Metal Mayhem ROC: A Heavy Metal Podcast
Metal or NOT Metal- “Metal Forever Mark” & “Metal Walt” debate if new music qualifies as “METAL” .

Metal or NOT Metal- “Metal Forever Mark” & “Metal Walt” debate if new music qualifies as “METAL” .

April 15, 2021

Good Evening METALHEADS! Its Thursday and time for a brand new episode of Metal Mayhem ROC.

Tonight Jon "The Vernomatic " Verno and  " Metal Forever Mark" welcome  MMROC Correspondent "Metal Walt" back to the show to play our debate game of Metal or NOT Metal. 

The guys are presented with six brand new songs from unidentified artists and they debate whether the tracks qualify as METAL OR NOT METAL!

It's a fun way to hear some new music, talk metal and bust some chops. 

Enjoy the weekend, jam some tunes and always remember to KEEP IT HEAVY!!!

 

Roy Z- From Writing n Jamming with Solo Bruce Dickinson to Working with HALFORD and Producing Reunion Judas Priest - A true Heavy Metal Fairy Tale

Roy Z- From Writing n Jamming with Solo Bruce Dickinson to Working with HALFORD and Producing Reunion Judas Priest - A true Heavy Metal Fairy Tale

April 8, 2021

Good evening #metalheads! We have a VERY fun and informative show for you.

For the last 20 years, Metal Forever Mark has been good friends with Roy Z, a veteran metal guitarist and contributing writer of Bruce Dickinson's solo material from 1996-2005.

Tonight, Roy Z shared on how he and Bruce met and developed such a strong musical connection. From writing and recording together, to sharing the stage with him and Adrian Smith. Roy Z also had the chance to work with Rob Halford during his solo career and future releases! He played a big part of Rob's return to Judas Priest and produced the reunion album "Angel of Retribution."

Too many stories followed to list here. Metal Forever Mark and Roy Z shared never-before-heard stories from their long friendship and shared his picks from Mt. Rushmore of Metal & Metal Confessions. Such a cool way to look back at a historic period Heavy Metal History!

 

 

SAXON- Nigel Glockler talks covering SABBATH, ZEPPELIN, MOTORHEAD for new Covers CD.

SAXON- Nigel Glockler talks covering SABBATH, ZEPPELIN, MOTORHEAD for new Covers CD.

April 1, 2021

Hello Metalheads ! No April fools day trick for you. We really have an exclusive fun interview with SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler as he discusses with the Vernomatic the brand new INSPIRATIONS CD.

Coming off of a successful album/tour cycle with their previous effort “Thunderbolt”, Biff Byford & Co. reportedly already have new original material in final stages of production to be released. Understandably though, presenting this now would be shooting blanks for a band that has become such a staple in the live circuits under normal circumstances. Hence the idea to buy some time with “Inspirations”. But rest assured, this is not something hastily put together – Saxon clearly put a lot of thought into this release, starting with its cover – a black and white drawing with the classic formations of the bands they’re covering.

Nigel plays along with staple show segment Mt.RUSHMORE of metal and gives some highlights of past tour antics. Great conversation with a super guy from a HEAVY METAL HOF BAND..

Metal Mayhem ROC- Discover all the Media Partners that make up The Metal Mayhem ROC Brand.

Metal Mayhem ROC- Discover all the Media Partners that make up The Metal Mayhem ROC Brand.

March 25, 2021

Good evening Metal Heads! Metal March Madness is coming to an end, just as spring fever is in full force. On tonight's show, we profile two of our Media Partners that have helped build the Metal Mayhem ROC brand into what it is today.

WLFE-DB Radio and WLFE-DB Digital Network is an Ontario NY based production company specializing in both audio Podcast Production as well as Internet Television talk shows. 

Ted Wolfe is the co-owner of WLFE-DB Digital Network and host of a weekly television talk show "Talking with Teddy." I was recently a guest on Talking with Teddy to discuss the history of Metal Mayhem ROC,  the connection that MMROC and WLFE-DB Radio share and to discuss where both operations are at in 2021.

Our second interview is a replay of our december interview with Mike "Metal Mike"  Tyler from www.thatmetalstation.com. We teamed up with TMS this January and launched a Live Radio show Metal Mayhem ROC Live on every Mondays on That Metal Station.

"Metal Mike" gives us the low down on all the wide variety of specialty metal shows hosted by Metal DJ's heard around the world. Mike shares the history of the station and gives us insight on where they are headed in 2021.

We wanted to share what type of programming our media partners have to offer and show our pride in being associated with 2 great outlets!

Have a great weekend and as always THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!

Keep it heavy, 
Vernomatic & Metal Forever Mark

 

 

St.Pattys Day - Thin Lizzy, Black Star Rider’s Ricky Warwick-Talks new solo album & Touring with Judas Priest.

St.Pattys Day - Thin Lizzy, Black Star Rider’s Ricky Warwick-Talks new solo album & Touring with Judas Priest.

March 18, 2021

Happy St.Pattys's Day Metal Heads. To keep with the spirit of the Irish we welcome one of their own to this weeks show.  Jon 'The  Mc Vernomatic " Verno welcomes Irish Rocker Ricky Warwick to the show.

Metal Forever Mark and "McVernomatic" share some past concerts shenanigans in a holiday edition of METAL CONFESSIONS.

Ricky Warwick is a Northern Irish musician and songwriter, and the lead singer with Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. He is also the frontman for the Scottish hard rock band The Almighty. with whom he achieved chart success in the UK throughout the 1990s. Warwick has released several solo albums and performed with a variety of other bands and artists, and also fronts his own band, The Fighting Hearts, to showcase his solo material.Warwick gained notoriety when he was asked to join a revised version of Thin Lizzy by long time thin Lizzy member Scott Gorham.

In September 2009, Gorham began to assemble a new version of Thin Lizzy, and in May 2010 a new line-up was announced. Joining Gorham was original drummer Brian Downey, long-standing keyboardist Darren Wharton, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, and singer Ricky Warwick from The Almighty, while Marco Mendoza returned to fill the bass guitar role.

In April 2011 the band announced that Vivian Campbell would be leaving Thin Lizzy amicably to rejoin Def Leppard after one final gig on 28 May. He was replaced by Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus.[46] On 28 August, it was announced that Damon Johnson of Alice Cooper's band would be replacing Fortus for Thin Lizzy's tour of the US with Judas Priest. Fortus returned to tour with Guns N' Roses for the rest of the year, and Johnson has since replaced Fortus permanently.

On 10 October 2012, Thin Lizzy announced that the new material would not be released under the Thin Lizzy name, but would be released under the name of Black Star Riders.. According to Gorham, this was "out of respect to Phil Lynott and the legacy he created", though he confirmed that the new material would feature the classic Thin Lizzy sound. Ricky Warwick announced that the group would cease regular touring as Thin Lizzy at the end of 2012, 

Today sees Ricky Warwick release his first solo record in five years with 'When Life Was Hard And Fast'. To celebrate the release of the new album,

For the process of recording the album, Ricky was joined by Robert Crane (Bass), Xavier Muriel (Drums) and Keith Nelson (Guitar) as well as a number of special guests including Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Andy Taylor formerly of Duran Duran, Thunder's Luke Morley, Dizzy Reed of the mighty Guns 'N Roses and even Ricky's daughter Pepper. Keith also produced the new album, having previously worked with Buckcherry, Blackberry Smoke and Alice Cooper. Keith noted that "Ricky is a true Rock-n-Roll soul... he’s got incredible stories to tell and a unique way of telling them. It’s been an honor to be asked to partner and contribute to this record.”

Vernomatic gets the details of how Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy have a unique connection to the Metal world. Great listen and A superv way to celebrate with our Irish friends. 

https://youtu.be/ayqMcr9JOOs

Facebook.com/rickywarwickofficial
Twitter.com/rickywarwick
Instagram.com/rickywarwickofficial

 

 

Behind the “Metal Curtain” - Vernomatic speaks with touring industry Professionals on the state of live shows in 2021.

Behind the “Metal Curtain” - Vernomatic speaks with touring industry Professionals on the state of live shows in 2021.

March 11, 2021

Jon "The Vernomatic '' Verno welcomes Metal Mayhem ROC Correspondent Southern Cal to the show as the two take a peek behind the "Metal Curtain." Vern and Cal speak with industry professionals covering what it takes to put on National stadium shows as well as regional and local club gigs. The guy's get the low down  on how and when live concerts  can return.

Vernomatic also welcomes Randy Peck from the The Rochester Entertainment Group and the Montage Music Hall in Rochester NY. Randy shares what it takes to stage a club level show, working with the the touring bands crew as well as ironing out gig day logistics with local crews. Randy walks us through what hoops he had to jump through when hosting Rock shows during COVID, as well as the measures taken place to ensure the Club Show return of 2021.  

Southern Cal has a talk with David Heath, a veteran of over 35 years working as a Production & Staging Coordinator of some of the biggest tours ever! From foreman to head of Transportation, he's worked with Metallica, Ozzy, U2, and Madonna. David also added his opinion of the state of touring for 2021.

Vernomatic and Southern Cal speak with Taylor Henry from a Florida Booking Company responsible for financing and promoting a nearly decade long yearly 80's Hair Metal Festival called "Eighties in the Park" hosted in Melbourne, Florida. From popular bands of the decade to iconic movie & TV cars, the event offers something for everyone. Taylor painted the picture of how this family business, originating as a cool idea, would grow into a three-day Rock Festival celebrating everything 80's. Then shared the next steps needed to when the live shows return. 

Tonight's show gives us a chance to get the views and opinions from those whose livelihood in invested in the live music industry.

Big THANK YOU to Randy, David and Taylor for taking the time to speak with us tonight.

Black Sabbath  - Vinny Appice  Talks-turning down offer to join Ozzy prior to  blizzard era, replacing Bill Ward in Black Sabbath and discusses the new  Heaven n Hell / The Mob Rules Deluxe Re -Issue

Black Sabbath - Vinny Appice Talks-turning down offer to join Ozzy prior to blizzard era, replacing Bill Ward in Black Sabbath and discusses the new Heaven n Hell / The Mob Rules Deluxe Re -Issue

March 4, 2021

Hello Metal Heads. Welcome to March Madness. What a better way to start the month than with a visit with our old friend Vinny Appice. Vinny is here to discuss the new Black Sabbath re issue and to give us a update on his band Last in Line

Rhino Records salutes the long shadow cast by this short-lived lineup with newly remastered versions of both albums expanded with rare and unreleased music. Heaven and Hell: Deluxe Edition and Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition will be released separately on March 5, 2021. 

Singer Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979 and quickly found kindred spirits in guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward. When Heaven And Hell was released in April 1980, the album was met with effusive reviews for the band’s return to form on metal masterpieces like “Neon Knights” and the title track. The album reached #9 in the U.K. and #28 in the U.S., where it was also certified platinum.
 
Heaven and Hell: Deluxe Edition adds several bonus tracks that have never been released in North America, including versions of “Children of the Sea” and “Die Young” recorded live in 1980 in Hartford, CT. The set concludes with live rarities like “E5150” and “Neon Knights” that originally appeared in 2007 on the Rhino Handmade’s limited edition collection, Black Sabbath: Live At Hammersmith Odeon
 
To follow-up Heaven And Hell, the group returned to the studio in 1981 to begin recording Mob Rules, with drummer Vinny Appice joining the band for the first time. Released in October 1981 and certified gold, the album was another Sabbath classic, including standouts like “The Sign of the Southern Cross,” “Turn Up The Night” and the title track.
 
Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition boasts an expansive selection of rare and unreleased recordings. Along with additional tracks from Live At Hammersmith Odeon, the collection also includes a newly mixed version of “The Mob Rules.” The cherry on top is an entire concert recorded in 1982 in Portland, OR. Highlights include stellar performances of “Neon Knights” “Heaven And Hell” and “Voodoo.” 

Metal Mayhem ROC show correspondent and Sabbath expert; "Metal Walt" checks in with recap of the DIO Sabbath Years. Opening with a great discussion filled with the wit -n- humor that only "Metal Walt" can provide.

 

Metal Mayhem ROC Author Andrew Bennett talks ERUPTION IN THE CANYON:  Details of Wolfe calling DLR , Eddie and Al crazy ass Fights and play by play recount of Eddie Jacking up Fred Durst.

Metal Mayhem ROC Author Andrew Bennett talks ERUPTION IN THE CANYON: Details of Wolfe calling DLR , Eddie and Al crazy ass Fights and play by play recount of Eddie Jacking up Fred Durst.

February 25, 2021

Hello #metalheads. It's Thursday and its time for a brand new edition of Metal Mayhem ROC. Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno and Metal Forever Mark present Part 2 of exclusive epic interview with Rock filmmaker Andrew Bennett, author of Eruption in The Canyon212 Days and Nights with the legendary Eddie Van Halen.

Andrew shares the details of Wolfie calling David Lee Roth and leaving a voice message inviting Dave to a jam session at the 5150 Studios. Hear never-before-told stories of when Dave met with the Van Halen's at the studio prior to rehearsals for the 2007 reunion tour

Official website to order www.eruptioninthecanyon.com.  DO NOT USE AMAZON LINK FOR ORDERING !!

 

A revelatory, fly-on-the-wall collection of photographs and stories documenting Eddie Van Halen at work in his famed but seldom seen 5150 studio, from the 2004 reunion with Sammy Hagar through the 2007 reunion with David Lee Roth.

A fortuitous call from a stranger in the middle of the night led to a once-in-a-lifetime assignment. The stranger was Eddie Van Halen. The assignment, as Eddie related it, was to “capture the truth. Show people how hard I work, because that’s the truth.”

Having no idea where this would lead or in what form it might be shared, Andrew Bennett spent portions of the next two years relentlessly documenting everything that occurred inside Eddie’s sanctuary. From rehearsals, recording sessions, and revealing conversations, to vicious arguments, brutal brawls, and a wild encounter with Fred Durst of Limp Biscuit.. He memorialized every square foot of that sacred space, every piece of equipment, and every guitar—including the beloved Frankenstrat.

Featuring more than two hundred photographs, and accompanied by intimate reflections on what the author witnessed, Eruption in the Canyon presents an incomparable portrait of one of the most revered artists in history.

Metal Mayhem ROC Filmmaker /Author  Andrew Bennett talks  ERUPTION IN THE CANYON: Details of EVH chasing Robbers away from 5150 with an UZI, to impromtu meet-n-greets at the supermarket.

Metal Mayhem ROC Filmmaker /Author Andrew Bennett talks ERUPTION IN THE CANYON: Details of EVH chasing Robbers away from 5150 with an UZI, to impromtu meet-n-greets at the supermarket.

February 18, 2021

Hello Metal Heads. It's Thursday and its time for a brand new edition of Metal Mayhem ROC. Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno and Metal Forever Mark share Part 1 of a 2 part interview with Rock Filmmaker and author Andrew Bennett, author of Eruption in The Canyon: 212 Days and Nights with the legendary Eddie Van Halen.

Official website to order www.eruptioninthecanyon.com.  DO NOT USE AMAZON FOR ORDERING !!

A revelatory, fly-on-the-wall collection of photographs and stories documenting Eddie Van Halen at work in his famed but seldom seen 5150 studio, from the 2004 reunion with Sammy Hagar through the 2007 reunion with David Lee Roth.

A fortuitous call from a stranger in the middle of the night led to a once-in-a-lifetime assignment. The stranger was Eddie Van Halen. The assignment, as Eddie related it, was to “capture the truth. Show people how hard I work, because that’s the truth.”

Official website to order www.eruptioninthecanyon.com.  DO NOT USE AMAZON FOR ORDERING !!

Having no idea where this would lead or in what form it might be shared, Andrew Bennett spent portions of the next two years relentlessly documenting everything that occurred inside Eddie’s sanctuary. From rehearsals, recording sessions, and revealing conversations, to vicious arguments, brutal brawls, and a wild heist attempt in the middle of the night. He memorialized every square foot of that sacred space, every piece of equipment, and every guitar—including the beloved Frankenstrat.

Featuring more than two hundred photographs, and accompanied by intimate reflections on what the author witnessed, Eruption in the Canyon presents an incomparable portrait of one of the most revered artists in history.

Best of Metal Mayhem ROC interviews 2020- EVH, Rhoads, Sixx, Chilling with Cliff in ‘83…More!

Best of Metal Mayhem ROC interviews 2020- EVH, Rhoads, Sixx, Chilling with Cliff in ‘83…More!

February 11, 2021

Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno and Metal Forever Mark put together The Best of 2020 highlight episode. This is a fun look back at some of the exclusive  interviews that was featured on the show in 2020. 

Vernomatic revisits the episodes chronicling Rochester NY's Major contribution to the explosion of Heavy Metal on the east coast in the early to mid 80's.

* Metal Mayhem Radio Show- How a young Vernomatic and "The Cheech" followed their passion and started a weekly Metal radio show ,which resulted in a exclusive interview with METALLICA in 1986 .

* "Lakeshore Record Exchange-The Metal Years " the riveting story of how  Ron and Jackie Stein parlayed a import Metal Record store into becoming  one of the top  promoters of metal concerts on the east coast in the mid 80s. Listen to Ron recall how  METALLICA would come to LAKESHORE while  they were in Rochester NY during the recording of KILL EM ALL. 

* The Making Of KILL EM ALL- Here the story of 21 year old Andrew Wroblewski , a aspiring sound engineer, befriend a very young METALLICA and helped record the HOF bands debut album.

* Metal Forever Mark shares excerpts from his exclusive interviews with Don Dokken, Michael Sweet of Stryper, Brian Wheat of Tesla. 

* Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark team up with  sound bites from there interviews with Metal Comedian Jim Florentine ,Van Halen Expert Author Greg Renoff and Rock n Metal Photographer Mark "WEISS Guy" Weiss. 

This is Just the tip of the iceberg. Hear some of Heavy Metals longest tenured veterans share exclusive road stories of EVH, Randy Rhoads , Nikki Sixx, Metallica . Also exclusive  Mt. Rushmore of Metal lists , Metal confessions and Much ,Much , More. As always , THANK YOU for the support and KEEP IT HEAVY!!

Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Metal Debate - Which era of metal ruled ? 80’s/90’s vs  00’s/10’s.The Metal  Mayhem ROC guys fight it out.

The Great Metal Debate - Which era of metal ruled ? 80’s/90’s vs 00’s/10’s.The Metal Mayhem ROC guys fight it out.

February 4, 2021

Welcome to the weekend Metal Heads , hoping everyone's 2021 is starting out well. We are excited to  launch into our third year of this podcast. Both Metal Forever Mark and I have worked our asses off and  appreciate the input and support provided by the metal community. THANK YOU!

Tonight's show- Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno and Metal Forever Mark meet up at the Metal Mayhem ROC studios for a old fashioned, traditional, back-to-the-roots discussion show. 

Metal Forever Mark previews new music from Accept, UDO and Saxon in a fresh "Streaming for Vengeance" segment. He also checks in with some Metal News pertaining to new Butcher Babies and live streaming events .

Vernomatic and Mark go head-to-head in a brand new "Fire 'n Ice"
discussion: "Which era of metal ruled? 80's/90's vs  00's/10's.

And the guys share the all time favorite Live Metal albums in tonight's Mt. Rushmore of Metal Pick.

Kick back, get ready for the weekend and enjoy the show! 

https://metalmayhemroc.com/

Brian Wheat of Tesla- How I turned a record collection hobby into a friendship with Jimmy Page

Brian Wheat of Tesla- How I turned a record collection hobby into a friendship with Jimmy Page

January 28, 2021

Hello Metal Heads! Welcome to the weekend. The Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark welcome Brian Wheat onto tonight's show. The Metal Mayhem ROC guys take a deep dive into Brian's New book "Son Of a Milkman - My crazy life with Tesla."

Brian shares some insight on the formative years of when City Kidd eventually turned into Tesla and the struggles that all the members endured throughout the years.

Vernomatic and Brian debate Brian's selection of Mt. Rushmore Rockers of all time.

Metal Forever Mark connects with Brian on a personal level as they discuss the effects of the autoimmune condition, Colitis. Some great insight into what Brian has overcame in his lifetime.

Brian Wheat is far from your typical rockstar. As bassist for the multi-platinum band, Tesla, he’s enjoyed the spoils of success and lived the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle to the hilt. But it came at a cost, one that took years to repair.

In this deeply honest and utterly revealing memoir, Wheat sheds light on the many challenges he faces, including bulimia, weight issues, and the crippling anxiety and depression caused by his conditions. Just like the songs his legendary band made, this is no-nonsense, blue-collar storytelling at its best. While revealing the vulnerable human behind the bass guitar, this autobiography also offers tremendous stories of life on the road, and collaborations and encounters with legendary figures like his pals in Def Leppard, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, and Paul McCartney. Son of a Milkman will entertain, surprise, and inspire longtime fans of this enduring band.

 

We are excited to include that this week's giveaway is a free copy of his newest memoir! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter as your entry ticket, and if you're already a subscriber you've been entered! Sign up here!

Raven - Guitarist John Gallagher confirms the rumor of how big of a “wanker” Yngwie truly is while on tour together in the ‘80’s!

Raven - Guitarist John Gallagher confirms the rumor of how big of a “wanker” Yngwie truly is while on tour together in the ‘80’s!

January 21, 2021

Jon “The Vernomatic" Verno catches up with John Gallagher of Raven and the two get down to the nitty gritty surrounded the 2020 release of "Metal City."  Topics include the Behind The Scenes making of their new CD and how Max Norman, the legendary producer, assisted in the engineering of the release. John Gallagher gives insight on the unique chemistry that he shares with his brother Mark and new drummer Mike Heller.

As tradition, John gives us his MT. RUSHMORE OF METAL - "Top 4 Bands he's toured with" and shares a not-so flattering METAL CONFESSION involving a known-wanker “GUITAR GOD."

Metal Mayhem ROC show correspondent "Southern Cal" calls in from the beach of Melbourne Fla with a review of Metal City and a update on what the band has been up to for the last 20 years.

 

About Raven: 

RAVEN is a rare thing in music,  true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will BLEED true heavy metal – a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!

Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes – 46 YEARS ago!!!) The Gallagher brothers cut their teeth playing the pubs & clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter.

The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) inspiring every band of that era and beyond.  Basically,  without Raven you just would not have thrash/speed metal…. after all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours!

Following a tumultuous move to the USA, deals with Atlantic Records, indentured servitude and commercialism,  Rob left the band in 1987 to be replaced by drummer extraordinaire Joe Hasselvander, who had made his name in cult doom band Pentagram, Savoy Brown and his own solo projects, adding a new dimension to the band.

In 2001,  guitarist Mark Gallagher was involved in a near fatal accident – but fought his way back from the brink and the band proved they were stronger than ever!  This renewed spirit and attitude was reflected in the title of their 2010 album “WALK THROUGH FIRE” and in the career overview DVD “ROCK UNTIL YOU DROP”.

2014 found the band opening for Metallica (the band that Raven took on their first tour back in 1983) in Sao Paulo in front of 70,000 fans, and completing their finest album to date – ExtermiNation” which was released to universal acclaim from fans & critics alike in 2015!

After a serious heart attack in May 2017 Joe Hasselvander has had to unfortunately relinquish the drum stool….taking over drum duties is the phenomenal  Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) who has immediately injected high energy into the band!

Following an insane blur of world touring over the last 3 years, the guys released another RAVEN opus, “Metal City” in September 2020 taking their game to the next level…a scorcher of immense proportions!

 

In a cynical musical landscape these days, where bands are not “gangs “but faceless corporations, RAVEN is a band that is REAL not FAKE – and proud of it! Great talk with one of Thrash Metals true ROYALTY.

The Power - Spotify Link

Top of the Mountain - Spotify 

Raven - Website
Raven - Facebook

 
 
Armored Saint - Find out what happens when snowed in for three days with Metallica in ‘85

Armored Saint - Find out what happens when snowed in for three days with Metallica in ‘85

January 14, 2021

Metal Mayhem ROC Special Interview Edition with John Bush lead singer from the band “Armored Saint.”

Hello #metalheads, “it’s always heavy in here”! We are excited to bring you this special interview, recorded in the Metal Mayhem ROC Studios in Rochester, NY. Metal Forever Mark and the Vernomatic had the opportunity to speak with the Legendary John Bush from Armored Saint. Bush gives insight on the latest Armored Saint release “Punching The Sky” and how the band has been promoting the release without playing live. The guys take a walk down Heavy Metal memory lane with tales from the famous 1985 tour "Ride the Lightning" tour with headlining W.A.S.P., Metallica and followed by Armored Saint. John participates in staple show segment MT. RUSHMORE OF METAL with his top 4 metal singers...listen to see who! 

Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 80s, Armored Saint's eighth full-length album Punching The Sky sees them returning with a hard, diverse, attitude-drenched collection. It's everything that faithful followers have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward. "The goal is to write really good music. I know I'm stating the obvious here but that's about the size of our agenda," says bassist Joey Vera. "We've been able to shed a lot of expectations that sometimes plague a band like ours that has been around a long time, and we've recently moved into a comfort zone with just being ourselves. This record is a reflection of where we’re at, right now." 

With the band's place in the metal scene firmly reestablished with Punching The Sky, they are staring down their four decade anniversary, which Vera reflects on. "Part of me feels like I can't believe we've been doing this for that long. It's kind of incredible. So I feel pretty damn lucky really, that we've been able to have the support from fans and our record company for all these years. Without this support, we really couldn't do any of this. So this is the big part of what has kept us going, and when I stop and look around, I am humbled that we've had this opportunity to make music and tour for such a long time. That's what our initial goal was back when we were just 18 years old."

https://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint

https://twitter.com/thearmoredsaint

http://armoredsaint.com/

“End of The Attention Span”

https://open.spotify.com/track/0ZXfCqbSaymA9otjk7lIQS?si=UGZYkqJwTuqPF9wreu4cYA-

"Missle to Gun"
https://open.spotify.com/track/6NB1gVo28x1LS4OzGjqki5?si=F6UdwxdDREKQGlUtDLOotA

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

https://open.spotify.com/track/1t45nu8Bz8V0H1Adc54dvL?si=WyfE-I0lToeprIAKz7W0Gg

 

Anvil  Interview-Lips discusses  LEGAL AT LAST CD  and WHAT NOT to say to Ted Nugent.

Anvil Interview-Lips discusses LEGAL AT LAST CD and WHAT NOT to say to Ted Nugent.

January 7, 2021

Metal Mayhem ROC show episode January 7, 2021

 Jon “THE VERNOMATIC“ Verno  brings in 2021 with a catch up interview with  Steve “LIPS” Kudrow from ANVIL to discuss the 2020 release of  LEGAL AT LAST CD. Lips shares the details of how the 2020 European tour was abruptly cancelled and how they have kept busy during the COVID-19 Layoff.

Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band now consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), and Chris Robertson (bass). As of 2020, the band has released eighteen studio albums, and had been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including Megadeth,  Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica

The band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, was the subject of the 2008 documentary film, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadie Sacha Gervasi. Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots with AC/DC and Saxon. Appearances at major heavy metal festivals, including Download, Loud Park and Hellfest, and independent music festivals like Bumbershoot and SXSW, also followed the release of the film

Vernomatic gets the inside scoop on the positive effects of the Documentary on the band, and how THIS period is there “GLORY DAYS”. The guys also reminisce about the early days of anvil and how the band transitioned from 70’s hard rock act to an 80s Metal band which leads to Lips sharing a secret about the “MOTOR CITY MADMAN’’ Ted Nugent.

Vernomatic welcomes Metal Mayhem ROC Correspondent “SOUTHERN CAL” to the show. Cal provides commentary on the band, An in-depth review of the new LEGAL AT LAST CD as well a sample of a few choice cuts from the disc.

Feature Interview Show links:

https://open.spotify.com/track/12GQZzDHMdjfzKYvLEwATn?si=4JQ7mzGtSq6-bqDrtrbIJw

https://open.spotify.com/track/6jLH9DqRaPCPUnToaqzmjL?si=mQxfhO3DQVWL6EoTtx0qjQ

https://open.spotify.com/album/4ae6neJzQHVg26wX86Ok4l?si=EBWyKPKBRBGa0SUsvd7ipw

https://www.facebook.com/anvilmetal

https://twitter.com/AnvilMetal666

New Years Eve Special - A Diehard’s Journey in Rock’ ‘N’ Roll - Dean Dilorenzo

New Years Eve Special - A Diehard’s Journey in Rock’ ‘N’ Roll - Dean Dilorenzo

December 31, 2020

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Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno welcomed Dean Dilorenzo on the show to discuss Dean's new book: "A Diehards Journey in Rock n Roll."

From AC/DC to ZZ Top, meet the man who has met so many iconic bands. Dean is from downstate New York, followed his passion for Rock n Roll and created a book that captures his journey over the last 35 years. 

His book includes autographs, ticket passes, guitar pics and photos from backstage parties, tour bus shenanigans and random run-in's. It's a great story and just proves that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it and believe in ROCK N ROLL! 

Truly leaves you in awe. I've found myself reading certain chapters over and over to relive some of memories. Be sure to check this out. #rockon

Christmas Special Show-”Metal Walt” Interview-

Christmas Special Show-”Metal Walt” Interview-

December 23, 2020

Christmas Cheer to All Metal Heads!

We are in the holiday spirit and sharing a fun interview with professional concert bootlegger "Metal Walt".

Jon "The Vernomatic " Verno and Metal Forever Mark welcome Metal Mayhem ROC show correspondent "Metal Walt" to the show.  The guys discuss "Metal Walts " 30 plus years of  following hard rock and heavy metal bands around the world, and capturing there live concerts.

Walt shares what propelled him to start recording concerts, the lessons   learned along the way and the chance meetings with some of his rock Idols.

Metal Forever Mark reminisces with Walt about the times in NYC and hanging out with the HALFORD guys.

Vernomatic goes one on one with Walt on a Epic segment of MT.RUSHMORE of Metal and shares his own concert schnanagens.

All this and more .. Happy Holidays Everyone.

 

 

 

Hirax - Feature Interview Katon De Pena

Hirax - Feature Interview Katon De Pena

December 17, 2020

Heavy Holiday Metal Heads! 

They say it's better to give than to receive, so we're doing our part and handing out a dose of old school metal. We did some research and was able to locate Katon De Pena from legendary 80's thrash/metal band HIRAX for lesson in the history of thrash. 

Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno is joined by MM Roc's Show Producer Mike Anthony for a deep dive into the history of HIRAX. Katon explains what it was like for heavier bands like Hirax, Metallica, Slayer and Dark Angel in glam metal infested LA in the early 80's and what led to the eventual migration to San Francisco. 

Other topics covered include the history of Rampage Radio and the record vault and what really went down at Fender ballroom in Long Beach, California. 

If you're unfamiliar with the band than you're in store for a lesson in the history of thrash, from one of the pioneer's of the movement. Katon shares insight on what Hirax is up to in 2020 and gives us his Mt. Rushmore of Metal gigs. 

Feature Interview Show links: https://open.spotify.com/track/55owPrhRs7JtGD0Uoc5Thp?si=OrgGKwOCTUuL0clprhqLow

https://open.spotify.com/track/5aLjkTzqJDvv7ibeANVtRB?si=0bcLOxMuRvCnpJ3mTHbLBA

https://hirax.bigcartel.com/

https://www.facebook.com/hiraxthrashmetal/posts/hirax-home-big-cartel-official-hirax-recordsvinyl-albums-merchandisehttp

https://twitter.com/hiraxofficial?la

Mike Tyler-That Metal Station.com Interview

Mike Tyler-That Metal Station.com Interview

December 10, 2020

Happy Holidays #metalheads. We'e excited to profile a kick-ass all metal internet radio station tonight "Metal Mike." Tyler, Co-Owner of "That Metal Station.com" gives us the low down on all the wide variety of specialty metal shows hosted by metal heads all around the world.

Mike shares the history of the station and gives us insight on where they are headed in 2021.

Metal Forever Mark has an exciting segment of "Streaming For Vengeance" tonight and the Vernomatic goes into the vault for a deep cut!  

Spirit Adrift - Marcus Bryant Interview

Spirit Adrift - Marcus Bryant Interview

December 7, 2020

Hello #metalheads, Tis' the season for METAL. We are excited to share our recent chat with Marcus Bryant ,drummer of the quickly up and coming metal band -  "Spirit Adrift."  Marcus shares how he became a Metal Head, his early influences and what led him and band founder and visionary Nate Garrett to join forces. Other great discussion topics include how the band has matured through out the last 4 releases and how Marcus and Nate create the Spirit Adrift sound. We preview several tracks from the bands 4th full length release "Enlightened in Eternity" and Marcus participates in staple show segments FIRE N ICE and  MT. RUSHMORE OF METAL!

Mark “Wise Guy” Weiss  Interview - The Decade That Rocked 1980-1990

Mark “Wise Guy” Weiss Interview - The Decade That Rocked 1980-1990

November 26, 2020

Legendary Hard Rock photographer Mark "Weissguy" Weiss joins The Vernomatic and MetalForever Mark to discusses his new book "The Decade that Rocked 1980-1990." Mark shares enticing behind the scene stories of shooting such 80s rock gods as Ozzy Ozbourne, Motley Crue, Metallica, Van Halen, Judas Priest and countless others. A must listen for any metal Head of any age! 

The Great Metal Debate - What really killed metal in the 90’s?

The Great Metal Debate - What really killed metal in the 90’s?

November 12, 2020

The Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark go head-to-head in a Debate Episode. Show covers two debates, one being FIRE 'N ICE- (Warren Di Martini of Ratt VS George Lynch Of DOKKEN)

And then the guys discussed what really killed Metal in the 90's? Was is grunge? Or overexposure? Find out. 

Feature Interview with Reb Beach

Feature Interview with Reb Beach

November 11, 2020

Vernomatic catches up Reb Beach of Winger and Whitesnake to discuss his new instrumental release and Rebs 30 years as a recording artist. Metal Forever Mark directs a SUPER SIZE version of Streamimg for Vengeance- New Music from Accept ACDC Butcher Babies and more.. MM ROC correspondent SOUTHERN CAL visits with a update on NWOBHM veterans ANGEL Witch..

Sean Peck (Death Dealer) Interview / Terry Le Roi (Stand Up and Shout Charity Cover) Interview

Sean Peck (Death Dealer) Interview / Terry Le Roi (Stand Up and Shout Charity Cover) Interview

November 6, 2020

Vernomatic And Metal forever Mark Catch up with "METAL VISIONARY" Sean Peck from Death Dealer. Sean discusses The bands new CD "Conqured Lands " as well as his involvement with The Three Tremors and other musical outlets.
Vernomatic also Interviews Terry Le Roi - from LeROI XII. They discuss how LEROI XII recruited members of the Metal Community to record cover of the DIO classic STAND UP AND SHOUT for Charity..

LA Guns - Kelly Nickels Interview

LA Guns - Kelly Nickels Interview

October 30, 2020

Vernomatic talks with Kelly Nickels about New L.A.Guns CD "Renagades"

New Music from Armored Saint in our "Streaming For Vengeances" segment. We also profile new music from two up and coming bands - Spirit Adrift from Phoenix Arizona and Shrapnel from The U.K. 

Wicked - Danny Doll Interview

Wicked - Danny Doll Interview

October 22, 2020

Vernomatic and metal Forever Mark Interview Metal Band WICKED.. Danny Doll shares the "VISION" of the band and details about the January 2021 album release. Metal Mathem ROC correspondent Metal J shares details of "LIFE ON THE ROAD " in the music Business and Tonights Mt.Rushmore is METAL CHICKS..

Streaming For Vengence & Bay Area Godfathers Interview

Streaming For Vengence & Bay Area Godfathers Interview

October 15, 2020

The Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark concentrate on new streaming Releases.. Music from AC/DC, Five Finger Death Punch, Hammerfall and Accept.  Tonights feature Interview is with Bob Nalbandian the director of the new Metal Documentary "BAY AREA GODFATHERS" -The Riveting story of the Bay Area Metal Scene.

Eddie Van Halen Tribute- Van Halen rising Author Greg Renoff Interview Re Air from July 2020

Eddie Van Halen Tribute- Van Halen rising Author Greg Renoff Interview Re Air from July 2020

October 7, 2020

Interview discussion with Greg Renoff Author of the Ted Templeman Book and also Van Halen Rising. Take a "deep dive" into the history of Van Halen. Regardless if you classify VH as a Rock or Metal band, they certainly influenced generations of metal bands, and were part of the early days of the LA "Hair Band" explosion. You will enjoy this interview!

Eddie Van Halen Special Tribute Show Metal Mayhem ROC 10.6.2020

Eddie Van Halen Special Tribute Show Metal Mayhem ROC 10.6.2020

October 7, 2020

Vernomatic and metal Forever Mark pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen on the day of His death. Metal Mayhem ROC correspondents Metal J and Mike DiGiorgio share their Thoughts on The passing of Rock ICON EDWARD VAN HALEN.

-CLIFF EM ALL Special- Behind The scenes of The Making Of Metallica’s  Kill Em All album

-CLIFF EM ALL Special- Behind The scenes of The Making Of Metallica’s Kill Em All album

October 1, 2020

Cliff Burton OBSERVANCE SHOW..
Exclusive Interview Tonight on Metal Mayhem ROC..
Andrew Wroblewski-Engineer on Metallica's Kill Em All shares ALL details for the first time ever..
Heavy Metal Expert "The Cranker" divulges all his stories from when The Metallic Overdrive Radio show Jocks Let Metallica live with them for two weeks... EXCLUSIVE peek into the Kill Em All ERA..

Don Dokken Interview

Don Dokken Interview

September 24, 2020

Jon "THE VERNOMATIC" Verno and MetalForever Mark catch up with Arena Rock Legend Don Dokken to discuss the bands new 2020 Release- DOKKEN -THE LOST SONGS 1978-1981.

BLOODFEAST - Tom Lorenzo Interview

BLOODFEAST - Tom Lorenzo Interview

September 17, 2020

Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno catches up with Tom Lorenzo from BLOODFEAST. The two metal Heads discuss The band in 2020# and sets the record straight on the past. Vernomatic also plays some music spanning the bands 30+ year Career. We also profile 2 up and coming Internet Radio Shows and a undergrounds' Metal Podcast specializing in local metal bands in Rochester NY!

Stryper - Michael Sweet Interview

Stryper - Michael Sweet Interview

September 11, 2020

Metal Forever Mark catches up with legendary STRYPER founder, vocalist, guitarist and producer Michael Sweet to discuss the bands new 2020 album "Even The Devil Believes"

Labor Day Weekend Show with Southern Cal and The Cranker

Labor Day Weekend Show with Southern Cal and The Cranker

September 4, 2020

The Vernomatic welcomes Metal Mayhem ROC correspondents Southern Cal and "THE CRANKER " to discuss The Metallica Drive in concert the mid 70s and early JUDAS PRIEST tours. Also paying tribute to the late Power trip Vocalist Riley Gale and UFO bassist Pete Way. Plus more from Mt.Rushmore of Metal Drummers!

Metal Mike Interview

Metal Mike Interview

August 27, 2020

"Metal" Mike Chlasciak is a Polish-American musician. Best known as the guitarist for Halford, led by Rob Halford. With well over a million records sold, Chlasciak and Halford have toured the world several times over with the likes of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Mötley Crüe. Metal Mike also performed or recorded with other metal legends and bands such as Testament, Joqcim Cans, Ralf Scheepers, Sebastian Bach and even Jim Bruer; the heavy metal comedian!

Mark “WeissGuy” Weiss shares details of his new Photo book The Decade That Rocked-1980-1990

Mark “WeissGuy” Weiss shares details of his new Photo book The Decade That Rocked-1980-1990

August 20, 2020

Legendary Hard Rock photographer Mark "Weissguy" Weiss joins The Vernomatic and MetalForever Mark to discusses his new book -The Decade that Rocked 1980-1990. Mark shares enticing behind the scene stories of shooting such 80s rock gods as Ozzy Ozbourne,Motley Crue, Metallica, Van Halen, Judas Priest and countless others.. A Must Listen for any metal Head of any Age..

Debate & Discuss: News, On The Road Segment and Top 4!

Debate & Discuss: News, On The Road Segment and Top 4!

August 14, 2020

Metal Mayhem ROC 8.13.2020. full show Episode Includes up to date METAL NEWS. On The Road segment (Metallica's Drive-In Gig and the Sturgis Event.) NEW MUSIC: Streaming For Vengeance- (New Primal Fear, Live Dee Snyder) and going over new music with Mt. Rushmore of Metal: Bassists.

The Rods - Carl Canedy Interview

The Rods - Carl Canedy Interview

August 6, 2020

Jon "The Vernnomatic" Verno catches up with Carl Canedy of The Rods to discuss the new Canedy Band "Warrior" album, History of Playing Heavy Metal Music for 40 years and shares some Metal Memories.

Author Greg Renoff Interview

Author Greg Renoff Interview

July 31, 2020

Interview discussion with Greg Renoff Author of the Ted Templeman Book and also Van Halen Rising. Take a "deep dive" into the history of Van Halen. Regardless if you classify VH as a Rock or Metal band, they certainly influenced generations of metal bands, and were part of the early days of the LA "Hair Band" explosion. You will enjoy this interview!

“Flashback 2015″ The Lost Interviews Madame Mayhem interview with Metal Forever Mark

“Flashback 2015″ The Lost Interviews Madame Mayhem interview with Metal Forever Mark

July 30, 2020

Metal Forever Mark catches up with Madam Mayhem prior to the debut of her new alblum/CD back in 2015 and related supporting live shows, Madam Mayhem is a heavy metal female artist from NYC. Guest artists include Billy Sheehan, Korn Drummer, Rush Parrish, Sachel from Steel Panter, Bumblefoot made a special guest appearance on her newest release too! It was great to see her still active in 2020. Audio is a little glitchy in parts, but overall , solid heavy metal interview!

Metal Mayhem ROC full show episode July 23 2020 with the Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark

Metal Mayhem ROC full show episode July 23 2020 with the Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark

July 24, 2020

Metal Mayhem ROC 7.23.2020 .Episode includes up t date METAL NEWS, On The Road, (" Iron Maidens, Great White, Dokken, Doro), Streaming for Vengeance (includes Stryper , Udo, Havok,) Guest Metal Confession froma fan backstage Ramones Story and more

Talking Heavy  Metal with Jim Florentine Special Interview Edition

Talking Heavy Metal with Jim Florentine Special Interview Edition

June 9, 2020

Cool Interview with Heavy Metal Comedian Jim Florentine.Topics include how he got into Metal, Early Concerts, Behind the scene info of THAT METAL SHOW from VH-1.. also His MT.RUSHMORE of Metal Bands and a cool METAL CONFESSION.

Metal mayhem ROC -Best Of Last In Line Interview.. May 2019 anniversary episode

Metal mayhem ROC -Best Of Last In Line Interview.. May 2019 anniversary episode

June 2, 2020

Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno and Metal Forever Mark celebrate The One Year Anniversary Of The MetalMayhemROC Podcast with a Best Of Interview from The Vaults..
A Edited version Of Our interview with Metal Legends LAST IN LINE from May 2019. Cool Stories and Tidbits from there illustrious career.

History of Lakeshore Record Exchange, the Ron Stein Story Episode 3 -the Metal Years

History of Lakeshore Record Exchange, the Ron Stein Story Episode 3 -the Metal Years

May 22, 2020

Episode 3 Lakeshore Record Exchange, expansion into the Buffalo market with second retail location, highly successful Venom in store appearance at new store, development of metal concert promoting in ROC NY, crazy concert andedotes and in stories from concerts and backstage antics! End of the 80's and beyond , and Mount Rushmore of Metal!

Lakeshore Record Exchange History  Ron Stein Episode 2 Metal Mayhem ROC Special Edition the metal years

Lakeshore Record Exchange History Ron Stein Episode 2 Metal Mayhem ROC Special Edition the metal years

May 22, 2020

Episode 2 Lakeshore Record Exchange on Lake Ave in Rochester NY, debut of Metallic Overdrive- weekend radio show. Development of extensive mail order program, behind the scenes of befriending Metallica and assisting in the recording of Kill Em' All in Rochester and support of their first tour, followed by big plans for business expansion.

Lakeshore Record Exchange  -Episode 1 of 3 Metal Mayhem ROC Special Edition interview with owner Ron Stein - the Metal Years!

Lakeshore Record Exchange -Episode 1 of 3 Metal Mayhem ROC Special Edition interview with owner Ron Stein - the Metal Years!

May 21, 2020

Metal Mayhem ROC Special Edition! Take a trip down Heavy Metal Memory lane as Ron stein Shares how he parleyed a Record collecting hobbie into a trend setting and game changing retail Import Heavy Metal Record store .. And Thats Just The start.. This Is Part 1 of a EPIC 3 part Series..

Metal Mayhem ROC Show Episode 4/21/2020

Metal Mayhem ROC Show Episode 4/21/2020

April 22, 2020

-Metal Minute
-On The Road
-Streaming For Vengance
-Mount Rushmore
-Odds and Ends...

Metal Mayhem ROC First Pilot Episode Ontario NY Studios 1 2019

Metal Mayhem ROC First Pilot Episode Ontario NY Studios 1 2019

April 15, 2020

Metal Mayhem Episode 1, first ever live Metal Mayhem ROC show, with the Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark , we talk about inception of the show, Judas Priest road trip , Mount Rushmore of Metal

Metal Mayhem ROC second episode recorded from Ontario NY studios May 2019

Metal Mayhem ROC second episode recorded from Ontario NY studios May 2019

April 15, 2020

MadamMayhem ROC Episode 2 May 2019 second show ever recorded from WLFE-DB Radio studios in Ontario NY Metal Forever Mark and Vernomatic

Flashback Sammy D Ruthless The Lost Interviews w Metal Forever Mark

Flashback Sammy D Ruthless The Lost Interviews w Metal Forever Mark

April 15, 2020

Metal Forever Mark talks with Sammy D from Ruthless

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