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RIOT ACT-Former RIOT guitarist RICK VENTURA returns with new band, New  Tour with RAVEN and shares old Metal touring stories.

RIOT ACT-Former RIOT guitarist RICK VENTURA returns with new band, New Tour with RAVEN and shares old Metal touring stories.

September 22, 2022

Hello Metal heads. Its September and Fall is upon us. Time for some new Metal.

On tonight's show, we welcome RICK VENTURA of RIOT ACT. 
Rick shares details about the new band, how they crafted these killer new songs and his excitement to play both these and the classic RIOT material Live.
Rick gained early career success as one of the original guitarist's of the band RIOT from the late 70's and early 80's.
RIOT gained a cult following in the metal community after classic releases like FIRE DOWN UNDER and RESTLESS BREED. 
Riot toured with all the big bands like AC/DC, RUSH , BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW and shares many "METAL CONFESSIONS".

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Nigel Glockler-SAXON drummer talks new rocking three piece side project SIX X SIX, SAXON tour plans and old metal memories.

Nigel Glockler-SAXON drummer talks new rocking three piece side project SIX X SIX, SAXON tour plans and old metal memories.

September 8, 2022

Hello Metal heads. Its September and we are ready for the fall.

On tonight's show, we welcome back our old friend Nigel Glockler from English heavy metal masters SAXON.
Glockler is part of a new project called SIX X SIX and is excited to divulge all the details surrounding this new power three piece.
Glockler is joined in this new musical venture by two other hugely accomplished and highly acclaimed, musicians hailing from disparate corners of the globe and each with the pedigree to back up the claim.

They are guitarist Ian Crichton from the acclaimed Canadian prog rockers SAGA, recognized as one of the top rock players in North America, and U.S. based Robert Berry, perhaps best known for his association with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer on bass, keyboards and vocals.

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History of Metal 1989- Is the ”GOLDEN AGE” of metal over? Can the OG’s still deliver? Sneak peek into the 90’s metal scene.

History of Metal 1989- Is the ”GOLDEN AGE” of metal over? Can the OG’s still deliver? Sneak peek into the 90’s metal scene.

September 1, 2022

Hello Metal Heads -As we enter September we hope you have had a fun and enjoyable summer. 
On this week’s episode we dissect the metal landscape in 1989. This is a turning point year as the 80's metal explosion comes to an end and we brace for the 90's. 
Not many releases from our classic bands but rather a mixture of debuts from SKID ROW, BADLANDS and BLUE MURDER.
Sophomore release from TESLA as well as break through effort's from FAITH NO MORE ,SAVATAGE and OVERKILL.
Glam kingpin's MOTLEY CREW struck gold with Dr. Feelgood and WHITESNAKE with Slip of The Tongue.
OG's RUSH , AEROSMITH and ALICE COOPER had a resurgence with chart topping efforts and tours.
KING DIAMOND continued his majesty solo career, KINGS X creates a masterpiece and The CULT crossover into the metal world.
We can't touch an them all, but rather what we were listening to at the time.

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ANTHRAX- Frank Bello shares How bad The stage was to cancel a Rochester NY show, Touring with BLS and future of ANTHRAX.

ANTHRAX- Frank Bello shares How bad The stage was to cancel a Rochester NY show, Touring with BLS and future of ANTHRAX.

August 24, 2022

Hello Metal heads. This week's show is a investigative report with Frank Bello of Anthrax.

On Friday Aug 19th, 2022 The ANTHRAX, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and HATEBREED concert in ROCHESTER NY was cut short and cancelled before it could even get going. 
Due to a damage to several Stage Structural welds HATEBREEDS set was cut short and the rest of the night was abruptly cancelled. 
ANTHRAX Bassist Frank Bello made time for us today and shares his take on the events that led up to the cancellation.
We also discuss how the tour has been going, The bands fall UK tour as well as taking a walk down Heavy Metal Memory Lane. 

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DESTRUCTOR- 80’s thrasher’s story of earning major record deal, band ending tragedy and a 2022 comeback. Great walk down Heavy Metal Memory Lane.

DESTRUCTOR- 80’s thrasher’s story of earning major record deal, band ending tragedy and a 2022 comeback. Great walk down Heavy Metal Memory Lane.

August 18, 2022

Cleveland, Ohio's DESTRUCTOR was a 1980s thrash metal band whose brief career was curtailed by tragedy.

Formed in 1983 by spectacularly renamed members Dave Overkill (vocals/guitar), Pat Rabid (guitar), Paul Warhead (bass), and perhaps best of all, Matt Flammable (drums), Destructor jumped the thrash metal bandwagon hot on the heels of pioneers like Metallica and Slayer.

1985 saw the release of their Their  full-length debut MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION . Although rough around the edges, the album was big on promise and well received by the metal underground, eventually leading to a major label deal with Island Records  for DESTRUCTOR'S next effort.

Recording for the tentatively entitled "Decibel Casualties" began in late 1987, but, tragically, Dave Holocaust was stabbed to death on January 1, 1988; and when their Island deal fell through, DESTRUCTOR decided to call it a day rather than carry on without their slain friend. 

Fast forward to summer of 2022, The guys have re-grouped, released new material and are excited about a summer tour of Mexico with NASTY SAVAGE . 
We speak with Dave Overkill (vocals/guitar)about the early days, their historic Rochester appearance in March of 1985 , we listen to cuts of an old interview the band conducted with Rochester Metal Radio DJ "THE WARHEAD" from 1985 and just shoot the shit about METAL!

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Gene Simmons- launches ’Money Bag Sodas’ in collaboration with Niagara Falls, New York-based soda bottlers and die hard KISS fans Paul and John Janik.

Gene Simmons- launches ’Money Bag Sodas’ in collaboration with Niagara Falls, New York-based soda bottlers and die hard KISS fans Paul and John Janik.

August 11, 2022

Hello Metal heads. This week's show is a example of "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE"

The collaboration between Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, co-founder of KISS and serial entrepreneur Gene Simmons  and partners Paul Janik Jr., John Janik , began with a chance meeting at Cleveland’s “Wizard World” convention.

The long time KISS fans were in attendance with the hope of meeting their rock Idol, who was a featured guest at the convention.  John and Paul struck up a soda-centric conversation with the music legend. Simmons asked for their card, and a week later, Paul received a call from Simmons. 

John and Paul explain ,in detail, the chain of events from inception to delivery of the soda.

HOW the collaboration  with Gene blossomed from a business venture to a true personal friendship. They relive  stories of traveling with KISS , befriending Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer . There are fun antidotes of  hanging out at soundchecks as well  meeting Gene's wife Shannon as guests at their  California home.

 “We never dreamed it would be possible to work with someone we have idolized for decades. Gene is the ultimate entrepreneur and a very engaged business partner,” said Paul. “We are honored to have had the opportunity to develop such a rock star-worthy product for soda lovers to enjoy and fans to collect.”

“Paul and John have an impeccable work ethic, as well as a prowess in the premium soft drink marketplace,” said Simmons. 

This is a great story and exemplifies that anything is possible as long as you take a chance and go for it.

This is soda royalty! If you have expensive taste, drink Moneybag!

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History of Metal 1988- Are the ”BIG 4” Finally growing up? Were the Hair Bands Fizzling out? Who Really stole the MONSTERS OF ROCK Stadium Tour?

History of Metal 1988- Are the ”BIG 4” Finally growing up? Were the Hair Bands Fizzling out? Who Really stole the MONSTERS OF ROCK Stadium Tour?

August 4, 2022

Hello Metal Heads - Hope your Summer is fun and enjoyable.

On this week’s episode we dissect the metal landscape in 1988. This is a pivotal year in the 80s metal explosion as it picks up where 1987 left off.

The Hair Nation scene is getting oversaturated with copy cat bands and less than Steller releases from the big wigs.( Pun Intended)

The BIG 4 of Thrash all release new full length albums and are really maturing into Super stardom levels.

The battle of Pasadena continues as David Lee Roth has his SKYSCRAPER release and VAN HAGAR, err, VAN HALEN puts out OU812. Track By Track observations for both.
All this and more as we revisit 1988 and take a deep dive into the HISTORY OF METAL.

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The ”STADIUM TOUR”. Are tickets sales figures misleading? Nita Strauss exits Alice - Career Suicide? PANTERA ” Reunion”-Will it sell?

The ”STADIUM TOUR”. Are tickets sales figures misleading? Nita Strauss exits Alice - Career Suicide? PANTERA ” Reunion”-Will it sell?

July 28, 2022

Hello Metal Mayhem ROC Maniacs.
We're back to discuss all the current happenings in the rock and metal world.
The past few weeks have been crazy with The "STADIUM TOUR" in full force. POISON stealing the show, DEF LEPPARD highlighting new material and MOTLEY CRUE flat out sucking.We share our thoughts on footage from all acts, including the recent discloser of the ticket sales so far
Some big news came out of the Alice Cooper camp recently with the exit of guitarist Nita Strauss and the return of Kane Roberts. Nita left to join Demi Lovato's touring band and Kane's return just in time for the summer COOPER tour. We discuss Nita's departure as well as Kane's return. What do you think about it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks was the announcement of the Pantera reunion . With the additional announcement of Charlie Benante and Zakk Wylde being recruited to replace the dearly-departed Abbott brothers, it's added a new dimension to the situation. We share our feelings on this controversial upcoming tour. 
Other topics covered this week include news on the IRON MAIDEN train in Sweden, The recent problem of fans totally misbehaving at rock shows. Recent issues on the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE tour with fans jumping on stage , to Ian Astbury of THE CULT breaking up fights at their concerts. 

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ORIANTHI talks New LIVE Album, jamming with Steve Vai at 14 and nailing the BEAT IT solo to secure spot on last Michal Jackson Tour.

ORIANTHI talks New LIVE Album, jamming with Steve Vai at 14 and nailing the BEAT IT solo to secure spot on last Michal Jackson Tour.

July 14, 2022

Good Evening Everybody!

Vernomatic and Metal Walt welcome internationally renowned rock guitarist ORIANTHI on to the show to discuss her new live album "Live From Hollywood", life and career.
The performance was captured on January 8, 2022 at the Bourbon Room in Hollywood, CA a and sees the guitarist and her excellent backing band in fine form. 
Orianthi rose to stardom in her teens being discovered by Steve Vai and Carlos Santana. After coming to the USA and getting signed to Geffen/Interscope, she auditioned and was offered the lead guitar role with  Michael Jackson for his final tour. After Michaels passing, Ori joined the Alice Cooper band and has played with Carrie Underwood,  Ritchie Sambora , Dave Stewart as well as recording her solo records, which we discuss today.
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Aaron Thom- Young entrepreneur parlayed his obsession of 80’s unsigned metal bands into the start of a unique record label.

Aaron Thom- Young entrepreneur parlayed his obsession of 80’s unsigned metal bands into the start of a unique record label.

July 7, 2022

Good evening everybody.

As Metal Walt and Ian O'Rourke take a mid summer vacation, Vernomatic Returns with a local story of a young Heavy Metal Fan following a dream.

Aaron Thom is a mid twenties metal head with the soul of a old rager.
His love and fascination with the metal scene of the eighties has blossomed into a business venture.
In 2021 Aaron parlayed his obsession of 80's unsigned metal bands into the start of a record label specializing in re distribution of old demo's from bands from the 80s. 
Aaron shares the process of seeking out these old bands that by now are scattered across the globe.
With the help of his Metal network, Aaron connects with these artists with the goal of re releasing these lost treasures so that the 2020's generation of Heavy Metal fans can enjoy these efforts. 
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New Graham Bonnet Band release, reconnecting with Michael Schenker and how he is still rocking ”ALL NIGHT LONG” well into his 70’s.

New Graham Bonnet Band release, reconnecting with Michael Schenker and how he is still rocking ”ALL NIGHT LONG” well into his 70’s.

June 23, 2022

Good evening everybody.

As Vernomatic takes a mid summer vacation,"Metal Walt" fills in with a EPIC effort as he welcomes rock vocalist  Graham Bonnet on to the show. 

Graham Bonnet is a hard rock legend with a pedigree to back that statement up. His stints with Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri prove he is one of the finest rock vocalists of his generation.

The Graham Bonnet Band has  just released a new studio album, "Day Out In Nowhere". Graham is joined by long-time bandmates Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass) and Conrado Pesinato (guitar) keyboardist Alessandro Bertoni and drummer Shane Gaalaas (Michael Schenker, B’z). "Day Out In Nowhere" also sees guest appearances from Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie), Mike Tempesta (Powerman 5000), Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and Graham's former bandmate, legendary keyboardist Don Airey (Deep Purple, Rainbow).

"Metal Walt" shares his interpretation of the new CD's stand out tracks as well as commentary on some past solo efforts. 

The two take a walk down Heavy Metal Memory lane, Grahams divulges some fun tidbits from his Illustrious career and even shares the back story of his hobby of raising chickens.

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The return of MERCYFUL FATE, Why its time for KISS to end, SAMMY/PRIMUS concert Review, Metal DJ Mark James celebrates 30 years in Radio.

The return of MERCYFUL FATE, Why its time for KISS to end, SAMMY/PRIMUS concert Review, Metal DJ Mark James celebrates 30 years in Radio.

June 16, 2022

Good evening everybody.

For this week's' episode we are doing a "Check In " Show.

Vernomatic, Ian and "Metal Walt" discuss some of the up to the minute topics in the world of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. 
" Metal Walt " attended both the Sammy Hagar and Primus shows this week and shares a first hand review with spot on commentary.
Vernomatic and Ian O'Rourke discuss the latest revolving around the over hyped KISS tour, The return of MERCYFUL FATE
We also welcome  MMROC Team member and radio metal DJ Mark James on to the show as Mark celebrates 30 years in Metal Radio Broadcasting this weekend.
Mark gives us a quick background on his career and divulges what will be included in this Saturdays 6 hour mega 30 year celebration live radio show he is putting on. 
A fun discussion with insight , opinions and constructive debate. 

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NFT’S, Crypto Currency and HEAVY METAL? The future of the art world? Discover why you are hearing more and more about NFT’s in HEAVY METAL.

NFT’S, Crypto Currency and HEAVY METAL? The future of the art world? Discover why you are hearing more and more about NFT’s in HEAVY METAL.

June 2, 2022

Good evening everybody.

For this week's' episode we are enrolling in Heavy Metal College and studying NFT's (Non Fungible Tokens).
What are NFTs, you ask? Well, We reached out to NFT collector and industry influencer Danny Ukes to help us understand NFT's better and their place in Heavy Metal. Danny has his finger on the pulse of what's going on. It's deep stuff, metal heads.
We are also joined by Steve Joester, a 50-year veteran of Rock and Roll photography. Steve has photographed such metal gods as BLACK SABBATH, VAN HALEN, KISS and AC/DC as well as legend acts like The WHO, PINK FLOYD and The ROLLING STONES .

This spring Dan and Steve connected as Steve was rolling out a brand-new limited-edition rock and roll heavy metal guitar hero NFT exhibit. 

Hopefully, with Dan and Steve's help, we all can start to understand NFT's better, or at the very least  hear some cool Rock and Metal stories.

All this and more as we take a deep dive into the world of NFT's.

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CREATURE FEST 2022- Ace Frehley, Peter Criss,Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick all together. Train wreck or Rock n Roll KISSTORY?

CREATURE FEST 2022- Ace Frehley, Peter Criss,Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick all together. Train wreck or Rock n Roll KISSTORY?

May 30, 2022

Happy Memorial Day everybody.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all the past , present and future members of our armed forces for your courageous service. 

We have put together a quick show today commenting on leaked reports surrounding this weekends CREATURES FEST in Nashville,Tenn. 
Original KISS members ACE FREHLEY and PETER CRISS were joined  KISS alumni Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick for a 2 day expo "CELEBRATING" KISSTORY.

VINNIE VINCENT had a brief , but "LEGENDARY" run with KISS from 1983- 1984. Toured with the band on the 1983 CREATURES OF THE NIGHT Tour and even donned a PHAROH persona on stage.
BRUCE KULICK enjoyed a more productive and respected run with KISS from 1984- 1996.
Vernomatic and Ian discuss some of the bizarre leaked reports from the expo. Musicians playing to backing tracks, Strict NO CELL PHONE policy, absurd charges for auto graphs as well as other wacky reports. This is just the start of what should be a fun and exciting few days in the KISSTORY camp.

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History of Metal-1987. Was this the pinnacle of 80s hair metal? Were the ’’big 4’’ of thrash  ready for the long haul? Did the Old school legend bands run out of gas ?

History of Metal-1987. Was this the pinnacle of 80s hair metal? Were the ’’big 4’’ of thrash ready for the long haul? Did the Old school legend bands run out of gas ?

May 19, 2022

On this week’s episode we dissect the metal landscape in 1987. This is the most ground breaking year in the 80s metal explosion as it picks up where 1986 left off.

The Hair Nation scene is at the top of the charts and all over the metal mags and MTV with Career Topping releases from MOTLEY CRUE, DEF LEPPARD. 

Part of the BIG 4 of Thrash is solidifying with releases by METALLICA and ANTHRAX.
Solo acts like ACE FREHLEY and DIO tour the states. 

Are The legend acts like AEROSMITH , KISS, RUSH and BLACK SABBATH running out of gas? 
All this and more as we revisit 1987 and take a deep dive into the HISTORY OF METAL.

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The Meaning of Metallica -Ride the lyrics. Heavy Metal Professor William Irwin shares insight on his new book,the first to ever focus exclusively on their lyrics of Metallica.

The Meaning of Metallica -Ride the lyrics. Heavy Metal Professor William Irwin shares insight on his new book,the first to ever focus exclusively on their lyrics of Metallica.

May 7, 2022

More than 40 years since their formation, and 125 million album sales later, Metallica is as relevant as ever. Much has been written about the band, but never like this.

The Meaning of Metallica is like a riveting conversation with a close friend. A thematic tour de force that traces Hetfield’s lyrical development across the decades, this companion examines everything from deep cuts like “Confusion” to megahits like “Enter Sandman.” Sure to spark debate and discussion, The Meaning of Metallica provides a close reading of lyrics dense with details and rich with allusions.

William Irwin is Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Philosophy at King's College, Pennsylvania.

Irwin is best known for having originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books with Seinfeld and Philosophy (1999), The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001), and The Matrix and Philosophy (2002). In 2006, became the General Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, which includes Metallica and Philosophy (2007) and Black Sabbath and Philosophy (2012), among other volumes.

 

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MAD BUTCHER-1980’s German band reunion gig. GRAVEHUFFER-2010’s Sludge doom band craft a killer sound.

MAD BUTCHER-1980’s German band reunion gig. GRAVEHUFFER-2010’s Sludge doom band craft a killer sound.

May 5, 2022

This weeks show we have a bit of "OLD SCHOOL " and "NEW SCHOOL "  to profile.

MAD BUTCHER from Germany and GRAVEHUFFER from Joplin, Missouri.

MAD BUTCHER

After 30 years, German Heavy Metal Band MAD BUTCHER will hold a exclusive reunion gig in Oberhausen, Germany to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the band. 
Vocalist " METAL HARRY" (Harry Elbracht) Joins us to share a bit about the band and how this reunion came about.
The gig features 3 of the 4 original members and will revisit music from 1985's Metal Lightning Attack, 1987's 
Metal Meat and the 2020 For Adults Only Release.

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GRAVEHUFFER
Since their inception in 2008, GRAVEHUFFER has crafted their sound into an other-worldly amalgamation of Crust, Punk, Metal, Grindcore, and unapologetic down-tuned Sludge-laden Doom.
Without ever making a conscious effort to do so, the Joplin, Missouri band proudly shuns the confines of genre confinements and so-called rules for the sake of the music itself and their collective creative output.

Guitarist Ritchie Randall joins us to discuss the bands history , how they craft their unique sound, as well as fun collaborations with "Chewy" from VOIVOD,

Curran Murphy from ANNIAHLATOR and Tommy Stewart from HALLOWS EVE.

Rounding out the lineup is Travis McKenzie on vocals, Mike Jilge on bass, and Jay Willis on drums.

Gravehuffer steers clear of trends and limits by being themselves and letting the music take them where it wants to go.

They are now currently signed with Black Doomba Records, and are on tour  promoting their new album "NecroEclosion".

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TESLA-Brian Wheat talks Headline U.S. Summer tour, Set list deep cuts and reconnecting with Tommy Skeoch.

TESLA-Brian Wheat talks Headline U.S. Summer tour, Set list deep cuts and reconnecting with Tommy Skeoch.

April 28, 2022

On This weeks show, we welcome back Brian Wheat from TESLA.

Brian is here to share insight on the new 2022 summer TESLA headline tour across America.   
We discuss what songs make up this summers set list, how the band has adapted to writing new material in the covid era as well as their new philosophy of how to release material.
Brian also shares his feelings about his recent reconnection with former TESLA band mate TOMMY SKEOCH, how they stay in touch and the brotherhood they share since the 80's.
It's a fun insight into the "everyday guy attitude" that Brian Radiates.

 

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History of Metal-1986 - Best metal songs of all time? Hair Nation vs Thrash, Van Hagar vs DLR. Is the British Invasion Over?

History of Metal-1986 - Best metal songs of all time? Hair Nation vs Thrash, Van Hagar vs DLR. Is the British Invasion Over?

April 7, 2022

On this week’s episode we dissect the metal landscape in 1986. This is the most ground breaking year in the 80s metal explosion.

The biggest divorce in rock history plays out in front of our naked steaming eyes as VAN HAGAR AND DAVID LEE ROTH release post breakup debut albums.

The Hair Nation scene is at the top of the charts with BON JOVI, CINDERELLA, POISON and EUROPE all over the metal mags and MTV.

The thrash and underground scenes are becoming mainstream with METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and METAL CHURCH taking their spot at the metal table.

American young guns are making a dent as QUEENSRYCHE, TESLA, STRYPER and WASP are quickly gaining a following.

The British Invasion  acts are changing their image as JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, OZZY OZBOURNE and BLACK SABBATH are trying to keep their hold at the top.

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NIGHT DEMON-New CD, A once in a lifetime jam with Uli Roth , Plus touring suggestion for Metallica.

NIGHT DEMON-New CD, A once in a lifetime jam with Uli Roth , Plus touring suggestion for Metallica.

March 24, 2022

On this week show, we welcome Armand John Anthony, guitarist from Southern California’s metal master's NIGHT DEMON.

Night Demon will release a special compilation album-titled Year of the Demon. Comprised Of the bands five standalone 7” singles from 2020, this 10 track collection features original Songs, cover tunes, and previously unheard live recordings.

We cover a wide range of topics like WHY did they choose the bands to cover and how did playing live with Uli Roth from SCORPIONS fame come about. We go into detail about the NIGHT DEMON originals on the Year of the Demon.

We take a walk down heavy metal Memory Lane and with Armand commenting on VAN HALEN 1 turning 40 and what Eddie Van Halen meant to him. His insight on his favs GUNS N ROSES, METALLICA, and MEGADETH.

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Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR -New studio and career anthology CD’s, IRON MAIDEN/ VIRGIN STEELE connection, 40 years in metal.

Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR -New studio and career anthology CD’s, IRON MAIDEN/ VIRGIN STEELE connection, 40 years in metal.

March 17, 2022

After 40 years in the Heavy metal arena , legendary US heavy metal guitarist Jack Starr's stories are endless. Instrumental in the early 80's with the development of POWER METAL with his first band VIRGIN STEELE  ,to eventually going solo and fronting JACK STARR's BURNING STARR for the last 35 years. Jack Starr has a story to tell. 

During A 5 decade career, BURNING STARR released material spanning many genre's. From classic rock and metal to blues and even some jazz. Working with metal legends along the way like  Rhett Forrester (RIOT) , Carl Canady( The Rods)  and Gary Driscoll ( Rainbow) Starr's Star Burns Brightly. 

 Jack was involved,from the start, in the success of the florida 80's In The Park yearly festival in the 2010's.

Jack reflects on sharing the stage with fellow 80s contemporarys LITA FORD, QUIET RIOT, LA GUNS,WINGER ,SLAUGHTER to name a few. BURNING STARRS involvement contributed to the success and helped the 80's Metal Revival of the 2010's happen.

2022 brings more to the story. Global Rock Records has announced the signing of legendary US heavy metal guitarist Jack Starr's band Burning Starr, for the band's new album, Souls Of The Innocent.

Souls Of The Innocent continues Jack and the band's commitment to true US style power metal, new vocalist Alexx Panza also continues the bands legacy of discovering great vocal talent. The new album will be released first half of 2022 and will surely impress the guitarists faithful following worldwide.

Global Rock will also be issuing a 3-disc Burning Starr anthology, covering the bands entire career and featuring some rare and never heard tracks.

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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor on Cannibal Corpse playing his house party in ’92, Kerry King gives him shit about old pic from 80s

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor on Cannibal Corpse playing his house party in ’92, Kerry King gives him shit about old pic from 80s

March 3, 2022

Mastodons Drummer Brann Dailor is from Rochester NY. Metal Mayhem ROC originates from Rochester NY. So, our Paths have crossed throughout the years. Brann joins the Metal Mayhem ROC guys to discuss his memories and special “METAL MOMENTS” growing up in ‘THE ROC”.

Show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno welcomes show contributors ‘’Metal Walt” and Bill Lander – vocalist for the band ORDER OF THE DEAD, to the discussion.

Bill and Brann became good friends in early 90’s when Brann was a young metal head growing up here in Rochester. The two take a walk down ‘HEAVY METAL MEMORY LANE”.

Brann shares stories of when Cannibal Corpse jammed in his basement, comments on a circulating pic of a 16-year-old, mullet sporting metal head. How Kerry King and Gary Holt gave him shit about it.

Metal Walt takes a deep dive into the new 2021 release of Hushed and Grim with song commentary and questions regarding the release. They discuss the fall tour and plans for touring the rest of 2022.

It’s a fun discussion with many Mastodon and Brann Dailor antidotes never revealed before.

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History of Metal 1985- 80’s Hair Metal bands vs the Heavier independent non glam bands. Why the Kiss Stage Gear Was Terrible

History of Metal 1985- 80’s Hair Metal bands vs the Heavier independent non glam bands. Why the Kiss Stage Gear Was Terrible

February 17, 2022

Today on the Metal Mayhem ROC show, we talk about: •  The Kiss album, Asylum, why the album was met with a lukewarm reception and the criticism of Why the Kiss stage gear. • Iron Maiden's LIVE  album • Heavier independent bands Anthrax, slayer SOD,  Dio's Sacred Heart album and why this was the album was Ronnie James Dio's musical transformation from an 80's sound to a commercial sound. RUSH-Power Windows and more.. 

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Cannibal Corpse Interview- Talking Metal Blade 40th Anniversary Tour, Latest CD and Heavy Metal Memory Lane.

Cannibal Corpse Interview- Talking Metal Blade 40th Anniversary Tour, Latest CD and Heavy Metal Memory Lane.

February 16, 2022

We have a SPECIAL EDITION episode tonight.

Show host Jon ‘’ The Vernomatic’’ Verno welcome’s CANNIBAL CORPSE drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz to discuss the bands 15th studio CD VIOLENCE UNIMAGINED, the forth coming METAL BLADE 40th ANNIVERSARY Headline U.S. Tour and other odds n ends.

Vernomatic also invites ORDER OF THE DEAD Vocalist Bill Lander on too to help navigate the discussion. Bill and Paul are old friends dating back to the early to mid-90s days.

The three take a deep dive into the new album, contributions of new guitarist Erik Rutan to the new album and Bill and Paul share Road stories from touring together in the 90’s.

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History Of Metal – 1984. The Golden age of Metal. The GOOD, THE BAD and THE UGLY.

History Of Metal – 1984. The Golden age of Metal. The GOOD, THE BAD and THE UGLY.

February 10, 2022

On this installment of THE HISTORY Of METAL, the guys tackle the year 1984.

Old guards like VAN HALEN, SCORPIONS and IRON MAIDEN unleash career Topping releases.

Up n comers METALLICA, RATT, TWISTED SISTER and QUEENSRCHE are making noise of their own with ground breaking efforts. 

While The Underground is bubbling to the surface with kick ass platters from MERCYFUL FATE, METAL CHURCH, ANTHRAX, SAVATAGE and TROUBLE.

Join The Vernomatic, "Metal Walt" and Ian O'Rourke and enjoy 1984.

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Johnny ”Z”- R.I.P.  Carl Canedy of The RODS remembers his long time friend and brother in Metal.

Johnny ”Z”- R.I.P. Carl Canedy of The RODS remembers his long time friend and brother in Metal.

February 6, 2022

Megaforce co-founder Jon Zazula — who launched the iconic label, which released the first albums from Metallica, Anthrax and many others, with his wife Marsha in 1982 — died on Tuesday Feb. 1. He passed away in Florida surrounded by his brother, daughters, grand-daughters and friends; he was 69.

Tonight Jon "The Vernomatic'' Verno welcomes Carl Canedy of the NY power metal band THE RODS on to reflect on JOHNNY Z's Life in and out of the metal arena. 

Canedy and Zazula have been friends for over 40 years. Forming both a professional and personal relationship. Canedy reflects back on a friendship that  started in the metal community, but turned the two into "FAMILY".

Johnny Z was a true metal VISIONARY. R I P JOHNNY Z.

 

Saxon Interview- Nigel Glockler Talks New CD -Carpe Diem 2022 tour  and Heavy Metal Memories.

Saxon Interview- Nigel Glockler Talks New CD -Carpe Diem 2022 tour and Heavy Metal Memories.

February 3, 2022

On this weeks show Vernomatic welcomes SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler on to discuss the brand new CD Carpe Diem ( Seize The Day). 

Its the bands 23rd  studio album and early indications from the first couple singles has the band in top form in this post pandemic metal landscape.

Nigel shares the roots of the writing process, how the relationship with producer Andy Sneaps has matured over the years and the touring plans for 2022.

The two also take a long walk down heavy metal memory lane with seldom  shared stories  and antidotes of SAXON in the 80's. 

Vernomatic also profiles  Metal Devastation Radio CEO Zach Moonshine .

Moonshine parleyed a passion for heavy metal and broadcasting into one of the top Internet Radio /PR media outlets in the industry.

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History of metal -1983  Metallica kill em all album, Motley Crue, the Def Leppard Pyromania album, Kiss and the Vinnie Vincent Lick It Up album plus the US Festival 1983 lineup.

History of metal -1983 Metallica kill em all album, Motley Crue, the Def Leppard Pyromania album, Kiss and the Vinnie Vincent Lick It Up album plus the US Festival 1983 lineup.

January 27, 2022

Welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC as this week we are continuing our ongoing series “The History of Metal”- The year -1983

Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno welcomes back metal historian” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke from the Central NY traditional heavy metal band MOTORLORD to the show to help navigate this series.

“Metal Walt” covers the KISS no makeup album with Vinnie Vincent lick it Up. He also visits the BLACK SABBATH -Born Again album and gets his Balls to the wall with ACCEPT.

Ian O’Rourke handles IRON MAIDENPiece Of Mind, Motley Crue Shout at the Devil album, KROKUS- Headhunter.

Vernomatic covers all the NWOBHM honorable mentions, plus new releases and milestone albums including the Def Leppard Pyromania album, the Metallica kill Em All album and a feature on the US festival 1983 lineup.

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BREAKING NEWS: Former Black Sabbath Singer Tony Martin comments for the first time on record deal to reissue the albums he recorded with the band, new solo CD, and Touring plans.

BREAKING NEWS: Former Black Sabbath Singer Tony Martin comments for the first time on record deal to reissue the albums he recorded with the band, new solo CD, and Touring plans.

January 19, 2022

Metal Mayhem ROC host Jon ''The Vernomatic" Verno and show correspondent " Metal Walt" welcome ex Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin onto the show. Tony comments for the first time on the new secured record deal to reissue the albums he recorded with the band.

The three take a deep dive into the just released solo album 'Thorns', who's in the band, what led to releasing this cd now and the up to the minute plans for touring.

The guys also take a walk down Heavy Metal Memory Lane and revisit some of the best chapters of Tony's time in Black Sabbath.

 

History Of Metal-1982-Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke  as the three dissect some of the greatest releases from the year the year-1982

History Of Metal-1982-Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke as the three dissect some of the greatest releases from the year the year-1982

January 7, 2022

Happy New Year metal heads! Welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC  as this week we are continuing our ongoing series “The History of Metal”- The year -1982

Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno welcomes back metal historian” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke from the Central NY traditional heavy metal band MOTORLORD to the show to help navigate this series.

“Metal Walt” covers Live releases by both BLACK SABBATH Live Evil and Ozzy – Speak of The Devil, as well as the studio efforts by JUDAS PRIEST -Screaming for Vengeance and RUSH- Signals

Ian O’Rourke handles IRON MAIDEDNNumber of The Beast, SCORPIONS -Black out and ACCEPT – Restless and Wild.

Vernomatic covers all the NWOBHM honorable mentions, plus new releases and milestone albums from SAXON -Denim and Leather and MOTORHEAD-Iron Fist and VAN HALEN -Diver Down.

We mix in commentary and personal reflection on all of some of these releases directly  from Carl Canedy of THE RODS and Nigel Glockler of SAXON. It’s a great escape and reminds all of us how and why we love our metal heritage.

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History Of Metal-1981-Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke  as the three dissect some of the greatest releases from the year the year-1981

History Of Metal-1981-Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke as the three dissect some of the greatest releases from the year the year-1981

December 24, 2021

Happy Holidays metal heads! Welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.  This week we are continuing our ongoing series “The History of Metal”-

Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence and metal historian” Metal Walt”, and from the Central NY traditional heavy metal band MOTORLORD Ian O'Rourke . The three recount what was going on in the word of metal and dissect some of the greatest releases from the year the year-1981

“Metal Walt” covers Killer releases by ACDC- For Those about To Rock, BLACK SABBATH -Mob Rules, DEF Leppard- High N Dry, JUDAS PRIEST Point of Entry and RUSH- Moving Pictures and Exit…Stage Left.

Ian O’Rourke handles IRON MAIDEDN- Killers, Ozzy -Diary of A Madman, SAXON -Denim and Leather and MOTORHEAD-No Sleep till Hammersmith.

Vernomatic handles all the honorable mentions covering new releases and milestone albums from EVERYONE ELSE.

We mix in samples of some of the music mentioned, with commentary and personal reflection on all of these releases from the guys. It’s a great escape and reminds all of us how and why we love our metal heritage.

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ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello talks his new memoir, meeting rock stars as a teen and remembers the late John Lennon and Darell ”Dimebag” Abbott.

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello talks his new memoir, meeting rock stars as a teen and remembers the late John Lennon and Darell ”Dimebag” Abbott.

December 9, 2021

 

Good evening, everybody. It’s Thursday and time for another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC!

Tonight, show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno talks to Anthrax bass player Frank Bello about his new book "Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax".

Frank shares stories about meeting Steve Harris of IRON MAIDEN as a 14-year-old and also tracking down Gene Simmons of KISS in a secluded recording studio. Awesome, true stories!!

Frank talks about music, family, and the band's plans in 2022. Vernomatic and Frank take a walk down heavy metal Memory Lane as the two discuss Rochester and central NY’s metal history.

Frank answers a few listener questions and we hear from some of Franks metal friends.

The two also pay tribute to the late “Dimebag” Darell Abbott and John Lennon. It’s an intensely powerful conversation with one of the nicest guys in Metal.

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Metal Mayhem ROC- History of Metal -1980

Metal Mayhem ROC- History of Metal -1980

December 2, 2021

Good evening metal heads! Welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.  Tonight, we are continuing our ongoing series “The History of Metal”

Show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O'Rourke as the guy's dissect some of the greatest releases from the year -1980

Vernomatic provides commentary on the SCORPIONS Animal Magnetism, VAN HALEN Women and Children First and DEF LEPPARD On Through the Night releases.

“Metal Walt” cover’s RUSH Permanent Waves, JUDAS PRIEST British Steel and BLACK SABBATH Mob Rules albums.

Ian O’Rourke introduces OZZY and the Blizzard of Ozz,, IRON MAIDEN and MOTORHEAD releases. and then joins the “Vernomatic” and “METAL WALT” for a round table discussion on ACDC Back in Black.

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RAVEN- - Exclusive on location interview from heavy metal club Dingbatz in Clifton ,New Jersey. Gallagher brothers talk new tour, old songs and crazy NY/NJ Fans.

RAVEN- - Exclusive on location interview from heavy metal club Dingbatz in Clifton ,New Jersey. Gallagher brothers talk new tour, old songs and crazy NY/NJ Fans.

November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving metal heads! Its Thursday and time for a holiday edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.

This week host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno takes the show on the road to Clifton New Jersey, home of legendary metal venue DINGBATZ, for a remote interview with New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans RAVEN.  

Vernomatic is joined by staff contributors “Metal Walt’’ and Order of The Dead vocalist ‘’Bill the Rager” the three hang out with brother’s John and Mark Gallagher, founders of the band.  The five joke, bust balls and deliver an entertaining conversation centered on the current 2021 U S METAL CITY TOUR.

 

Vernomatic and the brothers discuss what its like touring in a new “post covid” landscape. How things have changed and, in some instances, stayed exactly the same.

 

“Metal Walt”, as a native New Jersian, gets the history of RAVEN in the Garden state, memories of the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILTIA as well as their relationship with the tri state area overall.

 

“Bill The Rager “, John and Mark take a walk down Heavy Metal memory lane, rekindle memories of RAVEN playing to a sweaty, sold-out Penny Arcade metal club in Rochester NY, living in the central NY area for a few years and general flashbacks to the western NY days.

 

Sprinkled in with music from the new METAL CITY release as well as classics from the back catalog, this is a fun visit with true metal veterans.

 

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The 450‘s- Carl Canedy of The Rods introduces his new band.

The 450‘s- Carl Canedy of The Rods introduces his new band.

November 18, 2021

Good evening, everybody. Its Thursday and time for another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC!

Tonight-- show host Jon “The Vernomatic’ Verno has a fun informative interview to share.

Carl Canedy, veteran of over 40 years in the Hard rock and metal community as both a drummer with 80s power metal band The Rods as well as a producer during the early years of Anthrax, Overkill and Manowar, joins the Vernomatic tonight to discuss his new project THE 450s

 

US based rock group THE 450s releases upcoming self-titled album release “The 450s” on November 19th, 2021 via LOUDER THAN LOUD RECORDS, available for pre-order via this link: https://smarturl.it/The450s

Vernomatic and Carl, take a deep dive into the origin of these tracks, how they came about and give a listen to portions of some of these cuts.

 

The guys talk about Carl’s connection to Ronnie James Dio as well his current relationship with Anthrax and Overkill. We here at Metal Mayhem ROC like to support our metal heroes in all of their outside projects.

 

THE 450s is a new American Rock band featuring The Rods’ Carl Canedy on drums. The line-up is completed by James Jacobs (St. James) on guitar, Robert Jacobs (St. James) on bass, Ryan Sambrook on keyboards and Rhett, a veteran of major labels, on vocals.

 

When the quartet got together in Miami chemistry was effortless, the resultant songs so strong that they caught the ear of legendary producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith), who went the extra mile in mixing the album, highlighting The 450’s inherent musical tension and dynamics. Chris Collier (Korn, Prong) also worked on the mixing/production, helping to hone the “modern” part of The 450’s “modern vintage” vibe.

 

The 450s bring an old-school band ethic to bear: No resting on laurels, no copping styles from their forefathers; no pre-fab or pre-conceived anything. “We got together in a room and turned everything up real loud,” they explain. “We jammed and recorded what came out. Ultimately, it’s “about creating this group of songs out of nowhere for no reason other than it’s what we all love to do.”

 

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The History of Metal -1979-Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke as the three dissect some of the greatest releases from the year the year-1979

The History of Metal -1979-Host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O’Rourke as the three dissect some of the greatest releases from the year the year-1979

November 11, 2021

Good evening metal heads! Welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.  Tonight, we are continuing our celebration of National Metal Day with the latest installment of our riveting series “The History of Metal”

Show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O'Rourke as the guy's dissect some of the greatest releases from the year- 1979.

Vernomatic provides commentary on the ACDC Highway to hell Albums, as well as taking a deep dive into the unfourtunently end of LED ZEPPELIN and the breakup of AEROSMITH. Vernomatic also covers the VAN HALEN 2 release.

“Metal Walt” catches us up on the” Deep Purple Family Tree” situation with updates on RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE And The GILLIAN BAND. “Metal Walt cover in detail  two classic JUDAS PRIEST releases Killing Machine and Unleashed In The East, as well as the state of KISS and QUEEN at the end of the decade.

 

Ian  covers the EURO scene with the latest from UFO, THIN LIZZY and then joins the “Vernomatic ”on a show ending discussion on the brilliance of VAN HALEN 2.

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Metal Mayhem ROC-Sean Peck -The Three Tremors Interview. Also Ozzy Fan Charlie Avino shares account of being at After Hours taping and meeting The Blizzard of OZZ Band.

Metal Mayhem ROC-Sean Peck -The Three Tremors Interview. Also Ozzy Fan Charlie Avino shares account of being at After Hours taping and meeting The Blizzard of OZZ Band.

November 4, 2021

 

Good evening, everybody. Its Thursday and time for another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC!

Tonight-- show host Jon “The Vernomatic’ Verno has two fun informative interviews to share.

THE THREE TREMORS, the project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN), will release its second album, "Guardians of The Void", on November 5 via Steel Cartel Records.

TREMORS shot out of a cannon at a frantic pace. They were pursuing an aggressive pace of live performances when the shutdown forced them to cut short their North American tour in the middle of their run in early 2020. They wasted no time, however, and got to work on another new album. Now their sophomore effort "Guardians of The Void" is ready for blast-off.

Vernomatic’s second interview is a cool chat with listener Charlie Avino.

On April 28th, 1981 Marty Duda was a young disc Jockey responsible for booking Ozzy Osbourne & The Blizzard of Ozz  TV show "After Hours" at 31 Studios here in Rochester, New York.  Charlie and Marty were friends and classmates at S.U.N.Y Brockport at the time, and  was in attendance for the taping of that performance.

Charlie heard our original interview with Marty from April of 2021 and reached out to me to share his memories of the event. Stories like what it was like to meet with Ozzy, Randy and the rest of the band, talking drumming with Tommy Aldridge, and to just see and feel the power of an ascending true heavy metal super star in Randy Rhodes.

This is some of the only pro shot video footage in existence of the late Randy Rhoads and Charlie was there to experience it all and share his memories with us.

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Metal Mayhem ROC- Resist & Bite- Tommy Skeoch Interview. Van Halen & The Rolling Stones-1981

Metal Mayhem ROC- Resist & Bite- Tommy Skeoch Interview. Van Halen & The Rolling Stones-1981

October 28, 2021

Good evening everybody. Its Thursday and time for another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC !

Tonight-- show host Jon “The Vernomatic’ Verno has two fun informative interviews to share.

Resist & Bite was formed in early 2019 by Tommy Skeoch (Formerly of Tesla) David Parks, Steve stokes, Brian Powell and Nathan Utz (Formerly of Lynch Mob).

The band spend most of 2019 writing and recording. They made themselves public to the world in February 2020, just in time for the pandemic.!! The band self-produced and released their first song “The Myth I’m Living” on Metal works, 105.9 The Rock in Nashville TN. The track gained momentum and positive attention worldwide.

In June 2021, saw the band release another single and video for the track “Fate”. The song was recorded and mixed by Michael Rosen at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville and is one of 13 new original tracks on the just released self-titled debut album Resist & Bite.

Vernomatic takes a deep dive into that album band members Tommy Skeoch and Steve Stokes.

The guys cover the formation of the band, their unique chemistry of writing and the “Magic “behind the tracks on this album. Its a fun chat with a great band that has its roots in classic 80s style rock but yet still has the sound and feel of a current 2021 hard rock band.

Vernomatic, then has an exclusive interview with Rock photographer Timmy McCrum as he shares his once-in-a-life-time experience of photographing both Van Halen and the Rolling Stones in one concert.

Van Halen capped off their 1981 Fair Warning by opening up for the Rolling Stones on two sold out stadium shows October 24th and 25th at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando FL 40 years ago this week.

Tim shares how he planted his photography equipment in an empty stadium days before the event to get past the strict security system. Tim relives the excitement and euphoria as a un stoppable VAN HALEN went toe to toe with the legendary rolling stones. It’s a great story with an even better ending.

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Metal Mayhem ROC- Armored Saint- Symbol Of Salvation LIVE!-John Bush Interview

Metal Mayhem ROC- Armored Saint- Symbol Of Salvation LIVE!-John Bush Interview

October 21, 2021

Good evening, Metal Heads! Its Thursday and time for a new edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.

Show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno welcomes Armored Saint Vocalist John Bush to the show to discuss the bands brand new release -Symbol of Salvation Live.

There are many ways to celebrate the anniversary of an important release in a band's career, and for Symbol of Salvation's thirtieth birthday - an album vocalist John Bush refers to as Armored Saint's "cornerstone record" - comes Symbol of Salvation Live. A combination live album and video of the band playing the album in its entirety at New York's famed Gramercy Theatre during their 2018 tour, it captures the power, diversity and peerless songwriting contained within it.

Vernomatic and John cover how this project came about, what kind of production vision the band had and what led them to choose the NYC market as the site to shoot the video.

Bush also shares his plans of doing an Anthrax era solo tour and comments on the time he played with Metallica during the bands 30th anniversary shows in 2011.

It’s a fun catch up chat with john and ends with a sample of a choice cut from the live CD.

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Metal Mayhem ROC- The History Of Metal- 1978

Metal Mayhem ROC- The History Of Metal- 1978

October 14, 2021

Good evening metal heads! Welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.  Tonight, we ae continuing our celebration of the month of ROCKTOBER with the latest installment of our riveting series “The History of Metal”

Show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno is joined by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O'Rourke as the guy's dissect some of the greatest releases from the year -1978

Vernomatic provides commentary on the ACDC POWERAGE and Live If you Want Blood …You Got It Albums, as well as taking a deep dive into the RUSH HEMISPHERES release. Vernomatic also covers the American ARENA ROCK Scene with updates on STYX , JOURNEY and FOREIGNER

“Metal Walt” catches us up on the” Deep Purple Family Tree” situation with updates on RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE And the GILLIAN BAND along with detail commentary on their releases. He also discusses the ALICE COOPER, TED NUGENT and the KISS SOLO albums

Ian O’Rourke covers the EURO scene with the latest from JUDAS PRIEST, UFO, THIN LIZZY and QUEEN and then joins the “Vernomatic” on a show ending introduction of VAN HALEN.

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Metal Mayhem ROC-The History Of Metal- 1977

Metal Mayhem ROC-The History Of Metal- 1977

September 30, 2021

Good evening metal heads! Welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.  Tonight, we welcome in the month of ROCKTOBER with the latest installment  of our riveting series “The History of Metal” - 1977.

The Vernomatic is welcomed back by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O'Rourke as the guy's dissect some of the greatest releases from ‘77.

Vernomatic provides commentary and music from ACDC, BOC, RAINBOW and RUSH, as well as updates on TED NUGENT and AEROSMITH. Ian catches up with what THIN LIZZY, UFO and QUEEN have been releasing. “Metal Walt” gets us up to speed on the two new kiss releases LOVE GUN and KISS ALIVE 2 as well as the state of BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER and JUDAS PRIEST.

We highlight debut albums from MOTORHEAD, QUIET RIOT, RIOT and CHEAP TRICK, plus take a peek at the bands that are ready to bust out from  garages and basements around the world and make an impact in 1978. All this plus the commentary and wisdom of the Vernomatic, “Metal Walt and Ian O’Rourke.

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Metal Mayhem ROC-Alice Cooper & Ace Frehley Concert Review- Utica NY Sept 22 2021

Metal Mayhem ROC-Alice Cooper & Ace Frehley Concert Review- Utica NY Sept 22 2021

September 23, 2021

Good evening metal heads welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC. Tonight, show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno and Metal Mayhem ROC show contributor Ian O’Rourke share their review of the Alice Cooper/ Ace Frehley concert.

Billed as the “OL’ BLACK EYES IS BACK ‘TOUR - Vernomatic and Ian traveled to Utica, NY and took in the concert in the historic Stanley Theatre, located in the downtown entertainment district.

Without divulging exact set list song by song, the guys express their thoughts on both of the band’s sets, give there take on the musicianship of BOTH bands and rate the performance.

Alice Cooper ,who is touring with former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley as his opening act, pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock audiences. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors.

Ace frehley is one of the first true guitar Gods and has remained a fan favorite from the original four founding members of KISS. With his fun-loving quirky smile and alien cackle, it’s a true treat to be able to see “SPACE ACE” Frehley in 2021.

We thank you for listening, please rate and review this podcast. Share with your metal and NON metal friends too, and always remember to KEEP IT HEAVY!!

Metal Mayhem ROC-History Of Metal -1976

Metal Mayhem ROC-History Of Metal -1976

September 16, 2021

Good evening metal heads and welcome to another edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.  Tonight, we continue our riveting series “The History of Metal” as we highlight the year 1976.

 The Vernomatic is welcomed back by show correspondence” Metal Walt” and Ian O'Rourke as the guy's dissect some of the greatest releases from 76.

Vernomatic provides commentary and music from ACDC, and RUSH, as well as updates on Ted Nugent and Aerosmith. Ian catches up with what Thin Lizzy, UFO and Queen have been releasing and highlights the Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny era. “Metal Walt” gets us up to speed on the two new kiss releases Destroyer and Rock and Roll Over as well as the state of Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper.

We highlight  debut albums from Boston, The Runaways, Kokus and Ramones as well as take a peek at the up n coming bands honing their skills in garages and basements around the world.

We invite you to share your comments, Good or bad, with us at Vernomatic @metalforever.com and join the discussion at the Metal Mayhem ROC Facebook Group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/409879766475870

 

Thank you for your support. Please listen, like and share with even your nonmetal friends and as always remember to -KEEP IT HEAVY!!

Metal Mayhem ROC- 2021 Metal Hall Of Fame Induction

Metal Mayhem ROC- 2021 Metal Hall Of Fame Induction

September 9, 2021

 

Good evening Metal Heads. Its Thursday and Its time for a brand-new edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.

Tonight Jon "The Vernomatic" Verno features this weekend’s Metal Hall of Fame ceremony. Due to Covid restrictions the 5th annual event is restricted to a live stream event. 

Vernomatic welcomes Metal HOF CEO Pat Gesualdo on to discuss, in detail, this year’s inductees and the ceremony its self. 

Part two of the show, Vernomatic welcomes Roman Fernandez on to the show.

Roman was the life partner of the late Bill Aucoin, the first Manager of KISS from there conception until 1982. Roman started a grass roots movement to get Bill Aucoin inducted into the the ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME, after bill was snubbed when KISS was inducted.

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Metal Mayhem ROC- History Of Metal- 1975

Metal Mayhem ROC- History Of Metal- 1975

September 2, 2021

Good evening Metal Heads! Its Thursday and time for another new edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.

Tonight, I welcome back show contributors and metal historian’s Ian O’Rourke and “Metal Walt “on to help navigate this awesome new series- “The History of Metal.”

In episode three of this 15-part series, we highlight the year 1975. We reflect back on what the hard rock and Metal landscape was like, revisit the albums released, what new bands were  debuting and cover, in detail, the comings and goings of the biggest bands in the world.

1975 saw new albums from Legend bands like LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH, QUEEN, ALICE COOPER and UFO as well as follow up releases from up and comers RUSH, KISS, SCORPIONS, MONTROSE and BAD COMPAY.

Debut albums from Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW, TED NUGENT, AC/DC and Canada’s MOXY.

We encourage feedback from the listeners, please Leave your comments, takes and opinions on https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc or https://metalmayhemroc.com/

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Metal Mayhem ROC- Spirit Adrift & Enforcer- Metals up n comers leading the way!

Metal Mayhem ROC- Spirit Adrift & Enforcer- Metals up n comers leading the way!

August 26, 2021

Hello metal heads! Here is this week’s episode of Metal Mayhem ROC.

Tonight, we are featuring two young bands that have been gaining a loyal following, both have new material out and are eager to share their story

SPIRIT ADRIFT

New masters of heavy metal — are back.  Not even a year after their critically acclaimed album Enlightened In Eternity, Spirit Adrift have returned with yet another masterpiece: a 20 minute-long, three-track E.P. titled Forge Your Future. 

Marcus Bryant returns to the show to share details of the writing of this E.P., how the new members have fit in and touches on the fall string of shows.

ENFORCER

If you’re looking for classic heavy metal with a modern edge, Swedish quartet Enforcer have got you covered. The band play the kind of high-flying, balls-out music that make fingerless leather gloves feel like a necessary purchase.

Guitarist and Vocalist Olof Wikstrand joins us to get us up to speed on what the band is up to. Enforcer have just dropped a new single titled “Kiss of Death,” and holy shit is it a lot of fun.

This is a great peek at two of the “Young Guns” that are making a impact in the Heavy Metal landscape in 2021.

Metal Mayhem ROC- “The  History of  Metal” -1974

Metal Mayhem ROC- “The History of Metal” -1974

August 19, 2021

I welcome back show correspondents and metal historian’s Ian O’Rourke and “Metal Walt “ on to help navigate this awesome new series. We have decided to showcase 1973-1988, as we feel this period was the most explosive and history making time frame when chronicling “The History of Metal.”

In episode two of this 15-part series, we highlight the year 1974. We are reflecting back on what the hard rock and Metal landscape was like at the time, revisit the albums released this year, introduce new bands debuting and just enjoy a fun, informative discussion.

1974 saw the debut albums from KISS, RUSH, JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS and BAD COMPANY as well as follow up releases from UFO, QUEEN, MONTROSE and DEEP PURPLE.
We encourage feedback from the listeners, welcome fact checking, both your opinions and takes on these bands as we take a look back at the HISTORY OF METAL.

Metal Mayhem ROC- Rock N Pod Nashville 2021- Recap.

Metal Mayhem ROC- Rock N Pod Nashville 2021- Recap.

August 12, 2021

Hello everybody! Welcome to this week’s edition of Metal Mayhem ROC.

Tonight, co-host Jon “The Vernomatic’’ Verno shares his experience of the Rock N Pod Expo from last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee.

Vernomatic welcomes back Mike Tyler from www.thatmetalstation.com to share his commentary and input on this 3-day event. The guys talk about meeting some fellow podcasters, internet radio personalities as well as interviewing some of the top members of the rock n metal community.

Vernomatic shares interviews with comedians Don Jamieson from VH-1 ‘s That Metal Show, Craig Gass from The Howard Stern Show, as well as Van Halen expert Author Greg Renoff .

Up and coming artist Kevin B Klein details his inspirational story of following his dream of becoming a professional recording artist and his connection to the legendary Rochester NY institution The House of Guitars.

Vernomatic hangs out with the band SteelCity. Gets to know them on a personable level all while the band shares their Mt. Rushmore Of Metal of musicians.

Vernomatic and Metal Mike from TMS catch up with Pat Gesualdo from the Metal Hall of Fame. Pat announces the 2021 inductee class for the sept 12 Live stream ceremony.

And finally, The guy’s interview Chris Dunnett, guitarist for the Iron Maiden Tribute band Powerslave.

It’s a fun look into what its like being a tribute band artist.

All this and more on this week’s edition of Metal Mayhem ROC. As always thank you for the support, listen, like and share and always KEEP IT HEAVY!

Metal Mayhem ROC- The History of Metal- 1973

Metal Mayhem ROC- The History of Metal- 1973

August 5, 2021

Good evening metal heads! Its Thursday and it time for a brand-new episode of Metal Mayhem ROC.

This week I welcome two show contributors on to help introduce a new original series we are taking on titled “The History of Metal.”

Ian O’Rourke from the band MOTORLORD and Metal Mayhem ROC show metal historian “Metal Walt” help navigate this awesome new series.

We are dedicating one entire episode to a particular year and reflect back on what the hard rock and Metal landscape was like at the time, revisit the albums released that year, introduce new bands debuting and just enjoy a fun, informative discussion. We have decided to showcase the 15-year run of 1973-1988, as we feel this period was the most explosive and history making time frame when chronicling the history of metal.

We encourage feedback from the listeners, welcome fact checking, both your opinions and takes on these bands as we take a look back at the HISTORY OF METAL.

Thank you for your support and always -Keep It Heavy.

Metal Mayhem ROC-” Remembering Our Rockstar’s” -2 week’s of Death in the Rock and Metal world

Metal Mayhem ROC-” Remembering Our Rockstar’s” -2 week’s of Death in the Rock and Metal world

July 29, 2021

Hello metal heads. After a two-week summer vacation, Jon “The Vernomatic “Verno is excited to be back in the Metal mayhem ROC studios for a brand-new show.

Tonight, we are paying tribute to way too many rockers that have passed recently. THIS week lost DUSTY HILL of ZZ TOP, Mike Howe of METAL CHURCH, and JOEY JORDASON of SLIPKNOT fame. last week we lost both JEFF LABAR and GARY CORBETT of CINDERELLA and It was announced that John “Hutch’’ Hutchinson of DAVIOD BOWIE fame had passed this spring.

Vernomatic is joined by show contributors Mark James from Marks Metal Assault Internet Radio show and Ian O’Rourke from the band MOTORLORD.

Vernomatic, Mark and Ian reflect on these musicians, their music and the impact that they had on the rock and Metal world.

Way too much death to not acknowledge and show some respect for these late rockers.

THANK YOU for the support and always remember to KEEP IT HEAVY!

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