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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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Metal Mayhem ROC-The History of Metal -1979

Metal Mayhem ROC-The History of Metal -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- Remembering Eddie Van Halen -1 year later 1955- 2020

Metal Mayhem ROC- Remembering Eddie Van Halen -1 year later 1955- 2020

October 8, 2021

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

When rock legend Eddie Van Halen died of cancer on October 6, 2020, the entire world seemed to stop and grieve. Since his band Van Halen burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut album in 1978, Eddie had been hailed as an icon not only to fans of rock music and heavy metal, but to performers across all genres and around the world. Van Halen’s debut sounded unlike anything that listeners had heard before and remains a quintessential rock album of the era.

Tonight, show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno welcomes back Greg Renoff author of “Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal” and “Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music to the show to take "deep dive" into the history of Eddie Van Halen and celebrate Eddies life, one year after his death.

Vernomatic and Gregg are also joined by Mike DiGiorgio, Writer/Broadcast Producer for 13WHAM-TV in Rochester NY and Ian O ‘Rourke, guitarist and Vocalist of the Hard rock band MOTORLORD.

The Four discuss how the last year since Eddies death has affected them. They cover the latest David Lee Roth developments regarding his “RETIREMENT”. Greg gives us some insight on how cool it was to be a guest at the famous Sunset Sound Recording Studios, the location where Van Halen recorded the first 5 albums. Finally, Greg’s shares the plan for his next project. This a fun, celebration of Eddie and classic 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Metal Mayhem ROC- Best of Edition- Confessions of a concert Audio bootlegger.

Metal Mayhem ROC- Best of Edition- Confessions of a concert Audio bootlegger.

July 22, 2021

Good evening Metal Heads. While we enjoy a well-deserved summer 2-week vacation, we are excited to share with you another fun  BEST OF METAL MAYHEM ROC episode .  

Originally aired during the holiday season of 2020, we hope you enjoy this very popular show with professional concert bootlegger "Metal Walt".  I will be back next week with a brand-new show. 

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

All this and more. Enjoy the summer, Stay safe and keep it heavy.

Best Of Metal Mayhem ROC- “A Diehards Journey in Rock n Roll.” Dean Dilorenzo and his story of meeting the biggest stars in Rock n Metal

Best Of Metal Mayhem ROC- “A Diehards Journey in Rock n Roll.” Dean Dilorenzo and his story of meeting the biggest stars in Rock n Metal

July 15, 2021

Good evening metal heads. This week we are on our summer break so we are sharing a few of our “BEST OF “episodes from the past that maybe you have missed or would like to listen to again. As always THANK YOU for your support and KEEP IT HEAVY!

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

Metal Mayhem ROC - Your Exclusive behind the scenes of the making of Kill em All from those who were There.

Metal Mayhem ROC - Your Exclusive behind the scenes of the making of Kill em All from those who were There.

July 8, 2021

Good evening metal heads. On tonight’s episode we are re- Airing the popular “Making of Kill Em All “interview with Andrew Wroblewski, the then 21-year-old sound engineer who helped record the classic debut album from METALLICA.

We caught up with Andrew to see what kind of feedback he has received and who has reached out to him regarding this very popular episode.

Andrew discloses publicly for the first time some ground breaking news regarding the donation of one of a kind freshly uncovered media and shares a few new tidbits from That magical 6 week run in the spring of 1983.

Metal Mayhem ROC Correspondent “The Cranker’’ checks in as well to share memories of hanging out with the Metallica guys while they were here in town recording the album. If You haven’t yet  heard this episode you are in for a treat, if you have, then listen again , Im positive you will enjoy it even more for the second time around.

As always , please listen , like and share. Keep It Heavy!!

Metal Mayhem ROC-July 4TH celebration- Catching up with WICKED and BLOODFEAST.

Metal Mayhem ROC-July 4TH celebration- Catching up with WICKED and BLOODFEAST.

July 1, 2021

Happy Birthday AMERICA! – Good evening Metal Heads, we hope everyone is ready for a fun, relaxing safe and HEAVY 4TH of July holiday weekend.

On This week show, we catch up with two bands that were featured on special episodes last fall.

WICKED, from central New York, has just put the finishing touches on their official debut album, so Bassist Danny Doll returns to the Podcast to discuss how 2020 turned out, writing and recording the album, and to promote the July 8th showcase show at The Photo City Music Hall in Rochester NY. Danny shared a brand-new track that is exclusive to The Metal Mayhem ROC Podcast and can be only heard here, tonight!

BLOODFEAST, veteran thrashers from the NY/NJ area are finishing up the follow up to 2017’s A Future State of Wicked, so we called on bassist and show friend Tom Lorenzo to share with us all the up to the minute details. Some major news regarding the band’s lineup is divulged for the first time anywhere right here on Metal Mayhem ROC. Tom gives us the live touring plans for the band in 2022 and beyond.

We are doing our part to share with our listeners what some of the east coast National metal acts are up to and to support in any way that we can.

Again, thank YOU for the support, listen, like share and always KEEP IT HEAVY!

Metal Mayhem ROC- Heavy Metal Memory Lane- KISS Alive1- Roundtable Discussion on the Brilliance of this classic Kiss Release.

Metal Mayhem ROC- Heavy Metal Memory Lane- KISS Alive1- Roundtable Discussion on the Brilliance of this classic Kiss Release.

June 24, 2021

Good evening metal heads! Hope everyone's start of summer 2021 is going awesome! 

On tonight's show, we take a trip down Heavy Metal memory lane as we celebrate the brilliance of KISS ALIVE 1. Jon "The Vernomatic'' Verno welcomes two of our more dedicated listeners from both the podcast and our weekly live radio show on  www.thatmetalstation.com to participate in the discussion. 

Bill Lander, lead singer from the power /thrash band Order of The Dead shares his history of discovering KISS as a young metal head in the 70s and how KISS ALIVE 1 helped sculpt him into A current day thrasher.

Jimmy Neff, AKA 'Jimmy from The Bronx", also joins us as our token KISS EXPERT. Jimmy is from NYC and was there when KISS started in the early 70s, saw all those early tours and witnessed first-hand the KISS EXPLOSION.

Say what you want about KISS today, There is no denying the impact that the original band had on the history of hard rock and Heavy Metal. True Rock N Roll Royalty!!  

These Three KISS heads share their most memorable KISS concerts, tours and memories when they play the  show staple Mt. Rushmore of Metal segment.

As always THANK YOU for the support, and please like, share and subscribe to the podcast.

Vernomatic and Metal Forever Mark

Metal Mayhem ROC- Show producer “Southern Cal” Takes over the studio and interviews show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno

Metal Mayhem ROC- Show producer “Southern Cal” Takes over the studio and interviews show host Jon “The Vernomatic” Verno

June 17, 2021
Hello Metal Heads. On Tonight's show its role reversal night as show Producer "Southern Cal " takes over the Metal Mayhem Studios and Interviews show host Jon "The Vernomatic " Verno.
Its a look into Vernomatic's passion for Heavy metal music, and the world of broadcasting.
Vernomatic shares his story of how he got into rock and metal, what led him to pursue a lifelong passion for broadcasting and media relations and just how the Metal Mayhem ROC brand got started.
Southern Cal has also done his heavy metal homework and has a review Nicko Mcbrain's Rock N Roll Rib Joint in Coral Springs, Fl.
A fun peek into what makes the Vernomatic the metal head he is.
Motorlord- Vernomatic welcomes  Motorlord guitarist/VOX Ian O’Rourke to discuss the band and Debut Album.

Motorlord- Vernomatic welcomes Motorlord guitarist/VOX Ian O’Rourke to discuss the band and Debut Album.

June 10, 2021

Hello Metal heads!! on this weeks show Jon 'The Vernomatic" Verno welcomes Ian O'Rourke from central NY power metal band MOTORLORD to discuss the debut album.

Ian Gives the Vernomatic a crash course on the history of the band, some of their influences and touring plans for the second half of 2021.

MOTORLORD'S roots are directly taken from the power bands of the 80s that we all grew up on and loved.

Vernomatic also welcomes Metal Mayhem ROC co host Metal forever Mark up to the studio to go head to head on this weeks MT.RUSHMORE Of Metal!-Tonights topic -Best album covers of all time.

As always THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT, and remember to KEEP IT HEAVY!!! 

Flotsam & Jetsam- Michael Gilbert Talks New album Blood In The Water and 35 years of Power Metal.

Flotsam & Jetsam- Michael Gilbert Talks New album Blood In The Water and 35 years of Power Metal.

June 3, 2021

Good evening metal heads! On this weeks show the Jon 'The Vernomatic" Verno  welcomes Flotsam & Jetsam guitarist Michael Gilbert onto the show to discuss the bands brand new release Blood in The Water.

Vernomatic is joined tonight by show producer "Southern Cal" as they discuss with Michael were the band is at in 2021, how they kept the momentum going after the success of their last release , End of Chaos ,and touring plans in support of the new release.

The Guys have some fun with Michael as he shares his all time MT.RUSHMORE of bands Flotsam have toured with, what bands he is listening to now and just a general conversation about the current state of Metal. 

Great conversation with a very down to earth,  accommodating metal veteran. 

As always Thank you for Listening and support the new Flotsam & Jetsam Blood In The Water..

 

 

Cirith Ungol-Jarvis Leatherby  - Talks new Cirith Ungol reunion , new music as well as Night Demon Playing with Uli Roth.

Cirith Ungol-Jarvis Leatherby - Talks new Cirith Ungol reunion , new music as well as Night Demon Playing with Uli Roth.

May 27, 2021

Good Evening Metal Heads and much respect and gratitude to all our veterans on this Memorial Day weekend!. 

This week Jon" The Vernomatic" Verno and show Producer" Southern Cal " welcome Cirith Ungol /night Demon Bassist Jarvis Leatherby to discuss the Brand new Cirith Ungol release Half Past Human.

Jarvis shares how he was instrumental with reuniting the 80s doom and power metal band after a 25+ years hiatus, and eventual string of new releases. 

Vernomatic and "Southern Cal" discus with Jarvis the roots of 80s power metal and the emergence of a fast growing movemnt of NWOTHM-(New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal). 

Jarvis divulges his MT.RUSHMORE of Cirith Ungol songs he likes to play most as well as insight on his favorite bands growing up.

This is a cool peek into one of those bands from back in the day that has struck a power chord with some of the newer generation of fans of the old school metal vibe!

lastly ,Jarvis gets us up to speed on what Night demon is up to in 2021 .

Metal Mayhem ROC- In studio  Metal Discussion-European Power Metal and NWOTHM.

Metal Mayhem ROC- In studio Metal Discussion-European Power Metal and NWOTHM.

May 20, 2021

Good evening Metal heads!! Vernomatic Here- On Tonight’s show we discuss the landscape of both European Power Metal and the quickly emerging presence of the  NWOTHM Movement.

I welcome into the studio my cohost Metal Forever Mark and introducing new Show contributor EXCITER. 

MFM and EXCITER established a connection by following the best of the European Power metal scene. Exciter and Mark share there in sight on the current state of the genre. 

Vernomatic  presents a sample of what the NEW WAVE OF TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL scene has to offer. he plays choice cuts from up in comers SPIRIT ADRIFT NIGHT DEMON and MOTORLORD

It’s a fun listen as new  Metal Mayhem ROC correspondent EXCITER shares his knowledge and  passion for European Power Metal with the guys .

Helstar- James Rivera Talks Vampires, Touring In Europe,Metal singers and New Clad in Black Release

Helstar- James Rivera Talks Vampires, Touring In Europe,Metal singers and New Clad in Black Release

May 13, 2021

Hello Metal Heads! On this weeks show, we  visit with 80s Power metal ragers Helstar.

Helstar was one Americas better kept heavy metal secrets throughout the 1980s, composing a string of consummate LPs that earned the band many critical accolades. Formed in Houston Texas in 1982 by vocalist
James Rivera and guitarist Larry Berrigan, Helstar was soon making waves in underground tape trading networks with their very first demo, and in 1984, released their debut album, Burning Star.

Jon 'The Vernomatic" Verno and Metal Mayhem ROC show producer southern Cal catch up with long time Vocalist and vampire enthusiast James Rivera.

The three discuss the brand new Clad In Black release , how Helstar has adapted a unique three tier release model for the rebranding of the 2016's  Vampio.

The guys also dive into such topics   Touring with ALL the major acts in the metal world  as well as the unique back story of James's  METAL WAVE side projects. 

James Plays our Mt.Rushmore of Metal game, divulges his Top Metal vocalists,.

40th Anniversary of Rochester‘s After Hours Music Show: Featuring Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Rhoads! (The ONLY pro video of him)

40th Anniversary of Rochester‘s After Hours Music Show: Featuring Ozzy Osbourne & Randy Rhoads! (The ONLY pro video of him)

May 6, 2021

Good Evening Metalheads!
Tonight we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the After Hours TV Show.

This is a cool chat with the Marty Duda. On April 28th, 1981; Marty was the young disc Jockey responsible for booking Ozzy Osbourne & The Blizzard of Ozz on hit TV show "After Hours" at 31 Studios here in Rochester, New York. Randy Rhoads took to the stage to film a live performance, this is the only pro shot video footage in existance of the late Randy Rhoads.

Marty shared of just how and why he booked Ozzy, what is was like to both meet and work with Ozzy, Randy and the rest of the band .

Vernomatic also welcomed Bill "The Rager" on to get his reflection on being a 14-year-old young metalhead and his once in a lifetime chance to see the late great Randy Rhoads in concert.

A fun walk down Heavy Metal Memory lane from those that were there and furthermore cementing Rochester NY in the Top 5 Most Metal Cities in the US. 

Darkest Hour-Guitarist Mike Schleibaum discusses the new Live in Lockdown cd and jamming metal for 25 years!

Darkest Hour-Guitarist Mike Schleibaum discusses the new Live in Lockdown cd and jamming metal for 25 years!

April 29, 2021

Darkest Hour-Guitarist Mike Schleibaum discusses the new Live in Lockdown cd and jamming metal for 25 years!

April 29, 2021

Hello Metal Heads!  Here's a preview of this week's show.

Show Hosts Jon"The Vernomatic" Verno and Metal Forever Mark are in studio together tonight to play a fun show segment of MT. RUSHMORE of Metal. Tonight's topic-" Songs that need to be played together." The guys give their list of metal songs that NEED to be heard back-to-back.

Tonight's feature artist interview:

Mike Schleibaum, guitarist of the melodic death metal band Darkest Hour .

Mike discusses the first phase of rollout for their new audio/video release titled Live in Lockdown - The Complete Collection.   

Filmed on September 26, 2020 as a benefit for Washington D.C.’s legendary venue Black Cat, Darkest Hour invited guest guitarists Fred Ziomek (ex-Darkest Hour), Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour), Buz McGrath (Unearth), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves / God Forbid), Fella Di Cicco (Dreamshade) and Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence) to join them via satellite as the band performed 11 of their greatest hits (+ 1 cover song) spanning their 26-year-long career thus far.

Live in Lockdown is free and only available to all Darkest Hour Patreon subscribers at this time. Subscribe now to immediately receive a download code for the audio version of the album and be automatically reserved for the future video and Vinyl component.

Mike and the" Vernomatic" discuss Mike's Mt. Rushmore of all time guitarists. Mike shares memories of growing up in Elmira NY, and spending a bit of time with family in Rochester NY

Mike also reflects on memorable tour stops at legendary Rochester venues The Bug Jar and The Penny Arcade as well as general commentary of his career in DARKEST HOUR.

As always, Listen, Like and share this podcast with all your metal head friends and remember to KEEP IT HEAVY

 

 

 

The Metal Voice- Vernomatic welcomes Jimmy kay on to celebrate Metal Voice’s 10 year anniversary.

The Metal Voice- Vernomatic welcomes Jimmy kay on to celebrate Metal Voice’s 10 year anniversary.

April 22, 2021

 

Jon" The Vernomatic" Verno welcomes Jimmy Kay from The Metal Voice on to celebrate the Canadian Heavy Metal website/ You-Tube channels 10-year anniversary. Jimmy share's how he and a old buddy turned a summer ritual of talking metal around a BBQ campfire, into friendships with some of the metal industries most respected artists. 

Jimmy participates in Metal Mayhem ROC show segments Mt.Rushmore of Metal with his top 4 interviews all time. Gives the Vernomatic some advice on how to turn a labor of love into a sustainable heavy metal media brand and some of the "Money can’t buy" experiences from the last 10 years. 

As always, THANK YOU for your support. Listen, Like and share this 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! 

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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

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