Best of 2013
1.Soilwork-The Living Infinite
2.Amon Amarth-Deceiver of the Gods
4.Volbeat-Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
5.Stone Sour-The House of Gold and Bones Pt. 2
7.Rob Zombie- Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
8.Sevendust-Black out the Sun
9.Chimaira-Crown of Phantoms
10.Five Finger Death Punch-Wrong Side of Heaven and the Rightous Side of Hell Pt. 1 & 2
Best of 1983
5.Ozzy Osburne-Bark at the Moon
6.Motley Crue-Shout at the Devil
8.Suicidal Tendencies-Suicidal Tendencies
9.Slayer-Show No Mercy
10.Twisted Sister-You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll
Best of 1986
1.Ozzy Osbourne-The Ultimate Sin
3.Megadeth-Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
4.Metallica-Master of Puppets
5.Europe-The Final Countdown
6.Slayer-Reign in Blood
8.Iron Maiden-Somewhere in Time
Best of 1990
1. Pantera-Cowboys From Hell
2. Judas Priest-Painkiller
3.Dio-Lock up the Wolves
4. Megadeth-Rust in Peace
6. Slayer-Seasons in the Abyss
7.Suicidal Tendencies- Lights…Camera..Revolution!
8.Testament-Souls of Blace
9.Alice in Chains-Facelift
Best of 2003
1. Machine Head – Through the Ashes of Empires
3. Static-X – Shadow Zone
4. Marylin Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque
5. Hatebreed – The Rise of Brutality
7. Black Label Society – The Blessed Hellride
8. Chimaira – The Impossibility of Reason
9. Korn – Take a Look in the Mirror
10. Arch Enemy – Anthems of Rebellion
Song name: Seasons Wither
Album: Through the Ashes of Empires
Band : Machine Head
Personal : This is the album that made me become a really big fan of Machine Head. I remember hearing that this song was only on the American release. That hardly ever happens!!! It was a thank you from the band for being patient for the American release. How cool is that!!!???
Best of 1989
1. Alice Cooper – Trash
2. Alice Cooper – Prince of Darkness
3. Black Sabbath – Headless Crosses
4.Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood
5.Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
7.Aerosmith – Pump
8.Faith No More – The Real Thing
9.White Zombie – Make Them Die Slowly
Best of 2000
1. Pantera – Reinvinting the Steel
2. Mudvayne – LD.50
3. Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet
4. Disturbed – The Sickness
5. Alice in Chains – Live
6.In Flames – Clayman
7.Godsmack – Awake
8. Lamb of God – New American Gosple
9. A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms
10. AC/DC – Stiff Upper Lip
Best of 2004
1. Damageplan- New Found Power
2. Drowning Pool- Desensitized
3. In Flames – Soundtrack to Your Escape
5. Fear Factory – Archetype
6. Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake
7. Demon Hunter – Summer of Darkness
8. Slipknot – Vol. 3 : The Subliminal Verses
9. Shadows Fall – The War Within
10. Static-X – Beneath, Between, Beyond
Best of 2014
1. Machine Head – Bloodstone and Diamonds
2.Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter
3. Demon Hunter – Extremist
4. Mastodon – Once More ’round the Sun
5. Devin Townsend – Z2
6.Avatar – Hail the Apocalypse
7. Hellyeah – Blood for Blood
8. Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls
9. Killer be Killed
10. Black Lable Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatacan
Central Valley Metal Movement is a group of bands that is lead by Jeff G. He was gracious enough to let me interview some of the bands on his bill when they played at the local venue that I call home. Thank you Barmageddon for allowing us to have a place to have these shows. Check out these bands and let me know what you think.
Song name: A Mind Insane
Album: The Beauty of Destruction
Band: Devil You Know
Personal: I heard that Howard Jones formed a new band and I was all over it. I dug alot of what he did in Killswitch Engage BUT it got old to me. With Devil You Know I believe that Howard and his talent shines again. I bought both CDs and I reall dig them.
Song name: Redeemer of Souls
Album: Redeemer of Souls
Band: Judas Priest
Personal: I have been a fan of Judas Priest for a long time. I never had the opportunity to buy their CDs. In 2014 I went into Best Buy and found that Judas Priest had released a new CD. Even better, Best Buy was selling 5 Priest Albums for $20. It was a great day.
We went to Knotfest 2015 and saw Judas Priest close the night. It was a crazy experience! Completely changed how I look at the band!
LIPSHOK: Music that is all original, gothic, eternal, ethereal, dark, and mysterious, with haunting melodies, soaring vocals, and dynamic changes. The music will transport you to another realm where magick is real, dreams come true, dragons fly overhead, the Fae are powerful, the old Gods are worshipped, and all you see is ever-changing. Heavily influenced by progressive symphonic metal styles, and dimensional forevers, LIPSHOK will let your soul travel and your spirit wander…LIPSHOK: Another realm is waiting…(From http://www.lipshok.com)
In this episode we have Scarlett and Phil call in and talk about Lipshok! We talk about band relations, writing their music and much more. We also hit on the differences in being a cover band and an original band. The interview was recorded on Halloween of 2015 which was fitting due to the imagery of the band. Check them out at the links below.
On today’s episode we are covering The Local Music Revolution’s One Year Anniversary Show. TLMR started a a small idea, I just wanted to talk to other musicians about their music and how they create. Within a short time the Podcast became its own monster. I have been able to interview many of my friends and I have been able to make a ton of friends as well. This special was recorded at the anniversary show, With the bands right in front of me! This episode features 4 of the 5 bands that were at the show. Enjoy!
Song name: The Call of the Mountians
Personal: I love the fact that this band can be extremely metal and then turn around and pull out something like this or even “Omnos”. They do not get the credit that they deserve. That’s not even talking about how amazing their subject matter is.
Dirtbag Clothing is a clothing company that is prominent in the hardrock and metal scene. Dirtbag supplies clothing and merch to bands ranging from local level to professional level. They have a strong following and are very big on working together to make the music scene great!
On this episode I speak with Dirtbag Smitty, the artist relations manager for Dirtbag clothing. We talk about the companies history, their impact and their artist programs. Smitty, also talks about what could be a possible future for Dirtbag clothing. I also introduce a new segment on the show, presented by Dirtbag clothing and Dirtbag Smitty hosted, The Dirtbag Block of Rock.
Last but not least, I release 2 major announcements. After a few weeks of finalizing I am finally able to announce that The Local Music Revolution is sponsered by Dirtbag Clothing. I can also now talk about the 1 Year Anniversary Show I will be holding in Tulare CA.
Thanksgiving starts the Holiday season. We sit down with our friends and family and have gigantic meals. We think about what we are thankful for. The only difference is that for TLMR the focus will be put on music. For this episode the questions are:
1.What is a song or album you are most thankful for?
2.What is something music has given you?
Here are the guests of the podcast in order of appearance..
I talk to Rudy, singer of Dawning of a massacre. We talk about his previous bands, his writing and political and social statements. We also get a run down of the show he played the night before. 6/26/15
Dawning of a Massacre Facebook
Zipperhead and Jake call in and talk about State of Insomnia. We hit on their original ideas for the band, the face paint,Static-X and how they got an adult film actress to appear on the cover of one of their CDs. We also hear stories from the road and how grateful they are for their fans.
The Fourth of July special was really fun to do. After the first recording I decided that I was defiantly going to make more specials. I settled on the remaining Major holidays of the year. I asked past, current and future guests 2 questions. I also sent the questions out via social media and had fans and listeners answer the questions as well. The questions were:
1. What is your favorite artist that uses masks or face paint?
2.What is your favorite artist that uses theatrics?
Here are the guests of the podcast in order of appearance.
Project Born is a rap group from Flint MI. The began around 1989 and have been working ever since. The contacted me to set up an interview. We go to talk about their brief time on Psychopathic records and what they have done since. They talk about their writing and recording process and even go into their merch design process. Project Born will release their new album “Born Supremacy” on September 25, 2015.
Project Born Website Project Born Facebook Project Born Bandcamp
Editor in chief of Icons of Fright, Jerry Smith, calls to talk. We get onto subjects of his love for horror and movies in general. We also talk about his work in photography, and videos for local bands. He even explains how he was featured on Rob Zombie’s website. He is a very humble guy and has very interesting stories.
I wanted to add something more to the podcast. Back in TLMR 013 I talked to Justin of The Lighthouse Keeper. He used to do something called Random Starts. I joked that I would use the idea. It took a while but it sounds fun so I’m going to do it but my way.
The idea is simple:
1. Get on your phone, iPod or other musical device
2. Go you your music app and press shuffle
3. Take a screen shot and post
4. Add whatever information you want.
Song name:The Day of Strife
Personal:I have been a giant fan of Eluveitie for about 5 years now. I have learned a ton from them and their music.
I like to change things every once in awhile. I got the idea to do a holiday special, the problem was that I wasn’t sure how to add everyone. Then I remembered a conversation I had about radio cold calls. Instead of calling randomly I asked all the guests back to be part of the episode. I also asked current interviewees to participate. You’ll get a sneak peak at upcoming guests. Lastly, Thanks to social I was able to very answers from listeners that wanted to participate.
The idea was simple, ask 2 questions and try to have a lot of fun. I’ll leave the questions for the special.
This was such a hit that I will be having more holiday specials. The remaining 4 will be Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years. Be on the look out for two questions near those holidays. Participate and you can be on The Local Music Revolution
Thank you to all who participated! I had a blast. I hope you did too.
Michael, Samuel and Ryan call in and talk about their band. Out of step is a ska band that has some ex members of For the Record. We talked about writing and recording their ep, and how the dynamic changed when Michael came into the band. We also hit on the subject of their favorite and most influential bands. We also get into the DIY approach that they are taking with their music and they explain why they aren’t just a joke.
Incredibly realistic in the way that that Hash it’s portrayed. The real time prep and (simulated) use of the drug is draw out and very unsettling. Berto(Hash) says very little but his emotions show with intensity. The family scene was the most unnerving scene. The situation was played out to an eerie perfection. The camera work only added to the tension of the situation. The camera would move in a way that made the scene even more jarring. With every move I felt the father’s anger growing. This movie is an all too real look into the darkest of tones and worst of situations. It’s incredibly well written and put together.
I’ve known Justin for over a year. We lost touch for awhile but I invited him to do the podcast and he agreed. We talked about his new release, his live acoustic shows, his set lists and even get into Game Of Thrones.
In this part 2 of the Michael Williams interview we finish up the D.N.A. talk and start talking about S.O.S. Stories about the early days of the bands, talks of old members and playing with injuries. Funny thing is that we come back to wrestling again. It was a 2 hour trip down memory lane.
Michael Williams one of my oldest friends, over a decade of bands laughs, drama and friendship. We go through just talking about wrestling and hanging out. Near the end we really get into our musical ventures. We stop this episode after talking about D.N.A.
Local director Matt Macedo and his lead actor Berto Relayo call in to talk about their new movie “Drug of Choice”. They talk about the filming, working with recovering addicts, music and their future plans.