Category Archives: Listen Again

If you missed the last show (or any one of the last few) this is where you can catch up. Also provided is the playlist for each show, so if you heard a song you liked, you can track it down here.

Wyrd Ways Rock Show 1st October 2017

I will admit that I did have moments of doubting that this edition of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show would ever see the light of day. The inspiration for getting it finished and uploaded was, at least in part, Primordial Radio. It was their launch party in York on 30th September. Going to that event (before crippling social anxiety meant we left early) reminded me why I do this.

Rock and Metal is hideously poorly served by the mass media. The stereotypical image of us is that of a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal. We all know that nothing could be further from the truth, but why let the truth get in the way of a good stereotype?

Anyway, I’ve been letting the show slip for a while. Tracking back, it probably goes back to when my level of medication was increased. I’m experimenting with dropping it and I seem to have retrieved a little of my drive to do things.

I know this probably should have been a blog post, but you who take the time to listen to the show deserve to know what’s going on and why I’ve been so bloody useless at getting these things done over the last couple of years.

What are you waiting for? There’s the download link for you to click on, by the picture!

Incidentally, you can also stream us on Mixcloud and the TuneIn radio app. Just go to their homepages and search for The Wyrd Ways Rock Show. Same applies if you want to follow us on Facebook, Reverbnation, Twitter or Instagram.

Wyrd Ways Rock Show 20th June 2017

I know, I know… another long gap.

But the best laid plans, and so on…

Anyway. Loads of new stuff, as usual, as well as a Cover version and some not new stuff.

Shall we get on with it?

The Doomsday Kingdom – Never Machine
Pyramaze – 20 Second Century
Varg – Götterdämmerung
Covered: Anthrax – Carry On Wayward Son
Cydemind – What Remains
Vintersorg – Vinterstorm
Entrails – Serial Murder (Death Squad)
Spotlight: Arthemis – Electri-Fire
Shock Of The New: Vice – Greed
Shock Of The New: Hell’s Addiction – Backs To The Wall
Shock Of The New: Burning Witches – Creator Of Hell
Battle Beast – Beyond The Burning Skies
Kobra And The Lotus – TriggerPulse
Spotlight: Arthemis – Vortex
Orden Ogan – Fields Of Sorrow
Dream Evil – Sin City
Liv Sin – Black Souls
Dunsmuir – Our Only Master
Record Of The Week: Deep Purple – Time For Bedlam
Record Of The Week: Deep Purple – Get Me Outta Here
Record Of The Week: Deep Purple – On Top Of The World
Spotlight: Arthemis – We Fight
Walpyrgus – The Dead Of Night
Mr Big – Everybody Needs a Little Trouble
Spinetingler: Manowar – Battle Hymn

Listen Again: Wyrd Ways Rock Show 25th May 2017

Been a while, hasn’t it?  To be brutally honest, I’ve just not been in the mood recently.  Better no show than a shoddy one, I think.  I’d rather not put out a show at all rather than a poorly made one with no feeling to it.

Anyway.

Since the last show, we’ve lost Chris Cornell to depression.  So that’s who this show is dedicated to: the memory of the voice of Soundgarden and Audioslave and anyone currently fighting depression.

Chris Cornell – You Know My Name
Jupiter Falls – Sickened
Vandroya – You’ll Know My Name
Covered: Body Count – Raining Blood/Postmortem 2017
Winterfylleth – The Threnody Of Triumph
Wintersun – Sons Of Winter and Stars
Ghost – Year Zero
Spotlight: Soundgarden – Jesus Christ Pose
My #3: Amon Amarth – Raise Your Horns
My #2: Dakesis – Destined For The Flame
My #1: Bull-Riff Stampede – Enraging The Beast
Wednesday 13 – What The Night Brings
Spotlight: Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Gothic Demons Catacombs
Woodhawk – Quest For Clarity
Record Of The Week: Body Count – The Ski Mask Way
Record Of The Week: Body Count – Walk With Me (feat. Randy Blythe)
Record Of The Week: Body Count – Here I Go Again
Spotlight: Audioslave – Cochise
Cybernetic Witch Cult – Tyrannosaurus Hex
Spinetingler: Audioslave – Like A Stone

Listen Again: Wyrd Ways Rock Show 7th April 2017

Did you enjoy the Thrash Hour? There’s going to be more of those coming, probably once a month, mixing old and new. I’ve also got the rest of the WWRS team working on their own specialist areas, so you can expect Power Metal, Prog and Punk hours. Good, eh?

Now then… as to this week’s show, there’s new stuff from Blaze Bayley, Body Count and Ex Deo, plus lots of other stuff.

Download it and PLAY IT LOUD.

Body Count – No Lives Matter
Courtesans – Mesmerise
Cage – Flying Fortress
Covered: Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 – Shoot To Thrill (AC/DC)
Eva Plays Dead – Spin
Danko Jones – Wild Cat
Spotlight: Murderdolls – Dead In Hollywood
New Day Dawn – The Broken
Tom’s #3: Avantasia – Let The Storm Descend On You
Tom’s #2: Gojira – Magma
Tom’s #1: Babymetal – Road of Resistance (feat. Herman Li & Sam Totman)
Spotlight: Wednesday 13 – Astro-Psycho Galactic Blood Drive
Warbringer – Remain Violent
Krysthla – Make Disciples Of The Nations
All But One – The Reaper, The Sower
Elephant Bell – Straight To Hell
Record Of The Week: Blaze Bayley – Endure and Survive – Escape Velocity
Record Of The Week: Blaze Bayley – Endure and Survive – Destroyer
Record Of The Week: Blaze Bayley – Endure and Survive – Fight Back
Spotlight: Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 – I Love To Say Fuck
Ex Deo – Hispania (The Siege of Saguntum)
Trigon – Apocalypse
Spinetingler: Black Sabbath – TV Crimes

Listen Again: Wyrd Ways Rock Show 16th March 2017

Back in the saddle for another two hour (nearly) blast of the best in Metal from all over the world. By that I mean bands from Canada, Finland, Germany, the US, Italy, Sweden and right here in the UK. A veritable United Nations of arse-kicking, neck-cracking tunes. Want to know which ones in particular, and what they sound like?

Click the pic. You know you want to.

Papa Roach – Help
Hydrogyn – My Redemption
Arthemis – Into The Arena
Covered: Children of Bodom – Silent Scream (Slayer)
Sumo Cyco – Move Mountains (feat. Benji Webbe)
Pink Pussycats From Hell – Hellvolution
Spotlight: Children of Bodom – Lake Bodom
SinHeresy – Star Dome
Shock Of The New: Himiltungl – Skogstokig
Shock Of The New: Blister Brigade – Dollargod
Shock Of The New: Murkocet – Strip Club Massacre
Spotlight: Children of Bodom – Hellhounds On My Trail
Rick’s #3: Testament – Neptune’s Spear
Rick’s #2: Metallica – Moth Into Flame (Live)
Rick’s #1: Opeth – Sorceress
Record Of The Week: Kreator – World War Now
Record Of The Week: Kreator – Lion With Eagle Wings
Record Of The Week: Kreator – Death Becomes My Light
Spotlight: Children of Bodom – Morrigan
Crnkshft – Systematic
Dakesis – Destined For The Flame
Spinetingler: Halford – The One You Love To Hate

Listen Again: Wyrd Ways Rock Show 26th Feb 2017

More Metal than you can shake a stick at in this edition of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show! Take a look below at the playlist if you want to find out how full of Metal the next two hours or so (depending on how quickly you download the show) are going to be.

Amid the mayhem, though, there is a sad bit. This edition marks the final contribution of Dr Jim “IronLord” Waterman. He’s decided that it’s time to move on. May the winds take you where you will, Jim. There’s always a place by the hearth waiting for you at WWRS.

Papa Roach – Help
Hydrogyn – My Redemption
Arthemis – Into The Arena
Covered: Children of Bodom – Silent Scream (Slayer)
Sumo Cyco – Move Mountains (feat. Benji Webbe)
Pink Pussycats From Hell – Hellvolution
Spotlight: Children of Bodom – Lake Bodom
SinHeresy – Star Dome
Shock Of The New: Himiltungl – Skogstokig
Shock Of The New: Blister Brigade – Dollargod
Shock Of The New: Murkocet – Strip Club Massacre
Spotlight: Children of Bodom – Hellhounds On My Trail
Rick’s #3: Testament – Neptune’s Spear
Rick’s #2: Metallica – Moth Into Flame (Live)
Rick’s #1: Opeth – Sorceress
Record Of The Week: Kreator – World War Now
Record Of The Week: Kreator – Lion With Eagle Wings
Record Of The Week: Kreator – Death Becomes My Light
Spotlight: Children of Bodom – Morrigan
Crnkshft – Systematic
Dakesis – Destined For The Flame
Spinetingler: Halford – The One You Love To Hate

Wyrd Ways Rock Show 6th February 2017

Welcome to a new “season” of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show. You may have noticed I’ve stopped numbering the shows. That’s something I’ve been toying with for a while, since I don’t want people thinking that they need to have listened to any previous shows to enjoy this one.

Sound reasonable?

Yeah… I thought so, too. Anyway, what’s in this edition? I’m guessing you’ve seen the pic, so you’re assuming there’s going to be some Sepultura. You’d be right. There’s also some Kreator, Alter Bridge and news about Triaxis‘ new vocalist.

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Sepultura – Phantom Self
Gravebreaker – At The Gates Of Hell
The Unguided – Nighttaker
Covered: Stratovarius – Kill The King
Spotlight: Sepultura- Relentless
Top 3 (Mabh)Volbeat– The Devil‘s Bleeding Crown
Top 3 (Mabh)Iggy Pop – Gardenia
Top 3 (Mabh)Alter Bridge – Show Me A Leader
Shock Of The New: Red Cain- Dead Aeon Requiem
Shock Of The New: Tess Of The Circle – I’m Not Ashamed
Shock Of The New: Naberus – The Fallen
Spotlight: Sepultura – The Vatican
Battle Beast – Familiar Hell
The Parasite Syndicate – Breathe You In
Kreator – Satan Is Real
Lowdrive – It’s Not Heaven
Record Of The Week: Solitude – Venom’s Angel
Record Of The Week: Solitude – Don’t Need Mercy
Spotlight: Sepultura – Sepultura Under My Skin
Black Star Riders – When The Night Comes In
Burnt Out Wreck- Swallow
Triaxis – Stand Your Ground

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXLII

Blimey… one of these days I’ll get back onto a weekly schedule! Remember to listen to Powerzone and Metal Ashes while you’re on The Wyrd Ways Rock Show website. You’ll be sorry if you don’t.

Anyway, this edition of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show features an interview with Symphonic Metal maestros, Aonia, and since they’ve just released the really rather excellent Popestar EP, Occult Metal magi, Ghost take their turn in the Spotlight. You can probably guess who has won Record Of The Week this time out… Finnish monsters, Lordi. As usual, the new stuff abounds.

Want to know more? Turn it all the way up.

Here’s what you’ll be listening to:
Evil Invaders – Raising Hell
Graham Bonnett Band – My Kingdom Come
Kee Marcello – Black Hole Star
Covered: Iron Fire – For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica cover)
Monte Pittman – Obliterated
Vulture’s Vengeance – A Curse From The Obsidian Realm
Spotlight: Ghost – Year Zero
Interview: Aonia – Warrior’s Path
Interview: Aonia – SOS Festival 2017
Interview: Aonia – Sunchaser
Spotlight: Ghost – Absolution
Delain – Danse Macabre
Eden’s Curse – Unconditional (feat. Liv Kristine)
Record Of The Week: Lordi – Let’s Go Slaughter He-Man
Record Of The Week: Lordi – Heaven Sent Hell On Earth
Record Of The Week: Lordi – Hug You Hardcore
Spotlight: Ghost – Square Hammer
Warfather – For Glory Or Infamy
The Agonist – The Hunt
Battlelore – The Great Gathering

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXLI

Are you ready for another edition of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show? To help you make up your mind, here’s what I’ve got in store for you:

Remember when I played you a track from a Canadian band by the name of Chariots Of The Gods? Good news if you were interested by what you heard – they’ve snagged this week’s Record Of The Week. This week’s Spotlight shines on Italian Goths, Theatres Des Vampires, who are warming up to the release of a new album next month. There’s also the usual skipload of new stuff from the likes of Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, Epica and Charred Walls Of The Damned. You’ll also hear me having a chat with Dutch Stoners, Diggeth, recorded at this year’s SOS Festival.

Want to know more? Turn it all the way up.

Playlist:
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper – Walking in the Shadows
Hellbros – For The Worst
Charred Walls Of The Damned – The Soulless
Covered: Steve ‘N’ Seagulls – Aces High
Soulwound – Altars Of Skin
Illyrian – Chaotic Neutral
Kingbreaker – Bury The Witness
Spotlight: Theatre Des Vampires – Oath Of Supremacy
SOS Interview: Diggeth – Kings Of The Underworld
SOS Interview: Diggeth Interview
SOS Interview: Diggeth – Reminder
Spotlight: Theatre Des Vampires – Carmilla
Skalmold – Asgardur
Epica – Edge Of The Blade
Leaves’ Eyes – Fires In The North
Record Of The Week: Chariots Of The Gods – Tusk
Record Of The Week: Chariots Of The Gods – War Of The Gods
Record Of The Week: Chariots Of The Gods – Into Oblivion (feat. Pascal Jobin of The Agonist)
Spotlight: Theatre Des Vampires – Morgana Effect
Heaven Below – Black Sunrise Of The War Gods (featuring Udo)
Iron Fire – Tornado Of Sickness
Sacred Steel – Hail The Godz Of War

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXLVII – The Behemoth

We’ve made it. This is the first Wyrd Ways Rock Show of 2017. By tradition, that means this show is the first of the reviews of 2016, commonly known as The Wyrd Ways Rock Show Behemoth. Why “behemoth”? Take a look at the playlist.

Go on. I’ll still be here when you get back. I’ve got a cracker lined up for you, and I don’t want you to miss it.

Back now? You see? That’s why! That many songs means nearly seven hours of music. Yes, seven. OK, 2016 may have been a bad year thanks to the likes of Brexit, Trump, Team Rock and several other things, including the passing of Carrie Fisher, but at least the Metal was good.

What are you waiting for? Here’s the download link for you to right-click on!

Incidentally, you can also stream us on Mixcloud and the TuneIn radio app. Just go to their homepages and search for The Wyrd Ways Rock Show. Same applies if you want to follow us on Facebook, Reverbnation, Twitter or Instagram.

Deep breath, here we go…
Anvil – Runaway Train
Metallica – Now That We’re Dead
Megadeth – Dystopia
Anthrax – Evil Twin
Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake
Bull-Riff Stampede – Mindless Heresy
Death Angel – Hell To Pay
Flotsam And Jetsam – Creeper
Metal Church – Needle & Suture
Hellevate – The Iconoclasm
Psykosis – Hunt To Kill
Destruction – Pathogenic
Herman Frank – Thunder Of Madness
Sodom – Caligula
Dakesis – The New Dawn
Theatres Des Vampires – Parasomnia
Diabulus In Musica – Invisible
Epica – Universal Death Squad
Avantasia – Babylon Vampyres
Iron Fire – Hammer Of The Gods
Sonata Arctica – Rise A Night
Eden’s Curse – Kingdom Of Solitude
Iron Mask – All For Metal
Almanac – Children Of The Future
Lords Of Black – New World’s Comin’
Solitude – Venom’s Angel
Rage – The Devil Strikes Again
Sabaton – Winged Hussars
Demise Of The Crown – We Are Invincible
Last In Line – Burn This House Down
Lacuna Coil – Delirium
Diamond Head – Set My Soul On Fire
Grim Reaper – Wings Of Angels
Monument – Blood Red Sky
Grand Magus – Forged In Iron – Crowned in Steel
Hibria – Leading Lady
Prong – Ice Runs Through My Veins
Beholder – Frozen Steps Of Utoya
Rob Zombie – Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.
Charred Walls Of The Damned – Tear Me Down
Candlemass – Death Thy Lover
Messa – Blood
Chariots Of The Gods – War Of The Gods
Wovenwar – Censorship
Darkhaus – Devil’s Spawn
Asylum City Zoo – Bait The Hook
Salem’s Pot – The Vampire Strikes Back
Scorpion Child – She Sings I Kill
Crobot – Blood On The Snow
Impavidus – Scourge
The Agonist – The Anchor And The Sail
Fractal Cypher – Prison Planet
Hellyeah – Leap Of Faith
Devildriver – Trust No One
Jinjer – I Speak Astronomy
The Unguided – Black Eyed Angel
Killswitch Engage – Hate By Design
Moonsorrow – Ruttolehto
Amon Amarth – Raise Your Horns
Devilment – Under The Thunder
Surgical Meth Machine – I’m Sensitive
Korn – A Different World (ft Corey Taylor)
American Head Charge – Sacred
Doomsday Kingdom – The Sceptre
Lightsucker – Continental Landmass Dictator
Cybernetic Witch Cult – Velocirapture
Glenn Hughes – My Town
SixxAM – Barbarians (Prayers for the Blessed)
Rock Wolves – Surround By Fools
Babymetal – Karate
Lordi – Demonarchy
Van Halst – World Of Make Believe
Amaranthe – Supersonic
Hey! Hello! – Loud And Fucking Clear
Attica Rage – El Chupacabra
Volbeat – The Devil’s Bleeding Crown
The Dead Daisies – We All Fall Down
Bull-Riff Stampede – Pieces Of Hate

See that? More Metal than you can shake a stick at.

Awesome.

It’s available on Podomatic for download or streaming right now as a whole (enormous) package, and part one has just appeared on Soundcloud, the TuneIn app and iTunes.