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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

Shadow Of Intent Release New Video

Symphonic Deathcore outfit, Shadow of Intent, are unleashing their first official music video for an all new track entitled The Horror Within.

The brand new track is taken from their forthcoming highly anticipated second album, Reclaimer, which is set to be released on April 28, 2017.

Here’s the aforementioned video:

The album was produced and engineered by guitarist Chris Wiseman, with Buster Odeholm handling mixing and mastering, and features guest vocal performances on several tracks from Jason Evans (Ingested), Dickie Allen (Infant Annihilator), Alex Shikolai (Slaughter To Prevail) and Tom Barber (Lorna Shore).

The band had the following to say about the upcoming release:

“We feel this album is definitely our best work to date. We put our hearts and souls into this, to craft it into what we believe Shadow Of Intent truly is. Our pride in Reclaimer cannot properly be expressed, and we hope the fans enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

Reclaimer‘ Track List:

  1. We Descend
  2. The Return
  3. The Horror Within
  4. The Catacombs (Ft. Jason Evans & Dickie Allen)
  5. The Mad Tyrant’s Betrayal
  6. The Gathering Of All (Ft. Alex Shikolai)
  7. The Heretic Prevails
  8. The Prophets Beckoning (Ft. Tom Barber)
  9. The Forsaken Effigy
  10. The Great Schism
  11. The Mausoleum Of Liars
  12. The Tartarus Impalement

Pre-orders for Reclaimer in both physical and digital formats are now available via Shadow of Intent‘s official Bandcamp page, Big Cartel, and via iTunesReclaimer will also be available for streaming on Spotify and most other digital streaming outlets following the album’s official release.

Shadow of Intent

Shadow of Intent, from West Hartford in Conneticut were influenced by Halo.  They started as a two man project comprised of vocalist Ben Duerr and multi-instrumentalist/producer Chris Wiseman, and released an EP entitled Inferi Sententia in July of 2014. The pair followed up the EP with their debut full length album, Primordial, in January of 2016, which coupled with a steady stream of vocal and guitar based play through video clips, helped expand both their reach and their fan base by the tens of thousands. Shadow Of Intent were also the 2016 Readers Choice Breakout Band of the Year on, where you can get their debut album by clicking THIS LINK.

Moving into 2017, the band have grown from a two piece into a fully functioning tour ready unit, with Ben and Chris welcoming Federico Zuccarelli (Guitar), Keith Kohlhepp (Bass) and Matt Kohanowski (Drums) to the fold.

Brazil’s Pato Junkie Release New Music Video

Brazilian Metalcore band Pato Junkie have released a new music video for their single Bad Memories.

The new single is taken from Pato Junkie‘s upcoming new second album, The Rag Doll.    This will be the follow-up to their 2015 debut Doido e Violento.

The band was started in 2009 by vocalist Alexandre Gomes and drummer Wellington Nunes as a Punk/Hardcore crossover band.

In 2016 after a gap and a change of members, the band decided to change their style, taking on a heavier and more modern sound, influenced by Nu Metal, Thrash and Metalcore.

The video for Bad Memories was directed by Alvaro Borges and Getúlio Alves and edited by Alcatraz Filmes.

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.

Don’t forget to subscribe!

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.

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.


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.

Habitual Sins

Pittsburgh-based Habitual Sins are the latest US signing to Pure Steel Records.

The band’s core membership is made up of veterans of their local scene, Matthew Bizilia (ex-Icarus Witch), Steve Pollick (ex-Icarus Witch, Order Of Nine) and Jim Dofka.

The album, Personal Demons, is due for release on 20th January 2017.  Here’s the video for the current single, I Pray For You.

If you’re interested in another taster from the album, here’s a little something more from Pure Steel Records’ Soundcloud page:

Demise Of The Crown release single and video

Montreal’s Demise Of The Crown have released a new single entitled Black Rain.

You can watch it here:

The new single was mixed and mastered by Cryptopsy six-stringer, Chris Donaldson, following up on the band’s self-titled debut album which was released in March.  If you want to give the album a spin, head over to Demise Of The Crown’s Bandcamp page.

For those of us who aren’t in the know about these guys, Canadian Metal band Demise Of The Crown can really only be classified as “Metal“.  They began as Prog Metal, but through time (and slogging through their local Montreal scene), they evolved into a what can really only be described as a Heavy Metal band, with elements of Death Metal, Power Metal, shredding and some catchy bits to bring in the casual listener.

The current line-up, lead by Manuel Iradian (guitar), Kevin “Kevy Metal” (drums) and Darren Beadman (vocals) finally came together in 2014.  Influenced by headliners like Nevermore, Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, Pantera, and Faith No More, they have performed with bands like Hellyeah, Devin Townsend Project, 3 Inches Of Blood, Katatonia and Firewind.

Lebanese Metal band, ZiX, to release new single

Lebanese Metal band ZiX to release Heaven’s Eyes as the new single from their forthcoming album Tides Of The Final War, on 28th October 2016

Lebanon‘s latest Metal export, Zix, travelled all the way to Nevada to record their debut album, Tides Of The Final War in the Vegas View studios with Steve Thompson (who has worked with luminaries such as Metallica, Anthrax and Guns N’ Roses).  The album was then remixed and remastered at QuSoundStudio in Germany by Michael Kusch.

The band, made up of Ziad Bardawil (Bass/founder), Juan Carrizo and Walid Awar (Guitars), Ziad El Alam (Drums) and Maya Khairallah (Vocals), managed to rope in guest appearances from such luminaries as Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Blaze Bayley (Wolfsbane, ex-Iron Maiden), Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar, Death Dealer) and many more.

Not at all bad for a band releasing their debut.