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.

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.

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.

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXL

Back in the proverbial saddle with another Wyrd Ways Rock Show.

This big news this week is an interview with Sabaton, recorded for us by Nick over at Nuclear Blast, and a MASSIVE slab of music from next year’s SOS Festival in Manchester.  Nine bands have been announced.  I’ll be playing you something from seven of them, including the Friday night headliner.  I’ve also got Wyrd Ways Rock Show favourite, Lordi‘s new single, released in advance of the new album, a couple of bands from Canada, new music from a certain Mr Hansen (you may know him from bands such as Helloween and Gamma Ray) and… well… quite a lot of other things.  Don’t just take my word for it, look at the playlist below and click on the Soundcloud player above.

Want to know more?  Turn it all the way up.
Lordi – Hug You Hardcore
Medevil – Nightwalk
Chariots Of The Gods – Ages Unsung
Covered: Sabaton – Camouflage
Iron Mask – Cursed In The Devil’s Mill
Kai Hansen – Born Free
SOS Festival 2017: Kill II This – Typhoid and Swans
SOS Festival 2017: I Saw The World Burn – Apostasis
SOS Festival 2017: Pythia – The King’s Ruin
SOS Festival 2017: Crowsaw – Bitch Blues
SOS Festival 2017: Fahran – Take This City Alive
SOS Festival 2017: Resin – End Of Level
SOS Festival 2017: Screaming Eagles – One Man Revolution
Sabaton – Sparta
Sabaton speak to Nick from Nuclear Blast
Sabaton – Blood Of Bannockburn
Record Of The Week: Jinjer – Captain Clock
Record Of The Week: Jinjer – Sit Stay Roll Over
Record Of The Week: Jinjer – Under The Dome
Metallica – Hardwired
Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake
In Flames – The End

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXXXIX

I was in Cornwall last week, which is why there wasn’t a Wyrd Ways Rock Show last week.  This week, though, there is one, and it’s something of a cracker, even if I do say so myself!

Based on the title picture, you’ve probably figured out, there’s going to be something from Triaxis this week.  Any particular reason?  Not just because I can, but because we’ve had some sad news about them.  If you don’t know what that’s about, make sure you listen to the show.

As for the rest of it, there’s new stuff from Gov’t Mule (sort of), Epica and Opeth for a start and an interview with Soma Dark, as recorded at this year’s SOS Festival.  Oh yeah… this week’s record of the week is… Just go and listen to the show and you’ll find out!

Turn it all the way up!

Gov’t Mule – World Of Difference
Epica – Universal Death Squad
Jinjer – I Speak Astronomy
Covered: Kobra & The Lotus – Barracuda
Killatrix – FRFGT
Korn – Rotting In Vain
Spotlight: Triaxis – Lord Of The Northern Sky
Shock Of The New: Soma Dark – Tempus Deum
Shock Of The New: Soma Dark – SOS Festival 2016
Spotlight: Triaxis – Some Things Are Worth Dying For
Opeth – Sorceress
Fractal Cypher – Prison Planet
HellyeahI Don’t Care Anymore
Record Of The Week: Sabaton – Hill 3234
Record Of The Week: Sabaton – Rorke’s Drift
Record Of The Week: Sabaton – Winged Hussars
Spotlight: Triaxis – Zero Hour
Brutai – Of Ashes
Serious Black – Mirrorworld
Prophets Of Rage – Prophets Of Rage

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXXXVIII

Believe it or not, we have returned… Back from the nearly dead.


Just like this show’s Spotlight band, those Luftwaffe Vampires themselves, the mighty Stuka Squadron!  There is a new song from them in the show, plus a reminder of how good they were.  I also announce when and where the first gig post-resurrection will be.

Want to know more?  Listen to the show!

What else do we have in this edition, then?   New material from Sabaton, Metal Allegiance and Monument amongst many others. Covered is something a little special this show.  Make sure you listen to it. It’s pretty special!

Turn it all the way up.

Metal Allegiance – Iron Fist
Onslaught – Flame Of The Antichrist
Beholder – Army Of One
Covered: Body Count – Raining Blood
Hellevate – Blasphemer Deceiver
Hands Off Gretel – One Eyed Girl
Spotlight: Stuka Squadron Tales – Of The Ost
Shock Of The New: Overoth – Kingdom Of Shadows
Shock Of The New: Overoth Interview
Shock Of The New: Overoth – Serpent Of Old
Spotlight: Stuka Squadron – Stuka Squadron
Gojira – Magma
Volbeat – The Devil’s Bleeding Crown
Alter Bridge – Show Me A Leader
Record Of The Week: Monument – Hair Of The Dog
Record Of The Week: Monument – Crobar
Record Of The Week: Monument – Lionheart
Spotlight: Stuka Squadron – Pit Of Fire
Zephyra – My Gift, My Curse
Pain – Black Knight Satellite
Sabaton – The Last Stand Battle Of Bannockburn

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXXXVII

You know what they say about “The best laid plans…”, yes?  Well, the plan for this week’s show was to have it finished, uploaded and published on Friday night before the SOS Festival kicked off.  That plan was then modified so I would get it out on Saturday morning before I set off.

Then real life and tiredness intervened (twice!), so you’re getting the “sort of preview” AFTER the event.

Yes, it is still worth listening to!

Bloody cheek… I’ve a good mind to…

Now, before you take your bat and ball home and start telling everyone how upset you are, it’s not THAT bad.  You can read the review of the bands who played on the Saturday at the SOS Festival on The Wyrd Ways Rock Show website by clicking the link. In fact, I would heartily recommend reading the review whilst listening to this show.  Unfortunately lack of ear protection and fatigue meant that reviewing Sunday’s line-up was somewhat problematic, which was a shame.

Do your neighbours a favour. Turn it all the way up. This one’s one in the eye (or should that be “ear”?) for anyone who says “Metal is dead”.  Then you can drag them to next year’s SOS Festival to really rub their faces in it.

Anyone for a playlist?  It shows a handful of the bands who were on the bill for the 2016 edition of The SOS Festival…

Pythia – Sword Of Destiny
Babylon Fire – Blood In Blood Out
Absolva – Harsh Reality

Soma Dark – Forsaken and Falling
Crowsaw – Voodoo Temptation
Aonia – City Of Shadows
Dakesis – The Seventh Sky
Lord Volture – Will To Power
Attica Rage – 88mph

Chris Appleton – No Tomorrow
Gemma Fox – The Fallen
Asylum City Zoo – Bait The Hook

Promethium – Revolver
Gang – Dying World
Bigfoot – Bitch Killer
The Idol Dead – Slave
Massive Wagons – Blood Rain
Knock Out Kaine – 16 Grams of Heart Attack

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXXXV

Pretty much back to normal this week.  No tragedies in the music world to contend with.

What have we got for you this week, then? New material from one of Joey Jordison’s latest projects, Sinsaenum, Hellyeah, Monster Truck and Lacuna Coil. This week’s Shock Of The New features an interview with a fast-rising band from Wigan by the name of Bigfoot and the Record Of The Week from a certain Swedish band…

No musicians or Rock Stars were harmed (or died) during the making of this show… although Meat Loaf, Ian Paice and Rick Parfitt had some near-misses.

Sinsaenum – Army Of Chaos
Hellyeah – Leap Of Faith
Kobra And The Lotus – Cynical Wasteland
Covered: Grand Magus – Stormbringer (Deep Purple Mk III cover)
Monster Truck –  For The People
A Rebel Few – Rebel Few
Spotlight: Dakesis – Wings Of Steel
Lacuna Coil – Delirium
Rage – The Devil Strikes Again
Shock Of The New: Bigfoot – Bitch Killer
Shock Of The New Bigfoot Bloodstock Interview
Shock Of The New Bigfoot – The Other Side Of Paradise
Spotlight Dakesis – To Conquer Or Die
Stitched Up Heart – Finally Free
Purson  – The Window Cleaner
Stonewall Noise Orchestra – Don’t Blame The Demons
Record Of The Week: Grand Magus – Varangian
Record Of The Week: Grand Magus – Frost and Fire
Record Of The Week: Grand Magus – Forged In Iron – Crowned In Steel
Spotlight Dakesis – By The Fading Light
The Five Hundred –  Winters
Death Angel – Hell To Pay
Machine Head – Is There Anybody Out There?