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Wyrd Ways Rock Show 21st January 2018 – The Behemoth

It’s finally here. The show you’ve been waiting for.

Eighty-one (couldn’t resist putting in the Electric Wizard track, even though I did say I was going to limit it to 80) songs covering a plethora of sub-genres including Death, Black, Pirate, Thrash and Proper Heavy Metal.

There’s an enormous amount of excellent music here.

The most interesting segment, though, is the one that a loud minority seem to think doesn’t exist: Good new bands, in which you will find contributions from Skarlett Riot, Warbringer, Dorja and a good many others from around the world.

Since (if you’ve listened to the show, you’ll know) I didn’t back announce the tracks for this show, here’s the full playlist, including the albums each track is taken from:

Band Album Song
Blaze Bayley Endure and Survive Destroyer
Absolva Defiance Defiance
Iced Earth Incorruptible Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
Deep Purple inFinite On Top Of The World
Krokus Big Rocks Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Accept The Rise Of Chaos The Rise Of Chaos
Venom Inc. Ave Ave Satanas
Burnt Out Wreck Swallow Pulling It Out
Alice Cooper Paranormal Fireball
Millennium Awakening Searching
Madam X Monstrocity Nitrous
Prong Zero Days Divide And Conquer
Corrosion Of Conformity No Cross No Crown Wolf Named Crow
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Big Mouth
L.A. Guns The Missing Peace Kill It Or Die
Every Mother’s Nightmare Grind Swing Again
Babylon AD Revelation Highway She Likes To Give It
Pretty Boy Floyd Public Enemies Do Ya Wanna Rock
Wintersun The Forest Seasons Eternal Darkness (Autumn)
Atrocity Masters Of Darkness Devil’s Covenant
Ex Deo The Immortal Wars The Spoils Of War
Six Feet Under Torment Slaughtered As They Slept
OnceHuman Evolution Dark Matter
Cradle Of Filth Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay Death And The Maiden
Arch Enemy Will To Power Blood In The Water
Butcher Babies Lilith #iwokeuplikethis
Almanac Kingslayer Guilty As Charged
Battle Beast Bringer Of Pain Beyond The Burning Skies
Beast In Black Berserker The Fifth Angel
Bloodbound War Of Dragons Battle In The Sky
Dream Evil Six How To Start A War
Vandroya Beyond The Human Mind Time After Time
Orden Ogan Gunmen Vampire In Ghost Town
Nocturnal Rites Phoenix A Heart As Black As Coal
Firewind Immortals Ode To Leonidas
Grave Digger Healed By Metal Ten Commandments Of Metal
Lonewolf Raised On Metal Through Fire, Ice And Blood
Masterplan PumpKings (Helloween covers) The Dark Ride
Helloween Pumpkins United
Avatarium Hurricanes And Halos Medusa Child
The Doomsday Kingdom The Doomsday Kingdom The Never Machine
Crom When Northmen Die When Northmen Die
Electric Wizard Wizard Bloody Wizard Mourning Of The Magicians
Epica The Solace System Architect Of Light
Xandria Theater Of Dimensions Ship Of Doom
The Dark Element The Dark Element The Ghost And The Reaper
Overkill The Grinding Wheel Mean, Green Killing Machine
Savage Messiah Hands Of Fate The Crucible
Kreator Gods Of Violence Army Of Storms
Heretic A Game You Cannot Win Annihilate
Destruction Thrash Anthems II Black Death
Sepultura Machine Messiah Phantom Self
Varg Götterdämmerung Götterdämmerung
Warbringer Woe To The Vanquished Remain Violent
Panzer The Fatal Command Satan’s Hollow
Alestorm No Grave But The Sea Fucked With An Anchor
Elvenking Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire The Horned God and The Sorcerer
Dorja Target Practice Fire
Skarlett Riot Regenerate Break
Rabid Bitch Of The North Nothing But A Bitter Taste Trapped in 1999
Masqued Light In The Dark Hypnotized
Cybernetic Witch Cult Troglodithic Trip Tyrannosaurus Hex
Lady Beast Vicious Breed Every Giant Shall Fall
Night Legion Night Legion Titan
Prophets Of Rage Prophets Of Rage Unfuck The World
Arthemis Blood-Fury-Domination Blood Red Sky
Pyramaze Contingent 20 Second Century
Stormbringer Born A Dying Breed Don’t Trust Me
Shakra Snakes & Ladders Fire In My Veins
Liv Sin Follow Me Let Me Out
Sinheresy Domino Star Dome
Stone Sour Hydrograd Taipei Person/Allah Tea
Trivium The Sin and The Sentence The Wretchedness Inside
Sorcerer The Crowning Of The Fire King The Devil’s Incubus
Danko Jones Wild Cat Going Out Tonight
Body Count Blood Lust The Ski Mask Way
Linkin Park The War Party Guilty All The Same
American Head Charge Tango Umbrella When The Time Is Never Right
Sanctuary Refuge Denied Battle Angels
Audioslave Audioslave Like A Stone

Wyrd Ways Rock Show 24th December 2017

It’s the last Wyrd Ways Rock Show of 2017… or certainly the last one before the traditional Yuletide Behemoth, anyway. Despite the fact that this is, effective a Christmas show, I’ll only inflict one Christmas tune on you.

It’s one you’ll like.  I promise.

What else do we have for you?

Well, the last Record Of The Week is a bit of a cracker, then there’s loads of other stuff, including Nick from Nuclear Blast having a bit of a chinwag with Robb Flynn of Machine Head.

Who says I never get you anything nice?

What are you waiting for?  Press Play and turn it up LOUD!

As Lions Announce UK Tour

As Lions, following their headline show at the Boston Arms Music Rooms in March, will be back in the UK for their first ever headline tour, playing a run of 17 dates in September.

Sept 9th – Bridgend, Hobo’s
Sept 10th   Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Sept 12th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sept 13th – Bristol, Louisiana
Sept 14th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
Sept 15th – Norwich, Waterfront
Sept 17th – Chester, Live Rooms
Sept 18th – Birmingham, Flapper
Sept 20th – Leeds, Key Club
Sept 21st – Newcastle, Jumpin Jacks
Sept 22nd – Glasgow, Garage Attic
Sept 23rd – Stoke, Sugarmill
Sept 25th – Manchester, Rebellion
Sept 26th – Dover, Booking Hall
Sept 27th – Bournemouth, Anvil
Sept 28th – Southampton, Joiners
Sept 29th – Leicester, Firebug
Sept 30th – London, Old Blue Last

Primordial Radio needs YOU

Put your hand up if you used to listen to Team Rock Radio.

OK. That’s a few of you.

What about RealXS and Manchester Rock Radio?

Do you remember Dewsbury, Moose, Miss Rach and Sweens?

What about Pete Bailey?

Well, since Team Rock collapsed under it’s own management’s incompetence, Moose, Dewsbury and Pete have been working to get their own internet radio station, Primordial Radio, up and running.   Currently, they’re producing a weekly podcast (with help from broadcasting legend, Mike Sweeney, teaming up with his old colleague and mate, Dewsbury) and there’s a live stream here.

Thing is, to make this sustainable, they need to get some investment. Many of us have already put some of our own money in. The sad thing is that many so-called fans aren’t willing to put their money where their mouths are.

Don’t be one of those people.

For less than the price of a round, you can invest in the station. Not only will you be helping get us our own radio station, you’ll also be able to claim back the tax on it.  You’ll also get a 50% discount on the first two year’s membership and a 15% discount in the Primordial Radio shop (which features some rather natty threads).

These guys, who let’s face it, are our friends and brothers in Metal, need your help. If you want a proper professional Rock and Metal station in the UK, run by fans for fans, with no corporate agendas, sign up and invest.

Get your hand in your pocket. Pay day was only a few days ago. Don’t tell me you’ve spent up already.  Click on the banner below and put your money where your mouth is.

Primordial Radio: Put your money where your mouth is

As some of you will know, when Team Rock Radio collapsed under it’s management’s own ineptitude, Moose, Dewsbury, JRock, Miss Rach, DigiTom and many others such as Pete Bailey, Sophie K and Big Boy Bloater lost their jobs.  We, the audience, also lost the only radio station that paid us any real attention.

Not content to let this stand, Moose, Dewsbury and Pete Bailey set to work on their long-held dream: a radio station by Rock and Metal fans FOR Rock and Metal fans.  They saw it was possible to set up a station using only technology currently available and resources and talents from people already in the Rock and Metal community.

This is where Primordial Radio began it’s evolution.

Primordial Radio serves the UK Rock and Metal community, combining the intimacy and personality of radio with the freedom, control, and choice of digital streaming. Users will control the music surrounding the emotion, opinion, and personality of the station, giving a simultaneous unique and shared experience. Our community is fiercely independent but don’t want to be alone.

It started after years of fruitless effort, at the likes of Manchester-based Rock Radio, RealXS and Team Rock, trying to fit the square peg of Rock and Metal into the round hole of the traditional radio model.  A model where broadcasting infrastructure and centralised advertising agencies presented challenges to costs and revenues, and regulatory bodies restricted the ability to represent the true tone of a Rock and Metal atmosphere.  Aligned with these challenges is the difficulty finding agreement within the Rock and Metal community itself on what ‘rock’ is as everyone’s interpretation is entirely unique.

The core team is built of members of the target audience who have faced the challenges of sustaining a Rock and Metal radio service within the traditional media model and recognise the digital opportunity to unite an under-served audience with the music, personalities, content, and freedom they crave.

Primordial Radio is owned and built by its target audience and community with a clear and experienced executive creating the output reflective of a democratised process.

The premise is to unite this scattered, disenfranchised, and fragmented audience by providing a service for which we have asked for years.

Primordial Radio’s model instantly renders moot these challenges by almost entirely eliminating infrastructure costs with a studio-less environment, delivered via the web, free from regulatory bodies, resulting in a service truly reflective of the Rock and Metal environment to which our community responds. Plus, the audience chooses our own ‘Rock’ so can only argue with ourselves.

To our knowledge, no such service presently exists.

The question is, is this the kind of thing you want?  Or do you want to be fed the same old “classic” focus-group-lead drivel by the likes of Planet Rock and Absolute Radio?  Do you want to be told what to like by faceless, gutless corporate suits who have no understanding or regard for what you want to hear?


By clicking on this link, you’ll be making the first step.  For about £16 per share (which is less than the price of a single night at the pub with a takeaway afterwards), you can help fund OUR radio station by buying a piece of it.  You will, legitimately, be able to tell Dewsbury to stop dicking about on Facebook and get some work done because you WILL be paying his wages!

Remember: for less than £16, you can have a piece of this.  It’s up to you.  Some of us are already involved.  Will you join up?  Click here.

Evil Scarecrow Rock You Like A Hurricanado

Nottingham’s *ahem* finest, Evil Scarecrow, hit the road in the wake of their triumphant non-headlining slot at Bloodstock.

After their brilliantly bonkers performance at Bloodstock on the Ronnie James Dio Stage last week to an absolutely huge crowd, all robototroning, crabuloning and hurricanadoing like crazy, Evil Scarecrow are delighted to announce new dates for the start of 2017 and beyond, on their Rock You Like A Hurricanado tour backed by Live Nation.

Previously released dates:
29th October – Corporation, Sheffield
26th November – Midlands Metal Crusade, Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

7th January – Yardbirds, Grimsby

‘Rock You Like A Hurricanado Tour’:
26th January – Cathouse, Glasgow 
27th January – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
28th January – Rock City, Nottingham
2nd February – The Engine Rooms, Southampton
3rd February – Electric Ballroom, London 
4th February – Thekla, Bristol

A quote from Dr Hell on the forthcoming shows:

“We’re back on the road for our Rock you like a Hurricanado Tour (see what we did there).  We’ll be bringing our biggest, silliest show yet along with some brand new, probably never heard before, music ‘genius’.  I expect the entire tour to sell out immediately now that we are super famous massive rock stars, so I’ll be personally selling extra tickets on eBay like a dirty tout. Dust off your robot cardboard boxes and get ready to spin on the spot!”

Marduk announce European tour to promote new album

Marduk tour

Swedish Black Metal legends Marduk will return to European soil in April and May 2015 for a headline tour, bringing along Immolation, Origin and Bio-Cancer for what promises to be something of a killer run to promote their latest album Frontschwein.

Included are an appearance at London’s Incineration festival in May as well as three consecutive nights playing shows in Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol.

They really need to have words with their booker.  Manchester to Glasgow is about three hours’ drive, but from there to Bristol?!

If any of the guys from any of the bands are reading this, for the sake of your sanity, get a flight down from Glasgow!  OK, it may be more expensive, but that’s a 10 hour drive.

Anyway, here’s a trailer for the tour.  I think you will find this interesting and diverting…

MARDUK live:
Headline tour (with Immolation / Origin / Bio Cancer)
27.04. Brasov (RO) – Rockstadt *
28.04. Sofia (BG) – Mixtape 5 *
29.04. Novi Sad (RS) – The Quarter *
30.04. Budapest (HU) – Blue Hell *
01.05. Salzburg (AT) – Salzburg Rockhouse *
03.05. Weinheim (DE) – Cafe Central
04.05. Zwickau (DE) – Seilerstrasse
05.05. Arlon (BE) – L’Entrepot
06.05. Essen (DE) – Turock
07.05. Lille (FR) – Aeronef
08.05. London (UK) – Incineration Festival
09.05. Manchester (UK) – Sound Control
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – G2
11.05. Bristol (UK) – The Fleece
12.05. Arnhem (NL) – Luxorlive
13.05. Rotterdam (NL) – Baroeg
14.05. Amstelveen (NL) – P60
16.05. Pratteln (CH) – Z7
17.05. Brescia (IT) – Circo Colony
18.05. Innsbruck (AT) – Hafen
19.05. Wien (AT) – Szene
20.05. Katowice (PL) – Mega Club
21.05. Warszawa (PL) – Progresja
* with Bio-Cancer only

Festival shows in 2016:
23.-26.03. Oslo (NO) – Inferno Festival
02.04. Lichtenfels (DE) – Ragnarok Festival
23.04. Barroselas (PT) – SWR Barroselas Metalfest
17.-19.06. Clisson (FR) – Hellfest
06.07. Fjarabygg (IS) – Eistnaflug Festival
23.07. Ostry Grun (SK) – Gothoom Open Air
04.-06.08. Wacken (DE) – Wacken Open Air

Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Heats Announced

Bloodstock M2TM poster

BLOODSTOCK needs you! If you or your friends are in a DIY, self-signed or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the Bloodstock 2016 Line-Up, entries are now open for Metal 2 The Masses 2016.

Amust4music Ltd, along with Hobgoblin, are putting together the biggest initiative possible to track down the best breaking Metal bands, upping the ante with some of the biggest ever prizes up for grabs.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Check the picture above for a list of participating venues.
  • Get in touch with a promoter near you for details on how to enter the competition.
  • Follow the new #M2TM blog for upcoming #M2TM gig news.
  • Go get your #BLOODSTOCK2016 early bird ticket.

Wyrd Ways Rock Show CCCXVI

We’re taking a break from Bloodstock this week in order to shine the light on a much smaller festival, held every year in Radcliffe in Manchester.  Organised and curated by the Appleton family, this one is like a cross between the Sophie Lancaster Stage, the New Blood Stage AND the Jagermeister Stage all rolled into one place.  With much cheaper food and drink.

As well as being stuffed to the gunwhales with new stuff, you’ll also be hearing interviews with members of Absolva, Lock Up Laura and Blaze Bayley.  Come on in.  The music’s fine!

If you decide to support the making of the show by becoming a Member, you get the full show at a higher bitrate and therefore better quality as well as access to the Members Only pages of the Wyrd Ways Rock Show website.  For details about how to become a Member as well as the latest in Rock and Metal news and reviews, have a look at the menu bar on the left.

If you are in a band and want your music on The Wyrd Ways Rock Show Presents: Shock Of The New compilation (which will be free to download), email either myself or Suzi with the relevant details.

Here’s the playlist, then…

Avatarium – Girl With The Raven Mask  (iTunes)
Operation: Mindcrime – Burn  (Amazon)
Queensrÿche – Guardian
Covered: Motörhead – Sympathy For The Devil  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Lock-Up Laura Interview
Lock-Up Laura – The Jury’s Out
Spotlight 1: Iron Maiden – Aces High  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Chris Appleton Interview
Absolva – No One Escapes
Record Of The Week 1: Butcher Babies – The Butcher  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Record Of The Week 2: Butcher Babies – Never Go Back  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Record Of The Week 3: Butcher Babies – Blonde Girls All Look The Same  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Shining – The Last Stand  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Harlott – Lord Of War  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Spotlight 2: Iron Maiden – Wildest Dreams  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Whiskey Myers – Guitar Picker  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Lynch Mob – Automatic Fix  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Blaze Bayley Interview (SOS 2015)
Blaze Bayley – Silicon Messiah  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Spotlight 3: Iron Maiden – Speed Of Light  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Kodiac Jack – Scars  (Amazon)
Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Scream  (Amazon) (iTunes)
Last Track: ChuggaBoom – A BBQ In Antarctica   (Amazon)