She Likes It Heavy on Tuesdays, 7pm PST on bostonfreeradio.com, prajmetal@gmail.com (radio show: she likes it heavy)

0:25-7:38
DSNKT (Switzerland)
Resurgence of Primordial Void Aperture
— Suffocate in swarming, dense, primordial, black metal noise.

8:41-13:15
GENOCIDE PACT (DC)(releases 2018)
Conquered And Disposed
— Bludgeoning death, but in that super fun way.

13:38-21:17
TONGUES (Denmark)
Grove Of Mithridate
— Rock and doom and black and groove.

21:40-25:32
BURIED IN A WOMB (Germany)
Spectrality of Inborn Neuroticism
— Thrash and hardcore-infiltrated death.

26:08-29:25
HARM'S WAY (Chicago)(releases 2018)
Human Carrying Capacity
— I mean, the lead singer. Wow. Also, this is Chicago hardcore.

30:04-37:35
THAW (Poland)
Wielki Piec
— Poland does it again, what a fantastic scene. The album art is top-notch: black and white minimalist alien bird creatures. Need a t-shirt!

38:06-45:28
VEILED (PA)(releases 2018)
Luminous
— 2-piece does shimmering black.

46:22-48:59
MAMMOTH GRINDER (Austin)(releases 2018)
Superior Firepower
— Mammoth Grinder has members of Iron Reagan and Power Trip. This is going to be a powerful album next year.

49:39-55:01
SORXE (Phoenix)
Hypnotizer
— Do NOT be turned off by the genres: post-metal and sludge. It is diverse and rich with rock and melodic psychedelic; each song takes you in different directions. The lead singer is a highlight.

55:44-END
HOODED MENACE (Finland)
Cascade of Ashes
— Of course, the Finnish are fucking weird. Wonderfully so. Aliens living on earth, making creepy weird music. We bend a knee.

Behind My Vocals
Carpenter Brut, Dynatron, M.O.O.N., Mega Drive, Trevor Something, Magic Sword, Speed Machine, Daisuke, Lifelike

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0:25-5:22
INQUISITOR (Netherlands)
Castigate into Divine Apostle
— Inquisitor released this second album 22 years after their debut, which is a long time to bake. This is a brilliant contribution to the art of thrash and death, bold and technical, fun and rage.

6:22-13:02
CLARET ASH (AUS)
Essence Of Fire
— Australia is a brilliant cesspool of aggressive metal.  This is yet another compelling addition.

13:38-20:36
SVARTIDAUÐI (Iceland)
Exultation
— I’m in love with Iceland in general, well before this black metal wave. And now Iceland has their own version: atmospheric and bleak and romantic. Matches the country to perfection.

21:02-29:20
CRYPTIC FOG (Chicago/IN)
Eternal Internment of the Prolific Paradigm; Staring Through the Veil of Aberration
— Yes, this band is a 2-piece; and they are so fucking badass. Plenty to sift through, death and melodic black metal.

30:00-34:50
PORTAL (AUS)(releases 1/2018)
Phreqs
— YET another Aussie band; and this one is relentlessly brutal; it will be a great way to start next year. Menacing death: the way it was meant to be.

35:22-37:42
MARGINAL (Belgium)
Barbarians
— And now the Belgians do death, but infused with a wave of hardcore. The recording has no drum editing, and everything is mostly off their first or second take! Bros got it down.

38:08-44:55
CALLIGRAM (UK)
Scourge
— Fine, I’m middle-aged, and these guys are the future.

45:57-53:22
INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS (UK)
The Crowning Quietus
— As I say on the show: this is a blood and gore-filled black metal, but they also gleefully skip over your dead body breaking between minimalist and catchy rock, breathing fresh spirit in dank filth.

53:45-55:57
FULL OF HELL (MD/PA)
The Cosmic Vein
— My best live band of the year.

56:49-END
CORPORATE DEATH (Brazil)
In the Vastness of Time
— Corporations need to die. Also, this Brazilian act is brutal, and catchy.

Behind My Vocals
Rory Gallagher, Traffic, Out of Focus, Frame, Dreams and Nightmares, Missing Link, Carmen Maki & Blues Creation, Moondog & The London Saxophonic, Magic Potion

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

0:25-9:01
AOSOTH (France)
Contaminating All Tongues
— Melodic black and death immersive metal seems to be a French specialty. Mixed with a Oranssi-style psychedelic elevates this sound.

10:06-15:43
GENEVIEVE (MD)
No for an Answer
— Assaultive death bordering on grind, but neck-breaking ability to dissolve into sparse minimalist.

16:05-19:52
ANIMA DAMNATA (Poland)
Your Life Is Cursed
— A twisted disjointed Polish beast. Aw! Sounds so cute.

20:10-28:42
AMENRA (Belgium)
Plus Pre`s De Toi
— Blistering brooding Belgians. These guys know how to do heart-wrenching.

29:27-34:07
CODE (UK)
Plot of Skinned Heavens
— Dude from Grave Pleasures (ex-Beastmilk)/Hexvessel, so you know this shit is good. Vocalist is the highlight; a stunning ability to be sweet while breaking your face in.

34:40-40:58
BLOODWAY (Romania)
Midlight Scout
— Romanian metal is melancholy, vampiric, and fierce; of course. The vocalist is a standout, and also created the album art.

41:17-48:08
APOLOGOETHIA (Spain)
De Aeterno Praesentia
— Flamenco guitar introduces a bit of folk in atmospheric black metal.

49:21-END
THANTIFAXATH (CAN)
Self-Devouring Womb
— Cloak-wearing and anonymous, continuing to create horrorscapes. These guys got my 2015 Best Horror album.

Behind My Vocals:
Ideal Husbands; The Soft Moon; Dead Husband; She Past Away; Trisomie 21; Molly Nilsson; Boy Harsher

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:29am EST

0:25-8:20
THE CLEARING PATH (Italy)
Stargazer Monolith
Sweet angular Italians. This was such a meditative journey. Don’t be scared of angular, these guys do it to perfection.

9:28-17:13
DESOLATE SHRINE (Finland)
The Silent Star
Chilled Finnish death metal with a dollop of swirling black metal on top. One of the top offerings for death metal this year, do NOT miss this album

17:41-20:40
SOFT KILL (Portland)
Insider (Tom Petty cover)
Rough gazey post cover of Tom Petty. Free: https://anopendoor.bandcamp.com/

21:04-28:00
MORVIGOR (Netherlands)
No Repentance
Dynamic Morvigor, vocalist packs an emotional punch. Top notch.

28:37-36:47
PURPLE HILL WITCH (Norway)
Ghouls in Leather
Norwegian classic rock, nostalgic beautiful doom.

37:28-44:06
KRALLICE (NYC)
Kronus Deposed
Krallice is bludgeon metal, expanding and pulverizing. More of the same: which is really really good.

44:57-48:17
LADY BEAST (Pittsburgh)
Lone Hunter
Last year’s E.P. from Lady Beast is SOOOOO badass. This new full-length is a bit softer, but still speed and roaring riffs.

48:44-52:46
HEXIS (Denmark)
Sacrificium
Suffocating, demonic and brooding Danish.

53:41-END
GODFLESH (UK)
Be God
Godflesh still has the same noise-y attitude, but it also feels like they’ve redefined themselves. This is relevant.

Behind My VocalsHuman Tetris; Ruh; Pink Turns Blue; Pleasure Symbols, Phosphor; Sad Lovers and Giants; Sixth June; Boy Harsher

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

0:25-6:00
HORN (Germany)
Retrograd
— Folk has never been my favorite, so to start with a folk song means I fucking fell in love. Just the perfect black metal song infused with gorgeous folk. This EP will contain dulcimer and trumpets, stoked for it to be released. I love that the pictured released was a band member with his arms wrapped around a dulcimer (nerd).

6:56-14:10
RAM (Sweden)
Gulag
— Romping 80’s heavy metal style, done Swedish.

14:41-17:41
CONVERGE (MA)
Murk & Marrow
— What the hell do I need to say about Converge, these guys are gods.

18:14-24:54
CLOAK (GA)
Beyond The Veil
— Debut album, groove perfection, infectious, endearing, need to get it on vinyl. They claim Fields of the Nephilim as one of their influences, which is a very influential gothic band. I don’t hear goth in this band, but definitely a touch of psychedelic and rock, which Fields skirted.

25:35-32:05
RED SCALP (Poland)
Faces
— Really, Poland is erupting as a powerful scene. Now they are excelling in jamming psychedelic stoner riffage? Not expecting that.

32:30-40:28
BLAZE OF PERDITION (Poland)
Weight of the Shadow
— The other obvious spectrum of Polish metal: bleak, dark, gritty black metal. The vocalist is a badass. What stands out in this sound is the melancholy undertone.

41:01-43:15
WITHERING HERD (OH)
Perfect Recursion
— Fuck. You know when you are middle-aged and cranky and miss the power of the music of your youth? I thought industrial was fucking over. Withering Herd is a 2-piece redefining this genre; and I love the incorporation of synth and electronic – it sounded like the soundtrack of 70’s B-movie horror. https://witheringherd.bandcamp.com/releases

44:10-49:27
AUÐN (Iceland)
Í Hálmstráið Held
— Yet another STUNNING Icelandic black metal band; but this one is intensely rich and lush and I soaked in it.

50:03-53:39
PROCESSION (Chile/EU)
When Doomdays Has Come
— One member left in Chile; the others scattered across Sweden, Berlin, Amsterdam, Denmark. How easy does that make recording? Epic, heavy metal, doom.

54:20-END
BERGRIZEN (Ukraine)
Der Unsterbliche Geist
—One of the best black metal releases, the Ukraine gots it goin’ on.

Behind My Vocals
John Maus, album - Screen Memories (2017)

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:36am EST

0:25-6:38
MINISTRY (1984)
Every Day is Halloween

6:39-14:06
BAUHAUS (1982)
Bela Lugosi's Dead

14:08-18:41
DEPECHE MODE (1986)
Black Celebration

18:42-24:58
OINGO BOINGO (1985)
Dead Man's Party

25:16-29:02
SKINNY PUPPY (1992)
Killing Game

29:03-33:25
SISTERS OF MERCY (1985)
Black Planet

33:26-39:02
PINK TURNS BLUE (1987)
I Coldly Stare Out

39:03-44:12
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (1990)
Do You Fear (For Your Child)

44:43-49:36
THE CURE (1980)
A Forest

49:37-55:33
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (1981)
Night Shift

55:34-END
XYMOX (1989)
Tonight

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

0:25-3:19
LAPIN HELVETTI (Finland)
Noutaja Otti
— What's not to love about a Finnish band that is reminiscent of super early Metallica.  A bit more punk.

4:23-8:46
THROANE (France)
Et ceux en lesquels ils croyaient
— Swarming weirdo experimental French that still retains the groove.  You gotta love the French.  

9:15-15:38
WITCH TRAIL (Belgium)
Splendour
— Belgian post-punk that erupts in noise and black metal and hardcore.
 
15:55-24:38
PUBLIC PSYCHE (Belgium)
New Days
Belgian post-punk that swirls into krautrock and noise.  So frigging cool.  

25:09-28:46
PARTISAN (Belgium)
Change
— Belgian post-punk that dives into dark shoe-gaze.  

29:04-34:34
BELLTOWER (Brooklyn)
Echoes Sung by Winter Winds
— Oh hell, more black metal from Brooklyn.

34:59-44:00
YOUNG HUNTER (Portland)
Black Mass
— Female and male vocals are a highlight in rocking catchy melodic Young Hunter.  

44:37-50:08
AFRAID OF DESTINY (Italy)
Hear Me
— Afraid of Destiny released a full-length earlier in the year.  This is from a just-released split with Eyelids.  Italian black metal.  
 
50:23-54:14
NIGHT VIPER (Sweden)
No Escape
— Swedish husky female vocals fronting a heavy metal band.  Fuck. Yes.
 
54:45-END
ROPE SECT (Germany)
Death is your lover
— Jamming blues and doom in a sweet post-punk band.

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0:25-9:25
SPECTRAL VOICE (CO)
Dissolution
— Members hail from Blood Incantation, but this is another style of death – falling into horror noise and the unexpected.

10:33-13:39
DAEVA (Philly)
Deathcrush
— Crypt Sermon’s guitarist; Philly filthy gritty thrash with a scraping vocalist.

14:10-19:01
GNAW THEIR TONGUES (Netherlands)
Never Give Up The Dream Of Total Annihilation
— Fucking weirdos.

19:28-22:56
ARCADEA (GA)
Infinite End
— New band with Mastodon drummer and Withered’s vocalist, creating psychedelic synth.

23:39-27:50
ARCHSPIRE (Vancouver)
Human Murmuration
— Too difficult to listen to, so just move forward. Also, great.

28:12-31:22
HARD ACTION (Finland)
Nothing Ever Changed
— Oh the Finnish are taking over the world. 70’s rockin’, bell bottoms and pop.

31:43-35:42
STASS (Sweden/GER)
Warriors Land
— Chomping death made to kill your neck.

36:16-40:17
AUTHOR & PUNISHER (SD)
Pressure Lover
— Metal-infused industrial for snobs.

40:43-46:54
BLACK ANVIL (NYC)
Ultra
— The melodic vocals really are a wonderful touch here.

47:40-51:54
DEAD IS DEAD (Milwaukee)
Wolves
— Milwaukeean sludge with a kick of hardcore boots.

52:36-END
BELUS (Brooklyn)
Illusions
— You gotta love Woe’s vocalist added to yet another Brooklyn black metal band.

Behind My Vocals
(electronic disco) Manuel; Expansives; Decadance vs Italoconnection; Freak Electrique; Steel Mind; Laser; Pineapples; Body Electric; Louis

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:32am EST

0:25-7:27
ARKHON INFAUSTUS (France)
Yesh li el yadi
— French grim neck-wrenching yet groovy.

8:43-15:45
SPIRIT ADRIFT (Arizona)
Spectral Savior
— Guitarist from Take Over and Destroy is one of my favorite vocalists. No longer a one-man band, bro is a boy band now.

16:24-21:46
BLUT AUS NORD (France)
Apostasis
— Uneasy and threatening, horror and texture. French bros are insane.

22:07-26:10
RADIO MOSCOW (San Diego)
New Beginning
— I immediately bought the vinyl.

26:54-30:47
REDENIK (Serbia)
Otpadnik
— Did you think about the fact that your band name sounds like "redneck"? Filthy chomping black and thrash and a touch of hardcore goodness.

31:16-38:39
HORRIFIED (UK)
The Perceiver
— Somehow all the genres, death and black flows into doom and minimalist at points.

39:13-41:32
VIRGIN IN VEIL (Finland)
Qedesha
— Yes, here is Christian Death influence on Finnish. 'nuff said.

42:25-47:26
THE MOTH (Germany)
Jupiter
— Bowel-releasing bass. Don't pass out. Great female and male vocals.

48:43-54:22
PRIMITIVE MAN (CO)
Sterility
— Noisy and explosive. Wait, that sounds gross.

55:13-END
SUNROT (NJ)
Riverbed
— New Jersey is the new cool, with sludge and hardcore, experimental and spacey.

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0:25-5:34
ALL PIGS MUST DIE (MA)
Slave Morality
All-star All Pigs Must Die releases after 4 years - and it is worth it. A filthy hardcore encrusted sound that dives into death.

6:59-12:08
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
Core
Ufommamut is hella heavy-hitting doom, but still retain their modernized space acid trip.

12:56-16:37
GRAVE PLEASURES (Finland)
Joy Through Death
One of the best post-punk band out there. This is their second release, still catchy and unique and romantic and nostalgic.

17:09-21:55
SEROTONIN (Netherlands)
Grey Hell
Dry and sharp black metal that feels very Oranssi Pazuzu: eclectic and weird, and bringing in different elements like vocal styles and synth.

22:18-28:22
YELLOW EYES (NYC)
Immersion Trench Reverie
FUCK. YES. NYC Yellow Eyes, I have loved every single one of their albums and prmoted them from day fucking one. This is melodic American raw black at its best.

29:02-33:04
FUTURE FACES (Switzerland)
Embraces
Aw. shit. So glad I didn't miss this very special romantic synth cold wave from Switzerland. Released earlier this year.

33:28-37:11
THE WAKE (Romania)
Trial Against Humanity
Romania. Let's imagine the natural: vampires. And what would these vampires love? Heavy fucking shit.

37:40-47:10
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM (WA)
Born from the Serpent's Eye
OK, everyone apparently hates Wolves, cause they were fucking awesome at one point. So let's pull them down now. This was a solid dense black metal album. As usual.

48:45-51:30
KUBLAI KHAN (TX)
True Fear
If music manifested into the physical, this would manifest into a punching, violent skinhead. (non-racist).

52:01-56:09
SATYRICON (Norway)
Dissonant
Fuck I hate the name of this band. I never knew these guys were a two-piece. Hella talented dudes, vocalist is a story-teller from hell.

57:00-END
MONOLORD (Sweden)
Wormland
Swedish thick. That's right.

Behind My Vocals
(all new 2017 albums except Lebanon Hanover, that came out 2013) Lebanon Hanover; The Wraith; Chain of Flowers; Virgin in Veil; Marbled Eye; Pawns; Nerve Quakes; Arcane

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