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

Special “upcoming shows” set – showcasing bands that are on tour and will be playing in the bay area soon. 

0:25-9:05
COBALT (Sunday, October 8, Elbo Room)
Hunt The Buffalo
— The original duo of Cobalt ended 2015 in public social media battle, sort of like CNN and Trump. It ended with one of them holding the reins of Cobalt, and adding the vocalist from Lord Mantis. What a boon, the vocalist is expert in intensity, desperate and emotional. For a duo, this strong of a vocal is a must. And holy shit, the original member did all the instrumentation.

9:05-12:19
VERMIN WOMB (Friday, October 13, Thee Parkside)
Rank & File
— Vermin Womb won my 2016 Best Grind album of the year. “Shit yeah bro” is what you say when you hear this debut full-length Vermin Womb album. Vocalist from Primitive Man fucking howls perfectly. Fortunately, Vermin Womb is way more dynamic and furious than Primitive Man. Maybe purists will say there is too much sludge and crust to make this truly grind, but fuck that. Shit just makes the album great.

12:20-16:32
NOISEM (Sunday, October 8, DNA Lounge)
Cascade of Stars
— Noisem is ambient, death, thrash, grind, punk and technical hardcore. Tons of grind, but their young energy breaks it up into a ripping hardcore album. They won my Best 2016 Hardcore/Punk-influenced.

16:33-21:17
STATIQBLOOM (Tuesday, October 10, DNA Lounge)
Despair Are Shadows
— Fade from Batillus is the modern EBM/Industrial leader. His industrial offerings are relentlessly danceable and dark. I fucking love this new album.

 

21:17-25:27
CULT LEADER (Friday, October 13, Thee Parkside)
Sympathetic
— Members of Gaza. Suffocating grind infuses this album, breaking into pummeling hardcore. Produced by Kurt Ballou.

25:27-32:51
WARNING (Wednesday, October 18, DNA Lounge)
Footprints
— Warning broke up in 2009 after releasing two albums, including a critical favorite in 2006 (Watching From a Distance). Two members went on to form 40 Watt Sun. Highly influential in the genre of emotional, dense, down-tuned doom.

32:52-37:18
ALTAR DE FEY (Friday, October 13, Hemlock)
Veil Of Death
— Old school deathrock in a new album from 80's band Altar De Fey, proving that the Bay Area indeed had a thriving deathrock scene in the 80's. You can tell they existed at the same time as Christian Death. This album is a mix of new and newly recorded old; and the vocalist strikes that perfect note of whine and badass.

37:18-41:07
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN (Tuesday, November 21, DNA Lounge)
Anchored To The Inlayed Arc
— Artificial Brain is mostly technical, raw, pummeling and painful all around. They incorporate just the right amount of progressive to keep your neck in a whiplash from the tempo changes. Vocalist scrapes the bottom of his throat and vomits it out. Just a stunningly talented band.

41:38-49:09
ATRIARCH (Saturday, October 21, Golden Bull (Oakland))
Inferno
— Atriarch have a great twist of retro industrial and post-punk mixed with intense bleak sludge leadup to a black hole in your heart. The album contains traditional industrial “remixes” to their songs, including one by Statiqbloom!

49:09-56:05
PILLORIAN (Sunday, October 22, Cornerstone (Berkeley))
Forged iron crucible
— Lead singer from defunct Agalloch. This album contains pretty melodic atmosphere and shining moments of black metal density with a diversity of vocal styles.

56:05-END
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (Tuesday, October 31, Brick and Mortar)
A Daisy Chain for Satan
— One of my favorite industrial bands of all time, and on Halloween? Come on.

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0:25-6:33
BELPHEGOR (Austria)
Apophis - Black Dragon
— Hot Austrian vile that is so fucking evil.  Breathes life into my withered soul.

7:29-11:08
THEN COMES SILENCE (Sweden)
The Dead Cry For No One
— Swedish dark wave dances happily on a gloomy coast in a trench coat in the 80’s with spiky black hair in its face. You know?

11:57-20:21
BOTANIST (SF)
The Shape Of He To Come
— New album starts another series of Botanist albums that are a collaboration between all six members. Ethereal vocals are reminiscent of Controlled Bleeding's Songs from the Ashes – beautiful and airy against a storm of sounds. I do love the evil vocals also; and the compositions retain melody throughout. Probably my fave Botanist album yet.

20:33-23:01
ISOTOPE (Oakland)
Wake Up Screaming
— Oakland has a vivacious crust scene. Can I say vivacious? We are all so fucking vivacious.

23:28-27:42
DAWN RAY'D (UK)
Future Perfect Conditional
— Gorgeous use of violin that cuts a clean melodic swathe through dense black metal.

28:23-32:09
CANNABIS CORPSE (VA)
The Fiends That Come to Steal the Weed of the Deceased
— Song title: "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Bong Water". Bro from Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan. Solid and technical beyond the hilarity.

32:38-39:49
USNEA (Portland)
Lathe of Heaven
— Pacific Northwest style: epic sludge with brutal vocals mixed with stellar riffage brah pass the spliff.

40:11-42:12
PLAQUE MARKS (Philly)
Plaque Marks
— Scraped off the sidewalks of Philly. Dirty and filthy noise.

42:43-49:02
SATOR (Italy)
Heartache
— Unusual vocals drifts into Italian-style psychedelic space.

50:05-56:06
NIGHT (Sweden)
— Third album is light retro psychedelic rock, with harmonizing guitars in the forefront.

56:29-END
KRIEG (Philly)
— Slithering vocals against raw.

Behind My Vocals
Notchnoi Prospect; Velvet Condom; Sect; Message; Ikon (cover of She Likes Parties); Trentemøller; Clan Of Xymox; Lebanon Hanover; She Past Away; Linea Aspera

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0:25-5:06
BLOODLUST (Perth)
Death the Conqueror
— Perth thrash, so you know it'll be venomous. Those kangaroo-loving weirdos.

6:04-11:11
GIGAN (Chicago)
Plume Of Ink Within A Vacuum
— Left-handed progressive jazz and death in Gigan's 4th release.

11:44-19:38
EHNAHRE (Boston)
The Marrow
— Haunting, skulking horror soundscapes.

20:07-27:50
PORTRAIT (Sweden)
Martyrs
— Classic heavy metal from Sweden with emotional vocal storytelling.

29:10-34:36
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT (Germany)
Skepsis Part II
— Dynamic, sparse and dense, cold and heartbreaking. Germanic meditation.

35:12-42:07
RUBY THE HATCHET (Philly)
Lightning Strikes Again
— Lush vocals and melancholy 70's blues.

42:39-47:00
AKERCOCKE (London)
Unbound by Sin
— Akercocke plays with vocal styles, soft to guttural, multi-dimensional tempo, death and thrash.

48:58-53:14
WAR CLOUD (Oakland)
No Man's Land
— Oakland grooves? Hells yeah.

53:59-END
CRAFTEON (Denver)
— Smoldering. Oh, and black metal and shit.

Behind My Vocals
The Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash, Outkast, Beastie Boys,
Biz Markie, Snoop, Tone Loc

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0:25-5:48
ATTIC (Germany)
The Hound of Heaven
— No, it isn’t King Diamond. This German band could be tongue-in-cheek, but they are too frigging good.

6:56-9:06
POISON BLOOD (NC)
Myths from the Desert
— Dude from Krieg and dude from Horseback. Duo creates creepy medieval sounds with jaunts into electro death rock.

9:34-13:40
DEMON EYE (NC)
Kismet
— North Carolina just came out with a Swedish band.

14:07-17:53
ALTARAGE (Spain)
Spearheaderon
— A Runner-Up in my 2016 Best Death Metal category. They release the full album in October; shit sounds as tight as their album last year. Swarm metal.

18:44-25:09
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
The Room of Shadows
— Pagan Altar started in 1978; and the lead singer died in 2014. His guitarist son pushed this album forward. 70’s rock with a touch of melancholy; and a vocalist who spins stories.

25:53-31:23
GRAVDAL (Norway)
Vi Som Ser I Mørket
— Charming spewing Norwegian black metal. Is there any other kind?

31:48-32:34
AKATHARSIA (Oakland)
Plastic Wrapped and Useless
— Oakland knows its crust: this is raw and chaotic, gritty and gnarly.

34:54-41:55
THE NECROMANCERS (France)
Grand Orbiter
— French occult, psychedelic and stoner with a honey-toned vocalist.

42:49-49:14
ETERNAL BLACK (NYC)
Sea of Graves
— Brooklyn does their distorted sludge with whiskey gravelly vocals.

50:06-END
DAXMA (Oakland)
Abandoning All Hope
— Guitarist and violinist, melancholy funeral doom with female Oakland vocalist.

Behind My Vocals
Kavinsky, Lazerhawk, Dynatron, Power Glove, Lifelike, Bourgeoisie, d.notive, Zombie Hyperdrive, Led Er Est

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_236_082217.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:21am EST

0:25-4:38
KADAVAR (Germany)
Die Baby Die
— Red wine, warm sun, groove-out to the sexy crooners Kadavar, one of my favorite blues bands on this fucked up earth.

5:41-8:59
SEVENTH CIRCLE (Belgium)
Spinesnapper
— Viciously aggressive Belgians fit my mood. At least we unite in bleak.

9:33-13:50
THE LURKING FEAR (Sweden/UK)
The Cold Jaws Of Death
— Supergroup with the lead singer of At The Gates? Sign me up.

14:20-19:50
THE WIZARDS (Spain)
Leaving the Past Behind
— Spain’s The Wizards immerse in the righteousness of 70’s blues. Epic album, highly recommended.

20:21-26:41
CORPUS DIAVOLIS (France)
Wine Of The Beast
— Satanic French do ceremonial black with a serpent vocalist.

27:37-35:27
CORMORANT (Petaluma)
The Devourer
— This is an incredible band live, which is all you should ever want to know about a band. Their new four songs are massive, falling on a spectrum of genres.

35:54-42:59
ATRIARCH (Portland)
Void
— Jagged deathrock and post-punk with a lush vocalist.

43:25-52:48
HELL (Oakland)
Helmzmen
— One-man crusty distorted screeching despair. Love this album.

53:57-58:00
VENOM INC. (UK)
Time To Die
— Whatever the drama behind Venom Inc., this is a blast of a speed album.

58:33-END
INCANTATION (PA)
Omens To The Altar Of Onyx
— Pummeling crushing technical death.

Behind My Vocals
Electronic Disco: Nexus; Luna; BHW; Paul Paul; Manuel; Expansives; Coda; Material; Wet

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_235_081517.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 1:16am EST

0:25-5:17
URN (Finland)
Celestial Light
— Finnish riffs creating combat boot metal with a throaty vocalist.

6:09-10:55
COUCH SLUT (NYC)
Company Picnic With Dust Off
— Bleak, angry female vocals let you know whattup. Rockin’ noise. We need more screaming, strong women.

11:33-16:03
TEMPLE OF VOID (Detroit)
The Hidden Fiend
— Bowel-filthy vocals drive slow, epic doom into chugging death and back again.

16:25-26:44
SEMPITERNAL DUSK (Portland)
Blessed In A Hail
— Let your brain steep in the ambient; it is an investment for the riffing death.

27:55-30:23
DEPHOSPHORUS (Greece)
Blessed In A Hail
— Unique high-pitched vocalist displays immediate tension and desperation. Drumming is tight and tempo-changing.

30:50-36:16
BORIS (Japan)
Biotope
— Boris does not lose their shoegaze. They play with texture, layering breathy vocals and noise and distortions.

36:39-43:45
MORIBUNDO (Spain)
Luz (Ciego Color)
— Moribundo means dying; these guys incorporate romance in their version of death.

44:42-48:40
FALSE (WI)
Anhedonia
— Wisconsin is as wretched as the rest of us. False has a new EP of (2) frenzied black metal songs screaming from the tundra of North America.

49:18-54:21
SINMARA (Iceland)
Nine Halls
— Icelandic does black metal perfect. Dense and gorgeous.

55:04-END
WRETCH (Indiana)
Bastards Born
— Sad story behind Wretch. Lead singer of Gates of Slumber loses two members to addiction. Proceeds from this distorted groove sludge goes to charity for addiction

Behind My Vocals
Eleven Pond; Pink Turns Blue; Trans-X; Twins; Zweite Invasion; iamMANOLIS; Kirlian Camera; Modern Eon; She Past Away

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_234_080117.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 11:18am EST

0:25-9:20
TERRY GROSS (SF)
Shameless Imposter
— Meditational psychedelic from members of Fucking Champs, Triclops and Pins of Light. Check them out on this multi-lens camera and ambisonic microphone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdOOsp81gd0

10:31-16:52
RAGANA (Oakland)
You Take Nothing
— Raspy raw vocals shines in this explosive female two-piece.

17:30-23:54
DESTROYER OF LIGHT (Austin)
Prisoner of Eternity
— Crooning doom that breaks into chugging riffs. Beautiful, epic song-writing.

24:37-27:45
LONG GONE (Finland)
Delusional Whimper
— Finnish fucking hardcore, need I say more. OK, I will: the vocalist is a guttural god.

28:23-36:-03
RUNESPELL (Australia)
Aeons of Ancient Blood
— Lonely one-man black metal band makes melancholy, vampiric sounds.

36:37-40:32
IDLES (Bristol)
Exeter
— Oh, I love this rock and punk album. It is perfect. Don’t miss out – strong punk lyrics, a vocalist that is fucking amazing, and a retro-indie melodic tinge to it.

40:48-46:18
NATTVERD (Norway)
Der Tronen Blender Vender Vi Oss Mot
— Fucking Norwegian black metal.

47:30-52:26
DROID (Ontario)
Amorphous Forms (Shapeless Shadows)
— The album art is amazing: 70’s art depicting an alien landscape. Catchy psychedelic prog thrash fits their art perfectly.

52:59-57:11
WITCHHELM (Ohio)
Death Worship
— The entire album is acoustic except for this lovely melodic diddly.

57:41-END
SELBST (Chile)
Visions of mankind withering
— Hailing from Venezuela, this now-Chilean band screams out despair.

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Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:49am EST

0:25-5:07
BLACKEVIL (Germany)
Heavy Forces Marching On
— Thrash force with King Diamond-style vocals.

6:01-10:39
EARTHLING (VA)
Obedience & Decay
— More thrash? With modernity. From one of my favorites, in one of the richest scenes in the U.S.

11:08-14:35
MYRKUR (Denmark)
Måneblôt
— Danish Myrkur is gorgeous, playing with soft and hard and light, floating over dense.

14:55-17:49
SOLANUM (Winnipeg)
Control
— Yes, ok, more thrash: crossover thrash and young Canadian attitude.

18:38-23:57
TOMBS (NYC)
Black Sun Horizon
— My boyfriend Fade is no longer in Tombs, and that is too bad because Fade BROUGHT it. I have nothing else to add.

24:30-27:40
BÜTCHER (Belgium)
Thermonuklear Road Warrior
— Belgian 80’s style thrash from a band with an umlaut, need I say more.

28:11-33:37
IMPURE WILHELMINA (Switzerland)
Murderers
— If you like Pallbearer, you’ll love this melodic-heavy, lyrically beautiful album.

34:04-39:38
BLISS OF FLESH (France)
Agnus Dei
— The third part of a trilogy of albums related to The Divine Comedy. Fucking smarty-pants.

40:05-47:22
SEER (Vancouver)
Burnt Offerings
— Rich, lush atmospheric and stuff. I don’t know, leave me alone. I say stuff about it on the show. I’m tired.

48:11-51:30
SACCAGE(Québec)
Ta dernière gorgée
— Dudes, French-spoken Saccage plays crust about beer and hot chicks. My kind of smelly men.

51:53-56:25
ASHCLOUD (Sweden/UK)
Suspended in Death
— 2-piece doing huge death.

56:47-END
BEASTMAKER (CA)
Now Howls The Beast
— California-style stoner, of course. Stoners. Sheesh.

Behind My Vocals
Passion Noire, Green On Red, Turquoise Days, Sad Lovers and Giants, Led Er Est, Deux¸ Le Lettere Di Anna, In Letter Form, Συνθετικοί, Maria Loves Me, magic de spell

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_232_071117.mp3
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0:25-7:59
KAFIRUN (Vancouver)
Divine Providence
— Deeply atmospheric and melodic black metal with breathy vocals on the fringe.

9:07-13:00
WITCH VOMIT (Portland)
Circle Of Blood
— Energized groove-threaded death metal.

13:30-21:28
EX EYE (NYC)
Form Constant; the Grid
— A mixed bag of genres plus a saxophonist from a part-super group: Liturgy drummer and dude from Secret Chiefs 3.

21:57-27:09
DYING FETUS (MD)
Die with Integrity
— Sword-wielding metal, goring you with technical yet groove-filled brutality.

28:04-31:14
EGYPT (ND)
Dirge
— I picked the ballad, because the lead singer is so good. This is one of my favorite stoner, psychedelic doom bands.

31:42-35:54
UNDERGANG (Denmark)
Skåret i småstykker
— Danish does horror death metal.

36:22-41:24
PYRRHON (NYC)
The Happy Victims Creed
— Unexpected angular, technical and experimental.

41:45-45:31
EX PEOPLE (London)
Complainer
— Female-led garage punk fuzz with a heavy dose of the early 90’s Riot Grrrl sound.

46:35-51:54
MORDBRAND (Sweden)
At the Larvae Column
— Bald Swedish death metal.

52:22-58:25
REVELATIONS (Sweden)
Disillusion
— A blast of operatic heavy metal vocals mixed with Swedish rock’n’blues.

58:36-1:01:41
VALLENFYRE (Sweden)
Degeneration
— Chunky and crusty. Wait, gross.

1:02:04-END
ANTICHRIST (Sweden)
— 80’s style thrashed-out thrash.

Behind My Vocals
The Chameleons, B-Movie, Blood Fetish, Burlesque, Christof Glowalla, Modèle Mécanique, Idle Lovéll, Trisomie 21, Das Kabinette, Xmal Deutschland, Séptimo Sello

 

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_231_070417.mp3
Category:Radio Show: She Likes It Heavy -- posted at: 12:04am EST

0:25-3:40
BUCKSHOT FACELIFT (NY)
What Does Fergus Dream Of?
— Buckshot Facelift has members of Artificial Brain. The lead singer is the best. Just an incredibly medley of genres in this huge album.

4:55-8:24
IGORRR (France)
Houmous
— A carnival of weirdo French brains created this true avant-garde album.

8:51-14:36
THE SUMMONED (MA)
Fractal Patterns
— Futuristic unexpected angular prog breaks into crushing.

15:05-18:41
CLAN OF XYMOX (Netherlands)
Set You Free
— Legendary synthwave Clan of Xymox releases a stunningly nostalgic goth album.

19:16-27:44
AMERICAN (VA)
Amorous and Subdued
— Barbaric black metal with drum machines and suffocating vocals immersed in noise.

28:30-32:14
DROUGHT YEAR (NC)
Black Bile
— Sludge, atmospheric, industrial and deathrock mixed deliciously. This is their sophomore album; their first album made it to my “Best Of” list.

32:40-39:02
NJIQAHDDA (IL/CO)
The Divine Paradox
— I love bands that are anonymous, I don’t know why. And I’m not talking about Ghost, who I think suck.

39:37-43:25
MAGGOT HEART (Sweden)
Razorhead
— Gorgeous Linnea Olsson used to be in Beastmilk/Grave Pleasures!! So you know she’s fucking awesome. She now fronts her own alternative band.  And it rules.

44:18-50:55
FELLWARDEN (UK)
Sun of Ending
— Spinoff of Fen has that lush post-metal Fen sound with cold vocals.

51:14-54:16
DISCRÖYD (Germany)
Defenders Of The Realm
— German thrash for a drunk summer night.

54:36-END
POSEIDON (UK)
Chainbreaker
— Sonic doom from a band that loves YOB.

Behind My Vocals:
Circuit 7; Libido Blume; Pale TV; Second Glance; Aroma di Amore; Motorama; Ding An Sich; 2 Seconds Late; She Past Away; Scoria

Direct download: She_Likes_It_Heavy_Show_230_062017.mp3
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