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Hooked: Dopethrone (Montreal) (0:28-6:29)

 

(Dopethrone, one of my best of 2011 just came out with a new album)

 

(Southern Lord’s Xibalba will take you into a hardcore mosh pit)

 

Cold: Xibalba (California) (7:02-13:19)

 

(Summoner is “rock with space”, real vocals and the guitarist JAMS)

 

Across Iron Fields: Summoner (Boston) (13:37-18:36)

 

(Column of Heaven is kind of something you have never heard before – weird, technical, fuzz, noise)

 

Entheogen: Column of Heaven (Toronto) (18:51-21:36)

 

(Reverend Bizarre is one of my favorite Finnish bands, which says a lot.  They no longer exist, but have reissued another album.  Just go get all their albums.  Their members are also in Lord Vicar)

 

The Devil Rides Out: Reverend Bizarre (Finland) (22:02-28:09)

 

(Diesel King does a compelling take on sludge – a superior blend of great riffs that pound into your brain; from their new EP)

 

The Ancient And The Nameless: Diesel King (London) (29:05-34:19)

 

(Mos Generator will be touring with St. Vitus and have a new album in October - dirty southern rock blues) 

 

Opium Skies: Mos Generator (Port Orchard, Washington) (34:41-39:21)

 

(Jess and the Ancient Ones is joining the other doom bands led by ladies – the next song is one of the “prettier” songs from the album; the vocals are fantastic)

 

The Devil (in G-minor): Jess and the Ancient Ones (Finland) (39:53-43:47)

 

(Another sci-fi occult 70’s jammy album from Ice Dragon)

 

Maximum Trip: Ice Dragon (Boston) (44:36-49:47)

 

(Feuerzeug are Swiss rockers with a lot of young rock energy, great vocals – not for the brutal fan)

 

Magma, Lava and Burned Karma: Feuerzeug (Switzerland) (50:02-56:08)

 

(Finnish record label Svart Records is releasing Bedemon’s new album in October.  They started the new record in 2002, but guitarist Randy Palmer was killed in a car accident.  Bedemon is an offshoot of Pentagram and had albums in the 70’s.  This next song is from the 70’s, but they haven’t changed much – excuse the quality)

 

Serpent Venom: Bedemon (Virginia, 1974) (57:16 – end)

 

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Upcoming Shows (see Show 40 for upcoming shows too!!):
 
Before I forget, here are some local bands coming up:
The Turks: August 24th at the Hemlock
Cutthroats 9: August 25th at Benders
Oh, and I forgot this on my last list: Gypsyhawk (AAAAH!!): September 10th at the Elbo Room
 
Let me know if you want me to put your show in my list.
 
 
Let It Be The Devil: Compel (South Carolina) (0:28-7:21)

 

(Compel from South Carolina is swamp rock, 2 piece gritty dirty and loud)

 

(Just saw Agalloch live, they have gone beyond gorgeous landscapes like their forefathers Isis: black, epic, big sound, post-punk bass lines and classic metal, it was one of the best bands and best shows I have seen in a long time)

 

(Toronto’s Indian Handcrafts are a power-duo, rich also in variety, this next song also has a cool garage-sound to it)

 

Red Action: Indian Handcrafts (Toronto) (8:36-11:45)

 

(Magic Circle is the epitome of fun: modern beer metal, the blues of 70’s rock, the emotion and nostalgia of 80’s metal – you can’t miss) 

 

Magic Circle: Magic Circle (Boston) (12:18-19:50)

 

(Hear any YOB in this? I do, and they are hot irish dudes, come on.  Faster and crunchier than the usual sludge) 

 

Plastic Lung: Rites (Ireland) (20:21-27:55)

 

(Natur is an example of the awesome new trend of integrating the 80’s metal sound, those high-vocal emotions, but with their own complex groovy riffs, and their lyrics crack me up)

 

Spider Baby: Natur (NY) (29:03-34:28)

 

(Vintage English doom from female-led Alunah)

 

White Hoarhound: Alunah (Birmingham, England) (34:49-40:10)

 

(Xozo, pronounced Chozo, is hardcore and speed mixed beautifully to an epic sludge landscape)

 

Lookback: Xozo (Maryland) (40:31-46:36)

 

(Noise band Locrian fits all our weirdo horror movie-esque needs in music)

 

Augury in an Evaporating Tower: Locrian (Chicago) (47:14-53:48)

 

(I am selfish and have to play a song from a Demonic Death Judge album that I didn’t know about before, and they are one of my favorite bands, so there you go; please listen to the whole song, as this band is seriously one of the best ones out there right now)

 

Fire In The Eyes: Demonic Death Judge (Finland) (54:25-ENDDDUH)
 
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Happy summer and fall!  It is a beautiful season of shows.
Upcoming Shows:
August 11th: Agalloch at the Great American
August 30th: Quest for Fire at the Independent
September 10th: Gypsyhawk at the Elbo Room
September 21st: YOB at Brick and Mortar (it is driving me CRAZY that I am missing my favorite band, I will be in NYC seeing Afghan Whigs, ok ok, not too bad)
September 21-23: All Tomorrow's Parties in NYC, featuring Afghan Whigs
September 29th: Mike Scheidt and Scott Kelly will be playing at the Hemlock, so I will be seeing Mike in one way or another.
October 9th: St. Vitus at the Independent, who will be kicking off their tour in September.  
November 7-8: Afghan Whigs at the Fillmore
 

Local band Orchid has been signed onto Nuclear Blast, not sure what it means when a band that I like gets a larger label.  But they will be coming out with some new songs this year and a new album in 2013.  Hopefully they will play in some small venues in San Francisco in the meantime. I am kind of getting sick of getting gouged by mid to large venues.


I made this show watching the Wrath of Khan and Curiosity landing on Mars and reading articles about Pussy Riot, so a simultanous joy, wonder and anger at it all.  

 

Chain up the Masses: Sons of Tonatiuh (Atlanta) (0:28-4:55)

 

(New favorite band Sons of Tonatiuh on GREEN VINYL from All that is Heavy; they are so crushingly badass)

 

(Tennessee drinks black sludgy water; Brother Ares will make you headbang and believe in the Tennessee way)

 

Brother Ares: Brother Ares (I fucking love Tennessee now) (5:47-13:40)

 

(True bio of Gorgantherron: In 1968 a top secret military mission launched (3) chimpanzees into space for data for future expeditions, the vessel was playing an endless loop of Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality and the first 2 iron maiden albums. 1972 was the last time communication was sent from the vessel.  In early 2010, scientists tracked an unknown object travelling through space into rural Indiana, where they were shocked to see the same vessel from 1968.  Nothing was found inside.  Months later, three men claimed to be the chimps, that they had been found by an advanced alien race who were disappointed in Earth humans, and changed the chimps into stunningly handsome men educated in guitar, bass and drums and listened to metal for years.)

 

Mothra: Gorgantherron (Indiana) (14:56-19:14)

 

(Godzilla Black is confusing experimental noise for weirdos)

 

Burning Wires: Godzilla Black (London)(19:34-23:58)

 

(Oregon is full of weirdos hiding in forests in cloaks being weird and screaming or something)

Umbilicus: Hell (Oregon)(24:13-32:06)

 

(Chicago’s Earthen Grave is like, popular or something, they have a chick on the violin and make good beer drinking rock)

 

Fallen: Earthen Grave (Chicago)(33:08-40:17)

 

(I picture myself right up front slamming my fist in the air to this live show, YET another awesome French band, Mudbath, and they have funny song titles)

 

Loserwood: Mudbath (Avignon, France)(40:35-46:47)

 

(Serpentine Path is Unearthly Trance + Electric Wizard but does not sound like Electric Wizard, WAY more evil; this song starts off slow but goes into its death metal roots)

Depravity: Serpentine Path (NY) (47:43-54:00)

 

Next up is some grindcore from Cellgraft, this is the longest song in their album, super speed and brutality, of course, from Florida.  If you don’t like them, it doesn’t matter, it is 16 seconds long.

 

False Sequence of Value: Cellgraft (Florida) (54:09-54:25)

 

(Telestrion are in spacesuits flying through the air, waving at you as you rock your fists out to their groove)

 

(As my friend Russ would say, Free Pussy Riot)

 

Molecule: Telestrion (Atlanta)(54:53-end)

 

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Phobos/Deimos: The Legion of Doom (U.K.) (0:28-5:35)

 

(Gawd, is it already August; starting off the set with THREE English bands)

 

(The Legion of Doom just reunited for a tour last year; looooow heavy sound with beautiful guitar)

 

(Black Moth has badass emotional female lead vocals and an intelligent band to envelop it perfectly)

 

Honey Lung: Black Moth (U.K) (6:33-11:41)

 

(Meadows is brutal, with hardcore influence and technical guitar riffs that break it all up)

 

The Head of Henry Grey: Meadows (Suffolk, England) (12:00-17:44)

 

(GRAVEYARD!! With new album this fall)

 

(Naam have a pretty new EP with stuff like the piano in this psychedelic and spacey sound)

 

Lands Unknown: Naam (Brooklyn) (18:13-23:08)

 

(Switzerland’s Shever is all girl, all badass.  Again, a female-led band that has a little more thought than aggression)

 

Je Suis Nee: sHever (Switzerland) (23:33-30:48)

 

(Sorceress members also in Dead Branches; they are an instrumental band that when you think they are going too melodic, completely change up their sound; good proggy input)

 

Lung Wings: Dead Branches (Ontario) (32:03-35:55)

 

(Witchcraft!! new album Legend in September)

 

(Budapest’s Grizzly is sexy bluesy whiskey sound rock)

 

Dead for fifty-two hours: Grizzly (Budapest) (36:27-40:50)

 

(Neurosis and Wolves in the Throne influence Battle Path, but they branch out of dark black music, more complex than just black metal)

 

Closer: Battle Path (Tennessee) (41:12-47:54)

 

(Black Hole of Calcutta is grind with a lot of hardcore, but great riffs for any metal head to appreciate even if there is a scary mosh pit)

 

Myth of Progress: Black Hole of Calcutta (Portland/Seattle) (48:43-54:07)

 

(Listen to MUSIC jerks)

 

(Groove sludge from Denver In the Company of Serpents, also home to the mighty Broncos) 

 

Dirtnap: In the Company of Serpents (Denver) (54:46-end)

 

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Snake Oil: Galaxicon (Memphis) (0:28-6:26)

 

(Galaxicon, I appreciate the name thanks, is reminiscent of the style of Batillus and YOB – blackened sludge) 

(Oh hell yeah my Swedish rock gods I will kneel down to the glory of your 70’s style rock, let me bask in the glow of your perfection I love you so much oh Swedish gods.  Oh yeah, this band rocks the organ)

 

Too Many Choices: Three Seasons (Sweden) (7:21-12:05)

 

(Metal influenced by circus music is not so illogical; talented misfits like each other’s art I guess)   

 

Left Behind as Static: A Forest of Stars (U.K.) (12:31-19:13)

 

(Crusty badass band from North Carolina has a short but heavy hitting new album)

 

The Holy Are The Broken: Torch Runner (North Carolina) (19:31-23:58)

 

(Odyssey’s debut album after a split with Black Pyramid; Swedish like my faves Horisont and Graveyard, so I am automatically their fan)

 

Wicked Witch: Odyssey (Sweden) (24:28-28:39)

 

(Unique countries bring their own unusual flavor to the genre, Romania and PAKISTAN?!  Come on, give it up for these bros)

 

Mountain Tusk: Nomega (Romania) (29:50-36:49)

Burial Ground: Dionysus (Pakistan!! Really!) (36:51-42:46)

 

(Sorceress jams, they JAM, and you gotto get into the groove, cause that groove rules, and the guitar riffs are magnificent) 

 

Jam: Sorceress (Ontario) (42:58-46:46)

 

(I break my rule regarding playing a song from the same new album, but if you don’t know Dawnbringer or how important they are, then you have a huge gap in your knowledge, this band is frigging the best and I BEG THEM TO TOUR PLEASE.  Dawnbringer is a forefather of this type of rock)

 

Perfect Water: Dawnbringer (Chicago) (47:34-54:10)

 

(Chilean metal goes down as earthy and luscious as their wine)

 

Sun of Moloch: Wrathprayer (Chile) (54:56-end)

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Burial of Men: Sardonis (Belgium) (0:28-6:54)

 

(Belgium bands are like Belgian ale and hot Belgians in general – better than what you are used to)

 

(Crown is from France, therefore awesome – atmospheric, tinges of dreamy brutality)

 

Mare: Crown (France) (7:34-15:09)

 

(Another superior band from France featuring a member of Eibon, a brutal band that also rules)

 

Hoarse From The Get Go: Cowards (France) (15:25-19:45)

 

(New Horisont album!!, this band is one of my favorite 70’s revitalist bands, and if you love Graveyard, you will love this band – Swedish gods)

 

Crusaders of Death: Horisont (Sweden) (20:06-24:46)

 

(Chrome Waves is a supergroup with members of The Atlas Moth, Nachtmystium, Gates of Slumber; darkly romantic vocals and melody)

 

Blackbird: Chrome Waves (USA – supergroup) (25:37-31:12)

 

(Who doesn’t want to party in Greece, and now an important metal scene – Mass Culture is yet another talented band from that area of the world)

 

Double Retro: Mass Culture (Greece) (31:29-37:55)

 

(Finnish death metal, not the same old death metal.  It will have a twist that will make your ears non-bored.  Man, will I ever get to party in Finland with these weirdo bands?!)

 

Vortex Unwinding: Desecresy (Finland) (38:18-44:13)

 

(Fellwoods, formerly the Moss, is good times 70’s.  When you listen, remember that you should have a kegger and invite me and play this band)

 

Wulfrum: Fellwoods (Portland) (45:02-48:40)

 

(Vortex, abyss, I say some profoundly poetic language about Earthrise, why don’t you listen to me live jerks)

 

Transmission: Earthrise (Minneapolis) (48:59-53:01)

 

(Toronto’s sludgyTitan has a new album, vocals reminiscent of Buried Inside, they will make your head go up and down in appreciation. I love SF but I appreciate having this Boston show!!)   

 

Little Seeds: Titan (Toronto) (53:41-end)
 
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 Lycanthropus: Findumonde (Argentina) (0:27-4:09)

 

 (Argentinean Findumonde rocks like Misery Index)

 

(Trephine describes a psychological breakdown, so all of you weirdos can relate; this album is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME, you have to get it, just get it, seriously(

 

Ancient Tongues: Trephine (North Carolina) (4:44-11:08)

 

(Muknal from LA is super bleak and dark and one of the best in this occult death category)

 

Rotten Genesis: Muknal (LA) (11:21-17:23)

 

(Dutch band Countess will crack you up, but are totally true to their heavy metal roots)

 

Sermon Of The Devil Preacher: Countess (Netherlands) (17:33-22:56)

 

(Truly frozen black metal from Switzerland is also achingly gorgeous) 

 

Hoffnungslos: Tardigrada (Switzerland) (23:39-29:24)

 

(Baroness’s recent album is for sunny days daydreaming and drinking a cold beer.  Not for the metallest of metal heads)

 

Collapse: Baroness (Georgia) (29:50-33:40)

 

(The Finnish always bring their own of originality to any genre; this 2 piece band plays their own awesome tune on something related to black metal) 

 

Kalas Bleed for the Sun-Eater: Rahu (Finland) (34:03-41:10)

 

(Vetter from Norway has been around for awhile, but has only recently released an incredibly diverse album of avant-garde black metal) 

 

Stenklang: Vetter (Norway) (41:42-46:53)

 

(Bastard of the Skies have huge sound, will definitely allow you to let your headbanging soul rip)

 

The Knuckles of Saint Bronson: Bastard of the Skies (U.K.) (47:36-51:31)

 

 (Brand new release from UK’s Telepathy, listen live every Tuesday!!!!)

 

Lucretius: Telepathy (UK) (51:55-end)

 

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Happy Fourth of July!  Down with the crown!

 

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Unnatural Dwarfism: Lord Mantis (Chicago) (0:28-4:27)

 

(Goodbye to Boston, Hello to San Francisco, thanks to Bostonfreeradio for allowing me to keep my show; this is Bands Not to Miss – albums I highly recommend you buy)

 

(Lord Mantis, member of Nachmystium/Chicago; obsessed with this album and band)

 

(New album from old farts Orange Goblin is kick ass beer swilling awesome)

 

Acid Trial: Orange Goblin (UK) (5:35-9:44)

 

(Favorite on my ipod because everytime I love a song and I check the ipod, it is Monkeypriest)

 

The Psalm: Monkeypriest (Spain) (9:59-16:42)

 

(Old Man Lizard has emotional vocals and intelligent lyrics and are that UK style of jamming guitar riffs)

 

Cold Winter Blues: Old Man Lizard (UK) (17:05-22:50)

 

(Cayur from Ohio is intelligent technical that is no way pretentious for the listener)

 

Devoid of Virtue: Cayur (Ohio) (23:37-27:49)

 

(Diverse album is brutal and dark, mixed with some beautiful and vivid instrumental poignancy, a Finnish band to the end)

 

Nepal: Demonic Death Judge (Finland) (28:08-34:50)

Thanks! For listening to Bostonfreeradio.com, where weirdos from both coasts can be on the radio. Oh yeah, so from Bison B.C. is this incredible headbang worthy fist pumping album with a hardcore element to it that speeds it up to perfection.  I love every single bit, I wish I could eat it.

 

Fear Cave: Bison B.C. (Vancouver) (35:10-41:57)

 

(Proggy band Bud Spencer is instrumental brutality and remind me of one of my favorite bands of all time, Keelhaul)

 

Banana Joe: Bud Spencer (France) (42:12-45:46)

 

(Super indie DIY band Cormorant does its spin on progressive jazz black metal, huh?) 

 

Confusion of Tongues: Cormorant (San Francisco) (46:29-50:50)

 

(Italian Obake has been described more of a film score than than a metal album; and it definitely takes you in and out of visions of weirdness)

 

Destruction of the Tower: Obake (Italy) (51:11-55:18)

 

(Stoner Canadian band Dopethrone is thick riffed groovey-ness)

 

(Listen to my show live on bostonfreeradio.com Tuesday nights at 7pm PST/10pm EST)

 

Ain’t No Sunshine: Dopethrone (Montreal) (55:51-end)

 

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Due to commuting 50 hours a day to and from work in this stupid Boston area traffic, and packing day and night to move across the country, I decided to take a month off from the show, and will be back in July. 

I will be back with Bands Not To Miss, and maybe an interview with some local metal head that feels like blabbering.

Take it easy or something!!  SEE YOU IN JULY!!!

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