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

This show is dedicated to the 1980’s.  Dance away, my friends. 

0:25-5:03
SKINNY PUPPY (1987)
Deep Down Trauma Hounds
— When I was 13, I had nothing but my bedroom, my boombox and cds. Ogre was the emperor and harlequin romance hero of my pathetic little world. He is a godless god.

5:03-7:12
THE CURE (1980)
Plastic Passion
— I know everyone thinks the Cure is brilliant, but it hits full realization live.

7:13-12:30
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT (1988)
And This Is What The Devil Does
— I cannot explain the level of devil worship that started after listening to this band.

12:31-18:12
YAZOO (1982)
Situation (Remix)
— The best women have great laughs. The incomparable Alison Moyet’s laugh is used in many songs, including the Macarena. Ridiculous. She is so fucking hot.
http://www.backofthecerealbox.com/2010/10/she-laughs-again.html

18:13-21:53
BAUHAUS (1981)
The Passion of Lovers
— I feel like Peter Murphy and David Bowie making out was probably the hottest thing ever. They had to have made out, right?

21:53-25:58
DEPECHE MODE (1983)
Everything Counts
— How fucking hard is it to pick a DM song out of their billion brilliant albums? Shitfaced hard. My fave album is the ever-moody Black Celebration. Stripped breaks me, to this day.

26:07-29:17
CHRISTIAN DEATH (1982)
Romeo's Distress
— I solely made out with a boy in college who professed his love for the seminal album ‘Only Theatre of Pain’. He was the worst kisser, ever. It was that wide-mouth never-ending tongue-kiss. His name was Jerry.

29:18-33:08
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (1985)
Bring on the Dancing Horses
— Ian McCulloch’s voice isn’t sexy, it’s beautiful. It cuts deep and blows delicious bubbles into your withered heart.

33:09-38:43
MINISTRY (1986)
We Believe
— The evolution of Ministry is an incredible one to hear. ‘With Sympathy’ is basically AWESOME pop wave. A few years later they released ‘The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste’ which is a flawless mix of metal and industrial. It’s difficult to believe the same band created all these different sounds, outside of the immense talent. ‘Twitch’ is their first jaunt into a harder industrial sound, and it is magnificent.

38:44-41:48
GENE LOVES JEZEBEL (1986)
Desire (Come and Get It)
— The poster of dyed-red-haired vixen Jay Aston hung above my bed. They were my first concert without parents: 14-years-old at the Glenn Miller Ballroom in Boulder.

41:49-45:35
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (1988)
Ornaments Of Gold
— Every viciously cool girl I know worships Siouxsie.

46:06-50:59
NEW ORDER (1985)
Sub-Culture
— New Order was birthed from the bloody remains of Joy Division, and we all praise be to earthly cycles that create such phenomenon.

50:59-54:34
THE SMITHS (1984)
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
— It’s weird when people judge Morrissey on the level of emotion in his music. All he wants is for us to laugh and cry into our pillows, and it’s magnificent to feel so deep.

54:34-END
THE SISTERS OF MERCY (1987)
Lucretia My Reflection
— I end with the epitome of majestic and lush, Andrew’s vocals are sexy as fuck. One of the best albums of all time. I have a dance routine to every one of these songs.

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0:25-2:40
PHOBIA (SoCal)
Damaged
— 90’s band Phobia reunites some of the original members to create political grindcore hating on Trump.  Trump is so awesomely inspirational.

3:44-11:28
ELDER (MA)
Sonntag
— 4th album from Elder creates expansive dreamy structure with kraut, psychedelic, keyboard, piano and excellent vocals

11:48-13:18
CONCRETE WALLS (SF)
Three And-A-Half Years
— Attitude from the bay area with thrash, hardcore, huge drumming and brutal vocals.

13:37-18:30
WODE (UK)
Celestial Dagger
— Because we need the UK version of black metal.

18:53-20:18
HEATHEN BEAST (India)
My note has GPS
— Hells yeah aggressive seething political grindcore from my hizz-hooooouse.

20:48-24:50
APPALLING (VA)
Secret of the Adept
— Appalling weaves in surprising and dynamic and catchy moments in their Richmond, Virginia filth.

25:25-29:22
VÖLUR (Toronto)
Breaker Of Famine (III. Emaciated Ghosts)
— Folk-tinged doom and melancholy violins. Different parts split into different songs create a large album.

29:39-33:56
NECROT (Oakland)
Empty Hands
— Oakland headbanging, what else could we ever want from life.

34:22-41:15
GRAVETEMPLE (NY)
A Szarka (The Magpie)
— 2nd album from Gravetemple after 8 years. It is a creepy drone broken up by drumming and electronic, growling and chants.

41:45-46:17
UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN (Chile)
Sabbatical Offering
— 20-year-old Unaussprechlichen Kulten are inspired by hot witchy women. Aren’t we all.

47:08-52:32
WITCHTHROAT SERPENT (France)
Striped Dragon
— French magical meditative fuzzy stoner.

53:05-END
VANITAS (Ohio)
Altum dolorem
— Despair and doom? Why the hell not. Something needs to match our moods.

Behind My Vocals:
Zounds, QEK Junior, Obscurity Age, Magic de Spell, Metro Decay, Exit 13, The Reporters, Aimless Device, 1000 ohm, Libido Blume, The Chameleons

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0:25-8:50
MEDUSA1975 (CO)
Turn to Stone
— True 70’s band creating sorcerer metal on a new release. Grooving so hard.

10:04-17:09
JORDABLOD (Sweden)
Chants for the Black One
— Jordablod creates abstract black metal that jams out.

17:50-24:16
COMITY (France)
VI
— French mathcore band numbers, rather than names, their songs. Hardcore, angular, grindcore sounds harsh but this band splits up their sound.

24:56-28:37
ALL YOUR SISTERS (SF)
Open Wide
— Modern electronic dark wave duo do it so right.

29:15-34:55
WĘDROWCY~TUŁACZE~ZBIEGI (Poland)
Nad tajgą powiejmy
— Twangy guitar and theatrical Polish vocals bring eclectic to black metal. You must listen to me pronounce this band name, I am so good.

35:14-43:19
VISCERA (Italy)
Anxiety Prevails
— Melodic and grind pushed into a beast of a black metal sound, but with room for drone and psychedelic.

44:04-50:14
OFERMOD (Sweden)
Sun of Dead Seasons
— Another theatrical style of vocals, singing of Satan and dragons. Hot.

50:48-55:09
SELCOUTH (Finland/EU)
Below Hope
— A borg of European brains baking a carnivalesque and experimental concoction.

55:52-END
BELOW (Sweden)
1000 Broken Bones
— Flamboyant hair doom, flying dragons and warrior Vikings.

Behind My Vocals:
Pink Turns Blue, Red Zebra, Magic De Spell, Xmal Deutschland, Asylum Party, The Deep Eynde, Wolfsheim, The Frozen Autumn, Clan of Xymox

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(0:25-3:25)
AJATTARA (Finland)
Ristinkirot
— Wretched vocals spewing Finnish is so hot. Death and folk and Satanic.

(4:39-6:50)
FULL OF HELL (MD)
The Cosmic Vein
— Explosive dynamic grindcore from the young’uns Full of Hell. This is better than their last, which says a lot.

(7:16-14:37)
WHITE WARD (Ukraine)
Deviant Shapes
— Sax is big in this sound, with pop and electronic encasing death and black.

(15:16-19:35)
ULSECT (Netherlands)
Unveil
— Cool album cover; and the sound is Dutch and moody and black and creepy and angular.

(20:21-23:30)
MUTOID MAN (NYC)
Wreck and Survive
— John Santos did Mutoid’s new spectacular cover. Mutoid is the best at bubbly AND technical.

(24:12-31:50)
ANOMIE (Azerbaijan)
Violet Girl
— Shimmering electronic black galaxy.

(32:28-39:53)
NARGAROTH (Germany)
The Agony of a Dying Phoenix
— Beautiful melody weaving through mid-tempo black metal.

(40:28-43:49)
SABBATH ASSEMBLY (TX/NYC)
Seven Sermons to the Dead
— Shining star in this sound is the vocalist – witchy, death rock, pagan, folk, throaty and sexy.

(44:43-52:23)
EXCOMMUNION (CO)
Nemesis
— Wicked dense and evil.

(53:00-END)
LOSS (Nashville)
All grows on tears
— I know, funeral doom is a weird one. Super slow, where are we, what are we doing. But this is one of the best I’ve heard, tons of surprises, lead-ups, riffs, and fuck yeah. Pain brings pleasure.

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(0:25-7:41)
MURMUR (Chicago)
Larks Tongues in Aspic
— This is probably the best album in the last five years of my show. I have talked about it endlessly, and I think no one has listened. https://seasonofmist.bandcamp.com/album/murmur

(7:41-11:26)
YOUNG AND IN THE WAY (Charlotte)
Weep In My Dust
— Bros, YAITW are playing soon at DNA, so that is something to consider. They are churning black metal laden crust, and do it in this soul-crunching, beautifully brain-crushing way. Purely delicious.

(11:27-15:14)
HORISONT (Sweden)
Electrical
— Horisont is one of my all-time favorite revitalist bands. They've been around for 11 years and released their fifth album "About Time". I just went to see them live, and they were INCREDIBLE, as expected. They also wore the tightest pants EVER, and my eyes couldn't stop staring at their crotches. Not my fault.

(15:14-19:18)
EYESWITHOUTAFACE (Toronto)
Swallowing Static (The Law Falls Silent)
— In 2012 I named eyeswithoutaface Best Industrial band, creating modern club music for people in an asylum. 'Cause everyone needs to dance. They dive straight into experimental and just dark heavy sounds, mixing the edge of metal with synth and electronic.

(19:19-24:54)
BEZOAR (Brooklyn)
Vitamin B
— I am in love with the vocals for the Brooklyn band Bezoar; she is a witch. It is a bizarre Bezoar, with incredible avant-garde composition and immense song-writing.

(25:02-32:29)
MAGIC CIRCLE (Boston)
Magic Circle - Cloven In Two
— Members of Mind Eraser and Doomriders. I have loved this band so much, this is a riff-rich doom sound with incredible vocals, and it is just tasty as fuck. They have two full-length albums in the last few years; with an E.P. last year hopefully leading into another new album.

(32:30-36:02)
SECRET CUTTER (Pennsylvania)
Bees' Of The Mind
— The vocals will slice you, so sharp and heavy. Lovely boys. I fell in love with their self-titled album. They are just such a blindingly painful bright spot in sludge and black and everything naughty.

(36:03-40:53)
HORROR VACUI (Atlanta)
Return Of The Empire
— One of the best post-punk, goth, deathrock bands of this decade. Beastmilk came out with a hell of an album, but this is one that flew under the radar.

(40:54-47:02)
BLACK PYRAMID (Boston)
The Hidden Kingdom
— Black Pyramid is a severely underrated band. They are the perfect party album; to drink beer and shake fists in happy unison. If you haven't picked up any of their albums, and you aren't a curmudgeon and like catchy stuff, don't miss this shit. They are anthemic and Massachusetts folk, and mostly jam out deliciously.

(47:33-54:25)
CRYPT SERMON (Philly)
Out Of The Garden
- Crypt Sermon was definitely on everyone's lists when it came out, but did you actually listen to it? Their shining beacon was the vocalist, and builds and builds to a climax (doom).

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BLUES PILLS (Sweden)
Little Sun
— Her voice drips with honey, soothing our tempestuous brains, allowing her soul to ease our pain. That is the blues, a comfort in these hard times. One of my favorite vocalists, accompanied with an incredibly talented jam-my band.

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Drug Honkey. I first thought it was a stoner band, of course; and it ain’t stoner.  It is gritty Chicago experimental death and industrial with psychedelic and noise, and will surprise you at every turn.

Sickening Wasteoid: Drug Honkey (Chicago)(0:25-6:19)

You gotta wait for The Ruins of Beverast.  Atmospheric black demons in a parallel universe.  This is leathery beast metal. 

Surtur Barbaar Maritime: The Ruins of Beverast (Germany)(7:51-16:40)

I love the new Hawkwind: still sci-fi space hounds with a touch of hippie and psychedelic.  This is their 30th studio album!!

Magic Scenes: Hawkwind (London)(17:28-23:40)

Drum-loving Ulvegr breathes out fumes from an alien universe with a bleak landscape and ethnic tribal sounds.

Manifestations Of Havoc: Ulvegr (Ukraine)(24:21-29:22)

Swedish Donald Fagen.

Sad State Of Affairs: The Night Flight Orchestra (Sweden)(30:07-34:42)

Imagine making out with a demon.

Disintigration to Absolute Void: Jyotisavedanga (India/Russia)(35:20-39:33)

70’s blues from long-haired Germans.

Sad Guru Returns: Samsara Blues Experiment (Berlin)(40:01-47:52)

New Jersey black metal ain’t stylish.  It is muscular and raw and likes Italian food. 

Rites of the Black Herald: Abazagorath (New Jersey)(48:57-53:32)

Austin riffs.

Prisoner Of Eternity: Destroyer of Light (Austin)(54:02-END)

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Ex-Aggaloch Jason Walton has created a trippy, mind-bending universe.

The Mothers Throat: Snares of Sixes (Portland)(0:25-4:28)

Writing and composition couples well with Swedes, creating a deep, textural thrash.   

Midnight Trial: Vampire (Sweden)(5:57-10:24)

Chomping hardcore, punk and thrash.

Grave Danger: Foreseen (Finland)(11:00-15:11)

One-woman drone minimalist industrial horror-soundtrack that scratches the roof of your brain.

No Natural Order: Pharmakon (NY)(16:07-22:53)

Summer night, old school, nostalgic retro groove.

Hallowed Ground: Night Demon (CA)(23:21-26:43)

Wait, this is a female singer? Holy shit.  Debut melodic death metal. 

The Raven: Nihilation (Germany)(27:27-34:41)

Epic, glorious power and speed.

No One Left To Kill: Armoured Knight (Chile)(35:04-39:11)

Massachusetts speed with the heart of punk.

Our Time to Riot: Lich King (MA)(39:39-44:54)

Finland doom.

The Offering: Altar of Betelgeuze (Finland)(45:50-51:04)

BBQ music with funk, jazz, and psychedelic.  Sweet and bubbly.

Belt of the Sun: Here Lies Man (Los Angeles)(51:39-55:29)

Crushing stoner.

Benediction Moon: Arc of Ascent (New Zealand)(56:03-END)

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A brand-new EP from Oranssi is haunting.  It is just two songs, but we’ll take anything!  You’ll have to get this vinyl at one of their European shows.

Vдrimyrsky: Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland)(0:25-10:14)

Screeching demonic witch spins spells on your neck to bang back and forth.

Evil Names: Necrowitch (France)(11:11-15:52)

Germanic doom is just that much sexier. There is an element of dark soul. 

Northern Lights: Obelyskkh (Germany)(16:30-24:57)

I have made these dudes Runner-Up to 2015’s Best Psychedelic, which for me, is one of the most competitive categories.  These guys have come out with a MASSIVE space rock brain-expanding album.

Twinkling Eye Pt. 3: Ecstatic Vision (Philly)(25:45-30:48)

The album cover in one to behold, based on an 1800’s wood carving – a creepy bird man with a human cowering at its feet and fire. The 1800’s was weird. Oh, and this is some old-school thrash and black metal.

Dashed To Death: Craven Idol (UK)(31:19-37:03)

Oh really, you don’t want to listen to a sweet post-punk doom-laden band? Well too bad.  This album rules.

Ochlesis: Rope Sect (Germany)(37:38-42:32)

Icelandic bands always manage to invoke images of their vast fields of ice and fire and lava and volcanoes and geysers and crashing icicles.  Wait, does Iceland have all of that? I don’t know.

Sorgarefni segi eg юйr: Dynfari (Iceland)(43:05-50:06)

Hellwell received 2012’s Best Use of Organ and 80's Horror Music, and everyone wanted to know who would win that category.  They have another extremely strange carnival-esque album, and you gotta love them for having white hair and wear sweatbands non-ironically. 

It's Alive: Hellwell (Kansas)(51:10-58:20)

An extremely clean technical death album from the mighty Suffocation.  If you can handle it more than one song at a time.

...Of The Dark Light: Suffocation (NY)(58:51-END)

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Uh, I just played these dudes off a split, and you should probably get to know them especially google images.

Midnight's Crown: Nightbringer (Denver)(0:25-6:30)

Denmark, Denmark.  The next two songs from Danish bands are fucking amazing hot revitalist hotness.  Groove out and bask in the warmth of these tones. 

Gallows Omen: Demon Head (Denmark)(7:24-13:17)

Another vinyl I must own.  Danes come through yet again.  Entire album fucking rocks.  These guys must be hot.

Here Comes The Serpent: Doublestone (Denmark)(14:05-17:56)

Death-lovers.

Closed Casket: Gruesome (FL)(18:32-22:19)

I think Australians are closer to Satan down under because they are touched by the hand of evil. 

Telum Vitae: Norse (Australia)(23:26-29:39)

Infectious thrashin’- out adorable Greeks.  They would hate I said that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upYoBgQrhnI

Shattered Sanity: Amken (Greece)(30:17-35:27)

Solid debut from Swedes doin’ death.

Crushing The Meek Of Heart: Ensnared (Sweden)(36:01-41:59)

Oh good, Xibalba is back again.  Full album in 2018. 

Con Amor: Xibalba (CA)(42:27-45:27)

Female lead vocalist sings melodic pop mixed with 60’s garage, 70’s rock, and 80’s cheese. 

Turnaround: Royal Thunder (Atlanta)(46:45-50:04)

Belgians base lyrics on the last known Vatican exorcist.   

Sacerdotium: Possession (Belgium)(50:28-55:49)

(3) 24:12 songs on the EP, completely confused me.  They sounded so similar, I didn’t get it.  SO I researched it and they are doing the Tribes of Neurot thing, where you layer the songs.  Here is a quarter of the layered song.

Waste (The Deconstruction of a Human Being): Mourning Dawn (France)(56:46-END)

Behind the Vocals: Theme songs - It Follows, Nightmare on Elm St., Exorcist, Halloween, Under the Skin, The Thing, 28 Days Later, Rosemary's Baby, Hellraiser, Jaws

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Sloth Herder shreds, massive drumming, sharp to melodic to grind. Excellent American black metal NOT from NY.

Antipathic Grades: Sloth Herder (MD)(0:25-3:37)

Animal-loving psychotic weirdos Czar create a bubbly electronic grind album that will soundtrack your fever dreams.

RxABBITS: Czar (WA)(4:35-6:39)

Denmark is the new metal god country.  Holy shit I love Orm and Hexis (played later in this show).  Orm means: "a long, cold and boneless flesh-eating beast that slithers in the abyss. Both hypnotizingly majestic in its calmness and unpredictable like a storm.” Swoon-worthy sounds.

Ancient Echoes: Orm (Denmark)(7:12-14:06)

Angsty, energetic black metal erupting with Ohio fury.  Bad ass album, hard to pick a song.

Charred Black Remains: Fever Nest (OH)(14:36-19:08)

Another Danish band that is intelligently composed; rich, enveloping black metal.

Ashanti: Hexis (Denmark)(19:57-25:13)

Disjointed avant-garde death. 

Magpie: Sunless (Minneapolis)(25:47-30:29)

Romantic brutal doom.

The Ritual: Bereft (Los Angeles)(30:55-37:51)

Raw, thrash permeated Finnish black with amazing guitar leads.

Black miasma: Lantern (Finland)(38:32-43:53)

Swedish melodic that is just so right.  Great balance of headbanging, melody and charming vocalist, so good. 

Quetzalcoatl: Sons ov Omega (Sweden)(45:08-51:13)

Aliens make this.

Goat Emperor: White Death (Finland)(51:37-55:51)

Surprising electronic sound in the new Artificial Brain.  If you don’t know this band by now, well, START.

Infrared Horizon: Artificial Brain (NY)(56:18-END)

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