Tue, 11 October 2016
This is a very special 200th/5-year-anniversary/ALL BAY AREA BANDS show, co-hosted by fellow music lover Bruce Crain. He grew up in the 70's in San Francisco smokin’ up and jamming down. Bruce doesn't listen to modern metal, but has a few words about each of these bay area bands, Viagra, sexism, porn, ageism, sex workers, Bernie Sanders, and boners.
Thanks to my adoring fans who contributed to this show (in order of appearance!):
Ted Thacker, Josh Martin, Casey Baker, Meg Castellanos, Sean Hugunin, Phil Becker, Monte Cimino, Russ T. Carr, Erin Walter, (agent) Matt Waters, Alex Yeung, Squid/Kate Izquierdo, Mary (aja) McDermott, Jules(er) Taffe
The Mass (https://www.facebook.com/themassf/) are releasing a brand new album - Ghost Fleet - in December 2016, after an 8-year hiatus!!
PRE-ORDER the album and immediately download the track ‘Neuronic Channels Driven to Agitation’.
Accompanying album art in December by the infamous Jon Wayshak: http://www.scrapbookmanifesto.com/
The Mass also answered some online interview questions about their new album!
The Mass are proggy, angular, weirdo, technical, brainy metal.
Threshing the Light: The Mass (Bay Area)(0:54-6:46)
Death Angel’s 8th album may be their best yet. Thrash dude!
The Moth: Death Angel (SF)(11:47-16:22)
Velvety-vocal occult and witchy jamming rock.
Down in the cauldron bog: Castle (SF)(16:54-21:44)
Filthy headbanging crust, doom and sludge.
Copernican Theory: Bädr Vogu (Oakland)(24:12-31:17)
Melodic, space-y, atmospheric metal, and most importantly gorgeous blues vocals.
Salem: Lotus Thief (SF)(34:19-41:11)
Evil curses, slowed down by demonic forces.
Barathrum: Abstracter (Oakland)(42:52-51:24)
Legendary death rock mix of newly recorded old songs and new stuff. Spectacularly nostalgic.
Veil Of Death: Altar De Fey (SF)(53:37-58:04)
Incredibly romantic black metal, melodic as fuck.
Ad Infinitum: Void Omnia (Oakland)(59:35-1:07:12)
Doom mixed with darkwave in just the way you want.
Mirage: Lycus (Oakland)(1:08:50-1:16:40)
Ending dumb thoughts and goodbye from the hosts: (1:16:41-END)
Behind the Vocals (all songs chosen by Bruce):
Cheap Thrills, Mountain, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Derek and the Dominos, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Allman Brothers, The Who