Hollywood Metal 109

Hollywood Metal 109

Ronny Marks and Nik Vidmann were in the pseudo-studio to hang out for episode 109 which featured a couple of Swedish and German bands. Those bands are below. As mentioned HELSOTT will be opening for Paganfest USA 2012 in Los Angeles so go to www.helsott.com (site redesign in progress) to get your tickets. Featured Bands: DRAGONLAND – “Shadow of the Mithril Mountains” NETHERBIRD – “Abysmal Allure” SLARTIBARTFASS – “Kapitel IV Angst (Der Morgen graut am Horizont)” GERNOTSHAGEN – “Blinde Wut” Featured Film Clips: Dracula (1931), Game of Thrones (Season 1),…

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Hollywood Metal 107 – VISCERA

Hollywood Metal 107 – VISCERA

Long time friends of the show VISCERA stopped by with an update on their impressive latest happenings. In the past four months alone, these warriors have played over 50 shows and toured Mexico. The latter, being a feat no other HMR featured band can claim. Listen to the show below on youtube and check out all social media properties ending in /VISCERATHRASH  (www.facebook.com/viscerathrash) As a special guest, VISCERA brought with them the Executive Director of the Starving Musician Program, Ondrea Faillace. Her organization is working tirelessly to create a brighter…

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Hollywood Metal 106 – PDP

Hollywood Metal 106 – PDP

Big show today for a couple reasons. First, PDP was on hand to talk about their new album and recent tour. Enjoy “Weight of the World”, “Pile Driven” and “Crawl” from PDP and go buy their album Mass Delusion which is available on iTunes and couple other places. For details visit www.PDPmusic.com and their page on Facebook. Secondly, youtube has cleared my account for videos longer than 15 minutes which means Hollywood Metal episodes will now be available on at the Hollywood Metal youtube channel. This should massively increase listenership now that the shows…

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Hollywood Metal 105

Hollywood Metal 105

Hollywood Metal 105 (Audio)   Ronny Marks and Nik Vidmann hung out for ep 105 which featured three new bands for the show library and one old favorite. ASHES, a Swedish Melo-death band sent me some excellent material recently and “Last Hope Dies” is my favorite among them. Check these guys out on Facebook and Spotify. Next up was a gothic metallers THE AGONIST with the song “Thank You, Pain.” a heavy and dark piece featuring the impressive vocal range of Alissa White-Gluz. IN MOURNING was next with “Debris” from…

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Hollywood Metal 104 w/ SPECTRAL WORDS

Hollywood Metal 104 w/ SPECTRAL WORDS

Hollywood Metal episode 104 (audio) Ronny Lee Marks came down to Hollywood on Thursday for episode 104. He brought 3 demo tracks for his new project entitled SPECTRAL WORDS. This new project is a solo project currently but he’s looking to build out a lineup for shows and future recordings. If you dig these three tracks and play a relevant instrument I encourage you to get in touch with Ronny at www.Facebook.com/spectralwords. Enjoy “Goddess” “Through Autumn Leaves” and “Frailty” I will keep you posted on the band’s status as things progress….

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Hollywood Metal 103 with SIRION

Hollywood Metal 103 with SIRION

Hollywood Metal episode 103 (audio) Alas, epic melodic metallers SIRION joined me on the show this week to discuss the past, present and future of the band formerly known as Bloodsteel. SIRION is a great name change and the band is certainly worthy of a word taken from the storied river in JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. We played two of the band’s originals and a cover which fans of this show will appreciate. Please check them out at www.Facebook.com/SirionMetal

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Hollywood Metal 102

Hollywood Metal 102

Hollywood Metal episode 102 (audio) During the Ivy-apocalypse at my apartment building I recorded episode 102 solo because I was too disorganized? lazy? drunk? etc? on friday… Anyway, after the ivy fell from the building and took the shape of a 99.9% of Hollywood residents’ hopes and dreams, I greenlit SUIDAKRA, TYR and KAMPFAR for airplay. Here’s what your takaway should be after listening. #1 No one is better with backpipe-metal integration than SUIDAKRA. #2 TYR is one of the few bands that isn’t just saying they have a unique…

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