Episode 96 - Barbikan @ Dave’s World Live

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Mount your steed, don your armour and keep your eyes peeled for dragons…this week I’m bringing you Barbikan’s full set from Dave’s World Live. It’s a thrilling voyage of power metal awesomeness and you will have lots of fun.

Not only that, there’s also news from Download Festival, Slam Dunk Festival, Iron Maiden, Insane Clown Posse and The Prophets.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 95 - Ant from Gehtika and The Underground Ascending

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A cracking chat this week with Mr Anthony Knight - vocalist of Gehtika and one of the brains behind The Underground Ascending. We talk about his band, about the local scene and get excited for Thrash Therapy and Metal 2 the Masses Coventry.

Also, there’s news from Download Festival, Trivium, Black Foxxes, Rolo Tomassi, Stranded, Balance, Temple Black and Scruffy Murphys.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 93 - Jacques from Curbstomp, Splintered and Balance

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Aside from all being second city hardcore bands, what links Curbstomp, Splintered and Balance? Jacques Groce does! He’s my special guest this week to talk all things SCHC. There’s also your usual gig roundup and news from While She Sleeps, Jamie Lenman, Judas Priest, Dead Hands and Temple Black.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 92 - Life Against Time

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Back at it again…

  • This week’s guests are the excellent Life Against Time, who are fresh from releasing their brand new single at the weekend.
  • There’s also a look at what gigs are coming your way this week
  • And there’s news from Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, Thrash Therapy, Surprise You’re Dead Music, Die Das Der and A Perfect Circle.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 91 - RIP deny all Robots

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A couple of weeks ago, the brilliant deny all Robots sadly called it a day. I realised I haven’t really addressed this on the show, so wanted to make amends by brining you their full set from Dave’s World Live, a show that turned out out to be the band’s final gig. RIP deny all Robots.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 90 - Magical Musical Mixtape

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Another week with no interview guest, so I’ve gone and created a mixtape starring 10 bands who’ve really impressed me in 2017. That means killer tunes from…

  • Netherhall
  • Stranded
  • Splintered
  • Drawn In
  • Gehtika
  • Ghosts of Dead Airplanes
  • Black Star Bullet
  • When the Wolf Comes Home
  • Bloom.
  • Wax Futures

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 89 - XVII, news, gigs & bonus The Decayist

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Here’s this week’s show - no guests but still plenty to hear…

  • There’s a rifftastic song of the week from XVII
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming your way this week
  • There’s news from Netherhall, Mosh Against Cancer 2018, Helpless and Milk Teeth
  • And there’s a bonus episode of my other music podcast - The Decayist - for you, talking all about Every Time I Die’s album Hot Damn!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 88 - Molotov Souls, Drawn In & news

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Back to business this week…

  • My guests are Coventry’s Molotov Souls, who tell me all about their debut EP Reptiles, which was released earlier this month
  • There’s a song of the week from the brilliant Drawn In
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way this week
  • And there’s news from Conjurer, At the Drive In, Andrew WK, Bloodstock Festival, Left For Red and Thrash Therapy

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 87 - Palm Reader special (repeat broadcast)

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I’m still hella busy right now, so I’m taking the opportunity to repeat a couple of my favourite specials that I’ve put out since starting Dave’s World. Maybe you didn’t hear them the first time, in which case, I hope you enjoy them. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy hearing the again!

This week, I’m revisiting possibly the best interview special I’ve ever done; my extended chat with the wonderful band Palm Reader.

Episode 86 - Second City Hardcore Special (repeat broadcast)

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I’m still hella busy, so I’m taking the opportunity to repeat a couple of my favourite specials that I’ve put out since starting Dave’s World. Maybe you didn’t hear them the first time, in which case, I hope you enjoy them. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy hearing the again!

This week, I’m replaying the episode I’m possibly most proud of; my special on the Second City hardcore scene, which featured contributions from Negative Reaction, Splintered, Flatline, Lock & Key and Stranded.

Episode 85 - Diamond Head special (repeat broadcast)

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I’m hella busy right now and there’s not much going on in the local scene, so I’m taking the opportunity to repeat a couple of my favourite specials that I’ve put out since starting Dave’s World. Maybe you didn’t hear them the first time, in which case, I hope you enjoy them. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy hearing the again!

This week, I’m revisiting my chat with a true metal icon; Mr Brian Tatler of Diamond Head!

Episode 84 - Blank Parody, Palm Reader, Crimson Star & The Decayist

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A somewhat truncated show for you this week, as it’s that time of year when everyone is off doing other things. Anyway…

  • There's a song of the week from Crimson Star
  • I review the debut EP from Blank Parody
  • I’ve got a live report from a Palm Reader gig
  • And, as a bonus I’ve also got the second episode of The Decayist podcast in full for you

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 82 - Devil's Playground & Life Against Time

No reviews this week as it’s a bit of a quiet time, however, still plenty of good stuff for your ears…

  • I’m joined by Coventry Metal 2 the Masses winners Devil’s Playground as they get set to play at Bloodstock Festival this weekend!
  • There’s also a song of the week from Life Against Time
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way this week
  • And there are a couple of bits of news

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 81 - 21 gigs coming to the West Midlands before the end of 2017 you have to attend, deny all Robots, Molotov Souls & Milk Teeth

No interview guests this week, but still plenty of stuff to get through…

  • I’m picking out 21 gigs that are coming to the West Midlands before the end of 2017 that you definitely should go to.
  • There’s a song of the week from deny all Robots in tribute to them splitting up
  • I review the debut EP from Molotov Souls
  • There’s a live report of the Milk Teeth, Employed to Serve and Wallflower show at the Flapper last week
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Slack Alice, Barbikan, Dark Swan Dive, Wounded Cross, Press to MECO, 36 Crazyfists, Jamie Lenman, the Loved and Lost and a reminder to save the Flapper.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 80 - Blank Parody, Deadfly & Fractions

80 episodes? 80?? Mad!

  • My guests this week are the brilliant Blank Parody, who I spoke to at Dave’s World Live last month
  • There’s a song of the week from Deadfly, a band who are technically from Devon but whose bassist is from Solihull so, y’know, they count
  • I review the debut EP from Fractions, which happens to be released this Friday
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way over the next few days
  • There’s news from Free Sun Rising, Sophie Fest, Frank Iero, The Bronx, Slipknot, Borders and the Flapper
  • AND I’ve got a trailer for a brand new podcast about music starring me and my good friend (and friend of this podcast) Mr Chris Nee

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 79 - Black Foxxes, Devil’s Playground, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes & Save the Flapper!

Back to our regular format this week…

  • My guests are the awesome Black Foxxes who return to this show to tell me all about the last 12 months in their world
  • There’s a song of the week from Coventry Metal 2 the Masses winners, and soon-to-be Bloodstock Festival performers, Devil’s Playground
  • I review the new EP from Ghosts of Dead Airplanes
  • I round up what gigs are coming your way over the next week
  • And there’s news from Sempiternal Festival, Pelugion, Dark Swan Dive, Wounded Cross, Surprise You’re Dead Music and details of how you can help save the Flapper!

Podcast time! Excellent!