Episode 71 - Slam Dunk Preview, Employed to Serve, Kryptic Menticide, WAVE

This week I'm spending most of the show getting excited about Saturday...

  • That's because I'm previewing Slam Dunk Festival - I'll cover each stage and pick out all the best bands, as well as blast some tunes from Milk Teeth and Vukovi
  • Talking music, there's a song of the week from my band WAVE
  • I review the stunning new album from Employed to Serve
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands continues his M2TM Birmingham coverage by chatting to Kryptic Menticide
  • I look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there's news from Dave's World Live, M2TM Birmingham, Godiva Calling, Stone Sour, Southfall, Secrets of Mariana, the Loved and Lost, Pelugion and the Chris Cornell Memorial Gig.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Dave's World Live! Sunday 11 June at the Arches Venue in Coventry starring Black Star Bullet, WAVE, deny all ROBOTS, Barbikan, Kirkai, Wax Futures and Blank Parody.

Episode 70 – Secrets of Mariana, Black Star Bullet, Cenfora, Netherhall, While She Sleeps & lots of live reviews

A jam-packed show this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant Secrets of Mariana
  • There’s a song of the week from Dave’s World Live headliners Black Star Bullet
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands continues his reporting from Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses by chatting to semi-finallists Cenfora
  • I review the awesome debut EP from Netherhall
  • I also have live reports of While She Sleeps, Godiva Calling heat 1 – which starred Temple Black, WAVE, Simai & Brixton Alley – and Birmingham Live Bands at Scruffy’s – which featured Temple Black, WAVE, Kryptic Menticide, Pork & Secrets of Mariana.
  • I also round up what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Dave’s World Live, WAVE, Defeater, PVRIS and Mogwai

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 69 – Fargo Promotions, Blank Parody, Simai, Birmingham M2TM & Gnarwolves

Plenty of good chat for you this week…

  • My guest is stalwart and legend of the local scene Tony from Fargo Promotions. He’s here to talk about his work, about Godiva Calling and about Dave’s World Live
  • Talking Dave’s World Live, there’s a song from the latest band to be added to that bill – Blank Parody
  • There’s also a song of the week from my favourite Bulgarian rapcore band, Simai
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands returns to the show with an update from the first Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses semi final
  • I review the stunning new album from Gnarwolves
  • I round up what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Dave’s World Live, Temple Black, Birmingham Live Bands and Milk Teeth

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 68 – mini mixtape, ’68, Gehtika & good news galore

A music-filled show for you this week…

  • Instead of a special guest, I’m bringing you a six song mini mixtape of awesome tunes from this scene in 2017 so far, some of whom also happen to be playing Dave’s World Live on Sunday 11 June. That means you’ll be hearing from Wax Futures, Splintered, KiriKai, Stranded, deny all robots and Flatline.
  • On top of all that music, there’s also a song of the week from ’68.
  • I review the brand new EP from those spiffing chaps in Gehtika
  • I round up what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there’s loads of good news from Temple Black, Sophie Fest, Black Coast, deny all robots and Dead Hands

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 67 – M2TM Coventry Final review with Squatter, Failure is an Option, While She Sleeps & Flatline

Another ace show for you…

  • My guest this week is Bloodstock Radio’s own Squatter who will help me look back on Saturday’s Metal 2 the Masses Coventry Grand Final, which featured The Mire Deep, Devil’s Playground, Barbikan, Djinova, WAVE, Pelugion and Sumer, from whom I also play a song
  • There’s a song of the week from Failure is an Option
  • I review the new album from While She Sleeps and the new EP from Flatline
  • There’s a lot at what gigs are coming up over the next few days
  • And there’s news from Godiva Calling, Sophie Fest, Black Peaks, The Contortionist, wars and SHVPES

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 66 – M2TM Coventry Final preview

Music galore this week…

  • I’ll be previewing this weekend’s Metal 2 the Masses Coventry Final at the Arches Venue, which will feature Pelugion, The Mire Deep, Djinova, Devil’s Playground, Barbikan and WAVE, as well as guest headliners Sumer.
  • I’ll talk you through each band and play you one of their songs too.
  • I’ll also tell you not only what prizes the winning band will walk away with, but what YOU could also get your hands on!
  • And there’s the usual gig roundup and news from Mosh Against Cancer Coventry, Dave’s World Live and Kevin Devine.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 65 – Barbikan, Wax Futures, M2TM Birmingham & Dave’s World Live news

An eggs-cellent pre-Easter show this week (#sorrynotsorry)…

  • I’m joined by your new favourite power metal band, and Metal 2 the Masses Coventry finalists, Barbikan, who talk lullabies, dragons & drummers
  • There’s a song of the week from the brilliant Wax Futures
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reports back on the final Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses heat, with the help of Matt from Southfall
  • There’s news from Mosh Against Cancer Coventry, Birmingham Metal to the Masses, Birmingham Live Bands and Fargo Promotions
  • And I reveal another band that will be playing at Dave’s World Live in June!

Podcast time! Eggs-cellent!

Episode 64 – Mosh Against Cancer, ’68, Creeper tour, M2TM roundup, Pugtopsy

An awesome show this week…

  • My guests are Chris and Angel from FATangel talking all things Mosh Against Cancer, with a bit of music from Bull-Riff Stampede and Sanguine
  • There’s a song of the week from the awesome ’68
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reviews the latest heat of Birmingham Metal 2 the Masses, with help from Devil’s Dice
  • I review Creeper’s headline tour, where they were supported by Milk Teeth, Energy & Puppy
  • I also review the third Metal 2 the Masses Coventry semi final, which starred Simai, Abandoned Life, Djinova & Barbikan
  • There’s a bonus song of the week from Pugtopsy
  • There’s news from Temple Black, Ghost, WAVE and Frank Carter
  • And I reveal TWO MORE bands who will be playing Dave’s World Live in June!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 63 – Vengeful Atonement, Petrol Girls, Wax Futures, Mastodon & M2TM catch ups

A behemoth of a show this week for you…

  • My guests are the brilliant Vengeful Atonement, who tell me why they opted for a full album instead of just an EP
  • There’s a song of the week, plus a mini live review, from Petrol Girls
  • I review the new mini album from Wax Futures and the new full album from Mastodon
  • I also report back on Sunday’s Metal to the Masses Coventry semi final, which starred Oily Toys, Slack Alice, WAVE, Devil’s Playground and Abhorrent Decimation
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands brings you up to speed on two weeks of action from the Birmingham Metal to the Masses competition, with the help of Rustlung and Netherhall
  • There’s news from Gehtika, Slam Dunk Festival, The Darkness and Birmingham Live Bands
  • PLUS I reveal the first two bands for this June’s Dave’s World Live event!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 62 – Palm Reader special

A very special show for you this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant Palm Reader, who join me for a feature-length special
  • We talk about their comeback track and tour, their two albums so far, their views on the British scene and more
  • And I’ll play you a few of their songs too!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 61 – Djinova, Gehtika & live report from M2TM Birmingham

A shorter, but totally sweet episode for you this week…

  • My guests are deathcore lot Djinova, who talk brutality, technicality and band logos
  • There’s a song of the week and some spiffing news from the brilliant Gehtika
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reviews Heat 2 of Metal 2 the Masses Birmingham, with the help of Matthew from Genesis Arc
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • There’s news from Temple Black, Wax Futures, Black Rose Cadillac, Petrol Girls and Against Me
  • And I reveal the first few details about something very special - Dave’s World LIVE!

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 60 – Splintered, Stranded & live reports from M2TM Coventry Heat AND Birmingham

A riff-heavy episode for you this week…

  • My guests are hardcore mob Splintered, who tell me about their new lease of life since changing their name.
  • There’s a song of the week from another hardcore lot - Stranded
  • There’s a live report from the wildcard heat of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Djinova, Vengeful Atonement, When the Wolf Comes Home, Kirikai and WAVE.
  • Pete from Birmingham Live Bands reviews Heat 1 of Metal 2 the Masses Birmingham, with the help of Nat Bite from Killer Bob
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Cancer Bats, Mayday Parade, Arctangent and Splintered.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 59 – When the Wolf Comes Home, Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers, Ideal Club EP review & M2TM Coventry Heat 5 live report

A cracking episode for you this week…

  • My guests are the quite brilliant When the Wolf Comes Home, who talk playing live, recording and not doing weird things to every third note.
  • There’s a song of the week from Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers
  • There’s a live report from heat 5 of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Djinova, Vengeful Atonement, Slack Alice and Devil’s Playground.
  • There’s a review of the debut EP from Ideal Club 
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Surprise You’re Dead Music, Mosh Against Cancer 2, Sonata Fall and Metal 2 the Masses Wolverhampton.
  • And I tell you why all of the world’s recent problems are the fault of a certain Foo Fighters frontman.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 58 – bloom, Dead Heads, M2TM Coventry Heat 3 & Palm Reader live report

A bumper episode for you this week…

  • My guests are the exceptional bloom who tell me about how they formed, how they surprised themselves with how much they enjoyed playing live and what success might look like for them.
  • There’s a song of the week from Dead Hands, a great band currently in need of a drummer - could it be you?
  • There’s a live report from heat 4 of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Shallow Kings, Simai, Slowbro and The Mire Deep, and another live report from Palm Reader, wars, Toy Mountains, bloom and Splintered
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from While She Sleeps, Coast to Coast, Employed to Serve, Uprising Leicester, Surprise You’re Dead Music, Metal 2 the Masses Wolverhampton, Vengeful Atonement, Wounded Cross and Bloodstock Festival.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 57 – Temple Black, Splintered & M2TM Coventry Heat 3

On the menu this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant Temple Black, who sit on the heavy end of heavy rock and have an excellent proportion of band members called Dave.
  • Ahead of their slot supporting Palm Reader this weekend, my song of the week comes from the awesome Splintered
  • There’s a live report from heat 3 of Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, which starred Oily Toys, When the Wolf Comes Home, Adda Nari and my band WAVE.
  • There’s a look at what gigs you should be heading to over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Godiva Festival, 2000 Trees, Arctangent, Holy+Gold, Metal 2 the Masses Wolverhampton, Power Quest, FATangel bookings, Fargo Tours, Gehtika and Black Rose Cadillac

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 56 – denyallROBOTS, Arbor Lights, Stranded & M2TM Coventry Heat 2

On this week’s show…

  • My guests this week are the superb trio denyallROBOTS.
  • There’s song of the week from post rockers Arbor Lights.
  • There is a live report from the second Metal 2 the Masses Coventry heat, which starred Koncept, Barbikan and Temple Black.
  • I review the new demo from Stranded.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Conjurer, Surprise You’re Dead Music, Palm Reader, Dead Hands, Golden Deathmask & Fargo Tours

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 55 – Wax Futures, Coast to Coast, Splintered, Kirikai, M2TM & ADTR

On this week’s show…

  • My guests this week are the fabulous three-piece Wax Futures - winners of my award for best live band of 2016.
  • There’s song of the week from pop punkers Coast to Coast.
  • There are live reviews of A Day to Remember’s arena tour - where support came from New Found Glory, Neck Deep and Moose Blood - plus a report from the first Metal 2 the Masses Coventry heat, which starred Pelugion, Wounded Cross, Abandoned Life and KiriKai.
  • I review the new EPs from KiriKai and Splintered.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Home of Metal, Splintered, Bloom, Press to MECO, Bloodstock Festival, Arctangent Festival, 2000 Trees Festival and Puma XIII.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 54 – Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, Tyrannosaurus Nebulous, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, wars & live reviews

Coming up this week…

  • In celebration of the start of the Metal 2 the Masses competition in Coventry this week, my guests are two of the team from the Underground Ascending, who have helped bring the contest to the city.
  • There’s song of the week from Tyrannosaurus Nebulous.
  • There are live reviews of Black Coast, Cove, Charlie Jack, Ho99o9 and the Dillinger Escape Plan.
  • I review the new album from Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes and the debut album from wars.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Havok, While She Sleeps, Black Foxxes, This Memory, Splintered, WAVE, Arbor Lights and Oldernar.

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 53 – KiriKai, Free Sun Rising & Code Orange

A cracking show for you this week…

  • My guests are the brilliant grunge band KiriKai who talk Coventry, bringing grunge back and, of course, metal 2 the masses Coventry.
  • I have a song of the week from long-time friends of this show Free Sun Rising.
  • I review the stunning new album from Code Orange.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Gojira, (hed) PE, Darkest Hour, Black Rose Cadillac, The Prophets, Metal 2 the Masses Coventry, Vengeful Atonement, Metal Wave Promotions & Splintered

Podcast time! Excellent!

Episode 52 – Pelugion, bloom & Dark Swan Dive

A hum-dinger of a show this week…

  • My first guests of 2017 are awesome Coventry heavy rock trio Pelugion, who talk riffs and the upcoming Metal 2 Masses Coventry competition.
  • I have a song of the week from a Birmingham band I’m very excited about…bloom.
  • I review the debut EP by Dark Swan Dive.
  • There’s a look at what gigs are coming up over the next few days.
  • And there’s news from Slam Dunk Festival, wars, Tony Iommi, Crimson Star and Dead Hands

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