Saturday, 22 April 2017


 A few new pages are coming to the site soon covering the PR companies we work with, an affiliates page or an updated diy fam page.


 Another weekend update, which is something I'm experiencing trouble typing due to the unchecked enthusiasm I hold for Matrixbook. I cannot believe I'm going to create a like page or group on Matrixbook. Never been a fan of that site, but to help the shows, Metal Mark, and other friends, I've decided to make a group or page, or both, which will be used for myself, Mark, Jonny etc to promote our shows, bands, and live events such as fests etc.

Coming soon, but they will be ran by me, Mark, and so on.


  Hi all, hope the weekend has treat you well. Ancient Visionz is a diy show again, but I want to stress that nothing bad happened with Canada's Extreme Metal Radio. They are cool guys and are supportive of my decision. I'm also helping promote them with that I can, which is something I've always adhered to do with cross promotion and building between different scenes.

  Since Brutal Existence Radio closed I've been frustrated at times doing the shows DIY, and thought I was ready to return to a station, but I'm not as ready as I thought, and need to take time to focus on Ancient Visionz and any other shows I do DIY for the time being. I rushed and jumped a bit too soon. With that being said I shall still help the bands, various diy radio shows, and friends through on/off air promotions as I've always done. 

  I'm thinking of maybe doing some bonus editions of the chat radio show hosted by myself and VX to help some bands and friends. Maybe on Friday's before Ancient Visionz airs.

  In closing, I stress again there was nothing negative that happened today, I'm just not as ready as I thought I was to return to a station, and for now I'm staying DIY, but I'm helping Canada's Extreme Metal Radio with what I'm able. They are cool guys and understood how I was feeling, and treat me with genuine kindness. As always, I'll also help friends, bands, and other diy shows such as Audio Aggression.

Ancient Visionz is live again every Saturday 3pm-7pm EST/8pm-12am on



Hey all, more info soon, but Ancient Visionz is a diy show again, but we are continuing to help Canada's Extreme Metal Radio through promoting on my various sites, which I like to do for people as a whole. They are really cool guys, but atm I'm not quite ready to join a station, so I'm focusing on school, and my shows on a diy basis, but I'm a strong believer in cross promotion.




Ancient Visionz is live today 3pm-7pm EST on Canada's Extreme Metal Radio. Usual silliness on air w/ me.

Featured today: Saxon Jacket Mosh feel for our friend Metal Mark, old school dm, thrash, & an appearance from Captain Midnight Mosh & The Crimson Bones, Crust Punk, D-Beat, Death Metal, Doom, Desert Rock, Sludge, Traditional Heavy Metal, & Crossover. Silly on airs with poorly voiced characters, & hyper mosh shouts!


Live stream/chat:

CEMR Facebook:…

I'll also be in the old Brutal Existence Radio chat (link below) dropping links to CEMR.

Friday, 21 April 2017


Hey all, hope you enjoyed a good Easter and the weekend is starting well! As many of you know, myself and ex Brutal Existence Radio djs kept our shows on air, but on a diy basis. I still network and closely work with my friends such as Metal Mark. I recently thought about trying a station for Ancient Visionz, and thought well why not? We can only give it a go as people say. I contacted Canada's Extreme Metal Radio who are very open with genres. I can play everything from underground metal/rock to underground punk/hc, which is awesome.

  The station reminds me of Brutal Existence Radio with genres available to play, and so after chatting to the team we all agreed for Ancient Visionz to join the station. Ancient Visionz remains pretty much the same, just with punk/hc available to be mixed into the sets, so there is freedom to continue forward with a diverse show, which I've always tried to make one of the hallmarks of Ancient Visionz. I guess think the same show with punk/hc sometimes mixed into the fold and the usual silly skits, hyper Saxon jacket shout outs for Metal Mark, promotions for friends/bands, and usual promos played on the show. 

  For those who don't know of Ancient Visionz or any of my past shows on Brutal Existence Radio, I play: death metal, thrash, doom, stoner rock, desert rock, sludge, blues, hc punk, grindcore, crust, d-beat, traditional heavy metal, metallic hc.

  So join me tomorrow from 3pm-7pm EST (US)/8pm-12am UK for the usual silliness, mosh work outs, and poorly voiced characters on air such as Captain Midnight Mosh.


To listen to Canada's Extreme Metal Radio, and join the djs in the chat, just go to this link:
I'll also be in the old Brutal Existence Rado chat dropping the link for CEMR into the chat for people to check out Canada's Extreme Metal Radio! 

Old Brutal Existence Radio Chat:

Monday, 17 April 2017

More 1 of 1,211 Italian death metal butchers Natrium proudly reveal details for their upcoming 3rd full-length album (DEATH METAL)

Italian death metal butchers Natrium proudly reveal details for their upcoming 3rd full-length album, entitled "Vertigo of Abjection", scheduled for release on July 17th, 2017 via Ultimate Massacre Productions.
Today the band has unleashed the first taste of Vertigo of Abjection with a new song entitled "Ingrained Heteronomy" via SoundCloud.

Stream 'Ingrained Heteronomy' here!:

Natrium created a devastating record intent on exposing the filth of humanity and the wretched system we live in.
The 8 song album was mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobuono (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Buffalo Grillz among others) at Kick Recording Studio.

The cover artwork was created by legendary artist Daemorph (The Black Dahlia Murder, Disentomb, Avulsed).

The band comments, "Vertigo of Abjection is the result of a long writing process and experimentation. We have taken all the time necessary to write and arrange our most inspired material, without hurry, focusing more on composition and song structure without the obsession of being technical and fast at every cost. We are very proud of all the eight songs, we wouldn't change a single note and there is everything Death Metal fans like us will like. Marco ‘Cinghio’ Mastrobuono did a great job mixing and mastering it, he nailed our idea of finding a balance between sounding modern and old school at the same time.”



Ancient Visionz interview w/ American Standards, Answered by Brandon Kellum

1. What gave you the idea to start the band?

As a kid I always fully immersed myself into one thing or another. If it were skateboarding, I had to go to the skatepark every day and make skate videos to share with my friends. When I got into professional wrestling, I organized the neighborhood kids and pretty soon we'd be jumping off roofs and throwing each other through plywood tables (Shoutout to my HWF buds Matt Lopez and Chris Coffel). So when my dad bought me a guitar in high school naturally started a band before I could even play a single chord. 15 years later and I'm still at it.

2. Who are some of your biggest influences?
Bands like Pantera, System of A Down and Rage Against The Machine got me into music but when starting American Standards I was very into Refused, Snapcase, Botch, Poison The Well and stuff like that.

3. How long did it take to write the new album? Do you all work on the writing together or is it just one member?

It truly only took a few solid months of writing but we stretched that out into two years of playing shows and touring in between. Typically Corey comes to me with a riff or two then we work on the structure together. We then get in the practice room with the guys and that's when it really takes a life of its own.

4. Where can people order the new album and buy merch?

It's available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and pretty much anywhere else you can find music. It'll also be streaming on Spotify and YouTube day of the release (4/28).

5. The recent press releases mention the band will continue to explore themes on corporate greed, social politics, materialism, satire, and contain a personal tone. I wanted to ask you guys why they are important to the band, and does it help you all express what you would like to say through art?

It's been an interesting curve for me when I look at my writing style and associate it to the bands I've been in. As a teenager I wrote with all the passion of the moment as angsty kids do. So each song had a pretty one dimensional emotion to it whether it be about love, hate or otherwise. In my early 20's I started singing for a band called The Hostage Situation which was very much in the realm of "southern hardcore" like Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, He Is Legend and Every Time I Die. By this time I was in full fledged party mode and the songs were more light hearted and tongue in cheek. Looking back, I was really haphazardly trying to balance my newfound love of philosophy through the lens of a 40 ounce bottle. Fast forward to my mid 20s when we started American Standards and I feel like I finally found a balance of depth and satire where I can include a little more social commentary without being off-putting or preachy. It allows me to talk about things bigger than myself but hopefully still be relatable and accessible.

6. Do you guys plan to build on these areas with the next album?
Absolutely. Now more than ever the media warrants us all kinds of fun things to point at and comment on. Also with the passing of our founding guitarist and soon after the death of my father, we've included these more personal themes that are new for the band.

7. Are you planning the next album yet?

Almost immediately after we stopped recording. There's still a lot left for us to do as a band and I'm excited to see where it goes.

8. From chats I’ve had with bands/artists of all genres, they tell me it is becoming harder to get fans of all genres to take notice of mid tier/DIY and lesser known bands. Have you guys experienced anything similar, and do you hold any opinions on this? How does a band overcome this barrier?

I think it just forces a band to be open minded and adaptable. If you apply yesterday's methods to today's world you won't get anywhere. Use technology to your advantage. Get out there and try new things and play with different styles of bands. If you have the drive and a bit of talent then you have the means to make it happen.

9. What would be the ideal tour for the band?
Selfishly- I'd say with Refused. It'd also be great to get out there with a band like Cancer Bats in Canada or HECK in Europe.

10. What do you enjoy the most about playing in a hardcore band?

It's a give take. Sometimes I see things like the fights in the pit or the bands talking shit about each other between sets and I think, "what the hell am I a part of". But then you see how the community comes together to help each other out and it's all worth it. The crowd funding and benefit shows for those that have come on hard times or even something small like helping a diy band with booking a show and a place to stay. It's awesome and truly inspiring.

11. What has been your favorite live shows so far?

There's been too many to name. We've been fortunate to be a part of so many national shows and 10 year anniversary tours over the past couples years that it keeps making me think it's only a matter of time till people realize that we're no one special.

12. Besides American Standards do any of the members play in any other bands?

The guys actually all do a Slipknot cover band 6(sic)6 occasionally for fun and Mitch plays for a few bands... but that's every drummer.

13. What other music do you enjoy outside of hc punk?

Everything. It's cliche but true. I'm a huge fan of Tom Waits, MewithoutYou, Led Zeppelin and I listen to far too many podcasts.

14. What are some of your favorite movies?

I'm a sucker for psychological thrillers and horror movies. Recently I saw 'Get Out' and i have to say it's up there for one of the best I've watched this year. Very much like The Twilight Zone high in a huge nerd for or even more recently the Black Mirror series.

Thank you guys for doing the interview, I wish you all the best with the new album and future live shows. Peace and much love. Gaz, Ancient Visionz.

American Standards links & contact details:

Grog Interview done by Patrick posted on 4-17-17


Here is a new interview with Portugal's long running death metal band Grog who also have some grind elements within their music. If you are a fan of well written and performed  old-school brutal death then be sure to check out Grog's newest release today.


Interview with Pedra vocalist of Grog done by Patrick

1. Hello Pedra please introduce yourself to the readers and at what age did you discover  metal music?

 Hi Patrick, first up thanks a lot for giving us the chance to promote Grog and our new album "Ablutionary Rituals". I am the band vocalist since its origin and we started in 1991 so it has been a long ride till today. We are from Portugal and play what you could say death grind. My path into metal begun 31 years ago, yes I am that old, so I was a teenager with 16 years old eager to discover the music of my life.


2. Who were some of the first bands you listened to and who are some of your  current favorite bands?
Well I started with some hard rock bands back then like AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Europe, Motley Crue but with time I went on discovering Iron Maiden, Wasp and Motorhead for example. In the 80's we had a lot of metal radio shows so as I discovered then I begun listening speed, thrash, black, grindcore and death metal bands form that time. Many of them still currently exist so it's easy for me to say that I went down to the bottom of almost everything heavy metal had to offer. Nowadays I still love to hear the classics from that time like Immolation, Suffocation, Napalm Death, Autopsy, Agathocles, Deranged, Sinister, Avulsed but also new bands like Benighted, Unfathomable Ruination, Defeated Sanity, Wormed and so on...

3. Grog was formed back in 1991 what gave you all the idea to start this band? What is the current line up of the band?

 The idea came from a group of friends that were also into metal and punk actually. There's always that time that you want to learn how to play and create your own  music I guess so we talked and decided to try our shot at doing our own musical vision. I never thought I would be involved in it to be honest but here I am after 26  years as the only active founding member. The current line-up is pretty solid since many years and along with me we have Ivo on guitar, Rolando playing drums and Alex  filling the bass.

4. How would you say Grog's music has changed over the years and who are some of the bands that influenced Grog's sound?

When we started we were more into grindcore but then we begun to include death metal influences and from that moment till the present we still do it. We try to evolve  and reach new ideas and levels of intensity within our sound every time we work on a new release. This is what motivates us to keep on going since we don't want to  sound the same every time we release a new record. The first two albums we released have different line ups so naturally they sound different. There a lot of ideas that belong to the previous members that define the style of music we did. After those releases we managed to stabilize the line up and begun to grow more as a collective and each time we work in new ideas we try to surpass the previous ones never the less we are able to sound like Grog and have our own identity as a band. The influences are obvious I think since death metal and grindcore have their icons very well defined still we aren't interested on copy then but instead creating our  own music so if you wanna relate us with the bands I spoke before it's ok for us.

5. Grog is getting ready to release their fourth full-length "Ablutionary Rituals" how long did it take the band to write the music for the new songs? Does the whole band work on the  music or does one member usually write everything?

The new album took us 4 years to write and we work as team though the songs are brought mostly by Ivo and Alex. When the ideas are presented to the rest of the band myself and Rolando give our contribution and then we decide if it's a clean go or if we improve or remove what doesn't make sense.

6. Who usually takes care of writing the lyrics and what are some topics you all wrote  about on the new release?

I handle all lyrics in the band since ever. The new album reaches a new approach on the theme we always explored which is the dark side of the human mind. The main difference within "Ablutionary Rituals" was that we begun to focus on the personal aspects related with the human shadow instead of dwelling on the external  deviations and sickness/gore of the behavior itself. On this record we try to explain the origin of human darkness, why does it exists, what influences have for us  and what are the possible lessons that we can take from its presence in our soul, body and ethereal dimensions.

7. Besides the new release "Ablutionary Rituals" are any of the bands past releases  still available for the readers to buy? Besides the releases does the band have  any  other merchandise available and if yes what is available and where can the readers  buy it?

We have all our releases available for digital download at our bandcamp but the older ones are if not almost sold out. Concerning merch we have new items available for the new album. I advise all to check us up at our bandcamp and facebook pages to get more information. I leave you the addresses and

8. As mentioned Grog has been active in the scene since the early 90's what have been the  bands most memorable shows over the years and who have been some of the bands you have shared the stage with?

Quiet difficult to answer that one you know since all gigs are different and have their own kind of magic. Also as you can image we played a great amount of shows  since we started so I consider all shows important even the one that weren't so great at the end. We played with almost Portuguese bands like Decayed, Holocausto Canibal, Analepsy, Raw Decimating Brutality and so on like we also shared stage with Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, Broken Hope, Disgorge, Suffocation, Avulsed, Sinister, Dead Infection, Benighted for instance.

9. Are their any upcoming shows or tours in support of the new release? If yes where will the band be playing?

We are booking some shows mainly for Portugal and we also have a gig in Austria this year.


10. Pedra you and the band have been active in the underground since the early 90's  were you ever into tape-trading back then?

Sure I did a lot of tape trading back in the days and I still keep all letters with me. It's like the 80's/90's underground milestone and I have the most special  memories from those days when you had to handwrite every single letter you received. I knew a lot of people and bands that way and also the feeling of receiving mail at home was tremendously exciting.

11. Besides tape trading did you read a lot of fanzines back in the day what were  some of your favorite fanzines to read? In your eyes what made a good fanzine?
I was a teen back then so there wasn't much income to buy zines but we shared a lot information between friends and along that came the fanzines especially Portuguese ones. For a young kid finding new bands was enough so all fanzines mattered because I would devour them letter by letter.

12. Grog comes out of Portugal's death metal scene what is your opinion of the metal scene in Portugal over the years?

We have evolved a lot. Today we have a healthy scene in all genres and I should say that Portuguese bands aren't inferior to the rest of bands in the world.

13. Who are your all time favorite bands from Portugal? And are their any new bands  coming out of Portugal that you feel the readers should check out soon?

Decayed, Evisceration, Desire, Thormenthor, Namek, Sacred Sin for example on the oldschool side. New ones I should recomend Switchtense, Vai-te Foder, Analepsy,  Grunt...

14. Besides bands are their any honest and reliable labels or distro's you can  recommend to the readers?

Yes, absolutely, we have Helldprod Records, Altare Productions, Raging Planet, Chaosphere Records, Signal Rex, Caverna Abismal, Vomit Your Shirt, Larvae Productions,  Lusitania, Rastilho among others.

15. What does underground metal mean to you?

Underground is not being mainstream, this is the easiest way to explain it. Underground has a lot of DIY attitude and fuck the rest although you can find also some examples in major music industry but in a completely different approach.

16. When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in  your free time?

Play with my kid, to rest, being with friends, going to shows...

17. Thank you Pedra for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers before we end this interview?

Thanks once again for your support Patrick and to all your readers check us out in and Grind Up!

                                                         Band Contacts



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Pre Order "The Dark Rift" Album ft. Chino XL, Ill Bill, Killah Priest, 9th Prince and more, today!!!

PXR Website:

9th Prince, Killah Priest, Ill Bill, 
Chino XL , LCOB and more!

Pre-Order Hard Copies of the CD @ PayPal - 

Singles off "The Dark Rift" :


STAR METAL ft. Chino XL -



Featured in this episode: Thrash, Death Metal, Brutal DM, Old School DM, Sludge, Doom, Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal, Blues, Shred, silly humor, skits, Fast & Furious 8 movie review, & more!


Tune in every Saturday on @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)
    Carnal Garden - Gasping For Last Breath (3:03)
    Bloodfield - Sloth (4:40)
    Fumigation - Arachnophobia (4:57)
    The Path to R'lyeh - Extra-Terrestrial Abo... (3:51)
    Reanimator - The Abominatour (3:24)
    EXTRAVASION - Origins Of Magma (5:47)
    Exist - Lawlessness (4:49)
    Desmoterion - Thrash (2:42)
    Comaniac - Self Control (4:22)
    Animalesco, o Método- mortulho b-27-6a (3:36)
    Soul Collector - The Pledge (5:52)
    Enclave - Shades of War (6:14)
    Disarmageddon - Nation Under Siege (3:11)
    Gränslandet - 4 (2:02) (no track listings)
    STREAMS - Streams (2:47)
    Guerrilla Alliance - Sacrificial Chamber feat. Killah Priest & Tone Spliff prod. Amos (4:18)
    Guerrilla Alliance - Star Metal feat. Chino XL & Tone Spliff (5:38)
    Wo Fat - Beggar's Bargain (6:27)
    Yellowtooth - Crushed by the Wheels of Progress (8:53)
    Herem - Behind The Wall Of Misfortune (7:25)
    Horn Of The Rhino - To Ride The Leviathan (5:30)
    Inevitable End - Distorted (1:04)
    Abhorrent Castigation - Naturalistic Transcendence (5:46)
    Depraved - Broken Life (5:05)
    Glutton for Punishment - Feast for Maggots (3:10)
    Gorgasm - Corpsified (3:10)
    Ossuary Anex - Inevitable Punishment (5:32)
    Fragile Existence - Clandestine Laboratories Of Unbridled Malevolence (3:32)
    Arkhan - Shutdown (4:13)
    Demonical Genuflection - They Perish Nonetheless (3:49)
    Decaying Purity - Infernal Restraints Over Purgatory (4:04)
    Killchain - The Fury of us all (2:39)
    Excavated - The Greed Of Tyrants (3:32)
    Sewercide - Acrimoniously Disharmonized (4:50)
    Pestilent Age - Forging A New Land (4:54)
    Matt Chanway - Eyes in the Sky (5:48)
    Wind In His Hair - Sequoia (4:45)
    O.D.R.A - Menty (3:43)
    Black Dreams - My Hell (4:38)
    TOWER - Raceway Rock (4:23)
    Royal Thunder - The Sinking Chair (3:53)
    Heavy temple - Pink Glass (8:50)
    Longhouse - Vanishing (6:13)
    The Doomsday Kingdom - Hand of Hell (5:58)
    Woodhawk - Living In The Sand (6:03)
    Woodhawk - Magnetic North (4:13)
    TOWER - Flames (3:29)
    Frailty - With the Deep Ones I Descend (5:42)
    Arc of Ascent - Benediction Moon (5:57)


Yesterday's Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio play list is coming up.


Happy Easter all, I've reluctantly, and not enthusiastically, created another Wackbook. Feel free to add me, so we can share our mutual joy at using a tool of evil to promote our music.

Here is the link:

Saturday, 15 April 2017


Ancient Visionz DIY Metal is live with another extended edition! New mosh, silly skits, promos, and more!

Featuring: Thrash, Death Metal, Brutal DM, Old School DM, Sludge, Doom, Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal, Blues, Shred, silly humor, skits, Fast & Furious 8 movie review, & more!


Chat (old Brutal Existence Radio chat)

Tune in every Saturday on @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)




Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio airs today, details soon, but show starts @ 3pm EST/8pm UK until 7pm EST/8pm UK.

Friday, 14 April 2017


Peace and thank you to all who supported the show today. I've decided to keep the Underground Hip Hop edition on air and will continue each Friday. More details soon, but for now peace and thx to all.


 Peace all, I've made no secret of how the punk and hip hop shows have struggled recently. I'm not sure why this is always a problem in punk and hip hop, but the support compared to metal is always incredibly low. With that being said, I intend to make today's underground hip hop edition full of bangers before the hip hop show goes back on hiatus for the reasons mentioned above.

I'm on now until 5pm EST (US)/10pm UK. 

Live stream:  



Thursday, 13 April 2017


 Hey all, launching a new section on Ancient Visionz for movie news, comics, and general nerdom. Whenever I write about movies, comics, or anything nerd related I'll post as Gaz's Budget Reviews. Its only when I feel like it, I'm already busy with my radio shows and the primary areas of Ancient Visionz. Metal, punk/hc, and underground hip hop remain as the main focus. As usual though, the new section has a silly feel to it lol.

Gaz's Budget Reviews are my random nerd offs on movies, comics, and other stuff. When I feel like it I'll post some random movie reviews, comic book news, and general nerdom. Budget Reviews are exactly that, diy, no profit, wrote for fun, and from the heart. 
If more time were available, I'd run a separate site, but I'm to involved with music/ DIY radio shows to devote the necessary time needed in updating another site. I'm primarily a metal/punk/hip hop head enjoying movies, comics, and nerd stuff as something to relax and take a break with. Gaz's Budget Reviews are just a little fun, and I hope you enjoy my random ramblings. The banner should provide an idea of how silly I am.   
Movie/Comic Book Fans Please Read Before Contacting Ancient Visionz:
Ancient Visionz is primarily an underground music site devoted to metal, punk/hc, and underground hip hop. We cannot commit to regular reviews/interviews for the indie film/indie comic book scene. 
I'm incredibly busy with running my DIY radio shows, updating the music content on the site, studying at college (uni), and am also part of an underground hip hop label. It would be extremely difficult to devote time to another community and run a separate site. 
However,  we co-host a chat radio show, which would be the best format to help, if you wished to discuss or promote any movies or comics.  
We only follow movie/comic book heads on a different Twitter account, which is coming soon. It helps maintain the correct audience and avoids confusion for all. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017


 Poople Plus group activated for metal. May make one for punk/hc and other music, but join up to post/promote your stuff, and leave us stuff to look at for for reviews/interviews, and airplay.




              Yo what up! Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio was back with another extended edition of mosh. 

               Featured in this episode: Brutal DM, Death Metal, Old School DM, Thrash, Crossover, Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner Rock, Doom, Sludge, Desert Rock, & the usual silly stuff.

                ANCIENT VISIONZ-8-4-17 PT1
                ANCIENT VISIONZ-8-4-17 PT2 
                     Bloodgod - 't Schrickelik Tempeest (3:46)

                    Enragement - To Become Earth (4:51)

                    Keitzer - Origins of Madness (3:39)

                    Horde Casket - Planetary Obliteration (2:25)

                    Fleshdoll - Beast in You (4:13)

                    Logic of Denial - Larvae of Eden (4:26)

                    Illegal Corpse - Fearless Vampire Killer (1:53)

                    Beyond Contempt - Break (1:43)

                    D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate) - 6 Days A Week (1:15)

                    Bastard Youth - Life beats stronger (0:59)

                    DISTILLATOR - Algorithmic Citizenship (3:40)

                    Belushi Speed Ball - The Bleeps, the Sweeps and the Creeps (2:53)

                    CONDOR - Unstoppable Power (4:59)

                    Torrefy - Hypochongea (7:54)

                    Terrifier - Bestial Tyranny (6:13)

                    Accuser - Fifth Column (3:52)

                    Dr.Living Dead! - Scanners (3:14)

                    Guillotine - Skeleton City (3:54)

                    Grief Of War - Midnight Sun (6:09)

                    Hellshot - Relentless (3:35)

                    Jurassic Jade - Dokuro Dokuhaku (3:26)

                    Mortal Strike - Mortal Strike / One against all (4:18)

                    Sektarius - Enemy At the Gates (5:55)

                    Toxic Ruin - Lord Of Pandemonium (5:03)

                    Foreseen - Absorb (2:38)

                    Germbomb - Deathtrip (2:14)

                    Gorilla Troops - Storm (4:54)

                    N.W.D. - Industrialized waste (1:33)

                    Pisser - Nightcrawler (4:07)

                    Mastermind - Savage Fall (5:08)

                    God Syndrome - Clan (5:01)

                    Sigil - Bloodvisions (2:52)

                    Feral Chaos - Prey (2:10)

                    Bear Mace - Wheel Of Despair (5:31)

                    Bloodbath - Hades rising (5:05)

                    CHAOSBRINGER - Corrupted Reality (5:18)

                    Death Breath - Reduced To Ashes (2:45)

                    Disencumbrance - Unholy Manifestations (5:35)

                    Genocide Pact - Despotism (4:27)

                    Master - The People of the Damned (4:31)

                    Percussor - Your Existence Sickens Me (2:56)

                    Trenchrot - The Most Unspeakable of Acts (3:40)

                    Woodhawk - Beyond The Sun (3:57)

                    Woodhawk - The High Priest (4:46)

                    Woodhawk - Living In The Sand (6:03)

                    Woodhawk - Quest For Clarity (4:14)

                    The Riven - THE RIVEN - TOWER (4:41)

                    The Doomsday Kingdom - The Sceptre (7:19)

                    The Cross - The Final Nail In His Coffin (6:50)

                    Kreyskull - Return of the Witch (6:27)

                    Kreyskull - Chemical Wizard (7:34)

                    Kreyskull - 7th chanber (5:37)

                    Desert Colossus - Burn Your Friends (4:49)

                    Fu Manchu - Space Succer (3:04)

                    Lo-Pan - The Duke (4:23)

                    Melvins - Nine Yards (2:29)

              Saturday, 8 April 2017


              Yo what up! Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio is now live with another extended edition. On now until 7 or 8pm EST/12am/1am UK.

               Featuring: Brutal DM, Death Metal, Old School DM, Thrash, Crossover, Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Stoner Rock, Doom, Sludge, Desert Rock, Mosh Gordon, Sherlock Mosh Holmes, & the usual silly stuff.

              Chat: (Old Brutal Existence Radio chat) 


              Friday, 7 April 2017


              Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio returns tomorrow for another show of silly stuff and mosh!

              Featuring: death metal, thrash, doom, sludge, desert rock, metal, & more! Full info tomorrow!


              Tune in every Saturday on @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)


               Peace all, sadly the latest idea to try build up support for a Friday show didn't do so good. I'm going to try one more attempt next Friday, but the show will only be on for one hour from 4-5pm EST/9pm-10pm UK. If the same situation happens, as it did with The Wastelands punk show, then the ug hip hop edition will also go on hiatus, and I'll focus solely on metal radio shows outside of the site and PXR chat show.


              Today introduces the first new idea from Ancient Visionz, an attempt to build a Friday show with a new audience. The previous unsuccessful run of The Wastelands DIY punk show resulted in the show being placed on hiatus. I originally made today's set list a mix of nyhc, hc, hc punk, and underground hip hop, but it didn't quite flow, so I'm trialing an underground hip hop edition of 
              Ancient Visionz. 
              Join me now from 3-5pm EST/8-10pm UK on

              Featuring: underground hip hop, boom bap, hc hip hop, real hip hop, & conscious hip hop. 
     for airplay/promo 
              Chat: Drop in if you want me to shout out any links on air.
              No mainstream hip hop or pop hop.



              Today introduces the first new idea from Ancient Visionz, an attempt to build a Friday show with a new audience. The previous unsuccessful run of The Wastelands DIY punk show resulted in the show being placed on hiatus. I originally made today's set list a mix of nyhc, hc, hc punk, and underground hip hop, but it didn't quite flow, so I'm trialing an underground hip hop edition of Ancient Visionz. Join me today @ 3-5pm EST/8-10pm UK on

              Featuring: underground hip hop, boom bap, hc hip hop, real hip hop, & conscious hip hop. 
     for airplay/promo 
              No mainstream hip hop or pop hop.

              Thursday, 6 April 2017

              Interview with Thrasher's Toxic Ruin done on 4-6-17

              Here  is  a  new   interview  with  Wisconsin's Toxic Ruin  who  play  thrash  metal  the  old school  way.If you  are  a  fan  of  thrash  metal  then  be  sure to  check  out  the  bands  debut  "Subterranean Terror"  today.
              Keep  watching  the  site for  more   updates  and  check  out  some  of the  past  reviews  and  interviews

              Interview   with  Toxic  Ruin  done  by   Patrick

              1.Hello   please  introduce  yourself to   the  readers?When  did  you  first  get  into  metal  music?

              Hey dudes, my name is Dave Miller. I play drums for Toxic Ruin, and I have been listening to heavy Metal since birth. 

              2.Who   were  some  of  the  first  bands  you  listened to  and  who  are  some  of your  current  favorite  bands?

              As a young kid I was all about Metallica. It was until I was about 13 that I started getting turned on to heavier music by my friends. Pantera, Slipknot, lamb of god, and other early 2000’s metal bands peaked my interest, but at the time I still didn’t know too much of the underground world of heavy metal. Nowadays some of my favorites are Revocation, Warbringer, and some super heavy proggy stuff too, like Beyond Creation. But I still have lots of love for the classics that started it all. 

              3.Besides  metal  music  do  you  listen  to  other  forms  of  underground  music? If  yes   who  are  some  of your  favorite  artists  and  bands?

              Honestly, not very much. I am pretty much 99.99999% Metal haha.

              4.In  2010  you first  started  The Ruin  what  gave  you  all  the  idea  to  start  this  band?

              The idea was mostly between myself and one other member who is not a part of the current Toxic Ruin. We were, up until that point, a band who played only old hard rock and heavy metal covers and we no longer wanted cover songs to be our priority. So, we decided to ditch the couple guys in the group who weren’t into original material and begin putting our ideas into written structure. 

              5.What  made you   all  decide  to  change  the  name  of  the  band  to  Toxic  Ruin ?What  is  the  current  line up  of the  band? For  the  readers  who  have   never  heard  Toxic  Ruin's music  how  would  you  best  describe  the  style?

              The name change was brought on after the last major line-up change. We felt that the sound had changed so much with the shift in members, that a new name needed to be introduced as well. We were basically an all new band by this point in time. The current lineup is made up of Jake Baneck and Mike Hasselman on guitars, Stephen Behrendt on bass, Chubz (Tyler) Troulier on vocals and myself. Our style of music is epically orchestrated thrash metal that is fast, in your face, and always taking new turns.   

              6.Toxic  Ruin   released  their  debut  full-length  "Subterranean  Terror"  digitally   are  their   any  plans  to  release  it  on  a  physical  format  soon?

              Subterranean Terror has been available on CD since the release was made. There has been thought of releasing Cassettes or vinyl, but so far nothing has been made available. You can order the physical copy on CD through our bandcamp page and we will ship anywhere! Check out all of our other merch while you’re there too!

              7.How  long  did  it  take  the  band  to  write  the  music  for  this  release?Does  the   whole  band  work  on  the  music  or does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

              Subterranean Terror took about a year to finish writing and then another full year to fully record it. For the most part our writing process is a combined effort. We will all come in with different riffs or song sections and just piece together whatever is on the table. Sometimes one of us will have an entire song written when we come in, but nothing is set in stone until it’s printed on the album. 

              8.Who   usually  takes  care  of  writing  the  lyrics  for  the  music  what  are some  topics  you  all  wrote  about  on  "Subterranean  Terror"

              Everyone but Jake and myself haha. I’m no good at putting words together, just at putting cool noises together. Jake is the same way, he’s a riff machine and has no time for lyrics haha. Some of the topics the other guys wrote about were battling Demons, killer underground worm dragons, and devastation of the planet by evil androids. Not much of the album is serious, and mostly it contains farfetched tails of metal fantasies.

              9.Has  the  band  started  working  on  new   music  for the  next  release? Any  idea  how  many  songs  will  be  on  it?  Will  the  band  self-release  the  next  one  or  would you  like  to  work  with  a  label?

              We absolutely have! So far it’s sounding killer and we can’t wait to start recording and showing it to people! We’re shooting to have more tracks on this one than the 10 that we included on Subterranean Terror, but we’re not sure on what it will total out at yet. There are no plans yet for how it will be released. It would be cool to work with a label but it’s also not totally necessary for us.  

              10.Besides  the  debut   does  the  band  have  any  other  merchandise   available   for the  readers to  buy?  If  yes   what  is  available   and  where  can  the  fans  buy  it?

              Bandcamp! You can find all of our merch and downloads available on our bandcamp page and we will ship anywhere! Shirts, CD’s, and even can koozies! 

              11.What   does  underground  metal  mean  to  you  all?

              Underground, to me, means keeping true to your roots. Not giving into what the mainstream expects to hear and staying off of the bandwagon. There are enough cookie cutter death punch bands out there, we don’t need to add more shit to the pile. 

              12.Besides   playing  in    Toxic  Ruin  are  any  of  the  members  currently  working  with  any  other  bands? If  yes  please  tell  the  readers  a  little  about  them?

              Not at the moment. We are all working stiffs and hold full time jobs outside of Toxic Ruin, so there is no time for other projects. 

              13.When  not   working  on   new  music  or  band  business  what  do  you  enjoy  doing  in  your  free  time?

              My time is spent with my wife, taking care of my baby girl. And if I can sneak away once in a while you can usually find me riding my dirt bike at the local track. 

              14.Thank  you  for  taking the  time  to  fill  this  interview  out  do  you  have  any  final   words  for the  readers?

              Stay metal, eat your veggies, and Nickelback SUCKS! Check us out and like our Facebook page to stay current on Toxic Ruin news. Thanks guys!

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