Sunday, 24 September 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO INTERVIEW, MONDAY 25TH SEPT, WITH SKURK! (THRASH METAL)


Ancient Visionz Radio is back tomorrow with thrashers Skurk! We shall be chatting about their music, thrash, metal, and much more!

Showtimes:

UK: 8pm

Europe: 9pm CET 

US: 3pm EST (US)


Skurk:

There is no chat room for the show. Due to the tendency for people to behave disruptively in chat rooms, it is something that we do not wish to explore with Ancient Visionz Talk Radio. This ensures a smooth interview, and allows integrity and respect for the artist.

Please note, I'm 100 % DIY, and am not in a studio, sometimes technical problems happen that can not be avoided, which means cutting to a music break and restarting the call. Please be patient if Skynet decides to invade the show.

The show is recorded and will be made available as a podcast



THE WASTELANDS RADIO IS NOW THE METAL/PUNK SHOW!


Before reading the full post, I've pasted the FAQS at both the start and the end to make it very clear that I'm not stopping Ancient Visionz, or stopping regular metal/punk radio shows. Peace. 1.

FAQS:
I'm not stopping Ancient Visionz, it is now a chat radio show for interviews and discussions on music and movies. 

I'm not stopping regular metal/punk radio shows.

The Wastelands is now the regular punk/metal radio show.  

Recently, I made the decision to bring back The Wastelands again, but with a new concept and evolution. 

The truth is I've missed The Wastelands so much. They were always my favorite shows and they get me pumped up so much. I sat thinking about what I could do different, and what new features to bring to The Wastelands. I took considerable time contemplating ideas for The Wastelands. Then it hit me, something re-born from mixing punk/metal in a musical/story radio format. 

The Wastelands is once again my regular music radio show. The Wanderer has returned. The show offers podcasts and live editions. Please respect if I've overloaded with radio interviews on Ancient Visionz, then The Wastelands will compensate with a podcast. The show shall not be off air in any sense or on hiatus. All this means, sometimes a podcast is provided if I cannot do the show live for one week, due to on air interviews with Ancient Visionz. 

The Wastelands is an open and diverse show featuring punk/hc/metal with other underground music genres and content. So expect;

Punk/HC: Grindcore, Crust Grind, Fastcore, Crust, D-Beat, HC, NYHC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Celtic Punk, Underground Punk Rock, Crossover Thrash, Raw Punk, and Stenchcore.

Metal Punk: Death Crust, Death Punk, Metal Punk, Punk Based Metal, Punk Based Old School DM.

Metal: Death Metal, Brutal DM, Slam, Death Grind, Old School DM, Thrash, Doom, Desert Rock, Sludge, Stoner Rock, Traditional Heavy Metal, Underground Hard Rock, and Blues.

Please read concerning below, real hip hop is nothing like, or sounds the same as the mainstream TV/FM radio garbage. That is not hip hop. If the below flows with a theme or concept for an episode of The Wastelands, then I'll mix it in. A track or a few tracks will not harm anyone.

Underground Hip Hop: HC Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, and Boom Bap. Usually more hc, darker tracks. Softer flows, if it fits a concept/idea or story for a particular edition of theme within The Wastelands. The Wastelands is concept/story mixed with a regular radio show format. So it depends when underground hip hop is mixed in, but no mainstream/mumble, trap rap at all! 

Other stuff: Narrated pieces/tracks that flow with story from friends in all scenes.

Skits: Usually comedy/silly skits. They will always be a part of the show. 

So, another reminder about Ancient Visionz and The Wastelands.

Ancient Visionz: Is now for on air interviews. The site does all the usual promo/reviews etc as well. 

The Wastelands: Is now the punk/metal radio show. Think of the old punk/metal show, well its back.

FAQS:

I'm not stopping Ancient Visionz, it is now a chat radio show for interviews and discussions on music and movies.

I'm not stopping regular metal/punk radio shows.

The Wastelands is now the regular punk/metal radio show.










 






ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO CHANGES & NEWS

 
I want to thank the bands and PR companies for their support with the on air interviews. They have overtaken all aspects of Ancient Visionz, which is why there hasn't been a regular edition of Ancient Visionz Metal Radio for a number of weeks. 

However, the interviews ran as episodes of Ancient Visionz Metal Radio. The majority of guests are from metal the community, and have been featured many times on my various shows. Ancient Visionz was not on hold, but very active.

The on air interviews continue to gather pace with guests filling up slots for the remainder of September/October, and I'm halfway through locking out November. 

It is one of the best methods to help people, and so I announce a few decisions relating to Ancient Visionz and The Wastelands. I'm not stopping regular music radio shows, but they are now going to be a part of The Wastelands (please go here and read this post). I repeat, I'm not stopping regular music radio shows, they are now part of The Wastelands, and run as Wastelands Radio. (https://thewastewanderer.blogspot.co.uk/).

However, returning back to Ancient Visionz. From this moment forward, Ancient Visionz Metal Radio is now simply; Ancient Visionz Radio. It is an interview show open to:

Metal: Most genres.

Punk/HC: Most genres.

Underground Hip Hop: Strictly underground/real hip hop only. No trap, mainstream rap of any kind, which is not real hip hop. 

Movies: Indie film and fellow movie nerds.

Comics: Indie comics, comics, fellow comic book nerds. 

Other stuff: If we think something can work for a topic, then we will do it. Whether chatting about the X-Games, history, TV series, or general areas of interest. 















 






















ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO INTERVIEW WITH MORDATORIUM (DEATH METAL, 23-9-17)


ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO INTERVIEW WITH MORDATORIUM (DEATH METAL, 23-9-17)

Ancient Visionz Radio interview with Chicago Death Metalers Mordatorium. Topics included: Mordatorium's music, metal, song writing, writing music, recording music, touring, underground metal, underground music, movies, gaming, history, Chicago metal scene, and much more!

DL/Stream:

Clowncloud (Mixcloud):


Mordatorium (Death Metal) 

 Ancient Visionz 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO INTERVIEW THIS SATURDAY W/ MORDATORIUM! (DEATH METAL)

 

Ancient Visionz Radio returns this Saturday with guests death metalers Mordatorium. Pearl and Andrew are joining me on the show to chat about their music, touring, death metal, metal, and expect the usual nerding about movies and other areas of interest. 


When: Saturday, 23rd November.

Showtimes:

US: 3pm EST, 2pm Central, 12pm Paficic, 1pm Mountain. 

UK: 8pm.

Europe: 9pm CET.
 
 
Mordatorium (Death Metal)
 
 Ancient Visionz
 
 
 There is no chat room for the show. Due to the tendency for people to behave disruptively in chat rooms, it is something that we do not wish to explore with Ancient Visionz Talk Radio. This ensures a smooth interview, and allows integrity and respect for the artist.

Please note, I'm 100 % DIY, and am not in a studio, sometimes technical problems happen that can not be avoided, which means cutting to a music break and restarting the call. Please be patient if Skynet decides to invade the show.

The show is recorded and will be made available as a podcast

ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO INTERVIEWS SCHED: SEPT/OCT/NOV (BOOKINGS AVAILABLE)


Ancient Visionz presents September/October/November schedules for on air interviews. Some of the shows will run as Ancient Visionz Metal Radio.  

Currently booking for November. 
 
Slots are given on first come, first served. If a slot is not confirmed within 5 days, I'll offer you're slot to someone else. Please also ensure to confirm attendance 1 day before the agreed interview date. It is not fair to your audience or me, if we are wondering on the day of the show, if guests are going to attend.
 
Contact me asap before November is locked out with guests. 2 slots taken so far. Dates available for December.

Interviews cover: Metal, HC Punk, Underground Hip Hop (real hip hop only, no trap or mainstream rap), indie film, movies, and comics. I enjoy any excuse to nerd about music and movies. 

To book a slot, please contact: ancientvisionz@gmail.com

September:

Retched (Traditional Heavy Metal) (re-scheduling)
 
Mordatorium (Death Metal/Old School DM)
Saturday, 23rd September, 8pm UK, 3pm EST, 9pm CET.

Skurk (Thrash Metal)
Monday, 25th September, 8pm UK, 3pm EST, 9pm CET.

American Wrecking Company (Metal)
Saturday, 30th September, 8pm UK, 3pm EST, 9pm CET.

October:

After Dusk (Heavy Metal)
 Friday, 6th October, 7pm UK, 2pm EST, 8pm CET.

Toxic Ruin (Thrash Metal)
Sunday, 8th October, 11pm UK, 6pm EST, 12am CET.

Assassin (Thrash Metal)
Wednesday, 11th October. 8pm UK, 3pm EST, 9pm CET.

Haniwa (Thrash Metal)
Tuesday, 17th October, 9pm UK, 4pm EST, 10pm CET. 
 
November:

Enclave (Thrash Metal)
Friday, 3rd November, 2pm EST, 7pm UK, 8pm CET.
 
Dark Waters End (Progressive Death Metal)
Friday, 17th November, 5.30pm EST, 10.30pm UK.
 
December:
 No slots are taken so far, so book up in advance! Vacation period during the holidays. Show resumes during the 2nd week in January, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ RADIO INTERVIEW WITH PAGANDOM (THRASH METAL, 15-9-17)



Ancient Visionz Radio interview with Christian, vocalist of Swedish thrash band Pagandom. We discussed Pagandom's latest release, tours, thrash metal, and much more!

DL/Stream:
 ANCIENT VISIONZ-PAGANDOM-15-9-17

Mixcloud:



ANCIENT VISIONZ INTERVIEW WITH THOLA (13-9-17, THRASH METAL))

 
Ancient Visionz interview with my friend Sven from Thrash Metal band Thola. We discussed recent tours, current and future Thola releases, thrash, metal, and much more! I had a notable brain freeze at one point where I forgot Sven was the drummer (laughs). Thx again to Sven, Thola, and Vlad PR.

Download/Stream

Mixcloud


Thola

Ancient Visionz

Monday, 18 September 2017

THE WASTELANDS & THE WASTE WANDERER HAVE RETURNED!


The Waste Wanderer has returned to The Wastelands! Below is the information taken from the new Wastelands site. It is something different to Ancient Visionz, but if you enjoy hc punk and real hip hop (no mainstream pop rap), and a themed Mad Max world, then explore the new site at the link below: 

https://thewastewanderer.blogspot.co.uk/

WELCOME TO THE WASTELANDS!


Welcome to the new relaunch of The Wastelands. I'm stoked to bring back the show, which has been on hiatus for some time. The Wastelands has taken its theme and developed it much further into a full concept based radio show. The Wastelands fuses together the story of The Waste Wanderer mixed the usual regular format. Sometimes, underground hip hop is inserted into the show if it has a dark hc edge, or can match the atmosphere of The Wastelands. It is obvious where I draw my influences from with the site's appearance. My favorite video games are Fallout 3 & 4, and Mad Max Fury Road was one of the best action movies to hit theaters in recent years.

A large portion of the time, I'll be writing in character on the site as The Waste Wanderer. I'll be sharing stories and content that shall also be poorly narrated on the show (laughs). For those who do not know anything about The Wastelands Radio, it was a punk/hc show that I hosted on Brutal Existence Radio, which was an evolution from many of my former punk/metal radio shows. I felt the time was right to launch a separate site for The Wastelands to give it a distinct identity from Ancient Visionz, which is my metal site.

 The current plans are to release The Wastelands as a podcast, but I may return the show to a live basis in the future.   




Sunday, 17 September 2017

RANDOM UPDATES/NEWS


My activity has been fairly quiet on Ancient Visionz for the past week. The on air interviews are picking up pace, which means it has proven difficult to repost EPKS, write reviews/interviews, and host live editions of Ancient Visionz Metal Radio. It is that same problem, when you do everything DIY, which is trying to cover all areas, and finding reliable trust worthy people is hard, especially when you are not a major site with an unlimited budget. 

Patrick helps with what he can, but he also runs 2 of his own sites, so he is also spread thin.

Interviews:
Radio interviews are with me on Ancient Visionz Radio.

Written interviews are forwarded to Patrick if he has the time to do them. 

Reviews:
When time permits, reviews will not change with what I cover, but please appreciate and respect that I also run The Wastelands site, 2 radio shows, and am studying at school. There is only Patrick helping with what he is able, so please respect I need to prioritise at certain periods.

Ancient Visionz Metal Radio:
It hasn't aired much recently due to the on air interviews with the chat show. Ancient Visionz Metal Radio airs live episodes when no interviews are booked, but I may upload a few podcast editions to compensate. The chat show is starting to become our main show, and the feedback from the bands and PR companies has been awesome. 







Interview with From North done by Patrick posted on 9-17-17

Interview  with  From North  done  by  Patrick
1.Hello  please  introduce yourselves  to  the  readers?
Hey there! We’re From North, a five piece metal band from the Swedish west coast, influenced, both musically and literally, by the Vikings and their way of life.
The music is strong, big and melodic with vocals shifting between aggressive growl to clean. Complete with medieval instruments and powerful choirs!

2.At  what  age  did you  become  interested  in  playing and  writing  music?
I think it’s pretty common for all of us that we’ve played and contributed to the music we love for most of our lives. Either you write the music, words and melodies, or if you contribute with your style of playing and your soul, you are equally a part of it all.
3.When  did you  first  meet  the  other  members  of  the  band? And  how  did you  all pick  From North  as the name of the  band does it  have  a special  meaning?
Håkan (singer) and Mattias (guitar) are both living in the same city and have played together for several years. The other members, Janne (guitar), Mikael (Bass) and Robin (drums) are scattered around the nearby areas. Word spreads about good musicians, and sometime around winter 2016 we were a complete band.
We are from the northern parts of the world, therefore the name!
4. What is the current line-up  of the  band? For  the  readers  who  have never  heard  From North  who  would you  say  are the  bands biggest  influences?
Håkan Johansson (Vocals), Mattias Svensson (Guitars), Janne Lüthje (Guitars, Lead), Mikael Nilsson (Bass) and Robin Hermansson (Drums). We are influenced by band such as Sabbath, Rammstein, Slayer, Thin Lizzy, Dream Theater…
5.From North's self-titled debut will  be released  through  Downfall Rec. how  did you come  in  contact  with this  label?
We sent them a copy of our demo, and they contacted us. It turned out to be a great match there between the band and DF!
6.How  long  did  it  take  to  write  the  music  for  the  debut  release?
Håkan has been working on writing the music for over a year. Finding the right musicians for the band and recording everything took even longer. But now that From North are complete as a band, the next one is already in the making.
7.Who  usually  takes  care of  writing the  lyrics  and  what  are  some  subjects  the  band  writes  about?
On this record all the lyrics are written by a guy named Andreas Lindvall who have a big interest in the Scandinavian history and mythology. His narrative style just fitted the music well. The lyrics are a mix of historical events, tales about the old Gods, and stories from the life of people living these days.
8.Besides  the  self-titled  debut  release does  the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available for the readers to  buy? If  yes  what  is  available and where can the readers  buy  it?
There certainly is! Aside the CD (and soon hopefully vinyl) we have T-shirts, pins, stickers and a lot of good looking stuff! If you gonna have just one cool band-logo on your jacket, you’re definitely wanna have From North’s!

9.Has   From North  played  live  yet  or do you  prefer  working  in the  studio? Who  are  some  bands you  have  shared  the  stage  with?
We have our first show in October here in Gothenburg, then we start looking for gigs and festivals, so hopefully we will have the pleasure to meet many fans in 2018!
10.Are  their  any  upcoming shows  or tours  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?
Keep your eyes and ears open, and most of all, check our website and FB for further info!

11. From North  comes  out  of  Sweden's  Viking  death metal scene what  is your  opinion  of  the  Swedish  death metal scene  over the years? I would rather say that we come from a mixture of the myriad of Swedish sub-scenes: from DM, Viking-BM, Power Metal and Doom-scenes amongst others. Sweden is producing so much kick ass metal and hard rock and it´s great to be a part of it! When it comes to Death metal; maybe only USDM can stand alongside the rows of legends from the Swedish scene… Recent years retro trend with bands like Vampire, Tribulation, Entrails and Morbus Chron, brings up the rotten old School again which is nice. But you can never go wrong with the old albums.
12.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  Swedish bands? And  are  their  any  new  bands  you feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for? I
personally have to give the horns to up and coming Gothenburg Speed Metal-heads Armory, with members from Irrbloss: and Black Metal band Nekrokraft.

13.When  not  working  on  new music or  band  business  what do you  enjoy  doing  in your  free  time?
We are simple men: Give us some 70s muscle cars, motorcycles, the northern nature with fjords, forests and fishing rivers, some music equipment to play on, good beer and mead to drink, some “pulled moose” with summer potatoes, our beautiful women and good friends to  shout “Skål” with, and we will call it a good day!
14,Thank  you  for  taking  the time  to  fill  this  interview  out  do you have  any  final  words  for the  readers?
Keep calm and listen to metal! (With a big amount of From North!)
See you!
/From North

Band Contact
http://www.fromnorth.se/
https://twitter.com/Fromnorthswe
Label Contact


http://www.downfallrecords.com/