Sunday, 29 January 2017

RADIO SHOWS HOSTED BY MYSELF


To clarify the radio shows I host:

Friday's: The Wastelands (Punk/HC).

Saturday's: Ancient Visionz (Death Metal/Doom/Thrash).

Sunday's: Paradigm Radio (Talk Radio, comics, movie news, interviews). Only when guests are scheduled.

ANCIENT VISIONZ (DIY METAL RADIO)

As mentioned in the previous posts, the metal portion of my shows now fall into their own individual shows again, airing every Saturday as usual at 4-7pm EST/9pm-12am UK. The Saturday show is now called Ancient Visionz. The Wastelands is now a punk/hc show and airs on Friday's. Read more at this link.

There shall be a page on the blog for Ancient Visionz Metal Radio.

What do I play on Ancient Visionz Metal Radio? Death Metal, Doom, Thrash, Desert Rock, Sludge, Blues, Traditional Heavy Metal, Stoner Rock, and most sub genres relating to those. Further info posted soon when banner and page built on the site. 

Contact: ancientvisionz@gmail.com




I cannot change the URL atm on the stream for the shows, but it is the same stream for both The Wastelands and Ancient Visionz, and any show that I host.

Tune in every Saturday on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)



Listen/Tune in @



Original post below detailing the changes to The Wastelands, which applies to my metal show, now called Ancient Visionz

Hey all, hope the weekend has been rad. Winter X Games is on atm, which is gnarly, but back to my shows or I'm going to start nerding. For the last month I tried running an experiment with my shows in an effort to increase support. I followed a path of several formats, splitting the shows up into metal editions, punk editions, and so on. Sadly nothing seemed to work.


If you would like to read the original ideas and the reasons behind them, then go to these 2 links: here and here


I want to avoid joining a station unless it is something like what Brutal Existence Radio was, and am trying to stay DIY in-order to retain the mid tier to genuine underground focus, and avoid toning down shows or playing famous big bands that we all know.


  The latest ideas and solutions are to go back to my roots with the shows, and separate them into individual shows for both punk and metal, but air them on different days.

CRIMSON BONES THRASH RADIO (DIY THRASH RADIO)


 Crimson Bones Thrash Metal Radio remains unchanged and airs on the last Saturday of every month. 

THE WASTELANDS NOW A PUNK/HC SHOW AGAIN (DIY PUNK/HC RADIO)


Hey all, hope the weekend has been rad. Winter X Games is on atm, which is gnarly, but back to my shows or I'm going to start nerding. For the last month I tried running an experiment with my shows in an effort to increase support. I followed a path of several formats, splitting the shows up into metal editions, punk editions, and so on. Sadly nothing seemed to work.

If you would like to read the original ideas and the reasons behind them, then go to these 2 links: here and here

I want to avoid joining a station unless it is something like what Brutal Existence Radio was, and am trying to stay DIY in-order to retain the mid tier to genuine underground focus, and avoid toning down shows or playing famous big bands that we all know.

  The latest ideas and solutions are to go back to my roots with the shows, and separate them into individual shows for both punk and metal, but air them on different days. 

The Wastelands, once again is a punk/hc show, and airs on Friday's 2-4/5pm EST/7pm-9-10pm UK.

There are no updated banners yet.

What do I play? HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, NYHC, Straight Edge HC, Crust, D-Beat, Grindcore, Crust Grind, Fastcore/PV, Celtic Punk, Crossover, Thrashcore, Stench, Punk, Anarcho Punk.

Contact: ancientvisionz@gmail.com


Updated information and about The Wastelands:



History of The Wastelands
 
PS BRUTAL EXISTENCE RADIO 2008-2016, SINCE THE CLOSURE OF BRUTAL EXISTENCE RADIO, THE WASTELANDS HAS GONE DIY, BUT WE STILL WORK CLOSELY WITH FRIENDS SUCH AS METAL MARK (AUDIO AGGRESSION) & JONNY (MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT).

I djayed on Brutal Existence Radio with many shows such as Stressed Out, Darth Jedi Metal Show, Crimson Bones, & many more. The Wastelands is an evolution of a long running punk/hc show. The Wastelands is still very active. 
 
About The Wastelands
Sometimes The Wastelands maybe extended or finish a little earlier, which is why I've stated 2-3hrs below.
 What do I play? HC, HC Punk, Crust, D-Beat, Grindcore, Celtic Punk, Straight Edge HC, Crust Grind, Fastcore/PV, Anarcho Punk, Metallic HC, NYHC, Stench, Crossover, Punk.

Tune in every Friday on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 7pm-9/10pm UK, 8pm-10/11pm CET (Europe), 2pm-4/5pm Eastern (US), 11am-1/2pm West Coast (US), 1pm-3/4pm Central (US), & 12pm-2/3pm Mountain (US)

Listen/Tune in @

Saturday, 28 January 2017

CHANGES TO THE WASTELANDS RADIO SHOWS (METAL/PUNK)


As many of you are aware, I recently tried some ideas to help drive up support for The Wastelands and Crimson Bones. Sadly things haven't improved, but I shall not give up, which leads to the announcement concerning The Wastelands. 

The Wastelands returns to its punk roots, and once again is a punk/hc show.

The metal portions of my shows also form their own individual shows, and are now known as Ancient Visionz. Think of my past metal show Darth Jedi Metal.

Crimson Bones Thrash Radio remains unchanged.

  Full details and info posted within the next day or two.

AUDIO AGGRESSION NOW LIVE! (DIY METAL RADIO)


 
Audio Aggression is now live with Metal Mark! Featuring: Death Metal, Thrash, Doom, Power, Progressive, and Traditional Heavy Metal. 

Tune in now & every Saturday 10pm-1am EST (US)/3am-6am (UK)

Metal reviews done by Patrick posted on 1-28-17

Hello
Here  are  some  new  reviews  for  you  all  to  read  and  hopefully  find  a  band  and  label  to your  musicial  interest.Keep  watching  Ancient Visionz  for  more  interviews  and  review  blogs  to  be  posted  soon
Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com
https://twitter.com/PDeathrasher
https://plus.google.com/110515263288050247357?hl=en




Axis Of  Despair--Mankind  Crawls  7inch {Give  Praise  Rec.}
This  is  my  first time  hearing  this Swedish grind band Axis Of  Despair who  play  a  great  style  of  old-school  grind  mixing  in  both metal  and  hardcore punk elements.Each  song  is  fairly  short  and straight to the  point  with  violent  blast beast  and  crazed  guitar  patterns.The  vocals  are  raw  growls  with  some  gruff  screams  entertwined  into the music.If  you  are  a fan  of  old-school  grind  then  devintly  pick  up  Axis Of  Despair newest  7inch  today.
                                                                   Label   Contact
                                               https://www.facebook.com/givepraiserecords/
                                                      http://givepraiserecords.com




Keitzer--Ascension  LP  {Give Praise Rec.}
Germany's  death  metal  masters Keitzer return  with  their  sixth full-length Ascension  getting the  vinyl  treatmeant  from Give Praise Rec.Ascension  features  twelve  tracks  vicious death metal  done  in  the  old  vein.The  guitars  are well  played  and  written with  crazed  guitar  patterns .The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  speed  and  crazed  patterns  but  the  guitarist  knows  how to  write  and  perform  more  mid paced guitar  parts  and  some  solo's  mixed  into  the  music.The  vocals  are  raw death metal  growls  that  really  fit  this  bands  musicial  style.If you  are  a  fan  of  Germany's Keitzer or  a  fan  of  old-school  death  metal  then  be  sure  to  pick  up  a  copy  of  Ascension  today.
                                                                      Label   Contact
                                   https://www.facebook.com/givepraiserecords/
                                       http://givepraiserecords.com/

                           
                
                
Naddred-Sluagh  demo  cassette{Invictus   Prod.}
Naddred are  a  new  band  who come  out  of  Ireland's  black  metal  scene.Sluagh  is  the  bands  debut four  song  demo the  band  plays  a  very  unique  and interesting  style  of  black  metal.Playing traditional  and  harsh black  metal  with  elements of  atmosphere in  a  few  of the  songs.The  vocals  are  harsh black  metal  screams mixed  with some  deeper growls  and  screams.If  you  are  a  fan  of  extremely tight  and  violent  black  metal  then  be  sure to  pick  up  Naddred's  debut  demo  today.
                                                Label   Contact
                                           http://invictusproductions.net/
                                     https://invictusproductions666.bandcamp.com/music

CRIMSON BONES THRASH RADIO TODAY! (DIY THRASH RADIO)



Peace all, as you may know or not know, I've been trialing more ideas in an effort to drive up support for the music shows. The 2 links here and here explain the ideas and difficulties I'm encountering since Brutal Existence Radio closed. It is more than likely I shall separate metal and punk and into individual shows, and take time to think of another wave of new ideas.
 
 Featured today: thrash, crossover, speed metal. 

 Tune in today & monthly, last Saturday, on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)

Chat (old Brutal Existence Radio chat)
 http://widget00.mibbit.com/?settings=acc9b9e23270ae702140e9eb875c10e8&server=irc.rizon.net&channel=%23brutalexistenceradio

Germany's old-school death metal band Scalpture done by Patrick on 1-28-17

Hello
Here  is  a  new  interview  done  with  the  German  old-school  band  Scalpture  who  have  released  their  debut  cd "Panzerdoktrine  through  Final  Gate  Rec.  so  if you  are  a  fan  of  well executed  and  performed  old-school  death  then  be  sure  to  pick up  a  copy  of  Scalpture's  debut  today.
Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com




Interview  with  Thorsten   vocalist  of  Scalpture   done  by  Patrick


1.Hello  please  introduce  yourself  to the  readers? At  what  age  did you  discover  metal  music  and  who  were  the  first  bands  you  listened to?

Hey Patrick!  My name is Thorsten (25) from Bielefeld, Germany and,  in this case singer of Scalpture! I think I started listening to metal when I was about 13. Besides some German hard rock bands my first encounters were with the classics like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Blind Guardian and (not so classic) Totenmond. The last one is a German band and without being able to describe their style they are just fucking sick!



2.When  did you  first  meet  the   other  members  of  the  band?And  who  came  up  with    Scalpture    as  the  bands name?

The three other founders of our band and me were all living in a rather small town named Detmold. I was about seventeen and was keen to sing in a Death Metal band since I became a big fan of Bolt Thrower and many other bands. Felix and I were friends for a while then and he was already a great guitarist at that time. After a while and a few drinks he finally admit to give the whole idea a try. Anselm admit to play bass shortly after and knew Max from school for the drums.


3.What  is  the  current  line-up   for  the  band and  for  the  readers  who  have  never  heard   Scalpture's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

At the moment we are lacking a drummer but recruited a second guitarist a year ago. So its Felix and Tobias on the guitar, Anselm still plays bass and I do the vocals. I usually say we play nothing less than Death Metal. Our lyrics solely deal with war while the music is often described as a mixture of Death Metal Classics like Dismember and Bolt Thrower.  


4. Scalpture    is  getting ready  to  release  the debut  cd "Panzerdoktrine"  through  Final  Gate Rec.  how  did you  all  come  in  contact  with this  great  label?

After we´ve published our EP Border Crossing on our own, we realised how stressful it is and how hard it is to make your mark. We tried to find a label which publishes our first full length album and we contacted a bunch. Fortunately Marco from Final Gate liked the EP we sent him and offered us to publish “Panzerdoktrin” via his Label.  


5.Does  the  whole  band  take  part  in  the  writing  process  or  does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

Actually Felix had been the musical mastermind behind Scalpture and composed all the music. Since we recruited Tobias we've got two great musicians who do the song writing and they interact 
perfectly. From the beginning on I was responsible for the lyrics. I believe I can perform better if I have written the lyrics on my own and the others were never really interested in texting anyway.


6.Thorsten    you  handle  the  vocals  for the  band  at  what  age  did you  start  growling  and screaming?Is  their  anything  special  you  do  to  keep your  voice and  throat  healthy?

I think my adolescent self started “singing” along with his favourite Death Metal bands in his room.    I´ve reduced smoking in the last few years as well as I try to practice quiet often, especially when I'm driving or showering.

7.Who  are  some  of your  influences  and  favorite  vocalists? Besides  the  vocals  do  you  currently  play  any  other  instruments  if  yes  what  do you  play?

I admire a lot of singers. Some because of ther "special" voice, for the authenticy, some for their great lyrics, some more for who they are. From Kurt Cobain or Lemmy to Karl Willets, Martin van Drunen or Chris Reifert there are plenty. I think as an inspiration for Scalpture especially those singers and bands play a part that play comparable music or have compareable lyrics.
Besides singing I sometimes TRY to play the guitar. This is more are spontanious outburst of pure overconfidence because I absolutely suck. My girlfriend would agree a 100%.


8. Thorsten  I  assume  you  write  the  lyrics  for the  band and  I  noticed  the  lyrics  are  based  on  war  when  did you  and the  band  start  writing  about  war? Are  their  any  wars  in  particular  that you  write  about?

Since we've started, for me war was the only topic I could write about. I have always been interested in history and wars. I study history by now. My “inspiration” comes from all modern conflicts. The song “Keiler” (boar) is the name of an actual German mine flail, while “Dam Busters” is dealing with the 617th English bomber squadron in WWII. Most of our songs deal with war on a more abstract level. Just to give some examples “Not a Single Step Back” is loosely connected to the Red Army's creed in Stalingrad, though the text does not really give a hint as it is the same with “No Rest, No Sleep, No Peace” which is connected to the Wehrmacht's practice giving some tank crews a preform of Crystal Meth called “Panzerschokolade” (tank chocolate). “Lead From Ahead” deals with the strategy of troop leading in the German  and other armies, while “Flattened Horizons” is actually an ode to tank howitzers in general.
However, our next Album is planned to be a concept album about a certain conflict...

9.Besides studying  and  reading  about  the  past  wars  are their  any  other  times in  history you  and the  other  members  of the  band  like to  read and  study?

Well actually we do not talk so much about history with each others. The texting is my job, which I do alone. For Panzerdoktrin of course I was interested in the tank-topic. So I was interested in period between the Second World War 'till today. Because of my studies I started reading a lot of individual testimonies from soldiers who fought in WW I. Especially the wartime experience and its influence on the soldiers and society are the main focus. Before that I studied on the pre modern  Denmark.

10.Does  Scalpture  get to play  "live"   very  often? Who  are  some  bands  you  all  have  gotten to  share the  stage  with?

Haha you are touching us on the raw buddy! We haven't hit the stage for more than one and a half year now. First I studied abroad in Sweden for a semester, then we entered the studio, then we parted from our drummer. We haven't found a new one yet but we plan to get back on stage in 2017 as soon as possible!
We mostly played underground shows with other underground bands so far. Just to mention our friends from Evoked here. Once we shared stage with Deserted Fear which was a great lesson!

11.Are  their  any  shows  or  tours   planned  for  2017  if  yes   where  will  the  band  be  touring  and  playing?

Right now there are no officially announced shows but we are planning a lot at the moment. If all works out we'll share stage with Evoked and Carnal Tomb from time to time.


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

Haha playing the guitar!  

13.Scalpture  comes  out  of  the  German  old-school  death metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  Germany's  metal scene?

Germany's metal scene in general is pretty big. During the summer time you`ll find a whole lot of small and big festivals all over the country every weekend. There are hundreds of concerts every weekend you could actually visit. Like with every big scene the vast majority are pretentious idiots, I don't have much in common with and I don't like them. Still there are really great guys and girls and really cool bands making it worth being a part of the scene.  


14.Who   are  some  of your  all-time  favorite   German  bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

There are a few I think. No matter how often I put on Sodom, Accept or Morgoth, they just don't get bad! If you ask me for more unpopular bands people really should watch out for...phew...there are!
First of all there are our home town friends from Wifebeater playing pure scum fuck rock n' roll!Then there are our friends from Evoked playing great real old school Death Metal an just got signed by FDA Records! There is Vulture (speed metal) as they will release their debute album in 2017. I like Cryptic Brood from Wolfsburg playing ugly doomy Death Metal and Carnal Tomb from Berlin and Deathrite from Dresden. Weak Aside plays great war Death Metal as well as Atomwinter.Fuck there are so many god damn good underground bands! Listen to Bastard Grave from Sweden or Division Speed from Leipzig. I could do this for hours....


15.Besides   bands  are  their  any  good  labels  or  distro's you  could  recommend  to  the  readers? What  about  good fan  or  web-zines  you  like   to  read?

Haha of course our label Final Gate Records! There are some other good German labels like FDA Records, which simply has had a knack for picking awesome bands during the last few years as well as the rather new Testimony Records. I am actually not so much an internet guy and usually do not read any fan- or web-zines. Check out Timon Kokott Artwork who painted our Cover Artwork and our designed our shirts for instance.


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

Thank you as well. I am not so much a guy for the famous last words though I like to have the final say. It might appear elegant to end with a quote. Some famous last words from Mr. Bukowski:

“‘I think I need a drink.’ ‘Almost everybody does only they don’t know it.’”

                                                            
                                                            Band    Contact
                                                          https://scalpture.bandcamp.com/
                                                        http://scalpture.bigcartel.com/
                                                            Label  Contact
                                                       http://www.finalgaterecords.com/
                                                     https://plus.google.com/104526369613449818726

Monday, 23 January 2017

REVIEW IDEAS WITH CDS


I'm thinking of posting pics of CDs I receive from bands/artists to play on the shows and review. I think if writing a review or a promo post it would add something substantial. Of course, I can only do this with CDs I receive or buy, but I could post silly pics of me pointing to the CDs and stuff lol. 

I'm waiting on the CD from Brutal DM band Invasion, then I can share a few pics of the CD to go with the review. Food for thought.

RADIO SHOW IDEAS


Hey all, I've made it no secret how badly the radio shows are struggling with support, and I'm trying every idea possible to enable the shows to remain DIY. I'd only consider a station if Brutal Existence Radio in some form returned or something that closely matched the former station existed somewhere. The new format changes have made little difference, and I'm now contemplating other ideas if they can help. 

I'd appreciate any feedback.

* Separating the punk and metal into individual shows on different days.

* Following from the above. Maybe a 2-3hr punk show on a Friday & a metal show on Saturday's 4-7pm EST/9pm-12am UK

* New names for each show? Silly or serious names? Silly titles would reflect the humor I do in the shows. For example, 'Haunted Trash Can Bags'.

* Using the Ancient Visionz name for the punk and metal shows?

Contact: ancientvisionz@gmail.com


WASTELANDS PLAY LIST POSTED SOON


Peace all, Wastelands play list uploaded soon. There are a few reviews remaing to post, and Patrick also has some new interviews/reviews to publish soon.

TRIPLE XXX - RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (ACTION)


 
 Triple XXX, Return of Xander Cage is a movie, which should in theory, appeal to my fanboydom. I love action sports such as skating, etc, but the latest in the Triple XXX franchise falls off the skateboard into a pit of crud mud.

  However, there are a number of positives, including a diverse cast. It is great to see Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa receive more shine from Hollywood. Donnie Yen is probably the stand out actor in the movie, and I hope to see further roles lined up for him. He is a good actor and not just an action star. Tony Jaa and Deepika Padukone are the next strongest actors in the Return of Xander Cage. 

Other positives are the tricks and stunts, but that is where Triple XXX ends. Despite being a Vin Diesel fan, Triple XXX should be renamed Triple Wack. The acting outside of those already mentioned is diabolical. God awful doesn't come close to describing how bad lines are delivered, and it isn't even 'so bad it's good'. From the first act you are sat thinking 'geez' and 'man'. I didn't want to rage on the film, as I like Vin Diesel, and respect his work with The Fast and Furious and the Riddick movies. I'm just going to say the Return of Xander Cage was an off day for Vin. He will be back on form, he knows how to make a good action movie.

I would recommend waiting for the Return of Xander Cage to be released on Netflix or DVD, its not worth the movie theatre admission price, unless you are a film nerd like me that has to watch a new release, regardless of obvious questionable quality.  

4/10.


Saturday, 21 January 2017

AUDIO AGGRESSION NOW LIVE! (DIY METAL RADIO)



Audio Aggression w/ Metal Mark is now live featuring Death Metal, Thrash, Doom, Power, Progressive, and Traditional Heavy Metal.

Tune in now & every Saturday 10pm-1am EST (US)/3am-6am (UK)


ANCIENT VISIONZ PRESENTS: THE WASTELANDS WANDERING MOODS EDITION NOW LIVE! (DIY METAL/PUNK RADIO)




Ancient Visionz presents: The Wastelands Wandering Moods edition, now live! 4-7pm EST/9pm/12am UK. The latest in format change ideas to help drive up support for the show. Week 3 is a mix of underground metal and punk genres. Part of the new format changes as explained here and here.

Tune in now & every Saturday on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)
 Chat (old Brutal Existence Radio chat)

Week 3 - The Wastelands Wandering Moods Edition. A mixed show of weeks 1 & 2, but with the show split into two individual shows to reflect metal and punk. 
 


Part 1: 1hr 30 mins (Wastelands punk edition).
 


Part 2: 1hr 30 mins (Wastelands metal edition).

Germany's Acranius interview posted on 1-21-17 done by Patrick

Germany's   Acranius   return  with  their  third  full length release  "Reign Of  Terror"  through  Rising Nemesis Rec.  So  if you  are  a  fan  of  brutal with  some  slam  parts  then  be  sure  to  pick  up  a  copy  of  Acraanius   newest release  today.
Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com
https://twitter.com/PDeathrasher
https://plus.google.com/110515263288050247357?hl=en



Interview   with   Acranius   done  by   Patrick


1.Hello   please  introduce  yourself  to the  readers and  when  did you  start  listening to  brutal  death   metal?
 

Hi, I´m Bj√∂rn, the guitarist of Acranius. First of all thanks a lot for the interview request…we really appreciate your interest in Acranius. I started listening to Brutal Death Metal in the age of 16 or 17 or so. I remember listening to the Waking The Cadaver Demo for the first time. This masterpiece blew me totally away and started the whole thing for me.
 

2.Who  were   some  the first  bands  you  listened to? And  who  are some  of your  current  favorite  bands in  the  scene today?
 
In the early days I enjoyed and still enjoy Abominable Putridity, Gorevent, Guttural Engorgement, Waking The Cadaver, Without Remorse, Pathology, Visceral Disgorge, Devourment, Cerebral Incubation, Ingested and other slammy stuff like that. But I really enjoyed straight death metal like Hour of Penance, Unmerciful, Inveracity, Disavowed and Severed Savior and some deathcore stuff like Oceano as well. My taste of music didn´t change that much so I´m still into this stuff and these are bands who influenced my style of writing music but I´m always listening to some good hip hop and hardcore as well.
 
In the moment I really dig the new stuff of Defeated Sanity, Jesus Piece, Shadow of Intent and Mass Infection. Really cool stuff you have to check if you´re into aggressive music!


3.When  did you  first  meet the  other  members  of the  band  and  who  chose  the  name  of the  band? Does  it  have  a special  meaning?
 

First of all I have to say that we started Acranius as a 2-man-outfit. My bassist Lars and me wrote the EP “The Echo Of Her Cracking Chest” and after the realese we searched for a singer and a drummer. The first rehearsel with a full line-up was in 2012 I guess. We had some changes in the line-up so we met Rob and Kevin of our current line-up 2,5 years ago.
I think Lars was coming along with the bandname in the beginning of Acranius and I was cool with the sound of the name and the meaning haha. An Acranius is a newborn without a cranial bone. LOL
 

4.Acranius   is  signed  to  Rising  Nemesis Rec.  the  band  has  worked  with this  label  for  many years  how  did you  all come  in contact  with this   label?
 
 Yeah I think we are one of the bands who are longest in the roster haha. The first contact was through the internet because Nasar wanted to sign us and the rest is history.
 
5.Acranius   is  getting  ready to  release  their  third  full length  Reign Of Terror   does the  whole  band  work  on  the  music  or  does  one  member  usually  write  everything?

Mostly I write all Acranius-Shit and so I did for the new record. Lol
 

6.Who   usually  takes care of  writing the  lyrics  for the  band  and  what  are some  subjects  you  all  wrote  about  on   Reign Of Terror?
 

For “Reign Of Terror” our old vocalist and good Friend Tomm wrote the lyrics because he´s still close connected with the band and is pretty talented in writing shit.
 

7.Besides  the  upcoming  release  Reign Of Terror   does  the  band  have  any  of  the  previous  releases  available  for the readers to  buy? Besides  the  physical  releases  does the band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for the  fans to  buy?
 

For sure…check our online store or the store of our label and get some shit.
 

8.What  have  been  some  of  the  bands  most   memorable  shows  over the  years?And  who  have  been  some  of your  most  favorite  bands to  share the  stage  with?
 

One of the greatest experiences for me personally were Las Vegas Deathfest and Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands. But honestly I enjoy nearly every show because I can share some great  moments with my best friends and this is something I´m really grateful for.
  There were so many great bands we really enjoyed to share the stage with..to name some there are Cerebral Incubation, Ingested, Science Of Sleep, Mastication Of Brutality Uncontrolled, Candero, Carnal Decay, Slowly Rotten, Unfathomable Ruination, Euphoric Defilement, Iniquitious Deeds, Defeated Sanity and Unmerciful

9.Does    Acranius   have   any  upcoming  shows  or  tours in  support  of the  new  release  and  if  yes  where  are  some  countries  the  band  will  be  playing?
 

We have some single shows for the future but nothing special and no tour so far planned. When you check our facebookpage you won´t miss anything.
 

10.Besides  working  and  playing  in  Acranius  do  any  of the  other   members  currently  play  in  any  other bands  if yes  please tell  the readers  a  little  about  them?
 

Kevin has another Project called Slowly Rotten. Check them out…lovely guys and great music. I have a pretty new project as well called Hang Em High. This is a hardcore/Stoner Project with friends of my hometown.
 

11.Acranius comes  out  of the  brutal  death  metal  scene  in  Germany   what  is your  opinion  of  the  German death  metal  scene?
 

The german death metal scene is pretty good I guess. There are a lot of great bands and friendly people. Next to the death metal we also enjoy to be in the beatdown and deathcore scene as well. We see the whole thing as a big family.


12.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  German  bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers   should    check  out  soon?
 
 Ufff this is a tough question but like I already named there are some great german bands like Candero, Mastication Of Brutality Uncontrolled, Slowly Rotten and Defeated Sanity…there are also some great beatdown bands like Abolisher, Spawn Of Disgust, Brawl Between Enemies,


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

Hm I can´t really answer because I don´t have any contacts to other labels you know?! But I guess there are a lot of other great labels and distros!
 

14.When  not  working  on  new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  like to  do  in your  free  time?
 

When I´m not doing any kind of music I do my studies haha. No no to be honest I enjoy the simple things like hanging with friends, raping my Netflix-account and riding my bike. My second passion is collecting sneakers.



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

Thanks a lot for having me and keep an eye out for “Reign Of Terror” and keep supporting the underground. Cheers I´m out!
 
                                                                                   Band   Contact
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                                                                              https://twitter.com/AcraniusBand
                                                                                 Label   Contact
                                                                  http://risingnemesisrecords.bigcartel.com/
                                                                https://risingnemesisrecords.bandcamp.com/
                                                                       
 

 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ PRESENTS: THE WASTELANDS WANDERING MOODS EDITION (DIY METAL/PUNK RADIO)




Ancient Visionz presents: The Wastelands Wandering Moods edition, this Saturday 4-7pm EST/9pm/12am UK. The latest in format change ideas to help drive up support for the show. Week 3 is a mix of underground metal and punk genres. Part of the new format changes as explained here and here.

Tune in every Saturday on thewastelands.listen2myshow.com @ 9pm-12am UK, 10pm-1am CET (Europe), 4pm-7pm Eastern (US), 1pm-4pm West Coast (US), 3pm-6pm Central (US), & 2pm-5pm Mountain (US)

Week 3 - The Wastelands Wandering Moods Edition. A mixed show of weeks 1 & 2, but with the show split into two individual shows to reflect metal and punk. 
 
Part 1: 1hr 30 mins (Wastelands punk edition).
 
Part 2: 1hr 30 mins (Wastelands metal edition).
 
 

UNDERWORLD BLOOD WARS (FANTASY, ACTION ADVENTURE, 2017)


UNDERWORLD BLOOD WARS (FANTASY, ACTION ADVENTURE, 2017)



Last weekend I watched the latest chapter in the Underworld franchise with fairly optimistic expectations despite the previous outing in the series, which was beyond bad.

Let me jump straight into this like a raging lycan fed up of being bested by pompous theatre cast offs from Dracula does death rock. The first 3 movies were good, but the franchise has simply gone under. The underworld is where any subsequent Underworld movies need to stay. I'll skim over the story with a general outline, and leave the rest for the movie theatre if you wish to see it.

 The movie opens with vampire covens greatly reduced in power and facing another new threatening lycan leader called Marius. He has united all the hairy beasts together to destroy the vampires once and for all. The lycans are also searching for the hybrid child of Selene and Michael (the hybrid from the earlier films) to acquire her blood for the advancement of their species.

 The vampires are seeking a way to hold back the lycan hordes and maintain their position of power, but are faced with severe problems, inexperienced troops, low numbers, and death dealers reduced to almost noob levels.

Selene (original death dealer) is on the run and trying to remain incognito from the politics of vampires and lycans, whilst respecting her hybrid's daughter's wishes to leave her alone.

Plot wise, that is pretty much it and the acts are quite threadbare on screen. Selene reluctantly agrees to help train new death dealers, which is followed by the usual betrayals with vampires turning on each other. 

Selene journeys to a Nordic vampire coven, one of the last remaining strongholds, located to the far north in an extremely cold climate. Upon her arrival she is greeted by white haired, and whiter than white vampires appearing to resemble a long lost line of vampire snow elves. They hold the power to move with great speed and kinda phase from one space to another. The vampire snow elf type creatures looked ridiculous, and the movie was made cheesier by their introduction and involvement. Selene later learns their power, and uses it to best a lycan horde in the final act.

The battle scene during the last act is lack luster, and I think someone should of called the Predator to ask if he was free on his day off, so he could show them how it's done.

 Underworld Blood Wars is not the worst movie, but poor, thin, predictable, and displaying signs of a dragged out franchise. Underworld has long run it's course, and needs to stay under.

4/10. 






OBITUARY - "Sentence Day" (Official Track Video) (OLD SCHOOL DM)




OBITUARY - Sentence Day (Official Track Video)
Due out March 17, 2017 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Pre-Order Here: http://bit.ly/ObituaryST
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Animated / Directed by Todd White at Up Productions http://upproductions.org/

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