Radioactive Metal 521: Getting Away with Away

To no surprise, we’ve followed and admired veteran Canuck metallers VOIVOD right from the get-go. First, as mid-80s underground thrash darlings and literally throughout the decades, Voivod has always carved their own niche and followed the muses of their own creativity. All the while, they maintained the integrity of true…

Radioactive Metal 520: The Golden Boy

The memory of the legendary Ronnie James Dio will live on forever! Being one of the most influential figures in Metal history, RJD had his share of “disciples”. Axe extrordinaire Craig Goldy‘s career was off and running before even meeting Dio. But it was his contribution to the last handful…

Radioactive Metal 519: Eating Our Shreddies

Around here we don’t have much need for these music “reality” type programs. They’re basically glorified game shows that cater to Joe and Jane Average. The music sucks too! BANGER TV, headed by noted music documentarian Sam Dunn, set out to produce a competition series catered to the Metal connoisseur…

Radioactive Metal 517: Season of Sarah

This week we found a bright, shiny diamond in the rough. Canadian tech deathsters Archspire recently came through town. Sharing the stage was newly signed Season of Mist label mate SARAH LONGFIELD. To the uninitiated, Miss Longfield made her mark as a YouTube vlogger, showcasing her amazing skill as a…

Radioactive Metal 516: Up From The Depths

Canadian deathcore thrashers DEPTHS OF HATRED have been on our radar for a number of years now. Still a relatively unknown entity, they’ve been flogging it out in the metal underground since 2010. They produced a string of killer indie releases and now have taken that next step toward Metal…

Radioactive Metal 515: Hideous And/Or Divine

Italian death metallers HIDEOUS DIVINITY are having a banner year. Their killer third Unique Leader recording “Adveniens” has been an underground fave. They’ve taken their brutality on the road, crossing our great nation for the first time, giving us the opportunity for a long overdue chat. We caught up with…

Radioactive Metal 514: Mighty Mince

What has Agathocles wrought??!! The aggressive music underground has many sub-genres. Each of these has the potential to produce to their own sub-sub-genre. All it takes is the right band at the right moment with enough influence and they can kickstart the whole she-bang. Welcome to Mincecore! Oakland’s HAGGUS took…

Radioactive Metal 510: Twisted Mister

Far and away, our most frequent guest over the years has been veteran metaller Matt Harvey. Putting aside that he’s a helluva guy and has become a good friend of the show, his multiple inclusions are justified as he’s seemingly the busiest dude in Metal. He has cemented his status…

Radioactive Metal 509: Godsmackdown!

When we got tapped to speak to US hard rockers GODSMACK, we got excited. We thought “Yeah, it’ll be cool to talk to Sully.” But when we were informed we’d be speaking with skinsman Shannon Larkin, we got really excited!! Our interest in Mr. Larkin’s work goes way back to…

Radioactive Metal 508: Welcome Matt

For all intents and purposes, HOMEWRECKER should be huge! The Ohio powerhouse are killing it supporting THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, winning over fans with their solid metallic punch… but their roots lay within the hardcore scene. It makes for a wicked combo that has had us champing at the bit…

Radioactive Metal 507: A Lot to Ingest

UK deathcore meisters INGESTED are currently terrorizing the Metaldom as part of the “Devastation Of The Nation” tour. But beforehand, they were looking to inflict some damage solo. On tour promoting their latest masterpiece of molten metal mayhem “Level Above Human”, we sat down with axeman Sam Yates and skinbeater…

Radioactive Metal 506: Magical Metal Dust

US heavy hitters SEVENDUST are a rock n’ roll survival story. A product (or victim) of the era, the band was unjustifiably lumped into the whole “nu” metal thing. But now, more than two decades later, Sevendust is still going strong while most of their counterparts disappeared or became irrelevant….

Radioactive Metal 505: Siren Songs

We recently had the pleasure of having Norwegian symphonic goth metallers SIRENIA come thru our neck of the woods. Still promoting their latest record, “Dim Days Of Dolor”, this marked the first time the band has graced us with their presence. The mainman behind the music is axe/keysman Morten Veland…

Radioactive Metal 504: Unhooded

In the immortal words of Alice Cooper: “He’s back! The man behind the mask!” For years now, we’ve been big supporters of Hells Headbangers recording artists MIDNIGHT. We bought their albums, played their tunes, and had an amazing phone chat with mainman Athenar last year… but we’ve never seen the…