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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT!!


THUNDERCHIEF JOINS THE GRINDHOUSE AT METAL COFFEE

Rik Surly is a 20+ year industry veteran, and has been a somewhat integral player in the underground’s punk, metal and noise scene. Having worked with some of entertainment’s most notorious bands, including Buzzov-en, Total Chaos, Sheldon, GWAR, Giant, Negura Bunget, Murder Junkies, Zac Brown, Antiseen, Weedeater, SPO-ITS, Pantera, and System of a Down, Rik has been branded as “The Underdog of the Underground”.
Having worked for Universal Entertainment, Sony Music and Sharon Osbourne’s “Ozzfest”, Rik has earned a place in the multi-faceted industry of entertainment. His tenacity is well known and documented, and has now embarked on his first solo project.
  

*Allow the one man armada known as THUNDERCHIEF to alter your perception. Resounding with ghastly, brooding, and thick riffs, with an almost demon-like abundance of power. A wraith of sound and sword of sonic vengeance. There is a swirling and dark enchantment to this work; almost as if there is a spell being cast upon those who listen, and it sounds like the commanding of legions. So, if you think one man bands aren't capable of such power, this witch king of doom shall open your mind.

Adam - Sludgement Day*



Sunday, April 26, 2020

Interview with / House of Pain with Boy Pain

House of Pain with Boy Pain on www.castledownfm.com


How long have you been on the air? Just over 2 years (Oct 2017)

Can you describe your first broadcast? 
 Terrible, having never been on air or how  to talk to the listener  even though there is no face to face was difficult and playing with the audio equipment and use was an eye opener hopefully now I have my Radio patter down.......(definitely have the face for it)


What's your favourite part of hosting a radio show? 

 I get to play music I want to hear ,hope that other want to hear and listen to without  many interruptions, or management control (as most mainstream radio shows are held to) and the biggest buzz is giving  the Underground unsigned artists a platform to give their music to the wider community.

Can you tell us about some bands that you have played as "underground" that went really big?  

The List is numerous (over 300   Underground bands aired on the show so far and in rotation), the list is huge and a difficult question as how do you determine ‘Big’  But some of the bands that have made the biggest impact on the scene for me Oath of Damnation, Final Coil, Dark Temple, Overt Enemy, Unholy Desecration, Scarlett O’Hara, Runescarred, Violent Gin, Infinte Sin, Corners of Sanctuary, Immortal Syn, to name but a mere few.


What are you looking for in new music? 

 Something that grabs me by the balls, and makes   me want more

What's your average audience? 

 Actually not sure definitely me though.

What's your plans for the future? 

 Make the show bigger, get syndicated  and become a full time Radio DJ, this has given me a fire in the belly and I want more, I love Music, I love Metal and to do this as a day job is perfect.

Can you describe to us your relationship with Wes of Metal Coffee PR? 
 Wes and Metal Coffee was the first PR company that agreed to help and submit music to me after a lot of rejections. he has given me a hell of a lot of sound advice and consider him to be a metal brother, the man is a legend \m/ \m/ ( In my own mind* Wes J )

Can you tell us a funny / interesting story about your radio station? 

Its a weird mix and dynamic at the Station as we are a community station, so people from all walks of life. There are not many stories to be told most people stay away from me through fear or maybe disgust, I guess a bald headed moustache wearing tattoo covered man with a wry smile is intimidating... or they don’t like me lol. 

How do bands submit their music to you for airplay? As simple as either DM’ing through Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/TheHouseofPain or sending mp3s and EPK direct to me at jasonpain7992@gmail.com and lest get you some air time love \m/ \m/


Genetic Error NEW BREW


Genetic Error are Andre Lachance (bass/vocals), Louis-Simon Bellerose(guitars/back vocals),and Stephane Desbiens(drums). They were formed over 30 years ago by original members Andre Lachance,Mario Prudhomme,Erik Lacroix(rip) and Marc-Andre Fortin (rip).They achieved some success in their home province of Quebec, as well as success in various international markets.

They released their first demo Toxic Planet in 1988 and have since released a demo:In search of power (1989),an album:Superficial(1995) They have also released a re-issue of Toxic Planet on vinyl (2016),and now are releasing an ep with 4 freshly made studio songs: 2 un-recorded songs from around 1996,a re-visited song from the 2nd demo(What if) ,a cover song (Razor’s Cross me Fool)and added to that various songs from the 1st demo and the album.
  

The band has mainly played in Canada since 1987;took a break from 1996 to 2015.The band played with other bands like Grimskunk,Groovy Aardvark,Barf,Razor,Soothsayer,Pro-Pain,Gorguts and God Dethroned.



https://www.facebook.com/geneticerrorofficial/

On this episode of An Old School Album Review we're looking at 2 singles from the Canadian/American rock band Ariel's Attic.

On this episode of An Old School Album Review we're looking at 2 singles from the Canadian/American rock band Ariel's Attic. 


We interviewed the band prior to the review with our normal questions.. here's what they had to say:

Ariel’s Attic - Old School Album Review Interview

Tunings


We’re usually tuned a half-step down to Eb standard but there are a few exceptions. Blackmore Road is in drop-C and Sator Square was in D if memory serves. Wasteland and Against My Will were both recorded with 7-string guitar and 5-string bass in Bb standard. 



Bands you have played with


Being a studio project we unfortunately don’t do live shows. We have members spread between Ottawa, Canada and Sarasota, Florida so touring would be an expensive proposition.



Major accomplishments for 2019


We spent most of 2019 writing material for our next album, but we did release two singles that will be on the album: Wasteland in January and Against My Will in June. Also of note, although not strictly in 2019, our cover of Leonard Cohen’s classic ‘Hallelujah’ reached 100,000 streams on Spotify in March of 2020.



Goals for 2020


We plan to release our 2nd CD “Tragic Tales” sometime in the summer if all goes well.




Funny or weird story about your band


When Mike Olson and Bob Ross started what would become Ariel’s Attic back in 2015, the biggest stumbling block had been finding the right vocalist. For the better part of 2 years, they considered/auditioned a long list of singers but still hadn’t found the voice they were looking for. 


One night Bob is at a party in Ottawa when someone the host suggests we should all listen to her friend Jenn sing because she’s really good. The room was full of musicians and there were eyerolls all around, because who hasn’t heard that one before? So they fire up YouTube on the TV and put on Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen. Great. Not only do we have to listen to ‘Jenn’ sing, we have to hear her massacre Freddie Mercury. Nice.


So Jenn starts singing and jaws drop. She hadn’t got to the first chorus before Bob is texting Mike saying ‘I just found our singer’. An audition was set up but Jenn wasn’t set up to record so she just sang along to a track we sent her right into her phone. Jenn Hailey’s audition for Ariel’s Attic was literally a voice note. It was more than enough.



Our guests this week include several members of the music community from around the world. 



They reviewed the single "The Show"

You can listen to it here:







Let's get started in Australia with Dam Kel of the band Death Plague. 



https://www.facebook.com/deathplagueww/



Ariel's attic
The show (lyric video)

Ariel's attic's song The Show is one of different complexity and structure. You have the fun riffage and catchy groove technical work but you also have the symphonic orchestral vocal structure thrown into the mix. Well crafted mix of different elements within in the song it's self. The guitars are well blended and tone friendly, keeping momentum through the song from start to finish with a well balanced bridge and solo section. Very pleasing to the ears. The ever present bass structure giving off a nice sense of craftsmanship in keeping the basis of the song on track, it really sets off a nice under tone and keeps a certain element of darkness to the track itself. The drum patterns keep everything held in tight with different changes in signatures and fun little rolls and blends, it pushes itself and the song to a whole level of its own. Very well structured and played. The vocals are what throws a curve ball, not a bad one but a good one. Opening riff gives you a feeling of how the song will play out but then the symphonic vocals break through, with great range and key structures, this girl can hold a note and really push through with the lyrics. Clear highs, lows and miss, even the semi tones she can hold her own. Absolutely a joy to listen to.

The lyric video itself has some great elements, the montage of slides of modern day riots and protests but also some moments of unity and freedom. It's very complex in the way it's portrayed. Lyrics visible enough to read and helps paint the picture of where the song is going. 

All in all, it's a well crafted song with a enjoyed vibe to it. Well done guys, really enjoyed and will be looking to see what's coming up next with your releases.



Our 2nd guest is Jeremiah Pogroszewski from Casper Wyoming with the band From Ash to Stone. 



https://www.facebook.com/fromashtostone/



Here's his take on the song:



Its a pretty good song with a powerful message behind it and it is delivered with a beautiful voice. I had to go watch the rest of the videos they have up after I seen this and heard this one. t

The main riff sounds like a crazy alarm of some sort and I thought it was funny how the lyrics were showing as if I was watching the news lol for sure added it to my playlist and subscribed 🤘



Our next guest is  Craig Raphael of the band Drastic Down from Washington,  here's his view of the song.



www.drasticdown.com



Ariel's Attic "The Show" is a great tune. Lyrically relevant and catchy hooks. I found it to be very "Ghost" like in comparison to a band. The video for the single is a really video as well. Between the song, lyrics, and video, I was compelled to continue to listen and watch and waited in anticipation for more!



At the end of the day, this is a band that I really believe has some great qualities and would expect some great things to happen for them. I would not only recommend them but would like to play a show with them sometime! Great job guys!



Jesse Denner of the Nebraska band S1R3N also reviewed the song.. here's his opinion:



https://www.facebook.com/SirenNebraska/



A dark introspective into the human condition. Heavy chunky guitars, haunting and soaring vocals are right up my alley. Tasty performances all around and a video that reminds us of the brutal nature of the world.



We also had A Xandr Layne review this song.. here's his take:



www.facebook.com/anujannihilation



Here's my review for 'The Show' :

The first three seconds of the video sets the mood for the entire song. Breaking News, this song is taking you places! Brilliant use of visuals throughout the video. 

The intro riff sets a tone for the sinister that we're about to get to know. Guitars sound just right for the theme of the song. It's heavy and evil. 

Lyrically, a great job. The message is compact, clear, and to the point, while painting a good picture. And vocals take you on a ride, where it's scary but eye opening.

A good solo and some well timed key changes make your heart jump a little. 

A well rounded song overall where the entire band complements the track beautifully. Great job again by Ariel's Attic.



Chris Poor of the Oklahoma band Haggardz Hellraizerz reviewed a different single from Ariel's Attic.. Blackmore Road.







Here's his review:



Ariel's Attic wasn't real sure what I was getting so I sit down in my studio pipe it in and press play I was all up and ready for some brutal metal but what I got wasnt that but and amazing blend of killer guitar riffs and melodic vocals and for real a sax solo I mean come on man how freaking awesome is that I really dug this tune and will checking out more of their work.

Mix was excellent so was the writing both musically and vocally.




Many many thanks to our guest panel this week. 



For all things Ariel's Attic please follow them here:



https://www.facebook.com/arielsatticband/



https://www.arielsatticmusic.com/

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Melodic Death-Metalers, IDOLATROUS

 Melodic Death-Metalers, IDOLATROUS

Battle-influenced aggressive melodic death-metalers, IDOLATROUS, were conjured under the grey skies of the Pacific Northwest; forging sorrow and anger together to unleash harshly beautiful harmonies and devastating brutality that strikes like thunder.

Take a closer look into the heart of IDOLATROUS, and you'll find yourself confronted by 1000 enemies accompanied by five key elements that fuse a sullen sound into a precise solidarity.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!
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Founder, Michael Priest is the base of IDOLATROUS, bringing a unique mix of sorrow, anger, strength and loss; crafting music and lyrics together into a vigorous cacophony. Teaming up with Priest is Grady Pursel of EQuiVocal Studio to sound engineer the upcoming debut album, while bringing the alluring mixture to life in a way that will make every note resound with purpose. Moreover, Pursel adds a thunderously rare and rather unexpected slap style to the low register of the record.

Next in rank, we have Eric "Red" Scherzinger. With menacing howls and bloody hands, the chilling battle cries echo that of the most durable battalion. Setting the momentum of the cavalry with ruthless blasts and hard-hitting attack, Alex Enquist embodies an entire drum corps in every stroke. Completing the regiment, rhythm guitarist Davey Antmann brings precision and utilitarian artillery to the frontline with hard tremolo picking and sustaining ambiance.
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Revenge, war, betrayal, sacrifice, sorrow and strength are the roots that bind this faction of seers. Imagined Norse atmospheres set the backdrop to this modern exposition of technical and melodic storytelling. IDOLATROUS weave tapestries of strife, and deliver harbingers of woeful bloodshed at the feet of false idols.

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Band Members:
Eric "Red" Scherzinger - Lead Vocals
Michael Priest - Guitar/Vocals
Davey Antmann - Guitar
Grady Pursel - Bass/Programming
Alex Enquist - Percussion

WELCOME HOME! Amnesis back with Metal Coffee

Amnesis is a Hybrid Nu Metal group from Asheville NC.  They play a show you won't forget!!
They play for themselves, their friends and their fans to the fullest!!  They are and east coast
band and have played from New Jersey all the way to St. Augustine Florida. They want to come play your town!!
  
Amnesis has released a full length LP entitled "Welcome To Oblivion" in 2015 and just dropped their newest 
Album, a 7 song EP entitled "We Hate Myself" in January of 2020.  They are currently working on a new single
scheduled for release in Summer of 2020, and a new EP that will be dropping sometime in early winter of 2020.
   

The band has been featured as live support for Mushroomhead, Avatar, Hell Yeah, Doyle, Fire From The Gods,
Wednesday 13, Nile and many more.

youtube links:
album stream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt9EBhXl9W8





https://www.facebook.com/hivemindsmedia/ (music video)

https://open.spotify.com/artist/43wuumuah7vfINNmSx4e6c

https://www.facebook.com/amnesisband/

https://amnesisband.com/

https://amnesisusa.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/amnesisusa

https://tidal.com/browse/album/127617403

https://music.apple.com/us/album/we-hate-myself/1494114170

https://www.deezer.com/us/album/125895372

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Amnesis_We_Hate_Myself?id=Bbep7ck6mna3eispga2xxek5ibi

https://www.iheart.com/artist/amnesis-32461572/albums/we-hate-myself-87839294/

https://us.napster.com/artist/amnesis/album/we-hate-myself

http://www.mndigital.com/content-experience/music_content/albums/481653067/Amnesis/We_Hate_Myself/


EXPUNGED THE GRINDER INTERVIEW



1.Introduce yourself and your band and tell us why we should listen to you.
  

J.S.: I play bass and do vocals. You should listen to our band to kill the monotonous boredom that is this painful existence.

W.D.: Guitars. You should listen to us so that your ears bleed, you vomit, shit and wake the hell up in this zombied out existence! Ha, haaa!!!

K.F.: Drums and general battery to all! 



2.What do you classify your sound as, Who do you tell people you sound like?

J.S.: It depends who I am talking to. Like if someone doesn't know anything about metal, I'll just say that we sound like the cookie monster fronting a rock band played on 45rpm.

W.D.: Death metal of the old school variety. We sound like ourselves but under the influences of some of the older Scandinavian death metal bands of the later 80's to earlier 90's era.



3.With digital music in today's world would you vote to keep or eliminate physical media?

J.S.: Do i have to choose here? Like, is there a gun to my head or will a cute puppy get killed if i don't choose? Honestly I am all for both. The truth is that the vast majority of the planet lives under poverty and cannot afford to buy countless records. Its a first world luxury, so I'm totally for digital. I'm conflicted because i spend every spare penny i have on records. I guess its better than doing crack.
    

W.D.: I prefer and like physical forms of music (CDs, Vinyl & Tapes) overall and hope it will always be there, however I agree with J.S. and not everyone can afford it and digital is still cool to have on hand or for simply checking out new bands or releases online first to give a listen to or to have on your mp3 player when going out as I do not miss my discman from the older times and carrying all that shit around!



4.What is the reason you decided to be a musician and has that reason paid off?

J.S.: Since i was a teenager, I’ve wanted to be in a band. After years of hard work it did pay off as i got to meet all kinds of wonderful people through zines, trades and touring all over the world. I got to experience other cultures and it helped me keep an open mind.
   

W.D.: It was an interest and focus for me that I got into in my youth and with listening to different music that I liked, it made me want to play as well and so I ended up buying my first cheap guitar and going from there.  Paid off or not? I honestly am not sure how to answer that but I love it, I live for it, it keeps me in better track, focused and probably out of a lot trouble as well!



5.How do you feel about females in metal getting special attention? Do you feel it is fair?

J.S.: I don't see women in music getting so called special attention. The reality of things is that we live in a patriarchy and women are unfortunately under represented in metal. If the metal scene was less misogynistic and more welcoming, think of all the great music we could have when more women would get involved.

W.D.: I don't feel its special attention but I feel it's more of the times because in the longer past, there definitely was not as many women into to metal as there is now and I think its cool! Whether its for bands or labels or promoters or fans, its simply about a person, whomever & wherever that likes metal music and wants to be a part of it, that's all. Its not a political debate or to be threatened by or intimidated by but simply to be and to do what a person likes whether that's a man, woman or whatever and with anything for that matter.



6.In the world climate with hatred being at an all time high and metal being an “ angry” music

Do you think your music contributes to anger and hatred?

J.S.: I don;t think metal has much of a global impact on a grand scale as it might have at the height of the 80s with metal bands dominating the charts. I think hard n heavy music serves as a catalyst to express one’s anger, hatred and frustrations at the world and that can often be a positive release. Its too bad that to some in the underground, mainly incel-nsbm-one-man-bands spew misdirected hatred and racism. These people are a farce to me.

W.D.: Perhaps it does with some music out there that is based more on politics and imagery but with our music I think it contributes to raw energy and emotion and in turn is a stress reliever from the everyday bullshit that life can sometimes offer up, however, I would like to think it also creates a sense of awareness too and not to do with any political agenda.

K.F.: I just pound the hell out of the drums because it makes me fuckin happy!



7.Are you opposed to religious beliefs or politics being used in music?

J.S.: Its pathetic to have extremist political campaigns back bands with a political agenda like the National Front did in the UK with R.A.C. bands in the early 80s or to have big-churches back tours of christian bands (as was popular in the 80's christian metal scene). Personally I don't subscribe to politics or religion. The last thing i need is another set of rules.

W.D.: People can do whatever the fuck they want out there but don't push it on me or involve me in it. Secondly, I am not a man that follows the "bouncing ball" or likes to be told what to do, how to be or how to think in this world as I have my own free-thinking individual mind. So, for the most part and even though it's not my quote but I'll use it anyway..."Fuck religion, Fuck politics & Fuck the lot of you!" 



8.We have dived into some pretty deep issues here. do you think your music sends a message and if so what is it?

J.S.: There's no fantasy in our lyrics. The true horrors are committed by man; not some fictional demons rising from hell. We write about murder, torture, slavery, exploitation, genocide and all things death.



9.The market has changed and many bands believe that record labels are a thing of the past, with many labels now charging bands to “sign” how do you think a band can make it in today's scene?

J.S.: Depends what you mean by making it. The real definition of "making it" would be to have a major label deal and have your singles in the top 40. Its funny to see people in the underground that are so delusional, thinking that they can achieve that playing extreme metal. I've never heard of labels charging bands to sign with them. That seems like an oxymoron to me ahha . I think independent labels are crucial to helping a band out. They broaden the scope of advertising, promotion and distribution. We're grateful to have label support.

W.D.: I have never heard of labels charging bands to sign with them myself but nothing is surprising anymore I suppose, however, to me that deceives the point in having a label all together in the first place. I also don't think the "making it" thing really applies, that's mostly for other forms of music that appeal to more mainstream audiences and not underground death metal. In saying that, there are some bands out there of course though, that are long time running and are more known and promoted who have a big audience or fan base which has helped them, thus giving them more opportunities over the years you could say. I don't believe labels are a thing of the past in my opinion, there are still many that do exist who support, distribute and promote and we are happy to be on one of them!


10.Why with the thousands of options including netflix , sporting events everything on demand, Why do you think people should take the time to listen to what you have to say in your music?

J.S.: I think that big budget movies, professional sports and pop stars are a form of social sedative. They don't foster an environment for thinking. They are purely entertainment. "Opium of the masses" if you will.

W.D.: Its up to people what they want to do or not do or take an interest in. If the tv or internet is your whole existence then so be it and live your life through it but if you have a life and further interests in the "real world" and like metal then feel free to check us out! We are Expunged and we play death fucking metal!



11.How do you feel about pay to play? Do you think it is fair for a band to have to pay money to play?

J.S.: I know too well not to fall for pay-to-play ponzi schemes. Bands that think the way to success is to play battle of the bands where the band that sells the most tickets gets the best time slot are being played for fools.  I would rather stick to a do-it-yourself attitude.

W.D.: I am aware of that but truthfully...Fuck that shit!  



12.It is fact that you are the talent and the entertainment explain what you think is the most important key to success?

W.D.: We just are who we are and play what we like and its as simple as that. Success could be or mean many things so its hard to define what that is other than be yourself, do what you wish to do in life, keep pursuing your interests or goals and do it, don't just talk about it. 



13.In country music and even in some cases rock music is written and performed by different people would your band perform a song written by someone else?

J.S.: We have our own song writing formula so i think we're going to stick to it. Cover songs are really fun to do, but so far we haven't done any. I do ghost-write songs for other artists though.

W.D.: We write our own music and don't need anyone to ever do that for us and I think it works out well. Yeah doing a cover song would be cool though, this has been a thought for us to possibly consider sometime in the future.



14.If you are pro female in music are you pro using sex to sell your music?

J.S.: I certainly have nothing against anybody using their body to contribute to their band's image and concept. Just because one uses sexuality, it doesn't mean that their lyrics or personalities are void of any substance.

W.D.: Use what you got I suppose, I get it but I won't be shaking my ass anytime soon to help get people more interested in the band, lol!
      



15.What is your view on the lawsuits against people saying lewd or unprofessional things to women or men and how does that affect an art described as sex drugs and rock n roll ?

J.S.: I'm afraid I don't understand your question.

W.D.: Its nothing new, not my problem nor do I care. FTW!


16. Ok lets lighten up a bit. What is your favorite band of all time and why?

J.S.: I would probably pick Iron Maiden because I have consistently listened to them for over 20 years and never get sick of them. There are many great bands out there, but Iron Maiden has a vast catalog of good albums.

W.D.: I honestly can't decide on just one, there different bands that I have really liked out there for different reasons, whether it be for a guitarist’s playing style, the general song writing or how the band plays and presents itself live too.



17.What would you be doing if you were not in a band?

J.S.: I probably would be rotting away in prison.

W.D.: In an asylum, conversing with the voices in my head.



18. Do you have a favorite sports team?

J.S.: No.

W.D.: Never, not available here.



19.If you could get on stage with anyone dead or alive who would it be?

J.S.: probably my friends that have died over the years.

W.D.: For dead it would be Lemmy, for alive it would be Dan Swano.

    

20.This is your shot to let loose, Throw down your biggest complaint about the music biz.

J.S.: Bands that think everything is a competition and work against others out of jealousy instead of helping each other out.

W.D.: Sometimes its the condescending shitty or unholier than thou attitudes that sometimes comes about now and then.

NEW BREW ROT JOINS METAL COFFEE

























1.Introduce yourself and your band and tell us why we should listen to you.

Wade Kindel I am in the band ROT. We are writing music that makes you feel good to go out and tear it up.  If you’re surfing a wave, skating or just want to cruise in your ride and jam out ROT is good sounding vibes.  Music the makes you feel positive.

2.What do you classify your sound as, Who do you tell people you sound like?

Heavy Metal sounds like a rock/thrash/punk mix.

3.With digital music in today's world would you vote to keep or eliminate physical media? 

Keep physical media.

4.What is the reason you decided to be a musician and has that reason paid off? 
For money and women, keep in mind I was fourteen years old. No.. 
5.How do you feel about females in metal getting special attention? Do you feel it is fair? 
I think if they are good then they deserve the attention.

No, I think Metal can break that mold and portray a positive energy to rise above and succeed.
6.In the world climate with hatred being at an all time high and metal being an “ angry” music Do you think your music contributes to anger and hatred? 
No, I think Metal can break that mold and portray a positive energy to rise above and succeed.
7.Are you opposed to religious beliefs or politics being used in music? 
Yes, I like to write about things in life I have done but try to stay positive. I take from the bad and try to get to the better side. But also write about Death something we will all face sooner or later.

8.We have dive into some pretty deep issues here do you think your music sends a message and if so what is it? 
It is tough and with the internet so may more banks. At the end of the day Good Music will make it, the tough part is finding the people that like that style. A record label has connections in place so that could be a big help to get you to your fans.

9.The market has changed and many bands believe that record labels are a thing of the past, with many labels now charging bands to “sign” how do you think a band can make it in todays scene? 
Listen to because it connects with your soul ROT is the energy you need to complete your goals.
  

10.Why with the thousands of options including netflix , sporting events everything on demand Why do you think people should take the time to listen to what you have to say in your music? 
If the show is big enough to be in front of a great audience then yes. You are going to need to put some skin in the game if you are going to succeed.

11.How do you feel about pay to play? Do you think it is fair for a band to have to pay money to play? 
Dedication, hard work and the passion to keep going even when the rewards are not there every day.

12.It is fact that you are the talent and the entertainment explain what you think is the most important key to success? 
You bet; a good song is something people want to hear even if someone else wrote it, but you perform it well.

13.In country music and even in some cases rock music is written and performed by different people would your band perform a song written by someone else? 

Not really, although I have sung about sex, without sex there would not be life so music would not exist.  So, I think everyone does have some sort of a link to it.

14.If you are pro female in music are you pro using sex to sell your music? 

I think people should be respectable in their lives and the music the perform. So, I am not into lawsuits, spend your energy on something more productive.
   

15.What is your view on the lawsuits against people saying lewd or unprofessional things to women or men and how does that affect an art described as sex drugs and rock n roll ? 

Super tough but it started with Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.

16. Ok lets lighten up a bit. What is your favorite band of all time and why?

Traveling, enjoying life, adventuring, going to concerts.

17.What would you be doing if you were not in a band?

Washington Capital 

18. Do you have a favorite sports team?

Washington Capitals

19.If you could get on stage with anyone dead or alive who would it be?

Randy Rhoads.


20.This is your shot to let loose, Throw down your biggest complaint about the music biz 

The music biz is a big crazy world, but if your making music you are alive, and you are already successful in creating art that will outlive your existence.  So, you do not have to be famous to be living your dream. I think now is the best time to be writing and getting the music to so many parts of the world that would be super hard without all the technology.  In the end the fans till always keep music alive and rocking. That is what I am is a big fan of music.  So, I like the music biz. Does not mean it is always fair.




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VOKILLS : Wade Kindel / ROT

1.Please introduce yourself and tell us who you sing for

Wade Kindel, I sing for ROT

2. What / Who made you want to sing?

Just needed a singer, hard to find in my area

3.Who was the first singer you saw live that gave you chills?

Bruce Dickinson/Rob Halford/Ronnie James Dio

4.Many people say heavy music is just screaming, How would you combat that statement?

It takes skill to hold notes, breathe and deliver the goods.

5.If you growl or do harsh vocals how do you keep your voice after such violent performances?

I try to sing to maintain my voice

6. Do you have a warmup routine? Tell us about it ?

Not really but I do warm up in the studio with scales and breathing

7. Do you think power or performance is more important?

Both but performance is more important

8. Who do you think gets unfair vocal praise, someone the world thinks is great but is not? / And who is great but does not get the credit?

Paul Diano

9.Name your top 5 vocalist

Jay Buchanan, Rob Halford, Chris Cornell, Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie Jay Dio

10.Micheal Buble or Jim Gallette?

Michael Bublé  

11.Who do you to listen to that would surprise people?

Zeds Dead

12.If you could remove the autotune from any singer who would it be?

Justin Bieber


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AXEMEN GUITAR INTERVIEW : Wade Kindel / ROT

1.Tell us your name and the band you play for


Wade Kindel ROT
  

2.Who made you want to pick up the guitar


Wanted to be a Rockstar make lots of money and get hot women.  Then started playing and just fell in in love with performing and writing.  The money and women did not compare anymore.


3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons?


Self-taught took a couple lessons early on.


4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?


A little bit, but mostly ear. I can read Tab


5.Do you feel like you have your own sound / tone ?
  

Sometimes but it is hard when so many have come before me.


6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )


I have been loving my D’Haitre Black Flying V.  Created 2019 custom built for me Model WK Shred
  

7.What about pickups? Passive or active ? Tell us about them


Active EMG Screamers


8.Lets get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc


Randall Tube Head/4/12 cab play with a Marshall stack at home as well


9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy


I only use a Wah Pedal and not all the time


10..Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail…..


Not sure I am happy with my current guitars and set up


11.What guitarist can you not stand?


I like most of them do not really hate anybody


12. Is tone more important or is technique?


Both
   

13. Name your top 5 guitarist

Randy Rhoads, Eddie van Halen, Joe Satriani, Dime bag Darrell, Adrian Smith, and Glen Tipton


14.Who is the most overrated guitarist


Blues Traveler


15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?


Randy Rhodes