Wednesday, 20 June 2018

THE WASTELANDS AND THE WANDERER RETURN THIS SATURDAY!



Peace all, quick update about The Wastelands. I mentioned a few weeks ago that Cranium Radio would be the new home for The Wastelands. I had a few technical errors to work through, but myself and the team have been working behind the scenes, and I'm now ready to go. 

The Wastelands returns this Saturday @ 4pm-7pm EST (US)/9pm-12am UK featuring the usual from: hc, punk, dbeat, grind, crust, thrash, death metal, choice selections of underground hip hop, skits, comedy, and mosh!
 
I'll be posting promo within the next few days. 

Cranium Radio link: http://craniumradio.com/





 

Thursday, 7 June 2018

THE WASTELANDS RADIO & BER ARCHIVES TEMP TAKEN DOWN


Hey all, I'm quiet again due to school, coming up to the start of my MA project, so quite busy with studying, which means I'm unable to write on the site. However, just wanted to give you all a heads up on some news. 

I've temporarily removed the archives for The Wastelands and all my former BER radio shows. Truthfully guys, I'm broke and cannot afford to renew Dropbox plus. The Ancient Visionz Talk Radio archives are still available, and future episodes of The Wastelands and Ancient Visionz Radio shall be uploaded to Dropbox, but can't afford the extra space atm folks. 

I'm still joining Cranium Radio, but atm we are all working behind the scenes to resolve some technical issues. It may be a few weeks until we are ready, but The Wastelands returns soon. 

Saturday, 2 June 2018

THE WASTELANDS CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS


Bah!!!! The Wastelands will not be debuting today on Cranium Radio, sadly some incompatibility issues surrounding the software. We are working on some others ideas with the guys to resolve the problem, but I may need to save up cash for a new version of my streaming software, and being a student, that could take 2-3 months.

However, in the meantime, Ancient Visionz Talk Radio will be airing when guests are booked, and also including guests from Cranium Radio. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Interview with Posthuman Abomination done by Patrick posted on 6-1-18


Interview  with Posthuman  Abomination  done  by Patrick 


1.Hello how is life in Italy going this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Lorenzo: Hi, I'm Lorenzo, vocals. This week in Italy? Well, it's better if we talk about music.
Max: I'm Max, guitars. 

2. Posthuman Abomination was started in 2014 when did you and the other members first get the idea to start this band? What is the current line up of the band?
Lorenzo: Me and Marco Coghe (Drums) always desired to play together and create a band of uncompromised Brutal Death Metal. We were in a sort of hiatus with our former bands (Natrium and Demons Bridge, Catastrophic Evolution), so we decided to ask Max Santarelli to join us. He was our first choice, since we think is one of the best guitar players in Italy, his style is unique and we are great fans of Vomit The Soul, Xenomorphic Contamination and other of his projects. We started to compose and record demos, using Internet because we live in very distant cities and we recorded our Promo "Crafting Life".
Later we recruited Andrea, former bassist of Natrium, very gifted and with a great attitude. When Marco joined Devangelic, Andrea and I were recording the last Natrium's album and Max was very busy with other projects, we needed to slow a bit down with the songwriting but in few months we make up for "lost" time and we finished and recorded the album

3.Who would you say are Posthuman Abomination's biggest influences?
Max: Suffocation, Deeds of flesh, Gorgasm and many more.

4.Transcending Embodiment is being released very soon through Comatose music when did you and the band first come in contact with this label?
Max: When we started to search for a label our first choice was Steve Green's Comatose Music, so we sent him our promo and some demo tracks of the album. He instantly liked our music and the negotiation was quick.

5.How long did it take the band to write the music for the debut release?Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?
Max: About two years of songwriting, in cooperation with Lorenzo. Then everyone worked on his parts individually.

6.Besides the upcoming 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?
Max: Sure! CDs, T-Shirts, custom guitar picks, posters and stickers are available in our merchstores (posthumanabomination.bigcartel.com, posthumanabomination.bandcamp.com). Soon we will be also on Spotify.

7.Has Posthuman Abomination played live very often or is this just a studio only band?
Max: We started as a long distance studio project but we are so confident about our music that we become ready to be a "real" band and to perform live. The distance is indeed a big issue but we are working to bring our music live. 

8.What have been some of the bands most memorable shows so far? And are their any tours or shows  planned in support of Transcending Embodiment?
Lorenzo: A real tour will be very difficult but not impossible.

9.In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene these days?
Lorenzo: This question is complex and would need a very long answer, I don't want to bore our readers.

10.Besides playing in Posthuman Abomination do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands?
Max: Well I'm pretty busy! Pit of Toxic Slime, Precognitive Holocaust Annotations, Xenomorphic Contamination, Kabal, Marco plays in Devangelic and Interminable Corruption.

11.Posthuman Abomination comes out of Italy's brutal death metal scene what is your opinion of Italy's death metal scene over the years?
Lorenzo: When I was sixteen, one of the first bands that got me into Death Metal was a band called Electrocution, obviously Italian and they are still kicking ass. I think that Hour of Penance's Vile Conception helped pave the way for all the other Italian bands. A real breakthrough. Now in Italy there are a lot of Death Metal bands and the amazing thing is that it's difficult to find one that isn't great!
12.Who are your all-time favorite Italian brutal death metal bands? And are their any new bands you could recommend to the readers?
Max: Septycal Gorge, Putridity, Indecent Excision, Antropofagus, Demiurgon, Unbirth, Logic of Denial and many more.
Lorenzo: Hour Of Penance, Septycal Gorge, Putridity, Blasphemer, Unbirth, Demiurgon, just to name a few.

13.When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?
Max: I like to go to the football stadium and to drink a lot
Lorenzo: Retrogaming mostly on Commodore Amiga, reading, movies and shows binge watching and drink... a lot.

14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
Max and Lorenzo: Thanks for the support, see you soon and stay brutal forever.

                                                     Label  Contacts
                                                  http://www.comatosemusic.com/
                                               https://comatosemusic.bandcamp.com/
                                             https://www.facebook.com/Comatosemusiclabel

                                                    Band  Contacts
                                           https://www.facebook.com/Posthumanabomination/
                                        https://posthumanabomination.bandcamp.com/
                                        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClgzUXv8SV7pM8vq3wI_fFA

Thursday, 31 May 2018

THE WASTELANDS LIVE THIS SATURDAY ON CRANIUM RADIO!


The Wastelands debuts this Saturday on Cranium Radio @ 4pm-7pm EST (US)/9pm-12am UK. Cranium Radio is a multi-genre station and is the new home for The Wastelands. It makes sense as we share a similar vision and want to achieve the same goals.

I'll be returning to my role as The Wanderer and playing underground punk, hc, crust, d-beat, grindcore, thrash, death metal, skits, on air comedy, and sometimes selections from underground hip hop mixed with comedy and skits. 

The Wastelands:
https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_23.html
https://twitter.com/moshpunkvisionz

Airplay/shouts/on air promo: ancientvisionz@gmail.com

Cranium Radio Listening links:

http://craniumradio.com/

http://www.streamlicensing.com/play/player.php?sid=5860&stream_id=11617




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I'm also in the process of building with Cranium Radio to feature the staff as guests with myself and VX on Ancient Visionz Talk Radio. For those unfamiliar with Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, the show revolves around movies and music.

THE WASTELANDS RETURNS THIS WEEKEND ON A NEW HOME


The Wastelands has a new home and will return this Saturday @ 4pm-7pm EST (US)/9pm-12am UK. Ancient Visionz Talk Radio returns very soon. I've been working hard behind the scenes and building with like minded people that share my vision (no pun intended) for one underground. The frustration, stress, and wait was worth it to find the right place. 

Time to build y'all! Full details coming up today. The Wanderer is back. 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Skinless--Savagery cd {Relapse Records} posted by Patrick 5-20-18



Skinless--Savagery  cd {Relapse  Records}
New York's brutal death metal kings  Skinless are baack with their sixth full length release.Savagery is ten tracks of brutal,complex  brutal  death metal that is played with  both mid paced and some extremely  fast  patterns.The vocals  are a mix of low death metal growls and some heavier gruff  growls that are used in some of the songs.The drumming is tight and precise with  both fast,blasting drums and some slower,mid paced drum patterns.The guitars are played with a high level  of  skill and writing  ability.The guitarist can write and play both  some calm mid paced  guitars  that  do  speed up a  to a  faster and furious guitar patterns.If you  are a  fan of  Skinless's previous  releases  then do yourself a favor  and  be sure  to  pick up  a  copy of  Savagery  today.

                                                                  Label   Contact
                                                              https://store.relapse.com/
                                                            https://relapserecords.bandcamp.com/
                                                            https://twitter.com/relapserecords
                                                           https://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords
                                                               Band  Contacts
                                                            https://www.facebook.com/Skinless
                                                          https://skinless.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Posthuman Abomination--Transcending Embodiment cd {Comatose Music} done by Patrick posted on 5-13-18



Posthuman Abomination--Transcending  Embodiment  cd {Comatose  Music}
Transcending Embodiment is the debut release from Italy's  Posthuman Abomination.The debut features nine songs of bonecrushing slam death metal at it's  finest.The drums  are extremely tight with fast,blasting  drum patterns that rarely slow down.The drummer can play and write some fast patterns but does slow to a mid paced faster drum pattern in a few of the songs.The vocals are low and deep death metal growls that fit the music perfectly.The guitarist writes and performs some  extremely fast patterns and mixes in some well written and performed solo's throughout the songs.If you are a  fan of brutal slamming death metal then do yourself a favor and pick up  a  copy  of Transcending Embodiment  when it is released in June.

                                                                      Label  Contacts
                                                  http://www.comatosemusic.com/
                                             https://comatosemusic.bandcamp.com
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Friday, 13 April 2018

Interview with Widow’s Peak done by Patrick posted on 4-13-18





Interview with Widow’s Peak done by Patrick


1. Hello Please introduce you to the readers and how are things going in Canada this week?
Hey there, I'm Chris and I play guitar in Widow's Peak. Things in Canada are cold as fuck, as per usual. Other than that, life is good!

2. When did you first start listening to metal music? Who were the first bands you discovered?

I discovered extreme metal when I was 12 years old, and stumbled upon the Christian metalcore band Blessthefall. I fell in love with the sound of the vocals, and started diving into heavier bands immediately, eventually getting sucked into death metal by Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, and Job For A Cowboy.


3. When did you first meet the other members of the band and was it long before you started Widow's Peak? What is the current line up of the band?

I met Scott Cressman (guitar, vocals) in April of 2016, and we met at a lube-wrestling event. He defeated me, and then lost to Matt Yeomans (vocals) shortly thereafter, and then we found Mike Jones (bass) and Patricio Cereceda-Paulsen (drums) when they performed as a two-piece Aqua cover band.

4. Who would you say are Widow's Peak biggest influences?

Cannibal Corpse, Ingested, Meshuggah, Beyond Creation, and Cryptopsy. We like fast and heavy shit, for the most part, though we all like lots of music outside of metal, too.


5. Graceless is the debut CD release how long did it take the band to write the music for the debut?

About a year, we really took our time writing the EP. We weren't doing anything publicly as a band yet, so we had no reason to rush.

6. Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the band and what are some topics you wrote about on Graceless?

Matt and I both tag team the lyrics. The lyrics on Graceless are a little all over the place, but everything orbits around the idea of extreme violence. In CBT we wrote about genital mutilation, in Graceless we wrote about suicide. Really anything that strikes us as interesting is fair game when it comes to writing. We have some newer, unreleased songs that push things even further, which will be interesting to get out there.


7. I believe Graceless is self-released would you like to find a label to work with or do you prefer self releasing your music?

Yeah, Graceless is self-released. We're definitely open to working with a label, but obviously it's all about the details. Having some more money behind us to tour, record, and print merch would obviously be great, but I, personally, am a bit of a control freak, so it would have to be a careful balance. Any label that tries to tell us we can't spend our budget on Naked Kombat gambling rings is immediately off the list.

8. Does Widow's Peak play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows?

We hate recording! We're a live band through and through. In 2017 we played around Alberta quite a bit, and we're hoping to get even further away from home later this year. Back in September (I think?) we were fortunate enough to open for the mighty Archspire with Reaping Asmodeia, which was a real blast. We always have fun playing live, though, so it's hard to really single out our favourite moments. Our friend Adam from False Flag spread his asshole for a free shirt at our first show, though, so that might actually be our top moment so far.

9. Are there any tours or shows planned in support of Graceless? If yes where will the band be playing and who will you be sharing the stage with?

Yes, we'll be sharing the stage with Path To Extinction, Protosequence, Anti-Pattern, and Meggido on April 27th at Distortion here in Calgary. That's going to be the actual release show, and then we're working on some stuff for this summer. We'll be playing Calgary's first annual Decimate Metalfest in June, and Metallion Festival in August as well, which are going to be ragers.



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

Yeah, we have shirts, longsleeves, CDs, patches, and pins, which people can find on our Bandcamp page, or at our shows. Check it out here: https://wpdm.bandcamp.com/merch


11.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Canada? And are there any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

Well if we aren't just talking about metal, I'd have to say Matthew Good Band, Sarah McLachlan, and Rush. If we're talking metal, I'd say Cryptopsy, Exit Strategy, and Archspire. Up-and-coming bands that I have to mention are Anti-Pattern (insane instrumental tech), Protosequence (more dope ass tech), Apollyon (brutal death with some proggy feeling stuff) and Subsume (proggy crooning meets Tool-ish rhythms).

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

We go to a LOT of local shows. I check out 1-3 per week, and outside of that I mostly just play and teach guitar, collect records, and write music. The other guys are into nerd shit like World of Warcraft and anime, but not me. I'm cool. Same with Pat; he does Muay Thai and works out, so I stay on his good side.


13. Besides metal music do you or the other members listen to any other forms of underground music? If yes who are some of your favorite artists and bands?

Yeah, we love all kinds of music. I, personally, really like a band from BC called Snur. They're like weird Incesticide/Bleach-y Nirvana vibes, but more chaotic. There's also a band from Edmonton called The Wet Secrets that I'm really into, but I don't even know how to describe them.


14. Besides music we are big movie fans here do you enjoy watching movies? Do you have a favorite movie genre?

I don't have the attention span for visual media; I'm too squirmy. When I can force myself to get through it, I like horror movies though.


15. What are some of your all-time favorite movies?

August Underground, The Suicide Tourist, various documentaries on Boedil Joensen, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Evil Dead.

16. Who would you say are some of your favorite actresses and actors? Are there any directors you enjoy watching?

I like Lars Von Trier films, and the old Dogma 95 movement. I don't really have any favourite actors or actresses, though. Maybe guys like Diesel Washington, JJ Knight, and Carter Dane.


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

If anyone out there has seen a purple Tamagotchi on 17th Ave SW in Calgary, give me a call. My baby boy is probably cold, hungry, and needs to be changed. Trevor, if you're reading this: come home. Daddy misses you.

                                                                           Band  Contacts
                                                                   https://wpdm.bandcamp.com/releases
                                                                   https://www.facebook.com/widowspeakdm/

Friday, 6 April 2018

Interview with Sense Of Fear done by Patrick posted on 4-6-18



Interview with Sense Of Fear done by Patrick


1.Hello Please introduce yourself to the readers and how are things going in Greece this week?

Hello Patrick, my name is Ioannis and I am the founder and the one of the guitar players of Sense Of Fear. The things in Greece are tough. The entire world, I think, knows our financial problems and the difficulties in our country. But we are still strong and we are fighting.

2.When did you first start listening to rockNroll and heavy metal music? Who were the first bands you discovered?

I was 10 years old when I took in my hands the Metallica’s “Black Album” from my father and gave it a listen. I was thrilled from the first song, I remember. It was a very strong punch in my head and it still is ahhahha. My first beloved band was Iron Maiden.

3.When did you first meet the other members of the band and was it long before you started Sense Of Fear? What is the current lineup of the band?


The drummer of the band Markos is my brother so I know him from my first breath in this world ahahhahha. When I was 13 I met Themis in school and we became best friends. It took us only 6 months after our friendship to create our first band which called Holy Prophecy and renamed after 3 years into Sense Of Fear. Our current line up is Me and Themis on the guitars, Markos on drums, Dimitris on bass and Ilias on vox.

4.Who would you say are Sense Of Fear's biggest influences?


We have a big range of influences. Sure our biggest influences are Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Nevermore, Pantera but also from more extreme metal genres such as Thrash(Slayer, Anthrax, etc) and Black metal(Rotting Christ)

5.As The Ages Passing by is the band’s debut release how long did it take the band to write the music for the debut?


You will hear songs from 1998 till 2015 ahhahha. We create our first album with the thinking to show to the world also and the history of the band all these years.


6.Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the band and what are some topics you wrote about on As The Ages Passing By?


Me and Ilias are usually writing the lyrics. We write on how is our Perspective of the world and how we fight the daily difficulties and also about personal experiences and emotions.

7.Does Sense Of Fear play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows?


We play very often live shows because we love to put out all our energy from the album to our fans. It is very important for us. One of the most memorable shows was when we supported Warrel Dane in his solo career. We also played many Greek fests and we have supported many Greek big names.

8.Are there any tours or shows planned in support of As The Ages Passing By?If yes where will the band be playing and who will you be sharing the stage with?


We will tour in many cities here in Greece like Ioannina, Athens, Thessalonikh, Larisa, Agrinio, Trikala. The most of the shows are Headline but in some cities we will share the stage with big names from Greece.

9.Besides the As The Ages Passing By release does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers? If yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?


Will be available for the audience T-shirts and zipp jackets but after the release of the album. Everyone can purchase these items from our official web site and from our page in Facebook.

10.Sense Of Fear comes out of the Greek heavy metal scene what is your opinion of Greece's heavy metal scene?


Today the Greek scene is stronger than ever. There are plenty of good bands here in Greece which are more than worth hearing.

11.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Greece? And are there any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?


My all-time favorites are Rotting Christ, Firewind, Innerwish, Diviner, Conviction. You can also check Night Threat, Exile Of Heaven, Meden Agan, Dark nightmare, Ragenheart. They are all great bands.

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


Usually I am practicing in my guitar which is something I love to do but with my job and my family I have not a lot of free time. Of course I am listening music from the time I am awake till I go to sleep again ahhahhah.

13.Besides metal music do you or the other members listen to any other forms of underground music?If yes who are some of your favorite artists and bands?

Well I love Metal music and I am looking always for new bands but as a guitar player I like to experiment to other music genres such as blues, jazz, funk, soul, Latin etc.

14.Besides music we are big movie fans here do you enjoy watching movies? Do you have a favorite movie genre?


I am also big fan of films and series. I love films like Lord Of The Rings, all Marvel and DC movies, funny and comedies of course and I am big big fan of Game Of Thrones and Walking Dead.

15.What are some of your all-time favorite movies?


Lord Of The Rings without thinking twice ahhahha

16.Who would you say are some of your favorite actresses and actors? Are there any directors you enjoy watching?


My favorite actors and actresses are Colin Farrell, Vin Diesel, Orlando Bloom, Scarlett Johansson, Sarliz Theron and many more, as for directors Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson and others.

17.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 here, I hope everyone will pleased with our album cause it has a lot to say, Stay Metal!!!

                                                       Band  Contacts
                                                https://www.facebook.com/senseoffearband
                                                https://www.reverbnation.com/senseoffear

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Jungle Rot--What Horrors Await reissue {Victory Records} posted on 4-5-18 done by Patrick


Jungle Rot--What  Horrors Await  re-issue {Victory Rec.}

Wisconsin's legendary Jungle Rot  will be  re-releasing  their  fifth cd  through Victory Rec.What Horrors Await  was originally released in 2009 and contains fourteen songs of old school death metal greatness.The guitars  are played with alot of  skill and well performed patterns mainly played  with mid paced  guitar passages  but does speed up to a faster and heavier guitar style within some of the songs.The drums  are done with heavy mid paced style.The  drummer does play  some well written and performed  mid paced drums and does play some add some faster drums are played throughout the songs.The vocals are  old school death metal growls  with some  gruff  type growls and screams entertwined  within the music.If you  are a  fan of Jungle Rot i highly  recomend  picking up a  copy  of  What Horrors Await and if you are new to  Jungle Rot and enjoy  high quality old school death metal then be sure to pick this  release up today and lok for the  bands past releases  all are very good.

                                                                  Label  Contacts
                                                         http://www.victoryrecords.com/
                                                       https://www.facebook.com/VictoryRecords
                                                           https://twitter.com/victoryrecords

                                                                   Band  Contacts
                                                            http://www.jungle-rot.com/
                                                         https://www.facebook.com/igotjunglerot