Friday, 21 September 2018


Mosh only tomorrow, and by that, I mean the following: grindcore, crust grind, fastcore pv, grind pv, hc, hc punk, crust, dbeat, brutal dm, slam, old school dm, dm, metallic hc, nyhc, heavy hc. 

Live tomorrow from 4pm-8pm EST/9pm-1am UK on the link below.



Monday, 17 September 2018


Hey folks, there are some new banners and flyers coming for the site, which I've needed for so long, and they will be ready in October/November. In the meantime, I'm working on an alternative DIY version, which will probably look like it came from 1 dollar studios. 

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Sunday, 16 September 2018


Every Saturday on Cranium Radio from 4pm-8pm EST (US)/9pm-1am UK.


Featured in this episode: Doom, Doom Rock, Blues, Americana, Dark Country, Desert Rock, Metallic HC, NYHC, HC Punk, HC, Brutal DM, DM, Old School DM, Crust Punk, D-Beat, Fastcore/PV, & more!

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        Black Moth - Istra (5:18)
        Lucette - Muddy Water (2:33)
        The Quaker City Night Hawks - Some of Adams Blues (5:25)
        Brant Bjork - Boogie Woogie on Your Brain (3:25)
        The American Spirit - Sons Daughters (4:02)
        Magic Circle - Scream Evil (6:09)
Dysentery - Paranoid Division (2.21)
Brodequin - Flow of Maggots (2.57)
DISSENTER - Mournful Altar (3.38)
Hour of Penance - Spears Of Sacred Doom (3.22)
Injury Deepen - Throne of Mangled Flesh (2.54)
First Blood - Enemy (2.32)
Sinister Purpose - Man Of Sin (2.59)
 Bastardator - Pillars Of Oppression (4.04)
Bottled Up - Distraught (0.47)
GOD MOTHER - The Guilt (1:51)
        CORPSE - Dead Languages (0:38)
        Cast to Wolves - Cage (1:47)
        Kürøishi - Save yourself (2:56)
        Doom Siren - State Of The Union (3:09)
        COAGULA - NONE BELOW (2:19)
        SARKAST - Plastination (2:40)
        Lurker - Eternal Sleep (0:52)
        Bridge Burner - Open Hand / Iron Fist (1:41)
        Angustia - Corazon rebelde (1:30)
        Integrity - Abraxas Annihilation (2:17)
        Queensway - Return to Dirt (2:49)
        Terror - The Walls Will Fall (1:42)
        RITUAL BLADE - Cold Hands (1:34)
        Tragic Life - Ripped Apart (4:20)
        Prowl - Warfare's Pace (4:30)
        NUISIBLE - Swarm as King (3:09)
        Destierro - La soga (2:13)
        No Statik - Mysterious To Ourselves (2:16)
        Night Witch - Grow Up (0:56)
        Brännmärkt - Levande lögn (1:26)
        Therapy - Place for Us (1:06)

Saturday, 15 September 2018


The Wastelands airs today with another live episode featuring the usual mix of comedy and mosh. Today, the show warms up for the first hr with blues, doom, dark country, and americana before transitioning to the extreme styles.

Every Saturday on Cranium Radio from 4pm-8pm EST (US)/9pm-1am UK.

Featured today: Blues, Americana, Dark Country, Doom, Traditional Heavy Metal, HC, Metallic HC, NYHC, HC Punk, Crust Punk, D-Beat, Death Metal, Old School DM, Thrash, The Predator movie review, skits, comedy, & more!



Friday, 14 September 2018


1. How would you describe your music? 

Francis Cassol – to be honest, it’s not an easy task to describe Worldwide Panic’s music, because it sounds unique. But if we would put a label on it, I think it could be described as heavy metal mixed with hard rock with elements of Nu Metal and Industrial Metal.

2. What gave you the idea for the EP/LP title?

- Lane “Well the EP title has not been announced just yet.  But if you want an exclusive it will be called “The You In Me”.

Right now were are promoting, “Party” our new single and video and our tour with Flaw and Smile Empty Soul”.

3. Do you all work together on the writing process?

-Lane  “It depends.  Most of the time I construct the structure of the song and my guitarist come to my place and add harmonies and leads.”

4. How much time to do you take record songs?

-Lane “It is not like we have a timer running.  I mean every song is different.  There are some that just flow and there are some that have endless rewrites and then they are some that get scrapped entirely.  We put love into all of our final products and nothing I or we do is rushed”.

5. Does this release differ to past EP/LPS?

-Lane “Well this is our first foray as a band.  We really put everything we had into this song and video for our latest single, Party and we hope you enjoy.”

6. Do you like to change it up for each release with lyrical themes?

- Lane “This song in particular deals with addiction and hopefully sheds some light on a taboo subject”.

7. Where do you draw your influences and inspirations from?

-Lane “Real life. We don’t dwell in fantasy all our songs are about things we have experienced in life”.

8. What has been the most enjoyable thing you have done as a musician/singer?

FC – There are many, but personally I would say recording in Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind, in the Blind Guardian studio, playing on Dani Löeble’s (from Helloween) drum kit. Number two would probably be playing with Paul DiAnno (former Iron Maiden) at the Motorcycle Rock Cruise.

9. What do you feel is biggest challenge going forward with your career?

FC – The hardest thing, in my opinion, is building a solid fan base. You can put out the best album ever, do the coolest videos and photos, but without a fan base, it’s all worthless. Once you work yourself up, by keeping your mistakes to a minimum and working hard by touring and recording, things can start happening.




1. How would you describe your music?

Steven: I would describe it as a blend of numerous pop-punk bands from the 2000s. Green Day, Blink 182, Yellowcard, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore and All Time Low are all bands that our sound has drawn comparisons to.

Spasimir: I’d like to add on to Steven’s answer that vocally our music is similar to a lot of current pop artists like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran as well.

John: Yeah what they said.

Chris: Ditto.

2. What gave you the idea for the LP title?

John: “Dangerous Ambitions” the song is one of the older songs on the album and I remember kinda wanting to continue building around that idea and exploring different aspects of it when it came to writing the other songs on the album. So it made sense for the title of the album to be “Dangerous Ambitions” or a lyric from it.

3. Do you all work together on the writing process?
Steven: To a degree. Certain parts of the song, mainly the instrumental side of things are done when all of us get together and jam everything out. Other times I’ve made full band demos out of John’s acoustic songs and in those, I incorporate my own ideas. The lyrics, chords and vocal melodies are written by John beforehand.

4. How much time to do you take record songs?

Spasimir: Once we figure out all of the parts of a song, recording a demo can take around 2-3 days, mostly because we have to coordinate times when everyone is free. Recording all the songs on our newest album in the studio took us about 1 month.

5. Does this release differ to past EP/LPS?

Steven: It does 100%. Our sound has matured so much since our first album release Broken, Not Beaten in 2015. The songs themselves are stronger, there are stronger guitar parts and our producer Anton DeLost was able to help bring our new songs a step further with his musical wisdom.

John: I think it builds upon what the first 2 records started. The music has evolved but I don’t think many of our fans will be wishing for us to go back to our earlier sound since there haven’t really been any drastic changes and the sound has sort of just naturally grown on its own. 

6. Do you like to change it up for each release with lyrical themes?

John: Yeah I like to have each record be a reflection of my life at that particular point in time so I think naturally the lyrical themes will sort of change, but some of them will probably carry over since each new record is like a continuation of the story that was told in the previous one.

7. Where do you draw your influences and inspirations from?

Steven: We’re inspired by a lot of different artists from a bunch of genres. Green Day, Blink 182, Linkin Park, Yellowcard, Taylor Swift, and Paramore are just a few names that have inspired our music in some way, with various levels between the groups.

Spasimir: For me, in particular, I also get inspired by bands and artists from a lot of other styles as well. Definitely one of my top inspirations are Travis Barker (Blink-182) and Tre Cool (Green Day) but I also look up the drummers like Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Dream Theater, Rush and The Beatles.

John: Green Day was an early influence and was kind of the gateway to this world for me. Taylor Swift is another one and I think she’s influenced the way I think about my lyrics and write my melodies more than anyone else. All Time Low, Yellowcard, Paramore, and Tonight Alive are other big ones for me.

Chris: Green Day, Jonathan Coulton, Jun Senoue, The Beatles, Ninja Sex Party, those are all just for me really.  You may notice that only one of those artists is really guitar-skill heavy, and well, that’s because I initially wanted to do the whole “lead singer/rhythm guitar” thing, so I’m sort of re-classing slowly but surely right now into the lead guitar role.

8. What has been the most enjoyable thing you have done as a musician/singer?

Spasimir: Playing shows to good crowds and touring I would say are the most enjoyable things for me. Our recent tour that we did to promote our new album is probably some of the most fun I’ve had as a musician. We met a lot of great people along the way and got a lot of experience out of it.

John: Writing songs and improving as a songwriter probably.

Chris: What they said.

9. What do you feel is the biggest challenge going forward with your career?

Spasimir: I think finding a good management and getting noticed by a good label are the two biggest challenges that we will face.

John: I think right now a challenge in my opinion is just getting more people to listen to our original music and erase the notion that we’re just a YouTube cover band.

Chris: Also what they said.

The official music video for "Soundtrack" from our upcoming album "Dangerous Ambitions". 

Stream it on Spotify: 
Download it: or 

Director & Editor Miguel Barbosa 
Produced by Anton DeLost 


Monday, 10 September 2018


Press release courtesy of Tag Publicity
August 21, 2018 - Tennessee Hard Rock Band THE DARKEST HEARTS has released the official lyric video for their single, "Mississippi Devil." Created by Brad Owens of Snake Productions, "Mississippi Devil" grew legs and gained traction with Spotify in Europe with little promotion.

1. How would you describe your music?

TDH: Our music is a combination of rock/blues/punk/metal and all sorts of flavor portions from different styles and memories from each of us.

2. What gave you the idea for the EP/LP title?

TDH: Luke and Kramedj both had some unfinished song ideas as well as some finished songs that had never been released. The loose ends portion of the name came from those unfinished songs that were brought to the table. The ashes part came from the two songs that were not released prior to the two beginning the journey of writing together for the EP.

3. Do you all work together on the writing process?

TDH: The writing process is dependent on who had the idea to start. Whoever begins the process has the final say on that particular song. We all have our own view of how songs should go. It just depends on who comes to the table with a new idea.

4. How much time to do you take record songs?

TDH: As long as it takes to get the sound we are looking for. 

5. Does this release differ to past EP/LPS?

TDH: Yes, the release of “Mississippi Devil” was a single release. Mostly like a foreshadowing of the LP to come.

6. Do you like to change it up for each release with lyrical themes?

TDH: The changes are just based on each song. The music of each of the songs gives us a feeling and that feeling is what tells Kramedj how the lyrics should go.

7. Where do you draw your influences and inspirations?

TDH: Our influences are not just something that one person has. Each of us comes to the table with our own set of influences and inspirations. The combination of all of our individual influences is how we get our signature sound. 

8. What has been the most enjoyable thing you have done as a musician/singer?

TDH: Working together with all of the most talented musicians is the dream that we all look for as artists.

9. What do you feel is biggest challenge going forward with your career?

TDH: The biggest challenge is getting our music out to people and not getting lost in the shuffle of all the things that are pushed out to people by the machine that tells us what to listen to and what to watch and what to like. We are all individuals and we have our own ideas of what is good and what is not. Having the chance to get it out and let it be received.

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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Interview with Mutilated By Zombies done by Patrick posted on 9-9-18

Interview with Mutilated By Zombies done by Patrick

1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers? How are things going in Iowa these days?

We are a 3 piece death metal band from Dubuque. Things are going great in Iowa, lots of awesome music coming out of the state and we're happy to be a part of the scene.

2.When did you first start listening to metal music and who were the first bands you listened to?Who are some of your current favorite bands?

Josh: Around age 9 or 10 my father had a compilation cd that featured the band Helmet. I was drawn to the distorted guitars and heavy hitting drums. I'd say that was what started me down the left hand path. Jason: My mom got me listening to stuff like Skid Row super young but I never got into the more extreme side of metal until I was in highschool. Greg: I was roughly 15 when I started to listen to metal music, on a regular basis, the likes of Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Pantera/Damageplan and The Black Dahia Murder. Current favorites include Aeon, Soreption, Soilwork, Dying Fetus and Alterbeast.

3.When did you first meet the other members of the band and was it long before you all started Mutilated By Zombies?
Josh: Jason and I met freshman year in highschool and jammed frequently over the years for fun but it wasn't until after highschool that MBZ was concieved. We met Greg almost a year later and have been playing together for about 10 years.

4.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard Mutilated By Zombies how would you best describe the bands music?

Josh DeMuth: Guitar/Vocals. Jason Guler: Bass. Greg Mueller: Drums. Our music could be described as traditional American death metal although we try to keep things fresh and blend more modern elements. This might appeal to fans of Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and Dying Fetus

5.Scripts Of Anguish is the bands third full length release which will be released through Redefining Darkness Rec. when did you and the band first come in contact with this label?

We came into contact with RDR just this year. Our friend Steve Joh had been helping us since the beginning of this album, he shopped it around once it was finished and we were lucky enough to catch the interest of Thomas at Redefining Darkness Records.

6.Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything?How long does it usually take to complete one song?
Generally we all have input during the writing process. Sometimes one member will bring a full song to the table, usually Greg haha, other times we collectively build the song together feeding off of each others ideas. It could take days or it could take weeks to complete a song.

7.Besides the upcoming Scripts Of Anguish release are the bands previous releases still availible for the readers to purchase?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise availible for the readers if yes what is availible and where can the readers buy it?

Unfortunately our first full length "Better Off A Corpse" has sold out of the small amount we had pressed and it is very unlikely that we will ever get more. Our second full length "Cymatics Of Death" and our 2015 EP " Decimation Sentence" can both be found on our bandcamp at We will have new T-shirts and physical copies of "Scripts Of Anguish" in October that will be available at our shows, of course the album can be pre-ordered at For readers who are interested in shirts or cds can also email us at

8.Has the band gotten to play live very often over the years or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?

We have played countless shows over the years and have shared the stage with so many talented artists, death metal or otherwise. As much as we love being in the studio, our favorite is playing live shows and connecting with people through music. Some of our most memorable shows have been with Macabre in Minnesota, with Jungle Rot at a smaller venue in Illinois, and of course some wild hometown gigs right here in Dubuque!

9.Are their any upcoming shows or tours planned in support of the new release? If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?

9. Yes, we are hitting the road in October with Begat The Nephilim (NH) and Abolishment Of Flesh (TX) for the Blasphemy Of Mutilated Flesh North American Tour. Catch us on these dates at a venue near you!

10/10 Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge

10/11 Chicago, IL @ The Cobra Lounge

10/12 Sioux Falls, SD @ Biggs Bar

10/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

10/15 Bend, OR @ 3rd St. Pub

10/16 Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club

10/17 Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut

10/19 San Diego, CA @ Space Bar

10/20 Tucson, AZ @ House of Bards
10/21 El Paso, TX @ Rock House Pub

10/24 Laredo, TX @ The Cold Brer

10/26 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

10.Mutilated By Zombies comes out of Iowa's death metal scene what is your opinion of the scene in Iowa?

The death metal scene in Iowa isn't exactly the biggest but the support that comes with it is massive. There are great death metal bands in the state and the fans are amazing. I think we are the only death metal band in Dubuque but we have a very loyal following that come to each show we play here and for that we are very thankful.

11.Who are some of your all-time favorite bands coming out of Iowa and are their any new bands you could recomend to the readers?

Aside from the obvious Slipknot, who did influence us from early ages, there are some excellent bands from Iowa that are killing it. Our hometown friends Telekinetic Yeti are making waves in the stoner doom scene, having toured with bands like Weedeater and Truckfighters as well as opening a few dates with Black Label Society. Green Death out of Des Moines are another great band who have an album coming out on Combat Records. Other favorites from Iowa include The Rising Plague, Cranial Decay, Closet Witch, Dredge, Aseethe, Dryad and Hexuss.

12.What does underground metal mean to you?

To us, underground means music that would never get proper radio play, bands that you won't see playing the bigger venues or casinos in fear that it would drive the "regular" people away. Music that goes against the mainstream that most people are fed on a daily basis. This is the underground, the extreme.

13.Considering the band name i would guess the members of the band are big zombie and horror movie fans.What are some of your all-time favorite horror,zombie movies? And what do you feel makes a good horror movie?

Although the band name suggest otherwise, we aren't huge fans of zombie culture. Of course we love some of the classics like Night Of The Living Dead and even horror comedies like The Return Of The Living Dead installments but these haven't been a big drive for the band. The name was merely an outlandish pick that we knew no one else had and would stick out like a sore thumb. Collectively we do love horror in general, some favorite movies/series include Creepshow, Fright Night, Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Lord Of Illusions and Tales From The Crypt. To us, what makes a good horror movie is gore, good story line and an unsuspecting twist. Speaking of horror movies, be on the look out for a film featuring yours turely called "Death To Metal" by Tim Connery, who directed our music video for "Instructions For Death" which you can watch here:

14.Who are some of your all-time favorite actresses and actors? Are their any directors you enjoy watching?

Tough question! No particular actors or actresses come to mind but as far as directors, we like James Wan a lot, The Conjuring and Insidious installments were great. Eli Roth and of course legends like George A. Romero, John Carpenter and Wes Craven. We also really enjoy Stephen King and Clive Barker film adaptions.

15.Besides horror,suspense do you watch any other movie genres if yes what is your favorite genre and movies?

Comedy and Action are always fun! Non horror favorites include Ghostbusters 1 & 2, Terminator 1 & 2, Total Recall, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Airheads, Wayne's World and Forrest Gump.

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

16. Thank you for having us! To conclude this interview we would like to remind you all that our album "Scripts Of Anguish" will be out on October 5th via Redefining Darkness Records, pre-order the album

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Featured in this episode: Traditional Heavy Metal, Doom, Stoner Rock, Blues, Brutal DM, DM, Old School DM, Crust Punk, DBeat, Crust Grind, HC Punk, skits, comedy, and more!


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        Substratum - Who Am I (4:24)

        Crimson Devils - Captain Walker (3:19)

        Hair of the Dog - Gypsy Eyes (4:30)

        Disrule - Thousand Yard Stare (2:24)

        The Neptune Power Federation - Opium Den (3:49)

        Kroh - Moriah (7:15)

        Conan - Every Man Is An Enemy (6:46)

        Arc of Ascent - Eye of Sages (7:10)

        Druid Lord - Evil That Haunts This Ground (7:01)

        Monstrosity - Solar Vacuum (3:44)

Gravehuffer - Powers That Be (3.10)

        Siege Of Power - Bulldozing Skulls (2:59)

        Deliverance - Center of It All (3:42)

        Krawg - Harvesting the Swine (4:17)

        Krisiun - Electricide (4:04)

        Psychotomy - Witness Of Void (4:34)

        DESCENT - CHAMELEON (2:11)

        Amelus - Fathers From The Dead (3:51)

        Coldworker - The Machine (3:10)

        Deformatory - Oracles of Perdition (4:53)

        Putrefied Cadaver - Exhausted Mind (1:46)

        Vomit Remnants - Extinction of Worthless Humanity (4:58)

        Cut Up - Cranium Crusher (3:14)

        Disparaged - Those Marked by the Beast (4:50)

        Gnash - Debt Slave (3:18)

        Horde Casket - Planetary Obliteration (2:25)

        Maat - The Path (3:47)

        Mithras - On Strange Loops (7:38)

        Sewercide - Infinifixion (4:49)

        Volturyon - Cocoon (3:52)

Gravehuffer – Your fault (4.05)

        bring to ruin-economist pyschopath (3:51)

Aüralskit - Hata Utan Anledning (2.24)

        Calloused - Mind To Waste (2:13)

Gravehuffer - No Boundaries No Borders (5.43)

        Misantropic - Raise the gallows (2:37)

        Extinction Of Mankind - reality bullshit (2:21)

        Driller Killer - Wanna Be's (1:50)

        GEIGER COUNTER - Execution (1:42)

        californiagoodbye - Bread in the mud (1:00)

Saturday, 8 September 2018


The Wastelands is back today with another live episode on Cranium Radio. Mosh and the usual comedy ensues. See you there! 

Every Saturday on Cranium Radio from 4pm-8pm EST (US)/9pm-1am UK.

Featured today: Traditional Heavy Metal, Doom, Stoner Rock, Blues, Brutal DM, DM, Old School DM, Crust Punk, DBeat, Crust Grind, HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Heavy HC,  NYHC, skits, comedy, and more!


Friday, 7 September 2018

Boethia--Celestial Gateway cd,cassette {Camo Pants Rec./Rotted Life Rec.} posted on 9-7-18 posted by Patrick

Boethia--Celestial Gateway cd,cassette {Camo Pants Rec./Rotted Life Rec.}
California's Boethia return with a brand new six song EP titled Celestial Gateway that will be released on both cd and cassette.The new EP. finds the duo of Derek{bass and drums and Sean{vocals and guitars} playing solid form of death metal.The music is mainly performed in the mid paced range of death metal with some faster passages played throughout the songs.Sean handles the vocals for the band and does a good job of old school,low death growls and some screams.Sean also takes care of the guitars and does a good job of writing and creating some very memorable guitar passages.Derek handles the drums for the band and plays a very unique and straight forward drumming style.The drums are mainly played with mid paced drum patterns but do speed up for a faster pace in a few of the songs.If you are a fan of Boethia's previous full length then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of the new EP.when it is released and if you are a new listener then expect nothing but a great release of unique and solid death metal.

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