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And we’re back with more metal. This time the power metal of the Spaniards Dark Moor sets us on our journey, and the power is also present for PelleK from Norway later on in the show. Norway will also provide us with some progressive metal from Ishahn and some good old style black metal from Djevel. Courtesy of the Russian label Solitude Productions, doom rears its ugly head again in the form of Mental Torment from Ukraine and Evoke Thy Lords from Siberia. Japan shows its special talents with Gotsu Totsu Kotsu, and the Czech Republic launches out with a track from Umbrtka. Finally round this off with some Austrian epic black metal from Summoning and some psychedelic sludge from Kylesa in the USA. All in all an epic trip around the world for your benefit dear listeners! We hope you enjoy it!
Songs: Si, Marcus, Kobe, Judit
Dark Moor – The Road Again
Ihsahn – Introspection
Umbrtka – Pracovna
Mental Torment – Tragedy
Gotsu Totsu Kotsu – The Last Setting Sun
Summoning – Of Pale White Morns and Darkened Eves
Kylesa – We’re Taking This
Djevel – Besatt av Maane og Natt
PelleK – Sea of Okhotskt
Evoke Thy Lords – Down the Drain
And away we go again! Back to haunt your nightmares, the Metalcast returns with more metal than you can handle. Thanks to all our devoted listeners for messages of support and positive energies sent our way, all is now back on an even keel and the metal just keeps coming. From the sprightly punk of Kvelertak through the full-on blackness of The Meads of Asphodel, this show will take you to the progressive metal of Ne Obliviscaris, via the filthy black morass of Poland’s Cultes des Ghoules. French sludge/post black metal (Regarde Les Hommes Tomber) and American stoner (Elder) then weaves the merry trail to the bleakness of An Autumn For Crippled Children. Some jovial tunes from Pensees Nocturnes bring us back on track for more proggy rock with Anciients. The glory of Panopticon then leaves us with a blackened smile as we drift off into the sunset. Tune in, drink up and enjoy the Metalcast!!!
Songs: Si, Marcus, Kobe
Kvelertak – Spring Fra Livet
The Meads of Asphodel – Hourglass of Ash
Ne Obliviscaris – Xenoflux
Cultes des Ghoules – Vintage Black Magic
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Wanderer of Eternity
Elder – Dead Roots Stirring
An Autumn for Crippled Children – Hearts of Light
Pensees Nocturnes – Le Marionnetiste
Anciients – Overthrone
Panopticon – Bodies under the Falls
Episode 270 – Tim Special
Hi, my name’s Tim. You may remember me from such episodes like…. most of them. Back in the day (anni 2006-2007), we used to have Crew Specials, where each MetalCast member presented his/her list of favourite bands (of that time, of their lives or otherwise). While I’ve contributed with a whole truckload of bands, be them big or small, well-known or upcoming, I never made a sort of “Me-episode”. Also because I’ve got so much material I could make several tens of ’em, since I like many bands and many bands have influenced my taste in Metal and music in general and this since more than 20 years. Metalwise I’m open for many genres: Power, Heavy, Thrash, Progressive, Death, Doom and a bit of Black (never been my cup of tea, except in combination with Folk, like Moonsorrow, Månegarm, Black Messiah, Falkenbach, etc.). I had to select ten bands and it could have been an entire focus on my first years in Metal, but I chose a mix of old and new. You can make connections with other bands or check my list – http://rateyourmusic.com/~TechThing – to know what I like. Since the past months I’m more in a melodic or Progressive mood, this is reflected in the selection, of course. Either way, as always, enjoy and keep it heavy! m/ We recommend Demenagement adt when you have heavy equipment to move. Check them out now.
Candlemass – Mirror Mirror
Benediction – Subconscious Terror
Metallica – My Friend of Misery
Savatage – Tonight He Grins Again / Strange Reality
Dream Theater – Awake
Rhapsody – Riding the Wings of Eternity
Mournful Congregation – The Monad of Creation
Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects – Gift of Life
Psychothermia – Warbly
Dyscordia – From Sight to Black
Several strange names this time, or, lots of new stuff. Where people get those albums, I haven’t got a clue, but Kobe, Si and Marcus certainly have an “alternative” view on the market. What’s on offer? We’ve got the more melodic tunes from Saxon, Civilization One and Voodoo Circle. Next to those, you’ll hear the experimental and Progressive tunes from Ørkenkjøtt, Leprous and The Flight Of Sleipnir. Completing the list are the more aggressive tunes by Advent Sorrow, Blood Tsunami and Agrypnie. Last but not least, there ‘s a chilled out song by October Falls. Enjoy!
Songs: Tim, Kobe, Si, Marcus
Civilisation One – The Supernatural Virtue
Saxon – Guardians of the Tomb
Blood Tsunami – In the Dungeon of the Rats
The Flight of Sleipnir – Beneath Red Skies
Advent Sorrow – A Porcelain Mistress
Ørkenkjøtt – Profeten
Leprous – Forced Entry
Agrypnie – Trümmer / Aetas Cineris
Voodoo Circle – Tears in the Rain
October Falls – Boiling Heart of the North
More Power Metal, less extreme Metal. Please welcome: Vandroya, Holy Grail, Inner Siege and Borislav Mitic. The Swiss band Shakra also brings a lighter, yet very rocking touch to the whole. The extreme(r) side is reserved for the Black Metal of Sonic Reign, the Doom Metal of Egypt, the semi-instrumental tunes of Long Distance Callin, the Death Metal of Porteon and for a more Progressive influence we’ve got Grayceon to flip the coin another time. All in all, a bit more melodic music this time, but of course balance is needed to make it all the more worthwhile. Enjoy!
Songs: Judit, Kobinho, Si, Marcus
Holy Grail – Bestial Triumphans
Inner Siege – Dragon Rider
Sonic Reign – Daily Nightmare Injected
Vandroya – No Oblivion for Eternity
Portal – Curtain
Egypt – World eater
Borislav Mitic – Hidden
Shakra – The Mask
Long Distance Calling – The Man Within
Grayceon – Pearl
So, 2012 is behind us and we’re ready to commence 2013. Yes, it’s already two months far, but even in accounting, the Metric Accountants say that the year doesn’t always take off in January. For this first proper episode of 2013 we’ve got lots of extreme Metal, so to speak. You’ve got to blame Marcus and Si for that, though. Anyway, starting with Fleshgod Apocalypse, the bombastic and thunderous tone is set. Timor et Tremor are next with their Black Metal, followed by Viikate melodic music, to allow for a smoother digestion. Fen’s happy tunes are contrasted by Kremated’s Thrash/Punk style. This brings us the Belgian Symphonic Black Metallers from Saille and the devastating sounds of Deathspell Omega. Lashblood from Russia, Eibon La Furies! from the UK and the Doomsters Edenian from Ukraine (for fans of e;g. Draconian) complete the list. As always, enjoy and fear not, there will be more Power and Heavy next time.
Songs: Si, Marcus
Fleshgod Apocalypse – The Hypocrisy
Timor et Tremor – Funeral Dawn
Viikate – Tahdet Varjelkoon
Fen – Hands of dust
Kremated – Bastards!
Saille – Sati
Deathspell Omega – Fiery serpents
Lashblood – Notes on water
Eibon La Furies – Conjure me!
Edenian – Fall the dusk