15 episodes

On the Rocks is a perfect mix of rock 'n' roll and pop culture banter, all from the fan's perspective. Pour yourself a glass and join Super Metal World writer Mark Radlund for some action-packed conversations.

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    • Music Commentary

On the Rocks is a perfect mix of rock 'n' roll and pop culture banter, all from the fan's perspective. Pour yourself a glass and join Super Metal World writer Mark Radlund for some action-packed conversations.

    Alex Hek | Guitarist of Altostratus

    Alex Hek | Guitarist of Altostratus

    Complete the Connection



    In February of 2020, Altostratus released their debut full-length album, Complete the Connection. Alex Hek plays guitar for the progressive metal quartet based out of the United Kingdom.



    Altostratus first appeared in 2015, impressing many within the U.K. metal scene. Alex Hek and his cohorts provide listeners with a perfect blend of heavy-based riffs, headbanging grooves, and atmospheric vibes.



    Hek joins Mark Radlund to discuss Altostratus’ song writing process without a vocalist, progressive metal inspirations, and the rich music culture of England. Hek also discusses Oasis, playing in a wedding band, and the ever-sustaining popularity of “Mr. Brightside” in the U.K.



    We also discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on their band’s upcoming schedule and music world as a whole.



    Featured Tracks



    “Hosnian Prime”“Persea Americana”“Zephyr”“Starlight”









    Follow Altostratus on their website, YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can listen to their new album Complete the Connection on their website, Apple Music, or on Spotify.







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    • 1 hr 1 min
    10 Recommendations for your Quarantine

    10 Recommendations for your Quarantine

    Quarantine Entertainment



    The COVID-19 virus has put a damper on the world’s social lives. Chances are, you will be stuck at home for the time being. To avoid sheer boredom, we have provided you with 10 recommendations to help pass the time during your quarantine.



    This episode, Mark Radlund is joined Ty of Super Metal World Podcast, in a collective effort to provide you with entertainment. These recommendations include everything from classic movies, YouTube channels, video games, books, and pets.



    Stay safe and hunker down, friends.



    Mark’s Top 5



    Guitar Hero Fargo Rock City by Chuck KlostermanDig! SuccessionAlmost Famous









    Ty’s Top 5



    Animal Crossing: New HorizonYouTube series: Good Mythical Morning, Joe Rogan Experience, and First We FeastKingkiller ChroniclesHome gym programHanging out with your pet













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    Also, make sure to subscribe to Super Metal World on Apple Podcasts, follow on Spotify, or anywhere you consume podcasts.



    Super Metal World is on all major social media: Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.



    Find us both on supermetalworld.com!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Nirvana talk with tribute band Nivrana

    Nirvana talk with tribute band Nivrana

    Authentic Nirvana Tribute



    Tom and Taylor perform as Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in the premiere Nirvana tribute band, Nivrana. For years Nivrana has celebrated the music of the grunge legends, boasting a live set that includes a variety of tracks from the band’s catalog. Whether they are performing hits off Nevermind, deep cuts from Bleach, or the band’s iconic MTV Unplugged set, Nivrana is a “can’t miss” opportunity for fans.



    Nirvana is arguably one of the greatest bands of all-time, led by one of the most polarizing singer/songwriters. Though unfortunately short, the band has an fascinating story. A meteoric rise cut short in the prime of its career. Nirvana’s backstory and aftermath is full of interesting “What ifs,” making for a great conversation.



    This episode, Tom and Taylor discuss with Mark Radlund how they pay homage to their favorite band. They will tell you first hand, it is more than playing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and wearing flannels. We also dive into the documentaries Montage of Heck and Soaked in Bleach, the band’s recent reunion performances, Novoselic and Dave Grohl’s careers post-Nirvana, and visiting Cobain’s memorial bench in Seattle.



    If you are a fan of Nirvana or the grunge era in general, you won’t want to miss this episode. Check out everything Nivrana on their website, Facebook, and while you’re at it, book them for an upcoming gig.







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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Inside the Music Industry with Eric Alper

    Inside the Music Industry with Eric Alper

    A Veteran Behind the Scenes



    Eric Alper is a veteran, well-respected publicist in the music industry. For over twenty years, Alper has worked with titans in the business including Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Snoop Dogg, and Nickelback. Additionally, the Toronto native is a writer, Sirius XM Canada host, and boasts an engaging Twitter account.



    This episode, Eric Alper joins Mark Radlund to discuss his journey, the current state of music, and behind the scenes stories. Alper also discusses Billboard’s controversial “Top Rock Songs of the Decade” list and gives his take on Nickelback. Do they deserve all the hate they’ve received in recent years?




    The top rock songs of the decade See the full chart here: https://t.co/PdKH4WXrSq pic.twitter.com/Qr83mZoKaA— billboard (@billboard) December 29, 2019




    That Eric Alper



    While Alper is highly regarded working behind the scenes in the music industry, he is now most known for his engaging Twitter account @ThatEricAlper.



    With over 700,000 followers, Alper posts daily tweets breaking news, memes, and historic pictures relating to music and popular culture. This, along with lighthearted questions that surely fire up his followers. His Twitter account is a must follow.




    What's your very mild super power?— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) February 24, 2020




    Alper is an ambassador for music of all kinds and has positive outlook for music in general. Check out all of Alper’s work on his website.







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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Pearl Jam talk with Brad Blazek | Single Podcast Theory

    Pearl Jam talk with Brad Blazek | Single Podcast Theory

    Gigaton, new singles, and more



    Brad Blazek is the co-host of Single Podcast Theory, a show entirely dedicated to Pearl Jam. Each week, Blazek and his partner in crime, Brad Lyons, crack wise about any topic pertaining to the band, albeit current news, live shows, albums, songs, or band members. It is the perfect culmination of everything Pearl Jam.



    On March 27, Pearl Jam will release their eleventh studio album, Gigaton. In the past thirty days, the band has additionally released singles “Dance of the Clairvoyants” and “Superblood Wolfmoon.” Likewise, a world tour is on the horizon. There is plentiful happening within the Pearl Jam universe, and Blazek is here to discuss and dissect it all of it.









    This episode, Blazek joins Mark Radlund to discuss the new singles, the upcoming tour, and the highly anticipated release of Gigaton. We also dive into the origins of Single Podcast Theory, the band’s rabid fan base, and iconic live shows. Blazek is also hit with some rapid fire questions and we dish out a few Pearl Jam-related hot takes.



    Whether you are a diehard fan that posts daily in the Ten Club forums or simply just dig the album Ten, you will love this conversation surrounding our favorite band.



    Follow Single Podcast Theory here



    SpotifyiTunesFacebookTwitterInstagram













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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Matt James | Lead Vocalist of Blacktop Mojo

    Matt James | Lead Vocalist of Blacktop Mojo

    Blacktop Mojo



    Blacktop Mojo released their third full length album, Under the Sun, on September 13, 2019. The album has received positive response and experienced success, reaching number 19 on the Billboard Hard Rock albums charts. Likewise, its debut single “Can’t Sleep” climbed to number 27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Top 40 chart.



    Matt James is the lead vocalist and frontman for Blacktop Mojo. James’ dynamic vocals provide the band with a sound akin to familiar hard rock bands such as Soundgarden, Seether, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.



    This episode, James joins Mark Radlund to discuss the band’s rise in popularity, his vocal influences, opening for Bon Jovi, their viral Phil Collins cover, honky-tonks, and the religion that is football in the state of Texas. James also discusses his admiration for Chris Cornell, the upcoming tour, and starting out as a cover band in Texas dive bars.



    Blacktop Mojo is currently on tour across the United States. Check out their upcoming dates on their website.









    Featured Tracks



    “Lay It On Me”“Come Get Your Coat”“Can’t Sleep”“Under the Sun”









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