Jersey Shore Roller Girls vs. Philly


The Jersey Shore Roller Girls “All Stars” are set to take on Philly Roller Girls “Block Party” on April 28th in Asbury Park’s Convention Hall. This is the first time that Jersey Shore and Philly will meet up on the track! While this is not Philly’s well known travel team, the Liberty Belles, this is still an exciting game for Jersey Shore in that Philly, whom is ranked number #2 in the East by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), has always been an inspiration team to our league!
As many of you know, JSRG is all about community and helping out in any way we can… next week at our game we are supporting The Animal Welfare Committee of Point Pleasant Borough.. their mission is simple.. they are a community involvement program working to protect, care for, and provide a safe and healthy environment for the cats/kittens in Point Pleasant, NJ.

They are always in need of help and will cheerfully accept your time, talent or funds. What they would love from our fans on Saturday, is a small token of love towards the animals they care for.. if every fan can bring one item from their wish list it would be great! Below is the list from the foundation..

* Right now we are in need of Friskies wet canned food, and Purina Dry cat chow, and Fancy Feast or Iams Wet canned kitten food or Purina dry kitten chow, Kitten mother replacement milk, powder or liquid, bottles. We use both clay litter and scoopable litter at our rescue. We are also always in need of laundry detergent and dish detergent, and paper towels as well. Monetary donations are always welcome and helps with the heavy cost of spays/neuters and veterinary care.

The April 28th bout also pairs with the Wonder Bar for the bout after party. Across the street from Convention Hall, the Wonder Bar will offer those bout attendees with a wristband no cover charge. The Roller Girls will be on hand and fully energized for any fans that want to keep the party going!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first whistle blows at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are available online for $17 or directly at Tickets are $25 for VIP and $20 regular admission at the door, $15 with military ID and $10 for children 10 and under.

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DIRGE WITHIN “Behind the Scenes” Video recently uncovered the latest installment of news from the Dirge Within camp. The “There Will Be Bloodrecording session chronicles, which chronicles… well, the recording of the new album from Dirge Within (available now, by the way & can be heard on The Welding Room).

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Click to watch the video on the official Dirge Within YouTube channel

OSI Premiere New Video Exclusively on


(Long Branch, NJ – April 9, 2012)

OSI completed work on a video for the song “For Nothing” from their fourth album Fire Make Thunder. The video was directed by Jimmy Ahlander, more info on Ahlander and his projects is available at and

Today, is hosting an exclusive premiere of the video. Check out the video HERE.

In its first week of release, Fire Make Thunder charted on the Billboard New Artist Chart at #18. OSI also charted on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart at #46.

Formed in 2002 by Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, former Dream Theater keyboardist), OSI is a long distance partnership, both musicians typically writing and recording alone and sending song ideas back and forth for further elaboration. Written and recorded throughout most of 2011, this latest release once again reflects the eclectic influences of both Matheos and Moore. Continue reading

TRIBUNE Premiere Music Video On PureGrain TV



(Montreal, QC – April 9, 2012)

TRIBUNE has taken metal to a new level in 2012 with the multi-metal genre blender displayed on their latest album “Elder Lore/The Dark Arts” (released March 20, 2012 via Corpse Corrosion Music). The Succubus is the first single from the 8 track beast and PureGrain TV is pleased to present the exclusive world premiere of the new music video. Filmed and directed by Terry Anderson and Tribune, the clip shows the band’s lighter side while keeping it heavy.

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On the next episode of TWR…

Think the New Orleans Saints were out of line with their locker room “bounty hunting” tactics? Think again.

The NHL handed out a total of $30,000 in fines over the last two weeks… To coaches! John Tortorella (NY Rangers) & Peter Laviolette (PHL Flyers) were both slapped with “league donations” for post-game comments. Ironically, the Pittsburgh Penguins were the subject matter for both respective coaches.

Of course, The Welding Room, while a buzz-bin for any & all topics, is actually a radio showcase for the greatest metal artists on Earth. Therefore, METAL will be heard.

After you hang up your Easter Sunday best, dress down for MONDAY NIGHT METAL on THE WELDING ROOM with Rik Johnson on WIFI-1460AM @ 10PM EST