Look Mom, No Hands! #TWRradio goes solo

The Welding Room radio program made its on air debut sometime in 1994.

Over the years, Rik Johnson managed to trick various radio stations into opening the doors to #TWRradio

Obviously, when it came to terrestrial radio, content & language were issue to behold, but since the program graduated from traditional airways to an internet/non-traditional exclusive medium, dirty words & such were no longer an issue… Although, it’s a rarity for Johnson himself to swear on-air.

Anyhow, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (not really. Purely coincidence), #TWRradio Family will officially remove the training wheels tonight!

  1. Download the listen.pls file http://sc11.spacialnet.com/listen.pls?sid=962
  2. LISTEN LIVE via iTunes, WinAmp or VLC player
  3. SPREAD THE WORD!
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CLUTCH & SUMMERS LAUGHTER Tour Added To GWAR-B-Q Weekend!

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GWAR has just added CLUTCH as a co-headliner to this year’s GWAR B-Q! And as if that weren’t enough to melt your pathetic mind, the B4BQ launch pre-party will now feature the entire lineup of the hard hitting Summer Slaughter Tour, who will join metal heavy weights Fear Factory and the highly awaited return of Coal Chamber!

That’s right, GWAR-B-Q has grown to include three stages of brutal music! CLUTCH will join the already stellar lineup of bands set to rock the Slaughterama Stage with the heaviest grooves on the planet.

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The B4BQ started as a small gathering prior to GWAR-B-Q, but this year the event will come into its own as a full day of eardrum blasting metal madness at The National (708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA) on Friday, August 14th. The pre-party event kicks off at 2:00 PM and features Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation, and Beyond Creation. That’s ten bands! That’s one band for each finger to clinch together into two heavy metal fists of fury as you punch your way through the mosh pit.

Tickets to the B4BQ go on sale TODAY! June 3rd at 2:00pm EST Buy yours here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004EC398BD3071

This year, all in attendance at GWAR-B-Q, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake, will enjoy plenty of FREE GWATER! Enough food and beer will be available to kill everyone who shows up, and when it comes time to piss it all out, enjoy our 50 port-o-lets; Sleazy P. says it smells like money!!  Parking for the event has been expanded and is conveniently located close to the park for ONLY $5 per vehicle. There is also FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE from locations around Richmond as well as from GWAR’s airport hotel partners! Book your rooms here: http://gwarbq.com/crashing-out .

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Entry to the B4BQ and all other GWAR-B-Q events are included as part of the exclusive Premium/VIP ticket. Only 200 of the most diehard, soon-to-die fans will be allowed to secure a Premium Ticket which will be mailed to you prior to the event, so you can bypass the human scum waiting in line and be the first to experience the sweet release of death! Special VIP points of contact, along with line monitors and other staff stationed throughout GWAR B-Q, will make sure YOU get the complete VIP experience!

Premium/VIPTicket benefits include:

  • An exclusive VIP Laminate (mailed in advance)

  • Entry to B4BQ pre-party show at the National

  • VIP seating at the B4BQ

  • VIP Meet n Greet with B4BQ bands

  • VIP drink specials at the B4BQ

  • All day entry to GWAR B-Q at Hadads Lake

  • Official GWAR B-Q event t-shirt

  • GWAR B-Q swag bag stuffed with FREE shit!

  • FREE beverage ticket/token for the GWAR B-Q

  • Access to VIP Pavilion at the GWAR B-Q

  • Access to VIP Restrooms at the GWAR B-Q

  • Access to Express Lanes including – Main Gate Entry, Merchandise Booth, and Beverage Ticket Kiosks at the GWAR B-Q

  • Exclusive Celebrity Signings – GBQ Bands TBA

  • Not to mention the pinnacle of any Bohab’s miserable existence; a Meat-n-Meet signing with GWAR, and a chance to win the ultimate prize; a once in a lifetime opportunity to be killed on stage by the mighty GWAR!

Get your VIP tickets here: http://gwarbq.com/buy-tickets

COAL CHAMBER

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FEAR FACTORY

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 AFTER THE BURIAL

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 ARCH ENEMY

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OBSCURA

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BEYOND CREATION

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BORN OF OSIRIS

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CATTLE DECAPITATION

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THE ACACIA STRAIN

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VEIL OF MAYA

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Follow GWAR B-Q on Twitter and Instagram @gwarbq

Like the event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gwarbq

For More Info Visit:

http://www.gwar.net

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http://www.youtube.com/gwar  

http://www.gwarbar.com

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

http://www.metalblade.tv/tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.gwarjapan.net

Crushing New DAWN OF AZAZEL Prog-Death Tracks Available

The Tides Of Damocles is the wrath-infested new full-length from long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal unit, DAWN OF AZAZEL. A name referencing the ocean as a metaphor for the forces of life that constantly assail and erode the will of those who seek power, The Tides Of Damocles, independently released today, marks the trio’s first new offering in six years. Recorded, mixed and mastered last year at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, et al) in Tampa, Florida by Brian Elliot and J.J. Hrubovcak, the ten track manifestation hurls forth forty-eight minutes of traumatic, scrupulously detailed death metal mastery.

 Experience The Tides Of Damocles in all its visceral glory at THIS LOCATION.

DAWN OF AZAZEL has been regularly demolishing stages through New Zealand and Australia with future live demolitions to be announced soon. Stand by for additional announcements.

5/02/2015 The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, NZ w/ Suffocation, Decapitated

7/04/2015 Rust In Perth 2015 – Perth, AU

8/29/2015 Living Death Fest 2015 – Melbourne, AU

Influenced by the sonic obliteration of bands like of Order Of Chaos, Immolation and Sarcofago, DAWN OF AZAZEL was spawned in 1999 and rapidly established themselves as a force with which to be reckoned with relentless live shows throughout New Zealand and Australia. The release of two demos and a 7″ received widespread acclaim within the underground fanzine and tape trading community. DAWN OF AZAZEL would later release their debut, the volatile The Law Of The Strong, though Agonia Records in 2003 followed by an extensive tour through New Zealand, their first ever shows in Europe and a headlining tour of Australia. Second full-length, Sedition, was unleashed via Ibex Moon and found the band playing over one-hundred-and-twenty shows with their infamy further bolstered by the controversial mix of the band’s violent and Satanic lyrical content and frontman Rigel Walshe’s occupation as a police officer becoming the subject of television and newspaper coverage at home and abroad. Third offering, Relentless, was released via Unique Leader Records followed by another glut of tour ventures. Shortly after its release, Walshe was offered a position of a covert nature within the police department. During this period from 2010 through 2013 the band went on hiatus and focused on creating new material, reemerging with the deliciously punishing tidings of The Tides Of Damocles.

The Tides Of Damocles is out now via the official DAWN OF AZAZEL BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION and comes available digitally and as a stunning, deluxe, six-panel digipack with 20-page booklet.

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http://www.dawnofazazel.bandcamp.com/album/the-tides-of-damocles

Yeeeehaaa! STEVE’N’SEAGULLS “Hillbilly-Out” On METALLICA, DIO Classics

Further cementing their status as the hottest invention from the Finnish countryside since the AIV fodder, Finland’s STEVE’N’SEAGULLS present a unique opportunity to headbang the lice off your trusty beaver hat, when their rambunctious rendition of the Metallica classic “Seek & Destroy.”

See how the country cousins burn through the speed metal standard by watching it HERE.

Also, “Holy Diver,” the fourth IG track from Farm Machine, out May 12 via Spinefarm, is available HERE. It’s a laid-back lummox lullaby version of the iconic Dio track.

More cool S’N’S merch is HERE.

In case you need an S’N’S refresher, they hail from a tiny village in the Finnish countryside and shave taken the YouTube by storm with their rabble-rousing videos of hillbillified metal and rock classics. Farm Machine is the first-ever Spinefarm release featuring bumpkin beats, clodhopper chords, rural riffs and villager vocals, filled to the brim with S’N’S versions of immortal heavy metal standards.

For More Info Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Stevenseagulls

https://twitter.com/SeagullsBand

http://stevenseagulls.com

Swedish Death Metallers, GUTTER INSTINCT Unleash EP Deets

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Swedish death metal quintet GUTTER INSTINCT will release their debut EP, the four-track “The Insurrection,” on May 19 (North America), May 18 (UK/EU) and May 22 (DE).
Recorded at Helsingborg’s Studio Mangelrum with Kristofer Orstadius, the band drew inspiration from newer bands such as Teitanblood, Bölzer, Grave Miasma, Black Witchery and Portal to expand their distinct grinding tone with dark, haunting blackened smatterings. Further details on the new EP will be released in the coming weeks, including the worldwide premiere of the new track “The Invisble Hand” on April 14. For now, listen to a teaser of what’s to come in the below video clip or via YouTube HERE.
GUTTER INSTINCT was founded in 2012 by Oscar Persson (guitars), Hannes Hellman (guitars) and Thomas Ernemyr (vocals) in Helsingborg, Sweden. With an aim to unleash music with no compromise or remorse, the band in 2013 recorded and self-released their first demo tape, “Obedience,” which focused on themes of oppression, anti-religion and anti-establishment. Receiving acclaim from Swedish press, the band went through a series of lineup changes before finalizing drummer Ola Håkansson and bassist Simon Isaksson. The group was quickly spotted by Prosthetic Records, who picked them up for an international, multi-album deal.
“Like” GUTTER INSTINCT on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/gutterinstinct

Get to know SECRETS OF THE SKY

Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, Pathway features Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective’s meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a “hit” single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambiance. SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.

Pathway is available for pre-order now at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky

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ANAAL NATHRAKH (not a person) Will Tear You Apart – LIVE DATES!

UK-based extreme metal duo, ANAAL NATHRAKH who have been a staple on #TWRradio since their 2012 release Vanitas, will wage war on North America later this spring on a long-anticipated stretch of live incursions. Slated to embark on May 11 in Sacramento, the antagonistic twosome will march through a dozen metropolises, with their final massacre to take place at this year’s Maryland Death Fest on May 24. The band will be joined by special guests Incite and label mates, Secrets Of The Sky.

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5/11/2015 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
5/12/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
5/20/2015 Foufounes – Montreal, QC
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
5/24/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD

ANAAL NATHRAKH unleashed their eighth studio offering, Desideratum, via Metal Blade Records last Fall. ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo’s maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of “extreme” to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam.

Desideratum is currently available via Metal Blade Records at metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh.

http://www.anaal-nathrakh.com

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http://twitter.com/ANOfficial
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