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!

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

http://www.gwarbq.com

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.

http://www.facebook.com/dawnofazazel
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

PROSTHETIC RECORDS
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

http://www.facebook.com/secretsofthesky
https://twitter.com/secretsofthesky

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

http://www.facebook.com/Anaalnathrakhofficial
http://twitter.com/ANOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/secretsofthesky
https://twitter.com/secretsofthesky

Bombs Away! Blackie effing Lawless Rides Again

Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. That is about to change as W.A.S.P. has signed a new worldwide record deal with Austria’s Napalm Records.W.A.S.P. will release their 15th studio album titled Golgotha this August.

W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records.  We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional commitment to our career.  We’re looking forward to years of great success together starting with the release of our upcoming album Golgotha“, states W.A.S.P. front man Blackie Lawless.

Vice President of Napalm Records Thomas Caser on W.A.S.P. joining Napalm Records:

“It is a true honor to announce this signing today, a dream has come true. With their impressive career and ability to create musical masterpieces W.A.S.P have always been one of the most influential Metal bands out there since the beginning of their career. We are thrilled about the upcoming album Golgotha which will be released this summer!”

W.A.S.P. came out of the Los Angeles Metal scene in 1982 gaining notoriety for their shock rock antics. With a career spanning over 3 decades, 17 world tours, and now their 15th studio album, they are a metal band that has evolved in maturity without having lost their signature sound, unlike many of their peers from their origins. Golgotha will continue down the path that 2007’s Dominator and 2009’s Babylon started on, both in production style and theme. Six years in the making, Golgotha will undoubtedly lead the listeners on the emotionally epic undertaking that W.A.S.P. has become acclaimed for!

For More Info Visit:

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www.waspnation.com
www.facebook.com/W.A.S.P.Nation
twitter.com/WASPOfficial
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

It’s the #ThurstyThursday playlist

+ means you like it
request means you asked for it!

Episode CCLXXXV [285] The Welding Room
Thursday, March 19, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
Iron Man South of the Earth South of the Earth Metal Blade 2013
Clutch Texan Book Of The Dead Clutch EastWest 1995
Enslaved One Thousand Years of Rain In Times Nuclear Blast 2015
Hammercult Burning the Road Steelcrusher SPV 2014
Animals As Leaders Ka$cade The Joy of Motion Sumerian 2014
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 request
Dimmu Borgir Entrance Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Nuclear Blast 1997
Soilwork Spirits Of The Future Sun The Chainheart Machine Century Media 2000
ABYSMAL DAWN In Service Of Time Leveling The Plane Of Existence Relapse 2011
X-Cops Welcome To New Jersey You Have The Right To Remain Silent… Metal Blade 1995
Damian Murdoch Trio Jump Rope With Electric Wires Jump Rope With Electric Wires Prosthetic 2015
YONDER REALM Sea of Cosmos The Old Ways Maple Metal 2015
Emigrate Rock City Silent So Long Spinefarm 2014
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 request
Cradle Of Filth Desire In Violent Overture Cruelty And The Beast Mayhem/Fierce 1998
Battlecross Deception Pursuit of Honor Metal Blade 2011
Sepultura Cut-Throat Roots Roadrunner 1996
Immortal Frostdemonstorm Blizzard Beasts Osmose Productions 1997
Ingested Extinction Event The Architect Of Extinction Century Media 2015
Skip The Foreplay Dom Perignon Nightlife Epitaph 2012
Lamb Of God 11th Hour As The Palaces Burn Epic 2003
Dying Fetus Obsolete Deterrence War of Attrition Relapse 2007
Unearth Zombie Autopilot The Oncoming Storm Metal Blade 2004 +
BENIGHTED Collection of Dead Portraits Brutalive the Sick Season of Mist 2015
MEGAHERZ Unter Strom Zombieland Napalm 2014 +
Wardruna Solringen Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Trivium Villainy Thrives Vengeance Falls Roadrunner 2013
Iron Maiden Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Powerslave Capitol 1984 +
Strapping Young Lad AAA City Century Media 1997 +
Yesterday’s Saints Origen Adamantius Generation of Vipers Draconum 2015 +
Cold Snap Rise Again World War 3 Eclipse 2015 +
Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015
Myrkur Skaði (Demo) Relapse 2014 request
Voices Last Train Victoria Line London Candlelight 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015
BEYOND CREATION Sous La Lueur De l’Empereur Earthborn Evolution Season of Mist 2014
Xerath Autonomous III Candlelight 2014
Cannibal Corpse She Was Asking For It The Bleeding Metal Blade 1994
Belphegor Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan Blood Magick Necromance Nuclear Blast 2011
Animals As Leaders An Infinite Regression Weightless Prosthetic 2011 +
Iced Earth Burning Times Something Wicked This Way Comes Century Media 1998 request
Butcher Babies Magnolia Blvd Goliath Century Media 2013 request
The Absence From Your Grave From Your Grave Metal Blade 2015
Týr Blood of Heroes Valkyrja Metal Blade 2005 +
NIGHT DEMON Killer Curse Of The Damned Century Media 2013
Eluveitie King Origins Nuclear Blast 2014 request

Here’s what you missed last night on #TWRradio…

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Episode CCLXXXIII [283] The Welding Room
Thursday, March 12, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
Red Rose Never Surrender 2015
Biohazard Business Urban Discipline Roadrunner 1993 +
Faith No More The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies King For A Day… Slash 1995 +
Cryptic Hymn Revel In Disgust 2015 +
Pryti Insomnia Tales of a Melancholic 2014 +
MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN BC Trucker Cold Was The Ground Napalm 2015 +
Angra Nothing To Say Holy Land CNR Music 1996
Hate Hate is the Law Crusade Zero Napalm 2015 +
Endrah Incorruptible The Culling Epochal Artists 2013
Slayer Spirit In Black Seasons In The Abyss Def American 1990
Vader Blood Of Kingu De Profundis Conquest 1995 request
Iced Earth 1776 Something Wicked… Century Media 1998
Scarab Pyramid of Illusions Serpents of the Nile ViciSolum 2015 +
Aversions Crown Conqueror Tyrant Nuclear Blast 2014 +
DEATH Killing Spree Spiritual Healing (Reissue) Relapse 1990
W.A.S.P. 95 – N.A.S.T.Y. Inside The Electric Circus Snapper 1986 request
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Century Media 2015 +
Darkthrone Lesser Men The Underground Resistance Peaceville 2013 request
Ulver Svelen Gaaer Bag Aase Need Feuersturm Century Media 1997 request
MOONSPELL Breathe (Until We Are No More) Extinct Napalm 2015 +
Yesterday’s Saints Origen Adamantius Generation of Vipers Draconum 2015 +
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 +
Wardruna Helvegen Yggdrasil Indie 2013
Souldrainer Turn Your Back Architect ViciSolum 2014
Karyn Crisis Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015 +
Iron Maiden Caught Somewhere In Time Somewhere In Time Capitol 1986 +
NIGHT DEMON Screams In The Night Curse Of The Damned Century Media 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015
Sever the Drama Dr. Porkchop Chasing Shadows 2014 request
Old Man’s Child Soul Possessed The Pagan Prosperity Century Media 1997 +
Wardruna Fehu Yggdrasil Indie 2013
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Boris The Blade Serpents Crown The Human Hive Siege of Amida 2014 +
Pantera Regular People (Conceit) Vulgar Display Of Power ATCO 1992 request
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
Voices Last Train Victoria Line London Candlelight 2015 +
Borknagar Grimland Domain The Olden Domain Century Media 1997
ARCHSPIRE Fathom Infinite Depth The Lucid Collective Season of Mist 2014 request
Cold Snap Rise Again World War 3 Eclipse 2015
Cradle Of Filth Beneath The Howling Stars Cruelty And The Beast Mayhem/Fierce 1998 +
All That Remains No Knock The Order of Things Razor & Tie 2015
In This Moment Bloody Creature Poster Girl Black Widow Atlantic 2014 request
Cannibal Corpse Fucked With A Knife Live Cannibalism Metal Blade 2000 request
Entombed Evilyn Clandestine Earache 1991 request
Anaal Nathrakh A Firm Foundation… Desideratum Metal Blade 2014 +
Huntress I Want To Fuck You To Death Starbound Beast Napalm 2013 +
Butcher Babies They’re Coming to Take Me Away Uncovered Century Media 2014 request