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Episode CCLXXXIV [284] The Welding Room
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
CHOSEN Engines of Belief Happy Metal Annihilation! Vol. 3 Asher Media 2013
Dead Label Raising The Veil Sense of Slaughter Nuerra 2013 +
Gama Bomb In The Court Of General Zod Citizen Brain Earache 2008
Eldkraft Patterns Shaman Metal Blade 2013
Ancient VVisdom The Opposition A Godlike Inferno Prosthetic 2012
Estradasphere Smuggled Mutation An Endless Metamorphosis… The End 2007
Puttin On The Foil Drunk And Stupid Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 4 2014
Einherjer The Pathfinder & the Prophetess Odin Owns Ye All Century Media 1998
Skálmöld Að hausti Með vættum Napalm 2014
Kerbdog End Of Green Live From Concrete Mercury 1994
Fejd Den Skimrande Nagelfar Napalm 2013 +
Korpiklaani Sprìng Dance Tales Along This Road Napalm 2006
Metsatöll Must Hunt Karjajuht Spinefarm 2014
Primalfrost An End to Tyranny Prosperous Visions Maple Metal 2014
ALESTORM Drink Sunset On The Golden Age Napalm 2014 +
Protokult Get Me A Beer! Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 4 2014 +
Turisas Run Bhang-Eater, Run! Turisas2013 Century Media 2013
Scythia Bear Claw Tavern …Of Conquest 2014
Arkona Stenka Na Stenku Stenka Na Stenku Napalm 2011 +
KAIPA Sattyg Sattyg InsideOut 2014
Rob Zombie Never Gonna Stop Zombie Live Geffen 2006 request
YONDER REALM Sacrifice to the Old Stone Gods The Old Ways Maple Metal 2015
Korpiklaani Happy Lìttle Boozer Tales Along This Road Napalm 2006 +
Frost Giant A Common Son When Myth & History Merged… Blasphemour 2012 +
Trollfest Renkespill Kaptein Kaos Napalm 2014
Eluveitie Havoc Helvetios Nuclear Blast 2012
Type O Negative Love You To Death The Least Worst Of Type O Negative Roadrunner 2000 request
Bathory Woman of Dark Desires Under the Sign of the Black Mark New Renaissance 1987 request
Cruachan The Sea Queen of Connaught Blood for the Blood God Trollzorn 2014 request
Týr Lady of the Slain Valkyrja Metal Blade 2013 +
Van Canto My Utopia Dawn of the Brave Napalm 2014
Himinbjorg Esprit De Brave One and All, Together, for Home Season of Mist 2014
Primordial Babel’s Tower Where Greater Men Have Fallen Metal Blade 2014 request
FUROR GALLICO The Song Of The Earth Songs From The Earth Scarlet 2015
Cruachan A Celtic Mourning The Middle Kingdom Trollzorn 2001 request
Ensiferum March of War One Man Army Metal Blade 2015
Ensiferum Axe of Judgement One Man Army Metal Blade 2015
Varg Anti Guten Tag Napalm 2012
ALESTORM Mead from Hell Sunset On The Golden Age Napalm 2014 +
YONDER REALM Sea of Cosmos The Old Ways Maple Metal 2015
Vesperia Forsaken Shores An Olden Tale 2013 +
Cruachan Marching Song of Fiach Mac Hugh Blood for the Blood God Trollzorn 2014 request
Arkona Valenki Stenka Na Stenku Napalm 2011 +
Viathyn Three Sheets to the Wind Cynosure 2014
Primalfrost Visio Prosperum Prosperous Visions Maple Metal 2014
Einherjer Out of Ginnungagap Odin Owns Ye All Century Media 1998
Týr Flame Of The Free The Lay Of Thrym Napalm 2011 +
Van Canto To the Mountains Dawn of the Brave Napalm 2014
Cruachan Born for War Blood for the Blood God Trollzorn 2014 request
Eluveitie From Darkness Origins Nuclear Blast 2014
Tool Sober Undertow Volcano 1993 +

EREB ALTOR To Release New Album in North America

Ereb Altor have announced that they will be releasing their latest album, “Fire Meets Ice,” in North America on October 15th on Metal Blade Records. The album was previously released via Cyclone Empire on July 26th throughout Europe. The Swedish trio, known for their melodic Viking metal mixed with elements of Bathory, Candlemass, etc; have previously released three full-length albums – “By Honour” in 2008, “The End” in 2010, and “Gastrike” in 2012. With “Fire Meets Ice,” it remains evident that Ereb Altor’s strength lies with their ability to meld black metal with the melodic tendencies with which fans would most associate the “viking” metal label. Fans can hear for themselves with the lyric video for “Nifleheim” at

About “Fire Meets Ice“:
In 2012, it was time for a change of direction and pace. Viking Black Metal in the vein of early Bathory. Ragnar and Mats turn to a more aggressive musical direction when composing for Ereb Altor. On the album “Gastrike”, the Swedes present the listeners with a matured sound, but at the same time with a higher level of brutality and aggressiveness than on the highly acclaimed predecessor “The End”. Therefore, Ereb Altor’s sound also became closely tied to the legendary early works of Bathory. The epic hymns were enriched with a good portion of black metal elements, comprising of furious blast beats, thundering double-bass and aggressive vocal parts. “Gastrike” was a concept album and told tales, myths and ghost stories quite dark and the change of sound was necessary to reflect the lyrics in the right way.

However, the Swedes have not forgotten their traditional elements. Hypnotic melodies and sweeping parts will be present again on the new Opus “Fire Meets Ice” that will see the light of day the summer of 2013. On this new album which will be unleashed by Cyclone Empire in Europe and Metal Blade Records in North America Ereb Altor will summon the Norse Gods again and take the best parts from each sound of Ereb Altor’s history to create a varied masterpiece.

Ereb Altor:
Ragnar – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Mats – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys
Tord – Drums


TYR Release New Single

Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, TÝR, will be released on September 17th in North America, and September 13th/16th in Europe/UK. After having unveiled the opening track on the album, the band has launched the second track, “Mare of My Night.” Stream the song new HERE.

 Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joenson comments:

Mare Of My Night was by far the most difficult song on the album to write, music wise. What I usually do is work on a basic idea, a melody with a chord progression. I make variations over the basic idea and then I pick out the best variations for the respective parts of the song, verse, chorus etc. For this one I had more variations than ever before and I made more versions of this song that I’ve ever done before, so it was very difficult to choose. I’m still not sure I made the best possible song, which is not a satisfying feeling at all. But there you have it.

As for the text, once I went to work on it, it was written in a day or two, in the evenings during studio time. I had the title and the story line long in advance. It’s based on the mare from folklore, the human-like creature that lies on top of you, riding you, causing bad dreams. As in nightmare, riding like a mare etc. Our anonymous viking, the protagonist of the story, finds in this song that his earthly woman has gone from being a goddess to being nightmare. It is also the most sexually explicit piece of lyric I have written so far.”

For Valkyrja, TýR collaborated with Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. Along with Hansen, the band recruited acclaimed drummer George Kollias to act as studio drummer and Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine joined vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen for a vocal duet on “The Lay of Our Love.”

The opening track to the album, “Blood of Heroes,” is streaming now at, where Valkyrja is also available for pre-order. Limited edition pre-order bundles are available that include TýR rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl LP, and the CD.

About Valkyjra:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

TÝR will be on tour September – October with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at

08/10 Klaksvik, FO Summarfestivalurin
Tour w/ Finntroll
09/06 Haugesund, NO Byscenen
09/08 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
09/09 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
09/10 Nürnberg. DE Hirsch
09/11 Wroclaw, PL Alibi
09/12 Krakow, PL Kwadrat
09/13 Budapest, HU Club 202
09/14 Brasov, RO Rockstadt
09/15 Bukarest, RO Silver Church
09/17 Zagreb, HRV Mochvara
09/18 Wien, AT Szene
09/19 Prag, CZ Nova Chmelnice
09/21 Bochum, DE Matrix
09/22 Augsburg, DE Kantine
09/23 Wörgl, AT Komma
09/24 Milano, IT R’n’R Arena
09/25 Pratteln, CH Z7
09/26 Aschaffenburg, DE Colos-Saal
09/27 Speyer, DE Halle 101
09/28 Jena, DE F-Haus
09/29 Brugge, BE Factor
09/30 Norwich, UK Waterfront
10/01 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand
10/02 Manchester, UK NQ Live
10/03 Dublin, IE The Pint
10/04 Bilston, UK Robin 2
10/05 London, UK The Garage
10/06 Lille, FR Le Splendid
10/08 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/09 Lyon, FR La Salle Du Kao
10/10 Geneve, CH L’Usine
10/11 Istres, FR L’Usine
10/12 Skien, NO 1001 Watt Festival * Headlining
10/13 Madrid, ES Rockkitchen/ Caracol
10/14 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini

Keep up to date with TÝR at the following locations:

AMON AMARTH Unleash New Album Details

Melodic death metal heroes AMON AMARTH are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, Hel. Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25, in Europe June 21/24 and Japan on June 26.

Comments vocalist Johan Hegg:

“We feel very excited about this new album, and personally I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we’ve ever done. By far! I’m confident that all our fans will enjoy this punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!”

Opening title track and first single, Deceiver of the Gods is currently streaming at the band’s official Metal Blade page: where you’ll also find special pre-order info.

Deceiver of the Gods Track Listing:
01. Deceiver of the Gods
02. As Loke Falls
03. Father of the Wolf
04. Shape Shifter
05. Under Siege
06. Blood Eagle
07. We Shall Destroy
08. Hel
09. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North

A compelling synthesis of buzzsaw riff work, melodic harmonies and soul-severing rhythms punctuated by vocalist Johan Hegg’s callous Viking roar and gripping accounts of Norse battles and treachery, Deceiver of the Gods is the follow-up to the band’s critically lauded 2011 Surtur Rising full-length. Finding placement on multiple charts worldwide the record is among the band’s fastest-selling albums to date. Surtur Rising sold approximately 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week landing the band at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums. Around the world Surtur Rising also charted in Germany at #8 on the Top 100 chart, #19 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #12 on Austria’s Top 40 Chart and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20.

AMON AMARTH will be opening the mainstage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino.

Summer 2013 European Festival Tour
06/01 Nijmegen, NL Forta Rock Festival
06/06 Solvesborg, SE Sweden Rock Festival
06/07 Nurburgring, DE Rock Am Ring
06/08 Amnéville, FR Sonisphere
06/09 Nurenberg, DE Rock Im Park
06/11 Prague, CZ MeetFactory
06/12 Wroclaw, PL Eter Club
06/14 Copenhagen, DK Copenhell
06/15 Nickelsdorf, AT Nova Rock
06/16 Donington, UK Download Festival

w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX Austin 360 Ampitheatre
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/05 Kansas City, MO Cricket Wireless Ampitheater w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head & Children Of Bodom
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/11 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL Festival

Johan Hegg – Vocals
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitars
Ted Lundström – Bass
Johan Söderberg – Guitars
Fredrik Andersson – Drums