When Hell Comes Knockin’

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Hey Fiends,

The past few weeks we’ve been extremely busy in the field working concert events. It’s time to catch up and let you know what’s been going on in the crazy world of ‘Rock Solid Pressure’..As most of you know, the concerts are comin’ in left and right, and our music scene is exploding down here on the Tampa Bay Gulf. It’s been chilly down here in Florida but that’s not stopping the masses from attending these kickass events. Being the ‘Jersey Guy’, I’m loving this weather. It’s been an unusually cold winter so far, so I’m in my element. We also seem to be in top form for the broadcast when it’s cold out. And we’ve been crankin’ ’em out with fevered bliss. But the event that everybody’s talkin about right now is the CRADLE OF FILTH concert that invaded the State Theatre this past Wednesday night. Hell came knockin’ and the troops were rallied beyond belief. It was one of those epic, majestic nights that will live in the memory banks forever. I’m almost certain that this show will easily take ‘Concert Of The Year 2016’ on our ‘Best Of’ broadcast next year. We spin tons of ‘Cradle Of Filth’ on our broadcast, and it was so cool to ‘finally’ see the band in action. It was also cool that I played a big part in getting them to State Theatre..It was a historic night that will live in infamy..

When we get these massive metal shows, I never know what to expect when we roll in early. Usually, the bigger acts are bigger ‘dickheads’..A lot of times their crew members, tour managers, and the band themselves are a bunch of assholes. I’m well trained in handling these types of people. I’ve been doing this since 1980, and it doesn’t bother me a bit about going head to head with over inflated ego’s. NOT THE CASE with the ‘Cradle Of Filth’ camp. This bunch was so cool to work with. Even the band didn’t hide out on the bus all day. They hung out in the venue. Took pics with the crew, and generally, it was a pleasant atmosphere. Can’t say the same about ‘BUTCHER BABIES’…We’ve had this band at State Theatre many times. But this time was not so enjoyable to deal with their crew. I’ll spare you the morbid details, but let’s just say I’m ‘not’ a fan and we’ll leave it at that. Another band on the bill was NE OBLIVISCARUS from Australia. We know a lot of Aussie bands so immediately we struck up a friendship with these guys. They are also an extremely talented unit that explore all dimensions of the metal genre. But the surprise hit of the night was the opening act PSYKOTRIBE. These Tampa Bay ‘Hometown Heroes’ totally destroyed the stage. Everybody I talked too (including our State Theatre staff) proclaimed this band to be the hit of the night. Lotsa people also said this was the ‘only’ band on the bill that actually fit the hellious presence of CRADLE OF FILTH. If you love ‘C.O.F’ and you ‘don’t’ know about Psykotribe, then I suggest you get your ass in gear and check ’em out. They are a signed act hell bent on world domination. If you revel in the darkness (like us) you’re gonna die for Psykotribe..PERIOD!!

I have lot’s more to say, but first, let’s catch up on the playlists for the past few weeks. It’s been ‘Hellfire And Brimstone’ down in the Dungeon these past few weeks. We’re at that time when the record labels are bombarding us with new music. It’s coming in so fast we don’t have time to take a break. Many of these releases have not hit stores yet. So, in keeping with our standard of ‘always; turning you on to stuff that has not been released..We have no time for a break..Here’s what you have been consuming on ‘The Rock Solid Pressure Show’ since my last blog..

THE PRESSURE PLAYLIST FOR 2/1/16

  1. CRADLE OF FILTH: Onward Christian Soldiers (Nuclear Blast) debut track
  2. ARRAYAN PATH: The Distorted Looking Glass (Pitch Black) debut
  3. VOIVOD: Forever Mountain (Century Media) debut
  4. PSYCHOSTICK: Dimensional Time Portal (Rock Ridge) debut track
  5. SOULIDIUM: The Devil’s On His Way (debut)
  6. SATURATE: Live And Let Live (Sidestage) debut
  7. CASUALTIES OF COOL: Ether (Inside Out) debut track
  8. SAINT DIABLO: Survive This (Eclipse) debut track
  9. ABORTED: Termination Redux (Century Media) debut
  10. GRIEVED: Asunder (Prosthetic) debut
  11. DIO: Lord Of The Last Day (Spitfire) R.I.P JIMMY BAIN

THE PRESSURE PLAYLIST FOR 1/18/16

  1. PRIMAL FEAR: We Walk Without Fear (Frontiers) debut
  2. LAST IN LINE: Martyr (Frontiers) debut track (RIP JIMMY BAIN)
  3. DIVIDED MULTITUDE: Seal Of Faith (Nightmare) debut
  4. ENTOMBED A.D. : Not What It Seems (Century Media) debut
  5. TOGETHER IN EXILE: Six Feet Down (debut)
  6. CASUALTIES OF COOL: Deathscope (Inside Out) debut track
  7. KILL THE SOUND: Expected (debut)
  8. RED CALLING: Never Go Back (debut)
  9. YOSHI GISH: Loozer (debut)
  10. DAVID BOWIE: Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Virgin) RIP DAVID BOWIE

THE PRESSURE PLAYLIST FOR 1/11/16

  1. BOMBUS: Eyes On The Prize (Century Media) debut
  2. RAVENOUS: Reverse Sympathy (Coffee Jingle) debut
  3. BORKNAGAR: Dominant Winds (Century Media) debut
  4. RAMMING SPEED: No Forgiveness In Death (Prosthetic) debut
  5. FUNERAL FOR A CLOWN: Here I Am (debut)
  6. DIVINE SCIENCE: The Shattering (debut)
  7. MOTORHEAD: Overkill (1979) RIP LEMMY & PHIL
  8. MOTORHEAD: Don’t Need Religion (1982)
  9. MOTORHEAD: Iron Horse (1981)
  10. MOTORHEAD: Talking Head (1979)
  11. MOTORHEAD: Ace Of Spades (1980)

OUR HEROES ARE DYING: It seems we are living through some type of strange phenomenon. A lot of our heroes are passing away..ALL AT ONCE!! I know the old saying goes ‘They die in three’s’, but it’s way beyond that. We’ve been on air for 14 years and we’ve never seen nothing like this..And we hope it stops NOW!! It seems we are paying tribute to one of our fallen heroes every week on the show. Yes, I realize nobody lives forever. I’m in my 50’s and I also realize I could be next. But this trend is very weird and uncomfortable. We are losing some of the biggest names in music..ALL AT ONCE! Don’t you find this a bit troubling? 2016 is starting out as the year that took the legends. On a positive note, I’m not so scared to take that journey into the beyond. I know there will be plenty of work for me in the nether. We’ve been discussing this every week on the broadcast..Tune in Monday night and we’ll keep the discussion going!!

THE CONCERT SCHEDULE: One thing for sure, our concert schedule is extremely hectic this month..We’re currently recovering from the CRADLE OF FILTH ‘and’ THE GRAVEYARD show, which were both kickass shows..But look what we have coming up

Wed Feb 10th: State Theatre: DECAPITATED w/ THE CUNNINGHAM WAKE, FUNERAL FOR A CLOWN, GRASPING AT THE SHADOW, AERA CURA..Doors 7pm

Sat Feb 13th: The Local 662: CYPHER MACHINE w/ FROM THIS FIRE, DIVINE SCIENCE, NEW TATTOO, FAREWELL TO GOODBYE..Doors 7pm

Fri Feb 19th: State Theatre: MARTY FRIEDMAN w/ HOLY GRAIL, WAR OF THRONES, DRASTIC FALL..Doors 7pm

Thu Feb 25th: State Theatre: GILBY CLARKE w/ CRUSH TONE, UNDERCOVER BETTY, BAD BLOOD, SHORE DOGS..Doors 7pm

Fri Feb 26th: The Local 662: ITTERASSHAI-FEST w/ PSYKOTRIBE, KADAVER DOLLS, FUNERAL FOR A CLOWN, HALF TON HAMMER, DEATH REQUISITE, CODA CUTLASS.. Dorrs 7pm

So make it a priority to come hang out with us this month. Lotsa cools shows to choose from. You can check out our full calendar (and binge listen to past shows) at our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

That’s all I got..See ya in the field

J-Rock

Best Of 2015

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THE ‘BEST OF 2015’ ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW

Hey Fiends..Here’s the charting positions from our ‘Best Of’ special last night. Congratulations to all the bands that took honors this year. It was another amazing year for music. Here goes

*ALBUM OF THE YEAR:  ANURYZM: All Is Not For All (Melodic Revolution Records)

*SONG OF THE YEAR:  HOUSE OF THE DEAD by THE DOOD

*EP OF THE YEAR:  PSYKOTRIBE: Wicked White Lies (Willpower Ent)

*THE TOP 15 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

  1. ANURYZM: All Is Not For All (Melodic Revolution Records)
  2. BARREN EARTH: On Lonely Towers (Century Media)
  3. KADAVER DOLLS: Machines Of Death (Willpower Ent)
  4. TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION: Ride On (Carved Records)
  5. PSYCHOSTICK: Revenge Of The Vengeance (Rock Ridge)
  6. THE HELL: Brutopia (Prosthetic Records)
  7. CRADLE OF FILTH: Hammer Of The Witches (Nuclear Blast)
  8. PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY: Out For Blood
  9. CROWBAR: Symmetry In Black (E1 Music)
  10. INTRONAUT: The Direction Of Last Things (Century Media)
  11. DRASTIC FALL (Melodic Revolution Records)
  12. FREEDOM HAWK: Into Your Mind (Small Stone Records)
  13. TEMPEST RISING: Transmutation
  14. IRON MAIDEN: The Book Of Souls (Parlophone Records)
  15. THE AGONIST: Eye Of Providence (Century Media)

We received quite a few late entries in December that we did not get a chance to spin yet. Most likely these releases will chart for our ‘Best Of 2016’ special next year..

* THE TOP 25 TRACKS OF THE YEAR

  1. HOUSE OF THE DEAD by THE DOOD
  2. THE MAZE by NIGHTINGALE (Inside Out Music)
  3. F*CKED by NONPOINT (Metal Blade Records)
  4. SEE YOU IN HELL by PETE BERWICK (Little Class Records)
  5. BREAKING OUT by RAVENEYE (Rook Records)
  6. LET ME BLEED by WORLDS DIVIDE
  7. STONED & HORNY by MURKY RED (Melodic Revolution Records)
  8. RUNNING SCARED by RISE 2 BRUTALITY
  9. THE HATCHLING by ILIUM (Nightmare Records)
  10. REACHING by AEGEA
  11. NO TIME FOR LOVE DR JONES by A LIGHT DIVIDED
  12. LOVE IS A GRAVE by 3 KISSES
  13. LEPERS AND LIARS by KRIADIAZ (Shark Sausage Records)
  14. THE LAST DROP FALLS by DREAMGRAVE
  15. VICTIM EYES by MEATSPACE
  16. KINGDOM OF SLAVES by LYNCH MOB (Frontiers Records)
  17. SPEED KILLS by THE CROWN (Century Media)
  18. UNLEASH HELL by MUST NOT KILL
  19. SUBLUNAR INVOCATION by TRAITORS GATE
  20. HIPSTER by TEN HIGH
  21. WARRIOR WITHIN by DESTINI BEARD/INFINITUS MORTUS
  22. CLOCK STRIKES 12 by JIRO (Mosrite Records)
  23. REFUGE OF LIES by DEATH REQUISITE
  24. ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS by SAINT DIABLO (Eclipse Records)
  25. WAGING WAR by SHATTERED SUN (Victory Records)

*THE TOP 5 EP’s OF THE YEAR

  1. PSYKOTRIBE: Wicked White Lies (Willpower Ent)
  2. CROWNED BY FIRE: Space Music For Cave People (Chrome Mountain)
  3. VAMPIRE: Cimmerian Shade (Century Media)
  4. FINAL CURSE: Sheryl Crow Camel Toe
  5. HALF TON HAMMER (Self Titled)

 

*CONCERT OF THE YEAR:  PSYCHOSTICK (State Theatre)

This was another extremely busy year in the field for us. So many great national concert events like PSYCHOSTICK (State Theatre), SOULFLY/SOILWORK (State Theatre), ANVIL (State Theatre), NAPALM DEATH / VOIVOD (State Theatre), CROBOT (Local 662), QUEENSRYCHE (State Theatre), ORGY (State Theatre), GILBY CLARKE (State Theatre), NONPOINT (State Theatre), FEAR FACTORY (State Theatre), DOYLE (State Theatre), JACKYL (State Theatre)..These are the shows we really had fun at. Although we had ‘tons’ of national concert events in 2015. Sometimes we don’t even like being there. Either the Tour Managers are dicks, or the band themselves rub us the wrong way. The national concerts listed above are events that remind us why we’re in this business in the first place. We had WAY too much fun at these events.. We do not pick ‘Concert Of The Year’ by attendance. We judge it by the overall enjoyment of the entire day and night. We would love to pick THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE  as Concert Of The Year..because it always IS..EVERY YEAR (lol). That’s where all our hard work for the scene comes together every year..It’s our legacy, but we can’t name it Concert Of The Year, or we’d be doing that EVERY YEAR!! Same with the tons of local shows we’re involved with every week. We ALWAYS have fun at those events..well..mostly

We picked PSYCHOSTICK as Concert Of The Year because this event stands out as a magical night for us. The entire experience was fun. Our friends in DRASTIC FALL, THE DOOD, and COUNTED OUT were also on this show. So yeah, it was a huge party. It was also my birthday, and it was one of the best EVER!.

*HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR:  Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO

Ok, let it be said that 2015 was ALMOST as bad as 2014 for theatrically released Horror Films. We only saw FOUR movies that were even worth a mention..THE GREEN INFERNO, KRAMPUS, CRIMSON PEAK, and MAD MAX (Not really a horror film)..We chose THE GREEN INFERNO because Eli Roth’s homage to the 70’s Cannibal films TOTALLY BLEW US AWAY!! In a year that was so bad for Horror, this masterpiece of gore stood out like a severed thumb. Lets hope 2016 will be much better..

*Before we leave 2015 behind entirely, we’d like to raise a final toast to all the great musicians we lost in 2o15…Our personal friends STEVEN McCORMICK (Traitors Gate), CRAIG GRUBER (Rainbow, Elf), DAVID VAN LANDING (MSG, Crimson Glory) and these other incredible musicians LEMMY, PHIL TAYLOR, AJ PERO, FRANK WATKINS, SCOTT CLENDENIN, CHRIS SQUIRE,, SCOTT WEILAND, BOB BURNS, EDDIE HARDIN, ANTHONY VALENTINE, CARSTEN HEUSMANN, JUSTIN LANE, RYAN SHUTLER, CRAIG HUFFMAN, MATS OLAUSSON and all the other great musicians we lost in 2015. We also lost Horror Movie icons CHRISTOPHER LEE, WES CRAVEN, GUNNAR HANSEN..We salute you all and will remember you forever..

*LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK

Friday 1/8 (Local 662) FREE SHOW featuring UNDERTONE, SAHE, AMERICAN GREED, SHOTGLASS SERENADE, DETHSTAR THRIVE. Doors 7pm

Saturday 1/9 (State Theatre) LOCAL LOCKDOWN featuring SUNSHINE & BULLETS, FROM THIS FIRE, RISING DOWN, OTHERWORLD, ALL HAIL THE QUEEN, NYAMI MOIRE..Doors 7pm

That’s it..We’ll cya in the field… J-Rock

http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

 

Happy Horror-Days

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Hey Fiends,

Hope you’re all having a kickass holiday season. We both want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Although it hardly feels like Christmas down here in Florida. It’s actually a heatwave down here right now. I’m sure a lot of you can relate since half the Country is also feeling very unseasonable weather. We did have a cold snap this past weekend though which made for a ‘killer’ time at the annual KILLER CHRISTMAS concert. It was two nights of Monstrous Merriment, and I believe this event will go down in infamy as one of the coolest Christmas shows on record. We partied hard and celebrated with lot’s of great friends. And that’s what Christmas is about. It’s never about money or material things for me. We don’t make a lot of money at our jobs, but we squeak by. Growing up in a ‘working-poor’ family, my vision of Christmas was never based around the whole commercializing thing. For me, just getting together with good friends is enough. I don’t have any Family down here, but our music scene has become my surrogate family, and this past weekend made our Christmas complete..

I’m one of those people that goes through a slight depression around this time. I’m sure many of you do as well. It’s a time when you think of friends and family that passed away. It’s also a time when you reflect on your life. The good decisions, the bad decisions. But above all else, I think about the people that don’t have ‘anything’ on Christmas. My entire life people have told me that I could never be wealthy or I would give it all away, and that’s true. I give a lot of my money to the Salvation Army. They have been doing great things for the needy since the dawn of time, and it’s a charity I have always supported since I was a kid. While you’re out shopping for those last minute gifts, please make sure you drop a few bucks in their bucket..

The traditional Christmas movies also make me feel like shit, and man, they probably get everyone depressed right? We don’t really watch those movies during the Holidays. We like the Christmas HORROR movies. I think these films were made to beat the weepy stereotype of what Christmas movies should be. But hey, don’t get me wrong, I also like the crazy Holiday comedies too, but the seasonal horror movies have helped me through this time of year since like the mid-70’s. If you are not familiar with these flicks, every year we make a list (and check it twice) of the ‘Best Christmas Horror Films Of All Time’..Keeping with tradition, we announced the list a couple weeks ago on The Rock Solid Pressure Show, but here it is print..

  1. SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984)
  2. SANTA’S SLAY (2005)
  3. SILENT NIGHT (2012)
  4. BLACK XMAS (1974) BLACK XMAS (2006)
  5. KRAMPUS (2015) *see below for review
  6. CHRISTMAS EVIL (1980)
  7. SAINT (2010)
  8. RARE EXPORTS (2010)
  9. P2 (2010)
  10. DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS (1984)
  11. A CADAVER CHRISTMAS (2011)
  12. FALL DOWN DEAD (2007)
  13. THE TOY MAKER (1991)
  14. DEAD END (2003)
  15. SIBLINGS (2004)

So that’s the Top 15 for this year. There’s tons of Christmas Horror Flicks out there, and the list changes slightly every year. But these are the flicks that we’re promoting this year. Go rent one, or go rent all of ’em..

Hope you got a chance to tune in to our annual HORRIFIC HOLIDAY SPECIAL on Monday night..We spun creepy and crazed Christmas classics from KING DIAMOND, CHRISTOPHER LEE, LEMMY, SPINAL TAP, TYPE O NEGATIVE, TSO, BEFORE THE HARVEST, DEER PUSSY, KRASH KARMA, AMERICAN DOG, MAJUR BLUDD, CHIEF GREENBUD..Oh, and watch our facebook pages for a KICKASS Christmas present from one of our Holiday Specials from Christmas past. We exhumed a gem from our Hallowed Halls and you’ll all see it on Christmas day..And oops, before I forget, here’s the playlist from 2 weeks ago..

PLAYLIST FOR 12/14/15

  1. SOILWORK: Spectrum Of Eternity (Nuclear Blast) debut
  2. WORLDS DIVIDE: Let Me Bleed
  3. CROWBAR: A Wealth Of Empathy (E1 Music) debut track
  4. FINAL CURSE: Definition Of Insanity
  5. INTRONAUT: Fast Worms (Century Media) debut track
  6. THE HELL: Don’t Be A Dick (Prosthetic) debut track
  7. PSYCHOSTICK: So Heavy (Rock Ridge) debut track
  8. DREAMGRAVE: The Last Drop Falls
  9. VAMPIRE: Pyre Of The Harvest Queen (Century Media) debut track
  10. NONPOINT: F*cked (Metal Blade)
  11. KRIADIAZ: Lepers & Liars (Shark Sausage)

BEST OF 2015: If you’re regular listeners of the show, then you know for the past couple month’s we have been spinning all the nominee’s for ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, EP OF THE YEAR, THE TOP TRACKS OF 2015. All will be revealed on our BEST OF 2015 SPECIAL’ which will air on Jan 4th. This past year was EASILY the BEST year for new music that we have seen in a long time. It was also the hardest decision we have ever encountered in picking the best of the bunch. So tune in on Jan 4th and see who will take home the honors this year..We’ll also be picking CONCERT OF THE YEAR, and yes, HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR

KRAMPUS: And speaking of Horror Movies, 2015 was easily the WORST year for theatrically released horror films. There were a few, but here comes KRAMPUS, just in time for Christmas..AND WE LOVED IT!! Unfortunately, the theaters only saw the PG-13 version. This version kicks ass but there is also an R-Rated version, and we’re anxiously awaiting the DVD release of that. This movie is an instant Creepy Christmas Classic. It’s also a comedy and it fits nicely on our list with movies like SANTA’S SLAY, SIBLINGS, and A CADAVER CHRISTMAS. KRAMPUS starts off like ‘Christmas Vacation’. The usual dysfunctional family get together for the holidays. One of the kids rips up his letter to Santa after being mocked by the other kids..Then ALL HELL breaks loose. They unleash the monstrous Krampus and his minions which consist of SATAN’LIKE GINGERBREAD MEN, A GIANT JACK IN THE BOX CLOWN THAT EATS EVERYBODY, ELVES FROM HELL..Yeah, this movie has every Christmas nightmare on the planet..The whole town dies, EVERYBODY dies, and a cool twist ending that even adds to more peril. WE LOVED IT!! Can’t wait for the sequel..

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everybody! No matter how you celebrate or what you believe the holiday is about. Just enjoy yourself and help others if you can..

J-Rock

 

The War Within

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Hey Fiends

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. If you were partying with us over the Thanksgiving weekend, then I know you had a kickass time. We unleashed 3 huge concerts that broke the ‘Fun-O-Meter’ . We had HATE ETERNAL, SUPER TROUP, and DOYLE. It was a festive time indeed at all 3 shows. But moving into December with that festive feeling in my black heart. My attitude quickly turned to despair with the recent Terrorist attack in California. I’m the kind of person who likes to voice my opinion. Whether it’s on the ‘Rock Solid Pressure’ show, or here in the blog, you’re going to know how I feel. A lot of you don’t agree with what I say, and I don’t expect you too. That’s the beauty of our society. It’s always cool to have an idealistic debate on issues. And the last time I checked, our ‘Freedom Of Speech’ hasn’t been canceled. If you’re a regular reader of my rants, then you know I’ve never been a big fan of our Government. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE supporter of our Country. I’ve just never really liked any of our Presidents in my lifetime. At an early age, I started to see all Politicians as slimey, corrupt bastards. Our ongoing Civil War between the Democrats and the Republicans just seemed foolish to me. The only voice that made sense in the campaigns for President over the years was from the Independents. I also quickly found out that the Independents didn’t have enough money to get elected. That made me dislike our sitting leaders even more. So it’s safe to say I pretty much gave up on politics, but I never gave up on supporting our Country..

Yes it’s true, Donald Trump got me fired up and interested in our new Presidential race. I saw him as a strong leader that would not take any shit. This is the kind of person we needed to lead our Country. All of the Presidents I have seen in my lifetime were total WIMPS. Certainly not the kind of people our great nation was built upon. I guess you would have to be in your 70’s or 80’s (or 90’s) to remember what a strong leader in office was like. So Trump got me fired up, but lately, it seems like he’s going off the rails on the crazy train. I STILL want to believe that this guy is the answer to a lot of our problems, but he’s going about it in the wrong way. I mean, doesn’t he have any campaign advisers yelling at him that you CANNOT be genocidal? He had most of the Country rallying for him, but the recent things he is saying has put me back in my ‘despair’ catagory. NONE of the candidates would be good for America right now. We’re in deep shit.

The more I hear the nonsense coming out of Obama’s mouth, the more concerned I get. It seems like he’s more in favor of the Terrorists than protecting his own Country. Do any of you feel that way? Gun Control? How bout ‘RADICALIZED MUSLIM CONTROL’. I’ve had it up to my ass in all this ‘Gun Control’ bullshit. All that means is that guns will be taken out of many hands that need to protect their families. The criminals, and the TERRORISTS will always get guns no matter what. I talked to a lot of people who are also really concerned and the general consensus is that we’re on our own. The American vigilance will be our only defense in the war within our Country right now. How much worse can things get for our nation? we’re already dealing with Wacko’s that stage mass shootings at our Schools and Movie Theaters. We have crazed Serial Killers on the loose. And NOW, once again, we have radicalized Muslims killing our people in our OWN Country. The man I thought would be the guy to bring America back to the strongest nation in the world, has me thinking this guy is more like HITLER than our nations saving grace..

I’m sure Trump has our nations best interest at heart, but man, he’s going about it in the wrong way. First off, all Muslims are not radicalized. I’d venture to say 90% of American Muslims are great people. For me though, it’s weird to get caught up in any type of religious brainwashing. There’s a God? YES! There’s a Devil? YES! There’s good and evil? YES! So choose your path and be done with it. There’s good Christians, there’s bad Christians. Good Catholics, bad Catholics..And YES, good Muslims and bad Muslims. Put it this way, if I was an American Muslim, a good Muslim, who wanted nothing more than to worship Allah for the rest of my days, then I’d be the first one to contact the Government to check me out. That would be logical. Especially now. And I’m seeing a lot of good Muslims on the news that are doing this and I applaud them. On the other hand, we have to find these small cells of radicalized Muslims that are certainly planning their next attack. Only our vigilance will stop the next one. We cannot count on our President..

I also saw something on TV last night that totally freaked me out. I was watching ‘News Channel 9′, and they ran a commercial from the Sheriff in Broward Country (Maybe Brevard County?) Anyway, the Sheriff comes on and is offering instructions on what to do if your Holiday party is attacked by Terrorists. YES, I”M SERIOUS! I felt like I was watching Saturday Night Live. He stated that if you have a license to carry a firearm, then BRING IT. He also stated to RUN, HIDE, and a bunch of other stuff that had me saying NO WAY..THIS CAN’T BE REAL..But it was. And after that, I knew our Country has changed from bad to worse. We’re going into a Militia Mentality. Hey, I’m fine with holing up on a mountaintop somewhere in the hills of Virginia. If it comes to that I’ll roll with the punches. As long as I can open up a concert venue in those hills, then bring it on. But seriously, is this the path that is destined for the strongest nation in the world? It can change with a strong leader in office and that leader is nowhere in sight..

I’m one of those people that get kinda depressed over the Christmas season. That feeling has been replaced by confusion this year. I never thought I would live long enough to see our great nation go down the tubes, but it’s happening. Is there even an Independent party right now? Is there time for someone to rise up, take control and stop the madness? We still have a lot of time to find the ideal candidate. Our Government totally ate itself and imploded. We all rallied around a pop culture President who sent our Country to hell, and NOW we have to be Vigilant? It’s no wonder Trump’s extreme views hit a nerve with most of Americans. I AGREED with most of the things he was saying, but I CAN’T agree with what I’m hearing lately. The best I can hope for is that mountaintop community in the hills..Shoot anything that moves? Well, ok then

*OUR “FANGSGIVING’ PLAYLIST  11/23/15

CRADLE OF FILTH: The Vampyre At My Side (Nuclear Blast) debut track

MARTY FRIDMAN: Sociopath (Prosthetic) debut track

TEMPEST RISING: Wretch (debut track)

FIRESPAWN: The Emperor (Century Media) debut

SAINT DIABLO: Ancient Astronauts (Eclipse) debut

ZAIBATSU: Technocrazy (Killerpool) debut

THE HELL: Just Curious (Prosthetic) debut track

KADAVER DOLLS: Death Of A Super Hero (Willpower) debut track

PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY: Shovel (debut track)

RISE 2 BRUTALITY: Broken Trust (debut track)

HALF TON HAMMER: Frozen Death (debut track)

EROTIC LIQUID CULTURE: Ride Hard Die Free (RIP David Van Landing)

*LAST NIGHTS PLAYLIST  12/7/15

OPERATION MINDCRIME: Kicking In The Door (Frontiers) debut track

LAST IN LINE: Devil In Me (Frontiers) debut

NIGHTINGALE: The Maze (Inside Out)

MURKY RED: Pixelated Friends (Melodic Revolution) debut track

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION: Monster In Me (Carved)

PETE BERWICK: See You In Hell (Little Class)

CROWNED BY FIRE: Space Music For Cave People (Chrome Mountain)

AEGEA: Unify (debut)

IRON MAIDEN: The Great Unknown (Parlophone) debut track

FREEDOM HAWK: Radar (Small Stone) debut track

RAVEN EYE: Breaking Out (Rook)

*So, for those of you that are regular listeners of The Rock Solid Pressure Show. You’re probably aware that for the past few months we have been spinning all the nominee’s for our BEST OF 2015 broadcast. That show will air on Jan 4th. This is like OUR Grammy Awards, and it’s easily one of our favorite broadcasts every year. We’ll be announcing ALBUM OF THE YEAR, EP OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, THE TOP TRACKS OF THE YEAR, CONCERT OF THE YEAR, and yes..HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR. Make it a point to tune in on Jan 4th and see who takes the honors. But MAKE SURE to tune in next week as we unleash more nominee’s. I gotta say, 2015 has been one of the most incredible years for new music releases. One of the best we’ve ever seen in our 13 year history. It’s gonna be one HELLUVA night on Jan 4th

*UPCOMING HOLIDAY CONCERTS..That you can’t miss

Fri 12/11: State Theatre: LOCAL LOCKDOWN featuring PREPARE THE GRAVE, UNTOMORIA, WITHIN US, DIVINE SCIENCE, AMERICAN GREED, SHOT GLASS SERENADE..Doors 7pm

Sat 12/12: State Theatre: JACKYL w/ 5 STAR HOOKER, CRUSH TONE.. Doors 7pm

Fri 12/18: The Local 662: KILLER CHRISTMAS (Night 1) featuring RISE 2 BRUTALITY, CYPHER MACHINE, HALF TON HAMMER, HATE TANK, FUNERAL FOR A CLOWN, DARK SUMMER, CHRONOLOGIC

Sat 12/19: The Local 662: KILLER CHRISTMAS (Night 2) featuring SUNSHINE & BULLETS, COLDCLOCK KNOCKOUT, DRASTIC FALL, THE DOOD, SAHE, THE GLORIOUS REBELLION, THE CRUZ BROTHERS

Get all the info on these shows at our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com or look up the event pages on facebook..

That’s all I got..Cya in the field

J-Rock

THIS IS WAR!

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Hey Fiends,

First off, before I give my take on the Paris tragedy (and it’s probably going to be a long rant). I know a lot of you missed the broadcast last night. One of our more popular radio affiliates ‘Localized Music’ did not air the new show. The owner of the station is sick (Get well soon Rob) and it’s understandable that our show did not air. If you WANT to hear the new show, it is NOW posted at our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com . It’s on our player right under our pic slideshow. You can also hear ALL the shows from Nov and many from Oct. Big thanks to our Administrator VOODOO RICK for getting the new show up in such a timely fashion..

PARIS TRAGEDY: We did not mention the Paris tragedy on our broadcast last night. The entire world is going through a rough time, and we wanted everybody to just ‘be themselves’ for one hour. We said nothing last night, but I’ll speak my mind NOW! Just like the rest of the world, I am devastated as to what happened in Paris. It hit’s close to home because these slimy coward Terrorists are now targeting our Entertainment Industry. The concert venue is Paris is much like the State Theatre where we work in St. Pete Florida. These religious zealots also took out innocent lives at the nearby bars. These are all MY people, and I’m enraged more than I ever have been since these bastards took our twin towers down. My rage also is turning into confusion in the way our President is handling the situation. At the moment, France and Russia are bombing the hell out of these bastards in Syria. I’m sure we will be joining in the fight. NOW is the time to wipe this scourge from the earth. We NEVER had Russia work in unison with anybody to combat Terrorism. But the news last night confirmed that the Russian airliner that was brought down last week was definitely a bomb. So there’s no hesitation in Russia screaming ‘Bombs Away’, and yes, they are hitting them hard right now. Granted, Russia is already establishing a base in Syria, mainly to protect Assad. This had Americans fearing another cold war scenario, but right now, I feel all that fear is unwarranted..

RIGHT NOW, I’m questioning the ethics of our Government and the judgement of our President. First he makes a really ‘strange’ deal to give Iraq millions of dollars. Thank you Mr. Obama for helping Iraq build a bomb to destroy us. THEN he makes another strange deal to let the Syrian Immigrants into our Country. Do you know that many of them are already HERE? I just saw something on CNN that stated they are all over the place, and it’s tough to do a background check on ANY of them. WHAT? Isn’t this how the Paris tragedy happened? Many of you know that I’m not really in league with our Government. Never have been. I voted one time in my life and that was for Ross Perot. I don’t play into the whole ‘Political Theater’, and I hate Politicians with a passion. But I TOTALLY agree to NOT let any Refugee’s into our Country. NOW I’m hearing that all this bullshit is part of the never ending Democrat / Republican feud. THIS IS BEYOND CRAZY!! The Republicans want the Refugee’s out and the Democrats want them in. How bout we all come together as AMERICANS and fight this bullshit in a proper way. HOW BOUT we get all the NATO Countries, and the Countries outside of NATO to join forces and we can all work together to FINALLY eliminate ISIS and ALQUEDA. Right now this could happen. The problem in the past was that we were always fighting the war on terror by OURSELVES! Of course we couldn’t win. But RIGHT NOW we CAN! And RIGHT NOW our President is refusing action. Does any of this seem strange, or is it just me?

YES, I feel like I’m living under Marshall Law under Obama. It’s the only time I have ever felt this way, and I’m in my 50’s. I lived through many turbulent decades in our Country’s history, but this is the WORST and most dangerous time I HAVE EVER SEEN! I feel like I’m living under a Dictatorship, and my FREEDOM is slowly being stripped. Look, I’m a ‘Metal’ guy. That’s my preference in music. And the Metal family is STRONG! We’re fighters and not cowards. I do not believe ‘The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth’, not right now anyway. Sure, we’re a compassionate Country, but that can only go so far. The whole Syrian Refugee thing will be the downfall of our Country. How much worse does Mr. Obama want our Country to get? We have Racial unrest that is worse than in the 50’s and 60’s. We have social misfits that are slaughtering innocent students in Schools almost every week. These wack jobs are even killing people in Movie Theaters. And the death toll is HUGE. We have kids that are STARVING on our OWN soil, and NOW we HAVE to let in thousands more Syrian Refugee’s that CANNOT be properly checked out? OF COURSE half of them are Terrorists. How bout we become ‘somewhat’ compassionate and just let in the Children of the Refugee’s in. MY GOD, how much more can we stand before our nation crumbles altogether. I’m also VERY frightened about Hilary Clinton becoming our next President. This will carry our nation into total destruction. This will be like ‘Obama Part 2’. I do NOT choose sides in our century old war with the Democrats and the Republicans, but there is ONE GUY on the Republican side that I feel will NOT take shit, and will make our Country the way America ‘used’ to be. Like I said, I’m a METAL guy. I believe in POWER and NOT backing down in a fight. I’m not into Government, but I back our troops FULLY! And I still believe our armies are the strongest in the world. But we CANNOT be a strong nation with a President that is making bad, and very strange decisions. RIGHT NOW the entire world is ready to fight ISIS, and they ARE. Yet we’re holding back. Is it too LATE for ME to run for President? Could an Independent actually take the vote? I’m using myself as a metaphor of course, but there are MANY Metalheads like myself that back my views 100 percent. This attack on the music community in Paris woke a lot of us up, and pissed us off like never before. My heart goes out to all the families of the victims in this senseless massacre..NOW IT’S TIME TO FIGHT…RIGHT?

I’m trying not to offend anyone on the Democrat or Republican side. I know many of you play into this political nonsense. How bout just being a REALIST. How bout looking at things in the ‘Long Term’. I have NEVER seen our Country so divided in my lifetime. Do you feel this is a good thing no matter what your political preference might be? All I know is that we are a strong and powerful nation and we don’t take shit. YES, our Country is going to hell in a hand basket, yet we’re knuckling down to bad decisions because of political preference. We are living in the worst time in our nations history. Why do you think that is? SERIOUSLY, WAKE UP!! We can change things in the next election. I hate even talking about politics, it’s not me, but I’m an AMERICAN..At this point, I’m still certain that I have FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Soon though, they might take that away from us too. We’re being FORCED to do lot’s of things these days, and the word FREEDOM is barely holding water. Things have to change RIGHT NOW before it’s too late. Agree with me or disagree with me. How bout we form a new political party? We can call ourselves the LOGICAL-ISTS

*LAST NIGHT’S PLAYLIST ON ‘THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW’

IRON MAIDEN: If Eternity Should Fail (Parlophone Records) debut

CALIGULA’S HORSE: Marigold (Inside Out Music) debut

BROKEN TEETH: Raining Fire (debut)

CHAOS FRAME: Doomed (Nightmare Records) debut track

LYNCH MOB: The Hollow Queen (Frontiers Records) debut track

FREEDOM HAWK: The Line (Small Stone Records) debut track

AMPLIFIER: Crystal Anthem (Superball Music) debut track

WOLF: River Everlost (Century Media) debut track

DIO: Walk On Water (Warner Bros) debut track

*PLAYLIST FOR 11/9

FEED HER TO THE SHARKS: Burn The Traitor (Victory Records) debut

SWALLOW THE SUN: Silhouette’s (Century Media) debut

THE HELL: Fever (Prosthetic Records) debut

PSYCHOSTICK: Choking Hazard (Rock Ridge Records) debut track

VAMPIRE: Hexahedron (Century Media) debut track

SHATTERED SUN: Waging War (Victory Records) debut

PSYKOTRIBE: Wicked White Lies (Willpower Ent.) debut track

DEATH REQUISITE: Crimson Savior (debut track)

ANURYZM: All Is Not For All (Melodic Revolution Records) debut track

INTRONAUT: The Direction Of Last Things (Century Media) debut track

AIONIOS: The Torture Within (debut track)

*UPCOMING CONCERT EVENTS

FRIDAY 11/20: The Local 662: AEGEA w/ NINE MILE DRIVE, FROM THIS FIRE, CYPHER MACHINE, OTHERWORLD

SATURDAY 11/21: The Local 662: HOPE DARLING w/ TRIGGER CITY TRIO, THE DETECTIVES, G2P

TUESDAY 11/24: State Theatre: HATE ETERNAL w/ DARK DISCIPLE, SHATTERED, MAD SPLATTER, GRASPING AT THE SHADOW

FRIDAY 11/27: The Local 662: SUPER TROUP (featuring members from Lynch Mob, Foreigner, Bonham, Great White) w/ 5 STAR HOOKER, SAHE, 20 SHADES, ALL HAIL THE QUEEN, SHORE DOGS

SATURDAY 11/28: State Theatre: DOYLE w/ PSYKOTRIBE, WIRETHRONE, THE DOOD

Get more info on all the concert events at our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com You can also find the group pages for all these events at Facebook

That’s all I got..See ya in the field

J-Rock

Closing The Casket On SHOCKTOBER

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Hey Fiends,

Hope you all had a kickass Halloween. We have to close the casket on Shocktober, but it’s ALWAYS Halloween in the Dungeon. You can enjoy that Halloween spirit all year long on The Rock Solid Pressure Show. But we turn up the ‘Shock Value’ throughout our Shocktober season. And man we had a HELLUVA good time this year. Hope you all had a chance to listen to our broadcast last night. It was..umm.. ..KILLER (See playlist below). And of course, I’m hoping you all tuned in for our HALLOWEEN SPECIAL on Oct 26th. We exhumed the Masters Of Shock for that broadcast. We spun Creepy Classics (and some new stuff too) from SLIPKNOT, ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, CRADLE OF FILTH (Coming to State Theatre on Feb 3rd), TYPE O NEGATIVE, KING DIAMOND, BLACK SABBATH, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILM, LORDI, CAPT CLEGG & THE NIGHT CREATURES, MURDERDOLLS, CORNBUGS (featuring CHOP TOP & BUCKETHEAD), FROSTBITE. If you missed that broadcast, we will have it on our player at http://www.RockSolidPressure.com in the near future..

We had a great time at concert events throughout Shocktober. NOBODY does Halloween better than our Tampa Bay music scene. We had some amazing shows like SHOCKTOBER-FEST, SOULFLY / SOILWORK, SOUL ASYLUM / MEAT PUPPETS, but the stand out was easily DEVIL’S NIGHT this past Friday night at The Local 662. Such an amazing event. All the costume’s were extremely cool (see the pics on our facebook pages). But what made it extra special, is that it doubled as a benefit for the family of the late great STEVE McCORMICK who passed away in Sept. His band TRAITORS GATE was scheduled to play The Industry Showcase, AND Devil’s Night. Steve was one of my favorite Guitarists and a great person. It was nice to see everybody at Devil’s Night give so generously. Steve’s bandmate ‘Sven’ and his wife ‘Barb’ attended the benefit. I’m sure we raised enough cash to help Barb through these rough times. It was a great night!! The Halloween spirit was raging in full force with an incredible lineup that consisted of PSYKOTRIBE, SCREAMING AT THE SILENCE, CYPHER MACHINE, CAMROSE, BLACKLITE. A night to remember..Till next year!!

Our November lineup for concert events is beyond crazy this year. Check ’em out below. But first, here’s a rundown of our playlist that pummeled The Rock Solid Pressure Show last night..

ANURYZM: Impermanence / The Challenger (Melodic Revolution Records) debut

INTRONAUT: The Pleasant Surprise (Century Media) debut

OPERATION MINDCRIME: The Stranger (Frontiers Records) debut track

SO HIDEOUS: Relinquish (Prosthetic Records) debut

GRAVE: Plain Pine Box (Century Media) debut

MEATSPACE: Victim Eyes (debut)

MUST NOT KILL: Unleash Hell (debut)

TEN HIGH: Hipster (debut)

GRASPING AT THE SHADOW (debut)

As you can see, all debut tracks. We got extremely backed up during our Shocktober Season so expect all debut tracks for the next couple weeks. We also saw as many Horror Flicks as we could during Shocktober. I’m talking about at the Theater’s. At home, it’s Horror Flicks all year round (lol). It was a kinda dismal Halloween season for Horror films, but we found a few gems (read the previous blogs)..Here’s our take on CRIMSON PEAK..

Here’s my take on it. If you’re in the mood for a real eerie, moody, gothic ghost story with a unique plot, then you’re gonna love it. It’s a GUILLERMO DEL TORO film so expect plenty of atmosphere with lavish sets. It’s like an homage to all the great ‘Hammer’ films of the 60’s and 70’s. I expected Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee to walk in any minute. Some Horror fans might find it slow, but I love those old Hammer films, so naturally, I liked this. Del Toro captured the atmosphere of ‘turn of the century’ New York and England perfectly. It’s a haunting film that you will remember. The plot is a bit crazy..It’s the story of an aspiring writer from an affluent New York family. As a child she’s able to see the ghost of her dead Mother, who warns her about an encounter with a place called Crimson Peak. Years later she falls in love with a shady guy who comes to America to gain money from her Father for one of his projects. The shady guy is accompanied by his evil Sister. They are not liked by our Heroine’s Father, and they are sent packing back to England..But not before they murder the Father..Anyway, our lead character marries the shady guy and is whisked off to to England to the eerie estate ‘Crimson Peak’. Turns out, the shady guy and his Sinister Sister are incestuous lovers. They plan to kill our Heroine, like they have done with others. The Ghosts come out of the woodwork and the creepfest begins. There’s not much gore, but when it comes, it’s horrific and realistic. The Ghosts look incredible, and it’s refreshing to see an original and complex script that works. I didn’t really like the sappy ending, and some Horror fans might find it slow, but for me, overall it was a good movie. Certainly won’t be my ‘Movie Of The Year’, but if you love those old Hammer films like I do..Then you’ll enjoy your stay at CRIMSON PEAK!!

*THE NOVEMBER CONCERT SCHEDULE: We’re gearing up for an INSANE month of concert events. Here’s a rundown..Pick your favorite..Or go to ALL of ’em

Thursday 11/12 State Theatre: WHITECHAPEL, PSYCROPTIC, CULTURE KILLER, HALF TON HAMMER, BURNING FAIR VERONA

Saturday 11/14  The Local 662: ROCK FOR R.A.K. PART 3 featuring KADAVER DOLLS, PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY, THE CUNNINGHAM WAKE, THE DOOD, DRASTIC FALL, UNDER FALLEN ORDER, WIRETHRONE

Friday 11/20  The Local 662: AEGEA, NINE MILE DRIVE, FROM THIS FIRE, CYPHER MACHINE, OTHERWORLD

Saturday 11/21  The Local 662: HOPE DARLING, TRIGGER CITY TRIO, THE DETECTIVES, G2P

Tuesday 11/24  State Theatre: HATE ETERNAL w/ DARK DISCIPLE, SHATTERED, MAD SPLATTER, GRASPING AT THE SHADOW

Friday 11/27  The Local 662: SUPER TROUP (featuring members from LYNCH MOB, FOREIGNER, BONHAM, GREAT WHITE, BANG TANGO) w/ 5 STAR HOOKER, SAHE, 20 SHADES, ALL HAIL THE QUEEN, SHORE DOGS

Saturday 11/28  State Theatre: DOYLE w/ PSYKOTRIBE, WIRETHRONE, THE DOOD

*NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: Expect another show with all debut tracks PLUS we’ll dissect the first episode of ASH VS EVIL DEAD..Brave the darkness and tune in. And remember, we air every Monday night at 7pm (EST) on these fine stations http://www.LOCALIZEDMUSIC.net http://www.PUREROCKRADIO.net http://www.DARKCLOUDRADIO.com and many more

That’s all I got..Till next time..Cya in the field

J-Rock

Ahhh, Shocktober

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Hey Fiends,

Hope you are all enjoying our annual ‘Shocktober Celebration’ on The Rock Solid Pressure Show. It’s certainly our favorite time of year. Since 2002 our Shocktober Celebration has been churning out the sinister sounds throughout the month of October. In fact, back in 2002 when we started our broadcast, NOBODY was even using the term ‘Shocktober’..I was certain I invented it (lol). Seriously, I do research before I name anything. NOW, everybody is using the term. Not the first time my ideas have been stolen. BUT can they do ‘Shocktober’ the way WE do it? I highly doubt it. In years past we have had virtually every iconic Horror actor join us for the celebration. Including members from all the dark bands that we love. Lately, our high profile interviews have been out in the field at our concert events down here on the Tampa Bay gulf. We’re trying to get away from the ‘Phone-In’ interview thing. We’d much rather have our guests join us in the Dungeon, or do a backstage interview where we are ‘really’ in our element.We don’t have any interviews planned for this months celebration though. We’d much rather fill it with the scary sounds of the season..And as you know, we have an over abundance of ‘Scary Sounds’ down here in the catacombs..

It’s always ‘Halloween’ on our show, but in Shocktober we kick it up a notch. Here’s our playlist for the past two weeks. It’s filled with Deadly Debuts and Creepy Classic Cuts for our annual Tradition Of Terror

*THE PLAYLIST TO DIE FOR 10/5/15

CRADLE OF FILTH: Misericord (Nuclear Blast) debut track

DR. LIVING DEAD: Wake Up, Join The Dead (Century Media) debut track

ROB ZOMBIE: Everybody Scream (Hip-O Records)

TYPE O NEGATIVE: Life Is Killing Me (Roadrunner)

KRIADIAZ: Lepers & Liars (Shark Sausage) debut

HYDROVIBE featuring Shawnee Smith: Killer Inside (Orleans Street)

ST. MADNESS: Carl The Clown (Nasty Prick)

JIRO: Clock Strikes 12 (Mosrite Records)

THE A-BORTZ: Walking Dead

3 KISSES: Love Is A Grave (debut)

CAPT. CLEGG & THE NIGHT CREATURES: Macon County Morgue (Hip-O)

BLACK SABBATH: Hole In The Sky (R.I.P. Steve McCormick)

*THE PLAYLIST TO DIE FOR 10/12/15

OPETH: The Moor (Peaceville Records) debut track

PSYKOTRIBE: Vengeance (Willpower Ent) debut

MUSHROOMHEAD: Darker Days (Megaforce)

KING DIAMOND: Sarah’s Night (Metal Blade)

VAMPIRE: Night Hunter (Century Media) debut

WATAIN: The Wild Hunt (Century Media) debut track

AKERCOCKE: The Promise (Earache Records)

SPIDER MOUNTAIN featuring Chop Top: Stupid Life Of A Mom Eater

JOHNNY GRUESOME: Gruesome

So, for those of you that know these bands, then you get the picture right? This is how we do Shocktober in the Dungeon every year. Our next broadcast will be Oct 26th. Our final night of the celebration will be a fright fest indeed. We will exhume ALL the masters of monstrous music. If you’re as wildly wicked as us, then you’ll tune in. We’ll be back to our ‘ol sinister selves in November. We’re WAY backed up in the ‘New Music’ dept so expect a ton of debut tracks in November..Along with a mind blowing lineup of national concert events..

SHOWCASE NEWS: So, the Industry Showcase was a couple weeks ago. We’re still actually recovering from this monumental event. In fact, both Patty and myself came down with the flu right after the event. Seems the entire scene got the flu down here. And I’m STILL trying to shake it off. But I’m not letting it hinder the celebration for the cool things that happened (so far) for some of the performing bands. If you missed the broadcast on Monday night when we made the formal announcements..Then you’re a dick. Here’s what we know so far..More announcements coming as they happen

*The band ‘5 STAR HOOKER’ was awarded a prime slot at ROCKLAHOMA. This was given by RETROSPECT RECORDS..Big congrats to the band for kicking ass at the Showcase this year!!

*The band ‘AIONIOS’ was awarded a custom deal with SINISTER GUITAR PICKS. Big congrats to the band for blowing ‘everyone’s’ mind at the Showcase this year

*The band ‘THE D.O.O.D.’ was awarded an insane custom merch package from ACE HIGH PRINTING, and they were ALSO awarded free studio time from FULL WAVE SOUND. Big congrats to the band for having a set of a lifetime

*The band ‘A(K)NEW’ was awarded free studio time from FULL WAVE SOUND. Big congrats to the band for bringing their A-Game for a set of a lifetime

*The band ‘FROM THIS FIRE’ was awarded an insane prize pack from FREAKSHOW FOLLIES. Big congrats to the band for always leaving smoke on the State Theatre stage

That’s all we know so far. We ARE hearing rumblings from the WILLPOWER ENTERTAINMENT camp that a signing is on the horizon. We’re not hearing anything from the MELODIC REVOLUTION camp about a signing, but that could change. Mega-Producer MATT LaPLANT is sure to be working with a few bands this year. At this point, we don’t know ‘who’ yet. We’ll be announcing results as they happen on our broadcast. I would advise tuning in every Monday night at 7pm (est) to get the info in your ears first. I’m no longer doing weekly blogs, so it’s best to tune in..

HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS: Well, 2015 has been the worst year for theatrical Horror Movie releases. But it seems that’s changing. This month is filled with all kinds of horror flicks at the Theaters. And you can bet your ass we’ll be seeing every one. We already took in two of the most talked about shockers, and here’s our reviews..

*THE VISIT (My Review) So, we see it’s an M. Nyght Shaymalan movie (did I spell that right?) So it can’t be that bad right? I mean, he made a couple good creepy films. But this one SUCKED! We find out it’s one of those ‘Hand Held Camera’ ‘Documentary Style’ ‘P.O.V.’ films that are all the rage with the kids. And we HATE these movies, and YES, we ALSO hate all those ‘Paranormal Activity’ movies. Shame on you Shaymalan for jumping on this bandwagon of crap. If it was done as a ‘regular’ movie, it might have been ok. The story was a bit creepy but not original at all, and WAY too boring..Here’s the plot, 2 kids, a Brother and Sister go visit their Grandparents who they never met before. But their ‘real’ Grandparents are dead in the basement and 2 escaped homicidal mental patients are posing as their Grandparents. These 2 old crazy folks shit themselves and crawl around naked. It’s more funny than scary actually. I also hated the 2 kids. The whole Documentary thing just ruined it for me. HELLO, THIS STYLE OF FILM MAKING IS PLAYED OUT..There wasn’t even a twist ending that Shaymalan is famous for. It did pretty well at the Theaters, so it’s obvious Mr. Shaymalan was only in it for the money. I’d actually like MY money back. This movie is NOT worth a VISIT to the Theater. Unless you’re like 12 years old.

*THE VISIT (Patty’s Review) I’m not an M. Nyght Shaymalan fan, but it was a great night for the drive-in. That always means ‘Party City’ for us. And this was the closest thing to horror this year, so off we went. I immediately was turned off by the ‘Hand Held Documentary” thing..I HATE THAT!! So I tried to look at it cinematically, trying to find something that worked. But I’ve seen more scares on network TV shows. Both the kids annoyed the hell out of me. The story could have moved a bit quicker. I kind of liked the crazy imposter Grandparents..Kinda. But the movie didn’t work for me at all. As we exited the Drive-In, the soundtrack for the rolling credits was actually REAL scary, but we had to suffer through that annoying kid rapping, thankfully that was short..But if you want to learn about old age ‘Incontinence’ then go see it

*THE GREEN INFERNO (My Review) This was AWESOME!! Finally, a ‘real’ horror movie. This time around, Eli Roth pays homage to the Cannibal films of the 70’s. Like ‘Make Them Die Slowly’ ‘Slave Of The Cannibal God’, and ‘Cannibal Holocaust..With more emphasis on ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ (FYI The original working title for Cannibal Holocaust was actually ‘The Green Inferno). The amazing and legendary makeup team of Nicatero and Berger make this a kickass splatterfest. Although I’m sure there will be an unrated edition coming out, and I’m going to hunt that down. It was still pretty bold for an ‘R’ rating though..The plot is simple, College kid activists from NY take a trip to the Peruvian Amazon to chain themselves to tree’s to stop bulldozers from tearing down the forests, and help save the surviving native tribes who still live in the jungle. They succeed but find their mission was all a scam for the leader of the activist group who put everyone’s life in danger. On their return flight, their plane crashes and most of them die. The survivors are captured by a Cannibal tribe and they’re all eaten..It’s beyond awesome!! You’ll hate most of the activists, and you won’t care they are eaten. A couple of ’em are bad actors and you can’t wait till they are munched. The activist leader reminded me of BORAT (lol). The Cannibals are extremely realistic. That’s because most of them were a real Peruvian Tribe. A few of ’em looked liked something out of the new Mad Max movie..This was insanely good!! Best Horror Movie of the year so far (for me)..Eli Roth does it again

*THE GREEN INFERNO (Patty’s Review) Ok, now I feel like we’re getting into the swing of big budget horror films that are REALLY GOOD!! Thank you Eli Roth for once again not disappointing fans with a well done Cannibal movie. Loved everything about it, location, plot, gore. I did some research and found out the lead actress (the survivor girl) almost ‘really’ drowned in the rapid river scene. They left that scene in the film. They also had to endure hardships in making this film. I found this movie gripping, intense, and the decapitation scenes jaw dropping. With that said, I also enjoyed the comedic moments. And the credits had a bit of of a surprise in it too. Loved this move! Well Done!!

*UPCOMING CONCERTS:

Sun 10/25: State Theatre: SOULFLY, SOILWORK, DECAPITATED, SHATTERED SUN, PSYKOTRIBE, AIONIOS: Man, we’re so stoked for this. It’s not just a concert..It’s a METAL EVENT. The scene has been anticipating this show for a LONG time, and it’s less than TWO WEEKS AWAY!! Get more info at http://www.StateTheatreConcerts.com or http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

And that’s about all I got this week. Make sure you tune in for our ‘Shocktober’ finale on Oct 26th

Cya In The Field

J-Rock