Industry Showcase Special #1 with DRVN



Hey Fiends,

Hope you had a chance to catch the broadcast on Monday night, We have begun the Industry Showcase Specials, and we will continue these specials right up until the big event on Sept 28th. Every week we will feature a Showcase band on the show with us. We will also feature a few tracks from performing bands. Our first special featured members from the Tampa band DRVN. This heavy duty modern rock powerhouse is currently tearing up the Tampa scene. The band is a collaboration of well known musicians in the area. We had BRUCE (bass) and Jay (vocals) in the Dungeon with us, and it was certainly a party. These guys are extremely fun to hang out with, and the band is totally off the chains. I had them play my birthday bash, and there is no way in hell I was going to leave them out of The Industry Showcase this year. This band needs to be seen right away!! DRVN is still a brand new unit. They are currently in the studio laying down tracks for their debut cd. Keep an eye out for this band!!


SCARLET HOLLOW: Behind The Lines (debut track) Melodic Revolution Records

TURISAS: No Good Story ever Starts With drinking Tea (debut) Century Media

SLASH: Halo (debut track)

MISS LAVA: Ride (debut) Small Stone Records

VAPID: Nothing To Lose (debut)

AIRBOURNE: Cradle To The Grave (debut track) Roadrunner Records

DRVN: King Of The World (debut)

A(K)NEW: 21 Grams

BLAINE THE MONO: Svine Munich (debut)



We both really liked this movie A LOT!! Usually I hate the remakes but they stayed true to the original 1980 MANIAC!! The original is still one of my favorites, yet this new one surpassed it in violence and gore. When I heard Elijah Wood was playing the part of ‘Frank The Maniac’, I was almost certain this would not work. Joe Spinnel did such a great job as Frank back in 1980, I mean, he was actually known for that role. But Elijah did a fantastic job with an amazingly chilling performance. This movie is extremely brutal. It’s an assault to the senses. This is the best slasher film I have seen in a long long time, but I have to warn you, it’s extreme. If you have seen the original MANIAC (and I suggest you do)  you will find the remake does not stray at all from the original. It’s basically the same story. A crazed killer with a ‘Mother Fixation’ starts killing women, scalping them, and then puts their hair on Mannequins (which he collects)..Thats pretty much it. The big difference from the original is that its filmed through the eyes of the killer, which I feel was totally unique. It’s realistic and it will make you squirm. there’s lot’s of sex in this movie too. It’s almost like an underground film..Just be prepared. This movie and ‘AFTERSHOCK’ are at the top of my list for ‘Horror Film Of The Year’ right now. you can see this movie on Pay Per View right NOW!! definitely worth the 6 bucks..It’ll be hard to shake this one off


Sun 8/25: State Theatre: JARS OF CLAY w/ A FRIENDLY REMINDER


Get more info on these shows at The State Theatre website

NEXT WEEK ON ROCK SOLID PRESSURE: Since we’re doing a live event next Monday night. We will not be doing a broadcast. We will rerun this past weeks show. We will be back on the air Sept 2nd with our 2nd installment of Showcase Specials. We will have the band DRASTIC FALL in the Dungeon with us..

Cya at the shows




Mayhem Fest Fun with JOHN 5, PIGGY D, and CASEY GRILLO



Hey Fiends,

Hope you all had a chance to tune in last night..It was an awesome show!! We aired our backstage interviews at Mayhem Fest with JOHN 5, PIGGY D, and CASEY GRILLO. Our crappy recording device sucks (lol) we would much rather have guests come in to the Dungeon, or phone in. We rarely do pre-taped backstage interviews these days. If we do, its usually filmed for our TV show. But we said ‘What The Hell’ and we brought along the crappy recording device. Every year when ROB ZOMBIE rolls through town, our friend JOHN 5 hooks us up with a backstage pass. John calls into our show like every 3 months or so. He’s been coming on the ‘Rock Solid Pressure Show’ for many years. We decided to bring the recorder and get a ‘backstage’ feel of all the madness and capture John in his element. It was really cool, a bit frazzled, but very cool. We also got to talk with Zombie bassist PIGGY D. Piggy was on our show a couple years ago, so it was great to catch up with everything going on in Piggy’s world. We also ran into our friend CASEY GRILLO from KAMELOT. We always run into Casey at shows, but this was the first time we interviewed him..All in all, it was a great adventure at Mayhem Fest this year, and I think we captured the craziness of a massive backstage party. If you missed the show, we’re hoping to have it on our player at in the near future


BUTCHER BABIES: Axe Wound (debut) Century Media Records

BLACK SABBATH: Loner (debut track) Vertigo Records

ISAAK: Isolation 2.0 (debut) Small Stone Records

TELLUS REQUIEM: Eden Burns (debut track) Nightmare Records

ROB ZOMBIE: Lucifer Rising

KAMELOT: March Of Mephisto

JOHN 5: Killafornia

JOHN 5: The Judas Cradle





Get all the info on both of these shows at the State Theatre website

NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: We kick off the first round of The Industry Showcase Specials. The countdown is now officially on. We are marching closer to Sept 28th, and we start the on-air celebrations next Monday night. Every week we will feature a Showcase band on the show, and spin a few tracks of Showcase bands. Next week we will have the guys from DRVN in the Dungeon. Gonna be a helluva time!! Hope you can tune in!!

Cya At The Shows


A Party For The Lost Souls



Hey Fiends,


Had a blast in the Dungeon last night. Did you tune in? It was certainly a party for the lost souls. We welcome everyone to join our little creepy congregation every week,  And I’m very happy to say the legion is growing. After 11 years on the air, the ‘Rock Solid Pressure Show’ has seen ups and downs in ratings, which is normal. But this year, it seems that there’s been a huge spike in interest once again. We’re never going to stop blowing your mind with fantastic new music, and it seems we’re turning on a whole new generation of curiosity seekers. We will always be ‘Out Of The Box’ and we try to make your listening experience a thought provoking, and sometimes ‘life changing’ adventure. Of course it’s ‘Metal, Hard Rock & Horror’, but we even go beyond those boundaries. We want to expand your mind and broaden your musical horizons. One session with us could turn you into a musically cultured mastermind, and we were in one of those ‘mind altering’ moods last night..

We had a really fun week, it was like one long party. On Wed it was time for the Mayhem Fest once again. And once again, we were on JOHN 5’s guestlist. John has been calling into the show for many many years. We actually get to ‘see’ him when ROB ZOMBIE comes to town. This year was special, it was John’s birthday on Wed (And my birthday on Sun) so backstage was a bit festive. We usually never bring our crappy recording device to do any backstage interviews. The only backstage interviews we do these days are for the TV Show (check out the last one at ) But we decided to bring it along this time. We got a cool interview with John, we also talked with PIGGY D (who has not been on our show for a few years), and CASEY GRILLIO from KAMELOT. we see Casey all the time but this was the first time we actually got an interview..We’ll be airing those interviews next week..

Sat night was my Birthday Bash at State Theatre. We’ve been doing the birthday concert thing for many years. Last year we didn’t do one because I was not in the right frame of mind to celebrate. This year was different. I really wanted to have a blow out this year, and that’s exactly what it was. It was also JASON SMITH’s birthday, and his first night back to work at State Theatre since his horrific accident a few months back. So the mood was extremely festive. It was a fun night with some great friends and great bands. There was even a massive party in the parking lot after the venue closed. I was in recovery mode the entire next day..But it was the perfect ending for a fun week..

We usually celebrate Patty’s birthday at the Industry Showcase every year. I always try to have the Showcase on the 28th or 29th of September every year so we can add her birthday celebration to the fun festivities that are already going down. And speaking of the Showcase. The countdown is officially on. We revealed the lineup on air (once again) last night. You won’t see it in print for about 2 weeks though. We will be creating an event page on facebook as soon as the promo poster is completed, so keep an eye out for that. We are also holding off on the press release because the panel of industry reps is growing. We want to make sure that we have the full list of panelists before we do any worldwide publicity. For now, we will be putting all this info on the event page, which we can easily change..


DIAMOND PLATE: Still Dreaming (debut) Century Media / Earache Records

BLACK SABBATH: Dear Father (debut track) Vertigo Records

MURKY RED: Saturn (debut track) Melodic Revolution Records

SKANSKA MORD: Alien Encounter (debut track) Small Stone Records

THE BUNNY THE BEAR: Eating Disorder (debut) Victory Records

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: The New Awakening (debut track) Roadrunner Records

ERASING NEVER: Trespassing (debut track)

BLASPHEMY REBORN: Conception (debut) STM Records

MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO: The Jam Game (debut track) M.A.C.E. Music

MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO: To Alpha Sector 2 (debut track) M.A.C.E. Music


MOVIE REVIEW: THE CONJURING: We both really liked this movie. Patty could relate to the story because she experienced ghostly phenomenon in New England. And this was a creepy New England haunted house movie. It’s a true story about the paranormal exploits of the Warrant Family, who are legendary Ghost Hunters. This was billed as their creepiest case ever!! The Warrants gained fame for investigating the Amityville case, The Haunting In CT, and lots more. I’m sure a lot of this movie was embellished for the screen, but that’s what makes it good. It’s a bit slow, but it builds up to a frightening climax. You’ll notice shades of ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘The Exorcist’..The story is about the Perron Family who are haunted by a couple of malevolent spirits. We’re told at the beginning of the film that this case was locked away in the Warrants vault because it was too sinister to be revealed. Not sure how much of that is actually true, but it makes the hype more creepy. THE CONJURING is nothing we haven’t seen before, but it comes at the right time for all horror fans. I loved the fact that it was set in 1971, and you really get a feel for that era. I also loved the fact that its Rated R. Although there’s no cursing. no boob shots, there’s not much blood either, but the ending is a bit bloody..I think it’s just too creepy for kids. Not sure!! CHRISTIE JOHNSON from the band DREAMKILLER (One of our Rock Solid Pressure family of bands) makes a cameo appearance in this movie too. I ‘think’ I saw her (lol)..Anyway, it’s not our ‘HORROR FILM OF THE YEAR’ but it’s a good one and we highly recommend it

NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: We’ll be having a little ‘Mayhem-Fest’ special next week. We’ll be airing our backstage interviews with JOHN 5, PIGGY D, and CASEY GRILLO (Go see the pics on our facebook pages) We’ll be spinning lotsa new music too, and covering a lot of ground with interesting topics to talk about..Hope you can tune in..

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