‘BEST OF 2013’ on THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW

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Hey Fiends,

I’m sure most of you tuned in for our ‘Best Of 2013′ special. But if you shamelessly missed the broadcast, here’s who took honors this year..Congratulations to all..It was a great year for music!!

*ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013 (National):  BLACK SABBATH w/  ’13’  (Vertigo Records)

*ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013 (Regional):  DARK MATTER w/ Terminal Endeavor

*SONG OF THE YEAR 2013:  ZOMBIE by TEAM CYBERGEIST

*EP OF THE YEAR 2013:  BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA (STM Records)

*TOP 15 NATIONAL ALBUMS OF 2013

#1) VITRIOL w/ Into The Silence I Sink (Melodic Revolution Records)

#2) KILL DEVIL HILL w/ Revolution Rise (Century Media)

#3) MALEVOLENCE w/ Reign Of Suffering (Seige Of Amida Records)

#4) ROB ZOMBIE w/ Venomous Rat Regenerator Vendor (T-Boy Records)

#5) TURISAS w/ Turisas 2013 (Century Media)

#6) SCARLET HOLLOW w/ What If Never Was (Melodic Revolution Records)

#7) LUDER w/ Adelphophagia (Small Stone Records)

#8) STRYPER w/ No More Hell To Pay (Frontiers Records)

#9) QUEENSRYCHE w/ Queensryche (Century Media)

#10) MURKY RED w/ Time Doesn’t Matter (Melodic Revolution Records)

#11) PAMELA MOORE w/ Resurrect Me (Rat Pak Records)

#12) EDGE OF ATTACK w/ Edge Of Attack (STM Records)

#13) DEVILLE w/ Hydra (Small Stone Records)

#14) DIVIDED MULTITUDE w/ Feed On Your Misery (Nightmare Records)

#15) EVILE w/ Skull (Earache Records)

*THE TOP 10 TRACKS OF 2013 ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW:

#1) ‘Lose Yourself’ by MANGOO

#2) ’21 Grams’ by A(K)NEW

#3) ‘Go’ by SUNSHINE & BULLETS

#4) ‘King Of The World’ by DRVN

#5) ‘Death Of A Superhero’ by KADAVER DOLLS

#6) ‘Day Breaks Night’ by ERASING NEVER

#7) My Weakness’ by SEVEN YEARS PAST

#8) ‘Dethsemane’ by FINAL CURSE

#9) ‘Nothing To Lose’ by VAPID

#10) ‘Black As War’ by HOMICIDE HAGRIDDEN

*CONCERT OF THE YEAR 2013:  OPETH at THE STATE THEATRE:  We had an extremely busy year for concert events. We were involved in so many great concerts like MUSHROOMHEAD, MAYHEM FEST, SEVENDUST, SOULFLY, ILL NINO, DICK DALE, JACKYL, EYE EMPIRE, and tons of others (tons) THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE  INDUSTRY SHOWCASE was one of our most productive in our 12 year history as well. And the Local Shows are always so much fun for us. We had a ton of great local shows this year. We picked OPETH because it was one of those magical days that reminded us of why we’re in this business. We’re involved in tons of concerts, but we don’t have fun at all of them. The OPETH show was a perfect day, and an awesome performance. We hung out with Michael and the band for most of the day, and he even mentioned onstage what we were talking about during the day..it’s a less than dignified subject (lol)

*HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR 2013:  AFTERSHOCK:  It wasn’t a bad year for Horror Movies. In fact, we had a tough time deciding on the best. We had MANIAC (w/ Elijah Wood), HATCHET 3, THE LORDS OF SALEM, MAMA, THE CONJURING, CURSE OF CHUCKY, and others  We finally decided on AFTERSHOCK because it ‘Shocked’ the crap out of us. Not an easy task for diehard Horror fans. It stars ELI ROTH as a vacationing tourist in Chile. An Earthquake hits and the horror begins. The horror is in the form of maniacal escapee’s from a prison that was destroyed in the earthquake. Although Eli didn’t direct, it has HOSTEL written all over it..RENT IT NOW!!

Before I leave 2013 behind. I would like to raise a toast to all the amazing musicians we lost in 2013. Their legacy will be with us forever..Raise ’em up for our fallen brethren.. JEFF HANNEMAN, CLIVE BURR, CHI CHENG, LOU REED, RAY MANZAREK, ALVIN LEE, PHIL BUERSTATTE, TREVOR BOLDER, CLAUDIO LEO, TOM LAUGHLIN (Billy Jack), JASON DEM BINSKI from Cyanide Sunrise, and all our other fallen warriors that I missed..And on a very personal note, our friend KYLE WELLS from the band NINE MILE DRIVE..You will be missed dearly..

NEW YEARS EVE CONCERT EVENT at THE LOCAL 662:  Come party with us!! We haven’t been involved in a New Years Eve event in many years. We usually don’t like going out on New Years Eve but we’re ending all that for a KICKASS EVENT at The 662. Music by WD-HAN and TRIGGER CITY TRIO..Open buffet, Champagne Toast, Drink Specials..It’s gonna ROCK!! Come ring in the new year at THE LOCAL 662. Get all the info at http://www.statetheatreconcerts.com

MORE SHOWS COMING UP

Sat 1/4: The Local 662: DRVN, STONES OF MADNESS, THE DOOD, DISCIPLES OF MAYHEM, FROSTFANG: This is gonna kick so much ass you’ll need a diaper!!

Fri 1/10: The local 662: THE SINDERELLA BALL featuring PSYKOTRIBE, DEMENTIA, WORLDS DIVIDE, HATE TANK, VIRGINIA ROSE BAND: Another ass kickin show at The 662

HAVE A TOTALLY SAFE AND SMOKIN’ NEW YEAR EVERYBODY

J-Rock

The Horrific Holiday Special 2013

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Hey Fiends,

There’s nothing better to get you in a festive holiday mood like our annual ‘Horrific Holiday Special’ (lol) Well, for those of you who are not into traditional Christmas specials.. Our tradition is to get inebriated, get loud, get crazy.. Wait a minute, we do that on ‘every’ broadcast (lol)..But last night’s special was a landmark of sorts. We’ve been doing the Christmas special since 2002. It has been a tradition on The Rock Solid Pressure Show to fill up the dungeon every year with good friends and bands, and let loose for a hellious holiday extravaganza!! That tradition ended in 2008. We still did the Christmas special after 2008, but for the past 4 years all we did was spin twisted holiday tunes, and clips from ‘Christmas Past’ specials. That all ended with last night’s broadcast. We decided it was time to unleash the Christmas carnage once again, and go back to our roots and have a massive on-air special like the glory days..

It was beyond massive merriment, and the 2013 ‘Horrific Holiday Special’ will go down in the books as one of our coolest Christmas specials ever. Back in the day, we would have our favorite bands come in and perform their version of a Christmas song. Kinda like what we do for the ‘ROCKIN THE HOLIDAYS’ concert event every year at The State Theatre. We also invite some of our closest friends and have this massive on-air party..Well, it happened again last night and it was a wonderfully wild night. We had our very good friends in THE DOOD perform King Diamonds classic ‘NO PRESENTS FOR CHRISTMAS’..Our good friends in DRASTIC FALL perform a metal version of ‘CAROL OF THE BELLS’..And our friends in SAHE perform the Spinal Tap classic ‘CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEVIL..All 3 bands also played these songs at the ROCKIN THE HOLIDAYS concert on 12/13..It was also a treat to have THE DOOD perform. They performed on our 2008 ‘Horrific Holiday Special’..The last year for live jamming UNTIL NOW!! The show was also filled with lots of crazy conversation with everybody, and we even managed to squeeze in a couple twisted holiday faves thanks to PSYCHOSTICK

We were not sure if we could pull it off because we moved into a smaller room in the Dungeon in 2009. Hence, no more live jamming. But we had RICHARD NASRALLAH from APE PRODUCTIONS produce last nights show, and it came out bloody beautiful. HUGE HAILS to Richard’s mixing expertise. It made for a historic broadcast. We invited some close friends that included members from THE DEFIANT (Craig and Vince), Mark from KADAVER DOLLS, Lance from THE LUVDOGS, Brandon from State Theatre, and lot’s of other people (sorry I’m having a brain freeze with names right now)..Special hailz go out to AMY STEWART who photographed the event (and took video footage)..It was certainly a night to remember..Although I don’t remember a thing (lol) AND YES, we will do this again next year..

NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: One more special to go, and it’s a BIG ONE!! It’s our annual NEW YEAR SPECIAL. This is our ‘BEST OF 2013’ show. We’ll be announcing ALBUM OF THE YEAR (National and Regional), SONG OF THE YEAR, EP OF THE YEAR, TOP TEN TRACKS OF 2013, TOP 15 NATIONAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR, CONCERT OF THE YEAR, and of course HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR. Tune in and see who made the list..You might be surprised

HAVE AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!

J-Rock

Golden Age Of Metal / Top 10 Christmas Horror Movies

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Hey Fiends,

Hope you’re having a killer holiday season so far. We’re certainly going overboard with celebrating this year. We survived our first Christmas Concert this past weekend (Rockin The Holidays Part 5), and we have a couple more events coming up this weekend. Normally at this time, we’re spinning a bunch of twisted Christmas tunes, but we’re not doing that this year. We’re saving all of that for next week’s ‘Horrific Holiday Special’ which we promise will be the best holiday broadcast since..um..2008? Why 2008 you ask? Because thats the last time we had live bands perform twisted Christmas songs on The Rock Solid Pressure Show. Well, we’re doing it again next week (see below)..

THE GOLDEN AGE OF METAL: We wanted to give all the metal purists an early gift this year. A lot of you write in to play more PRIEST and MAIDEN, and stuff from The Golden Age Of Metal. We occasionally go into the vaults and spin the classics, but last night, the entire broadcast was classic, rare, and obscure tracks from the dawn of Hard Rock & Metal. Our goal was to actually stump the purists (and I’m one of them). I think we succeeded. Sure, you might have known most of the tracks. But some of them would even stump ‘Eddie Trunk’ (lol). How did you fare in our little ‘Metal I.Q. test? Here’s how it went down

JUDAS PRIEST: Island Of Domination (From 1976)

SCORPIONS: Inheritance (From 1972)

ANVIL: Metal On Metal (From 1982)

ANNIHILATOR: Welcome To Your Death (From 1989)

IRON MAIDEN: Invaders (From 1982)

RACER X: Motor Man (From 1987)

LUCIFERS FRIEND: Ride The Sky (From 1970)

CRIMSON GLORY: Eternal World (From 1988)

DIO: Stand Up And Shout (From 1983)

JETHRO TULL: Hymn 43 (From 1971)

MOTORHEAD: I’m The Doctor (From 1982)

Of course you knew a lot of these tracks, but we threw you for a loop with a couple of them. We didn’t want to play SABBATH, MEGADETH, METALLICA, SLAYER, SEPULTURA, BLUE OYSTER CULT, etc, because we always spin those bands. We wanted to go in a more obscure direction. And if you’re as old as I am (I’m damn near a relic) you might have suffered a mid-life crisis during the broadcast..

THE TOP 10 CHRISTMAS HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME: We’re a bit twisted, and nothing gets us in the Christmas spirit more than watching the Christmas Horror Movies. Every year at this time, we run down our picks of these killer classics. It’s been a holiday tradition on the Rock Solid Pressure Show since 2002. A lot of people are not into the traditional, and boring holiday fare like IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and all that stuff. Let’s face it, a ton of people get depressed over the holiday season. Those traditional sappy movies get you MORE depressed. And a sure fire way to beat that holiday depression is watching a chilling Christmas horror movie. Well, we supplied the essential list. Check it twice, get to netflix, and beat the seasonal depression..We’ll start from Number 10

10) A CADAVER CHRISTMAS (2011) New to the list this year. It’s a bloody good, and funny, Zombie movie

9) SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT (1974) An obscure Christmas Chiller that always works

8) P2 (2010) A deranged Security Guards evil antics on Christmas Eve..A classic

7) RARE EXPORTS (2010) The ‘real’ Santa Claus is exhumed from a grave..And he’s not so jolly

6) SAINT (2010) Another horrific holiday hit about the ‘real’ Santa..A deformed killer demon

5) CHRISTMAS EVIL (1980) A must see killer klassic about a madman in a Santa suit. You’ll root for the killer

4) SILENT NIGHT (2012) New to the list this year. This Christmas slasher film is beyond brilliant

3) BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) BLACK CHRISTMAS (2006): We decided to put ‘both’ Black Christmas movies at Number 3 this year..They are both brilliant

2) SANTAS SLAY (2005) What can you say? Goldberg as a twisted Santa. This is a horrific bloody wonderful romp. It’s hilarious and brutal..You’ll love this!!

1) SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984) This movie will ALWAYS hold the number one slot. This movie will always reign supreme in the annals of Christmas Horror. This is not ‘funny’ at all. This flick will scare the Holiday depression right outta ya!! It was pulled from theaters after only showing for one day. Be prepared!!

 

NEW SIGNING FROM THE SHOWCASE: It seems there has been another signing from THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE in September. We can ‘now’ announce that BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA from Australia has just signed with SPREAD THE METAL RECORDS (STM Records) from Canada. We knew this was going down, but we can now officially announce it. Put another notch in our belt for getting bands to the next level.We want to wish Blunt Force Trauma a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! And yes, the band will be back in Tampa in 2014

NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: It’s our annual ‘Horrific Holiday Special’. We have not had live bands on the Christmas special since 2008. We pulled some strings and decided it was time to re-live the magic and have some live jamming this year. A couple bands who performed at the ROCKIN THE HOLIDAYS show agreed to come in and play their Christmas song live. Don’t expect traditional Christmas Carols (lol). This is gonna singe your eyebrows. We have DRASTIC FALL, THE DOOD (who actually performed at our Christmas broadcast in 2008), and SAHE on board. We’ll also have some of our good friends join us for a drunken holiday special. We’re extremely excited to do this again. Hope you can all tune in and join the party next Monday night..

LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK:

Friday 12/20:  State Theatre:  CHIODOS w/ Set It Off, Variance. Doors at 7:00pm

Saturday 12/21: State Theatre: A LOCAL LOCKDOWN CHRISTMAS featuring DEMENTIA w/ ROCKSTARR BENTLEY, STONEGREY, RE-BIRTH, STEREO-TYPE..Here we go again!! Doors at 7:00pm

Get all the info on both of these holiday events at The State Theatre site http://www.statetheatreconcerts.com or go visit our calendar at http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

CYA AT THE SHOWS

J-Rock

Decking The Dungeon Halls

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Hey Fiends,

Hope you all had a bloody awesome ‘Fangsgiving’. It was freezing down here in Florida for the holiday, and I was diggin the hell out of it. But we’re back to the tropical heat and the rest of the country is caught in a frozen tundra of mayhem. But we can’t escape the icy blast altogether. Our annual cold snap is almost upon us, and I’m anxiously awaiting more seasonal temperatures. It’s always cold down here in the Dungeon though, and we’ve been decking the dungeon halls as we get ready for the Holiday specials. Next week on The Rock Solid Pressure Show (Dec 16th) We’re unwrapping a very special Christmas gift for all the fans of 70’s and 80’s Hard Rock and Metal. We always hit the vaults now and then, but next week, the entire playlist will be filled with classics and obscure tracks from the golden age of metal. But don’t expect any of the ‘same old’ songs..We’re gonna blow your mind (Like we always do lol). Then on Dec 23rd, it’s our annual HORRIFIC HOLIDAY SPECIAL. This year we’re inviting some bands and good friends to join us the Dungeon (Yes, like the old days). We haven’t done a huge Christmas special like this since 2008. Bands will be jamming twisted Christmas songs, and of course, we’re gonna spin some twisted holiday classics. We want you all to tune in and join us. Then on Dec 30th, it’s our annual BEST OF 2013 show. this is a ‘big’ show every year. I’m sure you will all tune in to catch our ‘Best Of’ picks from 2013..It was a great year for music!!

SO WHO MISSED THE SHOW LAST NIGHT? A couple of our most recognizable radio stations had some problems with the feed last night. It was a monstrously kickass show! Well, don’t panic http://www.LOCALIZEDMUSIC.net will be airing the show again on Thursday night at 8:00pm (est). If you heard the broadcast, then it’s a rare occasion for you to relive the orgasmic joy of hearing it again…

LAST NIGHTS PLAYLIST TO DIE FOR

BLACK SABBATH: God Is Dead? (debut track) Vertigo Records

MALEVOLENCE: Turn To Stone (debut track) Siege Of Amida Records

KILL DEVIL HILL: Wake Up The Dead (debut track) century Media Records

TEAM CYBERGEIST: Zombie (debut track)

DARK MATTER: Gnashing Of Teeth (debut track)

N.Y.C.: The One

MANGOO: Lose Yourself (Small Stone Records)

BEAUTIFUL GAMBLER: Not Of This Earth (debut)

 

LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK:

Friday 12/13: State Theatre: ROCKIN THE HOLIDAYS PART FIVE: Yes fiends, here we go again!! The annual Christmas Party is this Friday night. Some of the best bands in the area will be crankin out the Christmas Carnage. And yes, all the bands will be playing a Holiday Song in their set (It’s tradition). The lineup is incredible this year. We have JACK MANTRA, SEVEN YEARS PAST, THE DOOD, DRASTIC FALL, SAHE, and THE HANGING CHADS!! Come on out and celebrate with us. This is for everyone that is in our ‘Rock Solid Pressure’ family, and we’re always welcoming new souls into the fold. Doors are at 7pm..If you want to see the amazing flier (that everyone’s talkin about) just go to our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com or get more info at The State Theatre site http://www.statetheatreconcerts.com..Cya there

That’s all I got

J-Rock