Hope you all had a chance to catch our first broadcast of 2014 last night. If you tuned in, you might have noticed a slightly new dynamic to the playlist. In 2013, our playlist mainly consisted of exclusive, brand new releases. Although we cracked the vaults on occasion, we mainly blew your mind to new stuff. That’s going to change a bit this year. Although we’re affiliated with so many great record labels. And yes, they bombard us with new music. And we bombarded YOU with all that great music in 2013. But this year we are promising to open the vaults and spin more classic tracks on every show. We’ll still be spinning all the new stuff, but we’re spreading things around a bit. As we ease into our 12th year of Rock Solid Pressure, we’re going to shake things up a bit..
THE MUSIC: Our music administrator ‘Brandon Haigler’ is the guy who takes care of all of our downloads that the record labels send us. And believe me, he works his ass off. But Brandon has one of the biggest metal music collections that we have ever seen. I mean, he has EVERYTHING from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and of course, all the great newest releases (He gets the new stuff from us lol) But we’re implementing Brandon’s giant collection all year long on the show. I personally have been collecting music my entire life, and never have I seen a collection so vast. So expect a few eyebrows to raise (and singe) all through 2014 as we rape and pillage Brandon’s arsenal..
THE CONCERTS: As you all know, Rock Solid Pressure is also a staple on the national concert scene. I’m also an Events Coordinator, and work with some of the biggest bands in the world. I also work with over 450 local bands down here in Florida. You mainly see us at The State Theatre and The Local 662 in St. Petersburg. But this year, we’re stepping out of the box a bit for some extremely huge concert events. Some really cool people made us some offers we couldn’t refuse, so expect a ‘big’ year for concert events..
THE GUESTS: We’re pretty much known for featuring the biggest superstar guests on The Rock Solid Pressure Show. Since 2002 we’ve had the biggest names in the business stop in the Dungeon for an interview. Not just once. Our guests become family, and they are constantly stopping by. In 2013 we didn’t feature that many interviews on the show. We still had some huge names come on the broadcast, but not at the volume we are used to. This is because we concentrated on our TV show. There were 2 episodes of RSP-TV unleashed in 2013, and this is where a lot of the interviews are stored. In fact, we’re still waiting for footage to be compiled for many more of our 2013 interviews. We’re hoping to see another episode soon, but this year, we’re concentrating more on the broadcast. So expect an influx of guests in 2014..
BUSINESS: We have great news!! We have partnered up with ACE HIGH PRINTING and have joined their ranks of representatives. We will now be taking orders for all your merch needs. Ace High is known worldwide. They have some of the biggest bands in the world as clients. They have offices in Florida and Louisiana, but take orders worldwide. The also have ‘unbeatable’ prices for SHIRTS, STICKERS, BANNERS, SCRIMS, DRUM HEADS, just about anything you can put your logo on. We’ve been advertising the company for years, but we’re now part of the staff, and we’re excited..Get in touch and I’ll hook you up with the sweetest merch deal you have ever seen..
LAST NIGHT’S PLAYLIST TO DIE FOR
MERCYFUL FATE: Nine (1999)
OPETH: The Lotus Eater (2008)
MASTODON: Divinations (2009)
3 INCHES OF BLOOD: Dark Messenger (2012)
THUNDER TRIBE: Echos Of A New Day (debut)
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO: Kaleidoscope (debut)
MACHINE HEAD: I’m Your God Now (1994)
RE-BIRTH: Lost (debut)
DOC RUCKUS: Poison Remains (debut)
SAHE: Mr. Bonneville (debut)
NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: Our good friend MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO will be stopping by. He just dropped an amazing new cd called ‘INTERMEZZO’..And as usual, it features some of the best guitar players in the world. Michael is known as being one of the best, if not THEE best guitar god on the planet. We have all his releases, but ‘Intermezzo’ is the definitive statement of his mastery. We’re going to put together a playlist of some legendary guitar gods for next week’s show too..We like to roll out the bloody red carpet for Michael every time he comes on the show..Expect a radical riff-fest next week..
That’s All I Got!