BEST OF 2014

THE ‘BEST OF 2014’ 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 one of the most incredible years for music releases. We have not seen anything this spectacular since our inception in 2002..Here goes

*ALBUM OF THE YEAR:  BIGELF: Into The Maelstrom (Inside Out music)

*SONG OF THE YEAR:  TREND KILLER by THE HAUNTED (Century Media)

*EP OF THE YEAR:  INVIOLATE: Feast Of Ashes (Strange One Records)

*THE TOP 15 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

1) OPETH: Pale Communion (Roadrunner)

2) ADRENALINE MOB: Men Of Honor (Century Media)

3) CROBOT: Something Supernatural (Wind Up Records)

4) SLIPKNOT:  5, The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner)

5) ARCH ENEMY: War Eternal  (Century Media)

6) LACUNA COIL: Broken Halo (Century Media)

7) KADAVER DOLLS: Machines Of Death (Willpower Ent)  *Pre-release charting stats

8) JOHN 5 : Careful With That Axe (60 Cycle Hum)

9) SUNSHINE & BULLETS: Triangulum Mechanism (Melodic Revolution Records)

10) FROSTBITE: Everything I Crave (Crysella Records)

11) DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT:  Z2  (Inside Out Music)

12) ANUBIS GATE: Horizons (Nightmare Records)

13) TEAM CYBERGEIST: The Other Side Of Fate (Self released)

14) AMPLIFIER: Mystoria (Superball Music)

15) ANVIL: Hope In Hell  (A.I.E.)

HONORABLE MENTIONS go out to..WOLF: Devil Seed (Century Media), HAKEN: Restoration (Inside Out Music) ALSO..we received quite a few late entries in December that we did not get a chance to spin yet. But you’ll hear them next week. These entries include TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, CROWBAR, CROWNED BY FIRE, THE DOOD, DRASTIC FALL..Most likely these releases will chart for our ‘Best Of 2015’ special next year..

* THE TOP 10 TRACKS OF THE YEAR 1) BRIDES OF FIRE by FOZZY (Century Media)

2) DARKNESS INSIDE by DISCIPLES OF MAYHEM (Self released)

3) DARK HORSE by FEED THE RHINO (Siege Of Amida Records)

4) HAUNTED by PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY (Self released)

5) DEATH OF A DREAM by THOUGHTS FACTORY (Melodic Revolution Records)

6) MEDUSA by DEMENTIA (Self released)

7) KILLER MUSTACHE by LEFT OF REASON (Self released)

8) WELCOME TO MY HEAD by WAYLAND (Fontana / Ironworks)

9) POST HUMAN CHRONONAUT by DIDGES CHRIST SUPERDRUM (Self released)

10) ROADKILL by THEY MIGHT BE ZOMBIES (Self released)

HONORABLE MENTIONS go out to.. TRANSCENDENCE OF SOULS by INFINITUS MORTUS w/ DESTINI BEARD (Late entry) BIRTH TO EARTH by EYES LIKE 20… WE AINT GONNA NOT GET DRUNK TONIGHT by AMERICAN DOG… WAITING by TRIPTYKON

*CONCERT OF THE YEAR:  DIO DISCIPLES

This was probably one of the busiest years in the field that we have seen in a long long time. So many great national concert events like DIO DISCIPLES (State Theatre), DEICIDE (State Theatre), ANVIL (State Theatre), ADRENALINE MOB (The Local 662), BLACK STAR RIDERS (State Theatre), SUMMER SLAUGHTER (State Theatre), CROBOT (The Local 662), NONPOINT (State Theatre), CROWBAR (State Theatre), and FOZZY (State Theatre). These are the shows we really had fun at. Although we had ‘tons’ of concert events in 2014. 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. 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 DIO DISCIPLES as Concert Of The Year because this event stands out as a magical night for us. The entire experience was incredible. It was a supergroup of some of our metal heroes all in one room paying tribute to their fallen bandmate RONNIE JAMES DIO. There will never be another moment like this again. During the performance, we observed hardened metalheads with tears in their eyes. WE had tears in our eyes. But what made this extra special for us, was hanging out and forging friendships with the band. They didn’t run off to the bus, or to the hotel. They hung out with us all day..and its like, we’re hanging out with SIMON WRIGHT, CRAIG GOLDY, SCOTT WARREN, ONI LOGAN, MARK BOALS. We even did an emotional interview with CRAIG GOLDY that was a ratings buster for our broadcast. We’ll remember this show forever..And yes, I will try to book them again this year.

*HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR:  The Butterfly Room

Ok, let it be said that 2014 was the WORST year for theatrically released horror films that we have ever seen since we started the show way back in 2002. we were forced underground into the bowels of Netflix and Pay Per View. And believe me 98% of that stuff blows!! We only found TWO movies that really kicked ass..THE BUTTERFLY ROOM and THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN. We liked them both equally so it was a tough choice. We settled on ‘Butterfly’ because we felt the re-emergence of veteran Scream Queen BARBERA STEELE as a murderous Grandmother was priceless. Nt to mention allthe cameos b horror film icons. we still are scratching our heas as to ‘why’ both of these movies did not have a theatrical release. Lets hope 2015 will be much better..

*Before we leave 2014 behind entirely, we’d like to raise a final toast to all the great musicians we lost in 2o14. WAYNE STATIC, DAVE BROCKIE from GWAR, JACK BRUCE, TIM WILLIAMS from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SHANE GIBSON from KORN, TOMMY RAMONE, JOHNNY WINTER, RANDY COVEN frm Yngwie, DICK WAGNER from ALICE COOPER BAND, JOE COCKER, and all the other great musicians we lost in 2014. We salute you and will remember you forever..

*LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK

Friday 1/9, State Theatre: WISH w/ TEAM CYBERGEIST, DEMENTIA: This is going to be kick ass. We’ve been waiting a long time for this one. We expect a packed house. Make sure you’re there. Doors at 7pm. Get more info at this show at our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com or http://www.StateTheatreConcerts.com

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

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