Had a great time in the ‘ol Dungeon last night. We had some friends over and had a bit of a party before the broadcast. We usually have a few revelers that stop in for the broadcast, but last night was..umm..yeah..A PARTY!! One of our revelers was JASON SCHWARTZWALDER from KADAVER DOLLS. We pulled him out of the GREEN room and had a much needed chat about all the exciting things going on with Kadaver Dolls. The band was signed at THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE back in 2013. And their CD Release Party is THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at THE CROWBAR in Ybor City. I’ve been rallying for this band for many years. I’ve watched them, and helped them, become one of the best metal acts in Florida. It’s always a joyous occasion when one of the bands we work with closely get’s a record deal. Soon, Kadaver Dolls will be a household name, and we almost feel like proud Parents. To all bands reading this, success is built upon perseverance and dedication to your art. Kadaver Dolls hammered it out and weathered the storm. They kept it together and didn’t give up. If you’re in the Tampa area on Friday night. Get your ass out to Ybor City and make it a point to hit THE CROWBAR for their CD Release Show. It’s going to be a huge celebration. Another band on the bill includes PSYKOTRIBE. This is another one of our bands that was signed to Willpower Entertainment at last year’s Showcase. Other bands include FALLS UPON US, BURNING FAIR VERONA, and more..We’ll cya there!
So, we partied it up last night, and we REALLY partied it up over the past week. We had a great time at 3 shows that are definitely worth mentioning. This past Wednesday, we had a historic show at the State Theatre which included NAPALM DEATH, VOIVOD, EXHUMED, IRON REAGAN, RINGWORM, BLACK CROWN INITIATE and KADAVER DOLLS. Once again, history was made on the State Theatre stage. We really bonded with VOIVOD and IRON REAGAN throughout the long day, but what a great adventure. It’s days like these that make my job fun and memorable. Wish ALL the shows could be like this (right?). Then we had only one day to rest our old bones and gear up for the ROCK FOR R.A.K. (Random Acts Of Kindness) BENEFIT which invaded The Local 662 on Friday night. Right off the bat, I gotta say, Patty and myself were honored to be a part of this amazing benefit. I worked closely with the organizer ‘Carla Pruitt’, which was to become one of the coolest benefit’s I have ‘ever’ worked on. Not only did all our favorite bands play, like TEAM CYBERGEIST, PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY, THE DEFIANT, THE DOOD, and FROSTFANG, but the atmosphere for the cause was always in the forefront. Above all, it was a smashing success for ‘Random Acts Of Kindness. Carla is a truly dedicated, and giving person. With all the bullshit, and bad people I have to deal with in this industry. It’s a pleasure just to know that someone is actually doing good things for people. And yes, there will be a PART 2 in May. But that wasn’t the end of our run. We still had to be somewhat alive for ‘another’ show at the 662 on Saturday night. By this time, the phrase ‘Walking Zombie’ comes to mind. Yeah, I was barely able to stand on Saturday night. These 3 day runs are taking a toll on my old bones. I was pretty delirious, but it was a good show. Bands included REFUSAL OF FATE, ROCKSTARR BENTLEY, DEMENTED TRUTH, SOLACE AND RUIN, WICKED REVOLUTION..And even then we didn’t get out of there till after 1:00am. All the stuff I wanted to accomplish on Sunday was scrapped. I slept all day! But was ready to party last night..Hope you all tuned in!!
LAST NIGHT’S PLAYLIST TO DIE FOR
CEA SERIN: The Illumination Mask (Nightmare Records) debut
AT THE GATES: Heroes And Tombs (Century Media) debut track
CROWNED BY FIRE: Crowned By Fire (Chrome Mountain Records) debut track
MARDUK: 503 (Century Media) debut
GILBY CLARKE (featuring SLASH) Tijuana Jail (Virgin Records) debut
LORDS OF THE TRIDENT: Song Of The Wind & Sea (Junko Johnson Records) debut
KADAVER DOLLS: Bow Down (Willpower Entertainment) debut track
So, I was bitching and ranting in last week’s blog about the new breed of internet ‘people’. I was merely reflecting my passion for the old days of Myspace. I posed the question ‘What Would Happen If The Internet Went Off Completely?’..It was a viable question. I mean, would you survive? It actually stirred up a bit of controversy. I even took this question out in the field, and I found out that tons of people actually think like me (WHAT?) Yes, a lot of people are actually ready if the internet get’s hacked to pieces ‘or’ it becomes too unsafe to even go online. One person even said ‘What If The Electricity Grids Get Hacked In America?’. Now THAT even opens up a whole new can of worms. I’m sure everyone with generators will survive (right?) But it was comforting to know that my old school ways (I’m over 50) were more realized then I imagined. Facebook, Twitter, AND Instagram were hacked last week. Believe me..IT’S COMING!! Don’t throw away your Vinyl, CD’s, or DVD’s..Just sayin
NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: We’re going to be doing one of our ‘Stoner Fantastic’ broadcasts. We just received a ton of new releases, and a lot of them are kickass stoner bands. So tune in next week, and have the bong at the ready!!
And don’t forget to check our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com for upcoming concerts, past broadcasts, and TV Episodes
Cya in the field!!