First off, I’d like to thank everybody for tuning in to our ‘Stoner Special’ last night. I know we appeal to a lot of Stoners, but man, the ratings were through the roof!! Most ‘Metal Heads’ are huge Stoners anyway, so our special appealed to a broad range of listeners. Unlike our annual ‘420 Special’, last night’s playlist was mostly NEW tracks. We’ve been seeing an influx of amazing Stoner bands that are taking huge contracts these days. It’s true, a lot of the major labels that we deal with are now pulling these bands from the underground and bringing them to the masses. We’ve been receiving so much ‘mind altering’ music, that we decided to throw some together and make a party of it. We kept our ‘dark’ edge, and the music was still heavy enough to please our legion of Metal fans. It was like a gathering of the tribes. For 13 years, the Rock Solid Pressure Show has been turning you on to some of the coolest music on the planet. And we’re old enough to have seen many trends come and go in the industry. As long as it meets our criteria and fits our format, then we’ll turn you on to it. For the past couple years, we’ve been noticing this rise of the Stoner Bands, and we LOVE IT!! A lot of it has that late 60’s, 70’s sound. I survived both of those decades. I was born in 1960 and I remember all the great bands when they were NEW!! Sure, I rolled with the times, became a ‘metal’ musician after I heard ‘Sabbath’ (Like most of my peers haha). But I will never lose my love for Stoner music. Back in those days it was called ‘Acid Rock’, yes, even Sabbath. So there is much to celebrate in my world these days, and last night was a celebration of ‘new’ music with a mind-blowing 60’s, 70’s edge. Expect more specials like this in the future..
LAST NIGHT’ ‘SMOKIN’ PLAYLIST
STEVE ROTHERY: The Ghosts Of Pripyat (Inside Out Music) debut
NIGHTINGALE: The Maze (Inside Out Music) debut
CROBOT: Fly On The Wall (Wind Up Records) debut track
BEARDFISH: King (Inside Out Music) debut
DRUM WARS: Carmine Appice Drum Solo (Rocker Records) debut
MURKY RED: Stoned & Horny (Melodic Revolution Records) exclusive debut
ALICE IN CHAINS: Last Of My Kind (EMI) debut track (from 2009)
ANVIL: Paranormal (VH-1 Records) from 2010
DRASTIC FALL: Digital Rain (Melodic Revolution Records) debut track
LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK: Huge week in the field for us..Check it out!!
Thursday 2/12: State Theatre: BLUE CROSS (featuring Tony and Shannon from GODSMACK) w/ BREAKING BLUES, RELENTLESS, AZZITIZZ, 3 KILLER BUDS, AARON LOVELESS. Doors 7pm
Friday 2/13: State Theatre: FRIDAY THE 13th FEST w/ DEMENTIA, DIDGES CHRIST SUPERDRUM, INTO THE GRAVE, SAHE, WICKED REVOLUTION, COUNTED OUT, UNDERTONE. Doors 7pm
Saturday 2/14: State Theatre: ANVIL w/ LORD DYING, ROCKSTARR BENTLEY, 20 SHADES, CONSINITY, AUTUMNS PAIN. Doors 6:30pm
*Get all the info on these shows at http://www.StateTheatreConcerts.com
NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: It’s back to Metal Madness!! We’ll be airing an inebriated backstage interview with MARK BRONZINO from the band IRON REAGAN (Relapse Records), Plus exclusive NEW tracks from THE AGONIST, ADRENALINE MOB, and LOTS MORE!! Make it a point to tune in!!
HAVE A BLOODY VALENTINES DAY (Hope to see you at the ANVIL show on Valentines Day)