Best Of 2016

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THE ‘BEST OF 2016’ 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 another amazing year for music. ALSO, if you missed the broadcast last night. You can listen to it at our site http://www.RockSolidPressure.com  It’s located right under our Slideshow on the Home Page

*ALBUM OF THE YEAR:  MEGADETH: Dystopia (Tradecraft / Universal)

*SONG OF THE YEAR:  L.M.M. by NETHERLANDS (Prosthetic)

*EP OF THE YEAR:  VOIVOD: Post Society EP (Century Media)

*THE TOP 30 ALBUMS OF 2016

  1. MEGADETH: Dystopia (Tradecraft / Universal)
  2. ROB ZOMBIE: Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Dispenser
  3. OPETH: Sorceress (Nuclear Blast)
  4. THE DEVILS MUSIC: The Devil’s Music (Coffee Jingle)
  5. ABORTED: Retrogore (Century Media)
  6. WITHERSCAPE: The Northern Sanctuary (Century Media)
  7. SAINT DIABLO: Devil Horns And Halos (Eclipse)
  8. LAST IN LINE: Heavy Crown (Frontiers)
  9. JESUS CHRUSLER SUPERCAR: 35 Supersonic (SPV)
  10. OPERATION MINDCRIME: Resurrection (Frontiers)
  11. HAKEN: Affinity (Inside Out)
  12. METALLICA: Hard Wired To Self Destruct (Blackened)
  13. PRETTY MAIDS: Kingmaker (Frontiers)
  14. HEAVEN SHALL BURN: Wanderer (Century Media)
  15. STARKILL: Shadow Sleep (Prosthetic)
  16. HELSTAR: Vampiro (EMP)
  17. CASUALTIES OF COOL: Casualties Of Cool (Inside Out)
  18. LORDI: Monstereophonic (AFM)
  19. LACUNA COIL: Delirium (Century Media)
  20. ASTEROID: Asteroid 3 (Fuzzorama)
  21. CYPHER MACHINE: Cypher Machine
  22. METAL CHURCH: XI (Rat Pak)
  23. THE D.O.O.D.: Playtime In The Apocalypse
  24. BORKNAGAR: Winter Thrice (Century Media)
  25. DESPITE: Synergi (Eclipse)
  26. THEM: Sweet Hollow (Empire)
  27. BOMBUS: Repeat Until Death (Century Media)
  28. FATES WARNING: Theories Of Flight (Inside Out)
  29. NIGHTWISH: Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)
  30. ORACLE: Beyond Omiga

 

* THE TOP 25 TRACKS OF 2016

  1. L.M.M. by NETHERLANDS (Prosthetic)
  2. TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG by TREAT (Frontiers)
  3. THE VENGEFUL ONE by DISTURBED (Reprise)
  4. SEVENTH SEAL by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM (AFM)
  5. OM GENERATOR by MOTOROWL (Century Media)
  6. EVERYONE’S WATCHING by SUNSHINE & BULLETS (Melodic Revolution)
  7. ANONYMOUS by GEMINI SYNDROME (Another Century)
  8. ANDALE by COLDCLOCK KNOCKOUT
  9. A DIFFERENT WORLD by KORN (Roadrunner)
  10. DOWN TO MARS by ENTOMBED A.D. (Century Media)
  11. CONTRACT KILLER by FUNERAL FOR A CLOWN
  12. PUT YOUR DEATH MASK ON by WEDNESDAY 13
  13. SILENCE IS RAGE by DARK MATTER
  14. NIGHT HIDES THE WORLD by SPELLCASTER (Prosthetic)
  15. CRASH THE PARTY by 5 STAR HOOKER
  16. MUD SANK THE CASKET by SCREAMING AT THE SILENCE
  17. HAVOC by CIRCUS MAXIMUS (Frontiers)
  18. NEW MACHINE by CODA CUTLASS
  19. CRASH N BURN by BAD BLOOD
  20. ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE by ANVIL (Steamhammer)
  21. DEVILS PREACHER by BLASTED TO STATIC (Metalopolis)
  22. FAREWELL TO THE FLESH by HOUR OF ANGUISH
  23. REFUGE OF LIES by DEATH REQUISITE
  24. HAIL THE KING by NEW CLUE
  25. CEMETERY PROMISES by STUCK WITH GREEN

*THE TOP 5 EP’s OF 2016

  1. VOIVOD: Post Society EP (Century Media)
  2. SKELETONWITCH: The Apothic Gloom (Prosthetic)
  3. PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY: Scars & Demons
  4. SUMMONERS CIRCLE: Become None
  5. MURDER THE CROW: Murder The Crow

 

*NATIONAL CONCERT OF THE YEAR 2016:  MARTY FRIEDMAN (State Theatre)

This was another extremely busy year in the field for us. So many great national concert events like CRADLE OF FILTH, SKINDRED, LITA FORD, OTEP-FEST, MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA, KINGS X, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, and many more. These are the shows we really had fun at. Although we had ‘tons’ of national concert events in 2016. 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 in the first place. 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.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 MARTY FRIEDMAN as Concert Of The Year because this event stands out as a magical night for us. The entire experience was fun. This was also a great send off for our friend KAI before he moved back to Japan. As most of you know ‘Marty Friedman’ lives in Japan as well. We were all invited on his tour bus. We even did an interview that was half in Japanese (Thank you KAI). That was a first for the Rock Solid Pressure Show.. Our friends in DRASTIC FALL and WAR OF THRONES were also on this show. So yeah, it was a huge party. And Marty’s band and crew treated us like Family. But the main thing was Marty’s performance. It was INCREDIBLE!! We’ve seen all the Guitar ‘hero’ shows, but this made our jaws drop from start to finish. A historic night at State Theatre

*HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR:  Rob Zombies ’31’

Ok, let it be said that 2016 was the WORST year for theatrically released Horror Films EVER!!. Yes, there were tons of ‘So Called’ Horror Films at the Movies but they ALL SUCKED!! It was all this Politically Correct tweenie PG-13 bullshit..One thing though, the underground pumped out a LOT of great, nasty Horror though. That is mainly where the REAL Horror fans go to get their fix these days. But thank you Rob Zombie for giving us an exhilarating experience at the Theater and ‘attempting’ to single handedly save the genre.

*Before we leave 2016 behind entirely, we’d like to raise a final toast to all the great musicians, friends, family and actors we lost in 2o16…This was a sad year. It was filled with Death. Our world has never seen a year like this before..We salute you all and will remember you forever..

*LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK

Friday 1/6 (State Theatre) CRUSH TONE w/ SUNSHINE & BULLETS, BAD BLOOD, CRUEL CURSES, ESQUE. Doors 7pm

Saturday 1/7 (Local 662) POLAR SUMMER w/ A BRILLIANT LIE, NEVERTEL, DREAMHOUSE, SAHE..Doors 6pm

ALSO, since I’m only doing a blog every couple months now. Here are the tracks we spun in November and December that did not get listed in the blog

PLAYLIST FOR 11/7

  1. TAKE OVER AND DESTROY: By Knife
  2. DARK TRANQUILITY: Clearing Skies
  3. ASTEROID: Them Calling
  4. MEGADETH: Lying In State
  5. OPETH: Strange Brew
  6. OPERATION MINDCRIME: Which Side You’re On
  7. FUNERAL FOR A CLOWN: Contract Killer
  8. ORACLE: Aions Of Madness
  9. VENGINCE: In Revenge We Trust

PLAYLIST FOR 11/14

  1. THEM: Harrowing Path To Hollow
  2. OPETH: Sorceress
  3. FATES WARNING: S.O.S.
  4. BAD BLOOD: Crash N Burn
  5. GLENN HUGHES: Heavy
  6. PHIL RUDD: 40 Days
  7. NIGHTWISH: Alpenglow
  8. SUNSHINE & BULLETS: Heads In The Sand
  9. LACUNA COIL: Delirium
  10. HYPER ZENITH: Spiritual Fight

PLAYLIST FOR 11/21

  1. WITCHERY: Escape From Dunwich Valley
  2. NABERUS: Unmasked
  3. TRAP THEM: Twitching In The Auras
  4. JESUS CHRUSLER SUPERCAR: Down Down Down
  5. STARKILL: Ruin
  6. DARK MATTER: Silence Is Rage
  7. BANZAI: Animal Boy
  8. MASCHINE: Megacyme
  9. CYPHER MACHINE: Nine

PLAYLIST FOR 12/5

  1. THEM: Blood From Blood
  2. OPETH: Chrysalis
  3. STARKILL: Shadow Sleep
  4. LORDI: Break Of Dawn
  5. SOULBURN: Withering Nights
  6. DISTURBED: The Vengeful One
  7. ENTOMBED A.D: Hubris Fall
  8. PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY: Scars & Demons
  9. MEN WITHOUT ARMIES: She Wears Plastic

PLAYLIST FOR 12/12

  1. PRETTY MAIDS: When God Took A Day Off
  2. LORDI: Heaven Sent Hell On Earth
  3. WITHERSCAPE: Rapture Ballet
  4. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Seventh Seal
  5. Interview with Jason Bittner and Eric from FLOTSAM & JETSAM
  6. METALLICA: Halo On Fire
  7. ANVIL: Zombie Apocalypse

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

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