Metal Mayhem ROC: Your go to source for everything metal.

Vernomatic Productions

Weekly podcast dedicated to supporting heavy metal music in every way possible. Hosted and produced by Jon “The Vernomatic ‘’ Verno, Metal Mayhem Roc presents a blend of feature interviews with heavy metal legends and stars of tomorrow. With in house created content like " The History Of Metal" and " Rock N Roll Detention" the listener, is left both educated and entertained. With an emphasis on presentation and professional industry audio imagery, Metal Mayhem ROC is your go to source for everything metal. 7svfFpDYXYEFQMOmfLZn read less
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The History of Metal:1995
Feb 1 2024
The History of Metal:1995
On this episode, Metal Walt, Ian O’Rourke & Bill The Rager explore the heavy metal landscape at the mid-point of the 1990s, examining the trends & new music of the year 1995. In the continuation of the History Of Heavy Metal series, the Metal Mayhem ROC Co-Hosts discuss & debate albums released that year from Ozzy, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Motorhead, Anthrax, Down, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Rob Zombie & many more. In addition, they cover off on the ever-changing musical scene that was evolving during this period, from the gradual decline of Grunge, to many of the 80s Hair bands that were on “life support” by then, to the refreshing & exciting new trend of industrial, dark & heavy bands such as Fear Factory, Dark Tranquility, plus emerging bands that were hard to categorize, such as Monster Magnet & Primus. As usual, our dynamic show Hosts bring to life a snapshot of Heavy Metal history perhaps long forgotten about & they’ll re-energize you to re-visit some of the music from this year! Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dave Ellefson Interview
Jan 24 2024
Dave Ellefson Interview
On this episode, we’re joined by Bassist & Heavy Metal “Lifer” David Ellefson. Best known for his rich & illustrious history with legends Megadeth & current band Kings Of Thrash, Dave connected with us from Southern California in advance of the amazing week off Heavy Metal events taking place leading up to The NAMM 2024 Show. Dave covers off on the Kings Of Thrash performances scheduled at the Ultimate NAMM Metal Jam & the Metal Hall Of Fame gala, the Metal Allegiance 10th anniversary & Montrose Remembered concerts, plus NAMM itself in which he will be promoting the Ellefson Coffee Company & the soon to be released Nick Menza documentary, “This Was My Life”.  In the conversation, we also take a look back in time to the Summer of 1986 when Megadeth visited Rochester, NY & The House Of Guitars as a support act for King Diamond, plus he re-visits his FIRST Heavy Metal supergroup, Hail!, a band that also included Mike Portnoy, Andreas Kisser, & Tim “Ripper” Owens amongst others. Covering what felt like 40 years of Heavy Metal history in 30 minutes, Dave shares some great memories of his life in the heavy metal scene & on the road as he’s performed in pretty much every country you could imagine and then some! On a personal side of things, Dave shares some pearls of wisdom, his motto for 2024 & how he manages & balances his thriving businesses & musical career, and what’s to come down the line (hint: another book may be on the horizon). Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY. Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ David Ellefson SOCIALS: https://davidellefson.com/ https://www.facebook.com/davidellefson https://www.instagram.com/davidellefsonbass/ https://www.youtube.com/user/davidellefson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comedian Jim Florentine Interview
Jan 19 2024
Comedian Jim Florentine Interview
Jim Florentine Interview - BONUS Crossover episode with the "WHATS HOT IN THE STRIP CLUBS" Podcast's Ilan Fong. On this special BONUS Crossover episode with our Pantheon Podcast group siblings "WHATS HOT IN THE STRIP CLUBS" we welcome Comedian, Heavy Metal lifer and fellow ball buster Jim Florentine onto the show. Jim is in Rochester NY this weekend for 5 comedy shows so he joined us the other night to discuss the tour, his writing process, music and even food. Ilan Fong From 'WHATS HOT IN THE STRIP CLUBS" educates Jim on the Strip Club MUSIC Hall of Fame 2024 nominees, who's already in the Strip Club MUSIC Hall of Fame and who's eligible this year. We talk KISS Avatar bullshit; this springs hot metal tours as well as old school metal tales. It’s a fun discussion. For nearly 25 years Jim Florentine has been making audiences around the world laugh across nearly every type of media. Jim has recorded six stand-up comedy albums and shot four full-length specials. On television Jim hosted 7 seasons of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" as well as lending his voice to the ground breaking "Crank Yankers". On radio Jim has been a regular on The Howard Stern show, the Opie & Anthony show and currently hosts his own program on Sirius XM. In addition, Jim is a bestselling author, world-renowned voice over talent and has been featured in the film's "Beer League" with Artie Lange and "Trainwreck" with Amy Schumer. Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ Jim Florentine SOCIALS: https://jimflorentine.com/ TICKETS FOR ROCHESTER SHOWS: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35843/production/1185759 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Filmmaker Damian Kolodiy IMMORTAL SOUL: A RIOT TRIBUTE & CONCERT FILM.
Jan 18 2024
Filmmaker Damian Kolodiy IMMORTAL SOUL: A RIOT TRIBUTE & CONCERT FILM.
On this episode, we’re joined by Damian Kolodiy, Filmmaker & Founder of NYC ROCKS, a reality web series that follows people & bands active in today’s rock & metal scene. Damian, a NYC native currently residing in Germany, is promoting his new YouTube series covering the long history of the legendary NYC hard rock band, Riot: IMMORTAL SOUL: A RIOT TRIBUTE & CONCERT FILM. His 4-part documentary mini-series explores the history and archives of the different eras of the band, spotlighting specific live performances from each era. The film centers around the Keep It True festival (2022) in Germany, where interviews with Riot fans young and old illustrate this passion for the band. “Immortal Soul” also features interviews with longtime Riot members Don Van Stavern and Mike Flyntz, as well as “New York Rock” author/historian Steven Blush and Keep It True Festival founder Oliver Weinsheimer. The final chapter of the series tells the origin story of the current day formation of the band, Riot V, and how they are well suited to carry on the musical legacy of founder Mark Reale for a new generation of fans. In our dialogue with Damian, we learn just how he discovered this underappreciated band decades after their formation, what inspired him to make this film series, & how he set out to what would result in a massive undertaking of a project. Far more than just a chronicle & timeline of the bands career, his unique twist to their story comes to life with the amazing volume of archival content contained in the episodes. With vintage concert footage, 8mm personal film, concert advertisements plus hundreds of never seen before photos obtained from the family & estate of Mark Reale, as the Filmmaker states, “It’s a great story. My goal is so Riot is not forgotten”.  Additionally, post-conversation with Damian, we caught up with Rick Ventura, Riot Guitarist from 1979 – 1983 & Founder of current & active band, Riot Act. In this exclusive conversation, we get Rick’s commentary on episodes 1 & 2, as well as his reflections from his time in the band, including some great stories from that era! As Rick tells us, this was a great time in his life & something that continues to motivate him to keep the legacy of Riot alive & well decades later. Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY. Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ Damian Kolodiy & NYC ROCKS SOCIALS: https://www.terryarts.com/nyc-rocks/ https://www.terryarts.com/nyc-rocks/immortalsoul.htm https://www.facebook.com/NYCROCKSTV/ https://www.youtube.com/user/NYCROCKSTV Rick Ventura & RIOT ACT SOCIALS: https://riotactband.com/ https://twitter.com/riotactband https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWU7XErWPlIcH6KP65wL9CA https://www.instagram.com/riotactband https://www.facebook.com/riotactbandofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
SAXON'S Biff Byford: Discusses's new CD Hell, Fire and Damnation" .
Jan 11 2024
SAXON'S Biff Byford: Discusses's new CD Hell, Fire and Damnation" .
On this episode, we’re joined by Biff Byford, Singer of legendary New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band, Saxon. Joining us from his home deep in the countryside of England, Biff & his mates are promoting the newly released Saxon album, “Hell, Fire and Damnation”, the bands’ 24th studio release.  In the conversation Biff, is relaxed & in fine humor as he touches on the many historical subjects he captures on the songs & lyrics of the new album: The battle of good vs evil, a guillotine, Roswell, Kubla Khan, radio Pirates, Batlle of Hastings, the burning of the Salem witches & drag racing. In addition, we hear all about the transition from Paul Quinn to their newest member, Brian Tatler on Guitar & how Brian has been the perfect fit both on the road & during the songwriting & album recording. Biff also provides insight about his close friendship with iconic British Acor, Brian Blessed who guested on the album, talks in depth about the Amon Amarth “Saxons & Vikings” video shoot, & discloses the bands’ appreciation for Heavy Metal “Battle Jackets”. And of course, he provides a preview of what to expect for their Spring 2024 US tour with Uriah Heep.   Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ Saxon SOCIALS: https://www.saxon747.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SaxonOfficial/ https://www.instagram.com/saxon.official/ https://twitter.com/saxonofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC: 2023 Year in Review show.
Dec 28 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: 2023 Year in Review show.
Happy Holidays - For the last episode of the year we are presenting a 2023 year in review segment by highlighting and discussing some of the stand out and unique episodes from the past year. Vernomatic, Metal Walt, Ian O'Rourke and Southern Cal drive this fun reflection show, filled with stories from the road, impromptu interviews and run in with some elite metal talent. All bases have been covered in 2023- Authors, Musicians, Photographers, Film Makers and even promoters. We especially take pride in our in-house produced content such as The History Of Metal Series and The Roc N Roll Detention show. It's really amazing to look back and actually see how diverse the content really was. Thank you for a fantastic 2023 and we look forward to celebrating our 5 year anniversary with all of you in the spring of 2024. Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Y8gRcKQODNMWwyLBfIHOA https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc EPISODES MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST: Kirk Hammett Interview- https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Hd4XmorDG2BdtxQOAZQa5?si=e58bdb31d2114c88 History Of Metal 1994-https://open.spotify.com/episode/7hp3G2baIzuYa5FCsZqUD9?si=442d0d0fad5f4633 PRONG-Tommy Victor-https://open.spotify.com/episode/2EMrU9YKlsIoLtRcQaeVyH?si=74530b6480304300 UFO-Paul Chapman-https://open.spotify.com/episode/4woP17peV4qWbYqlLQraIs?si=6ab7a581eec44647 BASTERDANE-https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GrxV6dUFkFEnydV8T5GXV?si=e366368b6c884eb6 WITCHSLAYER-https://open.spotify.com/episode/6E7eJltCDo6Edn3TONiJkm?si=ed7b93b44ee04c64 OVERKILL-Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth- https://open.spotify.com/episode/1YRcDDl7bW0WGgMSOpHRfI?si=40d758408308480d TRIUMPH-Rik Emmett- https://open.spotify.com/episode/0pZTDjJM24YjnFOfPXwzCH?si=3f42c1b88bf14ca0 TRIUMPH- Gil Moore-https://open.spotify.com/episode/0pZTDjJM24YjnFOfPXwzCH?si=05db77b660a0467d KNUCKLE BONES FIGURINES- https://open.spotify.com/episode/6p4h6xzy9Ple3HdZwvtVTB?si=d27e69884fbc40d3 LEGION OF DOOM- https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Dbp9blpFe4piON71onkCY?si=65911dc435e14cb3 Hell's Decibels Tour-NIGHT DEMON,HAUNT, SATAN- https://open.spotify.com/episode/4kP6YQDpdZbW0ahuncUOwn?si=13f57e1bdb9a4678 Steve Rilesy-https://open.spotify.com/episode/1OKztjj5NwyYPWl9L3Vm9z?si=c624e665ca664674 Todd Kerns-https://open.spotify.com/episode/0pLg9T6BRD2rQlhrBOgzMJ?si=1d341c7763bf4435 AUTHORS/BOOKS/FILM MAKERS: Darren Paltrowitz-David Lee Roth Book-https://open.spotify.com/episode/7bzLT57N5VhhOcWgQjn3IA?si=1f7e3dced34b4f73 Jesse Fink- Bon Scott Book-https://open.spotify.com/episode/5EgGniC8Zo5EymnlMyoXIJ?si=349060e5fb1944ba Steve Rosen- Eddie Van Halen Book - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0O7jJPk8jsJYiy6YpUXx9y?si=75b2103251484a1e Bob Gruen Interview -https://youtu.be/VcUP-1ps4V8- Adam Dubin-https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OOofbL5iuhJaKqA1qppLO?si=87c0a432be0e4e1f Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC: David Lee Roth- Darren Paltrowitz and new book DLR: How David Lee Roth Changed the World.
Dec 22 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: David Lee Roth- Darren Paltrowitz and new book DLR: How David Lee Roth Changed the World.
On this episode, we’re joined by Darren Paltrowitz, Author of the “DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed the World”,  We Step into the world of author Darren Paltrowitz as he discusses the creation of his new book. Discover the inspiration behind DLR, the research process, and the unexpected discoveries that make this book a must-read for any fan of David Lee Roth and classic rock. As Darren describes, what do you do after leaving one of the world's biggest bands? If you're David Lee Roth, you write a memoir, become a radio host, sell a screenplay to a major studio, get certified as an EMT, play Vegas, become a certified helicopter pilot, put out bluegrass versions of your biggest hits, and learn a few languages. And then you rejoin VAN HALEN for a reunion tour . Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth antidotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY!! Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Y8gRcKQODNMWwyLBfIHOA https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc Buy The Book:  https://www.amazon.com/DLR-Book-David-Changed-World/dp/1493072528/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=darren+paltrowitz&qid=1680463985&sr=8-1  Darren Paltrowitz Socials:  https://twitter.com/paltrowitz https://www.instagram.com/paltrowitz/ https://www.facebook.com/darrenpaltrowitz/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-paltrowitz-44a6a11 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC:WICKED Rockers return with new Rock Anthem single
Dec 7 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC:WICKED Rockers return with new Rock Anthem single
On this week's episode we welcome back our old friends Modern-day melodic/theatrical rockers Wicked to the show. The band have their second CD set for a March 2024 release and this fall have started rolling out singles from the disc. November 2023 had the first single "Lost in The Dark", and now they are back with the latest single/video – which turns out to be its title track, 'Sunburn.' https://chipsterpr.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bdb1a8377ea3eeb263b993237&id=9a1ebc7c10&e=4a523428da Additionally, Wicked will be taking part in a livestream interactive release show dubbed "The Rock N Roll Circus Show" on December 8, 2023 at 8pm, which will be the kickoff of the series of this rock n' roll variety show. The live streamed show will focus on the "Sunburn" single, but also featuring performances, behind the scenes footage, live interactions with the band, giveaways, and more, via this link: https://youtube.com/@WICKEDROCKNROLL?si=mVBzRSnoNyqD8NOb  The band (singer/guitarist Chad Michael, guitarist Scotty V, bassist Danny, and drummer Gunnar) describes "Sunburn" as "A punchy, punishing rocker, with sharpened punk edges and lyrical prowess that could have easily been played at an aggressive Michael Monroe show on the Lower East Side, or on MTV in the 90s by a band like Third Eye Blind.  The second single off the upcoming sophomore album 'Sunburn' gives the vibe of that saying, 'too much of a good thing,' and is accompanied by footage from our cross-country escape to California. We drove 38 hours straight in the band van from coast to coast, facing all the surprises old Route 66 had to offer – from storms to vehicle breakdowns and all the new faces we got to meet. From Cali beaches to the Joshua Tree desert, we brought our rock n' roll party and burnt the candle at both ends. It was a perfect way to live out the metaphorical meaning of 'Sunburn' is a song about excess and its repercussions. Don’t miss what happens to the band in our music video after we invite these rock n' roll ladies to our desert getaway!"    In 2023 it’s born with one purpose and that’s to fly the flag of that unapologetic Rock N Roll lifestyle and be your next summer anthem!" Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ WICKED SOCIALS: SUNBURN VIDEO: https://chipsterpr.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bdb1a8377ea3eeb263b993237&id=9a1ebc7c10&e=4a523428da LIVESTREAM EVENT: https://youtube.com/@WICKEDROCKNROLL?si=mVBzRSnoNyqD8NOb  https://lnk.to/sunburnpresave https://linktr.ee/wickedrocknroll https://youtube.com/@WICKEDROCKNROLL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC: Kirk Hammett Interview
Dec 1 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: Kirk Hammett Interview
On this episode, we’re joined by Kirk Hammett of Metallica to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Kill ‘Em All” album. In this special installment of Metal Mayhem ROC, we go back in time for an in-depth look back at the rehearsals & the recording of the album that took place in our hometown of Rochester, NY in 1983. In this feature conversation, Kirk gets reacquainted with some of the people who lived it with Metallica, both professionally & on the friendship side of the relationships with the band. Showcased in this exclusive interview are over 40 never seen before candid photos from the studio & the surrounding Rochester area, Lakeshore Record Exchange, The Riverboat concert with Raven & so much more, all of which have been unearthed from personal collections & scrapbooks! In addition, we re-visit with the MetLife Stadium (NJ) August 2023 gigs & Kirk reveals what his passion is for New Jersey outside of music (hint: sand & surf), and he opens up about his fervor for Deep Purple & Tommy Bolin. This is a true trip down Heavy Metal memory lane & a unique conversation that unveils the human & personal side of this Heavy Metal legend, brought to you exclusively from Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY. Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ Metallica SOCIALS: https://www.metallica.com/ https://www.allwithinmyhands.org/ Other links: Metallica: Exclusive never heard outtakes from the “Kill ‘Em All” sessions: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6VB0XrYipyIV3yi2LNPm2U?si=AvZLrAB-R9uJYfhsnc6Xiw Andrew Wroblewski: Kill em All Sound engineere shares Recording experience with Metallica. https://open.spotify.com/episode/79dRHfAONtNtVoDnMrus9P?si=a80bc0d32cf340ca Lakeshore Record Exchange history with Ron Stein: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1wcwPdo5bV8Qsp7MKopbZH?si=db6c89917bd74e64 https://open.spotify.com/episode/5uNbbVDkf4p0jxgCO8pRbr?si=a7275743ea1046bd https://open.spotify.com/episode/6e6h8vZKtJN52bOoLMMaJw?si=17b62bbb0b114140 The Meaning Of Metallica- Ride The Lyrics: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7pEsCrWpG8abzsn5CytzlG?si=c94e9e45b49b4aac  Bastardane INTERVIEW: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GrxV6dUFkFEnydV8T5GXV?si=v07OXASnRpODcfWcJ4KCGQ Metallica ALL ACCESS New Jersey “NO REPEAT” WEEKEND review: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6y9mmU94Wk2CSlj7mjFWj1?si=C5WDpPxVRMicHrTaLBQjyA  The Metallica Report Podcast Co-Hosts INTERVIEW with Steffan Chirazi & Renee Richardson: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5cq5NVIJNQmuk41rFggWUG?si=GbHDuHhvSt-KFg-fpTzsZw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC:PICTURES ALIVE- ROCK SHOWS OF THE 80s & BEYOND
Nov 23 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC:PICTURES ALIVE- ROCK SHOWS OF THE 80s & BEYOND
On this episode we’re joined by Northern California based amateur Photographer, Steve Roney & book Author Scott Davis. Steve & Scott, lifelong friends, are promoting an amazing book titled PICTURES ALIVE: ROCK SHOWS OF THE 80s & BEYOND. The elaborate collection of amazing photos & stories contained in the book taken from concerts in the Bay area during the hey-day of Rock & Metal during the 1980s, is not your typical paint by numbers book, but instead is presented from the perspective & viewpoint of a music fan & enthusiastic concert goer. Steve & Scott were just like the rest of us, Heavy Metal junkies who loved to see their favorite bands, however Steve was THAT guy who snuck his camera into the show & decades later has unearthed these never seen before photos from bands like Van Halen, Kiss, Dio, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Ozzy, Scorpions, Motley Crue and many others. But what makes his collection unique is that the photos are not professional, but still pretty damn good! Heck, who didn’t at some point try to sneak in a camera or cassette recorder to a concert! But beyond the pictures are the recaps and stories from the shows, the ticket stubs & concert ads, setlists, the interfaces with the bands themselves & the comradery with his best friends. Ask yourself this: Did you ever catch a guitar pick from Eddie Van Halen or take a joy ride on the hood of Steve Vai’s car or witness Nikki Sixx autograph someone’s t*ts? Well, Steve did! Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ Book SOCIALS:  www.picturesalive.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC:  90's Replacement Metal Singers - THRASH or TRASH?
Nov 16 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: 90's Replacement Metal Singers - THRASH or TRASH?
On this episode of Rock & Roll Detention, Metal Mayhem ROC Hosts Metal Walt, Ian O’Rourke & Vinyl Vince McDowell take a thorough look into some of the major Heavy Metal bands that replaced their original Singers during the 1990s: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue & Anthrax. We discuss the changing industry & Metal scene in the 90s, what prompted each of these bands to change their original Singer & how & why the new Singers were recruited. In addition, we examine what impact the changes had on the band, including if the band’s sound changed, what it did to the reputation of the band, & the effect it had on stage & in the live setting. Also, we take a big look into the new music that made at that time, dissecting many of the albums & songs & we have an honest throwdown as to if the new material was better or worse than the prior catalog. In the end, we conclude on the sustainability & longevity on each of the Singers & who fared the best & why, both then & now. And of course, we settle on what ultimately happened, in the end, for each band to eventually decide to go back to the original Singers: Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Vince Neil & Joey Belladonna.  Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC: WAR CURSE- Old school thrash meets new school aggression.
Nov 2 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: WAR CURSE- Old school thrash meets new school aggression.
On this episode, we’re joined by Justin Roth, Guitarist of Cincinnati, Ohio based Metal band War Curse. Justin, the main Songwriter, talk about the bands brand new album, “Confession”, a terrific thrash album out now on Metal Blade Records. A band described as a Bay area 90s thrash sound/ old school thrash with new school aggression, Justin takes us through the evolution of the band & why in 2023 he believes they have delivered their best material yet, getting signed by the legendary Brian Slegel, & he shares a badass story about the inspiration behind the name of the band.    “Confession”, an album of heavy & dark songs that cover many facets of Heavy Metal, is a diverse album & a body of work with extremely though provoking lyrics that touch on the many controversial and not always pleasant current events that make up our world today. Justin, a Man not afraid to express his opinions & views on the reality of the life we live in, tells it like he sees it, direct & truthful! Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@metalmayhemroc1851 https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ War Curse SOCIALS: https://www.warcurse.com/ https://www.facebook.com/warcursemetal/ https://www.instagram.com/war.curse/ https://twitter.com/warcursemetal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC: FIGHT. 30th Anniversary of the “War Of Words” album with Fight Bassist Jay Jay Brown
Oct 26 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: FIGHT. 30th Anniversary of the “War Of Words” album with Fight Bassist Jay Jay Brown
On this episode, we’re joined by Jay Jay Brown, Bassist of the 90s metal band Fight, Rob Halford’s first project outside of Judas Priest. Metal Mayhem ROC & Jay Jay celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic “War Of Words” album by taking an in-depth look at the songs, videos, & tours, plus Jay Jay talks about his thriving career as a tattoo artist & painter & the return of his band S.I.L. In the conversation, Jay Jay reveals fascinating stories of how he became the go-to tattoo artist for the Metal God himself, the guys of Pantera, & many others plus we learn all about the guitar designs he made for Kerry King of Slayer. In addition, he talks about the ongoing rehearsals for his band S.I.L. in anticipation of the bands’ first show in decades which is planned for later in Oct. Later in the episode, Jay Jay takes us back to the beginning of Fight & the origins of the band, the recording of two studio albums, and the highs & lows of circling the globe as a mere 20-year-old with one of his Metal heroes! This episode is full of great stories about life with one of the most significant bands from the early to mid-1990s & Jay Jay opens up & shares his honest & humble take on this period for him as a musician, plus we learn so much about just what head-space the Metal God was in during this era. To show his gratitude towards his fans & followers, Jay Jay provided a gift for our Listeners, a never been heard before Fight live recording (link below): Special FIGHT music Link: https://on.soundcloud.com/Ug4tQ (https://on.soundcloud.com/Ug4tQ) Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth antidotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. Special FIGHT music Link: https://on.soundcloud.com/Ug4tQ (https://on.soundcloud.com/Ug4tQ) METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Y8gRcKQODNMWwyLBfIHOA https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc Jay Jay Brown SOCIALS: https://www.facebook.com/fightbandofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC: “Power Trip festival report: The weekend recapped”
Oct 12 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: “Power Trip festival report: The weekend recapped”
On this episode, we present a firsthand account of the highly anticipated POWER TRIP festival that took place in Indio, CA on the weekend of 06-08 Oct, 2023.  Metal Mayhem ROC friend & contributor, Mike Dadura (a native of Philadelphia, PA), who was in attendance for the 3-day event, brings to us an in-depth & revealing recap of the full weekend. POWERTRIP featured Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden (Friday, October 6), AC/DC and Judas Priest (Saturday, October 7) and Metallica and Tool (Sunday, October 8). Mike shares all of the details, including everything from flying from the east coast to California, his accommodations, ride sharing mishaps, concession pricing and excessive logistic hurdles. As he put it, it was a VERY expensive weekend, but one for the ages & worth every Penny! In addition, we get the scoop on the venue setup & the challenges of maneuvering through an area that contained 200,000 plus attendees. But most importantly, we hear all about the bands & the performances themselves, with Mike illustrating the highlights & lowlights of each of the bands based on what he saw & heard. And coming off of the concert stage, we hear about many of our Metal heroes hanging around to watch & support one another from the perspective of being a fan, and we get the low-down on the makeshift AC/DC bar that was a focal point for the weekend in a nearby town. Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Y8gRcKQODNMWwyLBfIHOA https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC: History of Metal - 1994
Oct 5 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC: History of Metal - 1994
Hello metalheads! On this week's show we get the gang back together to resume our ongoing series "The History of Metal”. Metal Walt, Ian O'Rourke and Bill "The Rager" visit the year 1994. Grunge is in full swing, NU METAL is gaining momentum, Industrial metal is making an entrance and the 80 bands are still releasing material but are definitely on the back burner. The guys totally dissect where they were at this point of their lives pertaining to the metal landscape and concert tours. It’s a real smorgasbord of content with many different facets of metal fighting for the ever-growing diverse metal landscape. It’s hard to believe that it was 30 years ago, but it really did happen. Another example of a great, unique, conversation filled with in-depth anecdotes and disclosures found only here at Metal Mayhem ROC. Visit the website and join the Metal mayhem ROC community. Sign up for our weekly newsletter keeping you updated on all new podcast episodes as well as reminders for our live Radio show on Monday nights. Thank you for the support and remember to always KEEP IT HEAVY! METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Y8gRcKQODNMWwyLBfIHOA https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Metal Mayhem ROC:Rik Emmett: New Memoir, Why TRIUMPH Broke up, US Festival in '83
Sep 28 2023
Metal Mayhem ROC:Rik Emmett: New Memoir, Why TRIUMPH Broke up, US Festival in '83
Hello Metalheads! On this episode, we’re joined by Rik Emmett, the legendary vocalist & guitar player of Canadian power trio Triumph. He joined us to talk about his new memoir, titled “Lay It On The Line: A Backstage Pass To Rock Adventure, Conflict & Triumph”.  In our conversation, we learn all about the unique roles he, Mike & Gil all played, outside of the musicianship itself, in Triumph & he tells the full story about the rise to success, the peak of their career, his eventual exit & just why that happened. Also, he shares the emotional story about how his dying Brother became the catalyst for reconciling with his bandmates after many years of bad blood, which ultimately led them to several reunion concerts in 2008. Rik takes us on some funny journeys through many of his more memorable concerts in the heyday (Buffalo, New Jersey & Long Island just to name a few) & the Spinal Tap-like experiences of Rocklahoma, OK in 2008 .  METAL MAYHEM ROC SOCIALS: https://metalmayhemroc.com/ https://metaldevastationradio.com/ http://pantheonpodcasts.com/ https://twitter.com/MetalmayhemR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Y8gRcKQODNMWwyLBfIHOA https://www.instagram.com/metalmayhemroc/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/metalmayhemroc Rik Emmett SOCIALS: https://www.rikemmett.com/ https://www.facebook.com/rikemmettnetwork/ https://www.instagram.com/rikemmett/ https://ecwpress.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices