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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 11/25/09

A happy short week for most! My prayers to those of you working the trenches on Black Friday; I've been in your shoes! I vividly remember working in a comic book store during the "Death of Superman" saga and we had a line down the entire strip center there to buy freakin' second printings of the book, oy... Joke's on them!

Just got wrapped with an ultra fun guest slot at The Ripple Effect radio show where I got to yammer about metal with my bros Pope and Racer X. I brought tunes by Gwar, The Ocean, Church of Misery and Coalesce, did some intros and had about the best danged fun I've had in more than a week. Thanks, guys, great way to pep up into Thanksgiving! Also thanks to all of my readers here who joined in to listen at the show. I know who you are, and you all kick ass, especially my east coasters! A round on me in the future! The show is streaming The Ripple Effect's archives, so bounce on by to and have fun!

Last Friday I had Age of Evil's Jeremy Goldberg on the phone for an upcoming Take 5 special here at The Metal Minute, which will run after the Whiplash interview, so keep a watchful eye for those. Jeremy's a bit ahead of his years and I detect another possible Trivium in the making, though Age of Evil's sound is more trad power metal than metal/metalcore.

By attrition from a long road jaunt last night, I ended up spinning the new Mudvayne album four times, so there's your default high roller of the week. I took my lumps for my lukewarm review of their previous album, but this one, folks...much better. I knew these guys were short-changing themselves and they're letting loose this time and growing more progressive again.

On that note, I'm in vampire mode but ready to dive into the crypt for a few z's. Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll...

Mudvayne - s/t
King Diamond - Voodoo
King Diamond - House of God
Black Breath - Razor to Oblivion EP
Age of Evil - Get Dead EP
The Church - Starfish
Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
Pat Benetar - Best Shots
Tony Toni Tone - House of Music
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Voivod - Infini


DPTH International said...

Big list this week Ray. I've kept better track of my listening habits each day.

Drakkar - Razorblade God
Iron Fire-Thunderstorm/On The Edge
Intense-As Our Enemy Grows
Iron Savior-Unification
Iced Earth-Horroshow/The Dark Saga
Freedom Call-Stairway to Fairyland/Crystal Empire
Uncle Slam-Will work for Food
Tverd-Follow The Sun's Way
Defiance-Product Of Society/Beyond Recognition
Chalice-Deathmask Grin
Battlelore-...Where the shadows lie
Celtic Blue-Live Legless
Twin Obscenity-For Blood Honour and Soil

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We Canadians celebrated ours in early October.

Metal Mark said...

Slayer-World Painted Blood
Steel Assassin-In hellfire forged
Pelican-What we all come to need
Overkill-Feel the fire
Down and Dirty-s/t

Star Trek
Chips seasons 1 and 2

bob_vinyl said...

Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere in the Between
Screamin' Sirens - Fiesta
Mad Tea Party - Zombie Boogie
ETID - Last Night in Town
ETID - The Big Dirty
The Devil Wears Prada - With Roots Above and Branches Below
UFO - Force It
The Textones - Cedar Creek
Incommunicado - Losing Daylight
Shirock - Everything Burns

and Ray on Ripple Effect Radio!!!

cjk_44 said...

Swallow the Sun – New Moon
Them Crooked Vultures – s/t
Devin Townsend Project – Addicted
Katatonia – Night is the New Day
Shrinebuilder – s/t
Candlemass – Death Magic Doom
Satyricon – The Age of Nero
Dark Tranquillity – Where Death is Most Alive
Arch Enemy – Tyrants of the Rising Sun
Unleashed – Victory
Six Feet Under – True Carnage
Mercury Rising – Building Rome
Volbeat – A Warrior’s Call (single)
Tracy Chapman – Our Bright Future
Paul Westerberg – Eventually
Fiona Apple – Tidal
Tim Buckley – Hello and Goodbye

Reading: “Ronnie” by Ronnie Wood and “The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger” by Stephen King

Watching: “Out of Nothing: The Dark Tranquillity Documentary”

The Klepto said...

Really Elcectic this week

Avantasia - Lost in Space - Part 1
Avantasia - Lost in Space - Part 2
Avantasia - The Metal Opera - Part 1
Avantasia - The Metal Opera - Part 2
Avantasia - The Scarecrow
Ayreon - Ayreon vs. Avantasia: Elected
Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders Of Mars
Hummingbird - Diamond Nights
Hummingbird - Hummingbird
Hummingbird - We Can't Go On Meeting Like This
Rebellion - Sagas of Iceland — The History of the Vikings Volume 1
Rebellion - Miklagard — The History of the Vikings Volume 2
Rebellion - Arise: From Ginnungagap to Ragnarök — The History of the Vikings Volume 3
The Who - Quadrophenia
Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
Witchfinder General - Friends Of Hell
Witchfinder General - Resurrected
Witchfinder General - Soviet Invasion