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Monday, February 28, 2022


New show on ROX Radio! The Golden Oldies Show with Phillip Medcalf!

 Every Sunday! the new show on ROX Radio. The Golden Oldies Radio Show with Phillip Medcalf.

This week it's 1970

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About the presenter

ike many up and coming radio presenters I started my radio career in hospital radio within the 2 years of being at my local hospital radio I went on to be nominated at the national HBA (Hospital Broadcasting Association) awards, not once but twice! The first time was for Best New Comer and the second was for Best Male Presenter.


At the end of my time on Hospital Radio Lynn I moved to a new local online radio station called Fen Radio.  I snapped up the opportunity to be a part of a new upcoming local radio station and I started to present Tuesday night’s Heroes of The Zer00’s. 


Now with a fully functioning studio I could now broadcast Heroes of The Zer00’s from my home, which got me thinking on what else I could use the studio for and then one night I had an idea about doing syndicate radio shows and as you can see the rest is now history.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

INCOMING! Evergrey


EVERGREY announce new album A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), released 20th May via Napalm Records

New single and video 'Save Us' streaming now
Photo credit: Anders Plassgard

Gothenburg’s finest export of darkness, EVERGREY, enter a thrilling new chapter in the band’s history with their thirteenth studio album and Napalm Records debut, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), to be released on May 20, 2022 via Napalm Records.

The band celebrate the news with their soaring first single 'Save Us', in which heavy prog and melancholic beauty collide, proving EVERGREY are still top songwriters in their field.

Watch the video for 'Save Us' here:


The pounding album opener reflects everything the new full-length stands for, kicking in immediately with stunning guitar work and unveils a chorus sure to top the annals of EVERGREY history. Listen carefully and you will hear the voices of hundreds of fans who were invited by EVERGREY to send recordings of their voices to later provide group vocals for the track – making their everlasting mark on EVERGREY history.

For the astonishing music video, the five-piece teamed up with long-time companion Patric Ullaeus to create a bewitching visual experience that exemplifies EVERGREY.

Tom S. Englund (vocals, guitar) on 'Save Us':

“'Save Us' is about us. It’s about you and I. It’s about how I see our minds becoming hostages in a world where painting optimal portraits of ourselves is more important than being who we really are. It’s about my observation of watching people around me who are feeling that they’re not good enough for the world, or for themselves. I’m afraid we’re lost, and I think we need to help each other to find our way back to what is important, to rediscover a true sense of self. As we, as artists, also contribute to content and social media as a livelihood, it’s about the paradox of being caught in a world which is hard to free yourself from. I can only wish that our music brings some balance to that equation.”


Celebrating over 25 years of metal mastery, EVERGREY, led by founder, singer and guitarist Tom S. Englund, are known for wandering the realms of progressive and heavy melodic metal and painting sonic renderings with their twelve studio records released as of today. A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), the follow-up to the unit’s highly successful 2021 full-length, Escape of the Phoenix (which landed at numerous chart positions worldwide), reveals a 10 track mélange of which every note, every riff and every word seeps pure poetry – creating a ceaseless intensity that mesmerizes from the very first second.

The new album was recorded at Top Floor Studios Gothenburg, engineered by Jakob Herrman and produced by Tom S. Englund and Jonas Ekdahl, with mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios (VolbeatDestructionEpica and many more), whereas the hauntingly beautiful album artwork was conjured by Giannis Nakos at Remedy Art Design. Nakos is known for creating artworks for acts like Oceans Of SlumberAmarantheThe Agonist and The Crown as well as merchandise for Morbid AngelSuffocation or Cryptopsy – just to name a few.

EVERGREY on the new album:

“Here it is! A new album! Yet again! This is what we love about music, it never ends! Our mission is to write music so here you are! 10 new songs! 10 new EVERGREY songs that we hope you will have by your side as your life continues to shift and grow. 10 songs that we wish will be part of the soundtrack when you're creating new memories and new possibilities in your life. 10 songs that we feel privileged to have you listen to. 10 songs that have risen through the ashes of two years where our creativity has had more time than ever to flourish.

10 songs we really hope you will enjoy as much as we did writing them. As usual we have given it our best and we can't wait to hear what you have to say! A new year, a new album, a new record label = new possibilities. All this can only be positive, right?


 Tom, Jonas, Rikard, Johan & Henrik”

A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) tracklisting:

1. Save Us

2. Midwinter Calls

3. Ominous

4. Call Out the Dark

5. The Orphean Testament

6. Reawakening

7. The Great Unwashed

8. Heartless

9. Blindfolded


A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) impresses with flawless, meticulous production that deftly depicts both heartfelt honesty and scorching metallic intensity, while its instrumental force of furious, technically driven riffs, skyrocketing solos and dramatic synths merges with the expert, brooding vocal performance of Englund – one of the most distinctive vocalists in metal. He skilfully balances harsh and heavy tones with an inarguably soulful approach, all topped by melancholic, thought-provoking lyricism that digs deeper with every spin, leaving a long-lasting impact. Songs like 'Midwinter Calls', which also contains fan participation with atmospheric audience recordings from the band’s latest tour through Sweden, and 'The Great Unwashed', draw the listener in with grooving, glistering instrumentation, flowing between boisterous dynamics and a next level vocal performance, while emotive 'Wildfires' turns the volume down as a goosebump-worthy ballad that hurts and heals all at once. 'Call Out The Dark' begins atmospherically with accented keys, suddenly evolving into an intense opus of symphonic and power metal attributes in the blink of an eye, whereas the record’s longest track, 'The Orphean Testament', impresses by revealing its heaviest facet. A sensitive introduction lures the listener into 'Heartless', and offers one of the album’s most engaging verses, followed by a hauntingly beautiful chorus and variety in pace to create a magnificent listening experience.

EVERGREY will be touring Europe in 2022. UK dates are as follows:

EVERGREY - European Tour 2022
+ special guest: Fractal Universe
Virtual Symmetry
17.09.22 GB – London / 229 venue
18.09.22 GB – Nottingham / Rescue Rooms
19.09.22 GB – Bristol / Thekla
20.09.22 GB – Manchester / Academy 3
21.09.22 IE – Dublin / Voodoo Lounge
22.09.22 GB – Glasgow / Cathouse
23.09.22 GB – Newcastle / St Dom’s Social Club
24.09.22 GB – Birmingham / The Asylum 

Tom S. Englund - Vocals, Guitar
Henrik Danhage - Guitar
Rikard Zander - Keyboard
Jonas Ekdahl - Drums
Johan Niemann - Bass


EVERGREY online:
Napalm Records

A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) will be available in the following formats:
• Deluxe Box (incl. Canvas, Pendant, Liner Notes on Pergament Paper) – limited to 500 copies
• 2LP Gatefold “Die Hard” Marbled Red/Black (incl. Slipmat + 7inch (black) w/ 2 exclusive
Bonus Tracks) – limited to 500 copies worldwide
• 2LP Gatefold Glow in the Dark – limited to 500 copies worldwide
• 2LP Gatefold Black
• 2LP Gatefold Gold – Band exclusive, limited to 300 copies worldwide
• CD Digisleeve
• Digital Album

Incoming: Hath


New Jersey's Blackened Death Metal juggernaut HATH will release sophomore full-length album All That Was Promised March 4 on Willowtip Records.

All That Was Promised follows the 2019 critically acclaimed Willowtip album
Of Rot and Ruin. The band released the following statement concerning the new album:

"All That Was Promised was our first time writing as a 4-piece, and we feel like we've further developed who we are as a band. We set out to expand on what we did on our previous releases, experimenting with more varied sounds and new ideas, but we wanted this record to be more direct and cohesive. In the end, we ended up with an album that's darker and more punishing than we expected.

It's important to us to grow and learn, but without losing sight of what we do best. The content on this album is more personal and introspective, with songs about enduring change and all the promises made to us in life, broken and otherwise."

Album Credits:

Engineered and mixed by AJ Viana at AJ Viana Productions
Additional editing: Tiago "Canadas" Carvalho
Produced by Hath
Music by Hath
Lyrics by Frank Albanese

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Mastering

Artwork by Adam Burke for Nightjar Illustration





Frank Albanese - Guitar & Vocals
Peter Brown - Guitar
Greg Nottis - Bass & Vocals
AJ Viana - Drums

Willowtip Spotify

Incoming: Wings of Destiny featuring David Shankle of Manowar




Recently, the entry of David Shankle into WIINGS OF DESTINY was confirmed.
Shankle was the guitarist for the band Manowar from 1989 to 1995 and he played on the album The Triumph of Steel.
He succeeded Ross the Boss, also coinciding with the arrival of drummer Rhino.
David Shankle, also known for his solo project DSG, joins as guitarist and official member of the band.


WOD drop new single "RISE ABOVE THEM ALL" with the new lineup via WormHoleDeath Records.


Buy / Streamthe single HERE

Download the MP3 HERE

The band already has managed to record couple of new singles and is getting ready to bring their show live. The first single, “RISE ABOVE THEM ALL” released through Wormholedeath Records, manifests the newfound power of the band by showing absolute virtuosity and such a unique sound and style developed by the band through all these years.

Anton Darusso, states:

It´s a new step for the band, we are adding a new explosive ingredient, though it can be considered as a certain risk by adding already established name in our ranks, I am sure our fans and followers will embrace this new line-up and we will bring even more attention to everything we do. We are a bunch of musical war dogs, ready to hit the stage. Absolute power and renaissance, finesse & aggressiveness. It will certainly be a blast for everyone.”

David Shankle states:

My metal brothers in Wings of Destiny are a mega-shredding arsenal of music close to my heart. After collaborating on "Rise Above" we were all excited about joining forces to create a new unique metal machine. My composing and shreding style fit perfectly into this musical force, and I can't wait to bring this demonic sound of power, speed and aggressive intensity live to metal fans everywhere.”


Anton Darusso (Voice and Keyboards)
David Shankle (Guitar)
Andres Castro (Guitar)
Emil Minott (Bass)
Horacio Paris Kofoed (Drums)

Costa Rica Power Metal Band, is planning a tour in MEXICO, Central and South America to promote the new album MEMENTO MORI
The band is accepting booking inquiries for 2022 hope that you will consider booking us for your next event.
Founded at the end of 2013, influenced by bands like Helloween, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra and Symphony X; the band developed a very particular and recognizable sound creating a cult following among fans around the world.

"Memento Mori", the simple reminder that we are all going to die soon and that we cannot think of ourselves as immortal beings.




Hate tour news


HATE announces European tour with I AM MORBID and BELPHEGOR!

MORBIDFEST Tour 2022 to celebrate the 30-Year Anniversary of the release of the 'Blessed Are The Sick' album!

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Headlined by the mighty I Am Morbid, MORBIDFEST Tour 2022 is dedicated to the 30-year anniversary of the release of the 'Blessed are the Sick' album. Initially announced for 2021, the MORBIDFEST Tour had to be postponed due to the pandemic. But, it‘s finally happening in 2022 with even higher anticipation!
Formed by David Vincent, the legendary, long-time frontman (vocalist & bassist) of the genre-defining extreme metal purveyors, Morbid Angel, I Am Morbid, performs Vincent-era classics from Morbid Angel‘s 'Altars of Madness', 'Blessed Are The Sick', 'Covenant' and 'Domination' albums.
MORBIDFEST Tour 2022 will include a touring package supported by two very special guests, Belphegor and Hate!
I Am Morbid
March 24th: Berlin  @ ORWO Haus
March 25th: Roskilde  @ Gimle
March 26th: Aalborg  @ Streetfood
March 27th: Bochum  @ Matrix
March 29th: Prague  @ Futurum
March 30th: Poznan  @ Klub U Bazyla
March 31st: Gdansk  @ B90
April 1st: Katowice  @ P23
April 2nd: Ostrava  @ Barrack Club
April 3rd: Bratislava  @ MCC Majestic
April 4th: Brussels  @ Botanique
April 6th: Metropool  @ Hengelo
April 7th: London  @ Underworld
April 8th: Cardiff  @ Fuel
April 9th: Manchester  @ Rebellion
April 10th: Rotterdam  @ Baroeg
April 12th: Nantes  @ Le Warehouse
April 13th: Paris  @ L‘Empreinte
April 14th: Metz  @ Le Geulard
April 15th: Aaburg  @ Musigburg
April 16th: Munich  @ Dark Easter Metal Meeting
April 17: Leipzig  @ Hellraiser
April 18th: Kassel  @ Goldgrube
April 19th: Weiheim  @ Cafe Central
April 20th: Milan  @ Slaughterclub
April 21st: Rome  @ Orion
April 22nd: Venice  @ Revolver

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Photo credit: Daniel Rusilowicz
Hate released their new album, Rugia, last October via Metal Blade Records. Watch the stunning videos for the album, stream and purchase it via !
No one combines death and black metal quite like Poland's Hate. With unflinching viciousness and a sense of atmosphere unique to the band, on Rugia, their twelfth full-length, they push the boundaries of their craft even further. "It was clear to me that it should build upon and evolve from our previous record, 'Auric Gates Of Veles' (2019), both musically and lyrically. However, every Hate record stands as a separate journey, and never twice to the same place. You never know exactly where it will lead you," states vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner, who has led the band since 1991. Fresh blood in the band's line-up also helped contribute to Rugia's unique sound. Pavulon (drums), who had played with the band since 2014, was forced to step down from the band due to serious health issues. The band tapped Nar-Sil (Neolith, Virgin Snatch, Embrional) to take his place. "Working with a new drummer this time around was a fascinating experience for me. Nar-Sil's technique and presence are quite different from Pavulon's, and that definitely comes across. I believe we managed to construct a refreshing new chapter to our discography, composing nine truly sinister onslaughts of pure rage."
The band elected to once again track the album in the Hertz Recording Studio in Poland, and it was recorded, mixed and mastered by the Wiesłaski Brothers (Behemoth, Decapitated). Everything was laid down over about two to three weeks, with longtime collaborator Michał Staczkun providing the ambient elements of the band's sound. The only struggle came about at the mixing stage, where the final character of the record emerges. "Here we encountered many problems, contradictory visions too. The producers had their own idea for the overall sound, which differed from what I had in mind, so we were trying to find a good compromise and it took us a few months." Given how strongly the personality of the record shines through, it is safe to say that the compromise reached was definitely in its best interest, standing as perhaps the best sounding record in the band's long career. Hate is also celebrating thirty years of activity with Rugia, Sinner affirming he is as driven as ever. "Well, the fire is still burning! I'm proud that I have built a band with such strong energy, that's lasted for a long time in spite of numerous line-up changes and obstacles in our way. We are still here and we create with ever growing consciousness and dedication. The energy speaks through us. Honestly, I think of the band as something much bigger and more profound than the individual people involved in it over any given period of time. I believe we create a channel for energies that surpass us."

Hate line-up:
ATF Sinner - vocals, guitars
Domin - guitars
Nar-Sil - drums
Tiermes - bass
Hate online:

Incoming: Thunderor


Boonsdale Records - Start The Rock N Roll Party With THUNDEROR’s (ft. Skull Fist members/ ex-members) New Album “Fire It Up” Out Now

New Music Video "Dangerous Times"

Debut Album “Fire It Up” Out Feb 25, 2022 via Boonsdale Records

A fresh take on NWOBHM, Thunderor’s “Fire It Up” consists of nine energetic and catchy tunes supplemented with 80s synths and piano. Its purpose is to take the listener on an adventure full of motorcycle rides, whirlwind romance, and diving into danger. It’s a get-up and go album, inspiring one to give it all in life and never give up.

Founder/drummer/vocalist JJ Tartaglia of Skullfist started the band with ex-Skull Fist bandmate Jonny Nesta and Oscar Rangel (Operus, ex-Annihilator) to create something new under his artistic vision. He expects the album to go over well with current Skullfist fans and new listeners due to the originality and hooks in the songs. He explains further:

“I think we’ve created a truly original album with Fire It Up. It was a blast writing these songs and putting my personality into the lyrics for the first time. We’re proud to have done all of the tracking ourselves (it was a learning experience!) and to have done things the old-school way without any quantized drums or pitch correction. I think the result is a more natural-sounding recording which gives a better human connection and allows the songs to shine through with the real attitude. The songs on the album are meant to inspire a life journey – an adventure with friends, motorcycles, romance, danger, and victory. I hope it will be a soundtrack for your adventures.”

The album was produced by JJ Tartaglia; mixed by Chris Snow and mastered by Harry Hess. The album artwork was created by Daniel Porta. The majority of Tartaglia’s lyrics come from his perspectives on life and some stories as well. Throughout the album, there is a theme of longing for escape and refusing to just settle.

Along with the album's release day, Thunderor is sharing their latest music video for "Dangerous Times", a catchy 80s style piano-driven song about romance and love., reminiscent of Toto and Journey that features a massive synth middle section.

Watch and listen at

Fast-paced and full of energy, “Fire It Up” is the soundtrack for a great night out or in, and will be appreciated by fans of Judas Priest, Gowan, and Manowar.

“Fire It Up” is available via Boonsdale Records.

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Music Video - How We Roll -

Music Video - Fire It Up -

In additional news, Thunderor's March 2022 European tour with Traveler has been rescheduled to June with dates TBA along with Mexico dates with U.D.O. also in June.

Thunderor dates with U.D.O.:
June 17, 2022 - Circo Volador, Mexico City, MX
June 19, 2022 - Café Iguana, Monterrey, MX

Track Listing:
1. Fire It Up (5:12)
2. How We Roll (4:14)
3. All or Nothing (4:31)
4. Dangerous Times (5:24)
5. Thunderor (4:32)
6. On the Run (4:04)
7. Into the Storm (1:34)
8. We Can Make It (4:21)
9. Cold Tears (5:17)
Album Length: 39:09)

For more info:

THUNDEROR is an 80’s-infused heavy metal band formed in 2020. Featuring a lead-singing drummer and an all-star lineup, the Canadian power trio delivers hook-driven stadium-caliber songs with an untamed spirit.

Since 2019, drummer JJ Tartaglia had felt a calling, one which grew stronger each day. Being a member of several prominent metal bands over the last decade (most notably Skull Fist) and having essentially served as a disciple of heavy metal for many years, the time had come to take his quest even further. A new course was being charted for his musical mission. He would share a vision, a feeling… a message he could deliver only with his own voice.

Fueled by his passion for adventure, JJ began to work on drum arrangements and piano pieces that would become the skeletons of the Thunderor songs.

In 2020, with the addition of long-time bandmate Jonny Nesta on guitars, combined with JJ also composing on keys and vocals, songwriting began in full force and quickly yielded an album’s worth of material. Close friend and monster player Oscar Rangel (ex-Annihilator) was then called upon to do bass and the line-up was complete. Thunderous drums, lightning hot guitar licks, dreamy synths, and piercing vocals would form the musical storm that is THUNDEROR.

The band would spend the next year self-recording the album, priding themselves on recording the natural way, producing an energetic record with a strong human connection. Fall of 2021 would see the release of the 1st single HOW WE ROLL, immediately garnering a worldwide audience. The debut album FIRE IT UP is set for an early 2022 release backed by an European tour.

If you’ve ever felt a longing for escape, a thirst for adventure, wrapped in romance and danger, well what are you waiting for? Get after it and let THUNDEROR be your soundtrack!


KRYPTONOMICON Unleashes New Video "Blood For The Fire" from their upcoming album:

KRYPTONOMICON, the Italian purveyors of raw and aggressive metal, are set to release their long-awaited new album, "Daemonolatria,"...