Thursday 21 November 2013

Maniac Monday XLV - Thrash 'til Death II—Tyrants of Hell

Another Maniac Monday sees another thrash attack in the form of a second Thrash 'til Death show. Again, I was just trying to play some bands I hadn't before, so don't take this as some kind of thrash compendium—half of the last 45 shows have been just that, haha.
So again, thanks to those who listen in on a regular basis and thirst for the new discoveries each show may bring—you are who the show is for. As I mentioned in the show, I found I had a big pool of thrash and speed metal tracks for this one, so I kinda split the more heavy metal-vocaled ones for the next show (or maybe the one after to break it up a little), so hold tight for that one.
There are only three Maniac Mondays left of 2013—one of which will be the aforementioned speed metal show, another will be the 2013 show as I have so much killer shit to play from this year's releases—so tune in on December 2nd for the next onslaught, 9-11GMT, 4-7EST etc.

Monday 18 November 2013

Hatred Alone is Immortal

Back in 2009, my good friend and Real Gold founder Deano Jo asked me to do a design for a shirt. I came up with a logo pretty quick that he loved, but placing it wasn't so easy. We played around with some different images to accompany it, back messages, fonts, etc. every few years since then, but alas it never quite looked right and thus never made it to print.
Fast forward to 2013, and Real Gold launches their new website and, to coincide, two colours of the 'lost' shirt, their seventeenth since the brand's inception in 2006, is now available.
Limited to 50 pieces per colour, sizes run from S-XL, and are available here in black, or here in white.
By the way, I hand-drew the logo using only some pencils, a ruler, and a compass. No Illustrator trickery was used to make the logo, although it was processed through Photoshop in order for it to appear on the shirt.
In the words of William Hazlitt, "Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal."

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Maniac Monday XLIV - Fight Back IV—Streets of Metal

Another Maniac Monday sees me revive the ghost of the Fight Back series, this time honouring the metalpunk and crossover side of punk and metal. Well, there's also some speed metal, but you follow.
Hour one consists of post-2000 releases, with hour two being handled by the past masters. I had a blast playing this one, so hope you enjoy it also.
Next Maniac Monday will air on November 18th, 9-11PM GMT. I haven't really thought about it too much now, but it may be a thrash show. Or maybe a one band-only show? Hmmm. Time shall tell.