Tuesday 31 December 2013

Maniac Monday XLVIII - 2013

And so another year draws to a close, but not before I squeeze in my now-traditional end of year show/mix. It has been another great year for the rise of underground metal and also the return to form of some of the past masters. I take it a show is enough so I will stop with the superlatives now.
Thanks to Ed, Fergus and Alec at NTS for keeping the show going, to Fenriz and Brad for their continual pushing of some bands I would otherwise be in the dark about, all the bands that featured on this show for their releases and continued work unmuddying the genre's perceptions, all the labels who send me shit (hails to Einar at Duplicate/Demonhood, Flo Grill at Dying Victims, Indie Recordings, Steffen at High Roller Records, Paul at Peaceville, Darragh at Invictus Productions, Iron Bonehead, Metal Blade, Southern Lord, Nathan T Birk, Rise Above, etc.), Marek and the Live Evil guys, Louise and Iron Fist, and anyone I may have forgotten. This pilgrimage is going somewhere!
On a note to AFTIFOG blog readers, apologies for the lack of Snaps posts, I know I have been really slack getting them up this year. This is solely due to the frustratingly long upload process since Blogger 'updated' the image uploader in 2012, or thereabouts. I still watch as many movies as ever, and take a fair few snaps along the way, but posting them has just become menial and laborious. I will try when I can to get more up, hopefully I will get back to one a month, like past years, next year. I have been re-watching Twin Peaks again so that may come up first...
As for Manic Monday, as mentioned in the show, I am having my Maniac Mondays reversed for 2014, so the next show is actually on Monday, January 7th, and then every two weeks thereafter, got it? ALRIGHT.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Maniac Monday XLVII - AFITFOG & Friends

ALRIGHT. Thanks again not only to those who tuned in for this week's show, but to the show's selectors. As I said the previous show, this one would me made up of listener's choices, throwing the NO REQUESTS motto out the window momentarily.
So, here goes; Fenriz picked tracks 1-4, Sid 5-8, Nuno 9-11, Brad 12-15, Anna 15-19, Glenn 20-22, Odd Martin chose 23-27, and I finished off proceedings. I thought it was a pretty good show, so thanks again to all those I just mentioned.
Maniac Monday returns for the last time this year on December 30th, where I will be playing only releases from this fine year. Promises to be a good one, if I get a chance to listen to some stuff I got in over the last month or so—seriously, so much shit. There is also a black metal show brewing and an all-out death metal one on the horizon too, so 2014 will see Maniac Monday continue much in the same vain. SOON.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Maniac Monday XLVI - State of the Art Speed Metal II—Soldiers of Metal

 ALRIGHT. Another all-out speed metal show, which has been coming for some time. Had some new stuff to play and also some cool heavy metal things, but it seemed cool to save them for some of next year's shows...
Also, as mentioned in the show, albeit a bit brief, I am offering the chance for you, the listeners, to contribute some tracks for the next show, due to air on December . So send 3-5 track mixes/lists to afistinthefaceofgodATgmailDOTcom by Wednesday next week please and I will pick out the best ones to play on the show, if there are enough, of course. Yes, I know it stipulates NO REQUESTS in the show's bio on NTS, but this is an EXCEPTION to that rule and that rule only!
So anyway, get cracking, you have a week. Hell, Fenriz has already sent his—four tracks, ha—so there is about 105 minutes left to fill...