Metal Shock Finland‘s Blackdiamond will be back on the airwaves after a long absence due to various technical problems, on Tuesday 7th January from 10am GMT on http://www.bloodstockradio.com. The first one of many in 2014!
Who knows what may happen during the 2 hour live show, but you can be guaranteed plenty of metal, old and new! Come and join the Comeback Party!
For more information check out Blackdiamond‘s website at this location.
Yesterday’s Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem show on http://www.bloodstockradio.com was a special Halloween Metal Party. All the songs were a fun celebration of Halloween, metal style! Check out the play list at this location. Blackdiamond also included three short interviews, with Paul Allender (CRADLE OF FILTH),Niklas Stålvind (WOLF) and Brian Thomas (HALLOWEEN).
The show will be repeated on Halloween, tomorrow; Thursday 31st October from 4pm GMT. Some excerpts from the interviews (which were mainly about Halloween) can be read below, along with a brief band update. Listen in full on the audio players:
Paul Allender on Halloween:
“I just like scaring people!”
After telling his story about scaring the trick or treaters last year, Paul said:
“I like to hide underneath cars that are parked, the slide out and chase people up the path!”
Discussing what is happening with CRADLE OF FILTH, Paul explained:
“We’re supporting BEHEMOTH in February in Europe. Everything’s in the air – there’s talk of a 2014 comeback type thing, but it’s just talk at the moment, nothing’s been confirmed. I’m writing music in the studio and teaching and stuff like that.“
Niklas Stålvind on Halloween:
“It took me 20 years to discover it was spelt with an ‘a,’ I thought it was an ‘e’ like in Helloween! I would dress as a toilet paper mummy, that’s my plan for the next masquerade.”
Niklas updated me with latest WOLF news:
“Exciting times! On Monday we enter the studio and start recording the new album. I have an extremely good feeling about this and we have one of our favourite producers Jens Bogren and we’re very happy about it. Hopefully it will be released in March or spring time.”
Brian Thomas on Halloween:
“I’ve always liked Halloween, as a child I used to like trick or treating and it continued into my adulthood. I love the imagery, I’ve always been a big fan of horror movies and plays on Broadway with a scary theme like Phantom Of The Opera.”
Brian explained about HALLOWEEN‘s upcoming show:
“We’re having a 30th anniversary show; we finally get to play in a theatre again. The stage show is a cemetery set up; a large crypt, a casket, tombstones and lots of smoke and lights. We’ve invited everyone who’s been in the band over the years.”
Blackdiamond has just posted on her official weblog that she is going to present a special Halloween Metal Party show on Bloodstockradio.com on October 29th at 10 AM (GMT). She also announced that metallers Paul Allender (CRADLE OF FILTH), Niklas Stålvind (WOLF) and Brian Thomas (HALLOWEEN) are to appear on this show too.
“Of course all the music will purely be based around Halloween” Blackdiamond said.
On Tuesday 14th May from 10am GMT, Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem on http://www.bloodstockradio.com will be presenting a tribute to the legendary Ronnie JamesDio: a Holy Diver special show.
The whole two hour show from 10am – 12pm will be dedicated to Ronnie: the Holy Diver album will be played in full, as well as interviews with drummer Simon Wright, who worked with Ronnie and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann from the legendary ACCEPT. They will be sharing their thoughts about Ronnie and his work.
It will bethree years on 16th May since Ronnie tragically lost his life after battling stomach cancer. We lost an amazing person and arguably the best metal voice ever.
Tune in for this special celebration of the life of Ronnie James Dio.
Metal Shock Finland‘s Senior Manager Blackdiamond will be presenting a Scandinavian “Ragna Rock” Special show on her Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem, this Tuesday 30th April, from 10am GMT on http://www.bloodstockradio.com.
The show will feature two hours of some of the finest Nordic metal bands around, though as Blackdiamond comments: “Two hours isn’t long enough as there is so much quality Scandinavian metal out there, but I’ll play as many bands as I can!”
Blackdiamond also has a new official Weblog, which will be used for all her activities with Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem, Bloodstock Radio and Metal Shock Finland. Check it out at this location.
Metal Shock Finland‘s Blackdiamond recently conducted an interview on her Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem show on Bloodstock Radio, with Rod Boston, bass player for English metallers BULL-RIFF STAMPEDE.
The four piece thrash metal band formed in 2011 and released their debut epic: “Scatter The Ground” to rave reviews last year. BULL-RIFF STAMPEDE are one of the hardest working UK bands, last year they played shows at Download and Bloodstock festivals.
Blackdiamond caught up with Rod live on her show following the band’s storming performance at Metal Hammer sponsored festival Hammerfest the previous weekend.
Some excerpts from the interview can be read below, listen to the full interview on the Soundcloud link:
When asked about upcoming plans for the band, Rod stated the following:
“We’ll be working on pre-demos for the next album before touring with Beholder in May. Beyond that we’ve got a fair few festival appearances: SOS, Metal Gods, Les-Fest and Wacken Open Air in August. We’re part of a metal battle for unsigned artists. It’s a fantastic opportunity – the centre of the heavy metal universe. It’s not for the faint hearted!”
Rod gave this information about the new album:
“We’re working on the new album which will be called Enraging The Beast. We’re looking at releasing it towards the end of the year, late autumn, we’re busy writing at the moment. It’s going to be Scatter The Ground times ten!”
Listen to the full interview below:
Check out BULL-RIFF STAMPEDE at Bloodstock 2012:
BULL-RIFF STAMPEDE are:
DAVE GARNETT – VOCALS/GUITARS JAY WALSH – GUITARS, ROD BOSTON – BASS, JAMES PERRY – DRUMS
DJ Blackdiamond of Bloodstock Radio recently conducted an interview with Kev Bower from legendary English metal band HELL, which was aired on Blackdiamond’sMetal Mayhem show today. The interview is in two parts and can be listened to on the Soundcloud links below.
When discussing the new album that the band are working on, Kev had the following to say:
“”Andy Sneap and myself have worked very hard. We’ve spent time in the studio and recorded everything as demos. We’re actually learning to play all this stuff as a band and get it really tight as a band, before we actually commit any of it to a proper recording.
One of the great things about Human Remains is that it sounds like a band playing, because it was and that’s one of the things we’re very keen not to lose on the second album.
We’re about 90% of the way there with the songs.
As the band’s principal songwriter, the pressure that I’ve felt on my shoulders over the past year or so, to deliver something that’s at least equal to that, has been enormous really. It’s taken a lot of courage and commitment to spend literally days in the studio, putting together complex keyboard and orchestral parts, then deleting the whole lot because I didn’t think it was good enough.
We’re really excited about it and think people will love the second album. It will definitely be a recognisable HELL album. It’ll be a little bit darker, both in terms of its subject matter and its lyrical content and some of the music.”
The organisers at the UK metal festival,BLOODSTOCK, have announced the following news:
Bloodstock Festival is proud to announce the launch of their very own monthly club night, ‘CLUB SERPENT’. The inaugural party will be held on Saturday 23rd March at the infamous Intrepid Fox rock hangout, and once a month thereafter, leading into the festival weekend at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8-11th August. Each month will see two bands playing at the club and a gaggle of your favourite metal DJs spinning the tunes.
Organised and run by Bloodstock’s VIP Serpents Lair entertainment co-ordinator, Jay ‘Griz’ Binstead (assisted by the infamous Beard), and MetalMouth.net’s editor, Fox James, the club night is also generously sponsored by Terrorizer Magazine.
Founder ‘Griz’ explains the thought process behind the new night as follows: “This isn’t a one-off event as part of an already established night where we merely help out with ticket giveaways, etc. This is OUR official monthly BOA club! The idea came from the Serpent’s Lair VIP Bar last year. Although DJ’s were playing throughout the day, once the main stage bands were all finished, we really ramped up the club vibe and rounded up some special guest DJ’s, including Ben from ORANGE GOBLIN,Alex Milas from Metal Hammer and Tina Saul from Bloodstock Radio in a three way, with The Vicious Breed’s DJ Bedlam and Monty Blitzfist from EVIL SCARECROW and the now, infamous, Saturday night party set from Daz & Emma B (Bloodstock Radio). Our aim for this new night is to keep the festival vibe going, and get you ready for the UK’s best, independent metal fest, every month of the year, whilst playing the tracks that you always want to hear in a club, but rarely do”.
Fox James adds: “Each month we’ll have two live bands kicking off proceedings, followed by the Serpents Lair’s resident DJ’s; The Vicious Breed, Terrorizer’s owner/publisher, Miranda Yardley, various Bloodstock Radio DJs and there’ll also be a few special guest DJs on the cards. We’re extremely proud to find a home at the Intrepid Fox, a regular haunt of rockers and metalheads alike, and announce that the two bands playing the launch night are the Bristol-based Death/Grinders, AMPUTATED, and the otherworldly prog of the Essex-based (but originally from another planet) GUARDIANS OF ANDROMEDA. If it gets played at Bloodstock…you’ll hear it here!”
CLUB SERPENT aims to offer THE best in metal club entertainment, with the best bands, best DJ’s and monthly give-aways from Terrorizer and Bloodstock, as well as exclusive drinks deals just for CLUB SERPENT customers.
Affordable metal club nights in London just got a whole lot better now Bloodstock is coming to town. See you on the 23rd March!