Tune in from 6PM GMT on Tuesday 12th December for a celebration starring two special guests – Niklas Stålvind, frontman of WOLF and producer and guitarist Andy Sneap from HELL! Of course we’ll be talking about Andy‘s latest work with JUDAS PRIEST on their forthcoming “Firepower” album, so don’t miss out on all the news and updates from these two guys!
A few new singles will feature on the show, from bands such as THE 69 EYES, IN FLAMES, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST and MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS. Plus a few favourites and now we’re well and truly into the season, a few metal Christmas tunes!
Check out all the info on this and past shows here.
Last month, Senior Manager Alison Booth presented a Halloween special on her weekly Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem radio show. One of the special guests featured was DIMMU BORGIR‘s Silenoz.
As well as discussing Halloween celebrations in Norway and what Silenoz gets up to, they also had a chat about what’s happening with the highly anticipated forthcoming DIMMU BORGIR album. The full chat can be heard on the audio player below and you can read what Silenoz said about the new album below. The full Halloween show can be heard on Mixcloud at this location.
“Everything is pretty much set to go and we’re still in the final stages of getting everything artwork-wise ready, photos, videos, stuff like that. So, things are taking a bit of a time – I guess after seven years, a little bit more waiting doesn’t hurt too much hopefully.
Yeah we feel we’re sitting on the best album we could possibly do at this time and personally I definitely think it’s our best album to date. Obviously that’s something that everybody says, but if I didn’t believe that we would do our best album, there wouldn’t really be any point doing a new one.
So yeah I’m really excited about it and I know that quite a few fans will be positively surprised. And yeah, we can’t wait to get this stuff off the ground and get going.”
When asked for an idea of when the album will be released, Silenoz revealed:
“Well I would say when we spoke last time I said something about around this time (laughs) or November 2017. But now, I think it’s gonna be the first half of 2018, the way it looks now. We’re lucky that Forces Of The Northern Night was something of a layover, I guess you can call it. We’re really happy about the response to that – there’s been great feedback all over, so we’re really happy about that too.”
Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem on 31st October is set to be a HALLOWEEN show starring two special spooky guests – DIMMU BORGIR’s SILENOZ in part one and also SNOWY SHAW in part two! Blackdiamond states: “We’ll be discussing all things Halloween and of course getting an update on what’s going on musically with each of them at the moment, don’t miss out on the news!”
Tune into http://www.totalrock.com from 6PM GMT when the whole show will be dedicated to Halloween related metal tracks from bands such as SLAYER, W.A.S.P., WOLF, TWISTED SISTER and many more!
Metal Shock Finland‘s Senior Manager Alison Booth also has a metal radio show on TotalRock and it’s now time for the last Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem of this year, coming up on Tuesday 20th December! The show, as always starting at 6PM GMT on http://www.totalrock.com, will be celebrating the holiday season with a few metal Christmas songs in between some favourite releases from the year, from bands such as AVANTASIA, LORDS OF BLACK, EVIL MASQUERADE, MYRATH, PITCH BLACK PROCESS and many more!
Also featured on the show will be some end of the year new singles from KREATOR, BATTLE BEAST and SEPULTURA along with a very special track only released on video until the new album next year, the epic new Yuletide offering from SNOWY SHAW – ‘Krampus’! Also a Christmas pressive giveaway from Swedish hard rockers DESTINY, be there!
Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem on 29th November 2016 will be the start of its 4th birthday celebrations on http://www.totalrock.com! The show will feature an interview with Emrah Demirel from Turkish metallers PITCH BLACK PROCESS, as well as playing tracks from their forthcoming album “Derin”, set for release on 3rd December via David Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group.
Also on the show, new singles from AVERSIONS CROWN, FIREWIND, NIGHTWISH and GREYBEARDS.
The META(L)SCOPE will be highlighting old school Japanese metal band SOLITUDE with tracks from their “Reach For The Sky” album.
Tune in from 6PM GMT! There will be more special celebrations on next week’s show!
This week’s Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem on Tuesday 12th April is a special show starring guitarist Tomi Koivusaari from Finnish metal legends AMORPHIS. You will hear the recently recorded interview with Tomi conducted by our Senior Manager Alison Booth (who also has the radio show on TotalRock) at their recent show in Nottingham, along with specially selected tracks. The show also features another chat with Uri Dijk from Dutch metallers TEXTURES, also recorded in Nottingham.
New tracks coming up from KORPIKLAANI, HEAVENWOOD, LACUNA COIL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and more! Tune into http://www.totalrock.com from 6PM GMT!
For more information about Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem, visit the official Facebook page here, the official website here and past shows are available on Mixcloud at this location.