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60 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 22: RIP Lemmy Kilmister
The Rock n’ Roll world has lost a legend. Yes, this episode of The Full Circle had to pay tribute to a soldier that never wanted to give way to the battle he was enduring. Okay, that sounded pretty cliché, but what isn’t cliché is Lemmy passion for “Rock n’ Roll music” that led him to be a fierce warrior for the 40 years he was the lead man for Motörhead, and also his years with the space metal band Hawkwind previous to Motörhead. Lemmy Kilmister was a true legend that many hard rock and heavy metal figures we all know have looked up to and have shared his mean and gruesome fight for doing what you want to do and not what someone tells you to do. Lots of those hard rock and heavy metal figures shared their condolences for Lemmy, one of which (I know he seems to be talked about a lot on this show) was Slipknot and Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor. Knowingly, with his new book “You’re Making Me Hate You” (which I am currently reading!!), he gave a pure taste for how Lemmy shaped himself as a person and not just a heavy metal fan in his memorium he posted online for The Guardian, “A lot of people are going to talk about what a tragedy it is that our friend Lemmy died, and lament how sad it is. But I am going to talk about this: the man lived. He lived his life on his terms right up until the day he died. He played the music he loved. He never compromised, on style or volume. If there was ever a man who took no s***, prisoners or safe routes, it was Lemmy Kilmister. He was everything you wanted him to be: raw, loud, rude, funny and ready to play for his fans – which he did even when he had trouble getting on stage.” Lemmy had it all when it comes to rockstars, and he’ll still be playing those bass chords on his infamous bass guitar in the afterlife, so rest in peace Lemmy... I know you will. I also briefly talked about Mötley Crüe’s last gig, Axl Rose’s attempts to bring the classic GNR lineup back together, and Zakk Wylde’s thoughts on Black Label Society’s vulnerability on tour after the attack at the Bataclan Theater in Paris. Then I talked to some people in my new segment “Talkin To People”! I hope you had a nice, happy, and safe new year celebration! I’ll see you next Saturday, January 16 for Episode 23!
59 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 21: Talkin’ To People
I hope your Christmas and Holidays were awesome last week! On this post-Christmas 21st episode of The Full Circle, the band Emmure has experienced a pretty interesting scenario in which all of it’s members, except lead singer Frankie Palmeri, has quit the band and decided to collectively seek another musical opportunity. No negativity in sight from this predicament, just all members except Frankie Palmeri have decided to musically go somewhere else. Bassist Mike Davis told the Alternative Press, “The most important thing I have to say about all this is that there is no time or room for negativity in life.”He also told Lambgoat.com, “As some of you may or may not have heard, Jesse, Mikael, Adam, and myself are no longer in Emmure. We have decided collectively to pursue other endeavors. We would like to thank the Emmure fans for all the support and love over the years, and to everyone who has help the band on its way, you are all greatly appreciated. Be on the lookout for a new project from the four of us in 2016.” Frankie Palmeri himself even had some words to say posting on his Facebook page, “Well I think I have left you all waiting in suspense long enough. I want to first start out by saying the amount of positive support I have gotten since this news broke has been incredible , and I am so thankful to have so many true fans stand behind me during this time. As far as the future goes I am happy to tell you all that this is not the end of EMMURE. There is in fact a new line up right now and we are currently working on a new studio album. Details about all of that will come to light as the weeks and month progress, but do know that there is something to look forward to. You can expect us to be making up for lost time next year as we start our first tour dates in Europe and will eventually make our way back to the USA near the end of 2016. Also know that we will embark on many other international stops so if you are reading this anywhere in the world you can expect to see us at some point next year. Thank you all so much for your love and support. Stay tuned. Frankie.” So yeah, no worries for Emmure fans! Metallica released a special video for the holidays that teased about 10-15 seconds of new material they are recording for... yes(!)... a new Metallica record! It sounds similar to their 2014 single Lo
104 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 20: #TFC20 With Matt Gibson WAHOO!!!
Yes folks... Episode 20 is here!! I had a wonderful conversation with Matt Gibson, who hosts his own podcast called Kingdom of Rock which taps into helping aspiring musicians in this current era of the music industry, about various things from booking key interviews to songwriting, etcetera. Some things that Matt mentioned were Imposter Syndrome, the idea of thinking “Who am I to do what I am doing?” and actually tell yourself that you are what you want to be and what you are actually doing, also Matt said “Ask big; would you rather fail at a big goal or a small goal? You have to set goals higher than what you know what you can achieve so that you keep reaching to get to where you want to be, and you’ll get there.” He also said that you should think about what you are going to provide to the interviewee that you want to get on your show. Later on, Unparalleled Height vocalist David Kelly stopped by, with guitarist Tyler Larkin, and we talked about songwriting as I revealed that I am in the process of writing songs and beginning to record demos for myself. We also discussed about the best recipes for getting high quality songs out to your fans and how to connect with them on a level that’s going to have them coming back for more of your material. Connection is the key. Pouring your soul into what you write will have your listeners connecting with what you are truly feeling. You cannot force yourself to write music. Writing naturally allows your feelings to come to life and show how real you are in the world, and not portray someone that you are not. It was awesome to hear from Matt, David, and Tyler. Episode 21 will be coming at you right after New Years, next Saturday, January 2nd. Merry Christmas, and I’ll seya then. Listen to this on SoundCloud as well and follow us! More options
71 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle: Ep 19 – James Hetfield Is Being Apathetic
Wow is James Hetfield different lately. This week’s episode of The Full Circle, I talked about James Hetfield and some of the stories that have been released recently about some of the “failures” Metallica have experienced with their movie “Through The Never” and the Orion Music + More events they have done. I was getting the impression that James was into the money that they have lost more than the experiences that the fans get. Don’t get me wrong, money is something needed to be successful in this music industry that aims to make a buck plus more, but the amount of times that James was referencing the fact that “Through The Never” was a huge loss of money and Orion was a loss of money; at some point the fans have to be recognized. The fans that watched “Through The Never” (including I) and watch the Orion Music + More performances over the two years it existed, I’m sure, loved these opportunities to see their favorite band in person (or on a movie screen in the case of the “Through The Never” viewers). Yes, money is factor to be concerned about, but the fans you’re producing these events to are also the ones that you should acknowledge as well. I don’t know, that was something I was recognizing from James. Also on this episode I talked about my hometown band Killswitch Engage and that absolutely kickass new song Strength of the Mind coming out on their new album coming in 2016! If this song is a mirror of what this upcoming album is going to sound like, then Killswitch Engage is stocking up for a blockbuster album for sure. This track is absolutely brutal, yet melodic at the right times. Very solid stuff from Killswitch Engage! Megadeth released an all new surprisingly animated music video for their newest single “The Threat Is Real”, which is an interesting approach for Megadeth as I could never picture Megadeth being a very animated band, but nonetheless is a great video. Trivium finding a new drummer through Dream Theater’s drummer Mike Mangini, Neil Peart officially denouncing his retirement from Rush, and more were talked about in this episode of The Full Circle. Seya next Saturday at Episode 20! Listen to this on SoundCloud too:
51 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 18: Lawrence Matthew Cardine
Who would have thought who Lawrence Matthew Cardine was? Anyways, on this 18th episode (!) of The Full Circle, I addressed the very unexpected passing of former Stone Temple Pilots, and more current Velvet Revolver lead singer, Scott Weiland. According to a statement released by the Bloomington Police Department, "On Dec. 3 at 8:22PM, officers responded to a report of an unresponsive adult male in a recreational motor vehicle located in the 2200 block of Killebrew Drive. Officers arrived and determined the adult male was deceased." Several fellow musicians like Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge. Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, and a bunch of other have shared their condolences for Scott and as well as I do from The Full Circle. But on a lighter note, Anthrax has officially announced the details for the track listing and pre-ordering information about their latest release For All Kings, releasing February 24, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. It’s looking like 11 tracks for the guys that will most likely sound badass I think; I don’t know what you think? Lead singer Joey Belladonna commented to Loudwire about the new upcoming release saying "I think you’ll find on this record there’s a lot of cool stuff — it’s really different. Again, we always have something different. There’s a lot of aggressive stuff; I think the album’s heavier. There’s a lot more going on, there’s a lot more excitement in different ways than the last one; we’ve stuck to our guns and we haven’t changed anything." You can pre-order For All Kings at Anthrax’s website right now and gear up for February 24, 2016. This is awesome! Even more new album news! Dream Theater have released the official artwork and track listing for their upcoming behemoth concept album. The Astonishing does not have a release date penned down, but you can listen to “The Gift of Music” off of The Astonishing right now streaming on their YouTube page. This album... get this... has 34 tracks in total. Those 34 tracks are going to be split into two “Acts” (which probably translates to discs). You can check out the album’s
73 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 17: Sailin’ On
Notice a little more production to this episode; something I’m giving a try! Anyways, thoughts prayers go out to fellow AMPN colleague Bryant Meeks as he tragically passed away over the past weekend. So sad to see such a terrible thing happen just as you attain the highest point in your career. He will be remembered for his dedication and passion for podcasting and the work that he has put into his show Agree to Disagree. Also, a great big The Full Circle welcome to Daniel Abentroth and his show Thoughts of a Misanthrope as it is the latest show, on top of Agree to Disagree, to join the AM Podcast Network! Best of luck to Daniel and his AMPN future! Getting back on track, on this episode I talked about a new interview that surfaced on YouTube from Vice with the Eagles of Death Metal as they agree to share the details of their experience onstage at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris as the terrorist attacks were occurring. Also, Megadeth released their latest single The Threat Is Real in anticipation of the release of their latest album Dystopia dropping on January 22, 2016, as a part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday sales, Creed’s Scott Stapp reviewed the new movie “Creed” and found out that it’s actually not about his band Creed, Loudwire gives you some tips on Hard Rock and Heavy Metal gifts to purchase for whomever this upcoming holiday, and more! I presented a trivia question which was: Q: What year was The White Stripes song “Seven Nation Army” made popular in? 1976 1983 1991 2003 The correct answer actually is actually D; 2003. I just had to give you that trivia question because, until recently, I actually thought that song was a classic rock song from the 1970s... yeah. So, in case you were thinking just like I was, you can have your mind blown just like mine was when I found that out. On top of Megadeth’s release for Black Friday, Stone Sour released the next EP in their covers EP series entitled “Straight Outta Burbank”. I decided to compare their covers to the original songs that they covered. Pretty neat stuff, with their Slayer cover of Seasons In The Abyss being the most reminiscent of the original song. The
64 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 16: Do What Everyone Thinks You Can’t
This episode brings you a personal nugget that I think you, the fan of The Full Circle, should know. I encourage you to check out the exclusive cut from the show to hear me talk about this personal nugget, but if not I’ll give you the jist of it. In the past couple of weeks, I have kind of lacked in my efforts as the sole proprietor of this podcast. To beginning with my reasoning, at the young age of five years old, I was officially diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (or as they call it now “high-functioning Autism”). Before my diagnosis in the first grade, I thought I lived a normal life and had normal thoughts, that all changed when I was first made aware of my diagnosis in sixth grade; a time where I was struggling socially and academically. In the past couple of weeks, I have been facing a challenge that has tested my Autism to its full lengths. I will make it clear though that in the interest of the situation, I will not fully disclose the full details because I feel that it would be a great deal of disrespect to what is occurring; however, you’re very welcome to putting the pieces together and figuring it out for yourself if you’d like. The furthest I will go with the situation is that as someone that lives while being on the Autism Spectrum, and deals with the common symptoms like missings some social cues and lacking in some other social elements, at the end of the day I strive to do things that everyone else wouldn’t think I could do. Sometimes it’s hard to deal with the stress and pressure of something that you’re passionate about not working the way you wish it would work out. But in summary, I do know that I strive to give you the best that I can give you for The Full Circle, and I’m very thankful for every single one of you listeners that listen week in and week out. You and I will rise together. Anyways, doom and gloom aside, I talked about The Ghost Inside and their involvement in a tragic bus crash. All of the band members are in stable condition and look to be doing okay so no worries! Also, Imagine Metallica without Lars Ulrich. Well, a rumor was confirmed by Kirk Hammet himself that in the mid 1980s the band was considering removing Lars from the band. For what reason? That I am not sure of. A really annoying pastor dropping bombs on the Eagles of Death Metal, and more were talked about on this episode of Th
52 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 15: #PrayForParis
I was supposed to give you a follow-up with Jason Long and his petition’s progress, but I had a technical glitch prevent that from happening. Next week for sure you will hear from Jason, don’t you worry! But it actually works out because terrible things have occurred yesterday in Paris on all spectrums, for rock and humanity combined. A number of terrorist attacks occurred in Paris last night (Nov. 13). One at a soccer stadium, one at a Cambodian restaurant, and one at the Bataclan theater in Paris where hostages were being held at a Eagles of Death Metal concert. According to CNN, 129 are confirmed dead including an American woman throughout the entire tragedy. Eagles of Death Metal and their crew ended up getting out safe, as well as some crew/band members of Deftones that were attendance. Wishes and prayers go out to all involved in this mess. The tragedy is not just the fact that something like this happened, but that it happened in an environment where people often escape the stresses and negativity of reality. Thoughts and prayers… On a lighter note, Breaking News: President Obama has officially confirmed that he is not Jonathan Davis of Korn! While he was honoring former Army captain Florent Groberg with the Congressional Medal of Honor on Wednesday for his actions after being badly injured from an event where he was tackled by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in August 2012, President Obama we on to state in his speech that “Flo” thought that the person talking to him at his bedside was “the lead singer from the heavy metal band Korn” (Jonathan Davis). So yeah, it’s official. Remember, President Obama is President Obama; not Jonathan Davis. Anthrax is releasing limited-edition ugly Hanukkah sweaters, Corey Taylor is demoing new material that may or may not be Slipknot material, Killswitch Engage are playing Alive or Just Breathing (an album recorded around a mile and a half from where I live!) at Soundwave 2016 in Australia, and much more were discussed on this 15th episode of The Full Circle! Next week you will hear, for sure, Jason Long and his petition follow-up. See you next Saturday, November 21! Have a nice week, and stay safe out there! Rock On!!! Episode #15 of The Full Circle is ava
83 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 14: This Unparalleled Height Is Insane
Another interview this week on The Full Circle, David Kelly of Unparalleled Height stopped by to talk about the latest developments with his band and also talked about some other musical components like songwriting, and more! I must say he is a very intelligent man. He truly knows what a band needs to succeed in this modern world, and that is what modern bands need. They need to have brains that can be able to speak on many volumes; songwriting, business, etcetera. As David mentioned in the interview, many brand new bands may think that the business side of music is overrated, where in these days that is the top thing out there that often decides the fate of some bands out there. Business is key, and the sooner that bands beginning to gain an understanding for the business side of music, the further these bands can move and rise up the food chain. I had a wonderful discussion with David Kelly, and will be sure to bring him back with the rest of his band at a later time! Coming in the next couple of months for The Full Circle, I’m looking to bring on one more band to the show to gain more of a knowledge-base for some of these newer bands that I have never heard of before. I will be having Jason Long on the next episode, coming next Saturday November 14, to follow-up on his petition and his plan of execution after that shin-dig. She Pulled The Trigger will be coming back to The Full Circle, this time with the full band! They’ll be coming back on Saturday, December 5, at 8PM EST on Blab.im! They will be discussing more stuff from their camp about their Kickstarter campaign, wrapping up with their new EP, and a launch party/concert that will be coming up in the future! So that will be a must-see for She Pulled The Trigger fans and you The Full Circle listeners alike! So check out that stuff coming up and listen to the show! Episode #14 of The Full Circle is available via SoundCloud here! And locally here!
56 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 13: BOO. Happy Halloween
Ahh... back to the news! Happy Halloween folks! Episode #13 on the 31st day of October, freaky. Big developments in the Metallica camp as Kirk Hammet makes it official via About.com that Metallica is indeed recording new material as we speak. That sure as hell is something to be excited about! I mean, before that James Hetfield was quoted on a EMGtv video saying “I mean, we’re recording right now...”. At that point, people were losing it because finally Metallica were recording new material. I just didn’t agree with people getting so excited so early because James could have done that interview two or three months ago (though that helps the case rather than hurting it), but my theory is that the term “recording” can sometimes be used in such a broad sense that sometimes artists my say “we’re recording” and could mean anything at that point. Thought I absolutely do not mean to call James a liar, that is just my theory on the word “recording” means when it comes out of artists’ mouths. But now that Kirk made it official, you can now get excited knowing that Metallica is indeed back in the studio seven years after Death Magnetic. Record Store Day is having some killer Black Friday sales! Judas Priest’s 25th Anniversary release for Painkiller, Stone Sour’s latest in their EP series Straight Outta Burbank, another new Megadeth single The Threat is Real, and much more are up for release this Black Friday! You can check out some of the many sales on Metal Injection, or the full list on RSD’s official site. Doc Coyle, who I interview just a couple episodes ago, mentioned in that interview his new project Vagus Nerve and his intentions on getting it started. Well it is officially announced in the Metal community, so go check out Vagus Nerve right now on YouTube, where their newest recorded song is currently streaming! Slipknot and Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor is just living the high-life! He recently was a spectator at a WWE NXT event taking place at the site of the Aftershock festival where he actually had an altercation with NXT star Baron
52 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 12: Hey, She Pulled The Trigger
Final Interview... I promise!!! This week for The Full Circle, I interviewed a fairly new band out of Lancaster, PA by the name of She Pulled The Trigger! These guys are ripping it so early in their career, and they will see more succeed for sure as they walk further and further into their career. Their first two singles “Stand Up and Fight” and “Dying to Shine” both attest to the successful craftsmanship of their taste and style. It’s like Hard Rock with a slice of Metalcore (at least to me). But regardless, this band is truly showing their best and are leading themselves on a destined path for success within the hard rock and heavy metal community. I talked to the band’s lead singer and guitarist Chris Zell and lead guitarist Patrick Kearney about a bunch of things from the band’s awesome sound, to their future plans which includes recording their first full-length album which they hope will release in early 2016! I also opened the floor to some questions from their fans as well! The recording I gave you came to the Blab.im interview I conducted this past Sunday, October 18, so if you would like to see the video portion of this interview, you should check it out here! I had a ton of fun with Chris and Patrick, and the guys will definitely be on again! I’ll have to get the guys on when their full length album releases! In a couple of weeks I’ll be bringing on Unparalleled Height for an Interview on Blab.im on Sunday, November 1 at 7PM EST! She Pulled The Trigger is on iTunes, YouTube, and Spotify; and they are on social media at Facebook and Twitter! Next week is Halloween (oooohhhhh). I’ll be going back to news don’t you worry! I’ve taken almost too much time off from what this show does best; providing the latest hard rock and heavy metal news to you The Full Circle listeners! My interview with She Pulled The Trigger on Episode #12 of The Full Circle can be found via SoundCloud right here! Or locally right here!
60 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 11: Sweet Interview With Vh1 Columnist Doc Coyle!
I surprised you when I brought on VH1 Columnist Doc Coyle on the show… didn’t I? Well, I know the stuff I said in Episode #9 about Doc and his article was just a tad bit naïve and unthoughtful, though I did learn a bit more about Doc’s premise with his article “It’s Time To End The Civil War Currently Tearing Heavy Music Apart”. You see, initially I though that Doc was attempting to say that older bands like Slayer and Iron Maiden should be dominating the younger bands like Bring Me The Horizon and Five Finger Death Punch, but I found out otherwise. But what I still think needs to be understood is that hard rock and heavy metal music is generational, at least in my eyes. No matter what generation it is, my parents’ generation, my generation, the next generation, etcetera, there will always be a new group of bands attempting to rise up the food chain and become one of the top bands out there. Look at Black Sabbath for example, they’re currently on their “The End” tour (their farewell tour). If it weren’t for Black Sabbath, bands like Metallica would not have existed. If it weren’t for Metallica, then bands like Trivium would not exist. Do you see something in that comparison? Black Sabbath, along with other bands from within the New Wave of British Heavy Metal are a generation of Heavy Metal music. Bands like The Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax), Testament, Death Angel, Exodus and more all make up the 80’s Thrash Scene; another generation of heavy metal music. Then for the New Wave of American Heavy Metal including bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God, All That Remains, Damageplan, Pantera, Trivium, and more. Hard rock and heavy metal music will always be generational. Eventually in another 20-30 years or so, you’ll see a newer wave of hard rock and/or heavy metal that will sweep around the world and lead the pack. I hope that Doc does understand that concept. However, I did not only talk to Doc about that article, I also talked to him about his interesting career with the New Jersey metal band God Forbid, and his columnist gig with VH1 and blogging gig with CreateLive.com. You can check Doc out on VH1.com and CreativeLive.com, as well as on Facebook here and Twitter
61 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 10: The Vince Wylde Interview
Already 10 Episodes… Unbelievable! For this 10th episode of The Full Circle, I brought on a colleague of mine Vince Wylde, who also has a show here on the AM Podcast Network called “The Vince Wylde Show”. Vince is a very interesting and talented guy needless to say. Being on the radio for 19 years and being both a student and teacher at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (a close-to-home school for myself), Vince has really adapted a professional sound while not necessarily seeing the big picture opportunity that he hoped for. One issue we did touch upon was address on a March 11 episode of The Howard Stern Show. Howard Stern, a radio mogul that most people should know whether you listen to his infinitely popular show or have seen him on America’s Got Talent, completely tore comedian Ari Shaffir to shreds when he criticized Howard Stern for supposedly saying that “podcasts suck” while being interviewed on Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Howard Stern absolutely blew up Ari Shaffir for his comments on Joe Rogan’s show and stated that he didn’t think podcasts “sucked”, but that you need to get into terrestrial radio in order to see real success. The question that poses is; in 2015, is terrestrial radio still where you need to be to make a successful living, or are podcasts becoming the new generation in means of successfully making a living by providing valuable audio to consumers? I withhold a moderate stance. I see podcast as a way to develop basic broadcasting skills in order to lead into bigger and better things like being on terrestrial radio. That is, if you actually follow suit in that matter. I do not agree with podcasts being a means of making a living, but that is surely open to what people want to do. If you want to become a broadcaster, start with a podcast and then eventually get into live terrestrial radio; however, if you’re not looking to do anything long-term, then podcasting can be a nice way to fill that void in your life plans. I guess it just all depends on what you want to do: Broadcasting, podcast then live radio (eventually); no long-term plans, podcasting is great. Other than that, Vince mentioned his crocodile farm and ceramic bell collect. Episode #10 of The Full Circle can be found via SoundCloud right here! Or locally here!
65 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 9: Sniffle Sniffle
Goddamn allergies… please fight them off as much as you can. I personally hate being sick in general, but allergies are what cause those feeling of depression, so if you are like me and love to be happy, fight off allergies as much as you can so you can stay happy. Anyways, this week on the 9th episode of The Full Circle, I talked about an article I tweeted about coming from VH1 Music’s website that was essentially saying that it was “disrespectful” and “corrupt” that bands Five Finger Death Punch and Bring Me The Horizon, both of which have been around for around ten years or so, had more sales in the first week of their newest albums than the newest albums from Iron Maiden and Slayer, both having been in existence for around 35-40 years. What Doc Coyle, the author of this article, was thinking I don’t even know, but essentially saying that the rising of young bands up the hard rock or heavy metal food-chain is “disrespectful” is when you have truly lost your mind. Times have changed, it’s 2015, these bands are becoming the new generation of bands that we worship every day. So you thinking that Slayer, Iron Maiden, and other older bands like that have to still be “ruling the world” 30 years later is asinine. I’m not meaning to say that these bands now suck, but their needs to be some acceptance that these bands will eventually be out of their prime years and they’ll be shipping off into retirement just like Black Sabbath is currently doing; all respect to those guys. Also, Slipknot and Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor is once again being talked about on The Full Circle, as the busy-bee is now allowing for his role in the horror film Fear Clinic pay off as he has been casted to do a voiceover role on the latest episode of the hot BBC show Doctor Who. Yeah Doctor Who fans, embask in Corey’s masterful screams (AHHHH!!!!!!)! Megadeth has finally released their newest material in nearly two and a half years with their latest single “Fatal Illusion”. The first part of the song was a little sloppy up to David Ellefson’s bass lick, then from there on it was Megadeth at its finest! BREAKING: The band just released new information on #Megadeth15, their newest album Dystopia releasing January 22, 2016 (hah, I was correct with my prediction)! That will definitely be talked more on next week’s episode for sure! A U.S.
65 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 8: My Left Ear Is Plugged Up Too Much
Ahhh, now back to some hard rock and heavy metal stories! Last week on Episode #7, I interviewed Jason Long, who’s got a petition on Change.org asking the National Football League to ask Metallica the be the halftime act at Super Bowl 50 in February. You should definitely check out last week’s episode on SoundCloud and hear the interview! Also, you should support Jason here if you agree that the Super Bowl needs a chance at redemption for the silliness they’ve have generated in the past decade or so. Anyways, Episode #8 saw me talk about the recent health issues with Machine Head lead singer and guitarist Robb Flynn. He had gallbladder surgery earlier this year on May 12 (ha, my birthday!!), and now ever since then he has been having some serious health issues. But over the past weekend, he had some issues with blockage in his left ear. On a flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the pressure build-up from the landing of the plane was so painful for Robb that he ended up seizuring and passing out from the endless amount of pain. Robb was rushed to a medical facility within the Kuala Lumpur airport and was treated for a ruptured ear. The bulk of the experience was caught on his recent entry of The General Journals and you can actually check it out on Machine Head’s Facebook page here. Needless to say, it was even painful for me to see Robb in such a state. It was very sad to see that as well. I personally wish Robb the best, and I really hope he gets better. Killswitch Engage lead singer Jesse Leach supported The Black Dot Campaign by penning a song for Killswitch Engage’s upcoming new album specifically among the theme of domestic violence. Jesse even has experienced first-hand domestic violence and its terrible effects by having to break up a domestic altercation between a neighboring couple. Jesse posted a picture on his Instagram stating, “This issue means a great deal to me as I know survivors and victims.” Get this, an Italian luther by the name of Nicola Pavan decided to make a guitar out of LEGOs! Is the world ending!?!? Who knows, but it is definitely amazing to think of LEGOs being that sturdy-enough to handle the entire
67 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 7: The Super Bowl Needs Metallica!!
I have rolled the dice and landed on the snake eyes. This is the best thing that could have happened to the show this early in the game (seven episodes in)! I got the chance to talk to Jason Long, who has a petition on Change.org that is asking the National Football League to ask Metallica to be the preformer for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show in February, which is located here. Jason is a wonderful guy with a wonderful idea. Most of us (probably all of us) agree that the Super Bowl halftime show has been a huge laughing-stock for the past decade, but Jason Long is tired of it, just like myself and hopefully all of yours’ as well! Jason made a really great point in this interview. He said that Metallica are the most popular heavy metal band out there, and after all of the stuff they’ve done, this is something they STILL haven’t done yet! Well, that needs to change, and Jason Long is becoming to be the Hero of the Day. Jason has a great pitch point for his petition; think of this, Super Bowl 50 is being played at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California; in the San Francisco Bay area. Where did Metallica form in 1981? IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA!! So this is a “perfect storm” of an opportunity for the NFL to capitalize on. If they can’t, well… they’re screwed. After “Deflategate” and “Spygate” and the various other things they’ve been in the news for, this is their moment to revive themselves. If they don’t do this, this is the endgame for them in my book. I’m sorry if you were looking forward to news, but this was something that I had a chance to do, so I took it; and I took it with you The Full Circle listeners in mind. I assure you though, we’ll get back to normal next Saturday, but this needed to be said and heard. Go and support Jason if you think the Super Bowl needs a BIG change. Jason wants to make a statement to the NFL, and if you support him, this could become a reality. History might be been in the making folks. Want history? Support Jason Long. Right now. Check out Episode #7 right now on SoundCloud! Or locally here!
59 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 6: Yuh Muh Nuh Yah
This week was a stressful one. Wasn’t sounding too hot in this episode, but I did it for you fellow listener! The previous episode was stunning; 500+ plays on SoundCloud!! Nothing can attest to how awesome it feels to give you something to listen to that wakes you up on this wonderful Saturday morning! I must say, please check out The Full Circle on GoFundMe and on Patreon as well here and here if you really enjoy the show and want to pitch in and see this show grow! Slayer’s recent album Repentless was a recent Slayer album, that’s about it. I’m not sure if it’s just because I haven’t listened to a thrash metal album in a while, but Repentless sounded like typical Slayer going faster, faster, and faster. Check out my review on it here. Also drumroll please… Yes! Breaking Benjamin: The Series! Starting next Friday, September 18, I will be initiating Breaking Benjamin: The Series, in which I will be reviewing all five of Breaking Benjamin’s studio albums from the debut record Saturate, to their latest disc Dark Before Dawn, in chronological order! So next Friday, you can see my review of Saturate as a part of Breaking Benjamin: The Series on https://thefullcircleblogs.wordpress.com/! Now, the stories I talked about. Well speaking of Slayer, their latest effort Repentless comes 14 years after God Hates Us All released. It was also 14 years after the United States got crapped on by stupid terrorists. Thought I will say thank you to all of the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for the better of our lives. Simon Young, a writer for Metal Hammer magazine wrote a feature on their website claiming that Metallica’s music video for “One” gave him nightmares and “ruined his life” forever. All he talked about was the clips from “Johnny Got His Gun” that gave him nightmares, not Metallica actually playing; and you’re really gonna blame Metallica for it? Some reporter for FOX affiliate KABB-TV had his own segment on their early morning show, and this guy decided to have GWAR’s newest frontman Blothar on his segment. Well, Blothar apparently has a new codpiece that he calls his “bag of d***s”, and the KABB-TV
61 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 5: FFDP Got Your Six RELEASES!
Finally the day has come for Five Finger Death Punch! Their monumental sixth studio album Got Your Six has dropped and I’m lovin’ it (like McDonald’s)! This album is so incredible. From the intensity of “Wash It All Away” and “Ain’t My Last Dance”, to the ballady “Question Everything” and “Digging My Own Grave”, and everything in between. This album is definitely one to check out! Get it now on iTunes, Amazon.com, or on their website if you’re into bundles. Other news, Disturbed did make a big mark in their history this past week by having Immortalized be their fifth straight albums to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. Only Metallica has been able to do such a thing. What a remarkable moment for David Draiman and crew! Cheers! Also, “Chadvril” is DONE. Nickelback lead guitarist and singer Chad Kroeger and pop singer Avril Lavigne have officially separated. Quick Timeline: They got engaged in August 2012, got married in July 2013, and just this past Wednesday they separated. Seems that the two are still somewhat close, but best wishes to them and let’s hope Chad and the Nickelback crew can redeem themselves with their next album. Shock rockers Slipknot are hosting a scream park at Scream Park California from October 2 to November 3, and at the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival where they are also playing at. Three Slipknot scream parks: soil your pants. If you’re into that and you live near Scream Park California or you’re going to the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, that will be just for you. Speaking of Slipknot, if you’re in a band and you’re ashamed of the success you have made, Slipknot/Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor may not like that too much about you. Corey Taylor is often very vocal about some things out there in the world, some of which are masterful! From his selfie stick outroar, to Kanye West claiming he’s the “greatest living rockstar on the planet”. This must be just a good ‘ole enjoyable “Corey being Corey” moment. Motörhead had to cancel some shows this past week due to legendary rock icon Lemmy Kilmister’s health. Some shows that were located in high-altitude areas, being Colorado and Utah, were cancelled due to Lemmy having breathing issues. Honestly, I would not be surprised if Lemmy dies within the next five years. I don’t mean to be doom-and-glo
36 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 4: The New Beginning
We officially join the AM Podcasting Network! Boy, I still can’t get over how incredibly awesome it is to be on not just a network, but a network that has HUGE benefits that can allow almost any little up-and-running podcast to rise from the ground! Thank you once again Adam! One thing though, with joining a new network comes some more changes for the show. This time around, I’ve got it down. I promise, NO MORE CHANGES UNLESS IT IS NEEDED! But getting down to the nitty gritty, Disturbed’s new record Immortalized is stunning. What a great piece of work from those guys! This album manages to allow the band to experiment and stick to their roots both at the same time. But check out the blog and see my review on the album (and more albums reviews to come)! Member of Thrash Metal’s Big 4 Anthrax is planning on a January 2016 release for their next album according to bassist Frank Bello’s recent interview on the Mars Attack podcast. Which is awesome because now with Slayer coming out with their new album Repentless on September 11, Megadeth having one out possibly in late 2015/early 2016, and Metallica having a new one whenever the hell they get it done, the entire Big 4 will have new albums release! That will bring Thrash Metal back to life (not that it ever died)! “Christian Heavy Metal band” Lamb of God played Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night. They played songs “512” and “Still Echoes” off of their new album VII: Sturm und Drang. But drummer Chris Adler posted a picture on his Facebook page of [insert whatever cable provider he has here] calling the band a “Christian Heavy Metal band”. Huh… Christian, eh? Obey thy lord! Also, Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine really wants Chris Adler as the drummer of Megadeth. But Chris said Lamb of God was his main thing, and he’s sticking to that. Speaking of Dave Mustaine, he was asked if he would join Metallica right now if he could. He said “he would not”. Dammit, I guess that wouldn’t happen. It’s probably better off if it didn’t happen anyways. Right now, Metallica’s good and Megadeth’s good. Motörhead being honored by the Los Angeles City Council this past Wednesday, August 26, the Foo Fighters “Rick-rolling” the Westboro Baptist Church (the church that loves the “F” word that doesn’t end with u-c-k), Gene Simmons getting his house raided, and my opi
63 minutes | 5 years ago
The Full Circle, Ep 3: Say ‘Ello to My Wonderful Friend!
My first show with a guest! My buddy Harry Jones, who has his own podcast The Stories Podcast hops on the show (literally & physically), and talks about his show and how we meet on a previous website Punk-o-Matic.net! I started a blog for the show though! I also released an album review on Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine’s newest album Venom. A big development occurred in the Ivan Moody sexual assault thing. His manager went about the whole picture in a very classy way. Wait… Dave Grohl has social anxiety? Well, not really but he did say he may have some anxiety about going to the Emmys for his four Emmy nominations for Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways that was on HBO. Also, sorry to you Creed fans, but a reunion for the band might not be happening anytime soon according to guitarist Mark Tremonti. Harry Jones stopped in and talked as I had said. Again, catch the show below and hear the conversation. Then I enlightened you on now failed Subway pitchman Jared Fogle and his “excitement”... (lel). Oh yeah, I had another buddy of mine stop by the show as well! My long-time Mexican pal El Niño! But in reality I mentioned what the US could be seeing from this supposedly could be “the worst El Niño on record” as all of the weather experts are trying to say. But anywho, Episode #3 should be listened to via SoundCloud right now: Or catch it here locally!
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