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March 17th, 2011, posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Grind Core, Heavy Metal

The first (and hopefully last ever) episode of Focus on Extreme Metal featuring Dario exclusively features an interview with SCALE THE SUMMIT guitar player Chris Letchford. Chris talks about the new album “The Collective”, the dark nature of the album and it’s creative development as well as the dream come true tour with Dream Theater.
The new episode of the Extreme Pair (without the vocals of the better half) also concentrates on instrumental music of the extreme variety. The bands featured on the show come from all aspects of extremeness, some brutally technical, some more proggy, while some are totally deranged and devoid of any scales with heart stopping time signatures. Some of the bands heard on the episode include Behold the… Arctopus, Spastic Ink, Sleep Terror, Blotted Science, Cloudkicker, Exivious, Abolishment of Hate and Gordian Knot. Some of the music presented should come with a health warming label. Dario also presents an unofficially licensed from the Bonebat Show “Pisses Me Off” segment.
Our new episode also features a brand new track from Lifelover’s new album Sjukdom
As always, we are looking for bloggers and other content providers to join our team, we also appreciate your iTunes reviews and ratings, and if you feel so inclined, leave us a message on our voice mail at 205 383 3666. Keep it hot and keep it brutal.

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70,000 Tons of Metal Photo Gallery

February 24th, 2011, posted in Black Metal, Death Metal, Grind Core, Heavy Metal, Tour
Besides the interview with Paul Allender of Cradle of Filth, episode 24 of Focus on Metal features an interview with Rob Cranny (Northern Storm Records) who has been to four Wacken Open Air festivals as well as the newest and coolest fest, The “70,000 tons of Metal”, a four day cruise that took 2,000 lucky metalheads and 40 metal bands on a journey nobody is likely to ever forget. We talk to Rob about the experience of sharing a large cruise ship with devoted metalheads and non-stop music coming from three stages on board of 70,000 tons of metal.
70,000 Tons of Metal Gallery.

Exodus

Exodus (second set on the pool)

Sonata Arctica

Sonata Arctica (2nd set on the main theatre)

Sabaton

Sabaton 2nd set on the pool

Sabaton

Sabaton put together a table hockey tournament

Korpiklanni

Korpaklanni (pool stage second set)

Blind Guardian

Blind guardian (first set)

random dudes

Random dudes on boat

Fear Factory

Fear Factory (set 1)

Ensiferum

Ensiferum (set 1 on pool)

Moonspell

Moonspell (set 1)

Dark Tranquility

Dark Tranquillity (set 1)

Blackguard

Blackguard (set 1)

hot tub orgy

Hot tub orgy

Episode 22 – Reek of Carcass

January 31st, 2011, posted in Death Metal, Grind Core

Bill Steer of Firebird and CarcassMandy and Dario had a great chat with a pioneer of the second wave of extreme metal, Bill Steer, known for his work with Carcass and Napalm Death. Bill talked to us about his latest Firebird album, tough times surrounding the last Carcass studio album, and an even more difficult process of reuniting with the band. Bill spends a bit of time discussing Heartwork and talks in depth about its impact on the band. 
For us it is always a pleasure to talk to such an inluential individual such as Bill. Mandy and Dario also dress the upcoming episode with Carcass music, and typical features of Focus on Metal, such as news, new releases, tour report and the return of metal birthdays.

Episode 22 of Focus on Metal is feature-packed with many surprises. Naturally expect off the wall humor you’ve come to expect from the Extreme Pair. Join us this coming Tuesday February 8 at Pure Rock Radio and the following day via iTunes.