Beastmaker join this week’s B.B.B. show

This week I catch up with Beastmaker frontman Trevor William Church out on the road haunting the Californian coast with Brant Bjork. Tune in as we chat about their signing to Rise above records, their current release and the writing process for Beastmaker’s upcoming new album. Plus I grab a chance to chat about their recent epic tour with Monolord and Sweat Lodge.

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The Lusus Naturae album was laid upon the slab earlier this year and will clearly be the strong foundation for a virile career for Beastmaker. The fresno threesome are adding all the right ingredients to tap into the ever growing and cult-like doom circuit. From occult themes to classic hammer horror throw backs, these guys have it all. The mastermind behind the whole operation is none other than front man Trevor, his vision back in 2006 would take the guys in many a musical direction before reaching today’s outlet. But those 10 years were well spent perfecting their craft and realising what they wanted to achieve as a band. It’s safe to say that this isn’t just your average doom band.. although their lyrical content may come from the deepest depths of hell, the riffs are forged from the 70’s NWOBHM style that have been cited in influencing megastars Metallica, Megadeth and developed the sound that we all know today as Thrash metal. The band takes the best of diverse influences from Angel Witch, Danzig, Pentagram, Witchfinder General and alike, paving the way for the Beastmaker sound.

a0319177883_10Lusus Naturae – 45:37

Side A
1. Clouds in the Sky 04:21
2. Eyes Are Watching 03:00
3. Arachne 03:08
4. Skin Crawler 03:33
5. Find the Stranger 04:32
6. You Must Sin 05:02
Side B
7. Burnt Offering 02:55
8. Mask of Satan 03:26
9. It 05:06
10. Astral Corpse 03:14
11. Lusus Naturae 03:30
12. The Strain 03:50
Release date: March 25, 2016
Label: Rise Above Limited

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Brian Tatler Of Diamond Head Joins this week’s show

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When bands are presented with the question of their greatest influences in rock/metal music Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Deep Purple are always cited as the obvious monsters of the field. But to Megadeth, Metallica and many others, one particular band from Stourbridge, England soon shaped a new music genre named The New Wave of British Heavy Metal and also sparked the fire of what would become thrash metal.DH 1979.jpg

With classic rock and punk having heavy holds on the British music scene in 1976 it would be a combination of the two forms that inspired guitarist Brian Tatler to create the band Diamond Head.

During the band’s early years their self financed demo gained them an underground following and would see Diamond Head tour supporting AC/DC and Iron Maiden. By 1979 the first single “Shoot Out The Lights” (B-side Helpless) was released via label Media Records. The following year Diamond Head debuted their first LP album “Lightning to the Nations, announcing themselves to many a metalhead and remains one of the most influential albums of the band’s catalogue.  The 1000 copy release sent shockwaves around the world and was a monumental influence on a particular bunch of kids from the San Francisco Bay Area.

With tracks “Am I Evil”, “Helpless” and “The Prince” it has truly stood the test of time and perpetuated Diamond Head’s legacy.

don-1983-Spread.jpgSome 40 years on since the birth of the New Wave Of British Heavy metal band, Diamond Head have been through some ups and downs, opening Donington Monsters of Rock (1983) and touring with the mighty Black Sabbath.
Guitarist Brian Tatler has remained the driving force in the band since it’s inception.
Diamond Head are back with a brand new eponymous album and a new frontman (Rasmus Bom Andersen) and will been on tour in Europe in 2016, so make sure you get a chance to see them Metal Maniacs!!
Check out the new album already released in Europe via Dissonance and will soon be available in the US on June 1st.
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Track Listings:
1. Bones
2. Shout At The Devil
3. Set My Soul On Fire
4. See You Rise
5. All The Reasons You Live
6. Wizards Sleeve
7. Our Time Is Now
8. Speed
9. Blood On My Hands
10. Diamonds
11. Silence

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“Am I Evil” Big ‘4’ 2010, Dave Mustaine playing with Brian Tatler.

European Tour Dates 
Date City Venue Country
12/05/16 Ibiza HRH Ibiza roadtrip Spain
Time: 8:00pm.
27/05/16 Madrid GetMAD Festival Spain
Time: 8:30pm.
05/06/16 Alvesta Muskel Rock Festival Sweden
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Tyrolen.
06/06/16 Copenhagen PH Cafeen Denmark
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Halmtorvet 9A, DK-1700 København. BUY TICKETS
08/06/16 Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival Sweden
Time: 8:00pm. Venue website
18/06/16 Daun Der Detze Rockt Festival Germany
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Geranienstraße 16, 54550 Daun.
30/07/16 Barnet, Herts Barnet Rugby Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: £25.00. Address: Byng Road.
12/08/16 Derbyshire Bloodstock Festival United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Catton Park.
18/08/16 Bilston The Robin United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: £12.50. Address: 20-28 Mount Pleasant. BUY TICKETS
27/08/16 Jaén, Andalusia Skulls Of Metal Festival Spain
Time: 8:00pm. Address: Las Escuelas.
01/09/16 Southampton The Brook United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 466 Portswood Road, Portswood. BUY TICKETS
02/09/16 Nuneaton Queens Hall United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Queens Road. BUY TICKETS
17/09/16 Lamplmühlstraße 29, Püchersreuth Stormcrusher Festival Germany
Time: 8:30pm. Address: Wurzer O`Schnitt-Halle.
22/09/16 Dublin Fibber McGee’s Rock Bar Ireland
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: €17.00. BUY TICKETS
23/09/16 Belfast Voodoo Ireland
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 9-11 Fountain Street.
24/09/16 Limerick Dolan’s Warehose Ireland
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 3-4 Dock Road.
29/09/16 Norwich The Waterfront United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 139-141 King St.
04/10/16 York Fibbers United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. BUY TICKETS
05/10/16 Glasgow 02 ABC United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm.
06/10/16 Edinburgh La-Belle Angele United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 11 Hasties Close.
07/10/16 Aberdeen The Moorings Bar United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 2 Trinity Quay.
08/10/16 Sheffield O2 Academy 2 United Kingdom
Time: 8:30pm.
09/10/16 London O2 Academy United Kingdom

Criminal drop in on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch show

This week I am joined by Chile’s finest thrash export Criminal. Tune in as the driving force and original member Anton Reisenegger chats about the history and the future plans of the band. Live On Air 8pm GMT Wednesday 9th March 2016 Totalrock.com

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From the get go, Criminal have been a force unto themselves. With heavy political unrest in Chile the band forged a name for themselves during the rebirth of their country in the early nineties. Quickly selling a thousand copies of their promo EP in a matter of days, the band were noticed by the big chiefs at Sony Music. Featuring on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball South America and supporting a series of well known thrash bands, Criminal would soon see themselves supporting Megadeth, opening for Metallica and even the mighty KISS.

With a strong body of work the guys are about to release their eighth album on Metal Blade records. Titled ‘Fear Itself‘ it sees Criminal return to their roots and produce some killer classic metal anthems. With ‘Down Driven’ being the first single followed by ‘Animals to Gods’ it isn’t hard to fall in love with this band all over again.

 

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Tracklist – Fear itself

  • 1.Intro
  • 2.Down Driven
  • 3.False Flag Attack
  • 4.Shock Doctrine
  • 5.The Needle And The Knife
  • 6.Scream Of Consciousness
  • 7.Summoning The Apocalypse
  • 8.The One Who Speaks At Night
  • 9.Animals To Gods
  • 10.Deep In The Rot
  • 11.Wasted Youth
  • 12.Carne Molida

TOUR DATES

Holy Grail join this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch Show

When the insurgence of the new wave of thrash metal hit the metal music scene in the mid 2000’s, at the forefront of the madness was the insanely superb band from Los Angeles, California: Holy Grail. Made up of ex-members of White Wizzard, the guys took influence from the classic bands of the past: Megadeth, Sacred Reich, Flotsam and Jetsom but moved the sound forward and made it their own. 
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The band have played prestigious shows throughout their career from international metal festivals: Wacken (Germany), Download (UK), Soundwave (Australia) and Loud Park (Japan). They have also toured/shared the stage with the likes of BLIND GUARDIAN, VALIENT THORR, ORANGE GOBLIN, HELLYEAH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and MUNICIPAL WASTE which has allowed them to build a strong foundation of fans.
It’s been three years since their last release ‘Ride the Void’, both Guitarist Eli Santana and drummer Tyler Meahl have been committed to Tyler’s brother Blake’s band HUNTRESS which has seen them touring extensively and leaving little time to spend on Holy Grail.
However, with some time out from their work in Huntress, the guys are now back with a brand new album ‘Times of Pride and Peril’ which will be available on February 12 via Prosthetic Records. The album being crafted with the assistance of Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker (TENACIOUS D, FILTER). Featuring a blistering dual lead guitar attack and powerful vocals by James Paul Luna it’s true to say the band are back with full force. Be sure to check out the Holy Grail on their latest scheduled North American tour with Black tusk. 
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 ‘Times of Pride and Peril’ track listings;
1.Crystal King
2.Waste Them All Away
3.Sudden Death
4.Those Who Will Remain
5.Descent Into The Maelstrom
6.Apotheosis
7.Psychomachia
8.No More Heroes
9.Pro Patria Mori
10.Black Lotus

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