Warbringer frontman on this week’s show

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Currently sweeping the US nation supporting German thrash legends Destruction I catch up with founding member and frontman John Kevill of Warbringer.

Just back from Europe extensively touring their latest release ‘Woe to the Vanquished’, I find out more about the latest release and news on new additions to the band.

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I first came across the band last year when out on the road with Enforcer, they were trying out a new line-up consisting of guitar player Conan from Exmortus and bassist Jessie Sanchez. Following on from that tour, Warbringer hit the studio to record what would be the band’s 5th studio album entitled ‘Woe to the Vanquished’ (released March 31st via Napalm Records). The album shows a stronger side to the band and also highlights the talents of new members guitarist Chase Becker and Sanchez.

What the label say;

Warbringer has continued to evolve throughout its 4 albums into the most lethal band in thrash, and delivers a monumental  5th record in Woe to the Vanquished. Taking the more progressive and ambitious leanings of Empires Collapse and tempering them with pure, unrelenting violence. The result is a unique hybrid strain of thrash and extreme metal that ranges from all-out speed assaults such as “Woe to the Vanquished” and “Shellfire” to the biggest song the band has ever done, the 11-minute “When the Guns Fell Silent.” Warbringer makes a triumphant step forward on this record, it’s an absolute must for anyone into metal today.

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Woe to the Vanquished track listing;

1 Silhouettes

2 Woe to the Vanquished

3 Remain Violent

4 Shellfire

5 Descending Blade

6 Spectral Asylum

7 Divinity of Flesh

8 When the Guns Fell Silent

Warbringer Tour Dates 2017

Date Venue Location
May 30 Mod Club Toronto, Canada Tickets & More
May 31 L’Astral Montreal, Canada Tickets & More
Jun 01 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY Tickets & More
Jun 02 Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY Tickets & More
Jun 03 Emerson Theater Indianapolis, IN Tickets & More
Jun 04 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets & More
Jun 05 Haven Lounge Orlando, FL Tickets & More
Jun 07 Grizzly Hall Austin, TX Tickets & More
Jun 08 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Dallas, TX Tickets & More
Jun 09 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM Tickets & More
Jun 10 Joe’s Grotto Phoenix, AZ Tickets & More
Jun 11 Regent Theater Los Angeles, CA Tickets & More
Jul 07 Resurrection Fest Viveiro, Spain Tickets & More
Jul 09 Kulturzentrum K19 Cassel, Germany Tickets & More
Jul 10 Kulturfabrik Esch Sur Alzette,Luxembourg Tickets & More
Jul 11 LA Cafe Cham, Germany Tickets & More
Jul 12 Das Bach Wien, Austria Tickets & More
Jul 15 Devilstone Festival Vilnius, Lithuania Tickets & More
Jul 16 Live & Loud Sofia, Bulgaria Tickets & More
Jul 18 Live Palma Tuzla, Bosnia And Herzegovina Tickets & More
Jul 19 Flying Circus Cluj Napoca, Romania Tickets & More
Jul 22 PMK Innsbruck, Austria Tickets & More
Jul 23 Club 007 Prague, Czech Republic Tickets & More
Jul 26 Metaldays Festival Tolmin, Slovenia Tickets & More
Jul 29 Vaudeville Lindau, Germany Tickets & More
Aug 01 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany Tickets & More
Aug 04 Little Devil Tilburg, Netherlands Tickets & More
Aug 06 Baroeg Rotterdam, Netherlands Tickets & More
Aug 08 Slade Room Bilston, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 09 Audio Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 10 Hobo’s Bridgend, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Aug 11 The Underworld Camden London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Sep 06 O’Malleys Margate, FL Tickets & More
Sep 07 The Haven Winter Park, FL Tickets & More
Sep 08 Orpheum Tampa, FL Tickets & More
Sep 09 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL Tickets & More
Sep 10 The Underground Charlotte, NC Tickets & More
Sep 11 Motorco Durham, NC Tickets & More
Sep 12 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets & More
Sep 13 Fish Head Cantina Halethorpe, MD Tickets & More
Sep 14 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY Tickets & More
Sep 15 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY Tickets & More
Sep 16 The Palladium Worcester, MA Tickets & More
Sep 17 Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 18 Mod Club Toronto, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 19 Token Lounge Westland, MI Tickets & More
Sep 20 The Forge Joliet, IL Tickets & More
Sep 21 Icon Lounge Sioux Falls, SD Tickets & More
Sep 22 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN Tickets & More
Sep 23 Park Theatre Winnipeg, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 24 Exchange Regina, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 25 Dickens Calgary, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 26 The Starlite Room Edmonton, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 28 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, Canada Tickets & More
Sep 29 El Corazon Seattle, WA Tickets & More
Sep 30 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR Tickets & More
Oct 01 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Tickets & More
Oct 02 Whiskey A Go Go West Hollywood, CA Tickets & More
Oct 03 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA Tickets & More
Oct 04 Club Red Mesa, AZ Tickets & More
Oct 05 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX Tickets & More
Oct 06 Fitzgerald’s San Antonio, TX Tickets & More
Oct 07 Trees Dallas, TX Tickets & More
Oct 08 Southport Hall Jefferson, LA Tickets & More
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Matt Harvey of Exhumed / Gruesome & Pounder on this week’s show!

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Joining me on this week’s show is none other than Death metal virtuoso: Matt Harvey of Exhumed, Gruesome and his latest band Pounder.

It’s been two years since I caught up with Matt napalmdeathvovivodtour2015new_638for an interview. Last time he was out on the road with Voivod, Napalm death and Iron Reagan on the ‘Through Space and Grind’ Decibel magazine tour, promoting the Exhumed album Gore Metal Redux: A Necrospective. Since then so much has happened musically for Matt that I can barely keep up with the pace.
Back in 2015 I asked Matt about Gruesome which at that point was little more than a plan and a few demos. With the release of Closed Casket and then Hideous the noise around the band quickly blew up. Encapsulating the sound of the Florida Death metal band Death. Gruesome wanted to be tribute to Death using inspiration from each album to create their own albums.

With the debut release of Savage Land in April 21, 2015, no one knew how well the band would go on to do. With a second pressing being made by relapse it was safe to say that the band was going to be producing even more music.
Last year the EP “Dimensions of Horror” gave us yet another slice of what they can do as a band but also it would see the band inspired by the album “Scream Bloody Gore”.
A third EP “Fragments of Psyche” is set to be released on March 31st via relapse records. The EP sees the band take on a different form of Death, considering the album Human but also the appearance of Sean Reinert former Death drummer. Details of a new album have also been announced. Tune in for more…..

The Pounder chapter….

With news on the underground erupting up to the masses about Matt’s new band and the announcement that they are set to 16487573_1261022280633678_4204256853494803421_odebut their first live show at this year’s annual “Frost and Fire” festival in California. I was curious to know more
from Matt about his latest musical creation…Pounder! With a more traditional heavy metal sound/ NWOBHM the band are formulated out of Matt’s love for the genre.
Pulling together long-time friend Alejandro and ex-Angel Witch/ ex- Crowning Glory guitarist Tom Draper the lineup was complete. A brand new track was released 7th March 2017 listen to it below.

The Exhumed chapter

Now as far as Exhumed are concerned, their last release was in 2014 and there is news on a new album and also a headlining tour. Again tune in to find out more.

Podcast now available below.

Links:

Gruesome;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gruesomedeat…
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gruesome_de…
Bandcamp: https://gruesomedeathmetal.bandcamp.com

Pounder;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pounderheavymetal
BandCamp: https://pounderheavymetal.bandcamp.com/

Exhumed;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExhumedOfficial
Bandcamp: http://exhumed.bandcamp.com/

Necrophagia on this week’s Barnett’s brutal brunch show

Always on any metal-head’s list of key death metal bands Necrophagia formed a gore-soaked part of the very first wave of the genre along with Master, Morbid angel, Obituary and Death. At a time where hair, speed and thrash metal was at it’s very peak, Necrophagia found themselves with a blood thirsty need to combine their obsessive love for sleazy horror, with brutal riffs on the next level of heavy. necrophagia1
After some turbulent times, it would be one man’s love of the band (Phil Anselmo) that would instigate pulling Necrophagia back out of the foul nether, returning with the hard hitting 1998 album ‘Holocausto de la Morte’.
Due to contractual issues, Phil would take on the alias “Anton Crowley” (a combination of Anton Lavey and Aleister Crowley in case you were wondering) to fulfill his guitar duties on the album and bring Necrophagia back from the dead.
Necrophagia philSeveral changes to the line-up of the band would be a continuing factor, it would also see Necrophagia produce two more albums ‘The Divine Art of Torture’ and ‘Harvest Ritual Vol. 1’ . However, it wasn’t until the making of ‘Death trip 69’ that vocalist Killjoy would fulfill his dream of working with Casey Chaos from Amen and the former Mayhem vocalist Maniac.

Interview with #necrophagia on this week's @barnettsbbshow @tunein to @totalrockradio 8pm GMT 1st July 2015

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Now out on a North American tour with 1349, I caught up with Killjoy at the Oakland Opera House to discuss their recent most pustulent masterpiece ‘Whiteworm cathedral’, horror movie icons and whether Necrophagia will venture to Europe this year.

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  1. Reborn Through Black Mass
  2. Вий
  3. Angel Blake
  4. Warlock Messiah
  5. Fear The Priest
  6. Elder Things
  7. Coffins
  8. Hexen Nacht
  9. Rat Witch
  10. March Of The Deathcorps(e)
  11. Silentium Vel Mortis
  12. The Dead Among Us
  13. WhiteWorm Cathedral
Tune into Totalrock for the live show 8pm GMT/ 12pm PST this Wednesday 1st July 2015 and repeats Friday 9am GMT and Sunday from Midnight.
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New Podcast featuring Napalm death interview

Press_Photo_07With the release of their 15th studio album ‘Apex Predator-Easy Meat’, Napalm Death are back hitting the US shores with the ‘Through Space and Grind tour’. Emma caught up with Barney in Oakland, CA to chat about the new album, Roadburn festival and life on the road with fellow bands Voivod, Exhumed and Iron Reagan.

Plus new tunes from Faith No More, Vader, Motor Sister, Gruesome, XII Boar, Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock and Raging Speedhorn as well as weekly metal News featuring Metallica, Danzig, Sepultura and much more

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New Podcast’s now available. Interviews with Exhumed, The Answer, YOTG, Dr Living Dead.

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Exhumed2013This week: Interview with Exhumed‬. Revisiting their 1998 album ‘Gore metal’ Exhumed are back reworking the classic release to reveal’ Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015′. I caught up with Matt Harvey on the ‘Through Space and Grind tour’ to discuss the latest work, life on the road with Napalm Death and Voivod, plus an update on his new band Gruesome.

Also on the show a World Exclusive play from King Hitter. Also new tunes from Enforcer‬, Morgoth‬Scorpions‬ and plus News on Tank‬,‪ Rock Goddess, ‪‎Raven‬, KYLESA‬, Venomous Maximus‬ and much more…. Hold tight… It’s gonna get Heavy!!!

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theanswer_05Interview with The Answer I caught up with Irish rockers to chat about their brand new album ‘Raise a little hell’ Lead singer Cormac talks in-depth about going back to their roots with the sound of their new release, a look back at their time on the road with AC/DC and the upcoming tour of Europe. Plus News on ‪Therapy‬, ‪Slayer‬ , ‪Exodus‬, ‪Deicide‬, ‎Scorpions‬, ‎High On Fire‬ and much more.

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YOTG2014 Interview with Year of the Goat: Taking you to the sounds of 70’s retro with killer groves and an eye for the darkside, Year of the Goat are back with their new EP ‘The Key and The Gate’ this long awaited release is their follow up to ‘Angels’ Necropolis’. Interviewed straight from the Studio, Barnett caught up with the guys. Did they reveal the title of their next album?? Tune in to find out!
Plus new tunes from XIIBoar‬,MotorSister‬, Torche‬, Psycroptic‬ and News on Pentagram‬, Anthrax‬,Motörhead‬ ACDC‬ and much more. Hold tight… It’s gonna get Heavy!!!
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 DR Living Press_Photo_01This week I caught up with Swedish Thrash metal maniac’s Dr Living Dead. Tune in to hear about their time in the studio for latest new album “Crushing the sublime God”and how it differs to previous release.
Plus new tunes from UFO, Blind Guardian, Karma to Burn, plus news on Alice Cooper, The Sword, Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Iron Maiden and much more. …It’s time to get heavy!!!
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Barney of Napalm Death on this week’s show

Press_Photo_07With the release of their 15th studio album ‘Apex Predator-Easy Meat’, Napalm Death are back hitting the US shores withthe ‘Through Space and Grind tour’. Emma caught up with Barney in Oakland, CA to chat about the new album, Roadburn festival and life on the road with fellow bands Voivod, Exhumed and Iron Reagan.

Plus new tunes from Faith No More, Vader, Motor Sister, Gruesome, XII Boar, Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock and Raging Speedhorn as well as weekly metal News featuring Metallica, Danzig, Sepultura and much more