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/

Horisont join this week’s BBB Show

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With haunting 70’s sounds harking back to the time when rock n roll ruled the world, Horisont immerses the listener into a timewarp. High on a plane of Deep Purple drumming, the momentary sound of the classic twin guitar harmonies could lead you to believe this is some obscure cut from Thin Lizzy back catalogue. But oh no, these swedish boys called Horisont know their heritage and craft their knowledge wisely. Now 10 years in the game they have tapped into a world where NWOBHM and the Scandinavian retro-rock revival still runs wild. Live-evil and Muskelrock festivals shed light on the denim clad nation that is rising up from the underground.

Finally appearing on my radar late 2015 with the album ‘Odyssey’, their second album ‘Time Warriors’ (2013)  has been on heavy rotation this past year.

With their recent departure from Rise Above Records the new signing to Century Media records sees the Swedish quartet release the new album ‘About Time’ February 3rd 2017. Scheduled for more tours and another appearance in the US due April/May 2017   it looks like there is no stopping Horisont.
Out on their first tour on US shores, I  catch up with the boys at the sold out Starline Social Club in Oakland, California. Tune in to hear us chat about Horisont’s first time to the states, plus news on their new album ‘About Time’ and upcoming tour dates.

8th February ’17 – the Barnett’s brutal brunch show  will be live 12pm PST -8pm GMT -9pm CET only on http://www.totalrock.com

“About Time”

Track list:
01. The Hive
02. Electrical
03. Without Warning
04. Letare
05. Night Line
06. Point of Return
07. Boston Gold
08. Hungry Love
09. Dark Sides
10. About Time

Release date: February 3rd, 2017.
Formats: CD/LP/Digital
Label: Century Media Records

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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

Girlschool interview on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch podcast

Emerging from the ever famous new wave of British heavy metal scene back in 1978 hitting the live circuit with the likes of Judas priest, Saxon, Iron maiden and close buddies Motorhead this male dominated music genre would see the Ladies of Girlschool have the heavy metal world eating from the palm of their hands. Over the years they have played everywhere from arena tours to every single toilet venue that they could find.

Their greatest success came with the GirlSchool_BW_shotsplit EP St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, recorded with Motörhead, which reached number five on the UK Single Chart. The band’s following album Hit and Run peaked at number five on the UK Album Chart *

Girlschool have seen their fair share of ups and downs over their career, with the passing of Kelly Johnson the band continue to fly the flag high introducing Jackie Chambers on Lead guitar some 16 years ago.

Now with 35 years in the business the girls are still as relentless as ever and this autumn will see the release of their 13th studio album ‘Guilty as Sin’ via UDR Records.girlschool_1I catch up with Girlschool in San francisco, midway through their ‘Guilty as Sin’ North American tour to discuss the ‘Guilty as Sin’ album in detail and their time in the studio with Grammy nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore) plus I find out more about their time on the road and get an insight into their favourite US car parks.

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

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Emerging from the ever famous new wave of British heavy metal scene back in 1978 hitting the live circuit with the likes of Judas priest, Saxon, Iron maiden and close buddies Motorhead this male dominated music genre would see the Ladies of Girlschool have the heavy metal world eating from the palm of their hands. Over the years they have played everywhere from arena tours to every single toilet venue that they could find.

Their greatest success came with the GirlSchool_BW_shotsplit EP St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, recorded with Motörhead, which reached number five on the UK Single Chart. The band’s following album Hit and Run peaked at number five on the UK Album Chart *

Girlschool have seen their fair share of ups and downs over their career, with the passing of Kelly Johnson the band continue to fly the flag high introducing Jackie Chambers on Lead guitar some 16 years ago.

Now with 35 years in the business the girls are still as relentless as ever and this autumn will see the release of their 13th studio album ‘Guilty as Sin’ via UDR Records.girlschool_1I catch up with Girlschool in San francisco, midway through their ‘Guilty as Sin’ North American tour to discuss the ‘Guilty as Sin’ album in detail and their time in the studio with Grammy nominated producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore) plus I find out more about their time on the road and get an insight into their favourite US car parks.