UK exclusive interview with Abaddon of Venom Inc. on this week’s show

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Following on from their exclusive North American appearance at this year’s first ever Blackest of the Black festival (Glenn Danzig’s festival) I caught up with Abaddon in California to chat about the latest tour announcement with Goatwhore, new signing to Nuclear Blast records and the much anticipated release of what will be Venom Inc’s first studio album…

So let’s take it back to the beginning, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is where it all began. The gathering of Anthony “Abaddon” Bray, Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn and Conrad “Cronos” Lant. What would follow, would be one of the most iconic and significant albums to mastermind the movement known as black metal….yes I am talking about none other than Venom.

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At the height of their career both Abaddon and Mantas were part of the albums Welcome to Hell (1981), Black Metal (1982), At War with Satan (1984) and Possessed (1985). This would mark the most successful period for the lads and put them at the forefront of influencing such heavy metal luminaries as Metallica, Testament, Megadeth and many more.

Following numerous changes within Venom, in 1989 Demolition Man (aka Tony Dolan) was fronting the band when they produced the album “Prime Evil”. However, by 1993 Demolition Man and Mantas had left for pastures new. It wasn’t until a chance meeting with Tony backstage at Bloodstock festival that I heard about his then new band Primevil (later to become M-pire of Evil). In 2015 at the Keep it true XVIII festival in Germany the drummer Abaddon returned and the current reunited Venom Inc. lineup were first sighted together.

Since that date in 2015, Venom Inc. have been inundated with show requests and have been flown all over the world to play numerous festival dates.  With all the noise surrounding them, it was only a matter of time before heavy metal label giants Nuclear Blast soon heard about the rebirth and wanted a piece of the action.

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With a scheduled album release still yet to be announced, the first single is set to hit the airwaves this July.  It’s with a United Kingdom exclusive that I am able to bring you this interview with Abaddon.

To hear the interview, tune in to Totalrock.com this Wednesday 8pm UK – 12pm PST

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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

The new album ‘About Time’ is out now via the following outlets;

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Crucified Barbara Interview on this week’s Barnett’s brutal Brunch Podcast

Cultivated from their love of heavy music and the sheer sound of a guitar’s crucified-barbara-20121distortion prompted Klara Force to create a band with Ida Evileye in 1998. With Mia Coldheart on vocals and Nicki Wicked on drums the band set up as Sweden’s hardest rocking quartet Crucified Barbara.  

With the fourth studio album ‘In the Red’ released September 2014, the Stockholm rockers Crucified Barbara are holding no punches and taking no prisoners, this rock ‘n’ roll machine shows no signs of taking it easy.crucified-barbara_in-the-red_large

Now 10 years on since their debut album ‘In Distortion We Trust’, the girl’s have made top 10 chart hits and accomplished worldwide success.

Alongside the above, Crucified Barbara’s relentless touring has seen them play everywhere from Australia, toured across Europe opening for Motörhead, Sepultura and Doro, but also see them play the U.K. Download Festival alongside Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, and System Of A Down. 

But not only have they played throughout the world, Crucified Barbara have also performed and made it to the semi-finals on the infamous national television programme “Eurovision’s 2010” a Song contest held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.

With the release of their third single ‘Lunatic #1’ taken from the new album ‘In the Red’ last month, I catch up with Klara and Mia out on the road in North America supporting Girlschool at Slim’s venue in San Francisco to chat about the fans, the new album and what’s next for the female rockers.

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