Thursday, October 28

Metal Mania

Bands in the rock and metal genres and all of it’s subgenres

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 307):  Sergio Curbelo of PUYA
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 307): Sergio Curbelo of PUYA

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5lCJdz17ERSzlRofQehbwz?si=sl605PEJRHq1ogEmSKTbhg&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Vocalist Sergio Curbelo of PUYA joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 307th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they go into the clip with The Don & The Grizz talked with Elias Soriano of Nonpoint and Elias shared some extremely kind words for Puya and how influential they were and still are in the nu-metal scene.  Sergio shared some stories of growing up in Puerto Rico with virtually nothing and not having live music readily available.  Sergio also shared some great stories involving Phil Anselmo of Pantera and Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and sharing the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers.  They also go through the gooseb...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 292):  GRANNY 4 BARREL
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 292): GRANNY 4 BARREL

Contributor's Note:  Terry LeRoi of Granny 4 Barrel joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 292nd episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Terry talks about linking up with members of Evanescence, Of Mice & Men and guitarist Sammy Boller for the cover of "Stand Up and Shout" by Dio for Ronnie James Dio's charity "Stand Up and Shout", which raises money for cancer research.  Through the Covid pandemic, Granny 4 Barrel has also released the single "The Art of Deception" and the "Matriarch of Metal" goes in-depth on the single with The Don & The Grizz. They also talk about the music video for "She Likes Guns", which features Stormy Daniels as the director of the music video.  Fans can find Granny 4 Barrel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their of...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 277):  NAHAYA
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 277): NAHAYA

Contributor's Note:  Jake of San Antonio Texas's own NAHAYA appeared on The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 277th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they discussed the May 21st release of "Vital Alchemy" via Rockshots Records and went through the writing process, songwriting and goosebump moments of the album. Nahaya is composed of ex-members of Oceans of Slumber, Vesperian Sorrow, Kingdom Collapse, Painting The Massacre and Cerebral Desecration. Fans can find Nahaya on Facebook.  Fan can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Fans can check out the music video for "Deific Mask" by Nahaya below: Fans can find this episode featuring Jake of Nahaya via SoundCloud be...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 276):  Jay Hannon of GIZMACHI
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 276): Jay Hannon of GIZMACHI

Contributor's Note:  Guitarist Jay Hannon of metal band GIZMACHI appeared on the 276th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Jay discusses out Bjorn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork joined the band along with the many goosebump moments in the album "Omega Kaleid."  Fans can check out the music video for "Turned To Dust" by GIZMACHI below and find GIZMACHI on Facebook and Instagram.  Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. "Turned To Dust" by GIZMACHI Fans can find this episode featuring Jay Hannon of GIZMACHI via SoundCloud below:
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 273):  Anne Autumn of UPON WINGS
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 273): Anne Autumn of UPON WINGS

Contributor's Note:  Anne Autumn of Detroit, Michigan "opera/metal" band Upon Wings returns to The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 273rd episode via FAB Radio International.  On March 26th, Upon Wings released their single "Eternal Way", which features Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear via Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. They also discuss the role Judas Priest and Geoff Tate of Queensryche played in influencing their music.  I immediately think of the operatic sounds of Tarja meeting the larger than life musicianship of Within Temptation.  Fans can check out Upon Wings on Facebook, Twitter and their official website.  Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Fans can check out the single "Et...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 240):  Phil Campbell of MOTORHEAD
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 240): Phil Campbell of MOTORHEAD

Contributor's Note:  Legendary guitarist Phil Campbell of Motorhead joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz along with Madness To Creation for the 240th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Phil discusses memories of playing in Berlin and the legacy of Motorhead, which is one of the most iconic bands in metal history.  Next Friday, Motorhead in conjunction with Silver Lining Music are releasing their album "Louder Than Noise...Live In Berlin", which was during the "Kings of the Road" tour.  The package includes a live CD along with a bonus DVD and will be featured on your favorite digital streaming platforms. The album includes the classics "Rock It", "You Better Run", and of course their iconic classics "Ace of Spades" and "Overkill."  Phil also discuss...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 231):  Lindy Gabriel of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 231): Lindy Gabriel of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE

Contributor's Note:  Lindy Gabriel of Gabriel and The Apocalypse appears on the 230th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  Madness To Creation tag teamed on this interview.  Lindy discusses the remix album "Alpha Bionic" and how the band has had to "call audibles" with their band due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  On March 3rd, Gabriel and The Apocalypse released "Alpha Transcendence" which features work on the songs "Systematic Chaos", which features a remix with Rick Stitch Thomas of Mushroomhead/Ventana and their ridiculous cover of Midnight Oil's version of "Beds Are Burning", which features the remix with Sin Quirin of Ministry/3 Headed Snake. They also discuss mental health and how much they've missed live music and memories of tour...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 211):  David Black of SEDUCE
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 211): David Black of SEDUCE

Contributor's Note:  David Black of Detroit hard rock band SEDUCE converses with The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  David discusses the role that Seduce played in the hair-metal documentary "Decline of the Western Civilization: The Metal Years".  Seduce re-released "Too Much Ain't Enough", which features the bonus track "Homicide" on special limited edition purple vinyl.  They discuss how expensive it is to live in California, hence why Seduce continues to call Detroit, Michigan home.  Seduce composes of Mark Andrews on bass/vocals, David Black on guitars and Chuck Burns on drums.  David discusses how Black Sabbath played a huge influence on his guitar playing and Seduce getting to open for Black Sabbath in Detroit and meeting Geezer Butler an...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 201):  Richard Black of SHARK ISLAND
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 201): Richard Black of SHARK ISLAND

Contributor's Note:  Richard Black of the legendary Sunset Strip band Shark Island appeared on The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 201st episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Richard discusses playing live in Los Angeles at the Sunset Strip and having to compete amongst a sea(no pun intended) of bands with very limited venue space in Los Angeles.  In 1989, Shark Island signed to Epic Records and released their debut album entitled "Law of the Order", which featured the amazing songs "Dangerous" and "Father Time".  The aforementioned songs were featured in the legendary movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and the song "My City" was featured in the movie "Point Break".  After Shark Island, Richard would be in the short-lived supergroup Contraba...