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MSRcast 172: Metal Concept Albums

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On this very special themed episode of MSRcast, your hosts Cary the Metal Geek and Sean the Metal Pigeon dive into a topic that they have been conceptualizing for a long time now. Their favorite Heavy Metal concept albums. The list runs the gamut of Metal, and includes some great music! Check it out, and as always, keep it Metal!

Playlist:

Ayreon – Pain – The Human Equation

Queensryche – Breaking The Silence – Operation Mindcrime

Fear Factory – Hunter Killer –  Demanufacture

Iced Earth – the Hunter – The Dark Saga

Kamelot – Lost And Damned – Epica

Avantasia – Dying For An Angel – The Scarecrow Trilogy

King Diamond  – Abigail – Abigail

Iron Maiden – Moonchild – Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

Savatage – Jesus Saves – Streets

Devin Townsend – Planet Smasher – Ziltoid

The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com, or metalgeeks.net, for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @themetalpigeon. Come and join Cary and Sean over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up at http://www.facebook.com/msrcastofficial. Come find is over on Instagram @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a review and comment. Enjoy, and Keep It Metal!

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MSRcast 170: Dave Ellefson Q&A Panel at Comicpalooza!

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Comicpalooza just happened in Houston, Tx from May 22 – May 25, and among the multitude of special guests and celebrities was David Ellefson, Bass player extraordinaire from Megadeth! Your host, Cary was honored and privileged enough to moderate Dave’s Q&A panel during the convention. There was discussion about his new book, joining the band, the new album, and the newest lineup of the band. There was even time to take a few questions from the audience! So, sit back, and check out this exclusive panel discussion live from Comicpalooza with David Ellefson, and oh yeah, Keep It Metal!

The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com, or metalgeeks.net, for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @themetalpigeon. Come and join Cary and Sean over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up at http://www.facebook.com/msrcastofficial. Come find is over on Instagram @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a review and comment. Enjoy, and Keep It Metal!

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MSRcast 169: Rays Of Metal!

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Welcome to episode 169 of MSRcast, the heavy metal audio zine brought to you by Mainstream Resistance and Metal Injection. Your hosts, Cary the Metal Geek and Sean the Metal Pigeon bring you lots of frank discussion and some killer metal jams. Topics include our review of the Sabaton/Nightwish concert, Heavy Metal books, Blind Guardian touring, VIP packages and if they are worth it, and lot of other topics.

Playlist:

Kamelot – “Fallen Star” – Haven

Thurisaz – “Rays of Light” – Pulse of Mourning

Monox – “Perfect Sky” – Perception Changes

Gwar – Madness At The Core Of Time – Battle Maximus

Arcturus – the Arcturian Sign – Arcturian

Helloween – Lost In America

Paradise Lost – Beneath Broken Earth – The Plague Within

The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com, or metalgeeks.net, for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @themetalpigeon. Come and join Cary and Sean over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up at http://www.facebook.com/msrcastofficial. Come find is over on Instagram @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a review and comment. Enjoy, and Keep It Metal!

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MSRcast Episode 152: New Metal Releases Part 1

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Welcome to episode 152 of MSRcast where we dive into the plethora of new releases that have bombarded us during the first part of the year already. There are so many albums that we had to bring back a very special guest, Sean from the Metal Pigeon. We delve into new releases ranging from over the top power metal from Germany, tributes to Dio, brutal tributes to Satan, history lessons about the Chicago fire, another over the top power metal track from Germany, Thrashing tributes to metal, instrumental madness, and much more! There is something here for everyone, so sit back, relax and enjoy this episode of MSRcast. Keep it Metal!!

Freedom Call – Beyond – “Beyond”

Dawn Of Destiny – No Hope For The Healing – “FEAR”

Exmortus – Slave To The Sword – “Slave To The Sword”

Anthrax – Neon Nights – Dio – “This Is Your Life”

These Are They – The Devils Kiss – “1871”

Blackfinger – My Many Colored Days – “Blackfinger”

Edguy – Sabre & Torch – “Space Police”

Behemoth – Messe Noire – “The Satanist”

Mayan – Burn Your Witches – “Antagonise”

Grand Magus – Steel Versus Steel  – “Triumph And Power”

Gus G. – Dreamkeeper (Featuring Tom S. Englund) – I am The Fire

Persuader – One Lifetime – The Fiction Maze

Conquering Dystopia – Prelude To Obliteration – Conquering Dystopia

Check out the blog of our special guest, Sean from the Metal Pigeon, at www.themetalpigeon.com for well thought out and well written articles about the Metal scene we all know and love. Expand your minds!

The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots  more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @jmmetalgeek. Come and join Cary G. and Bolthorn (JM MetalGeek) over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up! Come find us over on Instagram, @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a comment! Enjoy, and keep it metal!

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MSRcast 150: 2013 Rewind Part 2

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Welcome friends to the annual MSRcast rewind. This is the second part of our look back at our favorite releases from the past year. Remember, this is not a top 10, and in no kind of order, but we just play songs from the albums we dug the most out of the past year, including Hypocrisy, Trouble, Helloween, Carcass, Orphaned Land,  and many more. Opinions! There was so much metal to enjoy, that we had to bring on a very special guest, Sean from the metalpigeon.com metal blog. Check out his exquisite musings about all sorts of metal topics! Enjoy the metal!

Carcass – Mount of Execution – Surgical Steel (Cary and JM)

Orphaned Land – All Is One – All Is One (Cary and Sean)

Stratovarius – Abandon – Nemesis (Cary)

Volbeat w/ King Diamond – Room 24 (JM) Fuck the album. this is one of the best songs all year.

Hypocrisy – Soldier Of Fortune – End Of Disclosure (Cary)

Annihilator – Deadlock – Feast (JM)

Killswitch Engage – The Call –  Disarm the Descent (JM)

Oliva  – Soul Chaser – Raise The Curtains (Cary)

Devin Townsend Project – Kingdom – The Retinal Circus (Cary)

Falkenbach – Eweroun – Asa (Sean)

Trouble – Hunters Of Doom – The Distortion Field (Cary)

Death Ray Vision – Choke  – We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’ (JM)

Helloween – World Of War – Straight Out Of Hell (Cary)

Witherscape – The Wedlock Observation – The Inheritance (Cary)

Atlantean Kodex’s  – Twelve Stars and an Azure Gown – (Sean)

The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots  more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @jmmetalgeek. Come and join Cary G. and Bolthorn (JM MetalGeek) over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up! Come find us over on Instagram, @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a comment! Enjoy, and keep it metal!

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MSRcast 151: Black Crown Initiate

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 Welcome back to another stellar interview episode of MSRcast metal podcast, as we delve intothe world of up and coming band, Black Crown Initiate, and the mind of Andy Thomas! Listen in as we discuss their debut EP, touring with Behemoth and the Metal Alliance tour, the metal scene in Pennsylvania, and of course, my favorite subject, Devin Townsend. We play music from Black Crown Initiate, along with Rivers Of Nihil, who hail from the same region, and music that inspired Andy. Sit back, enjoy, and keep it metal!

Black Crown Initiate – Stench Of The Iron Age

Black Crown Initiate – Ghosts She Sends

Devin Townsend – Bastard

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Meeting Of The Spirits

Meshuggah – Elastic

Black Crown Initiate – The Mountain Top

Black Crown Initiate – Song Of The Crippled Bull

Rivers of Nihil – Rain Eater

The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots  more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @jmmetalgeek. Come and join Cary G. and Bolthorn (JM MetalGeek) over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up! Come find us over on Instagram, @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a comment! Enjoy, and keep it metal!The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots  more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @jmmetalgeek. Come and join Cary G. and Bolthorn (JM MetalGeek) over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up! Come find us over on Instagram, @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a comment! Enjoy, and keep it metal!

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MSRcast 149: 2013 Rewind Part 1


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Welcome friends to the annual MSRcast rewind. This is the first part of our look back at our favorite releases from the past year. Remember, this is not a top 10, and in no kind of order, but we just play songs from the albums we dug the most out of the past year, including Gorguts, Queensryche, Ihsahn, Exhumed, Tyr, Ayreon, Serenity and many more. Opinions! There was so much metal to enjoy, that we had to bring on a very special guest, Sean from the metalpigeon.com metal blog. Check out his exquisite musings about all sorts of metal topics! Enjoy the metal!

Gorguts – Forgotten Arrows – Colored Sands (Cary and JM)

Queensryche – In This Light – Queensryche (Cary, JM and Sean)

Amorphis – Hopeless Days – Circle (Sean)

Oceans Of Slumber – Remedy – Aetherial (Cary)

Serenity – Wings Of Madness – War Of Ages (Sean)

Ihsahn – “NaCI” – Das Seelenbrechen (JM)

Ayreon – The Theory Of Everything – The Theory Of Everything (Cary)

Darkthrone – Leave No Cross Unturned – The Underground Resistance (Sean)

Exhumed – “Coins Upon The Eyes” Necrocracy – (JM and Cary)

Tyr – The Lay Of Our Love – Valkyrja (Sean)

Avantasia – Saviour In The Clockwork – The Mystery Of Time (Sean and Cary)

The official MSRcast website is live! Visit us at msrcast.com for all of your MSRcast needs, including archives of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and lots  more. Remember to contact us at msrcast@gmail.com, and follow us over on twitter, @msrcast and @jmmetalgeek. Come and join Cary G. and Bolthorn (JM MetalGeek) over on Facebook, and while you are there, like our facebook fan page to keep up! Come find us over on Instagram, @msrcast. If you like the show, let others know about it by tweeting about it, talking about it, and subscribing in itunes and leaving a comment! Enjoy, and keep it metal!

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