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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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MSRcast 148: Paradise Lost Interview

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We start off our Ninth year of producing MSRcast with a bang as we dive into the mind of Gregor Mackintosh who happens to not only play guitar in Paradise Lost, but is one of the main songwriters. Listen to this very special episode as we talk about touring, the past 25 years of Paradise Lost, what’s in the future, the pleasure of buying physical media, and some of his influences.  We also play music from his career, including the new Tragic 25 rarities album, and even some music tracks that he handpicked. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of MSRcast with Gregor Mackintosh of Paradise Lost.

Missing (Everything But The Girl Cover) – Tragic 25

Loneliness Remains – Tragic 25

Black Sabbath – Into The Void – Masters Of Reality

Celtic Frost – Dethroned Emperor – Morbid Tales

The Secret – Seven Billion Graves- Agnus Dei

Gothic (2013 Version) – Tragic 25

Say Just Words – One Second

Vallenfyre – Cathedrals Of Dread – A Fragile King

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 147: Interview with Michael Kiske

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On the newest installment of MSRcast, we had the extreme pleasure of speaking with one of the all time great vocalists, Michael Kiske. Listen in as we discuss all of his projects including his solo work, Avantasia, Kiske-Somerville, Unisonic, his work with Timo Tolkki, and yes, even Helloween. We also play music from his illustrious career, and even some musical tracks Kiske himself picked out, including an artist we have never played before! Enjoy this interview with Michael Kiske, and as always, Keep It Metal!

Kiske – You Always Walk Alone – Past In Different Ways

Place Vendome – Talk To Me – Thunder In The Distance

Place Vendome – Maybe Tomorrow – Thunder In The Distance

Avantasia – Lost In Space (Kiske Version)

Revolution Renaissance – I Did It My Way – New Era

Timo Tolkki’s Avalon – The Land Of New Hope – The Land Of New Hope

Unisonic – Unisonic – Unisonic

Kiske/Somerville – If I Had A Wish – Kiske/Somerville

Helloween – I’m Alive – Keeper Of The Seven Keys part 1

Elvis Presley – I Just Can’t Stop Believing

Iced Earth – Screaming For Vengeance – Tribute To The Gods

Kiske – A Little Time – Past In Different Ways

Helloween – Longing – Chameleon

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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