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Since 2010 Focus on Metal has been a premier global metal crazed netcast featuring dedicated and knowledgeable fans with years of radio experience. This show features interviews with metal's most important personalities, the latest metal headlines, captivatiing topics, great music, reviews of the latest releases and plenty of segments from contributing metalheads. The weekly show you've all been waiting for is just a click away. We Focus on Metal. Everything else is insignificant.
 
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Two great guests this week. First up is Death Angel’s vocalist Mark Osegueda who sat down for a chat about all things Death Angel and Metal Allegiance. Next up Jordan Rudess returns to the show to talk about his new solo effort “Wired For Madness” and the new Dream Theater release “Distance Over Time”.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Els ...…
 
First up this week we talk with Tim “Ripper” Owens. Between Spirits of Fire, The Three Tremors, and A New Revenge, Tim is one busy guy these days but he still took some time to talk with us about everything he’s currently got going on. Also this week we talk with author Greg Prato. Greg’s latest book is “King’s X: The Oral History, a 300 plus p ...…
 
As if both Keith St John and Doug Aldrich aren’t busy enough they have managed to write and record another Burning Rain album “Face The Music”. It’s been a while since 2013’s “Epic Obsession” (see earlier busy comment) but the wait was worth it. 11 tracks of classic hard rock with all the riffs that Doug is known for. The version for Japan also ...…
 
Another metal double header this week as we round out what has already been a packed March. First up we have guitarist Chris Caffery who’s joining us primarily to discuss Spirits of Fire, the new project he just finished for Frontiers. Of course he does talk about TSO and some other stuff he’s currently involved with too. Next up as promised a ...…
 
This week we sit down with veteran road dog and bassist Rev Jones. Rev has played with an all star list of bands and artists and recently he released his first solo effort “Bakwash”. So this week we’ll be digging into that as well as looking back at some of the artists he’s played with. Head to RevJones.com to get your own copy of “Bakwash” or ...…
 
First up this week we talk with former Alice Cooper guitarist Kane Roberts. Three years in the making and his first since 1991s “Saints And Sinners”, Kane just released “The New Normal”. Filled with lots of great guests including many of his former bandmates this is an interesting and eclectic album. After that we talk with Tony Harnell. Tony i ...…
 
June 15th 1999 Dokken released their 7th studio album “Erase The Slate”. With its 20th anniversary coming up Don Dokken took a little time while on tour in Cleveland to call into the show to have a look back at the album. Don will also be giving us some insight to other aspects of the Dokken story as well as what he and the band have in store f ...…
 
Flotsam and Jetsam recently released their 13th studio album “The End of Chaos” so this week we check in with guitarist Micheal Gilbert to find out about the new album and everything else going on with the band.Track of The Week is from "Imperium", the debut from Glen Drover and Walls of Blood. Check out last weeks show to get the lowdown on th ...…
 
More returning guest this week. First up is guitarist Glen Drover. Glen’s new band Walls of Blood is releasing “Imperium” this week a solid metal album six years in the making with a who’s who of guest vocalists (Chuck Billy, Todd La Torre, Henning Basse, and more) that is sure to gain a lot of attention. Also this week we welcome back Andrew F ...…
 
Once again director and fellow podcaster Bob Nalbandian joins us to talk about his new documentary BAND vs BRAND. BAND VS BRAND is a feature length documentary film focusing on the current state of the music business and on how “the brand” of a rock group, in many cases, has more power than the band members themselves. The film dropped on the 1 ...…
 
Aaaand we’re back. Yep, as promised we are back from winter break and ready to launch into 2019. This week we welcome back engineer Mike Fraser to talk about none other than AC/DC. Mike engineered everything from “Razors Edge” to “Rock or Bust” and this week we’ll get his recollections of those albums.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Els ...…
 
It’s been four years since the debut but Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel released their sophomore effort “Patina” via Frontiers Records on November 9th. This week we talk with bassist Anthony Esposito about the new album, working with Jake E Lee, how the album came together and touring plans for 2019. We also couldn’t resist getting a bit of ins ...…
 
Our guests this week both have albums that were released on Dec 7th. First up we have Kurdt Vanderhoof from Metal Church. Those guys just dropped “Damned If You Do” their second studio effort on Rat Pak with the returning Mike Howe. After that we talk with Miljenko Matijevic the voice behind Steelheart who just released “Rock’n Milan” via Front ...…
 
First up this week we talk with Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. The band just released “Symphonic Terror, Live at Wacken 2017” on Nuclear Blast and Wolf will give us all the details. After that we talk with Connor Garritty of All Hail The Yeti. The band just put out “Highway Crosses” their third studio effort.Track of the week is from former Fo ...…
 
Seems like only yesterday we were exploring Master of Puppets on episode 300 and here we are 100 shows later. Hard to believe we have done 400 episodes of Focus on Metal. So with that in mind I guess it’s time to do a show focused on Ronnie James Dio. First up we talk with longtime Dio guitarist Craig Goldy. Besides talking about Ronnie, Craig ...…
 
29 and 30 years that’s the amount of years since the last Fifth Angel and Roxanne albums. Both bands have risen again. Roxanne just released “Radio Silence” (Rat Pak) and Fifth Angel dropped “The Third Secret” (Nuclear Blast). So this week we talk with Jamie Brown from Roxanne and Ken Mary of Fifth Angel (not to mention Flotsam and Jetsam and s ...…
 
Most of you know Chris Akin as one of the hosts of The Classic Metal Show but the dude is also an author. This week we talk with Chris about his latest book “Cause & Effect: Turbo”. If you want to grab your own copy head to ChrisAkinBooks.com and while your there check out his other titles and sign up to be on his mailing list.And as always Foc ...…
 
David Reece makes his third appearance on the show this week. The occasion this time is the release of his third solo release “Resilient Heart” via Denmark’s Mighty Music. As always David gives us a candid view of the album and his views on the state of live music.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.…
 
Drummer Bobby Rock just published his book “The Boy is Gonna Rock, A Drummers Journey From Houston To Hollywood in Search of Hair Metal Heaven”. Besides being the original drummer for The Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Bobby also played with Nelson, Gary Hoey, Slaughter, and Lita Ford. He also has put out several solo releases. This week Bobby sits d ...…
 
Our massive Kerrang! project wraps up this week as we finish up the chat with noted music journalist Dave Reynolds that we started last week. Is it really done? Only the Irish guy really knows.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.By Focus on Metal (Dario, Scott, Julien, Mandy).
 
The Kerrang! project soldiers on this week as we bring noted music journalist Dave Reynolds on board to give us his perspective on the magazine. Considering that besides Kerrang! the guy has written for Metal Forces, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and now Rock Candy he probably knows a thing or two about the music magazine biz.And as always Focus O ...…
 
A varied show this week as we welcome Chad Nicefield of Wilson to the show to talk about their new one “Tasty Nasty”. We also do a bit of music discovery with tracks by Kilmara, Professor Black, DC4 and Maxxwell, Also we bid adieu to Earpeeler.com. Track of the week is by Brainstorm off their latest studio release “Midnight Ghost”.And as always ...…
 
30 years ago this month Quiet Riot released QR (aka QR IV, Quiet Riot, or Quiet Riot IV). It wasn’t the classic lineup of the band in fact only drummer Frankie Banali and Carlos Cavazo remained from prior incarnations. This time the band was fronted by veteran singer Paul Shortino and Sean McNabb replaced the recently departed Chuck Wright. All ...…
 
What do you do when you’re a hard working metal band with two killer albums behind you? If you’re Night Demon you release a double live masterpiece “Live Darkness”. This week we have Jarvis Leatherby on the show for a third time to give us the rundown on Live Darkness and what’s being planned for the band in the coming year.Point your browser t ...…
 
In March of 1988 Kingdom Come released their self titled debut album. Bolstered by tracks like “Get It On” the album was flying off shelves and led to being invited to be on the Monsters of Rock bill. With the 30th anniversary upon us James Kottak decided to get the band back together and celebrate the music. Although original singer Lenny Wolf ...…
 
Most excellent show this week as we have former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing on board. K.K. (along with Mark Eglinton) just released “Heavy Duty: Days And Night in Judas Priest” a 288 page book about his life in and out of Judas Priest. With only 50 minutes Richie didn’t have time to delve deep but the takeaway is that this is a must rea ...…
 
Once again not one, but two returning guests this week. Alex Skolnick returns to give us the run down on the latest from Metal Allegiance “Volume II, Power Drunk Majesty” as well as some commentary on the 30th anniversary of Testament’s “The New Order”. Also this week Mark Tremonti is with us once again, this time to talk about the release of t ...…
 
We have not one, but two returning guests this week. Deen Castronovo pays us a visit to talk about his new Gioeli-Castonovo release “Set The World on Fire” as well as updates on Revolution Saints and The Dead Daisies. If that wasn’t enough we also touch base once again with Glenn Hughes. Glenn is of course out on tour playing all his classic De ...…
 
Our Kerrang! project continues this week with not one, but two guests. First up we have our perennial co-conspirator Joel McIver. Joel happens to have taken the dive into podcasting with the new show “Dead Rock Stars” which brings me to our second guest this week Joel’s cohost the legendary Mick Wall. Any longtime listener will know we’ve tried ...…
 
Vocalist Brian Howe gives us a great interview this week as Richie delves into his time with Bad Company. The intended focus was on Dangerous Age but Brian has a lot of insight into all the albums he did with the band.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.By Focus on Metal (Dario, Scott, Julien, Mandy).
 
This week we welcome Roxy Petrucci to the show to give us all the info on Vixen and their latest release on Rat Pak Records “Live Fire”.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.By Focus on Metal (Dario, Scott, Julien, Mandy).
 
Way back on Episode 262 we had Matt Brooks of Like A Storm on the show while they were on tour promoting their new release “Awaken The Fire”. Three years and 121 episodes later they have a new release “Catacombs” and we welcome vocalist Chris Brooks on to talk all about what’s been going on in the interim as well as giving us the rundown on the ...…
 
This week we talk about Call To Arms, Sacrifice and Battering Ram. Yep we kept you waiting for another 63 episodes before finally getting to another installment of the Saxon catalog. However I think we’ve more than made up for it by having on none other than Biff Byford to discuss these most metal releases. Yep Richie sat down with Biff around ...…
 
So yes leather is one the most metal of fabrics (along with denim) but it’s also Leather Leone, one of FoMs most frequent guests. Once again this week we welcome Leather to the show and this time its to talk about her second solo release “II”. We’ve only been waiting 29 years for another solo release from her but Leather has delivered the goods ...…
 
House of Lords, anybody? Yep, this week Richie gets a chance to talk with founder and keyboardist Gregg Giuffria about the origins of House of Lords. Gregg was also a pivotal part of Angel and Giuffria but House of Lords has always been high on Richie’s list of bands so enjoy his chat this week.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is In ...…
 
Mark Tremonti is back on the show once again and this time he’s on board to discuss the latest Tremonti Release “A Dying Machine” due out this week.Also on the show this week we have a talk with Toby Jepson. You may know him from Little Angels or Fastway but now he’s providing the vocal power for The Wayward Sons.Toby will be talking a bit abou ...…
 
This week Richie sits down with mixer, engineer, and producer Duane Baron. Given the stellar cast of metal musicians that Duane has been able to work with (Dream Theater, Ozzy, Crue, and more) this chat should be a good one.Track of the week is from “By Blood Sworn” the new release from Ross the Boss.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else ...…
 
At long last Bob Nalbandian and the crew at Metal Rock Films ( MetalRockFilms.com ) have finished the LA metal documentary trilogy they started way back in 2014. The final part was the much anticipated volumes on thrash, “The Rise of La Thrash Metal” volumes 1 & 2. Narrated by David Ellefson they wrap up the project in style. This week we are h ...…
 
Producer Jason Slater (jason-slater.com) returns this week to wrap up the discussion of his years working for Queensryche. We also get an extra bit of talk about working with Dio.And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.By Focus on Metal (Dario, Scott, Julien, Mandy).
 
Jason Slater (jason-slater.com) was the bassist for Third Eye Blind and Snake River Conspiracy but he is probably best known as a record producer and in particular the producer for Queensryche’s output from 2005 to 2013.Jason had a massive two sessions of talk with Richie about those years and this week we bring the first hour of that dialog.An ...…
 
Century Media artists Havok have been bringing the thrash since 2004. You would think that after all this time that spellcheck would not try to correct the band name but apparently technology can’t keep up with the relentless assault of these thrashers.Richie spent a bit of time on the bus with the band when they had a tour stop in Worcester. H ...…
 
Our Kerrang! project continues on into 2018 this week as we talk with Steve “Krusher” Joule. Krusher was the Art Director at Kerrang! from 1982 to 1992. If that wasn’t enough metal cred he also hosted the ITV program “Raw Power”, designed album sleeves for Ozzy, Maiden, and Sabbath (to name a few), designed a few metal biographies, hosted Metal ...…
 
Double shot of metal goodness once again as we bring not one but two great chats this week. First up we talk with guitarist Gus G about his brand new release “Fearless” and we follow that up with a chat with Michael Sweet about the latest from Stryper “God Damn Evil”. Both of those releases are due to drop this Friday so this ought to get you i ...…
 
This week Richie has a marathon chat with vocalist Ron Young from Little Caesar. Those guys just released “Eight” their first studio effort in six years. Like the title of their 2016 live album “Brutally Honest” Ron doesn’t mince words about the music biz.To get more info and all the pertinent links head to LittleCaesar.net as Ron tells us, it’ ...…
 
This week Richie checks in with Thunder vocalist Danny Bowes about their new live album “Stage”. Given that Thunder has always had a huge fanbase in Europe unlike here in the States it’s only fitting that we let the Irishman in the house do this one.Wanna know about Thunder? Head to thunderonline.comAnd as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else ...…
 
A double header of metal goodness this week as we bring you chats with vocalists John Bush and John Corabi. Armored Saint will be celebrating the metal classic, “Symbol of Salvation” by embarking on a tour where they’ll play the album in its entirety. John Bush is making his first appearance on FoM and will be giving us the update on that. On A ...…
 
This week we talk with Mark Ruffneck founder and drummer of Finnish metal powerhouse OZ. Back in the fall they released “Transition State” via AFM records and after months of trying to square away schedules we finally got him on the show. It’s an awesome album and we want to really help get the word out.Track of the week is off the latest from ...…
 
This week we sit down with former Sounds writer Garry Bushell. He’s always been a guy we wanted to have on the show but the publishing of his book “Sounds of Glory Volume 1 Rocking All Over The World” was the icing on the metal cake. His Ozzy stories alone more than pay for the price of admission but this week you’re even getting some for free. ...…
 
Back for his third appearance on FoM we once again bring you guitarist Michael Schenker. Besides being out touring and bringing the Michael Schenker Fest to his fans Michael has also teamed up with his musical compatriots to bring you “Michael Schenker Fest Resurrection” an all new studio album featuring the vocals of Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet ...…
 
Back on episode 321 we talked with David Reece about the debut album from Sainted Sinners. Here we are almost a year later and Sainted Sinners has released their second album “Back With A Vengeance” via El Puerto Records and we are happy to have David back on Focus on Metal. David gave us the rundown on the latest release as well as give us som ...…
 
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