Musical Interests and Links

Last Revised July 22nd, 2014

So much new and cool music..... little time. :) But, you have to look for it, not wait until it bites you...'cause the good stuff tends to hide.

Bands' thanks to me My fave CDs released in 2004 Types of music I like WREKage weekly metal show My Internet Radio Show (on SeismicRadio) Music Links

People who know me well, know that music holds a very special place in my heart. I've made a lot of friends in bands and such, and in some cases these fine folk border on becoming like family to me. :)

I've been thanked in several CDs. Here's a list, that I know of:

My Favorite CDs of 2004

The "Heavy" ListThe "Lighter" List
  • Agathodaimon, Serpent's Embrace (Nuclear Blast America)
  • Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
  • Borknagar - Epic
  • Cipher System, Central Tunnel Eight (Lifeforce)
  • Cradle of Filth, Nymphetamine (Roadrunner Records)
  • Dark Tranquility, Exposure -- In Retrospect And Denial (Century Media)
  • Demon Hunter, Summer of Darkness (Solid State)
  • Fear Factory, Archetype (Liquid 8 Records)
  • Forsaken, Traces Of The Past (Century Media)
  • God Dethroned, Lair of the White Worm (Metal Blade)
  • Hypocrisy, The Arrival (Nuclear Blast)
  • Into Eternity - Buried in Oblivion
  • Kataklysm, Serenity In Fire (Nuclear Blast)
  • Killswitch Engage, The End of Heartache (Roadrunner Records)
  • Lilitu - The Delores Lesion
  • Mastodon, Leviathan (Relapse)
  • Mercenary - 11 Dreams
  • Mnemic, The Audio Injected Soul (Nuclear Blast)
  • Necrophagist, Epitaph (Relapse Records)
  • Satyricon, Volcano (Red Ink/Epic)
  • Shadows Fall - The War Within
  • Sirenia, An Elixir for Existence (Napalm Records)
  • Tvangeste, Firestorm (Neoblast Records)
  • Yeti, 4-track demo (amazingly, still-unsigned band from Fla.)
  • Amorphis, Far From the Sun (Nuclear Blast)
  • Amaran, Pristine in Bondage (Listenable Records)
  • Angra - Temple of Shadows
  • Ayreon - The Human Equation two-disc set
  • Bella Morte, "As the Reasons Die"
  • Bella Morte, "Songs for the Dead"
  • Dream Theater, Live at Budokan (Rhino Records)
  • Evergrey - The Inner Circle
  • Iced Earth, The Glorious Burden (SPV)
  • Orphaned Land - Mabool
  • Nightingale - Invisible
  • Nightwish - Once
  • Pain of Salvation - 12:5
  • Pain of Salvation - Be
  • Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night
  • Superior, Ultra Live two-disc set
  • Tad Morose, Modus Vivendi (Century Media)
  • Therion, Lemuria / Sirius B.

Stuff That Generally Kicks My Ass

I'm not as much into progressive metal as I used to be, but bands like Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Superior, Savatage, Fates Warning, Angra, Symphony-X, Vitalij Kuprij and Sonata Arctica will always be fondly remembered.
I've gotten a lot into progressive death like Opeth, Death, Edge of Sanity, Pan-thy-Monium, etc., melodic death or black metal like Samael, Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child and Insomnium, black-metal like Emperor and Immortal, industrial and/or goth material from our good friends in Godhead, and great hard-to-classify material from Ozric Tentacles, Therion, King's X, Nightwish, Pain of Salvation, Dead Can Dance and my favorite CD ever, Devin Townsend's Ocean Machine.
Basically, if the band has talent and brings something extra or unusual to the table, I'm all over it!

Check out my old SeismicRadio playlists for a variety of stuff that I have played, and our ongoing >WREKage playlists for an idea of what metal artists we prefer. :)

Friday Nights, midnight - 6am or when we get tired: The Sweet Smell of MMMetal

Every week I head down to the Georgia Tech campus and WREK-FM, to help deejay on the WREKage metal show. One of the station's most popular formats since no-one else in town plays this stuff, the show is a staple of the local thrash/death/metal scene and has been for around thirty years! My old roommate Tim and I have been "community hosts" for the show for many years.

WREK-FM streams via MP3 on the Web, so you can listen in and hear us on the air in near-CD quality, whether during the show or for one full week afterward! Click here and then go to "Listen to WREK." You can compare what you're hearing with our most recent playlist, available on the site.

During the show, you can even call us at 404-894-2468 with your requests.

Musical Links -- The Short-List

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