Under the Surface 72 and as Easter is here!! I took some time to dig deeper into some longer tracks and some new releases as hopefully we have some down time in the coming week. This week celebrates Pete Steele’s untimely passing, tracks from new discoveries “Head of Demon”, something from the new “Meshuggah - Immutable” and raking over some long forgotten gems in the shape of the Maldoror Kollective and Warhorse. Don’t worry there is still the familiar warmth of the likes of Accept and LA guns as well.
Under the Surface 71 track list is below.
Dream Theater - Caught In A Web
Fates Warning - Through Different Eyes
Sammy Hagar - I Cant Drive 55
David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
Dag Nasty - Values Here
The Stench - Downhill
Demons and Wizards - Blood On My Hands
Iced Earth - Hold At All Costs
Aphonic Threnody - Life Stabbed Me Once Again
Stillborn - Permanent Solution
The Haunted - Hollow Ground
At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
Alex Harvey - Midnight Moses
Captain Beefheart - Upon The My O My
Deep Purple - All The Time In The World
There are two NI Rocks Shows uploaded each week on Rock Radio NI. These are the playlists for those Shows for the month of March – all of which are still available from the On Demand Player. There are tracks by around 170 different artists on the Shows this month. There are also monthly Spotify playlists for the Friday NI Rocks Show featuring most of the tracks from each Show that month.
Playlists for February were published previously and most of those Shows are also available via the On Demand Player – http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/news/rrni-updates/3834-ni-rocks-playlists-for-february-2022
There was a new interview with Udo Dirkscneider on the Friday NI Rocks Show this month. The Show also included special promo features with Kris Barras and Marillion.
All previous interviews can be found here - http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/interviews.html and on the NI Rocks MixCloud page as well - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/ .
The “NI Rocks Recommends” feature for March includes album releases by Kris Barras Band, New Horizon, Radioactive, Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate, FM, Steve Dalton, Ronnie Atkins, Moonlight Haze, SheWolf, Gauntlet Rule, Shining Black, Altzi, Circle of Friends and Bomber.
John Elefante made his breakthrough in the music scene forty years ago when he was chosen to front American rock legends Kansas. He then went on to have a hugely successful career as a music producer and studio owner whilst also releasing a number of solo records and albums with Mastedon. On 22nd April he releases a new solo album called “The Amazing Grace” through Escape Records. I had the opportunity to chat with John about the new album and his career during a call on 28th March.
You can hear that interview on the Friday NI Rocks Show from 1st April which is available now via our MixCloud page - https://www.mixcloud.com/NIRocks/interview-with-john-elefante-on-the-friday-ni-rocks-show-1st-april-2022/
Under the Surface has been operating for just over a year now and thanks to all that have got in contact and sent in requests. This week’s show is Number 70 and takes a light touch look at the career of Scott Weinrich better known as Wino. There are very few musicians that have operated so prolifically in so many bands and projects over the last 40 years. This show gives a flavour of that with tracks from the likes of The Hidden Hand, The Obsessed and Place of Skulls. Also on offer this week is a glimpse of the latest Converge record – “Blood Moon” which is all enveloping and already shuffling into an annual top 10. Also alongside the above are tracks from the likes of Mortuary Drape and Clutch. Going forward the playlist from the previous week will be put up to see what was missed!!
Under the Surface 69
Ozzy Osbourne - Steal Away
Kiss - Love Her All I Can
Death - Zombie Ritual
Gruesome - A Waste of Life
Ghost - Spillways
Saxon - Age of Steam
Bethlehem - Gestern Starb Ich Schon Heute
Immolation - Age Of No Light
Iron Monkey - Fink Dial
Bog Oak - A Sea Without Shore
Faith No More - Cuckoo For Caca
Cardiacs - Day Is Gone
Iron Maiden - Invaders
Van Halen - Where Have All The Good Times Gone
Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman