New York-based radio promotion powerhouse Skateboard Marketing Ltd., headed by music industry veteran Munsey Ricci, is celebrating its 30th anniversary of taking heavy metal and hard rock music to the airwaves. Radio promotion is still an unsung, but crucial aspect off the music industry and many bands would not simply be heard, even i in the streaming age without brands like Skateboard. Continue reading →
As we reported earlier in the week, Boston area legendary radio station WAAF, which played and integral part in Rock and Metal programming for fifty years was sold and has swapped formats starting today, Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., on Tuesday, announced a deal to sell Rock 107.3 WAAF Boston to Educational Media Foundation for $10.75 million in cash. EMF has confirmed they will convert to ‘contemporary Christian’ programming. For their final song ever, the station played the track the debuted their station with fifty years ago, ‘Black Sabbath’, by Black Sabbath, which was a brand new song when the station appeared. The main band of the station, 107.3 is on to other programs today, but their smaller bands are still operating and they are going to continue for now as an online radio station. They are still hosting The Big Gig Anniversary concert, featuring Godsmack and Halestorm.
Sad times for heavy music radio fans in the Boston area as legendary station WAAF, which played an integral part in Rock and Metal programming for fifty years has been sold and will swap formats this Saturday. Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., on Tuesday, announced a deal to sell Rock 107.3 WAAF Boston to Educational Media Foundation for $10.75 million in cash. EMF has confirmed they will convert to ‘contemporary Christian’ programming. WAAF was not only a booster for rock but was instrumental in breaking mainstream active rock and countless metal bands to commercial acclaim. Some of their other stations will still air the rock formats for now, but it definitely signifies the end of an era.
As we previously reported, Rammstein will release their new self-titled album May 17th via Universal/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the US. The band has shared five snippets of new songs today via their YouTube, including ‘Radio’, ‘Zeig Dich’, ‘Ausländer’, ‘Sex’, and ‘Puppe’. They sound awesome so check them out right now below! Last month the band released an epic nine-minute Specter Berlin-directed video for ‘Deutschland’, their first new single in nine years. Check out ourreview of that here.Continue reading →
British politician, Ed Miliband, recently invited Napalm Death front man Barney Greenway to his show on BBC Radio 2. During their conversation, Barney explained the merits and sub genres of metal to Ed, which led to the politician to ask for extreme metal vocal lessons. Continue reading →
Metallica will be releasing Hardwired…To Self-Destruct on November 18th via Blackened Records, and they’ve just announced a radio takeover, plus special sales on their web store to heighten the excitement for the new record. Continue reading →
Submitted for your approval, the year is 1991. Already a bang up year for monumental rock and metal releases, Soundgarden releases Badmotorfinger on the now defunct A&M records sets the heavy music world on its ear. Sure in the climate where Nirvana’sNevermind was climbing the charts and Metallica’s “Black Album” was already a legit hit too. Residing right in the middle, just as the “Seattle” craze was capturing people wad Soundgarden. That Badmotorfinger would go on to be the defining moment in their career wasn’t a surprise considering their history.