Saturday, December 19, 2009

Week Ten Update!

Whoa! That semester really flew by! Today was the last installment of The Combine for a few weeks, but sit tight because I'm sure I'll be back next semester with more headbanging tunes for you. Thanks so much to anyone who has tuned in to listen, it really means a lot to me that people are tuning in and digging the music I've been playing. Today's show featured an all Holiday/Winter themed playlist of killer metal tunes to get everyone in the holiday spirit, the perfect set of songs to jam out to when you celebrate with Grandma and Grandpa and the rest of the family. See you next semester right? Keep it brutal until then!


The Combine on WECB 12/19/2009

"Carol Of The Bells" August Burns Red, Single

"Frostbite" Parkway Drive, Horizons

"Black Santa" The Red Chord, Clients

"Christmas With The Devil" Spinal Tap, This Is Spinal Tap

"Wizards Of Winter" Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Lost Christmas

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" Various Artists, We Wish You A Metal Xmas

"Scarlet To Snow" Blackguard, Profugus Mortis

"No Presents For Christmas" King Diamond, The Dark Sides

"Thy Winter Kingdom" Behemoth, Demonica

"Oh Holy Night" Halford, Halford III - Winter Songs

"At The Heart Of Winter" Immortal, At The Heart Of Winter

"Silent Night" Various Artists, We Wish Your A Metal Xmas

"Timeless Winter" Into Eternity, The Scattering Of Ashes

"Black Xmas" Venom, Calm Before The Storm

"Winter's Wolves" The Sword, Age Of Winters

"Beyond The Permafrost" Skeletonwitch, Beyond The Permafrost

"Mr. Freeze" Slayer, Undisputed Attitude

"Cold" At The Gates, Slaughter Of The Soul

"Sathana Claus" Gehennah, No Fucking Christmas

"Run Rudolph Run" Various Artists, We Wish You A Metal Xmas

"Enlightened By The Cold" Shadows Fall, The War Within

"Into Cold Darkness" Vital Remains, Into Cold Darkness

"Frost Storm" Wastelander, Wardrive

"Iced Earth" Iced Earth, Iced Earth

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Week Nine Update

Another awesome week of brutal metal jams here on The Combine. Hope you enjoyed this week's playlist. Be sure to come back next week, I think my friends in Razormaze might swing by the studio to drop some big news so you should definitely tune in. In other news I just learned that The Black Dahlia Murder, who I've played often on the show, will be in Cambridge at the Middle East Club for a stop on their new headlining tour on 3/21/10, tickets are on sale this Friday 12/18 for $13, I'm definitely going. Until Saturday, keep it brutal!

The Combine on WECB 12/12/09

"Det Iskalla Trollblodet" Finntroll, Nattfodd
"Heavens Fall" Gorgoroth, Antichrist
"Progenies Of THe Great Apocalypse" Dimmu Borgir, Death Cult Armageddon
"Sons Of Northern Darkness" Immortal, Sons Of Northern Darkness
"Cemetery And Sundown" Cradle Of Filth, Thornography
"At The Crack Of Doom" Warbringer, War Without End
"Enemy Of God" Kreator, Enemy Of God
"Battery" Metallica, Master Of Puppets
"Longing For Domination" Skeletonwitch, Breathing The Fire
"Revolution Is My Name" Pantera, Reinventing The Steel
"Brain Dead" The Plasmatics, Maggots: The Record
"A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)" Megadeth, United Abominations
"Be Quick Or Be Dead" Iron Maiden, Fear Of The Dark
"Dead Eternity" In Flames, The Jester Race
"Never Again" Killswitch Engage, Killswitch Engage
"The Faded Line" Lamb Of God, Ashes Of The Wake
"Reverie/Harlequin Forest" Opeth, Ghost Reveries
"Dead In The Brine" Enfold Darkness, Our Cursed Rapture
"Lay The Tarp" The Red Chord, Clients
"Our Requiem" Winds Of Plague, The Great Stone War
"Sleepless" Despised Icon, Day Of Mourning
"Skin Deep (Feat. Johnny Plague)" Sea Of Treachery, Single Demo
"Chelsea Smile" Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Season

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Week Eight Upd8

Week 8 was totally gr8. Lots of good metal, I discussed some awesome shows that I saw in the past week which featured bands like Winds of Plague, Oceano, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Unfold Darkness and Beneath The Massacre. Be sure to tune in next week for more awesome metal tunes and news on upcoming shows and all that good stuff! 2-4 on Saturday as always, to stream live. Upcoming shows this week include...

12/8 Municipal Waste @ Palladium Upstairs

The Combine on WECB 12/5/2009

"The Last In Line" Dio, The Very Best Of Dio

"The Departure" Abigail Williams, In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns

"Necropolis" The Black Dahlia Murder, Deflorate

"The Takeover" Born Of Osiris, The New Reign

"Rational Gaze" Meshuggah, Nothing [Remix]

"Society's Disposable Son" Beneath The Massacre, Mechanics Of Dysfunction

"Our Cursed Rapture" Enfold Darkness, Our Cursed Rapture

"Planetary Duality I: Hideous Revelation" The Faceless, Planetary Duality

"Planetary Duality II: A Prophecies Fruition" The Faceless, Planetary Duality

"Heavy Lies The Crown" Doomriders, Darkness Come Alive

"Dead Eyes See No Future" Arch Enemy, Anthems Of Rebellion

"Spiralling Into Depression" Into Eternity, Buried In Oblivion

"The Perfect Design" Dillinger Escape Plan, Miss Machine

"Slayer Of Light" Ensiferum, Iron

"District Of Misery" Oceano, Depths

"Chest And Horns" Winds Of Plague, The Great Stone War

"Five One Four" Despised Icon, Day Of Mourning

"Lashed To The Slave Stick" Nile, Annihilation Of The Wicked

"Hammer Down The Nails" Vital Remains, Icons Of Evil

"Experiment In Horticulture" Cannabis Corpse, Tube Of The Resinated

"This Mortal Coil" Carcass, Heartwork

"Cyanide Assassin" Cannibal Corpse, The Wretched Spawn

"A Body Farm" Cattle Decapitation, The Harvest Floor

"Vigil" Lamb Of God, As The Palaces Burn

Check out this awesome footage (courtesy of Rev Aaron at of The Faceless from the 11/27 New Hampshire show at Rocko's I went to, you can even see me a few times down front with my shaved head. Enjoy!

Week Seven Update

OhhhhAhhhhh! That's my air raid siren scream in case you didn't quite get that. I hope you enjoyed this most epic power metal installment of the show, played some great stuff as you can see below. You can never go wrong with some Manowar I always say. No Combine next week as everyone will be off-campus for Thanksgiving for a few days but we'll be back in 2 weeks with another brutal playlist and some cool concert recaps. Shows this week include...

11/27 The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Beneath The Massacre, Enfold Darkness, The Summoned & more @ Rocko's (NH)

12/3 California Love Tour ft. Winds of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Sleeping Giant, Oceano, Circle of Contempt @ Palladium Upstairs

12/4 Ensiferum, Blackguard, Ex Deo, Swashbuckle, Underlying Truth @ Palladium Upstairs

The Combine on WECB 11/21/2009

"Stand Up And Shout" Dio, The Very Best Of Dio

"Majesty" Gamma Ray, Majestic

"Head Up High" Firewind, The Premonition

"Die For Metal" Manowar, Gods Of War

"Lionheart" Blind Guardian, A Twist In The Myth

"Before The Duel" Dark Moor, Beyond The Sea

"We Go Down" Primal Fear, Black Sun

"Tierras De Leyenda" Tierra Santa, Tierras De Leyenda

"Kingdom Of The Damned" Dream Evil, Dragon Slayer

"Rule The World" Kamelot, Ghost Opera

"Leaving All Behind" Cellador, Enter Deception

"Dorian" Demons & WIzards, Touched By The Crimson King

"Wake Up Dreaming Black" Edguy, Tinnitus Sanctus

"In The Arms Of Perdition" Despised Icon, The Ills Of Modern Man

"Origins And Endings" Winds Of Plague, Decimate The Weak

"Girl Of Glass" Suicide Silence, The Cleansing

"Rise Of The Poisoned Youth" Terror, The Damned, The Shamed

"Nowhere To Turn" Death Before Dishonor, Count Me In

"Sons Of Belial" The Faceless, Planetary Duality

"Legion OF Parasites" Dismantle The Cyborg, Dismantle The Cyborg

"The Stench Of Misery" Beneath The Massacre, Mechanics Of Dysfunction

"Cherry Red" Earthless, Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky

"Shortest Straw" Metallica, …And Justice For All

"Jake Leg" Baroness, Blue Record

"This Is Who We Are" As I Lay Dying, An Ocean Between Us

Monday, November 16, 2009

Week Six (Six Six) Update

Whoa! Six weeks and six shows in already, time is flyin' by. This week featured some metal classics and some old school stuff as well as some awesome contemporary metal tunes so I hope you enjoyed all that The Combine had to offer this past Saturday. With each successive blog entry from here on out I'm going to post some gigs in the Boston area for the upcoming week so you can check here to see what metal shows are happening each week. Coming up this week are..

11/20 Marduk, Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Black Angel, Merrimack @ Palladium
11/21 Baroness, Earthless, U.S. Christmas @ Middle East Club downstairs

The Combine on WECB 11/14/2009

"Dismantle The Dictator" Revocation, Existence Is Futile

"Now, Diabolical" Satyricon, Now, Diabolical

"Welcome To Hell" Venom, Kissing The Beast

"Blasphemer" Sodom, In The Sign Of Evil

"Temples Of Sin" Nocturnal, Arrival Of The Carnivore

"The Ritual" Witchery, Don't Fear The Reaper

"Blinding Black Rage" Skeletonwitch, Breathing The Fire

"Nuke The Cross" Toxic Holocaust, An Overdose Of Death

"Mind Eraser" Municipal Waste, Hazardous Mutation

"A Horse Called Golgotha" Baroness, Blue Record

"Trampled Under Hoof" Mastodon, Remission

"Denounced, Disgraced" The Black Dahlia Murder, Deflorate

"The Ancient Covenant" The Faceless, Planetary Duality

"The Takeover" Born of Osiris, The New Reign

"The Eyes Of The Ranger" Sea of Treachery, At Daggers Drawn

"Crawl Back" Veil of Maya, The Common Man's Collapse

"Storming The Gates Of Hell" Impending Doom, The Serpent Servant

"Peace Sells" Megadeth, Peace Sells…But Who's Buying?

"Creeping Death" Metallica, Ride The Lightning

"Ace of Spades" Motorhead, Ace of Spades

"5 Minutes Alone" Pantera, Far Beyond Driven

"Inferno (Unleash The Fire)" Symphony X, The Odyssey

"Honor Thy Father" Dream Theater, Train Of Thought

"Modern Meat" Animals As Leaders, Animals As Leaders

Monday, November 9, 2009

Week Five Update

Hey youuu guuuuuys! Goonies anyone? Happy November, I hope you enjoyed this week's tunes! I tried to provide some solid variety this week with some Christian hardcore, black metal, grindcore, metalcore, viking metal, etc. Even got a few requests in for people, love those, send me some for next week! Hope everything is going well, until next week keep it brutal! Don't forget to check out the Immortal video below too while you're here!


The Combine on WECB 11/7/2009

"You Already Know What You Are" A Day To Remember, Homesick
"Der Weibliche Fuhrer" Before There Was Rosalyn,
The Fuhrer
"Marianas Trench" August Burns Red,
"To Plant A Seed" We Came As Romans,
To Plant A Seed
"The Scorpion Deathlock" The Devil Wears Prada,
"Cliff Burton Surprise" The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza,
The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
"Sleepless Nights In The Compound" The Red Chord,
Fed Through The Teeth Machine
"Girl In The Slayer Jacket" Pig Destroyer,
Phantom Limb
"Dead Mountain Mouth" Genghis Tron,
Dead Mountain Mouth
"Grim And Frostbitten Kingdoms" Immortal,
Battles In The North
"Amy" Absu,
"Chalk Face" Enochian Crescent,
Black Church
"Tides of Chaos" Enslaved,
"Savior Self" Divine Heresy,
Bleed The Fifth!
"My Last Serenade" Killswitch Engage,
Alive Or Just Breathing
"Behind Me LIes Another Fallen Soldier" As I Lay Dying,
Frail Words Collapse
"The Great Dividers" Unearth,
The Oncoming Storm
"Cable Ready Techno Slut" The Acacia Strain,
…And Life Is Very Long
"Sharks In Your Mouth" I Killed The Prom Queen,
Music For The Recently Deceased
"Across The Rainbow Bridge" Amon Amarth,
Versus The World
"This Round's On Me" Blackguard,
Profugus Morits
"A Portage To The Unknown" Turisas,
The Varangian Way
"Battle Song" Ensiferum,
"Bleed On Command" Razormaze,
The True Speed Of Steel

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Week Four Update

Happy Halloween! I tried to incorporate some Halloween-ish tunes into the show this week, hope you enjoyed! As always you can find this week's playlist below. Anyone going to see Gwar tonight? You should! Say hi, I'll be in a giant Frylock costume. Until next weak keep it brutal!


The Combine on WECB 10/31/2009

"Worms Will Feed" Converge, Axe To Fall
"Where Strides the Behemoth" Mastodon, Remission
"Heretics & Killers" Protest The Hero, Kezia
"Demoralizer" The Red Chord, Fed Through The Teeth Machine
"Embedded" Job For A Cowboy, Genesis
"Halloween" Winds of Plague, The Great Stone War
"Cursing Akenaten" After The Burial, Rareform (Rerelease)
"Black Gold Reign" All Shall Perish, Awaken The Dreamers
"Diva of Disgust" Despised Icon, Day of Mourning
"Soulstorming Echoes" Emeth, Telesis
"Terrorstorm" Animosity, Animal
"We Hate You" Electric Wizard, Dopethrone
"Tower Place" Burning Witch, Crippled Lucifer
"Paralyzed" Into Eternity, The Scattering of Ashes
"Painkiller" Death, The Sound of Perseverance
"Welcome Home" King Diamond, Them
"Elmira" A Faylene Sky, The Hero Versus Us
"It's Not Safe To Swim Today" Veil Of Maya, The Common Man's Collapse
"Everything Went Black" The Black Dahlia Murder, Nocturnal
"Beneath Dying Skies" Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Bloodlust
"Abstract Art" Born Of Osiris, The New Reign
"A Solemn Oath" Thy Will Be Done, In Ancient Of Days
"Roots Bloody Roots" Sepultura, Roots
"An Incarnation's Dream" Atheist, Unquestionable Presence
"Ocean Planet" Gojira, From Mars to Sirius
"Her Ghost In The Fog" Cradle of Filth, Love Craft & Witch Hearts

Monday, October 26, 2009

Catching Up with Sea Of Treachery

Yesterday I finally got the chance to catch Sea Of Treachery live for the first time at their show in Arlington, Massachusetts as part of the Be Shred or Be Dead tour presented by Malus clothing. The show was amazing and Sea Of Treachery were super friendly guys. I even got a chance to do a short interview with vocalist Alex Huffman who was super cool to talk to and an all around great guy. Check out the interview below, it also features a few live clips of the band's performance. As always, be sure to tune in Saturday from 2-4 for your weekly dose of mosh music, stream live from


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Week Three Update

Hey there heshers and headbangers, I hope you enjoyed week three of THE COMBINE on WECB. Today's installment of the show was particularly fun to participate in because today was the Saturday Thrashtacular edition of the show. Razormaze, a local thrash outfit from Boston, stopped by for an interview and I played some killer thrash tunes this week. You can check out some video from the interview below. Be sure to tune in next week, It'll be Halloween which is of course the most metal of all holidays. As usual you can find this week's playlist below. Keep it brutal!


The Combine on WECB 10/24/2009

"Zombie Blood Nightmare" Gama Bomb, Citizen Brain
"Slave To The Maze" Razormaze, The True Speed of Steel
"Ordered To Thrash" Violator, Chemical Assault
"Relentless Threat" Municipal Waste, Massive Aggressive
"Firebeast" Fatal, Born 2 Thrash EP
"Systematic Genocide" Warbringer, War Without End
"Black and White" Toxik, Think This
"Wardrive" Wastelander, Wardrive
"Fallen Angel" Bulldozer, The Day Of Wrath
"Chemical Imbalance" Gammacide, Victims of Science
"Destroyers" The Plasmatics, Maggots: The Record
"Killed By Death" Motorhead, The Best of Motorhead
"Honey Bucket" Melvins, Houdini
"O'er Hell And Hide" Baroness, Blue Record
"Within Your Grief" Withered, Momento Mori
"Baby's First Coffin" Dillinger Escape Plan, Miss Machine
"Antman" The Red Chord, Clients
"The System's Failure" Beneath The Massacre, Mechanics of Dysfunction
"Necropolis" The Black Dahlia Murder, Deflorate
"Songs For The Damned" All Shall Perish, Awaken The Dreamers
"Smoke Ya Later" The Acacia Strain, 3750
"Purging Of The Wicked" Sea of Treachery, At Daggers Drawn

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Saturday Thrashtacular with Razormaze

Tune in this Saturday October 24th from 2-4 PM for a very special Saturday Thrashtacular installment of THE COMBINE on WECB. This week's show will feature a focus on some great thrash metal as well as an in-studio appearance from Boston thrash masters Razormaze. Be sure to listen and catch the interview with Razormaze, this show is not to be missed!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Week Two Update

Hey there metal maniacs, I hope you all enjoyed the second installment of THE COMBINE on WECB, the underground sound of Emerson College. Be sure to tune in next week for our in studio interview with local thrash masters Razormaze, you won't want to miss this!! As usual you'll find this week's playlist below. Check out the Despised Icon video I've posted as well, its pretty cool, and fitting too, Boston has been pretty chilly as of late. See you next week, until then keep it brutal.

- Chris

The Combine on WECB 10/17/2009

"Entre Le Bien Et Le Mal" Despised Icon, Day of Mourning

"Two Inches From A Main Artery" Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Bloodlust

"Predator; Never Prey" The Acacia Strain, The Dead Walk

"The Serpent Servant" Impending Doom, The Serpent Servant

"...And Into The Flame" Skeletonwitch, Breathing The Fire

"City Of A Million Graves" Toxic Holocaust, An Overdose of Death

"Black Thunder" Doomriders, Black Thunder

"Mourning Without The Sun" Thy Will Be Done, In Ancient of Days

"Tiger" Periphery, Self Titled

"An Ascent" Born of Osiris, A Higher Place

"Rareform" After The Burial, Rareform Rerelease

"Classic Struggle" Winds of Plague, The Great Stone War

"The World Beyond" Abigail Williams, In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns

"Insomnia" Vader, The Beast

"Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld" Nile, Those Whom The Gods Detest

"Dechristianize" Vital Remains, Dechristianize

"French Inquisition" Bleeding Through, Declaration

"My Promise" It Dies Today, The Caitiff Choir

"I Never Wanted" As I Lay Dying, An Ocean Between Us

"Ascendancy" Trivium, Ascendancy

"Wapakalypse" The Devil Wears Prada, With Roots Above and Branches Below

"Am I Demon" Danzig, Danzig

"Triple Corpse Hammerblow" Children of Bodom, Hate Crew Deathroll

"Sentient Predator" Resistant Culture, Welcome To Reality