Friday, July 30, 2010

Thank You!

Thanks for an awesome Summer, see you in the Fall!

-The Combine

Week Seven of Summer 2010

Today marked the final show of The Combine's Summer 2010 run, but not to worry, The Combine will be back soon when the fall semester at Emerson College starts and WECB picks back up for the school year! Today's playlist was awesome, I played some great new music from The Acacia Strain, Avenged Sevenfold, Decrepit Birth, Ion Dissonance and others. I also recapped my experiences at the Cool Tour and Mayhem Festival. As I mentioned on the show, a lot of the bands I played today will be part of the Summer Slaughter/ Over The Limit tour tomorrow at the Palladium in Worcester. Should be a blast! Thanks for listening as always, I'll see you in the fall!

"Anodyne Sea" As I Lay Dying, The Powerless Rise
"Foam Born: (B) The Decade of Statues" Between The Buried And Me, Colors
"The Impaler" The Acacia Strain, Wormwood
"Dead Weight" Cruel Hand, Prying Eyes
"Hollow" Integrity, Humanity Is The Devil
"Feel The Pain" Terror, The Damned, The Shamed
"World I Hate" Trapped Under Ice, Secrets Of The World
"The Faded Line" Lamb Of God, Ashes Of The Wake
"The Impaler" Winds of Plague, Decimate The Weak
"Wykydtron" 3 Inches of Blood, Advance And Vanquish
"Ex's And Oh's" Atreyu, A Deathgrip On Yesterday
"God Hates Us" Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
"Higher Learning" Down To Nothing, The Most
"Slipping Away" Reign Supreme, Testing The Limits of Infinite
"Through The Cracks" The Ghost Inside, Returners
"3/60" Stick To Your Guns, The Hope Division
"No Care Ever" Ion Dissonance, Cursed
"Bloodmeat" Protest The Hero, Fortress
"Offspring of Time" Burning The Masses, Offspring of Time
"A Mandatory Sacrifice" Oceano, Depths
"Hour of The Time" The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events
"Disciples of Hell" Vital Remains, Icons Of Evil
"Dark Passenger" Veil of Maya, [id]
"Embarrassment Legacy" The Red Chord, Fed Through The Teeth Machine
"Soraya" Animals As Leaders, Animals As Leaders
"Counting The Days" Cephalic Carnage, Anomalies
"Horizons Of Chaos, Pt. 2: Hypocrisy" The Faceless, Akeldama
"Eradication" All Shall Perish, The Price of Existence
"The Resonance" Decrepit Birth, Polarity

This week's video is a promo for the Summer Slaughter tour and it features some cool live footage of a few of the bands. So stoked for this show tomorrow, see you in the pit!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Week Six of Summer 2010

Today's show highlighted a bunch of different metal and hardcore, including a solid block of hair/glam metal tunes. I also recapped my first ever Warped Tour experience and highlighted some of the bands from the upcoming Summer Slaughter / Over The Limit tour at the Worcester Palladium. I also played new tunes from Avenged Sevenfold, Terror, Whitechapel & The Sword. The Combine will not be on air this Friday as I'll bet at a show in New Hampshire (and also interviewing Reign Supreme) but not to worry, we'll be back in full force on the 30th with lots of new music, so tune in then! Enjoy the week off and come bang your head on the 30th!

"Buried Alive" Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
"Believed" Trapped Under Ice, Secrets Of The World
"Unspoken" The Ghost Inside, Returners
"Under The Ice" Cruel Hand, Without A Pulse
"Stick Tight" Terror, Keepers Of The Faith
"And Come What May" Reign Supreme, Testing The Limits of Infinite
"Shout At The Devil" Motley Crue, Shout At The Devil
"Lay It Down" Ratt, Ratt & Roll 81-91
"Let It Go" Loudness, Lightning Strikes
"Eyes Of A Panther" Steel Panther, Feel The Steel
"Under The Blade" Twisted Sister, Big Hits & Nasty Cuts
"Sorrowspell" Carnifex, Hell Chose Me
"Prison Born" The Faceless, Planetary Duality
"Namaste" Veil of Maya, [id]
"When Life Meant More..." All Shall Perish, Awaken The Dreamers
"Purging Of The Wicked" Sea of Treachery, At Daggers Drawn
"Put To Rest" Born of Osiris, A Higher Place
"Last Torture Preferment" Cerebral Effusion, Impulsive Psychopathic Acts
"Repulsive Display of Human Upholstery" Short Bus Pile Up, Repulsive Display of Human Upholstery
"Reprogrammed To Hate" Whitechapel, A New Era of Corruption
"The Sadness Will Never End" Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Season
"Idols And Anchors" Parkway Drive, Horizons
"Disengage" Suicide Silence, No Time To Bleed
"Organ Grinder" Every Time I Die, The Big Dirty
"The Chosen" Unearth, The March
"Beyond Our Suffering" As I Lay Dying, The Powerless Rise
"Hail to Fire" Mastodon, Lifesblood
"Tres Brujas" The Sword, Warp Riders
"Cockroach En Fleur" Baroness, Red Album

Today on the show I played a new track from Avenged Sevenfold, their new album Nightmare will be in stores next Tuesday July 27. Check out the new video for the title track below.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Week Five of Summer 2010!

Today's edition of The Combine was (in part) a Power Metal Spectacular! I usually don't play all that much power metal type stuff on the show so I decided to dedicate the better part of Friday's show to the genre. I'm off to Warped Tour tomorrow, never been before but this tour seems to get progressively more metal each year. Baby steps I guess, haha. Should be a blast. See you Friday for more headbanging tunes!

"Samur" Shipwreck Ad, Abyss
"Bastardmaker" American Me, Siberian Nightmare Machine
"Between The Lines" The Ghost Inside, Returners
"To Plant A Seed" We Came As Romans, To Plant A Seed
"Heartwork" Carcass, Heartwork
"There's A Time And Place For Everything" The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events
"Sunshine The Werewolf" Dillinger Escape Plan, Miss Machine
"Ow My Feelings" Periphery, Periphery
"Angry Mob Justice" The Acacia Strain, The Dead Walk
"This Will Never End" Blind Guardian, A Twist in the Myth
"Battle Hymn" Manowar, Battle Hymns
"The Sea (Bonus Track)" Dark Moor, Beyond The Sea
"Rule The World" Kamelot, Ghost Opera
"Brother's Keeper" Firewind, Burning Earth
"Dorian" Demons & Wizards, Touched By The Crimson King
"My Own Savior" Iced Earth, Something Wicked This Way Comes
"Forgotten Soul" Mystic Prophecy, Regressus
"I'm Alive" Helloween, Keeper Of The Seven Keys
"Send Me A Sign" Gamma Ray, Power Plant
"Ministry of Saints" Edguy, Tinnitus Sanctus
"Hearts On Fire" Hammerfall, Crimson Thunder
"The Chosen Ones" Dream Evil, Dragon Slayer
"Never Again" Cellador, Enter Deception
"Inferno (Unleash The Fire)" Symphony X, The Odyssey

Also, the Cool Tour just kicked off tonight, it'll be in town (Boston) on July 20 at the House of Blues. Headliners As I Lay Dying are joined by Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, The Acacia Strain, Cancer Bats & more. Check out AILD's new video below!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Week Four of Summer 2010!

And The Combine is back after a week off! This week I played a lot of new music and including some tracks from a few of the groups currently on the Vans Warped Tour and Summer Slaughter tour. I also announced a bunch of great shows coming up in the next few months. Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence and Commissioner gave us a twitter shout-out which was pretty rad. (Are you following @thecombinerocks yet??). Whitechapel interview with Alex Wade to be posted soon, stay tuned! See you next Friday!

"Deadweight" Parkway Drive, Deep Blue
"Miseries of the Flesh" Razormaze, Miseries EP
"Thrashaholic" Gama Bomb, Citizen Brain
"Future Shock" Toxic Holocaust, An Overdose Of Death
"The Higler" Veil of Maya, [id]
"The Fractal Effect" After The Burial, Rareform (Re-release)
"Entrapment" Meshuggah, Catch Thirty-Three
"Zombie" Vortice, Zombie
"I'm Charming" The Black Dahlia Murder, Miasma
"Unto Others" At the Gates, Slaughter of the Soul
"Unleash Hell" Vital Remains, Dechristianize
"Sacrifice Unto Sebek" Nile, Annihilation Of The Wicked
"The Purge" Immolation, Majesty and Decay
"Consume" Commissioner, Single
"There Will Be Violence" Impending Doom, There Will Be Violence
"Offspring of Time" Burning The Masses, Offspring of Time
"Stick Tight" Terror, Keepers of the Faith
"Higher Learning" Down To Nothing, The Most
"Begin Descension" Cruel Hand, Prying Eyes
"Indian Theme" Mastodon, Jonah Hex EP
"Reprogrammed To Hate" Whitechapel, A New Era of Corruption
"W.A.L.L.S." The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events
"Modern Age Slavery" Beneath The Massacre, Mechanics Of Dysfunction
"Nigeria" Stray From The Path, Make Your Own History
"No Son Of Mine" Every Time I Die, The Big Dirty
"Diamonds Aren't Forever" Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Season
"Girl Of Glass" Suicide Silence, The Cleansing
"Jonestown" The Acacia Strain, Wormwood
"Behaving Badly" Animals As Leaders, Animals As Leaders
"Heaven in Her Arms" Converge, Jane Doe
"Confined" As I Lay Dying, Shadows Are Security
"Funerapolis" Electric Wizard, Dopethrone

Check out Stray From The Path's new video for "Damien" below, it was made on a budget of $82 with the help of their friends, and it looks pretty cool. They'll be playing Transmission Fest at the Palladium in Worcester on August 7.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Week Three of Summer 2010!

Today was a big day for The Combine. Oderus Urungus of GWAR phoned in for an interivew that ended up being on the funniest things I've ever heard. Big thanks to the GWAR camp and the great people over at Metal Blade for making it happen! In other news, solid playlist as always today. I also announced another upcoming interview, next week I'll be interviewing Alex Wade of Whitechapel fame about their new album A New Era of Corruption. Unfortunately it won't be on Friday, it'll be on Wednesday so it won't be on air but I'll be posting the interview on the blog, so look forward to that! See you next week for more metal and hardcore!

"Let Us Slay" GWAR,
Lust In Space
"Siberian Divide" Mastodon,
Blood Mountain
"The Sweetest Curse" Baroness,
Blue Record
"Goin' Blind" Melvins,
"Bear Witness" Doomriders,
Darkness Come Alive
"Frost Hammer" High on Fire,
Snakes For The Divine
"Parallels" As I Lay Dying,
The Powerless Rise
"Deathmask Divine" The Black Dahlia Murder,
"The Sweet Life" Every Time I Die,
New Junk Aesthetic
"The Benefits of Your Demise" Enfold Darkness,
Our Cursed Rapture
"From Hell" Dark Moor,
Dark Moor
"Follow The Reaper" Children of Bodom,
Follow The Reaper
"Leaving All Behind" Cellador,
Enter Deception
"Severe Emotional Distress" Into Eternity,
The Scattering of Ashes
"Brimstone Landscapes" Augury,
Fragmeentary Evidence
"Monolith" Emeth,
"Simulacra" Integrity,
The Blackest Curse
"Feel The Pain" Terror,
The Damned, The Shamed
"Failure" Reign Supreme,
Testing the Limits of Infinite
"We're On The Run" Down To Nothing,
"Expressionless" Disembodied,
Psalms of Sheol
"Greater Distance" The Ghost Inside,
"Damien" Stray From The Path,
Make Your Own History
"3/60" Stick To Your Guns,
The Hope Division
"Jonestown" The Acacia Strain,
"Conspiracy of Silence" Fleshgod Apocalypse,
"Hammer Down the Nails" Vital Remains,
Icons of Evil

Speaking of Alex Wade and Whitechapel, check out their brand-spankin' new video for "The Darkest Day of Man," its pretty cool!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Week Two of Summer 2010!

Today's installment of The Combine ruled pretty hard. Some girls in at Virginia College got their entire college class to listen to the show, that's so rad! Kudos to them for keeping it brutal! It's awesome knowing that people all over the world are tuning in, twitter is a pretty cool tool when it comes to reaching out to metalheads I guess. *cough* follow @thecombinerocks *cough* This week the show featured lots of awesome new metal and a nice solid block of hardcore. I also announced some upcoming interviews for the summer: GWAR next week, and Reign Supreme, The Faceless & Veil of Maya coming in July! How awesome is that? See you next week, Oderus from GWAR will be on the show for an interview, don't miss it!!!

"Thru Our Scars" Fleshgod Apocalypse, Mafia
"Resonance of the Foul" Burning The Masses, Offspring of Time
"Appeasing The Butcher" Short Bus Pile Up, Repulsive Display of Human Upholstery
"Infinite Corruption" I Declare War, Malevolence
"Breeding Violence" Whitechapel, A New Era of Curruption
"Bloodsmear" Woe Of Tyrants, Threnody
"The Great Fear" Impending Doom, There Will Be Violence
"Seasons In The Abyss" Slayer, Seasons In The Abyss
"Wake Up Dead" Megadeth, Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
"Napalm In The Morning" Sodom, M-16
"El Dorado" Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier
"Welcome To The Family" A Day To Remember, Homesick
"Apostle" Reign Supreme, Testing The Limits of Infinite
"Unspoken" The Ghost Inside, Returners
"Push It Away" Terror, Lowest Of The Low
"This Is More" Stick To Your Guns, For What It's Worth
"Hollow" Integrity, Humanity Is The Devil
"Torchlight Procession" Kingdom of Sorrow, Behind The Blackest Tears
"Back Burner" August Burns Red, Messengers
"Dark Passenger" Veil of Maya, [id]
"Ol'e Nessie" Mastodon, Remission
"The Human Stain" Kamelot, Ghost Opera
"The Smoke of Her Burning" Cradle of Filth, Damnation And A Day
"She Comes In Colors" Nevermore, The Obsidian Conspiracy
"The Mundane and The Magic" Dark Tranquility, Fiction
"Menace of Vanity" Epica, The Divine Conspiracy
"Sadam a Go-Go" GWAR, This Toilet Earth

Check out Parkway Drive's new video for "Sleepwalker" (which I played on the show last week), its a great song and visually the video is really cool!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Interview with GWAR on-air Friday 6/18!

That's right! Next Friday 6/18/2010 Oderus Urungus of intergalactic metal legends GWAR will be on-air with The Combine. This interview is not to be missed, so make sure you tune in promptly at 2:00 pm E.S.T. to listen, Oderus will be on towards the beginning of the show. As usual, to listen visit to stream live. GWAR will be in Boston playing at the House of Blues on Sunday June 20.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Week One of Summer 2010!

I'll start off by saying it's definitely good to be back! I missed doing The Combine for the few weeks I had off. That being said, The Combine is back for the summer and in full force! Today I played some new music from As I Lay Dying, Parkway Drive & Stick To Your Guns. I also played some classic Sabbath and Dio tunes in our memorial tribute to the late great Ronnie James Dio, a true metal legend. I also confirmed some upcoming interviews for July with The Faceless & Veil of Maya, so that is super exciting. Tune in next week for some new tunes from Whitechapel & Nevermore & much much more! Horns high, see you next Friday!

"Exist To Exit" Arch Enemy, Anthems of Rebellion
"Boot Scraper" Lamb of God, As The Palaces Burn
"Anthem of the Betrayed" Revocation, Existence is Futile
"Goddamn Electric" Pantera, Reinventing the Steel
"Serve and Neglect" Down To Nothing, The Most
"Amber" Stick To Your Guns, The Hope Division
"Day of Justice" All Shall Perish, The Price of Existence
"Sleepwalker" Parkway Drive, Deep Blue
"Vacancy" As I Lay Dying, The Powerless Rise
"Children Of The Sea" Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell
"The Last In Line" Dio, The Very Best of Dio
"Country Girl" Black Sabbath, Mob Rules
"Madhouse" Anthrax, Return of the Killer A's
"Karma In/Karma Out" Razormaze, Miseries EP
"Whiplash" Metallica, Kill 'Em All
"Like Hell" Loudness, Thunder in the East
"Fire" Atheist, Elements
"Dead Sound of Misery" Blind Guardian, A Twist in the Myth
"Focus Shift" Dark Tranquility, Fiction
"The Psalm of Lydia" Nevermore, The Godless Endeavor
"Ritual" Meshuggah, Contradictions Collapse
"Eye" Nuerosis, Through Silver In Blood
"Loathsome" Pig Destroyer, Phantom Limb
"Point To Point" Animals As Leaders, Animals As Leaders

This week's video... some more awesome music from power metal behemoths Blind Guardian, get into it!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back On-Air This Friday June 4!

The Combine on WECB is finally returning to the air-waves for the Summer! Join me this (6/4/2010) and every Friday this summer from 2:00-4:00 PM E.S.T. For the best of classic and contemporary metal and hardcore. To stream live with iTunes from anywhere in the world simply visit and click the appropriate "listen" icon in the top left-hand corner. The Combine on Emerson College's WECB is your source for great metal and hardcore tunes, news, concert information, giveaways, interviews and much more! Be sure to tune in and spread the word. World domination is imminent! Oh.. and be sure to follow the show on twitter @thecombinerocks.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Summer Update - Good News!

Well it's official, THE COMBINE will be on-air all summer long! Just got the official ok from management. Unfortunately due to an upcoming concert this Friday and some work-related obligations the following Friday, THE COMBINE will not be back on-air until the first week of June. But hey, that's only 2 weeks away! The good news is THE COMBINE is here to stay, enjoy the next few weeks, rest your neck because you're gonna need it for some serious headbanging come June when I'm back on-air! Horns high!


As always here's a cool video the check out. This one comes from Four Year Strong who I'll be seeing this Friday with The Acacia Strain in New Hampshire for the first ever "New England Spring Bash." These Worcester locals blend pop-punk with just a bit of hardcore that makes for some infectious tunes. Check out their video for "Bada Bing, Wit A Pipe!" here.. (bo
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Week Ten Semester 2 Update

Yesterday marked the official last installment of The Combine for the Spring 2010 semester here at Emerson College where we broadcast from. Given that I'll be living in Boston all summer, I've spoken with WECB management and *fingers crossed* hopefully they'll be giving me the go-ahead soon to do The Combine all summer long as well. I'll keep you posted.

Today's show was crazy to say the least. I gave away some sweet WECB sunglasses and stickers with a "SLAYER RULES!" instant messenger challenge to winner Andrea of New Jersey, congrats Andrea! I also tried to get someone to muster up the courage to sing some Iron Maiden on air. No one was brave enough for that one though, haha.

Also the gentlemen of Ohio's Karen Page gave us their best Randy Blythe and Phil Anselmo impressions on air when they gave the WECB studio a phone call. Karen Page, American trollcore.

Check back soon for updates regarding the status of the show over the summer months.

The Combine on WECB 4/30/2010

"Totala Mad" Periphery, Periphery
"A Steady Decline" After The Burial, Forging A Future Self
"Stay Puft" The Acacia Strain, Continent (B Side)
"Father Of Lies" Whitechapel, This Is Exile
"Embedded" Job For A Cowboy, Genesis
"Sons Of Belial" The Faceless, Planetary Duality
"Mortality As Home Entertainment" Karen Page, Karen Page
"Pirates" Derelict, Unspoken Words
"Creatures of the Mire" Woe of Tyrants, Threnody
"Abandon Hope" Malefice, Dawn Of Reprisal
"Ghost Town" Charred Walls of the Damned, Charred Walls of the Damned
"Call of the Hammer" 3 Inches of Blood, Here Waits Thy Doom
"Miseries of the Flesh" Razormaze, Miseries
"Wolves of Chernobyl" Municipal Waste, Massive Aggressive
"Scorched Earth" Warbringer, Waking Into Nightmares
"Crusher Destroyer" Mastodon, Remission
"The Gnashing" Baroness, Blue Record
"Live For The Kill" Amon Amarth, Twilight Of The Thunder God
"Bloodstained Ground" Eluveitie, Slania
"Priests of Sodom" Cannibal Corpse, Evisceration Plague
"Torch of War" Vader, Revelations
"The Rapture of Ghosts" Immolation, Majesty and Decay
"Seven" Necrophagist, Epitaph
"The Icebox" Karen Page, Karen Page
"You Gonna Buy The Beer Or The Whole Damn Bar" The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo

Today's show was pretty much all metal stuff, so for all my hardcore fans you can check out this new video from Trapped Under Ice. Great stuff. Hardcore lives!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

NEMHF 2010 Day 2 - Periphery Interview

Periphery's self titled debut on Sumerian Records was released this past Tuesday April 20. If you haven't heard it yet be sure to grab a copy, and definitely check out their live show if you have a chance. It was phenomenal. I got a chance to chat with Spencer (vocals) and Tom (bass) yesterday before their set at NEMHF 2010, check out the interview below.

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NEMHF 2010 Day 2 - Whitechapel Interview

I also got a chance to talk with Phil Bozeman, vocalist of Tennessee titans Whitechapel. Phil was awesome, we got to talk about Whitechapel's upcoming album
A New Era of Corruption on Metal Blade which will be out on June 8. The band's live set was totally crushing. They were super tight and absolutely brutal. By far the most violent main stage pit of all NEMHF 2010. Can't wait to see them again. Check them out if you're not familiar.

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NEMHF 2010 Day 2 - Malefice Interview

I got to talk to Tom the bassist of Malefice bright and early Saturday morning before the band hit the main stage. This show was the first Malefice had ever played in the United States, and as Tom says in our interview, the first time the band had been here at all. If you don't know Malefice I encourage you to give them a listen. I love their sound and they put on a great show yesterday despite their nerves on such a big occasion. Tom was one of the nicest guys I've had the pleasure to talk to. After our interview he hung out in the parking lot with my brother and I and talked metal for a while. Great band, check them out, they deserve it. Spread the word, Malefice rules!

*Also* unless the cool dudes over at Metal Injection beat me to the punch, this may very well be Malefice's first interview on American soil. Not 100%, but pretty damn cool nonetheless.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

NEMHF 2010 Day 1 - After the Burial Interview

Day 1 of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is over and I'm
just about to drive down for the madness that Day 2 has in store.
Yesterday After the Burial performed and I was fortunate enough to
speak with some of the band: guitarist Justin, vocalist Anthony and
bassist Lee. We talked about the NEMHF, progress on their next album, and of course Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video. Check it out below.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Big Interviews Coming Soon!

As you may or may not know the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival kicks off tomorrow night with a pre-festival party featuring some great metal up-and-comers before the main festivities of Friday and Saturday. I posted the lineup for the NEMHF on here a while back. If you haven't seen it already it features a slew of amazing metal and hardcore acts from fresh faces to metal mainstays. Fortunately I'll be in attendance both Friday and Saturday to get my face moshed and melted in oblivion, and while I'm there I'm also going to get a chance to interview to following badass metal bands. Check them out below, interviews will be posted early next week. Keep it heavy & remember that The Combine will return to the airwaves next Friday 4/30!!



After The Burial: