Friday, February 26, 2010

Week Four Update Semester 2

Had a blast today. I broke out the hairspray for a big glam metal block. Don't hate, you know that stuff is some fun rock n' roll! Played some new music from High on Fire, their new album totally slays. In other news, I've got an interview planned with up-and-coming metal giants Revocation who've made quite a splash in the metal scene recently. Really looking forward to that sometime in the coming weeks. Keep it brutal!

The Combine on WECB 2/26/2009

"Black Valor" The Black Dahlia Murder, Deflorate
"The Rain" God Forbid, Earthsblood
"Blood Of The Scribe" Lamb of God, Ashes Of The Wake
"Mouthful of Precious Stones" The Red Chord, Fed Through The Teeth Machine
"Repulsive Salvation" Skeletonwitch, Breathing The Fire
"Rational Gaze (Tokyo)" Meshuggah, Alive
"Gray Sublime Archon" Eluveitie, Slania
"Otherland" Blind Guardian, A Twist in the Myth
"Shake Me" Cinderella, Night Songs
"Too Fast For Love" Motley Crue, Too Fast For Love
"Under The Blade" Twisted Sister, Under The Blade
"Round and Round" Ratt, Out of the Cellar
"All We Are" Warlock, Triumph and Agony
"Cherry Pie" Warrant, Cherry Pie
"Youth Gone Wild" Skid Row, Skid Row
"To Plant a Seed" We Came As Romans, To Plant a Seed
"Exist" Born of Osiris, A Higher Place
"Skin Removal" Abominable Putridity, In The End of Human Existence
"Flash of the Blade" Avenged Sevenfold, Diamonds in the Rough
"Soul Intruders" Bruce Dickinson, Tyranny of Souls
"Carry The Cross" Arch Enemy, Doomsday Machine
"Living In A Whirlwind" Warbringer, Waking Into Nightmares
"Forty-Nine Theurgy Chains" Chthonic, Mirror of Retribution
"Frost Hammer" High on Fire, Snakes for the Divine
"Diva of Disgust" Despised Icon, Day of Mourning

Check out this video for the song I played from Chthonic today. These guys have an interesting sound and their native instruments really bring something fresh to their symphonic black sound. The video is pretty cool looking, check it!

Here's that great interview with Skeletonwitch I was talking about courtesy of Heavy Metal Source:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Big Interview with Big Chocolate

This past Friday, February 29, 2010 Cameron "Big Chocolate" Argon of bands like Abominable Putridity, Disfiguring The Goddess, Burning The Masses & more did a phone-in interview live on The Combine. Just in case you missed it on Friday, I've uploaded it to youtube for all to hear. The interview went really well and Cam was an awesome guy, great to talk to and very humble. Check it out in the two segments below.

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Also, check out this clip of Big Chocolate live in Moscow performing with Abominable Putridity.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Week Three Update Semester 2

Had a blast this Friday as always. I think today's playlist was great, a lot diversity and some really awesome stuff, not to mention brand new music from Carnifex and Bullet For My Valentine. Of course the highlight of today's show was the big interview with Cameron "Big Chocolate" Argon which will be up on the blog soon. See you next Friday!

The Combine on WECB 2/19/2010

"There Will Be No Violins When You Die" I Killed The Prom Queen, Music For The Recently Deceased
"My Last Serenade" Killswitch Engage, Alive or Just Breathing
"Marigold" It Dies Today, The Caitiff Choir
"The Great Dividers" Unearth, The Oncoming Storm
"Begging For Mercy" Bullet For My Valentine, Fever
"Despoiler of Human Life" Skeletonwitch, Breathing The Fire
"Rotter" Doomriders, Darkness Come Alive
"Sorrowspell" Carnifex, Hell Chose Me
"Decontamination" Insect Warfare, World Extermination
"The Invisible Hand" Beneath The Massacre, Mechanics Of Dysfunction
"Nameless" Despised Icon, The Ills Of Modern Man
"Only Ash Remains" Necrophagist, Epitaph
"Icons of Evil" Vital Remains, Icons of Evil
"Tooth Enamel and Concrete" Cattle Decapitation, The Harvest Floor
"Abrogation's Crown" Disfiguring The Goddess, Disfiguring The Goddess
"Millenial Reign" Integrity, Seasons In The Size Of Days
"Break Through It All" Death Before Dishonor, Break Through It All
"Hounds" Cruel Hand, Prying Eyes
"Real" Awaken Demons, The Mirror
"Tonight's Entertainment" Stick To Your Guns, Comes From The Heart
"A Glorious Epoch" Immolation, Majesty And Decay
"Hymns And Crippled Anthems" The Red Chord, Fed Through The Teeth Machine
"Now I Lay Thee Down" Machine Head, The Blackening
"All Roads Lead To Hell" Hester Prynne, The Goswell Divorce
"Entrapment" Meshuggah, Catch Thirty-Three

Oh, by the way. Go grab a copy of the new Meshuggah DVD, as Cam said, it's pretty awesome. Got myself a copy and its worth the money for sure. Check out the clip of "Rational Gaze" below.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Interview with The Acacia Strain

Last night I was one of only a few hundred lucky fans who got to see The Acacia Strain perform live at their DVD premier party. The show was insane, the best Acacia Strain show I've been to and I've seen them about 5 or 6 times now. Their DVD "The Most Known Unknown comes out Tuesday 2/16/10 and I highly recommend picking up a copy. I got mine last night and the live footage from both shows is phenomenal, all in all a great DVD worth checking out even if just a passive fan of this band. After the show I spoke briefly with frontman Vincent Bennett in the waiting area of a popular Chicago themed chain restaurant about the DVD and the band's progress on their next album, check it out!


I realize this is cut off to fit blogspot formatting, too see in full widescreen visit the youtube link here:

Also, check out this clip of "Balboa Towers" from the DVD here courtesy of Metal Injection:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Week Two Update Semester 2

Thanks for tuning in again! Today's show went well, I played some brand new tracks from Trivium & Veil of Maya and announced that next week Cam "Big Chocolate" Argon of Disfiguring The Goddess, Burning The Masses & more will be doing an interview on the show, super excited for that! Once again, The Acacia Strain DVD release party is tonight at The Palladium upstairs, come mosh with me! Below you'll find the cool new Born of Osiris video I mentioned on today's show as well as the lineup for this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival! See you next week, same time!

The Combine on WECB 2/12/10

"Shattering The Skies Above" Trivium, New Single
"Negative and Violent" Stray From The Path, Make Your Own History
"Angels of Debauchery" Winds of Plague, Decimate The Weak
"Angry Mob Justice" The Acacia Strain, The Dead Walk
"Empires Erased" Born of Osiris, The New Reign
"In the Galleries of the Utmost Evil" Enfold Darkness, Our Cursed Rapture
"Sing-Ling Temple" Chthonic, Mirror of Retribution
"Better To Reign In Hell" Cradle of Filth, Damnation And A Day
"Blood Hunger Doctrine" Dimmu Borgir, Death Cult Armageddon
"Heretics & Killers" Protest The Hero, Kezia
"Up River" Down To Nothing, The Most
"Gemini" Trapped Under Ice, Secrets of the World
"Better Off Without You" Terror, Lowest Of The Low
"Existence In Suicide" Disembodied, Psalms of Sheol
"Namaste" Veil of Maya, [id] *out 4/6*
"Combustion" Meshuggah, obZen
"A Vicious Reforming of Features" After The Burial, Rareform Re-release
"Swim" In Flames, Clayman
"Bat The Angels" God Forbid, Earthsblood
"Kill To Believe" Bleeding Through, The Truth
"When Everything Becomes Nothing" Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Bloodlust
"New World Idolatry" Thy Will Be Done, In Ancient Of Days
"The Beheading of a King" Amon Amarth, Fate Of Norns
"Hammer Smashed Face" Cannibal Corpse, 15 Year Killing Spree
"Deep Sea Creature" Mastodon, Call of the Mastodon

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2010:

"Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Valiant Thor,

Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM

Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel
Skeletonwitch, Eluveite, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha & Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.

Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00."

visit for more info.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Interview with Winds of Plague

This Saturday I got to see Winds of Plague with Despised Icon, For Today, and Stray From the Path on the Never Say Die tour. Unfortunately I missed The World We Knew, but only because I was doing an interview with Jon "Johnny Plague" Cooke of Winds of Plague while they were on stage, so no complaints here. The band were super cool and it was a pleasure to get the opportunity to interview Johnny. Check it out below and tell me what you think!


I realize this is cut off to fit blogspot format. Follow the link to youtube to see in widescreen format.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Week One Update Semester 2

First show of 2010 was a lot of fun for me, I hope you can say the same! It was great to get back in the WECB studio and behind the mic. As you could probably tell this afternoon I'm super excited for all the cool interviews and such I've got planned for this new semester. As I mentioned tomorrow I'll be interviewing Jon "Johnny Plague" Cooke of Winds of Plague so I'm super stoked for that, video will be up soon after. If you have any requests tweet me @CombineOnWECB, be sure to tune in next week!

The Combine on WECB 2/5/2010

"Hand of Stone" Mastodon, Blood Mountain
"Wrath Upon Ourselves" As I Lay Dying, An Ocean Between Us
"Out Of Nothing" Dark Tranquility, Character
"Embraced By Desolation" Into Eternity, Buried in Oblivion
"To The Wolves" The World We Knew, To The Wolves
"Chest And Horns" Winds of Plague, The Great Stone War
"Five One Four" Despised Icon, Day of Mourning
"The Hills Have Eyes" The Acacia Strain, Pentagon.3 Split
"Black Gold Reign" All Shall Perish, Awaken The Dreamers
"The Sadness Will Never End" Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Season
"Welcome To The Family" A Day To Remember, Homesick
"No Son Of Mine" Every Time I Die, The Big Dirty
"Come Alive" Doomriders, Darkness Come Alive
"Mummy Invasion" Gama Bomb, Tales From The Grave In Space
"Powerslave" Iron Maiden, Powerslave
"Love You To Death" Kamelot, Ghost Opera
"The Enemy" Paradise Lost, In Requiem
"Houdini's Great Escape" Dark Moor, Beyond the Sea
"Saving Grave" Reign Supreme, Testing The Limits Of Infinite
"Jagged Visions Of My True Destiny" Integrity, Humanity Is The Devil
"Beached" Shipwreck AD, Abyss
"A Mandatory Sacrifice" Oceano, Depths
"Teeth of Emultion" Disfiguring The Goddess, Unreleased
"Evolved Into Obliteration" Insect Warfare, World Extermination
"Go Greyhound" The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Danza II: Electric Boogaloo
"Death Panorama" The Black Dahlia Murder, Deflorate

While you're here, watch this new video from White Wizzard, it's pretty funny!