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:


Friday, April 16, 2010

Week Nine Update Semester 2

This week I played some brand new songs from Periphery, Danza and Whitechapel and spun some older tracks from Type O Negative and Carnivore in memory of the late great Peter Steele who passed yesterday of heart failure. A metal great that shall be missed. Also on the show I shared the lineup for this year's Summer Slaughter tour which is going to be earth shaking; Decapitated, The Faceless, Decrepit Birth, Veil of Maya, Carnifex, The Red Chord, All Shall Perish, Vital Remains, Animals As Leaders and Cephalic Carnage. Hot Damn! No show next week unfortunately as I'll be moshing the day (or entire weekend really I guess) away at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester. The Combine will be back on April 30 for more headbanging tunes though, so no worries! Keep it brutal til then!

The Combine on WECB 4/16/2010

"Mouth For War" Pantera, Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboy's Vulgar Hits
"Animal" Atheist, Elements (Reissue)
"Shut It Down" Animosity, Empires
"Thus Salvation" Hate Eternal, Fury & Flames
"Devoured Elysium" Vital Remains, Dechristianize
"Perpetual Defilement" Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Skepsis
"Counting The Days" Cephalic Carnage, Anomalies
"The Ugliest Truth" The Red Chord, Fed Through The Teeth Machine
"Legion Of The Serpent" The Faceless, Planetary Duality
"On Impulse"Animals As Leaders, Animals As Leaders
"Insomnia" Periphery, Periphery
"The Darkest Day Of Man" Whitechapel, A New Era Of Corruption
"I Am Sammy Jankis" The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Danza III
"Believe" Trapped Under Ice, Secrets Of The World
"Crushed By The Weight" Reign Supreme, Infinite
"Lotus" Shipwreck Ad, Abyss
"Wisdom Pain" Cruel Hand, Prying Eyes
"Angry Neurotic Catholics" Carnivore, Retaliation
"Stay Out of My Dreams" Type O Negative, The Least Worst of Type O Negative
"Lord Abortion" Cradle Of Filth, Love Craft & Witch Hearts
"An Endless Cycle Of Torture" Sea of Treachery, At Daggers Drawn
"Traitors Never Play Hang-man" Bring Me The Horizon, This What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For
"She Speaks To Me" Blood Has Been Shed, Spirals
"Picture Perfect, Pathetic" Parkway Drive, Killing With A Smile
"Heartless" A Day To Remember, And Their Name Was Treason

R.I.P. Peter Steele

Friday, April 9, 2010

Week Eight Update Semester 2

Thanks for tuning in again! This week I shared the sad news that Despised Icon have called it quits but will continue touring until the end of the year. I also announced the good news The Acacia Strain are done writing their new album and will start recording on April 14th. "This is not the heaviest record ever written," said vocalist Vincent Bennett in a press release, "but it is the heaviest Acacia Strain record to date." Sounds promising to me. Be sure to tune in next week for more headbanging tunes. Also, rumor has it local thrashers Lich King might just be stopping by WECB for an in-studio interview on The Combine, details to follow...

The Combine on WECB 4/9/2010

"The Hydra's Teeth" 3 Inches of Blood, Fire Up The Blades
"Live For The Kill" Amon Amarth, Twilight Of The Thunder God
"The Land Of Hope And Glory" Turisas, Battle Metal
"Lord of Lies" Tyr, Ragnarok
"Trollhammaren" Finntroll, Nattfodd
"Dark Passenger" Veil of Maya, [id]
"Sever The Memory" All Shall Perish, Hate. Malice. Revenge.
"The Takeover" Born of Osiris, The New Reign
"Lucid Dreaming" Stray From The Path, Make Your Own History
"The Sweet Life" Every Time I Die, New Junk Aesthetic
"Pity" The Acacia Strain, The Dead Walk
"Demoralizer" American Me, Siberian Nightmare Machine
"A Fractured Hand" Despised Icon, The Ills of Modern Man
"Forsaken" As I Lay Dying, An Ocean Between Us
"Crusades" August Burns Red, Constellations
"The Downfall Of Us All" A Day To Remember, Homesick
"Lizzy" Melvins, Houdini
"Coeur" Baroness, First
"Tower Place" Burning Witch, Crippled Lucifer
"Vinum Sabbathi" Electric Wizard, Dopethrone
"We're What Separates The Heart From The Heartless" Stick To Your Guns, Comes From The Heart
"Push It Away" Terror, Lowest Of The Low
"Believe" Trapped Under Ice, Secrets Of The World
"Bed Of Razors" Children of Bodom, Hatebreeder

Check out this video from Finntroll who are headlining at the Palladium upstairs tonight in Worcester, Massachusetts. Show should be amazing, if you're going say hi, I'll be doing trolldives, trollsurfing and starting trollcle pits. Epic! Haha.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

WECB DJ Of The Month April 2010!

Just got an email from WECB's General Manager that read as follows..

"Hey DJs!
Just emailing you guys to update you on a few things....

FIRST! Congratulations to Chris Guinn of The Combine on being WECB's DJ of the Month for April! The Combine, which broadcasts Fridays from 2 to 4, showcases the best of contemporary and hardcore metal. Give him a fist-pound next time you see him!"

I'm so stoked on this news. It might not be that a huge a deal but it means a lot to me. Big thanks to my listeners for tuning in each week and supporting The Combine. Also thanks to all the bands and their respective management as well for being awesome during interviews and just all around great people. Much love to you all. Lets keep it going.

Humbly yours,

Monday, April 5, 2010

Veil of Maya Interview with Marc

Check out my interview with Marc from Veil of Maya below. I caught up with him in Worcester on the final date of the Atticus Metal Tour II. Their set was phenomenal and the whole show was awesome. Marc was really down to earth and a cool guy to talk to. Off camera we talked about our mutual affinity for Jersey Shore and guido fist pumps. Great to hear they'll be on Summer Slaughter too, I look forward to seeing them live again in the future.

Also don't forget Veil of Maya's new album [id] will be in stores on April 6 so go buy a copy!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Week Seven Update Semester 2

Another solid week with some solid tunes. Be sure to check back in a few days to see my video interview with Veil of Maya that I'll be doing this Sunday, and be sure to tune in next Friday to catch the show from 2-4 pm E.S.T. as always. If you have any requests you can tweet me @CombineOnWECB and I'll make it happen. Until next week, keep it brutal!

The Combine on WECB 4/2/2010

"Bombs Over Rome" Animosity, Animal
"Cryogenica" Annotations Of An Autopsy, II: The Reign Of Darkness
"Possession" Whitechapel, This Is Exile
"Rotten To The Core" Overkill, Feel The Fire
"Systematic Genocide" Warbringer, War Without End
"Strangled By The Unseen Hands" Skeletonwitch, Breathing The Fire
"Mind Eraser" Municipal Waste, Hazardous Mutation
"The Return" Killswitch Engage, Killswitch Engage
"Eyes Of A Panther" Steel Panther, Feel The Steel
"Take The Power Back" Rage Against The Machine, Rage Against The Machine
"Ocean Planet" Gojira, From Mars To Sirius
"Homewrecker" Converge, Jane Doe
"Heartwork" Carcass, Heartwork
"We Bow In Its Aura" Veil of Maya, The Common Man's Collapse
"Damien" Stray From The Path, Make Your Own History
"Accessory Children" Stick To Your Guns, Comes From The Heart
"Hell Chose Me" Carnifex, Hell Chose Me
"My Will Be Done" Unearth, The March
"The New Black" Every Time I Die, Gutter Phenomenon
"Angel's Holocaust" Iced Earth, Night Of The Stormrider
"Isolation" Into Eternity, Buried In Oblivion
"The Pot" Tool, 10,000 Days
"Choirs Of Devastation" Meshuggah, None
"Ghost Neck" High on Fire, Snakes For The Divine
"Skeletron" Gama Bomb, Tales From The Grave In Space

Here's Carnifex's brand new video for Hell Chose Me that I mentioned on the show this afternoon, looks pretty cool, I like all the cool church shots. Check it out!