Not sure what to say about this one, It went out live on Rebel Rock Radio at 19h00 on 23 Dec 2021. I wasn’t in a good space at all, I think that you’ll hear that, in the words of Simon & Garfunkel “I am distracted and diffused“. I get some mojo back about halfway. Another factor is that 2021 has been a fantastic year for good music and I have been very busy putting together next week’s show which will be spectacular. I am looking forward to putting a knife into the heart of 2021 and I have an incredible soundtrack to do just that.
This show was very much a jam session, it is noticeable for the lack of heavy hitters like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Metallica and for the inclusion of more obscure bands like Gluecifer, The Raven Age, Cirith Ungol, Stone Sour, Iced earth and the like. It also only features one SA band in the form of the very likable Future Radio and their track called ‘State of Emergency‘. I didn’t love this episode but maybe it will grow on me. I was very quiet on the WhatsApp line and that always affects the show negatively, December is notoriously quiet and the ratings for RRR always fall through the floor. In the final analysis is was heavier than normal with Pantera, Deangersmith, Exodus, Anthrax, Children of Bodom & Kreator. It will probably end up being one of the most popular shows ever.
The highlight for me was ‘The Fires of Division‘ by Exodus off their new masterpiece Persona Non-Grata, Gary Holt has excelled on this. The lowlight was the auto DJ kicking in every time the wifi connection drops. You won’t hear it on the podcast but it really breaks the rhythm of the live show. I am looking forward to next week’s show, if 2021 gave us nothing else the music released was fantastic.
Artists featured: Palaye Royale, Last in Line, Accept, Black Sabbath, Children of Bodom, Exodus, Killswitch Engage, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, The Sweet, Sixx A.M., Cirith Ungol, Hinder, Stone Sour, Kid Rock, Buckcherry, Rush. Texas Hippie Coalition, Lindemann, Iced Earth. John Mellencamp, James Reyne, Pantera, The Raven Age, The Stranglers, The Distillers, The Temperance Movement, Black Label Society, ACDC, Mammoth WVH, Future Radio, Kiss, Gluecifer, Volbeat, Deangersmith, Kreator, Anthrax