Horns Up Podcast: Episode 53

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Every metalhead worth his metal has heard of Anvil. And if you’ve heard of Anvil, you’ve heard of Steve “Lips” Kudlow, their fearless frontman. We spoke to him about their latest album Legal at Last, what is metal and much more.

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February 23, 2020 at 10:12 pm

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Horns Up Podcast: Episode 52

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50 years ago on 13th February 197 Black Sabbath unleashed their self-titled debut album, which is widely considered the birth of heavy metal. On this occasion we are joined by veteran journalist and writer, Martin Popoff to trace and chronicle the numerous stories around the landmark release.

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February 14, 2020 at 10:41 am

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Horns Up Podcast Episode 51

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Canadian musician Jeff Waters (Annihilator) is the epitome of consistency and hardwork. We spoke to him about the band’s 17th album, Ballistic, Sadistic and much more.

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February 8, 2020 at 11:28 pm

Tribute to Sean Reinert

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Wrote a few lines as a tribute to the legendary drummer.

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The recent passing of legendary drummer Sean Reinert at the untimely age of 48 has left a deep hole in the Metal community, and a few of the guys here decided they wanted to say at least something, so with deepest condolences to his family and friends, we say farewell to one of the true greats..

Mr. Swine.

2020 has been a bad year for legendary drummers, and we’re not even past the first month yet. First Rush’s drumming & lyrical powerhouse Neil Peart was taken from us, the shockwave of which is still being felt by the Rock/Metal community. And now, we have deal with the sudden passing of ex-Cynic/ex-Death drummer Sean Reinert, who much like Neil Peart, had legions of fans outside of just drumming circles. Sean’s talent behind the kit was so evident, that everyone acknowledged it, even if you weren’t a fan of Cynic

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February 6, 2020 at 12:13 pm

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Horns Up Podcast – Episode 50

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Rage Against The Machine’s debut album really made the world stand up and take notice. Here was an album that took the ferocity of the streets, married it with grooves, funk, and oodles of heaviness to create music that literally packed a hell of a punch. Songs include the instantly iconic Killing In The Name Of to hits such as Bombtrack, Freedom, Wake Up, Take The Power Back, Bullet In The Head and Settle For Nothing, to the deeper cuts such as Know Your Enemy, Fistful Of Steel and Township Rebellion. 10 tracks. 1 album.

Is it an All A’s Album? Journalist Anurag Tagat joins us to answer that very question.

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January 31, 2020 at 11:17 pm

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Horn Up Podcast: Episode 49

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This week we speak to a metal act from across the border, Takatak. The band landed on their radar thanks to Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor) who recommended them on Episode 24

Takatak guitarists Zain Peerzada and Luke Azariah share their journey so far, new single Fault Lines, upcoming album Acrophase and also their plans for 2020. 

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January 26, 2020 at 11:01 am

Horn Up Podcast: Episode 48

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Kaoteon’s latest album, self-titled is said to be “created in a state of flow between time and dust from broken to reborn souls.” What does that mean? And why should you care? Answers to that and more as wecatch up with Anthony Kaoteon, founder of Kaoteon, a band with origins in the devastated Middle East and a sound blending a brutally dark atmosphere that ranges from anthemic post-rock to oriental/Middle Eastern folklore and incendiary lyrics driven by the band’s background in turbulent Beirut, Lebanon.

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January 21, 2020 at 11:02 am

Fistful of Metal 12

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A mix of my favourite tracks released in 2019 and also what I have been currently listening to.


Nile – Long Shadows of Dread

Paganizer – Apocalypse Writings

Annihilator – Armed to the Teeth

Kryptos – Dead of Night

Spirit Adrift – Angel & Abyss

Marijannah – Shapeless

Devin Townsend – Genesis

Periphery – It’s only smiles

Cloudkicker – Xaoc

Lord – Nod to the Old School

Discord – Bungaa

Discord – Mahakali

Pacifist – Greyscale Dreams

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January 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

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Horn Up Podcast: Episode 47

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On the latest episode of the Horns Up Podcast, we speak to a band that has been mentioned multiple times by their other guests, Gutslit. The band describe their music as Brutal and Fun.

We spoke to them about what keeps them going, to where they are going in 2020 and everything in between. Gutslit also talk about their upcoming album and also new member Vigneshkumar Venkatraman.

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January 12, 2020 at 6:20 pm

Horn Up Podcast: Episode 46

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On this episode we discuss the albums we are looking forward to in 2020.

Some of the albums are:

Sons of Apollo – MMXX
Sepultura – Quadra
Kvelertak – Splid
King Diamond – The Institute
Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions
Iron Maiden – TBA
Lamb Of God – TBA
Cannibal Corpse – TBA
Mastodon – TBA
Protest the Hero – TBA
and many more