Sunday, June 30, 2013

Legendary Heavy Metal Producer - Roy Z - Featured In Special Interview On WVOX's Metal Mayhem This Friday, July 5th, 2013 !



Hosts Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo welcome famed heavy metal producer Roy Z live this Friday, July 5th at 9:10pm EST exclusively on Worldwide and 1460 AM in New York.

Los Angeles, California born Roy Z is rightfully considered one of hard rock and heavy metal's most influential music producers, having produced over forty albums including Judas Priest's iconic 2005 'Angel Of Retribution' which debuted in the U.S. Billboard charts at number 13, the second highest position in Judas Priest's history.

Pioneering producer Roy Z has also co-wrote four songs for Sebastian Bach's 'Angel Down' in 2007 which was number 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart.

But Roy Z's highly impressive resume doesn't stop there; he has worked Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Leatherwolf, Helloween and more of note.

He has performed with global acts from Glenn Hughes to Bruce Dickinson and toured the world playing at venues including Madison Square Garden and Tokyo's Loud Park 10.

Metal Mayhem bangs hard every Tuesday from 9-11pm, Wednesday from 9-11pm and Friday between 6-10pm and can be viewed on live webcam from the main studio at

Friday, June 28, 2013

NYC acclaimed hard rockers Station in a feature interview exclusively on WVOX

Hard-Hitting New York City Rising Rockers Station Invade WVOX's Metal Mayhem Show In New York This Friday, June 28th!


Hosts Matt and Tony unleash NYC acclaimed hard rockers Station in a feature interview exclusively on Worldwide and 1460 AM in New York at 9:10pm Eastern! The group will talk with WVOX about their new "Wired" EP, produced by famed Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Skid Row and more), their upcoming show at Arlene's Grocery in New York City this Saturday, June 29th, appearing on this year's recent Rocklahoma Festival and more during the broadcast!

Station on New York's leading Metal station - WVOX!

Queensryche returns to WVOX's Metal Mayhem


This Friday night in prime time...Queensryche returns to WVOX's Metal Mayhem with Matt O'Shaughnessy!


scottLegendary drummer Scott Rockenfield will be Matt's very special guest this Friday, June 28th at 7:10pm eastern exclusively on Worldwide and 1460 AM In New York!

Join us as Scott Rockenfield talks candidly about the making of Queensryche's new much-touted self-titled release, his early drumming inspirations and the group's new vocalist Todd La Torre and much more!


Queensryche returns to Metal Mayhem this Friday only on Worldwide and 1460 AM!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CORE: West Virginia Indie Rockers make their move

Band Spotlight & Sound Review

CORE: West Virginia Indie Rockers make their move

422099_168484426650646_1785326324_nWest Virginia Rockers Shawn Wells, Jerry Hatfield and Christopher Bailey present themselves to the world as CORE, aptly named; this 3 piece unit creates a bluesy and edgy Hard Rock sound, looking to make a move in the music world.

I had the chance to check them out on their Reverb Nation Site and gave a good listen to their offerings.

Before you think poorly of me, his review is NOT a Hack Job, as you know, I never say anything negative about a band, everyone has something to offer and I respect them all equally. Overall I found CORE and their music very good, they have a strong foundation and they have a great talent, songs are well written and the band has a chemistry that with the support of their growing fan base will carry them from coast to coast, playing the clubs and music halls that evoke the rock and roll life.

However, wherever they went to record their offerings needs to either buy a better mixer or send the mix tech back to school, the music was muddled and the drums, which were hot, were lost in the background, the vocals which has the right stuff sounded thin and lacked the heart that the vocalist obviously has, the guitars were undermined by the lack of range and overall, I advise you check them out live, they are a very good band with promise, but this studio set on their reverb nation page does not do them justice.

Get to CORE’s Facebook Page and check them out with my deepest admiration, Rock & Roll takes soul and this gang has allot of it.

Golden: Shimmering amidst the German Indie Music Scene


6036059079_a97d39f17cGermany is a country that highly-regards the realms of literature, art, and is historically known for its emphasis on music in strong favor. Known to cater to the insatiable appetite for cultural experiences of both locals and tourists, it has amply provided countless venues that showcase its rich history.

Contemporary musicians from the burgeoning metropolis of Berlin dove into experimentation. The aforementioned city is known to house numerous entertainment venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and even the famous Spielbank Berlin. The lattermost venue is a casino with vibrant exteriors.

In the field of Music, Germany boasts of a line of respected purveyors that brought about major influences in the world of Classical Music. Maestros such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Frideric Handel, and Johann Pachebel amongst other greats; all became highly-respected pillars of the genre. As this musical type continues to perpetrate halls and theaters, the younger generation of Germans dared to deviate from this traditional genre.

One particularly famous and popular musical duo from Berlin, Golden, is an Electro-pop band that creatively fuses various genres like Alternative, Hip-hop, Indie, Pop, and Electronic music. The wonderful fusion of these diverse sounds is helmed by vocalist Kathrin Georg and songwriter/producer Bastian Fruhner. Formed in 2011, this melodic partnership churned out infectious tunes that fearlessly traversed in between different sounds. Their skill to seamlessly weave thumping beats, sweet-syrupy vocals, and synthesizers garnered them a steady following in music sharing sites like SoundCloud and BandCamp. Opting to write English lyrics further opened the doors for this band. Capturing the ears of more audiences, Golden indeed shimmers amidst the German indie music scene.



In addition to a rich music scene, the German people are known as avid readers, among the well-known literary events, 2 major book fairs are held yearly to commemorate such a venerable trait. Considered the largest book festival in the world, The Frankfurt Book Fair welcomes more than 250,000 guests annually, with almost a hundred countries being represented through various booths, book lovers of all nationalities unite all for the love of literature. In terms of art, Germany boasts of almost 6,175 museums scattered around the country.

Such dedication to personal fulfillment is met with a desire for adventure and excitement, Europe is well known for Casinos and a Passion for leisure gambling. European, specifically German based online gambling sites offer much to the internet gambler sites such as PartyPoker, in which Spielbank showcases countless rounds of poker, to satisfy the insatiable desire of patrons, and these gaming events are offered every day.

Playing in such online and live events is believed to stimulate one’s analytical skills as each round offers varied challenges. The ability to quickly formulate decisions is critical as the game progresses rapidly as well. Poker can also be a perfect learning tool as most amateurs undergo trial and error as they delve into the game. Surprisingly, this activity can also help those who have meager Math skills as calculations are always involved. One can develop patience as the movement in this activity varies in duration. The ability to adapt to various situations is another skill that can gradually be imbibed in participants. And in terms of having bigger chances of winning, participants are encouraged to risk big as well. Often times, poker players who come up with the most creative of strategies usually become triumphant.

These locations offer something for everyone, so whether playing poker, taking in a show or pursuits of intellectual conquests, a vacation to the Germanic lands may be in the cards for you.