Terry Stevens' Point

  • METAL NEWS: New Children of Bodom album release date REVEALED!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Children of Bodom have revealed via teh Facebooks that their new album, "Halo of Blood" will be released on 6/11/2013!

    Here's the track listing and album cover.

    Children of Bodom, 'Halo of Blood'

    1. Waste of Skin
    2. Halo of Blood
    3. Scream for Silence
    4. Transference
    5. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
    6. The Days are Numbered
    7. Dead Man’s Hand on You
    8. Damage Beyond Repair
    9. All Twisted
    10. One Bottle and a Knee Deep

     

  • Take your shot.

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Take 7 minutes, and watch this.

    Feeling motivated?  Take your shot.

    ~ST

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nickelback debuts new song LIVE!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Nickelback debuted a siq nu jam at a live show in Tim Horton's Arena in Toronto, Canada last night!

    We may have to start playing this on Rock 94.7, srs.

    Be Cool,

    ~TS

  • METAL NEWS: Megadeth is horny

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Earlier today, Dave Mustaine Tweeted the following:


    Surprise! Bob Findley, the horn player on "Silent Scorn", is playing on a track entitled "A House Divided" on the new album! #SuperCollider

    Be Metal,

    ~ST

  • METAL NEWS: New Pig Destroyer EP!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Pig Destoyer just released a EP of never before heard stuff.

    Not only is it sweet to get new Pig Destroyer so soon after Book Burner came out, but it's also for a great cause.


    This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind. The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper. The EP is available for purchase here. This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan's daughter Katie.

     
    The band spoke about Pat and the EP release:
    "Pat Egan was a friend and a keystone member of the Relapse family for many of the years we have been involved with it. He devoted his life to supporting underground music and he immeasurably helped develop the bands he worked with. His untimely passing on February 18 2013 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched."
     
    This EP was written and recorded during the final day of the Phantom Limb sessions with unexpected extra studio time and resources. In the following years, with Natasha being released on its own and Brian no longer being in the band, our intentions of releasing Mass & Volume basically evaporated. However, looking back now, Mass & Volume serves as a great epilogue to that particular era of the band.
       
    Less than 2 weeks ago Relapse Records released "Patlapse" in honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.  
       
    100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie.  Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat's beloved family.  The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to wellmissyoupat@relapse.com.

     


    Be Metal,

    ~ST

  • Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare; 4th Hour, Vol. 1

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Scary Terry 4th Hour.  Clock by Oatsy40.  Pentagram by Eithan.  Creative Commons license.

    After every episode of Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare, I think two things.

    1)  "I need a beer."

    2)  "Man, I wish I would have had time to play [INSERT SONG HERE]"

    There's a lot of great metal out there.  However, I only get 3 hours to play as much of it as I can for you every Saturday Night.

    So, welcome to the 4th Hour.  This is where I post stuff that I wish I would have had time to play for you on last weekend's show.

    We'll start with...

    Bring Me the Horizon - "Shadow Moses"

    Catchy as hell.  Oh, and in case you were wondering, "sempiternal" means "eternal and unchanging, everlasting".  These guys are on Epitaph Records, home to mucho other kick ass bands like...

    Off With Their Heads - "Nightlife"

    These guys are definitely more punk than metal.  While we do play some punk on the Nightmare, these guys may have more of a home on Rock 94.7's new music show, The Buzz (heard every Sunday from 9pm to Midnight CST).

    Now, I'm cheating a bit here.  I actually played a song by these guys last weekend, but I'd play the whole album if it wouldn't be so unfair to all the other bands:

    Lightning Swords of Death - "Baphometic Chaosium"

    As much as that first song sold me on LSOD, this next song is the one that sealed the deal.  The guitars sound like an army of angry Satanic bees:

    Also the name "Lightning Swords of Death" sounds like a weapon that one of my Dungeons and Dragons characters died at the hands of.

    Of course, new songs aren't only ones I regret not being able to squeeze in every weekend.

    One old-school cut that I keep meaning to get to is by these guys:

    Mordred - "Falling Away"

    Mordred was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of their time.  Pick up the "In This Life" album.  Worth the bucks.

    That's all for this 4th hour.  Tune in next time for more stuff that I'd play if Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare was an hour longer.

    Be Metal,

    ~ST

  • Cancer's Worst Nightmare!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    "Your child has cancer.  It's bad.  Really bad.  We can't treat it here."

    As a father of two, I can't imagine hearing anything worse from a doctor.  Thankfully, I've never been in that situation.

    However, I've met parents who have heard...

    "Your child has cancer.  It's bad.  Really bad.  We can't treat it here."

    But then, those parents heard the doctor say something else.

    "We're going to send you to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital."

    ST JUDE BY GINNEROBOT CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE

    St. Jude is the last chance these parents have to save their child's life.  St. Jude isn't just another hospital.  It's a research hospital.  This is where treatments are developed for childhood cancers that don't have treatments yet.

    And it's all done at NO CHARGE TO THE PATIENTS.

    That's right.  When you bring your child to St. Jude, you don't pay a thing.  EVER.

    Your insurance company doesn't get billed either.  All of your child's treatments are free.  Plus, they'll even provide you with lodging so you can be by your child at all times.

    Not only that, but the research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude are freely shared with doctors and hospitals world wide.  That's right, hospitals right here in Central Wisconsin are saving children's lives with techniques developed at St. Jude.

    So, how can St. Jude afford to do this?

    You.

    Every year, people just like you make donations to St. Jude.  That's right.  This hospital that provides free life-saving cancer treatments to children is completely supported by private donations.  No govenment funding.  No insurance companies.  Just folks like you and I writing checks.

    In addition to my on-air work on Rock 94.7 and Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare, I also write and produce advertising for our sister stations.  One of those sister stations, 101.9 WDEZ, does a big radiothon to benefit St. Jude.

    A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to visit St. Jude for their big radio seminar.  Country stations from all over the nation participate.

    ST AT ST JUDE
    The statue is of St. Jude's founder, Danny Thomas

    It was a life-changing experience.

    But, as I was taking it all in, and listening to country radio's top talents talk about how they raise money for St. Jude, one thought kept going through my head.

    "Why not METAL?"

    I made some phone calls and sent some e-mails to a few people I know in the metal scene.  They sent me some pretty nice stuff.  For instance:

    IN THIS MOMENT LACUNA COIL AND ARCH ENEMYAutographed promo photos from Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, and Maria Brink (of In This Moment)

    IN FLAMESAutographed poster and new CD from In Flames

    FAT STACK OF CDSFat stack of CDs/DVDs

    Want all of that stuff (and more) for yourself?

    All you have to do is be the high bidder in the first ever Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare "Cancer's Worst Nightmare" Auction.

    100% of your donation will go directly to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    If you have money coming back from Uncle Sam, please consider donating a portion of it to St. Jude and getting some kick ass metal merchandise in return!

    A link to the auction will be posted in the next couple of days.

    Be Cancer's Worst Nightmare.

    Be Metal,

    ~ST

  • HELP NONPOINT BUY A BUS!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Nonpoint.  You know 'em, you love 'em, you want to see 'em at Rock Fest in Cadott this summer.

    Trouble is, the boys are lacking in transportation.

    So, they've decided to go to you, the fan, for help.

    First, watch this video.  It's funny.

    Then, click this link to donate to the cause.  Nonpoint is giving away some seriously killer stuff in exchange for your donation.

    A few months ago, Protest the Hero raised enough dough to record their new album.  This sort of thing just might be the wave of the future when it comes to the financial well-being of some of your favorite artists.

    Be Cool,

    TS