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- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #65: 05/14/13
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #65: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian features an exclusive interview with Sebastian Bach, the Chicago based female-fronted metal band Hessler and Hugh Gilmore from UK band Pig Iron. Also John Strednansky speaks with Pink Cream 69 vocalist David Readman.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #64: 02/27/13
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #64: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian features an exclusive interview with Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine. Dave discusses in detail the forthcoming Megadeth album Super Collider and gives an exclusive inside revelation on the music and lyrics of several tracks from this much-anticipated new record. This episode also features interviews with the extraordinary bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick who discusses his new project Pinnick Gales Pridgen and founding bassist Saverio Principini from the groundbreaking Italian metal band Astaroth.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #63: 11/16/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #63: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews Chuck Billy from Testament, Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO, DIO Disciples), bassist Jerry Best and photojournalist Bill Hale reveals his upcoming metal photograph book.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #62: 09/13/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #62: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian takes the Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast to Germany for the Headbanger's Open Air Festival! This special extended episode features interviews with several great metal bands and artists that performed at this summer's festival including NWOBHM legends Jaguar, Warbringer, Portrait, Hobbs' Angel Of Death, Lord, Eden and Kim La Chance.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #61: 07/26/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #61: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews Lizzy Borden, Curtis Don Vito from Snew and Carl Alvarez speaks to Chris Impellitteri from Animetal.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #60: 06/23/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #60: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews Fast Eddie Clarke from Fastway and the classic Motorhead lineup as well as MX Machine bassist/vocalist Diego Negrete. Also your chance to win the new Iron Maiden hard cover book The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast by Neil Daniels.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #59: 05/17/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #59: This is a special 2-part episode with part one featuring returning guests author/journalists Martin Popoff and Joel McIver. Martin and Joel talk about their recent works including books on Glenn Hughes, Motorhead, Randy Rhoads, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Thin Lizzy and Martin, as the research coordinator for the VH-1 Classic series Metal Evolution, gives us an inside scoop on all 11 episodes of this groundbreaking new heavy metal TV series. Part two of this podcast features authors/photographers Brian Lew and Harald Oimoen along with book publisher/author Ian Christe as they discuss their latest coffee table book Murder In The Front Row.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #58: 04/23/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #58: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews guitar legend Michael Schenker, Rodrigo Hidalgo and Rafael Pensado from the Brazilian band Mindflow, Sandra Alva from Modern Day Escape and Nightmare Records label owner/vocalist Lance King.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #57: 02/14/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #57: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews guitar legend Marty Friedman, Bay Area metal band Electric Sister, and Silver Mountain founding guitarist/vocalist Jonas Hansson.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #56: 01/4/12
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #56: Special Interview with Dave Mustaine from MEGADETH.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #55: 12/1/11
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #55: Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #55: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews Saxon vocalist Biff Byford, Thin Lizzy members Brian Downey, Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson, and Swedish metal band Crash Diet.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #54: 10/2/11
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #54: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion, Trapeze) and That Metal Show Host Eddie Trunk.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #53: 09/4/11
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #53: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary Diamond Head founding guitarist Brian Tatler, Dangerous Toys/Broken Teeth/Ignitor/Evil United vocalist/frontman Jason McMaster and vocalist Dave Williams and drummer Chris Challice from the great new band Killinger.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #52: 08/2/11
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #52: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary German metal vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., Accept), DC4 Guitarist/Vocalist Jeff Duncan and brother/drummer Shawn Duncan, and Margarita Monet and Dave Bates from the band Edge of Paradise.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #51: 05/2/11
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #51: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (Rainbow/MSG/Alcatrazz) who is back in action with a brand new version of Alcatrazz. Also on this episode are interviews with Free Reign vocalist / Dallas Cowboy's offensive tackle Marc Colombo, former Megadeth/current Metalusion guitarist Glen Drover and Benedictum lead vocalist Veronica Freeman.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #50: 03/22/11
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #50: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary guitarist Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy/ Motorhead / Wild Horses) who discusses his new solo project, his time with Thin Lizzy and Motorhead as well as his thoughts on the new Thin Lizzy lineup. Brian also shares some fond memories of the late, great Gary Moore. Also on this episode is an interview with Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone who talks about his new side project Hurtsmile as well as an interview with current Thin Lizzy bassist Marco Mendoza who also has a new solo album/project entitled Casa Mendoza.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #49: 02/1/11
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #49: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary guitarist Marty Friedman, discussing his several musical projects in Japan and his upcoming US summer tour, as well as world renowned guitarist/vocalist David 'Rock' Feinstein of The Rods and Elf. David shares some fond memories about his cousin Ronnie James Dio, who recorded his final vocal session on Rock's latest solo album Bitten By The Beast. Also on this episode is an interview with Texas Hippie Coalition frontman Big Dad Ritch who discusses the band's latest release 'Rollin'.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #48: 11/29/10
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #48: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews renowned vocalist David Reece (Bangalore Choir, Accept, Sircle of Silence). Currently residing in Germany, David recently reformed the great late '80s blues-based hard rock band Bangalore Choir who just released their new CD Cadence. Also on this episode is a fantastic interview with guitarist Andy Charters and vocalist Nige Roberts of the legendary and pioneering NWOBHM band Marseille who also recently reformed and recorded their new CD Unfinished Business.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #47: 09/22/10
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #47: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews founding guitarist for the classic German heavy metal band ACCEPT, Wolf Hoffman. The two discuss the new ACCEPT album Blood of Nations and some great stories about the past. Also on this episode is a feature interview with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward. Bill discusses his new projects, the new BLACK SABBATH Paranoid Classic Albums DVD and he also shares some fond memories of Ronnie James Dio.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #46: 08/3/10
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #46: On this episode Bob Nalbandian conducts interviews with Gary Holt of EXODUS, Herman Rarebell of SCORPIONS fame, and Ken Hammer of PRETTY MAIDS.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #45: 05/5/10
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #45: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews John Gallagher from RAVEN, John Bush and Joey Vera as well as Gonzo and Phil Sandoval from ARMORED SAINT and Jason McMaster from BROKEN TEETH.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #44: 03/21/10
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #44: On this chock-full episode host Bob Nalbandian does in-person interviews with Age Of Evil, Paul DiAnno, Icarus Witch, DC4, Juan Garcia, Rev Jones, Texas Hippie Coalition, Vinnie Moore, and Fatal Smile.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #43: 02/13/10
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #43: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews David Ellefson days after his triumphant return to Megadeth! Also included is a great interview with WASP mainstay Blackie Lawless and Fireball Ministry frontman Jim Rota.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #42: 01/5/10
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #42: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary bassist Bob Daisley (Ozzy / Rainbow / Black Sabbath / Uriah Heep / Gary Moore etc) and original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins. Also included on this episode is an interview with Lillian Axe founding guitarist Steve Blaze by Shockwaves correspondent John Strednansky.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #41: 10/13/09
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #41: This episode features exclusive interviews with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Tino Troy from the classic NWOBHM band Praying Mantis and vocalist Zak Stevens from Machines of Grace / Savatage / Trans Siberian Orchestra.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #40: 09/11/09
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #40: On this Special 40th Episode of the Shockwaves/HardRadio Podcast host Bob Nalbandian headed up to Weed, CA to visit Sylvia Massey's Radiostar Studios and hang out with Seattle's latest metallic export The Flood while the band was tracking their forthcoming CD. Interviews include The Flood vocalist/mainman Chris Johnson, manager Darrick Jones and producer Sylvia Massey. Also included on this episode is a Metallica update from Shockwaves correspondent Fredrik Hjelm in Copenhagen, Denmark and interviews with Edguy guitarist Jens Ludwig and Stratovarius drummer Jorg Michael conducted by John Strednansky.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #39: 07/16/09
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #39: On this episode host Bob Nalbandian digs deep into the vaults and finds treasure! Originally published for his groundbreaking early '80s fanzine THE HEADBANGER, Bob shares with the world for the very first time the first ever interview with MEGADETH from January 1984 as well as a classic 1983 interview he did with the legendary RONNIE JAMES DIO. Both these interviews were conducted over a quarter century ago but surprisingly, the audio still holds up. This is a classic archive episode not to be missed!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #38: 05/21/09
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #38: This jam-packed episode features an array of interviews including an exclusive update from former Queensryche axe-man Mike Stone who talks about his numerous new projects and Trans-Siberian Orchestra virtuoso guitarist Angus Clark who also discusses his new projects as well as life with TSO. Also included are several interviews from the recent NAMM convention including; Rev Jones (MSG/Steelheart/Mountain), Joey Vera (Armored Saint/Fate's Warning), Jeff and Shawn Duncan (DC4), Lizzy Borden and Martin Anderson, and David Ellefson (F5/Temple of Brutality).
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #37: 03/25/09
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #37: Host Bob Nalbandian discusses the classic hard rock and metal era of the '70s and early '80s with two prominent classic rock figures: Angel vocalist Frank DiMino and guitar legend Pat Travers. Great stories are discussed from their early years of touring and recording as well as their current status and their forthcoming studio releases.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #36: 12/14/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #36: The Guitar Masters Episode Part Two! Host Bob Nalbandian turns over the mic to John Strednansky as he interviews two historic guitar legends: Former Scorpions guitar master Uli Roth and founding Uriah Heep guitarist Mick Box. The two discuss their latest releases as well as some incredible stories from their past and their theories on how they stay relevant in today's market. Also included is an interview segment from yet another guitar legend; Yngwie Malmsteen, and we also announce the winning band from the Indie Metal Music Podcast as well as the contest winner of the Peavey Zodiac DE bass guitar as we reveal the 10 classic metal guitar excerpts!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #35: 10/20/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #35: This episode features our third Indie Rock/Metal Music Podcast. Host Bob Nalbandian features music from 30 unsigned/independent artists from all over the world ranging from all styles of hard rock and metal. Also on this episode we're running our second major Peavey guitar contest! Whoever can correctly identify the most classic metal riffs/leads from the 10 excerpts in this episode will be the proud owner of a brand new Peavey Zodiac DE bass guitar!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #34: 08/14/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #34: The Guitar Masters Episode. Featured on this special Shockwaves/HardRadio episode are interviews from some of today's guitar legends. Shockwaves correspondent John Strednansky reigns over this episode once again as he chats it up with UFO guitar master Vinnie Moore, Mountain guitar legend Leslie West, and Whitesnake's newest axe-wielder Doug Aldrich. And host Bob Nalbandian thrashes it out with guitar wizard Steve Stevens who recently released a great new solo CD and currently is on the road with Billy Idol. Also included on this episode is a Shockwaves flashback interview excerpt with Michael Schenker.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #33: 07/16/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #33: Host Bob Nalbandian turns the microphone once again over to Shockwaves/HardRadio contributing editor John Strednansky to explore the tradition of European Power Metal with six of Germany and Scandinavia's leading power metal mongers including members of Lion's Share, Wolf, Overdrive, Primal Fear, Empire, and Jorn. Also on this episode Bob Nalbandian announces the winner of the Peavey PXD Guitar Giveaway contest and also reveals the 10 classic metal riffs!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #32: 06/4/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #32: Host Bob Nalbandian discusses the classic days of hard rock and metal with Waysted vocalist Fin as well as a great chat with HellYeah and Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray. Also on this episode we are extending the Peavey PXD Guitar Giveaway contest by replaying the 10 classic metal riffs and leads giving you one last shot at your chance to score this premiere world-class guitar!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #31: 05/5/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #31: Host Bob Nalbandian discusses metal music and the state of the music business from an A and R perspective with one of the most respected and knowledgeable record company executives when it comes to metal music: Roadrunner Records A and R chief Monte Conner. In this 45-minute discussion Monte talks about the history of Roadrunner Records, gives advice to young metal bands in search of a record deal, and talks about the future of the recording business as well as the future for heavy metal and extreme metal. Also on this episode Bob Nalbandian lays out yet another 10 classic metal riffs/leads for the biggest contest in Shockwaves history! You must listen to this episode for your chance to win a brand new Peavey PXD series guitar!!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #30: 04/14/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #30: The Metallica Episode! Host Bob Nalbandian pins down journalist and author of the official Metallica illustrated chronicle; So What! The Good, The Mad, and the Ugly, Steffan Chirazi, as well as Lars's earliest metal comrade and NWOBHM connoisseur John Kornarens for an extraordinary 3-way conversation exploring the earliest years of Metallica's unbelievable journey into becoming the world's biggest heavy metal band. In this profound conversation, the three share their very earliest experiences with this monumental band as well as discuss such compelling topics as Metallica's early LA club performances, the impact of the No Life Till Leather demo and the contributions from the original/former band members, as well as the controversial "selling-out" issue. This is without question one of the most candid and intriguing conversations ever recorded about the early Metallica days told from the very people who were right there in the mix.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #29: 03/10/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #29: The Great JUDAS PRIEST Debate! On this episode host Bob Nalbandian is joined by head of A and R at Roadrunner Records, Monte Conner and author Martin Popoff to discuss and debate on Judas Priest's extensive career as they examine the band's entire catalog. This exclusive 3-way conversation ties in with the release of Martin's band new book on ECW Press entitled Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #28: 02/25/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #28: The NAMM 2008 Episode. Host Bob Nalbandian conducts interviews live from the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA. This episode is jam packed with interviews from a variety of rock/metal artists including: David Ellefson (F5, Temple of Brutality, Iron Steel), Gene Hoglan (Forbidden, Strapping Young Lad), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), Dennis Casey (Flogging Molly), Juan Garcia (Agent Steel), Ron Keel (Keel, Steeler), Mike Stone (Queensryche), and other great performers and industry insiders.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #27: 02/8/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #27: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews Rammstein/Emigrate founding guitarist Richard Kruspe. This episode also features part II of the NWOBHM special with interviews of Cliff "The Riff" Evans from British punk/metal pioneers TANK and Paul Dianno's KILLERS as well as an interview with Cloven Hoof vocalist Russ North.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #26: 01/17/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #26: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews drum legend Vinnie Paul from HellYeah and thrash metal legend and founding Exodus guitarist Gary Holt. Also included on this New Year episode is an archive interview excerpt with the metal master, Ronnie James Dio, conducted by Bob Nalbandian in 1983 shortly after the release of the Holy Diver record.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #25: 01/2/08
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #25: The Best Of The Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast! This is the year-end Anniversary special episode featuring some of the most popular interviews from the critically acclaimed Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast. Host Bob Nalbandian also digs deep into his old interview archives and pulls out a surprisingly rare masterpiece! Included on this episode are classic never before publicly heard excerpts from the very first ever Dave Mustaine/Megadeth interview! This exclusive interview was conducted by Bob Nalbandian in January of 1984 when Megadeth were still in their forming stages. Also included on this "Best Of" episode are classic interview excerpts from Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, John Bush, Marty Friedman, System Of A Down, and part 2 of the Martin Popoff interview. Promoting his latest book, The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal Vol. 3 - The '90s, the two discuss and debate some of metal's most groundbreaking artists from the nineties. In between the interview segments Bob Nalbandian reveals eight classic, underrated and overlooked albums from the nineties.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #24: 12/8/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #24: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary drummer Brian O'Brian from the classic late '70s/early'80s Orange County, CA bluesy hard rock band A La Carte. Brian talks about the classic LA and Orange County club days of the late '70s - The Starwood, The Whisky-A-Go-Go, and the Golden Bear - and tells some hilarious stories about performing with Van Halen, Quiet Riot w/ Randy Rhoads, and Motley Crue's first ever performance opening up for A La Carte. Brian also discusses the upcoming documentary about guitar legend Randy Rhoads. Also on this episode Nalbandian talks shop with seminal heavy metal author/journalist Martin Popoff about his new book The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal Vol. 3 - The '90s. The two discuss many topics primarily revolving around classic underground rock/metal releases from the '90s.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #23: 11/13/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #23: This episode features a classic metal discussion between podcast host Bob Nalbandian and Anthrax/Armored Saint vocalist John Bush. Rather than the standard interview Nalbandian and Bush each give their insight on some of the much publicized recent classic rock/metal reunions including Van Halen, Heaven And Hell, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Alice In Chains, The Doors and many others. Also on this episode Nalbandian interviews William Irwin, the author/editor of 'Metallica And Philosophy: A Crash Course In Brain Surgury.' Topics include the philosophical aspects of James Hetfield's lyrics, Napster, the band's forthcoming release and the ongoing debate of Metallica "selling-out."
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #22: 10/19/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #22: This is the second Indie Rock/Metal Music Podcast. Host Bob Nalbandian features music from 30 unsigned/independent artists from all over the world ranging from all styles of hard rock and metal.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #21: 10/2/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #21: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews Stormtroopers Of Death/Method Of Destruction vocalist Billy Milano, Lizzy Borden, and Iced Earth/Beyond Fear/ex-Judas Priest vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #20: 09/7/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #20: The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Special! Host Bob Nalbandian speaks with key players from the NWOBHM - John Gallagher (Raven), Brian Ross (Blitzkrieg, Avenger, Satan) and Peter Haworth (Legend) - discussing the British metal scene of the early '80s and the impact and influence they and other NWOBHM bands had on today's thrash metal bands as well as their current endeavors. All three artists take the listener on a historic journey to a classic era of British metal! A must listen for any true metal fan!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #19: 08/15/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #19: On this episode Bob Nalbandian passes the mic to fellow journalist/metal-meister John Strednansky who interviews Candlemass bassist/brainchild Leif Edling regarding the band's latest release King Of The Grey Islands and German Rock Goddess Doro Pesch about her latest release Warrior Soul.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #18: 07/26/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #18: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews rock journalist/author and notorious "metal dude" Lonn Friend. In this episode Lonn discusses his recent book Life On Planet Rock, his days as editor for the infamous RIP Magazine and host for Headbanger's Ball, the '80s and late '70s metal/prog-rock scene, and the ever-growing porn business. Lonn also shares some incredible stories about Metallica, Nirvana and the historic RIP Magazine parties of the '80s and early '90s. And test your metal knowledge with 10 killer bass riffs!
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #17: 07/8/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #17: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews guitar virtuoso and long-time friend Marty Friedman. Friedman and Nalbandian discuss the good old days hanging out in Hollywood, Marty's early years with Hawaii and Cacophony, the astounding Mega-years, and Marty's current mega-success in Japan. And we're doing it again! Test you metal mentality with 10 more monumental guitar leads.
- SHOCKWAVES/HARDRADIO #16: 06/14/07
Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #16: Host Bob Nalbandian interviews the extraordinary vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, and Hughes-Thrall) who talks about his burgeoning solo career as well as his days with Deep Purple. Also featured on this episode is legendary Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell who discusses his post-Scorpions projects including his forthcoming solo CD I'm Back, the 60's/70's music scene in Germany, and his triumphant years with the Scorpions as well as the recent Scorpions reunion he recently did along with other former Scorps including Uli Roth, Michael Schenker, and Francis Buchholz.