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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 173 – Australia Day Celebration

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 173. As this episode is released, it is Australia Day in Australia. For the last 2 years, Erk has been outside Australia thanks to a certain heavy metal cruise on a certain boat on a certain ocean so any Australia Day type episodes would have been recorded with Erk outside Australia on the day of release. So to make up for that, Erk has an epic length all Australian hard rock & metal episode for you. 

 

Song list:

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Erk FM: Australia 514 – Goodbye Erk FM: Australia!

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 514. This is the final episode of Erk FM: Australia and brings to a close 6 years of music podcasting across all genres. Erk FM started on the first Friday of 2009 with an episode a week to start with. Later, most weeks would see at least 2 episodes a week. Erk FM: International & Erk FM: Australia were created & started as separate shows in December 2011.

 

 

Erk would like to thank all of the musicians, music suppliers, promoters, venues and other music podcasters that he has worked with over the last 6 years. It has been a great ride but it is time to move on. On this extended episode, Erk will feature bands/artists he has seen & enjoyed live.

 

It should be noted that Erk FM: Metal Monday will continue weekly into 2015.

 

 

Thank you for listening.

 

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Erk FM: Australia 484 – Reflecting Self Centredly

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 484. This is a re-presentation of Erk FM episode 174 originally released in June 2011. This episode is an interview with Symon (guitar) and Allan (drums) from western Sydney progressive metal band Centred Self. Music supplied directly by the band. During the interview, we find out how Centred Self got its name, how the band got together, recording and rehearsing, drumming, the live music scene in Sydney & a lot more. On the day of this interview, Symon & Allan were pre-producing drum tracks at Party Pig Studios in the early stages of producing the forthcoming Centred Self debut album. This album was planned for late 2010 but never saw the light of day, sadly. Among other things, Allan is now drumming successfully for metal band Dawn Heist while Symon ran away and joined the circus … um, not really. It makes for an interesting headline, though!

 

A lot has happened after this interview occurred. Soon after the interview, Erk travelled across Europe and formulated the idea for Erk FM: International & Erk FM: Australia and how they would work while he was overseas. The idea for Erk FM: Metal Monday was only very young at this stage. As Erk is wrapping up Erk FM’s non metal shows in early 2015, this is a perfect time to look back at this interview & reflect. 

 

Keep listening at the end of the interview for Erk’s very first attempt at playing drums as well as some entertaining out-takes & bloopers!

 

Centred Self Song list:

  • Neverland
  • Waveform
  • Measure of Madness

 

Dawn Heist Song list:

  • Timewave Zero
  • Nine Worlds
  • Scarecrow

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM Metal Monday 152 – Whiplash Revisited (Melbourne)

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 152. On last week’s episode, Erk re-presented the opening night of the 2012 Whiplash Tour in Sydney. Between that episode (originally recorded as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 58) and Melbourne, the final stop of the tour, a lot happened. There was a lot of awesome music and friendship but also some behind the scenes action which saw a change of promoter mid-tour. The Melbourne show was very emotional for the bands who had done a major part of the tour. This episode was originally recorded as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 63.

 

Interviews:

  • Create Destroy
  • Any Last Words
  • Mnemic
  • Lynchmada

 

Live tracks from the following bands (as recorded by Erk):

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 151 – Whiplash Revisited (Sydney)

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 151. This week, Erk re-presents one of his favourite on-location episodes from the 2012 Whiplash Festival from Sydney. It was the opening night of Erk’s first music tour (especially as media) starting in Sydney then heading to Brisbane, Gosford, Newcastle, Canberra & Melbourne. The episode was originally released as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 58 released in November 2012.

 

Interviews:

 

Live tracks from the following bands (as recorded by Erk):

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Erk FM: Metal Monday

Erk FM: Metal Monday 137 – Mr Platinum Is Back From Perth & Still Has Whiplash

Welcome to episode 137 of Erk FM: Metal Monday. Erk has just arrived back home from a quick weekend away in Perth & remembered the episode where he interviewed 2 Western Australian bands at the 2012 Whiplash festival. Originally recorded as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 62 (seems like so long ago!), Erk is on the road on his first metal tour as media. He has had a busy schedule of flights & long days/nights at gigs. If that’s not enough, he also has a case of pink eye!

 

 

This is the penultimate gig of the Whiplash Festival tour which was held at The Basement in Canberra. With 2 stages running, there was a lot of music blasting out with local Canberra bands joining the tourers.

 

Interviews:

  • Devour The Matyr
  • Prescient

 

Live tracks from the following bands (as recorded by Erk):

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Erk FM: Metal Monday 103 – Never Forget The Dark Compass

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 103. On this episode, Ro from Dark Compass is Erk’s special guest co-host after his appearance on Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 19 & the snippets of Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 100. Midway through the episode, Erk is joined in the studio by his mum, Judy (who also appeared on Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 100). As is now usually the case when Erk invites another podcaster onto the show, Erk invites them to supply some music. Ro has selected a wide range of different styles. Erk features a couple of Australian artists from Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 102 including Dawn Heist who will be appearing on a stage near Ro soon.

 

Music supplied via Dark Compass & the artists directly.

 

Song list (all times approximate):

  • 11:11 – Better Left Undead – All Else Fails (via Dark Compass)
  • 19:45 – Broken Pieces – Breed77 (via Dark Compass)
  • 32:25 – Dodtid – Honningbarna (via Dark Compass)
  • 01:00:21 – Atlas Novus – Scale The Summit (via Dark Compass)
  • 01:05:25 – I Won’t Forget – Shining (via Dark Compass)
  • 01:15:36 – Destroy – Stormbringer
  • 01:20:57 – This Is Your Fall – Charetta
  • 01:27:56 – Time Wave Zero – Dawn Heist (direct)
  • 01:34:30 – Angelo’s School Of Arms – Red Bee (direct)
  • 01:46:17  – Dark Daze – Red Bee (direct)

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Erk FM: Metal Monday 102 – Growling At Valve Underground

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 102. On this episode, Erk heads to the new look Valve Underground. Empirical are celebrating the Sydney launch of their new EP, Ventricle. Acid Nymph have a new vocalist & Dawn Heist are playing their final gig before a European tour.

 

Music supplied by the artists directly.


Song list (all song times approximate):

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Erk FM: Australia

Erk FM: Australia 360 – Boomeranging Full Circle!

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 360. On this episode, it seems approiprate to play some new music as well as listen to a range of music that Erk has featured as we come full circle on Erk FM: Australia episode 360. There’s been mainly highlights & there’s a lot coming up for Erk FM & everyone who listens! Sometimes it is important to look back & see how far things have progressed!

 

Music supplied by SGC Media, Jamendo, Tijuana Gift ShopAirPlay Direct  & the artists directly. 

 

Song list (all times approximate):

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Erk FM: Australia 316 – Cruising!

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 316. This episode has a cruising theme as Erk has been spending this week cruising on the 70000 Tons Of Metal trip. There’s a range of artists on this episode – some have been heard together before on the one episode & some have not.

Music supplied by SGC Media, Tijuana Gift Shop & the artists directly. […]