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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts  3/28/17

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1 NARGAROTH Era of Threnody
2 OVERKILL"Mean, Green, Killing Machine" [Single]
3 MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Embers Of A Dying World – AFM Records
4 LORNA SHORE Flesh Coffin – Outerloop
5 HAVOK Conformicide 
6 KREATOR Gods Of Violence – Nuclear Blast
7 DARKEST HOUR"Knife In The Safe Room" [Single] – Southern Lord
8 WOLFCHANT Bloodwinter
9 HOUR OF PENANCE Cast The First Stone
10 IRON REAGAN Crossover Ministry – Relapse

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1 WARBRINGER Woe To The Vanquished
2 EQUILIBRIUM Armageddon
3 BODY COUNT Bloodlust 
4 MASTODON Emperor of Sand
5 DEMON HUNTER Outlive 

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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts 3/21/17

1 NARGAROTH Era of Threnody 
2 HAVOK conformicide 
3 THY DARKENED SHADE Thy Darkened Shade Split W/ Abigor, Nightbringer 
4 INFERI The Path of Apotheosis
5 NOCTEM Haeresis
6 DESPISED ICON Day Of Mourning – Century Media
7 ANAAL NATHRAKH The Whole Of The Law – Metal Blade
8 VOID OMNIA Dying Light
9 HOUR OF PENANCE Cast The First Stone
10 DARKEST HOUR “Timeless Numbers” [Single]

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1 DARKEST HOUR Those Who Survived
2 PALLBEARER Heartless 
3 NARGAROTH Era of Threnody 
4 FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY The Great Collapse
5 ERUPTION Cloaks of Oblivion

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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts 3/7/17

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1 IRON REAGAN Crossover Ministry – Relapse
2 EX DEO The Immortal Wars – Napalm
3 BLACK SITES Unit 2669 – Pan
4 SUICIDE SILENCE Suicide Silence – Third Degree
5 DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Transcendence – InsideOut
6 OVERKILL The Wheel
7 HOUR OF PENANCE Cast The First Stone
8 POWER TRIP “The Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” [Single] – Southern Lord
9 IMMOLATION “Destructive Currents” [Single]
10 FIREWIND Immortals – AFM

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1 HAVOK Conformicide
2 WITHIN THE RUINS Halfway
3 KILL THE PRECEDENT Dialogues With The Dead – Minus Head

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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts 2/21/17

1 MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Embers Of A Dying World – AFM Records 
2 WOLFCHANT Bloodwinter
3 HOUR OF PENANCE Cast The First Stone
4 IRON REAGAN Crossover MinistryRelapse
5 ONI Ironshore – Metal Blade
6 JOY Hope Less
7 OVERKILL The Wheel 
8 VEKTOR Terminal Redux – Earache
9 BLUT AUS NORD AND AEVANGELIST Codex Obscura – Nomina
10 POWER TRIP The Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)“ [Single] – Southern Lord

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1 EX DEO The Immortal Wars – Napalm 
2 IMMOLATION Atonement – Nuclear Blast 
3 BORN OF OSIRIS The Eternal Reign
4 SINISTER Syncretism 
5 SUICIDE SILENCE Suicide Silence – Third Degree

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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts 1/25/16

1 POWER TRIP Manifest Decimation
2 MISERY SIGNALS Absent Light – New Damage
3 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Abysmal – Metal Blade
4 CARNIFEX Slow Death
5 BENIGHTED “Versipellis” [Single] – Season of Mist
6 NILE What Should Not Be Unearthed – Nuclear Blast
7 DECAPITATED Blood Montra – Nuclear Blast
8 JASON RICHARDSON One
9 KREATOR “Gods Of Violence” [Single] – Nuclear Blast
10 SEPULTURA Machine Messiah – Nuclear Blast

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1 KREATOR “Gods Of Violence” [Single] – Nuclear Blast
2 XANDRIA Theater Of Dimensions – Napalm
3 FIREWIND Immortals – AFM
4 CODE ORANGE Forever – Deathwish
5 WOLFCHANT Bloodwinter

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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts 11/28/16

1 WITCHERY In His Infernal Majesty’s Service – Century Media
2 TESTAMENT Brotherhood Of The Snake – Nuclear Blast
3 DARK FUNERAL Where Shadows Forever Reign – Century Media
4 WINTERFYLLETH The Dark Hereafter – Candlelight
5 INSOMNIUM Winter’s Gate – Century Media
6 DARK TRANQUILITY Atoma – Century Media
7 GHOST BATH Moonlover – Northern Silence
8 AVANTASIA Ghostlights – Nuclear Blast
9 NILE What Should Not Be Unearthed – Nuclear Blast
10 VEKTOR Terminal Redux – Earache

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1 WITCHERY In His Infernal Majesty’s Service – Century Media
2 DARK TRANQUILITY Atoma – Century Media
3 DEVILMENT II: The Mephisto Waltzes – Nuclear Blast
4 DARKTHRONE Arctic Thunder – Peaceville
5 DEATHSPELL OMEGA The Synarchy Of Molten Bones

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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts 11/22/16

1 Urðarmáni Njorun
2 ORANGE GOBLIN Eulogy for the Damned
3 ORIGIN Antithesis – Relapse
4 ISELIA II: Dawn – Cardigan
5 EVERY TIME I DIE Low Teens – Epitaph
6 AMON AMARTH Jomsviking – Metal Blade
7 1349 Massive Cauldron Of Chaos – Season Of Mist
8 EPICA The Holographic Principle – Nuclear Blast
9 TESTAMENT Brotherhood Of The Snake – Nuclear Blast
10 NOCTEM Haeresis

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1 FREEDOM CALL Master Of Light – SPV
2 LAMB OF GOD The Duke – Epic
3 DEVILMENT II: The Mephisto Waltzes – Nuclear Blast
4 PROTEST THE HERO “Harbinger” [Single]
5 WITCHERY In His Infernal Majesty’s Service – Century Media

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WKNC 88.1 FM Loud Rock/Chainsaw Charts 11/7/16

1 REVOCATION Great Is Our Sin – Metal Blade
2 FORTERESSE Themes Pour La Rebellion
3 NILE What Should Not Be Unearthed – Nuclear Blast
4 HAVOK Unnatural Selection – Candlelight
5 SPELLCASTER Night Hides The World – Prosthetic
6 DELAIN Moonbathers – Napalm
7 INSOMNIUM Winter’s Gate – Century Media
8 FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE King – Nuclear Blast
9 AVANTASIA Ghostlights – Nuclear Blast
10 MESHUGGAH The Violent Sleep Of Reason – Nuclear Blast

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1 ARKONA Vozrozhdeniye – Napalm
2 HAMMERFALL Built to Last – Napalm
3 DARK TRANQUILITY Atoma – Century Media
4 STARKILL Shadow Sleep – Prosthetic
5 VADER The Empire

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Murdoc’s Local Music Photo Blog: May

Ok so it is June… but it isn’t my fault that May kicked ass. I mean seriously. I graduated from NC State, saw my family, and went to some of the best local shows I have been to in a while.

I had planed to attend several big shows in the weeks following graduation, however, I was sadly only able to make it to 3 shows featuring 8 bands. But what great shows they were.

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May 15th: Cat’s Cradle: Hey Euphony, Whole Wheat Bread, MC Chris

This show was a mystery for me going in, because I was not familiar with any of the acts; also, I had never been to Cat’s Cradle before.

Hey Euphie is a pop punk band based out of Durham

Now on to reason I was interested in the show- Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread is based out of Jacksonville, Florida. The band plays what they like to call Dirty South Punk Rock, an awesome blend of hard punk rock with hip hop style.

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May 20th: Cat’s Cradle: Maylene and The Sons of Disaster, Clutch

I had looked forward to this concert for months because Clutch has been one of my favorite bands for the last few years. Native to Maryland and with more than 10 albums to their credit, Clutch passes through the Triangle roughly once a year; and unfortunately does not allow photography at their shows. This year’s show, while fun, was a bit of a disappointment from previous times I had seen them. The mosh pit broke out fast, but disappeared just as quickly as it had started, the lead singer didn’t have much to say to the crowd, and it was difficult to see the band due to an unusually tall audience. I dare to say metal/hard rockers Maylene and The Sons of Disaster put on a better, higher energy performance.

May 27th: The Pour House: Black Skies, Caltrop , Colossus

This show featured some of the best Raleigh has to offer in hard rock and metal, and I hate myself for not realizing what pocket I had put my camera in. It wasn’t until Colossus took that stage that I realized that I hadn’t left my camera at home.

Black Skies is from Chapel Hill and was celebrating the vinyl release of Hexagon (5/26/09).  I look forward to seeing more this band in the future because I’m not entirely sure about how much I enjoyed the performance. Part of it was the stage presence of the band, part of it was the annoying buzz that was feeding into the mix from a bad cable. However, I do encourage people to check out their music none the less.

Caltrop, also from Chapel Hill, is the embodiment of local music history with members having been part of Hazerai, Pegasus, El Sucio, The Ladderback, and Valient Thorr. Caltrop produces a hard rock jam band feel that just oozes potential. The band’s LP, World Class, lives up to  its’ title fully.

To finish the night, Colossus performed to a disappointingly small crowd, but kicked ass anyway.

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So in 3 weeks time, I saw 4 local bands and 4 non-local, nationally touring bands. Beleive me, the local bands certainly held their ground and put forth some great acts; and not all of the national acts were that great. Going to these shows made me think about the nature of concerts, and to a certain extent, music itself. Perhaps the biggest difference between great music/concerts/bands and everything else, is the experience one walks away with. A show by a great act makes the audience walk away pumped up,  or full of memories and opinions of what they just experienced; a show by a not so great act does not. Part of why this is, is the reason people go to the show in the first place, and part of it is the showmanship of the band. When I went to see Hey Euphony, Whole Wheat Bread and Clutch, I walked away feeling as though I had experienced something. However, if I hadn’t stayed for Colossus, and had simply gone home after seeing Black Skies, I may not have felt the same way.

Part of what causes this differentiation in experience lies on the individual at the show, and the other part lies on the shoulders of the band. Colossus, Whole Wheat Bread, Hey Euphony, and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster showed up to perform; not to simply play a gig, but to rock out and have an awesome time. Now this isn’t to say that the other bands didn’t; perhaps the crowd just wasn’t into it, or came to see someone else.

It is for this reason that I ask everyone that goes to support local music, to be active at it. Don’t just go to a show to have a couple beers, hang out, or just b.s. around: Go to the show to have an experince. Get into the music, the people on stage, and the people around you. For the love god, dance, hand bang, jump around, or whatever else comes to mind. Just don’t stand there with a stick up your butt and bounce your head like a bobble head doll. One thing that bands like Colossus, Red Collar, and other local bands excel at, is bringing the audeince to the edge of thier comfortable “chill” zone and pushing them into having an awesome time.