RPM April Music Charts

April showers bring May flowers and that’s exactly what we’re getting with this month’s amazing releases! This time we have electronic music ranging from beautifully ambient to dark and pounding on our charts. Also make sure to check out our new Spring schedule right here!

  1. Midnight Mystery Club – Reason or Rhyme (Playing Hooky)
  2. Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I (ESL Music)
  3. Clavvs – World Underwater (Self-Released)
  4. Sam Gellaitry – Escapism III (XL Recordings)
  5. HEALTH – Disco3 (Loma Vista Recordings)
  6. Max Cooper – Emergence (Mesh Records)
  7. Midnight Pool Party – Dalliance EP (Self-Released)
  8. Jacques Greene – Feel Infinite (LuckyMe)
  9. The Anix – Ephemeral (Cleopatra)
  10. Table Syndicate – Game of Life (JHP Studio)

A house producer from Montreal, Jacques Greene, releases a powerhouse of emotions with his new album, Feel Infinite. This album pushes the boundaries of house music with memorable rhythms and pulsating synths that stay in your head.

Sam Gellaitry, a young Scottish producer, returns with the third installation of his Escapism EP series. His unique EP is unlike anything I’ve heard before!

LOUD ROCK MARCH CHARTS

Top o’ the mornin’! Here is your long-overdue update on the best metal that has come out recently, or out soon.

  1. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic [Thrash Metal]
  2. Pallbearer – Heartless [Doom Metal]
  3. Crurifragium – Beasts of the Temple of Satan [Blackened Death Metal]
  4. Unearthly Trance – Stalking the Ghost [Sludge/Doom Metal]
  5. Dodecahedron – Kwintessens [Avant-garde Black Metal]
  6. King Woman – Created In The Image of Suffering [Doom Metal]
  7. Ascended Dead – Abhorrent Manifestation [Death Metal]
  8. Hollow Leg – Murder EP [Sludge/Doom Metal]
  9. Pure Wrath – Ascetic Eventide [Atmospheric Black Metal]
  10. Nidingr – The High Heat Licks Against Heaven [Black Metal]

A few months ago, interviews were promised for bands playing Doom/Extreme Metal/Psych heavyweight fest Psycho Las Vegas (August 18-20th), and now that the full lineup has been announced, they are on their way, starting next week with Swedish Psychedelic Sludge act, Domkraft.

Tune in to Shallow Graves (Monday nights, 12am-2am), Out of Step (Tuesdays, 10pm-11pm), Que Te Importa (Sunday nights, 12am-2am), and From The Swamps (Sundays, 10pm-12am) for the heaviest, darkest, spookiest, angriest, saddest, etc. loud rock on the airwaves!

RPM Charts January 2017

A lot is happening in the world of RPM! Our new KZSC Winter Schedule started just last week and our RPM shows have started out with a bang. We have The Groove Institute with Black Cow Tuesdays at 9pm, Night Slugs with Linkz on Wednesdays 10pm, Nightowl with Crux and Brandon Berry Thursdays 7pm, and Hit Vibes with Brandx Fridays at 8:30pm on KZSC 88.1FM! Here are some of our top tunes from January:

  1. Phantogram – Three
  2. Kastle – Reflections
  3. Balkan Beat Box – Shout It Out
  4. Justice – “Randy” / “Fire”
  5. Thievery Corporation – “Letter to the Editor”
  6. Night Club – Requiem For Romance
  7. Acid ARab – Musique De France
  8. King Henry – Don’t Stay Away
  9. Dr. Wylie – +1 Club
  10. Lethertte – Last Night on the Planet

And coming soon to a frequency near you, Bonobo’s new album Migration!

Our latest concerts and festivals include:

LOUD ROCK JANUARY CHARTS

Brrrrrr my goodness it’s getting chilly! To get you through this inclement weather, and as a reward for surviving the holidays, here are some great loud rock releases from the month of January and the latter half of December.

  1. Black Anvil – As Was (Blackened Thrash Metal)
  2. Mesarthim – Type III (Atmospheric Black Metal)
  3. Goatblood – Veneration of Armageddon (Blackened Death Metal)
  4. Book of Wyrms – Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Stoner Metal)
  5. Krallice – Prelapsarian (Avant-garde Black Metal)
  6. Zao – The Well-Intentioned Virus (Metalcore)
  7. Laster – Ons Vrije Fatum (Atmospheric Black Metal)
  8. Arizmenda – Despairs Depths Descended (Black Metal)
  9. Ruins of Beverast – Takitum Tootem! EP (Atmospheric Black Metal/Doom Metal)
  10. Shaarimoth – Temple of the Adversarial Fire (Death Metal)

Check out From the Swamps with DJ Catfish and Q to satisfy your Doom and Sludge metal needs, starting every Sunday from 10pm to midnight.

LOUD ROCK DECEMBER CHARTS + UPCOMING INTERVIEWS

The quarter is coming to a close, and the air continues to drop in temperature…

End-of-year lists are being prepared, and folks are turning in for the holidays…

But that doesn’t mean the month of December can’t be host to some quality metal releases!

Here are my picks for this month:

  1. Ash Borer – The Irrepassable Gate (Atmospheric Black Metal)
  2. Sithter – Chaotic Fiend (Drone/Doom Metal)
  3. Gnaw Their Tongues – Hymns for the Broken, Swollen, and Silent (Black Metal/Noise/Experimental)
  4. Nails/Full of Hell – Nails/Full of Hell [Split] (Grindcore/Powerviolence/Hardcore)
  5. Bethlehem – Bethlehem (Black Metal)
  6. Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn (Doom Metal)
  7. Scum – Garden of Shadows (Death Metal)
  8. Revel In Flesh – Emissary Of All Plagues (Melodic Death Metal)
  9. Fistula – The Shape Of Doom To Cumm))) (Sludge/Doom Metal)
  10. Superjoint – Caught Up In The Gears (Sludge Metal)

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for interviews with the bands Domkraft and Slomatics! They are some of the first bands to be announced thus far that are performing at doom extravaganza, Psycho Las Vegas in 2017. As more bands are announced, I will continue to release interviews…

You can hear metal like this and more on Cries and Whispers, every Monday evening from 10 to Midnight with DJ Catfish and Firey Nairi!

LOUD ROCK NOVEMBER CHARTS

 

 

So much beautiful metal is released this time of year…must be the weather, I suppose! Here’s some of my top picks for the brutal-est and grooviest metal out now.

  1. Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation (Black Metal)
  2. Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis (Death Metal)
  3. Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Sludge Metal)
  4. Khemmis – Hunted (Doom Metal)
  5. Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation (Death Metal)
  6. Deathspell Omega – The Synarchy of Molten Bones (Black Metal)
  7. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law (Black Metal/Grindcore)
  8. Auroch – Mute Books ( Blackened Death Metal)
  9. Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation (Mathcore)
  10. Witchery – In His Infernal Majesty’s Service (Blackened Thrash Metal)

You can hear metal like this and more on Cries and Whispers, every Monday evening from 10 to Midnight with DJ Catfish and Firey Nairi!