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Erk FM: Metal Monday

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“DON’T HATE ME BECAUSE I’M METAL!!!” – ERK

 

Erk FM: Metal Monday is a music podcast centred on various forms of metal (also may include hard rock). Part of Channel Erk Podcasts & based in Australia, Erk FM has been airing unsigned & indie artists from various genres since January 2009. Being involved in the western Sydney metal scene from the end of 2010, Erk has decided to present Erk FM: Metal Monday to showcase this often mis-understood genre of music. 

 

Erk FM: Metal Monday was launched on Monday 03 October 2011. There are also preview episodes available on the website and via subscriptions on iTunes etc. The preview episodes were based on Erk FM metal based content originally recorded for Erk FM during 2010 or 2011. Erk FM: Metal Monday features various forms of metal each & every Monday with a separate feed & subscription for Erk FM: Metal Monday.

 

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[Erk FM: Metal Monday's 70000 Tons Of Metal 2013 coverage]

[Erk FM: Metal Monday's 70000 Tons of Metal 2014 coverage]

 

An overall highlight for Erk has been (and continues to be) attending many gigs, mainly in the Sydney area. He also hosted two all-day gigs at the Lucky Australian Tavern, a fundraising event for Queensland flood victims and also A Very Metal Xmas. During this time, Erk has made many friends and been to many venues that he had never been to previously. He covered the 2012 Whiplash tour (Australian east coast) & also covered the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise early in 2013 & 2014. 

 

[Whiplash Festival Coverage - episodes 54 - 65 including preview/review episodes]

 

If you think that metal is a bit too hard for your tastes, feel free to give it a try! If after that you still find metal too hard (I won’t be surprised or offended), you can listen to Erk FM: International (Wednesday, all genres, non Australian artists) & Erk FM: Australia (Friday, all genres, Australian artists only).

 

Submissions are open to any unsigned/indie metal band of any metal genre as well as hard rock. For further information about submitting music, visit the Submit Music page. Erk hates it when bands try to say that they are metal bands when they are not, just to get more people to listen to their music. On the other hand, some bands sound a lot harder & heavier live than they do on a studio recording.

 

Upcoming Event

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    Erk's Europe Trip

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    In 2011, Erk visited Europe & the UK for the first time. In mid 2014, Erk is returning for another visit. Traveling via the Middle East for the first time, Erk will be heading into Europe & the UK again. Details to be confirmed but a highlight will surely be repeating a music podcasting pub crawl in London with fellow members of the Association Of Music Podcasting,  

 

Recent Episodes

 

Erk FM: Metal Monday 134 – Severe Pain Make Erk Something Something (repeat episode 1)

by Shawn

Due to Erk being in severe pain & being unable to record an episode of Erk FM: Metal Monday this week, Erk replays Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 1 recording in October 2011. 

  This week's episode features music that Erk...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 133 – Happy Metal, Smiley Face

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 133. On this week's episode, there's some more great North American metal and as an added bonus, there's even some videos for you to enjoy if you go to the

Erk FM: Metal Monday 132 – O Canadian Metal

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 132. Erk is back in the Erk FM: Metal Monday studio & is wading through his submissions that he received while overseas. Erk is learning & hearing a lot about the Canadian...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 131 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 5)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 131. This is the final week of Erk FM: Metal Monday's coverage of 2014's 70000 Tons of Metal. This week's episode starts with The Entity by Temtris - another song...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 130 – 70000 Tons Of Metal (Part 4)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 130 of Erk FM: Metal Monday. Prior to the start of Erk's behind the scenes look at 70000 Tons of Metal, it's time to play some new tunes for you. First, we'll hear from

Erk FM: Metal Monday 129 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 3)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 129. This episode features the second half of 70000 Tons Of Metal day 2. By the end of day 2, Erk would have seen all 40 bands once in 2 really long...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 128 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 2)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 128 from day 2 of 2014's 70000 Tons of Metal. At the end of day 2, Erk had heard all 40 bands. The original plan was to feature day 1 on episode...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 127 – 70000 Tons Of Metal 2014 (Part 1)

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 127. Erk is back from 70000 Tons of Metal 2014 & he had a great time. With 40 metal bands of various sub-genres, 2000 metal heads & a ship sailing...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 126 – Girl On Top Of The Punk

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 126. To conclude the summer programming prior to Erk's 2014 70000 Tons Of Metal coverage, Erk features two American bands which could be considered hard rock, alternative & punk.

  Music supplied by

Erk FM: Metal Monday 125 – Blasting The Italian Metal

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 125. On this episode, Erk opens the episode Italian metal band SpellBlast. They started as a power metal band in 1999. They released their first demo in 2004 & their...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 124 – Goth, Goth, Goth

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 124. On this episode for something different, Erk features some music that is described on his music supplier AirPlay Direct as being gothic. Your gothicness may vary. This is why,...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 123 – Shut The Front Gate, Punk!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 123. For something different, Erk features some punk. Sometimes the line between punk & hard rock is blurred. The episode starts with a couple of Australian artists before heading overseas for some...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 122 – Bulgarian Symphonic

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 122. On this episode, Erk features Bulgarian symphonic hard rock/metal singer Ani Lozanova courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Long time listeners to Erk FM: Metal Monday knows how Erk feels...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 121 – World Record Metal!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 121. On this episode, you will be attempting a World Record. This week's featured band is Kaiser courtesy of AirPlay Direct. On their AirPlay Direct bio, the band...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 120 – Madness

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 120. On this episode, Erk features St Madness who are a band from Arizona courtesy of AirPlay Direct. St Madness have been together since 1993.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Metal Monday 119 – Scratchy Rebel

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 119. On this episode, Erk opens the episode with Chokeslam who describe themselves as Rebel Metal. They are from Tennessee, an American state that is more associated with country and/or western...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 118 – Sul-Americano De Metal

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 118. On this week's episode, Erk features metal from South America. South America is a large cultural melting pot with a mixture of influences depending on the location & European influence. Erk...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 117 – 70000 Tons Of Metal Preview

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 117. On this episode, Erk previews 70000 Tons of Metal that he will be attending in January 2014. All bands are listed in alphabetical order & will be played in this order...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 116 – Citadel Of Sirens Evermore

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 116. On this episode, Erk features Citadel Besieged who are a metal band from Indiana. Originally called Darkhaven, their first album was recorded but not released way back in 1987. As...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 115 – Commanding The Rebel Crow

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 115. On this episode, Erk features 3 different bands. The first band is Denmark band Saint Rebel. You might want to describe them as part angel, part devil. The second...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 114 – Mixed Metal Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 114. On this episode, there is a great mix of metal for you while Erk prepares for his overseas trip including 70000 Tons of Metal.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Metal Monday 113 – Welcoming The Asher

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 113. On this episode, Erk welcomes a new music supplier & continues last week's Canadian feature. Preparations are well underway for Erk's trip to America, Japan & Singapore in January/February 2014 which...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 112 – Canadian Metal, Eh!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 112. On this episode, Erk features a massive amount of Canadian metal and/or hard rock, prompted by episode 26 of Insomnia Radio: Canada. Erk then searched his music supplier

Erk FM: Metal Monday 111 – Celebraelly Strepped By The Smokin Deli

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 111. On this episode, Erk remembers to play some great hard rock & metal of some local (to him) bands who have just released or have upcoming releases of new material. Erk...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 110 – Blackened Rock

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 110. On this episode, Erk features Sydney metal band The Blackened Beneath who are releasing a new EP. Erk is also counting down to his 2014 overseas trip including Japan. Then there's...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 109 – In Case Of Emergency, Call The Bok!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 109. This last week, Erk has been extremely busy behind the microphone but has not stepped foot in the Channel Erk studio for 6 days. How is this possible? Erk is just...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 108 – Death Or Die Trying!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 108. Erk decided to keep the death metal theme going from last week's episode with music courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Erk hasn't heard a progress report from Ro or Shawno...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 107 – Ikea Or Death!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 107. Erk plays a game of Ikea Or Death & as a result, features a range of death metal bands from around the world - or so they say!

  All music...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 106 – Happy Metal Birthday!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 106. This episode marks 2 years of Erk FM: Metal Monday after the show started in October 2011. So to celebrate, rather than a countdown of his favourite songs of the last...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 105 – Me Fail English Again?

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 105. Last week, Erk enjoyed presenting you some bands from non English speaking countries so here we go again! Here are some more bands that Erk saw at 2013's 70000...

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