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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

    Erk Podcrawl

     

     

     

     

    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 152 – Whiplash Revisited (Melbourne)

by Erk

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...

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

by Erk

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...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 150 – Celebrating With A Little Help From My Friends

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday 150. Another milestone episode as Erk celebrates 150 episodes. This podcast was started as an off-shoot from Erk FM in October 2011. Since then, Erk has presented a range of hard rock, industrial...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 149 – Metal Makes Erk Happy

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 149. On this episode, Erk opens the episode with some music that makes him happy as he counts down to episode 150. There's a look back at some bands that recent listeners...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 148 – Hard Drive Failure Be Damned!

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 148. After a false start and a hard drive that did not want to work at the time of recording, Erk is back in the studio this week to give you another...

No Erk FM podcasts this week

by Erk

Due to a suspected hard drive failure at Channel Erk HQ, there will be no episodes of Erk FM this week (July 28 – August 1).   Hopefully the computer can be fixed this week & normal programming will...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 147 – Experimentally Mobile

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 147 of Erk FM: Metal Monday. Erk's in the mood for doing something different and experimenting in case he needs to do this show on the road. Featuring tracks he has on his phone, Erk takes...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 146 – Wading Through The Submissions

by Shawn

    Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 146. After his recent overseas trip, Erk is wading through his submissions list. There’s a lot to wade through – what better place to start with Canadian promotion company Asher...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 145 – Welcome Back Erk

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 145. For this episode, Erk has returned to the Channel Erk studio after being overseas. A highlight was Podcrawl which you can hear a lot about in Dark Compass episode 329. It...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 144 – Random Jam Jam Jam Jam

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 144. On this week's episode, Erk decides to explore the Jamendo metal streaming service again for a sampling of metal from around the world while he is .... around the world. It...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 143 – Random Jam Jam Jam

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 143. On this week's episode, Erk decides to explore the Jamendo metal streaming service again for a sampling of metal from around the world while he is .... around the world. It...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 142 – More Random Metal Jams

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 142. On this week's episode, Erk decides to explore the Jamendo metal streaming service again for a sampling of metal from around the world while he is .... around the world. It...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 141 – Random Metal Jams

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 141. On this week's episode, Erk decides to explore the Jamendo metal streaming service for a sampling of metal from around the world while he is .... around the world. It is...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 140 – Finnish The Black Metal

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 140. On this episode, Erk features black metal courtesy of Gleb Poro who is from Helsinki, Finland. On many occasions, 3, 4 or 5 people get together to form a...

State Of The Channel Erk – Introducing 2 New Podcasts!

by Erk

Erk is pleased to announce the launch of 2 new talk podcasts on Channel Erk - in part to celebrate 7 years of podcasting. There will be preview episodes to set up the feeds and submission to iTunes. The...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 139 – The Final Countdown

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 139. Erk is counting down for his next overseas trip shortly and this will be the last episode recorded in the studio. Erk will be away all of June but there will...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 138 – Erk To The Penalty Box

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 138. On this episode, Erk is doing something a little different. If you have been following Erk on social media, you will know that he is now a huge ice hockey fan...

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

by Shawn

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...

Erk FM: Metal Monday 136 – Easing In

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 136. Erk is recovering from his unicorn bite (a little slower than expected) but has some hard rock, goth, punk & metal for you this episode from various parts of the world....

Erk FM: Metal Monday 135 – Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 135 of Erk FM: Metal Monday. Erk is still recovering from his unicorn bite but is recovering. One of his favourite episodes of  Erk FM: Metal Monday was episode 49 which was recorded on location at...

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...

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