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Erk FM: Extra – Metal interviews

Metal interviews





Photo – Metal is played hard and fast, often with headbanging at the same time.






The metal section of Erk FM: Extra is an extension & companion to Erk FM: Metal Monday. The louder, the faster, the stronger the music is, the better Erk likes it. Many interviews with metal bands have been recorded by Erk. 

Some artists can fit into 2 or more categories or subgenres of metal. It can be hard to classify. Depending on how they sound live, some hard rock bands can sound like soft metal. 


  • How Wikipedia defines metal?: Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the Midlands of the United Kingdom and in the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo. Read more
  • How does Erk define metal? Guitars, drums & vocals at 11!
  • Examples of metal bands Erk has interviewed: Foundry Road, Amodus & many more
  • What you can expect to hear in this section: Lots of metal interviews
  • What you can expect to read in this section: Episode shownotes


Recent Episodes

Erk FM: Extra 08 – Heathen Eyes interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 8 of Erk FM: Extra. This week's interview is with hard rock/metal band Heathen Eyes who are based in Auckland, New Zealand. The band were in Sydney to compete in the Global Battle Of The Bands competition.

Erk FM: Extra 005 – Phoebe (Heaven The Axe) interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 5 of Erk FM: Extra. On this episode, Erk chats with Phoebe who is the vocalist from Melbourne hard rock/metal band Heaven The Axe. During this very frank interview, Phoebe shares various stories about growing up in the country and then moving to the mean streets of Sydney & Melbourne to follow her musical dream. The episode starts out with the best reason ever to be late for an Erk FM interview.

Erk FM: Extra 03 – Amodus interview

by Erk

This week's episode features Sydney melodic metal band Amodus (often shortened by their fans to Modus). Due to circumstances, this interview was done in 2 distinctive halves. The interview starts at Amodus band practice with Melina (bass), Rose (guitar) & Sarah (drums). This section was done in December 2011 prior to Very Metal Xmas 2011. The second half of the interview is with vocalist Michael in January 2012 prior to the public launch of their album Smokescreen.

Erk FM 192 – Deadman eXplained interview

by Erk

This week's interview episode sees Erk joined by in-studio guest Scott from Deadman Industries as well as Foundry Road vocalist eXplain. During this interview, we find out what is happening with Foundry Road, the new Deadman eXplained line of clothing (coming soon) & how important merchandise can be to bands. We also find out why eXplain is entering the Mr/Miss Alternative competition.

Erk FM 185 – Glen Kenny interview (Very Live Entertainment & Jaded Empire)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 185 of Erk FM, Erk's music podcast featuring a wide range of podsafe & independent music from across the world. This week's interview episode features Glen Kenny from Jaded Empire & Very Live Entertainment. During this interview, Erk is able to speak to Glen from 2 points of view including that of a musician (Jaded Empire) and music promoter (Very Live Entertainment). Among other things, Very Metal Xmas 2011 is coming on Saturday 17 December 2011 at the Lucky Australian Tavern at St Marys with a massive lineup including Foundry Road, Amodus, Jaded Empire, Ilcontent & a...

Erk FM 174 – Centred Self interview

by Erk

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.

Erk FM 125 – A Very Metal Xmas special

by Erk

Welcome to A Very Metal Xmas! This is a special joint production between Erk (Erk FM) & Ellie (The Fuzz Radio). On Saturday 04 December 2010, Erk & Ellie joined forces and combined to interview all 13 bands who appeared at The Lucky Australian Tavern at St Marys. There were 13 bands over nearly 13 hours performing however we will bring you a small taste of what it was like to be at the event.

Erk FM 127 – Dave Evans interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 127 of Erk FM. Our special guest is Australian rock legend Dave Evans. In case you don't know Dave, you will know him well after this interview. In a long career, Dave is a former (and original) member of AC/DC. In a wide ranging interview that could have asked so much more, we all talk to Dave about rock through the ages here in Australia. It hasn't always been easy for Dave as you'll find out during this interview.

Erk FM 118 – Foundry Road interview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 118 of Erk FM. I know it is NoRockvember here on Erk FM but I could not wait until December to feature this interview with western Sydney metal band Foundry Road. Besides, it was recorded during Rocktober! Erk is joined by band members eXplain (vocals), Scott (guitar), Simon (bass) & Brad (drums). It was a very enjoyable interview around Brad's kitchen table. During the interview, I found out this was the band's first ever interview!


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