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In 2012 & beyond, Erk FM is made up of 4 different podcasts. There is a different podcast every day of the week. The week starts at 11 with Erk FM: Metal Monday. Tuesdays (as required) are for interviews, special features & live recordings with Erk FM: Extra.

 

In January 2009, Erk FM started as a music podcast every Friday with music from around the world. In December 2011, the Friday show split into 2 with Erk FM: International on Wednesdays & Erk FM: Australia on Fridays.

 

 

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  • Release Day: Monday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Expect to hear: Metal (in its various forms) from Australia & around the world
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Not available via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk FM: Metal Monday information

 

Creative Commons License

  • Release Day: Tuesdays
  • Frequency: As required
  • Expect to hear: Interviews, live recordings, special features
  • Some episodes of other Erk FM shows also contain interviews
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Also available separately via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk FM: Extra information

 

Creative Commons License

  • Release Day: Wednesday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Expect to hear: Various styles of music from around the world (except Australian artists)
  • Subscription to Erk FM: International now separate to subscription to Erk FM: Australia
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Also available separately via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Episodes are odd numbered only (even numbers are Erk FM: Australia episodes)
  • Erk FM: International information

 

Creative Commons License

  • Release Day: Friday
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Expect to hear: Various styles of music from around Australia
  • Subscription to Erk FM: Australia now longer includes subscription to Erk FM: International
  • Subscription available via iTunes, RSS or searching your podcatcher of choice by the show name
  • Also available separately via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Episodes are even numbered only. Odd numbered episodes are Erk FM: International episodes
  • Erk FM: Australia information

 

  • Release Day: Every Friday & some Tuesdays from January 2009 – November 2011
  • Frequency: Weekly until November 2011
  • Expect to hear: Various styles of music from around Australia & across the world
  • Currently no subscriptions available
  • Episodes are available via the website
  • Erk FM information

This show is Erk’s original version of Erk FM which aired from January 2009 until November 2011. Now divided into Erk FM: Australia & Erk FM: International.

 

Recent Episodes (all Erk FM shows)

 

Erk FM Metal Monday 164 – Snakes Alive!

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 164. On this episode, Erk finds a series of hard rock & metal bands with a theme in their names - snakes! And seeing as though the weather at Erk FM: Metal Monday HQ will be very hot & very snake like, it seems an appropriate theme for this week's episode. Despite the common theme, there's a range of styles in the hardness stakes with the episode starting & finishing with classic rock. 

    Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 502 – Norockvember Week 3

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 502. It is the 3rd and penultimate week of Norockvember which has been the theme for November after Rocktober. Erk's on a mysterious last minute mission so re-presents an episode of Norockvember from November 2012. 2 years ago, Erk is just back from the Whiplash tour which went up & down the east coast of Australia. Apart from a lot of memories (good, bad & indifferent), Erk also picked up a wicked case of pink eye on the tour. Norockvember was the perfect thing to do while Erk recovered!!!

    Music supplied by Radio Submit.

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 501 – Norockvember Week 3

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 501. Norockvember continues on Erk FM: International as the episode number goes north of 500. The episode starts with some electronic music before ending with jazz & classical. Hopefully a good time was had by all. 

    Music supplied by Jamendo.

    Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 163 – Black Metal Before Blue Mountains Trip?

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 163. On this episode, Erk is preparing for a possible deployment on fire duties so is recording early just in case. There are fires in the lower Blue Mountains reasonably close to Erk's house but not much of the Blue Mountains is black, luckily. This week's episode features black metal from across the world courtesy of AirPlay Direct.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 500 – Norockvember Week 2

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 500! Erk had no idea that when starting this podcast in January 2009 that there would be anywhere near 500 episodes! There have been dedicated Australian & International episodes since December 2011. On this episode, Erk continues Norockvember with several of his favourite artists to see live. Unfortunately, Erk has not seen any of these artists for some time.

  All music supplied directly by the artists. 

    Song list:

Erk FM: International 499 – Norockvember Week 2

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 499. Norockvember continues to the delight of at least one Canadian as Erk FM episode 500 is rapidly approaching.There's a variety of styles and band locations on this episode but no rock in Norockvember!

  Music supplied by Jamendo.

  Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 162 – Erk Has A Huge Metal Fan

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 162. On this episode, Erk features a series of tracks that he has sitting on his button pushing software. As a result of being in Erk's button pushing software for some time, these bands & artists have been featured on Erk FM: Metal Monday before. Many of these songs are played while compiling playlists for all Erk FM shows so why not play these songs again for everyone's benefit?   In unrelated news, it is nearly 1am on Monday when Erk started to record the episode & it is still hot in the Erk FM: Metal Monday studio. Lucky for Erk, he has a big metal fan above his head.     Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 498 – Norockvember Week 1

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 489. This week's episode sees the farewell of Rocktober and the start of Norockvember courtesy of AirPlay Direct. There's a range of artists who have been raised in Australia as well as those who have settled here later in life. 

    Song list:

 

 

Erk FM: International 497 – Norockvember Week 1

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 497. Rocktober is over and Erk decided in the past that following Rocktober would be a month called Norockvember. For the month of November, that is exactly what you will hear on Erk FM: International & Erk FM: Australia - no rock! There's a lot of music from around the world in a variety of languages as well as several instrumentals. 

  Music supplied by Jamendo.

  Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 161 – Welcome To The NSFW Danger Zone

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 161. On this episode, Erk starts with comedic metal champions Psychostick & features some new tracks from their new album IV: Revenge Of The Vengeance. Moving north, there's a range of Canadian metal for you to enjoy. 

    All songs courtesy of Asher Media Relations.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 496 – Rocktober Week 5

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 496. It is the 5th and final week of Rocktober before the month long Norockvember which starts on Erk FM: International & Erk FM: Australia from the next episode. And what Rocktober would be complete unless one of the Australian rock legends of all time doesn't make an appearance?

  Music supplied by SGC Media & AirPlay Direct.

    Song list:

Erk FM: International 495 – Rocktober Week 5

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 495. This week's episode is the final Erk FM: International episode for Rocktober and Erk takes a trip down memory lane to share some classic rock courtesy of AirPlay Direct.

    Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 160 – Swedway Norden II

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 160. On this episode, Erk searches AirPlay Direct for Hard Rock in Sweden & Norway to see how much crossover to metal there is. As Erk has constantly said - if you are a metal band, don't be scared to say that you are a metal band! If you aren't a metal band, don't say that you are a metal band!

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 494 – Rocktober Week 4

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 494. Rocktober continues courtesy of AirPlay Direct with this week's episode being the penultimate week of Rocktober. There's some different types of rock this week for your enjoyment.

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 493 – Rocktober Week 4

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 493. Rocktober continues on Erk FM: International courtesy of Jamendo. As always, it is interesting to see what bands regard as rock as a genre. There's music from the UK, US, Germany, South Africa (that's not common for Erk FM!), Russia, Italy, France & the Netherlands.

    Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 159 – Rock Chicks Rock & Metal Chicks Rock

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 159. Erk isn't feeling very well this week however hearing a lot of female fronted hard rock & metal courtesy of AirPlay Direct might help. If you have been listening to Erk FM for some time, you will know how much Erk enjoys female fronted rock & metal.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 492 – Rocktober Week 3

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 492. Rocktober continues on Erk FM: Australia with a variety of rock tunes courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Some bands/artists have been featured on Erk FM: Australia before but have not been featured for some time.

    Song list:

Erk FM: International 491 – Rocktober Week 3

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 491. Rocktober continues on Erk FM and gets more towards the volume you might hear on Erk FM: Metal Monday. Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 158 – Dangerously Powering Around The World

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 158. On this episode, Erk thought that he would go on a musical voyage of discovery thanks to his music supplier AirPlay Direct and see what hard rock and metal he could find from around the world. These bands come from places around the world that Erk would not normally get submissions from. The internet gods were against Erk however we got through it!

  Sometimes trusting the artists to be accurate in their descriptions of their genre - as Erk finds out from time to time - is dangerous. Sometimes letting Erk use a computer is dangerous - and frustrating!

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 490 – Rocktober Week 2

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 490. Rocktober continues with a selection of Australian female fronted rock. Long term Erk FM listeners know how Erk loves his female fronted rock bands and these bands are some of Erk's favourites.

  All music supplied directly by the artists.

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 489 – Rocktober Week 2

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 489. On this episode, Rocktober continues into week 2 of October courtesy of AirPlay Direct. There's various degrees of rock and bands with interesting song titles and interesting band names. 

    Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 157 – A Zed Or A Zee, Doesn’t Matter To Me

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 157. On this episode, Erk features metal around the world, mostly courtesy of music supplier Radio Submit. Erk had some technical problems but overcome them & featured a range of metal and hard rock from around the world.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 488 – Rocktober Week 1

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 488. This is the first episode of Rocktober and Erk goes back and re-finds some rock artists that he has featured before. Rocktober is a month-long celebration of rock. It has been some time since Erk has seen some of the artists featured on this episode. 

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 487 – Rocktober 2014 Week 1

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 487 and the first episode for Rocktober 2014. Starting out with some old school rock (no, not The Who) & finishing with a couple of bands that have been on Erk FM before, it's time to rock out! It is interesting some times to hear how some people define the genre of rock and what sub-genres people also include along with rock.

    Music supplied by Deuce Management & Promotion.

  Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 156 – Jamming Around The World

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 156. Instead of watching ice hockey brawls on YouTube (a personal favourite is 14 Minutes of Pissed Off Goalies - it does exactly what it says on the box!), Erk is bringing you metal from around the world, probably in languages other than English (the bands, that is, not Erk) courtesy of music supplier Jamendo. Some of the tracks are so not in English that Erk's English keyboard can not re-create the letters forming the titles of the songs.

  The first song is called Escape From Dead Halt by Metal Mood. You might listen to the start of the song & think that Erk has gone stark raving mad. Look past the the piano in the introduction and you'll hear some German metal.  

The next band are called ReconQuistA from Russia. Erk plays a few tracks from them but can't translate the song titles into English. Making a return to Erk FM: Metal Monday are Melqart who are from Spain. Erk wonders if the traditional "U follows a Q" rule also applies in Spanish. Probably not.  

Next are ApocryphA from Argentina. Based...

Erk FM: Australia 486 – Rocktober Preview

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 486. This is a preview of next month's Rocktober. This preview episode dates from the last time that Erk did Rocktober in 2012. There is a lot of great Australian rock out there & I've only touched the surface! To allow more music, there's not a lot of talking from Erk on this episode - more music, less waffle!

  Music supplied by Radio Submit, Musik & Film, Cyber PR, Deuce Management & Promotion, SGC Media & the artists directly. 

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 485 – Rocktober Preview

by Erk

Welcome to episode 485 of Erk FM: International. This is a preview of Rocktober which is coming up from next week with all new tracks. This re-presented episode dates from the last time Erk did Rocktober, 2012.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct & Ambicon Records.

  Song list:

Erk FM Metal Monday 155 – Canadians Still Heading To Wacken

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 155. Erk again features Canadian metal bands who competed for the chance to go to Wacken. On this episode, we also find out who did actually win the race to go to Wacken on behalf of Canadians. Music supplied by Asher Media Relations.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 484 – Reflecting Self Centredly

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 484. This is a re-presentation of Erk FM episode 174 originally released in June 2011. 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. On the day of this interview, Symon & Allan were pre-producing drum tracks at Party Pig Studios in the early stages of producing the forthcoming Centred Self debut album. This album was planned for late 2010 but never saw the light of day, sadly. Among other things, Allan is now drumming successfully for metal band Dawn Heist while Symon ran away and joined the circus ... um, not really. It makes for an interesting headline, though!

  A lot has happened after this interview occurred. Soon after the interview, Erk travelled across Europe and formulated the idea for Erk FM: International & Erk FM: Australia and how they would work while he was overseas. The idea for Erk FM: Metal Monday...

Erk FM: International 483 – Sitting On The Couch

by Erk

Continuing back at looking back at music across Channel Erk, Erk features an alternative online music festival called Couch X Couchwest. 

    While CXCW requires video to be filmed from anywhere that isn't a stage, there are some tracks on this episode that have been recorded in a studio environment. Some of the songs on this episode, however, are played directly from the artist's CXCW video submission.   You can see many videos that have been created for CXCW plus a lot more about the World's Best Online Music Festival at the official CXCW website.   Thank you to the CXCW team for involving me in the festival this year & helping me to promote this show while I am promoting the festival.   This episode starts with a couple of new submissions by artists that have appeared on Erk FM before. Then various artists who won CXCW awards are featured.

  Song submissions:



CXCW Award Winners...

Erk FM Metal Monday 154 – Oot & Aboot To Wacken

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 154. On this episode, Erk continues to feature Canadian metal bands competing for the chance to head to the Wacken festival. Many of the bands on this episode are from Edmonton, Calgary or Montreal. 

  Music supplied by Asher Media Relations.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 482 – Remembering Bigsound

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 482. This encore episode sees the beginning of a range of content from the Bigsound 2013 conference/showcase in Brisbane a year ago. Bringing together a range of musicians & music industry people from Australia and beyond), it was an exciting conference for Erk FM. It was a great way to meet people that I have only spoken to online and/or heard online via this podcast. There were days of conference sessions that I did not attend as well as 2 nights of live music across 12 venues in Fortitude Valley.

  As you might be able to imagine, I was in podcasting & music heaven. However, I was (obviously) unable to cover the entire event because there's only so much one person (me!) can do.

  On this week's episode, there are interviews conducted over 2 days of various artists. Over 2 days, there were over 250 interviews conducted by various media & new media outlets. A very big thank you to Stephen, Andrew & Sarah from SGC Media for arranging these interviews & my media accreditation. Big thank you also to my media/band liaison people Laura & Maddi for making sure that the bands & I were...

Erk FM: International 481 – Blasting Back To Elephants

by Erk

Welcome to episode 481 of Erk FM: International. Erk continues his look back at previous music on Channel Erk. Today, he selects episode 58 of Judy's Blast FM. On that week, Judy presents elephant songs - if you listened to Blast From The Past, you'll know how much Judy love elephants. Most music is supplied on this episode by the Podsafe Music Network. One thing that Erk & Judy had never been afraid of while podcasting was having unusual themes.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 480 – Blasting Back

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia 480. On this episode, Erk decides to go for a blast from the past - namely via his mum. Erk's mum Judy used to podcast with him on a talk show called Blast From The Past. She later decided to do a music show, Judy's Blast FM. So Erk decides to replay an episode of Judy's Blast FM featuring a series of artists primarily from Sydney.

    Song list:

 

Erk FM Metal Monday 153 – Off To Wacken, Eh?

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 153. On this week's episode, Erk features a range of Canadian bands courtesy of Asher Media Relations who were competing - battling, if you will - for a spot at Wacken, one of the most well known outdoor metal festivals in the world.

    Song list:

Erk FM: International 479 – Blasting Back To September

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 479. Erk decides to have a look back at a September themed episode of Judy's Blast FM from September 2009. Judy (Erk's mum) used to podcast with Erk on a talk show called Blast From The Past before starting her own music show Judy's Blast FM. A theme of the show was her discovering (as Erk would say) that there is more to music than country and/or western.

  Song list:

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 final stop of the tour, a lot happened. There was a lot of awesome music and friendship but also some behind the scenes action which saw a change of promoter mid-tour. The Melbourne show was very emotional for the bands who had done a major part of the tour. This episode was originally recorded as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 63.

  Interviews:

  • Create Destroy
  • Any Last Words
  • Mnemic
  • Lynchmada
 

Live tracks from the following bands (as recorded by Erk):

Erk FM: Australia 478 – Queensland Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 478. On this episode, Erk continues his musical journey around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Had Erk started this journey in a logical way & not started in the state he lives in, the journey may have started in Queensland. But no, Erk started in NSW, headed to Victoria, South Australia then Western Australia. This week, Erk heads to Queensland, the Sunshine state.

    Song list:

Erk FM: International 477 – Fresh & Pretty Orange

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 477. On this episode, Erk takes some suggestions from music supplier Jamendo. There's a good mix of music on this episode for you to enjoy from around the world including from America, France, Germany & Russia.

  Song list:

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 in Sydney then heading to Brisbane, Gosford, Newcastle, Canberra & Melbourne. The episode was originally released as Erk FM: Metal Monday episode 58 released in November 2012.

  Interviews:

 

Live tracks from the following bands (as recorded by Erk):

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