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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: 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):

Erk FM: Australia 476 – Western Australian Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 476. Erk continues his musical trip around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct, this time visiting Perth & Western Australia. Many local bands have issues traveling outside of Western Australia due to distance while many bands do not visit Western Australia for the same reason. It is so far between the west coast and the east coast of Australia that it is quicker and easier to fly to New Zealand from the east coast of Australia rather than fly to Western Australia. It has been said that Western Australia feels like another country due to the distances involved.

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 475 – The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Hiromi & Friends

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 475. On this episode, Erk's original plan was to feature a variety of bands from a variety of genres courtesy of AirPlay Direct. This changed, however, after hearing the first couple of artists. There is also has an announcement for Erk to make.

    Song list:

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 & various forms of metal from around the world. He has interviewed bands in a variety of locations including from the male toilets at a gig, around a kitchen table, back stage as well as on a cruise ship. There's been a range of gigs in front of half a dozen people to tours and cruise ships.

  To open the episode, Erk has a couple of guests with him to tell him how to say the name of a certain band. Then Erk features a series of English bands supplied to Erk by Ro of Dark Compass. Speaking of Ro, there's a snippet from Erk's recent trip to the UK. There's also a lot of promos from various bands that have not been played for a while. 

    Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 474 – South Australia Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 474. Erk continues his trip around the country featuring Australian artists courtesy of AirPlay Direct. This time, Erk focuses on South Australia and the capital city, Adelaide.

    Song list:

  • Square Peg - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • Why  - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • If You Were Me  - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • Everybody Wants To Touch Me - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • Somewhere In The City  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • Sydney From A 747  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • To Her Door  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • All The Wandering - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Heart Of It All  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Blue Sky Boy  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Soliders Fortune  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Country RnR - The Texettes (AirPlay Direct)
  • All These Years - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Humpy Bumpy - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Don't Look Back  - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Put A Bit Back  - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Punk Is A Lie - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Argument Party - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Blow - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Disappear - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)

Erk FM: International 473 – Nanu Nanu

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 473. This week, one of Erk's favourite comedians died unexpectedly, Robin Williams. While there's nothing that he did that could be played on Erk FM, Erk thought that he would play some humourous songs instead.

    Song list:

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 may be hearing for the first time but Erk has seen live many times before. All bands have appeared on Erk FM: Metal Monday before.

    Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 472 – Victorian Sampler

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 472. Erk is back after some technical issues last week and continues a review of Australian music he has featured on this podcast courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Changing focus from New South Wales, Erk looks down to the south and the hotbed of Australian music, Victoria.

  Song list:

Erk FM: International 471 – Easing Back In Randomly

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: International episode 471. Erk is back after his computer fail last week. Erk decides that he needs to have a laugh and relax after the events of the last few weeks and ease back into things. Off to the Randomizer 5000 with music supplied by Jamendo

    Song list:

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 episode of Erk FM: Metal Monday.  All of these bands have been featured on Erk FM: Metal Monday before but may not have been heard by some of the newer listeners. 

  Song list:

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 resume next week. Related posts: State Of The Channel Erk – Introducing 2 New Podcasts! Channel Erk Special Announcement Episode – New Subscriptions & New Website #mevioluxury Listen To Channel Erk’s podcasts on Pocket Casts Erk FM: Special Alpha – Busy Week Made Worse! Mevio Jumping The Shark? #mevioluxury (part 1) Erk FM: International 297 – Norockvember Week 4 Frustration Central No New Episodes This Week (30 January – 04 February) Erk Pod 218 – The Week of The Peanut Erk Pod 323 – Simulator Week Powered By H4N! Music Submissions On Hold

Erk FM: Australia 470 – NSW Sampler

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 470. On this episode, Erk looks back at some music from his home state of NSW supplied by AirPlay Direct as he starts to look back and reflect on some of the music he has played on Erk FM: Australia.

    Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: International 469 – Brazilians Are Cool

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 469 of Erk FM: International. To celebrate the World Cup, music supplier Jamendo had a sample playlist. Presumably the tunes are from Brazil as that country hosted the World Cup. Erk has not been to Brazil or South America but occasionally likes playing music from the region.

    Song list:

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 a look back at some of the bands he has featured on previous episodes.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 468 – Experimenting Mobilely

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 468. On this episode, Erk decides to record the episode remotely only using his iPhone and an application called Boss Jock Studio as an experiment. As a result, the show will sound different than usual. All of the artists have appeared on Erk FM: Australia before, some more recently than others. Artists include Acid Nymph, Aimee Francis, Awaken Solace, Domino, Heaven The AxeRise Of Avernus and Vanity Riots. Erk also wanted to play Red Bee and Frankenbok but that plan did not work - Erk later figured out why. 

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