We’re back!!

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Oct 242009

Well, after hackers took a hold of this site and parts of my personal sites… I did some house cleaning and basically started back up from scratch… This time I’m using a slightly different theme template, but with pretty much the same look/colors, etc.   Cool stuff though…


WORT PLEDGE DRIVE Special Pantera show!

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Oct 182009


Posting everything a bit early this week, sorry, no mini-reviews!

Tune into the Mosh Pit on Monday 10/19 at 11pm for an ALL PANTERA Pledge Drive Special!!

And then check back here Monday around 10pm for a list of WORT’s Pledge drive thank you gifts!

Special Extended Mosh Pit on Monday 6/29!!

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Jun 282009

We’ll be covering the “Rolling with Scissors” 2-5am spot in addition to the normal 11p-2a Mosh Pit!

So that’s 6 hours of Monday Metal Moshing!

11pm-5am   6/29!!

Tune in on 89.9fm in Madison, listen live online at www.wort-fm.org/listen.php

Friday Night Mosh Pit Special Tonight June 19!

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Jun 192009

Tonight… yes Friday June 16th at midnight… there will be a SPECIAL Friday Night edition of The Mosh Pit!!  Tune in Midnight – 3am!   89.9fm in Madison… or live online at www.wort-fm.org/listen.php

Mosh Pit for 4/6/09

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Mar 312009


Mike will be filling in, as Matt will be on Vacation… tune in for a very Special Mike’s Picks edition of the Mosh Pit on Monday,  April 6.     There won’t be a top 20 next week, and the playlist won’t be posted until after April 10th.



Matt and Mike's Best Favorites of 2008

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Jan 122009

Here are our top albums for 2008.  These are more of what we found ourselves listening to when not doing anything for the radio show…   (Both of our lists are “in no particular order”)

Matt’s Top 10 albums
Testament, The Formation of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
Arsis, We Are The Nightmare (Nuclear Blast)
Opeth, Watershed (Roadrunner Records)
Zimmers Hole, When You Were Shouting At The Devil… (Century Media)
Metallica, Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
Slipknot, All Hope Is Gone (Roadrunner)
Austrian Death Machine, Total Brutal (Metal Blade)
Protest The Hero, Fortress (Vagrant)
Cavalera Conspiracy, Inflikted (Roadrunner Records)
Exodus, Let There Be Blood (Re-Issue) (Zaentz Records)

Matt’s Honorable mentions:
The Faceless, Planetary Duality (Sumerian)
Stormlord, Mare Nostrum (Locomotive)
In Flames, A Sense Of Purpose (Koch Records)
Abigail Williams, In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns (Candlelight)
Kingdom Of Sorrow, Kingdom Of Sorrow (Relapse Records)
Epicurean, A Consequence of Design (Metal Blade)
Dream Theater, Dream Theater’s Greatest Hit (And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) (Rhino)
Unleashed, Hammer Battalion (SPV)
Soulfly, Conquer (Roadrunner)
Krisiun, Southern Storm (Century Media)
Motorhead, Motorizer (SPV)

Mike’s Top 10:
Testament, The Formation of Damnation (Nuclear Blast)
Arsis, We Are The Nightmare (Nuclear Blast)
Slipknot, All Hope Is Gone (Roadrunner)
The Faceless, Planetary Duality (Sumerian)
Kataklysm, Prevail (Nuclear Blast)
Zimmers Hole, When You Were Shouting At The Devil… (Century Media)
Opeth, Watershed (Roadrunner Records)
Krisiun, Southern Storm (Century Media)
Austrian Death Machine, Total Brutal (Metal Blade)
Metallica, Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)

Mike’s Honorable mentions:
Heaven Shall Burn, Iconoclast (Century Media)
Cavalera Conspiracy, Inflikted (Roadrunner Records)
Burst, Lazarus Bird (Relapse)
Kingdom of Sorrow, Kingdom of Sorrow (Relapse)
Warbringer, War Without End (Century Media)
Unleashed, Hammer Battalion (SPV)
Whitechapel, This Is Exile (Metal Blade)
Nachtmystium, Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. 1 (Century Media)
Raunchy, Wasteland Discotheque (Lifeforce)
Gojira, The Way of All Flesh (Prosthetic)

Site update for 9/8/08

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Sep 072008

I (Matt) won’t be on the air Monday night…  I’ll be at the Packer Game!!   Mike will be handing the show duties with his special album, and 2 other hours of awesome “picks!”

Due to this, I won’t do the full “new stuff this week” update, so here’s a quickie…

All That Remains (good stuff, heavy, yet melodic)
Metal Church (sounds great, not super heavy, but reminds me a lot of Iron Maiden)
Amon Amarth (it’s just a single, but it’s awesome… you gotta love Amon Amarth)
Better Left Unsead (pretty good metal-core, catchy and melodic)
Exmortus (Great death/trash/blackened metal…heavy AND catchy… guitars are sick!)

In other news… I have been going through pictures from recent shows… Most recently, I put up more bands from Summer Slaughter… Check out pix from The Faceless, Cryptopsy, Black Dahlia Murder and Vader!   Just click on “Photos” above.

New stuff this week… 2/18/08

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Feb 182008

Paul Sabu
Strange Messiah
41:03 – 10 Tracks
Listening to this makes me think I’ve got a good ol Whitesnake CD on. I googled this guy and apparently he’s like some king of AOR music. Well, he’s done a lot of producing and writing and background stuff for well known artists such as Alice Cooper, Kiss Members and he even “discovered” Shania Twain. Well this album is what I said in the first sentence, very Whitesnake sounding. Plain straightahead hard rock stuff. It’s not too bad, and with the lack of other new stuff this week, you’ll probably hear this on the Mosh Pit!

Hate Eternal
Fury and Flames
Metal Blade
40:00 – 10 Tracks
This is some crazy sick technical-ish brutal death metal.  Over the top brutality!  Erik Rutan has become a legend of late, with his work in Morbid Angel and Ripping Corpse along with all the stuff he’s been producing lately…  This album is just sick and brutal and what extreme death metal should be.  You’ll definitely hear this on the Mosh Pit!

Dead To Fall
Are You Serious?
39:18 – 11 Tracks
After a little bit of an intro track, this just rips into metal brutality.   I guess this is what metalcore is becoming… more brutal, less emo… you know, as we like to call brutalcore.  This CD is fairly complex and technical in parts.   It even fringes on catchy.  The dual vocal styles work well together, some cookie monster and just plain metalcore abrasive screamgrowls.  You’ll hear this on the Mosh Pit!

Win Us Over
45:56 – 13 Tracks
This is pretty much a straightforward hard rock album, leaning into the stoner metal genre.  The songs are just cool enough to be semi-catchy, and have you tapping your feet and headbanging in parts.  The guitars are dirty enough to keep this playable on the Mosh Pit too.  Stoner metal fans unite!

Kingdom of Sorrow
Kingdom of Sorrow
Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein team up for some southern soundin’ metal.  It sounds pretty much how you would assume it sounds.  Very “Down-ish” with Jamey Jasta doing vocals sounding a lot like Phil Anselmo.  We like down, this sounds kinda like down and has some respectable members of the metal family in it… of course you’ll hear it on the Mosh Pit!

Mystic Prophecy
Satanic Curses
48:12 – 12 Tracks
We’ve played this CD a bit on the Mosh Pit already, as Mike bought it and brought it in.  We just got a copy of it sent to us from the label, therefore you have a lil write up on it!   This is the kind of power metal that should be around more often.  It’s more musically thrash, but with more of the heavy power/prog metal stuff going on.  The vocals have an edge to them, not just screamy high voice stuff.   You’ll hear more of this on the Mosh Pit!