Each week, GIMME METAL publishes its radio chart listing the top 40 tracks played on the station. Already the best metal discovery service online, the GIMME METAL chart is a powerful tool for listeners, labels, and artists for staying up to date on the best new metal released by established greats and up-and-coming underdogs, all handpicked by GIMME's knowledgeable DJ roster and editorial team.
GIMME METAL Chart - January 11th, 2021:
1. Ilsa - "Poor Devil"
2. Eyehategod - "High Risk Trigger"
3. Obsidian Mantra - "False Spirituality"
4. Disfiguring The Goddess - "Flattery"
5. Eternal Champion - "A Face In The Glare"
6. Khemmis - "Three Gates"
7. Serpent Omega - "Land Of Darkness"
8. Akhyls - "Ephialtes"
9. Contrarian - "The Final Hour"
10. Hjelvik - "Thor's Hammer"
for the full Top 40 List.
GIMME METAL Vinyl Club - GIMME METAL's February Vinyl Club pick is High On Fire's 2000 debut The Art Of Self Defense! This crushing sludge/doom classic is now a GIMME METAL exclusive reissue on translucent blue vinyl and comes with a sweet High On Fire enamel pin! Not a part of the club yet? Sign up today! Find details at THIS LOCATION
This week on GIMME METAL:
Decibel Levels USBM Book Special with Albert Mudrian - Fresh off the publication of the revered USBM: A Revolution Of Identity In American Black Metal by Decibel Magazine scribe Daniel Lake, brilliant Decibel founder and editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian will be hosting a USBM-themed episode of Decibel Levels! The book is getting excellent reviews and Mudrian will be bringing an absolute ritual of a show and will be present in the live chat! Don't miss it!
King Fowley / Deceased Guest DJ Special - Deceased's founding mainman King Fowley is a metal lifer, and one who's escaped death on multiple occasions (see his autobiography Stay Ugly for one rollercoaster ride of rock history). A truly respected warrior in the world of metal and a larger-than-life character, GIMME METAL is honored to have Fowley host his own episode. Deceased released an all-covers record called Rotten To The Core 2 (The Nightmare Continues) this past Summer. Hear the band's take on everything from the Buzzcocks to Cryptic Slaughter to Die Kreuzen. All hail King Fowley! And please utilize the tip jar to help all our musical friends sidelined from touring activity.
Murder Falcon / Brooticus Special with Felipe Belalcazar and Daniel Warren-Johnson - The world is under attack by hideous monsters, and only the power of metal can fuel Murder Falcon into all-out kung-fu fury on those who seek to conquer Earth!! Film Director Felipe Belalcazar sits with Murder Falcon author and DC Artist Daniel Warren-Johnson to discuss killer riffs, sci-fi monsters, and saving the world through the power of metal.
Michael Alago Guest DJ Special - New episode! Michael Alago spent the mid-1970s as a denizen of Max's and CBGB, revelling in newfound musical freedom and how it related to him as a gay Latino kid growing up in Brooklyn. He started a Dead Boys fanclub and grew into a downtown music scene fixture, eventually booking gigs at The Ritz. He then found himself ascending to an A&R position at Elektra ultimately signing Metallica to the label, as well as working with countless other legends. Drew Stone's 2017 documentary film Who The F*** Is That Guy? chronicles Alago's travels, trials, new resurgence in life, and his outlook. GIMME METAL is pleased to welcome Alago for another DJ special.
Dread Sovereign Guest DJ Special - Dread Sovereign was formed in Dublin, Ireland in 2013 by Primordial vocalist Nemtheanga to give praise to filthy cult old doom, black, and heavy metal. Their first EP - 2013's Pray To The Devil In Man - came out on Roadburn/Burning World Records to coincide with the band's live debut. Soon after, two full-lengths were released by Van Records: All Hell's Martyrs (2014) and For Doom The Bell Tolls (2017). And now, in early 2021, the band will release their new album, Alchemical Warfare, through Metal Blade Records. On Alchemical Warfare, Nemtheanga's soaring voice wages war with the dirt-caked instrumental action behind him, total doom with some flares of Hawkwind. Nemtheanga returns for his second GIMME METAL guest DJ set on Monday, January 18th at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST where he'll also be available in the live chat.
This week on GIMME METAL 2:
GIMME Hardcore - Join No Echo's Carlos Ramirez for his GIMME Hardcore show every Wednesday at 5:00pm EST / 2:00pm PST on GIMME METAL 2. Ramirez, host of GIMME's regular show Street Ready, curates the GIMME Hardcore channel with a fresh batch of weekly hardcore selections from past, present and future!
GIMME Black Metal - This rotational show curated by VVVLF brings non-stop, uninterrupted black metal mayhem! A rancid vat of rotational rot awaits to cure your midweek maladies every Thursday at 1:00pm EST /10:00am PST.
Coming Soon: GIMME Thrash - Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for the latest opening of a metal subgenre pit with GIMME Thrash!
Upcoming on GIMME METAL TV:
Global Grindcore Alliance Virtual Festival - Next weekend, don't miss a a viewing of the entire Virtual Grindcore Festival showcasing twenty bands from around the globe! This is an exclusive two-day online experience in full concert mode with each band providing a unique set and experience to its viewers! See the schedule/lineup below:
Day 1 - Friday, January 15th at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST featuring Antigama, Bandit, Blight Worms, Chadhelist, Chepang, Christwvrks, Cognizant, Convulsions, Deaftrap, and Discord.
Day 2 - Saturday, January 16th at 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST featuringEntrails Massacre, Gendo Ikari, Little Puppy Princess, Meth Leppard, Matsubara X Ryoko X Kenta, Rot, Teething, Test, Thin, and Whoresnation.
Upcoming on GIMME METAL:
1/20 - Ripple Music Label Special
1/21 - Bloody Hammers
1/22 - Mork Gryning
1/26 - Translation Loss Label Special
1/26 - GIMME 5 w/ DJ Jet featuring Asphyx, Isla, Nervosa, Obituary, and Tribulation
1/27 - Tee Pee Records Label Special
1/29 - Nervosa
2/01 - Gaerea
2/03 - Smoulder's Doom Spectacular
2/05 - Tribulation
2/05 - Werewolves
2/09 - Ektomorf Slavic Metal Special
2/10 - Grayceon
2/12 - Horror Pain Gore Death Label Special
2/15 - Possessed
2/16 - Disfiguring The Goddess
2/26 - Culted
2/27 - GIMME Global Day #2
on GIMME METAL 2 (International Specials)
3/05 - Cadaver All-Norwegian Special
About GIMME METAL:
Founded by digital music veterans from Apple Music, Google Play, Beats Music, and Napster, parent company Gimme Radio builds highly engaged communities for the passionate fan on a genre-by-genre basis. The company launched its first community in June of 2017: the world's first 24/7 metal-focused service. Fans tune in to hear world class DJs playing metal they can't hear anywhere else - for free. The GIMME METAL app and streaming radio service allows the fans and the DJs/artists to communicate directly with one another in a live feed, in real-time, while they listen. Its roster of 70-plus DJs includes Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Jessica Pimentel, star of Orange Is The New Black, Brian Posehn, and Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God, among many others.