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 18th, 2021:
1. Cult Of Luna - "Three Bridges"
2. Korpiklaani - "Mylly"
3. Acid Mammoth - "Berserker"
4. Mörk Gryning - "Faltherren"
5. Asphyx - "Knights Templar Stand"
6. Eyehategod - "High Risk Trigger"
7. Tribulation - "Hour Of The Wolf"
8. Pounder - "Hard Road To Home"
9. Perdition Sect - "Plague Of Incompetence"
10. Dark Tranquillity - "Identical To None"
for the full Top 40 List.
This week on GIMME METAL:
Ripple Music Label Guest DJ Special - New episode! After launching the great Ripple Effect blog and radio show in 2007, Ripple Music inevitably became a label and go-to destination for the rise of great protometal reissues from the likes of the JPT Scare Band and Poobah. Today, the California label thrives with a slew of heavy/stoner/doom releases in its stable, including Warcloud, Cortez, High Priestess, Stonebirds, Wino, and more. Label co-founder Todd Severin takes over for a special on GIMME to display his wares and play some other faves of the genre. On this return episode, Severin takes a look at the Year End Doom 100 Chart (where Ripple bands took 16 spots!). Please consider leaving a tip in the jar to help all our musical friends affected by the pandemic.
Bloody Hammers Guest DJ Special - Fans of Bloody Hammers have been riding the Transylvania County, North Carolina-based husband and wife duo's wave of heavy metal, doom, and goth rock since their formation in 2010 - but never have they encountered a haunt like this! While it doesn't stray too far from the sound listeners have grown to adore, the band's latest full-length offering, Songs Of Unspeakable Terror, explores territory yet uncharted by the band: retro-ized horror punk in all its gritty glory. GIMME is pleased to welcome Bloody Hammers to the guest DJ seat. Join Anders Manga (vocals, guitar, mellotron, drums) and Devallia (bass) in the live chat!
High On Fire: Matt Pike Interview Special with Jim Santanella - Jim Santanella talks to the one and only Matt Pike and takes a tour of High On Fire's legendary discography, including their double LP The Art Of Self Defense which has just been reissued and is now on sale exclusively through the GIMME METAL Vinyl Club in limited run (visit shop.gimmeradio.com
for further info). A landmark offering featuring Pike alongside drummer Des Kensel and bassist George Rice, The Art Of Self Defense is a massive record of cult worshipping proportions. Santanella will have an in-depth discussion with Pike about the record. In addition, the show will be peppered with an earlier interview with Pike plus two hours of High On Fire music! Don't miss it.
Mörk Gryning Guest DJ Special - After fifteen years of slumber, Swedish black metal cult Mörk Gryning have awakened to unleash their fury upon the masses with their deadly new album Hinsides Vrede, out now on Season Of Mist. Galloping rhythms and crisp riffology coupled with soaring, melodic guitar lines show a drive to evolve in sound. The purveying doom still cloaks over the environs, but here's some tried and true black metal lifers stretching into interesting directions not mired in past expectations. GIMME METAL welcomes the band for its first ever guest DJ special.
This week on GIMME METAL TV:
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Friday Documentary Feature - Inside Metal: The Rise Of LA Thrash Metal - This thrashtastic documentary from Inside Metal delves into the history of the thrash metal movement in Los Angeles beginning with legends such as Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and so many more! The film also includes exclusive interviews with metal icons such as Lars Ulrich, Dave Lombardo, Gene Hoglan, Brian Tatler, and many others. Get lost in the world of thrash this Friday, January 22nd at 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm PST.
Saturday Horror Feature - Zombie - Cozy up with some popcorn and a blanket to watch Zombie, the 1979 horror classic from Lucio Fulci (originally titled Zombi 2). In this film, strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. It's a perfect movie for these crazy times so make sure to tune in on GIMME METAL TV this Saturday, January 23rd at 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm PST.
Upcoming on GIMME METAL:
1/26 - Translation Loss Label Special
1/26 - GIMME 5 w/ DJ Jet Featuring Asphyx, Ilsa, Nervosa, Obituary, And Tribulation Interviews
1/27 - Tee Pee Records Label Special
1/29 - Nervosa
2/01 - Gaerea
2/02 - King Fowley
2/03 - Smoulder's Doom Spectacular
2/04 - Return Of Johan & Maria Hegg's Heggvegr Show
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 Metal 2 (International Specials)
3/05 - Cadaver All-Norwegian Special
4/09 - Lion's Daughter 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.