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WEHRMACHT & Shane of PHOBIA on Today’s CO&RO

February 21, 3pm

Shane grinding the crowd to dust!

Shane grinding the crowd to dust!

On today’s episode of the only radio show that matters AKA Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless; guests will be 80’s speed metal legends WEHRMACHT (from Seattle WA) and Shane Pain McLachlan of west coast grind masters PHOBIA. We will be giving away a few sets of tickets to the WEHRMACHT, SMD, VOETSEK, CRYPT KEEPER show at The Oakland Metro Opera House for this Friday February 22nd. Be sure to tune in for your chance to win and of course we’ll be spinning only the best in hardcore/punk/metal to please your quiet ears.WEHRMACHT can be directly linked as an inspiration of contemporary thrash and speed metal bands of today. Bands like MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST would not be doing what their doing without WEHRMACHT laying the ground work. After taking some years off WEHRMACHT have  over the past few years been bringing back their brand of crucial speed metal to the masses… and the fans of this genre are stoked! This ain’t no reunion tour, this is the real deal metal attitude with head banging and circle pits! This band was never for the meek and nothing has changed for these dudes over the years.

 

PHOBIA will be playing in San Francisco this Saturday at what used to be called The Rocket Room. One can not talk of the grind genre without mentioning this band! Shane has kept this beast of a band going strong since 1990, through line up changes, solid release after solid release and continuous touring. This band has built a cult fallowing and deservedly so with critically acclaimed releases like  “What Went Wrong demo”, “All That Remains”, “Return to Desolation”,”Enslaved” and all the other crucial releases and splits….this bands’s discography is massively impressive.

PHOBIA  just experienced every  bands worst nightmare yesterday. While on tour they had a pretty bad car accident; totaled their van and their roadie Danny Ruiz of Phoenix grind band GAWDAWFULNOISE sustained a broken back. We here at CO&RO wish Danny a speedy and full recovery; it takes more than a car accident to keep a true grinder down!

 

SKATE TIL U DIE on Cold Ones & Rolled Ones Thurs May 10, 2012

May 10, 3pm

Ahoy dear listeners! On tonight’s fine episode of Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless   (AKA Thee only radio show that matters), guests will be skater/musicians Brandon Bailey and Jared Power; who are two of the extreme bad ass skaters that will be participating in Skate Til U Die. For those unfamiliar, Skate Til U Die is an epic skate-a-thon that is in its 5th year of existence here in the Bay Area. The brain child, so to speak of punk icon John The Baker (last week’s guest on Cold Ones) and his buddy (and at the time housemate) Jared Power. About 6 years ago these two fine fellas had the idea to skateboard from Richmond CA down to San Jose CA in order to hang out with their homies who had always been coming up to Richmond to hang out. It took them 19 hours from beginning until they reached their destination. A little beaten down and weary, they dusted themselves off, patted themselves on the back and shared their experience with friends all over the Bay Area. We were all blown away at the physical feat these two endured in order to hang out with their South Bay homies. Now this is one extreme expression of true friendship! The following year the dynamic duo decided it was time to do it again; but this time invite more folks to participate and raise some money for charity. This is how Skate Til U Die was born…now its five years later and going strong as ever. The other intriguing part to this skate-a-thon is that our boys John and Jared incorporated their other love; punk-fucking-rock into the equation. Skate Til U Die takes place over 3 days and at the end of each day of skating punk bands play and the party ensues. This is every teenage punk rawkers dream weekend = skating ones flesh off topped off with some of the Bay Area’s finest punk bands tearing down the house. Tune in for a chat with two dudes that have truly given their blood, sweat and tears to Skate Til U Die. Both Brandon and Jared have been integral elements in each Skate Til U Die and this year is no different, both these guys will be playing each night with their respective bands after hours of skating. Something that should not be missed.