September 20, 3pm
Ever hear of a genre called crossover? Wonder where it came from and what it’s about? Well on tonight’s episode of the only radio show that matters AKA Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless, not only will you gain a new understanding of this genre but your quiet ears will be schooled by one of the crucial originators of said genre. Radio Valencia along with Ami Lawless is honored to have the man, the myth, the legend himself; Katon W. DePena of the mighty HIRAX live on air chatting about all things HIRAX. Katon with his cohorts in HIRAX were creating crossover while other bands that would later be lumped into the wild mix of hardcore & metal were still practicing in their parents garages. HIRAX through trials and tribulations has most definitely stood the test of time leaving their mark on the metal scene with a massive die-hard fan base, constant world domination through touring and critically acclaimed release after solid release dating back to their first 4-song demo in 1984. There are really not that many metal bands who can claim the kind of loyal fallowing that HIRAX has created, especially for almost 3 decades. One of the contributing factors to the longevity and success of HIRAX (besides their killer music) is their charismatic and talented front man Katon, who is one of the most well loved and respected guys in metal. This guy is a true lifer in the music community and a genuinely nice dude who takes time to be accessible to his fans. Tonight’s chat with Katon is testament to his unwavering appreciation to the HIRAX fans. Be sure to listen in 6:00-8:00pm.