This week Rich brings us another killer show of NEW MUSIC. Recently or soon-to-be released Hard Rock and Heavy Metal from the likes of Madhouse, Chyra, The Dead Daisies, Black Absinthe, Notorious, Jorn, A New Tomorrow, The Dark Element, Black Label Society, Lordi, Hippie Death Cult, Syryn, The End A.D., The Hourhand, A Villains Neverland, Veislakt, The Everyday Losers, Dizastra, Nervcast, Trawl, Drift Into Black, Never Elected, Tragedy, Wildstreet, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Fight Like Sin, Cyanide Sundae, House Of Shakira, Small City Blues and Sven Gali. Plus Listener Requests for Van Halen (for Callie in Chat), Steel Panther (for Dylan from Brandon, MB. via DM), and Trouble (via the Pure Rock Radio auto-request system).
Also Rich previews the brand new cover song/charity single of the 1986 John Farnham classic “You’re The Voice,” performed by a bevy of Rock royalty, collectively called The Planet Rock All-Stars. The single was completed to raise awareness and funds towards MIND, the Mental Health Charity. You can purchase the single here: https://amzn.to/2t3msQZ and help this amazing charity! Some of the rock stars appearing on the single are:
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry)
Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
Joe Elliott (Def Leppard/Down N Outz)
Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network)
Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke)
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest 1996 – 2003/Spirits of Fire)
Toby Jepson (Little Angels/Gun/Wayward Sons)
Tony Wright (Terrorvision)
Nathan James (Inglorious)
Andrew Freeman (The Offspring, currently in Last in Line)
Mollie Marriott (daughter of Small Faces Steve Marriott)
Todd Kerns (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators/Toque)
Gill Montgomery (The Amorettes)
Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe)
Jared Johnston (The Cadillac Three)
Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies)
The Waterbear Choir
Alice Cooper (Voice-Over)
and MANY MANY more!!!
This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, December 4th, 2019 and replayed December 9th, 2019.
This week it’s a 4 hour All-Classic Rock edition of the show! Plus a TON of live and advanced Requests for today’s theme of 1970’s, 1980’s and early 1990’s Classic Rock via Facebook (richembury.rocks), the chat room and the website request section. Played some obscure favs and popular classics from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Frehley’s Comet, Elf, Slade, Ozzy Osbourne, Ramones, Chilliwack, April Wine, 220 Volt, Twisted Sister, Rough Cutt, Styx, Britny Fox, Kim Mitchell, Tom Petty, Cinderella, The Doors, L.A. Guns and more!
There were live REQUESTS for Dokken, Nazareth, Krokus, Helix, UFO, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Y&T and AC/DC from the website’s (anonymous) automated request system. Plus A LOT more REQUESTS for Suzi Quatro (for Brandy in Texas), Cheap Trick (for Rick in Calgary), Ratt (for Jill in North Carolina), Molly Hatchet and Deep Purple (for Victor in Argentina), Dio (for Justice in Portland), Jefferson Starship (for Chrissy in Florida) and Black ‘N Blue (for Jim in Victoria)! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, November 20th, 2019 and replayed November 25th, 2019.
This week on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 it’s a 4 hour spotlight on Canadian Death Metal! Death from above the 49th parallel…mostly! Including music from Kataklysm (Montreal), Cryptopsy (Montreal), Blackwater Burial (Vancouver), Detherous (Calgary), Illyrian (Calgary), Side Step the Crow (Saskatoon), Thalass (Saskatoon), Augury (Montreal), Beyond Creation (Montreal), Necronomicon (Montreal), Archspire (Vancouver), Kataplexis (Calgary), Archons (Rouyn-Noranda), Expain (Vancouver), Augurium (Regina), Into Eternity (Regina), Divinity (Calgary), Accursed Spawn (Ottawa), Alturuk (Vancouver), Atrous Leviathan (Victoria), Cryophilic (Hamilton), Dissentient (Ottawa), God Said Kill (Port Quitlam), Humanity’s Disgrace (Montreal), Messora (Montreal), NecroticGoreBeast (Quebec City/Montreal), Untimely Demise (Saskatoon), Plaguebringer (Calgary), Rock Moses (Kelowna), Scimitar (Victoria), Lost In Static (Calgary), Third Chamber (Calgary), Pericadium (Regina), Votov (Winnipeg) and Tessitura (Edmonton)! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, November 11th, 2019 and replayed November 13th & 18th, 2019.
This week horror author, podcaster and metal musician Pete Altieri joins the show, at the top of the 2nd hour! Plus a spooky, extended, fun-filled edition of Halloween inspired hard rock and heavy metal throughout. Music from: Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, F.K.Ü., Sabaton, Exciter, The 69 Eyes, Metal Mirror, Halloween (Detroit), Necrophagia, 3 Inches of Blood, Headstones, Grim Reaper, GWAR, King Diamond, Kobra and the Lotus, Lordi, Rob Zombie, Possessed, Slayer, Twisted Sister, Venom, Motley Crue, Helloween and more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, October 30th, 2019 and replayed November 4th, 2019.
Brand NEWLY released and “Soon to be released” hard rock and a lil’ bit o’ metal this week! PLUS a live interview with Madison Erhardt and Ryan Kimmerly from Saskatoon hard rockers SAINTVICIOUS! We debut their new single “The Architect” and talk band history and upcoming plans!
Also, new music from Kobra and the Lotus, Daddy Rock, Deaf Rat, Acid Reign, Drown the City, H.E.A.T, Andy McCoy, Aerodyne, Thalass, Lacuna Coil, Deepfall, Michael Sweet (Featuring Todd LaTorre), Tainted Lady, Lindsay Schoolcraft, Santa Cruz, Mortland, Days to Come, Collision of Innocence, Junk, Down N Outz, Messora, Woodhawk, Black Heart Saints, Life of Agony, Angel, Vanden Plas, S.T.A.L.I.N, Age of Reflection and more. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, October 23rd, 2019 and replayed October 28th, 2019.
Brand NEW released and “Soon to be released” Hard Rock and Heavy Metal from Alice Cooper, Betraying the Martyrs, Crashdiet, Deaf Rat, Devon Townsend, Entombed A.D., Fozzy, Ghost, God Said Kill, HellYeah, Illyrian, Juliet Ruin, Kadaver, Kobra and the Lotus, Michael Monroe, Maelstrom Vale, Michael Sweet (Feat. Rich Ward from Fozzy) Nevalra, Piston, Sascha Paeth’s Master of Ceremony, Statement, Steel Panther, The Defiants, The HU, Tom Keifer (#Keiferband), Wednesday 13 , VHS and Wildstreet! Plus Sons Of Apollo & Unleash The Archers doing some NEW covers and a TON more!! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, September 18th, 2019.
Summer’s over!! Rich has returned to the mic from vacation with a mix of NEW rock and metal from Ron Keel Band, Crobot, Black Star Riders, Empyria, Diehearted, Beasto Blanco, 7 Mazes, Sifting, Killswitch Engage, Loud N Nasty and Toque! Also a “Triple Tribute” cover set in memory of The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek (RIP), who passed on Sept. 15th. Featuring Powerman 5000, Poison and Byzantine all doing The Cars favs! Plus classics from AC/DC, Ratt, Hurricane, Def Leppard, Anvil, Quiet Riot, Love/Hate, Scorpions, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Rush and more! “Requests” from the chat room and instant message for Kix from Tilly (Kansas City), Jetboy for Roxx Trix (Vancouver) and L.A. Guns for Steve R (Florida)! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Monday, September 16th, 2019.
This week is another “Rockers & Thrashers” NEW rock and metal showcase! Upcoming releases or recently released rock and metal from Nonpoint, Black Oak County, Accept, Sacred Reich, American Terror, Ascend the Hollow, Richie Kotzen, Sonny Jim, Tattoo The Scars, Roxy Blue, Nitrogods, Like a Storm, The Hu, Mara, Titan Shift, A Villains Neverland, Hellyeah, Art of Dying, Granny 4 Barrel, Crashdiet, Burning Witches, Gottweist, Stitched Up Heart (with Sully Erna), Mind Key, Savage Messiah, Unearth, Hollow Haze, Bush, Trivium, Sum 41, Spread Eagle, Lone Gunmen, Deadland Ritual, Broken Past and The Agonist! Get your ears around some killer new tunes! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, June 19th, 2019.
Rich is back with another classix edition. Featuring a triplet of Judas Priest (and one from Uriah Heep) in celebration of Rich’s first time seeing JP & UH live in Saskatoon on June 8th! Also great tunes from the “era of hair” before grunge changed everything. Music from Def Leppard, Armored Saint, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Dirty Looks, Sass Jordan, Motley Crue, Frehley’s Comet, Guns N Roses, Slaughter, Dio, David Lee Roth, Ratt, Jetboy, Icon, Dokken, The Four Horsemen, Jackyl, Love/Hate, Kix, BulletBoys, Quiet Riot, Danger Danger, Firehouse, Ugly Kid Joe, and Y&T. Plus Chat Room REQUESTS for Faster Pussycat (for Sandi), Poison (for Darrin + Sandi) and Queen (for Roxxtrix). This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, June 5th, 2019.
This week Rich delves into the Pure Rock past, and plays fun tracks from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s! Music from Autograph, Motley Crue, Helix, Van Halen, Prism, Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, The Cult, Raven, Megadeth, Black N’ Blue, Ratt, Thin Lizzy, Anthrax, Y&T, Keel, Steel Panther, Badlands, Kick Axe, Kingofthehill, Tesla, W.A.S.P., Bang Tango, EZO, Skid Row and many more!! Don’t miss this classic episode of fun tunes. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio May 22nd, 2019.
This week it’s a “Rockers & Thrashers” edition! Brand “Newly Released” and “Upcoming Releases” from Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands! Music from A New Revenge, Amon Amarth, Black Dawn, Blackstroke, Crazy Lixx, Danko Jones, Death Angel, Devin Townsend, Hardline, Invicta, Myrath, Onslaught, Possessed, Riot City, Sabaton, Sludgehammer, The Damned Things, The End Machine, Volbeat, Diehearted, two new D-A-D tracks, a triple shot of new Whitesnake, plus MANY more!! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, May 15th, 2019.
This week Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 moves to Wednesday’s, and welcomes local Metal band Thalass to the studio. Thalass drops by to tell us what they’ve been up to, future plans, and to promote the upcoming (05/10) Food Drive Throwdown II in Saskatoon. An annual event presented by Pure Rock Radio and featuring 5 local bands (Thalass, Saintvicious, A Villains Neverland, My Constant and Whitecaps) to help garner donations for the Saskatoon Foodbank. Music this week provided by SaintVicious, Thalass, Tessitura, Side Step the Crow, Diehearted, Untimely Demise, Into Eternity (Feat. Glenn Drover & Chuck Labossier), Moon Tooth, Striker, Liliac, Queensryche, A New Revenge, Grand Magus, The End Machine, Hardline, Hootenanny Freaks, Lance King, Northern Fallout, West of Hell, Traveler, Nine Gates and The Flaying. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, May 1st, 2019.
Tonight on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 Saskatchewan goes Heavy A.F. with the “SaskMetal – Wacken Metal Battle edition!” Recently (February 9th) Saskatchewan metal bands battled to see who would go on to the Mid-Western Canadian final of Wacken Metal Battle Canada in Edmonton on April 20th!
Pythonic, Bones To Dust, Rebirth, Augurium and Diehearted went head to head with DIEHEARTED taking the crown for SK. In celebration, and to cheer our local winner on, I chat with singer Robyn Dolezsar about Diehearted and go 100% “Saskatchewan Metal” for 3 hours!
This one is for the extreme metal fans. Music from: Singularity, Bones to Dust, Violent Betty (punk rock), Sakred, Planet Eater, Untimely Demise, Chainfire, Wasted Heretics, Adolyne, Into Eternity, Cessate, Blasphemy Reborn, Augurium, In Ruin, Rebirth, Black Sun Tales, Pericardium, Sparky, ChronoBot, Skarly, Maelstrom Vale, Diehearted, Saintvicious, Altars of Grief, Agony Spawn, Lavagoat, Scythra, Calm and Final Darkness! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio March 8th, 2019.
By popular demand, Rich returns with another “Classic Rock Party” and music from the pre-grunge “Era of Hair.” Thanks to all your texts and PMs we return with more classic music from the likes of Ratt, D’Molls, Trouble Tribe, Judas Priest, Johnny Crash, Steve Stevens, Keel, Trixter, Chrome Molly, The Cult, The Age of Electric, Armored Saint, Babylon A.D., Betty Blowtorch, Poison, Y&T, Firehouse, Motorhead, Tora Tora, Ugly Kid Joe, Vain, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Shark Island, Black N’ Blue, Wendy O Williams, W.A.S.P., White Wolf, Warrant, Grim Reaper, Britny Fox, King Kobra, Tesla, Bang Tango and a bunch more! Plus, a REQUEST from the Chatroom from Bytor for some Crazy Lixx!! Don’t miss out on some fun tracks from your past. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio January 4th, 2019.
This week, Rich Embury returns to his roots and the music he grew up on from the 80’s, 90’s and a couple from the 70’s too! It’s a “Classic Rock Party” on this episode of R3TROGRAD3, with music from Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom, Slik Toxik, Shooting Gallery, The Poorboys, Michael Monroe, Kick Axe, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Dio, Valentine, Tim Karr, Tora Tora, Quiet Riot, Rainbow, Sven Gali, Sleeze Beez, Guns N’ Roses, Autograph, XYZ, Dokken, Queensryche, Warrant, Silent Rage, Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe, Baton Rouge, Whitesnake, Ratt, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Trixter, Y&T, W.A.S.P., Smashed Gladys, and Odin! Plus over 45 minutes of uninterrupted, BONUS classic surprises, for almost 4 solid hours of killer tunes! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio December 21st, 2018.
This week Rich chats with Anders Rönnblom of Swedish/Canadian rock band KILLER BEE. As part of this show, enter to WIN a FREE Killer Bee T-Shirt by Clicking HERE or entering below (ends Feb. 1st, 2019).
In addition, it’s a “Scandinavian Rock & Metal Special,” with music throughout from bands in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark! Music from Killer Bee, Evergrey (Sweden), Omnium Gatherum (Finland), Ghost (Sweden), Einherjer (Norway), Everwave (Finland), Flat Earth (Finland), Holter (Norway), Sabaton (Sweden), Soilwork (Sweden), Afire (Finland), Tad Morose (Sweden), Royal Hunt (Norway), Grand Magus (Sweden), Amorphis (Sweden), Treat (Sweden), TNT (Norway), H.E.A.T (Sweden), Pretty Maids (Denmark), Hanoi Rocks (Finland), Lordi (Finland), F.K.Ü. (Sweden), Eclipse (Sweden), Brothers Of Metal (Sweden), ColdSpell (Sweden) and More!! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio December 14th, 2018.
It’s nearly -30 Celsius here in Saskatoon during this show this week, so ALL SYSTEMS GO! Let’s warm up with another “New Metal Round-up“! Brand NEW hard rock and heavy metal from Queensryche, Within Temptation (Feat. Anders Friden), Toque, Bedlem, Kalidia, Owl Company, Aftermath, All Hail The Yeti, Nita Strauss, BillyBio, Amongst the Giants, Dire Peril, TrollWar, P.O.D., Warkings, Brothers of Metal, The Three Tremors (Feat. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Sean Peck & Harry Conklin), KOSM, Memphis May Fire, Cryptopsy, Nanowar Of Steel, Last Union (Feat. James LaBrie), Atria, Einherjer, Wrath and more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio November 16th, 2018.
An interview with UNTIMELY DEMISE bass player Murray Cuthbertson this week. We chat about new album “No Promise Of Tomorrow,” his brother Matt and INTO ETERNITY, guests on this album, and the state of music from the point of view of an indie metal band. Also, it’s “New Metal Round-up” once again! New and upcoming Hard Rock and Metal releases from Stephen Pearcy, Red Dragon Cartel, Burning Witches, Fractal Cypher, Orion’s Reign (Feat. Ripper Owens), Seven Thorns, Them, Where’s My Bible, Witherfall, Ashes Of Ares, Everwave, Defective Paradox, Natal Pride, Greystone Canyon, Shark Infested Daughters, We Hunt Buffalo and more. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio November 9th, 2018.
A big weekend around Saskatoon with the 4th annual Saskatoon Screamfest returning all weekend. To Celebrate, Rich spins tracks from some bands performing this year like Protosequence, Maelstrom Vale, Juliet Ruin and New Jacobin Club. Also local metal band Untimely Demise celebrate the release of their new album ‘No Promise Of Tomorrow‘ with an album release party this Saturday (11/03/2018), so it makes sense to debut two new tracks today on the show. No shortage of NEW rock and heavy metal from the likes of Striker, Westfield Massacre, Millennial Reign, Nozomu Wakai’s Destina, Doom Machine, Roxanne, Shotgun Rodeo, The Lazys, Red Cain (Feat. Kobra Paige), Schramm, Slipknot, Ryan Roxie, Warrel Dane, Heaven’s Trail, The Unity and Fifth Angel. Plus great tunes from Mors Subita, Tommy Paris Band, King Diamond, Queen and a “Request” from Bytor in the chat room for classic Blue Oyster Cult. This week’s edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio November 2nd, 2018.
New and Classic Rock/Metal this week on another “Mixed Bag Edition.” To acknowledge many new album releases today (10/19/2018) and the remainder of Rocktober, Rich plays a bunch of NEW tunes. Including music from Disturbed, Psycostick, Bonfire, Dark Sky Choir, Amaranthe, Saliva, Amongst The Giants, Striker, Hail Sagan, Soulfly, The Dead Daisies, Fight The Fury, Mongol, Synlakross, Midnite City and Reece. In addition, classic tracks from Infectious Grooves, Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns, Ozzy Osbourne, David Lee Roth, Queensryche, Tesla, Hurricane, AC/DC, Danger Danger, Kingdom Come, Ratt, Badlands, Aerosmith, Stage Dolls, Motley Crue and Brighton Rock. This week’s edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio October 19th, 2018.