It’s back to my childhood, on the sophomore edition of Rich Embury’s Power Hour! As a child of the 1970’s, I would be remiss, if I didn’t dive into one of the most influential decades of Rock n Roll. One that influenced the hard rock and metal formats in a huge way. This week, I feature less than obvious tracks from from Seventies Arena Rockers like Blue Oyster Cult, Deep Purple, Mountain, Scorpions, Thin Lizzy, Moxy, Spooky Tooth, Pentagram, Skyhooks and more! This edition of Rich Embury’s Power Hour originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, December 27th, 2020
🎅🏼🎄🔞This week Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 continues the Christmas Rock & Metal + New Metal, with “Holiday Rockers & New Metal Part 2!” Holiday rockers from Sin City Sinners, Rock Sugar, Lee Aaron, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Red Voodoo, Blind Guardian, Syteria and Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins among others!
Metal and Hard Rock (including TONS of new music) from CueStack (Feat. David Hasselhoff), Helix, Arion, Butcher Babies, Bad Dog Bad, Darkenside, Bona Lisa, Horror Dance Squad, Front Line Assembly, Fragments Of Sorrow, Fireflight, Chaos Doctrine plus a TON more! Regular segment “Take Cover💥” features tributes by Cowgirls From Hell, Toque, In This Moment, Metal Church, The Dirty Youth, Dead Sara, Todd La Torre and more! The ladies of rock and metal are back in “Women On Wax🚺” thanks to Avril Lavigne (Feat. Marilyn Manson), Band-Maid, Hellcats, Frantic Amber, The Nearly Deads, Once Human and Girlschool! the “Weekly Sting🐝” features a track from W.A.S.P. album “Unholy Terror!” Also lots of Classic rock, Requests and usual fun! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, December 23rd, 2020 (replayed on December 25th, 2020).
On the debut of Rich Embury’s Power Hour, great classic rock from AC/DC, Y&T, Ratt, Iron Maiden, Spread Eagle, Southgang, 220 Volt and more! A rare track from Killer Kane, a Blackie Lawless band, pre W.A.S.P., featuring New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane. Plus some live requests for Saxon (Basjan), Dio (RockWiz) and Trixter (Mindy). Rich debuts the new single from former Frehley’s Comet guitarist, Richie Scarlet, featuring Peter Criss. This edition of Rich Embury’s Power Hour originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, December 20th, 2020
🔞🎅🏼 Rich Embury is back with only a week until Christmas, and Hanukkah in full effect, by mixing in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal holiday tunes from Owl Stretching (Feat. Jason Bieler), Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Anvil, Small Town Titans, Steel Panther, L.A. Guns, Upon Wings and Majestica, to get us in the spirit of the season! Also NEW releases from Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Ill Nino, Todd La Torre (Queensryche), Rich Davis, DeathOrchestra, Jason Bieler & The Von Bielski Orchestra, Alice Cooper, The Edge of Reason, Ronnie Atkins and Chris Steven. TONS of advanced (richembury.rocks) and live requests (Chat etc.) for Saga, Iron Maiden, Yes, Poison and more!
Regular segment Women On Wax🚺 featuring the Women of rock and metal has all-new tracks from Crystal Viper, September Mourning, Maid Of Ace and Skarlett Riot. The Take Cover💥 section of the show features covers & tributes from Volbeat, Vince Neil, Toque, Nirvana, Kick Axe, Poison, Powerwolf (Requested) and Five Finger Death Punch remix. This week’s Weekly Sting🐝 goes back in the W.A.S.P.‘s discography, with a song from “The Last Command.” Forget the strife and vitriol of the times and give your soul a refill. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, December 16th, 2020 (replayed on December 18th, 2020).
🔞This time on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, The Demolition Spotlight🚨 returns, as Madison Erhardt from Saintvicious joins me in hour 2 to discuss and spin their brand new, stellar single “Sticks + Stones!” Also, Listener REQUESTS, New hard rock/metal from Armored Saint, Black Stone Cherry, Durbin, The Loyal Order, Tyler Gilbert, Empyre, Firstborne, Inglorious, Architects, Black Smoke Trigger, Deaf Rat, Persuader, The Dead Daisies and more!
Another Weekly Sting🐝 featuring a W.A.S.P. track from “Dominator,” covers and tributes in Take Cover💥 with Eisbrecher (Mo-Do), Ellefson (Everly Brothers/Nazareth), Psychosexual (Dalbello/Queensryche), Falling Nine (The Sweet), Korn (Alice In Chains), Fishbone (Alice In Chains), and The HU (Metallica)! also the ladies of rock and metal are back on Women On Wax🚺, thanks to Upon Wings (Featuring our own Anne Erickson of Audio Ink), Juliet Ruin, Phantom Elite and a weird surprise song. Also, classics from the 70s-90s from April Wine, House of Lords, Black ‘N Blue, Rage Against the Machine and more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, December 8th, 2020 (replayed on December 10th, 2020).
Get your weekly 80s & early 90s metal fix with King Hesh. Three hours of bitchin’ tunes from the “Era of Hair” dudes!!! This episode continues the year-end of themed shows with the annual Thanksgiving “Killer Covers” Special.
As we give thanks during the holiday season, King Hesh gives thanks for the classic music and artists before the “Era Of Hair” with an entire show of covers. You’ll hear your favorite 80s metal artists doing renditions of classic music including a cover of ‘Saturday Night Special’ from TESLA, a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’ by LIZZY BORDEN, BULLETBOYS rendition of ‘For the Love of Money’ originally done by The O’Jays, METAL CHURCH’s cover of Deep Purple’s ‘Highway Star’, WHITE LION’s rendition of Golden Earring’s ‘Radar Love’, JUDAS PRIEST’s cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’, among many other killer covers. Including special “Six Pack Thrash Attack”, “Birthday Hesh Block” and “Bitchin’ Flashback” segments. Tune In! Toke Up! Rock Out!!! This episode of the King Hesh show originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Friday, November 27th, 2020 and replayed on Monday, November 30th, 2020.
This time on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, NEW pure rockers from Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen), Jordan Red, Love and Death, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, Killer Be Killed, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, The Veer Union, Black Veil Brides, Johnny Nocash and the Celtic Outlaws, Minefield, and Morgan Rose (Sevendust)! CLASSICS and hard rockers from Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Danger Danger, Elf, Dirty Looks, Grim Reaper, Hurricane, Twisted Sister, Death Angel, Savatage and more!
Regular segment TAKE COVER💥 features tributes from The Sword (Rush), Black Stone Cherry (ELO), and Arrival Of Autumn (Ozzy Osbourne). Plus the Women of Rock & Metal are featured in WOMEN ON WAX🚺 thanks to NEW music from The Harps, Synlakross, and Nervosa, plus a classic from Drain STH (Suggested by James B. and crew). W.A.S.P. is back again with the WEEKLY STING🐝 and a track from “The Neon God – Part 1)!” this time! Also, the usual listener Requests and more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, November 18th, 2020 (replayed on November 20th, 2020).
This time on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, NEW rock/metal from The Witching Hour, Jason Beiler, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Amaranthe, Accept, Lance King and Clifford. Plus a “REMEMBRANCE DAY / VETERANS DAY Special,” featuring songs about soldiers, war etc., in tribute to all our troops, veterans and fallen!!
Regular segments TAKE COVER💥 (tributes from Amon Amarth, Jasta & Michael Schenker), the WEEKLY STING🐝 featuring a weekly W.A.S.P. track, and the #Women of rock & metal in W.O.W. – WOMEN ON WAX 🚺 (thanks to Burning Witches, Kobra and the Lotus & L7) all stick to the “War theme” of the show as well! Join Rich and the dedicated enRICHed 1’s in the PRR chat room (every Wednesday) or DM via Facebook Messenger Or WhatApp at richembury.rocks to get your advanced Requests or comment and be part of the show! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, November 11th, 2020 (replayed on November 13th, 2020).
🔞 Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 is back with BOTH kinds of music… Hard Rock & Metal! TONS of NEW songs from AC/DC, David Lee Roth, Stitched Up Heart, Rob Zombie, A Villans Neverland, Armored Saint, Butcher Babies, Chuck Norris Experiment, Sevendust, Kickin’ Valentina, Phantom Elite, Oracle Sun, Ra, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins, Hydrogyn, Mors Subita, Electric High, The Dead Daisies and Boneyard!
Listener Requests for Pantera, Battle Beast, Overkill, Whitesnake, Marilyn Manson, AC/DC, Bang Tango and Alice Cooper! Plus classics, the “Weekly Sting🐝” featuring a weekly W.A.S.P. track and much much more! Join Rich in the PRR chat room (Wednesdays) or DM via Facebook Messenger Or WhatApp at richembury.rocks! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, November 4th, 2020 (replayed on November 6th, 2020).
🔞🎃 It’s a HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR this week on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3! Horror movie clips, memorable horror soundtracks and Hard Rock/Heavy Metal songs about 👻Ghosts, 🦇Vampires, 🐺Werewolves, 👹Monsters, ☠Halloween and more! Tracks from Tenacious D, Lordi, F.K.Ü., Halloween (The Heavy Metal Horror Show), Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Entombed, Savage Henry and the Infamous One Pounders, Reckless Love, Necrophagia, Brian Posehn, Exhumed, Black Sabbath, Final Darkness, Carcass, Saxon, Starbenders, Texas Hippie Coalition, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins, Monster Truck and many more!! Join Rich in the PRR Chat Room (Wednesdays) or DM via Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp (Anytime) at richembury.rocks! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, October 28th, 2020 (replayed on October 30th, 2020).
Roctober continues on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 with more NEW Metal and Hard Rock from Katatonia, Blind Perception, Bona Lisa, Faith & Scars, Lutharo, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, Tallah, Escape The Fate, Benediction, Falset, Jesper Binzer (of D-A-D), Lords Of Black, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Hellsmoke, Soilwork and Small City Blues!
Plus tons of Classic Rock and REQUESTS from KISS, Dio, Lions, Mif, The Cult, Twisted Sister and more! Regular segments TAKE COVER 💥, and the WEEKLY STING 🐝 featuring a W.A.S.P. track of the week! Also, the Women of rock & metal are featured again in segment W.O.W. – WOMEN ON WAX 🚺, thanks to Tricounty Terror, Nightmare, Liliac, Lesbian Bed Death, The Agony and Browsing Collection! Follow Rich at http://richembury.rocks! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, October 21st, 2020 (replayed on October 23rd, 2020).
This time on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, TONS of NEW hard rock & metal from Accept, Bona Lisa, Crobot, AC/DC, Small City Blues, The Killin’ Floor Project, White Rabbit, Killer Be Killed, Amaranthe, DGM, Kataklysm, South Of Salem, Stryper, Among The Ruined, Benediction, Blind Perception, Wildstreet, Rev Theory, The Sonic Overlords, Small Town Titans and MORE!
Plus weekly segments DEMOLITION SPOTLIGHT🚨 featuring Austin, Texas rockers The Metal Byrds, and the WEEKLY STING🐝 featuring two W.A.S.P. tracks from “The Crimson Idol!” Also, TAKE COVER💥 has tributes from Death Angel (Queen/David Bowie), Gypsy Pistoleros (Cher), Slayer (Iron Butterfly), Indiscipline (Danzig), The Donnas (Motley Crue) and Folk Healer (David Bowie). The Women of rock and metal return with W.O.W.- WOMEN ON WAX🚺 thanks to all-female bands Nervosa, Meanstreak, Junkyard Lipstick, L7, Blue Ruin and Lovebites! In addition, lots of classic rock and metal goodies, live REQUESTS and more! Wanna be part of the show each week? Join the Live chat room and/or Discord every Wednesday nite. Go to http://richembury.rocks for times in your area. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, October 14th, 2020 (replayed on October 16th, 2020)
Just in case you haven’t had enough Van Halen specials this week, in tribute to the recently lost legend EDDIE VAN HALEN (and who would?)… It’s a special 5-Hour (minimum interruption) Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3!
Rich went live with a special tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who we just lost to Cancer on Tuesday 😭. A “Greatest Hits” retrospective of Van Halen songs from ALL of the studio albums (and a few fun surprises in between), all 12 of them (from the first to the last)! Very little yapping from your host on this one 🙌🏼. A full 5-hours with limited interruptions, to remember the innovative and legendary Edward Lodewijk Van Halen and his music fondly! Rich rarely does tribute shows, but there have been very few like EVH!! Wanna be part of the show each week? Join the Live chat room (and Discord) every Wednesday nite. Go to http://richembury.rocks for times. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, October 9th, 2020.
This week on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, it’s “Mostly New Metal!” A TON of NEW Heavy Metal and Hard Rockers from Bloodhunter (re-issue), Burnt Out Wreck, Cult of Lilith, Dead Quiet, Diabulus in Musica, Goreworm, Havok, Helion Prime, Hell in the Club, Hexx, Hrom, Hyperion, In This Moment, Kataklysm, Lamb of God, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins, Mors Principium Est, Oceans of Slumber, Omniarch, Paradise, Raven, Saints of Death, South Of Salem and The Myopia Condition!
Regular segments “Take Cover 💥” featuring bands doing other bands, and the “Weekly Sting 🐝” featuring a weekly W.A.S.P. track return! Also, this week’s “DEMOlition Spotlight 🚨” features Saskatoon Hardcore/Noise Rockers Soul Mates! The Women of rock and metal are back with “W.O.W. – Women On Wax 🚺,” thanks to Lovebites, Māra, Victoria K, Thundermother and a classic from Precious Metal! All this and your listener Requests, funny clips and more interactive fun! Wanna be part of the show each week? Join the Live and interactive chat room every Wednesday night. Go to http://richembury.rocks for times. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, September 30th, 2020 (replayed on October 2nd, 2020).
This week on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, It’s celebration time🎉🥳! Your illustrious host is turning half a century?! To celebrate…or to mourn maybe, Rich will be spinning “FIFTY FOR 50!” That’s right, 50 songs from the soundtrack of his life, including songs from releases dropped in Rich’s birth year (1970) from The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Spooky Tooth, The Guess Who and David Bowie!
No regular segments this week, but LOTS of killer tunes also from KISS (duh!), Motley Crue, Ratt, Twisted Sister, AC/DC, Accept, Anvil, Raven, Soundgarden, Black ‘N Blue, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helix, Pantera, Quiet Riot, Kick Axe and many more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, September 23rd, 2020 (replayed on September 25th, 2020).
Back with another themed edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3! This time, Rich plays music from albums, released This Week In Rock History, and there are a lot! Tons of KISS albums dropped this week in history, like ‘Lick It Up,’ Asylum,’ ‘Crazy Nights,’ and the four Solo Albums! We’ll hear tunes from all (except Peter’s solo). Also albums from Kix, Fight, Motorhead, King Diamond, Scorpions, Twisted Sister, Triumph, Megadeth, Lizzy Borden, Anthrax, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Dokken, Down, Bon Jovi, and a two album releases from Guns N’ Roses the same day, this week in rock history.
The Demolition Spotlight🚨 features bluesy hard rockers Blind Perception. Also the regular segments Take Cover💥 featuring bands doing other bands, and the Weekly Sting🐝 featuring a random W.A.S.P. song from their massive catalogue! The Women of rock and metal are featured as always in the newly renamed segment W.O.W. – Women On Wax🚺! This time, ALL the bands are 100% Female, which includes Ivy Crown, Level C, Nobro, Lovebites, The Agony and Ice Age! As always, Requests and so much more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, September 16th, 2020 (replayed on September 18th, 2020).
Tons of NEW hard rock & metal on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 this week! New music from Blue Oyster Cult, Battering Ram, Divinity, Disciples Of Verity, Candlebox, The Last Element, Blame The Sacred, Facing the Gallows, Infinite Sin, VantaVoid, Jesper Binzer (of D-A-D), Killer Be Killed, Made Of Mercury and Devilfire!
This week’s “Demolition Spotlight🚨” features New York indie rocker, Frank Palangi! Tributes and covers in “Take Cover💥” from Faster Pussycat (INXS), Heaven Below (Peter Schilling), Led Ladies (Led Zeppelin), Cherie Currie (Sweeney Todd), Ace Frehley (The Beatles), Hookers & Blow (Led Zeppelin), Madame Mayhem (Aerosmith), First to Eleven (Coheed and Cambria) and Spirit Adrift (Black Sabbath)! The Ladies of rock & metal dominate again in this edition of “Clam Jam🚺” (sorry ladies…that’s my warped sense of humour) thanks to the Women of Orianthi, Carmilla, Kittie, Rock Goddess, Thieves Of Liberty, Eleine, Jaded Star, Mudd Flux and Scarlet!! Don’t forget the “Weekly Sting🐝” featuring a W.A.S.P. track, plus Listener Requests, some classic tracks, funny (NSFW) clips and much more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, September 9th, 2020 (replayed on September 11th, 2020).
It’s a bonus, unplanned, 2 hour edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 for all the addicted! Rich jumped on live, between two shows on Saturday afternoon at Pure Rock Radio! Continuing the theme (of sorts) from this week, where he focused on more obscure, lesser played classic rock gems of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Deep Cuts from Heavens Edge, Europe, Armored Saint, Impellitteri, Damn Yankees, D’Molls, Babylon A.D., Black ‘N Blue, Arcade, Diamond Head, Frehley’s Comet, Cats In Boots, Hanoi Rocks, Infectious Grooves and many more! Also requests for Thin Lizzy, Liliac and The Pretty Reckless. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, September 5th, 2020.
Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 returns with a spotlight on the 1980’s and the 1990’s hard rock scene (Also known as “Hair Metal“)! Tons of obscure tracks from bands like Y&T, Grim Reaper, Saints & Sinners, Sleeze Beez, Black ‘N Blue, Electric Angels, Blue Tears, Heavens Edge, Rough Cutt, Hurricane, Autograph, Junkyard, Odin, Tangier, Tora Tora, Malice, Steelheart, Love/Hate and more! Plus tracks from 80s/90s favs and MTV darlings like Helix, Faster Pussycat, Krokus, Saxon, Scorpions, Ugly Kid Joe, Slaughter, Firehouse, Cinderella, Van Halen and more too!
Rich pays tribute to recently fallen Brighton Rock singer Gerry McGhee (RIP), and the girls rock hard in this week’s “Clam Jam,” thanks to Girlschool, Vixen, Phantom Blue, Lita Ford, Lee Aaron and Wendy O. Williams! “Take Cover” features two different tributes of Badfinger, and Howlin’ Wolf, Sweet, Grand Slam/Thin Lizzy, Bad Company covers too! Don’t forget the 🐝”Weekly Sting” featuring a W.A.S.P. and much much more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, September 2nd, 2020 (replayed on September 4th, 2020).
Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 returns with BRAND NEW hard rock & heavy metal from Vanishing Point, Black Sun, Deftones, Gojira, Helion Prime, In Evil Hour, Incantation, Junkowl, Red Cain, The 49th Parallel, Unleash The Archers, Voodoo Six, Weapons Of Anew, Reckless Love, Pyramaze, Devilfire, McQueen Street and more!
This week’s “Demolition Spotlight” features Saskatoon metal band Diehearted! “Take Cover” has tributes from Animal Drive (Roxette), Foo Fighters (Prince), Gaia Epicus (Modern English), Sershen & Zaritskaya (KISS), The Dead Daisies (Humble Pie), The Wheelblocks (Iron Maiden), Dino Jelusick/Mike Portnoy/Joel Hoekstra (Jefferson Starship), Helix (Crazy Elephant) and Sid Vicious (Eddie Cochran)! The DEBUT of the regular segment “Weekly Sting,” featuring a W.A.S.P. track or two each week from their extensive catalogue of music!! REQUESTS from the listeners, and the Women of rock & metal get their segment back called “Clam Jam” 🤣. All this and so much more!! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, August 26th, 2020 (replayed on August 28th, 2020).