Rich Embury’s R3TR0GRAD3: The 80’s / 90’s & Gerry McHee (RIP)

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 R3TR0GRAD3: W.A.S.P, Women & Diehearted!

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).

Rich Embury’s R3TR0GRAD3: Hump Day Hard Rockers & Requests

Celebrate hump day this week, with NEW hard rockers and metallic goodness! New music from Crobot, The Loyal Order, Diehearted, Thundermother, The Jailbirds, Smackbound, Steelheart, Marilyn Manson, Falset, The Chimpz, Bedrokk & Friends, Cerebellion, Burning Witches, Napalm Death, Korn (Feat. Yelawolf), Econoline Crush, South Of Eden, The HellenBacks (Feat. Todd Kerns), Bad Actress, Onslaught, Michael Grant & The Assassins, Tokyo Motor Fist, ONOFF, WoR, Wolf, From The Depth and Ravenword!

Live listener REQUESTS for Halestorm, Rainbow, Eden’s Curse, Megadeth, Moccasin Creek, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. Plus this week’s “Take Cover,” featuring tributes from Throwdown (Sir Mix A Lot), Ace Frehley (Deep Purple), Stoner Kings (Kyuss), The Lonely Ones (Queen), The Waymaker (Stryper), Queensryche (Dalbello), The Veer Union (Soundgarden), Two Minutes to Late Night (Kate Bush) and Toque (Kim Mitchell)!! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, July 29th, 2020 (replayed on July 31st 2020).

Rich Embury’s R3TR0GRAD3: CANADA Day Special

This time we celebrate the True North, Strong and Free! It’s a 5 hour CANADA DAY Special this week on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3! All pure rock and heavy metal from Canadian artists like Striker, Sass Jordan, Razor, One Bad Son, Toque, Die Mannequin, Triumph, The Exalted Piledriver, Slik Toxik, Osyron, Mokomokai, Kataklysm, Divinity, The Tragically Hip, Diehearted, Archspire, Bif Naked, Kick Axe, Unleash The Archers, Lee Aaron, Sum 41, Anvil, Untimely Demise, Slash Puppet, Billy Talent, Prismind, Strapping Young Lad, Annihilator, Exciter, Planet Eater, Chronobot and MANY more! This week’s extended “Take Cover” section features tributes from Bootsauce, Famous Underground, Jeff Healey Band, Breach Of Trust, Big Wreck and Kobra and the Lotus! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, July 1st, 2020 (replayed on July 3rd 2020).

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: Summer’s End + Ric Ocasek Tribute

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.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: Rockers & Thrashers (New Music Showcase)

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.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: THALASS & Food Drive Throwdown II

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.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: Robyn Dolezsar (Diehearted) + SaskMetal – Wacken Battle Edition

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