2021 Banger Music Awards

Banger Music Awards are a celebration of independent music, artists, musicians, bands and radio industry. It features the rock stars of the future. In 2021 we celebrate our 4th edition of the Banger Music Awards. 75 songs and musicians up for multiple awards and categories, from artists all over the world. The 2021 Banger Music Awards is the greatest celebration of indie music you’ll ever experience.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca / Jeff Plate of Alta Reign

Paul welcomes drummer Jeff Plate of Alta Reign (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra), plus metallic masterpieces from Savatage, Machines Of Grace, Chris Caffery, Metal Church, Dr. Butcher and Alta Reign! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio January 12th, 2021.

Rich Embury’s R3TR0GRAD3 / Metal Shinanigans & Andry Lagiou

🔞🎸 This week on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, special guest Andry Lagiou of The Harps, The Voice (Greece), plus Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins (“Pawn and Prophecy“) joins the show to debut her “Nightmare before Christmas” inspired holiday tune, “Harpy Christmas.” We also talk about her work with Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Women in the music industry and more!

In addition, usual segments Take Cover💥 and the Weekly Sting🐝, Live and Advanced listener Requests, plus righteous tuneage from Paul Laine, Tora Tora, Keel, Iron Maiden, Hericane Alice, Bona Lisa, Symphony X, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins, Dead Quiet, Scorpions, Bobaflex, Unleash The Archers, Loudness, TNT, Sons Of Apollo, KISS, Ace Frehley and many more!!! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, January 13th, 2021 (replayed on January 15th, 2021).

The Riff with Jack Trash / Geoff Tate

Happy birthday to my fellow Capricorn, Geoff Tate. How did he celebrate? By being a special guest on The Riff with Jack Trash! We talk being back on stage. Why Eric Martin (Mr. Big) should be doing stand up comedy, and how to go on vacation with him!! We’ll also feature our Wall of Fame Nominees Nancy Wilson of Heart, Rudolph Schenker of Scorpions, and Carey Howe of Leatherwolf. Tune it in and turn it up!!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, January 14th, 2021

The Doom Saloon / Crowbar, 1000mods, Monster Magnet & more!

Welcome to your one-stop shop, for all things Doom! As always, The Doom Saloon features Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Desert Rock and Psychedelic! Grab a stool and join DJ Doom once again, for a heaping helping of the drudging tones of doom, including music from Crowbar, 1000mods, Occlith, Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats and MANY more!! This episode of The Doom Saloon originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Monday (Tuesday), January 11th (12th), 2021.

Rock Solid Pressure / Brain Freezing & Blood Chilling Metal

It’s another brain freezing edition of Rock Solid Pressure. We chill your blood with debut tracks from WITHIN THE RUINS, GAMA BOMB, ACCUSER, WRECK-DEFY, SUPER MONSTER PARTY, IN MALICE’S WAKE, CYPHER MACHINE, THE OCEAN, CRUEL CURSES. It’s going to be a cold blustery night of seasonal shivers in the Ol’ Dungeon. So tune in and warm your frigid bones by our branding irons! We’ll have the torches lit for ya!! This episode of Rock Solid Pressure originally aired on Pure Rock Radio January 11th, 2021.

Belgian Metal Shredder / Beste van 2020 Deel 2 (Dutch Version)

Beste van 2020 Editie Deel 2. En net zoals in Deel 1 vieren Marjolein “Mrs. Metal Shredder en ik de start van 2021 door terug te kijken naar nog een set van geweldig materiaal dat in 2020 uitkwam. Met tunes van bands zoals Epica, Unleash The Archers, Draconian en Accept en onze eigen landgenoten Reject The Sickness & Splendidula! Bekijk al onze andere rock & metal content op belgianmetalshredder.be! Deze aflevering van Belgian Metal Shredder werd oorspronkelijk uitgezonden op Pure Rock Radio 11 January 2021.

Belgian Metal Shredder / Best of 2020 Pt. 2 (English Version)

Best of 2020 Edition Part 2. Just like in Part 1 Marjolein “Mrs. Metal Shredder and I celebrate the start of 2021 by looking back at all another set of great material that came out in 2020. With tunes from bands like Epica, Unleash The Archers, Draconian and Accept and our own countrymen Reject The Sickness & Splendidula! Check out all our other rock & metal content at belgianmetalshredder.be! This episode of Belgian Metal Shredder On Air originally aired on Pure Rock Radio January 8th, 2021.

Diabolus Templum / Black Funeral, Craar, Negura Bunget & more!

Join host Holly Fox for another Diabolus Templum! Featuring Dark, black and atmospheric heavy metal from Black Funeral, Craar, Gris, Autumns Kingdom, Vlad Tepes, Leviathan, Letum, Lunar Kingdom and more! This episode of Diabolus Templum originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio January 10th, 2021.

Rich Embury’s Power Hour / April Wine, Axis, Goddo, Sweet & more!

Rich Embury’s Power Hour returns with another flashback to the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s rock and metal scene! This time, classics from April Wine, Axis (featuring Vinny Appice), Helix, Thundermug, The Runaways, Goddo, Fastway, Sweet, Black ‘N Blue, Triumph, Streetheart and more!! This edition of Rich Embury’s Power Hour originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Sunday, January 10th, 2021 (and replayed Thursday, January 14th, 2021).

Rich Embury’s R3TR0GRAD3: The Strong & The Independent

🔞 This week on Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3, we delve into the “rich” and healthy INDEPENDENT hard rock and heavy metal scene! Hear a huge collection of indie and non-mainstream tracks from Juliet Ruin, Reality Suite, Bona Lisa, Infinite Sin, Blind Perception, The Metal Byrds, Changing Tymz, Bedrokk, Firing at the Sky, Dead Ritual, Bleed, Savior of Death, Honey Bone Rush, Promethium, Hedra, AxMinister, Given By the Flames, Rough ‘N’ Rude, Super Monster Party and more!

Also, the usual segments “Take Cover💥,” “Women On Wax🚺,” and “Weekly Sting🐝!” Plus Live and advanced Requests, peppered with some more familiar tunes as well! It’s 4 solid hours of “Everything that Rocks!” So don’t miss out! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, January 6th, 2021 (replayed on January 8th, 2021).

The Riff with Jack Trash: Brian Wheat of Tesla

The Riff with Jack Trash is back for a new year on Pure Rock Radio with very special guest Brian Wheat of Tesla. We talk about his new book “Son of a Milkman.” We will also feature our first 3 nominees for the “Rock Star Wall of Fame,” Alice Cooper, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) and Phil Mogg (UFO). We’ve also got new music from Armored Saint, Sammy Hagar & The Circle and Shark Island. Tune it in and turn it up!!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Rich Embury’s Power Hour: Scorpions, Streetheart, Hawkwind & more!

Rich Embury’s Power Hour returns with more great rock & metal from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s! This time, unforgettable classics from Trooper, Scorpions, Frehley’s Comet, Streetheart, Rainbow, The Guess Who, Slave Raider, April Wine, Hawkwind and more!! This edition of Rich Embury’s Power Hour originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, January 3rd, 2021

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: J.D. McGibney, Rob Sadowski & Alyxx

Paul welcomes Rob Sadowski of Blurred Scenery, plus J.D. McGibney of Angels On The Battlefield, and Alyxx to the show. Music from Drift Into Black, Spiritual Sickness, Blurred Scenery, Angels On The Battlefield, Alyxx and more! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio January 5th, 2021.

Rock Solid Pressure: Best of 2020

It’s the annual ‘BEST OF 2020‘ Special on Rock Solid Pressure. We’ll be announcing “ALBUM OF THE YEAR,” “SONG OF THE YEAR,” “EP OF THE YEAR,” and the “TOP ALBUMS” and “TOP TRACKS” of 2020. Find out who’s taking honors on our 2020 charts, and have the Champagne ready, lot’s of toasting going down. It’s going to be a festive night in the Ol’ Dungeon, and you’ll have a front row seat for our biggest night of the year! Don’t miss it…We’ll have the torches lit for ya!! This episode of Rock Solid Pressure originally aired on Pure Rock Radio January 4th, 2021.

Belgian Metal Shredder: Beste van 2020 Deel 1 (Dutch Version)

Beste van 2020 Editie Deel 1. Marjolein “Mrs. Metal Shredder” en ik vieren de start van 2021 door terug te kijken naar al het geweldige materiaal dat in 2020 uitkwam. Met tunes van bands Testament, Hatebreed, Burning Witches, Apocalyptica, Devildriver, Nightwish en onze eigen landgenoten Carnation & FireForce. Bekijk al onze andere rock & metal content op belgianmetalshredder.be! Deze aflevering van Belgian Metal Shredder werd oorspronkelijk uitgezonden op Pure Rock Radio 04 January 2021.

Belgian Metal Shredder: Best of 2020 Pt. 1 (English Version)

Best of 2020 Edition Part 1. Marjolein “Mrs. Metal Shredder” and I celebrate the start of 2021 by looking back at all the great material that came out in 2020. With tunes from bands like Testament, Hatebreed, Burning Witches, Apocalyptica, Devildriver, Nightwish and our own countrymen Carnation & FireForce! Check out all our other rock & metal content at belgianmetalshredder.be! This episode of Belgian Metal Shredder On Air originally aired on Pure Rock Radio January 1st, 2021.

Meathook Metal: 2020 Metal Favs & New Heaviness

Kober returns with another Meathook Metal! This time, Kober’s favourites of 2020, and a few, new Metallic masterpieces! Music from Bleed From Within, Killer Be Killed, Black Tar Superstar, Nervosa, Ancient Thrones, Slayer and more! This episode of Meat-Hook Metal originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio December 31st, 2020.

The Riff with Jack Trash: 2020 Top 20 Countdown (10-01)

Happy New Year’s Eve from The Riff with Jack Trash. Today we continue counting down our Top 20 albums of 2020, with the Top 10. Who will win the highly coveted record of the year? Tune it in and turn it up to find out!! This episode of The Riff with Jack Trash originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Rich Embury’s R3TR0GRAD3: Hard Rock Classics & Requests

🔞Rich goes back to the classic rock, hard rock, glam rock and hair metal of the 70s, 80s and 90s this time. Music from AC/DC, Great White, Loverboy, Scorpions, Twisted Sister, KISS, Motley Crue, Helix, Pariah, Blue Murder, Tangier, Slade, Rockhead and more! Also lots of advanced and live requests for Queen, Nazareth, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Motorhead, Stryper, Loudness and more! A Happy Birthday Doubleshot of Cozy Powell songs from Rainbow + Black Sabbath, to celebrate what would have been his 73rd Birthday (Dec. 29th, 1947), if he hadn’t passed in 1998.

Regular segment “Take Cover💥” features tributes from The Dirty Youth (Alice Cooper), Todd La Torre (Heart), Mikkey Dee/Danko Jones/Jean Genus/Dave Brownsound (Motorhead), Hanoi Rocks (C.C.R.), Animal Drive (Skid Row), and Pretty Boy Floyd (Motley Crue)! The “Weekly Sting🐝” features a track originally left off the debut W.A.S.P. album. The ladies of rock and metal in Bitch, Lee Aaron, Lita Ford, Vixen and Wendy O. Williams fill out this week’s “Women On Wax🚺!” Get a heaping helping of classics and don’t miss out on the fun! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, December 30th 2020 (replayed on January 1st, 2021).