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).
This time, Rich Embury takes a spin on the “Wheel of Fortune!” He’s putting CHANCE (and his mouse’s scroll wheel) in control of this week’s playlist, in combination with the HUGE, 100,000+ pure rock song library of rock and metal! Tune in to find out how it was done and which bands/songs were randomly picked??? Not a single dud in the bunch! Classics, hard rock, heavy metal, hair bands, who knows where the wind will blow, only those who listen will truly know! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio, March 4th, 2020 and replayed March 6th and 9th, 2020.
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 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.
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.
This week Jacob, Dan and Joel from Saskatoon’s Sakred join Rich in the “Outta Control Room” to debut their new self-released album ‘Amen To Nothing‘. Lots of beer, chat about the Metal scene, Local bands and much more! The focus is on the Extreme Metal genres, with the majority of this week’s playlist. Music from Sakred, Frozen Crown, Augury, Amorphis, Skindred, Cancer Bats, Alkaloid, Engel, Arc Of Ascension, Insurrection, Alterbeast, Astrakhan, Thalass, Wasted Heretics, Hammerdrone, Centuries Of Decay, Widow’s Peak, Agony Spawn, Untimely Demise, Galactic Pegasus, Necrotic Mutation, Skeletal Remains, Hyborian and Candlemass. This week’s edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio May 18th, 2018.