June 25th, 2016
Today, we at Iron-Cast give our answers to that ultimate water-cooler music question: "If you could build the perfect band using any musician (alive or dead), who would be in the lineup?" We give our selections for the following spots: lead vocals/frontman, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums and wildcard, and we also give honorable mentions for each spot. We also name our bands and give the title of their debut album. Will your favorites make our cuts? Tune in and find out.
June 18th, 2016
Today, special guest Chris Czynszak from the Decibel Geek Podcast joins us as we discuss Aerosmith's 1979 release, "Night in the Ruts". Recorded in the wake of mediocre sales of their previous release and during a haze of drug abuse, debts and band infighting, "Night in the Ruts" is seen as a crossroads album. But what of it? Is it a return to the blues rock we had expected from Aerosmith or is it a sign of the overly commercial mediocre material that was to come years later? Tune in and find out.
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June 11th, 2016
Today, Iron-Cast delves into the world of electronic music, discussing Depeche Mode's 1990 release, "Violator". This mix of electronic and industrial music has been hailed as the band's best album ever, and has been included in multiple "Best Albums of the 1990's" lists. But what about the album itself? Is this album a masterpiece worthy of being listed among the best albums of the 1990's or is this album a collection of easily forgotten ephemeral dance music worthy of only the Crisco Room? Tune in to find out.
June 3rd, 2016
With the recent death of former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, we at Iron-Cast felt that this would be a good time to pause and reflect on the band's 1990 release, "Rust In Peace", the first, and arguably best, to feature Menza. Recorded just a few days after his passing, we take a look over this technical thrash masterpiece and pay our respects to a master drummer, here on Iron-Cast.