Wyrd Ways Rock Show 2.01


Hello friends!

Some of you are probably wondering why I changed the name of the show. Some of you are probably wondering why I changed the name back to the original. It's basically the same answer: It was something I felt like I needed to do.

It's been two years since I last used the name "The Wyrd Ways Rock Show", and part of the reason I've not really done much podcasting in the meantime is that it's not felt right for a while. The difference now is that it's starting to feel more right again. Hopefully it's not just another false start and I really am finally getting the old thrill back. Only time will tell. The bonus for you is that you get two hours of top quality Metal from around the world. You also get an old song being redone and the debut of a new feature: Russian Roulette, so named because (in the words of the listener who gave it the name), "You never know what you're going to get". Which is apt.

Anyway. I promised you two hours of quality Metal, so click the link and turn it up.

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Episode 8 · 1 year ago

WWRS: The Forge 2.02 - The Christmas-ish Episode

Hans Gruber has taken his fall off the top of the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles... so to quote Noddy Holder, "Iiiiiit's Chriiiiiistmaaaaaaas!"

I don't normally do Christmas shows, but since this hasn't been a normal year, I thought I'd try and break my speed record for recording, mixing and publishing, and what you've got here is the result: A somewhat half-baked edition of The Forge.

It's even more random than usual, since the links were literally right off the top of my head and done as quickly as possible.

Right then.

Happy Christmas.  I'm off to bed.

Episode 9 · 1 year ago

WWRS: The Forge 2.00 - Turn Up The Heaviosity!

When I started The Wyrd Ways Rock Show, there was really nothing on the radio or TV covering Hard Rock and Metal. Since then, things have improved. with Primordial Radio (so good I bought part of the company!) getting the balance mostly right.

That said, they don't really do much with the Heavier end.  Which is fair enough when you consider that Pete, their music co-ordinator isn't really into the PROPER Heavy stuff, and based on that, he doesn't really have the industry contacts in that area. Neither do Moose or Dewsbury, for the same reason. Shorty seems to be more into Pop Punk, so... you get the picture.

That's not a negative criticism, by the way, it's just the way things are.  Plus, there's only so many hours in the day, so even if he was as immersed in this stuff as he would need to be, he wouldn't have the time. Obviously Primordial isn't the only Rock/Metal radio station, but it is the one with the least amount of Old Man Balls being played (you know what I mean - pretty much anything played on Planet Rock or Absolute Classic Rock).  So since they've got a lot of the Rock and Mainstream stuff covered, I'm going heavier.

Basically, compare Download to Bloodstock.  If they're going to be Download, I'll be Bloodstock.

So let's do it!

Episode 1 · 1 year ago

WWRS: The Forge 1.05 - Once More... With Feeling!

Let's try this again, shall we?  Now the old mental health is not so bad (even though I am still... erm... unbusy, so if anyone's got any jobs going, let me know!), I thought it was time to resurrect this whole podcast thing.  Believe it or not, this one's been brewing since March, so with a few tweaks, it's now ready.

Let's light 'em up.

Episode 2 · 1 year ago

Primordial Radio's #OWWB Re-Rewind 2019.03.13

Every Wednesday on Moose's breakfast show on Primordial Radio, he runs One Word Wednesday BIngo, where those listening attempt to guess some songs from single word clues. We do this to attempt to win the covetted Hive Mind badge. Someone else, chosen at random from the entries gets to pick the next week's tracks.

In the drivetime show, Dewsbury gives his own take, and more often than not gets a very low score (one point for the correct artist, one point for the correct song). Honestly, I don't normally do much better. Usually worse.

Anyway. if you fancy having a go at next week's, based on what you hear on this podcast, here's what you do:
1) Go to
2) Sign up for a free trial - no credit card details needed, and you won't be charged.
3) On Tuesday, the link to the #OWWB entry form will be posted on the Primordial Radio website.
4) FIll it in an submit it before 9am on Wednesday.