Wyrd Ways Rock Show 2.03


After last week's show, I thought I'd go a bit Heavier this time out. So for those of you who like a bit more Thrash and Death Metal in your auditory diet, there's a little more for you to get your teeth into.

That doesn't mean the fans of Hard Rock and Power Metal are left high and dry, though. There's definitely a few moments for you in there, too. Personal picks for this week among the new stuff include Thrasherwolf, Defecto and Schwarzer Engel. This week's Spotlight band are also something of a personal favourite, having seen them absolutely steal the show when supporting Orange Goblin at the original Bradford Rios many moons ago and again at the Damnation Festival in Leeds a few years later.

As usual, if you want to get in touch to ask for a song or contribute to Russian Roulette or suggest a band for Covered or Spotlight, you can talk to me via the Contact page at, on Twitter @wyrdwaysrock or on Facebook . If you become a Patreon Subscriber you also get access to the Discord, you get the show at higher sound quality and earlier than anyone else AS WELL AS several exclusive subscriber-only bonus shows such as The Thrash Hour, The Power Hour and The Trad Metal Meltdown which are all the ideal length for your workout, commute or whatever else you need an concentrated burst of PROPER HEAVY METAL to get you through.

Be impure! Be vigilant! Misbehave!

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Episode 10 · 10 months ago

WWRS: The Forge 2.01

Let's give this another try then, shall we? One of these days I'll hit a formula that works for me and you'll get yourself exposed to some of the best Metal you've ever heard. Yes, there'll be old stuff. There'll also be a lot of new stuff, since the mission here at The Forge is to help get some new stuff into your ears.

Let's do this.

Episode 1 · 10 months ago

WWRS: The Forge 2.09

Oops!  Have to admit I've surprised myself (but not necessarily in a pleasant way) in that this edition of The Forge has taken considerably longer to produce than I was expecting.  I'm going to blame the onset of a global pandemic of the coronavirus named COVID-19 for this one.

Anyway, it's (as usual, if you don't mind me saying) a cracker of a show for you this time out.  There's new songs from Firewind, Testament, Jinjer and many others.  It just illustrates how global Metal truly is.  There are also contributions from Italy, the UK, Germany, Romania and quite a few other countries.

Point your browsers over to and become a patron if you want to get the next one straight into your Inbox, exclusively early and help me improve audio quality.

But let's stop beating around the bush.

Mosh buffers to maximum.

Thrash drives to full.

Episode 2 · 11 months ago

WWRS: The Forge 2.08 - Still Not Doing The Toxic Waltz

Thanks to some IT related shenanigans, this week's show is somewhat delayed.  Basically, I attempted to trade in my laptop, but since the trade-in price was a massive drop from the estimate, I turned it down, so I've had to delay getting my new computer built.

In other news, if you've ever thought, "Hmm... I'd really love to support Carl in making WWRS: The Forge, but have no idea how to do it", here's some ways:

1) This one specifically applies to bands, pluggers and labels: send me music so I can play it on the show.

2) Tip me off about bands I should be looking into.

3) Request songs.

4) Throw me some cash on Patreon ( by either becoming a patron or just making an individual, one-off donation.

5) The most obvious one is to keep listening and telling your friends about WWRS: The Forge.

As for the show itself, as usual, it's rammed full to bursting with new stuff.  Again, the guarantee holds - if you don't hear something in this show that you've never heard before, I'll give you your money back.

Do yourself a favour and turn it all the way up!

Episode 3 · 11 months ago

WWRS: The Forge 2.07 - How to not be Unclean!

Ahem... erm... this was meant to be coming out last weekend, but life got in the way.

Anyway, here it is: episode 7 of season 2 of WWRS: The Forge.  If anyone is unfamiliar, The Forge is the sequel to The Wyrd Ways Rock Show, which I did for something like 10 years until a time when my mental health took a massive nosedive and I sacked it all off and seriously thought at jacking it in completely.

The thing is, I started doing The Wyrd Ways Rock Show because of a total lack of Hard Rock and Metal radio that took the genre as a whole, rather than focussing on the sort of thing that was featured in the "hallowed" pages of Kerrap!  We now have Primordial Radio, so that should be the itch scratched, right?  As it turns out, wrong.  The itch came back when my mental health levelled off.  Especially when it became pretty obvious, my personal taste in music... that I base the show running orders on... are still not covered.  Despite the addition of new presenters, there are still niches not covered by Primordial or many other shows out there on the internet.

So that's what The Forge is for.  The Forge shines light on the bands and music that other shows and stations don't know about. 

Anything else you need to know?  Not really.  Except that I guarantee you will hear music in this show that you've never heard before.  Just play it loud and tell your friends.