Local band Shield of Wings joined us in the studio tonight, and it was awesome. We played two tracks off of their debut EP, Solarium, and had an interview about Solarium, the band, upcoming shows, and more! It was a great time.
We still found time for some news, however it was a little depressing. Jeff Loomis and Van Williams has left Nevermore. They will both be missed and remembered for their tremendous contributions to the band over the years. Also, on a similar note, Roy Khan has left Kamelot. He will also be missed, and we would like to wish him luck on his further ventures and also Kamelot in finding a replacement.
You can check out Shield of Wings by visiting them on Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation, Cdbaby.com, Youtube, and iTunes. Also, for audio of the interview, visit webcast.wonc.org, go down to Metal Oxide at the bottom, and select 'Saturday 23 April 2011' The interview itself is about half way through, but they joined us on air throughout the show.
This week's playlist:
"The Siren" - Nightewish
"Solarium" - Shield of Wings
"Control the Divine" - Blind Guardian
"Wrath of the Norsemen" - Amon Amarth
"Wildfire" - Sonata Arctica
"Mother of Light" - Epica
"Annubis" - Septic Flesh
"Carrion" - Cradle of Filth
"The Chosen Legacy" - Dimmu Borgir
"Life Carries On" - Earthen Grave
"Emptiness Unobstructed" - Nevermore
"The Black Halo" - Kamelot
"War and Rapture" - Shield of Wings
"Unbesiegt" - Equilibrium
"Silver Bride" - Amorphis
"Take the Day!" - Turisas
"Goi! Rode! Goi!" - Arkona
"One More Magic Potion" - Ensiferum
"Regin Smidur" - Tyr
"The Wind Beneath My Wings" - Sonata Arctica
I hope enjoyed the show and our interview with Shield of Wings!