Metal Oxide was brought into the world in 2005 by an eccentric man named Charles. The show was founded on a passion for the delicately darker edge of metal; gothic, symphonic, operatic, progressive, folk, etc.
Charles was joined by Katie, the first female voice to the show. She introduced local Chicago metal to the show, began interviewing bands and artists on-air, and added a considerable collection of music.
Rizzo joined the crew, and contributed a strong collection and knowledge of Black Metal and its sub-genres. While his stay was brief, his impact was everlasting.
Katie recruited Rita, who in turn recruited TJ#1 (aka: Noob), Melanie, and TJ#2 (the TJ currently heard on Metal Oxide)
Metal Oxide has evolved to be your home for the best in Symphonic, Gothic, Folk, Heavy, Operatic, Power, Progressive, Black, Death, Industrial, Jazz: Metal from around the world. Our collection of music is constantly expanding, as metal is continuously evolving and reinventing itself.
... is in your hands! Tell us what you want to hear, suggest new bands to us, send your band's music to us and come in for an interview! Email us!
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Where are they now?
Charles: The math wiz and professional rambler is working on a Ph.D in Computer Science in Texas.
Rizzo: A dark master of mystery shows up from time to time...
Katie: Occasionally surprises us on the show! She's working in Chicagoland radio and can be heard on-air elsewhere on Star 96.7 and WRXQ.
Rita: Joins in the fun from time to time, and is currently working on a Master's Degree in "Random Crap" in Chicago.