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(LISTEN) Stabbing Westward singer Christopher Hall talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Stabbing Westward singer Christopher Hall talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Stabbing Westward singer Christopher Hall called in to talk to Mike Z about their new E.P. “Dead & Gone” (out now). Here’s what they talked about:New Music-New E.P. (0-10)EP Release Party (10-12)Movie Soundtracks (12-16)30th Anniversary of N.I.N. “Pretty Hate Machine” (16-20)Guitars in Stabbing Westward (20-22)Flannel Five-Nirvana, PJ, STP, AIC, Soundgarden (22-end)Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Red Death singer Chad Troncale talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Red Death singer Chad Troncale talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Red Death singer/bassist Chad Troncale called in to talk about their new album “Sickness Divine” (out now) and their upcoming tour at Hi Hat in Los Angeles on January 16 2020. Here’s what we talked about:IE Roots (0-4)Headlining Tour (4-5)“Sickness Divine” album (5-6)Samhain/Danzig (6-10)The “Big Four” (10-13)Flannel 5 (Nirvana, PJ, AIC, STP & Soundgarden)(13-14)Slayer retired?…Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Death Valley High singer Reyka talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Death Valley High singer Reyka talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Death Valley High frontman Reyka called in to talk about their new album “Dual” and their upcoming tour 2020 with Silver Snakes at the Slide Bar in Fullerton on Sunday, January 12. Here’s what we talked about:“Dual” mix tape album (0-5)Meeting Chino Moreno (5-8)First time hearing Metallica (8-12)80’s covers and “Dual” movie (12-14)Tour with Silver…Continue Reading

Mike Z “Top 10 albums of 2019”-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z “Top 10 albums of 2019”-Wired In The Empire

10. Motionless In White “Disguise” If you want an updated version of Marilyn Manson, then Chris Motionless and the band Motionless in White are the band you are looking for.  Metalcore mixed with some Industrial metal.  Although I don’t love every single song on their latest album “Disguise”, I do love the different styles and…Continue Reading

Concert Review by Mike Z: Adema at House of Blues Anaheim 12/13/19

Concert Review by Mike Z: Adema at House of Blues Anaheim 12/13/19

The crowd chanted “one more song” as the lights came on inside the Parish Room at the House of Blues of Anaheim on Friday the 13th of December, 2019 after Adema completed their set. You remember Adema, that other band from Bakersfield who rose to gold record fame in the early 2000’s with hits like “Giving In” “The…Continue Reading

(LISTEN) The Mendenhall Experiment’s Brandon and Justin talk to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) The Mendenhall Experiment’s Brandon and Justin talk to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Brandon and Justin from Riverside’s: The Mendenhall Experiment stopped by the KCAL studios to talk rock and more with Mike Z. Here’s what we talked about:Opening for Cold (0-3)Opening for Suicide Silence (3-5:30)Korn/AIC summer tour (5:30-6:15)Flannel Five with Justin (6:15-8)Reunion tours (8-13)Slayer final tour (13)Justin’s drums influences (13-15)Fear Factory and Dino Cazares (15-16)KCAL’s “Tour De…Continue Reading

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