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Hatebreed Coming to The Intersection on April 22nd!

The year of 2013 is starting to rev up with some pretty sweet shows and tours! Good thing that a majority of these shows will be making stops here in a Grand Rapids, like Testament, The Devil Wears Prada, Lacuna Coil, etc. Let's add Hatebreed to that roster shall we?

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Testament’s Chuck Billy Talks Current Tour, Touring with Metallica, Upcoming Live CD/DVD and More!

Time for another Metalhead Ned interview here at WGRD! When I heard that Thrash Metal legends Testament were coming to town (tomorrow in fact), I knew what I had to do...I had to somehow grab an interview with the beast known as Chuck Billy of Testament.

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Local Metal Moment: ChuggeR

Before a band get's big, they have to start off as a local band. Listeners today are getting "too used" to hearing the top hits on the radio. As a band, you need to start somewhere, and radio station's don't look at local metal enough. WGRD is putting an end to that! For this week's LOCAL METAL MOMENT, we are checking out ChuggeR!

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David Draiman’s Device: First Single ‘Vilify’ Leaks

In this day and age in the music industry, it's hard for bands to keep songs under wraps before their official release. Disturbed singer David Draiman's new band Device are no exception, with the first single 'Vilify' off their self-titled debut hitting YouTube today (Feb. 17). Listen below.

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Steve Von Till (Neurosis) Joins Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Join Full Metal Jackie tonight as she is joined by Steve Von Till of NEUROSIS!

Also getting to music from OTEP, Metallica, and a NEW Mad Minute from Oderus Urungus of GWAR!

Tonight at 10pm on 97

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Metalhead Ned’s Favorite Metal Guitarist

When it comes to metal, nothing can define the music more than the master behind the AXE! Different types of vocals, drums, etc...but the guitar is what can either make or break a metal group. Throughout the years, guitarist have come and gone, but there is no doubt that these are some of the top metal guitarist that have ever existed

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Chuck Billy (Testament) & Bobby Blitz (Overkill) Join Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Tonight on Full Metal Jackie, she will be joined by Chuck Billy of Testament and Bobby Blitz of Overkill! Both bands will be at The Intersection on February 21st!

Premiering new music from LORDI, also getting to tunes from Cro-Mags, new Killswitch Engage and BRAND NEW Within the Ruins. 10:00 pm TONIGHT ON 97.9 WGRD!

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Matt Pike (High On Fire) Joins Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Check out Full Metal Jackie tonight as she is joined by Matt Pike of HIGH ON FIRE! Also a new MAD MINUTE from Oderus Urungus of GWAR!

Tonight at 10pm on 97.9 WGRD!

 

Stone The Manic (Best band photo ever)
Stone The Manic (Best band photo ever)
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Local Metal Moment: Stone The Manic

Before a band get's big, they have to start off as a local band. Listeners today are getting "too used" to hearing the top hits on the radio. As a band, you need to start somewhere, and radio station's don't look at local etal enough. WGRD is putting an end to that! For this week's LOCAL METAL MOMENT, we are checking out STONE THE MANIC!

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Rockstar Mayhem Festivel Line-up Coming March!

Sadly, I will not being going to Rock On The Range this year...I go EVERY YEAR, but this years line-up sadly didn't impress me as much as the previous years have. For the 90's Grunge fans, ROTR is the place to be. On the other hand, MAYHEM FESTIVAL is for the the METALHEADS!

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Jason Newsted Joins Full Metal Jackie Tonight!

Check out FULL METAL JACKIE tonight as she is joined by ex-Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted!

Also getting to music from Hatebreed, Deftones, and more!

TONIGHT at 10pm on 97.9 WGRD!

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Are Heavy Metal Concerts Too Dangerous?

As I was going through my Bi-Monthly issue of Revolver Magazine, I stumbled across the article of, "Are Heavy Metal Concerts Too Dangerous?" You know what? That is a really good question to ask. I have been to over 250 concerts and counting (Honestly not surprised I am not deaf). I have walked away with a broken toe, bruised body, ripped shirts, and crazy head aches from tons of headbanging. It does go to question, are Metal Shows Too Brutal?

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