Oct 272020


Way back on the 17th of August, 2020, three NCS writers — (Andy Synn, DGR, and Islander) appeared as guest DJs at GIMME METAL, curating a two-hour on-line radio show in which we spun tracks of our own demented choosing, interspersed with our own pre-recorded banter, and also engaged in live on-line chats with listeners. We were truly grateful for the opportunity, and had a blast doing it. Astonishingly, it must not have been too terrible for GIMME METAL, because they invited us to do it again. And of course we eagerly hurried to say YES!

And so once again, on October 28th (tomorrow!), beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 9:00 p.m. in the UK, and 10:00 p.m. in much of Europe, the same three NCS scribes will again become the hosts of a show at GIMME METAL devoted to extreme metal. We hope you will be there with us!



For those not in the know, Gimme Radio is an app-based and on-line music streaming service founded by digital music veterans from Apple Music, Google Play, Beats Music, and Napster. The company builds communities of music fans on a genre-by-genre basis, and GIMME METAL was the community they launched first in June of 2017 — a 24/7 metal-focused service with well-known metal figures acting as DJs, accompanied by an opportunity for the fans and DJs/artists to interact in real-time while they listen.

When we continue looking at the roster of guest DJs who have curated shows on GIMME METAL, we still have to wonder what the GIMME METAL honchos were tripping on when they invited us to host a show. Though somewhat perplexed, we jumped at the chance the first time, and we jumped even faster and higher to do it again.

A big part of what made our first appearance so much fun for us was the process of choosing songs. Last time we did that in blocks, with each block of songs chosen by one of the three of us, segmented by commentary from the person who did the choosing. This time we switched things up, stewing our three separate playlists together and engaging in 3-way dialogue during the voice-breaks. Andy and DGR also altered their strategies for selecting songs (if you show up, you’ll see what we mean), while Islander once again decided to stay with more recent tracks with an obscure black metal bent.

If you register (for free) on the GIMME METAL Desktop site or the Gimme iOS/Android app, you will also be able to chat with us in real-time as the show progresses. If you didn’t sign up the last time, you can download the app or register online here:


Once again, we really do hope you’ll participate, and at least listen to what we’ve chosen to play for you, though the chat dialogue should prove to be a lot of fun too.

If you can’t make it at air time, the show will be re-broadcast, and we’ll update this post once we figure out when that will happen.

Huge thanks again to GIMME METAL for including us.

  One Response to “NCS v. GIMME METAL (ROUND TWO)”

  1. How did I miss this last year? I will be there with spooky bells on.

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