Way back on the 17th of August, 2020, three of the slaves who toil at NCS (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. Since then we’ve done it three more times, and as you can see we’re about to show up tomorrow for a fifth episode.
The three of us have so much fun doing this that we confess to experiencing a bit of anxiety, a fear that at some point we’ll fuck it up so badly we won’t be invited back. Hasn’t happened yet (hail Satan), and hopefully it won’t happen tomorrow either. We put a lot of effort into concocting playlists that will hook people and introduce them to bands they might not be familiar with, and we’ve done that again for tomorrow’s two-hour show with a mix of very new songs plus some old favorites spread across a variety of extremist sub-genres.
As before, we will also speak, though the best parts probably got left on the cutting room floor. And as before, we’ll be online to chat with listeners while the music is blasting.
For those still 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’s goal is to build 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 (and obscurities like ourselves) acting as DJs, accompanied by an opportunity for the fans and DJs/artists to interact in real-time while they listen.
For those who get confused about time-zone differences, our two-hour show will air at 12:00 noon Pacific Time, 3:oo pm Eastern Time, 8:00 PM in the UK and at 9:00 PM CET.
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 haven’t already signed up, 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, as it has in the past.
Huge thanks again to GIMME METAL for including us. Hope you’ll be with us tomorrow.