The annual #MassivePercussiveHammers edition of MPH happens tonight Sunday 18 November at 7PM USCDT on KAOS Radio Austin as we celebrate Percussion History Month with an educational mix of metal, punk and hardcore percussion, including new Voivod, Tourniquet, Revocation, Beyond Creation, Gorod, Obscura, Vein, Rolo Tomassi, Between the Buried and Me as well as classic tracks by Crisis, Anacrusis, Anthrax, Believer, Voices, Nexuaxis, Cryptopsy, Car Bomb, Cephalic Carnage, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Cephalapod, Candiria, and more. Learn about how I came up with this list along with some percussion history as well as how to support the next generation of drummers with pas.org
KAOS Radio Austin has been on the air a long time – December 2001 to be exact and over that time we’ve had a lot of great on air talent come and go.
Some of our best and brightest contributors left us a legacy of programming before they retired from radio or, unfortunately, may have passed away. And, for a couple of hours a week we are going to try and showcase what their unique perspectives had to offer by re-running some of their classic episodes that we were able to unearth from the archives.
In addition to those shows, we’ll do our best to try and include legacy programming from some of our longest running DJs and other unique seasonal contributions from past episodes of shows you love.
We’ll get things started off with features from Slaytoven, Modal Robert’s Altitude and Big Rob’s Hard Corps 101 in the coming weeks and expand on the show’s theme as we can. If you happen to have archived yourself any of our classic KAOS programs because you were a fan of their style, let us know and we’ll be sure to get them on the air so everyone can enjoy the experience. And, if that inspires you to become a DJ yourself, we have programming spots open and would love to have you join our family.
Tune in every week, Saturday evenings for Classic KAOS and join us in a celebration of the roots of our humble radio station.
#MaddeningPoliticalHorror edition of MPH Mosh Pit Hell of music, philanthropy and history happens tonight Sunday 4 November at 7PM USCST on KAOS Radio Austin as we prepare for the mid-term elections with metal, punk and hardcore of a a political temperament including Jimi Hendrix, Living Color, Corrosion of Conformity, Ministry, Napalm Death , Fear Factory, Sepultura, Angle Dust, Rush, Nevermore, Queensryche, Sacred Reich, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Ignite, Anti-flag. Propagandi, Agnostic Front, Boysetsfire, Paradise Lost, Carcass, Arch Enemy, Sworn Enemy, August Burns Red, Metallica and more. Learn about some of the history of voting rights in America as well as how you can protect them by supporting orgs like the ACLU.
Punk Rock Matinee brings punk and hardcore aesthetic to KAOS every Sunday afternoon.
In the tradition of old punk and hardcore concerts that took place at the classic clubs for endless hours on a Saturday afternoon, the radio program should drive your lazy Sunday into a frenzied moshable mix of of traditional and modern punk, hardcore, metalcore, tech, screamo, crust, grind, emo and more, including some favorite tracks from KAOS shows past & present like Against the Grain and MPH Noise.
If YOU are a punk and hardcore fan yourself and want to help contribute suggestion to the show’s ongoing programming contact us to learn more about how you can get involved with the Punk Rock Matinee. Or, maybe you’d want to DJ a punk inspired show instead? We have open time slots you can take over and put your own spin on the slams that will make KAOS listeners really most.
Till then, be sure to tune in every Sunday afternoon to the Punk Rock Matinee.
El Demento is back! Halloween 2018 is here! Download it!
2hrs of music from the dark side as Demento walks you through the paths of monsters!
Featuring tributes to horror bands Harley Poe and The Misfits!
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Love the Samhain & Allhallowtide seasons?
At the Most Pit Hell of Metal Punk and Hardcore we do too! For the past five years #MonsterPumpkinHeaviness has aired celebrating the holiday and we invite you to join us again!
For a limited time only you can pick up select editions including 2018’s two part #MonsterPumpkinHeaviness can be downloaded at:
You can also stream them by year
2016 – a show of fear and fright
2015 part one of fear and fright and part two the all souls grave edition
2014 part one of halloween monsters and part two the songs of the dead
So, get your haunting mosh on all day long and thanks for supporting @MPHnoise and KRA this allhallowtide season
#MonsterPumpkinHeaviness ’18 pt 2 the Allhallowtide / Samhain extravaganza returns tonight, Sunday 28 October 2018 at 7PM USCDT on KAOS Radio Austin with Devils, Demons & Hellion Beasts. Get your monster mosh on with Lonewolf, Iced Earth, Judas Priest, Primal Fear, Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Testament, Dew-Scented, Hypocrisy, Edge of Sanity, Opeth, Hybrid Sheep, Dyscarnate, Autopsy, Darkane, Desecrate, Worth Dying For, Empirine, Skinlab an more, plus some history of Wicca and how to get involved with those who celebrate Samhain at atcwicca.org Don’t forget to follow @MPHnoise on your fave SocNet so you don’t end up missing pure headbanging, and check out past episodes in the archive at mixcloud.com/MPHnoise and mphnoiseradio.podomatic.com
So get your pumpkin metal punk and hardcore on Sunday night for part two of the fifth anniv of #MonsterPumpkinHeaviness
#MonsterPumpkinHeaviness ’18 pt 1 the Allhallowtide / Samhain extravaganza returns tonight, Sunday 21 October 2018 at 7PM USCDT on KAOS Radio Austin with all the Witches, Wolves & Zombies you can handle Get your monster mosh on with White Zombie, Warpstone, Savatage, Cathedral, Merciful Fate, Conception, Death, Mortification, Broken Hope, Soilent Green, Dehydrated, Revocation, Gojira, Circle Spectre Haunting, Epistasis, Amon Amarth, Kreator, In Flames, Unearth, Feared, the Hudson Horror, Type O Negative an more, plus some history on tricks or treats and how you can get involved with UNICEF for the holiday.
So get your pumpkin metal punk and hardcore on Sunday night for part One of the fifth anniv of #MonsterPumpkinHeaviness
It is with huge sadness that on Friday morning I discovered that ALTITUDE host and all-round creative force MODAL ROBERTS sadly passed away on the evening of Wednesday 19 September 2018 following a battle with cancer.
In a statement on her Facebook page his tremendous daughter Catherine announced:
“After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two months ago, on 19th September at 5.10pm my dad Philip Reid Roberts sadly passed away. Thank you so much to everyone who has been so kind and supportive during such a difficult time.
Funeral arrangements are currently being made so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like this information or if you have any further questions. I would also really love to hear from any of you who knew my dad so that we can share the memories we have with him.
My dad fought his cancer with bravery, positivity and determination and passed away in a comfortable and peaceful environment without any pain.”
A fund to make donations to is set to be arranged very soon and once we have details we shall be posting links here.
MODAL came on board at KAOS in late 2014 with his ALTITUDE radio show and regularly produced shows right up to early this year when he delivered an incredible tribute of his own to Mark E. Smith of The Fall with episode 95. In the meantime he was also running and working on his own label ALTITUDE RECORDS while releasing his first album last year entitled “Rapture” following a number of releases on German Shepherd Records including the excellent “Disco Pharm” EP.
In addition to his solo exploits he was busy running Alt-Karaoke events and piecing together his The Velvet Afterlife project, a piece of music theatre based on Lou Reed and Nico reuniting in heaven. Also he was well known for being a member of Marc Riley With The Creepers in the 80s, the infamous mid career vehicle for the man nicknamed “Lard” that began his life playing in The Fall, became a BBC Radio One morning DJ before ending up a mainstay at 6music.
In tribute to MODAL here at KAOS there are plans for both THE TINDER DIARIES and SOUNDTRACK TO INFINITY to dedicate shows to the great man, not least as he was the person that introduced both Jason and Brad to the station, as well as plans to re-run some old episodes of ALTITUDE in the schedule and generally sprinkle his work and material into various shows including THE LIMEY, EMBRACE THE RANDOM and CHUNKS.
Other tributes have included this from his old label German Shepherd Records that is donating any coming proceeds from MODAL ROBERTS back catalogue sales to Cancer Research:
Following from the last episode and my Last FM year-end chart for 2017, please find attached THE TINDER DIARIES #19 – BORDERS OF SALT counting down my Top 14 tracks for the first six months of 2018. Now this is the stuff that makes me feel like a proper DJ, like Casey Kasem or something.
So what have I been listening to this year, this year of turmoil? So soundtracking job interviews and days spent home alone I’ve been listening to Black Flag, The Breeders, Crass, Mudhoney, Prophets Of Rage, Public Image Limited, Sebadoh and Tom Waits. Lots of modern and new stuff then……
Its actually a pretty good bunch of songs. But then again so was the last lot.
The shows airs this Thursday 27 September 2018 at 5PM Austin and 11PM London with regular repeats rolling out sporadically going forward.