Smash the Mic Episode 010 – So Angry You Could Party

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Smash the Mic hits double figures this week! To celebrate, Mark and Psy review the new releases from the viral Japanese “Metal Idol” group Babymetal, French black metal band Plebeian Grandstand and German post-rock(ish) outfit Long Distance Calling. Psy also talks about the long-awaited Instructions by Heck and in the news this week are updates from Rammstein, MetallicaTool and Volbeat , plus some sad news from the Sockweb camp. We also round out the podcast with a lengthy discussion on catharsis in metal and our favourite cathartic albums.

Download here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B239CyRmJLdKR080eEpkZUtFQTA

Bands discussed:
Babymetal Facebook. New album Metal Resistance out now. Spotify.
Plebeian Grandstand – Facebook. New album False Highs, True Lows out now. Bandcamp.
Long Distance Calling – Facebook. New album Trips out April 29th. Website.
Heck – Facebook. New album Instructions out now. Website.

Topics discussed:
Rammstein sues German government

Sockweb’s Adam Young arrested

Metallica album “mostly done”

Tool album has “only a couple of shorter songs left to write”

New Volbeat song “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”

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