Monday, January 28, 2019

Catch the new episode of "Fretz Undressed" this Thursday (Jan 31) at 6pm!

Catch the new episode of "Fretz Undressed" this Thursday (Jan 31) at 6pm! Shown RIGHT HERE on our Facebook page.
We are starting the Custom Guitar being made for our new Artist - Tommy Gibbons.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dust Bowl Metal Show Review Dec. 1st 2018 Joe's Grotto


RBJM Author
DBMS Local Metal Review.
December 1st 2018

There are many, many great metal bands in Arizona to many to list, but there are those that when on stage deliver an excruciating display of metal power. And on December 1st I witnessed one of those bands. I have written about bands in Arizona for over 5 years. But there are those that stand out with such power and impact that they to put it bluntly impress the hell out of me.
When I go to a show I want only 2 things from the performer’s.1.  Great music, and 2, the visual delivery of that music. Tonight was no exception. Steve the guitar player from Motive sent me a message offering me a place on their list with all the work I am doing for The Awareness Tours I do not have much time these days, but I have been waiting for these guys to release new music for years so I was not about to miss this monumental event.
Leaving my house I always bring a thumb drive so I can rehearse the new  2 IN THE CHEST  music any chance I get so this is what I did on the way to Joe’s Grotto. I arrived and sure enough I was on the list. Thank you Motive for doing this. I was greeted at the door by local guitarist Matthew Miller he was in a band called Deathgrip that I really enjoyed they of course are no longer together sad story. But he went on to combine forces with Gavin D. and Tommy G to for a new band called Untether and although I have not heard any new music from these guys I am sure it will be great.
So when I walked in the amazing Sectas was loading their gear on stage and if you’re from Arizona and don’t know this band you definitely don’t get out much that’s for sure. Christian is someone I call friend and brother. He is the singer guitar player in this 3 piece powerhouse band and they pulled off a killer show as always. I am always amazed at Christians finger work on the guitar he is one of the best lead player around in my opinion.  He has a few lead tracks on 2 IN THE CHEST’s Iron Smoke and Spit CD.
Next up was another powerful local metal band. Autumns End. These guys do not need an introduction at all they always deliver a powerful experience from any stage they perform on.
But tonight my focus was on the guys in MOTIVE. This was a moment I have been waiting for, for a very long time. And it was finally here. I always do what I can to support the local scene by buying some of their merch. I attempted to do that this time but like most bands they do not order 4 and 5 X shirts for us big boys. But I was told that they would be ordering me one and I anxiously await that day.
When these guys hit the stage I was chomping at the bit so to speak to hear the new sounds of the almighty MOTIVE. And when that first note hit, I was immediately hooked. By the end of their first song most of the people that were out on the smoking patio were right there front and center. They were now commanding a pretty large size crowd and all eyes were on this band. Screams irrupted after each song was finished, and it seemed it was to the amazement of the band themselves. They were as surprised as we were, or at least it seemed that way. Right about the 6th song or so I marched my ass to the merch table to buy a CD. Now mind you I already have their new music they sent it to me to spin on the radio show, but I just had to hear this music again ASAP.
MOTIVE was blazing full force through each song on the brand new record, and with each song brought a bigger crowd and louder screams. MOTIVE has reached a new height in the local Arizona metal scene on this night with their new CD. Each and every song delivers explosive enjoyment. 

If you remember when I started this review, I said I always listen to 2 IN THE CHEST’s new music whenever I am driving. Well this is the first time I have pulled the thumb drive and popped in a CD in a very long time. All the way home and all the way to and from work Sunday these songs were blasted through my audio system. MOTIVE has just entered my personal top ten for best metal bands in Arizona. This list is an Elite list, and you have to impress the hell out of me live to get on this list. Welcome MOTIVE to The Reverend Black Jack McBride’s top 10 Best Arizona metal bands.

This coming Saturday I will also be at Joe's Grotto for the final performance of another band in my top 10 THROW –LOGIC- . There will be a ton of bands I have not had the chance to see perform live before so this will be a great event.


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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Local hard rock metal review
February 3rd 2018
I do not get out to too many local shows these days as I was forced to get a full time job that scheduled me on weekends. This is why I am constantly looking for content writers, people that go to local shows and do a review of the performance of the local bands. I started to do that a few years ago getting the opinions of the attendees and looking at the professionalism of the bands and members of those bands.

I feel it’s is important to give constructive criticism to our awesome scene because this makes you work harder to become the best you can be. All to many times I go to shows and bands are performing that should not be performing yet. They should be in the rehearsal room banging their live show out practicing their music and delivery of that music a hell of a lot more.
Because I have a job on the weekends I have been unable to give these reviews, but Saturday February 3rd was a day I had to take off of work as well as a few day prior do to my mother passing away. So I decided to attend a couple venues this night to take in some of the locals once again.
First stop was the blooze bar to see the immortalized production show anti-valentines birthday bash. With 80D, Birth of Monsters, DeathRide, the dead beat hymns, and Two Bit Johnnies. I arrived in time to catch the 1st band Two Bit Johnnies. This band or at least 2 of the members seemed seasoned in their craft as I figured one of them was new to the band and it showed. Their music was very cool a bit rough and undefined but never the less very, very cool. I was very entertained by this band. A few more months in the rehearsal studio and this band will be on point.
It was time to leave the blooze and get out to the CD release show for Sick Black Automatic at Joe’s Grotto. Bands on this bill were  Riot/Gear, Dierdre, Rocket 211, and Guardians and of course Sick Black Automatic.

When I arrived at Joe’s Grotto Dierdre was on stage. My first thought when walking in after being greeted by a ton of awesome love from several people, WOW! I have never had the opportunity to see this band perform and damn they were incredible. Another bad ass female fronted band. I immediately went over to the merch booth and gave them my card and asked them to send me some music so I could spin it on the show. I sure hope they do just that. I went outside on the smoking patio and talk about the love I have never given out so many handshakes and hugs from so many people. This scene like I always say is the best most loving scene anywhere in the US or anywhere for that matter.
When outside talking with the people I seen on the big screen that SBA was setting up the stage for their CD release performance. As soon as they hit the stage, and I don’t see this to very often most of the people on that patio went inside to take in what SBA had to offer.
Now mind you I have seen SBA several times and they kick ass every time But this time was a bit different there was a very explosive energy in this room that night and excitement for one of our local metal bands that you don’t see all too often. After the custom guitar builders Bad Boy Guitars gave Terry Babicz a brand new guitar and welcomed him to the Bad Boy Guitar family he strapped that guitar on and the SBA slayers got to work. This performance was by far the best performance they have ever done and I was right there in front of the stage cheering them on screaming as loud as I could support this amazing band. SBA you guys have come a long way in a short time and that did not come easy your dedication to your craft showed on this night. You guys get 2 full metal horns \m/ (“) \m/ awesome job guys keep it brutal and thank you for being part of the best hard rock metal scene right here in Arizona.
There was one more band to hit the stage but I had to rush back to the Blooze to see for the first time 80D and man I am glad I did. I have been trying to see these guys for a very long time and this was the night and because they were the last band to perform the drummer was freaking wasted and being as messed up as this guy was he knocked out a damn good set. these guys have been around for a long damn time and there music and deliver of that music shows. 80D is now entered into the list of favorites on the Dust Bowl Metal Show. Now they just need to get me some of that awesome music so I can spin it on the show. 80D you guys were freaking amazing and to close the night out with you was a treat after taking in an incredibly explosive performance from Sick Black Automatic I did not think I could handle any more badassery but you guys brought that shit. Awesome show and I hope to see you again really soon.
I would like to thank all the hard rock and metal bands in this incredible scene for always showing me so much love. You guys are the best.

-Reverend Black Jack McBride DJ of the dust bowl metal show and Singer Guitar player for the world’s only rustic outlaw southern rock n roll band 2 IN THE CHEST

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Please donate to the dust bowl metal show. Dedicated to the unsigned hard rock and metal bands for almost 5 years.

DBMS Was created to give local unsigned hard rock and metal bands a platform to get their music out to the world. In April 2013 an idea was created to bring a dedicated radio station to the Arizona unsigned hard rock and metal band.

In this day and age it is hard to have your music heard across the street let along the world. This is why DBMS was launched. For almost 5 years, this station and religiously dedicated time and a great deal of money. This platform was designed to give the bands a free platform to get that music out there. How does the radio station survive if it cost money to operate it? Well it comes out of the pocket of the Reverend the DJ of the dust bowl metal show. Sometime a few people stand out and donate to the show but those are far and few between.

Making the show a 24 hour station, broadcasting unsigned hard rock and metal bands all day every day takes money and without the help from the local scene the station will slowly fail. It takes a great deal of time and finances to keep a radio show with this type of platform running so we are asking for your help. Making a onetime donation would be a blessing but committing a monthly subscription would give us an edge at getting this music, your music heard worldwide. Right now the show broadcasts 1 day a week 3 hours. The podcast stays running all week long until the next show.

What we want to do is bring daily 5 hour show to you and the world. Step up and show your support for the only station dedicated to the unsigned hard rock and metal bands from Arizona the US and sometimes beyond.

Head over to the website and donate and or subscribe to make this not one the only station dedicated to the unsigned hard rock and metal bands, but the best radio station dedicated to the unsigned bands.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017


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Monday, December 11, 2017


30 Bands with be nominated by the fans and the fans will pick the top 10 for 2017.
Join The Dust Bowl Metal Show Group on FaceBook Here Add your favorite AZ hard rock and metal bands. Make sure you get those bands to send in their music because we need it if they are going to be in the top 10.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Arizona Metal Music Awards Saturday December 9th Club Red


Over 1,200 nominations...over 5,000 votes...only 12 winners!

The 1st Annual Arizona Metal Awards are coming to Club Red with your MC Walter Greggs of Soundphoria Media and Entertainment

Show up to see who wins:
*Album Art of the Year
*Album of the Year
*Best Black Metal Band
*Best Death Metal Band
*Best Female-Fronted Band
*Best Live Performance
*Best Live Produced Show
*Best Music Video
*Best New Artist
*Best Progressive Metal Band
*Best Thrash Metal Band
*Single/EP of the Year

With special performances by Arizona act The Chemical Clownz and an out-of-state guest performance by Pickwick Commons
One of the 12 award winners will be holding an exclusive performance to celebrate their win.
Come and celebrate with your friends a night of Arizona heavy metal \m/

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Empire of Dezire's 3 original members hailed from Toledo, Ohio. The current lineup is Tulin Howey on Vocals, Ken Howey on guitar, Neal Harris on bass, Chris Howell on drums, and Norman House on keyboard They have since added another guitar player Jeremy Dasher. Their music can be best described as progressive metal with early influences from Dio to Doro.. Their last album release entitled PRIME... contains 7 songs and is available for download online, and as a CD hard copy. With an extensive original song list, they continue to write and will be releasing a new album later in the year. Stay watchful for their show dates. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

DUST BOWL METAL SHOW Dedicated to the unsigned hard rock and metal bands From ARIZONA the US and The world

Please Donate to Our friend and brother Nick (Flounder) was in a serious motorcycle accident.

Our friend and brother Nick (Flounder) was in a serious motorcycle accident.  He was on his way home when a drunk driver cut him off causing a collision.  He broke his Skull, Hand, Arm, Ribs, Jaw, Eye Sockets/Face, and lost a bunch of teeth as well.  He's lucky to be alive.

While we are all spending our holidays with family, he is laid up in the hospital thankful that he survived.  While his injuries are quite severe, he will recover but it's going to be a long road.  In the meantime, we are raising some money for him to cover living and medical expenses during his recovery as it will be quite some time before he can get back to work.

So I'm asking our friends to please contribute whatever amount you can to help our brother get through this difficult time. Click Here To Donate 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

2 IN THE CHEST the world’s only Rustic Outlaw Southern Hard Rock Band is searching for the next chapter of this amazing story. We need a Bass Player
1.            100% dedication to the vision
2.            Must have a job
3.            A reliable form of transportation.
4.            Absolutely no drinking or smoking 420 before a show. This is a family oriented band, and that is how we present ourselves. Tactful consumption after a show is fine.
5.            Visual learning of the bass lines is preferred; you will be given a CD and basic info on the songs to help you in the learning of them.
6.            Authentic old west clothing is an investment you will have to make. This shows the rest of the family your dedication. We do have a seamstress that might make your outfit for you, but you will need to buy all the materials.
7.            Bass Is provided so you do not need to relic yours.
8.            At this time rehearsals are during the day for part of the week and early evenings on weds.
9.            Rehearsal is on the west side of phoenix where the band is located.
If you are interested please get with us as soon as possible as we are heading back into the studio to record the second full length record.
For the Haters that will mock this post, come to a show sometime and gain a smile because there will be plenty of those to go around. Peace Love & 2 IN THE CHEST


Sunday 4:00pm to 7:00pm listen to the brand new CD release from Strip The Soul. One of Arizonas Best Metal Bands. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Inspired by many genres, main influences include Black Sabbath, Metallica, Pantera, Van Halen, Kingdom of Sorrow, Slayer, and Fear Factory.

Formed in early 2015 by vocalist Norm Carrier and drummer Greg Fleetwood, the structure and lyrical arsenal of the project began. Quickly joined by guitarist Brian Olliphant, bassist Jason Hobbs, and guitarist Terry Babicz, the metal onslaught began. Sick Black Automatic entered the Phoenix metal scene in March 2016.

Having played several shows in the valley, SBA has recorded their debut single, "Bleeding Out" which has been featured on the podcast Dustbowl Metal Show, and is on the DBMS compilation CD. November and December 2016 have the band recording their full length CD and will have an early 2017 release.

Friday, November 10, 2017


Abrasive. Chaotic. Experimental. Dead Swarm took this question to heart in the conception of their first EP, The Swarm is Coming..., released March 11, 2014. Founded in Phoenix, AZ at the start of 2013, Dead Swarm's approach to metal is dark and aggressive, influenced by the groove of Six Feet Under, Morbid Angel's raw aggression, the technicality of Death, and the driving guitar riffs of early Pig Destroyer. Featuring articulate gutteral lead vocals and a hard-hitting rhythm section, the thrashy death metal sound of Dead Swarm is matched by its unsettling lyrical themes--influenced by psychological horror films, ghost stories, and portrayals of human capacity for evil.

Lead vocalist and bassist, Rick Fowler was the frontman of Los Angeles death metal band Inhuman Visions alongside former bandmate Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn, Bereft), supporting national bands like Death, Testament, Emperor, Nile, The Haunted, Jungle Rot, Malevolent Creation, and Morbid Angel. After a 1-year recruitment process, Dead Swarm added drummer Javad Beg (ex-Dirt Over Lime) and two fresh faces on the scene: Jeremy Tindell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Kyle Cockson (lead guitar).

Dead Swarm is currently recording a 2017 EP, showcasing locally, and touring regionally--tasked with reinventing and empowering the West Coast metal scene to rise up and swarm the masses. The band is currently in the active booking process seeking metal-friendly venues to continue showing their work and filling venues with key revenue-driving-demographic attendees.