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Best metal of 2007

2008-03-01 16:03:25 by InsaneSmilie

Well after going through loads of playlists I finally maneged to compile a list of WUMLs best metal of 2007 (bast off both DJ charts and CMJ charts) Surprisingly our top album this year was Dethklok The Dethalbum, It was on our racks for 3 mouths before our directors decided it was too mainstream for our station. Honestly though, if a band tops the CMJ load rock charts 4 weeks in a row, and has their own TV show, they don't need our support, so that has been omitted from this list.

#1 - Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
A master piece, Dream Theater does it again, Dream Theater was the band who started the whole progressive metal movement back in the late 80's, yes they've been around that long. The most talented band probably ever, and this is their new album. Best songs include Prophets Of War, Forsaken, and Constant Motion. Dream Theater is number 1 on our top metal of 2007.

#2 - Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon
Just about the most epic album of the year, Iced Earth begins the something wicked saga originally introduced in their first album something wicked comes this way. The whole album is continues story about the Setians and their conflict with human kind. The story the story has many parallels to real history making it a chilling insightful story. Iced Earth has not lost their touch though this album still rocks out hard. Best track include Ten Thousand Strong, Setian Massacre, and Retribution Through The Ages.

#3 - Heaven and Hell - Live In Radio City
Heaven and Hell, Ronnie James Dio and Tony Iommi, need I say more. It's any metal heads dream band, sure it's old school but it still heavy and amazing. Recorded at their concert in radio city (that sold out in minutes mind, Sabbath Fans will love. Best Tracks include The Mob Rules, Neon Knights, and Children of the Sea.

#4 - Kamelot - Ghost Opera
Melodic hardcore goodness, Kahn will seduce your mind with his powerful enchanting vocals, topped off by Tohmas's sweeping arpagio and power choards on the guitar will give you physiological orgasm. Get ready to be blown away by this masterful montage of metal that breaks away form the traditional style. Best songs include The Human Stain, Ghost Opera, and Up Through The Ashes.

#5 - Ministry - The Last Sucker
Hate Bush, Love Ministry, One of the most hard core Industrial/Death metal in the country. Whats better than music about government conspiracies, best ministry album yet. Best Tracks include Death & Destruction, Let's Go, and Roadhouse Blues.

#6 - Megadeth - That One Night (live album)

#7 - Nightwish - Dark Passion Play

#8 - Down - III Over the Under

#9 - Symphony X - Paradise Lost

#10 - Within Temptation - The Heart Of Everything

As for 2008 Lizzy Borden currently holds position 1 with Appointment with Death but the years just started so who knows what will come up. We are expecting the new In Flames album soon and Iced Earth will releasing another album this summer (we'll see if it can compete with Framing Armageddon)

To listen:
WUML broadcasts at 91.5 FM in Northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire as well as online at WUML.org. The Demon's Opera starts 10PM and goes till midnight. A podcast will also be available here after the show as well. For more information be sure to check out our show space page, and be sure to tune in.

Below a picture of Dream Theater's new album cover Systematic Chaos

Best metal of 2007


Nightwish Interview

2007-10-19 16:27:34 by InsaneSmilie

IT IS CONFIRMED, we have an interview with legendary symphonic metal band Nightwish, Tuesday October 23! That's right, the European phenomena, on WUML. Be sure to tune in to hear all the stories behind their new Album, and about their new new lead singer Anette Olzon, straight from the band members themselves. So be sure to tune in Tuesday October 23 to the Demon's Opera, on WUML Lowell 91.5FM.

If you have any questions you want us to ask the band during the interview post them here before the date of the interview, and we'll be sure to get them in. And don't forget to catch them on tour.

To listen:
WUML broadcasts at 91.5 FM in Northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire as well as online at WUML.org. The Demon's Opera starts 10PM and goes till midnight. A podcast will also be available here after the show as well. For more information be sure to check out our show space page, and be sure to tune in.



The fall season has started at WUML and The Demon's Opera is locked in on this time slot (Tuesday 10-midnight) and set for the next two years possibly longer. For those not familiar with us WUML Lowell 91.5 is one of the largest underground radio stations in America, broadcasting in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire and online at wuml.org. The Demon's Opera is a successful progressive metal show on WUML hosted by yours truly. Thanks to our awesome promotions director, RC, we just got a ton of new tickets. We'll be giving away two tickets next Thursday (9/18) to see Drowning pool at Middle East in Cambridge the 24th, we also got two tickets to see Sonata Arctica we'll be giving away the fallowing week. So be sure to tune in. Check our myspace page for more info on ticket give-aways.

In Station news, our fallout shelter (live sounds studio) is now up and running which means we can start hosting live bands. We also have a great schedule of shows set up this season, with everything for jazz to heavy metal to indie rock to electronica. Also we are always looking for new underground artists of all different genres, so if your an artist looking to promote your music and want to tap into our 22 million potential listeners send a promo CD to:
WUML (Genre) Director IE: WULM Metal Director or WUML RPM Director
1 University Ave.
Lowell MA 01854

or check us out online at WUML.org