Lost in America
In this installment of the Shred Shack Podcast, your favorite heavy metal caballeros make up for lost time after skipping a week in podcasting by recording a three hour show. After starting things off with some old business regarding Slipknot, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, we take a look at the latest releases from Wicked Maraya, Khanus, Vektor, Polar, Dark End, Devildriver, Destruction, Toseland, Hatebreed, Seas of Wake, Kvelertak, Grand Magus and Formless. A ton of general, recording, touring and charting news is reviewed for several artists, with a particularly lengthly touring discussion. Pat and Reece from the New York side of things offer up the Top Ten Heavy Metal Songs About Space. For this week's Social Media Highlight segment, we give brief updates on Wasteland Rocks, Our World Below and Apothica before diving into Mata. From there, we discuss our experience seeing Tim "Ripper" Owens performing a mostly acoustic set at the Rock Box, backed and followed by San Antonio's own Jessikill. We follow that up with a discussion about our experience catching Jessikill a second time along with Forever Town, Seance and Worst Case Scenario. Our discussion for the week doubles as our Top Albums for the month of April 2016 as we further discuss our feelings on the latest from Otep, Deftones, Zakk Wylde, Vision of Atlantis, Rob Zombie, Darkestrah, Sig.Ar.Tyr and Aborted.