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metal programs (these are Pacific Times) Mosh Pit (Madison, WI): Monday night 9:30pm12am WORT 89.9 fm www.wortfm.org

The childhood memories and subconscious of RAM is filled with a 24/7 prime time, big time Judas Priest-Mercyful Fate constant rotation of anthems. What is big heavy metal? RAM is big heavy metal! Huge, catchy riffs straight from the Tipton/Downing and the Shermann/Denner schools of guitar mastery, with a sound to match. It’s for those of you that live for the classics of the genre: Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate. The album sounds catchy from the moment it comes on because that’s exactly how RAM works. You want the big tunes? Come and get it, it’s hot and ready for headbanging all day, every day.

Sweet Nightmares (Houston, TX): Thursday night 9pm-12am KPFT 90.1 fm www.kpft.org Excuse All the Blood (Olympia, WA): Friday night 11pm-1am www.kaosradio.org Metal Shop (Seattle, WA): Saturday 11pm3am KISW 99.9fm www.kisw.com — RAM Svbversvm Metal Blade release: 30 October 2015 RAM will make you think that they have, through the power of spells and magic, channeled the spirit of “Don’t Break the Oath” and “British Steel” into their album. This thing rolls out with “Return of the Iron Tyrant,” which is so good to make you wonder if they ate up the whole pie on the first song and now there’s no way that the rest of the album can be good. If you run of juice at the beginning, how can the action continue, right?

What about the vocals? There are shades of the young and the mature Rob Halford, some of the twisted King Diamond vocalizing, but overall RAM sounds like RAM. After a bunch of listens, I’m convinced. I had my doubts about this album, about RAM. I don’t have doubts anymore.

Wrong! I thought these cowboys had fumbled the ball and shot themselves on the foot. Then, they ride out with the second song “Eyes of the Night” and they are back on the horse. I see, things are about to get interesting. Game on, RAM. We can’t get along, let’s get it on.

The band makes its intentions clear: “RAM was created back in '99 by Harry Granroth, who wanted to form a real heavy metal band; he was sick of the misinterpretation of metal that ruled the scene back then and had a pile of material that he wanted to bring to life. He soon found Daniel

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