Thursday, December 24, 2009

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 12-23-09

Thanks to all who visited THE ASYLUM yesterday, here's the playlist:

  1. Kidnap The Sandy Claws by Korn
  2. Snow Blind by Ace Frehley
  3. Swiss Colony Beef Log by Eric Cartman
  4. It Snows In Hell by Lordi
  5. Dream Warriors by Dokken
  6. Yellin' At The Xmas Tree by Billy Idol
  7. A World So Cold by Mudvayne
  8. Psycho Holiday by Pantera
  9. Naughty Naughty Christmas by Danger Danger
  10. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by U2
  11. To Whom It May Concern by Creed
  12. Mary's Boy Child by Tony Orlando & Dawn
  13. Keep The Faith by Bon Jovi
  14. A Soul In Exile by DesDemon
  15. Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) by Shinedown
  16. Home Again by Queensryche
  17. For Whom The Bell Tolls [Live} by Metallica
  18. Jingle Bombs by Achmed the Dead Terrorist feat. Jeff Dunham and Guitar Guy
  19. Little Willy by The Sweet
  20. Martyr No More by Fozzy
  21. Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 by Trans Siberian Orchestra
  22. Shut Up And Dance by Aerosmith
  23. Sweet Leaf [Live] by Black Sabbath
  24. Sexy Santa by Steel Panther
  25. Still Of The Night by Static-X
  26. Helpless by Diamond Head
  27. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy
  28. Dragula by Rob Zombie
  29. Sugar by System Of A Down
  30. Dominick The Donkey by Lou Monte
  31. Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days Of Christmas) by Twisted Sister
Remember to visit THE ASYLUM every Wednesday from 2-5PM EST on and send your requests to

Monday, December 21, 2009

DesDemon Has Awakened

In a community of music where everything is about labels it’s becoming harder to stand out.  I believe that it’s either rock or metal, but there are dozens upon dozens of sub-categories in both.  One such sub-category, power metal, usually gets overlooked because some feel that bands like Iron Maiden have perfected it.  In my years of being a fan of rock and metal I have come across bands that add their own unique touch in power metal and I continue to find more.  The latest being DesDemon, who take power metal and add melody into it along with hints of black metal.

Their current album “The Awakening” is without a doubt the beginning of a long career in the rock and metal world.  The powerful melodies and amazing guitar work puts them in a group with the likes of Kamelot and Nightwish but the addition of keyboards makes them stand out from the pack just a bit.  Normally seeing a keyboard in the list of instruments in a rock or metal band hints at a power ballad, but not in this case.  Nickolas Henroksen fits right in like a perfectly cut piece to a puzzle.  His work adds an extra bit of magic that helps to create a certain “haunting factor” into each track without placing the band into the realm of electronica.

To single out one track on this album to show the true ability that DesDemon has is simple, just hit the second track on the album and just wait to be blown away.  A Soul In Exile has everything from acoustic to pure power.  The way in which Mistress Tina’s vocals and Lord Metadox’s guitar work sync up together makes you think that this band has been around for years.  It’s obvious how well they know each other from just sound.  And mixing acoustic with power is something most bands shy away from yet this track is done so well it makes you wonder why others haven’t done so.

I also have to give them credit for their over 11-minute epic In The Absence Of Light that closes out the album.  In a time where the industry is about a quick hit along with how new they are the idea of an epic is something worth applauding.  It has a steady driving rhythm to it that keeps your attention throughout and the guitar solos are well placed to keep the song moving.  Not once during the track are you distracted by a unexpected or drastic change of pace or tempo.

For a first album DesDemon has surely proven that “The Awakening” is worth listening to from beginning to end.  They have talent and drive that can take them far.  If they keep going at this pace I’m sure it won’t be long before we see them side by side with some of the great melodic power metal bands.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rock N Roll Hall Of Shame Strikes Again

For those of you who missed THE ASYLUM this past week or haven't heard through the grapevine, the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame has truly earned the name Hall Of SHAME with their latest choice for induction.  It came out late Tuesday that KISS, who has been eligible for 10 years, was denied induction in favor of ABBA.  This has got everyone from the die-hard rock and metal fans to the casual music fan scratching their heads and wondering what the hell is going on.

The big problem here is a bunch of people with a "we know better" attitude are cashing in on the name Rock N Roll.  They are using that name as a general melting pot for EVERYTHING in the music industry and that's where they earn the use of SHAME instead of Fame because the whole thing is a big joke.  The fact that The Beatles are in a building alongside Madonna under the name of Rock N Roll has had me beyond words for some time because we all know the closest Madonna has gotten to Rock N Roll was having sex in the backseat of a moving vehicle.

Now if they building was called the American Museum of Music then many of us would have no problem whatsoever with a mash up of all genres under one roof.  A general name would make it easier to hear that Run-DMC or LL Cool J were going to be honored over a well established legendary rock band.  But there's no marketing in a generalized name so they continue to make a mockery of the name Rock N Roll by adding ABBA; a disco group from the 70s.  HELLO INDUCTION COMITTEE but there were fights in the streets during the 70s between fans of rock and fans of disco and inducting a DISCO group into a building the says ROCK N ROLL over it's front doors is not only a slap in the face to the genre and all the bands in the rock and metal world but it's a kick in the face to their fans as well.  Especially when disco DIED as soon as the 80s started.

I was recently reading through some thoughts Eddie Trunk had regarding this situation and the big thing that he's hearing is that most people figured ABBA got chosen for induction because a lot of the great rock and metal bands are already inducted.  THIS IS NOT THE CASE.  Here is a little list of rock and metal bands who are eligible but NOT in:
  • KISS
  • Bon Jovi
  • Judas Priest
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Iron Maiden
  • RUSH
  • YES
  • Alice Cooper
  • DIO
  • Def Leppard
That's just a few of the MAJOR rock and metal bands that are NOT in the H.O.F. and not even nominated for induction, except for KISS whose nomination this year was as successful to getting them inducted as not being on the ballot at all.

The H.O.F. made a big stink over opening an Annex here in the NY Area earlier this year only to announce earlier this month that said Annex wasn't working out financial and was being closed.  And this was a surprise?  Despite how much NY radio and MTV try to get the world to think that NY is a rap and hip-hop city the truth is NY is a rock and metal city to its core.  Whenever a rock or metal band play a venue here it SELLS OUT and does so quickly.  When Metallica announced earlier this year they'd play Madison Square Garden it sold out so fast they added a second date.  Iron Maiden consistently sells out Madison Square Garden everytime it's on their tour schedule so it was no surprise to me that the H.O.F. Annex was ignored by the NY people as we know how much of a sham it is.

WE AS FANS need to let these idiots ruining to name of Rock N Roll know that, as Twisted Sister sang; "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore!"  I urge all fans of rock and metal to boycott EVERYTHING about the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and to start bothering them to no end.  We should all call and e-mail them and tell them how disgusted we are and that they need to either change the name to something general or start putting in the rock and metal bands and artists that belong in there and kicking out the pop and rap and hip-hop so that it can be known as the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame instead of its current Rock N Roll Hall Of SHAME.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 12-16-09

Thanks to everyone who visited THE ASYLUM yesterday, but for those of you who missed it here is the playlist:

  1. Step Up by Drowning Pool
  2. Surrender [LIVE] by Cheap Trick
  3. Up Through The Ashes by Kamelot
  4. Sister Christian by Night Ranger
  5. The Lonely Jew On Christmas by Kyle Broslofski
  6. Moment Of Truth by Damageplan
  7. Don't Close Your Eyes by Kix
  8. Lady So Divine by Shinedown
  9. 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day
  10. Notorious by ODD ZERO
  11. Bad for Good by Meat Loaf
  12. Daddy's Falling Angel by In This Moment
  13. Danger Us by KISS
  14. Party All Day by Steel Panther
  15. Hump De Bump by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  16. My Kinda Girl by Chickenfoot
  17. Sahara by Nightwish
  18. The Lost Vikings by Dethklok
  19. Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison
  20. Blackened by Metallica
  21. Back In The USSR by The Beatles
  22. Blackened The U.S.S.R. by Beatallica
  23. Burn It To The Ground by Nickleback
  24. No Remorse by Motorhead
  25. You Don't Have To Be Old To Be Wise by Judas Priest
  26. Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult
  27. Stranger In A Strange Land by Iron Maiden
Remember to visit THE ASYLUM every Wednesday from 2-5PM EST on and send your questons, comments, and requests to

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

THE ASYLUM Is On Myspace

We move quickly at THE ASYLUM, maybe it's the meds we're on.

So if your on MySpace go to and add it to your friends list to become one of the lunatics and stayed updated on everything going on in THE ASYLUM.

THOR Web Radio Giving Away A VIP Membership

YES, you are reading correct. is saying thank you to our early listeners by giving away a 6-Month VIP Membership to LIVE365. And it's simple as hell to enter. All you gotta do is send an e-mail to and please one entry per e-mail address. THAT'S IT! Oh, and of course listen to

Thursday, December 10, 2009

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 12-09-09

THE ASYLUM had a very successful opening day, for you lunatics who missed it here is the playlists for the show:

  1. Bringing Back The Balls To Rock by Lordi
  2. Awakening by Arkaea
  3. Dark Nemesis by Zandelle
  4. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
  5. Madagascar by Guns N' Roses
  6. Alien Nation by Scorpions
  7. Secret Rulers (Of The World To Be) by Dame Fortune
  8. Seek & Destroy by Metallica
  9. Stealing My Heart by The Rolling Stones
  10. Fray by Staind
  11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
  12. The Art Of Shredding by Pantera
  13. The Last Goodbye by Black Label Society
  14. Kick Out The Jams by MC5
  15. Stitches by Orgy
  16. Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil
  17. Everything That Could Have Been by Kittie
  18. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  19. A Light In The Darkened World by Killswitch Engage
  20. Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody by David Lee Roth
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to listen to the premiere of THE ASYLUM on and remember to visit THE ASYLUM every Wednesday from 2-5PM EST.  And send your requests, comments, and questions to

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Testing Was Successful; THE ASYLUM Opens TOMORROW

Everything has been cleared and the inmates are ready as THE ASYLUM opens it's gates for the first time TOMORROW from 2-5PM EST on THOR Radio.  And we managed to sneak in a test run yesterday and by request here is the playlist from yesterdays test run.

  1. You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll by Twisted Sister
  2. Pinball Wizard by The Who
  3. Aerials by System Of A Down
  4. Tribute by Tenacious D
  5. I Dare You by Shinedown
  6. Ozone by Ace Frehley
  7. Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles
  8. Loosing My Grip by Hoobastank
  9. Polyamorous by Breaking Benjamin
  10. Cyberworld by Halford
  11. A Call For Blood [Live] by Hatebreed
  12. Back In The Saddle by Aerosmith
  13. The Days Are Just Packed by Dame Fortune
  14. Turn Up The Radio by Autograph
  15. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
  16. The Lumberjack by Jackyl
  17. Love You To Death by Kamelot
  18. The Final Cut by The Autumn Offering
  19. When I Come Around by Green Day
  20. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse by Dimmu Borgir
  21. The Day That Never Comes by Metallica
There you go, the playlist from my test run.  And remember to listen as THE ASYLUM opens it's doors tomorrow from 2-5PM EST on THOR Radio.  And send your requests, comments, suggestions or anything else to me at

Friday, December 4, 2009

Two Chances To Catch DesDemon LIVE

You have TWO chances coming up to see DesDemon LIVE!!

Saturday Dec 12
@ Barney McNabbs
600 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, New York 10701
No Remission
R230 Age Limit: 21+

The second is part of LiveNation:

Thursday Jan. 14th 2010
@ The Gramercy Theater
127 East 23rd Street, New York, New York 10010
Cost: 18.00
For tickets without and extra surcharge fees go to:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Return to the Airwaves

As most of you know I earned my rookie status as a DJ when I filled in for my brother Jay Scorpion on his show The Scorpion's Lair. And I enjoyed it, but with The Scorpion's Lair on hiatus I have an itch that needed scratching. Luckily that itch is getting scratched.

My friend The Sisco Kid, the best karaoke guy in NY, is starting up an internet radio station and yours truly will be a DJ. THOR web radio will be making it's official debut in January and will be broadcasting test runs all month starting next week.

And the crazy rolling rebel that I am will bring you to THE ASYLUM. Playing everything rock and metal and I mean EVERYTHING. From The Doors to Dimmu Borgir, Black Sabbath to Slayer, The Beatles to Beatallica and from indie bands as well. Keep your eyes open to all my sites for when I have a time slot worked out.

So get ready cause once your in THE ASYLUM there's no getting out.