Metal Academy Radio Playlist Suggestions - The Pit Edition

First Post August 24, 2020 04:25 AM

So I'm sure you're probably aware that we've been trialing a new concept through our Metal Academy Radio Spotify playlists recently, right? Well some of our regular contributors & I have been discussing the idea of our clan members making a contribution to the monthly playlists by making recommendations on tracks for inclusion. To make it a true playlist, we'd encourage you to stick predominantly to your favourite tracks from releases you listen to across the course of each month rather than something you enjoyed some time ago as this will make the tracklistings somewhat of a reflection of our member's current playlists which was always our long-term intention. It can be new, old, classic or underground... whatever you happen to be digging at the time as long as it fits in with the clan's designated subgenres. At this stage we're going with a policy of only members of the associated clan being eligible to make submissions for the relevant playlists so that they're a truly clan-based undertaking.

So please treat this thread as your opportunity to contribute guys. We need to make sure that these playlists offer a broad cross-section of the clan's musical footprint so we can't promise that everything will make the final cut but let's see what ya got!

September 01, 2020 09:08 AM

Sonny, Ben, Vinny, Chris... got any suggestions for the September The Pit playlist (max three each)?

September 01, 2020 06:16 PM

Vektor Forests of Legend

Sepultura Dead Embryonic Cells

Metallica Whiskey in the Jar

September 01, 2020 06:33 PM

Demolition Hammer - Carnivorous Obsession from Epidemic of Violence (1992)

Machine Head - Imperium from Through the Ashes of Empires (2003)

Exumer - Shadows of the Past from Rising from the Sea (1987)

The Fallen The Horde The North The Pit
September 03, 2020 06:05 AM

Anacrusis - Sound the Alarm from Screams and Whispers (1993)

Morbid Saint - Assassin from Spectrum of Death (1990)

Grip Inc. - Hostage to Heaven from Power of Inner Strength (1995)

September 19, 2020 07:07 AM

Nocturnal - Merciless Murder from Arrival of the Carnivore (2005)

Rigor Mortis - Re-animator from Rigor Mortis (1988)

Devastation - Deliver the Suffering from Idolatry (1991)

September 23, 2020 12:58 PM

Calling for late submissions for the October “The Pit” playlist. Anyone yet to make their nominations?

The Fallen The Horde The North The Pit
September 23, 2020 10:27 PM

1. Morbid Saint - Assassin from Spectrum of Death (1990)

2. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor from This Godless Endeavor (2005)

3. Coroner - Divine Step from Mental Vortex (1991)

September 28, 2020 09:58 PM

Thanks for your contributions gentlemen. I've just completed the October playlist & it's looking particularly awesome if I do say so myself. 

October 11, 2020 09:36 PM

Please get your submissions in by 15th October if you want them considered for inclusion in the November playlist (maximum three each). And remember, there are five subgenres covered by The Pit:

Classic thrash metal

Technical thrash metal

Crossover thrash

Groove metal

Speed metal

The Fallen The Horde The North The Pit
October 12, 2020 02:44 AM

I'd love to offer more  in the way of Groove Metal and Crossover Thrash, but I'm really very inexperienced beyond the obvious.

  1. Iron Angel - Sinner 666 from Hellish Crossfire (1985)
  2. Testament - Disciples of the Watch from The New Order (1988)
  3. Sadus - Certain Death from Illusions aka Chemical Exposure (1988)
October 12, 2020 07:36 AM

Ghoul - Word Is Law from Dungeon Bastards (2016)

Municipal Waste - Headbanger Face Rip from The Art of Partying (2007)

Power Trip - Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe) from Nightmare Logic (2017)

October 13, 2020 06:40 PM

Onslaught -  Angels of Death  from Power From Hell (1985)

Razor - Hypertension from Violent Restitution (1988)

Megadeth -  Liar from So Far, So Good... So What! (1988)

Sorry Daniel but I'm not massively into tech thrash or speed metal, I've not listened to enough crossover thrash to be any kind of authority and I'm not even sure I know what groove metal is other than Pantera are supposed to be one of the best and I can't do with them, so it's classic thrash all the way for me! Feel free to ignore any or all suggestions if quotas are full.

November 11, 2020 07:02 PM

Suggestions for December:

Slaughter - Incinerator - Surrender or Die EP (1985). Unfortunately the version from Strappado isn't available on Spotify.

Sacrilege B.C. - Fun With Napalm - Party With God (1986)

Razor - Deathrace - Executioner's Song (1985)

November 14, 2020 02:40 PM

Hirax - Flesh & Blood from El Rostro de la Muerte (2009)

Nekromantheon - Cast Down To The Void from Rise, Vulcan Spectre (2019)

S.O.D. - Kill Yourself from Speak English Or Die (1985)

December 13, 2020 02:22 PM

January suggestions:

HeXen: Gas Chamber from State of Insurgency (2008)

Blood Tsunami: One Step Closer to the Grave from Grand Feast for Vultures (2009)

Slayer: Chemical Warfare from Haunting the Chapel EP (1984) (Spotify: Live Undead / Haunting the Chapel)

February 14, 2021 09:10 AM

Pantera - By Demons Be Driven from Vulgar Display of Power (1992)

Evile - Thrasher from Enter The Grave (2007)

Nuclear Assault - Critical Mass from Handle With Care (1989)

February 26, 2021 09:42 PM

We'll go with a maximum of five monthly The Pit playlist submissions each moving forwards guys.

March 03, 2021 08:19 PM

Hi Daniel, Instead of the playlist submissions being by number of tracks, have you considered asking clan members to make submissions by time duration? For example, allot each member fifteen or twenty minutes (or whatever) of playlist time and ask for submissions totalling that duration. Just an idea - I could easily make five tracks last an hour or more!!

March 03, 2021 11:48 PM

Yeah I was only considering that option a couple of days ago to be honest. I think that option has some advantages as well as introducing some additional challenges. I might open the topic up to the whole membership group & see what everyone thinks.

March 07, 2021 12:26 PM

Dark Angel - Pain's Intervention, Madness from Time Does Not Heal (1991)

Megadeth - Poisonous Shadows from Dystopia (2016)

Slayer - Mr. Freeze from Undisputed Attitude (1996)

Sacred Reich - Death Squad from Ignorance (1987)

Gama Bomb - Ninja Untouchables/Untouchable Glory from Untouchable Glory (2015)

March 14, 2021 01:58 PM

My submissions for April's playlist:

Anthrax - Got the Time from Persistence of Time (1990)
Crucified Mortals - Behind the Lurid Mask from Psalms of the Dead Choir (2016)
Merciless - Denied Birth from The Awakening  (1990)
Onslaught - Demoniac from The Force (1986)
Wraith - War of Aggression from Absolute Power (2019)

April 01, 2021 07:53 PM

This month's criteria for The Pit playlist submissions is as follows: 24 min each clan member, no track limits

April 02, 2021 11:05 AM

For May - 

Reactory - Enemy from Collapse to Come (2020) - 04:16

Black Fast - The Keep from Terms of Surrender (2015) - 05:50

Warpath - W.M.D. from Damnation (2008) - 03:56

Warbeast - It from War of the Gargantuas (split with Phil Anselmo & The Illegals) (2013) - 04:29

Hypnosia - Extreme Hatred from Extreme Hatred (2000) - 04:06