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The Rock Train and its Extra Carriage – No tracks are too heavy…

Written by on 8th May 2013

Jeff-Hanneman-Slayer-RIPThis week The Rock Train goes on two journeys. Thursday at 8pm there is the standard show, packed with interviews, new music and jolly banter. The Thursday shows will continue to showcase the best of new rock and metal from unsigned as well as international artists plus interviews with special guests.

Then on Friday at 8pm behold the debut of the new show,  The Rock Train Extra Carriage. The new show is still presented by Mark and Kev and in time will feature some local guest presenters drawn from the world of Lincoln’s music scene. The Extra Carriage will offer a look back at rock’s vast back catalogue, festival features, local bands and acoustic sessions. There will also be extended versions of some of the more in-depth interviews.

So just a couple of days before we recorded Thursday’s show we were devastated along with music fans around the world to learn of the death of influential musician and writer Jeff Hannerman, guitarist and driving force behind the legendary band Slayer. Thursday’s show opens with Raining Blood by Slayer in tribute. We will feature a full Rock Train tribute to Jeff Hannerman and his contribution to the genre in a future Extra Carriage show over the summer.

Also in Thursday’s show we interview Homeless Hill, a band from georgia USA who we were introduced to by Lincoln based promoter Tom Brumpton.

We predict that this band can really take off and go places. Check out their website here for a quote they have used by Mark….

We also feature interviews with Swedish band Free fall and Derbyshire legends Hell, who Mark caught up with minutes before their homecoming spectacular show in Derby earlier this year.

As always on the show there is an assault of new music from a variety of bands big and small and we headline the show with the new single from Megadeth.

Sacred Mother Tongue at Hammerfest (photo courtesy of Shoot Plymouth)

Sacred Mother Tongue at Hammerfest (photo courtesy of Shoot Plymouth)

Friday at 8pm sees The Rock Train Extra Carriage’s debut with the concluding part of our roadtrip to North Wales where we covered the Hammerfest Festival. There are interviews and music from seven more bands all in various stages of sobriety, but all deadly serious about their music.

The last 20 minutes of Friday’s show contains a departure from standard Rock Train fare as we play a track from the legend that is Stevie Nicks who teamed up with the Foo Fighters to record a haunting song, ‘You Can’t Fix This’. This track was recorded at the uber-legendary Sound City studios where Fleetwood Mac recorded Rumours and virtually every great album ever made was recorded… maybe a topic for a future Extra Carriage show…….. We end the show with great British metal behemoths Saxon who we recently saw  play in Nottingham.

Kev and Mark

The Rock Train

Commander In Chief at Hammerfest (photo courtesy of Shoot Plymouth)

Commander In Chief at Hammerfest (photo courtesy of Shoot Plymouth)