Gallows, Slayer, Baroness + more on tonight's Metal Hammer Radio Show

The sun is out and it's Download this weekend, that's a recipe for a stupidly messy festival right there! And because we're bouncing around like overly excited children on fizzy pop and sherbet dib dabs, we're blasting out a ton of fun tunes on tonight's Hammer Radio Show.

And who starts a party harder than the chaos-loving Watford punks, Gallows? Nobody, that’s who. We’ve seen them do everything from getting tattooed onstage to squirting fire extinguishers into the crowd to smashing their own faces open – so tonight we honour them by playing the best of their debut album. Altogether now… “MY NAME IS CASANOVA!”

But the fun doesn’t stop there, we’re spinning some of our favourites from Upon A Burning Body, Vista Chino, Helmet, A Perfect Circle, Mr Bungle, Baroness, Slayer and Skyharbor.

Of course as well as three hours of kick-ass music, we’re talking about one of the greatest TV shows of all time – Game Of Thrones… Well actually, we’re talking about A Song Of Ice And Fire, and how George RR Martin has suggested that the series might end up with eight novels instead of the planned seven.

This got us thinking… which band do you wish had made just once more album?

Tune in to Team Rock Radio online or on DAB tonight at 9pm.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.