The show will be called “The Crucible,” which is phat.
“The reason I came to NYC was to record the first installment of my radio show for Sirius/XM’s Liquid Metal channel,” Blythe revealed online. “That’s right, I have my own damn radio show now. My homeboy @JoseMangin (who has done a lot for lamb of god since the start) hit me up & said — ‘Um, dude, do you want a radio show?’ WHY NOT? I have decided to call my show THE CRUCIBLE.
“Besides being a fantastic play by Arthur Miller (and a container that holds Molten Metal), a crucible is defined as a difficult or trying experience, one that you come out of harder and more refined & more pure.”
“Sometimes life is like that — you have to step into the fire to burn away all the crap & and just take the pain that comes with it. It hurts, but if you want to be A BETTER PERSON, you face this stuff & forge yourself anew, PURER & HARDER.
“One thing that has always helped me through these times is MUSIC. So on my show, I’ll be playing songs by bands that have helped shape me into the man that I am today, that have gotten me through the rough shit. I’ll also be playing songs by newer artists I like, & I’ll be telling some stories about what all the tunes mean to me. Then, once every show if I can, I will interview a member of one of the bands I’ll be playing, & I’ll ask them about what their music means to them. Right now (due to scheduling & my uncertain future), the show will be once a month- I want to do it more often eventually, but right now I’m kinda busy & have a situation to settle.
“For my first guest, I wanted someone who has seen some hard times himself, who has gone through some brutal stuff & come out a better man. I needed a real-deal, no bullshit, highly respected & moral, yet hard-as nails motherfucker. I immediately thought of one dude. He’s a legend & a good friend of mine, so he came up to do my first show & KICK IT.”
I wonder who this mystery guest is? Seen hard times himself? Could it be Dave Brockie? One of the Testament dudes?