Each week GIMME RADIO publishes its GIMME METAL chart listing the top 40 tracks played on the station for the week. Already the best metal discovery service online, the GIMME METAL chart is a powerful tool for listeners, labels, and artists for staying up to date on the best new metal released by established greats and up-and-coming underdogs, all handpicked by GIMME’s knowledgeable DJ roster and editorial team.
GIMME METAL Top 40 Chart – May 15th, 2020:
1. Shards Of Humanity – “Moths Of Zeta”
2. Alkymist – “The Dead”
3. Sweven – “By Virtue Of A Promise”
4. Exocrine – “Maelstrom”
5. Behold…The Arctopus – “Blessing In Disgust”
6. High Priestess – “The Hourglass”
7. Icon Of Phobos – “Detriment And Dominance”
8. Ashtar – “Aeolus”
9. Fit For An Autopsy – “Fear Tomorrow”
10. Helfró – “Eldhjarta”
Click HERE for the full Top 40 list.
Upcoming Shows on GIMME:
Naglfar: Guest DJ Special Premieres Friday, May 15th at 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST – Formed in 1992, Umeå, Sweden’s black metal nihilists Naglfar were quite prolific. It’s been a long, eight year stretch between releases, but they’ve returned from their respite ferocious as ever with their seventh studio album, Cerecloth. Welcome Naglfar for a guest DJ special today.
Magic Circle: Gimme Relief DJ Special, Sabbath Sabbatical – Live Black Sabbath Rarities Premieres Saturday, May 16th at 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST – It’s a Sabbath Sabbatical! On their third LP, Departed Souls (20 Buck Spin), Magic Circle presents an expansive hard rock vision, adorning their signature doom with seamless psych and prog ornamentation. A year after his first DJ special on GIMME, guitarist Chris Corry and bassist Justin De Tore return with a very special mission: two hours of rare/live Black Sabbath! They’re as big fans as they come, so expect some deep digs and play-by-play through all Sabbath eras!
Celebrate Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday With Bob Hannam On Sonic Infusion: Saturday, May 16th, at 2:00pm PST / 5:00pm EST – Our Sabbath Sabbatical continues as Bob Hannam pays birthday tribute to Ronnie James Dio! Bob will talk to Wendy Dio, and count down best RJD tracks as voted by the listeners!
Horisont: Gimme Relief DJ Special Premieres Monday, May 18th, at 8:00am PST / 11:00am EST – Big of moustache and tight of trouser, Horisont drink from the bottomless wellspring of inspiration that’s been bubbling up through the layers of time since the birth of the blues – or Blue Öyster Cult at the very least. Over a decade of songwriting workmanship comes to a head, with sixth album, Sudden Death, supercharging their mountainous ascent in an immediate explosion of rich and intricately created songs, its conception an artfully crafted three-year labor of love. Tune in for Horisont’s special on Monday, May 18th and please utilize the tip jar that will be available to donate directly to the band while touring has been interrupted due to the pandemic. Sudden Death will see release on Century Media Records May 15th.
A.A. Nemtheanga of Primordial: Gimme Relief DJ Special Premieres Thursday, May 21st at 8:00am PST / 11:00am EST – Formed in 1987, Ireland’s Primordial hit the metal world with their blasted concoction of black metal, doom, and Celtic roots music, well on display over their sprawling eight LP discography (the latest being 2018’s Exile Among The Ruins on Metal Blade). Vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga has fronted the group since 1993 and checks in with a killer guest DJ spot May 21st.
Matt Harvey of Gruesome/Exhumed: Gimme Relief DJ Special Premieres Friday, May 22nd at 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST – Matt Harvey is back in the guest DJ chair again, this time to promote the new split 10″ EP Twisted Horror with his two bands, Gruesome and Exhumed, out on Relapse June 5th. Don’t miss it!
5/25 Omega Infinity
5/26 Jake from Aether Realm on The Slaughterhouse
5/28 Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records
5/29 Michael Berdan from Uniform
6/05 Abysmal Dawn
6/19 Grave Digger
6/22 Unspeakable Ax label special
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About GIMME RADIO:
Founded by digital music veterans from Apple Music, Google Play, Beats Music and Napster, GIMME RADIO builds highly engaged communities for the passionate fan on a genre-by-genre basis. The company launched its first community in June of 2017: the world’s first 24/7 metal-focused service. Fans tune in to hear world class DJs playing metal they can’t hear anywhere else – for free. And GIMME RADIO allows the fans and the DJs/artists to communicate directly with one another in a live feed, real time, as the music is being played. Its roster of 70-plus DJs includes Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Jessica Pimentel, star of Orange Is The New Black, and Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God among many others.