Heavier than Metal

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Two hours of Heavy Metal and Rock from around the World with featured bands, album reviews, a weekly quiz and an up to date weekly gig guide.

Chris Walker
Chris is a local hotelier who has lived and worked in Dumfries and Galloway for the past 25 years.  A once regular face on Border TV he hosted his own cookery show “Spoon with a view” in the early 90’s.  He is a keen Sea Kayaker and drummer.A regular gig and festival goer he admits that he doesn’t fall into the stereotypical metal fan category and was once mistaken for the bus driver when returning with fellow metal fans from the Hellfest rock festival in France. ” I’m a huge believer in never judge a sausage by its skin”

Darren Andrews
Darren Andrews is a local teacher who is a regular attendee at local and national gigs as well as rock and metal festivals, Darren , along with Chris, help promote bands and festivals through local events in Dumfries as well as other places in Scotland and Britain. Notably Wildfire, Heavy Scotland, Rockmantic, SOS, Hard Rock Hell, Winterstorm and Seven Sins Festival.

Darren likes various genres of rock and metal from AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Cult, Guns N Roses, WASP, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Lawnmower Deth, Mac Lads, Sisters of Mercy, Rob Zombie, Black Spiders to name a few.

Darren loves to discover new bands and plays bands he has only heard of the week before his show!

Listen Again to Chris and Darren’s latest show:


  • Friday - 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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    1. Shoutout for Sam and Paul listening in Larkhall. Big fan of Rob Crosbie and his comedy!!!

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