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Heavier Than Metal


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”
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Heavier than Metal tonight from 9pm

    Chris here… hoping you can join me tonight for another 2 hours of rock and metal here on Heavier than Metal , tonight  featuring new tracks from Machine Head, Dark Funeral,Sabaton, Mad Hatters Den, plus Gojira, In This Moment, Whitechapel,Gandalf’s Fist, Of Mice & Men – From 9pm tonight  

Heavier than Metal tonight from 9pm

Tune in on Friday night from 9-11 on Alive 107.3fm for a chance to get your hands on some of these goodies including tickets to Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Round 2 Heat 2 in Ivory Blacks on March 18th from Centrilia. Chris and Darren would like to thank the boys for their generosity.

Darren flies solo tonight

Join our new boy Darren Andrews (left) as he flies solo for the first time on Heavier than Metal on air right now on 107.3 in Dumfries and worldwide .

This Winter on Heavier Than Metal

Wow – where does time go ??? Hoping you have had a busy summer and enjoyed all the festivals. Highlight of my year was LES FEST which has re branded and re launched as WILDFIRE FESTIVAL , a festival Heavier than metal feels privileged to be associated with, from small acorns as they say…. This […]

What’s on Heavier Than Metal this Spring ?

        Hoping you are all keeping well and thanks for your amazing support – always great to have you on board. Here’s the line up for the next few weeks FRIDAY 28th MARCH – It’s a 3 hour BLOODSTOCK SPECIAL – with more metal than you can shake a stick at – […]

This Friday 7th Feb @9pm

The Battle of the Rock Titans as friend, Aventus guitarist and general godfather of rock Mr Sean Whittaker joins Chris Walker for – The Clash of the Rock Titans  Chris’s top 10 vs Sean’s top 10 – expect some classic rock from these two as they battle head to head for your votes. Join the […]

What’s on Heavier Than Metal in the New Year

Happy New year to you all – hoping you all had an amazing time. Just to let you know what’s on and when over the next few months: Friday 17th January – METAL FESTIVAL UPDATE – all the latest from UK and International festivals in 2014 – some big names and some you may never […]

What’s on Heavier Than Metal this Winter

Welcome all – hoping this update finds you fit and well. It’s been a busy Autumn with some more amazing finds of bands from all over the world. We’ve played metal bands from all around the world over the past few months with some amazing finds. Don’t worry they all come together in a very […]

What’s on Heavier Than Metal this Autumn

Heavier Than Metal sponsored by AMEDIA CYMBALS Many thanks to all of you that have tuned in over the Summer months to the show and to all of you who are regular contributors on the facebook page a huge thank you. You can join in the conversation every week by going to the Facebook page […]

What’s on Heavier Than Metal this Friday 12th July and beyond…

Back from an amazing 3 days at LES FEST with more interviews than you can shake a stick at I’ll be playing a selection of the bands that appeared at Scotland’s premier Metal and Rock festival plus new tracks from Orphaned Land and Children of Bodom. To get the latest on all things Les Fest […]

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  1. Looking forward to hearing Impavidus

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