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Tune In To WSOU This Labor Day Weekend For Some Deep Tracks From Your Favorite Modern Legends

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Growing up in the New York tri-state area, WSOU was hugely important to my metal development. I have distinct memories of forcing my classmates to turn our weight room clock radio to 89.5 FM and hearing tracks like Lamb of God’s “A Warning,” Darkane’s “Emanation of Fear,” and God Forbid’s “Divide My Destiny” for the first time. There was nothing more disappointing than those Sundays when the only true metal station in New York was replaced by church music or Russian polka or whatever.

So if you grew up like me and want to relive some glory days, tune into WSOU this Labor Day Weekend. The station will be playing a selection of deep tracks by some of the best bands from the last decade, as well as some modern tunes to showcase how the former influenced the latter.

The event begins at 4pm Friday and goes through Saturday and Monday. Program director Steve Varsanyi outlined some basic ideas for the weekend’s event for us:

We plan to stretch the vast genres of metal/hardcore we play with most of the tracks being off first couple releases [of well-known bands] but also random older ones. Lamb of God’s “Pariah” and “In Defense of Our Good Name”, for example. Picking from Dillinger Escape Plan’s Under the Running Board, Gojira’s Terra Incognita, Corrosion of Conformity’s Eye for an Eye, etc.
Throwing back to bands that had more of an underground following such as Human Remains and Burn. Mix in bands that haven’t been played in a while and much more.
Hell and damn yes.
So: whether your Labor Day BBQ happens at the Jersey Shore, on a Brooklyn rooftop, at a campsite in the Poconos (if you’ve got a strong enough receiver), tune in to 89.5 FM WSOU, or go here if you’re a modern human being and don’t listen to the radio. Just be careful who you listen to these tracks around–your loved ones might get a little tired of hearing you say, “Holy SHIT, I remember when this song first came out!”

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