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CALL OF THE WILD Livestreaming Video Music Shows

Are you wishing that you could experience a wicked music festival? Have you seen the roster of bands for the 2022 edition of the UK’s Call of the Wild Festival? Perhaps you are getting ready to attend Call of the Wild Festival? Well, no matter which side of the fence you find yourself on here, […]

RE-MACHINED – Brain Dead (Album Review)

So back in 2020, I checked out an album called Wheels of Time from the band Re-Machined. I was pleasantly surprised with the solid balls-out hard rock. TBH, given more spins, this probably would have placed in my Top Ten of the year list that year. The group in question hails from Hessia, Germany. Their […]

ROKISLAND FESTIVAL (Festival Blog)

RokIsland Festival Key West 2022. For 2 years now, I have been robbed of the ability to do what I love. Travel from Toronto Canada to festivals and events around the world. I have tickets upon tickets to things, all getting rolled over another year, each time bringing crushing disappointment. I was able to get […]

BEST OF 2021 – THE MEISTER (Radio DJ/Writer/Contributor)

You can find the Collective List as well as all our Best of 2021 content including contributors’ individual lists, podcasts and radio DJ shows here: CGCM’s Best of 2021 (Year in Review) BEST OF 2021 VON MAESTRO 🇨🇦 (Radio DJ/Writer/Contributor) I love the end-of-year Top Ten. I also hate the end-of-year Top Ten…lol. It’s always such a difficult task, daunting […]

MONSTERS ON THE MOUNTAIN – Day 1 (Concert Blog)

To say that I was over-excited about this event might just be the understatement of the pandemic. Until about two weeks before, when I caught a show featuring Ottawa area local bands, I’d not experienced live music since March 2020. Might not seem that long ago to some, but for a guy that was at […]

CGCM Podcast EP#135 – CGCM Rock Radio Turns One

Happy Birthday

It’s party time here at CGCM Radio! It was a little over a year ago when the Meister called Wallygator on the phone. This in of itself spoke volumes because the Meister hates talking on the phone! During this conversation, Meister suggested the idea of turning CGCM into an actual radio station. Wallygator responded with […]

NWOBHM Radio Show Part #1 (Meister Music Radio Show)

Hello all, I’m Rich “The Meister” Dillon co-creator, podcast co-host, website content creator and radio show host here at CGCM Rock Radio. I’ve long been a fan of the NWOBHM and similar-sounding sub-genres of Metal. So for a while now I’ve been thinking about showcasing NWOBHM bands in an episode of my weekly CGCM Rock […]

SOCIAL DISORDER (A Chat With Anders LA Rönnblom)

A few weeks back CGCM‘s Rich “The Meister” Dillon had a zoom video chat with his friend Anders LA Rönnblom. The two have remained in contact since an interview back in 2012 and have tried a couple of times to meet in person, yet always just out of sync. While the chat encompassed updates on […]

BEST OF 2020 – The Meister (Radio DJ/Podcast Co-Host/Writer)

This year CGCM decided to include EP (previously they were excluded from Top Ten Albums). Live albums and re-records were still disqualified, new music only for Best of Year. We also instigated a (highly complex🤣 – 1 point for 10th place through to 10 points for 1st place) rating system throughout all individual lists to […]

SISTER SIN – Raw & Mean (Live from Rehearsal) (Album Review)

As we all know the world over, this pandemic business has changed life as we know it. One thing many of us are feeling is the loss of the live music scene, in every genre. Personally I’m not someone who can do the Livestream thing. Can’t watch a show on my tv or comp and […]