Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Through the Eyes of the Dead LIVE On This Friday's Pirated Advance


Through the Eyes of the Dead's new album, "Skepsis", doesn't drop till 2/2, but this Friday, you can hear it on the Pirated Advance.


Vocalist Danny Rodriguez will be live with Sheigh Hey Hey from 9-10 p.m. on the 1/29 edition of the Pirated Advance. Tell your friends and listen in - because how often do you get to hear an advanced record while the artist talks about it?


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South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will team up with the nation's largest college radio station — WSOU in South Orange, New Jersey — for a radio premiere of their new album, "Skepsis", in its entirety on their specialty show, "Pirated Advance", this Friday, January 28 at 9 P.M. EST. The album will hit the streets on Tuesday, February 2 via Prosthetic Records.

"Pirated Advance" host Sheigh Perkins will be joined by THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's vocalist Danny Rodriguez. During the evening listeners will be able to tune in for an hour's worth of new music as well as an exclusive interview with Danny regarding the new release, upcoming developments with the band and the concept behind "Skepsis" from start to finish.

People in the New York metropolitan area can tune their dials in to 89.5 FM this Friday between 9 and 10 p.m. (EST). People outside of the area can tune in online at and can catch the broadcast. Fans can also request their favorite tracks from "Skepsis" by calling (973)761-9768, or via AOL Instant Messenger at WSOUrequests.

"Skepsis" is the first THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD album to feature new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel.

Commented guitarist Justin Longshore: "Our new record, 'Skepsis', finally captures the sound we've always envisioned. We really wanted to raise the bar with this one but also keep the consistency that THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD is known for. Overall, everyone has become better at their instruments and it really shows on the record. I have no doubt in my mind that new and old fans of the band will be pleased when they hear it!"

"Skepsis" track listing:

01. Parasite Throne
02. Dementia
03. No Haven
04. Perpetual Defilement
05. Inherit Obscurity
06. The Manifest
07. Defaced Reality
08. Siphonaptera From Within
09. Insomnium
10. Skepsis

Thursday, January 21, 2010

DJ Profile: E-Bish

: E-Bish

Hometown: Denville, NJ

Favorite Bands: The Descendents, Sublime, The Slackers, Pepper, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett

Hobbies: Playing Guitar/ Bass, The Beach, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Pretty much anything outdoors.

Favorite WSOU Experience: Interviewing Marky Ramone live In-Studio during one of my DJ Shifts.

About: I originally came to WSOU as a transfer student from CCM. I have been a fan of WSOU since high school, when I started tuning into Punk University - a show which I now host (every Tuesday, 8-10pm).

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

DJ: The Melldawg

: The Melldawg

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Favorite Bands: Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Trivium, Evergreen Terrace, Chimaira, Sepultura, Soulfly, Black Sabbath and Slipknot

Hobbies: Music, video games (READ: schooling The Scarecrow at NHL 10), and attempting to play guitar, unsuccessfully.

Favorite WSOU Experience: WSOU experience: the shows I’ve been to for WSOU, namely Lamb of God/ GWAR, Trivium/Chimaira/Dirge Within, and Hatebreed/Chimaira.

About: I started working at the station in the summer of 2009, and I haven’t looked back since. Follow me on Twitter!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

DJ Profile: Irish Mike

: Irish Mike

Hometown: Haddon Heights, NJ

Favorite Bands: Flogging Molly, Anti-Nowhere League, Dead Kennedys, Blanks77, Animal Collective, Green Day (89’ to 95’), US Bombs, Strike Anywhere

Hobbies: Editing music, repping the dirty South Jersey, working hard and playing harder, DJing a million hours a week

Favorite WSOU Experience: DJing Punk University as my first DJ shift ever, Flogging Molly at Hammerstein Ballroom

About: I’m an accounting student from South Jersey. Music and school dominate my life. I’m a strange dude but people put up with me.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

DJ Profile: Alexandra

: Alexandra

Hometown: Delaware, NJ

Favorite Bands: Volbeat, Clutch, E-Town Concrete, The Beatles

Hobbies: Reading, writing, collecting vinyl

Favorite WSOU Experience: Pranking with WSOU alumni! Example: Helping George Roskos make popcorn to tick off Eaglerock (who hates popcorn) while he was teaching the class for new WSOU staffers!

About: I’m a fun loving Scorpio who loves walks on the beach, video games... Oh, wait! Wrong website to post this on!

But for real -- I’m a senior, Diplomacy major, which may be the furthest thing from radio, but I like it. I was also brought up on classic rock and Caribbean music, but I have been converted somewhat to metal by working here. I do plan on working radio into my career in the future, which currently includes being a Foreign Service Officer.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WSOU takes Montclair this week!

Meet DJs, Win WSOU Prizes!!

WSOU is coming to Montclair! Join WSOU DJs and staff as we broadcast live from the brand new Smashburger restaurant, 15 Bloomfield Ave in Montclair, New Jersey. “The Wiz” will be there Noon – 2p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 14 and “E. Bish” and “The Wiz” will be there noon to 2 p.m. on Sat. Jan. 16. Come visit with WSOU, spin our prize wheel and savor a smashburger!

DJ Profile: Tim Dooley

: Tim Dooley

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Favorite Bands: Metallica, Porcupine Tree, Type O Negative

Hobbies: Reading and hanging out mostly

Favorite WSOU Experience: Flying to California to cover SHU men's basketball. Going to away games is awesome.

About: Hey! My name is Tim Dooley and I am the host of The Tim Dooley Show. I am also a member of the WSOU sports staff. I have been all over the country covering the men’s and women’s basketball teams. When I am not on air or studying, I am cheering on Seton Hall sports, and the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers. LET'S GO PIRATES!

(Up next: Alexandra - to see all of our DJ profiles, check out!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

DJ Profile: Maria Burks

: Maria Burks

Hometown: Sammamish, WA

Favorite Bands: Nine Inch Nails, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Five Finger Death Punch, Gallows, Hatebreed

Hobbies: Seeing as much music as possible!

Favorite WSOU Experience: Backstage at Mayhem Fest with Adam Duce of Machine Head, in Dragonforce's dressing room, meeting Jim Root of Slipknot in full costume before Slipknot's set.

About: "So throw diamonds in the sky, we'll stay gold forever" (Diamonds Aren't Forever- Bring Me The Horizon) Follow me on Twitter and check out my music blog at

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

DJ Profile: Ally Vila

: Ally Vila

Hometown: Tenafly, NJ

Favorite Bands: Guns N Roses, Brand New, Blink-182

Hobbies: Listening to Joe Murray the Great explain why Chinese Democracy was worth the wait

Favorite WSOU Experience: Staff Karaoke at Cryan's Beef & Ale House

About: I'm a senior at Seton Hall and have been at WSOU since my sophomore year. I have way too many WSOU memories to recount, but just know it's one of the best places EVER to work!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

DJ Profile: Joe Murray the Great

: Joe Murray the Great

Hometown: Hawthorne, NJ

Favorite Bands: Too many to pick from - I'll go with Guns N Roses, AFI, System of a Down and Metallica

Hobbies: Being THE GREATEST... and explaining to everyone why Chinese Democracy was worth the wait.

Favorite WSOU Experience: Either being bowled over by a Garden State Roller Girl or being chief ghoul at the WSOU/Maplewood YMCA Haunted House

About: I was given my Great title by another great - Tall Paul, who is great in other ways. Mostly in height.

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Artist List from 2009's Top 89 Countdown

Here's the list of artists from our Top 89 Countdown, which aired on New Year's Day 2010. Every December, our Music Department counts the number of times our New Music artists were played in the previous twelve months. It's a big task for them, but we feel it's an exciting way to say goodbye to the previous year and welcome in the new one.

There were definitely some surprises on the Top 89 Countdown, which aired on New Year's Day 2010. Among other things, Volbeat soared high up the list to find a place among WSOU's heavies, longtime veterans Saxon had a strong showing and local guys Anaka broke into the Top 25.

Take a good look at the list below, and always remember: You can affect next year's list by calling in and requesting what you want to hear!


2009's Top 89 Artists

  1. Five Finger Death Punch
  2. Lamb of God
  3. Dethklok
  4. Mastodon
  5. Hatebreed
  6. Clutch
  7. Volbeat
  8. Killswitch Engage
  9. Alice In Chains
  10. D. Driver
  11. Chimaira
  12. The Devil Wears Prada
  13. Municipal Waste
  14. Shadows Fall
  15. Austrian Death Machine
  16. Megadeth
  17. Saxon
  18. Sepultura
  19. G. Forbid
  20. Gwar
  21. Dream Theatre
  22. August Burns Red
  23. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
  24. Anaka
  25. CKY
  26. Iwrestledabearonce
  27. A Day to Remember
  28. Bury Your Dead
  29. Cage
  30. Psychostick
  31. Lazarus A.D.
  32. Kreator
  33. Between the Buried and Me
  34. Rumplesiltskin Grinder
  35. Eyes Set to Kill
  36. Gwen Stacy
  37. Mars Volta
  38. Suicide Silence
  39. Devin Townsend Project
  40. Thursday
  41. Gallows
  42. Porcupine Tree
  43. Poison the Well
  44. Baroness
  45. Viking Skull
  46. Atreyu
  47. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  48. Rancid
  49. Alexisonfire
  50. Edguy
  51. Dirge Within
  52. Evergreen Terrace
  53. Haste the Day
  54. Born of Osiris
  55. 3 Inches of Blood
  56. Architects
  57. Daath
  58. Vanna
  59. Demon Hunter
  60. Iron Maiden
  61. Obituary
  62. Converge
  63. Job For a Cowboy
  64. Kylesa
  65. Misery
  66. Revocation
  67. Armed For Apocalypse
  68. Les Claypool
  69. Ensiferum
  70. Static-X
  71. Havok
  72. Neaera
  73. Death By Stereo
  74. Into the Moat
  75. As they Sleep
  76. Gojira
  77. Obscura
  78. He Is Legend
  79. Trail of Tears
  80. A. Jack
  81. Oh, Sleeper
  82. Rammstein
  83. Amarna Reign
  84. Autumn Hour
  85. Queensryche
  86. Darkane
  87. Too Pure to Die
  88. Woe of Tyrants
  89. Horse the Band

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

DJ Profile: Sheigh Hey Hey

: Sheigh Hey Hey


Favorite Bands: Clutch, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan

Hobbies: Music, music, music. It's my life, and I love living it.

Favorite WSOU Experience: 2-way tie: 1) The 60th Anniversary show was when I wasn't even a DJ yet. It was awesome to finally put some names with faces @ the show and meet some of the amazing and dedicated listeners that WSOU has! On top of getting a drum stick from Unearth and meeting Ivan Moody didn't hurt either! 2) My interview with Neil Fallon of Clutch... you may know that I always start my shift off with Volbeat and a TRIPLE SHOT of Clutch, so my obsession is apparent. Being able to interview Neil was hands down one of my favorite WSOU experiences because lets be honest, WHERE ELSE WOULD I HAVE GOTTEN TO DO THAT?!

About: Soon I hope to graduate from Seton Hall with my degree in Business with dreams to open my own bar or radio station someday. Catch me on WSOU for New Music Fridays, with the Top 10 and the Pirated Advance (8 pm - midnight every week!). Get in touch with me at

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

DJ Profile: The Wiz

: (Nobody Beats) The Wiz

Hometown:Matawan, NJ

Favorite Bands: Trivium, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Killswitch Engage, Iron Maiden

Hobbies: Hanging out, watching sports - football, baseball, basketball, hockey, etc.

Favorite WSOU Experience: Since I'm the sports guy around here, no doubt that my top memory was broadcasting basketball at Madison Square Garden (2009 Big East Tournament, SHU vs. South Florida and SHU vs. Syracuse)

About: I've been a member of WSOU Sports since December 2007 but got my DJ credentials in the summer of 2009. Watch out - I'm a dominant competitor in Madden. I haven't lost to any friend (or WSOU staffer) in about a year.

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Happy New Year to everyone from WSOU!

Make sure to tune into WSOU's annual Top 89... starting TODAY AT 12 P.M.

Every year, our music department counts up the spins of all the new music that came our way in the past year. Then, they compile a list of the top 89 most-spun artists, and we spend all of New Year's Day counting them down until we reveal #1.

Get over your New Year's Eve hangover and tune into WSOU at noon - your favorite DJs will be spinning the Top 89 all afternoon.

Tell your friends and listen in - thanks for supporting another great year of The Loudest Rock.