Co-Host and Co-Creator of the Canadian Geeks Chatting Metal (CGCM) Podcast
Please have your boarding pass and travel documents ready. It's time to travel "Around The World In 80 Episodes". This time up, the Canadian Geeks are off to Italy.  Widely known for it's delicious food, excellent wine but also for an enormous amount of amazing hard rock and heavy metal. Wallygator and The Meister deliver a long list of mind blowing Italian facts. More importantly they uncover some incredible rock and metal music. As always, the Meister shares tales of his globe trotting trips including watching world cup soccer at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, interesting plumbing issues and the lovely scent that permeated one Italian city. Facts about wealthy cats, volcanoes, artists' feces and some unusual laws kill some time as does a conversation about the most incredible fact about Italy! It seems they have a wine fountain that provides free vino for all!!! Did we also mention there is some killer tunes?
So a while back the Canadian Geeks devised yet another stupid idea to randomly select some music to play. Based on the Milton Bradley game "Battleship".  The Meister's massive music collection plays the part of the ocean. Secretly, before the start of the game he wrote down the co-ordinates of the hidden fleet of battleships. Wallygator yells out co-ordinates attempting to hit one of the randomly placed battleships. Each co-ordinate uncovers one of the Meister's albums. From there they randomly pick a tune to play. Quite simply it's an excuse to drink and play some tunes.  So far, Wallygator has yet to actually hit one of the Battleships but part 5 might just be day. Truth be told, he doesn't really care one way or another. His real agenda is to actually uncover some embarrassing secret skeletons in the Meister's closet. Abba? Beiber? Streisand? Yanni? His massive country collection? One of these days the Meister's secrets will be revealed via Battleship!
It was almost 4 years ago when the Canadian Geeks embarked on the "Battle Of The Playlists". It's a competition of epic proportions. The Geeks each prepare a 6 song playlist of songs that were released in the calendar year they are battling.  Each playlist is played uninterrupted in it's entirety. Identified as simply playlist "A" and playlist "B". You the listener will have no idea which playlist was created by which host. It's all about the music and nothing to do with which host is better looking. Good thing because Wallygator makes a damn sexy David Lee Roth on the show's artwork this time! The rules are simple. Listen to the show and then head over to the our CGCM Radio Facebook Group page and cast your vote for the playlist you dig the most. This battle is #9 in the bigger war that is being waged. So far the score is tied 4 - 4 with only 3 more battles left to decide the Champion in this Decade of Decadence!
Twenty-twenty brought forth the Age Of Fear! No, I am not talking about the Covid 19 global pandemic. I am not talking about the deadly virus that turned our world upside down in 2020. I am referring to Storm Force's release, "The Age Of Fear". Storm Force hails from Niagara Falls of the Great White North. Turns out that good friend of the station Greg Fraser (Brighton Rock, Fraze Gang) was looking to create a new vehicle for his music. In 2019, he quietly went about recruiting his next project and Storm Force was born. Hand selecting his new bandmates, Patrick Gagliardi (vocals), Brian Hamilton (drums) and Mike Berardelli (bass), this new band got to work creating the Age Of Fear! After first listen CGCM fell in love with the Age Of Fear! Plans for this interview were brewing in early 2020 and then of course the world hit the pause button. In the shadow of the global pandemic, Storm Force was yet to actually play a single live show! They say timing is everything. Thanks Covid, now please go away! As it turned out the Age Of Fear went on to be named CGCM Radio's Number One Album of 2020! Although we would have preferred to conduct this interview properly over beers and ideally at a live show, we just couldn't wait any longer. We couldn't wait any longer and used the pandemic technology of ZOOM to finally sit down with the guys.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 10th, 1970
Location
Toronto, ON, Canada
Episode Count
136
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 week, 2 days
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 705094