Tag: heavy metal

GNR 70 – Feel the Fucking Music!

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Radeberger Pilsener
avatar David M. Nicholas
An enormous mojito
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
The Journeyman IPA

We are back home and bring you the second part of our Sabaton Open Air review, where we talk about the bands from the last day, including Powerwolf and Sabaton.

We are back from our trip to Sweden and give an update what we’ve all been up to. Mike has toured Denmark and has visited Legoland in Billund. Fab has started playing Divinity: Original Sin II with the Danish boys, finished the story of Battletech, had a wonderful trip on a beautiful old ship and is still loving Stålenhag. His new favourite podcast is Wrestle Me. Dave has mostly been loving Sweden.

In the main segment of this episode, we finish our recap of Sabaton Open Air 2018, which we started on the previous episode. Bands reviewed:

Looking edgy in the rain

We end the show with your feedback. And remember to check out @hwoutlaws.

The GNR theme tune is The Washington Post March by John Philip Sousa.

GNR 69 – Affengeil

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Tuborg Classic
avatar David M. Nicholas
Royal Stout
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Royal Stout

We bring you a special report from Sabaton Open Air, covering a lot of heavy metal and Swedish cake specialities.

Fab, Dave and Mike are in a hotel room in Falun, Sweden with a gang of crazy Danes on the second day of Operation SOAP, our trip to Sabaton Open Air. It’s Mike’s birthday, so we have Prinsesstårta, booze and board games and we’re reviewing our festival experience thus far as well as the ride up from Copenhagen to Falun.

Bands reviewed on this episode:

 

GNR 68 – Seize the Means of Production!

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
König Pilsener
avatar David M. Nicholas
Rosé Wine

Dave and Fab discuss software development crunch, freelance journalism, music and the game Objects in Space. There’s also some geek news to wade through, of course.

Fab was a guest on FLOSS Weekly 492 together with Dan (you know, that guy from Linux Outlaws). Also, he’s going freelance with his day job by the end of the year. He’s also started a new Twitch channel. Dave’s been hit by crunch, and he says it’s as horrible as people say it is. He’s managed to work on his Kill Team stuff, though.

Fab’s been really enjoying Hulkoff. He’s also bought a ticket for Wacken 2019 as Sabaton is headlining.


Fab’s been playing Objects in Space and reviews the game.


Alex Jones is being shut down everywhere, Fab things this isn’t a good thing. Unsurprisingly, Dave disagrees. In other news, there’s now a campaign to fix PUBG. The first thing they should fix is the cheater problem.

Fallout 76 is not coming to Steam. Idiots.

We end the show with your feedback and the bombshell news that Dave has deleted his Twitter account. 😳

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GNR 67 – They Keep Coming!

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Ratsherrn Matrosenschluck
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Old Speckled Hen

Fab and Mike talk about Heavy Metal, Warhammer 40K fiction, female Space Marines and the changes that are being wrought upon our hobby.

We start the episode with a preview of Operation SOAP, our trip to Sabaton Open Air in Falun, Sweden. Fab will take his motorbike and meet up with Mike and the boys in Copenhagen and then we’ll drive up together. Mike reviews the bands we definitely want to see – aside from the almighty Sabaton, of course.

Fab is especially intrigued by Hulkoff. And yes, he indeed has an outlaw country band like Fab suspected.

We also talk about Danish student caps for some reason.


Mike then goes through the Black Library books he’s read recently. This includes the Eisenhorn short story collection The Magos and the latest Gaunt’s Ghosts book by Dan Abnett: The Warmaster. He’s also read The Devastation of Baal by Guy Haley. Currently, he’s reading Wolfsbane which was also written by Guy Haley.

We mention the background book The Sabbat Worlds Crusade which Mike is lucky enough to own, and also Warmaster Macaroth.


Fab and Mike then dive into the fray of the discussion around female Space Marines. Especially Fab is not OK with this prospect and we try to analyse why that is. This ends up being a quite thorough discussion about contemporary changes to fictional universes we’ve loved since we were kids.


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GNR 60 – 2018 Kicking Me in the Face

avatar David M. Nicholas
A Brit
avatar Charlene Putney
Not a Brit
avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Doesn't Understand

Fab, Dave and Char talk Into the Breach, Into the Breach, more Into the Breach and great TV shows.

Our friend Char makes her triumphant return to the podcast and brings stories about how the Islamic State was defeated during the Big Crunch of 2017.

This episode was in storage for a while, in case it isn’t immediately obvious – mostly because Fab lost Episode 59. We can therefore now actually congratulate Char on winning a BAFTA here in the show notes, as we didn’t know if that was indeed going to happen when we recorded.

As usual, we start by talking about booze and then there’s some board game talk because Dave played Power Grid with his engineering mates. Twilight Imperium is also discussed. We also introduce the Forstamt Pochinki.

We then enter the main topic: Into the Breach, which is Char’s new obsession. And for good reason – it’s excellent! You should also keep an eye on Slava’s Encased.

If you need to do some writing, you should check out the Payday 2 Soundtrack.

After the games talk, we discuss TV shows. Stuff we enjoy: Taboo, Halt and Catch Fire, Dark and Wild Wild Country. Fab also mentions the game Scavenger SV-4.

Fab’s Top Spotify Songs of 2017 is quite a mix, try to engineer recommendations on that one.

As is tradition, we end the show with your feedback. See you next time!