Samantha Hudges and Luke Golds, the DJ team behind kiwi metal radio show Blackout, are looking for requests of this week’s show – the first of 2012 – which will be on air 10-12pm this Sunday, Jan 8.
Blackout is a late-night metal show on Flat FM – a radio station staffed by volunteers dedicated to showcasing what mainstream radio dares not touch. The show airs every week – Tuesdays and Sundays – from 10pm till midnight, and the playlists vary from the latest European folk metal to the most extreme underground BM. Luke and Sammy like to keep a strong kiwi metal roster, so if you’re a local act wanting more exposure for your music, it might be a good idea to shoot them an email.
To contact Luke and Sammy with your requests or submissions, you can email them at theflat.blackout AT gmail DOT com, find them on Skype (@blackout.theflat), txt the word “studio” followed by your message/request to 4664 (costs 50 cents) or follow Blackout on Facebook and leave a comment. They usually post the week’s playlist on Facebook so if you hear something you like and can’t remember what it was called (I have a brain like a sieve when it comes to remembering band and song names) you can find it later.
Currently, the Flat are broadcasting in two locations – the North Shore (Auckland) on 87.9FM, and Whangarei at 87.8FM, and they stream live on The Flat website – just click on the headphones. They’re hoping to extend the network to include Auckland City, Wellington and Christchurch, so if you’re in NZ and want to hear more metal tearing up our airwaves, give ’em your support.