The Insane Show: #602

The Insane Show #602 features music videos from Torrid Complex, Black Heart Saints, Roses Unread, Ragdoll, Extinguish the Sun and Healthy Junkies with MK Ultra.

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Order of Appearance

  1. Torrid Complex “One in the Chamber” – Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
  2. Black Heart Saints “Crazy” – Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
  3. Roses Unread “Rapture” – Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A.
  4. Ragdoll “Rewind your Mind” – Perth WA, Australia
  5. Extinguish the Sun “Nameless One” – Dixon, Illinois, U.S.A.
  6. Healthy Junkies & MK Ultra “Kill the Hate” – London, United Kingdom

More Info on Artists on this Episode

Torrid Complex

Torrid Complex‘s sound can best be described as heavy, driving Southern metal with no excuses or apologies. Their stage presence is representative of their music. Torrid Complex are patriotic, Southern men who say what they believe and stand behind their word. Torrid Complex makes every effort to deliver their music in a way that makes the people that are seeing them for the first time want to see them time and time again.

Black Heart Saints

Black Heart Saints are dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more. After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, and more. The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Motley Crüe, Guns N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Roses Unread

Roses Unread are off the beaten path, five people from different walks of life came together to write some good rock ‘n roll music and play shows. A few years down the road, they are still at it. With three full-length albums, three music videos, countless shows, global airplay, and a worldwide following of dedicated fans behind them, Roses Unread is something a little bit different that demands a second glance and a listen. Their plan is simple: to do what they love and urge others to do the same.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll have taken their singular brand of hard rock from Perth, the world’s most isolated capital city, to some of the biggest stages in the world. Led by the powerhouse vocals of Ryan Rafferty and backed by Leon Todd on guitar and Cam Barrett on drums, Ragdoll burst onto the international scene with their 2012 release Here Today and and an appearance at the renowned Rocklahoma festival in the USA, which quickly drew comparisons to classic power trios King’s X, Rush and Trapeze.

2013’s “All I Want Is Everything” and 2014’s “Ragdoll Rewound”, in addition to a grueling touring schedule through the USA and Australia, saw Ragdoll refine their sound in a modern rock direction. Support slots with Seether, Skid Row, and Uriah Heep expanded their audience and saw them expand their appeal beyond the traditional melodic hard rock market, all as a self-funded a self-managed act.

2016’s full length “Back to Zero” was simultaneously heavier and more melodic, drawing positive reviews at home and from the USA and EU. “Back to Zero” drew comparisons to Whitesnake, Alice in Chains and Shinedown. “Back to Zero” saw the band undertake their most extensive tour to date, spanning the USA, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Australia.

Extinguish the Sun

Extinguish the Sun formed in the Fall of 2015, emerging out of members of three fairly disparate local acts, chapter seven, Trippin Molly, and Panic Stations. After releasing their first full-length, Antihero, the band played numerous shows. In the wake of releasing this record, EtS have played in and around the Dixon–Sterling–Rock Falls area with various diverse acts. Beyond playing shows in their immediate area, EtS recorded a session with Carl Nelson in DeKalb for WNIJ’s local music showcase, Sessions from Studio A. The band have also worked to extend their reach to other Midwest cities and bring their music before broader and more diverse audiences.

Around one and half years after the release of Antihero, in January of 2019, they entered Straightaway Productions with local engineer Drew Widolff to record their EP, Oceans, slated to be released later in 2019. Comprised of six tracks of completely new material, this EP shows the band in their true form, experimenting, evolving, and honing their sound, but always remaining true to their initial intent of intensity, melody, and originality. As 2019 unfolds, guitarists Nick Grobe and Jeremy Toms, bassist Daniel Edmunds, singer Jeremy Miller, and drummer Michael Morley have continued rehearsing and writing songs. With a broad range of influences and musical tastes, EtS work to continue writing compelling songs and releasing them, getting out and performing live as much as possible. The band continue booking shows and laying out their schedule for the coming year.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll have taken their singular brand of hard rock from Perth, the world’s most isolated capital city, to some of the biggest stages in the world. Led by the powerhouse vocals of Ryan Rafferty and backed by Leon Todd on guitar and Cam Barrett on drums, Ragdoll burst onto the international scene with their 2012 release Here Today and and an appearance at the renowned Rocklahoma festival in the USA, which quickly drew comparisons to classic power trios King’s X, Rush and Trapeze.

2013’s “All I Want Is Everything” and 2014’s “Ragdoll Rewound”, in addition to a grueling touring schedule through the USA and Australia, saw Ragdoll refine their sound in a modern rock direction. Support slots with Seether, Skid Row, and Uriah Heep expanded their audience and saw them expand their appeal beyond the traditional melodic hard rock market, all as a self-funded a self-managed act.

2016’s full length “Back to Zero” was simultaneously heavier and more melodic, drawing positive reviews at home and from the USA and EU. “Back to Zero” drew comparisons to Whitesnake, Alice in Chains and Shinedown. “Back to Zero” saw the band undertake their most extensive tour to date, spanning the USA, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Australia.

Healthy Junkies

Healthy Junkies was formed when Parisian Lead singer Nina Courson met British guitarist Phil Honey-Jones in 2009 in the now-defunct venue Punk in Soho, both of them were in separate bands at the time. It wasn’t long, however, before ideas of their own and a newfound mutual volatility raised its wretched head and so they started to write songs together as a kind of antidote to this madness, the shared influences of the likes of Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Blondie, Killing Joke, Sonic Youth, Bauhaus and Bowie playing a big part in the direction of the music. Inspiration has come from far and wide and lyrically the lines between autobiographical and fiction are blurred and merged. I suppose if there was a specific aim it would be to capture and bottle the essence of certain music from the past and release it kicking and screaming into the now with a fresh baby scent.