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Radio-Active Records DJs' Picks for County Grind Live's Metal Showcase

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Earlier this week, we braved torrential rains and knee-deep floods to stop by Radio-Active Records. Owner Mikey Ramirez and Mothersky's Richard Vergez are DJing County Grind Live this Saturday at Green Room. Secretly, the goal of our visit to the store was to uncover what songs they'll be playing at our metal showcase. Of course, we assumed they'd be leaving their Debbie Deb and Katy Perry back at Radio-Active, but turns out, they're totally bringing this crap. And spinning it too!

We kid. Debbie Deb isn't crap, and it's unclear whether Mikey or Richard even owns a Katy Perry album. Anyway, these dudes will actually be bringing darkness to the turntables, taking cues from the three bands performing: Holly Hunt, Slashpine, and Shroud Eater. After the jump, get a sample of what records Radio-Active will be toting with them downtown this weekend.

King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
Mikey describes these leaders of prog rock as "embryonic

psych-metal that influenced thousands of bands. Thirty-plus years later, this

track still sounds as fresh as anything Electric Wizard has laid to


1,000 Homo DJs - "Supernaut"
"Although no

one can improve anything from Black Sabbath's golden era, this Al

Jourgensen and company cover version adds just the right amount of

industrial flair to transform the track into a repetitive metallic

rage." Mikey says of this Ministry side project.

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