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  • 02:44

    Will and Thunder Welcomes Mercy Isle!

    in Rock Music

    Mercy Isle presents a soundscape that blends synth pop, smooth vocals, crunchy-punchy layers of melodic metal, with splashes of baroque and classical music. Mercy Isle: sanctuary for the outcasts and loners, the ones who've felt left behind and pushed aside. Here is your strength. Here is your voice. Here is your music. Welcome to Mercy Isle, Islander. Welcome home.


    We'll be chatting with vocalist Kassy and bassist Chad about their music, their interesting back story of the band's formation, their international band line-up that spans from the U.S. to The Netherlands, and play some tunes from Mercy Isle as well as past bands and musical projects. Be sure to tune in!

  • 01:00

    Mountain West quarterback race

    in Sports

    The quarterback situation for the Mountain West schools is up in the air for nearly every school. So far during spring practices and only a few of the jobs have been settled with the most being decided in fall camp. Jeremy and Chris are back to discuss these quarterback battles and other spring musings.


    Is it quite possible that New Mexico has the best quarterback situation, at least with returning talent and experience. Utah State has an argument for that as well but that only matters if Chuckie Keeton can stay healthy and that is not likely going off of his history. Maybe it is Air Force who has Nate Romine under center and while he didn't start last year, he did see time in nine games in 2013.


    As of now Boise State, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV (but they are close), Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado State and Fresno State have not officially announced who their starting quarterback will be.


    Quarterback play will be a key issue in deciding the Mountain West next year, which is an obvious statement but this year it is important due to the amount of turnover.

  • 02:23

    Will and Thunder Welcomes Back Aries!

    in Rock Music

    Spring is here, and we're going to try something new with some old friends! Some of our favorite guests, the guys from Aries will stop by to chat with us about their album in the works, and whatever other subjects come to mind. Maybe we'll even play a little movie trivia with Scary Justin and get back on the board?

  • 02:59

    Will and Thunder Welcomes Crimson Storm

    in Rock Music

    Crimson Storm is more than just a band. It is a family, a message, a light shining into the darkness. It is a living, breathing entity...

    In a time, a couple of decades ago when musicians were masters of their weapons. Frontmen had serious force and range. Drummers had huge power and charisma. Guitarists were composing and playing the most impressive, virtuoso, monster guitar riffs and leads the world had ever seen. Bassists shined as stars, and loud as thunder in the stormy sky. Not one had a lazy station. It wasn't considered to be an option. Songs had depth, passion and heart. Those days are alive again!!!

    Crimson Storm began with a vision when founder lead singer Paul Ames was just 18 years old. Crimson Storm had to survive with him through 20 years of hell to get where it is today, its not only a miracle Crimson Storm is a decade long series of miracles. The first song was written in 1995 in a very dark place. In 2000, Paul formed the first incarnation of Crimson Storm. With huge bands he grew up admiring: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Stryper. The guys that end up on the bus are not always the same guys that started in the garage.

    There is a storm coming. Can you feel it? Can you hear the sound of thunder in the distance? The sound of the rain beginning to fall. The rain is as red as blood!

  • 02:03

    Will and Thunder Welcomes Tattermask

    in Rock Music

    Sired by classic rock and modern metal ancestors, Tattermask of Charlotte, NC, commingles melodic relics of Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Boston, and Whitesnake with modern riffage akin to Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Evanescence, and Sevendust to forge a fresh sound in the mire of mainstream active rock. Driven by dual lead guitarists Josh Wright and Travis Dry; powered by tight, expressive rhythms from Adam Blackmon on drums and Harley Quinn on bass; and garnished with vocals from Amanda Caines that go from Pat Benatar to Adele to Evanescence at the drop of a hat, sonic variety is the ultimate goal of Tattermask's catalogue of original tunes.


    The band has just released their latest EP, Carpe Noctem, and they'll be on the show to tell us a little about it, as well as their upcoming gig on the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour, opening for bands such as The Agonist and Flyleaf; so be sure to tune in!

  • 02:37

    Will and Thunder Welcomes Odin's Court

    in Rock Music

    Odin's Court is a progressive metal band that was formed by Matt Brookins in 2001. The band is best described as rock & metal, fusing classic and modern sounds that transcend several genres. They have released 4 CDs worldwide and toured throughout the United States. The band is always looking to expand their reach, and is constantly evolving and growing their music.

    The band's latest album, Turtles All the Way Down, is out on March 3rd, and they will be visiting our show on the release date to talk a little about it and play some music for our audience. Be sure to tune in!

  • 00:47

    Previewing the Mountain West in the NCAA tournament

    in Sports

    Jeremy and Chris are back to preview the Mountain West teams in the tournament with our latest show. We will for sure talk about Wyoming taking on a possible under seeded Northern Iowa team and a St. John's team which San Diego State will face.


    We also will discuss Boise State's game that may or may not be in progress at the time of this show for their game against Dayton in the First Four, and if they win a look ahead to their game against Providence.


    Wyoming and San Diego State play on Friday with the Cowboys tipping at the very early hour of 10:40 a.m. local time in Seattle. The Aztecs get a reasonable tip at 9:40 p.m. local time.


    Also, to make everything 100 percent clear, we are biased against your team. Well not this time as we want the Mountain West to do as good as possible.

  • 02:17

    Will and Thunder Welcomes Diana Gabaldon

    in Books

    We're stepping through the stones and welcoming to our show the one and only Diana Gabaldon, the New York Times best-selling author of the famed Outlander series, which has transcended genres, has been translated to over 40 languages worldwide, and has won countless awards since the first book of the series was published nearly a quarter of a century ago. Now this beloved series has been adapted to the small screen on the Starz network, where viewers can follow the adventures of 20th century time-traveler Claire Randall and 18th century Scotsman Jamie Fraser, dubbed by fans as the "King of Men".


    Diana will be stopping by to talk about the show's first season resuming its second half in April, the upcoming DVD release of Season One's first half, and anything else under the sun relating to her books and to the show. We will be taking fan questions for Diana on our Facebook Event page, so if you have a question for Herself, feel free to post it there and we will try our best to ask it for you! She will only be with us for one hour, so we will do everything we can to cover as many of your questions as possible.


    We will also have the chat room open on the day of broadcast, so join us in the first hour of the program to talk Outlander with fellow listeners, and play along with our weekly feature, "Scary Justin's Horror Movie Trivia"! While scary films are not exactly related to Outlander, those of you in the chat room who can beat the horror movie "zom-boy" at his own game will get one question asked to Diana, so brush up on your scary movies and give it your best shot!


    To accommodate Diana's busy schedule, we will be airing this episode at a special time: one hour earlier than our usual broadcast time, so don't forget to tune in at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific. See you then!


    ***Special thanks to Anne Mueller, who designed our awesome-looking banner!***

  • 01:00

    Mountain West football: Recruiting, spring recap

    in Sports

    We bring back our football podcast and barring a vacation or scheduling issue we will have a show weekly from now until August and then going twice a week through bowl season.


    The first show back has us interviewing three-star linebacker commit Alec Simpson who has verbally pledged to play at Nevada. Simpson was receiving interest from BYU, Oregon and Wisconsin. The Wolf Pack were his only offer but he likely will be pursued in the fall during his senior year.


    The rest of the show will focus on Utah State's spring game with our Aggies contributor Parker Roberston who was at the spring game. We will go over the highlights and what should be expected from the quarterback position and the team overall.


    Of course expect some wackiness in our first show back.


    Also, to make everything 100 percent clear, we are biased against your team.

  • 00:37

    Mountain West Bracketology

    in Sports

    Jeremy and Matt are joined by SB Nation's bracket expert Chris Dobbertean to discuss how the Mountain West will fare in getting bids into the NCAA Tournament. We also will discuss the past week and look ahead to how the remaining games will impact seeding for the conference tournament.


    Who is the hottest team heading into the Mountani West tournament, and is the easy answer just going with Boise State since they swept San Diego State and split the season series with Colorado State?

  • 01:57

    Will and Thunder Welcomes Nick Hildyard!

    in Rock Music

    Hailing from Florida, Nick fronted the wildly popular Classic Albums Live, which preformed classic rock albums live in their entirety. He is now working on solo projects, including a theatrical venture. We're looking forward to hearing all about it, as well as his appearance with Will at the DEAD SERIOS 30th anniversary concert.

    He is an interesting and talented guy, and this will be a great show!

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