Pick Axe Preacher, from Detroit Michigan, was formed in October 2013 with Mike Williams (Kill Whitey, The Bearded Bastards), Jeff Vergiels (Meat Beastly, Uncle Slippy Fist) and Michael Hopper(Hopper Trio,Bat on Fire). The band recorded their first EP in February of 2014 with a release date of May 3rd 2014. Pick Axe Preacher filmed their music video March 23rd (RIP Dave Brockie) for the single "Angels in the Ground" with Campfire Pictures, released this spring. A long time friend Stu Stevens(Give Way to Malice, Uncle Slippy Fist) joined the band in April to fill the bassist position. Pick Axe Preacher has a raw heavy hitting sound comparable to Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The band is currently booking all over the Northeastern US for summer tours. Prepare to Kneel.....
If you missed last nights Debut of Pick Axe Preacher you missed a lot. First, How many “RAMPAGES” were yelled?lol. Seriously if someone counted they might get something special from Pick Axe Preacher. Tiny had his DooD Doode of the week which was a tear jerker as always. We had Coast to Coast hockey with Amber. The thing I was trying to explain about Ambers segment last night that I was unable to cause of the nature of our show is this Amber puts a lot of work into her segment & for that we are truely greatfull. The one thing me & Tiny do try to do(other than interrupt her) with The Hockey segment is to make sports talk a little more fun. Yes theres scores to go over & now we even have actualities(clips) to play to make it more of a “REAL” sports report BUT the thing we are trying to do is Fun it up a little. What gets lost in that is the hard work,time & effort that Amber puts in to her Coast To Coast Hockey. Thats what I wanted to clear up last night but hey thats what we have this blog thing for right?lol. Now, onto Pick Axe Preachers. This was a first for myself & Tiny as neither one of us nor Amber had any previous knowledge of the song being debuted. Usually in “radio” someone(whether its a producer or program director) gets an “advanced” copy of the song. Most debuts we’ve done I’ve already listened to the song 20 times by the air date of our show.There was NO ADVANCE LISTENING to what you heard last night. We heard it as you did. FOR THE FIRST TIME! Now normally I of all people am HIGHLY against this BUT after what I heard last night I was glad I was not aloud advance listening cause what you got was our spontaneous reaction. Theres nothing more genuine then that. We were given the oppurtunity to hear a couple more tracks from the fellas but “Angels In The Ground” is the debut single everyone will get to hear now. So if you missed all the fun,laughter & Todd Bertuzzi jokes you can listen again through the tapdetroit archive tab on the main page or just hit the link given below. Thanks again to the fellas from Pick Axe Preacher for coming & debuting their music with us. Funny how local bands know where to debut their music at! Tapdetroit.
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