When you think of the target audience for public radio, you’re probably imagining a Prius-driving, overeducated vegan that listens to The Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, or whatever Pitchfork tells them to. That’s why we were pleasantly surprised to find New York City public radio station WNYC not only flirting with metal, but embracing it by streaming a full length Immolation concert from a the band’s first club show in seven years.
The Daily Swarm brought it to our attention that the band’s July 28th show at the Studio at Webster Hall, part of the very awesome Blackened Music Series, was streaming as part of their “No Cover” series. Other shows in the series, like The Magnetic Fields, Meshell Ndegeocello and Bear In Heaven, seem a lot more public radio-ready than a Yonkers death metal institution that’s been around for 20 years. So kudos to WNYC for potentially terrifying listeners whose idea of edgy music is Broken Bells.