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A weekly look at the Top 15 hard rock songs that are featured on the SiriusXM Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown.

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 8-16-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 8-16-14.

The 8-16-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “All Rise” – WOVENWAR

#14 –  “Reincarnate” – MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

#13 –  “Darker Side Of The Moon” – OTHERWISE

#12 –  “Hater” - KORN

#11 –  “Skeletons” – HEARTIST

#10 –  “Breaking Skin” – NONPOINT

# 9 –   “Hunter Eats Hunter” - CHEVELLE

# 8 –   “The Negative One” – SLIPKNOT

# 7 –   “1000hp” – GODSMACK

# 6 –   “Villainy Thrives” – TRIVIUM

# 5 –   “Respect” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 4 –   “The Last One Alive” - DEMON HUNTER

# 3 –   “Room To Breathe” –  YOU ME AT SIX

# 2 –    “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Nonpoint – “Breaking Skin”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Wovenwar – “All Rise”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Trivium – “Villainy Thrives”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Seether – “Words As Weapons”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 8-9-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 8-9-14.

The 8-9-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “The Negative One” – SLIPKNOT

#14 –  “Born This Way” – THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

#13 –  “Reincarnate” – MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

#12 –  “Darker Side Of The Moon” - OTHERWISE

#11 –  “Skeletons” – HEARTIST

#10 –  “Respect” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 9 –   “Drown” - THEORY OF A DEADMAN

# 8 –   “Hater” – KORN

# 7 –   “Villainy Thrives” – TRIVIUM

# 6 –   “Hunter Eats Hunter” – CHEVELLE

# 5 –   “The Last One Alive” – DEMON HUNTER

# 4 –   “Words As Weapons” - SEETHER

# 3 –   “1000hp” –  GODSMACK

# 2 –    “Room To Breathe” – YOU ME AT SIX

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Trivium – “Villainy Thrives”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Seether – “Words As Weapons”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 8-2-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 8-2-14.

The 8-2-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Hunter Eats Hunter” – CHEVELLE

#14 –  “Skeletons” – HEARTIST

#13 –  “Reincarnate” – MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

#12 –  “Dog On A Leash” - ADELITA’S WAY

#11 –  “Would You Still Be There” – OF MICE & MEN

#10 –  “Villainy Thrives” – TRIVIUM

# 9 –   “Drown” - THEORY OF A DEADMAN

# 8 –   “Take The Bullets Away” – WE AS HUMAN (Featuring Lacey Sturm)

# 7 –   “Respect” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 6 –   “Pittsburgh” – THE AMITY AFFLICTION

# 5 –   “1000hp” – GODSMACK

# 4 –   “Room To Breathe” - YOU ME AT SIX

# 3 –   “The Last One Alive” –  DEMON HUNTER

# 2 –    “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Seether – “Words As Weapons”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 7-26-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 7-26-14.

The 7-26-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Darker Side Of The Moon” – OTHERWISE

#14 –  “Skeletons” – HEARTIST

#13 –  “Reincarnate” – MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

#12 –  “Dog On A Leash” - ADELITA’S WAY

#11 –  “Respect” – DEVOUR THE DAY

#10 –  “Pittsburgh” – THE AMITY AFFLICTION

# 9 –   “1000hp” - GODSMACK

# 8 –   “Would You Still Be There” – OF MICE & MEN

# 7 –   “Drown” – THEORY OF A DEADMAN

# 6 –   “The Last One Alive” – DEMON HUNTER

# 5 –   “Room To Breathe” – YOU ME AT SIX

# 4 –   “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” - HELLYEAH

# 3 –   “Take The Bullets Away” –  WE AS HUMAN (Featuring Lacey Sturm)

# 2 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

# 1 –    “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Seether – “Words As Weapons”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 7-19-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 7-19-14.

The 7-19-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Drown” – THEORY OF A DEADMAN

#14 –  “World On Fire” – SLASH (Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators)

#13 –  “Skeletons” – HEARTIST

#12 –  “Carnivore” - STARSET

#11 –  “1000hp” – GODSMACK

#10 –  “Would You Still Be There” – OF MICE & MEN

# 9 –   “Bloody Angel” - AVATAR

# 8 –   “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” – HELLYEAH

# 7 –   “The Last One Alive” – DEMON HUNTER

# 6 –   “Pittsburgh” – THE AMITY AFFLICTION

# 5 –   “Take The Bullets Away” – WE AS HUMAN (Featuring Lacey Sturm)

# 4 –   “Painkiller” - THREE DAYS GRACE

# 3 –   “Room To Breathe” –  YOU ME AT SIX

# 2 –    “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Slash (Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) – “World On Fire”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Seether – “Words As Weapons”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Three Days Grace – “Painkiller”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Avatar – “Bloody Angel”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 7-12-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 7-12-14.

The 7-12-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.

#15 –  “World On Fire” – SLASH (Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators)

#14 –  “Skeletons” – HEARTIST

#13 –  “Hater” – KORN

#12 –  “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” - HELLYEAH

#11 –  “Hunter Eats Hunter” – CHEVELLE

#10 –  “1000hp” – GODSMACK

# 9 –   “Carnivore” - STARSET

# 8 –   “Torn To Pieces” – POP EVIL

# 7 –   “Would You Still Be There” – OF MICE & MEN

# 6 –   “Painkiller” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 5 –   “Take The Bullets Away” – WE AS HUMAN (Featuring Lacey Sturm)

# 4 –   “Room To Breathe” - YOU ME AT SIX

# 3 –   “The Last One Alive” –  DEMON HUNTER

# 2 –    “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Slash (Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) – “World On Fire”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Seether – “Words As Weapons”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Three Days Grace – “Painkiller”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Pop Evil – “The Onyx Trilogy”: Hard Rock Daddy Video Review

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 7-5-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 7-5-14.

The 7-5-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.

#15 –  “Skeletons” – HEARTIST

#14 –  “High Road” – MASTODON

#13 –  “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” – HELLYEAH

#12 –  “Carnivore” - STARSET

#11 –  “Pittsburgh” – THE AMITY AFFLICTION

#10 –  “Hunter Eats Hunter” – CHEVELLE

# 9 –   “Hater” - KORN

# 8 –   “Would You Still Be There” – OF MICE & MEN

# 7 –   “1000hp” – GODSMACK

# 6 –   “Painkiller” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 5 –   “Room To Breathe” – YOU ME AT SIX

# 4 –   “The Last One Alive” - DEMON HUNTER

# 3 –   “Torn To Pieces” –  POP EVIL

# 2 –    “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Seether – “Words As Weapons”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Three Days Grace – “Painkiller”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Pop Evil – “The Onyx Trilogy”: Hard Rock Daddy Video Review

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs: January 2014 – June 2014

Octane Big 'Uns Countdown - Top 15 Songs - January 2014 to June 2014

To paraphrase Aerosmith, “half the year is in books written pages,” so the time has come to look back on the Top 15 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs for the first half of 2014.

2013 was a stellar year for hard rock music, and 2014 is shaping up to be just as good, if not better.  While a number of the top Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown songs for the first half of 2014 were actually released in 2013, in recent weeks, songs released this year are starting to make a real impact, and should have a big presence in the year-end recap.

Each week, Hard Rock Daddy features a recap of the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown.  Since its launch in March of 2013, HRD has become the go-to destination for Octane fans to track both current and archived recaps of the countdown, in addition to each week’s playlist, which is also featured on the Hard Rock Daddy Network.

Tracking the Big ‘Uns Countdown from the first week of January of this year to the last week of June, HardRockDaddy.com has created a unique formula to rank the songs heard on the countdown.

The following 15 songs have made the biggest impact in the first half of 2014.  Click on any hyperlink to read Hard Rock Daddy reviews of the song/band.

 

 

[1] “Stardust”Gemini Syndrome

The top song of the year has had a somewhat puzzling run on the Big ‘Uns Countdown.  It was featured on the countdown for the first 20 weeks of the year, spending several weeks at #1, and never dropping below #4, before inexplicably dropping off the countdown entirely and never returning.

 

 

[2] “My Demons”Starset

In recent weeks, Starset’s song “Carnivore” has started to make an impact, however “My Demons” is the song that put them on the Octane map, having spent the first 22 weeks of the year on the countdown.  Aside from the first few weeks of the year, the song was a mainstay in the top 5, peaking at #1, before also having an inexplicable drop off of the countdown entirely.

 

 

[3] “Love The Way You Hate Me”Like A Storm

It’s safe to say that Like A Storm is the only band on the list with a song that features a didgeridoo.  Then again, they are also the only band from New Zealand making an impact on the countdown.  “Love The Way You Hate Me” has been a mainstay on the countdown.  Before dropping off this week, the song had spent 24 consecutive weeks on the Big ‘Uns Countdown, peaking for several weeks in the #1 position.

 

 

[4] “Torn To Pieces”Pop Evil

Onyx has been a huge album for Pop Evil when it comes to being represented on the countdown.  Following in the footsteps of “Trenches” and “Deal With The Devil,” “Torn To Pieces” is the latest song to become a Big ‘Uns Countdown fixture.  The song has spent the past 14 weeks on the countdown, peaking at #1 and spending several weeks in the top 5.

 

 

[5] “Shepherd Of Fire”Avenged Sevenfold

Saying that Avenged Sevenfold is revered on Octane would be a tremendous understatement.  The title track off of Hail To The King basically owned the Big ‘Uns Countdown in 2013, and the two follow-up singles have spent significant time on the countdown in 2014.  During the first 14 weeks of the year, “Shepherd Of Fire” took over for “Hail To The King,” peaking at #1 before yielding to “This Means War” in the 15th week of 2014.

 

 

[6] “Strife”Trivium

“Strife” has had perhaps the most puzzling run on the countdown.  After its initial 4-week run, it dropped off for a week then returned for a five-week run before dropping off for two weeks.  Making a striking re-entry, the first week back on the countdown (after a two-week hiatus), “Strife” reached its peak position at #1.  It spent three more weeks on the countdown before dropping off permanently.

 

 

[7] “Would You Still Be There”Of Mice & Men

The first song in the Top 15 from a 2014 album release, “Would You Still Be There” has been a juggernaut in recent weeks.  With the exception of one week, the song has been featured on the Big ‘Uns Countdown for the past 18 weeks, reaching its peak position this week at #3.

 

 

[8] “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – Nothing More

Anyone who has listened to Octane in the past week or so has definitely heard the push that they are making for Nothing More (an Octane Accelerator band).  In addition to replaying their fascinating interview throughout the week, the station has also been playing several songs off of the band’s self-titled label release, which just came out last week.  “This Is The Time (Ballast)” has come on like gangbusters, spending the past six weeks in the top 5, and the past three weeks in the #1 position.  Unless the song gets replaced on the countdown by a follow-up single, this may end up being the song of the year on the Big ‘Uns Countdown by the time December rolls around.

 

 

[9] “This Means War”Avenged Sevenfold

As was previously mentioned, “This Means War” took over where “Shepherd Of Fire” left off.  After an 11-week run, the last six of which were spent in the top 5, A7X finally dropped off of the countdown.  The song spent two weeks in the #1 position during its run.  As the only band with two songs in the Top 15, A7X and Big ‘Uns Countdown have become synonymous.  This week is the first week in a long time that they weren’t represented on the countdown at all.

 

 

[10] “House Of The Rising Sun”Five Finger Death Punch

Like a handful of other bands, Five Finger Death Punch has been well-represented on the Big ‘Uns Countdown over the past year or so.  “House Of The Rising Sun” enjoyed a 13-week run over the course of 14 weeks on the countdown.  While it didn’t dominate the countdown the way that “Lift Me Up” (featuring Rob Halford) did, the song peaked at #5, a similar path to the one taken by the second single (“Battle Born”) off of FFDP’s epic double album – The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell (volumes 1&2).

 

 

[11] “Immortal”Eve To Adam

“Immortal” finished 2013 strong and carried the momentum into 2014 with a 13-week run on the countdown, peaking in the #3 position.

 

 

[12] “Dead But Rising”Volbeat

Volbeat is another band that always seems to be represented on the Big ‘Uns Countdown.  While not as impactful as the previous singles off of Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (“Hangman’s Body Count” and “Lola Montez”), “Dead But Rising” enjoyed a 14-week run over the course of 17 weeks, peaking in the #2 position.

 

 

[13] “Weak”Seether

In a somewhat unorthodox move, Seether featured “Weak” (from their new release Isolate and Medicate) on their “best of” album 2002-2013 in the fall of last year.  The first “official” single from the new album, “Words As Weapons” has been making a big impact on the countdown as of late, but before it entered the Big ‘Uns Countdown, “Weak” had a 14-week run and peaked in the #4 position.  “Words As Weapons” looks to have an even stronger run, and will likely be one of the top songs of the year when all is said and done.

 

 

[14] “Always”Killswitch Engage

Like Eve To Adam’s “Immortal,” Killswitch Engage’s “Always” carried its 2013 momentum into a 12-week run at the beginning of 2014.  The follow-up song to “In Due Time” peaked in the #4 position.

 

 

[15] “Painkiller” Three Days Grace

In one of the most surprising band departures in recent memory, Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace’s former frontman), parted ways with the band just as they were about to embark upon a tour in support of their hit album, Transit Of Venus.  With the tour already booked, Three Days Grace turned to My Darkest Days frontman, Matt Walst (TDG bassist Brad Walst’s brother) to front the band.  Shortly after the tour, Matt was named the permanent replacement for Gontier.  The band will be releasing a new album later this year.  The first single off of the album, “Painkiller,” has spent 9 of the past 11 weeks on the Big ‘Uns Countdown (peaking in the #3 position).

 

Check out 6 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs to Watch as we move into the second half of the year (below the Top 15 Playlist – January 2014 – June 2014)…

 

  1. “Pittsburgh”The Amity Affliction (8 consecutive weeks, peaked in the #8 position)

 

  1. “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)”Hellyeah (6 out of 7 weeks, peaked in the #7 position)

 

  1. “All Rise”Wovenwar (3 consecutive weeks, peaked in the #11 position)

 

  1. “Room To Breathe”You Me At Six (3 weeks total, peaked in the #4 position)

 

  1. “1000hp”Godsmack (past 2 weeks, peaked in the #6 position)

 

  1. “Bloody Angel”Avatar (past 2 weeks, peaked in the #13 position)

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 6-28-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 6-28-14.

The 6-28-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.

#15 –  “High Road” – MASTODON

#14 –  “Hater” – KORN

#13 –  “Bloody Angel” – AVATAR

#12 –  “Denial” - WE ARE HARLOT

#11 –  “All Rise” – WOVENWAR

#10 –  “Carnivore” – STARSET

# 9 –   “Hunter Eats Hunter” - CHEVELLE

# 8 –   “Pittsburgh” – THE AMITY AFFLICTION

# 7 –   “Painkiller” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 6 –   “1000hp” – GODSMACK

# 5 –   “Room To Breathe” – YOU ME AT SIX

# 4 –   “Torn To Pieces” - POP EVIL

# 3 –   “Would You Still Be There” –  OF MICE & MEN

# 2 –    “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Wovenwar – “All Rise”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Three Days Grace – “Painkiller”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Avatar – “Bloody Angel”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Pop Evil – “The Onyx Trilogy”: Hard Rock Daddy Video Review

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 6-21-14

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 6-21-14.

The 6-21-14 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.

#15 –  “Wastelands” – LINKIN PARK

#14 –  “The Last One Alive” – DEMON HUNTER

#13 –  “Bloody Angel” – AVATAR

#12 –  “All Rise” - WOVENWAR

#11 –  “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” – HELLYEAH

#10 –  “Pittsburgh” – THE AMITY AFFLICTION

# 9 –   “1000hp” – GODSMACK

# 8 –   “Love The Way You Hate Me” – LIKE A STORM

# 7 –   “Painkiller” – THREE DAYS GRACE

# 6 –   “Would You Still Be There” – OF MICE & MEN

# 5 –   “This Means War” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 4 –   “Room To Breathe” - YOU ME AT SIX

# 3 –   “Words As Weapons” – SEETHER

# 2 –    “Torn To Pieces” – POP EVIL

# 1 –    “This Is The Time (Ballast)” – NOTHING MORE

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Nothing More – “Nothing More”: Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Wovenwar – “All Rise”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Three Days Grace – “Painkiller”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Avatar – “Bloody Angel”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Like A Storm – “Gangster’s Paradise”: Hard Rock Daddy Review

Avenged Sevenfold – “Hail To The King”:  Hard Rock Daddy Album Review

Pop Evil – “The Onyx Trilogy”: Hard Rock Daddy Video Review

Top 30 Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Songs of 2013

Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown Archives

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