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Mandy & Dario Focus on Extreme Metal

Mandy and DarioFocus on Extreme Metal is a bi-weekly show focusing on all things dark, brutal and extreme.
This fast paced show features ton of music, captivating discussion, interviews, latest news headlines, reviews of the latest releases and plenty of segments from contributing metalheads.
Focus On Extreme MetalJoin the Extreme Pair of Dario Sycco and Mandy Delamuerte as they dive deep into the dark, complex and technical aspects of death, black, grind and generally extreme forms of metal. Expect the unexpected with offbeat humor and intelligent, hot and explicit nature of this show. Focus on Extreme Metal is not for the faint of heart, only for those who enjoy the darkest, heaviest, fastest and least conventional side of metal.

On January 15, 2011, Mandy and Dario have signed a three year deal. This means we are going to be providing you with new podcasts until at least 2014.


Focus on Extreme Metal is part of Focus on Metal Network.
Network consists of Focus on Extreme Metal and Focus on Classic Metal.

Dario Sycco

Mandy DelamuerteI was born in a small town at the border of Poland and Czech Republic.
My introduction to metal came through a few friends at school back in 1982.
I begun by listening to AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Accept. By mid-80s I discovered Celtic Frost, Destruction, Sepultura and Death. There was no turning back. Second wave of death metal followed with Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, soon after that I got introduced and fell in love with the sick sounds of Carcass and Napalm Death. In the early 90s I started a grindcore band called Eulogy. My love for metal continued throughout the 90s with the likes of Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, Suffocation and countless more. In '94 I formed Multichaos, a band I am the only member of. In late 90s I got seriously interested in Swedish Gothenburg movement with In Flames and At the Gates at the top of my list. As the new millennium approached my musical horizons broadened by including progressive metal and some symphonic metal as well.
In 2006 I created an internet podcast called Radioactive Metal which is still going strong. In the early 2010 I left Radioactive Metal to concentrate on new Multichaos album as well as bringing Focus on Metal to life.

I am a dedicated metalhead who is interested in extreme forms of metal that rely on technical abilities as well as metal that has a very organic feel and execution. I'm as much of a fan of Brain Drill or Necrophagist as I am of Dream Theater or Porcupine Tree. I'm a huge fan of instrumental music especially Satriani, Gilbert, Friedman or Petrucci.
I'm not interested in a lot of metalcore or modern, overproduced and synthetic sounding metal. I am always open to hearing new and exciting bands, if you think there is something I should hear, let me know, be assured that I Focus on Metal.

Mandy Delamuerte

Mandy DelamuerteI was born in the Southwest area of the US. I've lived in various places in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. I have one daughter and many pets; a fat bastard cat, a painted turtle, and a corn snake at home, and a giant Russian bearded dragon on loan to a brother to breed. I love to cook & bake, I love zombies & horror movies, and I work out religiously- mainly to ensure I can escape during the zombie apocalypse.

I've enjoyed harder music since I was very young, being into ass rock & glam since the 3rd grade. I progressed from ass & glam into metal, falling in love with Megadeth, Exodus, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies and early Metallica. It was all down hill from there, being introduced to Metal Church, Slayer, and Deicide I made my way to the darker, and harder side of life. And that's where I happily reside.
I prefer listening to Death and black metal, depending on my mood. I lean more towards the pagan, folk, and atmospheric, doom, funeral styles of black metal than the more well known styles like Behemoth & Dimmu Borgir.

I don't play any instruments or sing, but I appreciate the hard work, talent and creativity that goes into making this music. I particularly like the drums & vocals, and these are two things that can either make or break the band for me. I'm very opinionated, and if you disagree I'd love to know why & hear your thoughts. Have something you think I'll love (or hate), send it my way and I'll let you know my thoughts. My true focus is on metal.