Cause and Effect presents:

“I’ve gone through three changes- I thought I was a Christian then I was the devil then the third one, where I know who I am you know I feel like I’m an alien.” –Roky Erickson

 

Today’s Cause & Effect is dedicated to the Evil One, Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson (July 15, 1947 – May 31, 2019). Founding member and the leader of the 13th Floor Elevators and pioneer of psychedelic rock. When asked in the 60’s to define this new genre, he replied, “It’s where the pyramid meets the eye.” Far out, man.

We’ll take a trip together and discover the humble beginnings of Roky Erickson from his upbringing in Austin, Texas to his mind-expanding awakening in San Francisco in the early 60s. After a few years of intense psychedelic drug experimentation, he was hospitalized in a mental asylum in Rusk, Texas. For the next several decades he struggled with mental health, but finally turned a corner with the help of his younger brother. He made the comeback of a lifetime in the early-mid 2000s, performing and touring regularly before his death in 2019.

Roky Erickson was a beautiful, strange, lost soul who left a mind-altering impression on countless  musicians, mystics, aliens, and teenagers alike. All hail, The Evil One!

 

Fangs in the dazed moonlight
Blood never touches my lips
A red demon never sips

“I Think of Demons”

by Roky Erickson and the Aliens

5 works by psych elder statesman Roky Erickson you need to know

440 October 31st, 2020

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Metal Box presents:

11pm eastern standard time WRIR LP 97.3FM Richmond Independent Radio…..www.wrir.org “METAL BOX” presents a night of HALLOWEEN 🎃 HORROR scores and also showcasing new single “Midnight Massacre” by THE NEURO FARM!!! Get ready for a raining SPOOKY night of creepy dark music!!!

214 October 29th, 2020

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Metal Box presents:

“METAL BOX” presents GRETEL & HANSEL a grim fairy tale score composed by ROB. Also heavy metal/horror hard rock group LORDI with their new album “KILLECTION”…plus…Darkwave/postpunk/Gothic rock artist THIS COLD NIGHT with new E.P. “Black Cherry”…and industrial metal band HANZEL UND GRETYL with newest album “Satanik Germanik”…A night of wicked witch horror and dark creatures of the night…black metal, death metal, industrial metal, goth, darkwave, doom metal, heavy metal, 80’s heavy metal and horror metal…

214 January 30th, 2020

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Metal Box presents:

11pm eastern standard time tonight on WRIR LP 97.3FM Richmond Independent Radio www.wrir.org “METAL BOX” presents…score for KONG:SKULL ISLAND composed by Henry Jackman…also showcasing local Richmond, Va. Slam metal/monkey metal band BANANASLAMA!!! And Wisconsin Industrial/electronic artist AREA-715 new single!!! No Monkey business tonight!!!💀🏝️🦍🐵🦍🏝️💀 TIME TO SLAM HARD with brutal death metal, black metal, grindcore, industrial, goth rock and Doom metal!!! And also some 80’s HEAVY METAL!!!

214 January 24th, 2020

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight is a killer night with local Norfolk, Va. Post-punk/goth artist THE PURGE supporting new album “HONESTY”, as I interview him. Plus score to horror/drama film HORNS composed by Robin Coudert. Going to be a AMAZING night of music and talking music!!!

214 November 14th, 2019

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight on METAL BOX I will be playing score from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller/slasher film “PSYCHO”…plus special interview with darkwave, dark electronic group THE RUSSIAN WHITE(PA) with their new album and new music from PLVGUES(WI). Plus 80’s, 90’s, heavy metal, goth, industrial, darkwave, punk, post-punk and horror movie scores. It’s going to be a night of spooky KILLER AWESOME music!!! All Happy Hallows Eve!!!

214 October 31st, 2019

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Metal Box presents:

 

Filling in and filling up your heads with horror punk.

@pndwrir

 

 

159 July 25th, 2019

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight on METAL BOX I will be playing score from horror/sci-fi 1986 movie TerrorVision and horror/thriller 1991 movie People Under The Stairs. ..plus showcasing experimental/industrial/dark electronic band ManifestIV (TX/CA) and industrial rock/metal artist SKOLD (CA)…Rockin’ both of their newest albums!!! Get ready for your airwaves to be attacked by Martians!!! As we have a creepy time under the stairs. ..

214 April 19th, 2019

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight I will be playing score from1983 sci-fi/horror movie XTRO composed by Harry Bromley Davenport and also score from horror movie THE CHURCH composed by  Goblin and Keith Morrison. Showcasing  Darkwave/electronic/ebm  group Cold Choir(NC), witchhouse/dark electronic/post-industrial artist PLVGUES(WI), darkwave/electronic/goth artist Ghastly Shadows(RI) and heavy metal/earth rock band GREEN LUNG(London)…Things are going to get creeping and wicked tonight!

214 April 12th, 2019

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Metal Box presents:

Tonight on METAL BOX  I will be playing score from the 2002 horror movie “DOG SOLDIERS”, composed by Mark Thomas. Plus playing a ton of different styles heavy metal!!! GET READY TO START RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE…m

214 April 5th, 2019

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