LiVECAST: The Music Plant Zone 105 – Sound Check with The Blast Processors

Ya know, that tab is called “Videos and Podcasts” for a reason! Time to put the latter half of the title to good use!

Folks, welcome to The Music Plant Zone, SEGASonic:Radio’s remix-centric LiVECAST, taking up the mantle for BlitzChris’ Blitz n’ Pieces. Essentially integrating Sound Test Saturdays, and The Sound Check on occasion, into a one hour Saturday show, that time is spent highlighting various Sonic, SEGA, and other remixes and original tracks put together by the community.


Last night, I’ve had the honour to interview the Toronto-based SEGA music cover band called The Blast Processors, who have recently released their first EP via Bandcamp. Claiming to have come from the year 2101 in the middle of a civil war (a ripple effect of the Nintendo vs. SEGA Console War), the band is composed of Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive, Saturn, and The Menacer, and specializes in rock music.

You can check out The Sound Check with the Blast Processors for yourself in the Depository, where we spent most of the time discussing their EP, MAGFest hopes, an upcoming album possibly slated for release by the end of the year, the Worlds Collide Sonic and Mega Man comic crossover, and, as Team Reaverbot, their Mega Man 25th fan game, the interview sprinkled with lots and lots of Seaman.

Also included in this Sound Check are the four tunes of their EP: The Last Stand of Dr. Ivo Robotnik (Death Egg Robot of Sonic 2 fame), Sonic Boom, For Family Slain (played live as a tribute to Golden Axe), and Casualties of War (Flying Battery Zone with the Sonic & Knuckles mini-boss theme)!

Support the band by purchasing the EP (for only $3 CAD, mere pocket change!), following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook. To those in the area, The Blast Processors are planning some gigs not too far off in the future, so it’d be advisable to keep track!

On a related note, one of the band members also put together a free of charge Worlds Collide-themed album, where 6 select tunes from both Sonic and Mega Man franchises are redone in the opposite’s musical style! You can also download the OST of Mega Man 25th there.

Don’t forget to check out the new SEGASonic:Radio page for the station’s complete schedule. Expect a bigger SS:R presence on the site, to be phased out over the coming weeks!

SEGASonic:Radio Relaunches June 14th


We’ve shut down for maintenance, we’ve sought some fresh blood, we’ve got ourselves a new crew, and we’ve worked pretty damn hard behind the scenes to prepare the best Sonic-themed radio experience.

Thus, at long last, we are ready. Maintenance time is finally over, because SEGASonic:Radio is returning for good this very week!

For starters, as some keen-eyed visitors of TSS have noticed, adding a certain word in the address bar led to a brand new page, where everything is all bright and green! To likely be added underneath the Media Tab, SS:R has gained its own mini-site, which includes the complete schedule, and streamchatroom, Twitter and Facebook links. DJs will also soon be able to post updates via the front page when episodes of their recent shows are uploaded into the Archive. A few further surprises should roll out over the coming weeks, but I’ll keep mum on those in the meantime… though I could say that the site will become more SS:R friendly as updates go along~!

So, how big of a relaunch are we talking about? Well… SEGASonic:Radio now has a line-up of eight shows – yikes, that’s just about a show every single day! Two returning shows, one taken aboard, and five premieres on this very station! What do we got?

Shows in Season

groove.Rush – Blizooka and Kirbopher
Mondays at 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT; Tuesdays at 1am GMT
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The Super Power Flower Hour – FTA and Smoovies
Tuesdays at 4pm PDT, 7pm EDT; Wednesdays at 12am GMT
YouTube – iTunes

Insert Show with DJ EAR – DJ EAR
Wednesdays at 3pm PDT, 6pm EDT, 11pm GMT

Club Rouge – Shadsy
Thursdays at 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT; Fridays at 1am GMT

Turbo Drive Live – Turbo
Fridays at 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm GMT

The Kickass Kawaii Show with Edo – Edobean
Fridays at 2pm PDT, 5pm EDT, 10pm GMT

The Music Plant Zone – VizardJeffhog
Saturdays at 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT; Sundays at 1am GMT

A/V Hijack – Biafra Republic
Sundays at 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm GMT

I know. Wow.

With all of this said and done, the party resumes this Friday, June 14th. Tune in to Turbo on the ongoing Turbo Drive Live, followed by The Kickass Kawaii Show with Edo …with Edobean! From then on, the schedule rolls as slated above: yours truly on Saturday, Biafra on Sunday, Liz and Kirb on Monday, etc… and with E3 going on, we’ll all likely have lots to talk about! Be sure to tune in!

UPDATE: The Super Power Flower Hour might not be airing next Tuesday due to persisting computer difficulties on FTA’s end. Unless otherwise stated, there might not be a TSPFH broadcast until these troubles are sorted out. A warning from the guy himself!

UPDATE 2: I lost the ability to read a calendar properly. The 14th is what I meant!

SEGASonic:Radio 9 Hour Livecast for TSSMA12 – Saturday 4pm GMT

While the core of SEGASonic:Radio is still undergoing refurbishment, tradition marches on from last year as the next Sonic Stadium Music Album approaches! And you know what that means?

Around this time last year, SS:R Bossman BlitzChris streamed the entirety of the 2011 album before its release, the show having clocked in around 2 to 3 hours to a very excitable audience. In December, I teased with a 1 hour preview of the upcoming album during the SS:R Christmas Blast. By the Livecast, it clocked in at around 4 hours…

Since then, the fun has been doubled.

Clear your schedules, fake sick for work, and nestle yourself nice and comfy-like in the safety of your own home, for The Sonic Stadium Music Adventure 2012 will be streamed in its entirety this Saturday at 4pm, GMT! The 140+ track megalith behemoth of a compilation will air on SEGASonic:Radio’s The Music Plant Zone, with me as your gracious host!

The album itself clocks in at around 8 hours, split down into 10 discs!

See you all in the chatroom on Saturday!