This Friday’s Guest DJ: R.A.R. (Robert Anthony Robinson Band)

R.A.R. left to right: David Kendall, Brian Mc Grew, Robert Anthony Robinson and Chris Olney.
R.A.R. left to right: David Kendall, Brian Mc Grew, Robert Anthony Robinson and Chris Olney - Photo by Krishta Photography

R.A.R. (Robert Anthony Robinson Band) is an American Metal band hailing from the Pacific Northwest cities of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. The band delivers a dynamic range of heavy melodic groove with a ton of soulful vocals and shred guitars. All those elements together produce a new genre they call “Soul Metal”.

The lineup consisting of guitarist/singer/songwriter Robert Anthony Robinson, bass player Chris Olney, drummer David Kendall and guitarist Brian Mc Grew completed R.A.R.’s second release just before the pandemic hit. The wait is over and they’re finally ready to unveil the Truth!

On the Guest DJ Show this Friday, the 4 members of R.A.R. (Robert Anthony Robinson Band) will each play their favorite and/or inspirational music tracks. After their playlist, we’ll play a handful of tracks off their latest release, Truth.

The Friday Guest DJ Hour Show airs at the following times:

15:00 and 21:00 Central Europe
9:00 am and 3:00 pm US East Coast
6:00 am and 12:00 pm US West Coast

Find ways to tune in here.


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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