This Friday’s Guest DJ: OFFICER X

Officer X band photo

This Friday’s Guest DJ is from the Boston based quartet Officer X . The band is a spirited throwback to the glory days of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, where soaring eagles fly high and swords cut deep. Inspired by the New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal that combines the majesty of Maiden, the dream world of Dio, and the power of Priest, Officer X harnesses the anthemic music that shaped us from the very beginning as a means to blast an exciting new path forward.

Officer X has unleashed their debut album Hell Is Coming! “We are listening to these recordings again after a long break, and it’s good stuff,” admits van Stoli. “There’s a side of the band that people haven’t heard yet, and it will be great to get that feedback. One of the best things about it is that it sets us up to finalize a new batch of tunes. We have progressed as musicians and songwriters in the last few years, and I am excited about where we are going.”

On the Guest DJ Show this Friday, vocalist/guitarist Rodrigo van Stoli of Officer X will each play 10 of his favorite Hard Rock/Heavy Metal songs for you. After his playlist, we’ll play a handful of tracks off their latest release, Hell Is Coming.

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.

While you wait check out the official video for “Hellfire” from the album Hell Is Coming.


  • 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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