The Witching Hour Blogcast Playlist for February 1, 2020, at

Welcome to the Witching Hour. This week we will be featuring great death metal bands who have visited Madison, Wis. over the years and hope to see them play again. If you are a local, regional or global death metal act and want to be added to our playlist, go to the Grin Reefer on Facebook and drop your video. We upload from Spotify as well. Happy Hauntings.


Our playlist for the week is as follows:

Note: The playlist will appear after the show airs Feb. 2.

Thank you for tuning in. We are a University of Wisconsin PTSD Communications Research endeavor. We hope you will listen to our show with an open ear to explore the pragmatic origins of death metal from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. CDT. You can do so by either clicking on the Clarion Radio icon on our Outpost 422 widgets section or by going to

Thank you to all who are serving our military across the globe. We hope you will use our show to flush out the infidels and scream along in times of crisis. Channeling dark energy through catharsis is a coping mechanism proven to work according to our research. We hope our outreach will give you the strength to reach out to the Veterans Crisis Line right away. Please download the PTSD Coach app as well. Please leave a comment below if you need to connect with someone right away.

Micawber Melts Faces at High Noon Saloon’s Wisconsin Metal Fest—The Witching Hour Review

By Bradley J. Burt

Madison, Wis.—High Noon Saloon featured one of the best metal bands hailing from the north winds who showed up to the Capitol Jan. 10 to melt faces and did. They are from Two Rivers, Wis. who call themselves “Micawber.”

Micawber put on an impressive show blowing away Madison-area bands. After sticking around for the headliner after the Micawber set, I headed for the door after the change over in disappointment. Madison dance metal could not hold their end of the social contract being featured by High Noon Saloon’s “Wisconsin Metal Fest.” Strike one goes to High Noon Saloon for hosting Madison mishaps. Being a metal band is about being the means to produce quality original musical bedlam, not modes of electronica and poorly tuned snares—totally not metal. Now Micawber, on the other hand, brought the metal.

WI metal fest

High Noon Saloon kicked out early birds who were forced to stand out in the elements as ice sheets came down.

  • Strike two for poor quality venue ethics. Buyer beware—show up on time if you plan to see any bands.
  • You will be spending the next day recovering from getting soaked in subzero temperatures.
  • High Noon Saloon scored a flawless victory for being a Madison-area metal fan adversary.

Micawber Merch table

Micawber started out the show working their merchandise table. Great dudes who interacted with fans. T-shirts were fairly priced and multi-colored that made for an incredible score to help continue funding the touring efforts of the band.

Fans can buy Micawber merch here.

Micawber tours the globe through national record label “Prosthetic Records.” Their fans brought the venue down with an all-out moshpit circle that engulfed those who were there to watch. Micawber is loved by fans on YouTube as well. Check out Youtubers who support them. Great group of dudes who melt faces with metal. Stop by and give them a shoutout on Facebook.

Micawber on Facebook can be found here.

The Witching Hour Micawber Review—the band, the myth, the legend.

Critics are everywhere. Fans of death metal are relentless. Musicians who play death metal are ruthless and aggressive when judging live performance. The Witching Hour takes on a different aspect by looking into songwriting from a cultural and pragmatic aspect versus live performance.

The sound at High Noon Saloon was weak and am not grading Micawber on sound. Strike Three for poor sound quality. The overhead speakers barely picked up the drums and guitars were hard to hear. Our scout was on the scene last night who went live via a smartphone where the Witching Hour first impression was taken.

The second review came from the use of a Go-Pro 4K. Again, the sound quality was subpar through overheads. High Noon’s subs were cutting out and made reviewing performance difficult. Micawber gets a blast beat 10/5 stars for making the audience circle pit the entire venue as a result of High Noon’s default.

  • Overcoming impossibility starts with fan interaction.
  • Bad sound always makes a first and lasting impression.
  • Micawber’s “Beyond the Reach of Flame (2018)” video and sound will be reviewed instead.
  • The band’s legendary status dispells myths death metal is dead.

The myth? Death metal is great for veterans who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Witching Hour seeks to survey vets who end up in the University of Wisconsin to collect communications research and Micawber is one of our featured experimental bands.

The Legend: If you are currently serving, take a minute to tune in and scream along when times of crisis arrive. Cultures use myth as a form of religious persecution.  The satanic and occult subversive and dismissive methods used by organized religion labels death metal bands as outcasts dismissing veteran adaptive aid in times of crisis. Vikings used catharsis and Norse legend to conquer in battle. Death metal is a pragmatic art and the Micawber legend definitely lives up to the face-melting religious prototype.

Micawber’s ax-wielding sweep picking mastery meets the listener’s ear with destroying double bass delivery. Micawber has been an amazing band from day one. The Wisconsin metal scene continues to thrive as a result of their efforts.

“Beyond the Reach of Flame (2018)” as a song in general masks the era of Wisconsin death metal prototypes found in the early years at the Rave’s Milwaukee Metal Fest. Micawber’s song-writing mastery exceeds the expectations of every death metal critic. Death metal musicians and their criticism can be harsh and brutal, which makes Micawber stand out even more. Micawber melts the face of every critic and will always be a featured band weekly on the Madison College server available for all who are serving across the globe.

The Wisconsin Metal Fest at High Noon Saloon was a low-cost show of an affordable ten dollars. Micawber was worth every cent. The venue sound, staff and booking were awful. The Madison-area bands did not bring the metal. If standing out in a blizzard to catch Wisconsin’s best metal act is your thing—by all means go to the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wis. to be treated like garbage and sit through ear bleeding electronica, poorly tuned snares and subs that cut in-and-out. Micawber made the trip out in the blizzard worth it and hope all continue to support this great band as they tour for Prosthetic Records.



The Witching Hour Kicks Off in January on Madison College Clarion Radio

The Madison College spring semester kicks off in two weeks along with a newly formatted show featuring Wisconsin death metal acts to entertain our troops who are checking in.

What is the Witching Hour? The Madison College Clarion Broadcast General Manager’s show sharing stories about being in the band, living up to the myth by being a legendary drummer at Appleton West High School class of ’93. We are creating a soundtrack for Documentary Storytelling through Blog-casting.

The Witching Hour Blog

The Witching Hour Blog-cast is a prototype for the Outpost 422 entry in the Madison College Challenge. We are pursuing our startups to write a documentary that interacts with our Facebook audience. The documentary will be called “Batshark—the Mike Fleury Story.”

We are assembling Wisconsin death metal musicians to pay their respects who will be session musicians for benefit shows through the Life is a Landmine Tour Mike Fleury helped get off the ground. The Witching Hour format selects songs from his favorite bands around Wisconsin.

Go to The Clarion Broadcast General Manager’s Facebook page and drop a comment requesting songs or giving a shout out to the troops here:


The Witching Hour

What can listeners expect? An in-depth overview of how death metal songs develop from prototypes from the ’90s commonly heard at Apple Emporium in Appleton, WI, which closed its doors never to be seen or heard from again, thus vanishing into a myth. Apple Emporium was a legendary place where teens gathered to play hacky sack and plan opportunities to explore the Necronomicon. Listeners can expect nothing short of the most brutal death metal being played on Saturdays from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. at

Do expect to hear masterpiece engineered music followed by stories of myths and legends. The Witching Hour also investigates what bands are playing in the Madison, WI, and Capitol area. Our first featured story talks about a Two Rivers, WI band who is being backed by a major record label called “Prosthetic Records.” The Witching Hour featured band “Micawber” will be sure to turn many heads as they develop as seasoned musicians and masters of their craft. Check out their video featured below:

Please do tune in and support the Wisconsin music scene. Our efforts across the state will be used for the University of Wisconsin communications research to end veteran suicide through a method called “warrior catharsis.” Screaming along with death metal cruising down the highway is therapeutic when panic sets in. Let out the frustration through channeling dark energies to turn critical moments around 180 degrees.

The Madison College Writing Center Helps Veterans Develop Essay and Editorial Voice

By Bradley J. Burt—Madison College Clarion General Manager of Broadcast—Consortium Student Through UW Whitewater

In August 2017, after taking a leap of faith, the decision was made to go back to school after completing therapy at the Madison VA. The VA introduced me to a new path in life with a new campus pilot program to guide me. There was only two weeks to register for school left and had to get off the pot.

Travis Seehaver at the Milwaukee Vocational Rehabilitation Office issued a dare to enroll in UW Madison.

Seehaver closed my case and laughed at me knowing the probability of getting into UW Madison at my age was impossible. Or was it? We 10th Mountain Divison climb to glory and accept every challenge with rigor and integrity with determination to succeed.

Madison College offers a 27-credit UW Madison transfer commitment requiring a minimum of a 2.7 GPA for admission. There is a method for veterans to get into to UW Madison and opened the door despite what Seehaver said. The allure of UW Madison wore off after a transfer pitch and a campus tour of UW Whitewater that landed me in a writing career as a journalist instead.

Madison College taught me early on to explore all avenues and that all paths lead to the University of Wisconsin through the UW Liberal Arts Transfer Program. Doors begin to open after meeting with advisors on campus. Transferring from Madison College to the university is easy. Writing is the first obstacle. Overcome Impossibility.

Outpost 422 was created to help the next veteran avoid making unnecessary mistakes due to walking into unforeseeable circumstances with academic writing. The professors at the Madison College Truax Writing Center kept me cool and collected in times of uncertainty and highly recommend new VITAL vets use this great service.

Outpost 422 and the “Overcome Impossibility” mission statement care only about one thing—veteran academic success. We carry each other in times of distress. Check-in with the Writing Center to track progress before crisis creates setbacks. The Writing Center also gauges students through feedback at the end of each session.

Are you new to Madison College and need help with academic forms of writing? Look no further.
  • The Student Achievement Center on the Second Floor will assist you.
  • Outpost 422 is a group of veterans of the University of Wisconsin looking out for you to reach out to anytime.
  • Using the Writing Center is free to help you develop a system.
  • Writing is our method of combating PTSD.
  • Welcome to our campus guided tour.

Professors also recommend using the UW Madison online writing center for students who intend on transferring. I found MLA and APA resources available after hours were extremely helpful. UW Madison Writing Center online offers every outlet imaginable for all forms of academic writing used by Madison College professors.

The UW Madison Writing Center Website is also a helpful writing source. Click here.

The Madison College Library accompanies academic writers looking for research resources outside of the Writing Center.

  • Plagiarism and grammatical errors irritate professors who grade academic writing.
  • Progress pays huge dividends.
  • Don’t risk putting your reputation in jeopardy.
  • Get to the Writing Center. That’s an order.

Going back to school at 42-years-old was not on the list of potential career changes. Academic writing felt like getting on a tricycle after spending twenty years working in manufacturing and construction. Overcoming old age along with overwhelming fear of writing essays for assignments made matters worse. That was until I found support from the Writing Center.

The Writing Center delivers sound advice and will walk veterans through their writing process every step of the way. The Writing Center is the key to opening the treasure chest lock full of writing development resources for overcoming impossibility available to veterans in times of academic crisis.


Grammarly was a short cut I discovered that cut my anxiety in half. Downloading Grammarly cuts anxiety in half when the Writing Center is closed. Grammarly offers plagiarism checks and document scanning. Taking advantage of outside sources develops tenacity to tackle assignments free from fear. Grammarly is worth every cent.

Utilizing Grammarly helped develop a strong writing voice. Every time a new assignment was issued by a professor my excitement replaced my anxiety knowing Grammarly would help map out the areas of improvement. Professors commented on papers on how impressed they were with my progress. Grammarly was a life-saving device through plagiarism checks as well. Knowing the work being turned in was 100 percent authentic made stress disappear instantly.


Professors seek one main key ingredient: Active writing voice. The Madison VA Speech Therapy services helped me overcome my writing fear due to terminal brain injury that was causing my anxiety.

I was taught to write Subject-Object-Verb through News Writing for Media at UW Whitewater Fall 2019 semester, which would have helped me grasp in the beginning. Active writing voice practice sheets are available through the Writing Center upon request and strongly recommend all aspiring writers to practice often.

Veterans who enroll at Madison College should visit the Writing Center once-a-week as a rule of thumb. Your success depends on your ability to impress your professor. Utilizing the Writing Center will open new opportunities.


Setting up an appointment is fast and easy. In order to utilize the Writing Center, a student must reserve a time slot. Professors prefer students to meet with a professor at the Writing Center rather than a peer. Rough drafts and brainstorms start the writing process. Feel free to meet with a peer during the rough draft process. Making an appointment is easy. Please follow the YouTube above to make an appointment. All are invited to leave comments for new students to help out our Wolfpack community stay academically fit and lead the nation in being awesome.