MOSH (previously Midnight Static Thursdays) is a heavy music program presented on the community radio station Radio Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia. The show is hosted by three volunteers; Jake Clark, Nicholas Quadrio and Thomas Kauschke.

History[edit | edit source]

March 2012 - November 2012: Student Radio (Midnight Static Thursday) era[edit | edit source]

The show was first proposed in December 2011 as a Student Radio program. The aim of show was broadcasting a music radio show, playing music from local artists in the genres of punk, metal, hardcore and ska. The show application was successful and first aired in March 2012 known then as Midnight Static Thursdays with a timeslot of 12am - 1am on Friday mornings with Jake and then co-presenter Joshua Baker.

Shortly after the show started Josh left the show to pursue a career in acting in Melbourne, leaving Jake as the solo presenter on the show. During the year the show hosted several big name artists including Herman Li from Dragonforce, Paul Mazurkiewicz from Cannibal Corpse and Paul Allender from Cradle of Filth, among others. At the end of the Student Radio period, November 2012, a program proposal was made by Jake to extend the show into the summer programming as an entity of its own with a new name, MOSH. The proposal was accepted and on December 6th 2012 the first MOSH show was aired on the new timeslot of 11pm - 1am on Tuesday nights.

December 2012 - Present: MOSH era[edit | edit source]

Before the announcement of new timeslot and show name, two new presenters joined the show; Nicholas Quadrio and Amber Irving-Guthrie with a third, Andy Barber, joining a month later. At the end of the summer programming MOSH was pushed back to the timeslot of 12am - 1am on Monday Nights. At the end of 2013, Andy left the show, leaving MOSH as a rotating three piece.

The show's main success was obtaining media accreditation to Soundwave 2014 and interviewing artists backstage at the Adelaide Goal. Their interview with David Brockie aka Oderus Urungus of Gwar was one of the last interviews Brockie did before passing later that month. The show's interview with Ville Valo, vocalist of HIM was the most listened to podcast on the Radio Adelaide's website in 2014 with an estimated 1600 views and won the station's, Radio Adelaide's Community Connection award at the end of 2014. In November 2014 Amber left the show indefinitely to travel overseas, being replaced by Thomas Kauschke. In December 2014 the show's timeslot changed to 9pm - 11pm on Friday Nights.

Interviews[edit | edit source]

A weekly feature of MOSH is interviews with local, national and international artists. Below is a table stating in each year what bands have been on the show.


2012 2013 2014 2015
Stomp The Dog Deez Nuts You Me At Six Storm The Sky
Dragonforce All Time Low Motionless In White Millencolin
August Burns Red Abreact Prepared Like A Bride Emecia
Butterfly Effect Dropkick Murphys Bayside Apocalyptica
Devildriver Bullet For My Valentine Sierra Hellions
Emmure Shai Hulud The Living End Dead Joe
Mayqueen Laced In Lust DeezNuts Reactions
Skinwalkers MxPx Gwar Tonight Alive
Buried In Verona Dragonforce The Defiled The Gaslight Anthem
Whitechapel Sierra Devil You Know Slates
Far West Battlefront Life Pilot HIM Daemon Pyre
P.O.D Skinwalkers Kill Devil Hill Exodus
House VS Hurricane Nightmare Effect Killswitch Engage A Ghost Orchestra
Fear Factory Seconds Before Sunrise Luca Brasi Laced In Lust
My Catalyst Roadside Theory Sonata Artica A Night In Texas
Pierce The Veil Deathstars I Exalt
Phsycroptic Miss May I Epica
Arcadia Transcience Whitechapel
Frenzal Rhomb Kamelot Nightwish
The Amity Affliction Silverstein Fleshgod Apocolypse
Cannibal Corpse Funeral for a Friend Taking Back Sunday
Wednesday 13 The Ghost Inside In Hearts Wake
Heroes For Hire Dillinger Escape Plan The Amity Affliction
Defeater La Dispute Deathstars
As I Lay Dying Fozzy Confession
Abreact I Killed The Prom Queen Hammerfall
Reel Big Fish Deep Purple Suicide Silence
Cradle Of Filth Frenzal Rhomb Save The Clocktower
Northlane Buried In Verona Protest The Hero
Goldfinger Make Them Suffer Alestorm
Cancer Bats Flogging Molly Cannibal Corpse
Comeback Kid In Hearts Wake State Champs
Kunvuk Misery Signals Antiskeptic
Twelve Foot Ninja All Time Low At Fates Mercy
Northlane Area-7
Of Mice & Men I Killed The Prom Queen
Senses Fail The Color Morale
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Motionless In White
Obey The Brave In Flames
Norma Jean Atreyu
Zebrahead Luca Brasi
Asking Alexandria The Aquabats
Veara Chaos Divine
Hellions The Ghost Inside
August Burns Red From Birth To Burial
Arcadia Unearth
New Found Glory Fear Factory
Soulfly Killer Be Killed
Hacktivist Sylosis
Caulfield Mayhem
Bless The Fall
Less Than Jake
Mayday Parade
Northlane


Awards[edit | edit source]

The show has only one award, this being in 2014 with Radio Adelaide's Community Connection award however both Jake and Amber were nominated in Radio Adelaide's Favourite Presenter award in 2013.

Top 10 of 2013[edit | edit source]

In 2013 it was announced that MOSH would be running a poll for the Top 10 South Australian Heavy Music Releases. The poll was a great success with I Exalt's debut EP Vessel being voted the best with 190 votes.

Top 10 South Australian releases of 2013

1. I Exalt – Vessel  (190 votes)
2. Life Pilot - Compass (111 votes)
3. Reactions – Out of the Dark (97 votes)
4. Aeons – Coward’s Reign (67 votes)
5. Emecia – Pariah (61 votes)
6. Down With The Ship – Cell Games (54 votes)
7. Dead Joe – Black Lungs & Hearts (53 votes)
8. Infiltraitor- Severance (45 votes)
9. Arcadia – In Ruins (37 votes).
9. Walking With Thieves – What’s Left Of Your Head (37 votes)
10. Sierra – Sierra (33 votes)

Top 10 of 2014[edit | edit source]

In 2014, a National Top 10 was announced with a South Australian top 10. The National Top 10 was won by Consider Me Heartless and the Local Top 10 went to Aspirations.

Top 10 Australian releases of 2014

1. Consider Me Heartless – Dreamwalker (134 votes)
2. Segression – Painted in Blood (76 votes)
3. Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel (74 votes)
4. Daemon Pyre – Misanthropic Parallels (46 votes)
5. Alpha Wolf – Origin (41 votes)
6. Amberdown – Disaster (40 votes)
6. Inventions – Inventions (40 votes)
8. The Amity Affliction – Let The Ocean Take Me (33 votes)
9. I Killed The Prom Queen – Beloved (28 votes)
10. Hadal Maw- Senium (23 votes)

Top 10 South Australian releases of 2014

1. Aspirations – Catch The Dream (80 votes)
2. Overlord – Sell Your Soul (77 votes)
3. Life Pilot – High Noon (44 votes)
4. Briarcliff – End Game (38 votes)
5. Alkria – Juggernaut (38 votes)
6. AMODERNDEATH – Odyssey (37 votes)
7. At Fates Mercy – Chapters (34 votes)
7. From Birth To Burial – Knowledge Of Old (34 votes)
9. Voros- The Sky Burial (29 votes)
10. A Ghost Orchestra – Vile Hymns (19 votes)

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