Band vs Brand gets Great Reviews

The Band Vs. Brand Documentary Film was released on Tuesday February 12, 2019. Reality Check TV / RCTV Studio had a big hand in this project (co-production, editing, post-production, archival footage/photos) with Hugh MacKenzie as Associate Producer / Editor and Danny Shipman as Producer / Editor. Many thanks to the mighty Bob Nalbandian, (best known for the INSIDE METAL documentary series) who is the Producer/Director of the film.

Dark Beauty Magazine talks to Reality Check TV

Reality Check TV is in the news again with our host Ace Annese. Check out the interview in Dark Beauty Magazine!


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Our coverage of the3rd annual Hall Of Heavy Metal History we talk to Hall of HM History founder Pat Gesauldo another star of "Band Vs Brand." Chuck & Eric of Testament view the film. Bob Nalbandian hangs with Neeley of the Classic Metal show giving his review of the film and more of our Reality Chicks! An amazing night to honor the heros of Heavy Metal. Inductees included Testament. Lita Ford, David Ellefson, Saxon, Frank Bello, Mike Portnoy and more! RCTV was there....

Hall Of Heavy Metal History Full Coverage


Reality Check Wins Best of the Bay

RCTV # 716 Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards Part 1

Episode #717 Hall Of Heavy Metal History 2019 Part 2

Girl Band Geek Celebration

Reality Check TV is a big supporter of female fronted or all female bands! DDDanny and Skullsmasher are known as the Kings of The Girl Band Geeks. Check out this collection of our interviews that include clips with Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Cristina Scabbia, L7, Doro Pesch, Storm Inc, The Donnas, Hemi Cuda, and More!!!

Band-Maid On Reality Check TV 11/10/18 [ENGLISH SUBTITLES]

Billy & Fernie of Jetboy talk about their first new album in 28 years

RCTV # 713: Santa Clara Toy Expo

Erik Estarda & Larry Wilcox of "Chips"

Kobra & The Lotus' Jasio Kulakowski interview

Megadeth's David Ellefson at NAMM

Nita Strauss(Alice Cooper band) at NAMM


Reality Check TV takes another 'Best of the Bay' Award for Best Locally Produced Television Show. Voted by the the fans all over the Bay Area and beyond the show is proud an honored by this award...

10TH Annual HASF BOB Fundraiser FRI MARCH 29TH! The Best Rock n Roll Party you can find in San Francisco! Check out amazing up and coming bands and some underground favorites as they battle for a spot to play on the big stages at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair on June 9, 2019! All Ages. $7-10 sliding.

RCTV #699: Hunter S. Thompson book signing

Episode # 699 entitled "The Hunt For Hunter"" At San Francisco's 111 Minna Gallery we cover Last Gasp Publishing's book release part for the reissue of the book "Who Killed Hunter S Thompson?" Various guests are on hand: Political satirist Will Durst,Senator Mark Leno, columnist blogger Broke-Ass Stuart,DJ Paul "the Lobster Wells", Musician Barry Melton of Country Joe and the Fish,Kathy Peck of H.E.A.R.,Houston Berry of Wonderland Gallery,Burlesque performer Lady Monster and Cable access star Dee Russell of "DeeDee TV",writer Edwin Heaven, musician/wrestler/author Bob Calhoun (aka: Count Dante) V. Vale or Re/Search Publications, Ron Turner of Last Gasp Publishing, Film maker Eric Christensen, author Peter Richardson and the authors who contributed to the book! Eugene "Dr. Hip" Schonfeld,Ben Fong Torres and professor Tim Ferris.

RCTV #658:Lemmy Statue Unveiling

At his favorite hang out the world famous Rainbow bar & Grill we witness the unveiling of a statue to the late great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of Motorhead!Inolved in the Ceremony is Rainbow manager Todd singerman,Wendy Dio,Lemmy's son Paul Inder,His Girlfriend Cheryl Keulman and others. We talk to various fans,Katon De Pena of Hirax who was responsible for getting the ball rolling on the statue with his wife Anne, statue maker Matt Glenn of big statues,Music producer,Bill Metoyer,Ira Black of Attika7,Roc-N'Roll gangstar model Thuy Ta, Actor Andrew Bryniarski who played Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake,former pornstar Jasmin St Claire and more!

RCTV #353: Dracula Tour w/"Eddie Munster" (Butch Patrick)!

The Dracula tour! Reality Check TV travels all the way to Romania in Transylvania for the Dracula Tour, a real tour that happens a few times a year. We visit vampire themed restaurants, events, and see a reenactment of a witch trial --then visit the actual grave of Vlad Tempes, the real-life Dracula! The event is topped off with a Halloween party at the actual Castle Dracula, featuring celebrity guest Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the TV classic "The Munsters"!

RCTV # 702: KIllian On Command: An Evening of Vio-Lence

Our coverage of "KIllian on Command: An Evening of Vio-Lence". Sean Killian former lead singer of legendary Bay Area Thrash Band Vio-Lence,was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis. The Bay Area Thrash Metal elite came together for a special event to raise money for his medical costs. Female fronted band Dress the Dead open the festivities followed by Bay Area thrash funkster Mordred. Then the main event - an All Star Bay Area tribute to Vio-Lence as various high profile musicians play classics by Vio-Lence. Featuring interviews and live performance clips by members of Testament, Exodus, Death Angel, D.R.I. Forbidden, Heathen, Sacrilege BC, Exhumed, Kaos, Psychosomatic, Mercenary, Valor and Vengeance, Skinlab, Blind Illusions, Hirax and more! Plus an exclusive interview with Sean Killian himself and a reunion performance by Vio-Lence with Rob & Phil of Machine Head.


Join Us For A Party - Rock n Roll Style!

Reality Check TV is infamous for it's live rock n roll parties! It  could be a celebration of our milestones, like our 600th Episode Party. Maybe a showcase for local metal bands. Or it could be another wild Reality Check Holiday 'Office Party' at a major club. Whatever the excuse, you know it will be a good time! Stay tuned for the next big Reality Check party coming soon to the Bay Area - and beyond!

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Dick Dale Passed

Dale passed away Saturday. “He was an original. Long before punk rock, he was making those killer riffs.” Dale, originally a percussionist, created an entire generation of players who followed his lead, from Jimi Hendrix to Eddie Van Halen. Of course you remember “Pulp Fiction” with the song “Misirlou.” Reality Check TV caught up with him at NAMM. Rest easy, Mr. Dale.

MEYTAL recently premiered the video for their single "Armalite" off of their highly anticipated new album titled The Witness due out April 5, 2019. MEYTAL is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, Ca in 2013. It was founded by YouTube sensation - drummer Meytal Cohen. The release of the band's debut album Alchemy in 2015 established MEYTAL as one of the most exciting forces in heavy music today, when upon its release, the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart, No. 5 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart, and No. 7 on the Independent Albums Chart.

Meytal - Men and Women of Metal!

Death Metal - Corrosive

German death metallers Corrosive have published a lyric video for the track "Field Of Corpses", which is taken off from the band's upcoming and third full-length "Nourished By Blood". You can watch the lyric video.


"Nourished By Blood" will be released on April 5th via Black Sunset and it's already available for pre-order at MDD Shop.

Band vs Brand Premiere at Hall of Heavy Metal Event @ NAMM 2019

When does a band become a brand? That question was put to a group of rock artists and insiders, many of whom are RCTV alumni. The Premier was at the Heavy Metal Hall of History award show in LA During NAMM week!


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