We are 3 metal heads bringing you an elitist-free podcast of all things metal and hardcore.

Episode 54 is a bonus episode with Doug Brown who is directing the upcoming grindcore documentary “Slave to the Grind”. We talked about his background with grindcore, the process of creating a documentary, the challenges and highlights, and he also provided 4 albums to check out for people who are newer to grindcore. Stay tuned for a regular episode coming hopefully in the next week.

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We’ve got new music recommendations, a guest live review of Devin Townsend, Gojira, & Opeth, from Jake of Polykill Podcast, and our main feature is our favorite metal cover songs (starts at 28 mins in). It turned into a battle against the hosts to guess the song, band covering, and band being covered. Play along and let us know how many points you come up with! We ended the episode with an interview with the very entertaining Jason Keyser of Origin (starts at 1:16). Listen at the link, on iTunes, Stitcher, & most other podcast apps
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We kept things short and sweet for episode 52 with an album discussion on the Roadrunner United Allstars Compilation from 2005 (featuring collaborations from 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands such as Killswitch Engage, Deicide, Trivium, Fear Factory, Suffocation, Slipknot, and many more) and an interview with Trey Williams, the drummer of Dying Fetus. We discussed their new album “Wrong One to Fuck With” and more. We also talked about some new music weve been listening to.

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Well this episode went a little long but we were having so much fun we couldn’t help it. Lots of beers were drank – especially Stan and lots of music clips were played. We have an interview with Nails drummer Taylor Young who also plays guitar in Twitching Tongues, plays in many other bands, and is also an accomplished producer. We started off with what we’ve been listening to including Artificial Brain, Ghost Iris, Extremity, Mantar, talked about two listener recommendation/requests including Slice the Cake’s “Odyssey to the West” & While She Sleeps “You are We” & than answered a listener question of what we think about live albums and our favorite ones. We also listed each of our top 5 guest parts and had a contest on who could name the song guest vocalist first. Stay tuned for the winner and play along! Read More>

We got pretty technical on this episode and discussed Necrophagist’s classic tech death masterpiece “Epitaph”, listed our 5 favorite tech death albums, and interviewed Malcom Pugh of Inferi, A Loathing Requiem, & Virulent Depravity. He got into the idea behind Inferi, his musical background, his favorite tech death bands, and also his opinion on the Necrophagist album. We also talked about the Virulent Depravity album did a listener request and talked about Knocked Loose’s last album “Laugh Tracks”, and talked about what we have been listening to. Read More>

We have a great in depth interview with Dylan Walker, the vocalist of Full of Hell to talk about their new album, touring with death metal legends, progression as a band, history, and a lot more. We also had a look at the new albums from two old school groove focused bands Obituary & Six Feet Under and discussed the new Mastodon album “Empire of Sand” (with guest August Furhman), as well as our normal section of what we have been listening to.
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Episode 48 is a special bonus episode featuring two interviews and some talk about Born of Osiris’s new re-release “The Eternal Reign”. We still have a normal episode with new recommendations, interviews, and album reviews coming soon but for now here is an episode featuring an interview with Jason Richardson (ex Born of Osiris, All Shall Perish, & Chelsea Grin) discussing his past bands, his recent solo album, his thoughts on Born of Osiris’s “The Discovery”, and more. We also spoke with Within the Ruins guitarist and main song writer Joe Cocchi about their new album, songwriting, and playing live with one guitarist. Read More>

We talked to Mike Shleibaum, the guitarist of Darkest Hour about their new album and direction, thoughts on Anders leaving At the Gates (and Metalsucks nomination for Mike to replace him), his favorite riffs, and some good ol’ Swedish Death Metal. We also reviewed their latest album “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora” & stepped back to 2006 to discuss Lamb of God’s album “Sacrament”. As for what we’ve been listening to check out the song list below! Listen here, on Itunes, Stitcher, & most podcast apps. Read More>

We talked about new music from Immolation, Aeternam, Sunlights Bane, The Ominous Circle, and reviewed the After the Burial/Fit for an Autopsy show as well as the Metal Blade 35th anniversary tour featuring Allegaeon, Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation, & Whitechapel. We also reviewed the new Fit For an Autopsy Album “The Great Collapse” out on March 17th and interviewed the guitarist Patrick Sheridan. We apologize for the noise during the interview but the 2nd half gets a bit quieter. Listen here, on Stitcher, or on the iTunes podcast app. Read More>

For episode 45 we each came up with 5 of our favorite beautiful songs/moments in metal and provided 6 new music recommendations to check out! This episode was a lot of fun recording yet hard to narrow down to only 5. And dont worry, there’s plenty of less beautiful moments in the new recommendation section if your worried we are softening up!

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As usual we talk and play music from some new releases and albums weve been into lately, get a reaction on the new Suicide Silence single, and than go in deep on a throwback review and discussion on Edge of Sanity’s classic prog/deathmetal masterpiece “Crimson”. We were even joined by Dan Swano – the mastermind behind Edge of Sanity to discuss the album further as well as his new album from his Witherscape project. If you havent listened to this album yet do yourself a favor and check it out. Fans of Opeth will not be dissapointed. Listen below, iTunes podcast app, and most other podcast apps

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We continue our count down of our top 15 albums metal and hardcore albums of 2016! Still a good mix of bigger and smaller bands with a few odd suprises as well.
A full album list will be posted on our facebook page in the near future but for now its still a suprise!

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We count down and discuss each of our top 15 albums metal and hardcore albums of 2016! We cover quite a few metal subgenres with our lists with some big names and lesser known bands. The episode ends on our pick for album 7 and will pick back up in part 2 coming soon. A full album list will be posted on our facebook page in the near future but for now its a suprise! Listen below, on most podcast hosting websites/apps as well as the iTunes podcast app

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/42-top-albums-of-2016-part-1/?token=f35a07f54c8aa0ae00d3cdd91b026fcb

We did things a bit different for episdoe 41 with a lot of talk on black metal, doom, and sludge! We talked like normal about a few bands weve been listening to, reviewed the new Dark tranqulity album “Atoma” and had on a friend and listener August Fuhrman to try and persuade Stan and Shadie to dive more into Doom and Sludge metal with a few newer bands. Lastly, we interviewed Nate Garett of Spirit Adrift and Gatecreeper. We talked about the latest Spirit Adrift album and his 5 pics for doom metal songs you should hear. So if you have been bummed that we havent covered much in the way of doom and sludge or are interested in diving in than this episode is for you! If you like August’s pics go follow him on Twitter @augustfuhrman for some solid metal talk and posts! Its a long episode so heres the breakdown:  Read More>

We start things off with new music recommendations/what weve been listening to and than dive into The Black Dahlia Murder’s full discography to rank, discuss, and geek out over their 7 albums! Let us know your thoughts on the discussion, your rankings, or your favorite album of theirs at the below links. Listen below, on the iTunes podcast app, and most podcast apps

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For episode 39 we reviewed the new albums from Meshuggah & Serpentine Dominion (Adam D, Corpsegrinder, Shannon Lukas side project), and each ranked our top 5 songs to celebrate the most metal holiday of all – Halloween! Listen below, on the iTunes podcast app, and most podcast apps.

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Episode 39 featured us talking about everything we have been listening to including some Swedish death metal, progressive black metal, metalcore, and hardcore – you never know what your going to get! Than we reviewed the latest from Allegaeon, had a discussion on the classic album “The Sound of Perseverance” by Death and even had the drummer of that album Richard Christy join us at the end to go deeper into the details. Richard just released a new album from his main project “Charred Walls of the Damned which we also talk about. He is also a contributor on the Howard Stern show. Listen below, iTunes podcast app, and most podcast apps

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We reviewed the new album from Carnifex “Slow Death” & did a Retro Review on Soilwork classic album “A Predators Portrait”. Born Speedstrid, the vocalist of Soilwork, joined us at the end of the episode to give his input on the album and give some behind the scenes info. We also had Cannibal Corpse Corpsegrinder/Barnes battle, talked about new music from Metallica, The Depression Sessions EP (Thy Art is Murder, Fit For an Autopsy, & Acacia Strain Split), music recommendations, and some news. Listen below, iTunes Podcast app, or Stitcher

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/37carnifex-slow-death-soilwork-retro-reviewinterview-1472673373/?token=f8ce6208609b29fbcdf9e379d8b0cbd1