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

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/40-the-black-dahlia-murder-spotlight/?token=bc86e7001d635d86ba67ac85e733150f

 

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.

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/39-meshuggah-serpentine-dominon-halloween-special/?token=e2f9d4dcc9b466330627f3199a93f197  Read More>

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

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/39-death-allegaeon-richard-christy/?token=20407fcde22cdd58e72cea78b3715431

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

We had the chance to talk with Ricky Singh, the guitarist of New York hardcore band Backtrack co-owner of hardcore label Flatspot Records. We talked about what the band has been up to since releasing “Lost in Life”, recording & writing their new album, the idea and acceptance of progression in hardcore, and he also highlighted new releases from his label and others that we should be checking out. He is a very cool and down to earth guy who is very passionate about the hardcore scene and I highly recommend following everything he is involved with. Interview portion starts around the 15 minute mark.

As always you can find the episode below, on the iTunes podcast app, Sticher, and most other podcast sites.

For ep. 35 we discussed what we’ve been listening to, reviewed the new album “Beast” from Despised Icon, and spent most of the episode playing and discussing our favorite parts in metal that groove hard. We didn’t just stay within the “groove metal” sub genre and instead went through a lot our favorite parts in songs that get your head/body moving and had some groove to it. Send us your favorite grooves, opinions on the album review, and any other thoughts at the links below. You can listen to us below, on the iTunes podcast app, Stitcher, or most other podcast apps.

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/35favorite-groove-parts-despised-icon-review/?token=850998f36742e02317041b278e5b649d

We are back from short time off! Its our first attempt at using Skype for Shadie now that he officially lives in Georgia so the quality should improve for the next! We reviewed the new album from Gojira and discussed new albums from Nails, Whitechapel, Be’lakor, talked about some new singles and what else we have been jamming. The episode ends with an interview with Dave Davidson the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of Revocation. Listen below, most podcast apps, and subscribe on iTunes

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/34gojira-whitechapel-nails-reviews-revocation-interview/?token=28278c7888bc014183b11647dc438e71

We had the opportunity to talk with George Kollias, the drummer of Nile and one of the best drummers in extreme metal. He was recently awarded the “Best Extreme Drummer of 2016” award from Drummies Artists Awards and Drum! Magazine, he has played with many bands as a studio drummer, teaches drums, performs many drumming clinics and even wrote his own solo death metal album in which he wrote and played all the instruments including vocals titled “Invictus”. Read More>

Ep. 32 features a review of the new Hatebreed album “The Concrete Confessional” & the new Architects album “All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us” as well as an interview with Tim millar of Protest the Hero. We also got into some metal news, Summer Slaughter Tour, and news about the podcast. This episode also features a new unsigned band recommendation from the band Artillery Breath with the song “Crooked Nub”. Find more from them here: https://artillerybreath.bandcamp.com/. Listen to the episode below, on iTunes, and most podcast apps

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/32-architectshatebreed-reviews-protest-the-hero-interview/?token=e1a40ba61e8b3008412d553c2f218b64

To make up for the wait in between episode we have an almost 2 hour show! As always we talked about some new music recommendations/reviews, had a listener guest concert review, and named our top 10 metal Riffs! Tons of clips to be heard. We were also joined by Phil Sgrosso the guitarist of Wovenwar and ex. As I Lay Dying to talk about his new band Poison Headache. He also named a bunch of his favorite metal riffs and talked about the new (heavier?) direction for the upcoming Wovenwar album at the end so be sure to check that out! Listen below, iTunes, and most podcast apps.

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/31-top-10-riffs-interview-with-guitarist-of-wovenwar-poison-headache-ex-as-i-lay-dying/?token=cb98e3dc08590b1de18594185c771f2b

Episode 30 is packed full and extra long for your metal ears to enjoy. We may have a small delay before the next episode so enjoy the extra content! We answered a few listener questions about new albums, talked about some new music recommendations, did a retro review on Gojira’s L’enfant Sauvage and discussed our top 5(ish) drummers in metal. Our special guest for this episode was Sven de Caluwe, the vocalist of Aborted. We talked about their great new death/grind album “Retrogore”, horror movies, and more. Listen below,  iTunes podcast app, and most podcast apps.

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/30-top-5-drummers-aborted-interview/?token=93ba9869b321aecec99d10f1f35afdef

Our 3rd band spotlight has arrived in the form of a discussion and ranking of Parkway Drive’s discography. We also started out the episode by answering a listener question regarding what our picks are for for some legit Metalcore and we provided quite a few recommendations. Check it out below, on Stitcher, or iTunes.

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/29-parkway-drive-spotlight-metalcore-that-doesnt-suck/?token=0f5dd504eb73bd98ab8f4a46e218c5eb

For episode 27 we switched things up with half of it being a spotlight on the often looked down upon bassists in metal and who are favorites are. For the 2nd half we brought on Nick Schendzielos, the bassist of Job For a Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, & Havok to join in on the bass conversation. We talked about all 3 bands, whats going on with Job For a Cowboy, recording Sun Eater, his favorite bassist’s, why the hell JFAC is still lumped into the death core category by some, and a lot more! Listen below, on iTunes, and most podcast apps.

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/27-nick-from-job-for-a-cowboy-interview-bassist-spotlight/?token=08fab48b3d1a48abfbf721058295459a

We reviewed the new highly anticipated new album from Amon Amarth “Jomsviking”, discussed Unearth’s classic album “The Oncoming Storm” and even had Trevor Phipps – the vocalist of Unearth on as our guest to join in on the discussion. He talked a lot about the album as well as his opinion of metalcore, what “true metalcore” is, the changes its gone through, the early days of the Massachusetts metalcore scene, why they never added clean chorus’s to their sound, and some details on what they have written so far for their next album. We also started the episode off with new music recommendations and answered a listener question about our guilty pleasures. Listen below, on iTunes, and most podcast apps.

https://thecombine586.podbean.com/e/26amon-amarth-jomsviking-review-unearth-the-oncoming-storm-discussion-interview/?token=c99fe3216a03a6c7b243774ed8357d78

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As always we talked about some metal news, gave a few music recommendations, and than reviewed the new Killswitch Engage Album “Incarnate”. We also did a retro album discussion on Opeth’s Blackwater Park and interviewed Fredrik Nordstrom, the producer behind the Gothenburg melodic death metal scene and a lot more.

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We reviewed the new After the Burial album “Dig Deep” as well as the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album “King”. We also talked about new music recommendations, debated a March Metal Madness bracket, reviewed a Cannibal Corpse/Obituary show and ended the show with an interview with Donald Tardy of the legendary death metal band Obituary.

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