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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
We had Lukas Magyar on as our special guest for this episode to discuss everything from the experience of joining Veil of Maya and the aspects that go along with that, the album “Matriarch”, the use of clean vocals, and a lot more. Listen below, on iTunes, and most podcast apps.
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.
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.
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.
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.