The Ex Man Podcast 27 – Steve Evetts (Producer of Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence)

Doc talks with legendary record producer Steve Evetts about working on the 1st God Forbid album, Reject The Sickness, his philosophy on getting great performances, his role elevating the hardcore scene in the late 90s, his time as the bassist of the glam-ish band American Angel, how he got his start producing and working at Trax East studio, breaking out as a “big time” producer working with Ross Robinson, The Cure, and Sepultura, what the Steve Evetts credo towards production is, what he thinks about how technology has changed recording, and his relationship with The Dillinger Escape Plan.

This episode features the song “Playing Dead” by Turmoil from the album The Process Of…

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The Ex Man Podcast 25 – Lorenzo Antonucci (ex-Sworn Enemy)

Doc talks with ex-Sworn Enemy guitarist, Lorenzo Antonucci, about the ups and downs of his career with the band, coming out of the New York hardcore scene, playing Ozzfest, trying to maintain success, and eventually why he quit the band. He also gets deep into his life after the band from moving Austria to becoming a record producer, relocating to Los Angeles to try professional wrestling, and finally focusing on acting in and developing films and television.

This episode features the song “Sworn Enemy” by Sworn Enemy.

You can follow Lorenzo on Instagram @Lorenzoantonuccijr

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The Ex Man Podcast 26 – Brian Fair (ex-Shadows Fall, ex-Overcast, Downpour)

Doc talks with vocalist Brian Fair about coming up in the early 90s Boston hardcore scene, breaking out and eventually breaking up with Overcast, joining Shadows Fall to see the rise of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, how he enjoyed finally reaching big success, signing to a major label, why all activity stopped for Shadows Fall, how he has experienced family life, and wrap up to chat about the Boston Celtics.

This episode features the song “Beautiful Nothing” by Downpour.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a Social Justice Warrior: Why Hyperbole is Destroying the Meaning of Words

Martin Luther King Jr. was a social justice warrior.

Yes. That headline is meant to trigger you. Yes, it sucks to live in a world where we can’t even use the word “trigger” in a genuine way because of how our language has been hijacked and politicized.

Here is the definition of the ward “warrior” according to Miriam Webster Dictionary:

:  a person engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly :  a person engaged in some struggle or conflict 

If we could miraculously erase all of the ugly American history, loaded language, and bitter culture wars from our minds, wouldn’t we all want our social systems to have tenets that hold some regard for justice or fairness? Not to expect that life will always be fair or that we are all guaranteed equal outcomes despite our efforts or qualifications. Justice should be an ideal we strive for, even if we never 100% master the pursuit.

(Let me add the caveat that I also understand that “justice” itself is somewhat of a subjective concept.)

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The Ex Man Podcast 24 – Adam Sagir (The Noise Cartel PR, ex-Century Media, Dripback, ex-Labrat

Doc shares his thoughts on Hurricane Harvey and the LA Fires. He also speaks with his good friend, Adam Sagir, owner of UK PR company, The Noise Cartel, former Century Media Records employee, and bassist of Dripback and formerly of Labrat. Adam talks about working his way up the ladder in the record industry with Century Media, deciding how to balance his band life and other career opportunities, how he became an instrumental figure in launching God Forbid in the UK, and lays out how he started Noise Cartel and what being a Public Relations professional really means.

This episode features the song “Wasted” by Dripback from the album Failed Futures.

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The Ex Man Podcast 23 – Mercedes Lander (Kittie, White Swan)

Doc talks with Kittie drummer, Mercedes Lander, about the financial difficulties that led to the band winding down their career, the challenges of being a Canadian band, how Kittie got their start, how monumental success affected them being so young, their transition coming out of the nu metal scene into the traditional metal world, resisting exploitation from the music industry, life and career after Kittie, and the forthcoming Kittie documentary.

This episode features the song “JET” by White Swan.

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The Ex Man Podcast 22 – Corey Pierce (ex-God Forbid)

Doc reflects on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, and speaks with ex-God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce about how he dealt with the break up of the band, the evolution of the band’s sound throughout their career, lament on lost opportunities, discuss Corey’s career post-God Forbid, and mull the possibility of a reunion.

This episode features the God Forbid song “Static Signal”, a B-side from the 2009 Earthsblood album.

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The Ex Man Podcast 21 – Dave “The Rev” Ciancio (ex-God Forbid, Shadows Fall, Thursday Manager)

Doc talks with God Forbid’s ex-manager Dave “The Rev” Ciancio about how his artist management career got started with The Syndicate, what attracted him to want to work with God Forbid, the exciting east coast metal and hardcore scene of the late 90s and early 00s, why he ended up quitting managing God Forbid and eventually leaving artist management altogether, and gives some insight into his career path after leaving the music industry.

This episode features the God Forbid song “Nothing” from the 2001 album Determination.

You can follow The Rev on Instagram @RevCiancio

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The Ex Man Podcast 20 – Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope)

Doc speaks with Broken Hope founder and guitarist, Jeremy Wagner, about being the “last man standing” in a band with a 20 year history, how their long hiatus came about, what the 90s death metal scene was like, Jeremy’s fiction writing career, and how the band’s approach has changed in the modern era of social media.

This episode features the song “Blast Frozen” by Broken Hope from their new album Mutilated and Assimilated.

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