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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I can remember it as clear as day. I’m 12 years old, in the movie theater watching the greatest action hero of all time at the peak of his powers in a self-referential, almost too meta for it’s own good commentary on the monstrosity that was ’80s and ’90s cartoonish action films. The iconic star was Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the subpar, but subsequently under-appreciated film was Last Action Hero. Ripe with anticipation, a kid in a theater (me) watched another kid in a theater, watching a movie within a movie. The rabbit hole runs deep.
In the film within a film, Jack Slater, the title sequence literally explodes on-screen to the roaring riffs of the song “Angry Again” by one of my all-time favorite metal bands, Megadeth. This song wasn’t a previously popularized hit from a famous, big-selling Megadeth album. It was only available on the Last Action Hero soundtrack (and later on the Hidden Treasures EP) which also featured incredible tracks by AC/DC, 2 songs from Alice In Chains, and a superior-to-it’s-original rendition of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” accompanied by ’90s era composer du jour Michael Kamen and orchestra.
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Doc speaks with ex-Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca about their forthcoming reunion show, political observation in Cleveland, how he came to becoming a professional barber, why he ultimately left Chimaira in 2010, ponders the mistakes made by the band, and talk NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers.
This episode features the song “Wither” by Impending Lies.
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Doc Coyle’s progressive hard rock outfit Vagus Nerve has just released their 2nd music video for the track “Promised Me The World” from their Visceral EP released in 2016. The video was shot, directed, and edited by Carlos Almonte using footage captured from their 1st tour.
The band has also announced tour dates in the Northeast US this summer.
Aug 4th – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Aug 5th – Philadelphia, PA @ Whisky Tango
Aug 6th – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
Brandan Schieppati, ex-vocalist of Bleeding Through and ex-guitarist of 18 Visions, joins Doc to discuss the Orange County hardcore scene, the dawn of Fashioncore, how he transitioned from 18 Visions to Bleeding Through, his personal struggle and outward pressure grappling with overbearing ambition and expectations, and how his passion for fitness led him to set Bleeding Through aside to start his own gym and clothing line, Rise Above Fitness, as well as new endeavors with his band, The Iron Son, and podcast, Positively Negative.
This episode features the songs “Promised Me The World” by Vagus Nerve and “Unleash Hell” by The Iron Son.
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In lieu of having a guest, Doc decides to put a spotlight on the fans and supporters by answering their questions for an entire episode.
This episode features the song “The World Is Yours” by In Search of Sun from the album The World Is Yours, and the song “N2” by God Forbid from the album Reject The Sickness, which is currently available under the dual release Sickness and Misery.
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A brand new band called Bad Wolves featuring Doc Coyle, John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver), Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, ex-Divine Heresy), Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead), and Kyle Konkiel (VIMIC, ex-In This Moment) has just released their first music video and single for the track “Learn To Live. The track is available for stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and can purchased for a digital download HERE.
Check out the brand new video below.
So the cat is out of the bag. I will be filling in on guitar for my homey Mike Lonestar from the the legendary Darkest Hour on a short European run. This is an incredible opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited. Thanks to everyone in the band and for having me aboard. I’ll do my best to do you fellas proud.
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April 29 Dunkerque, France Les 4 Ecluses
April 30 Birmingham, UK The Flapper
May 1 Cardiff, UK CLWB Ifor Bach
May 2 London, UK The Underworld Camden
May 3 Cologne, Germany Underground
May 4 Haarlem, Netherlands Patronaat
May 5 Aarschot, Belgium De Klinker
May 6 Hamburg, Germany Hafenrock-Festival
May 7 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta
May 8 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia
May 9 Warsaw, Poland Poglos
May 10 Praha, Czech Republic 007
May 11 Leipzig, Germany Conne Island
May 12 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk/Hansa 39
May 13 Bezrik Landstrasse, Austria Viper Room
On April 18th 2017 at the Whisky A Go Go in W. Hollywood, CA, the Ultimate Jam Night hosted a special event entitled Metal Has No Color. The event was organized to pay tribute to diversity in hard rock in metal, and this tribute to the late Chuck Berry was an impromptu jam of the classic “Johnny B. Goode” featuring Corey Glover of Living Colour, Dug Pinnick of KIngs X, Doc Coyle of God Forbid, Spacey T and Eric Valentine of the newly reformed Sound Barrier, whom also performed that evening, and Gus Louderman of the Busboys on backing vocals. Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave fame came out to take a picture with the group after the performance.
Here is a video of the performance taken by Jazmin Conte.