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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 57 – Godless (ex-The Metal Podcast, ex-Metalsucks Podcast Host)

Doc speaks with Godless, the former host of excellent heavy metal themed podcasts, Podcast Metal and MetalSucks, about his background in the music industry as a manager, booker, and promoter, how he met Chuck and got into podcasting, studying to become a high level interviewer, debate what being a nerd means, Godless interviews Doc a bit on God Forbid’s career and downfall, the current state of the metal scene, and wrap up discussing politics.

This episode features the song “Half-Duplex” by Jade Telegraph from the EP Half-Duplex.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 56 – Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch, ex-The UTMoST)

Doc speaks with Five Finger Death Punch bassist, Chris Kael, about what attracted him to picking up the bass as a teenager in Lexington, KY, his background as a lead vocalist, moving to Las Vegas and playing with the pop punk band The UTMoST, bartending in Vegas and almost quitting music, the audition process to get in the 5FDP, adjusting to being in a very popular band, what he thinks the secret to their success is, and contemplate running for office with Doc as his running mate.

This episode features the song “The Wake” by Stillfire from their EP Too Far To Reach and “Fire In The Hole” by Five Finger Death Punch from their album And Justice For None.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 55 – Steve Smyth (One Machine, ex-Forbidden, ex-Nevermore, ex-Testament)

Doc talks with prolific guitar player, Steve Smyth, about what makes the bay area such a gold mine for talented metal musicians, how he got his professional start with Vicious Rumors, getting his big break as a touring guitarist with Testament for 5 years, playing with Eric Peterson’s black metal side-project, Dragonlord, the ups and downs of joining Nevermore and to contributing to the classic This Godless Endeavor album, working with Forbidden on Omega Wave, and launching his own band, One Machine.

This episode features the song “The Body Snatchers” by Circle Back from their self-titled EP and the song “New Motive Power” by One Machine from their album The Final Cull.

Follow Steve on Instagram @stevesmythofficial and Twitter @stevesmyth01 and his website SteveSmyth.com.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 54 – Live w/ Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, ex-Soulfly, ex-Crisis, ex-Nasuea)

Doc does his first ever live Ex Man show with Stone Sour drummer, Roy Mayorga, about coming up in New York City with punk band Nausea, jumping around as a hired gun with bands like Shelter and Crisis, how doing remixes for Sepultura opened the door to joining Soulfly, the inspiration behind the style of the first Soulfly album, his philosophy on rhythm and being a drummer, leaving Soulfly, moving to LA and playing with bands like Medication and Abloom, his time filling in for Sepultura, how he got into production and electronic music, and the gratification of joining a successful band like Stone Sour after such a long career.

This episode features the song “Technojesus” by Gigantalope from the album Super God and “Song #3” by Stone Sour from their album Hydrograd.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 53 – Justin Graves (Vexes, ex-A Life Once Lost)

Doc speaks with drummer, Justin Graves, about joining A Life Once Lost and developing their sound on the breakout record, A Great Artist, working with producer Eric Rachel, the organic nature of the recording process, dealing with the Djent uprising despite being an earlier innovator, releasing the Hunter album and enjoying some success with big tours, A Life Once Lost losing steam due to deathcore taking over the scene, quitting the band, life after the band, and starting his new band, Vexes.

This episode features the song “The Devil’s Den” by SLaM from their EP What Now and the song “Hellion” by Vexes fro their album Ancient Geometry.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 52 – Anthony Martini (E. Town Concrete, Commission Music)

Doc speaks with E-Town Concrete frontman, Anthony Martini, about being a unique band rising up in the New Jersey hardcore scene, how their music and image reflected urban life, making business mistakes and perhaps missing the boat for mainstream commercial success, hitting their stride with The Renaissance but also hitting the wall of a changing music scene, E-Town breaking up, getting into the industry as an artist manager, transitioning from the metal to hip hop world, achieving big success as a manager and label owner, and E-Town reuniting in perpetuity.

This episode features the song “Architect” by Weight Of The Tide from their EP All Told and “So Many Night” by E-Town Concrete.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 51 – Craig Locicero (Dress The Dead, ex-Forbidden, ex-Manmade God, ex-Death)

Doc speaks with Dress The Dead guitarist, Craig Locicero, about starting Forbidden Evil which became Forbidden in high school with Robb Flynn, what made the bay area thrash scene so special and prolific, taking an old-school, organic approach to recording, his time as a touring guitarist for Death, how his changing music tastes led to him leaving Forbidden and starting Manmade God, getting signed by Rick Rubin and experiencing a disappointing album rollout, the Forbidden reunion, and the story behind his new band, Dress The Dead.

This episode features the song “There Goes The Sun” by Dress The Dead.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 50 – Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders, ex-Reflux)

In this very special 50th episode of The Ex Man podcast, Doc welcomes legendary guitarist, Tosin Abasi, as a guest to discuss Afro-Futurism, the conflict in the metal world between commercialism and credibility, how he became such a prolific guitar player, coming up in the Baltimore hardcore/metalcore scene, how the band Reflux with Ash Avildsen came together, the genesis of Animals As Leaders through meeting Misha Mansoor, cultivating the Djent sound, political identities, the unexpected success Animals As Leaders and he have experienced, the Generation Axe tour, and his launch of Abasi Guitars and his signature Fishman guitar pickups.

This episode features the song “All Came To Light” by Cerebellion from the album Regeneration, and “Ectogenesis” by Animals As Leaders from the album The Madness of Many.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 49 – Ryan Downey (ex-Burn It Down, MTV, Speak & Destroy Podcast)

Doc is joined by this week’s guest, Ryan J. Downey, who talks about his time as the vocalist of Indiana hardcore band, Burn It Down, why the band broke up in midst of their ascension, moving to California to sing for Time in Malta, how he almost joined Throwdown, how he almost started a hardcore label imprint through Century Media records, his crazy story fake-auditioning to be a VJ at MTV led to him actually working for MTV, getting into artist management through the band Bleeding Through, and breaking the story of Dimebag Darrell’s murder for MTV.

This episode features the song “The Taking” by Becoming The Bully and “The Son” by Will Haven from their new album Muerte.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 48 – Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Ill Nino)

Doc speaks with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy lead guitarist, Marc Rizzo, about coming up in the New Jersey extreme metal scene, the story of how El Niño became Ill Niño, the experience of having early success with Ill Niño and eventually quitting the band, how he joined Soufly, what it’s like to be in a band with Max Cavalera, how Cavalera Conspiracy came together, the secret to his tireless work ethic, and his solo guitar career.

This episode features the song “Seismal” by Headcrusher from the album Death Comes With Silence, “Spines” by Terror Universal from the album Make Them Bleed, and “Kylocycyle” by Marc Rizzo.

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