Doc welcomes 36 Crazyfists vocalist, Brock Lindow, to the show and they talk about 36 Crazyfists starting in Alaska in the mid-90s, moving to Portland, OR and eventually securing a record deal with Roadrunner, the band having a tough time fitting into very heavy tour packages, what it felt like to have some early success in Europe, finding their creative stride with A Snow Capped Romance, dealing with grind of consistently touring for a decade before finally taking a break in 2012, how the band has persevered through member changes and still maintains a solid career to this day.
This episode features the songs “Bleeding Possibilities” by Royalty Kult and “Sleepsick” by 36 Crazyfists.
Doc welcomes 40 Below Summer vocalist, Max Illidge, to the show and they discuss how the band got their break in New Jersey by getting radio play on WSOU, what influenced the diversity of their sound, how they caught the attention of No Name Management which eventually led to a seven-figure major label record deal with London/Sire, the problems they had with their management team, their label eventually folding and ensuing trouble, how they rebounded on their sophomore album, why the band broke up shortly after, starting fresh with a more metal sounding band, Black Market Hero, 40 Below Summer reforming, and the two chit chat about their beloved NY Knicks.
This episode features the songs “Give Peace a Chance” by Aftermath and “Birthright” by 40 Below Summer.
Doc welcomes Trivium bassist and backing vocalist, Paolo Gregoletto, to the show and they talk about how the band went about releasing their new album during the pandemic, shared their thoughts on how COVID-19 would affect bands and touring in the near future, Paolo getting his start in high school with thrash band, Metal Militia, how he joined Trivium, the huge success of Ascendancy and the backlash they received from other bands, why the band was so mature at a young age, their mixed feelings about sophomore album, The Crusade, how the band progressed, yet also stayed consistent from album to album, and how the band stays savvy with technology utilizing social media and newer mediums like Twitch.
This episode features the songs “Lifeline” by Dead Defined and “What The Dead Men Say” by Trivium.
Doc welcomes ex-Ill Niño vocalist, Cristian Machado, to the show to talk about his difficulty leaving the band, how tough it is to replace lead singers in bands, what it was like coming up in the local New Jersey metal/hardcore scene, evolving from El Niño to Ill Niño, how early success affected him, dealing with commercial pressure and trying to avoid the sophomore slump, persevering through member changes, becoming disillusioned with the band in later years, and how his solo album came together.
This episode features the songs “American Nightmare” by Sangre and “Better You Know” by Cristian Machado.
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Doc gets hammered drunk with Unearth shredder, Buz Mcgrath, and they blather on about creative struggles, Buz’s newfound freedom of being a bachelor, yacht rock, getting blown out by younger, heavier bands, debate who invented metalcore, and other ill shit.
This episode features the songs “Device” by Painted Wives and “Dust” by Unearth.
Doc welcomes lead guitarist, Ernie C, from the band Body Count to the show and they talk about Ernie growing up in South Central Los Angeles, being inspired by R&B, funk, and Peter Frampton to start playing guitar, being turned off by the 80s glam scene, how Body Count came together, being friends with Perry Farrell and landing a spot on Lollapalooza, the backlash from “Cop Killer”, dealing with the deaths of multiple band members, the rough years of inactivity and struggling with alcoholism, the resurrection of the band in recent years with the current line-up, and introducing Body Count to a new generation.
This episode features the songs “Glass Castle” by A Mirror Hollow and “Carnivore” by Body Count.
Doc welcomes Megadeth drummer, Dirk Verbeuren, to the show and they discuss how they are both dealing with COVID-19 social distancing, his roots in death metal and grindcore, how moving to Paris turned him from a hip hop kid to a metalhead, what the metal scene in France was like in the 90s, going to music school, cutting his teeth in the underground with the French band Scarve, how he joined Soilwork, becoming a prominent session studio musician, how he got involved with drum software company Toontrack, and his time in Megadeth.
This episode features the songs “The End” by Rise of the Silverback and “I Am Become Lust” by Bent Sea.
Doc welcomes Social Worker and Therapist, Rachel Dash-Dougherty, to the show to discuss how people can cope with their mental and emotional health during the difficult experience we are all having social distancing dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19 aka Coronavirus.
Doc welcomes Chimaira vocalist, Mark Hunter, back to the show for the 2nd time to discuss how they’ve been handling the quarantine and social distancing, and also talk about their favorite action films of all time.
This episode features the song “Momento Malum” by Aurora’s Eyes.
Doc welcomes Five Finger Death Punch drummer, Charlie Engen, to the show and they talk about how Charlie built a big following on Instagram, going back to college to get a Master’s in music and why he regretted it, almost losing hope in the industry, how his prog band, Ideology, came together, his time playing and touring with Scale The Summit, the challenges of playing very technical, progressive music, how the Five Finger Death Punch gig came about, and how he’s adjusted to the newfound notoriety.
This episode features the songs “My Last Goodbye” by Alyxx and “Making Monsters” by Five Finger Death Punch.