Doc speaks with Underoath keyboard player, Chris Dudley, about meeting and touring together in 2003, their love for Jimmy Eat World, Underoath’s role as a trailblazer bringing keyboards into the hardcore scene, what it was like to have success with Spencer joining the band on Only Chasing Safety, experimenting with their sound over the years, why they broke up and what he did in the intervening years, how his and the band’s relationship with Christian faith has evolved over the years.
This episode features the song “Bullets” by EVERYBODY PANIC! and “On My Teeth” by Underoath.
Doc welcomes Lamb of God lead guitarist, Mark Morton, to the show and they talk about Mark’s unique playing style, what it’s been like to develop the live show for his solo band, what inspired him to branch out and do a solo album, his evolution as a lead guitarist, the philosophy behind how Lamb of God songs are written, Mark’s background as an academic and political science major, his thoughts on putting himself out there on social media, what growing up in Virginia and the south means to him, and discovering his sobriety.
This episode features the song “Falling Down” by Henry Cloutier, “Into The Night” by Central Disorder, and “Sworn Apart” by Mark Morton featuring Jacoby Shaddix.
Doc welcomes former Dillinger Escape Plan founder and guitarist Ben Weinman and they talk about how he got the gig playing with Suicidal Tendencies, what Suicidal meant to him growing up, how the scene Dillinger came up in influenced his DIY sensibility, the physicality of Dillinger’s live show taking it’s toll on his body and eventually winding down the band, and Ben interviews Doc a bit about God Forbid’s work ethic back in the day, and what it has been like to move to LA and start over again with a new band.
This episode features the songs “New Disguise” by Haal and “Adapt or Die” by Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.
Hello friends! I will be playing guitar with Mark Morton from Lamb of God’s solo band on a short US tour this month. Having been friends with Mark forever and even filling in for him before in LoG, it’s an honor to be considered for this gig. If you haven’t checked out the record, it’s called Anesthetic and it’s available now everywhere you buy or stream music. You may have heard the incredible track “Crossed Off” which features the last recorded material from the late Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington.
The rest of the band is rounded out by Art Cruz (Winds of Plague, Prong) on drums and Mark Morales and Nick Villareal from Sons of Texas on vocals and bass. We will be co-headlining with Light The Torch feat. Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) and one of my favorite bands, Moon Tooth.
You can purchase advance tickets and VIP packages HERE. Dates below. Hope to see you guys there in the front row \m/
Doc welcomes legendary bassist of Megadeth, David Ellefson, and they talk about Dave quitting heroin, recognizing great feel in other musicians, the differences between Megadeth and Metallica, being on the forefront of digital recording and the direction of Megadeth in the 90s, getting reinvigorated with new band members on their last album Dystopia, dealing with fame, discovering a new career with Peavey after Megadeth disbanded, how he ended up back in the band, and learning how to appreciate his successful career.
This episode features the song “Johnny Be Metal” by The Madness and The MadMan and “Late” by Altitudes and Attitude.
Doc welcomes this week’s guest, guitarist and backing vocalist of Sevendust, Clint Lowery. They talk about why he left Sevendust years ago to start Dark New Day with his brother, the musical background and chemistry with his family, when God Forbid failed to open up for Sevendust back in the 90s and how it inspired Doc, the secret to their longevity and connection with their fans, how his creative energy inspires him to do side projects, the difficulty of dealing with life outside of Sevendust, his stint with Korn, and expounds on his unique songwriting style.
This episode features the songs “Omens” by Beneath The Hollow and “Biggest Fan” by Call Me No One.
Doc welcomes Mike Montoya, guitarist for Winds of Plague, and producer under the name Morgoth Beatz. They discuss the history of metalcore from it’s roots in the 1980s crossover scene to the modern era of where metalcore has gone mainstream and everything in between.
This episode references a YouTube video “What Killed Metalcore?” from The Punk Rock MBA hosted by Finn McKenty. Check out the video and subscribe to Finn’s excellent page – www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM2sycUcvlU
This episode features the song “Deadline” by Catalysis and “Built To Destroy” by Incite.
Doc welcomes former artist manager, A&R, and entrepreneur Paul Conroy and they talk about how he got his start in the music business in Philadelphia, getting hired by Roadrunner Records, his challenges as an A&R, leaving Roadrunner to manage Lamb of God, how insecurity as a manager got the best of him and led to him partnering with Carl Severson at Ferret Records, his philosophy on how passion drives his entrepreneurial spirit, selling Ferret and launching Good Fight Entertainment, burning out and changing his focus to health and wellness, leaving the music industry and moving to the west coast to enter sports entertainment, his current company Plus Foundry, and Paul inquires Doc about his life transitions and recent success.
This episode features the songs “My Resistance” by Hallow Point and “Untitled” by Five Pointe O.