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.
Doc welcomes. Mike Mowery, podcaster, owner of Outerloop Management and record label, as well as co-owner of JabberJaw Media, the podcast network that The Ex Man is a part of. They talk about Mike’s trip cross-country, his time in Los Angeles, weigh the pros and cons of being too honest in the the podcasting field, how the JabberJaw Media podcast network came together, the state of the heavy music industry in the streaming age, his recent challenges in dealing with adversity with his business and personal life, and share some internal reflections on how one stays positive through adversity.
This episode features the song “A Grave Mistake” by ICE NINE KILLS from their new album The Silver Scream.
Doc welcomes famed hardcore bass player, Mike Couls as his guest and they talk about Mike booking God Forbid’s first ever tour in Detroit, how losing his father at a young age led him to find solace in the hardcore scene, dealing with the violent backdrop of Detroit and joining local legends, Cold As Life, breaking out into the bigger metal world with Sworn Enemy, tells some amazing Ozzfest stories, why he left Sworn Enemy to move to NJ and join the much more melodic Agents of Man, becoming a journeyman touring bassist playing with bands like Terror, Merauder, Skarhead, and The Cro-Mags, the two resolve a difficult personal issue from the past, and discuss his controversial nickname, “The Gook” .
This episode features the song “The Immortal” by Dawn of Eternity and “Murder” by Agents of Man.
Doc speaks with Revocation vocalist and lead guitarist, Dave Davidson, about the band he played in previously called Cryptic Warning, the early days coming up in Boston DIY metal scene, his intellectual curiosity that led him to become a student of metal and eventually going to Berkley Music College, how Revocation secured a record deal with Relapse, the slow but steady progress of the band’s success. signing with Metal Blade records, and how he has gone about developing his personal brand as virtuoso guitarist.
This episode features the song “Of Unworldly Origin” by Revocation from their album The Outer Ones.