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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Doc talks with ex-In Flames bassist, Peter Iwers, about his new venture co-owning and running a beer brewing company – Odd Island Brewing, his new band CYHRA with ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, the thought process and feelings that led to his exiting In Flames, what the 90s metal scene in Sweden and early years for the band was like, and why Sweden seems to have such high-level musicianship.
Doc’s guest is Mark Hunter, singer of the now defunct New Wave of American Heavy Metal band Chimaira. They discuss the demise of the band, the early years and how the band got signed, dealing with their Nu Metal growing pains, how the band never felt comfortable in their own shoes or took time to enjoy the success, what it felt like to have original band members quit one-by-one, the rise and fall of Chimaira 2.0, and Mark’s new career as a photographer.
This episode features the song “This Is Why We Ride” from the Body Count album Bloodlust and a clip from the Chimaira song “Save Ourselves” from their self-titled album.
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Doc speaks with heavy metal and politics writer, J. Andrew Zalucky, about his article Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, which was released a year ago on MetalInjection.net. They discuss NWOAHM’s overall relevance and historical significance, how it relates to the current state of heavy music, metal elitism, and coming of age in the hardcore scene.
The episode features the God Forbid song “Gone Forever” from the 2004 album Gone Forever.
Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal by J. Andrew Zalucky – http://www.metalinjection.net/editorials/reflecting-on-the-new-wave-of-american-heavy-metal
This Is The End by Doc Coyle – http://www.doccoyle.net/this-is-the-end/
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Mark Heylmun, lead guitarist of Suicide Silence joins Doc to discuss the harsh criticism of their creative changes on their forthcoming album, the band’s “old school” approach to jamming and chemistry, their personal artistic process and how it relates to fans, and Mark ends up interviewing Doc a little bit to get some insight on what hindered God Forbid’s career.
This episode features the song “Doris” by Suicide Silence from their self-titled album set to be released February 24th 2017 on Nuclear Blast Records.
Doc rings in the New Year by thanking his gear sponsors ESP Guitars, EVH Amps and Cabs, Dunlop Picks, MXR Effects, Planet Waves Cables, D’Addario Strings, Toontrack Software, Kemper Profiling Amps, Zoom, Samson, and Sennheiser.
He also speaks with Mutiny Within bassist, Andrew Jacobs, about how AJ hustled and masterminded their way to a record deal with Roadrunner even as an inexperience band, navigating the local New Jersey metal scene, the art of networking, the trouble the band ran into with touring and member changes, burning out, working at Warner Music Group, and the current state of Mutiny Within.
This is episode features the Mutiny Within song “Justify” from their album Origins due Feb 10th 2017.