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.
Doc summarizes the experiences of the previous year of touring, how it has affected him, dealing with depression, and the steps he has taken to get healthy in 2019. Doc also recounts his favorite albums and films of 2018.
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.