The Ex Man Podcast 42 – Sonny Mayo (Ugly Kid Joe, ex-Sevendust, ex-HeD PE, ex-Amen, ex-Snot)

Doc speaks with prolific guitar player, Sonny Mayo, about the benefits of therapy, being influenced by James Hetfield, coming up in Northern Virginia with his thrash band Silence, opening up for an upcoming Pantera, how he moved west and joined Snot, falling in with drugs and how that led to him leaving Snot and joining Amen, getting sober and subsequently joining HeD PE, how playing with Sevendust was the best thing and hardest thing he ever did, going to school to become a producer, playing with Ugly Kid Joe, and his new life working with Rock to Recovery.

This episode features the song “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” by Snot.

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The Ex Man Podcast 41 – Dave Chavarri (Ill Nino, Terror Universal, ex-Pro-Pain, Ex-M.O.D.)

Doc talks with Ill Nino and Terror Universal drummer Dave Chavarri about getting his start on the East Coast with his first band Gothic Slam, how that led to him joining bay area thrash band Lååz Rocket, his time playing with M.O.D., what he learned about work ethic and the music business playing with Pro-Pain, how filling in for Soulfly prepared him to launch Ill Nino, the evolution of a more melodic Ill Nińo from the original El Nińo with Jorge from Merauder, the relentless touring that fueled the band’s success, the key to Ill Nińo’s longevity, and how his new band Terror Universal came together.

This episode features the song “Galactic Outlaw” by Gigantalope and “Dig A Hole” by Terror Universal.

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The Ex Man Podcast Episode 40 – Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy, ex-Nothing Left To Mourn)

Doc speaks with Fit For An Autopsy guitarist, Patrick Sheridan abou how losing weight has affected his former “Fat Pat” persona, how he got into the hardcore scene, the violence and crew culture of the 90s New Jersey hardcore scene, what he did to improve as a guitar player, why he almost quit music, the success of Fit For An Autopsy, and what has caused him to evolve as a person.

This episode features the song “Heads Will Hang” by Fit For An Autopsy.

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The Ex Man Podcast 39 – Byron Davis (ex-God Forbid)

Doc speaks with ex-God Forbid vocalist, Byron Davis, about how he felt and what he did when God Forbid broke up, how wanting to start a family factored into moving on from the band, reflect on the troubles that led to the break-up, the creative process of the last album Equilibrium, how his vocal style evolved through the years, what finding metal in a predominantly black community was like, and contemplate his future plans.

This episode features the song “Zombie” by Bad Wolves and “Pockets Lined With Flowers” by Casket Robbery from the EP The Ascension.

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The Ex Man Podcast 38 – Robb Flynn (Machine Head, ex-Vio-lence, ex-Forbidden)

Doc speaks with Machine Head frontman, Robb Flynn, about his crazy, early years in the Bay Area experimenting with drugs, starting thrash band Forbidden, cutting his teeth on the road with Vio-lence, how the changing 90s metal scene inspired him to start Machine Head, how they secured a record deal with Roadrunner Records, the huge impact and success of Burn My Eyes, how the band defied categorization through the years as their sound evolved, and discuss race relations and outrage culture.

This episode features the song “No Return” by Void Vator from the album Dehumanized, and the song “Beyond The Pale” by Machine Head from the album Catharsis.

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The Ex Man Podcast Episode 37 – Eric German (Entertainment Lawyer)

Doc’s guest is entertainment lawyer, Eric German, who represents bands like Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, and formerly Doc’s old band, God Forbid. Eric talks about growing up as a devoted metalhead, his college experience and why he decided to get into law, his time working in concert promotion, litigating the infamous Napster lawsuit, the fall of metal in the 90s, the challenges hard rock and metal face in a changing music industry, and gives some advice on how to be successful new band in the current landscape.

This episode features the song “Mega Piranha” by In Search of Sun from the album, Virgin Funk Mother.

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The Ex Man Podcast 36 – Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (ex-The Acacia Strain, LGND)

Doc reflects on the year that was 2017, and speaks with ex-The Acacia Strain guitarist, songwriter, and producer, Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz, about his current band LGND, his roots in the New England hardcore scene, reminisce about the band Blood Has Been Shed, the evolution of The Acacia Strain’s sound, why he stopped touring and eventually split with the band, his development as a guitarist and producer, and gives an update on his current projects.

This episode features the song “Beast” by The Acacia Strain.

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Doc’s 2017 Top Ten Lists

Here are my favorite albums, films, television shows, and podcasts of 2017. As always, I wish I would have listened to more and watched more, and these lists are in no particular order. I have to admit that podcast listening has sincerely cut into my music time. A lot of stuff didn’t make my list, because I just haven’t gotten around to checking it out.

(Some of these lists go to 11)


Top Albums of 2017

Body Count – Bloodlust

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

In Search of Sun – Virgin Funk Mother

Sons of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony

Darkest Hour – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Zeal and Ardor – Devil Is Fine

Glassjaw – Material Control

Power Trip –  Nightmare Logic

Havok – Conformicide

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The Ex Man Podcast 35 – John Finberg (Booking Agent)

Doc talks about the death of Nevermore and Sanctuary vocalist, Warrel Dane, and gives a reading of his article featured on Metalsucks.net. Doc also speaks with First Row Talent booking agent, John Finberg, about getting his start in Philadelphia as a ticket scalper, how he became a booking agent through concert promotion, his adventures working for and with multiple agents all over the country, the highs and lows of joining Bay Ridge Talent and booking bands like Machine Head, Napalm Death and Madball, discuss his infamous reputation and abrasive communication style, as well as hash out some of the issues they had when John booked God Forbid.

First Row Talent – www.facebook.com/pg/firstrowofficial/about/
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The Ex Man Podcast 34 – Billy Graziedei (Biohazard, Powerflo, ex-Suicide City)

Doc speaks with guitarist, vocalist, and producer Billy Graziadei about how forming Biohazard helped him stay out of trouble in the streets, the band’s unique sound and genesis of blending hardcore, metal, and hip hop, how fame and substance abuse tore the band apart, leaving Biohazard and launching punk band Suicide City, the Biohazard reunion, and tells the story of how the supergroup Powerflo came together.

This episode features the song “Resistance” by Powerflo.

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