Doc welcomes artist manager of the band Suicide Silence, Jerry Clubb, to talk about dabbling in fantasy sports, his time working for Prosthetic Records, discovering Suicide Silence as a young local band in Southern California, his background in college radio. being an early adopter of Myspace as a marketing tool for music, challenges he faced as a new artist manager without much clout, how Suicide Silence’s self-titled album led to Jerry splitting with the band, his time temporarily leaving the music industry and eventually reconciling with the band, and his passion for film and filmmaking.
This episode features the song “Mastador” by Ruinstar and “Too Far Gone” by Big Wreck.
Doc welcomes ex-Korn and current BI•AS drummer, David Silveria, on the show and they talk about how his new band, BI•AS, got off the ground, his evolution in approaching drum tones, dealing with a devastating back injury and how it led to him leaving Korn, the deterioration of the relationships in Korn over the years, what it was like to own and run a busy restaurant, Korn’s early years and helping create Nu Metal, changing their sound and experiencing mainstream success on Follow The Leader, how building and marketing a band has changed since the 90s, and dealing with social media in the modern age.
This episode features the songs “Nightshade” by Blue Midnight and “Pity” by BI•AS.
Doc welcomes Carnifex vocalist, Scott Ian Lewis, to discuss the new film, Lords of Chaos, based on the book of the same name, about the history, music, and controversial crimes committed by the Norwegian Black Metal band, Mayhem. They also talk about Scott’s recently crowdfunded graphic novel, Death Dreamer, his interest in film and screenwriting, as well as an update on the latest happenings with Carnifex.
This episode features the song “This War” by Alyxx and “Bury Me In Blasphemy” by Carnifex.
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.
In Part 2 of last week’s episode where Doc interviewed Ex Man listeners, the roles are reversed and Doc answers questions from Ceraphym guitarist, Thomas Crawford, and criminal defense attorney, Matt Neufeld.
This episode features the song “Ain’t Good For Me” by Frost Koffin.
In a very unique episode of the Ex-Man, Doc speaks with two listeners and fans of the podcast. First, Doc converses with Matt Neufeld, a defense attorney from Texas, about why he likes the Ex-Man podcast, how he got into law, and delve into the complexities of the modern criminal justice system. They also discuss the NBA and the San Antonio Spurs in the show outro.
In the 2nd half of the show, Doc speaks with Thomas Crawford, guitarist of songwriter of the band Ceraphym. They discuss his evolution of trying to build a band while also maintaining a demanding career and moving cross country, the advantage of modern technology like Superior Drummer in songwriting with band members that aren’t local, and what the challenges of being an independent artist in the ever-changing heavy music world entail.
This episode features the song “Mouthpeace” by Ceraphym.
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.
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.