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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The Ex Man Podcast 33 – Meytal Cohen (YouTube Star)

Doc talks with drummer and YouTube star, Meytal Cohen, about growing up and getting into heavy metal in Israel, her unique family life, her time in the Israeli Army, how she found her way to America, what the process of gaining such a massive online fanbase was like, the experience of making a record and touring with her band, Meytal, and her latest venture launching a Kickstarter campaign to make the next album.

This episode features the song “Out of Chaos” by Meytal.

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You can follow Meytal on Instagram and Twitter at @Meyta1cohen

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The Ex Man Podcast 32 – Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork)

Doc talks with ex-Soilwork guitar player Peter Wichers about what made the Swedish metal scene in the 90s so special, how Soilwork’s career was built and cultivated an international following, the evolution of the band’s sound over the years, why he quit Soilwork the first time, his venture becoming a record producer, rejoining and leaving Soilwork the 2nd time to start a family and work for Fender, and his forthcoming music project with vocalist Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Killswitch Engage).

This episode features the song “Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning” by Soilwork.

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The Ex Man Podcast 31 – Art Cruz (Winds of Plague, Prong)

Doc gives his thoughts on the flurry of sexual misconduct scandals currently in the news, and speaks with the drummer of Winds of Plague and Prong, Art Cruz, about how Winds of Plague got their break, the rise of the deathcore scene, why he ultimately left the band, his time at G-Pen, how he joined Prong, the Winds of Plague reunion, his other life as a magician, and the launch of his new clothing brand Baselords.

This episode features the song “Never Alone” from the Winds of Plague album Blood of My Enemy.

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Doc’s VH1 article: Rediscovering the 90s Post Thrash Groove Metal Scene – www.vh1.com/news/45371/90s-post…groove-metal-scene/

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The Ex Man Podcast 30 – Chris “OJ” Ojeda (Byzantine)

Byzantine guitarist/vocalist, Chris “OJ” Ojeda, joins Doc to discuss how the band got their break, the naive mistakes they made in the early years, the struggle  they experienced balancing band life and home life, the band breakup and reunion, Byzantine’s new lease on life and record deal with Metal Blade, OJ’s vocal technique, and his account of the reality of life in West Virginia.

This episode features the song “Toast to the Ghost” by Bad Wolves and “Trapjaw” by Byzantine from their new album The Cicada Tree.

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