Ex-Man Podcast Ep. 99 – Phil Labonte (All That Remains, ex-Shadows Fall)

Doc welcomes All That Remains vocalist, Phil Labonte, on the show for the third time to discuss his entry into the metal scene as a guitarist and then a vocalist for death metal band Perpetual Doom, his time with Shadows Fall and why he Ieft the band, what drove him to start and persevere with All That Remains, changing Iineups and improving the sound of the band with the help of Killswitch Engage’s Adam D, his development as a singer, finally achieving success after years of struggling, the challenges of crossing over into the radio market, and Doc picks Phil’s brain on Trump impeachment and the 2020 Election.

This episode features the songs “Serotonin” by Kalt Weiss and “Victim of the New Disease” by All That Remains.

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Ex-Man Podcast Ep. 94 – Justin Whang (Youtuber, Jynx, ex-PUi)

Doc welcomes YouTuber and Jynx guitarist, Justin Whang, to the show to talk about how Doc and Justin met when he was in his former band, PUi, how he began creating content for YouTube, the modern state of social media, the cross-section between video games and YouTube, PewDiePie, censorship and Alex Jones, Jeffrey Epstein and the current state of social mistrust, and his band, Jynx.

This episode features the song “Clipped” by Jynx.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 64 – Nelson Blake (Locked In A Vacancy – Artist – Luke Cage, Spiderman)

Doc welcomes guest, Nelson Blake II, ex-guitarist of NYC-based metalcore band Locked In A Vacancy and professional comic book artist. They talk about Locked In A Vacancy’s recent reunion, the old New York hardcore scene, dissect the complexities of modern black culture and the difficulty going against societally forced identity roles, the psychology behind the toxic aspects of Twitter, get into some NY Knicks and basketball talk, how his career as a visual artist progressed and eventually being hired by Marvel to illustrate Luke Cage and Spiderman, and pick apart the fallacy of God given talent and intricacies of creative work.

This episode features the song “Office Politics” by Locked In A Vacancy from their album Exit The Futility Ward.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 57 – Godless (ex-The Metal Podcast, ex-Metalsucks Podcast Host)

Doc speaks with Godless, the former host of excellent heavy metal themed podcasts, Podcast Metal and MetalSucks, about his background in the music industry as a manager, booker, and promoter, how he met Chuck and got into podcasting, studying to become a high level interviewer, debate what being a nerd means, Godless interviews Doc a bit on God Forbid’s career and downfall, the current state of the metal scene, and wrap up discussing politics.

This episode features the song “Half-Duplex” by Jade Telegraph from the EP Half-Duplex.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 50 – Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders, ex-Reflux)

In this very special 50th episode of The Ex Man podcast, Doc welcomes legendary guitarist, Tosin Abasi, as a guest to discuss Afro-Futurism, the conflict in the metal world between commercialism and credibility, how he became such a prolific guitar player, coming up in the Baltimore hardcore/metalcore scene, how the band Reflux with Ash Avildsen came together, the genesis of Animals As Leaders through meeting Misha Mansoor, cultivating the Djent sound, political identities, the unexpected success Animals As Leaders and he have experienced, the Generation Axe tour, and his launch of Abasi Guitars and his signature Fishman guitar pickups.

This episode features the song “All Came To Light” by Cerebellion from the album Regeneration, and “Ectogenesis” by Animals As Leaders from the album The Madness of Many.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 47 – Militia Vox (Judas Priestess)

Doc speaks with Judas Priestess vocalist and solo artist Militia Vox about how the topic of race has been unavoidable as it relates to her music career, her upbringing in a very unique and progressive section of Maryland, her rebellious years in performing arts school, getting involved in the industrial music scene and joining her first band in Boston and New York, her years as a touring background singer for big pop stars like Taylor Dayne and Cyndi Lauper, how she decided to start her own solo band, joining Judas Priestess, and have a deep discussion about the #MeToo movement and her negative experiences with sexual harrasment in the music industry.

This episode features the song “Blood on our Hands” by Corpse Paint from their EP Nothing Here In The Dark and “Vow” by Militia Vox from the EP Isosceles.

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The Ex Man Episode Ep. 44 – Gun Debate with Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

Doc has a debate with All That Remains frontman and 2nd Amendment advocate, Phil Labonte, about the recent uproar focused around gun rights following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

This episode features the song “Hold On” by All That Remains.

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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 29 – NBA Talk w/ Derek James (ESPN1500 Timberwolves Analyst, Hardwood Paroxysm)

Doc speaks with ESPN1500 Minnesota Timberwolves Analyst and Hardwood Paroxysm writer, Derek James, about how he became a basketball journalist, the evolution of new media, the connection between hoops and heavy music, question whether the dominance of the Golden State Warriors is good for the NBA, how the Cavs and Celtics will fair after the Kyrie Irving trade, the upcoming T-Wolves season, and re-litigate Russell Westbrook’s MVP campaign.

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