The Ex Man Podcast 14 – Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames, CYHRA)

Doc talks with ex-In Flames bassist, Peter Iwers, about his new venture co-owning and running a beer brewing company – Odd Island Brewing, his new band CYHRA with ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, the thought process and feelings that led to his exiting In Flames, what the 90s metal scene in Sweden and early years for the band was like, and why Sweden seems to have such high-level musicianship.

Doc Co-Writes New Body Count Song

The infamous metal/hardcore band Body Count featuring legendary rapper and actor Ice T has released a new album entitled Bloodlust. Doc has the great fortune to contribute some writing to the song “This Is Why We Ride”. Check it out support the band HERE.

The Ex Man Podcast 13 – Mark Hunter (ex-Chimaira)

Doc’s guest is Mark Hunter, singer of the now defunct New Wave of American Heavy Metal band Chimaira. They discuss the demise of the band, the early years and how the band got signed, dealing with their Nu Metal growing pains, how the band never felt comfortable in their own shoes or took time to enjoy the success, what it felt like to have original band members quit one-by-one, the rise and fall of Chimaira 2.0, and Mark’s new career as a photographer.

This episode features the song “This Is Why We Ride” from the Body Count album Bloodlust and a clip from the Chimaira song “Save Ourselves” from their self-titled album.

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Doc Co-Writes Track for Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta

For those who don’t know, Hatebreed frontman and Jasta Show host Jamey Jasta has a killer solo band called Jasta. The band just released a brand new EP entitled The Lost Chapters on March 31st. Doc co-wrote the song “Chasing Demons” which also features Howard Jones of Devil You Know and Killswitch Engage fame on guest vocals.

Catch Jasta on Tour with Anthrax and Killswitch Engage and you can listen and purchase The Lost Chapters HERE.

The Ex Man Podcast 12 – Reflecting on the NWOAHM with J. Andrew Zalucky (Decibel, Metal Injection)

Doc speaks with heavy metal and politics writer, J. Andrew Zalucky, about his article Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, which was released a year ago on MetalInjection.net. They discuss NWOAHM’s overall relevance and historical significance, how it relates to the current state of heavy music, metal elitism, and coming of age in the hardcore scene.

The episode features the God Forbid song “Gone Forever” from the 2004 album Gone Forever.

Article Links

Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal by J. Andrew Zalucky – http://www.metalinjection.net/editorials/reflecting-on-the-new-wave-of-american-heavy-metal

This Is The End by Doc Coyle – http://www.doccoyle.net/this-is-the-end/

J. Andrew Zalucky’s website – https://jazalucky.com/

The Ex Man Podcast 11 – Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem, ex-The Low End Theory)

Doc has an in-depth talk with Benny Horowitz, drummer of über successful rock band, The Gaslight Anthem, about coming up in the New Jersey hardcore scene, gush over local metalcore band For The Love Of…, discuss Benny’s struggle in the underground playing with bands like The Low End Theory and The Killing Gift, battling with the pressures of “real life”, and finally coping with having his dreams come true as a successful musician. Benny and Doc also engage in some NBA talk, and pore over the doldrums of being a Brooklyn Nets fan, and try to figure if anyone has a chance against the Golden State Warriors.

This episode features the songs “Crawl To Hide” by For The Love Of… from the 1998 album Feasting On The Will Of Humanity and “Stay Vicious” by The Gaslight Anthem from the 2014 album Get Hurt.

The Ex Man Podcast 10 – Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence)

Mark Heylmun, lead guitarist of Suicide Silence joins Doc to discuss the harsh criticism of their creative changes on their forthcoming album, the band’s “old school” approach to jamming and chemistry, their personal artistic process and how it relates to fans, and Mark ends up interviewing Doc a little bit to get some insight on what hindered God Forbid’s career.

This episode features the song “Doris” by Suicide Silence from their self-titled album set to be released February 24th 2017 on Nuclear Blast Records.

Milo on Bill Maher and The Cult of Trolling

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Sometimes you have a confluence of thoughts coalesce in way that begs immediate attention, and now is one of those times. After watching Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher and the interaction with controversial guest, Milo Yiannopoulos, I couldn’t sleep. The provocateur provoked.

Everything post the election of Donald J. Trump feels like uncharted territory, and what I thought I knew contained vast holes of ignorance. In my world, the Milos, Ann Coulters, and Alex Jones’ were sordid, fringe figures, and yet what I failed to see was that they were signaling of a change in the culture. That’s the thing about getting older; the culture changes while you’re distracted in self-satisfied comfort of predictable outcomes. It never feels good to be out of touch.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 09 – Bill Hudson (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Circle II Circle, ex-Westfield Massacre, ex-Cellador)

Doc returns from a break from the show with special guest, Bill Hudson, a prolific and virtuosic guitarist for bands like Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Circle II Circle, Vital Remains, and Ex Man of Westfield Massacre, Cellador, Power Quest, and many more. They discuss how Bill emigrated from Brazil to join the band Cellador, his early missteps and attitude problems, his transition into becoming a hired gun, and his philosophy on how to make it as a pro musician.

This episode features the song “Of Dirt” by the band Firefly Atlas, and a demo version of the song “E.G.O.” by Bill Hudson.

The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 08 – Andrew “AJ” Jacobs (Mutiny Within, ex-Vext)

Doc rings in the New Year by thanking his gear sponsors ESP Guitars, EVH Amps and Cabs, Dunlop Picks, MXR Effects, Planet Waves Cables, D’Addario Strings, Toontrack Software, Kemper Profiling Amps, Zoom, Samson, and Sennheiser.

He also speaks with Mutiny Within bassist, Andrew Jacobs, about how AJ hustled and masterminded their way to a record deal with Roadrunner even as an inexperience band, navigating the local New Jersey metal scene, the art of networking, the trouble the band ran into with touring and member changes, burning out, working at Warner Music Group, and the current state of Mutiny Within.

This is episode features the Mutiny Within song “Justify” from their album Origins due Feb 10th 2017.