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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 55 – Steve Smyth (One Machine, ex-Forbidden, ex-Nevermore, ex-Testament)

Doc talks with prolific guitar player, Steve Smyth, about what makes the bay area such a gold mine for talented metal musicians, how he got his professional start with Vicious Rumors, getting his big break as a touring guitarist with Testament for 5 years, playing with Eric Peterson’s black metal side-project, Dragonlord, the ups and downs of joining Nevermore and to contributing to the classic This Godless Endeavor album, working with Forbidden on Omega Wave, and launching his own band, One Machine.

This episode features the song “The Body Snatchers” by Circle Back from their self-titled EP and the song “New Motive Power” by One Machine from their album The Final Cull.

Follow Steve on Instagram @stevesmythofficial and Twitter @stevesmyth01 and his website SteveSmyth.com.

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The Ex Man Podcast Ep. 51 – Craig Locicero (Dress The Dead, ex-Forbidden, ex-Manmade God, ex-Death)

Doc speaks with Dress The Dead guitarist, Craig Locicero, about starting Forbidden Evil which became Forbidden in high school with Robb Flynn, what made the bay area thrash scene so special and prolific, taking an old-school, organic approach to recording, his time as a touring guitarist for Death, how his changing music tastes led to him leaving Forbidden and starting Manmade God, getting signed by Rick Rubin and experiencing a disappointing album rollout, the Forbidden reunion, and the story behind his new band, Dress The Dead.

This episode features the song “There Goes The Sun” by Dress The Dead.

Follow Craig on Instagram @low_cicero

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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.

Follow Robb on Instagram @RobbFlynn and Twitter @TheGeneralMH

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Check out Void Vator at www.VoidVator.com

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