May 28, 2020

AJ Viana (Hath, Cognitive, The American Standard & Ophidius)

AJ Viana (Hath, Cognitive, The American Standard & Ophidius)

A conversation about COVID-19, the soundtrack of his youth, which instrument came first, his first shows, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, Hail Hath (we love Jerry Monk), becoming an extreme drummer, bands using Patreon, when will shows come back & his hangover cure.

Throughout this interview AJ was drinking Broken Goblet Brewing Company's "Carle The Great". A Russian Imperial Stout aged Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey barrels & it clocked in with a (as AJ puts is) a soft 11.1% ABV.
Matt was drinking Brasserie Artisanale Maltstrom's "IXXPL". This fantastic Double India Pale Lager was dank, juicy, fruit forward & clocked in with a 8.6% ABV.

This month is a "Spotlight on Redefining Darkness Records" month!! You can get 15% off by using the promo code (vox&hops) on all CDs, Vinyls & Cassettes till the end of May on the Redefining Darkness Bandcamp Page!!!

Devastation On The Nation 2020 featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant has been postponed due to the effects of the COVID- 19 Virus. But Daniel DeFonce, the Vox&Hops Alumni behind Metal Festival Tours & Continental Touring has already managed to secure tour dates for Devastation on the Nation 2021 featuring the exact same lineup. Devastation on the Nation 2021 with run from February 11th - March 14th 2021. Mad love & respect to Daniel DeFonce for pulling this together so quickly...I am impressed!

The impact of the COVID- 19 Virus on the entertainment industry is monstrous. Some of your favourite artists may be struggling to get by right now & desperately need your help. The best way to do that is by buying their music, merchandise & other goods. I have created a list of all of the Vox&Hops Almuni's Merchandise Pages for you to peruse so that you can support your favourite artists. Trust me they need it...

It is also essential to support our local Craft Beer Breweries now. If you are going to be drinking craft beer during your time in Social Isolation make sure that it is a Local Craft Beer. It would be a shame if we lost some breweries to COVID- 19...Craft Beer or nothing!



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