Podcast

November 14, 2019

Dante Dalton (Alukah & Gloom)

A conversation about recording with Chris Donaldson, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the soundtrack to his youth, how he got into playing guitar, a crazy tour story, the consequences of being in two bands & how he finds replacement musicians. Throughout this episode we drank Brasseurs du Nord's Boreal du Nord Est. Photo Credit: Chris Joao

November 07, 2019

Travis Werner (Visceral Disgorge)

A conversation about their new album, how he writes lyrics, if he's a craft beer enthusiast, how he started screaming, the evolution of his voice, the soundtrack to his youth, the moment he is most proud of & his opinion of the SLAM Police. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout the interview we drank St-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's Oracle 2008, a brown Belgian ale that was aged for over 10 years!!!

November 07, 2019

Riley McShane (Allegaeon & Continuum)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, how he became a metal head, discovering his metal voice, how he writes lyrics, the Patreon fiasco, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, an Allegaeon beer & his other passion playing video games on twitch. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout the interview we drank Jackie O's Pub & Brewery's Bourbon Barrel Champion Ground Imperial Coffee Stout 2018.

October 31, 2019

Lord Worm (Cryptopsy & Rage Nucléaire)

A conversation about where his voice came from, the origins Lord Worm, deciphering his lyrics, recording None So Vile, why he left the band back in the 90s, how he almost froze to death in 1986 & where his lyrical inspirations come from. This interview was recorded live in front of an audience at the Vox&Hops 1 Year Anniversary Party at Turbo Haus on October 26th 2019. Throughout the interview we drank "Highway to Hops" NEIPA, the very first Vox&Hops collaborative brew made by the great people of Microbrasserie Le Fermentor. It was a hazy, dank, juicy delight that I was proud to be a part of! Photo Credit: Mihaela Petrescu

October 24, 2019

Simon McKay (The Agonist)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, how he ended up playing drums, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his worst experience on the road, his year waiting for Orphans, his top modern drummer & his early influencers. Throughout this episode we drank Brasseurs du Nord's Boreal du Nord Est. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with Cryptopsy's original vocalist, the one, the only, LORD WORM!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

October 24, 2019

Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist)

A conversation about the soundtrack to her youth, how she discovered metal, if she is a craft beer enthusiast, the year between recording & releasing Orphans, how she developed her scream & if she fears the media. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout the interview we drank Jack Abbey's Craft Lagers Cocoa-nut barrel aged Framinghammer 2018. Which was a Baltic porter with cocoa and coconut that clocked in at a smooth 10% ABV. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with Cryptopsy's original vocalist, the one, the only, LORD WORM!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page! Photo Credit: Chantelle Renée Photography

October 17, 2019

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)

A conversation about his musical upbringings, what he was like in high school, his first guitar, how he discovered music, his first concerts, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, how he goes about writing riffs, how those riffs turn into new songs, which tour he would love to re-live, what album would he give his 12 year old self, how he felt when Angela left, click-bait headlines on metal news sites & his advice for young metal bands. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout the interview I drank St-Bock's "Saison Mangues Chardo", a sour saison made with Mangos & aged in Chardonay casks. Michael was hoping for a coffee...but sadly their coffee machine was out of order. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with Cryptopsy's original vocalist, the one, the only, LORD WORM!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page! Photo Credit: Mihaela Petrescu for Voir

October 17, 2019

Jason Keyser (Origin)

A conversation about filling in for other bands, how he became a death metal vocalist, if he's a craft beer enthusiast, his local favourite brewery, his stage persona, his pre-show routine, performing live vs studio, the craziest thing he has asked a crowd to do & a tour he wishes he could re-live. Throughout this interview we drank Brasserie du Bas Canada's Los Tabarnacos. Which was a creamy, fruity milkshake NEIPA that was simply fantastic. Also Jason graciously provided me with a Session IPA from his personal favourite hometown brewery the Saranac Brewery. Which was an extremely drinkable Session IPA that fell into a more hoppy bitter palate. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with Cryptopsy's original vocalist, the one, the only, LORD WORM!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

October 10, 2019

David Haley (Psycroptic & Abramelin)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, how he became a drummer, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, if he is ever satisfied with his playing, his booking agency SWD Presents, why he started booking bands & the tour that he is most proud of. Throughout this interview we drank MaBrasserie's IPA MoMo! A delicious Hazy Ipa from one of my favourite family friendly brewpubs here in Montreal. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with Cryptopsy's original vocalist, the one, the only, LORD WORM!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page! Photo Credit: Hugo Rebelo Fine Art Photography

October 10, 2019

Brady Deeprose (Conjurer)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, his metal evolution, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, what would a Conjurer beer be like, staying true to their values, a dream tour lineup & playing cello on a record. Throughout this interview we drank Brasserie du Bas-Canada's Hypa #6 one of Quebec's best Hazy IPAs. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with Cryptopsy's original vocalist, the one, the only, LORD WORM!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

October 07, 2019

Francis Foley (Microbrasserie À la Fût)

A conversation about their excellent barrel aging program, having to dump a tainted product, his best of the worst beers, being inspired by other breweries, the Bears of Legend collab, what is the next big style in craft beer & if he's a metal head. Throughout this interview we drank Microbrasserie À la Fût's QV12. QV12 is a special anniversary brew that was crafted for the breweries 12th anniversary. A lambic style sour aged for 12 months with wild yeast & berries blended with their classic Rouge de Mékinac which itself had spent 5 months aging with Morello cherries. It was delicate yet complex & everyone should experience it at one point in their lives. This episode was recorded at Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly in Chambly Quebec. Photo Credit: https://www.alafut.qc.ca/equipe/ Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

October 03, 2019

Ash Pearson (Revocation)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, becoming friends with his idols, why he chose drums, how he became a craft beer enthusiast, his favourite BC breweries, creating a Revocation beer, the top drummers of today & his warmup routine. Throughout this interview we drank Brasserie du Bas-Canada's Hypa #6 one of Quebec's best Hazy IPAs. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page! Photo Credit: Derek Carr

October 03, 2019

Andy Thomas (Black Crown Initiate)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his vocal influences, fitting in on extreme packages, facing complete uncertainty, overcoming depression & what fans can expect from the new album. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout the interview we drank MonsRegius bières artisanales' Nocturna Affogato, an imperial dessert stout with flavors of vanilla, cocoa, lactose and coffee. This delectable experience clocked in at a surprising 10% ABV & was brewed in collaboration with Kittel Coffee. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page! Photo Credit: Juergen S. for Time For Metal

September 30, 2019

Tatiana Fulton (Overhop Canada)

A conversation about relocating to Canada, contract brewing in Quebec & Ontario, their excellent branding, where the Quebec beer scene is headed, if she is a metal head, other South American based breweries & what is coming up next. Throughout this interview we were drinking the Sour Juicy IPA with Passionfruit a collaborative brew by Overhop Canada & Mason's Brewing Company. It was an unbelievable delicious, juicy yet tangy delicacy. This episode was recorded at Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly in Chambly Quebec. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

September 26, 2019

Zach Coleman (Khemmis & TRVE Brewing)

A conversation about drumming, his early influences, how he started brewing beers, his first home brews, how he balances both worlds, travelling the globe for inspiration, if he is ever satisfied with his brews, his first craft beer & making band brews. This interview was conducted at Brasserie Harricana, one of my personal favourite craft beer bars in Montreal. Throughout our chat we tasted their Lichtenhainer, a classic acidic and lightly smoked Germain beer, that clocked in at a light 3.3% ABV. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page! Photo Credit: Michael Kovacs

September 26, 2019

Somprasong Makkhasakul (Slamman Booking Asia)

A conversation about how he started his agency, the challenges he faces, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, how he discovered extreme music, the moment he knew that his agency was working & the worst experiences on the road. Throughout this episode we tasted Minoh Beer from Osaka Japan's IPA & Black IPA. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA called "Highway to Hops" in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

September 23, 2019

JF Legentil (Echo Session Ales)

A conversation about how he started brewing beers, what inspired his obsession with sessions, if there are limitations brewing sessions, his new double rooibos hybrid red cream ale, his best of the worst beers & if he's a metalhead. Throughout this interview we were drinking Echo Session Ales' Witbier with whole oranges & Hazy Session IPA. This episode was recorded at Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly in Chambly Quebec. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor called "Highway to Hops", selling the first Vox&Hops 9oz Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

September 19, 2019

Rob Sherred (Tour Manager & Sound Engineer)

A conversation about how he started mixing bands, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his favourite Norwegian breweries, the worst things that have happened on the road, his favourite venues & how he deals with delinquent promoters. This episode was recorded at The Crow Bar Pub in Oslo Norway. Throughout the episode we drank The Crow Bar Pub's "I Used to Love IPAs" which was a tasty West Coast IPA! Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

September 19, 2019

Carlos De Anda (Gloryhole Guillotine)

A conversation about band names, how he fell into metal vocals, his transition from merch guy to frontman, the soundtrack of his youth, how he discovered his metal voice, craft beer, his worst experience on stage & the art of Blackjack. We recorded this episode at the Protokoll taproom in Berlin, Germany & the beer that we drank during this episode was "Blast Beat" a double NEIPA by the Zagovor Brewery from Moscow. Come out and celebrate Vox&Hops' 1 Year Anniversary with me, some of the Vox&Hops' Alumni & other Vox&Hops' Heads on October 26th at Turbo Haüs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!!!! I have brewed a NEIPA in collaboration with Microbrasserie Le Fermentor, will be selling the first Vox&Hops Glassware & will be conducting the very first live Vox&Hops interview with an extremely special secret guest!!!! All info on the Vox&Hops Facebook Page!

September 16, 2019

Etienne Turcotte (Vox Populi & Pixel)

A conversation about how he started brewing beer, how Vox Populi began, staying true to the quality of your products, his time contract brewing, his new project Pixel, what's next for craft beer, if he is a metalhead & what he listens to when he brews. Throughout this interview we were drinking Microbrasserie Vox Populi's Session Fruit Punch IPA. It is the softer, younger sister of their classic Double Fruit Punch IPA. It was just as fruity, drinkable and as hoppy as the DFP IPA but at a much safer 4.4% ABV. This episode was recorded at Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly in Chambly Quebec.

September 12, 2019

Craig Thorn (BAOS Podcast)

A conversation about how he got into beer podcasting, 365 days of beer, the defining moment for BAOS, how to handle internet Trolls, Beer Mail, his favourite Quebec brewery, the craft beer slippery slope, avoiding a beer gut & his marketing company High Seasons Co. This interview was recorded at BreWskey Pub & Taproom in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is one of the nicest taprooms of Montreal located directly in the Old Port. Throughout this interview we drank L'Espace Public's "Bière de Vacances", which was a tart, crushable sour creamsicle beer that was made in collaboration with the BOAS Podcast. Photo Credit: Tiffany Alexis

September 12, 2019

Kasper Kirkegaard (HateSphere)

A conversation about joining HateSphere, his favourite part of touring, crazy food he has eaten, "Afterlife" HateSpehere's beer, his first experience with alcohol, the soundtrack to his youth, getting sick whilst on tour & Copenhagen's craft beer scene. This interview was conducted in Copenhagen Denmark and the beer that we drank was "Afterlife". This Imperial Stout was created the Fluxxus Brewing Company from Copenhagen in honour of HateSphere's 10th album. It was a boozy, decadent & chocolaty delight that clocks in at 11.7% ABV.

September 09, 2019

Shawn Duriez (Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs)

A conversation about how Avant-Garde came to be, "Black Metal" the new Imperial Stout from Bières Jukebox, dumping a product that is not up to par, the next big beer style, contract brewing, releasing a collaboration beer with a band & hosting nomadic brewers. Throughout this interview we were drinking Bières Jukebox's brand new Imperial Stout aptly called "Black Metal". It was a dark, chocolatey & boozy experience. This episode was recorded at Festival Bières et Saveurs de Chambly in Chambly Quebec.

September 05, 2019

Blair Youngblut (Mountain Dust)

A conversation about switching drumming styles, how Mountain Dust came to be, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his style of choice, what Mountain Dust have coming up next & how they write new music. This episode was recorded on site at the Heavy Montreal 2019 festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Throughout the episode we drank Granville Island Brewing's West Coast IPA, which was graciously given to me to share with my guests by Marie-Mado Langlois from Brasseur de Montreal. Photo Credit: Pat Beaudry