Podcast

Alex Erian (Despised Icon & Obey The Brave)

Aug. 15, 2019

A conversation about the Heavy Montreal Festival, using in-ear monitors, the challenges of clean vocals, switching from drumming to screaming, the development of his stage persona, the upcoming Despised Icon Tour & a misstep he wishes he could take back. This episode was recorded on site at the He…

Kyle Anderson (Brand of Sacrifice)

Aug. 15, 2019

A conversation about how he got into screaming, the evolution of his voice, his vocal warm up technique, the birth of Brand of Sacrifice, his first experience with beer, the Ontarian craft beer scene & what's next for Brand of Sacrifice. This episode was recorded on site at the Heavy Montreal 2019…

Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm & Ex Deo)

Aug. 15, 2019

A conversation about the Heavy Montreal Festival, the importance of remaining humble in the metal music industry, the craft beer scene of Chicago & St.Tabarnak Kataklysm's very own craft beer brewed by Eutropius Brewing in Belgium. Photo Credit: Tim Snow This episode was recorded on site at the …

Eric Danielsson (Watain)

Aug. 8, 2019

A conversation about the 20th anniversary tour, the craft beer scene in Sweden, the possibilities of a Watain craft beer, their show being cancelled in Singapore, how metal should always be kept dangerous & if he thinks he has ever gone too far on stage. This episode was recorded on site at the He…

Vega de la Rockha (Metalachi)

Aug. 8, 2019

A conversation about how they made their transition from a standard mariachi band to metal one, what would be a dream tour, if he feels that they will be stuck branded as a theme band, is he a craft beer enthusiast & what does Metalachi have coming up. This episode was recorded on site at the Heav…

Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage)

Aug. 8, 2019

A conversation about the San Diego craft beer scene, his go-to style of beer, the question that he is fed up of answering, Jesse Leach's vocal surgery, the soundtrack of his youth, his productions & his opinion on the Tim Lambesis situation. This episode was recorded on site at the Heavy Montreal …

Dan Cleary (Striker)

Aug. 1, 2019

A conversation about how he started playing music, the soundtrack to his youth, his favorite style of beer, the Edmonton craft beer scene, a tour horror story, what it was like opening for Metallica & how he keeps his voice strong on tour. This episode was recorded at Le Saint-Bock tap house, one …

Nicky Calonne (Nekrogoblikon)

Aug. 1, 2019

A conversation about how Jon Goblikon came to be, his foray into craft beer, what the LA craft beer scene is like, how he started doing scream vocals, his influences & how he stays healthy on the road. This episode was recorded on site at the Heavy Montreal 2019 festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canad…

Dirk Schlächter (Gamma Ray)

Aug. 1, 2019

A conversation about how life lead him to meet Kai Hansen, how he spent his time during the Helloween reunion tour, the Pumpkin's United lineup's new Helloween album, releasing an EP with Gamma Ray next year & the 30th anniversary of Gamma Ray. This episode was recorded on site at the Heavy Montre…

Nick Farkas (Heavy Montreal)

July 25, 2019

A conversation about how he got started booking bands in the late 80's in Montreal, the hustle that was required to make it happen, what venue he misses most, some crazy DIY events he promoted, the development of the punk & metal scene in the 90's, the craft beers which will be available at this ye…

Jim Gregory (Solium Fatalis)

July 18, 2019

A conversation about the history of his band Solium Fatalis, his early influences growing up as a young metal head in the early 90's, his journey into becoming a craft beer enthusiast, his memories of his first beer when he was 9 years old, what it was like being stationed in Florida in 99, the str…

Richie Cavalera (INCITE)

July 11, 2019

A conversation about his first experience with alcohol, how playing Policia on stage at a young age got him hooked, if he ever felt pressure when starting a band due to his father's success, how he dealt with schooling whilst on the road, how Ozzy Osbourne is partly responsible for his smoking habi…

Aaron Savas (Arcane Stone Sculpting)

July 4, 2019

A conversation about how he fell into the world of making monsters for people, his early artistic influences, his creative process when designing monsters, how he creates stories in his mind to help shape his creations, how he built the new stage props for Aborted, how he designs them to be transpo…

Bradley Zorgdrager (BangerTV & Exclaim!)

June 27, 2019

A conversation about how he got his start in the world of Metal Media, his past experiences on the road as a tour manager for pop punk bands, the reason he has never tasted alcohol, how he has grown as an interviewer over the years, how he approaches creating interview questions & writing reviews, …

Andrew Gerrity (Wolvhammer)

June 20, 2019

A conversation about touring in a Bandwagon, how he fell into the world of addiction at a young age whilst dealing with anxiety & depression, how he coped & managed his time in school, that time he detoxed at his Girlfriend's house during Christmas, his reverence for amphetamines, the physical toll…

Jason Evans (INGESTED)

June 13, 2019

A conversation about how he spent 90% of his youth in his Nan's Pub called The Pineapple Inn, how his Grandfather tricked him into tasting his first beer, his first drunken adventure at 12 years old, how Ingested manages to remain all original members, the real reason that Sam went home from The Su…

Alexander Kendrick (Tour Manager & FOH Sound Engineer)

June 6, 2019

A conversation about how he got into the crazy world of touring, what exactly the roles of a Tour Manager are, his personal favorite beers from the Georgia area, his first experience with alcohol, his worst tour experience, his own musical project called Gaia, his vocal approach & his vocal inspira…

Mike Caputo (Rings of Saturn)

May 30, 2019

A conversation about playing in a pop punk band growing up in Long Island, getting his first drum set at the age of 5, his early drum influences, his first experience with beer, what it was like to get asked to play drums for Rings of Saturn, what steps he had to take to improve his drumming over t…