Podcast

Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation)

May 23, 2019

A conversation about the upcoming Cattle Decapitation record, what it is like recording immersed in seclusion with Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado, where he draws his inspirations from, how he develops new vocal ranges, what his best Mexican Tour package would be & his thoughts on the cont…

Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn)

May 16, 2019

A conversation about growing up as one of the only metal heads in his high school, how living in Los Angeles shaped his musical path, working for one of the biggest metal record labels & all about his band Abysmal Dawn. The beer that we drank during this episode was brought to me by Brian Spencer …

Daniel DeFonce (Continental Concerts USA & Unique Leader Records)

May 9, 2019

A conversation about how he started booking bands, his early years playing in bands, working for Unique Leader Records, how Devastation on the Nation came to be, his thoughts about this years lineup & an epic drunken tale! The beer that we drank during this episode was Rahr & Sons Brewing Company'…

Chris Soutsos (JHOFFFILMS)

May 2, 2019

A conversation about how he got into the art of YouTubing, his favorite Seinfeld episodes, his opinions on the MetalSucks news website, his love of hockey & his opinion about the new Trailer Park Boys animated series. The beer that we drank during this episode was a Waterloo Brewing's Waterloo IPA…

Monte Barnard (Casting Metal)

April 25, 2019

A conversation about no longer being in a touring band, the local Portland craft beer scene, what inspired him start his podcast Casting Metal, the creation of his no bullshit news site & his worst days on the road. We recorded this episode at the Belmont Station in Portland Oregon and we drank a …

Dave Otero (Flatline Audio)

April 18, 2019

A conversation about the insane craft beer scene in and around Denver Colorado, how he began brewing his own beer, how he got into recording bands, how he goes about creating interesting textures & sounds for his projects & who inspired him the most. The beer that we drank during this episode was …

Mike Miczek (Broken Hope, The Atlas Moth & Powermad)

April 11, 2019

A conversation about growing up and learning drums at a young age, what bands he thinks is the next big thing, his worst tour memories, his favorite local brews & what it is like working at Dark Matter Coffee. The beer that we drank during this episode was the Daisy Cutter Pale Ale by the Half Acr…

Hiran Deraniyagala (Battlecross)

April 4, 2019

A conversation about how he got into beer & death metal, his craziest tour stories, why he believes Battlecross is at a slower rate than before, his dream tour & personal favorite tour of his career, his venture into the land of 7 string guitars for his new project Portal of Pazuzu & his new passio…

Keith Wampler (The Convalescence)

March 28, 2019

A conversation about touring Canada in the middle of winter, recording his new album with Chris Donaldson at The Grid Studio in Montreal, a few absolutely horrible tour stories, who he believes was the artist that had the biggest ego he has ever encountered, some of the sacrifices he and the rest o…

Branislav Panic (Bane)

March 21, 2019

A conversation about how he first discovered metal living in Serbia through tape trading & buying albums based upon their cover artwork, his dream tour lineup for Bane, his worst tour horror story, who he believes is the next big band in metal & why he relocated to Montreal to pursue a more serious…

Jean-Francois Michaud (evenko)

March 14, 2019

A conversation about how he started out booking his first show at the age of 17, his time working for Universal Records as well as Extensive Enterprise, his transition to evenko, his involvement in as well a whole bunch of interesting facts regarding Heavy Montreal, his advice for people considerin…

Filip Ivanović (Flat Bathtub)

March 7, 2019

A conversation about how he discovered craft beer, how he travels to Metal & Beer Fests throughout the United States, how he became an artist, his involvement with the Heavy MTL festival, how he inspires himself artistically and what beers and bands he is into right now. This Episode was recorded …

22- Dave Boucher (Extensive Enterprise)

Feb. 28, 2019

A conversation about how Dave started out as a promoter by simply being a die heard fan, the ups and downs of being a promoter, my memories of playing my first big show in Montreal which he booked, the growth of his company Extensive Enterprise, his thoughts about the upcoming Heavy MTL lineup, wh…

21- Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy & Cattle Decapitation)

Feb. 21, 2019

A conversation about his very busy upcoming 2019 playing in not only Cryptopsy, but also with Vengeful, Akurion & Cattle Decapitation. We mention that this is not the first time that we conduct an interview for Vox&Hops and how the initial interview is now known as "The Lost Episode of Vox&Hops". …

20- Lyn Jeffs (Ingested)

Feb. 14, 2019

A conversation about begging his Dad to let him play his drums, his early drumming influences, drinking his first pints at 14 in a proper pub, the best and the worst moments on the road, who he believes is the best extreme drummer today, the sacrifices he and the rest of the Ingested crew had to ma…

19- Sven de Caluwé (Aborted)

Feb. 7, 2019

A conversation about creating and enjoying Hell Over Europe 2, being Belgian and not being a fan of hoppy beer, how he discovered and experiments with his voice, being in a band with a bunch of "metal nerds", the best and worst parts of touring and how he handled the ups and downs during Aborted's …

18- Martin Lacroix (Ex-Cryptopsy)

Feb. 1, 2019

A conversation about how he first started out as a tattoo artist, making his first tattoo gun from a walkman (portable cassette tape player), who is early inspirations were, why he relocated to Europe, how he discovered Death Metal on a shroom trip, his time in Cryptopsy and why he believes he is n…

17- Julien Truchan (Benighted)

Jan. 25, 2019

A conversation about being out on the amazing Hell Over Europe 2 tour (Aborted, Cryptopsy, Benighted & Cytotoxin), learning how to drink beer after rugby practice, the similarities between being on a rugby team & being in a death metal band, where he discovered his death metal voices, his job at ho…