Podcast

June 22, 2020

Max Hébert & Joel Dupras (Sir John Brewing Co.)

A conversation about working through COVID- 19, their rapid success, their first beers, how they started brewing, hitting the ground running, where their name stems from, creativity vs flagships, collaborative brews, if they are metalheads, their hop of the moment & their hangover cure. Throughout this interview we were drinking Sir John Brewing Co.'s "1201 Bourbon". This Imperial Stout with espresso, Madagascar Vanilla, Cacao Nibs, Maple Syrup & Sicilian Peppers was aged for 5 Months in Bourbon Casks! It was chocolaty, boozy, slightly spicy & absolutely fantastic!. It clocked in with a 10% ABV. This is the third "Spotlight on Unique Leader Records" episode of four! Check out Stillbirth's monster of a track "Panem et Circenses" taken from their album "Revive The Throne" which is played in the intro of this episode. You can get 10% off by using the promo code (VOXANDHOPS) on everything till the end of June on the Unique Leader Records IndieMerch Store!!! 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!

June 18, 2020

Kim Dylla (Kylla Custom Rock Wear & Ex-GWAR)

A conversation about the soundtrack of her youth, when she started singing, Kylla Custom Rock Wear, creating Vulvatron, dealing with Trolls & making masks for health workers. Throughout this interview Kim was drinking South Street Brewery's "Satan's Pony". This Amber Ale was brewed with Scottish ale yeast and traditional U.K. hops. It clocked in with a 5.6 % ABV. & Matt was drinking MaBrasserie's "Pilz". This crushable classic Pilsner was slightly bitter & had a perfect malt balance. It clocked in at a very reasonable 5% ABV. This month is a "Spotlight on Unique Leader Records" month!! You can get 10% off by using the promo code (VOXANDHOPS) on everything till the end of June on the their IndieMerch Store!!! 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!

June 15, 2020

Cameron McBride (Methwitch, Voidgasm, God.thebountyhunter, Bleach Wave, TWELVExTITANS & BRID3)

A conversation about COVID- 19, the soundtrack of his youth, his first shows, being a solo artist, being straight edge, his vocals, "Indwell"'s concept, being disowned in the name of Metal, constructive criticism & a dream tour. Throughout this interview Cameron was drinking Mountain Dew Voltage. & Matt was drinking Vilains Brasseurs' "Moka Cold Brew Stout" collab with Noble Café. This smooth coffee forward stout was fantastic. Malty, slightly bitter & a wonderful mouthfeel! It clocked in with a 6.5% ABV. This is the second "Spotlight on Unique Leader Records" episode of four! Check out Katalepsy's monster of a track "Those Who Rot The Souls" taken from their album "Terra Mortuus Est" which is played in the intro of this episode. You can get 10% off by using the promo code (VOXANDHOPS) on everything till the end of June on the Unique Leader Records IndieMerch Store!!! 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!

June 11, 2020

Mick Jeffery (Aversions Crown)

A conversation about COVID- 19, the Australian craft beer scene, rushing home from tour when COVID hit, their new vocalist Tyler Miller, working with Will Putney, the limitations of being from Australia, Hell Will Come For Us All & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Mick was drinking White Rabbit's "Chocolate Stout". An English Sweet / Milk Stout style beer made with Organic Pana Cacao. & Matt was drinking Birra Bar à Bières Maison's "Irma". This crushable Session IPA was fruity, slightly dank & a wonderful mouthfeel! It clocked in at a very reasonable 4% ABV. This month is a "Spotlight on Unique Leader Records" month!! You can get 10% off by using the promo code (VOXANDHOPS) on everything till the end of June on the their IndieMerch Store!!! 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!

June 08, 2020

Luc Beaulieu (Yakima Chief Hops)

A conversation about COVID- 19, who is Yakima Chief Hops, Proprietary Hops, Cryo Hops, Chicoutimi's metal scene, Quebec's archaic alcohol laws & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Luc was drinking Lagabière's Blue & Red "Combat Des Chiefs". These NEIPAs were both brewed with different experimental hops. The red using Bio-T Cryo Blend ET HBC 472 & the Blue using Bio-T Cryo Blend ET HBC 692. They both clocked in with a 7.5% ABV. & Matt was drinking Microbrasserie Broadway's "Katana". This NEIPA DDH with Sabro Hops & Ginger was fruity, coconutty & slightly spicy due to the ginger & it had a wonderful mouthfeel! It clocked in at a 7% ABV. This is the first "Spotlight on Unique Leader Records" episode of four! Check out Ingested's monster of a track "Dead Seraphic Forms" taken from their album "Where Only Gods May Tread" which is played in the intro of this episode. You can get 10% off by using the promo code (VOXANDHOPS) on everything till the end of June on the Unique Leader Records IndieMerch Store!!! 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!

June 04, 2020

John Matos (Abiotic & The Big Shred Podcast)

A conversation about COVID- 19, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the legacy of Churchill's Pub, the soundtrack of his youth, a tour he would like to relive, the struggles of the road, the Big Shred Podcast & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview John was drinking Harpoon Brewery's "UFO White". A classic white ale brewed with orange peel & coriander that was smooth & drinkable. It clocked in with a 4.8% ABV. & Matt was drinking Echo Session Ales' "Hazy Session IPA". This crushable Session Hazy IPA was fruity, slightly dank & a wonderful mouthfeel! It clocked in at a very reasonable 3.9 % ABV. 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!

June 02, 2020

Thomas Haywood (Redefining Darkness Records & Seeing Red Records)

A conversation about working in the beverage industry, being signed to Roadrunner Records, exiting the tour lifestyle, starting Redefining Darkness & Seeing Red Records, the types of bands he signs, the effects of COVID- 19 on the music industry & the Into the Darkness podcast. Throughout this interview Thomas was drinking a Hot Toddy made with Middle West Spirits' "Michelone Reserve Bourbon". Thomas claims that it is probably the best bourbon coming out of Ohio. & Matt was drinking MaBrasserie's "Bébé Mandrill". This crushable Grisette was smooth, crisp & slightly funky. It clocked in at a smooth 4.1% ABV. This is the fourth "Spotlight on Redefining Darkness Records" episode of four! Check out Angerot's monster of a track "Coalesced with Wickedness" taken from their album "The Divine Apostate " which is played in the intro of this episode. 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! Support Extreme Music!!! 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!

May 31, 2020

Robin Mazen (Gruesome)

A conversation about breaking her wrist & hand, craft beers on the road, the soundtrack of her youth, her first shows, how she started touring, what makes a good merch person, remaining positive during difficult days, her last tour with Testament & Exodus & her hangover cure. Throughout this interview Robin was drinking Modelo Negra. It was malty & smooth & it clocks in with a 5.4% ABV. & Matt was drinking 's Silo's "IPA à La Goyave". This crushable IPA à La Goyave was fruity, tropical, creamy & delicious. It clocked in at 7% 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!

May 28, 2020

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!

May 26, 2020

Gabriel Mc Caughry (Blight & Ex-Ion Dissonance)

A conversation about leaving Ion Dissonance, the soundtrack of his youth, the birth of Blight, doing guest vocals on The Unspoken King, Chris Donaldson the worst merch guy & Blight's new record "Temple of Wounds". Throughout this interview Gabriel was drinking Ras L'Bock Artisans Brasseurs' "La Solution". It is a classic American IPA here in Montreal. It is juicy, citrusy, dank & it clocks in with a 7% ABV. & Matt was drinking Echo Session Ales "Hazy Session IPA". This crushable Session Hazy IPA was fruity, slightly dank & a wonderful mouthfeel! It clocked in at a very reasonable 3.9 % ABV. This is the third "Spotlight on Redefining Darkness Records" episode of four! Check out Oxygen Destroyer's monster of a track "Onslaught of the Precambrian Hordes" taken from their album "Bestial Manifestations of Malevolence and Death" which is played in the intro of this episode. 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! Support Extreme Music!!! 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!

May 24, 2020

Cory Hofing (Crimson Shadows & Johnny Nocash)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, how he got into metal, becoming a drummer, developing his abilities, being stuck between genres & Johnny Nocash & the Celtic outlaws. Throughout this interview Cory was drinking Collective Art's Brewing's "Saint of Circumstance". It was an easy drinking, any occasion brew. This Blonde Ale was hopped with Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops. refreshing which clocked in with a 4.7% ABV. & Matt was drinking Sir John Brewing Co's "Double Leitmotiv". This DDH DIPA was hopped with 100% Mosaic Hops. It was tropical, creamy & absolutely delicious. It clocked in at 8.2% 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!

May 21, 2020

Mary Zimmer (Helion Prime & VoiceHacks)

A conversation about COVID- 19, the soundtrack of her youth, developing her harsh vocals, becoming a vocal coach, her typical student, consistent & high quality content, recording herself, debunking the female fronted tagline & her hangover cure. Throughout this interview Mary was drinking Golden Road Brewing's "Mango Cart". A light Wheat Ale bursting with lots of fresh mango flavor and aroma, finishing crisp & refreshing which clocked in with a 4% ABV. & Matt was drinking Noctem Artisans Brasseurs' "Oskar HMS Ark Royal". This juicy IPA was hopped with my two top hops (Sabro & Mosaic). It was tropical, creamy & absolutely delicious. It clocked in at 7% ABV. 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!

May 19, 2020

Rob Milley (Akurion, Neuraxis & Necrotic Mutation)

A conversation about COVID- 19, the soundtrack to his youth, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the Montreal music scene, his first shows, his time with Neuraxis, the dawn of Akurion, joining Necrotic Mutation & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Rob was drinking Microbrasserie Dieu Du Ciel's "Moralité". It is a classic, juicy IPA here in Montreal. It was hopped with Simcoe, Citra et Centennial & it clocks in with a 6.9% ABV. & Matt was drinking MaBrasserie's "Mandrill". This crushable Farmhouse/Saison Brett was fruity, wild & tropical. It clocked in at a smooth 6.2 % ABV. This is the second "Spotlight on Redefining Darkness Records" episode of four! Check out Akurion's monster of a track "Leave Them Scars" featuring guest performances by Luc Lemay, Lord Worm & Jean-Marie Leblanc taken from their album "Come Forth To Me" which is played in the intro of this episode. Support Extreme Music!!! 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!

May 17, 2020

Mike Pilat (Herod)

A conversation about COVID- 19, his first experience with beer, how he approaches teaching music, his first show, how he ended up in Herod, a dream tour, a horrible day on the road & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Mike was drinking BrewDog's "Clockwork Tangerine". This fully automated IPA is infused with tangerine. It was fresh, juicy and sessionable.. It clocks in with a 4.5% ABV. & Matt was drinking Echo Session Ales "Hazy Session IPA". This crushable Session Hazy IPA was fruity, slightly dank & a wonderful mouthfeel! It clocked in at a very reasonable 3.9 % ABV. 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!

May 14, 2020

Emilio Crespo (Sojourner)

A conversation about COVID-19, the soundtrack to his youth, his first shows, his early influences, getting ready to perform, a dream tour, a Sojourner brew, Premonitions & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Emilio was drinking Gotlands Bryggeri's "Sitting Bulldog" an IPA brewed with aroma hops from the USA which clocked in with a 6.4% ABV. & Matt was drinking MaBrasserie's "SloMo". This session IPA was juicy, tangy & ultra smooth! It clocked in at 4.8% ABV. 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!

May 12, 2020

Frank Fanelli (For The Nomads)

A conversation about how For the Nomads came to be, why he chooses not to drink, the soundtrack to his youth, his first shows, how he got into his first band & how you can help. Throughout this interview Matt was drinking BrewDog & Lamb of God's collab the Non-Alcoholic "Ghost Walker IPA". This was probably the best Non-Alcoholic beer that I have ever drank. It was malty & caramel forward with a smooth hoppy bite. Huge shout out to Randy Blythe who encouraged BrewDog to hook me up with some of these fine brews. It clocked in with a 0.5% ABV. This is the first "Spotlight on Redefining Darkness Records" episode of four! Check out Sentient Horror's sick track "Loss of Existence" taken from their album "Morbid Realms" which is played in the intro of this episode. Support Extreme Music!!! You can get 15% off by using the promo code (vox&hops) on all CDs, Vinyls & Cassettes till the end of May!!! 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!

May 10, 2020

Fredrik Söderberg (Soreption)

A conversation about COVID- 19, the soundtrack to his youth, how he started screaming, developing his voice, Sweden fueling the monster, their Visa issues & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Fredrik was drinking Noisy Bastards Brewing Company's "Pongo Pow" an Imperial Stout that was brewed with liquorish which clocked in with a massive 13% ABV. & Matt was drinking Echo Session Ales "Session Rousse Double Rooibos". This fine session red Irish ale was brewed with Rooibos tea & was a delight to drink! It clocked in at a very reasonable 3.7 % ABV. 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!

May 07, 2020

Øystein Brun (Borknagar)

A conversation about COVID- 19, Devastation on the Nation being postponed, why it has taken them so long to return to North America, finding balance & when will normal life return. Throughout this interview Øystein was drinking a Pale Ale that was brewed locally in Bergen Norway. & Matt was drinking St-Houblon's "Mango Suave". Taken from their Série NEIPA that was brewed with Mango that cocked in with a 6.5% ABV. It was juicy, tangy & absolutely fantastic!! 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!

May 05, 2020

Rikke Emilie List (Konvent)

A conversation about COVID- 19, her first beers, high school life, the soundtrack of her youth, her transition from theatre to metal, how she trained she voice, breaking the female fronted label & her hangover cure. Throughout this interview Rikke was drinking Kissmeyer's "Adventure" a NEIPA that clocked in at 5.5% ABV. & Matt was drinking OverHop Canada's "Dark Hop". A Black IPA a malty yet hoppy delight that clocked in with a 7% ABV. 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!

May 03, 2020

Giorgio M. Spevo (Everlasting Spew Records)

A conversation about COVID- 19, how he got into the record business, starting Everlasting Spew Records, discovering new bands, how is it when bands move onto larger labels, how bands can get in contact with them & what is his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Giorgio was drinking Birra Baladin's "Open Gold" an American Pale Ale brewed with spices. It clocked in at 7.5% ABV. & Matt was drinking Vilains Brasseurs' "Yukon". A Northwest IPA brewed with Chinook, Simcoe, Citra and Columbus hops It clocked in with a 6% ABV. This is the final "Spotlight on Everlasting Spew Records" episode! Check out Void Rot's sick track "Accursed Earth" taken from their split with Atavisma which is played in the intro of this episode. Support Extreme Music!!! 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!

April 30, 2020

Vincent "Jake" Jones, Heinrich Arnold & Donny Burbage (Aether Realm)

A conversation about COVID- 19, if they are craft beer enthusiasts, the soundtrack to their youths, their first experiences with beer, their first concerts, a dream tour, their hangover cures & Redneck Vikings From Hell. Throughout this interview Jake, Heinrich & Donny were drinking Burial Beer Co's "Departure From Dawn" an IPA double dry-hopped with Riwaka, Vic Secret, Citra Cryo and Columbus Cryo. This is a collaboration with Bearded Iris Brewing & it clocked in at 7.6% ABV. & Matt was drinking Noctem Artisans Brasseurs' "Oskar HMS Cossack". New England IPA double dry-hopped and brewed with Sabro & Mosiac hops. My top two hops right there!!! It clocked in with a 7% ABV. 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!

April 30, 2020

Peter Wiwczarek (Vader)

A conversation about COVID- 19, the soundtrack of his youth, the Polish beer scene, his passion for touring, Solitude in Madness, recording at Grindstone Studio, focusing on his vocals, James Stewart on drums & his iconic vocals. Throughout this interview Matt was drinking Henderson Brewing Company's "Devastation" the Black Lager it is Dark German Lager with a balance of roasted and smooth malt flavours, medium body, dryness and light hop bitterness makes for dangerously drinkable beer. 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! Photo Credit: Henryk Michaluk AirDrift Photography

April 28, 2020

Steffen Kummerer (Obscura & Thulcandra)

A conversation about social isolation, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the soundtrack of his youth, his first concerts, where he developed his musical skills, loosing all of his band members & then replacing them all within days. Throughout this interview Steffen was drinking Mahrs Bräu's "Ungespundet Naturtrüb a U" a natural unfiltered ale. & Matt was drinking Noctem Artisans Brasseurs' " Humulus Felidae". A delicious IPA that was hopped with Sabro & Ekuanot hops. I am on a serious Sabro kick these days! I really love the coconut & flowery profile that it brings to these tropical IPAs. It clocked in with a 6.5% ABV. 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!

April 26, 2020

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)

A conversation about social isolation, Brewdog's "Ghost Walker Non-Alcoholic IPA, how this collaboration came to life, what shows might look like after COVID- 19, a band that might be huge & the possibility of a solo project. Throughout this interview Randy was drinking Brewdog's "Ghost Walker IPA". A Non-Alcoholic IPA that was brewed in collaboration with Randy & the Lamb Of God crew. It clocks in at 0.5% ABV. They describe it as, "Beer gods and rock gods unite in a world’s first collaboration. A liquid celebration of clarity in the face of adversity. And this beer lives up to the hype. We’ve muted the alcohol, but amped up the flavor. So all the thrash, all the passion, and all the attitude remain. Tropical notes are mixed up with a grassy, pine riff. All carried on a solid malt baseline. Pure metal without the morning after bangover." & Matt was drinking Mikkeller's "Henry And His Science". This impeccable non-alcoholic IPA had a slight juicy feel akin to apple juice. I am normally not a fan of Non-Alcoholic brews but this one was quite nice. It clocked in with a 0.3% ABV. This is a "Spotlight on Everlasting Spew Records" episode! Check out Wounds' sick track "Metamorphosis" taken from their EP "Light Eater" which is played in the intro of this episode. Support Extreme Music!!! 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!