Podcast

April 23, 2020

John Kevill (Warbringer) II

A conversation about COVID-19, coping with social isolation, never growing out of metal & their new record "Weapons of Tomorrow". Throughout this interview John was drinking Stone Brewing's "Ghost Hammer IPA" a tropical & floral unfiltered IPA that clocked in at a 6.7% ABV. John paired this brew with some dried apricots...a first for Vox&Hops! & Matt was drinking Le Castors Brewing Company "NEIPA". This hazy, delicious, tropical & well balance brew clocked in at 6.3 % 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 21, 2020

Eliseo Garcia (Abysmal Dawn)

A conversation about the LA craft beer scene, the soundtrack of his youth, their new record Phylogenesis & the obstacles that hindered its progress, getting a DUI, the worst thing to happen on tour & the moment he is most proud of. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout this interview we drank Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "Malediction", a creamy delicious Milk Stout. It clocked in at a perfect 5% ABV. Photo Credit: BIRGIT HAUGEN's (METAL STORM, USA) 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 19, 2020

Chaney Crabb & Navene Koperweis (Entheos & KoperCrabb Podcast Podcast)

A conversation about social isolation, if they are craft beer enthusiasts, their first beers, the soundtrack to their youths, their transition into metal, becoming a screamer, the female fronted band typecast & the KoperCrabb Podcast. This is only the first part of this interview. For the second part you have to head over to the KoperCrabb Podcast & check out to their episode featuring yours truly!! Do it! Throughout this interview Chaney was drinking Soquel Fermentation Project's "Red #3 with Cherries". A Flanders-style ale that starts out acidic and sour with initial tart cherry notes that linger through a complex palate that displays our native Santa Cruz yeast and oak-barrel aged character over a subtle malt and hop profile. It clocks in with a 7% ABV which is apparently is a certified dick ripper. Navene was drinking Heretic Brewing Company's "A Fruitful World". A Berliner Weisse-style ale brewed with strawberry, guava, tangerine & pineapple. It clocked in with a 5.2 %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 a "Spotlight on Everlasting Spew Records" episode! Check out Serocs' sick track "Being" taken from their album "The Phobos​/​Deimos Suite" 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 16, 2020

Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, being the unclassifiable gateway band, empowering metal nerds, putting glasses back on, being the Obituarist, one of the darkest days in the bands history & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Trevor was drinking Grimm Artisanal Ales' "Super Swoon". A dry-hopped Gose with Cashmere & Motueka Hops. It clocked in with a 4.5% 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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...

April 14, 2020

Mathieu Bérubé (Teramobil & Unhuman)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, his first live performance, his musical evolution, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, life after the party, Teramobil & Unhuman's new record. Throughout this interview we were drinking Microbrasserie 4 Origines' "Bonbon" a Belgian Strong Ale brewed with Candi Sugar. It was sweet, malty& had a wonderfully smooth boozy bite. It clocked in at 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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: Mihaela Petrescu

April 12, 2020

James Dorton (Black Crown Initiate & Nightfire)

A conversation about isolation, the soundtrack to his youth, becoming a vocalist, his first show, "Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape", the dark times for the band, teaching vocals, Doom Eternal & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview James was drinking Guinness' "Extra Stout". & 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. This is a "Spotlight on Everlasting Spew Records" episode! Check out Demiurgon's sick track "Il Culto Cannibale" taken from their album "The Oblivious Lure" 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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 09, 2020

Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart)

A conversation about COVID- 19, DOTN getting postponed, recording a live show, the straight edge lifestyle, the soundtrack to his youth, how he ended up playing metal, a tour he wishes he could do again, "Wolves of Karelia" & how COVID- 19 will affect the music business. Throughout this interview Tuomas was drinking "Teho", a Finnish energy drink, that is actually made by the Olvi beer company. Tuomas does not drink alcohol because he practices a straight edge lifestyle. & Matt was drinking OverHop Canada's "Mad Manu" an American Style Blonde Ale that was refreshing, silky smooth & ultra drinkable. It clocked in at a very reasonable 5.2 % 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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 07, 2020

Zach Coleman (Khemmis & TRVE Brewing Co.)

A conversation about coping with COVID- 19, their new ep "Doomed Heavy Metal", choosing to cover Dio, recording a live show, how to help your favourite craft breweries & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Zach was drinking Brasserie Dunham's "Bière de Foudre". & 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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 05, 2020

John Longstreth (Origin)

A conversation about learning while in isolation, being the last band out on tour, the soundtrack of his youth, how he got into drums, his first gig, the modern drummers, his favourite young drummers, the viscous 90s drum world, something he wishes he was better at, his new project Neurectomy & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview John was drinking Sixpoint Brewing's "Meltdown" Hazy IIPA that was tropical with citrus characteristics & a soft, easy finish. It clocked in with a 8% ABV. & Matt was drinking Brasserie Artisanale Lagabière's "Ta Meilleur" a Hazy IPA which was juicy, tangy & extremely smooth yet it clocked in with an 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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: Rodrigo Fredes

April 02, 2020

Ash Pearson (Revocation & Ritual Dictates)

A conversation about COVID- 19, social isolation, why drummers tend to be in multiple bands, using drums to make friends, Ritual Dictates, metal bands being altruistic & filling in for Intronaut at the Decibel Metal & Beer festival. Throughout this interview Ash was drinking Driftwood Brewing Company's "Fat Tug" IPA that was hoppy & fruity. & Matt was drinking Sir John Brewing Co's "La Tête Dans Les Nuages" a DDH Double IPA which was juicy, tangy & extremely smooth yet it clocked in with an 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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: Travis Tutwiler

March 31, 2020

Zachary Ezrin (Imperial Triumphant)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his first experience with beer, his first live music experience, his evolution into metal, his first show, a dream tour & how COIVID- 19 is affecting the industry. Throughout this interview Zachary was drinking Cisco Brewers' "Pint Break" a Double IPA that was hoppy & fruity & clocked in at 8.7% ABV and 60 IBU. & Matt was drinking Noctem Brasserie Artisanale's "Hop Rush" a Session IPA which was juicy, tangy & extremely drinkable. It clocked in at a smooth 4.5% 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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!

March 29, 2020

Philippe Boucher (Beyond Creation, Incandescence & Chthe'ilist)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, how he started playing drums, his first live experience, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, a Beyond Creation Brew, the Montreal metal scene, modern drummers, a dream tour & making bad decisions on airplanes. This episode was recorded at BreWskey - Pub & Taproom, a marvelous new taproom that is putting out some of the best craft beers here in Montreal. I highly recommend it!!! Throughout the interview we were drinking BreWskey - Pub & Taproom's "Big Vic" a Double Dry Hopped Double IPA with Citra, Azaca, Idaho 7 & Vic Secret hops. It was a hazy, juicy delight that clocked in at a wicked 8.8% 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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: Michael Alvarez

March 26, 2020

Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams)

A conversation about social isolation, the soundtrack of his youth, the Oregon Craft Beer Scene, COVID- 19, recording a new album, how technology helped make a better band, respect for previous band members, his time in Aborted, evolution due to perseverance, surviving a burn out, what he learnt from his time in The Faceless & his hangover cure. Throughout this interview Ken was drinking Rogue's "Dead Guy Ale" a German Maibock, made with Pacman yeast. Dead Guy is deep honey in colos, has a malty aroma & a rich, hearty flavor. & 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 quaffable 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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!

March 26, 2020

Dustin Davidson (August Burns Red)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, his first live music experience, his brewery Edgemont Brew Works, how he started brewing, August Burns Red brews, how he has handled COVID- 19, a tour he would like to relive & his hangover cure. Throughout this episode Dustin was drinking The Veil Brewing Co & Jester King's collab "Petalz Fred" a mixed Framhouse ale brewed with raw wheat, Virginia corn grits, spelt, and aged whole leaf hops. This version of Petalz was fermented and aged in Danish cherry wine barrels lending incredible impressions of cherry pie, white pepper, and orange blossom. & 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 quaffable 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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!

March 26, 2020

Mike Ashton (Vitriol)

A conversation about his first experience with beer, how he got into craft beer, Vitriol's hype, the soundtrack of his youth, being the only one in Vitriol who drinks, getting robbed at gun point & the pressure of writing a follow record. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal's premier taprooms. Throughout this interview, we drank Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "La Repentante" a White Belgian Ale which was smooth, crisp & ended with a nice banana finish. It clocked in at a very reasonable 5.5 % 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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!

March 19, 2020

Enrico Di Lorenzo (Hideous Divinity)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, the limitations of being from Rome, his first concert experience, building the band up brick by brick, his day job as a laryngologist, studying the effects of screaming & the Italian craft beer scene. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal's premier taprooms. Throughout this interview, we drank Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "J'te DIPA" a juicy, tangy yet slightly boozy Double IPA that clocked in at 7.9% 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! All of the upcoming Vox&Hops Craft Beer Parties & Events are for the time being either cancelled or postponed. COVID- 19 must be taken seriously & social distancing is the best step towards curving its disastrous effects. We shall all emerge from this stronger, smarter & unified. 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...

March 12, 2020

Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, discovering music, playing guitar, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the Decibel Metal & Beer Festival, Ash Pearson filling in on drums, working towards Dunable Guitars, the LA Metal scene, why they are performing as a 3 piece, a tour he would like to live through again & the art of writing complex yet cohesive music. Throughout this interview we tasted Bière Boréale`s "Tropic Nord". A delectable NEIPA with strong notes of Mango & Peaches. It clocked in with a reasonable 6.5% ABV. Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!! Super stoked to announce that on April 16th, I will be conducting a live interview with Samus Paulicelli (66Samus) at Sookram's Brewing Co at the Manitoba Metalfest Pre-Fest Party!! More information to come about this excellent event in the next few weeks. Photo Credit: Sam Porter

March 12, 2020

Sean Hynes (Ingested)

A conversation about the loss of their bassist Brad, meeting Sam Yates, regarding the band as a job, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, recording with Chris Donaldson, the soundtrack of his youth, discovering metal through his father, where the riffs come from, what to expect on the next record, the Ingested brew from Juggernaut Brewing Co & being the father of twins. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout this interview, we drank Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "Saison Rouge" a Red Saison which was herbal, smooth & ended with a flowery finish. It clocked in at a very reasonable 5 % ABV. Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!! Super stoked to announce that on April 16th, I will be conducting a live interview with Samus Paulicelli (66Samus) at Sookram's Brewing Co at the Manitoba Metalfest Pre-Fest Party!! More information to come about this excellent event in the next few weeks.

March 05, 2020

Fredrik Kihlberg (Cult Of Luna)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, how music came into his life, his first concert experience, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the essence of classic records, the future of Khoma & if there will be another collab with Julie Christmas. Throughout this interview we enjoyed Lagabière Brasserie Artisanale`s "Ukulele IPA". This is their brand new Double Dry Hopped NEIPA, that was brewed with these two experimental hops: HBC 644 & HBC 342. It was hazy opaque, had a crazy tropical nose & a juicy mango & pineapple finish. It clocked in with a very reasonable 6% ABV. It was absolutely wonderful!! Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!! Photo Credit: Åke Tireland

March 05, 2020

Charlie Marvel (Visceral Disgorge)

A conversation about how we met, the soundtrack to his youth, his first impression of Visceral Disgorge, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, how he started playing guitar, what steps he took to improve his playing & his passion for making hand made knives. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout this interview, we drank Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "La Repentante" a White Belgian Ale which was smooth, crisp & ended with a nice banana finish. It clocked in at a very reasonable 5.5 % ABV. Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!!

February 27, 2020

Chris Wiseman (Shadow Of Intent)

A conversation about growing up in a house of musicians, where he discovered metal music, how they crafted their sound, adding clean vocals to the mix, why they have chosen to be an independent band, teaming up with Nick Storch the booking agent & the importance of investing in the band. This episode was recorded at Frite Alors! in Montreal, Québec & throughout it we drank Bière Boréale`s "Boreal du Nord Est". Which is a delectable NEIPA that I have shared during more interviews than any other brew because not only is it delicious...it also available everywhere! Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!!

February 27, 2020

Rob The Witch (Necronomicon)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, his artistic roots, his first experience with alcohol, his early craft beer ventures, how the montreal metal scene grew, respecting musicians despite not being a fan, being charged with attempted murder, a Necronomicon Brew, the perseverance required to keep the band rolling, surviving a horrible crash while on tour & if he is ever proud of what he has accomplished. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout this interview, we drank Evil Twin Brewing's "Yin" a decadent & boozy imperial stout !! Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!!

February 20, 2020

Bryce Butler (Shadow of Intent, Abigail Williams, Vale of Pnath & so many more!!!)

A conversation about being in 14 bands, how he manages to deal with them all, how he keeps friends at home, how he learnt drum so fast, his passion for eating ass, living in positivity, the soundtrack of his youth, why is it always the drummer that is in multiple projects, how he prepares when joining a band, why Shadow of Intent has become so popular, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, believing in life's path, a dream band to play drums for & his youtube channel. This episode was recorded at Frite Alors! in Montreal, Québec & throughout it we drank Bière Boréale`s "Boreal du Nord Est". Which is a delectable NEIPA that I have shared during more interviews than any other brew because not only is it delicious...it also available everywhere! The Vox&Hops Podcast is now a sponsor of Signs of the Swarm Asia Tour 2020. This tour is brought to you by Slamman Booking Asia & T.M. Music! This tour only has 3 more shows left & ends in Tokyo, Japan on February 23rd! Get your tickets today!!! Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!!

February 20, 2020

Andreas Bjulver (Cabal)

A conversation about his first North American tour, the soundtrack to his youth, where he discovered metal, his transition from guitar to vocals, his early influences, how he developed his voice, his typical warmup, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, a dream tour lineup, craziest tour stories, the moment he is most proud of, having amazing guest vocalists on their records, recording themselves & working in digital marketing for music labels. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout this interview, we drank Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "La Surprise" a Sour Pilsner. It was light, slightly tart & extremely drinkable!! The Vox&Hops Podcast is now a sponsor of Signs of the Swarm Asia Tour 2020. This tour is brought to you by Slamman Booking Asia & T.M. Music! This tour only has 3 more shows left & ends in Tokyo, Japan on February 23rd! Get your tickets today!!! Get your tickets for this year’s Devastation On The Nation featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant before they all SELL OUT!!!! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Touring & the Vox&Hops Podcast! Check out & RSVP your spot at the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties in Vancouver, Montreal & Quebec City!!!! Check out & listen to the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN 2020 playlists either on Apple Music or on Spotify. This playlist has been curated by both Dan & Matt. It is the best way for you to get into the Devastation on the Nation mindset!!! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!! Photo Credit: Nikolai Lund