Podcast

February 13, 2020

Malcolm Pugh (Inferi & The Artisan Era)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, how he got into metal, starting out as a bassist, switching to guitar, taking music seriously, finding likeminded musicians, starting The Artisan Era, how the label organically grew, why the tech death scene is so niche, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his first craft beer experience, an Inferi Craft Beer & a dream tour lineup. This episode was recorded at Brasserie Dieu du Ciel`s Taproom in Montreal, Québec. Through this interview we tasted Brasserie Dieu du Ciel's "Padma Sana" a New World IPA which was fruity, slightly dank & perfectly delicious. It clocked in with a smooth 5.1% ABV. I am proud to announce that 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 begins tomorrow in Bangkok Thailand & runs throughout Asia until 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: Dylan Gould

February 13, 2020

Kyle Anderson (Brand of Sacrifice & Earthshatter

A conversation about what has change since our previous interview, how Earthshatter came together, why they chose to release their music independently, the soundtrack to his youth, starting out as a guitarist, how he transitioned to vocals, his first concert experience, his first live show, where he fit in in high school, if being a Vox&Hops Alumni changed his perception of craft beer, his vocal recording setup, doing guest vocal spots for other bands & becoming a visual artist. 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! I am proud to announce that 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 begins tomorrow in Bangkok Thailand & runs throughout Asia until 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: Eduardo Ruiz

February 06, 2020

Spotlight on DOTN 2020 with Daniel DeFonce

A conversation about how this year's lineup came to be, trying to please the masses, Death Metal vs Black Metal crowds, the Vox&Hops DOTN Craft Beer Parties, the DOTN band by band breakdown, what shows are going to sell out, what bands would he love to have next year & the Vox&Hops' Spotlight on DOTN Playlists. Throughout this interview, Matt drank Sir John's Brewing Co.'s "Jericho VT DDH IPA" with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe & Columbus hops. It was a juicy, slightly dank, creamy & slightly floral delight that clocked in with a 6.6% ABV. On the other hand Dan was drinking Independence Brewing from Austin Texas's "Convict Hill" an Oatmeal 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 06, 2020

Noah Forrest (Beerism.ca)

A converation about his first craft beer, his blog influencers, the hardest part of running a blog, how he developped his palate & descriptive skills, when he felt that the blog was working, lack luster Instagram beer reviewers, if he is into metal, gauging his success & where the quebec beer scene is headed. Throughout this interview, we drank Mikkeller's "Black" which had been aged in Tequila & Speyside barrels. It was a boozy, decadent & dangerous beer, to start our day off with, that clocked in with an alarming 19% 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!!

January 30, 2020

Steven Henry (Urban Aliens & Ex-Neuraxis)

A conversation about how he got into the Montreal metal scene, how the scene has evolved, why is it such a hotbed for music, his craft beer path, his first beer at 6, the moment of Neuraxis career he is most proud of, why he left his own band, a misstep he wishes he could take back, becoming a crew member, touring with Slayer in Europe, the toilet bowl pictures & his current projects urban aliens, Idiopathetic & Empathy Denied. 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 "RIP 2017" a Russian Imperial Porter from 2017 which was a boozy, decadent & deliciously dangerous brew that clocked in with a 14.5% 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!!

January 27, 2020

Todd Bujack (Speciation Artisan Ales)

A conversation about how he started brewing, the natural winery Native Species, how metal influenced their brewery, contract brewing, their brewers playlist, why metal & craft beer work together, hosting a metal night, his first craft beer experience, the Michigan craft beer scene, other metal breweries & what band he would like to do a collab with. Throughout this episode we tasted Speciation Artisan Ales' "Mutational Meltdown", a Rye Whiskey barrel aged dark sour with coffee, vanilla, cocoa nibs & orange zest. It was a slightly boozy, sour, chocolatey yet coffee infused delight!!!! One of the most interesting brews I have had on the podcast to date. 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!!

January 23, 2020

Mike DiSalvo (Akurion, Coma Cluster Void & Cryptopsy)

A conversation about the soundtrack of his youth, his path into extreme music, his first concert experiences, his early lyrical process, the progression of his vocals, the Boston Metal & Hardcore scene, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, when he met Cryptopsy, if he imaged he would be in Cryptopsy, learning that Lord Worm left, how he approached taking over, why they simply just didn't write a follow up to NSV, his first/last shows with Cryptopsy, if Akurion will play live after their album is out, how he ended working with Coma Cluster Void & their unique writing process.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 "Samaël" the India Dark Ale au Seigle which was an animal like, malty & decadent treat that clocked in with a 6.9% 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast! Cryptopsy's first show of 2020 will be on April 18th at the Manitoba MetalFest!!! Get your tickets to this banger of festival today!!! This year's line up also includes Gatecreeper, Immortal Possession, Inverted Serenity, Numenorean, Cell, Nocturnal Departure Zombie Assault, Entity, Anomalism, Inhumed & Murder Capital!!!

January 16, 2020

Kaiser Dwayne (Hopcitizen)

A conversation about beer blogging, his first craft beer, how he got into metal, why craft beer & metal work well together, his blog influencers, honest reviews, how to stay in shape in spite of craft beer & his top quebec Breweries of 2019. This episode was recorded at Beauregard Brasserie Distillerie in Montreal, Qc. It is an amazing up & coming brewery which focus solely on barrel aged & dark beers. Throughout this episode we tasted their Black Czech style "Lager Noire" & their blended "Framboise Imperial" which is a blend of their sour dark raspberry ale & their imperial bourbon stout. Both beers were absolutely phenomenal. 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

January 13, 2020

Logan Williams (Gilgamesh Brewing)

A conversation about working at Gilgamesh Brewing, the Oregon craft beer scene, why metal & beer work together, his brewer soundtrack, making collaborative beers with bands, the dangers working in a brewery & what Abiosis has coming up. Throughout this interview we tasted Gilgamesh Brewing`s "Old Fashion Barrel Aged Red Ale with Bitters & Aromatics" which was a very interesting brew with a complex palate & over all vibe. The addition of bitters really changed the entire profile of the brew & took it in a whole new direction. I really enjoyed it & am looking forward in tasting more beers like it. The track that was played at the end of the episode was Abiosis' "Angelic Despoilment" taken from their album "Revelations Of Macabre". 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

January 09, 2020

Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy & Vltimas)

A conversation about his workout regiment, how his training has evolved, his relationship with craft beer, his first beers, the soundtrack to his youth, the evolution of drumming as a hobby to a passion, his first imperssions of Necrosis, his time with Vltimas, an album he wishes he heard earlier & his favourite up & coming drummer. This episode was recorded at MaBrasserie one of my personal favourite kid friendly craft beer places. Throughout this conversation we tasted MaBrasserie's Hefeweizen, a high fermentation white beer that was smooth & extremely drinkable. 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

January 02, 2020

Top 10 Metal Albums 2019 with Oli Pinard (Cattle Decapitation & Cryptopsy)

2019 was such a monumental year for extreme music that I had to do a year end wrap up episode with Oli Pinard the bassist of Cattle Decapitation & Cryptopsy. 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 "Baltic Porter" a gloriously boozy malty treat with a 7.5% 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast! Limited Edition Death Atlas Digipak CD with bonus track & Vox&Hops Cuffed Knit Beanie Giveaway details!!!! In order to win this prize you must....Like the Vox&Hops Facebook Page....Share the contest detail post & Tell me your Top 10 Metal Albums in the comment section of this post!!! You have one week exactly to do this...until January 10th 12am!! Here is our list in no specific order: 1-Vitriol: To bathe from the throat of cowardice 2-Herod: Sombre Dessein 3-MGLA: Age of Excuse 4- Hath: Of Rot & Ruin 5-Disentomb: The Decaying light 6-Cult Of Luna: A Dawn to Fear 7-Misery Index: Rituals of Power 8-Shadow of Intent: Melancholy 9-The Acacia Strain: It Comes in Waves 10-Blut Aus Nord: Hallucinogen Honourable Mentions: Tool : Fear Inoculum Inter Arma: Sulfur English Abigail Williams: Walk Beyond the Dark Borknagar: True North Fit For An Autopsy: The Sea of Tragic Beasts Whitechapel: The Valley Car Bomb: Mordial Deathspell Omega: The Furnaces of Palingenesia

January 02, 2020

Top 10 Qc Breweries 2019 with Craig Thorn (BAOS Podcast)

2019 was such a monumental year for the Quebec Microbrew scene that I had to do a year end wrap up collaborative episode with Craig Thorn of the BAOS Podcast! 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast! 1- Microbrasserie À la Fût: The beer that we tasted from them was Tante Boulet – GRAND CRU BARRIQUÉ which was actually a collaborative brew with Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean. 2- Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs: The beer that we tasted from them was their Rose Glorieux. 3-Brasserie du Bas-Canada 4- Brasserie Dunham: The beer that we tasted from them was their Viti Vini Vici. 5-L`Espace Public Brasseurs de Quartier: The beer that we tasted from them was their Bière de Cité a saison sur au riz & their Bière de Driveway a sour stout. 6- Lagabière Brasserie Artisanale: The beer that we tasted from them was their seasonal L'Alegonquienne. 7-Matera Brasseurs Tonneliers: The beer that we tasted from them was their S'toutünstout Cognac Version. 8- Messorem Bracitorium: The beer that we tasted from them was their Fracturation. 9-Noctem Artisans Brasseurs: The beer that we tasted from them was their Catnip IPA. 10-Overhop Brewing: The beer that we tasted from them was a collaborative brew with Mason's Brewing Company called Cripster. Oldschool Big Boy Shout Outs: 1- Boreal Microbrasserie Les Brasseurs du Nord 2- Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel 3- Unibroue Honourable mentions: Brasserie Harricana Echo Session Ales Brasserie Mille Iles Villains Brasseurs Brasserie Sir John Brewing Co À L'Abordage Microbrasserie Brewskey Pub & Brasserie Artisanale

December 26, 2019

Donnie Hill (Tour Manager & Driver)

A conversation about how he got into the industry, how he copes with being on the road 10-11 months a year, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his scariest moments on tour, how he deals with delinquent promoters, what it is like being the Summer Slaughter TM & the future of Summer Slaughter. 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 "Offense" a gloriously drinkable red ale that came in at a solid 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

December 23, 2019

Drew Ross (New Level Brewing)

A conversation about how he started brewing, why a metal themed brewery, how they test out new beers, the power of lactose, the Calgary craft beer scene, the benefits of friendly competition, a misstep brew he wishes he could take back, his brewer soundtrack, making beers with bands & hosting gigs in their taproom. Throughout this episode we drank New Level Brewing's "Krampus Christmas Ale" the Imperial Eggnog Stout. It was a sweet, creamy, boozy & spiced delight that clocked in with a 10%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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

December 19, 2019

Ian Bearer (Rings Of Saturn)

A conversation about silence vs a loud touring environment, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, White Claws, a Rings of Saturn brew, his vocals, doing voices for movies, having Lucas Mann back on tour & if they will ever have a bassist. Throughout this episode we drank Brasseurs du Nord's Boreal du Nord Est. A delicious NEIPA that is now available at Foufounes Electriques, Montreal's classic cult bar & venue. 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

December 16, 2019

Jamie Morris (Henderson Brewing Co)

A conversation about how we met, brewing craft beer with his father, how he started at Henderson Brewing, the Toronto craft beer scene, why metal & beer go together, listening to metal whilst brewing, finding inspiration & making beers with bands. Throughout this interview we drank Henderson Brewing Co's Ides of September 2019 Privat's Pleasure a Rauchbier (Smoked Ale) with charred peaches that clocked in at 7% ABV. It was a lightly smoked ale with delicious hints of peaches that gave the beer just the right sweet bite. It was a very smooth & drinkable beer indeed!! 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

December 12, 2019

Gabe Mangold (Enterprise Earth)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, a dream tour, his writing process, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, a Enterprise Earth craft beer, how he souped-up their tour van & living off grid in his tiny home. 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 Popote" an American IPA with XXX extracts, that was a dank yet juicy treat that came in with a 6% 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

December 09, 2019

Jason Stephenson (Juggernaut Brew Co)

A conversation about how he became a brewer, how Juggernaut came to be, why they chose to make it vegan & gluten free, their artwork, where metal & beer meet, the Brewtality collaborative brews, a dream band to collaborate with & his go to style of beer. Throughout this episode we drank Juggernaut Brew Co's Session Pale Ale. Which was an extremely clean smooth & drinkable delight! 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 Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast!

December 05, 2019

Sam Yates (Ingested)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, how he got into extreme music, his first concerts, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his first experiences with alcohol, the secret to keeping an original lineup, doing the band full time, designing merchandise & his current playlist. 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 "Oracle 2008", a Belgian Dark Ale that was boozy treat that clocked in with a 9% ABV. Check out this year’s Devastation On The Nation Tour dates with Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant! Presented by Metal Festival Tours, Continental Concerts USA, and the Vox&Hops Podcast! 3/19 - Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone 3/20 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom 3/21 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre 3/22 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 3/24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall 3/25 - Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater 3/26 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room 3/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre 3/28 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies 3/29 - Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary 3/31 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club 4/01 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques 4/02 - Quebec City, QC @ Le D'Auteuil 4/03 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar 4/04 - Manchester, NH @ Jewel 4/05 - College Park, MD @ MilkBoy ArtHouse 4/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall 4/07 - Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s 4/08 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle 4/09 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco 4/10 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum 4/11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell) 4/13 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 4/14 - Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club Live 4/15 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live 4/16 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar 4/17 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 4/18 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick 4/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ 1720

November 28, 2019

Christopher Bowes (Alestorm)

A conversation about being the party guy, the soundtrack to his youth, discovering his place in metal, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his first experiences with alcohol, his vocals, climbing out of folk metal & the story behind the inflatable duck. Throughout this interview we drank Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "Malediction", a creamy delicious Milk Stout. I am proud to announce that the Vox&Hops Podcast is one of the Official Sponsors of Devastation on the Nation 2020 featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams & Imperial Triumphant!!! Full tour dates will be announced on Tuesday December 3rd on the Devastation on the Nation & Vox&Hops social media pages! Photo Credit: https://alestorm.net/

November 28, 2019

Ben Duerr (Shadow Of Intent & Hollow Prophet)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, when he started screaming, the evolution of his voice, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, recording vocals, his vocal influences, how much farther he can push his vocals & bands that deserve more attention.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.I am proud to announce that the Vox&Hops Podcast is one of the Official Sponsors of Devastation on the Nation 2020 featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams & Imperial Triumphant!!! Full tour dates will be announced on Tuesday December 3rd on the Devastation on the Nation & Vox&Hops social media pages!Photo Credit:Omar Ludin

November 21, 2019

Jordan James (Disentomb)

A conversation about the pros & cons of being from Australia, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, his first experiences with beer, a Disentomb craft beer, the evolution of his voice, his day job, his biggest influencers & vocal tone vs. comprehension. This interview was recorded at Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale, one of Montreal`s premier taprooms. Throughout the interview we drank St-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's École Buissonnière which was a deliciously refreshing blonde lager.

November 21, 2019

Chris Noth (Sound Engineer & Tour Manager)

A conversation about how he became a sound engineer, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the consequences of mixing drunk, the soundtrack to his youth, his first big tour, dealing with delinquent promoters & his work with Hummus Records/Booking. Throughout this episode we drank Le Castor Brewing Company's Yakima IPA, which was one of the precursor beers that led me to become a craft beer enthusiast.

November 14, 2019

John Kevill (Warbringer)

A conversation about the soundtrack to his youth, his metal evolution, the bands that inspired Warbringer, choosing not to drink whilst on tour, how he strives to be the best vocalist he can be, his lyrical process & a tour he would like to live again. Throughout this episode we drank Brasseurs du Nord's Boreal du Nord Est.