May 17, 2020

Mike Pilat (Herod)

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!



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