June 2, 2020

Thomas Haywood (Redefining Darkness Records & Seeing Red Records)

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!
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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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