That's Not Metal


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Your favourite rock & metal podcast bringing you all the latest news, opinions, honest reviews and laughs every Friday. 100% passion, 100% honesty, 100% of the time. Join us. @notmetalpod on Twitter & Instagram. Come join the discussion with a likeminded community of music fans on the That's Not Metal Facebook Focus Group






Hyperblasts: 100 Gexcerts

News absolutely boots off with discussion of Pantera being removed from various festival lineups in Europe, Panic! At the Disco calling it quits, and a barrage of bizarre and questionable new music arrives from The Xcerts, Ghost ft Joe Elliot, power metallers dropping diss tracks, and... David Ellefson and Violent J covering Faith No More. Give us strength. Releases: Maneskin - Rush New Found Glory - Make the Most of It Riverside - ID.Entity Tidal Wave - The Lord Knows Imperium...


Album Club Pack June 2022

Summer arrives and we go into some classic Album Club territory with Sum 41's moodier metal turn Chuck, Blind Guardian's Nightfall In Middle Earth, Your Demise upset the windbreakers on The Golden Age, and Cattle Decapitation's boundary-crossing look into a dark future The Anthropocene Extinction. This episode was originally published June 2022 on


Get Some Nautilus In You

2023's first TNM reviews come from VV, Katatonia, Obituary, Twilight Force, Fireworks, Swiss Army Wife, Ahab, & Grief Symposium, Fall Out Boy do the unthinkable and write a rock song again, and we debate Trivium setlists after their long awaited UK tour. VV 35:10 Katatonia 51:38 Obituary 1:04:03 Twilight Force 1:16:06 Fireworks 1:25:32 Swiss Army Wife 1:36:19 Ahab 1:43:17 Grief Symposium 2:00:40


Hyperblasts: Spam Head

Hyperblasts returns for 2023 bringing the first round of early news including new music from Sleep Token, Periphery, and Enter Shikari, Till Lindeman's statue getting nicked, and our quick little look ahead at the albums and shows we're looking forward to this year. Releases: Iggy Pop - Every Loser Anti-Flag - Lies They Tell Our Children HellPoison - Ultra Outbreak of Hell The Canyon Observer - Figura VV - Neon Noir Obituary - Dying of Everything Ahab - The Coral Tombs Polar -...


TNM Awards 2022

It's the last dance of the year with the TNM Awards, as the gang assemble to anoint the greats and truly take to task the bull: Most Improved Band Song of the Year Worst Song of the Year Hero of the Year Villain of the Year Best New Band Biggest Disappointment Gig of the Year EP of the Year Artwork of the Year Movie of the Year Comeback of the Year Surprise of the Year Outstanding Achievement Worst Band of the Year Unsung Heroes Story of the Year Band of the Year


TNM Albums of the Year 2022: Round 2

AOTY season continues at TNM with lists from 2022's fresh contributors Mark & Elliot, and most importantly the results of the listener album of the year poll are revealed and given the magnifying glass.


TNM Albums of the Year 2022

Start up the fanfare cause the Albums of the Year 2022 are here, celebrating another 12 months of great records with lists from Perran, Sam, & Alec.


Hyperblasts: Lux Aeternaaaaa

Metallica are back with an absolute trad metal joy, we predict the albums of the year from metal's major outlets, and we open the official TNM Listener Album of the Year 2022 poll. Releases: Elder - Innate Passage Jamie Lenman - The Atheist In the Woods… - Diversum Judicator - The Majesty of Decay Trhä - endlh​ë​d​ë​haj q​á​shm​ë​na ëlh vim innivte Tchornobog / Abyssal - Split NOFX - Double Album Amberian Dawn - Take a Chance - A Metal Tribute to ABBA Isafjord -...


Album Club Pack May 2022

In May Album Clubs, we take the opportune time to fairly assess My Chemical Romance's as yet final album Danger Days. From there we dive into a world of weirdness with Swans' White Light from the Mouth of Infinity, Big Black's affront to tastefulness Songs About Fucking, and Sigh's ode to madness In Somniphobia. This episode was originally published May 2022 on


Three Skinny Missys

In a week with Turnstile up for multiple Grammys, we head into our last reviews bag of 2022 with albums from Nickelback, Skin Failure, Devin Townsend, SpiritWorld, High Command, Turnover, Dream Unending, & Spider God. Nickelback 37:57 Skin Failure 1:00:09 Devin Townsend 1:14:47 SpiritWorld 1:30:27 High Command 1:41:29 Turnover 1:51:46 Dream Unending 2:04:44 Spider God 2:18:45


Hyperblasts: Damnation Festival 2022 Review, and Download Lineup Revealed

This week we review this year's massive Damnation, seeing exclusive album sets from the likes of Converge and Pig Destroyer as the event steps up to a much larger part of the festival year, and the enormous line-up for 2023's Download is revealed. Releases: Skin Failure - Radillac L.S. Dunes - Past Lives Chelsea Grin - Suffer In Hell He Is Legend - Endless Hallway Xentrix - Seven Words Dream Unending - Song of Salvation Bonecarver - Carnage Funeral Spider God - Fly in the...


Hyperblasts: What is a Chuggalo?

Hyperblasts mulls over the news that the Lingua Ignota project is being retired, casts an eye over some potential festival hints, and picks a bunch of the perfect rock mixes. Releases: Devin Townsend - Lightwork Turnover - Myself in the Way Ingested - Ashes Lie Still ChuggaBoom - Death Pledge Dayseeker - Dark Sun Born Without Bones - Dancer Warlung - Vulture’s Paradise InTechnicolour - Midnight Heavyweight The Offering - Seeking the Elephant 96 Bitter Beings - Synergy...


Hyperblasts: The Monster Mosh

In this week's Hyperblasts round up When We Were Young got windy, and as it's Halloween we book a TNM Spooktacular and hypothesise the Universal monster's record collections. Releases: The Otolith - Folium Limina Darkthrone - Astral Fortress Dead Cross - II Polyphia - Remember That You Will Die Show Me the Body - Trouble the Water Implore - The Burden of Existence Fit for a King - The Hell We Create The Gloom in the Corner - Trinity Fire from the Gods - Soul Revolution Single...


Hyperblasts: Architects The Classic Symptoms of a Broken Spirit Review

This week's Hyperblasts reviews Architects' star-shooting new album, as well as covering the fiasco around Blink-182 tickets, Botch continuing to definitely not exist, and wondering which band could fight off the most goblins. Releases: Brutus - Unison Life Cabal - Magno Interitus Inclination - Unaltered Perspective Witch Fever - Congregation 84 Tigers - Time in the Lighthouse Orden Ogan - Final Days: Orden Ogan and Friends Avantasia - A Paranormal Evening with the Moonflower...


Album Club Pack April 2022

In April's Album Clubs, AC/DC re-ascend to the throne with Black Ice, we return to the dawn of NYHC with Agnostic Front's Victim In Pain, celebrate the growing legacy of In Solitude's gothic heavy metal swansong Sister, and Kids In Glass Houses... try? This episode was originally published April 2022 on


Return of DeLonge

The reaction to the Blink-182 return, October's reviews highlight massive drops in the metal calendar from Lamb of God and Lorna Shore, as well as records from Brutus, Counterparts, Press Club, Cloud Rat, and Cabal. Lamb of God 33:53 Lorna Shore 55:42 Brutus 1:16:19 Counterparts 1:28:01 Press Club 1:40:20 Cloud Rat 1:47:25 Cabal 2:00:33


Hyperblasts: Chadstein

It's an episode of heavy live music logistics, with Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden and While She Sleeps all announcing massive shows, a trip to Behemoth and Arch Enemy's co-headlining European Siege tour, and Rammstein shake up the board with their legal action against resale giant Viagogo. Releases: Acid Witch - Rot Among Us Melvins - Bad Moon Rising Lamb of God - Omens Wednesday 13 - Horrifier Vukovi - Nula A.A. Williams - As the Moon Rests Bush - The Art of Survival Counterparts - A...


Hyperblasts: Slipknot The End, So Far Review

One more massive record this month comes from Slipknot with this week's Hyperblasts holding our review of The End, So Far, the record that sees the band double down on dark experimentation and churning gloom for the discerning maggots. Releases: Gaerea - Mirage KEN Mode - Null Daufødt - Aromaterapi Kid Kapichi - Here’s What You Could Have Won Stratovarius - Survive Venom Inc. - There’s Only Black Razor - Cycle of Contempt Frayle - Skin & Sorrow Gutvoid - Durance of Lightless...

Chonky Shaky Sweaty Sweaty Reviews

It's the review motherlode from 2022's biggest month, with Parkway Drive, The Callous Daoboys, Megadeth, Behemoth, Clutch, Electric Callboy, Sumerlands, and The Wonder Years albums giving us disagreements, ethical discussions, huge tunes, and "ready spaghetti". Parkway Drive 28:20 The Callous Daoboys 1:04:45 Megadeth 1:25:17 Behemoth 1:49:50 Clutch 2:19:25 Electric Callboy 2:32:11 Sumerlands 2:56:37 The Wonder Years 3:08:57


Album Club Pack March 2022

For March Album Clubs, time thaws on Judas Priest's poptastic Turbo, doesn't on The Rasmus' school disco goth with Dead Letters, there's Turbonegro's Scandipunk watershed Apocalypse Dudes, and Celtic Frost make metal's most revolutionary ever statement with Into the Pandemonium. This episode was originally published March 2022 on