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EP 44 feat. Kyle Pfeiffer of Blacklite District

Kyle Pfeiffer of Blacklite District returns for his second special guest slot to talk about the band's upcoming album 'Through the Ages' and the success the duo have earned in the last 12 months. We also play their brand new single 'Hard Pill to Swallow'. Other songs come from the likes of Smash Into Pieces, You Me @ Six, Sylar and 3rd Strike.


EP 43 feat. Ben Lionetti and Steven McCorry from Lakeshore

Ben and Steven from Lakeshore join us to talk about the band's upcoming second EP. Ben also talks about his time in Emmure- the deathcore band he and his brother helped form. Matt and Scott disect the new Papa Roach songs and also talk about Machine Head's 'split', and songs played come from Deftones, Papa Roach, CKY, Bad Wolves and Sickret.


EP 42 feat. Joel McIver

We are joined by esteemed music author Joel McIver as we talk about some of his most well-known books which include biographies on Metallica and Slayer, plus his co-authoring of the Max Cavalera and Dave Ellefson autobiographies. Songs come from Korn, Machine Head, Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon, Soulfly and more.


EP 41 feat. Benji Webbe from Skindred

Benji Webbe from Skindred joins us to talk about the band's successful summer festival shows all over the world, as well as their latest record 'Big Tings'. Plenty of other songs get a spin, including anthems from Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Nonpoint, A Friend, A Foe and Slipknot, with the other episode highlight hearing Matt try his hand at rapping. MGK and Eminem have nothing on this guy!


EP 40 feat. Doc Coyle from Bad Wolves

We are joined by Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle to talk about the band's incredible first 18 months, their powerhouse debut album 'Disobey' and the now platinum-selling cover of The Cranberries classic 'Zombie'. Other songs include killer cuts from Korn, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin and Wilson.


EP 39 feat. Robb Rivera of Nonpoint

Nonpoint drummer Robb Rivera joins us on the show to discuss the band's tenth studio album 'X'. We also talk about his beloved record collection, his favourite tour the band has ever done, and much more in an extended interview. Other songs come from Light the Torch, Disturbed, P.O.D., Linkin Park, Neshiima and System of a Down.


EP 38 feat. Marcus Bridge of Northlane

We catch up with Marcus Bridge- vocalist of Aussie metalcore heroes Northlane, while the band are touring through Europe. We discuss the band's latest standalone single 'Vultures', how the band have become one of Australia's premier metal bands, and their upcoming headline slot on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour. Other songs come from Eskimo Callboy, Killswitch Engage, Emmure, Parkway Drive and Bury Tomorrow.


EP 34 feat. Joe and David from DED in London

We chat to Joe and David from DED in Camden, London ahead of their first ever UK headline show, Scott and Matt discuss Download and the whole trip to London, Scott laughs A LOT, and songs come from the likes of DED, Frontstreet, Ghost, Bury Tomorrow, Parkway Drive and more.


EP 33 feat. Billy Grey of Fozzy

We are joined by Fozzy guitarist Billy Grey to talk about their 2017 album 'Judas', the band's ever-increasing popularity, plus Billy's other projects both past and present. Scott vents steam on Axl Rose taking over Download Festival, and we also chat about DED's first ever show in Europe, which Scott got to witness. Songs played include killer cuts from the likes of Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold, Fozzy (of course), Soil and Fire From the Gods.


EP 32 feat. Shaun Glass of Repentance

We welcome former Soil guitarist Shaun Glass to the show to promote his emphatic new band Repentance. Shaun discusses how the band came together, his musical influences when growing up and also his time in Soil when they were at their most prominent. Songs played include anthems from the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Come to Dolly and Jonathan Davis.


EP 31 feat. George Harris & Matt James of The Raven Age

We catch up with George and Matt of The Raven Age to talk about Matt's recent entrance into the band, their busy summer coming up on the European festival circuit, and we play their brand new track 'Surrogate' We also play pulse-raising cuts from Godsmack, Bad Wolves, Papa Roach, Skindred, and Scott gets very excited about the new Five Finger Death Punch album 'And Justice for None'.


EP 30 HFTB Introduces REdEFIND

We catch up with Dustan Snow, Drew Porter and Dru Cifer- three fifths of US Nu Metal band REdEFIND, who introduce us to the Greensville, SC band. Also played are three of their tracks, two of which come off of their brand new EP 'Pros and Cons'.


EP 29 feat. Liam Hesslewood of Neshiima

After recently releasing their new EP 'Purple', we are joined by Liam Hesslewood, vocalist of Glasgow quartet Neshiima. We discuss the band's change in style to a more rap rock sound, and we play three great songs , two of which feature on the new EP. Other songs played include powerful anthems from Linkin Park, Forever Never and Pitchshifter.


EP 28 feat. Kiliyan Maguire of Charming Liars

An episode dedicated to London come LA rockers Charming Liars, we talk to vocalist Kiliyan Maguire about the band's ascent which leads up to a debut full-length album this summer. Find out why Kiliyan's three desert island albums are, what it's like to be endorsed by Elton John, and the stories behind some of their standout tracks.


EP 27 Broken Chakra 'Iron-Willed' EP (OFFICIAL PREMIERE)

London's Broken Chakra gave HFTB the very first play of their new EP 'Iron-Willed' and we talk to vocalist Jon Audio about the build up to their new release.


EP 26 feat. Garrett Weakley of Discrepancies

Joining us is Discrepancies bassist Garrett Weakley, and we talk about the band signing to a record label, the re-release of their stunning debut album 'The Awakening' and what comes next for this promising rap rock outfit. Songs played from bands such as The Plot in You, Parkway Drive, The Cranberries and we introduce UK rockers Benzokayn, playing a song of theirs and also catching up with vocalist Ritchie McKeough.


EP 25 feat. Dave Leach of Dirty Machine

Joining us for a quick chat is Dave Leach from LA nu metal crew Dirty Machine, fresh from entering the studio with legendary producer Ulrich Wild. Songs from Stick To Your Guns, Shallow Views, Godsmack and Limp Bizkit.


EP 24 feat. Danny Camilleri of Meshiaak

Special guest Danny Camilleri checks in from Australian thrash metal supergroup Meshiaak, to talk about their punishing debut album 'Alliance of Thieves' from 2016, and now they are ready to return to the studio to work on their sophomore effort. Also including songs from the likes of Kiss, Filter, Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch and more.


EP 23 feat. Elijah Witt of Cane Hill

We are thrilled to be joined by Cane Hill's frontman Witt, to talk about their sensational new album 'Too Far Gone' and an upcoming UK tour with Motionless in White. We also catch up with hardcore band Conveyer in Milton Keynes ahead of the first show of their UK run with Hed PE, Killer cuts come from the likes of DED, Frontstreet and Come to Dolly.


EP 22 feat. Joshua Toomey (Primer 55/Talk Toomey Podcast)

We are joined by former bassist of nu metal outfit Primer 55, Joshua Toomey, as we discuss his time in the band, his love for the nu metal era, and his great podcast Talk Toomey, where he has interviewed some of the best musicians in the rock and metal world. Songs played come from Nothingface, Limp Bizkit, Frontstreet and Machine Head.