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The Vanflip Podcast (#VFP) is not your typical Q&A interview-type podcast. A relaxed and in-depth conversation into the minds of some of the biggest names in the Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore, and Entertainment Industry. Visit for all your news and scene updates.

The Vanflip Podcast (#VFP) is not your typical Q&A interview-type podcast. A relaxed and in-depth conversation into the minds of some of the biggest names in the Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore, and Entertainment Industry. Visit for all your news and scene updates.


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The Vanflip Podcast (#VFP) is not your typical Q&A interview-type podcast. A relaxed and in-depth conversation into the minds of some of the biggest names in the Metal, Metalcore, Hardcore, and Entertainment Industry. Visit for all your news and scene updates.




#079 - Dallas Taylor of Maylene and the Sons of Disaster & Underoath

Dallas Taylor is best known for his time in Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. However, he was also the original vocalist of Underoath and is credited on the band's first 3 releases. In 2003 Dallas would step away from Underoath, Dallas would find himself in MATSOD in 2004. The group would go on to release 4 full lengths and remain active until Dallas was involved in an unfortunate ATV accident where he was hospitalized after sustaining massive injuries and requiring multiple surgeries,...


#078 - Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Killer Be Killed, & more

For over 30 years the Cavalera name has been mentioned in Metal. Max started Sepultura with his younger brother, Igor, in 1984. Since then, Max has been one of the busiest people in the metal world. Outside of his time in Sepultura, Max has created or been a part of projects such as Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed to name a few. He has been featured and collaborated with a very long laundry list of other musicians and heavy bands throughout his career. Video...


#077 - Tony Weinbender of The Fest

*DISCLAIMER* This episode was recorded on 8/18/21 and since the interview FEST has updated their Covid-19 wellness protocols. Please visit for the most up to date information regarding Covid-19 Protocols The Fest is an annual music festival in Gainesville, Florida, organized by Tony Weinbender, formerly of No Idea Records. It is a predominantly punk rock and pop-punk festival, though there are also a good number of indie rock, hardcore punk, metal, and ska acts. The Fest...


#076 - David & Bobby of Signs Of The Swarm

Signs Of The Swarm, formed in 2014, is a Pittsburgh-based Deathcore band. David Simonich replaced CJ McCreedy on vocals in 2018 while Bobby Crow (who is a longtime member) handles drums and bass, currently, though the band has a touring bassist and David play drums. The group recently dropped their 4th studio album, Absolvere, on Unique Leader records and are currently on tour with Ov Sulfur and Enterprise Earth. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON SIGNS OF THE SWARM IG:...


#075 - Sven de Caluwé of Aborted

Aborted is a Belgian death metal/grindcore band formed in 1995. The group recently released their 11th studio album, "Mainacult", on September 10th through Nuclear Blast. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON ABORTED IG: TWITTER: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE: FOLLOW LURK: IG: TWITTER: WEBSITE:...


#074 - Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, and just released their 8th full-length studio album, "Graveside Confessions". You can find Carnifex currently on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and on their headlining tour in October. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON CARNIFEX IG: TWITTER: FACEBOOK:


#073 - Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire

We link up with Matty Mullins of the metalcore band Memphis May Fire for a second time on the podcast. Matty was first appeared on Ep #005 in April 2019, making Matty our first official repeat guest! MMF recently released two brand new singles off their upcoming album, which could be released at any time. You can check out "Blood & Water" and "Bleed Me Dry" out on any music streaming platform or you can catch MMF opening up for Breaking Benjamin and Papa Roach starting September 11th. Video...


#072 - Chad Johnson of Furnace Fest

Furnace Fest originally ran in the early 2000s as a collection of punk, hardcore, metal, metalcore, and emo-type bands at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL. If you have seen one of the festival's DVDs, then you know exactly what Furnace Fest is. If you don't we strongly suggest you look it up. Chad Johnson was a driving force in putting on such an event. From moving to Birmingham, booking local shows, working A&R at Tooth & Nail, to reviving one of the most iconic early hardcore/metalcore...


#071 - Aaron Pauley of Of Mice & Men

Of Mice & Men (OM&M) is a metalcore/rock band from Costa Mesa, California. Founded in 2009 the band has seen insane success with chart-topping album releases and touring with some of rock's biggest drawing bands. Aaron Pauley is the band's bass player who handled clean vocal duties until the second departure of their lead vocalist, Austin Carlile, in late 2016. Since then Aaron has moved toward handling the band's clean and unclean vocals. On top of that Aaron handles recording duties for...


#070 - Roger & Rob of Love Is Red

Love Is Red was a melodic hardcore band that originated in Florence Alabama in the year 2000 and eventually called Nashville Tennessee home for the rest of its existence. The band did extensive U.S. touring throughout the U.S. after signing to Jamey Jasta's Stillborn Records until 2005 when the group disbanded. In 2021, Love Is Red has currently re-united for a few reunion shows (including Furnace Fest 2021) and released a new EP titled, "Darkness Is Waiting". This is the first release from...


#069 - Ricky Hoover of Ov Sulfur/Ex-Suffokate

You may Ricky Hoover from his time as the vocalist in the Deathcore band, Suffokate. Ricky spent 2008-2012 with that group, after parting ways Ricky explored the world of hair becoming a barber and opening his own barbershop. However, after a while, the itch to be in a band again became too much and he started his new project Ov Sulfur. The band just released their debut EP, "Oblivion", which even features Tim Lambesis (of AILD) on a track. You can catch Ricky and Ov Sulfur on tour with...


#068 - Kayhan & Shibby of Yaujta

Not only is Yautja a race of aliens in the Predator franchise, but it is also the name of a three-piece sludge metal/grindcore band from Nashville, TN. Having been around for over a decade, it was great for them to sign to Relapse Records last year. The trio just released their second full-length album "The Lurch" (through Relapse) in late May 2021. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON YAUTJA INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE:...


#067 - Justin Fornof of Wristmeetrazor

Wristmeetrazor is an American metalcore band that originally started as a solo project in Washington, D.C., United States, in 2017. Members are now located in Louisville, KY, Las Vegas, NV, Springfield, VA, and Newark, DE. Recruited shortly after formation, Justin (Ex-Molotov Solution) is now the frontman of the band. He has also moonlighted as the band's bassist as well. The band just released their second LP "Replica Of A Strange Love" last month. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON...


#066 - Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada

Mike has been the frontman of the Dayton, Ohio metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada since its inception in 2005. The group has released 7 studio full-lengths, most recently The Act. Of those 7 albums, 6 of them have been charted on Billboard as high as 10th. In May of 2021, the group released a follow-up EP to their 2010 Zombie EP, titled ZII, which sees the band go back to their heavier roots. Mike not only fronts TDWP, but he also dabbles as a published writer, entrepreneur, avid hockey...


#065 - Douglas Robinson of The Sleeping / Night Verses

Douglas Robinson is a photographer, music nerd (in a good way), vegan, and dynamic frontman. Doug fronted The Sleeping (which included ex-members of the mid-90s metalcore band SkyCameFalling) from 2003-2012, with a few reunion show here and there. Doug also joined Night Verses for a few years after The Sleeping took a break. However, the band is getting back together at least one more time this December. In this episode, we discuss how Doug came to be in a band with some of his favorite...


#064 - Nicky & Alex of Nekrogoblikon

Nicky Calonne (Vocalist/Keyboard) and Alex Alereza (Guitar/Backing Vocals) are both members of the goblin melodic death metal band Nekrogoblikon based out of Los Angeles, California. The band has 4 full-length albums and took time away from recording their 5th studio album to chat on the podcast. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON NEKROGOBLIKON TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK:...


#063 - Ryan "Tuck" O'Leary of Fit For A King

Ryan O'Leary is most known for playing bass and doing clean vocals in the Texas metalcore band, Fit For A King, since joining the group in 2014. Ryan also started a podcast during the pandemic, has another band called "Off-Road Minivan", and co-founded a music collaboration company, Feathered-X. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON FIT FOR A KING TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK:


#062 - Travis Richter & Lil Lotus of If I Die First

You may remember Travis Ritcher from his time playing guitar is From First To Last alongside Sonny aka Skrillex, playing in the grindcore band The Color Of Violence, or his time as the vocalist in The Human Abstract. Travis met Soundcloud emo artists/producers: Lil Lotus, Zuban, and more through his music venue in LA and the group have since been writing their own version of emocore-inspired metalcore. The band released a split ep with SeeYouSpaceCowboy earlier this year through Pure Noise...


#061 - James Shotwell of Haulix

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix (an online music promo software that can provide watermarking technology and tracking) as well as the host of the High Notes Podcast. James has also lent his writing skills to outlets like Alt Press, Substream Magazine, and more. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON HAULIX TWITTER: TWITTER: FACEBOOK: WEBSITE:


#060 - Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Brujeria, & More

Dino Cazares goes by the nickname "Riff Beast" and is best known for being a founding member of the industrial metal band Fear Factory. Cazares also spends some of his limited free time between other bands such as Brujeria, Asesino, Divine Hersey, and more. Fear Factory is set to release the band's 10th studio album, "Aggression Continuum", on June 18th, 2021 through Nuclear Blast. Video Version: YouTube FOR MORE ON FEAR FACTORY TWITTER: INSTAGRAM:...