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Metal Matters is a weekly podcast hosted by me, Mike Hill front man of Metal Blade Recording Artist Tombs. If you love metal and extreme music tune in every week for discussions about classic records, up-and-coming bands and interviews with your favorite artists.

Metal Matters is a weekly podcast hosted by me, Mike Hill front man of Metal Blade Recording Artist Tombs. If you love metal and extreme music tune in every week for discussions about classic records, up-and-coming bands and interviews with your favorite artists.
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Metal Matters is a weekly podcast hosted by me, Mike Hill front man of Metal Blade Recording Artist Tombs. If you love metal and extreme music tune in every week for discussions about classic records, up-and-coming bands and interviews with your favorite artists.

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English

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Episodes

10: Diatribes in the House of Snakes an Interview with Pig Destroyer

1/15/2019
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After a six year period of absence, Pig Destroyer deployed their sixth full-length record, “Head Cage” this past fall. In addition to their signature brand of blistering death-grind, “Head Cage” hints at subtle expansions into the realm of noise rock and more traditional “rock ‘n’ roll” styling. I caught up with the band in the green room on the night of their record release show at Gramercy Theater in New York City this past fall. Usually, I try to limit the conversation to a maximum of...

Duration:00:48:29

9: Innovator of the Man/Machine Interface, Tristan Shone of Author + Punisher

1/8/2019
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“Industrial Music” started out back in the 70’s as a mixture of harsh electronics, confrontation and punk transgression. As time went on, Industrial Music became a “style” instead of a “statement.” Every now and then, a true innovator comes along that raises the bar of creativity. Tristan Shone, the man behind the industrial juggernaut Author + Punisher is one such innovator. In a sense, he has picked up where originators like Throbbing Gristle, Z’ev and Mark Pauline (Survival Research...

Duration:00:37:26

8: Summoning the Beast with Dwid Hellion

1/2/2019
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For 30 years and counting, Dwid Hellion has been fronting the ever evolving metallic hardcore entity known as Integrity. Aside from intense metal riffing, guitar solos and lacerating vocals, Integrity has always been a thinking man’s hardcore band, drawing from many different provinces of extreme music and the darker recesses of culture. We did manage to talk about music, but most of our chat was about philosophy, religions and the primal nature of mankind. Check out the Integrity /...

Duration:00:22:27

7: Classic Records Godflesh Streetcleaner

12/26/2018
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How many times does a debut record smash you across the face like “Streetcleaner” by Godflesh? Earache Records delivered this monument to anguish, desolation and bleakness on November 13, 1989. At the time, Earache was putting out seminal records that would define extreme music and Godflesh stands apart combining machine like rhythms with throbbing bass, discordant guitar work and tortured vocals creating a soundtrack for the invasion of Hell. Intro: "Like Rats" - Godflesh "Merciless"...

Duration:00:44:59

6: Steve Brodsky

12/18/2018
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Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man joins us. Steve goes into detail regarding the long journey that Cave In has been on from the band’s D.I.Y. roots to the major label years and beyond. We also discuss Mutoid Man’s tour supporting Danzig and what that all means. We get into a protracted discussion about Ronnie James Dio / Ozzy and the Bruce Dickinson / Paul Di'anno dichotomies. Intro: “Juggernaut” – Cave In Outro: “Kiss of Death” – Mutoid Man

Duration:01:06:18

2018 Year End Special

12/13/2018
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2018 is almost over. A lot of great records came out this past year and everyone is busily putting together their Top 10 lists. Here at Metal Matters, we do things a little different. Instead of a Top 10, we are doing a Top 5 because I feel you often times have to reach to fill out the second 5 of a Top 10. Anyway, Randy Larsen and I talk about our Top 5 favorite records. Gimme Radio DJ’s Diane Farris (Lifer), David “Bozz” Bosler (Blizzard of Bozz), John Brookhouse (Shadow Hymnal), Thomas...

Duration:00:51:53

5: Classic Records Neurosis Through Silver in Blood

12/11/2018
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Neurosis is a band that transcends classification; their influence can be felt across most genres of extreme music. Formed in 1985 by Scott Kelly, Dave Edwardson and Jason Roeder, their early sound was based in the hardcore punk style of Amebix. Discharge, Crass and other UK punks. Steven Von Till Joined the band in 1989 and Noah Landis replaced their original synth player, Simon McIlroy in 1995 which completed the modern lineup of the band. Released on April 23, 1996 on Relapse...

Duration:00:48:58

4: Dan Lilker of Brutal Truth, Venomous Concept

12/4/2018
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Metal Lifer and living legend Dan Lilker joins us this week. He’s been making music since 1981, first as a co-founding member and Anthrax and then as a member of Nuclear Assault. The list of bands that he’s been involved with is impressive: Brutal Truth, Stormtroopers of Death, Exit-13, Hemlock, Venomous Concept…the list goes on and Dan has no intention of stopping. He is making some of the most crucial music of his career with the Rochetser-based Blurring. Aside from his relentless...

Duration:00:34:25

3: The Crossover Episode

11/27/2018
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These days we take for granted how easily artists blend different genres. It’s a generally accepted fact that metal kids listen to hardcore punk and hardcore punk kids listen to metal, but it wasn’t always like that. As a matter of fact, the two scenes often times stood in stark contrast to each other. In this episode, my co-host Randy Larsen and I will delve into the Crossover movement, which was the melding of thrash metal and hardcore, an innovation that was necessary for the...

Duration:01:12:36

2: Aaron Turner of Sumac, Isis, Hydrahead

11/20/2018
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This week, we start off strong with our first guest Aaron Turner of SUMAC . It seems odd to only mention SUMAC, his latest band, because Aaron has been a stalwart in producing forward-thinking media through his numerous musical projects as well as his visual art. You’re undoubtedly familiar with his other bands Isis, Old Man Gloom and his various collaborations with Justin Broderick, Twilight, Lustmord and Chelsea Wolfe. He is also the main man at Hydrahead Records, whose catalog helped...

Duration:00:42:09

1: Classic Records Iron Maiden Killers

11/13/2018
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Welcome to the debut episode of the Gimme Radio Podcast. In the coming weeks we’ll be delivering weekly episodes covering various aspects of extreme music, heavy metal, punk and all of the associated sub-genres. Together with my co-host Randy Larsen, we’ll be digging into Iron Maiden’s classic 1981 album KILLERS. - Iron Maiden began their longstanding relationship with producer Martin Birch on Killers - It was the last record to feature vocalist Paul Di’Anno - It was the first record to...

Duration:00:41:16

Metal Matters Trailer

10/29/2018
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Welcome to Metal Matters, the Loudest Podcast on the internet, a Gimme Radio podcast. Join Mike Hill, front man of Tombs, for weekly episodes ranging from interviews with your favorite artists, classic record appreciation or deep explorations into some of the trends in extreme music.

Duration:00:00:48