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Heavy metal fans located in San Diego, California. We discuss local metal shows, news, reviews, and keep you up to Metal Swap Meet news. Join hosts Brian, Israel, and Nocturnal Overlord as they discuss what's going on in heavy metal.


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Heavy metal fans located in San Diego, California. We discuss local metal shows, news, reviews, and keep you up to Metal Swap Meet news. Join hosts Brian, Israel, and Nocturnal Overlord as they discuss what's going on in heavy metal.




David Vincent Interview [Vltimas, Morbid Angel, Terrorizer]

We chat with David Vincent about the upcoming Vltimas album "Epic" coming out March 15 on Season of Mist Records. David Vincent talks about Morbid Angel, playing bass in Terrorizer, and why he didn't play bass in Vltimas. He talks about working with Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (Mayhem, Aura Noir) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy). He also mentions his short career as a snake handler. Please help us out, and subscribe to this channel to see more videos.


Riot V Interview

We chat with Don Van Stavern, bass player and longest member of the metal band Riot. Don talks about the upcoming Mean Streets album, his love of tequila, and moving on with the band after the death of Mark Reale. Thank you to Don, Atomic Fire Records, and Earsplit PR for the interview.


Sonata Arctica Interview

Brian and Israel talk to Tony Kakko from the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica. Tony talks about the new album Clear Cold Beyond, coming out March 8, 2024 on Atomic Fire Records. He also talks about writing songs in Mexico, and what it's like to lose a band member. Please subscribe to this channel and let us know in the comments what you think of the new Sonata Arctica singles. Have you seen them live? Connect with us!


10 Best Metal Live Albums of All Time

Brian, Vince, and Eric all submitted their top live metal albums and they have combined to an overall list. Who are your top metal live albums of all time? Also, we really appreciate everyone for subscribing to this channel. We have reached 1,000 subscribers, and that is a milestone we did not expect to ever achieve. If you are in the San Diego area, join us for metal and drinks at the Tower Bar on Saturday, January 20, at 8pm. No cover, 21+ 757 University Ave, San Diego, CA 9210


Top Metal Albums of 2023

Brian, Israel, Vince, and Eric all discuss their top metal albums of 2023. Please subscribe if you enjoyed this video. It will encourage us to do more videos. Brian's list: Cattle Decapitation - Terrasite Twilight Force - At The Heart of Winervale Spirit Possession - …Of the Sign Cirith Ungol - Black Parade Xoth - Exogalactic Night Demon - Outsider Drain - Living Proof Twin Temple - God Is Dead Blackbraid - II Jag Panzer - The Hallowed Israel's list: Obituary - Dying of Everything Cattle Decapitation - Terrasite Insomnium - Anno 1696 Hellripper - Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags Autopsy - Ashes, Organs, Blood and Crypts Enforced - War Remains Cirith Ungol - Dark Parade Primordial - How it Ends Vomitory - All Heads Are Going To Roll Memoriam - Rise to Power Vince's list: Tulus - Fandens kall Xasthur - Inevitably Dark Urarv - Substratum Mortuary Drape - Black Mirror Endstille - DetoNation Manii - Innerst i mørket Troll - Trolldom Varathron - The Crimson Temple The Magus - Βυσσοδομώντας Eric's list: Dodheimsgard - Black Medium Current Faidra - Militant : Penitent : Triumphant Sulphur Aeon - Seven Crowns and Seven Seals Blood Incantation - Luminescent Bridge Dodheimsgard - Black Medium Current Jag Panzer - The Hallowed - review Cavalera Conspiracy - Morbid Visions/Beastial Devastation Incantation - Unholy Deification Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium - Nahab Moonlight Sorcery - Horned Lord of the Thorned Castle


Metal Swap Meet 2023 was AWESOME!

WOW! We did not expect such an amazing turnout! We chat about Metal Swap Meet, which was on October 21, 2023. Big shout out to Protector Brewery, all the sponsors and vendors, all who attended, and the bands Night Demon, Medieval Steel, Coven 6669, and Alchemy. Please subscribe to this channel. We are closing in on 1,000 subscribers! For more information on Metal Swap Meet, visit our website


Metal Swap Meet updates, Pantera tailgate, giveaways

Brian and Vince talk about talk about summer concert ticket giveaways. Also Metal Swap Meet vendor info, and the San Diego Pantera Ultimate Tailgate. Concert giveaways include Behemoth, Godsmack, Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Hughes, Wolfmother, Avenged Sevenfold, Cannibal Corpse, TesseracT, Meshuggah, Cattle Decapitation, and Tangerine Dream.


Udo Dirkschneider interview on Accept and U.D.O.

Brian and Israel talk with the legendary Udo Dirkschneider on the upcoming U.D.O. album "Touchdown," getting fired from Accept, playing with his son, the Russian / Ukraine war, and staying inspired at age 71. Big thanks to Udo, as well as @AtomicFireRecords and @EarsplitCompound for arranging the interview. Check out Udo's videos at @UDOtubetv Pre-order Touchdown to be released on August 25, 2023 Please take one moment to subscribe to Metal Swap Meet on YouTube. It would really help us out. Metal Swap Meet will be on October 21, 2023 and will feature Night Demon, Medieval Steel, Coven 6669, and Alchemy More details on our website


Coffee & Metal interview with Kristin

Brian and Vince chat with Kristin from Coffee & Metal. For those unfamiliar, Coffee & Metal are metal fans that do interviews and reviews here in the San Diego area. Kristin is also a talented clothing designer that is working on stage-ware and metal related jewelry. Check out their coverage of the Wacken Metal Battle. Please help us out, and subscribe to @MetalSwapMeet on YouTube!


The Firm Clothing / Summer Slam interview

We chat with Nino, owner of The Firm Clothing, and organizer of many hardcore punk shows including a huge hardcore festival in San Diego called Summer Slam.


Cattle Decapitation - Travis Ryan interview

We chat with our friend Travis Ryan, lead singer of the death metal band Cattle Decapitation. He talks about touring, the new album Terrasite, writing with members that are all over the world, lyric inspiration, hardship. Check out Terrasite on Metal Blade Records on May 12, 2023.


Krisiun Interview in San Diego

Israel and Vince interview Krisiun drummer Max Kolesne. They were on tour with Vader and Decrepit Birth, and played Brick by Brick in San Diego.


Decrepit Birth interview

Israel and Vince interview Matt Sotelo from Decrepit Birth at Brick by Brick. They are a death metal band on tour with Krisiun and Vader.


Metal Swap Meet new band announcement

Brian, Israel, and Vince talk about a new band announcement.


Hells Heroes 2023 Review

Brian went out to Houston for Hell's Heroes V. It was a badass time seeing Visigoth, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Possessed, Night Demon, and many more. Big thanks to Christian and the White Oak Music Hall for the event. If you would like to see my photos from the fest, visit the link below. Keep an eye on our socials for updates and news on Metal Swap Meet 2023.


Interview: Helloween Drummer Daniel Löble

We chat with Helloween drummer Daniel Löble about their US tour with HammerFall, playing in a larger band with Kai Hansen, and Michael Kiske, and playing with 4 bass drums.


Carach Angren Interview at Brick by Brick

Brian and Israel talk with Seregor (Dennis) of Carach Angren about his inspirations their albums, touring, a creating a concept album.


Gaerea - Interview San Diego 2023

We talk with Gaerea who are on tour with Rotting Christ, Carach Angren, and Uada. We are at Brick by Brick, in San Diego, CA. He discusses the visuals, reception in Brazil, and their tour. Please subscribe for more interviews.


Jag Panzer Interview 2023

We talk with Metal Swap Meet alumni Mark Briody, the guitarist of Jag Panzer. If you are not familiar with Jag Panzer, they are a classic heavy metal band from the USA. We were fortunate enough to have them play in San Diego in 2017. Mark Discusses their upcoming album titled "The Hallowed" as well as their European tour.


Justin Bartlett, You Will Be Missed

Our short tribute to an amazing person. Justin Bartlett was not only an artist who made art for many metal bands like Hooded Menace, Trap Them, and John Carpenter's The Thing. His art has been seen worldwide in the metal world. I was fortunate enough to know Justin personally. We often ran into each other at metal shows, and eventually, we hung out at our local watering hole, and he was often attending the yearly Metal Swap Meet. If you can, support his funeral expenses. Buy some of his merch, before it's gone. We will miss you, Justin.