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Episode 136: Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water by Limp Bizkit

An episode years in the making, the Roach Koach podcast finally assembles in the Indigo Basement to discuss Limp Bizkit’s record breaking 2000 album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. First we have to talk about Who’s Tweeting (4:34) with some Take a Bite Outta Rhyme Feedback along with listener questions on Zug Island, ButtStrut, and booking the ultimate Nu-Metal Concert. Then it’s time to talk Chocolate Starfish (18:04); the Robert Christgau review, the NIN beef, Jenny’s...


Episode 135: My So Called Knife by Lollipop Lust Kill

The Roach Koach krew returns to the Indigo Basement this week to discuss Ohio’s own Lollipop Lust Kill and their album, My So Called Knife. After a big announcement we dive into Who’s Tweeting(6:40), with the recommendations from Ricky Danger, find out if any Limp Bizkit members are invited to Jenny’s wedding, and have more debate on the Static-X reunion. Then it is time for the discussion of Lollipop Lust Kill(19:02). Does anyone know when this album actually came out? Did Jenny once have a...


Episode 134: Identical Remote Controlled Reactions by Superheist

Kick off a new year with some Nu-Metal, baby! Roach Koach is back in 2019, checking out the sophomore release from the Australian boys in Superheist, Identical Remote Controlled Reactions. Along with plugging the upcoming Roach Koach Live show (Sunday January 20th at noon at Go Comedy Improv Theater in Ferndale, MI, get your tickets at, Who’s Tweeting is discussed, with some emails and feedback on the Judgment Night episode. Then it’s time to talk Superheist, the line up...


Episode 133: Slither by Earth Crisis

Roach Koach is here to keep you company over the holiday with a brand new episode all about Earth Crisis and their dip into nu-metal, Slither. Along with news on our upcoming live show, January 20th at Noon at Go Comedy in Ferndale, we talk about Who’s Tweeting (5:00) and go over feedback from our White Pony episode. Then it’s time to talk about Slither(16:18). Are Earth Crisis straight edge vegans? Does this album call “sheeple” out directly? Who is on Victory Records? Is the connection...


Episode 132: The Impossibility of Reason by Chimaira

This week the Roach Koach team is back with old friends and previous Nu-Metal Canon inductees Chimaira and their album, The Impossibility of Reason. Before diving in, Jenny, Lorin and Matt talk about an exciting live show announcement (3:40) and Lorin delivers his Report From The Pit at the P.O.D./Nonpoint/Islander show. After that it’s Chimaira time(16:15), where pits are activated, Jenny and Matt make up lyrics for a song that doesn’t have any, the debut of Very Cantrell, and Canon Talk,...


Episode 131: Make Yourself by Incubus

It’s a special episode of Roach Roach this week as the team welcomes The World’s Biggest Incubus Fan, Tim Kay, into the studio to talk about Make Yourself. Before they get to that, there is some Nonpoint feedback in Who’s Tweeting (1:45), along with a response from Revolver Magazine about our lists, the catch 22 of “Bodies”, and Lorin’s Wedding Song Ban List. Then it’s time to dive into Make Yourself (8:32), where we find out which song Tim wanted to play at his wedding, gain clarity about...


Episode 130: The Amazing Jeckel Brothers by Insane Clown Posse

At long last, the Juggalo Hundo is complete, 100 reviews across all iTunes platforms means the Roach Koach podcast delivers an episode all about Insane Clown Posse’s 1999 album, The Amazing Jeckel Brothers. Enjoy. Please take a moment to share Roach Koach on your social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, let them know you’re a Roach Ryder for Life! Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d appreciate it! Questions about the show? Have album recommendations? Just want to say hi? We’d...


Episode 129: Strait Up

Roach Koach concludes Compilation Month with Strait Up, a record that unites a large number of nu-metal legends for one cause, to pay tribute to the late Snot frontman, Lynn Strait. Before Jenny, Lorin, and Matt get to that they have to talk about Who’s In The Studio and Who’s Tweeting(4:30)! We have Disturbed feedback, and we talk about who would win a fight, the Five Finger Death Punch guy or The Guy. Then it’s time to discuss Strait Up (17:45) and how it shows nu-metal artists dealing...


Episode 128: Take A Bite Outta Rhyme- A Rock Tribute to Rap

Roach Koach enters week three of Compilation Month, haunted by the legacy of Mr Loud Rocks as the team listens to Take A Bite Outta Rhyme, a Rock Tribute To Rap. Before diving into the album, Jenny, Lorin, and Matt find out Who’s Tweeting (2:18), read some emails, get feedback on the Switched episode and create the Nu-Metal Junk Drawer. Then it’s time to discuss Take A Bite Outta Rhyme(14:00). Is this a Nu-Metal McGruff the Crime Dog? What is the legacy of Dynamite Hack? Who brings out Funky...


Episode 127: Loud Rocks

It’s a new Roach Koach as Compilation Month continues with Loud Rocks! You never forget the day you first hear Loud Rocks. Before the Roach Koach team dive into that they do a little Who’s Tweeting (1:32), running down a listener email, debate the Static-X reunion, Kerrang’s list of the Greatest Nu-Metal albums, and go over some Onesidezero feedback. Then it is time for Loud Rocks (19:00), which has some totally bananas album art, a challenge to the Genius List, fart noises, and Brandon Boyd...


Episode 126: Judgment Night Soundtrack

Here it is, the start of Compilation Month! This week Roach Roach listens to influential Judgment Night Soundtrack. Along with that we do Who’s Tweeting and Who’s Instagramming(1:27), discuss some Limp Bizkit news, American Head Charge feedback, and listener love for Funky Ken. Then we dive into the Judgment Night soundtrack(13:00), learn of Matt’s deep relationship with this album, discuss the critical ideal of rap rock, speak on the creation of the album, and discuss whether if is a...


Episode 125: White Pony by Deftones

It’s an episode of Sensual Chino and Thirsty Bitches as Roach Koach celebrates 125 episodes with Deftones and their landmark album, White Pony. During Who’s Tweeting (1:26), Jenny, Lorin and Matt go over feedback from the live show and consider a listener question on who the Big 4 of Nu-Metal could be. Then it’s time to dive into White Pony (8:33), where they discuss Jenny’s old boyfriend, the critical acclaim for the album, “Back to School”, Honking on the Bobo, the Afghan Whigs, the...


Episode 124: Development by Nonpoint

Roach Koach is back after a short break and we have a lot of catching up to do. In a special Who’s Tweeting- Catching Up Edition (00:50), we talk about ICP vs Limp Bizkit, Jenny’s big life event, Draiman removing his piercings, and Revolver’s Top 5 Nu-Metal Songs of all time. Then we dive into Development by Nonpoint (17:50), where we discuss frogs, opening with strength, driving in a circle, Hologram Roy Orbison, Tool Town, mixing metaphors, and Canon Talk, where we determine if Nonpoint...


Roach Koach Flashback: Episode 20 The Sickness by Disturbed

No new episode this week, Roach Ryders. Sorry! Instead, we are reupping one of our favorite episodes, The Sickness by Disturbed. Listen as Lorin and Jenny become infected with The Sickness while Matt tries to get us vaccinated. Thank you so much for listening! Please take a moment to share Roach Koach on your social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, let them know you’re a Roach Ryder for Life! Rate and review Roach Koach on iTunes! We’d appreciate it! Take a moment to like Roach Roach on...


Episode 123: Ten Thousand Fists by Disturbed

This week on Roach Koach it is time for some nu-metal math as we break down just how Disturbed named their album, Ten Thousand Fists. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Step Kings feedback, Project 86, Charles Mansion, The Comedown, Jenny’s Record Time memories, Todd McFarlane, Disturbed T-shirt giveaway, The Guy has been working out, Manowar, Songmeanings dot com, the new Disturbed album, Dragonforce and power metal, “I’m a teen”, The Beatles, getting the full cheek, Abyss or Ibiza, Genius...


Episode 122: Subject to Change by Switched

1, 2, 3, 4, fuck! That’s right, it’s time for Roach Koach to check out Switched and their debut album, Subject to Change. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Pulse Ultra feedback, a wrestling explainer, Ginger Snaps, pronouncing Mushroomhead album titles, respectful disagreements, a recommendation from Thom Hazaert, anatomy album art, a demonic boy into a smooth boy, Songmeanings dot com, wordy choruses, getting a whiff of butt, Bieler Bros, getting Alice In Chained, the Deftones vibe, breathy...


Episode 121: Is This Room Getting Smaller by Onesidezero

This week on Roach Koach, it’s a recommendation straight from the band itself, as we listen to the debut album from Onesidezero, Is This Room Getting Smaller. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Deadlights Feedback, reassessing the music of our youth, the Cruel Intentions soundtrack, Butt Strut, Hollywood Undead, sliding into the Roach Koach DMs, Jim Wirt, Hoobastank, Jimmies Chicken Shack, artistry on wikipedia, Tool Town with Bottrill, being a Onesie, Songmeanings dot com, jaunty song, what...


Episode 120: Issues by Korn

It’s a new Roach Koach, recorded in Jenny’s hotel room, as the team recovered from a full day of Rock N Pod in Nashville and an unexpected wait for Hot Chicken. The album of the week, Issues by Korn. Topics discussed: Who’s Reminiscing, Lorin tattling his ass off, Brendan O’Brian, Steenboats, album art, Jonathan on drums, Songmeanings dot com, Teen Jenny vs Present Day Jenny, Matt’s favorite Korn song, seven string guitars, Queen of the Damned, Minnesota Mom and Funky Ken, Quiff Porn, “Wake...


Episode 119: Live at Rock N Pod Expo 2, Part 2

It’s our second and final episode of Roach Koach live from the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo 2. Lorin, Jenny, and Matt talk with comedian Courtney Cronin Dold about working with Jamey Jasta on the roast of Corey Taylor; the team meets Thom Hazaert, a man who has more nu-metal stories than you’ve had hot meals. Street teaming for Limp Bizkit, discovering Papa Roach, getting in fights with Fred Durst and Scooter of Cold, hearing White Pony for the first time high, so many topics are discussed, you...


Episode 118: Live at Rock N Pod Expo 2, Part 1

This week on the Roach Koach Podcast the team travels to Nashville, TN to take part in the second annual Rock N Pod Expo at the Nashville Palace. Jenny, Lorin and Matt sit down with Earl Skakel of the Inappropriate Earl podcast to discuss his nu-metal connections, comedian Craig Gass stops by to tell us a story about Korn that will scar us forever, and Toby Wright, a producer we know and love, graces us with his presence to talk producing for Korn, Sevendust, and many more. Josh Toomey of...