This week is our special best of 2017 episode! We break down our top fifteen metal albums of the year and why we feel these albums were the best released in 2017, counting them down all the way to our number one. We also grab interviews with three of the musicians who made our favorite records -- David Sanchez (Havok), John Kevill (Warbringer) and Jordan Gaw (Final Drive) -- find out THEIR favorite albums of the year, congratulate them on the great music they made and much more!
We talk about the inspiration that led to the band's formation, the costumes and themes of each band member, their upcoming New Year's Eve gig opening for Primus, and yes, of course, we had to ask Danny about a new Tool album (and he gave us a juicy quote!).
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We discuss why bassist Evan Brewer is not on their current tour with Whitechapel, playing as a three piece, the change in direction and sound on new album Dark Future, the appeal of living in a small town as opposed to city life, the draw of major sports in major cities, and we chat about some of his work in prior bands.
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We discuss how their new record No Cross, No Crown is their first as a four piece in 12 years, the difference between the writing process with Pepper Keenan as opposed to as a three piece, the loyal fa base that allows them to write the material they want and consistently land spots on amazing package tours, the importance of producer John Custer, the re-release of Eye for an Eye to honor the late vocalist Eric Eycke, their upcoming 60-day tour with Black Label Society and much more.
We speak about the latest entry in the Dimevision series, her feelings on a potential Dimebag hologram tour, how much she is involved in the Ride for Dime and Dimebash organizations after the negative press from the last few outings, her favorite scene in Dimevision Vol. 2, her desire for the surviving members of Pantera to be on good terms and the legacy of a true metal icon.
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We talk about Trump's America, Charlottesville, race relations in America, NFL players taking a knee, Flynn's stand against Phil Anselmo's racist outburst, how Dimebag Darrell's death affected him, the rape allegations against Decapitated, Machine Head's new album "Catharsis," its more melodic direction and how fans may react to it, how it's similar to The Burning Red, his decision to rap on the album, how current political and social events inspired the lyrics... and that's just the...
We discuss the current Soulfly tour on which the band is performing Nailbomb’s Point Blank in its entirety, the influence younger bands had on Cavalera Conspiracy's new album Psychosis, his favorite underground metal bands, Max's top four records he's ever made, his hopes for the future of Killer Be Killed, the 20th anniversary of Soulfly (and a new record coming out in 2018), and his favorite records that were created by one of his kin.
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We talk about the origins of Big Dumb Face, how he keeps his different projects from crossing lines, his stint with Marilyn Manson, being isolated in Detroit, the lessons he learned from the Black Light Burns records, the importance of writing full albums, the extinction of music as an art form and the future of all of his projects.
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We talk about riding out Hurricane Irma in an elementary school shelter, his take on NFL players taking a knee during the anthem and the impact the discovery of CTE will have on the game, how the band's new record Red Before Black compares to the last four Corpse records, the magic that producer Erik Rutan brings to the studio, who he thinks invented death metal vocals and much more.
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We discuss the band's new album The Blood of Gods, the benefit they saw from doing the Warped Tour this year, the current climate and culture and how Gwar fits in, the public’s response to the negative Linkin Park comment following Chester Bennington’s suicide, Kathy Griffin's publicist calling them out, their upcoming tour and much more!
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We discuss the band's final shows ever this coming December, his memory of being on Soundgarden's last tour, his label Party Smasher Inc, meeting fans' expectations for Dillinger's unhinged live shows, the meet and greet debate for a band that stays private, how to make our kids like good music and some dad talk, including how he felt when his first daughter was born.
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We discuss the creation of Trivium's new record The Sin and The Sentence, Matt ranks his favorite Trivium records in order, shares his experience riding out Hurricane Irma, talks about writing the foreword for the new book Hellraisers, names his picks for the Big Four of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and looks ahead to the band's upcoming tour with Arch Enemy.
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We discuss the band's new EP The Solace System, how they amassed so much material in such a short amount of time, the jobs she had prior to joining Epica, the choice of not bringing her children on the road, the seven-year anniversary of her blog and her passion for photography.
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We talk about the band's new record "Medusa," the challenge of assembling a live set list after 15 records, the addition of a 23-year-old drummer to such an established act and more. Axl Rosenberg and Emperor Rhombus talk about their new book "Hellraisers."
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We chat about how he's maintained a 25 year friendship with his bandmate Frost, an update on his brain tumor and how it's affected his life and music, the band's new album Deep Calleth Upon Deep, the expectations of following a #1 record in Norway, which black metal performers may own mansions and more.
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We discuss the band's new record Clairvoyant and the pressure of following up their critically acclaimed previous album Language, the role producer Jamie King plays in helping to craft the band's music, negativity from the band's fans on Facebook, his passions for video work and MMA, and much more.
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Lombardo waxes ecstatic about Bill Ward’s inclusion of Dead Cross's debut as one of the best albums of all time, talks about performing and recording with Fantomas, which recordings throughout his career he is the most and least happy with, his opinion of the reunited Misfits, how the timing for Suicidal Tendencies worked out and more.
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We discuss the theatrical release of Slipknot's upcoming film Day of the Gusano, an upcoming documentary about the band's fans in Mexico. We also talk about Clown's idea for a double concept album with Slipknot, the importance of the visual artistry behind Slipknot, the difficulty of editing a live show with nine guys in the band, the roar a foreign crowd brings and how American audiences compare, his experiences as a director with Officer Down, and a little trip down memory lane with One...
He tells us about the process of creating entire conceptual worlds to go along with albums, trademarking your own character's voices, his youth and how it influenced his art, the accidental origin of Galaktikon and the importance of South Park to his work.
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We discuss her new album Mareridt, her collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe, how she feels more connected with nature than most humans, balancing style and substance as an artist, some of her favorite books and her passion for knitting.
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