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The Metal Podcast Episode #45 - Entheos

Chaney Crabb lead singer of the tech-death outfit Entheos guests this week on the podcast, and we talk about the band’s new album Dark Future, how the making of and release signify a step forward from being a ‘supergroup’ to finally being and sounding like the band the envisioned, the process of recording, the moments she will remember the most about the inception of the band, from conception to present day, how her relationship within the metal scene has grown and what those relationships...

Duration: 01:13:31

The Metal Podcast Episode #44 - Morbid Angel

Steve Tucker, growler and bassist for Morbid Angel, guests this week on the podcast, and we talk about his family background, how he has been able to overcome his history and take his place in the death metal lexicon. He has come and gone from Morbid Angel once before, but this time seems to be the way forward for the band, he addresses the naysayers about the rightful lead singer of the band, talk about the cult of Morbid, his journey to get to this point, living in rural America versus...

Duration: 01:22:18

The Metal Podcast Episode #43 - Asking Alexandria

Ben Bruce, guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter for Asking Alexandria guests this week, he is the proud father of a brand new baby, has a new record in the works, is starring in the new ‘metal’ movie American Satan and takes his time out to partake in an interesting conversation with us about everything! We talk about his youth, growing up in Dubai, his family life as a kid, getting arrested, rebelling, his parents strange relationship, how fooling around in Iowa almost landed him in...

Duration: 01:32:53

The Metal Podcast Episode #42 - Spencer Sotelo

Spencer Sotelo, lead singer of Periphery, recently launched a solo project called Endur and let’s just say it strays from the path the band had gone before in many ways, but in others you can hear where the creative force he brings to the group spread out for you to examine on American Parasite. When faced with the opportunity to we couldn’t resist getting to the root of the direction he is going, its relationship to Periphery, whether the new sound will shape things to come with the band,...

Duration: 01:26:59

The Metal Podcast Episode #41 - Through the Eyes of the Dead

Justin Longshore, founding member and guitarist for Through the Eyes of the Dead guests this week, and we talk about the bands history with so many ex-members, the non-hiatus that was sort of a hiatus and needing a break from the industry after being such a tour driven band. We discuss his life changing year so far, recently married, he has a child due in December, an new record with the band, a touring schedule coming up in the new year, it all makes for one hell of a 2017. We also ask...

Duration: 01:18:12

The Metal Podcast Episode #40 - Butcher Babies

Heidi Shepherd, one half of the vocal spot for the Butcher Babies, guests this week and we hit the ground running in this interview. We had spoken to them years ago at a stop here in Texas and we picked up with a tid bit she dropped after the microphones were turned off. She delve into her history with the Mormon church, she was raised Mormon and even married once for less than a year before moving to Los Angeles to become a morning host on Playboy radio, her struggle with leaving is quite...

Duration: 01:29:59

The Metal Podcast Episode #39 - Barney Greenway

Mark “Barney” Greenway of the mighty Napalm Death checks in with us this week, we have talked to him for an extended interview at our old home, but with Barney we can always have a great conversation. He had recently won an award from Metal Hammer Germany, being named a Legend, he explains why that isn’t the case, we get the status of the band and all its members including Mitch Harris, who has been absent from recent tours and find out his current status, where they are with recording new...

Duration: 01:23:06

The Metal Podcast Episode #38 - Zao

Scott Mellinger of the metalcore band Zao guests this week with us, and to our surprise, we have taken the “Christian” moniker off their name when speaking of the band. We discuss what that means now, as well as when they were beginning, changing their fanbase over the years, how it may or may not shape their future and what it’s like being the odd band out when lumped in with other religious acts of their era. We explore the wild history of the band, coming to terms with shaping their...

Duration: 01:46:19

The Metal Podcast Episode #37 - Paul Mazurkiewicz

Paul Mazurkiewicz, drummer for Cannibal Corpse guests this week on the heels of the release of their first new single in three years. The announcement of Red Before Black the new record coming in November marks the 14th full album from the legendary death metal stalwarts and we had the chance to pick Paul’s brain about a variety of topics, his opinion on that legendary status, where he sees Cannibal Corpse in the history of metal, writing songs in the style of the band, what the movement...

Duration: 01:24:52

The Metal Podcast Episode #36 - August Burns Red

Jake Luhrs, lead singer of metalcore outfit August Burns Red, guests this week on the podcast and we get into a great conversation about his choices when writing lyrics for song, how he doesn’t want to just bring the heavy topics to his fans, balancing the dark and light, using his life experiences in those lyrics, going through a divorce, what that meant to him and his music, how he has dealt with the loss and realized where he needed to change and adjust, we find out he is a dog person...

Duration: 01:24:17

The Metal Podcast Episode #35 - Toothgrinder

Justin Matthews, singer of Toothgrinder guests this week, and we got a sneak squeak of the new album called Phantom Amour. Godless had a crush on him before because of his hair and muscles, but now it appears his music really set it off! The new record defies what any fan might expect from a sophomore album, instead of blazing a path in the same direction that got them on all the ‘Best of’ lists last year, they take a distinct left turn from where they were headed. We talk about the...

Duration: 01:39:20

The Metal Podcast Episode #34 - Trevor Strnad

Trevor Strnad vocalist of the mighty Black Dahlia Murder guests on the podcast this week, our conversation, per usual, goes all over the place, we talk about the new album Nightbringers, their most recent lineup change, losing a guitarist and how the replacement effected the creative process, what his personal life has changed through the years, the decision not to settle down and keep touring, whether there is clean singing on the new record, his take on bands changing their sound (i.e....

Duration: 01:31:05

The Metal Podcast Episode #33 - Metal Missionaries

Metal Missionaries documentarian Bruce Moore decided, for some reason, it might be a good idea to try and defend Christian Metal to our own host Godless, and in our conversation we talk about the documentary that explores some of the inner workings of the Christian metal scene, the bands, their belief systems and ideology. We attempt to figure out who the target audience for the film really would be, and if the average metalhead would be convinced to like Christian metal , but then of...

Duration: 01:22:59

The Metal Podcast Episode #32 - Thy Art is Murder

CJ McMahon lead singer of Thy Art is Murder guests this week on the podcast, and in our extremely NSFW interview a challenge was presented to ask anything, and Godless cannot resist a challenge of that nature. We talk about his recent marriage, trying to have babies, his porn habits and how they have changed, ultimate fantasies, his bout with anger and drug addiction, how that led to his quitting the band, then ultimately rejoining the band and how the new album came from a different place...

Duration: 01:37:55

The Metal Podcast Episode #31 - The Contortionist

Mike Lessard the lead singer of The Contortionist joins us this week to dive into his personal life, and let Godless release his inner fanboy upon him. We talk about the new album Clairvoyant, whether the fans are correct to think the singles released represent the rest of the record, how this process of writing differed from writing his first album with the band, finding a girlfriend and being convinced to move to the ‘South’ from the wilderness of Maine, how his writing style contradicts...

Duration: 01:13:58

The Metal Podcast Episode #30 - Volumes

Myke Terry new vocalist for Volumes is our guest this week, he may not be that new, but his first record with the band debuted a couple months ago, Different Animals continues what the band became known for producing, but expanded upon it even further. Myke’s storied history as a solo artist and the former lead singer of Bury Your Dead seemed like a great place to begin our conversation, but we dove much deeper into who he really is as a person, musician and artist. His move from the a...

Duration: 01:34:17

The Metal Podcast Episode #29 - Cory Brandan Putman

Cory Brandan Putman guests on the podcast this week, you may know him from Norma Jean, or one his other many side projects, but his latest adventure begins this week with a brand new band featuring members of Every Time I Die and Dead & Divine, Hundred Suns. Their debut album comes out Friday, and we get to talk about embarking on a brand new band tour at 40, chasing the dream, success and what that looks like, leading your family by example and following those dreams and what that cost...

Duration: 01:33:14

The Metal Podcast Episode #28 - Brendon Small

Brendon Small, creator of Home Movies, Dethklok, Metalocalypse and a host of other pioneering projects guests this week on the podcast. We talk about the new Galaktikon record, the loss of his flagship metal outlet on Adult Swim, we try an stay away from specifics about the AS drop of the show, but rather talk about what that means in the scheme of the entertainment business, his approach toward creative output and his determination to do something outside the norm of what most musicians...

Duration: 01:38:39

The Metal Podcast Episode #27 - Emil Werstler

Emil Werstler guests this week, you may know him from Daath, or maybe even his time with Chimaira, but you are about to find out what he is really about. His Indiegogo campaign supporting his new artistic endeavor Verlorener nearing completion, we get to talk with him about the state of the industry, why he has not really felt like himself creatively in many situations, his coping techniques for the average touring adventure, why he gave all of that up, whether or not it was worth it to...

Duration: 01:32:51

The Metal Podcast Episode #26 - Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe guests this week on the podcast, her dark and brooding style has garnered her critical acclaim both in the real world and in metal circles, she has collaborated with some fantastic metal artists through the years, but been rather shy in the media. Relatively shrouded, much like her music, yet in our conversation forthcoming about so many topics relating to her musical style, how she crafts her art, what it means to define the works, her go to karaoke songs, her battle with...

Duration: 01:22:45

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