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Episode 85: Headtrip to Nowhere by Flybanger
This week on the Roach Koach Podcast, Jenny, Lorin and Matt try to figure out how many bands are hidden inside Flybanger on their debut album, Headtrip to Nowhere. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Crossbreed feedback, Nu-Metal acronyms, getting a Roach Koach t-shirt, Roach Koach sticker giveaway, Gimme Dem Sticks #GDS, the new Machine Head album, the Juggalo Hundo, the Thick of It, Post Grunge aka Butt Rock, Skim of the Wiki, Gavin DeGraw, Fart Monster in the Morning, Jar(r), changing into...
Episode 84: Digimortal by Fear Factory
Get out your thesaurus and start making some Pit Juice as this week the Roach Koach Podcast listens to Fear Factory and their album, Digimortal. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, the right way to listen to Chevelle, Jenny calls on the community, #numetalforeplay, Jonathan Davis solo album, Pit Juice, Jenny Old Wolbers, the industrial spice, synthy boys, concept albums, the eloquence of Burton C. Bell, is Burton a genius?; pie, Jenny and her Smooth Boy issues, pit activation, ripped off by...
Episode 83: Ultraspank by Ultraspank
This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we return to Tool Town and investigate what it means to be “3Extreme” as we listen to Ultraspank’s self titled album. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, 3rd Strike feedback, how does Matt activate a pit?; the Nu-Metal Advisory Board, sturdy hymns, the Kittie reunion, Icey Boys, Roach Ryder Recommendations, the Juggalo Hundo, Getting the Party Started, the Killer Instinct font, Bottrill’s back, living in Tool Town, the point of view of a bagel, “Duhhhhhh”,...
Episode 82: Synthetic Division by Crossbreed
This week on the Roach Koach Podcast the chocolate and peanut butter of music, Nu-Metal and Industrial Metal, meet again in the form of Crossbreed and their album, Synthetic Division. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Jenny and her inspirational cough drops, reactions to the Flaw episode, listener requests, Korn complaint, Crazy Town on tour, album art discussion, “cenobite action”, Where is the pit activation?; a Kittie connection, fighting in the comments on Songmeanings.com, Matt...
Episode 81: Wonder What's Next by Chevelle
This week it’s all about family as the Roach Koach Podcast listens to the brothers of Chevelle and their album, Wonder What’s Next. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, who has on a Roach Koach T, Jenny as Shirt Mom, Chamber Music feedback, #MattRulez vs #NuMetalParents, respectful takes, “Don’t make a game if you don’t want to play it”, Google Doc update for the Nu-Metal Canon, Roach Koach Fan Art, The Comedown, Chevelle history, “Coming in tainted”, #hotMatt #truMatt, three brothers, The...
Episode 80: Lost Angel by 3rd Strike
No lies, just truth on this week’s episode of the Roach Koach Podcast as Jenny, Lorin and Matt listen to 3rd Strike and their album, Lost Angel. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Taproot at the Token Lounge, DED recommendation, the Nu-Metal Advisory Board, the Juggalo Hundo, The Comedown, Toby Wright and Mudrock behind the board, a letter from Joe at Discography Discussion, “the new guy at work”, Nu-metal maturity, comment from Egon on Songmeanings.com, Street Anger, “I might be insanely...
Episode 79: Through The Eyes by Flaw
This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we listen to the Kings of Louisville, KY, Flaw, and their album Through The Eyes. Topics discussed: the world loves Meathead Jenny, Who’s Tweeting, Twisted Method reaches out, Flaw episode expectations, Charles Mansion, the “genius” list, the Juggalo Hundo, Kings of Louisville, the Comedown, David Bottrill, going to Tool Town, the military loves Roach Koach, your nu-metal dad went on a journey, Smooth Boys, The Animal Law, is this a Christian band?; pit...
Episode 78: Chamber Music by Coal Chamber
This week on the Roach Koach podcast, our Nu-Metal journey becomes rather tense as Jenny, Lorin, and Matt listen to and debate the merit of Coal Chamber’s second album, Chamber Music. Topics discussed: the Coal Chamber canon controversy, not putting the first Korn album in the canon, wiggler songs, fan backlash against Chamber Music, covering Peter Gabriel, Your Nu-Metal Parents, Sensual Dez in Bone Village, what makes a great nu-metal album, #Mattrules, #Numetalparents, Who’s Tweeting,...
Episode 77: Escape from Cape Coma by Twisted Method
Just in time for Thanksgiving, this week on the Roach Koach podcast it’s a full nu-metal meal as Jenny, Matt and Lorin listen to Twisted Method and their album, Escape from Cape Coma. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Ill Nino responses, #activeboys, Beanbag, “In Defense of a Smooth Boy”, Flaw recommendations, Discography Discussion, nu-metal in Pitchfork, “The whole stadium came down with The Sickness”, the Juggalo Hundo, The Comedown, album art, thin production, too much backup vocals?;...
Episode 76: Our Time With You... by Relative Ash
Get a poncho and head for cover as this week the Roach Koach Podcast listens to Relative Ash and their only album, Our Time With You. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Who’s Youtubing, Factory 81, being cool parents, Godsmack responses, boning to Godsmack, getting a “Godsnack”, not all butt rock is bad, the Juggalo Hundo, 40 Thoughts on Queen of the Damned, Hello Smooth Boys, the Thick of It, album art, “Explode designs on your stomach”, The Stanza, Sperm Designs Inc, talking sperm with...
Episode 75: Revolution Revolución by Ill Niño
This week on Roach Koach, Jenny finally answers the call of Ill Niño as Matt and Lorin join her in listening to the tremendous scratching and copious Smooth Boys on their debut album, Revolution Revolución. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Demon Hunter responses, #viewexpressed, #viewseen, Chester tribute show, a Mushroomhead recommendation, Roach Koach t-shirts, Fieldy’s new solo album, Sturdy Riffs, Jenny’s history with Ill Niño, DJ Scratch, Marauder connection, Karim’s tour with Ill...
Episode 74: Awake by Godsmack
Blessed be, Roach Ryders and Indigo Angels. This week on the Roach Koach Podcast we spend time with our old friend Sully and his band Godsmack and listen to their second album, Awake. Topics discussed: Who has the Sickness now?; Jenny reviews American Satan, Dry Kill Logic feedback, being balls deep in the Juggalo Hundo, Godsmack album art, Sully in a Lifetime movie, the return of Robert Christgau, the Christgau Challenge, Navy commercials, the return of “yeah”, who is in Godsmack?;...
Episode 73: Demon Hunter by Demon Hunter
Horsey noises and exploding words are to be found on this episode of the Roach Koach Podcast as Jenny, Lorin and Matt listen to Demon Hunter’s self titled debut album. Topics discussed: Who’s Tweeting, Fancy Matt, Christian bands, Slayer feedback, Jenny knowing things, Drop A, Anthrax recommendation and the promise of a “Bodies”, best song on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack debate, fucking with Relative Ash, Ill Nino, The Comedown, the Clark boys and the Sprinkle boys, “how nu-metal is...