The Ex-Man Episode 55: Steve Smyth (One Machine, ex-Nevermore)

Doc talks with prolific guitar player, Steve Smyth, about what makes the bay area such a gold mine for talented metal musicians, how he got his professional start with Vicious Rumors, getting his big break as a touring guitarist with Testament for 5 years, playing with Eric Peterson's black metal side-project, Dragonlord, the ups and downs of joining Nevermore and to contributing to the classic This Godless Endeavor album, working with Forbidden on Omega Wave, and launching his own band, One Machine.

Lead Singer Syndrome Episode 128: Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid)

Comeback Kid's Andrew Neufeld joins Shane for a chat on their bus while on tour together in Switzerland.  After making the change from guitar player to "Lead Screamer", Comeback Kid enjoyed worldwide success and has since cemented themselves as a staple in modern hardcore.  Andrew discusses his humble beginning growing up in a religious household in Winnipeg, finding his own voice and keeping it up on tour, and how he goes "stir crazy" when he's not on the road.  
 

ManageMental Episode 68: How to Launch Your Music: Idea to Execution

This week Blasko and Mike talk about how to properly launch your next music project...This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!

Original Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/05/ready-to-launch-your-next-music-project-do-these-4-things-first.html

*Guest post on Hypebot by Dave Kusek

1. What is the big-picture purpose of your project?

2. What are your goals?

3. Make an action plan

4. When is the project actually finished?

MetalSucks Episode 238: Lamb of God's Mark Morton

This week we talk with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton about the band’s new covers album Legion: XX, released under the band’s original moniker Burn the Priest. We discuss how the band selected which songs to cover, which ones were the most difficult to learn, his favorite covers by other bands, the honor of being on the bill for Slayer’s farewell tour and his passion for hip hop.

This week we have a new segment of “Vince Neilstein’s Metal Mysteries” in which the MetalSucks co-founder addresses the age-old conspiracy: is there more than one Andrew W.K.? Petar, Brandon and Jozalyn discuss the news about Bill and Ted 3 finally getting the green light, the disappearance of Yuimetal from Babymetal’s ranks, the absence of “One in a Million” from the Guns N’ Roses reissue of Appetite for Destruction, and the dangers of ignoring and rewriting history.

The Modern Vinyl Podcast Episode 209: I Will Possess Your Pod

We’ve had 10 years of Death Cab For Cutie’s Narrow Stairs, so naturally, it was time for a big, exhaustive track-by-track. The hosts talk the album’s key 4-5-6 stretch of tracks, they argue the merits of the first single’s long running time, while then attempting to settle the big question surrounding the record. Just how long was Benjamin Gibbard’s hair during this period?

Producer Britton Rozzelle guests and brags about his “Rock Band” skills.

Error: The Against Me! album referenced and which has many, many pressings is “Reinventing Axl Rose.”

Lead Singer Syndrome Episode 127: Briton & Cody of Wage War

Another 3-way! Shane chats with Briton and Cody of Wage War, a band who has shown that relentless hard work can really pay off. With their dual vocal attack, technical riffage, and great song writing it's no surprise Wage War is one of the hottest bands in the Metalcore genre. Shane chats with them about their non-stop tour schedule, the Ocala, FL scene, working with A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon, scrapping an entire release, and being stormed by Syrian refugees while on tour in Europe.

The Ex-Man Episode 54: Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

Doc Coyle does his first ever live Ex Man show at The Slidebar in Fullerton, CA with Stone Sour drummer, Roy Mayorga, about coming up in New York City with punk band Nausea, jumping around as a hired gun with bands like Shelter and Crisis, how doing remixes for Sepultura opened the door to joining Soulfly, the inspiration behind the style of the first Soulfly album, his philosophy on rhythm and being a drummer, leaving Soulfly, moving to LA and playing with bands like Medication and Abloom, his time filling in for Sepultura, how he got into production and electronic music, and the gratification of joining a successful band like Stone Sour after such a long career.

MetalSucks Episode 237: Mike Scheidt of Yob

Mike Scheidt from Yob joins The MetalSucks Podcast this week. They talk about the trials and tribulations caused by his near-fatal diagnosis of diverticulitis, his near-death experience prior to surgery, the power of being mentally strong when dealing with health issues, the process he took to rebuild his singing voice and the precautions he’ll be taking on Yob’s upcoming tour with Bell Witch, how our emotions are tied into how we feel physically, learning how to say thank you when you are shown an overwhelming amount of support, and how he got a guest spot on the latest record by Will Haven.

Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn give you a glimpse into the exciting week Guns ’N’ Roses fans had, try to understand what bankruptcy means for Gibson guitars, talk about Babymetal’s decision to start a record label, and discuss the recent slew of surprise releases from Sleep, Cancer Bats and Dead Cross.

The Ex-Man Episode 53: Justin Graves (Vexes)

Doc speaks with drummer, Justin Graves, about joining A Life Once Lost and developing their sound on the breakout record, A Great Artist, working with producer Eric Rachel, the organic nature of the recording process, dealing with the Djent uprising despite being an earlier innovator, releasing the Hunter album and enjoying some success with big tours, A Life Once Lost losing steam due to deathcore taking over the scene, quitting the band, life after the band, and starting his new band, Vexes.

MetalSucks Episode 236: TesseracT Guitarist James Monteith

TesseracT guitarist James Monteith is our guest this week. We talk about the meaning behind the title of the band’s new album Sonder, the dark storytelling process for their music video “King,” how shorter records make more sense these days, the importance of trends and timing in modern music, his day job as a music publicist, the correlation between Brexit in Monteith’s native U.K. and Trump’s America, how technology is a part of the identity of today’s youth, the psychology of the modern music fan, how big retailers are to blame for the mainstream fashion trend of metal shirts and more.

Petar, Brandon, and Joz tackle John Travolta praising Fred Durst, our excitement level for the new Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway recordBurn the Priest’s voicemail advertisement, and the food that best represents America (according to Jozalyn).

Lead Singer Syndrome Episode 126: Neil Fallon (Clutch)

Clutch has been rocking out for over 25 years, bringing a unique mix of metal, southern rock and stoner rock to their die hard fanbase. With a new album "Book of Bad Decisions" (their 13th!)coming out later this year, they show no sign of slowing down. Frontman Neil Fallon joins the show and chats with Shane about trying out new material live, working with a producer known for country music on their and recently taking a vocal lesson for the very first time.