The Ex-Man Episode 57: Godless (ex-Podcast Metal, ex-MetalSucks Podcast)

Doc speaks with Godless, the former host of excellent heavy metal themed podcasts, Podcast Metal and MetalSucks, about his background in the music industry as a manager, booker, and promoter, how he met Chuck and got into podcasting, studying to become a high level interviewer, debate what being a nerd means, Godless interviews Doc a bit on God Forbid's career and downfall, the current state of the metal scene, and wrap up discussing politics.

The Ex-Man Episode 56: Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch, ex-The Utmost)

Doc speaks with Five Finger Death Punch bassist, Chris Kael, about what attracted him to picking up the bass as a teenager in Lexington, KY, his background as a lead vocalist, moving to Las Vegas and playing with the pop punk band The UTMoST, bartending in Vegas and almost quitting music, the audition process to get in the 5FDP, adjusting to being in a very popular band, what he thinks the secret to their success is, and contemplate running for office with Doc as his running mate.
 

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.

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.

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.