The MetalSucks Podcast

Howard Jones, ex-Killswitch Engage and current Devil You Know vocalist, is our guest this week. We talk about his bout with depression, his reasons for leaving KSE and his new project, and we generally atempt to psychoanalyze a way too humble man.

Chuck and Godless also talk about the cuttlefish in the room, the death of Dave Brockie; what his death means to them and what it might mean for the band -- Godless already thinking about their future and Chuck stuck in the past. They also let you hear the new supergroup Killer Be Killed which they can't help but like, and they discuss the reasons why bands try to make something new when they already have a good thing going (or if that is even the point of the exercise?).

Songs:
Devil You Know - "Seven Years Alone"
Killer Be Killed - "Wings of Feather and Wax"
GWAR - "Maggots"

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0044.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 8:29pm PST

Trevor Strnad, lead screamer of the Black Dahlia Murder, is our guest this week. We talk about death metal bands versus scene metal bands, his run-ins with fans about buying albums, what he has tattooed on his ass and what his mom would have named the band.

Chuck and Godless also talk about the big news of the week: Angela Gossow's departure from Arch Enemy and how the band handled the transition. Did they do it the best way possible? If you have a female vocalist, should you replace her with another female vocalist? They also try and figure out if Down losing Kirk "Riff Lord" Windstein has harmed their sound forever.

Songs:
The Black Dahlia Murder - "Raped In Hatred by Vines of Thorns"
Down - "We Knew Him Well"

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0043.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 8:21am PST

Wendy Dio is our guest this week. We talk about Ronnie James Dio's final days and his legacy, their relationship, her mission with the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and the new tribute album coming out in April featuring Motorhead, Metallica, Anthrax, Rob Halford and many more.

Chuck and Godless had to make a few adjustments to their recording this week with the wicked SXSW festival in their fine city of Austin, but Chuck tries to defend his other passion -- terrestrial radio -- and make the case for its relevance, although Godless doesn't buy it (ane we're not sure if anyone else will either).

Songs:
Motorhead (Feat: Biff from Saxon) - "Starstruck"
Indian - "Directional"

 

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0042.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 6:43am PST

Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel guests on the podcast this week. We talk about Phil's incredibly troubled childhood, from both of his parents dying at a young age to the severe anxiety problems he experiences to this day. Of course we talk about the new Whitechapel album as well. 

Chuck and Godless also talk about how Emmure caved to pressure by changing the title of one of the songs on the new record and whether that is a tell-tale sign of metal losing its balls; should we (the royal ‘metal’ we) be afraid of offending people? We also talk about SXSW and whether it's relevant for you or your band in general, musically, professionally or otherwise, and the most important thing to consider during the conference: tacos and beer.

Songs:

Whitechapel – "The Saw is the Law"
Destrage – "My Green Neighbour"

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0041.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 12:06pm PST

Jonathan Nuñez of Torche joins our podcast this week; we talk about the ease of recording in his own home, having Kurt Ballou as the go-to guy for their albums, plans for their next record and which bands reached him at an early age.

Chuck and Godless also tear down the Revolver Golden Gods Awards nominees, and they try to be kind to all of you A7X lovers out there -- but really just try -- and cover a few other big headlines of the week like the Lambesis guilty plea and Malevolent Creation's "gay" drummer controversy.

Songs:
Torche - "Without a Sound"
Whitechapel - "The Saw is the Law"

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0040.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 6:32am PST

1