The MetalSucks Podcast

Mark Kloeppel, guitarist and vocalist for Misery Index, guests this week. We discuss how a metal band can make a living these days, whether or not low level bands are touring too much (and if that's ruining things for everyone else), and their new record The Killing Gods, the record Kloeppel claims they really wanted to make all along.

Chuck makes the claim that Motley Crue need to retire after seeing Vince Neil butcher their set last week (even with his teleprompter), and we hear a new song from In Flames that has some really... different... production choices.

Misery Index - "Gallows Humor"
In Flames - "Through Oblivion"

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0060.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 6:35am PST

Bass wunderkind Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes and Orbs guests this week on the podcast. We discuss the foundations of his writing techniques, playing with two bands on the same tour, and why the members of BTBAM choose not to interact with their fans at shows.

Chuck and Godless discuss the recent fascination with Babymetal, Unlocking the Truth and metal "youngsters" in general. Do we not have enough young blood making music, or are we setting the bar too high for these up-and-comers? We also discuss whether $25K is a good salary for a touring musician in light of the revealing statement released by ex-Testament bass player Greg Christian.

Trioscapes - "Stab Wounds"
Monuments - "Origin of Excape"

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0059.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 7:58am PST

Josh Scogin, ex-lead singer for The Chariot and current frontman for '68, is our guest this week. We talk about the demise of The Chariot, leaving Norma Jean, Christianity, labeling metal as "Christian," and Godless takes him to task about curing a woman's cancer with prayer and believing the Earth is only 6,000 years old.

Chuck and Godless also discuss the biggest news story of last week, Upon A Burning Body's publicity stunt. In the most real genre of music is it right for a band to pull a hoax on their fans and those of us who try to keep up with real information?

'68 - "Track One"
Cannibal Corpse - "Sadistic Embodiment"

Direct download: METALSucks_Podcast_Ep0058.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 6:31am PST