The MetalSucks Podcast

We catch up with Slipknot founder Clown to discuss the theatrical release of Day of the Gusano, an upcoming documentary about Slipknot fans in Mexico. We also talk about the importance of the visual artistry behind Slipknot, the difficulty of editing a live show with nine guys in the band, the roar a foreign crowd brings and how American audiences compare, the way he would like to present a double concept album with Slipknot, his experiences as a director with Officer Down, and a little trip down memory lane with One Minute Silence.

Brandon and Pete dissects the last four months of metal and give you their five choices for albums you need to hear before the summer is over. With only four months to go and the top 15 albums of 2017 on the horizon, the boys help you out with some gold you may have overlooked.

Loviatar - "Discordant (Stygian Wyrm Part 2)"
Goatwhore - "Mankind Will Have No Mercy"
Beastmaker - "Of God’s Creation"
Dead Cross - "Obedience School"
Decapitated - "Kill The Cult"
Byzantine - "Vile Maxim"

Direct download: MS2020220Clown20from20Slipknot.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 9:09am PST

This week we talk with Metalocalypse/Dethklok/Galaktikon creator Brendon Small. He tells us about the process of creating entire conceptual worlds to go along with albums, trademarking your own character's voices, his youth and how it influenced his art, the accidental origin of Galaktikon and the importance of South Park.

Meanwhile Petar and Brandon get into a discussion about race in the metal scene, discuss the confluence of a Juggalo march and pro-Trump rally in SeptemberMike Patton going bowling during a Dead Cross performance and much more.

Galaktikon - “My Name is Murder”
Loviator - “Nascent (Stygian Wyrm Part 1)

Direct download: MS2020220Brendan20Small.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 7:17am PST

Myrkur mastermind Amalie Bruun is our guest this week. We discuss her new album Mareridt, her collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe, how she feels more connected with nature than most humans, balancing style and substance as an artist, some of her favorite books and her passion for knitting.

Brandon and Petar tackle the issue of groping when people stage dive and crowd surf, try to make sense of the guy who peed on a child at a Metallica concert, discuss the disappointment of Jeff Loomis not writing on the new Arch Enemy album and the wizardry of Yngwie Malmsteen.

Myrkur - “Ulvinde”
Myrkur - “Maneblot”

Direct download: MS20Epi2020120Myrkur.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 8:13am PST

This week we hit a milestone with Episode #200! We catch up with the first guest that ever graced the podcast, Valient Himself of Valient Thorr, to talk to us about being on Warped Tour, the band's efforts to create new fans on a festival geared towards youth, his unhappiness with the way the band's latest album Old Salt was handled by Napalm Records and more.

We also connect with the forefathers of The MetalSucks Podcast, Chuck and Godless to discuss the genesis of the podcast, their favorite and least favorite interviews, and the “white whale” guest we'd love to have.

Finally we talk to Vince Neilstein over at the MetalSucks Mansion about the past four years of podcasting, ten years of MetalSucks, his most memorable podcast moment, and if we ever made a bit that embarrassed him.

Don’t miss the celebration and the THANKS to all that helped us reach this milestone!

Valient Thorr - “No Count Blues”
Valient Thorr - “Mirakuru”

Direct download: MS20episode20200.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 7:55am PST