Tue, 28 July 2020
Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström is our guest this week. We discuss how being controversial in metal is extremely hard work because of how far the genre has already pushed the edge, his band’s relationship with one visual director for over a decade, the realization that we have arrived in the dystopian world art has envisioned for ages, his journey to becoming vegan, being a huge fan of the writing of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, having to think outside the box to create music videos during quarantine, and how the book Sapiens influenced the band's new album, Hunter Gatherer.
Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia tackle the feud between Sebastian Bach and Chris Jericho -- how unhinged it makes Sebastian Bach look, our thoughts on how Jericho should play this going forward -- and we theorize on why In Flames would decide to re-record songs on Clayman for a reissue.
Songs: Avatar - “Silence In The Age of Apes" and "Colossus," Onslaught - “Religiousuicide”
Direct download: Johannes20EckerstrC3B6m2028Avatar2920Episode2034820-20Final.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 11:01am PDT
Tue, 21 July 2020
Dee Snider is back on the show! This time we discuss his new live Blu Ray/DVD, For The Love of Metal Live, how the album's sole new track, "Prove me Wrong," is a statement to his fans, why a live DVD is what every music fan should embrace these days, and the immediate connection the songs from his latest solo album had with fans. We also tackle plenty of pandemic-related issues: if Twisted Sister would have been able to make it through what we are currently dealing with, how a lot of us have gained perspective during this time to focus on real problems, and whose job is truly important and how artists have to realize their roles in society have changed. Finally, we talk about the next film project that he is currently set to direct.
Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia discuss Trapt’s first week album sales, Insane Clown Posse trying to catch a predator with Chris Hansen, Tripp Eisen's feud with Static-X and Edsel Dope, and Static-X making the poor decision to play a show during COVID while thinking asking fans to wear masks is the answer.
Songs: Dee Snider - “Prove Me Wrong” and “I Am The Hurricane" (Live)
Direct download: Dee20Snider2028Twisted20Sister2920Episode2034720-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 6:03am PDT
Mon, 13 July 2020
The Acacia Strain guitarist Devin Shidaker is our guest this week. We discuss releasing two albums in one year and the choice to surprise-release It Comes In Waves, why they need to take chances to keep their sound fresh instead of repeating past formats that worked, how streams are more important to the band than actual album sales, and the honor system with fans who buy physical copies. We also talk about current events exhaustion, the backlash against peers in hardcore and metal when they say something ignorant on social media, the current unfriend me atmosphere of people with different opinions, how his girlfriend testing positive for Covid-19 changed his view of current news programming, all the recent headlines involving System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan, and how difficult it will be to change the culture of police in America.
Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn discuss the recent episode of The MetalSucks Quarantinecast with Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer, the need for people to be "right" without facts, how speculation can become facts to people these days, and why everyone needs to see White Men Can’t Jump.
Songs: The Acacia Strain - "Solace and Serenity," "Seeing God (Featuring Aaron Heard from Jesus Piece)," Imperial Triumphant - “Rotted Futures”
Direct download: Devin20Shidaker2028The20Acacia20Strain2920Episode2034620-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 9:30am PDT
Mon, 6 July 2020
Witch Taint's Lance the King of Black Metal and Matthias Backwards, aka Dave Hill and Phil Costello, join the show this week. We discuss the origin of the band’s name, how they constantly have to prove how metal they are, how the slang words for "taint" differ by region, their ongoing beef with death metal, why worshipping Satan in your sleep is vital for being a true black metal artist, why you can’t do pilates on camera and be in an extreme metal band, why they play first instead of last when they headline shows, and why they aren’t concerned with promoting anything despite being on social media and YouTube.
Songs: Witch Taint - "Sons of Satan" and "Death to Death Metal"
Direct download: Dave20Hill20and20Phil20Costello2028Witch20Taint2920Episode2034520-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 12:03pm PDT