Tue, 25 August 2020
Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono is our guest this week. We discuss the band's latest album, Unconquered, how anxiety has driven his career and having to readjust during this time, how delaying releasing a record right now is not “metal," and whether he plans to start writing a new album right away because the band can't tour. Iacono also discusses how his job as a booking agent has been reinvented because of Covid-19, living in the middle of the road politically and the backlash that occurs because of it, why cancel culture might be necessary for us to understand each other, and how we can’t educate each other anymore because of misinformation from the media.
Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia break down how the Chris Cornell statue and the entire year of 2020 are like oil and water in light of the recent vandalization, Fred Durst stating that he and the boys of Limp Bizkit were never friends, and Corey Taylor almost joining Anthrax.
Songs: Kataklysm - “The Killshot," Hinayana - “Cold Conception" (Featuring the late Nature Ganganbaigal of Tengger Cavalry)
Direct download: Maurizio20Iacono2028Kataklysm2920Episode2035220-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 6:15am PDT
Mon, 17 August 2020
Barney Greenway of Napalm Death is our guest this week. We discuss the band's first new album in five years, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, how he and bassist Shane Embury always argue about the sequence of songs on their records, and the non-metal bands that heavily influence Napalm Death. Barney also talks about how the world has changed since the last time the band released new music, his views on the dehumanization of people across the world, and the insanity of countries having gay-free zones and the ideology of scapegoating people due to their sexual preference.
Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn discuss Jozalyn doing stand up comedy with the audience wearing noise-cancelling headphones, Corey Taylor putting his minor league band Stone Sour on indefinite hiatus, and Five Finger Death Punch making a film.
Songs: Napalm Death - “Backlash Just Because," Unleash The Archers - “Abyss” and Be Well - “Morning Light”
Direct download: Barney20Greenway2028Napalm20Death2920Episode2035120-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 8:06pm PDT
Mon, 10 August 2020
Our guest this week is Kamelot and Seventh Wonder vocalist Tommy Karevik. We discuss all the preparation that went into creating the new Kamelot live album/DVD, I Am The Empire - Live From The 013, getting every special guest that they went after, his childhood love of Michael Jackson, transitioning from being a fan of pop to heavy metal, how the touring cycle for Kamelot was affected by COVID-19, how having a second career is necessary for every metal musician, on his recent marriage to Kobra Paige, the concept behind Seventh Wonder’s latest album Tiara, if there will be another Seventh Wonder record in the future, and an update on the next Kamelot album.
Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia discuss Scott Ian’s comments about backing tracks being used at concerts, Mike Portnoy yelling about the evil empire of Spotify, and why complaining about streaming is utterly useless because there is no going back.
Songs: Kamelot - “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)" (Live, Featuring Lauren Hart of Once Human), and Seventh Wonder - “The Everones"
Direct download: Tommy20Karevik2028Kamelot2C20Seventh20Wonder2920Episode2035020-FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT
Mon, 3 August 2020
Black Crown Initiate guitarist Andy Thomas is our guest this week! We discuss the recording the band's new album during modern times, the return of guitarist Ethan McKenna, finding motivation, channeling the lowest points in his life into the record, avoiding the hatred of daily contemporary culture, trends in social media, the hard compromise of the upcoming election, and more.
Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia also tackle the new Corey Taylor rap-rock tune "CMFT," conservative fans getting into online feuds with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, and System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan's opinions about the BLM movement.
Songs: Black Crown Initiate - “Death Comes In Reverse” and “Holy Silence,” Orbit Culture - “Open Eye”
Direct download: Andy_Thomas_Black_Crown_Initiate_Episode_349_-_FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT