Mon, 24 May 2021
Crypta bassist and singer Fernanda Lira (ex-Nervosa) is our guest this week! We discuss the journey of creating Crypta's debut album, Echoes of The Soul, why leaving Nervosa was both the best and most difficult decision she ever made, the recruitment process for finding the right members in the new band, why the old-school cover painting by Wes Benscoter was vital to the album's presentation, how the pandemic is still raging in her native Brazil thanks to government mismanagement, her past experience as a metal journalist, and a quick update on the progress of Crypta's next album.
Songs: Crypta - “Starvation” and “From The Ashes”
Direct download: Fernanda20Lira2028Crypta2C20Ex-Nervosa2920Episode2038820-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 9:31am PST
Mon, 17 May 2021
Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares is our guest this week! Front and center is the band's new album, Aggression Continuum, and the public spat between Cazares and former singer Burton Seabell, whose vocals appear on the album. Dino discusses the communication breakdown between he and Burton after recording the album in 2017, how he is handling all the negative attention from the fanbase, his response to reports of a physical altercation between he and Burton, the reason he left Burton’s vocals on the record in spite of everything, and why the future of Fear Factory with a new vocalist is exciting for him. Dino also talks about his feelings on Digimortal 20 years later (revealing that Bob Rock almost produced it!), the difficulty of replicating a groundbreaking record, how angry fans were that the band used programmed drums on The Industrialist, how every classic Fear Factory album had chaos behind the scenes, the upcoming Divine Heresy vinyl reissues, and his version of the altercation between he and former Divine Heresy vocalist Tommy Vext (also ex-Bad Wolves).
Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia discuss the news that Metalocalypse is getting a movie, the tabloid headline that states listening to metal makes you fat, and the controversy involving Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.
Songs: Fear Factory - “Disruptor” and “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”
Direct download: Dino20Cazares2028Fear20Factory2920Episode2038820-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 9:09am PST
Thu, 13 May 2021
Caliban guitarist Marc Görtz is our guest on this special half-episode of The MetalSucks Podcast! We discuss the band's decision to re-record some classic songs in their native German tongue for the Zeitgeister EP, the reason they choose the track "Intoleranz" for a video, advice on how to keep a band together for 25 years, the difficulty of touring America at this point in their career, why they feel meet and greets aren’t something they are willing to do, an update on their completed new full-length album, and the upcoming "Part 3" in their split series with Heaven Shall Burn.
Petar and Brandon break down the Marilyn Manson allegations after even more women have come forward, and share their thoughts on what the eventual outcome will be for him.
Songs: Caliban - “Nichts” and “Intoleranz, Tooth and Claw - “Your Crucifixion”
Direct download: Marc20GC3B6rtz2028Caliban2920Episode20387.520-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 7:49am PST
Mon, 10 May 2021
Ben Thatcher of power duo Royal Blood is our guest this week! We discuss the band's new album, Typhoons, the emotional clash of the lyrics and music, the importance of dedicating the record to Ben's mother who recently passed away, using his DJ mind when it comes to sequencing an album, and the lasting mental effects the pandemic has had on him. Ben also dissects the "rock is dead" statements many older musicians have made recently, the lessons he learned from going on tour with Queens of the Stone Age, and the changes that may have to made on the road now that frontman Mike Kerr is sober.
Petar and Brandon discuss Willow Smith’s Mother’s Day gift to her famous mom, James Hetfield being “skeptical” about the COVID-19 vaccine, and if rebooting The Osbournes makes any sense at this point.
Thank you to our weekly sponsor Metal Blade Records for their continued support!
Songs: Royal Blood - “Typhoons" and "Boilermaker," Sumo Cyco - “Bystander”
Tue, 4 May 2021
This week we bring Hollywood and thrash metal icons together on one episode to celebrate the soundtrack of the new film Thunder Force! Composer Fil Eisler tells us why he felt he needed to pitch adding Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo to the Melissa McCarthy-led Netflix film, how avant garde techniques can be brought to scoring film that wouldn’t work in traditional songwriting, how they got Corey Taylor and Lzzy Hale involved to write a theme song, which film soundtrack he would like to do a heavy metal remake of with Scott and Dave, and updates on both the new Motor Sister and Dead Cross records.
Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn have their yearly debate about the new petition for Metallica to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and they discuss Lucas Mann and Rings of Saturn being dropped by their label for alleged threats.
Thank you to our sponsor, Metal Blade Records, for their continued support!
Songs: Corey Taylor, Lzzy Hale, Scott Ian, Dave Lombardo, Fil Eisler, and Tina Guo - “Thunder Force Theme Song," Mr. Bungle - “Bungle Grind” (Live), and Tommy’s Rock Trip - “Got To Play Some Rock N Roll”
Direct download: Fil20Eisler2C20Scott20Ian2C20Dave20Lombardo2028Thunder20Force20Soundtrack2C20Anthrax2C20Dead20Cross2920Episode2038620-20FINAL.mp3
Category:The MetalSucks Podcast -- posted at: 6:58am PST