The MetalSucks Podcast (Podcast)

Every Time I Die guitarist and All Elite Wrestling newcomer Andy Williams is our guest this week. We discuss all things Every Time I Die, wrestling and the intersection between those two worlds, including Andy's road from metal icon to wrestling star, the anxiety of recording the new ETID album and having to leave to get in the ring, his fandom of the WCW as a kid and more. We also talk about other topics related to his work in both music and wrestling: the best hair metal ballads of all time and how becoming a professional wrestler has allowed him to appreciate garbage music more, his memory of the Mass Transit incident, how the backstage experience at wrestling has changed over the years, if the tag team breakup storyline is inevitable for The Butcher, The Blade, and The Bunny, and an update on the progress of the new Every Time I Die record.

Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn tackle listener emails regarding our argument about the term “relevance” in music (an outgrowth of last week's conversation about System a Down), our fear of discussing politics because we really don’t know anything besides headlines, and our stories of attending live wrestling events as kids.

Songs: Every Time I Die - “Map Change," Orthodox - “Cut”

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:12pm PST

The legendary Dee Snider is our guest this week. We discuss his new solo record For the Love of Metal (which was written and produced by Jamey Jasta), his fears he wouldn't be able to deliver on a contemporary metal record, the inspiration Game of Thrones had on the effort, why he feels no need to make a new Twisted Sister album and how he landed a spot on Chappelle’s Show. He also updates us on the sequel to his film Strangeland, shares his thoughts on censorship coming from the liberal side of America and how artists have to change the truth sometimes to stay politically correct.

Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn introduce Jimmy Craig to the world and talk about the study showing that frequent concert attendance can extend your life, Every Time I Die's Jordan Buckley saving a life by spitting beer in a fan's eye, Mark Heylmun of Suicide Silence's break from touring with the band, Rob Zombie’s take on Slayer retiring and Behemoth’s tease for their new record.

Songs:
Dee Snider - “Tomorrow’s No Concern”
Dee Snider - “Become the Storm”

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:21am PST

Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves (ex-God Forbid, Vagus Nerve) joins the podcast this week. We talk about Bad Wolves' recent rise to success, the difference between metal and hard rock, the disparity between fans of those genres, how quickly change occurs in life and the anxiety that brings, how the president has become pop culture and the importance of mobilizing young voters. We also talk a whole lot of NBA: why Lebron James is or isn’t the greatest basketball player of all time, if the argument between him and Michael Jordan is fair, which team Lebron should get traded to, how the Golden State Warriors have affected the competition in the game, and much more.

Petar, Brandon, and Jozalyn introduce the world to the Pedro and Pedro Law firm, talk about Marilyn Manson’s claim of pissing on Korn’s catering, Ghost's Tobias Forge stating that the lawsuit brought against him by former members needed to happen, Between the Buried and Me's decision to release their latest record in two parts, and much more.

Songs:
Bad Wolves - “Better The Devil”
Bad Wolves - “Zombie”

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:33am PST

John tells us about his new live record It’s Alive (out January 25th; pre-order here), how he and his bandmates challenge each other during live shows, how much improvisation happens when recording, how he names instrumental tracks, the obstacles he faced when arriving in L.A. to follow his dream, the 20th anniversary of Mechanical Animals and an update on the latest album from Rob Zombie.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:35am PST

We discuss the band's new album World Down, his passion for classic horror films, going on tour for three weeks after breaking his ribs on stage, his solo project and how some of those songs become Tribulation songs, the expectations he has for every record, his goals in life and more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:33am PST

We discuss what fans can expect from the band's new album, the absence of Mario and David from this recording cycle, finding the groove with new musicians in the studio, his thoughts on clean singing, what makes a guitar solo truly special, his favorite unsung guitarists in modern thrash and his passion for the road and being a metal lifer.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:08am PST

We discuss how he came to return to the band, the creativity of Trey’s riffs, the importance of his era with the band in the grand scheme of their legacy, the message of the lyrics on Kingdoms Disdained, why the band separated during the Heretic era, the importance of Erik Rutan as producer, and his memories of the late, great Dimebag Darrell when he toured with Pantera.

The post Morbid Angel’s Steve Tucker on The MetalSucks Podcast #219 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am PST

This week is our special best of 2017 episode! We break down our top fifteen metal albums of the year and why we feel these albums were the best released in 2017, counting them down all the way to our number one. We also grab interviews with three of the musicians who made our favorite records -- David Sanchez (Havok), John Kevill (Warbringer) and Jordan Gaw (Final Drive) -- find out THEIR favorite albums of the year, congratulate them on the great music they made and much more!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:46am PST

We talk about the inspiration that led to the band's formation, the costumes and themes of each band member, their upcoming New Year's Eve gig opening for Primus, and yes, of course, we had to ask Danny about a new Tool album (and he gave us a juicy quote!).

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:43am PST

We discuss why bassist Evan Brewer is not on their current tour with Whitechapel, playing as a three piece, the change in direction and sound on new album Dark Future, the appeal of living in a small town as opposed to city life, the draw of major sports in major cities, and we chat about some of his work in prior bands.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:05pm PST

We discuss how their new record No Cross, No Crown is their first as a four piece in 12 years, the difference between the writing process with Pepper Keenan as opposed to as a three piece, the loyal fa base that allows them to write the material they want and consistently land spots on amazing package tours, the importance of producer John Custer, the re-release of Eye for an Eye to honor the late vocalist Eric Eycke, their upcoming 60-day tour with Black Label Society and much more.

The post Woody Weatherman of Corrosion of Conformity on The MetalSucks Podcast #216 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

We speak about the latest entry in the Dimevision series, her feelings on a potential Dimebag hologram tour, how much she is involved in the Ride for Dime and Dimebash organizations after the negative press from the last few outings, her favorite scene in Dimevision Vol. 2, her desire for the surviving members of Pantera to be on good terms and the legacy of a true metal icon.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:11am PST

We talk about Trump's America, Charlottesville, race relations in America, NFL players taking a knee, Flynn's stand against Phil Anselmo's racist outburst, how Dimebag Darrell's death affected him, the rape allegations against Decapitated, Machine Head's new album "Catharsis," its more melodic direction and how fans may react to it, how it's similar to The Burning Red, his decision to rap on the album, how current political and social events inspired the lyrics... and that's just the beginning.

The post Robb Flynn of Machine Head Sits Down with Axl Rosenberg and Vince Neilstein on The MetalSucks Podcast Special Episode #214.5 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34am PST

We discuss the current Soulfly tour on which the band is performing Nailbomb’s Point Blank in its entirety, the influence younger bands had on Cavalera Conspiracy's new album Psychosis, his favorite underground metal bands, Max's top four records he's ever made, his hopes for the future of Killer Be Killed, the 20th anniversary of Soulfly (and a new record coming out in 2018), and his favorite records that were created by one of his kin.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am PST

We talk about the origins of Big Dumb Face, how he keeps his different projects from crossing lines, his stint with Marilyn Manson, being isolated in Detroit, the lessons he learned from the Black Light Burns records, the importance of writing full albums, the extinction of music as an art form and the future of all of his projects.

The post Wes Borland (Big Dumb Face, Limp Bizkit) on The MetalSucks Podcast #213 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:11am PST

We talk about riding out Hurricane Irma in an elementary school shelter, his take on NFL players taking a knee during the anthem and the impact the discovery of CTE will have on the game, how the band's new record Red Before Black compares to the last four Corpse records, the magic that producer Erik Rutan brings to the studio, who he thinks invented death metal vocals and much more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:43am PST

We discuss the band's new album The Blood of Gods, the benefit they saw from doing the Warped Tour this year, the current climate and culture and how Gwar fits in, the public’s response to the negative Linkin Park comment following Chester Bennington’s suicide, Kathy Griffin's publicist calling them out, their upcoming tour and much more!

The post Gwar’s Blothar on The MetalSucks Podcast #211 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:19pm PST

We discuss the band's final shows ever this coming December, his memory of being on Soundgarden's last tour, his label Party Smasher Inc, meeting fans' expectations for Dillinger's unhinged live shows, the meet and greet debate for a band that stays private, how to make our kids like good music and some dad talk, including how he felt when his first daughter was born.

The post Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan on The MetalSucks Podcast #210 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:23am PST

We discuss the creation of Trivium's new record The Sin and The Sentence, Matt ranks his favorite Trivium records in order, shares his experience riding out Hurricane Irma, talks about writing the foreword for the new book Hellraisers, names his picks for the Big Four of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and looks ahead to the band's upcoming tour with Arch Enemy.

The post Matt Heafy of Trivium on The MetalSucks Podcast #209 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:13am PST

We discuss the band's new EP The Solace System, how they amassed so much material in such a short amount of time, the jobs she had prior to joining Epica, the choice of not bringing her children on the road, the seven-year anniversary of her blog and her passion for photography.

The post Simone Simons of Epica on The MetalSucks Podcast #208, with Special Guests Axl Rosenberg and Emperor Rhombus! appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:43am PST

We talk about the band's new record "Medusa," the challenge of assembling a live set list after 15 records, the addition of a 23-year-old drummer to such an established act and more. Axl Rosenberg and Emperor Rhombus talk about their new book "Hellraisers."

The post Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost on The MetalSucks Podcast #207, with Special Guests Axl Rosenberg and Emperor Rhombus! appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:38am PST

We chat about how he's maintained a 25 year friendship with his bandmate Frost, an update on his brain tumor and how it's affected his life and music, the band's new album Deep Calleth Upon Deep, the expectations of following a #1 record in Norway, which black metal performers may own mansions and more.

The post Satyricon’s Satyr on The MetalSucks Podcast #206 appeared first on MetalSucks.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:26am PST

We discuss the band's new record Clairvoyant and the pressure of following up their critically acclaimed previous album Language, the role producer Jamie King plays in helping to craft the band's music, negativity from the band's fans on Facebook, his passions for video work and MMA, and much more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:42am PST

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