Talk Toomey

Talk Toomey

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In the world of music podcasting, there are basically two categories - podcasts by fans, and podcasts by famed musicians that have reached the pinnacle of success. Somewhere in the middle of that is the Talk Toomey podcast. Hosted by Joshua Toomey, who…


220 Rock N Pod 2019 Interviews
Aug 15 • 58 min
These are the interviews that were recorded at RockNPod 2019. First up we have Eerie Von of Danzig followed by Raquel Figlo of Raquel Figlo PR and we finish off with Kenny Olson of Kid Rock. I also give a recap of the expo and all activities associa…
219 Mike D’Antonio (Killswitch Engage)
Aug 13 • 42 min
Great chat with Mike D of Killswitch Engage. New album Atonement out this Friday on Metal Blade Records!! We talk all things special guests, art direction and more.CONTACT:Email Talk Toome…
218 Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity)
Aug 7 • 41 min
Mike Dean joins the show this week to discuss No Cross, No Crown, the 25th anniversary of Deliverance and Reed Mullin.
Ian Wadley Will Drink All The Beer In Nashville
Jul 30 • 25 min
Ian Wadley of The Rock & Metal Combat calls in to Talk Toomey Live on Uncontrolled Noize. Ian and I discuss the rabid RMCP fans, drinking in Nashville and finish on some Raiders v Titans talk. Hit play and let the hilarity ensue.
217 Aaron Matts (Betraying The Martyrs)
Jul 25 • 36 min
Aaron Matts, vocalist of Betraying The Martyrs, calls in this week on the Talk Toomey Podcast. Aaron discusses recording vocals for the new album, Rapture. Rapture will be released September 13th through Sumerian Records. We talk about his decision …
Fozzy Guitarist Billy Grey
Jul 24 • 10 min
Friend of the show, Billy Grey, joins us to talk about playing Inkcarceration Fest, Chris Jericho as a vocalist and his latest project called Tattoo the Scars.
Damn Your Eyes Guitarist Artie Alexander
Jul 23 • 19 min
Damn Your Eyes guitarist Artie Alexander calls in to discuss their upcoming album “Kill The Outside”. Artie talks about the writing process of the album and the future of the band. We talked opening for The Misfits in an arena. Artie is a huge Dimeb…
Dimebag Making Rock Poses In The Mirror and Metallica Is Selling Jigsaw Puzzles
Jul 23 • 34 min
Jeremy Owsley is a tour bus driver to the stars. He joins the show discuss our backstage antics as kids with Pantera, Metallica selling puzzles and what is it like to drive a tour bus for Phish. Jeremy also visits famous movie locations while and to…
216 Rob Ruccia (From Zero / Robbcast Podcast)
Jul 18 • 58 min
Rob Ruccia is a man of all trades! Rob is the current co-host of the Robbcast Podcast with Robb Rivera of Nonpoint. Rob was the bassist in From Zero and has spent close to 20 years producing, engineering and mixing records. Rob talks about the heyda…
Limp Bizkit, Korn and Slipknot All Did It Again
Jul 17 • 23 min
Lorin Kozlowski of the Roach Koach Podcast joined Talk Toomey Live. Lorin and I discuss the new tracks by Limp Bizkit, Korn and Slipknot. Lorin and I also discuss his role on Roach Koach and more.
Its Going Down at RockNPod!
Jul 16 • 20 min
Chris Czynszak, co-host of the Decibel Geek Podcast and RockNPod mastermind, joined the live show to discuss all things RockNPod 3. Chris and I also discussed watching download numbers, that flashy has-been guitarist and Slayer. I finish up with som…
Adding Rock Stars to Video Games with Loose Cannon
Jul 15 • 19 min
Loose Cannon from the Cobras and Fire Podcast joined Talk Toomey Live for a chat. Loose and I talked about the joys of camping, Which Wich and my wardrobe. We also took on the daunting task of revamping classic video games with playable rock star ch…
215 Steev Esquivel (Skinlab)
Jul 11 • 41 min
Skinlab is BACK!! Steev Esquivel joins the podcast this week. This episode is full of breaking news. Album title, tour news, drummer news, etc. Steev also talks about recording the new album with Ulrich Wild. We discuss his history with Slayer and t…
Talking KISS with Bakko
Jul 9 • 24 min
This is a best of Talk Toomey live from Uncontrolled Noize. The segment was recorded July 4, 2019After realizing I had never had a Kiss episode, I pulled up a few recent headlines and broke them down with Bakko. We discuss the End of Road To…
BOTT: Jon Drake (The Nerfherder Council)
Jul 3 • 22 min
Jon Drake joins the show to talk about Dream Theater, Star Wars, tribute bands and talk smack about Browns v Titans.
BOTT: Chris Akin 6.20.19 (Classic Metal Show)
Jul 2 • 24 min
Chris Akin joined the show to talk about his interview with Max Norman, The Pantera figures that are being released and 1980’s computer technology.
BOTT: Bobby Gustafson (Satan’s Taint)
Jul 1 • 20 min
Bobby Gustafson joined Talk Toomey Live on Uncontrolled Noize. Bobby was on to talk about his current band, Satan’s Taint. We discuss how great of a name that is and his challenge of Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch for the worst name. Bobb…
214 Jason T Smith (Thrifty Business, Pawn Stars)
Jun 27 • 60 min
Jason T Smith joins the show this week to discuss his upcoming episodes of Pawn Stars, our hanging out in Las Vegas and our dinner with Chris Kael. Jason tells stories about working at Tower Records and dealing with AFI and Elton John. He also talks…
213 Thom Hazaert (Ellefson)
Jun 20 • 61 min
Thom Hazaert joins the show this week to discuss the upcoming David Ellefson book and album. Thom talks about his background singing in bands and recording this project. We discuss the recent Megadeth and Dave Mustaine news. Thom also talks about th…
BOTT: Jon Beatty (Brewtally Speaking)
Jun 17 • 24 min
This is a Best Of Talk Toomey from the live show that airs on Thursday nights at 8p ETJon joined the show to talk about the struggles of press junket interviews, the craziest things about starting a podcast and my calling Jasta out for his “…
212 Gene Hoglan (Testament, Dark Angel)
Jun 13 • 61 min
Gene Hoglan returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Gene and I discuss the latest Testament record, the future of Dark Angel and writing as a drummer. Gene talks about the travesties of drummers not getting paid properly in the writing process…
BOTT: Scott Bowling (Good Company with Bowling)
Jun 12 • 21 min
This is a Best OF Talk Toomey from Uncontrolled Noize: Scott BowlingScott Bowling joined the show to discuss his show Good Company, live interviews vs phone interviews and more.
BOTT: Chris Akin (Classic Metal Show)
Jun 11 • 33 min
This is a Best Of Talk Toomey from Uncontrolled Noize: Chris AkinChris was on to discuss the recent Sebastian Bach tour announcement and more.
211 Michael Gilbert (Flotsam & Jetsam) // Bakko (Cobras and Fire)
Jun 6 • 58 min
First up this week, I give you a glimpse into Talk Toomey Live on Uncontrolled Noize with a clip featuring Bakko from Cobras and Fire. Bakko and I discuss Corey Taylor, Vinnie Vincent, The Dio Hologram and more.Then I had the opportunity to …
210 Metallica Top 5 w/ Chris Czynszak
May 30 • 61 min
Chris Czynszak joins the show this week to talk Rock N Pod Expo 2019 and his Top 5 Metallica songs.CONTACT:Email Talk Toomey Talk Toome…
209 Paul Ryan (Origin)
May 23 • 34 min
Paul Ryan of Origin joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week for a quick chat about their latest release.Abiogenesis - A Coming Into Existence” was recorded and recreated from the original 1991-1996 era that preceded ORIGIN’s official formati…
208 Preston Nash (Dope, Primer 55, Gasoline Chaser)
May 16 • 66 min
This week I sit down with my former bandmate, Preston Nash. Preston and I take a journey through his time in Dope and Primer 55. We catch up on his work with Sam Ash Music and the Ash Rock Kids Program. He discusses his involvement with the Indianap…
207 Riki Rachtman
May 8 • 69 min
The legend himself, Riki Rachtman joins the podcast this week. Riki and I discuss his new show The Cathouse Hollywood Podcast. We also take a trip down memory lane and discuss Headbangers Ball. Riki talks about his time hanging with Pantera, NASCAR …
206 Jason Wisdom (Death Therapy)
Apr 18 • 48 min
Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy returns to the podcast this week. Jason and I discuss their new album “Voices”. We also talk about streaming music, touring overseas and how they have added a keyboard player. Jason was great as always.I also ta…
205 John Alves (Dirtbag Clothing)
Apr 11 • 58 min
John Alves AKA Dirtbag John joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. John and I discuss the trials and tribulations of running a clothing company. We also talk about the history of Dirtbag and their connection with Dimebag Darrell. John let’s us in …
204 Marzi Montazeri (Heavy As Texas, Exhorder)
Apr 4 • 50 min
Marzi Montazeri joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week to talk about his upcoming album from Heavy As Texas. Marzi lets us in on the recording process and working with Kyle Thomas. He also tells the story of joining Exhorder. Marzi also talks about…
203 Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
Apr 1 • 54 min
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202 Morgan Lander (Kittie)
Mar 21 • 59 min
Morgan Lander of Kittie returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast this week to talk about their new DVD “Kittie: Live At The London Music Hall”. Morgan talks all about the history of Kittie, becoming one with meme culture and the future of the band….
201 Shaun Glass (Repentance, Ex-SOiL)
Mar 14 • 74 min
Shaun Glass of Repentance joins the podcast this week. Shaun and I discuss all things Repentance, Broken Hope, SOiL and Dirge Within. Shaun is a great candid guest with lots of stories about his history in music. I start out this episode wit…
200 Devin Townsend
Mar 7 • 49 min
We celebrate 200 episodes this week with Devin Townsend. Devin is on to talk about his new solo effort “Empath”. The album is a musical journey that needs to not be taken lightly. Devin discusses his writing process and what it took to finish this e…
199 Bill Conway (The Hard Times)
Feb 28 • 49 min
Bill Conway of The Hard Times and The Hard Times Podcast joins the show this week. Bill lets us know all the inner workings of the internets best punk satire site. We also pick some of our favorite punk and hardcore songs. Robb Rivera of Non…
198 David Silveria is BIASed
Feb 21 • 71 min
David Silveria and his BIAS bandmates join the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. The guys talk about their two singles that are available now, writing new songs and even how the band was formed from the ashes of Core 10. David talks about his influence…
197 Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex-Machine Head)
Feb 9 • 47 min
Phil Demmel joins the show this week. Phil is on to discuss the upcoming Vio-Lence shows and the future for that band. Phil also talks about his time in Machine Head. He let’s us know his feelings on the last few years of the band and the latest alb…
196 Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel)
Feb 7 • 43 min
Steve Tucker is the vocalist and bassist of Morbid Angel. Steve joins the show to talk about all things Morbid Angel, football, touring and more. We discuss their upcoming tour with Cannibal Corpse, touring with Pantera back in the day and what’s ch…
195 Wednesday 13
Feb 2 • 50 min
Wednesday 13 returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast. This time we talk about their upcoming tour with Cradle Of Filth, Ted Bundy and collecting toys. Wednesday 13 discusses opening for Ozzy on NYE. We also throw in some Murderdolls talk and an update on…
194 Jamie Madrox (Twiztid) // Bakko (Cobras and Fire)
Jan 24 • 62 min
Jamie Madrox of Twiztid joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week to discuss the upcoming Astronomicon convention. Jamie gives us the rundown of the guests and who he is most excited to meet. Jamie also tells us about how the latest album cycle has go…
193 Jakob Nowell (LAW)
Jan 17 • 53 min
Jakob Nowell of LAW joins the show this week. Jakob is on to talk about his band’s latest album “There and Back Again”. We also discuss how the band formed, touring and future recording plans with Steve Albini. I also gush over Jakob’s father Bradle…
192 John 5
Jan 10 • 45 min
John 5 joins the show to talk about the new single from John 5 and The Creatures. John tells about the inspiration from Scooby Doo for the video. John and I discuss his relationships with Matt Zane and Fred Coury. We talk about his history with Kiss…
191 Monte Pittman + Jon Dette + Eli Santana
Jan 3 • 58 min
Monte Pittman is most notably known for playing guitar for Madonna and Prong. Monte joined the Talk Toomey Podcast during his solo tour opening for Sebastian Bach. Monte’s bandmates Jon Dette (Slayer, Testament, Anthrax) and Eli Santana (Huntress, H…
190 Christmas with the Cavaleras
Dec 20, 2018 • 51 min
Richie Cavalera joins the show this week to discuss the latest Incite album. Richie talks about touring with his brother in Lody Kong. We also reflect on Christmas with family, when Christmas was the best for Richie and how Max Cavalera shops for pr…
189 Billy Graziadei (BillyBio, Biohazard)
Dec 13, 2018 • 51 min
The legend himself, Billy Graziadei of Biohazard fame is the guest this week. Billy is on to talk about his new solo venture, BillyBio. We also discuss Biohazard and the connection with Onyx, touring with Pantera, touring with Ozzy and porn being sh…
188 Robb Rivera (Nonpoint)
Dec 6, 2018 • 48 min
Robb Rivera sat down with me at Nonpoint’s recent stop in Louisville. Robb and I picked our top 3 songs of 2018. We also discuss the greatness of Howard Jones, touring with P.O.D. and Nonpoint’s latest video. Let me know your top 3 songs of 2018 on …
187 Chris Akin (Classic Metal Show)
Nov 29, 2018 • 79 min
Chris Akin of the Classic Metal Show joins the podcast this week to discuss his latest book “Cause and Effect: Turbo”. We talk all things Judas Priest, backstage at shows and our stance on autographs. Nice long talk with Chris that doesn’t disappoin…
186 Trevor Phipps (Unearth)
Nov 22, 2018 • 37 min
Trevor Phipps of Unearth is the guest this week. Unearth “Extinction(s)” is set for release on 11/23 via Century Media. Trevor and I discuss the current political landscape, festival touring and The New England Patriots. Music on the episode…
185 Mark Tremonti // Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Nov 15, 2018 • 57 min
WWE Hall of Famer, Jake The Snake Roberts joins the show for a quick chat. Jake is on to talk about his upcoming “Dirty Details” spoken word tour. Jake also reflects on Andre The Giant, Alice Cooper and Stone Cold Steve Austin.Mark Tremonti …
184 Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope) // Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)
Nov 1, 2018 • 74 min
This week we are joined by author of Rabid Heart and guitarist of Broken Hope, Jeremy Wagner. Jeremy is on to talk about his book Rabid Heart and the origins of his writing career. Jeremy and I also discuss his writing process and if writin…
183 Jake E. Lee // John Cooper (Skillet/ Fight the Fury)
Oct 25, 2018 • 73 min
This is an action packed episode with two great interviews. Up first is the bassist and vocalist of Skillet, John Cooper. John is on to discuss his new project, Fight The Fury. Fight The Fury is the heavier side of John Cooper. We talk about the alb…
182 Max Cavalera (Soulfly)
Oct 18, 2018 • 41 min
Max Cavalera returns to Talk Toomey this week to talk about the latest Soulfly release Ritual. Ritual will be released this Friday through Nuclear Blast Records. The album is a throwback to early Soulfly. Max and I discuss Marc Rizzo a…
181 Seann Nicols (Westfield Massacre) // Ken Mills
Oct 11, 2018 • 69 min
Seann Nicols of The Westfield Massacre joins the show to discuss their upcoming release. Seann also talks about how he joined former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler in Adler’s Appetite through a radio show. We talk about his time in Quiet Riot and…
180 Billy Keeton (Audiotopsy, Ex-Skrape)
Sep 27, 2018 • 46 min
Billy Keeton of Audiotopsy joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Billy and I discuss their new album “The Real Now” out on Megaforce Records Nov 2. Billy talks about the recording process and working with Dave Fortman. Billy also discusses the final…
179 Louder Than Life Sunday Preview
Sep 21, 2018 • 46 min
Eric Moore returns to talk about the Sunday of Louder Than Life. We discuss Deftones, Primus, Yelawolf, NIN and more. CONTACT: Email Talk Toomey
178 Louder Than Life Saturday Preview
Sep 14, 2018 • 41 min
Eric Moore and myself sit down again to talk about Louder Than Life. This time is all about the Saturday. Music from Cane Hill, Sevendust, Pantera (yes I snuck in Pantera), Body Count and Five Finger Death Punch. Also Chris Kael calls in and gives the …
177 Louder Than Life Friday Preview
Sep 12, 2018 • 39 min
Eric Moore joins the podcast to talk all about the Friday of Louder Than Life. We discuss the bands playing that day and play some tunes. You know I’m all in for Limp Bizkit! CONTACT: Email T…
176 Glen Benton (Deicide)
Sep 6, 2018 • 47 min
Glen Benton returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast. Glen and I discuss the last time he made an appearance on the show and the comments that blew up the internet. We also discuss Deicide’s new album Overtures of Blasphemy that is due out Sept 14. Glen and …
175 Kenny Olson (Ex-Kid Rock)
Sep 4, 2018 • 34 min
In the last of the Rock N Pod Expo interviews, I have a cohost! Friend of the show Jeremy Owsley sits down with myself and we talk with the great Kenny Olson. Kenny talks about the landmark album Devil Without A Cause. Kenny and Jeremy recall tour stor…
174 Ron Keel (The Metal Cowboy)
Sep 3, 2018 • 27 min
The Metal Cowboy himself, Ron Keel, joins the Talk Toomey Podcast. This was a great interview recorded at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo. Ron and I talk about his Nashville roots and the early days of Steeler. Ron talks about his transition from rock to…
173 Korn’s Follow The Leader with Toby Wright
Aug 31, 2018 • 28 min
Producer Toby Wright returns to the podcast to talk all things Follow the Leader. Follow the Leader is the 20 year old landmark album by Korn. Toby discusses the recording process, the web series that was revolutionary at the time and the response to t…
172 Craig Gass // Thom Hazaert
Aug 30, 2018 • 46 min
The Nashville Rock N Pod episodes roll on with Craig Gass and Thom Hazaert. First up I talk to Craig Gass. Craig and I talk about his love of Tesla and hanging out in the men’s room with their drummer. Craig talks about hanging with Rudy Sa…
171 Eerie Von (Danzig, Samhain)
Aug 29, 2018 • 25 min
In the first of a series of Rock N Pod Expo interviews, I speak with the legendary Eerie Von. Eerie was the original bass player of Danzig and Samhain. Eerie and I discuss the backstory to the debut Danzig album. Eerie talks about the formation of the …
170 Elias Soriano (Nonpoint) // Eric Peterson (Testament, Dragonlord)
Aug 23, 2018 • 56 min
Two interviews this week. First up is the vocalist of Nonpoint, Elias Soriano. Elias and I discuss the latest Nonpoint album “X”. We also talk about listening to new music, parents supporting your decisions and making a setlist after all these years an…
169 Gene Hoglan (Testament)
Aug 17, 2018 • 58 min
I took a trip to Nashville this week to talk to Gene Hoglan. We sat down before the Slayer show at the Municipal Auditorium. Gene and I discuss the art of filling in for a band last minute, Charlie Benante’s dumming style and his history in Dark (not D…
168 Bobby Burns (Primer 55)
Aug 11, 2018 • 31 min
On this special episode of Talk Toomey, Bobby Burns and I remember Jason J-Sin Luttrell. Bobby talks about his early day with Jason and starting Primer 55. We share some of our favorite moments on the road with our late singer. Jason was one of a kind.
167 Chuck Billy (Testament) / Hanno (Mantar) / Richie Cavalera (Incite)
Aug 9, 2018 • 74 min
Today is a triple threat of interviews. First up is Chuck Billy of Testament. Chuck is on to talk about his latest vape products under “The Chief” name. Chuck also talks about Practice What You Preach, Slayer tour and the future of marijuana in America…
166 Mike Williams (The Agony Scene)
Aug 2, 2018 • 61 min
Mike Williams of The Agony Scene joins the podcast this week. Mike and I discuss what brought them back from their lengthy hiatus. We also talk about the band’s early days in Tulsa, OK. We also bring up the other big band from Tulsa, Hanson. Mike and I…
165 Skinny (Mushroomhead)
Jul 26, 2018 • 62 min
Skinny from Mushroomhead calls in this week to talk about their upcoming DVD release “Volume III”. Skinny and I also talk about the Cleveland music scene, water drums and the process of masking up a new member. Skinny also talks about the departure of …
164 Joey Jordison (Sinsaenum)
Jul 19, 2018 • 48 min
Joey Jordison of Sinsaenum joins the podcast this week. Joey talks about the new Sinsaenum album that is due out soon. Joey and I also talk about working with a band that is half in America and half in France. We also discuss his time in Korn, news on …
163 Ro Kohli Returns (War Machine Marketing)
Jul 17, 2018 • 41 min
Ro Kohli of War Machine Marketing returns to the podcast to talk about their exclusive Mini Pantera guitars. The guitars will only be available at the San Diego Comicon this weekend. Ro and I also talk about our love of Pantera, should I go and see a P…
162 Spider One (Powerman 5000)
Jul 12, 2018 • 61 min
Spider One joins the show for a nice almost hour conversation. Spider talks about the history of the band and giving props to his heroes. We discuss PM5K opening for Kiss on the 1997 reunion tour. Spider tells about the transition from Mega Kung Fu Rad…
161 Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne)
Jul 9, 2018 • 45 min
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week to discuss his latest venture entitled “A New Level”. A New Level podcast recently dropped 10 episodes with interviews from music business veterans from all levels. Blasko also talks about …
160 Skye Sweetnam and Matt Drake (Sumo Cyco)
Jul 5, 2018 • 69 min
Skye and Matt from Sumo Cyco call into the show this week. We discuss Vinnie Paul being at their recent show in Las Vegas and their favorite Pantera albums. They talk about their video making process and how they do it totally DIY. I talk with Skye abo…
159 Mikey Doling (Snot)
Jul 2, 2018 • 69 min
Mikey Doling of Snot and Channel Zero is the guest this week. Mikey calls in to talk all things Snot, his time in Soulfly and Channel Zero. Mikey tells great Lynn Strait stories and how the band formed. Mikey also discusses how he quickly joined Soulfl…
159 Mikey Doling (Snot)
Jun 28, 2018 • 69 min
Mikey Doling of Snot and Channel Zero is the guest this week. Mikey calls in to talk all things Snot, his time in Soulfly and Channel Zero. Mikey tells great Lynn Strait stories and how the band formed. Mikey also discusses how he quickly joined Soulfl…
Vinnie Paul Remembered
Jun 23, 2018 • 9 min
I just learned of the passing of Vinnie Paul. I am, as you all know, a massive Pantera fan and this is all I could think to do. I tell a couple of stories about meeting Vinnie throughout the years and seeing him live. Vinnie was a monster behind the ki…
158 Wage War / Ronzworld Guitars
Jun 21, 2018 • 65 min
Two great interviews this week. First up is the vocal tandem of Briton Bond and Cody Quistad of Wage War. Both guys come on the podcast to talk about the upcoming Warped Tour, Johnny Cash and their history with A Day To Remember. Second on …
157 Robb Rivera (nonpoint) / Jeremy Owsley
Jun 14, 2018 • 77 min
Robb Rivera joins the show for the 3rd time to talk about the upcoming Nonpoint album “X”. Robb took some time out from the sightseeing on Venice Beach and touring with Butcher Babies. Robb and I discuss the writing and recording of the latest album, t…
156 Morgan Lander (Kittie)
Jun 7, 2018 • 95 min
Oh man, what an episode. The podcast has truly gone global on this one. Morgan Lander of Kittie calls in to the podcast. We talk about their new documentary “Origins/Evolutions”. Morgan and I discuss the history of Kittie and what were we all thinking …
155 Nick Tieder (Frontiers Music)
May 31, 2018 • 82 min
Nick Tieder is the GM of Frontiers Music and he joins the show this week. Nick has a great story in the music industry starting with Roadrunner Records and now with Frontiers Music. Nick is a fan first and an industry vet last. Nick and I discuss the S…
154 Brandan Schieppati (Bleeding Through) / Graham Hartmann (Loudwire)
May 24, 2018 • 73 min
Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through joins the show this week. Brandan and I discuss Bleeding Through’s return from hiatus. Brandan talks about why they returned, why they left in the first place and whatever happened to his podcast. Brandan peels ba…
153 Woody Weatherman (Corrosion of Conformity)
May 17, 2018 • 61 min
Woody Weatherman of the mighty Corrosion of Conformity joins the show this week. Woody talks about the latest COC album “No Cross, No Crown”. We also discuss touring with Black Label Society and some historic tours with Metallica and Megadeth. Woody te…
152 Dez Fafara (Devildriver) Returns
May 10, 2018 • 60 min
Dez Fafara returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast. Dez calls in to talk about the upcoming Devildriver release “Outlaws Till The End”. We discuss our mutual love of country music and the origins of this country covers album. Dez goes into detail about work…
151 John Connolly (Sevendust) Returns
May 3, 2018 • 91 min
Sevendust legend John Connolly returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast. John and I discuss their new album “All I See Is War”. We talk for over an hour about all things Sevendust, his previous band and how is Projected album was taken in by the fans. I do c…
150 Max Cavalera 3 (Soulfly)
Apr 26, 2018 • 83 min
I recently sat down with Max Cavalera before their show in Louisville, KY. Max and I discuss the new Soulfly album and the return to the tribal roots of the band. We discuss his growing up in Brazil and how he and his friends found new music. Max and I…
149 Brian “Head” Welch (Korn)
Apr 19, 2018 • 62 min
Brian “Head” Welch joins the ranks of the Talk Toomey Podcast. Head and I talk about his upcoming documentary “Loud Krazy Love”, being a rock star dad and some Korn memories. Head talks about playing with Mike Bordin from Faith No More. We talk about h…
148 Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies)
Apr 12, 2018 • 60 min
Heidi Shepherd guests this week on the podcast. Heidi and I discuss the ups and downs of being a lady in the music business. Heidi talks about the journey from cover band to one of the most rising bands in metal. We talk about Wendy O Williams and the…
147 Sean Yseult (White Zombie)
Apr 6, 2018 • 65 min
Sean Yseult of White Zombie joins the show this week. Sean and I discuss her history in music and how she met up with the White Zombie guys. We discuss their rise through the ranks and working with the great Michael Alago. Sean talks about her post WZ …
Ep 146 Wendy Dio Returns
Apr 5, 2018 • 31 min
Wendy Dio returns to talk about the upcoming Ride For Ronnie. Wendy and I discuss the ride, the performers and the cause. We also discuss Ronnie’s relationship with Tenacious D. Wendy also weighs in on the hypothetical match up between herself and Shar…
145 Frank Fontsere (Fozzy) Returns
Mar 29, 2018 • 99 min
Frank Fontsere of Fozzy returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Frank and I talk about the Judas effect and what that song means to his career. We discuss how famous Chris Jericho really is and my one interaction with Jericho. Frank talks about t…
144 Jeff Irwin (Will Haven)
Mar 22, 2018 • 76 min
Jeff Irwin of Will Haven joins the podcast this week. Jeff and I discuss his growing up in Sacramento and the great bands of that scene. Jeff talks about his ties to deftones and the importance of Chi Cheng. He also tells us about how Chris Fehn of Sli…
143 Elijah Witt (Cane Hill)
Mar 15, 2018 • 58 min
Elijah Witt of Cane Hill graces the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Elijah and I talk about their rise to being the kings of modern Nu Metal. Touring with Devildriver, Atreyu and Light the Torch and what those singers taught him. We learn that his broth…
142 Howard Jones (Light The Torch)
Mar 8, 2018 • 60 min
This week on Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast host Joshua Toomey welcomed the man with the golden pipes himself Howard Jones. The two tell a slew of tour stories from over the years of playing stages across the country and abroad. The guys also tal…
EP 141 Jim Florentine // John Klagholz (Vexes)
Mar 1, 2018 • 77 min
That Metal Show host Jim Florentine is the first guest this week. Jim has a new book out called “Everybody is Awful (Except You). Jim and I talk about the latest Judas Priest news, the state of metal media and pre-cellphone porn. John Klaghol…
Ep 140 Steve Thompson (Producer)
Feb 22, 2018 • 74 min
Steve Thompson is a 7x Grammy-winner and has worked on 150+ diamond, platinum and gold records. Steve worked with Metallica, Guns N Roses, Anthrax, Life of Agony, Korn and many others through the years. Steve and I discuss working on Appetite For Destr…
Ep 139 Ryan J Downey (Speak N’ Destroy)
Feb 18, 2018 • 76 min
Ryan J Downey of Speak N’ Destroy podcast joins the show. This episode sees Josh and Ryan talking about the Metallica and Megadeth lineage, growing up listening to Metallica and other Metallica nuggets. Ryan also talks about how he got into journalism …
Ep 138 Ryan Phillips (Story of the Year)
Feb 15, 2018 • 61 min
Ryan Phillips of Story of the Year joins the Talk Toomey Podcast. Ryan and I discuss their new album “Wolves” that is out now. We also talk about their journey from St. Louis to California and back. Ryan goes in depth about working with John Feldmann, …
Ep 137 John Boecklin (Bad Wolves)
Feb 8, 2018 • 61 min
Bad Wolves drummer John Boecklin joins the podcast this week. John and I talk about the hype train that is Bad Wolves. We discuss the upcoming 5FDP tour, his time in Devildriver and how Tommy Vext came into BW. John also tells a few great Phil Anselmo …
136 Gene Hoglan Returns (Testament) // Ian Wadley
Feb 1, 2018 • 123 min
Gene Hoglan of Testament returns to the podcast this week. Gene and I talk about the upcoming Slayer tour. Gene discusses the very first Slayer tour and how he was the 16 year old lighting guy. Gene also talks about the Inside Metal: The Rise of LA Thr…
135 Aaron Pauley (Of Mice & Men)
Jan 25, 2018 • 86 min
Aaron Pauley from Of Mice and Men is the guest this week. Aaron and I discuss the new Of Mice and Men album “Defy” and to talk about the upcoming touring plans. We talk about how one song can change a band and his taking over the lead vocals. Aaron giv…
134 John 5 Returns // Bob Nalbandian
Jan 18, 2018 • 86 min
The mighty John 5 joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week. We discuss his new solo live album “It’s Alive” and talk about how the recording came together. John talks about his days playing with David Lee Roth, the new Rob Zombie album and we talk heavi…
133 Philip H. Anselmo
Jan 11, 2018 • 52 min
Philip H. Anselmo joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week to discuss his upcoming Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals album “Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue”. Phil and I talk about the anger and fire on this new album. Phil also tells a great Dimeba…
132 Robb Flynn (Machine Head)
Jan 4, 2018 • 68 min
LET 2018 BEGIN WITH A MACHINE HEAD BLAST!! Robb Flynn of the mighty Machine Head is the guest this week. The General himself and I talk about the new album “Catharsis” and the nu album “The Burning Red”. Robb also talks about taking Primer 55 on tour, …
131 Best of Talk Toomey 2017
Dec 27, 2017 • 112 min
Looking back at the best clips of 2017 with Wes Borland, Dave Lombardo, Doyle, Wednesday 13, Toby Wright, Rita Haney, Bobby Tongs, Gene Hoglan, Max Cavalera, Jose Mangin, Eddie Trunk, Matt Heafy and a sneak peak at the upcoming Robb Flynn interview. Al…
130 Robb Rivera (nonpoint) 3
Dec 14, 2017 • 72 min
Robb Rivera joins the podcast for a third time. Robb comes with stories about The Poison Red album cycle, updates on the band and then we play some music. Songs from deftones, Snot, (hed) pe, downset, Stuck Mojo and Orange 9mm. We discuss each one and …
129 Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, Big Dumb Face)
Dec 7, 2017 • 144 min
Do I even need a description this week? It’s Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, Big Dumb Face, Black Light Burns, Queen Kwong, ect. Wes and I have an extended chat about everything from where we were on 9/11 to why he has made roots in Detroit. Wes talks abou…
128 Bobby Tongs (Pantera Videographer)
Nov 30, 2017 • 96 min
If you are a Pantera fan, you know Bobby Tongs. Bobby was behind the camera on all of the legendary Pantera Home Videos and both Dimevision releases. Bobby and Josh talk about how Bobby met the Pantera guys and how Dime put a camera in his hands. Bobby…
127 Frank Novinec (Hatebreed) 3
Nov 23, 2017 • 94 min
Florida Frank returns to the show for a third time. Frank and Josh talk about the upcoming 20 years of Satisfaction tour. Frank also discusses the impact of the debut Hatebreed album. Josh asks Frank about how he joined Hatebreed. And no Frank 3Gun int…
126 Josh Todd (Buckcherry, Josh Todd and The Conflict)
Nov 16, 2017 • 108 min
Josh Todd of Buckcherry calls in this week to talk about his current solo tour with his band Josh Todd and The Conflict. We discuss the new album ” Year of the Tiger”. Josh also talks about growing up in southern California and going to early punk show…
125 Joshua Moore (We Came As Romans)
Nov 9, 2017 • 87 min
Joshua Moore of We Came As Romans guests this week on Talk Toomey. Joshua talks about the latest WCAR album “Cold Like War”. Joshua also discusses We Came As Romans many appearances on the Pop Goes Punk compilations and covering Taylor Swift. The guys …
124 Jeff Waters (Annihilator) / Chris Akin
Nov 2, 2017 • 79 min
Jeff Waters is the mastermind behind the great band Annihilator. Jeff joins the show this week to talk about their new album “For The Demented”. Jeff and Josh also discuss the upcoming European tour with Testament and Death Angel. The guys also go over…
123 Rita Haney (Dimevision Vol. 2)
Oct 25, 2017 • 87 min
DimebagzHag herself, Rita Haney joins the podcast this week. Rita and the guys discuss the upcoming Dimevision Vol. 2 DVD release. Jon tells a great story about getting fired from a job over some pizza and Pantera. Rita answers tough questions about Pa…
Preview of Ep: 123 with Rita Haney (DimebagzHag, Dimevision)
Oct 20, 2017 • 1 min
In this preview of the upcoming interview on Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast, Rita Haney answers the question “If Dimebag was still with us, would there have been a Pantera reunion?” CONTACT:
122 Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Oct 19, 2017 • 84 min
Matt Heafy of Trivium returns to Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast this week to discuss the new album “The Sin and The Sentence”. Matt and Josh also talk about his preparedness for Hurricane Irma, his screaming technique used on the latest album and…
121 Jarrod Montague (Taproot)
Oct 12, 2017 • 86 min
Jarrod Montague joins the podcast this week to talk about his upcoming book “True Rockstars: 12 Guiding Principles for Success and Happiness”. Jarrod also reflects on his time in Taproot, all the Fred Durst drama and playing on Last Call with Carson Da…
120 Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Nailbomb)
Oct 5, 2017 • 94 min
The mighty Max Cavalera returns to Talk Toomey. Max and Josh talk about the upcoming Soulfly dates. The tour will see the band playing the classic Nailbomb album “Point Blank” in it’s entirety. Max also discusses the tragedy in Las Vegas and if it shou…
LTL Mini: Ded, Fire From The Gods, Palisades
Oct 4, 2017 • 34 min
This is a triple threat from Louder Than Life 2017. First Josh sat down with A.J. of Fire From The Gods. AJ talks about his musical upbringing, growing up on Korn and Slipknot and the new Fire From The Gods release. Next up, Josh sat down wi…
LTL Mini: Eddie Trunk
Oct 3, 2017 • 10 min
Eddie Trunk recently talked with Josh at Louder Than Life. Eddie talks about his upcoming yet to announced new TV show. Eddie and Josh also talk about his history with Ronnie James Dio and the upcoming Bowl For Ronnie. WEBSITE:
Bonus: Steven Adler (Guns n’ Roses) & Wendy Dio
Oct 2, 2017 • 25 min
Wendy Dio and Steven Adler join the show this week to talk about the Bowl For Ronnie event coming up this weekend. The 3rd Annual Charity Bowling Tournament to Benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, Taking Place THIS FRIDAY, Octob…
LTL Mini: Jose Mangin (SiriusXM)
Oct 1, 2017 • 18 min
One of the ambassadors of Metal, Jose Mangin sat down with Josh at the Louder Than Life Festival. The guys talked about meeting in the 90’s, Jose interviewing James Hetfield, encountering Katy Perry and trade some Dimebag stories. WEBSITE:…
119 Shawn Drover (Act Of Defiance, Megadeth)
Sep 28, 2017 • 88 min
Shawn Drover of Act Of Defiance joins the show this week. Shawn and Josh talk about the new AoD album “Old Scars, New Wounds”, playing golf and being a part of The Big 4 with Megadeth. Josh and Jon also talk about their top 3 perfect albums …
Bonus: John Ostronomy (Talking Metal)
Sep 27, 2017 • 23 min
John Ostronomy of Talking Metal sat down with Josh at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo. The guy talked about the history of Talking Metal Podcast, working with Ace Frehley and his squashing of the feud with The Classic Metal Show. WEBSITE:
Louder Than Life Day Two Preview
Sep 26, 2017 • 47 min
Jason Bakken of Cobras & Fire is back to discuss day two of the Louder Than Life festival. Josh and Bakko talk a little about each band. Music on this episode from Falling In Reverse, Incubus and For We Are Many. WEBSITE:
Louder Than Life Day One Preview
Sep 22, 2017 • 55 min
Bakko from Cobras & Fire Podcast joins the show this week for the annual Louder Than Life Preview. Josh and Bakko discuss all the bands on the bill, play some tunes and talk about covering a festival in the media tent. WEBSITE:
118 Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists) Returns
Sep 21, 2017 • 86 min
Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists talks about their new album and more.
117 Kenny Olson (ex-Kid Rock)
Sep 14, 2017 • 110 min
Kenny Olson, founding member of Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band, sat down with Josh at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo. The guys talked about Kenny’s new music, writing the classic “Devil Without A Cause” and some Joe C stories. Kenny tells a great…
Bonus: Chris Czynszak from the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo
Sep 12, 2017 • 13 min
Chris and Josh talk at the end of the Rock N Pod Expo about the day’s festivities. Aaron Camaro shows up and all hell breaks loose. WEBSITE: TalkToomeyPod.com CONTACT:
116 John Connolly (Sevendust, Projected)
Sep 7, 2017 • 103 min
Happy 2nd Birthday to the podcast. This week to celebrate we have John Connolly of Sevendust on to talk about his other venture “Projected”. We talk about the writing process for both bands. John talks about his relationship with Dimebag and how Dime w…
Bonus: Dead By Wednesday
Sep 5, 2017 • 13 min
Opus and Rob Roy stopped by the Talk Toomey table at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo. The guys talked about the latest Dead By Wednesday release, working with Dave Ellefson and touring with Raven. Opus also tells us about working with Jamey Jasta and his…
Bonus: Steev Esquivel (Skinlab)
Sep 5, 2017 • 21 min
The mighty Steev Esquivel of Skinlab sits down with Toomey at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo 2017. The guys discuss touring together many moons ago, the Skinlab album and how he hooked up with Dead By Wednesday. Steev lets us know what happened at Robb …
Bonus: Toby Wright
Sep 1, 2017 • 24 min
Toby Wright and Josh sit down at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo. In this bonus interview, Josh and Toby talk about the many albums that Toby has produced, mixed and engineered. The guys talk about his working with Sevendust, Korn, deftones, Biohazard, F…
115 David Vincent (I Am Morbid)
Aug 31, 2017 • 92 min
The legend himself, David Vincent joins the podcast this week. David and Josh talk about his current dive into the world of country music and his acceptance in a new circle of musicians. David discusses the origins of his country roots and teaming up w…
114 George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken)
Aug 24, 2017 • 85 min
George Lynch joins the podcast this week to talk about his new album “The Brotherhood”, making music with Michael Sweet and talks about the Dokken live DVD/CD. Jon Drake takes the week off, so Chris Akin from The Classic Metal Show tries to f…
113 The Intro, Label Talk and Marty Friedman on tour
Aug 17, 2017 • 43 min
Josh and Jon get ready for the Kyle Baltus interview by talking about the Marty Friedman show in Cleveland, the music industry and how Josh would have signed any record deal that was handed to him back in the day. Also a great iTunes review a…
113 The Outro, Charlottesville, Ric Flair, The Ultimate Warrior and more
Aug 17, 2017 • 23 min
In the outro to the episode the guys discuss the tragedy in Virginia and try not to be a political show. They also talk about the health scare for Ric Flair. They also agree that Warrior beating Hogan in WrestleMania 6 is the greatest match of all time…
113 Kyle Baltus (36 Crazyfists) Interview
Aug 17, 2017 • 31 min
The interview with 36 Crazyfists drummer Kyle Baltus. We talk all about the new album Lanterns, play the new track Death Eater and talk about catching giant fish in Alaska. WEBSITE: TalkToomeyP…
112 Jason T Smith 3 (Thrifty Business, Thrift Hunters)
Aug 10, 2017 • 102 min
Friend of the show Jason T Smith returns this week to talk about the Chester Bennington Memorial Service items that ended up on eBay. Jason is a huge player in the eBay world and knows the inner working of the site. Jason and Jon also reminisce about C…
Metallica Albums Ranked
Aug 3, 2017 • 69 min
On this hour long rant the guys debate the Metallica studio albums and rank them 10-1. Josh also discusses his hate of Paul Bostaph. Let’s see your lists over at Talk Toomey Facebook
111 Brendon Small (Galaktikon, Dethklok)
Aug 3, 2017 • 55 min
Brendon Small of Galaktikon is the guest this week. Brendon discusses the new album “Galaktikon II: Become the Storm. Brendon and I examine his relationship with Gene Hoglan and some show stories. Brendon talks about his writing process and how the mus…
110 Welcome Jon Drake
Jul 26, 2017 • 67 min
Jon Drake officially joins the show on this episode. Josh and Jon answer the question if Linkin Park should continue after the death of Chester. Tribute/ Cover bands are discussed. Playing shows in the Cleveland area and learning liquor laws in each st…
Van Halen vs Pantera vs Megadeth Royal Rumble
Jul 24, 2017 • 33 min
Jon Drake of The Nerf Herder Council joins the show to discuss his love of Van Halen and my dislike of them. We move onto the greatness of Pantera and Megadeth. WEBSITE: TalkToomeyPod….
Chewbacca is a Deadbeat Dad
Jul 24, 2017 • 13 min
Jon Drake of the Nerf Herder Council joins the show to talk about a list that I found of VH1’s top Star Wars moments in music. We also discuss the great Star Wars Holiday Special and is Chewbacca a deadbeat dad? WEBSITE:
Chester Bennington Talk
Jul 21, 2017 • 14 min
Jon Drake of the Nerf Herder Council joins the show to talk about Chester. WEBSITE: TalkToomeyPod.com CONTACT: Email Talk T…
109 Chris Czynszak Returns (Decibel Geek)
Jul 18, 2017 • 148 min
In this marathon of a podcast, Chris Czynszak returns to Talk Toomey. Chris and I talk about his favorite subject, Kiss. We break down our top 8 Kiss members in makeup. We discuss the latest Rex Brown solo album and a Rex show that Chris recently was i…
108 Sin Quirin (Ministry)
Jul 11, 2017 • 63 min
Sin Quirin of Ministry joins the show this week. Sin and I talk about the upcoming Ministry album, his favorite memories on tour and the writing process with Al. Sin and I also discuss his time in Society 1. He also breaks down what he does with solo D…
107 Mitch Lafon (Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon)
Jul 6, 2017 • 72 min
Mitch Lafon returns to the podcast this week. Mitch and I discuss Kiss, late start times at rock shows and his move to the Jericho Network. Music from Kiss, Stone Sour and The Biters WEBSITE:
106 James Morris (downset./ Noncon) Returns
Jun 27, 2017 • 79 min
James Morris returns this week to talk about the new album from Noncon. James and I discuss the ease people can get music and how it must be impossible for young bands to make a career out of music. James and I talk about the great Big Val and touring …
105 Billy Milano (M.O.D.)
Jun 20, 2017 • 23 min
In this abbreviated episode of the podcast, I talk to the great Billy Milano of M.O.D. They have a great new album due out July 7th through Megaforce Records. Billy is wide open in this talk. The interview was cut short due to some technical difficulti…
104 Travis Turner (As The Story Grows)
Jun 15, 2017 • 85 min
Travis Turner of the As The Story Grows podcast is the guest this week. Travis is one of my favorite podcasters in the game and it was time to have him on for his solo episode. Travis and I talk about his upbringing in music and having to hide metal al…
BONUS: Talk Toomey on The Classic Metal Show Part 2
Jun 8, 2017 • 17 min
Some bonus content for you while I’m on my honeymoon. I was recently on the Classic Metal Show and talked about bands playing to backing tracks, Rex Brown, White Zombie and more. Thanks to Chris Akin for letting me throw this up for your ears.
BONUS: Talk Toomey on The Classic Metal Show Part 1
Jun 7, 2017 • 17 min
Some bonus content for you while I’m on my honeymoon. I was recently on the Classic Metal Show and told my story of meeting President Bill Clinton and Marty Friedman on the same night. Also talked some Primer 55. Thanks to Chris Akin for letting me th…
103 Cody Perez (Amerakin Overdose)
May 30, 2017 • 67 min
Cody Perez of Amerakin Overdose joins the podcast this week. The outspoken and controversial vocalist talks about the latest news with AOD and their latest album. He lets us know how the collaboration with Waylon Reavis came together. Cody and I also d…
102 Donald Tardy (Obituary, Andrew W.K.)
May 23, 2017 • 61 min
Donald Tardy joins the podcast this week to talk about Obituary’s self titled album. We also talk about their current tour and John Tardy’s voice. Don tells a story about watching Slayer play while talking with Nicko McBrain. Donald also talks about hi…
101 Eyal Levi (Nail The Mix, Daath)
May 16, 2017 • 62 min
Eyal Levi of Nailthemix.com joins the podcast this week. Eyal was also in the band Daath. We talk about the pipeline from Daath to Chimaira that seemed to take place. Eyal also tells us about his teaching platform Nail the Mix. You cannot go wrong givi…
Bonus: Billy Grey (Fozzy, Cyberstar) Returns
May 14, 2017 • 13 min
Quick chat with Fozzy guitarist Billy Grey. We talk about the new Fozzy single, their current tour and plans for the remainder of the year. Billy also talks about the Cyberstar single “Floods”. Music on this bonus clip from Fozzy and Cybe…
100 Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)
May 9, 2017 • 70 min
Mark Slaughter joins the podcast for the monumental 100th episode. Mark tells us about his new solo album “Halfway There” that is due out on May 26th. We talk about the mystery that is Vinnie Vincent. Mark talks about the difference between a Slaughter…
99 Wednesday 13
May 2, 2017 • 61 min
Wednesday 13 joins the show this week. We discuss his new album “Condolences” and the new direction of the band. Wednesday talks about playing in bands in the early 90s and what he thought about Marilyn Manson when he came out. the Murderdolls are brou…
98 Robb Rivera (nonpoint) Returns
Apr 25, 2017 • 82 min
I sat down with Robb Rivera recently at their show here in Louisville. Robb and I talked about the coincidental tragedies that seem to follow nonpoint. We talk about collecting vinyl and some of his recent finds. Robb talks about his love of thrash. We…
Bonus: Don Jamieson Returns
Apr 21, 2017 • 17 min
In this bonus interview, Don Jamieson returns to discuss his new album “Communication Breakdown”. Don also discusses getting Dave Mustaine to add a guitar track to the new disc. We talk about him going to the grand opening of Dave Ellefson’s coffee sho…
97 Fallon Bowman (Kittie) // Roach Koach
Apr 18, 2017 • 95 min
Fallon Bowman joins the podcast this week. Fallon and I dive deep into the history of Kittie. We discuss the start of the band, all the early tours and what it was like being in a touring band before the age of 18. Fallon tells a great story about Dime…
Bonus: Doyle (Misfits)
Apr 13, 2017 • 9 min
On this bonus clip, I sat down with Doyle at his show in Louisville. We talked about the Misfits, his new album “Doyle 2”, his upcoming movie roles and more. CONTACT: Email Talk Toomey
96 Wendy Dio // Martin Bush (Hyborian)
Apr 11, 2017 • 67 min
Wendy Dio joins the podcast this week to talk about the upcoming Ride For Ronnie. Wendy tells a great story about why Ronnie joined Black Sabbath. She talks fondly of Ronnie and his courting of her. Wendy also talks about the hologram and the future pl…
95 John 5 (Rob Zombie)
Apr 4, 2017 • 67 min
John 5 joins the podcast this week. John 5 tells the story of his getting Gene and Ace to reunite at the Ace Frehley concert. John 5 and the guys talk about their love of Hee Haw. They talk about the frontman greatness of Rob Zombie. John discusses a l…
94 Jason Wisdom (Death Therapy, Becoming the Archetype)
Mar 28, 2017 • 77 min
Jason Wisdom joins the podcast this week. Jason talks about his new project Death Therapy, wondering where these kids are that buy records and touring as a 2 piece band. The Talk Toomey cover of the week is Atreyu doing You Give Love a Bad Na…
93 Scott Bowling (Good Company with Bowling)
Mar 21, 2017 • 71 min
Friend of the show, Scott Bowling joins the podcast this week. Scott and the guys talk about his new online show Good Company with Bowling. Scott also picks a nice playlist of tunes. Music from Sevendust, Sepultura, Living Colour, Deftones, Faith No Mo…
92 Trevor Peres (Obituary)
Mar 14, 2017 • 74 min
Trevor Peres joins the podcast this week to discuss Obituary’s upcoming self titled album. Trevor and Josh talk about why they decided to go with a self titled album. They also discuss the history of the legendary Morrisound Studios and producer Scott …
91 Dave Lombardo
Mar 6, 2017 • 69 min
Dave Lombardo joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week. Dave talks to the guys about the current Suicidal Tendencies tour with Crowbar. They talk about his collaborations with Mike Patton. Dave discusses how he was approached by The Misfits to play on t…
90 Tye Zamora ('mek, ex-Alien Ant Farm)
Feb 28, 2017 • 116 min
Tye Zamora joins the podcast this week to talk about his new project 'mek. Josh and Tye also go deep into the history of Alien Ant Farm, Tye shares his thoughts on if Smooth Criminal was good or bad in the long run for AAF. The guys also discuss the …
89 Jamie Madrox (Twiztid)
Feb 21, 2017 • 70 min
Jamie Madrox of Twiztid calls into the podcast this week. Jamie talks to the guys about the elaborate new makeup scheme from the new video for “Kill Somebody” that was created by artist Kay Pike. Mike asks about if they still like the anonymity of wear…
88 Alan Robert (Life of Agony)
Feb 14, 2017 • 101 min
Alan Robert of Life of Agony joins the show this week. Alan and Josh talk about the new Life of Agony album “A Place Where There’s No More Pain”. The guys discuss Alan’s artistic side including his graphic novels and adult coloring book. Alan speaks op…
87 Hiran Deraniyagala (Battlecross)
Feb 7, 2017 • 88 min
Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross joins the podcast once again to breakdown a classic album. Seasons in the Abyss by Slayer is the album discussed. Hiran also gives us the lowdown the Superjoint tour that just wrapped up. Hiran and I talk about the pos…
86 Jimmy Bower (Superjoint)
Jan 31, 2017 • 99 min
Jimmy Bower sits down with the Talk Toomey podcast at a tour stop in Louisville. Jimmy and I talk about his many bands including eyehategod, Down, Superjoint, etc. We also discuss his love of old trucks and woodworking. Jimmy also opens up about Mike W…
85 Dez Fafara (DevilDriver)
Jan 26, 2017 • 51 min
Dez Fafara calls in this week to talk about the upcoming DevilDriver headlining tour. Dez and I also talk about early DD tours with Superjoint and Dez’s relationship with Phil Anselmo. Dez talks about Coal Chamber touring with Pantera and Machine Head….
Special: CMS Podcast Summit
Jan 23, 2017 • 78 min
Chris Akin of The Classic Metal Show hosted the Online Radio/ Podcasters Summit over the weekend. The guests included myself, Mark Strigl of Talking Metal, Victor Ruiz of Mars Attacks, Joe Kleon of Songcast and Jon Drake of Nerfherder Council. The topi…
84 Gene Hoglan (Testament)
Jan 19, 2017 • 76 min
Gene Hoglan calls in to the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Gene and I talk about the new Testament record. We discuss Deloreans. Gene and I go down memory lane and he tells great stories about Slayer and early Metallica. I ask about his time in Dethklo…
83 Mina Caputo (Life of Agony)
Jan 10, 2017 • 85 min
Mina Caputo joins the podcast this week. Mina and I discuss her journey over the last 9 years. We talk about her willingness to give up her band, friends, family and career to become her true self. Mina also talks about the hypocrisy of the law makers …
82 Shawna Potter (War on Women)
Jan 5, 2017 • 70 min
Shawna Potter of War on Women calls in this week to talk about their recent tours with Flag and Refused. We talk about War on Women playing Riot Fest and the reunited Misfits. Shawna and I talk a little about Trump becoming president, but most importan…
81 Best of Talk Toomey 2016
Jan 1, 2017 • 135 min
In this retrospective, I break down each episode of 2016. There are clips from Tony Campos, Bonz, Mike Sarkisyan, Eric Brittingham, Kurdt Vanderhoof, Mark Hunter, Dave Ellefson, Rich Ward, Jim Breuer, Stevie Benton, Robb Rivera, Davey Muise, Sonny Mayo…
80 Chris Czynszak (Decibel Geek)
Dec 22, 2016 • 85 min
Chris Czynszak of the Decibel Geek Podcast joins the show this week. Chris and I talk about the origins of his show. We talk about the state of the metal world. Chris and I discuss the Chiefs-Titans game….haha. But most of all we play some Pantera so…
79 Erik Rogers (Stereomud)
Dec 15, 2016 • 120 min
Erik Rogers joins the show this week to talk about his early days in music. We talk about the formation of Stereomud. Erik talks about the highs and lows of the music business. We throw in some of our stories from touring together. Erik also answers a …
78 Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) / Off Our Meds
Dec 8, 2016 • 88 min
On this episode of Talk Toomey, I chat with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and bass legend Glenn Hughes. We talk about his start on bass, his induction in the R&RHOF, Tony Iommi and more. Glenn discusses his new album Resonate and working with Chad Sm…
77 Chris Akin (The Classic Metal Show)
Dec 1, 2016 • 120 min
Chris Akin of The Classic Metal Show joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Chris and I talk about the evolution of the show from the early days of internet radio to the juggernaut that is The Classic Metal Show. We discuss our thoughts on the great …
76 Saint Dog / The DRP
Nov 24, 2016 • 81 min
Former Kottonmouth Kings and DGAF member Saint Dog joins the Talk Toomey podcast. Saint Dog and I talk about his new deal with Force 5 Records. We talk about his roots in hip hop and love of the Beastie Boys, NWA and Cypress Hill. Saint Dog talks about…
75 Trevor Phipps (Unearth)
Nov 17, 2016 • 65 min
Trevor and I sat down at their recent tour stop in Louisville. We discuss touring Europe, starting a label and being a father. Trevor talks about the musical landscape that was happening when Unearth began. He also talks about some of the new artists h…
74 Pantera Far Beyond Driven Breakdown
Nov 10, 2016 • 120 min
Hiran Deraniyagala of Battlecross joins the podcast this week to breakdown Pantera’s legendary album Far Beyond Driven. Hiran and I go through every song, talk about the album cover and Dimebag’s tone. We agree that Phil is one of the best vocalists of…
73 Doc Coyle Returns
Nov 3, 2016 • 120 min
Doc Coyle returns to Talk Toomey on this episode. Doc has a great new podcast called the Ex Man. We talk all about podcasts, his time playing with Meytal Cohen, his thoughts on a God Forbid reunion and his new project I of Tongues. This epi…
72 Mike Spreitzer (DevilDriver) / Them Evils
Oct 27, 2016 • 119 min
Mike Spreitzer and I sit down and discussed everything from Marilyn Manson to hardware stores. Mike talked about how he joined DevilDriver and playing his first show with the band on zero rehearsals. We chat about the stigma that Dez had coming from th…
71 Chris Beattie (Hatebreed)
Oct 20, 2016 • 120 min
Chris Beattie of Hatebreed and myself sat down at a recent show here in Louisville. Chris and I talked about Knotfest, New York Giants football, his tour of ESPN, the Hatebreed writing process and touring with Rocky George back in the day. Fr…
70 Don Jamieson (That Metal Show) Biff Byford (Saxon)
Oct 13, 2016 • 119 min
Legendary NWOBHM vocalist Biff Byford of Saxon comes on this week to talk about their new live album, Playing with Metallica in 1981, touring with Motorhead and about the upcoming UFO/Saxon US Tour Don Jamieson and I talk for close to an hou…
69 Clutch, Trivium, Skindred, The Amity Affliction, Sabaton
Oct 6, 2016 • 120 min
This is a star studded episode featuring interviews from Louder Than Life with Neil Fallon and Dan Maines of Clutch, Paolo of Trivium, Benji and Dan of Skindred, Ryan of The Amity Affliction, Par and Hannes of Sabaton and a very special appearance from…
LTL mini: Jake Figueroa (Crobot)
Oct 3, 2016 • 19 min
LTL mini episode with Jake Figueroa from Crobot. We nerd out on bass playing and his influences. We talk Jaco, Cliff Burton and others. Jake and I discuss what to call his stage presence. Jake was as nice and cool as can be. Sit back and enjoy my time …
LTL mini: Tom Maxwell (Hellyeah)
Oct 3, 2016 • 20 min
LTL Mini episode of Talk Toomey. Tom and I caught up at the Louder than Life Festival. We discussed the possibility of a nothingface reunion or lack there of. Tom and I talked about the origins of Hellyeah. We also talk their future touring plans. Nice…
68 Chuck Billy (Testament) / Carley Coma (Candiria)
Sep 29, 2016 • 120 min
Chuck Billy (Testament) and I talk the new album, native American rights and does he view Testament as a legacy band. Carley Coma (Candiria) and I run the gambit. We talk their new album, the van accident, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, …
67 Louder than Life Preview
Sep 22, 2016 • 121 min
Bakko from Cobras and Fire podcast and Mike from Off Our Meds podcast and myself co-host Talk Toomey this week. We break down all the bands from this year’s Louder than Life festival. We talk about the good, the bad and the Disturbed. Music o…
66 Edsel (Dope) Jay Daunt (Flaw)
Sep 15, 2016 • 121 min
Edsel calls in this week and talks Dope, touring and the new album Blood Money. I also sit down with Jay Daunt of Flaw. Email Talk Toomey Go to
65 Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Return to Roots) Mark Hunter (Chimaira)
Sep 7, 2016 • 119 min
Max calls in this week for my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY show!! Couldn’t ask for a cooler guest to have on the one year show. We talk Return to Roots and go deep into the album Roots. Max is candid about all things Sepultura, Soulfly and Nailbomb. …
Ep 64 Jeff Walker (Carcass) Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank)
Sep 1, 2016 • 120 min
Jeff Walker of Carcass calls in this week. We talk about all things Carcass, their place in music and when and if a new album will ever come out. From the vault is Mike Sarkisyan of Shineshank. Music on this episode from Metallica, Carcass, Spi…
63 Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) Trey Suiter (Rifft)
Aug 25, 2016 • 120 min
62 Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Aug 18, 2016 • 120 min
61 Marty McCoy (Bobaflex) Brendyn Moxley (I, Apollo)
Aug 11, 2016 • 120 min
Marty McCoy calls in this week from the road. Marty and I have a long talk about everything from the Glen Benton comments that went viral to the Hatfield and McCoy feud. We discuss the current Bobaflex tour. Also on this episode, Brendyn Moxl…
60 Glen Benton (Deicide) / Tony Campos (Fear Factory/ Static-X)
Aug 4, 2016 • 120 min
Glen Benton calls in to Talk Toomey this week. The conversation goes everywhere from Deicide to what happens when Glen shows up at his kids’ school. Glen has a great Ozzy encounter and even talk about smoking out with the Backstreet Boys. Even Jimmy “T…
59 David Sanchez (Havok) / David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Jul 28, 2016 • 120 min
David Sanchez of Havok calls in this week to discuss their new album, touring with Megadeth and his love of thrash. David and I also talk about our mutual losses of members to Soulfly. We go over his early influences and what his expectations are for t…
58 Mitch Lafon / Lajon Witherspoon
Jul 20, 2016 • 120 min
Mitch Lafon of One on One with Mitch Lafon is the guest this week. Mitch and I discuss Kiss, Guns n’ Roses, North American Festivals, Cinderella and podcasting. Mitch has a wealth of knowledge and I know you are going to be entertained. Al…
57 BC, Rasheed, Adam (nonpoint) Scott Ian Lewis (Carnifex)
Jul 14, 2016 • 120 min
On the latest episode of Talk Toomey, I sat down with BC, Rasheed and Adam of nonpoint. We discuss their latest album “The Poison Red”. The guys and I talk about the current tour and what got them into music. Also on this episode is the intervi…
56 Thom Hazaert returns/ Jim Breuer
Jul 7, 2016 • 119 min
Thom Hazaert returns to the show for the unveiling of Talk Toomey on Los Anarchy. Music featured on this episode by nonpoint, Hatebreed, Korn, Type O Negative and Jim Breuer and the Loud and Rowdy.
55 Scott Ian Lewis (Carnifex)
Jul 4, 2016 • 60 min
Scott Lewis of Carnifex calls in this week and we get into their new album, touring and the history of the band. It was nice to talk some death metal. Also on this episode is some audio from the Phil Anselmo spoken word show I attended. Music…
54 Sonny Mayo (Snot, Sevendust)
Jun 27, 2016 • 87 min
Sonny Mayo stops by this week to reminisce about Lynn Strait and Snot, his time in Hed PE and the ups and downs of Sevendust. Sonny and I walk through the timeline of his career. We start in Washington DC and end up in California. We discuss the Amen a…
53 Robby J (Stuck Mojo)
Jun 20, 2016 • 60 min
The Stuck Mojo casts continue with this conversation with Robby J. The new Stuck Mojo album will be released this Friday June 24th and Robby was nice enough to come on the show. Robby and I discuss the process of how he came to be in the band, the writ…
52 Barry Donegan (Look What I Did) / Tyler Caruso (Absence of Despair)
Jun 13, 2016 • 79 min
Two for Tuesday this week when I talk to Barry Donegan of Look What I Did and Tyler Caruso of Absence of Despair. Barry and I discuss classic venues in Nashville, his father working for the famed 103.3 WKDF and some Gary Johnson. Tyler calls in from th…
51 Davey Muise (Vanna)
Jun 7, 2016 • 76 min
Davey Muise of Vanna calls in this week and talks all things Vanna and Shovel Brand. Davey has one of the most amazing stories and we get deep in his childhood, foster care and the work he is doing now. We delve into his similarities with Henry Rollins…
Revisiting Ep. 6 Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)
Jun 2, 2016 • 56 min
Revisiting and remastering my talk with Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. The levels on the original episode were all over the place and would blow out your ears if you weren’t careful. The interview with Chris took place in Sept of 2015. Lots of …
Revisiting Ep. 4 Fred Coury (Cinderella) Bill Allen (RAD) revisted
Jun 2, 2016 • 69 min
I took down a few of the first episodes due to audio issues. I am going through them and fixing some of the levels. The interviews are still there. These were the first attempts at podcasting and have some warts, but I think they are still good listens…
50 Jason T Smith Returns (Thrift Hunters, Thrifty Business)
May 30, 2016 • 78 min
Jason T Smith of Thrift Hunters and Thrifty Business with Jay and Nay is the guest this week. Jason is a major player in the thrift and eBay world. He also grew up going to shows and working in record stores. We share stories of Slayer, Slipknot, Five …
49 Nick Menza Remembered with Trav Turner (As the Story Grows)
May 23, 2016 • 74 min
On this episode Trav Turner (As the Story Grows) and I celebrate the life of Nick Menza. Nick Menza was huge part of our musical upbringing. Trav and I discuss Nick’s contribution to Megadeth and thrash drumming. The great Nick Menza left us way too ea…
48 Robb Rivera (Nonpoint)
May 19, 2016 • 66 min
Robb Rivera calls in this week to the Talk Toomey podcast. Robb and I get deep when it comes to touring as a father. Robb talks about the new album “The Poison Red” and what B.C. Kochmit has meant to the band. We talk his Puerto Rican upbringing and lo…
47 Madame Mayhem
May 17, 2016 • 58 min
On this episode, I sit down with Madame Mayhem and her bandmates Billy Grey, Gogi Rhandawa and Percy Trayanov. We all caught up just before their show with Mushroomhead in Louisville, KY. Madame Mayhem talks about her life growing up and what got her i…
46 American Standards
May 12, 2016 • 68 min
Brandon Kellum and Corey Skowronski call in to this episode of the Talk Toomey Podcast. Brandon and Corey talk about their current tour they are on, their love of System of a Down and the current state of the underground. We discuss their time with Vic…
45 Mike Howe (Metal Church)
May 9, 2016 • 65 min
Mike Howe is BACK!! Well actually this is his first time on the podcast, but he is back in Metal Church. Mike and I break down where he has been. He talks about how he joined Metal Church back in 1988. We go over the great albums “Blessing in Disguise”…
44 Chad Lee (Chad Lee Photography)
May 6, 2016 • 69 min
Chad Lee calls in this week to Talk Toomey. Chad and I have a great talk about the state of photography and where he began. Chad tells us about the 2016 edition of Ride for Dime Nashville. We discuss his relationship with Dimebag Darrell and the story …
43 Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool, ETDLAP)
May 2, 2016 • 79 min
Let the podcast hit the floor, Stevie Benton comes on the show this week. Stevie and I talk about the current Drowning Pool album and his upcoming EMP Label Group ep by Even the Dead Love a Parade Stevie also recounts a few naked Dave Williams tales. W…
42 Jim Breuer
Apr 29, 2016 • 66 min
Jim Breuer invades the Talk Toomey podcast this week. Jim and I talk about his upcoming release through Metal Blade Records. Jim Breuer and the Loud and Rowdy have a record dropping on May 27. Jim discusses having Brian Johnson sing on his album and th…
41 Rich Ward (Stuck Mojo, Fozzy)
Apr 25, 2016 • 105 min
The Duke of Metal joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week. Rich and I discuss all the happenings in the world of Stuck Mojo. He talks about why Bonz is no longer in the band. We discuss their current PledgeMusic Campaign. We talk about the future of Fo…
40 Ro Kohli (War Machine Marketing)
Apr 21, 2016 • 93 min
Ro Kohli of War Machine Marketing comes on the show this week. We talk about his early days creating Zines and his first interview being Marilyn Manson. He talks about running Roadrunner Records Street Team and working with Slipknot. We discuss the man…
39 Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust)
Apr 19, 2016 • 64 min
Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust calls in this week. Lajon and I discuss growing up in Nasvuille, the early days of Sevendust and the current touring plans of the band. Such a wonderful chat with the mighty voice of one of my favorite bands. …
38 Thom Hazaert (EMP Label Group)
Apr 14, 2016 • 65 min
Thom Hazaert blows through the Talk Toomey podcast on this episode. We talk all about the EMP Label Group, coffee and PUCK HCKY. We swap stories about Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and the Clerks Animated Series. Fun and hilarity ensue. Music featu…
37 David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Apr 11, 2016 • 60 min
This week on the Talk Toomey podcast, Dave Ellefson calls in to discuss Dystopia, EMP Label Group and Roast in Peace coffee. We discuss the additions of Kiko and Chris Adler to the Megadeth lineup. Dave tells a great story about a band changing moment …
36 Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists)
Apr 7, 2016 • 60 min
Brock Lindow of 36 Cazyfists calls in to the Talk Toomey podcast this week. Brock and I discuss the early days of 36CF and how they formed in Alaska. Why they moved to Portland, Oregon. We talk about the current Killswitch Engage tour. Brock was a blas…
35 Tim King (Soil)
Apr 5, 2016 • 83 min
Tim King of Soil and Pavement Entertainment stops by this week. Tim and I talk about his early days in Oppressor, the rise of Soil and his work with Pavement Entertainment. Tim was a fascinating interview. There are many insights into the state of the …
34 Christopher Volz (Flaw)
Mar 28, 2016 • 79 min
Chris Volz (Flaw) stops by the Talk Toomey podcast this week and talks all things Flaw. We discuss the upcoming Flaw record and their upcoming tour plans. Chris and I talk about Flaw reforming a few years ago. We talk playing Louder than Life Festival …
33 Mark Hunter (Chimaira)
Mar 21, 2016 • 69 min
Mark was a great guest on the Talk Toomey Podcast. We talked all things Chimaira, a little Metallica and his photography. Talk Toomey Facebook Emai…
32 James Morris (downset.)
Mar 14, 2016 • 59 min
Amazing chat with downset. bassist James Morris. James and I discuss the origins of the band, touring with Biohazard and Ozzfest 97. He goes in depth about the LA scene in the early 90’s that included Social Justice and Inside/Out. James tells a great …
31 Kurdt Vanderhoof (Metal Church)
Mar 8, 2016 • 65 min
Metal Church is back and Kurdt joins the podcast to talk about the new album, Mike Howe being back and he also talks about a couple of other little bands from Aberdeen. Also on this episode, Rico Kohler of 12v Negative Earth comes on to record his segm…
30 Eric Brittingham (Cinderella)
Feb 29, 2016 • 96 min
Wonderful talk with Eric Brittingham of Cinderella this week. Eric and I discuss the early days of Cinderella, the time they turned Gene Simmons down and even having to choose between Jeff Labar or Dave Sabo for Cinderella. Eric also talks about the De…
29 Matt Snell, Brian Jackson (Invidia)
Feb 23, 2016 • 62 min
Matt Snell and Brian Jackson come on the show this week to talk about their new project Invidia. We also talk about their time in Five Finger Death Punch and Skinlab, respectively. You will get to hear snippets of the new songs and get a taste of what’…
28 Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank)
Feb 16, 2016 • 80 min
Mike and I chat this week about all things Spineshank, Ozzfest, and when Korn was a local band. Mike talks about the acoustic show they played in Utah, about a time they had to have their guitar tech babysit during a show and about finding bands pre-in…
27 Michael Del Pizzo (Sunflower Dead)
Feb 9, 2016 • 62 min
Michael Del Pizzo calls in this week to discuss Sunflower Dead’s new album “It’s Time to get Weird”, Phil Anselmo and NAMM. Wonderful chat and I know you guys will love it. Also, I have an audio diary of my trip to see Badfish on this episode. I catch …
26.5 Clinton Cunanan, Nathan Walker (Another Lost Year)
Feb 3, 2016 • 33 min
Super Bowl 50 preview episode part 2. When reaching out to bands that are Carolina Panthers fans, one name kept popping up. And that name was Another Lost Year. The Panthers have used their single “Wolves” in a hype video that was played before the Pan…
26 Frank Novinec Returns (Hatebreed)
Feb 2, 2016 • 60 min
Super Bowl 50 is upon us and Frank Novinec is one of the biggest Broncos fan I know. Frank calls in and talks Broncos, Star Wars and the new Hatebreed album. Also we get a treat when Yancy Turner calls in and talk about his favorite team, the Carolina …
25 Bonz (BONZ, Ex-Stuck Mojo)
Jan 25, 2016 • 60 min
The mouth of Mojo is unleashed on the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Bonz was unfiltered and ready to talk. We discuss the Stuck Mojo falling out, his new band BONZ and the latest album “Broken Silence”. Bonz also brings up time spent with Dimebag, Pet…
24 12v Negative Earth
Jan 20, 2016 • 115 min
This is a special episode that features interviews with the members of the band 12v Negative Earth and the entire album “Where did all the Sunshine Go?” This retrospective was a labor of love and I hope you enjoy the conversations and music within.
23 Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Static X)
Jan 18, 2016 • 69 min
Tony Campos calls in this week to talk Fear Factory, touring Europe after the Paris attacks and Static X. Wonderful talk and I know you will all enjoy. Also a bonus guest this week with Joshua Hawskley talking with the Talk Toomey Podcast.
22 Gary Noon (Walking with Giants)
Jan 11, 2016 • 48 min
On this episode I talk with Gary Noon of Walking with Giants. We talk about the new album “Worlds Unknown” and how Clint Lowery and Morgan Rose (Sevendust) and Brian Marshall (Creed, Alter Bridge) became involved. Gary talks about his upcoming plans wi…
21 Marc Rizzo (Soulfly)
Jan 5, 2016 • 59 min
Marc Rizzo calls into the Talk Toomey podcast this week to talk about all things Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and The Misfits. We discuss his influences and his passion for guitar. Marc discusses his favorite Sepultura, Soulfly and Misfits songs to pla…
Star Wars “The Force Awakens” Review (SPOILERS)
Dec 28, 2015 • 72 min
Talk Toomey this week features not one, not two, but three special guests and we talk all things Star Wars and The Force Awakens. Jason T. Smith (Thrifty Business/ Thrift Hunters), Aljon Go (WDW Tiki Room, WDW After Dark) and Casey Sweet (Star Wars Jun…
19 Frank Fontsere (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo)
Dec 22, 2015 • 83 min
This week Frank Fontsere calls in to the podcast. We discuss the European Fozzy tour that could have been derailed by the Paris terrorist attacks. Frank gives us details on the new Stuck Mojo record. I tell the story of my one and only encounter with C…
18 Kyle Baltus (36 Crazyfists)
Dec 14, 2015 • 61 min
Kyle Baltus calls into the Talk Toomey Podcast from his tour stop in Las Vegas. Kyle and I talk his history with 36 Crazyfists, how he started playing drums and what the future holds for 36CF. Amazing conversation with Kyle. Also on this episode, I bre…
17 Kyle Turley (NFL, Delta Doom, Kyle Turley Band)
Dec 7, 2015 • 69 min
Kyle Turley pancake blocks the Talk Toomey Podcast this week and comes with great stories. We discuss his love of Pantera, Slayer and the New Orleans metal scene. Kyle gives his views of youth football and the dangers of youth sports. He delves into hi…
16 Kyle Gunther (Battlecross)
Dec 1, 2015 • 57 min
Kyle “Gumby” Gunther calls in to the Talk Toomey podcast this week to chat about the Gwar tour, Game of Thrones and his beloved Detroit Lions. Kyle also talks his love of metal and we discuss Battlecross’s many legendary covers. This episode features t…
15 The Reverend Horton Heat
Nov 24, 2015 • 41 min
The Reverend Horton Heat calls in to talk some Johnny Cash, White Zombie and rockabilly classics. Great chat with a legend. This episode includes the Lynn Owsley featuring The Reverend Horton Heat track “Thanks A Lot”
14 Steev Esquivel (Skinlab)
Nov 19, 2015 • 62 min
Steev Esquivel calls in to the Talk Toomey podcast this week. We break down the future plans for Skinlab. Steev discusses growing up the in Bay Area and the great Bay Area metal scene. He recounts listening to the original Machine Head demos with Robb …
13 Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid)
Nov 17, 2015 • 76 min
Doc stops by the Talk Toomey podcast to discuss his new project Vagus Nerve, Kickstarters and some Pantera. Doc also weighs in with his thoughts on the current musical climate. Musical Spotlight: Upon those Dying “Suffering”
12 Jason T. Smith (Thrift Hunters, Thrifty Business)
Nov 12, 2015 • 85 min
Thrift stores BEWARE!! Jason T Smith of the show Thrift Hunters comes on Talk Toomey. Jason discusses thrifting, his tv show and tiki mugs. Jason talks about his days helping out celebrities when he worked at Tower Records. We both have separate Chris …
11 Joey Z (Life of Agony)
Nov 10, 2015 • 76 min
Joey Z comes on Talk Toomey to discuss Life of Agony, Stereomud and his latest project Zire’s War. Joey discusses his time opening for Ozzy and golfing with Vinnie Paul of Pantera. He gives his thoughts on Volbeat. This episode also features the new tr…
10 Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, Ex-Snot, Ex-Divine Heresy)
Nov 3, 2015 • 58 min
Tommy Vext talks this week about Knotfest, his former role in Snot and his new project Westfield Massacre. Tommy also talks about how Corey Taylor helped him land the Divine Heresy gig. This episode features the track “Darkness Divides” by Westfield …
9 Alexis Brown (Straight Line Stitch)
Oct 27, 2015 • 73 min
Alexis Brown talks to the Talk Toomey Podcast this week about being a woman in metal, the history of Straight Line Stitch and her time in the studio with Jamey Jasta. There is a Chris Kael “Kael Army” T-Shirt giveaway on this episode. Make sure and che…
8 Max Illidge (40 Below Summer)
Oct 20, 2015 • 88 min
Max Illidge is the guest this week. Max talks the history of 40 Below Summer, the time he was arrested in Murfreesboro, TN and breaks down their new album “Transmission Infrared” Go to iTunes and download the record now!! Music Spotlight: The Fuck …
7 Virus (Dope, Device, Big and Rich)
Oct 13, 2015 • 62 min
Virus joins the ranks of Talk Toomey alumni this week. He talks to me about the upcoming Dope reunion, his time spent in Device and how he became part of Big and Rich’s band. Virus also spent time playing in the Broadway version of Rock of Ages. Podc…