The MetalSucks Podcast

The MetalSucks Podcast
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#292: Cynic’s Paul Masvidal
Jun 10 • 70 min
Paul Masvidal is our guest this week. We discuss his journey to the solo project simply titled Masvidal, how he needed to rediscover his identify for presenting music to the world after the recent chaos in the Cynic camp, the visual collaborations…
#291: Baroness Mastermind John Dyer Baizley
Jun 3 • 60 min
John Baizley from Baroness is our guest this week. We discuss the artwork for the band’s new album Gold & Grey and the end of the color concept he started 12 years ago, the original title of the record and why it changed, which of the many…
#290: Jonny Davy (Serpent of Gnosis, Job for a Cowboy)
May 29 • 62 min
This week we talk with Jonny Davy, frontman for Serpent of Gnosis and Job for a Cowboy! We discuss the origin of his new project, the five-year delay in his ability to release new music, the possibility of doing a band like Job for a Cowboy…
#289: James Kent (aka Perturbator)
May 21 • 71 min
Dark synthwave artist James Kent, aka Perturbator, is our guest this week. We discuss the crossover appeal of the synthwave genre to metal fans, his history in black metal and how a solo project is different from working with a band, how his music…
#288: Possessed Vocalist Jeff Becerra
May 13 • 76 min
This week we talk with Jeff Becerra of Possessed. We discuss the long journey leading to Revelations of Oblivion, the first Possessed record in 33 years, the memory of how Possessed’s classic lineup disbanded in late ’80s and how the current…
#287: Cryptopsy Vocalist Matt McGachy
May 6 • 64 min
This week we have Cryptopsy frontman Matt McGachy on the show. We discuss the band’s current tour with Aborted, how he became a death metal singer despite growing up a nu-metal kid, the motivation to get on stage and how it has changed for him through…
#286: Amy Sciarretto (Atom Splitter PR, ex-Roadrunner Records)
Apr 29 • 69 min
This week we talk to Amy Sciarretto of Atom Spiltter PR. Amy tells us about how she got into the music industry and her time at Roadrunner Records, if click bait media helps or hurts her artists, the difficulty of doing damage control, the importance…
#285: Vince Edwards of Metal Blade Records
Apr 22 • 72 min
Metal Blade Records videographer and content creator Vince Edwards is our guest this week. We talk about a number of different topics related to his work at one of metal’s most venerated and longest running labels, including the recent signing of…
#284: Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess
Apr 15 • 69 min
Dream Theater keyboardist and solo artist Jordan Rudess is our guest this week. We discuss his new solo album Wired for Madness and how he finds time for his own material within Dream Theater’s busy schedule, how blues influenced the album, the…
#283: Born of Osiris Guitarist Lee McKinney
Apr 8 • 63 min
Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney is our guest this week. We talk about his debut solo record Infinite Mind, how the writing process compares to that of Born of Osiris, having Adrián Terrazas-González (formerly of The Mars Volta)…
#282: After the Burial Vocalist Anthony Notarmaso
Apr 1 • 63 min
After the Burial vocalist Anthony Notarmaso is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s new album Evergreen, the lessons learned from previous album Dig Deep, the 10th anniversary of their breakout record Rareform and the band’s upcoming tour…
#281: Allegaeon Guitarist Greg Burgess and Vocalist Riley McShane
Mar 26 • 67 min
Greg Burgess and Riley McShane of Allegaeon are our guests this week. We discuss the making of the band’s new album Apoptosis, how the addition of bass player BooBoo Money (Brandon Michael) changed the dynamic of the record, how Greg almost…
#280: Big Business Drummer Coady Willis
Mar 18 • 67 min
Big Business drummer Coady Willis is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s new record The Beast You Are, the process of songwriting as a two piece throughout the years, the importance of current tour-mates Clutch in Big Business’s…
#279: Whitechapel Guitarist Zach Householder
Mar 11 • 63 min
Whitechapel guitarist Zach Householder is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s new album The Valley and the Tennessee location that inspired it, how Mark of the Blade played a role in inspiring the new one, the importance of putting on a…
#278: Periphery Drummer Matt Halpern
Mar 3 • 62 min
Periphery drummer Matt Halpern joins us this week. We talk about the band’s new album Periphery IV: Hail Stan, which stan he’d be hailing if he had a choice, the importance of taking a full year to write the record, releasing it on the band’s own…
#277: Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth
Feb 25 • 68 min
This week our guest is Cradle of Filth mastermind Dani Filth. We discuss the band’s upcoming North American tour, performing Cruelty and the Beast in full on select shows this year to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the challenge of fitting in a…
#276: Mark Morton (Lamb of God)
Feb 18 • 64 min
Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton is our guest this week to discuss his new solo album Anesthetic. Mark tells us about the origins of the project with material that didn’t work for Lamb of God, how close friend and producer Josh Wilbur…
#275: Queensryche Vocalist Todd La Torre
Feb 11 • 67 min
Queensryche vocalist Todd La Torre of Queensryche joins our show this week. We talk about the band’s new album, The Verdict, the role producer Zeuss played in the recording process, Todd’s contributions to the drums on the album, how the conflict in…
#274: David Ellefson (Megadeth, Altitudes & Attitude, Metal Allegiance)
Feb 4 • 66 min
David Ellefson of Megadeth, Altitudes & Attitude and Metal Allegiance is our guest this week. We discuss the new Altitudes & Attitude album Get It Out, the classic rock n’ roll influence behind the the songs and the writing process between he…
#273: Astronoid’s Brett Boland
Jan 28 • 77 min
Brett Boland of Astronoid is our guest this week. We discuss how the success of the band’s debut record Air affected the writing process of their new self-titled album, the major life changes that happened during the creation of the new album, …
#272: Matt Pike (High on Fire, Sleep)
Jan 21 • 72 min
Matt Pike of High on Fire and Sleep is our guest this week. We discuss his recent diagnosis as a diabetic, his recently amputated toe, the tour cancelations it caused and having to change his diet to manage the disease. Matt also tells us about…
#271: Soilwork’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid
Jan 14 • 61 min
Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid is our guest this week. We discuss reigniting the fans and legacy of the band after 11 albums, how the Swedish bands and American bands of the mid ’00s influenced each other, the…
#270: The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad
Jan 7 • 73 min
This week we take The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad down memory lane with a discussion of important anniversaries that are coming in 2019. Ten years since Disney’s Up and Alice In Chains’ comeback album Black Gives Way to Blue, 15 years…
#269: The Best Metal Albums of 2018!
Dec 17, 2018 • 170 min
This week on our final show of 2018 we give you a special double episode as we celebrate some of the great music that left an impression on us in 2018, counting down our top 15 albums of the year. The poetry of sadness, the lovely brutality of our…
#268: Life of Agony Bassist Alan Robert
Dec 11, 2018 • 68 min
Alan Robert, Life of Agony bassist and the creator of The Beauty of Horror - Ghosts of Christmas coloring book, is our guest this week. We discuss the initial idea behind the adult coloring book series as a way of completely dismantling…
#267.5: Rob Trump (Anal Trump)
Dec 7, 2018 • 31 min
Rob Trump of the political parody grindcore act Anal Trump joins us for a special in-between episode of The MetalSucks Podcast. The guitarist/bassist/drummer shares with us the origins of Anal Trump, his love for Anal Cunt as a catalyst, the…
#267: Sigh’s Mirai Kawashima
Dec 3, 2018 • 61 min
Sigh Mastermind Mirai Kawashima is our guest this week. We discuss why he felt listeners would dislike the band’s new album Heir to Despair, what the critical reception has been like in reality, how his dislike for previous album Graveward influenced…
#266: Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
Nov 26, 2018 • 68 min
Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth is our guest this week. We discuss Amon Amarth’s new live retrospective and documentary The Pursuit of Vikings: 25 years in the Eye of the Storm, his feelings on live albums in general, whether it’s possible to capture a…
#265: Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
Nov 19, 2018 • 67 min
Our guest this week is Nita Strauss. We discuss her recently-released debut solo record Controlled Chaos, her work with Alice Cooper and her appearance on Wrestlemania earlier this year. We also talk about the first time she picked up a guitar at age…
#264: Psycroptic Bassist Todd Stern
Nov 12, 2018 • 71 min
Todd Stern of Psycroptic is our guest this week. We discuss his role in the latest record As The Kingdom Drowns, the addition of female vocals over choruses, if there was a hazing process when he joined the band, the logistics of him living in the…
#263: Unearth Frontman Trevor Phipps
Nov 5, 2018 • 62 min
Trevor Phipps of Unearth is our guest. We discuss the message behind the band’s new album Extinction(s), how the American political puts a strain on relationships with friends and family these days, his tips on how to best consume the news, the modern…
#262: Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal
Oct 30, 2018 • 82 min
Highly regarded producer and Hate Eternal mainman Erik Rutan is our guest this week. We discuss Hate Eternal’s new album Upon Desolate Sands, his goals for the record production and guitar-wise, whether he would ever have someone else produce a Hate…
#261: The Ocean Mastermind Robin Staps
Oct 22, 2018 • 74 min
This week we host The Ocean mastermind Robin Staps. We discuss recording parts of the band’s new album Phanerozoic 1: Paleozoic in Iceland, what it was like laying down tracks in a studio that used to be a swimming pool, why The Ocean always…
#260: Tony Foresta (Iron Raegan / Municipal Waste)
Oct 15, 2018 • 65 min
This week Tony Foresta vocalist of Iron Reagan/Municipal Waste is our guest. We talk about Iron Reagan’s new EP Dark Days Ahead, working at a t-shirt printing factory in the early days of Municipal Waste, his affinity for playing shows with pop punk…
#259: Behemoth’s Nergal
Oct 8, 2018 • 65 min
This week our guest is Adam “Nergal” Darski of Behemoth. Nergal tells us about the pressure of following up The Satanist, why he is proudest of the modern era of Behemoth, the amount of energy he puts into the visual aspect of the band, how his…
#258: Terror’s Scott Vogel
Oct 1, 2018 • 63 min
Scott Vogel of Terror is our guest this week. We discuss the rage behind the band’s new album Total Retaliation, working with Producer Will Putney, why Terror shows are one of a kind, his least favorite Terror record, when reviewers don’t give…
#257: Xasthur’s Scott Conner
Sep 24, 2018 • 62 min
This week our guest is Xasthur mastermind Scott Conner. We talk about what led him to alter his sound from black metal to “doomgrass,” how he felt about his final black metal release Portal of Sorrow, how the doomgrass style fits into the metal world…
#256: Aborted vocalist Sven de Caluwé
Sep 17, 2018 • 62 min
This week we speak with Aborted vocalist Sven de Caluwé about the band’s new album TerrorVision, including how the decision came about to name it after the ’80s thriller, how awful that film was, how the title isn’t a direct reference to the movie…
#255: Pig Destroyer’s Blake Harrison
Sep 10, 2018 • 62 min
Blake Harrison of Pig Destroyer guests this week. We discuss the lengthy break between the band’s new album Head Cage and Book Burner (2012), if the title of the record contains any messages about modern society, how a Pig Destroyer show has…
#254: Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies
Sep 4, 2018 • 71 min
Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s new record STill Cyco Punk After All These Years, a reimagining of his 1996 solo album, and how the lyrical content is still relevant today. Mike also talks at length on a…
#253: Revocation’s Dave Davidson
Aug 27, 2018 • 70 min
Our guest this week is Revocation mastermind David Davidson. We discuss the band’s new record The Outer Ones (which Dave describes as the band’s “most death metal album” to date), how the world of H.P. Lovecraft influenced the album, studying the…
#252: Mike Portnoy
Aug 20, 2018 • 63 min
Our guest this week is legendary drummer Mike Portnoy. We discuss Metal Allegiance and the massive amount of input that goes into a supergroup collaboration, getting Andreas Kisser and Max Cavalera on the same record again, the various vocalists on…
#251.5: Jill Janus (Huntress)
Aug 17, 2018 • 37 min
On this special “half” episode of The MetalSucks Podcast we share a never-before-heard interview with Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus, who tragically took her own life earlier this week. The interview was conducted by MetalSucks Podcast host Petar…
#251: Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
Aug 13, 2018 • 65 min
Roy Mayorga is our guest this week! Join us as we discuss the special edition of Stone Sour’s Hyrdograd (out August 31), their new single “Burn One Turn One” not making the cut on the original release, the challenge of covering Rage…
#250: Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne, A New Level Podcast)
Aug 6, 2018 • 68 min
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson — Ozzy’s longtime bassist, successful artist manager and founder/host of the A New Level podcast — is our guest this week. We start out by talking about his latest endeavor and the preparation his guests go through prior to…
#249: Dee Snider
Jul 30, 2018 • 65 min
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…
#248: Jake Bowen (Periphery, Four Seconds Ago)
Jul 23, 2018 • 69 min
Jake Bowen is our guest this week. The guitarist and multi-instrumental tells us all about Four Seconds Ago, his new electronic project with Periphery bandmate Misha Mansoor, from its formation to the differences in the creative process from his day…
#247: Otep Shamaya
Jul 16, 2018 • 71 min
Otep Shamaya returns to the podcast this week. We discuss her upcoming record Kult 45, the intent behind its lead single “To The Gallows” and a whole lot of politics: how important it is not to accept lies from our leaders, how to argue politics…
#246: Obscura’s Steffen Kummerer
Jul 9, 2018 • 63 min
This week we talk to Obscura mastermind Steffen Kummerer about the band’s new record, Dilvium, why it took four chapters to tell the narrative behind it, the meaning of the title, his approach to making the record sound three dimensional, the…
#245: Devin Townsend
Jul 2, 2018 • 78 min
This week we talk with Devin Townsend about his latest release Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theater Plovdiv. We discuss Devin’s decision to disband the “Devin Townsend Project” moniker, the various albums he’s writing now and the 100…
#244: Dez Fafara of DevilDriver
Jun 25, 2018 • 70 min
Dez Fafara from DevilDriver is our guest this week. We discuss his new country covers album Outlaws Til The End Vol. 1, how he handled people who told him it was a bad idea to mix metal and country, why this is a “Volume 1,” his trip to Johnny…
#243: Code Orange’s Jami Morgan
Jun 18, 2018 • 70 min
Jami Morgan of Code Orange is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s latest standalone single “Only One Way,” the ways he sees the band releasing songs, albums and other content in the future, his fondness for MMA and wrestling, the importance…
#242: Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward
Jun 11, 2018 • 72 min
Ben Ward of Orange Goblin is our guest this week. We discuss the immediacy and sound of the band’s latest record The Wolf Bites Back, the reason Ward believes no rock band has captured a generation like in the past, how popular artists rest on their…
#241: Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley
Jun 4, 2018 • 71 min
This week we talk to Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley about his new novel Watch. We also discuss his first novel Scale, the authors that influenced him, the importance of writing what you know, the risks he took on the new book, the difference…
#240: Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, ex-God Forbid)
May 29, 2018 • 71 min
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…
#239: Nick Holmes of Bloodbath and Paradise Lost
May 21, 2018 • 68 min
Bloodbath vocalist Nick Holmes (also of Paradise Lost) is our guest this week. We discuss the North American tour Bloodbath are about the embark on, his passion for Florida death metal and horror films, his fear of checking Twitter after a night of…
#238: Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton
May 14, 2018 • 70 min
This week we talk with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton about the band’s new covers album Legion: XX, released under the band’s original moniker Burn the Priest. We discuss how the band selected which songs to cover, which ones were the most…
#237: Mike Scheidt of Yob
May 7, 2018 • 76 min
Mike Scheidt from Yob joins us this week. We talk about the trials and tribulations caused by his near-fatal diagnosis of diverticulitis, his near-death experience prior to surgery, the power of being mentally strong when dealing with health issues,…
#236: TesseracT Guitarist James Monteith
Apr 30, 2018 • 77 min
TesseracT guitarist James Monteith is our guest this week. We talk about the meaning behind the title of the band’s new album Sonder, the dark storytelling process for their music video “King,” how shorter records make more sense these days,…
#235: Dimmu Borgir Guitarist Silenoz
Apr 23, 2018 • 69 min
Dimmu Borgir guitarist and founder Silenoz is our guest this week. We discuss the writing process of the band’s new record Eonian and the motivations behind it, how after eight years a new record becomes an event for fans, Dimmu Borgir’s 20-plus…
#234: John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax)
Apr 17, 2018 • 81 min
Legendary frontman John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax) joins us this week to discuss the early days of Armored Saint, their goal of getting signed prior to playing 50 shows, Mike Piazza’s favorite track by the band, the writing process for classic…
#233: Skindred Frontman Benji Webbe
Apr 9, 2018 • 63 min
We talk to Benji Webbe of Skindred about their new record Big Tings, the change in sound on this record, surviving getting stabbed in the neck and how close he came to dying, how gun control works in the UK, the importance of listening to the…
#232.5: Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante
Apr 6, 2018 • 44 min
Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and MS co-founder Vince Neilstein go one-on-one in a debate about how technology has affected the music industry. We discuss Benante’s assertion that “Apple had a big hand in destroying music,” his preference for…
#232: Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain
Apr 2, 2018 • 70 min
Underoath vocalist Spencer Chamberlain is our guest. We discuss the band’s new record Erase Me (out April 6th), the decision to make a new record after reuniting to tour, the reason the band decided to call it quits in 2013, the importance of the…
#231 Ihsahn (Emperor)
Mar 26, 2018 • 75 min
Emperor guitarist Ihsahn returns to the podcast this week to discuss his latest solo record Amr. He also tells us why a new Emperor album doesn’t make sense, how money and fame dictated peoples’ views in the early days of black metal, his views on…
#230: Kamelot Guitarist Thomas Youngblood
Mar 19, 2018 • 60 min
This week our guest is Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot. We discuss their new album The Shadow Theory, how Lauren Hart of Once Human (who guests on the new record) performed her first show with the band opening for Iron Maiden, how Kamelot made it into…
#229: Between the Buried and Me’s Tommy Rogers
Mar 12, 2018 • 68 min
This week we get to chat with BTBAM vocalist Tommy Rogers about latest the band’s latest record, Automata 1, the reason behind the decision to release this record in two parts (Automata 2 is out in June), the process of making music with his…
#228: Will Haven Guitarist Jeff Irwin
Mar 5, 2018 • 70 min
Will Haven guitarist Jeff Irwin is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s new record Muerte (out March 23rd), how the band functions and makes decisions these days, their evolution and three distinct chapters of their career, their debut…
#227: Rivers of Nihil Guitarist Brody Uttley
Feb 26, 2018 • 75 min
This week we chat with Rivers of Nihil guitarist Brody Uttley. We talk about the band’s third record Where Owls Know My Name, out March 16th via Metal Blade (order here), the depression millennials suffer due to technology, creating art in the…
#226: Howard Jones (Light the Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage)
Feb 19, 2018 • 71 min
Howard Jones is our guest this week. We discuss his latest project Light The Torch (formerly known as Devil You Know) and their new album Revival, the project he has been working on with Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork), his bucket list moment with…
Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf on The MetalSucks Podcast #225
Feb 12, 2018 • 72 min
Dave Wyndorf of the legendary Monster Magnet is our guest this week. We discuss the band’s latest record Mindfucker, how Dave’s approach this time differed from the last few records, the perfect live set list and how he tried to sequence the new…
Zakk Wylde on The MetalSucks Podcast #224
Feb 6, 2018 • 63 min
This week we chat with legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde. We talk about Black Label Society’s newest record Grimmest Hits, his recent debilitating sickness while on tour, the humor he brings to his Twitter account, his thoughts on retirement,…
The Atlas Moth’s Stavros Giannopoulos on The MetalSucks Podcast #223
Jan 29, 2018 • 82 min
This week we talked to Stavros Giannopoulos of The Atlas Moth. We discuss Coma Noir, their first first record in four years, which comes out February 9th via Prosthetic (pre-order). We also talk about how Joe Duplantier from Gojira almost…
John 5 on The MetalSucks Podcast #222
Jan 22, 2018 • 62 min
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,
Tribulation Guitarist Jonathan Hultén on The MetalSucks Podcast #221
Jan 15, 2018 • 61 min
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,
Exmortus Guitarist Conan Gonzalez on The MetalSucks Podcast #220
Jan 8, 2018 • 68 min
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,
Morbid Angel’s Steve Tucker on The MetalSucks Podcast #219
Dec 18, 2017 • 65 min
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 Best of 2017 on The MetalSucks Podcast #218 with Special Guests David Sanchez (Havok), John Kevill (Warbringer) and Jordan Gaw (Final Drive)
Dec 12, 2017 • 91 min
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.
Legend of the Seagullmen’s Jimmy Hayward and Danny Carey (Tool) on The MetalSucks Podcast #217.5
Dec 8, 2017 • 20 min
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 qu…
Entheos Drummer Navene Koperweis on The MetalSucks Podcast #217
Dec 5, 2017 • 79 min
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,
Woody Weatherman of Corrosion of Conformity on The MetalSucks Podcast #216
Nov 27, 2017 • 64 min
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 w…
Rita Haney on The MetalSucks Podcast #215
Nov 22, 2017 • 72 min
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,
Robb Flynn of Machine Head Sits Down with Axl Rosenberg and Vince Neilstein on The MetalSucks Podcast Special Episode #214.5
Nov 20, 2017 • 66 min
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,
Max Cavalera on The MetalSucks Podcast #214
Nov 13, 2017 • 62 min
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,
Wes Borland (Big Dumb Face, Limp Bizkit) on The MetalSucks Podcast #213
Nov 6, 2017 • 73 min
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,
Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher on The MetalSucks Podcast #212
Oct 30, 2017 • 76 min
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 …
Gwar’s Blothar on The MetalSucks Podcast #211
Oct 24, 2017 • 63 min
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’
Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan on The MetalSucks Podcast #210
Oct 16, 2017 • 74 min
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 pr…
Matt Heafy of Trivium on The MetalSucks Podcast #209
Oct 9, 2017 • 70 min
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,
Simone Simons of Epica on The MetalSucks Podcast #208, with Special Guests Axl Rosenberg and Emperor Rhombus!
Oct 2, 2017 • 70 min
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,
Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost on The MetalSucks Podcast #207, with Special Guests Axl Rosenberg and Emperor Rhombus!
Sep 25, 2017 • 68 min
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 “Hellrais…
Satyricon’s Satyr on The MetalSucks Podcast #206
Sep 18, 2017 • 71 min
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,
The Contortionist Vocalist Michael Lessard on The MetalSucks Podcast #205
Sep 14, 2017 • 70 min
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,
Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer) on The MetalSucks Podcast #204
Sep 5, 2017 • 62 min
Legendary drummer Dave Lombardo returns to the MetalSucks Podcast this week to discuss Dead Cross, his new collaboration with Mike Patton. Lombardo waxes ecstatic about Bill Ward’s inclusion of Dead Cross’s debut as one of the best…
Slipknot’s Clown (Shawn Crahan) on The MetalSucks Podcast #203
Aug 28, 2017 • 81 min
We catch up with Slipknot founder Clown to discuss the theatrical release of Day of the Gusano, an upcoming documentary about Slipknot fans in Mexico. We also talk about the importance of the visual artistry behind Slipknot, the difficulty of…
Brendon Small (Metalocalypse/Dethklok/Galaktikon) on The MetalSucks Podcast #202
Aug 21, 2017 • 68 min
This week we talk with Metalocalypse/Dethklok/Galaktikon creator Brendon Small. He tells us about the process of creating entire conceptual worlds to go along with albums, trademarking your own character’s voices, his youth and how…
Myrkur’s Amalie Bruun on The MetalSucks Podcast #201
Aug 14, 2017 • 63 min
Myrkur mastermind Amalie Bruun is our guest this week. We discuss her new album Mareridt, her collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe, how she feels more connected with nature than most humans, balancing style and substance as an artist, some of her…
Valient Himself (Valient Thorr), MS Co-Founder Vince Neilstein and Former Hosts Chuck and Godless on The MetalSucks Podcast 200th Episode!
Aug 7, 2017 • 86 min
This week we hit a milestone with Episode #200! We catch up with the first guest that ever graced the podcast, Valient Himself of Valient Thorr, to talk to us about being on Warped Tour, the band’s efforts to create new fans on a…
Julie Christmas (Cult of Luna, Made out of Babies, Spylacopa) on The MetalSucks Podcast #199
Jul 31, 2017 • 69 min
The mercurial, supremely talented Julie Christmas calls in this week. We discuss the upcoming North American tour for Mariner (her collaboration with Cult of Luna), her career as an educator, her past musical…
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) on The MetalSucks Podcast #198
Jul 25, 2017 • 61 min
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree — whose fifth solo album To the Bone comes out on August 18th — is our guest this week. We discuss how social media is anti-social, the abuse and criticism people give artists’ work without even listening to…