I Hate Music
I Hate Music
Jason Walton
Discussions about music, life, and everything else. Hosted by Jason Walton and Nick Wusz.
Episode 71 - Metal Fests
We are back once again, this time to reminisce about metal fests we've attended, compare notes on fests we would like to attend, and look forward to fests we will attend in the future.  What are our favorite festivals, and our favorite festival experiences?  What makes a good festival and what lead to the popularity of fests in America and Europe?  Which festivals are run the best, which ones have access to the best food?  We talk about indoor versus outdoor festivals and share stories of our festival experiences at Roadburn, Northwest Terror Fest, Wacken, Milwaukee Metal Fest, Maryland Death Fest, Migration Fest, Party San, and more. As usual we do a couple of segments to wrap up the show, plead for listener emails, and beg for purchases on the webstore.   -------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz. "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. Segment intro music by Jori Apedaile, and Adam Stacey. Produced by Jason Walton for Earth in Sound Productions. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, listen to our playlist on Spotify, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Feb 8
58 min
Episode 70 - Record Collecting, and "We Suffer, but Why?"
In this episode we dive into the complicated world of collecting, and of course, record collecting to be specific.  Purchasing physical media from artists we love is very important to us, but how do you manage all of it financially and logistically?  Where do you draw the line and when has it gone too far?  We discuss, contemplate, and pontificate on the mechanics of being a die-hard music fan and record collector. Right after that, we tackle a few segments, read some listener email, and finish with a semi-exhaustive piece on Napalm Death's classic and divisive track, "You Suffer."  We gathered clips and comments from friends and luminaries in the scene, each one offering their thoughts on the song, interspersed with live versions and covers of the infamous two second song.  See below for the break down of who and what you are hearing in this piece, in order of appearance. "We Suffer, but Why": Casey C-PNapalm Death Live (Unknown)Ione WaltonJohan J.J Jonasson "You Suffer" Orchestral CoverJon Rosenthal (Invisible Oranges and Decibel Magazine)Ione WaltonEllory WaltonNapalm Death Live (Unknown)Napalm Death Live (Unknown)Napalm Death Live on 1989's "What's That Noise?" BBCIone and Ellory WaltonNick Wusz (Dolven)Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)j_shima "You Suffer" Jazz Instrumental VersionDylan Neal (Thief)Don AndersonChris Dick (Music Journalist, Decibel Magazine)Don AndersonHunter Ginn ( Canvas Solaris, Sculptured)Don AndersonJori Apedaile (Eneferens, Hyalithe)Opeth "You Suffer" Cover Live Helsinki, Finland 2017Andy Whale (Bolt Thrower, DeathCollector)Adam Stacey (Secret Chiefs 3, Estradasphere) with Sage Stacey------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz. "I Hate Music" theme written by Marius Sjoli, performed by Billy Smear.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. Segment intro music by Jori Apedaile, and Adam Stacey. Produced by Jason Walton for Earth in Sound Productions. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, listen to our playlist on Spotify, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Jan 31
1 hr 18 min
Episode 69 - Dungeon Synth with Mortiis
Mortiis has been an outlier and a legend in dark music for decades.  From being an original member of Norwegian Black Metal band Emperor, to his solo work as Mortiis, to the suicidal ambience of Vond, Mortiis has often been misunderstood, yet he has blazed his own path with no regard for trend or what could be deemed successful.  Now, decades later, the genre Mortiis arguably created has had an explosion in popularity worldwide.  In this episode we welcome Mortiis into our own dungeon to discuss Dungeon Synth past and present, his time in Emperor, gear, and his writing process. We also welcome Jori Apedaile of Eneferens as he joins us as a third host and helps us tackle listener Emails about download codes, meeting our musical heroes, as well as helping us keep track of all the damn people named Kyle that write in.  The three of us attack another "FMK," a "T-Shirt of the Day," and of course a "Let's Stump Nick (and Jori)."     -------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz.  Special guest host Jori Apedaile. "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. Segment intro music by Jori Apedaile, Adam Stacey, and Nathanael Larochette. Bumper music by Mortiis. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, listen to our playlist on Spotify, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Jan 18
2 hr 9 min
Episode 68 - Best of 2023 and the Fight Against Evangelists in the ’80s and ’90s
We are fighting the Christmas spirit this year by discussing the trend of Metal bands writing about money-grubbing, lying, megachurch owning evangelists in the '80s and '90s such as the infamous battle between Deicide's Glen Benton and Christian Talk Show Host Bob Larson.  We also share our favorite albums from 2023, including picks from Spirit Possession, Frozen Soul, Phobocosm, Blood Incantation, Xysma, and more.   Listener emails bring us back to discussing Gwar again, discovering the New Mexico Metal scene, and we get another email from that one dude, Kyle.  You'll also find a few segments at the end to round out the evening.   -------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz. "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. Segment intro music by Jori Apedaile, Adam Stacey, and Nathanael Larochette. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, listen to our playlist on Spotify, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Dec 20, 2023
2 hr 9 min
Episode 67 - Why Acoustic Guitars are Metal, and Thanksgiving Music with Nathanael Larochette
In this episode we are joined by Canadian composer and guitarist Nathanael Larochette (Musk Ox, The Night Watch, Solo) to talk turkey about all our favorite Thanksgiving songs and more importantly, discuss why acoustic music, and particularly acoustic guitars, are metal.  We share with each other how acoustic music has impacted us, why we think it works in a metal context, and pontificate on why we think it has become so popular within metal, and within its own metal adjacent genres. We each play a song or two that we think exemplifies acoustic music in metal, while Nick and Jason get into some segments such as "T-Shirt of the Day," "FMK," and "Let's Stump Nick."  We round out the episode with some listener emails, corrections on dumb statements and glaring omissions we've made, and give a call out to listeners to school us on New Mexican Metal bands.   *Please visit our Linktree to access our Spotify playlist featuring songs we play on the show, as well as related songs.  Playlist will be updated for each episode. -------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz. "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. Segment intro music by Jori Apedaile, Adam Stacey, and Nathanael Larochette. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, listen to our playlist on Spotify, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Dec 6, 2023
1 hr 55 min
Episode 66 - Halloween, Bands That Were an Acquired Taste, and Time Traveling for Music
Nick and Jason kick off the episode by catching up a bit before getting into some fascinating and terrifying listener emails.  They then dive into the theme of Halloween in music, which of course, devolves into related themes such as Fall and Horror films.   Discussions of time traveling for the sake of witnessing historic moments in musical history and which bands took some getting used to for Jason round out the episode. A couple of new segments are introduced and we play some songs related to the discussions as well. *Please visit our Linktree to access our Spotify playlist featuring songs we play on the show, as well as related songs.  Playlist will be updated for each episode. -------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz. "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, listen to our playlist on Spotify, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Oct 16, 2023
1 hr 47 min
Episode 65 - Climate Change, Concert Etiquette, and ”It Was a Different Time.”
You can't deny this episode.  From protest music of the '60's, to punk, thrash metal, and grindcore, musicians and artists have been warning us about climate change for decades, but why aren't we listening?  We have no idea but we sure love the music.  We discuss politics in music and environmentally aware bands like Nuclear Assault, and D.R.I, as well as discuss climate changes within music such as the "Weirding of Norway" or when metal bands turned to alternative music in the '90's for inspiration. We play a few of our favorite songs that fit within the aforementioned topics, and discuss pressing issues like the best first date metal concerts, concert etiquette, and tolerance of bands evolving into something that they weren't initially. *Please visit our Linktree to access our Spotify playlist featuring songs we play on the show, as well as related songs.  Playlist will be updated for each episode. -------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz. "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, listen to our playlist on Spotify, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Aug 14, 2023
1 hr 36 min
Episode 64 - Don’t Call it a Comeback!
I Hate Music is back!  After a much needed vacation, we finally got sick of putting our feet up and sipping on cocktails and decided we missed this too much to retire permanently.  During our vacation we had a lot of time to reflect, and ponder our history and what we are doing.  We realized we needed something different, something to revitalize our spirits and inspire us to move further into uncharted waters.  So, we are back with a new format, new goals, new ideas - and a co-host!   Please welcome to IHM as our new co-host, Nick Wusz.  Nick is an old friend, and we have attended many concerts together, we have travelled together, raised our kids together, had many good times and hard times together and we are thrilled to have him on board.  You may know him best from heading up acoustic doom band Dolven, or from his whistling work in Sculptured, but now you can add this podcast to his resume as well.   In this episode we discuss reunions.  Why they happen, and can they be good?  We play a couple of songs from bands that did it right, and discuss other bands that maybe didn't do it so well.  So, join us for "less rock, more talk" and walk with us into this next chapter. -------------------- Hosts:  Jason Walton and Nick Wusz. "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli.  I Hate Music image by Jori Apedaile. -------------------- Follow us on socials, donate to support the podcast, and visit us online: I Hate Music Linktree Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production**
Jul 21, 2023
1 hr 39 min
Episode 63 - Tanner Anderson (Obsequiae, Panopticon, Celestiial)
Tanner Anderson.  I hate the word talent, but people like Tanner make me rethink my aversion to the concept.  I've been fortunate enough to call Tanner a friend for quite awhile now, and am overjoyed to watch him evolve and grow as an artist particularly with Obsequiae.  If you like "Non Serviam", with a touch of "Skydancer", and a sprinkle of "His Majesty at the Swamp," and if you don't need me to tell you what bands made those records, this episode, this band, and this man, are for you. Tanner also treats us to an exclusive premiere of a new Obsequiae song, just for I Hate Music!  So, please pass the aux to Tanner, and join us as we discuss Pizza Thrash, tons of obscure records, why the demo is always better, and the relevance of Dungeon Synth in 2022. -------------------- "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli. Bumper music by Obsequiae. Featuring exclusive premiere of a new Obsequiae demo song! -------------------- https://www.facebook.com/hatepod.music/ https://www.instagram.com/i_hate_music_podcast/ Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com Donations to support our podcast: paypal.me/hatepod #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production** https://www.earthinsound.org/ --This episode sponsored by The Sonic Cloth Podcast https://thesoniccloth.podbean.com/
Mar 3, 2022
2 hr 7 min
Episode 62 - Daniel Lake (Author of USBM)
Daniel Lake is a contributor to Decibel Magazine, but as of late, he has been more in the public eye due to his book, USBM.  The book dives into the motivations, histories, and music of a number of heavy hitters in the United States Black Metal scene, and I wanted to learn more about his process of researching and writing this gem.   So, please pass the aux to Daniel, and join us as we talk about black metal, travel, thrash metal, and Satan. -------------------- "I Hate Music" theme by Marius Sjoli. Bumper music by Leviathan and Absu. -------------------- https://www.facebook.com/hatepod.music/ https://www.instagram.com/i_hate_music_podcast/ Email and listener suggestions to: hate.pod.music@gmail.com Donations to support our podcast: paypal.me/hatepod #ihatemusicpodcast **I Hate Music is an Earth in Sound Production** https://www.earthinsound.org/ --This episode sponsored by The Sonic Cloth Podcast https://thesoniccloth.podbean.com/
Jan 25, 2022
54 min
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