This episode we crack open some brews and crank up the party volume to eleven with Andy Horn and Jonah Livingston of Loud Night! The boys chat with us about writing songs dumb enough to play blind drunk, riffing their way through the pandemic, and the inspiring power of a bench-pressing brother. We also discuss the latest Metal News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and the Top 5 Songs We'd Play if We had a Radio Show. Plus, hot spikes, six degrees of separation from us and Corey's Angels and George opens his denim sack?!? Episode 112 with Loud Night is the best party in town. Listen to it quick before the neighbors call the cops.
4 hr 45 min
This episode we welcome Decibel writers Daniel Lake and Nick Green to talk about Dan's fantastic new book, USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal. In an epic, 3-hour chat, Dan and Nick discuss how they got into metal, what it was like for Dan to interview bands for the book, the continuing evolution of U.S. black metal and how the legendary Tom G. Warrior came to write the book's foreword. They also discuss the early days of Decibel Magazine and what it's like to be a part of the highly respected publisher. After the longest, most comprehensive Q&A in the history of metal, we dig into News, New Releases, What We're Listening To and Albums of the Episode. We also reveal our Top 5 Favorite U.S. Black Metal Albums, John delivers vital stats from our 2020 Top 25 episode and Matt gives us a very divided Metal Thunderdome, pitting Gojira against Mastodon from the comfort of his snuggle dungeon. Plus, anacondas, crocodiles and why Markisan loves space.
5 hr 38 min
2020 may have sucked overall, but metal did not. Bands and record labels truly rallied in the 2nd half of the year to deliver us some outstanding audio gifts. So, nestle in to a snug spot by your Christmas tree, pour a tankard of spiked nog and listen to us unwrap the very best metal presents of 2020. Plus, revel in the joy of John's Dork Fartress! Episode 110 – The Top 25 Metal Albums of 2020. Happy holidays to you and yours!
Dec 29, 2020
5 hr 54 min
This episode we're honored to have death metal legend, David Gregor of Morta Skuld, on the cast. We talk to him about the band's crushing new album, "Suffer for Nothing," melting faces for 30 years, his favorite bands to play shows with, how metal has changed since the 90s, and driving Ronnie James Dio around when he was a production assistant. After the interview, Dave destroys Will's lightning round and hangs out for the rest of the ep to discuss news, new releases and what we're listening to. We also reveal the listener poll results of the last Metal Thunderdome and break down our Top 5 Metal Albums of 1990. Plus, Will's voice unexpectedly cracks and he becomes a man! So, grab a brew and crank up the volume on your favorite pod player. It's time to bang your head to the tales of a metal god and celebrate 30 years of Morta Skuld! Episode 109 with David Gregor is here.
Nov 23, 2020
4 hr 22 min
Jeff and Stephanie Gresham, friends of the podcast, join us for Episode 108. After conversing about the current reality, Jeff gives us his top 5 quarantine albums as well as some of his favorite albums from 2020. Then Jeff and Steph stick around to help us out with news, new releases, what we are listening to and more. Markisan pits Iron Maiden versus Judas Priest in Metal Thunderdome, and then we pick our Top 5 Death Metal albums.
Oct 26, 2020
4 hr 44 min
In Episode 107 we welcome the members of black metal band Skaldr. They give us the goods on their recently released first album, Scythe of Our Errors, and then stick around to help out with News, New Releases, What We Are Listening To and our Top 5 Black Metal Albums of the Last Five Years. We also announce the results of last episode’s Metal Thunderdome.
Sep 21, 2020
4 hr 28 min
This episode we welcome Grant McKee, owner of Bucket o' Blood Books and Records in Chicago. Grant talks about running a record shop in a pandemic, how he got into metal, offering an exclusive cassette for the new Enslaved album and surviving the consumption of old, forgotten beer. We also discuss Metal News, New Releases and What We're Listening To. Plus, Albums of the Episode, a torturous Metal Thunderdome and our Top 5 Favorite Metal Album Packages! So, throw back an ancient brew and join us as we drop the needle into an ultra-heavy groove with Grant.
Aug 24, 2020
4 hr 29 min
This episode we welcome George's friend from high school, Ian Locke, who talks about how he got into metal and regales us with spicy tales of teen George! We also discuss Metal News, New Releases and What We're Listening To. Plus, we look back on our epic Midyear cast, debut a new segment called Album of the Episode and count down our Top 5 Bands George Told Us About! So, steal a varsity jacket and work up the courage to talk to an old crush, because we're taking you back in time to metal prom in Michigan.
Aug 10, 2020
3 hr 58 min
In part two our special, 7-hour mid-year episode we, and guest James Lewis of Decibel Magazine, finally get around to counting down our 25 favorite albums released between January and June. Plus, Matt tries to reference every song title on Metallica's Black Album, George perfects the art of speaking at half speed, and Markisan chases rainbows and crashes in a mead haze, only to make the greatest comeback in metal podcasting history. The ultimate TOP 25 METAL ALBUMS of 2020 MIDYEAR are here! Accept no substitutes!
Jul 20, 2020
5 hr 10 min
In part one of this special, 7-hour episode we welcome our friend James Lewis of Decibel Magazine and reveal our Top 5 Album Covers and Top 5 EPs of the year so far. Check out part two for the Top 25 Albums of 2020 at midyear.
Jul 20, 2020
1 hr 48 min