Doc welcomes Chimaira lead guitarist, Rob Arnold, to the show to talk about Rob’s disappearance from the public eye after quitting Chimaira, the early days of Chimaira, evolving from nu-metal to the NWOAHM, the backlash of becoming more progressive on their self-titled album, the band growing apart over the years, what led him to quit, focusing on becoming a producer, and Rob interviews Doc a bit asking about his time playing touring with Metallica.
This episode features the songs “Survivor’s Guilt” by Pangaea, “My Last Murder” by The Elite, and “Disposable Heroes” by Chimaira.
Doc welcomes YouTuber and Jynx guitarist, Justin Whang, to the show to talk about how Doc and Justin met when he was in his former band, PUi, how he began creating content for YouTube, the modern state of social media, the cross-section between video games and YouTube, PewDiePie, censorship and Alex Jones, Jeffrey Epstein and the current state of social mistrust, and his band, Jynx.
Doc welcomes Baroness frontman/guitarist and visual artist, John Dyer Baizley, to the show to talk about Baroness’ creative process, his philosophy as an artist, feelings on fame, what inspired him to make creative work his life, and dealing with the politics of sexism in the touring environment.
This episode features the song “Self Repair Manifesto” by Nothing and “Front Toward Enemy” by Baroness.
Doc welcomes host of The Punk Rock MBA YouTube show, Finn McKenty, and they talk about his history as a blogger writing under the satirical alias, Sgt. D, how he fell in love with marketing and business, how a job working at a screen printer led to him being hired by CreativeLive, his approach and enthusiasm for social media, the culture of YouTube vloggers, where heavy music and rock stands in modern times, his philosophy around always learning new things and keeping up with the times, and the positive reinforcement on the Punk Rock MBA Facebook group.
This episode features the songs “Eviscerate” by Matriarchs and “Weeding Out The Thorns” by Human Remains.
Doc welcomes fellow Bad Wolves guitarist, Chris Cain, to the show and they talk about how Chris got into guitar, growing up in Iowa, falling into the hardcore/metalcore scene and almost immediately hitting the road with Too Pure Too Die, getting his 1st break playing guitar with Sacramento band Elysia, how he went from playing with For The Fallen Dreams to playing in Bury Your Dead, why he left Bury Your Dead and went back home to Iowa, getting into guitar teching for pop acts, and why he was willing to sacrifice a stable career to join Bad Wolves.
This episode features the song “Art of Betrayal” by Fate Destroyed and “I Swear” by Bad Wolves.
Doc welcomes artist manager of the band Suicide Silence, Jerry Clubb, to talk about dabbling in fantasy sports, his time working for Prosthetic Records, discovering Suicide Silence as a young local band in Southern California, his background in college radio. being an early adopter of Myspace as a marketing tool for music, challenges he faced as a new artist manager without much clout, how Suicide Silence’s self-titled album led to Jerry splitting with the band, his time temporarily leaving the music industry and eventually reconciling with the band, and his passion for film and filmmaking.
This episode features the song “Mastador” by Ruinstar and “Too Far Gone” by Big Wreck.
Doc welcomes ex-Korn and current BI•AS drummer, David Silveria, on the show and they talk about how his new band, BI•AS, got off the ground, his evolution in approaching drum tones, dealing with a devastating back injury and how it led to him leaving Korn, the deterioration of the relationships in Korn over the years, what it was like to own and run a busy restaurant, Korn’s early years and helping create Nu Metal, changing their sound and experiencing mainstream success on Follow The Leader, how building and marketing a band has changed since the 90s, and dealing with social media in the modern age.
This episode features the songs “Nightshade” by Blue Midnight and “Pity” by BI•AS.
Doc welcomes Carnifex vocalist, Scott Ian Lewis, to discuss the new film, Lords of Chaos, based on the book of the same name, about the history, music, and controversial crimes committed by the Norwegian Black Metal band, Mayhem. They also talk about Scott’s recently crowdfunded graphic novel, Death Dreamer, his interest in film and screenwriting, as well as an update on the latest happenings with Carnifex.
This episode features the song “This War” by Alyxx and “Bury Me In Blasphemy” by Carnifex.
Doc speaks with Underoath keyboard player, Chris Dudley, about meeting and touring together in 2003, their love for Jimmy Eat World, Underoath’s role as a trailblazer bringing keyboards into the hardcore scene, what it was like to have success with Spencer joining the band on Only Chasing Safety, experimenting with their sound over the years, why they broke up and what he did in the intervening years, how his and the band’s relationship with Christian faith has evolved over the years.
This episode features the song “Bullets” by EVERYBODY PANIC! and “On My Teeth” by Underoath.
Doc welcomes Lamb of God lead guitarist, Mark Morton, to the show and they talk about Mark’s unique playing style, what it’s been like to develop the live show for his solo band, what inspired him to branch out and do a solo album, his evolution as a lead guitarist, the philosophy behind how Lamb of God songs are written, Mark’s background as an academic and political science major, his thoughts on putting himself out there on social media, what growing up in Virginia and the south means to him, and discovering his sobriety.
This episode features the song “Falling Down” by Henry Cloutier, “Into The Night” by Central Disorder, and “Sworn Apart” by Mark Morton featuring Jacoby Shaddix.