Doc welcomes All That Remains drummer, Jason Costa, to the show to talk about their collective belief in aliens, his early days coming up in the Boston hardcore scene as a metalhead, how he developed his playing style, his time with Diecast, how struggling to make it and living in poverty convinced him to quit the band, getting away from playing drums altogether, how he was convinced to play with All That Remains, what it has been like to finally get some success as a musician, and how All That Remains has persevered in lieu of lead guitarist Oli Hebert’s death.
This episode features the songs “You Push Me Away” by Dead Defined, “Plumbus” by Doppelganger, and “The Consumerist” by Bad Wolves.
On this very special 100th episode of The Ex-Man podcast, Doc welcomes Hatebreed vocalist and Jasta Show podcast host Jamey Jasta and they talk about Hatebreed’s place in the NWOAHM, the state of rock radio, dealing with politics within the music industry, how Entombed and Sepultura influenced early Hatebreed, how growing up poor in urban Connecticut shaped his world view in feeling Iike an underdog, where his entrepreneurial ambitions stem from, how his time as a booking agent informed him on Iearning from the mistakes from other underground bands, helping create a community by extending an olive branch to up and coming artists, being an innovator as frontman with stage banter, and the Chvrches/Gojira controversy.
This episode features the songs “Home” by Eclipsica, “Are You In There” by NeverWake, and “13 Appears” by Jasta featuring Tommy Victor.
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Doc welcomes All That Remains vocalist, Phil Labonte, on the show for the third time to discuss his entry into the metal scene as a guitarist and then a vocalist for death metal band Perpetual Doom, his time with Shadows Fall and why he Ieft the band, what drove him to start and persevere with All That Remains, changing Iineups and improving the sound of the band with the help of Killswitch Engage’s Adam D, his development as a singer, finally achieving success after years of struggling, the challenges of crossing over into the radio market, and Doc picks Phil’s brain on Trump impeachment and the 2020 Election.
This episode features the songs “Serotonin” by Kalt Weiss and “Victim of the New Disease” by All That Remains.
Doc welcomes YouTube music Crash Thompson aka The Rock Critic to the show to discuss the modern state of music criticism, the new Tool album Fear Inoculum, and how Tool engages outside of the norms of the rest of the industry.
Doc welcomes Emmure guitarist, Joshua Travis, to the show and they talk about his time with The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, how he developed his sound, the genesis of “the yuck”, his early guitar influences, his time with Glass Cloud, how he joined Emmure, how his musical personality has fit into Emmure’s creative process, and the complexities of racial identity and culture have shaped Josh’s artistic interests.
This episode features the song “Living Dead” by We’re All Wrong and “Flag of the Beast” by Emmure.
Doc welcomes Volumes vocalist Myke Terry to the show to talk about coming up in the Richmond, VA metalcore scene with his first band Cassius, how he joined Bury Your Dead, developing his vocal style and experimenting with singing, the aftermath of quitting Bury Your Dead, experiencing racism in the metal scene, moving to Des Moines, IA to start an indie rock band called IVA, eventually heading west to try at professional wrestling, his stint as a solo R&B artist, being an early vocalist for Bad Wolves when it was called Eye of Tongues, and eventually joining Volumes.
This episode features the songs “Legacy Hampton” by Suspicious Minds, “Skingraft” by Cassius, “Hurting Not Helping” by Bury Your Dead, “Hot Blood” by IVA, “Red Handed” by Myke Terry, and “Finite” by Volumes.