I am pretty psyched to announce that I will be joining the weekly heavy metal talk show “Last Words” as a regular co-host. “Last Words” is presented by metal news site The Pit and I join fellow co-hosts Jordan Olds (Two Minutes to Late Night) and Katy Irizarry (Season Of Mist / Loudwire).
It’s pretty funny because I was a featured guest on the show just a few weeks ago and we had so much fun, I was offered a regular slot. Basically, we breakdown select heavy albums that are released each week and debate the metal news of the week. I’m definitely looking forward to talking a gang of shit and listening to lots of new music. I can’t complain. Check out clips of my first episode as co-host below. Subscribe to “Last Words” on YouTube HERE!
Hello friends! I will be playing guitar with Mark Morton from Lamb of God’s solo band on a short US tour this month. Having been friends with Mark forever and even filling in for him before in LoG, it’s an honor to be considered for this gig. If you haven’t checked out the record, it’s called Anesthetic and it’s available now everywhere you buy or stream music. You may have heard the incredible track “Crossed Off” which features the last recorded material from the late Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington.
The rest of the band is rounded out by Art Cruz (Winds of Plague, Prong) on drums and Mark Morales and Nick Villareal from Sons of Texas on vocals and bass. We will be co-headlining with Light The Torch feat. Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage) and one of my favorite bands, Moon Tooth.
You can purchase advance tickets and VIP packages HERE. Dates below. Hope to see you guys there in the front row \m/
In all honesty, I’m not much of a capitalist. But partially out of responding to consistent requests from fans on social media combined with a little experimentation to test the waters to see if people would even be interested, I’ve added 4 items my new webstore. Both T-shirts are available exclusively through Ex Man Podcast show sponsor Rockabilia.com linked through this site.
Byzantine guitarist/vocalist, Chris “OJ” Ojeda, joins Doc to discuss how the band got their break, the naive mistakes they made in the early years, the struggle they experienced balancing band life and home life, the band breakup and reunion, Byzantine’s new lease on life and record deal with Metal Blade, OJ’s vocal technique, and his account of the reality of life in West Virginia.
This episode features the song “Toast to the Ghost” by Bad Wolves and “Trapjaw” by Byzantine from their new album The Cicada Tree.
I am so excited to announce this. My band BAD WOLVES has just announced that we have signed with powerhouse rock label, Eleven Seven Music, home to other artists such as Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Motley Crüe, and In Flames.
The band has also revealed that we have linked up with Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch as band manager. In a statement from Zoltan, “I knew these guys for many years from their previous bands so I knew they were all exceptional musicians, but when they formed BAD WOLVES and played me the first few songs, I thought, ‘Okay… there is fire here, this one has the magical combination.’ Hard work and persistence always outstrip talent, and these guys have both.”
Check out the lyric video above for the track “Toast to the Ghost”, featured on the band’s as yet untitled debut record, slated for release in early 2018. Expect a full slate of non-stop touring around the world next year beyond.
The legendary crossover band Body Count featuring Ice-T have released a music video highlighting street violence in America for the song, “This Is Why We Ride”, which was co-written by Doc Coyle. Fun fact: It was directed by Treach of esteemed hip hop group, Naughty By Nature. “This Is Why We Ride” is from the latest Body Count album Bloodlust. Check it!
Doc Coyle’s progressive hard rock outfit Vagus Nerve has just released their 2nd music video for the track “Promised Me The World” from their Visceral EP released in 2016. The video was shot, directed, and edited by Carlos Almonte using footage captured from their 1st tour.
The band has also announced tour dates in the Northeast US this summer.
Aug 4th – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Aug 5th – Philadelphia, PA @ Whisky Tango
Aug 6th – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
A brand new band called Bad Wolves featuring Doc Coyle, John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver), Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, ex-Divine Heresy), Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead), and Kyle Konkiel (VIMIC, ex-In This Moment) has just released their first music video and single for the track “Learn To Live. The track is available for stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and can purchased for a digital download HERE.
So the cat is out of the bag. I will be filling in on guitar for my homey Mike Lonestar from the the legendary Darkest Hour on a short European run. This is an incredible opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited. Thanks to everyone in the band and for having me aboard. I’ll do my best to do you fellas proud.
April 29 Dunkerque, France Les 4 Ecluses
April 30 Birmingham, UK The Flapper
May 1 Cardiff, UK CLWB Ifor Bach
May 2 London, UK The Underworld Camden
May 3 Cologne, Germany Underground
May 4 Haarlem, Netherlands Patronaat
May 5 Aarschot, Belgium De Klinker
May 6 Hamburg, Germany Hafenrock-Festival
May 7 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta
May 8 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia
May 9 Warsaw, Poland Poglos
May 10 Praha, Czech Republic 007
May 11 Leipzig, Germany Conne Island
May 12 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk/Hansa 39
May 13 Bezrik Landstrasse, Austria Viper Room