Doc welcomes his father, Kevin Coyle, to the show and they talk about Kevin’s childhood growing up in New Jersey, how he into playing piano and discovered jazz, what attracted him to American black culture and music, meeting my mother, dealing with racism as an interracial couple, the difficulty of raising two children as a working musician, how he helped cultivate my brother and I’s foray into guitar and music, how his politics were shaped, what it was like seeing his sons become professional musicians, and performing piano on a couple God Forbid albums.
This episode features the song “The Lonely Dead” by God Forbid featuring Kevin Coyle.
Doc welcomes Bad Wolves lawyer, Eric German, back to the show and they talk about how the economic shutdown surrounding COVID-19 has altered and hurt the music industry, how artists can possibly take advantage of this challenging time, what the state of the rock and metal genre is in terms of business and commerce, and debate how bands should share equity, and if the concept of traditional band structures is even relevant to the modern music industry.
This episode features the songs “Warrior” by Jazmin Conte and “Bullet” by Hyro The Hero.
Doc welcomes Bad Wolves drummer, John Boecklin, for his second appearance on the show to talk about how John feels about the success of Bad Wolves 3 years removed from his last time on the pod, dealing with the growing pains of developing the band’s sound on the second album, how the writing process is evolving, how Bad Wolves fits into the metal scene, Tim Lambesis and morality, the fallout of the success of the “Zombie” single, and John’s girlfriend, Madison, jumps on the show to give us some insight into and from the perspective of Generation Z.
This episode features the songs “Right of Center” by Ceraphym and “Junkie Girl” by Madison Braddy.
Doc welcomes music producer, Mark Lewis, to the show and they talk about what he thinks the role of a producer is, growing up as a metalhead and guitarist in Maryland, going to recording school at Full Sail University, how he was hired by Jason Suecoff to be a recording assistant and engineer, what he learned from Jason, eventually stepping out on his own to fully produce his own records with bands like Devildriver and Black Dahlia Murder, what he think about the current state of metal production, his experience working with God Forbid on Equilibrium, how he ended up re-mixing Megadeth’s debut album Killing Is My Business…, and moving to Nashville to build a new recording studio.
This episode features the songs “Affliction” by Revanchrist and “Back Foot” by Dinosaur Pile-Up.
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 speaks with his bandmate and bassist from Bad Wolves, Kyle Konkiel, about his stint doing his own podcast, Tour Bus Confidential, getting started in the LA metal scene with the band Grimefield, how he got the gig to play bass for In This Moment, the personal difficulty of dealing with getting kicked out of the band and starting over, the ups and downs of joining Scar The Martyr, how and why the band changed their name to Vimic, why he left Vimic to join Bad Wolves, and what it’s been like to find crossover success this late in his career.
This episode features the song “Sensation” by Stalin and the song “She Sees Everything’ by Vimic.
Doc’s guest is entertainment lawyer, Eric German, who represents bands like Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, and formerly Doc’s old band, God Forbid. Eric talks about growing up as a devoted metalhead, his college experience and why he decided to get into law, his time working in concert promotion, litigating the infamous Napster lawsuit, the fall of metal in the 90s, the challenges hard rock and metal face in a changing music industry, and gives some advice on how to be successful new band in the current landscape.
This episode features the song “Mega Piranha” by In Search of Sun from the album, Virgin Funk Mother.
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.
In lieu of having a guest, Doc decides to put a spotlight on the fans and supporters by answering their questions for an entire episode.
This episode features the song “The World Is Yours” by In Search of Sun from the album The World Is Yours, and the song “N2” by God Forbid from the album Reject The Sickness, which is currently available under the dual release Sickness and Misery.
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