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Metalheads Podcast is a metal-themed podcast featuring George, Jay, Will, John, Matt and Markisan. The guys discuss metal news and new releases, perform in-depth interviews with great metal bands, and just generally have a blast arguing about that greatest of musical styles: Metal!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Metalheads Podcast welcomes listener Steve McDowell, who talks about playing music, MacGyvering an amp out of an old turntable, and growing up a metalhead in a Jehovah's Witness home. After having a few beers with Steve, we discuss News, New Releases and What We've Been Listening to. Plus, we reveal our Top 5 Metal Albums from 1997, the year Steve graduated from High School. So, take off your track pants and turn on your lava lamp for an evening of titanic metal talk.
The Metalheads Podcast destroys the 4-hour wall again with episode 102! We welcome listener Dan Klajncar, who talks about his unpronounceable last name, how he started headbanging and what the metal scene is like in Winnipeg, Canada. After we get to know Dan, he sticks around to discuss News, New Releases and What We've Been Listening to. Plus, we break down our Top 10 Favorite Live Sets. So, grab a dictionary and a strong stout, and join us for an extra long night of butchered names and blast beats.
Bros, booze and bands, the three Bs that define the third edition of the Coronavirus War Journal. For the first part of the episode we are joined by long-time podcast friend Mark, aka The Franchise. Then, speaking of bees, we talk to Jon and JR from Milton, Delaware’s Brimming Horn Meadery. We close out the episode hanging with Dustin, Noel and Zach from Uhtcearu.
The Metalheads Podcast takes a pilgrimage through "The World that Was" in Episode 101 with Temple of Void! All five members of the band join the cast to discuss the recording and release of their new album, and how they're handling the Coronavirus pandemic, including the heroic front line work of Brent and Jason. After the interview, ToV hangs around to discuss News, New Releases and What We've Been Listening to. Plus, we roll up our sleeves for an epic, third round of Metal Thunderdome and turn the lights low to reveal our Top 5 Horror Stories. So, throw on your Sunday best and join us in the Temple for sermon 101 of trvest devastation.
The Metalheads Podcast returns with another Coronavirus War Journal! We reach out to another batch of artists to see how they are holding up in the new reality. This episode we talk to The Necrosexual of Necrosexual and Basilysk, Tom from Allfather and Wretched Empires, and for the first time, all four members of Khemmis. Close the social distancing gap and huddle up for more metal fun.
The Metalheads Podcast hits 100! In this landmark episode we celebrate 50 years of heavy metal by counting down our favorite records from each year, starting with 2019 and ending with the birth of metal in 1970. Plus, ruminations on 80s adult-contemporary music, Sasquatch love and the blanket snuggle secrets of Bitchy Matt. So, grab yourself a cold brew and your favorite afghan, and settle in with George, Jay, Will, John, Matt and Markisan for an extra-special night of celebratory shenanigans!
Given the new pandemic reality we are all dealing with right now, George thought it would be fun and productive to start performing wellness check interviews with some of our favorite podcast guests. In this special episode we talk with Trevor from Ashen Horde in Los Angeles, Keith D of Arctic Sleep in Wisconsin and Joel from Thrawsunblat in Fredericton, New Brunswick to find out how they are doing, and how their corners of the world are holding up against the coronavirus. And of course we find out if they are using their downtime to create new music.
The Metalheads Podcast brings you a special, completely unsanitized episode from COVID-19 quarantine! We talk about how our lives have been affected by the pandemic, the impact of the virus on the metal community, the postponement of the Decibel Metal and Beer Festival in Philly and some recent metal news. Plus, the Top 5 Metal Albums We Would Want with Us in Government Quarantine and the true mystery of George's "hoodie" begins...
The Metalheads Podcast goes hardcore and gets jacked in Episode 99 with Butch Marino of Fight School! Butch reveals his philosophy on pumping iron, smashing desks, calling out posers and punching everything... including your Mom's Turkey dinner. After Butch takes us to school on how to be tough, he sticks around to make sure we stay true as we discuss News, New Releases and What We've Been Listening to. Plus, the return of Metal Thunderdome, the Top 5 Metal Albums to Listen To While Crushing Weights and the absolute horror of Ska pants.
The Metalheads Podcast rides the lightning into Episode 98! We welcome listener Josh Landau, who tells us how he got into metal, what 3 metal albums would help people better understand him as a person and why he absolutely adores our podcast. After surviving his interrogation, Josh joins us to discuss News, New Releases and What We've Been Listening to. Plus, the Top 5 Albums We are Looking Forward to in 2020 and George completely fails at metal dating. After the cast, stick around to hear some coverage and interviews from the Adroit Theory Brewing's Dawn of a Dark Day VI Beer Festival.
Welcome to a brand new decade of the Metalheads Podcast! We kick off 2020 by chatting about the metal holiday gifts we received, running down vital podcast stats from 2019 and giving out the prestigious Jay Awards for 2019. We also debut a brand new segment called Metal Thunderdome that pits Dio's "Holy Diver" against Mercyful Fate's "Melissa," and we share our thoughts on the life and legend of Neil Peart. Plus, the latest news, new releases, What We're Listening to and our Top 5 Albums from 2019 We Missed or Didn’t Put On Our Lists. Metalheads Podcast Episode 97 is here. So, raise a pint to 2020 and to Neil, and prepare for another raucous year next to your favorite neighbors of the beast.
2019 was an amazing year for metal. So amazing, in fact, we decided to beef up our lists from 25 to 40. Along with our Top 40 album reveals, you'll hear the sounds of George not drinking beer, John breaking down vital statistics, Markisan describing satanic summer home rentals, Matt getting bitchy with Google pronunciation tech, and an under-the-weather Will using a rectal thermometer wrong. We also discuss our Top 5 Metal Album Covers of the Year and debut a brand new, year-end feature – The Jay Award – in honor of Jay spoiling our combined album rankings without apology or regret. We made our lists. We checked them twice. This is the result. Episode 96 – The Top 40 Metal Albums of 2019. Merry Christmas!
Gather round our metal campfire, listeners! Today, Joel Violette of Thrawsunblat returns to regale you with new tales of blackened folk majesty! In Episode 95 of the Metalheads Podcast, he chats with us about preparing for the band's first live performance at The Capital Complex in New Brunswick, exploring Canadian stories through song, contributing to the Maritime Metal documentary, and how he may or may not be magically powered by forests. Joel also set up a tent and stuck around to talk about the latest Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. Plus, we pay tribute to All Hallow's Eve with our Top 5 Halloween Metal Songs! So, grab a seat beside the fire and poke a fat marshmallow with a stick, because you are about to listen to the audio equivalent of eating a S'more beneath Canadian starlight.
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