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In this uncharacteristically short episode, Will returns to the cast cancer-free and with a renewed distaste for the Black Album. In lightning-quick fashion we make short work of the News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. We announce the winner of last episode’s Metal Thunderdome and with tongue firmly planted in cheek we plow through our Top 5 Complaints About Decibel’s Year-End List. Make sure to stock up on your own top complaints, because our Top 25 Albums of 2022 will be coming in December.
This episode we kick things off with a roundtable discussion on which bands will be the next big hitters in metal. After using our old metal dick powers to predict the future of heavy music, we dive into News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. We also share our thoughts on the recently announced lineup for the 2023 Decibel Metal and Beer Fest in Philadelphia, and Jay locks Black Sabbath’s Born Again and Motorhead’s Another Perfect Day inside a bloody Metal Thunderdome. Plus, some of us may or may not spontaneously burst into song...
This episode Will returns! We also welcome Samarth Singh, a new friend we met at Maryland Death Fest in May. We talk to Sam about discovering metal in his home country of India, continuing his education in America and how Will lured him to the dark side at MDF with sweet promises of companionship and beer. After getting to know Sam, we reveal the winner of our last Metal Thunderdome, then dig into Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. Plus, Jay and Matt share stories from Psycho Las Vegas, and we count down the Top 5 Bands We’d Recommend to People Who Want to Try Metal.
This episode our friend Steve McDowell returns to the podcast to fill in for Will, who just finished up his radiation treatments. Get better soon, buddy! We kicked things off with a spirited roundtable on bands doing reunions without key members. Then we discussed the latest metal news and new releases, and shared what we've been listening to lately. Plus, John locks us in the Metal Thunderdome with two of the best post metal albums of all time - Neurosis "Through Silver in Blood" Vs. Isis "Panopticon" - and Steve's wife Maggie makes a surprise appearance at the end of the show to talk about Bathory, the perils of Country Thunder and the baddest bitch she ever met.
It’s a midyear miracle! This episode we reveal our Top 25 metal albums released between January and June IN UNDER 5 HOURS! Pour a beer and prepare your ears for this aerodynamic countdown of the best metal recommendations around (and no one’s ever gonna keep em down). Plus, Will reads his old love letters from Jay.
This episode our friend Justin Riley-Velez drops by to discuss the Edison Lot lineup for this month's Maryland Death Fest. We also reveal last episode's Metal Thunderdome results and dig into news, reviews, new releases and what we're listening to. Plus, Top 5 One Album Wonders, allergy size comparisons and Matt drinks so much he gets the hiccups... for nearly an hour.Going to MDF? The whole Metalheads Podcast crew and friends will be there! Be sure to say hello if you come across a herd of old, battle-worn lushes in MHP shirts.
This episode we chatted with George's high school metal friend, Josh Aiken. We talked about how Josh got into heavy music, reminisced about the good old days of growing up Gen X and revealed our guilty pleasure bands. After throwing back a few beers and marveling at Josh's beard, we dove into Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. Plus, Sadus – Swallowed in Black goes head-to-head with Autopsy – Severed Survival in the Metal Thunderdome and Josh tells us why you should never let George drive in snow.
This episode we talked with Mark Deeks about crafting his debut Arð album, Take Up My Bones. We discussed the story of Northumbrian monks carrying a coffin around for 200 years that informs the record, his lifelong passion for piano and vocal harmonies, playing in Winterfylleth and why he made a choice to be "musically selfish." Mark hung out after the interview to chat about Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. Plus, our Top 5 Album Opening Songs, unpronounceable names, memorable heckles at metal shows and Matt's plea for Mark to do spoken word with his soothing, storyteller voice.
This episode we welcomed back our friend Trevor Portz to chat about his band Abhoria and their new self-titled album, as well as his forthcoming Ashen Horde record. We discussed the musical differences between the bands, where the Abhoria name came from, signing with Prosthetic and Transcending Obscurity, and why Trevor has abandoned his devil given name, Vor. After the interview, we dug into Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To, then we entered the Metal Thunderdome, where Opeth’s “Damnation” faced off against Katatonia’s "Discouraged Ones.” Plus, Will becomes a disembodied head, Markisan does the Bango and Matt keeps his palms warm with a new pair of fingerless hand snuggies. 
This episode we threw back a few beers with Warren Hendrickson, head brewer at Forward Brewing! We chatted with Warren about why he got into crafting beer, how his unfortunate early forays into nu metal led him down a trve metal path and what it’s like to leave a trail of breweries behind in his beer making wake. After we got the lowdown on Warren’s life, we kept the party going with Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. After 4 hours of double-fisting fun, we shut down our first 2022 shindig by revealing our Top 5 Metal (and Non-Metal) Songs to Karaoke!
Hark! Ye olde hosts of the Metalheads Podcast cordially invite you to our annual holiday party! Help celebrate the year in metal with us as we cheerfully count down our Top 25 Metal Albums of 2021. Six naughty lists! Guessing games! Beer! Wilson! RSVP by streaming or downloading this most festive episode at your leisure. BYOB!
This episode we had a phenomenal talk with Khemmis frontman and guitarist Phil Pendergast. Our epic interview was led by Will's 10-year-old daughter and Khemmis superfan, Evelyn, in her journalistic debut! We chatted with Phil about his band's celebrated new album "Deceiver," living with depression and how it influenced Khemmis' most personal songs to date, cats vs. dogs, his least favorite Khemmis track and suffering the horrible burden of great hair.After the interview Phil helped us break down the latest in Metal News and New Releases, then gave us some excellent album recommendations in our What We’ve Been Listening To section. We finished the cast by delivering last rites to ourselves with the spirited countdown - Top 5 Metal Songs You Want Played at Your Funeral!
This episode we interviewed Dennis Mikula (Nameless), leader of the depressive black metal band, Ghost Bath. We talked with him about the band's new LP, "Self Loather," creating a trilogy of albums that represent human emotion and the experience of an afterlife,  shrugging off media labels and his deep love for fantasy novels.After the interview we discuss Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. Plus, George locks Kreator’s "Extreme Aggression" and Coroner’s "No More Color" inside the Metal Thunderdome to fight for 1989 thrash metal supremacy! 
This episode features a fantastic talk with Luis Flores, founder and editor-in-chief of Heaviest of Art, a website dedicated to approaching music through an artistic lens. He chatted about creating his online magazine, getting into metal thanks to his uncles in Mexico, becoming a photographer, falling in love with Iron Maiden at an early age and exploring the important and emotional connections between art and metal.We also count down our Top 5 Metal Album Covers of 2021 (so far), featuring some of Markisan’s most creative art descriptions ever. Plus, Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To, and Grandpa John tells us stories of the before time.
Metalheads Podcast Episode 118 is up! We had the pleasure to talk with renowned drummer and producer, Hannes Grossmann! He talks about his many musical projects, his horrible TV watching habits and his favorite cephalopod! We also discuss Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. Plus, Queensrÿche faces off against Iron Maiden in a brand new Metal Thunderdome, the growly whisper power of Kiefer Sutherland and Jay reveals how he ruined his Operation Mindcrime shirt in his first romantic encounter.
This episode we talked with listener Justin Riley-Velez. Justin chats with us about getting into metal, working as an interior designer and bingeing all the Metalheads Podcast episodes in the pandemic. He also shares his thoughts on being a gay man in the metal scene, his experience navigating homophobia and finding his place in the community.After our conversation, Justin reveals what 3 albums would help people understand him better as a person. Plus, Metal News, New Releases, Metal Thunderdome results and What We’ve Been Listening To. We also count down our Top 5 Metal Album Title Tracks, John reveals stats and awards from our epic Top 25 Metal Albums at Midyear cast, and Justin schools us on various types of bears in gay culture.
Once more unto the breach, dear metalheads! We emerge from a deep, metalogical abyss to bring you excavated treasures of heaviness! Listen to us count down our 25 favorite albums released between January and June 2021. Plus, the lyrical lament of Jay, Will can't shut up about Imagine Dragons, intermission ramblings from Markisan and we drink enough to discuss the very real possibility of cannibal camels. 
This episode we welcome heavy metal cover artist Luke Oram to the podcast!  Luke reveals how he got into drawing and painting, creating album covers for bands like Slugdge, Firelink and Wallowing, and illustrating his first graphic novel, Planet Loss. We also discuss Luke's love for 2000 AD, getting kicked out of bands and what 3 albums would help people understand him better as a person. Plus, a spirited Metal News section, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and a brand new Metal Thunderdome that pits two comeback albums with classic singers against each other. So,  throw on a smock because we're about to splash some skull men on this audio canvas.
This episode we talked with Dave Kaminsky of Stone Healer.  Dave candidly reveals the difficult life experiences that led to the creation of his band's new record, "Conquistador," and how it set him free emotionally and spiritually. We also discuss Dave's family legacy in music, his album production work, his passion for Alice in Chains, and what 3 albums would help people understand him better as a person. Plus, Metal News, New Releases, Metal Thunderdome results, What We’ve Been Listening To and our Top 5 Baseball Walk-On Songs. So, knock the dirt off your metal cleats and step into the batter's box. Episode 114 with Dave Kaminsky of Stone Healer is on the mound. 
This episode we welcome Stacy Ciccone from the Dead Letter Omissions Podcast to chat about headbangin' in Chicago, her dislike for clean female vocalists in metal, her love for Kvelertak and how she found her way back to heavy music after a long absence.Once we get to know Stacy, we dive into News, New Releases, What We're Listening To and Albums of the Episode. We also debate a difficult Metal Thunderdome selected by John, who pits two classic doom albums against each other. Plus, Will breaks out an unexpected prop for a special Lightning Round and Markisan gives the low down on Arctic Sleep's BY THE HORNS EP, his first release for Skull Fracture Records.
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Nick Pingel

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Mar 24th
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