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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!
113 Episodes
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.
Each September brings several things back into our daily lives: NFL football, awful pumpkin beers, and ProgPower USA. In this episode, John makes his annual journey to Atlanta for ProgPower USA XX, where he is joined by T. R., the "Metalheads Butler." They discuss all things fest-related including each day's events, best performances, next year's lineup, and their favorite moments from past festivals.
The Metalheads Podcast intoxicates you with Episode 94! We brew up a flavorful conversation with Adem Tepedelen, Decibel Magazine’s long-running "Brewtal Truth" craft beer columnist. He talks about his new book, Nothing But the Brewtal Truth, which features expanded and revised versions of his columns from May 2009 to December 2018. Plus, thoughts on the ever-expanding collision of beer and metal, remembrances of the worst beers we've ever had, and ponderings on the elusive origins of the Cobra Clutch. After throwing back a few with Adem, your favorite metal boozers discuss News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. So, find a comfy spot at the bar and get thirsty, cause the Metalheads keg is now tapped.
Novelist George R.R. Martin once wrote, "The crow commands, the captive must obey." In Episode 93 of the Metalheads Podcast we are held captive by Jay Gambit, the creative architect behind the experimental, black noise savagery of Crowhurst. He chatted with us about collaborating with a variety of musicians on the new album "III," working with Kurt Ballou of Converge on the production, going into debt to take out billboards for the LP and finding a dead body on his apartment steps in L.A. Plus, the exclusive premiere of a new Crowhurst track, "Medium Riff!" After our in-depth interview with Jay, he stuck around to help us break down the News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. We also count down our Top 5 Music Documentaries of all time and George reveals he has... an odorous relic?! So, take up the black with us, find a fortified position on the wall and hold your weapons at the ready. Episode 93 with Crowhurst comes for you!
The Metalheads Podcast returns with Episode #92! We uncap some hearty brews and have a conversation with Keith D, the mastermind behind the arresting doom of Arctic Sleep. He talks about the band's brand new album, "Kindred Spirits," saying goodbye to his beloved cat Yoda through music, blowing off steam with grindcore covers of 80s songs in Chopping Mall, and how he'd love to lend his honeysuckle smooth baritone to voiceover work. After George has an unexpected battle with the storm gods, we punch through the lightning to bring you Metal News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. Plus, we present our most ambitious Top 5 yet – Top 5 Fantasy Supergroups (made up of living musicians)! We even dig up our favorite dead rockers to create some supergroup zombie bands! So, grab a beer and a cozy seat on our nimbus cloud. Up here, friendship is magic and so is the metal.
Like a handsome flower in the blazing glory of sunrise, the Metalheads Podcast blooms bright once more! In Episode 91, George, Jay, John and Markisan open their metal petals to Sean Meyers from Gates to the Morning, who talks about his passion project, "Return to Earth," losing all his music files and starting over, the influence of author Robert Anton Wilson on his life, and his love for Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti." Plus, deep thoughts from George and John on recent Iron Maiden and Queen shows, Metal News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To, and Top 5 Albums We're Looking Forward to in the 2nd Half of 2019. Come smell the metal.
Like the 6 evil Constructicons combining to form the mighty Devastator... the Metalheads Podcast has once again come together to bring you our biggest, longest cast ever - the TOP 25 METAL ALBUMS of 2019 MIDYEAR!!! So, put on a hardhat, grab a six-pack and some salty snacks, and allow us to dump some liquid-cement love into your ears. You will GASP as we reveal the 25 LPs (released January through June) that made our lists! You shall REJOICE as we intimately describe our Top 5 Album Cover Art picks. You will SCOWL at the debut of Bitchy Matt. And you will most certainly GUFFAW as your favorite hosts get so smashed that they actually lose their ability to count. Yes, all this and more awaits you in the Metalheads Midyear gravel pit. Go.
Crom! The Metalheads Podcast returns to solve the riddle of steel with Episode 89! Immortal Bird front-woman, Rae Amitay, joins us for the full cast as we discuss her band's upcoming album, "Thrive On Neglect," how she got into metal, her favorite drummers and how rewarding it is to teach music to kids. We also talk about News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and our Top 5 Movies that are Metal as F*ck! Plus, George's undying love for Thrawsunblat, the powerful lure of cacti, and our collective worship of cats.
In Episode 88 George, Will and John interview Uhtcearu before their D.C. show at Atlas Brew Works. Then the next day the entire crew gathers to discuss the show and the end of Game of Thrones, as well as the News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and our Top 5 Iron Maiden Songs We Like to Sing Along With.
Episode 87 is a mashup of recordings from the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia and a new episode recorded at the hotel in Philly. Presented in chronological order the episode starts with a road recording and Friday postmortem before moving into the episode proper and then ending with interviews and more fest coverage. This episode also features the first recording of all six Metalheads in the same place at the same time - The Great Convergence of 2019. Check out the Metalheads Podcast Facebook page for accompanying photos.
On Friday, April 5th, 2019, George, Will and John attended the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Kick-Off Party at Atlas Brew Works in Washington, D.C. Ilsa, Crypt Sermon and Evoken performed. Evoken and Crypt Sermon were interviewed. This is their story.
In Episode 86 Trevor Portz of Ashen Horde returns to discuss his new album, Fallen Cathedrals. Trevor sits in for the rest of the episode as well, joining us for News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and our Top 5 Genre-Defining Albums. Check out Fallen Cathedrals on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and more.
Episode 85 features an interview we recorded in December with Galen and Chris from Infera Bruo to discuss their latest album, Cerement. Chris joins us again to record the rest of the episode where we cover the news, new releases, what we are listening to and our Top 5 Albums from 1999. George, Will and John also discuss the recent Dawn of a Dark Day Fest at Adroit Theory Brewing.
In Episode 84 we are joined once again by Tom Ballard of Allfather. Markisan sits in for Will. Tom discusses their latest release, And All Will Be Desolation, as well as beer, beards and Brexit. Tom sits in for the rest of the episode as well, joining us for News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and our Top 5 Releases We Are Looking Forward To in 2019.
King Diamond and the Grinch may have (allegedly) been trying to prevent Christmas presents, but Metalheads Podcast steps up and brings you some holiday cheer with our Top 25 Metal Albums of 2018. Spike some egg nog, strap on a helmet and buckle up your seatbelt. The year-end in your rear-end goes off the rails like Ozzy’s crazy train and culminates in crimes against sobriety. We also do lists and stuff. Don’t say we never gave you anything.
In this episode Jay, John BT and Sergiy head to Los Angeles for the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. The guys provide fest commentary and Jay gets interviews with Khemmis, Pig Destroyer Skeletal Remains and others. Jay learns the value of a windscreen; sorry about the sound issues.
In Episode 82 we are joined by Ben and Mike from Glacial Tomb who join us to discuss their self-titled debut album. After an epic interview, Ben stuck around for the rest of the episode and helped out with News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and our Top 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 70s. George takes on Queen in Skullcrushers.
In Episode 81 we are joined by John Burkholder-Travis, friend of the podcast. We discuss both the upcoming L.A. and Philadelphia versions of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest before getting into all the usual yummy metal goodness: News, New Releases and What We’ve Been Listening To. John B-T chose our list for the episode, our Top 5 Albums of the Last 5 Years, and also took a turn in the Skullcrusher seat to take on questions about Iron Maiden.
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