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Author: Craig Reynolds

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Hello. My name is Craig Reynolds, I play the drums in a band called Stray From The Path and this podcast is basically a series of relaxed conversations with my friends who are mostly other musicians, artists and/or idiots/legends. Enjoy.
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Hana Devore - Fitness Pro

Hana Devore - Fitness Pro

2021-07-0902:46:14

My guest this week is Hana Devore, fitness competitor, coach, and keen biohacker. I caught up with her to discuss everything from fitness and biohacking to relationships and strong ass weed. It was a great time!
My guest this week is Courtney LaPlante, singer of Spiritbox. Spiritbox is a metal band from Canada, and they are really, really good, possibly my favourite new band right now. As it turns out, Spiritbox are a fan of my dumb content too so we were basically just really nice to each other for 2 hours. Spiritbox's new album Eternal Blue is available for pre-order now!
Tobi Duncan - Trash Boat

Tobi Duncan - Trash Boat

2021-06-0201:21:22

My guest this week is Tobi Duncan, singer of Trash Boat whose new album Don't You Feel Amazing is available for preorder now. We talk about working in a call centre, Tobi's coming out as a bisexual man, his knee surgery (and his subsequent painkiller addiction) amongst other things. It gets a bit sexy. Enjoy!
My guest this week is Jesse Barnett. Jesse is a man of many talents and bands, including my personal fave hardcore band Stick To Your Guns, but I caught up with him ahead of his OTHER band Tradewind's new record release to discuss that for at least 10 minutes and then mostly talk about guns, communism and cereal.
Josh Smith - Northlane

Josh Smith - Northlane

2021-05-0201:38:55

My guest this week is Josh Smith, guitarist of Northlane. As well as playing guitar for the Australian progressive metalcore (?) giants, Josh is also a manager and keen cyclist. We talk about all of that, and a bunch of other stuff. Just listen to it. Peace!
Matt Halpern - Periphery

Matt Halpern - Periphery

2021-04-1601:50:52

My guest this week is Matt Halpern, drummer of Periphery and co-owner of GGD. Back again but this time to talk about many things including: his as-yet-untold worries about playing live, playing annoying parts guitarists have written, his new snare drum, NFTs, and much much more. Peace!
My guest this week is Justine Jones, vocalist of UK metal band Employed To Serve and co-owner of Church Road Records. I caught up with Justine at the end of last year to talk about the band's new album and new drummer Casey, our boring lives in lockdown and running a label with her husband Sammy. Peace!
My guest this week is producer, engineer, mixer, guitarist, bassist, and espresso master Adam "Nolly" Getgood. You may know Nolly from his work playing with Periphery or producing bands like Animals As Leaders, The Devin Townsend Project, Architects and many more. I pretty much explained the many strings to Nolly's bow in sentence one so obviously we spoke about those, as well as his VST instrument company GGD, our thoughts on drums, drum tracking and what makes a good drummer, as well as coffee and of course: his favourite bands.
Ali Dean - Architects

Ali Dean - Architects

2021-02-2501:47:44

My guest this week is glorious perfect human being Ali Dean, bassist of Architects. Ahead of the release of their new album For Those That Wish To Exist, we talked about nearly everything except that. Life living on his own in lockdown, his marathon training, old tours, PROJECT: REYNOLDS, as well as Tom and Dan's many affectionate nicknames for him. I can't even remember anything other than I laughed a lot and we both might have got a little tipsy. He's genuinely one of my favourite people in the entire world. Peace!
My guest this week is Johannes Persson, vocalist and guitarist of Swedish post-metal pioneers Cult Of Luna. We talk about the band's new EP 'The Raging River' as well as lockdown lifting (shock horror), working with Mark Lanegan, and how to deal with conspiracy theorists. Peace!
My guest this week is Drew York, singer of my own band Stray From The Path. He's back with more jingles and tales of his fresh move to France! He's ONE OF US NOW EUROPE! We also talk about staying sane during lockdown, working out, and we remember the worst place we ever slept on tour. Peace!!
My guest this week is my best bloody mate Sam Carter. General legend and frontman of Architects. We talk about their new (amazing) album 'For Those Who Wish To Exist', from its writing/recording to playing an empty Royal Albert Hall on a live stream. We talk about coping mechanisms through lockdown and a lot about mental health. I love Sam. He's the best.
My guest this week is Brendan Murphy, vocalist of Counterparts and END. He's back. We talk about nonsense, the future of touring, mental health medication, and his cat. Peace!
Ed Gamble - Comedian

Ed Gamble - Comedian

2020-12-0301:29:18

My guest this week is comedian and far-more-famous podcaster Ed Gamble. As well as being an immensely successful stand-up and TV comedian, Ed (alongside co-host James Acaster) also hosts one of the internet's biggest podcasts 'Off Menu' where guests share their dream menu. Unbeknownst to some Ed is also a keen metal fan, with a very surprising top 5 bands. I think he's more legit than me. Basically asked him what it's like to do comedy for a living, we talked about metal, and he made me a laugh a lot (LAL). Shout out to Sam Carter for facilitating this episode by telling his famous mates to come on. Peace!
A small solo podcast to update you with the my plans for the future. http://www.onlyflams.com
Aaron Marshall - Intervals

Aaron Marshall - Intervals

2020-11-0602:36:16

My guest this week is Aaron Marshall, virtuoso guitarist and better known as the brains/everything behind the musical group Intervals. Aaron started Intervals in Ontario Canada as an outlet for his musical creativity in 2011 and it has since existed in many different iterations. We talk about the band's beginnings and various line ups as well as his unlikely inspirations that draw from the unlikeliest of places. We also go deep on fitness, mental and physical rehabilitation, microdosing, supplementation and way more. It was a great chat.
My guest this week is Mat Welsh, guitarist/vocalist of While She Sleeps. WSS have just launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign 'Sleeps Society', aimed at bringing fans a closer experience whilst also securing finances to support the future of the band during these uncertain times. Being old friends and touring buddies we talk a fair bit about that as well. It was a r8 laugh. That's Sheffieldish for 'It was very fun'. Peace!
My guest this week is Bryce Krawczyk. Bryce is a world record holding powerlifter and coach from Calgary, Canada. Bryce is the co-owner of the popular youtube fitness channel Calgary Barbell, where he provides amazing content for the lifting community. We spoke about many things, including how I can't get my MOJO back about the gyms reopening. He actually wrote me a back-to-basics plan which you can download on the Downbeat IG. As an avid fan of heavy music and tattoos, we also talk about those a bunch and bond over his incredibly heavy top 5 bands.
Matthew Heafy - Trivium

Matthew Heafy - Trivium

2020-09-0701:13:12

My guest this week is Matthew Heafy, singer and guitarist of the metal band Trivium and, King Of Streaming. Matt and Trivium have recently paved the way in the music industry's 'new-normal' of streaming. They recently completed the metal world's first (actual) paid live-streamed gig with 10k+ tickets sold and Matt himself has one of, if not THE biggest presence in the world of live music streaming. We talked about Trivium's plans to build a stream-ready aircraft hanger (!?) and also about his upcoming Japanese mythology inspired side project: Iburaki. Other than this I basically asked him how I can do something similar to his twitch and survive without having to sell you guys T-shirts. Enjoy!
My guest this week is Jordan Fish of Bring Me The Horizon. Jordan tells me in detail about how he came to join arguably the biggest heavy band in the world. We also talked about the band's unique writing process for their new single 'Parasite Eve', our lockdown FIFA tournament, and the time I barged into Bring Me's dressing room naked.
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Comments (5)

Iain Frame

Sean and his lighting plans sound like a Spinal Tap moment in-the-making. looking forward to the band emerging from pods and eating tiny sandwiches. None more sleeps.

Feb 12th
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Ryan Quinn

one of the best podcasts yet

Nov 24th
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Ryan Quinn

Josh's mouse pad https://www.reddit.com/r/ATBGE/comments/e89i2o/this_mousepad/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share brilliant episode can't wait to hear the new album!!

Dec 10th
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Sam Hughes

Loved this episode, had no idea matts lessons were so cheap, might have to pick em up!

Aug 19th
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Teemu Siipola

Really good podcast! Keep em coming.

Aug 22nd
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