Doc vents about the holiday blues, and speaks with Century Media A&R guy, Mike Gitter, about his start as a journalist in the early punk and hardcore scene, his time in the major label world at Atlantic records, the process of making records with bands, his legacy at Roadrunner Records and working with bands like Killswitch Engage, Glassjaw, and Ill Nino, and reveals what he looks for in upcoming bands.
This episode features the song "Calculating Fate" from Death I Am and a live version of "Numbered Days" from KiIlswitch Engage.
Doc talks with his old friend Tommy Vext, vocalist of Westfield Massacre about growing up in a rough environment in Brooklyn, NY, his first band Vext, how he got involved with Dino Cazares to join Divine Heresy, singing at Roadrunner United, his messy exit from Divine Heresy, joining Snot, his long journey to get sober, surviving attempted murder, entering the witness protection program, and his flirtation with suicide.
Songs featured on this episode are "Horizon" by Animus Complex from the Immersion album and "Build Your Thrones" by Westfield Massacre from their self-titled debut.
Doc talks with ex Fear Factory bassist and guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers about how Christian originally joined the band, Fear Factory's influence on metal, how and why the band split up, potential of a Fear Factory reunion, and dig into Christian's passion for firearms.
Doc laments on the election results, and speaks with his old friend friend Bruce Lamont, vocalist and saxophonist of bands like Yakuza, Corrections House,Brain Tentacles, and Led Zeppelin 2. They discuss Bruce's journey as a career musician who has found a way to balance art and commerce over 20 years.
This episode features the track "Fruitcake" from Brain Tentacles' self-titled debut release available through Relapse Records.
In this special episode dedicated 100% to politics and the current Presidential election, Doc speaks with Phil Labonte, the outspoken, libertarian vocalist of All That Remains and Ex Man of Shadows Fall. They discuss Phil's dissatisfaction with the current Libertarian Presidential ticket, the downsides of both Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, identity politics, and how people on opposite sides of the political spectrum can have a civilized discourse.
The song clip is All That Remains "2 Weeks" from the Overcome album.
Doc talks with virtuosic, solo instrumental guitarist, Angel Vivaldi, about his humble beginnings in New Jersey playing with Black Market Hero, how he launched and built his solo career using social media, how he dealt with the traditional music industry, his role as a gay man in the heavy metal world, his dedication to environmentalism and worthy causes, and his recent tour with Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Gus G.
This episode features the Angel Vivaldi song "A Mercurian Summer" from the 2011 Universal Language EP.
In this inaugural episode, Doc and John discuss John's exit from Devildriver, life after the band, his artist management career, his new band I of Tongues, and his relationship with Phil Anselmo.
This episode features the song "Pull Me Out" from Doc's band Vagus Nerve from the Visceral EP available now.