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.