Doc speaks with heavy metal and politics writer, J. Andrew Zalucky, about his article Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, which was released a year ago on MetalInjection.net. They discuss NWOAHM's overall relevance and historical significance, how it relates to the current state of heavy music, metal elitism, and coming of age in the hardcore scene.
The episode features the God Forbid song "Gone Forever" from the 2004 album Gone Forever.
Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal by J. Andrew Zalucky - http://www.metalinjection.net/editorials/reflecting-on-the-new-wave-of-american-heavy-metal
This Is The End by Doc Coyle - http://www.doccoyle.net/this-is-the-end/
J. Andrew Zalucky's website - https://jazalucky.com/
Doc has an in-depth talk with Benny Horowitz, drummer of über successful rock band, The Gaslight Anthem, about coming up in the New Jersey hardcore scene, gush over local metalcore band For The Love Of..., discuss Benny's struggle in the underground playing with bands like The Low End Theory and The Killing Gift, battling with the pressures of "real life", and finally coping with having his dreams come true as a successful musician. Benny and Doc also engage in some NBA talk, and pore over the doldrums of being a Brooklyn Nets fan, and try to figure if anyone has a chance against the Golden State Warriors.
This episode features the songs "Crawl To Hide" by For The Love Of... from the 1998 album Feasting On The Will Of Humanity and "Stay Vicious" by The Gaslight Anthem from the 2014 album Get Hurt.
Mark Heylmun, lead guitarist of Suicide Silence joins Doc to discuss the harsh criticism of their creative changes on their forthcoming album, the band's "old school" approach to jamming and chemistry, their personal artistic process and how it relates to fans, and Mark ends up interviewing Doc a little bit to get some insight on what hindered God Forbid's career.
This episode features the song "Doris" by Suicide Silence from their self-titled album set to be released February 24th 2017 on Nuclear Blast Records.
Doc returns from a break from the show with special guest, Bill Hudson, a prolific and virtuosic guitarist for bands like Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Circle II Circle, Vital Remains, and Ex Man of Westfield Massacre, Cellador, Power Quest, and many more. They discuss how Bill emigrated from Brazil to join the band Cellador, his early missteps and attitude problems, his transition into becoming a hired gun, and his philosophy on how to make it as a pro musician.
This episode features the song "Of Dirt" by the band Firefly Atlas, and a demo version of the song "E.G.O." by Bill Hudson.
Doc rings in the New Year by thanking his gear sponsors ESP Guitars, EVH Amps and Cabs, Dunlop Picks, MXR Effects, Planet Waves Cables, D'Addario Strings, Toontrack Software, Kemper Profiling Amps, Zoom, Samson, and Sennheiser.
He also speaks with Mutiny Within bassist, Andrew Jacobs, about how AJ hustled and masterminded their way to a record deal with Roadrunner even as an inexperience band, navigating the local New Jersey metal scene, the art of networking, the trouble the band ran into with touring and member changes, burning out, working at Warner Music Group, and the current state of Mutiny Within.
This is episode features the Mutiny Within song "Justify" from their album Origins due Feb 10th 2017.