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The Ex Man with Doc Coyle

Ex-God Forbid guitar player Doc Coyle talks to professionals in the music world and other creative industries about the challenges and transitions of leaving monumental ventures. This podcast is for those passionate and driven 20 & 30-somethings at a crossroads trying to figure out "what's next?"
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Nov 20, 2017

Doc talks with ex-Soilwork guitar player Peter Wichers about what made the Swedish metal scene in the 90s so special, how Soilwork's career was built and cultivated an international following, the evolution of the band's sound over the years, why he quit Soilwork the first time, his venture becoming a record producer, rejoining and leaving Soilwork the 2nd time to start a family and work for Fender, and his forthcoming music project with vocalist Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Killswitch Engage).

This episode features the song "Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning" by Soilwork.

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Nov 14, 2017

Doc gives his thoughts on the flurry of sexual misconduct scandals currently in the news, and speaks with the drummer of Winds of Plague and Prong, Art Cruz, about how Winds of Plague got their break, the rise of the deathcore scene, why he ultimately left the band, his time at G-Pen, how he joined Prong, the Winds of Plague reunion, his other life as a magician, and the launch of his new clothing brand Baselords. 

This episode features the song "Never Alone" from the Winds of Plague album Blood of My Enemy

Follow Art on Instagram and Twitter @theartcruz

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Doc's VH1 article: Rediscovering the 90s Post Thrash Groove Metal Scene - http://www.vh1.com/news/45371/90s-post-thrash-groove-metal-scene/

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Nov 7, 2017

Byzantine guitarist/vocalist, Chris "OJ" Ojeda, joins Doc to discuss how the band got their break, the naive mistakes they made in the early years, the struggle  they experienced balancing band life and home life, the band breakup and reunion, Byzantine's new lease on life and record deal with Metal Blade, OJ's vocal technique, and his account of the reality of life in West Virginia.

This episode features the song "Toast to the Ghost" by Bad Wolves and "Trapjaw" by Byzantine from their new album The Cicada Tree.

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Oct 26, 2017

Doc speaks with ESPN1500 Minnesota Timberwolves Analyst and Hardwood Paroxysm writer, Derek James, about how he became a basketball journalist, the evolution of new media, the connection between hoops and heavy music, question whether the dominance of the Golden State Warriors is good for the NBA, how the Cavs and Celtics will fair after the Kyrie Irving trade, the upcoming T-Wolves season, and re-litigate Russell Westbrook's MVP campaign.

You can follow Derek on Twitter @DerekJamesNBA

You can follow Doc on Twitter and Instagram @DocCoyle

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Oct 16, 2017

Doc speaks with Act of Defiance guitarist, Chris Broderick, about the challenges of doing a long distance band and being the only guitar player, how he got his professional start in Colorado with Jag Panzer, the hard truths he learned about the music industry playing with Nevermore, how he got the Megadeth gig and ultimately why he left, and what it was like to start a brand new band from the ground up after leaving such a big group. 

This episode features the song "M.I.A." from the album Old Scars, New Wounds by Act of Defiance.

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Oct 10, 2017

Doc talks with legendary record producer Steve Evetts about working on the 1st God Forbid album, Reject The Sickness, his philosophy on getting great performances, his role elevating the hardcore scene in the late 90s, his time as the bassist of the glam-ish band American Angel, how he got his start producing and working at Trax East studio, breaking out as a "big time" producer working with Ross Robinson, The Cure, and Sepultura, what the Steve Evetts credo towards production is, what he thinks about how technology has changed recording, and his relationship with The Dillinger Escape Plan.

This episode features the song "Playing Dead" by Turmoil from the album The Process Of...

Follow Steve on Instagram and Twitter @SteveEvetts and check out his website www.steveevetts.com

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Sep 26, 2017

Doc talks with vocalist Brian Fair about coming up in the early 90s Boston hardcore scene, breaking out and eventually breaking up with Overcast, joining Shadows Fall to see the rise of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, how he enjoyed finally reaching big success, signing to a major label, why all activity stopped for Shadows Fall, how he has experienced family life, and wrap up to chat about the Boston Celtics.

This episode features the song "Beautiful Nothing" by Downpour.

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Sep 13, 2017

Doc talks with ex-Sworn Enemy guitarist, Lorenzo Antonucci, about the ups and downs of his career with the band, coming out of the New York hardcore scene, playing Ozzfest, trying to maintain success, and eventually why he quit the band. He also gets deep into his life after the band from moving Austria to becoming a record producer, relocating to Los Angeles to try professional wrestling, and finally focusing on acting in and developing films and television.

This episode features the song "Sworn Enemy" by Sworn Enemy.

You can follow Lorenzo on Instagram @Lorenzoantonuccijr

You can follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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Sep 5, 2017

Doc shares his thoughts on Hurricane Harvey and the LA Fires. He also speaks with his good friend, Adam Sagir, owner of UK PR company, The Noise Cartel, former Century Media Records employee, and bassist of Dripback and formerly of Labrat. Adam talks about working his way up the ladder in the record industry with Century Media, deciding how to balance his band life and other career opportunities, how he became an instrumental figure in launching God Forbid in the UK, and lays out how he started Noise Cartel and what being a Public Relations professional really means. 

This episode features the song "Wasted" by Dripback from the album Failed Futures.

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Aug 24, 2017

Doc talks with Kittie drummer, Mercedes Lander, about the financial difficulties that led to the band winding down their career, the challenges of being a Canadian band, how Kittie got their start, how monumental success affected them being so young, their transition coming out of the nu metal scene into the traditional metal world, resisting exploitation from the music industry, life and career after Kittie, and the forthcoming Kittie documentary.

This episode features the song "JET" by White Swan.

Follow Mercedes Lander on Instagram and Twitter @love_instereo

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Aug 14, 2017

Doc reflects on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, and speaks with ex-God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce about how he dealt with the break up of the band, the evolution of the band's sound throughout their career, lament on lost opportunities, discuss Corey's career post-God Forbid, and mull the possibility of a reunion.

This episode features the God Forbid song "Static Signal", a B-side from the 2009 Earthsblood album.

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Jul 31, 2017

Doc talks with God Forbid's ex-manager Dave "The Rev" Ciancio about how his artist management career got started with The Syndicate, what attracted him to want to work with God Forbid, the exciting east coast metal and hardcore scene of the late 90s and early 00s, why he ended up quitting managing God Forbid and eventually leaving artist management altogether, and gives some insight into his career path after leaving the music industry.

This episode features the God Forbid song "Nothing" from the 2001 album Determination.

You can follow The Rev on Instagram @RevCiancio

You can follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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Jul 17, 2017

Doc speaks with Broken Hope founder and guitarist, Jeremy Wagner, about being the "last man standing" in a band with a 20 year history, how their long hiatus came about, what the 90s death metal scene was like, Jeremy's fiction writing career, and how the band's approach has changed in the modern era of social media. 

This episode features the song "Blast Frozen" by Broken Hope from their new album Mutilated and Assimilated

Follow Jeremy on Twitter @JeremyXWagner

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Jul 3, 2017

Doc speaks with ex-Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca about their forthcoming reunion show, political observation in Cleveland, how he came to becoming a professional barber, why he ultimately left Chimaira in 2010, ponders the mistakes made by the band, and talk NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers.

This episode features the song "Wither" by Impending Lies.

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Jun 15, 2017

Brandan Schieppati, ex-vocalist of Bleeding Through and ex-guitarist of 18 Visions, joins Doc to discuss the Orange County hardcore scene, the dawn of Fashioncore, how he transitioned from 18 Visions to Bleeding Through, his personal struggle and outward pressure grappling with overbearing ambition and expectations, and how his passion for fitness led him to set Bleeding Through aside to start his own gym and clothing line, Rise Above Fitness, as well as new endeavors with his band, The Iron Son, and podcast, Positively Negative.

This episode features the songs "Promised Me The World" by Vagus Nerve and "Unleash Hell" by The Iron Son.

You can find Brandan on Instagram @BrandanSchieppati or his website - http://brandanschieppati.com/

You can find Rise Above Fitness on Instagram @riseabovefitness or website - https://www.riseabovefitnessoc.com/

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Jun 7, 2017

In lieu of having a guest, Doc decides to put a spotlight on the fans and supporters by answering their questions for an entire episode.

This episode features the song "The World Is Yours" by In Search of Sun from the album The World Is Yours, and the song "N2" by God Forbid from the album Reject The Sickness, which is currently available under the dual release Sickness and Misery

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May 23, 2017

Doc chats with Darkest Hour founder and guitarist, Mike Schleibaum, about the sacrifices and grind of DIY touring, Doc's challenge with learning the guitar technique behind Darkest Hour songs, how Mike stays so enthusiastic and Darkest Hour's unique longevity, how the line-up changes have allowed the band to excel, Mike's time playing with the legendary hardcore band, Battery, dealing with the transition and backlash of being ex-straight edge, they  brainstorm on ways to make independent music careers more achievable by organizing through collectivism, and compare the approaches and reactions between the previous more commercial self-titled album and their latest more gritty album, Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora.

This episode features the song "This Is The Truth" by Darkest Hour from the album Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora.

Follow Darkest Hour on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DarkestHourDudes/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/darkest_hour_official/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/darkesthourrock

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May 3, 2017

Doc rants against the criticism on being involved with "too many" music projects, and chats with ex-Candiria and ex-Fuel drummer, Ken Schalk, about his drumming philosophy, his approach to artistic living, evolving from Candiria being a death metal band to finding a home within the hardcore scene, Candiria's stylistic changes and connection to New York City, his transition moving from NYC to LA, his experience playing with Fuel and The Misfits, and his involvement or lack thereof on the latest Candiria album.

This episode features the songs "Learn To Live" by Bad Wolves and "Mathematics" by Candiria.

Follow Ken on Instagram @ken_schalk and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KenMusicLessons/

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Apr 19, 2017

Doc talks with ex-In Flames bassist, Peter Iwers, about his new venture co-owning and running a beer brewing company - Odd Island Brewing, his new band CYHRA with ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, the thought process and feelings that led to his exiting In Flames, what the 90s metal scene in Sweden and early years for the band was like, and why Sweden seems to have such high-level musicianship.

This episode features the song "Chasing Demons" by Jasta feat. Howard Jones and a clip of the song "Zombie Inc." by In Flames.

Follow Peter, his new band CYHRA, and Odd Island Brewing on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/peteriwers/

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https://www.instagram.com/oddislandbrewing/

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Apr 4, 2017

Doc's guest is Mark Hunter, singer of the now defunct New Wave of American Heavy Metal band Chimaira. They discuss the demise of the band, the early years and how the band got signed, dealing with their Nu Metal growing pains, how the band never felt comfortable in their own shoes or took time to enjoy the success, what it felt like to have original band members quit one-by-one, the rise and fall of Chimaira 2.0, and Mark's new career as a photographer.

This episode features the song "This Is Why We Ride" from the Body Count album Bloodlust and a clip from the Chimaira song "Save Ourselves" from their self-titled album.

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Mar 23, 2017

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.

Article Links

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/

 

Mar 10, 2017

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.

Feb 22, 2017

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.

Feb 13, 2017

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.

Jan 4, 2017

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.

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