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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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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.

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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.

Dec 22, 2016

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.

Dec 13, 2016

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. 

Nov 30, 2016

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. 

Nov 18, 2016

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.

Nov 7, 2016

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.

Nov 3, 2016

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.

Oct 22, 2016

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. 

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