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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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Apr 27, 2018

Doc speaks with drummer, Justin Graves, about joining A Life Once Lost and developing their sound on the breakout record, A Great Artist, working with producer Eric Rachel, the organic nature of the recording process, dealing with the Djent uprising despite being an earlier innovator, releasing the Hunter album and enjoying some success with big tours, A Life Once Lost losing steam due to deathcore taking over the scene, quitting the band, life after the band, and starting his new band, Vexes.

This episode features the song "The Devil's Den" by SLaM from their EP What Now and the song "Hellion" by Vexes fro their album Ancient Geometry.

Follow Justin on Instagram @gravejustaine_

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Apr 17, 2018

Doc speaks with E-Town Concrete frontman, Anthony Martini, about being a unique band rising up in the New Jersey hardcore scene, how their music and image reflected urban life, making business mistakes and perhaps missing the boat for mainstream commercial success, hitting their stride with The Renaissance but also hitting the wall of a changing music scene, E-Town breaking up, getting into the industry as an artist manager, transitioning from the metal to hip hop world, achieving big success as a manager and label owner, and E-Town reuniting in perpetuity. 

This episode features the song “Architect” by Weight Of The Tide from their EP All Told and “So Many Night” by E-Town Concrete.

Follow Anthony on Instagram and Twitter @realantmoney

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Support our show sponsor Weight Of The Tide at https://weightofthetide.bandcamp.com/

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Apr 10, 2018

Doc speaks with Dress The Dead guitarist, Craig Locicero, about starting Forbidden Evil which became Forbidden in high school with Robb Flynn, what made the bay area thrash scene so special and prolific, taking an old-school, organic approach to recording, his time as a touring guitarist for Death, how his changing music tastes led to him leaving Forbidden and starting Manmade God, getting signed by Rick Rubin and experiencing a disappointing album rollout, the Forbidden reunion, and the story behind his new band, Dress The Dead.

This episode features the song "There Goes The Sun" by Dress The Dead.

Follow Craig on Instagram @low_cicero

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Apr 3, 2018

In this very special 50th episode of The Ex Man podcast, Doc welcomes legendary guitarist, Tosin Abasi, as a guest to discuss Afro-Futurism, the conflict in the metal world between commercialism and credibility, how he became such a prolific guitar player, coming up in the Baltimore hardcore/metalcore scene, how the band Reflux with Ash Avildsen came together, the genesis of Animals As Leaders through meeting Misha Mansoor, cultivating the Djent sound, political identities, the unexpected success Animals As Leaders and he have experienced, the Generation Axe tour, and his launch of Abasi Guitars and his signature Fishman guitar pickups.

This episode features the song "All Came To Light" by Cerebellion from the album Regeneration, and "Ectogenesis" by Animals As Leaders from the album The Madness of Many.

Follow Tosin on Instagram @tosinabasi and @abasiguitars

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Mar 26, 2018

Doc is joined by this week's guest, Ryan J. Downey, who talks about his time as the vocalist of Indiana hardcore band, Burn It Down, why the band broke up in midst of their ascension, moving to California to sing for Time in Malta, how he almost joined Throwdown, how he almost started a hardcore label imprint through Century Media records, his crazy story fake-auditioning to be a VJ at MTV led to him actually working for MTV, getting into artist management through the band Bleeding Through, and breaking the story of Dimebag Darrell's murder for MTV.

This episode features the song "The Taking" by Becoming The Bully and "The Son" by Will Haven from their new album Muerte.

Follow Ryan on Instagram @superherohq and Twitter @RyanDowney

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Check out our band sponsor at becomingthebully.bandcamp.com

Support our show sponsor Minus Head Records at MinusHead.com and willhaven.bandcamp.com

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Mar 19, 2018

Doc speaks with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy lead guitarist, Marc Rizzo, about coming up in the New Jersey extreme metal scene, the story of how El Niño became Ill Niño, the experience of having early success with Ill Niño and eventually quitting the band, how he joined Soufly, what it's like to be in a band with Max Cavalera, how Cavalera Conspiracy came together, the secret to his tireless work ethic, and his solo guitar career.

This episode features the song "Seismal" by Headcrusher from the album Death Comes With Silence, "Spines" by Terror Universal from the album Make Them Bleed, and "Kylocycyle" by Marc Rizzo.

Follow Marc Rizzo on Twitter @MarcRizzo and Instagram @MarcRizzo_ripandshred

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Check out our band sponsor at https://headcrusher.bandcamp.com/

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Mar 12, 2018

Doc speaks with Judas Priestess vocalist and solo artist Militia Vox about how the topic of race has been unavoidable as it relates to her music career, her upbringing in a very unique and progressive section of Maryland, her rebellious years in performing arts school, getting involved in the industrial music scene and joining her first band in Boston and New York, her years as a touring background singer for big pop stars like Taylor Dayne and Cyndi Lauper, how she decided to start her own solo band, joining Judas Priestess, and have a deep discussion about the #MeToo movement and her negative experiences with sexual harrasment in the music industry.

This episode features the song "Blood on our Hands" by Corpse Paint from their EP Nothing Here In The Dark and "Vow" by Militia Vox from the EP Isosceles.

Follow Militia on Instagram and Twitter @militiaismyname

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle 

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Feb 27, 2018

Doc gives his thoughts on Black Panther, and speaks with Fire From The Gods vocalist, AJ Channer, about coming up in Virginia with his first band Sic Seed, going to school in Africa, discovering heavy music through Rage Against The Machine and Slipknot when he came back to the US, leaving music to become a stockbroker on Wall Street, getting back into the scene with Ashes Within through a Sumerian Records band contest, and finally breaking through with Fire From The Gods.

This episode features the song "Chasing Yesterday" from Aegea from their Through The Static EP and "Excuse Me" by Fire From The Gods from their album, Narrative.

Follow AJ on Instagram @wheresaj

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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Feb 23, 2018

Doc has a debate with All That Remains frontman and 2nd Amendment advocate, Phil Labonte, about the recent uproar focused around gun rights following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

This episode features the song "Hold On" by All That Remains.

Follow Phil on Instagram and Twitter @philthatremains

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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Feb 20, 2018

Doc weighs in on the recent school shooting in Florida, and speaks with this week's guest, Lloyd Grant, who played lead guitar on Metallica's first ever recording about growing up in Jamaica, how he discovered rock music in Southern California, the effect of his family's religion, how he met Lars Ulrich and eventually got to play on the original recording of "Hit The Lights", why he ultimately turned down an offer to join Metallica, the story of his speed-metal band Defcon, what he was up to in the subsequent years, and how the Metallica 30th anniversary show ressurected his music career.

This episode features the original Metallica recording of "Hit The Lights" from Metal Blade Records' Metal Massacre Volume 1.

Follow Lloyd on Instagram @Lloydgrant_tallica and check out his website http://www.blacklloyd.com/

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Here's the clip Lloyd playing "Hit The Lights" with Metallica, Dave Mustaine, and Ron McGovney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkUm4JBAb4E

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Feb 14, 2018

Doc speaks with prolific guitar player, Sonny Mayo, about the benefits of therapy, being influenced by James Hetfield, coming up in Northern Virginia with his thrash band Silence, opening up for an upcoming Pantera, how he moved west and joined Snot, falling in with drugs and how that led to him leaving Snot and joining Amen, getting sober and subsequently joining HeD PE, how playing with Sevendust was the best thing and hardest thing he ever did, going to school to become a producer, playing with Ugly Kid Joe, and his new life working with Rock to Recovery.

This episode features the song "Coulda Woulda Shoulda" by Snot.

You can follow Sonny on Instagram @sonny_mayo and Twitter @sonnymayo 

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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Feb 6, 2018

Doc talks with Ill Nino and Terror Universal drummer Dave Chavarri about getting his start on the East Coast with his first band Gothic Slam, how that led to him joining bay area thrash band Lååz Rocket, his time playing with M.O.D., what he learned about work ethic and the music business playing with Pro-Pain, how filling in for Soulfly prepared him to launch Ill Nino, the evolution of a more melodic Ill Nińo from the original El Nińo with Jorge from Merauder, the relentless touring that fueled the band's success, the key to Ill Nińo's longevity, and how his new band Terror Universal came together.

This episode features the song "Galactic Outlaw" by Gigantalope and "Dig A Hole" by Terror Universal.

Follow Dave on Instagram and Twitter @illdavechavarri

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Check out Gigantalope at www.facebook.com/Gigantalope

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Jan 31, 2018

Doc speaks with Fit For An Autopsy guitarist, Patrick Sheridan about how losing weight has affected his former "Fat Pat" persona, how he got into the hardcore scene, the violence and crew culture of the 90s New Jersey hardcore scene, what he did to improve as a guitar player, why is almost quit music, the success of Fit For An Autopsy, and what has caused him to evolve as a person.

This episode features the song "Heads Will Hang" by Fit For An Autopsy.

Follow Patrick on Instagram @prstattooffaa

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Jan 23, 2018

Doc speaks with ex-God Forbid vocalist, Byron Davis, about how he felt and what he did when God Forbid broke up, how wanting to start a family factored into moving on from the band, reflect on the troubles that led to the break-up, the creative process of the last album Equilibrium, how his vocal style evolved through the years, what finding metal in a predominantly black community was like, and contemplate his future plans.

This episode features the song "Zombie" by Bad Wolves and "Pockets Lined With Flowers" by Casket Robbery from the EP The Ascension.

Follow Byron on Instagram and Twitter @Byronde

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Check out Casket Robbery at https://casketrobbery.bandcamp.com/

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Jan 18, 2018

Doc speaks with Machine Head frontman, Robb Flynn, about his crazy, early years in the Bay Area experimenting with drugs, starting thrash band Forbidden, cutting his teeth on the road with Vio-lence, how the changing 90s metal scene inspired him to start Machine Head, how they secured a record deal with Roadrunner Records, the huge impact and success of Burn My Eyes, how the band defied categorization through the years as their sound evolved, and discuss race relations and outrage culture.

This episode features the song "No Return" by Void Vator from the album Dehumanized, and the song "Beyond The Pale" by Machine Head from the album Catharsis.

Follow Robb on Instagram @RobbFlynn and Twitter @TheGeneralMH

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

Check out Void Vator at www.VoidVator.com

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Jan 8, 2018

Doc's guest is entertainment lawyer, Eric German, who represents bands like Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, and formerly Doc's old band, God Forbid. Eric talks about growing up as a devoted metalhead, his college experience and why he decided to get into law, his time working in concert promotion, litigating the infamous Napster lawsuit, the fall of metal in the 90s, the challenges hard rock and metal face in a changing music industry, and gives some advice on how to be successful new band in the current landscape.

This episode features the song "Mega Piranha" by In Search of Sun from the album, Virgin Funk Mother.

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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Dec 28, 2017

Doc reflects on the year that was 2017, and speaks with ex-The Acacia Strain guitarist, songwriter, and producer, Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz, about his current band LGND, his roots in the New England hardcore scene, reminisce about the band Blood Has Been Shed, the evolution of The Acacia Strain's sound, why he stopped touring and eventually split with the band, his development as a guitarist and producer, and gives an update on his current projects.

This episode features the song "Beast" by The Acacia Strain. 

Follow DL on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DanielDLLaskiewicz/

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Dec 20, 2017

Doc talks about the death of Nevermore and Sanctuary vocalist, Warrel Dane, and gives a reading of his article featured on Metalsucks.net. Doc also speaks with First Row Talent booking agent, John Finberg, about getting his start in Philadelphia as a ticket scalper, how he became a booking agent through concert promotion, his adventures working for and with multiple agents all over the country, the highs and lows of joining Bay Ridge Talent and booking bands like Machine Head, Napalm Death and Madball, discuss his infamous reputation and abrasive communication style, as well as hash out some of the issues they had when John booked God Forbid.

First Row Talent - https://www.facebook.com/pg/firstrowofficial/about/

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Dec 12, 2017

Doc speaks with guitarist, vocalist, and producer Billy Graziadei about how forming Biohazard helped him stay out of trouble in the streets, the band's unique sound and genesis of blending hardcore, metal, and hip hop, how fame and substance abuse tore the band apart, leaving Biohazard and launching punk band Suicide City, the Biohazard reunion, and tells the story of how the supergroup Powerflo came together. 

This episode features the song "Resistance" by Powerflo.

Follow Billy on Instagram and Twitter @BillyBiohazard

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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Nov 29, 2017

Doc talks with drummer and YouTube star, Meytal Cohen, about growing up and getting into heavy metal in Israel, her unique family life, her time in the Israeli Army, how she found her way to America, what the process of gaining such a massive online fanbase was like, the experience of making a record and touring with her band, Meytal, and her latest venture launching a Kickstarter campaign to make the next album.

This episode features the song "Out of Chaos" by Meytal.

Go to MeytalCohen.com or www.kickstarter.com/projects/meytal/the-2nd-meytal-album?ref=card to support Meytal's new album.

You can follow Meytal on Instagram and Twitter at @Meyta1cohen

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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.

Follow Peter on Instagram @peter_wichers

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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

Check out Baselords Brand on Instagram and Twitter @baselords

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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.

Follow Byzantine on Instagram @officialbyzantine and Twitter @ByzantineWV

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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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.

Follow Chris Broderick on Instagram @chris_broderick_guitar and Twitter @chris_broderick

Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle

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