Episodes

Dec. 20, 2017

John Finberg (Booking Agent)

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 …
Dec. 12, 2017

Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo, ex-Suicide City)

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 f…
Nov. 29, 2017

Meytal Cohen (YouTube Star)

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 gain…
Nov. 20, 2017

Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork)

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 sou…
Nov. 14, 2017

Art Cruz (Winds of Plague, Prong)

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 deathco…
Nov. 7, 2017

Chris "OJ" Ojeda (Byzantine)

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 b…
Oct. 26, 2017

NBA Talk with Derek James (1500ESPN Timberwolves Analyst)

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, questi…
Oct. 16, 2017

Chris Broderick (Act of Defiance, ex-Megadeth, ex-Nevermore, ex-Jag Panzer)

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 …
Oct. 10, 2017

Steve Evetts (Producer of Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence)

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 t…
Sept. 26, 2017

Brian Fair (ex-Shadows Fall, ex-Overcast, Downpour)

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, …
Sept. 13, 2017

Lorenzo Antonucci (ex-Sworn Enemy)

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 q…
Sept. 5, 2017

Adam Sagir (The Noise Cartel PR, ex-Century Media, Dripback, ex-Labrat)

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 form…
Aug. 24, 2017

Mercedes Lander (Kittie, White Swan)

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 aff…
Aug. 14, 2017

Corey Pierce (ex-God Forbid)

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 care…
July 31, 2017

Dave "The Rev" Ciancio (ex-God Forbid, Shadows Fall, Thursday manager)

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 hardc…
July 17, 2017

Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope)

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 fict…
July 3, 2017

Jim LaMarca (ex-Chimaira, Impending Lies)

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 mi…
June 15, 2017

Brandan Schieppati (ex-Bleeding Through, ex-18 Visions, The Iron Son)

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…
June 7, 2017

Doc Answers Fan Questions

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 …
May 23, 2017

Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour, Battery)

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 …
May 3, 2017

Ken Schalk (ex-Candiria, ex-Fuel)

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 Cand…
April 19, 2017

Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames, CYHRA)

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 …
April 4, 2017

Mark Hunter (ex-Chimaira)

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 pain…
March 23, 2017

Reflecting on the NWOAHM with J. Andrew Zalucky (Decibel, Metal Injection)

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 re…