Episodes

Clint Lowery (Sevendust, ex-Dark New Day)

Feb. 14, 2019

Doc welcomes this week's guest, guitarist and backing vocalist of Sevendust, Clint Lowery. They talk about why he left Sevendust years ago to start Dark New Day with his brother, the musical background and chemistry with his…

Who Invented Metalcore? w/ Mike Montoya (Winds of Plague, Morgoth Beatz)

Feb. 6, 2019

Doc welcomes Mike Montoya, guitarist for Winds of Plague, and producer under the name Morgoth Beatz. They discuss the history of metalcore from it's roots in the 1980s crossover scene to the modern era of where metalcore has…

Paul Conroy (ex-Roadrunner A&R, ex-Lamb of God Manager, ex-Ferret Records/Good Fight Entertainment)

Jan. 25, 2019

Doc welcomes former artist manager, A&R, and entrepreneur Paul Conroy and they talk about how he got his start in the music business in Philadelphia, getting hired by Roadrunner Records, his challenges as an A&R, leaving Ro…

2018 Year In Review - The Mental Health Episode

Jan. 18, 2019

Doc summarizes the experiences of the previous year of touring, how it has affected him, dealing with depression, and the steps he has taken to get healthy in 2019. Doc also recounts his favorite albums and films of 2018. Fo…

Discussing Rolling Stone's Disparaging Article on Mainstream Rock w/ Rob Blasko (Ozzy, ex-Rob Zombie)

Dec. 28, 2018

Doc welcomes Rob Blasko, bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, owner of Mercenary Artist Management (Black Veil Brides, Black Label Society), and host of the ManageMental and A New Level podcasts, to discuss a recent article issued by …

Barry Stock (Three Days Grace)

Dec. 18, 2018

Doc speaks with Three Days Grace guitarist, Barry Stock, and they talk about how Barry joined the band, what he thinks the secret to their longevity is, what Three Days Grace's songwriting process is like, how his hobby of h…

Mat Madiro (From Ashes To New, ex-Trivium)

Dec. 3, 2018

Doc welcomes guest, Mat Madiro, drummer of From Ashes To New, and they talk about Mat's start in the music industry working as a drum tech for I See Stars, eventually getting hired to tech for Trivium, getting asked to actua…

Ben Umanov (Vince Neilstein from MetalSucks)

Nov. 19, 2018

Doc welcomes guest, Ben Umanov aka Vince Neilstein, co-founder and content creator for MetalSucks.net. They talk about Doc's early involvement as a writer on MetalSucks, Ben's early years working for Atlantic Records, how Ma…

Christian "CC" Coma (Black Veil Brides, ex-Silent Civilian)

Nov. 1, 2018

Doc welcomes Black Veil Brides drummer, Christian "CC" Coma, and they talk about his early days playing for Silent Civilian, what went wrong with that band and why he quit, the thought process behind Black Veil Brides' image…

Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management, Jabberjaw Media, ManageMental Podcast)

Oct. 15, 2018

Doc welcomes Mike Mowery, podcaster, owner of Outerloop Management and record label, as well as co-owner of Jabberjaw Media , the podcast network that The Ex Man is a part of. They talk about Mike's trip cross-country, his t…

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin, ex-Adelita's Way, Copper)

Sept. 26, 2018

Doc welcomes Breaking Benjamin guitarist and backing vocalist, Keith Wallen, to the show, and they talk about the idiosyncrasies of their long summer tour, Keith's time playing with Adelita's Way, how he joined Breaking Benj…

Mike Couls (Vehement Serenade, ex-Sworn Enemy, ex-Agents of Man)

Sept. 19, 2018

Doc welcomes famed hardcore bass player, Mike Couls as his guest and they talk about Mike booking God Forbid's first ever tour in Detroit, how losing his father at a young age led him to find solace in the hardcore scene, de…

Dave Davidson (Revocation)

Sept. 11, 2018

Doc speaks with Revocation vocalist and lead guitarist, Dave Davidson, about the band he played in previously called Cryptic Warning, the early days coming up in Boston DIY metal scene, the intellectual curiosity that led hi…

Kyle Konkiel (Bad Wolves, ex-Vimic/Scar The Martyr, ex-In This Moment)

Aug. 30, 2018

Doc speaks with his bandmate and bassist from Bad Wolves, Kyle Konkiel, about his stint doing his own podcast, Tour Bus Confidential, getting started in the LA metal scene with the band Grimefield, how he got the gig to play…

Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More)

Aug. 23, 2018

On the latest episode of The Ex Man Podcast, Doc welcomes Jonny Hawkins, vocalist for the eclectic hard rock band, Nothing More. They talk about his methods for maintaining sanity on long tours, how he got into fitness and h…

Tom Bejgrowicz (ex-A&R for Century Media, Graphic Designer, Unbuilt Magazine)

Aug. 9, 2018

Doc speaks with Tom Bejgrowicz, also known as Tom B, the guy who originally signed God Forbid to a record deal with Century Media records, about getting started in the music industry with Caroline Distribution and working ba…

Nelson Blake II (Locked In A Vacancy - Comic Book Artist - Spiderman, Luke Cage, Romulus)

July 31, 2018

Doc welcomes guest, Nelson Blake II, Guitarist of NYC-based metalcore band Locked In A Vacancy and professional comic book artist. They talk about Locked In A Vacancy's recent reunion, the old New York hardcore scene, dissec…

Eyal Levi (ex-Daath, URM Academy)

July 24, 2018

Doc welcomes guitarist, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur, Eyal Levi, on the show to talk about growing up around classical music with his father being a conductor, how in music college he stumbled upon creating the mus…

Melissa Cross (The Zen of Screaming)

July 11, 2018

Doc speaks with world renowned singer and vocal coach, Melissa Cross, about coming up with her techniques to teach how to scream properly, her early years studying acting, piano, voice, and performance, being attracted to he…

Zach Myers (Shinedown)

July 3, 2018

Doc speaks with Shinedown guitarist, Zach Myers, about filling in on bass with Saliva, how he joined Shinedown, getting his start as a teenage phenom musician, how Shinedown's sound evolved over the years to getting heavier,…

Steve Joh (A&R for Prosthetic Records, ex-Century Media)

June 26, 2018

Doc speaks with Prosthetic Records A&R guy, Steve Joh, about getting started in the music industry working at Caroline Distribution, getting hired by Century Media to run Noise Records, eventually taking over the A&R job at …

Sahaj Ticotin (Ra)

June 15, 2018

Doc speaks with Ra vocalist, guitarist, and producer, Sahaj Ticotin, about how he got his start playing music, his philosophy on producing new rock bands, starting the band Ra and landing a major label record deal, the diffi…

Mike Mulholland (Painless, ex-Emmure, Recon, Thy Art Is Murder)

June 6, 2018

Doc speaks with guitarist Mike Mulholland about filling in for deathcore titans, Thy Art Is Murder, his time playing in Emmure, rant about guitar playing and gear, his original band Recon and Emmure bringing a nü metal and b…

Godless (ex-Podcast Metal, ex-MetalSucks Podcast)

June 1, 2018

Doc speaks with Godless, the former host of excellent heavy metal themed podcasts, Podcast Metal and MetalSucks, about his background in the music industry as a manager, booker, and promoter, how he met Chuck and got into po…