Episodes

Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch, ex-The UTMoST)

May 24, 2018

Doc speaks with Five Finger Death Punch bassist, Chris Kael, about what attracted him to picking up the bass as a teenager in Lexington, KY, his background as a lead vocalist, moving to Las Vegas and playing with the pop pun…

Steve Smyth (One Machine, ex-Forbidden, ex-Nevermore, ex-Testament, ex-Vicious Rumors)

May 16, 2018

Doc talks with prolific guitar player, Steve Smyth, about what makes the bay area such a gold mine for talented metal musicians, how he got his professional start with Vicious Rumors, getting his big break as a touring guita…

Live Show w/ Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, ex-Soulfly, ex-Crisis, ex-Nausea)

May 8, 2018

Doc does his first ever live Ex Man show with Stone Sour drummer, Roy Mayorga, about coming up in New York City with punk band Nausea, jumping around as a hired gun with bands like Shelter and Crisis, how doing remixes for S…

Justin Graves (Vexes, ex-A Life Once Lost)

April 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, deali…

Anthony Martini (E. Town Concrete, Commission Music)

April 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 th…

Craig Locicero (Dress The Dead, ex-Forbidden, ex-Manmade God, ex-Death)

April 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…

Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders, ex-Reflux)

April 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 becam…

Ryan Downey (ex-Burn It Down, Superhero Mgmt, MTV, Speak & Destroy Podcast)

March 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…

Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Ill Nino)

March 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 Niñ…

Militia Vox (Judas Priestess)

March 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, he…

Ken Susi (Unearth, Swivel)

March 6, 2018

Doc speaks with Unearth guitarist, Ken Susi, about his early years coming up in the New England hardcore scene, how Unearth developed their trademark sound, what it felt like to break out and experience real success, the pit…

AJ Channer (Fire From The Gods, ex-Ashes Within, ex-Sic Seed)

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 Agai…

Gun Debate with Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

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 "…

Lloyd Grant (ex-Metallica, ex-Defcon)

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 …

Sonny Mayo (Ugly Kid Joe, ex-Sevendust, ex-HeD PE, ex-Amen, ex-Snot)

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 m…

Dave Chavarri (Ill Nino, Terror Universal, ex-Pro-Pain, Ex-M.O.D.)

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 wit…

Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy, ex-Nothing Left To Mourn, ex-Shattered Realm)

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 hardco…

Byron Davis (ex-God Forbid)

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 br…

Robb Flynn (Machine Head, ex-Vio-lence, ex-Forbidden)

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 met…

Eric German (Entertainment Lawyer)

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,…

Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz (ex-The Acacia Strain, LGND)

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 ab…

John Finberg (Booking Agent)

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 …

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

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 f…

Meytal Cohen (YouTube Star)

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 gain…