Episodes

Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork)

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 sou…

Art Cruz (Winds of Plague, Prong)

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 deathco…

Chris "OJ" Ojeda (Byzantine)

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 b…

NBA Talk with Derek James (1500ESPN Timberwolves Analyst)

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, questi…

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

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 …

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

Oct. 10, 2017

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…

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

Sept. 26, 2017

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, …

Lorenzo Antonucci (ex-Sworn Enemy)

Sept. 13, 2017

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…

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

Sept. 5, 2017

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…

Mercedes Lander (Kittie, White Swan)

Aug. 24, 2017

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…

Corey Pierce (ex-God Forbid)

Aug. 14, 2017

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…

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

July 31, 2017

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…

Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope)

July 17, 2017

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…

Jim LaMarca (ex-Chimaira, Impending Lies)

July 3, 2017

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…

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

June 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…

Doc Answers Fan Questions

June 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 …

Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour, Battery)

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 …

Ken Schalk (ex-Candiria, ex-Fuel)

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 Cand…

Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames, CYHRA)

April 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 …

Mark Hunter (ex-Chimaira)

April 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 pain…

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

March 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 re…

Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem, ex-The Low End Theory, ex-The Killing Gift)

March 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 st…

Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence)

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 artisti…

Bill Hudson (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Vital Remains, ex-Westfield Massacre, ex-Cellador)

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,…