Episodes

Post-Rock & Black Metal with JJ of Harakiri for the Sky

April 6, 2021

JJ of Harakiri for the Sky & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the Austrian Craft Beer scene, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, discovering extreme vocals, finding balance on tour, …

Death Metal Love Songs with Josh Richter of Bather

April 2, 2021

Josh Richter of Bather & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, being an independent band, Phantom Guilt, Riffin' Ain't Easy & his hangover cure. Throughout this inter…

Life, Metal & Cold Adaptation with Mark Jansen of Epica

March 30, 2021

Mark Jansen of Epica & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st beer, his 1st shows, releasing a record during a pandemic, getting Vicky Psarakis on Omega, how he has been filling the void, cold adaptation…

Winning a Juno & a Striker craft brew made 2020 bearable with Dan Cleary of Striker

March 26, 2021

Dan Cleary of Striker & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, being an independent artist, working on some new music, livestream concerts, getting back on stage, keeping his voice in check, winning a Juno Award…

A Full Year of Thirsty Thursdays

March 25, 2021

A year ago, I started hanging out with some of my closest friends, some of the Vox&Hops Alumni & Vox&Hops' Heads on Zoom each Thursday. I called it Thirsty Thursdays. Little did I know at the time, just how important these h…

Never Being Booed Off the Stage with Dale Crover of The Melvins

March 23, 2021

Dale Crover of The Melvins & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1s brews, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the power of Canadian beer vs Nirvana, the soundtrack of his youth, playing in Montreal, crafti…

Appreciating What we Lost with FT Hordé of Déluge

March 19, 2021

FT Hordé of Déluge & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st beer, the France Craft Beer scene, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, a pandemic release, a dream tour, why it took 5 years, a Déluge …

I Hate Releasing Singles with Johannes Persson of Cult of Luna

March 16, 2021

Johannes Persson of Cult of Luna & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the ups & downs of playing festivals, the soundtrack of his youth, Red Creek Recordings, collaborating with artists & his hangover cure. …

Hail the Metal Community with Rob Wharton of Cognitive

March 12, 2021

Rob Wharton of Cognitive & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, if he is a craft beer enthusiast, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, the return of gigs, the new Cognitive record, a perfect release tou…

Thirsty Thursday LIVE with Charles Elliott & Eliseo Garcia of Abysmal Dawn

March 11, 2021

Charles Elliott & Eliseo Garcia of Abysmal Dawn & I have a conversation about being one of the last bands on tour before the pandemic, if they have become more of a craft beer enthusiasts, how they have been filling the void…

Sacrificing Everything for the Love of Metal with Prika Amaral of Nervosa

March 9, 2021

Prika Amaral of Nervosa & I have a conversation about how she coped with 2020, her 1st brews, the Brazilian Craft Beer Scene, the soundtrack to her youth, gravitating towards the guitar, the Brazilian Metal Scene, her 1st sh…

Enjoying Life, Metal & Beer since the age of 6 with Jeremy Gomez of Red Method

March 5, 2021

Jeremy Gomez of Red Method & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, growing up in Gibraltar, the soundtrack of his youth, discovering his voice, staying healthy on the road, the future of touring,…

From American Idol to The Beast Awakens with James Durbin

March 2, 2021

James Durbin & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack to his youth, what he learnt on American Idol, how he lured Zakk Wylde on Idol, being a spokesperson for Autism & Tourette's Sy…

It's a Breakdown or Breakthrough Year with Dave Sherman of The Road To Rehab

Feb. 26, 2021

Dave Sherman of The Road To Rehab & I have a conversation about becoming an addiction counselor, his 1st drink, working in the music industry, why artists trust him, how 2020 affected addicts, helping artists on tour, why al…

Beer is the second most disgusting thing with Finn Mckenty of The Punk Rock MBA

Feb. 25, 2021

Finn Mckenty of The Punk Rock MBA & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, why he hates beer, no urge to explore alcohol or drugs, why he launched The Punk Rock MBA, w…

Your Brain is Always Smarter Than Yourself with Michael Alvarez of Flub

Feb. 23, 2021

Michael Alvarez of Flub & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, playing Montreal, being Sober, his last brew, how he was managed to stay Sober, where he has found sup…

Non Alcoholic Craft Beer or Bust with Jerome Gagnon & Yann Carrière of Bière Sans Alcool (BSA)

Feb. 19, 2021

Jerome Gagnon & Yann Carrière of Bière Sans Alcool (BSA) & I have a conversation about launching their brand in the middle of a pandemic, their 1st brews, why start with an IPA, their origin story, how to make non-alcoholic …

From Blast Beats to Hot Ones with Al Bourbouhakis of Heartbeat Hot Sauce

Feb. 18, 2021

Al Bourbouhakis of Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. have a conversation about how we met, how he coped with 2020, taking a break from alcohol, how he got into the Hot Sauce industry, getting his products on Hot Ones, putting flavor f…

To Drink or To Play with Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum

Feb. 16, 2021

Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, playing Montreal, having to quit drinking in order to keep playing guitar, crafting a new identity…

The Science of Drinking with Christian Degen of AHAB.

Feb. 12, 2021

Christian Degen the session bassist of AHAB & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, what exactly happens when we ingest alcohol, being drunk, binge drinking vs low intake everyday, if there are a…

Thirsty Thursday LIVE with Keith Wampler of The Convalescence

Feb. 11, 2021

Keith Wampler of The Convalescence & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, if his Craft Beer palate has evolved, getting two movies on Amazon Prime, setting up a movie premier in his hometown of Toledo Ohio, hi…

One day at a time with Matt Young of King Parrot & CrisisAct.

Feb. 9, 2021

Matt Young of King Parrot & CrisisAct & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, launching his new project CrisisAct, becoming Sober, working in a drug & alcohol rehabilitation center, rediscovering his identity, …

Non-Alcoholic Beer will save the day with Martin Guimond & Philippe Tremblay of Le Saint-Bock.

Feb. 5, 2021

Martin Guimond & Philippe Tremblay of Le Saint-Bock & I have a conversation about how they coped with 2020, creating a new brand to avoid confusion, focusing on Non-Alcoholic products as a way to survive, their brewer storie…

How Addi Tryggvason of Sólstafir rediscovered life's purpose.

Feb. 2, 2021

Addi Tryggvason of Sólstafir & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the birth of his 1st child, a day job for the 1st time in years, becoming Sober, pretending to be Nick Cave on stage, some advice for people …