112: Domenic Palermo of Nothing
Nicky Palermo of Shoegaze Favorites NOTHING opens up about mental illness, prison, prescription drugs, suicide and how music changed it all...INTRO / OUTRO: "April Haha" by Nothing
111: A Peaceful Transition of Power with Fred Pessaro and Michael Berdan
On Mike Hill's swansong episode as host, we have a three way discussion with new hosts Fred Pessaro (Journalist for VICE, Revolver, Decibel etc // NYC Music Promoter) and Michael Berdan (Uniform, ex-Drunkdriver, VEINS, etc) about their familiarity with one another, anecdotes about NYC music and the scene, and what the future has in store for METAL MATTERS.Intro: Tombs - "The Great Silence"Outro: Tombs - "The Great Silence"
110: Classic Records Iron Maiden Number of the Beast
Way back on our first episode, Randy and I, kicked things off with a discussion of Killers, Maiden's swansong record with Paul Di'Anno. To close the circle, we're covering the classic record Number of the Beast, the record that introduced the world to Bruce Dickinson and propelled Iron Maiden into mega-stardom.Intro: "Number of the Beast"Outro: "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
109: John Paradiso of Evoken
Evoken is one of the architects of American Funeral Doom, their career has spanned decades and given us an incredible body or work. I had the fortune of catching up with John Paradiso, long time member, guitarist and vocalist of Evoken.Intro: "Tragedy Eternal"Outro: "Mare Erythraeum"
108: The Burning Witch Episode
Stephen O'Malley along with Greg Anderson have been two of the prime architects in the American Doom scene, exploring the vistas of creativity and extremity with several projects. Randy and I are focusing on Burning Witch, one of O'Malley's bands that is often time overlooked.Intro: "History of Hell"Outro: "Warning Signs"
107: Classic Records Alice in Chains Dirt
Randy Larsen joins us this week for the first Classic Records episode of the year. "Dirt" was the Alice in Chains record that made the biggest impact both commercially and creatively. Check out what we have to say about it.Intro: "Them Bones"Outro: "Would"
106: Funeral Doom
I’ve invited my good friend and fellow musician Ralph Schmidt (Ultha, Ropes of Night) on to discuss the sublime metal subgenre known as Funeral Doom.In all honesty, I’m a dilettante when it comes to Funeral Doom but I want to celebrate this style of heavy music.Intro:“From Tumultuous Heavens…Descended Froth the Ceaseless Darkness” - AtramentusOutro:“Yearning for Heaven” - Funeral