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
118: Walter of Roadburn
We're honored to have Walter Hoeijmakers as our guest on today's show. Walter is the key creative force behind what is debatably the most important annual event in extreme music: the legendary Roadburn Festival. Every April since its inception in 1999 until the global pandemic shifted the landscape, Roadburn has hosted everything from the best contemporary heavy artists to once in a lifetime performances from living legends such as Hawkwind, Goblin and GISM. Over the years, the fest has become an integral communal event and pollination site for thousands of metalheads, punks, and heavy music lovers the world over. After the necessary cancellation of Roadburn's 2020 installment, they are back this year with Roadburn Redux; a weekend of special livestream events curated with the love and attention to detail the festival is known for. We caught up with Walter to talk about Roadburn Redux as well as his beginnings, some of the wild and unique Roadburn moments throughout the years, and the ever increasing importance of community.
117 - Youth Code
Sara Taylor and Ryan George of industrial titans Youth Code are the guests for this week's episode. Since their inception in 2012, Youth Code's impeccable blend of pulverizing EBM with hardcore and metal sensibilities have cemented them as true torchbearers for much of today's synth driven extreme music. The band has leveled audiences the world over, touring with acts as varied as Skinny Puppy, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange, Deafheaven, and Carpenter Brut. In March they self-released A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression; a collaborativelp with esteemed producerKing Yosef. We caught up with Ryan and Sara to discuss the new record, the perils of touring, trying to stay creative in the midst of a global pandemic, and the blood feud that is synths vs. guitars. Oh, and I might have gotten myself cursed in the process. Stick around and find out how!
116: Bryan Funck of Thou
This week's guest is Bryan Funck, frontman of THOU, the Louisiana-based sludge-doom favorites who kicked in the door by applying old school DIY and eventually blossoming into one of the bigger names in heavy music today. Formed in 2005, the band's catalog contains literally dozens of releases including several splits, full-lengths and evensome collaborative albums with The Body and Emma Ruth Rundle, the latter of which makes up some of their most recentoutput.Intro/Outro: Thou - By Endurance We Conquer