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Matt McGachy, the vocalist of extreme metal band Cryptopsy, interviews fellow metal musicians about their life & music while sharing a craft beer on his metal podcast Vox&Hops. Here’s your chance to sneak backstage to share a brew & discover exactly what your favourite rockstars are like behind their personas. Matt has been the front man of the legendary Death Metal Band Cryptopsy since 2007. With them, he has contributed to 2 full length albums, 2 EPs & toured all over the globe playing massive festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Brutal Assault, Heavy Montreal, Hell Fest & Summer Breeze to name a few. In 2018, he launched the Vox&Hops Metal Podcast which was inspired by his love of Craft Beer & thought-provoking discussions. The Vox&Hops Metal Podcast has released over 200 episodes, charted in over 85 countries & fostered an amazing metal community. Enjoy Life, Metal & Craft Beer!

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Matt McGachy, the vocalist of extreme metal band Cryptopsy, interviews fellow metal musicians about their life & music while sharing a craft beer on his metal podcast Vox&Hops. Here’s your chance to sneak backstage to share a brew & discover exactly what your favourite rockstars are like behind their personas. Matt has been the front man of the legendary Death Metal Band Cryptopsy since 2007. With them, he has contributed to 2 full length albums, 2 EPs & toured all over the globe playing massive festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Brutal Assault, Heavy Montreal, Hell Fest & Summer Breeze to name a few. In 2018, he launched the Vox&Hops Metal Podcast which was inspired by his love of Craft Beer & thought-provoking discussions. The Vox&Hops Metal Podcast has released over 200 episodes, charted in over 85 countries & fostered an amazing metal community. Enjoy Life, Metal & Craft Beer!

    Partying Till 10am with Devin Swank of Sanguisugabogg

    Partying Till 10am with Devin Swank of Sanguisugabogg

    Devin Swank of Sanguisugabogg & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack of his youth, how he got into extreme vocals, his 1st shows, releasing "Tortured Whole" during a pandemic, a Sanguisugabogg brew, an epic tour story & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, Devin was enjoying New Holland Brewing Co. 's "Dragon's Milk" the Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout which clocked in with a 11% ABV while I enjoyed L'Apothicaire 's "Polotmavý" the dark Czech lager which poured out with a light brown veil, radiated sweet malts on the nose, slapped a slightly sweet crisp caramel finish & clocked in with a 5% ABV.
    Make sure to check out Vox&Hops' Brewtal Awakenings Playlist which has been curated by the Metal Architect Jerry Monk himself on either Spotify or Apple Music. This playlist is packed with all the freshest, sickest & most extreme albums each week!!!
    Photo Credit: Mark Valentino
    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Sanguisugabogg: https://sanguisugabogg.lnk.to/TorturedWhole
    New Holland Brewing Co.: https://www.newhollandbrew.com/
    L'Apothicaire: https://fr-ca.facebook.com/brasserielapothicaire
    Mark Valentino: https://www.instagram.com/markvalentino/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 34 min
    Thirsty Thursday Q&A

    Thirsty Thursday Q&A

    It had been a while since I had to connect with the wonderful humans of the Thirsty Thursday Gang so I decided to do a good old fashioned Q&A session with them.
    Throughout this chat, I enjoyed 5e Baron 's "Bénédicte" the 5% ABV Dunkel. This gorgeous brew poured out with a reddish copper veil, slapped sweet malts on the nose, ripped a caramel & dry finish. I continued with Ras L'Bock 's "Double Double 100% Galaxy" the 8.4% ABV TDH Double IPA. This sick beer poured out with a light orange veil, smashed dank fruity vibes on the nose, crushed a somewhat boozy delicate hop burn finish.
    Make sure to check out Vox&Hops' Brewtal Awakenings Playlist which has been curated by the Metal Architect Jerry Monk himself on either Spotify or Apple Music. This playlist is packed with all the freshest, sickest & most extreme albums each week!!!
    Photo Credit: Mihaela Petrescu
    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    5e Baron: https://www.5ebaron.com/
    Ras L'Bock: https://www.raslbock.com/
    Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/mihaontour
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 38 min
    Killer Food For Backstage Passes with Chef Brian Tsao of Loss Becomes

    Killer Food For Backstage Passes with Chef Brian Tsao of Loss Becomes

    Chef Brian Tsao of Loss Becomes & I have a conversation about his first brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, music vs cooking, becoming the Metal Chef, Loss Becomes, Beauty & Essex, Mission Subs, a Chef Brian Tsao Brew, how he finds balance & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, Brian was drinking Jack's Abby Craft Lagers' "Blood Orange Wheat" the 4% ABV Radler while I was enjoying BreWskey - Pub & Taproom x Messorem Bracitorium 's "Last Wish". This Cheesecake Sour was packed with Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Oreos, Cream Cheese & Vanilla. It poured out with a thick reddish purple veil, smashed raspberries & strawberries on the nose, slapped a sticky sweet, creamy & fruity finish. It clocked in with a sneaky 10% ABV.
    I am super stoked to have had the chance to play "Moments" Loss Becomes' brand new track which dropped today during the intro of this episode!
    This is a Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops episode! Heavy Montreal is Montreal's premier metal promoter. They host one of North America's best Metal Festivals & present countless amazing events during the rest of the year. I am truly honored & extremely excited to have them involved in the podcast.
    Make sure to check out Vox&Hops' Brewtal Awakenings Playlist which has been curated by the Metal Architect Jerry Monk himself on either Spotify or Apple Music. This playlist is packed with all the freshest, sickest & most extreme albums each week!!!
    Photo Credit: Selwyn Tungol
    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Chef Brian Tsao: https://www.chefbriantsao.com/
    Loss Becomes: https://linktr.ee/lossbecomes
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 55 min
    The 9 Year Old Metal Elitist with Rick Giordano of The Lion's Daughter

    The 9 Year Old Metal Elitist with Rick Giordano of The Lion's Daughter

    Rick Giordano of The Lion's Daughter & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, creating & releasing "Skin Show" during a pandemic, livestream performances, a dream release tour, how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, Rick was drinking 4 Hands Brewing Company 's "Warhammer". This 9% ABV Imperial IPA looked so sick!!! While I was enjoying Brasserie artisanale Gallicus x BreWskey - Pub & Taproom 's "Icare". This Triple IPA was brewed in honour of Brasserie Artisanale Gallicus' 2nd Anniversary & was simply delicious. It poured out with a somewhat thick hazy veil, smashed pineapple & mango on the nose, had a subtle yet enjoyable hop burn bite & slapped a creamy papaya & pink grapefruit finish. It was glorious & clocked in with a 10.5% ABV.
    Make sure to check out Vox&Hops' Brewtal Awakenings Playlist which has been curated by the Metal Architect Jerry Monk himself on either Spotify or Apple Music. This playlist is packed with all the freshest, sickest & most extreme albums each week!!!
    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Photo Credit: John Mourlas
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    The Lion's Daughter: https://thelionsdaughter.bandcamp.com/
    4 Hands Brewing Company: https://4handsbrewery.com/
    Brasserie Artisanale Gallicus: https://gallicus.ca/
    BreWskey: http://www.brewskey.ca/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-JPAZbJ3CLYG5PxW
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/57BKflAXe8wE8urfP18Z1I?si=d59bb107027345a3
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 38 min
    It All Started with the Prog Rock & Biker Shows with Félix B. Desfossés & Ian Campbell

    It All Started with the Prog Rock & Biker Shows with Félix B. Desfossés & Ian Campbell

    Félix B. Desfossés & Ian Campbell the creators of No Speed Limit: Québec Metal & I have a conversation about their 1st brews, their 1st shows, the evolution of the Québec Metal Scene, why they chose to write a book, the biggest challenges, translating it to English & their hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, Félix was drinking Hopfenstark Brewery x Voivod 's "Lost Machine"! This SteinBier which is a traditional German style brew which is made by heating up rocks in a fire that are later placed in the wort was fantastic! Thanks to that unique process it has a more caramel & mineral flavor profile while remaining a crisp & crushable brew! It clocks in with a 5% ABV. Ian was drinking absolutely nothing because that is how Metal he is!!! While I was enjoying Le Trèfle Noir Brasserie Artisanale 's "Chernoe Pivo" the Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels. This phenomenal brew poured out with a thick black veil, smashed a booze driven nose, ripped a slightly sweet, chocolatey & coffee finish with a bourbon bite. It clocked in with a 8.7% ABV.
    This is a Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops episode! Heavy Montreal is Montreal's premier metal promoter. They host one of North America's best Metal Festivals & present countless amazing events during the rest of the year. I am truly honored & extremely excited to have them involved in the podcast.
    Make sure to check out Vox&Hops' Brewtal Awakenings Playlist which has been curated by the Metal Architect Jerry Monk himself on either Spotify or Apple Music. This playlist is packed with all the freshest, sickest & most extreme albums each week!!!
    Photo Credit: Jessica Gagnon
    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    No Speed Limit: Québec Metal: https://templeofmystery.ca/shop/no-speed-limit-the-history-of-quebec-metal-1964-1989-pre-order/
    Hopfenstark Brewery: http://www.hopfenstark.com/
    Voivod: http://voivod.net/
    Le Trèfle Noir Brasserie Artisanale: http://www.letreflenoir.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-JPAZbJ3CLYG5PxW
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/57BKflAXe8wE8urfP18Z1I?si=d59bb107027345a3
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Do I Keep Asking Questions Or Do I Save the Cat with Eddy Torres of the RRBG Podcast

    Do I Keep Asking Questions Or Do I Save the Cat with Eddy Torres of the RRBG Podcast

    Eddy Torres of the RRBG Podcast & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, the RRBG Podcast, an interview he would like to redo, the impact of the pandemic on the podcast & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, Eddy was drinking Mother Earth Brewing Company 's "Flawless Imperfection" the Hazy IPA which clocked in with a 7.5% ABV & Fremont Brewing 's "Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb" the Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale with Coffee & Cinnamon which clocked in with a 13% ABV!!!
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    I enjoyed Kahnawake Brewing Co. 's "Minotaur" the Hazy IPA which boasted Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic Hops & clocked in with a 7% ABV & BreWskey's "DIPA TEST- LEVURE VERDANT IPA" the 8% ABV DIPA hopped with Citra & Mosaic & packed with Lallemand Yeast!!!
    Make sure to check out Vox&Hops' Brewtal Awakenings Playlist which has been curated by the Metal Architect Jerry Monk himself on either Spotify or Apple Music. This playlist is packed with all the freshest, sickest & most extreme albums each week!!!
    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Photo Credit: Ariel Gonzalez
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    RRBG Podcast: https://rocknrollbeerguy.wordpress.com/
    Watch Part 2 of this interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjkw5K75iMQ
    Mother Earth Brewing Company: https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/
    Fremont Brewing: http://www.fremontbrewing.com/
    Kahnawake Brewing: http://www.kahnawakebrewing.com/
    BreWskey: http://www.brewskey.ca/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-JPAZbJ3CLYG5PxW
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/57BKflAXe8wE8urfP18Z1I?si=d59bb107027345a3
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 49 min

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