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In-depth conversations with metal musicians about life, music & craft beer, hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band Cryptopsy. Casual conversations with creative people involved in the metal and craft beer scenes. Discussions focus on creative processes, origin stories, learning experiences and touring anecdotes. Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/

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In-depth conversations with metal musicians about life, music & craft beer, hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band Cryptopsy. Casual conversations with creative people involved in the metal and craft beer scenes. Discussions focus on creative processes, origin stories, learning experiences and touring anecdotes. Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/

    Kevin Muller (The Merciless Concept)

    Kevin Muller (The Merciless Concept)

    A conversation about 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, The Merciless Concept, the modern NY metal scene, his time in Suffocation, Twitch, his hangover cure & rat fishing with Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel.
    Throughout this interview Kevin was drinking Nightmare Brewing Company's "Colombian Necktie". This Gose was soured on Mangoes with Lulo, Soursop & Colombian lime zest. It clocked in with a 7.2% ABV.
    &
    Matt was drinking Third Moon Brewing's "Continuous Blood". This NEIPA was crazy creamy, radiated tropical fruit & was ultra enjoyable. It clocked in with a 6.8% ABV.
    This episode was recorded live on Kevin's Twitch channel back in late October.
    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: Aaron Marsh
    EPISODE LINKS:
    The Merciless Concept: https://themercilessconcept.com/
    Nightmare Brewing Company: https://www.nightmarebrewingco.com/
    Third Moon Brewing: https://thirdmoonbrewing.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakening Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-mJy8gErtNXD1gZB
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VzBrrn0bRpaWtJNv8qa6k
    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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    • 44 min
    Peter Iwers (Odd Island Brewing & In Flames)

    Peter Iwers (Odd Island Brewing & In Flames)

    A conversation about how they coped with 2020, his first brews, the Swedish Metal Scene, leaving In Flames & starting a Craft Beer Brewery, the Swedish Craft Beer Scene, his memories playing Montreal, if he ever misses touring, collaborative brews, spreading their love of metal & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview Peter was drinking Glögg a classic Swedish Holiday drink!!!
    &
    Matt was drinking OverHop Canada's "VOX&OVERHOPS" the DDH NEIPA that was Hopped with Citra, Vic Secret & Enigma Hops. It was super juicy with a tropical nose & a dank finish. It clocked in with a 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!!!

    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/

    Odd Island Brewing: http://www.oddisland.se/
    In Flames: https://www.inflames.com/
    OverHop Canada: https://overhop.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/en
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakening Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-mJy8gErtNXD1gZB
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VzBrrn0bRpaWtJNv8qa6k
    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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    • 37 min
    Martin L'Allier (MonsRegius bières artisanales)

    Martin L'Allier (MonsRegius bières artisanales)

    A conversation about how he coped with 2020, crafting brews as a culinary experience, his 1st beers, his brewer story, where he stands on hype, their Nocturna Imperial Stout Series, 2021 the year of Hard Seltzers, if he has ever listened to metal, collaborative brews & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this conversation we enjoyed MonsRegius bières artisanales' "IPA Festina Key Lime". This IPA was lightly tart, creamy, citrusy yet sweet & ultra delicious. It honestly tasted like biting into a piece of Key Lime Pie. It clocked in with a 7% 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! ***
    https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/

    MonsRegius bières artisanales:
    http://www.monsregius.ca/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakening Playlist:
    Apple Music:
    https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-mJy8gErtNXD1gZB
    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VzBrrn0bRpaWtJNv8qa6k
    Sound Talent Media:
    https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast:
    https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 38 min
    James Monteith (TesseracT)

    James Monteith (TesseracT)

    A conversation about how he coped with 2020, his first brews, trading brews for guestlist spots, his experience playing Montreal. the soundtrack to his youth, his PR company Hold Tight PR, "Portals" the TesseracT Livestream, the evolution of Djent, a potential TesseracT Brew & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview James was drinking Northern Monk's "Faith" the Hazy Pale Ale which was Hopped with Citra, Mosaic & Columbus Hops & clocked in with a 5.4% ABV.
    &
    Matt was drinking Kahnawake Brewing Co.'s "Crisptopsy - Pilsner Supremacy" the New World Pilsner. This Pilsner brewed with Bohemian Yeast was Double Dry Hopped with Mosaic hops & was brewed in honor of Cryptopsy. It had mad melon vibes & finished with a crisp cereal finish. It clocked in with a 4.8% 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:
    Mary Sweeney

    This Episode was sponsored by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.:
    https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/

    TesseracT:
    https://www.tesseractband.co.uk/
    Northern Monk:
    https://northernmonk.com/
    Kahnawake Brewing
    http://www.kahnawakebrewing.com/
    Heavy Montreal:
    https://www.heavymontreal.com/en
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakening Playlist:
    Apple Music:
    https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-mJy8gErtNXD1gZB
    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VzBrrn0bRpaWtJNv8qa6k
    Sound Talent Media:
    https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast:
    https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 35 min
    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2020 with Oli Pinard (Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy, Akurion & Vengeful)

    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2020 with Oli Pinard (Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy, Akurion & Vengeful)

    2020 was such a disaster if a year but we were blessed with some monumental extreme music releases. So I decided to yet again do a year end wrap up episode with Oli Pinard the bassist of Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy, Akurion & Vengeful.
    Throughout this chat Oli was drinking Kahnawake Brewing Co.'s "Crisptopsy - Pilsner Supremacy" the New World Pilsner, OverHop Canada's "VOX&OVERHOPS" the DDH NEIPA that was Hopped with Citra, Vic Secret & Enigma Hops & Brasserie Hopfenstark x Voivod collab "Lost Machine"!!
    &
    Matt was drinking 5e Baron's "Black" a Schwarzbier & Microbrasserie Le Fermentor's "Bon Scotch"!
    This Episode was sponsored by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.:
    https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Here is our Top 10 Metal Albums of 2020 in no specific order:
    1- Blight: Temple of Wounds
    2- Molassess: Through the Hollow
    3- Intronaut: Fluid Existential Inversions
    4- Oranssi Pazuzu: Mestarin kynsi
    5- Ulcerate: Stare Into Death And Be Still
    6- Deftones: Ohms
    7- The Ocean: Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
    8- Igorrr: Spirituality and Distortion
    9- Code Orange: Underneath
    10- Loathe: I Let It In And It Took Everything
    Honourable Mentions:
    Sevendust: Blood & Stone
    Odious Mortem: Synesthesia
    Disavowed: Revocation of the Fallen
    Deeds of Flesh: Nucleus
    Wang Wen: 100 000 Whys
    Rïcïnn: Nereïd
    Steve Von Till: No Wilderness Deep Enough
    Azarath: Saint Desecration
    Perdition Temple: Sacraments of Descension
    Cytotoxin: Nuklearth
    Ingested: Where Only Gods May Tread
    Aborted: La Grande Mascarade
    Black Crown Initiate: Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape
    Testament: Titans of Creation
    Mr. Bungle: The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo
    The Black Dahlia Murder: Verminous
    Imperial Triumphant: Alphaville
    Akhlys: Melinoë
    Bather: Phantom Guilt
    Akurion: Come Forth To Me
    Anaal Nathrakh: Endarkenment
    Beneath The Massacre: Fearmonger
    Unleash The Archers: Abyss
    Vox&Hops' Metal Architect Jerry Monk's Top 10 of 2020:
    Ulcerate: Stare Into Death and Be Still
    Paysage d'Hiver: Im Wald
    Proscription: Conduit
    Gaerea: Limbo
    Akhlys: Melinoë
    Werewolves: The Dead are Screaming
    Growth: The Smothering Arms of Mercy
    Konvent: Puritan Masochism
    Earth Rot: Black Tides of Obscurity
    Ether Coven: Everything is Temporary Except Suffering
    Cryptopsy:
    http://cryptopsy.ca/
    Cattle Decapitation:
    http://cattledecapitation.com/
    Akurion:
    https://akurion-ca.bandcamp.com/
    Vengeful:
    https://vengeful.bandcamp.com/
    Kahnawake Brewing
    http://www.kahnawakebrewing.com/
    OverHop Canada:
    http://www.overhop.com/
    Brasserie Hopfenstark:
    http://www.hopfenstark.com/contact/
    Voivod:
    https://voivodband.bandcamp.com/
    5e Baron:
    https://www.5ebaron.com/
    Microbrasserie Le Fermentor:
    http://lefermentor.com/
    Sound Talent Media:
    https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast:
    https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Top 10 Québec Microbreweries of 2020 with Craig Thorn (BAOS Podcast) & Noah Forrest (Beerism)

    Top 10 Québec Microbreweries of 2020 with Craig Thorn (BAOS Podcast) & Noah Forrest (Beerism)

    2020 was such a monumental year for the Québec Microbrew scene that I had to do another year end wrap up collaborative episode once again with Craig Thorn of the BAOS Podcast but this around we included our friend & fellow Vox&Hops Alumni Noah Forrest of Beerism to help us out!

    Here is our cumulative Top 10 Québec Microbreweries of 2020 in no particular order:

    1-Brasserie Distillerie Champ Libre :
    The beer that we tasted from them was "Simplicité Volontaire" which was lagered for 6 months on oak & clocked in with a 4.8% ABV.

    2- Messorem Bracitorium

    3-Brewskey Pub & Brasserie Artisanale

    4- 5e Baron:
    The beer that we tasted from them was their collaborative brew with Foam Brewers called "Postal Service" the Double NEIPA which clocked in at 8% ABV.

    5-Brasserie Sir John Brewing Co

    6- OverHop Canada:
    The beer that we tasted from them was "Dark Hop" the Black IPA which clocked in at 7% ABV.

    7-Ras L'Bock

    8- Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs

    9-Brasserie Générale:
    The beer that we tasted from them was "Interlude" the Triple IPA which clocked in at 10% ABV.

    10-Brasserie du Bas-Canada

    Honorable Mentions:
    Kahnawake Brewing
    Beauregard Brasserie Distillerie
    Brasserie Artisanale Gallicus
    L'Octant - Microbrasserie
    Noctem Artisans Brasseurs
    Echo Session Ales
    Silo - Brasserie
    L`Espace Public Brasseurs de Quartier
    Lagabière Brasserie Artisanale
    Microbrasserie À la Fût
    Emporium Microbrasserie
    Robin - Bière Naturelle
    Microbrasserie Auberge Sutton Brouërie
    Brasserie Harricana
    Le Castor Brewing Company
    Microbrasserie 4 Origines

    Photo Credit:
    Noah Forrest

    BAOS Podcast:
    https://youtu.be/LTezVntwhiQ
    Beerism.ca:
    [https://beerism.ca/2020/12/29/beerism-boas-voxhops-join-forces-to-create-the-ultimate-2020-top-ten-breweries-list/

    Top 10 Québec Microbreweries of 2020:
    Brasserie Distillerie Champ Libre:
    http://champlibre.co/
    Messorem Bracitorium:
    https://messorem.co/
    Brewskey Pub & Brasserie Artisanale:
    https://www.brewskey.ca/
    5e Baron:
    https://www.5ebaron.com/
    Brasserie Sir John Brewing Co:
    https://brasseriesirjohn.com/
    OverHop Canada:
    http://www.overhop.com/
    Ras L'Bock | Microbrasserie:
    https://www.raslbock.com/
    Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs:
    https://www.brasseursavantgarde.com/
    Brasserie Générale:
    https://www.brasseriegenerale.com/
    Brasserie du Bas-Canada:
    https://brasseriebascanada.com/
    Honorable Mentions:
    Kahnawake Brewing
    http://www.kahnawakebrewing.com/
    Beauregard Brasserie Distillerie
    http://www.beauregardbrasseriedistillerie.com/
    Brasserie Artisanale Gallicus:
    https://gallicus.ca/
    L'Octant - Microbrasserie:
    http://loctant-microbrasserie.com/
    Noctem Artisans Brasseurs:
    https://www.noctem.ca/
    Echo Session Ales:
    https://www.echosessionales.com/
    Silo - Brasserie:
    https://www.facebook.com/bieresilo/
    L`Espace Public Brasseurs de Quartier:
    https://www.lespacepublic.ca/
    Lagabière Brasserie Artisanale:
    http://lagabiere.com/
    Microbrasserie À la Fût:
    https://www.alafut.qc.ca/
    Emporium Microbrasserie:
    http://microbrasserieemporiumquebec.ca/
    Robin - Bière Naturelle:
    https://www.robinbierenaturelle.com/
    Microbrasserie Auberge Sutton Brouërie:
    https://www.facebook.com/aubergesuttonbrouerie
    Brasserie Harricana:
    http://www.brasserieharricana.com/
    Le Castor Brewing Company:
    http://www.microlecastor.ca/
    Microbrasserie 4 Origines:
    http://4origines.com/
    Sound Talent Media:
    https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast:
    https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 2 hrs 6 min

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23 Ratings

Lady M Dot ,

Great guests, great discussion

Holy smokes does Matt get some of the best guests in the scene on his show. The topics are always good and the discussion is always interesting. Whether you like metal, craft beer, both or neither, this is a great look inside a really active and dynamic scene, led by a smart, thoughtful host.

Metalvin ,

Great content!

Matt is a great guy from the scene, knowledgeable great conversations and topics of discussion. If you love metal or beer or both this is the podcast for you!🤘🏻

Christian Mongrain Thériault ,

Brutally good!

One the best metal podcasts out there.
Great interviews with many actors from the metal scene all over the world.

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