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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 300 episodes, with listeners in over 85 countries & fostered an amazing metal community. Enjoy Life, Metal & Craft Beer!

Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Matt McGachy & Sound Talent Media

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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 300 episodes, with listeners in over 85 countries & fostered an amazing metal community. Enjoy Life, Metal & Craft Beer!

    Writing what they Feel with Rikke Emilie List of Konvent

    Writing what they Feel with Rikke Emilie List of Konvent

    Rikke Emilie List of Konvent & I have a conversation about how she coped with 2021/2022, her craft beer evolution, Konvent's hype, her 1st shows, "Call Down the Sun", a Konvent Beer Collab, mental health and her hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, Rikke was drinking To Øle's "Implosion" the Non-Alcoholic beer while I enjoyed Sookram's Brewing's "Coffee Pilsner" the 5% Coffee Pilsner which was brewed with roasted coffee beans from Little Sister Coffee Maker.
    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. Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm, Inhuman Condition & Undeath: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Andrzej Wasilkiewicz
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Konvent: https://konvent666.bandcamp.com/
    To Øl: https://toolbeer.dk/
    Sookram's Brewing: https://www.sookrams.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 52 min
    The Art of Balance with Jordan James of Disentomb

    The Art of Balance with Jordan James of Disentomb

    Jordan James of Disentomb & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020/2021, the soundtrack of his youth, being a metal dad, the new Disentomb EP "Nothing Above", running, mental health & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat Jordan was drinking Burleigh Brewing's "Twisted Palm" the 4.2% Tropical Pale Ale while I enjoyed Ghost Town Brewing's "Zest for Death" the 5.5% mixed fermentation was oak aged with California kumquats & grapefruits.
    Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm, Inhuman Condition & Undeath: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Clare Molnar
    This episode was recorded at June's Thirsty Thursday Virtual Hang.
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Disentomb: https://www.facebook.com/disentomb
    Burleigh Brewing: https://www.burleighbrewing.com.au/burleigh-twisted-palm/
    Ghost Town Brewing: https://www.ghosttownbrewing.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 55 min
    Praise the Freaks with John Carbone of Moon Tooth

    Praise the Freaks with John Carbone of Moon Tooth

    John Carbone of Moon Tooth & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020/2021, his 1st beers, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, switching from drums to vocals, "Phototroph", clean vocals in metal, their collab with Thin Man Brewery & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, John drank Brooklyn Brewery's "Summer Ale" the 5% Sunny Pale Ale while I enjoyed 5e Baron's 2nd Anniversary version of "Two Tales Pils" that was aged in French oak barrels.
    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. Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm, Inhuman Condition & Undeath: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Jesse Korman
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Moon Tooth: https://moontooth.org/
    Brooklyn Brewery: https://brooklynbrewery.com/
    5e Baron: https://www.5ebaron.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 50 min
    The New Blood Roundtable with Becoming The Bully, Bloodprint, Casket Robbery, Diabology & Féleth

    The New Blood Roundtable with Becoming The Bully, Bloodprint, Casket Robbery, Diabology & Féleth

    Steven Nadeau of Becoming The Bully, Barrett Lindsay-Botten of Bloodprint, Megan Orvold-Scheider of Casket Robbery, Matt Morales of Diabology, Espen Dagenborg of Féleth & I have a conversation about why they play in a metal band, the piece of gear that made them take it seriously, what their goals are, what if this is the end of the line, how they handle inner band disputes, collabs, the pros/cons of modern technology and their hangover cures.
    Throughout this chat, I enjoyed Kahnawake Brewing Co.'s "Crisptopsy - Pilsner Supremacy" the New World Pilsner that was hopped with Mosaic hops.
    Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm, Inhuman Condition & Undeath: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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!!!
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Becoming The Bully: https://www.facebook.com/becomingthebully
    Bloodprint: https://open.spotify.com/artist/23KTmfjS0LpFwRcde2ZzvN
    Casket Robbery, https://casketrobbery.com/
    Diabology: https://diabology.bandcamp.com/
    Féleth: https://feleth.bandcamp.com/
    Kahnawake Brewing Co: https://www.facebook.com/kahnawakebrewing/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 57 min
    Bringing Joy with Jostein Austvik (Trollmannen) of TrollFest

    Bringing Joy with Jostein Austvik (Trollmannen) of TrollFest

    Jostein Austvik (Trollmannen) of TrollFest & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020/2021, his 1st Brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, "Flamingo Overlord", being a party band, how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, Jostein drank a killer Homebrew IPA that his friend made while I enjoyed Sookram's Brewing Co's "Cult Classic" the 5% Pilsner.
    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. Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm & Inhuman Condition: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Terje Johnsen
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    TrollFest: https://www.trollfest.com/
    Sookram's Brewing: https://www.sookrams.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 42 min
    Craft Beer Angels with Kamron Khannakhjavani of Mother Earth Brewing

    Craft Beer Angels with Kamron Khannakhjavani of Mother Earth Brewing

    Kamron Khannakhjavani of Mother Earth Brewing & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2021/2022, his 1st brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, his brewer story, metal / craft beer, distribution vs hype, his time writing for Lambgoat & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, Kamron drank Mother Earth Brewing's "Wolf Mother" the 6.7% Hazy IPA that was hopped with Citra, Sabro & Bru4 Hops while I enjoyed Kahnawake Brewing Co's "Hell's Gate" the 10.2% Barleywine that was aged for 22 months in Wild Turkey Barrels with Vanilla. "Hell's Gate" was created in honor of Kahnawake Brewing Co's 4th Anniversary.
    Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm & Inhuman Condition: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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!!!
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Mother Earth Brewing: https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/
    Kahnawake Brewing Co: https://www.facebook.com/kahnawakebrewing/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

ColbyNB ,

A Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Look at Metal, Craft Beer

Do you love life, metal and craft beer? Then look no further because this is the podcast for you!

Matt is by far one of the hardest working people in the metal community. He has interviewed over 200 different musicians, brewers, producers, tour managers and many other wonderful human beings in just over two years! Now that is one of the many reasons I think no one is doing it better than he is.

The Vox & Hops Metal Podcast has something for everyone. Whether you are a metal head, a craft beer connoisseur or you just have a general interest in learning more about how the music industry works, how brewers come up with their crazy ideas or you just want to hear some insane stories from your favourite artists, then this is a podcast you will enjoy very much. My question is why haven’t you tuned in yet?

With three episodes released every week the Vox & Hops Metal Podcast is something perfect to crack open a craft beer to and just relax. I’m always learning something new from Matt and his guests and I can never be patient enough for the next episode to drop.

Besides the podcast Matt created the Vox & Hops Thirsty Thursday Virtual Hang where every Thursday fellow Vox & Hops Heads gather virtually to enjoy life, metal and craft beer. Once a month he even joins himself to record a live interview that you can also be a part of! If that’s not enough there’s a private Facebook group and Discord server dedicated to everything that this podcast and Matt is about. Without all these extras, 2020 and the global pandemic would have been an even harder thing to deal with than it already was.

With all that said I raise my glass to the Chief Matt McGachy and the Vox & Hops Metal Podcast. This is something you don’t want to miss out on!

- Colby
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lord Yorch ,

The "Must Listen" podcast of you like metal and craft beer

Do you like metal? Then you're going to love this podcast. Do you like craft beer too? Then you are going to LOVE this podcast! Matt gets to put together an amazing list of guests with some of the best names in metal and chat with them in a cool, informal and very entertaining way about music, albums, life-on-the-road anecdotes, life and yes... craft beer. Every single episode is totally worth listening! Jorge / Toronto, Canada

Alberta Chris ,

Life, Metal and Craft Beer

Apart from being one of the nicest dudes in the scene, Matt has no shortage of fantastic guests. Always super intimate and personal interviews with Brewers, Musicians and industry insiders makes for a podcast you can’t help but get sucked in by. A must if you enjoy metal and/or craft beer!

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