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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.

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Vox&Hops Matt McGachy

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

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/

    Neil Fallon (Clutch)

    Neil Fallon (Clutch)

    A conversation about COVID- 19, his craft beer journey, the Clutch New Belgium Collab brew, the modern music scene, the soundtrack to his youth, Live from the Doom Saloon & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview Neil was drinking Bell's Brewery's "Lager of the Lakes". This Czech inspired Pilsner was crisp, refreshing & ultra crushable. It clocked in with a 5% ABV.
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    Matt was drinking Bench Brewing Co.'s "Rosé Wildwood". This Golden Sour Ale was aged in oak feeders & refermented on Niagara pinot noir grapes and local strawberries. It was fruity, slightly funky & absolutely divine. It clocked in with a 6% 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.

    Photo Credit:
    Andrew Stuart

    • 37 min
    Daniel Mongrain (Voivod)

    Daniel Mongrain (Voivod)

    A conversation about COVID- 19, his craft beer journey, the soundtrack to his youth, Voivod's influence, the 90s Montreal Metal Scene, mourning Martyr, his time with Cryptopsy, filling in with respect, Voivod's Hypercube Session & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview Daniel was drinking Brouwerij de Molen's "Bommen & Granaten Barleywine". This English style Barley Wine was sweet, boozy & bold . It clocked in with a 10% ABV.
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    Matt was drinking Nickel Brook Brewing Co.'s "Uncertainty Principle No. 6". This Wine Barrel-Aged Fruited Blended Sour with red currants & tart cherries was simply divine. It was tart, complex, slightly sweet & super smooth. It clocked in with a 7% ABV.

    This is the first 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. Massive shoutout & deep thanks to JF-Michaud, the Vox&Hops Alumni, for making this a reality.

    • 47 min
    Eyal Levi (URM Academy)

    Eyal Levi (URM Academy)

    A conversation about COVID- 19, the soundtrack to his youth, listening to metal in secret, fighting for a guitar, his first time on stage, evolving into an entrepreneur, starting URM, Nail The Mix, Podcasting, turning off the hustle & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview Matt was drinking Third Moon Brewing's "Each Beast a God". This Double Stout with Coffee was smooth, slightly boozy, mildly bitter & absolutely delicious. It clocked in with a 8.5% ABV.

    • 50 min
    Vincent Ménard (Messorem Bracitorium)

    Vincent Ménard (Messorem Bracitorium)

    A conversation about their rapid growth, touring Canada together in 2008, putting the drums aside, Pilsners are easy, continued success during COVID- 19, what is next, their inspirations, KEEP THE BEER COLD mandate, their 1 Year Anniversary Party & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview, we tasted Messorem Bracitorium's new Pilsner "Il Était Une Fois : Soiiiif" which it was crisp, dry & extremely crushable. It clocked in with a 4.4 % ABV. As well as their new mono hopped DIPA "One Hunna: Galaxy" which was juicy, dank & so smooth. It clocked in with a 8% ABV. We finished our chat of with their new Imperial Barrel Aged Stout which was brewed with Hazelnuts & Tahitian Vanilla Beans. It was unbelievably nutty, slightly boozy & sweet. It was so smooth I had no idea just how high the ABV actually was & I was taken aback when I found out it clocked in at almost 12% ABV.

    I am super stoked to have had the chance to play the new Endast track "Stand By To Get Some" during the intro of this episode. I have known & been a fan of Endast since we started playing shows together back in the early 2000s. I am so glad that they are making music together again. You should most definitely give them your attention & support!

    • 50 min
    Adem Tepedelen (Brewtal Truth)

    Adem Tepedelen (Brewtal Truth)

    A conversation about Social Isolation, the soundtrack of his youth, how he got into craft beer, metal & craft beer, Brewtal Truth, Metal Breweries, Metal & Beer Fest, what he is doing now & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview Adem was drinking Parallel 49 Brewing's "Filthy Dirty IPA". This West Coast IPA was fruity, tropical & ultra clean. It clocked in with a 7.2% ABV.
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    Matt was drinking Le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale's "La Machette!". This West Coast IPA was juicy, slightly malty & ultra crushable. It clocked in with a 6.7% ABV.

    • 37 min
    Justin Maranga (Ancestors & Dune Altar Records)

    Justin Maranga (Ancestors & Dune Altar Records)

    A conversation about COVID- 19, Suspended in Reflections, the soundtrack of his youth, growing as a musician, Live at St. Edmund's Episcopal Church, Dune Altar Records, Ancestors' Hiatus, new projects & his hangover cure.

    Throughout this interview Justin was drinking Lagavulin 16 Year.
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    Matt was drinking Trailway Brewing Co's "Hu Jon Hops". This NEIPA was juicy, slightly dank & simply ultra crushable. It clocked in with a 6.5% ABV.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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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