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Riffs and Pandeirng

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Riffs and Pandeirng

    Chapter 133 - Wo Fat

    Chapter 133 - Wo Fat

    After a Desertfest NYC recap with August West, Dylan dives into his chat with Kent Stump of Texas' Wo Fat. Beyond being riff master general in the band, Kent is also a studio engineer, having recorded everything from stoner metal to show tunes and classical guitar. In addition to the ups and downs of touring life versus studio life, we also chat about Blues Manchu, the legacy of Stonerrock.com, what it's like having a second guitarist again, seeing stoner rock go global, if he's been feeling The Singularity in the studio, and writing a song for an RPG.

    Support Wo Fat

    The track featured during the DF NYC recap is "Samhain Dawn" by Mother Iron Horse off their album, Under the Blood Moon, and the track featured at the end is "The Snows of Banquo IV" by Wo Fat off their new album, The Singularity, available now!

    As of this episode, Diary of Doom will be going on hiatus. Long story short, I've been dealing with burnout, lack of a secure job, creative ruts, and depression. There is a much more detailed explanation at the tail-end of the episode. All that combined is resulting in me not putting in the 100% I should be doing and that's just not fair to the listeners and the guests. So with that said, consider this the season finale of the first season of DOD, all 133+ episodes of it. Thank you again to all of the guests, listeners, and folks who helped out, wouldn't be anywhere without either of you. I'll see you all in a little bit!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Chapter 132 - David D’Andrea

    Chapter 132 - David D’Andrea

    There are few artists who are capable of rendering an image that channels both the weight of heavy metal and the beauty of religious mysticism and nature. If there were one to be defined by this gift, it would be David D'Andrea. Alongside fellow artists Brian Mercer, Santos, and Arik Roper, he has helped define the iconography of Sleep and OM through his studio, Samaritan Press, and also lent his talents to countless other bands, including Dinosaur Jr., The Jesus Lizard, Arthur Brown, Queens of the Stone Age, Windhand, and Triptykon. In this chapter, David speaks about his early days in punk and skate zine culture and his artistic process from pen and ink to digital and print, as well as knowing exactly what works for a band stylistically, Vedanta symbols, 80's photocopiers, the difficulty of fonts, navigating festival commissions, and his third-entity creation with Jondix: The Astral Mind.

    You can find David's work at his website, Samaritan Press.

    *Note: There is some unfortunate static through most of the first 30 or so minutes. Apologies for that!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Chapter 131 - Cowards & Thieves

    Chapter 131 - Cowards & Thieves

    Cowards & Thieves dial in from the literal road for a chat with Dylan in anticipation of their album release on Friday the 13th (ch ch ch, ah ah ah...). Chip and Stefan manage to power through some questionable venue Wi-Fi to talk about the band and turning their debut EP into a short film as well as the bird sound at the end of "Layla", if you're an old head if you went to Ozzfest, pop punk cover sets, legal wedding parties, and why "Desperado" is the saddest song ever.

    You can preorder Cowards & Thieve's LP, Dedicated to Dead People, on their Big Cartel and also check out their Bandcamp.

    Track featured is "Desirous" off of Dedicated to Dead People out May 13th.

    • 40 min
    Chapter 130 - The Tinfoil Biter

    Chapter 130 - The Tinfoil Biter

    Brandishing perhaps the greatest handle in photography history, Dylan sits down with Tomoko Inoue, perhaps better known by her moniker, The Tinfoil Biter, to delve into her history as a concert photographer. A chance opportunity to photograph Down while in Japan opened the gate and her dynamic shots have highlighted the already heavy presence of such artists as Crowbar, High on Fire, Child Bite, Weedeater, and Osees. We go through some select sets of her photos while also touching on the highs and lows of living in Michigan in the 90s, how drawing lead her to photography, the dreaded purple light, knowing when to put the camera down, and randomly becoming acquainted with Henry Wilson from Floor*.

    You can check out more of Tomoko's photography over at her website.

    *NOTE: There was a slip of the tongue and we meant to say Henry WILSON of Floor. Mr. Vasquez is correctly from Saint Vitus, not Floor. Our bad!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Chapter 129 - Bog Wizard

    Chapter 129 - Bog Wizard

    We're taking a trip to the bog for this week's chapter. After a quick chat with our weed field correspondent, August West, about heading out to Colorado to see Sleep after their hibernation period, we jump right into our chat with Harlen Linke from Bog Wizard. When he's not pounding the drums, Harlen is crushing it as a video game designer for games like Team Fortress 2. More importantly, Bog Wizard and UK doom eccentric Froglord have a new split out. Dylan and Harlen get into how they managed to produce that split and their earlier one with previous guest Dust Lord as well as abandoned high school bands, committing to mispronunciations, the Satanic Panic over DnD, video game artist collabs, and the most metal tabletop game ever, MÖRK BORG. 

    Support Bog Wizard

    Track featured is "Reptilian Death Squad" off of Bog Wizard vs. Froglord: A Frog in the Bog

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Chapter 128 - Steak

    Chapter 128 - Steak

    DOD takes its first trip across the pond to the UK for the first time to feature the band with the greatest name ever queried from the internet: Steak. For anyone who has been following the stoner and desert rock scene for a while, you're probably familiar with fellow member Reece's little pet project, DesertFest. Kip and Cam phone in to talk about not just their recently released album, but also the coinciding short film, Mad Lord. And the comic book. And the action figures (just kidding, none of those YET). All that plus snowboarding to Queens of the Stone Age, preferred cuts of the cow, working titles for songs about custard, boozer rock, drinking Elephant Tree under the table, and US culture shock.

    Support Steak

    Track featured is "Mono" from Acute Mania, which is available now!

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    • 54 min

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