Riffs and Pandeirng
Chapter 77 - Elliott Trifilo
It's Diary of Doom: Coast to Coast edition, as two fellow Psychos unite from opposite ends of the land. Elliott Trifilo dishes out on why he appreciates all genres spawned from the fretboard, the magic feeling of being at the right festival, powering through illness for Danava, the logistics of a traveling festival, many Psycho Las Vegas memories, festival tactics, not paying extra for the Misfits, a saucerful of sound issues, getting back into hardcore, and being a hard stan for Dunable.
If you are a drummer in the L.A. area, hit up Elliott on Instagram.
Chapter 76 - Wake Brewing
We are closing out 4/20 month by talking about beer. Not just any beer: riff infused beer. Jason Parris has been a lifetime lover of metal and beer and in 2017, he joined the pantheon of metal breweries with Wake Brewing. During our chat, Jason talks about cutting his teeth on home brews, booking for RIBCO, why 3 Floyds' Dark Lord changed the beer game, avoiding the Etsy brewery appearance like the plague, the long lasting DIY similarities of craft beer and metal, stealing tunes from his drunk uncles, his first s****y beer (and good one), how crucial the internet was for beer and doom metal, craft beer oversaturation and fads, the beer he is most proud of, his dislike of cellaring, weed beer (weer? beed?), and greening out at Sound Growler.
Chapter 75 - God Luck & Good Speed Commentary
For our normally scheduled chapter this week, August and Dylan have done another album commentary episode on the much loved Weedeater album, God Luck & Good Speed. As they peel back the layers of this very sweaty onion, they talk about how Spelljammer made August's band break up, a very drunk Psycho Las Vegas set, Benjamin Jones: International Man of Mystery, coordinating Nine Inch Dong shirts, pairing cough syrup with cheese, seeing Gwar at a pop punk festival, biblical snow storms, how to get Dylan to listen to Skynyrd, why you should always skip hockey for Weedeater, Bruce Dickinson in a sandwich shop, and getting shit faced at Sabbath.
Please note that the actual commentary starts at 00:19:39 and should be played in sync with the record. If you listen to this without the album playing, well, you're a weirdo.
You can buy Weedeater merch and music over at their Bandcamp page.
Chapter 74 - Bongzilla
We've got a 4/20 bonus episode for y'all and we couldn't think of a more fitting guest other than Bongzilla! Vocalist and now bassist Mike "Muleboy" Mikela dialed in from the dankest corner of the Cheese State itself to help the cipher celebrate the holiday in style. Together they go on about how a little weed would go a long way for all, how growing the holy harvest has changed over the years, the first (and the worst) time Muleboy smoked, the stray hippie effect, why they are more about the music now than partying, being bros with Weedeater, the unfortunate Temples Festival experience that propelled them back together, his favorite methods of attaining extreme altitudes, 4/20 views, lighting one up for John Hopkins putting Weedsconsin together, and why we owe it all to the blues.
Support Bongzilla on their Bandcamp page and over at Heavy Psych Sounds
Track featured is "Sundae Driver" off of Weedsconsin, available now!
Keep an eye out for Bongzilla's side project, Sweet Grass Outlaws, in the future as well as the elusive Weedeater side gig, Bar Stool.
Chapter 73 - Evil Bong w/ I Hope You Suffer
We are breaking bud and format for this week's chapter, as the cipher delves into the mythos of the Evil Bong series, a franchise that somehow gets worse as it gets better. In order to do so, we've recruited Nathan and Kit from I Hope You Suffer to help combat the most stationary of villains and disseminate what little they can from these cornerstones of cinema. During their epic journey, they address Gary Busey evading hitmen, the stacked cast of Sharknado 6, the fall of Andrew Cuomo as played by Rob Schneider, the legend of Sonny Carl Davis, how purgatory is a strip club, why eating a bowl of chili is the perfect excuse for anything, boobs that do things, the John Goodman classic Matinee, prehistoric weed, his majesty King Bong, turning people into doobies, and iPhone toilet porn.
By the way, there is a band named King Bong and they rip. Go check 'em out!
Support I Hope You Suffer over at their Patreon for exclusive content or at the very least tune in wherever you listen to podcasts and give them a follow on Instagram.
Chapter 72 - Dust Lord
We are continuing on into the smoke filled foray month of April with Dust Lord! Frontman Spike Whirley runs through his early life and forming the band, talking about (the return of) trash guitars*, writing songs while incarcerated, his stint in Catheter, the chillness of Andy Patterson, using Jason Roeder's cymbal, playing an impromptu show at an art gallery, tracing back his harmony roots to Maiden, how letting go of his anger led him to slower music, selling his four-track tape player to Blood Incantation, major love for The Lord Weird Slough Feg, how a Facebook thread lead to a split with Bog Wizard, vinyl steals at Target, and the Mutoid Man Meter.
Support Dust Lord
Track featured is "Career Opportunities" off Dust Lord's split with Bog Wizard, Four Tales of the Strange
*See Chapter 44 for more on trash guitars.
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