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Conversations about heavy metal. A podcast.

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Conversations about heavy metal. A podcast.

    Episode 50: Chad Remains of Ghorot, Uzala

    Episode 50: Chad Remains of Ghorot, Uzala

    Ghorot/Uzala guitarist Chad Remains takes us back to his early days moving from city to city with his family, discovering epic heavy music through Rush and Zeppelin, almost seeing Iron Maiden in 1985, living in Idaho, studying a multitude of instruments while taking none seriously, moving to Seattle in the early 90s, and then moving back to Boise and getting serious with Uzala, a band that set two goals, met them both, and called it quits. Chad explains how he hooked up with Ghorot and how playing heavy music continues to act as a profound form of catharsis. We end our conversation revisiting the thing over which we bonded six years ago, the love of Black Sabbath's Born Again.

    https://ghorot.bandcamp.com/album/loss-of-light
    https://uzala.bandcamp.com/album/uzala

    closing music: Black Sabbath - Born Again

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 49: Martin Wegeland of Domkraft

    Episode 49: Martin Wegeland of Domkraft

    Martin takes us back to his early years growing up in a small Swedish town, discovering metal, hanging out with kids who eventually became well-known players in the Swedish metal scene, experimenting with different forms of heavy and noisy music until forming Domkraft and the release of Domkraft’s brilliant new LP “Seeds”. Along the way we discuss the pros and cons of horror films on VHS vs. Blu-ray, whether cds are going to make a come-back, and the broken wonder that is Mark Lanegan.

    https://domkraft.bandcamp.com/musics

    closing music: Screaming Trees - I've Seen You Before

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 48: James Henderson of Exulansis

    Episode 48: James Henderson of Exulansis

    Join James and me as we dig into the pandemic and other experiences over the past year, his work with harm reduction, and our own stories around recovery. James grew up in a small northern California town and talks about his early affinity for learning through sound, being active in musical theater from a young age, learning guitar through his father’s folk records, discovering heavy music, traveling to shows via freight trains and playing in a bunch of bands until finding the musicians with whom he’d form Exulansis. We get into Exulansis and finally his solo work and the double-edged sword that is record collecting.

    https://exulansisoregon.bandcamp.com/
    https://jameshenderson87.bandcamp.com/releases

    closing music: Elliott Smith - Between the Bars

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 47: Rhett Davis of Morgion, Gravehill, Stygian Crown

    Episode 47: Rhett Davis of Morgion, Gravehill, Stygian Crown

    Rhett takes us back to his early days and drum influences, discovering death metal in the late 80s, the rise and demise of Morgion, the sheer, loose joy of Gravehill, and delving into traditional doom terrain with Stygian Crown. He shares stories from along the way as well as some rich perspectives about interpersonal relationships and band dynamics, growing and maturing and dealing with conflicts, and the intangible alchemy or synergy that can only happen with certain specific people at certain specific times.

    https://stygiancrown.bandcamp.com/
    https://gravehill666.bandcamp.com/
    https://morgion.bandcamp.com/album/the-relapse-collection

    closing music: Black Sabbath - After All (the Dead)

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 46: Fister

    Episode 46: Fister

    Fathoming Heavy meets up with the Fister Three to discuss personal and band life during the pandemic, the band's upcoming livestream Video Death, and the John Christ collaboration that never was.

    https://fister.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/fisterdoom/videos/fister-video-death-live-stream/713683762911952/

    closing music: Fister - How the Gods Kill (Danzig cover)

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 45: Monte McCleery of Un, Samothrace

    Episode 45: Monte McCleery of Un, Samothrace

    Monte and I check in first about the pandemic and protests before delving into his story, including his time in Aberdeen, Washington, moving to Seattle, and discovering death metal and doom. We go deep into the psychology within his creative process, the beginnings of Un, and how his bout with cancer changed him.

    https://unvibes.bandcamp.com/

    closing music: Ahab - The Pacific

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    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

stigabe ,

Like Mark Maron for Metal

In the same way Mark Maron gets his guests to open up, go deep, and talk about their art, Andrew gets his guests to go deep, open up, and really talk about why they are drawn to heavy music. The episode with Laura from Ails/Ludicra was so powerful, and all of the episodes have been great. It is a very intimate podcast, and he asks great questions and gets great answers. It is to his credit that he never feels like he is name-dropping or trying to seem cool or OG - his geniuine love and appreciation of heavy music shines through.

badseed1979 ,

Thank you

Beautiful job!!! A true artist!!! Never considered an interview an art form until I listened to you. I’m glad I exist in a world with people like this.

Rade Hendrix ,

Love the podcast

Great show!starts out with the question
“How did you get into heavy music?”
And the podcast takes off from there!
All killer no filler!
Keep it up Andrew!

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