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

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

    Keeping NEIPAs Fresh with Gabriel Dulong of Bière Boréale

    Keeping NEIPAs Fresh with Gabriel Dulong of Bière Boréale

    Gabriel Dulong of Bière Boréale & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, how he became a brewer, if he ever listened to metal, his 1st show, IPA du Nord-Est, freedom from flagships, keeping the beer fresh, collabs & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, we were enjoying Bière Boréale x Messorem Bracitorium 's "Tourbillon Polaire" the DDH Double IPA. This gorgeous brew poured out with a milky hazy veil, smashed juicy tropical fruits such as mangoes & pineapple on the nose, ripped a slightly sweet, fruity, dank, delicately boozy & enjoyable hop burn on the finish. It clocked in with a 8.6% ABV.
    Get ready for Vox&Hops Brewtal North America which is presented by IndieMerchstore, fueled by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. & powered by Yakima Chief Hops!!! 22 Unique Band Collabs which were brewed by Metal Breweries will be dropping all across North America throughout the week of June 21st to the 25th! 
    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: https://www.northand.ca/
    *** Thanks to our friends at IndieMerchstore & Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Bière Boréale: https://www.boreale.com/
    Messorem Bracitorium: http://messorem.co/ 
    IndieMerchstore: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/
    Yakima Chief Hops: https://ychhops.com/
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 42 min
    Thirsty Thursday LIVE with Chris Kells & Mihaela Petrescu

    Thirsty Thursday LIVE with Chris Kells & Mihaela Petrescu

    Chris Kells & Mihaela Petrescu & I have a conversation about how they coped with 2020, their 1st brews, joining the Vox&Hops Crew, working on Brewtal North America & if they could create their own unique collab for themselves.
    Throughout tonight's hang I enjoyed 2 very special brews: Ras L'Bock x Microbrasserie À la Fût 's "L'Anse de Mékinac" & Microbrasserie À la Fût x Ras L'Bock 's "Rouge de L'Anse".
    This is a unique Collab. Both breweries blended their own version of a Flanders Red with Wild Cherries with the others & then aged the results in Oak Barrels.
    "L'Anse de Mékinac" pours out with a deep red orange veil, slaps earthy oak on the nose, rips a tart acidic fruity finish & clocks in with a 6.6% ABV.
    "Rouge de L'Anse" pours out with a cloudy orange veil, radiates oak laced cherries on the nose, smashes a tart smooth funky finish & clocks in with a 5.4% ABV.
    Get ready for Vox&Hops Brewtal North America which is presented by IndieMerchstore, fueled by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. & powered by Yakima Chief Hops!!! 22 Unique Band Collabs which were brewed by Metal Breweries will be dropping all across North America throughout the week of June 21st to the 25th! 
    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!!!
    *** Thanks to our friends at IndieMerchstore & Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    The Agonist: https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial/
    Chris Kells: https://www.facebook.com/Chriskellsvideo
    Mihaela Petrescu: https://www.facebook.com/mihaontour
    Ras L'Bock: https://www.raslbock.com/
    Microbrasserie À la Fût: http://www.alafut.qc.ca/
    IndieMerchstore: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/
    Yakima Chief Hops: https://ychhops.com/
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 34 min
    Choosing the Right Bandmates with Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed

    Choosing the Right Bandmates with Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed

    Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, how Breedbrew came to be, playing Montreal, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, their writing process, Weight Of The False Self, his plan b & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, Wayne was drinking Breedbrew (Witchdoctor Brewing Company )'s "Live For This Lager" while I was enjoying Lasting Brass Brewing Co. ' "Squirrel Master" the 6% ABV Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter. This killer brew poured out with a jet black veil, smashed peanuts on the nose & ripped a sweet chocolatey finish.
    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 ready for Vox&Hops Brewtal North America which is presented by IndieMerchstore, fueled by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. & powered by Yakima Chief Hops!!! 22 Unique Band Collabs which were brewed by Metal Breweries will be dropping all across North America throughout the week of June 21st to the 25th! 
    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: Matt Walsh
    *** Thanks to our friends at IndieMerchstore & Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Hatebreed: https://www.hatebreed.com/
    Witchdoctor Brewing Company: http://witchdoctorbrewing.com/
    Lasting Brass Brewing Co.: https://lastingbrass.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    IndieMerchstore: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/
    Yakima Chief Hops: https://ychhops.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-JPAZbdZFLYG5PxW?ls
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5vzYpbveMkVeRkpZ4mEyqD?si=df47dc68b45b4082
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 42 min
    The Art of Podcasting with Dewey Halpaus of The Peer Pleasure Podcast

    The Art of Podcasting with Dewey Halpaus of The Peer Pleasure Podcast

    Dewey Halpaus of The Peer Pleasure Podcast & I have a conversation about his 1st shows, being signed to Equal Vision Records, booking guests, an interview he wishes he could do again, making it profitable & the best advice he received.
    Throughout this discussion, Dewey was enjoying a Diet Coca-Cola while I had the pleasure of enjoying the brand new version of Overhop Canada 's "VOX&OVERHOPS" the DDH NEIPA. This killer brew was Hopped with Citra, Vic Secret & Enigma Hops. It was super juicy with a tropical nose & a dank finish. It clocked in with a 7% ABV. Huge thanks to the OverHop Canada family for bringing our Collab back!!
    Get ready for Vox&Hops Brewtal North America which is presented by IndieMerchstore, fueled by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. & powered by Yakima Chief Hops!!! 22 Unique Band Collabs which were brewed by Metal Breweries will be dropping all across North America throughout the week of June 21st to the 25th! 
    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: Kristina Dawn
    *** Thanks to our friends at IndieMerchstore & Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    The Peer Pleasure Podcast: http://peerpleasurepodcast.com/
    Equal Vision Records: http://www.equalvision.com/artists/peer-pleasure-podcast/
    Coca-Cola: https://www.coca-cola.ca/
    OverHop Canada: https://overhop.com/
    IndieMerchstore: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/
    Yakima Chief Hops: https://ychhops.com/
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    We are not a Supergroup with Duane Denison of Tomahawk & The Jesus Lizard

    We are not a Supergroup with Duane Denison of Tomahawk & The Jesus Lizard

    Duane Denison of Tomahawk & The Jesus Lizard & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, working in a library, his first beers, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, Tonic Immobility, Supergroups, where he finds inspiration, what he thinks of extreme metal, a Tomahawk Beer & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this conversation, Duane was drinking Sierra Nevada‘s “Pale Ale” & I was enjoying Microbrasserie À la Fût x Brasserie Harricana ‘s “Rouge 7205”. This blended ale is a combination of Microbrasserie À La Fût’s Rouge de Mékinac & a Foeder aged Grisette as well as Brasserie Harricana’s Brett Porter “7205”. This insane brew poured out with a dark reddish brown veil, slaps earthy sweet cherries on the nose, rips a tart yet malty sweet finish & clocked in with a 5.4% 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.
    Get ready for Vox&Hops Brewtal North America which is presented by IndieMerchstore, fueled by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. & powered by Yakima Chief Hops!!! 22 Unique Band Collabs which were brewed by Metal Breweries will be dropping all across North America throughout the week of June 21st to the 25th! 
    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: Elizabeth Gregory
    *** Thanks to our friends at IndieMerchstore & Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Tomahawk: https://tomahawkofficial.bandcamp.com/album/tonic-immobility
    The Jesus Lizard: https://thejesuslizard.bandcamp.com/
    Sierra Nevada: https://sierranevada.com/
    Microbrasserie À La Fût: https://www.alafut.qc.ca/
    Brasserie Harricana: https://brasserieharricana.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    IndieMerchstore: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/
    Yakima Chief Hops: https://ychhops.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 42 min
    The Devil Has Returned to Drink Our Lake with Pontus Levahn of Horndal

    The Devil Has Returned to Drink Our Lake with Pontus Levahn of Horndal

    Pontus Levahn of Horndal & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, Lake Drinker the album & the collab, his 1st brews, the soundtrack of his youth, finally playing with his brother, how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, Pontus was drinking Ingaröpiratens Bryggeri 's "Horndal's Lake Drinker Rusty Ale". This killer brew hopped with Amarillo Hops was created with Lake Water from Horndal. While I was enjoying BreWskey - Pub & Taproom x ZAB café x Vox&Hops' "BREWTAL JUICE" the 8.5% ABV Imperial Fruited Sour with ZAB café Coffee, Black Currants, Black Raspberries, Blackberries & Maple Syrup. The Beast pours out with a thick deep blood red veil, smashes roasted coffee & berries on the nose. This Brewtiful nectar slaps a sweet, tart fruity coffee maple finish. 
    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: Daniel Liljas
    *** Thanks to our friends at Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. for sponsoring this episode! ***
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Horndal: https://smarturl.it/Horndal
    Ingaröpiratens Bryggeri: https://www.ingaropiratens.se/
    BreWskey - Pub & Taproom: http://www.brewskey.ca/
    ZAB café: https://zabcafe.com/
    Voivod "Hypercube Session II": https://lepointdevente.com/tickets/artscast-voivod-livestream-nothingface
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist:
    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/playlist/vox-hops-brewtal-awakenings/pl.u-aZb0N5xt1Bo4bEV
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0i5jcH7WUwdX4sq46Hrb1g?si=7d888bf9c1b547de
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.: https://www.heartbeathotsauce.com/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/
    Support the Vox&Hops Podcast: https://voxandhops.bigcartel.com/
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Nikita621 ,

Love this one!

As a fan of both metal and craft beer, this podcast is essential for me! I LOVE the content and think Matt is very charismatic. I appreciate the variety of all metal sub-genres.

mcknightcm1 ,

Podcast

What a great show! Never a bad show, very professional and perfect interviewer.

Noise Dosage Media ,

A Metal Goldmine

Vox & Hops is one of the first podcasts I've had ever come acrossed that I've been hooked on. This podcast offers a whole bunch of new weekly guests and is an absolute must-listen if you enjoy craft beer and metal. Matt is a super chill and down-to-earth host that is really entertaining!

- Noise Dosage Media

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