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

Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Matt McGachy & Sound Talent Media

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

    The Art of Balance with Jordan James of Disentomb

    The Art of Balance with Jordan James of Disentomb

    Jordan James of Disentomb & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020/2021, the soundtrack of his youth, being a metal dad, the new Disentomb EP "Nothing Above", running, mental health & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat Jordan was drinking Burleigh Brewing's "Twisted Palm" the 4.2% Tropical Pale Ale while I enjoyed Ghost Town Brewing's "Zest for Death" the 5.5% mixed fermentation was oak aged with California kumquats & grapefruits.
    Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm, Inhuman Condition & Undeath: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Clare Molnar
    This episode was recorded at June's Thirsty Thursday Virtual Hang.
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Disentomb: https://www.facebook.com/disentomb
    Burleigh Brewing: https://www.burleighbrewing.com.au/burleigh-twisted-palm/
    Ghost Town Brewing: https://www.ghosttownbrewing.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 55 min
    Praise the Freaks with John Carbone of Moon Tooth

    Praise the Freaks with John Carbone of Moon Tooth

    John Carbone of Moon Tooth & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020/2021, his 1st beers, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, switching from drums to vocals, "Phototroph", clean vocals in metal, their collab with Thin Man Brewery & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, John drank Brooklyn Brewery's "Summer Ale" the 5% Sunny Pale Ale while I enjoyed 5e Baron's 2nd Anniversary version of "Two Tales Pils" that was aged in French oak barrels.
    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 your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm, Inhuman Condition & Undeath: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Jesse Korman
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Moon Tooth: https://moontooth.org/
    Brooklyn Brewery: https://brooklynbrewery.com/
    5e Baron: https://www.5ebaron.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 50 min
    The New Blood Roundtable with Becoming The Bully, Bloodprint, Casket Robbery, Diabology & Féleth

    The New Blood Roundtable with Becoming The Bully, Bloodprint, Casket Robbery, Diabology & Féleth

    Steven Nadeau of Becoming The Bully, Barrett Lindsay-Botten of Bloodprint, Megan Orvold-Scheider of Casket Robbery, Matt Morales of Diabology, Espen Dagenborg of Féleth & I have a conversation about why they play in a metal band, the piece of gear that made them take it seriously, what their goals are, what if this is the end of the line, how they handle inner band disputes, collabs, the pros/cons of modern technology and their hangover cures.
    Throughout this chat, I enjoyed Kahnawake Brewing Co.'s "Crisptopsy - Pilsner Supremacy" the New World Pilsner that was hopped with Mosaic hops.
    Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm, Inhuman Condition & Undeath: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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!!!
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Becoming The Bully: https://www.facebook.com/becomingthebully
    Bloodprint: https://open.spotify.com/artist/23KTmfjS0LpFwRcde2ZzvN
    Casket Robbery, https://casketrobbery.com/
    Diabology: https://diabology.bandcamp.com/
    Féleth: https://feleth.bandcamp.com/
    Kahnawake Brewing Co: https://www.facebook.com/kahnawakebrewing/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 57 min
    Bringing Joy with Jostein Austvik (Trollmannen) of TrollFest

    Bringing Joy with Jostein Austvik (Trollmannen) of TrollFest

    Jostein Austvik (Trollmannen) of TrollFest & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020/2021, his 1st Brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, "Flamingo Overlord", being a party band, how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, Jostein drank a killer Homebrew IPA that his friend made while I enjoyed Sookram's Brewing Co's "Cult Classic" the 5% Pilsner.
    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 your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm & Inhuman Condition: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Terje Johnsen
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    TrollFest: https://www.trollfest.com/
    Sookram's Brewing: https://www.sookrams.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 42 min
    Craft Beer Angels with Kamron Khannakhjavani of Mother Earth Brewing

    Craft Beer Angels with Kamron Khannakhjavani of Mother Earth Brewing

    Kamron Khannakhjavani of Mother Earth Brewing & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2021/2022, his 1st brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, his brewer story, metal / craft beer, distribution vs hype, his time writing for Lambgoat & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, Kamron drank Mother Earth Brewing's "Wolf Mother" the 6.7% Hazy IPA that was hopped with Citra, Sabro & Bru4 Hops while I enjoyed Kahnawake Brewing Co's "Hell's Gate" the 10.2% Barleywine that was aged for 22 months in Wild Turkey Barrels with Vanilla. "Hell's Gate" was created in honor of Kahnawake Brewing Co's 4th Anniversary.
    Get your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm & Inhuman Condition: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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!!!
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Mother Earth Brewing: https://www.motherearthbrewco.com/
    Kahnawake Brewing Co: https://www.facebook.com/kahnawakebrewing/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 50 min
    Still Looking for a Gimmick with John Goblikon of Nekrogoblikon

    Still Looking for a Gimmick with John Goblikon of Nekrogoblikon

    John Goblikon of Nekrogoblikon & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020/2021, his 1st beers, his youth, his 1st show, "The Fundamental Slimes and Humours", Gimmicks, getting too big for the band, partying, touring with GWAR & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this chat, John was not drinking because he didn't want his boss Brad to notice how shitfaced he already was while I enjoyed Sookrams Brewing's "Espresso Star Beast" the 10.5% Imperial Stout with Dogwood Coffee’s Colombia El Meridiano Coffee.
    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 your tickets to Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal 2022 featuring Deicide, Kataklysm & Inhuman Condition: https://bit.ly/brewtal2022
    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: Clemente Ruiz
    Episode Links:
    Website: https://www.voxandhops.com/
    Join The Vox&Hops Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/hpu9F1
    Join The Vox&Hops Thirsty Thursday Gang: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162615188480022
    Nekrogoblikon: https://nekrogoblikon.bandcamp.com/
    Right Now: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoq45xE6fFDkWGmkn3jRn6Tc3gk_Zd3QQ
    GWAR: https://gwar.net/
    Sookram's Brewing: https://www.sookrams.com/
    Heavy Montreal: https://www.heavymontreal.com/
    Vox&Hops Brewtal Awakenings Playlist: https://www.voxandhops.com/p/brewtal-awakenings-metal-playlist/
    Sound Talent Media: https://soundtalentmedia.com/ 
    Evergreen Podcasts: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/
    Vox&Hops Metal Podcast Merchandise: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/collections/vendors?q=Vox%26Hops

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Grateful Phan ,

Bass

Love your podcast. Really enjoy your interviews. Please consider lowering the bass of your recording gear. It’s so high I nearly have to turn the bass off on my equalizer. 5stars for the podcast. 2stars for the sound.

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.

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