108 episodes

The first METALLICA podcast featuring interviews about METALLICA. Hosted by longtime journalist and music manager Ryan J. Downey, as seen/read: MTV News, Billboard, and The Hollywood Reporter.

Speak N' Destroy - METALLICA Podcast PopCurse

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The first METALLICA podcast featuring interviews about METALLICA. Hosted by longtime journalist and music manager Ryan J. Downey, as seen/read: MTV News, Billboard, and The Hollywood Reporter.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Brody Uttley (Rivers Of Nihil)

    Brody Uttley (Rivers Of Nihil)

    RIVERS OF NIHIL guitarist Brody Uttley was born in 1991, the year the Black Album was released. He talks about the musical journey that led to his tech-death metal band and production work, with an emphasis on the crucial role of Metallica in his life. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 59 min
    Devin Shidaker (The Acacia Strain)

    Devin Shidaker (The Acacia Strain)

    The Acacia Strain guitarist has his wife's name tattooed on him, in the Metallica font! This is a super fun episode. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Chris Ojeda & Ryan Postlethwait (Byzantine)

    Chris Ojeda & Ryan Postlethwait (Byzantine)

    BYZANTINE vocalist/guitarist Chris "OJ" Ojeda and bassist Ryan Postlethwait talk discovering Metallica; the failure of old-school tab books; high school talent shows; winning a pair of Lars Ulrich's drum sticks in a MetClub contest; meeting the band in a VIP experience; the Metallica monitor mix; each of the Metallica albums; how metal fans react to the evolution of various bands; the righthand of James Hetfield; and the story of the "Quarantine Jam" version of "Shortest Straw" featuring OJ, Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), and Speak N' Destroy veterans Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves). Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Lennart Bossu (Amenra/Oathbreaker)

    Lennart Bossu (Amenra/Oathbreaker)

    AMENRA / OATHBREAKER guitarist Lennart Bossu counts Ride the Lightning among the five heavy albums that changed his life. The Belgian musician ranks the Metallica catalog, talks about meeting Kirk Hammett, his favorite riffs, seeing the band live, the spiritual side of post-doom collective Amenra, and more. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 50 min
    Wes Hauch (Alluvial)

    Wes Hauch (Alluvial)

    ALLUVIAL guitarist Wes Hauch has plenty to say about Metallica. This is a deep dive conversation covering the band's different eras, puzzling and unique tuning choices, and the importance of certain opinions in the fan ecosystem. He even puts on his guitar and explains something by playing a bit of Metallica during the conversation. Hauch's guitar resume includes stints with The Faceless, Black Crown Initiate, and Thy Art Is Murder. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Subscriber Only: Glenn Danzig (Misfits, Samhain, Danzig)

    Subscriber Only: Glenn Danzig (Misfits, Samhain, Danzig)

    A subscriber-only bonus episode from Downey's interview archives. Glenn talks about Metallica's versions of Misfits songs, the story behind his solo contribution to the Less Than Zero soundtrack, the selections on his own covers album, Skeletons, and much more. Recorded in 2015 and was previously only available on Patreon.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

JimmyF1982 ,

Do you like Metallica?

Fantastic interview series that uses Metallica as a gateway to talk about even MORE Metallica. It’s brilliant.

Buddy2020*** ,

Great Podcast

Really wish I had discovered this podcast earlier. So good. Really enjoying going back and listening to some of the older ones with thrash legends like Gary Holt.

jmkratt ,

Solid

Excellent content. Be prepared to adjust your volume…a lot.

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