All the biggest news and hottest topics from the world of metal from Merlin, Eleanor and guests at Metal Hammer magazine.
168: Skindred’s Benji Webbe Gets Hyped For Download Pilot
Merl chats to the one and only Benji Webbe from Skindred! We find out what Benji has been up to in lockdown, what prompted his son to put him on a strict, life-changing new regime, why he returned to Earache Records with Skindred over twenty years since first joining them with Dub War and what…… Continue reading 168: Skindred’s Benji Webbe Gets Hyped For Download Pilot
167: Review Round-Up – Fear Factory, Atreyu, Perturbator & more
Merl, Steve and Jonathan take in some of the latest metal releases you need to know about. We discuss the clusterfuck around Fear Factory ahead of their new album, Aggression Continuum, and debate whether the record lives up to their legacy. Plus, we rate the new Perturbator album and decide whether it's done enough to…… Continue reading 167: Review Round-Up – Fear Factory, Atreyu, Perturbator & more
166: Trivium Hall Of Fame
It's a big one as Merl, El and Steve pick one Trivium album to enter into the Metal Hammer Podcast Hall Of Fame! It's two classics as Ascendancy faces off against Shogun. Ascendancy was the album that put Trivium on the world stage with classic anthems such as Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr and A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation turning the band into metal's newest superstars. Shogun, meanwhile, was the album that put Trivium back on the horse after the misstep of The Crusade, and might still be their most ambitious album to this day. But which one makes it in? The Metal Hammer trio debate and decide. Plus, we have new sponsors – welcome KILLSTAR!
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165: Ten Years Of Babymetal
To celebrate our blockbuster new issue, Merl, El and Steve take a look back at the whirlwind career of Babymetal so far, from their origins in a completely different, teen J-pop group, to their breakthrough in the UK with Gimme Chocolate!!, to stealing the show at Sonisphere Festival and the 2015 Golden Gods, to breaking Wembley records and what might come next. We also celebrate the news that Download Festival is launching an event that's taking place next month! Hooray!
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164: Gojira Talk Fortitude
In an exclusive interview, Eleanor talks to Gojira's Joe and Mario Duplantier about the making of their amazing new album, Fortitude. The brothers open up on the influences that made the album, the philosophies that shape their worldview, why they're not scared of dying, what people misunderstand the most about them and more. To get the full interview, pick up the latest copy of Metal Hammer, out now.
163: WWE Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley
Days before she defends the Raw Women's Championship against Asuka and Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania Backlash, Merl chats to WWE superstar and diehard metalhead Rhea Ripley! They discuss her amazing rise through the ranks of WWE (and what it was like doing so without any fans in the building), her discovery of metal through hearing a Papa Roach song on Monday Night Raw, her love of Suicide Silence and how the death of Mitch Lucker affected her and her friends, why Ash Costello from New Years Day ended up singing her theme song, how Motionless In White became her favourite modern metal band and why WWE is more metal than ever!
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As a Brit that moved to the US I am so glad to have found this podcast. I miss being able to get the monthly mag so this is the next best thing. Thanks for the content guys and gals.
Best metal podcast out there.
Best podcast from the best magazine out there. Easily the most entertaining and listenable podcast out there. All hosts (and the sometime subtitute host) are always excellent and have a lot to say about any given subject with a great sense of humor and commrodery for metal. Most importantly they've certainly brought light to some amazing bands I would have never known about or checked out otherwise as well as albums from established bands I may have skipped if not for their praise for it (always good to have some new metal to spin). To be fair I think i could listen to them talk metal for hours and never get bored. Great podcast, and also a great facebook group theyve created to go along with it. Excellent work! cant wait for the next episode!
Love the podcast!! Listen to it as often as I can! Now add me to the Facebook group!! Lol