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The official podcast of MetalSucks, featuring Petar Spajic, Brandon Hahn and Jozalyn Sharp. One featured interview each week with a prominent metal musician, and discussion of the latest headlines in metal news. New episodes every Monday morning.

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The official podcast of MetalSucks, featuring Petar Spajic, Brandon Hahn and Jozalyn Sharp. One featured interview each week with a prominent metal musician, and discussion of the latest headlines in metal news. New episodes every Monday morning.

    #535 - Eyal Levi (Dååth)

    #535 - Eyal Levi (Dååth)

    Eyal Levi of Dååth is our guest on The MetalSucks Podcast this week! He's here to chat about the band's first album in over a decade, The Deceivers, out May 3. In our chat, Eyal describes how his exercise regimen during the pandemic was a direct impact on returning to playing guitar and how he felt about his guitar playing after not playing for eight years. He also reflected on making the decision to create new music and revive the dormant Dååth, the team that was assembled around the project, what it's like having band members spread out across the world, and the production team that was involved in the creation of the record. There's a whole lot more in the conversation as well that you have to hear for yourself!



    Sylvia and Petar tackle James Hetfield’s new tattoo with Lemmy’s ashes, Kirk Windstein’s comments about new Down music, Maynard James Keenan’s new music commitments with all his bands, and what order we feel we will see new music from each project.



    Song: Leeway “The Simple Life?”

    Song: Dååth “Hex Unending”

    Song: Dååth “No Rest No End”

    Song: Dvne “Abode of the Perfect”
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    #534 - Wolf Hoffman (Accept)

    #534 - Wolf Hoffman (Accept)

    This week, we've got Wolf Hoffman of Accept back on The MetalSucks Podcast! During our discussion, we take a walk down memory lane to learn how he initially felt about the band's name, the trend of modern bands having hard to pronounce names, if he feels every new record is a discovery record for new fans or if adding to the legacy of Accept is the focus, and why releasing singles has very little merit in our genre. We also talk about Andy Sneap’s opinion and important direction on modern Accept music, the necessary human contact when creating music for him, and why doing written interviews don’t feel like much of a connection for artists.



    Brandon and Petar discuss how much we would consider a fair price for Chuck Schuldiner’s Green B.C. Rich guitar, a ticket stub for arguably one of the worst days in heavy metal history, Jerry Cantrell’s guitar going missing and then found, and our thoughts on if Marilyn Manson being sober makes a difference to fans at this point.



    Song: Accept “The Reckoning”

    Song: Accept “Humanoid”

    Song: My Dying Bride “The 2nd Of Three Bells”
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    #533 - J.T. Cavey (ERRA)

    #533 - J.T. Cavey (ERRA)

    J.T. Cavey of ERRA is joining us this week to celebrate the new album Cure and the headlining North American tour the band's going to embark on starting April 23. We also discuss our current daily caffeine intake, why mixing it with water is a must, and what he feels is the energy drink of choice for metalcore bands these days. We also chat about the positive vibe he's noticed from making the bed everyday, releasing songs in a calculated way in modern times, the addition of guitarist Clint Tustin, and the band art that he gets most excited to see completed.



    Petar and Brandon discuss the 30 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain passing, how we remember the tragic event unfolded, how it changed mainstream music and popular culture, and the ripple effects it had in music and society.



    Song: ERRA “ Cure”

    Song: ERRA “Blue Reverie”

    Song: Alpha Wolf “Haunter”
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #532 - Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult)

    #532 - Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult)

    We have heavy metal legend Buck Dharma of Blue Öyster Cult on the show! We discuss the latest studio album Ghost Stories coming out April 12, as well as how many of the songs have a long history with the band, if having so many demoes of the tracks through the years changed the new recordings, and how they play legacy songs differently throughout the years for the fans to keep things interesting. He also discusses what it's like to perform newer material at this stage in the band's career, the powerhouse that was MC5 and doing a rendition of their classic “Kick Out The Jams”, and why you don’t want to sleep on any upcoming tours with Blue Öyster Cult.



    Petar and Sylvia discuss the week's news, including Skid Row announcing a major line up change and the all-star vocalist who will be filling in, Mudvayne’s Chad Gray talking about what's been obvious for years regarding Motley Crüe, and AC/DC selling a boat load of tickets in 24 hours for their upcoming European Tour.



    Song: Blue Öyster Cult “So Supernatural”

    Song: Blue Öyster Cult “Don’t Come Running”

    Pallbearer “Where The Light Fades”
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #531 - Anders Fridén (In Flames)

    #531 - Anders Fridén (In Flames)

    Anders Fridén is back on the show! We're celebrating their upcoming North American tour with Gatecreeper and Creeping Death, so naturally we discuss Fridén's involvement in selecting the opening acts for the tour, how playing live means so much more after the pandemic, the importance of a scene for heavy music to rise, and how In Flames rehearses with members living in different countries. We also discuss the importance of artwork for heavy metal, what he considers the 30th anniversary of In Flames, and if they have anything planned for that milestone.



    Petar and Brandon discuss Rex Brown’s comments on possibly recording new Pantera music, Charlie Benante on the possibility of a new Pantera live album, and Maynard James Keenan assisting Mike Tyson during a strange time in boxing.



    Song: In Flames “Foregone, Pt. 1”

    Song: In Flames “State of Slow Decay”

    Song: Melvins “Addicted to Food”
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    #530 - Steve Moore (Zombi)

    #530 - Steve Moore (Zombi)

    This week, we've got Steve Moore of Zombi joining us on The MetalSucks Podcast. In our chat, we discuss the band's latest album Direct Inject out this Friday, March 22. We discuss 2024 being the 20th anniversary of Zombi, if he thought that milestone would have happened when the band started as a side project, and how important their label Relapse has been in keeping the band alive. We also discuss some of the approaches Zombi take to make new fans, his experience as a touring musician during the pandemic, the tour with The Sword that brought momentum back to the Zombi camp, what it was like touring with Goblin as a keyboard player, and the future of Zombi and friends releases.



    Petar and Jozalyn discuss the tragic passing of Blake Harrison, share an email from a fan who went to see Jozalyn do stand up comedy, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders being a fantastic Little League Baseball Coach, and Fear Factory wanting a fill in bassist that can drink a bottle of tequila with no negative results.



    Song: Pig Destroyer “Loathsome”

    Song: Zombi “The Post Atomic Horror”

    Song: Zombi “Bodies In The Flotsam”

    Song: CNTS “I Won’t Work For You”
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

MattyWoo225 ,

AWESOME SHOW!!

Love this show! Chime in on last episode 18 year old kids with 10,000 in tactical gear without out credit working at McDonald’s something doesn’t add up.

Kdean509 ,

Just like the publication, the podcast is reductive.

I listen for the interviews, but excessive gate keeping has been an issue for all genres.

Some episodes are good, but please stop dogging on other bands, genres, etc.

With so much negativity in the world we should strive to be more positive about music. Music is such an escape from it all. We metal heads should be squashing the stereotypes, not reinforcing them.

Just because someone likes pop, indie, folk, polka, whatever… if they find a connection with it, we’re all the same in that respect.

Paleface sailor ,

I think it’s a good show, but the audio is so bad I can’t really tell

I like the show, but every episode has someone calling in on what sounds like a phone with a bad connection. It’s a chore to listen to, which kind of defeats the purpose of a podcast. Even the guests sometimes call in for the interview and it’s hard to understand what’s being said. I don’t understand how they haven’t realized that this audio format ain’t workin’.

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