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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!

    Montreal is a City of Excellence in Heavy Metal with Craig Sauvé

    Montreal is a City of Excellence in Heavy Metal with Craig Sauvé

    Craig Sauvé & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st Brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, his time as a musician, making Montreal a City of Excellence in Heavy Metal, how to affect change & his hangover cure.
    Throughout this interview, Craig was drinking Les Sans-Taverne - Coop et Brasserie Artisanale 's "LIGNE 71" the 4.5% ABV Stout while I was enjoying my new collaborative brew from Microbrasserie L'Ours Brun 's aptly called "BLACK IPA". This sick Black IPA pours out with a jet black veil with a rich espresso head, slaps sweet pineapple & roasted malts on the nose, kicks bitter roasted coffee & tropical fruit on the finish. It clocks in with a 7.2% 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: Marie-Ève Gagnon
    *** 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
    Les Sans-Taverne - Coop et Brasserie Artisanale: http://www.sans-taverne.coop/
    Microbrasserie L'Ours Brun: http://www.loursbrun.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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    • 45 min
    People Need Art with Laure Le Prunenec of Igorrr & Rïcïnn

    People Need Art with Laure Le Prunenec of Igorrr & Rïcïnn

    Laure Le Prunenec of Igorrr & Rïcïnn & I have a conversation about how she coped with 2020, her 1st beers, the soundtrack of her youth, artistic freedom, "Nereïd", if she could make her own beer & her hangover cure.
    Throughout this conversation, Laure was drinking Chela Libre's "Bull Doll" the 9.5% ABV Imperial IPA, while I was enjoying Microbrasserie Les Grands Bois x Boire Grand - WJW Saucissier Ahuntsic 's "Coup de Foudre". This 5% German Pils poured out with a light transparent veil, smashed fresh cut bread & malts on the nose, slapped a slightly sweet herbaceous finish & was madly crushable. Killer Collab!!! 
    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: Phöën Noir
    *** 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
    Igorrr: http://igorrr.com/
    Rïcïnn: https://ricinn.bandcamp.com/
    Chela Libre: https://chelalibre.mx/
    Microbrasserie Les Grands Bois: https://www.lesgrandsbois.com/
    Boire Grand - WJW Saucissier Ahuntsic: https://www.boiregrand.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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    • 46 min
    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/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 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

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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