Chapter 139: "From A Young Age" ...as read by Justin Mank
Finding the humanity in an industry full of monsters.
Chapter 139: "From A Young Age" ...as read by Justin Mank
Chapter 138: "Might As Well Just Try It" ...as read by Lauren Rearick
Chapter 137: "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be"... as ready by Bryan Patton
Chapter 136: "Hand it down and walk away" ...as read by Trav
Chapter 135: "Snarkasm as an art" ....as read by Andrew Colosimo of Kinzua (Sheep And The Shears)
Chapter 134: There's More Braid Where That Came From
Chapter 133: "1998 Looked Great" ...as read by Bob Nanna, Chris Broach, Todd Bell, Damon Atkinson, Chris Bickert, Matt Lunsford and J Robbins (whew!)
Chapter 132: "You Can Never Break The Train" ...as read by David Raymond of Hidden Hospitals
Chapter 131: "THAT'S A CRAZY STORY" ... as read by Neil Samoy
Chapter 130: "The Feasts Unlocked" ...as written by Allan Aguirre (Spy Glass Blue, Scaterd Few)
Chapter 129: "Apparently what happens in Mexico doesn't necessarily stay in Mexico" ...as read by Jimmy P Brown II of Deliverance
Chapter 128: "Lo, and I am really busy" ...as read by Josh Thieler of Slaves BC
Chapter 127: "SUPER IN LOVE WITH MUSIC" ... as read by Matt Traxler
Chapter 126: "Paying Ohmage" ...as read by Chris Poland of Ohm (formerly of Megadeth, Damn The Machine)
Chapter 125: "ONE MORE SONG" ...as read by Chris Poland of Ohm (formerly Megadeth, Damn The Machine)
Chapter 124: "Oh, THAT'S where the hell Sean Ingram is these days" ...as read by Sean Ingram of Coalesce
Chapter 123: "Where The Hell Is Sean Ingram These Days?" ...as read by Sean Ingram of Coalesce
Chapter 122: "I don't think we're in rural Kentucky anymore" ...as read by Roy Culver of Nuclear Blast Records
Chapter 121: "Momento Mori" ...as read by Josh King and Danny Pelletier of Not Beneath
Chapter 120: "My Favorite Band I Was Ever In" ...as read by Myk Porter
Chapter 119: "A NEW HEAVY" ...as read by Reid Otto and Christian Johnson of Tetelestai
Chapter 118: "Something old; something new" ...as read by Jim Settle, Roger Dale Martin and Doug Thieme of Vengeance Rising
Chapter 116: "...and what the heck does Pyrrhic mean? (Part Two)" ...as read by Jeff Gretz of Zao
Chapter 117: "Twenty Years And Counting" ...as read by Jason Black of Hot Water Music
Chapter 115: "You Gotta Be Picky Sometimes (Part One)" ...as read by Jeff Gretz of Zao
Chapter 114: "Doing" ...as read by Johnathon Ford of Unwed Sailor / Roadside Monument
Chapter 113: "Knowing" ...as read by Johnathon Ford of Unwed Sailor / Roadside Monument
Chapter 112: "From Deep Inside The Anti-Matter Room; II of II" ...as read by Kurt Bachman of Believer
Chapter 111: "From Deep Inside The Anti-Matter Room; I of II" ...as read by Kurt Bachman of Believer
Chapter 110: " * " ...as read by Jeff Bellew of Stavesacre
Chapter 109: "A New Heavy" ...as read by Darren Johnson, formerly and occasionally still of Living Sacrifice
Chapter 108: "A Well In-Tensioned Virus" ...as read by Jeff Martin of Lo-Pan
Chapter 107: "All of Less Art, more or less" ...as read by Mike Minnick of Less Art
Chapter 106: "Where The Mosh Pit Meets The Dance Floor" ...as read by Klank
Chapter 105: "Ghosting The Room" ...as read by Jason Thomson of Vast Robot Armies
Chapter 104: "God Is The Warmest Place To Hide" ...as read by Jeremy Hunt of Qoheleth
Chapter 103: "Podcast Empowered" ...as read by Bruce Fitzhugh, Lance Garvin, Chris Truby, Jason Truby and Brandon Ebel
Chapter 102: "Suns and Daughters" ...as read by Alexis Marshall of Daughters (and formerly As The Sun Sets)
Chapter 101: "This one's for Jet" ...as read by Mike Felumlee of The Bigger Empty and The Smoking Popes
Chapter 100: "Podtera?" ...as read by Joshua Toomey, Erik Hall and Brandon Kellum
Chapter 99: "The Anniversary Of A Miracle" ...as read by Chad Neptune, Jason Berggren, Chris Carbonell, Steven Kleisath and Billy Power
Chapter 98: "Loser Lifer" ...as read by Jesse Matthewson of Ken Mode
Chapter 97: "All Over The Map" ...as read by Damon Atkinson of Braid and Hey Mercedes
Chapter 96: "In Droves" ...as read by Mark Engles of Black Map/Dredg
Chapter 95: "Death By A Thousand Cuts" ...as read by Andrew Elstner
Chapter 94: "The Inconviniant Truth, Or Consequences " ...as read by Dana Filloon, drummer of Junius
Chapter 93: "The Podcast Before The Calm..." ...as read by Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy, formerly of Becoming The Archetype
Chapter 92: "Let The Song Write Itself" ...as read by Carley Coma of Candiria
Chapter 91: "Driving The Truck" ...as read by Gene Hoglan of Testament, Strapping Young Lad, Death, Dethklok, Dark Angel and on and on.
Chapter 90: "(Omega)" ...as read by Daryl Rabidoux of Cancer Conspiracy and Radar Studio
Chapter 89: "The Audio Medium (Alpha)" ...as read by Daryl Rabidoux of Cancer Conspiracy and Radar Studio
Chapter 88: "The STING of freelance art" ...as read by Jaci KVLT
Chapter 87: "10 Things I Hate About Ultimatums" ...as read by Jason Berggren (former vocalist of Strongarm)
Chapter 86: "Guitar > Dressing As A Penguin" ...as read by Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Byla and about a hundred other bands
Chapter 85: "Wanna Split It?" ...as read by Jon Petkau and Chris Voss
Chapter 84: "He Blotted Me With Science" ...as read by Ron Jarzombek of Watchtower, Blotted Science, Spastic Ink
Chapter 83: "Sky Beats Gold" ...as read by Marty Lunn of Zao and Young Fox
Chapter 82: "It's All About The Washingtons" ...as read by Andrea Horne of Vaureen
Chapter 81: "A Guarenteed Cure " ...as read by Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy
Chapter 80: "Burning Ships (Part Two)" ...as read by Doug Mann, founder of R.E.X. Music
Chapter 79: "Burning Ships (Part One)" ...as read by Doug Mann, founder of R.E.X. Music
Chapter 78: "These Podcasts That Try Men's Souls" ...as read by Chris Carbonell of Strongarm
Chapter 77: "Some quiet conversation" ...as read by Eric Andersen of The Novelists
Chapter 76: "Less Art, More Thrice" ...as read by Riley Breckenridge
Chapter 75: "Come Talk Toomey" ...as read by Joshua Toomey of the Talk Toomey Podcast and formerly of Primer 55
Chapter 74: "The Thirty Year Old Intern" ...as read by Ryan Parrish of Hopesfall, Celebrity and In Parallel
Chapter 73: "These Goats Were Made For Walkin' " ...as read by Steve Wescott of Needle 2 Square
Chapter 72: "Minimalism Is A Lot Of Work" ...as read by Dave Raymond of Hidden Hospitals
Chapter 71: "Keep It In The Family" ...as read by Mark Garza of Embodyment / The Famine / Constant Seas
Chapter 70: "Our Shit DID stink" ...as read by Mark Garza of Embodyment/ The Famine/ Constant Seas
Chapter 69: "What Didn't Kill John..." ...as read by John LaMacchia of Candiria
Chapter 68: "Do You Want To Play A Game?" ...as read by Erik Mendez (formerly of Tourniquet)
Chapter 67: "Calling All Teds" ...as read by Erik Mendez (formerly of Tourniquet)
Chapter 66: "In Leamans' terms" ...as read by Kevin Leaman of Believer
(1) “Needle 2 Square” …an ATSG footnote by Scott Mellinger of Zao
Chapter 65: "A Plea For Laundry" ...as read by Aaron Stone of My Epic
Chapter 64: "The ol' whale-eye" ...as read by Amy Sciarretto of Atom Splitter PR
Chapter 63: "Bjorn It Down And Walk Away" ...as read by Bjorn Bauer (artist/illustrator/wickedly tall basketball center)
Chapter 62: "Shoebox For The Weary" ...as read by artist/illustrator Bjorn Bauer
Vacation Day #1: RIP Nick Menza
Chapter 61: "Never The Twain Shall Meet?" ...as read by Ian Miller of Puig Destroyer, Kowloon Walled City, Less Art, Productive Outs Podcast
Chapter 60: "Here's One For The Ladies" ...as read by Katy Irizarry of the Eddie Trunk Podcast
Chapter 59: "Bassing By Numbers" ...as read by Ray Gurz of Bad American, Tile and Lost Soul Skateboard Company
Chapter 58: "Mid-Western Plane Wreck" ...as read by Scott Hatch of Burnt Toast Vinyl
Chapter 57: "Use Your Illusion 2: Team Bum-Out" ...as read by Jason Hamacher of Frodus and Lost Origins
Chapter 56: "Use Your Illusion 1; Pray For Frodus" ...as read by Jason Hamacher of Frodus
Chapter 55: "Sociorevelance and Wrestlemania" ...as read by Brandon Kellum of American Standards
Chapter 54: "It All Started With A Walnut" ...as read by Shane Ochsner of Everything In Slow Motion
Chapter 53: "Mutual Appreciation Society" ...as read by Sam West of Stavesacre (formerly Scaterd Few, The Violet Burning, Saviour Machine)
Chapter 52: "Boner Donor" ...as read by Chris Raines of Spitfire, Sunndrug (formerly Norma Jean)
Chapter 51: "The Well Intentioned Podcast; Second Half" ...as read by Dan Weyandt, Jeff Gretz and Scott Mellinger of Zao
Chapter 50: "The Well Intentioned Virus; First Half" ...as read by Dan Weyandt, Jeff Gretz and Scott Mellinger of Zao
Chapter 49: "Ignore The Love" ...as read by Eyal Levi of Creative Live (Daath guitarist)
Chapter 48: "Pig Boppy" ...as read by Bill Meis of Entertainment One (former Alove For Enemies guitarist)
Chapter 47: "Here's To You, Mr. Robinson!" ...as read by Adam Robinson of Portlandia
Chapter 46: "Mean Mug" ...as read by Kelsey "Chapstick" Zimmerman of Blast Beat Network / Manutara drummer
Chapter 45: "Old Pirate Bones" ...as read by Megan Osztrosits
Chapter 44: "Between Buckethead And Mini-Kiss" ...as read by Kris Myers (drummer of Umphrey's McGee)
Chapter 43: "Death and Taxes" ...as read by Tessa Allen of Destroy Nate Allen
Chapter 42: "The Story of Metal Bandcamp Gift Club" ...as read by Jeremiah Nelson and Manny-O-War
Chapter 41: "Onward to 2016" ...as read by Stephen and Trav
Chapter 40: "Membrane" ...as read by Jimmy P Brown II of Deliverance and Jupiter VI
Chapter 39: "Find Your Pebbles" ...as read by Jimmy P Brown II of Deliverance and Jupiter VI
Chapter 38: "Stay scared, and do it anyway" ...as read by Tymon Kruidenier (Our Oceans, former Cynic guitarist)
Chapter 37: "Songs In The Key Of Holt" ...as told by Mike (and Jenn) Holt
Chapter 36: "Good Clean Management" ....as read by Mike Mowery of Outerloop Management
Chapter 35: "Be Lucky" ...as read by Christopher Debari (Know Nothing, former Today Is The Day bassist)
Chapter 34: "Somebody's Gonna Eat Your Lunch" ...as read by Joey Sturgis (Award winning metal producer, Foundation Recording Studio)
Chapter 33: "Trust Your Compass" ...as read by Jeff Bettger (DRYBNZ, former Ninety Pound Wuss vocalist)
Chapter 32: "The Condition Of The Heart" ...as read by Shane Carroll (For All Eternity vocalist)
Chapter 31: "As The Gory Flows" First Halloween Special ...as read by Jeff Bettger (DRYBNZ / former Ninety Pound Wuss) and Scott Rehnberg (The Suburban Sound)
Chapter 30: "Throw Another Stereotype On The Barbie" ...as read by Jayson Sherlock (Revulsed and former Mortification drummer)
Chapter 29: "Just Buy A Damn Album, Bro" ...as read by Sacha Dunable (Intronaut vocalist/guitarist)
Chapter 28: "Where Scott And Russ Bring No Rest" ...as read by Scott Mellinger and Russ Cogdell (Zao guitarists)
Chapter 27: "Leave It Better Than It Was" ...as read by Liam Wilson (Dillinger Escape Plan bassist)
Chapter 26: "Gaining Perspective" ...as read by Ben Sharp of Cloudkicker
Chapter 25: "Holy crap...the Punishment, Bruce" ...as read by Bruce Fitzhugh and Alex Kenis
Chapter 24: "Mega-Bruce" ...as read by Bruce Fitzhugh (Living Sacrifice vocalist)
-The "Breathing Lyrics" story -Manhead Merch and life in the present tense -Living Sacrifice, DJ, the first three albums, recording -REX and Solid State -The DC influence and what we're listening to -The big As The Story Grows news...you aren't gonna believe this... -One last story: Trav almost played drums for Living Sacrifice...once
Chapter 23: "It all started with an accident" ...as read by Jamie Holmes of Double Decker Records
Chapter 22: "Wrestling with life decisions" ...as read by Daniel Gailey (Phinehas guitarist)
Chapter 21: "Iconic Brutality" ...as read by Ryan J Downey of Alternative Press and Superhero Management
Chapter 20: "Spadoinkle Mode" ...as read by Cory Brandan (Norma Jean vocalist)
Chapter 19: "Perspective and Cupcakes" ...as read by Shelby Cinca (Frodus vocalist/guitarist)
Chapter 18: "Keep It In The Family" ...as read by Justin Carroll (Narcissus bassist)
Chapter 17: "Bethlehem Democracy" ...as read by Secret Cutter
Chapter 16: "Rock Your Face Off" ...as read by Jason Wisdom (former Becoming The Archetype vocalist/bassist)
Chapter 15: "New American Filth"...as read by Collin Simula of (Maranatha vocalist/guitarist)
Chapter 14: "Beastie Boy Of Burden" ...as read by Jarrod Norris (Deadself, Beast Of Burden)
Chapter 13: "Allan Again" ...as read by Allan Aguirre (Scaterd Few)
Here we go! We are celebrating our thirtieth episode with the 25 year anniversary release of Scaterd Few's "Sin Disease" with the second part of our 12th chapter (which is actually our 13th chapter). Ok. If your head hasn't exploded after that idiotic first sentence, then enjoy part two of our discussion with Allan Aguirre of Scaterd Few. NOW, we're gonna get dirty. Sleeves are rolled up, gloves are off...time to discuss one of the most controversial, quinnesential and cornerstone albums in Christiandom. (Is that even a word?) Whatever...let's do this. If you haven't listened to part one of this discussion, you don't HAVE to...but it is highly recommended.
Chapter 12: "Punk history to fly fishing" ...as read by Allan Aguirre (Scaterd Few)
Chapter 12 highlights: - This first of two parter will cover the history that led up to the Scaterd Few album "Sin Disease" - Early beginnings in LA and dealing with gang violence - Scaterd Few then Cygnet then back to Scaterd Few...then Cygnet became Spy Glass Blue... - hang in there...more to come next week...
Chapter 11: "If you wanna be a martyr... try harder" ...as read by Bob Nanna (Braid guitarist/vocalist)
Chapter Ten: "Quarter Seems Forever" ...as read by Steven Kleisath (Further Seems Forever, Strongarm, Shai Hulud drummer)
Fake Chapter Nine: "Ghosts in the studio; pitbulls in the nursery" ...as read by Michael Gilligan (Fake Chapter Records)
Chapter Eight: "Strange Cousins From The East" ...as read by Trav and Stephen
Chapter Seven: "Enter the Frome Dome" ...as read by Dan Frome (Roomrunner bassist; Future Islands sound engineer)
Chapter Six: "Dropping Cable" ...as read by Seth Hecox (Becoming The Archetype guitarist)
Chapter Five: "Lord Of The Strings" ...as read by Andrew Elstner (Torche guitarist)
Chapter Four: "Respect The Negative Space" ...as read by Tyrant Taylor and Saddle Sarah (This Way To The Egress)
Chapter Three: "Tim And Warlord Awesome Show, Great Job" ...as read by Timothy Henderson (Warlord/Mr. Bishops Fist drummer)
Chapter Two: "Rubbernecker" ...as read by Jim Settle (Tantrum Of The Muse bassist)
Chapter One: "No New Kinda Podcast" ...as read by Trav and Stephen
It's been a good run, but Jesse and Trav are calling it quits...sort of. Turns out you'll be getting two podcasts for the price of none. Give us twenty minutes to explain and check out a few tunes from Pennywise and Queen.
We talk with Brandon Duncan about manufacturing cassettes, art and the beauty in the fact that everything could be taken away at any time.
Music by Sterilizer and a Prong song just because...they rule.
Guitarist Markus Johansson has had an interesting musical journey. This guy is just a guy. A guy who has forged his own way with an album with so many metal allumni that it looks like it was set up by everyone in the music business. Nope. Just Markus. This is a PERFECT example of musical "DIY". Truly inspirational. His band Sylencer released an album in 2012 called "A Lethal Dose Of Truth" with around twenty musicians involved...and if you're into metal you've probably heard of most of them.
Then...his new band 4arm. Sheesh. Seriously? Based out of Australia, Markus picked up a leg as the lead guitarist. Then 4arm opened for Slayer and Gojira for a while. After an exit from their front man Danny Tomb, they called Markus to be the new frontman. 4arm has a new album called "Survivalist" due out this year. Super excited to see what happens for our new friend next.
Music by Sylencer and a little dab of Modest Mouse on top.
Sometimes, it's good to know Stephen Sarro. He got to be friendly with Andrew Elstner of Torche via the inter-webs and said he would try to get him on the show...and it worked! Andrew was nice enough to tell us his whole story. We've got hilarious stories about James Hetfield and his cell phone...how there was a baby at a restaurant involved in joining Torche...fighting evil robots to save Miami and why overseas venues always seem to have gummy candy. Andrew got his copies of "Restarter" in the mail about five minutes before we got started so he gets to see them for the first time while he is talking to us. Torche's new album "Restarter" out on Relapse Records on Feb 24th. Go. Buy. Rock. Seriously..."Barrier Hammer" is one of the heaviest tunes they've ever done.
Music by Van Halen, Riddle Of Steel, Tilts, Torche, Torche again because they rule, and Helms Alee.
We were honored to be joined by Nate Allen this episode. Unique doesn't begin to describe his approach to music. His kickstarter campaign for "Nate Allen and the Pac-Away Dots" includes a video game, laser-etched mason jars, greeting cards....you gotta hear this. His music is inspired by not listening to much music, just an occasional cassette in the van. It is inspiring to hear that influences can come from silence and your own thoughts and not mimicry. His shows have no PA system and the crowds gather around he and his wife Tessa in a sort of circle gathering rather than a stage for a unique acoustic folk-punk experiance. He tells us all about it and hopefully inspires you to think a little outside the box. He recalls a cool Melvins / Big Business story. We talk a lil' Kansas City sports. He was a booking agent for Emery and As I Lay Dying. This one was fun.
Music by The Melvins, Celan and Nate Allen
It's not often that you get to talk to someone that you listened to growing up. Mark Salomon of The Crucified hung our with us and picked up where his three part interview with Billy Power left off. (GO LISTEN TO BILLY'S URBAN ACHIEVER PODCAST. Go ahead. We'll wait.) Mark talks a lot about his newest project White Lighter, touches a little bit on the current state of Stavesacre and will blow your mind on how deep he goes with Bill Murray. (It's a groundhog day thing.) He even does impressions...
Music by White Lighter, Wovenhand, Minor Threat and The Crucified
Jesse and Trav had to do one without the powers of the Seth, but we at BVCHQ couldn't be happier with how this one turned out. Matt has what could be considered an indie drummer's "dream resume." This guy has played with everybody; just check his wiki page. We went a little long but that's because Matt has so much ground to cover. With stories like his unorthodox way of joining Living Sacrifice, breaking up overseas with Eso-Charis and leaving for Ohio to do a short stint with Lovedrug and staying for two years, we're sure you won't mind a little overtime.
Music by Burned Up Bled Dry, Eso-Charis, Fear Is The Driving Force, Family History and Le Betre. Bonus points for Matt! He took the time to convert and digitize a few of these songs from 7" just so we could have them for the show. How DIY is that? Thanks again, Matt!
Everyone knows about crowd sourcing, but we're betting not many people actually understand how it works. Alex Kenis, brainchild of metal outfit Solamors (including our own dearest Trav) ran a very successful campaign raising over $6,000 for an album. Wanna hear how it went?
Music by Cynic, Apartment 3G, Goes Cube and Solamors own "Becoming What You Are"
Jesse runs a record company called Veritas Vinyl. Like, he actually has vinyl made....quite a process. He gets a lot of questions. Most of them valid. Some of them stupid. So why don't you join us and listen to a little bit of what the process is all about?
Music from Theory Of Ruin, Strongarm, The Skull and He Whose Ox Is Gored
Stephen Sarro of Unteachers joins the BVC to talk about the recording process, being a new dad and how much he loves Crux.
Music by Crux, Unteachers, Meshuggah and Fluffy.
Laddys and Germs, please welcome Seth W of Skull Toaster to the show! We all talk about our musical highlights on 2014 and give a little nod to the late Joe Cocker. Happy New Year!
Music by Mortals, Wild Throne, Umphreys McGee, Witch Mountain and Joe Cocker
Nick Mahaffey of Over Mortal join Jesse and Trav to discuss the punk albums that influenced them the most, plus some back story as to how God may have killed a computer.
Music by Bad Religion, Neurosis, Officer Negative and lots of music from Over Mortal.
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The boys discuss selling out, Christmas shopping and something pretty gross ALMOST happens to Trav.
Music by Black Cat Attack, Cross Movement, Stryper, Slaves BC, Daughters and Lou Monte.
This episode is PROUDLY brought to you with the help of SkullToaster.com, daily metal trivia for the masses
We have a discussion with Josh Thieler (and his dog) of Veritas Vinyl artists Slaves BC about who we think are the best vocalists in rock and metal. World premiere of Slaves BC song "Dust".
Music on this episode by Slaves BC, Foxy Shazam, Devin Townsend, Faith No More, and why not wrap it up with a little Purple Rain, huh?
Oh boy. Special (and first ever) guest Seth Werkheiser of Skulltoaster.com sit down with Jesse and Trav to discuss the music they are all secretly embarrassed about, yet still love.
Music from Limp Bizcut, Avenged Sevenfold and Winger! (I know, right?) Plus music we're ACTUALLY listening to: Down, Benny Greb's "Moving Parts" and Cat Head Deathray.
Trav and Jesse discuss their "most influential" metal albums, not their favorites, not the best, the ones that grabbed them when they were young and impressionable and made changes forever in their formadible young brains .
Music by Metallica, Tourniquet, Iron Maiden, Believer and Megadeth
Travis Turner of Unteachers talks to Jesse about recording the new album "A Human Comedy" and have some insight on the music and records they've been into lately.
Music by Neurosis, Patsy Cline, Baptists, Secret Cutter and Unteachers.