Interviews with actors, musicians, and artists.
Phil Sgrosso (Apathian, As I Lay Dying, Author & Punisher) Discusses Movies, Music, and More
Since 2003, Phil Sgrosso has been a very busy man. Not only is he the chief songwriter for Grammy-nominated metal giants As I Lay Dying, he also serves as a guitarist in such varied bands as Saosin, Author & Punisher, Wovenwar, and Poison Headache. He's proven his talent many times over crossing genres back and forth while contributing what is necessary to make each band shine in their own right. His latest endeavor is a solo project in which he in control of everything - from the guitars to the drums to the electronic elements.
I've had the pleasure of knowing Phil since his addition to As I Lay Dying back in 2003. We don't get to talk too often - mainly just when he's in town on tour. I was very excited to get to sit down and talk with him about his new project Apathian and everything else he's up to these days.
Tune in and listen to us chat about mainly music, some movies, and other things like who his favorite superhero is. He also talks about what's going on
14/04/2021 • 45 minutes 31 seconds
Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) Discusses Movies, Music, and More
When most people think about bass players and The Sex Pistols, their minds immediately gravitate to Sid Vicious. Well, they shouldn't. MANY years before and MANY years after Sid had come and gone, Glen Matlock handled the bottom-end for the British punk innovators. He was a founding member of the band and re-joined them for several reunions starting in 1996.
The big hits The Sex Pistols are known for? Yeah, those were co-written by Matlock well before Vicious picked up the bass. As a matter of fact, out of the 12 tracks embodying the band's only true album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols," 10 of those are credited as co-written by Matlock.
After his stint in The Sex Pistols, Matlock moved on to play with many well-known artists that have made a lasting impact on rock history. Some of those include Iggy Pop and The Damned. He also played in supergroups with members of The Clash, Generation X, The Alarm, New York Dolls, and Spandau Ballet. Glen even pla
16/03/2021 • 36 minutes 39 seconds
Eric Collins (MrENC) Discusses Movies, Music, and More
MrENC is the passion project of Eric Collins of Lakeland, FL. Collins has a long history in the indie rock scene. He formed MrENC after having played with Dennison Marrs, The Party People, and The Dark Romantics. Originally started as a solo project, Eric recruited his brother-in-law Dean Lorenz to collaborate on the newest album "We Do Our Own Thing." The EP was recently released through Velvet Blue Music and will definitely appeal to fans of Starflyer 59 and Hum, as well as 1980's legends Ultra Vivid Scene and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
I had a chance to sit down with Eric for an in-depth chat about what you would expect us to ramble on about. We talk about his musical influences and loves, favorite movies and TV shows, and what comic book character he prefers. His faith and how it affects his life also was talked about along with some other subjects. If you love getting personal, then you'll really enjoy this conversation with Eric Collins of MrENC.
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26/02/2021 • 1 hour 3 minutes 4 seconds
Seth Metoyer of Mangled Carpenter Discusses Movies, Music, and More
It's not too ften that you hear of someone who finally realized their childhood dream as an adult. That's exactly what is about to happen to Seth Metoyer. From the age of 14, Seth and his buddy have been putting together Mangled Carpenter. "Why did it take so long?" you ask. Well, as a grownup now with a family and other responsibilities, life tends to happen.
Mangled Carpenter's upcoming full length, "Under the Shadow," is the result of years of fine-tuning a blend of everything Seth wanted to hear in an extreme metal album growing up as a Christian kid with a taste for bands like Living Sacrifice, Vengeance Rising, Tourniquet, Deliverance, Mortification, and many other groups who laid the foundations for what modern faith-based hardcore and thrash has morphed into. He was so influenced by these artists that he actually moved out to California to live at Sanctuary Church, which birthed and fostered many of those early artists.
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04/02/2021 • 35 minutes 23 seconds
Allan Aguirre (Scaterd Few) Discusses Movies, Music, and More
If you grew up on a steady diet of Christian alternative, punk, and metal in the late 1980's and early 1990's, there's no way you could have avoided hearing about Scaterd Few. Scaterd Few was quite possibly the most controversial band coming out of the Christian music industry at that time. From their outward appearance and the way they sounded to the things they sang about and the rumors of "questionable" behavior at festivals and concerts, they made a lasting impact on angst-ridden and rebellious kids like me who always liked to push the envelope of what it meant to be an "acceptable" Christian teen.
Vocalist and songwriter Allan Aguirre was the face everyone associated with Scaterd Few. Much like KISS has Gene Simmons with his Demon makeup and fire-breathing, Scaterd Few had Aguirre screaming and wailing about drive-by shootings, drug use, killing your flesh, and other "taboo" subjects CCM artists were too scared to talk about in front of a safe youth group crowd. From t
28/01/2021 • 54 minutes 6 seconds
Pantokrator Discusses Movies, Music, and More
Drummer Rickard Gustafsson (also from Crimson Moonlight) and Singer Karl Walfridsson from Sweden's Pantokrator sat down with me recently to discuss movies, music, and more. We chat about where they live in Sweden, how the band got together, and what they're all about. They also talk about their favorite superheroes, TV shows, and movies. If you're not familiar, Pantokrator plays a ferocious brand of metal that combines the elements of death, doom, black, and thrash into their own vicious extreme music monster. The band just released a new single entitled "We The People" off their upcoming album "Marching Into Babylon." The full-length will be out on January 29, 2021.You can get more info on Pantokrator at https://www.facebook.com/Pantokrator.
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27/01/2021 • 32 minutes 6 seconds
Lazarus Complex Discusses Movies, Music, and More
After a couple of months off, we're back with our first interview of 2021. Lazarus Complex play an explosive combination of death metal and hardcore that even goes as far as peppering in some progressive metal influences to keep things fresh. The band is made up vocalist / lyricist / bassist Jake Schultheis and guitarist / drummer / bassist Joe Murphy and our based out of Massachusetts and New Jersey.
Their latest single, "The Redeemer," caught my attention after I noticed Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy and Becoming the Archetype did guest vocals for the track. Being a big fan of Jason and his bands, I gave the song a listen and discovered there was more to this duo than just a special guest vocalist. They deliver a bludgeoning dose of extreme metal that fans of Impending Doom, early Embodyment, Whitechapel, and Thy Art is Murder will immediately latch on to.
I had the opportunity to chat with both Jake and Joe from Lazarus Complex recently. Guess what we talked abo