Sophie K talks with Peter Iwers of The Halo Effect at Wacken 2022 about the band's recent debut album Days of the Lost and its themes, bringing the classic melodeath sound into the modern era, the journey of songwriting, and his brewery and restaurant.
Moriah Formica & Ashley Suppa of Plush sat down with the Talk Toomey Podcast at their recent stop at Louder Than Life. Moriah and Ashley talk with Joshua Toomey about early slots on festivals, women being represented in hard rock and metal, and touring with their heroes. They also discuss the last few years of their lives and the whirlwind that has been the success of Plush.
Knotfest's Ryan J. Downey chats to Slipknot's VMAN at the final date of the US Knotfest Roadshow 2022 in Irvine, CA, in front of Knotfest Premium members, about new album The End, So Far debuting at number 1 in the charts the world over, being the 'GrillMaster' on tour, setlist decisions, working with Joe Barresi, and building guitars.
Dave 'Snake' Sabo joins Joshua Toomey and the Talk Toomey Podcast to talk about the new Skid Row album, The Gang's All Here. Snake and Joshua start the episode with some Jake 'The Snake' Roberts and classic WWF talk; Dave talks about being at Wrestlemania 6 and hanging with the wrestlers until 5am.
Sophie K chats with Tribulation at Wacken 2022 on new music, their live show being inspired by Morbid Angel, understanding the biblical references in their band from a historic point of view by studying The New Testament, and attempting to play at Wacken 2019 before being evacuated from the site due to storms.
Sophie K learns what movie Amon Amarth, Bloodred Hourglass, Thrown into Exile, GWAR, Butcher Babies, Clutch, Sara, Cauldron and Lucifer would describe their band as, live from Knotfest Finland, Wacken...
Sophie K learns what movie Amon Amarth, Bloodred Hourglass, Thrown into Exile, GWAR, Butcher Babies, Clutch, Sara, Cauldron and Lucifer would describe their band as, live from Knotfest Finland, Wacken Open Air, and Pulse of the Maggots Festival.
HardLore becomes HAUNTLORE for October! Colin Young (God's Hate/Twitching Tongues) and the famously skeptical Bo Lueders (Harms Way) embarked on their first ghost-hunting expedition at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama....
HardLore becomes HAUNTLORE for October! Colin Young (God's Hate/Twitching Tongues) and the famously skeptical Bo Lueders (Harms Way) embarked on their first ghost-hunting expedition at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama. Will the skeptic change his mind? Find out!
Toomey and Akin start the show with some talk about their respective Wednesday 13 interviews. The Ronnie vs Bach vs Trunk saga continues. Mustaine talks wanting to write new tunes with Hetfield. Toomey has thoughts on the classic Megadeth cover of 'These Boots'.
Monte Pittman of Ministry recently sat down with Joshua Toomey and The Talk Toomey Podcast at Louder Than Life. Monte talks about seeing Taipei Houston and sending a video of their performance to his daughter.
Craig Reynolds caught up with Isaac from Knocked Loose after the band's US arena tour with $UICIDEBOY$ and ahead of their US tour with Bring Me The Horizon to talk TikTok, hardcore, laptops, ramen, and everything in between.
Wednesday 13 joins the Talk Toomey podcast to discuss his upcoming album, Horrifier. Wednesday 13 discusses producing and recording the album himself, the anticipation of release week, and the initial...
Wednesday 13 joins the Talk Toomey podcast to discuss his upcoming album, Horrifier. Wednesday 13 discusses producing and recording the album himself, the anticipation of release week, and the initial reaction to the album.
BRANDON SALLER takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography with Atreyu. In Part ONE, Brandon remembers everything surrounding the band's 2007 album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor.
Chris Garza of Suicide Silence sat down to chat with the Talk Toomey podcast at their recent stop at Louder Than Life. Chris and Joshua talk about the art of podcasting and how they can ask the questions that you can't as a punisher in the wild. Chris talks about his love of nu metal and his go-to records. He also talks about listening to Korn's Life Is Peachy on DMT. Garza leaves us with the future of Suicide Silence and talks about releasing a new single on Halloween night.
Toomey and Akin start the show with a recap of the four days that Joshua spent at Louder Than Life and discuss the best live bands of the weekend. Joshua tells the tale of being 6 feet from KISS right before they went on stage and how surreal it was to see them that close up in full makeup.
Colin and Bo spent the weekend at Furnace Fest 2022 in Birmingham Alabama which took place at the notoriously haunted Sloss Furnaces, and they stayed at the notoriously haunted Tutwiler hotel... Is one of them lying, or did they share a possible paranormal experience?
Hailing from Athens, Greece, and forming back in September of 2012, yet only releasing their debut LP Spotting Elegance in Chaos in 2017, it's been another long wait for fans of math/melodic hardcore outfit Blame Kandinsky to hear their sophomore effort Eclectic Ruiner. Finally seeing light of day on December 2nd, Knotfest are honored to premiere the debut single/video from the album, for the track 'Ruined'.
Carson Pace of The Callous Daoboys joined the Talk Toomey podcast from the road to discuss the band's latest album, Celebrity Therapist. Carson talks about the writing process, onstage train-wrecks and feelings of imposter syndrome, as well as writing lyrics that mean something to him and a bar of excellence.
Sophie K sits down with Fernando Ribeiro of Moonspell at Wacken 2022 about the inspirations for the Portuguese metal scene, their upcoming live album, his fanzine beginnings, the fact he never wanted to be a musician and how he got here, and how the band's latest album Hermitage became a Covid album.
Sophie K talks to James Monteith of Tesseract at the first ever Knotfest Germany, the band's first international show since before the pandemic, about their upcoming album sounding more 'organic' than ever before, his love for new bands in the scene reinventing and fusing genres, more diverse crowds at shows, the influence of TikTok on a band's popularity these days, and being a fan of every band on the bill.
BRANDON SALLER takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography with Atreyu. In Part ONE, Brandon remembers everything surrounding the band's 2006 album, A Death-Grip on Yesterday.
Sophie K talks to Frans Aalto of Medeia about playing at the first ever Knotfest Finland, a story of playing Slipknot at school not going down to well, outsiders' perception of metal, appreciating the down time over the past couple years, and his best drunken stories.
Sophie K chats Anni Lötjönen of Huora at the first ever Knotfest Finland about the band's name, its origin and proving people wrong with their success, their latest album and its meaning, activism and politics, and how here family helped shape her music taste.
Sophie K talks with a member of black-metallers Gaerea at Wacken 2022 about their new album Mirage, its themes and atmosphere, their anonymity and the reasons behind it, as well as the origins of the design on their masks. He also speaks on extreme music as a whole needing to be challenging and keep pushing boundaries, and the influence of their 2019 China tour on the band.
Sophie K is joined by Hanno Klänhardt of Mantar at Wacken 2022 to talk about their album title Pain Is Forever and This Is the End, and how he hated every minute of recording it. He also chats about finally being able to get on the road and loving it, his excitement over nerves at playing shows, his love for Wacken as a festival and playing to Japanese crowds.
Joshua and Chris return this week with the good, the bad and the ugly! The good is definitely Toomey's return the stage. The guys discuss Toomey's first show since 2009 and the reaction from the fans. The also good is the talk of Ozzy having a #1 album, Testament and the fear of losing their bass player to Megadeth and Butcher Babies to release new music.
Sophie K sits down with Lucifer after their set at Wacken 2022 about releasing two albums throughout the pandemic, using the stage and performance as a shield, practicing witchcraft and directing the visual nature of their band.
Jeremy Spencer of Semi-Rotted (and formerly Five Finger Death Punch) is on the Talk Toomey podcast this week to discuss his latest EP, Deader than Dead. Jeremy speaks on the reception of Semi-Rotted, Will Ramos guesting on the latest single and his love of horror movies. He and Joshua also talk a little KISS, writing lyrics and his history with his current band members.
Sophie K talks to GWAR at Wacken 2022 about their new record The New Dark Ages and its counterpart graphic novel The Duoverse of Absurdity and their themes, their documentary This Is GWAR and how people's attitudes towards metal and shock culture have changed over time, and how gatekeeping something you love makes no sense.
Sophie K sits down with Lähiöbotox at the first ever Knotfest Finland about releasing their debut album in lockdown and how it charted, a scary initiation process, getting into metal via Slipknot, Finland being such an accepting place, and being discovered through festivals.
Sophie K chats with Moon Shot at the first ever Knotfest Finland about their experiences playing in different bands and how that's helped them come together and avoid mistakes, their first ever European headline tour, and enjoying the journey of starting a new band.
Sophie K chats to Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies at Wacken 2022 about the band's new album, their Doja Cat cover, bringing women into metal and not shying away from the term 'female-fronted', her friendship with Heidi, and getting into cosplay.