Defender of the Riff

Wayne Lozinak (HATEBREED) "It starts with KISS"

Wayne Lozinak (HATEBREED) "It starts with KISS"

Maxime Cherrier

Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed joins Knotfest's Daniel Dekay on Defender of the Riff Live from Aftershock Festival 2023.

Wayne Lozinak (HATEBREED) "It starts with KISS"

Maxime Cherrier

Wayne Lozinak of Hatebreed joins Knotfest's Daniel Dekay on Defender of the Riff Live from Aftershock Festival 2023.

Guitarist Wayne Lozinak Details How Metal and Hardcore Are Embedded In the DNA of Hatebreed

Guitarist Wayne Lozinak Details How Metal and Hardcore Are Embedded In the DNA of Hatebreed

Ramon Gonzales

Guesting on Defender of the Riff, the veteran guitarist shares his personal journey of musical discovery and explains how falling in love with metal and hardcore would come full circle...

Guitarist Wayne Lozinak Details How Metal and Hardcore Are Embedded In the DNA of Hatebreed

Ramon Gonzales

Guesting on Defender of the Riff, the veteran guitarist shares his personal journey of musical discovery and explains how falling in love with metal and hardcore would come full circle in his career.

Defender Of The Riff - Wayne Lozinak (HATEBREED) - Live at Aftershock Festival '23

Defender Of The Riff - Wayne Lozinak (HATEBREED) - Live at Aftershock Festival '23

Maxime Cherrier

Wayne Lozinak, the legendary shredder for hardcore gods Hatebreed, joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay at Aftershock Festival '23 for an impromptu episode of Defender of the Riff given that his band weren't...

Defender Of The Riff - Wayne Lozinak (HATEBREED) - Live at Aftershock Festival '23

Maxime Cherrier

Wayne Lozinak, the legendary shredder for hardcore gods Hatebreed, joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay at Aftershock Festival '23 for an impromptu episode of Defender of the Riff given that his band weren't even on the bill!

Brendon Small's DETHALBUM Guitar (DETHKLOK)

Brendon Small's DETHALBUM Guitar (DETHKLOK)

Maxime Cherrier

Knotfest host Daniel Dekay sits down with Brendon Small on this episode of Defender Of The Riff, where here the legendary frontman of death metallers Dethklok.

Brendon Small's DETHALBUM Guitar (DETHKLOK)

Maxime Cherrier

Knotfest host Daniel Dekay sits down with Brendon Small on this episode of Defender Of The Riff, where here the legendary frontman of death metallers Dethklok.

Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) on being DIEHARD on Music Creation

Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) on being DIEHARD on Music Creation

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender Of The Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Brendon Small of Metalocalypse and Dethklok fame.

Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) on being DIEHARD on Music Creation

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender Of The Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Brendon Small of Metalocalypse and Dethklok fame.

Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) - RIFFING at Aftershock '23

Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) - RIFFING at Aftershock '23

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender Of The Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Brendon Small, the frontman of virtual death metal stalwarts Dethklok.

Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) - RIFFING at Aftershock '23

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender Of The Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Brendon Small, the frontman of virtual death metal stalwarts Dethklok.

Defender Of The Riff: Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) - Live at Aftershock '23

Defender Of The Riff: Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) - Live at Aftershock '23

Matt Rushton

Brendon Small, creator of legendary animated metal series Metalocalypse and creator and frontman of Dethklok, discusses his cross-pollination of projects as well as making a movie and creating its accompanying soundtrack.

Defender Of The Riff: Brendon Small (DETHKLOK) - Live at Aftershock '23

Matt Rushton

Brendon Small, creator of legendary animated metal series Metalocalypse and creator and frontman of Dethklok, discusses his cross-pollination of projects as well as making a movie and creating its accompanying soundtrack.

Timmy Moreno (SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY) - Defender of the Riff @ Aftershock '23

Timmy Moreno (SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY) - Defender of the Riff @ Aftershock '23

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender of the Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Timmy Moreno of SeeYouSpaceCowboy.

Timmy Moreno (SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY) - Defender of the Riff @ Aftershock '23

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender of the Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Timmy Moreno of SeeYouSpaceCowboy.

ALPHA WOLF: "If an International Band comes to your city, you go and see them"

ALPHA WOLF: "If an International Band comes to your city, you go and see them"

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender Of The Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Sabian & Scottie of Alpha Wolf.

ALPHA WOLF: "If an International Band comes to your city, you go and see them"

Maxime Cherrier

On this new episode of Defender Of The Riff, Knotfest host Daniel Dekay talks to Sabian & Scottie of Alpha Wolf.

Defender Of The Riff: Sabian & Scottie (ALPHA WOLF) - Live at Blue Ridge Festival '23

Defender Of The Riff: Sabian & Scottie (ALPHA WOLF) - Live at Blue Ridge Festival '23

Maxime Cherrier

Australian metalcore heroes Alpha Wolf's guitarists Sabian & Scottie sit down with Knotfest host Daniel Dekay at Blue Ridge Festival '23 to discuss how they got into heavy music, meeting...

Defender Of The Riff: Sabian & Scottie (ALPHA WOLF) - Live at Blue Ridge Festival '23

Maxime Cherrier

Australian metalcore heroes Alpha Wolf's guitarists Sabian & Scottie sit down with Knotfest host Daniel Dekay at Blue Ridge Festival '23 to discuss how they got into heavy music, meeting when they were teenagers in a Parkway Drive cover band and their admiration for that band still, and they also reflect on their ability to bring their favorite international bands to Australia.

Defender Of The Riff: Nick Hexum (311) - Live at Blue Ridge Fest '23

Defender Of The Riff: Nick Hexum (311) - Live at Blue Ridge Fest '23

Matt Rushton

Alt-rock heroes 311's guitarist/vocalist Nick Hexum joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview & performance...

Defender Of The Riff: Nick Hexum (311) - Live at Blue Ridge Fest '23

Matt Rushton

Alt-rock heroes 311's guitarist/vocalist Nick Hexum joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview & performance show taking a look at what made the musician who they are today.

Chris Davis of The Ghost Inside Explains How American Muscle and Swedish Melody Influenced His Sound

Chris Davis of The Ghost Inside Explains How American Muscle and Swedish Melody Influenced His Sound

Ramon Gonzales

From Metallica to Killswitch Enagage, to Soilwork and At the Gates, the veteran guitarist guests on Defender of the Riff to detail how his unconventional musical discovery afforded a unique...

Chris Davis of The Ghost Inside Explains How American Muscle and Swedish Melody Influenced His Sound

Ramon Gonzales

From Metallica to Killswitch Enagage, to Soilwork and At the Gates, the veteran guitarist guests on Defender of the Riff to detail how his unconventional musical discovery afforded a unique vantage point both as a player and a producer.

Alex Skolnick of Testament Revists His Path of Musical Discovery and the Rise of Bay Area Thrash

Alex Skolnick of Testament Revists His Path of Musical Discovery and the Rise of Bay Area Thrash

Ramon Gonzales

Guesting on Defender of the Riff, the veteran guitarist revisits some of his earliest influences, the lessoned learned from a then lesser known Joe Satriani and how witnessing the infancy...

Alex Skolnick of Testament Revists His Path of Musical Discovery and the Rise of Bay Area Thrash

Ramon Gonzales

Guesting on Defender of the Riff, the veteran guitarist revisits some of his earliest influences, the lessoned learned from a then lesser known Joe Satriani and how witnessing the infancy of thrash was the beginning of a movement.

Defender Of The Riff: Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) - Live at Blue Ridge Fest '23

Defender Of The Riff: Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) - Live at Blue Ridge Fest '23

Maxime Cherrier

Thrash metal legends Testament's guitarist Alex Skolnick joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview &...

Defender Of The Riff: Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) - Live at Blue Ridge Fest '23

Maxime Cherrier

Thrash metal legends Testament's guitarist Alex Skolnick joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview & performance show taking a look at what made the musician who they are today.

Defender of the Riff - VMAN (SLIPKNOT) (pt. 4)

Defender of the Riff - VMAN (SLIPKNOT) (pt. 4)

Chris Hudson

For the latest installment of Vman's Defender of the Riff interview, the bassist details his development within the nucleus of Slipknot, shares what to expect when the band returns live,...

Defender of the Riff - VMAN (SLIPKNOT) (pt. 4)

Chris Hudson

For the latest installment of Vman's Defender of the Riff interview, the bassist details his development within the nucleus of Slipknot, shares what to expect when the band returns live, and confides he is excited to see Gojira and Faith No More in Iowa.

Defender of the Riff - VMAN (SLIPKNOT) (pt. 2)

Defender of the Riff - VMAN (SLIPKNOT) (pt. 2)

Chris Hudson

Vman dives into meeting Slipknot while guitar teching for Coheed & Cambria, plus he chats his time working with Mastodon - a band he would call one of his favorites,...

Defender of the Riff - VMAN (SLIPKNOT) (pt. 2)

Chris Hudson

Vman dives into meeting Slipknot while guitar teching for Coheed & Cambria, plus he chats his time working with Mastodon - a band he would call one of his favorites, including almost getting first on the first day and the party days.

Defender of the Riff - SOPHIE LLOYD

Defender of the Riff - SOPHIE LLOYD

Chris Hudson

Sophie Lloyd, guitar content superstar, joins Daniel Dekay for a half in-depth interview/half performance special episode of Defender of the Riff.

Defender of the Riff - SOPHIE LLOYD

Chris Hudson

Sophie Lloyd, guitar content superstar, joins Daniel Dekay for a half in-depth interview/half performance special episode of Defender of the Riff.

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: JEREMIAH PUGH & CONNOR GRODZICKI (VENDED) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: JEREMIAH PUGH & CONNOR GRODZICKI (VENDED) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

Matt Rushton

Guitarists Jeremiah Pugh (Bass) & Connor Grodzicki from one of metal's hottest prospects, Vended, joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender...

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: JEREMIAH PUGH & CONNOR GRODZICKI (VENDED) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

Matt Rushton

Guitarists Jeremiah Pugh (Bass) & Connor Grodzicki from one of metal's hottest prospects, Vended, joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview & performance show taking a look at what made the musicians who they are today.

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: MICK THOMSON (SLIPKNOT) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: MICK THOMSON (SLIPKNOT) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

Matt Rushton

Slipknot's #7, guitarist Mick Thomson joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview & performance show...

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: MICK THOMSON (SLIPKNOT) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

Matt Rushton

Slipknot's #7, guitarist Mick Thomson joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview & performance show taking a look at what made the musician who they are today.

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: CHRIS DAVIS (THE GHOST INSIDE) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: CHRIS DAVIS (THE GHOST INSIDE) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

Matt Rushton

Metalcore stalwarts The Ghost Inside's rhythm guitarist Chris Davis joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the...

DEFENDER OF THE RIFF: CHRIS DAVIS (THE GHOST INSIDE) - LIVE AT BLUE RIDGE '23

Matt Rushton

Metalcore stalwarts The Ghost Inside's rhythm guitarist Chris Davis joins Knotfest host Daniel Dekay live from the 2023 edition of Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Defender of the Riff, the interview & performance show taking a look at what made the musician who they are today.

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