Johannes Eckerström of Avatar sat down with Joshua Toomey and Nu Pod at Louder Than Life. Johannes takes the Nu Metal Bracket Challenge, and talks about getting into Nu Metal a little later in his life and the link with wrestling in his taste.
This week Ro takes control of the Nu Pod and interviews Toomey about his history with Primer 55, nu metal roots and early touring. Toomey talks about the album that got him into playing music, friends in school that helped along the way and his early bands. The guys talk about OzzFest 2000 and some shared stories. Toomey talks about meeting Bobby Burns and Primer 55. He gives the details on joining the band in 2002. The band coming back together in 2007 and what made him get off the road. The guys also talk about the future touring plans...
Toomey and Ro talk about Toomey’s latest trek to Louder Than Life. Toomey goes day by day with behind the scenes stories of his interviews and artists he saw in the media area. Toomey ran into Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire, Gene Hoglan and was mere feet from the mighty Dave Mustaine. He also recaps his interviews with Kittie, P-Nut from 311, Brendan Small and more. Joshua also delves into his not so pleasant interaction with YouTube sensation Oliver Anthony. That story is a must listen. Overall a great weekend of music and stories throughout the episode.
Matt Brandyberry joined Joshua Toomey and Nu Pod to discuss From Ashes to New’s latest album, Blackout. Ro was out sick so Joshua dove deep with Matt about Blackout being a concept album, fusing modern rap with metal and the video making process.
Big Jay Oakerson joins the Nu Pod ranks this week!! Big Jay, Joshua and Ro dive into Big Jay’s thoughts on Ghost and discovering Kiss as a kid. Joshua talks about getting fruity drinks at a Pantera concert and Big Jay talks meeting Slipknot on the Mayhem Tour.
Nothing more Nu than a Heavy Metal cartoon, right? This week on Nu Pod, the guys bring you Brendon Small of Metalocalypse!! Brendon, Ro and Toomey start the podcast out with some talk about Metallica’s Some Kind of Monster and Brendon speaks on how the documentary was an important part of the Metalocalypse.
In this episode of Nu Pod, we delve into the making of Staind's iconic album Break the Cycle with the band's drummer Jon Wysocki. Jon takes us on a journey through the writing process, making the music videos, and touring with Limp Bizkit. Join us as we explore the stories behind each track on this transformative album.
This week Toomey and Ro take a deep dive into the Deftones discography. The guys give their histories with the band and the impact Deftones had on their early days in Nu Metal. All studio albums are discussed and ranked. All Deftones!!