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Exclusive Interviews

Mike Mushok of Staind and Saint Asonia joins the podcast this week to discuss Saint Asonia’s latest EPs. Mike talks about the formation of the band, writing with Adam Gontier and his time in Newsted.

November 22, 2022

Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage joins the Talk Toomey Podcast to discuss his project Lybica. The guys start the chat with some talk of Justin moving to Florida and dealing with hurricanes. Justin then talks about having three drummers by trade in the band and how they speak to each other in the writing process.

November 15, 2022

Neil Fallon, frontman of Clutch, discusses with Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey about the band’s entire career and the making of each of their studio albums.

November 4, 2022

Daryl Taberski of Snapcase is on the Talk Toomey podcast to discuss the 25th Anniversary of Progression through Unlearning. Daryl and Toomey start the talk with some history of the band and Daryl’s switch from bass to vocals.

November 1, 2022

Todd La Torre, frontman for Queensrÿche, tells Knotfest’s Ryan J. Downey about his 4 albums with the band, as well as his own solo record in 2021.

October 28, 2022

Gwyn Strang and Sean Bilovecky of Frayle join Joshua Toomey and the Talk Toomey podcast to discuss filming their ‘Bright Eyes’ music video in Salem, and their relationship with the city.

October 25, 2022

Piecing together members of Black Peaks, Memory of Elephants and Kainoah, prog-hardcore thrashers Skin Failure are already generating a huge buzz and following only a few months after the release of their first single.

October 18, 2022

Craig Owens of D.R.U.G.S. joins Joshua Toomey and the Talk Toomey Podcast to discuss the latest D.R.U.G.S. record, Destroy Rebuild and the 11 year wait in between records. Craig speaks on this being a home for his heavier side and the guys go into the original lineup of the band being a screamo supergroup

October 18, 2022

BRANDON SALLER takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography with Atreyu.

October 11, 2022

Tom S. Englund, best known as the frontman for Evergrey, tells Knotfest about each of the 16 studio (and one live) albums in his discography, including records with Redemption and Silent Skies.

October 11, 2022

BILLY HOWERDEL takes the Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, detailing his entire discography, including A PERFECT CIRCLE, ASHES DIVIDE, and his new solo album.

October 11, 2022

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.

October 11, 2022

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.

October 4, 2022

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.

September 27, 2022

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.

September 20, 2022

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