Exclusive Interviews Archives - Knotfest

Exclusive Interviews

Devin Swank of Sanguisugabogg joins Joshua Toomey and the Talk Toomey podcast to discuss the band’s upcoming album, Homicidal Ecstasy. Devin talks about writing the new album throughout the pandemic and pouring their hearts into recording.

January 31, 2023

John and Donald Tardy of death metal legends OBITUARY take The Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, discussing each of their albums and telling tales of the band from the early beginnings up to the present day.

January 27, 2023

Shaun Morgan of Seether joins Joshua Toomey and the Talk Toomey podcast this week to discuss the 20th anniversary of Disclaimer and the 3 album set that is being released January 20th

January 17, 2023

EPICA singer Simone Simons takes The Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey. Simons takes us all the way back to her earliest beginnings as a singer, her first experience in a recording studio, and all the way through the symphonic metal band’s discography.

January 6, 2023

The Ukrainian ambassadors bring a difficult year to an end with headlining tour that has been as triumphant as it has been necessary.

December 15, 2022

Tucker Rule of Thursday and the newest supergroup to hit the airwaves, L.S. Dunes, joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week to discuss putting the band together during the pandemic, his friendships with the members of the band and actually writing these songs in a room with the guys.

December 13, 2022

Riki Rachtman returns to the Talk Toomey podcast this week to discuss his upcoming One Foot in the Gutter tour. Riki and Joshua talk about wearing the t-shirt of the band you are seeing, his upcoming appearance on the Headbangers Boat and doing a SiriusXM Takeover for Jose Mangin.

December 6, 2022

Blöthar the Berserker arrived on Earth from Scumdoggia after the death of Oderus Urungus. Now bonded to Michael Bishop, once the human thrall to bassist Beefcake the Mighty, Blöthar now rules GWAR and the Slave Pit.

December 2, 2022

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

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