EPISODE 6.01: Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) and the human element in music

EPISODE 6.01: Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) and the human element in music

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Season 6

“We’re just not that band. I mean, we can’t even play to a click-track. Do you want to hear ‘tic tic tic tic tic tic’ in your head all night? I mean, it’s awful! You can’t feel the music that way.” – Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless  Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless gave us […]

EPISODE 5.11: Todd Campbell of Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons on starting out as a new band

EPISODE 5.11: Todd Campbell of Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons on starting out as a new band

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 in Season 5

“Maybe there’s less money in everyone’s pockets. It’s getting spread thinner amongst all these artists that are emerging. But… if you don’t want to be part of it you can go get a job at Tesco.” – Todd Campbell, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. It was a great pleasure meeting and talking to Todd […]

EPISODE 5.10: Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth on changing the business model

EPISODE 5.10: Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth on changing the business model

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Season 5

“[Record companies] need to start realizing that they have got to come in as partners of the bands instead of being the pimps and we’re their whores. That’s the way that artists have been treated for far too long.” – Jon Schaffer, Iced Earth. We had the great pleasure to talk to one of heavy […]

EPISODE 5.09: Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge reflects on a changing business environment

EPISODE 5.09: Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge reflects on a changing business environment

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Season 5

“We make sure when we record a record that we can perform that live without having to fake our way through it.”  Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge is well-known for being a prolific and approachable rock guitarist. He has been in the business since the mid-/late-1990s and has learned about opportunities and challenges that can […]

EPISODE 5.08: Paul Mahon of The Answer on navigating the music business in modern times

EPISODE 5.08: Paul Mahon of The Answer on navigating the music business in modern times

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in Season 5

“The good music outweighs the bad things in the [music] industry.” Guitarist Paul Mahon co-founded the highly acclaimed Northern Irish rock band The Answer in the early 2000’s, just when the Internet started disrupting the music industry. We had the great pleasure to talk with Paul about how he perceived the changes that were arising […]

EPISODE 5.07: Tom Hunting of Exodus on talent appreciation, nostalgia of vinyl and being a t-shirt salesman

EPISODE 5.07: Tom Hunting of Exodus on talent appreciation, nostalgia of vinyl and being a t-shirt salesman

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 in Season 5

“People appreciate the talent of people who play this kind of music. It’s not easy, you know. It’s a live experience and it’s fun for everybody. It’s kind of like Disneyland for metalheads.” Exodus hit Europe with Obituary, Prong and King Parrot and we had the great pleasure to meet again with the legendary Tom […]

EPISODE 5.06: Elize Ryd of Amaranthe on satisfying own musical needs, social media and crowdfunding

EPISODE 5.06: Elize Ryd of Amaranthe on satisfying own musical needs, social media and crowdfunding

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Season 5

“I don’t feel like I have to become some kind of star in my home country. I feel more that it’s important for me to travel and make a difference [through music] in the rest of the world.” – Elize Ryd It was a great pleasure meeting and talking to the very talented Elize Ryd […]

EPISODE 5.05: Kobra Paige of Kobra and the Lotus discusses their recent PledgeMusic campaign

EPISODE 5.05: Kobra Paige of Kobra and the Lotus discusses their recent PledgeMusic campaign

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Season 5

“It’s nice to involve everybody that is supporting your music and feel that you’re making something together.” Kobra Paige, Kobra and the Lotus We had the great pleasure to meet with Kobra Paige of Kobra and the Lotus and discuss the band’s recent crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic for their upcoming double-album Prevail. Kobra elaborated on challenges that […]

EPISODE 5.04: Fernanda Lira of Nervosa discusses Latin America, influences and teenage dreams

EPISODE 5.04: Fernanda Lira of Nervosa discusses Latin America, influences and teenage dreams

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Season 5

“Just making a living in Latin America can be hard enough. And if you want to be a warrior in a heavy metal band, it makes it even more difficult.” – Fernanda Lira, Nervosa We had the great pleasure to meet the ferocious and very nice Fernanda Lira of Nervosa on the very first day of the Europe Under Attack […]

EPISODE 5.03: Olof Wikstrand of Enforcer on old-school, new-school and “cat”-school

EPISODE 5.03: Olof Wikstrand of Enforcer on old-school, new-school and “cat”-school

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Season 5

“Look at YouTube, you get videos of kittens getting billions of views overnight. Things spread in a completely different way nowadays compared to 20 years ago, even 10 years ago, when bands were totally dependent on a strong marketing strategy from the labels. Now things spread by themselves – if it’s good enough.” – Olof […]