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the HardRockCore Podcast

the HardRockCore Podcast

By mark
Experiencing music through the eyes and ears of the true fan of music who is doing this for the right reason of keeping the spirit and passion alive for music and sharing it with the world. From years as a fan, a musician, watching, writing, performing, producing, marketing, managing, as well as buying thousands of albums, seeing thousands of concerts, buying many a band Tee, being on tour, there is a history devoted to the love of music and allowing you, the fan, to read, watch, listen and appreciate all that these bands have to offer and help us live our lives with them as our soundtrack.
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The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 55 with FRANK BELLO of ANTHRAX
Episode 55 is here and I have an amazing conversation with FRANK BELLO, bassist from the legendary ANTHRAX.  Anthrax will be celebrating 40 years as a band this month and have been releasing a series of online videos with special guests discussing their career leading up to the livestream event on July 16.  Frank was kind enough to share some stories from his upcoming book (FATHERS, BROTHERS, AND SONS SURVIGING ANGUISH, ABANDONMENT, AND ANTHRAX), talk about some of the highs and lows throughout his career, we also discuss family and the importance our moms played in our lives, JONNY ZAZULA, touring with KISS and learning the art of flicking your pick, sauce vs gravy, and all things Anthrax.   All of this and more on Episode 55 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 44 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
52:03
July 9, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 54 with MARK MINER of NIVIANE
Episode 54 is here after a couple of quiet weeks without an episode and I have a wonderful conversation with MARK MINER, guitarist for Sacramento based Power Metal band, NIVIANE.  Niviane will be heading out on the road in a few weeks with SOULFLY (see episode 53 for information on GO AHEAD AND DIE/SOULFLY.  I first saw Niviane a few years  back and I enjoyed seeing them at Ace Of Spades and have seen them a few times now.  Killer metal band and we talk about living in NorCal, Mark's guitar heroes, being on tour, friendships, the business, and all things Niviane.   All of this and more on Episode 54 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 11 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
51:36
June 29, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 53 with IGOR AMADEUS CAVALERA of GO AHEAD AND DIE
Episode 53 is here after a quiet week without an episode and I have a great conversation with IGOR AMADEUS CAVALAERA of GO AHEAD AND DIE. GAAD will be releasing their self-titled debut on Nuclear Blast on June 12.  Igor was very open about living in Florida, making music with his father, the messages behind GAAD, their roots, and the concept behind the lost footage style reveals leading up to release.   All of this and more on Episode 53 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 16 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
27:56
June 1, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 52 with TY OLIVER (POWERMAN 5000 and RAYGUN ROMANCE)
Episode 52 is here and this week I have a great chat with TY OLIVER of POWERMAN 5000 and RAYGUN ROMANCE. Ty speaks about collaborations, being a shredder early in his career, songwriting, joining PM5K, RYAN SCHUCK, making videos, and technology.  All of this and more on Episode 52 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes 00 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
35:06
May 21, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 51 with FRANCESCO ARTUSATO of LIGHT THE TORCH
Episode 51 is here and this week I have a killer episode this week with FRANCESCO ARTUSATO of Nuclear Blast Records band, LIGHT THE TORCH which is fronted by HOWARD JONES (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and they will drop their new album on June 25 entitled YOU WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME.  Francesco and I converse on a myriad of topics including missing family in Italy, cooking, covering TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY, the recording process, working with WHITECHAPEL drummer ALEX RUDINGER, music theory, how he starts writing from the groove, and his attention to detail.   All of this and more on Episode 51 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 1 minutes 55 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
41:37
May 17, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 50 with PER WIBERG (ex-OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS)
Episode 50 is here and this week I have another awesome episode to share with you with my special guest, the incredibly talented keyboardist of ex-OPETH, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, and more and I am speaking of PER WIBERG who discusses his upcoming solo EP entitled ALL IS WELL IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING, BUT FOR THE REST OF US...LIGHTS OUT.  Per talks about improvising one of the tracks, missing the touring life, his early days playing with older blues musicians, as well as being a music collector.  All of this and more on Episode 50 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes 43 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
32:04
May 11, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 49 with MIKE MUSHOK (STAIND)
Episode 49 is here and this week I have another awesome episode to share with you with my special guest, the talented guitarist of STAIND (SAINT ASONIA), MIKE MUSHOK who discusses their first gig in LA showcasing for management, their first gig ever, the upcoming live album and livestream, working with TERRY DATE as a producer, and even discusses going to college before STAIND and earning a degree.  All of this and more on Episode 49 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes 00 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
24:22
May 7, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 48 with ESA HOLOPAINEN (AMORPHIS)
Episode 48 is here and this week I have another amazing episode to share with you with my special guest, the amazingly talented guitarist of AMORPHIS, ESA HOLOPAINEN who is about to release his solo album on May 28 on Nuclear Blast, SILVER LAKE BY ESA HOLOPAINEN.  The album is dynamic and we discuss the collaborations, the rabid fan base of Amorphis, his first IRON MAIDEN concert, and taking guitar lessons as a child.  All of this and more on Episode 48 of the HardRockCore Podcast.   1. SilverLake (instrumental)  2. Sentiment (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)  3. Storm (feat. Håkan Hemlin of Nordman)  4. Ray Of Light (feat. Einar Solberg of Leprous)  5. Alkusointu (feat. Vesa-Matti Loiri)  6. In Her Solitude (feat Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis)  7. Promising Sun (feat. Björn 'Speed' Strid of Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra)  8. Fading Moon (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)  9. Apprentice (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 03 seconds  Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
25:58
April 27, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 47 with JEFF SCOTT SOTO
Episode 47 is here and this week I have an amazing episode to share with you with my special guest, the amazingly talented JEFF SCOTT SOTO who has such a legendary roster to his credit with SONS OF APOLLO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY, TSO, TALISMAN, W.E.T., and the list goes on and on.  Jeff talks about working with DAVID ELLEFSON, how he prefers to record his vocals alone without anybody watching, how he's stopped counting all of his appearances, doing a duet album, working with NATHAN JAMES and INGLORIOUS on their upcoming covers album, never being 100% satisfied, his responsibility to the fans, and his love of FREDDIE MERCURY and PRINCE.  All of this and more on Episode 47 of the HardRockCore Podcast. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 11 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
30:35
April 15, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 46 with EGO KILL TALENT
Episode 46 is here and this week I have an amazing episode to share with you with my special guests THEO VAN DER LOO and JONATHAN DORR of Brazil's EGO KILL TALENT.  This was one of my favorite conversations yet as it flowed talking everything from MMA and the UFC, to Aftershock Festival and playing festivals around the globe, to how the band met and the existing friendships within the band, their SEPULTURA connection, the music business, living in Brazil, DAVE GROHL , and a very special (told for the first time) SYSTEM OF A DOWN story and how the band wrote a song together with JOHN DOLMAYAN and where this happened.  All of this and more on Episode 46 of the HardRockCore Podcast.  If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 52 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
50:09
April 12, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 45 with DAVID ELLEFSON
Episode 45 and this week I have a conversation to share with you as DAVID ELLEFSON of MEGADETH is my special guest but we're not talking Megadeth.  David is talking about his new movie company in which the first movie, DWELLERS, premiered last month at MAD MONSTER and is already winning awards and will be released later this year.  David also talks of his giving nature, helping others, his movie partner DREW FORTIER and is always a great conversation. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes 45 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
27:54
March 29, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 44 with KNOX COLBY of ENFORCED
Episode 44 and this week I have a conversation to share with you as KNOX COLBY (vocals) of ENFORCED is my special guest.  Knox takes us through his early years as a military brat moving throughout the US, how he joined the band and their 3rd gig ever was opening for OBITUARY, writing the new album KILL GRID which is out now on Century Media, getting parental support to do music, and hoping for tours in the back half of 2021.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes 27 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!   Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
37:02
March 25, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 43 with JOHN CUSIMANO of FASTEST LAND ANIMAL
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Episode 43 and this week I have a conversation to share with you as JOHN CUSIMANO (vocals / guitar) of FASTEST LAND ANIMAL is my special guest.  John is also in THE CRINGE but our focus here was this 9-song, 30-minute album FLA just put out which is catchy, fun, rocking, energetic, punky with a sprinkle of THE BEATLES as well.  John and I discuss drummers, their producer DON GILMORE (LINKIN PARK producer), Audiomovers, recording, living in New York, technology as well as perfection and inspiration.     If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 42 seconds   Please note - FLA music is only in the Spotify version of this podcast And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
51:02
March 22, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 42 with MARCUS and JACOB of COLD SHOULDER
Episode 42 and this week I have a conversation to share with you as JACOB BAPTISTA (drums) and MARCUS DYLAN (vocals), from Northern California's, COLD SHOULDER, are my special guests as I saw this band open for CROBOT and LIKE MACHINES in Sacramento at Holy Diver to find out they were a rather new band and unsigned.  I have followed them for the past year and see how much hard work they put into the band and here is our conversation where we talk about their younger years, how the 4 members met, their new single and video coming out on Friday, March 12 entitled BE PATIENT and all things related. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes 00 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
01:02:12
March 12, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 41 with GUILLERMO IZQUIERDO of ANGELUS APATRIDA
Episode 41 and this week I have a conversation to share with you as GUILLERMO IZQUIERDO, vocalist/guitarist for the Spanish band, ANGELUS APATRIDA, is my special guest as they have celebrated 20 years as a band and released their self-titled 7th album last month on Century Media.  Guillermo was kind enough to engage in my Spanish speaking (semi) ability, IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA, growing up in Spain, touring around the world except in the US, and what's next for Angelus Apatrida. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 4 minutes and 16 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
42:52
March 6, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 40 with SVEND KARLSSON of BAEST
Episode 40 and this week I have a conversation to share with you as SVEND KARLSSON, guitarist for the Danish band, BAEST, is my special guest as they prepare to release another album on March 5 entitled NECRO SAPIENS through Century Media.  Svend is open about their support of Danish National TV, their fanbase, and how they found their lead singer.    If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 4 minutes and 26 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!   Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
33:48
March 2, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 39 with NATHAN JAMES
Episode 39 and this week I have a wonderful conversation to share with you as NATHAN JAMES  (INGLORIOUS, TSO) who is a talented young vocalist who broke out from his time on TV shows in the UK to his gig with TSO and his band INGLORIOUS who is releasing another album on Feb 12 on FRONTIERS MUSIC entitled WE WILL RIDE.  We talk all things Nathan including his pup, food, touring, favorite bands, being a family man, and more    If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes and 16 seconds    And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!    Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
36:21
January 29, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 38 with JOEL HOEKSTRA
Episode 38 and this week I have a wonderful conversation to share with you as JOEL HOEKSTRA (WHITESNAKE, TSO, NIGHT RANGER) who is a talented guitarist, musician, and a great guy who has another solo album coming out on February 12 on Frontiers Music entitled RUNNING GAMES.  We discuss his projects, growing up, producing, writing, staying busy and what's coming next from his world.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes and 32 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
30:51
January 26, 2021
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 37 with ALESSANDRO DEL VECCHIO
Episode 37 and this week I have a wonderful conversation to share with you as ALESSANDRO DEL VECCHIO who is a talented musician, producer, engineer, songwriter who works with many, many artists including JORN, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, FRONTIERS MUSIC, THE END MACHINE, LA GUNS, DREAM CHILD, TNT, and the list goes on and on.  We discuss his projects, growing up, producing, writing, and what's coming next from his world.    If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 1 minutes and 55 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
01:18:32
December 28, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 36 with KEN ROSE of HERO JR. and DAVID BLACK of SEDUCE
Episode 36 and this week I have a wonderful conversation to share with you as KEN ROSE of HERO JR. and DAVID BLACK of SEDUCE.  HERO JR just released a cover of ELEANOR RIGBY by THE BEATLES and it's a very cool version indeed and we talk all things HERO JR. SEDUCE released a colored vinyl of their album TOO MUCH AIN'T ENOUGH through the Prudential Music Group and we of course had to talk about The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II.    If you want to jump straight to the Ken interview, skip to 3 minutes and 42 seconds  If you want to jump straight to the David interview, skip to 47 minutes and 17 seconds    And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
01:13:30
December 8, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 35 with ZOLI TEGLAS of OCEAN HILLS
Episode 35 and this week I have a wonderful conversation to share with you as ZOLI TEGLAS of OCEAN HILLS (formerly IGNITE, PENNYWISE) who is releasing their debut album, SANTA MONICA on November 27, 2020 via AFM RECORDS.  Being a fan of his amazing voice, and getting the advance of this record, Ocean Hills is a Rock Record.  There are guitar solos, melodies, and big hooky choruses.  Zoli and I waste no time getting into the conversation about overcoming fears, Pelican Rescue, his favorite city Budapest, making the Ocean Hills record at his grandmothers house that is 200 years old, Positive Mental Attitude, the pandemic, some of his favorite bands (JOURNEY, BOSTON, AEROSMITH) and that Ocean Hills are already writing for the next record.    If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 6 minutes and 30 seconds  And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!  Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
52:50
November 23, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 34 on REMOTE BROOTALITY
Episode 34 and I have 2 guests this week with SAM LINN of THE CONQUERING and STEVE SHELINE who are a couple of the co-creators of the event known as REMOTE BROOTALITY that is being brought to you by EBONY JEANETTE PR and METAL ASSAULT RECORDS and will be on YouTube on October 30, 2020.  The three of us discuss the the event, the bands, the sponsors, the charities, technology, live music, the Al Rosa Villa, and more topics as we lead up to the event on 10.30.2020. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 4 minutes and 52 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
33:53
October 19, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 33 with LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT
Episode 33 and I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with multi-instrumentalist LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT who is releasing another solo album via CYBER PROXY RECORDS on October 9, 2020 entitles WORLDS AWAY.    Lindsay was very transparent as she discussed some deep reasons for her decision to leave CRADLE OF FILTH which hasn't been openly discussed very much.  We dig a little bit into the world of mental health and 'burnout,' yet also discuss her early influences being Disney Villains, being nominated for a JUNO Award, 2020, songs of hope, and how Worlds Away was written and what lies ahead in the future including a new project.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 4 minutes and 52 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!   Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
45:30
October 5, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 32 with OLOF MORCK of AMARANTHE
Episode 32 and I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with OLOF MORCK, guitarist/keyboards of AMARANTHE as they are set to release their 6th album, MANIFEST via NUCLEAR BLAST on October 2, 2020. Olof gave an engaging conversation from topics such as the socially distanced nature of the Swedish culture, public transportation, this album being the resume of their career, microphone placement techniques, the perfect blend of melody and heaviness, being a musician, and a future conversation in person.  If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 5 minutes and 37 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!  Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation!  Instagram – HardRockCore   Twitter – HardRockCore69   www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore   www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore  www.hardrockcore.net 
29:40
September 28, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 31 with AUSTIN INGERMAN of NEW YEARS DAY
Episode 31 and I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with AUSTIN INGERMAN, guitarist of NEW YEARS DAY and Austin is re-releasing some of his instrumental tracks and working on new solo material.    Austin is a true musician and has a degree from MUSICIANS INSTITUTE and is putting his chops to work in NEW YEARS DAY, his solo material, staying active in music in Florida, engaging with the fans, and discussing all things as he navigates the waters during our pandemic - such a nice guy and engaging conversation.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes and 13 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!   Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
26:07
September 17, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 30 with DAVID WHITE of HEATHEN
Episode 30 and I have another amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with vocalist DAVID WHITE of HEATHEN who are releasing their new album EMPIRE OF THE BLIND on Nuclear Blast on September 18.    David spoke about his love of lighting and the difference of Bay Area versus Florida, how at times there was debate getting the new album together, working with producer ZEUSS, the unknown future of tours, COVID-19, the new lineup, and music as therapy for the fans and the bands. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes and 20 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
29:34
September 14, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 29 with VRETH (Mathias) of FINNTROLL
Episode 29 and I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with VRETH (Mathias), vocalist of Finland's FINNTROLL who are releasing their new album VREVESVAVD on Century Media on September 18.    Vreth was in great spirits as we discussed all things FINNTROLL including COVID-19, the heavy metal scene in Finland, passionate fans, the writing process, bring a producer and engineer, the singles, and what's next in 2021 and beyond.    If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes and 44 seconds.  And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
30:02
September 10, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 28 with VAYPER Vayper Guitars, LIVID, All Things Guitars And Music
Episode 28 and I have a long time friend for the conversation this week to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast it's JIM (aka VAYPER) of VAYPER GUITARS, the ALL THINGS GUITARS AND MUSIC PODCAST, and guitarist for LIVID, POWER LOUNGE, ADORE, and ANGER THE GIANT.  We just jumped straight into conversation about the old days of Livid as they were a popular band in Southern California in the late 90's and early 00's and shared the stages with many bands including SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, LIT, STATIC-X, DANZIG, SIX FEET UNDER, SEVENDUST, COAL CHAMBER, PAPA ROACH and the list goes on and on.  We talk about record labels, bands, showcasing, his guitar company and podcast, and look forward to bringing him back on the show again.   NOTE:  This is part 1, to hear the rest of the conversation head over to my YouTube channel for another 60 minutes with Vayper And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast!   Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
01:51:48
September 8, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 27 with JOEY VERA of ARMORED SAINT
Episode 27 and I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with bassist JOEY VERA of the legendary ARMORED SAINT who are releasing their new album PUNCHING THE SKY on Metal Blade on October 23.    Joey had a very open conversation with some great dialogue on Social Media and how it's become a part of his career, opening for U.F.O., not forcing the writing process, the upcoming livestream on October 10, and all things ARMORED SAINT.   If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 2 minutes and 55 seconds   And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
29:26
September 4, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 26 with JOHN GALLAGHER of RAVEN
Episode 26 and I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with JOHN GALLAGHER of NWOBHM legendary band RAVEN who are releasing their new album METAL CITY on Steamhammer/SPV on September 18. John had a very open conversation with some great dialogue on Spotify saying, "It's a double-edged sword" and "We're being used by technology" as well as discussing the engineering of legendary MICHAEL WAGENER (SKID ROW, KING'S X) and mixing from ZEUSS (ROB ZOMBIE, SHADOWS FALL), and talks about a European tour in 2021, completing all of the vocals for the new album in 2 days, and all things RAVEN. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 7 minutes and 36 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
27:38
September 2, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 25 with MAURIZIO IACONO of KATAKLYSM
Episode 25 and I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with MAURIZIO IACONO of Canada's KATAKLYSM who are releasing their new album UNCONQUERED on Nucear Blast on September 25. Maurizio was very engaging as we started off talking about going to the record store as a teen and the smell of newly opened vinyl and cassettes as well as the detailed artwork of The Beast on a white background, Maurizio's anxiety, not having the internet to promote Kataklysm early on, writing the record, winning a Juno Award, and there is be no livestream or drive in concerts for the band, at least at this point. If you want to jump straight to the interview, skip to 3 minutes and 16 seconds And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
31:33
August 24, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 24 with BRITTNEY SLAYES of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
I have another amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with BRITTNEY SLAYES of Canada's UNLEASH THE ARCHERS who are releasing their new album ABYSS on Napalm Records on August 21.  We discuss Covid-19 in Canada, the small delay on releasing the album, writing the album, recording the album in Denmark. requirements for Canadian radio, Grants from the Canadian Government for musicians, European festivals, the record release live show, and what's happening in 2021 And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
25:01
August 19, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 23 with AIDAN AMINI of SLAVES TO HUMANITY and AMIR DERAKH
I have another amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the 15-year old singer AIDAN AMINI of SoCal's SLAVES TO HUMANITY, who have had a quick rise to their young career working with big named producers and having a #1 most requested and most played song on the legendary KLOS 95.5 in Los Angeles.  This band came on my radar courtesy of AMIR DERAKH so I am also going to replay my conversation with Amir from earlier this year.  And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
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August 17, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 22 with CHAD GAILEY of NECROT
I have another amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the talented CHAD GAILEY, drummer for the Bay Area's, NECROT and this was an engaging conversation talking about staying busy during the pandemic, writing the new album and delays popping up, 'hardwork pays off', Chad's first drum kit and learning drums, Punk and Hardcore bands, and what it's like in the studio recording drums where the easiest part ends up being the hardest part.  And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
23:59
August 12, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 21 with MATTHIAS from NASTY and MAIK from HEAVEN SHALL BURN
I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the talented NASTY vocalist, MATTHI and this was an engaging conversation that started off talking about his name, running into the SCORPIONS in an airport, beer and getting drunk, social media, the band, haters, writing the new album and recording it during the pandemic, MENACE that is coming out September 25 on CENTURY MEDIA, as well as some insight into the chart success of fellow Germans, HEAVEN SHALL BURN.  And since HSB came up again, I thought I would add my conversation with MAIK WEICHERT as an added bonus after my conversation with Matthi. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
01:01:32
August 10, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 20 with JEAN-PAUL GASTER of CLUTCH
"We did not have any intention whatsoever of making a career out of playing music..." JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drummer) of CLUTCH on the early days as a band I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the talented drummer, JEAN-PAUL GASTER of CLUTCH and this was a very fluid conversation and many topics were covered. Topics Include: - Fans picking the set list for their upcoming livestream - Making a career was not their goal - Technology in music - His dream lineup as a band of GEORGE PORTER of THE METERS and SCOTT WEINRICH of THE OBSESSED / SAINT VITUS on guitar - Live show versus the Livestream and ideas for future events - Current drumset - Playing live and not playing the same thing twice And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
25:21
August 5, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 19 with INCANTATION and SKELETAL REMAINS
I have another episode coming to you this week with two great interviews.  First up this week is JOHN MCENTEE, vocalist and guitarist from INCANTATION who will be releasing their new album SECT OF VILE DIVINITIES on August 21st on Relapse Records.  The second interview is with CHRIS MONROY who plays guitar and sings for SKELETAL REMAINS who is releasing their next album on September 21 on Century Media entitles THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHAOS. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
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August 3, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 18 with MICHAEL SWEET of STRYPER
"Now a really cool thing would be to get SEBASTIAN (BACH)  to come in and sing a STRYPER song.  I'm being serious and some people are gonna think I'm just being an A-hole but I'm being serious!" MICHAEL SWEET of STRYPER on a collaboration project idea with HARDROCKCORE This topic begins around the 18:00 mark of the conversation I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the legendary MICHAEL SWEET of STRYPER and this was a very fluid conversation and many topics were covered. Topics Include: - The odds of the music industry and bands surviving the current climate - EVEN THE DEVIL BELIEVES coming on September 4 - Fan Connection and Mental Release - New Lyric video dropping 7.31.2020 - Getting their masters back shortly and what comes next - HARDROCKCORE suggests a collaboration with RICHARD CHRISTY (CWOTD) , HOWARD JONES (LIGHT THE TORCH, ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), and CHRIS JERICHO (FOZZY) and Michael suggests MICK MARS and even SEBASTIAN BACH. - Online Trolls and negativity - Freedoms, Rights, Liberties and Kneeling and Standing - Fake News - "We all need to be more gracious and concerned with what we say" And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
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July 29, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 17 with UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER (U.D.O / ex-ACCEPT) and MARK WEICHERT of HEAVEN SHALL BURN
I have two great conversations to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the first being the legendary UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER (U.D.O. / ACCEPT)  and 2nd with MAIK WEICHERT of HEAVEN SHALL BURN so staying with the Germany theme today and both are fantastic conversations. UDO Topics Include: - Time with his family and living in Spain - WE ARE ONE is a dream come true and took a year to create - Working with former Accept members STEFAN KAUFMAN and PETER BALTES - A positive message with a conceptual lyrical message - Being an influence to the thrash metal movement - MICK MARS Maik Weichert Topics Include: - Social distanced shows look like they're poorly attended - To achieve the legendary status of SPINAL TAP - The video for UBERMACHT - Studying constitutional law - System changes - 'Trump does not unit people' - Being Vegan and Straight Edge And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
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July 29, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 16 with NICKE ANDERSSON of LUCIFER and JEFF WILLIAMS of ONSLAUGHT
I have two great conversations to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with NICKE ANDERSSON of LUCIFER and JEFF WILLIAMS of ONSLAUGHT. Nicke Andersson Topics Include: - His new label, Riding Reaper Records - KISS - Playing multiple instruments - Working at your music - His new house Jeff Williams Topics Include: - Location of the band - Writing the new record and recording - The meaning of GENERATION ANTICHRIST - Hardcore and Punk Rock - Touring in 2021 And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 27, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 15 with DIAMOND ROWE of TETRARCH
I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with DIAMOND ROWE who has plays guitar for Atlanta's TETRARCH. Topics Include: - Moving to Los Angeles - Album setup and making videos - Recording the record - Guitar tunings and gear with live versus studio - 2021 you can expect international touring in rarely visited locations - METALLICA And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 24, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 14 with ELIAS SORIANO of NONPOINT
"Please take care of your fellow man, do what's right.  It's not just about protecting you..." "People don't believe it until it's on their doorsteps" ELIAS SORIANO on the current climate and wearing a mask   I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with ELIAS SORIANO who is the frontman for NONPOINT.   Topics include:   - Social Media with Instagram and TikTok   - Making the band work   - Essential workers and fans and the Thanks for Nonpoint   - Put on a mask   - Getting new music together   - 2020 is a Nonpoint type of year for lyrical content   - Music as Therapy   - Hot shows in Sacramento, Iowa, and Las Vegas   - Upcoming campaigns for Nonpoint     And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation!   Instagram – HardRockCore    Twitter – HardRockCore69    www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore    www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 22, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 13 with HARLEY FLANAGAN of NYHC band, CRO-MAGS
I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the legendary NYHC legend from the CRO-MAGS,  HARLEY FLANAGAN.  Harley was an open book and discussed topics like - Tapetrading - IN THE BEGINNING charting - Spontaneity in the studio and getting the right vibe - The landmark album, THE AGE OF QUARREL - Starting on drums at FREE SCHOOL and learning music - Playing with THE MISFITS and calling GLENN DANZIG a friend - Practicing Jiu-Jitsu and learning with the legendary GRACIE's - And Harley has been in the studio with about a dozen songs recorded and over 70 pieces of music ready as well as an EP to appear before the end of the year and another new album in 2021. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 20, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 12 with ACE VON JOHNSON
I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with ACE VON JOHNSON who has played with many bands including MURPHY'S LAW, FASTER PUSSYCAT, LA GUNS, as well as our main topic today, NEON COVEN. "I would love it if that was the real thing.  I think that's just internet pillow talk" ACE VON JOHNSON on the tweets with DEE SNIDER, TRACII GUNS, BJORN ENGLEN, and PHIL VARONE. "As a kid my mom started taking me and having me volunteer with her...at a pantry" ACE VON JOHNSON on how he became interested in volunteer work (i.e. Pitbull Rescue). Other Topics: - Pitbulls - Voiceover work and Acting - THE WOODS on Netflix - Ace's favorite albums - Being the young guys in the older bands - Neon Cover streaming concert - Horror Movies And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net
31:18
July 17, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 11 with KEN JAY of STATIC-X
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 11 where I have as my Special Guest KEN JAY, drummer for STATIC-X. "...I think when WAYNE (STATIC) was alive we still had the hope..." KEN JAY on the thought of STATIC-X  getting back together before Wayne passed. I really think you're going to like this conversation as Ken and I connect for the first time in many years and talk about: - The days in the LA club scene - How he put drums down for 6 years and went back to fundamentals - Working with producer ULRICH WILD and what it was like then and now - Sharing the stage with bands like SYSTEM OF A DOWN, FLAMBOOKEY, DROWN, and SPINESHANK - What was "Nu-Metal?" - And the emotions of getting back together with TONY CAMPOS (bass) and KOICHI FUKUDA (guitar) And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
35:10
July 15, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 10 with the Pure Rock Show 104.1 FM Ventura
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 10 where I have as my Special Guest MARK from the PURE ROCK SHOW 104.1 FM VENTURA where we discuss our history with music, concert experiences, music jobs, and all things music.  This was a great conversation and look forward to having Mark on the show again! And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
57:22
July 13, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 9 CHIP Z'NUFF of ENUFF Z'NUFF and FILIPPA of THUNDERMOTHER
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 9 where I have another episode with 2 interviews for you this week.  The first with my friend CHIP Z’NUFF who talks about the BRAINWASHED GENERATION, MIKE PORTNOY as a BEATLES FREAK, and what’s happening in the world of music. Interview #2 is with guitarist FILIPPA of THUNDERMOTHER who is a rocking band from Sweden who pays homage to their favorites like ACDC, MOTORHEAD, and KISS and had a great conversation a day before an acoustic backyard set. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! www.hardrockcore.net  Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
48:56
July 9, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 8 Jason Hartless (Ted Nugent)
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 8 where I have my conversation with JASON HARTLESS drummer for TED NUGENT and a host of others through his studio work being the guy who has to be able to play anything. We talk groove, we talk golf, we talk music business and his degree and what is coming up in his future. Jason is a great guy, comes from a great family, and always a pleasure to chat with him. There is also a small story in this episode regarding SYSTEM OF A DOWN as they just celebrated the anniversary of the release of their debut album. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
35:13
July 6, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 7 MICHAEL GRANT of MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 7 where I have my conversation with MICHAEL GRANT of MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS Michael took time out of his busy schedule to talk about life as a father, The Beatles, Prince, finding a drummer, his influences for his new album, ALWAYS THE VILLAIN which comes out on July 10 on Frontiers Music, and a possible move back to NorCal and although people want drama, there is none here and we also discussed Michael playing all of the instruments on the album minus a few drum tracks from SHANE FITZGIBBON. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Please follow on Instagram @michaelgrant And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore Podcast This interview can  be heard at www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore As well as on other formats such as Apple iTunes Spotify Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
38:09
June 29, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 6 Matt McAndrew (SLAVES)
Welcome to Episode 6 of the HardRockCore Podcast This is a bonus episode as I felt this conversation with my guest today was very fluid and needed immediate service to the public with our conversation. Today my guest is MATT McANDREW who is the vocalist for the Sacramento based band currently known as SLAVES. The band just issued a statement on what the future holds with their name and Matt addresses this and discloses, like the statement, that it’s been in the making for some time now but there was no time like the present to let the public know. Matt was also a contestant on Season 7 of THE VOICE where he was the Runner Up and ADAM LEVINE was his coach and he learned a great deal from that experience and had a true friendship develop with Adam.   We also exchanged words on living in Silverlake, WaWa versus Dunkin Donuts, how he came to join Slaves and his first show in Manchester, England as well as some of the lyrical themes on the coming album, TO BETTER DAYS which was written and recorded within 45 days. Please follow on Instagram @slavesofficial and @mattmcandrewmusic Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net
34:47
June 27, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 5 Michael Vampire (DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY/VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE) and Marty McCoy (THE LONELY ONES / BOBAFLEX)
the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 5 where I have 2 interviews for you this week.  The first one is MICHAEL VAMPIRE of DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY who talks with me from his place in Hollywood and had a good conversation where he discusses his recent trip to Nashville to work with MALCOLM SPRINGER who has done work with MATCHBOX 20, FEAR FACTORY, CLUTCH, and I know him from when he did an album with LIQUID GANG who were managed by Paul Conroy and this was a great open dialogue and look forward to bringing Michael back again on this show. The 2nd interview you’re going to hear is with MARTY MCCOY of the band THE LONELY ONES but you probably know him better from his other band BOBAFLEX who has been around for over 20 years and we discuss many things happening in his world but most fascinating as when they decided to move on as The Lonely Ones, it’s not even been a year and they have an album completed, 3 videos, and ready to do their first live gig and purchased a vehicle for the road but can’t use it. Another great chat so please give it a listen. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! The first one here, with Michael Vampire Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
56:50
June 22, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 4 Amir Derakh (JULIEN-K, ORGY, ROUGH CUTT)
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 4 where my guest is none other than the talented AMIR DERAKH of JULIEN-K, ORGY, ROUGH CUTT, and DEAD BY SUNRISE. This is a follow up to my past conversation (https://youtu.be/qMA9nPERaro) with Amir and this time we discuss the demise of ORGY, a billionaire investor and the origins of JULIEN-K, producing bands like SYSTEM OF A DOWN, and SLAVES TO HUMANITY, early KORN, good and bad songs from ROUGH CUTT, CHESTER BENNINGTON wanting to sing for JULIEN-K, TRAUMA ECHOES as the next album title, as well as RYAN SCHUCK being out of rehab and adjusting his new lifestyle. I appreciate Amir and his openness and honesty and hope you enjoy the conversation as well. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
57:49
June 15, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 3 Ruben Alvarez of UPON A BURNING BODY
Welcome to THE HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 3 where my guest is none other than the talented RUBEN ALVAREZ, guitarist for the Texan band UPON A BURNING BODY who are signed to Seek and Strike. UABB did a cover song a few years back of TURN DOWN FOR WHAT which featured ICE T on vocals and also in the video and Ruben talks about ICE being a cool guy and a Knowledge Gangster. A lot of good talk about IRON MAIDEN, touring with SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, and having to build their own stage each day on a tour when they first started as well as his upbringing, living in the country, being an aviation mechanic, and changing the overall message of the band. You will also hear a personal story about SLAYER, mentions of new albums from ELECTRIC MOB and SMACKBOUND, and a tidbit on CURRENTS. As always, Thanks for listening, enjoy the chat, and have an awesome day! Thank You for listening and you can find me at www.hardrockcore.net  Instagram - HardRockCore YouTube - youtube.com/c/HardRockCore Twitter - HardRockCore 69
43:50
June 8, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 2 John Humphrey (Seether, The Nixons) Interview
Welcome to THE HARDROCKCORE PODCAST Episode 2 where my guest is none other than the talented JOHN HUMPHREY, the drummer for THE NIXONS and SEETHER. We had a great conversation and I am proud to bring this to you this week. His openness about how THE NIXONS got back together as well as sharing some KISS stories together and how he inadvertently became a SABIAN endorsee make for a great share as well as his love for TOMMY ALDRIDGE and LIBERTY DEVITO. What a great guy, a great chat, and I hope you all enjoy it this week. As always, Thanks for listening, enjoy the chat, and have an awesome day! Thank You for listening and you can find me at www.hardrockcore.net 
36:34
June 1, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 1 David Ellefson Interview
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 1 where my conversation/interview is with Heavy Metal Bass Legend from MEGADETH, DAVID ELLEFSON.  Although you know David from Megadeth, that was not the main topic of our conversation today as we spoke about the DAVID ELLEFSON YOUTH MUSIC FOUNDATION, SCHOOL’S OUT INITIATIVE, giving back, the POST MALONE cover he just released with his solo band, ELLEFSON fronted by his friend and business partner THOM HAZAERT as well as Dave’s upbringing, baking, how MIKE PORTNOY is almost child-like in his passion with music, and basically just having an open conversation about all things David Ellefson.  I can’t thank him enough for this conversation and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  As always, Thanks for listening, enjoy the chat, and have an awesome day! Please note, the interview with David Ellefson was conducted on 5.18.2020 and the announcement of the tour postponement came 3 days after this was recorded.  And yes, there is even some talk about the pre-Megadeth days in how David and DAVE MUSTAINE set out to be the best band they could possibly be. Thank You for listening and you can find me at www.hardrockcore.net 
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May 25, 2020
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April 20, 2020