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METALLICAST - THE Metallica Podcast

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THE Metallica Podcast! Follow the show on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook- @MetallicastPod.
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Episode 47: John Kornarens Returns
Brandon is joined again by John Kornarens, a personal friend of Metallica who was there for the early years and helped get Metallica on the Metal Massacre album. John shares some more first hand stories of the early years of the band, but more than that does a music history deep dive; Brandon and John talk about the history of the electric guitar, the history of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, and the connections Metallica have to both. We also talk about his incredible Metallica memorabilia collection. Check out a video of John Kornarens Metallica collection from Shockwaves Videocast with Bob Nalbandian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZlrbuxAjdw Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
1:27:05
November 23, 2020
Metallicast LIVE #5 w/ T-Bone Mathley
Brandon is joined by T-Bone Mathley, who spent years as a musician and radio DJ, to have a diverse and in depth talk about music. The two talk Metallica, current albums from veteran artists we both like, and so much more... we even talk about country music! No subject is off limits! Follow T-Bones Prime Cuts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  Check out the video of this interview on @MetallicastPod Facebook or on Fans Not Experts YouTube
1:05:17
November 21, 2020
Episode 46: Eric Braverman
Brandon is joined by Eric Braverman who spent years in the inner circle of Metallica as both a friend and employee. In this 2 hour conversation, Eric is both hilarious and brutally honest. He does not hold back when talking about running So What Magazine, creating the documentary Metallimania,  and partying with the band. Eric also speaks candidly about his relationships with each band member, why Jason Newsted quit the band, why James Hetfield returned to rehab and so much more. This is one of the most in depth, honest and perhaps controversial conversations you will ever hear about the inner workings of Metallica- the good, the bad and the ugly. Check out many great interviews with metal legends (including Metallica) at Killing Time Productions Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
2:09:47
November 16, 2020
Metallicast Mini: Helping Hands 2020 Reaction
Brandon gives his thoughts on the Helping Hands concert that Metallica put on to benefit their All Within My Hands Foundation.  This episode also features a cameo from Deacon of the Deacon And Co Show who ended up on the virtual fan wall! Follow @DeaconAndCoShow on Twitter and Instagram Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
15:05
November 15, 2020
Episode 45: Brian Slagel
Brandon speaks with Brian Slagel, the founder and CEO of the legendary record label Metal Blade Records  The two talk about all things Metallica, from giving them a spot on Metal Massacre to his favorite concert memories of the band, plus so much more. Follow Brian Slagel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Follow Metal Blade on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
45:50
November 9, 2020
Episode 44: Bob Nalbandian
Brandon talks with Bob Nalbandian, the director of the Bay Area Godfathers documentary and the host of the Shockwaves Skull Sessions podcast, about his first hand accounts of Metallica from the early years. We talk about him and Lars Ulrich becoming friends, seeing their first ever show,  and so much more.  BUY or RENT Bay Area Godfathers on Amazon Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
1:07:44
November 2, 2020
Episode 43: Gurschach
Up and coming Bay Area metal band Gurschach talk to Brandon about their reimagined cover of St. Anger, their diverse influences and so much more!  Check Gurschach out on YouTube Follow Gurschach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
1:40:43
October 26, 2020
Metallicast LIVE #4: Halloween 2020 Edition
Brandon returns to a LIVE show with frequent guest, music journalist Richard S. He. The two talk about current Metallica news, Kirk Hammett and his love of horror, the spookiest Metallica riffs/videos and both name their top 3 most metal horror movies. WARNING: There are a lot of videos in this episode so if you prefer to watch the actual livestream go to @MetallicastPod on Facebook or to the Fans Not Experts YouTube page. Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
1:52:09
October 24, 2020
Episode 42: Kris Kielich Shoots His Shot
Or perhaps a better episode title would be "Shoot Me (And Your Shot) Again"? These Metallica puns are not always easy... but talking to journalist Kris Kielich of Distorted Sound Magazine certainly is! Brandon and Kris talk a wide range of Metallica topics including  playing Metallica songs on Rock Band, the similarities between Kill Em All and ReLoad, the underrated falsetto of James Hetfield and some of the more experimental parts of the Metallica catalog as well as so much more!  Read what Kris Kielich has to say about St. Anger HERE! Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram '
1:47:45
October 19, 2020
Episode 41: Metal Talk TV With David Ellefson
Brandon interviews legendary bassist and one of the founding members of Megadeth David Ellefson for Metal Talk TV.  Be sure to check out his upcoming covers album titled No Cover, out worldwide on 11/20, and also order coffee from Ellefson Coffee Co.  There is admittedly no Metallica talk in this episode since it was not originally intended for this podcast... but its David Ellefson! From Megadeth! And there is a whole lot of Metallica goodness coming your way... including 2 episodes next week... which reminds me that you should also tune into this one for a special Metallicast announcement about October 23rd! Listen to the new single from Ellefson right HERE!  Watch this interview from Metal Talk TV HERE! Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  Photo credit for this episode: Steve Ritchie 
34:07
October 12, 2020
Episode 40: John Kornarens
Brandon interviews Metallica friend and fan John Kornarens about amazing first hand stories of the early years of the band including how he met Lars, how he helped get Metallica on Metal Massacre, the real story of how James and Lars first met Cliff Burton and so much more! Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
1:23:04
October 5, 2020
Episode 39: John Bush
Brandon talks to legendary vocalist John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax) about his career in both bands and of course about Metallica; being asked to be their singer, touring with them on the Ride The Lightning tour, performing with them at the 30th anniversary shows and more! Make sure to check out the new Armored Saint album Punching The Sky out October 23rd on Metal Blade Records.  Check out John Bush performing "The Four Horsemen" with Metallica HERE! Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
42:34
September 28, 2020
Episode 38: An Interview With South Of Eden
Brandon speaks to vocalist Ehab Omran and drummer Tom McCullough from up and coming band South Of Eden. We talk about their influences, formation and their love of Metallica including their favorite era,  Cliff Burton, and so much more.  Follow South Of Eden on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram  Check out the music video for "The Talk" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR3-cNTF4SY This episode features the songs "Dancing With Fire" and "The Talk" off  "The Talk" EP by South Of Eden out now on Lava Records Follow Metallicast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
1:13:21
September 21, 2020
Episode 37: Metal Talk TV With S&M2 Conductor Edwin Outwater
Check out my interview from Metal Talk TV with S&M2 conductor Edwin Outwater about his musical upbringing, conducting, and of course working with Metallica. Check out the video interview of my talk with Edwin Outwater: https://www.metaltalk.net/mttv-episode-sixteen-edwin-outwater-on-conducting-metallicas-sm2.php Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
41:05
September 18, 2020
Episode 36: Poptallica With Jeremy White
Brandon is joined my radio DJ and podcast host Jeremy White to talk about Metallica, pop music, his career in radio and much more!  This episode is a bit different than the usual Metallicast but in a really fun way... just direct all hate mail to Jeremy White.  Check out The Jeremy White Podcast: https://jeremywhitepodcast.com/ Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
1:12:26
September 14, 2020
Episode 35: "So Let It Be Written" With Mark Eglinton
Brandon is joined by Mark Eglinton, the best selling author of "So Let It Be Written: The Definitive Biography Of James Hetfield". The two talk about how Mark got into the band, meeting Cliff and James in a bar on the Master Of Puppets tour, his thoughts on the last few albums, and so much more! If you are listening to this podcast on the day it drops (9/7/2020), make sure you are following @MetallicastPod and @MarkEglinton on Twitter to get all the details on the first ever Metallicast Giveaway!  Follow @MetallicastPod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the #MetallicastMilitia Email Metallicast: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com
1:38:46
September 7, 2020
Metallicast LIVE #3: MetalTalk.Net S&M2 LIVE Launch Show w/ Scott Pingel of SF Symphony
Brandon teams up with MetalTalk.Net for Metallicast LIVE this month. To celebrate the release of S&M2, Brandon chats with Scott Pingel about his performance of "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" at S&M2 and much more! Check out Brandon's interview with S&M2 conductor Edwin Outwater: https://www.metaltalk.net/mttv-episode-sixteen-edwin-outwater-on-conducting-metallicas-sm2.php Check out Brandon's review of S&M2: https://www.metaltalk.net/metallica-san-francisco-symphony-exceeding-expectations-with-sm2.php
1:23:59
August 29, 2020
Episode 34: "Loverman" With Jubilee Street Podcast
Brandon teams up with Jake and Ian from Jubilee Street Podcast- A Nick Cave Podcast, to talk about the Metallica cover  "Loverman". Along the way the trio also discuss their introduction to both artists and so much more including... Danzig?  JubileeStreetPod@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/jubileestreetpod/ Check us out on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and much more! @ianmccurtis on instagram @orangegemini_  on instagram and for Jake's music:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/3SbF8JjvhEBWlcXRoff3IA?si=RCTl7O6NROeWz6xe0eDf6Q gabrielha.bandcamp.com Follow Metallicast on Swellcast: https://swellcast.com/MetallicastPod 
1:18:54
August 24, 2020
Episode 33: Metallica Talk With Mitch Lafon
Brandon is joined by music journalist Mitch Lafon, the host of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, to talk a wide variety of Metallica topics. The two discuss getting an advanced copy of The Black Album, watching the band live from behind Lars' drum kit, attending the infamous Metallica/GNR Montreal show, and much more!  Check out Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon on Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more: https://ffm.to/rocktalkwithmitchlafo Follow Metallicast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now on the Swell app! Make sure to check out the Metallicast LIVE S&M2 Launch Party with Scott Pingel and Doug Rioth of the San Francisco Symphony on August 28th, at 8:00 PM ET on the @MetallicastPod Facebook Page, the Fans Not Experts YouTube page, and the MetalTalk.Net Facebook page! 
1:06:04
August 17, 2020
Episode 32: "Hypnotizing Power: The Story Of Master Of Puppets" with Stu Kirwan
In this episode Brandon is joined by fellow Metallica fan and video editor Stuart Kirwan. Brandon and Stu talk about a documentary he made called "Hypnotizing Power: The Story Of Master Of Puppets". Plus they discuss how he got into the band, Metallica documentaries and much more!  Subscribe to Stu Kirwan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/stukirwan Follow Metallicast on the Swell App:  https://swellcast.com/metallicastpodutm_source=US5yX8x0G6d2&utm_alias=MetallicastPod&utm_medium=swellapp
40:23
August 10, 2020
Episode 31: Beyond Magnetic
Brandon is joined my Metallicast listener Conor to discuss the 2011 EP Beyond Magnetic. Along the way the two discuss how they got into the band, Death Magnetic, some of their favorite songs off Load and ReLoad plus much more!   Read "Metallica/Enter Symphony: From The Black Album To S&M2" by Brandon on MetalTalk: https://www.metaltalk.net/metallica-enter-symphony-from-the-black-album-to-sm2.php  Join the conversation with the #MetallicastMilitia on the Swell App: https://app.swell.life/swellcast/JBaE
1:28:01
August 3, 2020
Metallicast LIVE #2
Metallicast LIVE returns with Brandon and Richard S. He talking about S&M2, doing a live listen along of "The Other New Song" and share weird Metallica covers.
1:31:19
July 25, 2020
Episode 30: Metal Talk TV With Michael Alago
Taken from an interview for Metal Talk TV, Brandon speaks with Michael Alago, the legendary A&R executive who signed Metallica to a major label deal. His book "I Am Michael Alago. Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death." is out now. In this interview, hear Michael talk about the first time he heard Metallica, their signing to Elektra Records, the making of  "Master Of Puppets" , and so much more! Buy "I Am Michael Alago. Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death." on  Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Am-Michael-Alago-Breathing-Metallica/dp/1617137251#ace-g6003953244 Check out the video of this interview on Metal Talk TV: https://www.metaltalk.net/mttv-episode-twelve-michael-alago.php Check out these articles on MetalTalk.Net by Brandon: Day On The Green 1985- https://www.metaltalk.net/metallica-and-the-historical-relevance-of-their-1985-day-on-the-green-performance.php Download 2004- https://www.metaltalk.net/metallica-the-one-where-lars-goes-missing.php
54:20
July 20, 2020
Episode 29: “Heavy Tales” w/ Jon Zazula/Jonny Z
Brandon is joined by legendary Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula. They talk about his hall of fame career including signing Metallica, and so much more! His autobiography titled "Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness" is out now. Also purchase the audiobook out 7/21/20!  "Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness." is out as an audiobook on 7/21/20. Purchase here:  https://www.jonzazula.com/audiobook
48:14
July 13, 2020
Episode 28: Josh Bernstein Of Golden Gods Awards
On this episode Brandon is joined by Josh Bernstein.  We talk about his career including booking Metallica for the Golden Gods Awards, plus how he got into the band,  some of his favorite award show memories, and so much more!  Check out Metallica performing at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO4dqs6pavc Check out behind the scenes of Metallica at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Atiro3LeB0 Check out these articles Brandon wrote for MetalTalk.Net: Day On The Green 1985- https://www.metaltalk.net/metallica-and-the-historical-relevance-of-their-1985-day-on-the-green-performance.php Download 2004- https://www.metaltalk.net/metallica-the-one-where-lars-goes-missing.php
1:06:49
June 29, 2020
Metallicast LIVE #1
Brandon is back with the live streams, this time once a month, and rebranded to the very clever title of Metallicast LIVE! This time around he is joined by returning guest, musician and music journalist Richard S. He to talk about Download 2004 when Lars Ulrich missed the gig, and to do a live listen along to the unreleased 2006 live track "The New Song". Plus so much more Metallica talk and music including a take on "Frantic" by Bryce Barilla that needs to be heard to be believed... and which also results in some St. Anger talk. What did you expect with Richard on the show? "What If Frantic Was On ... And Justice For All?" by Bryce Barilla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4l7dxbbTPI
1:22:18
June 20, 2020
Episode 27: Anne Erickson Of Audio Ink Radio/Upon Wings
Brandon has a conversation with radio DJ, podcast host, music journalist and musician Anne Erickson. The two cover many topics including her musical influences, her band Upon Wings, the time she interviewed Kirk Hammett, our favorite Metallica bassists, and so much more! Please support Anne Erickson, Upon Wings and her podcast Audio Ink Radio. Listen to Audio Ink Radio on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/date-worthy-songs-anne-erickson-on-why-bon-jovi-poison/id1354669662?i=1000463861779 Please also check out this article by Brandon for MetalTalk.Net: https://www.metaltalk.net/metallica-and-the-historical-relevance-of-their-1985-day-on-the-green-performance.php
58:55
May 31, 2020
Episode 26: An Interview With Crypt Sermon
Metallicast host Brandon is joined by guitarist Steve Jansson and vocalist Brooks Wilson of the epic doom metal band Crypt Sermon. They talk about the formation of the band, their influences, songwriting and of course Metallica. Steve and Brooks discuss how they got into Metallica, their favorite album, the Load Era and much more!  Support Crypt Sermon: cryptsermon.bandcamp.com
1:26:33
May 18, 2020
Metallicast LIVE Welcome Home (Quarantine) #6
In this final edition of Welcome Home (Quarantine), Brandon is joined by Richard, Ralph, Rob and a surprise 4th entrant for the biggest game of Metallica trivia yet! Who will leave quarantine the reigning Trivia Champion? Plus we talk the setlist for #MetallicaMondays and our favorite Black Album track. 
29:41
May 13, 2020
Metallicast LIVE Welcome Home (Quarantine) #5
Brandon is joined by new Metallica trivia winner Rob who defends his crown against former champion Ralph... but there is a plot twist. Plus, we talk about the House Of Vans show setlist and make Metallica book recommendations. Make sure you tune into the epic finale of Welcome Home (Quarantine) on Monday 5/11 at 7:30 PM ET by using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ltwhA2OnVI. 
34:30
May 6, 2020
Metallicast LIVE Welcome Home (Quarantine) #4
Metallicast returns with another live stream! This time Ralph defends his new Metallica trivia crown against Rob in an epic battle, plus we play Metallica 2 Truths And A Lie, talk about the setlist for #MetallicaMondays and Rob shares stories from The Black Album tour. Tune into the live stream next week and be a part of the live chat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y5_4L-DMA8! 
34:15
April 29, 2020
Metallicast LIVE Welcome Home (Quarantine) #3
Richard S. He. Ralph Cevetto. Metallica trivia. Metallicast livestream. Enough said. Tune in to Welcome Home (Quarantine) #4 on 4/27 at 7:30 PM EST by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/XFrsb1u5Sm0
31:40
April 22, 2020
Metallicast LIVE Welcome Home (Quarantine) #2
It is the audio of the 2nd ever Metallicast live stream in case you missed it on YouTube. Richard S. He defends his Metallica trivia crown against... a puppet? Really? Did this podcast jump the shark? Tune in for more Metallica games and a whole bunch of nonsense on 4/20 at 7:30 PM EST at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y14kLwanDpQ.
42:13
April 15, 2020
Metallicast LIVE Welcome Home (Quarantine) #1
Since Brandon, like so many around the world, is slowly losing his mind in quarantine, he decided to share his current insanity with the world in the first ever Metallicast live stream! Joined by Greg of The Corpse Paint Podcast as well as music journalist Richard S. He, they play Metallica trivia, talk about the current #MetallicaMondays concert on YouTube, favorite songs on Ride The Lightning and much more! Tune into the next live stream on Monday 4/13/20 at 7:30 PM EST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgOPfSVTKw0. Watch, listen and talk with the rest of the Metallicast Militia in the live chat!
53:01
April 8, 2020
Episode 25: Breaking Metallica News
Never in a million years did I think anything like this would happen to Metallicast but here we are! We, in this case, being Brandon and returning guest and music journalist Richard S. He.  Listen to the two of us break HUGE Metallica news! THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!
58:43
April 1, 2020
Episode 24: Our Apocalypse
Brandon is joined by returning guest, and arch nemesis, Tommy "Production Values" Trink. The enemies talk about some current Metallica news and try to make the best of a horrible situation by giving the Metallicast Militia their Top 5 non-Metallica songs, as well as of course their Top 5 Metallica songs, for the apocalypse. Hopefully this is not the end of times... but we want to make sure you are prepared with kick ass music if it is! Stay safe, stay healthy and try not to become an alcoholic if you are quarantined. Also a sincere thank you to all of you essential workers out there on the front lines, working your asses off! 
1:35:42
March 30, 2020
Episode 23: Ozzy Osbourne
Brandon is joined by returning guest Richard S. He to celebrate the release of the new Ozzy Osbourne album "Ordinary Man" by taking a chronological look at all the times Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne crossed paths. The two also examine the influence of Black Sabbath on Metallica, and much more. Stay tuned for the very end for a brief "Cameo" from the one and only David Ellefson! 
2:05:32
February 21, 2020
Episode 22: Day On The Green 1985
Brandon is joined by first time guest Dvae to talk about the historic Metallica performance at Day On The Green 1985. Besides running through this entire live performance, the two talk about how they got into the band, the passing of Ray Burton, and try (and fail) to hide their bass boners. RIP Ray and Cliff Burton. Join the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat: https://flick.group/metallicast . Before listening to this episode, you might want to check out the Day On The Green performance for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sQE87XF98o
1:38:34
February 1, 2020
Episode 21: Metallica Meets Mayhem
It is time for the year end, 2 year anniversary edition of Metallicast and what better way to celebrate than with "The Crossover Nobody Asked For"! Metallicast crosses over with The Corpse Paint Podcast and co-hosts Brandon and Greg talk Metallica, Mayhem, some of their favorite albums of the year and so much more... including plenty of drunken rambling! So grab a bottle of Blackened or a 6 pack of Enter Night and join them for a whole lot of metal talk and The David Ellefson Drinking Game! Also join Metallicast on Flick Chat- https://flick.group/metallicast and follow Corpse Paint Podcast on Twitter- @TheCPPodcast666
1:48:37
December 27, 2019
Metallicast-Mini: "Rockabye Baby!: Lullabye Renditions Of Metallica"
Now that he is a new father, Brandon tries to spread his baby fever to the Metallicast Militia by giving an overview on the cover album "Lullabye Renditions Of Metallica" from the Rockabye Baby! series.
20:30
December 10, 2019
Metallicast Mini: “On The Go: S&M2 Reaction”
Brandon returns with a Metallicast Mini, and the first ever “On The Go” version of the podcast, to give his initial reaction to seeing S&M2 in movie theaters.
21:42
October 11, 2019
Metallicast 20: Metallicast Mix Tape Vol. 2
It is a Cevetto Family Reunion! Ralph (Twitter: @rcevetto) and Sarah (Twitter: @MamaC326) join their long lost, adopted son Brandon to talk about Metallica. We talk recent Metallica news like James Hetfield checking back into rehab, and Ralph and Sarah share their first hand experience attending S&M2, plus much more! Join the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- https://flick.group/metallica or download the app for free and use the code "metallicast".
1:42:27
October 2, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 10: "The Struggle Within"
Kevin Van Dam joins Brandon for the first time since "...And Summer For All" to talk "The Struggle Within" on the epic, final chapter of Black Summer! Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:11:24
August 30, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 09: "The God That Failed/My Friend Of Misery"
Brandon is joined by returning guest Nick Mockoviak (@NickMockoviak on Instagram), for the second 2 For 1 of the Black Summer series. This week, Nick and Brandon look at "The God That Failed" and their favorite Black Album track, "My Friend Of Misery". Along the way, the two talk James Hetfield as a lyricist and vocalist, analyze Megadeth lyrics about Lars Ulrich, and a whole lot more! Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
2:11:53
August 23, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 08: "OF Wolf And Man"
Brandon is joined by first time guest Tommy "Production Values" Trink. The two air their beef for all to hear, do way too many Dave Mustaine impressions, and of course talk about The Black Album track "Of Wolf And Man". Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:31:51
August 16, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 07: "Nothing Else Matters"
Brandon is joined by music journalist Richard S. He (@Richaod) for the second time of the Black Summer series. This time, the two take an in depth look at The Black Album classic, "Nothing Else Matters." Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:29:51
August 9, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 06: "Don't Tread On Me/Through The Never"
In the first 2 For 1 of the Black Summer series, Brandon looks at the next two songs from The Black Album. Brandon takes a look at of one of the more controversial songs "Don't Tread On Me", and one of the thrashier songs on the album, "Through The Never". He also discusses some current Metallica news including the ticket scandal and S&M2. Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
50:31
August 2, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 05: "Wherever I May Roam"
Brandon is joined by best friend Greg who is also the co-host of their new black metal show, The Corpse Paint Podcast. The two talk about The Black Album classic "Wherever I May Roam". They also chat generally about Metallica, The Black Album and for some reason way too much about Dave Mustaine including a brief lyric analysis of "The Mechanix". Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:29:26
July 26, 2019
METALLICAST MINI: "Ticket Scalping Scandal"
Recently Metallica found themselves named in a bit of a scandal with giving tickets directly to resell sites. Click here to check out the article from Billboard that initially reported the news. In this special mini-episode, Brandon gives his thoughts and opinions on the information we have so far. Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
15:16
July 24, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 04: "The Unforgiven"
Brandon is joined by Metallica fan and collector Brian Silver to discuss one of the biggest songs in their catalog - The Unforgiven. The two go into great detail and things get deeper than expected. Make sure you are part of the Metallicast Militia conversation on Flick Chat- download the app for free and use the code "metallicast". Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:13:14
July 19, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 03: "Holier Than Thou"
Brandon is joined by music journalist and returning guest Richard S. He (@Richaod) to talk about "Holier Than Thou" in Part 3 of Black Summer. Among other topics, the two try to imagine a world where this is the first single released off The Black Album, and what the song would sound like sung by Dave Mustaine. Join the conversation with the Metallicast Militia on Flick Chat- download the app on your phone and enter the code "metallicast". DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:16:35
July 12, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 02: "Sad But True"
Brandon is joined by returning guest Jason Long (twitter: @ScriptOhio | IG: @JasonLong78) to talk all about "Sad But True". Along the way the two talk about A Year And A Half In The Life Of... , Bob Rock, the word "infamous", and so much more! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:34:39
July 5, 2019
METALLICAST'S BLACK SUMMER pt. 01: "Enter Sandman"
Brandon begins his weekly, track by track breakdown of the infamous Black Album with its first single and the biggest song ever made by Metallica - Enter Sandman. DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
33:58
June 28, 2019
METALLICAST 19: "Master Of Collections"
Brandon talks with avid Metallica collector Brian Silver. The two fans talk about how he acquired some of the most unique and rare items in his collection including authentic, handwritten lyrics, as well as original, iconic photographs and one of a kind items like the glove that James Hetfield wore after the infamous pyrotechnics accident. Join us for a cannot miss episode about this Hall Of Fame worthy collection! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:14:19
June 17, 2019
METALLICAST MINI: "Enter Night Pilsner"
In this mini-episode Brandon does a taste test of the Metallica and Stone Brewing collaboration, Enter Night Pilsner. DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
04:33
June 16, 2019
METALLICAST 18: "Metallica Movie Month"
Brandon is joined by fansnotexperts.com founder, Geek Mentality host, and his cousin Mike (@geekmentality), to talk about multiple movie and TV appearances that members of Metallica have made throughout the years. They also ramble through a bunch of nonsense in what is a dumb, fun and "very special episode" of Metallicast! Make sure you check out the Fans Not Experts Movie Month in the month of June which Mike hosts every year. 30 days. 30 movies. Movies up your ass! DISCLAIMER: Yes this is the 2nd late episode in a row. File your complaints on the Metallicast Hotline and Metallicast email that Brandon sucks at promoting : 203-548-0609 and metallicast@fansnotexperts.com. DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:43:42
June 3, 2019
METALLICAST 17: "MTV Icon Metallica"
The bromance continues! Music journalist and St. Anger lover Richard S. He (@Richaod) returns to Metallicast to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the MTV Icon Metallica special. The two go off on multiple tangents along the way about a variety of topics including the landscape of the modern music industry as opposed to the industry in the heyday of MTV, why Limp Bizkit sucks, and of course Dave Mustaine. "OOOH! AGH!" (Sung in your best Mustaine impression). DISCLAIMER: This episode is a bit late but it is also the longest single episode in Metallicast history so DEAL WITH IT! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
3:24:32
May 2, 2019
METALLICAST 16: "S&M"
Returning guest Nick Mockoviak (check him out on Instagram & Twitter) joins Brandon to recap the original S&M show including their Top 5 Arrangements and a review of "No Leaf Clover" and "Minus Human". They also nerd out over all the possibilities for S&M 2 and give their fantasy setlists. This episode also features multiple cameos from "Dave Mustaine"! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
2:12:32
March 31, 2019
METALLICAST 15: "WorldWired Tour"
In this episode Brandon is joined by fellow Metallica fan Jason Long (Twitter: @ScriptOhio, IG: JasonLong78) . The two talk about the current WorldWired Tour including his personal experiences as a Black Ticket holder. And while the two got slightly distracted by football and Ghost, the two mainly stay on subject...even after saving the world! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:19:51
February 28, 2019
METALLICAST MINI: "Blackened Whiskey"
Brandon has finally tracked down a bottle of Blackened American Whiskey and tries it for the very first time on air for the Metallicast Militia. CHEERS! DOWNLOAD: MP3SBUSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
15:21
February 21, 2019
METALLICAST 14: "Metallicast Mixtape"
Brandon is joined by returning guest Nick Mockoviak for the first ever Metallicast Mixtape that sees them talk about band branded alcohol, coming up with their own Metallica set lists, what songs they would like Metallica to cover and the Chris Cornell tribute show. DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:40:14
January 31, 2019
METALLICAST 13: "One Year Anniversary Show"
Somehow, someway, Metallicast has been around for 1 year! In this episode Brandon hears from fellow Metallica fans, shares his favorite Metallica moments of 2018, talks about his favorite song from each Metallica album (at least at the time) and also gives some album recommendations from the past year. THIS IS A ONE YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA, SPECTACULAR THAT NEEDS TO BE HEARD TO BE BELIEVED! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:21:32
December 27, 2018
METALLICAST 12: "Richard and I Did It Again"
In what was originally intended to be a Metallicast Mini, music journalist Richard S. He (@Richaod) and Metallicast host Brandon somehow talk over a half hour about the obscure Metallica/Swizz Beatz/Ja Rule collaboration "We Did It Again". The pair talk, rap, sing, laugh and mainly talk a whole bunch of crap all while striving to be nevermore your whipping boy! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
47:48
December 7, 2018
METALLICAST 11: "St. Anger Track By Track w/ Richard S. He"
Music journalist Richard S. He (@Richaod) joins Brandon again for a sequel of sorts to Episode 9. This time they go track by track on the most controversial Metallica album to date- St. Anger! Make sure you stay tuned until the end for an unforgettable (and future viral) mash up! Link to which is also below. "...St. Anger Me One More Time"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcCOTrmoa0 DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
2:18:31
November 16, 2018
METALLICAST MINI: "#MetInAlbany"
In this mini-episode Brandon talks about his weekend seeing Metallica in Albany, NY on the WorldWired Tour. He also hears from a couple listeners on the Metallicast Hotline who were also at the show! DOWNLOAD: MP3SBUSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
18:07
November 10, 2018
METALLICAST 10: "Pushead"
Returning guest and artist Nick Mockoviak carries Brandon through a whole episode dedicated to Pushead and his artwork. The two fans talk his background, his style, influence, and count down their favorite Metallica and non-Metallica designs. They also talk about teaching, wrestling, nerds and of course- METALLICA! DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
2:08:31
October 12, 2018
METALLICAST 09: "St. Anger Talk w/ Richard S. He"
Brandon is joined by musician, producer and award winning journalist Richard S. He (Billboard, Vice, Red Bull, and more) to talk about a 7,500 word essay he wrote in defense of the most maligned Metallica album to date- St. Anger! Brandon and Richard also talk about pop music and Metallica's place in it. Also stay tuned to the end to find out why Richard thinks Madonna is the Lars Ulrich of pop music and vice versa! Read Richard's article at Redbull.com and follow him on twitter at @Richaod. DOWNLOAD: MP3SUBSCRIBE: iTunes | Stitcher | Player.FM | TuneIn | Google Play Music | Blubrry | RSSFOLLOW: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramCONTACT: Email: metallicast@fansnotexperts.com  |  Call: 203-548-0609
1:30:09
September 14, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 09: "Dyers Eve"
Brandon is joined by Metallica fan Jason Long, the man behind the viral online petition to get Metallica to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. Listen as they talk about their favorite band, including the last track on the “…And Justice For All” album- Dyers Eve!
1:25:09
September 1, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 08: "To Live Is To Die"
Brandon is joined by professional musician, and co-host of Metal Up Your Podcast, Clint Wells to talk about Metallica, influences, and more, including the “…And Justice For All” classic- “To Live Is To Die”.
1:22:25
August 25, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 07: "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity"
Brandon looks at track 7 off the “…And Justice For All” album as he continues his weekly, track by track breakdown of the Metallica classic!
29:03
August 18, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 06: "Harvester Of Sorrow"
In part 6 of “…And Summer For All”, Brandon is joined by artist Nick Mockoviak to talk about how he got into Metallica, his inspirations and influence for his art, and of course an in depth conversation about the Metallica classic “Harvester Of Sorrow”. INFANTICIDE!
1:15:13
August 11, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 05: "Shortest Straw"
In Part 5 of the “…And Summer For All” series Brandon talks all about the fan favorite “The Shortest Straw”- its background, lyrics and music!
29:04
August 4, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 04: "One"
In Part 4 of “… And Summer For All”, Brandon talks all about one of the most well known songs in the Metallica catalog, the classic “One”. Brandon analyzes the song musically, lyrically and historically, as well as talks about the music video and the infamous Grammy loss. This is a must hear, epic episode!
58:28
July 28, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 03: "Eye Of The Beholder"
In Part 3 Brandon is joined by guest host Kevin Van Dam. The two Metallica fans talk about how they got into the band, their opinions on the WorldWired Tour, the “…And Justice For All” album and above all else the #1 most underrated Metallica song (according to KVD)- “Eye Of The Beholder”!
1:02:42
July 21, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 02: "...And Justice For All"
In Part 2 of the “…And Summer For All” series, Brandon takes a look at the title track of the “…And Justice For All” album!
31:51
July 14, 2018
METALLICAST'S AND SUMMER FOR ALL pt. 01: "Blackened"
In Part 1 of the “… And Summer For All” series, Brandon begins his weekly track by track breakdown of the “…And Justice For All” album with track 1- ‘Blackened’!
27:42
July 7, 2018
METALLICAST 08: "The Misfits"
Metallicast host Brandon talks about his all time favorite punk band The Misfits, specifically their influence and connections to Metallica through out the years. You will hear personal memories, a break down of each Misfits song that Metallica has covered, and a whole lot of music including bootleg live performances. Brandon also makes a big announcement for the summer!
53:00
July 1, 2018
METALLICAST MINI: "RIP Vinnie Paul"
Metallicast host Brandon shares his thoughts and memories on the late Pantera drummer just a couple hours after hearing the news of his untimely passing. Rest in peace.
10:40
June 25, 2018
METALLICAST 07: "Winger Sucks"
In this episode Mike of Geek Mentality and Maiden Fan Podcast returns, this time to promote his new podcast Hair Metal Lab. Brandon and Mike talk hair metal and analyze a Winger song that is all about…. Metallica? Both of these cousins also fill time rambling and riffing on the most random things possible. So as Kip Winger once said, “DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE AND JOIN THE METALLICAST MILITIA BABY!”
1:31:59
June 1, 2018
METALLICAST 06: "Before They Were In Metallica"
Metallicast host Brandon, inspired by his recent trip to The Bay Area and the remastered re-release of “Garage Days”, dives into the earliest musical journeys of each band member. In an episode that is less talk and more rock, Brandon examines the bands each member were in before Metallica!
51:38
April 21, 2018
METALLICAST MINI: "MetalliMania"
“Whatcha gonna do when the Metallicast Militia runs wild on you?” Metallicast host (and wrestling nerd) Brandon brings you another surprise mini-episode where he takes a look at when his Metallica and pro wrestling nerdom collided in a violent metallic steel cage match of the ages, including the epic story of how Hulk Hogan (never) auditioned to play bass for Metallica! Metal up your ass and have a happy WrestleMania!
16:23
April 3, 2018
METALLICAST 05: "Metallica vs. Iron Maiden- Part 2"
Metallica vs. Iron Maiden Part 2- Metallicast host Brandon and Mike from Maiden Fan Podcast continue their discussion about their two all time favorite bands- Metallica and Iron Maiden! In the epic conclusion, the two dive straight into the debate to determine once and for all which one is the better band!
1:17:43
March 29, 2018
METALLICAST MINI: "Whiskey In The Jar"
SURPRISE! As a special St. Patrick’s Day treat for the newly dubbed “Metallicast Militia”, Brandon is talking ‘Whiskey In The Jar’ in the first, surprise mini-episode (20 minutes is still mini right?) This episode also features Ry from Sabbath Bloody Podcast and be sure to stay tuned to the very end to hear Brandon… I mean uh James Hetfield (?) with a special message for the Metallicast Militia!
20:54
March 17, 2018
METALLICAST 04: "Metallica vs. Iron Maiden- Part 1"
Metallicast host Brandon is joined by Mike from Maiden Fan Podcast to discuss and debate two of the biggest metal bands of all time- Metallica and Iron Maiden! This is a conversation too big, too awesome and too metal to be contained in a single episode! Part 2 coming soon!
1:22:16
March 8, 2018
METALLICAST 03: "Master Of Puppets"
In this episode, Metallicast host Brandon does his first track by track breakdown of a Metallica album starting with his all time favorite- Master Of Puppets! Listen for interesting backstories, lyrical interpretations, personal anecdotes and unique musician tidbits for each song on the album. MASTER! MASTER!
1:03:12
February 24, 2018
METALLICAST 02: "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction"
In this episode, Metallicast host Brandon takes a look at the 2009 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction of Metallica. When discussing the induction weekend, Brandon is able to provide unique insight as he was there to witness this once in a lifetime event live and in person!
48:13
January 16, 2018
METALLICAST 01: "Hit The Lights"
“When he starts to talk (about Metallica), he never wants to stop again!” Metallica super fan Brandon launches Metallicast- THE Metallica Podcast. Hear Brandon share the story of how he discovered the band, how they changed his life, and why he is the super fan that he is today. Plus stay tuned for the end to hear a very non-metal version of “Nothing Else Matters”!
20:12
December 28, 2017