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Sports n’ Metal

Sports n’ Metal

By Jason Voorhees and Aaron Savage
We discuss all things sports and metal! Because sports and metal go better together! Jason Vorhees and Aaron Savage debate all things sports and metal and bring you insight into current topics in both the sports world and metal world, new albums, classic albums and more!
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Talkin’ Sports With Chris Franklin of NJ.Com!
Eagles beat writer and Sixers reporter Chris Franklin drops by to talk all things Eagles, Sixers and much more! NFL training camp is upon us and we are pumped up! Chris takes us behind the scenes, gives his thoughts on current topics in the NFL and much more and tells us how he got where he is. This is a show you don’t want to miss!
July 23, 2021
Heartbreak Station.
This week, Jason and Aaron pay tribute to two fallen members of Cinderella, Jeff Labar and Gary Corbett who tragically passed away this week. The guys riff on baseball’s proposed rule changes. They touch on the MLB trade deadline before discussing Richard Sherman’s arrest and subsequent media coverage. This is an emotional episode from start to finish.
July 17, 2021
Sports n’ Metal Welcomes Premier STP Tribute Band-Lounge Fly
The guys from LoungeFly join the show from their rehearsal studio to talk all things STP. The band is prepping for their huge show next Saturday July 17th at the Landis Theater in Vineland.
July 9, 2021
Kevin Jones from Stepchild
Kevin Jones from the band #Stepchild drops by the show to discuss his journey growing up in LA and in the metal scene of the 80s and early 90s. He talks about almost becoming Rob Halford’s replacement in Judas Priest, losing his best friend and band leader Scott Griffith in the Station nightclub fire, his friendships with Matt Sorum and many others and where his band Stepchild is today. He shares many stories from the Strip and the Rainbow Bar and Grill involving Ozzy, Jimmy Page and many many more! This is a must listen episode!
July 3, 2021
East Coast Promoter Christina Avila.
East Coast Promoter Christina Avila drops by to discuss her work in the music industry as well as her interaction with metal bands all throughout the country. Christina and the guys debate their Mount Rushmore of metal.
June 25, 2021
Gregg Fox from Renaissance Rock Orchestra!
This week the guys welcome accomplished keyboardist, composer and founder of the Renaissance Rock Orchestra Gregg Fox to the show. Gregg has toured and recorded with George Lynch, Joel Hoekstra, Slash, members of Heart, Queensryche, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Yes and many many more. Gregg tells his musical journey and some great anecdotal stories involving some of rock’s all time legends. Be sure to check out the latest release by the Renaissance Rock Orchestra, “A Song of Hope 2020.”
June 19, 2021
Sports n’ Metal celebrates its 1-Year anniversary as the guys tackle MLB’s latest elephant in the room with the “Sticky Ball” controversy. The guys also discuss their latest blog post where Jason ranks the top ten Black Sabbath albums of all-time. Where does Aaron stand with this list? The guys give their picks of the week!
June 12, 2021
Fan Frenzy
The county is reopening and fans are coming back to stadiums and arenas around the country and are bringing plenty of bad behavior with them. Is the NFL’s 1 billion dollar brain injury settlement for retired players founded on a racist platform? Bob Brenly crosses the line on the air. Is Jacob deGrom the early front runner for NL MVP? Concerts are back and Wolf Van Halen joins the GNR tour!! The guys give their picks of the week!
June 4, 2021
Train of Consequences
The guys discuss the recent David Ellefson leaked videos and his subsequent firing from Megadeth. Was the firing warranted? The guys touch on the Julio Jones situation and the current state of players “making their own rules” when it comes to wanting out. The guys riff on Tony La Russa and give you their picks of the week!
May 28, 2021
Backstaged with Jon Wiederhorn
Metal historian, journalist and author John Wiederhorn drops by the show to discuss his brand new podcast series- Backstaged: The Devil in Metal as well as a little baseball talk!
May 21, 2021
Back For More
The guys are back and ready to riff on all things sports and metal! Jason and Aaron pay tribute to Tawny Kitaen who passed away over the weekend. They also touch on the atrocity known as the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Where does Albert Pujols rank among the greats of all-time? Will Aaron Rodgers remain in Green Bay? The guys give their picks of the week!
May 14, 2021
Phil Sandoval from Armored Saint!
Phil Sandoval from legendary LA metal band Armored Saint joins the show to discuss his heavy metal journey, the new Armored Saint album “Punching the Sky”, Eddie Van Halen, Mike Piazza and more!
May 1, 2021
2021 NFL Draft Night!
The guys riff on the NFL draft with the latest news and some bold predictions!
April 30, 2021
Sam Wagman
NFL fantasy community member, die hard Eagles fan and draft analyst Sam Wagman joins the show to talk about his mock draft and the latest draft news.
April 23, 2021
Mark Tornillo from TT Quick and Accept!
The guys are joined by special guest and die hard Mets fan Mark Tornillo from Accept and TT Quick fame!
April 16, 2021
Aces or Jokers?
Does the ace pitcher still exist in MLB in today’s game? Aaron and Jason riff on the state of pitching in the game. The pick of the week segment returns!
April 9, 2021
Opening Day Fever!
Jason and Aaron break the latest DeShaun Watson news. The guys discuss Opening Day and how it still lacks that feeling of normalcy. Aaron rants on baseball’s tone deaf rule changes and how it’s just not the same. The guys plug Seb Braganza’s brand new album “Assault” which is now out on all major platforms.
April 3, 2021
The guys discuss the Dolphins blockbuster trade with the 49ers and subsequent blockbuster with the Eagles moments later. They’re also pumped for Opening Day which is less than a week away! Aaron talks about the book he’s currently reading.
March 27, 2021
Blizzard of Accusations
Jason and Aaron look back on the late Randy Rhoads on the anniversary of his tragic death. They also discuss the Grammy’s pathetic, tone deaf tribute to Eddie Van Halen and touch on the blizzard of sexual misconduct accusations mounting against DeShaun Watson.
March 20, 2021
This week Aaron and Jason discuss Black Sabbath’s unreleased track that surfaced this past week. They also hit on the new project featuring Michael Sweet and Traci Guns. Aaron and Jason riff on all things Mets and Phillies. Who will have bragging rights this season?
March 14, 2021
Sports n’ Metal w/Phil Stiefel
Jason and Aaron are joined by Phil Stiefel from the All About the Birds Podcast. The guys hold nothing back as they hit on everything from the Eagles, MLB, 80s music and more!
March 5, 2021
Just Like Tiger Woods
From one train wreck to another. Still recovering from their show with Lenny Dykstra, this week the guys discuss Tiger Woods in the aftermath of his most recent car accident. Is he the GOAT of GOATs? Will he make yet another miraculous comeback? Jason gives his thoughts on the Carson Wentz trade and the current state of the Eagles.
February 26, 2021
Lenny “Nails” Dykstra
Lenny Dykstra joins Aaron and Jason on an episode you won’t soon forget! The guys discuss the Mets, Phillies and much more. Lenny offers us a behind the scenes look into the life and career of the one they call Nails!
February 19, 2021
This week the guys are joined by a very special guest as Mr. Gavyn Dean (Aaron’s) son is in the house! The guys discuss the Super Bowl and Tom Brady’s place among the GOAT of GOATs. They also touch on Trevor Bauer and his insane contract with the Dodgers and Rex Brown of Pantera’s recent comments in the media.
February 10, 2021
Wait For It...
The guys are back and firing on all cylinders. This week, Aaron and Jason discuss the sexual misconduct allegations against Marilyn Manson and Mickey Callaway, who along with new Mets owner Steve Cohen, has the Mets in the national news again for all the wrong reasons. Who will win the Super Bowl? Aaron and Jason give their picks and discuss Tom Brady’s legacy. The guys also hit on the grunge era and Alice In Chains in particular. Finally, the guys give you the World Premiere of Seb Braganza’s first single, “Assault”!
February 4, 2021
Seb Braganza’s Assault
The guys are back with a very special guest, 13 year old guitar prodigy Seb Braganza and his father Artie join the show to discuss Seb’s journey in metal. Seb tells his story and gives more insight on his upcoming record ‘Assault’ which is due out in the spring. Aaron and Jason discuss some current sports news with the guests.
January 28, 2021
In this episode Aaron and Jason discuss the bombshell news of former Mets GM Jared Porter being caught with his pants down and fired for sexual harassment. The guys also talk about Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth and his role in the Capital Riot. Aaron plugs another new podcast and retouches on Rob Halford’s book which he has now finished. Jason expresses disappointment in the Eagles coaching search and the guys touch upon some of Judas Priest’s recent albums.
January 20, 2021
One Man’s Joy is Another Man’s Misery
In this episode Aaron wax’s poetic about his Mets and Dolphins while Jay rants and raves about his Eagles and Phillies. The guys can agree on one thing though, they love Rob Halford and Judas Priest. Aaron tells us of his new found appreciation for the Turbo album.
January 13, 2021
The season premiere sees the guys firing on all cylinders. Aaron and Jason discuss the current drama surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles and their apparent tanking Sunday night against Washington. The guys give their NFL picks for this wildcard weekend, their Superbowl predictions and pay tribute to Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom who passed away this past week.
January 6, 2021
“2020”- That’s A Wrap
In the season finale the guys discuss the best individual NFL seasons by a QB of all time. Do we have another quarterback controversy on our hands? Aaron tells us why he’s excited about the Miami Dolphins bright future while Jason riffs on his complete disgust with the Philadelphia Eagles situation. The guys also discuss the year that was 2020 and the hope that 2021 will bring. They close out with their top albums of 2020!
December 30, 2020
Facelift - Cleveland Cancel Cultures?
The guys are back and ready to bring you up to speed on all things sports and metal. Aaron and Jason discuss the big news surrounding the Cleveland Indians decision to drop their name in the era of cancel culture. The guys discuss Jalen Hurts and what his presence means for Carson Wentz’s future. The guys give a review on the recent Alice In Chains MOPOP tribute show.
December 14, 2020
No Cover
The guys are back and better than ever as they bring you up to speed on all things sports and metal. Aaron and Jason discuss the Carson Wentz situation in Philly at length. The guys also talk about Russell Wilson and why he’s the most underrated QB in the NFL. Aaron talks about Rob Halford’s new book “Confess” and the guys hit on who their favorite vocalists of all-time are. They also discuss the new Ellefson and Armored Saint albums!
December 5, 2020
NFL=Not For Long?
The guys bring you up to speed on the current state of sports. They riff on the COVID situation in the NFL and how and why it could get out of hand real quick. The guys touch on the passing of another legend Bob Gibson. Aaron and Jason give their picks of the week and Jason goes on a rant about the Philadelphia Eagles.
October 3, 2020
This week the guys think back on the tragedy of 9/11 on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack. Aaron remember’s Mike Piazza’s homerun that lifted New York and the country in the first sporting event post 9/11. The guys touch on the beginning of the NFL season and give their picks of the week.
September 11, 2020
Tom Terrific
This week the guys discuss the tragic passing of Mets legend Tom Seaver. The guys also pay tribute to some metal greats who’ve recently passed. Jason is pumped about his Flyers and the guys give their picks of the week.
September 4, 2020
...And Justice For Blake
The guys discuss the Jacob Blake situation and how it has affected not only society in general, but also sports in particular. The guys riff on cancel culture and give their pics of the week.
August 28, 2020
Some Other Place, Some Other Time With Reggie Wu
Guitar hero Reggie Wu joins Jason and Aaron to discuss the rise and fall and rise again of glam metal band Heaven’s Edge, of which he was a founding member. Sometimes timing is everything. The guys give their picks of the week and touch on JRod’s bid to buy the New York Mets.
August 20, 2020
The System Has Failed
The guys discuss the state of sports in a Covid world. The guys rant on the state of pitching, or lack thereof, in MLB. They also give their picks of the week and touch on new projects by Dave Ellefson and Marilyn Manson.
August 13, 2020
Unchained Tonight With Matt Stanley
Guitar prodigy Matt Stanley joins Jason and Aaron to discuss all things metal and to talk about his rise to greatness on the axe. The guys discuss Matt’s current situation in not one, but two tribute bands; The Land of Ozz and Van Halen Nation as well as Matt’s love for Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. The guys also discuss Matt’s interest in sports and what he thinks of the current baseball COVID situation. Matt joins the guys for their picks of the week.
July 30, 2020
Raising Hell With Jon Wiederhorn
Metal historian Jon Wiederhorn joins Jason and Aaron to discuss all things metal with a little sprinkle of sports as well. Be sure to check out Jon’s latest book “Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends.”
July 24, 2020
This week, Jason and Aaron discuss Metallica’s epic upcoming S&M2 release. The guys touch on Derek Henry, DeSean Jackson, the countdown to baseball’s restart and a few other things. Aaron and Jason give their picks of the week and discuss Megadeth’s breakthrough Countdown to Extinction album which just celebrated its 28th Anniversary.
July 16, 2020
In this episode Aaron and Jason discuss the DeSean Jackson controversy. The guys also discuss Patrick (Showtime) Mahomes hitting the proverbial jackpot and touch on Andy Reid. The guys provide their picks of the week and plug their sister podcast And the Gavel Will Rock!
July 10, 2020
This week Jason and Aaron discuss Cam Newton’s signing with the Patriots. Coronavirus continues to be a black cloud over sports. Ian Desmond and Colin Kaepernick are discussed. The guys give their picks of the week and also touch on Stryper and Black Sabbath.
July 2, 2020
Pretty Noose
This week the guys talk about the Bubba Wallace situation, the return (FINALLY) of MLB, and the latest in sports. The guys touch on the new Lamb of God album and give you their picks of the week.
June 25, 2020
Long Cruel Summer
Jason and Aaron discuss the recent ESPN documentary “Long Gone Summer” detailing the McGwire/Sosa Home run chase of 1998. The guys also touch on the state of sports and when and if they will return this season. How are bands and musicians adapting to quarantine? The guys give you their picks of the week.
June 18, 2020
Pilot Episode
This week Aaron and Jason address the current social unrest and Covid 19 situations and how they affect sports and society in general. The NFL situation with Drew Brees and kneeling is discussed. Aaron and Jason also touch on Kiss, Body Count etc. MLB-will there be a season? Aaron and Jason give you their picks of the week. The guys also have a surprise for you.
June 11, 2020