This episode we sit down for a short chat with Tim Brennan of the Dropkick Murphys at the 2019 Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California. Tim and HB host Evil discuss mistaken identities, the band’s party and fight songs, happiness, lost Gear, upcoming music and more.
We kick off season 5 with a short conversation with the guys from DED at the 2019 Aftershock Festival in Sacramento California. Joe Cotela, David Ludlow, Kyle Koelsh, and Matt Reinhard started off day one of the festival with their unrivaled energy and unique brand of “Fresh Metal”, fueling their fans and making new ones. We discuss past transgressions, their musical journey so far, the new look, the upcoming album, the future of dead, and more in this short but sweet conversation.
This episode we are again joined by the young men of Melted Vinyl, the Los Angeles based rockers that have a classic sound with modern sensibilities. Sam Kritzer, Wolfgang King, Alex Bender, and JT come back on the show to discuss the bands progress, their new EP “Lights We Chase“, opening for Vince Neil and Jefferson Starship, Playing iconic rock venues, their videos, relationships, talking pets and much more.
This episode we are again joined by German metal madmen Max Roxton and Bo Jahson of 7 Mazes. A band who has managed to write and record an album that is in our opinion the perfect balance of heavy and melodic, 7 Mazes are ready to reinvent the metal you love. We discuss all manner of things including the new album Revelations due to drop 05/24/2019, their recent American tour, upcoming videos, upcoming live shows and much more. Hear the brand new unreleased track “Paralyzed” from the new album at the end of the conversation before it’s release exclusively here on Honest Brutality.
Ever wonder what it would be like to join a band you’ve loved for your entire life? This episode we are joined by Ethan York, and he tells us exactly what that feels like. The 22 year old Michigan native is the newest drummer for the iconic Alternative rock band Cold. York crossed paths with the band in 2014 at the age of 17, and through a very unique set of circumstances took the stage and played their song “Just Got Wicked“. This is documented on the subsequent DVD and album “Cold Live”. January of 2018 Cold front man Scooter Ward made the official announcement that York was taking the throne and joining the line-up in time for the release of Cold‘s new album and supporting tour. Join us as we discuss the events that led to this Rock n Roll dream come true, the new album, tour and much more.
We have been exploring the British metal scene from the outset of the show, discovering one great band after another. This week’s guests Christian Sturgess and Simon Robins of Flight of Eden are yet another example of amazing music from the region, and may in fact be raising an already high bar.
Flight of Eden are a metal band originating from Reading, blending progressive influences with a crushing modern metal sound. Join us as we discuss the bands inception, style, influences, direction, band mates Kurt Jones and Gualter Couto, their recent EP “Transition“, the upcoming (as of yet officially untitled) LP “Inferno”, upcoming music videos, upcoming live shows, questionable hairstyle choices, and much more.
For our 200th episode we are joined by special guest Marzi Montazeri. Notorious for his ground breaking work with groove thrash progenitors Exhorder, Montazeri takes us through the trials and tribulations of his musical evolution, tumultuous childhood, time with members of Pantera, and the Randy Rhoads Remembered experience. We also spend some serious time discussing the origins, and music of the recently formed Super Group Heavy As Texas, featuring the talents of Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas (Exhorder). The duo recruited drummer Anup Sastry (Marty Friedman, Jeff Loomis, Skyharbor) and notable engineer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Collier (Korn, Prong, Winds of Plague) on bass for the recording, and later added full-time members Lenwood Sonnier on bass and James Goetz on drums. The bone crunching new self-titled album dropped April 19th via Crunchy Western Records and is available on all the major music platforms.
This episode we make our first journey to Norway for a visit with Jørgen Abrahamsen and Rudi Golimo of Tonic Breed. A hardworking metal band that has been honing the art of thrash since 2006, and show no signs of slowing down. Join us as we discuss their music, the Norwegian music scene, day jobs and much more on our 199th episode.
We cover a lot of ground this episode with one of our favorite UK guitarists Quinton Lucion. He recently joined members of Defiled and Meta-Stasis to form the heavy hitting band Red Method. We discuss this formation, their upcoming appearance at this year’s Bloodstock, their intense music videos and we also find out why he’s the only guy in the band wearing a mask. Join us for a conversation with a good friend, an amazing guitarist, and one hell of a human being on his fifth visit to the show and our 197th episode.
For our 198th episode we are joined by Liliac. A Los Angeles based rock band with tons of talent and a unique story. Liliac is composed of siblings Samuel, Abigail, Melody, Ethan and Justin with ages ranging from 20 to 11 years old. The tight knit group is overseen by their father and music producer Floren Cristea, who has helped them hone their craft. We talk with the entire family and discuss family life, ambitions, their appearance on the CBS show “The World’s Best”, the album “Chain Of Thorns“, the viral video of their DIO cover “Rainbow In The Dark”, and much much more.