• Talkin’ Meat and the Future with Bill Steer of Carcass

    Carcass is… well Carcass. They are the one and only, the first and the last, the greatest in the world and the oft forgotten. They are unfuckwithable in the purest sense of the term. I got a chance to see them back in August (yes I know I’m behind!) and had the unique opportunity to sit down with Bill Steer and talk with him about everything from vegetarianism to the nature of being in a band. While 15 year old Matt quietly peed his pants I couldn’t help but to be amazed with how collected and downright intelligent Mr. Steer is – a sort of death metal pioneer and visionary who still very much fits in the modern age.

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    January 17, 2017 • Interviews, Metal • Views: 2049

  • Toilet Radio with CANDIRIA and PSALM ZERO

    On this action-packed episode of Toilet Radio, you get a DOUBLE SHOT (pkew pkew!) of interviews with siqqq artists! Join us for an inspirational conversation as we talk hardcore, van accidents, and music industry screw jobs with Carley Coma from NYC heavyweights Candiria! And if that wasn’t enough show for you, we’re talkin’ orchestral music, the alt-right, and vans with sweet paint jobs with Charlie from Psalm Zero! As the Italians say, “this-a show is a spicy meat-a-ball-a!”

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    January 16, 2017 • Interviews, Radio Free Toilet • Views: 595

  • In The Land of Five Seasons: An Interview With Erang

    Greetings fellow Toilet and Dungeon dwellers! Today I have the great pleasure to present an in-depth interview with one of the world’s most popular Dungeon Synth artists, Erang.

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    January 11, 2017 • Interviews, Nerd Shit • Views: 617

  • Toilet Radio: Talkin’ Slime with Matt from SLUGDGE

    Matt from slug-and-riff-obsessed death metal band Slugdge joins us on this episode of Toilet Radio! We’re talking about smart doggos, packing CDs in slime, parasites, how wolves aren’t even all that badass tbh, silly song titles, proper metal attire, nazi metalheads, Brexit, and metal across the globe. If that isn’t enough for you, 365 and I also delve into the most horrific film we’ve ever seen, Last Ounce of Courage. You’ll never be the same again.

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    January 9, 2017 • Interviews, Radio Free Toilet • Views: 1294

  • I Interviewed Dragonforce In The Smallest Venue They’ve Played In Years

    Saint Vitus Bar is a special place, and seeing a band as big as Dragonforce in a 200 cap room like that one is a unique experience. Preceding a set that saw the band cover both Journey AND Hall & Oates, the band’s iconic guitarist Herman Li was kind enough to sit down with me and answer every question that a teenage guitar nerd Matt Bacon had always wanted to ask. The next couple of pages are pretty much that, a stoked kid freaking out over the magic of one of his boyhood heroes and talking about their passions. Please don’t judge me. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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    January 5, 2017 • Interviews, Metal • Views: 688

  • An Interview with Dave Ritzlin, DMR Books

    Back in August, DMR Books released two short-story collections titled Swords of Steel, featuring stories written by metal musicians. Recently, I had the chance to briefly chat with Dave Ritzlin from the publishing company. Continue Reading

    January 4, 2017 • Interviews, Nerd Shit • Views: 587

  • Digging Into The Past With Ghoul’s Digestor

    Ghoul is a band that understands the magic and sheer stupidity of heavy metal. They dress up, have crazy back stories, and they sell us on their brand of violent nonsense time and time again. Their music has only gotten better with recent releases; most notably Dungeon Bastards is a veritable masterpiece, hell it even includes a copy of the bands own board game with the vinyl! Recently, Digestor answered anything and everything I threw at him, and Jesus Christ things got weird…

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    January 4, 2017 • Interviews, Metal • Views: 1639

  • An Interview With Tower: Our Country’s Rock And Roll Hope For The Future

    Tower are probably my favorite new band from 2016. Their rock and roll is a perfect blend of everything from the Ramones to Led Zeppelin, Death Angel to The Donnas. This is a band who hint at a brave new future for rock and roll and put on a goddamn hell of a live show. I’m over the moon that I got to see them on New Years and can’t help but to swoon over this band. Point being – my chance to sit down with them before their release show was a special opportunity and one that I won’t soon forget.

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    January 3, 2017 • Interviews • Views: 1141

  • BONUS Toilet Radio: Talkin’ #Pizzagate with AXESLASHER

    On this very special BONUS episode of Toilet Radio, Joe gets to the bottom of everyone’s favorite new conspiracy theory, #pizzagate. Join for a great interview with Axeslasher, a California-based death metal band that somehow got implicated in all of the nonsense about pizza restaurants and child sex rings. Do your best unhinged Alex Jones impression as we dive into John Podesta, death metal, and Pizzagate!

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    December 27, 2016 • Interviews, Radio Free Toilet • Views: 1376

  • Frost, Fenriz, Sci-Fi, and the New Album: An Interview With Execration

    A little while back I helped you find your new favourite Norwegian metal band in the shape of a four part quiz, and one of the most frequently occurring results seemed to be the amazing four-piece band Execration. After relentlessly spinning their most recent album (2014’s Morbid Dimensions) for the last year or so, I became incredibly excited to learn that they have been studiously working on a new record for us to immerse ourselves in. Read on to find out details regarding the recording process, some of the inspiration behind the music, winning a Norwegian music award (a Grammy with integrity), Fenriz, and some of 2016’s best albums.

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    November 29, 2016 • Interviews, Metal • Views: 1053