Podcast Episode 80 – Xander Demos

This episode contains an interview with solo artist and lead guitarist of James Rivera’s solo band (Helstar, Seven Witches, Viscious Rumors, Flotsam and Jetsam, etc.), Sabbath Judas Sabbath and XDB. Xander discusses among other things working with James, his solo work, his album Guitarcadia, and his vast array of gear.

The episode features snippets of tracks from Xander’s Guitarcadia, Angelus Apatrida, Sugar Ray, and Suicidal Tendencies.

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Xander Demos – Guitarcadia
Angelus Apatrida – The Call
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Podcast Episode 79 – Jon Oliva

Episode 79 of Mars Attacks Podcast contains an interview with Jon Oliva. Jon is best known for his work in Savatage, Jon Oliva’s Pain and Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO). The majority of the interview focuses on Jon’s first ever solo album Raise The Curtain. Jon discusses how the material for the album came together, what pressure (if any) he felt when releasing the last unreleased tracks written by his late brother Cris, the lost art of making an album, and what TSO means to his career (among other things).

The episode features snippets of tracks from Oliva, Savatage, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, and Lamb Of God.

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Podcast Episode 78 – Brian Tichy

Episode 78 of Mars Attacks Podcast features an interview multi-instrumentalist Brian Tichy. He’s been the drummer of such bands as Zakk Wylde and his band Pride & Glory, Ozzy Ozbourne, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Whitesnake, and recently filled in for Simon Wright in Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche. The interview took place slightly before he started touring with Queensryche. Joining him on that tour would be Sass Jordan, who is the lead singer of Brian’s band S.U.N. or Something Onto Nothing. In S.U.N. Brian is the lead guitarist.

During the interview we discusses such topics as S.U.N., being asked by Steven Tyler to record and gig live with him, what it was like joining up with Zakk initially, which subsequently lead to a stint with Ozzy. When asked about Eddie Trunk calling him the metal Dave Grohl, he brings up how Grohl actually complimented his guit…

Podcast Episode 76 – 7-12-2013 Live Show with Dave Reffett

Episode 75 of the podcast contains an interview with legendary U.D.O. and Accept lead singer Udo Dirkschneider. The interview covers (among other things) U.D.O.’s new album Steelhammer, the band’s recent line up change, his expectations on touring the states, the uniqueness of his voice, and what it was like to come over to the US and open for Kiss on Accept’s first tour of the states.

During the episode you’ll hear tracks off of Steelhammer, and others by Scorpions, as well as a trio of Spanish bands, Angelus Apatrida, Hell’s Fire and Wayne.

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Talking Metal and Mars Attacks Live 7-9-13

Here is the podcast version of live show with was originally done on Friday July 9th, with Mark Strigl and Victor Ruiz.  Topics include Dio, Stephen Pearcy, Queensryche, Black Veil Brides and Talking Metal Digital.

Note:  We had some issues with Victor’s mic.  Sorry about the drop outs.

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Podcast Episode 71 – Joe Stump

Episode 71 contains an interview with Joe Stump. During the interview Joe discusses his latest solo album Revenge Of The Shredlord, his inspiration after being in the industry for 20 years, his gear, and all things Ritchie Blackmore.

During the episode you’ll hear songs from Joe Stump, Dave Reffett, Impelliteri, Vargas Bogert Appice featuring Paul Shortino and Jorge Salan.

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