During the latest episode of the Mars Attacks Podcast we have the extra special pleasure of interviewing Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, Down, and Kingdom of Sorrow. During the episode we discuss (among other things) Crowbar’s latest album Sever The Wicked Hand with Kirk, if he or the other members of Down have ever felt pressure to follow up the band’s classic debut Nola, as well as what he has taught or learned over the years while working with two of metal’s premier frontmen in Phil Anselmo, and Jamey Jasta.
Mix of new and classic cuts by Crowbar are played throughout the show.
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During this expanded edition of the Mars Attacks Podcast we bring you an extra special interview with none other than John Bush, the legendary lead singer of Armored Saint, and ex-lead singer of Anthrax. We obviously discuss his years in Armored Saint, their latest album La Raza, his tenure in Anthrax, almost joining Metallica, and how Armored Saint has been mentioned incorrectly during Metallica’s documentary Some Kind Of Monster, and Motley Crue’s The Dirt.
Here is a complete list of items that we touch upon:
Santana, Mars Volta, Dave Jerden, Cannibal Corpse, Mike Patton, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Rainbow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Great White, Ratt, Black Sabbath, Ed Trunk, Dan Nelson, Symbol Of Salvation, La Raza, Anthrax, Dan Nelson, Revelation, March Of The Saint, David Pritchard, Rainbow, Six Feet Under, Radiohead, Thom York, Ronnie James Dio, Soilwork, Dimebag Darrel, Phil Anselmo, Peter Wichers, Volume 8, The Dirt, Metallica, Motley Crue, Some Kind Of Monster, Fates Warning, Joey Vera, Gonzo Sandoval, Kill Em All, Joey Belladonna, Faith No More, Soundwave, NY Steel, Talking Metal, John Ostronomy, Mark Strigl
During the course of the episode you will also hear tracks from throughout John’s career. Songs off of not only La Raza, but Revelations, Symbol of Salvation, and a re-worked version of the classic track March Of The Saint. You will also hear some Anthrax, and tracks that he collaborated with Peter from Soilwork, and Six Feet Under.
During this episode we have two very special interviews, one with the legendary Chuck Billy of Testament and Dublin Death Patrol and another with Liam Cormier of the Canadian band Cancer Bats. Items discussed during the Chuck Billy segment include the Rust In Peace Tour, the recording of new albums by Testament and Dublin Death Patrol as well as the expanded rerelease of DDP’s debut album. He also dispels any rumors regarding Alex Skolnik’s original parting with the band, discusses how cancer has changed his life, and gives his opinion on the term “The Big Four”. During the segment with Liam we discuss the recording process of Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones, the multitude of sub-genres associated to the band, and covering various acts among other things.
During this episode you’ll hear the following songs:
Cancer Bats – Doomed To Fail, Dead Wrong and Savatage
Testament – F.E.A.R., Hail Mary, and Eyes Sewn Shut
This is the premier episode of Mars Attacks Podcast. This episode features an in-depth interview with Erik Kluiber regarding his playing concepts, his gear, and the jump from Overloaded to White Wizzard.
Other items covered include the writing and recording process of Over The Top, Talking Metal, Dave Meniketti, Robert Fleischman, Ace Frehley, Chad Bryan, Dimebag Darrell, Dusk, Earache Records, ECW, Iron Maiden, Jake E. Lee, Jason Becker, Jimmy Page, Jon Leon, Kerry King, Kill Em All, Killswitch Engage, Kirk Hammett, Korpiklani, Lamb Of God, Led Zepplin, Les Paul Studio, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marty Freidman, Metallica, Misfits, Motor City Pick Ups, Overloaded, Randy Rhodes, Regeneration, Slipknot, Steel Panther, Tyr, Viper Room, White Wizzard, Wyatt “Screamin Demon” Anderson, Yngwie Malmsteen