Podcast Episode 50 – Chris Poland & Mike Orlando

The latest episode of the Mars Attacks Podcast contains interviews with Chris Poland of Megadeth fame, and Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob. Chris discusses what he is currently up to with Ohm, and Omphrey, and addresses why Damn The Machine came to an end. His tenure in Megadeth is not discussed as this portion of the interview will form part of things month’s Classic Albums Column.

Mike Orlando discusses putting Adrenaline Mob together, writing the material for the band’s self titled EP, and what it was brining all of the members into the band among other things.

The episode also contains a review of the Iced Earth, White Wizzard and Fury UK show that host Victor M. Ruiz took in this weekend.

You’ll hear tracks from Megadeth, Adrenaline Mob, Ohm, Damn The Machine, Sick Speed, Dave Reffett and Iced Earth during the episode.

Pictures courtesy of Chris Poland and Mike Orlando.

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Mars Attacks Podcast 28 – Greg Prato

This week’s episode of Mars Attacks features an interview with Greg Prato author of The Eric Carr Story and When MTV Ruled the World (among others). The interview is split between both of these books, as both where released around the same time. During the interview he details what it was like to put both books together, what hard rock and metal musicians where interviewed for both (including members of Kiss, Judas Priest, Carmine Appice, Twisted Sister, Anthrax, etc.) and how difficult it was to get them involved in his projects. Some of the other items discussed with Greg are which testimonials (if any) surprised him, why he decided to release both books, and his two upcoming releases, an autobiography of Carmine Appice which he is currently writing alongside the legendary drummer, and Sack Exchange his first non-music related book which is centered around the New York Jets of the 1980s.

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Mars Attacks Podcast Episode 21 – John Bush

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.


Mars Attacks Podcast 18 – Cancer Bats & Testament

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