The Metal Hammer Podcast
Summary: All the biggest news and hottest topics from the world of metal from Merlin, Eleanor and Luke at Metal Hammer magazine
It's been a bumper year for Grammy nominations, with High On Fire, Trivium, Ghost, Between The Buried And Me and more making the list. But are their choices justified, and do we care? We've also got live reviews of A Perfect Circle and Gaahls Wyrd. Plus! We chat about Geezer Butler's new supergroup Deadland Ritual, what it's like to eat rotten shark (gross) and which Christmas carols should get a metal makeover... The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
It's the end of an era. As Slayer continue their farewell tour, we run through our new tribute issue, featuring some of the biggest names in metal - and you guys on the cover. We also chat about all the stuff Motley Crue got up to in the 80s, and how the movie of The Dirt might go down today. Plus! We review Tesseract, talk about BMTH headlining All Points East and argue over the greatest Christmas song of all time. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Luke sits down with comedian and Metal Hammer Golden God winner Bill Bailey to talk about Bill's relationship with heavy metal, performing at Sonisphere festival, his time on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and much more. Bill will perform his Larks In Transit show at Wyndham's Theatre in London between December and January before embarking on a full UK tour in May/June 2019. Full details are on www.billbailey.co.uk. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Chinese Democracy is 10 years old! And as it blows out the candles on its birthday cake, we talk about why it deserves to be celebrated with a bang. We also review Silence Festival in Kathmandu, ask why the hell cassettes have made a comeback, debate the price of gig tickets and - most importantly…… Continue reading 043: Respect Chinese Democracy
Merlin is ill and won't stop hocking his lungs up, but that doesn't mean we can't record a podcast! And there's a lot to talk about, especially if you like festivals. Download, Bloodstock, Slam Dunk, Reading & Leeds and Glastonbury have all announced a ton of bands in the past week, some of them more metal than others. We take a look at all the reasons to be excited for next summer. We've also go live reviews of The Prodigy, chat about the best/worst support bands of the year and whether it's a good idea to eat raw garlic. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
One story has dominated headlines in and out of the rock press this week – Threatin. A 'fake' band that embarked on a UK tour to play to noone. It sounds strange, and only gets weirder the more you delve into it. But is it all a hoax? We discuss! We also talk about mosh pit etiquette and crowdsurfing, an upcoming Limp Bizkit album, dream interviews and much more. There are live reviews of recent shows from Ghost Bath and Within Temptation, plus chat about the possibility of a Metallica musical. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Slipknot are on the cover of our new issue AND there's a brand new Slipknot song! WHAT IS GOING ON?!!! Luke is losing his mind in all the excitement. Elsewhere, we review live shows from Slayer and Ihsahn, discuss big tour news from Rammstein, and debate who makes the best teabags. C'mon TeaPigs, you know you love us. There's also chat about side-projects, the biggest movements in modern metal and much much more. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Metallica's collaboration with Lou Reed was almost universally derided, but seven years on, is it time to step back and reassess it? There's also chat about Code Orange at Bloodstock, the return of While She Sleeps and the significance of Kiss' final tour. And we review Turnstile's live show, and answer questions about Gary Numan, hype bands and metal sex toys. Also... send us your Slayer Horns! The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Yuimetal has left Babymetal! What does this mean for the Fox God's disciples? Will a new soldier join the ranks? Is it just Su-Metal and Moametal from now on? We try to figure it out. There's also big news about next year's Download festival lineup, and we share our thoughts on the new track from Bring Me The Horizon (featuring Dani Filth). We review live shows from The Black Queen, Idles, Black Peaks, Crossfaith and Carpenter Brut in what has been a very busy week for gigs. Plus talk about interview cliches, disappointing music videos, our favourite horror movies and more. It's a stacked show. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Things are getting spooky on the Hammer Podcast as we debate which metallers could play iconic movie monsters, and Merlin has a review from last night's John Carpenter show in London. There's news from Ozzy, Ghost and Motley Crue, plus Luke and El debate whether bands should stick to their word after they play a farewell tour. We also review the new album from Disturbed and discuss which movies could be improved with a heavy metal soundtrack. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Luke meets up with Behemoth frontman Nergal on album release day for I Loved You At Your Darkest. The pair talk about the new record, whether Nergal considers himself a hipster, if he's free as an artist and whether it's possible for anyone to be truly good. It's a chat full of philosophy and blasphemy. I Loved You At Your Darkest is out now via Nuclear Blast. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Merlin rejoins Eleanor and Luke on the Podcast after a two week break, discussing news from Bloodstock, Slipknot and this year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. As expected there's not a lot of metal (and still no Iron Maiden), but does it actually matter? There is also chat about the first time we encountered Metal Hammer, the albums we love that are globally hated and the importance of pushing new headliners. It also gets very sweary and angry when the team book their own worst-ever gigs. Mid-noughties indie truly was awful. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Luke sits down with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Prophets Of Rage) to talk about his upcoming solo album The Atlas Underground, the influence of '70s punk on a young Tom, the legacy of Killing In The Name, playing with Bruce Springsteen and much more. The Atlas Underground is released October 12th via BMG. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Machine Head are no more! Well, this incarnation is at least. We take a look at the sudden split of Machine Head and speculate on their future. There's chat about the next Rammstein album, intro tracks on albums, Megadeth's cruise and if Ozzy would make a good chef. There's also a long discussion about a heavy metal soundtrack to The Crystal Maze, plus live reviews of Halestorm and Scarlxrd! The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
CD sales in 2018 are down 41%, which isn't much of a surprise. So what is the point of CDs in this streaming economy? We discuss! There's also chat about Metallica's upcoming stadium tour, the possibility of a touring Knotfest, and the most metal video game characters. We also debate what it means to be an icon in music and Jonathan shares his opinion 90s death metal. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.