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
Pirate metal – is it ridiculous or should metalheads embrace the silly side of music? In this week's episode, Merlin and Luke are joined once again by Reviews/Subterranea Editor Jonathan Selzer to discuss gimmicks in metal – from Babymetal to Alestorm to Trollfest. We also have news about Tool, Record Store Day and Fred Durst's new movie (yep), and debate whether the never-ending stream of sub-genres is a good or band thing for metal. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Luke sits down with Rob Halford and Ian Hill from Judas Priest to talk about new album Firepower and what it means to be heavy metal! The pair also discuss Priest's early days, working with Andy Sneap and Glenn Tipton's Parkinson's diagnosis. And will the mighty Judas Priest ever call it a day? Find out now! The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Merlin and Luke are joined by Metal Hammer's Reviews and Subterranea Editor Jonathan Selzer this week to discuss extreme metal's relationship with censorship, following the cancellation of a Taake tour in the United States. We also chat about news music from Parkway Drive, the possibility of Joey rejoining Slipknot, the best thrash band of all time and what's going on with Ghost. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
We sit down with Andrew WK, to talk about life, the universe and everything. In this extended interview with the Party King, we discuss the concept of destiny, what Andrew's true purpose is, and why music is the most powerful force on the planet. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
This week, Merlin, Eleanor and Luke discuss the complicated relationship between musicians and politics, plus news about new records from Tool, Slipknot and Behemoth. We also take a look at the new sounds coming out of heavy music, and why you better brace yourself for the synthwave invasion!
This week, Merlin, Eleanor and Luke are discussing the world's overreaction to the Reading & Leeds lineup, the most bizarre British supergroups we can think of, and why nobody is seriously talking about hearing loss in the rock and metal scene. We also have an exclusive interview with Judas Priest's Rob Halford and Ian Hill following Glenn Tipton's Parkinson's diagnosis.
The rebooted and reimagined Metal Hammer Podcast is back with Merlin, Eleanor and Luke! This week we're discussing the issue of sexism in the metal scene, as well as chat about Architects, A Perfect Circle, AC/DC and we answer your questions!