Monthly Archives: December 2018

Episode 4: Devin Townsend

Reid and Robert discuss Devin Townsend and his many projects.

Topics include: Rob Halford, Gerald Ford, cardigan sweaters, birthday parties, Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, Keith Richards, the blues, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Wall of Sound, Steve Vai, Fear Factory, Metalocalypse, Bipolar Disorder, Enya, Power Metal, Phil Spector, Problem Child, Anika Van Giersbergen, Mariah Carey, Roy Orbison, “Kingdom”, “More Than Words” by Extreme, Facebook, The Beatles, Beauty and the Beast, Europe, England, Buddhism, Neil Diamond, Behemoth, rhythmless clapping, “Walking the Cow” by Daniel Johnston, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, The Violent Femmes, Kurt Cobain, First Ave., The Big Four, Slayer, Catholicism, Satan, Heineken, Thrash Metal, “Angel of Death, Tom Moriah, Metallica, Dave Mustaine, Anthrax, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Paul Di’anno, Steve Harris, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, and endings.

Devin Townsend, “Kingdom”

Devin Townsend, “Deadhead”

Daniel Johnston, “Walking the Cow”

Christmas Special I

Reid and Robert are joined by Reid’s son Otis, who sings a Christmas song and Eye of the Tiger. They discuss the holidays, check in on Reid’s progress so far and make plans for the New Year.

Topics Discussed: Christmas, Charles Dickens, Krampus, Kris Kringle, Neil Diamond, Meshuggah, Cookie Monster, Corpsegrinder, Jingle Bells, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell, Santa Claus, telescopes, “Unrest for Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)” by J.J. Hrubovak, Hate Eternal, Behemoth, Rob Halford, Death Metal, Black Metal, 1349, Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation, Napalm Death, Warped Festival, Blink-182, Sum 41, 311, Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon, H2O, white supremacists, Morbid Angel, Neck Rot, Brutaler, Demifiend, Gorgatron, Jane Goodall, Jameson, Eluveitie, Slayer, Darkthrone, Goatwhore, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Ebenezer Scrooge, “No Presents for Christmas”, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, Power Metal, Judas Priest, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Die Hard, Steven Seagal, Gremlins, Ernest Saves Christmas, Ernest Scared Stupid, The Bends by Radiohead, Four by Blues Traveler, Electric Light Orchestra, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” by Bruce Springsteen, Psycho Stick, David Bowie and Bing Crosby, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, Bob Geldof, “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”, Mariah Carey, “Little Drummer Boy”, Lars Ulrich, New Year’s Resolutions, Festivus, and GOD BLESS US EVERYONE EVERYWHERE!

Episode 3: Meshuggah

Reid doesn’t like Meshuggah.

Topics Covered:  Ozzy Osbourne, Joan Osborne’s “What If God Was One of Us”, Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, Shakespeare, National Lampoon, Will Ferrel, Liam Neeson, Halloween, The Love Guru, Meshuggah, Yiddish, Judaism, Mabool: The Story of the Flood by Orphaned Land, Jerusalem, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Behemoth, Math Metal, djent, cocaine, Barnesville Potato Days, Nergal, “Bleed” from ObZen, Tomas Haake, Buddy Rich, polyrhythms, sports, white noise, Neil Diamond, “Ivory Tower” from The Violent Sleep of Reason, Frank Zappa, Tool, Devin Townsend, Anika Van Giersbergen, Gothic Rock, Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Johny Cash, Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”, Primus, Ween, ABBA, Deafheaven, Slayer, Skeleton Witch, Pitchfork, Wall of Sound, Phil Spector, The Ronnettes, The Beach Boys, Ramones, Jens Lekman, Gothenburg, “Black Cab”, The Triple Rock, “Kingdom” from Ziltoid, rock operas, lawn mowing, and death.

Joan Osborne, “What If God Was One of Us”

Meshuggah, “Bleed”

Meshuggah, “Ivory Tower”

Jens Lekman, “Black Cab”



Episode 2: Behemoth

Reid and Robert discuss Behemoth.

Topics covered: Bird Watching, Slayer, John Mayer, Behemoth, hangovers, Groundhog Day, “Conquer All” from Demigod, Black Metal, Nergal, Blackened Death Metal, Smurfs, Garfield, Nermal, Sumerians, Aliester Crowley, Antony and the Johnsons, Poland, The Voice, Leukemia, Goatwhore, 1349, fitness, Orion, Bruce Springsteen, Catholicism, Satanism, The Satanist, Me and That Man, HBO, Immortal, Corpsegrinder, Power Metal karaoke, World of Warcraft, “Zombie” by The Cranberries, crucifixion, metal video tropes, Little Red Riding Hood, Vision Boards, High School Intellectualism, “Slaves Shall Serve”, anxiety, Inferno, subwoofers, Ghostbusters, “Born In the U.S.A”, growls, “Thunder Road”, Classical Music, Metal Ears, Prog, Progressive Death Metal, I Loved You at Your Darkest, “God=Dog”, Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”, Judas Priest, Rob Halford, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Elvis Presley, The Monkeys, Ringo Starr, Metallica, Lars Ulrich, Meshuggah, “Bleed”, Judaism, Math Metal, Joanna Newsom, “Sadie”, The Milk-eyed Mender, Enya, Sesame Street, and earthy Muppets.

Behemoth, Conquer All: 

Behemoth, Slaves Shall Serve:

Nergal, kid interview:

Meshuggah, Bleed:

Joanna Newsom, Sadie:

Episode One: Hello.

Reid and Robert acquaint themselves with each other and you.

Topics covered: Arianna Grande, Lemmy, Geddy Lee, Motorhead, amphetamines, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity, Sepultura’s Roots, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Power Metal, Dave Mustaine, Thrash Metal, elitism, Deathcore, Metalcore, Nu Metal, Job for a Cowboy, Bring Me the Horizon, Avenged Sevenfold, Hot Topic, Emo, Indie Rock, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Johnston, The Smiths, Sugar Ray, Goo Goo Dolls, Fastball, Arizona, Powerman 5000, Cruelty and the Beast, Symphonic Black Metal, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Black Metal, Death Metal, Clint Black, Reba McEntire, Brookes and Dunn, Juggalos, Screamo, Guy Fieri, United States Army, Goth, The Village People, Cattle Decapitation, GWAR, MTV, VH1, Adult Contemporary, Bryan Adams’ Waking Up the Neighbors, Walkman,  Robin Hood, Richard Marx, Pearl Jam, Grunge, Coachella, Soul Music, The Beatles, Pitchfork, Dying Fetus, Disturbed, Atreyu, Attilla, Billy Joel, YouTube, Doom Metal, Groundskeeper Willy, Slipknot, In Flames, Behemoth’s Demigod, Meshuggah, 1349, “Conquer All”, Nergle, “Indian Summer” by Beat Happening, Twee Pop, bongos, and Savers.

Behemoth, “Conquer All”

Beat Happening “Indian Summer”