The Ex Man with Doc Coyle
By Doc Coyle
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Ex-God Forbid guitar player Doc Coyle talks to professionals in the music world and other creative industries about the challenges and transitions of leaving monumental ventures. This podcast is for those passionate and driven 20-30 somethings at a crossroads trying to figure out "what's next?"
||CleanEp. 33 - Meytal Cohen (YouTube Star)||Doc talks with drummer and YouTube star, Meytal Cohen, about growing up and getting into heavy metal in Israel, her unique family life, her time in the Israeli Army, how she found her way to America, what the process of gaining such a massive online...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 32 - Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork)||Doc talks with ex-Soilwork guitar player Peter Wichers about what made the Swedish metal scene in the 90s so special, how Soilwork's career was built and cultivated an international following, the evolution of the band's sound over the years, why he...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 31 - Art Cruz (Winds of Plague, Prong)||Doc gives his thoughts on the flurry of sexual misconduct scandals currently in the news, and speaks with the drummer of Winds of Plague and Prong, Art Cruz, about how Winds of Plague got their break, the rise of the deathcore scene, why he ultimately..||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 30 - Chris "OJ" Ojeda (Byzantine)||Byzantine guitarist/vocalist, Chris "OJ" Ojeda, joins Doc to discuss how the band got their break, the naive mistakes they made in the early years, the struggle they experienced balancing band life and home life, the band breakup and reunion,...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29 - NBA Talk with Derek James (1500ESPN Timberwolves Analyst)||Doc speaks with ESPN1500 Minnesota Timberwolves Analyst and Hardwood Paroxysm writer, Derek James, about how he became a basketball journalist, the evolution of new media, the connection between hoops and heavy music, question whether the dominance of..||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 - Chris Broderick (Act of Defiance, ex-Megadeth, ex-Nevermore, ex-Jag Panzer)||Doc speaks with Act of Defiance guitarist, Chris Broderick, about the challenges of doing a long distance band and being the only guitar player, how he got his professional start in Colorado with Jag Panzer, the hard truths he learned about the music...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27 - Steve Evetts (Producer of Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence)||Doc talks with legendary record producer Steve Evetts about working on the 1st God Forbid album, Reject The Sickness, his philosophy on getting great performances, his role elevating the hardcore scene in the late 90s, his time as the bassist of the...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26 - Brian Fair (ex-Shadows Fall, ex-Overcast, Downpour)||Doc talks with vocalist Brian Fair about coming up in the early 90s Boston hardcore scene, breaking out and eventually breaking up with Overcast, joining Shadows Fall to see the rise of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, how he enjoyed finally...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25 - Lorenzo Antonucci (ex-Sworn Enemy)||Doc talks with ex-Sworn Enemy guitarist, Lorenzo Antonucci, about the ups and downs of his career with the band, coming out of the New York hardcore scene, playing Ozzfest, trying to maintain success, and eventually why he quit the band. He also gets...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 - Adam Sagir (The Noise Cartel PR, ex-Century Media, Dripback, ex-Labrat)||Doc shares his thoughts on Hurricane Harvey and the LA Fires. He also speaks with his good friend, Adam Sagir, owner of UK PR company, The Noise Cartel, former Century Media Records employee, and bassist of Dripback and formerly of Labrat. Adam talks...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 - Mercedes Lander (Kittie, White Swan)||Doc talks with Kittie drummer, Mercedes Lander, about the financial difficulties that led to the band winding down their career, the challenges of being a Canadian band, how Kittie got their start, how monumental success affected them being so young,...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 - Corey Pierce (ex-God Forbid)||Doc reflects on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, and speaks with ex-God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce about how he dealt with the break up of the band, the evolution of the band's sound throughout their career, lament on lost...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Dave "The Rev" Ciancio (ex-God Forbid, Shadows Fall, Thursday manager)||Doc talks with God Forbid's ex-manager Dave "The Rev" Ciancio about how his artist management career got started with The Syndicate, what attracted him to want to work with God Forbid, the exciting east coast metal and hardcore scene of the late 90s...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 - Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope)||Doc speaks with Broken Hope founder and guitarist, Jeremy Wagner, about being the "last man standing" in a band with a 20 year history, how their long hiatus came about, what the 90s death metal scene was like, Jeremy's fiction writing career, and how..||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 - Jim LaMarca (ex-Chimaira, Impending Lies)||Doc speaks with ex-Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca about their forthcoming reunion show, political observation in Cleveland, how he came to becoming a professional barber, why he ultimately left Chimaira in 2010, ponders the mistakes made by the...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 - Brandan Schieppati (ex-Bleeding Through, ex-18 Visions, The Iron Son)||Brandan Schieppati, ex-vocalist of Bleeding Through and ex-guitarist of 18 Visions, joins Doc to discuss the Orange County hardcore scene, the dawn of Fashioncore, how he transitioned from 18 Visions to Bleeding Through, his personal struggle and...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 - Doc Answers Fan Questions||In lieu of having a guest, Doc decides to put a spotlight on the fans and supporters by answering their questions for an entire episode. This episode features the song "The World Is Yours" by In Search of Sun from the album The World Is Yours, and the..||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 - Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour, Battery)||Doc chats with Darkest Hour founder and guitarist, Mike Schleibaum, about the sacrifices and grind of DIY touring, Doc's challenge with learning the guitar technique behind Darkest Hour songs, how Mike stays so enthusiastic and Darkest...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - Ken Schalk (ex-Candiria, ex-Fuel)||Doc rants against the criticism on being involved with "too many" music projects, and chats with ex-Candiria and ex-Fuel drummer, Ken Schalk, about his drumming philosophy, his approach to artistic living, evolving from Candiria being a death...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 - Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames, CYHRA)||Doc talks with ex-In Flames bassist, Peter Iwers, about his new venture co-owning and running a beer brewing company - Odd Island Brewing, his new band CYHRA with ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, the thought process and feelings that led to...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 - Mark Hunter (ex-Chimaira)||Doc's guest is Mark Hunter, singer of the now defunct New Wave of American Heavy Metal band Chimaira. They discuss the demise of the band, the early years and how the band got signed, dealing with their Nu Metal growing pains, how the band never felt...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - Reflecting on the NWOAHM with J. Andrew Zalucky (Decibel, Metal Injection)||Doc speaks with heavy metal and politics writer, J. Andrew Zalucky, about his article Reflecting on the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, which was released a year ago on MetalInjection.net. They discuss NWOAHM's overall relevance and historical...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem, ex-The Low End Theory, ex-The Killing Gift)||Doc has an in-depth talk with Benny Horowitz, drummer of über successful rock band, The Gaslight Anthem, about coming up in the New Jersey hardcore scene, gush over local metalcore band For The Love Of..., discuss Benny's struggle in the underground...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence)||Mark Heylmun, lead guitarist of Suicide Silence joins Doc to discuss the harsh criticism of their creative changes on their forthcoming album, the band's "old school" approach to jamming and chemistry, their personal artistic process and how it...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 09 - Bill Hudson (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Vital Remains, ex-Westfield Massacre, ex-Cellador)||Doc returns from a break from the show with special guest, Bill Hudson, a prolific and virtuosic guitarist for bands like Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Circle II Circle, Vital Remains, and Ex Man of Westfield Massacre, Cellador, Power Quest, and many...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 08 - Andrew "AJ" Jacobs (Mutiny Within, ex-Vext)||Doc rings in the New Year by thanking his gear sponsors ESP Guitars, EVH Amps and Cabs, Dunlop Picks, MXR Effects, Planet Waves Cables, D'Addario Strings, Toontrack Software, Kemper Profiling Amps, Zoom, Samson, and Sennheiser. He also speaks...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 07 - Mike Gitter (A&R for Century Media Records, ex-Roadrunner, Atlantic, Razor & Tie)||Doc vents about the holiday blues, and speaks with Century Media A&R guy, Mike Gitter, about his start as a journalist in the early punk and hardcore scene, his time in the major label world at Atlantic records, the process of making records with...||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 06 - Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre , ex-Snot, ex-Divine Heresy)||Doc talks with his old friend Tommy Vext, vocalist of Westfield Massacre about growing up in a rough environment in Brooklyn, NY, his first band Vext, how he got involved with Dino Cazares to join Divine Heresy, singing at Roadrunner United, his messy..||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 05 - Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory, Arkaea)||Doc talks with ex Fear Factory bassist and guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers about how Christian originally joined the band, Fear Factory's influence on metal, how and why the band split up, potential of a Fear Factory reunion, and dig into Christian's..||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 04 - Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Brain Tentacles, Led Zeppelin 2)||Doc laments on the election results, and speaks with his old friend friend Bruce Lamont, vocalist and saxophonist of bands like Yakuza, Corrections House,Brain Tentacles, and Led Zeppelin 2. They discuss Bruce's journey as a career musician who has...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 03 - Election Special w/ Phil Labonte (All That Remains, ex-Shadows Fall)||In this special episode dedicated 100% to politics and the current Presidential election, Doc speaks with Phil Labonte, the outspoken, libertarian vocalist of All That Remains and Ex Man of Shadows Fall. They discuss Phil's dissatisfaction with the...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 02 - Angel Vivaldi (ex-Black Market Hero, Vext)||Doc talks with virtuosic, solo instrumental guitarist, Angel Vivaldi, about his humble beginnings in New Jersey playing with Black Market Hero, how he launched and built his solo career using social media, how he dealt with the traditional music...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 01 - John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver, Bad Wolves)||In this inaugural episode, Doc and John discuss John's exit from Devildriver, life after the band, his artist management career, his new band I of Tongues, and his relationship with Phil Anselmo. This episode features the song "Pull Me Out"...||10/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Inside scoop on musician life
Great behind the scenes stories of contemporary artists.
I miss God Forbid.
I look forward to future episodes. This show is off to a great start.
Great work done by Doc Coyle!