BREWtally Speaking

About BREWtally Speaking

Two dudes, Dan and Jon, who are passionate about all kinds of music, although we mainly cover metal/metalcore bands on the show. We both LOVE vinyl, and podcasts in general.

Josh Todd Of BUCKCHERRY “The Type Of Rock We’re Doing Has Never Been Mainstream.”

 

Buckcherry have had their share of ups and downs over the bands nearly quarter century of existence. From their breakout hit, ‘Lit Up’, off of 1999’s self titled debut the band brought back a sense of danger and sex appeal to rock and roll when down tuned guitars and rapped vocals had taken over the mainstream. The band broke up after dismal sales for their follow up, ‘Timebomb’, but were resurrected years later when they self released 2006’s ’15’ which included the mega hit ‘Crazy Bitch’ singles ‘Sorry’ and ‘Everything’, putting the band back into arenas opening for Kid Rock and Motley Crue.  Since then the band hasn’t looked back with a myriad of lineup changes which sees vocalist Josh Todd as the sole original member. Buckcherry released their 8th album, ‘Warpaint’, early in 2019 and have been bringing their high energy, infectious brand of hard rock to eager fans worldwide. Continue reading

Danny Kiranos On Amigo The Devil Persona “It Felt Wrong To Attach My Personal Name To Emotions That Weren’t Mine”

 

Danny Kiranos aka Amigo The Devil is something of an anomaly, a performer who has been tagged as folk music, but has lyrics and themes you might find on a death metal record. One listen to 2018’s ‘Everything Is Fine’ and you’ll understand what separates Amigo from the rest.  Perhaps it’s his everyday looks, or his haunting melancholic music that has allowed him to open for Dropkick Murphys and getting on a lot of Danny Wimmer festivals, including this years Sonic Temple Festival and winning fans over the old fashioned way.  In an era of pomp and circumstance, it’s refreshing to see an artist who can captivate with just his voice and a guitar. Continue reading

Michael Wilton (QUEENSRYCHE) On Crowdfunding “We’ve Been Scarred By What’s Happened”

Queensryche have enjoyed a 30+ year long career that has seen many trends come and go, all the while remaining one of the more interesting heavy metal bands to emerge from the 80’s metal scene. 1988’s ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ cemented the band’s legacy of being a thinking mans band with their concept album that also brought them critical and commercial success.  ‘Empire’ would catapult to the mainstream on the back of their smash hit, Silent Lucidity, which would earn them a Grammy nod.  Amid some lineup changes, and legal issues Queensryche still gives the fans what they want, with their most recent release, 2019’s ‘The Verdict’, seeing the band firing on all cylinders and still playing to packed rooms. Continue reading

Ryan Ober of LIGEA “Every Opportunity That We Got, We Ruined”

Massachusetts metalcore band Ligeia burst onto the scene in 2004 with their Ferret Records debut, Your Ghost Is A Gift, and toured relentlessly in support of it.  Known for a raucous live show, and a penchant for hard partying the band would use those experiences to pen their follow up album, Bad News.  With songs about breakups, drinking and other raunchy themes, the band would ultimately be their own worst enemies, with several lineup changes, the band broke up in 2009 only to reform in 2010 to put out 2011’s Welcome to Palm city, before breaking up again later that year. Continue reading