Ep. 182 Max Cavalera (Soulfly) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast


Max Cavalera returns to Talk Toomey this week to talk about the latest Soulfly release Ritual. Ritual will be released this Friday through Nuclear Blast Records. The album is a throwback to early Soulfly and Roots era Sepultura. Max and I discuss Marc Rizzo and his outstanding playing on this release. Zyon Cavalera on drums steps up and delivers. We also discuss the recording of Ritual with Josh Wilbur and the album’s crushing tones. Max also talks about when and if they will celebrate Chaos A.D.  

Ep. 181 Seann Nicols (Westfield Massacre) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast


Seann Nicols of The Westfield Massacre joins the show to discuss their upcoming release. Seann also talks about how he joined former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler in Adler’s Appetite through a radio show. We talk about his time in Quiet Riot and how that soured. But most importantly we talk all things Westfield Massacre.

The Podfather himself, Ken Mills, stops by for a chat about Zilch!. Zilch is the all Monkees podcast that knocked Talk Toomey out of the Podcast Kings bracket that was put on by Ear Peeler.

Robb Rivera returns with his Pick From The Kit

Ep. 176 Glen Benton (Deicide) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast

Glen Benton returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast. Glen and I discuss the last time he made an appearance on the show and the comments that blew up the internet. We also discuss Deicide’s new album Overtures of Blasphemy that is due out Sept 14. Glen and I talk about bands and their products outside the music, But most of all we laugh and make fun of things.

Robb Rivera returns with his Pick From The Kit

Ep. 175 Kenny Olson (Ex-Kid Rock) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast

In the last of the Rock N Pod Expo interviews, I have a cohost! Friend of the show Jeremy Owsley sits down with myself and we talk with the great Kenny Olson. Kenny talks about the landmark album Devil Without A Cause. Kenny and Jeremy recall tour stories together. We talk about Kenny’s preferences in a bus driver. Kenny and Jeremy talk about Joe C and tell great stories. Kenny was once again a fantastic guest.

Ep. 174 Ron Keel (The Metal Cowboy) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast


The Metal Cowboy himself, Ron Keel, joins the Talk Toomey Podcast. This was a great interview recorded at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo. Ron and I talk about his Nashville roots and the early days of Steeler. Ron talks about his transition from rock to country and back. We discuss his interviewing Garth Brooks and end with some Yngwie Malmsteen talk.

 

Ep. 171 Eerie Von (Danzig, Samhain) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast

In the first of a series of Rock N Pod Expo interviews, I speak with the legendary Eerie Von. Eerie was the original bass player of Danzig and Samhain. Eerie and I discuss the backstory to the debut Danzig album. Eerie talks about the formation of the band, the recording of the album and their punk and metal backgrounds. Truly an honor to speak with Eerie. 

Ep. 170 Elias Soriano (nonpoint) // Eric Peterson (Testament, Dragonlord) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast


Two interviews this week. First up is the vocalist of Nonpoint, Elias Soriano. Elias and I discuss the latest Nonpoint album “X”. We also talk about listening to new music, parents supporting your decisions and making a setlist after all these years and albums.

Next up is Eric Peterson of Testament to talk about his project Dragonlord. Eric and I talk about the latest Slayer tour, playing with Alex Bent and where he would like to take Dragonlord.

Ep. 169 Gene Hoglan (Testament) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast

I took a trip to Nashville this week to talk to Gene Hoglan. We sat down before the Slayer show at the Municipal Auditorium. Gene and I discuss the art of filling in for a band last minute, Charlie Benante’s dumming style and his history in Dark (not Death Angel) Angel. Gene talked about his time in Fear Factory. We also went over the inspiration and execution of the art available at genehoglanart.com.

Ep. 167 Chuck Billy (Testament) – Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast

Today is a triple threat of interviews. First up is Chuck Billy of Testament. Chuck is on to talk about his latest vape products under “The Chief” name. Chuck also talks about Practice What You Preach, Slayer tour and the future of marijuana in America 

Next up is Hanno Klaenhardt of Mantar. Mantar is a two-piece band from Germany and have a great sophomore album entitled “The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze” due August 24th. Hanno and I talk about his living in America for awhile, European festivals and the foreign exchange student I hung out with in high school. 

And finally, Richie Cavalera of Incite calls in to talk about the upcoming “Burn N Shred” tour. Richie also discusses their new album that is due in January, being a Cavalera and recording with Steve Evetts. 

Robb Rivera of nonpoint gives us his weekly Pick From The Kit and a nonpoint update.