Robb Rivera of NONPOINT “If You Don’t Leave The Stage Sweating And Bloody, You Haven’t Done Your Job”

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This week on Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast, Joshua Toomey brought Robb Rivera of Nonpoint back on for a third time.  The two talked about Nonpoint‘s plans for the upcoming year and whether or not there’d be any shows or tours coming up.  Robb also shares his reactions to Nonpoint’s The Poison Red album.

Josh also pulled Robb’s opinions on nu metal and we listened to his song picks and stories from the bands (Hed) peStuck MojoDownsetOrange 9mmDeftones, and Snot. Robb informs us he credits Snot with changing Nonpoint‘s on stage performance stating “If you don’t leave the stage sweating and bloody, you haven’t done your job.”

Check out everything Robb has to say and all things Talk Toomey here!

 

HATEBREED’s Frank Novinec, “America has finally caught on with the European festivals”

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HATEBREED is one of the most known and successful hardcore bands that emerged from the 90s. Coming out of New Haven, Connecticut HATEBREED has unleashed 7 studio albums to date, most recently ‘The Concrete Confessional on May 13, 2016. Vocalist Jamie Jasta and bassist Chris Beattie are the only surviving original members over the course of the band’s seminal 20+ years of worldwide hardcore dominance. ‘The Concrete Confessional‘ marks their return to the hardcore forefront after the release of 2013’s ‘The Divinity of Purpose‘. Ensuing the release of their new album the band has commenced and is already touring the entire world under the banner of The Concrete Confessional World Tour. Currently, playing North America with death metal legends DYING FETUSCODE ORANGE and TWITCHING TONGUES. Right after this N. American tour, the hardcore outfit will head out for an European starting next year in January.

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Max Cavalera On Vegas Shooting “People Cannot Stop Going, Or Stop Playing Live From Fear Of That”

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There are some of the guys in this heavy metal music industry who are nothing short of mega massive walking encyclopaedias. They have so much knowledge when it comes to the music they love, the bands, the underground scene and everything that goes into this larger than life thing we all love called metal. Nope, we ain’t talking about the obvious talisman Fenriz here, we are in fact talking about one of the legends who has helped pioneer many genre defining bands, especially SEPULTURA. Yes, the spotlight is on our Brazilian brother, Max Cavalera.

This one man army has single handedly led the charge for the extreme metal genre way too many times now. Juggling three to four active bands all at the same time is something Max does without even the slightest sense of nervousness or failure. Max Cavalera after having departed from SEPULTURA in 1996, re-channelled his passion for heavy music in the form of bands like SOULFLY which is an incarnation as close to SEPULTURA it can be, KILLER BE KILLED is a super-group formed in 2011 with the members of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and MASTODON, and lastly CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, which Max fronts along with his brother Igor. Cavalera was also involved in a short-lived side project called NAILBOMB. So there you can see, it’s evident that this Brazilian bad ass is surely a jack of all trades. Continue reading

TREVOR PERES of OBITUARY: “When We Used The Name Obituary, We Couldn’t Believe Nobody Used It Yet”

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Last week on Talk Toomey Podcast, Josh Toomey interviewed Obituary guitarist Trevor Peres. Trevor and Josh discuss adapting to the digital age, why they went with a self-titled album for the new release, other great Florida death metal bands, working at Morrisound Studios with Scott Burns and the story behind their 1994 music video, “Don’t Care”. The interview starts at around the 20 minute mark and can be streamed below. Also check out Obituary‘s newly released video for “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” below. ‘Obituary’ is available everywhere now. Continue reading