Monday, December 24, 2007

Throwdown interview podcast

The final MTV2 Headbangers Ball Blog podcast of 2007 will be an interview with Throwdown frontman Dave Peters. With the release of their new album (third for Trustkill), Venom & Tears, Throwdown spread beyond the insular boundaries of hardcore and delved more vehemently into thrash metal.

In our revealing conversation, Peters discusses his love for thrash metal, his fear of snakes and insects, his new year's resolutions, Throwdown's 2008 touring plans and offers a sneak peak at the next Soulfly record (on which he performs a guest spot).

Friday, December 21, 2007

podcast interview with Slayer frontman Tom Araya

The Headbangers Ball Blog presents a year-end podcast interview with Slayer singer and bassist Tom Araya. During out conversation, the veteran frontman discusses the importance of winning a Grammy in 2007, why Slayer were nominated for a second Grammy for a song from 2006's Christ Illusion, the meaning of the newly nominated track, "The Final Six," his hopes for 2008 and signs that the world will end in the next five years.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Exodus Podcast with Gary Holt

For our Headbangers Ball Blog podcast with Exodus guitarist and songwriter Gary Holt, the thrash metal veteran discussed the band's new album The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A, his disdain for organized religion, the new pentagram-filled "Riot Act" video shot by "Metalocalypse" producer Jon Schnepp, the golden years of thrash, what the band did wrong in the '80s, selling guitars to pay the rent and when we're likely to hear The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit B.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Interview with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford

The Headbangers Ball Blog presents an exclusive podcast interview with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford. During our discussion, the singer addresses why Judas Priest's next release will be a concept album about Nostradamus, the challenges and rewards of creating songs based on a single subject, the grandiose rock opera presentation the band is planning for its next tour, what music is keeping his iPod charged and the empowerment that comes from being an elder statesman of metal. Check out the podcast here.

Friday, November 30, 2007

podcast interview with Dillinger Escape Plan

Headbangers Ball Blog recently sat down for a podcast interview with Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman, in which the guitarist discussed the departure of longtime drummer Chris Pennie, the addition of new drummer Gil Sharone (ex-Stolen Babies), the creation of the band's mindblowing new record, Ire Works, the stagnation of heavy music, how to break your foot during a video shoot and the black cloud that seems to follow him.

Friday, November 23, 2007

podcast with Lemmy of Motorhead

Headbangers Ball Blog sat down with heavy metal pioneer and Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister to talk about the state of modern metal, bands that bitch about touring, plans for the next Motorhead record and 30-plus years of making eardrums bleed. Download podcast here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Interview with Killswitch Engage

As Killswitch Engage prepared to head out on a co-headlining tour with Lamb of God, Headbangers Ball Blog sat down with guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz for a candid chat about the laxative effects of coffee; the back problems that threaten his career on an almost daily basis; his role as KSE's Flavor Flav; his side career as a producer and how Killswitch's next record might feature the fastest songs they've ever played. Check out the podcast here.

Friday, November 9, 2007

interview with ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash

MTV2 Headbangers Ball Blog presents an interview with ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash about his new self-titled autobiography. During out conversation, Slash discusses why, after years of turning down offers, he finally decided to write a book, what really led to the breakup of Guns N’ Roses, his relationship with ex-porn star Traci Lords and, of course, the trail of booze, pills, coke and heroin that bounced him from rehab to rehab.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Interview with Mudvayne and Hellyeah singer Chad Gray recently conducted a podcast interview with Mudvayne and Hellyeah singer Chad Gray to discuss Mudvayne's new fan-generated rarities album, By the People, For the People, the band's next studio record (which will drop in 2008) and the future of Hellyeah. Click here to download the podcast.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween Podcast with King Diamond

We asked the Danish-born metal legend to take part in a special King Diamond podcast about All Hallows Eve, the night when ghosts and demons play tricks on the living and children celebrate the dead as they travel door-to-door in search of treats. During our 40 minute conversation, we discussed the meaning of Halloween, why children never used to come to his house, how he would like to freak out the conservative parents in his neighborhood, his favorite horror films, who would win in a fight between werewolves and vampires, and how, for him, every night is Halloween.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Arch Enemy singer Angela Gossow

Arch Enemy singer Angela Gossow talks about the band's new record, Rise of the Tyrant, why guitarist Christopher Amott left the band and how he returned, why it’s not a good idea to use samples of Hitler speeches on metal records, how her grandparents hid Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust, her romantic relationship with Michael Amott, her love for Carcass and how she helped persuade Cargass guitarist Bill Steer to embrace a Carcass reunion tour. Now, here's the Headbangers Ball Blog's podcast interview with Arch Enemy singer Angela Gossow.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Avenged Sevenfold

MTV2’s Headbangers Ball Blog recently hooked up an exclusive podcast interview with Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows to talk about what the band was striving for sonically with it's new self-titled album and how it reached beyond the confines of metal to deliver something metallic, but musically diverse.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Black Dahlia Murder

The Headbangers Ball Blog interviews Trevor Strnad from The Black Dahlia Murder. Catch it all right here.


Alex Varkatzas from Atreyu drops by the Headbangers Ball Blog. Listen to the interview here.

Heaven & Hell

Heaven & Hell spends some time with the Headbangers Ball Blog. Listen to it all now.