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.