The Ex-Man with Doc Coyle

Bad Wolves and ex-God Forbid guitar player Doc Coyle talks to professionals in the music world and other creative industries about the challenges and transitions of leaving monumental ventures. This podcast is for those passionate and driven 20-30 somethings at a crossroads trying to figure out "what's next?"


episode 156: Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Living Wreckage)

Doc welcomes Anthrax and Shadows Fall lead guitarist, Jon Donais, to the show and they talk about Jon's start with metalcore band, Aftershock, in Western Massachusetts, what it was like being a metalhead in the hardcore scene, how Shadows Fall came together, and why they split with Phil Labonte, the legend of his alter ego, "Jonny Rock N Roll", how Shadows Fall and God Forbid careers intertwined over the years, why he thinks the band's old school approach helped them persevere in a sea of Nu Metal, their time on a major label, why Shadows Fall went on hiatus, how Jon joined Anthrax, what he's learned playing with such seasoned musicians, and his latest band he started with Matt Bachand, Living Wreckage, came to together.

This episode features the songs "Harvest" by Bushido Code and "Sink Below" by Living Wreckage.

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 2021-03-24  2h7m