Matt McGachy, the vocalist of extreme metal band Cryptopsy, interviews fellow metal musicians about their life & music while sharing a craft beer on his metal podcast Vox&Hops. Here’s your chance to sneak backstage to share a brew & discover exactly what your favourite rockstars are like behind their personas. Matt has been the front man of the legendary Death Metal Band Cryptopsy since 2007. With them, he has contributed to 2 full length albums, 2 EPs & toured all over the globe playing massive festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Brutal Assault, Heavy Montreal, Hell Fest & Summer Breeze to name a few. In 2018, he launched the Vox&Hops Metal Podcast which was inspired by his love of Craft Beer & thought-provoking discussions. The Vox&Hops Metal Podcast has released over 200 episodes, charted in over 85 countries & fostered an amazing metal community. Enjoy Life, Metal & Craft Beer!
Dave Sherman of The Road To Rehab & I have a conversation about becoming an addiction counselor, his 1st drink, working in the music industry, why artists trust him, how 2020 affected addicts, helping artists on tour, why alcohol is socially acceptable, helping artists after tour, advice for people who may be struggling & the best part of Covid.
Finn Mckenty of The Punk Rock MBA & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, why he hates beer, no urge to explore alcohol or drugs, why he launched The Punk Rock MBA, what the biggest challenges are to keep it running, learning from the comment section, the best advice he received before he started, why he launched The Punk Rock MBA Podcast, his new Book, his hangover cure & what the best part of Covid has been for him.
Michael Alvarez of Flub & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, playing Montreal, being Sober, his last brew, how he was managed to stay Sober, where he has found support, his 1st Sober tour, taking the stage Sober, his advice for anyone who is struggling, how he has been filling the void & what the best part of the pandemic has been for him.
Jerome Gagnon & Yann Carrière of Bière Sans Alcool (BSA) & I have a conversation about launching their brand in the middle of a pandemic, their 1st brews, why start with an IPA, their origin story, how to make non-alcoholic beer, where they draw inspiration, using natural flavors in beer, if they were ever metalheads & their hangover cure.
Al Bourbouhakis of Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. have a conversation about how we met, how he coped with 2020, taking a break from alcohol, how he got into the Hot Sauce industry, getting his products on Hot Ones, putting flavor first, using Craft Beer in his recipes, collaborating with bands, if he still plays drums & the Heartbeat Hot Sauce factory playlist.
Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, playing Montreal, having to quit drinking in order to keep playing guitar, crafting a new identity, his 1st sober gig, some positive changes, if it affected his relationship with hi bandmates, what was his plan B, rediscovering his love for guitar, writing a new album as well as potential Solo record & what was his hangover cure.
Christian Degen the session bassist of AHAB & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, what exactly happens when we ingest alcohol, being drunk, binge drinking vs low intake everyday, if there are any positive side effects, why we tend to drink too much, the infamous beer gut, Blackouts, breaking the seal, why we get hangovers & the Vox&Hops Alumni Hangover Truth or Myth.
Keith Wampler of The Convalescence & I had a conversation about how he coped with 2020, if his Craft Beer palate has evolved, getting two movies on Amazon Prime, setting up a movie premier in his hometown of Toledo Ohio, his role as a band manager, his hangover cure, why the band wears makeup, a dream tour, how the music industry has responded to the pandemic & The Return.
Matt Young of King Parrot & Crisis Act & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, launching his new project CrisisAct, becoming Sober, working in a drug & alcohol rehabilitation center, rediscovering his identity, applying the 12 Steps Program to the band, advice for anyone who is struggling, how he will tackle alcohol with his children, a sober stage persona & the silver lining of the pandemic.
Martin Guimond & Philippe Tremblay of Le Saint-Bock & I have a conversation about how they coped with 2020, creating a new brand to avoid confusion, focusing on Non-Alcoholic products as a way to survive, their brewer stories, what 2021 has in store for us, if Beerbucha is the next big thing, if they listen to Metal & their hangover cure.