Speak N' Destroy - METALLICA Podcast

The first METALLICA podcast featuring interviews about METALLICA. Hosted by longtime journalist and music manager Ryan J. Downey, as seen/read: MTV News, Billboard, and The Hollywood Reporter. 90 Episodes

Brody Uttley (Rivers Of Nihil) ・06.09.2021

RIVERS OF NIHIL guitarist Brody Uttley was born in 1991, the year the Black Album was released. He talks about the musical journey that led to his tech-death metal band and production work, with an emphasis on the crucial role of Metallica in his life. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by ... Read More

Devin Shidaker (The Acacia Strain) ・31.08.2021

The Acacia Strain guitarist has his wife's name tattooed on him, in the Metallica font! This is a super fun episode. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the PopCurse podcast network.

Chris Ojeda & Ryan Postlethwait (Byzantine) ・23.08.2021

BYZANTINE vocalist/guitarist Chris "OJ" Ojeda and bassist Ryan Postlethwait talk discovering Metallica; the failure of old-school tab books; high school talent shows; winning a pair of Lars Ulrich's drum sticks in a MetClub contest; meeting the band in a VIP experience; the Metallica mo... Read More

Lennart Bossu (Amenra/Oathbreaker) ・16.08.2021

AMENRA / OATHBREAKER guitarist Lennart Bossu counts Ride the Lightning among the five heavy albums that changed his life. The Belgian musician ranks the Metallica catalog, talks about meeting Kirk Hammett, his favorite riffs, seeing the band live, the spiritual side of post-doom collect... Read More

Wes Hauch (Alluvial) ・03.08.2021

ALLUVIAL guitarist Wes Hauch has plenty to say about Metallica. This is a deep dive conversation covering the band's different eras, puzzling and unique tuning choices, and the importance of certain opinions in the fan ecosystem. He even puts on his guitar and explains something by play... Read More

Subscriber Only: Glenn Danzig (Misfits, Samhain, Danzig) ・30.07.2021

A subscriber-only bonus episode from Downey's interview archives. Glenn talks about Metallica's versions of Misfits songs, the story behind his solo contribution to the Less Than Zero soundtrack, the selections on his own covers album, Skeletons, and much more. Recorded in 2015 and was ... Read More

Andrew Carter & Eric German (Music Attorneys) ・26.07.2021

Guns N' Roses & Metallica! The incredible co-headlining tour, filled with cancelations, a death-defying pyro accident, a riot, the ego ramp, debauchery, and so much more. It's the 30th anniversary of the Black Album this year and a perfect time to revisit 1992's infamous Guns N' Roses/M... Read More

Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) ・20.07.2021

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia fell in love with heavy music when she first heard Metallica's 1991 self-titled fifth record, aka the Black Album. In this episode, she talks about the impact of that album and the band on her career; the formation of Lacuna Coil; the story behind the... Read More

Episode 100 Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) ・12.07.2021

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider once declared Metallica had "a lot of heart, but they’re never going to go anywhere.” In this fun and spirited conversation, Dee reflects on Twisted Sister's feuds with Manowar, Hanoi Rocks, Mr. Mister, and the PMRC; how Metallica ended up headlining o... Read More

Aaron Weaver (Wolves In The Throne Room) ・06.07.2021

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM drummer and cofounder is talented, intellectual, spiritual, and a consummate Metallica fan. We talk about the band's influence on Aaron and his brother, Nathan; Lars Ulrich behind-the-kit and behind-the-scenes; plotting epic length songs; and more. Speak N' Des... Read More


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