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Bryan Kuznitz is the lead vocalist of Fame On Fire, a rock band signed to Hopeless Records. They're set to drop their debut full-length, "Levels", on September 4th. Current singles "Her Eyes" and "Headspace" are currently active on rock radio, including Sirius XM Octane. You can connect with Bryan on Instagram, @IMissTheOldBryan. You can also connect with me as well, @JakeDenning.
I'm pumped to have Oliver Baxxter, lead vocalist of Broadside, back on the podcast! He's grown a ton since his last appearance 90 episodes or so back. In addition, much has happened since - lineup changes, a new label, and more. We dive into everything that went into their brand new record, "Into The Raging Sea", which is out NOW through Sharptone Records - it's easily their best yet. You can tag Oliver over at Instagram, @oliverbaxxter and @broadsideofficial. You can find me as well, @jakedenning. Let me know what parts you enjoyed!
Matt McAndrew is the new lead vocalist for the band Slaves, and is most known for his time on Season 7 of NBC's "The Voice", where he was the runner-up. Matt details his experience on the show in-depth, including working with Maroon 5's Adam Levine, and performing with Fall Out Boy. He also walks through the story of how he linked up with the band Slaves, when we can expect them to transition to a new band name, and a look at his debut album with the band, "To Better Days", which drops August 7th via SBG Records. Be sure and tag Matt on Instagram, @MattMcAndrewMusic. You can connect with me as well, @JakeDenning. Be sure and let me know what you liked and who you'd like to see in the future!
On this episode, Micheal Barr, vocalist for Volumes jumps on the podcast! He's back in the band after being away for a few years, and the band is coming full-force with new material, some of which you can hear now - "Holy Water" and "Pixelate". We talk about the band's current work, as well as life in L.A., church venues, and more. You can tag Michael on Instagram, @Michael_Barr. You can connect with me as well, @JakeDenning. Be sure and SUBSCRIBE through your favorite podcast platform!
On this episode, I'm joined by Kadeem France, lead vocalist of Loathe. We talk about: Anime, Skateboarding, getting a nod from Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno via Twitter, The Needledrop review, as well as their current album, "I Let It In and It Took Everything", which is out now via Sharptone Records. Be sure and tag Kadeem on Instagram - @KadeemFrance You can find me as well - @JakeDenning **Patreon coming soon**
On this episode, Tyler Ennis from Of Virtue hops on the podcast to talk about: life at home and staying healthy, their current release "What Defines You", as well as what to expect in the future. Be sure and tag Tyler on Instagram: @ov_tyler You can connect with me as well: @jakedenning
On this episode, I'm joined by Brian Wille of Currents, who just dropped their new record, "The Way It Ends" through Sharptone Records. Connect with Brian on Instagram - @BrianWille Connect with me on Instagram - @JakeDenning Make sure and subscribe to the podcast through Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere else you enjoy podcasts.
On this episode, Jim Riley and Andrew Tkaczyk of The Ghost Inside join me to talk about their brand new self-titled record, which is officially out NOW via Epitaph Records. This is a band that has been there for me time after time in the biggest of ways, and I cannot be happier that they get to enjoy another release in 2020. Help them get to a Top 10 spot on Billboard by purchasing your very own copy today - you can get it over at, or wherever you enjoy music. You can tag Jim on Instagram: @thejimriley You can tag Andrew on Instagram: @IllGrip You can tag me: @jakedenning
On this episode, I'm joined by Michael Martenson, vocalist for the rock band Boys of Fall. They've recently released a stand-alone single, "Overthinking", and will follow that up with a new full-length album this year via InVogue Records. Tag Michael on Instagram - @MikeOfFall Tag Jake on Instagram - @JakeDenning [Patreon coming soon]
On this episode, I'm joined by Brook Reeves, vocalist for Christian deathcore band Impending Doom. In addition, he's also been going in on his new side project, Man ov God, working closely with producer Casey Lagos. You can connect with Brook on Instagram, @brookydoom, as well as myself, @jakedenning. Tag me on your story and in your posts, and let me know what you enjoyed. Patreon is coming soon!
On this episode, I'm joined by Marcus Vik, lead vocalist for metalcore band Invent, Animate. Marcus shares his experience being at home in Sweden, how he became the band's new vocalist, and what we can expect in the future. Make sure and tag Marcus on Instagram, @Inventmrcs. You can also tag me as well, @jakedenning. Invent, Animate's brand new record, "Greyview", is out now via Tragic Hero Records.
On this episode, Ryan "Tuck" O'Leary from Fit For A King and Off Road Minivan comes back to the show to break down Off Road Minivan's debut full-length, "Swan Dive", out May 15th via Tooth and Nail Records. He also dives into topics surrounding Fit For A King, particularly with regards to whether their upcoming album will be delayed or not. Be sure and tag me on Instagram, @jakedenning. You can tag Ryan as well, @hustlexcrow.
On this episode, I'm joined by Craig Mabbitt, vocalist for Escape The Fate. We talk about Twitch and video games, working with legendary producer John Feldmann, as well as what their new record will sound like. Make sure and tag Craig on Instagram, @CraigMabbitt. You can also connect with me as well, @JakeDenning.
This is the 100th episode of the podcast! With that being said, it's only right that I not only bring on someone from one of my favorite bands, but someone I deeply respect as well - Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of legendary rock band, P.O.D. Throughout their career, P.O.D. has put out 11 studio albums, including two platinum records: "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown", and "Satellite". In addition, their Self-Titled record has also been certified gold. If you enjoyed this episode, make sure and tag @SonnyWhosoever and @JakeDenning on Instagram! Let me know what parts you enjoyed.
On this episode, I'm joined by Kellen McGregor, guitarist for Memphis May Fire. We talk about: life at home, making it on rock radio, and performing their Rise Records debut, "The Hollow" in 2021. Follow Kellen on Instagram - @MMFKellen (@MemphisMayFire) Follow Me on Instagram - @JakeDenning
On this episode, Telle Smith of The Word Alive returns to the podcast. We chat about being at home during the ongoing pandemic, what a setlist looks like these days, and finally, the band's brand new album, "Monomania" If you liked this episode, spread the word on Instagram and TAG @jakedenning @TelleTWA!
On this episode, I'm joined by Paolo Gregoletto, bassist for Trivium. The band is set to release their 9th studio album, "What The Dead Men Say", on April 24th via Roadrunner Records. Tag @TriviumPaolo @jakedenning on Instagram story, posts, etc.
On this episode, my guest is Tony Hancock, an instrumentalist professionally known as Saxl Rose, an accomplished professional instrumentalist. He's worked with numerous bands/artists, both in and out of the alternative music scene, including: Silverstein, Paramore, Neck Deep, Bobby Valentino, and a lot more. Tag @jakedenning @SaxlRoseOfficial on Instagram and let us know what parts of the show you enjoyed! Intro/Outro: - Lakey Inspired - "Overjoyed"
On this episode, Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red returns to the podcast to talk about life at home during the Coronavirus, and the band's upcoming 9th release, "Guardians", which drops April 3rd. Tag us on Instagram: @jakedenning @jakeluhrsabr Songs: - @lakeyinspired - "Overjoyed" - August Burns Red - "Defender"
On this episode, I'm joined by Daniel Furnari, drummer for the band Polaris. The band is set to drop their sophomore album, "The Death of Me", via Sharptone Records on February 21st. Subscribe: Donate through PayPal: Donate via Venmo: @JakeDenning
On this episode, Brian Lada, drummer/songwriter for Belmont, joins me on the podcast. We talk about their ongoing tour with Sleeping With Sirens and Set It Off, writing new music and pushing boundaries, and what it takes to be at his best and the mountains he's overcome throughout the years.
My guest on this episode is Ethan Harrison, vocalist for Great American Ghost, a metal band from Boston. Follow: @GAGBOSTON on all socials
On this episode, I speak with Nick Zoppo, most recognized as the frontman for Heart To Heart, but also as Zicky Dice, a current professional wrestler on the independent scene. You can currently catch him on new episodes of "NWA Powerrr". Heart To Heart's brand new EP, "Heartbreaker", drops Feb. 14th via InVogue Records. Follow @ZickyDice on all social media platforms
On this episode, I list out my favorite albums over the past decade, and recruit some friends to share theirs as well: Shane Told (Silverstein), Sky Acord (Issues), and Jared Easterling (Fit For A King). Subscribe via your favorite podcast provider:
On this episode, I speak with AJ Channer, vocalist of Fire From The Gods, who are currently finishing up a tour with Five Finger Death Punch. The band recently dropped their new record, "American Sun", which is one of the year's finest offerings. For all things FFTG, check out @firefromthegods on all socials.
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Real Talk with Jake Denning
Podcast Status
Feb 20th, 2015
Latest Episode
Aug 14th, 2020
Release Period
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About 1 hour

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