CAVE IN included a Metallica medley as a hidden track (remember those?) on 1998's Beyond Hypothermia and has released ambitious albums for more than 20 years, including the phenomenal Jupiter (2000) and the more recent Heavy Pendulum (2022). St
BARRY co-creator and executive producer Alec Berg explains the Metallica poster on Barry Birkman's wall, the Metallica and Pantera songs in the show, and details his first experience hearing Metallica. Berg spent a good chunk of his formative y
UNDEATH frontman Alexander Jones talks about his journey through punk, hardcore, and death metal, and how that led to Metallica. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the
ROB ZOMBIE bassist, Haxans cofounder, and host of Gibson TV's Metal & Monsters series Count D. (aka Piggy D.) talks about the Metallica catalog; seeing the band on the Black Album tour, with Guns N' Roses, in Vienna, and more over the years; hi
Bonus Episode! Master Of Puppets arrived March 3, 1986. In this bonus episode, Ryan J. Downey details 10 Reasons Why Master Of Puppets Rules, in celebration of Metallica's landmark third album turning 36. Read the written piece at Loudwire. Spe
BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner purchased several pieces of Cliff Burton memorabilia at auction and graciously returned them to Cliff's longtime girlfriend, Corinne Lynn, and the late Metallica bassist's family. The stuff included laminates
WHITECHAPEL guitarist Ben Savage wrote a sixth-grade essay about Metallica, so you know his fandom is real and pure. Ben talks about growing up in the South, his gymnastic coach parents, discovering Metallica, his favorite riffs, the origins of
METALLICA: THE $24.95 BOOK author BEN APATOFF joins Speak N' Destroy to talk about the 40th anniversary shows; what makes his book different from the other books about the band; mainstream attitudes toward Metallica; James and Lars; research; a
It's just me! I'm talking about the Metallica 40th anniversary celebration, the cover songs released by Metallica post-Garage Inc., and filling the Speak N' Destroy audience in on some of what I've been up to the past few months, and new interv
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 h
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 po
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
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 li
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 o
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
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 for
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 th
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; plottin
BAD WOLVES guitarist Doc Coyle becomes our first three-peat guest! This episodes collects highlights from the Speak N' Destroy live takeover of the Knotfest Twitch channel. Downey and Doc talk Black Album box set, Metallica Blacklist, cover son
BOKASSA frontman Jørn Kaarstad tells the behind-the-scenes story of the huge helping hand the Norwegian group received from Lars Ulrich, which ultimately led to an opening slot on Metallica's 2019 tour. As Lars himself said, "Bokassa are incred
DARKEST HOUR guitarist Mike Schleibaum on his lifelong love of METALLICA! Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and socials HERE. Part of the PopCurse podcast network.
EVILE began as a cover band called Metal Militia, playing mostly Metallica classics. Frontman Ol Drake talks about the English thrash band's beginnings, the strengths of James Hetfield's rhythms and Kirk Hammett's leads, the missing bass on ...
When TikTok star and R&B musician Zaria wore a Ride the Lightning shirt in a video, commenters challenged her to "name three Metallica songs." She didn't just answer that challenge with words. She strapped on her guitar and shredded through sec
FEAR FACTORY guitarist, cofounder, and band leader Dino Cazares on his upbringing; discovering Metallica; the righthand of James Hetfield; touring with Metallica in 2010; making sandwiches for Dave Mustaine in the early 80s; getting Fear Factor
HJELVIK. The former singer for KVELERTAK now leads his own band, HJELVIK. He talks about discovering Metallica and heavy metal; growing up in a small Norwegian village, pop. 1000, where he listened to Slipknot while milking cows; meeting James
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