Extra Video Episode – 001

Posted in Talking Metal, Video on December 3rd, 2014 by marsaries

This is a segment that was cut from episode 93 of Mars Attacks Podcast. The discussion took place between Mark Strigl of Talking Metal back in October regarding the news that Black Sabbath would be recording one last album in 2015. Although the news is a few months old, I thought it was still a cool conversation that others might want to listen to and discuss.

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Podcast Episode 94 – Worship Middle Eastern Metal

Posted in Audio, Feed, Worship on December 1st, 2014 by marsaries

Episode 94 of the podcast kicks off our Worship series. During the episode we are joined by Travis Beard who has put together a documentary called Martyrs Of Metal. The documentary focuses on District Unknown, the first Afghan metal band, and how they came together, and the subsequent highs and lows they encountered playing in Afghanistan. The documentary also focuses on what it is like to be a metal head in the middle east.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music from District Unknown, and other middle eastern bands such as Orpahned Land, Khalas, and Betzefer. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

You can also get a hold of the District Unknown at the following locations, Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify

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Podcast Episode 93 – Decades

Posted in Audio, Decades, Feed on November 20th, 2014 by marsaries

Episode 93 of the podcast helps usher in a new era for Mars Attacks, introducing the new series Decades. This musical journey will start in the present and go back ten years at a time revisiting all types of classic hard rock and metal. Joining us on the pilot episode of this series is the one and only Mark Strigl of Talking Metal.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music featured during the episode. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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Inside Metal – Cinematic Release

Posted in News on October 18th, 2014 by marsaries

This is a great movie regarding the L.A. hard rock and metal scene before all of the glam bands came to prominence. So if that’s not your bag, then cool because you’ll learn about all types of bands you may not have known about unless you grew up in that era and area. If you want to check out the movie in theaters here is your chance to do so, click on this link to find out where the documentary will be scheduled to play worldwide.

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Podcast Episode 92 – Tommy Victor

Posted in Audio, Feed, Interviews on July 1st, 2014 by marsaries

Tommy Victor is featured on the latest episode of Mars Attacks Podcast. During his interview he discussed the reality of how smaller labels work, how Spotify has affected the band, reteaming with Steve Evetts for Ruining Lives and what he brings to the band. He also goes into how his lyric style has changed for the album, Prong’s upcoming tour with Overkill, why Schecter guitars have become his instrument of choice. Tommy was also gracious enough to comment on three albums that will be featured during upcoming editions of our Classic Albums series. His comments are more like a history lesson, as he was there when some of the bands discussed were rising through the ranks. He also gives a brief rundown of new Danzig material that will be out at some point in the future.

To check out the Classic Albums Column based on Prong’s Cleansing, go here to read contributor’s comments, and or download the podcast based on the episode.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Prong, which comes from not only their new album, but from various other classic albums by the band. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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Podcast Episode 91 – Monte Pittman

Posted in Audio, Feed, Interviews on May 27th, 2014 by marsaries

The latest episode of Mars Attacks Podcast contains an interview with Monte Pittman. Among the items discussed during the interview include the writing and recording of his recently released album The Power Of Three, working with Flemming Rasmussen, and having Alex Skolnik and Chris Barnes guest on the album. How the album was signed to Metal Blade, clearing A New Level for Madonna, how he came to work with both Prong and Madonna, performing with Spinal Tap sandwiched between Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield, taking lessons from Delores Rhoads, putting together his signature model guitar and pickup, as well as becoming an ESP endorser.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Monte Pittman, Prong and Mustasch. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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Podcast Episode 90 – Michael Angelo Batio

Posted in Audio, Feed, Interviews on May 1st, 2014 by marsaries

During this episode we interview guitarist extraordinaire Michael Angelo Batio. We discuss his latest album Intermezzo, how he was able obtain the services of guitarists such as George Lynch, Jeff Loomis, Rusty Cooley and Guthrie Govan (among others) to work on his album. If there were any guests that got away, why work with guests, if he would consider doing an album with guest vocalists, his approach to other another artist’s music, and his Dean signature series, among other things.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Michael Angelo Batio, Monty Pittman and Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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Podcast Episode 89 – The Member Switch

Posted in Audio, Cast Iron Ring, Feed, Interviews on April 18th, 2014 by marsaries

This episode we discuss bands that switch members, those that get a pass, and those that are taken to task by their fans. Guests during this episode include Scott Thompson from Focus On Metal and Chris Czynszak from the Decibel Geek Podcast

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Shandi’s Addiction, John Norum, and Motorhead among others. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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Podcast Episode 88 – Erik Kluiber of Gypsyhawk

Posted in Audio, Feed, Interviews on April 9th, 2014 by marsaries

The latest episode of Mars Attacks contains an interview with Erik Kluiber of the band Gypsyhawk. For those keeping track, Erik aka Ron Houser has been a good friend of the podcast since its inception, and has come on multiple times to discuss the various bands he’s been involved with over the years. During this episode we take sort of a story tellers approach, and discuss tracks from his previous bands Overloaded and White Wizzard, as well as a track off of Gypsyhawk’s latest release Revelry and Resilience. Afterwards we discuss the new material they’re in the process of writing and playing live. Whether crowdfunding is the way of the future for the music industry (the band has taken part in several campaigns). His switch to Dean Guitars, an interview former guitarist Andrew Packer did with The Great Southern Brainfart regarding his departure from the band. And Gypsyhawk’s switch to their new guitarist Bryant Throckmorton, and what that means to the new albums song writing process.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Gypsyhawk, Overloaded and White Wizzard. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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Podcast Episode 87 – Bands Becoming Brands

Posted in Audio, Cast Iron Ring, Feed on March 28th, 2014 by marsaries

The latest episode of Mars Attacks contains a chat with fellow Cast Iron Ring member Scott Thompson from Focus On Metal. During the episode we discuss bands reaching the brand status. You know those bands who’s t-shirts you see at every show, or on some celeb that appears on TMZ, unsuspecting teens, etc. How about the merch you find at your local superstore or mall, who would have thought 30 years ago that you could find a band t-shirt at your local supermarket?

We all know these kinds of bands, and we’ve been fans for years. Scott and I discuss the importance of bands reaching a point where all of the extra accoutrements that are on the market are just as important as the music or tour the band is on. The importance of having a name, symbol or logo that is recognized even outside of the metal community. Taking things one step forward and becoming a brand.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Iron Maiden. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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