These posts are written by: Noyan

207 – Brittney Slayes of Unleash The Archers

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week I talk to, as the title suggests, Brittney of Unleash the Archers! We discuss their upcoming album Abyss (not Apex!), her influences, maturing as a vocalist and a band, creativity, and more! Abyss is really cool and it was great to have Brittney on, so check it out when it comes out on the 21st of August! Also, enjoy!

206 – Lachlan Dale of Art As Catharsis

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week Eden talks to Lachlan, who runs cool Australian underground label Art As Catharsis. He has a lot of stuff to talk about, like how he learned how to play various Asian stringed instruments and traveled extensively in central Asia to learn the music, its history and more. Enjoy!

205 – Post(-humous)-Metal

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about a bunch of new music. Post-humous Static-X, Oceans of Slumber, Exist, The Fall of Troy, Enslaved, Gargoyl, Ihsahn, Unleash the Archers, and Enterprise Earth. Also live stuff from Trivium and Between the Buried and Me. Then, cool people time with Ghost of Tsushima and how Dispatches From Elsewhere broke us. Enjoy!

204 – Emperor Of Sand Is The Best Mastodon Album

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about movies, and how our perception of them changes over time. Oh, and also music. Nekrogoblikon’s cover of System of a Down’s “Chop Suey”, and new material from The Ocean, Mike Shinoda, Spiritbox and Pain of Salvation (which triggers a long discussion about Nordic Prog, including Leprous). Then, cool people time with Cure, Ju-on: Origins, Desperados 3 and more. Enjoy!

203 – In Flames At Home

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold making a statement about BLM, Clipping’s new song on the matter, System of a Down being divided on the issue, and Fit for An Autopsy guitarist Pat doing his part. Also, some new and not so new music, in the form of Nevermore covers from Paladin, some techno-thrash in Lör and Vauxdvihl and Alarum, In Flames remastering and re-recording Clayman, and then new stuff from Protest the Hero, Cytotoxin and Unleash the Archers. Then, cool people stuff with Hannibal and The Last of Us Part II. Enjoy!

202 – Capitalism vs Nu-metal

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week I’m joined by Ryan, and we talk about our love for nu-metal. How we got into the genre, how the genre shaped a generation, what made it click, how it’s perhaps the most “anything goes” genre and more. Enjoy!

201 – The Good Stuff

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! A lot of good stuff this week! New material from Astralborne, Imperial Triumphant, Omniarch, Killitorous, Kardashev, and Creature. Also check out Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger’s ebook on creativity! Then, cool people time with No One Lines Under the Lighthouse, Monster Train, Dispatches From Elsewhere, and Daniel Isn’t Real. Enjoy!

200 – Marx In The Streets, Foucault In The Sheets

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! It’s finally here! The 200th episode! And of course we decide to do something especially dumb with it. We’ve chosen 64 philosophers, and we do a bracket to determine who is the best of them. Bullshit philosophy time to the max! But for real. But not really. Enjoy!

199 – Aest-Ethics

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! Are we going to run out of topics to talk about when there’s no new? Maybe, but that won’t stop us! We can just do random philosophy instead! I mean, there’s Mike Shinoda doing some Linkin Park related stuff on Twitch, Insomnium announcing a stream, War From a Harlot’s Mouth remastering Transmetropolitan, and that new Sweven release… So I guess there really isn’t that much. But there’s a new Tantacrul video, and we discuss the intersection of music, programming, design and philosophy. Then, cool people time with Upload, Oxygen Not Included, and more Warhammer. Enjoy!

198 – Saltwater Sauna

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast! This week we talk about Devin Townsend’s coronavirus concert, Wintersun’s Patreon (and compare the two), Clutch’s livestreams, Obscura’s lineup changes, The Ghost Inside’s new track, Ulcerate and Trivium’s new albums, then I try to argue that Eden’s Golden Age Of Metal is over. Then, cool people time with Cloudpunk, Heat Signature and Devs. Enjoy!