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!

160 – I Couldn’t Come Up With A Title But Go Watch Santa Clarita Diet

Heavy Pod Is Heavy Cast!We have a bunch of new proggy music this week, including Devin Townsend, Periphery, Equipoise, and Hannes Grossmann. Also Nekrasov. We also cover some sad/weird stories like the passing of Viraemia bassist Scott Plummer, and Static-X doing a tour with their vocalist replacing Wayne Static wearing a Wayne Static-but-with-dead-skin-looking mask. Yeah. Also this Magic: The Gathering trailer with an emotional Linkin Park cover, and some random live clip of Metallica with Cliff. Then cool people time with, you guessed it, Santa Clarita Diet, Arrested Development, Sekiro, Hitman 2, and Texorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia. Enjoy!

Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic

Today marks around 12 months since the passing of Chester Bennington, another all too frequent day that sends shockwaves rippling through the music community. In this instance, more so than most, the sadness and anguish weren’t contained to the metal or rock communities, but the music world more broadly. Yet, as difficult as his death has been for countless people the world over, few would have felt his loss to the extent that friend and bandmate Mike Shinoda has. Our words couldn’t possibly describe how he would have been feeling, for grief is such a personal emotion, and so we won’t even try. But we can touch upon the various motivations that may have been at play when deciding to write, record and release Post Traumatic, a 16-song LP released in June.