The Ex-Man with Doc Coyle

The Ex-Man with Doc Coyle

Bad Wolves and ex-God Forbid guitar player Doc Coyle talks to professionals in the music world and other creative industries about the challenges and transitions of leaving monumental ventures. This podcast is for those passionate and driven 20-30 somethings at a crossroads trying to figure out "what's next?"

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April 7, 2021 141 min
Doc welcomes Founder and CEO of Sumerian Records and Films, Ash Avildsen, to the show and they talk about Ash's time as vocalist for metalcore band, Reflux, how he got into booking shows and eventually became a booking agent, what inspired him to start a record label, his influence on the deathcore and Djent scenes from a label and touring standpoint, why he thinks he has an eye for spotting talented artists, his time as bookin...
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Doc welcomes Anthrax and Shadows Fall lead guitarist, Jon Donais, to the show and they talk about Jon's start with metalcore band, Aftershock, in Western Massachusetts, what it was like being a metalhead in the hardcore scene, how Shadows Fall came together, and why they split with Phil Labonte, the legend of his alter ego, "Jonny Rock N Roll", how Shadows Fall and God Forbid careers intertwined over the years, why he t...
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Doc welcomes Alter Bridge/Slash vocalist and guitarist, Myles Kennedy, to the show, and they talk about Myles' guitar shredder days in music college, how playing with jazz-fusion band, Cosmic Dust led to him fronting funk-R&B ensemble, Citizen Swing, necessity and pragmatism leading him to develop his vocal ability, breaking out on a major label with alternative rock band, The Mayfield Four, why he thinks he has avoided the...
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Doc welcomes Vision of Disorder vocalist, Tim Williams, to the show and they talk about VOD's early days as metal fans who stumbled into the hardcore scene, how classic rock music influenced his vocals, how VOD eventually broke out, signed to Roadrunner, and toured Ozzfest, how the band changed on their sophomore album, Imprint, how touring with bigger, mainstream bands influenced their sound, what it was like recording in the ...
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Doc welcomes comic artist and guitarist, Nelson Blake II, to the show for the third time. They discuss the differences between the American free market-based capitalist economic system that limits trends like unions, wealth redistribution, or over-dependence on welfare, and compares it to the highly regulated systems of professional sports leagues (mainly the National Basketball Association) that incentivize competitive balance so ...
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Doc welcomes Terror vocalist, Scott Vogel, to the show and they talk about how the two met in the late 90s hardcore scene, what tied the bands together despite differences in sound, what drew Scott to this lifestyle, his formative days discovering music, having recurring issues which led to his bands Slugfest and Despair breaking up, how Buried Alive came together, why the band seemed to not meet its full potential, quitting Buried...
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February 16, 2021 95 min
Doc welcomes Butcher Babies vocalist, Carla Harvey, to the show and they talk about connecting on both being bi-racial in the metal scene, what her early time in LA was like as an actor and model who was looking to do music, the challenges women deal with in the entertainment industry, how she met Heidi and Henry and started Butcher Babies, how they overcame backlash from their over-the-top image, dealing with early success and lan...
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February 9, 2021 182 min
In this landmark 150th episode of The Ex-Man Podcast, Doc welcomes for his first time ever on a podcast, Mudvayne bassist, Ryan Martinie to the show. They talk about how growing up in the rural midwest affected heavy music during that era, how his style of "lead bass" grew into the early Mudvayne sound, why he thinks they had so much early success despite being such an unorthodox band, their songwriting approach to balancin...
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Doc welcomes musician and actress, Jessica Pimentel, to the show, and they talk about the period when Doc and she met, both as struggling artists bartending to pay bills in New York, her training as an actor and concert violinist as a very young girl, dealing with fame, how New York City shaped her work ethic and values, how she joined extreme metal band, Alekhine's Gun, as a vocalist, the process of getting her breakout role o...
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Doc welcomes God Forbid guitarist and vocalist, Dallas Coyle, Vagus Nerve vocalist, Sterling. R Jackson, and Bad Wolves drummer, John Boecklin, to the show. In part 2 of a 2 part series, they go into detail about the writing and recording of Doc's favorite songs from his career including "The New Clear" and "Move On" by God Forbid, "So Very Divine" by Vagus Nerve, and "Better Off This Way' by Bad...
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Doc welcomes God Forbid bandmates, Byron Davis, Corey Pierce, and making his first appearance on the Ex-Man, Doc's brother, Dallas Coyle, to the show. They go into detail about the writing and recording of Doc's favorite songs from the first 4 God Forbid albums, "Weather The Storm", "Dead Words On Deaf Ears", "Washed Out World", and "Crucify Your Beliefs". This episode features the song "...
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Doc welcomes Volbeat guitarist, Rob Caggiano, to the show and they talk about how Rob got his start in New York with nu metal band, Boiler Room, why the band breaking up made him focus on producing records, how he hustled to get the gig in Anthrax, his unceremonious exit from Anthrax, which led him to form and thrive with the production team, Scrap 60, rejoining Anthrax and helping develop the Worship Music album, how The Damned Th...
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Doc welcomes The Ghost Inside drummer, Andrew Tkaczyk, to the show and they talk about his disillusion with the hardcore scene, getting his start with metalcore band, For The Fallen Dreams, why he left that band and eventually joined The Ghost Inside, what he thinks makes TGI special, how his positive attitude helped him overcome losing part of his leg in the bus accident and relearn to play drums, what it was like to have a massiv...
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December 16, 2020 163 min
Doc welcomes King's X vocalist and bassist, Dug Pinnick, to the show and they talk about Dug's Christian upbringing, how he discovered music and had a natural talent for singing, using music to deal with receiving a lack of love and attention as a child, what attracted him to the bass guitar, dealing with racism in the 1960s, how he avoided getting drafted to Vietnam, how a diverse array of musical influences led him on a p...
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December 8, 2020 107 min
Doc welcomes Papa Roach guitarist, Jerry Horton, to the show and they talk about adjusting the band's writing and recording schedule due to the pandemic, how they were mislabeled as a "nu metal" band in their early days, how staying healthy and sober on tour helped him deal with the pitfalls of success, how their sound and image evolved with the changing of music trends, why he thinks their crossover pop culture success...
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December 1, 2020 144 min
Doc welcomes Periphery guitarist, Mark Holcomb, to the show and they talk about his early days with Haunted Shores in the DC area, how he ended up joining Periphery, what it was like fitting in with a band that already had an established sound, what he thinks makes the Djent scene special, how Periphery evolved as a live band throughout the years, how Steph Carpenter inspired the Clear EP concept, his thoughts on lead and rhythm gu...
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Doc welcomes writer, journalist, and labor advocate, Kim Kelly, to the show and they talk about her entry point in the music industry starting her own PR company, why she connects to underground black metal and became engaged with the racial politics within the subgenre, her thoughts on cancel culture within the metal scene, being laid off by Vice and the ever-changing media landscape, how she balances her role as an opinion writer...
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November 17, 2020 92 min
Doc welcomes founder of Megaforce Records, Jon Zazula, to the show, and they talk about his time before Megaforce, being sent to prison for crimes committed when he worked in finance, how he got on the straight and narrow by getting into selling heavy metal vinyl at the Route 18 Flea Market in New Jersey, discovering Metallica and Anthrax in the early days of Megaforce Records, how he transitioned into managing bands like Anthrax a...
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November 10, 2020 106 min
Doc welcomes ex-Arch Enemy singer, Angela Gossow, to the show and they talk about how she got into death metal and inspired to become an extreme vocalist, what the process of being introduced as the new lead singer of Arch Enemy was like, the impact of her debut AE album, Wages of Sin, the shock value of having such a brutal voice and also an attractive woman, developing creative chemistry with the band, how the difficulties of tou...
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Doc welcomes All That Remains vocalist, Phil Labonte, to the show for the 4th time and they discuss the 2020 Presidential Election and a multitude of subjects pertaining to politics and social issues facing the world. This episode features the songs "It's The End Of The World...Know It (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M. and "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Bill Joel. Follow Phil on Instagram and Twitter @philthatremai...
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