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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June 15, 2021 61 min
Doc welcomes former Judas Priest guitarist, K.K. Downing, to the show and they talk about K.K. being inspired by American blues artists as a young man in Birmingham, UK, how Jimi Hendrex laid the foundation for hard rock and metal, how his writing process has evolved over the years, why he is still just as much a fan of metal and rock as he is a creator and performer, what motivated him to start KK's Priest, his relationship wi...
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Doc spends this answering questions from fans, friends, and listeners of the show. He talks band life, his favorite movies, gives advice for up-and-coming bands, and more. Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle Listen to more great podcasts like this at soundtalentmedia.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Doc welcomes Fury of Five frontman, Stikman aka James Ismean, to the show and they talk about how Fury of Five befriended the God Forbid guys in the early days in the NJ hardcore scene, how James' rough and abusive upbringing led to him spending some time in prison, how prison shaped his mind and body, how Fury of Five came together, what motivated their professional approach to rehearsal, where James' violent tendencies st...
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Doc welcomes Alluvial guitarist and backing vocalist, Wes Hauch, to the show and they talk about Wes growing up in the mountains of conservative Southern California, discovering heavy underground shows through the Christian hardcore scene, how getting into trouble as a young man led him to join the military, how his time serving in Iraq affected his mental health after the war, they share their feelings on conspiracies, contemplate...
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Doc welcomes Fear Factory guitarist, Dino Cazares, to the show and they talk about the issues they've had with each other over the last few years, the secret to Dino's guitar tone and his stolen modded Marshall, why he felt Steve Vai left some key players like himself out when giving credit for the 7 string guitar taking off, how Fear Factory was able to fit in with different subgenres starting in death metal and then being...
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Doc welcomes Slipknot bassist, Alessandro Venturella aka Vman, to the show and they talk about Vman coming up in the UK scene with metalcore band Cry For Silence as a lead guitarist, how he ended up working as a guitar tech for bands like Sikth, Architects and Mastodon, what the process of getting the gig in Slipknot was like, how he approaches bass technique considering his background as a guitarist, how he has dealt with newfound...
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April 21, 2021 46 min
"The Art of Processing Grief" is a monologue by Ex-Man host, Doc Coyle, about losing his father recently, and how it relates to also losing his mother a year earlier the George Floyd verdict, feeling alienated from social media, and re-entering a post-pandemic world. This episode features the song "Trouble" by Coldplay. Follow Doc on Instagram and Twitter @DocCoyle Listen to more great podcasts like this at soun...
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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 97 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 184 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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