The Void With Christina

The Void With Christina

Go into The Void with your host Christina Rowatt, musician Michele Madden and featured musical and creative guests for a raw, uncut conversation with fearless rock and roll nuns about art, music, mental health and the non-civilian life. Not for the gleefully outraged. This podcast is the sister show to The Void with Christina YouTube channel.... Show More

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Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams talks about their long-awaited next album, their new drummer, why Hurricane Katrina changed everything, his gratitude for the fans that saved his life, his favourite memories of late drummer Joey, the band's notorious reputation and lots more.

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November 22, 2019

Singer and songwriter Corinne Gibbons has been living the nomadic travelling artist life since she fell in love with making music as a teenager. We discuss her creative songwriting process, what she has learned from collaborating with talented artists (and children) in Indigenous communities, what the elders can teach us all about time and shares some serendipitous moments working with the world's most brilliant musicians pl... Read more

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November 16, 2019

Michael Gira of Swans is a truly iconoclastic musician that has created music that hits the extremes of the spectrum - the darkest, the most abrasive and explosive sounds you can imagine, through to the most ethereal otherworldly music. Swans cuts through all your blood and gristle to your heart and bones. Their new album Leaving Meaning leans to the light; a super cinematic piece that you can feel on a visceral level. The recor... Read more

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November 16, 2019

Apocalyptica is a band from Finland featuring classically trained musicians which started out covering Metallica songs, reimagined on cellos. Over the last few years they’ve moved into creating their own symphonic heavy metal music and have collaborated with an insane range of singers. I spoke to them before their show at the Opera House. You can watch the video version of this interview on YouTube: Read more

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October 5, 2019 49 min

Prolific Canadian musician Devin Townsend shares the story of his new solo album "Empath," the killer touring band he's put together to share it with the world, the difference between Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, the darkness of being a human, the function of being an artist, the creative experience, the fundamental differences between men and women, his career evolution from his wild and aggressive Strapping Y... Read more

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August 26, 2019 58 min

Gang of Four's Andy Gill is an iconic guitarist and acclaimed record producer who has carved out a unique (and often imitated) guitar sound. We discuss the New York trip that preceded their mega influential first album Entertainment!, the history of Gang Of Four, Andy's brand new approach to their latest album, producing Killing Joke’s epic self-titled record, left and right in the dark days of capitalism and more. To ce... Read more

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August 14, 2019 31 min

​Andrew "Party" W.K. is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and badass keyboardist that is best known for his diehard commitment to PARTYING and the concept of PARTY. Here we talk about fearless expression, the emotion he wants to create every single show, the spice he seeks with his soulmates (the fans) and who is more culturally significant: My Little Pony or Hello Kitty.

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August 7, 2019 60 min

Primitive Man is a band that savages ears like a concrete sledge of granite-tipped sonic violence that intensifies gravity. Their latest album is called "Caustic" and it isn't just a clever name. It is caustic. Founding member Ethan McCarthy is quite the opposite. This lively conversation goes deep into the Denver, Colorado world he hails from, his real feelings on the grind bands of his past and where the m... Read more

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Andy Sneap and Mike Exeter have produced records for heavy metal's most significant artists including Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. In this special episode we explore Andy Sneap's trajectory from musician to acclaimed heavy metal record producer, their shared experience co-producing Judas Priest's Firepower, and some awesome Black Sabbath and Rick Rubin stories. 

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Steve Hughes is an Australian comic known for his acerbic style, heavy metal affiliations and controversial comedy. He speaks about why having a nervous breakdown was NOT the best thing that ever happened, being the Venom of the anti-political correctness movement and lots more.

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July 23, 2019 43 min

Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie of GWAR was a badass space lizard from another planet who took real things seriously but never took himself too seriously. Mike from Bongzilla has been writing songs exclusively about weed for the last 25 years. Both of these rad musicians feature on this week's episode, which explores everything from Gandhi to Hendrix to the war on weed. Check out the video interviews on The Void with C... Read more

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Nate Newton of Converge and Old Man Gloom is an essential musical and human element of some of the most iconic American hardcore bands to ever rattle speakers, sear through pits, scream, squall and soothe hearts with their serrated edges and rough-hewn soul. He and his merry bands of riff-wielding musical animals joined forces in the fertile Massachusetts hardcore scene which birthed and cross-pollinated a slew of bands who cont... Read more

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February 26, 2019 72 min

Lindsay McDougall started playing guitar with Frenzal Rhomb way back in 1996 and has gracefully assaulted stages around the world with the band's potent cocktail of rock and roll good times and utter silliness ever since. He's also burned up the airwaves with his dulcet tones on Triple J and now the ABC for many years. We discuss his upcoming show at Download Festival, the Australian experience, the next Frenzal Rhomb al... Read more

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February 15, 2019 57 min

Shawna Potter of Baltimore's War on Women is a welcome revelation, a powerful voice equal parts savage, full-bodied and soulful. Hitting peak notes hard and striking violently through the real things that matter means something, onstage and on record. Especially from a band that is as excellent as a David Lee Roth star jump. In this extended conversation, Shawna ... Read more

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Nath Core has an epic expanse of musical knowledge and has created the digital worlds of many iconic heavy bands including Baroness,  Napalm Death and Neurosis. We discuss his experiences travelling from the cultural desert of Australia to America, building great relationships with excellent bands, the history of grindcore, seeing Guns N Roses alongside the legendary Del James, Ross Halfin's photography, some fun anecdotes f... Read more

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December 16, 2018 102 min

Australian fashion model Tiah Eckhardt is the writer/creator of lauded lingerie blog "The Daily Knicker," a blog showcasing a lingerie collection that rivals John Peel's record collection. Her carefully curated lingerie recommendations have introduced thousands around the world to artistic, sexy and womanly designs with a rare level of editorial insight. In this in-depth conversation she speaks to host Christina Rowa... Read more

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Recording engineer and record producer Mike Exeter talks to Christina Rowatt about working with longtime studio collaborator Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi, engineering on the final Black Sabbath record with producer Rick Rubin, recording some of rock's most magnificent voices including Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and the iconic Ronnie James Dio, making Judas Priest's 2018 album alongside Andy Sneap and his intuitiv... Read more

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Corey Glover as Living Colour's vocal heart is a soulful, powerful and critical musical element of the band's unique sound and their ability to transcend genre and time; equally at home at a funk show as a stadium metal festival. Corey joins The Void for a fast conversation about communicating via the most primal channel we have: music, and the five songs that changed his life.

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Sunny Singh has been capturing the live hardcore music experience on film for over a decade with Hate5Six. With an arsenal of over two thousand high quality live performance videos online, Sunny has invested thousands of hours in shooting, editing and broadcasting killer hardcore bands in their element - live and dangerous. In this in-depth conversation, we explore his history, tech, hardcore music, transformative shows, Rage Ag... Read more

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November 6, 2018 19 min

Pagan frontwoman Nikki Brumen chats to Christina about recording vocals for the Melbourne band's killer debut album "Black Wash" in one day and their combustible and original sound which she describes as the lovechild of French pop, Italian disco, Norwegian black metal and a demonic Karen O. We also discuss ridiculous and inappropriate Norwegian black metal stories, her previous life in a band with her talented artis... Read more

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