Chord Progression

Chord Progression

We go into in depth interviews with bands emerging in the rock and metal scene, where one big break could mean superstardom. This is the best way to get in the know with these bands, who they are as musicians, and what inspires them. Plus we also share many crazy stories. These are episodes never to miss.

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September 27, 2022 80 min

Chuck from Orange Island is here on the podcast today. Orange Island is reissuing and releasing their 2003 album under the title "One Night Stay!" In this episode, we talk about the revamped album and reordered track list to better talk about life's purgatory, and allowing us to be vulnerable in music when we are at a crossroads at life. We also talk about why the band is reissuing this, especially on vinyl, and the imp...

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Benny from AVOID IS BACK ON THE PODCAST BABY! Avoid has been on a meteoric rise since the beginning of 2021 and we take a look at all of the insanity here. We recap the NASCAR National Anthem that got sports radio attention nationally, and how the band turned it into a positive, including making Jim Rome a fan of the band. We also dive into their tour with Fit For a King earlier in 2022, and all the crazy stories from tour includin...

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September 20, 2022 90 min

Joey from VRSTY is back on the podcast once again. VRSTY has had a crazy 2022 and we recap it here. Following the release of the band's debut LP "Welcome Home," we talk about VRSTY playing Shiprocked, and Joey shares a story about how he almost spilt coffee on Corey Taylor. We also talk about VRSTY going out on tour with 10 Years & Nonpoint, and what Joey has learned being a musician from those bands. We also talk a...

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September 15, 2022 84 min

The guys from Richmond VA's B-Side Story are on the podcast today. We talk about how creativity waits for no one and artists must record and write down when they are inspired, how their passion for all kinds of rock and metal drive their sound, and a potential for an Office themed show. Plus we dive into what local scenes are experiencing between cover bands and original bands, as well as brainstorm to how we can get younger ki...

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September 13, 2022 77 min

You remember Tickle Me Pink? Because Sean is back and is on the Chord Progression Podcast. With the band returning to play the When We Were Hungry festival, we catch up with Sean during a vision quest to talk about the festival, the importance he puts on authenticity, writing new music for the band, and some funny stories involving Rise Against (so Kevin was all in on that). Plus we talk about being more present, getting away from ...

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September 8, 2022 37 min

Caitlin from Australia's Eat Your Heart Out is on the Chord Progression Podcast today! The band's new album "Can't Stay Forever" comes out on September 9th, and this podcast dives into the album. We talk about the early feedback the band got from friends and family, and why Caitin's mom found Sour to be her favorite song. But it wouldn't be the Chord Progression Podcast if we didn't dive into somethi...

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September 6, 2022 69 min

Joey from the Original A.S.D. (A Skylit Drive) is on one of the most ridiculous Chord Progression Podcasts today. Funny stories about partying in Vegas, meeting Dee Snider, Craig Mabbitt almost joining the band, Jonny Craig almost joining the band, connecting with Bring Me The Horizon, and partying with Oli Sykes' father Ian will have you in stitches. But we also talk about Original A.S.D. playing When We Were Hungry Festival i...

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September 1, 2022 65 min

Chris from The Medic Droid is on the podcast today. The Medic Droid hasn't played live since the mid 2010's, but they are back for When We Were Hungry festival. In this episode we talk about why The Medic Droid is playing When We Were Hungry, why this might lead to more live shows in the future from the band, and hot pink fanny packs (yes that is right). We also talk about how today's music fan seems more open to experi...

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August 30, 2022 42 min

Bullet To The Heart is back on the podcast for a quick one today. Their new single "Black Widow" is out now, so we focus in on it. We talk about its story driven meaning that has connections to building confidence in yourself and how it can relate to Audrey's experience being a woman in metal. Then we dive deep into the instrumentals and why this song is heavier and faster than their others (can be attributed to working...

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August 25, 2022 80 min

Joey Arena from Ovtlier returns to the Chord Progression Podcast, and he brings Mike along for the ride. Ovtlier is playing Day 2 of When We Were Hungry Fest, so we talk all about the band getting on the bill, why they feel the vibes of Warped Tour for this festival, and a potential cookie race in Vegas. We also talk about the band rebuilding their team to make 2023 their year, their next single pushing on radio, and how rock and m...

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August 23, 2022 33 min

Garrett from Silent Planet joins the Chord Progression Podcast today. A quick first part to what will become another great episode, we catch up with Garrett following the release of Silent Planet's recent release :Signal:. We talk about releasing the single, playing shows with AVOID, what to expect from the band the rest of 2022, and react to a certain video that called for christians not to listen to Silent Planet. The best 30...

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August 18, 2022 83 min

Until I Wake are here on the Chord Progression Podcast prior to the release of their first full album Inside My Head, and we dive into this whole thing. The band talks about how they wanted to show diversity in their sound on this album, how Cody wrote the lyrics for this powerful album, and how the rest of the band resonated with it. But things turn incredible when we talk about August's protagonist in the hope ur happy music ...

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August 16, 2022 66 min

Phil from Khemmis joins us for a podcast that will have you intrigued from beginning to end. Khemmis is hitting the road with Trivium and Between the Buried & Me in fall 2022, so we talk about how their style of doom metal fits in well with both bands. We also talk about winning the crowd over as an opening band, scary stories about The Rave in Milwaukee and The Masonic Temple in Detroit, and how some venues and entertainment c...

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August 11, 2022 71 min

The one and only John Vesely is on the Chord Progression Podcast today! Secondhand Serenade is headlining day 2 of the When We Were Hungry Festival and we want to dive into it. In this episode, we talk about John's decision to support When We Were Hungry, why John loves Emo Nites, why John finds great connection and passion in the emo scene, and how he might want to cook at When We Were Hungry Fest. Plus a spooky story from The...

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August 9, 2022 76 min

Jessica of Red Calling is on the podcast today. Red Calling is in the Opening Act 2022 contest, to open for every show at the Hollywood Bowl in October. What better way to get to know the band than right here? We talk about why the band plays their style of radio hard rock, how Jessica got influenced in music at an early age, and how they are viewing the Opening Act contest as a great success, regardless of the outcome. This is a g...

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August 4, 2022 93 min

Keith and Noah from punk rock's Everybody Gets One are on the Chord Progression Podcast for a great episode. We dive deep into the band's style of "the sweaty style of punk your dad used to slam dance to in someone's basement" and why they gravitated towards that style. We also dive into how the name came to be, their pre-show energy drink ritual, and a large looking into their upcoming EP 15 Minutes of Lame whe...

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August 2, 2022 80 min

Shane from the beloved pop punk band With The Punches stops by the Chord Progression Podcast. With the Punches is back after their 9 and a half year "nap" and better than ever. We discuss how the band has always understood social media connection from the start, what all happened during that 9 and a half year break, and the process of creating the inspiring Discontent EP. Plus we dive into the idea that you are able to chan...

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July 28, 2022 92 min

The guys from Clearfight are on the Chord Progression Podcast today. With influences in the pop punk world, we discuss how they are much more than a pop punk band, bringing energy and vigor with all of their influences to their music. We also talk about their show with Belmont, how they are going to get more recognition for the band, and shed light on issues we see touring in the scene today (think MGK). Ooh is this a good one.

 

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July 26, 2022 84 min

Madame Mayhem is back on the Chord Progression Podcast. Since her last appearance in March of 2021, she has released 2 new singles, returned to touring, and had her first child. So that means we talk about her first tour as a mother and the emotions she has, balancing her love of touring and spending time with her son both now and in the long term (her mindset on this is top notch). We also discuss her new single Inside Out, dissec...

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July 21, 2022 72 min

Andrew from the Seattle metal band Opponent is here on the Chord Progression Podcast today. The band released their new album Sentinel earlier in July, and we dive deep into the entire idea of the album and the band. Andrew discusses his purpose for writing to say something to help out those who listen to the music, taking accountability and seeing that you are your own worst enemy, giving yourself permission to live your life, and...

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