Delirious Nomads: The Blacklight Media Podcast

Delirious Nomads: The Blacklight Media Podcast

The Delirious Nomads podcast features celebrity chef Chris Santos of Chopped (He hates when you call him that) and underground metal connoisseur Matt Bacon (He loves when you call him that) talking about all things heavy metal, as well as providing "breakdowns" of your favorite combat sports, and "riffing" on some food talk every week with VERY special guests from across the globe.

Episodes

July 12, 2023 34 mins
Christian Larson joins the pod to discuss his festival, his bands and why black metal is so great. Christian actually has a really good and in depth perspective that I think is going to really intrigue some of you curious about the current rise of black metal in America and more. Check out his festival here: https://www.instagram.com/hellsheroes/?hl=en Necrofier: https://www.instagram.com/necrofier/?hl=en Night Cobra: https://www....
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We sit down with recording engineer Rob Wrong to discuss Dolby Atmos mixes and more! This was a really interesting chat where we got into the weeds of mixing. Rob is a fascinating dude, not just with his mixing work but also his band Witch Mountain. This is the culmination of all of that! Check out his studio here: https://www.instagram.com/wrongwayrecording/ Check out Blacklight Media, the label that sponsors this podcast here: ht...
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April of Apes of the State joins us to discuss DIY music and more. For those not in the loop, April is a real one, with a deep experience in the scene and with a lot of wisdom for artists to really understand what exactly helps to make bands pop off. Also her TikTok is hilarious. Check out her work here: https://www.instagram.com/apesofthestate/?hl=en Check out Blacklight Media, the label that sponsors this podcast here: https://w...
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Matt sits down with Michael Kadnar to talk about the underground! Mike has had a lot of success with his label Silent Pendulum Records as well as bands including Downfall of Gaia and So Hideous! We get deep into what makes scenes work and community building. Check out his label here: https://www.instagram.com/silent_pendulum_records/?hl=en Check out Blacklight Media the label that sponsors this podcast here: https://www.instagram.c...
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Gaff Of Gozu sits down with us to discuss his bands brand new album, "Remedy". This is a fun one as its Gozu's first new record in 5 years and we go deep into the concepts and influences behind the record. It's a thoughtful dive into some of the fundamental questions behind the music that is sure to make you want to check out what they've created. Get the album here: https://blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu/ Learn more about your a...
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On this episode of the podcast we are joined by merch wizard Bryan Schroth! This is a really interesting one as he gets deep into the how and why of merch stands for bands and how to best execute on them. He brings a lot of wisdom around this and has been doing it for ong enough to know on a deeper fundamental level how to run the best possible merch stand! See what's he up too here: https://www.instagram.com/bryanlandreth/ Check o...
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This is a remarkable episode with Gigi Arabia of Heavy Arabia. She is one of the most prominent booking agents in Saudi Arabia, a country where metal has only recently become legal. It's INSANELY interesting to go deep with her on her store and what the metal scene looks like in such a unique and weird part of the world. Check out the amazing work she does here: https://www.instagram.com/heavyarabia/ Check out Blacklight Media, the...
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Scotty Tankcrimes joins the podcast this week and shares his origin story. There's a lot of layers here and it's cool to hear how an anxious kid from the middle of nowhere could become a full on record label owner and scene mastermind in just a couple of years. This is a super interesting podcast and one with lots of lessons for those of you looking to start out! Find out more about Tankcrimes here: https://www.instagram.com/tankcr...
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Sean Ingram, the mastermind behind the massive merch company, Merchtable comes on the pod! It's really interesting to get into it with a guy who, despite his roots in hardcore has managed to evolve his company into something that interaces with tons of pop clients and more. This is a really exciting one from a dude whose understanding of the merch game is deep and endlessly fascinating. Find out more about his company here: https:...
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A&R Living legend Mike Gitter comes on the podcast! This episode is a blast as we get deep into his backstory, how music scenes work and so much more. This is a deep dive into the music industry and the impact of a little band called Nirvana as well as an amazing career in the world of A&R. This is one of the most fun episodes we've had so far! See what Mike is up too here: https://www.instagram.com/thegitter/ Learn about Blackligh...
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Matt has PR luminary Curran Reynolds on the show to talk about how PR really works. They go deep into the nature of what music promotion is really about - plus his new music from his project Body Stuff. Definitely interesting to sink your teeth into all around, be it as a fan or a musician! Check out Currans work: https://www.instagram.com/thechainworld/?hl=en See more from Blacklight Media, the label who sponsors this podcast: ht...
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Justin Roth of War Curse joins the show to talk about their new album and more! He goes deep into the writing process of their upcoming record and the vision they sought to share plus how they evolved as a band. We also get into the modern state of the thrash scene and talk about all the other exciting stuff brewing in the background for this band! Check out what they're up too on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/war.curse/ Check ...
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Matt sits down with Ice Nine Kills guitarist Dan Sugarman and gets deep. Dan is an interesting guy and to get to pick apart his mindset, see how he runs his business and talk about the layers of his musicalcareer is always a blast. This is a new kind of shredder and one that we think underground fans will be deeply enamored with. Listen as he unpacks his career! See what he's up too here: https://www.instagram.com/dansugarman/ Chec...
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February 1, 2023 33 mins
PR Wiz Jon Freeman comes on the show to talk rock and metal PR! Jon has been doing this a long time with a whole mess of bands including GWAR, Alice Cooper and Whitesnake! He gets deep into the theory of music PR, how to make a story resonate and what bands should do to get the most out of a PR campaign. It's a lot of fun to benefit from his wisdom! See what he's up too here: http://www.freemanpromotions.com Checkout Blacklight M...
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Chris and Matt break down their best of 2022! There are some interesting deep cut picks here that we think you're really going to like! Chris has the smart guy list and Matt does the nerd list. We think you'll like the dichotomy! Find out what we're up to with the label here: https://www.instagram.com/blacklightmediaofficial/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ben Voss sits down to talk A&R and more on this episode of the podcast. Ben is a really interesting guy, having made his bones doing A&R at Sony, and now killing it with his own label, Circular Wave. We get deep into the weeds of the theory of A&R and what the role really means. Check out his label here: https://www.instagram.com/wearecircularwave/ Check out Blacklight Media, the label sponsoring this podcast here: https://www.ins...
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January 11, 2023 33 mins
Our friend Dave Hill comes on the podcast this week to talk about his work in metal, his career as a comic and so much more. The dude has a very interesting backstory and hearing him expound upon it has been a blast! See what he's up too here: https://www.instagram.com/mrdavehill/ Check out Blacklight Media, the podcast that sponsors this show here: https://www.instagram.com/blacklightmediaofficial/ Learn more about your ad choices...
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Nick DiSalvo of Elder comes on the show to talk his bands new album and more! Nick and Matt have known each other for well over a decade at this point and it's a delight to hear them dig into the history of the band and what this new album means in their overall trajectory. See what Elder is up too here: https://www.instagram.com/elderband/?hl=en Check out Blacklight Media, the label who sponsors this podcast here: http://blacklig...
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James Cross of BandHive comes on the podcast this week to talk DIY touring, saving money on the road and more. James has lived it and figured out budgets for bands on national tours for years. His deep investment in the touring community is awesome and his passion admirable! See what he's up too here: https://www.instagram.com/bandhive.rocks/?hl=en See Blacklight Media, the label that sponsors this podcast here: https://www.instag...
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Thomas Haywood of Redefining Darkness talks backstory, death metal and more. This is a really interesting one as Redefining Darkness are one of the premier underground labels going right now and it's a blast to really sink your teeth into what they've done. Hearing how he got here and then what he thinks of the modern death metal scene that's popping off was really cool! Check out his label here: https://www.instagram.com/redefinin...
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