Talk Toomey

Talk Toomey

In the world of music podcasting, there are basically two categories - podcasts by fans, and podcasts by famed musicians that have reached the pinnacle of success. Somewhere in the middle of that is the Talk Toomey podcast. Hosted by Joshua Toomey, who previously was a member of national recording artists Primer 55, Talk Toomey avoids the pitfalls of fandom and the backslapping glad handing that comes from successful bands shamelessly talking to each other. Instead, you get focused, powerful and real looks into “the inner circle” of being a hard rock/heavy metal band, complete with questions most are too afraid to ask because their experience doesn’t meet or exceed the level needed to ask and relate. Talk Toomey has been regularly hailed as a top show since the onset, being highlighted on sites like Blabbermouth, Brave Words, etc. Talk Toomey is released for music fans free every Thursday!

Episodes

October 14, 2021 53 min

Matt Heafy of Trivium joins the Talk Toomey Podcast to discuss their latest album, In The Court of the Dragon. Matt and I also talk about Twitch, Knotfest Iowa, Machine Gun Kelly and changing with the times. Matt tells his love of Metallica's Black Album and talks about writing a children's book. We also go over the Metal Tour Of The Year with Megadeth and collaborating with Richard Marx. 

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Josh Pray is a comedian and content creator that has been putting out great Metal infused videos for years. Recently he warned MGK not to mess with Slipknot fans and MGK did not listen! Josh joins the show to discuss his latest batch of videos, his journey through comedy and pockets on dresses.

Friend of the show, Matt Naas of the Roach Koach Podcast joins the show to discuss Trick Tracts, Richie Faulkner almost dying on stage and L...

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October 7, 2021 76 min

Legend Alert!! Page Hamilton of Helmet joins the Talk Toomey podcast. Page and I discuss touring and not touring through Covid. Missing Helmet during the breakup in the late 90s. His move to LA and seeing the movie locations around town. He brought up (not me) his influence on Pantera. Page talks about the origin of the Helmet sound. We also discuss their upcoming live album, CBGBs and The Judgement Night soundtrack. 

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October 5, 2021 60 min

CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool joined Throwback Throwdown with Toomey this week. CJ and I go way back and we reminisce about playing shows together and our memories of Dave Williams. Cj also talks about "Bodies" and still loving the song. CJ tells us about 9/11 and Clint from Sevendust waking them up to the tragedy. He also discusses Jason Moreno and his range, hanging with Pantera and rehearsing next to Phil's early band R...

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September 30, 2021 85 min

Elijah Witt of Cane Hill joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Elijah and I talk about the success of Cane Hill being off a label and the creative freedom it has given the band. We talk about the writing process of the band and his love of longer songs. Elijah discusses the huge bass tone the band has a the importance of bass players. We also talk some New Orleans metal history, Nu Metal and Deloreans. 

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September 28, 2021 50 min

Sonny Sandoval joined Joshua Toomey and Throwback Throwdown to let us all in on the 20th Anniversary of "Satellite" tour that will begin in August and go through October 2021. Sonny and Joshua reflect on releasing the album on Sept. 11 2001 and the tragedy of that day. Sonny speaks of working with Howard Benson and how many bands wanted that "Satellite" sound after the album was released. Sonny discusses faith and h...

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September 23, 2021 33 min

Gary Holt of Exodus joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Gary is on to discuss the latest Exodus album, Persona Non Grata. He also discusses Tom Hunting's  health, the Bay Area scene and what he learned from touring with Slayer. 

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September 21, 2021 51 min

Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire joins Throwback Throwdown with Toomey. Matty discusses what music can do for your soul, growing up listening to DC Talk and living and working in Nashville. 

Scooter and Lindsay of Cold join the show from the road. Scooter talks about being nervous before this tour and Facetiming with Fred Durst post Lollapalooza performance for touring tips through Covid. Lindsay discusses her book and getting to p...

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September 16, 2021 45 min

Joe Cotela of Ded joins the Talk Toomey Podcast. Joe and Joshua discuss the latest single "Kill Beautiful Things" and the making of the video. This was recorded around the time of the Nevermind album cover lawsuit and the guys discuss the merits of the case. Joe also talks about how much image is apart of Ded, the upcoming In This Moment tour and touring through a pandemic. This interview was taken from his appearance on Th...

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September 14, 2021 68 min

Starting this week, episodes of Throwback Throwdown with Toomey will be posted on this feed on Tuesdays.

First up, Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies and Lena Scissorhands of Infected Rain join the show to discuss their latest tour. The ladies talk about late night bus parties, playing after Slipknot at Rocklahoma and Carla's mortuary studies.

Next up, Frank Bello of Anthrax hops on to talk about his book "Fath...

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September 9, 2021 66 min

Jason Newsted joins Talk Toomey to discuss the 30th Anniversary of The Black Album. Jason and Joshua talk about recording with Bob Rock, writing My Friend of Misery and touring the album. This is an amazing hour long chat with the legend. 

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September 2, 2021 52 min

Kyle Thomas  joins the Talk Toomey Podcast to discuss all things Exhorder. Kyle and I go down memory lane and talk about his early musical interests and what got him singing in a band. Kyle discusses signing two record deals with Exhorder before the debut album. We talk about recording at Morrisound Studios with Scott Burns. Kyle jokingly talks about the many breakups of the band and the latest news on Exhorder. Exhorder have come ...

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August 26, 2021 41 min

Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast to discuss the latest album, Graveside Confessions. Scott also talks about the re-records they did for the album and having fun digging back into the old tunes. We go over their Korn cover and the influence that Nu Metal has had on the Deathcore Scene. Carnifex is one of the few bands that has completed tours since the country has started to open back up and he tells us...

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August 19, 2021 44 min

Phil Demmel returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast! Phil is one of my favorite all time guests and this one does not disappoint. Phil and I chat about having big heads and large hats, Titans / Raiders and his newest baby. He discusses being Mr. Quarantine jam and how that helped with his confidence in playing. He spills the beans on almost playing Bloodstock with Devin Townsend. He is so proud of the 5 new Vio-Lence songs and the legac...

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August 12, 2021 42 min
Marc Rizzo joins the Talk Toomey Podcast to discuss his exit from Soulfly. Marc talks about what spurred his decision to leave the band and his plans moving forward with his solo project. Marc also discusses his Hail The Horns project with Tony Campos. Marc and I discuss Dino joining Soulfly on this upcoming tour and Sepultura's pandemic collaborations. Marc finishes with talking about the love from the fans and hopes to see ev...
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August 5, 2021 56 min

Wayne Lozinak joins the Talk Toomey podcast to discuss all things Hatebreed. Wayne and Joshua talk about all the albums he participated in and the upcoming Metal Tour of the Year. Wayne talks his love of Kiss and getting into heavier bands such as Metallica and Judas Priest. The guys think back to the early days of Wayne being in the band and Wayne leaving for his day job. Wayne tells us about rejoining the band as a tech and then ...

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July 31, 2021 50 min

Andreas Kisser of Sepultura joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week. Andreas joins Joshua Toomey to discuss the SepulQuarta release and the upcoming Quadra tour. Andreas also discusses his time filling in for Scott Ian and Anthrax, what the Big 4 meant to him and hanging with the guys backstage. Andreas also remembers his time working on Roadrunner United with Joey Jordison and working closely with Paul Gray. The guys get into some...

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July 22, 2021 43 min

Dee Snider returns to Talk Toomey to discuss his latest Jamey Jasta produced solo effort, "Leave a Scar". Dee is excited for his 2nd record with Jasta and feels he has more to say this time around. Dee talks about wanting Corpsegrinder on the record and singing onstage with Attack Attack!. He also discusses selling off his past catalog, how Sebastian Bach should do an album like this and how singers benefit from being the v...

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Michael Paget of Bullet For My Valentine joins the Talk Toomey podcast. Padge discusses their upcoming self titled album, playing Download Pilot and being super anxious to get back on stage. He explains how Kurt Cobain made him want to play guitar, but Dimebag was the character he wanted to be. Padge also talks The Poison and how they didn't know what to expect with the record.?

The episode starts out with the booming voice of C...

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Flotsam and Jetsam have returned with a killer new record, Blood in the Water. Michael Gilbert joins Joshua Toomey and Talk Toomey to discuss the upward trajectory of the band, Eric's vocals continuing to get better and the process of recording their home studios. Michael also talks about being able to fine tune the record throughout the pandemic and getting back to Europe for touring. Joshua and Michael also reflect on Metalli...

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