Vox&Hops Metal Podcast

Vox&Hops Metal Podcast

Matt McGachy, the vocalist of extreme metal band Cryptopsy, interviews fellow metal musicians about their life & music while sharing a craft beer on his metal podcast Vox&Hops. Here’s your chance to sneak backstage to share a brew & discover exactly what your favourite rockstars are like behind their personas. Matt has been the front man of the legendary Death Metal Band Cryptopsy since 2007. With them, he has contributed to 2 full length albums, 2 EPs & toured all over the globe playing massive festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Brutal Assault, Heavy Montreal, Hell Fest & Summer Breeze to name a few. In 2018, he launched the Vox&Hops Metal Podcast which was inspired by his love of Craft Beer & thought-provoking discussions. The Vox&Hops Metal Podcast has released over 300 episodes, with listeners in over 85 countries & fostered an amazing metal community. Enjoy Life, Metal & Craft Beer!

Episodes

November 26, 2021 66 min

Joe Pacheco, Frank Pavan & Cassius Morris of the Innersleeve Podcast & I have a conversation about how they coped with 2020, their 1st beers, the soundtracks of their youths, SoundMojo, if they are Metalheads, a Innersleeve Podcast brew & their hangover cures.

Throughout this chat, Joe& Frank both enjoyed La Souche's "Cherry Bomb" the 6.5% Black Cherry Saison while I enjoyed 5e Baron's "Mixtape...

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Daniel Barter of DVNE & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, Etemen Ænka, how he has been filling the void, a DVNE Brew & his hangover cure.

Throughout this chat, Daniel enjoyed Kirkstall Brewery x Magic Rock Brewing 's "Verdita" the 4% fruited sour while I enjoyed La bière Belle Gueule 's "Kellerbier Lager". This 5.2% brew pour...

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Jamison Kester of Labored Breath & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, working in the beer industry, being a part of Brewtal North America, "Dyspnea", a new beer Collab & his hangover cure.

Throughout our chat, Jamison drank Penn Brewery 's "Kaiser Pils" & Dancing Gnome Beer 's "Hazy Pale Ale" while I enjoyed The Ag...

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Drew Ross of New Level Brewing & Dominic Alvernaz of Pitch Black North & I have a conversation about how Cryptopsy's new Collab "Nun So Vile" the the 6% Lavender Tea Sour that was brewed with Pitch Black North x Cryptopsy's "Nun So Vile" Lavender Black Tea with hops came to life.

I am stoked to have teamed up Heavy Montreal to bring you Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal featuring C...

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Vicky Psarakis of The Agonist & Sicksense & I have a conversation about how she coped with 2020, her 1st shows, being a part of Brewtal North America, streaming on Twitch, "Day Before the World Wept", working with Chris Donaldson, Sicksense, Sound Escape Agency, her own brew & her hangover cure.

Throughout this chat, Vicky enjoyed 3 Floyds Brewing Co.'s "Yella Rrari" the 13.2% Pale Imperial Stout aged...

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Bryan Giles of Red Fang & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st brews, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, Red Fang's killer videos, Wayfinder's "Malt Liquor", pulling the plug on their fall tour, how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.

Throughout our conversation, Bryan enjoyed a Lagunitas Brewing Co "Hoppy Refresher" while I enjoyed the Saint-Houblon x Unh...

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October 29, 2021 35 min

To underline the 3 Year Anniversary of Vox&Hops, I wanted to take a moment to look back on a few key moments that have happened throughout the past years. From the very first episode up till today a lot has changed & I thought it would be interesting to examine these important episodes more closely.

I am stoked to have teamed up Heavy Montreal to bring you Heavy Montreal presents Vox&Hops Brewtal Montreal featuring Crypt...

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David Benites of (Extreme Vocal Institute & Renesans) & I have a conversation about how he got through 2020, his 1st beers, the soundtrack of his youth, discovering his voice, becoming a vocal coach, the modern extreme vocal coaching scene, Renesans, an Extreme Vocal Institute Brew & his hangover cure.

Throughout this conversation, David was drinking Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC 's "Unforgivable Curses" the 9...

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Blake Harrison / Jason Hamacher of Zealot RIP & Jeff Hancock of DC Brau & I have a conversation about how our Collab "Ambush Predator" came to life. We cover every aspect of the beer creation from the very beginning, why a Mexican Inspired Lager, the brew day, the can art, the release party and so much more.

Throughout this chat, Blake was enjoying DC Brau's "Ambush Predator", Jeff was drinking DC Brau...

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Oliver Aleron of Archspire & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, writing way more lyrics than most, "Bleed the Future", his love of boxing, his online persona, voice acting & his hangover cure.

Throughout this chat, Oli enjoyed 12 raw eggs while I enjoyed Ras L'Bock's “Gose Piñata” the 6.1% Gose that was aged in Tequila barrels. It poured out with a ...

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Professor H Shayne Hawke & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st beers, becoming a wrestler, the IWS Training Center, Montreal's love for wrestling, coming back from an career ending injury, a Professor H Brew & his hangover cure.

Throughout this chat, Professor H enjoyed a Stella Artois while I enjoyed La bière Belle Gueule 's "Kellerbier Lager". This 5.2% brew poured out with a nice li...

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Yngve "Bolt" Christiansen of Blood Red Throne & I have a conversation about how he coped during the pandemic, being gluten intolerant, his 1st beers, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, becoming a vocalist, taking a break from the band, "Imperial Congregation", what happened to Blastfest, how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.

Throughout this conversation BOLT was drinking Hansa Borg Br...

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George Panayi of the Meet Me For Coffee Podcast & have a conversation about podcasting. The struggles, the joys, our best interviews & so much more. I even tried to convince him to create his own coffee so that we can create a Collab beer with it.

Throughout our chat George was drinking Joseph Bloor Brewery 's Joe Blo' the 4.7% Bohemian Pilsner while I enjoyed Overhop Canada x Beyond Creation's "Entre Stout E...

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Sam Bean of Werewolves & I have a conversation about how he coped during the pandemic, being allergic to beer, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, Werewolves, his extreme lyrics, his vocal surgery, a Werewolves brew & his hangover cure.

Throughout this chat Sam was drinking Pirate Life Brewing 's 5.4% Pale Ale while I enjoyed Kahnawake Brewing Company x Cryptopsy 's "Cold Haze Warm Blood" the 8.5% ABV...

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Garrett Jamieson of Heavy Metal Hitchhiker & I have a conversation about his 1st beers, how he coped with 2020, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, being a comedian, how he made that happen, Heavy Metal Hitchhiker, RÄGR brew & his hangover cure.

Throughout this conversation, Garret enjoyed a ERDINGER Weissbräu's "Weissbier" while I enjoyed Brasserie Maltco x GMPQ Media ‘s “Lager LIVE”. This brew was creat...

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September 17, 2021 74 min

On Saturday September 11th, I was invited to Bière Garden 's "MONTREAL, BY THE WATER"! To make this event special, I invited Danny Marino of The Agonist to be my co-host for a bunch of interviews. During this exclusive Craft Beer fest we had the chance to talk to Dave Roberge one of the creators of Bière Garden, Vincent Ménard of Messorem Bracitorium, Max Bergeron of BG Brasserie Urbaine, Keegan Kelertas of Microbrasser...

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Andy Dowling of LORD & the Andy Social Podcast & I have a conversation about his 1st brews, the soundtrack to his youth, his 1st shows, podcasting, LORD's "UNDERCOVERS VOL.1", how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.

Throughout this conversation, Andy was drinking a Nort 's "Refreshing Ale" the Non-Alcoholic Ale while I enjoyed Third Moon Brewing x BRAND OF SACRIFICE 's "LIFEB...

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Duncan Bentley of Vulvodynia & I have a conversation about how he coped with the pandemic, his 1st beers, the soundtrack of his youth, his 1st shows, the South African Metal Scene, discovering his voice, "Praenuntius Infiniti", working with Chris Donaldson, Bob the Butcher, how he has been filling the void, his hangover cure & so much more.

Throughout this chat Duncan was drinking a Carling Black Label while I enjoye...

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Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage & Times of Grace & I have a conversation about how he coped with 2020, his 1st beers, playing Montréal, "Songs of Loss and Separation'", their Vaccinated + Intoxicated Livestream, "Blue Medusa" the new Times of Grace x Departed Soles x Islla Street Brewing beer, how he has been filling the void & his hangover cure.

Throughout this conversation, Adam enjoyed a n...

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PCP Crazy F'N Manny of IWS & I have a conversation about how he coped through the pandemic, his 1st beers, the soundtrack of his youth, fighting, his 1st wrestling shows, extreme wrestling, watching peers succeed, Blood Sweat & Beers, an IWS Brew & his hangover cure.

Throughout this conversation Manny drank a Bubly 's "Lime" while I enjoyed Henderson Brewing Co x Chris Soutsos of Thrashed's "Suds ...

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