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Fathoming Heavy

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Conversations about heavy metal. A podcast.

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Conversations about heavy metal. A podcast.

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30 Ratings
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Fathoming Heavy

Updated 19 days ago

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Conversations about heavy metal. A podcast.

Rank #1: Episode 12: Mike Scheidt of Yob

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Mike and I delve into the ways metal has impacted his life and how it ties much of his world together. He talks about growing up in rural Oregon, how a random philosophy book changed his life, his depression, and how music has helped him navigate it all. fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Jan 16 2017
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 20: Rebecca Vernon of SubRosa

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Listen to a post Psycho Vegas conversation about amazing bands, Rebecca's background and introduction to heavy music, how music and literature influenced her as she grew, major life decisions made in the pursuit of creativity, the origins of SubRosa, and wresting with a deep spiritual/moral conflict. closing music: Melvins - Boris https://subrosa.cc/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Aug 30 2017
1 hour
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Rank #3: Episode 31: Dave Edwardson of Neurosis, Kicker

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Dave takes us through his early years in the Bay Area punk and metal scenes, meeting the musicians with whom he would eventually form Neurosis, keeping busy with projects like Kicker and his collaboration with Krallice, and how spending most of his life in one of the most important heavy bands of all time has inspired, impacted and humbled him. https://www.neurosis.com/ https://kicker.bandcamp.com/ closing music: Sacrilege B.C. - Skinned Alive fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

May 28 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 30: Terry Savastano of Come to Grief, Grief, Disrupt

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Terry takes us back to discovering Black Sabbath, the pivotal decision he made after an Iron Maiden show, buying his first guitar, joining Disrupt, spinning off, slowing down and slugging it out with Grief, and explains his reasons for returning to slow, heavy music with Come to Grief. https://cometogrief.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/extremesludge/ closing music: Black Sabbath - Disturbing the Priests fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Apr 29 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 29: The Judas Priest Episode with writer Avinash Mittur

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Writer/Wild Hunt bassist Avinash Mittur and I geek out over Judas Priest and discuss their stellar new record, lineup changes, the awesome Firepower tour set list, the landmine that is Nostradamus, and his recent conversations with K.K. Downing, Les Binks and the Metal God himself. http://www.invisibleoranges.com/stained-class-judas-priest/ http://www.invisibleoranges.com/rob-halford-interview/ http://www.invisibleoranges.com/judas-priest-firepower-review/ http://www.invisibleoranges.com/interview-tom-allom-jack-ruston-judas-priest-producer/ https://www.eleventhvision.com/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Apr 10 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 16: Leila Abdul-Rauf of Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm, Hammers of Misfortune

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Leila takes us back to her teenage years playing with punk bands at CBGB through her migration to the SF Bay Area in the early 2000s, finding a home in the metal and experimental communities, and the inner workings of her current projects, including Vastum, Ionophore and her solo work. https://leilaabdulrauf.bandcamp.com/ https://ionophore.bandcamp.com/ https://vastum.bandcamp.com/ https://cardinalwyrm.bandcamp.com/ closing music: The Great Kat - The Flight of the Bumblebee fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

May 21 2017
54 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 18: Nathan Misterek of Graves at Sea

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Nathan takes us through his years in Arizona, the birth and death and rebirth of Graves at Sea, relocating to California, his stint with Laudanum, struggles with addiction, the loss of a beloved companion and his new life in Berlin. closing music: Grief-Depression https://www.facebook.com/GravesAtSea/ https://gravesatsea.bandcamp.com/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Jul 03 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 21: Kenny Snarzyk of Fister

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Kenny shares stories of unfortunate on-stage incidents, discovering hard rock through MTV, learning to play guitar though his early bands, the evolution and maturation of Fister, striving to become the adult that the 13-year-old Kenny would most respect, and his deep hatred of Aerosmith. closing music - (mostly) Fister - The Failure fister.bandcamp.com/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Sep 17 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 27: Erik Moggridge of Aerial Ruin, Old Grandad, Epidemic

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Erik takes us back to his days in the Bay Area thrash scene with Epidemic, through his years with Old Grandad and into his move to Portland and the beginning of Aerial Ruin. He also discusses his contributions to Bell Witch, his DIY ethic and catching Dio with his dad on the Holy Diver tour (Erik's dad, not Dio's dad). http://www.aerialruin.com/ https://aerialruin.bandcamp.com/ closing music: Aerial Ruin-Nameless Sun fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Jan 15 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 14: Chris Pinto of Fórn

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Chris discusses growing up in the Boston metal and hardcore scene, searching for like-minded doom musicians, finding community in the Bay Area, Fórn's upcoming European tour (their first, including a stop at Roadburn) and progress on the band's new record. closing music: Graves at Sea: The Ashes Make Her Beautiful https://forn.bandcamp.com/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Apr 04 2017
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 19: Justin Christian of Come to Grief, Onera, Morgion

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Justin takes us back to his beginnings, discovering Piece of Mind in his dad's cassette collection, moving from Seattle to Southern California as a teenager, discovering and playing slow, heavy music, the trials and tribulations of late-era Morgion, moving to the East Coast, and life in his current bands Onera and Come to Grief. closing music: My Dying Bride-God Is Alone https://onera.bandcamp.com/releases https://cometogrief.bandcamp.com/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Jul 23 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 28: Sean Sokol of Badr Vogu

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Sean tells tales of riding the rails, how to get kicked out of church, moving to the Bay Area, and how Badr Vogu works as an outlet for anger and activism. https://badrvogu.bandcamp.com/ http://www.tribunaloftheaxe.com/ closing music: Badr Vogu - Deadweight fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Mar 11 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 17: Pranjal Tiwari of Cardinal Wyrm

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Fathoming Heavy Episode 17: Pranjal Tiwari of Cardinal Wyrm Pranjal and I discuss the fire that destroyed his home earlier this year, what it was like to be a metal kid growing up in Hong Kong, the impact of horror films and literature on him, playing drums by default, creating a mythos around art (and the pitfalls of that), and prevailing themes that run though his music and lyrics. https://cardinalwyrm.bandcamp.com/ intermission music: Sepultura - Slaves of Pain closing music: Joy Division - Exercise One fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Jun 11 2017
2 hours 5 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 11: Avinash Mittur, metal writer and recording engineer

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Avinash and I discuss growing up in the South Bay, the trip to Big Al’s Record Barn that started both his record collection and his interest in audio engineering, how his writing career began as a way to get into shows for free, his Invisible Oranges piece on Lucifer’s Hammer, the longevity of the Bay Area metal scene, the pros and cons of commercial heavy metal, the pros and cons of Rick Rubin, how we listen to music, technological advances in audio technology, how to navigate the vast quantity of music available today, and why the Bay Area music scene is worth celebrating. http://www.invisibleoranges.com/the-story-of-lucifers-hammer-part-1/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Jan 02 2017
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 13: James Rauh of Swamp Witch

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James discusses his tumultuous childhood, his entry into religion, the emotional release he found through heavy metal, his love of nu metal in the 90s, making countless recordings with his friends, getting serious with Swamp Witch and Caffa, filming bands, his cassette-only label, the impact of heavy luminaries, and his hatred of Bob Dylan. closing music: Flower Travellin' Band-Satori Part 1 https://transylvaniantapes.bandcamp.com/ http://www.tribunaloftheaxe.com/shop/swamp-with-the-slithering-bog https://swampwitch.bandcamp.com/ https://caffa.bandcamp.com/ fathomingheavy@gmail.com facebook.com/fathomingheavy twitter.com/FathomingHeavy

Mar 10 2017
1 hour 39 mins
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