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I had never heard anything from Hungarian metallers Subscribe before, so I didn’t know what to expect when I sat down to listen to their newest release, Bookmarks. I was completely unprepared for what I found. Once the album started I was sucked in hook, line and sinker; I became a fan during the first tune, “Griping Portentous”.

We all know how ravenous metalheads are for new and/or more metal. I was looking for a way to find a good regular source of metal that would allow me to get updates and listen to some of the music so I could decide on what I wanted to put my money towards. Pandora and Slacker are good as long as you have internet access or cell phone reception, but I was a welder in a solid concrete building at the time. That put my phone down for…

Episode Summary: Hosts Alloy Matt and Alloy Ben hang out in the studio and chat about new releases that just came out, or are soon to be released. Matt is a shameless self-promoter and plugs his blog (link below) and the Alloy Boys talk about some upcoming shows they’re hitting up. Same shit, different day! Later in the show, an interview Alloy Matt did with No Bragging Rights at the Wasteland in Salem, OR is featured. Had a blast hanging out with those dudes!

Episode Summary: Hosts Alloy Ben and Alloy Matt are joined in the studio with friend of the show, Casandra. She wanted to see what the recording process was like, and we were happy to oblige. Little did she know we would fuck with her for the entire show and Alloy Matt would be Tweeting about her and her obsession with “Bawls.” The Alloy Boys talk about upcoming shows they are going to and upcoming releases they are stoked on.

Episode Summary: Hosts Alloy Ben and Alloy Matt are in studio with more Texts/Tweets From Last Night. They’re joined for a segment by Jon Daigle of the MetalsPeak Podcast because he saw our tweet that we were recording and to join us via Skype. We encourage all our listeners to do this, so watch the Alloy Podcast Facebook or Twitter pages (links below) for when to contribute to the show!

Episode Summary This episode finds your hosts Alloy Matt and Alloy Ben in studio after the Oregon stop of the “Road to Metalfest” tour featuring The Greenery, The Great Commission, Monsters, Legend and Lionheart at the Waste Land in Salem, OR. The Alloy Boys talk about all the crazy shows they are attending this week! Also featured in this episode is an interview with the upcoming Portland, OR metalers Ocean of Mirrors’ vocalist Taylor Danley and drummer Bryton Wilson. Matt hooked up with them at a show also at the Waste Land.

Episode Summary: ALLOY Podcast is back from break… finally! We’ve been working hard on making sure our new chunk of PureGrainAudio is functioning properly, and getting tons of great interviews! Your hosts Matt and Ben have a little bull session in the studio and try to shake the cobwebs while telling you everything they’ve been doing while on break. They got some dope music and a great interview with Josh Gilbert, bassist of As I Lay Dying.

Episode Summary: This is another connection Matt made at ZomBcon. Jonathon London runs a website called Geekscape and is a podcaster that Matt has a lot of respect for. Matt and Jonathon hooked up via Skype and talked about film making, podcasting, metal geekdom and the difference between nerds and geeks. The interview went a little longer than usual, but thats OK. Matt only put 20 minutes of the interview into the show. The full interview is also available to stream and download below.

Episode Summary: Matt and Ben went up to Portland, this time on Metal Blade Records’s guest list, so they we could get a few interviews. We haven’t aired the other two yet, so we won’t tell you who they are, but Unearth was way too cool! We have been Unearth fans since just after The Oncoming Storm was released, and unfortunately for Matt, that showed in the interview. Matt’s fanboy status was over the top on this interview… sorry to the listeners for having to listen to the awkwardness…

Episode Summary: ALLOY co-host,Ben Abbott, went and caught a show in Portland, Or and got an Interview with Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists! Some of the band being from Oregon, we were stoked that Ben got the interview. Brock was as cool as a guy could be, including the total fanboy co-interviewer that went with Ben to the show. We are big 36 Crazyfists fans and we’re pumped Brock was so cool.

Episode Summary: ALLOY co-host Matt Jacobs went up to Portland for the Oregon stop of the Summer Slaughter Tour. I grabbed a fake band badge and just walked in the back gate. I originally only had an interview scheduled with Cephalic Carnage, but took the opportunity to talk to Marc Ocubo of Veil of Maya on their tour bus… yeah… I was on Veil of Maya’s tour bus… you’re jealous.

Episode Summary: ALLOY co-host Matt Jacobs went up to Portland for the Oregon stop of the Summer Slaughter Tour. I grabbed a fake band badge and just walked in the back gate. I originally only had an interview scheduled with Cephalic Carnage, but took the opportunity to talk to Guy Kozowyk of The Red Chord while I was at it. We talk Red Chord stuff and, Guy’s record label, Black Market Activities stuff.