Podcast Episodes

EPISODE 063
JULIUS SUMNER MILLER
@JSMband
Nate and Nancy sat down with Darren Ollinger and Glen Murdock of Calgary metal(?) band Julius Sumner Miller. We premiered their new as of yet unreleased record entitled Rock Around The Radius.


EPISODE 062
stab.twist.pull
@Stabtwistpull
Stab.twist.pull was formed over 10 years ago in Calgary AB, and recently welcomed new vocalist James Arsenian. We talk with him and bassist Dave Corpsey Mosimann about him joining and their first local show! Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 061
Swapcast with Jason Rouse's Safe Word
@jasonrouse666
Swapcast with hardcore comedian Jason Rouse and his podcast Safe Word. Check out his upcoming worldwide dates at http://www.jasonrouse.com/ and his CD Rotten, which we produced together!
EPISODE 060
420 Music and Arts Festival
@420FestivalYYC
Nate and Che talk with CC Getty and Celestia Scarlett of Metalheads United about their inaugural 420 Music & Arts Festival. The 420 Music & Arts Festival is three days of rad music, eclectic art, food trucks, vendors, beard contests and more! Presented by Big Rock Brewery, and held at Distortion - Live Music Venue in Calgary, AB, Canada on April 19-22, 2017.
EPISODE 059
WOODHAWK
@WoodhawkRiffs
Nancy and I sat down with all 3 members of Woodhawk! Woodhawk is a rock band from Calgary, AB. Go right now to http://woodhawkriffs.com/
and pre-order their new album Beyond the Sun! Check the links below for their upcoming shows. The boys let us premiere 2 of their tasty new tracks.
EPISODE 058
IRON TUSK
https://www.facebook.com/IRONTUSKSIKSIKA/
Carlin Black Rabbit and Joe Duck Chief play drums and guitar respectively in Siksika Nation, AB based rock project Iron Tusk. They are having their Cassette Release at the Nite Owl in Calgary on March 11, 2017. Thanks to Che and Nancy for co-hosting.
EPISODE 057
DJ TEMPLE
http://iwantshows.com
DJ Temple is the Guitar Player for Without Mercy and a Black Belt in Karate. He is the founder of Temple Music Academy. Che and I talk with him about his newest venture Temple Entertainment.

EPISODE 056
THE BUFFET
@TheBuffetBand #SpicyShit
The Buffet is a 6 piece rock/funk/hiphop act out of Calgary, AB. Check them out at Distortion - Live Music Venue on Friday January 20, 2017 and at the links below.

EPISODE 055
JEFF WATERS OF ANNIHILATOR
@annihilatorband
Jeff Waters is the vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer for Ottawa, Ontario's Annihilator. They headlined Calgary Metalfest V on September 17th, 2016 at Flames Central in Calgary, Alberta.
EPISODE 054
ROB URBINATI OF SACRIFICE
@roburbinati @SacrificeCanada
Rob Urbinati is the vocalist and rhythm guitar player for Sacrifice. Sacrifice was formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1983. They will be playing a historic night of Canadian metal, Calgary Metalfest V this Saturday September 17th, 2016. Go to calgarymetalfest.com for a last chance at presale tickets!
EPISODE 053
DAVE CARLO OF RAZOR
@davecarlorazor
Dave Carlo is the guitar player and founding member of thrash metal band RAZOR. Formed in 1984 in Guelph, ON, RAZOR has released 11 studio albums to date and will be opening Calgary Metalfest V- A Historic Night of Canadian Metal on Saturday September 17, 2016 at Flames Central. For more info on the fest please visit calgarymetalfest.com
EPISODE 052
GORD KIRCHIN OF PILEDRIVER
@OlPiley
Nancy, Harley and I talked to Gord Kirchin of The Exalted Piledriver. The Exalted Piledriver are a thrash metal band formed in 1984 in Toronto, and will perform for the first time in Western Canada, headlining on Thursday September 15, 2016 at Distortion- Live Music Venue as part of Calgary Metalfest V! Get your tickets at calgarymetalfest.com
EPISODE 051
JOHN RICCI OF EXCITER
@CgyMetalfest
Exciter is a legendary 3 piece thrash metal band from Ottawa, ON. They recently reformed their original 1985 lineup and will be performing at Calgary Metalfest V on September 17th, 2016 alongside Razor, Sacrifice and Annihilator. Check out the whole fest at calgarymetalfest.com
EPISODE 050
TYRANT'S DEMISE
@TyrantsD
Tyrants Demise is a 5 piece Death Metal band from Winnipeg, MB. They are on tour in support of their new EP entitled The Serial Circus.

EPISODE 049
NOIRE
@NoireDarkMetal
Noire is a progressive black metal band from Winnipeg, MB. They are currently on a Western Canadian tour in support of their new record entitled The Tracks of the Hunted. Check it out at https://noiredarkmetal.bandcamp.com

EPISODE 048
CAVEAT
https://caveatcalgary.bandcamp.com/
Caveat is a progressive metal band from Calgary. They have recently returned from a hiatus with some new members and their new album, and 4th studio recording, is entitled Consummation to be released in June 2016.
EPISODE 047
DANNY KRESNYAK
https://www.instagram.com/agonal_industries
Danny Kresnyak is a musician, journalist, author, photographer, and an old friend of mine.
EPISODE 046
DJ TEMPLE OF WITHOUT MERCY
@WithoutMercy, @gingertornado
DJ Temple is the guitar player for BC based metal act Without Mercy. He is also the founder of Temple Music Academy and a black belt in Karate. Check out Without Mercy's new album Mouichido via their website http://withoutmercyband.com
EPISODE 045
JOSH WOOD
http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Mental-Meltdown-Trivia
Josh Wood is the co-host of terrestrial metal radio show Megawatt Mayhem (Saturdays at 10pm MST) and hosts his own prog-fueled show entitled Attention Surplus Overdrive immediately after it on 90.9 CJSW (listen live or podcast at cjsw.com). In the late 90's Josh published his own board game entitled Metal Mental Meltdown and became king of the metal trivia world. Josh is also involved in Junofest, this year in Calgary, and lends his writing skills to the online webzine Metal Rules.

EPISODE 044
KATAPLEXIS
@KataplexisBand
I sat down with Jordan, Dave and Erik of Kataplexis. Kataplexis is a 4-piece grindcore band from Calgary, AB who have recently reformed their original lineup. We traded some tour stories and reviewed some hilarious youtube comments. Check out their tunes at https://kataplexis.bandcamp.com/music and their upcoming shows in the links below!
EPISODE 043
FULL GROAN DELINQUENT
https://fullgroandelinquent.bandcamp.com/
Full Groan Delinquent is a 5 piece gummer-punk band with a median age of 50.6 years old. They reside in Calgary, AB and are releasing their debut/final record entitled "Hookers and Pills and Beer" on Saturday February 27th, 2016 at Distortion - Live Music Venue. We listened to their record and got the scoop on the tunes and the band!

EPISODE 042
ADAM OF EPI-DEMIC
http://epi-demic.bandcamp.com/
Adam is the guitar player for Calgary-based crossover-thrash metal band Epi-Demic. They have just come off a Canadian tour in support of their newest release Passages To Lunacy.
EPISODE 041
MARK FLEISCHHAKER
http://www.youtube.com/user/Markfly
Mark Fleischhaker is the drummer for Norwegian Icebreaker and the vocalist in Klitty Litter. Originally from Regina and now residing in Calgary, he has been making Noise Music basically his whole life. We sat down and he showed me a portion of his wide range of work dating back to the late 80s.
EPISODE 040
GREG AND WES OF EXIT STRATEGY
https://exitstrategycalgary.bandcamp.com/
Exit Strategy is a 4-piece Intense Death/Grind Metal band from Calgary, AB. They have 3 albums out, the newest being The Atrocity Machine, available at https://exitstrategycalgary.bandcamp.com/ They return after a 1 year hiatus to play New Years Eve at Distortion- Live Music Venue! Get your tickets now!

EPISODE 039
GARON OF OH SHIT!
@OHSHITCOMETH
Garon is the bass player for Calgary-based hardcore band OH SHIT! They are playing their final show after 9 years on New Year's Eve at Distortion - Live Music Venue, along with Exit Strategy and eight other bands.

EPISODE 038
COMEDIAN HUNTER COLLINS
@huntercomedy
Hunter Collins is a touring standup comedian originally from Montreal and now based out of Toronto, ON. He is the host of 3rd Klass Thursdays at Vapor Central in Toronto, is currently on a Western Canadian tour, and performs in both French and English. Check him out at http://huntercomedy.com

EPISODE 037
JAY SINCLAIR OF BELVEDERE
https://www.facebook.com/belvedere669
Jay Sinclair is the bass player for Belvedere, a founder of The New Black Centre for Arts and Music, and also contributes to Klitty Litter and The Hockey Fight.

EPISODE 036
BLAZE, MURPH AND BLAINE OF MARTIAL LAW
https://myspace.com/lawvslaw/music/songs
I sat down with Calgary-based metal act Martial Law. Check out their new record Blatant Disregard For Human Life in the read more section and everywhere on the internets now! Do it!

EPISODE 035
DARREN OLLINGER OF NIB AND JSM
@jsmband
Darren Ollinger is the Creative Director at X92.9 and the singer in both Norwegian IceBreaker and Julius Sumner Miller. Darren started the now defunct New Black Centre For The Arts and is the booker and promoter at The Ship and Anchor Pub.

EPISODE 034
MIKE, KIERON AND KEITH OF TYRANTS DEMISE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446809435626643/
I recently sat down with my bros in Tyrants Demise. Tyrants Demise is a 5 piece death metal band from Winnipeg, MB. They are currently on their Summer Massacre Tour across Western Canada. Show them some love in the links below. Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 033
BRIAN, RORY AND VIKTOR OF OKAZAKI FRAGMENTS
https://okazakideath.bandcamp.com/releases
I sat down with Viktor, Rory and Brian of Okazaki Fragments and we talked about their new album Abandoned, where the band came from, old bands and tour craziness. Check out their links in the readmore section. Thanks for listening!


EPISODE 032
CHRIS AND DAN OF SHARK INFESTED DAUGHTERS
https://sharkinfesteddaughters.bandcamp.com/
I sat down with Chris and Dan to talk about their new EP and their Blood in the Wa-Tour! Check em out in the links below. Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 031
TAKER WIDE SWAPCAST WITH STEVE VARGAS
@BIIPIIGWAN, @greatsabatini
My friend Steve Vargas invited me onto his podcast called Taker Wide! He obliged me in doin a Swapcast! Steve is the drummer of BIIPIIGWAN and The Great Sabatini. Check out all his radness in the read more section!
EPISODE 030
LUC HART OF PLANET EATER
https://instagram.com/luc_hart/
Nancy and I sat down with my good buddy Luc Hart while he happened to be in town. Luc is an independant record producer and guitar player of Regina-based Planet Eater. Check out his studio Black Powder (if you can) and check Planet Eater on their western canadian summer shows including Armstrong Metalfest and Loud As Hell. Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 029
COMEDIAN SAM TRIPOLI
@samtripoli
In the middle of the insanity known as Calgary Metalfest I was able to sit down with American Stand-up Comedian Sam Tripoli while he was in town performing at Yuk Yuks! Sam created The Naughty Show performed at the world famous Comedy Store among many other things. Check out his podcasts Punch Drunk Sports and others in the description below. Was an honour to have him on. Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 028
JAKE AND TOM OF POWER/ PROG METAL BAND VIATHYN
http://viathyn.com
Jake and Tom of Calgary-based Power/ Progressive Metal band Viathyn stopped by just before their performance this Saturday June 6th at Dickens Pub as part of Calgary Metalfest! We talk about their record Cynosure among other things. Thanks for listening!


EPISODE 027
BLUES SINGER/ SONGWRITER ROXANNE POTVIN
http://roxannepotvin.com/
I was able to catch my friend Roxanne Potvin while she came through on tour in support of her new EP entitled Morning Songs. Roxanne is a very accomplished singer, songwriter born in Regina who grew up in the Hull/ Gatineau area and now resides in Montreal. Check out her links in the description below. Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 026
GRAMMA OF SPARKY AND LAVAGOAT
CHECK OUT SPARKY AND LAVAGOAT AT CALGARY METALFEST
My buddy Graham was in town on tour and we sat down to talk about his destination studio Sun Temple Studios outside of Saskatoon. We also talk about his rad bands SPARKY and LAVAGOAT and their upcoming performances June 6th at Calgary Metalfest! Get your tix at http://calgarymetalfest.com Thanks for listening!
EPISODE 025
JOHN BYSKAL AND NATE EXPLAIN EVERYTHING WTFCAST!
GUEST HOST JOHN PUTS NATE IN THE HOTSEAT!
This week the roles are reversed and my good buddy John Byskal, of We Found The Body fame among others, came to Get Hard Studios and interviewed me! I wanted to do this podcast to explain to all you lovely people what the podcast is all about, and what Big Nate Productions and Calgary Metalfest is all about! John did a really great job! Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!
EPISODE 024
Haunted Corpse and Nekro Trioxin of FRIGHTENSTEIN
GO TO THEIR SHOW AT DISTORTION FRI MAY 22, 2015
I talk with Haunted Corpse and Nekro Trioxin of Horror Punk/Metal band FRIGHTENSTEIN! We discuss their new album Curse of the Devil that they recently released. Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 023
KAJE OF ANNIHILATRIX PRODUCTIONS
@Annihilatrix403
I sat down with Kaje of Annihilatrix Productions to talk about her 14-band, 3rd anniversary show this Friday dubbed Total Annihilation at The Nite Owl in Calgary. We also berate the public with promoter gripes for a good chunk of the podcast. Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 022
PHYSICIST/ PHOTOG/ FITNESS CHAMPION MONIKA DEVIAT
@DeviantOptiks
I sat down with Monika Deviat. Monika has a B.Sc. in Physics from The U of C, we listen to her mess up the term "geomagnetic field". She is also an accomplished photographer and has her own company called Deviant Optiks that ranges from Aurora Borealis and landscape photos to concert photography. She also is a pole fitness champion and instructor out of Ascension Fitness in Calgary. She regularly contributes her photos and writing skills to http://metal-rules.com

EPISODE 021
COLIN AND CHAD OF THE PRESS GANG
Bringing the Heavy since 2006
We talk to Colin and Chad of THE PRESS GANG! They are releasing their third studio album entitled OPTIMAL RUNNING SPEED this Saturday May 9th, 2015 at Dickens Pub. We talk about the band, their new album, bowling, cats, p/muppets, Star Wars, Star Trek, Julie Strain, and other rad stuff! Check them out at http://www.drunkwithpower.com/

EPISODE 020
ERIC AND NATE OF IN THE WHALE
@inthewhale
Nate sat down with Eric and Nate of In The Whale, a super sick 2-piece rock(?) band from Denver, CO. We talk about the 14th day of the 7-week North American tour they are on with Agent Orange.

EPISODE 019
MARK-TACO-KATIE OF DISTORTION- LIVE MUSIC VENUE
@distortionyyc
We talk with Taco, Mark and Katie about Distortion- Live Music Venue. Go to their Grand Opening on May 1st and 2nd 2015 at 3828 MacLeod Trail S. I have the pleasure of being able to mix live sound at this exciting new establishment. We talk about the new place, reminisce about the old place(s) and just generally GET HARD! Thanks for listening!

DISCLAIMER: There is always way too much unprovoked swearing.

EPISODE 018
JUSTIN AND STEVEN OF LEAVE THE LIVING
@LeaveTheLiving1, http://leavetheliving.ca
Nate and Nancy talk to Justin and Steven of Red Deer, AB based metal band Leave The Living. We talk about their new album, Pacifist, available May 1st world-wide on the internets.

EPISODE 017
WINNIPEG DEATH METAL BAND ENTITY
http://entitywinnipeg.bandcamp.com
Nancy and I sat down with Winnipeg Death Metalers: Entity! I mixed them here in Calgary as part of their western canadian tour and was thoroughly impressed. Check out their links in the description.

EPISODE 016
MARC AND AL OF BLOATED PIG
http://bloatedpig.net
I sat down with the always awesome Al and Marc of Bloated Pig. They are heading into the studio for their 5th studio album shortly. Check them out at the Calgary Metalfest Launch Party on June 3rd at The Ship and Anchor Pub! There's a good Noctis story in there too! Thanks for listening!
EPISODE 015
RON VAUDRY AND ROB ROMEO
@RonVaudry, @ComedyRomeo
Ron Vaudry has been a stand-up comic since 1979. His friend Romeo is a local comedy promoter. Nancy and I met these guys after a crazy week of hanging out with our mutual friend Jason Rouse. Go check their links in the description! Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 014
JASON ROUSE AND HUNTER COLLINS
http://jasonrouse.com, http://huntercomedy.com
We sit down with stand up comedians Jason Rouse and Hunter Collins. Jason MC'ed Calgary Metalfest II in 2013. Jason and Hunter are on a nation-wide tour together at the moment and will performing at Calgary Yuk Yuk's April 2nd-4th! Go see them if you dare! This podcast and these comedians are definitely not safe for work. Thanks for listening!
EPISODE 013
JIM MARTIN OF TKMB AND CBC
www.reverbnation.com/keithmorrisonband
We talk with Jim Martin of The Keith Morrison Band and Calgary Beer Core about the band, the beer core, tour stories and aliens. Extendo cast! Check out The Keith Morrison Band at http://www.reverbnation.com/keithmorrisonband and the Calgary Beer Core at http://calgarybeercore.com

EPISODE 012
TERRY AND AJ OF SCYTHIA
CHECK OUT ALL THE RAD THINGS AT scythia.ca
NATE GETS HARD WITH SCYTHIA
Terry and AJ members of Scythia, an Alberta-based Power, Progressive, Folk and Bear Metal act. They are going on an international tour later this month in support of their new record ...Of Conquest with the ferocity of a mama bear protecting its cubs.
EPISODE 011
ERIK AND KEVIN OF DOBERMAN
https://www.facebook.com/DobermanCalgary
Nancy and I sat down with Kevin and Erik of Calgary metal act Doberman. They were alot of fun to talk to and we covered what the band is doing, where they are playing, their recordings and some dirty road stories.




EPISODE 010
DAVE AND JAMES OF EXES FOR EYES
BUY THEIR ALBUM FOR $1 at http://exesforeyes.com
Nate and Nancy talk with Dave Sheldon and James Arsenian of Toronto based band Exes For Eyes. Discussed is their ongoing Canadian tour, how they are single-handedly redefining the music business as we know it with #ThePlatinumProject, the record, the band and of course some nerdy recording stuff. Go buy their record for $1 (500 times) at exesforeyes.com, if for no other reason than to prove a point please! Thanks for listening.
EPISODE 009
SACHA OF EVERY HOUR KILLS/ PERFECT FIFTH
http://everyhourkills.com
Sacha Laskow sat down with Nancy and I to trade stories about a bunch of crazy music world experiences we've had. It spans the gamut from playing and pro audio, to touring and record deals. Check out Every Hours Kills new single Almost Human wherever you check stuff out at.

EPISODE 008
TOMMY AND RILEY FROM THRONE OF VENGEANCE
http://throneofvengeance.com
We talk with Calgary hard rock/metal band Throne of Vengeance about how we all recorded together with epic, legendary, 14-million record selling producer Paul Sabu way back in ought 10, new stuff, old stuff, procreating, doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals and distorted guitar oriented music, and RQ comes up again in the end.

EPISODE 007
JIM AND BRAD OF SOUNDSKRAPER
SOUNDSKRAPER - MOTH TO THE FLAME OUT SOON!
I talk to Jim and Brad of Soundskraper about their first upcoming independent release called Moth To The Flame. I had the pleasure of recording, mixing and mastering this fine piece of work. We talk about the band, the record, how and why it almost didnt happen and how Calgary Metalfest got started.

EPISODE 006
JORDAN AND NATE OF ILLUMINATED MINERVA
Illuminated Minerva- The Immaculate Deception
We talk with Calgary Progressive Ambient Metal band Illuminated Minerva about, the band, gear, prog, fests, procreating, doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals and distorted guitar oriented music and the meaning behind their recent EP, The Immaculate Deception. The last 2 hours get nuts. Put on your tinfoil hat and proceed at your own risk!

EPISODE 005
DAN MARSHALL AND DOUG SMODE
HEROES AND VILLAINS TATTOO- PERMAFROST SUSPENSIONS
Dan Marshall and The Real Doug Smode are on the forefront of the piercing, body mod, scarification and suspension sub-cultures. We talk about their extensive body mods, transhumanism, suspensions and how these guys do em!

EPISODE 004
MIKE AND DAVE OF STAB.TWIST.PULL
STPS NEW ALBUM LIFELINE EVERYWHERE NOW
In this episode Nate and Nancy talk to Mike Hoogaars and Dave Corpsey Mosimann of Calgary hardcore band Stab Twist Pull about their upcoming independant release entitled Lifeline. They will be holding their CD Release at Dickens Pub on March 7, 2015. Check the description below for links and thanks for listening!

EPISODE 003
CARLIN BLACKRABBIT OF NO MORE MOMENTS
GOOGLE NO MORE MOMENTS AND BUY ALL THE THINGS
We talk with Carlin Blackrabbit of Siksika Nation about everything from his band No More Moments to wrestling, with a social issue or two (BILLION) in between.
EPISODE 002
MARK RUSSELL & JDOG OF CITIZEN RAGE
GET YOUR CITIZEN RAGE ON! TOURING NOW!
Nate and Nancy talk to Mark Russell and JDog of Citizen Rage, BDFM, and Oh Shit fame about Citizen Rage's new EP and upcoming tour, the local punk and metal scene, and other rad stuff!
EPISODE 001
@NATESBACKYARD #1 W/ FROID & CHRIS RIVEST
@citizenrage666 @therivestaurant
On the inaugural episode we rap with my homies Froid and Chris Rivest. Froid plays guitar in Oh Shit and bass in Citizen Rage. He also died and came back to life once. Chris Rivest started The Rivestaurant, an alternanet cooking show and is a creative writer and radio personality. We talk about bands, Froid's lack of remembering the afterlife, Kennedy and Aliens and other stuff.

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