What's up everyone! Hope you had an awesome weekend and a great Halloween!
Speaking of the Jasta Show. We have had amazing guests since I last wrote you such as Vinnie Paul (Hellyeah and Pantera), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), Danny Schuler (Biohazard), Corey Taylor (Slipknot & Stone Sour), and Michael Polsen (Volbeat).
Thanks to everyone who came to the Misfits/Jasta shows last week! What a blast! I only have one more Jasta show this year and it's Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 26th) at The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke, Mass. You can get tickets here and I hope to see you there!
Hatebreed is off to Europe/UK this week. The UK shows with Volbeat aren't on the flier above because they are SOLD OUT! Thank you all!
Also Obituary's new record, Inked in Blood, came out last week! We have been playing a bunch of the tracks on the podcast and this record is brutal. So drink coffee, do some push-ups and listen to Obituary! Relapse has been supporting the podcast and wanted to give you guys a special deal. If you use the offer code 'Jasta' at the Relapse store, you will get 10% off everything.
Also we are doing something special with Squarespace for you guys as well. If you signup for Squarespace before next Sunday, you will have a Squarespace website built for you! I know what it is like to be on the grind and want to help all of you who have supported me through launching this podcast. Sign up at squarespace.com/jasta (or use the offer code jasta at checkout) then email me at the firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll have a website built for you! Even Crowbar is getting a Squarespace website too! I can't wait for you guys to see it.
Also big shout out to Imminent Peril! Check out their video for "Weed Out the Week". They are featured on the Michael from Volbeat episode. Thanks for playing our Hatewear showcase & supporting The Jasta Show!
Thanks for all of your support and talk to ya soon,
Randy Blythe, Mike Valley & myself are confirmed to sign autographs and take pictures with fans at Rock And Shock Fest in Worcester Mass Oct. 17th!
Get tickets here www.massconcerts.com
We're honored to have Mike V. appearing at The Hatewear Booth at Rock N Shock! Not only is he a one of the most bad ass pro skaters to have ever lived but he's also the singer of Black Flag and an all around great guy! The track "Heart Of A Warrior" he sings on the JASTA album is a staple in our live set. We're pumped to have him come hang!
Also appearing at the Hatewear booth at Rock And Shock is Lamb Of God of frontman Randy Blythe! Randy has a book coming out and will be taking a break from recording the new Lamb Of God album to come hang with Jasta & Mike V, meet fans and perform w/ JASTA.
In this episode I am joined by Randy Blythe from Lamb of God. we discuss the Gwar B-Q, Dave Brockie, Jello Biafra, staying sober, prison, Randy's love of literature, Randy announces writing his upcoming book, Lamb of God's wall of Death at Ozzfest, Steak & Tittes, the events in the Czech Republic and the writing of Redneck.
Seton O'Connor discusses Gwar on the Dan Patrick Show, his involvement in the metal scene, Dan Patrick's memorial for Dave Brockie, the smelly Oderus costume, Stat of the Day, Will Ferrell's rendition of Stat of the Day and a never released version of Gwar's Wheel of Punishment.
Bam Margera discusses destroying hotels with his painting, drunken memories with Vinnie Paul, getting heavy metal on MTV, and how Bam's drinking.
Jello Biafra discusses the importance of the Dead Kennedys catalogue in difficult political climates, punk reunion tours, people asking him for pictures, staying current, and Al Jourgensen.
In this episode I am joined by Nick Newell. we discuss Justin Gaethie's illegal knee to Nick's face, the Mardi Gras in Springfield, UFC groupies, the WWE, working for the History Channel, and Tony Memmel.
In this episode Vicky discusses discuss the hardships women working in the heavy metal industry face, future headliners, great up & coming bands, potential acts on Bloodstock, the Bloodstock brand and evolution of the festival.
In this episode Tom discusses sustaining passion in the music industry, finding inspiration in music, the learning experience from Cold Lake, and creating independence.
In this episode John discusses Knot Fest, a Guns N' Roses fiasco in Colombia, creating headliners in Metal, the importance of big production stage shows, the likelihood of a Pantera reunion with Zakk Wylde, a Sepultura reunion with Max Cavalera, his dream acts for Mayhem Festival and how to get on Mayhem Festival.
Frank discusses Sebastian Bach vs Johnny Solinger, his love for Kiss, legacy bands in Europe, playing the hits, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, rock cruises, and European Festivals.
In this episode we discuss boobs, Polish boobs, licking butthole, the notion of groupies, Steel Panther business ideas, W.A.S.P., Judas Priest, Stix's past jams with celebrities and backstage stories.
In this episode Jamey is joined by Frankie Palmeri. They discuss getting nudes on Myspace, wrestling, Limb Bizkit, his feud with Vincent from the Acacia Strain, working with Joey Sturgis, and his love for Japanese Porn Star, Hitomi Tanaki.
In this episode Jamey is joined by Derrick Green. They discuss Sepultura vs. Soulfly, haunted places, touring Brazil, cutting his hair, prank calls and being the first band to play in Cuba.
Here is the picture of the smoked corpses mentioned in the episode:
New Episodes OUT NOW, featuring Scott Ian, Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Tino Arteaga (Of Mice & Men) – Available Now!
Today marks the debut of heavy metal icon/former host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball/vocalist Jamey Jasta’s official podcast, The Jasta Show. The weekly podcast will feature Jasta interviewing musicians, athletes and influential figures.
During the first three episodes, Jamey Jasta interviews Eddie Hermida (Vocalist for Suicide Silence), Scott Ian (Guitarist for Anthrax), and Tino Arteaga (Drummer for Of Mice & Men). The show touches on everything from what it’s like for Eddie Hermida to fill the shoes of Mitch Lucker to the timelessness of AC/DC with Scott Ian to the next wave of superstar metal bands with Tino Arteaga.
“With all the touring I have been doing globally, I have been running into so many amazing people. Now the opportunity has arisen to do this show and I am so excited,” exclaims Jamey Jasta. “I am doing this because I have the desire to hear people’s stories and tell stories of my own.”
The Jasta Show is produced and distributed by the Paragon Collective Podcast Network. Alex Aldea of the Paragon Collective states, “Jamey has one of the most earnest, distinct and influential voices in metal music. This show isn’t just about interviews, it’s about giving listeners a real backstage glance into the lives of their heroes, their stories, and hopefully inspire them to also make their dreams become a reality.”
Jasta can currently be seen touring the world with Hatebreed and Jasta.
Jamey Jasta talks about Hatebreed’s forthcoming headline performance on Day 1 of the 2014 Black N Blue Bowl, in Brooklyn, NY
On March 11th 2014 Black N’ Blue Productions revealed the line-up for the 2014 Black N’ Blue Bowl, formally known as The Superbowl Of Hardcore, which will be held on May 17th & 18th at The Well in Brooklyn, NY.
After returning to NYC from Brooklyn with the 2010 edition, to reconnect with Webster Hall, the old Ritz where it all began, the BnB Bowl has now outgrown this legendary New York venue and will make its return to Brooklyn at the brand new, 11,000 square foot, outdoor location, The Well.
It was only a matter of time before the BnB Bowl needed to leave the beloved and legendary former Ritz to be able to fulfill the overwhelming ticket demand.
Alongside some of the up and coming artists such as Friend Or Foe, Manipulate, Power Trip, Incendiary and Suburban Scum, Black N’ Blue Productions will also be welcoming staples such as All Out War, Ludichrist, Biohazard, Kraut and 7 Seconds, a collective of artists who will create yet another memorable edition.
But Cuzn Joe, Freddy Cricien and the guys at BnB Productions didn’t stop there and also secured Hatebreed and Discharge, the two headliners of the 2014 Black N’ Blue Bowl, and NYHC legends Agnostic Front, the co-headliners on both May 17th and 18th.
Agnostic Front’s 1986 classic “Cause For Alarm” was just inducted into the “Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame” and Roger Miret, founder and frontman of Agnostic Front, will be joined by Vinnie Stigma, Alex Kinon, Rob Kabula and Louis Beateaux, the original “Cause For Alarm” era lineup, for a once in a lifetime performance of this landmark album in its entirety.
On Saturday May 17th Hatebreed will take the honors of closing the first day of the 2014 edition by performing an exclusive set featuring only songs from their two classics “Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire” and “Under The Knife”. During an interview on the Black N Blue Takeover radio show Jamey Jasta said: “None of you will be able to see Hatebreed perform this classic live set anywhere else. This is it. This is the day we give you our classic set!!!!“
Howie Abrams conducted a small interview with Jamey about their upcoming performance at the 2014 Black N Blue Bowl, NYHC and the exclusive classic setlist from “Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire” and “Under The Knife”.
Hatebreed has been a part of some tremendous shows over the years. How does it feel to be headlining day 1 of your first Black N Blue Bowl?
Feels good! Gonna be a great show. There’s a lot of kids that haven’t ever seen us and a lot of people who are coming out of the woodwork to attend this show. It’s been over 10 years since we’ve played an NYC area show with either AF or Biohazard so it’s cool that we get another chance to rock out together. I always liked playing L’amours in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has such a cool history in heavy music. It was a goal of ours to sell that place out in the early days. When we finally did sell it out in 99 and again in 2000 it was a feeling of great accomplishment. A few years later we sold out Roseland w/ Biohazard supporting us and that was another career milestone so playing Brooklyn again is exciting and we haven’t played a NYC area show in almost 2 years. I’ve never been to The Well but I’ve heard good things. We’ll be ready to rock!
What’s behind the decision to focus on classic material for the show? Did you know ahead of time that Agnostic Front was doing something similar?
Agnostic Front will be doing a special set and we just figured that with the 20th anniversary of Hatebreed coming up that this would be the right time to revisit some old material. We’re currently out on on a world tour and have visited like 50+ countries since the release of our latest album “The Divinity Of Purpose” so we haven’t had a chance to jam a lot of old songs live until recently at the United Blood fest in Richmond, VA. For the kids who are 16 or 17 just getting into hardcore all those old songs are new to them and for the 35-45 year old guys who have kids and real jobs and don’t get out to shows much anymore this is the best time to catch a bunch of bands over 2 days and hear some songs we haven’t played in a while.
Day 1 (of the BNB Bowl) is especially heavy on metal/hardcore crossover bands. How important has the merging of the 2 movements been to both metal AND hardcore?
For us it’s been extremely important in the grand scheme of things because the merging of the two styles & genres really helped us and a lot of other bands and a lot of people go out and tour the world and have a career in music. We went from playing CB’s to 100 kids to playing Roseland and Hammerstein to thousands and then all over the country/world playing for hundreds of thousands. When they say the more the merrier, I agree. I think heavy music should should be inclusive whether it’s punk or hardcore or death metal or whatever. One of our first big shows we ever played was in 95 opening for Napalm Death, At The Gates, Sick Of It All & Subzero. There was metal guys, sxe guys, hardcore guys and skins all at one show going crazy. When the “Get Thrashed” documentary came out. Scott Ian talked about how Hatebreed was one of the modern bands that brought crossover back to the forefront and united the scenes again. We wouldn’t have been able to do that without bands like Agnostic Front, Madball, Sheer Terror, Obituary, Napalm Death, Machinehead, Type O, LOA, Biohazard, Cro-mags & Sick Of It All laying the groundwork and influencing our vision and our sound.
When you think of NYHC, what comes to mind in terms of the scene, and some of its bands?
The first thing that comes to mind is the AF reunion show in 96 at Wetlands, that was a big break for us. Being from CT and getting good response at any show in NYC was a great feeling but that show was a dream come true for us. Whenever I hear anyone talk about NYHC I think of the AF, Madball, Murphys Law, Sick Of It All, Leeway and of course the classic Cro-mags “Age Of Quarrel” album which still holds up lyrically and musically to this day. I hear those songs and I get chills down my spine. Same goes for “Just Look Around” or “One Voice”. and shows at CB’s were always fun but definitely shows at Wetlands & Coney Island High were great too! The late 90′s were fun cause we were able to play in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, Newark, Portchester, etc. there were so many venues and bands from all over the NYC & Jersey area, that was a fun time.
How important is it that the BNB Bowl was created by, and is maintained by people so heavily involved in the scene, as opposed to a random concert promoter?
I think it’s important because it gives bands both old and new an opportunity to connect with people & play to a huge crowd of like minded fans in a setting/format that is a yearly destination for a lot of people. It’s more about fun than business and people get to see and hear songs that bring back good memories. People travel from all over. People get a line up of bands that are unique to the show, setting & area. AF playing the whole Cause For Alarm is a completely one of a kind opportunity for instance. I can’t remember them ever doing that and I don’t think they are doing that on tour and we’re currently on tour promoting our latest album so our set for the BNB bowl will be unique and a once in a long time time type of experience. It’s gonna be a great time, see you in the pit!
The 2014 Black N’ Blue Bowl - May 17th and May 18th at The Well in Brooklyn, NY
272 Meserole St
Doors at 1:00 pm - All Ages Hardcore – 21+ with ID to drink
NYHC Tattoo, 127 Stanton, NYC
Generation Records, 210 Thompson, NYC
Lotus Tattoo, 291 W Main, Sayville, NY