The Gear Gods Excessive Nerd S*** Podcast

Interviews and commentary with your hosts Trey Xavier and Isaac Stolzer-Gary. We talk with the top music producers, engineers, and players in metal. This is the official podcast of
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Aug 17, 2020

On Episode 17 of the podcast, we sat down with The Sound Of Hits himself, the most legendary mix engineer in music, to talk about everything from In Flames to his philosophy on mixing to his signature gear and his recent STL Tonality presets, to what he thinks of others' opinions of his work.

Nov 26, 2019

We sat down with Brody and Adam from Reading, PA-based death metal act RIVERS OF NIHIL to talk about staying sane on tour, the process of writing an album, and their meteoric rise into the modern metal scene.

Nov 19, 2019

We sat down with Patrick and Tim from New Jersey-based deathcore act FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY to talk about being a band in 2019, the trials and tribulations of touring on the road, and their journey since the beginning.

Nov 12, 2019

We sat down with Finland's own power metal legends SONATA ARCTICA to talk about their live gear, songwriting process, and their new sound.

Oct 29, 2019

We sat down with Tampa-based power metal outfit Kamelot to talk about their approach to performing live, writing new, and what it takes to function on the whole as a band. Oh, and poutine and pizza. 

Oct 3, 2019

We sat down and talked to Unstoppable Recording Machine's Eyal Levi about why really, the only way to truly be successful in the music industry is to be true to the kind of art you want to make, and that you really can have it all without selling out. 

Jul 29, 2019

On our 11th episode of the Gear Gods Excessive Nerd Sh*t Podcast, Trey and Isaac sat down with Cynic/Death guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal to talk about the release of his recent solo acoustic EP Mythical. The release is the first of three EPs Paul will be releasing under the Masvidal name.

May 6, 2019

On this episode of the Gear Gods Excessive Nerd Sh*t Podcast, Trey and Isaac sat down with Enterprise Earth guitarist Gabe Mangold and talked about his tiny home, the tour life, and writing riffs while sh*tting, among other things.

Sep 30, 2018

On this episode of the Gear Gods Excessive Nerd Sh*t Podcast, Trey sat down with Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura and talked about the tour life, playing live, and favorite shredders (or non-shredders), among other things. 

Sep 17, 2018

On this episode of the Gear Gods Excessive Nerd Sh*t Podcast, we hung out with Monuments' guitarist Olly Steele and talked about their newest record Phronesis, all things songwriting, and of course, tap dancing. #cheh

Mar 1, 2017

We talked to pop/metal crossover pioneers Amaranthe on deck at the world's largest floating heavy metal concert, the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise!

Jan 6, 2017

We talk to Mark Morton from the mighty Lamb of God on this episode of the podcast. Topics include the making of The Duke EP, Mark's non-metal side project, gear he's using in the studio and on the road, and more!

Oct 26, 2016

Re-upload - something was wrong with the first one. Sorry!

We talk to virtuoso guitarist Nick Johnston about his new album "Remarkably Human", his upcoming tour and clinic plans, and like, anything and everything else. It was a total hoot, you'll want to come along for the ride

Sep 1, 2016

We talk to Tesseract's James Monteith about their new EP Errai, their upcoming tour with Gojira, and their cult of fans across the world.

Mar 3, 2016

Aaron Marshall of Intervals is our guest on the podcast this week. We talk about the importance of staying independent, the band's new album The Shape of Colour, their progression over the years, the gear he recorded with, and pretty much every guitar that Aaron's ever owned, chronologically.

Dec 14, 2015

Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal, famed metal guitarist, vocalist, and producer/engineer, is our guest on the podcast this week. We talk about the importance of pre-production, recording the Hate Eternal album Infernus, and his old-school approach that new bands can learn from.

Nov 30, 2015

On the inaugural episode of The Gear Gods Excessive Nerd S*** Podcast, Alex interviews Stratovarius guitarist/engineer/producer extraordinaire Matias Kupianen about his very distinct and powerful production style.