Heavy Hops

Heavy Hops


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HH 070: Rekindling (Mikael Stanne/The Halo Effect, Dark Tranquillity, Grand Cadaver)
November 11, 2021

This week I am in Studio Berserk in Gothenburg Sweden with Mikael Stanne, vocalist and lyricist of the melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity and Grand Cadaver.  - Our conversation revolves around

HH 069: Pairing Music With Landscapes (Jeremy Walker & Alex Feher/Fire In The Mountains)
November 04, 2021

From its clandestine roots, to an environmentally focused multi day music and lifestyle event, Fire In The Mountains, has become an important festival in the heavy music calendar. Want to see Emma Rut

HH 068: Negative Space (Scott Evans/Kowloon Walled City)
October 28, 2021

I don’t often have an emotional response to music. Perhaps it's the prevalence of streaming services and being able to access audio and video content on demand that makes music an accessory. Sitting a

HH 067: Vinyl “Delays” (Michael Greig Thomas/Kindercore Vinyl)
October 21, 2021

It’s no secret that the vinyl pressing industry has faced a surge in demand over the last 18 months. The British Phonographic Industry recorded 4.8 Million Vinyl Albums sold in the UK in 2020, marking

HH 066: Run The Brews (Amaechi Uzoigwe & Kate Brankin/Run The Jewels)
October 14, 2021

Run The Jewels has not only taken the music world by storm, but they are also making waves in beverage - and specifically beer. Their history of making or lending their brand to collaborations with Go

HH 065: The Fire Still Burns (Matthias Trum/Schlenkerla)
October 07, 2021

Smoked beers are thought to be an acquired taste. Aromas and flavors of campfire or bacon, when presented in the context of a pale or dark lager, can be surprising, jarring or intriguing. However, whe

HH 064: Zone Tripper (Dave Schmidt/Electric Moon, Zone Six, Sula Bassana)
September 30, 2021

Joining us this week is German multi instrumentalist Dave Schmidt. He is a pillar in the modern psychedelic music scene: his projects Electric Moon, Zone Six, Krautzone, Intercosmos as well as his sol

HH 063: Torment & Glory (Brian Cook/Russian Circles, Sumac)
September 23, 2021

Joining us this week is Brian Cook, you may know him as bassist in heavy bands Russian Circles and Sumac. This conversation focuses on his first solo effort - under the name Torment & Glory - which wa

HH 062: Touring Life (Mattias Nööjd & Axel Wittbeck/Firebreather)
September 16, 2021

This week we're in Gothenburg Sweden at Studio Berserk with Mattiias Nööjd and Axel Wittbeck, guitarist/vocalist and drummer respectively of the riff driven heavy band Firebreather. The band will head

HH 061: Modern British Beer (Matthew Curtis/Pellicle Magazine)
September 09, 2021

Joining us this week is Matthew Curtis, an award-winning freelance writer, broadcaster and author based in Manchester. You may be familiar with his work as Editor-in-Chief of Pellicle Magazine, a publ