John Ostronomy, Rob Halford, & Mark Strigl at the Astro Diner in New York, NY.
"I think the show is terrific...I'm sure it's going to be a huge success!" - Rob Halford
"You guys started doing something really cool...I think it's the coolest f**kin' thing!" - Nikki Sixx
"Mark and John are true blue authentic metal fans and it shows." - Decibel Magazine
Mark Strigl, Ozzy Osbourne,
& John Ostronomy at KCOMP
Radio
in Las Vegas, NV.
 
 
 

Zakk Wylde:
Zakk Wylde
(Piano, Vocals)
Bumlefoot
(Guitar)
Mark Strigl (Bass)
John Ostronomy
(Drums)
Talking Metal Crew (Backups)
Video: Till the End

Turtlehead:
Bobby "Blitz" (Vocals)
Frankie Bello (Bass)
Mike Portnoy (Drums)
Mark Strigl
(Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Overkill

In This Moment:
Maria Brink (Vocals)
Chris Howorth (Guitar)
Jeff Fabb (Drums)
Jose Mangin (Vocals)
Mark Strigl
(Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Bass)

Video: I'm Broken

The Spyderz:
Evan Seinfeld (Vocals)
Dirrty (Guitar)
Brook St. James (Guitar)
John Monty
(Bass)

Lee Nelson (Drums)
Mark Strigl
(Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Coming Soon

Exodus:
Rob Dukes (Vocals)
Tom Hunting (Vocals)
Gary Holt (Guitar)
Jack Gibson
(Bass)
Mark Strigl (Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Drums)

Video: Seek and Destroy

All Star:
Kory Clarke
(Vocals)
Eddie Ojeda (Guitar)
Richard Christy (Drums)
Mark Strigl (Bass)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Paranoid

All Star:
Byron Davis
(Vocals)
Metal Mike Chlasciak (Guitar)
Richard Christy (Drums)
Mark Strigl (Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Bass)

Video: South of Heaven


Members of Guns N' Roses:
Bumblefoot
(Vocals, Guitar)
Frank Ferrer (Drums)
Mark Strigl (Bass)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Running Wild

 

December 23, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 188 - VAN HALEN SPECIAL FEATURING IAN CHRISTE

Credits: Em Cody

In this Van Halen special, author and Sirius satellie radio DJ, Ian Christe joins Mark Strigl in the studio to discuss his book Everybody Wants
Some
.Topics include Indiana, the early days, Quiet Riot, Bill Gazzari, Gene Simmons, Top Jimmy, the Eat' Em and Smile album, the best songs with Sammy Hagar, the current tour, and the future of Van Halen.

Photo Captions: Ian Christe and Mark Strigl

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December 11, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 187 - TALKING METAL ON FUSE SPECIAL FEATURING DAVE MUSTAINE OF MEGADETH

Credits: © 2007 fuse

This episode features the uncut interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Dave Mustaine for their Talking Metal on fuse pilot. Topics include Megadeth's Warchest, politics, guitars, tattoos, 9/11, Megadeth's current lineup, Gigantour 2008, and the United Abominations album. The Talking Metal on fuse pilot will be re-broadcast on fuse on December 13 at 11 PM Eastern and 8 PM Pacific.

Watch the :15 Talking Metal on fuse promo here!

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy
Dave Mustaine
John Ostronomy, Dave Mustaine, and Mark Strigl

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December 8, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 186 - TALKING METAL ON FUSE SPECIAL FEATURING NIKKI SIXX OF MOTLEY CRUE & SIXX A.M.

Credits: © 2007 fuse

This episode features the uncut interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Nikki Sixx for their Talking Metal on fuse pilot. Topics include Sixx's new book The Heroin Diaries, Sixx A.M., and Motley Crue. The Talking Metal on fuse pilot will be re-broadcast on fuse on December 13 at 11 PM Eastern and 8 PM Pacific.

Watch the :15 Talking Metal on fuse promo here!

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy
Nikki Sixx
John Ostronomy, Nikki Sixx, and Mark Strigl

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December 6, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 185 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE FEATURING REV FROM DIRT TALK

Credits: Courtesty of Dirt Talk, Get Off My Bach Productions, Ghost Orgy, and Metal Blade

In this bonus music based episode, host Mark Strigl broadcasts from his home base in New Jersey. Topics include H.I.M. as well as new music from Sebastian Bach, Ghost Orgy, and Lizzy Borden. The podcast also features an interview Mark conducted with Rev from Dirt Talk.

Photo Captions:
Rev from Dirt Talk
Sebastian Bach Angel Down
Ghost Orgy Lullabies for Lunatics
Lizzy Borden Appointment with Death

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December 3, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 184 FEATURING OTEP

Credits: Courtesy of PR Brown (1)/Capitol/Koch (2)

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Otep vocalist Otep Shamaya during the latest episode of Talking Metal Live. Topics inlcude the band's new album The Ascension, Shamaya's writing, her Little Sins e-book, and her poetry and illustrations available on Lulu.com. Additional topics covered include Ozzfest, Sharon Osbourne, Vinnie Paul, and former Otep and current Ace Frehley Band drummer, Scott Coogan.

Photo Captions:
Otep Shamaya
Otep The Ascension

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December 2, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 183 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE

Credits: Courtesty of Sire, Universal, Dead City, and Emigrate Production GMBH

In this bonus music based episode, host John Ostronomy broadcasts from his silver spacecraft in Jersey City, NJ. Topics include new music from H.I.M., Fair To Midland, Toilet Boys, and Emigrate. Additional podcast topics include Revolver magazine, Behemoth mainman Nergal, and Serj Tankian.

Photo Captions:
H.I.M. Venus Doom
Fair To Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Toilet Boys Sex Music
Emigrate

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December 1, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 182 - ALL TALK PLUS TRIBUTE TO KEVIN DUBROW

Credit: Courtesy of MySpace.com/kdubrowusic News (2)

In this almost all talk episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy pay tribute to the late Kevin Dubrow of Quiet Riot. Podcast topics include Quiet Riot's influence on Metal, Randy Rhoads, and Evel Knieval. Additional podcast topics include Rob Halford, Metal Mike Chlasciak, Sebastian Bach, Axl Rose, Black Tide, Kataklysm, Alan Douches, Michael Butler's Rock 'n' Roll Geek Show, Bill Aucoin, Mountain, Ronin, Captain T, Hollywood Superstars, Jared Matthews' interview with Mark, the Sci Fi Channel's miniseries Tin Man, and Talking Metal on fuse.

Photo Caption: Kevin Dubrow

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November 26, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 181 FEATURING DAVE WYNDORF OF MONSTER MAGNET

Credits: Courtesty of Nancy Puyn and Monster Magnet

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from the Four L's Bar in Hoboken, NJ. The episode features an interview Mark conducted with Monster Magnet mainman Dave Wyndorf. Interview topics include the new Monster Magnet album 4-Way Diablo, touring, songwriting, Dave's sleeping pill addiction, Soundgarden, the video for "Space Lord," the Powertrip album, Kid Rock, Rap music, the town of Red Bank, NJ, Kevin Smith, Captain America, and a discussion on what is and what is not Metal. Additional podcast topics include the Academy Theater in New York City and guitarist Ed Mundell.

Photo Captions:
Dave Wyndorf
Monster Magnet 4-Way Diablo

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November 18, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 180 FEATURING SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

In this episode, Mark Strigl and Talking Metal family member Em Cody broadcast from their new home in New Jersey. The episode features an interview Mark and John Ostronomy conducted with Swear on Your Life vocalist Militia and bassist Ed Strohsahl. Interview topics include the group's latest release "Burn My Crosses," Sony Studios, Madonnathon, Stella Zotis, Dee Snider, Led Zeppelin, Slunt, Paul Stanley, Heaven and Hell, and the Meow Mix bar in New York City. Additional podcast topics include H.I.M., Em Cody, Dan from Chicago, and Bert Gabriel.

Photo Captions:
Ed Strohsahl, John Ostronomy, Militia, and Mark Strigl

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November 12, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 179 - TALKING METAL ON FUSE POST SHOW FEATURING HALFORD, METAL MIKE, BUMBLEFOOT, & FRANK FERRER

Credits: Em Cody (1)/Melissa Fornabio/fuse (2)/TalkingMetal.com (3)

This episode features the podcast pemiere of Rob Halford and Metal Mike Chlasciak's Talking Metal on fuse theme song as well as Bumblefoot, Frank Ferrer, and Talking Metal's cover of Judas Priest's "Running Wild." Hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from the Four L's Bar in Hoboken, NJ. Topics include a Talking Metal on fuse post show wrap up, Fight, the rebroadcast of Talking Metal on fuse on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific, and the companion block of metal videos on fuse's Uranium directly following Talking Metal on fuse.

Watch the :15 Talking Metal on fuse promo here!

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Rob Halford, and Mark Strigl
Bumblefoot, John Ostronomy, Mark Strigl, & Frank Ferrer
Metal Mike Chlasciak and Mark Strigl

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November 5, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 178 - TALKING METAL ON FUSE SPECIAL

Credits: Melissa Fornabio/fuse

This episode features the official podcast announcement of the Talking Metal on fuse TV show coming to fuse on Friday, November 9 at 12:30 AM Eastern/9:30 PM Pacific. Hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from the Hamilton Park Pub in Jersey City, NJ. Topics include Nikki Sixx, Dave Mustaine, Serj Tankian, Nick Oliveri, Arch Enemy, Throwdown, Metal Mike Chlasciak, Bud Friendly, and Guns N' Roses members Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Frank Ferrer. Additional podcast topics include Eyes of Eden, Gas Lipstick, and Cage.

Watch the :15 promo here!

Read the press release here!

Photo Captions:
Bumblefoot, John Ostronomy, Mark Strigl, & Frank Ferrer
John Ostronomy and Serj Tankian
Mark Strigl with an Alien
Metal Mike Chlasciak and John Ostronomy

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November 2, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 177 FEATURING KORN & DEAD BY WEDNESDAY

Credits: Courtesy of Korn.com/TalkingMetal.com

This episode features interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Korn bassist Fieldy and Dead By Wednesday drummer Opus, formerly of Gargantua Soul. Interview topics with Fieldy include the making of Korn's "Hold On" video, Tribal Street Wear, his Ibanez K5 bass guitar, music downloading, Fieldy's Dreams, Kush TV, and Q-Unique.

Photo Captions:
Fieldy (center) with Munky and Jonathan Davis of Korn
Opus of Dead By Wednesday

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October 15, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 176 FEATURING ARCH ENEMY & BEHEMOTH

Credits: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com

This episode features interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Arch Enemy members Angela Gassow and Michael Amott as well as Behemoth's Adam "Nergal" Darski. Arch Enemy interview topics include Christopher Amott, KISS, and Disney while the Behemoth interview topics include Poland, religion, and David Bowie. Additional podcasts topics include Accept, Serj Tankian, and Down.

Talking Metal has also relaunched a new podcast called Talking Rock.The premiere episode features an interview with Deepfield's Baxter Teal III.

Photo Captions:
Michael Amott, John Ostronomy, Angela Gassow, and Mark Strigl
Mark Strigl, Adam "Nergal" Darski, and John Ostronomy
Michael Amott's signature ESP guitar

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October 3, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 175 FEATURING STEVE BLAZE OF LILLLIAN AXE & ROXBURY

Credits: Courtesy of Steve Blaze (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2,3)

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Steve Blaze of Lillian Axe. Topics include Lillian Axe, Angel, KISS, and Robbin Crosby. The episode also features an interview Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy conducted with Roxbury members Paris Bierk, W.Cody, The Mayor, and Corey. Topics include Iron Maiden, Odin, Rush, Van Halen, and MTV Cribs.

Photo Captions:
Steve Blaze onsatge with Lillian Axe
Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy with Roxbury

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September 24, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 174 FEATURING DAVID BUNTON OF THE SHOWDOWN

Credits: Em Cody & TalkingMetal.com

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted at Ozzfest 2007 with David Bunton of The Showdown. Topics include their latest album Temptation Come My Way, Ozzfest, Stryper, Van Halen, and old school metal. Additional podcasts topics include Slayer, Ted Nugent, Jersey City, NJ, AntiMusic's boycott of Disney, listener letters, and Rhino's Heavy Metal Box.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl, David Bunton, and John Ostronomy
Mark Strigl in the new Talking Metal Silver Spacecraft Studio
John Ostronomy in the new Talking Metal Silver Spacecraft Studio

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September 14, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 173 FEATURING CHRIS ADLER OF LAMB OF GOD AND DAVE PETERS OF THROWDOWN

Credits: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com (1)/Throwdown (2)/© 2007 Anna Avagyan (3)

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler. Topics include tattoo artist Paul Booth, the Download Festival, Modern Drummer Magazine, being a vegetarian, and the Talking Metal podcast. The episode also features an interview Strigl conducted with Throwdown vocalist Dave Peters. Topics include Mudrock, Maynard James Keenan, being straight-edge, and Orange County. Additional podcasts topics include New York Sight Seeing, 42nd Street, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, Paul Stanley, Glenn Hughes, and Frank Ferrer.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Chris Adler, and Mark Strigl
Dave Peters and Throwdown at the Download Festival
Paul Stanley, Glenn Hughes, and John Ostronomy onstage in New York City

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September 7, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 172 FEATURING IN THIS MOMENT

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with In This Moment's Maria Brink and Chris Howorth. Topics include Blasko, Ozzfest, Static X, Megadeth, Tyler Fyre, fame, songwriting, and future plans. The podcast also includes an interview Strigl conducted with Black Metal Ray from Dirt Talk. Additional podcasts topics covered by Strigl and Ostronomy include Chthonic, Tin Man, Battlestar Galatica, Verizon Fios, AC/DC digital downloads, and Rock Nation Radio.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl, Chris Howorth, Maria Brink, and John Ostronomy
Jeff Fabb and Fan

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September 2, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 171 FEATURING BILLY MILANO OF S.O.D. & M.O.D.

Credit: Courtesy of Billy Milano

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Billy Milano of S.O.D. and M.O.D. Topics include the Rise Of the Infidels CD, the crossover appeal of S.O.D., Jersey City, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian, M.O.D., Desination Underground, and the 2008 Presidential election. Additional podcasts topics include Atreyu, the KISS Coffeehouse, Fox News, CNN, and Heaven and Hell's new DVD "Live From Radio City Music Hall" where Ostronomy and Strigl make appearances.

Photo Caption: Billy Milano

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September 1, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 170 - TONY IOMMI SPECIAL

This very special episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with legendary guitarist Tony Iommi. Topics include Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Martin, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Led Zeppelin, Eddie Van Halen, Lunarmile, Gibson and Epiphone guitars, and the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. Additional podcasts topics include Geezer Butler, Queensryche, and Heaven and Hell's new DVD "Live From Radio City Music Hall" where Ostronomy and Strigl appear in the "Meet the Mob" and "Hail the Gods of Metal" extras segments.

Photo Captions:
Tony Iommi
Heaven and Hell
Tony Iommi's Epiphone Tony Iommi G-400

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August 28, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 169 FEATURING VERISMO

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with New York's Verismo. Topics include their new album City of Kings, Gene Simmons, Guns N' Roses, and New York City. Additional podcast topics include a Heaven and Hell/Locobazooka ticket giveaway, Throwdown, Fireball Ministry, Arch Enemy, Axl Rose, Sebastian Bach, and Metal Mike Chlasciak.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy with Verismo

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August 20, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 168 - QUEENSRYCHE SPECIAL FEATURING CHRIS DeGARMO, GEOFF TATE, & BUMBLEFOOT

Credits: TalkingMetal.com (2, 3)

This Queensryche special features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Geoff Tate and Chris DeGarmo. Topics include Queensryche's new track "Justified," the Sign Of the Times 2-CD best-of collection, Myth, the Rage For Order album, MTV Unplugged, the Operation Mindcrime screenplay, Jerry Cantrell, Spys 4 Darwin, Black Sabbath, and Alice Cooper. The episode also includes a short interview Strigl conducted with Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal where Thal speaks exclusively about the Locobazooka concert on September 9 in Mansfield, MA. Additional podcasts topics covered by Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy at the Odessa bar on Avenue A in New York City include Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, Kissology II, KISS in Attack of the Phantoms, Swashbuckle, and a Heaven and Hell/Locobazooka ticket giveaway.

Photo Captions:
Chris DeGarmo
John Ostronomy, Geoff Tate, and Mark Strigl
Mark Strigl, Bumblefoot, and John Ostronomy

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August 9, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 167 FEATURING ME TALK PRETTY

Credits: Courtesy of Me Talk Pretty (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2, 3)

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with New York's Me Talk Pretty. Topics include the band's history and the evolution of the their sound, producer Arun Venkatesh and the Big Blue Meenie recording studio, Al Jackson Jr., Josh Freese, Anton Fig, and Guns N' Roses. Additional podcast topics include The Game Style Podcast, Arch Enemy, Poison, Queensryche, AC/DC, Battlestar Galactica, Don Arden, Donald Trump, and Lonn Friend.

Photo Captions:
Me Talk Pretty
Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy with Me Talk Pretty

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August 3, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 166 FEATURING NICK OLIVERI OF NICK OLIVERI'S MONDO GENERATOR

Credits: Deborah Viereck (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2, 3)

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Nick Oliveri of Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator. Topics include Nick Raskulinecz, Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Casey Chaos, Lemmy, Mondo Generator's reasons for leaving Ozzfest, and Dean Ween. Additional podcasts topics covered by Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy include Paul Stanley's heart condition, Comic-Con 2007, Battlestar Galactica, Stan Lee, Jenna Jameson, Rob Zombie, and Henry Rollins.

Photo Captions:
Nick Oliveri
Mark Strigl and Jenna Jameson
Stan Lee

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August 1, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 165 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE FEATURING "NEW" METAL

Credits: © Scott Clinton/Pro-Rock.com (1), Courtesy of The Cursed (2), S.O.D. (3)

In this bonus music based episode, host John Ostronomy broadcasts solo from Fat Annie's Truck Stop in New York City. Topics include new metal from Clutch, The Cursed, and Stormtoopers of Death. Additional podcast topics include Anthrax and Broomhellda.

Photo Captions:
Clutch live at Irving Plaza in New York City
The Cursed
Stormtroopers of Death

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July 27, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 164 FEATURING PIGGY D. OF ROB ZOMBIE

Credits: Gabrielle Geiselman (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2)

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D. as well as the world premiere of new tracks from his new solo album "The Evacuation Plan," which will be released on July 31. Interview topics include Rob Zombie, John 5, Blasko, and The Replacements. Additional podcast topics include new news regarding Evan Seinfeld, Tera Patrick, and Lonn Friend's upcoming project, Lordi, Sebastian Bach, Guns N' Roses, the Sci Fi Channel, Comic-Con, and Captain T & Ostronomy.

Photo Captions:
Piggy D.
Ray Cannella, John Ostronomy, Lonn Friend, and Mark Strigl

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July 26, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 163 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE FROM ROCKPORT, MA PART II

In this bonus music based episode, host Mark Strigl once again broadcasts solo from his recent family vacation in Rockport, Massachusetts. Topics include Zakk Wylde, Tacere, Alison Chesley's Helen Money, and Nikki Sixx.

Photo Captions: Tacere, Alison Chesley

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July 20, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 162 - BEATALLICA SPECIAL

Credits: Carl Caprioglio/TalkingMetal.com

This special episode, features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted Jaymz Lennfield, Grg Hammetson, Kliff McBurtney, and Ringo Larz of Beatallica. Topics include their new album, "Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band," The Beatles, Metallica, Lars Ulrich, Dream Theatre, and Mike Portnoy. Additional podcast topics include Guns N' Roses, Overloaded, Verismo, and Comic-Con.

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July 19, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 161 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE FEATURING GLAM & SLEAZE METAL

Credit: Linda Rowe (4)

In this bonus music based episode, host John Ostronomy broadcasts solo from Whistlin' Dixie's Texas Tavern in New York City. Topics include Vain, Tigertailz, Ostronomy's fill-in gig with Smashed Gladys, Gene Simmons, Cherry Red, The Mynks, and The Electric Magic Sideshow.

Photo Captions:
Vain, Tigertailz, Smashed Gladys, and The Electric Magic Sideshow

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July 18, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 160 - ALL-TALK EPISODE

Credits: Dunkin' Donuts (1), TalkingMetal.com (2)

In this "all-talk" episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Bionic studios in New York City. Topics include Ace Frehley's new Dunkin' Donuts television commercial, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Mondo Generator, Kyuss, Heaven and Hell, Ozental, Roxbury, Saxon, Spinal Tap, the Dirt Talk podcast, the Rock 'N' Roll Geek Show, The X-Files, and Ozzfest 2007.

Photo Captions:
Screen capture of Ace Frehley in the new Dunkin' Donuts TV commercial

Michael Butler of the Rock 'N' Roll Geek Show and John Ostronomy

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July 17, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 159 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE FROM ROCKPORT, MA

In this bonus music based episode, host Mark Strigl broadcasts solo from Rockport, Massachusetts. Topics include Danny Vaughn and Power Quest.

Photo Captions: Danny Vaughn, Power Quest

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July 13, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 158 FEATURING LIZZY DEVINE OF VAINS OF JENNA

Credits: Mark Weiss (1), J.P. White (2), TalkingMetal.com (3)

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Jersey City, New Jersey. The episode features an interview with Lizzy DeVine of Vains of Jenna. Topics include Gilby Clarke, Stevie Rachelle, Ratt, Poison, Jenna Jameson, and dental work. Additional podcast topics include Emigrate, Overloaded, and Spin magazine as well as Mark's visit to Berklee College of Music and the story of John and Jennifer's podcasting experience.

Photo Captions:
Lizzy DeVine
Vains of Jenna
Jennifer's billboard outside the Hustler Club in New York City

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July 7, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 157 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE FEATURING PAISLEY BABELON

Credits: PaisleyBabelon.com (1), Anna Avagyan (2, 3)

In this bonus episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from midtown Manhattan. The episode features music from New York's Paisley Babelon. Topics include bassist/vocalist Rob Fiore, guitarist Mike Galello, and Talking Metal's own John Ostronomy, who rounds out the group on drums.

Photo Captions:
Rob Fiore, Mike Galleo, and John Ostronomy

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July 3, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 156 - 24-7 SPYZ SPECIAL

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and and John Ostronomy conducted with 24-7 Spyz members Jimi Hazel, Rick Skatore, and Tobias Ralph. Topics include their latest album "Face the Day," working in the studio with Guns N' Roses guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and their relationship Dimebag Darrell with Pantera. Additional topics include Doug Pinnick, Muzz Skillings, Chuck D., CBGB, and breast implants. According to Hazel, "There's something so whack about something so wonderful."

A video portion of this interview where Hazel and Skatore describe their first meeting with Bumblefoot is also available on Talking Metal's new YouTube channel.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Jimi Hazel, Rick Skatore, Mark Strigl, and Tobias Ralph
Bumblefoot and Jen in Bumblefoot's studio

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June 28, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 155 - BONUS MUSIC BASED EPISODE FEATURING RARE ACE FREHLEY TRACKS

Credits: © 2006 Ostronomy.com (1, 3)

In this bonus episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from the Wall Street Journal building in New York City. It features rare Ace Frehley song samples including guest appearances with the late Wendy O. Williams and the Eric Singer Project as well as original tracks from compilation and tribute albums. Additional podcast topics include Led Zeppelin, Powerquest, Tommy Lee, 24-7 Spyz, Metal Hammer magazine, and the Sci Fi Channel.

Photo Captions:
Ace Frehley and John Ostronomy at the Gibson Guitars Showroom in New York, NY
Ace Frehley in Las Vegas, NV
John Ostronomy in Las Vegas, NV

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June 22, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 154 FEATURING JOHN 5 OF ROB ZOMBIE

Credits: Gabrielle Geiselman/John-5.com (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2, 3)

This 60-minute special episode features and interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy recently conducted with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 during Talking Metal Live. Topics include John 5's new solo album "The Devil Knows My Name," Rob Zombie, Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Guns N' Roses, Bumblefoot, Rob Halford, Tom Morello, Eric Johnson, Ace Frehley, and the Dimebag Darrell tribute Black Tooth Bash. Additional podcast topics include KISS, Motley Crue, Meat Loaf, and The Sopranos.

Photo Captions:
John 5
Mark Strigl in front of the famous waterfall on West 48th Street in New York City
John Ostronomy at the Sopranos' home in North Caldwell, NJ

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June 13, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 153 FEATURING JON SCHAFFER OF ICED EARTH & RICH CATINO OF METALASYLUM.NET

Credits: Courtesy of Iced Earth.com (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2, 3)

This 90-minute special episode marks Talking Metal's return to John Ostronomy's silver spacecraft. It features an interview host Mark Strigl and special guest Rich Catino of MetalAsylum.net conducted with Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth. Topics include the "Framing Armageddon" album, the current Iced Earth lineup, touring, a possible live DVD, Larry Grohmann's amplifiers, and Heaven and Hell. Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl, Catino, and co-host Ostronomy include Saxon, Symphony X, Dimmu Borgir, Helloween, Jack Frost, and a discussion on Black Metal.

Photo Captions:
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth
Rich Catino, Mark Strigl, and Jack Frost
John Ostronomy in the silver spacecraft's pod

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June 6, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 152 FEATURING STEVIE BENTON OF DROWNING POOL

Credits: Courtesy of DrowningPool.com (1)/© Devil's Eye Photography (2, 3)

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Stevie Benton of Drowning Pool. Topics include the U.S.O., Ryan McCombs, the "Full Circle" album, and Nikki Sixx. Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy include AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy," Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, and the Talking Metal Forums.

Photo Captions: Stevie Benton and Drowning Pool

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May 30, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 151 - CASEY CHAOS SPECIAL

Credits: Jimmy Fingers/TalkingMetal.com

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy catch up with Casey Chaos at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Topics include Amen, Scum, Queens of the Stone Age, The Damned, Henry Rollins, Black Metal, and Anna Nicole Smith.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Casey Chaos, and Mark Strigl
Tori, John Ostronomy, Casey Chaos, Mark Strigl, and Em Cody
Casey Chaos and Josh Homme

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May 23, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 150 FEATURING THE OZZY OSBOURNE PRESS CONFERENCE AND CASEY CHAOS OF AMEN

Credits: Em Cody/Jimmy Fingers/TalkingMetal.com

Talking Metal's 150th episode features an audio broadcast of Ozzy Osbourne's VH1 Rock Honors press conference. It also features a post show wrap-up from the after party complete with an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Casey Chaos of Amen and Scum. Topics include Ozzy Osbourne, ZZ Top, Heart, Alice In Chains, and Queens of the Stone Age. Additional podcast topics include Children of Bodom, The Mynks, and Fireball Ministry.

Click here to see the Ozzy Osbourne photo gallery.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Jada Pinkett Smith
Ozzy Osbourne
John Ostronomy, Mark Strigl, Casey Chaos, and Tori

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May 21, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 149 FEATURING BAM MARGERA

Credits: Nancy Mazzei/Jimmy Fingers/TalkingMetal.com

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Bam Margera and his wife Missy. Topics include Ozzy Osbourne, ZZ Top, Filthy Note Records, Vains of Jenna, Fireball Ministry, H.I.M., Bam's Unholy Union, Minghags, Iggy Pop, and Element Skateboards. Additional podcast topics include Lordi, Mastadon, and an interview with Gina Romantica from the Circus bar in New York City.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy, April Margera, Bam Margera, Missy Margera, and Phil Margera
Bam Margera
John Ostronomy, Mark Strigl, and Bam Margera

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May 18, 2007

TALKING METAL VIDEO PODCASTS WITH OZZY OSBOURNE & ZAKK WYLDE

Credits: Jimmy Fingers/Mike Inez/TalkingMetal.com

Talking Metal presents exclusive video "podcasts" featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde. The 4-minute Ozzy episode includes excerpts from the 15-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Ozzy in Talking Metal Episode 147. Topics include the Moscow Music Peace Festival, Black Sabbath, Ozzfest, The Beatles, and Jack Osbourne. The Zakk Wylde episode, entitled "The Making of the 'Zakk Wylde' Interview" marks Wylde's directorial debut on Talking Metal. In this 2-minute comedy skit, Wylde casts someone else to portray him in an interview about music and women. Also appearing in this "making of" segment are host John Ostronomy and Alice In Chains bassist, Mike Inez, who acted as one of the cameramen.

Photo Captions:
Ozzy Osbourne on the Talking Metal mic (video still)
Zakk Wylde directs the cast (video still)
Ozzy Osbourne bites an officer's badge

Talking Metal Video Podcast #1: Ozzy (Quicktime Movie) TRT: 4:18
Talking Metal Video Podcast #2: Zakk
(Quicktime Movie) TRT: 1:56

May 16, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 148 FEATURING ZAKK WYLDE AND BLASKO OF THE OZZY OSBOURNE BAND

Credits: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com

This episode includes interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne and Blasko of Ozzy Osbourne. Topics include Ozzy, Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, Dimebag Darrell, Mercenary Management, In This Moment, and Ozzfest. Additional podcast topics include Casey Chaos, Josh Homme, Alice In Chains, KISSology, ZZ Top, and the Circus bar in New York City.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Zakk Wylde, and Mark Strigl
John Ostronomy and Blasko
John Ostronomy's KISSology 5X Platinum Award

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May 12, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 147 - OZZY OSBOURNE SPECIAL

Credits: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com

This very special episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with legendary vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Topics include Ozzy's new album "Black Rain," Zakk Wylde, Brad Gillis, Randy Castillo, Jack Osbourne, the Moscow Music Peace Festival, and Black Sabbath.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl, Ozzy Osbourne, and John Ostronomy
Em Cody and Ozzy Osbourne
Jimmy Fingers and Ozzy Osbourne

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May 8, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 146 FEATURING RON "BUMBLEFOOT" THAL OF GUNS N' ROSES AND GREG PEARSON OF GOMCO

Credit: Anna Avagyan

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal during Talking Metal Live on April 5, 2007. Topics include Mark St. John, Chris Pitman, Eddie Trunk, Q*Ball, and V8 juice. In addition, the epiosde features an interview Strigl conducted with Greg Pearson regarding his Gomco album.

Click here to see more images of Bumblefoot at the recent Music Rising "Icons of Music" auction in New York City.

Photo Caption: Mark Strigl, Bumblefoot, and John Ostronomy at the Music Rising "Icons of Music" auction in New York City.

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April 30, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 145 - BEST OF VH1 ROCK HONORS 2006
FEATURING JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, GODSMACK, FOO FIGHTERS, JIM BREUER, VINCE NEIL, SCOTT IAN, ROB ZOMBIE, JOHN 5, & GILBY CLARKE


This episode, entitled "Best of VH1 Rock Honors 2006," features interviews John Ostronomy conducted with Ian Hill, K.K. Downing, and Scott Travis of Judas Priest, Joe Elliot and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Rob Zombie, John 5, Jim Breuer, and former Guns N' Roses/current Rock Star Supernova guitarist, Gilby Clarke. Ostronomy and co-host Mark Strigl also cover topics including Rob Halford, Probot, Lemmy, Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley, Bumblefoot, Ville Valo, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Photo Captions:
Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Godsmack, and Foo Fighters
Jim Bgreuer, Vince Neil, Scott Ian, Rob Zombie, John 5, and Gilby Clarke

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April 28, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 144 - BONUS LISTENER BASED EPISODE
FEATURING
HARLEY VAN KIRK OF MESSIAH'S REIGN

Credit: Image Courtesy of Messiah'sReign.com

This listener based episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with former Surgical Steel vocalist Harley Van Kirk of Messiah's Reign. Topics include Rob Halford, the state of Arizona, Van Kirk's history and Surgical Steel. Additional podcast topics covered by Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy include President Abraham Lincoln, Black List Union, and Bert Gabriel.

Photo Caption: Harley Van Kirk

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April 23, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 143 - METAL FOR THE MASSES PART II
FEATURING
PETER DOLVING OF THE HAUNTED & SCAR SYMMETRY

Credits: Jim Felber/TalkingMetal.com


This episode features part two of Talking Metal's coverage of the Metal for the Masses 2007 tour. It features hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with The Haunted vocalist Peter Dolving and Scar Symmetry. Topics include interviews Thom Yorke, Radiohead, decibel levels in New York, staying sober, and 80s Metal. Additional podcast topics include Axl Rose, Sebastian Bach, Jon Anderson, Ian Christe, the Sean Baker Orchestra, Hellyeah, System of a Down, the Naked Cowgirl.

Click here to see the Metal for the Masses 2007 photo gallery which includes additional live and backstage photos of The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, and Into Eternity.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl, Peter Dolving, and John Ostronomy
Jon Anderson and John Ostronomy
John Ostronomy and the Naked Cowgirl

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April 16, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 142 - METAL FOR THE MASSES PART I
FEATURING
MIKAEL STANNE OF DARK TRANQUILLITY & STU BLOCK
OF INTO ETERNITY

Credits: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com


This episode features part one of Talking Metal's coverage of the Metal for the Masses 2007 tour. It features interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne and Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block. Topics include Dark Tranquillity's new album, "Fiction," Megadeth, Randy Blythe, Edguy, and Rush's influence on Into Eternity. Additional podcast topics include Ozzy Osbourne, Century Media Records, Vince Neil, Jessica Alba, Music Rising, Guns N' Roses, Ronin, and the passing of former KISS guitarist, Mark St. John.

Click here to see the Metal for the Masses 2007 photo gallery which includes additional live and backstage photos of Dark Tranquillity, Into Eternity, The Haunted.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl and Mikael Stanne
Mark Strigl, Mikael Stanne, and Em Cody
John Ostronomy, Mikael Stanne, and Em Cody
Stu Block and Mark Strigl
Stu Block and John Ostronmy
Stu Block and Em Cody

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April 10, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 141 - VINNIE PAUL SPECIAL

Credit: Bobby Goetchel/TalkingMetal.com

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah. Interview topics include the 2007 Family Values Tour, Hellyeah's setlist, recording in Dimebag's studio, Pantera's influence on Metal, Avenged Sevenfold, the upcoming Little Kids Rock benefit, Cleatas, Rebel Meets Rebel, and Big Vin Records. Additional podcast topics include Damageplan, Ace Frehley, Anton Fig, and the Late Show With David Letterman.

Click here to view additional photos of Vinnie Paul at last year's Motley Crue/Hard Rock Cafe 35th Anniversary Party.

Photo Caption: John Ostronomy and Vinnie Paul at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City

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April 4, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 140 - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY PART III
FEATURING
NICK CATANESE & JOHN J.D. DESERVIO

Credits: Chris Kiszka/TalkingMetal.com

Part three of Talking Metal's special Black Label Society coverage contains interviews host John Ostronomy conducted with guitarist Nick Catanese, bassist John J.D. DeServio, and BLS family members including "Big Nick" Catanese and Pat "The Kat" DeServio. Interview topics include Nick Catanese's recent engagement, Johnny Cash, Paul Stanley, Avenged Sevenfold, Toni Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne, and J.D. DeServio's first bass guitar. Additional podcast topics covered by hosts Mark Strigl and Ostronomy include include Mastadon, Three Inches of Blood, Overloaded, and Messiah's Reign.

Photo Captions:
John J.D. DeServio, John Ostronomy, and Nick Catanese on the BLS bus
John Ostronomy with Nick Catanese's Washburn signature model guitar
Zakk Wylde onstage at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, MD
Zakk Wylde with the MTV2 crew in Hartford, CT (Back) Mike Marco, Zakk Wylde, Alison Roberto, and Greg Kaplan (Front) John Ostronomy and Justin Newman

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April 2, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 139 - HEAVEN AND HELL CONCERT SPECIAL FEATURING MICK CERVINO OF VIOLENT STORM & ANTHONY ESPOSITO OF ACE FREHLEY

Credits: TalkingMetal.com/Mick Cervino Image © Giorgio Uccellini

In this Heaven and Hell concert special, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from pre and post show parties outside Heaven and Hell's sold out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Topics include the upcoming Heaven and Hell DVD, 3 Legged Dogg, The Haunted, and Guns N' Roses. The podcast also features an interview with Mick Cervino of Violent Storm. Interview topics include K.K. Downing, Yngwie Malmsteen, Roy Z., and Ritchie Blackmore. In addition, the episode concludes with an exclusive interview with former Lynch Mob and current Ace Frehley bassist, Anthony Esposito. Topics include Schoolhouse Studio NYC and 6 Foot Nurse.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl and Ronnie James Dio in 1986
Mick Cervino onstage in Milan, Italy
John Ostronomy, Annie, Anthony Esposito, and Mark Strigl at the Channel 4 Pub

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March 28, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 138 FEATURING IAN CHRISTE

Credits: Em Cody

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with author and Sirius satellie radio DJ, Ian Christe. Topics include Christe's book Sound Of The Beast, Sirius' "Hard Attack," Burzum, Black Metal, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Dio, Amon Amarth, Pentagram, Motley Crue, Bathory, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Blind Guardian, Chicago's Rose Records, Metallica, and the Stooges. Additional podcast topics discussed by Strigl and host John Ostronomy include Swashbuckle, Q*Ball, and Gibson guitars.

Join Mark and John before the Heaven and Hell show this Friday at
Channel 4 Pub on 48th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City for a pre-show drink and podcast recording.

Photo Captions: Ian Christe and Mark Strigl

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March 26, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 137 FEATURING JOHN CAMPBELL OF
LAMB OF GOD

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Lamb of God bassist John Campbell. Interview topics include Ozzfest 2007, the Grammys, Conan O'Brien, Fangoria Magazine, and the Hellraiser movie series. Additional podcast topics include Arch Enemy, Peter Criss, Scott Ian, Battlestar Galactica, Ian Christe, and the new Star Wars R2-D2 mailboxes.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, John Campbell, and Mark Strigl
John Ostronomy and Peter Criss
Mark Strigl and Scott Ian

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March 19, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 136 - K.K. DOWNING SPECIAL

Credit: Jari Asell, 2007 Courtesy of K.K. Downing.net

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with legendary guitarist, K.K. Downing of Judas Priest. Interview topics include the K.K. Downing Steel Mill, Judas Priest, Violent Storm, Mick Cervino, and Gibson Guitars. Additional podcast topics include Guns N' Roses, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Heaven and Hell, Ian Christie, Scott Ian, and Battlestar Galactica.

Photo Caption:
K.K. Downing with his Gibson Custom Judas Priest signature model Flying V

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March 15, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 135 FEATURING CARMINE APPICE

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

In this episode recorded at O'Reilly's Pub in New York City, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by special guest Misty. The episode features an interview Ostronomy conducted with legendary drummer Carmine Appice. Interview topics include Blue Murder, King Kobra, Ozzy Osbourne, Carmine Appice's Slam! project, his new Realistic Rock DVD, and Slingerland Drums. Additional podcast topics include the T.J. Martell Foundation/Concrete Marketing benefit in New York City, John Cosimano, the new TalkingMetalForums.com, Black Majesty, and Carmine Appice music from the Podsafe Music Network featuring Brian May and Ted Nugent.

Photo Captions:
Carmine Appice and John Ostronomy
Lesia, John Ostronomy, and Misty

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March 12, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 134 - NOLITA HOUSE FINALE

Credit: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com

In this third and final episode recorded at New York City's Nolita House, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are again joined by Talking Metal friends, Jon Simpson and Jerred Mathews. Topics include Guns N' Roses, Epica, Harly Van Kirk, Messiah's Reign, Iron Maiden, Ronin, Donny G, Elis, Sandra Schleret, Mid-West Metal Magazine, and a Metal magazine giveaway.

Photo Caption: Jon Simpson, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy, and Jerred Mathews

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March 9, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 133 - RONIN SPECIAL

Credits: Courtesy of Ronin

In this Ronin special, recorded at New York City's Nolita House, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are once again joined by Talking Metal friends, Jon Simpson and Jerred Mathews. The show features an interview with Ronin bassist Ninja Boy. Topics include New York City, 9/11/01, Frank Bello, and Michael Sapp. Additional podcast topics include 24-7 Spyz, Bumblefoot, Ranger X, El Gotten, and an Earth shattering announcement regarding Captain T.

Photo Captions:
Captain T, Ninja Boy, and Michael Sapp
Ranger X and Captain T

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March 5, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 132 FEATURING MIKEY DOLING OF INVITRO

Credits: Courtesy of Soulflyweb.com/Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com

In this episode, recorded at New York City's Nolita House, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Talking Metal friends, Jon Simpson and Jerred Mathews. The show features an interview with former Soulfly/Snot guitarist Mikey Doling of Invitro. Topics include Snot, Soulfly, Kyle Turley, and Invitro. Additional podcast topics include Guns N' Roses, Bumblefoot, Van Halen, Probot, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky, Anna Nicole Smith, Bert Gabriel, and Gina Romanitca from New York City's Circus bar.

Photo Captions:
Mikey Doling
Jon Simpson, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy, and Jerred Mathews

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February 26, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 131 - EATING WITH FRANK & BUMBLEFOOT

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

In this episode, titled "Eating with Frank & Bumblefoot," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy sit down at New York's Triple Crown Ale House with Guns N' Roses members Frank Ferrer and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Topics include Untouchable, "Chinese Democracy," and exciting new Ace Frehley news. Additional podcast topics include KISS, Iron Maiden, Tool, Honky Toast, Richard Fortus, Tommy Stinson, and Q*Ball.

Click here to check out the Eating with Frank & Bumblefoot and the Untouchable photo galleries!

Photo Captions:
Frank Ferrer, John Ostronomy, and Bumblefoot
Frank Ferrer, Mark Strigl, and Bumblefoot

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February 25, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 130 - BONUS SUNDAY EPISODE FEATURING TONY KUZMINSKI

Credit: Courtsey of Tony Kuzminski

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. The episode features an interview Strigl consducted with music journalist Tony Kuzminski. Topics include Lonn Friend, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest, Jeff Buckley, antiMusic.com, and Rockstar Supernova. Additional podcast topics include listener e-mail and GoDaddy.com.

Photo Caption: Lonn Friend and Tony Kuminski

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February 22, 2007

NEW TALKING METAL EXCLUSIVES
NICK CATANESE OF BLACK LABEL SOCIETY VIDEO PODCASTS EPISODES 3 & 4

Credits: Mike Pizutti/TalkingMetal.com/Alison Roberto

Talking Metal has posted episodes 3 and 4 of their exclusive series of four video podcasts featuring Nick Catanese of Black Label Society. All four movies, presented by Detroit's tranZmission Productions, document last year's first ever Black Label Society "Shot To Hell" listening party as well as the induction of Catanese's Washburn signature model guitar and Black Label Society denim vest into the Hard Rock Cafe in Catanese's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Talking Metal has also posted photos from Zakk Wylde's acoustic performance for The Rock 106.9 WCCC in Hartford, CT on Monday, February 19. The event was shot by a video crew from MTV2.

Click here to check out the photos!

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Nick Catanese, and Chris Kiszka
Chris Kizka, Mike Pizutti, and Nick Catanese
(Back) Mike Marco, Zakk Wylde, Alison Roberto, and Greg Kaplan (Front) John Ostronomy and Justin Newman

Nick Catanese Episode 3 (Quicktime Movie)
Nick Catanese Episode 4
(Quicktime Movie)
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February 19, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 129 FEATURING IN THIS MOMENT & WOLF

Credits: TalkingMetal.com (1 & 2)/Snowy Shaw (3)

This episode features a debut song sample of the track "Beautiful Tragedy" from In This Moment and interviews hosts John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl conducted with In This Moment's Maria Brink and Chris Howorth and Wolf's Johannes "Axeman" Losbäck. In This Moment interview topics include MySpace, Kittie, and the making of the "Prayers" video. Wolf interview topics include the "Evil Dead" movie, W.A.S.P., and the "I Will Kill Again" video. Additional podcast topics include Messiah's Reign, Battlestar Galactica, Robin Quivers, and Tyler Fyre.

Check the News section later this week to see Talking Metal's In This Moment photo gallery.

Photo Captions:
Maria Brink of In This Moment and John Ostronomy
Chris Howorth of In This Momentand John Ostronomy
Johannes "Axeman" Losbäck of Wolf

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February 15, 2007

NEW TALKING METAL EXCLUSIVES
NICK CATANESE OF BLACK LABEL SOCIETY VIDEO PODCASTS EPISODES 1 & 2

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

Talking Metal has posted episodes 1 and 2 of their exclusive series of four video podcasts featuring Nick Catanese of Black Label Society. All four movies, presented by Detroit's tranZmission Productions, document last year's first ever Black Label Society "Shot To Hell" listening party as well as the induction of Catanese's Washburn signature model guitar and Black Label Society denim vest into the Hard Rock Cafe in Catanese's hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy and Nick Catanese
Mark Strigl, Em Cody, Nick Catanese, and Big Nick Catanese

Nick Catanese Episode 1 (Quicktime Movie)
Nick Catanese Episode 2
(Quicktime Movie)
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February 14, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 128 - BONUS C.C. BANANA SPECIAL!

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

In this very special bonus episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are once again joined by guest host C.C. Banana. Podcast topics include Guns N' Roses, Twisted Sister, Dirty Rig, KISS, Rob Halford, Satelite Party, 3 Inches of Blood, Manowar, and The Cursed. Additional topics include Brooke Hogan, Lydia Criss, Tila Tequila, Star Wars, and Maul Stanley.

Click here to check out the C.C. Banana photo gallery.

Photo Captions:
C.C. Banana and Mark Strigl
C.C. Banana and John Ostronomy

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February 9, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 127 - BLACK SABBATH SPECIAL II
FEATURING
VINNY APPICE

Photos Courtesy of VinnyAppice.com

In part two of their Black Sabbath coverage, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by guest host C.C. Banana. The episode features a new 20-minute interview Talking Metal conducted with legendary drummer Vinny Appice. Interview topics include Heaven and Hell, 3 Legged Dogg, Carmine Appice, John Lennon, Eddie Van Halen, and Bill Ward. Additional podcast topics include Ronnie James Dio, Guns N' Roses, and Twisted Sister.

Photo Captions:
Black Sabbath: Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, and Vinny Appice
Vinny Appice

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February 5, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 126 FEATURING ARMY OF ANYONE

Photos Courtesy of Army of Anyone

This episode features a 20-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Army of Anyone bassist Robert DeLeo. Interview topics include Dean DeLeo, Richard Patrick, Ray Luzier, Stone Temple Pilots, and Filter. Additional podcast topics include Aerosmith, Bob Ezrin, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper.

Photo Captions:
Army of Anyone: Ray Luzier, Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo, and Richard Patrick
Robert Deleo

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January 30, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 125 - MR. AND MRS. BUMBLEFOOT

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

In this special episode, titled "Mr. and Mrs. Bumblefoot," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and his wife Jen on location at Bumblefoot's recording studio. Interview topics include Frank Ferrer, Chris Pitman, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Van Halen. Additional podcast topics include animals, veterinary medicine, Gibson Guitars, Vigier Guitars, Bald Freak Records, and Q*Ball.

Click here to check out the Mr. and Mrs. Bumblefoot photo gallery.

Photo Captions:
Jen and Bumblefoot
Mark Strigl, Jen, and Bumblefoot
John Ostronomy, Jen, and Bumblefoot

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January 28, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 124 FEATURING HYDROGYN

Credits: Scarpati/Terry Turner/TalkingMetal.com

This episode features interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Julie and Jeff Westlake of Hydrogyn. Topics include Michael Wagener, NASCAR, and modeling. Additional podcast topics include Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Guns N' Roses, Rob Halford, and listener letters.

Photo Captions:
Julie of Hydrogyn
Julie (center) and Jeff Westlake (far right) with Hydrogyn
Gene Simmons and Mark Strigl (1995)

Ace Frehley and John Ostronomy (1996)

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January 22, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 123 - JACK FROST SPECIAL

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are once again joined by Seven Witches guitarist Jack Frost and Metal Asylum's Rich Catino. Interview topics include Frostbite, Metalium, Chris Caffery, Savatage, and The Bronx Casket Co. Additional podcast topics include Jeff Scott Soto, Neil Schon, and Chris Daughtry. The episode also features giveaways from both Screaming Ferret and Metal Blade Records.

Photo Captions:
Rich Catino, Mark Strigl, and Jack Frost
Rich Catino, John Ostronomy, and Jack Frost

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January 17, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 122 - BLACK SABBATH SPECIAL
FEATURING MARTIN POPOFF & JACK FROST

Credits: Courtesy of MartinPopoff.com/Courtesy of Jack Frost

In this Black Sabbath special, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by Seven Witches guitarist Jack Frost and Metal Asylum's Rich Catino. Featured is an interview Strigl conducted with Metal historian Martin Popoff of BraveWords.com. Interview topics include all original Black Sabbath members, Dio and Heaven and Hell, Ian Gillan, the "Black Zeppelin" rumor, and the possibility of a 40th anniversary tour. Additional podcast topics include Guns N' Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, and The Bronx Casket Co.

Photo Captions:
Jason Newsted and Martin Popoff
Jack Frost

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January 14, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 121 - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY PART II

Credits: Courtesy of Schecter Guitars/TalkingMetal.com/Courtesy of John J.D. Deservio

In part two of their Black Label Society special coverage, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Black Label Society bassist John J.D. DeServio. Interview topics include Zakk Wylde, Richie Kotzen, Derek Sherinian, Louis "Red" Deutch, and the Bum Bar Bastards. Additional podcast topics include Bumblefoot, Crucified Barbara, and GoDaddy.com.

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Photo Captions:
John J.D. DeServio with his Schecter 5-String Bass
John J.D. DeServio
onstage at Ozzfest 2006 in New York City
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January 8, 2007

TALKING METAL EPISODE 120 - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY PART I

Credits: Mike Pizutti/TalkingMetal.com

In part one of their Black Label Society special coverage, host John Ostronomy is joined by Black Label Society guitarist Nick Catanese. Interview topics include Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde, Gene Simmons, and the Washburn Guitars video podcasts. Additional podcast topics covered by Ostronomy and co-host Mark Strigl include Thor, Marilyn Manson, the Paul Green School of Rock Music, and GoDaddy.com.

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Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Nick Catanese, and Chris Kiszka
Mark Strigl, Em Cody, Nick Catanese, and Big Nick Catanese

Zakk Wylde and
Nick Catanese onstage at Ozzfest 2006 in New York City

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May 1, 2006 - December 30, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODES 60 - 119

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2007
# 120 Nick Catanese
# 121 John J.D. DeServio
# 122 Martin Popoff

# 123 Jack Frost
Special
# 124 Hydrogen
# 125 Bumblefoot
# 126 Army of Anyone
# 127 Sabbath II
# 128 C.C. Banana
# 129 In This Moment/Wolf
# 130 Tony Kuzminski
# 131 Guns N' Roses
# 132 Invitro
# 133 Ronin Special
# 134 Nolita Finale
# 135 Carmine Appice
# 136 K.K. Downing
# 137 Lamb Of God
# 138 Ian Christe
# 139 M. Cervino/A. Esposito

# 140 Nick Catanese
# 141 Vinnie Paul
# 142 MFTM I
# 143 MFTM II
# 144 Harley Van Kirk
# 145 Rock Honors
# 146 Bumblefoot
# 147 Ozzy Osbourne

# 148 Zakk Wylde & Blasko

# 149 Bam Margera
# 150 Ozzy & Casey Chaos
# 151 Casey Chaos
# 152 Drowning. Pool
# 153 Iced Earth
# 154 John 5
# 155 Bonus
# 156 24-7 Spyz

# 157 Paisley Babelon

# 158 Vains of Jenna

# 159 Bonus
# 160 All-Talk Episode
# 161 Bonus
# 162 Beatallica Special
# 163 Bonus
# 164 Piggy D.

# 165 Bonus
# 166 Nick Oliveri
# 167 Me Talk Pretty
# 168 Queensryche & BBF
# 169 Verismo
# 170 Tony Iommi Special

# 171 Billy Milano
# 172 In This Moment
# 173 Lamb of God
# 174 The Showdown
# 174 Lillian Axe
# 176 ArchEnemy
# 177 Korn

# 178 fuse Pilot Tune-In

# 179 fuse Post
Show
# 180 SwearOnYourLife

# 181 Dave Wyndorf
# 182 Kevin DuBrow Tribute
# 183 Bonus

# 184 Otep

# 185 Bonus

# 186 Nikki Sixx Uncut
# 187 Dave Mustaine Uncut
# 188 Ian Christe