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Host: BOB NALBANDIAN

Feat: MAX NORMANProducer

          DAVID ELLEFSONMegadeth -Bass Guitar

          JOHN BUSHArmored Saint- Lead Vocals

 

This special episode is Part Two of the great discussion with legendary producer Max Norman, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Armored Saint vocalist John Bush. On this episode the 3, along with host Bob Nalbandian, discuss Max Norman’s extensive production catalog of the 90's while delving extensively into the Megadeth albums as well as exploring the ‘90s musical climate of grunge and alternative music and how it affected him.

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EPISODE #23- Max Norman, David Ellefson & John Bush-  PART 1

Host: BOB NALBANDIAN

Feat: MAX NORMANProducer

          DAVID ELLEFSONMegadeth -bassist

          JOHN BUSHArmored Saint- vocals

 

Features legendary producer Max Norman along with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Armored Saint vocalist John Bush. Along with host Bob Nalbandian, they discuss Max Norman’s extensive production catalog of the ‘80s, from  Blizzard of Oz  through Dangerous Toys 1989 S/T debut

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EPISODE #22- Bring Back the 80's!!

Host: BOB NALBANDIAN
Feat: -LENNY SPICKLE -Guitar- SNEW
           NEELEY- The Classic Metal Show

This episode features Neeley from The Classic Metal Show and Lenny Spickle,a long-time friend of host Bob Nalbandian and current guitarist in the band SNEW. The 3 discuss current news topics as well as sharing some fun and fascinating classic stories from the ‘80s Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire

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EPISODE #21- The NAZARETH Catalog

Host: BOB NALBANDIAN
Feat: MANNY CHARLTON- Guitar/Producer
          MONTE CONNER- Nuclear Blast

 

This episode features Skullsessions regular Monte Conner along with founder Nazareth guitarist, songwriter and producer Manny Charlton. Manny, Monte and host Bob Nalbandian discuss the Nazareth Catalog of the 1970s, from the bands 1971 S/T debut up through 1980’s Malice In Wonderland. A fantastic discussion and must-listen for fans of classic hard rock and metal!

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EPISODE #20- ARCHIVE: The Great Judas Priest Debate

Host: BOB NALBANDIAN
Feat: MARTIN POPOFF- Author
          MONTE CONNER- Nuclear Blast

This episode originally appeared back in early 2008 which was the very episode that spawned the original Skull Sessions Podcast. Skullsessions regulars Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast President) and author Martin Popoff join host Bob Nalbandian as they examine Judas Priest’s entire catalog up through “Angel of Retribution". This conversation originally tied in with the release of Martin’s Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers book.

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EPISODE #19- Pre-Internet Challenges for Metal Bands in Middle America

Host: MATT HARTNETT
Feat: CHRIS AKIN- The Classic Metal Show
          JOSHUA TOOMEY- Talk Toomey Podcast
 
Chris & Joshua join Matt to give their professional opinions on the pros, cons and challenges that came with being in a hard rock and metal band residing outside of the coastal confines of NY and LA prior to the rise of streaming and the internet. Toomey discusses his personal experiences as a touring musician with his former outfits (Primer 55/2v Negative Earth) while Chris talks about his interactions with artists as a radio figure in the midwestern part of the US during the 90's.
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EPISODE #18- Bob Is Back! & Last Crack

Host: BOB NALBANDIAN

Feat: CHRIS AKIN- The Classic Metal Show

        MATT HARTNETT- SWSS Producer

 

This episode features SWSS cohosts Bob Nalbandian and Matt Hartnett with returning guest Chris Akin from The Classic Metal Show. On this fun-filled episode we discuss the forthcoming epic album from the sorely underrated band LAST CRACK titled The Up Rising as well as discussing the recent interview Chris Akin did with legendary Eagles guitarist Don Felder.

EPISODE #17- ARCHIVE: Blame It On Grunge!

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Host: BOB NALBANDIAN

Feat: DAVID ELLEFSON- Megadeth- Bassist

        MARTIN POPOFF- Author

        NEELEYThe Classic Metal Show


Here’s a great archive episode from the original Skullsessions podcasts from 2011 featuring author Martin Popoff, Neeley from The Classic Metal Show, and (then F5, current Megadeth bassist) David Ellefson who join host Bob Nalbandian in this contentious discussion on the Grunge movement that ruled the music scene in the early to mid ‘90s.

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EPISODE #16- Platinum Seller Replacements

Host: CHRIS AKIN

Feat: BILLY MORRISex-Warrant, Tuff, Trixter, Quiet Riot, Paul Gilbert

        ERIK FERENTINOS Stephen Pearcy & The Rat Bastards

 

Chris Akin (The Classic Metal Show) fills in for Bob this week and guests Billy Morris & Erik Ferentinos share their experiences on stepping in as a player for platinum selling artists. Discussions include: the level of respect they get, whether or not they get pidgeonholed musically from playing with big name artists, monetary compensation for their services, etc.

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EPISODE #15- ARCHIVE- Iron Maiden: The Return of Bruce Dickinson

Host: BOB NALBANDIAN

Feat: BRIAN SLAGEL- Metal Blade Records

        MALCOME DOME- Classic Rock Magazine

 

Here’s a classic Skullsessions from 2010 when the Podcast was hosted by Roadrunner Records featuring host Bob Nalbandian with guests Brian Slagel (Metal Blade CEO) and Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock Magazine) on a special Part 3 episode of the Iron Maiden catalog covering the return of Bruce Dickinson from Brave New World onward!