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Nov. 16, 2022

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil joins Trey Xavier to discuss how the band writes their songs. In Virtue Hyperfollow: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/invirtue/scream Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear G...

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Nov. 2, 2022

Jinjer

Eugene Abdukhanov, the bassist for Jinjer, joins Trey Xavier to discuss how the band writes their songs. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow Gear Go...

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Oct. 26, 2022

Lorna Shore

Adam De Micco from Lorna Shore joins the podcast to talk about Pain Remains. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow Gear Gods: ►Website: http://geargod...

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Oct. 19, 2022

Andy Gillion

Andy Gillion joins the podcast to discuss his songwriting process and his new album Arcade Metal. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow Gear Gods: ►We...

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Oct. 12, 2022

John Petrucci

John Petrucci joins the podcast for a quick chat about his songwriting process. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow Gear Gods: ►Website: http://gear...

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Oct. 5, 2022

Charlotte Wessels

Charlotte Wessels joins the podcast to discuss her songwriting process and how it differs when writing solo versus writing with others. Check out Charlotte's Patreon . Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first y...

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Sept. 7, 2022

Amaranthe

Elize and Olof from Amaranthe join Trey Xavier to discuss how the band writes songs, their ability to keep working on new music, and much more. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear …

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Aug. 24, 2022

Sean Ashe

Sean Ashe joins Trey Xavier to discuss making guitar music melodic again, imposter syndrome, and much more. Check out Sean's video for "Tangerine Dream." Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the...

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Aug. 17, 2022

Revocation

Dave Davidson from Revocation joins the podcast to talk about the band's upcoming album, his music knowledge, and more. Check out Revocation: https://www.revocationband.com/ Check out Trey's new song presave: https://distroki...

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July 20, 2022

Nik Nocturnal

Nik Nocturnal joins the podcast to talk about how he writes songs and how the methods differ between projects. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow G...

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June 22, 2022

Interloper

What is Interloper doing that makes their music SO interesting? Andrew Virrueta and Miles Dimitri Baker join the podcast to answer that crucial question! Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the...

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June 15, 2022

Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson joins the podcast to discuss how he writes songs. He dives into the collaboration process, how he uses pop structure, and much more. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gea...

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June 8, 2022

Rohan Stevenson (I Built The Sky)

Rohan Stevenson of I Built The Sky joins the podcast to discuss how he writes songs, why having fun is the main priority, and much more! Check out The Quiet Place Away: https://listen.ibuiltthesky.com/tqpa Sponsored by: Distr...

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June 1, 2022

Tom Englund (Evergrey)

Tom Englund joins the podcast to discuss how Evergreen songs are made. You won't want to miss out on the valuable nuggets of wisdom in this one! Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the …

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May 18, 2022

Sahil Makhija (Demonstealer)

Trey Xavier sits down with Sahil Makhija, aka The Godfather of Indian Metal, to talk about his band Demonstealer and how he writes songs. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods publi...

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May 11, 2022

Hellis

Trey Xavier sits down with Hellis, who won a Gear Gods contest, to talk about his songwriting process. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow Gear Gods...

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April 28, 2022

Justin McKinney (The Zenith Passage)

Justin McKinney joins Trey Xavier to talk about his songwriting process for The Zenith Passage. On this episode: The snowball effect Incorporating metal with other genres Dealing with emotions through music And much more! Spo...

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April 20, 2022

Myrone

Trey Xavier is joined by Myrone to talk about his songwriting work and his solo project. Check out some songs Myrone has worked on: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0chizW91EIZAvPc4XkCks8?si=0ff8759888e74e26&nd=1 Sponsored b...

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April 13, 2022

Monuments - "In Stasis"

Andy Cozen and John Browne from Monuments join Trey Xavier to discuss their album "In Stasis." On this episode: Writing from prompts Cutting what doesn't work Pop song structure is superior And much more! Sponsored by: Distro...

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April 6, 2022

Sarah Longfield - "Tosia"

Talking to Sarah about her new album "Tosia" and why she used synths instead of guitars. Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow Gear Gods: ►Website: ht...

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March 30, 2022

TETRARCH - "Unstable"

Trey Xavier is joined by Diamond and Josh from TETRARCH to discuss how they made "Unstable." On this episode: How the band uses demos Working with Dave Otero And more! Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first …

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March 23, 2022

Bad Wolves - "Dear Monsters"

Doc Coyle and John Boecklin join Trey Xavier to discuss how they wrote their album "Dear Monsters." Some of the topics discussed include: Why lyrics are subjective Throwing ideas around to see what sticks Writing lyrics last ...

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March 16, 2022

Arjen Anthony Lucassen - "Star One"

Trey Xavier sits down to talk to a longtime songwriting hero of his, Arjen Anthony Lucassen of Star One and Ayreon about their new album "Revel In Time." Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join …

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March 9, 2022

Allegaeon - "Damnum"

Trey Xavier talks to Allegaeon about how they wrote their album "Damnum." Sponsored by: DistroKid (join and get 7% off your first year!) Join the Gear Gods public DISCORD server . Follow Gear Gods: ►Website: http://geargods.n...

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