Episodes

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, …

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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 vide…

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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…

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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: Dist…

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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 answe…

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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 struc…

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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 muc…

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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 wisd…

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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 write…

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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 (j…

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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 eff…

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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 o…

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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 prom…

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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%…

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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 d…

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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 …

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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 ne…

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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…

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March 2, 2022

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy) - How We Wrote "Oh What the Future H…

Trey Xavier sits down with Will Putney to discuss how Fit For An Autopsy made "Oh What the Future Holds." Sponsored by: DistroKid…

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Feb. 23, 2022

The Agonist - How We Wrote "Days Before The World Wept"

Trey Xavier welcomes The Agonist to the podcast to talk about how they made "Days Before The World Wept." Sponsored by: DistroKid…

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Feb. 16, 2022

Carcosa - How We Wrote "Anthology"

Trey Xavier welcomes Carcosa to the podcast to talk all about the songwriting process for their album "Anthology." Sponsored by: …

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Feb. 9, 2022

Dean Lamb and Oli Peters (Archspire) - How We Wrote "Bleed the Future"

Dean Lamb and Oli Peters of Archspire join the podcast to talk about the writing process for the songs on the band's 4th album "B…

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Feb. 2, 2022

Brody Uttley (Rivers of Nihil) - How We Wrote “The Work”

Brody Uttley from River of Nihil joins the podcast to discuss how the band wrote their 4th album “The Work.” Sponsored by: Distro…

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Jan. 26, 2022

Matt Heafy (Trivium) - How We Wrote “In The Court Of The Dragon”

On this first episode of How Songs Are Made, Trey Xavier sits down with Matt Heafy of Trivium to discuss writing the band's 10th …

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