Now this was a whole lot of fun. Just the other night, I was invited to participate in one of the great Talking Metal podcasts by their hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy.
If you have been following any of the notable Heavy Metal sites that are currently online then you are probably already aware of one called “Talking Metal”, but if you are not let’s get a little introduction going. Talking Metal is a podcast site and its hosted by Jon Ostronomy and Mark Strigl who do interviews with some of the big guns in the Metal music world and with them try to provide an interesting outlet for those who like to hear those kinds of things. Over the last year, podcasts such as theirs have been taking off pretty rapidly in the online world and with the continuing dominance of digital music players like the Ipod, are something that people are really getting into. If you doubt me, just login to your I-Tunes or your Zune Marketplace and browse for them because I am sure you will find a podcast related to any number of topics that you find of interest. Once you sign up for them, you download it to your player and you can continue on in your day and listen to the show at your leisure. The Talking Metal podcast is also available on their website and can be enjoyed that way, but I like using the player myself since I am still learning about all its features. I’ve been happy to meet with the guys during my own Metal travels as I adventure out into the Concert scene of the Big Apple and I have to say that I really admire their dedication to it as well as the strides they have made in getting the Metal word around. As a provider of Internet Metal media content myself I know full well just how much work something like this requires. We had discussed and planned my appearance on one of their podcasts in the future but the scheduling was not really open for us to do it and that whole thing leads me to the subject of this little blog tale. Since its launch the Talking Metal guys have been able to generate some super high visibility with it and its impact did not go unnoticed for it all led to the fine folks at The Fuse Network giving them their own program that will air every week and let them expand upon the ideas and topics normally covered during the podcast.