Welcome to the inaugural episode of ‘Talking Metal… and some other shit,’ featuring former Cradle of Filth guitarist James McIlroy. In this episode, we delve into a wide range of music-related subjects, including the evolution of music styles and the evolving role of albums in today’s music industry. We also examine the often-overlooked significance of bass players, explore various aspects of the music business, and discuss the contentious practice of rerecording classic albums.
Our conversation touches on the influence of musicians such as Cliff Burton and the unique challenges of music promotion in the era of social media. Additionally, we explore topics such as online communities, controversial lyrics, media manipulation, the presence of politics in music discussions, and generational disparities. This episode aims to provide a comprehensive perspective on the intersection of music with society and media.
Check out James’ new project, Summon the Wolves!