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"The Devil Inside", "Stay Alive", "The Boy", "Brahms: The Boy II", "Wer", "Separation" and the upcoming prequel, "Orphan: First Kill" are all directed by my guest on Episode 245 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast, William Brent Bell. We had a super cool, laid back conversation about his previous movies, working on "Orphan: First Kill" and his new movie which is in post-production called "Lord of Misrule". I wanted to talk about the movie "Wer", which is criminally underrated and not very well known, well, now I know the reasoning behind that. Working on "The Boy" with Lauren Cohen and the "slow burn" approach he takes with a lot of his films. The concept behind his movie "Separation" was born from an odd place, a movie we both loved as a kid. A very personable, down to earth guy who is simply a fan of movies and carved his own path. I hope you enjoy this one because he'll be back when "Orphan: First Kill" gets released. Respect. Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
Actor, New Yorker and all around stand-up guy. Tony Denison is my guest on Episode 244 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. Tony got his big break in 1986 with his role as "Ray Luca" on the show "Crime Story" alongside Dennis Farina. We go heavily into how he got the role, the show itself and the absolutely ridiculous cast. In my opinion, one of the most criminally underrated shows ever. From the streets of Harlem to television and movies. He's starred in everything from "The Closer" to it's spin-off, "Major Crimes", which amounts to over 200 episodes between just those two shows alone. From "Coach George" in ESPN's "Playmakers" to "Melrose Place", "Prison Break" and "All Rise" to playing Joey Buttafuoco in "The Amy Fisher Story" with Drew Barrymore, John Gotti in "Getting Gotti", "Men of War" with Dolph Lundgren and "Full Eclipse" with Mario Van Peebles just to name a few. Tony has and continues to have an amazing career and would be honored to have him back on the podcast in the future. Enjoy! Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
On this Special Bonus Episode of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast, I have Tony Moran who you might know as the unmasked Michael Myers from the original "Halloween", Felissa Rose who played "Angela Baker" in the 1983 cult classic horror movie "Sleepaway Camp", Harry Bean, also known as DJ Munchies from the "Days Of The Dead" horror convention and Neena, from the Discord app, tech and NFT expert. We put this panel together to discuss the first ever launch of NFT's with a horror icon... Tony Moran. With NFT's coming soon from Felissa Rose and much more on the horizon. This is an inside look at what an NFT is, where to purchase them and what to expect. This is literally a historic NFT drop. The first ever to include horror icons. Listen closely in on this one. It can literally change your financial future simply by purchasing a one of a kind horror collectable. Enjoy! https://www.frightclub.io https://discord.gg/itsfrightclub https://instagram.com/itsfrightclub https://www.instagram.com/therealtonymoran https://www.instagram.com/felissarose123 Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to https://www.deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
Vinny is a film worker. Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Writer and Actor. He created "Womp Stomp Films", an independent film company that has been consistently putting out quality movies and shorts for several years now. Being a huge fan of the "Friday the 13th" franchise, I needed to reach out to him in order to discuss his brilliant fan film series "Never Hike Alone". One of my favorite fan film I've seen so far. We, well... he goes heavily into the making "Never Hike Alone" and the prequel, "Never Hike In The Snow", the concept, the concept behind "Ghost Jason" and the return of "Friday the 13th" alumni, Thom Mathews who reprises his role as "Tommy Jarvis" from Part 6. From the "Never Hike Alone" films to a couple "Halloween" fan films, to his role in Deborah Voorhees' film, "13 Fanboy". This was a great conversation and hopefully when the new "Never Hike Alone" installment is done, he'll be back to talk about that as well. Enjoy!
First off, have a Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for listening and helping grow this podcast. You're all appreciated! You may know him as "The Man in the Mask" from "The Strangers: Prey at Night", or the devil in "Haunt"... or maybe the Deerskull wearing guy from "Wrong Turn". My guest on Episode 242 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is actor, Damian Maffei. Born in Queens, running around the woods on Long Island with a camcorder attempting to make a "Friday the 13th" sequel as a kid. A true fan of horror turned actor in many horror movies. We speak about "The Strangers", "Haunt" and "Wrong Turn" and then go off the rails speaking about our favorire slasher movies and how he visits Claude Rains' (The Invisible Man) grave at least once a year. This was cool to do. And once again, Happy New Year! Enjoy. Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
"Tell 'em like ya mean it, Ma!" - Junior Hubbard (1985) My guest on this Bonus Episode is Ron Sloan. Known mostly for his role as "Junior" in "Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning". He was recently in "13 Fanboy" directed by Deborah Voorhees where h plays himself. We go into "13 Fanboy", the all-star cast and the concept behind the movie, which is awesome by the way. We speak briefly about his other roles in "Tales from the Darkside", "Bonzai Runner" and the Skippy Peanut Butter commercial that ran from 1981 to 1986. A genuinely nice, laid-back and easy to talk to guy. Ron Rules. Enjoy! Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
One of the horror icons that I've always wanted on. My guest on Episode 241 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is the one and only Thom Mathews. Known mostly for his roles as "Tommy Jarvis" in "Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives" and "Freddy" in The Return of the Living Dead Movie. Not to mention, "Joey" in The Return of the Living Dead 2. We talk about those movies and a few others that people might not be aware of. We also go into him reprising his role as "Tommy Jarvis" in the "Never Hike Alone: A 6-Part Friday the 13th Fan Web Series"; which so far, the first two are brilliantly done. I'm grateful he took time out for me to do this. Merry Christmas everyone! Respect. Support and Subscribe to @Womp Stomp Films . They're doing a lot of very cool stuff from original films as well as fan films. Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
Seriously one of my favorite people on the planet. He is the unmasked Michael Myers in the original classic "Halloween" as well as archival footage in "Halloween II" and "Halloween Kills". But at this point, we've become friends over the past five or six years, my guest on Episode 240 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is simply Tony Moran to me. But nonetheless... an iconic figure in horror. We talk about some recent shenanigans we've had together at some horror conventions then go into how he got the role as Michael Myers. A lot of things I had no idea about since we don't even discuss this stuff when we see each other. From Hollywood stories to an incident at a convention involving Felissa Rose to being in the "Repentless" video from Slayer. He talks about meeting one of his favorite actors and how that came to be and a TON of banter. Tony rules. Enjoy!!!
A Bonus Episode of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast! "Hey! It's Enrico Pallazzo!" My guest is the awesome Mark Holton! We met and spoke for awhile at a recent New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival and hit it off. While speaking to him in Atlantic City, I felt like I knew him already, so I asked him if he'd consider coming onto the podcast to have a conversation. And here he is. We speak about that conversation we had then go into several of his movies like "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure", "Teen Wolf", "The Naked Gun", "Leprechaun" and "Leprechaun Returns", "A League of Their Own" and "Gacy" and how he was wrapping his head around the fact that his roles have stuck with so many people throughout the years. What a cool opportunity this was. I hope you enjoy this. Thanks for listening. Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
My guest on Episode 239 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is mostly known for his role as Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th Part 2" way back in 1981. Hard to believe it was released 40 years ago. Warrington Gillette ladies and gentlemen. I met him several weeks back at a "Monster-Mania Convention" in Philadelphia so I asked him if he'd be down to shoot the shit on the podcast. We talk all about Friday the 13th and go into the movie he's in the process of making happen. "Bloody Social - Nightmare in Palm Beach". This movie is loosely based on the true story of Warrington's father in real life who mysteriously died on a Friday the 13th. Read that last sentence again. This was a bucket list episode to do since, at this point you should know how much of a fan I am of the F13 franchise. I hope you dig this one. Respect. https://www.bloodysocialmovie.com
The awesome Teri McMinn is my guest on this Bonus Episode of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. Finalizing the 5 Part series related to the 1974 classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Her role as "Pam" as the second-leading female role in the movie with q couple of absolutely iconic scenes to her credit including a scene that is studied in acting and film schools around the world... when "Pam" gets hung on a meathook by Leatherface. I met Teri at the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival a few years back. A sweetheart of a woman who, as with my past several guests are genuinely appreciative of their fans after almost 50 years since it was released. I hope you have enjoyed this series. Personally, it meant a lot of me for a lot of reasons. Respect. Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
Continuing my series on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", my guest on Episode 238 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is John Dugan. Known mostly for his rile as "Grandpa Sawyer". He is the only living cast member from the original film who has been in three different TCM movies, including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation" and 2013's Texas Chainsaw. We talk about everything from the 1974 film, to how his mom made the best fried squirrel, yes, fried squirrel. We discuss several other of his roles that people might not be aware of such as "Rock Paper Dead (Rock, Paper, Scissors)", Stephen King's "The Boogeyman", "Butcher Boys", "Deviant Behavior" and "In the Pines". We briefly talk about his bouts with oral cancer and emphysema. He's been through a lot but his demeanor and sense of humor are top notch. Enjoy! Subscribe, Rate, Review and Follow the The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast: Patreon: patreon.com/thebrooklynblastfurnace iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brooklyn-blast-furnace/id1211299689 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3DeWJxgLFcwgBhVSU7Hq64?si=BvH52PW_Su2IQIbi1ssM2g iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-brooklyn-blastl-furnace-69295766/ SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/thebrooklynblastfurnace Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=535568&refid=asa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrooklynblastfurnace
Bonus Episode adding to the Five Part Series of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". My guest The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is Allen Danziger. Mostly known for his role as "Jerry" in that classic movie. Born in the Bronx and headed to Austin, Texas and never left. With absolutely no professional acting under his belt at the time, he was asked to be in the film. In my opinion, he has the most brutal death in the movie because of the sheer impact and quickness of his death scene. He speaks about that scene in detail. He has awesome energy and genuine gratitude for fans even after almost 50 years since it's release. A super nice man who was a pleasure to chop it up with. Enjoy! Support: ☕ Dead Sled Coffee - Go to deadsledcoffee.com Use promo code BROOKLYNBLAST for 20% off your order and get free domestic shipping on any order over $60. Tell Mike I sent you ova.
My guest on Episode 237 is a legendary cinematographer with a career spanning just under fifty years. Daniel Pearl, ASC began his career on the 1974 classic, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" after meeting Tobe Hooper. Daniel has worked on everything from "Q - The Winged Serpent" to "Return to Salem's Lot", "The Funhouse", "Body Double", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)", "Friday the 13th (2009)", "Alien vs. Predator: Requiem", "Parhfinder" and a ton of other movies. Not that that's not impressive enough, he has done close to 500, yes 500 music videos including Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", "Joanna" by Kool And The Gang, Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" and "Poundcake", the Iron Maiden "Live After Death" concert documentary, "Dancing with Myself" from Billy Idol, Guns N' Roses "November Rain" and "Don't Cry", "Sweating Bullets" by Megadeth, "With or Without You" from U2, "I'll Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf, "We Ain't Goin' Out Like That" from Cypress Hill, "Authority Song" by John Cougar Mellencamp, the majority of Mariah Carey's videos and on and on and on. An absolute honor to have had this conversation. Enjoy. Check out his ridiculous resumé here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669050/
"I have this knife... it's a good knife." I was fortunate enough to have had the rare opportunity to have this man on the podcast, since he never does these things. starting off my series of guests related to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", my guest on Episode 236 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is the one and only Ed Neal. Known mostly for his iconic role as the Hitchhiker in the 1974 classic movie. His portrayal of a cannibalistic, grave robbing psychopath is absolutely brilliant and has become iconic. This is one of those episodes that I never thought would happen. We talk about making the film, his inspiration, his role as "Mercer", an interrogator in Oliver Stone's "JFK", his voice over work as well as him now being on Cameo. Get yourself a personalized message from the killer Hitchhiker!!! Ed rules and couldn't have been cooler or a funnier guest to have on. Enjoy! https://www.cameo.com/realhitchhiker
"I'd still like to know what you were doing shacking up with three other kids in the middle of the night, especially with a lunatic delinquent like Lane!" - John Saxon as "Donald Thompson. (A Nightmare on Elm Street. 1984) My guest on Episode 235 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is actor, producer, director and Minister... Jsu Garcia. You might know him as "Rod Lane" in the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movie, although he was credited as "Nick Corri". He was also in "We Were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson and Sam Elliot, "Traffic" with Benicio Del Toro and Don Cheadle, "Collateral Damage" as Arnold Schwarzenegger's nemesis,, "Predator 2" and "Wildcats" with Goldie Hawn. He's been in episodes of "Miami Vice", "Fame" and had a recurring role on "Without A Trace". A native New Yorker and all around cool and easy to talk to guy. We'll definitely be speaking again. Enjoy.
Joey Z. is my guest on Episode 234 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast ladies and gentlemen. Guitarist and Founding member of Brooklyn's own... "Life Of Agony". We happened to record this on the 28th anniversary of their debut record "River Runs Red". We reminisce about Brooklyn in the early 90's and the beginning of LoA, before the record deals and world tours. Stories about L'Amours, Lenny and John's Pizza, smashing pumpkins on Josh Silver's front porch and the consequences that could've ended very badly. From the ups and down in life to his production studio, (Joey Z. Productions) and the band to what he has learned during the pandemic, to what's in store for the band and beyond. This was an awesome conversation to have. Support Joey and Life Of Agony. Great people. "Respect". https://joeyzproductions.com
Founding member, bass player and song writer for "Life of Agony"... as well as artist and comic book creator Alan Robert is my guest on Episode 233 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. He is also a founding member of "Spoiler NYC". We speak about the early days of LoA and how he was the first kid on the block to have an Atari 2600 by winning a drawing contest from a cereal box. We speak on the 28th anniversary of "River Runs Red", but mostly we get into his artwork and horror movies. From his adult themed coloring book series "The Beauty of Horror", "Wire Hangers", "Crawl to Me" and his "Killogy" series which stars Frank Vincent, Doyle from the Misfits, Marky Ramone and Brea Grant. His newest project "Monster Chompers" gets released this Halloween with ten thousand limited, unique digital collectable characters available. Alan rules. I hope you enjoy this one. https://alanrobert.com https://www.monsterchompers.com
An Academy Award Winning Make-Up and Effects Artist. A legend with an absolutely incredible resumé. My guest on Episode 232 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is John Caglione Jr. He earned his Academy Award for his make-up effects on "Dick Tracy" in 1990. He created Heath Ledger's "Joker" make-up in "The Dark Knight". He is Al Pacino's "go-to" guy and has worked with him on a ton of projects including "The Irishman", "Heat", "Paterno", "Insomnia" and "Donnie Brasco" to name a few. Dick Smith aka "The Godfather of Make-up" took John under his wing and gave him a shot. He has gone on to work on hundreds of movies and television shows combined including, "The Departed", "American Gangster", "Fatal Attraction", "The Amazing Spiderman" and "Amistad". His early experiences were on helping to create the "Coneheads" make-up on "Saturday Night Live", "Friday the 13th Part 2", "C.H.U.D.", "Basket Case" and "Scanners". Thats all just scratching the surface. His humility and gratitude are second to none and this was a lot of fun to do. Enjoy.
On this Bonus Mini Episode of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace, I spoke to actress turned filmmaker Deborah Voorhees. She's mostly know for playing "Tina" in "Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning". She also starred in "Avenging Angel", "Appointment with Fear", "Innocent Prey" as well as numerous episodes of "Dallas". She recently made "13 Fanboy" with an all start cast consisting of former "Friday the 13th" cast members as well as Dee Wallace who all play themselves in the movie as they're stalked by an insane, obsessed fan. This was awesome to do. Support her and "13 Fanboy". Enjoy! https://www.13fanboy.com https://www.voorheesfilms.com
Z9! is a new side project formed by Richie Mancuso of Wisdom in Chains, The Post America Podcast, Krutch, Boxcutter and Comin' Correct. We recorded this full length Bonus Episode so we can talk about "We Don't Come in Peace", the debut EP from Z9! which drops on October 29th on Fast Break! Records. Richie has been on in some capacity a couple times but never his own solo episode. We talk everything from Wisdom in Chains to Pennsylvania, PAHC, what drove Z9! to be formed, wearing a mask, some silly politics (as I knew he would bring up since he's one of the biggest ball breakers I know) and a bunch of other banter. This was definitely fun to do. Respect.
Does he even need a description? A staple in the hardcore scene for thirty years. My guest on Episode 231 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is Hoya Roc from Madball. We have a casual conversation about the pandemic, vaccines, Madball, his show, The Smokin' Word Podcast, being a single father and bettering his life and getting healthy. The dude that makes you shake your ass with his bass. A great guy in an already legendary band. Hope you enjoy. Respect.
Masamoon (Masamune) was a 12th Century sword maker and blacksmith. Regarded as Japan's greatest swordsmith. Steel sharpens steel. Big Left, Frankie Fadeless, Billy NoJokes and Aztek the Barfly adopted the same concept and incorporated it into a monster of a rap group and are my guests on Episode 230 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace. Complimenting each other and sharpening each other's different styles, creating an amazing outcome. We go into a brief history of these four gentlemen before "Masamoon", then talk a little about movies and what sparked Masamoon to be formed. This was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy. Respect.
Taking it back to my favorite horror franchise once again. My guest on Episode 229 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is Melanie Kinnaman. Best known for her role as Pam Roberts in "Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning". She was also in episodes of "Cheers", "Saturday Night Live" and "General Hospital". We go into why her entire role in "Best of the Best" with Eric Roberts was completely cut out without her knowledge amongst her appreciation for the Friday the 13th fans and how shocked she still is that the franchise has such a huge following to this day. Melanie rules. Enjoy.
The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is back. Thank you for stickin' around while I was on break. You're appreciated. My guest on Episode 228 is Warren Lee. He is a founder and co-owner of "Pitchfork Hardwear", a sales rep for "Richter Straps" out of Germany. Warren has deep roots within the NYHC scene, being a former member of "Out of Line (Queens)" and "25 Ta Life". We go from back in the days all the way through to him being a guitar tech for Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King and how he landed the opportunity to tour the world several times with SLAYER for 16 years. Not to mention being a tech or stage manager for "Sevendust", "Meshuggah", "Hatebreed", "Rob Zombie", "Rancid" and a ton of other bands. Warren rules. Support Pitchfork Hardwear and enjoy. Respect.
I decided to bring it back to Long Island in the early 90's to talk with former bass player for LIHC band "Disciplinary Action". My guest on Episode 227 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is Kevin Caputo. We talk about DA, the band that formed after that, "Soul-Sick" and his "Stereo Assassin" project. Not to mention, brawls, a little bit of shit talk and that time he bit a bouncers nipple off. This one isn't for the thin-skinned "woke" type. Strap in and enjoy. Respect.
My guest on Episode 226 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is actress, Darcy DeMoss! You've seen her in movies like "Friday the 13th Part 6", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Hardbodies", "Reform School Girls" with Wendy O. Williams and "Return to Horror High" with a very young George Clooney in his first ever role. She's been in dozens of movies and television shows since the early 80's when she was the star of a video series called "Aerobicise" at the beginning of the 80's aerobics craze. She recently wrapped up filming and reprising her role as "Nikki" from F13 Part 6 in "Vengeance 2: Bloodlines" the sequel to "Friday the 13th: Vengeance" a Friday the 13th fan film. She couldn't have been cooler. Darcy rules. Enjoy!
Delta Bravo does it better. My guest is Andrew Katz. An artist and a member of the Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team. This is something a bunch of us really enjoy doing. We go in on finding locations.Whether it's iconic photos, scenes from movies or television shows, music videos, sports figures, true crime spots, pop culture or whatever it is that you're into. Not many do what we do, and one of the several reasons why i wanted to speak with Andrew was to hopefully smarten people up to the DBUET and maybe you'd be interested in doing this yourself. if you're into this kind of thing. This was a lot of fun to do. Explore more. Enjoy!
We Return to Woodstock '99 on Episode 224 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. The HBO Documentary drops today as well. So I figured I'd get several people together who all attended the infamous Woodstock '99 on the 22nd anniversary. I didn't know them at the time but we all have this one amazing weekend in common. I'm sure the documentary won't be kind and will have a nonsensical 2021 "woke" spin on it judging by the utter bullshit that was said in the trailer. We tell our story and reminisce about our time on Griffis Air Force Base in Rome, New York. Enjoy.
The owner of North Main Tattoo, original member of "Walls of Jericho" and former member of "Universal Stomp". My guest on Episode 223 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is the super talented Aaron Ruby. He took time off from bis busy schedule tattooing to chop it up with me for a bit about everything from his high school days getting introduced to punk and hardcore, how Iron Maiden changed his life and how he just wasn't "ready" for "Voi-Vod". We go from "Walls of Jericho" to "Universal Stomp" to the tattoo shop. Super cool guy. Enjoy!
Born in Brooklyn, bred in Queens. From playing local shows to big stages in "Sworn Enemy", he has gone on to much bigger things. My guest on Episode 222 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is actor, producer and writer... Lorenzo Antonucci. He headed out to Hollywood to accomplish a couple two, tree things and he's killing it out there. He's been casted on "Game of Thrones", "Ballers" on HBO working with Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson. He played Pauly on "Paradise City" on Amazon Prime with an all star cast (Bella Thorne, the late Cameron Boyce in his last performance, Drea DeMatteo, Fairuza Balk & more). He just wrapped THREE, yes THREE movies during the pandemic with Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Michael Rooker and a bunch more. He has a ton of things in the works and I wish him nothing but the best. Hard work pays off kids... remember that. Scenes from Paradise City: https://vimeo.com/530637106 Available now: http://smarturl.it/ParadiseCity Starring opposite Bruce Willis in three upcoming movies: Reactor (Bruce Willis: Premieres in December 2021) White Elephant (Bruce Willis, Michael Rooker & Olga Kurylenko) Paradise City (Feature film) Bruce Willis & John Travolta He is the co-writer of the comic book "Night of the Cadillacs" (Dropping in September 2021) Featured in the Hollywood Reporter here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/night-of-the-cadillacs-is-a-horror-comic-rooted-in-l-a-diners-and-dive-bars-1234954722/
Being a fan of "Walls of Jericho" and having had Candace on recently, I reached out to Dustin Robert, their drummer to chop it up. But Episode 221 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast turned into much more than just a conversation about "Walls of Jericho". He was in the middle of a tour plating with Corey Taylor when we recorded this. We talk about growing up in Ohio and his early bands including the awesome "Premonitions of War", plating in "Attika 7" and his "Beastie Boys" cover band "Imposters in Effect". He just got asked to do a run of dates with "Prong" and we both fan boy about our love for "Anthrax" amongst a bunch of other banter. This was super fun to do. Enjoy.
Brace yourselves because this one is a non-stop barrage of insane talk. And not in a bad way. My guest on Episode 220 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is actor Tom Fridley. Known mostly for his role as "Cort" in "Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives". He was also in the 1987 slasher "Summer Camp Nightmare" which is mostly remembered for the performance of the FEAR song "Beef Bologna". He has roles in "Face/Off", "Iron Eagle", "Phenomenon" and "The Karate Kid" to name a few. He is also John Travolta's nephew. We talk movies, a movie he's working on, how our neighborhoods have changed from from years ago, he gets abducted during this episode, we draw speedboats and talk about Idaho and Dustin Hoffman's head. Enjoy.
Formed in 1998 in Detroit. The singer for metal band "Walls Of Jericho", Candace Kucsulain is my guest on Episode 219 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. We go way back to her being born in Anchorage, Alaska to moving to Detroit when she was five years old. From her early bands to her joining "Walls of Jericho". From local shows to touring the world on huge stages. She goes into a couple of charities that she supports in order to help victims of domestic violence and women and children in need. This was a good time. Candace rules!!! Check out her Etsy page where she makes rustic plant hangers because she's crafty like that. https://www.etsy.com/shop/RocklandRustics
Since this happens to be the 40th Anniversary of "Friday the 13th Part 2", I wanted to have another person on the show who stared in the film. My guest on Episode 218 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is Lauren-Marie Taylor. She played the role of "Vickie". Always casted as "the girl next door". She was also in the 1982 slasher film "Girls Nite Out", she was in "Neighbors" alongside John Belushi and Dan Akroyd. She had a long career on the soap opera "Loving" as well as several other roles. Out of all of the actors and actresses associated with the "Friday the 13th" franchise, I have yet to meet one that wasn't an awesome person. She's no exception. Enjoy!
After a couple of months, I decided to go back to the Bay Area to have a conversation with, in my opinion, an unsung member of a criminally underrated band. "Forbidden" bass player Matt Camacho is my guest on Episode 217 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. We start off talking about selling cemetery plots, crypts, tombstones and mausoleums... which what he's been doing for a living for over two decades now. Then on to "Forbidden" and the Bay Area thrash scene. From joining the band to the end, to the reunion shows and what might be in store in the future. I've been wanting to speak with Matt for awhile now, so this was really cool. Hope you enjoy.
The first female guest since the single digit episodes. She is a Brooklyn born and raised muralist and painter. Danielle Mastrion is my guest for Episode 216 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. A ridiculously talented artist who has, and continues to do amazing work. Not only all over New York City, but her art has brought her to several places in Europe as well as all over Central and South America and the Caribbean. It all started with a mural of the Beastie Boys down on the lower East Side of New York City with nothing but brushes and paint. It went from brushes to spray cans and countless murals from a Notorious B.I.G. piece that is still running for over nine years and has been featured in music videos and the news. Commissions all over Coney Island, neighborhood schools, portraits of activists and celebrities. She's also a member of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. Yes, she runs in the ocean in the dead of winter and during snow storms. Enjoy.
For the horror fans! Here's a deep cut. My guest on Episode 215 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is Bill Randolph. An actor best known for his role as "Jeff" in "Friday the 13th: Part 2". One of the most brutal kills in the F13 series. Impaled with a spear through his back and through "Sandra" underneath him, though the bed to the floor. He was also in Brian De Palma's "Dressed To Kill", "Switching Channels" with Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner and Christopher Reeve. He played the lead role in a short horror film "Double Negative" and several other movies including the slapstick comedy "The First Time" from 1981. A super cool, humble guy. Being a huge fan of the "Friday the 13th" franchise, these were one of those episodes that was very cool for me on a personal level. Enjoy!
My guest on Episode 214 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is Randy Shanofsky. Randy is a First Assistant Cameraman. His story is an incredible and how it came to fruition is pretty near impossible. From ordering a pair of shoes out of Rolling Stone magazine, he got his foot in the door in order to become a cinematographer. Almost forty years later he's still at it. He has worked on television shows and movies ever since. From the set of "The Outsiders" to "Beverly Hills 90210", "Masters of the Universe", "24", "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark", "Chicago Hope", "Cocktail", "The New Adventures of Lois and Clark" to "Desperate Housewives" just to name a few. A unique story from a sweetheart of a guy, but don't catch him in a bad mood or he'll put you in your place as he did to Charles Bronson. Yes... Randy wasn't havin' it. Enjoy!
He is the singer and guitarist of the rock band "Playing Dead" from Long Island. My guest on this Bonus Episode of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is Sam Hoyos. He is also the host of the "Red River Podcast" and co-host of the "If I Ruled the World" podcast as well. Red River is one of my favorite podcasts. If you're not familiar with it, go check it out. We talk everything from our overall eclectic taste in music and movies to his band which is releasing their EP "Clock Tick Motivation" on May 21st. Sam's a good dude and his projects should be supported. Please don't mind the echo on my end, I explain why that is in the episode. Enjoy.
My guest on Episode 213 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace is a "Neighborhood guy". With roots in Brooklyn and residing in Long Island, Mark Menghi has done and continues to do amazing things. From being a regular at L'Amour to playing in local bands in venues all over New York City. He became friendly with members of legendary metal bands. He founded and put together "Metal Allegiance" with him, Dave Ellefson of "Megadeth", Mike Portnoy of "Dream Theater" and a ton of other bands and Alex Skolnick of "Testament". The even cooler thing is that they rotate guest singers and musicians. There's been appearances by Phil Anselmo, Gary Holt, Zetro, Andreas Kisser, Charlie Benante, Geezer Butler, Mark Osegueda and a ton of others. Way too many to name. He also played bass on the "BPMD" project with Bobby Blitz, Phil Demmel and Mike Portnoy as well. Super interesting guy. Much respect. Enjoy.
The most amount of people so far on The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast! Here on Episode 212 we have Actor, Filmmaker and Director Peter Anthony aka "The Mad Cuban" who was a solo guest several months back. Actor Jason Brooks who I did a Bonus Mini Episode with from a Horror Convention a couple years back. Actor and Film Reviewer Jequient "Q" Broaden and Actor Todd Jenkins who has over 100 iMDB credits to his name. We talk all about "Roseblood: A Friday the 13th Fan Film". Directed and starring Peter as "General Brackbower", Jason Brooks plays "Jason Voorhees" as he did in "Friday the 13th: Vengeance", Todd is an out of pocket orderly in a psychiatric ward and "Q" plays Creighton Duke, the bounty hunter from "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday". Peter got Lar Park Lincoln in the film to reprise her role as telekinetic "Tina Shepard" from Friday the 13th Part 7" as well as Terry Kiser to play "Dr. Krews" once again, which is an incredible thing especially if you're a fan of the films. This was a lot of fun to do, especially because we're all die hard fans of the F13 Franchise. Please back the Kickstarter for the sequel to "F13 Vengeance"... "Friday the 13th Vengeance II: Bloodlines" here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/f13bloodlines/friday-the-13th-vengeance-2-bloodlines
We planned on a second part and now, we're working on a third. A New York City graffiti legend... Charlie The Hustler is once again my guest on Episode 211 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. We don't go too much into graffiti this time around. There's not many people who are this upfront and honest about what they go through. From what goes on in his head to his battle with addiction and the obsession that accompanies it. He fills us in on what has happened since the last time he was on the show and gets deep into it. Personally, I identify 100% with what he speaks on since I've gone through the exact same things. I could speak with him for hours. Keep your eyes open for an ever deeper third show with him. Enjoy.
'Bolic is breakin' records ova here. This is the fifth time the homie has been on The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast. And as always, highly entertaining with zero filter. We talk everything from cavities to starfish DNA to bladder mesh lawsuits. We go from Great White Shark teeth and the absence of so-called "hip hop culture" to how we're not havin' any of this "cancel culture" nonsense. His new album is finished and he says he'll drop it when he feels like it, and that's that. And... he'll be on again i'm sure! Thin-skinned, sensitive types, you've been warned. Nobody wants to hear your complaints if you don't like certain things that are said, so don't waste anyone's time. Enjoy!
Manager at the World Famous "Shamrock Social Club" in West Hollywood, the son of an absolute legend and a member of the "Good Dad Gang". My guest on Episode 208 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is Cody Mac! This was long overdue. We go from listening to silly hair metal as kids to focusing on his upbringing as the son of Tim McCarthy, a legendary tour manager for huge stadium bands from the late sixties to the early 2000's. Cody grew up on tour with bands like "Fleetwood Mac", "The Doobie Brothers" and "Billy Joel". His godmother is Stevie Nicks. We go into how he became the manager at Shamrock and how he found himself in Bruce Willis and Johnny Depp's house on a house call. From arena rock bands to hip hop to the Doobie Brothers saving his life, Cody Mac has stories. This ruled. Enjoy.
He's produced records for and worked with everyone from "Testamant", "Exodus", "Machine Head, "Vio-Lence", "Hatriot" and "Sadus" to "Night Ranger" and "Ted Nugent" to countless others. My guest on Episode 208 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is Juan Urteaga. Record Producer, Engineer and Owner of "Trident Studios" located about a half hour outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. We go back to his old bands to the formation of his former band "Vile" to why he began recording bands. From the shitty local bands to working with legends. A bit different being he's the first producer I've had on but as always, a lot of fun to do.
My guests on Episode 207 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace aren't just the second wave of Bay Area Thrash Metal, but they're the second generation. Cody and Nick Souza, sons of Steve "Zetro" Souza of "Exodus". After "Zetro" left "Hatriot" due to commitments with "Exodus", his son Cody took over vocals and bass while Nick got behind the drums. This happened to be the second time we recorded due to me messing up the audio the first time around, but I could talk to these guys every day. Super cool and professional. The band rules and they'll definitely be back on when their upcoming record "Vale Of Shadows" gets released on "Massacre Records" later this year. Straight up Bay Area Thrash Metal. Check them out everywhere! Respect.
In my opinion, he's one of the best, most consistent rappers over the past fifteen years. From the streets of Boston to battling addiction and hitting rock bottom, the world had something better for him. From the formation of "La Coka Nostra" to literally being discovered in a newspaper article by Ben Affleck. He went from squatting in a warehouse to the big screen and touring the world over. You might have seen him alongside Ed Harris and Casey Affleck in "Gone Baby Gone", or Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in "The Town", "Let Me Make You A Martyr", "Killing Them Softly" or several other movies. My guest on Episode 206 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace podcast is George Carroll... better known as "Slaine". We were gonna do this episode face to face over a year ago but things came up, then geography, life and this virus came into play. I'm glad we were able to do this on the heels of his newest record, "The Things We Can't Forgive", which is one of, if not his best album to date. A super humble, nice guy. It was an honor to chop it up with him. I hope you enjoy this one. Respect.
I first heard of the Bay Area Thrash band "Heathen" from the "Hard N' Heavy Thrash & Speed Metal Special" VHS tape in 1989. I'm grateful to have had members of a bunch of the thrash bands from the Bay Area on the podcast simply due to that tape. Their debut record "Breaking the Silence" is an absolute classic thrash album. So I reached out to my guest on Episode 205 and he couldn't have been nicer. David White... singer for "Heathen" and early member of "Blind Illusion", Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde's old band. We go way back to high school and the metal scene in San Francisco, into "Blind Illusion" and eventually into him joining "Heathen". Dave is also a teacher and a swim coach. We probably could've gone another hour. Their new record, "Empire Of The Blind" produced by Zeuss is incredible. I hope you enjoy. Respect.
It would've happened eventually regardless, but since my friend Knocko was recently a part of the Netflix Limited Series "Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel", we decided, why not do an impromptu Part Two. A Detective Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department, Co-founder of the Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team and all around good guy. We chop it up about some of his police work, how he got involved with a Netflix series and a bunch of other random gabagool. From Brooklyn to Queens to Los Angeles to your ears. We're ova here now.
Bay Area Thrash legend! In my opinion, a bit of an unsung, underrated guitarist and songwriter. From "Forbidden" to working with the genius, Rick Rubin on the "Manmade God" record, to "SpiralArms" and "Demonica" to his newest project, "Dress the Dead". my guest on Episode 204 of The Brooklyn Blast Furnace Podcast is Craig Locicero. We talk about the early days and history of "Forbidden", the Bay Area thrash scene back in the day, his bands and what's in store for his main focus, "Dress the Dead". another super nice guy that I had the opportunity to chop it up with. I hope you enjoy this. Respect.