Chats with the Freak

Hosted ByEmmy Susani

Chats with the Freak is hosted by the openly unapologetic Emmy Susani. Every week she brings on some of your favorite people in the music business, as well as some people you might not be so familiar with. She discusses past, present, and future stories and projects with guest(s) using her own brand of interviewing.

Stay tuned each week to hear what the hotmess express has in store for you.

Here are the latest podcasts.

Skinny from Mushroomhead-Chats with the Freak

Mushroomhead is an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as their unique live shows usually performed at smaller venues. Mushroomhead has sold over 2 million units worldwide, and has made 7 studio albums and 15 music videos. Over their lifetime, Mushroomhead has gone through many changes in band lineups, with drummer Steve Felton being the only consistent member. Currently, the group comprises 8 members.


They're currently promoting A Wonderful Life that is out NOW.

Joe Bouchard- Chats with the Freak

Joe Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Öyster Cult. The original band sold millions of albums for Columbia Records with such classic songs as “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. The band toured all over the world with shows in the US, Canada, Europe, the UK and Japan, and has earned Joe nine Gold and two Platinum albums. As a songwriter, he wrote many BÖC songs including the very popular ”Astronomy” which was covered by Metallica on their 1998’s release Garage Inc and the

live staple “Hot Rails to Hell”, which was the second BÖC single released by Columbia Records. Today when not writing and recording in his home

studio, he performs with several bands. His latest group, Blue Coupe, is a superstar combo which features his brother Albert Bouchard, also a founding member of BÖC, and Dennis Dunaway, a founder of the Alice Cooper Group and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His first solo recording, Jukebox in My Head, was released in 2009 and he has since released Tales from the Island, New Solid Black, and The Power of Music. Strange Legends features Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Alice Cooper) on drums, with stand out tracks like “Forget About Love”, “She’s a Legend” and the cover of The Kinks 1964 hit “All Day and All of the Night".

Joe Bouchard will release his brand new solo album ‘Strange Legends’ on July 31st. The first single and lyric video “Forget About Love” will drop on June 19th, with the follow up “She’s A Legend” dropping on July 17th. Keep checking back at Deko Entertainment as Joe will continually take you on a special behind the scenes song by song look at ‘Strange Legends’.


For the last two years, Joe has worked tirelessly on his 6th and best solo album. For the production of this album he enlisted the help of Micky Curry, a drumming powerhouse, who has played with Hall and Oates, Alice Cooper and more. He is currently the drummer for Bryan Adams, playing on all of his big hits. He has over 40 gold records in his archives.

JOE BOUCHARD STORE

https://www.merchbucket.com/collections/joe-bouchard


Deko Entertainment

www.dekoentertainment.com


Parallel Motion and Hopeful Sixteen- Chats with the Freak

Parallel Motion: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4EmeOifsY72NXhMcwN25QS?si=3ssWpJulQa-2tNaliytyDQ. Hooeful 16: https://open.spotify.com/artist/07WZN5rej2GOmPirlPLzHZ?si=8OmrWoIZSWK1FDFh-AW8dg

Ironstone and Alexis from Once Upon A Flatline -Chats with the Freak

Ironstone: https://www.facebook.com/ironstone.official/ Once Upon A Flatline: https://www.facebook.com/OnceUponaFlatline/

Andre from Cut the Berry and Jonathon Eley- Chats with the Freak

 Special thanks to Sarina from Music Hallucinations for making this episode possible!

Cut the Berry is a 5-piece experimental rock band, based in Manchester UK, but from all over the world.

Composed and produced in by André Pires, a sound engineer, producer and "weird music" fanatic, it delivers exactly that, weird music, arranged with beautiful melodies and aggressive latin, tribal, electronic and experimental interpretations. It tells a complex story narrated by a complex soundtrack.

Jonathon Eley released his third album, America 25. On Twitter the following day, Eley thanked his fans and announced this would be his last rap installment. A year after his poignant sophomore album, Tomorrow They’ll Care, Eley punctuates the trend of social commentary with this final installment. Since winning the title of “next big producer” from Ryan Lewis at the Buffalo Beat Battle, Eley has always used his platform to call out injustice 

.https://open.spotify.com/album/2FH1SzVyy4yVsQ8jgqTb0R?si=-qyF4nD6TUyyJHvzMIjdFg

Abi Rose Kelly- Chats with the Freak

Following the roaring success of her debut release ‘James’ corsa’, Abi Rose Kelly has today (Friday 17th April) released her second single ‘Polaroids & Violence’.


The second single from Abi Rose Kelly has been a hotly anticipated one, after ‘James’ corsa’ racked up 60,000 listens on her Spotify after seemingly coming out of the unknown. With the release of ‘Polaroids & Violence’, Warrington based Abi has firmly made her mark on the indie music scene, crystallising an incredibly accomplished sound for a musician so new. ‘Polaroids & Violence’ opens with a slacker grunge vibe, before the hammering drums knock you to attention. Abi’s vocals switch from having a sultry, breathless swagger to a rasping growl, almost as if Lana Del Rey was fronting a rock n roll band, and the change in tempo for the chorus almost catches you out for a moment before firmly pulling you back in.


Recorded at The Lounge in Wigan with producer Gareth Nuttall (The Lottery Winners, The K’s, The A.V. Club), ‘Polaroids & Violence’ was written in two very different parts of Abi’s life. Telling the story of how silly mistakes can sometimes turn out to work in your favour, the basis of the song reflects a time of feeling angry at herself for getting so caught up at a party, and another time when she saw her friends struggling at the beginning of a relationship. 


Abi’s current following is a testament to her immediate success, with her debut headline gig at Warrington’s 200 capacity Lounge selling out well before the night. 

 


Find Abi at the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abirosekellymusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abirosekelly

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abirosekelly/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3K9fu0H0EZDRjNg9TKXWQ6?si=ShijTgvkQ0uMK207UNUPLQ

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1DBnbEqGeHGh4bSLyMNcw

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-897454090

An interview with Abi Rose Kelly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UXw7JMMSA4‘Killer Waitress’ live session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htu3kUfiZjA

Ryan of Little King- Chats with the Freak

https://littlekingtunes.com/?fbclid=IwAR0IBG-p7lj0SUI0o4Vk5B10Ut-cZH-uJseUUYvNf2jcuxeRfYQT60CA_tU FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/littlekingtunes   The Rock and Roll band Little King was formed in November of 1996 by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ryan Rosoff in El Paso, Texas. Rosoff had cut his teeth as the guitar player in the seminal eclectic rock group Tweed Quickly (where he met future Little King bassist Shannon Brady). After a year in that band, he had written enough of his own songs to try his hand at recording and producing a record. Rosoff named the new group Little King (a translation of the name "Ryan" in Gaelic). Featuring bassist Mike Esparza and drummer Alex Lizarazo, the trio played a few shows locally and regionally in the next four months while preparing to enter the studio. Little King's first demo CD, titled Transmountain, was released in El Paso in May on 1997. The group continued to tour and promote the CD, which sold about 800 copies in and around the Southwest.

Photographer Episode Part 2- Chats with the Freak

Pete Noel- Www.petenoelphotography.com Trish Smith- 412nes.com. Shyan Montuoro- IG @shys_shoots Sarnia Love- https://sarinalovewill921.wixsite.com/photography

Shawn of American Dream Machine and Rabid Flesh Eaters- Chats with the Freak

Rabid Flesh Eaters- After over 30 years of a brotherhood founded on the searing fire of classic metal bands like Black

Sabbath, Motörhead, Slayer, and Rigor Mortis, the aggressive foaming at the mouth sonic assault of

the R.F.E. is more relentless than ever.

R.F.E.’s eight vicious new tracks are stronger and achieve heavier, faster heights than anything they’ve

released before. With developed dynamics, extreme tightness, and a heart pounding impact this band has

clearly evolved since their last album, 2016’s Reign of Terror. Beyond setting new standards for today’s

speed metal genre, this record is a visceral homage to their longtime friends, Texas metal legends Rigor

Mortis - drummer Harden Harrison, bassist Casey Orr, and their fallen brothers, guitarist Mike Scaccia

(1965-2012) and vocalist Bruce Corbitt (1962-2019).

RABID FLESH EATERS online:

www.facebook.com/RabidFleshEatersTX/

www.rabidflesheaters.bandcamp.com

www.youtube.com/channel/UC0rL8Rme6BzAYna07g78kkg/featured?view_as=subscriber


AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE has dropped “Bad News,” the infectious first single from the

modern rockers’ debut album, Deadhearts, due for release on June 26.

​AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE online:

www.americandreammachineofficial.com

www.facebook.com/americandreammachineofficial

www.instagram.com/ADM_Official__

UltraViolent, Dancing With Ghosts and Shatter Brain- Chats with the Freak

Shatter Brain are an Adelaide based metal band comprised of members of some of South Australia’s most successful heavy bands. The band draws together an eclectic but coherent range of influences, seamlessly blending fast, razor-tight rhythms with laid back grooves, and boasting diverse vocals that move from ear-piercing highs to sewer-dwelling lows.  https://www.shatterbrainmetal.com/


UltraViolent is a four-piece metal band based out of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.

Formed in September 2014, UltraViolent had a goal in mind to create music they love and share their message with the world as young upcoming artists. UltraViolent started out by performing covers locally to earn the respect of their small hometown. Once UltraViolent knew their direction was taking a more original and heavier turn, they decided to play in cities that catered more to their style of music. In 2016 the band recorded, mixed, and mastered their first EP, “Five”, all by themselves at the age of 16. The band then branched out into cities such as Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading to perform their original music. Eventually they were to expand to the surrounding states to perform their captivating live show. By earning the respect of fans with explosive performances and anthem-like riffs, UltraViolent was a name that quickly became recognizable throughout their local scene. In late 2018 the band released their first music video for the song “Insult to Injury”, the first single from their full length release, “Eviction”. The video gathered over 32k views and 200 shares on Facebook within two weeks. UltraViolent followed up their hit with a lyric video for the next single from Eviction, “Hay in the Needlestack (feat. Merritt Frownfelter)”, their first release of 2019. This video gathered over 15k views on Facebook. UltraViolent released their debut album “Eviction” on June 20th, 2019. Eviction is a concept album that describes the timeline between the inception of humanity, our current state of society, and its inevitable end, ultimately done by our own hand.

Spotify -

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1XEFR7d7KTZZrCVlqh7hfC?si=IFEQEMfoRnOtPOCkJoukxw

"Dancing with Ghosts is an electronic-infused alternative rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, The band was started by Josh Cannon in 2015. After multiple attempts to work within a traditional band dynamic, Josh ventured off on his own and began writing, recording and performing his own music.

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In 2017, upon the release of Dancing with Ghosts' first full link release "Koyaanisqatsi", Stephanie Conner, enthralled with the sound, joined the band, playing keyboard and vocals.

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Stephanie contributed her vocal talents on the band's second album "The Nightmare Inside You", which was released in March of 2018. Along the way, Josh and Stephanie have been producing numerous music videos, which have garnered thousands of views on their Youtube channel. These videos, which have a wide cast of characters from demons, goddesses, deranged priests, witches, cage dancers and more, often lyrically feature mental health as a underlying theme- something they both know all too well.

Both members of Dancing with Ghosts are affected with varying levels of anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD.

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