This page is dedicated to the 'goosebump' moments in METAL as discussed with the artists.  

Ep 62: Evan Berry of Wilderun


Evan Berry of the Progressive Metal band Wilderun joins The Don's Hit List to go over the goosebump moments in their music.

“Vast instrumentation, insane playing and enough hooks to go fishing with” - Metal Injection

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Ep 72: Keith of Cypher Machine

Cypher Machine is a nu-metal/hard rock band out of the Tampa Bay area of Florida who fans of Limp Bizkit and Slipknot would appreciate.   Their guitarist Keith  joined The Don and Grizz to go over the goosebump moments in their music.  We also broke down some songs from Alice In Chains, Machinehead, and Gojira. 

Ep 70: Metal vocalist Suzy

 Suzy is a rock musician who proves that age is just a number. The Don and Grizz had a great conversation with Suzy about her music and meeting many music legends along the way that believe in her. If you ever felt like you are too old to write and record music, let Suzy be your inspiration. Paul Stanley is just of the many legends who believe in her talent. 

Ep 60: LEAH

Celtic Metal Singer LEAH joins The Don's Hit List to go over the goosebump moments in her music. LEAH has a beautifully haunting voice and her music paints a snow covered landscape you could picture playing in Medieval castles. 

Ep 51: Scott Kelly of The Wizards of Winter

Scott Kelly of the holiday progressive rock supergroup The Wizards of Winter joined The Don's Hit List to discuss their upcoming how November 15, 2019 at the Bilheimer Capitol Theater in Clearwater, FL.  We also discussed several goosebump moments from their collection of songs.    Members of The Wizards of Winter have performed in legendary bands including Rainbow, Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Trixter. 

Ep 28: Scott and Matt of Cryptodira

Scott Acquavella (Guitar/Vocals)and Matt Taibi (Drums) of the band 

joined The Don's Hit List podcast to discuss the goosebump moments in their music.


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Ep 26: John Matos of Abiotic

We dive into the dark side with John Matos of the Death Metal band Abiotic.   We go through several of the band's tracks focusing on the goosebump moments.   We also have an emotional discussion about their new single "Emerald" and the tragedy that inspired this song and how it was therapeutic.  

Ep 22: Tyler Tate of Hollow Front

Tyler Tate (Vocals/Lyricist) for the band Hollow Front goes through the 'goosebump' moments in their music. Tyler talks about going through some really difficult times and how they meld into lyrics.

We talk about societal witch hunts, body shaming, and a possible new name Hollow Front fans.

Ep14: Rob Wharton of Cognitive

"The Don" spends some time with guitarist Rob Wharton of the Metal band Cognitive. We go through Cognitive's entire "Matricide" album and identify the 'goosebump' moments in the music. Rob and his band were dealing with touring vehicle troubles as well as recovery from the flu to do the interview.  


The Don" spends time with Ryan Clark (Lead Vocals/Lyrics) of Demon Hunter to discuss the 'goosebump' moments from two songs on their new "WAR" album, two songs on their new "PEACE" album, and one song from the "OUTLIVE" album.  

We are joined by Michael Baker (Lead Vocals) of the band Fall Of Envy.