Sumerian Records and Summer Slaughter Tour Founder Ash Avildsen on The MetalSucks Podcast #156
Sumerian Records proprietor Ash Avildsen is our guest this week. You might know him from an array of different projects, whether you are a fan of his music, the bands on his label, his pioneering touring packages like Summer Slaughter or the recent movie What Now and soon-to-come American Satan. We started our chat by celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Summer Slaughter Tour with Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Suffocation, After the Burial and plenty more, but as is our tendency, we stray from the path into his interesting history with women, his family and the dynamics it take to be successful in today’s business.
We also attempt to unpack the unprecedented divisiveness we are seeing in the metal community. It’s not just cvlt vs. posers — or any of those age-old separations that seem to be creeping into the world of metal the past couple years — but a much more scary form of racism and misogyny that’s fighting back in a way we haven’t seen before. Is this indicative of the anti-PC movement we are seeing play out on the political stage? Or is it simply the playing field of today’s industry which we need to accept and move on?
Suffocation – “Effigy of the Fallen”
Motionless in White – “570”