The MetalSucks Podcast #65: Special Guest Dave Rath, Senior VP of A&R for Roadrunner Records


Senior VP of A&R for Roadrunner Records Dave Rath guests this week as Chuck and Godless try and expand the knowledgebase for bands of all levels. We discuss what it takes to get signed, the state of the industry and metal in general, and whether your band isn’t doing enough work or just plain sucks. We also talk about the trajectory of one of their latest signings, King 810, and how their rise has happened seemingly out of nowhere.

Doc Coyle rejoins the podcast this week for another edition of Rejecting the Sickness, this time defending Phil Labonte of All That Remains even though he seemingly called out God Forbid by name last week for not being “musicians.” Chuck and Godless discuss Vinnie Paul’s recent revelation that he doesn’t make any money on music; could he live a decent lifestyle on Pantera money, or are strippers simply more fun to look at than royalty checks?

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