ProgPower USA’s Milton Mendonca on The MetalSucks Podcast #488


This week on The MetalSucks Podcast, we’ve got ProgPower USA promoter Milton Mendonca on the show! During our chat, we discuss how he started out as a fan before becoming a promoter, the process of booking bands for a festival, what a possible VISA hike from the United States government would do to bands, and the financial challenges of doing exclusive North American shows. 

Like most interviews these days, we also discuss the impact of having to take a two year break due to the pandemic, what he thinks is the secret to maintaining a festival to keep making money after 20 years, shutting his phone off to watch certain bands, and the hardest lesson he learned promoting a festival every year.

Petar and Brandon discuss the impact Anthrax’s “Sound of White Noise” on its 30th anniversary, Vince Neil judging anyone in anything in life on National TV, Vulvodynia drummer almost getting “murdered” by his singer, and the singer releasing an apology before explaining why he almost killed his drummer.

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