Metal Chris interviews Josh Cayer, a First Nations Algonquin in Ottawa, Canada, that performs bass and vocals for the bands Longhouse and Dismal Aura. Josh goes in depth about the recent discovery of unmarked graves of indigenous children at schools across Canada.
Metal Chris speaks with Preston and Barbara, the vocalist and drummer, respectively, of the Nairobi, Kenya, based metal band Chovu on this episode. They cover a wide range of topics from African mysticism and mythology to what it is like to be a woman in a heavy metal band in Kenya.
Black metal from Bangladesh is this episode's theme when Metal Chris talks to Katatonic of the band Brajangngana about how he incorporates South Asian elements, along with mythology and history, into his music.
On this episode Metal Chris interviews Rodrigo Salguero of the Salvadorian death/thrash metal band Apes of God. The band's vocalist was murdered on stage during a performance in 2019 and Rodrigo explains how the band managed to overcome this tragedy and continue on, even recording a new full length album that was just released in April.
Kaiser Kuo is a founding member of the first heavy metal band in China, Tang Dynasty, as well as his later band Spring and Autumn. In this shorter version of this episode, he talks with Metal Chris about the early days of heavy metal in China and his instrumental role in bringing heavy metal to the country. To listen to the longer version of this interview, with an extra 12 minutes of conversation with Kaiser, visit metalembassy.bandcamp.com
Amir Jacob is the man behind the Palestinian black metal band Zalaam and this episode's interview with Metal Chris is Amir's first interview about his band. Amir gives insight into how his environment influences the music of Zalaam.
On this episode Metal Chris interviews Matt Hyde, vocalist of the New Zealand based band Beastwars, and talks about how his bout with cancer brought the broken up band back together resulting in Beastwars recording a new album just weeks after he finished his last chemotherapy treatment.