Episode #5 Derek Kerswill (Shadows Fall/Unearth/Downpour)
Welcome to this weeks episode of the Heavy Metal History Podcast, Matt is out on assignment, lost in Mad Max land hunting for fuel. So this week Dustin sits down with long time friend, musician and legacy act, Derek Kerswill. Derek has played for and been in some of the most influential bands of the metal scene in the past decade. Bands such as, Shadows Fall, Seemless, Unearth and Kingdom of Sorrow.
Derek and I go through his journey of discovering metal and the albums that influenced him over the years. Derek is a master story teller so his journey is full of amazing tales and funny anecdotes of what these
albums mean to him and how they shaped him, we also get quite deep and philosophical about how this genre brings people together in unexpected ways and what that means to us.
This is a don't miss episode!
The albums we discussed this week (Somewhat)
- Anthrax - "I'm the Man"
- Anthrax - "Among the living"
- Metallica - "...And Justice for All"
- Testament - "Practice What You Preach"
- 24/7 Spyz - "Gumbo Millennium"