If you’re into heavy metal, you’re going to want to listen to this. Blasko has a new podcast called “A New Level” that explores the genre by way of interviews with titans in the industry. The bassist, who has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Danzig and more, is also an artist manager and approaches the podcast with the idea of sharing information to help musicians.
“Over the years I have amassed quite the network of friends and colleagues. Managers, record label executives, attorneys, A&R guys, booking agents, publicists, radio programmers… I thought it might be interesting to start a podcast where I interview all of these people,” Blasko shares in the first episode. “I want to share all of our stories with you. How did we get here? What drove us? What inspired us? What keeps us doing this now and how do we see into the future? But even more importantly, how can you learn from this? How can these stories inspire you?”
Season one of A New Level features interviews with Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records, Ryan Downy of Super Hero Management, Mike Mowery of Outerloop Management, music attorney Eric German, Scott Sokol of Pinnacle Entertainment, Ash Avildsen of Sumerian Records, Scott Lee of Sound Rink, Tim Borror of United Talent Agency, Kim Zide of Mike Davis Productions, and Mike Shea from Alternative Press Magazine. Every episode is available now on iTunes, Overcast, and more.