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The Feckin‘ Check-In podcast network is the home of The Feckin‘ Check-In - a round up of funny observations, entertainment, culture, and kernels of truth, which is presented by hosts 2me and Traynor. Also available is Traynor‘s side project Feckin‘ Metal - a music podcast, focusing on old school heavy metal and the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal. Finally, the Network also houses the complete catalogue of episodes of our previous podcasts, Open Us and 2 Faced Fake Snakes. Enjoy!

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Please listen to this special announcement about Feckin' Metal moving location online, and also info about upcoming episodes!

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, or some other tired claptrap, The Feckin' Check-In returns, for the first time in almost four months! Join Traynor and 2me as they discuss the Death of the Handshake, podcasts to perpetuate friendships, LOUD NOISES, and surviving through hard times with bite-sized quotes! It's great to be feckin' back!

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This week, Andrew and I pick up where we left off with "Writing on the Wall", and also discuss the next three songs on Senjutsu. Wild tangents and theories dominate this lively back and forth discussion on Iron Maiden's latest album!

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Andrew DuBroy joins me on this episode to review the new Iron Maiden album Senjutsu! We take the long way around to cover the first three tracks on the album, via stories about our heavy metal fandom, memories of the Cart & Horses pub, tangents on political incorrectness in lyrics, discussions on artwork and music videos, and a lot more in between. This lengthy chat covers a lot and is likely to offend. You have been warned!

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September 28, 2021

Feckin‘ Metal Ep38. Mick Wall

On this episode, I speak to world-renowned rock writer, podcaster, and amateur Irish trad singer, Mick Wall! Mick talks about his Irish heritage, tells stories about Lemmy, Iron Maiden, and others, talks about his approach to writing books, and a lot more! A true tale of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll from someone who lived through it, I present to you: Mick Wall!

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ArcSabbath continues into the 1990s as Tony Martin and others step aside for a reunion with Ronnie James Dio, and the rest of the Mob Rules era line-up. This period would produce the album Dehumanizer before imploding yet again, when Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler's true intentions became clear - that elusive reunion with original singer Ozzy Osbourne! Mick Wall, Martin Popoff, and Joel McIver's books help to fill in the blanks and lend context to this era where you could say Black Sabbath were going through changes!

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On this installment of #ArcSabbath, I fill in some blanks regarding Glenn Hughes's exit and Tony Martin's entrance into Black Sabbath, via Martin Popoff's book, Born Again. My guests and I then get deep into the albums Headless Cross and Tyr, in a period of relative stability for the band in 1989/1990. It wouldn't last long. 

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In this installment of #ArcSabbath, my guests and I explore the fallout of the Glenn Hughes era, discuss temporary replacement Ray Gillen, reflect on the addition of Tony Martin to the band, and review the album "The Eternal Idol". Again, another tumultuous period in Black Sabbath! 

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In this installment of ArcSabbath, I speak to my regular guests, and new addition Jonatan Hedlin from Maiden A - Z, about a tumultuous period in Black Sabbath history - the chaos beforehand and the aftermath of the Glenn Hughes era. Jonatan also provides some background info on himself, and growing up as a heavy metal fan in Stockholm, Sweden. Context is provided by a passage from Martin Popoff's excellent book, Born Again: Black Sabbath in the Eighties and Nineties. We also delve deep into the concept of just who is in Black Sabbath, and when, if ever, people stopped considering the band to be authentic.

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Sweating like a pig? Happy as a pig in sh*t? Pig ignorant? Joining me to discuss the smear campaign against pigs is @feckinmetalcast. We also cover pigs in popular culture-from Animal farm to Pulp Fiction- and we discuss the ethics of eating pigs! Oink!

 
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