Orthodox Vocalist Adam Easterling

Adam Easterling, vocalist of Nashville based metal outfit, Orthodox, joins us to discuss the band’s latest release Let It Take Its Course.

The conversation starts with us chatting with Adam about the progression the band has taken over the years, from hardcore roots to adding metallic elements. This leads into a nice conversation about the new album aforementioned above.

Our next big topic is the Nu Metal/rap metal bands of the 90s and early aughts. We touch upon bands like Korn, Rage Against The Machine, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and, most importantly, System of a Down. The absolute latter on that list happens to be a favorite of Adam’s. This feeling it extends to your co-hosts, who have been big fans of System of a Down since they first started listening to metal music. We spend a good chunk of time talking about the uniqueness of SOAD and how they changed heavy music for ever during their very brief but successful run.

This had me thinking about what my favorite SOAD album and song were? What’s yours? Let us know in the comments or shoot us an email!

Our conversation eventually leads into living and playing metal music in Nashville, TN. To the average person, the town is synonymous with country music, but Adam sets the record straight discussing the healthy metal scene.

We end our chat with Adam talking about the importance of voting, social justice, and the rights of people of color in America. Adam mentions going to ActBlue to donate to organizations fighting against racism and police brutality. We can’t think of a better way to wrap up the conversation than that.

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Michael & Ty

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