The BlackSheep Podcast: Presented by HM Magazine

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A podcast for those who wⒶnder in music, faith, culture, and everything in between.

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Chris Ratzlaff: Fallstar
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Cullen and Mason chat with Chris Ratzlaff, the frontman for Fallstar. We chat about Fallstar's new album, their complex record label history, and much more.

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Apr 13, 2021
Dan Weyandt and Jeff Gretz: Zao
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Cullen and Mason with the legendary metalcore band, Zao. We chat about their history, their new album, and much more.

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Apr 06, 2021
Suzi Quatro
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Cullen and Mason chat with the massively influential rock artist, Suzi Quatro. We chat about her new album, her 57-year old legacy, and even her ghost friend, Richard.

Check out Suzi Quatro: suziquatro.com

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Mar 23, 2021
Seth Roberts: Watashi Wa
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Cullen and Mason chat with Seth Roberts, the frontman for Watashi Wa. We chat about Watashi Wa's history, being on Tooth & Nail Records, and their upcoming album.

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Mar 16, 2021
Dave Elkins and Zach Gehring: Mae
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Cullen and Mason chat with Dave Elkins and Zach Gehring from Mae. We chat about Mae's history, their future plans, and what music inspires them.

Check out Mae: whatismae.com

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Mar 09, 2021
Tommi Holappa: Greenleaf
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Cullen and Mason chat with Tommi Holappa, the guitarist for Swedish stoner rock band, Greenleaf. We chat about Greenleaf's upcoming album, their musical influences, and why Swedes love coffee so much.

Check out Greenleaf: label.napalmrecords.com/greenleaf

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Mar 02, 2021
Greg Jehanian: mewithoutYou
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Cullen and Mason chat with Greg Jehanian, the bassist of the legendary indie band, mewithoutYou. We chat about mewithoutYou's history, the evolution of Greg's faith, and the band's future plans.

Check out mewithoutYou here: mewithoutyou.com

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Feb 23, 2021
Seth Hecox: Becoming the Archetype
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Mason chats with Seth Hecox, guitarist for the legendary Christian heavy metal band, Becoming the Archetype. We chat all about Becoming the Archetype's history, how Seth's faith has changed over the years, and potential new music.

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Feb 16, 2021
Cody Golob and Brandon Baun: The Drowned God
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Mason and Cullen chat with Cody Golob and Brandon Baun from The Drowned God. We chat about their new album coming out soon, the inspiration behind their music, and much more.

Check out The Drowned God: thedrownedgodband.com

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Feb 09, 2021
Reese Roper: Five Iron Frenzy
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Cullen and Mason chat with Reese Roper, the lead singer of the massively influential Christian ska band, Five Iron Frenzy. We chat all about Five Iron Frenzy's new album, why Jesus isn't a Republican, and why he likes white microphones more than white people ;)

Check out Five Iron Frenzy: fiveironfrenzy.com

Check out our partner HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Feb 02, 2021
David Sittig: Impending Doom
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Cullen and Mason chat with David Sittig, bassist of Impending Doom. We chat about Impending Doom's legacy in heavy metal music, their history, and upcoming album.

Check out Impending Doom: https://www.impendingdoommetal.com

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Jan 26, 2021
Young Mountain
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Cullen and Mason chat with the band members of Young Mountain, an up and coming Swedish hardcore band. We talk about the European heavy music scene, their upcoming album, and an oyster book their frontman wrote.

Check out Young Mountain: https://youngmountainswe.bandcamp.com/

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Jan 19, 2021
Age of the Abstract and Jelani
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Cullen and Mason chat with two up and coming artists, Julio from Age of the Abstract and Jelani. We chat about the long process of creating Age of the Abstract with Julio and the jazz influences in Jelani's new EP.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Jan 12, 2021
Maggie Heath and Tyler Heath: The Oh Hellos
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For the first episode of 2021, Cullen and Mason chat with Maggie Heath and Tyler Heath from the popular folk band, The Oh Hellos. We chat about the history of the band, their most recent EP project, and much more.

Check out The Oh Hellos: theohhellos.com

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Jan 05, 2021
The BlackSheep's Top 5 Albums of 2020
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Cullen and Mason chat about their top 5 favorite albums of 2020. Will your favorite artist make an appearance on their list?

Episode Timestamps:

-Episode Introduction: :35
-Cullen's #5 album of 2020: 4:52
-Mason's #5 album of 2020: 5:34
-Cullen's #4 album: 6:38
-Mason's #4 album: 8:37
-Cullen's #3 album: 9:58
-song from Cullen's #3 album: 12:05
-Mason's #3 album: 15:03
-song from Mason's #3 album: 17:22
-Cullen's #2 album: 20:44
-song from Cullen's #2 album: 23:37
-Mason's #2 album: 26:36
-song from Mason's #2 album: 28:23
-Cullen's #1 album: 30:39
-song from Cullen's #1 album: 32:11
-Mason's #1 album: 36:39
-song from Mason's #1 album: 38:47
-honorable mentions and albums to look for in 2021: 43:14

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Dec 29, 2020
Justin Hieb: Weathered
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Cullen and Mason chat with Justin Hieb, the lead vocalist and guitarist for Weathered. We talk all about their new album, what it's like to be one of the few non-metal bands on Facedown Records, and Justin's connections with the Taco Bell chihuahua mascot.

Check out Weathered here: weatheredband.com

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Dec 15, 2020
Ryan David Menghini and Heliocentric
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Cullen and Mason chat with two up and coming artists, Ryan David Menghini and Jared from Heliocentric. We chat about Ryan's emo influences and his upcoming album and how Heliocentric was Jared's senior thesis.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Dec 08, 2020
Imani Givertz: Photographing the Hardcore Music Scene
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Cullen and Mason chat with Imani Givertz, who is a renowned photographer. She has photographed many bands, including Silent Planet, Comrades, and many more.

Check out Imani's artwork here: imanigivertz.com

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Dec 01, 2020
Sonny Sandoval: P.O.D.
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Cullen and Mason chat with Sonny Sandoval from the hugely influential alternative band, P.O.D. We talk about P.O.D.'s legacy, how they got Katy Perry to record a song with them, and their new album they're writing.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Nov 24, 2020
Craig Mabbitt: Escape the Fate
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Cullen and Mason chat with Craig Mabbitt, the lead vocalist of Escape the Fate. They chat about Escape the Fate's upcoming album, Craig's sobriety, what Star Wars character he would be, and much more.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Nov 17, 2020
Chris White and Daniel Smith: Electric Jesus
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Chris White and Daniel Smith, the director and music composer respectively of the upcoming film Electric Jesus, a comedy spoofing 80s Christian heavy metal. We chat all about the process of making the film, how they made the music, and how they got Brian Baumgartner from The Office to play in the film.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Nov 10, 2020
Denis Bélanger: Voivod
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In this episode Mason chats with the frontman of the influential Canadian progressive metal band, Voivod. We chat about their new live album, their influence on progressive metal, and why Dave Grohl loves them.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Nov 03, 2020
Joe Calderon and Grayson Hurd: Lightworker
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Joe Calderon and Grayson Hurd from the Solid State band, Lightworker. We chat about their new album, what it's like to be signed by Solid State, and geek out over Tooth and Nail bands.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Oct 27, 2020
Evan Baker and Jesse Gentry: American Arson
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Evan Baker and Jesse Gentry from American Arson. We chat about their new album, the influence of punk music on protest movements, and why it's better to be a duo than a band.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Oct 20, 2020
Pustulus Maximus: GWAR
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Pustulus Maximus from GWAR. We chat about the dynamics of being a band of aliens, why they want to destroy the human race, and all things rock 'n roll.

Check out our sponsor HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Oct 13, 2020
Michael Sweet: Stryper
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In this Cullen-less episode, Mason chats with Michael Sweet, the frontman for the historic Christian heavy metal band Stryper. We chat about Stryper's new album, Even the Devil Believes, as well as Stryper's history and legacy.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Sep 29, 2020
Ronnie Winter: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Ronnie Winter from The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. We chat about the history of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ronnie's faith, and their brand new EP.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Sep 22, 2020
Shane Oschner: Hands and Everything in Slow Motion
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Shane Oschner from the bands Hands and Everything in Slow Motion. We chat all about the history of both bands, as well as the new Everything in Slow Motion album coming out soon.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Sep 15, 2020
David Stagg: HM Magazine
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with HM Magazine owner and editor, David Stagg. We talk about the history of HM Magazine, its legacy, and the ethos that runs through it today.

This episode also marks the launch of our partnership with HM Magazine. We are extremely grateful to HM for partnering with us.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Aug 31, 2020
Victor Huckabee: Netflix's Archibald's Next Big Thing
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Victor Huckabee who is the creator of Archibald from the award-winning children's show, Archibald's Next Big Thing.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Aug 03, 2020
Matthew Ellis: A Hope for Home
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In this episode Cullen and Mason talk to Matthew Ellis, one of the guitarists of A Hope for Home. We chat about the history of A Hope for Home, new music they're coming out with soon, and much more.

Check out HM Magazine: hmmagazine.com

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Jul 08, 2020
Hayden Trobee: Tigerwine
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In this episode Cullen and Mason are joined by Hayden Trobee from the band, Tigerwine. We chat about their new album and being a band during a pandemic.

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Jun 16, 2020
Andy Atkins: A Plea for Purging
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In this episode Cullen and Mason talk with the frontman from metalcore band A Plea for Purging, Andy Atkins. We chat all about A Plea for Purging and all the things he's up to these days.

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May 18, 2020
Jeremy Schaeffer: Earth Groans
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In this episode Cullen and Mason chat with Jeremy Schaeffer from Earth Groans about their new music, what it's like to be a band from South Dakota, and much more.

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Apr 09, 2020
Timmy Williams: The Whitest Kids U' Know
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In this episode Cullen and Mason talk to comedian Timmy Williams from sketch comedy show, The Whitest Kids U' Know.

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Oct 01, 2019
Laura McElroy: Comrades
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In this Cullen-less episode, Mason talks with Laura McElroy of Comrades about Comrades' new album, For We Are Not Yet, We Are Only Becoming, and much more.

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Aug 14, 2019