Metal Hammer Podcast: The Weird And Wonderful World Of Metal

Zeal & Ardor performing live
(Image credit: Duncan Everson)

Luke has returned from a brain-bending weekend at ArcTanGent festival and is very excited about the myriad of progressive bands he saw.

There’s also chat about new music from Bring Me The Horizon (who may or may not be going experimental), the next Deftones album, and when we can expect a new Metallica record.

We also discuss this year’s most underrated albums, underwhelming live performances and our favourite dance songs. Spoiler: Darude – Sandstorm still rules.

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Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.