Metal Hammer Podcast: More Cowbell? Metal Needs More Melodica!

A child playing a melodica
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Two members of System Of A Down are in the studio… but what does it mean? Merlin, Eleanor and Luke discuss this news as well as the new music from Crossfaith and Prophets Of Rage.

The Hammer team also chat about including demo tracks on albums, what new bands they’re listening to right now, and what instruments metal bands should start using to mix it up a bit! Luke reckons a melodica and Merlin opts for beating up a frog.

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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.