July 20, 2020

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, Machine Head, Slayer)

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, Machine Head, Slayer)

Phil Demmel is a staple in the metal scene gaining notoriety for his time in Machine Head, his band Vio-lence and his session gig for Slayer.


Phil Demmel is a staple in the metal scene gaining notoriety for his time in Machine Head, his band Vio-lence and his session gig for Slayer.

On this episode:

3:07 - Phil’s quarantine life

9:41 - The logistics of collaborating on cover songs

20:55 - Playing guitar live can’t be simulated elsewhere

30:04 - How Phil learned guitar

40:47 - How crucial is the social aspect of the industry?

50:49 - Proving yourself as a band and musician

1:00:25 - Filling in with Slayer

1:16:50 - Learning Machine Head songs

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