Talking Metal on Fuse

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Talking Metal on Fuse
Created byMark Strigl
John Ostrosky
StarringMark Strigl
John Ostronomy
Bud Friendly
Mike Chlasciak
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Executive producer(s)Jennifer Demme
Michelle Mahoney
Mark Strigl
John Ostrosky
Producer(s)Mike Davis
Melissa Fornabaio
Running time60:00
Original networkFuse TV
Original releaseNovember 9, 2007 (2007-11-09) –
April 17, 2009 (2009-04-17)
External links

Talking Metal on Fuse is a television show on Fuse TV. It premiered on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 12:30 PM. Hosted by Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy, the show provides a unique perspective and insider's view into the world of metal and hard rock music. The hosts are joined by sidekicks Bud Friendly and Mike Chlasciak as well as the Talking Metal fans, a rotating group of in-studio guests.[1]

Bred from the hosts' iTunes podcast, Talking Metal on Fuse features exclusive interviews, field segments, and jam sessions in the podcast's signature style.[2]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Series Premiere Season Finale Most Recent Air Date
1 7 November 9, 2007 March 21, 2008 November 20, 2009

Season one[edit]

# TRT Original Airdate Interview Guests Jam Musicians Jam Title
Pilot 60:00 November 9, 2007[3] Nikki Sixx, Dave Mustaine, Serj Tankian, Nick Oliveri, Kirk Windstein Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Frank Ferrer, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy Judas Priest "Running Wild"
1 30:00 February 16, 2008[4] Ozzy Osbourne, Kerry King Mike Chlasciak, Richard Christy, Byron Davis, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy Slayer "South of Heaven"
2 30:00 February 22, 2008 Slash, Vinnie Paul, Bobzilla, Evan Seinfeld, Warbringer Eddie Ojeda, Richard Christy, Kory Clarke, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy Black Sabbath "Paranoid"
3 30:00 March 1, 2008 Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, Soilwork Exodus, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy Metallica "Seek and Destroy"
4 30:00 March 8, 2008 Rob Halford, Glenn Danzig In This Moment, Jose Mangin, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy Pantera "I'm Broken"
5 30:00 March 15, 2008 Don Dokken, Mike Patton, Atreyu Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, Frank Bello, Mike Portnoy, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy Motörhead "Overkill"
6 30:00 March 22, 2008 Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal Zakk Wylde, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Mark Strigl, John Ostronomy Zakk Wylde "Till the End"


Fuse TV aired a six-episode Talking Metal on Fuse marathon on February 13, 2009. Four-episode marathons aired on April 17, 2009 and November 20, 2009.[5]


Edited versions of Talking Metal on Fuse episodes 1 through 6 are available on Fuse TV's Uranium page on Joost.

Original Music[edit]

The theme music on the Talking Metal on Fuse pilot episode was composed and performed by Rob Halford and Mike Chlasciak. Chasciak said, "In a nutshell, it is your ultimate metal headbanging mayhem with Rob screaming over it."[6]

In episode 6 of Talking Metal on Fuse, Zakk Wylde, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Mark Strigl, and John Ostronomy compose and perform a new original Zakk Wylde song called "Till the End."[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Chad Bower of said, "I've watched all the episodes so far and have really enjoyed them. Ostronomy and Strigl have done the Talking Metal podcast for quite a while, and really know their metal." He added, "One of my favorite parts of the show is when John and Mark jam with various metal musicians like Exodus. The only part of the show that I dislike is the cheesy, annoying masked announcer".[8]

A review of Talking Metal on Fuse on The Daily Rock said, "Talking Metal is a well produced program with slick graphics and has some good segments such as when they went bowling with Hell Yeah..." The author added, however, "I could also do without the guitar masturbation [sic] by the 'musical director' Mike Chlasciak as well as the dude in the mask" and "For a show called 'Talking Metal' – they could spend more time – um – actually talking about metal."[9]

In an article on Metal Sucks, Cory Mitchell discussed his "irrational belief that someone, somewhere can actually make a decent...television show about heavy metal," and said, "The good ones, like Talking Metal or Uranium get yanked, while the cool hosts, such as Jamey Jasta and Juliya, get deep-sixed as soon as they start getting popular."[10]

A review of another metal show on said, "We all want a good metal show but the closest we have come is Talking Metal, which was pretty good when it was on but still a little out of touch with the huge metal scene, both underground and mainstream. If I had my choice I would choose Talking Metal.[11]


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