Season 2

Dec. 28, 2021

The 100th Episode Spectacular

Ben and John return from hiatus to celebrate The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard's 100th episode and they've brought along a bevy of special guests and contributors. The 100th episode consists of three sections woven together through the...

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Nov. 16, 2021

Atavismo Interview (Sandri Pow)

Ben and John close out the year with the show's 99th episode by talking to Atavismo drummer Sandri Pow (also Hibrido, Mondo Infiel, ex-Mind!, etc.) about the band's 2017 sophomore album Inerte and its place in the Spain's bur...

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Nov. 9, 2021

Atavismo - Inerte

In this episode, Ben and John delve deep into Spain's fertile psychedelic scene by exploring Andalusian band Atavismo and their sophomore outing, 2017's Inerte. Featuring members of Viaje a 800 and Mind!, Atavismo incorporat...

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Nov. 2, 2021

Snail Interview (Johnson, Lynch, & Dodson)

Ben and John interview west coast stoner rock band Snail about their 2009 sophomore and comeback album, Blood, and the 15+ years between the album and its self-titled predecessor. Along the way, the band recount the stories ...

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Oct. 26, 2021

Solace Interview (Tommy Southard)

Ben and John sit down with Solace founder and guitarist, Tommy Southard, to discuss the band's 2003 sophomore outing, the (literally and figuratively) doomed 13 (previously featured on the show, here ). With over four decades...

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Oct. 19, 2021

Snail - Blood (JJ Koczan of The Obelisk)

On this episode of The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard, Ben and John sit down with JJ Koczan of theobelisk.net for the third installment of the show's Guest Lecturer series wherein friends of the show will bring in albums w...

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Oct. 12, 2021

Slough Feg Interview (Mike Scalzi & Adrian Maestas)

John and Ben sit down with Mike Scalzi (guitar/vocals) and Adrian Maestas (bass) of long running true metal stalwarts, Slough Feg, for a wide ranging interview focusing on the band's 2009 album, Ape Uprising, but also touchin...

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Oct. 5, 2021

Solace - 13

John and Ben discuss the show's 50th(!!!!) record, Solace's 2003 doom/stoner/hardcore freight train of righteous heaviness, 13. Originally released on Meteor City, 13 breaks away from the monolithic nature of the band's debu...

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Sept. 28, 2021

Slough Feg - Ape Uprising!

On this episode of The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard, John and Ben tackle the show's 49th album: Slough Feg's 2009 shred-heavy opus, Ape Uprising! Released on Cruz Del Sur with vinyl from Iron Kodex, Ape Uprising! basks ...

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Sept. 21, 2021

Beastmilk Interview (Kvohst & Arino)

On this episode of The Greatest Thing You'd Never Heard, Ben and John return to Beastmilk's 2013 album, Climax, interviewing vocalist Mat McNerney (aka Kvohst) and bassist Valtteri Arino about the band's formation and their e...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Grails Interview (Alex Hall)

John and.Ben sit down with Grails guitarist Alex Hall to discuss the Portland band's 2003 album, The Burden of Hope. Hall divulges some of the band's unexpected influences such as Hungarian violinist Felix Lajko and explains...

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Sept. 7, 2021

Serpent Throne Interview (Don Argott)

Ben and John return to Serpent Thone's 2013 album, Brother Lucifer, to interview guitarist Don Argott about the album's themes, recording, and inspirations. Argott discusses the history of the band and the intersection of th...

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Aug. 31, 2021

Beastmilk - Climax

Ben and John bring the instrumental summer to a close and return to lyrical records by covering Beastmilk's lone album, 2013's Climax. Steeped in the traditions of post punk with an edge of apocalyptic garage goth, the album...

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Aug. 24, 2021

Grails - The Burden of Hope

Ben and John discuss the sixth and final album of the show's Instrumental Summer: Grails' 2003 debut, The Burden of Hope. Released on Neurot Records, The Burden of Hope showcases the Portland band's layered and experimental...

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Aug. 17, 2021

My Sleeping Karma - Moksha

Ben and John return from their bye week to continue the show's Instrumental Summer by discussing My Sleeping Karma's 2015 album, Moksha. Filled with Indian and eastern themes, the German group presents their best and most fu...

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Aug. 3, 2021

Serpent Throne - Brother Lucifer

Ben and John continue the show's instrumental summer by marveling at Serpent Throne's 2013 cinematic masterpiece, Brother Lucifer. Draped in guitar harmonies and loaded with an emotional poignency not often found in instrume...

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July 27, 2021

Triptonus - Triptonus: Part 2 (Interview)

The show's Instrumental Summer continues as Ben and John return to Triptonus' 2015, self-titled album by interviewing four members of the Viennese collective: Fabian (guitar), Clemens (guitar), Max (djembe, didjeridoo), and V...

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July 20, 2021

Monobrow - Big Sky, Black Horse (Part 2: Interview)

As the show's Instrumental Summer continues, Ben and John return to Monobrow's 2014 album, Big Sky, Black Horse, by interviewing guitarist Paul Slater (ex-Sir Hedgehog) and bassist Sam Beydoun. The pair discuss the evolution...

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July 13, 2021

Monobrow - Big Sky, Black Horse

The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard's Instrumental Summer continues as Ben and John delve into Monobrow's 2014 riffsterpiece, Big Sky, Black Horse. Chock full of stonerrock goodness and dexterous playing, the album display...

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July 6, 2021

Triptonus - Triptonus

Ben and John continue their Instrumental Summer with the self-titled, 2015 sophomore effort from Viennese psychedelic metallers Triptonus. Reveling in diverse song structures and instrumentation, Triptonus defy classificatio...

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June 29, 2021

Karma to Burn - Arch Stanton

The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record. Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition. Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a ...

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June 22, 2021

Cop Shoot Cop - Release

The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record. Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition. Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a ...

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June 15, 2021

Fuzzy Duck - Fuzzy Duck: Part 2 (Interview)

The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record. Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition. Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a ...

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June 8, 2021

Sacri Monti - Sacri Monti: Part 2 (Interview)

The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record. Each episode is an in depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition. Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a …

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June 1, 2021

Sacri Monti - Sacri Monti

Ben and John take their first dip into the warm, placid waters of the San Diego psych scene with the 2015 self-titled debut album from Sacri Monti. Featuring members of Radio Moscow, Joy, Monarch, and countless others from s...

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May 25, 2021

Cigale - Cigale

On this episode of The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard, John and Ben discuss Cigale's 2015 self-titled debut album. Standing at the intersection of post-stoner psychedelia, shoegaze, and indie rock, the female-fronted Ciga...

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May 19, 2021

Wolf - Wolf: Part 2 (Interview)

John and Ben continue their dive into Wolf's self-titled debut album by interviewing guitarist/vocalist Nik Stalvind. In a wide-ranging discussion, Stalvind discusses the band's early days, the decision to play a style of me...

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May 11, 2021

Wolf - Wolf: Part 1

John and Ben discuss the self-titled debut album by Swedish trad-metal stalwarts, Wolf. Released in 1999 when real metal was at its nadir, the album is a landmark in the return to the genre's glory days and the eventual rise...

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May 4, 2021

Vore - Gravehammer: Part 2 (Interview)

Ben and John return to Vore's 2011 album, Gravehammer, by interviewing guitarist/vocalist Page Townsley. Townsley talks about his musical and lyrical influences and secret to building the band's massive guitar tones. Season ...

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April 27, 2021

Vore - Gravehammer: Part 1

On this episode of The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard, Ben and John dive into death metal, discussing Vore's 2011 album, Gravehammer. Eschewing trends and adulteration, Gravehammer delivers the goods with more depth and d...

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April 20, 2021

Fuzzy Duck - Fuzzy Duck

Ben and John go all the way back to 1971 to discuss the lone album from British prog rock band Fuzzy Duck. Comprised of members of Andromeda, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and the Bill Wyman endorsed Tucky Buzzard, …

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April 13, 2021

Bitch Magnet - Ben Hur: Part 2 (Interview)

John and Ben return to Bitch Magnet's influential 1990 album, Ben Hur, by interviewing guitarist Jon Fine and drummer Orestes Morfin. Fine and Morfin recount the band's early years at Oberlin, the Ben Hur recording sessions,...

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April 6, 2021

Bitch Magnet - Ben Hur: Part 1

John and Ben discuss Bitch Magnet's influential second (and final) full length album, Ben Hur. Originally released in 1990, the album foreshadows much of the sonic ground that independent rock would cover over the ensuing de...

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March 30, 2021

Life Beyond - Thousand Vision Mist: Part 2 (Interview)

Ben and John return to Life Beyond's 2003 album, Thousand Vision Mist by interviewing guitarist/vocalist Danny Kenyon, and bassist Louis Strachan. The pair talk about their infamous tour to SHOD III with Place of Skulls and ...

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March 23, 2021

Life Beyond - Thousand Vision Mist: Part 1

In this episode of The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard, Ben and John discuss Life Beyond's 2003 sole full-length, Thousand Vision Mist. Hailing from the iconic Maryland doom scene, Life Beyond's work compares favorably to ...

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March 16, 2021

Cloud Catcher - Enlightened Beyond Existence: Part 2 (Interview)

Ben and John return to Cloud Catcher's 2015 debut album, Enlightened Beyond Existence, interviewing band guitarist/vocalist Rory Rummings. Rummings discusses the band's roots and formation along with his influences, the reco...

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March 9, 2021

Cloud Catcher - Enlightened Beyond Existence: Part 1

Ben and John discuss Cloud Catcher's 2015 self-released debut album, Enlightened Beyond Existence. Sitting at an exciting crossroads between the more progressive side of Maryland doom and the heavier end of post-Kyuss psyche...

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March 2, 2021

Kalas - Kalas: Part 2 (Interview)

Ben and John return to Kalas's lone, self-titled album with guitarist Paul Kott (High Tone Son of a Bitch, Cruevo) and producer/engineer Willie Samuels (Green Day) in tow. Kott and Samuels go in depth on the album's sound an...

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Feb. 23, 2021

Stubb - Cry of the Ocean - Part 2 (Interview)

Ben and John return to Stubb's 2014 heavy rock platter, Cry of the Ocean, for a discussion with guitarist/vocalist Jack Dickinson and drummer Tom Fyfe. Dickinson and Fyfe expound on the recording experience at Britain's worl...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Stubb - Cry of the Ocean: Part 1

John and Ben discuss Stubb's 2014 sophomore album, Cry of the Ocean. Released on Ripple Music, Cry of the Ocean mixes blues, psychedelia, and classic rock influences to come up with a sound that is closer in feel to the …

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Feb. 9, 2021

Kalas - Kalas

On this episode of The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard, John and Ben discuss the lone album from Bay Area supergroup Kalas. Released in 2006, Kalas' self-titled album sits comfortably in a pocket somewhere between stoner r...

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Feb. 2, 2021

Warning - Watching from a Distance

Ben and John discuss Warning's 2006 traditional doom metal opus, Watching from a Distance. Steeped in doom sonics and emotionally raw courtesy of frontman Patrick Walker (also 40 Watt Sun)'s stunning vocals, the album will a...

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Jan. 26, 2021

Offenders - Endless Struggle - Part 2 (Interview)

On this episode of The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard, John and Ben continue their discussion of Offenders' seminal 1985 hardcore classic, Endless Struggle, by talking to drummer Pat Doyle (Ignitor), the last surviving mem...

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Jan. 19, 2021

Offenders - Endless Struggle - Part 1

John and Ben discuss Offenders' 1985 album, Endless Struggle and its place in the 1980s Texas hardcore scene. Deviating from punk and hardcore norms, the album showcased increasingly mature songwriting that would mark the ba...

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Jan. 12, 2021

Wellwater Conspiracy - Brotherhood of Electric: Operational Directives

John and Ben kick off 2021 by going back to 1999 and discussing Wellwater Conspiracy's sophomore album, Brotherhood of Electric: Operational Directives. Steeped in 1960s psych and trading off between hooky garage tracks and ...

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Jan. 5, 2021

Ben's Top 50 Albums of 2020

Ben and John send off 2020 with a countdown of Ben's Top 50 Albums of the Year in this this episode culled from a three part livestream taped December 30th. Season2, Episode 1, Album NA Find us on social media: …

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