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Murder Metal Mayhem

Pete Altieri, Chris Shawback, and Joey Cashman

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If you dig murder and heavy metal mixed with a dose of mayhem, then this is the podcast for you! Hosts Pete Altieri, Chris Shawback, and Joey Cashman use their own brand of humor to provide a unique listening experience on a variety of dark subjects such as serial killers, true crime, mobsters, and more. The guys take turns sharing their metal knowledge and feature a band in the metal segment, plus other guests who tell hilarious stories of mayhem, Killer Cage Matches, karaoke destruction, a ...
 
The Voice Of Dread Podcast is the creation of horror/suspense author, Pete Altieri. Pete is also the co-host and producer of Murder Metal Mayhem, a weekly true crime/heavy metal podcast.The Voice Of Dread Podcast will feature updates from Pete on his various writing projects, discussions of horror/suspense movies and books, interviews with various people in the horror/suspense industry, audio excerpts from Pete's books, and much more.The Voice of Dread Podcast is a bi-weekly show on the Horn ...
 
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Pete, Chris, and Joey brutalize another good episode with a feature on the gruesome case of the Cleveland Strangler, Anthony Sowell. His horrible crimes of rape and murder ended with 11 bodies buried in his back yard and stashed around his house. The guys discuss the details. Chris has the horns and covers the death metal band from Norway, Kraanium…
 
Pete interviews John Duke, the bassist of Canadian death metal beasts, VOTOV. They discuss their latest album, playing live, his bass rig and playing style, his other band - Immortal Possession, and much more. It's a killer 45-minute conversation and Pete spins a complete song, "Pacify the Enslaved." Check out VOTOV here for more information to sup…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey tear up another episode, this time with a feature on the Canadian serial killer, Clifford Olson. They're joined by co-host, Shane Borczuch, for the discussion involving the horrific murders and repeated escapes from prison. Pete has the horns with his feature on Winnipeg death metal monsters, Votov, plus other heavy metal news…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey destroy the first episode of 2022 with a brutal one featuring Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris, the Tool Box Killers. Their 1979 murders of five teenage girls in Southern California are among the worst of the worst. Joey has the horns with his feature on the band, Macabre, plus a new Killer Cage Match, a surprise studio visit …
 
Pete does this interview with artist and gore-maker, Kelsey Winter of Winter's Gore. They discuss what got her into art, how her grandmother got her into true crime and serial killers, some of the wicked stuff she creates to sell on her website, her love of metal, and much more. It's a great 31-minute conversation. Check out Winter's Gore online an…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey brutalize their final episode of 2021 with a feature on the true crime icon of sickness, Ed Gein. They are joined by listener, Rebecca Bohmsach, who's uncle was one of the cops who was at the Plainfield farm the night Gein was arrested. It's a gruesome one as they discuss Gein's bizarre story. The guys discuss their top 5 meta…
 
Pete interviews attorney, Teresa Lancaster, author of the book, "Safe In Socks". It's her account of the priest sexual abuse scandal featured on the Emmy-nominated Netflix docuseries, "The Keepers". They discuss her involvement with the series, her motivation to write the book, and much more in this 24-minute interview. Brought to you by Pete Altie…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey destroy another episode with a feature on the priest sex abuse scandal made famous on "The Keepers" docuseries. They are joined in the studio with listener, Stephanie Ruskinoff, and they discuss the details of the case including the murder of a beloved nun at the school, Sister Cathy Cesnik. It's a sordid look at the subject t…
 
Pete did this interview with Kris Wallstrom, bassist of the Swedish thrash metal band, Warfect. They talk about their latest album, "Spectre of Devastation", touring, his bass tone and rig set up, thrash metal, and much more. It's a 35-minute interview that includes the song, "Left To Rot". Check out Warfect here for more information and support th…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey bust out another episode, this time with a feature on the strange case of Anatoly Moskvin. His gruesome crimes involved digging up dead girls to make life size dolls that he kept in the apartment he shared with his parents. When police arrested him in 2011, there were 26 dolls made from the mummified remains. Pete does the met…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey tear another episode to shreds with a feature on the infamous Sing Sing Prison. The fascinating history, infamous inmates, the more than 600 executions, and daring escapes are discussed along with co-host, Tex. it's another brutal prison story! Joey does the metal feature on Broken Hope and the guys discuss other heavy metal n…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush another episode with a feature on the insane story of VInce Li, who stabbed an innocent man to death on a bus ride in Canada and cannibalized him for hours while the police surrounded the bus. It's a gruesome story and their listener, Shane Borczuch, is a guest co-host to discuss it from the Canadian perspective. Chris d…
 
Pete interviewed heavy metal vocalist, Rob Dukes, for a 41-minute discussion. They talked about Rob's time in thrash metal legends, Exodus, as well as his Generation Kill project. The songwriting process, lyrics, the state of heavy metal today, and many other topics are covered with two old school metal heads talking shop. Brought to you by Pete Al…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey blow up another episode, this time with a feature on the Dating Game Killer, Rodney Alcala. His murdering and raping ways during the 70s spanned multiple states and the guys discuss it in detail. It's a gruesome case of horrific violence and a failure of the judicial system. Joey does the metal feature on grindcore legends, Im…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey destroy another episode, this time with a feature on German serial killer, Fritz Honka. His brutal murders of prostitutes in Hamburg are detailed and how police found body parts hidden in his attic. It's a crazy story of perversion and murder. Pete does the metal feature on Generation Kill with a 10-miniute interview clip with…
 
Pete and Chris throw down solo as Joey is stranded in Indiana with a blown water pump on his car. They feature the murdering nurse from Boston, Jane Toppan. They detail Jolly Jane's crimes and her claims of wanting to kill more helpless people than anyone. The sexual arousal that she experienced as her victims died provides one of the most disturbi…
 
Pete, Chris and Joey crush another Brutal Rewind, this time on the bizarre possession case of The Watseka Wonder. This interesting story from the 1800s is discussed as the guys revisit a topic they originally did in episode 34 back in December of 2018. It's the final one of their creepy October episodes. Brought to you by Pete Altieri (author). Ord…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush another episode with a feature on witchcraft. They did the show remotely at The Painted Wraith Curiosity Shoppe in Bloomington, Illinois and were joined by owners, Mike and Stephanie Stoltz. They discuss the history of witchcraft as well as the persecution that has occurred across the globe. Joey led the discussion on th…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey throw down another episode, but this time with Brian Ward in studio, the man behind the Dark History & Horror Con. Brian talks about the various vendors and celebrities who will be there on 10/23/21 at the I Hotel in Champaign, Illinois for this annual event. Plus, his motivation for doing the event and how it's evolved over t…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey bring in the month of October with a crazy episode about the controversial occultist, Aleister Crowley. His interesting life is discussed in detail, including some of his vile poetry, drug abuse, and beliefs. CK calls in to discuss Crowley's influence on many bands, three funny mayhem stories, karaoke destruction, and much mor…
 
Pete did a 35-minute interview with the guitarist and founding member of Onslaught, Nige Rockett. They discuss their new album, Generation Antichrist, touring with Motorhead, his live and studio guitar set up, and much more. Check out the Onslaught website to purchase their muisic, apparel and more! Visit Spellbound FX and Art for some sick artwork…
 
Pete got to talk with John Borowski recently for the bonus episode they did for their Patreon members in the exclusive 666 Club. Part of the interview was used for that episode, but this is the entire discussion they had about Jeffrey Dahmer, plus others like Gacy, Panzram, Fish, among others. Plus updates on what's new with John and projects he's …
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey rip another to shreds, this time with a feature on LA's Grim Sleeper, Lonnie Franklin. His reign of terror in South Central LA during the 80s, 90s, and 2000s was the stuff of nightmares. The guys discuss the crimes and his eventual capture so many years later thanks to DNA. They're joined in the studio by 666 Club member, Maso…
 
Pete, Chris, Joey, and CK throw down a bonus episode for the members of their 666 Club, the Patreon supporters. This time they discuss the original gangster, Al Capone. They detail his crazy life and rise to power in Chicago and beyond. Included is an interview they did with Bob Weiss, owner of Shaker's Cigar Bar in Milwaukee, where Al and Ralph Ca…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey shred another one with a feature on the German war criminal, Ilse Koch, known as the Bitch of Buchenwald for her reign of terror from 1937 to 1941. Her horrible crimes are discussed including her penchant for collecting human skin. CK calls in to talk about the German band, Vendetta, plus other heavy metal news. Pete shares a …
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush their milestone 150th episode with a feature on the 1999 iconic school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. They dig in deep to the case and recount the horrible events. They're joined in studio with Chris' brother, Michael, for the longest episode they've done yet. CK calls in to talk about Pantera plus other …
 
Pete is joined by Chris "CK" Kovacs, one of his co-hosts for the Murder Metal Mayhem podcast, to roll out a new series, The Art of Writing. In this episode the two discuss how beta readers are an important part of the writing process. CK has been Pete's beta reader for several years and has worked with him on all three Creation of Chaos short story…
 
Pete and Joey interview well known true crime author and professor, Dr. Harold Schecter, for a discussion about several topics, including his latest book, "Maniac", on the Bath School Disaster. They also talk about Leopoold and Loeb, Columbine, the Oklahoma City bombing, Jane Toppan, and others for this riveting 23-minute interview. Go to Harold's …
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey kill it with another good episode, this time with a feature on the horrible 1927 school bombing in Bath, Michigan. They interview Dr. Harold Schecter about this crime of the century that remains the worst act of violence in a US school. Harold's book, "Maniac", is discussed in detail. CK calls in to talk about the band, Barone…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey tear apart another episode with a feature on the controversial 1924 Chicago case of Leopold and Loeb. Their planning, abduction, and thrill kill of a 14-year-old boy, and the trial that shook America to its core are dissected. Author and retired professor, Dr. Harold Schecter. is interviewed and part of the conversation. CK ca…
 
Pete is joined in studio with one of the co-hosts of Murder Metal Mayhem, Joey Cashman. They do this 13th episode with a discussion of the 1986 horror classic, "Maximum Overdrive". They talk about the significance of the movie's theme of man against machine during the time period it was released, some of the criticisms of it, and much more. Check o…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey go down under this episode with a feature on the Aussie Backpacker Murderer, Ivan Milat. His gruesome and sadistic string of murders involving young backpackers are detailed. The guys dig into the details for this one and get into the mood by eating vegemite and drinking Australian beer live on the show. CK calls in for a meta…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey dish out the punishment again with a feature on the brutal mobster from South Boston, Whitey Bulger. His reign of terror knocking heads in Boston, various stints in prison, cooperating with the FBI, and his 16-year disappearance that culminated in capture, imprisonment, and violent death are discussed. CK calls in to discuss t…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey tear apart another episode, this time going back to 1959 rural Kansas for a horrific quadruple murder of an innocent family. The sensational crimes are discussed and the Truman Capote novel, In Cold Blood, that made it famous. The guys dig in deep for an interesting look at the murders and how the police solved the case. CK ca…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey destroy another episode with Tex in for their discussion on Alcatraz, the infamous prison in the San Francisco Bay. They talk about the history of the island, the notorious inmates who did time there, and the many daring escape attempts during its 29-year history. It's a great breakdown of what makes the island so fascinating!…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush a bonus episode on the bizarre case of the Silent Twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons from the UK. Their strange ways of not talking to anyone else, communicating with each other in a strange language left everyone perplexed. They also had a death pact and decided which one must die so the other twin could go on with a norm…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey throw down another good one with a feature on the gruesome Snowtown Murders in Australia. They are joined by contest winner, Chris "Gorespawn" Wirstrom for the discussion on torture, murder, and cannibalism that rocked Australia in the 90s. CK calls in to talk about the Aussie band, Airbourne, plus other heavy metal news. Plus…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey tear another episode to shreds with a feature on the insane case of Michael and Suzan Bear Carson, the San Francisco Witch Killers. Their 1981/82 case includes victims they brutally murdered because God told them to is discussed. CK calls in to talk about Blue Oyster Cult, a new Killer Cage Match, a hilarious new mayhem story …
 
Pete, Chris, Joey, and CK do a special bonus episode for the Patreon members of the 666 Club with a feature on Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker. This episode was re-released as bonus content on 6/17/21 for the rest of their audience. The gruesome crimes of Ramirez and his awful childhood are discussed in detail. An interview with artist, Jeff Gai…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey do a Brutal Rewind on the real life Amityville killer, Ronald DeFeo Jr., who murdered his parents and four siblings in 1974. His crimes spawned the hoax that became the infamous Amityville horror story that made millions from books and movies that made the claim the house was haunted from the DeFeo family murders. The guys cov…
 
Pete does his 12th episode with the audio version of his chilling short story, "The Eyes Have It". He explains the motivation behind taking Poe's classic, "The Tell-Tale Heart", and twisting it up to make it his own creation. Brought to you by Rotten Cotton - the place for the sickest horror and true crime t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and more. Plu…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey tear apart another episode, this time with the case of the museum heist in England involving Edwin Rist, the Feather Thief. It's a crazy story about how an obsession with rare bird feathers turned into a world class crime. CK calls in to talk about how COVID has impacted heavy metal, a new Killer Cage Match, karaoke beatdown, …
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush another episode with a feature on the disturbing case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother, Dee Dee. It's a terrible story of lies and an extreme case of Munchausen Syndrome by proxy. It's the last of their Murdering Moms of May series. CK calls in to discuss Overcast and the two bigger bands that spawned…
 
Pete does his 11th episode with the audio version of his chilling short story, "The Creep". He explains the horrific nightmares that inspired the story as well as the real medical condition which spawned from his 2001 cancer fight. Brought to you by Rotten Cotton - the place for the sickest horror and true crime t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and mor…
 
Pete and CK interviewed guitarist, Antonio Araujo of Korzus. The 33-minute discussion covered a variety of topics including their latest single, the Brazilian metal scene, the band's history, and more. Support Korzus and buy some merch! Brought to you by Rotten Cotton - a killer site for ordering some of the sickest merch on the planet. T-shirts, b…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey tear up another episode in their Murdering Moms of May with a feature on the the child-killer, Susan Smith. Her 1994 crimes involved drowning her two boys and lying to the country about how the events unfolded. The guys discuss it in detail. CK calls in to talk about the amazing thrash band from Brazil, Korzus, and they play a…
 
Pete and Joey throw down and crush another episode in their Murdering Moms of May series with a feature on Andrea Yates. Chris was out on family business and so Stephanie Ruskinoff sat in studio to join the guys in a gruesome discussion of severe psychosis that resulted in Yates drowning her five children in 2001. CK was not feeling well, so he was…
 
Pete is joined in studio by his co-host from the Murder Metal Mayhem podcast, Joey Cashman, for a discussion about The Exorcist franchise. They talk about the book by William Peter Blatty, the original movie, and the subsequent sequels, prequels, and TV show. It's an interesting 53-minute breakdown. Brought to you by Rotten Cotton - the place for t…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush another wicked episode, this time with a feature on Theresa Knorr, the crazy mother who killed two of her six kids in California during the mid 1980s. She commanded the rest of her kids to assist in the horrific abuse and eventual murders. She's the first one of the Murdering Moms of May episodes. CK on Corrosion of Conf…
 
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush another episode with a feature on the Jeff Davis 8 and the young women who turned up dead in Jennings, Louisiana from 2005 to 2009. Tex joins them with a discussion on the unsolved murder case. CK calls in to discuss W.A.S.P and other heavy metal news. Plus, a new Killer Cage Match, mayhem stories from Joey and Pete, a c…
 
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