Heavy Hops Ep.006: Top Albums of 2020…So Far (Gregg Elzinga/Metal Vinyl Weekend)

Friend of the show Gregg Elzinga joins us to talk about our favorite albums from the first half of 2020. Gregg opens up about his tenure at Three Floyds, Dark Lord Day, and events he produces, including Metal Vinyl Weekend.  Gregg and Alexi share formative beers and discuss their landmark influence. Enjoy tracks from the releases mentioned on the playlist companion.

Beers Enjoyed:
Three Floyds Dark Lord 2009 | Russian Imperial Stout (w/ Intelligentsia Coffee)
18th Street Coffee Hunter 2014 | Double Milk Stout (w/ Cocao Nibs, Lactose & Metropolis Coffee)
Firestone Walker Parabola 2011 | Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Firestone Walker Sucaba 2012 | Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Gregg’s Picks:
In The Company Of Serpents – Lux
Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy
Temple of the Void – The World That Was
Elephant Tree – Habits
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi
Elder – Omens

Sam’s Picks:
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension
Sylvaine – Time Without an End (split w/ Unreqvited)
Thy Catafalque – Naiv

Alexi’s Picks:
Naglfar – Cerecloth
Horisont – Sudden Death
Yuri Gagarin – The Outskirts of Reality
Ocean Chief – Den Tredje Dagen

Metal Vinyl Weekend Socials:

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