Podcast Episode 87 – Bands Becoming Brands

The latest episode of Mars Attacks contains a chat with fellow Cast Iron Ring member Scott Thompson from Focus On Metal. During the episode we discuss bands reaching the brand status. You know those bands who’s t-shirts you see at every show, or on some celeb that appears on TMZ, unsuspecting teens, etc. How about the merch you find at your local superstore or mall, who would have thought 30 years ago that you could find a band t-shirt at your local supermarket?

We all know these kinds of bands, and we’ve been fans for years. Scott and I discuss the importance of bands reaching a point where all of the extra accoutrements that are on the market are just as important as the music or tour the band is on. The importance of having a name, symbol or logo that is recognized even outside of the metal community. Taking things one step forward and becoming a brand.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Iron Maiden. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

The episode can be streamed or downloaded from here:

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3 thoughts on “Podcast Episode 87 – Bands Becoming Brands”

  1. Victor,
    Can you see if you can get your podcast set up correctly in PocketCasts? This is the go to podcast app for Android. Currently your podcast only shows one old episode there.


  2. I’ve never used Pocketcasts, we’ve posted on Stitcher because most of our Android listeners were telling us they were using that service. That said, if you’re able to point the program to a specific feed, have it connect to this one: https://feeds.feedburner.com/MarsAttacksRadio

    Let me know if that works for you.

  3. Victor that worked! Thank you so much.

    You should add that link to your home page so that others can easily subscribe using their app of choice.

    Keep up the great work.

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