Episode 24 – Ohad Leev Roage

It has been a while since I thought about Limp Bizkit. Why? Well, let’s face it, they are pretty bad, so I definitely pushed them to the recesses of my mind (even though Rollin’ is objectively an excellent song).

But when I started talking to singer, songwriter and shredder, Ohad Leev Roage, my long-forgotten emo-metal-skater phase came flooding back to me. From Linkin Park, to Korn, to Foo Fighters, to the aforementioned Limp Bizkit, talking to Ohad brought it all back.

My wife’s reaction? “Oh my god, I need to see pictures of this phase of your life!” (Not happening.)

Originally from Israel, Ohad Leev Roage now resides in Berlin, where he makes a bunch of diverse tracks, from Van Halen inspired shreds to mellow backing music.

With passion and curiosity, Ohad Leev Roage is carving his own way in the world, and I am glad I was able to come along for this part of the ride. Check out the episode at the top and give Ohad’s story a listen. You will not regret it.

(Oh, and the Backstreet Boys feature on the episode too. No joke.)

To listen to Ohad’s music, go to YouTube, SoundCloud or to Facebook.

Special thanks on this episode: FAROFF for the Britney Spears mashup, to Mike Hermans for this guitar pedal demo, to Emerson Custom for another pedal demo, and to Kelster von Shredster for another pedal clip.

Tracks of the week

Lots of tracks to mention this week, simply because a bunch of stuff has been stuck on my mind.

There’s new stuff from Haim (Summer Girl), The Black Keys (Go), and Angel Olsen (All Mirrors), and Jason Isbell (Overseas).

Plus, I revisit a few older tracks, including a Kacey Musgraves hit (Slow Burn) and a Derek and the Dominoes classic (Keep on Growing).