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Longtime friends Nile and Kyle are the leading conspiracy, cryptozoology, and paranormal experts in their fields. Well, at least in their apartment. Join them and a revolving door of friends every Sunday for a deep dive into the curious, the unexplained, and the outright weird.
 
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Legendary drummer Mikkey Dee is on the show this week! Mikkey talks about the upcoming 40th anniversary of Ace of Spades, his first time seeing Motörhead as a teenager before joining the band, Lemmy's reluctance to play songs from the Ace of Spades live, and why Hammered is his least favorite record he performed on. Mikkey also talked about a whole…
 
BOO! Ahahaha, spooked ya! We've returned with everybody's favorite show, It Gets Weird: Campfire Stories! Friend of the show Collin joins us for the seventh installment of the supernatural roleplaying game. In this one, Kyle tells us about the mystifying paranormal vortex known as the Bridgewater Triangle, while Nile tells us the spooky ghost tale …
 
Cradle of Filth leader Dani Filth is back on the show! We discuss the band's upcoming streaming concert set for October 30, how some fans have angrily demanded the livestream be free, recording a new album during a pandemic with all the band members living in different parts of the world, how Covid-19 is crippling the entertainment industry beyond …
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one, we get into the Halloween spirit as Kyle explains the stories of the cursed productions of three different horror movies. We focus on three famously "cursed" movies: Poltergeist, The Exorcist, and The Omen. Just what makes these movies cursed? Well, it turns out it's a lot of coincidences, death, and dest…
 
Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn is our guest this week! We discuss the origins of Mr. Bungle while the guys were still in high school, why he felt that he and his friends gravitated towards metal in those years, and his ongoing drive to write music that sounds new and original to him. In light of the band's plans to release a re-recording of their e…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! We're back, and we've got an extra-intense episode about a book called War In Heaven, written by the New Age spiritualist Kyle Griffith. Okay...so this book is kind of hard to summarize, but luckily Nile put in the work to make it as succinct as possible. What happens after we die? What is an "astral soul"? Who are th…
 
Legendary vocalist John Bush of Armored Saint (and formerly of Anthrax) is our guest this week. We discuss the band's new album, Punching the Sky, trying to keep his lyrics positive in light of all the terrible things happening in the world, why he doesn't have personal social media accounts despite the assets they'd be to the band, the importance …
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! Big warning on this episode: it's super gross. We're so sorry. If you can stomach it, we're talking about the alternative medicinal practice known as "urine therapy," which if you can't surmise what this may be, don't worry - Kyle did all the research so you don't have to. We discuss the foundational text of urine the…
 
Brett Campbell of Pallbearer is our guest this week! We discuss how the songwriting process on the band's new album, Forgotten Days, differed from that on past albums, how the band formulated the new songs to resonate live, how the lyrics have a direct tie to the band's debut, Sorrow and Extinction, and why they worked with an outside producer this…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one we're finishing what we started with the Enfield Monster episode - we have three more cryptids from Illinois! Each cryptid carries their own strange stories, from the deformed cow creature in Lake Erie to the Mount Vernon Monster (not the Ohio one, obviously). We also talk gamer bona fides, cryptid taxonom…
 
Our guest this week is Brutus bassist Peter Mulders. We discuss the band's first live album, Live In Ghent (out October 23), how the recording wasn't initially meant for fans to hear, the organic process of how songs evolve after playing them live, the energy of getting to record a show in his hometown, and the painstaking process of obtaining visa…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this episode we cover a deep government conspiracy, the so-called "Project Serpo." Believers claim that the infamous Roswell UFO crash in 1947 actually led to a human-alien intergalactic exchange program, sending a team of Earthlings all the way to the Zeta Reticuli system! What happened on the alien world of Serpo…
 
Elize Ryd of Amaranthe is our guest this week! We discuss the band's upcoming album, Manifest (October 2), how the mental reality of the pandemic affected the recording of the record, the importance of making a fun and positive record during this time, and the story behind the guest artists on the album. Elize also tells us about why creating music…
 
Hello there friends and weirdos! We're bringing you a cryptozoological story based out of the United States in Illinois - we're talkin' about the monstrous cryptid, the Enfield Horror. Now, we had anticipated to do another cryptid grab bag, but we went a little long talking about the weird, pink-eyed tripod cryptid. Turns out there's a whole lot to…
 
Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson is our guest this week. We discuss the band's new album, Utgard, and the concept behind it, the shorter songs therein compared to their previous three albums, the experience of the band's recently completed virtual tour, and what new drummer Iver Sandøy brings to the band both behind the kit and vocally. We also talk about …
 
Hello friends and weirdos! We're back, finishing up the history of the Bavarian Illuminati. We're concluding the story of Adam Weishaupt, founder of the actual factual Illuminati. Does the Illuminati actually...go anywhere? Do they succeed in spreading their enlightenment ideals? How do we get from these nerds to the modern day conspiracy theories …
 
The Ocean mastermind Robin Staps is back on the show to discuss the band's new album, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic|Cenozoic. Robin discusses how the two Phanerozoic albums sound completely different despite being recorded at the same time, Jonas from Katatonia's guest appearance, the difficultly in finding fossils for the box set version of the album, …
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! We did it. We finally, FINALLY talked about the real-deal, no nonsense, historical Order of the Illuminati. We get into it enough that we have to split it into two parts! Who was Adam Weishaupt and what were the actual ideals of his secret society, the Bavarian Illuminati? How did it become the antisemitic canard of c…
 
Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono is our guest this week. We discuss the band's latest album, Unconquered, how anxiety has driven his career and having to readjust during this time, how delaying releasing a record right now is not “metal," and whether he plans to start writing a new album right away because the band can't tour. Iacono also discuss…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one we have a veritable conspiracy stew. Nile talks about the theories of doctors Leuren Moret and Judy Wood. We begin with HAARP chemtrails in space and ultimately end up with 9/11 trutherism! It's a wild ride full of conspiracy ideas taken from here and there and thrown into a big pot to boil. A beloved cons…
 
Barney Greenway of Napalm Death is our guest this week. We discuss the band's first new album in five years, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, how he and bassist Shane Embury always argue about the sequence of songs on their records, and the non-metal bands that heavily influence Napalm Death. Barney also talks about how the world has changed…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one we talk about the "international noise conspiracy" and how mysterious sky sounds are possibly doing...something? Could be mind control, could be chemtrails, it could even be the end of the world. What are the strange sounds people all over the world seem to be hearing? The trumpets of the archangel Gabriel…
 
Our guest this week is Kamelot and Seventh Wonder vocalist Tommy Karevik. We discuss all the preparation that went into creating the new Kamelot live album/DVD, I Am The Empire - Live From The 013, getting every special guest that they went after, his childhood love of Michael Jackson, transitioning from being a fan of pop to heavy metal, how the t…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this episode we're talking about a "historical oddity," a series of stories that may have been a case of odd serial crimes, or a particularly infectious case of mass hysteria. Who was the Mad Gasser of Mattoon? Did he ever even really exist, or did a small town dream him into reality? Why aren't there more alien th…
 
Black Crown Initiate guitarist Andy Thomas is our guest this week! We discuss the recording the band's new album during modern times, the return of guitarist Ethan McKenna, finding motivation, channeling the lowest points in his life into the record, avoiding the hatred of daily contemporary culture, trends in social media, the hard compromise of t…
 
Hello there friends and weirdos! In this one the Weird Boys discuss a being known as the Ghostly Scarecrow of Chiang Rai. What exactly did the villagers of Huay Nam Rak see that fateful morning in 2005? Was it an alien? A cryptid? A horrible, hairless, wrinkly hell Furby? Furthermore, what does this weird li'l yellow guy want from the humans who wi…
 
Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström is our guest this week. We discuss how being controversial in metal is extremely hard work because of how far the genre has already pushed the edge, his band’s relationship with one visual director for over a decade, the realization that we have arrived in the dystopian world art has envisioned for ages, his jour…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this episode, Nile and Kyle discuss a couple meaty conspiracies about the infamous seafaring passenger ship, the Titanic. Surprisingly, we barely talk about the James Cameron film. We do, however, talk a lot about the religious affiliations of the members of the Scooby Doo gang. Was the Titanic intentionally sunk? …
 
Dee Snider is back on the show! This time we discuss his new live Blu Ray/DVD, For The Love of Metal Live, how the album's sole new track, "Prove me Wrong," is a statement to his fans, why a live DVD is what every music fan should embrace these days, and the immediate connection the songs from his latest solo album had with fans. We also tackle ple…
 
Hello there friends and weirdos! In this episode, friend of the show Jules returns to discuss one of her favorite topics with the Weird Boys: the Beatles! Kyle cracks open his sixth grade project on the Brit teenyboppers to assist with the story and explain...did Paul McCartney die and get secretly replaced by a doppelganger? We search for the trut…
 
The Acacia Strain guitarist Devin Shidaker is our guest this week. We discuss releasing two albums in one year and the choice to surprise-release It Comes In Waves, why they need to take chances to keep their sound fresh instead of repeating past formats that worked, how streams are more important to the band than actual album sales, and the honor …
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one, Nile talks about our first Indigo Child story - Boriska Kipriyanovich. We've mentioned Indigo Children in past episodes, but this is our first profile of a person who claims to be one. Does Boriska radiate an aura of indigo that has ascended him to a higher consciousness? What abilities do Indigo Children…
 
Witch Taint's Lance the King of Black Metal and Matthias Backwards, aka Dave Hill and Phil Costello, join the show this week. We discuss the origin of the band’s name, how they constantly have to prove how metal they are, how the slang words for "taint" differ by region, their ongoing beef with death metal, why worshipping Satan in your sleep is vi…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this new episode, Garrett's back to talk about a hot n' fresh assortment of cryptids! We have three different cryptid stories, all revolving around a certain theme...can you guess the theme before one of the Weird Boys does? We nibble on these bite-size cryptid stories and much more! Also, please check out and, if …
 
Voivod guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain is our guest this week. We discuss the Canadian perspective on the recent protests inspired by the murder of George Floyd and his country's response to the pandemic, he looks back on Voivod's most recent studio album, The Wake, tells us about how Voivod got invited to play the Montreal International Jazz Fes…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one, Nile drives with Kyle down the highway to hell - we're talkin' Route 666, baby! Is this stretch of highway cursed with horrible, lethally bad luck? Or is it just a case of stupid superstition and poor highway maintenance? Also, It Gets Weird demands justice for Elijah McClain. We will be donating and reco…
 
Volumes vocalist Michael Barr is our guest this week. We talk about his journey from exiting Volumes to eventually returning to the band, and we get an update on the band's next album. Michaels tells us about their recently-released standalone single, "Pixelate," its message about the dangers of growing up staring at a computer screen, the digital …
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! This week Kyle talked to Nile about the FBI's secret program to crush dissent, COINTELPRO. In lieu of a lengthy description, here are some links to helpful resources to support the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement: justiceforbreonna.org blacklivesmatters.carrd.co criticalresistance.org/abolish…
 
The Sword axeman Kyle Shutt is our guest this week. We discuss the recent release of two rarity, b-side and live compilations, Chronology 2006-2018 and Conquest of Kingdoms, the difference between the two, and the effects of taking a hiatus as a band after 15 years. We also discuss how Primus brought the band back together, how the death of Neil Pe…
 
Hello friends and weirdos! In this new one we watch Above Majestic for our FYD series. In lieu of a lengthy description, here are some links to helpful resources to support the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement: blacklivesmatters.carrd.co secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn secure.actblue.com/donate/freeblackmamas2020 itch.io/b/…
 
Legendary thrash metal vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill) is our guest this week. We discuss his supergroup cover band, BPMD (featuring Mike Portnoy, Phill Demmel, and Mark Menghi), we break down their album track by track as he shares his memories of seeing the songs performed live in the 1970s, learn how Saturday Night Special and bustin…
 
Within Temptation vocalist Sharon del Adel is our guest this week. We discuss the band's latest standalone single, "Entertain You," the song's lyrical exploration of why people film altercations instead of helping humans in distress and the debate of filming being used as evidence versus getting involved. We also talk about how the majority of sile…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one, Nile and Kyle are discussing a topic a bit more grounded in science than usual: the Dyson Sphere! We talk about Freeman Dyson, the big thinker behind this idea, as well as how science actually addresses the question of alien life in our universe. Could an immortal group of aliens survive through the heat …
 
Nita Strauss is back on the show! This time we discuss Nita's new guitar tutorial website, iwanttoplayguitar.com, the story behind the programs she's created for guitar players of all levels, how learning from instructional videos was very important to her as a developing musician, and the teacher-student relationship that she has experienced acros…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! Welcome back. In this one we wrap up the Rendlesham Incident story with a messy little bow. What secrets lurk inside the journal of Jim Penniston? What is the truth behind Hy-Brasil? Was it aliens who visited Rendlesham Forest that fateful Christmas, or was it something else entirely? When will the boys stop jumping d…
 
Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen is our guest this week. We discuss the band's new album, Human. :II: Nature., whether there were any concerns about releasing it during the quarantine, working with a real choir and orchestra instead of using samples, and finding her vocal timing in the studio, as well as how COVID-19 has taught people to slow down i…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! It's here! It's really here! 200 episodes of It Gets Weird! Nearly four years of It Gets Weird! How do we celebrate? Well, we decided to dig up some of our most popular episodes and topics and try and fill in some gaps we may have missed, as well as answer questions we posed in these episodes! We also get Garrett back…
 
Khemmis bassist Daniel Beiers is our guest this week. We discuss the band's new release, Doomed Heavy Metal, why he calls it a mini-album instead of an EP, how they chose which live tracks made it onto the album, and the band's plans for an eventual full-length album. Beiers also talks about how his job as an engineer has kept him extremely busy du…
 
Hey there friends and weirdos! In our ramp up to episode 200, we begin a dive into a famous British UFO story known as the Rendlesham Forest Incident! Known as the "British Roswell," the Rendlesham Incident is famous for the sheer amount of (supposedly) credible witnesses there are, as well as official government investigations. Did Jim Penniston r…
 
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