Keynote Interview: Fruits From The Atomic Garden with Jack Shirley (US)

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Jack Shirley is a self-educated record producer with over 17 years of experience. Based in the Bay Area, his The Atomic Garden studio has helped shape some of the most influential bands evolving from post-black metal such as Deafheaven, Amenra and Oathbreaker. In an in-depth interview, questions will revolve around topics such as: Have Norway, Grieghallen and Pytten been influential in anyway to the post-sound? How did Jack start out and has his touring experience as a musician played a role in his approach in studio? This is a great opportunity to get to know Jack and The Atomic Garden.

Thursday 22. April 04:00 PM

 Jack Shirley (US)

Interviewer: Frank Godla (US)

With over 17 years of experience in the music industry, Frank Godla has paved the way of online media with his popular website Metal Injection. Wearing many hats including co-owner, host, and content director, he’s constantly innovating the way we connect with artists around the world from emerging talent to household names.He’s received many accolades with Metal Injection over the years including a win at the 2012 MTV O Music Awards in the “Beyond The Blog”  category for his docu-series, On The Record. In 2013, LA Weekly named Metal Injection one of the ten best websites for heavy metal, praising its original video content, appearances of modern artists and humor articles. It has also been listed by Ditto Music as one of the twenty influential music sites that support independent and new artists.


As a touring artist himself, Godla is also the creator and organizer of the Slay AT Home festival, which began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlighting the best in underground arts as well as cover collaborations between renown artists, the free livestream runs every month in support of a new charity for each edition and has collectively earned several million views and over $200,000 in donations to date.