December 2021: Phil Manansala

Episode: 62

Phil Manansala, vegan and guitarist from Of Mice & Men

The guitarist of the internationally acclaimed alt-metal band, Of Mice & Men, speaks about finding guitars, music and veganism through his life and career.Phil Manansala joins us from his home in California for a journey through being part of an acclaimed band who have had a no. 1 Billboard Independent album – Restoring Force – and touring with some of the biggest metal bands on the planet, such as Linkin Park, Rise Against and Slipknot.Interviewed by Viva!’s Faye Lewis, he delves into his personal life and explores what brought him to veganism and the impact it’s had on him.

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