About us

Welcome to ‘The Metal’! Here you’ll find our show reviews, album reviews, interviews, opinion pieces and much much more! We are here to establish a community of fellow metal enthusiasts and to provide an outlet, where people can discuss all things metal, 24/7/365!

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Contact info:

Mike Marlinski


Founder, Publisher, Editor, Author. Mike is currently in retail, and although that takes up a lot of his time, he is the also guitarist of local melodic thrash metal band, Aspired Infliction. His favourite bands include In Flames, Nightwish, Dark Tranquility, and At the Gates.

Mike Deitzman (The Masked Promoter)-


Author, Promoter, Merciless truth, Sex jokes. Mike has been in the Buffalo scene for 19 years (since ’97) or so, promoting shows and supporting your favorite bands. He holds the world title for “The World’s Slightliest Attractive Male” and doesn’t feel the least bit sorry about his love of old Limp Bizkit or Primer 55. Some of his newer musical loves are Buffalo’s own Darkapathy and the wrestling themed sensations, Eat the Turnbuckle.





2 thoughts on “About us

  1. The best Metal band in Buffalo, NY is Midnight Symphony. they are the only ones who know how to show allegiance to the Darkside without throwing up or farting into the microphone. I think they deserve some facetime on here


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