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Founder, Publisher, Editor, Author. Mike is currently a retail manager, and although that takes up a lot of his time, he is the lead vocalist for local melodic death band, The Last Reign and guitarist of local subgenreless metal band, Aspired Infliction. His favourite bands include In Flames, Nightwish, Dark Tranquility, and At the Gates.
Publisher, Editor, Author. Vick is currently a history major at Buffalo State College. Her area of interest is early 20th c. Russia. She’s almost always reading a sci-fi novel. A few of her favourite bands are Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Protest the Hero, Periphery, and Allegaeon.
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.