INTERVIEW: NOW IN STORES

WHO REMEMBERS NOW IN STORES?! To wrap this up, I had to reach out to Angelo Ondras (guitars) to find out not only what the hell he’s been up to these past 18 years, but to rein in NIS for this very special throwback issue of WRETCHED SOUND. And you wouldn’t believe how upset I […]

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INTERVIEW: PHAETASM

PHAETASM really set a few bars for me when I started playing shows back in the early 2000s: energetic stage presence, an ability to seamlessly bridge dissonant and melodic riffs, live sound, and songs that were equally catchy and chaotic. With the inclusion of PHAETASM in this issue, I’ve now highlighted the full trio of […]

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INTERVIEW: MIKE “UNION” JEFFERS

Mike “Union” Jeffers has become a household name in the Buffalo metal, hardcore, and punk scenes. From being EVERY band’s drummer, to spearheading indie labels, to practically writing the book on band life, Mike has had a pretty busy, and diverse career behind the kit. I’m probably being redundant by now with my “where do […]

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INTERVIEW: SKUNgK

A lot of genre descriptors get tossed around when referencing SKUNGK. People look back on the rap/rock crossover bands of the ‘90s and 2000s and use terms like, “rapcore”, “rap rock”, “nu metal”, “rap metal”, etc. When I was brand-new to this scene, I found myself at Runwayz A LOT my first full summer of […]

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INTERVIEW: SONS OF AZRAEL

When I first joined the local music community of Buffalo, New York back in the summer of 2001, SONS OF AZRAEL were already in their infancy, and preparing for what would become quite the career over the course of the following decade. I saw an early incarnation of the band at a backyard show, an […]

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY! (8/26/22

August 26, 2022 Alcatrazz – Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 2: 1983-1984 (HNE)Becoming The Archetype – Children Of The Great Extinction (Solid State)Brymir – Voices In The Sky (Napalm)Dreadnought – The Endless (Profound Lore)Dynazty – Final Advent (AFM)Grave Digger – Symbol Of Eternity (Rock Of Angels)Hierophant – Death Siege (Season Of Mist)The Hirsch Effekt – Solitaer EP (Long Branch)Iron Savior – Reforged – Ironbound (Vol. 2) (AFM)Lacrimas Profundere – How To Shroud Yourself With […]

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