INTERVIEW: ORODRUIN (ROCHESTER DOOM LEGENDS)

Photo by Julia Rabkin* 1. Talk about the humble beginnings of Orodruin. How did the band first form? How long have you guys known each other, the story behind the name, etc. John: We started back around 1998. We all basically have known each-other all our lives. Nick is my cousin and Mike his best […]

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INTERVIEW: CHRIS HULL (ANTHROPIC)

Immediately after our December 2022 printed issue went live online, Anthropic announced that they’d been signed to CDN RECORDS! Congrats, boys! Now back to the original interview, printed in late November 2022: This year’s METAL CLAUS is none other than CHRIS HULL from Buffalo, New York grindcore kings, ANTHROPIC!! Chris was one of three people […]

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MIKE’S TOP ALBUMS OF 2022

Not that anyone asked my opinion about anything, but every year I make it a point to talk about my top picks. These are the albums that really jumped out at me this year and got my blood pumping. If you’re reading this and you have any thoughts on these records, drop me a message […]

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INTERVIEW: CODY MCCORMICK (ASHES)

From out of nowhere, ASHES crushed the internet with their new single, “Shrouded” released in June of this year. I perceive this band as being right on the cusp of metalcore and deathcore, but with a modern djenty twist. They have some techy moments too which are really cool. You can check out a cool […]

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INTERVIEW: MATT SHERWIN (ENDSTEP)

EndStep is something of the culmination of different disbanded acts from the Buffalo area going back to 1999. Matt Sherwin, EndStep’s drummer was kind enough to take us on that journey, and if you’re at all familiar with the Buffalo heavy music scene going back to the ‘90s, then you’re bound to recognize a lot […]

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