*Written by Mike Deitzman (The Masked Promoter) *Photos by Lee Hoffman, David Barnas and Cody Bollinger First things first, due to the nature of this blog, I’m going to be writing a lot. There’s a lot I need to get off my chest. So, if you have ADD or don’t feel like reading a short … More Musings from the Door Guy Pt. 3: Is This Really Happening?
Buffalo’s death/thrash metal saviors, Hellcannon, are back with a brand new full length album, released this week on their own label, Vile Records. This might just be their strongest and most consistently badass musical effort to date, so if you like your death metal with a huge helping of thrash and zero bullshit, take a … More Album Review: Hellcannon- Return to the Wasteland
Good old fashioned grindcore is making a comeback in Buffalo in a big way this year. Prepare for the Mindscan are better than ever and will be releasing some new recordings very soon. Furthermore, Anthropic have already played shows locally, in Brooklyn and in Rochester. They’re killing it for Buffalo grind and their new 7 … More Album Review: Anthropic- 2017 Demo
A few weeks back, I went on tour with my band, The Last Reign. On our journey, I came across a few bands that really stood out to me, so I’m going to take some time to review their latest albums. With a little luck, I’ll be able to transfer some of this musical magic … More Album Review: Isenordal- Shores of Mourning
This past Friday night at Mohawk Place, a brand new quintet of heavy hitters took to the stage and completely stole the show. I’m talking about Liber Ivonis (the name inspired by the world of H.P. Lovecraft)- a fusion of melodic death metal, blackened death metal and everything in between, forged from the ashes of … More Make Way for Liber Ivonis
Photo credit: Florian Ayala Fauna I had my first experience at Dreamland last night and instantly fell in love with the place. I’ve always had a thing for house shows and basement shows, but Dreamland takes that feeling to a whole new level. Converting that house into a show space was easily the best thing that … More Show Review: Circular Logic, Ophelia’s Looking Glass, Goblin Hovel and Ferus Din at Dreamland
This was a bitch and a half to put together, but I had fun doing it- all that matters, right? One of the big issues we have here on “Buffalo’s Metal Blog” is that we never give our “sister scene” (or brother scene, if “sister” doesn’t sound metal enough) any limelight. I’m talking about the … More 20 Reasons to Check Out the Rochester Metal Scene