THE BEST READ OF 2018: An Interview with Grant Emeigh from DredNeks

Funnily enough, I just learned how to properly spell DredNeks today. A lot of people spell it “Drednecks”, “Dreadnecks”, “The Drednecks”, or some combination of those three. I always used “Dredneks”, but I suppose the true spelling is “DredNeks”, with that capital N. Anyone who’s seen this band live, knows that Grant Emeigh is a … More THE BEST READ OF 2018: An Interview with Grant Emeigh from DredNeks

Alien Host: A New Event Promoter in Buffalo

Anyone who knows the local bands Seplophile (death metal) or Prepare for the Mindscan (grindcore), probably knows their bassist, Shawn Gomez. Shawn’s been in bands for almost 20 years. I know, because I used to be in some of them. But these days, something has been brewing in Shawn’s mind, aside from fret board handling … More Alien Host: A New Event Promoter in Buffalo

Patron Panel: Mike Kauffman and Joe Tonaus

Occasionally, we’re going to be reconvening the “Patron Panel”, where we’ll ask local showgoers to discuss the best and the worst when it comes to live shows, promotion, venues, etc. The local scene is slowly crawling out of its slump, which makes this the perfect time to gain some more perspective on what’s being done … More Patron Panel: Mike Kauffman and Joe Tonaus

Interview: Derrick Sadkowski (Sons of Azrael, Enthauptung)

I’ve known Derrick for almost 20 years, so it’s about time we did something like this. I first saw him play drums at a backyard birthday party/show in 2001, and knew right away he’d be the best metal drummer in the city in no time. Currently, he’s the blast beat aficionado of Buffalo atmospheric black … More Interview: Derrick Sadkowski (Sons of Azrael, Enthauptung)

Interview: Jeramie Kling (The Absence, Necromancing the Stone)

The Absence and Necromancing the Stone are two incredible bands who masterfully play classic melodic death metal and power metal, respectively. Both of these bands seem to fly uncomfortably under the radar and fans of both genres who don’t listen to them, should really get their acts together. Now, continuing our recent trend of larger … More Interview: Jeramie Kling (The Absence, Necromancing the Stone)