*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 one’s going to be another one of those articles originally brought to you courtesy of Steve K’s Edge Underground show. Maybe sometime I’ll tangent again about how important his show was for helping shape my metal preferences, but I think you can find that in another thing I’ve written. That being said, I vividly … More Beauties and the Blast Beats: Episode 2
It’s no secret that the scene is a massive sausage fest, and that metal chicks are very few and far between. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now, and I’d like to take a little time to put the spotlight on some insanely talented women (that I think can put A LOT of … More Beauties and the Blast Beats: Episode 1
Don’t be surprised if I skip over a lot of “key mentions” with regard to our scene in this piece. I’ll be talking about everything foremost on my mind. First, I still can’t fucking believe Tony Lorenzo died earlier this month. The sultan of strings, the ruler of riffs, the man, the myth, the fucking legend … More The State of ‘The Metal’ Address