Thank You, Brian Pattison

It’s been about twelve hours since I heard the news and I still can’t believe he’s gone. All morning long, I’ve been reading stories from people who knew Brian for decades, and while we only started talking about five and a half years ago, A LOT happened in that time. I started The Metal Webzine […]

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In Memoriam: Eddie Van Halen

If you’re a hard rock and/or metal fan, and especially if you’re a guitarist in those genres, the untimely passing of EVH is something you’ve been hearing about nonstop since October 6, 2020. Since EVH lost his battle with cancer, we’ve seen an outpouring of tributes and condolences from some huge musical artists, the world […]

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Immortal Terror 2020

First of all, who decided to tug on my heart strings by releasing a “new” Immortal Terror album in 2020?! In all seriousness though, you can’t beat this tracklist. Right off the bat, I must admit that this will be more of a nostalgia piece than an album review. Since I didn’t enter the metal […]

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In Remembrance of Neil Peart

I couldn’t believe the news yesterday. I saw a story on my Facebook newsfeed that said Neil Peart had died. I hoped it was a false report like that recent one that went around about Ozzy being on his deathbed. But unfortunately upon further investigation it turned out to be absolutely true. And my heart […]

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Chronicling The Lair

July 25, 2013 – June 28, 2019. That’s what The Lair’s tombstone would read if it had one. The very first show included Buffalo black metal lords, Hubris and Buffalo thrash kings, Cain, and it was not without a sense of historical irony, that Eareckson Murray decided to use those same two bands for the […]

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Thank You, Eareckson Murray

I first met Eareckson at Broadway Joe’s in 2014. He was playing drums in Throne of Wilderness at the time, and out of the goodness of his heart, he was providing the backline for the entire show. Over the following months, I’d come to see Eareckson do that quite often. In fact, more often than […]

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Flashback: Malevolent Creation – The Ten Commandments (Roadrunner Records)

Today’s a pretty somber day in the Buffalo metal community, as we’re gearing up for Bret Hoffmann’s memorial benefit at Rockin’ Buffalo Saloon. As a token of respect, I thought I’d offer a look back at Malevolent Creation’s 1991 LP, The Ten Commandments. I’m fairly certain this one came out on Roadrunner in April of 1991, and […]

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