Straight from Finland, the guys in Distress of Ruin are releasing their new EP, Insights on September 15, 2017. If you’re into bands like Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum or the older Soilwork stuff, I’d highly recommend these guys. My absolute favorite thing about this EP is the way the opening track, “In the Heart of Chaos” kicks things … More Album Review: Distress of Ruin- Insights
*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
An interview and album review for local chiptune artist, HangOnGetReady. … More Interview and Album Review: HangOnGetReady
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
Contra. is an ambient metalcore band from Chicago, Illinois- est. 2013. I just had the pleasure of playing with these guys in Olean on Sunday night. To be honest, I did zero homework on them going into the show, but maybe that was a good thing. Right before they went on, the description I got … More Who You’re Not Listening To: Contra.