Album Review: Halothane – A False Reality

This is an album I’ve been waiting for for a long, long time. Finally, a local band has encompassed all of my melodic death idols with their sound. Halothane of Rochester, NY are releasing their debut album A False Reality on September 8 at Bug Jar. As an album, A False Reality fuses together the styles pioneered by At … More Album Review: Halothane – A False Reality

ANOTHER PACKED ALL LOCAL SHOW: Abyance, Dilettante, The Impurity, Nuclear Winter

Usually my predictions for shows are pretty spot on. I can tell if a show is going to do well based on the work I see being put in by the bands and promoters and then of course, there’s the quality of the music to consider. In addition, a lack of competing events is also … More ANOTHER PACKED ALL LOCAL SHOW: Abyance, Dilettante, The Impurity, Nuclear Winter

Album Review: Ferus Din – The Great Dying

For fans of – Internationally: Windir, Korpiklaani, Wolves in the Throne Room, Dissection and others of the like. Locally: Ancalagon, Sertaline, Mavradoxa, Enthauptung, Hubris and others of the like. Ferus Din are one of the more powerfully unique bands to emerge from Western New York in the past few years. Between Buffalo and Rochester, various … More Album Review: Ferus Din – The Great Dying

Album Review: Begat the Nephilim – I: The Surreptitious Prophecy/ Mother of Blasphemy

This is a great band out of Southern New Hampshire we’ve been following for 4 years now. I shared the stage with them at Rockin’ Buffalo back in the summer of 2014 and haven’t looked back. They’re a perfect blend of black metal, symphonic death metal and melodic death metal in the same vein as … More Album Review: Begat the Nephilim – I: The Surreptitious Prophecy/ Mother of Blasphemy

Bands Have a Shelf Life; Music is Infinite

Written by Mike Deitzman* After reading weird comments from fans chiming in trying to “know the scoop” or “fix” problems within bands, I had to speak my mind on it. Having been around the block/scene with local bands now for 21 years, I’ve seen everybody break up. Popular bands, unpopular bands, and everything in between. … More Bands Have a Shelf Life; Music is Infinite