This year, the stage is set at Mohawk Place once again for the 2nd annual Buffalo Metal Fest. As has been done in the past, the production of this event is a joint effort between Chad Grant from Mass Casualty and Jeff Standish from Coming of Rage Productions. Last year, the goal was 12 bands. … More On Buffalo Metal Festival 2018
Hey pals, friendly neighborhood elitist here. I know we find difficulty in where our musical tastes coalesce, but I do just want to take a minute to talk about something I do believe we can all agree on. Someone somewhere once said “You can’t spell ‘slaughter’ without ‘laughter’” and I can’t think of a more … More The Summer (S)laughter Tour
Written by Rachel Ardour* I’ve got so many feelings about the Pillorian, Obsidian Tongue, Mavradoxa and Ancalagon show. It was one of the most profound and all-around surprising (at least to me) shows I’ve seen in a while. And that’s why I specifically asked Mike if I could write this show review, and he said … More Show Review: Pillorian, Obsidian Tongue, Mavradoxa and Ancalagon
We first discovered this melodic death powerhouse from Pittsburgh 3 years ago, when we started bringing Dethlehem out for our live shows. As it turns out, Pittsburgh has a crop of truly exceptional metal bands and Greywalker are no exception. Fusing the soothing sounds of older Darkest Hour with both modern and old school thrash, … More Album Review: Greywalker – Without Control
Photo by Daniel DeLucenay* We don’t review shows very often, but the bangers we’ve been to in Rochester always seem to bring it out of us. We love our Buffalo scene, but modern Rochester local shows always remind me of how Buffalo was once upon a time, back when we had Showplace and X-Wheelz, etc., … More Show Review: Order of the Dead’s Retirement Party
Okay, so let’s talk troll pages on Facebook for a second. Over the last year, this city has been teeming with them, particularly in regards to the local metal scene. I’ve seen some weird stuff come across “my desk” since starting this blog, but this most recent email to email@example.com, takes the proverbial cake. The … More The Buffalo Metal Oracle?
Over the last year, Ancalagon have become my undisputed favorite band out of Western New York. They expertly and effortlessly play a perfect fusion of all my favorite black metal and melodic death metal elements. In addition, I had the honor of having them headline our webzine’s 3rd birthday bash last month. I know they … More Interview: Matthew Mitrovits (Ancalagon)