North Jersey Notes: Sun And Flesh, Vagus Nerve, And More!

I recently came across a very cool band out of Brooklyn, who is actually performing at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ this Friday night (8/4). The name of the band is Sun And Flesh, and I only got to hear one song by way of a music video called “I …

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Rex Brown Says To “Smoke On This” New Solo CD

Back in January, out at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA, I connected with my bud, Rex Brown, bass player of the legendary Pantera and most recently Down and Kill Devil Hill, and he had this glow about him. I said to him, “Rex, you look so happy! What gives?” …

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North Jersey Notes: ThunderBeaver, Chino Marin, Baelfire & More!

Okay, so not only did the name of this band stop me in my tracks and pique my interest, but I find out that my brother, Dan Gomez, is fronting the band. Dan used to be my studio neighbor at the old Pearl Studios in Union City, NJ, and I …

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North Jersey Notes: Paulus Hook, Dead Fish Handshake, Broken Past & More!

Since I started writing this column, I’ve written about a lot of great bands that have come and gone on the Jersey scene. Some have been overlooked before I got to even write about them. Well, I’ve seemed to overlook another band from North Jersey long enough! The name of …

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North Jersey Notes: Hence The Noise, Mexicali Live, Debonair Music Hall, and More

HENCE THE NOISE – Brooklyn, NY

My BFF Roy Brunston, from the band Resurge, brought my attention to this amazing band out of New York. The shining star in this band is drummer Robbie Russo, who is only 13 years old and the son of guitarist Rob Russo. The name …

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Inked Out: Hammersmith Tattoo – London, England

Yes, this is not a shop in the U.S. and it might be a shop difficult for many of you to get to, but my wife and I spent two weeks in London, and we discovered this amazing shop with some incredible artists in Hammersmith, London. While it’s a shop …

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North Jersey Notes: Circuitry, Robots And Monsters, Lower The Veil, and More

CIRCUITRY – Long Branch, NJ

One band that I’ve been hearing much about is a metal act out of Long Branch, NJ called Circuitry. I haven’t seen these guys live yet, but everyone I know on the scene has been talking about them, so my curiosity has been piqued …

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North Jersey Notes: One Day Waiting, Tommy London, Obsidian, and More

ONE DAY WAITING – Hudson Valley, NY

In a couple of weeks, my band Rahway will be opening for Puddle of Mudd up at a brand new venue in Easton, PA called One Centre Square on July 15. Also performing that night will be a band from Hudson Valley, NY …

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North Jersey Notes: John Kiernan, Queen V, Lethal Affection, and More

JOHN KIERNAN – Paramus, NJ

Have you ever heard of a guitar player named John Kiernan? Neither have I until today! Holy crap! This guy shreds and he’s from North Jersey! How have I never heard of him before is beyond me, but look out Steve Bello and Angel …

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North Jersey Notes: Blood Feast, Billy Monroe, Dark Sky Choir, and More

BLOOD FEAST – Watchung, NJ

One of the bands that my old BlackOcean drummer Bill Cavallo, who now plays in a Philadelphia-based thrash band called Faith Or Fear, turned me onto is a thrash band from Watchung, NJ called Blood Feast, and it just so happened that my bass …

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