North Jersey Notes: Ironbound, Dead Fish Handshake, Aurin and More!

One of the most bad-ass guitar players on the North Jersey scene is none other than “Big” Tim Allen, whom I’ve been watching since his days with Tru Smoke Diezel, Split Vision, and A Lesson In Violence. Well, A Lesson In Violence ended abruptly sometime last year and Tim was …

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North Jersey Notes: Corevalay, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Syka and More!

One of my favorite bass players on the scene, mainly known to the rest of us as just AJ, recently reached out about this new project he’s been a part of. The name of the band is Corevalay. And since AJ has been one of my bass brothers for …

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North Jersey Notes: Elected Kings, Another Distraction, Rahway and More!

The guitarist from a new band out of Nyack, NY recently reached out to me, since his band plays a lot of North Jersey gigs. The name of the band is Elected Kings, and that guitarist’s name is Alfi Alverez. Reluctantly, I gave the band a listen three weeks …

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North Jersey Notes: Unconscious Disturbance, Civic, Killcode and More!

Some of my favorite local bands have come out of Brooklyn like Black Water Rising, Panzie*, Anaka, etc. Well, it’s no wonder that I would find another metal band out of Brooklyn to enjoy. Not to mention their brand of metal has more a Brazilian sound that is reminiscent of …

by   |  08/27/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Unconscious Disturbance, Civic, Killcode and More!

North Jersey Notes: Burning Of The Witches, Dead Fish Handshake, Lords Of Mercy and More!

I recently received an email from a new friend about his new project, Burning Of The Witches. It’s always interesting making new friends through social media. You really find out how small this world really is. For instance, Burning Of The Witches guitarist Cesar Hernandez, who’s actually the one …

by   |  08/20/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Burning Of The Witches, Dead Fish Handshake, Lords Of Mercy and More!

North Jersey Notes: The Hallowed Roots

My longtime pal P.J. Angeloni, who is also the guitarist for New Day Dawn, sent me a new project that he’s been playing bass on for live shows only, and I actually like it. The name of the band is The Hallowed Roots, and I could be way off …

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North Jersey Notes: Silence In The Grey, TM Stevens, Scars Of Envy and More!

Just when I start to think that the future of this Jersey music scene seems a little meek, I find a band of kids who totally restore my faith in the scene. I’m not sure how, but I stumbled upon a bunch of kids from Flemington, whose riffs of doom …

by   |  08/06/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Silence In The Grey, TM Stevens, Scars Of Envy and More!

North Jersey Notes: Gathering After Ashes, Dying Eyes Of Sloth, Killed The Fixtion and More!

One band that I’ve been noticing a lot in my concert calendars is a band called Gathering After Ashes, and it turns out, they’re a North Jersey band! They’ve been making quite the name for themselves on the music scene so I figured I’d give them a quick listen, …

by   |  07/30/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Gathering After Ashes, Dying Eyes Of Sloth, Killed The Fixtion and More!

North Jersey Notes: Blackmore, Borgo Pass, Brand Of Jules and More!

Former Diablo Royale singer Adrian Barrios recently reached out to me all the way from the West Coast because he wanted me to check out his new band Blackmore’s debut EP, Law Of Time. I mentioned Adrian’s new band Blackmore back when they first started. Yeah, they’re an …

by   |  07/23/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Blackmore, Borgo Pass, Brand Of Jules and More!

North Jersey Notes: Robots And Monsters, Blameshift, TM Stevens and More!

Talk about a blast from the past! I recently received an email from my old pal, Dylan Gadino, who I used to feature when he played in the bands Joanie Loves Trotsky and Words Away. I haven’t heard from Dylan in quite a while and last I heard, he was …

by   |  07/16/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Robots And Monsters, Blameshift, TM Stevens and More!


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