North Jersey Notes: Little Devil, Filter Effect, Scarlet Carson and More!

LITTLE DEVIL—Warren, NJ
I was recently on ReverbNation, scouting out the talent in North Jersey, when I found a great little rock band out of Warren called Little Devil. Now, there’s an easy, commercial name that’s never been used before! Anyway, while I was on their page, reverbnation.com/littledevilband, I …

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North Jersey Notes: Shadowplay, Steve Bello, Panzie* and More!

SHADOWPLAY—Mount Laurel, NJ
Kenny Colgate from Romulus X Records seems to be really beefing up his roster, as of late. He already has InDisguise, Voodoo Terror Tribe and Sundown Conspiracy, but now he can add Mount Laurel’s Shadowplay to his growing list of Jersey bands. I was recently contacted by …

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North Jersey Notes: Aurin, Blue Food, Voodoo Terror Tribe and BlackOcean


AURIN—Northern NJ
With this week’s band, I did something a little different. I was on Twitter when I noticed a Sarah Anderson had started following me. I didn’t know who she was, so I took a look at her profile and it turned out she was the lead singer of …

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North Jersey Notes: Strangers Pass, Killcode, The Dirty Stayouts and More!

STRANGERS PASS—Rahway, NJ

I finally had a chance to listen to a CD that was mailed to me this year. The CD is a self-titled EP from a band called Strangers Pass out of Rahway, NJ, and I actually thought it was pretty good. There was nothing mind-blowing about these …

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North Jersey Notes: Sanitarius, Dancing Goats, Voodoo Terror Tribe and More!

SANITARIUS—Staten Island, NY

I was recently contacted about a great metal band out of Staten Island, NY, called Sanitarius. After listening to a few of their songs, I love these guys! Sanitarius take it old school with their brand of metal. Their sound on songs like “Paradigm,” “Eyes To …

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North Jersey Notes: The Dead Agains, Mercury Morning, Murder League All-Stars and More!

THE DEAD AGAINS—Belle Mead, NJ

I was recently contacted on The Aquarian’s website about this new band out of Central Jersey called The Dead Agains. When they contacted us, they labeled themselves as a punk and metal band, but when I logged onto their ReverbNation page, reverbnation.com/thedeadagains, they …

by   |  12/16/2011  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Dead Agains, Mercury Morning, Murder League All-Stars and More!

North Jersey Notes: Darkness Descends, John Rango And Friends, Will Killmore and More!

DARKNESS DESCENDS—Rockaway, NJ

Darkness Descends singer Angry Jay North recently reached out to me to check his band out for North Jersey Notes. In the email, Jay explained to me that Darkness Descends won The Break Contest two years in a row earning them an opportunity to play the …

by   |  12/09/2011  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Darkness Descends, John Rango And Friends, Will Killmore and More!

North Jersey Notes: Spoonfed, A Clean Getaway, The Compulsions and More!

SPOONFED—Cliffside Park, NJ

I recently received an email from former Apathy bassist John Titkamason asking me to give his new project, Spoonfed, a listen. I logged onto spoonfednj.com, where I heard some of the most brutal attacks on NJ metal that I’ve heard in a while. The songs “Choke” …

by   |  12/02/2011  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Judge The Fallen, Mikell’s Plot, Rhythm Trip and More!

JUDGE THE FALLEN—Union, NJ

For some reason, I was getting hit up all over the place about this week’s feature band, Judge The Fallen. First, guitarist Joe Vidal from Disaster Fantastic contacted me on Facebook to check out his new project, and then my bass brother, Dan Grossberg, from …

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North Jersey Notes: Nolenz Volenz, Kosmic Daydream, Black Water Rising and More!

NOLENZ VOLENZ—Maywood, NJ

I was recently told about a brand new project involving an old friend, who now goes by the name Nolenz Volenz. I promised that I would keep his name anonymous, but trust me, many of you know the genius behind Nolenz Volenz. I actually got to …

by   |  11/18/2011  |  Comments (2)


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