Vlog: Mighty Con St. Louis 2016

Matt Albers, Nick Licata, Angel Kramer Remember a few months back when Matt published his first ever convention vlog of Wizard World St. Louis? Well, not long after that, he, Nick, and Angel were able to obtain coverage for another local convention. During summer 2016, Midwestern pop culture convention company Mighty Con set up their…

Local Business Spotlight: The Archive Music House

Matt Albers The Midwest has always been known as “flyover country” for many demographics, including music and pop culture. St. Louisans rely on local venue owners and promoters to feature and highlight local, regional, and (inter)national entertainment. In an already small market – even when factoring in the surrounding areas – the addition of a…

Band Interview: Hallow Point

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk The metal community of the St. Louis, MO-region has experienced a resurgence in recent years. This is particularly true when it comes to the underground subgenres. More melodic, accessible styles have also seen their own success in our area, as well. While metalcore has been on a bit of a decline…

Band Interview: Nekrogoblikon

Matt Albers I don’t want to simply copy and paste my introduction from my last belated, overdue entry. But, if you read Angel’s interview with The Sword bassist Bryan Richie – as well as Nick’s photo gallery of their set at The Ready Room with Royal Thunder – the transition from the end of one year to the…

Band Interview: GWAR

Take it from us; if you’re fan of metal music, but especially if you also work in metal media coverage, intergalactic Scumdogs GWAR are, without a doubt, one of those bands that you tend to become aware of rather naturally. For three whole [Earth] decades now, GWAR has been literally and figuratively destroying fans, venues, and…

Band Interview: Exmortus

As you can see from the date published of this article, today is Thursday, January 21, 2016. Tonight, at the St. Louis, MO venue Fubar, Los Angeles, California technical death thrashers Exmortus are scheduled to perform as openers, along with Cauldron, for Enforcer and Warbringer (also featuring local act Stormcaller). On September 15, 2015, Damnation Magazine…

Band Interview: All That Remains

Matt Albers Say what you want about Massachusetts’ All That Remains, but the metalcore quintet has become an undeniable success story in the world of modern metal and hard rock. The band’s latest album and seventh total, The Order of Things, was released in February 2015 and earned several positive reviews and accolades, including peaking at…

Band Interview: Byzantine

Matt Albers For music fans, there are few experiences more impactful than discovering a band. Like all discoveries, it can feel even more important and memorable when they are found in an unlikely place of origin. On the opposite end, few things are can be harder for music fans to take than when a favorite…

Band Interview – Black Fast

By Matt Albers Any given area’s local music scene or community can be shaped by any manner of things. From location, to history, to events, the art, expression, or entertainment unique to a city are a direct reflection of any and all facets associated with the people who live there. As a St. Louis, MO-based…