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MetalView: Out of the Asylum

MetalView: Out of the Asylum

MetalView: Out of the Asylum By Eve Oberlander I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the important metal guys in our city. Mr. Brock Wiley. He lives here in Modesto and contributes to our city in many ways. Brock is the West Coast Southern Regional Chapter President of Georgia Metal Alliance Int’l Heavy Metal Club. He’s […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
MetalView: Mind of a Machine

MetalView: Mind of a Machine

MetalView: Mind of a Machine By Eve Oberlander Mind of a Machine is a band from Modesto and Los Banos and has been around since 2013. Collin Torres, Lead Guitar and Chico Barker, Drums are the original members with Roger Guajardo on Bass and Eric Doran on Vocals. Each member has been in previous killer bands […]

By April 8, 2018 Read More →
MetalView Get Lucky

MetalView Get Lucky

MetalView-Get Lucky By Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Nude Medusa is back in action. They sound harder and heavier from when they first started a few years back. Their sound reminds me of stoner doom rock. They also have a sludge grunge sound, reminiscent of 1990’s alternative days. With band members Ericka on vocals and Potter on […]

By March 4, 2018 Read More →
MetalView New Year New Life

MetalView New Year New Life

New Year New Life by Eve Oberlander A new life has begun, our circle is richer, with the birth of a little metal head. I’m pleased to announce the birth of Æryz Bell. Daughter to Dave and Eemjay Bell. Dave is the bassist in Modesto’s Nothing But Losers and Eemjay is their creative designer and makeup artist. Æryz was […]

By February 2, 2018 Read More →
MetalView Happy New Year

MetalView Happy New Year

MetalView By Eve Oberlander Happy New Year! My New Year resolution is to go out and occupy a venue, support a musician. Music is good for the soul, my soul. Modesto area metal was on fire this past year, with local bands making music videos, writing and producing albums and touring up and down California […]

By January 4, 2018 Read More →
MetalView Remembering Abe

MetalView Remembering Abe

Remembering Abraham Guerrero By Eve Oberlander We lost a son, a brother, a husband, a friend and a part of the Modesto Metal scene on the evening of November 6th, 2017. Gone but never forgotten, Abe was a part of our metal family, hailing from Los Banos. He leaves behind a wife, our beautiful brutal […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
MetalView HellHeart

MetalView HellHeart

MetalView-HellHeart by Eve Oberlander It is my honor to present you Best Metal 2017 MAMA Award winner, HellHeart!  HellHeart consists of Alie Grabowski Vocals, Kevin Nelson Drums, Eddie Callow Lead Guitar, Jess Gilmore Guitar/Vocals and Jeff Amador Bass.  Even though HellHeart is a newer band you will be surprised to find out how much they […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
October is Upon Us

October is Upon Us

METALView by Eve Oberlander October is upon us, my favorite month of the year because of the Modesto Area Music Awards and our city’s downtown live music Halloween celebration, The Summoning. First off I’d like to congratulate each metal MAMAnee for best metal 2017. Each band deserves to be nominated because of several important reasons. […]

By October 8, 2017 Read More →
MetalView All in the Family

MetalView All in the Family

Little recaps of last month’s Metal events: Our beautiful, amazing 209 Metal family raised $1,135 for Keith Peters at his Parkinson’s benefit August 5th. The benefit was a huge success thanks to all of our friends and family. We had over a hundred people in attendance and the promoters, bands, hosts, and acts put on quite the show. […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
The Metal MAMAnees are…

The Metal MAMAnees are…

It’s MAMA time again and I have the pleasure of giving you an overview of this year’s 2017 Best Metal MAMAnees. Choosing a band to vote for is a hard decision for most. Our 209 Metal scenes like no other. We go to countless shows; we watch and enjoy each of these bands on this […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
MetalView Lost Horizons

MetalView Lost Horizons

By Eve Oberlander Lost Horizons formed in late 2016 and hail from Modesto. Members include Cody Nye Vocals, Eddie Biedebach Guitar who started writing music together. They eventually recruited Aaron Kelch Bass and Jonny Avila Guitar to join and start a full band with Jojo Jorgensen on Drums.  They now have eight songs and are […]

By August 15, 2017 Read More →
MetalView

MetalView

MetalView Eve Oberlander As I’m sitting here writing, Metzger is out in the garage playing it loud. Hailz! If you haven’t found out by now, Metzger is Keith Peters Vocals, Will Holgate Guitar, Morgan Gonzales Rhythm, Roger Guajardo Bass and Robert Hernandez Drums. They’ve consistently been practicing once a week despite one member living so […]

By July 12, 2017 Read More →
MetalView

MetalView

MetalView By Eve Oberlander Metal heads and music lovers alike, check out the first ever MUSICMANIA an event for music lovers in Central California. This record fair event will take place at The Portal (1324 Coldwell Ave.) in Modesto on Sunday May 7th from 10am to 6pm. Attendees will be able to browse and purchase […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown

MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown

MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown by  Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Sworn To The Black and Merced’s Cursed are on the bill for this year’s 2017 Spring Meltdown metal festival with headliners ORIGIN and Ghoul. There are plenty of 209 metal bands attending too, including Stockton’s Accidently Murdered and Symbolik and Sonora’s Echoes of the Forgotten. Other headliners […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
MetalView: Attract Some Luck This Month

MetalView: Attract Some Luck This Month

Attract some luck this month. It’s March, the month of my Birthday, Women’s History and St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is a day for anyone, whether you are Irish or not, to let loose and have a bit of fun. Here are five lucky things to do or see in the month of March: […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →