Author Archive: Mike Vanek

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MetalView: Metal News Making an Impact

MetalView: Metal News Making an Impact

This month I would like to talk about a few subjects that have popped up in Modesto’s metal scene. First of all as I write this I prepare to be a stage hand at the biggest metal show in Modesto History. Rob Zombie at the Fat Cat!! Probably the most anticipated moment in Fat Cat […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
MetalView: Warpath Assassins

MetalView: Warpath Assassins

As trends come and go in this town there is one thing that has remained here in the city of Modesto, Good Heavy Metal Bands. One such band has risen through the ashes of 3 bands to form one of the best new bands Modesto has ever seen! The band I speak of is called […]

By May 3, 2011 Read More →
11 Years of Being Metal

11 Years of Being Metal

By Mike Vanek & Isaac Ames w/ Photos By Ida Millsaps Being a promoter in this town is not easy when you put on Metal shows. This month marks 11 years that 209Productions has been around. What started as promoting bands like Immortality, Infestation, Carcinogen, & Bind in high school evolved into 209Productions. In December […]

By April 5, 2011 Read More →
209’s Best Local Hard/Rock & Metal

209’s Best Local Hard/Rock & Metal

A lot of bands today, either due to lack of venues, or just sheer need to get their music out, seem to be pumping out CD’s these days to get their sound heard. I’ve recently come across a few that I think deserve some recognition. I’ll be covering more local projects in the future, for […]

By March 4, 2011 Read More →
The State of the Scene

The State of the Scene

First of all this article is dedicated to our friend Terri Sterner of the Nor-Cal Plastics who passed away last year and i just wanna thank Chris Murphy for asking me to once again join the staff of the mighty Modestoview magazine! Now the hardrock & metal scene in Modesto has dramatically changed since i […]

By January 30, 2011 Read More →