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MetalView – Metal Showcase

Metal View –
By Mike Vanek

March Local Band Showcase
Last month we showcased some local bands and we are back this month to showcase a few more. By no means is this all the good bands in town, and we shall cover more in the future!! Next month we pay tribute to a true great in our scene that we lost way too soon Mycal Wayte the original vocalist for Burial Ground…

CURSED is one of the most veteran bands in our scene and have been around for years as one version or another including a stint as Cursed A.D. Years ago. Cursed’s current lineup has been called by several local music industry heavyweights as the strongest in the history of the band. Anchored by bassist Roy Stanley, Cursed is a major player in the Nor Cal metal scene and they are one of the few bands in the scene that have established their name in the Nor Cal metal community. Cursed plays everywhere!! Whereever good shows happen in our scene and beyond you may find Cursed on a flyer on the wall, Check’em out!!!

STIGMURDER is another veteran of our scene that has pretty much stuck together through thick and thin!! With the same basic nucleus still intact after years and years of playing throughout the Nor Cal scene, they welcomed their new bass player “Topher” this past year. STIGMURDER has steamed ahead and is one of the most entertaining and high energy bands in our scene, dating all the way back to their early days at places like The Palm Gardens in Modesto! These guys bring the show every time and make the crowd part of the party!! If you haven’t been part of the STIGMURDER experience go see them in a bar near you!!
FOREVER OBSCURED is one of the heaviest bands in our scene by far! Releasing their debut album last year and a music video to accompany it, Forever Obscured has been on a roll launching themselves on media like ITunes and SPOTIFY putting themselves in a position to forward the band in a positive position in the future, so be on the lookout for this local heavy powerhouse!!

PATH OF TOTALITY Like having a good time? GO SEE THIS BAND!!! Path of Totality representatives of the Lodi / Manteca area is a high-energy old school take no prisoners speed metal masterpiece!! If I had to pick the perfect down to earth band that is rad to see play and chill with this is that band!! Greg, Alexa & Yoni are 3 of the coolest people and musicians and I truly love these guys and you will too!!

That’s it for me this month!! Keep one foot in the gutter and one fist in the gold!!!



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.