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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 →
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 →

MUSICMANIA- the first in a series of events for music lovers in Central California, and one of the largest events of its kind on the West Coast. The event will take place at The Portal in Modesto on Sunday, May 7th from 10am to 6 pm. Attendees will be able to browse and pick up […]

By April 14, 2017 Read More →
MAMA OVERVIEW METAL

MAMA OVERVIEW METAL

MetalView 2016 By Guest Writer ,  Pammy Von Duke For over 20 years I myself have been attending metal shows in and around the Modesto area, in fact, people I know from all over California actually come to our little town for the metal shows , local and touring. If you haven’t you should really […]

By September 10, 2016 Read More →
Weelend Needle Drop Iron Maiden

Weelend Needle Drop Iron Maiden

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast There are very few Metal bands that do it for me. Iron Maiden is one of the few not only musically but lyrically. Steve Harris’s galloping bass line inspired so many other musicians crossing genre lines. With lyrical content inspired by movies, history and […]

By May 30, 2016 Read More →
MetalView

MetalView

Metal View – By Mike Vanek SAVE METAL IN MODESTO 2015 has been a interesting year in the metal scene… What started with great promise has dwindled down to the bleakest of futures. Modesto has shunned the metal scene. We only have 2 bars to play at which many people in the downtown community are […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
Motorhead Rocks the Shrine

Motorhead Rocks the Shrine

Motorhead Rocks the Shrine By Russ Allsup On August. 22nd, the masters of heavy metal, Motorhead played the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles for a devoted crowd of music lovers that came to worship at the altar of the one and only Lemmy. Starting off the show and putting on a solid performance were […]

By September 1, 2015 Read More →
MetalView – A New Metal Year

MetalView – A New Metal Year

209Metal VIEW By Mike Vanek STARTING A NEW… A 209 METAL NEW YEAR!! Happy New Year head bangers!! I hope everyone had a great holiday season! So starting new is this year’s theme and there seems to be a lot of that going around! First we will start with my favorite sport, Independent Pro Wrestling. […]

By January 10, 2015 Read More →
MetalView – Recollecting 20 Years

MetalView – Recollecting 20 Years

Metal View – By Mike Vanek Reflections of the past and future 20 years of 209 Heavy Metal and Rock Shows… Hi & Howdy friends and neighbors!! As you may know I was fortunate enough to win a MAMA Award for best live music promoter… Before I go on, I must congratulate Best Metal Band […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →
BIgView – X Fest

BIgView – X Fest

BigView By Chris Murphy X Fest Turns 15 and ModestoView was there the day it started in 2000 on J St with Flying Blind, Post Garbo, Blessid Union of Souls in front of a gigantic cruise ship with 5 other stages and 20 other bands and a block long disco and we were there with […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
MetalView-March

MetalView-March

Metal View – By Mike Vanek This Month I have a few things to talk about this month… the first thing is just truly awesome good friends of the MetalView Zombie Death Stench have given us some great news. After self-releasing their current album “The Coming Bloodbath” and constantly promoting it by playing all over […]

MetalView

MetalView

MetalView By Mike Vanek 2012 The year in Modesto Metal 2012 was an up and down year for local metal. With an all-out abandonment of the all ages venue it has been rough for local metal bands. Our scene has been stricken with the need for all ages heavy metal venues in Modesto. We salute […]

By January 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gathering of the Tribes

Gathering of the Tribes

Photo of Primus courtesy of Paul Guerrero After 2 Failed attempts at a interview with Mr Les Claypoll I went back to the school of total gonzo journalism and file this report… Primus at Modesto center Plaza was the most anticipated event that I can remember since I started in the music community many moons […]

Assassins on the Warpath!

Assassins on the Warpath!

209Metal View By Mike Vanek It’s that time again!! Lets look at bands that are making an impact in the scene today. First of all our friends Warpath Assassins have hit the studio to record their debut full length EP due out later this summer. Recorded at the well known “Sound Chamber” this looks like […]