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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 […]

MetalView

MetalView

Metal View By Mike Vanek A 209 METAL HISTORY LESSON 2012 makes 12 years that I have been working in the local music scene and 17 years since I joined the scene. This Month I’d like to pay tribute to the past. Venues like the Legendary Tees & Greens, Loan Oak Hall, California Ballroom, Charlie’s, […]

Thashocalypse Lives!

Thashocalypse Lives!

209Metal View By Mike Vanek THRASHOCALYPSE 2012 It took almost a year to produce, with problems at three different venues and Modesto Police and multiple delays, the 2nd annual Thrashocalypse actually happened. This 2-day event started with a jubilant mood as people slowly rolled in. It was a great day of heavy metal with bands […]

By February 1, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Metal View- October 2011

Metal View- October 2011

Happy Rocktober! This month Metal in the MAMA’s & The CVDM By Mike Vanek A few things to talk about this month. First of all I would like to announce that after 11 years of supporting metal in our area me my company 209Productions have been nominated for a MAMA award!! I have been nominated […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
X-Fest Metal Mania

X-Fest Metal Mania

Ok…first of all this month I must touch on the biggest topic going around town these days. Metal bands at X-Fest!! For years metal bands were a no no when it came to X-Fest. Due to a certain incident at the State Theater that I’m not really allowed to speak of, metal bands have been […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
MetalView: Rob Zombie

MetalView: Rob Zombie

This month I had a few things to talk about. But first I must talk about a good thing coming up a lot in conversation. There are a lot of great promoters here in Modesto doing great shows at venues like Seasons, Spinnakers, King Kabob, & of course the Fat Cat Music House in Lounge!! […]

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 →