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Weekend Warriors//Metal Interviews//Growing

Hello and welcome to Weekend Warriors! Check out melodic metalcore band Growing from Madison, WI! This interview took place at their album release party at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI. The venue was packed for this show and it’s no question as to why! We got all kinds of details about the tour, what inspires them, and what we are to expect from their newest album The Gauntlet.

The Gauntlet is available for physical purchase and download now across all music platforms!
Silver Linings video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWXa…
Growing facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?…
Merch: growingtheband.bigcartel.com

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Growing Tour Dates!

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Featured Photo: Bob Good

Cat Sullivan 

Video edits- Cat Sullivan

Article Edit- Emily Mae

Weekend Warriors//Metal Interviews//An Evening With MORBID SAINT

Hello and welcome to Weekend Warriors! Music Maehem, also joined by All Kings Fall, was invited to the mighty Morbid Cave for an exclusive interview with Morbid Saint of Sheboygan, Wisconsin!  It was truly an unforgettable experience! Laughs, booze, memories and of course METAL!

Don’t forget to follow Morbid Saint in the links below!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/morbidsaintofficial/

Official Site: http://www.morbidsaint.com/

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Morbid Saint is:

Cliff Wagner – Vocals
Jay Visser – Guitar
Russell Gesch – Guitar
Bob Zabel – Bass
DJ Bagemehl – Drums

Filmed by: Ian Gray and Emily Mae

Edited by: Emily Mae

Photos/Graphics by: Emily Mae

Interview by: Mitchel Fulcer

Live performance/tracks by Morbid Saint

 

 

On The Road//Metal For Muttz 2018

Metal 4 Muttz is a charity concert to help the Lincoln & Marathon County Humane Society. The hosts of this event was Shannon Barden of the band Syght Unscene and Brittnay Loka. Also in support was Hazardous Beauties Modeling. This year Metal For Muttz was held at The Cabaret Bar in Wausau,WI on April 21st. This event featured 10 bands including:

  • All Kings Fall
  • Downgrade
  • Syght Unscene
  • Un-Broken
  • Auf-ki
  • Infantivore
  • Our Last Vision
  • For Once
  • Constance
  • Artists Unknown
  • Suck Bucket
  • Zippnuttz
  • Masochistic Jag
  • Death The Kid

There were many people in attendance of this show. The venue was packed from wall to wall with supporters-band members and fans alike. There was quite the variety of metal acts, and even some punk bands in the mix that came together for the cause. Metal 4 Muttz also put together a raffle as well as food that was provided for those who were volunteering their time at the event. The weather that day was more than perfect for the event as well, it was the first nice day in what had seemed like an eternity. So, this was the perfect excuse to leave the house, not to mention the fact that it was for an amazing cause. We took the time to not only photograph and film the bands but also to interview with some of the people who helped this event be possible. Featured is Shannon Barden, Brittnay Loka, and Cat Taylor.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Metal4Muttz/

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Hazardous Beauties Modeling: https://www.facebook.com/HazardousBeauties/

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Photos: Emily Mae For complete gallery visit- https://www.facebook.com/Emilymaehem25/

Video: Cat Sullivan

Emily Mae and Cat Sullivan

Weekend Warriors//Metal Interviews//Shield The Surviviors

Hey metalheads and welcome to Weekend Warriors! This time we are featuring the killer metalcore band Shield The Survivors! Earlier, we featured these bad ass dudes’ newest single Building Hate.

(for more on this release click this link- https://musicmaehem.blog/2018/02/01/one-night-stand-shield-the-survivors-building-hate/)

These guys are coming at you from Oshkosh,WI and have been on the scene since 2011! I was more than happy to interview these cool dudes, and it just so happened that we had a show with them at Triple P’s so it was the perfect opportunity! So, with that we bring you Shield The Survivors!

 

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For more on Shield The Survivors, check the links below!! “Building Hate” is Available now!

https://www.facebook.com/ShieldtheSurvivors/?ref=br_tf

https://shieldthesurvivors.bandcamp.com/

Also! David Pietila (Guitar and vocals) does his own recording so check out his site as well!

https://www.sourcetrackstudio.com/

-Mitchel Fulcer 

Weekend Warriors//Metal Interviews//A Coup De Grace

Welcome all to Weekend Warriors  with A Coup De Grace! These guys are from the scene in Green Bay, WI and have been playing out for about a year. Recently they released their single “Earthbound” which is currently being aired on Razor Undergorund on Razor 94.7. We attended their album release party at the Lyric Room in their home town to celebrate the release of their newest EP Tyrannicide  and to get to know these hardcore dudes a bit!

Follow A Coup De Grace in the link below!

https://www.facebook.com/ACouDeGra/

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Check out their music on Bandcamp!

https://acoupdegrace.bandcamp.com/album/tyrannicide

-Emily Mae 

 

Weekend Warriors//Metal Interviews//Conniption

Conniption is an American Heavy Metal band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Formed in December 2007 by band members Michael Brigham (lead vocals/guitar), Cody Dziuk (bass guitar), Bill House (lead guitar/vocals), and Andy Martin (drums); they are known for blending British Heavy Metal, American Hard Rock and Thrash Metal. They have been playing with all kinds of amazing, as well as legendary bands such as Testament, Metal Church, Iced Earth, and Flotsam & Jetsam, as well as playing the Wisconsin State Fair and Summerfest. They have also performed as local support for Megadeth, Trivium, Opeth, GWAR, Cannibal Corpse, and All That Remains. They  are even a 2014 & 2015 WAMI Winner for Best Metal/Rock Band in Wisconsin.

We at Music Maehem had the privilege to see them perform live at The Back Stage Bar in honor of Tom Gehde’s Birthday as well as having some time to talk with them about what is new! So to all of you metal fans out there we present to you Conniption!

 

Find Conniption here!

http://www.conniption.us/

As well as on Facebook!

http://www.conniption.us/

Photo Credit: Emily Maehem Photography

-Mitchel Fulcer 

 

 

On The Road//Stonefest 4/20

Welcome to another great show On The Road with Music Maehem! There were a lot of amazing shows going on over the 4/20 weekend in celebration of the “green” but the one we are featuring this year is the 16th annual Stonefest presented by Grave Marker Music and the band Headstone.

There were two stages with bands for feature, one on the first level and a second upstairs. The switch over between the two stages ran very smoothly and everything rolled right into one another without a hitch.  I arrived just in time to catch the first band Seven Cities Dead. They were full of brutality which was a great way to start this evening of metal. The second band to follow was our good friends Shield The Survivors. They played the second stage as well in the upper area. They had a lot of energy which started to draw in the evening crowd quite quickly.  After they were done loading everything up, we stayed to catch some of the set for the Rictus Grin. They had a very unique twist to thrash that kept you moving and was very entertaining. The crowd brought waffles and threw them at Rictus Grin during their tune about beer and waffles which only added to the entertainment.

After my interview with Shield the survivors, I floated through the crowd and talked to some fans about a how well the turn out was and how the lineup was very consistent. It was nice to see multiple generes of bands on the bill as well. I unfortunately had A.K.F. business to do as well so I didn’t get a chance to film every band at the show, but there was no ill words said about a single performance.

Shane had some amazing things to say about the history of 420, and everyone was really into the spirit of the holiday the entire night. I was definitely honored to be a part of Stone Fest this year. Triple P’s is an amazing venue for smaller festival type shows. They  appreciate what  we are trying to do as local musicians and are very respectful to our community.  I  look forward to many more Stone Fests and other shows at this venue in the future!

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Please be sure to check out Grave Marker Music for more events in the link below!

https://www.facebook.com/GraveMarkerMusic/

Be sure to check out all the bands that played there as well and as always show support! Support local music! Thrash fast!

Mitchel Fulcer 

 

 

Weekend Warriors//Metal Interviews//H1Z1

Hello metal heads and welcome to another amazing interview on Weekend Warriors ! This time we are featuring the very energetic metal band from Milwaukee, WI H1Z1! Earlier this month we featured their newest album Unbounded which honestly blew me away! I am highly anticipating the next one, it was great to finally see these dudes live and some faces to the sound.

With that being said, we now present you with H1Z1!

Filmed at Happy’s Bar in Woodruff, WI!

https://www.facebook.com/Happys-bar-663646443792887/

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You can find more about H1Z1 in the links below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/H1Z1metal/

Bandcamp: https://h1z1.bandcamp.com/

You can see them live at their next show April 21 at The Tavern in Beloit, WI!

As well as PROJECT MAYHEM coming up August 9, 10, 11!!!!

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-Emily Mae 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bandcamp: https://h1z1.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/H1Z1metal/

Album Review//QuietKind- Shadow Play

This Wisconsin metalcore/groove metal band comes at us from the Wausau area. QuietKind released their first album Shadow Play this past January, 2018. If you love your music heavy, chaotic, groovy, and full of epic break downs, then you will be into this album!

Shadow Play is a djent-gasm to say the least, and is just full of everything you crave from metalcore. The vocals are heavy, yet comprehensible. The drums and bass are solid and the guitar leads are simply something amazing to behold! There are many bands coming out of Wisconsin that are of the metalcore variety, but QuietKind holds their own among them.

Currently they are on tour with another amazing Wisconsin metalcore band Pangaea.

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On the new album, the opening track “Failed State” is a great way to lead us off into what Shadow Play is all about. The vocalist breaks the seal with the bold and brutal statement “This is a failed state!” Carrying out this track with a guitar solo that is backed up with a bass-heavy break down and plenty of djent beats, which is the common theme of the album.

“Stray” is fast, furious and technical. Each chorus is different from the last giving a unique balance to the entire track in its entirety. Not one part of the track repeats itself which, as you know, usually there is something that is repeated within a song. During the melodic breakdown, it kind of reminded me of something like a space adventure, or like a sound track you would find in a video game.

“Limbo” is the djent highlight of this album. It has a horror type of vibe including a “creepy toy-like” synth track. This track is almost a two-part, as its ending blends so well into the beginning of the next track “The Worst Of Us”. This keeps things temporarily in the same horror realm.  The vocals are harder than the other tracks it seems, giving us a brutal climax to Shadow Play.

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“Dawn” is full of super technical guitar solos and interesting hooks. It feels like a rising, which makes sense to the title. The break down in this track is nothing short of epic. The guitar solo and theme very much reminds me of the style of the band Scale The Summit.

“Twilight” and “Dusk” both take a turn back into the brutal side of metalcore. “Twilight” is unique not only this album,  but to the whole metalcore genre overall because the entire track is a brutal instrumental until you get closer to the end. The vocalist has one final message before ending this song and it was almost like the breakdown was actually the vocals, which is an interesting twist!

Finally, “Dusk” leads us into the self-titled track of the album, “Shadow Play”. Definitely the best track on the album, so it’s no wonder they chose this one for their lyrical video. It is one last highlight of all the talents of each member. This track is a very strong finish.

When you listen to this album, you really get a lot out of every minute. Shadow Play is a very full album. QuietKind is a very tight band and the recording quality is great. We are looking forward to another album in the future, but for now, we will be keeping our eyes out on the scene to see them live!

If you want to see QuietKind, their next show is in Damien’s Den in Lancing, IL.

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You can follow the rest of their tour on their Facebook in the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/QuietKindWI/

You can find Shadow Play on Bandcamp at https://quietkind.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-play

Don Niesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Warriors//Metal Interview//SEISMA

Part two of this Front Row feature, I sat down with SEISMA to learn more about one of my favorite local acts. What’s the story of SEISMA? Who are the people behind these monstrous 50 TON RIFFS? And the answer to the question everyone wants to know…WHAT IS UP WITH THE COLOR ORANGE?? Sit back, crank that groovy ‘Abominable’ tune, and find out the answers and more in this week’s interview.

Facebook.com/seismadyne

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMyYJDVvWmSkrfz67kjEzQ

Victor Strut music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdLZ8MM3yf8

Bandcamp: https://seisma.bandcamp.com/

Don’t forget to tune in on facebook where we will be going live to announce the winner of our 500 like giveaway!

Cat Sullivan