March 26, 2016
part 1
1st alittle history.. i am a old school heavy metal metalhead so that means im old, you might ask whats
"heavy metal" ? its what alot of todays  music was called before the internet.. remember when you
had to write,or  read something to find out whats was going on!!  you are too young for that that why i
like to call you people [U25] as you dont understand the old days,and dont remember the world
before the  web....  if you want to know about heavy metal  please look it up online, and  join  the
circus that is  the underground.... the main problem  with today's music is thats there too many
style-genre "names" and too many bands that all sound the same  there should only be  one lamb of
goat not a million of them..... when i was getting into heavy metal the bands  where  new,and
fresh,and had there own  sound, ie spin, and  original was  the key,but now the only bands that are
original are  doing it diy or creating there own sound,and style by thinking outside of  box,and bring
other  style into  the metal,and making it  fresh,and new so if you are a band  try to be original not a
sheep....  i have heard it all,and have seen  it all  so i know what i am talking about with todays  
music.....

Part 2
the local music  scene i live in  penn yan,ny,and its in the heart of the  finger lake  region of upstate
new york,and there is alot of great bands  from  the area,and  we have 3 major  citys that have killer
music  scene  ROCHESTER   SYARCUSE  ITHACA  there is  alot of  great metal bands and  some big  
bands,and  musician that are from this  area.....  DIAMOND TYR was  great solid 4 part harmony hard
rock band with alot of soul,from rochester,and moved on to  ONE and the cool part about that band  
was it  was 2 set of  brother 2+2=one they moved  to nyc,and  broke up,with all going their own  way  
andre  is now a big rock star  going by the name  virus,and has  played with alot of  great bands,and
now is  playing again,and it  would be nice  to  talk to an old buddy  about the old  dayz,and  hope he  
still the same  guy ??  another  great band  was  SAINT CHAOS  from seneca falls,and was  a great
hard rock band,but never got its shout chaned name to groove seed,and then m.t. web,and now  ted
is doing P-SPOT a killer acoustic story telling musician  totally love the p man!!  there are many other  
big bands  that are from this  area,and thats another trip inside of a worm    ps if you are a real "heavy
metal band" or a  diy underground  band please  drop me a line and  send  your  press  kits  to me  oh
thats right what is a press kit? it what bands  send out to let people know about them,and they did
demo on cas tapes  but thats another  trip>>>>>
Music by WORMHOLE (Keith Wormuth)
the  local music  scene  101

if you are into local music,and you  want a  good  scene,then you need  these  3  things

1-  bands
2-  places  to play out
3-  places  that  support local  stuff...

you  need  all of them to have a  good  scene,and to have people  talking about it... as for the  local scene of  mine  ie:  the FINGER LAKE  
REGION (New York) we have a  great scene, but thats  because  we have 3 major  city  close by Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca
each of  them have a great scene  with alot of  great bands,and places  to play,and local  business that supports  that...
so if you look at the whole its one of the best, but  since  we have to drive to those  city  its  both good and bad  as  there should be  
something more local "within the  area"....
we do have alot of  great local bands,and musician,and  we do have some places  to play,and  local business,but alot of that gets over
shadow  by the bigger  city,and  you have to drive to those  citys...  
we  the  local finger lake region need more people and  musician to be more local,and  start supporting local  things....
so please  support  your local scene  shop at local business and  buy local  stuff...
we do have alot of people talking about this area,and its nice to have other people comming into the area and  checking out what we  
have and thats  great, but there is room for more, and  we  need  more....            
                                                                            WORM
local metal,and beyond......

SPIRE is a "su"  metal band,and has a new cd out and  is out playing  all over,and as with most band they are online...... NASTY HABIT is a young U25  
metal-rock//pop band. they have cds out,and are a modern rock/metal band and  good! but have changed their  name to major change?? what the**  
ID?  why the change? i dont know {{ID?}}....RUINATIONis a southern tier ny metal//core band,they play out alot..... THE BARRY BROTHERS are a
4p,from the "ST/FL" area,and have a new cd out 'stories fromthe southern tier' they are more on the light side of rock,acoustic i think??....  SKULL  is a
one man metal band!! has alot of cds out,and is on hold,as is doing other things,and  can'twait  to see what he  will do next!!!.... COSTON  is a high
power old school hard rock band,and totally  kick ass  old fashion  hard rock like  80's metal/glam mtv-headbanger's ball  la  rock big hair  rock n roll  
has a new cdout,and  been around a long time. its great that he  roy  is still doing it  his way,and still  rocking!!!!  his  kidGUNNER  is now in  WICKED  
who are a high power  totally glam metal band  all
bighair la blonde hardrock/glam metal!! a great young band U25......  NIHILIST RULEBOOK is a local noise band  from penn yan,and is  young band u21
and are playing out .....  IRE CLAD  are a killer  heavy metal band  from "ITHACA,NY",and have a new  cd out,and  are a old school heavy metal band
with atouch of  modern//core  a killer  band!!!!   THE ONE FEST is a  killer allday  metal fest that is put on by ITHACAUNDERGROUND  
{{www.ithacaunderground.org}} this  yearshow ia  july 2 at  THE HAUNT in ithaca,and the lineup is:dragged into sunlight/primitive man/cult leader/meek is
murder/bleak/creator-destroyer/twin lords.....another  killer local metal fest is  THE FINGER LAKE METAL FEST  this year its may 20-21  2 days over 20
bands and its free  please check it out.....  CADABRA RECORDS  out  of  "SU"is  a new record co. and has  alot of  cool stuff out.... thats is it  for
thisissue  please  support  your  local  metal scene and dont sit at a screen  goout and  see  stuff and do stuff  anything is fine as long you dont  like
everything online like them in person!!!!  wOrm
THE 5  SHADES OF  METAL  THE AFTER NOTES>>>>
ok  the reason i choose  those  5 shades
1-OLD SCHOOL
2- DEATH/BLACK METAL
3- PROG./POWER METAL
4- BEYOND THE METAL
5-HARDCORE ???
i think  you can  break alot of  it  down into those 5  groups  but  within  the metal scene  its more than  that but  like i said  it  depends on the person...
as for me im a old school guy but also a death/black &  beyond the metal  guy...  i like all shades  of metal  and  like i said i would like to take back that
word,and call it  like i used  to back in the old days  HEAVY METAL!!!!  in my day you where either into  heavy metal  or hard rock......
now its  broken down and there are sooooo many  layers  that its  hard to tell what is  what!!!!!!  
when i do  review yes i try to  break it  down and  sometime  just tell you what it  is in plain english.  But alot of  writters  will  go on and on about this and
that but  as for  me i like to keep it  simple and short so yes i do say its _____metal  or  metal////  or  post, or  some other new word to describe  what  
metal is now!!
THE 5  SHADES OF  METAL

this section  is about   progressive & power metal   beyond the metal   and  hardcore,and  the other  sub genre  that is  heavy metal!!!!3-  progressive  
metal & power metal   now alot of  this  is old and  you can  re-read  the last section...  progressive metal/rock is  both an old and new thing  as its  a
hudge and has avery differant  scene,and style... progressive rock is not the same  as  progressive metal,but it is the same,butit depends  on the
person,and  which side  of the road they are on....  progressive rock dates back to the early60's-70's  with the whole  art rock/progscene  over in  
uk/eruope...  you had  the biggest band in whole PINK FLOYD,andto many  they where a progressive rock band,but  alot of the bands that i talk
about in this section will cause a  hudge  block  fight,and  some is  right and some are  wrong,but  its all the same....  bands  like  pink foyd/rush/king
crimsion/genesis/dream theater/fates warning/watchtower/voivod/dbc/cynic/athiest/agent steel,and many  more  are  what i would call  PROGRESSIVE   
what isthat word??  i can go on and on,but  when i think about it  progressive musicis  both a thinking man  metal ((brain--smart--tech**)) and  more  
artist  styleof music that has alot of  tempo change,and weird  riffs,solo,and off beats, its nuts,and chaotic,and some time make your  head  hurts trying
to fiqure  out how they do it... but in a nut shull that  progressive music,,now  as for power metal yes its a off shoot to progressive but its  more  
metal,and more old school  thrash,but  power metalwas more about  the story the image...  its all about fanasty...  both progressive & power metal  is the
same but at the same time its  2 totally differant  things  all together,
rock & alternative &  pop &  country &  classicial & jazz  but everyone has  their own name and  they all go online and  bitch and bitch some  more!!!!  IF
YOU ARE A METAL HEAD  THEN YOU LOVE HEAVY METAL.......  its all heavy metal man!!!!!!!!!!!!the reason i put  PROGRESSIVE & POWER METAL
is  that it  is a shade of metal,but  it  really belong in  OLD SCHOOL  as  its  all heavy metal to me!!!!!4-  ok that brings me  to  BEYOND THE METAL   
now  this section  can be brokendown into 2 parts  1-  beyond the metal and 2-  new school   but  i wont  even  talk about new school cause  i am not a
new school person,and i just dont understand it  why you ask i am not a young  person...  and  the new school iswhat everyone is doing now  even  most
old school metal heads  are doing  like me... what is new school??  its  this thing  called  the WEB!!  its the whole thing...  
facebook/myspace/twitter/ect>>>  and  yes i know im on it too,but  unlike  most of you I DONT LIVE ONLINE!!! i am a
real person,and i live in the real world!!!   so  to get back to  BEYOND  THE METAL   its a new things,but its been around...  BEYOND  THE METAL  is  
really  many differant  shade all in  one  as  its  more about  the outside  of  metal and  how other  people  was  turn into metal heads.....  alot of those  
are  people  that was  into  way older  music  like  classical music  rooted music  music from their  country ie story/folklore,and  became  metal
heads,and  thats  fine and the other  are  more  punk/goth/ind./artist  that was looking for  more harder,and heavy music,and  found it,or created it...   
beyond the metal is more of  a outside look at  heavy metal!!  its alotof differant thing,and it  will take a long  time to explain it  but  i will try to keep it
simple!!!  its a shade ofmetal thats  more  beyond it,as it has to do with more extreme  side,and  more artist,and the other side of it too..  bands  that are
in the beyond the metal shade are more  avant grabe,and more abtrast,and is more underground,and veryDIY!!  its  band on the  noise side of
things,and its a very big  scene!!!!  like i said i could go on and on but thats the end.....
5- HARDCORE  ok  you can  see the other parts as  hardcore is  old school,and  death,and  progresses  its more of a tough guy  street  youth thing...  
hardcore is  hardcore  but like  other its too now  has  alot of diff. shades within that scene too...  like  heavy metal and hard rock   HARDCORE IS  
HARDCORE if you  love  hardcore then youare a hardcore!!!!  hardcore is  from  NEW YORK CITY,and it has alot to do withheavy metal old school but
its more punk,and street  thing....  ok  now i totally understand that  every one  thatL.A.M.E.  [[people that live online]]  will bitch,and  talk shit about
this!!!!but  some of this  is right  while  someis  wrong but  i dont  care!!!!!!all i can  say to people  reading this  is  support  your  local music  scene  
what every shade you are or into!!!  support  the  whole  underground &  diy scene!!! and  support your local indie  business,and  buy  local  stuff
{{music/cd/records& fanzines}}  go to  show if you can!!  BE YOURSELF!!!! Live DIY
THE  LOCAL UNDERGOUND SCENE    WHAT HAPPEN TO IT,AND  IS THERE  ONE ?????????

the  scene is both  dead,and alive  as its  broken  up into  2 very different and  very seperate  scenes.......
you  have   old school vs  new  school  or   the  kids vs adults.......  each  one  has  its  own guildlines,and rules but  its  still the same  scene the  only
different is  the  age.........  both  scene  are doing the  same thing.... doing  fanzine,doing radio show,and  distro,and  putting together  local  show,but  
its  the way they do it  is  the  main  different!!!!!!!    the  kids  are  using  the  internet and  all those  social network to get the word  out..... the adults   
are doing that too,but  its more about the  work,and  the drive,as back in the day  you had alot of  hard work going into  a show......  the real main  
different  between  them  is like i said  is the  age.....as  if you  go to a kid  show  and you are a  adult  you will be the only  one at the show over 21
(unless the parents **),and  the  kids  won't  go  to the other show  as there  are  usually  held in a bar,and you have to  be 21 to get in..........  now thats  
where  its  hard  as  being  an adult  you can go out to  bars and music  club,and have  fun  being that  you are over 21,but the main problem  with that  
(its  just me ***)  its  usually a cover  band playing  (i don't like  cover bands ***)....... i would like to  see  more  clubs,and bar be  more open  to other  
stuff, but i know  its hard  with that 21  thing,and  they like to sell  $$$$,but  i thing a club  could  do  the  all ages  things,as  long  its  about  the music
and  the  support  of  the scene,and the bands!!!!!!!!!!    that  won't happen  as  there  will be  problem  as  there is always  problems  with that  either
people  fight or  want  to  party and  can't  so  those place  closes  as  there no  $$$$$$$  the  youth center  too have problem  as  its  all about  a  age
thing.. with a youth center you can only  be there  if  you are in  school  so  after  that  its a long  wait !!!!!!!  so that  suckz,but  the  youth center  has  to  
change  it  weird  that  you can  have a place to go to but only  if  you are in high school........ so  whats a kid to  do  for those  years  inbetween  being  a
kid/adult ????   i hate  that  word  youth center  as it  sound  like a playground  where  you go to after  school,and its  only  for those  preteen kids under
16......  there have to be a place  where  everyone can hang out and  have fun  thats  both  for the  kids,and  the adult  and  have  live music  and other  
stuff to do.........??????  there  not a place like that around!!!!!  so  you have 2 chooses  either  do  your thing  or  be like  everyone else  thats  for  both
of them   the  kids and  the adult