Michael Vescera

Animetal USA | Animetal USA

by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer — Formed in 1996 Japanese melodic metal band Animetal introduced a rather original concept within the genre; Animetal would deliver metal versions of popular anime themes songs while being big on stage theatrics, costumes and make-up. The group disbanded in [...]

Joey Concepcion of Chaos Embrace

by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer There are some well-known hot beds of metal on the planet: Los Angeles and Sweden, to name a few. Add Connecticut to the list — the home of 19-year-old guitar wunderkind, Joey Concepcion. If you haven’t heard Joey yet, you will. He’s currently recording his debut [...]