August 18, 2012 - Wulfie is so NOT Metal...

Listen to the Show


Aska - Her Ghost Remains
Doro - Raise Your Fist In The Air
Who Cares - Trashed
Hughes/Vai - Highway Star
Stratovarius - Bloodstone

WatchTower - Dangerous Toy
Devin Townsend - Lucky Animals
Kiss - Hell Or Hallelujah
Down - Witchtripper
Malice - New Breed Of Godz

Gypsyhawk - Frostwyrm
Between The Buried And Me - Telos
Loudness - Come Alive Again
Zonaria - CC Cowboys

Spater - Liquid Zone
Obey The Brave - Early Graves
Periphery - Facepalm Mute
The Faceless - The Eidolon Reality
Testament - Rise Up
Lynch Mob - Sucka

Widow Sunday - Faces In Glass
Vore - Doomwhore
Dead Cowboy's Sluts - I'll Hunt You Down
Dublin Death Patrol - Death Toll Rising

Cannibal Corpse - Buried In The Backyard
Spater - Lardfist
Black Light Burns - Your Head Will Be Rotting On A Spike
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Devil's Island
Fozzy - Dark Passenger

Southwicked - Death's Crown
Elisium - Sleep Awhile
MuckRaker - The Iron Heel
Letter To The Exiles - A world Of Wicked Men
Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow
Your Memorial - Anthem

Hate Machine - Chainsaw Philosophy
Hate Machine - Bring In The Butcher
Jess And The Ancient Ones - Ghost Riders
Widow Sunday - Open Eyes
Drag The Dead - When They Walk Again

Saturian - Shadow Of Prophecy
Halford - Nailed To The Gun
King Of Asgard - Plague-Ridden Rebirth
Korpiklaani - Dolorous
Corrosive Carcass - Awesome Nuclear Power

Fetus Stench - Severe Suffering
For The Fallen Dreams - Living A Lie
Bury Tomorrow - Lionheart
Recap by The Metal Wulf;

May as well get this out of the way first.

For the vast majority of the summer, I'd been getting my balls busted for having tickets to a certain show at CMAC in Canandaigua, that show being headliners Journey, along with Pat Benatar and Loverboy for openers.

Now, for those who grew up on this stuff back in the early to mid part of the Eighties, this was a pretty damned solid bill of music. My main reason for attending was, as stated many times, to see Pat Benatar. I've loved that little ladies' music ever since the first time I heard "Heartbreaker" in 8th or 9th grade, somewhere in there. On top of that, I've always had a healthy respect for Journey, and I never actually thought Loverboy sucked.

But, with the Onslaught being the uber-metal beast that it is, it was obviously not the type of show we'd normally promote, which is why some decided it was necessary to relentlessly rub my nose in the fact that I was attending this show.

Well, the show was last Wednesday night, and to be perfectly honest, it was a great night of music, front to back. I think the only complaint I can make about the evening is that perhaps Mike Reno needs to take a cue from Pat Benatar and Neil Gerardo, not to mention Journey members Neal Schon and Jonathon Cain, when it comes to aging gracefully. I just feel that maybe Mike was trying a little too hard to still be that "Eighties Rocker Dude", know what I mean?

Still, at least he wasn't trying to squeeze his ass into those stupid red leather pants...

So, yeah, I went, I had a good time, and I suffered the aftermath on the Onslaught willingly. Probably won't be the last time I attend a show that's going to make them groan...

Had David Henninger from Spater on hand, as he brought us up to speed on some recent developments. Most pressing, I would say, is the fact that they need a new lead guitar player. As a matter of fact, if you play and are interested in hooking up with these guys, it would be in your best interest to look Spater up on Facebook or at their main website,

They are, in the meantime, continuing on as a 3-piece, and in fact will be playing at Drag'N Bash in Palymyra on September 1. This looks to be a great day of music, and there's also apparently going to be a Beer Pong tournament, so I'm thinking it's gonna be entertaining on many levels! Could be a good time, check it out if you've got nothin' else going on!

Jeffie was once again on hand, this time seemingly allergic to something, as he was sneezing so violently that Joe suggested the need for a snot shovel.

Yeah, pretty bad when ya need one of those...

Somehow the subject of suckers going into my posterior was brought up, which I can assure you has never happened. Still, it was kind of amusiing to have a selection of Tootsie Pops on hand that evening, and more than one of them being chocolate flavored. As a matter of fact, when a chocolate one was presented to Jeffie, he asked if it had been in my butt.

I responded, quite plainly, "Well, you know Jeffie, Grim Reaper DID have an old song called "Suck It And See"...totally inappropriate, I know, but about as awesome a comeback as I could possibly think of.

Jeffie had mentioned that he wanted to visit multiple universes in his "Re-Tardis" (think Dr. Who, only not quite so cool...), prompting a brief discussion of whether he'd be another Dr. Who...or maybe a Dr. What...actually, I think we all agreed that Dr. WHY was a bit more appropriate, in this case.

And I'm pretty sure Jeffie getting lost as he visited other dimensions would not necessarily be greeted with an abundance of sadness, to be perfectly honest...

Unlike Josh, who we're all gonna miss terribly if he ends up getting any of these jobs he keeps getting interviewed for. I mean, we'd all wish him the best, don't get me wrong, but we'd all be sad to lose him. I mean, who else falls over like a Fainting Goat when they're tickled?

Hell, can't even tickle Tim, as he gets a little violent...

As a matter of fact, in the closing portion of the evening, we were trying like mad to get Josh and Tim to have a Tickle Fight. Seriously, we wanted to see that battle!

But, when push came to shove, Tim kept running off and hiding in one of two adjoining rooms. This led to me trying to lure Tim out by singing cheesy 80's hair metal songs. Cases in point would be tracks from Giuffria...Gorky Park...Warrant...Michael Monroe...Autograph...I'm sure there was more..

Some worked better than others, and Tim would come out singing along, only to get tickle tackled by either Jeffie or Joe, occasionally Josh, and then he'd go back into hiding.

That's okay, I guess that just means I have to jot down an arsenal of Tim Lures to use during future visits!