February 13, 2015 - Friday the 13th and Finger Lakes Metal Fest

FLMFRecap by Randy MetalWulf; With this show falling on Friday the 13th, it only stood to reason that we once again kicked it off with Alice Cooper's "He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)", one of Joe's favorite rock songs, EVER! Yeah, Joe may rant and rave that he hates the song, but this has been a tradition for at least as long as I've been involved with the show, and very likely much, much longer. 
As a matter of fact, Joe seemed very confused as to why this song ended up first on the playlist for the week, insisting that he didn't put it in there at all. He even went so far as to place the blame on Azkath, who I'm sure would never pull something as underhanded as sabotaging the playlist.
Honestly, Joe just LOVES that song, and that's all there is to it! I'm even willing to bet that he's just chomping at the bit to play it again next month!
Anyhow, the main subject at hand this week was the announcement of the lineup for this year's installment of Finger Lakes Metal Fest, an event that we all look forward to. Once again, the show will be held at Donselaar's in Clyde, NY and will feature twenty bands on two stages. It's a FREE show, open to all ages, and will once again be emceed by The Metallic Onslaught!
Event founder David Henninger was on hand to make the official announcement, so, without further ado, here is the much-anticipated lineup for the event this year:
1. Cain (Buffalo, NY)
2. Thirteen South (Ithaca, NY)
3. Throne Of Wilderness (Buffalo, NY)
4. Beyond Fallen (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
5. Inhumatus (Utica, NY)
6. Order Of The Dead (Rochester, NY)
7. Ire Clad (Ithaca, NY)
8. UnDead Messengers (Corning, NY)
9. Lowkey (Newark, NY)
10. Never The Voiceless (Syracuse, NY)
11. Age Of Shadows (Rochester, NY)
12. Theatpoint (Scranton, PA)
13. Ruination (Binghamton, NY)
14. Bloodsnot (Oxford, NY)
15. Setiva (Rochester, NY)
16. Prey 4 Me (Memphis, TN)
17. Spit Nickels (Waterloo, NY)
18. Dear Mr. Dead (Syracuse, NY)
19. Mole And The Level Antz (Williamstown, NY)
20. Million Miles From Broadway (Rochester, NY)
Looks to be a solid lineup, featuring some long-time favorites, and a nice assortment of newcomers! By all means, come on out and join us!
Further discussion regarding Finger Lakes Metal Fest centered around things the guys would like to incorporate me in for the event. Pardon me if I seem a little less than excited by some of these suggestions...Let's see...a dunk tank was mentioned, which could be fun, especially if the weather is favorable. I've actually participated in dunk tanks before, so it certainly wouldn't be my first time! I could actually probably deal with that! A kissing booth was also mentioned, which I would actually have been agreeable to. Win A Date With Randy was also suggested, as a possible raffle prize. I'd be fine with that, but unfortunately some wiseass suggested that it could also be open to transgenders...Sorry, that's way out of the ol' comfort zone, right there. Honestly, being single for a little over a year now, I'd welcome a date, but come on...let's keep it to the ladies, okay?
Another popular suggestion involved me being set on fire and power bombed through a table...Possibly the most disturbing event that was mentioned involved...and Dave (from The Last Exit For The Lost)...in thongs...wrestling...Pretty sure the Metal Fest crowd wouldn't care to see that, and that's fine by me! 

Alice Cooper - He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)

Blind Guardian - The Throne
The Answer - Red
Periphery - The Scourge

Necrowretch - The Bells Of Evil Schism
Heavydeath - Eat The Sun
Ruthless - Metal Without Mercy
Abhor - Replication

Inhumantus - Erasure
Chastain - The Wicked Are Restless
Chastain - Evil For Evil
Red Zone Rider - Never Trust A Woman
Helix - Metal At Midnight
Zepparella - We're Gonna Groove

Abhor - Between Flames And Moon
Yesterday's Saints - The Recruitment
Tankard - War Cry
Level 10 - Scream And Shout
Rated X - Get Back My Crown

Venom - From The Very Depths
By The Graveyard Tree - Graveyard Story
Heaving Earth - Forging Arcane Heresy
Napalm Death - Cesspits
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life - Changing Forms

Adrenaline Mob - Black Sabbath Medley
Lord Dying - Suckling At The Teat Of A She-Beast
Marilyn Manson - Cupid Carries A Gun
Order Of The Dead - 322
Morbid Evils - Crippled

Voices - The Ultimate Narcissist
Thulcandra - Exalted Resistance
Hate - Hate Is The Law
xThirt13n - Evicted
Byzantine - A Curious Lot

Barishi - Smoke From The Earth
Burweed - Tire Iron
Dead In The Manger - Part IV
Exhumed - Casket Crusher
RWAKE - Stairwell

Stormwitch - Evil Spirit
Satanic Warmaster - Dragon's Egg
Primitive Man - Downfall
Karma To Burn - 58
Goatblood - Rituals Of Menstrual Blood

Voivod - Build Your Weapons
The Exploited - Anti-UK
Carnivore - S.M.D.
Wrath - R.I.P. (Ripped Into Pieces)
Zoetrope - Company Man

Frankenstein Rooster "Flyin' in a Yoda's Dream"
NitroVolt "Takes Too Long"
Warhead "Widowmaker"