I started the blog Metallomusikum in 2012. I have been a music fan for going on four decades and specifically a metal fan for about half of that time. Black metal, death metal and some proggy weird shit are my favorite types of metal. I also listen to punk, hip-hop, jazz, ambient and classical music. My motto is: There are only two kinds of music — the kind you like and the kind you don’t like. Really, there is no accounting for genres. It’s all good and it can be all bad, too! The blog has merged with this site
In addition to writing and reviews, I book shows in the Baltimore, DC and Frederick area under the business name Shadow Woods Productions, LLC. In 2014, I started planning for the first Shadow Woods Metal Fest, with the purpose of gathering a few friends to go camping and listen to bands. The first fest was held in 2015 and has grown into something much bigger than that. In 2020, I launched Shadow Frost Music and Arts Fest, a wintertime metalhead retreat. The goal of these fests is to offer people a chance to hear bands that are part of the underground music scene, ones that are not appearing on every fest all the time. Come out and explore with us and makes some new friends.
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