I just moved to Los Angeles a few of months ago from Phoenix, Arizona. I lived there for three years after relocating from the east coast. Although I love the west coast, I will always be a Jersey girl at heart. That is where I grew up and got my first taste of METAL. I saw so many great bands play when I was growing up over there like Overkill, Slayer, Biohazard, and I think I saw Pantera about a BILLION TIMES! I am fortunate to be well traveled with respect to my musical preferences. The west coast still has a scene for us rockers, although it’s small it’s still here!
About a year ago, I decided to get more involved with music rather than bitch about how there aren’t enough heavy bands around. So I started reviewing local bands in Arizona, using a web page I created as a project in college. It’s still growing, and I truly love web page design and hearing new music. I just wish I had more time to work on it! On my site I focus primarily on west coast bands, because I like reviewing live shows best. Besides everyone loves to check out pictures of sexy metal guys! Speaking of sexy metal guys, with my very recent attempts at modeling, I must thank my boyfriend Sean. He has been very supportive and influenced me to pursue this avenue with my site. I really believe I am the luckiest girl in the world. :o)
What I like about the underground Hard Music community is the undying effort to survive. Even though many rock clubs have been taken over by trendy bands, hard rock is still existing. Bands now utilize the internet to get more promotion, and their sites are just getting better and better! What I don’t like is the lack of support for local bands. When you live in a town where there are too many tribute bands, you can really appreciate the efforts of musicians that produce original music. We all need to support our local heros!