FFO: Rock, Metal, Various Categories
During the 1960s, as local residents say, “The Island” produced influential music made by Vanilla Fudge, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and The Vagrants, just to name a few. In the 1970s the area gave rise to Blue Oyster Cult, also known as Soft White Underbelly and then Twisted Sister, Crumbsuckers, Ludichrist and others from the 1980s. Glassjaw, Kill Your Idols and similar groups soon followed. Today, that same enthusiasm is alive and well.
When the Coronavirus is not complicating lives and plans, Long Island’s music scene continues to be a vibrant source of creativity and talent. For these reasons and more, musicinterviewmagazine’s coverage often includes groups from neighboring Nassau and Suffolk counties. Here are some examples of Long Island bands currently appearing in musicinterviewmagazine.
Alternative metallers Colormask are featured during an interview published on May 8, 2020. The Lindenhurst-based band’s debut EP Into the Nest is described as “Delivering punchy guitar hooks, searing vocals and stellar drumming.” Also check out “Mother Tongue.” No wonder the band is a fast growing favorite.
For those in search of popular Long Island bands, look no further than an article about Black Dawn from Apr. 3, 2020. With several albums and EPs under their belt, the new normal has slowed things down a bit as far as concerts go. Black Dawn was set to open for Accept, Red Dragon Cartel and Flotsam & Jetsam, but those plans have obviously been put on hold for now. Thank goodness Black Dawn albums are still available.
Whether the enthusiasts are metal, groove, thrash or punk, Born On High has what listeners and local concert goers want, including The Barlow Files, released free on Bandcamp during November and listed in the “Ten Overlooked Albums of 2019.” Hailing from Huntington, New York, an interview with Born On High published Jan. 24, 2020 confirms oldest friendships are the best. BOH has a reputation for staying loyal and local. So do their fans.
Look for other features about Long Island bands. The music well never seems to run dry on the Island.
Paul Wolfle, the publisher of musicinterviewmagazine.com, is a web-based journalist who has written for several popular sites. Paul has a passion for connecting with a diversity of musicians who are looking to grow a positive presence on the World Wide Web.