Farewell For Now

•December 12, 2012 • 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post on here. Over the summer and this past semester at school, I have realized that I’ve become to busy with too many projects to give this blog as much attention as I would like. I now work two jobs, write for multiple blogs and one student run newspaper, and I have joined another student organization that will help me build a stronger connections with those who are already working in my future field. Add onto that my school work, my family, and my relationship. 

I hope that sometime in the future (preferably the near future) I will be able to come back to this blog and give it the attention it deserves. I thank all who have been following me. If I have not responded to one of your more recent comments, I will as soon as I can. 

In the meantime, if you would like to see some of my work there are a few places you can look such as A Metal State of Mind, Lowell VPAC, my portfolio (will be improving), and Metal Army America.

Hope to keep in touch with you all, 



A Little Shameless Self-Promotion

•April 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Alright so I don’t know if it counts as “self-promotion” per se considering I’m referring to a blog I write for alongside others. I’m talking about A Metal State of Mind.

For any readers of mine who’ve taken a look at the other sites I’ve linked to you know about this awesome site. For those of you who don’t, I highly recommend you check it out now. About two weeks ago, two of my fellow metal bloggers asked if I’d like to join as a writer. Of course I said yes.

When it comes to my blog posts for A Metal State of Mind I will be focusing on the local New England metal scene and probably reviews of shows I attend (I haven’t completely decided yet). As for Metalosophy, I am most likely going to return to my original plan and talk about  metal in connection to other subjects (sort of like what I posted for Blogfest). Besides bringing you into another great site I figured I should give you readers a heads up about some of the changes that are happening with my blogging.

If local level metal isn’t your interest, don’t worry. The other guys on the site write a lot of great posts on a variety of topics and you should definitely look into them.

Hope to see you on both blogs!


Blogfest Day 4: Gender in Metal

•March 23, 2012 • 7 Comments

This post is part of Blogfest 2012 sponsored by my school. Everyday this week there will be a new post with a different theme.

When I saw that today’s theme was “Race and Gender: Day of Dialogue”, I instantly knew what I was going to write about. I’ve touched on the theme before but I have plenty to say about it. Continue reading ‘Blogfest Day 4: Gender in Metal’

Blogfest Day 3: Lesson Learned

•March 21, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This post is part of Blogfest 2012 sponsored by my school. Everyday this week there will be a new post with a different theme.

To start off, I thought I’d post a video from one of my favorite bands that has a lot to do with today’s theme.

One of my most important learning moments this past year was actually the result of a school assignment. (Learning at college? Who knew?!) All kidding aside, by taking a journalism last semester I confirmed what it is I would like to do for the rest of my life: be a music journalist. For anyone who read my New Year’s Edition blog post, you know what I’m talking about. Continue reading ‘Blogfest Day 3: Lesson Learned’

Blogfest Day 2: My Communities

•March 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This post is part of Blogfest 2012 sponsored by my school. Everyday this week there will be a new post with a different theme. I did a similar post to this in conjunction with Blogfest last year that can be found here.

To me, community has a lot to do with working cooperatively with others. A good community consists of people who come from different backgrounds. These people work together to improve lives whether it be through sharing knowledge or introducing new experiences. There are two different communities I belong to that I find examples in: Continue reading ‘Blogfest Day 2: My Communities’

Blogfest 2012: Over a Year at Metalosophy

•March 19, 2012 • 2 Comments

This post is part of Blogfest 2012 sponsored by my school. Everyday this week there will be a new post with a different theme.

I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for over a year. That being said, I’ve definitely learned a year’s worth of blogging lessons. I started this blog to hone my writing skills, have something to show possible employers after I graduate, to have fun, and to meet others like me. So far, so good. I’ll share some the top 5 things I’ve learned for those wondering if blogging is for them: Continue reading ‘Blogfest 2012: Over a Year at Metalosophy’

Metal Perspectives

•February 24, 2012 • 2 Comments

For this special post, I was invited to collaborate with some of my fellow metal bloggers. Hope you all enjoy the final result!

One could argue that the birth of heavy metal started when Black Sabbath struck the opening notes of their debut self titled album back in 1969.  The Diablos in Musica chords (or diminished fifths for you musicians out there) coupled with the iconic line “What is this that stands before me” ushered in one of the strongest movements in modern music history.  People were scared, they were confused, but most importantly they were intrigued.  With the initial heavy metal seed sown, it flourished oh so swiftly.  The more people heard heavy metal and enjoy it, the more they took the ideas set forth by Black Sabbath and put their own twist letting this new genre branch out into a plethora of directions.  Over the generations heavy metal grew and evolved unlike any previous form of music.  Often times seeds dropped from that initial Black Sabbath tree and led to the birth to another heavy metal tree complete with growing and evolving branches.  In time seeds from the new trees birthed others and so on and so forth.  In a short amount of time there grew a heavy metal forest where one end differed greatly from the other. Within this glorious forest we all have found a different branches and trees that birthed the seed to our own heavy metal forests.

What we bring you today is a collaboration effort between Reggie (Plantera7), me (Matt, aka Atleastimhousebroken), and our metal blog buddies Dan, Chris, and Melissa over at D.C. Metal Review and Metalosophy.  We are all different ages ranging from 38 to 20, grew up in diverse households, and have different branches of entry into the realm of metal.  What we are looking to show along with our own heavy metal story is how in just the 18 years between us how much impact heavy metal has had on our culture and personal lives and how much it has evolved and grew over the generations.  We will focus mainly on our high school years but also delve into the before and after a bit.  We hope you enjoy and check out the other blogs of our friends who took part in this with us.  We would also love to keep this going as long as possible and cover as many generations as possible, so don’t be shy and tell us your heavy metal story, no matter how long or short, down in the comments.  Peace Love and Metal!!! Continue reading ‘Metal Perspectives’