NYC Metal 2013

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  • Photograph: Jimmy Hubbard

    Fred Pessaro

  • Photograph: Jimmy Hubbard

    Fred Pessaro

  • Photograph: Jimmy Hubbard

    Fred Pessaro

Photograph: Jimmy Hubbard

Fred Pessaro


Fred Pessaro

If you’ve attended an underground metal show in NYC in the past five years or so, chances are you’ve breathed the same beer-and-sweat-perfumed air as Fred Pessaro. A tireless photographer and blogger—catch him under his nom du pit, Black Bubblegum, at Brooklyn Vegan, or at his latest gig, Invisible Oranges—Pessaro’s work creates a rare oasis of inclusiveness and optimism in a sometimes jaded, insular scene.

What defines NYC metal?

"Brooklyn. The entire borough is teeming with musicians, bands, promoters, venues and friends who all coexist peacefully together. I've never been part of a group of people who applaud the success of one another, yet use that success as a catalyst to strive toward individual achievement. It's positivity like that and friendly competition that helps to drive creativity, and makes everyone the best they can be."

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Vinny Bochicchio/Signature  Riff
Vinny Bochicchio/Signature Riff

What does Eddie Trunk have to do with NYC Metal?........... He doesnt support True Metal..... You will never see people like him or Jose Mangin (Sirious XM) at any real shows...... only those corporate backed tours and such..... Eddie Trunk and That Metal Show wouldve been cool many years ago.... in todays terms, way outdated......... Everyone else featured in this article has my respect for sure............ Ultimate Salutes to Fred Passero, Colin Marston, Immolation and all the pure gentlemen associated with Saint Vitus Bar............... Horns Up

JIM DONOVAN
JIM DONOVAN

I CAUGHT FOGHAT THERE, AND JOE PERRY GONE SOLO, IT WAS A GREAT CLUB, A TIGHT FIT ON SOLD OUT NIGHTS. I PLAYED THE BIGGER VENUE IN QUEENS A FEW YEARS LATER.

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson

A big shout out to Eddie for keeping a piece of Americana alive and well. Many thanks to him and his cohorts. Plus he is a fellow die hard NY Mets fan.

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