Origin: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Early Man  

This is kind of interesting, a duo out of New York (by way of Ohio) appears seemingly out of nowhere to release a nifty little album called Closing In in 2005. The style here is clearly early-80's based, sometimes unabashedly NWOBHM worship ("War Eagle") at other times verging on early Metallica cloning ("Feeding Frenzy" and in particular "Evil Is" sound like Kill 'Em All outtakes), with most songs somewhere between these two styles. There's nothing very complex here, but it's surprisingly well done, simple yet effective, a fine release that probably not a lot of metal fans know about yet. It'll be interesting to see what Matador Records (a sizeable label, though hardly metal) does with a band like this, as often metal bands on non-metal labels tend to languish or lapse into obscurity. Hopefully that won't be the case here.

Current Members

Mike Conte


Pete Macy


Tim Ramage


Former Members/Guests

Adam Bennati



Closing In 
2005 Matador
  1. Four Walls
  2. War Eagle
  3. Death Is The Answer
  4. Feeding Frenzy
  5. Thrill Of The Kill
  6. Like A Goddamn Rat
  7. Fist Shaker
  8. Evil Is
  9. Brain Sick
  10. Contra
  11. Raped And Pillaged
  • Mike Conte
  • Adam Bennati

(EP) Beware The Circling Fin 
2008 The End
  1. Sinking The Blade
  2. Coiled Like A Snake
  3. Beware The Circling Fin
  4. Suck Me Dry
  • Mike Conte
  • Adam Bennati

Death Potion 
2010 The End
  1. Death Potion
  2. Brainwash At Birth
  3. Someone Else's Nightmare
  4. Nine Riders
  5. Fight
  6. Unseen Tormentor
  7. Through Chemtrails
  8. The Undertaker Is Calling You
  9. Killdrone
  10. I Am The Child Of Evil
  11. By The Serpents Breath You Seeth
  12. Six Mothers Of The War God
  • Mike Conte
  • Pete Macy
  • Tim Ramage
  • Adam Bennati


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