WARTZ is a Seattle based 3 piece and is best known as a Hard Rock/ Punk Rock band, specializing in gritty, noisey, and LOUD over tones. Formed in 2019 by Zach Hoiland ( Guitar/ Vox) Tim Mullen ( Drums) and Justin McCawley (Bass), WARTZ released their first studio EP- WORZE Than the Cure- in early...
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"Get Haunted" With Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage

Northwest heavy hitters and friends of Loud and Local Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage are back with a Halloween-friendly tune ready to spook the hell out of you.
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New And Gnarly : Five Metal Songs To Add To Your Playlist

It’s pretty strange that we are nearing the end of the weirdest and most socially distanced summer ever and there are no big metal shows, outdoor festivals or open-air concerts happening for the foreseeable future. It’s safe to assume that the majority of us metalheads are missing live concerts and...
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The Fall Of Troy’s Thomas Erak On The New Album “Mukiltearth,” The Unifying Force Of Music and The Importance Of Bret “The Hitman” Hart

This Friday, Northwest heavy hitters The Fall Of Troy return with the highly anticipated album “Mukiltearth.” With the title of the release bearing the name of their original hometown, it’s pretty safe to assume they are proud of their roots. I met up with guitatist / vocalist Thomas Erak via Zoom...
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Talking Dragged Under And YouTube Fame With Fluff Aka Ryan Bruce

Ryan Bruce isn't just the guitarist for the popular Northwest melodic hardcore band Dragged Under, he's also a popular YouTuber who runs the channel "Riffs, Beards and Gear"
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25 More Northwest Metal Bands To Jam and Support

Back on April 13th, I authored a long blog called “50 Northwest Bands To Jam While You Stay Home.” It speaks to the richness of the Northwest metal scene that I made a huge “master list” of bands in the...
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The Pride And Joy Of Mukilteo : The Fall of Troy Releases First Single From New Album “Mukiltearth”

It’s been four years since we were blessed with new music from the pride and joy of Mukilteo, the genre bending and always inventive band known as The Fall Of Troy. Well the wait is over ! The Fall of Troy has just released the debut single from their new album appropriately named “Mukiltearth,”...
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Brothers Of Metal : Daniel Racines From Rat King On Following His Brother's Path To Metal (and much more)

Daniel Racines and his big brother Ricardo Racines grew up together in Ecuador. Daniel recalls borrowing metal CD’s from Ricardo and discovering a whole new world of heaviness. Years later, Daniel moved in with his brother Ricardo in Arizona and then later to the Northwest. Six years ago, the...
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FCON Spreads The Northwest Hardcore Punk Reality

Although Northwest hardcore punk band FCON might not be able to play shows right now, they aren’t letting that keep them silent. The band is currently raising money for “King County Equity Now” through the sales of merch and music. It’s safe to say that FCON isn’t shy about their messaging – one...
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PREMIERE: Hear A Brand-New Wyatt Olney And The Wreckage Song

This week on the Loud and Local “Stayhome Sessions” podcast, I chatted with Wyatt Olney from Crossing Crusades and Wyatt Olney And The Wreckage. Even though the band isn’t able to play traditional live shows during these pandemic times, Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage has been busy performing live...
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