The Old Bridge Metal Militia were/are a group of the most extreme metal heads from Old Bridge, NJ with nicknames like Metal Joe,Rockin Ray and Bulldozer Bob. These guys would let upcoming and touring bands, stay at their homes when they were in town. Bands like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Raven all have connections to the OBMM.
The OBMM friends would get these bands to play at parties in basements and the backs of stores. The Old Bridge Metal Militia was immortalized in the song "One Night in Old Bridge" on the Megaforce compilation Born to Metalize, while Blessed Death had a song called "Knights of Old Bridge." Even Metallica has paid homage the OBMM by giving thanks to members in the liners notes on several of their albums.
The OBMM has also been mentioned in Rat Skates DVD’s “Get Thrashed” and “Born in the Basement”. In early 2011 Chris Homeny, decided to resurrect the OBMM and created the OBMM clothing line. The Militia is still alive and well today with members and fans all over the world. Keeping to its roots, you will see the OBMM at many shows supporting the local metal scene. For more vintage pictures and links to some great local bands that are coming up, please visit the Old Bridge Metal Militia on Facebook at OldBridge MetalMilitia.
Our soldiers are Worldwide and come from all walks of life. You will see our Army is made up of the Armed Forces, Radio & TV Celebrities, National Touring Musicians, Tattooists, kids and even animals! Be sure to stop by the Old Bridge Metal Militia Facebook page and join the ranks!
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