The Old Bridge Metal Militia were/are some of the most extreme metal heads hailing from Old Bridge, NJ.
Over 30 years ago a group of friends opened their doors to upcoming bands like Metallica, Slayer, and Raven. The original Old Bridge Metal Militia would get these up and coming bands to play at parties in basements and the backs of stores. They were immortalized in the song “One Night in Old Bridge” on the Megaforce compilation “Born to Metalize” as well as Blessed Death’s song “Knights of Old Bridge”. The OBMM has also been mentioned in Rat Skates DVD “Get Thrashed” and Born in the Basement”.
In early 2011 Chris and Pattie Homeny decided it was time to put Old Bridge back on the metal map, and resurrected the Old Bridge Metal Militia creating the OBMM clothing line.
Originally started as a FaceBook fan page to pay homage to what was 30 years ago, Chris and Pattie found that the music scene and bands welcomed their support and loyalty. Joining forces with metalheads like themselves, collectively they have been able to give the local scene a booster shot of support. The resurrected Old Bridge Metal Militia is about the brotherhood and camaraderie that is shared among all loyal music fans. The Militia is still alive and well with members and fans around the world and keeping to its roots you will see people wearing OBMM shirts at many shows supporting local metal scene. For more info and links to some great local bands that are up and coming, please visit the Old Bridge Metal Militia on Facebook and check out our bands page on this web site.

FEATURED BANDS

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Scars of Envy is the creative power of four dedicated and driven musicians joining forces at the precise moment in time to achieve an explosively charged sound - like the birth of a new solar system - its electric charge reaches beyond the realm of all expectations - unleashing its magic to blaze a trail across the future sounds of metal. The members of the band were forged together like fiery molten metals in a cavernous cauldron of audio aggression - the sound of a new generation!

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/scarsofenvy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scarsofenvyband
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/scarsofenvy
The Aquarian Weekly: http://www.theaquarian.com/2012/06/27/north-jersey-notes-scars-of-envy-killcode-negative-sky-and-more/
Scars Of Envy MERCH: http://scarsofenvy.bigcartel.com/

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Ashes of Your Enemy From Central New Jersey in late 2005, emerged this 4 piece metal outfit whose name alone underlines a fierce, uncompromising vision. Brought together by means of a shared concept, they collectively dug deep into their roots and began to structure and refine their sound.

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/ashesofyourenemy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashesofyourenemy
The Aquarian Weekly: http://www.theaquarian.com/2012/08/15/interview-with-ashes-of-your-enemy-an-anthemic-celebration/

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Lords of Mercy is a Hard Rock / Metal band hailing from Old Bridge, NJ. Brandon Sweeny (Lead Vocals), Danny "The FARROW" Anniello (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Joe Stabile (Bass, Backing Vocals), Pete Perrina (Drums)

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/lordsofmercy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lordsofmercy
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/LORDSOFMERCY
The Aquarian Weekly: http://www.theaquarian.com/2012/07/11/north-jersey-notes-lords-of-mercy-steve-bello-thanatonic-desire-and-more/

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SuniIxion Lux is a fast, angry, in your face New Jersey metal band with songs that identify and suffocate you with Insanity, mortality, and mans impulsive behavior to destroy itself.

Ixion Lux finds its roots during the mid 1980’s heyday of thrash metal. With influences from bands like Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Anthrax, Exodus, and Overkill to glean from and a few more classic influences like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest.

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/ixionlux
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NJThrash
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ixionlux
The Aquarian Weekly: http://www.theaquarian.com/2012/07/18/north-jersey-notes-ixion-lux-killcode-life-without-warning-and-more/

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Pyramada was formed in 2007 by brothers Peter and Paul after a jam session where they were hanging out, playing lost originals that were written years ago. 

Today, the four are driven to impress upon their audiences their cutting edge style, their roaring melodies and high energy rhythms, that represent their new sound..... Pyramada is To Experience Absolute Peace.

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/pyramada
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pyramada
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PyramadaMusic
The Aquarian Weekly: http://www.theaquarian.com/2013/04/24/north-jersey-notes-pyramada-black-water-rising-audio-machine-and-more/

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Black Ocean was formed in early 2008 with their many influences ranging from Metallica, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Helmet, Life of Agony and so many others. This unique band delivers a hardcore sound with a technical style and signature grooves that separate them from the rest of the pack! BlackOcean released their debut CD, Sea Of Darkness, in December 2011 recorded and engineered by Kevin Hogan and is available via iTunes. It took them a few years to get here, but BlackOcean and their new live lineup is the band to watch in 2013!

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/blackoceanmusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackOceanMusic
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBlackOceanband

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Stagger a band from Howell, NJ is a Metalcore band that brings you their own brand of metal. The five members of Stagger may not all be of the same blood but they share the same soul, passion and desire in every one of their lyrics and performances bringing the best of them to every show. Stagger brings you the sound of Devil wears Prada and underoath revitalized in their own way.

Stagger has gotten web recognition on sites such as ReverbNation, blog talk radio with Rockstar Diva, SoundCloud, and Jersey Band Review. They can be heard on radio stations such as 89.5 FM WSOU, SiriusXM Radio Liquid Metal, 95.9 Wrat, and Official FN Radio.

ReverbNation: http://reverbnation.com/stagger
Facebook: http://facebook.com/staggerofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/staggernj2010

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Julius Seizure New Jersey band Julius Seizure have announced their new vocalist. Former Will Killmore drummer Charlie Corletta, has been hired to sing for the band. Corletta, spent years drumming with guitarist/bassist Steve Toth and Brian Daniell in the melodic death metal outfit known as Will Killmore. The band debuted Corletta on vocals at Dingbatz in Clifton New Jersey. The show which was hosted by Sirius XM Liquid Metal's Jose Mangin had been built up as having a "surprise vocalist."

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/juliusseizure
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliusseizureband
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/JuliusSeizureBand

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Iratetion Being driven towards creating their own music, the Millano brothers did just that. Ismael and Ghork started writing for a project that didn't have a name at the time. While one brother was living in Venezuela and the other in New Jersey, the desire of writing became reality. They began to create music in a way many musicians do these days with the help of sending files to each other over the internet. Ismael handled duties of guitars/bass/vocals so they could be layered over Ghork's drum recordings. Not long afterward, the project was soon to be named Iratetion.

ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/iratetion
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iratetion
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/IRATETION
The Aquarian Weekly: http://www.theaquarian.com/2013/02/06/north-jersey-notes-iratetion-steve-bello-band-orbynot-and-more/