Sept. 2, 2022

Grim Moments Part I

All right – it is obvious how much love I have for the friends and family we made over the course of Grim Dystopian. I would like to start sharing highlights and moments I have experienced thanks to the friends we have made (and continue to ma…

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Aug. 19, 2022


I have mentioned before that above anything else, having fun and remaining a fan is of upmost importance to me when it comes to ‘our brand’. We walk a fine line between putting in hard work, sweat and tears, and enjoyment and fulfillment…

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I had to have braces on for about a year and a half before I could have surgery. In the fall of 2011, my braces were put on, and surgery was scheduled for summer of 2013. In between, I had waves of insecurity, doubt, panic, more panic, but really, t…

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Some stories shape who we are, some stories seem insignificant and then something happens in life, and you think back to those insignificant moments and realize they were consequential. Fast-forward: I was born with a birth defect that I held on to…

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July 29, 2022


My music playing journey has been interesting, to say the least. Ken has tried for years and years to get me attached to an instrument and we have had many failed attempts. The first (yes, there are several) instrument he bought for me was an acou…

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Taking the Sevared Blog a littler farther, I asked Barrett’s Father, Barrett, to give us a little more insight about the wizard behind the Sevared Records label… Thank you for agreeing to a written chat. We always hear remarkable stori…

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July 22, 2022


I have mentioned Barrett (Sevared Records) a couple times throughout my writings; he is part of the journey so here goes nothin’… Aside from Kris Piper (Popper), Barrett was one of the first dudes I met ‘in the scene’. I …

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July 15, 2022

Comfortably Me

Regret in this context is realizing that I have done something I wish I had not and (maybe) having the insight to not do it again. Growth. Growth hurts sometimes. I am going to make myself vulnerable and share my biggest regret (to date, I am sure t…

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July 8, 2022


We met Ross Dolan at a Record Archive Metal Meltdown event a few years ago (pre-covid). For those not local to Western NY, The Record Archive is a great local record store that serves up a vast variety of craft brews in their backroom lounge. Meta…

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July 1, 2022

Grim Growing Pains

Some of you may remember when we announced (May 9, 2021, to be exact) that we were branching out and adding a record label to the Grim Dystopian brand. Here we sit, still no releases, but that is not because we did not try! It is extremely difficu…

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