One of my very favorite things to do in the music biz is search for talent. To find a band or artist that is brimming with insane talent very few people know about. Number on it gives me the chance to say I discovered them and it’s a easier goal to attain their souls for the Devil if I look powerful…….

Wait, did I type that out loud? Honestly I cannot even take credit for this one, Big Stacey D of Metal Coffee said “ Hey , I like this band!” and I said “ Go get em Tiger” and here we are. I normally do not pay attention to people when they say “ I like a band” Who has the time ? Am I right?  I’ve got souls to steal.

It took about 45 seconds into listening to these guys when I said Ive trained her well. Heavy , Groovy, fun and bouncy without the stampings of a record label, YET.

This where the Underground Spotlight is different than most spotlight pieces. I am not going to stroke my ego and use a bunch of un needed big words to tell you about the band. I am going to give you the info and call me crazy let YOU decide. Here is the info I do look forward to your opinions in my email box themetaltimes@gmail.com so I can share your thoughts with the band. And hey! Think you know some easy souls to steal…… I mean know a band worth my attention? Use the email and send me the info

Now lets cook some bacon!


Is a high energy metal/groove band from Charlotte NC. Founded in 2014.

Haymaker has proven to be a workhouse in the southeast music scene and a force to be wreckened with. All members of the band are original. We take pride in our live performance and our connection with our fans.


Vocalist- Tyler Wright

Bass Guitar- Brendan Tuthill

Guitar-  Drew Delaney

Guitar- Mike Malone

Drums- Josh Owens

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Wes is the owner of Metal Moose , Metal Coffee , The Metal Times and The Pitchfork Syndicate, and he has 20 years of the biz under his belt, focused on the indie heavy music scene from the unlikely location of Oklahoma City. Wes is bringing his Guitar Series Axemen and Underground Spotlight to MHF.