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General

"I really appreciate your interest in the scene." -- Edward W. Henry IV (Ghostbusters, Vice Grip Throttle)

"Yeah there's one thing I can say about you Gary Wright... you're as loyal as fuck! For someone that has killer history of great bands over the UK... the fact you love our state speaks volumes!" -- Tim Flor (Murder Earth, Painface)

"... thank you for supporting the 515 across the pond..." -- Ben Murphy (Hangover, Murder Earth)

"Let's be honest here...Gary is awesome in every way" -- Ethan Hazelwood (Alone In My Darkness, Screams In Midwinter)

"... thanks for all of the support that you have for bands here in Des Moines Iowa" -- Tim Sirianni Jr. (Absolute Power, Pushing Earth)

"Hey man thanks for the support of Iowa music." -- Naiad Moonchild Violet (Agrinex, Violet's Embrace)

"Thank you for the overseas support for Des Moines AND Iowa, brother! \m/ \m/" -- Dent Oldani (Pain Of Evolution, Thee Annunaki)

"The king of Des Moines lives across the ocean" -- Bradley Millis (Dawn Of Destruction, Stand United)

"You inspire me to never give up..." -- Angela Grace (Cool Chick Radio co-host)

"Myself and many many others appreciate your interests to the upmost" -- Lee Goll (Hours Of Decay)

"Everyone wants you to help, you do amazing things for iowa music and help so many different people..." -- Angela Grace (Cool Chick Radio co-host)

"... your not all talk, you fucking SUPPORT! RESPECT!" -- Mythias Keahna (Agony Of Defeat, RehTek)

"... your dedication to the almighty Slipknot and the underground Iowa scene is that of a true Iowan! Once again dude, RESPECT!" -- Mythias Keahna (Agony Of Defeat, RehTek)

"You've been a huge inspiration of what I could possibly do." -- Anna MacDougall (Social media promoter/album reviewer at Midwest Mayhem)

"Thank you for your passionate dedication, Gary. You're really doing a service to Iowan musicians, and yet keep digging at the archives that has made a rather intricate library of the dysfunctional family tree of local Iowa music. Thanks, mate! Cheers!" -- Thomas J Brighton (Nest Of Snakes, September)

"You're always so supportive it's hard to think you're that far away! Keep fighting the good fight man. Much love from back home." -- Eric Davidson (Dead Horse Trauma)

"I did know that you were the dude living in the wrong county for being such a fan of iowa metal lol." -- Mike Wohlhutter (Born On Leap Year)

"Thanks for your continued support of the scene it doesn't go unnoticed!!!" -- Miles McClintock (Signs Of Life, Submerged)

"I fully appreciate and respect your enthusiasm to support!" -- Justin Hartzer (solo musician)

"Thanks for all the hard work you do Brother" -- Tim Sigler (Apathy Syndrome, Hours Of Decay)

"Thank you for doing what you do for Music." -- Jilli Winders (Des Moines resident and fan of the scene)

"You do alot for the 515 even all the way across the pond bro!!" -- Ben Murphy (Hangover, Murder Earth)

"We appreciate you so much!" -- Nick Bielser (The Desolate)

"Thank you my friend. You're an awesome guy. Especially everything you do for our local bands here. I think that's really cool" -- Michael Ramsey (Dawn Of Destruction, Painface)

"Gary Wright, music activist for the people." -- Tim Sigler (Apathy Syndrome, Hours Of Decay)

"Great job sir." -- Denny Harvey (Drop Dead Last, Stone Sour)

"You are good Gary. You are a passionate fellow and put in tireless hours shining a light on talent and hard work. You are what all promoters should desire to be. It's never about making money off of bands, it's always about you love of what they do!" -- Erik Brown (The Maw)

"You are doing it right buddy - keep up the passion as it is truly an example to others. We all see what you do!" -- Erik Brown (The Maw)

"We appreciate all you do." -- Steven Dunaway (Slyde)

"... I greatly appreciate what you have been doing for our local scene" -- Devin Houser (Black Star Alliance)

"THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO GARY" -- Patrick Venn (Des Moines resident and fan of the scene)

"Everyone in the DSM scene loves you man" -- Zach Jones (Apathy Syndrome)

"That dude is fucking awesome he probably does more from thousands of miles away than anyone does here for our scene" -- Steven Dunaway (Slyde)

"He is a pretty rad dude" -- Tim Sirianni Jr. (Absolute Power, Pushing Earth)

"Thanks for promoting all the awesome Iowa bands!" -- Tim Bates (Ashes Armada manager)

"Hey Gary. I just want to say thank you for your support, dedication, and helping Iowa bands network. We all are so lucky to have a Superfan such as yourself. Hope all is well man. Cheers!" -- Thomas Brighton (Nest Of Snakes, September)

"Mad props. You put more into this local music scene than most bands do for themselves." -- Thomas Brighton (Nest Of Snakes, September)

"I just got a compliment on my improved mastering abilities. I really, sincerely appreciate that, Gary Wright!" -- Jason Boten (Nest Of Snakes, Superchief)

"Hell yeah! People wanting to help our music scene is a great fucking thing and I back it 100 percent." -- Sam Boesen (Exit, Emergency)

"I think it's awesome how you help put Iowa bands out there. There should be more people like you out there." -- Eric Davidson (Dead Horse Trauma)

"Love the support you show for the scene man" -- Elick Verdulla (Agony Of Defeat)

"... I do appreciate everything." -- David Davila (Slyde manager)

"you support the iowa music scene more than a lot of people who are actually here." -- Ste Reed (Apathy Syndrome)

"We do appreciate your work as do all of us iowa bands." -- Steven Dunaway (Slyde)

"You are a true friend and a kick-@$$ promoter!" -- Ethan Hazelwood (Alone In My Darkness)


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The Nameless Project

"heck yeah man, I think thats awesome. the fans keepin it alive" / "thats killer, iowa need more exposure" / "... and I'm diggin the website" -- Digga DJ

"This is some pretty cool stuff. Good work!" -- Tyler Levin (Into The Hyena Pit blog)

"Appreciate your efforts to get ALL the bands listed and the work you've put forth..." -- Edward W. Henry IV (Ghostbusters, Vice Grip Throttle)

"Thank you for everything you are doing not just for the band I am in but for all that you are doing for every local band that is out there trying to make it!!!" / "... you have certainly done your homework on the Iowa scene and music in general!!! Great job, bro!!!!" -- Celestino 'Sal' Ramirez (Slyde, Reload)

"... sites like yours are really helpful and much appreciated by artists and fans." -- Adam Haug (Oh Possum)

"Dope stuff going on here" -- Justin Runge (Submerged)

"Gary, your work is much appreciated to both the band and the fans ! Keep up the fuckin awesome Kool work !!!" -- Andy Meyer (PitchFork Precipice)

"Just checking out your website. Pretty sweet." -- Craig Lankford (Down One Digit, Nothing)

"Proud as HELL that the 3 Des Moines bands I've been a part of (Thee Annunaki, Before 13 Ends & current band Pain of Evolution) are included in this awesome website. \m/ \m/" -- Dent Oldani (Pain Of Evolution, Thee Annunaki)

"This is cool your doing this bro !!!" -- Kris Anderson (Heroes End, Reality's Flaw)

"...very cool page..." -- Nathan Anderson (Caustic Vision, September)

"Good job" -- Lee Goll (Hours Of Decay)

"Thanks for arbitrarily deciding that Iowa is cool enough to spend all of your time on! Im being sarcastic but I really do appreciate what you are doing! The exposure is really helping out a lot around here!" -- Robert Sanda (Black Market Fetus, Ghostbusters)

"Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!" -- Jason Boten (Nest Of Snakes, Superchief)

"Gary Wright has done more for locals than ANY of success stories that came out of IA. Thank you. ..." -- Brent Bartscht (Absolute Power)

"Props, Gary Wright. You have shown more passion, overseas, than people who are fortunate enough to see local acts, firsthand. Thank you! Cheers!" -- Thomas J Brighton (Nest Of Snakes, September)

"... its cool what your doin, helping unsigned bands get out there...i respect that, thanks alot man" -- Joe Youngbear (RehTek)

"I'm truly fascinated. I'll bookmark the page and check on it for updates!" -- Mythias Keahna (Agony Of Defeat, RehTek)

"Looks fucking awesome Gary! Thank you so much for all you do dude." -- Harlan Dunaway (As For You, Slyde)

"I forgot to tell you I looked at your website and I really dig it! Very precise, organized and easy to navigate! I like it because it reminds me of typewriters (which I have a slight obsession with). Clean cut and cut throat. You've truly been at this for years and years and you can tell your passion for what you do!" -- Anna MacDougall (Social media promoter/album reviewer at Midwest Mayhem)

"hi gary!! i have to say, that its really amazing the job that you are doing with the site that you are running" -- Ivan Contreras (Slipknot fan from Argentina)

"Thank you for putting us on your site. Love what you are doing." -- Elick Verdulla (Agony Of Defeat)

"Checked out your site- very cool bro" -- Tim Sigler (Apathy Syndrome, Hours Of Decay)

"Checked out your site again. Looking great man." -- Craig Lankford (Down One Digit, Nothing)

"I appreciate all of your hard work chronicling Iowa bands..." -- Bob Tyler (Bob Tyler & The Reckless Hearts, Ritual Of Agony)

"Thanks Gary Wright for adding us into The Nameless Project!" -- Ethan Hazelwood (Katastrophes Tomb)

"That looks like a great project you have going. People are usually surprised at how talented Iowa musicians are. My theory is since there is not much to do in Iowa musicians have a lot of time to practice :) Keep up the great work." -- Alexander Oden (Black Epiphany, Mortiferous Scorn)

"Yours has a very classic/underground feel to it. I love it! It's not 'flashy' and that works for you. It's to the point and is all centered around the music and the bands. And your hard work has definitely made a huge impact on all of Iowa and beyond! It's pretty amazing seeing/reading about!" -- Anna MacDougall (Owner of HammerFist Rose)

"Very Nice!" -- Scott Andreas (Atomic Opera)

"Everyone needs to check this out! Gary Wright is a never ending promoter of the awesomeness that is Iowa punk/rock/metal bands right here in Iowa!" -- Ashes Armada

"Cool site. It is fun to look through some of that stuff. I never knew anyone was archiving all that stuff lol." -- Nicholas Wentland (Proteus)


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The Eye In Iowa

"Nice page for 'The Eye In Iowa' Gary. I appreciate what you are doing to publicize Iowa music." -- Denny Harvey (Drop Dead Last, Stone Sour)

"Gary is a good dude! He loves and appreciates Iowa music as much as its locals!" -- Harlan Dunaway (As For You, Slyde)

"Dig your blog." -- Mike Farrell (Aren't We All)

"So... Gary Wright is this guy from across the pond who really digs what the music scene is doing around Iowa. He's been doing lots of homework and digging into the past of Iowa music. Also finding everything out about what's going on right now... I think it's pretty cool. Like and share" -- Robert Sanda (Black Market Fetus, Ghostbusters)

"This is rad we should help this guy out!" -- Chris Hick (Agrinex)

"Saw the post, thanks a ton man! That helps us out alot with everything...its fuckin awesome what youre doin for locals" -- Joe Youngbear (RehTek)

"Really like what you are doing and it is appreciated" -- Mark Byrd (RM-212)


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Dark Ages

"Huge fan of your channel..." -- Josh Fox (JIC MEDIA)

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Midwest Metal Coalition

"Badass, we need more people doin stuff like this, every band can use a good connection to promoters and radio stations in the surrounding states, good reliable connections anyway, no sketchy people...its awesome what your doing man" -- Joe Youngbear (RehTek)

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Midwest Mayhem Promotions And Booking

"Move here and get a job with Locusic interviewing bands and doing album/performance reviews!" -- Bradley Millis (Dawn Of Destruction, Stand United)

"Wowzo Gary your writing makes me ashamed to put my reviews even NEXT to yours!! You are an amazing writer but not even that gives you enough credit. Super descriptive and I could almost hear the music without even having the opportunity to listen to it!" -- Anna MacDougall (Social media promoter/album reviewer at Midwest Mayhem)

"You write VERY well. Better than plenty of people who finished not only high school, but also earned an undergrad degree. Your facility with language and the varied way your able to write about the bands/albums you cover is truly impressive." -- Heather Knox (Content editor at Midwest Mayhem, graduate of University Of Iowa, graduate of Iowa Writers' Workshop, graduate of University Of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)

"Your reviews are amazing btw." -- Lance Katcher (Founder of Midwest Mayhem Promotions And Booking, co-founder of Ground Zero Records)

"Check out this album review for Signs of Life that a friend of mine, Gary Wright, wrote up! He's a great writer and has a serious love for Iowa bands!" -- Lance Katcher (Founder of Midwest Mayhem Promotions And Booking, co-founder of Ground Zero Records)


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Non-specific, targeted promotion and support

"Huge shoutout to Gary Wright! We wouldn't be in Minnesota right now if it wasn't for him. He's helped us so much! He has such a drive for the Iowa metal scene it's amazing! Thanks brotha! You kick so much ass!" -- Mythias Keahna (Agony Of Defeat, RehTek)

"Thanks for all your help! It really means a lot to me." -- Alexander Oden (Black Epiphany, Mortiferous Scorn)


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Being from England and how I got into the Des Moines scene

"That's like, one of the coolest things I've heard in a while, you're the shit haha" -- Ben Monroe (B-REX, The Curse Of Hail)