Autumn Graveyard is a band of five self-taught musicians. They are vocalist Ian Williams, guitarists Kenny Sheldon and Jon Schultz, bassist Jake Tiedt and drummer Jeffrey Siptrott. The band is a multi-styled hardcore / metal group that plays what they feel and everything just comes together in a style of their own. They are an epic mix of brutal screams and growls, grinding guitar riffs, a steady bass beat and pounding rhythmic blasts of the drums.
They put a whole lot of energy into every melodically brutal performance they give. After their shows, they stick around to hang out with their fans and to support the bands they share the stage with. Some of the guys can even be found in the pit moshing with the fans.
In the summer of 2011, Autumn Graveyard recorded a 3-song EP. The band plans to record a 6-song EP once they are able to save enough money to do so. In the meantime, they’re busy spending their time working and playing any shows they can.
Jim 'JT' Gilbert has been a photographer on and off for over 25 years. After concentrating on landscapes and portraits, Jim turned his focus to music photography. In doing so, Jim has become known throughout New York State as one of the top professional concert photographers on the scene. Music photography made a lot of sense as he has been an avid concert goer for his whole life. He has photographed over 200 bands including legends such as BB King, Charlie Daniels, Robert Plant, and RUSH; his work covers all genres of music. He has been able to be on-stage to shoot many world-renowned acts and continues to love photographing up-and-coming acts that come through Upstate New York. In the Spring of 2014, Jim merged his efforts at Upstate Metal with UpstateLIVE and became the magazine's Managing Editor. Today he is co-owner, publisher, and webmaster/designer of NYS Music and is always working on growing nysmusic.com in all aspects, including unique visitors, content, staff and geographic footprint.