The Albany Capital center hosted a triple-bill of heavy metal music on Friday, Aug. 3 — Halestorm, In This Moment and New Years Day — all of which featured a female lead singer. Halestorm, the Grammy Award-winning band out of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, may have been the headlining act, but it was a special night for Maria Brink of In This Moment. For Brink, the Capital District concert was a homecoming event for the Clifton Park native. She dedicated her band’s set to her family and friends in the audience.
Michael is a freelance journalist by trade, and a financial representative by profession. His reporting has covered a wide variety of topics including album reviews, sports, local history, climate change and Internet security. He has earned bylines with The Harlem Valley Times, The Spotlight, The Colonie Sports Tracker, 8Ball Music and Upstate Metal.