A note from Mike Botello:

Hope you’re having a great summer aside from the extreme heat.

I would like to personally invite you to my end of the summer show in Austin, TX live at The Red Eyed Fly Saturday August 25, 2012 8pm 715 Red River St. 78701 with featured guitarist Tony Smith and Mike Soliz on the drums. Yes you read correctly. Mike Soliz the lead vocalist for Militia and former vocalist for my former band Assalant will be playing drums! Both Tony Smith and Soliz are active members to the heavy metal group out of Austin known as Militia!!! This would be a great way to end the summer spending time with some old friends along with my new ones and rocking out at the same time.

Please check out my website www.botellomusic.com for more information.
Please RSVP if possible and I look forward to seeing you there.

Blessings to you, Mike Botello www.botellomusic.com


Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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