In this section of the site, you’ll find all things Nitro. Actually the scene spanned across Nitro, Charleston, and even Huntington during the 1990s but the “Nitro” name just seemed to stick.

In the subsections of this portion of the site, you’ll find some information about my old band, Flood. You’ll also be able to download some of our audio recordings and view some photos from back in the day. There are also many flyers from various shows in the area at the time and some live video footage from a few Flood shows. I’ve included some news articles from Charleston area newspapers and various memorabilia from the Nitro music scene that I collected over the years.  And before Flood there was The Great Big World; I’ve included some old audio tracks for posterity. The Cave Records stuff is here too.

In addition to this memorabilia, I’ve included my recollections of the scene and what it meant to me.  Also included is a list of bands that shared the scene together during this time. Where possible I’ve included small biography for some of these bands. The scene ended and people moved on; I’ve included what I know about some of them.

Not surprisingly there’s a lot of Flood stuff here since I played in the band and I kept everything we did. I also received some great contributed material from Dirt Bear and Sevin. If you have any audio or video recordings, flyers, photos, or anything else from your own band or another band that shared the scene-and you’d like to see it added here contact me and let me know. It would be nice to see the scene represented as completely as possible.

There’s also a pretty big Facebook group made up of former Nitro scene bands and fans. Head over there to catch up with folks you might not have seen for a while.

All this is available using the links in these paragraphs or the “Nitro” drop-down menu at the top of the page.

I hope you find the stuff here interesting and entertaining. These were good times and I’m glad to be able to make some portion of it available to others.

For more local WV music history check out Exploding Eardrums and Soft Rock Renegade.

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