Born on Earth Day, 1989, and raised deep in the cold, black heart of New England, Corey discovered, and was captivated by, heavy music at a young age. It was the perfect supplement to his numerous wanderings in the dense New Hampshire forests.
Over time, metal became as much a part of him as the harsh peaks of the northern mountains, helping to provide a frequently-sought-after change in perspective. Through his high school and undergraduate years, this need for darker music compounded. Metal shows became more frequent occurrences in his life, and the urge to become more of a fixture in the metal community grew, beginning with his experience as a co-host for The Wake Up Call, an all-metal late night show for college radio outfit WERW.
Despite eventually succumbing to the “real world” upon graduation, Corey’s passion for this heavy music never waned. Attendance at shows and festivals near and far became routine, and the continuous discovery of new music became imperative. To that end, 2014 saw his first pilgrimage to northern Germany for a long-sought-after trip to the Wacken Open Air festival, where he spent five days camping and celebrating heavy metal music with 100,000 strangers, the vast majority of whom did not speak his language. It was, without question, the highlight of his young metal life.
Recently, this passion helped Corey conceive and implement Nine Circles with his long-time compatriot Dan Kaplan, continuing to help implant his presence in the metal community in New England and beyond. Heavy metal has long served as an outlet for endless adventure and radical experiences for him, and this is only the beginning.
- Der Weg einer Freiheit
Corey can no longer be reached and followed on Twitter, but he can be reached on Instagram (@MrCMButterworth). He promises apathy and sarcasm for all. In the form of pictures. Or something.