HorrorHound 2015 Bring the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound 2015 Bring the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound started the year at the Sharonville Convention Center and as usual, everyone showed up. The bi-annual movie convention that brings all manner of creature, beast, freak, rebel and misfit for a weekend of very crowded fun, signing, pics, music […]

Gears Churn for the Young Miami Machine

Gears Churn for the Young Miami Machine

There’s new blood brewing in the hottest parts of Miami, Florida. With four guys hungry for the road playing shows and venues with high velocity arena attitude, and strength of character proven by a major early-career accident that could’ve and […]

Feel Never Real Delivers Rock Rebel Gold

Feel Never Real Delivers Rock Rebel Gold

Started in 2004 by Tim Jones, Mathew Cass, and Shea Lange, Feel Never Real takes hard driving melodic rock into fresh, unpredictable territory and litters it with elements from numerous musical genres. The songs, memorable and emotionally rich are added […]

Bobaflex Plays Black Friday

Bobaflex Plays Black Friday

  Bobaflex, West Virginia’s answer to the finest cut high-octane spit and shine hillbilly rock this side of the rolling river. They came, played, kicked ass and left. They also braved to play, on the one day where the rough, […]

Dead In The Manger Tease With Transience

Dead In The Manger Tease With Transience

Olympia, Washington based 20 Buck Spin continuously defies what extreme music genres are capable of with the label’s vast juggernaut roster containing top-tier acts from all realms and scenes of the underground and below, continuing this tradition with the introduction […]

The Underground Hosts 2013 Battle of the Bands Finale

The Underground Hosts 2013 Battle of the Bands Finale

   Saturday February 1, The Underground in Cincinnati held the finale for the 2013 Battle of the Bands featuring The Monument, The Dugongs, War of Change and Self-ish. Each band was one of 30 to enter and wage musical war […]

Kenny Ozzfest 8 Sells Out MVP’s

Kenny Ozzfest 8 Sells Out MVP’s

Cincinnati promoter Kenny Ozz threw his 2015 birthday party at MVP’s inviting half the city, nearby regions and parts unknown to attend. Bands, music fans, metal heads and a band from the Sunset Strip that lived to tell the tales […]

The Old Yellow Cab Building Hosts Inaugural Gemfest

The Old Yellow Cab Building Hosts Inaugural Gemfest

Saturday Oct. 3rd, the Greater Dayton GLSEN and Musicians for Unity joined forces to bring downtown Dayton the first all-day Gemfest festival presented at the Old Yellow Cab Building. The event raised awareness and support for the bullying and harassment […]

Agony Scene

Agony Scene

Solid States new artists of hardcore madness bring us a truly heavy mesmerizing masterpiece in The Agony Scene. Ten songs that are as brutal as they are poetic. Sung with screeching, acid tipped vocals worthy of Arch Enemy and the […]

Experience the Alternative

Experience the Alternative

We are three years into the new millennium and things are looking good so far. God’s gotta have a smile on his face when the headphones come off. Tooth & Nail Records offers todays Christian Music Fan a taste of […]

Stryper Bring the Second Coming to the Whisky

Stryper Bring the Second Coming to the Whisky

In an era when the devil ‘might’ have been more popular in the genre they started in and with a large army of bands sporting devil horns, inverted crosses and certain downturned stars along with dark artwork/imagery of any and […]

Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour Columbus

Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour Columbus

Friday February 28th The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock according to Revolver Magazine soared into Columbus via Columbus Events Group, the Alrosa Staff, 99.7 The Blitz, Revolver staff and The Shrunken Heads co-owner and Azoic singer Kristy Venrick with a […]

Judas Priest Headlines Saturday’s Rock on the Range Weekend 2015

Judas Priest Headlines Saturday’s Rock on the Range Weekend 2015

One of the nation’s largest three day festivals started with mother-nature’s attitude spreading all over Columbus. The second day of Rock on the Range and the first day of hangover again brought the goods. Whether you were coming on your […]

Delta Deep Scorches the West Coast Blues Down South

Delta Deep Scorches the West Coast Blues Down South

  Delta Deep is a new hybrid of blues, rock, metal and jazz scorching through the speakers like a branding iron melting away the decibels. Collectively, each member’s respective bands have sold over 100 million albums winning multiple awards entertaining […]

Warrant Bring the Down Boys to JD Legends

Warrant Bring the Down Boys to JD Legends

Saturday September 19, two bands synonymous with the Sunset Strip and 80’s-mid 90’s Hollywood decadence came to Franklin to play the songs that gave them the fame and infamy their known for at JD Legends. When MTV reigned and Headbangers […]

Gorguts Bring Colored Sands of Tibet to Columbus

Gorguts Bring Colored Sands of Tibet to Columbus

  Saturday December 14th, mother-nature was in a piss-poor bitchy mood, showering Ohio with sleet, rain and snow making travel difficult to nearly event missing for many motorist, metal heads and death metal players. The Columbus and surrounding scenes really […]

Immortal Bird’s New Dark Mechanical Vision: Empress/Abscess

Immortal Bird’s New Dark Mechanical Vision: Empress/Abscess

Sounding like the nuts, bolts and inner circularity of a new machine being slammed, sewn, welded and stitched together with the rapid-fire care of an assembly line creation, Immortal Bird brings its new debut full length out from the dark […]

Der Blaue Reiter Bring the Apocalypse

Der Blaue Reiter Bring the Apocalypse

The music you hear paints vast, rapid-fire visuals of epic battles under swirling angry skies, swords and sorcery that span the ages as mystical militant queens cast visages upon army’s marching to conquer and industrial noises of production coming from […]

Hanging Garden Release I Was A Soldier EP

Hanging Garden Release I Was A Soldier EP

  Scandinavian six piece Hanging Garden release their second offering this year after their Lifeforce Records debut At Every Door earlier this year. Known for their talent of bringing out the dueling emotions of depression and hope in their intricately […]

Arkona Bring the Horns to Columbus

Arkona Bring the Horns to Columbus

It wasn’t Paganfest but it was close enough. On Saturday September 12th Columbus Events Group brought the merry meandering marauders from Europe to southern Ohio for a dose of Euro-history, Pagan powered Scandavaian metal and folk rock. Some of them, […]

Metallica Bring Death Magnetic to Columbus 11-17-08

Metallica Bring Death Magnetic to Columbus 11-17-08

Say what you will about the mighty Met but after all these years, the alcohol, the burnings, Napster, Jason’s departure and a few ‘less than heavy’ records, the band that started in the early 80’s as one of the big […]

Use Your Illusion/Holy Wood Tribute GNR/Manson in Covington

Use Your Illusion/Holy Wood Tribute GNR/Manson in Covington

In the minds of most metal heads of the early to mid-nineties this would’ve been a dream tour to see amongst the ranks of Guns n Roses and Metallica though timeline wise Marilyn Manson was still a spooky kid and […]

Amplified Awareness III at Alrosa Villa

Amplified Awareness III at Alrosa Villa

On Saturday February 21st, the Alrosa Villa hosted the third annual Amplified Awareness concert fundraiser. Since its inception, the event in collaboration with Mike Hoover of the Make It Fit Foundation, Jon Clevenger and The Iron Brothers of Ohio, Thunder […]

Graves At Sea/Sourvein Bring the Doom May 13

Graves At Sea/Sourvein Bring the Doom May 13

  Two of doom metal’s mightiest practitioners of feedback-laden riff worshippers, Portland’s Graves at Sea and Cape Fear’s Sourvein have united in sound, mind and spirit for the ultimate split of earth-smoldering amplifier worship. Graves at Sea are Betting on […]

UnKured: Mutated Earth

UnKured: Mutated Earth

  Cincinnati’s UnKured Band www.facebook.com/pages/UnKured-Band/127769993918598?sk=timeline  may have been born a few decades too late. From the sounds of their debut album Mutated Earth they were heavily influenced with a very healthy dose of late 80’s early 90’s death/thrash metal. Besides […]

Pivit Plex is Under Museum Quality Glass

Pivit Plex is Under Museum Quality Glass

Emerging from the mountains of Montana, Pivit Plex is a blend of retro 60’s, 70’s sound with alternative/contemporary rock. The formula creates a unique refreshing sound that caught on with fans across the country almost immediately. Under Museum Quality Glass […]

SITH, Horlet, King Stench, Zuel Bang Heads on Friday the 13th

SITH, Horlet, King Stench, Zuel Bang Heads on Friday the 13th

  Friday the 13th has been associated with many bad things for a long time. Historically, theories suggest the combination of two superstitions claiming 13 as an unlucky number and Friday as an unlucky day are partially responsible for its […]

Blackhearts Ball Slices Through Friday the 13th at Therapy Café

Blackhearts Ball Slices Through Friday the 13th at Therapy Café

Def Leppard said “Love Bites,” The Vinnie Vincent Invasion warned “Love Kills,” and on this 13th day, the water logged guy with the machete regularly slaughtered those making love. So it was fitting on Friday, February 13th, everyone’s favorite pre-bloody […]

Urilia Conjure The Adversarial Light

Urilia Conjure The Adversarial Light

A new abomination rises from the ashes off the sweet, shinning streets of sunny LA bringing forth ancient underground doctrines. A new wave and breed of extreme metal engraved in the Luciferian path and inspired by the works of Michael […]

Oddbody’s Host UD Metal Conference After Show with Alex Skolnick

Oddbody’s Host UD Metal Conference After Show with Alex Skolnick

There was an addictively contagious energy in Oddbody’s on Saturday November 8th. Maybe it was due to the night being the top off, after party to three days of multi diverse and cultural information given by respected academic scholars at […]

Columbus Celebrates Paganfest

Columbus Celebrates Paganfest

  Paganfest 2014 via Columbus Events Group came to the Alrosa Villa Friday May 2nd and was a night of truly multicultural exchanges with bands from Columbus, Cincinnati (by way of medieval times), Germany, Taiwan and Finland. The evening of […]

Consumption of the Heart/Collective Vol 4:Emotion Premiere at Englewood Cinema

On Friday September 28 Englewood Cinema will showcase eleven big independent film experiences. Englewood is known for its yearly show of support to local filmmakers including Horrorama and featuring films that could be considered ‘slightly’ off the mainstream radar and […]

Horlet Bring the Keys of Life and Death

Horlet Bring the Keys of Life and Death

  Dayton’s Horlet release their debut album, The Keys of Life and Death, a pulverizing blast of death metal slam-dancing your face into the cold concrete. With 17 tracks including four interludes that violate the ear yet make the brain want to […]

Butcher Babies Massacre Cincinnati on Hellpop II Tour

Butcher Babies Massacre Cincinnati on Hellpop II Tour

(Due to severe illness Maria Brink and In This Moment were unable to perform on Sunday January 12 at Bogart’s. The show was made free and Before the Mourning, All Hail the Yeti, Devour the Day and Butcher Babies performed […]

Queensryche Brings Epic History to Bogarts

Queensryche Brings Epic History to Bogarts

Queensryche came to Cincinnati on Wednesday Jan. 27th to a packed crowd of Ryche worshippers. The group’s 2016 lineup after a prolonged legal battle left the name to the band recruiting new singer Todd La Torre. Fans feared not as […]

See Spot Rock… Again

Friday March 12 the second See Spot Rock Tour plowed into Tipp City invading The Avenue featuring five bands ranging from rock to rap. The auditorium was packed with loud, bouncing kids screaming to the onstage energy. This year’s line-up […]

Halestorm Bring Women of Rock to Cincinnati

Halestorm Bring Women of Rock to Cincinnati

Friday, April 29 the Taft Theatre was packed and treated to a night of powerful women behind the mic. The show featured three female fronted bands showcased by two vocalists blazing the strings with adrenaline and attitude and the opener […]

Mammoth City Messengers

Mammoth City Messengers

Forefront Records is proud to unleash the newest in interactive, kid-friendly, and Internet partnered, biblical fun. The end of January brings us Volume One of the Mammoth City Messengers, a soundtrack to a line of comic books about five preteens […]

Stoneburner’s Life Drawing

Stoneburner’s Life Drawing

 Portland sludge grinders and recent Neurot family additions, Stoneburner, have unleashed their new full-length, Life Drawing. The follow-up to their 2012 debut, Sickness Will Pass, which The Sludgelord appropriately crowned “an ugly, visceral and truly terrifying beast of an album,” […]

Luv Ya Mutha Earth Day Bash at W.O. Wrights

Luv Ya Mutha Earth Day Bash at W.O. Wrights

  Saturday April 20th, five bands pre-celebrated Earth Day.  Starting in 1970, the holiday was designed to create awareness for the environment and conservational efforts, bringing 20 million Americans together. The clean air, clean water and endangered species acts followed. […]

NerVer Brings Out The Bullfighter

NerVer Brings Out The Bullfighter

Seven Mary Three’s Casey Daniel has delivered the Pavement Entertainment debut of his side project NerVer.  Bullfighter is 14 songs of hard rock, motorcycle engine burning gasoline dreams down the sun scorched highway, sweating in leather while pounding fists and […]

Repurposing Nature with Them Bones

Repurposing Nature with Them Bones

Art is a very subjective, creative medium. Some use paint and pencils, while some use other kinds of materials to create works of art. Though you’ll never see her art in a graveyard, you might see her in the “pet […]

Jake E Lee Brings the Red Dragon Cartel Back to Dayton

Jake E Lee Brings the Red Dragon Cartel Back to Dayton

Saturday June 13th the guitar legend brought his new cartel back to Dayton for another career go around. With songs spanning his time barking at the moon and committing the ultimate sin with Ozzy. He also journeyed to the badlands […]

Forward Unto Dawn Brings the New ‘Alpha’

Forward Unto Dawn Brings the New ‘Alpha’

With mind weaving solos, like stringing guitar wire across the room with venom dripping spiders spinning on the webs, Halifax, Nova Scotia’s progressive death metal hybrid Forward Unto Dawn makes the heart pound. Whether it’s the guitars slamming, the damming […]

Stoner Van Houten Guardian of the Ranch

Stoner Van Houten Guardian of the Ranch

“I want to show the positive side of Spahn Ranch.” Says ranch caretaker and history buff Stoner Van Houten. Local Manson expert Stoner Van Houten dedicates most of his time to preserving the history and upkeep of Spahn Ranch for […]

My LA Manson Experience

My LA Manson Experience

The beginning of my interest: Several years ago my friend Andy had the original Manson family documentary. I borrowed it, watched it and thought it was interesting and pretty cool but at the time remembered I hadn’t thought much about […]

Afraid of Karma Brings Cyrenne’s Dark Dream to Life

Afraid of Karma Brings Cyrenne’s Dark Dream to Life

“If you get this in front of the right young women, you could change their lives.” Said show attendee Lexie Lowell of “Afraid of Karma,” an avant-garde multimedia show created by Harmony Jupiter (Cyrenne). “Karma” is about Jupiter overcoming the tragic […]

Opul Releases Three Song Levels EP

Opul Releases Three Song Levels EP

This chilling winter, Nefarious Industries will warmly release the latest EP from solo act Opul, the solo venture by Matt Lupo of East of The Wall on January 13th digitally to the frigid, shaking hands of the public. Being a […]

KingShifter Delivers 26 Tons

KingShifter Delivers 26 Tons

  Deep within Wichita Kansas is where Sprout, Kink, David Steinbach and Derek Ludewick call home. KingShifter is all about the booze, riffs and keeping the ladies happy… of course. Their new record and debut with Pavement Entertainment is an […]

Trauma: Solidarity

Trauma: Solidarity

Southern Cali’s Trauma gives us a tour of the not so sunny beaches and shady trees instead we’re smacked upside the head with hardcore punk, some grindcore and the surely blasphemous classical instrumental. Yes that’s right, Trauma plays hard and […]

Rock On The Range Weekend Sells Out Crew Stadium

Rock On The Range Weekend Sells Out Crew Stadium

May 17th, 18th and 19th 2013’s Rock on the Range lineup played Columbus’s Crew Stadium to a jammed packed house each night. On three consecutive days the weekend music festival known for bringing in rock, metal and other diverse acts and talent jammed 20,145 […]

Psychedelic Sounds at Blind Bob’s

Saturday Jan.16 Blind Bob’s hosted three bands, ranging in sound as much as appearance. The two-thirds Dayton showcase brought locals Babbling April and SKRT to the stage with Cincinnati’s Comprador sandwiched comfortably in-between. Each brought a signature sound with elements […]

Mike Defendant Brings Acoustic Excellence

Mike Defendant Brings Acoustic Excellence

    Dayton resident, long time local scene fixture, acoustic superhero and one half of the two man duo The Defendants, Mike Defendant www.facebook.com/M.Defendant  releases his new four song demo on Infested Records www.facebook.com/infestedrecords featuring his newest unplugged art. He […]

Psychostick Returns with Revenge of the Vengeance

Psychostick Returns with Revenge of the Vengeance

  Chicago humorcore-(ists) and musical alchemists Psychostick return, because well, a bunch of fans thought they should and with four comedy albums to their credit, the virtually 100% do it yourself band has amassed a somewhat comforting and concerning fan […]

Pistol Day Parade Feel The Burn

Pistol Day Parade Feel The Burn

  Pistol Day Parade’s Burn is 12 rocking songs of life lessons learned on the broken-heart highway of shattered dreams driving towards the road to closure and redemption. Rock n roll played with soul, emotion and thick bluesy notes layered […]

Trash The Brand Bring Swamp Rock

Trash The Brand Bring Swamp Rock

   From the ‘magic highway’ between Memphis and Nashville, playing their own set, sorting through the finest Delta Blues, Country Gold and rock mixed with metal comes Jackson Tennessee’s Trash The Brand. Bringing their own brand of sweaty, smelly noise […]

The Cynical Limit

The Cynical Limit

The gods of metal and rock would be happy with these guys from Canada, specifically Ottawa Ontario’s Cynical Limit. They’ve made one darn good listen that’s as catchy as anything recently released. If you want Christian influences like Skillet and […]

Demon Hunter: Summer of Darkness

Demon Hunter: Summer of Darkness

Demon Hunter returns this summer with a worthy follow up to its debut with Summer of Darkness. The band punches us in the face again with songs filled with heavy screaming and a good dose of loud healthy anger. Besides […]

Man Must Die: Peace Was Never an Option

Man Must Die: Peace Was Never an Option

  Grindcore driven with guitar riffs screaming from the fret board, sweating bullets as the drum kit goes ballistic at new warp speeds. As a severely pissed off voice yells out ground shaking, cynical diatribes about government control, regulation, individual rebellion, […]

Stone Soul Foundation’s Electric Valley

Stone Soul Foundation’s Electric Valley

  Auburn New York’s Stone Soul Foundation is a classic-rock rooted, southern strained outfit with a bit of grunge, funk and Sabbath mixed into a road-rage crockpot. Singer Sean Muldoon can sing, yell and yarl with the best of’em possessing a […]

Eddie Trunk Plays MVP in Cincinnati

Eddie Trunk Plays MVP in Cincinnati

Friday January 16th MVP Sports Bar and Grille hosted an evening with VH1 Classic’s Eddie Truck, host of That Metal Show along with Don Jamison and Jim Florentine. After Trunk, the evening showcased two of Southern Ohio’s finest musical breeding. […]

Dokken Back for the Attack at JD Legends.

Dokken Back for the Attack at JD Legends.

From the knees down it looked like the packed house crowd in Franklin could have been sifting through the sands of the West Coast beaches under the warm LA summer sun as JD Legends presented the 80’s metal throw down […]

The Message and Muscles

The Message and Muscles

The Power Team headed by John Jacobs bashed, pounded, ran over, pummeled, ripped and tore everything in their path bringing the nightly audience of their week-long stay at Hillside Chapel a show and spiritual experience never to be forgotten. With […]

Battle for Rock on the Range 2013

Battle for Rock on the Range 2013

Saturday May 11th, the regional music community came out in full force supporting the Columbus rock scene and the 7 bands that made it to the battle of the bands finale for the coveted opening spot on the hallowed ground […]

Final Night at 1470 West

Final Night at 1470 West

This was written about a week after 1470 closed appearing ‘edited’ in the Dayton City paper. This is the full version. If you were there the final night, went once, twice or were a regular I hope it brings back […]

Club Panama Hosts 8th Annual For Love Of Sonny Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser.

Club Panama Hosts 8th Annual For Love Of Sonny Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser.

  On Friday October 4th and Saturday the 5th for the eighth straight year Susie Maynard and Springfield’s Club Panama have held the annual For Love of Sonny benefit honoring her son that passed away from JD raising money, awareness, […]

Jesus Wept: From the Ashes of xDisciplex AD

Jesus Wept: From the Ashes of xDisciplex AD

After nine years playing as xDisciples AD the boys now known as Jesus Wept played their last show at the 2004 Facedown festival. They’ve returned with a new 7 song EP that starts with the gravel roar of an inner […]

Valentine’s Day Massacre at The Courtyard

Valentine’s Day Massacre at The Courtyard

It’s said that love can be a real icy cold-hearted bitch. Whether it’s an ice pick to the back, heart or below sub-zero temperatures that feel like a cold sickle to the spine. Saturday February 14th’s music brought out the […]

LA Guns Still Cocked and Loaded at the Whisky

LA Guns Still Cocked and Loaded at the Whisky

  Of the many, countless 80’s era bands LA Guns were one of the few big names that not only carried the city’s initials but had several big hits, toured the planet and even when grunge came to change the […]

Jadon Lavik-Moving on Faith

Jadon Lavik-Moving on Faith

Jadon Lavik debut combines thought provoking lyrics, prolific acoustic stylings and inspiring melodies to create a unique journey back to the roots of life, love and faith. Hailing from Redmond WA, a lifetime athlete, studied at Santa Barbara where God […]

Child Bite’s Strange Waste

Child Bite’s Strange Waste

Michigan noise punk experimenters, Child Bite, bring forth the unique cathartic and artistically obnoxious banging’s of their Strange Waste EP on Housecore Records. Its music for losers, so they say of the nine-track recording, recorded and self-produced at Russian Recording […]

Nick Coyle Riding The Electracoustica Wave

Nick Coyle Riding The Electracoustica Wave

  Nick Coyle  is a modern day version of a “one man band”.  Combining guitars, synthesizers, and unique vocals with crowd moving drum and bass grooves, utilizing today’s modern technology. Coyle, an accomplished musician/songwriter, has recorded and performed internationally for […]

Kraptor’s Night of the Living Dead

Kraptor’s Night of the Living Dead

    San Cristabol, Venezuela’s Kraptor is an old school punk-thrash throwback to the cross over days of DRI and crowded early pits of Exodus, Sepultura and Slayer, harnessing the late 80’s-early/mid 90’s sound bringing it modern day. Singer Felipe […]

Dark Roots of Thrash II Ends in Cincinnati

Dark Roots of Thrash II Ends in Cincinnati

Many have argued that since the inaugural Big Thrash Four show in Sofia Bulgaria that ‘certain’ bands that started in the early 80’s cementing the classic sound alongside Metallica and Slayer should have been included or at the very least […]

Tait-Lose This Life

Tait-Lose This Life

Tait returns with a remarkable record playing tunes of high-powered groove and rock. The sounds crescendo into a high voice of hope and empowerment then back down to slow paced emotional ballads, crying out of misery and for lost lives. […]

Mac Sabbath Supersizes Cincinnati

Mac Sabbath Supersizes Cincinnati

  Friday September 4th, whether you were a local walking to the show or had to drive a little bit, mother-nature poured her temper out all over Ohio. Whether you got drenched in rain, hammered with hail or blown away […]

Hollow, Damaged Soul Play Oddbody’s

Hollow, Damaged Soul Play Oddbody’s

  Hollow, Dayton’s tribute to dual era Alice in Chains and Damaged Soul a tribute to the music of Black Sabbath and Ozzy played the newly reopened House of Rock now known as Oddbody’s on Saturday August 23rd. The place […]

Atavismo’s Atmosphere’s of Desintegracion

Atavismo’s Atmosphere’s of Desintegracion

“Desintegracion” goes on ethereal journeys from cosmic seas of instrumentation to the heavenly cosmos, with trippy, but not drug related mixes of 70’s space age effects with a 60’s psychedelic exploration. Atavismo hail from Algeciras, Spain and could be considered […]

Pretty Boys Get A Bullet

Pretty Boys Get A Bullet

    The Longview Texas four piece Christian hardcore metal band A Bullet for Pretty Boy returns with the follow up to their 2010 Revision: Revise disc with Symbiosis, out July 31st. Formed in 2006 and after touring extensively with […]

Nightwish Enchants Columbus with Imaginaerum tour

Nightwish Enchants Columbus with Imaginaerum tour

Friday Sept. 21 the Finnish symphonic power house known as Nightwish visited Newport Music Hall and from the mile long lines it looked like the whole city knew about it. To ever question their drawing power on these Yankee shores […]

Lottie Cassese Signing for the Future continued

Lottie Cassese Signing for the Future continued

This is a continuation of an interview with Sinclair Deaf Mentor Lottie Cassese. Part 1 can be viewed here.   “We want to present a new level of skills to our students because American Sign Language is not the only […]

Static X Brings Noise Revolution to McGuffy’s House of Rock

Static X Brings Noise Revolution to McGuffy’s House of Rock

Friday August 10th Mcguffy’s House of Rock continued their long running and respected tradition of bringing the best hardest and heaviest bands to Dayton. 2012′s Noise Revolution Tour headlined by Static X and featuring head-liners in the making Davey Suicide and 9 Electric […]

Hanzel Und Gretyl Born to be Heiled in Columbus.

Hanzel Und Gretyl Born to be Heiled in Columbus.

On Friday May 10th, a dark-fairytale tag team duo of Uber German industrial techno noise came to the Columbus stage. Trekking through their native land on the Born to be Heiled US tour, the fire red haired beauty, German smack-talking […]

SITH, Forces of Nature, King Stench Cross Streams with Zuel at Hanks Pub

SITH, Forces of Nature, King Stench Cross Streams with Zuel at Hanks Pub

Shadows in the Hourglass Friday night November 16th  one of Dayton‘s long standing staples and supporters of local music Hank’s Pub hosted a noisy evening showcasing some of Dayton’s finest metal minions. Shadows in the Hourglass, Forces of Nature, King Stench […]

Genitorturers Violate McGuffys House of Rock…. Again.

Genitorturers Violate McGuffys House of Rock…. Again.

  Miss Gen of the the Genitorturers onstage at McGuffy’s House of Rock (photo by Mike Ritchie) McGuffy’s known for a long storied history of bringing in the best local/national bands might also be considered one of the bravest. Saturday […]

Dearly Departed Tours Sheds Spotlight on LA’s Dark Side

Dearly Departed Tours Sheds Spotlight on LA’s Dark Side

Dearly Departed Tours offers several uniquely presented tours covering Hollywood, specializing in the dark, spooky side of Tinseltown. The tours are custom made taking guests into the shadows and tragic history wedged in the cracks, buried deep in the City […]

Brave Saint Saturn Brings Astro-Rock

Brave Saint Saturn Brings Astro-Rock

Members of Five Iron Frenzy bring you a new project of both stellar message and music. Astro-rock and space pop are the new lingo used for this Brave Saint Saturn (Tooth & Nail Records) album of a space age story […]

Riksha Release: Dream Drops Red

Riksha Release: Dream Drops Red

  Jager band, Salt Lake City’s, Riksha deliver Dream Drops Red on Dark Harvest Records. A trippy, atmospheric blend of Opeth meets Rage Against the Machine with some Prong flavored energy jolted in. Vocalist Palmer performs the unique task of […]

Curse of Cassandra, Evil Eye Gypsy, One Day Steady Rock McGuffys

Curse of Cassandra, Evil Eye Gypsy, One Day Steady Rock McGuffys

  Saturday the 14th the day captured in comedic horror parody in the early 80’s brought the locals to the McGuffy’s stage and one extended Cincinnati local to play a unique variety show of inspirational/experimental tunes. Instead of the oft-accustomed […]

Signs of Life Turn to the Dark Side… of the Moon

Signs of Life Turn to the Dark Side… of the Moon

   On Saturday May 4th Cincinnati’s renowned Pink Floyd tribute band played to their biggest audience to date at Hobart Arena. It was presumably one of the happiest days of their lives. Not every band can get up and play […]

A New Full Moon Rises in Dayton

Photo by Mike Ritchie A new shop has opened in Dayton just a few feet away from the tattooed Jesus sign of Truth n Triumph Tattoo. Amanda Hamilton, formerly of Anything Under the Moon, has returned, re-opened and rededicated herself with […]

Obscene Entity’s Lamentia

Obscene Entity’s Lamentia

The Obscene Entity boys from the UK are breaking bones cracking skulls and making eardrums bleed with their new nine-song audio sledgehammer Lamentia. From demonic, screeching vocals, avalanche riffs and guitars savagely cutting through everything to be heard, they’ve pulled […]

Behold The Monolith Bring Forth the Void

Behold The Monolith Bring Forth the Void

Remember being a kid and staring down a dark, underground tunnel dared to walk in? The rejuvenated Los Angeles stoner/doom metal band Behold! The Monolith will remind or tell you what you might’ve heard if you went in far enough, […]

Total Destruction In Columbus

Total Destruction In Columbus

Alrosa Villa/Saturday March 22 It was a night of old school thrash metal globalization with a little taste of power courtesy of Germany, Brazil, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus. Ohio’s local caliber began with the band formally known as […]

For Today Become Immortal

For Today Become Immortal

  Prominent Christian metal core band For Today returned in 2012 with a pulverizing new album that leaves the band screaming loud and fans screaming for more. Immortal is the band’s fourth full length album and their first on the […]

Germantown Makes Out with Couto Comedy

Germantown Makes Out with Couto Comedy

Local director Henrique Couto, known for Calamity Jane’s Revenge, A Bulldog for Christmas and Depression: The Movie has released his newest feature Making Out. The young director who started his career with low budget horror flicks, directing 13 features, throws […]

The Big Four of Dayton Release Quadruple CD’s at Courtyard Lounge

The Big Four of Dayton Release Quadruple CD’s at Courtyard Lounge

  It wasn’t a stadium or in Sofia, Bulgaria but any of the five bands that played Saturday July 5th could be considered in Dayton’s big thrash four debate. The crowd turned out in droves, jamming the cramped but cozy […]

Skraeckoedian Release Sagor

Skraeckoedian Release Sagor

Skraeckoedian’s sound could be called 70’s doom-prog but it could also be every bit, part Sabbath as part from Southern Louisiana as from their Swedish homeland. With songs spanning the vast terrain of the mountainous land and planets inhabiting the […]

Fear Factory Brings World Industrialist Tour to Dayton

Fear Factory Brings World Industrialist Tour to Dayton

On Friday April 26, kings of cyber metal Fear Factory returned to the McGuffy’s stage to assault the crowd with mechanized sounds and metalized mayhem. Bringing the Industrialist to Dayton for human assemblage of skin to skin symbiotic fusion, battle […]

Germantown Makes Out with Couto Comedy

Local director Henrique Couto, known for Calamity Jane’s Revenge, A Bulldog for Christmas and Depression: The Movie has released his newest feature Making Out. The young director who started his career with low budget horror flicks, directing 13 features, throws […]

Halestorm Bring Women of Rock to Cincinnati

Friday, April 29 the Taft Theatre was packed and treated to a night of powerful women behind the mic. The show featured three female fronted bands showcased by two vocalists blazing the strings with adrenaline and attitude and the opener […]

Elvira Headlines HorrorHound 2016

March 18th-20th marked the 2016 return of HorrorHound weekend to the Sharonville Convention Center. HH has become a proven horror phenomenon drawing fans from basically everywhere for almost a decade. Lines were long as always as fans came with merchandise, […]

Carcass, Testament, Slayer Sell Out Express Live

What could be considered a “dream tour” by metal standards hit Columbus on Tuesday March 8, bringing out most of the head-banging faithful and nearby regions along with anyone adorned in a black band shirt to the former LC Pavilion. […]

Nightwish Bring Endless Forms to Columbus

Thursday, Feb. 25th was a night of Euro symphonic powerhouse metal for the LC Pavilion’s newly dubbed moniker Express Live. The Endless Forms Most Beautiful came to Columbus and delivered with fellow female fronted Delain and power metal veterans Sonata […]

Gears Churn for the Young Miami Machine

There’s new blood brewing in the hottest parts of Miami, Florida. With four guys hungry for the road playing shows and venues with high velocity arena attitude, and strength of character proven by a major early-career accident that could’ve and […]

Jasmine Cain Headlines Fourth Annual Amplified Awareness

The fourth annual amplified awareness show returned to the Alrosa Villa Saturday, Feb. 20th bringing Columbus together to support two great causes. Since its inception the event has worked hard providing a platform for musicians to play for Autism and […]

Shadowkasket Invokes Heart-Shaped Massacre in Middletown

While the candy, roses and warm fuzzy cards were bought last minute around the country, the Old Crow Bar in Middletown brought what every lovely metal maiden with a big heart wanted on Valentine’s Eve. Loud, screaming metal and a […]

GEARS Grind at Oddbody’s

Friday Feb. 12, the Miami heat came back to Dayton in the form of GEARS. The Florida foursome brought two EP’s worth of material to the stage, a seasoned work ethic and an arena sized delivery. Mother nature’s foul mood […]

She Must Burn Releases Debut EP

  London, England’s, symphonic black-death metal haunting hybrid She Must Burn might look and sound like a witches inquisition spell gone three times worse, conjuring darker forces than planned. She Must Burn say’s hello from jolly old England with its […]

Psychedelic Sounds at Blind Bob’s

Saturday Jan.16 Blind Bob’s hosted three bands, ranging in sound as much as appearance. The two-thirds Dayton showcase brought locals Babbling April and SKRT to the stage with Cincinnati’s Comprador sandwiched comfortably in-between. Each brought a signature sound with elements […]

Queensryche Brings Epic History to Bogarts

Queensryche came to Cincinnati on Wednesday Jan. 27th to a packed crowd of Ryche worshippers. The group’s 2016 lineup after a prolonged legal battle left the name to the band recruiting new singer Todd La Torre. Fans feared not as […]

Oregon Express Rocks out for Miami Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters

Saturday January 9th the Oregon Express held a special charity show with door proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dayton, helping shape the futures of area youth. January is mentoring month. A Shade of Red, Evil Eye […]

Courtyard Brings in the Loud New Year

Twas the second night of 2016 and all through The Courtyard every creature was stirring, welcoming the new year with loud intensions and two day hangovers. Split the Abyss, Saint Christopher, Eyes on Orion, Vital Stomp, Tyler Henry, John Hendry […]

Repurposing Nature with Them Bones

Art is a very subjective, creative medium. Some use paint and pencils, while some use other kinds of materials to create works of art. Though you’ll never see her art in a graveyard, you might see her in the “pet […]