We Are The Damned

We Are the Damned are no strangers to the Euro extreme metal scene with two EP’s (Metal Classics Vol. 1 &2) and two albums The Shape of Hell to Come and Holy Beast to their credit. Their newest Doomvirate, the Portuguese grinders first with Lifeforce Records  out in late May,bring an abrasive hardcore, punky crustcore, […]

Romantic Rebel

  Chicago’s Romantic Rebel releases their self-titled debut via Pavement Entertainment on April 29th. Founded in 2012 by siblings KT Paige (vocals) and Alex Vincent (guitars) with Danny D on bass and Marcus Lee on drums. An instant promotion machine, they immediately booked shows, distributing free music to build a fan base and filming a video […]

Pet Slimmers of the Year

  Tool meets Opeth with a few visits from Pink Floyd could describe the UK based trio Pet Slimmers of the Year. A rare breed, making instrumental music interesting with limited to no vocals. They transcend genres with multi-layered guitars, hypnotic bass lines, crushing riffs and groove oriented drum patterns. They formed in 2008, releasing […]

Decibel Magazine Tour Decimates Columbus

  To a packed Newport Music Hall on Sunday April 6th, the Decibel Magazine Tour slammed into Columbus bringing its youngest screamers Noisem, the growling sands of Tibet from Gorguts, the dark horror themed, violent intentions of the Black Dahlia Murder and the graphic godfathers of gore, grindcore and Surgical Steel, Carcass. New kids, Noisem […]

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 The Harrowing from Missouri. Germany brought us Sodom and that night Cincinnati brought us Gomorrah […]

Brick & Mortar Release the Bangs!

  Brick and Mortar are one of the few bands that conjure up images of carousels and cocaine. This comparison formed from their unique sound of combining snappy drumming, with modern pop, rock and a sound borrowing from the psychedelic ingredients of the 60’s. The two piece indie-outfit started in Asbury Park NJ adding smooth […]

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 to by their eclectic personalities and incredible passion for the material they create and play […]

John Taglieri Brings Southern Paradise

John Taglieri has released 11 albums on his own terms, a DIY lifer so to speak.  Taglieri released his eleventh effort Southern Paradise mid last year. The six-song EP showcased brand new songs that are upbeat sing-a-longs reflecting his life at the moment. Spending a lot of time in Key West as well as traveling, […]

Shamrock Athletic Club Host Benefit for East End Community Services

  Safe, engaged neighborhoods, stable, employed families and successful youth. Those are the goals and objectives of East End Community Services, www.east-end.org, a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 to help meet the needs of people living in East Dayton. They provide programs as part of a neighborhood transformation to help children, teenagers, adults, and the […]

King Parrot Will Bite Your Head Off

Youngy, Mr. White, Squiz, Slatts and Skitz have come from Australia to kick ass and Bite Your Head Off with thrash, grind and old school punk at hardcore volume with genre smashing speed and aggression, giving new meaning to Parrot Head. The five piece Melbourne medley play extreme music that’s uniquely Australian with their energy, […]

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 parking lot full of people following them in. Cilver, Eyes Set to Kill, Lacuna Coil, […]

One-Releases Debut Worlds Collide on Pavement Entertainment

Montreal’s hard rock trio One signed with Pavement Entertainment in 2013 after their last tour. Worlds Collide, due April 1st, is their first release on PE with a North American tour to follow. Three records, they’re first two Never Say Never and Dirty Valentine independently released, two awards, 500 plus shows, several video’s and member […]

Alrosa Villa Host Amplified Awareness II Benefit

   Saturday February 7th, the second annual benefit fundraiser raising awareness for children with Autism and Tourette Syndrome was held at Alrosa Villa  in association with the Make It Fit Foundation www.makeitfit.org and the Iron Brothers of Ohio. Last year’s inaugural show featured Loboz, Fat Dog and Jasmine Cain. This year the sultry, bass-hammering songstress […]

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 on stage to earn the grand prize, a check for $3000 and a UG Studios […]

Ben Draiman The Past Is Not Far Behind

      Born and raised in Chicago Ben Draiman has been a singer-songwriter and pianist since age 13. Music’s in the family as his older brother David’s the voice of hard rock arena filler Disturbed and techno-metal outfit Device. Influenced by a large variety of genres he mixes a unique concoction pairing melodic and […]