Dead Dick and the TBA Band Offer Fourplay

Dead Dick and the TBA Band Offer Fourplay

   Everyone’s favorite dead and not-rotting fast enough swinging hillbilly from the worst parts of backwoods Kentucky returns to the realm of the living to spread more musical holiday cheer and put smiles on parents faces while terrifying the kids. […]

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 […]

Sebastian Bach’s ‘18 and Live’ Tour Sells out Oddbody’s

Sebastian Bach’s ‘18 and Live’ Tour Sells out Oddbody’s

All the tables were removed and only a few spare stools propped against the wall remained for the standing room only show Thursday July 2nd as the original voice of Skid Row brought 18 and Live to Dayton. It could’ve […]

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 […]

Romantic Rebel

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 […]

Joy Electric-The Magic of Christmas

Joy Electric-The Magic of Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a guitar was tuning, not even feedback. The programmers were all tucked in their beds with visions of synthesizers playing in their heads. Ma and Pa in their robes […]

BulletBoys Smooth Up in Dayton

BulletBoys Smooth Up in Dayton

The Long Hot Summer tour came sizzling to Oddbody’s with the BulletBoys Saturday August 6. For those that came to hear the hits that put them on the MTV map, those that followed their career from ’88 to last years’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cybernetic Witch Cult- Spaceous Cretaceous

Cybernetic Witch Cult- Spaceous Cretaceous

The three-man band Cybernetic Witch Cult bring doom, psychedelic, space rock from Cornwall England wrapped up in a perplexing but pleasant sounding mix of horror punk, prog and Rob Zombie, mixed in with audio samples from Star Wars and other […]

Mick Montgomery-The West Coast Years

Mick Montgomery-The West Coast Years

The following is a separate part of an interview series detailing Mick Montgomery’s time in the California scene of the mid-to-late ‘60s. Mick Montgomery is a well-known, respected musician, teacher, venue owner and promoter in the Dayton, Ohio scene. A […]

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 […]

Disciple at the Gathering Grounds

By religious standards Sunday’s are usually a day of rest. A time to kick back, relax on the couch or the backyard porch with a glass of lemonade or headphones. However this doesn’t apply to all people especially if you’re […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tad Morose Hails St Demonius

Tad Morose Hails St Demonius

A fierce, honor bound war-code is sung, fought and settled through the blood stains of generations within the twelve new songs of St. Demonius. Ronny Hemlin sings and shrieks his way to the battlefield. His voice shrills and peaks carrying […]

Emperors and Elephants Debut Devil In The Lake

Emperors and Elephants Debut Devil In The Lake

God only knows how many meant-to-be-forgotten secrets are buried and hidden at the bottom of the lake. Well, the devil might know to and take some responsibility/credit for them being there. Chicago’s Emperors and Elephants bring 2014 the best from […]

Motley Crue Say Farewell To Cincinnati

Motley Crue Say Farewell To Cincinnati

  All bad things must come to an end so they say. Since 1981 we’ve gotten the good, the bad and the ugly from the Sunset Strip bad boys. Drugs, booze, sex, countless nights of untold, unseen debauchery and decadence. […]

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 […]

Jonah 33 Writing Musical Stories

Jonah 33 Writing Musical Stories

The first release from Jonah 33 may not be a concept record but it paints a musical tale with eleven chapters from beginning to end. Each song stands firm on its own but also fits nicely into a continuing message. […]

Scent of Remains Emerge Under A Blackened Sky

Scent of Remains Emerge Under A Blackened Sky

    Walking out of a demolished building, blood and sweat soaked from a human wrecking ball of a growling, screaming, singing brutal noise trifecta with wailing guitars, rolling grooves and memorable hooks comes Knoxville Tennessee’s Scent of Remains. They […]

Mass Punishment Serve Out Proving Grounds Vol. 1.

Mass Punishment Serve Out Proving Grounds Vol. 1.

  New Jersey’s Mass Punishment compiles it’s version of groove thrash metal on their debut Proving Grounds, Vol. 1, with lyrics penned and inspired by first-hand war experience, the music equals the real life brutality seen. Guitars and drums blast […]

Portland’s Drunk Dad Unleashes The Ripper Killer

Portland’s Drunk Dad Unleashes The Ripper Killer

    Yes, it sounds like a new Judas Priest song but Portland, Oregon’s, Drunk Dad, is about to unload their debut LP Ripper Killer. Five Pack opens like a guitar choking on beer, gasping for air going down the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Disciple’s Back Again

Disciple’s Back Again

Disciple returns with their fifth disk of hybrid metal infection. Back Again showcases the mosh pit friendly side of Christian rock with a molten cored electric embrace. 13 shredding tunes filled with harmony, melody, frantic guitar work, riffs, hooks, finger […]

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 […]

Otep Brings Equal Rights and Lefts to Dayton

Otep Brings Equal Rights and Lefts to Dayton

On Friday August 5 a very full evening of bands played Oddbody’s as the summer heat drenched outside as much as in. Starting early evening eight bands played the bill. Omeni, Forces of Nature, Watch Them Rot and Epikist handled […]

One Eyed Doll Plays Newport’s Thompson House

One Eyed Doll Plays Newport’s Thompson House

Few duo’s can sound like a full band but Kimberly Freeman and Jason Sewell from Austin’s One Eyed Doll pull it off every show including that night at the Thompson House with vocals, guitar, drums and a sh-load of props. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Vibez Entertainment Bring Spring Vibrations to Oddbody’s

Family Vibez Entertainment Bring Spring Vibrations to Oddbody’s

When the venue formally known as McGuffy’s reopened, the Dayton area was promised a more diverse and revolving number of acts and talent spanning all genres. Promise kept so far as on Saturday April 11th from the horn sections on […]

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 […]

A Darker Color Bright

A Darker Color Bright

A one man band from the Midwest, shrouded in mystery, prompted not on name recognition or image but on the sounds and talent of his work and imagination. Sometimes the greatest complex depth and detail comes from simplicity. A Darker […]

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 […]

Cavalera Conspiracy bring Bloody Roots to Dayton

Cavalera Conspiracy bring Bloody Roots to Dayton

Saturday October 8, Oddbody’s was a wall to wall, pit to pit, circular and otherwise sea of mass humanity. Dayton sold out the iconic venue for a night stacked with bands local to international. It was an all-night flux of […]

Oddbody’s Celebrates First Year with Finger Eleven

Oddbody’s Celebrates First Year with Finger Eleven

The venue formally known as McGuffy’s re-opened last year under new management with a revamped look, name and promise to bring multi-genre artists and talent to Dayton. So far, so good, while still keeping the local rock and metal crowd […]

Pyrrhon Gives Us The Mother Of Virtues

Pyrrhon Gives Us The Mother Of Virtues

  New York City progressive death metal collective and recent Relapse  signees, Pyrrhon  (pronounced peer-on), emerge from the urban decay with a new full-length. Death metal growls, vocals with mixtures of Entombed and Ministry, basement black metal screeches and ingredients, […]

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 […]

Nightwish Bring Endless Forms to Columbus

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mick Montgomery: The Early Wright State Years and Haight/Ashbury

Mick Montgomery: The Early Wright State Years and Haight/Ashbury

The following is a combination of the first three parts of an unfinished five-part interview originally posted on The Wright State Guardian.   Mick Montgomery, a Wright State graduate and former West Carrollton art teacher has been a presence in […]

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. […]

Torch Runner Releases Endless Nothing

Torch Runner Releases Endless Nothing

  Greensboro noise-grinders Torch Runner have unleashed their new LP Endless Nothing via Southern Lord. Clocking in at about 22 minutes because a minute more or less might cause cranial damage or disappointment to the educated ear; the disk is […]

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, […]

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 […]

Old 37 Rides between Teen Drama and Psychological Slasher

Old 37 Rides between Teen Drama and Psychological Slasher

Don’t worry, I’m a paramedic.   31 cars and drivers have gone missing over the last 20 years in the Bermuda triangle of back roads with teen drivers counting 29% in the last 30 in Bristol County flashes over 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 […]

Elvira Headlines HorrorHound 2016

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, […]

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 […]

Katz Goes Aces High On Halloween

Katz Goes Aces High On Halloween

Saturday October 25 the Pre-Halloween bash was going full scare all over Dayton. Katz in Kettering trumped everyone bringing in Aces High, ‘The’ Iron Maiden tribute band playing homage to metal’s scariest and coolest mascot, Edward the Great. The nights […]

Them Damn Golers Re-Release In ‘n’ Outlaws

Them Damn Golers Re-Release In ‘n’ Outlaws

  Vancouver BC’s The Golers were formed in 1998 after the disbanding of Subversion. They’ve built momentum over the course of 4 albums and massive touring. 1999’s South Mountain Style ushered in the classic Goler sound combining most, if not […]

Bleach-Astronomy

Bleach-Astronomy

Bleach returns with Astronomy, the follow up to 2002’s Again For The First Time. Long-time fans will not be disappointed with what’s delivered though they might be surprised by the deep emotional feelings embedded in the songs inspired by real […]

University of Dayton Presents Heavy Metal for the Sophisticated Educated Ear

Friday November 9, the hallowed halls of finer Dayton based education held a symposium on a subject of great interest, historical value, global impact and social significance. Four renowned highly educated intellectual professionals came to discuss a subject many of […]

Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret IV Pillages the Yellow Cab Building

Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret IV Pillages the Yellow Cab Building

Saturday March 28th, there were pirates at the Old Yellow Cab building downtown on 4th Street. Some drunken sailors, some sober pirates with no less the swashbuckling. It was a cold night but the performers of the Blue Moon Circus, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scarleth’s Silver Lining

Scarleth’s Silver Lining

Two records into their career, Kyiv, Ukraine’s, Scarleth have written, sculpted and recorded music that speaks beyond a band releasing their sophomore effort. Through numerous member changes they’ve crafted a sound blending Euro symphonic influence with thrash and modern melodious […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Becoming The Archetype Delivers “Celestial Complete”

Becoming The Archetype Delivers “Celestial Complete”

    Don’t let the semi-tranquil title Celestial Complete fool you. Inside the cacophony of sounds, the piano, trumpets and trombones are the only non-heavy instruments played on this record. The heavy metal band Becoming The Archetype are Dacula, Georgia […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet is an incredible odds defying inspiring story of one man’s true dedication, passion and drive to create incredible music despite insurmountable life obstacles, and dire circumstances. Jason Becker personifies the sheer driving force and spirit of the […]

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 […]

Audio Adrenaline Flows

Audio Adrenaline Flows

The Go Show stopped by the Dayton Convention Center March 29 for an evening of music, fun and Christian charged energy. Real Life pre-opened with keyboards and sax accompanied by five back-up singers. The co-keyboarder’s hands and body moved over […]

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 […]

September Mourning Play Rock on the Range 2015

September Mourning Play Rock on the Range 2015

The story of LA’s musical art project September Mourning can be traced back to 2009, when September (Emily Lazar) was in New York and the origin of the storyline took form in a graphic fantasy concept. After putting together a […]

Sworn In Deals The Death Card

Sworn In Deals The Death Card

Chicago’s producers of mind warping metalcore/hardcore escapism to small, dark hideous places Sworn In  deliver their debut, The Death Card to an audience that can appreciate its rapid fire hammer to the brain subtleties and water torturous echoes of fading […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Parachute Band Offers Glorious Sounds

Parachute Band Offers Glorious Sounds

New Zealand based Parachute Band brings North America it’s fifth offering of Glorious sounds. The band takes a unique approach on traditional ballads adding some groove adapting to any given environment. Glorious reflects the groups South Pacific roots while embracing […]

Kiss Brings Freedom to Rock Tour to Dayton

Kiss Brings Freedom to Rock Tour to Dayton

Monday Aug. 22, Kiss brought their Freedom to Rock Tour to the Nutter Center in Dayton. The tour is a thank you to the U.S. Armed Forces by the band for their service and sacrifices. As Paul Stanley said “Freedom […]

Oregon Express Rocks out for Miami Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters

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 […]

Wailin’ Storms Sends the Shiver

Wailin’ Storms Sends the Shiver

The southern fried Wailin’ Storms of the century was originally molded from the heat of Corpus Christi, Texas then migrated to Durham, North Carolina. With a whisky poured mind altering mix of country punk. With nods and shots of swamp gas, […]

Laid In Stone: Echoes Left Behind

Laid In Stone: Echoes Left Behind

  Detroit’s Laid in Stone release their first feature full-length Echoes Left Behind via Dark Harvest Records. Since 2009 the group’s toured constantly, last year self-releasing the record with the intention of hitting the top of the American heavy metal […]

The Art of Phobia’s at Clash Dayton

The Art of Phobia’s at Clash Dayton

On Friday Nov. 4 the annual Phobia’s art exhibit was hosted by the Oregon Districts Clash Dayton showcasing artistic representations of clinically proven phobia’s ranging from fairly common to uniquely curios. Over 30 local artists put their work on display […]

Moshpits & Lighters III Sells Out McGuffys

Moshpits & Lighters III Sells Out McGuffys

December 17 McGuffy’s House of Rock cleared the seats and tables for a standing room only sell-out crowd of 500+ gathered to watch 8 bands play the one and only of its kind annual metal showcase spotlighting local talent and a […]

Belphegor Conjures the Dead in Ohio

Belphegor Conjures the Dead in Ohio

Austria’s death, black metal blood-stained blasphemers Belphegor played the Buckeye state Saturday Aug. 28. The foursome performed a blackened ceremony to a packed house at Oddbody’s, full of hot, sweaty, somewhat intoxicated followers and disciples. The show was part of […]

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 […]

Mindmaze plays the Courtyard

Mindmaze plays the Courtyard

Sunday August 14, four bands played the Courtyard Lounge in Englewood. Dayton’s Letters to the Blind, Cincinnati’s Warcurse, Iris Divine from VA, and MindMaze from Allentown, PA. Letters started it off with the black metal tinged beginning of “Suffocate.” Ringing […]

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 […]

King Parrot Will Bite Your Head Off

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 […]

Oddbody’s Celebrates Two Years with Smile Empty Soul

Oddbody’s Celebrates Two Years with Smile Empty Soul

Two years ago the building formally known for decades as McGuffy’s abruptly closed its doors leaving a large void in the Dayton music scene. Under its former name, the venue had been home to local bands bringing in national names […]

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 […]

Lottie Cassese Signing for the Future

Lottie Cassese Signing for the Future

  American Sign Language mentor Lottie Cassese has been a member of the Sinclair ASL lab since 2011. Born deaf, from a Deaf family, she worked at the Indiana School for the Deaf, in Indianapolis before moving to Dayton. She […]

Decapitated in Columbus

Decapitated in Columbus

Regardless of what any mental, symbolic connotation of a band’s name based on losing one’s head can conjure up it cannot compare to the pure, loud, unforgiving brutality they throttle out on stage like jackhammer turbines on speed. Saturday November […]

September Mourning’s Reaping Begins

September Mourning’s Reaping Begins

The prayers of the Children of Fate have been answered with the first chapter of the September Mourning saga. Our snow-white-locked human/reaper hybrid queen has unleashed the first collection of songs to the alpha of the story. Bound and bonded […]

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. […]

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 […]

Testament Bring Damnation to Cincinnati

Testament Bring Damnation to Cincinnati

(2008) Damn, my ears are still ringing from the pure raw chord shredding power of one Alex Skolnick. My neck still hurts from the massive head-banging commanded upon me by one of the true titans of metal Mr. Chuck Billy. […]

Kiss/Motley Crue Bring ‘The Tour’ to Cincinnati

Kiss/Motley Crue Bring ‘The Tour’ to Cincinnati

Friday August 31 two bands known for their legendary histories of indulgence and decadence brought what some have called this years Metal Hall of Fame tour to Riverbend for a night of blasting noise, theater, spectacle, bombast, showmanship and just […]

Four Star Revival Unleash The Underdog

Saturday February 11, the walls of the Marshall Road Church of God shook before the Sunday sermon was delivered. The power of metal filled the room and was welcomed by those assembled. Though some of the seated, dearly beloved wore […]

Oddbody’s Host Restock Weekend 2017

For the first time since its inception, this year’s Restock stretched to two days turning the weekend of January 27 and 28 into a musically competitive throw down for food, clothes and other necessities to help Dayton’s homeless and families […]

Best of 2016 Dayton Underground End of Year Bash

2016 was a great year for the Dayton music scene and Thursday December 29 at Oscars was the night it was celebrated. Music Connection Dayton  celebrated the Best of Dayton Underground as three bands boogied and blazed out funk n’ […]

3rd Annual Operation Giving Back Christmas at Old Crow Bar

KuttingEdge Promotions hosted their third annual Christmas benefit fundraiser at the Old Crow bar in Middle Saturday December 10. The Skull Dollz were there painting faces as eight bands from the area performed raising money and holiday cheer for four […]

Mick Montgomery: The Beginning/End of the Fireside Lounge and Wrightstock concerts ’70 and ’71

The following are parts four and five of a five-part interview with Dayton scene icon Mick Montgomery.   The student president in ’70 had some opposition. When the Fireside Lounge got popular the administration came down on him and told […]

Mick Montgomery: The Early Wright State Years and Haight/Ashbury

The following is a combination of the first three parts of an unfinished five-part interview originally posted on The Wright State Guardian.   Mick Montgomery, a Wright State graduate and former West Carrollton art teacher has been a presence in […]

The Art of Phobia’s at Clash Dayton

On Friday Nov. 4 the annual Phobia’s art exhibit was hosted by the Oregon Districts Clash Dayton showcasing artistic representations of clinically proven phobia’s ranging from fairly common to uniquely curios. Over 30 local artists put their work on display […]

Cavalera Conspiracy bring Bloody Roots to Dayton

Saturday October 8, Oddbody’s was a wall to wall, pit to pit, circular and otherwise sea of mass humanity. Dayton sold out the iconic venue for a night stacked with bands local to international. It was an all-night flux of […]

Death Koolaid bring more Poison on Vol. 2

The seven songs on the new release from Death Koolaid could be compared to the thought process of a straight jacketed inmate running into walls playing cranium bumper car. Death Koolaid’s music is loud, erratic, abrasive, screaming in your face […]

Vixen Revs Up Versailles

On Sunday Sept. 4, the BMI Speedway  in Versailles welcomed ‘80’s glam rockers Faster Pussycat and Vixen along with VH1 Classic ‘That Metal Show’s Don Jamieson. It was a night of adult comedy and music reliving the sunset decadence of […]

Belphegor Conjures the Dead in Ohio

Austria’s death, black metal blood-stained blasphemers Belphegor played the Buckeye state Saturday Aug. 28. The foursome performed a blackened ceremony to a packed house at Oddbody’s, full of hot, sweaty, somewhat intoxicated followers and disciples. The show was part of […]

Kiss Brings Freedom to Rock Tour to Dayton

Monday Aug. 22, Kiss brought their Freedom to Rock Tour to the Nutter Center in Dayton. The tour is a thank you to the U.S. Armed Forces by the band for their service and sacrifices. As Paul Stanley said “Freedom […]

Mick Montgomery-The West Coast Years

The following is a separate part of an interview series detailing Mick Montgomery’s time in the California scene of the mid-to-late ‘60s. Mick Montgomery is a well-known, respected musician, teacher, venue owner and promoter in the Dayton, Ohio scene. A […]

Mindmaze plays the Courtyard

Sunday August 14, four bands played the Courtyard Lounge in Englewood. Dayton’s Letters to the Blind, Cincinnati’s Warcurse, Iris Divine from VA, and MindMaze from Allentown, PA. Letters started it off with the black metal tinged beginning of “Suffocate.” Ringing […]

Scarleth’s Silver Lining

Two records into their career, Kyiv, Ukraine’s, Scarleth have written, sculpted and recorded music that speaks beyond a band releasing their sophomore effort. Through numerous member changes they’ve crafted a sound blending Euro symphonic influence with thrash and modern melodious […]