First Heavy Metal Church of Christ Paints The Letter Black

First Heavy Metal Church of Christ Paints The Letter Black

On Friday December 4th, The First Heavy Metal Church of Christ  brought their first major metal show to the stage at Grafton Kennedy Elementary School. The first of many to come they hope. The uprising group that hold services in […]

Ben Draiman The Past Is Not Far Behind

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. […]

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 […]

Slipknot Headlines First Day of Sold Out Rock on the Range Weekend 2015

Slipknot Headlines First Day of Sold Out Rock on the Range Weekend 2015

Rock on the Range 2015 , the biggest event of the weekend in Columbus, was another sold out success in tickets, attendance, paid parking and festival priced water/beer/Gatorade sold under the hot sun, stormy clouds and whatever copious amounts of […]

From Ashes To New Rise on Day One

From Ashes To New Rise on Day One

From Ashes to New arose from the blue collar work ethic of Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a new hybrid sound and delivery conjoining rock and rap, laced with infectious energy and melodious hooks. There have been many stories of bands using […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scream Arena Hits The Spotlight

Scream Arena Hits The Spotlight

    With a basic, honest garage sound approach to the spotlight lit arena stage York England’s Scream Arena showcase a sound heralded in the 80’s bringing both the nostalgic decadence and a few new ingredients to the tried and […]

Alrosa Villa Amplifies Awareness for Autism/TS with Jasmine Cain.

Alrosa Villa Amplifies Awareness for Autism/TS with Jasmine Cain.

Writer’s note: my personal thanks and gratitude to the Cautela’s and the Make It Fit Foundation for tonight’s event as I was diagnosed with TS in grade school. Saturday February 9th the Alrosa Villa in cooperation with the Make It […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

One-Releases Debut Worlds Collide on Pavement Entertainment

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 […]

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 […]

Geoff Tate Brings Mindcrime to Columbus

Geoff Tate Brings Mindcrime to Columbus

Wednesday June 19 the original voice of Queensryche, Geoff Tate brought the 25th Anniversary of the epic 1988 concept record Operation Mindcrime tour to Newport Music Hall for a night of Queensryche classics and the Operation Mindcrime experience start to finish. For his version of the Ryche, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bobaflex Rocks Oddbody’s

Bobaflex Rocks Oddbody’s

They avoided or skipped the chaos of Black Friday in Dayton this year but West Virginia’s hardest working band Bobaflex brought the diesel fumed rock as only they could as the black leathered bad men hit the Dayton stage once […]

Legends Of Thrash Wreck Columbus

Legends Of Thrash Wreck Columbus

Tuesday November 5th, The Legends Of Thrash Tour presented by Columbus Events Group swept through Columbus stopping at the Alrosa Villa like a loud sonic whirlwind as bodies crashed and collided into each other in the pit like a human […]

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 […]

Elite Adventures go Anywhere for a Scare Year Round

Elite Adventures go Anywhere for a Scare Year Round

Elite Adventure Tours are the foremost private luxury tour company in Southern California offering the best in family, group and individual luxury VIP tour experiences. No cramped buses, vans or fast paced tours cramming in the sights with barely a […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We Are The Damned

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 […]

Courtyard Brings in the Loud New Year

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 […]

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 […]

Element A440, The Industrial Bitch, Ginger V Get Sinister

Element A440, The Industrial Bitch, Ginger V Get Sinister

Saturday July 26th-In a quiet, secluded patio-like room illuminated by a fountain of melted candle wax and a tent like ceiling extending into the dark carnival air of Hollywood loomed the curtained circular stage of Bar Sinister. Tonight’s show featured […]

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, […]

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, […]

Club Panama Rocks for 7th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Benefit

Club Panama Rocks for 7th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Benefit

  For seven years Club Panama www.facebook.com/pages/Club-Panama/258629670925874  owner Susie Maynard www.facebook.com/susie.maynard.7  has held the For Love of Sonny Rock 4 A Cure against juvenile diabetes fundraiser to raise awareness, educate and honor her son who passed away in 2004 from […]

The DMF Celebrates a Very Metal Birthday at Hanks

The DMF Celebrates a Very Metal Birthday at Hanks

Saturday December 19th the Dayton Metal Family celebrated a milestone of one of their own. Tammy Hampton proved good, loud, heavy music keeps us young and eternal in heart and spirit as the packed crowd at Hanks Pub celebrated her […]

Lyken 21’s Taboos of Tyranny

Lyken 21’s Taboos of Tyranny

    New Jersey’s Lyken 21 continue to change, evolve and warp their music transforming the sounds of Dream Theater and Judas Priest with a subtle lipstick kiss of 80’s glam and a touch of Euro metal flavor. They sound […]

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 […]

Straight Line Stitch’s Transparency

Straight Line Stitch’s Transparency

Sticking to your guns is an admirable trait in the music business. With a never ending, winding highway of trends going around at autobahn speed, it’s so easy to jump on the ‘current thing’ and make a buck. For longevities […]

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. […]

Red Moth Records Swarm of Talent Infest Oregon District

Red Moth Records Swarm of Talent Infest Oregon District

  Friday September 20 Red Moth Records took over Blind Bob’s for an evening of nightmarish stylistic mental flossed loud metal. Some heavily metaled influenced hard rock and some unique 70’s rock throwback instrumentals. Red Moth mates I Died Trying, […]

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 […]

Salems Lott Unleash Debut EP

Salems Lott Unleash Debut EP

From the decadence of the sunset strip to the land of the rising sun Salems Lott could be described as what would emerge if an earthquake swallowed Motley Crue, Hanoi Rocks, Kiss, Wasp, Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness and X Japan. The […]

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 […]

Murder F.M. Wishes You Happily Never After

Murder F.M. Wishes You Happily Never After

  Murder F.M. take great pride and delight in taking your favorite childhood stories, turning them into loud, ruckus anthems and hymns of emotional loss, mental decay and the thrills of the carnival carnivore eating your innocence away. Born in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Automaton’s Bold New Horizon

Automaton’s Bold New Horizon

Automaton is a mix of steampunk, power metal and old school Iron Maiden from Covington, KY via parts unknown. They are a group of men who definitely dress the part playing double duty as musicians and fictional fantasy characters. A […]

Unbreakable Hatred Offers the Ruins

Unbreakable Hatred Offers the Ruins

What if Max Cavalera fronted a post-apocalyptic Deicide? From start to finish Ruins, is an unstoppable, unbreakable panic attack on the ear that might answer that question. Torture chamber drums beating down harder and faster than your average hate wielding […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anette Olzon Shines Once Again

Anette Olzon Shines Once Again

  The voice of Dark Passion Play/Imaginaerum era Nightwish has returned with her first solo album on Armoury Records in conjunction with Ear Music, Shine. Those who fell in love with the pop, bubble gum perfect, soothing caress of Anette […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scale the Summit at the Spitfire Lounge

It’s been said that music is the universal language, transcending the spoken word and communication not just on an audible level but conveying emotion, unspoken thoughts, messages and conjuring images and pictures without a single utterance. Saturday night September 15th  […]

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 […]

Zeently Productions Presents Mike Nye Benefit Show

Zeently Productions Presents Mike Nye Benefit Show

On Saturday April 27, Zeently Productions presented the benefit show for local musician Mike Nye. Five bands came out to support the cause and play some seriously heavy sh- with Architects of Doom, Forces of Nature, King Stench, Spike Opera […]

Citizen’s Brigade Pull Out 13 Shiny Guns

Citizen’s Brigade Pull Out 13 Shiny Guns

  Columbus’s hard rock, heavy blues playing five-some Citizens Brigade  have unleashed their debut album 13 Shiny Guns. The disc un-holsters 13 shiny new tracks filled with the working man’s ethic: hard earned, hard played blues and influences ranging from Black Sabbath […]

Moshpits & Lighters IV Return to McGuffy’s

Moshpits & Lighters IV Return to McGuffy’s

Saturday December 21, Daniel DeDoncker’s musical masterminded showcase of rock and metal returned to the scene of last year’s event to celebrate another year of great local, regional and out of state music. M&L alumni Amongst Villains, Avenue Sky and […]

Curse of Cassandra at Blind Bobs

Curse of Cassandra at Blind Bobs

Saturday June 25 Dayton’s electro-pop cult duo Curse of Cassandra played their last local show at Blind Bob’s heading out to tour the country and eventually go overseas. They will return to Ohio for a Cincinnati gig but otherwise will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mushroomhead Play Doomsday In Dayton

Mushroomhead Play Doomsday In Dayton

Well, if you’re reading this the ancient Mayans were wrong and life as we know it has continued into 2013. It was reported that a new calendar was discovered in a Mayan Temple in the rain forests at Xultun in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wooden Stake Stabs to Kill with New Feast

Wooden Stake Stabs to Kill with New Feast

Wooden Stake rise from their dusty cultic resting place of death and doom armed with their second full-length torch lit, midnight offering from Razorback Records, A Feast Of Virgin Souls. Ten dark opuses of growling, singing and chanting bloodlust that […]

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 […]

The Architects of Ohio Metal at Blind Bob’s

The Architects of Ohio Metal at Blind Bob’s

Saturday May 26th, four Ohio bred metal bands came to Blind Bob’s to make noise, scream, yell and thrown down in a small deadly space, where the moshers really danced and the pit was much more friendly than the ones […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Cry from the Congo

A cry from the Congo rings through the air, who will hear it. Thassende Lulonga, president of Vision for African nationals, hopes the churches and people of America will respond to the plea from the Congolese held captive in refugee […]

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 […]

Alrosa Villa Celebrates 38 Years with the Voice of Queensryche

Alrosa Villa Celebrates 38 Years with the Voice of Queensryche

Since August 1974 Alrosa Villa has been a Columbus tour stop mecca for the world of music to come to entertain, perform and generally kick ass. The Villa’s been a staple of the northern Ohio music scene for almost four […]

Cleveland Z.E.R.O.S. Take a Bite for Charity

Cleveland Z.E.R.O.S. Take a Bite for Charity

Originating from the vast battered wastelands of northern Ohio, The Z.E.R.O.S. are a highly skilled, multi-faceted group of zombie eradicators. The Zombie Eradication & Rescue Operations Squad were forced together though vast catastrophic events, and bonded by a bloody and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dreads Invade Cincinnati

Sunday August 7, In This Moment, Korn, and Rob Zombie played a packed Riverbend Music Center bringing the Return of the Dreads Tour to Cincinnati. The summer trek stretched through over 20 dates with Maria Brink and Co. opening with […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Banned from Hell- Fall of Humanity

Banned From Hell  is an Italian metal band hailing from Florence. Their style is basked in the multi-instrument, genre exploring realms of experimentation, black metal, Nordic styles and what Shadows Fall, Amon Amarth and Lamb of God might sound like […]

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 […]

Cleveland Z.E.R.O.S. Take a Bite for Charity

Originating from the vast battered wastelands of northern Ohio, The Z.E.R.O.S. are a highly skilled, multi-faceted group of zombie eradicators. The Zombie Eradication & Rescue Operations Squad were forced together though vast catastrophic events, and bonded by a bloody and […]

Oddbodys Hosts Aria Marie Foundation Show

Saturday July 9, four of Dayton’s finest graced the Oddbodys stage supporting the Aria Marie Foundation. The AMF is a foundation founded by the Spradling family which aids in the care and compensation of children during the holidays who have […]

Fight the Parasites Tour Kicks off at Thompson House

Friday July 8, six bands played the parlor stage at the Thompson House in Newport, KY. The intimate but cozy setting was the opening night kickoff for fighting the parasites. The tour included headliners In Dying Arms, Sea of Treachery […]

Curse of Cassandra at Blind Bobs

Saturday June 25 Dayton’s electro-pop cult duo Curse of Cassandra played their last local show at Blind Bob’s heading out to tour the country and eventually go overseas. They will return to Ohio for a Cincinnati gig but otherwise will […]

Middletown Filmed Funhouse Massacre Released on DVD

  Six of the world’s scariest psychopaths escape from a local asylum unleashing a bloodbath on unsuspecting scare seekers at a Halloween Funhouse with rooms and mazes inspired by their notorious killing sprees. That’s the plot of LA-based Petri Entertainment’s […]

Ruckzuck Return to Yellow Springs

From Long Island, New York, Ruckzuck the psychedelic, three piece krautrock curators of time warp atmospheres returned to Yellow Springs and The Spirited Goat, a town they may someday call home. While producing sounds and musical landscapes emulating influences and […]