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, […]

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 […]

Powerfest III Pummels Madison Theater

Powerfest III Pummels Madison Theater

Saturday January 17th Shumatsucon presented the third annual Powerfest showcasing the best of the Cincinnati/Kentucky music scene with a band of merry men making the long voyage from Madison Wisconsin. The seven band bill showcased everything from acoustic scalley-wagged pirates […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Project Independent, HED PE Take Columbus Back 2 School

Project Independent, HED PE Take Columbus Back 2 School

Friday September 27 (hed) p.e. made their 19th and final stop on the Back 2 School tour making the Alrosa Villa  the show closer. It was only fitting saving the best for last as the Villa’s given Hed PE solid […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Incarnated Insist You Try Before Die

Incarnated Insist You Try Before Die

  From the cold dank waters and surroundings of Poland, Zombieland starts the loud, brain stomping disk with the sounds of the almost dead, breathing their last troubled breaths gasping for air as life support gives out and flat-line. Drums […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s a Full Scale High 5 Riot in Dayton!

It’s a Full Scale High 5 Riot in Dayton!

  High 5 Riot hit the scene earlier this year already loaded with experience, talent and a collective drive to succeed and name based on their previous local ventures. Singer/rhythm guitarist Ashley Stacy cut her teeth in Gathering Mercury. With […]

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 […]

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 […]

Razereater Unleash Vacuum of Nihil

Razereater Unleash Vacuum of Nihil

UK warp speed grinders Razereater have slammed out a five track EP, to be released and approached with caution on January 13th. Vacuum of Nihil’s, five short tracks pack the wallop of a nuclear bomb exploding in the backyard with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hideous Divinity: Cobra Verde

Hideous Divinity: Cobra Verde

  Somewhere between Italy and Norway in late 2006 Hour Of Penance’s Enrico Schettino started Hideous Divinty www.facebook.com/hideousdivinity/timeline  with the band immediately making an impression with their 2007 demo Sinful Star Necrolatry. They signed a three album deal with Unique […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Charm The Fury: A Shade of My Former Self

The Charm The Fury: A Shade of My Former Self

  Holland’s best kept secret The Charm The Fury release A Shade of My Former Self,  a record full of loud screaming metalcore sound, black metal noise and influences from The Dillinger Escape Plan to The Black Dahlia Murder. Lead […]

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 […]

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 […]

DRI Thrash Out McGuffys

DRI Thrash Out McGuffys

Friday February 22nd six bands threw down their best punk/hardcore /thrash performance bringing back the original spirit of the early 80’s rebellious alternative scene. Spikes, studs, leather, patches, tattooed faces and 12 inch Mohawks were the lay of the land tonight […]

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 […]

America’s Escape Hero Michael Griffin performs at SRS Rehearsal Stage

America’s Escape Hero Michael Griffin performs at SRS Rehearsal Stage

Thursday June 2 the SRS Rehearsal Stage room showcased an intimate performance featuring the comedic stylings of Dayton’s Jack Wilson and California born, Columbus based escape artist Michael Griffin. The audience filled the ground floor and balcony for the Gretchen […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brick & Mortar Release the Bangs!

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 […]

Oddbody’s Brings the Solstice to Dayton

Oddbody’s Brings the Solstice to Dayton

Saturday September 6th, could be seen as a night when the perpetually moving solstice of change and evolution in the Dayton scene was showcased on the Oddbody’s stage. The young, upcoming new blood opened followed by the established former instrumentalists […]

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 […]

Decibel Magazine Tour Decimates Columbus

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 […]

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  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beauty and the Beat

Beauty and the Beat

Few names in rock and metal illicit more opinion, praise and passion than Tarja Turunen. The three-octave soprano takes her stage encompassing voice to the romantic classical arena belting out classics from Bach, Strauss and Mozart, along with rock fueled […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

T.O.M.B’s Pennhurst/Xesse Issued By Crucial Blast

T.O.M.B’s Pennhurst/Xesse Issued By Crucial Blast

    T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy). Founded in 1996, heavily influenced/inspired by the ideology and themes of ‘black’ in black metal and being drawn to death, destruction and the occult, T.O.M.B’s music was started in cemeteries and doors from […]

Benjamin Gate Blasts Open at Gathering Grounds

Benjamin Gate Blasts Open at Gathering Grounds

Warning! Warning! The encircled gas mask logo forewarns listeners that prolonged exposure to the Gate will open eardrums and senses to loud, infectious tunes and hip hop’ish, jump up and down beats that might make you do the aforementioned, maybe […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Good Music Gives Peace of Mind

Good Music Gives Peace of Mind

When you pop in a CD by a band called Peace of Mind (Tooth & Nail Records) some may have predisposed thoughts of what they’ll hear. The old saying goes sometimes you can guess a band’s music by their name. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Dreads Invade Cincinnati

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 […]

Ninth Annual JDRF Benefit Weekend for Sonny at Club Panama

Ninth Annual JDRF Benefit Weekend for Sonny at Club Panama

October 3rd and 4th  Club Panama hosted the annual For Love of Sonny tribute fundraiser to help raise funds and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes treatment and research. This year’s local supporters included Simply Delicious, Schaeffers Amusements Co, Janeen  and Joel Naugle […]

Mouth of the Architect Play Path of Eight at Blind Bobs

Mouth of the Architect Play Path of Eight at Blind Bobs

Saturday May 14, Cincinnati and Dayton came together at the Oregon District, gathered for three loud bands intricate and diverse in style with heavy deliverance accompanied by talent that were diverse in difference but were welcomed and appreciated by the […]

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 […]

Malphas Bring Forth-The Conjuring

Malphas Bring Forth-The Conjuring

Even wonder what Immortal and Opeth on the same record would sound like? On February 24th in association with Dewar PR Philadelphia’s Malphas bring forth on their debut EP The Conjuring a cross breed, misanthropic blend of prog, black metal, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Haste the Day-Burning Bridges

Haste the Day-Burning Bridges

Once again Solid State brings us another band that sounds as soothing and gentle as an oncoming train on a high bridge with no escape. Indianapolis’s Haste the Day hit uncomfortably close with a pelting shot to the stomach with […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Midas Fall Reveals the Menagerie Inside

Midas Fall Reveals the Menagerie Inside

At times during the Menagerie Elizabeth Heaton’s voice could be as fragile as stained glass, as despaired and pain stricken as a grieving widow and as widely poetic as a vocal savant. Yet there is great storytelling in her depressed […]

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. […]

Vixen Revs Up Versailles

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 […]

Carcass, Testament, Slayer Sell Out Express Live

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consumption Of the Heart/The Collective Volume IV Play Englewood Cinema

Friday night September 28th local director Andrew Copp premiered the only Dayton theatrical showing of his new film Consumption Of The Heart. A 10 minute short that will be included in Jason Hoover’s upcoming collection of zombie themed films in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Telecast the Beauty of Simplicity

Telecast the Beauty of Simplicity

BBC recording artists Telecast bring us The Beauty of Simplicity. A collection of piano keyed acoustics forwarding through doses of classical sound and folk music. Josh White and Brian Ortize breathe Dylan’esque vocals on tracks providing peace of mind to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]