Jesus Wept: From the Ashes of xDisciplex AD

Jesus Wept: From the Ashes of xDisciplex AD

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

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 […]

Colette Miller Giving the World Wings

Colette Miller Giving the World Wings

Colette Miller has been spreading her spirit and talent via the painting palate for many years. Creating her own work inspired by dreams, animals, life and other worthy causes she’s involved in. Since the early 90’s she’s painted animals on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Operation: Giving Back Christmas Gets Pink Velvet Krushed

Operation: Giving Back Christmas Gets Pink Velvet Krushed

On Saturday December 13th The Old Crow Bar in Middletown hosted a special benefit for two families of the Heavy Metal Church of Christ in need over the holiday season. All bands, contributors and supporters volunteered their time and talents […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tait-Lose This Life

Tait-Lose This Life

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

P.O.D.- Murdered Love

P.O.D.- Murdered Love

  Christian Rock heavy weights P.O.D. return this year with Murdered Love, the first new studio album in four years. Murdered Love releasing July 10 is rich reaching in the patented rock, hip hop, rap and bluesy sound that got […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shamrock Athletic Club Host Benefit for East End Community Services

Shamrock Athletic Club Host Benefit for East End Community Services

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

Nightwish Enchants Columbus with Imaginaerum tour

Nightwish Enchants Columbus with Imaginaerum tour

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

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 […]

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 […]

Mammoth City Messengers

Mammoth City Messengers

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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

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

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 […]

A.D.D. Metal to the Core

A.D.D. Metal to the Core

Ever wonder what Doro Pesch fronting Godsmack might have sounded like? What if Sully Erna had a similarly guttural throated sister? Chicago-based A.D.D. is starting 2015 with a bang, releasing their 2nd full-length album Core via Pavement Entertainment. So far they’ve […]

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 […]

Mushroomhead Bring 20 Years of Halloween Havoc to Dayton

Mushroomhead Bring 20 Years of Halloween Havoc to Dayton

What’s cooler than one of Ohio’s own, Cleveland’s masked men playing doomsday in December last year? Coming back the following October and playing Halloween night. Dayton was the third to last show on the 40 date fall tour with returning […]

Graves At Sea/Sourvein Bring the Doom May 13

Graves At Sea/Sourvein Bring the Doom May 13

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

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Officer Negative Presents: The Death Campaign Project

Officer Negative Presents: The Death Campaign Project

The Death Campaign was definitely a unique listen. The albums artwork gives the potential listener an idea of what they’d be getting into. What has been recorded is a shotgun blast intertwined cacophony of punk, black metal and at least […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Eyed Doll Plays across the Bridge in Newport, Cincinnati, Austin TX, Kentucky.

One Eyed Doll Plays across the Bridge in Newport, Cincinnati, Austin TX, Kentucky.

Authors note-(The opinions and marketing strategy of Red Beast are solely their own.)   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 […]

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 […]

Pet Slimmers of the Year

Pet Slimmers of the Year

  Tool meets Opeth with a few visits from Pink Floyd could describe the UK based trio Pet Slimmers of the Year. A rare breed, making instrumental music interesting with limited to no vocals. They transcend genres with multi-layered guitars, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Crowder Band Illuminates

David Crowder Band Illuminates

It’s a pretty cool thing when your album debuts at No. 1 on the Christian retail chart. Selling 13,935 units in the first week isn’t bad either. And getting heavy rotation on K-LOVE (the largest Christian music network) with critics […]

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 […]

Agony Scene

Agony Scene

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

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 […]

Hollywood Snared in a Scarlet Vice

Hollywood Snared in a Scarlet Vice

  In June 2011, Travis Morse responded to an ad posted by Chris Blaze, currently playing for Scarlet Vice. The two hit it off and immediately started writing songs together as that version of the band started fading away. After […]

A Sinister Approach to Found Footage Genre

A Sinister Approach to Found Footage Genre

  From the producer of Paranormal Activity and writer/director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister is being marketing as a horror film which it is but is much more than your run of the mill haunted house story. Its part […]

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. […]

Dwellers Release The Pagan Fruits Of Labor

Dwellers Release The Pagan Fruits Of Labor

  What would a jam session circa mid-late 60’s, early 70’s sound like if Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, The Doors, Soundgarden, Grand Funk Railroad and Alice In Chains were all jamming in the same room with Glenn Danzig, Layne Staley […]

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 […]

Opul Releases Three Song Levels EP

Opul Releases Three Song Levels EP

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Walking Dead Invade Sharonville at HorrorHound 2013.

The Walking Dead Invade Sharonville at HorrorHound 2013.

The first HorrorHound convention of 2013 will be remembered for many things, most being the cast of The Walking Dead….. and the 15,000 plus wall to wall sea of visitors that literary jammed the Sharonville Convention Center waiting for hours […]

Psychostick Brings Humorous Holiday Hate to McGuffys

Psychostick Brings Humorous Holiday Hate to McGuffys

Saturday November 24th humor core pioneers Psychostick brought their unique brand of side splitting heavy metal harmonious bedlam to the Dayton stage bringing their hits, misses and their version of some holiday tunes that to the uninitiated ear would probably sound […]

Amplified Awareness III at Alrosa Villa

Amplified Awareness III at Alrosa Villa

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

Among Thorns

Among Thorns

Among Thorns third offering Draw Near is a testament to soft musical melody taking us along the acoustic highways of tranquility skyward to the heavens above and open arms of God. Thirteen songs including Rescues, Reach Down and There Is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 too and take some responsibility/credit for them being there. Chicago’s Emperors and Elephants bring 2014 […]

Bocca Live Goes Country for Wounded Warrior Benefit

Bocca Live Goes Country for Wounded Warrior Benefit

Saturday October 11th was a chance to give back and show appreciation to all the brave men and women of the armed forces for all their hard work and sacrifices to ensure our safety and freedom. Event organizer Brian Gilliam’s […]

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 […]

John Taglieri Brings Southern Paradise

John Taglieri Brings Southern Paradise

John Taglieri has released 11 albums on his own terms, a DIY lifer so to speak.  Taglieri released his eleventh effort Southern Paradise mid last year. The six-song EP showcased brand new songs that are upbeat sing-a-longs reflecting his life […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

See Spot Rock

Everyone knows he run’s, fetches and plays dead but as of February 28 the dog showed some new tricks. The five outfits making up the See Spot Rock tour hit the stage to a packed house at The Avenue of […]

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 […]

The Cynical Limit

The Cynical Limit

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

Skillet At The Avenue

Skillet At The Avenue

The final show of the 2002-2003 season at the Avenue was a bombastic night of loud intensity, basically everything audience members have come to expect from the auditory noise room. Spot wasn’t there this time but the energy level from […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New Full Moon Rises in Dayton

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

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 […]

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, […]

Dreadlords Unleash the Death Angel

Dreadlords Unleash the Death Angel

  Dreadlords containing members of Panther Modern and T.O.M.B., hailing from the general Philadelphia PA area, take the serpent off the bible, tossing it into the holy water starting the sermon with a background southern sizzle. The blues were meant […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Santa Cruz Plays Sunday’s Rock on the Range

The young and hungry hellraisers from Helsinki came early Sunday morning to open the Jager stage and wake up the eardrums of the wide-eyed and groggily assembled. Whether you were on hangover number two or still on hangover one from […]

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 […]

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

Image by Logan R. Frere

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Eyed Doll Plays across the Bridge in Newport, Cincinnati, Austin TX, Kentucky.

Authors note-(The opinions and marketing strategy of Red Beast are solely their own.)   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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cloud Maze Says Maybe U Should Decide

Ever wonder what a happy, poppy-electro rock version of Pretty Hate Machine would sound like? In its short existence, Moscow’s Cloud Maze’s debut album Maybe, U Decide has already caused a stir in the Russian scene. Through constant touring with […]

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 […]

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 […]