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 Leader Records after the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway. In late July 2011 they recorded […]

HORRORAMA 2014 Re-Haunts Englewood Cinema October 24th

More legal than a fake purge and less appetizing than zombies on AMC it’s that time of year for the 18th Annual Horrorama Movie Festival. Making more returns then Jason, Freddy and Michael the ‘Horror’ return’s to the Englewood Cinemas at 320 W. National Road, Englewood, Ohio by Kmart on Friday Oct. 24th. Doors open […]

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 for bringing the sweet stuff, Rudy’s Smokehouse and BBQ  www.facebook.com/pages/Rudys-Smokehouse/198828463474328   Keg & Cork  and […]

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 put together a two band tribute evening with raffles, prizes and cool autographed baseballs from […]

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 the darkest, most hidden corners of a darkened land. These are the sounds created by […]

Torch Runner Releases Endless Nothing

  Greensboro noise-grinders Torch Runner have unleashed their new LP Endless Nothing via Southern Lord. Clocking in at about 22 minutes because a minute more or less might cause cranial damage or disappointment to the educated ear; the disk is an unrelenting perpetual fist smash salute to the chaos of early punk and sounds a […]

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 with a new voice and the scene veterans played direct support to the national headliners. […]

My LA Manson Experience

The beginning of my interest: Several years ago my friend Andy had the original Manson family documentary. I borrowed it, watched it and thought it was interesting and pretty cool but at the time remembered I hadn’t thought much about it. A few years later I was at Second Time around, a used movie, game […]

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 few years and ‘many’ attempts to find the right chemistry, Travis and Chris discovered […]

Hollow, Damaged Soul Play Oddbody’s

  Hollow, Dayton’s tribute to dual era Alice in Chains and Damaged Soul a tribute to the music of Black Sabbath and Ozzy played the newly reopened House of Rock now known as Oddbody’s on Saturday August 23rd. The place slowly filled with local fans and musicians showing up supporting the new venue and showing […]

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 all kinds, Stryper was a band that bravely and faithfully went against the norm. Heavy […]

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 a trio of acts that ranged from the creatively deranged, the industrial macabre and the […]

LA Guns Still Cocked and Loaded at the Whisky

  Of the many, countless 80’s era bands LA Guns were one of the few big names that not only carried the city’s initials but had several big hits, toured the planet and even when grunge came to change the world, kept the Sunset Strip flame burning from the late nineties to present day. With […]

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. They’ve never been shy about pushing the envelope, before setting it on fire. They’ve sold […]

The Big Four of Dayton Release Quadruple CD’s at Courtyard Lounge

  It wasn’t a stadium or in Sofia, Bulgaria but any of the five bands that played Saturday July 5th could be considered in Dayton’s big thrash four debate. The crowd turned out in droves, jamming the cramped but cozy ‘by metal standards’ space of the Courtyard Lounge into a shroud of die hard, shoulder […]