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Ice Age – Reformed to Thrash Again

  Gothenburg, Sweden’s all female thrash group Ice Age started in 1985. They’ve sold thousands of demos, toured Europe with major festival appearances and their fan base and profile was growing without major label or indie support. Almost three decades after their split they’ve returned with debut release Breaking The Ice, available through GMR Music. The Ice Age began in 1985 when voca...[Read More]

Dustin Behm-The Beyond

  Dustin Behm has translated an unlimited amount of musical ideas through fingers to guitar with new release The Beyond. There’s no telling where his fretboard thoughts and fantasies will go, note to note, riff to riff, but he’s recorded 13 songs with insanely complex sound tapestries built to show what he’s capable of on the neck. With solos and note clusters that sound perfectly laser cut w...[Read More]

Leaves’ Eyes – Sign of the Dragonhead

Leaves‘ Eyes are the loud, proud, symphonic, growling scribes of Nordic history and the tellers of ancient sagas. Whether swinging swords on the shore, pillaging a village or playing in the forest they bring the middle ages to modern life, seamlessly intertwining music and narrative. They’ve sung about mermaids, the Vinland’s, strong and passionate women, and the first king of Norway as they’ve mo...[Read More]

Leaves’ Eyes Set Sail on the Dragonhead

For seven records the members of Nordic symphonic historians Leaves’ Eyes have captured the Viking war cry and spirit in lyric, song, video, and on stage recreation. They’ve consulted the ancient saga’s, perfecting their production for pin point presentation, playing hypnotic symphonic folk metal with history to study and riffs to head bang to. What started in 2003 has continued to 2018 with a new...[Read More]

Prometheus Reigns in Fairfield

(Due to severe weather conditions, original headliners Raven Black were unable to perform)   Friday December 15 DF Productions and Events  at The Venue Event Center in Fairfield hosted three bands that played on, despite Mother Nature tampering with the lineup. Dayton’s Secret Circle Society presented a smooth, calming middle ground, sandwiched between aggressive metal and black and death met...[Read More]

Black Mare – Death Magick Mother

Imagine the scene in The Shawshank Redemption when Andy plays the record over the PA system as the ladies sing about something so beautiful it couldn’t be put in words. Sera Timms has put words to the music though it’s almost a distant background accompaniment. Like a distant alluring voice in the mist or a hypnotic, subliminal call in a dream. Black Mare is Los Angeles based Timms’ solo endeavor ...[Read More]

Belphegor Raises Hell in Columbus

The Alrosa Villa stage was hung with hell’s fury Friday, November 10 as The North American Totenritual came to Columbus via Columbus Events Group. The Death Black Metal Crusade continued its tear across the nation, headlined by Austria’s macabre masters Belphegor. Playing a sordid selection of older blasphemies, a handful from Totenritual, and a few ritualistic classics. Their show was half-horror...[Read More]

HorrorHound Slays the Holidays Red

‘Tis the season… to be jolly, thankful and wield sharp objects that glisten red in the snow. A time to be with loved ones,  sharing a similar passion for killer cinema.  During the first weekend of November, HorrorHound went a slashing in Columbus finishing 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  A weekend celebrating the family non-friendly holiday classics we’ve come to love and adore like an uns...[Read More]

Columbus Screams for The Iron Maidens

Saturday September 16, the Alrosa Villa was packed with people paying tribute to the four bands playing tribute to four metal forefathers. Both levels of the venue were stacked with metalheads ready to hear their favorite Judas Priest, Metallica, Dio and Iron Maiden songs. Defenders of the Faith opened the evening paying homage to the Metal God and Priest with classic Halford era tunes, though the...[Read More]

Ohio Renaissance Festival Goes Back in Time

On September 9 and 10 the Time Travelers Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival brought all manner of character, creature from Stormtrooper to gate-keeper to thy majesty’s medieval kingdom. Villagers walked, gazed and marveled at those in costume. Travelers from near and far away kingdoms, worlds and galaxies made the pilgrimage to the holy grounds of outdoor annual cosplay. Costumes ranged from...[Read More]

Nervecell – Past, Present …Torture

Nervecell answers the territorial question of what would happen if Dubai invaded ancient Egypt with musically-heavy atrocities. Breathing life and voice into their own god’s with thrashing loud, heavy, technical guitars, blistering drums and a voice from the abyss itself with bludgeoning death metal bowing to Nile, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Behemoth and Origin in the Middle East. Formed in 2000, thei...[Read More]

The Show Must Go On: I Died Trying Returns

Saturday, July 8, I Died Trying returned after a four year hiatus with a one man show performed by multi-instrumentalist Tony Goff who played two 45-minute sets at the Actors Theatre in Fairborn. It was a rare sit down affair but the experience everyone shared that night was one for the ages. The performance in scope and delivery went far beyond a rock show as Goff sweated out multiple built up em...[Read More]

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