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Andrew Risch

Andrew Risch is more Metal than you. From Death Metal, to Thrash to Pirate Metal, there is no subgenre he doesn't enjoy.  He can be found at most shows giving the horns with one hand and nursing a beer in the other.

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Get Ready for Unknown Hinson

Time to stock up on the party liquor folks. Unknown Hinson is headed to the Southgate House Revival this Saturday, September 21st.

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Review: KISS

KISS brought “End of the Road Tour” to Riverbend for yet another farewell tour on Thursday night. Whether or not the “hottest band in the world” actually hang up the costumes and put away the grease paint after this tour is up for debate. What isn’t up for debate, however, is their ability to put on a high octane, pulse pounding, electrifying stage show.

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Review: Iron Maiden

Few bands can live up to the legacy that is Iron Maiden. They have influenced the likes of Metallica, Ghost and countless others, even local bands such as Solar Flare. And with good reason too. Iron Maiden has been an unstoppable force since forming in East London way back in 1975. For any band to stay relevant for that long and still pack arenas and each and every show is a truly amazing feat.

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Interview: Verment

Eric Payne, Verment’s bassist and vocalist took some time to talk about their influences, excitement to see old friends perform at the upcoming Cincinnati Metal Scene Reunion and the importance of supporting your local music scene.

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Interview: Nithing

Beer soaked raw and grimy Extreme Metal? I think I'm in love. Our Cincinnati Metal Scene Reunion continues with Zach Determan, the guitarist from Nithing.


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Interview: Solar Flare

We caught up with Cincy's outstanding Power Metal band, Solar Flare and spoke with front man Ethan Jackson for his thoughts on their next gig.

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Interview: Winterhymn

Next up in our band spotlight for the upcoming Cincy Metal Scene Reunion show is none other than the Mighty Pagan Warriors, Winterhymn. We were honored to briefly speak with guitarist and clean vocalist, Draug. 

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Interview: War Curse

Our next spotlight for The Cincinnati Metal Scene Reunion Show on August 17th at the Columbia Community Center is War Curse.

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Review: Playboy Manbaby, Okilly Dokilly, and Mac Sabbath

Here is a little pro tip for the kids sitting in the back. Always take the time to see the opening band. Sure it can be tough sometimes waiting for the main act to finally take the stage and some openers aren’t quite up to snuff, but every now and then you are going to witness something fresh, new and soon to be on your playlist.

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Interview: Casteless

In preparation for the big Cincinnati Metal Scene Reunion show that is taking place on Saturday August 17th at the Columbia Community Center, we have interviewed as many bands as we could leading up to the show. The first band we are spotlighting is Casteless.

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Review: The Aquabats

Alright folks, let’s do things a little bit different today shall we? Today we are going to base this review through the eyes of a parent. Yes. A parent bringing their young child to a rock concert. On a Wednesday night no less.

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Interview: The Aquabats

Andrew sat down with the one and only Bat Commander from The Aquabats!