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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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Metal & Punk Return to Southgate House Revival

Transplant Productions is bringing the Metal back to the Southgate House on Saturday July 11th. In order to maintain safe social distancing, only 50 tickets will be sold so you need to act fast. This show will sell out.

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Album Review: Solar Flare

We may have to wait a little longer until we can enjoy live music again, but luckily Solar Flare are here with their debut release that will no doubt fill that empty void. In a time where we find it a little darker than we would like or a little harder to smile, Solar Flare's hard rocking Power Metal style gives us the strength to go on fighting.

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Five Fantastic Metal Documentaries to Keep You on the Couch

It's a tough time for Metal fans as we find ourselves stuck at home with no live shows to look forward to any time soon. I'm guessing a mosh pit is probably not the best place to be in these crazy times. Fortunately, there have been plenty of music documentaries over the years on the subject of hard rock and Metal. So as you're gonna be stuck home for a while, we have compiled a list of 5 great Metal documentaries to keep you rocking.

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Spring Grove Premier New Track, "Chameleon"

Lately, it feels like we are living out an episode of The Twilight Zone and good news, especially when it comes to anything music related is hard to come by. Fortunately, Cincinnati has its fair share of talented artists taking advantage of some of this unwanted down time.
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What Does Valentine’s Day Mean For You? A Playlist by CincyMusic

Valentine’s Day has a different meaning for everyone. If you are in a relationship, you want to appreciate the one you are with. If you are out of one, perhaps you cherish being alone or reflect on time with past loves. It’s also a great day to show your love to your kids or the animals in your life!

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Review: Steel Panther

You have to hand it to Steel Panther. For a band that most people see as a parody band, they have no problem packing in the crowd at Bogart’s on a Wednesday night. Their throwback style and sound of the 80’s sleazy glam rock attracts not only fans of Heavy Metal but people looking to have a good night away from the everyday mundane stress of a typical work week, Fans came out with their wives and girlfriends and dressed in their finest spandex and acid washed denim.

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Review: The Hu

The HU have taken the world by storm with their video for the song, “Yuve Yuve Yu,” which quickly became a YouTube sensation with over 25 million views. With their traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat singing, mixed with Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, The HU are one of those fresh and exciting acts that come along once every few years. 

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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.