Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Cincinnati, OH – A short walking distance from the University of Cincinnati, Bogarts has been a staple of live music and entertainment since 1980. On August 10, the venue hosted an evening of deathcore metal bands, beginning with Deadculture, a local Cincinnati/Dayton band. Formed in July 2017,
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Cincinnati, OH – It’s the end of an era. Slayer, the thrash metal band that captivated loyal fans through nearly four decades of rising riffs, raging lyrics and heart-pounding concerts, are making their way through their Final World Tour, along with an incredible supporting lineup: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament.
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall rocked out to four amazing bands on May 29th as the Sevendust “All I See Is War” Tour made its next-to-last tour stop in Lexington to a very enthusiastic crowd. Straight out of the gate, Madame Mayhem brought high octane energy to the
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Cincinnati, OH – It was early in Ghost’s 2018 Rats! On The Road Tour, which started on May 5, and the Taft Theatre was quickly sold-out to experience the theatrics of this Swedish heavy/doom metal band. The concert was a two-act show with a 15-minute intermission,
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Cincinnati, OH – On April 24, 2018, Bogarts hosted an evening of death metal bands headlined by Morbid Angel, with enough head-banging energy to satisfy the staunchest metal enthusiast. Not your ordinary Tuesday night fare. Five bands performed on this stop of Morbid Angel’s Kingdoms Disdained Tour,
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Covington, KY – Across the Ohio river from Cincinnati OH sits sleepy, charming Covington KY. Nestled among the streets lined with Art Deco-trimmed businesses is the Madison Theater, a former movie theater-turned concert venue that on March 26, 2018 played host to Finnish symphonic metal
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Lexington, KY – Outside Manchester Music Hall, the queue of concert-goers stretched double-wide for more than a block, and the doors had already been open for 30 minutes. Faithful fans were eager to see Motionless In White and openers Ice Nine Kills, Like Moths to Flames and Every Time I Die.
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Columbus, OH – Swedish heavy metal band Avatar kicked off its Avatar Country World Tour 2018 at Express Live in Columbus, Ohio on January 6, 2018 to a rowdy and enthused crowd. The band is promoting its recent release, Avatar Country. An Avatar concert is a feast for the senses that
Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life hosted a multitude of heavy metal and rock bands over the September 30 / October 1 weekend. Nearly 40 bands rocked three stages at Champions Park in Louisville KY under sunny skies and cool, crisp autumn evenings…an absolutely perfect