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HorrorHound Bring Scares and Screams to Sharonville

The weekend of March 17-19, the Sharonville Convention Center, in Sharonville, Ohio hosted the area’s first weekend horror gathering of 2017. Mother nature was in a mood Friday afternoon as the horde of bleeding beauty’s, monsters, cosplay characters, creatures and fans waited for the doors to open for the bi-annual

Celeb Car Crash -People Are the Best Show

Celeb Car Crash

Written by Mike Ritchie, November 16, 2016, at 4:05 p.m. Celeb Car Crash have put together 12 songs incorporating and encapsulating influences ranging from heavy grunge reaching back to ‘70s prog, showing respect to Buck Cherry, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Smile Empty Soul along the way. People Are the Best Show

Unlit Face’s Everlasting Transformation

Unlit Face

Written by Mike Ritchie, August 7, 2016, at 1:49 a.m. Gothenburg’s Unlit Face brings multiple elements of prog, folk, death metal, grindcore and acoustic together delivering a multi-decade historical experience per song. Starting with gritty growls and ending with the fluent tranquility of folk with clean vocals. The sounds of the

Lacuna Coil’s Delirium

Lacuna Coil's Delirium

Lacuna Coil's Delirium Written by Mike Ritchie, June 5, 2016, at 1:31 p.m. Milan’s Lacuna Coil has brought forth a new record, self-described as pure insanity. Lacuna Coil's Delirium is explained as a record telling the stories of captured, entombed spirits and soul’s asylum bound, trapped in real life unhealthy, dangerous relationships

Halestorm bring women of rock to Cincinnati

Written by Mike Ritchie, May 2, 2016, at 6:53 p.m. Friday, April 29, the Taft Theatre was packed and treated to a night of powerful women behind the mic. The show featured three female fronted bands, showcased by two vocalists blazing the strings with adrenaline and attitude, and the opener delivering

Interview with Sierra guitarist Jason Taylor

Sierra guitarist Jason Taylor and crew

Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario. Mike Ritchie, April 24th, 2016  Prog experimenters Sierra have put together a unique musical project in 72. A one song opus, telling a story in chapter style and like any good song or book, you don’t want it to end. Recording a story about a young man, accused

Sacrilegium return 20 years later with Anima Lucifera


Sacrilegium returns 20 years later with Anima Lucifera, By Mike Ritchie, 3/23/2016 at 10:15 p.m. If Iron Maiden fronted by Abbath or Venom’s Cronos backed by speed demon strength blast beats sounds like a harmonizing combo, you might like Anima Lucifera, the second and long awaited release from Poland’s Sacrilegium. The album,

Sierra Tells One Song True Crime Story with 72 EP


Written by: Mike Ritchie March 9, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Follow us on Twitter: @Slickster_Mag Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario progsters, Sierra have recorded a unique multi-artistic piece, playing music in chapter form inspired by a real life, true crime story dating back to the early 70s. The 72 EP was inspired by the tale of a

Megadeth’s New World Dystopia

MEGADETH Unleash New Studio Album 'Dystopia' Available January 22, 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)

Megadeth’s New World Dystopia Written by Mike Ritchie 1/18/2016, 09:22a Tweet to: @Slickster_Mag   Megadeth has been known for their band issues and drug intake as much as their killer riffs, political venom and the wizard, machine-gun precession of centerpiece Dave Mustaine. After the sudden departure of Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover in 2014, the