CONCERT REVIEW: Midnight 20th Anniversary Show with Nunslaugter and Destructor Live at The Beachland Ballroom


When I heard that Cleveland-based sleaze merchants Midnight were having a 20th-anniversary hometown Halloween show, I knew I had to get my ass there. I live in the Cincinnati area so it was just a quick 4-hour drive and a great excuse to stop by Grandpa’s Cheese Barn along the way.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy


It’s a bit too early to be making any proclamations of the sort, but I think Midnight may have just released the most metal album of 2020. And yes, there will likely be scores of other heavy releases this year that will overshadow Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade) in the blast beat, low tuning, or cookie monster vocal department. What I’m talking about is the mood, or more like the mean streak that multi-instrumentalist Athenar conjures up.Continue reading


Night Demon Shares Live Performance Video, Live Album Due Out This Summer


Night Demon will release their first-ever live album and DVD this August 10th, dubbed Live Darkness via SPV/Steamhammer in Europe, and Century Media Records and Shadow Kingdom Records in the USA. The recording is a document of the bands’ incendiary show from December 2, 2017 at Cleveland, Ohio’s Beachland Ballroom. Night Demon played a career-spanning setlist, plus a rendition of Midnight’s ‘Evil Like a Knife, featuring a guest appearance from Athenar himself. Watch it now!Continue reading