Author Archives: Mike Ritchie

Music Review: Dawn of Ashes- “Daemonolatry Gnosis”

Everything that Hollywood produces doesn’t always shimmer like gold or sound angelic. Sometimes some of the most brilliant and creative music comes from the gutters, dark tunnels and blackened crevices of the mind. Vocalist Kristof Bathory has spent seven albums … Continue reading

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Music Review: Davey Suicide- “Made From Fire”

The five guys from Unholywood Killafornia that make Davey Suicide work have gone through their share of challenges. Countless tours, face value judgements on appearance and moniker, and a year-and-a-half litigation with their former label that brought band progress to … Continue reading

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Live Review: September Mourning Collect Souls In Newport

On Wednesday Nov 16 the Southgate House played host to the musical comic book, come to life of September Mourning as the Fall Soul Collection Tour came to Newport, Kentucky. Vocalist September and her fellow reapers Riven, Wraith and Stitch … Continue reading

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Review: Valora Finish Electric Angels Tour in Harrison Ohio

The last night of the Electric Angels tour was held Sunday Nov. 20 at The Blue Note in Harrison, Ohio. Four local acts from Cincinnati and Dayton supported touring nationals Nashville’s The Nearly Deads and L.A.’s Valora gracing the stage … Continue reading

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CD Review: September Mourning Vol II

A beautiful angelic creation of fantasy and reality interwoven with graphic novelization and loud live music with in person interpretation and narrative. September Mourning is a hybrid Broadway blend of band and book, each part complimenting the other. If September … Continue reading

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The Dead Daisies to Play First Headlining Show at The Whisky September 15

This review of The Dead Daisies’ Dayton, Ohio gig, supporting Kiss on the Freedom to Rock tour, provides a sneak peek of what to expect at their upcoming LA show at The Whisky A Go-Go. The legendary venue will host … Continue reading

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“Mötley Crüe: The End” Premieres in Theaters

In early 2014, Mötley Crüe announced they would embark on a two year final tour saying goodbye to the fans, celebrating their history, and going out on top with all four original members. The band played over 70 arenas in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Dawn of Ashes Return with Theophany

For all intents and purposes LA’s extreme metal outfit Dawn of Ashes was gone, dead and buried in 2013 with singer Kristof Bathory moving on to new territory with the unfortunately short lived but brilliant Urilia. Dawn of Ashes has … Continue reading

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Days of the Dead Los Angeles Celebrates Women of Horror

Award winning Canadian director Patricia Chica’s short “A Tricky Treat” will be shown Saturday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Burbank Hotel as part of the Days of the Dead Weekend Los Angeles. The “horror-comedy with a … Continue reading

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LA’s Cetacean Rewrite the Rules on Breach Submerge

How do you begin a three song, 30 minute EP full of yells, growls and loud sounding strings weaving guitar notes and patterns like multi-level geometric spider webs and start with music you’d expect to hear in the elevator? Get … Continue reading

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