Cincinnati Metal event promoters Transplant Productions are turning Northside Metal this pre-Halloween weekend with a three-day, three-venue music festival featuring over a dozen local and touring bands. The groups (including acts from Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City and Ohio cities like Cleveland, Dayton and Akron) put their own spins on everything from Thrash and Hardcore to Grindcore, Black and Death Metal.
The event begins Thursday, Oct. 25 at Northside Yacht Club, then picks up Friday, Oct. 26 at Urban Artifact. Cover for both of those shows is just $5 each night. The festivities conclude Saturday, Oct. 27 at Northside Tavern with a free concert headlined by Milwaukee old-school Death Metal faves Viogression.
Check the full lineup and some music samples below (click on the band's names for more info); click here for further info.
Thursday, Oct. 25 at Northside Yacht Club (9 p.m. start)
Subtype Zero (Thrash from Cleveland)
Nithing (Black Death from Cincinnati)
HOSTiK (Thrash/Punk from Cincinnati)
Raaaaalph (Metal/Punk from Cincinnati)
Friday, Oct. 26 at Urban Artifact (8 p.m. start)
Engraved Darkness (Black Death from Dayton)
Gourmand (Prog Death from Kansas City)
Splatter Pattern (Death Metal from Cincinnati)
Hallow Point (Metal/Hardcore from Saint Louis)
Riesenwolf (Black Metal from Cincinnati)
Saturday, Oct. 27 at Northside Tavern (8 p.m. start)
Viogression (Death Metal from Milwaukee)
FAITHXTRACTOR (Death Metal from Cincinnati)
Verment (Death Metal from Cincinnati)
Merciless Reign (Death/Thrash from Akron)
Casteless (Black Thrash from Cincinnati)