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Stephen Barton is the guitarist/vocalist for local post-metal band Close The Hatch and Izzy Rock stops by to catch up with and find out the goings on of the band since the release of their EP VI on Red Moth Records.
“Close the Hatch continue to evolve and mature with each release, and VI is no exception; the unpredictable, divergent sounds and the conflicting emotions they capture are thoroughly stimulating, and will leave you wanting more.”
Stephen was a guest on Episode 234, Episode 170, and Episode 100.
Intro/Outro – II
#2 The Black Art of Knowing
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Enkiridian is a metal band from Dayton, Ohio. Since 2012 this Red Moth Records band have been putting out heavy music. The five band members join us for this hilarious Storyteller Episode.
Shaun Hall – Drums
Jeff Horner – Vocals
Cody Clark – Bass
Andy Reo – Guitars
Jonn Er – Guitars
Produced by Izzy Rock – @TheIzzyRock on Social Media
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Recorded at Folio Design Haus, 411 East Fifth Street, Suite 300, Dayton, Ohio, 45402
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Close The Hatch is a Post-Metal act from Dayton, Ohio.
They’re four people making noise with instruments,
think Deftones meets Isis(Band).
Influences include the bands Isis, Cult Of Luna, Deftones , Mastodon , NIN, Explosions In The Sky, Meshuggah, and Neurosis.
The Nighttime Pugilist
When Streetlights Die
“When Aaron Turner significantly scaled back operations with Hydra Head a couple of years back, it felt like a giant blow to the post-metal community. Luckily he lumbered back onto the scene last year with the bone-crushing Sumac debut, and with genre giants Neurosis gearing up for an album release later this year, 2016 is primed to be a calendar year for thinking-man’s metal. An early taste of what’s to come in 2016 for post-metal is a recent release by Ohio outfitClose The Hatch.
Formed in 2011 in Dayton, Ohio, Close The Hatch are the creative child of Steve Barton, who also owns CTH’s boutique label Red Moth Records. The band has shared the stage with such varied acts as Weedeater, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Windhand, but a quick listen immediately brings to mind their post-metal contemporaries listed in the opening paragraph, as well as the recently regrouped Cult of Luna (also set to release a new album in 2016) and another Turner classic project, Isis. Their latest EP Death & Resistance was recorded after going through the ultimate (and far too common) musician’s nightmare: 90% of their gear was stolen while on tour in June 2015.
Luckily, through financial donations and borrowed or donated gear, Close The Hatch were able to regroup and forge ahead. The silver lining to any hardship is almost always growth, and it is evident here in tracks like “The Nighttime Pugilist.” A fist-draggingly sludgy wall of distortion pulls down from below Barton’s gritty growl wretching out scenes from a bane landscape: “Daylight lives in a vacuum, and I never sleep.” The shortened, direct urgency of the song-writing coupled with more advanced recording techniques and better musicianship serve to make this EP the band’s best, heaviest work to date.
Stream Death & Resistance below via Bandcamp.”
Music Connection Dayton says, “Really enjoying hearing these guys play! They are an experimental metal band blending a lot of different styles into their sound. They have a lot of progressive metal as well: forging new ways of playing, having new ideas on what Metal should be, and taking it to the next level. At first it sounds soft, and then the voice comes at you like a battering ram, letting you know it’s DEFinitely NOT soft. It reminds me also of other melodic metal, creating a picture or a work of art within the music. Their music sounds surreal when they slow down the tempo and it features the great bass lines. Guitar solos that light up the atmosphere, and the drums are dynamic.”
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@MoriahHaven returns to @GemCityPodcast to chat with @theizzyrock about her new EP, The Growth Project Chapter 2.
Moriah Haven is a Singer-Songwriter, whose projects utilize various concept characters, with each expressing a clear idea in their own voice. Though, spoken through many characters, her projects seek to reflect her personal beliefs, in hopes of raising awareness (and removing stigmas) on speaking openly about mental illness, surviving abuse, body positivity, and sexuality, and LBGTQ+ rights. With her own intimate history concerning these matters, her songs often facilitate these discussions with a brutal, poetic honesty.
“For me, singing is mostly about the articulation of emotional intention through melody. The arts, and music in particular, seem to connect us with each other on a spiritual level like nothing else quite can; creating a unique human connection you rarely see manifesting through other expressions.”
Growing up with strong roots in Appalachian Music, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, and Gospel, her performances pay homage to the tradition of these genres, often evoking an era and style more reminiscent of times past. She is a lover of tradition, as much as she is of experimentation, who learned to sing in her Grandmother’s Country Church, and taught herself how to use midi in her home studio. Though many of her projects may not seem palatable to many mainstream Christian sensibilities, faith is still a guiding force in this black sheep’s art. Though Haven herself may often seek to test juxtapositions in her presentation, one can rest assured, that she’s always doing her best to stay genuine at heart, while reflecting that sincerely through heart.
#1 I Know You’re Lying
#2 Two Wrongs
#3 The One
#4 Shame, Shame
Lords of Death is an investigative podcast from Dayton podcaster Thrasher Banks, that explores the possibility that a serial killer went undetected in the Midwest during the late 1980s.
Chapter I – Wolf At The Door
Homer Potts was stabbed to death in his home under mysterious circumstances on February 26, 1987. His wife, Lela, was found brutally stabbed to death in the same home 20 months later. As fear gripped the area, law enforcement failed to bring the culprits to justice. 30 years later these cases have both gone cold.
Chapter II – If You Mess With Us….
Peculiar events started happening in Guernsey County after Homer Potts murder. Occult symbolism, slaughtered cattle, and savage robberies began to haunt the area. 20 months after Homer’s murder, something happened in Byesville that would haunt the town for decades.
Chapter III – Heartache Tonight
In 1989, two men, Mick McQuerter and Timothy Terrell met in prison. They quickly became close friends and agreed that when they were released they would do whatever they could to help each other out. Mick was serving time for a murder in West Virginia and Tim was in for robbing a gun store near Guernsey County, Ohio. After his release from prison in 1993, Mick moved to Dayton, Ohio to start a new life. He met a woman named Kari and moved in with her and her two children. He was living a life he never thought was possible considering his past and him and Kari fell in love. Then, in 1995, Tim reached out to Mick and needed a place to stay following a divorce. What Mick didn’t realize at the time was that his friendship with Tim was going to lead to him losing everything he cared about and change the lives of Kari and her children forever.
Chapter IV – I Think I’m In Trouble
In Chapter 4, Thrasher heads to Guernsey County to uncover the truth about the Potts murders. While there, he catches up with an old friend and searches for Tim’s brother who is rumored to be homeless. Tim’s activities in the aftermath of Lela’s murder are uncovered and a second lord of death is revealed.
Chapter V – Psycho Killer
After a major crime spree and alleged involvement in the murder of Lela Potts, the Lords of Death headed to Florida to try to start a new life. Unable to stay out of trouble, the gang headed back to Guernsey County and plotted one last robbery to sustain them through the end of the year. When the heist didn’t go as planned, a series of events unfolded that put the Lords of Death in jeopardy.
The Pottses – Murder In The Hills
M Ross Perkins – “Let a Little Lazy”
DJ Killa Kev & Kev Nash link up with Director, Cinematographer, Photographer, Producer CEO Peso about his journey! From making music in his grandmother’s garage, college in Orlando, shooting videos in L.A., shooting a documentary in Atlanta for Blackish star Marsai Martin, to shooting & editing movies in his hometown of Dayton, Oh. Plus we find out how Killa Kev got injured his self trying to dunk! Stay connected with the fellas on Twitter at @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
This week the fellas are back talking about: Another school shooting, Kev Nash holding down Mother’s Day solo, the Royal Wedding, spring cleaning, Killa Kev being stalked in his military days, the value of a good DJ contractor. Plus, find out why Killa Kev is scared of winning the lottery! Stay connected with the fellas on Twitter at @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
In our newest “community conversation” host Libby Ballengee speaks with Theresa Gasper, a Democratic candidate running for Ohio’s 10th District for the US House of Representatives. She’s a first time candidate who is challenging 15 year incumbent, Rep Mike Turner. She states that after watching Washington politicians like Turner do nothing to help the hardworking people of this community, she can’t sit on the sidelines any longer. Through grit, determination and a little luck, she was able to build thriving companies right in Dayton, and achieve the American Dream, but too many Ohioans are working hard, playing by the rules, and still struggling to make ends meet.
Theresa in her own words: “I am running because we deserve a representative who understands the challenges we face and will work to raise wages, lower healthcare costs, and create more local good-paying jobs. I know what it means to balance a checkbook and honor my obligations to my friends and neighbors. We need leaders with the courage to fight for us in Washington, and that’s exactly what I’m prepared to do.”
Theresa grew up in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood, as the youngest of four siblings. She is a proud fourth-generation Daytonian and small business owner, having established two successful businesses in the Miami Valley.
Her father Bill instilled in her the values of hard work, grit and determination. He worked for a local hardware store after losing his longtime job at age 55 and then bought and operated a framing shop. Theresa’s mother Wanda managed former Rep. Chuck Whalen’s district office and showed her the importance of public service. Theresa’s earliest memories involve passing out the Barbara Whalen Cookbook at the Montgomery County Fair and delivering Chuck’s newsletters door-to-door on weekends.
Taking a page out of her father’s book, Theresa bought a local telephone-answering service as a young mother and built it into the largest business center in Dayton over the course of 14 years. For the past 12 years through her current company, Full Circle Development, she has worked to make Dayton a better place by reinvesting in and renovating homes that fell into disrepair in light of the housing crisis.
Theresa ‘s passion for her home of Southwest Ohio drives her activism. Her extensive background in housing advocacy includes service on community boards that educate first-time homebuyers, coach existing homeowners through loan modification, and organize volunteer repairs for elderly homeowners.
Theresa resides in Beavercreek with her husband Dave and two cats. She is a diehard UD Flyers fan.
Learn more about Theresa: gasperforcongress.com
Boxcar Suite – “Living to Infinity”
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Want to hear more conversations like this? Listen to these past community conversations:
- Representative Jim Butler – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3388
- Mayor Nan Whaley – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=1932
- The Dayton Police Majors – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=2967
- West Dayton Disinvestment Discussion – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3480
- Candidates Discuss Ways to Improve Dayton – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3327
- Dayton Women’s March – Where do we go from here? – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3523
- Families of Addicts – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3401
- Get to know the hosts: Libby Ballengee – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3430
- David Sparks – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=2634 and http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=1997
- David Esrati – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3539
- Gary Leitzell – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=1028