The Vikings were an interesting breed.
They were vicious, bloodthirsty warriors who glorified slaughter, brutal
killers who lived from one battle to another. But they also put a great
emphasis on death and the afterlife and looked forward to eternal
battles in Valhalla. This mixture of vicious power and fatalistic sorrow
can be heard in the music of local sextet Winterhymn.
Since rising from the Metal hotbed of
Tampa, Fla., in 1997, Underoath has undergone many structural and
philosophical changes. The original quintet’s musical direction
encompassed Metalcore as well as Death and Black Metal and, perhaps most
importantly, they identified Underoath as a “Christian Metal” band.
Covington is gaining another new original music club this week, further upgrading its status as one of the premier destinations for music lovers in Greater Cincinnati. Radiodown was Frank Hulefeld's first stab at a live music venue several years back when it opened above Tickets Sports Cafe, and Hulefeld went on to develop The Mad Hatter. The new Radiodown opens behind the Hatter this weekend.