Spotlight Band of the Month…DREAD ENGINE!!

Columbus, Ohio’s, Dread Engine, is The Rust Belt Chronicles Spotlight Band of the Month for April. The six-piece ensemble made up of Sam Stockdale (vocals), Rick Kaercher (vocals), Jay Coughlin (drums), Jonathon Collins (bass), Tommy Sartin (guitar) and Jake Spears (guitar). Dread Engine is a hardworking group of guys who enjoy what they’re doing and […]

Toledo’s You Are A Toy…Spotlight band of the month!!!!

Who the fuck is Donovan Black? That’s what the lead singer’s shirt read the first time that I saw a band out of Toledo called Illumira. I thought that was strange, but it didn’t take me long to figure out who he was as they opened up for Nonpoint at Frankie’s Inner City in Toledo; […]

Kobalt Kreek- Local Gigs Wanted!

Larry Thetge (Guitar) and Bryan McLaughlin (Bass) laying down the tune. The Rust Belt Chronicles would like to welcome Kobalt Kreek to our network of band advertisers. Throughout our journey of covering local bands, it’s been noted that the Mid-Ohio area is loaded with exceptional talent. Having seen Kobalt Kreek perform several times now, I can attest […]

Spotlight Band: Cleveland’s DOSE

If you’re into metal and you have been out-n-about the Cleveland music scene in the last couple of decades, I’m sure that somewhere along the line you have either ran into or seen Jay (guitar) and Jeff Morrow (drums) whether you realized it or not. The Morrow twins have been unloading their brand of heavy […]

Band Spotlight: Bad Remedy

  .Bad Remedy (L-R)–Jon Banks, Alex Mayer, Dayne Sauder, Riley Beaire and Kevin Culbertson. Bad Remedy/ photo credit: John Payne of Payne Productions. Bad Remedy out of Lucas, Ohio is our Local Band Spotlight this week. The artists formerly known as Error 504 was formed in May of 2014 and currently consists of Dayne Sauder […]

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