Go Ahead, Skip Out on Work to Vote.

Go Ahead, Skip Out on Work to Vote.


On election day, it's perfectly OK to leave work in the middle of the day to vote. Your employer even has to pay you during that time (assuming you're on salary). Here's a comprehensive article on what the law allows.







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What Ohio Employers Need to Know About Employees Taking Time Off to Vote | Employer Law Report

Election Day will soon be upon us, and with that comes some common questions from employers about what they must do regarding employees who take off work or arrive late to work to vote.
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You Can Buy Slash's Guitar!

You Can Buy Slash's Guitar!

Yes you read that right! A classic Slash guitar from 30 years ago and is being put up for auction through Julien's Auctions. It's his metallic red B.C. Rich Warlock from the Hollywood era of Guns N' Roses. This is the guitar that Slash used for his first show with Hollywood Rose, the first show with the classic line-up of GNR and three of GNR's full-length albums. He wrote and/or performed almost all of the songs on Appetite for Destruction with this song AND he used it to audition for Poison in 1985! (Yeah, Slash auditioned for Poison

There's no word yet on an official starting price, although you can vulture Julien's website and wait for that to get posted. If you purchase the guitar it comes with the original custom Anvil hard case, a signed letter of authenticity and a timeline of the guitars absolutely incredible influence on rock history. There are some more details on the guitar itself and you can find all of those right over HERE. Also, here's a video of Slash jamming on this particular axe, sorry in advance for the poor

Unfortunately, the top office here at The Blitz doesn't pay me nearly enough to cast a bid on this beauty, but if any of you can, you can shoot me an email through the website. Then we can become very good friends and I will sit quietly in your living room and marvel at your purchase. It'll be fun, I promise!

Seriously. Hit me up. I'll bring beer.

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So You Want to Run for Office?

So You Want to Run for Office?


Election time is upon us and you might be saying to yourself, "I could do a more competent job than these clowns." Well, being a politician isn't all it's cracked up to be. ​Here's a montage of speakers from a City Council meeting in California taken over the course of a few months...and yes, this is real. 



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So Alter Bridge just did something really cool!

So Alter Bridge just did something really cool!

​So back on September 25th in Champaign, Illinois, there was a shooting which left one man dead. This man's best friend was shot in the back and still has the bullet inside of him. Well recently this man, Erik Lasaine, quoted Alter Bridge's song "Blackbird" at a eulogy for his best friend. Myles Kennedy and the guys heard this story and were compelled to reach out. Long story short: The band offered to fly Lasaine out to their show in Dallas at the House of Blues. This is a really killer story and my terrible blogging skills wont do it justice, so you can catch more of this story right HERE thanks to Blabbermouth!

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What Celebrity now wants to be in MMA?

What Celebrity now wants to be in MMA?

​We've seen a lot of former wrestlers make the move to the Octagon.  But now someone else very expected has thrown her hat into the ring.  Demi Lovato has become the latest who would like to take on a real fight within the MMA. Jay Glazer, who owns the Unbreakable gym, spoke to TMZ saying that she is the "real deal" and can throw elbows better than most of the guys that come in there. So will we see Demi in the Octagon? We shall see.

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Metal Shop Lineup - 10.9.16

Metal Shop Lineup - 10.9.16

Gideon - Prodigal Son

Meshuggah - Nostrum

Orange Goblin - Quincy The Pigboy

Tribulation - Melancholia

Paradise Lost - No Hope In Sight

Dope - Hold On

Hatebreed - Something's Off

Havok - From The Cradle To The Grave

S.O.D. - United Forces

Acid Witch - The Black Witch*

Vattnet Viskar - Breath Of The Almighty

Dark Tranquility - Atoma


*Metal Melee

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Local Stuff Lineup - 10.9.16

Local Stuff Lineup - 10.9.16

Daymare - Bleeding Out

Conversion Delay - Blink Of An Eye

The Forty - Shadows

7th Cycle - Find Me Out

Of Letum - Rightfully Mine

Post Modern - A Haunting

Everyone Leaves - Seeing Red

Overtheory - Fatal Flaw

Act Of Violence - Jeffrey Dahmer

Devil You Know - Consume The Damned*

Tar - The Calvinist

Sourblood - The Burial 

Denounce Your Martyr - The Abyss Martyr


*Bigger Band From Columbus

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We Have a Trailer for Officer Downe Directed by Slipknot's Clown!

We Have a Trailer for Officer Downe Directed by Slipknot's Clown!

Sorry if that headline was a little hard to follow, but this is sort of a hard one to put in to words. So if you know Slipknot, you know Clown a.k.a. 6. Well his real name is Michael Shawn Crahan, and besides being the only remaining founding member of Slipknot, he is also a big shot Hollywood movie director! Well the trailer for the percussionists new movie dropped today and it looks incredible!

The movie is called Officer Downe. It's been in production for about three years and is based off a graphic novel by Joe Casey. Metal Injection has some details about the movie right over HERE and also some information about the trailer HERE. But I'll tell you the cool parts so you don't have to leave my beautiful blog. Really, all that's important here is that Corey Taylor, who recently collaborated with KoRn for their newest video, has a cameo roll in the movie! As does Glenn Howerton, better known as Dennis from Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The movie is scheduled to be released on November 18th and is slated to skip the theaters and head straight to streaming. I think it looks like a killer movie (no pun intended) but take a look for yourself and let me know what you think!

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NEW ALBUM FRIDAY - 10.7.16

NEW ALBUM FRIDAY - 10.7.16

NEW ALBUM FRIDAY:

Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
Candiria - While They Were Sleeping
Dance Gavin Dance - Mothership
Dayshell - Nexus
Dee Snyder - We Are The Ones
Fit For A King - Deathgrip
Gabriel and the Apocalypse - The Ghost Parade
Gatecreeper - Sonoran Depravation
Green Day - Revolution Radio
Joyce Manor - Cody
Kyng - Breathe In The Water
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
Mouth of the Architect - Path Of Eight
NOFX - First Ditch Effort
OneRepublic - Oh My My
Phantogram - Three
Phish - Big Boat
Rick Astley - 50
Set It Off - Upside Down
Slaves on Dope - Horse
Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
Sum 41 - 13 Voices
Take Over And Destroy - Take Over And Destroy
The Devil Wears Prada - Transit Blues
To The Wind - The Brighter View

I can't stress enough how awesome some of the albums on this list are. Do yourself a favor, and go add some great tunes to your collection! SUPPORT MUSIC!

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Trailer for The Grand Tour

Trailer for The Grand Tour


Since Jeremy Clarkson was nice enough to respond to my tweet yesterday (see attached), I figure I'm more or less the fourth member of the crew at the point (soon to be 3rd when we kick Mr. Doubtfire to the curb). So here's the trailer for our new show, debuting on Amazon Prime November 18th. Enjoy!




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You Can Be In Metallica's New Music Video!

You Can Be In Metallica's New Music Video!

​All you need to do is get yourself to San Francisco on October 11th and 12th! Yeah, I know, it's really far away, but I thought you were a big Metallica fan! I mean, that's why you clicked this link right?


So, in all seriousness, Metallica did actually put out a casting call for their new music video. There's still no word on what song this will be for or when the video will be released. All we know is they need some rowdy looking fans for crowd shots, and apparently a few street fighters. You can get all the details straight from the mouth of Metallica right here.


I'm not really expecting anyone from Columbus to fly all the way over there, but if you do, please let me know! I'll give you my "hi mom" sign so it'll almost be like I was there. And really, if you're a real fan, you'd travel anywhere to be in their videos right? I'm guessing Joe already has his tickets, that guy really looks like a street fighter.

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New KoRn Video feat. Corey Taylor!

New KoRn Video feat. Corey Taylor!

​Ok Corey Taylor isn't in the video, but he's in the song! I think this video is totally killer, so let me know if you like it!

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RS's Interview with Maynard

RS's Interview with Maynard

Maynard James Keenan sat down with Rolling Stone recently to support his new authorized biography (out November 8th). A large part of the book, "A Perfect Union of Contrary Things", talks about his early life, which is discussed in the interview.


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Maynard James Keenan on New Biography, Tool's Earliest Days - Rolling Stone

Maynard James Keenan discusses his long and winding road to alt-rock stardom, as detailed in new biography 'A Perfect Union of Contrary Things.'
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DOKKEN's Original Line-up Played 1 US Show and There's a Full Video!!

DOKKEN's Original Line-up Played 1 US Show and There's a Full Video!!

Yeah you read that right! The 80's mega-band stepped back on stage with the original line up on September 30th in South Dakota. Freaking South Dakota...who the hell goes to South Dakota?! Anyway, Dokken was there and it's the only show the band is playing in the US right now. Last Friday's show was really just a practice run for their 6-show tour of Japan.


Anyway, I promised you video so I've got it below. Nothing makes me happier than watching a full 2-hour set on Youtube and not having to make travel plans to the baron wasteland of the Northern Midwest. It is a fan-filmed video, so the quality isn't exactly high, but get over it! I'm giving you free Dokken and beggars can't be choosers! 


You can get some more info on the band's reunion tour and some quality quotes from George Lynch and Don Dokken over HERE. Currently they're saying that these will be their last six shows, so here's hoping they catch the tour bug and bring it back to the states!

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Red Sun Rising - "Amnesia" Music Video

Red Sun Rising - "Amnesia" Music Video

​Our good friends in Red Sun Rising have just released the music video for "Amnesia", their latest single off Polyester Zeal. Do yourself a favor and watch it uninterrupted. Also, buy the dang record before Simon Fargunkel has a heart attack. 

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Man Attacked by Bear Twice, and LIVES!

Man Attacked by Bear Twice, and LIVES!

​A Montana man named Todd Orr was hiking Saturday when he was attacked and mauled by a grizzly bear. He survived the attack and as he was walking back to his truck, he was attacked and mauled again by the same bear and survived to tell the story!

After the second attack, Orr took a video of himself describing what happened in bloody detail.

WARNING: The following video is GRAPHIC and NSFW. 


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Now Loading 10/4/2016

Now Loading 10/4/2016

​Our guy Jeremy Duff from Gaming Nexus.com brings us all of the new video game news in our weekly segment "Now Loading" brought to you by Mountain Dew.

In this week's segment, Loper and Jeremy discuss:

Paper Mario for the Wii U

Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and PC

Mafia 3

Aragami for the PS4

For all of the latest and upcoming video game news, please visit Gamingnexus.com, based right here in Columbus, Ohio!



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Who the Hell is Hagar?!

Who the Hell is Hagar?!

They told me to write a blog post...this was the best I could do...


What's up y'all my name is Hagar and I'm the new guy! I'm fresh out of college and ready to rock with anyone who is willing to listen. I'm always good for a conversation about video games, hockey or the walking dead. I love punk, grunge and 80s hair metal, and to be honest that's about as interesting as I get! You'll hear me mostly overnight during the week, here and there on the weekends and pretty much whenever else the big wigs upstairs tell me to. I promise to have more interesting content from now on, but to be honest, it was a slow news day...

In return for your time, here's a picture of me crushing some little kid's high score in a NASCAR simulator... (Disclaimer: making little kids cry is a skill I learned entirely from Nuber.)

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Avatar's "Night Never Ending" Video

Avatar's "Night Never Ending" Video

​Astounding. At this point, these guys are incapable of disappointing.


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Night Never Ending - Avatar - Vevo

Watch Night Never Ending by Avatar online at vevo.com. Discover the latest music videos by Avatar on Vevo.
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Metal Shop Lineup - 10.2.16

Metal Shop Lineup - 10.2.16

Amaranthe - The Nexus

Dayshell - Car Sick

Overkill - Hello From The Gutter

Mutoid Man - Dead Dreams

Bleeding Through - Kill To Believe

Kyng - Pristine Warning

Suicidal Tendencies - Clap Like Ozzy

Call Of The Void - Ageless

Blind Guardian - Into The Storm

Chimaira - Inside The Horror*

Swallow The Sun - Don't Fall Asleep

The Devil Wears Prada - To The Key Of Evergreen


*Metal Melee

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Local Stuff Lineup -10.2.16

Local Stuff Lineup -10.2.16

Ft. Acoustic performances and interview with Move Home

Move Home - Completion Providence

Move Home - Palaver (Acoustic)

Cadaver Dogs - Get Out

Playing To Vapors - Giant Conspiracy

Move Home - Rations

Lovesick Radio - Numb Me Up

Scars Like Mine - The Death Of Me

Move Home - Kings Are Killed

Fedd Up - Wild Flower

Saintseneca - Happy Alone*

Burton - Break The Cycle

Move Home - Loss


*Bigger Band From Columbus

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NEW ALBUM FRIDAY - 9.30.16

NEW ALBUM FRIDAY - 9.30.16

NEW ALBUM FRIDAY:

Alcest - Kodama
Amerakin Overdose - The Great Amerakin Dream
Amy Lee - Dream Too Much
Asphyx - Incoming Death
AURAS - Heliospectrum
Bad Seed Rising - Awake In Color
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Brain Tentacles - Brain Tentacles
Brant Bjork - Tao Of The Devil
Entombed - The Best Of Entombed
Epica - The Holographic Principle
Famous Last Words - The Incubus
Freya - Grim
INTO the FIRE - Into The Fire
Invoking the Abstract - Aural Kaleidoscopes
Kryptos - Burn Up The Night
Morbid Angel - The Best Of Morbid Angel
Negură Bunget - Persistence Of Thought
Noctem - Haeresis
Oathbreaker - Rheia
Opeth - Sorceress
Phil Rudd - Head Job
Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life
Seven Kingdoms - In The Walls EP
SikTh - Death Of A Dead Day (Reissue)
Slaves - Take Control
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - OFFICIAL - The World Gone Mad
Sully Erna - Hometown Life
The Agonist - Five
Truckfighters - V
Van Morrison (Official) - Keep Me Singing
Winterfylleth - The Dark Hereafter
Yellowcard - Yellowcard (The Final Record)

Another big list today with a wide variety of bands to choose from, so get out there and SUPPORT MUSIC :)

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Loper and Randi discuss the Ohio Heroin epidemic and struggle of addiction

Loper and Randi discuss the Ohio Heroin epidemic and struggle of addiction

​Ohio is in a health crisis right now with heroin overdoses multiplying everyday. People are struggling more than ever. Loper and Randi started a conversation on the air about this and brought in an expert, Tia Moretti from the Franklin County Coroners Office to discuss the epidemic and what can we can do to help. Loper and Randi also talked to a recovering addict about her struggles and how she overcame them. This special segment created much debate and a lot of conversation about this topic. 

In the coming weeks The Blitz will continue to raise this conversation and will be providing some resources to anyone struggling with addiction. 

Please listen to the segments below and for more information please visit some of these resources. 


Listen to these special segments. 

Use the media player below to play the audio, use the forward and back controls to move through each part of this entire segment

9-29-16 Heroin Epidemic 1

The Heroin epidemic in central Ohio is extreme.  Tia Moretti and Rachel Newberry join us to discuss this problem...part 1.

9-29-16 Heroin Epidemic 2

The Heroin epidemic in central Ohio is extreme.  Tia Moretti and Rachel Newberry join us to discuss this problem...part 2.

9-29-16 Heroin Epidemic 3

The Heroin epidemic in central Ohio is extreme.  Tia Moretti and Rachel Newberry join us to discuss this problem...part 3.

9-29-16 Heroin Epidemic 4

The Heroin epidemic in central Ohio is extreme.  Tia Moretti and Rachel Newberry join us to discuss this problem...part 4.

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Tosh.0 Drops an Absolutely Merciless Installment of Kiffin's Krimson Korner (Video)

Tosh.0 Drops an Absolutely Merciless Installment of Kiffin's Krimson Korner (Video)

Maybe if Lane takes a nice, quiet D-III job somewhere, Tosh will stop making these.


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Sully Erna Interview (9/29/16)

Sully Erna Interview (9/29/16)
Artist Name - SullyErna_final.mp3


​Sully called in today to talk about his new album "Hometown Life" that comes out Friday, September 30th. Below is the video mentioned in the interview of his father playing trumpet on "Turn It Up".


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