Maria’s Local Radar: Midnite Hellion

Ladies and gentlemen, ’tis the season for some summertime shows. I have to start off by listing a bunch of events that I am looking forward to, including Garbage July 27 at Starland Ballroom, 311 at The Stone Pony July 15, and so much more. Of course, there are so many locals playing shows, so keep an eye out for those as well!

This week, I want to talk about a band that will be playing with Dierkschneider at Starland Ballroom called Midnite Hellion. You may recognize them from being in The Aquarian before in several notes, but they are back and better than ever, announcing tons of cool things. So, let’s dig a little deeper and get to know these guys a little better.

Midnite Hellion hail from Trenton, New Jersey. I have seen them live at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, and Dingbatz in Clifton, but I cannot wait to see them live on the big stage, performing in front of hundreds of people. This will be their time to shine, and I know they will not disappoint.

Their album Enter The Unknown is one for the ages. If you are in the mood to simply rock out, hard as hell, this is the band for you. Side note, the album is now available to listen to on their website, so go on over and check it out. My favorite track of theirs is actually called “Cross The Line,” because it grabs you by the neck from the first riff. I also love the drumming on this track as well. The hook will be stuck in your head for days, I can guarantee it.

One thing that sticks out the most about Midnite Hellion is the lyrics to their songs. If you are feeling some angst or anger, this will allow you to get it out of your system, one word at a time. I am not sure who the influence is on these lyrics, but I am glad whatever it is that happened, happened, and now they are sharing it with the world.

To hear all of their music, access their tour dates, videos, bio, photos, and so much more, be sure to visit their website at They also are active on social media, so be sure to show them some love. Again, they will be playing at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville this coming February with Dierkschneider on his Farewell To Accept Tour, so you do not want to miss this show! They have also announced they will be releasing a new album very soon, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for that one. They even teased the album artwork on their Facebook page, and it’s everything I could have expected; dark, heavy, and awesome.

Midnite Hellion are no strangers to hard work, also supporting many other bands in the local music scene. Overall, I think it’s safe to say they have the whole package; the look, the sound, and the dedication to achieve their dreams. I cannot wait to see you guys in Sayreville, but until then, I will wait eagerly for some new tunes!

I will see you all next week with some more music spotlights and reviews, who knows, you may even get an interview or two! See you then.