Solar Flare band photo

Power Metal From Ohio

The American Mid-West is not generally known as a home for Power Metal, but Cincinnati, Ohio based band Solar Flare is looking to change all of that. Since releasing their debut self-titled album in December of 2020, they have gone through some changes, and are geared up and ready to stake their claim in the Power Metal world.

Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with bassist Michael ‘Fish’ Fisher of Solar Flare and talked about the first album, the last year and a half since its release, plans for 2022, and more.

Solar Flare is

Ethan Jackson: Lead Vocals
Garian Perry: Guitars
Codi Davis: Guitars
Michael “Fish” Fisher: Bass
Jon Owens: Drums


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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