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Having caught Thunderbird Divine at last year’s second annual Descendants of Crom festival, I was immediately taken by their Kyuss/Clutch/Monster Magnet/Led Zeppelin/Fu Manchu worship and engaging band leader Erik Caplan’s innovative use of the theremin, a lesser-known instrument that is finding its way back into vogue in heavy music circles (see also Pittsburgh’s Pyrithe). I had thought of interviewing Mr. Caplan about the album. https://thunderbirddivine.bandcamp.com/ But I honestly couldn’t think of anything substantial to ask...

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Vetis – Doomcore/Horror Metal Location: West Virginia, USA Video: “The Witch”   Vetis ended 2018 by releasing their new album The Invitation in December and… just wow. I recommend checking out the entire album because this is pretty remarkable. For their genre, they don’t let themselves become stuck in what is traditional. The Witch is a great video for your first introduction to this band. A single off the new album it takes you on a trip through beauty before dropping you...

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In anticipation of their long awaited album release, The Art of Burning Bridges took the stage like a squad of storm troopers this past Saturday night and practically blew the doors off the place! Melodic vocals soared over tasty hard rock riffs as Patrick Rominelli’s haunting voice captivated the room. If you haven’t heard of The Art of Burning Bridges, you are depriving yourself. This talented three-piece delivers their set with the flawless execution of a...

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Thin Lizzy, despite only having one album go gold in the United States through the power of two enduring radio hits, continue to be a tremendously influential act decades after they disbanded and their seminal frontman, Phil Lynott, passed away. There’s been some controversy over the band reforming under the Thin Lizzy name in recent years and with a new one boasting original material in Black Star Riders. But none of that mattered this evening...

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From the other side of the tracks in Scranton, Pennsylvania comes Traverse the Abyss with a brand new self titled EP. “Traverse the Abyss” is a fun, brutal Ep to rock out to. The band shows they have plenty of tricks up their sleeves in melding various sub genres of metal on this release. From the metalcore Tom Foolery of “Failure” to the fret board blazing that takes place in “Battle Cry”, nothing is off...

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Dark Rites – Metal Video “Welcome to Eternity” Holy Triad of Power Batman!  Three members, hailing from  the UK, USA and Sweden?? That mash up makes sense when you listen to the music. Dark Rites is one of those welcome metal bands that finds a way to mix in almost any metal genre out there. This band was established in 2016 and “Welcome to Eternity” is the title track from the final release of 2018. Final is used...

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This has been an album long time coming and I’m stoked to finally get my hands on it. Everrett, Pennsylvania’s Paradigm have finally dropped the follow up to their 2014 self titled album. The album “Monolith” plays like an album crafted in the twisted distorted mind of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. With a very well placed track list the album overall plays out very smoothly, taking the listener to hell and back. Monolith’s sound...

FAM is a Pittsburgh, PA based music media company that’s all about the personal, emotional and social experience of music. The internet is awesome for finding music – living it is better! We’re bringing you professional photos from shows, articles, videos and more to remind you that your weekend doesn’t have to be spent here in the virtual world but with people who have at least one thing in common with you – a shared taste for music. Music media has been done before, but we flipped the script and concentrate on the stuff you haven’t seen yet – the local and regional bands that aren’t just a name on a billboard and a face on a stage. You’re probably still going to find some national level stuff happening around the Pittsburgh area but that’s because when they come to town, they’re part of our family… and once upon a time they were a local band from somewhere.

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