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Reign of Z “Reflections” Hard Rock/Alt Metal Reign of Z is on FIRE with their brand new single “Reflections” from their soon to be released “Mirrors and Memoirs”. The video is still red hot, having just dropped two days ago, and the response has been off the charts! Reign of Z has been driving themselves from the beginning to hone their skills and “Reflections” is a well mastered metal masterpiece brought together with insightful imagery...

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Coming from across the pond in Germany, Caynug has recently dropped a mammoth of an album titled “Mental Junkyard”. With amazing production and stellar songwriting spanning across multiple genres, “Mental Junkyard” is another notch in the belt of an already excellent catalog for Caynug. “Mental Junkyard” plays out like a soundtrack in the mind of the mentally unstable. The album is best served to be played from front to back to fully appreciate the journey....

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Casketmaker – Deathcore Video: BACKSTABBER Casketmaker, a five piece from Pittsburgh, Pa, started 2019 with a brand new single and Deathcore fans from all over are loving it! These guys are pretty new, with the idea of the band beginning in December 2017. Casketmaker as they are now only formed a year ago,  but they’re growing like crazy and it’s easy to see why! They bring a touch of black metal and make the sound...

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An amazing time was had by all when the Winter Blackout: The Yeti Strikes Back tour stopped at the Rex Theater recently. Good times and great freaking music but who would have thought it would be anything less with bands like The Expendables, BALLYHOO!, Kash’d Out, Keystone Vibe, and Amplified.!! This tour still has dates coming so be sure to see when they’re coming to a stage near you! Event Dates Below – check out...

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Flaw is Back!! These guys have a brand new release – Divided We Fall. New release and new show dates are great news for their fans who crowded the stage for Flaw’s set at The Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh. The show included Farewell to Fear who also have a new release – Voices – and if you haven’t heard these guys yet…. Do it!!! This incredible night had people out in droves! We all knew there...

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To observe the blessed birth of a self-titled debut EP, Riparian, a lacerating new Pittsburgh death metal band featuring members of Wrought Iron, took the stage at Get Hip Records on a rainy Saturday night and showed a packed audience that they have plans to turn our scene upside down. Frontman Rob Grisly growled his intestines out on the floor, the stage being too small to contain his unholy, bloody rage, his teeth gnashing as...

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Immolation are a band I haven’t always been keen on, their perpetual blastbeat downpour being somewhat impenetrable to me as a man who prefers his death metal melodic, tricky, and with a sense of groove. Yet upon a revisitation of Immolation’s catalogue, particularly more recent albums such as Atonement, I found many connectable and intelligent moments to latch onto, more so than I had previously. Beginning to feel as if I were a fighter ducking...

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9 Stitch Method Black Sheep (2019 Single) There’s something a little different about 9 Stitch Method.This insanely full sound is brought to you by just two men who take their joint creativity to new levels in recorded music and live shows. Constantly developing everything they have done, these guys have pushed themselves to build their name and bring professional music to their fans… and they’re getting noticed for their hard work. Their latest single “Black...

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Feast on the Fallen Metal No Saviors   Pittsburgh Zombie-core act Feast on the Fallen/ are back at it again with their new Ep “No Saviors”. With better production and matured songwriting, Feast have come back to stomp and pillage all within their path. With an intro track and 3 news songs, Feast on the Fallen doesn’t waste time getting down to business. “No Savior” plays out like a zombie flick that terrifies and keeps the...

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Victoria Fire Alternative Hard Rock New kids on the block Victoria Fire have come out of the gate swinging with a fresh new demo. While being only a two track demo, these guys more than prove that they will be a force amongst the Pittsburgh scene once they get their bearings. Victoria Fire presents us with tracks “Haunted” and “Low”. A good dose of alternative metal, churning out vibes reminiscent of bands like the Deftones, Flyleaf,...

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Haven State Progressive Rock/Metal “Finite” Haven State has just released “Finite”, a compelling blend of intensity and smooth vocals. They’ve taken something light, kept the heavier aspects and mixed in some of a wanderlust aspect to create a new and appealing sound. Having seen them live I can say that they’ve hit the mark on showing listeners the passion they bring to everything they do with this mesmerizing music video. The single is now available...

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Me: I’m here with Erika Laing of Working Breed Erika: Hi! Me: One of my new favorite bands! YAY! Erika: Awww! Me: I have actually gotten to see them a couple of times. I don’t know if Erika’s noticed me lurking in the shadows at the shows. (Laughter) Erika: This last one I remember seeing you. Me: Ah, yes this last one! Yes, I was there. Jeremy, your drummer, works on my project, as well,...

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Not to be confused with a German band calling itself “The True Veiled,” this Veiled is Pennsylvania grown and initially began as a two-man project featuring a drummer and a young Norse scholar who handled everything else on their nearly year-old debut, Black Celestial Orbs. Having caught them live last year opening for Uada with a fully fleshed out band, I can attest to the band’s quality onstage as well as that on record, and...

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Reign of Z is one of the bands we’ve had the pleasure of following from the very beginning. We’ve watched them form, do their first shows, grow as performers and now… the results of hard work and dedication to their craft speak for themselves. We couldn’t be more proud to share the new single they just dropped today – “Reflections” from their soon to be released album “Mirrors and Memoirs” Reign of Z has just...

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Enda Vera –  Nazareth, Pennsylvania Experimental Rock/Metal Video: Chasing Relativity I came across Enda Vera on Facebook with their new release Chasing Relativity. It caught me immediately, I expected to find at least a semi-national band behind this. Imagine my surprise that this band seems to be rather new to the scene. I wasted no time requesting to run their video. Mark my words, this band is going places and it’s going to be my honor...