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Noise pranksters and mathematicians On Pink have recently dropped their Ep “Scarlett“. With their brand of experimental shenanigans and obscure noise manipulation, the New York based trio set out to expand their horizons and bring something new to the table with the release of their new Ep. “Scarlett” is the kind of release that is filled to the brim with quality material, but will be hit and miss given its experimental and quirky virtuoso. It’s the...

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Find Your Muse(ic): Video of the Week – Silk 9 “Find My Way” Pittsburgh rock n’ roll titans Silk 9 are back at it again with their brand new video “Find My Way”. With its “light in the darkness” tinged lyrics and augmented power chords, the band pave the way for quite the emotional rocker. The track’s massive hook had inclined to wave my lighter in mournful unison with its arena ready sound and sheek...

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So I’ve said it once, I’ve said it twice, and I’ll probably say it many more times……..Ohio is a breeding ground for excellent heavy metal. Dubbing themselves “ambient metalcore”, Columbus, Ohio’s Fear Culture are no exception with their EP “Room to Breathe“. I’ll say this like I do in most of my reviews, Fear Culture doesn’t exactly tread any new ground here, BUT these guys play modern metalcore and darn tootin’ they do a damn...

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Something gruesome comes this way from the wicked west. Washington-based horrorcore act Lyrizone is about to drop his highly anticipated debut album (ironically) titled “Sweet Relief”. With a molotov cocktail of deprecating catharsis, slasher film aesthetic, and schizophrenic charisma, Lyrizone’s “Sweet Relief” promises to be quite the opposite of it’s title……. I want to start off by saying something about this album: from the very get go it is very clear there was a lot of...

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#findyourmuse – Heartsick “Shadow” Heartsick have dropped the brand spanking new video for their single “Shadow“, and boy is it a doozy. Featuring a dark industrial vibe, the track creeps and crawls with enough emotional anguish to wake the dead. Heavy, low tuned guitars crush and pound with rhythmic precision amongst the band’s electronic and ambient backdrop. It’s been done before, but man these guys hit the mark in all the right places with dynamic...

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#findyourmuse: Icons of Industry – “When the Sky Fell” Icons of Industry from Austin, Texas show they are more than a force to be dealt with on their new video “When the Sky Fell“. The band rock like the better parts of Jet and The Black Keys during a bout of “Roid Rage”, and swag with the likes of Wolfmother and Queens of the Stone Age. The track hits hard with a simple, yet effective...

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    A new contender in the black metal community has emerged from the depths of hell named Horse Drawn. When this was given to me, I was quite excited as I was on night shift. Listening and taking notes on this demo sampler was gonna carry me the rest of the night and boy was I in for a treat.        Horse Drawn have recently dropped their sampler Nonbeliever in preparation for their upcoming album. The band...

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#findyourmuse Supertired – Sunday This week on Find Your Muse we are bringing you Supertired’s new single Sunday. Ranging from various styles of emo, indie, and pop; Sunday offers many arrays of emotion in their most timid form. There is a certain emotional duality that comes with Supertired’s brand of laid back emo-pop and this single is no exception. On the surface the listener is met with a good times, good vibes attitude while depression...

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This week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we present you with California one man power act Divine Era and his new video “Vanity of Vanities”. Divine Era offers us a dense slab of groove metal very akin to the likes of Pantera and Canadian metalcore act Threat Signal that will keep you rocking for days. The song features an almost proggy pull off/tapping riff that serves as the epicenter of the song while it’s thrashing chugs fill...

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It is no surprise that I have been seeing the band Ignition Point pop up more and more lately. With an energetic live show and a knack for metalcore tendencies, the band are sure to be a hit with the Pittsburgh metal scene as they grow. I’ve always considered these guys a sort of hidden gem, as they have some time under their belts. With an album like “Natural Causes”, it evades me why they...

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Find Your Muse(ic): Video of the Week Losing September – “Rise of the Loser” Alternative metal heads and modern day pirates, Losing September, have recently dropped the video for their anthemic single “Rise of the Loser”. The title strikes a chord with the band, aptly sharing a name with their popular music festival held each year in Indiana and giving glory to bands that come from all over to join them. Coming in with big...

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As Descendants of Crom approaches not far off in the distance I can hear a rumble and see a fog descending. It’s a rumble that shakes the earth beneath my feet and has an unsettling vibe about it. It’s a dark fog that smells of whiskey and cheap cigarettes; thick and dense with a whole lot of attitude….and my friends I’m here to say that disturbance of the senses is Baltimore stoner rock outfit Foghound...

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Music truly is an amazing thing. You can express the same emotion within the construct of various sounds and moods. You can take an expression and blow it out of the water to blistering heights and volumes or pull it back to a quiet whisper to the get the same point across. Singapore screamo/emoviolence act Bethari opt the extreme measure on their newest split, proving very quickly this isn’t your standard Hot Topic/mallcore screamo affair….....

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It’s amazing how an idea can be born out of nothing. It’s amazing how that idea can begin to grow and prosper given the right amount of work ethic and dedication. Often times when this happens, time evades us as we become busy with progression and losing sight of all we have accomplished along the way. Every now and then it is essential to pause, take a step back, and see where you are now...

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Find Your MUSE(ic): The Fading Light – “I Will” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania alternative rockers The Fading Light recently dropped a new video for their single “I Will” and boy is it a scorcher. The track tells the tale of a long distance relationship as it wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve throughout the heavily acoustic arrangement. Sorrowful, yet full of hope, “I Will” is sure to tug on the heart strings and having listeners everywhere wondering...

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New doom/stoner punks Coma are an emerging entity in the Pittsburgh Doom Metal scene. Having released their debut Ep “Saturnalian” back in the yesteryear known as 2018, the band have been busy writing a new album and crushing stages across the tri-state area. With a punishing Ep like “Saturnalian“, its plain as day why Coma will be at this year’s Descendants of Crom Festival…… “Saturnalian” struts a little faster than the modern doom affair, hanging tight...

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Find Your Muse(ic): Video of the Week – Love The Hate “Could Have Known” **JUST RELEASED** Today on “Find Your Muse(ic)” we are excited to premiere the brand new music video for “Could Have Known” by hard rockers Love the Hate. Featuring superb vocals and instrumentals, the band rock hard with intense melodic sensibilities and tight vocal harmonies as they blast their way through a fantastic slab of post grunge rock n’ roll. Smokey and...

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Pittsburgh “Brown Note” architects, Aspirant, have been taking over the Pittsburgh hardcore scene as of late. You would be hard pressed to find a recent show flier that doesn’t have their logo plastered on it; with the release of their debut Ep “Defeatist”, I don’t see this trio of panic chord enthusiasts slowing down anytime soon. “Defeatist” plays out almost as a time capsule over the last two decades, taking me back to the days...