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Corpse God Releases a Lovecraftian Horror – Onward to Oblivion

If you’re familiar in any way with the heavier side of metal in the Pittsburgh area, the members of Corpse God may look familiar. It’s comprised of some OG members of the scene who are already known for their talents in Leprosy and Horrid Ordeal. In this collaboration you’ll find them doing something new and…

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203 For 2023: The Grym Hessian’s Top Metal Albums Of The Year

Icarus Witch–No Devil Lived On (Cleopatra Records) Owlbear–Chaos to the Realm (independent)  Danava-Nothing But Nothing (Tee Pee Records) Hellripper-Warlocks Grim &Withered Hags (Peaceville Records) Uriah Heep–Chaos & Colour (Silver Lining Music) Enforcer–Nostalgia (Nuclear Blast) Majesties-Vast Reaches Unclaimed (20 Buck Spin) Lamp Of Murmuur-Saturnian Bloodstorm (Argento Records) Ulthar-Anthronomicon (20 Buck Spin) Ulthar-Helionomicon (20 Buck Spin) Kommand–Death…

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Winter Wonder Ball 2023

Historically after the all the Summer and Fall  music festivals , basement shows , and weekend gigs the Pittsburgh Music Scene tends to hibernate. Sparked in the minds of Dream the Heavy’s Paul Dean Price III and T.K. Mundok, Winter Wonder Ball was merely an idea of how to get local bands , artists ,…

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Icarus Witch-No Devil Lived On

Immediately, even before note one, based solely on imagery and sheer intuition as a seasoned heavy metal connoisseur, one can ascertain that No Devil Lived On, the palindromic (figuratively and literally) 6th full-length studio album from Pennsylvanian traditionalists Icarus Witch, is their Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and Operation: Mindcrime all at once. So…

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Sleepwalker Ball

On October 21, I had the chance to visit the Hard Rock Cafe for my first ever Sleepwalker Ball. The show featured NeverWake with special guests Victoria Fire and Theriaca. Sleepwalker Ball is an annual charity event benefiting UPMC Children’s Hospital. This year’s fundraiser was themed as a Halloween masquerade party. There was a costume…

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Descendants of Crom – This Weekend!

Missing the days of underground music? Has the turn towards gloomy weather got you wishing you had something fun to do? Look no further, we’ve got your fix! Descendants of Crom, a Blackseed Services event, is a weekend long festival in Pittsburgh, PA that’s now on it’s fifth year. This is a gathering of the…

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Working Breed Plays the RPMS

TONIGHT ONLY! September 30th, is a once in a lifetime show you’re not going to want to miss! Working Breed, known for their own style of “art-rock”, are taking a walk down memory lane and paying homage to lead vocalist Erika June Christina Laing’s late father. It’s been 40 years since the Milwaukee power pop…

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Get Skankin’ with The Sneaky Heat Missiles’ New EP, Illusions of Sonic Brilliance

I’m not going to lie; I was never much of a ska person before. It was in my peripheral vision, but I never got up close and personal with it. At least I didn’t until the loveable crew of the Sneaky Heat Missiles snuck their way into my ears, and into my heart. Their sound…

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Wytch Hazel-IV: Sacrament

Exactly four albums deep in their career, UK metal traditionalists Wytch Hazel have blessed us with yet another noble outing. When listening to Wytch Hazel, one can immediately think of Wishbone Ash, a pre-NWOBHM act that reportedly was a large influence on Iron Maiden, their harmonized twin riffing rubbing off on a group of lads…

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Killin’ Me Makes No Apologies

Hi FAM fam, it’s yo boi the Denman here, and I have the privilege of reviewing the debut album from the Pittsburgh based punk band Killin’ Me! Let me start by saying that Pittsburgh has a pretty dang good punk scene and I am always impressed with the different punk bands it has to offer…

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