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On this weeks edition of Artists Uncovered we have a whole new selection of albums, videos, and singles; with a focus on some of the latest industrial music videos. First Angel Media is dedicated to getting as much music to you as we can, so this is your weekly chance to find new favorite bands and information on their latest releases. Check out the links, preorders and more below. Psychedelic death metal band Hundred Headless...

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March was the month of thinking that there may not be any good music coming out of the USA with my ‘Import Charge’ playlist. Don’t worry though, in July I will be addressing that very question. But for this month I will be smashing a perceived stereotype of a specific genre of music with my ‘Easter Eggs’ Spotify playlist. This month is Easter and so it’s the time of year where if you attend to...

Kristen Beard

Last month I introduced you to local singer Steve Hawk.  This month there are no April fool’s jokes when it comes to the talented Kristen Beard. As with many local artists, I met her at the former Keynote Café that was located in Jeanette, PA. I have heard her play many times and always look forward to when I hear her next. Kristen is the youngest person I’ve interviewed in the short time that Humble...

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Jo Below, a melodic hard rock band based in Helsinki, Finland, recently released a brand new single, “I Confess” from their upcoming album, No Control. Inverse Records plans to release the album on April 16, 2021, and will include other songs, such as the released single “Ms. Death”. Just as “Ms. Death”, “I Confess” uses a style similar to Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Paramore with heavy low- tuned guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks. The...

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Don’t ever let Craig Douglas of Neonach, into your kitchen, cause he’ll mess with your shit. You’re there, desperately trying to muster your entry for the Great British Bake-Off, ignoring the fact that there’s literally an ocean between you and your chances, and in waltzes Craig, and he just starts messing with your shit; cause that’s what Craig Douglas does; he messes with shit. He takes things, that others may not necessarily think of as...

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On this weeks edition of Artists Uncovered we have a whole new selection of albums, videos, and singles. With so many artists submitting information to First Angel Media it would be impossible to cover it all, but we’re dedicated to getting as much music to you as we can, so this is your chance to find new favorite bands and information on their latest releases. Check out the links, preorders and more below. Polish atmospheric black...

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On this weeks edition of Artists Uncovered we have a whole new selection of music, with an emphasis on female presence in music videos, either as the star, main artist, or contributing artist. With so many artists submitting information to First Angel Media that it would be impossible to cover it all, but we’re dedicated to getting as much music to you as we can, so this is your chance to find new favorite bands and...

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Altin Gün – Yol. So, you remember when you first discovered World Music? Perhaps it was something that Peter Gabriel had gotten behind in the early 90’s. You bought a few things with WOMAD written on them, then you realized you were so far behind the curve, and there was so much of it out there; all these other countries had their own music scenes, and you didn’t know what anyone was saying on the...

Post Profit

When I do a music review, I will listen the song dozens of times, read the lyrics and then listen to it dozens of tunes again. After I have an idea of what I am going to write, I will start my review. Post Profit’s new release “When You Think It’s Right” changed all of that. I was starting my review and was watching the video before including it in the review when I knew...

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Pittsburgh natives “Royal Honey” release “Cut N Run”, the long awaited new single that rocks, rolls, rattles and shakes. Instantly you’re brought into their classic sound; the steel city grit and attitude fueled riffs and groovy, busy bass lines accompanied by ripping Bon Scott-esque vocals. The verses groove and crank a tube amp distortion that takes you back to the late 70’s and early 80’s, and the chorus slides into this singable, fist raising, howling...

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On this weeks edition of Artists Uncovered we have a whole new selection of music from all over the world. There are so many artists submitting information to First Angel Media that it would be impossible to cover it all, but we’re dedicated to getting as much music to you as we can, so this is your chance to find new favorite bands and information on their latest releases. Check out the links, preorders and more...

Endscape

Social media is something that has many good things like keeping in touch with people that we probably would not have otherwise. Conversely there is a dark side that is not discussed quite as much. You hear occasionally about people being cyber bullied. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen two people sitting at the same table not talking but engrossed in what’s happening on their phones. Endscape’s new release “Validate Me” addresses...

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                Everture, an overwhelmingly amazing, melodic, metal band from Finland, is done with their two year project, debut album, “Emerge”! The record was set to be released on March 19th of this year (2021). This five piece Finnish band has hardcore metal qualities, that are rooted in harmonious energy. The band took form back in 2015, consisting of Matti Hautakangas as main axe man, Oskari Niskala rocking the back up...

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On this weeks edition of Artists Uncovered we have a whole new selection of music from all over the world. There are so many artists submitting information to First Angel Media that it would be impossible to cover it all, but we’re dedicated to getting as much music to you as we can, so this is your chance to find new favorite bands and information on their latest releases. Check out the links, preorders and more...

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February was the month of broken romance with my ‘Love Songs?’ playlist. But this month we are sneaking across the American border with my Spotify playlist ‘Import Charge’. I know I never really paid attention to the country of origin for most bands. Sure most people, even if it was before your time, remember hearing about the ‘British Invasion’ in music. Bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were the recipients of young ladies...

Steve Hawk

Last month I introduced you to former opera singer Chelsea Ritenour.  My Humble Beginnings guest for this month’s interview was SW PA’s own Steve Hawk. I’ve been a fan of his music since I first heard him a couple years ago at the former Keynote Café in Jeanette, PA. The ironic thing of first meeting Hawk at a venue named the Keynote Café is that one of his early musical inspirations, his own grandfather Joseph...

Marimba TV

I was watching a TV show called Rosewood the other day when one of the songs in the show’s soundtrack caught my attention. I immediately had to pause the show, grab my phone and find out who performed the song. Once I found out who the artist was, as you may have guessed, I added it to one of my Spotify playlists. Unlike my monthly series “Music Makes Me”, this article is not about playlists....

Slam Band and Sam

When I think of people looking to the heavens for inspiration, it’s generally looking for a higher power’s help. But in the case of Slam Band and Sam, their new release “Black Hole” was literally inspired by NASA’s photos of a black hole taken in 2019. The song transitioned from being about a celestial object to coping with difficult times. Slam Band and Sam originated in 2018 as a five-piece band. They originally were made up...