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  Having formed in 2003, The Breathing Process are a band that has endured myriad changes in terms of personnel and style. From the title to the actual content, Samsara, the band’s third album and first in six years, sounds and reads to be an allegory for their cyclical nature. https://thebreathingprocess.bandcamp.com/ Vocals either hiss like locusts or roar like bears awakened from hibernation. Guitars die, decay, and are reborn, in triplicate no less. Cryogenic keyboards...

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Horehound – Pittsburgh, Pa – Genre: Stoner/Doom This week’s featured video comes from the band Horehound. They’re an underground scene favorite in Pittsburgh that has made it clear that they’re showing the rest of the world what they can do! Forming in 2015, they brought a unique sound one year later with their self titled album and they haven’t stopped there! Holocene is due out November/December (stay tuned to their page for more details) and this time they’re releasing...

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  I heard the whirring blades and tank treads in the distance. I caught a glimpse of the colossal, titanium abattoir rolling over the defilers and gluttons and tyrants. I heard their screams as the killing machine gurgled in satisfaction. I saw its four operators grin approvingly. Post Mortal Possession are the band that devoured Cannibal Corpse, butchered Cattle Decapitation, and buried Six Feet Under, all with a handful of material in their war chest....

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We have a brand new, early release of a project coming to you from separate countries! Pittsburgh, Pa and Brazil have teamed up to bring you South of Clarity!! Their Brand New Video is a perfect example of how amazing music unites! This project is so new, you’re going to have to keep tabs on them because their pages are just getting rolling – but we couldn’t wait to share on of our favorite Pittsburgh metal...

Vermithrax are what American power metal used to be: gritty, salt-of-the-earth, lead-heavy, fast, melodic, and built for war. Their recently hatched full-length debut album (after a widely circulated EP that was released in 2013), Imperium Draconus, continues Vermithrax’s glory-bound crusade with a dragon-lunged singer in imposing, stout-hearted captain Chris Roy to lead them. Nothing has ever been rote about Vermithrax’s brand of power metal, and Imperium Draconus is no exception. There is no tedious, derivative...

The endurance trial of seismic shifts, dinosaur stampedes, and lightning storms continued in what is still an unassuming venue in Lawrenceville’s Cattivo. Who would be left standing come 1 a.m. was a question that was on the minds of performers, attendees, and observers such as myself. Day 2 saw a more eclectic lineup than Day 1. Pittsburgh’s Urns fired the opening shots of day 2 with a slow, atmospheric set of death-infused black doom. Intelligent,...

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Who is Katie Simone and why should you care? Only one of Pittsburgh’s best-kept musical secrets. Katie has been one of the most sought-after and recommended singers in the Pittsburgh area for quite some time. And she’s working on her first solo release! I have gotten to see Katie work her magic live twice recently, once in a cover band she’s in and once rocking her own material. This review is for her original material....

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  Named after a god from Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian mythos, the Descendants of Crom festival entered its second year of doom-centric celebration late Friday afternoon to what was initially a sparse crowd in Lawrenceville’s Cattivo. Now a 2-day event, the fest–a joint effort between local label Blackseed Records and website Riff Relevant–was loaded with an array of acts that ultimately belong to the Church of Black Sabbath. Yet, the realms of doom...

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We’ve been asked, “How do you decide what bands to run or videos to use?”. Starting with this weeks video we’re going to try to give you a little background. The videos we use aren’t always the newest but they mean something to us. These aren’t random bands, they’re bands that we have found ourselves and have something that draws us to them. Each staff member has a say in who gets picked and we’re...

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Shrouded in Neglect  is this weeks staff pick, coming to you from Pittsburgh, PA. They are a self proclaimed “Punch You in the Face Metal” band who has been bringing neck breaking, head banging, stage shredding metal to all types of stages and have opened for some rather big names. They released their debut EP, “The Haunting”, in 2014 and have followed it up with the recent release of “Kill All Humans”. This five piece brings...

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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