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Gaming and Music are two worlds that constantly collide in the best of ways, and Demo Demon lives in both. So what does a rap artist do when he’s got some time on his hands? Well… he creates a podcast to bring you the latest gaming news of course! From the latest releases to the craziest gaming news (Doom can be played on a pregnancy test??), Demo is helping to bridge the gap between the...

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I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t have a concrete answer to the question “What do we do now?”. This article is to give you a fair warning and hopefully a head start on changing up how you’re currently producing or consuming your music content on Facebook. With the very general statement of new music guidelines, and a lack of options stating how to license the music for the platform, Facebook might be...

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Yes, you read that right. Just when you thought 2020 had given us enough surprises we’re now getting a new Nickleback cover of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the heels of Korn‘s own version of the same song.  Seems this song about Johnny and the Devil is having it’s hay day and to be honest, I couldn’t tell you which is better but I can tell you that their two styles seem to...

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It sure is getting hot out there, isn’t it? I do not mean the weather. Before I introduce you to the next featured artists on The Bl@ck List, I feel compelled to start with a check-in first. Are you okay? How are you holding up? It takes courage to turn on the news anymore. The monumental moves made for and against us as citizens in these (somewhat) United States seem to separate us from our...

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By Chip Dominick The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost all aspects of life. It has hurt – to a varying degree – a wide variety of industries. No industry may have been hit as hard as the music industry. In this article, we will take a look at three ways that COVID-19 has devastated the music industry and four opportunities for artists to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.   THREE WAYS COVID-19 HAS...

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Call me stubborn, I know I am. Say I’m trapped in some dream world of rainbows and unicorns not looking at reality? Yeah, it’s been said before, but you know what? My hope, love, sunshine and rainbows attitude is wrapped around a spine of steel and a heart made of fire so if you aren’t ready for some hard truth of the positive type, and my own personal brand of a Come-to-Jesus moment about music...

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At the end of Martin Popoff’s excellent, poignant 2006 book about Dio titled Light Beyond The Black, a work I highly recommend to any heavy metal fan, Popoff states… “One day, Ronnie won’t be there championing the common cause — a cause dear to his heart because it’s dear to yours. Experience it and enjoy it while you can.” That was the first thing that came to mind when I read the news that Ronnie...

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Columbus, Ohio’s Weed Demon have been lurking in the shadows for about 5 years, creating and relasing a handful of recordings since their formation, including an EP and two full-length albums. The latest, Crater Maker, is an underground mine explosion that measures 6 tracks wide, 45 minutes long, and 5 kilotons in strength. This infernal pit of sludge and doom begins with a short, innocuous instrumental composition only to detonate with another, much longer and...

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It’s a tough time for those of us who are used to being out and about. It’s even worse when we’ve learned to count on the extra income from gigs, photo and video shoots, weddings, etc. With the quarantine we are all relegated to a very small fraction of our worlds right now. Many artists have taken to putting that time to good use by taking their performances online, providing online lessons and extra videos...

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If you’re like me, you like to get out and support your local music scene on a regular basis. With the Coronavirus outbreak, we don’t have that opportunity any longer for the near future. If you have children, you also may be looking for things for them to do while they are home. Below are several things you can find online that may help keep you busy and checking out some music until life gets back...

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On this week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we bring you Nazareth, Pennsylvania’s Enda Vera and their new single “Burn”. Caught somewhere between Emo and Post Hardcore bravado and brooding Post Grunge antics, “Burn” is a slow burner (no pun intended) that swells and exudes the emotions of a human being at the end of their rope. With beautiful acoustic arrangements topped with amazingly emotional and convincing vocal performances, it makes me wonder why a band of...

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On this bitter and chilly lover’s holiday evening, fans turned out respectably for an eclectic night of heavy music in what is a promising old-yet-new McKees Rocks concert hall, the current owners of The Roxian Theater apparently sparing no dollars in making it a truly special place for the live experience to happen once again. Tough-guy New Yorkers Eve To Adam got things started with a bruising session of groovy, Godsmacked hard rock, the streetwise...

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Arguably one of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s heaviest, Post Mortal Posession have just released their brand new single “Gates of Lyssa” exclusively through Slam Worldwide and boy, is it a grinding barrage of Slam and Brutal Death Metal. If Waking the Cadaver and Embryonic Devourment had invested in modern recording production, you would get a glimpse of what we have in “Gates of Lyssa”. I closed my mind while I let Post Mortal Possession bash my head...

I’ve dreaded having to compile this list for a few years now as I almost found it too daunting and risky. What would I be leaving out? Which albums would prove to be controversial inclusions? What haven’t I heard? However, in curating this roll call of greatness, I was reminded of the stylistic diversity and strength heavy metal possesses and how it seems to constantly branch out into endless tributaries. We bore aural witness to...

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ThunderStruck America’s AC/DC Tribute – Neutral Loss – Tommy Magik and the Wonderfulls take over The Crafthouse with a SOLD OUT crowd.  From elbows to shoulders, butts to backs, weaving your way through the crowd was a hard task to accomplish!  I actually got stuck behind the stage but you’ll hear no complaints from me.  I had a clear view of the action on stage and action it was!  Thunderstruck rips the stage to pieces....

Welcome to yet another year-end metal albums list, and what a 12 months it has been! Older bands and newcomers from myriad subgenres fought alongside and against each other for honor and the common hessian cause. Veteran acts said farewell and young lions bathed in baptismal, Promethean fires. Yes, I listed 80 albums this year, making for an unprecedented roll call! Paring it down proved to be far too difficult. The numerical rankings are fairly...