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Texas has been a breeding ground for amazing talent (as it always has); and indie rock lads Black Hole Bears are no different. Having released their debut self titled EP earlier this year, the boys have put the pedal to the metal and hit the ground running. If you are looking for something rigid, experimental, and abrasive…..I’m here to inform you Black Hole Bears may not be the fix your looking for. If you’re looking...

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Find Your Muse(ic)/#findyourmuse Skippy Ickum – “Almost Famous” Today on Find Your Muse we look back at ” Almost Famous” by the infamous king of horrorcore, Skippy Ickum. Starting off with a somber hook, Ickum hypnotizes the listener before dragging them under with his barrage of technical bars and vulgar, yet introspective lyrics. Covering a wide array of topics from the hustle and grind of the starving artist to media censorship, “Almost Famous” hits hard...

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“Beyond the Glow” by Greywalker is this weeks Find your MUSE(ic) video feature! In recent years Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Greywalker have started to become something of a household name amongst the ranks of it’s metal scene. The band’s new music video “Beyond the Glow” is a pretty damn good representation as to why the band’s popularity is spreading like wild fire. Ranging from the pseudo-metalcore tendencies of Darkest Hour to the Gothenburg melodeath of At the...

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This week on Find Your Muse(ic) we take a look at the song “Claudia” by Delaware’s seafaring beast Bastion’s Wake. Featuring chunky dropped tuned alt metal, enriched guitar melodies, and symphonic elements…it is a welcome change of pace in the world of metal we have today. What will catch the ear most about “Claudia” is the intense harmonious vocals featured in the track. The vocals act almost as another instrument as beautiful 3 part harmonies...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania doom dwellers “Salt the Snail ” have just released a trippy new video for their single “Nightcrawlers“. Featuring a single riff that elevates and cascades throughout the track, the title is more than fitting for the composition the band have comprised. With haunting vocals that wouldn’t be out of place on a Radiohead track and a sound akin to Tool at their grimmest, “Nightcrawlers” is a slow burner for sure, but certainly worth...

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Catharsis is an amazing thing as it comes in all shapes, sounds, and sizes. Sometimes the process leads to an angelic beauty of release while other times turning into a violent purging of sorts. Illinois based one man experimental cyber-grind outfit Fetish Hotel opts to put both in a blender all the while laughing maniacally on his new record “Ding Dong Ditcher“. “Ding Dong Ditcher” is just that. A cathartic record that purges everything negative...

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Feast on the Fallen – “Boneyard” This week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we are rocking “Boneyard” by Steel City’s Feast on the Fallen. “Boneyard” comes in like a 10 ton hammer and sledges away for its 4 minute duration, waking up the dead in the process. Metallic hardcore laced with it’s murky death metal vibe pulses and churns as the band pummels their victims to rubble. People have been waiting for the zombie apocalypse, Feast on...

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Find your MUSE(ic) is back! After taking some time to run contests and announce some really cool things happening for us, we’re starting the weekly video feature to bring you new artists! Starting back, we’re bringing you something a little different – Demo Demon’s Vendetta. Some experimental rap that’s been getting mixed into metal shows around our area. Off the beaten path, in the realms of the underground, and that’s why we like it! The...

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  I needed to step away from everything, to take a moment to breathe, because what I had just seen had me on the verge of tears… It’s not often that you discover a band as soon as they form and have the opportunity to watch them every step of the way. You become invested emotionally in the things they do, you take the journey with them. Through their music and social media you watch...

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Like your metal with a touch of ambience and proggy djent? Maybe some mentally deranged and psychotic vocals served on the side? New Chicago based outfit “Psithurism” have just released their debut EP and it might just be the flavor your looking for……. The guys waste little to no time getting down to what they are all about. Djent flavored metalcore with just the right amount of technical flair, Psithurism have certainly produced a tasty...

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Sometimes you come across an album so dense it takes you and pushes you out in front of the proverbial bus. Sometimes you find an album so heavy and caustic you can’t help but wonder how someone could create something that dark. Well ladies and gentlemen, Alberta’s grind mathematicians Spurn have delivered just that album with their release “Comfort in Nothing”. “Comfort in Nothing” wastes no time sucking you in for the sonic assault that...

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What Goes Around is a short, fun, film created by John Huxley and Trevor Richards, premiering on First Angel Media April 10, 2019. It’s a way to celebrate #recordstoreday and the music scene in Pittsburgh, Pa in general using various artists in the scene. It also marks the start of our YouTube channel and a new section on our website – “Fan First” which is designed to bring you new video content exclusive to or...

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Haven State Progressive Rock/Metal “Finite” Haven State has just released “Finite”, a compelling blend of intensity and smooth vocals. They’ve taken something light, kept the heavier aspects and mixed in some of a wanderlust aspect to create a new and appealing sound. Having seen them live I can say that they’ve hit the mark on showing listeners the passion they bring to everything they do with this mesmerizing music video. The single is now available...

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Redson – Hard Rock – Pittsburgh “Throwing Stones” Redson seems to be everywhere you look these days – and that makes sense because when they hit the stage they give their all! These guys are hard rock and have a slightly dark twist with the vocals in their video ‘Throwing Stones’. This band has created a song about bullying, a needed message in today’s world. A rather cool take on a mix of live and produced video...

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Featured Video of the Week: SIKES and the New Violence – Whatever I Want – Genre: Hip Hop This week we’re deviating just a little bit… did you notice? Yes, this is a hip hop video, more than likely the only one you’re going to see here. So, why would a company that brings you Rock and Metal do this? Probably because this particular artist has a huge tie-in to the Metal genre. SIKES is the lead...

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Alter The Design has been taking steps in the right direction! Not only sharing the stage with well known names but also changing direction with an updated sound for their upcoming release Undivided. Due out December 11th the December 8th show with Puddle of Mudd will be how they celebrate!! As an added bonus, new merchandise and physical copies of Undivided will be available at the show. That’s a full THREE DAYS before anyone else can grab them...

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Featured Video of the Week: Homicide Black – Heavy Metal – Pittsburgh, Pa This weeks featured video is from Homicide Black – their third release from the brand new EP The Road to Hell.  Usually known for lyrical storytelling just as much as their crushing metal, We Will Remain shows the diversity of these multi-talented professionals. This is relaxed, softer, yet still dark and beautiful. This style of video allows the music to take center stage. Don’t be fooled, these...

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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...