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The story behind “Shine Again” is very personal.  In 2015, my band at the time had grown to its biggest stature in its 10-year history.  We were playing to capacity crowds, our latest album had been positively reviewed internationally, and we were writing the best songs of our time together. However, in December 2015, both of my parents became extremely ill.  My father nearly passed away from pneumonia and my mother’s weight had dwindled near...

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania rockers The Crowning just dropped their brand new single “All I Want”. With blistering melodic tendencies and soaring vocals, the band waste no time gripping your brain and not letting go. With an amazing backdrop musically and a massive yet emotional chorus, The Crowning more than prove their salt here. Somewhere between hard rock and indie flare, The Crowning find a unique yet familiar sound that will keep you coming back for more!...

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On this weeks “A Look at the Lyrics” we give you an inside view to the meaning behind Conflict Cycle – Dark Days Ahead “Dark Days Ahead is about the messed up political and social environment we currently live in. We are repeating similar mistakes made throughout history, like the whole tactic of “bread and circus” used by the Roman oligarchy to distract people from the ensuing collapse. Today, instead of bread and circus, we...

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On this weeks “A Look at the Lyrics” we give you an inside view to the meaning behind The Anxious Hearts “Sadness“. “The story behind this song is that Jordan, the founder, guitarist, and singer originally wrote it with his ex wife about a troubled relationship. Originally the main lyrics were written from Jessica with the wife’s perspective and focused on feeling sad from a fight and feeling like she does everything wrong. The rap...

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Chip & The Charge Ups is using this opportunity to spread the holiday spirit to those in need in its hometown. The band has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Under this partnership, the band will donate profits from the sale of Black and Gold Christmas t-shirts to the Food Bank. Chip & The Charge Ups Black and Gold Christmas   “Coming back to the 412, I got all my presents bought Mom...

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On this weeks “A Look at the Lyrics” we give you an inside view to the meaning behind The Recasts – Zombies Everywhere.   “The song is about returning from combat, which is what I tapped into being both a combat veteran as well as a Behavioral Health leader.  PTSD is a hell of a thing for anyone to go thru. This is a snapshot of a combination of everything.”  – The Recasts   ZOMBIES...

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On this weeks “A Look at the Lyrics” we give you an inside view to the meaning behind FUBAR – Junk We are usually a funky reggae rock/ ska punk band but this particular song is loud, fast and about as punk rock as it gets. It’s easily our heaviest song by far and starts with a slamming fast drum beat and a shredding guitar solo! The song itself is about heroin and the current...

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On this weeks “A Look at the Lyrics” we give you an inside view to the meaning behind Icons of Industry – “When the Sky Fell” The song itself is about the end of the world and the glorious return of the King Messiah Jesus at the last day. The details come from the Christian scriptures and are taken as prophecy that will come to pass. The Lord Jesus ascended to heaven after he was...

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Find Your Muse(ic): Video of the Week Losing September – “Rise of the Loser” Alternative metal heads and modern day pirates, Losing September, have recently dropped the video for their anthemic single “Rise of the Loser”. The title strikes a chord with the band, aptly sharing a name with their popular music festival held each year in Indiana and giving glory to bands that come from all over to join them. Coming in with big...

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This weeks Find Your MUSE(ic) feature is Sleep, a track from the upcoming release “Jaywalking Somnambulist” by 9 Stitch Method. These guys have been making waves and it’s no surprise. With the ability to take you through a roller coaster of emotions with dark, emotionally driven music that doesn’t follow the ‘industry standard’ of easily ingested lyrics and simple riffs, they weave a web of tortured dreamland with “Sleep” that exists only in the minds...

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Find Your MUSE(ic): The Fading Light – “I Will” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania alternative rockers The Fading Light recently dropped a new video for their single “I Will” and boy is it a scorcher. The track tells the tale of a long distance relationship as it wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve throughout the heavily acoustic arrangement. Sorrowful, yet full of hope, “I Will” is sure to tug on the heart strings and having listeners everywhere wondering...

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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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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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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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A rock band out of Pittsburgh, Pa, Big Atlantic has an enormous sound and high energy on the stage. Check out this live performance video from their set during the Millvale Music Festival! It’s great to bring you live footage that shows just what these guys are made of! Summer storms shut down stages all over Pittsburgh that day  – but the skies parted for Big Atlantic to do their thing. While they can be found playing stages all...

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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...