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  The story behind Redemption’s Cry is kind of a mysterious one. I remember that it was a warm September evening. I went down to my studio to just play my guitar. I really just wanted to play and not to write, but somehow this song was ready to be birthed. When the baby is ready to come out, there is no stopping it. So as I was noodling around I started to play this...

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  Labyrinth Within Lunacy: A Punishing Descent Into Madness Labyrinth Within Lunacy is the first single off of Post Mortal Possession‘s new album, Catacombs Of Bedlam. This song is a brutal descent into madness, with the lyrics painting a horrific unraveling of an abusively medicated mental patient losing their sanity, shackled in the depths of the institution. It truly makes a wicked pairing with the music here, and this song captures the overall theme of...

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Let’s dive into this sludgy, hard rock song and get to the bottom of what it all means.  Curtain Call Records recording artists Nocion are based in San Juan, Puerto Rico formed in 2001.   “The Grave” talks about the spoils of war, mostly the death of young, innocent children whose voices can’t be heard, mostly b/c of their age (babies). The Grave They made their graves Deaths in vain They killed them all A...

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On this week’s A Look at the Lyrics, we have an Electro-Punk-Rock band hailing from Minneapolis. Follow along as Andy of VERSION 5 gives us the meaning behind Absolute Zero. Enjoy the ride. We were inspired to write the lyrics after a few all-night caffeine and alcohol-infused writing sessions in the heart of a bitterly cold Minnesota winter. The vibe of the song had a Space-rock feel to it. We thought it’d be cool to...

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‘Fear of Faith’ by Tyrant (Official) – This Weeks Find Your MUSE Feature Coming at you from Lansing, MI this feature is out just in time to introduce you to this amazing band right before they hit the Pittsburgh, PA scene for a show March 13th at Cattivo – Tyrant | 3/13 at Cattivo With influences such as Metallica, Rush, and Lamb of God, you get a pretty good idea of the old school sound...

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Wicked Earth – “Light the Shadow” “Light The Shadow is about the Spirit of 1776. A modern interpretation is the awakening of men to the political powers that be, that doesn’t necessarily have our best interests at heart. This song represents spreading the message of freedom and keeping that fire of liberty alive in us, so that we may endure in this great country, recognizing when the elite are trying to own us through their...

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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 week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we have repeat offenders The Fading Light. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based Indie rockers just dropped a brand new video for their single “Ten Years” and we couldn’t be more excited to share it! “Ten Years” rocks with the best parts of 90’s radio such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, Sister Hazel, and even Third Eye Blind for a good measure. Emotional acoustic arrangements  and melodic interplay lay the...

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We have a very special Find Your Muse(ic) this week over here at FAM. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based guitarist Andy Oddo has been rather busy as of late and well…..everywhere to be frank. Having recently joined local Alternative Metal titans Transcendance and with his other project Victoria Fire picking up steam rather quickly, it goes without saying the music is just flowing from the man. While all of this is excellent (and believe me it is),...

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On this week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we have Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Hip Hop artist Lo and his single “One Up“. Featuring a melodic back drop and a visceral rhyme scheme, Lo holds nothing back as he exercises his demons and spills his guts about his past and battle with depression. For as much angst that hangs in the atmosphere of this gigantic track, Lo manages to somehow show that there is a light at the end...

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On this week’s Find Your Muse(ic) we have Pittsburgh based Power Metal outfit Iron Brigade and their debut single “Out of the Urn“. Featuring a blistering gallop and melodic lead guitars, Iron Brigade charge through unabashed with technical flair and melodic gusto. The band sets the perfect backdrop for singer Jared Carns to lead the way with his soulful bravado in a rather commanding and powerful vocal performance. I’ve been waiting a long time to...

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On this week’s “Find Your Muse(ic)” we have Vice Grips by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Skies of Terra. Vice Grips serves as a powerful single with exercises in emotional exorcism cast from the sounds of post-hardcore madness and metalcore groove. Opening up with a rather catchy bass lick and melodic vocals, it doesn’t take long for Skies of Terra to lure listeners in before fully capturing them with Vice Grips’ larger than life chorus. With a back...

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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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Find Your Muse(ic): Video of the Week – Silk 9 “Find My Way” Pittsburgh rock n’ roll titans Silk 9 are back at it again with their brand new video “Find My Way”. With its “light in the darkness” tinged lyrics and augmented power chords, the band pave the way for quite the emotional rocker. The track’s massive hook had inclined to wave my lighter in mournful unison with its arena ready sound and sheek...

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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...