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Hey Pittsburgh – Wanna go for a drive?? Pittsburgh’s own Leprosy is set to take to the stage at 2020 Rage Fest at Mohawk Place in Buffalo, New York on August 15th – along with Inoculation, Vile Tyrant, and Buffalo’s own Debrained. Leprosy was formed in 1988 in Pittsburgh PA since then they have been storming stages with their gore inspired stage presents, horror filled lyrics and violating fans eardrums. If you’re in the Buffalo...

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Today I’m here to talk about my favorite albums of all time that would be the industrial/electric Rock album by Celldweller. This album is called End of an Empire that came out all the way back in 2015. This album comes out in four sections, “Time”, “Love”, “Dreams” and “Death”. This album has a mixture of some storytelling sections along with its music, so if you have the deluxe edition of the album you’re looking...

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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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I never realized how much I missed Hair Metal until I listened to Wildstreet’s latest single, “Born To Be”. To once again hear a song with a motorcycle engine revving is oddly satisfying. Especially when it’s followed by synchronized bass and drums with the inevitable chainsaw guitar fast on their heels. While totally predictable given the genre, it’s still ever so gratifying, simultaneously providing a trip down memory lane and a little something new for...

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Bare-chested leather jacket enthusiasts everywhere rejoice… European polynational super group Lucifer are back with “Lucifer III”. They have eschewed their previous vintage tube amp cream laden sound for a sound even creamier with even more vintage tube amps. Grab your inexplicable leather police hat and slip into the reddest lipstick you can find while we take a look at this 1973 party rocker that actually came out in 2020. *AHEM* To be honest when I...

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On this week’s Find You Muse(ic) we have groove masters Paradigm and their lyric video “Die Trying“. With sounds akin to that of Pantera and Machine Head, “Die Trying” proves to be a heavy hitter packed with fantastic riffs that serves as a tribute to our men and women in the armed forces. The lyric video displays personal pictures of various troops and soliders from the United States military  submitted by fans, creating a visual...

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“Donny Brook” is the latest single released by Artwork for the Blind. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Artwork for the Blind is a metal quartet whose current line-up consists of Sean Curry on lead vocals, Sol. E. Williams on guitar and backing vocals, Michael Hoehn on bass and backing vocals, and Larry Myers on drums. They are currently in the studio finishing up their 3rd full-length album, which is, as of yet, untitled. Ahead of the...

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On this week’s “A Look at the Lyrics” we learn the very personal meaning behind Awake from A Common Crown.  I spoke with front woman Jennifer Craven and she describes the song being about a 3 day bender and how she overcame the demons pulling her into the darkness.  Listen along to the lyric video and pick up a copy of their new CD “The Reckoning” When I was in high school I was some...

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Kittanning, Pennsylvania based rock outfit A Common Crown have been pretty busy as of late, dropping their new single “Awake” recently and slating to release their upcoming album The Reckoning this weekend. Their rise in the Pittsburgh scene has been somewhat of a slow burner, having really branched out within the last year and establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with (no pun intended). Having already started with top notch musicians; they have...

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The ground was shaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the night on January 11th at Cattivo. Twist of Fate Productions rang in the new year with one banger of a show that surely marks one of the best line-ups the company has put together in its short but prolific existence. To be point blank, if you missed this show, you missed something magical. Obviously it’s winter (despite the lack of snow and being handed copious amounts...

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This past Saturday was a double dose of great music. I went to Jergels in Pittsburgh to photograph the well known Lez Zeppelin band. I had not looked at the lineup before I arrived so wasn’t aware they had an opener. I’ve checked out a lot of bands in the Pittsburgh area but had not heard of Storm Dragon before. The band did not know that I was coming to the show and as soon...

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Gator Shakes is a band you’ve probably seen on a flier or two if you’re a follower of the Pittsburgh metal scene. After a memorable performance at Deutschtown Music Festival and a conveniently-timed epidemic of alligators running wild in the city streets, Gator Shakes has been shrouded in a fog of intrigue and mystery. To cap off an active summer, they unveiled a 7-track album on August 24th with a release party at Cattivo. There...

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On Friday, September 13th, Chicago-based progressive deathcore act Psithurism released a new single titled Bloodlust. While the track maintains the style I’ve come to expect from the band, there’s a bit more genre-fusion when compared to their self-titled EP from earlier this year. The EP was filled with brutal, battering riffs, a mixed bag of bone-crushing screams from vocalist Matt Matigian, and ambient sections designed to build anticipation and anxiety. Bloodlust contains those same elements,...

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When a band describes themselves as “progressive grunge rock with metal, punk, blues, jazz and mathcore influences” it leaves a lot to the imagination as to what exactly that combination of influences results in. Is this a band that sounds like Cobain fronting a jazz quartet with a denim clad thrash guitarist cranking a Randall amp and screaming about algebra? In the instance of Baltimore, MD rockers Malander Words Unspoken,the answer to that question is...

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My first observation of Pittsburgh Crossover heavyweights, Crooked Cobras newest release: “Appetite for Distraction” was the eye catching and colorful album art, though, who isn’t a sucker for Reapers and hypnosis? The opening track, “Dead Eye” strikes me as the quintessential thrash anthem, with their hard hitting dual guitars provided by frontman Ray Kolcun and guitarist Bill Jasper. The third track “Midnight Driver” with its early era punk opening bass line got my blood pumping...

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In two weeks time, 9 Stitch Method will release their second full-length album, “Jaywalking Somnambulist“. It’s been a good year for the band, from joining the Brutal Business Entertainment roster, to opening shows for national headliners such as Trapt (along with a plethora of other shows both in and outside of Pittsburgh). The bottom line is, they’ve shown a lot of growth this year, and what better way to top it all off than with...

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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...