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Check out the video from Royal Honey that they released last Friday. In my opinion, the video is a romping good time, the song itself is infectious, and by the end, it will leave you with a smile on your face “Dirty Romance” is the first single from Royal Honey’s debut CD Hype, Money And Misbehavior.  Originally released in June 2019, it was written by Dave Musick, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bob McCutcheon of...

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I’ve been a Verity White fan for somewhere between three and four years. It was originally her powerfully soulful vocal style that reeled me in and kept me coming back. The British bombshell from Cheltenham always delivers on her unique style of straight-ahead rock. Having already been familiar with the full-band version of “Inside Your Love” from the Reclaim album, this acoustic version does not disappoint. Unlike many electric guitar lines, this heavily blues-inspired guitar...

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The Fading Light was formed in Pittsburgh in 2009 by guitarist/vocalist Josh Doran after purchasing an acoustic guitar so he could get a new perspective. I’m almost never a fan of abandoning electric guitar for acoustic. In this instance, however, Josh made an excellent choice and I can find little reason to disagree. The Fading Light’s newest single, “On My Own” dropped on April 25, 2020. Starting with a synchronized bass/vocal groove, the intro very...

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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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Music is a flexible art format. There are many different sounds to make, melodies to sing, and lyrics to perfect. Though, it seems our world of harmonies has fallen flat as most music follows the same pattern and everything sounds the same. In a world of no variation is where an artist like Eilera prevails. Eilera is a French music artist. She started off her journey into music by combining Celtic music and other genres...

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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 “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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On this week’s “A Look at the Lyrics” we learn the very in depth meaning behind the song from Pittsburgh rock veterans After The Fall- “New S.A.”.  Read what lead singer Doug has to say about their new song and watch the lyric video.  Show some love, leave a comment and let us know what you think. “New S.A.” is a song about where we are as a country at this point in time.  Our...

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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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Post-hardcore kids Skies of Terra have begun to make their impression on the scene here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this past year. With an emotionally charged and diverse sound via their album Lunar, there’s a reason the name Skies of Terra has begun making its way around the City of Steel. The most notable thing about Lunar that reveals itself early on is that it is an album not afraid to wear its influences and heart...

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2019 has been an amazing year of music within the realms of independent and underground artists. With so much amazing talent that has come across my path over here at First Angel Media, I can’t help but be excited for what new music 2020 has in store! Here is my Top 10 releases of 2019 that have been in constant rotation for me and why they should be yours as well! In no particular order:...

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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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Are you a fan of blues rock? Do you often find yourself looking for guitarists who can use a wah pedal for more than just making pornographic movie theme songs? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then The Jay Trainer Band may very well be what you are looking for. The band’s latest release “A Whisper of Ruin (Deluxe Edition)” is a fifteen-track album with a lot to offer. A Whisper of...

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In a world full of synthesizers, auto-tune and drum loops it can be very easy to buy into the worn-out saying of “rock is dead”. Texas outfit Icons of Industry prove the exact opposite on their latest effort Alchemy in Waves (2nd Anniversary Edition). The Ep is a showcase of solid rock n’ roll through in through, beckoning back to the likes of Cream, Steppenwolf and Led Zeppelin while simultaneously remaining fresh and modern. The...

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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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FIND YOUR MUSE(IC):Video of The Week – Turtle Race by Working Breed Mixing a variation of soul and progressive rock; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Working Breed are making their mark with lead single “Turtle Race” from their upcoming album “Hieroglyphica”. With captivating melodic movements and time changes akin to A Perfect Circle, Working Breed guide you on an emotionally enthralled journey throughout the track as lead singer Erika croons and mourns over the loss of a relationship gone...

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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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If you were to listen to any individual song by Baltimore-based alternative rockers Night’s Edge, you may classify them as something they’re not. Their debut album, ‘Shades of Dusk‘, was released on June 29th, and each song on the record brings something unique to the table. Although not necessarily genre-fluid, I didn’t get the feeling that this was a group trying to find their sound, but rather one that knew precisely who they were. I...