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Alan D. Welding

COO/EIC Pittsburgh Music Magazine, Photographer, Rhetoric and Journalism Teacher, musician, artist, writer, tattoo enthusiast, animal lover.

Body Count Debut Animated "Carnivore" Video; Reveal Album Cover

Body Count, “one of the most important bands in punk rap-metal history” (Afropunk), recently announced the March 6 release of their seventh album, Carnivore (Century Media Records), have released the title track, showcasing the song with an animated video that highlights the album artwork: https://youtu.be/lAsZUtuZhIA. The album cover, and animated visualizer, […]

Expanded Book Edition of TOOL's Fear Inoculum Available Now

EXPANDED BOOK EDITION OF TOOL’S FEAR INOCULUM AVAILABLE NOW https://smarturl.it/TOOLFIEXB NEW ITERATION OF THE ALBUM INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE LENTICULAR CARDS, ADDITIONAL NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ART AND MORE Dec. 13, 2019, LOS ANGELES – Fear Inoculum – Expanded Book Edition (RCA Records), TOOL’s chart-topping, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed and now GRAMMY® nominated for Best Rock Song (“Fear Inoculum”) […]

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Tenderloins, stars and creators of truTV's Impractical Jokers to return to Pittsburgh with "The Scoopski Potatoes Tour"

Stars of Impractical Jokers Announce “The Scoopski Potatoes Tour,” An All-New Comedy Tour Launching Summer 2020 Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Friday, December 13, 2019 – The Tenderloins, creators and stars of truTV’s hit show Impractical Jokers, announced today a brand new comedy tour called […]

Human Impact (Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Swans) Release Self-Titled Debut Album on March 13 via Ipecac Recordings

LISTEN TO “NOVEMBER” NOW AS PRE-ORDERS BECOME AVAILABLE https://smarturl.it/HumanImpact “Soundtrack to a challenging future fast approaching, as futuristic as it is grounded in its sordid heritage.” – Human Impact Human Impact, the New York-based outfit that features members of Cop Shoot Cop, Unsane and Swans. issue their self-titled, […]

Fully Authorized Visual History Book "Ministry: Prescripture" Out TODAY! Band Creator Al Jourgensen Plans Signing In Chicago Friday December 13

“He’s fearless. He’s funny. He’s a diehard hockey fan. I love this man. Complete original. Can’t wait to have his book on my coffee table to make company nervous.” – Bill Burr Released today! The new fully authorized visual history book, Ministry: Prescripture, by author Aaron Tanner and published by Melodic Virtue is out now. The gorgeous […]

Courtney Barnett's Intimate Solo Tour Coming to Pittsburgh on January 27

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Barnett is taking her live show to intimate, iconic and beautiful venues around the U.S. this winter. On January 27 she will perform at The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall. Barnett will perform alone on stage accompanied by nothing but her own guitar.  The tour promises to deliver something special […]

Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek in Cinemas Worldwide on February 12, 2020

ALL-STAR HYBRID CONCERT/DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATES THE LATE RAY MANZAREK, LEGENDARY KEYBOARDIST OF THE DOORS, BRINGING TOGETHER SURVIVING DOORS MEMBERSROBBY KRIEGER & JOHN DENSMORE WITH OTHERSTO CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF MANZAREK THE ONE-NIGHT THEATRICAL EVENT PREMIERES IN CINEMASON FEBRUARY 12, 2020, MANZAREK’S BIRTHDAY  Tickets now on sale at TheDoorsFilm.com   The Doors […]

"The History Of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way" Documentary Wraps Up Tour With Industrial Supergroup Pigface; Now In Final Kickstarter Funding Phase With Perks For Contributors

“The History Of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way” DocumentaryWraps Up Tour With Industrial Supergroup PigfaceFilm Trailer About The Birth, Rise, Fall and Rebirth Of Industrial SceneWas Screened For Audiences Throughout NovemberBonus Clip Featuring Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Released TodayFilm Now In Final Round Of Funding Via Kickstarter19 Days Left […]

Presale: Five Finger Death Punch with Papa Roach, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, at PPG Paints Arena 5/14

MASSIVE SPRING 2020 U.S. ARENA TOUR ANNOUNCED WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL AND ICE NINE KILLS FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has amassed over 3 billion streams to date, over 2 billion video views and is the 3rd biggest artist in the hard rock space measured by total consumption (sales and streams) – surpassed only by Metallica and […]

Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard and Joan Jett Tour coming to Pittsburgh (PRESALE CODE INSIDE!)

Motley Crue and Def Leppard have announced a 2020 stadium tour with ’80s comrades Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. According to Loudwire.com, “Poison frontman Bret Michaels has been teasing the announcement for months now, simply stating that the band had some sort of “incredible” plans for a 2020 tour. Def Leppard has been touring pretty actively over […]

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA UNVEIL GROUNDBREAKING VERSION OF METALLICA’S “BATTERY”/ LIVE in PGH 11/29

UPCOMING METTAL EPPAYS TRIBUTE TO ICONS OF THRASH METAL WITH NEW TRACKS MADE FAMOUS BY METALLICA, MEGADETH AND SLAYERU.S. HEADLINE TOUR NOW UNDERWAYMETTAL EP ARRIVES RECORD STORE DAY, BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 “For nearly 20 years, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been marrying their love of metal with nylon-stringed acoustic guitars, releasing an […]

Zach Deputy — December 11th @ Thunderbird Cafe

Show Details:December 11th @ Thunderbird Cafe4021 Butler StPittsburgh, PA 152017:00 PM18+$14 “Zach Deputy mixes hip-hop, funk and folk, with soca and calypso, inspired by his Puerto Rican and Cruzan roots, and makes a beautiful, sunny new sound.  Don’t miss this evening with him” – NYS Music “The concept of […]

Pop Evil coming to Pittsburgh

12/04 x Pittsburgh, PA x Craft Househttps://popevil.com/tour-dates *Join us for a VERY SPECIAL Christmas edition of Pop Evil acoustic show. They will be singing your favorite Pop Evil songs along with Christmas songs.* Pop Evil released their all-new S/T LP last year and had their single “Waking Lions” go all […]