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Alan D. Welding

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

Gregory Pepper and His Problems Debuts

It started with a single drawing in Gregory Pepper’s notebook. An ominous, triangular mountain made of geometric shapes, vaguely resembling a skull. He started drawing lots of them, carelessly and quick. Someone asked “what is that thing you keep drawing” and he confidently replied: Crystal Skull Mountain. A […]

My Jerusalem To Release New LP

“Nobody ever paid money to see Harry Houdini escape being buried alive” says My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein. “They wanted the small chance of seeing him killed by the weight of the earth on top of him.” Behold the concept behind Preachers, the second full-length release […]

311 Gets Down With the Burgh

311 invaded Pittsburgh yesterday with supporting acts Slightly Stoopid and The Aggrolites. Stage AE had a serious party vibe going with three bands that rely heavily on reggae inspired riffs and melodic dance trips. Once 311 hit the stage the crowd was completely tuned in and turned on […]

INHALE EXHALE to release Movement October 9th

Cleveland post-hardcore rockers INHALE EXHALE are pleased to announce an October 9th release date for Movement, their anticipated fourth album and first with new label Red Cord Records. Movement marks the band’s first new material since a brief hiatus following the release of 2009’s Bury Me Alive. It’s […]

AUGUST BURNS RED announce holiday album details

After releasing an amped-up cover of a holiday classic in each of the past four years, genre giants AUGUST BURNS RED are officially announcing details on their oft-rumored full-length Christmas album: August Burns Red presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album. The 13-track release features not only fresh takes […]

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God Issues Statement

RANDY BLYTHE OFFICIAL STATEMENT Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now that I am out for […]

Nathan K. (Of Stepdad) Releases New Album

Nathan K. is an experimental folk musician from Michigan. His debut record “Newspapers & Prayers” was recorded by veteran producer/engineer Jim Roll (Breathe Owl Breathe, Frontier Ruckus, Chris Bathgate). Over the past few years, Nathan has played hundreds of shows, touring the US non-stop and garnering significant attentionin […]