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Alan D. Welding

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

DISFIGURING THE GODDESS: Exclusive Guest Vocal Contest

DISFIGURING THE GODDESS creator Cameron Argon and StuffYouWillHate.com are launching the official, exclusive DISFIGURING THE GODDESS Vocal Cover Contest today here. Fans submitting entries are invited to record vocals, remakes, dance routines—or anything AWESOME with any track on DTG’s new album, Sleeper, and submit the videos as a […]

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Twitter Rants

Lamb of God is gearing up to tour North America with Dethklok and Gojira and will hit Pittsburgh’s Stage AE August 23. Until we get the chance to catch them live again, PMM highly recommends you go to lead singer Randy Blythe’s twitter @lambvox. Here are some outtakes […]

MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions

The 5th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience, is proud to announce the 2012 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Living The Dream Foundation. Beginning Thursday, […]

Battlecross Join Trespass America Festival

Detroit, MI thrashers BATTLECROSS are currently making waves across the United States as the next big thing in heavy metal while touring with the Occupation Domination tour. BATTLECROSS will continue to slay the states with Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn through the tour’s […]

Marshall Headphones On The Road Videos

Just stumbled upon these really cool videos with The Eagles of Death Metal frontman, Jesse Hughes: “Ever wondered what it takes to make legendary gigs happen around the world? This September, Marshall Headphones presents On the road, a documentary series produced by Vice Media. Presented by Jesse Hughes, […]

RIP Adam Yauch

Although not necessarily directly relating to the genre that is typically reported about here at PMM.com, The Beastie Boys Adam Yauch (MCA) was a fantastic and influential musician. Many of The Beastie Boys songs crossed over into heavy/punk/metal/rock territory. Anyone in the age range of 30-45 certainly have […]

Shawn Economaki No Longer with Stone Sour

Corey Taylor announced yesterday via twitter: “As some of you might have heard but I’ll confirm it: Shawn Economaki is no longer with Stone Sour. We wish him luck in the future.” Economaki had been absent during their last tour due to personal reasons. Apparently, Jim Root (guitarist) […]

GWAR Back to the Studio

After losing guitarist Cory Smoot and retiring the character Flattus Maximus, it appears that GWAR are ready to look for a new guitarist and head back to the studio, “Faced with the daunting task of finding a new Scumdog who can match the standard of excellence the band […]

Red Lamb featuring Dan Spitz & Dave Mustaine

What happens when you collide some of the biggest heavy metal musicians to shout the truth to the world? You start a new band called RED LAMB. Dan Spitz, formerly of Anthrax, and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, who together have sold records approaching 50 million copies, are telling […]

The 3rd Annual CALIFORNIA MUSIC INDUSTRY SUMMIT

TraMaí Entertainment is hosting the 3rd Annual California Music Industry Summit (CMIS) at The Hilton Hotel in Downtown Oakland on June 8 –9th, 2012. CMIS is a national and international conference that is “The Ultimate Platform for all Genres of Music!”. Taking place over two days and nights, […]