Wilder Maker debuts its new lineup on a series of U.S. dates that hits Pittsburgh on June 13th and culminates with an Aquarium Drunkard show to benefit the ACLU. The band will be taping an Audiotree Live session and releasing a new single along the way. James Joyce once said that if […]
Alan D. Welding
COO/EIC Pittsburgh Music Magazine, Photographer, Rhetoric and Journalism Teacher, musician, artist, writer, tattoo enthusiast, animal lover.
VENOM Lift The Lid On Forthcoming ‘IN NOMINE SATANAS’ – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl Boxset To Be Released May 31st (BMG Records)
CHECK OUT THE EVIL DELIGHTS HELD WITHIN ON THE UNBOXING VIDEO HERE: ALSO AVAILABLE: ‘THE NEAT ANTHOLOGY’ – GATEFOLD 22-TRACK DOUBLE LP AND 43 TRACK 2CD MEDIABOOK “These earthy historic thrills still take the breath away.” Metal Hammer “Eye-opening and earth-shattering in their cavernous onslaught.” Uncut “In the early 80s, […]
“Pioneer,” an adjective to be used carefully. Many wish they were, most are not. DIAMOND HEAD – the Stourbridge, England-born New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers – return to the world stage with a new album. The Coffin Train is at once fresh and exuberant while also being a stone-cold classic […]
Author JEREMY WAGNER’s Latest Novel, “Rabid Heart”, Named Finalist in Two Next Generation Indie Books Awards Categories
“Rabid Heart maintains a sharp, persistently moving narrative of the protagonist’s personal quandary and eventual flight. It’s immensely fun, and Rhonda Driscoll dishes out one-liners with panache…an endlessly entertaining zombie tale that checks off genre conventions with style.”– Kirkus Reviews“Rabid Heart evokes a mix of Misfits lyrics and grainy VHS […]
“The group showcases a keen gift for consuming vast swaths of pop music, digesting them simultaneously, and synthesizing them into a grandiose sound that’s so broadly appealing, it seems to contain everything that’s ever made anyone turn up a radio.” – NPR“Individual vocal stylings mesh seamlessly with elaborated harmonies […]
Punk rock trio Potty Mouth, who have been championed for their raw and energetic music by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, BBC Radio 1, Entertainment Weekly, The FADER, etc., will be performing on Friday, June 28th at Smalls Funhouse in Pittsburgh to support their 2019 North American Summer Tour with Dressy Bessy, Colleen Green and Justus Proffit. The […]
Fantasy artist and emerging NYC trio BAILEN with Hozier on 5/26 @ Benedum Center for Performing Arts
Fantasy artist and emerging NYC trio BAILEN were selected to open for Hozier on his sold-out U.S. tour this summer and will be playing with him in Pittsburgh, PA on 5/26 at the Benedum Center for Performing Arts. Rolling Stone recently gave their debut album Thrilled To Be Here a great review […]
Pix © 2019 MPap Photo Full review of the show: https://www.vindy.com/news/2019/may/21/concert-review-slayer-says-goodbye-brutal-fashion-/
On January 1, 1976 Stephen Holden of Rolling Stone magazine called the debut album by Crack The Sky “…one of year’s most impressive debuts.” Now, some 40 years later, the band cracked the charts with their highest charting debut in 40 years with their new studio album Living In Reverse. It charted at #7 Heatseekers, #31 […]
Australian trio MiddleKids who are opening for Local Natives at StageAE on June1st Their new EP New Songs For Old Problems will be released this month and they recently shared a new cut “Beliefs & Prayers.”LISTEN TO THEIR NEW SONG “BELIEFS & PRAYERS”
Iconic Frontmen Dez Fafara and Randy Blythe Officially Re-Launch SUNCULT Surf Apparel & Lifestyle Brand
In 2014, DevilDriver and Coal Chamber frontman Dez Fafara peeled off his wetsuit and sat down next to his wife Anahstasia to watch the sun disappear into the Pacific. Fresh off yet another grueling tour, he had gone to the beach to wash the road off with a surf session. As the […]
” So you want to be a rock ‘n’ roll star?Well listen now, hear what I sayJust get an electric guitarTake some timeAnd learn how to play ” The Byrds ” So you want to be a rock ‘n’ roll star? Well listen now, hear what I say […]
GLEN SOBEL and the GOON SQUAD will be rocking Sub Alpine Club (108 9th St., Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania 15145) on Thursday, July 18, 2019 (the night before the Alice Cooper concert in Burgettstown).
On the Suspending Gravity Tour, Marianas Trench brought along, DJ George Thoms, as well as New Dialogue. DJ George Thoms, played while everyone was coming in. Thoms is a DJ and producer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Legendary Mountain Drummer Corky Laing to Release New Book, “Letters to Sarah,” on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12
CORKY LAING — THE LEGENDARY DRUMMER FOR MOUNTAINAND WEST, BRUCE AND LAING – SET TO RELEASE NEW BOOK,TITLED “LETTERS TO SARAH” ON MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 12 “LETTERS TO SARAH” – CHRONICLING THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LAING’S LIFE –FEATURES EXCERPTS OF TOUCHING, MEMORABLE, HUMOROUS, INTIMATE AND HEARTFELTLETTERS […]
words and pix: Ed Thompson © 2019 Let me just start by saying this. Adeltias Way will be as big as Greta Van Fleet is in two to three years. The vocals and songwriting ability that this band has can allow this band to skyrocket with success in […]
RELEASE NEW TRACK “ECHOES OF YOU FT. ROGER JOSEPH MANNING, JR.” OFF UPCOMING ALBUM PHANTOMSOUT MARCH 1 “Since 2001, Marianas Trench has been putting out pop-influenced bops, and their newest song, “I Knew You When,” is no exception.” – Odyssey“Canadian progressive pop band Marianas Trench chronicles the trials and tribulations of a messy, passionate, and often gut-wrenching relationship.” – PopDust “The […]
05/16: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose (TICKETS // EVENT LINK) Groundbreaking 8-string guitar shredder, Sarah Longfield, got her start on YouTube, which currently has 215K subscribers. She just released her own signature 8-string guitar through Strandberg, which was debuted at the 2019 NAMM Show and was recently named one of […]
Portland-based progressive sludge metal titans LORD DYING today unveil their stunning new video for “Nearing The End Of The Curling Worm.” The track comes by way of the band’sMysterium Tremendum full-length, released late last month via Entertainment One (eOne). Filmed by Nesto [www.nesto.co], the consuming, near-six-minute clips fuses performance […]
After wrapping up a run of tour dates with Magic Giant earlier this year, Sydney, Australia’s rising alternative band Castlecomer announced that they have reworked their most successful track, “Fire Alarm,” with friends and fellow rockers Welshly Arms. Listen here. The two bands revisit the song with a […]
Pure Noise Tour 2019 (STICK TO YOUR GUNS, COUNTERPARTS, TERROR, YEAR OF THE KNIFE AND SANCTION) coming to PGH!
Pure Noise Records is proud to announce their 2019 Pure Noise Tour, featuring Stick To Your Guns, Counterparts, Terror, Year of the Knife and Sanction. Kicking off on 7/18 in Los Angeles, the tour will make its way through cities like Pittsburgh, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, New York […]
Jeremy Wagner, founder of internationally acclaimed death metal band Broken Hope, wrote his first novel about the power of heavy metal and its horrific possibilities in the wrong hands. Almost a decade later, The Armageddon Chord is being republished through Riverdale Avenue Books’ Afraid imprint with a new cover and interior […]
LAMB OF GOD Releases “Ashes Of The Wake – 15th Anniversary Edition” Today + Reveals Lyric Video for “Another Nail For Your Coffin” Watch Here via Loudwire | Order via www.lamb-of-god.com Catch LAMB OF GOD on Slayer’s Final World Tour, Leg 5: North America, Now In celebration of the 15th anniversary of LAMB OF […]
Featured on the Adult Swim Compilation Metal Swim 2North American Headlining Tour Begins This Weekend New Zealand based thrash metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY have released a brand new single ahead of their first-ever headlining tour in North America. The track, titled “Ahi Kā” premiered today exclusively via Billboard, and marks the […]
Shallow Side hailing from Alabama were Loudwire’s Best New Artist of 2016. They have released 3 EPs and coming this summer is their first full length “Saints & Sinners” produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette who has produced for the big names in rock n roll like Slash, Chevelle, Sevendust […]
FLETCHER is coming to Stage AE on Monday, May 13th in Pittsburgh, PA. She is opening for LANY. Her recent singles include “If You’re Gonna Lie” and “Undrunk”. FLETCHER recently did a live performance of “Undrunk” with Vevo.
Wake Up On Fire! Productions is proud to present YINZFEST, in its second year. The event will occur at MR. SMALL’S THEATER, FUNHOUSE, CAFAE, AND COURTYARD (multiple stages) on SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019 from NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT! While other festivals have their own unique benefits, whether to the […]
EYEHATEGOD To Kick Off Spring Tour With Negative Approach And Sheer Terror/ Pittsburgh show 5/16 @Cattivo
EYEHATEGOD continues their 4 Strikes… From The Elementary To The Penitentiary 2019 worldwide live takeover tonight in Savannah, George. From there, the band will rumble stages in Wilmington, North Carolina and Harrionsburg, Virginia before uniting with Negative Approach and Sheer Terror as well as Phobia, Disassociate, and Fuck You […]
New Dialogue(sounds like of Monsters & Men) in Pittsburgh May 14th @Mr. Smalls Theatre w/Marianas Trench
Female fronted alternative-pop quintet New Dialogue ( who sound a bit like (Paramore meets Of Monsters & Men) have a Pittsburgh show on May 14th at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The band is on tour with Marianas Trench and is touring in support of their debut EP, Teach Me How To Feel, which came out […]
Detroit hip-hop rock band Wilson (sounds like Sugar Ray) in Pittsburgh June 2nd w/Motionless in White and Atreyu
Detroit hip-hop rock band Wilson (sounds like Sugar Ray) will be in Pittsburgh on June 2nd at Smiling Moose for their tour with Motionless in White and Atreyu. The hilarious five-piece will be on tour in support of their latest full-length album Tasty Nasty, which came out last summer via RED MUSIC. The album was produced by the band and Scott […]