August Burns Red Gives Altar Bar One Last Performance

Story/Photos David Mondine As most Pittsburgh natives have heard, one of the best venues in the area was closing down at the end of July, but there was going to be a final farewell that would definitely fit Altar Bar’s ten years of service by having a weeks’ worth of shows to make up for … Continue reading August Burns Red Gives Altar Bar One Last Performance

I Prevail @ Altar Bar on July 31st

Detroit rock band I Prevail  recently announced a headline North American tour, which will stop in Pittsburgh for a show at Altar Bar on July 31st I Prevail gained global notoriety in early 2015 with a massively successful cover of Taylor Swift’s hit “Blank Space,” which garnered a Top 20 slot on the Active Rock Radio charts, mass … Continue reading I Prevail @ Altar Bar on July 31st

EMMURE Announce New Album; ‘Eternal Enemies’/ Altar Bar PGH 3/7

2013 was a landmark year for EMMURE. The band played Rockstar Mayhem Festival, toured relentlessly with Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, and We Came As Romans. EMMURE also expanded their global presence, headlining theImpericon Never Say Die! Tour across Europe, as well as playing in South America, Russia, Israel, Japan, Australia, and more. The band also sculpted their seventh (and sixth for Victory) full length … Continue reading EMMURE Announce New Album; ‘Eternal Enemies’/ Altar Bar PGH 3/7

Reggie and The Full Effect at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

From The Get Up Kids to a stint with My Chemical Romance,  keyboardist James Dewees, is a one man wrecking crew.  Not that he came alone to Altar Bar in Pittsburgh on Saturday night February 15, 2014, but he has proven himself to be a hilarious force to be reckoned with.  Since the mid 1990's Dewees has … Continue reading Reggie and The Full Effect at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

DELAIN First Song Sample From The Human Contradiction Available

DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal Fans with their fourth albumThe Human Contradiction, but also will bring listeners new to the genre. The first audio sample for the The Human Contradiction has been made available today.  The sample is of the song "Your Body is a Battleground" which features special guest Marco Hietala (Nightwish).  Check out the … Continue reading DELAIN First Song Sample From The Human Contradiction Available

Tribal Seeds Announce Spring Headlining REPRESENTING Tour/Altar Bar PGH 3/30

"Their fun, positive, socially conscious music resonates with everyone who hears it. [...]  'Representing' should only solidify them as one of the nation's premiere reggae rock bands." - NBC San Diego   "Tribal Seeds are still at the top of the game. Their addictive roots-inspired sound is always catchy and  fits in perfectly with the vocal style" - Music … Continue reading Tribal Seeds Announce Spring Headlining REPRESENTING Tour/Altar Bar PGH 3/30

MTV Premieres Exclusive Album Stream of We Are The In Crowd’s “Weird Kids”/Altar Bar PGH 2/26

Premiere Exclusive Full "Weird Kids" Album Stream Exclusively on MTV, here: www.WeAreTheInCrowd.mtv.com "Weird Kids" to Release Via Hopeless Records Feb. 18th  Pre-Order Bundles Available Here. Best Buy Exclusive Pre-Order featuring 2 Bonus Tracks Available Here.   Music Video for "The Best Thing (That Never Happened)" Currently In Rotation on MTV, MTV Hits, MTV2 and mtvU. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/BFqtasnu7y8 "One of the Most Highly Anticipated … Continue reading MTV Premieres Exclusive Album Stream of We Are The In Crowd’s “Weird Kids”/Altar Bar PGH 2/26

SKATERS: Debut “Manhattan” Out Feb. 25th/Live in PGH Altar Bar 4/2

SKATERS Releases First Video in Weekly Getting To Know You Series Confirmed for SXSW, Spring Headlining Tour    "Miss Teen Massachusetts (Magic Man Remix)"   Premieres      with Neon Gold Debut Album Manhattan Drops February 25th NYC-based SKATERS has just released the very first video, "Shredding" for their new weekly Getting to Know You series. The band recorded a string of videos to lead up to the … Continue reading SKATERS: Debut “Manhattan” Out Feb. 25th/Live in PGH Altar Bar 4/2

Chimaira, iwrestledabearonce, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, and Reflections Show How It’s Done at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

What could be said to be one of the best hardcore line-ups on tour currently, Chimaira stacked the deck  last Wednesday night at Altar Bar Pittsburgh.  With well known and diverse talents such as iwrestledabearonce, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, and Reflections the place was packed to the rafters and supported a pretty intense mosh … Continue reading Chimaira, iwrestledabearonce, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, and Reflections Show How It’s Done at Altar Bar Pittsburgh

ASSASSINS DEBUT NEW SINGLE, PRE ORDERS LIVE

ASSASSINS DEBUT NEW SINGLE "IN GOD YOU TRUST" - LISTEN HERE "War Of Aggression" Due Out 3/18/14 PRE ORDERS NOW LIVE On Tour With Carnifex This Winter! ASSASSINS have debuted a brand new single titled "IN GOD YOU TRUST," on the heels of announcing their new label home last week. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN The band recently announced … Continue reading ASSASSINS DEBUT NEW SINGLE, PRE ORDERS LIVE

SKATERS Announce Spring Headline Tour/Altar Bar PGH 4/2

New York City's very own SKATERS have announced that they will hit the road for a spring headlining tour presented by FILTER in support of their debut albumManhattan, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25th. Following appearances at SXSW 2014, the tour will begin in Santa Ana, Calif., on March 18th and finishes up in Philadelphia on … Continue reading SKATERS Announce Spring Headline Tour/Altar Bar PGH 4/2

THE OCEAN Prepares For Co-Headlining Tour With Scale The Summit/Altar Bar PGH 3/26

In just over a month, THE OCEAN will be returning to North America for the first time since last year's Summer Slaughter takeover. Sponsored by MetalSucks, the journey will commence on March 5th in Seattle, include two performances in Austin, Texas at SXSW and finds the band co-headlining with Prosthetic Recording artists Scale the Summit. Additional support will be … Continue reading THE OCEAN Prepares For Co-Headlining Tour With Scale The Summit/Altar Bar PGH 3/26

DELAIN Confirm Special Guest Vocalists on The Human Contradiction

DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal Fans with their fourth albumThe Human Contradiction, but also will bring listeners new to the genre. The band revolving around the supreme Charlotte Wessels have confirmed two special guests for their upcoming release.   The first guest vocalist is Marco Hietala of Nightwish/Tarot, he provides guest vocals on the … Continue reading DELAIN Confirm Special Guest Vocalists on The Human Contradiction

The Amity Affliction Hit The Studio/4.22 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

The Amity Affliction returned to the studio this week to begin recording their fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2012's Chasing Ghosts. The band also posted a video update to let fans know what's going on with them, and you can watch it right now on our site! The Amity Affliction will be on tour with … Continue reading The Amity Affliction Hit The Studio/4.22 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

AER hit Pittsburgh – Feb 16 @ Altar Bar

Boston’s own Aer will be performing at Altar Bar on February 16th.  Aer recently released their self-titled sophomore album, Aer, which hit #5 on the iTunes Album Charts, PRESS HERE to watch the video for “Says She Loves Me” and PRESS HERE to watch an acoustic cut of “Spades, Clubs and Diamonds” At just 20 years old and a completely DIY operation, David and Carter have shared … Continue reading AER hit Pittsburgh – Feb 16 @ Altar Bar

TERROR ANNOUNCED FOR VANS WARPED TOUR 2014/@Altar Bar PGH 3/31

Hardcore legends, TERROR, have officially announced that they will be performing all summer long on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. Don’t miss TERROR as they play hits from their entire catalog, including tracks off of their latest album, Live By The Code. See a full list of Warped Tour dates here and check out the music videos for “Live By The Code”, “The … Continue reading TERROR ANNOUNCED FOR VANS WARPED TOUR 2014/@Altar Bar PGH 3/31

eOne Music / Good Fight Music Signs Assasins

Detroit Metalcore act ASSASSINS have signed a North American record deal with eOne Music / Good Fight Music and plan to release a brand new LP titled "War Of Aggression" on March 18th, 2014. Frontman Todd Jansen weighs in on the news with an official statement: "It is truly a humbling experience to have all of our hard work recognized, … Continue reading eOne Music / Good Fight Music Signs Assasins

SNOCORE CANCELED: THE PRETTY RECKLESS FORCED TO PULL OUT OF ‘THE SNOCORE TOUR’ DUE TO ILLNESS

Taylor Momsen and her band THE PRETTY RECKLESS have unfortunately been forced to pull out of the forthcoming SnoCore Tour, which they were set to headline this year.  Due to acute laryngitis and walking pneumonia,Taylor Momsen has been placed on vocal rest for the time being. Originally set to kick off 1/29 in Lincoln, NE, The SnoCore Tour--a celebration of music and winter sports also featuring Heaven’s Basement, … Continue reading SNOCORE CANCELED: THE PRETTY RECKLESS FORCED TO PULL OUT OF ‘THE SNOCORE TOUR’ DUE TO ILLNESS

CHIMAIRA comes to Pittsburgh/Altar Bar Feb 5

Chimaira w/ Fit For An Autopsy and Reflections supporting Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar 2/5/2014 Watch their video for 'All That's Left is Blood' >>>>> WATCH HERE   To live in Cleveland, Ohio, more of a sunken hole than a driven notch in the Midwest rustbelt, is to not only encounter, but embrace the crippling winters, the broken … Continue reading CHIMAIRA comes to Pittsburgh/Altar Bar Feb 5

We Are The In Crowd Release New Song, “Windows In Heaven”

Stream "Windows In Heaven" here:bit.ly/1gjKGJC Purchase on iTunes here: bit.ly/1b1bXJ8  "Weird Kids" Set To Release via Hopeless Records on February 18th Pre-Order Bundles Available Here. Best Buy Exclusive Pre-Order featuring 2 Bonus Tracks Available bit.ly/1dwerSI   We Are The In Crowd have released "Windows In Heaven," the next new song off their upcoming album, "Weird Kids,"which will be released on February 18th via Hopeless Records. Fans can stream "Windows … Continue reading We Are The In Crowd Release New Song, “Windows In Heaven”

DELAIN to Release The Human Contradiction April 8th/ Altar Bar Pgh 9/14/14

DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal Fans with their fourth albumThe Human Contradiction, but also will bring listeners new to the genre. Today the band revolving around the supreme Charlotte Wessels are revealing the cover artwork and track listing for their new masterpiece.   The album will be released in North America on April 8th via … Continue reading DELAIN to Release The Human Contradiction April 8th/ Altar Bar Pgh 9/14/14

SnoCore Begins Next Week, Additions to Lineup – Feb 17 Pittsburgh Date

EMPIRE STREET JOINS LINE-UP WHICH INCLUDES HEAVEN’S BASEMENT, THE LETTER BLACK, CROBOT AND ONE LUCKY WINNING BAND FROM EACH MARKET The SnoCore Tour, a celebration of music and winter sports, is back after a two-year absence and kicking off on January 29, 2014 in Lincoln, NE.  The tour has spanned more than fourteen years, running annually from 1996 to 2010 … Continue reading SnoCore Begins Next Week, Additions to Lineup – Feb 17 Pittsburgh Date

We Are The In Crowd Release New Song, “Long Live The Kids”/ 2/26 @Altar Bar PGH

Stream "Long Live The Kids" here: http://bit.ly/1aEdZBK Purchase on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1doxJpN  "Weird Kids" Set To Release via Hopeless Records on February 18th Pre-Order Bundles Available Here. Best Buy Exclusive Pre-Order featuring 2 Bonus Tracks Available Here.   We Are The In Crowd have released "Long Live The Kids,"a new song off their upcoming album, "Weird Kids,"which will release February 18th via Hopeless Records. Fans can stream "Long Live … Continue reading We Are The In Crowd Release New Song, “Long Live The Kids”/ 2/26 @Altar Bar PGH

THE TOSSERS Announce Tour In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day/Altar Bar PGH 3/12

THE TOSSERS have become one of the most heralded bands in their scene, through their amazing blend of Celtic Punk. Celebrating their Irish heritage, the band is proud to announce a tour in honor of St. Patrick’s Day that will see them hit the east coast heavily, before returning back to the Emerald City for … Continue reading THE TOSSERS Announce Tour In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day/Altar Bar PGH 3/12

DARK TRANQUILLITY North American Tour (Altar Bar PGH 3/1) and new limited edition 7″

On the upcoming North American tour DARK TRANQUILLITY will be selling a 7" EP entitled "A Memory Construct", which also will be released digitally in the beginning of March. Recorded during the "Construct" sessions, the 7inch contains the following two songs and it's limited to 500 copies worldwide and it's on a transparent red wax! Previously unreleased "A … Continue reading DARK TRANQUILLITY North American Tour (Altar Bar PGH 3/1) and new limited edition 7″

Napalm Records Artists DELAIN AND XANDRIA to Tour North America With Sonata Arctica/9/14 Altar Bar PGH

Napalm Records Artists DELAIN and XANDRIA are teaming up with Sonata Arctica for a North American tour this fall.  The tour kicks off September 3rd in Teaneck, New Jersey and will run through October 15th in Tampa, Florida. XANDRIA will open the tour and DELAIN will provide direct support to Sonata Arctica. Tickets for the shows are available now athttp://enterthevault.com   DELAIN will be touring in … Continue reading Napalm Records Artists DELAIN AND XANDRIA to Tour North America With Sonata Arctica/9/14 Altar Bar PGH

EMMURE To Headline The ‘Mosh Lives’ Tour/PGH 3/7 @Altar Bar

Queens’ pride and joy, controversial metal band EMMURE will be headlining the Mosh Lives Tour with support coming from Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon & Sworn In. Selling over 500,000 units worldwide, EMMURE have become a staple in the heavy metal scene, known for vocalist Frankie Palmeri’s bold and brash sensibilities which translate not only into their lyrics, but in their personal … Continue reading EMMURE To Headline The ‘Mosh Lives’ Tour/PGH 3/7 @Altar Bar

SnoCore- Pittsburgh Date Added – 2/17! WITH HEADLINERS THE PRETTY RECKLESS

SNOCORE, THE PREMIERE WINTER TOUR RETURNS WITH HEADLINERS THE PRETTY RECKLESS; HEAVEN’S BASEMENT, THE LETTER BLACK, CROBOT AND ONE LUCKY WINNING BAND FROM EACH MARKET WILL ALSO PERFORM   TICKETS ON SALE NOW The SnoCore Tour, a celebration of music and winter sports, is back after a two-year absence.  The tour has spanned more than fourteen years, … Continue reading SnoCore- Pittsburgh Date Added – 2/17! WITH HEADLINERS THE PRETTY RECKLESS

Russian Circles US Headline Tour dates announced with KEN mode, Helms Alee and INTER ARMA supporting/Altar Bar Pgh 2/23

RUSSIAN CIRCLES TOUR 2014 02/04 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis # 02/05 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird # 02/07 Austin, TX @ Red 7 # 02/08 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada # 02/09 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs # 02/10 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues # 02/11 Tallahassee, … Continue reading Russian Circles US Headline Tour dates announced with KEN mode, Helms Alee and INTER ARMA supporting/Altar Bar Pgh 2/23

THE ATARIS ANNOUNCE ‘SO LONG, ASTORIA’ REUNION TOUR/ 3/25 Altar Bar PGH

For the first time in a decade, the classic lineup of The Ataris will reconvene to perform their million-selling album, So Long, Astoria, in its entirety from start to finish.   For one tour only, Kristopher Roe, Mike Davenport, Chris Knapp and John Collura will share the stage to celebrate their beloved album, performing fan-favorite hits like “So Long, Astoria,” … Continue reading THE ATARIS ANNOUNCE ‘SO LONG, ASTORIA’ REUNION TOUR/ 3/25 Altar Bar PGH