Frankie from the band Emmure stopped backstage at Mayhem festival 2014 to talk about playing Mayhem for the second year in a row, being on Victory Records, loving Limp Bizkit, previous member controversies, and more



We spoke with Kthien of “black metal” band Erimha at Mayhem Festival 2014 about being the only band in corpse paint, being in a band with no AC, and looking for a good agent… All photos©2014 Jack Fordyce and Pittsburgh Music Magazine  

Video Interview and Pictorial: Texas Hippie Coalition talks Ride On release and more from Mayhem 2014


We always have a blast with Texas Hippie Coalition wherever we meet with the.  The boys from Denison, TX know how to bring the metal and rock n’ roll mix to the masses and their new release “Ride On” will do just that once again.  We caught up with them … Continue reading

INTRONAUT announce 10 year anniversary Tour Dates

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INTRONAUT will hit the road again after a short break and their recent tour with TesseracT.  The band has been on the road in support of their current album Habitual Levitations ever since its release on Century Media in March of 2013. This special run of shows is in celebration of the band’s 10 … Continue reading

Alesana Cancel Tour Dates in Finland, Russia and the Ukraine

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BUY ALESANA’S THE DECADE EP (Raleigh, NC) - North Carolina pop-metal icons Alesana have made the decision to cancel their tour dates in Finland, Russia and the Ukraine. Below is an official statement from the band’s guitarist/vocalist Shawn Milke. “To all of our fans in Finland, Russia, and Ukraine:     We are sad but … Continue reading

Battlecross confirm tour with Machine Head, Children of Bodom and Epica


Announce Mexico City Show with Black Label SocietyAmerican thrash metal act Battlecross have confirmed that they will be joining Machine Head, Children of Bodom and Epica on tour beginning on October 4 in Denver. All tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am eastern.Guitarist Tony Asta comments: “What an honor to be on this tour! We’re … Continue reading


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Korn is always a hot commodity backstage, but they always find time to talk, especially Brian “Head” Welch.  A few of us lucky press people here in Pittsburgh had a chance to talk with Head about what is going on with Korn, Love and Death, Mayhem, and much more.  Check … Continue reading

Mikey from Islander talks Violence and Destruction from Mayhem Festival 2014


 For fans of DEFTONES and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, ISLANDER has exploded onto the nu-metal and alternative scenes, surprising critics everywhere with their label-debut EP, Pains.. Demonstrating a wide array of influences, ISLANDER‘s crisp fusion of thrashing instrumentation and impassioned vocals are slated to catapult them straight to the top of the Rock charts.  … Continue reading

J Mann of Mushroomhead Talks GWAR, Mayhem Fest, Fall Tour, and More with PGH Music Mag


J Mann is back in grand style with Mushroomhead, the band he helped create out of Cleveland who has been rocking our faces off and influencing so many metal bands since their inception in 1993.  We had an awesome time with the boys during their set and an even better … Continue reading

Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria talks APMA critics, party boy image, cocaine diet and more from Mayhem Fest 2014

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You’re never really quite sure what is going to happen when Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop hits the mic.  The man can take the piss out of anybody, but he takes it as well as he gives it.  We got Danny to talk a bit about the backlash of AA’s performance … Continue reading

Review/Pictorial & Video Interview: Clutch Bring Earth Rocker To Pittsburgh One Last Time


It has been a long year or so for the stoner rock band Clutch who has been on what seems like the longest album supporting tours of their careers with their latest release, “Earth Rocker.” A very successful world tour I might add, especially when stopping at Pittsburgh’s own Stage … Continue reading

Universal Warning Records presents TAKE COVER!

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Universal Warning Records presents TAKE COVER! a series of limited edition 7″s in which two bands explore their mutual influences. Both bands cover a track from the same artist, plus an original. The art of the cover song has been an integral part of punk rock since it’s earliest days, from … Continue reading

BEAÛ Premieres “Karma” Video On BlackBook

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Watch “Karma” Video On BlackBook BEAÛ is composed of Heather Golden (vocals) and Emma Rose (chorus and guitar), two native New Yorkers who came together to create music that they consider as the soundtrack of life. Heather and Emma first started covering classics such as “Be My Baby” from the Ronettes before … Continue reading

Team Spirit Premieres “Teenage Heart” Video On Noisey


Watch “Teenage Heart” Video On Noisey Team Spirit have unveiled a new video today for “Teenage Heart”, the lead single from the band’s forthcoming debut LP Killing Time. Directed by Dorian Tocker and starring Ayad Al Adhamy, Lady Alchemy, Alexandria Spencer, and Team Spirit, the video follows lead singer Ayad Al … Continue reading

Masa’s Music Video For “Pinos” Premieres on Refinery 29

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Masa is Didi Gutman and Hector Castillo “…”Pinos” and its accompanying video is so effortlessly cool, you wonder why these two haven’t joined forces before.” – Refinery 29 Argentine musician Didi Gutman (leader and founder of Brazilian Girls) and Venezuelan producer Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Roger Waters, Bjork, Philip Glass) created Masa by chance in New … Continue reading

Lia Mice Premiere ‘Memory Maps’ On BlackBook || “I Love You” LP Out October 7th On Old Flame Records

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Listen To Memory Maps On BlackBook! About Lia Mice: Lia Mice is the experimental pop project of Eleanor C Mice (née  Logan). After spending her teens touring Australia in punk and soul groups she lurked the Brooklyn noise scene for half a decade. In late 2012 at the end of … Continue reading

He Is Legend Premiere New Song “Smoker Scoff” on Metal Injection

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He Is Legend furthers their cult following here with the new song “Smoker Scoff” off their upcoming album Heavy Fruit. The track’s murky pre-chorus builds up and instructs you to “inhale, exhale,” before exploding into the very anthemic hook.   Heavy Fruit will be out via Tragic Hero Records on August 19th and marks the band’s  first new … Continue reading

New Documentary “PLASTIC GALAXY: The Story of Star Wars Toys” – OUT NOW on DVD

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PLASTIC GALAXY: The Story of Star Wars Toys. It begins a long time ago…   When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared… Unless … Continue reading

Megosh Premiere Music Video for “Body Works” on ARTISTdirect

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Progressive indie rock band Megosh premiered the official music video for their song “Body Works” on ARTISTdirect today. The song is off their new EP of the same name that was released via Revival Recordings and is available on iTunes. The video was directed by Justin Reich and the song (and whole EP) was produced byShawn Milke guitarist/vocalist for Alesana and owner … Continue reading

SORXE: Phoenix Doom/Sludge Metal Act Sets Debut Album For Summer Release; Band To Support Neurosis At Southwest Terror Fest III

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Phoenix, Arizona-based sludge/doom metal quartet, SORXE, has recently recorded and finalized the audio for their upcoming debut full-length release, Surrounded By Shadows. Formed in the Summer of 2012 by former members of Graves At Sea, Via Vengeance, Magnetplan, Daughters Of Fission and others, SORXE boasts an ultra dynamic style of low-end doom metal worship, … Continue reading