Karkizz

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TRAPLINE, two words, that came together, just as the band has, simontaneously. It was a group of guys that just wanted to rock. And then the originals came.....

​The music comes from the darkest place imaginable,but at the same time tries to make light in all the negative spaces. Everything comes from my heart and soul. From the things I love, hate, appreciate, or anything that I find to bring peace to my mind when I wake up everyday. Loves of lost and bridges that continue to burn. The beauty can be seen in this world if only you imagine what life can be, and then try to live that life as best you can. Trapline is about freedom, expression, rights to live in harmony, let music not only build you up, but help you to cope with things that you may not be proud of. Help you to realize that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that you are only free in your own mind, and no one can take that away from you.

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From the hells of southwestern PA, 2009, we came out like a hurricane during the best days of my life. Progressive and aggressive, the music will move you, get you moving, engulfing your senses to a whole new level of attentiveness.
Trapline has many sounds, many genres, many colorful works of art in the music with underlining tones hidden until you truly listen to what the music was all along.....
Riley Harbarger, lead singer/songwriter/lead guitar player, brought together a gang of misfits in which came from very different backgrounds, to create the music you are hearing today.
We believe in talent, actually playing instruments, keeping rock alive, making a generation of people understand how rock is a major part of our culture, and how we should preserve it as art. Rock albums are truly works of art, I want to paint pictures with my music for the whole world to hear.

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Formed in late 2014, Tilted Shadows got started when singer/ rhythm guitarist David Hipchen started working with drummer Gregg Shotts, bassist Clayton Hoover, and lead guitarist Jeff Stouffer to craft some original songs with the goal of recording their first album and gigging together. The result is Nothing Ventured, a solid, melodic, heartfelt EP that has garnered much interest and praise from their fans, friends, and peers in western Pennsylvania and abroad. Drawing on their diverse set of influences ranging from hard rock acts including Alice in Chains, Guns N Roses, and Stone Temple Pilots, to bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Collective Soul, and numerous others, the band hit the studio in May of 2015. After weighing several studio options, Tilted Shadows found the perfect fit at Pogo Studios in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania. Owner and audio engineer Tyler McGuire was eager to accommodate their “nothing fancy, nothing we can’t play live, and nothing mechanical sounding” approach to the music. Most of the recording was done over a three day weekend, and after a couple more evening sessions the band along with Tyler McGuire produced the album, and it was released to the masses in July 2015. Tilted Shadows had an early bout with adversity as they started the recording process when one member had an unexpected death in the family, but he and the rest of the band pulled together and got the album done. The band celebrated their first official show together in July 2015 to a receptive crowd at the Belmont Arena in West Kittanning, and has been gaining momentum and booking dates ever since. At every stop, they’re receiving more and more compliments on their live show and support for their music. The energy, unassuming style, and hard work they put into the music seems to resonate with fans and fellow musicians alike. Tilted Shadows loves to play what they feel, with indifference to genre, trends, or any outside pressure to look or sound a certain way, setting them apart from many current American bands. Moving forward, Tilted Shadows plans to continue building up their fan base and hope to get the attention of a record label. They’ve already started the writing process on songs for a follow up to Nothing Ventured, and would like to start touring new and exciting places in the near future.

Winters Descent
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Winter's Descent ignites the stage with the white knuckle intensity of a midnight thrill ride without headlights. Thundering low end and inspired harmony unite as this five piece hard rock ensemble delivers a ripping demonstration of the rare synergy between cunning execution and raw presence. Slamming with hard charging beats and driving bass lines, each song personifies the emotion and explosive energy of the rioting live performances for which they're known. Strap in tight and steel yourself for an arsenal of licks, tricky riffing, and electric squeals that will scorch your auditory stratosphere. Vicious spitfire screams lend striking contrast to emotive clean vocals that transport the listener through a vivid scape of compelling lyrical imagery. Blistering solos shred across a dynamic orchestration of tasty leads and rhythms, from euphonic tones of ambient resonance to the menacing growl of high voltage heavy rock. Untamed and powerfully expressive, Descent's signature, new edge sound shatters the constraints of commonality, busts loose, and grabs you by the throat.

https://open.spotify.com/track/2ItJ78jXg8IvPHOvh7ZRKn?si=HFG98pcbS0Wfe8eT3zBAMA

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John Vento is often called a chameleon in the Pittsburgh music scene; and, while his critics may use the term as a pejorative, Vento views it as a compliment. He understands that they’re motivated by the frustration of their inability to lock him into a specific musical style. After all, the front man for the high-energy, hard-rockin’ bands, The Businessmen, and the Nied’s Hotel Band, is also known for his introspective, brooding solo recordings.

Rather than a drawback, however, Vento considers such diversity to be among his strengths; and his fans agree. They relish sharing his tumultuous trek toward achieving his artistic vision, which he accomplishes by channeling a blend of eclectic influences through his own, raw emotions.

Helping to engineer the roller coaster ride is a stout core of colaborators, including John Randall Fox, Buddy Hall, Tim Hadley, and Frank Ferraro, along with renowned playwright/lyricist, Amy Hartman. Many members of this crew have been with him for more than a decade; and it’s easy to understand why, as Vento consistently showers them with appreciation and accolades. Though a one-of-a-kind performer, he professes a great distaste for the word, “solo,” insisting that, “Without my collaborators, I would not have accomplished anything.”

That’s no surprise to those who know him, as he truly is a humble, loving, and grateful person, who treasures his family and friends. Certainly, that comes across, loud and clear, in his honest, from-the-heart songs; and that, undoubtedly, is another quality which endears him to his fans. As he puts it, “If just one person is touched in some small way by one of my songs, that’s the greatest reward that I could receive.”

Of course, it’s purely logical that Vento would find a great following in this town. His steely resistance to categorization is the very essence and backbone of Pittsburgh. Built by a veritable melting pot of blue-collar workers, the once-gritty city has risen from the slag heap, through the smoke and haze, to become a sparkling, spectacular hub of culture and learning. Yet, it remains true to its deeply-forged identity.

And, through his molten lyrics and passionate delivery, Vento covers that entire spectrum.

When performing live John is accompanied by:
Ian Arthurs – Acoustic Guitar
Phil Vento – Bass
Lou Ross – Percussion

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Digregorio
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https://digregoriomusic.com/
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https://digregorio.bandcamp.com/

Leprosy
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https://www.facebook.com/leprosyofficial

Imagine if you would...
Horror,BLOOD & Gore, SPLATTERED!!!
With a heaping serving of The Mastery Of True Metal BRUTALITY all crammed into a meatgrinder and served with a smile \M/
THIS IS LEPROSY! LEPROSY is a Death / Splattergore Metal group that was exhumed in 1988. LEPROSY has performed with many local and national acts. Bands
included but not limited to: Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation, Forbidden, Entombed and many more. LEPROSY members are from in and around the Steel City of Pittsburgh, PA.

LEPROSY has a wide range of musical backgrounds, Ranging from jazz to Death Metal. This broad spectrum of musical influences enables LEPROSY to have an edge on the competition. With the combination of powerful chord progressions, shredding solos, in your face vocal destruction, cannon like drums & surgical-like bass precision. LEPROSY gets their original and necro-energizing sound. Categorizing LEPROSY music is no easy task, but could be possibly compared to Death and Cannibal Corpse

From genesis to present, LEPROSY has grown musically & theatrically as a whole. Incorporating more musical complexity and feeling with each new decomposition. With each performance, LEPROSYs fan base has grown considerably; proving that LEPROSY is real and here to stay. LEPROSYs live on stage performance, has an energy that draws the crowd into the world of pop-deconstruction. Inviting fans & bands alike to take part in the debauchery. LEPROSY caters to even the most particular critics.

LEPROSY as a whole, works together as a freshly embalmed machine. This is due to mutual short and long term goals. LEPROSY are very optimistic and excited for the future and will continue to strive for musical excellence and notoriety both locally and nationally..

And to prove once and for all.... gore is god!

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Genre
Rock, Alternative, Punk, Post Hardcore

Band Members
Kevin Hartranft - vox/guitar
Levi Jiorle - bass
Richard Blackmore - drums/vox

Hometown
East Stroudsburg, PA

The Shiners
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The Shiners have played up and down the east coast. Playing Honky Tonks, festivals and Motorcycle events from New York City to Florida. They have shared stages with Charlie Daniels, David Allen Coe, Blackberry Smoke, The Outlaws, Hank Williams Jr. and many, many more. "We Just LOVE playing music"

https://www.shinersrock.com/

Karkizz
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Karkizz is a Rap-core artist from Pittsburgh, PA. Currently signed to Brutal Business Entertainment. With a vicious sounding mix of Nu-metal and underground rap and influences from everything in between. Debut album “Abstract artillery” dropping march 2021.

https://facebook.com/karkizzbbe