Pennsylvania Bands

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Progressive alternative metal from Pittsburgh, PA.

A Common Crown
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Kittanning, Pennsylvania based rock outfit A Common Crown have been pretty busy as of late, dropping their new single “Awake” and album The Reckoning . Their rise in the Pittsburgh scene has been somewhat of a slow burner, having really branched out within the last year and establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with (no pun intended). Having already started with top notch musicians; they have found their sound, their groove and they are ready to take on the world, starting with Pittsburgh.

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After The Fall have been running wild throughout the country since 2003. Championing the all so-known battles with a numerous lineup changes, After The Fall were able to forge a strong team of musicians to lead them forward in their influence and music.

Channeling the echoes of the remainder of the 90s Hard Rock scene, American made, along with a fistful of contemporary Metal, After The Fall found their sound, a sense of direction musically and the ability to come up with a strong formula of writing melodic and catchy heart piercing songs.

Throughout their career, After The Fall shared stages supporting iconic acts such as Sevendust, Nonpoint, Corrosion Of Conformity, Ratt and Dope among the many. The band’s 2014’s EP, and their debut album, “My Confession”, set a new standard as the band was awarded, twice in a row (2014-2015), with the “Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh” Music Awards for “Best Rock Band” and with the debut album winning “Album Of The Year”

Always hard working, an active beast on the scene, setting themselves for opportunities to go live and take over every stage, After The Fall are ready, charged up and motivated to be the next thing in line, not just locally, but worldwide.

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Brad Abbott is a 90’s influenced singer songwriter from Jeannette Pennsylvania. Loving music from an early age, Brad picked up the guitar in high school and began performing live in 2010.

Brad would go on to take part in several bands out of Western PA, releasing 5 albums under 3 different projects, Villa Manor, Sourloon, and Brad Abbott. in 2013 Brad founded Abbott Independent Records to publish Villa Manor’s “Redefined EP”.

Brad Abbott released the second EP of his solo project, “Indestructible” on August 31st of 2018, and hosts a monthly event at the Keynote Cafe in his hometown of Jeannette, PA, which focuses on showcasing independent musicians.

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Mostly playing the bar scene in around Pittsburgh, PA. As of the shutdown of all bars I have been doing live streams every Wednesday and Friday on my Youtube Channel. Come see/hear!

All recordings include me singing, playing guitar, bass, and in most cases drums and whatever else in a very rough fashion.

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Originally hailing from Toronto, Chrystyna Marie sings with a powder keg voice over a cocktail of grungy blues and pop. The classically trained Canadian-born singer has supported Ontario acts and been featured as a demo singer on indie labels from as young as 18 years old.

Chrystyna has taken first place in various categories in the Kiwanis Music Festival 2 years in a row. She’s taken lead roles in local community plays; West Side Story as Maria and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Over the years, she has racked up a long list of smaller roles in music videos, television and was also the lead singer in an LA founded pop group called Greencat. Writing and releasing her own music, with her own unique voice, however, is where her true passion lies.

Believing the classics are just as essential as modern favorites, she finds musical inspiration in everyone from Janis Joplin, Ottis Redding and Etta James to Selena and Christina Aguilera.

Although Chrystyna has been represented by several independent labels over the years, she decided that in order to shape the sound she wanted, releasing music on her own was absolutely necessary.

Chrystyna says about her music, ” Breath is life, and life is music. I wanted to create music from personal experiences and true emotions. Something the everyday person can relate to and build strength from having been exposed to it. With a raw and gritty feel to emulate these experiences and emotions.”

Her first solo single, “Loaded Gun”, is proof that this was the right choice, revealing the first taste of Marie’s gritty take on the blues.

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Philadelphia’s New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal Corners of Sanctuary (COS) formed in 2011 with a mission to bring back the sounds of Classic Heavy Metal.
Blazing a trail across the United States, COS has appeared with many notable artists including Saxon, Anvil, Stryper, U.D.O., Butcher Babies, Grim Reaper, Saving Abel, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Tracii Guns, Tantric, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Sponge, the Iron Maidens, Last in Line, Blaze Bayley, Britny Fox, Act of Defiance, Don Jamieson (VH1’s That Metal Show), Janet Gardner (Vixen) and Bulletboys among others. As well as performing at many legendary venues including Whisky A Go-Go(LA), The Trocadero (PHIL), Rainbow Bar and Grill (LA), World Famous Doll Hut (Anaheim), The Trash Bar (NY) and Rocker (Germany).
Corners of Sanctuary performed in Germany and Belgium during a 10 day tour in 2018 and has plans to embark on their first UK tour in March 2020.
COS has appeared on the covers of Spain’s Heavy Riffs Magazine (Aug 2015), Rockwired Magazine (USA) (Feb 2016) and Sin City’s Presents (USA) (Feb 2017). The band was also named “Artist of Month” four times by Rockwired Magazine in August 2015, again in March 2016, March 2018 and November 2018. In February 2019, Corners of Sanctuary was named Rockwired’sBand of the Year” along with “Album of the Year” for “The Galloping Hordes.”

COS’ critically acclaimed fifth album, “The Galloping Hordes,” available on Killer Metal Records, was released in 2018 and was mastered by former Metal Blade Records exec and producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, W.A.S.P.). COS has already begun work on their next album “Heroes Never Die,” which slated to release sometime in 2020.

Hard hitting, head banging, straight forward Heavy Metal is the mission of Corners of Sanctuary – nothing less will do. Old School is back with a vengeance…. Metal has returned – COSnROLL!

Dawgiello
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First solo album from me, I write a lot of music, and some some styles do not fit my current band, so I decided to put a compilation of these tunes together.

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A D&D Campaign that came to life and formed a metal band. The legend of DETHLEHEM began in the realm of GHORUSALEM many eons ago. During their journey, the warriors of DETHLEHEM have traveled through time and space to do battle against dragons, wizards, warlocks, leviathans, shape-shifters, and a sh*t ton of other things that needed to be SLAIN (for XP, duh).