Finally, some spring weather! March went by quickly, I did a lot of traveling in last month, so this month's Cutting Edge newsletter is going to be a bit shorter than usual.
The Experience Hendrix tour was awesome, and absolutely how a tribute tour should be: sans-hologram. Would have liked to see more Mustaine and Zappa, but we got a surprise visit from Zakk Wylde
And since we're going to be on a bit of a proggy note today, I've got to say: the new Devin Townsend album is weird but I'm digging it so far.
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The Crucible Project
This month's local showcase from The Crucible Project is an extra special one. The show features Reign of Z, Arcane Haven, Winter's Descent, and Oceans to Ash. So come on out Saturday, April 27rd for a night of local heavy metal as Reign of Z celebrates the release of their EP Mirrors and Memoirs. Doors are at 7, show starts at 8. And here's the part where I would normally state how much tickets were and where to buy them... but it's already sold out. So tickets were $10 in advance, and available directly from all the bands, and $12 at the door, buuuuut there are no more tickets that I am aware of. We will be there covering the house music and broadcasting live from the event, so you know this one is going to a blast.
Featured Playlist April 2019
156/Silence - Undercover Scumbag
9 Stitch Method - Black Sheep
Alter the Design - Feathers
Alter the Design - Third Degree
Amavasya - The Weight of A Heart
Aphotica - Seige
Aphotica - Balder's Fall
Arcane Haven - Anchors Aweigh
The Breathing Process -Supervoid
The Breathing Process - The Traveler
Chronicles of June - Afterglow
Chronicles of June - Trespass
Conflict Cycle - Dark Days Ahead
Conflict Cycle - Sentenced to Death
Dematus - Breathing In
Divine Tragedy - Hic Sunt Dracones
Dragline - Promise Nothing
Greywalker - Gold Dust New!
Horehound - L'appel du Vide
Horehound - Dier's Dirge
NeverWake - Are You In There?
Nullity - Tastes like Blood
Oceans to Ash - Victim to the Algorithm
Oceans to Ash - Control Mechanism
Post Mortal Possession - Virulent Encephelopathy
Reign of Z - Dysmorphia
Reign of Z - Reflections New!
Space Weather - Dancing Demons New!
Reign of Z
Leading up to the release of their upcoming Mirrors & Memoirs EP, Reign of Z released the song "Reflections" as
Alter the Design
Pittsburgh hard rock group released a lyric video for the song "Third Degree" of their latest EP Undivided.
Last month we brought Pittsburgh Prog rock band Space Weather into rotation, including Dancing Demons in this month's Cutting Edge and a few others in general rotation. Check out their debut EP, released at the end of last year, available now on Bandcamp. For fans of Haven State, Atlas Decay, Nephele.
Oceans to Ash
Some gear was stolen from guitarist Ben on March 9th after a show. It's some bullshit, for more details like the what, where, and who to contact with information click here. But the guys did something cool and got together some money to get him a badass new ax. Just wanted to give a shoutout to them, and everyone out there who lent a hand in trying to bring a little more happiness into the world.
Fuck gear thieves.