Announcing: The Yearly Yinz 2019

Oh boy! 2019 was an interesting year. What started as a simple way to fill the empty hours after work has turned into an all-encompassing, time-sucking, borderline obsessive pursuit, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I started Bored In Pittsburgh in April because I was, well, bored in Pittsburgh; I liked music, I … Continue reading Announcing: The Yearly Yinz 2019

Update! Oh boy!

Bored In Pittsburgh will be posting a bit less frequently than usual over the next 1.5 months; currently working on a few bigger pieces for the end of the year, and there’s not enough time in the day for everything. Stay tuned for some (hopefully) good stuff in late December!

Guest Post From Bored In Pittsburgh-Destroyer Of Light-Falling Star

Guest post for the excellent Pittsburgh Music Magazine: give them a follow!

PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE

Austin, TX’s Destroyer Of Light are a group that ties the past to the present, merging the crushing instrumentals of modern day doom with the soaring vocals and guitar solos of classic metal acts like Dio. One look at the dramatic, mythologic artwork for the newly released Mors Aeterna (Argonauta Records), and it’s clear that the members of this band have a real soft spot for the 80’s.

Hell, the riff that opens album opener “Falling Star” is downright bluesy, like Stevie Ray Vaughn playing a flaming guitar at the gates of the underworld while the three-headed dog Cerberus prowls behind him. Frontman Steve Colca sounds like a slightly more intelligible Brent Hinds (of Mastodon fame), and, come to think of it, the sludgy, stoner metal vibe the group conjures on this song does kind of remind me of a less proggy take on that classic Atlanta band’s sound.

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Guest Post from Bored In Pittsburgh-Bull Of Apis Bull of Bronze-What Awaits Us (A Void Is But An Open Mouth)

Guest post for Pittsburgh Music Magazine

PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE

Guest Post from Bored In Pittsburgh

Today’s listen is a new release coming to us from “mountains and maws in Colorado and Washington.” Bull Of Apis Bull Of Bronze is a black metal band from out West, and they’ve harnessed a truly powerful force with the song “What Awaits Us (A Void Is But An Open Mouth).” A nearly eleven minute epic, the song features everything from brooding, atmospheric guitar interludes to pummeling blast beats and anguished, howled vocals, and ends with an outro that sounds like an earthquake happening in outer space. It’s an intense listen, but it doesn’t drag, despite its hefty run time.

The song is elevated by some poetic and evocative lyrics from vocalist and synthesizer-ist Achaierei; they touch on themes of destruction and rebirth, as well as transcendence from false beliefs and traditional patterns of thinking. Also I didn’t know that “At the end of…

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