Live Music Alert! GHOST and MELVINS in Pittsburgh this Weekend

      That’s right, these two titans of (the music) industry will be making an appearance in Pittsburgh: Ghost (who were here exactly five years ago today and gave one of the more memorable performances I’ve ever witnessed) TONIGHT, Friday the 18th; and (the) Melvins (who also came through town five years ago this […]

Melvins – Basses Loaded (2016)

Melvins – Basses Loaded (Ipecac Records, 03 June 2016)   Around here, we’ve talked pretty extensively about the Melvins. Mostly because since forming in Montesano, Washington about thirty-five years ago, the band has been a highly influential part of so many of the genres we love, even having a hand in forming and shaping several […]

Just Released: Melvins – The Bulls & the Bees (Free Download!)

Melvins – The Bulls & the Bees (13 March 2012, Scion A/V) I’ve just got two things to say: first, there is a new Melvins EP, and second, it’s absolutely free to download. Really, that should be all you need to hear. The generous people who run Scion A/V have done it again, putting out […]

New Ghost LP Takes Inspiration from Mötorhead’s Lemmy

  New Ghost LP Takes Inspiration from Mötorhead‘s Lemmy   a guest article contributed by Oliver Hughes   As we recently announced right here on Valley of Steel, Ghost did come back to Pittsburgh. And as they did 5 years ago, the band again put on a show to remember. For those who didn’t see […]

Psycho Las Vegas 2017

  Psycho Las Vegas 2017 Thursday 17 August through Sunday 20 September 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas NV 89169   This weekend-long party in Sin City will feature some folks that you’ll recognize from previous mentions right here at Valley of Steel (Neurosis, Conan, Fister, Melvins, Hollow Leg, […]

Reintroduce Yourself: An Interview with Chuck Mosley

  Following on the heels of last month’s announcement about Chuck Mosley‘s “Reintroduce Yourself Tour 2017”, I was recently offered the opportunity to speak with the man himself — to find out the answers to some questions you may have about the tour or any of the numerous other things the singer/guitarist has going on […]

Ketchup Day: Upcoming Release News (Septicflesh, Unsane)

  Yeah, it’s a silly name and a silly concept, but we’re doing this thing again. Further explanation for those who need it here.

Sila Slona – Self-Titled; Montezuma’s Revenge – Them (2017)

Sila Slona – Sila Slona (Zero Hero Recordings, 27 January 2017)   Montezuma’s Revenge – Them (Zero Hero Recordings, 03 March 2017)   Anyone who has read or watched any sort of news in the United States over the past few months may have noticed that Russia is being mentioned in connection with nearly every […]

Win FREE Tickets for BIG BUSINESS in Pittsburgh!!

  Opus One Productions Presents: Big Business with Andy the Doorbum Sunday 10 July 2016 at Club Cafe, 58 S. 12th St., Pittsburgh (South Side) PA 15203 21+ ONLY, 8:00 show / 7:00 doors, $12 adv. / $14 day of   Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb… OR you can WIN a pair of […]

Barren Heir – Tired Turns, Stone Machine Electric – Sollicitus es Veritatem (2016)

Barren Heir – Tired Turns (self-released, 03 May 2016)   Stone Machine Electric – Sollicitus es Veritatem (self-released, 17 May 2016)   Hey people! Happy Cuatro de Mayo! I’ve got another pair of albums to share with you today, and I won’t waste any of your time getting to the part where we talk about […]