VOS Videography 2013: A Mid-Year Retrospective (Part 18)



The Smiling Moose (South Side / Pittsburgh, PA), 31 May 2013

Dethlehem – “Valley of the Blades” and “Oathbound” (New Song)

The week of this show marked the birthdays of two of the band’s members (drummer Overlord Brom and guitarist Hildor), so the audience joined in singing to them. Here’s a video of that, plus the song “Sky Palace of the Dragonriders” (with a guest appearance by former vocalist Lord Bonecrush, currently a member of Supervoid):

Save Us from the Archon – “3b. So you had a dream about this place.”

Invader – “A.C.R.R.”


Gooski’s (Polish Hill / Pittsburgh, PA), 01 June 2013

Iron Gavel – “Song Three”


Wrought Iron also played at this show, and I swear I got video of one, maybe two, of their songs. But apparently those haven’t been uploaded to YouTube. I’ll have to search for them and make sure they didn’t just disappear into the ether or something…


Valley of Steel private picnic event (South Park, PA), 08 June 2013

Reflections – “Forest of Whispers”


Gooski’s (Polish Hill / Pittsburgh, PA), 20 June 2013

Low Man – “Migraine”

Low Man – “Snake Farmer”

Cultivator – “I Can Relate”, “You Bring Me Down”, and “Where You Been”

Slow Mover

Part 1 (28 December – 18 January)
Part 2 (01 – 09 February)
Part 3 (16 February)
Part 4 (22 February)
Part 5 (23 February)
Part 6 (02 – 09 March)
Part 7 (10 March)
Part 8 (14 March)
Part 9 (16 March)
Part 10 (22 – 24 March)
Part 11 (28 – 29 March)
Part 12 (02 – 11 April)
Part 13 (12 – 19 April)
Part 14 (20 – 26 April)
Part 15 (04 – 05 May)
Part 16 (11 – 17 May)
Part 17 (18 – 27 May)
Part 19 (23 – 30 June)

What To Do In Pittsburgh Tonight (12 November 2012)

Hey, party people of Pittsburgh! Remember last weekend when there was a football game that started out so terrible and the officials had some kind of conspiracy and they just completely made up rules and penalties that had nothing at all to do with the game we were watching? And then we all got so disgusted with the whole thing we just quit watching it? And then later that night or the next day we heard that somehow, miraculously, the Steelers had managed to overcome all of that and ended up winning the game anyhow? Remember how cool that was and how surprised we all were?

Well, for those out there who are superstitious, maybe you’d rather not watch tonight’s game either — and maybe you’ll be pleasantly surprised with a similar outcome. I’m not going to tell you what to do, but I’m just saying, it could happen.

If that sounds plausible to you — or if you’re one of the three or four people living in this area who doesn’t care about football in the first place — I’ve a suggestion to keep you otherwise occupied this evening:


Apologies for shitty image quality — will be replaced if I manage to find a better one somewhere!


Lost Empires, Slaves BC, Seas We Fear to Sail


at the Mr. Roboto Project

5106 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Bloomfield)


Monday 12 November 2012 | 7:00pm | $5

Oklahoma’s Lost Empires, described as “punked-up melodeath” in this Decibel Magazine interview from last Friday, are hitting Pittsburgh’s Mr. Roboto Project tonight, along with locals Slaves BC (for those with super-short attention spans, I just told you about their new EP last week) and Seas We Fear to Sail. (If you see any information floating around the internets about Save Us from the Archon, they were originally scheduled for tonight as well, but due to circumstances which I have no knowledge about, they will not be performing at this show.)

RSVP to this event here.

Upcoming Shows: What To Do In Pittsburgh This Weekend (25 May 2012)

Hello there, Pittsburgh-area readers. Once again, it’s time for me to share my weekly digest of shows and events that are happening in town. As it turns out, I’ve got a few pretty interesting ones, and they’re all taking place Friday night (the 25th). Below you will find all the necessary information and details, and then YOU can decide which you want to attend!

And once again, I can only write about what I know about — so if you work for a local promotion company, a venue, or a band, please be sure to get in touch with me with anything you want to share.

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