The city of Pittsburgh has a history of crushing records.
Its biggest concert of all time, a black steel pop song called Steel City, hit the Billboard charts on the same day that Metallica’s “Hardwired” blasted in theaters.
But when Stebbinsky played Steel City for the first time at Steel City PopFest on March 10, 2017, it didn’t just blow away the previous record set by Metallica.
It also set records for the highest-selling black metal band in Pittsburgh history and set the city on a path to become one of the top performing black metal bands in the country.
Stebinsky’s record-breaking performance at SteelCity’s first pop festival in the city is a tribute to Pittsburgh’s history of stardom, said the band’s drummer and bassist, Jeremy Smith.
He said the Black Steel pop song set the stage for the band to do even more big things, like releasing its first full-length, The Last Word.
“Steel City was a huge thing for us, and it’s a very big thing for Pittsburgh.
And it’s the perfect moment to be in Pittsburgh again,” Smith said.
Stebbinski and his Black Steel band played their first Steel City pop show at the Carnegie Hall in June 2016.
Since then, the band has been touring and performing to sold-out crowds.
The group has released three full-albums and will soon release a second album, Steel City Rebirth, with producer Dave Rippman, and will release a new album, The Black Steel Years, on March 21.
The first time the band played SteelCity was back in October 2016 at the St. Francis of Assisi church in East Liberty.
That performance marked the first-ever show in the Pittsburgh region and a milestone in Stebby’s musical journey, Smith said in a statement to CNN.
It was also the first black metal show ever performed in Pittsburgh.
Smith said SteelCity has also become a big draw in the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I feel like it was just a very, very strong moment for Black Lives Matters in the past year or so,” Smith explained.
“We’ve seen so much support for Black people.
We have the biggest Black pop stars and most Black-centric festivals, and we’ve been able to raise the profile of black metal in Pittsburgh.”
Steel City is one of several Black metal bands who have hit major pop charts in recent years, including Kavinsky and the Pestilence.
But Stebbenis Black Steel is still one of Pittsburgh’s top-selling bands, with sales hitting $3 million in 2016, Smith and Stebbs said.
“When we first started in the band, it was an experiment, we were just trying to figure out what we could do with a band that we weren’t quite sure we wanted to play live,” Smith recalled.
“Now that we have that experience in the studio, we’ve kind of perfected it and it works really well for us.”
SteelCity is a black metal group that is not affiliated with any black metal genre, but plays black metal with a focus on heavy metal and heavy metal-infused pop songs.
Smith said the black metal influence has been strong in SteelCity songs, as well.
“Black metal has always been an element of the black genre,” he said.
“But we also have a lot of pop songs that we like to play, and some of the pop songs we like the black music to be a little more black, or a little darker, or more intense.
So I think that we kind of gravitate toward those kinds of things.”
Stebbeni Black Steel performs in a metal band called SteelCity.
Their first full album, Hardwired, was released in June.
(Photo: SteelCity)Stebbins Black Steel recently released its second album in three years.
On May 24, 2017 they performed at Carnegie Hall, with the Black Metal Band playing the main stage, which has been their stage for years.
The band also announced the release of a new studio album, the Black Steampunk Years, which will be released later this year.
The band has also been working on a new record for several years.
In February 2017, they played Steelcity’s first full festival, SteelCity PopFest.
That show was also a record-setting performance.
“We had such a blast and it was a big step in our career,” Smith told CNN.
“To have the first ever event like this, and to see the people that were there, I think it was awesome.”
The first Black Steel concert, which was also held at Carnegie hall, was the only one in the U.S. to feature black metal.
It went well and sold out the first night, Smith recalled, and the show was a hit.
“I think it had a lot to do with the fact that the people were coming in for the last time