STRONGHOLD is a 5 piece METAL BRIGADE That commands the stage with Power and Energy! Over the top musicianship and showmanship is what sets Stronghold apart from today's bands. They make seeing a Stronghold show exciting and fun, relaying a positive triumphant message, not anger and depression.


A group of 5 individuals dedicated to the annihilation of the mainstream. In an era of sequenced sounds, unrecognizable vocals and 4 chord angry bands, the band has held stedfast to the belief that an audience deserves more. Whether it's the smallest of local clubs or the largest of U.S. stages, each performance drives a nail into the coffin of the mundane. STRONGHOLD have proven time and time again that Hard Rock/Metal holds more than a place in Today's Music but commands the lead! The band steam rolled it's way into the Pittsburgh scene in 2001 and quickly started sharing the bill with National acts from Def Leppard to Saliva, Playing the world famous Rolling Rock Town Fair in 2003 at the Heinz field stadium Pittsburgh for an incoming crowd of almost 15,000 people as well as the Post Gazette Pavilion with Whitesnake, Warrant and Skid Row. The Band Quickly became The Headliner for other premier clubs and events such as the Hard Rock cafe and the Yearly Cycle Source Magazine Annual custom Chopper shows boasting 10 to 15,000 custom choppers and spectators. Most Recently STRONGHOLD has opened for the Devastation across the nation Tour for the Pittsburgh Show on November 28th. This Metal event featured The bands Shadows Fall, Damageplan(late Dimebag Darrel from Pantera's new band) and The Haunted. STRONGHOLD caters to a wide range of people with different tastes in music allowing them to gain fans from the ages of 5 to 55 and being asked to open for classic bands such as Mountain and UFO along with some of the most popular Metal acts like Symphony X, Kings X and Devon Townsend. STRONGHOLD are influenced by Yesterday's Heavy metal legends like Iron Maiden, Queensryche and Judas Priest, and mix in sounds of todays metal monsters such as Godsmack, Disturbed and Saliva. They are a METAL Melting Pot of 4 part vocal harmonies and Blazing Guitar leads with Thundering Bass And Drums. This band brings the BIG STAGE attitude and larger than life Light shows back to to the people, making concerts exciting and uplifting, not depressing and Angry like most of today's cookie cutter bands pressed from the same mold. You will walk away from a STRONGHOLD show believing you just saw a show at Madison Square Garden!!!!


"Twilight Passage" E.P. - released in 2002
"Portal of Illusions" L.P. - released in 2004

We have current radio play on Various College and FM stations in the U.S. and overseas as well as our home town Pittsburgh.

Labels/online distribution:
*Perris records (U.S.)
*Hellion records (Germany)
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Set List

STRONGHOLD's Typical set list consists of 10 to 13 songs per set based on 3 full sets if hired for a full show with no opening band or A single 1 hour and 45 minute set with an opening band at the bands/promoters discression. They will play a limited amount of classic metal covers depending on the Time requirements of the show or if it is a showcase of original music.
STRONGHOLD cover various material from these bands As follows: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Zeppelin, Rainbow, Ozzy and Metallica.To listen to more mp3 clips of their original music, go to:
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