Slayer tells fan “Don’t sell your car”

Posted by morganyevans on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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Slayer fan Jake put his 1997 Ford Escort up for sale to buy tickets to see the band when they play Los Angeles on November 14 at The Forum. You don’t have to sell the car, Jake…..Slayer saw your cool video….and here’s their message to you HERE.

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Guitarist Ryan Waste of Municipal Waste came up with the band name on his way to a show when a Municipal Waste trash truck pulled up alongside his car.


Album Review: Jucifer – “District Of Dystopia”

Posted by morganyevans on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM (PST)

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Jucifer‘s District of Dystopia is just what the world needs right now. “Non Gratum anus Rodentum” opens this up with lo-fi Melvins/Buzzov-en glory and ragged precision. This shit is so killer. In some ways this is the ultimate Jucifer release, since it is the closest to their ever-shifting live experience you could get withouta lasso and a tornado. Nomadic Fortress is releasing this fury of 4 track blast and doom, choked and peaking vocals
to make Converge blush on “It Can’t Be Helped” and the merciless crashing cymbals of Edgar Livengood. That dude is such a whirlwind of beast to watch drum.

Bunnybrains are playing in my town tonight with DJ Lunar Moss (what a great fuckin’ name). “Narcissist” is hissing outof my speakers with menace as deadly as any Venom record and I kind of want to kill or hump something. Life has some good moments.

From the press release: Jucifer’s District of Dystopia examines the particular dystopia native to our nation’s capital.  With homage to both D.C. punk protest tradition and the American Dream itself — in all her battered majesty — the band marks its 21st year with a razor sharp blast of aggression honed by world weary wisdom.

I can think of no better topic after their extensive foray into Russia after a long French romance (a rad double album, haha), than to set their eyes
back on the USA for a punk rock school lesson. The Liberty bell is ringing somewhere in Purgatory.A house of cards, indeed.

“Red Summer” is a slogging, fuzzed out ultimate vibe to everywhere that evokes the scurry of pedestrians hurrying to work, the frustration of Congressional gridlock and the entropic dog and pony of crony capitalism/mixed economics. Buildings decay and paint peels and the lightning bolt aims for the White House one more time cuz everybody can be bought.

Amber sounds brutal on this and there is the immediacy of any backyard or basement show jam around a burn barrel, cheap beer cans or a pile of dirt and concrete blocks. “The Object of Power” is straight black metal grind meets slug metal, a weird vortex of colliding force fields and politics, scene boundaries and signifiers.

Metal Will Turn You Gay: Response to Senses Fail/Attila beef

Posted by morganyevans on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:47 AM (PST)

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Let’s get one thing straight (no pun intended)…Freddie Mercury is the greatest frontman ever besides maybe, I dunno, GG Allin and H.R., haha. Do you guys remember when Marilyn Manson allegedly had a rib removed so he could give himself head? Yeah, that was a good one. Seriously, most people would kill to have even an iota of the power Freddie Mercury let loose on a regular basis, complete command of audience and material…a true rock God. Was it because he was homosexual? Haha, maybe…but that’s silly. The truth is that it was raw talent. Even his song from the first Highlander movie is like the most epic fuckin’ shit I ever heard in my life and puts most metalcore bands to shame. And remember the George Michael “Freedom” video where every babe in the world was in it?

I haven’t wanted to comment on the recent Attila/Senses Fail feud, because I just got a new Sonata Arctica promo of Ecliptica – Revisited (their early record recut by the current line-up) and it is pretty awesome and attention grabbing. Still, the cavalier use of the word “faggot” by Fronz of Attila and the beef it caused with respected emo/hard rock vets Senses Fail should be discussed, though Metal Injection’s Shayne Mathis did an awesome job in this feature.

Can we all agree that no one likes to be picked on?

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Album Review: Inter Arma – “The Cavern”

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM (PST)

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The Cavern from Inter Arma is one of those large scale, post-Dopesmoker massive tracks  that more ambitious artsy metal leaning types sometimes aim to compose these days. USX’s haunting and determined The Valley Path is my favorite ambitious one track long player of recent years, though Lesbian’s tripped out Forestelevision also comes to mind as a good one (except for the ridiculously silly the first time and annoying the next fake King Diamond part in the middle). Long story short, a lot of doomy bands seem to be making one “big statement” type song the last few years, but they have usually been worth indulging.

Inter Arma are hot on the heels of Sky Burial with this 40+ minute epic bump on the head. A pretty somber descent into the depths of sludge, brawny unified dark rock riffs and the new trend of Americana referencing black metal, the record nonetheless is more solid than scattershot. The performances feel more in tandem to the larger whole than haphazard, a slow and patient allowing of yourself down into the maw of this cavern with occasionally rapid and terrifying plunges.

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Deafheaven to release new album in 2015

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM (PST)

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Deafheaven have announced plans for a 2015 album release, though Lambgoat insists that at this time no specific label home is certain yet. What is certain is that yesterday the Pope said evolution is kind of an actual thing and now a lot of previously gullible people are maybe now wondering if heaven really is deaf and we just got dumped on this rock to hiss and spit at one another (something most skeptical metal heads have believed for quite some time). Hey, free will is great but it also means accountability. Pray for forgiveness, humans.

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Black Breath to return with bloody new album, NYC show

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:57 AM (PST)

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Nothing says “I just got my nuts kicked in and it was awesome” quite so much as the look of pain and pulverized pleasure on the face of someone who first hears Black Breath. I am suffering through the snotty bunghole end of a hellish cold, caught from my new gf who is a kindergarten teacher (the look on the face of my guitar player friend Jeremy was priceless when she told him that and he said ,”have you met Morgan?”, hahaha). Anyway, so the news of Black Breath recording their new album soon was welcome today, between blowing my nose til it bleeds and listening to this rad as heck Superchunk cover of “Children In Heat”.

Yes, metal brethren…Motley Crue played their last MSG show last night and
I fuckin missed it, but we can look ahead with glee to Black Breath’s just announced Saint Vitus bar show on 12/14/2014  in Brooklyn, NY [info]. The one off show will certainly be bloody and barf soaked, even for someone off the sauce like me.

Anyway, returning to GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts to record once again with Kurt Ballou (Converge and stuff), this follow-up to Sentenced To Life will surely be as hairy and scary as the band were when I caught them live on the big stage at NEMHC a few years back. The band will begin recording their massive third full-length at the end of November and complete it in mid-December for release in early 2015.

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Neurotic Deathfest 2015 adds Hate Eternal, Nader Sadek and more

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM (PST)

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Europe’s premier indoor extreme metal festival, Neurotic Deathfest, has announced new names for the 2015 installment, set to take place at 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands on April 17-19, 2015. Eleven new acts are confirmed, including Hate Eternal, Devourment and Nader Sadek. The organization earlier confirmed heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath and Immolation. Tickets are available through neuroticdeathfest.com.

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Phil Anselmo responds to passing of C. Mitchell

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:54 AM (PST)

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Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder/best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, suffered a deadly heart attack early Monday morning at Emo’s, venue home of the event. Mitchell’s tragic and untimely passing follows the fest’s second epically successful weekend of metal and horror.

Said partner/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo, in an official statement:

“This is stunning. After a weekend of incredible bands, awesome horror films and masses of fantastic people, tragically, unexpectedly, and with heart-crushing reality, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, Corey Mitchell, passed away Monday, October 27th 2014, after the event ended. This is devastating on so many levels, I can’t and won’t go into how tremendous a loss Corey’s untimely death truly is. I was introduced to Corey first and foremost as a best-selling crime author, and shortly after that meeting I agreed to have him as my co-writer of an unfinished novel I’d been working on. It was his idea to create a horror and film festival that would became The Housecore Horror Festival. He had a vision, and no one worked harder than him to see the event through. But forget festivals. Forget books. We lost a great friend. From all of us here at Housecore Records, we extend our utmost condolences to his wife, Audra, and his two beautiful young daughters. This is devastating on countless personal levels, and I’m finding it difficult to type these lines. We lost a brother. We lost a great man with a passion for everything that we love. He will be unfathomably missed… RIP Corey. His legacy will never be forgotten, nor will his friendship. With supremely heavy hearts, we mourn. Sincerely – Philip H. Anselmo”

 

Corey Mitchell was a Los Angeles Times and Borders International Group bestselling author of several true crime books including Hollywood Death Scenes, Dead And Buried, Murdered Innocents, Evil Eyes, Strangler, Pure Murder, and Savage Son. Mitchell was also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog, a former blogger for the Discovery Channel’s Hollywood on Crime blog, contributor to MetalSucks, and the horror film festival blogger for Bloody Disgusting. Mitchell’s eighth true crime book, Teach Me To Kill, about the murder of Diane Tilly, will be released in the coming weeks. A fund is being set up to help Mitchell’s wife Audra and two daughters. Details to be announced soon.

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Downfall Of Gaia present second single from “Aeon Unveils…”

Posted by morganyevans on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 1:32 PM (PST)

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In collaboration with Rock Hard Germany DOWNFALL OF GAIA present the second single from their upcoming new album Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay. Please surf over to the website of Rock Hard Germany at THIS location to check out “To Carry Myself To The Grave“! I’ve been really into the band’s new stuff and this new thought provoking track is yet another reason why this should be on your radar.

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Rolling Stone are reporting that grunge kings Soundgarden have unveiled a three-disc rarities collection of B-sides, cover songs and seven unreleased tracks: http://rol.st/1tBDX2s 

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Sister Sin’s “Chaos Royale” heralds the Black Lotus

Posted by morganyevans on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:56 AM (PST)

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It’s no secret we love Sister Sin around here (the band was one of our first band spotlight’s for some time). Sister Sin are so good live and were a super inspired signing for Victory Records a few years back. Black Lotus is their dark and soulful new jammer and the powerful music video for the first single “Chaos Royale” is being shown exclusively on Loudwire.com. Seriously, this song jams so hard and Liv and the boys give it their all. This chorus is super memorable and exciting.

Watch the “Chaos Royale” music video here

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Stream Knotfest now!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM (PST)

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If you need your metal fix this weekend – and you know you do, then you have no better place to look than the livestream of Knotfest!

With the likes OTEP, Carcass, Testament and of course the KNOT themselves playing throughout the rest of today – there is an eclectic mix of metal to smash your face to!

Stream Knotfest here!

Check out the schedule for the rest of the weekend here.

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Cavalera Conspiracy’s Pandemonium drops November 4th and it is a bold injection of street-wise thrash adrenaline into the bloated heart of music and society (Pre-order the album on Amazon.com.)

“I take it seriously with every record. I don’t get out of the studio unless I am happy with it,” says metal legend Max Cavalera about this third collaboration with brother Igor under the Cavalera Conspiracy banner. “We try and make the fans happy by working hard. I try to make the best record I can make.”

Where Blunt Force Trauma and Inflikted were heavy studio low end killers, Pandemonium is pure, rip roaring chaos. This feels as close to being in a metal riot as anything we have written about on this site. Pure speed, a raw approach and some of the most guttural and at times even industrial/death sounding vocals from Max.

Nate Newton of Converge/Doom Riders lends hoarse screams to “The Crucible” as a vocal guest (and plays bass on the whole record like a beast), put the real core of the album is the ferocious pandemic of Max and Igor blazing with their best feet forward, determined to give the fans a real experience of speed and adrenaline in 2014. Throw in the craziest leads I have ever heard from Soulfly’s Marc Rizzo and you get an explosion of reality. Between this, Savage Messiah, Iron Reagan and the new Exodus, I really can’t complain at all about thrash this year (though I’m pretty sure this takes the cake, in my book).

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Giant Squid make “Sixty Foot Waves”

Posted by morganyevans on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:13 AM (PST)

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San Francisco progressive doom-rock scientists, GIANT SQUID will release their anxiously-awaited fifth LP, Minoans, October 28 via Translation Loss Records. Recorded and mixed with engineer Tim Green (Earthless, Melvins) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA. Every time the good ship Squid release something new I get a thrill like being tickled by lots of otherworldly happy rock n roll tentacles, in a good way.

In celebration of the impending release, Burning Ambulance rolls out the new GIANT SQUID song “Sixty Foot Waves“, the premiere including an extensive Q&A with the band’s Aaron John Gregory. Check out the multimedia sneak preview today at THIS location.

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Premiered by NPR, the acclaimed French-Austrian artist, choreographer and director Gisèle Vienne has made a film titled “Brando”, inspired by, and using, Scott Walker + Sunn O)))’s song of the same name (which appears on their collaborative album, Soused, out this week).

With Vienne interpreting the tracks themes, the filming took place in a remote 1968 chalet in the French Alps with the story revolving around three performers – a dancer (Anja Röttgerkamp), a teenager (Léon Rubbens), and French arts icon Catherine Robbe-Grillet.

With Gisèle a frequent collaborator with Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, they will present Kindertotenlieder in New York later this month - a hybrid dance theatre work she has choreographed, with Stephen, part of a musical duo to accompany the performers. Taking place from October 29th to November 1st at New York Live Arts on W 19th Street, more information can be found here.

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