Prosthetic Records has plans to help keep the fire lit brightly for Corrosion Of Conformity fans. Two-count ‘em-two vinyl reissues of classic jammers from the stoner rock crossover veteran squad. Two seminal albums by metal pioneers Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) — the 1991 landmark “Blind” and its acclaimed 1994 follow-up “Deliverance” — will be reissued on vinyl by Prosthetic Records this fall. While an exact release date has not yet been confirmed, both titles — limited to 1,000 copies each — are currently available for pre-order in the Prosthetic webshop right HERE. New editions of vintage merch designs from the era are now available as well.

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Before he began his successful career as a solo artist, Yngwie Malmsteen was the guitarist for Steeler and Alcatrazz.

Interview: Two Fisted Law – Late nights and wrestling tights

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM (PST)


“My match with Booker T as the Enforcer for the champ in Spring Valley, NY… Booker punched me in the ear with his rings on. It rang for like 3 hours” – Jym Parrella

Not many punk bands can open a Goatwhore show, but Altercation Records rockers Two Fisted Law recently did just that. The group possess the rare blend of insanity, working class truths and melodic power to capture the attention of most crowds, even grizzled black metaller followers of the ‘Whore. Listen to the Law! The Two Fisted Law!

Did I mention Jym Parrella is also a wrestler? This gets interesting real quick.

Click HERE for George Carlin, Lifetime from NJ, Upstart Fest and much more.

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Amon Amarth added to Knotfest Japan (that is a melting pot!)

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:41 AM (PST)


Sweden’s Amon Amarth will be sailing to Tokyo, Japan for KNOTFEST 2014! The festival takes place on November 15th and November 16th, with Slipknot headlining both days. Amon Amarth will be performing on the 16th along with Korn, Trivium, In Flames, Five Finger Death Punch, and more. Tickets, the complete line up, and more information can be found at http://knotfestjapan.com.

Earlier this month, a brand new trailer was released for Northmen – A Viking Saga, the upcoming action film featuring Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg. Hegg appears alongside Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Knights of Badassdom), Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Tom Hopper (Merlin, Doctor Who), and more. To view the official trailer (watch for Hegg in action around the 1:28 mark), visit facebook.com/NorthmenMovie or simply click HERE.

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Kerry King’s head tat ink holdin up pretty good, maybe enjoying smoothie?

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:10 AM (PST)

Photo: ©Andrew Stuart 2014

Got this from the Slayer camp yesterday. I have always wondered how much that head tat hurt. Personally, I don’t think Jeff would have wanted the band to stop making music for all of their fans if he died, and I fully support what they are doing. I mean, this is mysterious. He could be drinkin’ a smoothie we can’t see and just happens to be next to a really nice console. But I vote…thrash!

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Streaming Music: YOB – “Clearing The Path To Ascend”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:22 PM (PST)

yobYou should probably halt whatever it is you’re involved in right now because sludge metal group YOB are streaming their entire upcoming album and that means you should listen to it, because everything else is pointless.  The album is called Clearing The Path To Ascend and consists of four rather long and atmospheric songs that fans are sure to be listening to on repeat for the next couple weeks.  The album is scheduled for release on Septermber 2nd with Neurosis’s own label Neurot Recordings.

You can find the stream right here.

Clearing The Path To Ascend will be YOB’s seventh album to date and the follow up to 2011′s Atma. CTPTA was recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Oregon and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Vocalist Mike Scheidt recently commented on the release:

“Writing this album felt like being plugged into a main. Emotionally, it’s our heaviest. But it also has some real beauty and light. We dug the deepest we ever have to get to the heart of these tunes.”



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Music Video: The Contortionist – Language I: Intuition”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:42 PM (PST)

The_Contortionist_-_LanguageIndiana prog-corers (new sub genre anyone?) The Contortionist have just dropped a video for their new song “Language I: Intuition”.  It’s a pretty mellow song overall but definitely not bad if this is what you’re into.  I personally like some of their recorded stuff, and although I bought a shirt, I’ve been pretty underwhelmed both times I’ve seen them live.  Not to say they aren’t good live by any means, as they were very talented,  it just wasn’t quite what I was expecting at the time.

You can see the video by clicking right here.

The song comes from The Contortionist’s forthcoming album Language which should be out September 16 via Good Fight/E-One. This will be their third studio album and the first to feature new singer Mike Lessard (Last Chance To Reason).  Lessard had this to say about the video:

“Very pleased to share this video! It was a very special process for me to be able to capture some of the natural beauty of where I call home, the place that was a large part of my lyrical inspiration for the album. It was also a pleasure being able to work with Corey Norman and the Bonfire Films crew. We hope everyone enjoys!”

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New Music: Obituary – “Visions In My Head”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM (PST)

ObituaryInkedInBloodFlorida death metal vets Obituary have just released the track “Visions In My Head” off their upcoming album Inked In Blood. It’s definitely worth checking out whether you’re an Obituary fan or not, and if you’re part of the second group shame on you. Personally I’m not as into it as earlier stuff but it is growing on me after a few spins. Inked In Blood is scheduled for an October 28th release through Relapse Records and will be the band’s ninth studio release.

To give “Visions In My Head” a listen or ten click right here.

Inked In Blood will be Obituary’s first album since 2009′s Darkest Day and the first to feature new lead guitarist Kenny Andrews and new bassist Terry Butler(Massacre, Six Feet Under, Death).  It also marks the first time they’ve recorded without bassist Frank Watkins since 89.  If you’re looking to pre-order the album you can do so right here.  They also just announced a pretty killer looking tour with Carcass called “Inked In Steel” and you can get a list of venues and more concrete details here.

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Deep Cuts: Godflesh

Posted by morganyevans on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM (PST)


Every Godflesh song is essentially a deep cut. There’s that pesky disclaimer again. Hey, people know “Christbait Rising” more than the b-sides from Pure, for example. So that warrants a column, in my book!!!

Click HERE and see what songs I am right about revering above numerous others in the band’s nearly inexhaustible potential songbook to choose from.

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Howdy carrion-crawlers and pilgrims into the rock vortex. Skeletonwitch have a muscular new thrashin’ video for “Unending, Everliving” , a top track from Serpents Unleashed. The band have also released a limited-edition “Unending, Everliving” 7-inch featuring hand-screened artwork designed by Jeremy Hush (Black Tusk, Rwake) on the B-side. Limited to just 300 copies, the 7-inch is now available exclusively through the Prosthetic webshop paired with a t-shirt or alongside sale-priced copies of “Serpents Unleashed” on CD or LP!

Click HERE for some major bloody good metal penance.

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Unearth announce “Watchers of Rule”

Posted by morganyevans on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:33 AM (PST)


New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH have announced Watchers of Rule to be released via eOne Music on October 28th, 2014. Produced by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band’s six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Lewis also produced the band’s previous release, Darkness in the Light in 2011.

UNEARTH recently wrapped up a highly publicized Oncoming Storm Tour, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the band’s fan favorite LP. The band also took part in the famed HEAVY MONTREAL FESTIVAL where they debuted a track off the new LP called “The Swarm.”

What can I say? There isn’t a single Unearth song I dislike. The new album name sounds like a Testament-type title. Count me in! Widdly chugga roarrghh!!!

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Album Review: Swallowed – “Lunarterial”

Posted by morganyevans on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:34 PM (PST)


Swallowed‘s “Opening Of The Key” boasts a Charon-helmed boat ride to madness via the ominous and impending insanity tinged, spacious intro the likes of which haven’t been heard since Dripping Goss’ “prelude/we onward” from their early Flake record (which no one heard). When the plodding and remarkable attack of the impactful Eagle Twin meets black metal Melt Banana “Reverence Through” takes over, you’ll be way past the Mahavishnu point of turning back. Your spaceship is in a fuckin’ shit storm of distortion and inarguably undeniably crazy and heavy shit. Mental freak out shit, but with drums that are in charge of pretty much everything, gruff vocal acrobatics to make Rammstein blush and humongous balls dangling from we do not give a fuck riff-outs. I don’t know how else to describe it. Seven years from inception, the Finland based project hit a real stride with this one.

“Arterial Mists Of Doom” is a near perfect eruption of filthy doom and epileptic speed, married in unholy hellfire to some of the oddest textures since this year’s new one from Brussels’ Emptiness.

“Black Aura” has a certain dreadier side of Boris panache to it, thumping pylon suspended hits thudding into the artificial Earth while engines bear down with all the insistence of planes in some WW2 propaganda movie meets arthouse romp through Purgatory, complete with falling water sounds, feedback contemplation and psych rock dystopian meditations and flirtations with some Syd B. Floyd-ian Freudian Skinny Puppy. Cuz that’s the thing, maybe hell is not knowing if we could have been invicible? If we even should want to be. Confidence versus humility.

“Black Phlegm”. Hurtling into a void that could be our own minds.

For Today present “Molotov” video

Posted by morganyevans on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:25 PM (PST)


For Today have come through with a new video, as promised. “Molotov”, it is. Fan of the band and this site is called Metal Riot, but is rioting really going to fix things right now?

Click HERE and contemplate.

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Slipknot release new song “The Devil In I”

Posted by morganyevans on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM (PST)


Slipknot are back with a second song from their forthcoming album. It’s got this kind of killer Arch Enemy groove metal intro before Corey Taylor shows over an atmospheric verse why he is one of the most versatile vocalists in rock. And that chorus aint too shaby either, though it sounds a bit indebted to David Draiman (in a good way). Then the shit gets all semi commercial/faux-black metal with a whip cream flanger topping in the bridge. My verdict…Overall, this is knot going to suck- though Joey is very much missed.

Click HERE to check it out.

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IX from C.O.C. is some of the best fuzzed out tones from the band this side of America’s Volume Dealer, perfect to ease the aches and pains of what ails you or to help incur new bruises rocking out.

Just a real rambling rumble here , a sense of friendship and exploration in these tunes. One of my favorite albums in the band’s career, actually. My fave since In The Arms of God, which I dig as much as Deliverance and Animosity and more than Blind, to be honest. Though any era of C.O.C. is the bees knees, the total shit, rock n roll, etc. The band are touring  with Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying in the best, coolest fucking package tour of the year, in my opinion. I spoke to veteran musical soldier Mike Dean about the tour and the latest John Custer collaborative

C.O.C. audio event, HERE.

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Screen+Shot+2014-08-22+at+5.33.44+PMDream Theater announces Breaking The Fourth Wall!

Dream Theater will release Breaking the Fourth Wall: Live From The Boston Opera House on September 30th. The performance was filmed at the Boston Opera House featuring very special guests from the Berklee College of Music orchestra and choir. Be sure to pre-order the webstore exclusive Blue-Ray & 3CD set with a poster!

Click HERE to check it out.

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