Primordial lyric video for “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” out now

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 1:02 PM (PST)



Just back from a run. Listening to the nu-goth rock splendor of Lacuna Coil’s “What I See” from their best record  Karmacode. Check my email. Oh, snap…new Primordial out this Fall!

Primordial are the most powerful metal force to ever come out of Ireland, pioneers of their blood, hope and revolution soaked poetic sound.

Singer A.A. Nemtheanga elaborates: “Some time at the end of 2013 we sat and began to plot a course for album number eight. We moved camp to a new rehearsal room and the ideas began to take shape. We felt it was time to try a new studio and engineer so we went to Grouse Lodge deep in the middle of Ireland and employed Gomez to come over and work on the new album.” The band’s idea was, of course, to keep the PRIMORDIAL trademarks intact while incorporating a broader, heavier more organic sound. “We feel revitalized, the hunger never left and we are ready for another chapter to be written in our history!”

Click HERE for more info, audio of the commanding title track  and song listing.

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Dissection vocalist and lead guitarist, Jon Nödtveidt, was convicted of being an accessory to a 1997 murder. He served 10 years in prison.

In Solitude with some sweet merch, Beastmilk Euro Dates

Posted by morganyevans on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:22 AM (PST)


In Solitude.

We reflect on their deep energy and so cold it makes ya feel warm vibes. Now there is a sweet white vinyl and tape thingy going on. Oh, European tour with Beastmilk begins next month.

Click HERE for more.

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“One more album, and a final tour” Ozzy speaks on Black Sabbath

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST)


The world’s greatest metal band may be preparing to call it quits for the final time.

Ozzy spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about the Black Sabbath‘s future.

“We’re going to do one more album, and a final tour.”

It doesn’t sound as if they’ll start writing the album until early 2015, however.

One thing is for certain, Ozzy is fired up and ready to go!

“Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea – because we were getting asked about it all the time – I said to Sharon, ‘What’s going on? Because if there’s no more Sabbath I want to get on with my own thing again,’ and she came back and said ‘Let me look into it.’”

Osbourne went as far as to say that he’d ‘Fly to the fucking moon’ to make this next album happen.

You can read the whole article from Rolling Stone here.

Check out the ‘Memoirs of a Madman’ trailer here.

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Brandon Butler releases statement on Veil Of Maya exit

Posted by morganyevans on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM (PST)


Veil Of Maya has always been mostly about the intricate guitar parts, with vocals seeming almost an afterthought or about Dexter and Heroes episodes or whatever. Still, the exit of Brandon Butler from the popular group was a shock. It isn’t as much of a frustrating loss as, say, Punch losing Meghan O’Neal Pennie right as They Don’t Have To Believe was gaining traction (seriously, wtf?), but Butler worked earnestly during his time in VoM.

Here is his statement.

“As most of you know by now I am no longer in Veil of Maya. This decision was one of the toughest ones I have ever made in my life. The journey I have had traveling the world and playing for people who want to hear music I helped create is impossible to describe in words. The last 7 years of my life have been one wild ride and there is nothing I would take back about it. It was a dream of mine to make an impact with my words, even if in just a few lives. I will NEVER stop being passionate for music and writing as it is a massive part of my life. I feel as if I was on the verge of writing some of my best lyrics yet with the VOM guys and wish I could have showed you all.

“Marc, Sam, and Danny are currently working extremely hard on some amazing stuff that I know you guys will enjoy. They have a strong vision for how this album should sound and personally and creatively I had a different view from theirs which caused a wedge between us in this last year. I spent 7 years of my life hanging out with those guys grinding it out on the road and will always love them like brothers regardless of how it ended. It was an adventure with tons of ups and downs. Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of my time with veil. You changed my life for the better! The biggest thing I will miss is sharing experiences and stories with my friends around the world. Thank you for everything you have given me. VOM has the best fans ever! It was an absolute honor sharing the stage with you all and I’ll miss it. Stay fucking metal \m/”

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Death Wolf release new track; announce new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:41 AM (PST)

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Who has been waiting for new Death Wolf?

Ahead of their new album, coming out in Spring 2015, they’ve dropped a new track, “Today King, Tomorrow Dead”.

The new album will be called III: Östergötland and will be released via Blooddawn Productions/Century Media Records.

You can stream “Today King, Tomorrow Dead” here.

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Check Out the Latest Relapse Records Podcast!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:08 AM (PST)


Whether you take the bus, subway, train, walk, exercise or just want to kill some time there’s no reason not to stream or download the latest podcast from one of heavy metal’s greatest independent record labels!

September’s issue of the Relapse Records podcast is their 31st installment and has a killer tracklist

Head over here to check out the tracklist and download one of the heaviest podcasts on the internet!

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Process of Guilt/Rorcal Split Streaming Over at Cvlt Nation!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:47 AM (PST)


Two doomster bands drag corpses through swams in their latest split 12″!

Process of Guilt from Portugal and Rorcal from Switzerland have released the best doom metal I’ve heard all year!

The physical LP won’t drop for a couple more weeks, but thanks to those crazy metalheads over at Cvlt Nation, we can all get our sludge on now!

Head on over to Cvlt Nation to check out Process of Guilt and Rorcal here!

Process of Guilt and Rorcal will be tearing up Europe this fall! Check out tour dates here.

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Annihilated release ‘XIII Steps To Ruination’ title track

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:15 PM (PST)


Los Angeles is handing us our asses with this new track from Annihilated.

Consisting of Eric Matranga (Ex-Excretion, Grotesque), Scott Fuller (Abysmal Dawn) and Eric Cohen (Ex-Arkaik) Annihilated bring their own style of brutality to the extreme metal scene.

XIII Steps to Ruination is due out on October 28th.

To hear the track and find out more cool stuff about Annihilated and their signing to Unique Leader Records click here.

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Interview: Orange Goblin – Welcome the heavy space rock, “Sabbath Hex”

Posted by morganyevans on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM (PST)


Music is an art form and it should be enjoyed and used as a pressure valve by those that create it. – Ben

Orange Goblin are Back From The Abyss with a space faring new record of star sailing and stage clobbering anthems for rockers, lovers and voyagers. Click Here for an interview with Ben and a look at the “Sabbath Hex” music video.

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Decapitated stream sixth full length “Blood Mantra”

Posted by morganyevans on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM (PST)


Decapitated and Metal Hammer have a full album stream of the band’s new album, Blood Mantra, which will hit streets on September 30 in North America. This Decapitated line-up is so nasty. Just listen to opener “Exiled In Flesh” and try not to have the complete essence of heavy metal course through your blood. This is power.

Plenty to please fans of the weird detours on the excellent and bold Carnival Is Forever , the new one will please older fans of their more brutal side as well as anyone looking for a metal route to take after Gorgut’s Colored Sands. You can even hear them cut loose a bit and just plain rock on adrenal-stomper “Veins”. I can see that decimating just about any crowd. Grab this. An ESSENTIAL release for the Fall. Poland has struck a vein of molten gold thrice this year with Vader, Decapitated and Behemoth.

Click HERE to stream.

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My 666th Metal Riot post = “Highway To Hell”, Thanks Malcolm

Posted by morganyevans on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM (PST)


This post is my 666th Metal Riot post, so I wanted to make it special. I was gonna just give it to Maiden and post “Number Of The Beast” or something but it’s gotta go to AC/DC in honor of Malcolm’s retirement. Thanks for the sheer brilliance, mate.  #highwaytohell

Turn this up, kids.

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Album Review: Fit For A King – “Slave To Nothing”

Posted by morganyevans on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:24 AM (PST)


Fit For A King‘s Slave To Nothing is impressive, a step forward for the band while retaining enough old sound to appeal to fans familiar with their history. The Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Miss May I) assisted production is perfect for the band. I would kill to work with Will and the band are obviously relishing their collaboration. Solid State Records is matching their greatest releases with this. It certainly is up to par with Demon Hunter’s best, with a display of soaring melody plus a whiplash groove to please fans looking to fill the Chimaira or God Forbid voids as well.

“Young & Undeserving” just sounds mean starting out, but really takes off with spacious guitars and melodic vocals that would please fans of Saosin’s brighter moments of the Cove era. The title track of the album was my least favorite at first, but on repeated listens the repeated shouts and determination felt genuine. Lead verse intro riff also pounds and grooves hard. Kudos to Jared Easterling completely owning this album with a beastly drum arrangements. The record doesn’t reach the ferocity of the also groove heavy Those Who Fear’s latest, but it does really bludgeon at times and with a good sense of purpose. “Cleanse My soul” is great for an introspective singalong drive with a detour or two into deathcore country breakdowns and back, while “The Final Thoughts OF A Dying Man” has some gorgeous lead guitar runs that would make Within the Ruins fans alert, proving Fit For A King aren’t just another band with “King” in their name who are trend-wagon moshing. The guitar work and pining for younger innocence on this mixed with a will to grow get a big thumbs up. This record will make a real fun live show as well, no doubt.

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Homework of the day: Russia’s Second To Sun’s “Three Fairy Tales” EP

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM (PST)


Second To Sun plays modern and avant-garde heavy metal music with the elements of black metal and ethnic Finno-Ugric music. You will want to experience their new EP, a web of black metal and progressive instrumental influenced sounds that you will be glad to be snared by. My favorite is “Barmaley”, which has mysterious guitar and cool staggered drum patterns.

Belarusian artist Oleg Zelenkevich provided cover artwork.

Second To Sun was formed by guitarist Vladimir Klimov-Lehtinen and drummer Artem Vishnyakov in 2012. Soon after the release of the first EP titled The God’s Favourite Whore, Artem left the band and S2S had become a one man band, but later Anton Danilevsky joined Vladimir as a bassist and Theodor Borowski as a drummer. In 2013, the band released their first full-length album, Based On A True Story, and a year later this  EP titled Three Fairy Tales.  The band is currently writing material for a new full-length album.

Check the EP out HERE.

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The 1:11 chainsaw to the zombie chic’s gut makes this whole experience worth it alone, but damn…Cannibal Corpse have done it again. A Skeletal Domain, their 13th LP, is the highest charting Billboard record in Cannibal’s gory history, landing at #32 in the Top 200 Chart for first week numbers. Remember, this is extreme death metal. There is a lot of pop and other crap to contend with and the Cannibal boys have done us proud.

Shit, I need to nap more often. I swear, I passed out and woke up in a stupor to late news of an impending Ministry “From Beer to EternaTour” (congrats to insanely great drummer AAaron Rossi on the impending birth of his kid) and a NEW Cannibal video!

If you can’t get enough of a desperate survivor going h.a.m. on some unruly undead, “Kill or Become” is for you.

Click HERE to watch it! “Fire up the chainsaaaawwwwwwwwwww”

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Melvins beat “Sesame Street Meat” with help from Butthole Surfers

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:01 AM (PST)


While we are all bummed out about Malcolm Young retiring, let’s be thankful that we at least know the Melvins will probably never, ever hang it up.

The Quietus has premiered a new Butthole/Melvins jaunt entitled “Sesame Street Meat”. I don’t know if that is a nod to the whole “please don’t tickle me, Elmo” controversy awhile ago but it is a solid jam full of heavy ass Eggnog-worthy low end and some of the quirky textural detours their major label years or even under-appreciated gem Hostile Ambient Takeover afforded listeners. But all in all it is more early grunge sounding than most of what they have done between now and, say, A Senile Animal. Great stuff. Click HERE to get blessened.

Paul Leary and JD Pinkus join the band on new album Hold It In, out October 14th. Pre-order HERE.

Buzz pic by Rei Weiss


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