Melvins release “Colossus Of Destiny” movie Kickstarter footage

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:58 AM (PST)

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There is a really solid looking Melvins documentary in the works. The kickstarter launched and is HERE.

The film, which is currently under production with an anticipated early 2016 release, is the creation of Bob Hannam and Ryan Sutherby.  The pair, who met through a mutual affection for the Melvins, began work on the officially authorized documentary in late 2014.

“We kept asking ourselves why no one had ever made a film about the Melvins,” explained Hannam.  “What an incredible story and twisted tale both Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have taken.  There aren’t many bands who can say they’ve influenced some of the most popular artists of our generation and done it in every instance according to their own rules, still as important, if not more so, some 32 years after forming.”

You can catch some footage from the trailer (featuring Mark Arm, David Yow, Matt Pike, Chris Cornell and more) BELOW.

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Full Of Hell/Merzbow leftovers, full live A389 set!

Posted by morganyevans on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:40 AM (PST)

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Ocean City’s raging-est grind punkers Full Of Hell‘s complete set from A389 Bash is online HERE. It is pretty much pure, unrestrained fury. Great footage and virulent sounds.

This from Dom Romeo:

Hi everyone
Lunchtime ran out at work / gotta be quick

I just put a handful of the last copies of the FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW 12″ in our webstore.  Grab one if you can or cry later / new pressing coming soon.  
We’ll be shipping them Sunday.  

Also added a ton of distro stuff.

Stay tuned for announcements this week
New NOISEM LP, CHOKEHOLD Discography and more

Ok gotta run. Be good :)

Oh and Watch the FULL OF HELL set from the A389 Bash in January c/o HATE5SIX
http://hate5six.com/player.php?album=3294286

Dom

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Coal Chamber premiere title track for “Rivals”

Posted by morganyevans on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM (PST)

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As a career non shit giver I’m gonna buck the “all nu metal sucks” trend and say that I’m stoked on the new Coal Chamber.

Title track RIVALS from the return LP (slated for a May 19th Napalm Records release) is nice and raw like Dark Days but has the sort of unhinged theatrical verses, albeit darker than before, of the early CC stuff. Check it out HERE. The chorus kind of sounds like Machine Head but Dez has his own trademark voice. This song has movement and bark. I don’t see how it isn’t better than the vast majority of shitty deathcore or Christ-core bands out now, especially since there are less derivative “nu” clone bands copying Korn and Coal Chamber these days and no one gives a fuck about the Woodstock 99′ frat boy plague of Limp Bizkit. It makes it a little bit easier to remember what was good about this style (ie: groove, catharsis and big, dumb mosh pits), especially since Korn and Coal Chamber , as well as Sevendust, are making some of their best new tunes in forever.

Live  fan shot video BELOW.

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Who is ready for Cancer Bats new tour?

Posted by morganyevans on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:37 AM (PST)

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Cancer Bats have matured in a great way. While some people think they’ve gotten a bit softer (same complaint leveled at Gaslight Anthem on their still deeply excellent Get Hurt ), Cancer Bats are a band like Coliseum where the intensity rarely matters because whatever volume they attack at it is always about good songwriting first and foremost. I think recent tune “Satellites”  is about the best rough around the edges sing along punk tune I’ve heard yet in 2015. This is rock n roll as hell. Not to mention Mew’s cold Euro-prog song “Satellites” is amazing as well! I guess that’s what it takes to write a banger (shout out to P.O.D. “Satellite”). I have to go now.

03/12 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/15 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
03/16 St.Louis, MO Fubar
03/17-21 Austin, TX SXSW
03/23 Nashville, TN The End
03/24 Richmond, VA Strange Matter 
03/25 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
03/26 New York, NY Cake Shop
03/27 Cambridge, MA Middle East – Upstairs 
03/28 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

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We are very stoked over here on the upcoming March 17th self released and crowd funded “debut” from Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire. It’s just a massive musical statement out the gate for this underground group, a band featuring alumni from Obscura, Necrophagist, God Dethroned and Dark Funeral (to name a few). Album closer “Funeral For A Continent” is 12+ minutes of extreme progressive metal at its absolute finest, just a fearless array of musicianship, dynamics (“Orgonism”  is moody like mellower Daylight Dies) and varied but generally extreme vocal styles.

There are liquid leads, tempos that shift like sands beneath your feet and passages of both utmost heavy as well as delicate balance. These dudes make it look easy and, like Allegaeon’s recent Elements Of The Infinite, seem quite concerned with scientific themes like the Dyson Sphere as well as traditional metal concerns like…”Cthulhu”, of course. But the production on this record is really superior to Elements as well as many other recent tech and prog records.

Pre-order and check the cover art out HERE.

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Anthrax post studio footage with new music, next album due in 2015

Posted by morganyevans on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:31 PM (PST)

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Worship Music was worth the wait, but while it was a big hit for Anthrax, arguably pushing them back behind Metallica as the number 2 most popular classic thrash band currently, there were still some doubters who were biased by the whole Dan Nelson saga. I’m looking forward to the new Anthrax stuff. It’s great to have Joey Belladonna on fire again since his return and now with Jonathan Donais on board I have a feeling it is going to be some of the best stuff in Anthrax’s lengthy career. They just seem really fired up and more genuine in their excitement right now than the other big 4 bands. Plus, Donais (ex-Shadows Fall) was a worthy talent to replace the very pro Rob Caggiano in the band. With 2015 bringing new Armored Saint AND Anthrax releases, anyway you slice it this will be a win for heavy metal!

Click HERE for some in studio footage of new Anthrax!

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Unearth announce European dates plus support Arch Enemy

Posted by morganyevans on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:09 PM (PST)

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Arch Enemy‘s current victorious live dominance via their new line up will soon get a run for its’ money when American metalcore stalwarts Unearth, one of the most consistent and important heavy bands of the last decade or so, join up with team Alissa in Europe. This is a great package for fans to witness pure skill and reverence for intense metal on stage every night, two bands in it to win it with a long track record of giving their best to the fans.

Dates BELOW.

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Lars Ulrich says there is a lot of new Metallica music to sort through. Lars spoke to Rolling Stone HERE on progress for the proper follow-up to Death Magnetic. ”We’ve got lots of songs, and we’re honing them and tweaking them. It’s pretty close,” Ulrich noted. 

In addition the band are re-releasing No Life ‘Til Leather (The Dave Mustaine debate will rage on forever) on cassette format, like the original. Don’t all old tape players eat tapes by now? I thought after a few years all tape players become tape eating monsters. Does anyone make new cassette players, oh wise Phantom Lords?

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It’s an “Open Coffin Orgy” with Six Feet Under

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:30 PM (PST)

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Chris Barnes has always been controversial, whether spewing gore lyrics or for his personality (see the feud with the awesome Cattle Decapitation) . Whatever your take on Barnes, his new track “Open Coffin Orgy” is the funnest SFU song in a long time. SIX FEET UNDER, will release their eleventh studio recording this Spring via Metal Blade Records. The album is called Crypt Of The Devil, a collaboration between Chris Barnes and Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil “Landphil” Hall. I have high hopes for it, since Phil Hall is the man and writes awesome shit. I’ve always retained some measure of appreciation for SFU due to Barnes collaboration with Karyn Crisis on “Sick and Twisted”. J’adore Karyn and it’s just a classic really underground death metal track.

This new song starts off almost with like a half time Ministry riff re-cast in a death metal mold, though as it progresses things get more active guitar-wise. Some great stuff on this very heavy and at times humorous track. Wanna be serial killers who smoke weed on couches are stoked! Shit, I’m stoked! Check “Open Coffin Orgy” out HERE.

While on tour with Cannabis Corpse in 2013, Barnes and Hall met and kept in touch. Barnes would later lend his vocals to a track on Cannabis Corpse’s From Wisdom To Baked. That same year, Hall and Barnes joined forces to pen brand new SIX FEET UNDER tracks. Barnes lauds Hall’s take on the SIX FEET UNDER style of death metal and stated that this material was, “where my wheelhouse is – it’s where I thrive vocally and lyrically.”

Side Note: Barnes took to London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains etc.) in his new base of operations in Seattle, Washington to record vocals and in fact holed himself up in the very same booth where Layne Staley tracked his words. 

 

 

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The Skull announce U.S. dates supporting “For Those Which Are Asleep”

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:54 AM (PST)

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THE SKULL is the new band featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner, formerly of metal legends TROUBLE, and the twin guitar tandem of Lothar Keller and Matt Goldsborough (ex-PENTAGRAM). THE SKULL, who released its debut album, For Those Which Are Asleep, to roaring response this past fall, has welcomed new drummer Sean Saley — also formerly of PENTAGRAM — into the fold, replacing former stick man, and founding TROUBLE member, Jeff “Oly” Olson.

I’ve said it a lot recently but I gotta say again that along with Crypt Sermon, Godhunter, Geezer and the latest Electric Wizard release, The Skull prove that doom is stronger than ever, even post-Cathedral. The Skull nailed it on this debut and Wagner is as charismatic as ever vocally.

Now, THE SKULL announces U.S. tour dates in support of For Those Which Are Asleep, including three live performances as part of the 2015 SXSW Music Festival, set for March 17-22, in Austin, Texas. At the shows, THE SKULL will perform both songs from its debut and time-tested favorites from its canon of TROUBLE classics.

The just-announced live dates are as Below.

 

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Earth Crisis announce new EP release with Bullet Tooth

Posted by morganyevans on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:44 AM (PST)

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Vegan metalcore founders Earth Crisis are back with another great release, keeping their recent streak going strong!

The EP will have two newly recorded songs from the band’s pioneering debut album Destroy The Machines, and two unreleased songs die-hard fans may recognize from unreleased demos from the 90′s.

 Founding member, guitarist and song writer Scott Crouse, commented, “We think the songs on Destroy The Machines are still strong, and relevant, two decades later. We have always wanted to re-record them, and figured the 20 year anniversary of the album was a fitting occasion. Our intention isn’t to erase the original versions, just offer another version we feel will offer the power and clarity the songs deserve.  We also decided to record two songs we demo’d years ago because they’re great and people need to hear them! “Behind The Mask” and “Time Of Strife” are timeless and we think ExC fans will love them.”
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Ex-White Zombie/current Star & Dagger bassist Sean Yseult has a very creative new exhibition opening soon.

Scott Edwards Gallery is pleased to present “Sean Yseult – Soirée D’Evolution: Tableaux Vivants et Nature Mortes.” This Exhibition features the most recent work of Sean Yseult (former White Zombie bassist) based on a sordid secret society soiree in 1873 and the elaborate living pictures & still lifes staged as part of their lavish parties. Opening Reception will be held Saturday April 18, 7pm-12am.

The exhibit will be on display:
Front Gallery: April 16 – June 14
Back Gallery: June 18 – August 9 (Partial Display)

For a lengthy and very interesting press release on the background of the show’s historical and mystique filled origins, proceed BELOW.

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Review by Joan Singh

As most loyal fans of Crisis will find—Gospel of the Witches is a departure from the core metal/death sound of their 90’s heyday. But that’s to be expected. Away from the East Coast metal scene after the Crisis break-up, Karyn traveled to California to learn more about her experiences with the incorporeal, having had countless episodes of what could best be described as “encounters with the supernatural” during her childhood and onward.

In between self-discovery and music-making with a brief stint in husband Davide Tiso’s band Ephel Duath, we find a new Karyn, grounded in her abilities to communicate with her own spirit guide and with humanity through the medium of music. Ever the creative soul, she’s crafted and pursued leatherworks, paintings, and mediumship and come back full circle to music.

Gospel of the Witches’ debut album, Salem’s Wounds, is Karyn’s latest mesmerizing project with husband Davide Tiso of Ephel Duath and Bob Vigna from Immolation on guitar, Ross Dolan, also from Immolation, on bass and backing vocals, and Charlie Schmid from Vaura on drums. Each member brings a range of experience to the table.

To me, the first significant song is the opening track, aptly-titled “Omphalos”, which becomes just that – an object of power, positioned to propel the listener on a journey of arcane reflexivity. Karyn’s “I am no one, I am nothing, I am nowhere,” juxtaposed with “I am everything, I am everywhere, I am everyone,” starts with clean vocals and quickly metamorphoses into a growled delivery layered atop Ross Dolan’s own deathly vocals. It sets both the tone and expectations high with a powerful intro to the album. Its subtle ascending vocal tempo creates an escalating mood, a musical ascension of sorts. Short, simple and leading; it directs the listener right into the second song, “The Alchemist”, in which the theme of being an acolyte learning the ways of the occult arises from both the composition of Karyn’s music and lyrical content that points heavily towards mysticism and transmutation – “I am no longer the dust and lifeless, waiting to be swept away…” and “…I hear those words, kept unsaid, and I walk in the world of the living and the dead.” A little more than halfway through the song, we hear a bit of the old Crisis as Karyn alternates styles with bits of clean and heavier vocals with Dolan backing the choruses.

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Windhand to work with Jack Endino on next record

Posted by morganyevans on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:52 AM (PST)

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Richmond, VA psychedelic satan loving doom troupe WINDHAND have entered the studio with Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire). If it is half as good as Soma I’ll buy it! There’s a good likelihood that it might be even better though. Windhand have grown a lot in popularity and have probably been working hard to keep themselves there.

The band is recording their highly anticipated third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA. The currently untitled album will see a fall release via Relapse Records.

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Satyricon announce openers for “The Dawn Of A New Age 2015″ tour

Posted by morganyevans on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:35 AM (PST)

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Satyricon tapped Oslo Faenskap and Vredehammer to support the “The Dawn Of A New Age 2015″ tour in April.

Satyricon has always supported the Norwegian underground scene and will bring two potent new Norwegian bands out with them in April.

Oslo Faenskap is a young band signed to Indie Recordings. Their self released album “Give credits where credits is due”, was produced by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Magenta, Order, Satyricon). This album got the attention of Indie Recordings, and they are currently working on their record label debut.

They have supported various acts such as Mayhem, Kvelertak, Avenged Sevenfold and Satyricon on gigs in Norway. They mix all kinds of metal into their own blend and bring on a potent live show.

Vredehammer is fronted by Per Valla who has been involved with various extreme metal bands in the past such as Allfader and Elite. Their latest album, “Vinteroffer”, was nominated in the best metal album category at the Norwegian Spellemannprisen this year. They have one foot in the old school and one in the modern extreme metal category. Vredehammer is a name to look out for.

 

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