Neurosis stream “Fires Within Fires” with Noisey

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:39 AM (PST)


2016 has been an exemplary year for metal with vets from Anthrax to even Metallica rocking strong new material to upcomers like Slaves BC to Mantar to Electric Citizen kicking ass as well with solid outings. Perhaps no release has been more anticipated than the new Neurosis outing, as is usually the case whenever the revered icons of the true underground get the tape rolling.

I found the new one to be not as heavy as the obstinate masterpiece Given To The Rising nor as full of mind bending entropy as Honor Found In Decay. Fires Within Fires is top notch but finds the group leaner and very focused, as close to their live sound in recent years as I have perhaps heard them capture yet. From the overlapping vocals on the stomping but almost punk infused weirdness of “Fire Is The End Lesson” to the sprawling 10:37 trip out of “Reach”, there is something here for fans of most sides of the band.

We are still so lucky to have these guys in the ranks of rock n roll, always pushing and elevating critical thinking and artistry over sheer brawn or moronic posturing. Here is the stream of the new record at NOISEY.

NEUROSIS‘ Fires Within Fires will see worldwide release on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms this Friday, September 23rd; see the wide array of preorder bundles and options RIGHT HERE.

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Fear Factory were originally known as Ulceration.

Product of Hate release “… As Your Kingdom Falls” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM (PST)


Wisconsin metallers Product of Hate have released a music video for their song “… As Your Kingdom Falls”.

About the video, front man Adam Gilley comments:

“We decided to put together a live video using footage shot during our spring tour with Mushroomhead. Set to a fan-favorite track from our debut album, this video gives viewers an idea of the energy that we bring to the stage each and every night, especially for those who have never seen us live. Product of Hate is a band that is all about the live concert performance. It’s very important to us to make sure that we are giving the fans what they deserve – a killer show, whether we’re playing in front of 50 people or 5,000.”

Product of Hate will be heading out on the road with Hammer Fight on September 28.

Check out the “… As Your Kingdom Falls” video and Product of Hate tour dates here.

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Charred Walls of the Damned streaming ‘Creatures Watching Over the Dead’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:12 PM (PST)


Heavy metallers Charred Walls of the Damned are streaming their newest album Creatures Watching Over the Dead over at

This will be the band’s third album and will be released on September 23 via Metal Blade Records.

Head over to to stream the new album.

Check out the drum demonstration for “My Eyes” as well as the Creatures Watching Over the Dead track list here.

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Misconducters release lyric video for new track

Posted by Den on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:56 PM (PST)

Power trio Misconducters has released a lyric video of “Invasion”, taken from the just released 4th album Circadian (MS Metal).


Watch the rumbling clip BELOW.




Cattle Decapitation to kick off tour with Brujeria, Eternal Sleep, Piñata Protest

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:49 PM (PST)


Tomorrow, San Diego deathgrind unit CATTLE DECAPITATION will head back out on the road for a nine-date North American headlining tour before joining Brujeria for a trek across the US in October. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st and includes support from Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.

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From the new album art, which turns me on with murderous vampiric potency and makes me want to destroy Alt-Right wanksters worried about their masculinity, to the new barrage of psychotic sounds that Anaal Nathrakh continue to claim as “music”…well, this is the best, raddest shit. I know that is scarcely a sentence but I just had this super sweet pink champagne to celebrate a dear friend’s last day after 12 years as a psych-nurse at a high risk facility and this band consistently makes music that sounds like the inner workings of her former patient’s minds scrambling to find purchase. It is both elating for fans of industrial and black metal freedom and depressing because the world is so dark that this band serves as a viable mirror to a twisted reality, but regardless of all that the new Anaa; Nathrakh is again singularly ass kicking, stunning and fucknuts in one fell swoop (as usual).

Dudes are up there with Scott Walker and Neubauten for least pandering music ever.

Invisible Oranges has the new track HERE.

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Album Review: Meat Loaf – “Braver Than We Are”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:09 PM (PST)


Has it really been since 2012 since Meat Loaf last released a studio album? Hell in a Handbasket was released in March 2012 in the United States and I saw Meat Loaf for the first time in fall of 2012.

I spent most of 2012 and 2013 spinning Hang Cool Teddy Bear. At the time it was my favorite Meat Loaf album since the Christmas that I got Bat Out of Hell III and spun the track off of that CD.

When I heard that Meat Loaf was going to be working on what eventually became Braver Than We Are and when I found out that it was going to be mostly Jim Steinman songs I of course couldn’t help but to be excited. I’m excited every time that I hear that Meat Loaf is going to be working on new music. I’ve been a Meat Loaf fan since I was very young, probably in elementary or middle school. I’ve gone through his entire discography, discovering new parts of his music that I didn’t know from my parent’s lacking collection of Bat Out of Hell. Bat Out of Hell III and Hang Cool Teddy Bear are the albums I grew up to, they are the Meat Loaf albums of my generations, even if they weren’t written for me and even if no one else my age listens to them, they mean the world to me.

And so I’ve waited for Braver Than We Are, reading all of the news updates that I could get about it and when it became available for pre-order, I ordered it just as quickly as I could afford to.

Now the album is finally here, released on September 16, almost ten years to the day from when Bat Out of Hell III came out.

On the back cover of the CD case, under the track list is a line; a warning, a selling point, a declaration – take it for what you will. It reads: This Record Is Explicit and Politically Incorrect.

Without any further ado, here is my review of Braver Than We Are.


Amon Amarth premiere “Raise Your Horns” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 5:52 PM (PST)


Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth have premiered the video for their song “Raise Your Horns”.

“Raise Your Horns” comes off Amon Amarth’s most recent album Jomsviking.

Amon Amarth is preparing to head out on a North American tour with Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Butcher Babies.

Check out the “Raise Your Horns” video as well as Amon Amarth tour dates here.

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Obituary release live version of “Intoxicated”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:54 PM (PST)


Florida death metal mainstays Obituary have released a live version of their song “Intoxicated”.

“Intoxicated” originally was released on Slowly We Rot and the live version will be released on the upcoming Obituary album Ten Thousand Ways To Die.

Obituary comments on “Intoxicated (Live)”:

“Intoxicated’ is one of the 12 songs that we recorded while on the road with Cannibal Corpse during the U.S. run of the Inked in Blood World Tour. We had the luxury of having a full ProTools recording rig on the road with us thanks to Joe Cincotta from Full Force Studio who will be producing the new album with us and also happens to be our live sound engineer in America.”

Head over to Loudwire to hear the live version of “Intoxicated”.

Check out Obituary tour dates here.

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Album Review: The Devil Wears Prada – “Transit Blues”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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The Devil Wears Prada return with one of their better full lengths, the new and
colorfully titled Transit Blues. The band sound far from travel weary on the record
though, turning in one of their rowdier performances to date and first full length
post-Chris. Kyle Sipress really proves his full worth here and the songwriting is some
of the band’s most concise to date. The thing with Prada is if you aren’t as crazy
about one release you very well might love the next because they love to dabble with
their core sound while retaining signature elements. It is also why they have a great
live show because they aren’t afraid of dynamics but also know when a hype song like
new single “Daughter” or the rapid fire intro riff of the closing title track is the way to go.

“Praise Poison”, the opening track, is particularly strong. It starts with a
percussive rattle and soon erupts into a headwalking whirl of syncopated crush and
fierce guitar tones. “Consider me dead and buried,” sings Mike Hranica, but this song
is as lively as some of the craziest stuff from The Chariot’s glory years and with an
expanded sense of fret teasing while also knowing when to lay back and let simpler
chords build momentum (something so many younger bands drop the ball on these days).


Album Review: Pain – “Coming Home”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:05 PM (PST)


Pain‘s latest follows Peter Tägtgren’s success with the Lindemann project with
Rammstein’s freakish Frankenstein-like genius of German engineering Mr.Till Lindemann.
The new album Coming Home is less an extension of that and more off-kilter twisting
turns from the Hypocrisy veteran and producer. You never know quite what you will get
from Pain and Coming Home is a cool addition to their career.

“Designed To Piss You Off” sort of comes off like a more industrial leaning RevCo song
with a more melodic chorus but galloping almost cowboy beat and some surprising
textures and twang meets distortion. The 2:38 bridge goes for a big hook you might
expect from Linkin Park but the song doesn’t lose any punch in pursuit of “size”.
Still, it is more of a lyrical theme than anything most folks would be pissed off by,
unless they dislike melody actually. Elsewhere “Natural Born Idiot” could please Threat Signal fans accustomed to diverse textures under one roof with industrial leanings, while “A Wannabe” has a killer kind of ominous intro that could almost be Led Zeppelin with a loop beat.

Full review and album preview BELOW.

Airbourne release music video for their song “Rivalry”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:47 AM (PST)


Australia hard rockers Airbourne have released a music video for their latest song “Rivalry”.

“Rivalry” comes off of the upcoming album Breakin’ Outta Hell which will be released on Septebmer 23 via Spinefarm Records.

Explains frontman Joel O’Keeffe:

“The lyric probably came from us watching Football Factory or The Firm, one of those kind of films. And I think at the time there was a big Grand Prix race on, lots of intense rivalries being reported in the media. Plus, as with other songs we’ve done, there’s an aspect here of rock ‘n’ roll taking a stand against those corporate forces that seek to restrict our freedoms, that try to shut down the little live venues, leaving bands with nowhere to really hone their craft…”

Check out the video for “Rivalry” here.

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German metalcore vegans Heaven Shall Burn have today released their latest album Wanderer. In conjunction with the release of Wanderer the band has released a music video for their song “Passage of the Crane”.

Check out the videos for “Passage of the Crane” and for “Downshifter” as well as tour dates here.

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‘Braver Than We Are’ out today!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:46 AM (PST)

Meat Loaf

Hard rock workhorse Meat Loaf has today released his long anticipated thirteenth studio album and follow up to 2011′s Hell in a Handbasket.

All of the songs on Braver Than We Are are written by Jim Steinman.

Check out the track list for Braver Than We Are here.

Song Of The Week: Once Human’s “Eye Of Chaos”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:20 AM (PST)


It would be un metal of us not to recognize the new Once Human video as the most metal as nails clip we witnessed this week. The opening riff is super beastly and the first scream gave me goosebumps. Pretty sure other types of fluid from blood to liquid feces to happy juice also exited the premises during and after this adrenaline charged monster . They beat the breakdown generation at their own game, have some psycho little prog flourishes in there without it losing the intensity to noodle city, the lyrics are powerful and the tones are crisp yet brutal. Lauren, Logan and pals completely dominate with this one and we grovel in awed submission to the onslaught of rockness. \m/

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