Eye of Nix premiere new song “Blood In The Fire”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:13 AM (PST)

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Seattle drone metallers Eye of Nix have premiered a new song “Blood In The Fire”.

“Blood In The Fire” comes off of the upcoming album Moros which will drop on November 6.

Check out “Blood In The Fire” and Eye of Nix tour dates here.

Black Sabbath guitarist Toni Iommi lost the tips of his middle and ring finger in an industrial accident and plays with the aid of thimbles which extend his fingers.

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Rhode Island  Powerviolence act Fucking Invincible are preparing to release the I Hate Myself And Want You To Die EP in December.

Check out the tracklist for the EP here.

Please pray for Gary Miller from Bad Brains aka Dr Know.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)


As some of you have now heard, legendary guitarist Gary Miller aka Dr Know of Bad Brains has fallen ill.

I have some details but am not going to tell the whole story in lieu of the band and family not making a statement yet.

Doc is like my mentor and a good friend and my cousin has been involved with him. Plus we share some music connections.

I will just say for now that doctors are doing what they can. He is alive at present and there is some hope.

Please keep that PMA strong for Gary. He has given us so much. Below is a quote from an old interview I did with my friend.




Vardis signs to SPV/Steamhammer

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)


British NWoBHM band Vardis have signed a worldwide deal to SPV/Steamhammer.

Vardis will release Red Eye in 2016.

Check out comments from guitarist and singer Steve Zodiac and Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn here.

Spock’s Beard release “Tides of Time” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:14 AM (PST)

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Los Angeles prog rockers Spock’s Beard have released a lyric video for their song “Tides of Time”.

“Tides of Time” is the third single from the band’s The Oblivion Particle, which was the band’s 12 studio album.

Check out the video for “Tides of Time” here.

Visigoth release “Iron Brotherhood” live video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM (PST)


Salt Lake City heavy metallers Visigoth have released a live video for their song “Iron Brotherhood”.

“Iron Brotherhood” is from Visigoth’s debut album The Revenant King.

The “Iron Brotherhood” live video was recorded at the “Frost and Fire Festival”.

Check out the video and a comment from the band here.

Lament Cityscape announce US south tour with Take Over And Destroy

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:04 AM (PST)

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Oakland doom upstarts Lament Cityscape are prepared to drag you down a riverbed.

In support of their debut LP The Torn Lament Cityscape are preparing to tear it up across the south with Arizona’s Take Over and Destroy.

Check out full tour dates as well as The Torn and a video for “Pale Hands” here.


Revocation release “The Fix” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:41 AM (PST)


Massachusetts death metallers Revocation have dropped a music video for their song “The Fix”.

“The Fix” comes from Revocation’s 2014 release Deathless.

Empire of the Obscene will be reissued on November 13 via Metal Blade Records.

Dave Davidson on the re-release:

“Back in 2008 we self released our debut record Empire of the Obscene only pressing 1,000 copies at the time, now thanks to the good folks at Metal Blade and the demand of our fans it will be available worldwide! We are very excited to finally give this record a proper release and can’t wait for everyone to hear the newly remixed and remastered tunes courtesy of Pete Rutcho. We’re also including the elusive “Summon The Spawn” demo from 2006 as well as newly revamped cover art to make this release extra special.”

Check out “The Fix” lyric video here.

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Amaranthe release “True” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:21 AM (PST)


Swedish melo-deathers Amaranthe have released the music video for their song “True”

“True” comes off the EP Breaking Point – B-Sides 2011-2015 released today.

Check out the video for “True” and a full list of North American tour dates here.

The Acacia Strain release “Send Help” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:07 AM (PST)

The Acacia Strain

Massachusetts deathcorers in The Acacia Strain have released a music video for their song “Send Help”.

“Send Help” comes off Come Witch which came out in 2014 via Rise Records.

Check out the Max Moore directed video here.

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An announcement from ANTHRAX.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM (PST)


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“This time we tried to hold it back and give it a more bleak and depressing thing. Climax was sort of sexy and passionate.
This one we wanted more bleak.”

Let’s just start with the list of band members: Mat “Kvohst” McNerney -
Vocals, Valtteri Arino – Bass, Linnéa Olsson – Guitar, Uno Bruniusson – Drums,
Juho Vanhanen – Guitar (live/studio)

Yes, Grave Pleasures are a cult rock supergroup of sorts for people who follow
post-punk, death rock and underground metal. Formed in the wake of the passing
of not just critical darlings Beastmilk but also The Oath and In Solitude, the
void yawned and out of the chaotic aftermath was birthed the titanic output of
creativity and the right mix of personalities locking together that gives us
this new amazing band, Grave Pleasures.

Dreamcrash is that guilty pill you want to slip yourself, a dark and sensual trip via Sony/Metal Blade through the shadowy Lost Highways of Hell, but much more fun that nightmarish in the end. The band slink, rock, groove and emote down corridor after corridor of pitch perfect post punk guitar dissonance and the unbeatable tribal pounding of Uno Bruniusson’s often tom heavy beats.

The dual guitars and crooning vocals evoke a dalliance with the dark but a
sense of self worth that makes you long for immortality than a thirst
addiction, but the record is addictive as a vampire’s kiss nonetheless.

For a talk with astounding Swedish musician Linnéa Olsson of Grave Pleasures,
proceed BELOW.

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Punk is the genre we cover the least on this site as it is metal’s snotty sister, but when we do write about it…it is usually about War On Women. I’ll go on record and say that the Baltimore band of feminists made INARGUABLY the best punk album of 2015 (followed by Svetlanas and Heartless Breakers at second and third place this year, both of which are slightly more debatable). But War On Women’s S/T record managed to recapture the protest spirit and general fearlessness that made a band like The Gits so important, the co-ed sense of unity and awareness that equal rights go beyond gender.

Punk News has their video for “Say It” HERE. If you have trauma and are easily triggered, be forewarned that it deals with loudly vocalizing your rape or abuse, so any readers or music fans for whom that is difficult here is a heads up ahead of time. Music can make a song’s meaning resonate even more powerfully, and this is a truly powerful and emotional song. And it should be heard. And played loudly at colleges and elsewhere all across the world.

And after you check the new video out over at Punk News, be sure to head back here and read THIS INTERVIEW we did with the band if you haven’t already.

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I know most of you are bummed about the fuckin’ Mets losing Game 2. Mebbe this’ll cheer ya. I said I’d wait til Halloween to post the last song on the Metal Riot CREATURE HONEYMOON Bandcamp comp, but I lied.Here it is…track 15! Geezer‘s awesome as fuck Frankenstein stoner rock jam of tiumph “To Build A Monster”. Big thanks to Pat Harrington and everyone involved in the track for getting this on here. This comp was a blast to put together. Happy Halloween 4ever!!! Thanks to all 14 bands and everyone who made this happen.

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Emptiness sign with Season Of Mist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:43 PM (PST)


Emptiness have a new home with Season of Mist. I interviewed the experimental Belgian death metal band (and I do mean experimental) awhile ago for their last monster Nothing But The Whole and can’t wait to hear what scary music they make next. Like Hypothermia .Swallowed, or Harmonic Cross, the dudes in Emptiness seem more about creating a total mindfuck of a bleak vibe rather than adhering to expectation. I admire that greatly and kudos to Season Of Mist for supporting real art like this.

Regarding the signing, EMPTINESS comment: “We are currently working on the follow-up to ‘Nothing But The Whole’, for which our aim is to release it in late 2016 on our new label Season of Mist. We also would like to thank Dark Descent for supporting us in our decision and for helping to spread the seeds of the void. Important news will follow in due time.”

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