Korn release official video for “Take Me”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:24 PM (PST)


Korn has been rebuilding and focusing their brand for a few albums now and The Serenity Of Suffering looks set to be their biggest success in some time. New clip “Take Me” gives me Life Is Peachy meets The Paradigm Shift vibes, combining dissonant guitar and trademark elements with slicker but still well written hooks.

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Anthrax guest starred on the television show "Married...with Children" in 1992.

Get psyched for some new Aosoth with this album trailer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9:34 AM (PST)


For whatever reason, most of the black metal bands that I perhaps listen to the most – the unholy trinity of Glorior Belli, Temple Of Baal and Aosoth – are all from France. That is of course ignoring plenty of others and some more famous like Deathspell Omega, but for whatever reason these three have been my favorites in the genre in recent years.  The bottom line is they just write killer songs, though Glorior of course also had detours into swamp rock influences that aren’t “purist” to corpse painted legions. Whatever.

Anyway, Aosoth have an as yet untitled album coming out in the future on Agonia, the clandestine group’s fifth. Perhaps the darkest of the aforementioned bands, Aosoth have pushed themselves with every release to spread their dark influence like a fog obscuring and erasing the more mundane world of the everyday. Check out their new teaser now.

“Make America Thrash Again” tour in the works?

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:21 PM (PST)

make america thrash againMetal fans have been teasing or spreading rumors of a tour called “Make America Thrash Again” on Facebook, which will be joined forces with six influential thrash metal acts TestamentFlotsam and JetsamOverkillDeath AngelExodus and Kreator.

Although no details are available at this time (including tour dates and locations), the picture above says “Make America Thrash Again” is a North American tour that will take place next year, and the tour name is likely a parody of the campaign slogan used in American politics “Make America Great Again”.

If the ”Make America Thrash Again” tour becomes a reality, it will see Testament promote their new album Brotherhood of the Snake, which will be released this Friday (October 28th) via Nuclear Blast, as well as Kreator and Overkill promoting respective albums Gods of Violence and Grinding Wheel, both due early next year.

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Ulcerate stream “Shrines Of Paralysis”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:57 AM (PST)


The much buzzed about Ulcerate from New Zealand’s latest brooding work Shrines Of Paralysis can be consumed (or likely will consume you) in full HERE. The record is technically stunning in a way fans of Gorguts or Immolation will relate to yet also has a distinctive pall cast over it, a sort of dissonant shroud that slowly reveals the album in ever deeper layers.

Shrines Of Paralysis sees release through Relapse Records this Friday, October 28th, 2016 on CD, 2xLP, and all digital platforms; preorders including merch bundles are available as well.

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Excel to reissue “The Joke’s On You” via Southern Lord

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 9:02 AM (PST)


I got into a lot of cool crossover bands through my friend Tom Moretti. He is an older dude who was a hardcore and thrash guy who then became a Grateful Dead guy as he got older but never fails to enjoy remembering some glory days of D.R.I., Anthrax, etc. The dude even had a “Surfin’ M.O.D.’ surf board in his house. Tom helped produce a comp with me called Error 404 Not Found that had my old band Fuse on it, Shabutie, a killer psych noise band called Closed 3rd Eye and a bunch more, but despite that release (and the various live Fugazi and Bad Brains bootlegs) I got from the dude his biggest legacy in my life was getting me into early C.O.C., GBH and getting me hip to Excel.

Excel‘s more metallic skate crossover blew my mind and I even liked some of it more or as much as Suicidal Tendencies. I can never believe it when someone into old school stuff hasn’t heard of them. Not like I know the lyrics to every song and a lot of their stuff has been woefully out of print, but they are a killer band and deserve to be as educational a touchstone as Leeway or any of the other bands getting referenced by new, cool acts like Turnstile, Twitching Tongues or whoever these days.

Southern Lord has been awesome on dipping into the past or boosting legendary careers, from supporting Poison Idea for a new release to The Accused, Battalion of Saints and so on and so forth. Now they are helping Excel reissue what many consider their finest hour, sophomore release The Joke’s On You (I like Split Image the best but am sure not complaining).

SoCal punk-hardcore-metal hybrid outfit EXCEL has remastered their seminal 1989 release, The Joke’s On You, which is now set to be released via Southern Lord in November.

 Originally released via Caroline Records, and produced by Randy Burns (Megadeth, Kreator, Possessed), The Joke’s On You is EXCEL’s second full-length, which saw wide acclaim from thrash, punk, metal, and skate rock circles, as members have been known to share ramps with pros Christian Hosoi, Eric Dressen, and Tony Alva, and others. Drawing influence from a diverse range of artists including Black Sabbath, Black Flag, Jimi Hendrix, and early era-Corrosion Of Conformity, people often talk of “crossover” acts, but none quite do it as exceptionally well as EXCEL.

Pre Order HERE (there is a sweet cover art hoodie option!)

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No Gods release ripping EP with HPGD Productions

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:03 AM (PST)


Horror Pain Gore Death has released a tremendously sick new EP from No Gods. The Bethlehem, PA band have a thrashy yet hardcore punk darkness that could appeal to fans of Enabler, Brothers Keeper, Exodus, Trash Talk or really whatever. If you can’t find something cool in this as a heavy music fan I feel bad for you. Purchase or stream it HERE.

Check out “Permafrost” BELOW.


I’m a sucker for anything the gravel voiced Saints loving riff carebear Kirk Windstein puts out. I don’t think dude has yet to release a bad Crowbar song 11 albums in. This new title track for The Serpent Only Lies is extra juicy, though. The choruses have a surprising almost Alice In Chains quality but the verses are the faster but never too far above mid tempo cuz it’s too damn heavy to get off the ground type of circle pit Crowbar riffs as opposed to super slow sludge with trippy melodic undercurrents.

Sounds like Kirk is still looking within, trying to be a good dude and practice due diligence while never letting the fans of this metal institution down.

The “The Serpent Only Lies” single is available for streaming and as an iTunes Instant Gratification download, meaning fans who preorder the record will receive the song instantly.

 Crowbar will release The Serpent Only Lies, on October 28, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. “We are so excited about our 11th studio record! The Serpent Only Lies is a powerful follow up,” adds Windstein. “Eliran Kantor did a brilliant job with the artwork!”

The Serpent Only Lies will be the follow up to the highly buzzed about Symmetry in Black. That album sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release in 2014, the highest of any LPs in the band’s 27 year career, beating out its predecessor, 2011′s Sever the Wicked Hand.

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Those Who Fear drop “Ten Years” audio clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 2:13 PM (PST)


Crushing groovesters Those Who Fear are one of the heaviest bands in the Facedown stable. Check pre order options for their new banger State Of Mind HERE (album is out in December). Today you can also spread the word to your pals to check out the new audio  for “Ten Years”. Love that characteristic intro.

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Thor Harris (ex-Swans) has a new ensemble Thor & Friends driven by contemplative modes and a lineup built around Peggy Ghorbani playing marimba and Sarah Gautier on mallet instruments, keyboards, and voice. There are quite a number of other contributors as well to the eponymous debut but today you can feast your eyes on this truly gorgeously shot new video for “Medieval”. While it is a fr cry from Aborted or some other bands we often feature, the reflective and near meditational mood of this piece is sure to appeal to fans of avant garde music or stuff like Ides Of Gemini, Amber Asylum and other groups that have a mercurial genre fan base. Order HERE.


Starkill reveal “Through The Darkness” via New Noise

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 1:36 PM (PST)


Starkill return this year with Shadow Sleep (Pre Order HERE), a well crafted new chapter in the band’s spectacular symphonic melodeath journey. Catch a new lyric video for “Through The Darkness” via our friend’s at New Noise (USA) HERE.

The album releases Nov. 4th and is eagerly anticipated by many fans of the more grandiose end of the heavy spectrum. The new song features the addition of Sarah Lynn Collier.

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Overkill stream “Our Finest Hour”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:16 AM (PST)


East Coast thrash die hards Overkill have a new song called “Our Finest Hour”. Check out the new lyric video below. While it isn’t the band’s actual finest hour, it is pretty darn cool. Do Overkill ever really release anything that isn’t 100% metal? Hell no. The band are currently finishing up a new record The Grinding Wheel, their 8 millionth thrashtastic attack.

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Superjoint’s Phil Anselmo maintains is not racist in Decibel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:26 PM (PST)


There is a very interesting new Phil Anselmo interview over at Decibel you will prob want to read as a metal fan. Most people’s verdict has already been decided on if they support Phil or not anymore, but this sheds a lot more light on the infamous Dimebash “White Wine” night. I for one think dude got jammered and made a seriously critical error. I don’t think people overreacted though because racism is horrible. Look at our fucking country right now, right? Everyone go watch @13thfilm immediately.

Interestingly, Doug Pinnick of King’s X apparently got a smooch from Phil that night backstage, we also learn.

“I’m not deflecting at all. What I did was insulting, absolutely, and abhorrent, because it did truly upset people, and it hurts my heart that anyone would think that I’m the dreaded ‘R’ word—a racist. Anyone who truly knows me knows that it’s utterly ridiculous. But if I did offend my Jewish friends, people I work with, my associates, other people in bands… if I were to upset people in that particular way—that’s why I apologized. That apology is there—and no, you won’t get another one ever again,” adding moments later “It’s kinda funny, considering I’ve got a Mexican drummer and a half-black guitar player.” – Phil Anselmo


I love when artists take the familiar or iconic and add their own unique flavor to it. Take the Cave In cover of “I Love I Jah” by Bad Brains, for example. It’s so awesome and def a Cave In style but totally pays love and respect to the original without just biting it entirely. Peep the always frighteningly talented artist Florian Bertmer’s new art for the Coliseum/Doomriders Magic Bullet Records November reissue of the Not Of This World tribute split 7″!

Back in 2005, COLISEUM’s Ryan Patterson self-released a 12″ on his label Auxiliary which featured both his band and Boston’s DOOMRIDERS’ ultimate tribute to the almighty Danzig. Each band turned a cover of a song from the classic self-titled debut Danzig LP, with COLISEUM adding two originals and DOOMRIDERS putting up one original. A CD version of the release was also issued on the defunct Level Plane label.

While the COLISEUM material was later repackaged into a collections release on Temporary Residence, the DOOMRIDERS material remained out-of-print for many years. As part of the upcoming celebrations to commemorate Magic Bullet Records’ 20th anniversary, the label is celebrating the friends and musicians (lifers) that were a significant inspiration as the years went on, starting with a split 7″ featuring both bands’ Danzig covers from the 2005 Not Of This World split. Without question, the gentlemen that comprise(d) both bands have been essential to the growth of the label, be it releasing great music on Magic Bullet (i.e. DOOMRIDERS’ debut LP Black Thunder, DISAPPEARER’s The Clearing 2xLP/CD, the first four OLD MAN GLOOM LP’s, JESUIT’s Discography LP/CD, etc.), screening shirts for Magic Bullet bands (via Shirtkiller), booking and playing shows with Magic Bullet bands, and on and on.

This special, limited reissue features brand new Danzig tribute artwork from the steady hands of visual artist Florian Bertmer. Magic Bullet will reissue Not Of This World on November 18th on black, white, and clear 7″ vinyl pressings. Preorders are available at the label store HERE and via BandcampHERE.
Not Of This World Track Listing:
1. Am I Demon (COLISEUM)
2. Possession (DOOMRIDERS)


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Svetlanas robbed, let’s help ‘em out

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 4:17 PM (PST)


Hard touring punk outfit Svetlanas were robbed and can use some help. A statement from the band:

Touring is great, we do love to stay on the road but sometimes things can get rough. We got robbed yesterday in San Francisco and we’re extremely grateful to Liza and Travis from Hammerlock, Dave Dictor and all the guys from Millions of Dead Cops and Ilya the promoter of our Oakland show for giving us an immediate economical help and full support.
It always great to have true friends out there thank you guys.

We got part of the money of the tour stolen, clothes, a laptop, a tablet, an hard drive, two passports and many other things. Fortunately they didn’t have the time to stole any personal instruments except for some small drums accessories. The damange is around $5000+ and it’s a huge loss of money. We’re on the road and it’s hard for us to set any crowdfounding page so whoever is willing to help can send an economical help to our PayPal address store@svetlanas.su.
Once home we’ll send you a small gift to say thank you. BTW the show must go on so see you tonight at The Redwood in Los Angeles!

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Walking Bombs new tune “Peace Quest: Ephedra Fragilis” at Svbterranean

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 4:02 PM (PST)


Walking Bombs has a new collaborative track with multi-instrumentalist Martyr Art premiering today at Svbterranean RIGHT HERE.

Early November sees the release of the PEACE QUEST ep (Pre order HERE), a collaborative effort that also features industrial artist Kris Bernard, Jay Andersen of grunge punks Surmiser (who recorded and mixed the EP), chaos sound painter Gridfailure, doom punk bassist Laurie Safdie plus a mastering job by Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studios. The second single and title track of sorts is called “Peace Quest: Ephedra Fragilis”.

Project founder Morgan Y. Evans explains:

“Jay had this stompy structure that was High On Fire influenced and he played drums and guitar on it,…We sent it to Martyr Art and he added a sick solo and psychotic fuzz bass, both of which added an almost Pantera feel to a few sections. I’m thrilled. The song is about how hard it is to keep your temper in check when under attack or also facing naysayers and Grima Wormtongue types in life…but trying your best to be peaceful even when super triggered. It’s funny because you literally never know what genre you will get from this project of mine. The next record will not be this heavy as a handful of the PEACE QUEST tunes.”

Photo by Catharina Christiana