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“…the fact that we have these wild parakeets flying around between the palm trees and most normal people don’t even acknowledge them…they are a precious detail that only the wisest of Los Angelinos truly appreciate.” – Actually Huizenga.

Happy Easter weekend, sinners. Or Passover or Pagan Bunny day if that’s what you are doing. Whatever is clever. I’m here to bring you back from the dead in style with a blasphemous article on the most holy musical warrioress of our times, Actually Huizenga. She is a performer, brilliant musician and funny and chill as heck, a multi-faceted director, actress, rager, singer, expert on obscure subjects and also probably will live forever through cult worship ceremonies. She is the force behind Patriarchy (a much better one than “the patriarchy” – you will want to rave about how “Patriarchy” is finally cool).

Yes, cool is a dorky word. But facts are facts. I was scrolling IG one day and saw her Patriarchy page and was like WTF! Some people would maybe think they had stumbled into a Babylonian hellscape but I was like…this is basically utopia!

Now, a little known fact…there is not really a God. Famed-ethnobotanist Terence McKenna was right about the fractal machine elves but something overlooked is that fractal machine elves sometimes tie it on too hard. They also have the big responsibility of determining how much coolness every soul which is born gets pre-birth from their little weird psychic elf factory. One day a particularly handsome elf we will call “Buzz” was kind of asleep on the job and rested his nose too hard on the “coolness lever”. Well, it turns out baby Actually got 30X the concentrated radness usually given to a normal “mortal” and thus is probably going to save or destroy the world. Are we ready for her messages?

All I know is she saved my brain the last few days by offering a much needed alternative to Trump bleating about “No collusion”, a far superior place with chain mail, snakes, decadence and synthy wise-ass glory. I know y’all wanna read about Accursed Spawn and stuff all the time, but sometimes we need to get freakier than that – ok?!

So I wrote to her and the California based artist thankfully agreed to let me interview her. Fuck yeah! She even told me funny stories and humored me while I was telling her about being stuck in a forest and seeing giant hawks that thankfully didn’t eat me alive or this never would have been published. Instead, you have the following conversation to memorize. You should also watch her videos and movies twice as many times as people streamed The Dirt. Jesus says everyone who does gets to go to heaven this weekend for free, no matter what. For real.

In all seriousness though, she is hysterical, beyond talented and really blew my mind when I heard her incredible music. So happy this came together and hope all of you have fun reading it or discovering her world and killer material if you haven’t yet.

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From their impending fully collaborative musical experiment, Suicide By Citizenship, New York solo outfits WALKING BOMBS and GRIDFAILURE present a new video for the emotive eco-collapse movement, “Bare Shores Bleed.” The video makes is public debut through a premiere at New Noise Magazine as the album nears release through Nefarious Industries next week.

“Bare Shores Bleed” sees WALKING BOMBS’ Morgan Y. Evans on vocals and bass, GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner on vocals, guitar, electronics, harmonica, effects, and field recordings, album performer and producer Jay Andersen (Surmiser) on drums, and features a cast of guest contributions, including guitar from Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Snakes), vocals from Elizabeth Le Fey (Globelamp), and accordion from Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe). The video was directed and filmed by Brenner.

With the “Bare Shores Bleed” premiere, Evans offers, “Dave mainly wrote this one, but I was really stoked Elizabeth and I sang on it together as the environment is important to both of us. She got me taking care of my health again and has been vegetarian for fifteen years. I also love the nature of where we live in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate, New York and hate that the world is threatened by the careless march of humanity. Also shout out to Jay for spending extra time on mixing this one as there was so much going on. It is thrilling to hear Brett’s chaotic guitar swells, which remind me of nature’s wrath.”

Brenner offers, “Our planet is in peril. We see some of the most devastating ecological disasters happening right in front of our eyes, we watch species go extinct daily, we clear millions of acres of woodlands yearly, and each of us throws thousands of pounds of plastic into the planet each year. We have an administration who hires rapists of the EPA to run it, and legions of ‘Flat Earthers’ and ‘coal rollers’ simply defying science and common sense. Political affiliations aside, we all need air and water. Our planet is the highest priority to all of us, and it saddens me when I see so much abuse of it every day.”

See WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE’s emotional “Bare Shores Bleed” video at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Suicide By Citizenship on eco-wallet CD and all digital platforms next Friday, April 26th. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp where several other songs are streaming HERE and HERE.

Suicide By Citizenship is an album created to challenge its own creators with the intent of combining sounds from two outfits located on polar opposite ends of the underground music spectrum. The record blends a wealth of genres into a dystopian alloy of improvised jams, rife with discontent for the contemporary state of American politics, and more specifically, the current administration’s actions and policies.

Suicide By Citizenship was conceived by WALKING BOMBS’ Morgan Y. Evans and GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner who created the album with producer Jay Andersen (Surmiser). In addition to Mike Score, guest contributions from Thomas Andrew Doyle (Tad, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth), Laura Pleasants (Kylesa, The Discussion), Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Snakes), Elizabeth Le Fey (Globelamp), BJ Allen (Full Scale Riot), Benjamin Levitt (Megalophobe), and more are featured throughout the album, which was recorded and mastered by Andersen, who also plays on the entire album, with additional recording by Brenner who created the cover art.

GRIDFAILURE – Springtime In The Abyss Pt. 2 w/ Zud:
5/01/2019 The Bungalow Bar & Grill – Manchester, NH w/ Anxiety, Wkeah [info]
5/02/2019 Tubby’s – Kingston, NY w/ Parkbench Messiah [info]
5/03/2019 J. B. Lovedraft’s Micropub – Harrisburg, PA w/ Voarm [info]
5/04/2019 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ Voarm, Radamanthys [info]

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NEW SONG STREAMING NOW!!! "A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event" On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Sociopathic Constructs, the new single, "A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event", can be heard at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRK8-DyVKpQ A video for the first single, "Curb Stomp" (directed by David Brodsky // www.davidsbrodsky.com), can be viewed now at: https://metalblade.com/abnormality/ – where the album can also be pre-ordered. Sociopathic Constructs track-listing 1. Monarch Alpha 2. Penance 3. Kakistocracy 4. Transmogrification of the Echoborgs 5. A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event 6. Aeturnum 7. Dying Breed 8. A Seething Perversion 9. Curb Stomp Abnormality live – Aggressive Misanthropy Across Europe 2019 July 6 – Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov, Czech Republic @ Battlefield * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July – 7 Graz, Austria @ Club Q * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 9 – Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 10 – Torino, Italy @ Ziggy Club * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 11 – Milano, Italy @ Circolo Svolta * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 12 – Montpellier, France @ Secret Place * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 13 – Move Your Fucking Brain Fest – Barcelona, Spain @ Death Field * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 15 – Charleroi, Belgium @ MCP Apache * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Ebrietas * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 17 – Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 18 – Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 19 – Death Metal Supremacy No 6 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Flying Circus * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph https://abnormality.bandcamp.com

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On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Sociopathic Constructs, the new single, “A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event”, can be heard below.

Fans of Cannibal, Aeon, Despised Icon and more will eat up the latest tune from the wildly talented very brutal tech death band, by far one of the most talented acts in the death metal world. I would lose my shit to see them tour with Venom Prison and Rivers Of Nihil, so let’s make that happen – ok, world?!

“I think this record we felt free enough to just go where we wanted to within a song,” states guitarist Jeremy Henry. “We had no qualms with switching styles and approaches from riff to riff. To have a whole section grinding away and then just switch gears, hit the brakes and drop a slow, old school Morbid Angel warship groove in there. We felt free to follow our instincts, and just let our influences shine through.”

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Italy’s mind-altering UFOMAMMUT marks their 20th Anniversary in 2019 and is celebrating the milestone touring across the globe. Having just completed their latest European excursion, the band had just landed stateside to begin their latest trek across North America for the next several weeks.

 

After eight albums, an immense amount of touring, dozens of festival performances, and countless miles and hours on the road, UFOMAMMUT is ready to celebrate this important 20th Anniversary event with their marvelous and loyal fans with special live sets. The band begins their new trek in Oakland, tomorrow, April 18th, followed by shows in Los Angeles April 19th, and San Diego April 21st.

 

UFOMAMMUT then traverses the continent for a line of East Coast dates, running from April 23rd through May 4th. With shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Lexington, Atlanta, Durham, and Richmond, touring alongside Kings Destroy for this East Coast voyage. Fans can expect the band to perform a selection of tunes spanning their catalog, including revised/revisited versions of some songs.

 

UFOMAMMUT has also just announced yet another tour of Europe for later in the year, surrounded by one-off festival performances this summer, two gigs in Russia this September, with even more tour actions to be announced over the months ahead as the band celebrates their 20th Anniversary with their fans around the planet.

 

See the 20 Years UFOMAMMUT tour trailer RIGHT HERE.

Stream UFOMAMMUT‘s entire newest LP, 8, RIGHT HERE and see the video for “Warsheep” HERE. 8 is available via Neurot Recordings HERE.
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Twilight Fauna’s acoustic live EP has arrived

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:47 PM (PST)

Twilight Fauna have released That Old Time Way (Live Acoustic), an intimate new direction for the generally black metal project. Check it out and support HERE. 

A side of this band that no one ever gets to see is me sitting quietly on my porch, playing acoustic versions of my songs. That’s such a huge part of my life and to what I do in this band. Also starting around 2018 I’ve played a few acoustic shows of different material here and there. So I decided to merge those two ideas and do a live acoustic ep. These songs were recorded live on my porch in one take. No editing or studio tricks, and just a bit of mastering, just enough to resolve issues with getting it onto vinyl. It’s all there, the missed notes, the wind in the trees, my dogs bumping into the mic stands. All the things that make life beautiful. This is the closest I can get y’all to being there with me in that moment. I hope you find something worthwhile in it. -Paul R.

 

 

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Exmortus announce North America Spring 2019 Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:32 PM (PST)

EXMORTUS have officially announced more tour dates in the wake of their upcoming trek with VENOM INC., and HOMEWRECKER! Immediately following their aforementioned run; EXMORTUS will continue crushing cities across North America headlining tour dates and making their extremely anticipated appearance at Modified Ghost Fest supporting Voivod and Exciter on May 26th in Vancouver, BC.

“After touring with Venom Inc. and Homewrecker we’re stoked to continue our trek across the US with some headlining shows home. Then later in the month we have some shows up and down the west coast around our appearance at Modified Ghost fest in Vancouver, including some with good friends and fellow shredders in Silver Talon and Cultural Warfare. See you on the road!” states Conan of EXMORTUS on the upcoming tours.

EXMORTUS live on the North America Spring 2019 Tour:
5/06 Indianapolis, IN Black Circle
5/08 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
5/09 Odessa, TX The Club
5/10 El Paso, TX Rockhouse Bar & Grill
5/11 Mesa, AZ Club Red
5/23 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro+
5/24 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s Pub*
5/25 Bend, OR The Third Street Pub*
5/26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
5/27 Seattle, WA Club Sur*
5/28 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom*
5/29 Fresno, CA Strummer’s+
*with Silver Talon

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FULL OF HELL: Share New Song “Silmaril”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:16 PM (PST)

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Extreme harsh-grinding quartet FULL OF HELL share the official audio for “Silmaril” off their highly anticipated, new album Weeping Choir.

Longtime fans will be hard pressed to not consider this one of their most scorching and heavy tracks thus far. I am super stoked on this precise and deadly brutality!

FULL OF HELL Comments:
“Silmaril is about the upheaval of forbidden knowledge. We enlisted Paulo Paguntalan, NYC’s own purveyor of gore and death for additional vocal duties on this song. ‘All goes onward and outward, all collapses’.”

Weeping Choir is due out May 17th on CD/LP/CS/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE.

 

FULL OF HELL are also featured as the cover artists for Decibel Magazine’s April 2019 issue. The band will release a limited Decibel Flexi exclusive track “Thundering Hammers”, remixed by JK Broadrick, in the near future.

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Spylacopa, the music project formed by Brooklyn based musician and artist John LaMacchia will release a new album on May 14th. The album titled ‘Beneath The Earth That Lies Beneath The Sea’ is a major departure from most of what the project has released to date with more ties to ambient, electronic and experimental music than earlier material which was informed mostly by post-hardcore, progressive rock and post-metal. In regards to the inspiration of the album LaMacchia added “The title of the album came to me first. This looming question of what exists beneath the earth that lies at the bottom of the deepest ocean. It’s a very frightening thought to me and you can certainly hear that in the music. On the contrary it’s fascinating to think how peaceful it might be. This sacred place, unspoiled by humanity. Once I had the title I just kept creating music with it in mind and I wound up with this body of work.”

Part I – Minauros, the first piece of music off of the album is available to stream at the Spylacopa Bandcamp page.
John LaMacchia had this to add about it “Fans of Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin and Autechre might have a thing to say about it.”

Beneath The Earth That Lies Beneath The Sea is available for pre-order through the Spylacopa bandcamp page as well as a limited run of cassette tapes which includes a HIDDEN BONUS TRACK that will not be included with the streaming or download version. It can be pre-ordered direct through Rising Pulse Records or through the Spylacopa bandcamp page.

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This Friday (April 19th), Allegaeon will release their new album, Apoptosis, via Metal Blade Records. A near-perfect symbiosis of technical, progressive, and melodic death metal, Apoptosis is a record that is as crushingly heavy as it is inventive, lithe and intelligent, and marks a significant leap forward in the band’s songwriting. To hear the new single, “Exothermic Chemical Combustion”, please visit HERE.

 

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Edmonton’s STRIKER will be hitting the road this summer for the ‘Deadly Ripping North American Tour’ with Holy Grail and Bewitcher. The 21 date tour will kick off in Phoenix, AZ on July 12th and wrap up in Los Angeles on August 4th (dates listed below). STRIKER is touring in support of their sixth studio album Play To Win released this past October via their independent label Record Breaking Records.

This band, wow…they remind me of everything that first made me fall in love with heavy metal. So good, killer musicianship, fun and not too self-conscious. Just big, killer tunes and massive harmonies paired with squealing guitars and crazy drums and riffs. Fuck yeah! Rock! Wow, thus tour is gonna be a real vocal steel cage match!

The band comments:

“Hitting the road with our brothers of shred Holy Grail this summer to bring our new album Play to Win to fans across North America! This is the summer of the Road Dogs, and we will be doing many more shows across North America and the rest of the world before it’s all said and done. There’s never been a better time to headbang in the front row!”

Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, Canadian shredders STRIKER’s sixth studio album Play To Win features 10 fist pounding shredtacular anthems produced by the band plus mixed and mastered by Hendrik Udd (Firewind, Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Delain). The album follows their 2017 self-titled full length that the band supported with tours across Europe and North America with Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, and Warbringer along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany) and more to add to their almost 1000 shows performed in their decade-plus career. That fifth studio album also garnered them a nomination from Canada’s JUNO awards, the country’s highest music prize, along with wins at the Edmonton Music Awards and Western Canadian Awards.

Guitarist Tim Brown comments on Play To Win:

“Play to Win: if you want to win you have to play the game. Find the rules and break them. This is our 6th album and 3rd independent release. If we followed the rules and listened to the industry people we’d have gone absolutely nowhere. Play To Win is about listening to yourself, following your own path, and playing that 5th ace hidden in your sleeve. This album is designed to light a fire under your ass and get you moving, and we made sure to get the most modern, ear melting sounds possible. It’s all about where metal is going, not where it has been, and this is our soundtrack to success.”

Album CD order, stream and download available on www.Striker-Metal.com, iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse have a “Carnivorous Lamb”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:57 AM (PST)


Italian orchestral-death metal giants Fleshgod Apocalypse have revealed the next single, “Carnivorous Lamb,” from the band’s forthcoming, highly-anticipated album, Veleno, that’s due on May 24th from Nuclear Blast Records. Fans can stream the new track via a lyric video below.

I am very excited for this release, as it seems the always ambitious band have really stepped things up in many departments.

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Cave In post pre-orders for “Final Transmission” album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:11 PM (PST)

Cave In will always be one of my favorite bands and one who made an undeniable dent on underground history. The band has announced a record called Final Transmission, featuring the last recordings of Caleb Scofield. If this is their final record, it is a fitting and dignified end to the band’s tenure.

It is impossible to hear “All Illusion” and not have some serious feels. Really gorgeous tune and fits seamlessly into their already profound and beloved catalogue. I hope this release serves as a way for the band to feel closer to their legacy than ever and helps to soothe some of the loss whole also comforting fans and giving us great new songs to enjoy for years.

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Today is the big release day for one of the most anticipated (and rightly so) albums of the year, the hysterically titled Hail Stan, by Periphery. In a sense, it is a pretty perfect name for an album in these days when stan culture is really off the charts bonkers and semi-satanic half the time. It also happens to feature some of the progressive metalcore band’s heaviest and most elaborate work. The Juggernaut era is hard to top for me but this new record is phenomenal.

Periphery manage to give themselves a pat on the back via obviously pure love of the artform, give the fans what they want and STILL challenge them. Has the pact between art and artist, stan and musician ever been more blurred? The beauty of this record is it reminds us all we are fans at heart. And lucky to be alive.

It is only 1/4 of the way through the year but I know that this and the Venom Prison record are gonna be very hard to dislodge from my top ten of 2019. The hype is real. If nothing else, you owe it to yourself to check out the massive opening track ‘Reptile” today, which is one of the most ambitious moments from the band to date.

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Wow, man. I just got to hear a preview of one of my heroes Chuck Mosley (RIP) covering the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U” in a lowkey, bittersweet and kind of raspy bluesy acoustic manner and I am all choked up. What a true talent who will never be replaced. The OG Faith No More legend was a poetic and eccentric soul and will be honored on Record Store Day this year with a compelling two song acoustic release on 4/13. Fans will really want to get ahold of this. Plus, Chuck covering a Mike FNM song and especially “Take This Bottle” after his struggles is really bittersweet and moving. I am in my feelings right now big time as a fan. This is not Tupac where there was a bottomless well of unreleased material after his tragic death. This is crucial and the family supported the release. Please check it out. You’ll be deeply moved.

Release: On Record Store Day (https://recordstoreday.com), April 13th, 2019, blocGLOBAL (https://blocsonic.com) releases its debut physical release with distributor Traffic Entertainment Group (http://trafficent.com). The release, a limited run 7″ containing the final recordings made by late Faith No More singer, Chuck Mosley.

After three decades working in music, Chuck Mosley (Faith No More, Bad Brains, Indoria, Primitive Race) decided to pursue a solo project with a raw, psychedelic, acoustic direction. Armed with his guitar, a vocal effects processor, and a few friends (Cris Morgan, Randy Pirosko, and Douglas Esper), he embarked on a two year tour and completed a few recording sessions. During a six-hour block in August of 2017 with producer Joe Haze, Chuck recorded two covers, Nothing Compares 2 U originally written by Prince and Take This Bottle by Faith No More.

This ended up as Chuck’s last time recording in a studio before his death on November 9th, 2017. His guitar solo on Nothing Compares 2 U never got completed as the band had to leave for a show that night in Salt Lake City.

Chuck Mosley’s “Joe Haze Session #2” will be available for purchase at a record store near you on Record Store Day, April 13th, 2019.

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Gold & Grey from mighty Baroness is out June 14 via Abraxan Hymns, and a new robust and melodic song “Borderlines” is out now. You can pre-order Gold & Grey HERE and get an instant download of “Borderlines,” which you can listen to everywhere HERE. Vinyl, CDs, and cassettes are available in the Baroness store and at your local record shop in limited edition colors.

New Mexico and South American Tour Dates have been announced! Excited for a new album cycle from one of the best in rock.

June 19 – Mexico City, Mexico – Lunario
June 21 – Santiago, Chile – Blondie
June 22 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Uniclub
June 23 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Fabrique Club 

* Co-headline with Deafheaven; support = Zeal & Ardor
^ Festival

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