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Portrait  from Sweden release a new record on August 25th, a (cough) fiery set of songs entitled Burn The World. It seems a fitting title for the direction humankind is headed lately from war to global warming to constant political unrest.

Soaring 80’s-esque vocals recalling Queensryche, Priest and Mercyful Fate style wailing pair with a charged up mid tempo arrangement fans of a classic sound and good songwriting will be enthused about. This song really rips.

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Apex is choosing to accept your fate and make the best of it! – Brittney

Don’t be mistaken, the title of this article is not implying that Apex from Canada’s much raved about Unleash The Archers is a failure by any means, rather that it proves they have so much to give that they can climb the metal stairway to heaven immeasurably from here. Apex is already an album of the year contender to a few of my friends I have spoken with.

Formed in 2007, the power metal and thrash hybrid band eschew boring classifications and instead just boldly mold themselves into their own metal unit, a true heavy metal band like Judas Priest, Sister Sin, King Diamond, Accept, Huntress, Valient Thorr, Ross The Boss Band, Tower, The Agonist or any real deal blue blooded defenders of the faith out there.

Let’s catch up with vocalist Brittney, who I personally always say has some of the best pipes in the game these days, and get the scoop on the new album Apex.

Read onward BELOW!

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NY In 64 release “50 Lbs. of Ash” playthrough over at GearGods

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:35 PM (PST)

New Jersey instrumentalists NY In 64 have released a playthrough for their song “50 Lbs. of Ash” over at GearGods.

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut sees New Jersey-based instrumental outfit NY In 64 – the band formed by members of 1990s screamo act You And I and prog metal troupe East Of The Wall – pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression on The Gentle Indifference Of The Night.

The guitars and bass for The Gentle Indifference Of The Night were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone.

NY In 64 will release additional videos from The Gentle Indifference Of The Night and announce new regional tour dates in the coming weeks.

Head over to GearGods to watch the “50 Lbs. Of Ash” playthrough.

You can check out the video for “Couldn’t Be Saved” here.

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Serpent Lord (Greece) reveal their “Blood Offering”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM (PST)

Greek heavy metallers Serpent Lord have revealed another new song called “Blood Offering”. It has an especially cool bridge with climbing and yes, serpentine guitars before the bold vocals return. Another strong song from a band which obviously bleeds for metal.

The recordings were done at Infected Studios in 2017, mixed and mastered by George Infected.

“I fear the future and the future is me”. – Serpent Lord

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Body Count release gory and funny video for “Here I Go Again”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:32 AM (PST)

Body Count have a new video, perhaps their goriest ever. “Here I Go Again” will likely offend many but I for one found it to be hysterical and entertaining. Obviously Ice-T chopping up grandmas is way over the top and not meant to be taken seriously. The slow creepy voice narration from homie is also a lot of fun. You can see Ice hamming it up being both overly menacing and also making freaked out faces throughout as things get bloodier and bloodier.

In addition to the new video for “Here I Go Again”, BODY COUNT will be making their long awaited return to the stage in North America next month. The band will play their first show in the states since releasing Bloodlust on July 15th at the Chicago Open Air festival taking place at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL.

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Band Spotlight: Defy The Tide

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:56 PM (PST)

Defy The Tide have been placing themselves in as many circumstances that will spread their music to the masses as they can since forming in 2014. The Pittsburgh, PA melodic metal band has just released a new music video for their current singleTraced In Flames, a meld of metalcore and classic heavy metal elements paired with the warm voice of Carly Simon-Warneke. She almost sounds like a female version of Devil You Know’s Howard Jones’ famous clean vocals. We ship a duet, please! The cool song comes from their four track EP, Soteria which was produced by John Burke of Vibe Studios and released this past April.

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Timeworn release ‘Venomous High’ full-length

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:01 PM (PST)

Norwegian metallers Timeworn have released their newest album Venomous High via Fysisk Format.

The follow up to 2015’s critically lauded debut Luminescent Wake was recorded at Oslo’s legendary Caliban Studios (Sibiir, Blood Command, Djevel, etc.).

You can check out the tracklist and cover art and stream Venemous High in its entirety here.

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New Hampshire metallers Vattnet have shortened their name from Vattnet Viskar and have released a new song entitled “Dark Black” via Brooklynvegan.

The band has signed with New Damage Records, which will release the band’s upcoming full-length worldwide. Check back with Metal Riot as album details will be announced shortly.

Bassist Casey Aylward says:

“This is definitely the first riff that kicked off the record and solidified the direction that we knew we wanted to aim for going forward. As for lyrics, it’s about people in your life that consistently let you down, the people around them down, and of course themselves down. There’s a point where there is really no helping them because you realize that ultimately their freedom of choice will supersede anything you could do for them, and even if you cut them out of your life, you and others can still be collateral damage. It can be a dark thing to completely give up on humans or to be given up on.The title is an attempt to add a futile amount of humor to the subject, dark comedy if you will, dark black. Macabre.”

Read more about Vattnet here.

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Marty Freedman “Wall Of Sound” PreOrders available

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 3:37 PM (PST)

Marty Friedman is always one of the coolest shredders going, just a next level player who is not afraid to take leaps of faith. Now Marty returns in August with his latest release Wall Of Sound, continuing his inspired team up with Prosthetic Records. Some kick ass collabs on this one again as Black Veil Brides, Shining and Deafheaven members have cameos. And of course it is chock full of Marty.

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Thomas Andrew Doyle streams ‘Incineration Ceremony’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:11 PM (PST)

Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Andrew Doyle is streaming his latest effort Incineration Ceremony.

Guest musician friend and composer Peter Scartabello adds additional percussion on two tracks while the artwork and layout of friend Demian Johnston puts the mood of the record into a visual representation of some of the musical content.

Check out Incineration Ceremony over at the Yuggoth Records Bandcamp and here Doyle speak on the record over at Obelisk.net.

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Greek metal is always very interesting, from the tendency for dark melody to infect the riffs, to more classic mid tempo march parts and powerful vocals. Serpent Lord (not to be confused with this Serpent Lord or THIS one) will appeal to fans of legendary bands like Rotting Christ and Varathron, sure, but they also have enough epic qualities that feel less dark and more like surviving the battle – as if there is a little bit of Sabaton influence in there as well Mediterranean influences. Whatever is in the recipe, they are doing it right.

This song is comes their demo CD which was released on May 13th, at their show with the legendary band Omen, and it will also be included on their upcoming debut album (to be recorded this summer at Infected Studios). We wish them well. There are some sick as heck awesome Serpent named bands from Serpent Crown to Serpentine Path, but Serpent Cult are welcome to add to the snake pile if they keep putting out music this metal.

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Meltasia announced an as to be expected doozy ass line up today (with a few holes left to fill). Mungo Jerry and Midnight on the same weekend? Say no more. I will def try to be there to see Roky’s set and of course mighty Tower, but there is plenty of other juicy radness to go around. Be nice to the goats.

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Interview: Beastmaker – Inside The Skull with Trevor Church

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM (PST)

Photo by Ester Segarra

“I enjoy writing songs so much that even my shitty songs are meaningful and important to me.” – Trevor Church

I was going to go jogging today but actually ate so many chickpeas trying to re submerge into healthier dieting that I feel like I may puke. That could also be because I had a bunch of Prosecco with the chickpeas but anyway, to make a long story short I am instead lying in bed guilt listening to the first Carnivore record (remastered and expanded soon for a Metalville re-issue, incidentally).

Anyhow, a few weeks ago I was eternally cucked when I had to miss Beastmaker, Geezer and friggin’ Black Sabbath at Gramercy at the last minute. All I can do is wallow beneath the dripping head of a vaguely familiar looking demagogue that Kathy Griffin was waving around yesterday and pray that if I lap up some of the droplets of falling gore that my metal points will rise again like a health meter in some early 90’s side scrolling fighting game. But wait, the Gods of metal have intervened and today brings a chance to redeem myself by sharing with you the good news of Beastmaker’s crushing new opus Inside The Skull ! 

Songs like “Evil One” and “Now Howls The Beast” not only deliver everything a true metal fan could want in a song, but will also be sure to appease fans of the band’s cool earlier songs.

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IKILLYA‘s star is deservedly rising after considerable effort in the trenches of trashitude. With the band about to drop new album War For An Idea, I caught up with my friend Jason (vocals) and asked him five records that shaped why he has chosen the path of metal devotion. This is the second of our new “Formative Years” column (I did the first one here if you care). Jason’s rad picks (he settled on six) as well as the band’s top notch thrash-core clip for IKILLYA’s “Betray Your Creator” (RIYL Lamb of God, Byzantine, Testament) are below.

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Bison premiere new song “Until The Earth Is Empty” at Decibel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:22 AM (PST)

Judging by the above promo photo, Vancouver’s Bison have left their eyeballs wherever they dropped off the B.C. – but NBD! They still have ears you will notice and even if they were (probably are) deaf, the rumblings of their level of heaviness are so vast that the band undoubtedly would still manage to craft their brand of hairy, dimebag and meth pouch rubber banded to your nutsack in an NA meeting heavy sludge metal. Actually, hold the meth. I think eyeball eating bath salts and face picking methery are more of a Florida thing than Vancouver, though again we are wondering where dudes eyes are.

It’s raining hard and I just ate tacos and am severely unmotivated because I am in the middle of a move, but this new Bison track slays enough to postpone my nap over. Def feeling the cool rhythmic shifts and subtly melodic dissonant riffage. I feel like Ken Mode and Kowloon fans could also dig this as much as, say, High On Fire disciples. It even has a cool, kind of Cormac McCarthy-esque meaning. I assumed “Until The Earth Is Empty” meant they would party longer than humanity and be the last ragers on Earth (assuming Andrew WK or Keith Richards are not the last), or that maybe it was about our inclination as a species to head towards destruction full tilt. BUT NO!

“It’s something my partner said to me in regards to finding our sons, if they were taken or missing,” offers guitarist/vocalist James Farwell of the track. “It’s the idea that you would look for something or someone that you loved no matter how long it took, or until the earth was empty. In her case that would also mean killing everyone in her path. She is very passionate.”

Adds Decibel, “You Are Not the Ocean is loaded with sludgy, slow-but-focused riffs, melodic guitar solos, and heavy percussion, but it’s also emotionally heavy, as you can hear on new song ‘Until The Earth Is Empty.’”

Hear “Until The Earth Is Empty” courtesy of Decibel at THIS LOCATION. Annnnd don’t forget to pre order the new album HERE.

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