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Rockabilly hero Danny B. Harvey paired with ex-Cycle Slut From Hell/She Wolves/Star & Dagger legit metal lifer Dava She Wolf? Sign us up! If you crave a sleazy, whiskey soaked grit to your rock n' roll (with more than a hint of bar brawl or floor crawl inducing Link Wray and Motörhead inspired antics), proceed directly to your pre-scheduled bangover courtesy of the new Fine Spirits EP. Harvey has worked with rock and metal people before ranging from Lemmy to David Vincent, but this new EP of slinky, kinky and far from watered down boozy crawlers is infectious and downright reckless. Each song on the EP will crawl into your ear and possess you to slink and shake while being as heavy as C.O.C. but as wild as the West. The replay factor on this is huge. Let's hope Harvey & Wolf keep this going awhile, cuz it sounds fun for them but is really fun for us! Check out our favorite track "The Prowl"! It packs a slow motion groovy wallop.
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Denver metal/doom quartet KHEMMIS has issued the details and lead single for their anxiously-anticipated third album, Desolation. Confirmed for late June release, Desolation will see release in North America once again through 20 Buck Spin, as with their prior two LPs, and is the first album from the band to see release for the rest of the planet through Nuclear Blast.
The cover artwork for Desolation by Sam Turner (Black Breath, 3 Inches Of Blood, In The Company Of Serpents), the track listing, and more on the album has been issued alongside its first single, “Isolation,” delivered through an epic video directed by Italo Ganni.
See KHEMMIS’s “Isolation” video now at THIS LOCATION.
The Curse Of Conception took the initial grandeur to more 80’s metallic influenced highs and lows, the band’s confidence seemingly rising with no loss of quality. “Spectral Savior” is my total jam and I suggest you all go blast it after reading about this new headlining tour the band are embarking on! So yeah, I love this band. Nate was even chill enough to add some lead guitar to a song on a recent solo record of mine. Super nice dude.
The newly-confirmed headlining tour will begin July 25th in Saint Louis and will see SPIRIT ADRIFT heading across the country to play at this year’s Migration Festival in Pittsburgh, alongside Zombi, Mournful Congregation, Pelican, Bongripper, Krallice, Deadbird, Khemmis, The Ominous Circle, and many others. From there, SPIRIT ADRIFT heads into the Northeastern US and Canada, then heads westward to perform at Psych Las Vegas with Danzig, The Hellacopters, Witchcraft, Godflesh, Sunn O))), Enslaved, High On Fire, Eyehategod, and countless more, before playing the final show of the tour in San Diego on August 21st.
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Neurosis, Converge and Amen Ra return as a touring package to devastate the West Coast!
Nearly one year after touring Eastern North America with Converge and Amenra, NEUROSIS will now bring this show to fans on the other end of the continent. The new tour will begin on July 6th in Seattle, running through Vancouver, Portland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Diego, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Lawrence, Dallas, ending in Austin on July 21st.
Converge are arguably supporting one of their best records in awhile, Amen Ra are always brilliant and deserving of more attention and Neurosis are, well…Neurosis.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 23rd at 10am local time. See all new dates and links below.
Released in September 2016, NEUROSIS’ acclaimed eleventh studio LP Fires Within Fires is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital platforms through the band’s own Neurot Recordings; stream the album HERE and see all bundles and options HERE.
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YOB, the Oregon-based trio that Pitchfork proclaimed “one of the progressive acts of their generation,” will release Our Raw Heart, the band’s eighth full-length album and Relapse Records’ debut, on June 8.
“We’re very excited to share this new music,” says singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt. “We gave it everything we have. Going from an uncertain future in the beginning of 2017, to writing and then recording a new album at the end of it, it was quite a year. We’re very grateful. We’re looking forward to hitting the road again and celebrating decibels and good cheer with friends worldwide. Can’t wait.”
The news of the seven-track album’s release arrives as the band confirm a North American tour, kicking off June 14 at 89th Street in Oklahoma City. The outing, which will feature direct support from Bell Witch, also includes performances at Austin Terror Fest and Mutants of the Monster 2018. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
Our Raw Heart was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Ore., with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive). Decibel Magazine and Stereogum named the release as one of their most anticipated albums of 2018. Pre-Orders for Our Raw Heart will be available April 10 via Relapse.com.
YOB’s most recent release, Clearing the Path to Ascend, was one of 2014’s most heralded releases, with Rolling Stone saying the music “makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.” Stereogum said the four-track album offers “a universe unto itself” while Decibel said the songs were “as riveting as you could ever hope for them to be.”
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Richmond, Virginia doom metallers Windhand dropped their newest song “Three Sisters” today.
The band is also preparing to release a split LP with Satan’s Satyrs on February 16 via Relapse Records.
You can check out the track listing for the split and Windhand and Satan Satyr tour dates here.Add to My Radar
KING WOMAN have announced a Spring 2018 North American tour with Russian Circles. The tour begins March 27th in Los Angeles, travels through 18 cities and ends April 22nd in Chicago, IL. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
Additionally, KING WOMAN has recently shared a cover of “I Wanna Be Adored” by The Stone Roses. Listen and order the powerful cover on all digital services HERE.
KING WOMAN’s latest album Created in the Image of Suffering received high end of 2017 praise charting on notable album of the year lists such as Loudwire (#16), here at Metal Riot as our top album of the year (#1), Treble (#9), and Revolver (Best Music Video – Manna #15) among numerous others.
Created in the Image of Suffering was recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker) at the Atomic Garden in Palo Alto, CA. Each song evokes rich, gloomy imagery with crumbling washes of blurred, billowing distortion densely layered atop hazy, psychedelic atmospheres that call to mind a surrealistic Black Sabbath fronted by Mazzy Star. Complete with deeply personal, introspective lyrics that serve as a catharsis for years of religious and mental torment, KING WOMAN truly suffer to create their art.
A full collection of KING WOMAN’s music videos is available HERE.
Additionally, KING WOMAN are happy to announce they have now joined the management roster at Sargent House (Chelsea Wolfe, Deafheaven, Russian Circles, Earth, Mutoid Man, etc) and have just launched their new website which will be at kingwoman.band.Add to My Radar
Fresh off their Grammy win, Mastodon are announcing they are hitting the road this summer with alternative meth funkers Primus. I think it is safe to say this tour will be nuts!
Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, Jan 30 local time HERE (password: Goblins) and general onsale is Friday, Feb 2.
Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks the tour will cross the country and back with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and LA and many more before ending July 7 in Phoenix. A full list of tour dates can be found below.Add to My Radar
We have been stans of Insect Ark for awhile now , the Dana Schechter (M. Gira’s Angels Of Light, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Zeal & Ardor, Gnaw) founded project which expanded to a duo featuring Ashley Spungin (Taurus, Purple Rhinestone Eagle) to enhance a powerful creative drive. If there were animated gifs of them we would retweet them at people to show them we mean business. Anyway, my dorkery aside…the band has an awesome dynamic and their material is killer. Super great news is that Profound Lore will release their newest full length on Feb. 23rd. Entitled Marrow Hymns, it is one of our most anticipated early 2018 must hear records.
Revolver is showcasing the band’s new song “Sea Harps” now right HERE.
Says Schechter, “‘Sea Harps,’ a favorite in our live sets, is loosely based on the Greek myth of the Sirens. Broadcasting an ominous and lonely call into the night, the Sirens’ song was irresistible to all who heard it, luring sailors to an untimely and violent death.”
The latest song has a marvelous dirgy quality and an insanely textural physicality. The atmosphere of the early songs is expanded on this track into an intense whirl of lap steel, bass and repetitive drum patterns, like climbing up a very tall stone staircase in the fog to finally break free and get a wide view for miles and miles of nature surpassing our falling cities ambivalently. The song wins without losing any of the alienation or restless wanderlust that made the old songs so compelling. I can see why it reminds Dana of someone being pulled through a turbulent sea towards the rocks.Add to My Radar
The record was produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman.
The Crown comments: “We are really looking forward to finally be able to show our fans how damn good this band can be when the circumstances are right. With that I mean to be able to do an album the way we want to do it: creating as a band, rehearsing as a band, recording as a band. You will hear a band performing here, with fierce energy and hunger!”
Check out the video for “Iron Crown,” as well as the tracklist for Cobra Speed Venom here.Add to My Radar
LA doom metal noise-makers Ancestors have recently inked a deal with Pelagic Records.
“We’re honored to be joining the Pelagic Records family,” says guitarist/vocalist Justin Maranga. “We’re excited to start the next chapter of Ancestors and we believe that Pelagic is the perfect label to partner with on this adventure.”
Ancestors’ as-yet-untitled new full-length is expected to be released this Summer. Stay tuned for details.
In the meantime, check out Ancestors’ latest track, “Gone,” which is part of the latest Pelagic Records compilation MMXVIII, here.Add to My Radar
Awakened doom voyagers Yob have re-issued their 5th full length, The Great Cessation via Relapse Records. The album has been completely remastered by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive) with two bonus tracks plus beautiful new artwork that reminds me a bit of Ascend’s Ample Fire Within for some reason. We highly recommend you take some time and get into this important step in the band’s discography.Add to My Radar
So, I can’t believe how terrible the writing is on the Marvel Inhumans show. Seriously, Black Bolt blows up a cop car and they just arrest him, throw him in gen pop and neither S.H.I.E.L.D. nor any other real heroes come to investigate who the fuck he is. Karnak, who is supposed to never make mistakes and is played admirably by Ken Leung as he tries to juggle the hot turd Marvel’s shitty tv budget and rushed production schedule handed him and the rest of the decent enough cast , falls down a hill and bumps his head. Karnak loses his powers from this idiotic mishap and then tries to hang out with some marijuana growers with the fakest looking herb I have ever seen on tv. So so corny. Thankfully, I am here today to remind y’all that something much more consistent exists…the eternally good legacies of Crowbar and Tombs. Neither band has ever made a bad record (though Crowbar admittedly have many more than most bands besides , like, the Melvins and Kreator, haha).
Crowbar are touring in support of The Serpent Only Lies and still deliver the goods just as powerfully as ever. Truly one of the most dogged underground legacy bands and it is great to see them bringing out a cool variety of acts representing different corners of metal.
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Denver’s KHEMMIS have already ensured that future bards will sing their praises and adventures far into the future due to the excellence of sophomore record Hunted alone. They blend the perfect amount of epic doom, harmonized guitar, melodic and grim vocals and attention to tone into a potent and heady battle brew.
Now the band has been confirmed to take place in the Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour, set to run through North America from February 15th through March 10th. This is not out of left field, since Decibel gushed about Hunted as the magazine’s pick for album of the year of 2016 (no easy feat).
Issues the band, “We’re honored to be part of the 2018 Decibel Tour alongside Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur, and the legendary Enslaved. We look forward to playing in a number of new cities, particularly throughout Canada, as well as returning to a number of areas we know and love. We might even include a new song from our upcoming album — the only way to know is to be there!”
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