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UN to tour with WORMWITCH this Summer

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 4:52 PM (PST)

Seattle death doom quartet, UN will embark on a summer tour following the success of their 2018 full-length, Sentiment and their 2019 split LP with Coltsblood. The doom legion will begin their journey in Wyoming at the coveted Fire In The Mountains music festival where they will play alongside bands such as Wolves In The Throne Room, Blood Incantation, Ruins Of Beverast, Spectral Voice, and more. They will then make their way across the US for 11 dates with Vancouver, BC blackened death/neofolk metal band WORMWITCH (Prosthetic). The tour will wrap up in Chicago, IL before making their way back home to Seattle.

About the tour, UN frontman Monte Mccleery commented, “We are excited to bring the songs of Sentiment back on the road and tour alongside the exceptional WORMWITCH!”

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Castle are so used to melting faces they even melt their own sometimes

Hey everyone. Hope your Monday is going groovy. I’ve had a relatively rad day, though I am truly bummed over the news of one of my all time favorite bands Royal Trux pulling the plug on their upcoming tour. Glad they still made the White Stuff record, cuz that shit ruled and was an unexpected blessing, even if they don’t play anymore or whatever is going on. Things happen. It’s all love, though. Big influences on me, for sure.

Anyway, I did get to see  my favorite underground metal band Castle finally play a full set a week or so back. Castle pound for pound deliver the leanest and meanest best sick riff value paired with killer vocals, power trio might and road dog radness you can get for your money’s worth release after release. The coolest. They tour all the time but I never got a chance for various workaholic reasons to see them in full. I opened for them the last time they came to my city with my Walking Bombs project but they had PA problem in the venue so it took the band years to want to come back. I am happy as a sun loving salamander (wait, they love sun – right?) they did, though. The band absolutely cooked the eyeballs off the place in support of their recent Deal Thy Fate monsterpiece and local support Witch Kiss and Shadow Witch (with Doug Beans of Murphy’s Law fame killing it on the kit for Shadow Witch) slew as well.

It was a great night with awesome people who live and breathe the rock n roll experience. Made me damn glad to know all of them and I headbanged my little brain right out my ear holes. Not bad for a middle of the week mind bruiser! Cheers to everyone! Good times.

Some photos BELOW.

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Portland doom quartet USNEA announce Summer 2019 headlining tour dates throughout the United States with Chrch. The band continues to tour in support of their 2017 released full-length album Portals Into Futility. The tour commences July 5 in Sacramento, CA and ends July 18 in Denver, CO. A full list of tour dates is available below.

Portals Into Futility is out now on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical orders are available via Relapse.com at this location and digital orders are available via all streaming services HERE.

A full collection of USNEA videos and live footage are available via YouTube HERE

USNEA Tour Dates:

— All Headline Dates July 5-18 w/ Chrch —

Jul 05 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Jul 06 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London
Jul 07 Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
Jul 08 San Diego, CA @ Space
Jul 09 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Jul 10 Austin, TX @ Lost Well/Beer Land
Jul 11 New Orleans, LA @ Santos
Jul 12 Atlanta, GA @ 529
Jul 13 Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
Jul 14 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
Jul 15 Lexington, KY @ Lantern
Jul 16 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Jul 17 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Jul 18 Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis

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Well, here is a kick ass surprise. Saint Vitus, the legendary band known more for their doom side, actually once seeded the hardcore scene with their unruly ways. “Useless” the iconic band’s latest track, sounds like it could be from the halcyon days of Black Flag. This song made me pumped! I was not expecting to hear a fast Vitus tune today and with such expert demonstration of an older and frankly to me much more enjoyable style of hardcore and punk than most of what we get nowadays. Check it out below!

The band’s self-titled album (I am getting low key chills typing that thinking of the import) is out May 17th. Man, I am really stoked for this now.

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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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BIG|BRAVE shares a video for “Sibling,” the first full single from their incoming fourth LP, A Gaze Among Them, set for release May 10th through Southern Lord. The label has posted preorders for the record alongside the new single, and the band has announced new tour dates, including US dates with the likes of Primitive Man and Dreadnought. The new “Sibling” video was created by BIG|BRAVE’s Robin Wattie and Mathieu Ball.

See BIG|BRAVE’s “Sibling” video RIGHT HERE.

A Gaze Among Them features Robin Wattie (vocals, electric guitar, guitar amp, bass amp), Mathieu Ball (electric guitar, guitar amps), and Loel Campbell (drums) with guest appearances from Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion) on Contrabass and Seth Manchester’s synth overdubs. The album was recorded with Seth Manchester at Machine With Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The beautiful image adorning the cover, created by Wattie, further demonstrates how BIG|BRAVE has blossomed. The trio sounds rejuvenated and confident, and A Gaze Among Them is the sound of a band truly honing their craft and feeling totally satisfied with it. Compelling. Necessary. Important.

A Gaze Among Them will see release May 10th via Southern Lord. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

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5RAND

A variety of metal news for you today, cuz it’s the spice of life.

Phew, I was just driving around Woodstock, NY and it is a windy ass day. Tree limbs and actual full trees are down and old ass hippies just don’t know how to drive very well despite their generally all terrain vehicles. Glad to be back in my apartment a town away and decompressing to some rad tunes (though I did spend the morning drive with some Boris and Taylor Swift).

Anyway, let me tell you some cool shite!

Industrial melodic and at times thrashy metal band 5RAND have signed with Time To Kill Records. I wasn’t super familiar with the Italian band and they certainly have some cool groove metal arrangements. It would be interesting to hear the music with a little better production cuz they have some crunchy, fierce parts and everyone is very skilled. Vocalist Julia Elenoir has a powerful roaring voice and even better very well done, smooth/incredible cleans with character. I would definitely go see them live and am into their song “Point of pain” after checking it out.

No news yet on a release date but congrats on the band for singing to their new home. Looking forward to hearing more from them.

Today, WINDHAND unveil their new hypnotic video, “First To Die” directed by Philippe Grenade. “The inspiration for the video started with the lyrics, First you die, to be born,” Grenade explains. “I immediately saw the image of a woman suffocated by the crushing anxiety of a metropolis; drowning in the delirium and being forced through some sort of psychedelic death trip and coming out the other side with a new point of view. A psychic death and rebirth. The video expresses anxiety and transformation while honoring the beauty of Windhand’s music.”

Additionally, WINDHAND returns to Europe next week in support of their new album Eternal Return. The headline tour begins March 7 in Vienna, AT and ends March 24 in Leipzig, DE.

Raleigh, Nc based progressive deathcore group KROSIS have announced a new round of dates supporting their 2018 Unique Leader debut Solem Vatem (“Melting Point” is the jam, fyi). The tour, which runs from April 23 – 29, will cover parts of the East Coast and Midwest and sees the band performing at DEAD Fest and Toledo Deathfest.

Vocalist Mac Smith commented, “I am extremely excited to announce that KROSIS will be trekking across the East Coast and the Midwest from 4/23 – 4/29. This marks a new chapter for the band as this it is my first tour as vocalist. We will also be revealing details on a single that will be on the way very soon, so stay tuned for that! We in KROSIS want to thank everyone so far for the amazing support, as well as the support that has been shown for me personally. We can’t wait to see you all on the road.”

Dates below, yo.

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Album Review: Candlemass – ‘The Door To Doom’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:04 PM (PST)

It was a cool week for underground music as far as I am concerned. Industrial act Front Line Assembly dropped a killer new record Wake Up The Coma with a hysterical but bold “Rock Me Amadeus” cover featuring Jimmy Urine that I cannot get out of my head (plus a cool title track feat. Nick Holmes from Paradise Lost/Bloodbath).  Obliteration’s Cenotaph Obscure was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy. AND most importantly on a personal level and relevant to being able to write this review, I also finally got to sit, drink tea and then become completely engrossed in the new Candlemass opus The Door To Doom until I grabbed the sides of my head and howled. Holy crow! Everyone just give up now. Don’t release anything else this year. It is over. You aren’t topping this. This is the essence of pure doom brilliance. Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) has returned! Much like Sabbath or Vitus or even Alabama Thunderpussy, people love different singer’s eras – but the buck really stops with Johan in this band’s case. Leif Edling and unmerrymen have outdone themselves and made a fucking modern masterpiece of the genre.

The much hyped collaboration track with mighty Tony Iommi of course lives up to the hype. “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” is like the Poseidon arranged wedding between the “Children of The Sea” and something from even darker and heavier depths. It’s way stompier and doomier than “Children…” with absolutely no uplifting parts, haha…but maybe I just needed an oceanic comparison to house the giant tentacles mass of this tune.  Iommi plus Candlemass is obviously a match made in Heaven and Hell (see what I did there?) and fans are going to be shook. For real, this album surpasses Sabbath’s 13 with ease (and I liked plenty of moments on that record even with the flaws and shamefully no Bill Ward). I am SO glad this collab happened.

“Bridge of The Blind” is a reprieve song of sorts, a dreamy sad song with incredible guitar tones. Johan takes the relatively straight-forward closing lines ,”What would I find, if I open my eyes? Will you be waiting on the other side?” and injects so much emotion into them that you feel a huge gulf of loss or like you have just listened to a traditional ballad people have held close to their heart’s for hundreds of years. “Death’s Wheel” is an anthemic war charge from the opening riff, pulverizing everything in sight and getting heavier and more dizzying as it goes. The solo on that song shoots vertically into the sky, defying the heavens boldly. “House Of Doom” like Cathedral’s Swan Song The Last Spire recalls medieval despair via cool sound effects (a tolling bell here) before thundering home. The organ drenched bridge of the song is one of the most epic moments of many on the album.

I honestly would be startled as hell if anything tops this in 2019. It just hits so many checkmarks from hot anticipation to a triumphant reunion of classic members to, most importantly, completely bad ass NEW songs that only add to the band’s legacy forevermore whilst perfectly nailing what is best in a genre. Ghost, who have a history of taking out top notch talent from the much missed Purson to Marissa Nadler, have Candlemass with them in Europe at present on the road. No offense to Ghost but I am really glad some of their more genre-tourist fans are gonna get their fucking asses schooled by some OG doomage of the purest molten kind.

 

Sunn O))) announce “Life Metal”, worked with Albini

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:15 PM (PST)

…And the big news of the day (everyone try not to freak out):

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Downfall Of Gaia.

I WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH DOWNFALL OF GAIA BEFORE OPENING THIS ALBUM, SO MY FIRST LOOKS ON THIS ALBUM WERE TOTALLY BLIND. I HAD NO EXPECTATIONS OTHER THAN A READTHROUGH OF THEIR ARTIST PAGE ON METAL BLADE. AND THOUGH THE WIKIPEDIA PAGE SAYS THIS STARTED OFF AS A CRUST PUNK BAND, THIS ALBUM IS DECIDEDLY NOT THAT. PUT DOWN THE MODELO.

ETHIC OF RADICAL FINITUDE WASTES LITTLE TIME IDENTIFYING ITSELF STYLISTICALLY AND WITH TEXTBOOK EXECUTION. IT OPENS WITH A  BRIEF YET SLIGHTLY TOO QUIET INTRO TRACK, BEFORE DROPPING INTO LIKE A DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF DS POSTBLACK BLACKGAZE FOR “THE GROTESQUE ILLUSION OF BEING”. THIS BAND SITS FIRMLY NEXT TO OTHER ACTS LIKE MGLA AND GHOST BATH AND WOULD BE WELL HOMED ON THAT ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL ALBUMS YOUTUBE CHANNEL THEY KEEP TAKING DOWN FOR WHATEVER REASON.

ETHIC FEATURES HEAVY SERVINGS OF THE LONG ANGUISHED TREM SECTIONS BENEATH HOWLED THROUGH TEN REVERBS VOCALS WE EXPECT AND MAKES FREQUENT USE OF THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR MELANCHOLY BLAST FREE INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS WITH FOLK INSTRUMENTS TO BREAK THINGS UP. THEY DO HOWEVER DECIDE TO BENCH THE FEMME CLEAN VOCALS UNTIL TRACK FOUR.

THIS ALBUM IS NICE AND SHORT. WHICH IS A THING I LIKE. IT’S SAD, IT’S SPOOKY, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS RECORDED FROM FAR AWAY IN A CAVE WITH A FULL STUDIO BY A REALLY GOOD SOUND ENGINEER. IT’S THE SOUNDRTRACK TO DYING ALONE UNDER THE SWELTERING DESERT HEAT WHILE LOOKING AGONIZINGLY INTO THE DISTANCE IN A WIDE ANGLE. IT  WAS A COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE ALBUM TO LISTEN TO, THOUGH I DON’T THINK THEY TOOK A LOT OF RISKS.

IF I WAS TO ASK FOR THIS AT A RESTAURANT I WOULD ORDER A SIDE OF BULLET BELTS. BUT I DIDN’T TAKE OFF ANY POINTS FOR TASTE.

3.5 OUTTA 5 STARS.

 

We have some shitty news for High On Fire fans. If you are like us you know they are one of the consistently greatest acts in modern music and are a devastating force live, but you will not get to see the band on previously announced upcoming dates at the moment. The Electric Messiah tour, sponsored by Revolver, has been derailed.

Matt Pike issued a statement and sounds devastated.

“Dear Friends and fans,
To my brothers, my crew, and anyone else this affects. I do apologize for the inconvenience of this cancelation. I feel as though I’m explaining lightning striking twice. I wanted nothing more in the world to play these songs live, nor ever cancel something I say I’m gonna do.” 
“I am a warrior for our art, and have endured some painful things to what we do. The timing and repeating nature of this is my nightmare and almost impossible. Nevertheless, to save yet another toe, my big one, I have been grounded by circumstances out of my control. I will have more of a medical report to come but right now I’m at great risk of losing it, and/or a bigger portion of my foot due to Diabetes. Which I have been managing very well.”
“It just shows how this disease can affect our lives. Please forgive me, and if you know anything about me, you know this is not like me. We will be back!”

Matt, on behalf of Metal Riot, we can only imagine how shitty this feels and are sending a ton of love. Please worry about yourself first. You have already given way more to metal than most ever come close to in a lifetime.
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Misgiving want you to know they are going to squash any…misgivings.

Happy New Year, lovelies. New Year’s Eve was crazy. I am a bouncer at a bar and it was a very messy party. I have a terrible sniffle today from germs from shaking too many people’s hands and handling money all night charging a cover to get in and dance to a new wave dj. Chugging Vitamin C and praying while simultaneously tweeting about how the Lords Of Chaos movie is gonna suck today. Was just also listening to “Bleeding Mascara” by Atreyu and feeling old af, lol. Let’s get to some of our first stories of the year.

Mark Deutrom (Photo by Jennifer Deutrom)

Ex-Melvins/Clown Alley bassist Mark Deutrom is the man. He played on my favorite heavy album of all time, Stoner Witch. Used to love seeing the dude live. Mark has a new effort coming out called Blue Bird via Season of Mist and we want y’all to support. Trippy, well composed stuff.

Deutrom offers with the release the album, “A thread of sentimentality represented by the blue bird runs from the late 19th century, through the 20th, vanishing behind the fog of digital ascendancy in the 21st… or maybe it’s just over the hill.”

Stream MARK DEUTROM’s The Blue Bird at YouTube RIGHT HERE and see the “Maximum Hemingway” official music video HERE.

Tyler from upcoming Metalcore band Misgiving stops by today! The band have a new video out called “Absolution” and it shows a lot of passion. We wanted to help the band boost it and give them some New Year’s shine.
This video is for our song ‘Absolution’, which is our first single off our upcoming EP, ‘Resolve’, which comes out February 22nd.
 
The song is about facing yourself and the mistakes you’ve made, and then being able to bestow forgiveness upon yourself for those wrongdoings. I believe that it’s so much easier to forgive others than it is to forgive yourself seeing as you are your own worst critic.
 
The video was directed by Alex Heider. He’s a local videographer who does amazing work, and we were super happy with his professionalism and more importantly, his pricing, haha. We’re all pretty young dudes,  but we want this to be as serious as possible, so we didn’t cut any corners, but we also have a budget still, you know?
 
The song was produced by Jeremy Anderson of the Richmond Metalcore band, RVNT. He’s an amazing producer, a great friend, and his band also slaps, so you should check them out as well. 
 
All in all, we really hope you enjoy the video. Make sure if you like the song to go save it on Spotify, or Apple Music, and throw it into one of your daily playlists to get ready for the EP release!” – Tyler
Check it out HERE. 

Yatra by Shane G.

Maryland-based psychedelic doom trio YATRA (ex-Blood Raven) prepares for the release of their debut album, Death Ritual, through Grimoire Records this Friday. Advancing its release, New Noise Magazine is now streaming the entire record. The full length debut from the band is rightfully anticipated. Fans of Electric Wizard, Cough, Yob, and Sleep will find plenty to enjoy in Death Ritual.

Dana Helmuth of Yatra offers, “We are humbled to present this first offering of YATRA, Death Ritual, and look forward to hearing about the journey that it takes you on.”

Stream YATRA’s entire Death Ritual album at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Death Ritual was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grimoire Records’ Noel Mueller in August of 2018. The artwork features three mixed-media pieces by Aki Pitkänen, layout by Mueller, and the hand-drawn logotype by Helmuth.

Lastly today, psych folk, folk punk and experimental musician Globelamp has started a very personal GoFundMe to raise legal funds to help her fight back against an alleged abuser, her ex bandmate and ex-partner in the indie band Foxygen. Read her concise statement on the subject along with her fundraiser HERE. She moved to the other side of the country to be as far away in USA as possible and strongly contests her ex bandmate’s claims.

 

Disclaimer. Globelamp is also my partner now and whether you choose to believe her or support or not, she has a right to say her version of events and to ask for help. She also has done several avant-garde and post-punk / metal cameos this year which will see release as the year progresses and be an interesting shift for fans, though people who love her folk styles can also stream Romantic Cancer via Nefarious Industries (Bangladeafy, Gridfailure). Fans of moody psych folk and bittersweet love songs will dig it.
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Relapse Records release 2018 sampler

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 5:39 PM (PST)

Relapse Records probably more dedicatedly than any other label in the scene release an annual free sampler. I, personally, thought it had to have been more frequent then annually, but, the press release says annually.

The sampler this year features 33 tracks “With genres ranging from death metal, black metal, doom, sludge, and grindcore to hard rock, electronic, synth, industrial, darkwave, experimental, and more,” according to the press release.

Check out the sampler here.

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Deathchant premieres “Pessimist”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:45 PM (PST)

L.A. doomers Deathchant have premiered their newest track “Pessimist.”

“Pessimist” comes off the band’s forthcoming self-titled album due out on January 10 via King Volume Records.

The album was captured live over a two-day period at a secluded cabin in Big Bear, California.

Check out “Pessimist” and “Hex” as well as Deathchant tour dates here.

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Candlemass prepare to release new album in 2019

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12:28 PM (PST)

Swedish doom metallers Candlemass are preparing to release their newest album The Door To Doom in February.

This will be the band’s first album since their 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus to feature vocalist Johan Langquist.

The Door To Doom will be released via Napalm Death Records and features Tony Iommi on “Astorolus – The Great Octopus.”

Tony Iommi on his appearance:

“Candlemass are a major force in Scandinavian heavy rock and have always acknowledged the influence we had on their music. They asked if I’d contribute to a track which sounded pretty good so I thought ‘why not’ “.

Leif Edling states:

“We feel very honoured that Tony Iommi said yes to play the solo on ASTOROLUS. The song was sent to the management and amazingly enough, the master agreed to let his mighty SG sing on the track! For me personally this is a dream come true. Tony Iommi has always been my hero and guiding light when it comes to heavy music, so to hear that he likes the song and also would like to play on it, gave me chills down the spine! I’m still in shock! But kudos to him to be so cool to even listen to it. Hats off! Tony Iommi is and will always be God!”

Check out the tracklist and album art for The Door To Doom here.

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