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Spite to tour in Spring with Distinguisher

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1:46 PM (PST)


Looking for perhaps the current angriest new band in Deathcore? Beatdown enthusiasts Spite will not be tamed and bring their very low tuned, blood gargling sound to stages in the Spring. They have commented on social media to expect some new tunes in the mix as well as maybe older fan favorites from the Misery EP. The band are working on new stuff for Stay Sick , so stay tuned. OR if not ,“Why don’t you go die like the frog looking fuck you are and croak?”

Dates BELOW.

ALL OUT WAR To Headline Bozzfest Benefit Show For D. Shawn Bosler

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:11 PM (PST)


Over the Christmas holiday, longtime Decibel contributor David Shawn Bosler was in a serious car accident that left him with a horrific list of broken bones and injuries, requiring multiple surgeries and putting him on a long road to full rehabilitation.

On March 24th, 2017, Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn is hosting a benefit show, with 100 percent of the money raised going to Bosler’s recovery fund. Decibel has assembled a true, once-in-a-lifetime bill for the cause, topped by a rare live appearance from savage metalcore stalwarts ALL OUT WAR. They’re joined by local black metal philosophers ANICON, brutal Philly grinders DIE CHOKING, and the hypnotic bass soundscapes of INSECT ARK.

There will also be some one-of-a-kind items up for raffle to help Bosler and his family. The collective range and power of the bands who have generously donated their time and support to this fund is a testament to Shawn’s reach in the world of extreme metal and beyond, and we hope locals will join us at Saint Vitus Bar to support him by taking in an amazing show! Tickets are just $15 and available at THIS LOCATION.

If you can’t make it, but still want to contribute, please consider donating to the Bosler family’s GoFundMe campaign HERE.

Interview: Within The Ruins – Joe Cocchi dissects “Halfway Human”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:16 PM (PST)


Within The Ruins have earned their place as one of the most talented bands in progressive metalcore. Hard working, driven to grow and quite popular, in other ways they deserve more. You might think that due to the more complex nature of some of their material that some people have favored more run of the mill bands, and you’d probably have a point. Still, the refusal of WTR to bow down to the expectations of more mundane concerns and paradigms has made them worth following and a more rewarding band for die-hards to believe in.

The Westfield, MA band remain cerebral and capable of clobbering a crowd on new album Halfway Human (Pre-order bundles HERE!), a testament to the pleasures and perils of the modern metal musician. As our site has grown it has been cool to see WTR still in the mix and growing as well, and so it was a good time interviewing extremely talented guitarist Joe Cocchi.

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Aerial release video for “Foreign Coast”

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:07 AM (PST)


Progressive metalcore quartet Aerial has released their new music video titled, “Foreign Coast” off their 2016 EPForesight. After spending six months in the U.K. writing and recording., the band reached out to Keaton Goldwire, of Invent, Animate and Jesse Cash of Erra to produce the five track EP. Mixed and mastered by Brian Hood (Memphis May Fire, Erra), the group came away with their debut EP which reached over 250,000 streams in a short couple months.

“We’ve put a lot of work into this EP, and being an independent band makes everything so much more expensive and time consuming,” says vocalist, Markus Johnsen. “Getting all this positive feedback means everything!”

Foresight” is available to purchase on iTunes and all other online music retailers. Watch “Foreign Coast” below.



Among many of their peers in metalcore, Betraying The Martyrs just seem to have a little more confidence, a little more camaraderie and a lot more energy than most. Now the Paris, FRA based act return with their finest hour to date, the complex and satisfying The Resilient. It is where a lot of the band’s potential as a younger act was leading and this could really be their moment.

It was chill to interview vocalist Aaron Matts on the focus of this record, why it was important for it to be over a year in the making and the band’s imminent tour with Chelsea Grin.

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This Gun For Hire premiere “Good Evening Deacon” via New Noise Mag

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:35 PM (PST)


Vancouver metalcore rockers This Gun For Hire have premiered their latest song “Good Evening Deacon” via New Noise Magazine.

“Good Evening Deacon” comes off the band’s forthcoming album Something A Little More Sinister due out March 31.

The band comments on “Good Evening Deacon”:

“‘Good Evening Deacon’ was written about an encounter that was had with a young man that was at the end of his rope. When traveling home one evening, Deacon was happened upon while on the other side of the Granville bridge, ready to leap to an untimely demise. After hours of gentle talking and coaxing, he was talked back to safety on to the other side of the railings. This song is in his honor, and dedicated to all those who feel the misery and loneliness is too much to bare. Even when things seem their darkest, waking up over and over to the same heartache, and life is repeatedly stomping on you, intent on driving you down; there is hope. And sometimes the love you seek will come from people you’ve never met, showing you your life does in fact matter and things will get better. This song is for Deacon Braun. I hope happiness found you.”

Check out “Good Evening Deacon” as well as “Infection” and the track list for Something A Little More Sinister” here.

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Demon Hunter have released a new song called “Cold Winter Sun” that will nonetheless fire up metalcore and hard rock fans with a verse riff that sounds like it has a score to settle , a big hook chorus as the band is often known for and some adept guitar soloing. It is a serviceable if not super innovative tune, but certainly a solid rock song and a good addition to the band’s wide body of quality work. The new Demon Hunter Outlive is one of the most anticipated early 2017 releases and they always manage to help people keep the faith.

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Harm’s Way sign with Metal Blade

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM (PST)
photo by Vince Edwards

photo by Vince Edwards

Full body bruisers Harm’s Way are one of the heaviest bands around, up there with Crowbar , Sleeping Giant and Xibalba for some of the most crushing low end and craziest pits. Their landslide inducing crusher Rust  was like some ungodly glorious team up between Cro-Mags and Godflesh and many people took notice. Now the band with perhaps the most jacked front dude in hardcore are signing with Metal Blade in a move that will surely benefit both parties and the scene.

Harm’s Way is expected to release their fourth full-length and Metal Blade Records debut in 2017.

Harm’s Way comments: “We are very excited to be working with Metal Blade Records. Their longstanding history in the alternative music community speaks volumes. To join a roster of such highly influential artists is truly an honor. We look forward to the next steps we will be taking as a band on both personal and artistic levels. “

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel adds, “Super excited to be working with Harm’s Way! We welcome them to the Metal Blade family. I have been a fan since Chris Santos turned me onto them!”


TDWP take on gun violence with “Lock and Load”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:52 AM (PST)


On December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, CA, 14 people were killed and 22 seriously injuried in the biggest mass shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Eight days later, The Devil Wears Prada‘s Mike Hranica drove from his Chicago home to meet up with guitarist Kyle Sipress in Kansas City to write and demo new material for what would become Transit Blues (October 7/Rise Records) Both very much affected by the escalating gun violence the world had been experiencing, “Lock & Load” began to take shape.


Check out what Hranica has to say HERE.


The Devil Wears Prada kicks off the European Leg of its global tour in support of Transit Blues on November 17 in Belgium. The entire itinerary is HERE.

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KSE two-disc, Blu-ray and CD package exclusive to Record Store Day.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM (PST)


Killswitch Engage have released a cool trailer for Beyond the Flames: Home Video Part II . It is a two-disc, Blu-ray and CD package and is exclusive to Record Store Day. Just look at that opening crowd shot!

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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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Premiere: Cognition unveil new charged up song “Reconnect”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:04 AM (PST)

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West Virginian hellraisers Cognition are back with one of our top 5 records still to come in 2016 that we’re psyched for. It is the progressive minded metal act’s sophomore release and is called Procession Of Thoughts. This album has stuff that could appeal to a wide range of fans from everything from Exist Immortal to The Word Alive to much heavier stuff.

Procession of Thoughts follows the band’s 2014 self-titled debut album that put the band on the metal scene’s radar as a band to watch. Featuring vocalist Calvin Wilson, drummer Evan Michael, Joey Welsh on bass, and guitarists Jared Gaminde and Tyler Vincent, the band once again tapped producer Jeff Westlake of Ridgeline Production Studios (Hydrogyn, Tracy G and Craig Goldy of Dio fame, The Godz) who engineered and mixed Procession of Thoughts.

Today we are thrilled to give the guy’s some more shine and host this exclusive premiere of their new track “Reconnect” so you can hear what the buzz is about. ”As a band, Procession of Thoughts represents a coming of age and a conscious reminder of what got us playing in the first place,” says guitarist Tyler Vincent. “We approached the writing process focused on delivering a cohesive album for the listener and not just ourselves. We believe our collective spirit is captured in each of the nine tracks and we can’t wait for you all to hear it!”

I dig how the intro sort of reminds me of Steve Vai making sweet love to Unearth or something conceptually crazy before the more melodic almost Glassjaw-esque verse vocals top a steady and precise build from the band that explodes at 1:43 into a shove your friends very metalcore section that will stoke guitar tone snobs and mosh fans alike. You’ll also dig the fired up solo at the end over some djent type vibes.

The powerful song is available on iTunes as an Instant Grat track with the album pre order HEREProcession of Thoughts will be released independently via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Google Play.

Check out “Reconnect”, the monster second track on this baby, BELOW.

Album Review: Seeker – “Loss”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 4:04 PM (PST)


Dallas, TX’s meanest export Seeker return with 10 songs that fly past but will leave a heavy boot print indentation on your face. Now a trio, Seeker have become faster and somehow both tighter and more unhinged at the same time. There is less of a hardcore element in favor of an unforgiving assault on the senses via a blend of crusty thrash and extreme metal elements.

“Void” at 2:53 is one of the longer songs but bears down on you like you’re tied to the tracks and watching certain destruction approach. It will be crazy if they can pull this stuff off live, because the songs are as demanding as some of the more manic Dying Fetus material, for example. There is still a very cool use of dissonance and elements of clanging tones and the vocals almost act like more of an extra instrument this time than coming off like a really pissed excerpt from a metalcore dude’s autobiography.

That’s not to say anything negative about Unloved, which was a great record. It is also pretty evident that Bryce Lucien is still venting a lot, though I found the vocals a lot harder to make out this time around. It doesn’t take away from the intensity and emotional charge of the tracks, however. Seeker have created a really oppressive record, from the harmful sea sickness of “Swallowed” to the 1:10 “Self-Harm” which starts with a false lull reminiscent of some dronier Converge textures before an experimental racket you might expect on a more spastic Minus record sets up the hope crushing slow dirge of the final title track.

This is a really physical record, in that way still very rooted to the hardcore scene. This band could decimate a stage with a variety of acts and hold their own on intensity and imaginative arrangements alone. You will feel simultaneously fired up and eventually drained by the onslaught, but it is a record that certainly gives back and more than allows for outlet of some of life’s worst pressures.

I still think this is far and away one of the stronger Victory signings in years, a band who are often sound like they are fighting to hold their own center. Here’s hoping they keep both hands on the wheel or lasso the tornado for a few more years to say the least.

Loss won’t lose your interest. Pre Order HERE.

Album Review: The Devil Wears Prada – “Transit Blues”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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The Devil Wears Prada return with one of their better full lengths, the new and
colorfully titled Transit Blues. The band sound far from travel weary on the record
though, turning in one of their rowdier performances to date and first full length
post-Chris. Kyle Sipress really proves his full worth here and the songwriting is some
of the band’s most concise to date. The thing with Prada is if you aren’t as crazy
about one release you very well might love the next because they love to dabble with
their core sound while retaining signature elements. It is also why they have a great
live show because they aren’t afraid of dynamics but also know when a hype song like
new single “Daughter” or the rapid fire intro riff of the closing title track is the way to go.

“Praise Poison”, the opening track, is particularly strong. It starts with a
percussive rattle and soon erupts into a headwalking whirl of syncopated crush and
fierce guitar tones. “Consider me dead and buried,” sings Mike Hranica, but this song
is as lively as some of the craziest stuff from The Chariot’s glory years and with an
expanded sense of fret teasing while also knowing when to lay back and let simpler
chords build momentum (something so many younger bands drop the ball on these days).


Song of the Week: “Censorship” from Wovenwar

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9:24 AM (PST)


Fresh from watching Fear The Walking Dead and believing more than ever that Chris is an unbelievably stupid, self-centered murderous whiny fuckboi who needs to get eaten ASAP to stop wasting airtime on a mostly otherwise solid show, it was a relief to find a rad as fuck new Wovenwar song in the old metal inbox to ease my stressed out at a tv show state. Damn, these guys keep pushing themselves!

As I Lay Dying fans will be stoked at how heavy this is while it also still retains a lot of Shane’s range as a singer. It’s also uplifting enough to appeal to fans of the first record or something like Nothing More or Memphis May Fire, for example.

Check out “Censorship” HERE via Metal Blade’s fine folks, where you can also pre-order the new anticipated record Honor Is Dead. It was written as more of a group effort as opposed to the first which was crafted mostly before Shane joined the band. Seems like things are off to a great start with this first number!

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