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Solstafir announce US tour with Paradise Lost

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:34 PM (PST)

Icelandic metallers Solstafir have announced they will be embarking on a US tour in support of Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost and Solstafir will also be joined on the tour by Atlas Moth.

Solstafir are touring in support of their new album, Berdreyminn. The album, produced by Birgir Birgirsson (Sigur Ros, Alcest) and Jaime Gomez-Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Ulver).

Solstafir will also be embarking on a European tour starting on November 20.

You can head over to Solstafir’s bandcamp to stream Berdreyminn.

Check out the full list of tour dates and the video for the song “Hula” here.

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Take care of each other out there

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 12:19 AM (PST)

cipher (a buncha years ago at Trash Bar)

We’ve all been at a show where a band says “punch somebody in the face” or “tear this place down”! Well, maybe you haven’t but I have been at a lot of unsavory concerts. Let’s focus instead on the people who have asked from the stage that we take care of one another out there on the floor.

Some thoughts follow.

After the horrid bro eviction of Kelly Marie Tran (who anyone with a brain knows brought a lot of heart and fun to The Last Jedi) from social media by alleged Star Wars fans who missed the fucking point of every movie, after the suicide of someone overflowing with life essence like Anthony Bourdain, after the giant fucking embarrassment of projecting and weak playground bully Trump at the G7 summit and the subsequent even further denigration of what actually makes America great, I just want to make a just shy of 3am weekend post that says that Metal Riot is very much a place for marginalized, depressed and outcast people of all genders. There is a place for you here as a reader if you are not a bigoted and irredeemable trollish jerk.

Don’t let any true bully tell you otherwise. Metal and punk are more important for those who use music to lift themselves up than those who use it to punch down.

And sure, people can improve and change who maybe are currently assholes…but if you don’t have a basic desire to respect others, well…every good mosh pit gets rid of the worst assholes, y’know? The rest of life, including online spaces, oughtn’t be any different.

As a non binary trans masc person who stopped HRT just a little shy of a year a few months ago due to really struggling with mood swings (it is a different journey for everyone and I personally have a lot of trauma that I have to be super mindful of not unbalancing), I know very well that life is not a cake walk all the time. It makes me scoff when people say to get a thick skin to me as an “SJW” when they likely did not grow up most of their early childhood with no electricity like I did, kick heroin years ago or have dozens of friends die too young. Or maybe they did and just went to the darkest place inside, I don’t know? All I know is…A LOT of people come to metal to find a refuge and like minded people who want to pump their fist to Accept, get deeply contemplative to Wardruna or flip their shit along to the latest Nervosa record at high speeds of headbanging. Metal belongs to the world. The world is a place of diversity. If you can’t handle that, cry me a river.

I personally know I have contributed a lot to the underground scene regardless of how well known I am. We have had male, female and those who are in between write for this site. We love musicians and writers of varied ethnic backgrounds and nationalities here. You can not undo the progress that has been made by the less archaic types in the scene who want love to prevail. We don’t need to be stoked about jokes about music fans getting shot (even if it isn’t in our favorite genre) or be psyched at some extreme metal band unapologetically calling people poofters cuz they think they get a pass as drunk Australians or whatever.

If we are to survive and stay relevant to the modern world, even in the more coarse realm of metal,  we have to believe that connectivity under the umbrella of metal or fandom or citizenship or whatever does not have to mean we are stoked about people walking all over us. And no, that does not mean men’s rights advocates need to be met with equal respect when they don’t even acknowledge privilege is real or the entire course of human history, for example. Bug entirely off with that crap.

Anyway, I am gonna go to bed. Just wanted to say do your thing and don’t let the bastards grind you down for wanting to bring light to the world, even the world of aggressive music.

PS check this out.

PSx2 Jamie Clayton liked an IG post comment I left tonight and I am living. Hails.

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Zeal & Ardor announce North American tour dates

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:04 AM (PST)

Swiss-American music-makers Zeal & Ardor have announced a slew of North American tour dates.

The tour is in support of Stranger Fruit which is out today!

Zeal & Ardor will be supported on tour by Astronoid.

The band won’t be hitting North American until September 20, but you can see their full list of tour dates here.

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Cast The Stone prepare to release ‘Empyrean Atrophy’ EP

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 2:21 AM (PST)

St. Louis metallers Cast The Stone are preparing to release their latest EP Empyrean Atrophy.

Empyrean Atrophy will be released on August 31 via Agonia Records.

Cast The Stone is Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour), Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour), Jesse Schobel (Legend, ex-Scour) and vocalist Andy Huskey.

The cover art for Empyrean Atrophy was done by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Designs (Primordial, Kreator, Napalm Death).

Guitarist Mark Kloeppel commented:

“The band’s sound is a testament to an enduring spirit thats driven us to return to our most organic influences, merge them together, incorporate disparate elements, and forge our own sound. Each person has a distinct sound unto themselves, so it’s really cool how smooth and cohesive this stuff comes across. You can immediately hear how different this is from the other things we’ve been involved in, yet it’s still very true to our individual styles. Our bassist Derek progressively weaves my guitars and Jesse’s uber-creative drumming style together in a way that only he can. This is all crowned off by Andy Huskey’s crazy death metal vocals which are… well, just listen.”

The first single for Empyrean Atrophy is due June 7.

Check out the tracklist for Empyrean Atrophy here.

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Mutilation Rites announce ‘Chasm’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 3:47 PM (PST)

Mutilation Rites have announced their 3rd LP Chasm is due in July!  Preorder now at Gilead Media and Argento Records. Always so gnarly and rage encrusted! Celebrate this happy hippie flower full moon with some kush and a preview of this sweet and vile darkness!

PRE-ORDER NOW: https://gileadmedia.net/collections/pre-orders

HEAR “PIERCED LARYNX” AT KERRANG NOW: http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-mutilation-rites-premiere-first-track-off-new-album-chasm/

Our 3rd LP Chasm comes out July 20th. Preorder now at Gilead Media and Argento Records

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It doesn’t take long into a play-through of the heated and mind bending single“Waste” from NYC buzz band Zeal & Ardor to realize that Manuel Gagneux did not come to play on his creation’s new forthcoming release Stranger Fruit (out in June).

Zeal &Ardor’s Devil Is Fine debut caused a lot of tongues to wag with a mix of gospel, soul and extreme metal elements . The formerly one man band has given way to the project becoming a fully-fledged, internationally-touring group. For Stranger Fruit, Gagneux entered the studio with producer Zebo Adam and mixer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Nails). The title is timely, reminding that there is still plenty of work to be done but that bridges can still be built.

Read a discussion with Manuel Below.

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Carach Angren announce European Festival dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 3:30 PM (PST)

CARACH ANGREN , masters of fright metal, have announced a string of festival dates across Europe. The tour begins on May 4 and sees the consistently impressive and rising band hitting Graspop Metal Meeting, Tons of Rock, Sin Fest, and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

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Panopticon, Aerial Ruin and more announced for FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS 2018

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM (PST)

Rocky Mountains-based outdoor metal gathering FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS has expanded beyond its DIY roots into an official two-day event this summer, this week announcing the first wave of bands including Panopticon, Wayfarer, and Aerial Ruin.

 

FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS is a one of a kind event, taking place in front of the Rocky Mountains’ crowning jewel, the Grand Tetons just outside of Jackson, Wyoming.

 

Getting its start as a rogue one-off show in the wilderness, the festival is now a two-day event showcasing the live performances of some carefully curated bands performing on an outdoor stage directly in front of the Tetons, as the sun sets behind them. It is two days of music, art, and revelry nestled deep in the beauty of nature, providing an escape from the trappings and monotony of modern civilization both through the music on display and through the beauty and isolation the atmosphere uniquely provides.

 

The event takes place June 30th and July 1st at Heart Six Ranch in Moran, Wyoming, where attendees will watch two nights of more than ten bands on the outdoor stage, eat, drink, and camp within the ranch and nearby in Bridger-Teton National Forest. They will also have access to festival sponsored hiking trips, white water rafting, backpacking, fishing, canoeing horseback rides, and more wilderness activities right out the backdoor of the ranch in the daytime hours surrounding the evenings’ performances.
With more bands to be announced in the coming weeks, the first three acts for FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS 2018 have been announced.

 

Panopticon, the rarely-seen-live, folk informed American black metal powerhouse spearheaded by Austin Lunn and based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coming out for a rare performance in a beautiful atmosphere, Panopticon brings an unforgettable array of heart and music to the environment of the festival as one of the leading torch bearers in the modern climate of blackened metal in the United States. Their music retains a genuine feel, blending their strong melodic metal riffing with the folk music of their own ilk.

 

Wayfarer, from Denver, Colorado, will be returning to Jackson for the now legitimate festival; coming in strongly off the heels of their Profound Lore Records debut, World’s Blood, which paints a grandiose, powerful and haunting image of the American West through a fierce and heavy lens. The band will be storming the stage with their raw and visceral live performance in the Tetons as an ode to the Rocky Mountains they hail from.

 

Aerial Ruin, a one-man neo-folk experience calling its home in Portland Oregon. Aerial Ruin spins haunting folk songs that are bare and true, with a fantastically dark sense of musicality. Having recently collaborated with Bell Witch extensively on their acclaimed Mirror Reaper album, Aerial Ruin will be performing his captivating songs before the Tetons, fresh off an appearance at the Netherlands’ Roadburn.

 

Many other bands will be announced in the following days, with some strong surprises fleshing out an impressive lineup of powerful acts. The lineup and other information can be found on the festival’s Facebook, with an Instagram and official website to launch with ticket sales in early April.

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Dimmu Borgir announce new album ‘Eonian’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4:13 PM (PST)

Photo: Per Heimly

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir are preparing to make a return with the release of their 9th studio album, Eonian.

From Dimmu Borgir’s Facebook page: “The songwriting core of DIMMU BORGIR furthermore consists of charismatic vocalist Shagrath, as well as the string wizards Silenoz and Galder, but other familiar faces also emerge from the darkness: Drummer Daray and keyboarder Gerlioz are still part of the team, and Gaute Storaas helped with the choral arrangements for the majestic voices of the Schola Cantrum Choir. The cover artwork was designed in fascinating detail by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Behemoth, Mayhem).”

The album has an expected release date of May 4. The first single, “Interdimensional Summit” will be released on February 23.

“Time, when not approaching it from the construct we’re used to can’t be defined and thus it is illusory”, explains axemaster Silenoz. “There’s only an ‘eternal now’, which the album title is already hinting at. When we travel between the worlds seen and unseen, the perception of time ceases to exist, it has no function. Our energy is our torch and our compass when we make rifts and pierce through the veil – when we go beyond.”

Vocalist Shagrath adds: “Eonian represents the illusion of time, everything that is and always has been. For us, it also marks the 25th anniversary of Dimmu Borgir and the album itself is a tribute to our own history and the Norwegian black metal history.”

Cover artwork by Zbigniew M. Bielak

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Satyricon announce final United States tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 8:34 PM (PST)

 

Darkened metal forebears Satyricon have had a vast impact on the underground through their winding and adventurous career. Deep Calleth Upon Deep from last year is another example of the band’s tireless pursuit of their own route, a solid addition to a respected career. The band have decided however that an upcoming tour in the Spring will be their last Stateside tour, though I am not sure if they are planning on calling it quits or just retreating back to Norwegian Woods.

Read more BELOW for dates and info.

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Withered announce North American 2018 Winter tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:40 AM (PST)

The gnarly riff barfers in WITHERED have announced a new leg of  North American tour dates. The Cvlt Nation-sponsored tour kicks off on March 24 and sees support come from WAKE. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Shit yes! We stan. We staaannnn!!!

Regarding the tour, WITHERED guitarist Mike Thompson comments, “After 6 months of one-off shows, a little writing, and regrouping, we can’t handle not being on the road any longer. So, we invited Canadian grinders, WAKE to join us late this winter for an eastern North America run. We plan to bring a new show with some songs we haven’t played in over a decade and can’t wait to reintroduce some of Withered’s back catalogue to new and old fans. It’s going to be one for the books.”

Sounds like a true excuse for a bangover.

 

WITHERED are touring in support of their new album, ‘Grief Relic’. The album, hailed as “a smarter and more sophisticated version of Withered, staking out territory in a more expansive landscape.” (Stereogum) is streaming now at the official WITHERED bandcamp page. The highly anticipated full-length is available across multiple CD and LP formats here.

Dates BELOW.

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Dark Funeral part ways with Dominator

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM (PST)

Swedish black metal masters, DARK FUNERAL, have just announced that they are parting ways with their drummer Nils “Dominator” Fjellstroem.

Lord Ahriman comments: “We must sadly inform you that we have agreed to let Nils ‘Dominator’ Fjellstroem take a much needed timeout from the band to handle personal matters. We of course wish him the best!

Yet the world keeps turning and so DARK FUNERAL will stride on. We have hired an extremely talented drummer that will fill in Nils’ position until further notice.

All scheduled shows and tours will take place as planned! Stay tuned for further announcements!

2018 will be an epic year as we have two celebrations to make, our classic album “Vobiscum Satanas” turns 20 years old and DARK FUNERAL celebrate 25 years as a band. More news to follow, stay tuned!”

 

DARK FUNERAL live:
12/2   Leeuwarden, NL – Into Darkness Festival
3/29   Oslo, NO – Inferno Metal Festival

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Glorior Belli sign with Season Of Mist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:46 AM (PST)

This Halloween is proving very black metal friendly as French black metallers Glorior Belli have signed with Season Of Mist AND Watain have a new video out.

Glorior Belli are one of our favorite dark acts and are currently in the studio recording their seventh album, which will be released worldwide in 2018.

Regarding their signing Glorior Belli comment: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our home country based fellows at Season Of Mist. Since 2002, Glorior Belli have played black metal in its most daring form. Now it is time for Season Of Mist to house one of our stronger efforts to come.”

More updates as we get them. Meantime, revisit their most recent masterful effort Sundown (the flock that welcomes) HERE.

 

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Forgotten Tomb’s 360 video for new song ‘Second Chances’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 12:33 PM (PST)

Another new Forgotten Tomb song, this one an 8 minute inspired dirge called “Second Chances”, is now online. The  new song is from their upcoming studio album We Owe You Nothing, due out on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records.

FORGOTTEN TOMB commented: “Our discography has always been divided by trilogies. ‘We Owe You Nothing’ closes the third trilogy which started with ‘…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil’ followed by ‘Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love’ and it’s the heaviest among the 3 albums, with an emphasis on slower/mid tempos and a sludgier approach while retaining also our trademark melodies and dissonant arpeggios, plus some twists which open new doors to the next era of the band. Due to circumstances surrounding it, it’s been an extremely painful album to make and therefore it’s one of our darkest, while being also filled with raw energy”.

 

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Show Photos: Venom Inc. , Goatwhore at Gramercy (9/2/17)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:03 PM (PST)

Our friend Ignacio Orellana over at ArmyOfOnetv.com caught Goatwhore and Venom Inc. (all ex-Venom members who pretty much smoke Cronut’s Venom at this point) performing impressively surly sets to the ravenous Gramercy Theater crowd a few nights back in NYC and was chill enough to send some of the shots with us over here at the Riot of all things METAL.

Check out some highlighted shots BELOW.

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