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Nocturnal Graves to re-issue “Satan’s Cross” debut

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:10 PM (PST)

Part of the joy of being a metal blogger (there aren’t many but the ones that there are are pretty sweet) is being able to write a sentence such as “Australian death metal brutes Nocturnal Graves will re-release Satan’s Cross upon the unsuspecting peasant hordes.” I take my kicks where I can find ’em.

The new edition of the album features cover art from renowned painter Paolo Girardi (BLACK BREATH, DIOCLETIAN, HIEROPHANT, and many more) and the album’s 5 track pre-production demos. The devil looks more ripped, I gotta say. He has been juicing. Pre order now so you will soon be juicin’ with Lucy yourself.

The deluxe reissue of Satan’s Cross will be released on CD and a limited LP + 10″ mini LP set on December 8 Pre-orders for the album are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Archspire set to kick off ‘Bloodletting’ North American Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 9:34 AM (PST)

A reminder that tech death maestros Archspire, which placed at #14 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, will embark on the “Bloodletting North America XI” tour later this month.  The Kennedy Veil, Origin and a slew of other bands are also on the package.

A full list of confirmed tour dates and the music for “Involuntary Doppelgänger” can be found below.

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Thank the unholy darkness: 1349 announce US tour dates!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 9:51 AM (PST)

I was just reading an email with 36 Crazyfists publicist when I saw a new message that esteemed black metal legion 1349, in my opinion one of the top 10 black metal bands in the world as far as consistent quality goes, are touring the US. What does one have to do with the other? Nothing except they are next to one another in my iTunes, so that is an odd coincidence. Though not as odd as the time former Coheed bassist Mic Todd and I sang karaoke years ago and he sang ‘Alison’ and I sang ‘Suspicious Minds’ and then months later when I saw Elvis Costello (this was like ten years ago or more) Elvis combined those two songs in his Central Park set into a medley! I had no idea he did that sometimes and it hella tripped me out. Anyway, tangent…bear with me. Drinking a Guinness Extra Stout lunch and blasting 1349’s lightning fast brain scouring “Slaves” as I try and type meaningful sentences for other  humans to consume.

Ok, 1349 are fucking touring in the United States. Hopefully they will bring the black plague along and wipe out all the idiots who don’t believe in global warming, though if 1349 did this it is doubtless some mega church people would just see it as the work of the devil. Whatever, just get it done!

1349 have announced U.S. dates surrounding this year’s Ozzfest (they are def the most extreme band playing). 1349 will tour the South supported by TOMBS for a very cool and slightly disparate pairing. Additionally, the band will play as main support to KREATOR on select dates! How anyone will not have their head ripped clean off by the sheer speed of Kreator and 1349, at times both two of the fastest bands on the planet, is beyond me. That is going to kick major goat butt.

All dates BELOW.

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Ne Obliviscaris announce North American ‘Urn’ tour with Allegeaon

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 4:06 PM (PST)

I am getting a slow start posting today as I did a lot of non music related work today and am wiped out, plus wasted a bunch of time reading bad reviews of The Dark Tower movie. I actually thought the movie was pretty cool and while it was very, very streamlined, you’d have to be an idiot not to grasp the plot and it left set up to develop a lot more stuff from the books in the future or in the potential tv show as well. People should relax. The cast was cool and McConaughey whispering emotionless hate commands was fairly fear inducing. The film also serves as a canonical sequel to the novel series, which concludes with the revelation that Roland’s quest is a cyclical time loop; the presence of the Horn of Eld, which Roland carries in the film, indicates that this is the next cycle.

Anyway, this is not a movie review site but I always have tangents about comic shows and fantasy adaptations accidentally, haha. NOW here is some cool tour news for fans of the current bigger stars of the young crop of tech and extreme prog metal.

Australian progressive metallers NE OBLIVISCARIS have announced a headlining US tour! The “Urn North American Tour 2017” begins on November 1 in San Francisco, and sees the band traveling across the country, making stops in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Austin, and more, before concluding on December 4. Support on this tour comes from ALLEGAEON. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Regarding the tour, the band comments: “We will be landing for this tour only a few days after ‘URN’ is released and couldn’t be more excited to present to you the first tour of our ‘Urn’ album cycle. You can expect a full 90 min. show featuring songs from all 3 albums!”

NE OBLIVISCARIS will tour in support of their new album Urn. The band’s highly anticipated album (Number 8 on our top ten most anticipated Metal Riot Fall albums list) will be released worldwide on October 27.  “Urn (Part I) – And Within The Void We Are Breathless” is streaming online now at the Season of Mist YouTube channel.

Urn is now available for pre-order across various CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Barishi to tour Eastern Canada in early September, 2017

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:35 PM (PST)

Barishi are a band more fans of the proggy side of more extreme metal should really be aware of if they aren’t already, combining melodic and intricate guitar passages with pained chords barely contained by the marching and elaborate yet tasteful rhythms. Almost like a more harsh yet compatible cousin of some of the Hark or Baroness stuff with much more snarling than bellowed vocals, Barishi’s Blood From The Lion’s Mouth turned some heads in late 2016. Here and there a few of the guitar textures even remind me slightly of Quicksand (who incidentally have a new fuckin’ record on the way).

Anyhow, Barishi are headed out on a short Eastern Canadian run in early September. The band will be making stops in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec city, and more.

BARISHI Tour dates
Sep. 7 Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
Sep. 8 Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
Sep. 10 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
Sep. 11 Portland, ME @ Geno’s

 

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Metal Riot Top Ten 2017 Autumn releases to get stoked about

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:01 AM (PST)

Travelin Jack by Martin Beck

Well, if you can pull your eyes away from the shit show that is America 2017 for a minute, we thought it would be a good time to lift some spirits (or help you brood if you like doom metal) by sharing our top 10 albums of the Fall to look forward to!

This year has already seen some incredible releases from Limp Wrist to Dead Cross to Extremity to Fireburn and on and on, but here are a few yet to hit the streets that are gonna get the metal and rock world babbling in short order! Grab a spliff, swing your partner round and round and smash fascism/hail the riff lords above and below!!!

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Song Of The Week: Ne Obliviscaris’ “Intra Venus”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12:30 PM (PST)

NE OBLIVISCARIS are incredibly talented. Just a cursory listen to even the intro of new song “Intra Venus” would prove that, to say nothing of the band’s prior accomplishments musically. The Australian group is set to release new record Urn in October of this year!

Urn is now available for pre-order across various CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

NE OBLIVISCARIS have premiered “Intra Venus”, the first new track off their forthcoming album. The video for “Intra Venus” is online now at the Season of Mist YouTube channel (or watch below). This powerful song and video has elements that could likely appeal to fans of Opeth, Cynic and Cradle Of Filth in equal measure. The guitar and violin solo sections are of course dope as heck and the drum and bass interplay on this song is also insane. A lot of cool stuff going on here.

Regarding the new album, NE OBLIVISCARIS frontman Tim Charles: “After almost three years of honing our craft in every way that we possibly could, we finally present to you the first track from an album of which we could not be more proud of. ‘Urn’ feels like the culmination of all our years of hard work; the delivery of everything that we have wanted to create. Music and art as our imaginations see it fit to be. ‘Intra Venus’ is more concise than much of our work and is in fact the only song on ‘Urn’ under ten minutes, but one that we feel is a great introduction to the record. We hope that you will enjoy it.

 

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Emptiness stream “Your Skin Won’t Hide You” live video

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:06 PM (PST)

Belgian experimental death and black metal band EMPTINESS have released a live video for the track “Your Skin Won’t Hide You”. The video, captured during a live performance in Brussels, is streaming at the band’s official Bandcamp page.

“Your Skin Won’t Hide You” comes off EMPTINESS’ newest album, ‘Not For Music’. Not For Music was recorded at Blackout Studio, produced by Jeordie White (MARYLIN MANSON), and mixed by Sean Beavan (GUNS AND ROSES, NINE INCH NAILS and more).  The new album is available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Cannabis Corpse’s “In Dank Purity” will mess your ass up

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:47 AM (PST)

Cannabis Corpse are streaming a new jammer from arguably the best named evil weed album in years, Left Hand Pass. The track, an overdose of weed-infused, brutal US death metal titled “In Dank Purity”, is streaming now at Revolver Magazine.

Left Hand Pass will be released worldwide on September 8. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The artwork for Left Hand Pass was painted by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, EXODUS, ABYSMAL DAWN, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and more).

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The Discussion is the new post-punk/goth/rock band from vocalist and guitarist Laura Pleasants of Kylesa fame. Pleasants has always been very versatile and we are stoked to hear more from this latest endeavor (also feat. Derek Lynch and Richard Adams).

The band have a pretty substantial European tour mostly booked for this autumn with more dates TBA, so if you can catch them as they develop their swing you’ll be able to tell people you were there later on. Should be some super cool shows.

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There are some records I have been waiting for a long time, such as Blackguard’s troubled Storm. Others that are in progress but aren’t near to being done such as the next Wax Idols, for example. Then there are bands like Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR who I don’t follow super closely but am certainly a true fan of. Everything they have done has been stellar and moving stuff, like a kind of Sigur Rós with black metal roots.

I met a film director the other day rocking one of their t shirts and we had a spirited discussion about how great they are. This made me also recall that they had sorted some inner band issues and have a new record almost upon us. In fact, it is called Berdreyminn and is due this May 26th! This one seems to also explore some more of their hard rock influences, but in very non conformist ways.

The album, produced by Birgir Birgirsson (SIGUR RÓS, ALCEST) and Jaime Gomez-Arellano (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, ULVER), is lauded as “a compelling journey that offers ’80’s-style synths, chuggy rock riffing, Pink Floyd-y prog overtones, sweeping Fields of the Nephilim guitars, haunting orchestral arrangements and occasional metallic crunch” (Decibel Magazine) and is available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

SÓLSTAFIR recently unveiled all of the stunning new music from Berdreyminn. The album stream appears alongside an interview with vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason at Noisey. Dive into another special experience from this smart and original group pushing the boundaries of our scene now.

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I’m not just saying this to promote MY records or anyone’s really specifically, but here is a thought on art in general. Music can bring people together of many cultures. It is very hard for artists to have a sustainable career when no one purchases their art, even if they work hard. You can only get so far without support. Now, Ariana Grande or Eagles Of Death Metal have lots of fans, BUT…if fear and terror starts also cutting in to concert attendance and (unlikely, but) somehow dented it enough, that is a direct assault on culture exchange. The arts struggle enough. The whole idea of a starving artist being more valid is masochistic and puts artists at a huge disadvantage when many of them already have a lot on their plate already as sensitive or tuned in souls.

A great refutation of ideology you don’t like, be it violence or even a political movement or corporation you are against, is to vote with your dollars. Buy organic food, etc. Do what you can. I would hope the deaths of the music fans of Ariana Grande in Manchester , some with their whole lives ahead of them now stolen, might move some of you to go out and purchase a work of art, a shirt, a book, a movie, a record or something to help further the arts and to ESPECIALLY keep music, loud unabashedly alive music of any genre (except NSBM, duh), blasting in the faces of those who see it as a threat to divisions or who don’t want sexual, racial or social mores or gender roles to evolve. One love. PMA. Our hearts at Metal Riot go out to Ariana and her fans. What a sick, sad fucking senseless thing.

Here are a few recommendations of artists of different genres, races, genders and spiritual backgrounds we suggest you support and show that humanity will NOT be thrown backwards, be it by xenophobic Trumpster Divers (supporting only Arab nations you make money off of doesn’t count, Conald Chump/Trump), radical terror groups like Isis or whoever the fuck tries to front on unity and love:

Lizzo: https://twitter.com/lizzo

Tommy Genesis world wide: https://twitter.com/brasil_tommy

Solstafir: https://twitter.com/solstafiroffcal

Lara Hope and The Arktones: https://www.larahopeandtheark-tones.com/

Downtown Boys: https://twitter.com/DowntownBoys

Flatfoot 56: https://www.flatfoot56.com/ 

VOWWS: https://twitter.com/vowwsband 

I am so sick of reading headlines like this. We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this. A music concert is supposed to be a place where people gather to forget their problems for a few hours, not somewhere to roll the dice with your life. At times like this, I think the only thing a normal person can do is try to be the best, most moral, human they can be- in our jaded era, I believe this is more necessary than ever. For instance, this evening after I read this headline, I ran into a very loose acquaintance at the grocery store & mentioned the news. This person joked "Maybe they did it because it was an Ariana Grande show." I was too shocked to even say anything- I utterly fail to find the humor in the fact that at least 19 people are dead & many more injured, whatever you may think of someone's music. I know nothing about Ariana Grande or any of her songs, but I can guarantee that people of many different races, religions, & beliefs were at that show for the same reason- to have a good time. Some of them won't go home tonight. This is not fucking funny to me. This sort of jaded, joking, mentality is evidence to me of the continual chipping away of our humanity by the pathetically low standards of our era. We are better than this, people. It's dehumanizing, just like the freakish & twisted beliefs that allowed this asshole terrorist to kill a bunch of people they didn't know. Everything you do & say has consequences, even if you don't believe that. Make sure you do your best to think & speak with a moral heart- maybe your kindness will prevent someone from going down a dark path- you never know who you may effect positively. My thoughts & prayers are with y'all in the U.K. tonight.

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Rotten Sound release “Thrashmonger” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:42 AM (PST)

Photograph by Mika Aalto

While the rock and metal world reeled last week from the death of the iconic Chris Cornell, thankfully this week is starting off with a reminder that metal, punk and rock will not only never die but has many disciples still here to help carry the torch forward. From UFOMAMMUT’s clobbering new “Warsheep”, to Davey Suicide’s gutter glammy “No Angel”  to Silverstein’s screamo charged “Retrograde”, let’s celebrate that rock still comes in many styles. That said, if you want to kick off your week hard may we recommend you take a big fat Finnish kick in the crotch from grindcore heroes Rotten Sound this Monday. “Thrashmonger” is here and gone in just over a minute but will open your eyes like Uma getting some of that Pulp Fiction adrenaline.

Check it out below and keep the faith.

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First, let me start by saying props to Toilet Ov Hell for calling Sweden’s Shining what they have become…‘edge lords’. I’ll give credit there for the inspiration for the title of this article, because it made me laugh. Niklas Kvarforth makes some bad ass music but has always kind of been a black metal poor man’s GG Allin. It’s been done before and that route of “shock” rock antics is, well…kinda tacky and frankly, basic. Dude’s brilliant music is completely cheapened by this shit, like getting clicks by doing obnoxious shit and then saying people are “pussies” if they roll their eyes or that they are like, ‘bound to the norms of a society you despise’ or some black metal shite. Cool story, bro. Grow the fuck up. At least Kvarforth also supports some pretty anti-social rap whereas a lot of black metal people would just be bigots and call the rappers savages while then using basically the same kind of language against women you find in the most sexist rap, for example.

Many years ago in my early twenties I was kicked out of CBGB once very trashed for throwing chairs at the audience and fighting the sound guy on stage after drinking most of a bottle of I don’t even remember what. Some of this was documented in an article in the porn/music mag Screw Magazine, which was amazing…but I was still a jerk. And I am told I was spitting in the face of Josh Eppard, my drummer at the time, for having worked once for a local police benevolent association. Ridiculous shit. Then we got beer bottles thrown at us meant for me that whizzed instead by Josh’s head barely missing him. I can’t blame dude for having quit the band after that. I think I thought I had to be a maniac to compete with the punk legacy of the place but in hindsight, I was a total asshole and could have hurt someone. WTF is so cool about alienating people who might actually support your cause?

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Morbid Angel and Revocation are hitting the road together

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have announced a headlining tour that will see support from Revocation, Suffocation and Withered.

Revocation will be touring in support of their sixth full-length, Great Is Our Sin, released last year via Metal Blade Records.

The tour is starting May 23 at The Beacham in Orlando, Florida and is running through til June 27, where the tour will wrap up at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Check the full list of tour dates here.

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