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Tipton joins Priest on stage in Kent, WA

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:37 PM (PST)

Judas Priest‘s legendary Glenn Tipton may have recently announced he is not a touring guitarist for the Firepower era due to Parkinson’s complications, but he joined the band on stage Sunday night (April 15) at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington for the encore.

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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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Who is getting stoked for Migration Fest?

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:28 PM (PST)

Migration Fest returns in 2018 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA.

Couch Slut, Mutilation Rites, Cloud Rat, Khemmis, Deadbird, Pelican, Spirit Adrift and many more! Yes, indeed…the event this year includes some of our fave current bands in the Underdark .

Tickets on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/migration-fest-2-tickets-43211524834

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Roadburn 2018 Festival Line Up Developing

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:38 PM (PST)

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Tickets go on sale October 19th for 2018’s Roadburn! The line-up is still developing but some amazing stuff has been announced so far, as usual for this esteemed fest. This year we are especially excited about Uniform, Cult of Luna with Julie Christmas, Weedeater and Maggot Heart but there is plenty for (almost) everyone who has tastes outside of the mainstream. Check it out HERE.

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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.

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TRIPTYKON
 have made the following statement announcing upcoming festival appearances and their search for a new drummer:

“We feel very honoured to have been invited to play Spain’s Leyendas del Rock and Germany’s Party.San festivals this August. Both festivals hold a unique significance for Triptykon: our concert at Leyendas del Rock will mark the first time Triptykon will play in Spain, fulfilling a desire we have had for quite some time.

The return to Party.San is equally important for us. Triptykon’s first appearance at the festival, in August of 2011, was heavily marred by the unexpected shutdown of the main stage due to storm damage, and by a number of local organizational issues. Party.San is a truly extraordinary festival in our eyes, and we feel privileged and delighted to be given the opportunity to finally honour it with a proper concert.

But these two festivals are significant to us for yet another, far more personal reason. These will be the final concerts we will play with our drummer, Norman Lonhard.

Norman joined Triptykon in December of 2008, thereby completing the freshly formed band. He recorded two acclaimed albums, an EP, and a single with the group, appeared in all of Triptykon’s video clips, and performed uncounted concerts around the globe with us.

We are proud of Triptykon’s exceedingly stable line-up, not least in light of some of the events that transpired in Triptykon’s predecessor, Celtic Frost. It reflects Triptykon’s internal spirit of harmony that this first departure of a member of the group occurs in true friendship and deep mutual respect. After eight and a half years of invoking supreme darkness with Triptykon onstage and in the studio, Norman has indicated his desire to explore different musical avenues in the future. It is a wish we fully understand, of course, but also one we bemoan on a personal level.

We all wish Norman the very best for any and all of his future endeavours. He will forever remain one of us.

Triptykon is thus now looking for a new drummer, before continuing work on the group’s third album and returning to the world’s stages. We are taking the required technical capabilities for granted, and we are completely open with regard to age and female and male applicants. Of decisive importance to us, however, are uniqueness, an unrestricted musical horizon, creativity, artistic courage, a stable and professional personality, and an appearance that reflects the group’s music and unique historic background.

Interested parties may contact Triptykon through this e-mail address:triptykonswitzerland@gmx.ch

[Please note that this e-mail address will only respond to serious inquiries regarding the above mentioned topic.]

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Mighty Asphyx  are treating fans to a celebration of three decades of Netherlands extreme metal.

In addition to the previously announced and sold out anniversary show at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany on Saturday, November 18, 2017, ASPHYX have now announced a second (matinee) show in the same location for the day after, Sunday, November 19, 2017. These two “30 Year Anniversary” concerts will not only be supported by metal comrades Pentacle and Soulburn, but also feature long ASPHYX sets, special merchandise and Meet & Greet opportunities with former band members like Eric Daniels, Bob Bagchus, Wannes Gubbels, Ronnie van der Wey, Roel Sanders or Sander van Hoof.

Tickets go on sale today and will sell out quickly, hurry and reserve yours now here! Further details can also be found directly on the venue’s website: http://www.turock.de.

ASPHYX have checked in with the following message about the anniversary shows:
“Salutations Asphyxians! Due to the unexpected, rapid sell out of our 30 years anniversary show in Turock, Essen, Germany on November 18th, for which our massive gratitude, we decided for those who could not obtain a ticket, to do an extra show the very next day. So, Sunday the 19th of November 2017. Same bill, same set, same goodies, same price. Just a little earlier, doors open at 15.00 hours, so everybody can get back to work on time the next day. Cheerz and see you all in November!”

November 17, 2017 will also mark the long overdue release date for a special and limited anniversary version of ASPHYX’s classic debut album, “The Rack”, as a double-album, containing both the original album as well as a special bonus version of the entire album sequence covered by friends and peers of the group. More details and formats of this project will be unveiled soon, so stay tuned!

ASPHYX‘s most recent effort, “Incoming Death”, was released worldwide last September via the band’s longtime label Century Media Records. It was once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio and entered the official sales charts in various European countries upon release as follows: Germany: # 30, Switzerland: # 67 and Belgium (Wallonia): # 78.

Take a listen to a few of the singles from “Incoming Death” below:
“Forerunners Of The Apocalypse” (video): https://youtu.be/BFaiGiWcyY8
“Candiru” (video): https://youtu.be/lKTwSzhy0Rc
“Incoming Death”: https://youtu.be/AYNkQh6VDNk

Along with the album’s standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, “Incoming Death” is also available as a limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus cover versions (“Servants Of The Warsmen” by Winter and “Master” by Master) as well as a DVD. Get your aural weapon of choice from CM Distro:http://smarturl.it/incomingdeathCMD

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Mastodon perform on Conan (see video)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:45 AM (PST)

I like all of Mastodon’s releases for various reasons, but Emperor Of Sand is certainly the best one since Crack The Skye, IMO. Even if you don’t like all the material or more melodic vocals, the guitar solos on this album in particular are fucking earth scorching. Anyhow, the band slogged through a fun version of “Show Yourself” last night and you can’t deny the song is catchy as heck. Check the footage out HERE.

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Yob to return to the stage this weekend at Northwest Terror Fest

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12:50 PM (PST)
Cosmic doom trio YOB will make their return to the stage this week at the Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington alongside Coven, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves In The Throne Room, and so many others. The performance serves as guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt’s first show since undergoing emergency diverticulitis surgery earlier this year. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the digestive tract and is often life-threatening.

 

Said Scheidt in a recent Facebook post to fans, “…Everything is different on my insides, and I’m learning to adjust to both healing pains and new normals. Time will tell which is which. All the same, slow and steady is my mantra. I have a feeling of gratitude that is consistent, and we’re writing so much new music with YOB that I don’t know how we’re going to distill it all… I wish nothing but love and health, laughs and inspiration for our shared, diverse, unique tribe. For those who have sent me messages, shared love, their time and help with my survival during these trials of mine, I remain ever thankful and count myself as beyond lucky. My ability to weather all of this and continue working is framed by these blessings. We are so looking forward to these shows…seeing friends, watching bands, and getting to share the stage. It’s surreal to be able to do it again. Can’t wait.” 

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Pics: Ghost at Palace Theatre in Albany

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 5:16 PM (PST)

We have not had any photos for a little bit from our beloved butter muffin/camera pro Matt Slater (also of the band Beneath The Remains), as he has been chillin’ and here and there doing some stuff for the cool Outsider Magazine. Today Slater Master Hate returns to the Metal Riot fold with some cool shots of Sweden’s reigning melodic spooky gang Ghost from their recent off night from Iron Maiden tour headlining stop in Albany, NY. I can imagine it was a hell of a great show in such a good venue to see Ghost and Zombi.

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The initial line up for Basilica Hudson‘s Basilica SoundScape 2017 shows the gem of a little festival continuing to be insanely well curated and offering some of the best in envelope pushing performers every year since inception.

Basilica SoundScape 2017 will feature a wide array of performers, writers, and visual artists whose work spans many different genres, mediums and approaches. More participants will be announced in the coming months, and the initial lineup can be viewed in full below.

Very stoked for the bulk of performers announced so far. Been jamming Zola Jesus’ old album The Spoils a lot of late and serpentwithfeet is one of the most next level performers – with a scary potent voice – I have heard in years.

Trying to win over an audience that is not necessarily metal-oriented is a formidable and refreshing challenge. Beyond that, this is one of the best-run and best-curated festivals in the U.S. We are proud to be a part of something so carefully considered. – Yellow Eyes
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Meltasia announced an as to be expected doozy ass line up today (with a few holes left to fill). Mungo Jerry and Midnight on the same weekend? Say no more. I will def try to be there to see Roky’s set and of course mighty Tower, but there is plenty of other juicy radness to go around. Be nice to the goats.

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Seether and Letters From The Fire just rocked Upstate Concert Hall in mid May and our own Catharina Christiana was there to capture some of the energy with her camera. Check the shots out BELOW.

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Mastodon confirmed as final headliners for Psycho Las Vegas

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 12:28 PM (PST)

Well, seems weird to be posting about music when the GOP just voted to make rape a pre-existing condition, but I guess cheer and motivation in the form of art is always important. I’m drinking tea and listening to “Linchpin” from Fear Factory and hoping everyone out there doesn’t give up the fight.

Anyway, some good news for rock and metal lovers. Mastodon have been added to the already insanely dope Psycho Las Vegas bill this year. King Diamond is doing classic Abigail entirely, Laura from Kylesa is unveiling a set of herself and special guests, you’ve got up and coming heralded as the next generation of top quality acts like Gatecreeper, Oathbreaker, Chelsea Wolfe and Inter Arma, varied styles of experimental metal from USNEA to Dark Castle plus a lot of my personal faves in the scene like Jex Thoth, Conan, Blood Ceremony and even the Cult of Luna collaboration with Julie Christmas!

Then you also have legacy bands like Diamond Head, Melvins, Swans, Carcass, Corrosion Of Conformity, Magma, Cirith Ungol. I mean, Jesus Christ!

Damn, yo. The event is set to take place from August 18th through August 20th, 2017 with a pre-party August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss out. Secure yours today at THIS LOCATION.
 
Payment options for PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017 are available through Affirm, with immediate delivery of tickets. More info at THIS LOCATION. Hotel discounts at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino are also available using the code “psych17(Note: You must use this special code at the time of booking; not when you arrive at the hotel). Book today at THIS LOCATION.

 

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Rammstein announce only 2016 USA date in Chicago

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:22 PM (PST)

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We are coming to America for the Chicago Open Air Festival! This is Rammstein’s only performance in the U.S. in 2016. We look forward to seeing you in July! –Rammstein
►Tickets HERE.

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