You gotta have respect for Artillery. The veteran Danish power thrashers have just released a new video for the song "When The Magic Is Gone", taken off the band's latest album, Penalty By Perception. To watch the video, please visit HERE. Artillery comments: "Our new video 'When The Magic Is Gone' is a song about death and grief, it is a very personal song which shows the more mellow side of Artillery. The video was recorded in Norrebro, Copenhagen by Terkel Christensen (Aggressive Art) who is an old friend of Artillery." On Sept. 23rd, Artillery will start their co-headline tour with Onslaught. Artillery will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their Terror Squad album on this run, playing 5-6 songs from that album, plus new songs from their latest album Penalty By Perception, as well as some more classics. See HERE for dates.
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On this national day of prayer where we are fucking the poor and sick and pissing on anything holy by allowing Churches to dictate politics and still pay no taxes (much like the very rich), you might as well blast some fucking Goatwhore and point your middle finger at the sky, right?! I for one am psyched as fuck for the latest from one of the most consistent killer acts in metal. Can they top the last two? This is one of the few bands in metal who have only improved with every release and yet the early stuff inverts virgins as well!!
Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.
“Working with Rutan was awesome,” says Goatwhore front-man Ben Falgoust. “We did some great records with him. But you come to a point where you’re like, ‘All right. Let’s try something new.’ It was part of trying to remove ourselves from a comfort zone and a risk thing we needed to take. Plus, we really wanted to hit the essence of where we are live and what better way to harness that than by having our live sound guy involved. Jarrett is knowledgeable with the studio stuff. He also knows how we sound coming out of a PA and we really wanted to get closer to that.”
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Inter Arma were in my top 5 metal albums of 2016 at #2 behind only Eight Bells Landless and are far and away one of the most exciting and potentially long term future legacy bands in the genre. This band can fill the shoes of some of the greats when they are gone if they keep it true and stay on the fascinating trip they have begun to growing acclaim. This is a band, like Pallbearer, Spirit Adrift, Gorguts or Doomstress who keep metal exciting and worth it for the undying zombie bloggers out there like myself.
Now the Virginian crushers have announced North American tour dates throughout August and September. The band will perform headlining concerts from August 5-17 then appear at the third annual Psycho Las Vegas the weekend of August 18-20. Afterward, INTER ARMA will provide support for Pelican from August 21-26 with additional headline shows to follow. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 5. All confirmed tour dates below.
Additionally, INTER ARMA has shared a trance-inducing video for the title-track from 2016’s critically acclaimed full-length Paradise Gallows. Watch the video, directed by Jordan Vance. Check out the new video and tour dates BELOW.Add to My Radar
There miiiiiiiight be a lot of bands with ‘witch’ in the name. It is almost like ordering toppings at a metal fast food place. “I’ll take a side of decayed nun zombies and the Skeleton…no, the Angel…er, Shadow Witch with extra fries and..Acid Witch, ughh. I can’t decide!”
Well, we have another one for you but they are also worth your time! Wormwitch are a bad ass band from Vancouver and since we have not reached peak witch yet (that will be a band called Witch Witch), let it ride!! Anyway, all dorky jokes aside, this band smokes!
Check out their latest song at Nine Circles HERE and tell ’em Metal Riot sent ya. The band have a cool sound, somewhat black/extreme metal hybrid with some post rock elements. While that is popular these days, they are writing good songs and not just on the trendy tip of the devil’s trident, know what I’m sayin’? You will find the band’s arrangements and construction of dark vibes compelling and inspiring, I assure you.Add to My Radar
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Chicago based evil ragers Sons Of Famine have signed to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The band are not just a buncha edgelords, rather a collection of metal disciples including current/ex members of CorpseVomit, Lividity, Gigan, Kommandant, Summon, Yakuza, Nachtmystium, Evil Incarnate and Imperial Savagery. Though their facebook says they are “…anti-everything, and we hope you die a miserable death!!” That is slightly edgelordy. Thanks! They rock a lot, though. So…Hails.
The band have released their new EP entitled Alcohol And Razorblades as a Digital Album for only $4.44 ! Congrats to them on working with one of the cooler labels out there. Cheers to all.Add to My Radar
Gravenous Hour is the second full-length effort from Moscow-based death metal assault, KATALEPSY. Set for release on May 27th through Unique Leader, Gravenous Hour was captured at Cosmos Studios by Arkady Navaho (T.H.R.O.N., Obstetrical Palsy) with artwork by W. Smerdulak (Semargl, Blackthorn, Distant Sun et al).
In advance of its release today No Clean Singing unshackles the first single from the record in the form of a lyric video for “Critical Black Mass,” the popular web portal issuing of the tune: “I’m having fun imagining the mosh pits that are going to erupt when KATALEPSY reach the 0:45 mark of this song at their live shows. I don’t expect the mayhem to stop until the song is over either (if then). Actually, it’s probably going to start from the first seconds of this militaristic assault. The pile-driving riffs, seething guitar leads, and ravenous growls in ‘Critical Black Mass’ are merciless manifestations of blood-lusting brutality, and the jet-fueled drum fusillades epitomize the sensation of high-caliber weapons on full auto. But in an age when blazing fast, technically impressive death metal is detonating just about everywhere you look, what really sets the song apart are the two guitar solos that erupt in the track’s back half. They’re not just blindingly fast and incinerating, they’re utterly deranged and alien. They take a song that’s already rocketing into orbit and propel it way beyond the gravity well.”
Witness “Critical Black Mass” at THIS LOCATION.
Couch Slut from NYC are really interesting in that they provoke but don’t
always define, reflecting the listener. Eschewing preachy interviews and letting the art be interpreted
by the projections of the viewer more often than not is novel these days.
The controversy over the context of their Handshake Inc. My Life As A Woman almost Raymond Pettibon-esque cover art faded a bit when people realized the band were a co-ed bunch of noise/metal/post-punk
ragers with sophisticated aesthetics, but people should notice more how killer
the music is. Shows with Insect Ark, Melt Banana and Pyrrhon have helped, as
will a June NYC Vitus Northside Fest appearance sure to kick ass!
Key track: the psycho, jazz, dirge headfuck of “Carpet Farmer”.
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Murdock Street from Ascend/Descend is critical recent listening for fans of the borders between extreme metal and the most agitated of street hardcore. Influenced as much by the primal rage within our natures as they are by social issues, the band are driven, capable and tight, yet seem like they are holding a lot together to keep from coming mentally unwound. It is great when you can hear the sound of music not only bringing people closer together, but saving them from feeling down.Add to My Radar
Sarke‘s new album Bogefod is one of the best early quarter releases for metal this year, without a doubt. Based on the story of Torolv Bogefod from the Norse classic Eyrbyggja saga, it is a very grim and gnarly record full of undead hate for the “Blood of Men”, a darkly beating rock n roll heart and dirty distortion that gives it, at times, that proto black Celtic Frost edge albeit with the skillful rendering of a metal album forged in 2016. “The wickeds transient sleep” thrashes about with enough murderous, blackened vigor to create both circle pits or isolated invisible orange clutching and scowling at a stormy sky alone in the forest.
Most of the record has a rough edge yet also a professionally executed love for classic heavy metal. The bridge of “The wickeds transient…”, for example, dips into some really brooding, sustained note Candlemass territory for a few glorious moments before a cruel mid tempo stomp riff marches in declaring “anguish”. “Sunken” declares “a final grave/the watery marsh” over a dirty riff that almost sounds like early Megadeth, capping a record that feels more often like an audio version of a bad ass historical horror movie.
“Barrow of Torolv” brings classical dynamics to a slower and more doom based highly impressive string augmented track, truly adding to the mood of the story told in pained snarls by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto. “Dawning” later on in the record, is even a classical-laced ballad with ethereal female vocals like mourning over a grave. “Evil heir” is another highlight, dark and foreboding as we realize the tale is not over. Both Sarke as a band, and the story Bogefod’s lyrics presents will even take part in a movie called SAGA, where Nocturno Culto has a leading role. If it is as good as this fourth record from an underrated band, it will be very worth your time.
Today, Swiss avant-garde extreme metal titans SCHAMMASCH proudly unveil the first track from their highly anticipated new album, Triangle, which is set for worldwide release on April 29 via Prosthetic Records.
Triangle marks the band’s third album and encompasses 100 minutes in its entirety, with three distinct 33-minute movements differing in atmosphere and style and each representing the three stages of the album’s strong concept – Part I: The Process Of Dying, Part II: Metaflesh and Part III: The Supernal Clear Light Of The Void. This very unique concept is visually presented by a series of four photographs presented as a bold triple-gatefold, limited-edition 3LP set and a 3CD set with imagery realised by acclaimed photographer Ester Segarra (Watain, Behemoth) and graphic designer Valnoir (Alcest, The Black Dahlia Murder). Rarely is such a grand musical and aestethic feat accomplished within the bounds of extreme metal.
“Consensus,” the first track to see the light of day from their forthcoming epic, can be seen streaming below.
Hissing is a black/death/doom metal band from Seattle, WA. Started in 2014 out of a mutual interest in exploring dissonant and punishing sounds and inspired by bands such as Portal, Incantation, Blut Aus Nord, and Swans. Hissing have self-released a demo and a self-titled EP (soon to be reissued through Disorder Recordings on CD), with a 7″ and several other releases forthcoming in 2016
CD and digital are available directly from the band and label via the links below.Un/Hissing tour dates:
3/24 – Vancouver, BC – Hindenburg
3/25 – Seattle, WA – Highline
3/27 – Eugene, OR – TBA
3/28 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite
3/29 – Glendale, CA – The Complex
3/30 – Long Beach, CA – The Que Sera
3/31 – Oakland, CA – The Golden Bull
4/01 – Chico, CA – Cafe Coda
4/02 – Portland, OR – Highwater Mark
4/03 – Olympia, WA – Obsidian