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May Metal Mass Destruction: Exumer, Wormwitch, EZOX tidbits

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:55 AM (PST)

Exumer want you to know about tick prevention/Photo credit: Silvy Maatman

 

Today we would like to start by saying an RIP to icons of metal art Rosław Szaybo and Larry Carroll, known for their work with Judas Priest and Slayer, respectively.

“Our memories of Rosław Szaybo are strong and he will always be remembered for his now legendary covers he created for Judas Priest as well as the Priest logo – our thoughts and condolences are with his family – love to Ros,” Judas Priest said of Roslaw.

I also want to say that today, 5/23 is always a somber day for me for personal reasons, the anniversary of the passing of my first drummer. It is important to me to spread his drumming since his life was cut short rather young and he was a great talent in the 90’s Woodstock music scene and good guy, so humor my tweet here – please. One love.

On a brighter note, we have a lot of powerful metal news for you today.

First up, metal masters Exumer have a new video out.

The idea behind Exumer’s new video clip “King’s End” is to visually pay homage to the look and visual aesthetics of the MTV/Headbanger’s Ball era clips from the late 80s and early 90s. Especially when CGI became available as a tool to add effects that were otherwise financially impossible to obtain. The clip was entirely shot, edited and directed by Goreminister in Essen (Turock Club)/Germany during Exumer’s last European dates.

Exumer singer Mem V. Stein: “We were approached by our buddy Goreminister, who has his own You Tube channel and is a pretty known character in the Metal scene in and around Essen, if we would be interested in a new video that resembles old Headbanger’s Ball clips. We instantly were on board with the concept and are now excited to launch something that uniquely resembles the early 90s over the top videos we devoured back when Metal was still on Television.”

Get ready for the fun contradictory combination of nostalgic feelings for a new music video, lifers.

What have you all been listening to? I am real keen on the new Wormwitch Heaven That Dwells Within that came out in April, which I finally purchased last night HERE. Even ordered the physical cd cuz it will be nice to have for driving in areas where streaming isn’t so good. Super snarled, dourly melodic blackened deathy thrashened song writing dark majesty with just enough balance between bite and precision.

 

About one year and a half after the official release of their EP Crawl To Paradise (2018), French melodic metallers EZOX just officially released its debut album called One Last Breath, produced @ Recuiem Prod studios (All Dogmas We Hate) and available right now for CD & Digital editions on bandcamp and the main legal platforms.

In addition to the album-release, the band also unveiled a 4K music video for the single “For Today” available on YouTube platform.

Stream the whole album on Bandcamp .

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“We are excited and honored to announce this short run of shows with the legendary Ringworm, in support of our new record. We greatly respect their tenacity and uncompromising refusal to fit into a preconceived genre mold, and look forward to sharing our new material and laying waste to these stages alongside veterans of the American extreme underground” states ALL HELL‘s Jacob Curwen.   

 

On June 7th, 2019; ALL HELL will release The Witch’s Grail,  inspired by the Decadent Movement. Pre-orders for The Witch’s Grail are available now and the album will be released on all digital platforms and on CD and LP in the following limited variants: Gold Marble Wax and Clear/Black Split Wax. 

 

PRE-ORDER the upcoming new album, The Witch’s Grail here: http://smarturl.it/AllHellBand

 

See ALL HELL performing May 17th in Greenville, SC at the Flipside Arts Fest afterparty with Oakskin, Coffin Torture, and power-take-Off before hitting the road with RINGWORM in June. Dates below. 
May
17  Greenville, SC @ Flipside Arts Fest (Afterparty)
June
7 Brooklyn, NY @ El Cortez
8 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
9 Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Taphouse
10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11 Atlanta, GA @ 529

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Shattered Sun release new song “Shades of Melodie”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:43 PM (PST)

Hey gang. I am all achy from rocking out on Sunday to P.O.D. in Poughkeepsie and having fun over the weekend. They rocked the house and also dedicated their mellower song “Beautiful” to Clown from Slipknot in the wake of his daughter’s tragic passing and it was a moving moment. I’d also like to say briefly that Terry from Obituary’s daughter also just passed away in a tragic accident and to please help if you can.

There is an online fundraiser for her kids and stuff and it is very sad what happened. I might not have always agreed with some of Butler’s recent politics about Trump’s wall the last few years but I certainly have compassion for anyone who lost a child to tragedy and I think it is very important we lift one another up in the metal scene through things like this. It’s a meaningful way we can create more healing and understanding.

Texas Metalcore/trad thrash crossover band Shattered Sun have a new album on the way and have released a stunner of a new track via Outburn and a must read interview for fans of the band on their newest era. The song also has to do with daughters, which I guess is our unintentional theme today – but that’s ok! Be thankful for your loved ones.

All I can say is the song represents a major leap forward for the dudes and the new line-up and changes in the act seem healthy and exciting. I love this band and have always had good experiences talking to them or seeing them live and fully support them as an important younger rising act. I think they are between labels at the moment but that likely wont last long and either way we will support them around these parts.

Vocalist Marcos Leal says of the new song, “This song is particularly special to me given it’s about my daughter Melodie. It’s safe to say that becoming a father changes a man – it becomes your every living and dying breath to be the guide and protector to your child. I know a lot of people can relate to the message of this song and I’m excited for you all to get a taste of the new era of Shattered Sun!”

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Exmortus announce North America Spring 2019 Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:32 PM (PST)

EXMORTUS have officially announced more tour dates in the wake of their upcoming trek with VENOM INC., and HOMEWRECKER! Immediately following their aforementioned run; EXMORTUS will continue crushing cities across North America headlining tour dates and making their extremely anticipated appearance at Modified Ghost Fest supporting Voivod and Exciter on May 26th in Vancouver, BC.

“After touring with Venom Inc. and Homewrecker we’re stoked to continue our trek across the US with some headlining shows home. Then later in the month we have some shows up and down the west coast around our appearance at Modified Ghost fest in Vancouver, including some with good friends and fellow shredders in Silver Talon and Cultural Warfare. See you on the road!” states Conan of EXMORTUS on the upcoming tours.

EXMORTUS live on the North America Spring 2019 Tour:
5/06 Indianapolis, IN Black Circle
5/08 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
5/09 Odessa, TX The Club
5/10 El Paso, TX Rockhouse Bar & Grill
5/11 Mesa, AZ Club Red
5/23 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro+
5/24 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s Pub*
5/25 Bend, OR The Third Street Pub*
5/26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
5/27 Seattle, WA Club Sur*
5/28 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom*
5/29 Fresno, CA Strummer’s+
*with Silver Talon

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Burn Baby: Adzes, Vowws, Lord Dying, L7 and Joan Jett news items

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:19 PM (PST)
    L7 will scatter the rats with effortless glances and …RIFFS.

Sometimes I feel like the metal and punk scene has their psychic periods synchronized in that it seems like my inbox will have several days of fairly cool news and yadda yadda and then suddenly EVERYONE dumps press releases for a ton of cool stuff all at once. It happens every week where one or two days are monster compared to others. It is hard enough keeping up on one pop star at a time these days, haha. The tea is always spilling and the party continues. Add multiple genres in there entirely unrelated to the mainstream and throw in a lot of underground constant happenings as well as keeping up with the shitstorm of American politics and a zillion daily more mundane tasks and you have a semblance of the tornado in my head, lol.

Anyway, today I have waded through the cluttered moat of press releases or things I found myself through web crawlin’ and have metaphorically slid under the falling portcullis to take over Castle awesomeness and command my faithful followers (no one) to blow horns and cry the news of the raddest musical happenings of the day from the parapets on high and out over the numb minded kingdom of internet buffoons who shall surely be enrichened by my curated selection of newsworthy rad rockin’ tunes. Ok, dork fest over.

Let’s kick out the jams! So the Redbait peeps, an awesome hardcore band I am a fan of, were posting yesterday for people to check out this anti-capitalist doom dirge band Adzes. Well it turns out the stuff is super awesome and inspiring material. Very well paced dynamics and the songs are very self-aware in a good way, knowing when to vary between melodic guitars that tug on emotions as you conceptualize the rug of people’s lives being ripped out from under them in harsh, cannibalistic financial rat-race. Climate//Capital is a must hear of trudgy, Godfleshy clangy bass, more Jesu-like semi-post rock passages paired with very introspective lyrics on society and powerful screams that feel rooted in the metal side of real class war punk. Really inspiring shit and well worth the listen. Plus, it came out early!

In case you missed it, head to REVOLVER to see my friend’s VOWWS dope new video for their “Structure Of Love” redux feat. Chino Moreno. His name sounds familiar? Hmmm. Just kidding. That’s the man right there! Check it out HERE. VOWWS always put great effort into their work and aesthetic touches, regardless if they are making a video or photo shoot for themselves or helping other artists. I’m super into the kind of David Lynchy upside down shot of Rizz with a “lost” highway juxtaposed underneath her and then the image morphs into a spider, rad shit. Woot woot! They stay innovating and at the top of their game, always moving forward. One of the freshest acts in the game, miles ahead of most shit right now. And so many good layers and hooks. Word.

Sludgers Lord Dying haven’t been heard from in a little bit. I was actually wondering about them the other day. Turns out a lot is on the docket for these dudes in 2019. Lord Dying are working with eOne and have a new album out  Mysterium Tremendum worldwide on April 26th. The music I have heard so far sounds like they are holding down their hard rockin’ roots but expanding into a little headier territory with a bit slicker production like has happened likewise to Baroness, Pallbearer etc. over time. It sounds dope though! That’s no shade. Just not a little slicker compared to how gnarlified the earlier records were.

LORD DYING’s Mysterium Tremendum will be released on CD, double LP, and digital formats. For preorder options go to smarturl.it/LordDyingMT

In the meantime, stream opening track “Envy The End” at  below.

Grunge queens and all around biggest bad asses L7 are working with Joan Jett’s record label! Fuck yeah! I am so stoked for this. One of the greatest bands to ever come out of the United States and deserving of all the praise we can muster.

I like how the newer L7 stuff has still rocked but also been a little catchier like Donita’s excellent solo albums which existed betwixt the band’s hiatus and reforming. “Burn Baby” will get in your ear all day and the new video is below! L7 still make you unsure if you’d rather jump in mud, pogo, bar fight or fall in punk rock love as it should be. The new album is called Scatter The Rats and there is no planet in any multiverse where it wont be one of the coolest albums of 2019, scene.

 

 

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Public Memorial for Bruce Corbitt

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 9:23 AM (PST)

As the metal community still reels from the sad turn of cancer events leading to the loss of Bruce Corbitt, a memorial has been announced for the Rigor Mortis/Warbeast hero.

Reads the public memorial page, “We will come together to celebrate and remember a great man who touched the hearts of so many people in this world. We will show our love and support for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, his stepson Lyric, and BRUCE‘s amazing mother Glenda. We will celebrate in the most beautiful way possible by honoring BRUCE‘s final wishes to make his memorial just the way he wanted it. Additional details on special presentations, guest musicians, and other surprises are still being worked out. Stay tuned and You Know Damn Well!”

BRUCE CORBITT Public Memorial:

3/09/2019 Ridglea Theater – Fort Worth, TX [info]

Doors: 5:30 pm
Memorial: 7:00 pm

Live performances requested by BRUCE:
Iron Jaw
Rabid Flesh Eaters

MCs:
Debbie Sexxton of 97.1 KEGL
“Thrashin” Alan of KNON Hardtime RadioEulogies by:
Scott Shelby
Thrashin’ Alan
Casey Orr
Harden Harrison

CORBITT played what he thought would be his final show with Warbeast — a special set at the annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Ceremony where the band was inducted into the 2018 Fort Worth Music Hall Of Fame — last July, at the time noting, I’m really excited and thankful to the Fort Worth Weekly for showing us this much appreciation. I’m proud that I’m even feeling good enough right now to be able to attempt it. But I do know my limitations and I will be careful. All I know is I get to experience that feeling of being on stage again… and that’s why I keep on fighting. Because good things do finally happen if you can just hang in there long enough. You know damn well!”

 

Anselmo gave a warm tribute speech and performance at a show with The Illegals for Bruce the day he died that you can see HERE. Regardless of if you are in a camp that forgives Phil or not for the Dimebash incident, I hope we can all agree this was a terrible loss for everyone and that this was the right thing to do for Bruce and cool of Phil and his band who lost a real friend.
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RIP Bruce Corbitt

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:48 PM (PST)

Bruce Corbitt of Warbeast/Rigor Mortis fame has lost his battle with cancer. Condolences to  Jeanna Corbitt and all his fans. What a cool, strong, underground legend of a human being. Hope he is already jamming out with Scaccia. Read more at Exclaim! HERE.

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Dust Bolt – “Trapped In Chaos”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 5:25 PM (PST)

German thrashers Dust Bolt are preparing to return with their fourth full-length album Trapped In Chaos on January 18 via Napalm RecordsTrapped In Chaos is the follow-up to 2016’s Mass Confusion.

The band bring together an enjoyable mixture of a wide range of thrash variances. While you won’t find any Venom-esque darker, heavier types of thrash on this offering, for example, you also won’t find Dust Bolt playing the same blistering guitar for speeds sake for eleven tracks straight.

Check out my full review of Trapped In Chaos here.

Legion of the Damned – “Slaves of the Shadow Realm”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:08 PM (PST)

Thrashy death metallers Legion of the Damned return next month with the follow up to 2014’s Ravenous PlagueSlaves of the Shadow Realm, due out January 4 via Napalm Records, not only should serve as the soundtrack for your next session of Yu-Gi-Oh, but is a testament to band determined to make blistering extreme metal music. Slaves of the Shadow Realm will be the band’s eighth album since changing their name from Occult to Legion of the Damned thirteen years ago. It will be the band’s thirteenth album overall.

Check out my full review of Slaves of the Shadow Realm here.

My favorite albums of 2018 (Jessica Fisher)

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:27 AM (PST)

What a year! Calendar years for me, since I still live by a U.S. academic calendar, starts and ends on a “break.” This time last year I hadn’t really ever seen any of the Star Wars movies before, and over winter break last year I watched them all. This time last year I was finishing up my first semester of grad school and this year I’m finishing up my fourth. This time last year I didn’t believe in the idea of Georgia as a purple state, after Stacy Abrams performance in the midterm, I’m more intrigued than I’ve ever been before. I’m hoping to graduate with my Master’s in American Studies in May. When I write this piece next year, I could  be writing it as a PhD student (or an adjunct professor). I’ve made a conscious effort to listen to more new music in general, inside and outside of metal, this year, and it’s been a good experience. You can check out some of my finds and favorites over at my Medium.

My album of the year: Catharsis by Machine Head

Catharsis has been a necessary album for getting through this year. From the opening decree of “Volatile,” “Awww, fuck the world!” to the folk-punk inspired “Bastards” to the 8 minute “Heavy Lies The Crown” to the closing track, “Eulogy,” this mix of personal and political helped me process and work through my own anger and angst at the socio-political realities we find ourselves in.

Check out the rest of my list here.

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Pope Richard

Pope Richard of Blackened Death Records and numerous not so subtle projects (including the controversial and excellent Gaylord, the bleak Suicide Wraith and many more) put out our selection for best comp of the year with the vital Worldwide Organization Of Metalheads Against Nazis II.

Being as polarizing a figure as Richard is usually means you might be an edge lord, but in this case it is refreshingly because Richard is doing so much right. As if writing a song called “Varg Impaled” wasn’t enough of a gift to the scene, Pope Richard also has contributed a guest blogger year end list to us here at Metal Riot this year! Hails and thanks!

Peruse below Richard’s thoughts on 2018’s metal scene, putting out the comp and what the best albums were of the year in their estimation.

It’s mid November and the nights are long and chilly. The days are short and chilly. And I’m in London, so things are /extra/ grey. But as the SADness descends upon us like a wet and fleeting snow, we have heavy metal to warm our hearts and lift our spirits.

2018 was a huge year for metal and all of its subgenres. We have had great releases from death metal bands, black metal acts, doom metal groups, and the immense push of the new wave of anti-fascist heavy metal has /really/ ramped up. For more on that you can check out Blackened Death’s releases “WOMAN” and “WOMAN II” on our Bandcamp. We managed to raise over £2000 between both comps for Doctors Without Borders due to this massive anti-fascist metal community that is pulling together. 2019 is gonna be B I G.

But that’s enough self-aggrandizing – let’s talk about some damn ass heavy metal.

More BELOW.

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Stan Lee passes away at 95

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1:32 PM (PST)

What can we say? Stan Lee, RIP. His impact changed the world and brought worlds of endless imagination to millions. A few reactions I grabbed initially off social media below. I am taking the day off or maybe I’ll stream Ant Man & The Wasp cuz this super sucks, fam. At least he got to see at the end of his life that his impact was never going away. Excelsior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tourniquet release “Sinister Scherzo” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:20 PM (PST)

This new Tourniquet song has some pretty wild production and a thrashtastic arrangement. It is from the new album Gazing At Medusa. Have you gazed at Medusa today? I guess if you did you would not be able to respond because you would’ve rightfully been turned into a statue. Oh man, my cat just farted. Jesus. Anyway, that cover art makes me want to smoke and watch those bad Clash of the Titans remakes. The old school Medusa was way cooler (compare HERE).

Drummer and songwriter Ted Kirkpatrick comments: “We’re thrilled with the response to the first two singles. This album took considerably longer to record than expected, but we feel the fans will find it to be worth the wait. It’s been great to work with Tim and Chris on this one.”

The album is mixed and mastered by Aaron Pace. T-shirts are available, and pre-orders are up for both CD and vinyl at tourniquet.net

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BLACK TUSK extend album release tour, stream live set

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM (PST)

BLACK TUSK have announced more new live dates as they continue on their ‘T.C.B.T.’ album release tour. New dates include an album release show in their home town of Savannah, Pittsburgh, and more. Select dates see them joined by CLOAK, EARTHLING, and feature an appearance at Brewtal Beer Fest with DYING FETUS and more. A full list of confirm tour dates can be found below.

BLACK TUSK are touring in support of their new album ‘T.C.B.T.’ The new album, hailed as “a mission statement, a two-finger salute to remind y’all that they’re still here, still bringing the darkness, and still taking care of business.” (Noisey) is available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

‘T.C.B.T.’ is also streaming now across all digital platforms, including YouTube, Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and more!

BLACK TUSK recently saw their New York City performance at Saint Vitus Bar captured by Maximum Volume Silence Live. The full set is streaming now at Metal Injection. This is some of the first official footage of the band as a newly expanded quartet.

Dates BELOW!

 

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Warbringer announce new single & European tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 1:06 PM (PST)

Photo Credit: Alex Solca

California thrashers Warbringer have announced that they are preparing to release a new single, “Power Unsurpassed,” digitally (August 17) and on Vinyl (August 24).

Vocalist John Kevill on “Power Unsurpassed:”

“We are putting out a single, “Power Unsurpassed,” so we have some new material for you all this summer, as we gear up to write and record our 6th record. It’s designed as a total neck-breaker, with hammering riffs and a shredding solo. It is about people who want to take orders from no one, and to make their will reality- at any price. We’ll be playing this when we return to Europe this month, at festivals and alongside Sepultura. It has been a good year since we invaded European shores, and as always we look forward to delivering completely savage live thrash metal to all in attendance. We will play a mix of material from Woe to the Vanquished, the previous 4 albums, as well as the new single “Power Unsurpassed,” which we expect will completely crush in the pit. There’s a mixture of club dates and festival appearances, but as fans know, Warbringer will bring total aggression to any stage, anytime, anywhere. Europe- You’re Next!”

“Power Unsurpassed” was produced by Mike Plottnikoff (In Flames, Fear Factory) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Metallica). With the album artwork by Hugo Juarez.

Check out Warbringer tour dates and “Power Unsurpassed” album art here.

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