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Three bands we are most excited for at Northern Invasion 2018

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:09 AM (PST)

Hey gang. ToolAvenged SevenfoldA Perfect Circle and Alice In Chains cap off the rock solid lineup for the fourth annual Northern InvasionSaturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin, just outside the Twin Cities. We decided to compile a little list today of the three sets we are most excited for at the event.

Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle said, “Looking forward to playing material from the new A Perfect Circle release at Northern Invasion. Bringing new songs to life in a live setting is always exciting.”

Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots commented, Stone Temple Pilots are beyond thrilled to be playing Northern Invasion 2018. We are back! It’s going to be a killer weekend of great music—great fun.”

“We spent a lot of time listening to our loyal Invasion fan base over these last several months to create a lineup that celebrates some of the rock legends along with delivering on our reputation for inviting the hottest up-and-comers in the genre,” said Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Northern Invasion. “Having heroes like ToolAvenged SevenfoldAlice In Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots matched with new sensations like Parkway DriveBlack Veil Brides, and Red Sun Rising, I think the fans will respond well. It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend!”

Check out our bands to watch at Northern Invasion short list BELOW.

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It has been a minute since we heard from rockers From Ashes To New. Now the boisterous group have dropped the official music video for “Crazy,” the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Future, releasing April 20th via Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven Music. The album is available for pre-order today. It was recorded at Atrium Audio with producers Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak (August Burns Red) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Korn, Lamb Of God), while the video was directed by Raul Gonzo.

“Crazy is, at its core, a song about someone or something driving you absolutely out of your mind and feeling unable to walk away from it. I feel like everyone at one point or another experiences that in their lives” states new vocalist Danny Case. “For me personally, I dated someone for a very short period of time and it felt like everything I said and did was wrong. I honestly thought I was losing my mind because I knew it was a bad situation, but I just felt like I couldn’t walk away. I think having that life experience really helped when we sat down and wrote the lyrics”.

Catch From Ashes To New Live: 
05/05 @ Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
05/18 @ Rock on the Range- MAPFRE Stadium – Columbus, OH

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I hope everyone will read the powerful Jeniffer Wright piece in HarpersBazaar about toxic masculinity HERE.

Various musicians from across genres have spoken out for more sane gun legislation and the NRA out of politician’s pockets in the wake of the ghastly Parkland massacre. Here are a few sample tweets below.

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My Epic have announced a two part concept project.  The first EP of the project Ultraviolet will be released on March 30 and you can listen to the brand new song “Of Wilderness” now!

I honestly am always pretty stoked whenever this band releases new music. They are very capable and amazing songwriters.

The “Of Wilderness” track is def mellow and reminds me a bit of later-era Codeseven when they got smoother and melodic but very spacious. The Violence EP is said to be the darkest material from the band yet and will follow Ultraviolet (guys, Ultraviolet was already an awesome Kylesa record, fyi…but not hatin’).

The second part, “Violence”, will be released in late 2018.

Pre-Orders are available now for “Ultraviolet”. 

More BELOW.

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Jonathan Davis releases “What It Is” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM (PST)

Bakersfield, California metaller Jonathan Davis has released the first single from his debut solo album. The album will be released by Sumerian Records.

The first single “What It Is,” was released on January 25.

Of the record Davis had this to say, “This time, I’m pulling something out of the audience,” he grins. “I’ve bared my soul for so fucking long I thought it’d be really cool to pull listeners in a different direction for once. I’m taking them out of that dark place and into somewhere that’s spiritual, positive, and makes them really think! It’s just art. I’ve changed lives with Korn, but I wanted to open minds with this shit.”

He went on to say, about why he hasn’t released a solo album before now: “This is how fate would have it,” he explains. “Deals would come and go. Then, we’d do a Korn record and a tour. There was no time for me to do this. All of the stars finally aligned. Velvet Hammer believed in it. Sumerian Records came to the fold. It’s like an extension of where I was at on the Queen of the Damned shit mixed with rock, early goth, new romantic, and everything I love. It’s going to take you on a journey.”

Check out “What It Is” here.

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Mike Shinoda drops ‘Post Traumatic’ EP

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:12 PM (PST)
By Foto: Stefan Brending /, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34235808

Photo: Stefan Brending

Mike Shinoda has released an EP titled Post Traumatic.

According to Billboard, Shinoda has this to say of the EP:

“The past six months have been a rollercoaster,” he explained. “Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude — for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create,” Shinoda said in a statement.

“Today, I’m sharing three songs I wrote and produced, with visuals that I filmed, painted and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor — it’s just me. Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don’t know where this path goes, but I’m grateful I get to share it with you.”

This three-song EP is an intimate experience and wonderful art. We here at Metal Riot continue to wish Mike and all the members of Linkin Park and all of Chester’s family and friends the best.

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Last Post of 2017

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM (PST)

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Thanks for reading us this year. May you all have a safe and restorative, yet very metal New Year’s Eve. We shall begin slaying 2018 promptly past the ball drop. Meantime, listen to some metal.

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RIP Chuck Mosley

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:14 PM (PST)

I am devastated to hear the news that Chuck Mosley (of Faith No More, Bad Brains, Cement fame, etc.) has died.   I am so sad. I almost opened for him  a few months ago but was still dealing with anxiety about coming out to my community as trans and so I gave up the slot to another band, but I did interview him for my local paper HERE.

He was a poetic and super creative lyricist who paved the way for a lot of the alternative movement.
I have a LOT more of my talk with him I didn’t transcribe yet cuz I didn’t have enough word count. I will wait a respectful amount of time and then publish some on Metal Riot in the coming weeks. He told me some great stuff about why he styled his hair the famous way he did.

Chuck recently was on the new Primitive Race record which comes out THIS month.

So glad I got to meet him in person briefly and become friends and also get to see him and Doc from Bad Brains reunite in person that same night. Doc arrived at Chuck’s show at The Anchor in Kingston as I was talking to Chuck and I got to see them hug. Chuck’s energy telling stories was so infectious and he gave me almost 2 hours of his time when I interviewed him. Very grateful for the experience. He really seemed so excited to be making lots of new music and he will be very missed by the music community. RIP.

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GNAW stream full album at Invisible Oranges

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:58 PM (PST)
Interesting bands are more interesting than boring ones. What else can we say?!

 Let GNAW’s Cutting Pieces corrode your sanity; stream the entire LP at Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.

Translation Loss will release Cutting Pieces on LP, CD, and digital formats this Friday, October 27th; find merch bundle and preorder options HERE. So far we like the cacophonous and clangy intro section to “Wrong” the best!

GNAW has confirmed a record release show for Cutting Pieces at Brooklyn metallic booze vortex Saint Vitus Bar on October 29th, where they’ll be joined by the heroics of Couch Slut, Escuela, and Syndromes. Seems like a good night to completely lose your shit! \m/

GNAW Record Release Show:
10/29/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Couch Slut, Escuela, Syndromes [info]

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STEVE MOORE (Zombi) returns with another hypnotizing new score for the acclaimed action/horror film Mayhem, starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja). A veritable portrait of shock and dread across seventy-plus minutes of analog synth tension, STEVE MOORE methodically crafts pulsating rhythms and penetrating arpeggios that constrict the listener into a deep sense of aural anxiety. With four soundtracks under his belt, STEVE MOORE is quickly becoming one of the most sought out synth composers in the horror realm and Mayhem is the ultimate demonstration of his unquestionable mastery of the style.

Hear Mayhem’s opening track “Welcome To TSC” now Below or via YouTube AT THIS LOCATION.

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Igorrr European Tour dates, live footage from Dour Festival

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:39 AM (PST)

Igorrr– the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – certainly made one of the greatest, zaniest and most inspired albums of the year with Savage Sinusoid. Now you can witness the band’s delightful array of various insanities live as they are setting out on a European tour, or watch new footage of their recent performance at the Dour Festival.

Gautier Serre comments: “We’re very excited to take the road for almost two months and to play this music all over Europe. Performing this music provokes always very interesting reactions – some people get it, others don’t. While we are deep into it with the band, it’s going to be a strong experience for sure.” 

Nitrus Oxide is not included but we do have dates and live footage BELOW.

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Clear the way: Prophets Of Rage debut out today

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST)

We’ve been keeping you posted on Prophets Of Rage news as things led up to today’s release day for months. Let’s admit that politically engaged music is vital in these times and anyone who says otherwise is painfully out of touch. Be sure to pick up a copy today as this is important stuff and also grooves hard, of course. Chuck and Tom were great on The Daily Show the other night (watch here if you missed it). Clear the way!

#unfucktheworld

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Gemini Syndrome Welcomes aboard MEEGS RASCÕN (Coal Chamber)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:11 PM (PST)

Meegs from Coal Chamber has joined talented melodic hard/groove rockers Gemini Syndrome. I feel like it is gonna be a good fit.

Speaking about the addition of Meegs to the band, Brian Medina (drums) shares, “We couldn’t be more pleased to bring Meegs into the Gemini Syndrome Family. He is such a creative and innovative musician, and one of my most trusted and closest friends on this Earth. He’s been here since the inception of Gemini Syndrome, and it’s great to bring someone who is already family into the fold.”

Fans can purchase VIP packages for Gemini Syndrome’s “Brought To Light” tour, which include an exclusive acoustic performance HERE.

 

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Hey. Morgan from Metal Riot/Walking Bombs here with a cover song for you today. I want to thank you all for your own lives, for the ways you enrichen mine and for the times we can manage to remember one another’s goodness after distance grows.

In a time when the most toxic and defensive people attack others as “triggered snowflakes” while pushing for the same old same old white supremacy and kleptocratic patriarchy under the extremely fake guise of “shaking up the system”, when unrepentant and hurtful people with no desire to truly communicate gaslight society (remember kids- saying nazis are actually socialist is like saying GOP is still the party of Lincoln), when civil rights are threatened, when love is laughed at but the hard choice of physical resistance to violent fascism is also condemned, sensitive artists and souls or people with PTSD can really struggle. When we do make mistakes it is even harder to forgive ourselves. The waters are churning too much, like a blender that never shuts off and has no lid but somehow you are expected to keep the contents inside when everyone else is rewarded for being unplugged or complacent, even as they have no current flowing through their hearts.

Anyway, I wanted to send love to Scott from Neurosis, especially Sinead O’Connor and others alive and still with us trying to bravely battle stigma and depression in this climate. Or activists like Bree Newsome or Talib Kweli who put so much out there on the front lines of activism every day. Or people who were too exhausted to go on like Chester or Chris or Scott Weiland or any of the greats we have lost. Even Prince or MJ who gave so much but had a curated existence just to function on the cosmic frequency they did.

I love people but have a hard time with crowds anymore. Not to say I am an empath, necessarily…but when you have had bad experiences and are suspicious or scan for danger to survive or have had trust completely broken, when you sabotage yourself….your spider sense is often tingling. I love people but it can be so draining. And I need a lot of alone time society doesn’t always allow for unless you really have cash. Even monitoring it is easy to spiral for some of us.

I went today to a place I almost took my own life a few years ago. I wanted to send some light and loving energy out from that spot to remind how crucial communication (when possible) and room for healing are. I have a long semi-coherent intro, but I covered Sinead’s bittersweet “Last Day Of Our Acquaintance”  for anyone who has had relationships or friendships or their own personal aura clouded by struggles with depression. I have so much respect for people like Hether Fortune who talks online sometimes about the benefits of therapy or Christopher Stroop who is doing #emptythepews work to combat Evangelical societal abuse or other artists who try to stay engaged with social issues even when it is very taxing. I do it myself so much I exhaust myself and it is so important to also practice self care, especially for artists as well who often feel we have to be raw or on edge to be AUTHENTIC. Sometimes it is enough to function, honeys.

And as for forgiveness, some relationships don’t get fixed. Or sometimes in wider society we have situations, like with emboldened hate groups in the streets- where the option of forgiveness has to be in God’s hands because if you don’t act the motherfuckers will run over a girl or some kind of actual catastrophe will arise, but other times in this life a gentle word or listening CAN sometimes turn the tide.

May the road rise to meet all (er, most) of you. We have some healthy if not always easy discussions about what is problematic and what is helpful or good to keep alive in our scene right now. While I hope we can allow room for expression I also hope it is not just for the sake of itself and we can keep things actually growing productively, whether towards healing through art, helping one another with some hardcore scene style positive encouragement or trying on one another’s shoes wherever situations still allow safe room to do so.

And some people will give up on you, but you can’t give up on yourself. Actually, scratch that…you aren’t always bad just because you perhaps break after all.

Went a place I almost took my life few years back (I had wanted to die where I had good memories even though I was so low). Here is A cover song and thoughts on depression and thanks / prayers and best wishes for Scott Kelly, Supporting Sinéad Oconnor , Chris Cornell, Linkin Park and various lost lives and lovers. Xo. Do your best, darlings.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Rosetta return with new full length “Utopioid”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 9:22 PM (PST)

Rosetta have consistently done interesting things, a band who have set themselves apart from a lot of trend followers in the scene to pursue less well worn paths with the same sense of wonder that makes records by, say, Boris, Kayo Dot or Russian Circles always a discovery more than a “genre based purchase”. They seem to operate strictly on their own terms, as indeed Rosetta began recording the new album as recently as late June , skipped a pre-order and will sell the digital album on a pay-what-you-want model, with more information to come about physical releases at a later date.

The Philly music community often blows me away with a sense that many of the musicians and venues really defend artistry and community over bullshit. I’d also recommend the killer End Christian release (with an insanely cool cast of characters involved) as another fresh record from the area to enjoy alongside this one. Utopioid is a wonderful play on words and makes me think of how we are drawn into so many empty promises in life that weaken us instead of focusing on building a better world together. I have no idea if that was what the band was implying as I am literally listening to this album for the first time at close to 1 am as I type this, but it certainly is already as compelling and full of melodic twists and harsh turns as their other cinematic sounding releases. Kudos!

 

Utopioid is here. We hope you enjoy it.

Posted by Rosetta on Thursday, August 31, 2017

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