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At The Gates release “The Night Eternal” animated clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:44 PM (PST)

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Melodeath kings At The Gates have revealed a moody and dark new clip for “The Night Eternal” from recent return record At War With Reality. One of the best “comeback” albums in recent metal history, or any genre, the album features jaw dropping performances that will make you potentially forget all the years since Slaughter Of The Soul or agree the wait was worth it. My only gripe is the song name is really close to one of my favorite Moonspell tunes, but it rules nonetheless.

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The Black Dahlia Murder announce North American Tour w/ Goatwhore

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:45 AM (PST)

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Michigan melodic death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a North American tour.

The Black Dahlia Murder will be touring with Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos, and Artificial Brain.

The Black Dahlia Murder will be touring in support of their latest album Abysmal.

Check out The Black Dahlia Murder tour dates here.

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Amaranthe release “True” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:21 AM (PST)

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Swedish melo-deathers Amaranthe have released the music video for their song “True”

“True” comes off the EP Breaking Point – B-Sides 2011-2015 released today.

Check out the video for “True” and a full list of North American tour dates here.

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I spend a lot of time being grumpy at the state of the world and listening to Slayer or Run The Jewels, smoking joints. I especially like the “I’ll tea bag a piranha tank” lyric from RJT2, as it inspires me to bravely go make coffee and face what the day brings. In a world of crime, racism, poverty and where even Bernie Sanders voted yes on the Cyber Security Act that lets whistleblowers get shut down, I know I can at least rely on a handful of artists to create powerful works that will stand the test of time until the world blows up. I want to be optimistic and do indeed preach love and tolerance each day, except when trolled too hard by emo fans.

Finland’s Wolfheart are a band who I can proudly point at and say they will undoubtedly be reliable as heck. Tuomas Saukkonen’s track record as well as the sheer scope of the band’s new record Shadow World are as inspiring as discovering some of the greats like Primordial or Soilwork, bands who have soldiered on year after year. I truly hope all metalheads can embrace Wolfheart’s cause and dare say few will not be moved by the intensity and range of dynamics from guttural screams to pummeling heavy melodeath or piano to stir the soul. It might not win the 2015 weird and spooky award like Locrian or be reinventing the wheel, but Wolfheart have a lot to be proud of.

In a world where time seems scarce and we don’t want ours wasted, metal can trust in this band.

Enter the shadow world BELOW.

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Huntress: Jill Janus on Static, “Flesh” and beating Cancer.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 9:21 AM (PST)

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In a time when metal and rock fans seem split between compassionate human beings and those who accept trolling and bullying or outright violence (as in the freshly raging Deiphago controversy and the idiots who are anti-Kim Kelly as some “SJW Anti-Christ” types), I am as always inspired by Jill Janus and her band Huntress. From the start the band just came out co-ed and no apologies roaring and while Jill was often not taken seriously enough for her looks or called gross names, she continued to forge ahead and play to bigger and bigger crowds alongside her bandmates.

A blend of classic early 80’s metal and power mad hard rock plus serious astral projection/occult leanings and horror/sci-fi or even power metal themes, this band is just pure heavy metal.

I’ve wanted to communicate with Jill for years now and while I was sad to learn that Huntress had to cancel their September dates because Jill is still resting after BEATING CANCER (see that positivity, young witches and warlocks?!!), it was cool to learn she grew up near Oneonta about an hour from I live. Let’s go to the Iroquois Museum sometime, Jill! It’s really amazing!

Anyway, Huntress have made one of the years best ragers with new album Static. From the assertive vertigo of “Mania” to the strong title track, it is a ruler. You can find out all about it as we discuss crystals, cool hashtags and troll slaying BELOW.

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Album Review: Soilwork – “The Ride Majestic”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:13 PM (PST)

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In Daniel Barenboim’s Music Quickens Time a passage popped out to me this morning:

Another inevitable constraint on free thought is the attempt to facilitate the condition of human existence by constructing a system of belief that renders the act of questioning futile.

Wow. That statement could apply to social conditioning as well as, heck, the entire careers of Soilwork (and definitely In Flames)! A lot of the Swedish bands built their cities on rock n roll only to be turned on by some fans later for expanding their horizons (aka adding more melody or technical/progressive passages).

“Death In General”, the third track on Soilwork’s 10th (!!) studio album The Ride Majestic, is just the latest proof that Soilwork are capable of so much more than just a Steelbath Suicide solution.

Pre-Order HERE.

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Huntress “Static” album announcement

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:09 AM (PST)

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Camp HUNTRESS have announced a new album Static and if the intense cover art is any indicator, they are not about to pander to expectations of what other people’s projected limitations are for the band. Beyond stoked!

New HUNTRESS Album Static Coming September 25 On Napalm Records! Cover Art, Preview of New Song “Flesh”, Track Listing and Exclusive PledgeMusicAlbum Pre-Sale Revealed!

The highly-anticipated record was produced by Paul Fig and Jim Rota, Engineered and Mixed by Paul Fig. Vance Kelly has once again delivered
stunning album artwork for ‘Static.’

HUNTRESS has teamed up with Pledge Music to offer pre-sales of the new album. In true HUNTRESS fashion, the band filmed a hilarious promotional video. You can watch it now on the band’s Pledge Music page, and get the new album today:

www.PledgeMusic.com/Huntress

Preview the new HUNTRESS song “Flesh” now! You can hear new music at the end of their Pledge Music promo video. More info at www.HuntressKills.com

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The Decibel Magazine Tour: At The Gates and pals take over NYC

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:21 PM (PST)

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Thinking back on the whirlwind night of Decibel Magazine Tour‘s Webster Hall finale, the main thing that comes to mind is not the sweaty masses of hairy metal dudes, bad ass chics or even the amazing music from Vallenfyre, Pallbearer, Converge and At The Gates (playing their first set in NYC in many years).

No, what got me the most was thinking of the influence and deep involvement of all the members of these bands in the metal scene and how much passion can spread to coat the world in one person’s lifetime of work. From Converge’s Jacob Bannon’s Deathwish Inc. label/distro to his artistic influence on the visual side of the scene to Vallenfyre’s cast of characters deeply influential work in bands like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride to Pallbearer playing big hip festivals only metal bands like Mastodon or Metallica usually get asked to play to At The Gates deep legacy on melodeath to the members involvement in other groups ranging from The Haunted to Disfear and Skitsystem, you’ve got a huge web of metal history, present and future emanating from the stage.

For the full review see BELOW.

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Chaos Fest announce 2015 headliners

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:28 PM (PST)

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Hamilton, ON indoor fest Chaos Fest has announced its headliners.

Headliners include: Liferuiner, Blackguard, Erimha and Crimson Shadows

Festival organizer Eric Camilleri said of the fest, “I am extremely excited to announce the 4th annual Chaos Fest line up. We are doing a few things different this year by adding a couple more venues along with a wide variety of bands. We think it’s going to be a hit!”

If you are a band interested in playing the fest, it isn’t too late to apply!

Check out a full rundown of bands here.

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Canada’s awesome Blackguard part ways with Victory Records

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:09 PM (PST)

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Finally some news from Blackguard, one of the best bands in modern metal and most down to Earth. They have parted ways with Victory Records. The label still has Wretched and Sister Sin, among others, but Blackguard was a great signing. That said, their pending STORM release was taking forever so if this is what it takes to finally hear it, I’m all for it.

Announcement from the band BELOW.

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In Flames streaming live concert tonight

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:27 AM (PST)

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In Flames‘ show at The Palladium in Los Angeles tonight (December 9) will be streamed via Yahoo! Live at this location at 11:15 PM ET/8:15 PM PT.

The show is part of the Live Nation x Yahoo partnership that streams one show per day for the entire year.

So no matter where you are, you can still enjoy the show! Settle in and take in the metallic majesty of In Flames from anywhere.

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Guitar News…to freak out about: Jeff Loomis joins Arch Enemy

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM (PST)
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Metal icons ARCH ENEMY are proud to announce that guitar legend Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will be joining their ranks for their upcoming European tour which kicks off November 26, as well as all future tours in 2015.

Jeff Loomis states:”I’m very excited to be playing with Arch Enemy. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in Nevermore. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!”After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, Arch Enemy are parting ways with guitarist Nick Cordle who states: “With War Eternal I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future.”

USA fans will be able to catch a special reunion as Christopher Amott (the brother of ARCH ENEMY founder/bandleader Michael Amott) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour.

Michael Amott (guitars) comments: ”We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We’re also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!”

”The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”

See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY tour dates.

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2014 brings a new Scar Symmetry release, maybe their most ambitious and finest hour to date. The future focused The Singluarity (Phase I – Neohumanity), is a
collection of extremely well executed and technically proficient metal with cyber, death and epic metal characteristics. Perhaps not since the halcyon days of Fear Factory or Voivod has a metal band so earnestly and successfully wrestled with what it means to be a human amidst the growth of A.I. and the race to the technological finish line.

The band are not afraid to incorporate many tasteful chances to showcase their fluid leads and penchant for prog sounding vocal melodies, really paiting a vivid picture on the mind’s eye. Along with Allegaeon’s fantastic and heavy as heck Elements of the Infinite, this is a top choice for metal this year that includes a healthy fear of and fascination with our love of technological growth, even as humanity lags behind in matters of the soul and compassion.

What is left of us and who (or even what) are we becoming?

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Carcass and Godflesh Peel Session available this week

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:25 AM (PST)

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This coming Thursday at 2pm EST, the second release from the Earache Peel Sessions will be available to order from the Earache Webstore. Carcass get the A side and Godflesh the B side and since Peel was an important taste maker and it is an honor to be part of a Peel Session, you know both of these sessions deliver serious fuckin’ aggro goodness. Peel kinda helped Napalm Death gain more notoriety and helped showcase many bands John believed in over the years. And how gnarly is this art?!

As always, make sure you get there quickly if you’d like the most limited color from this vinyl release, as it will sell out quickly!

http://uswebstore.earache.com/carcass

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At The Gates release “Death And The Labyrinth” (Official Video)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM (PST)

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At The Gates have released a video for their stomping and mental canyon carving new nail-embedded slugger “Death And The Labyrinth”. The song’s maze of dissonance and choking screams in a blood pact with existential dread and dismay is… really heavy. It is good that the handsome melodeath devils are progressing but still can outdo almost any band at the heavy game, and because of mood and impact. Think of more forward thinking acts like Nails and The Secret today and you have to give credit to At The Gates for being able to again reach the heights of peer standards they themselves originally set. It’s not always the size of the riff but how you use it.

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