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Anciients to tour with Goatwhore

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:44 AM (PST)

Vancouver’s Anciients are an astounding act who wield extreme metal, a semi-melodic sludge ala Blood Mountain Mastodon’s heavier moments and more progressive or Tool-esque elements into their own can of wyrms. My favorite track from them “Pentacle” is a perfect introduction if you have never heard it.

The band’s 2016 effort Voice of the Void was quite worthy and gets the full Metal Riot seal of approval…which means I have head banged to it and spilled coffee on myself more than once at this point in my life, basically. Now the band are returning to America to back up the warriors of Goatwhore for a tour that shall yield utmost conquest, beyond a doubt!

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Being a closet Nazi does not make you a cool force of evil lurking in the shadows or whatever nonsense people tell themselves while listening to Skrewdriver alone and hating “weaker groups” but secretly wanting to be dominated by Terry Crews these days. Want a competing arena or marketplace of ideas and freedom? Fine. But many are simply too afraid to own their racist shit in public for fear of being ostracized by reasonable human beings. And yet you mock people closeted in the gay community or other  minorities who’ve feared for lives through history?

Some people praise Halford for being brave enough to come out in metal yet still help nurture conditions that make it hard to do so. Black metal has a massive problem with the cult of ambiguity. Black metal, for example, historically covets a sense of murky ambiguity often that can create occult or moral mystery or in actuality simply enable room for a lot of bs to go down.

Yes, it is easy on paper to agree with Trevor Noah when he says that Ann Coulter’s free speech must be protected, but when GOP groups, people with serious self-hate denial issues like Milo or goofy Proud Boy dorks are willingly going where they are overwhelmingly not wanted and the President is dog whistling Andrew Jackson enthusiasts because he is too much of a little slug to actually admit he is a racist piece of shit, there is a problem. The enabling of a larger platform at private institutions or elsewhere for controversy seeking scum who want to incite violence and then blame the oppressed groups for protesting is the epitome of gaslighting. It is generations of racism, white supremacist prison industrial complex prison for profit free labor crushing the spirits of black communities and then blaming them for their own unrest while simultaneously profiling and shooting them disproportionately. Go fuck yourself.

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Carach Angren stream new horror track “Charlie”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:11 PM (PST)

The twisted minds of Carach Angren are back with more music from new album Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten, the follow up to their creepy as all shit recent This Is No Fairytale release. Metal Injection has the new song “Charlie” HERE. It is a totally pulverizing track that could appeal to fans of Septicflesh as much as, say, Cradle Of Filth or Catamenia.

Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten was recorded with Peter Tägtgren (AMON AMARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, and more) at Abyss Studio in Sweden, mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at the Black Lounge Studio (SEPTICFLESH, KATATONIA, AMORPHIS, and more) and features cover art by Costin Chioreanu (GHOST, ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, and more).

Regarding the new track, the band comments: “We proudly present the next track from our upcoming album ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’ called ‘Charlie’. It will draw you right into the first chapter of an unsettling journey, setting an ominous dark paranormal tone. ‘Charlie’ has everything and more of what you may expect from us: a darkness brought forth by unsettling haunting melodies, piercing riffs, and bloodcurdling storytelling.”

The new album will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on June 16. Pre-orders for ‘Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’ are available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Well, this is as bad ass as free fudge. EVOKEN have announced the re-issue their much sought-after debut album Embrace the Emptiness (1998) as a limited vinyl edition via Season of Mist. The album is available as a limited pressing of 666 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram black double vinyl. Pre-orders are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The record remains a rewarding solace for doom seekers that displays near gothic moments amidst melodic yet crushing riffs and sepulchral yearnings. It is well regarded as a must hear record for serious fans of the genre to spend a little time with at some point. Certainly one of the more creative and impactful American doom releases.

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Nightbringer stream new album “Terra Damnata”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:20 PM (PST)

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American black metal band Nightbringer have released their latest opus Terra Damnata, one of the highest hopes of the year for the genre. It does not let the listener down, a lengthy meditation on the dying world in the age of Kali with many passages that blaze by faster than you can say Austin Osman Spare while choking yourself. It has some of the most unrepentant passages of sheer assailment I have heard on any black metal since perhaps 1349’s recent primarily ferocious Massive Cauldron Of Chaos but the guitar playing here is way more experimental for the most part.

The record releases today, in case you weren’t already spending most of your day with the new Kendrick album and want to be actually damned, not just say DAMN. Blasting this is also a great way to piss off Jesus freaks on Good Friday. Stream Terra Damnata HERE or at Bandcamp HERE. I’m really enjoying the end sections of “Midnight’s Crown” past the 4:11 mark where things get downright Emperor level grandiose. Bad ass.

Regarding the album, vocalist Naas Alcameth comments: “With Terra Damnata we have tread even deeper into the labyrinth of certain esoteric traditions and sacred mythos, closer to the heart of the living darkness that destroys all and liberates but few. The spirit of the album is one of an ever backwards turning and embracing of both terror and ecstasis, love and death, before the gods and daemons of the Age of Misrule.”

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Earth Electric stream new track

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:48 AM (PST)

EARTH ELECTRIC, the hard rock brainchild of Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR, TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, ex-AVA INFERI) are streaming another new track off their forthcoming album, ‘Vol. 1: Solar’. The track, a symphonic hard rock opus titled “The Endless Road” is streaming now, here.

Regarding the new track, EARTH ELECTRIC comments:

“We have chosen ‘The Endless Road’ as the third and final single from ‘Vol.1 Solar’. This one used to be called ‘Burn’ when it was in my Cubase folder – most likely due to the umpteen amount of times I’ve traveled abroad with that glorious Deep Purple album on my headphones. Somehow something must have slipped in; however, I digress. For me, this song represents something alluring and charming yet indefinitely old, something untamed and wild, something that transcribes perfectly into our unique take on hard rock. Carmen’s interest in Gypsy magic and aesthetics is massively present in the lyrics and the hypnotic melodies move forward in a carefree and sort of ‘unattached’ way assisting the music. To be honest, what is a rock band without having a song dedicated to these mysterious traveling people?”

As the press release says: ‘Vol. 1: Solar’, sees the renowned musician joined by front-woman Carmen Simoes (ex-AVA INFERI, ex-MOONSPELL), and marks a return to his roots by exploring a more progressive sound firmly based on rock music. Recorded in Orgone Studio with acclaimed producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, CATHEDRAL, PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL), ‘ Vol. 1: Solar’ will be released via Season of Mist worldwide on May 12.

I interviewed Rune once for the defunct Crusher Magazine years ago in the real Myspace days when he was in Ava Inferi and he was great to talk to. So cool to know he is doing music with Carmen again, one of the greatest singers in rock and metal who deserves way more acclaim. I also felt Mayhem was never as powerful again since Rune left, though they tried.

‘ Vol. 1: Solar’ is available for pre-order across multiple CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The artwork  was illustrated by Costin Chioreanu (GHOST, WATAIN, MAYHEM).

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Kylesa to release “Live at Maida Vale” for Record Store Day

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:00 PM (PST)

Savannah’s genre-defying (and much missed) heavy rock group KYLESA will see the release of Live at Maida Vale Studios as part of Record Store Day 2017. ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ captures  KYLESA’s February 2014 BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session in its entirety, and has never been commercially available before. The session was recorded with BBC DJ Daniel P. Carter for the BBC program “Rock Show with Daniel P Carter”.

The track list for ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is:
1. Quicksand
2. Long Gone
3. Don’t Look Back
4. To Forget

‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is a one time pressing of 1500 12″ LPs, 1000 CDs, and 150 cassettes and will be available on April 22 2017 at independent record stores worldwide. A full list of confirmed Record Store Day special releases and more can be found here.

Maida Vale Studios is a complex of seven BBC sound studios in London.The historic set of studios have seen musical performances dating back from 1946 to the present. Past performances have include music from legendary rock icons such as DAVID BOWIE, LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and many more.

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Sólstafir stream new track, “Bláfjall”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:16 AM (PST)

Outlandish and mysterious Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR are streaming the second new track off their new album Berdreyminn. The  album closer titled “Bláfjall” is streaming now both at the indie music outlet Brooklyn Vegan and metal site Invisible Oranges

It seems the Guðmundur Óli Pálmason situation, though certainly stressful for all parties, did not stop the remaining members from creating new, strong art. This latest song is more driving than recent material with am interesting, proggy/classic rock bent. The vocals seem more pained. I can’t stop listening to it, frankly. Very cool.

Regarding the new track, SÓLSTAFIR vocalist/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the personal meaning behind the track and its intent: The meaning of ‘Bláfjall’ is blue – as in a black, black mountain, and it revolves around man’s battle against his own mind and those inner demons that often lead to self-destruction and harming one’s loved ones. I have myself struggled with alcoholism and it remains a never-ending battle and continuously walking further up a mountain in foggy darkness. But this is also about hope, because there is a way out, but you have to grab that rope when it comes swinging towards you and hold on to it as tight as you can. Everybody can end up lost on the black mountain, or ‘Bláfjall’ in this case.

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Gorguts announce North American tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:19 AM (PST)

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS have announced a new North American tour. GORGUTS will kickoff their tour in Syracuse on June 3 and travel throughout the month. Support on this tour comes from DEFEATED SANITY and EXIST.

GORGUTS are touring in support of their recently released EP, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’. A unique and incredibly ambitious concept masterminded by band founder Luc Lemay, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ is out now and streaming here.

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Eths from France’s latest single is friggin’ bad ass, one of the most interesting tunes in a career already full of odd twists and turns from a band you can’t pigeonhole. Much like stateside industrial rockers InAeona or even Richard Patrick’s long running Filter, just when you think you are going to peg where they are going next the band head for uncharted waters.

Regarding the new track, ETHS guitarist Staif Bihl comments:

“I am glad to introduce a third new track from our forthcoming album. The lyrics of ‘Kumari Kandam’ were written by me with the help of my friend Faustine Berardo (LA NÉBULEUSE D’HIMA), who is also singing some parts of this song together with Sarah Layssac of ARKAN. Kumari Kandam is a legendary continent that is said to be lying at the bottom of the sea south of the Indian subcontinent. My lyrics deal with human civilizations, and how they have vanished due to force of nature or just of their own doing – as a warning for future generations. Of course, this story also applies to our own civilization, which seems to be working as hard as possible to speed up its own downfall.”

The quartet will release ‘Ankaa’, worldwide on April 22nd. The band’s new album marks their first full-length with new vocalist and “France has got Talent” sensation Rachel Aspe. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop. 

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Gorguts kick off European Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:09 PM (PST)

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Almost all death metal fans agree that Gorguts are perhaps the most universally beloved act when it comes to heroic compositions, generally more intellectual topics and technical austerity. The band have kicked off their early 2016 Euro tour (this line-up is STACKED!) and the dates are below.

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Necronomicon streaming new album ‘Advent of The Human God’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 12:50 PM (PST)

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Canadian black metallers Necronomicon have released their newest album Advent of The Human God for stream.

The album will officially release on March 18 in Europe via Season of Mist and in the rest of the world on March 25.

Check out comments vocalist from Rob The Witch and stream the entire album here.

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Album Review: Black Cobra – “Imperium Simulacra”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 9:11 AM (PST)

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Black Cobra are a band with a sense of purpose. It’s evident if you listen to
any of the sludge punk duo’s onslaught filled and rhythmically rewarding
records that the band cut their teeth on many great bands before them and are
keen to carry the torch. A little bit Melvins, a bit of Karp riff charge and
yet a much more rawboned execution with an emphasis on a live sounding
insistence ensures this band could play with any metal or punk band and more
than hold their own.

Some people wrongfully think of legends Earth as a one style band. While, for
instance, “Badgers Bane” and, say, “Tibetan Quaaludes” both feature long,
droned out guitars with an emphasis on feel, there are still lots of subtle
differences related to the year of composition, intent of meaning, etc. Black
Cobra, like Motorhead or Black Tusk, also get kind of pigeonholed as a rad but
mostly one trick pony but that sells their action packed performances and
kinetic records far short.

Let’s check out new sci-fi infused record Imperium Simulacra (order HERE).

“Challenger Deep” arrives victoriously, charging in with giant balls. I am
loving how the vocals, particularly on title track “Imperium Simulacra” are
kind of sounding more and more like a punk rock version of Venom these days ,
a bit more tangible to understand and more snarled. As always the band are
tight as fuck, rattling out fist pumping anthems that tow the line between
poison spitting High On Fire charge and locked in machine gun snare and payoff
riff build (particularly during “Eye Among The Blind”).

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Australia’s #1 progressive metal export, Ne Obliviscaris have launched a forward-thinking new concept, one that could potentially help many bands the world over fill the gap in revenue that has dwindled over the years due to the decline in music sales and other revenue streams that once kept bands on the road. These days those tables have turned and artists need to tour to promote a release. Touring however, does not come cheap as the band go into heavy detail about in their statement below.

Having had one of the most successful music crowd funding campaigns ever via Pozible, NeO fans have proven their willingness to support a band that provides them with so much entertainment and meaning.

In 2014 the band raised over $86 000AUD via their fans, which broke the Australian record for crowd funding and to this day it remains one of the highest netting music campaigns in the world.

With NeO currently finishing up their massive North American tour with Cradle Of Filth, they are looking towards the future and that involves their fans at every conceivable level in a fashion arguably unprecedented in the industry.

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Black Cobra stream new album ‘Imperium Simulacra’ at Decibel.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:28 AM (PST)

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Critically-acclaimed metal band BLACK COBRA are streaming their forthcoming album Imperium Simulacra. The stream, featuring an in-depth interview with drummer Rafael Martinez, is available now at Decibel Magazine.

Imperium Simulacra, which has been hailed as “the richest Black Cobra outing to-date” (The Obelisk), and “music meant to soundtrack armies conquering demon hordes atop roiling volcano peaks.  It’s what happens when you combine rhythmic prowess with amp worship and unerring focus.” (Decibel Magazine) will be released worldwide on Feb. 26 and is available for pre-order here.

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