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The Acacia Strain give us a release date for new album AND a music video

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM (PST)

TheAcaciaStrainComaWitchChicopee, Massachusetts deathcore vets The Acacia Strain have recently been teasing a new album through several different sources and we finally have the details.  The album is going to be called Coma Witch and is set to be released October 14th through Rise Records.  They have also released the first single and music video called “Cauterizer.”

To get your first listen of new Acacia Strain click right here.

Coma Witch will be the band’s seventh full length album and the first without guitarist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz.   It will also be the first to feature replacements Devin Shidaker of ex-Oceano fame and ex-Molotov Solution guitarist Richard Gomez.  Laskiewicz hadn’t toured with the band in years but was still writing and producing for them up until his May 2013 departure.  So that means this will be the first album they’ve released without his input…should be interesting to see how their sound progresses.  

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Bogie’s is a classic venue that has hosted, and continues to host, the best names in hardcore – both large and small. Many bands got their shit started at this place over the years, so it is great when a band gives it back. Class acts The Acacia Strain did just that the other night after a fired up gig with Full Blown Chaos.

What an amazing fucking weekend!!!!! This is what I’m talking about!!! So,The Acacia Strain donated ALL of their money to help fix the rest of the roof and pay off a back bill!!! Now I remember why I do this!!!! – Mike BlackNBlue’s Facebook post

 My old school show pal Matt Slater, who I’ve known since Beneath The Remains/Unbalanced days in Poughkeepsie’s hardcore late 90’s boom, was cool enough to send us his thoughts and some photos from the show!

“We arrived in Albany at Bogies in time to catch all the bands on the bill . The local bands put on a great show , with plenty of dancing , leading up to the main acts that night . Fbc was first , playing a wide array of songs , with sing alongs, & pile ons , one after the other . Tas took the stage right after fbc, and opened up with the beast , nightman , btm fdr , skynet ,the impaler,& hills have eyes just to name a few of their carnal onslaught of tunes .  After the show , the acacia strain donated all their pay back to Bogies” – Matt Slater

Click HERE for some pics from the show!

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Memphis May Fire have released “Beneath The Skin”, my favorite effort yet from the band. This elevates them to another level in my head, as this great sing  along , rib crusher is about empowerment and a generation too blind to see “true beauty is beneath the skin.” The conviction and moral compass of the song is unwavering as the band deliver on a topic of cutting/self-harm and existential crisis, kind of like this is a new Stick to Your Guns “Amber” or something. There’s also a really sweet Glassjaw meets Coheed meets Senses Fail melodic emo kind of radio hook and yet it is also so “owned” that the band make it not “trying so hard” that it tips their hand or kills the song’s otherwise crushing coolness. haha.

You can tell MMF have really been working hard lately, from their STP cover (which grew on me) to this track. The band are putting in the extra effort and I am now definitely a fan.

Check the clip HERE.

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See Memphis May Fire at Aftershock

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 12:57 AM (PST)


Courtesy of @MemphisMayFire

. @Loudwire has your chance to win a free trip to see us at @MonsterMusic @AFTERSHOCKSAC!! Enter today!!…

From Loudwire:

 There’s no doubt that the 2014 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival will be one of the premiere rock and metal events of the year. That said, ‘Loudwire Nights With Full Metal Jackie’ and have teamed up with Roadrunner Records to potentially place you in the center of the action. We’re offering you the chance to fly away to catch this year’s event in Sacramento, Calif., the weekend of Sept. 13 & 14.

For a refresher, this year’s event features headliners Weezer and Rob Zombie, along with a stellar lineup that includes The Offspring, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, We Are Harlot, Chevelle, Bad Religion, Black Label Society, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, Atreyu, Lacuna Coil and many more.

Read More: Win a Flyaway Trip to the 2014 Aftershock Festival! |

And remember, kids…this is not about gross fruity, girly drinks aftershock-drinks

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10542005_877757842236113_5234973374740689256_n  The winner of the Evergreen Terrace contest is…(drum roll) = We are triumphant artist’s Wander.

Cuz they are better than most of what I was talking about anyway.

That’s all. They don’t get a prize or anything.


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Ok, boys and girls, girl boys and boy girls. In Metalcore there are certain truths. New England and German Metalcore is still the best, though the Aussies do a pretty fair job of it these days (sans a penchant for some shitty melodic vocals here and there). Cali and West Coast lags behind due to an insistence to still bite on 18 Visions dicks so hard it distracts from what once made 18 Visions cool (but there are a ton of more crust/thrash minded bands out that way who are fucking better than almost anything else here I’m mentioning). Southwest, Texas and Latin America pretty much rule, with bands like Seeker, Powertrip and Xibalba being so heavy they don’t even count as Metalcore.

But yeah, then you get a Florida based band like Evergreen Terrace and they can consistently be the  only good news to ever come out of Florida besides occasional death metal flashes of a return to greatness. Do Evergreen get enough love despite years and years of touring and great albums? Shit, they have an album called fucking Wolf Biker!!! Give them love!!! They are like Shai Hulud or Bleeding Through in that they are quite popular and yet still somehow underrated. Granted, the boys are on a great label these days with Rise and have a big European summer tour, but they worked like beasts for it all when less deserving bands blew past them over the years.

In that spirit of dedication to what matters, let’s host a Metal Riot Metal Core contest. Please go to the corresponding contest post I’ll post to Facebook and leave comments or write us about who, if anyone, is a really deserving Metalcore band who aren’t that well known…and we will give them some press or an interview or some shite here on out humble, horns throwing web site. Ok? Good. I am already biased and thinking about just writing a whole bunch about how awesome We Are Triumphant Records are, so sway my mind if you’ve got a better idea.

Click HERE for an Evergreen Terrace video and tour dates, kids.

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Album Review: Miss May I – Rise Of The Lion

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:43 PM (PST)

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Rise of The Lion is the latest from Miss May I, a very well loved and established band in their genre. I heard them a few times but in all fairness, despite me knowing more bands than most people can imagine exist, I never really familiarized myself with Miss May I deeply. The name just seemed to emo for what I was into at the time, though now it has really grown on me. It’s cool to see them embrace the Lion imagery stronger than ever and you can tell a lot of effort went into this disc.

Opener “Refuse To Believe” is an anthem that is all about claiming identity and inner strength. “You are not a ghost” is the refrain. The band the record most recalls to mind was, unexpectedly, Threat Signal. The screams really called to mind Jon Howard, one of my favotite and most underrated frontmen. Miss May I aren’t copying anybody and there aren’t a lot of risks or much sense of danger here, but the band are formidable and very capable at what they do. I can understand why people love them. I will rock the latest Polar release for a bit more urgency, but this record still has plenty of very solid moments (the intro of ‘Darker Days” is a serious pit starter).

Click HERE to read more.

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Miss May I release lyric video for “Refuse to Believe”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM (PST)

2012-03-12_103611Ohio metalcore band Miss May I have released a lyric video for “Refuse to Believe.” The song is off of the bands upcoming album Rise Of The Lion.

You can see the video here.

“Refuse to Believe” is off of the bands fourth album Rise Of The Lions which is set for release on April 29th via Rise Records. Rise Of The Lions was produced by Terry Date.

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The Acacia Strain complete new record

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:20 AM (PST)


Rise Records  announced via Facebook that The Acacia Strain have finished recording their next album, due for summer release and produced by Will Putney (Stray From The Path, Four Year Strong, Reign Supreme).

“Just talked to Vincent from The Acacia Strain. He said the band just finished tracking the new record (roar of huge cheers). They play NE Metalfest this weekend and then head overseas to Australia/NZ.”

If you don’t catch Acacia Strain at NEMHC this weekend (or especially  Sam Black Church!), you are probably an idiot. If for some reason you have a valid reason for not attending like I do (a bevy of car repairs), kill yourself. No, just wait and see Acacia STrain at Skate And Surf in May! They are playing Sunday, May 18th on the same day as Alkaline Trio, soon to be missed (and great live) The Mongoloids, United Nations and more.
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Memphis May Fire announce “Unconditional” release date

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:47 PM (PST)

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Dallas metalcore miscreants Memphis May Fire are preparing to release their forthcoming album Unconditional on March 25 via Rise Records.

Ahead of the release of Unconditional Memphis May Fire have unleashed the video for their song “No Ordinary Love”.

Vocalist Matty Mullins had this to say about the album:

“We are so proud of Unconditional. I couldn’t have been more honest in these songs & I can’t wait to see the impact they have. This record is exactly what it’s supposed to be.”

Memphis May Fire will kick off The Unconditional Tour on February 20 in Nashville with support from The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses, and Beartooth.

Check out tour dates and the video for “No Ordinary Love” here.

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Rise Records releases album announcments

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM (PST)

RISE RECORDS As if starting a new year wasn’t enough, Rise Records decided to bombard us all with some of the records that will be released in 2014.

Click here to read more.

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Woe, Is Me breaks up

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM (PST)

WOE We can’t say we didn’t see this coming at some point in the near future. Woe, Is Me has been through the ringer and back again more times than I think any of us can even remember. With that being said, Woe, Is Me is over.

Click here to read the statement from their vocalist.



Proving that it’s all in who you know a friend if mine was kind enough to get me in touch with Rick from This is Hell who in turn was cool enough to give me a few minutes of his time to ask a few hard hitting questions.

The band was suppose to kick off a South East Asia Tour in Jakarta this evening but according to their Facebook page, as of a few hours ago, they have had to cancel due to some problems with immigration.

This is Hell’s Facebook stated:
“Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel all of our South East Asian shows… long story short, the initial trip to Medan, Indonesia was a giant catastrophe that resulted in immigration not allowing us into the country due to “not enough free pages in a passport to place a visa sticker”. We were then shipped out of the country, charged an absurd amount of money for flight changes, airport tax (?), as well as entering and exiting fees. Upon returning to Singpore, the embassy is closed from 3pm friday until Monday maing it impossible for us to leave Singapore for any country aside from the USA. We will hopefully be back sooner than later and actually get to play some shows. Send all hate mail to the Medan airport and their slimy, sketchy, crooked, money grubbing liars of immigration officers that were not remotely close to helpful and in fact lied to us about internet access on their computers, “missing telephone numbers” and the existence of an embassy in their city.”

Our sympathies here at Metal Riot go out to the band and the fans who will not get to see them. I hope our interview with Rick can give you that This is Hell fix that you have been deprived of.

Click here to read the interview with Rick.

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Of Mice And Men lead singer has to cut set short due to ear issues

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM (PST)

ofmiceandmenAustin Carlisle, the lead singer of Southern Cali metalcore band Of Mice And Men, (and formerly of Attack Attack!) has released a statement to fans via Twitter for having to shorten a set the other night.  As fans will know, Austin is deaf in one ear and for some reason something in the monitors ruptured his other ear (I think) so he was unable to finish his set.  This sounds absolutely horrifying and we’re all hoping for the best and waiting for updates.

To read comments from Austin click here.

Of Mice And Men’s last release was 2011’s The Flood on Rise Records.  They recently released a music video for the song “The Depths” which you can find by clicking right here.

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Bleeding Through call it quits

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM (PST)

California metalcore band Bleeding Through have officially disbanded. In a statement to Blabbermouth Bleeding Through have announced that they will embark on one more tour, including North American, Australia and Europe, then call it quits.

You can read the official statement here.

Bleeding Through was formed in 1999 in Orange County and have released seven studio album, the most recent being The Great Fire in 2012. The

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