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SubRosa group shot by Brandon Garcia

SubRosa group shot by Brandon Garci

“The thing that keeps us going, I think, is a strange yet wary faith in the band…” Rebecca K. Vernon

SubRosa are the band I go to when understanding needs to be marrow-deep. When sadness settles in the bones. A place formerly reserved for Acid Bath, Cat Power and Sisters Of Mercy rainy day musings (ok and recently some Lana Del Rey, hahaha). SubRosa proved with More Constant Than The Gods that their songwriting streak is no fluke. The Salt Lake City band are also uplifting, cathartic and powerful with even a touch of activism in the lyrics at times.  It is a mix of mourning, morose rumble and poetry that has the band tapped for Roadburn next year and sharing stages with the likes of Neurosis, Boris and The Atlas Moth.

Click HERE for an exclusive chat with Rebecca Vernon.

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SubRosa, Kayo Dot, Lord Mantis, KEN mode, Botanist, and Lazer/Wulf have also been confirmed for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 

Iceland natives Sólstafir will perform their unique take of a completely instrumental film score, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the cult-classic Viking movie, Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies) by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson at Roadburn Festival 2015 on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.Premiered at Reykjavik’s International Film Festival last week, this will be the first time that Sólstafir will play their live score, in real time while screening Hrafninn Flýgur from start to finish, outside of Iceland, offering our beloved attendees the chance to experience Gunnlaugsson’s epic tale in an entire new dimension on the main stage.

The 20th edition of Roadburn is going to be a treat for those who love soundtracks, as in addition to Sólstafir performing an instrumental soundtrack to Hrafninn Flýgur, Claudio Simonetti‘s Goblin will perform their much acclaimed movie scores for Dawn Of The Dead and Suspiria at the 2015 festival.

On, Friday, April 11, Sólstafir will be part of Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s (Enslaved) and Wardruna‘s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event.

We are also very excited to announce that acclaimed American doom quintet SubRosa will make its Roadburn debut at the 20th edition of the festival on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, SubRosa quickly made a name for itself in the wake of 2011’s No Help For The Mighty Ones and 2013’s universally praised More Constant Than The Gods, thanks to the band’s spellbinding blend of pulverizing doom, gothic atmosphere, and touches of Americana.

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Old Man Gloom release “The Lash”, announce new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM (PST)


Boston sludgers Old Man Gloom have just released a new song.

The track “The Lash” comes off the band’s forthcoming album The Ape of God.

Old Man Gloom’s label, Profound Lore Records had this to say about the release of the album:

“Everyone’s favorite band in the entire universe, namely Old Man Gloom, have completed work on their new album The Ape Of God. In what will present itself as some of the most engaging and triumphant work that the simian worshiping collective of Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer, SUMAC), Nate Newton (Converge/Doomriders), Caleb Scofield (Cave In), and Santos Montano have conjured to date, The Ape Of God comprises itself of songs that range within the realm of the eclectic, noisy, ambient and experimental with of course the gargantuan steamroller heaviness that plows and forges its way through this work of monolithic sonic art. Basically what one can only expect from the legendary and influential Old Man Gloom, who made their glorious return several years ago to an unsuspecting public with their ‘NO’ album after an eight year hibernation period.”

Check out “The Lash” here.

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Wolvhammer tour dates with Mortals announced

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM (PST)


Wolvhammer are leaders of the pack because of consistent quality, even more so than quantity. That is not a penis joke. Clawing Into Black Sun has the attention to minor details yet larger surrender to the music that makes it one of the top black metal releases in recent daze. Now the band have announced tour dates with Mortals and you should be frothin’ at the mouth, rockers.

Click HERE for dates.

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Salt Lake Stunners (and pretty much my fave band since I first heard them) SubRosa have some really good stuff on vinyl  HERE.

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Album Review: Wolvhammer – Clawing Into Black Sun

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:53 PM (PST)


Wolvhammer have made an incredible record with Clawing Into Black Sun. What I love about it is that the band doesn’t sound like they are really pushing the envelope, but on purpose.They know the sound they want, a sort of American black metal sound with some extra dissonance and grime thrown in, fairly traditional. The thing that elevates it is these songs are very memorable, nearly catchy. I don’t mean that this is some mall black metal crap, rather that on their 3rd LP the Wolvhammer boys have refined their focus to a feral point. Even if you zone out to this album while doing something else, you are not gonna turn it off. And suddenly a riff or snarling vocal will reach out of the blackness and grab you by the throat.

The title track and finale is gonna be my starting point, because While the whole record is really good (especially the riveting march of “Death Division”), the title track is simply anthemic. The diry guitar of Jeff Wilson (of Abigail Williams fame) boils the oil in your veins while the rhythm section charge like armored direwolves killing nazis somewhere in hell. The riffing is just so powerful and tight. “Slaves To The Grime” is not some weird, slightly altered Skid Row homage, but a mid tempo roaring number that could almost, oddly, pass for an Amon Amarth song with Celtic Frost grunts and a vocal that says “I’m living in a fucking garbage heeeaaaappp”! So yeah, it fucking really rules. And the slamming, lamb slaughtering slow solo section is bonkers bat shit head thumping awesome. There is major walls closing in stuff going on here. I hope these guys have nice moms who call them every once in awhile.

The nearly 8 minute “A Light That Doesn’t Yield” is not just a title that vaguely reminds me of all the shitty drivers I saw today who nearly killed me, but rather a moaning and spacious abyssal drift that would make Enslaved proud. This song is like an elegy for all pain, slipping with strong will and fortitude through agony and into realization that they can’t take your soul from you, any god, devil or person, unless you let them. It’s an epic fucking song.

Cover art by Stavros of The Atlas Moth (and band mate of Wilson’s in Chrome Waves) handles the cover art on one of the most satisfying and recommended releases I will throw your way this year.


The first track to be released from WOLVHAMMER‘s upcoming third LP, Clawing Into Black Sun, is now playing at Decibel Magazine, well in advance of the album’s impending July release date.

The seventh of the eight passages captured on Clawing Into Black Sun, “Death Division” burns with the malicious, mid-paced drive and dread-inducing riffs WOLVHAMMER is ultimately reliable for. One of the traumatic standout tracks of the album, the tune marches harshly towards the mammoth, epic movement that overthrows the track closes down with, which becomes one of the most epic moments on Clawing Into Black Sun.

 March into ruination with the “Death Division” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

Profound Lore will release Clawing Into Black Sun on Tuesday, July 8th, WOLVHAMMER‘s second full-length for the label. The outfit’s amalgamation of black metal and death rock surges with self-infliction, abuse, and debauchery with nearly fifty minutes of brand new material. Recorded by the nucleus of WOLVHAMMER — vocalist Adam Clemans (Shaidar Logoth), guitarist Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, ex-Nachtmystium), and drummer Heath Rave (ex-Across Tundras) — in March at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis with Dan Jensen at the soundboard the band’s songwriting and delivery has developed immensely, culminating in their best work to date on Clawing Into Black Sun, which bears artwork by cohort Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth, Chrome Waves, Twilight).

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Album Review: The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM (PST)


Space noise gods The Atlas Moth return with The Old Believer on the always superb profound lore stable. I will always love this band for being so unique and doing their own thing. Any Moth release you are bound to get some very tripped out and introspective shit paired with raw black metal howls and a growing emphasis on semi-melodic sung passages that call to mind early Hammers Of Misfortune. It’s a striking blend of indie, sludge and psyche-doom that spirals out of the third eye like cloudy thoughts releasing first drops of rain before a deluge.”Collider” and lead off track “Jet Black Passenger” build on the loneliness of An Ache For The Distance while the band overall just sounds more pro than ever (but not at the expense of their edge). If anything they are refining what they do while still just as cool as they were out the gate on the raw and chemical doused 2009 LP A Glorified piece Of Blue Sky (still perhaps my favorite, if only because you always remember falling in love with a band’s first album you were exposed to with fondness.)

The Old Believer cover art looks like a cross between American Horror Story and a Jarboe release, and the music inside is just as affecting as the visuals. The ominous yet inspired “The Sea Beyond” speaks of seas full of alien, crystal entities. The whole record seems to yearn for lost or yet to be found knowledge. ‘Sacred Vine” opens with sparse drums before one of the most thrilling passages from the band yet thumps down on your skull. The best thing  about these guys is they make use of practically every frequency of the guitar at their disposal. Similar to The Ocean’s recent gem Pelagial, you get high pitched droning and hypnotic shimmering sections, mid tempo chug that is way smarter than metalcore tropes and a sense of real movement. Close your eyes and you are sure to have your imagination sparked, images dancing on the back of your eyelids. you wont even need ayahuasca to feel impelled to search within for growth. Hearing music like this and artists working hard to evolve, at least for me, makes me want to create incessantly myself. The halls of inspiration open wide and invite participation.

Click HERE for more and to hear “Collider”.


We are pleased to announce the confirmed first leg of our “Serpens In Culmination” US tour this summer. There is one date that is yet to be manifested but we will announce that as soon as it is confirmed. We are also working on a West coast run. – Agalloch

FYI the openers on this band are unreal awesome. Paired with the natural glory that is Agalloch, these dates will be some timeless concert memories.

Click HERE for dates.

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Agalloch complete work on new album

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:18 AM (PST)


Everyone’s favorite North American nature enthusiasts/dark matter gods Agalloch have finished work on the full length follow up to already classic 2012 release Marrow Of The Spirit. Then again, pretty much everything Agalloch do is instant classic status because they are just that fuckin’ good.

If you aren’t sufficiently pumped already, perhaps this tidbit from the official Profound Lore press release will wet your appetite:

“Captured by legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson at Cloud City Studios in Portland, Oregon (and mixed by Anderson likewise at Everything Hz), The Serpent & The Sphere represents the most glorious sounding AGALLOCH album to date. Making a guest appearance is guitarist Nathanaël Larochette of Canadian neo-folk band Musk Ox who wrote and provided the album’s acoustic interludes”

Just in case you aren’t metal fans and somehow wandered into a dark forest that led to a site called Metal Riot, well…Billy Anderson is the man! Agalloch’s first song from the record is “Celestial Effigy” (great title) and continues the forward thinking yet earthy and rooted in grand traditions of black metal sound the band has popularized. These guys somehow get better and better. I never thought they’d top Ashes Against the Grain but they just keep delivering. Faustian Echoes was like their version of The Decline by NOFX.

For tracklisting and to hear “Celestial Effigy” click Here. I am gonna start to cry now.

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A STORM OF LIGHT will be touring in support of their critically-adored Nations To Flames full-length released last year via Southern Lord Recordings. Featuring Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Indian’s Will Lindsay on select tracks, A STORM OF LIGHT’s Nations to Flames centers itself on the apex of human failure and bears witness to the fall of all governments, all nations, and all religions. Called, “the strongest STORM album to date,” by Metal Injection and, “the soundtrack to our damnation,” in a near perfect review by, who further boasts, “… A STORM OF LIGHT have an intensity that burns with the fire of creativity and artfulness while still relaying the message of how seriously doomed mankind is,” Nations to Flames finds the band at their creative apex both musically and conceptually.

Slated to commence on February 25th in York, Pennsylvania, A STORM OF LIGHT will bring their foreboding soundscapes to Columbus, Chicago, Erie and Brooklyn alongside shoegaze metallers, Junius. Come April/May, the band will head overseas to storm Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and the UK in addition to stops at the illustrious Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands and Inferno Festival in Norway!

Nations to Flames was recorded with Travis Kammeyer (OCOAI, Generation Of Vipers) at Fahrenheit Studios in Johnson City, Tennessee, mixed with Matt Bayles (Isis, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch, Mastodon) at Red Room Recording in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

For tour dates click HERE.

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A Storm of Light stream upcoming album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM (PST)

A Storm of Light New York metallers A Storm of Light are streaming their upcoming album Nations to Flames in its entirety over at Noisecreep.

Nations to Flames will be released on September 17.

Stream Nations to Flames and read the A Storm of Light bio here.

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Interview: KEN Mode – Entrenched in Noise

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM (PST)



I recently spoke to KEN Mode vocalist Jesse Matthewson at their St. Vitus gig in Brooklyn opening for the venerated Orange Goblin. It was a crazy show and the noise rockers did not let the crowd down, slaughtering the room with unbridled fury. These talented Canadians can’t be kept down.  We discussed their new record ENTRENCH, other cool bands, touring with Torche, soundtracking a film and more. Check it out by clicking HERE!

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Full EP Stream: Agalloch – “Faustian Echoes”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM (PST)

Progressive blackened folk metal group Agalloch (did I just invent a new genre name?) are streaming their entire new EP Faustian Echoes over at their Bandcamp page.  Faustian Echoes is a two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece Faust.  It is by far the longest song the band has written so far.  The album is being released on the band’s own label, Dammerung Arts.

You can find the EP streaming right here.

This EP will be available as a digital download at the Bandcamp site starting on July 11th when the band begins their Summer tour in Portland, Oregon.  Both the LP and CD versions will be initially only available during the band’s tour and will then be made available to the world following the tour. You can find the dates so that you know when to look for the album right here.

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Cover Art Battle: Storms, Wings, & Death

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

That is all.

***WINNER*** Bilocate – Summoning The Bygones (Code 666)

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