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The best thing I have heard yet in 2019 is "ICE watch", a completely rugged face buster from Arkansas hardcore band Terminal Nation which premiered at No Echo HERE. It will give you the insane over the top feels of a lot of heavy stuff without wondering if the band members have become weird conservative farts or are suddenly gonna cape for YAITW. The song even manages to out mosh the band's recent tune "Pulse Of The Dead" from Absolute Control. Good news is, TN have a split out with the homies in Neckbeard Deathcamp in February (it is sure to be a big year for both bands this year) and the gossip is we might get a TN full length this year as well. If you want to feel socially responsible while still doing reprehensible shit in the pit (I mean watch out for your peeps if someone falls down...but you know what I mean), this band will be entirely your shit. Bellowed vocals, powerviolence glory and a firm anti-xenophobia message.
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Polish grind machine Antigama are back with an aggressive new trailer for well monickered new release The Insolent.
Preorders for multiple physical versions of The Insolent have been made available. The album is available on cassette, eco-pack/gatefold digisleeve CD, black 12″ gatefold LP, and a translucent 12″ gatefold LP, limited to 100 copies worldwide. All four versions are now available for preorder in the US via Selfmadegod’s stateside mailorder outlet, Earsplit Distro, RIGHT HERE, and internationally directly from Selfmadegod including shirt bundles HERE.
View the new album trailer for ANTIGAMA’s The Insolent at THIS LOCATION. Short bursts of hellfire that fans of Today Is The Day, Nasum and of course Antigama will gnash teeth for will fill your ears before a ticking clock counts down the seconds with ominous anticipation.
This from Dom Romeo:
Lunchtime ran out at work / gotta be quick
I just put a handful of the last copies of the FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW 12″ in our webstore. Grab one if you can or cry later / new pressing coming soon.
We’ll be shipping them Sunday.
Also added a ton of distro stuff.
Stay tuned for announcements this week
New NOISEM LP, CHOKEHOLD Discography and more
Ok gotta run. Be good 🙂
Oh and Watch the FULL OF HELL set from the A389 Bash in January c/o HATE5SIX
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Through Space and Grind features a slew of bands hell bent to kick the shit out of you and the other thousand plus metal denizens of your city. Get there early to see all the show. Black Crown Initiate opened, followed by Ringworm, who were only on the tour for a brief moment. There’s a rotating support slot, like a professor of the dark arts. Iron Reagan and Exhumed played well rounded sets. From headliners Voivod and Napalm Death, we saw true vitality in the 21st century. This tour package is absolutely astonishing. Every metal fan, of any age, should go see this tour.
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No, the draconian barf bag didn’t die. Evil lives forever! I’d just like to take up a second of your precious time searching the web for cat videos to remind everyone to REMEMBER what a true anti-patriot Dick Cheney REALLY was, is and remains. Misleading the troops to war at the expense of tons of American AND Iraqi lives, turning 9/11’s real mourning to his political advantage, revolving door crony-ism with Halliburton (who very much influenced those who voted for the war)…the list goes on and on. Come out of the woodwork and complain about Obama and the drones all you want. It still doesn’t mean Cheney was right. The “Gut Check” Rejecting Cheneyism piece that is blowing up (no pun intended) in the wake of the CIA torture report inspired me today.
Metal and punk at their best used to be about rebellion and a free way of life, not just ear gauges and chain wallets or beer cans and gore art. Am I not allowed to speak out since I write for a metal site? Kiss my ass. The metal, hardcore and punk community is the best! Look, in the past I have complained about Michale Graves or Bobby Steele being conservative in punk, for example. Well, I’m still a fan of those guys and think they have every right to speak. I am an independent and am against the exploitation of the American people, or humans in general (even the ones I disagree with politically)!
Jello Biafra (of the true version of Dead Kennedys/LARD/The Guantanamo School Of Medicine and Marvel team ups with Sepultura and The Melvins…among others), is one of the most “extreme” performers ever, yet really he should be considered normal, in a sane world. His spoken word album In The Grip Of Official Treason nails Cheney to the wall harder than just about anything, if you never heard it. Even Fox News team members know Cheney is a putz-wad and a creepy liar (as is his delusional lesbian daughter for being LGBTQ and GOP at the same time, how is that possible?).
From attacking Wall Street corruption that crashed our economy to speaking out against Corporate Welfare’s ironic attack on the average working person to so many good songs and an open mind releasing great albums on Alternative Tentacles, Jello gets a Metal Riot stamp of approval and shout out today.
Click HERE for more and support the troops by being pro peace. Sure, ISIS is bullshit and issues like that matter. SO does the wake of bodies that got things so bad in the first place through history’s cruel saga of human greed, twisted religious control not about love at all and forms of other mental illness from the Inquisition to Vietnam to the “Axis of Eden” (to reference Today Is The Day).
America could be beautiful. But it isn’t, or is it? #unity #taxtherich #pma #regulatewallstreet #supporthetroopsthroughpeace #pro peace #fuckcheneyism #habeascorpus #holidayincambodia #thiscouldbeanywhere #permanentmartiallaw #wecantbreathe #wewanttheairwavesbaby #etc.
Damn, Barney Greenway”s vocals sound like Melvins/Grindcore on this song, just insane grind screams we know and love him for plus some stylized kind of bellowing. It’s pure Napalm Death insanity as only they can bring, streaming now at Decibel HERE.
“Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an exposé of slave labor in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up),” said Greenway.
Utilitarian, though a recent release, was one of the strongest of Napalm’s career, and if “Cesspits” is any indication they are still on a roll for the forthcoming Apex Predator – Easy Meat next year.Add to My Radar
Relapse Records is making my day, from the dreamy swirl of Anatomy Of Habit’s jazzy, existential noise wash “Then Window” track from their 2 song, 40 minute new opus Ciphers + Axioms to the just announced diabolically great news that grind lords Nasum are getting serious vinyl re-issue love. You know your band was good when their sound influenced newer Napalm Death, who once started it all.
Here is the official announcement:
Grind enthusiasts rejoice! We’re re-issuing all four LPs from Swedish masters Nasum on vinyl! Pre-order yours along with some exclusive new merch designs from Relapse Mailorder here: http://bit.ly/nasum
Check out a trailer for the re-issues HERE.
The LPs will be available this December on Relapse.com and will hit stores in January. Buy all four mailorder-exclusive LPs and get a FREE 24″x24″ poster! http://www.relapse.com/nasum-poster-bundle.htmlAdd to My Radar
Jucifer are back with the all-killer District Of Dystopia. Perhaps their rawest record ever, the album focuses on Washington, D.C. and the shitty political environment (each song responds to laws passed by Congress and/or to presidential Executive Orders). This 4 track recorded face melt fest was recorded by the band themselves in their RV and is heavier than the bulk of 2014’s actually pretty stellar recorded metal output.
Gazelle Amber Valentine let me pick her brain on politics, sludge metal and humanity’s shitty track record. Click HERE and get rad.
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Jucifer‘s District of Dystopia is just what the world needs right now. “Non Gratum anus Rodentum” opens this up with lo-fi Melvins/Buzzov-en glory and ragged precision. This shit is so killer. In some ways this is the ultimate Jucifer release, since it is the closest to their ever-shifting live experience you could get withouta lasso and a tornado. Nomadic Fortress is releasing this fury of 4 track blast and doom, choked and peaking vocals
to make Converge blush on “It Can’t Be Helped” and the merciless crashing cymbals of Edgar Livengood. That dude is such a whirlwind of beast to watch drum.
Bunnybrains are playing in my town tonight with DJ Lunar Moss (what a great fuckin’ name). “Narcissist” is hissing outof my speakers with menace as deadly as any Venom record and I kind of want to kill or hump something. Life has some good moments.
From the press release: Jucifer’s District of Dystopia examines the particular dystopia native to our nation’s capital. With homage to both D.C. punk protest tradition and the American Dream itself — in all her battered majesty — the band marks its 21st year with a razor sharp blast of aggression honed by world weary wisdom.
I can think of no better topic after their extensive foray into Russia after a long French romance (a rad double album, haha), than to set their eyes
back on the USA for a punk rock school lesson. The Liberty bell is ringing somewhere in Purgatory.A house of cards, indeed.
“Red Summer” is a slogging, fuzzed out ultimate vibe to everywhere that evokes the scurry of pedestrians hurrying to work, the frustration of Congressional gridlock and the entropic dog and pony of crony capitalism/mixed economics. Buildings decay and paint peels and the lightning bolt aims for the White House one more time cuz everybody can be bought.
Amber sounds brutal on this and there is the immediacy of any backyard or basement show jam around a burn barrel, cheap beer cans or a pile of dirt and concrete blocks. “The Object of Power” is straight black metal grind meets slug metal, a weird vortex of colliding force fields and politics, scene boundaries and signifiers.
Cattle Decapitation will be performing a brand new song off their upcoming 2015 Metal Blade release at the mid day show of the Housecore Horror Film Festival. The show will be at Midway’s on Friday, 10/24 with Unearth, Brian Posehn, Origin, fellow San Diegan and friend Author & Punisher, and Evil United! The band is looking forward to debuting new material for the festival crowd. Later that same evening, Cattle Decapitation‘s vocalist Travis Ryan will be performing vocals with Wizards of Gore (the legendary gore thrash act Rigor Mortis under a different name) for his all time favorite Rigor Mortis track “Foaming at the Mouth”, which will mark this the band’s first time playing the song in over 25 years!
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The great thing about metal is, right when all the mindfulness practice in the world fails and you want to punch your steering wheel, neighbor or television, haha). The best thing I’ve heard all day is Noisem‘s cover of Slayer‘s “Aggressive Perfector” plus a Terrorizer and Cannibal Corpse over on the A389 label bandcamp. Did I mention there is also a new original song “Consuming” that is two minutes of audio awesome?
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Greetings cretins! I am beyond thrilled to announce that Arsonists Get all The Girls will be taking over our @MetalRiot Instagram! The hijacking will take place next Tuesday, July 22, as they head to Brooklyn, New York. They are set to play Coco66 up in Greenpoint with Rings of Saturn on The Face Implosion Tour. Get a good look into their pre and post show antics/sleeping habits.
Follow us on Instagram @MetalRiot and @AGATG next Tuesday July 22 for the takeover and come to 66 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn to rage the fuck out. Also, live shots from the show will be on our Insta as well. \nm/Add to My Radar
Santa Cruz, California’s Arsonists Get All The Girls are continuing their gamut of touring after this spring’s Listen To The Color tour, which was named for their most recent and crowd funded independent release. Bay Area extreme metal and self proclaimed aliencore band Rings of Saturn are headlining the Face Implosion Tour. In support will be Ontario’s prog/groove metal Auras and San Fransisco’s tech death metallers Ænimus. This tour will be sick as fuck cretins. Go forth and die.
Click here for lots of tour dates and I’ll see you in Brooklyn.Add to My Radar
Powerviolence/harsh noise sculptors, FULL OF HELL, have just confirmed a barrage of upcoming recording and tour plans, including new tours on both the North American and European continents, as well as a joint release with renowned noise metal architect, Merzbow.
Following up their 2013-released sophomore LP, Rudiments Of Mutilation, and recently-released split LP with Integrity’s Dwid Hellion and his experimental/noise outfit Psywarfare, this Summer, FULL OF HELL will continue to explore their more caustic noise heredity by recording a fully collaborative recording with Japan’s longtime lord of noise/electronics, Merzbow. The album will see vinyl release in North America via A389 Recordings, a European vinyl release via Stab/Repeat Records, and CD/digital delivery via Profound Lore Records. Additional details on this undoubtedly demoralizing recording will be available upon its imminent studio creation in the coming months.
Additionally, FULL OF HELL will take the action back to the streets on another brutalizing tour across Europe for over a month, from today, Tuesday, June 3rd through May 7th, joined by Disciples Of Christ.
And this just in; this August, FULL OF HELL will destroy the West Coast US with A389 labelmates, Noisem, and headlining longtime political hardcore/grind act, DropDead. This eight-city run will tear a trail from Seattle to Southern California between August 22nd and 29th.
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