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Relapse Records is proud to announce the deluxe vinyl reissue of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s classic and highly influential Relapse debut EP Under The Running Board. Originally released in 1998 and unavailable on vinyl for over six years, this special pressing will be the album’s first time ever on 10″ wax, allowing for higher-fidelity. The LP also includes an etching on side B.

The reissue of Under The Running Board is set for worldwide release this coming March 4. Pre-orders are available via Relapse.com AT THIS LOCATION, and the album can be streamed via Bandcamp HERE. A trailer for the reissue can be viewed HERE.

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Sludge duo Mantar from Germany sign to Nuclear Blast

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM (PST)
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Northern Germany’s infernal extreme metal duo, MANTAR, will release their Nuclear Blast debut Ode To The Flame worldwide on April 15th.

 

Comments the band of the offering: “The title Ode To The Flame is chosen in tradition of the debut record, Death By Burning to maintain the cleansing power of fire as the key theme. Fire is able to reset anything and will erase this planet one day from any plague that’s been around. Furthermore it’s obviously an ode to passion and iron will. Ode To The Flame isn’t dramatic, it’s drastic. By all means. We discussed the possibility of having no cover at all,” the band continues of the minimalist cover art shrouding Ode To The Flame, “We kinda liked the idea of boycotting the need of any so called ‘art’ which bands try to get people’s attention with. The theme of the record is so one-dimensional and obvious that we decided to skip artwork and just put the title on the record to make it look more like an old book. A manifest, a challenge. We don’t want people to speculate about any meaning. The meaning is clear: kill, destroy, fuck shit up.”

 

Watch the official in-studio video teaser as well as a teaser of the track “Era Borealis” AT THIS LOCATION.

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As soon as you hear “Murdock” from Boston area extreme hardcore band Ascend/Descend you will likely be rocked the fuck out but also sort of checking your metal and punk data banks to see what it reminded you of, in a good way. I discovered the band via a feature over at Nefarious Realm a few weeks back and have since become pretty enamored of their fierce and fiery sound. Vocalist Michelle Dugan sounds almost like a female version of Black Tusk’s members various howls sometimes, charged up with a punk edge over music that roams between Nausea-esque crusty battery to more streamlines Converge/Coalesce/Deadguy “Pins and Needles” territory to cool twists and turns all the band’s own.

I knew I had to pick the band’s brains about new release Murdock Street and get situated in their world a little bit. It is more exciting for me to cover a newer band with heart like this than some jaded old rockstar farts or scene kids who bought amps on trust fund money and will be out of the picture in a year. This band is def one of the bright new underground lights to follow in 2016! The incredible record sounds hungry, lean and mean. Fans of everything from Immortal Bird to Kylesa to Starkweather can find something here to love. But don’t just take my word for it!

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Swedish black metal/post-rock wanderers, HYPOTHERMIA, are entering 2016 with fresh blood and touring plans. The group has officially welcomed bassist Phil A. Cirone (Craft, Kall, ex-Shining) into its ranks, and announced a headlining European mini-tour to take place this spring, in celebration of their latest album “Svartkonst” and new things on the horizon.

Phil had this to say about becoming a member of the band: “I consider it a great honor to have been granted the opportunity to add my weapon of choice to the Hypothermia arsenal. I will wield it with the utmost respect for this great art”.

 

HYPOTHERMIA will play selected shows in France, Germany and Belgium, along with a stop at Finland’s Turku Saatanalle IV Festival (the latter also including Mgła, Archgoat, Ondskapt and more). Their spring trek will feature support from Georgian black metal/progressive rock outfit, Psychonaut 4.

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Cradle Of Filth’s The Inquisitional Torture Tour starts next month

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:49 PM (PST)

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No fucks given, longstanding UK tyrants CRADLE OF FILTH, will return to North America next year on the Inquisitional Torture Tour 2016!  January 26th through March 8th marks the journey, hitting twenty-seven cities. Support will be provided by the crowd movers in Butcher Babies and the mind blowing Ne Obliviscaris from Australia. Seriously, I am just getting into the latter’s Citadel album and it is completely rewarding and multi-faceted. Tickets are now available at THIS LOCATION.

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Downfall Of Gaia seek new guitarist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 3:37 PM (PST)

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German extreme metallers Downfall Of Gaia have announced their split with guitarist Peter Wolff. We here at Metal Riot believe this to be far and away one of the best extreme bands on the scene right now and hope they soldier through.

The band comments:

“The year is coming to an end and we would like to thank each and everyone for an intense and busy 2015!
Europe, USA, Japan and Australia – it has been a crazy ride! But unfortunately it’s not only 2015 that is coming to an end. Priorities in life do change and from time to time you have to make choices and walk the path that’s best for yourself even if it differs from the direction of others. So today is the day where we have to say goodbye to Peter! We would like to thank him for the last 7 years, the highs and lows, the willing and the unforgettable time we spent with each other! Our last show with Peter on guitar will be in April 2016.More info soon! Downfall of Gaia will continue as always! So right now we are looking for a new guitar player! Someone based in Berlin or Hamburg (best case/no must) with enough time, passion and willing to tour worldwide!
If this sounds like you – get in contact via booking@downfallofgaia.com. Thanks!”

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Prince Rama discuss black metal commune, Monster Energy Drinks and more.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 10:39 AM (PST)

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“For Xtreme Now, Prince Rama’s reported influences include Monster Energy Drink, living in a black metal commune on the island Vormsi off the coast of Estonia, the past, the present, the not-too-distant future, Scandinavian folklore, near-death experiences, ancient ruins, and Vikings.” – Interview Magazine.

Prince Rama may be more akin to the dance/art house set but they will rock most bands off the stage and I have tweeted with them about Guns N Roses. Their new album is going to be so awesome and they were much more interesting than most metal bands I have seen in years live when I caught them at Kingston’s O+ Fest this past year.

So yeah, their new record is kind of like when those dudes in Harold and Kumar keep yelling “EXTREME!”, so I decided to give them an “Extreme Metal” category story over here as a nod to their radness. I mean, they have a Liturgy-esque manifesto and have even written the Top 10 Hits for the End Of The World and hats off, cuz that is as metal as it gets! So sometimes they sound like the New Power Generation a little bit (or should I say NOW power generation?). That’s cool!

The illustrious Interview magazine has a (surprise!) interview with the sisters about pitch shifted multi-gender vocals and character perspectives, and as noted- how hanging out in a  Black Metal commune in Estonia and other elements like Monster Energy Drink shaped their new sounds. The also featured new single “Bahia” is great to dance to, energizing and super dope.

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DESTRÖYER 666 announce “Wildfire”

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:04 PM (PST)

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Australia’s black/thrash instigators DESTRÖYER 666 have announced new details behind their forthcoming album. The influential metal legends will release ‘Wildfire‘ worldwide on February 26. ‘Wildfire‘ promises a return to the band’s thrashing roots.The artwork for ‘Wildfire’ can be found below. Working track titles include “Traitor”, “Live and Burn”, and a title track. More news regarding the album, including the details behind physical formats and several track premieres will be available in the weeks to come.

 

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Roadburn 2016 is lookin’ sexy as usual with Black Mountain, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and other killer acts slated to appear, but many people will be drooling about a full set of Jane Doe from some band called Converge you may have heard of. While that is cool, I think all the emphasis on that record takes away from how many of their other albums are just as awesome (Axe To Fall and You Fail Me in particular). But hey, it’s still rad. But I’m much more keen on the second announcement which finds the band teaming up with some awesome guests to reinterpret some of their weirder tunes.

To celebrate the upcoming 15 year anniversary of their legendary Jane Doe album, CONVERGE will perform the album in its entirety for the first and last time. The album is considered a classic that defined the metallic hardcore genre as we know it today. This special set is exclusive to the Roadburn Festival and will not be played again anywhere, ever.

CONVERGE will play the Jane Doe album live in its entirety at Roadburn 2016 on Thursday, April 14. 

CONVERGE “Blood Moon” is a collaboration between members Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and guest musicians Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve Von Till. Together as a multi-instrumental group they will create renditions of existing CONVERGE material focusing on the band’s slower, more ambitious work within their legendary catalogue. 
CONVERGE “Blood Moon” will perform live at Roadburn 2016 on Saturday, April 16.

To find out more about CONVERGE at Roadburn, click HERE

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Moloken release “Subliminal Hymns” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12:21 PM (PST)

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Swedish progressive sludge metallers Moloken have released the music video for their song “Subliminal Hymns”.

“Subliminal Hymns” comes from the band’s upcoming album All Is Left To See.

All Is Left To See will be released on November 13 in North America via Temple of Torturous.

Check out “Subliminal Hymns” here.

Album Review: Turbid North – “Eyes Alive”.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9:58 AM (PST)

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Turbid North finally return with the proper follow up to the impactful debut Orogeny and despite taking half the time since the last Tool album, which is still five years and too long for a rising band, it was worth the wait. If anything, Eyes Alive exceeds expectations, since no one was sure if the new three piece version of the band would pack the same punch. A catastrophic solar concept album where people are forced to live underground, the record hits hard and has the power of early Mastodon or Kingdom of Sorrow without being too derivative.

Slaved over tones, cliff shearing/mountain crumbling solos, thrashy sections, bellowed vocals. This one has it all for aggressive sludge metal fans. The riffs have a testosterone infused swinging arms feel without becoming ninjitsu hardcore, more on the King Kong side of things. At 9 tracks, it is nonetheless a full plate. Most of the tunes could be a full workout session in themselves.

Again, he once quartet have become a trio and while it means this record has a slightly less death metal sound, I’m liking the way the drums really cut through more now (see “The Pyramid Drones”). If anything, the leaner sound allows you to really hear the bass growl and textural differences. They sound more than capable of hopping in a van and laying waste to wherever. The band have the hunger in their sound that has perhaps been replaced in a proper Mastodon record by more slick, proggy comfort (to take nothing away from metal’s biggest success story of the last decade or so who deserve their success).

Turbid North remain a very cool band, though the material is most interesting on repeat listens when the band show their influences less. “Destroyer of Worlds” is almost like a grind song with slower Sirius-era Gojira verses before it really becomes interesting and the drums go apeshit while really weird dissonance takes over until the band just sludge the hell out.

“Black Sun Rising” is the most awe inspiring initially, with a Kirk Windstein worthy slow and trippy melodic opening section worth raising lighters or fists too. “The Great Dying” is another standout track, the band allowing themselves to relax and vibe out to a sun baked, stretched out darker desert rock soundtrack that could appeal to C.O.C. , ASG or even Down fans. Not reinventing the wheel here but it’s a rock solid record.

To be released via Turbid North’s newly created label, The Pyramid, a pre-order bundle for Eyes Alive is available via www.TurbidNorth.comthat will include an exclusive album t-shirt with CD or digital album.

Emptiness sign with Season Of Mist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:43 PM (PST)

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Emptiness have a new home with Season of Mist. I interviewed the experimental Belgian death metal band (and I do mean experimental) awhile ago for their last monster Nothing But The Whole and can’t wait to hear what scary music they make next. Like Hypothermia .Swallowed, or Harmonic Cross, the dudes in Emptiness seem more about creating a total mindfuck of a bleak vibe rather than adhering to expectation. I admire that greatly and kudos to Season Of Mist for supporting real art like this.

Regarding the signing, EMPTINESS comment: “We are currently working on the follow-up to ‘Nothing But The Whole’, for which our aim is to release it in late 2016 on our new label Season of Mist. We also would like to thank Dark Descent for supporting us in our decision and for helping to spread the seeds of the void. Important news will follow in due time.”

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PYRRHON is one of those bands that I love but whom for whatever reason I haven’t written enough about. Then I postponed writing about them out of guilt, haha. This is what happens when you blog too much. Kind of like years ago how I loved the first Pavement indie rock album so much I was afraid the rest would let me down, I heard some PYRRHON awhile back and was like, “daaaamn, son.” Then I hid from them in a medicated stupor. Afraid that I was drawn to this madness. But it is a liberating and necessary madness. “Turing’s Revenge” is nothing short of music as liberation.

Suffice to say, I am an idiot. Or maybe I didn’t want the world to end from their manic, psycho death metal spreading like an untamed virus.

Well, whatever. I guess I just don’t like the human race enough anymore to protect them or want to support the band better. It was a real drag they were dropped from Relapse after releasing The Mother of Virtues, a freak fest that actual schizophrenia, Gigan or true crime fans might understand but other people who cling to the death metal of yesteryear might just be ripped apart by. It perhaps didn’t help that the record had a sort of pregnant looking female creature on the cover with eyeballs and bugs swarming all over it. Like this one Trap Them t shirt on either Shirts and Destroy or Shirtkiller that no one ever buys that has a strangled baby on the shirt, it’s probably not gonna sell as much as the new 5 Seconds of Summer t shirt or some bubblegum crap.

Let’s face it. People have horrible taste (dead baby Trap Them shirt aside, cuz even I thought that was a pretty hideous design and I revere that band).
But I mean, people like gaudy, ugly, tacky horrible bands and their stupid neon designs and fake stories and fame pandering.

PYRRHON don’t do that stuff. They tour hard and hustle and write real music. They are almost apologetic when a press release describes their new EP as ,
It’s kind of like Daughters, Brutal Truth, Merzbow and Autopsy created a batch of catchy-by-reverse-psychology songs, and then promised to never speak of them again.

They forgot to mention how “Viral Content” is like a sand paper condom skullfuck while Scratch Acid and Cephalic Carnage party like rockstars around a bonfire of melted, previously boned and discarded skulls.

SO what I’m saying is, please don’t let this band go away. Go stream their newish EP Growth Without End, the best thing they’ve perhaps done yet (although as an Invisibles fan I’m still partial to their old song “King of All Tears”. I get scared just thinking that name. But new jam  “Forget Yourself” is as brilliant as death spazz grind gets, barely contained chaos.

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I’ve been really blessed this year, one of the most painful and shitty of my life from deaths to death threats, to do some of the most inspiring interviews of my career over the last few months, from Tearist to a recent chat with Killing Joke to this piece with Norway’s Shining. Jørgen Munkeby has taken the Blackjazz concept to new heights, literally. The fucking band of maniacs have made one of their best records yet with the brazenly fierce International Blackjazz Society but also recently shot a concert on Trolltunga, defying death and rocking out with a performance both historic and literally far above the limits most band are willing to go to.

It was very inspiring and enjoyable to speak with Munkeby on his new record, the evolution of jazz and metal’s uneasy alliance, Trolltunga, keeping warm huddling around burning churches, playing with Ihsahn and Melissa Auf der Mar and why you can’t give up if you have a shitty soundguy.

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Turbid North have been a lower radar favorite for a few years now, one of the best kept secrets of extreme metal. The new tune “The Pyramid Drones” could change that. Complete with a performance video that combines truly sick death metal chops that rips like old Morbid Angel combined with the fatter, sludgier earlier Mastodon sound many miss, this song is is a bigger grand slam than you can half finish at Denny’s. Complete with Illuminaughty sounding song title that reminds us all to not be toooo shocked at the troops still being stuck in Afghanistan. Never trust anybody.

Actually, nevermind. “The Pyramid Drones” is taken from Turbid Norths forthcoming album, Eyes Alive to drop on the bands own label, November 20th. Guitarist Nick Forkel described it as a dystopian sci-fi concept album that takes place in a future where the sun is a red giant and most people are forced to live underground. It follows one mans life in this society from when he first discovers whats been hidden from him, up to his final days and the hard journey he had to take in-between.”

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