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Author and Punisher announces European tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 9:45 PM (PST)

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Tristan Shone, the one-man industrial doom strategist responsible for the crushing sounds of AUTHOR & PUNISHER, will drag his iron and steel overseas for a near-three-week live takeover next month. Set to commence on January 16th in Rouen, France, Shone’s latest expedition will make its way through ten countries, coming to a close on February 4th in Milan, Italy. The European tour follows Shone’s successful two-leg North American Fall exhibition with special guests, Muscle And Marrow.

Dates below.

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“Streetcleaner” returns to vinyl.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:37 PM (PST)

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Available in two color options from the Earache Webstore.

These days it is harder to find original things. Most art and music has nostalgia so embedded in it that we recognize new songs with a familiarity that makes them more easy to market. That’s not always bad. American Horror Story: Hotel is a lot of fun, for example. Gaga is a hoot and even if every other scene recalls The ShiningThe Lost BoysSe7en or Devil In The White City‘s murder hotel, there is plenty of genre tribute, glam and gore.

That said, in life we only have so much time. I’m drawn the most to bands that sound unique, be it a human voice that is distinctive or something that doesn’t need signifiers because- like the Ramones, Motorhead or our main subject Godflesh, it can’t be fully replicated.

Streetcleaner is a template that turned the underground on its collective ear. Like Neubauten’s Kollaps, it was just such a huge game changer for possibilities, one of those rare records that becomes a landmark. The closest any other act has really come to Godflesh sonically might be recent Author & Punisher release Melk En Honing, to my ears – though they have many disciples. Still, Streetcleaner remains pretty untouchable. Even Godflesh themselves, who have many incredible releases to their credit, have rarely sounded as intense as during fan favorite “Like Rats”. The kick heavy punch of “Christbait Rising”, the harsh mantra of “Locust Furnace” or the rolling groove of underrated bonus track “Dead Head” soundtracked the cold alienation of many of the underground’s truest disciples at their most solitary.

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Threat Signal sign with Agonia Records

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:13 PM (PST)

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Threat Signal have been a favorite here at Metal Riot since the site started. Definitely one of the first bands I interviewed for this site and they are always releasing awesome stuff. Now the band have signed with the tastemaking Agonia Records (Aosoth, The Moth Gatherer, Demonical) for a new release, Disconnect.

Frontman Jon Howard commented on the signing:
“We are very excited to have inked a deal with Agonia records. We strongly believe that Agonia will be a great partnership, and together we will push Threat Signal’s music to more listeners than ever before. Our new album ‘Disconnect’ in my opinion is the strongest album we’ve recorded to date. Thank you Agonia for making this happen for us, and we look forward to the road ahead!”.

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Cloak of Altering’s latest “Manifestation” is out today.

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9:57 PM (PST)

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Manifestation, the nightmarish new album from CLOAK OF ALTERING, is the fourth full-length from the band, which is one of the Doppelganger personalities of Gnaw Their Tongues founder, Maurice de Jong, a.k.a. Mories. The record is out today.

Cross the threshold of sanity and enter the demented realms of CLOAK OF ALTERING’s Manifestation exclusively at The Quietus RIGHT HERE.

The Dutch black/industrial/noise metal architect Mories, known throughout the underground realms for his works with Gnaw Their Tongues, Seirom, Aderlating, Mors Sonat, De Magia Veterum, among others, returns with the follow-up to the maniacal 2014 CLOAK OF ALTERING album Plague Beasts. The warped Manifestation unleashes yet another brain-scrambling blast of mutated symphonic black metal, nightmarish breakcore madness, and hellish electronics fused together into a sweat-soaked, chrome-plated nightmare.

Compared to previous works, the seven-song Manifestation is a slightly less chaotic monstrosity, giving these blackened maelstroms added room to breathe, but the cumulative assault of CLOAK OF ALTERING’s sound on the band’s fourth album continues to thoroughly scorch the listener. The sound is still rooted in a bizarre confluence of majestic synth-drenched black metal, skewed industrial heaviness, and fractured Planet Mu-esque electronic music, seemingly as informed by the hallucinatory throes of early Coil and the violent breakcore of Bong-Ra and Venetian Snares as it is by classic Nordic black metal. Strange contrapuntal riffs weave drunkenly amid crackling electronic glitch and eerie drones. The vocals here often take form here as a vile, guttural robotic croak, a sickeningly putrid android presence that is layered among the rest of the distant shrieks, anguished screams and chilling, garbled cries that all feel as if they are trying to escape the bowels of some nightmarish AI system.

Crucial Blast will issue Manifestation on CD and digital platforms today, December 4th. Purchase at the label’s main website HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

Prong reveal tracklisting for “X – No Absolutes”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 3:09 PM (PST)

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Check out the track listing for “X-No Absolutes”, the new album from industrial tinged noise/thrash legends Prong and quotes from Tommy Victor on the newest addition of tunes in the band’s ongoing heavy agenda BELOW.

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Band Spotlight: Owl

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:01 PM (PST)

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Christian Kolf is known for his role in the curiously opaque Valborg but Owl has really seen Kolf particularly shine in recent years as an individual. At times as heavy as Godflesh with a darker bent, the few in the know likely felt Owl’s recent 25 minute single track “The Last Walk” was impossible to beat. 2015 sees Zeitgeister releasing the brutal march of Aeon Cult, a three song bandcamp release that is a wall of nearly impenetrable, contorted chaos. Recommended cut “Mollusk Prince” is a great place to start being captivated by this project’s assuredly grim punch to the side of the head. Check out an older interview we did with Christian circa Into The Absolute HERE.

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I hate this mindset of human beings as human resources. It’s dehumanzing
terminology. Because people are SO important. We believe everybody is born
gifted. The life is the location of your God gift and the selfless execution
of your gift. The idea of personal sovereignty, that each and every one of us
can be King or Queen when we exercise our true will. Spiritually,
biologically, lovingly. – Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke.

I just saw the subversive as fuck Laetitia Sadier of legendary Stereolab
deliver a powerful yet so controlled set at a venue (the wonderful BSP Kingston) in my Upstate, NY city.
Always an activist in her music over the years, demanding and getting as much
attention from an audience or out of a subtle or quiet and poetic song as some
bands do through hollering, it was truly inspiring. One thing Sadier said in
her soft spoken but deep way at the show was how one of her songs “Find Me The
Pulse Of The Universe” was about how despite how small and perhaps immaterial
we may seem compared to the vast universe sometimes, we are all unique. She
brought real conviction to her show, whether discussing wealth disparity, how
it is good to nurture a long distance relationship in healthy ways if you
really love someone or pining for “glimpses of a world of pure thought that
few will ever know.”

Noise rock and post/punk or at times industrial metal legends Killing Joke
embody the idea of the unique personal and musical quest more than many other
bands combined, these same principles of fighting for actual creative and
human value that Sadier was espousing on stage in my town tonight. “New Cold
War” on brand spanking new rager Pylon is as relevant and emblematic of their
drive and style as anything in the group’s storied career (which dates back to
the year I was fucking born, 1978). Yep, Yankees won the world series. Killing
Joke was born and so was I, hahaha. 78′ was a good vintage!

The idea of knowing it is your absolute right to protect and fight for
your art and your right to experience the world through the lens of your own
journey and creations, to not settle for having the passion stomped out of you
by a dull or draconian society, is something I have spoken of at length lately
with some of the most amazing people I value most in my life, from avant garde
noise music/female comet Yasmine Kittles of Tearist via inspired
correspondence that has blown my mind and made me feel like the luckiest
person lately to a series of amazing artists like Brooks Blackhawk from the
very dark Atriarch or my dear, hard working friend (and former DIVEST bandmate) Sean Paul
Pillsworth of pop punkers The Red Owls dishing in a recent piece called Don’t
Break The Oath that we ran on this site about never giving up your vision.

Killing Joke have always stayed at the forefront of relevant political
discourse, cutting edge post-punk squall with hypnotic, throbbing bass and the
madman from the pulpit apocalyptic lyrics and truly unique voice of Jaz
Coleman. They have refined their sound to the essence of potency and it is
very apparent on the swirling, climbing ladder of growing intensity that
weaves through Pylon.

A composer, Permaculture advocate and avid student of philosophy who is
unafraid to chase his own demons where they take him, Coleman is a towering
figure of the underground.

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Review: Corrections House – “Know How To Carry A Whip”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM (PST)

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Corrections House don’t care about your feelings.

“Go back from whence you came and tie your shoes correctly this time”.

When the dust settles from listening to this new record, you won’t know if you have PTSD, are inspired or are a masochist.

Industrial influenced metal and punk has really made something of a tiny yet formidable comeback via acts like the brilliant UK act Hateful Abandon, France’s Crown, the doomy studio project Culted and the U.S.A.’s own vital, machine building, pacifist madman Author & Punisher or my pal Jay Gambit’s Crowhurst.

Even Nergal has been getting into Youth Code and it’s a good time to feel bleak and alive. Circle Of Animals was a cool record and even Ministry has had some solid late career surprises amidst their more speed metal direction, Theologian and Prurient thrill but the genre was mostly wheezing on paint fumes compared to other styles like thrash, death and metalcore which the public has clamored for more recently. That said, this shit is never gonna become standard mall kid fare, ever. Not unless Bladerunner ever really arrives in full.

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September 25th sees the worldwide release of Rammstein’s In Amerika (DVD & Blu-ray), a lavish package containing a major new documentary about the band, Rammstein In Amerika; a short film about the making of their “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da” album; and the whole of their legendary Madison Square Garden 

To say that Germany’s Rammstein are unique, aesthetically bold and capable of riding out the tension fraught modern depths of the Id-space between the human spirit and the demeaning march of industry and politics unchecked by reason is an understatement.  The Neue Deutsche Härte breakout band are one of the biggest live draws out there despite consistently being as nasty as they wanna be. This band can bring people together in huge rituals of bonding, bondage and bloodbath inducing riff crunch topped with the owning it baritone of Till Lindemann. It’s the kind of thing we sorely need in this day and age of 1% misdirection, 19 kids and counting evil erections and fake Christian mega churches.

We’re all living in America, but Rammstein walk tall and carry a big…well, yeah. If you thought this band was just the odd band out at a long lost Family Values Tour, you are way, way overdue for a reassessment and a swift boot to the barnacles.

 

 

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Correction’s House return with sophomore album.

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:22 PM (PST)
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“Who made Hell… Hell made Who…” – “I Was Never Good At Meth,” CORRECTIONS HOUSE

 

CORRECTIONS HOUSE will unleash their long-anticipated, sophomore full-length, Know How To Carry A Whip, this October via Neurot Recordings. Darker, denser, and more despairing than their 2013-issued Last City Zero predecessor, the nine-track, forty-five-minute audio apocalypse was captured by the band’s own Sanford Parker (Minsk) and recently institutionalized minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury, in Vietnam. The record boasts a guest appearance by Negative Soldier and finds CORRECTIONS HOUSE – which features the fiery lineup of Parker, Fairbury, Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) — at their most punishing, painting electronic mosaics of deviance and decadence with brushes made of bristles of the damned.

 

Immersed in experiences of longing and loneliness from the depths of their collectively decaying hearts, each movement contained within CORRECTIONS HOUSE’s Know How To Carry A Whip reveals a new, unsettling sentiment of danger, paranoia and looming defeat. An underlying theme of confinement and release bridges each track. Atmospheric and haunting; hypnotic and pulsing, songs writhe and wither, decay and peel. Distorted, doomed and oft static sodden, discordant and tribal, twined around Williams’ unassailable manic street preacher prose and intermittently juxtaposed by the smooth, cradling sounds of Lamont’s lingering saxophone, Know How To Carry A Whip is at once bleak, grey, glacially devastating and metaphysically cathartic. “The music is simultaneously suffocating and freeing,” expounds Kelly, “but it also has the energy of a whirling dervish.”

 

In a rare, lucid skype transmission from the mental facility in which he currently resides. Fairbury further elaborates of the production, “the songs typically originate from the loops and beats that are generated from Sanford, then the skeleton of riffs are built by Scott and Bruce. Mike IX adds his profound observations and I do the final production. These new songs are far more developed and fluid then the first record. There is a prevailing groove that dominates.”

 

(Fairbury, who was missing briefly last year, obsessed with seeking clarity and understanding beyond Who, What and Why we are to ultimately expose The Truth, continues his downward spiral towards madness and despair. Allegedly plotting an elaborate escape, Fairbury plans to rejoin CORRECTIONS HOUSE in their systematic propagation of auditory abuse later this year.)

 

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Fear Factory

L.A. metallers Fear Factory are preparing to hit the road in Europe later this month.

The band will be touring in support of the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album Demanufacture.

Vocalist Burton Bell and Dino Cazares commented on the tour:

“If you had told us in 1995 that we would be touring ‘Demanufacture’ for its 20th Anniversary in 2015, we would have said ‘YA RIGHT! GET FUCKED!’ The years have flown by in colourful and adventurous memory. 2015 has arrived, and Fear Factory WILL be performing ‘Demanufacture’ in its entirety for the very first time for the UK and Ireland fans in December. We are very excited to perform this seminal album for the audience that made ‘Demanufacture’ a legendary success.”

Check out the tour dates here.

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“Too little, much too late/given how far we’ve fallen” – from “Future Man” by Author & Punisher.

Melk En Honing from one man industrial art war Author & Punisher is a major statement from the belly of the beast. Like dispatches from the dark corners we won’t look at until they rise up and the streets burn, the repression of love, the elephant in the room growing bigger, Melk En Honing is a fierce and magnificent display of ingenuity, texture and noise music from mastermind Tristan Shone.

From the Atari Teenage Riot kind of recent  comeback album to Youth Code to Hateful Abandon to Crown (France), there is a cool upswing of industrial influences seeping back into extreme music. Shone, however, is one of the few artists to get full on Shadowrun with it and build his own machne/musical instrument/practically cybernetic enhancements. It’s managed to have Shone embraced by more than one scene with Phil Anselmo championing his work as well as fans of indie music who can manage an audio scare from time to time, ala early Swans.

It was awesome to digest the new, exhausting and killer follow up to Women & Children. My favorite track might now presently be the single “Shame”, a dirge to match plenty of the Godflesh classics Tristan (as well as myself) is a big fan of. Imagine if Howard Jones (80’s guy not ex-Killswitch singer) went crazy in a lab and started building Marvel Hulkbusters as musical instruments and you kind of are on track.

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New Noise in France compilation features 37 bands

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:28 AM (PST)

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A digital compilation available on spotify, itunes, Deezer, Napster, Amazon, etc. Streaming & Download with 37 French bands (Math-rock, stoner, psyché, synth-wave, shoegaze, cold wave, black metal, post-metal, garage…), is being released. My friend Olivier Drago at Noisemag.net sent me the heads up. www.arrachetoiunoeil.com/ did the very cool, kinda post-punk compilation artwork and anything music related Olivier is associated with from journalism to events to music is always very well executed.

New Noise s’est associé à Believe Digital pour réunir 37 groupes et artistes français sur la compilation« New Noise in France »disponible dès aujourd’hui sur toutes les plateformes de streaming et de téléchargement (ICI).

Du black à l’electro en passant par le noise-rock, le post-punk, le garage, le post-metal, la pop psyché, le sludge et le shoegaze, un bon paquet de (sous-)genres sont passés en revue. Alors oui, votre groupe préféré n’y figure peut-être pas, ni celui de votre cousin… Nous-mêmes n’avons d’ailleurs pu inclure qu’une petite partie des artistes frenchies qui à notre avis valent le coup (manque par exemple Papier Tigre, Verbal Razors, Carpenter Brut, Pitbulls In The Nursery, JC Satàn, Balladur, Etienne Jaumet, Decibelles, Hightower, C R O W N, I Love UFO, Sofy Major, Ma Cerise…). Vu la bonne santé de la scène indé française (qui n’a jamais été aussi productive, même dans les 90s), impossible d’être exhaustif. Notre choix s’est donc porté sur plusieurs incontournables que new Noise défend depuis des années (Marvin, Jessica93, Cheveu, We Insist!, Zëro, Year Of No Light, Basement, Pneu, Electric Electric, Blut Aus Nord, Blackstrobe, Dirge, Cobra…) et quelques nouveaux arrivés ou groupes actuellement sous les feux de l’actu (Ni, Piscine, Marietta, Hangman’s Chair, Watertank, Trésors, dDash, Dead, Milan, Blackmail, Forever Pavot, Oiseaux-Tempête, Future…).

On vous laisse découvrir le tracklisting complet plus bas, écoute et téléchargement par ICI.

Release Party au Trabendo le 1er août avec Perturbator, Warsawwasraw et Future.

Toutes les infos ICI

Disturbed return with “Immortalized” album

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:01 AM (PST)

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After a four year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return with their sixth studio album, entitledImmortalized, to be released August 21 through Reprise Records.  Lead single “The Vengeful One” is out now, along with the accompanying animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci, and Immortalized is available for pre-order everywhere today. The upcoming release follows 2010’s gold-certified AsylumDisturbed‘s fourth consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and the group’s subsequent four-year hiatus, which gave members David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] the necessary reprieve to make this imminent and deliberate return.

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Fear Factory’s “Soul Hacker” lyric video released

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 12:26 PM (PST)

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As a long time Fear Factory devotee I get a weird mix of excitement and worry when they release something. I’ve honestly liked all their records and think even Transgression gets a bad rap, just needing a better mix (“540 000 Degrees Fahrenheit” is a dope song, c’mon). Mechanize was the best thing they have done since the mostly decent Archetype or the classic line up days, but while it was a very good record song-wise, The Industrialist  didn’t have the human machine drumming a Hoglan or the true FF thronesman Raymond Herrera made such a special part of the band’s sound. Even when The Industrialist sounded cool I just couldn’t get over it as a longtime Herrera fan.

Well, the new song features drummer Mike Heller who is a solid player. The new song “Soul Hacker” feels a bit like a return to the underrated Digimortal sound, really choppy and groovy  with some borderline Nu moments but  nothing too embarrassing. Burton C. Bell really excels on this kind of stuff where he has some room to really flex his vocal styles. The single is from pending record Genexus (a coincidence the title is similar to the new Terminator reboot?), and while I don’t think it’s gonna be the next Demanufacture I am definitely going to be picking up a physical copy again this time. Stoked Tony Campos (Static-X, Prong) is in the band now too, though this cover art is their worst.

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