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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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Interview: Author and Punisher – “Melk En Honing”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 3:51 PM (PST)

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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.

Read our discussion below.

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New Noise in France compilation features 37 bands

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans 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.

Find out more BELOW.

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Fear Factory’s “Soul Hacker” lyric video released

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans 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.

Check the new tune out out BELOW.

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Industrial Revolution: Heavygrinder x Threat Signal

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 10:03 AM (PST)

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Our friends in Heavygrinder have collaborated on a track with Threat Signal’s singer Jon Howard. HG comments “Break Free is coming out June 8th, as a Beatport exclusive for two weeks, on our very own label, Onfyr Records. It’s actually our debut release and it also marks the beginning of Heavygrinder as a duo. What that entails — besides being two people in the studio — is a revamped live performance that we’ll hopefully bring to the road later this year. But you’ll have to wait to know more!”

For Jon Howard’s involvement she tells me “He wrote the lyrics, came up with the vocal melody and recorded all the takes himself. It was the easiest collaboration possible — he loved the instrumental we sent him from the get go, and we loved the vocals he sent us back just as much. The instrumental took about a week to compose and produce with another for mixing and mastering after we got the vocals. On Jon’s end, it was about a week to get a nice little folder with all the amazing vocal stems ready to rock!”

“Break Free” drops next week, but you can preview it here!

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Prong “Black Hole” European treck looms

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:18 AM (PST)

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In “I wish this tour was Stateside” news, the industrial groove metal institution Prong are touring Europe and HARK is one of the bands in tow. Hark used to basically be Taint and both of those bands are/were incredible sludge metal with technical bursts. I’m not familiar with Steak Number Eight but it’s a horrible band name and idea (you’ll have a heart attack). Regardless, this tour is going to kick ass and Prong’s latest covers album Songs From The Black Hole will be interesting as well.

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The Browning tour with Alesana, bring the ruckus

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:18 PM (PST)

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Electronic metallers THE BROWNING have announced a US tour supporting North Carolina rockers ALESANA. The tour kicks off in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 3rd, with the final show taking place on May 3rd in Dallas, Texas.  Also joining ALESANA and THE BROWNING are CAPTURE THE CROWN, CONQUER DIVIDE and THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT.

I for one think The Browning take risks and have fun energy, so I root for them and similar spirits Exotype to really evolve with time like Linkin Park did but retain their heavy elements. I think it could be a really good thing. Enter Shikari or 36 Crazyfists  are already there, just bands in their own ballpark.

Don’t miss THE BROWNING on tour with ALESANA at the following shows BELOW.

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American Power Trio PRONG is getting ready to release an album of cover versions, putting their distinct spin on an array of tracks originally recorded by artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Adolescents, The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü and Neil Young.

Tommy Victor: “Prong is very excited about the upcoming release of our new record, Songs From The Black Hole, and equally excited about the artwork and packaging! Since the record explores Prong’s roots musically and geographically, this needed to be expressed visually and this was attained. With the help of our art director Mike Lopez, the theme of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change that prevails in the music has been brought to the surface in images. Since much of Prong’s origins come from a place of abandonment, we feel our new album artwork fully reflects this sentiment. I think one can get a grip of the hard hitting, dangerous sounds inside from a glimpse of the packaging of  Songs From The Black Hole. We certainly hope you enjoy this latest release, inside and out.“

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing the album as CD, LP and in all digital formats in Scandinavia on March 25th, in Germany on March 27th, in Europe on March 30th and in the USA on March 31st 2015.

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Corrections House postpone rest of U.S. tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM (PST)

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Due to vocalist Mike IX Williams’ exhaustive touring and recording schedule these past years, a doctor’s strict orders for rest, vitamins and general physical recovery has been prescribed, and it is with deep regret that CORRECTIONS HOUSE has postponed the last few remaining dates of the Writing History In Advance US tour.

 Notes Williams in an official statement: “Overwork, nonstop travel, overexertion on stage and poor eating habits will eventually grind you to rubble. I need a bit of time to heal and repair my wounded body and mind.”

CORRECTIONS HOUSE released their Writing History In Advance recording, a menacing testament of sonic decay captured live in Los Angeles earlier this year. The release is available as a CD digipack via War Crime Recordings at THIS LOCATION and digitally HERE. The band’s newly recorded, as-yet-untitled sophomore offering will be released in 2015 along with a brand new round of live infiltrations to be announced next year.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE features IX Williams (EyeHateGod) alongside accomplices Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) Sanford Parker (Minsk) and minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury. The collective released their Last City Zero debut via Neurot Recordings last year. Produced by Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum and Nodferatu’s Lair, Last City Zero is the audio end product of government conspiracies, societal ruin and psychological decay.

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“It was a group decision to do things this way. It seemed right.” – Bruce Lamont.

Corrections House have a new live album coming out with the satire drenched scorpion stinging title of Writing History In Advance. The band, featuring members of Neurosis, Yakuza and more, perform harsh industrial noise paired with dystopian poetry and real world trench warfare waged on the creative front lines at the edge of society’s dismal  reasons and broken moral compass.

Get about three minutes into the band’s video for “Hoax The System” and embrace the Godflesh “Wound”/noise mantra jazz of it all and be blown away. That is a good place to begin.

Bruce Lamont is a tower of musical talent and it was very good to pick his brain about the band’s current tour, live sound and development.

Click HERE  for the chat and tour dates…and brace yourself. Before or after the crash, this band is hell or high water 100% real.

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Corrections House did an awesome Neil Young cover

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:49 AM (PST)

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Corrections House, the just enough cooks in the kitchen musical genius collabo between members of Yakuza, Neurosis, Eyehategod and Minsk have covered “Cortez The Killer” by Neil Young HERE. This in advance of a short winter tour. I will have a few new posts on this band over the coming weeks including an interview up after Thanksgiving, so stay tuned!

Click HERE for tour dates.

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Fear Factory in the studio

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:54 AM (PST)

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As we count down to Thanksgiving there is more to be thankful for than just Keira Knightley’s recent fantastic non-photoshopped topless photo that should bring about world peace. Yes, Fear Factory are entering the studio again. One of my all time fave bands, I support the current line-up (though like most people the classic line-up is my favorite). It will be cool to hear human drums on a FF album again, as The Industrialist had great songs but the human machine percussion element was missed. I get that they wanted to embrace the mechanical concepts in different ways and they have always had industrial elements to some degree, but it’s always been cool that they had drummers who seemed like robots.

Anyway, the band posted this update via social media:

Day 1 tracking live drums with Mike Heller . Rhys Fulber Producing, Mike Plotnikoff and Damien Rainaud engineering

Once more into the cyber metal brink, boys. Hopefully this and the new Terminator movie will kick ass.
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Interview: Exotype – Future Metal War Zone

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM (PST)

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Exotype are exporters of metal as quick to transform through shifting shapes as the Transformium in Age Of Extinction. The band have been busy since their Rise Records S/T debut first started pummeling ears, though ironically early effort “Rise” from the band’s older release  Emerge is cool as well. The band bring a whirlwind of production, dubstep and synth elements and crushing heavy parts paired with great vocal and instrumental hooks and neo-organic/machine sounds. They really did a great job, with manipulation of sounds fans of Suicide Silence, edgier-Linkin Park, Korn, Gemini syndrome or Threat Signal will all eat up.

“Relentless” with Ronnie Canizaro first sold me but the rest of the record quickly had me into this aspiring and ready for the front lines bad ass band.

All questions were answered by Rob Walden, guitarist. Click HERE for more.

TERA WRAY STATIC: RESPONSE TO THE FANS AND FRIENDS

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:37 AM (PST)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 4, 2014) – The following is an additional response from Tera Wray Static to friends and fans that care about Wayne, as well as posts from Wayne’s peers that are negatively speculating on his cause of death.

“Today is my husband’s birthday and instead of celebrating his 49th year of life, we are grieving his short 48 years. It has come to my attention that many have questions and opinions about the cause of the death of my husband in which I now find is necessary to further respond.

 Wayne was not taking drugs, if anything he was a drinker, and did not OD. The autopsy will be done by this weekend at the soonest, however for some of the test results it will take up to 6 months to get the actual death certificate finalized. I hope that the results I am given will have some insight, but they told me what I will receive this weekend will be deemed incomplete until all tests are back.  

We can all have opinions as to why – We all know that both Wayne and I had abused narcotics with alcohol in the past, which I am sure took a toll on his body, heart and soul. We were packing to travel on tour and were to leave that night, but it was Halloween and we decided to leave in the morning with our animals. I wish we had traveled that night then maybe had he fallen ill we could have gotten to the hospital. I will never know.

I find it disrespectful to our families and myself for negative spins that are being posted. For Wayne’s music peers to take it upon themselves to make comment about us, when they are not part of our daily lives or know us outside of tour and music, just to grab a headline to get themselves at the top of the gossip page is disgusting. This is not about you or what you feel is your expert opinion on people you have no relationship with, so shame on you – Do not act like we liked your band either. Wayne was a good soul and he is gone – That is what we do know. Please show some respect to him and his memory – We thank all that have left kind and positive messages in support of this terrible time – I am sure Wayne misses you too” …… Tera Wray Static.

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