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Islander release video for “Casket”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:02 AM (PST)

Nu groove punks Islander are my favorite younger band in the rock scene going on a few years now. They just fire on all cylinders, don’t play the seventeenth stepped on version of breakdown core you’ve heard way too many times and manage to put their own spin on any genre they dip their fingers in. Each of their releases works with the next but also has distinct characteristics to mark that era.

The band have just released a new video for “Casket”, the last clip from recent speaker buster Power Under Control. You can watch the black and white clip, filmed on NASA grounds, HERE.

My only issue with the video is that I can’t imagine singer Mikey actually burying anyone like that because he is a really nice dude! Haha.

The video comes as ISLANDER prepare for some intimate club shows before joining the ‘Summer Of Serenity Tour’ alongside Korn, Stone Sour and Baby Metal. Check it out!

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Song Of The Week: Lola Black’s “Dead To Me”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:39 PM (PST)

Denver’s Lola Black recently released a catchy hard rock song “Dead To Me” that is sure to be an anthem for the band’s fans.  With footage from Higher Elevation Rock Festival and KBPI Car Show last summer, the “Dead to Me” video was produced by Negative4 Productions. The band will also be re-releasing their EP Till Death Do Us Part via The Label Group on the same day as “Dead To Me,” May 5th, on iTunes and all other online retailers.

I dig Lola’s vocals. Kind of reminds me of if Alannah Myles fronted an early 00’s influenced hard rock band but with a lot more snarling grit to her voice to go with the smooth hooks. This is almost certainly going to be a band to watch if they keep up the production value on the videos. Best of luck to them.

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Former Nothingface singer Matt Holt dies

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:54 AM (PST)

A big shame for groove metal fans today as we learn that Matt Holt, ex-Nothingface singer, passed away on April 15th. While he was estranged from some of his former band mates, the particulars of that don’t outweigh that he was a big talent and rocked hard on some killer albums.

I remember my old band DIVEST was really influenced by the group’s Violence album, a ferocious record top to bottom and full of difficult screams and cool harmonized melodic passages that influenced some of my own style along with Alice In Chains. As a singer I def admired the range of Holt and that even people who only liked screaming couldn’t dismiss him because he could also really scream his head off. Glad I got to see them rip it live once opening for Pantera. I still think “Bleeder” fucking rules. RIP.

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Raven Black premiere new video at Revolver

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 5:42 AM (PST)

Alt Metal L.A. spooky groovers Raven Black have premiered a new video “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars” over at Revolver HERE. The song comes from the theatrical group’s recent Seven Sins EP, which found the band working with esteemed producer Ulrich Wild and is set to be followed by a full length this year. The band dip their toes into the pool of West Coast Nu Metal ala Coal Chamber meets Suicide Squad visually but also have a punkier sound going on that fans of, say, One-Eyed Doll or Jack Off Jill will certainly be likely to dig. Check ’em out!

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World Gone release “Feed The Machine” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:09 AM (PST)

Florida nu/groove metal band World Gone have released a video for “Feed The Machine”, kind of a post-apocalypse bunker broadcast for metalheads. Fans of Mudvayne’s spazzery, early Slipknot or American Head Charge will likely enjoy this rage infused eyeball tincture, a remedy to clear your vision. I like how the band logo kind of reminds me of the Decepticons.

“Feed the Machine” is a story of human enslavement and the struggle to find a way to finally be free. Afraid of death, future loss, injury, and imprisonment, the majority of humans have become easily controlled and dominated by the powerful few. The greatest resource in history has not been gold or oil, it has been the extortion of other humans. You can’t get a hen to lay more eggs by threatening it but you can get a human to give you his eggs by threatening him. Human fear farming has been the most lucrative trade of all time and even now continues to feed the evil plans for domination of the universe by the bloated, power mad, and greedy Human Coercion Machine. – World Gone

Yes, we can all agree the only good human coercion machine is a dildo. Anyway, resist.

 

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Kylesa to release “Live at Maida Vale” for Record Store Day

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:00 PM (PST)

Savannah’s genre-defying (and much missed) heavy rock group KYLESA will see the release of Live at Maida Vale Studios as part of Record Store Day 2017. ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ captures  KYLESA’s February 2014 BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session in its entirety, and has never been commercially available before. The session was recorded with BBC DJ Daniel P. Carter for the BBC program “Rock Show with Daniel P Carter”.

The track list for ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is:
1. Quicksand
2. Long Gone
3. Don’t Look Back
4. To Forget

‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is a one time pressing of 1500 12″ LPs, 1000 CDs, and 150 cassettes and will be available on April 22 2017 at independent record stores worldwide. A full list of confirmed Record Store Day special releases and more can be found here.

Maida Vale Studios is a complex of seven BBC sound studios in London.The historic set of studios have seen musical performances dating back from 1946 to the present. Past performances have include music from legendary rock icons such as DAVID BOWIE, LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and many more.

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Great news! 3 years no booze today. Seems like good day (haha) to finally re-release my 00’s Kingston, NY band Antidote 8‘s TRUE FORM record plus 2 NEW SONGS “Tower of London” and “Just Try”. Thanks to Dave Daw and Robert Kelly for shooting me the tracks!

RIYL Tool, Van Halen, Clutch, Iron Maiden, Chevelle, etc.

Rebecca Vernon of SubRosa guests on “Settle Down” (she cut the vocals around the same time she was doing No Help For The Mighty Ones, more or less).
Drums on “Just Try” and “Tower Of London” by Jordan Childs.
Lead vox on “Just Try” by Adrienne Nixon (I love how tight we were getting at harmonizing towards end of the project).

Hopefully some of you will enjoy these tunes and the truly insane guitar solos of Eric Nixon. We had some good times along the way, including shows with Thou, Dio Disciples, Black Tusk, Steve Brown of Trixter, Painmask and Joey Eppard of 3.

Original EP tracks engineered by Jay Andersen at Darkworld Studios.

https://antidote8music.bandcamp.com/album/true-form

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My Epic “Memoir” music and ‘Viscera’ tour news.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 4:19 PM (PST)

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“Memoir” is the second single from My Epic’s upcoming release “Viscera”, out on May 6. Don’t forget to pre-order with limited vinyl and apparel options in our online store.  Or pre-order on iTunes.

My Epic will be touring in support of “Viscera” from April 29 – May 21.  Click here to check out all of the tour dates.

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Album Review: OTEP – ‘Generation Doom’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:08 PM (PST)

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Back in 2013 when I wrote about Hydra it was thought to be the last album we would see from metal poetess Otep Shamaya.

We now know that this isn’t the case. OTEP is preparing to release Generation Doom on April 15 via Napalm Records.

Check out my full review of this latest tome of brutal honesty from the ever-candid Shamaya & Co. here.

OTEP streaming ‘Generation Doom’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 10:38 AM (PST)

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Los Angeles metallers OTEP, led by the fearless Otep Shamaya, are preparing to release Generation Doom on April 15 via Napalm Records.

OTEP is currently on the road in support of Generation Doom.

They are receiving support on the tour from Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf), September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin.

Check out tour dates and stream Generation Doom here.

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OTEP debuts new track “In Cold Blood”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles heavy metal queen OTEP has released her newest track “In Cold Blood”.

“In Cold Blood” comes off of the upcoming album Generation Doom which will come out on April 15 via Napalm Records.

In addition to this new track OTEP has announced the “Generation Doom” Tour which will see support from Lacey Sturm, September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin.

Check out “In Cold Blood”, “Lords of War” and “Zero” as well as OTEP tour dates here.

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Devour The Day release “Step Aside”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:50 PM (PST)

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Tennessee alternative rockers Devour The Day have released the song “Step Aside”.

“Step Aside” comes off the band’s upcoming album S.O.A.R.

S.O.A.R. will be released via Razor & Tie on April 1.

Check out “Step Aside” and Devour The Day tour dates here.

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Stadium shaking head movers Linkin Park have announced they are giving away Hybrid Theory for a limited time with Google Play in thanks to fans.

Our first album, Hybrid Theory, was made with all the love, passion, and naïveté that an artist can give to their first recordings. We are humbled and grateful that it has been embraced so widely, and we still find it hard to believe it became the biggest selling rock album of the century. As a thank you to our fans, we’ve partnered with Google Play to give you Hybrid Theory for free. –Linkin Park

Get it HERE.

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Soulfly, Suffocation and Battlecross to tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:43 AM (PST)

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Good morning, ragers. Today’s news might seem a bit schizo, as Soulfly, Suffocation and Battlecross don’t seem at first like the most similar of bands, but they are all touring together and it is sure to be a memorable and awesome trek. I’m listening to Death Angel’s classic “Why You Do This” from the Frolic In The Park re-issue right now and thinking about how metal is really for all kinds of people, so to me this tour seems refreshing rather than a “get people in the door by any means” gambit. Heck, these days bigger bands need to stick together anyway as it not only gives fans more but it is expensive to tour. And it is cool to show more death metal types the groove of Soulfly or the spastic thrash attack of Battlecross can also be cool or for Suffocation to destroy people not used to a band that heavy.

Abnormality and Lody Kong are also along for the US batch of dates, which you can see below.

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Deftones announce tour dates for Spring

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:14 AM (PST)

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Taking a break from watching that surprisingly funny Netflix show Love to tell you kids that Deftones have a bevvy of upcoming shows (including a SXSW Spin showcase date avec CHVRCHES). I for one am stoked to hear more of GORE, despite Deftones own guitarist not seeming as keen on it in recent comments as the rest of the band. He probably was exaggerating his displeasure at the current direction however, since for the last 4 album press cycles or whatever Stephen Carpenter has been saying he loves Meshuggah in practically every interview.

What has always made Deftones great (and why I particularly love the S/T record best) is their variety but ability to also still deliver the heavy. As long as they don’t transform into Team Sleep (which would be odd since Deftones were in full swing first) there is room for Deftones to keep their experimental and pretty side flourishing.

Anyway, these dates are sure to feature a variety of tunes for fans of different eras. Dates below.

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