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The Body and Full of Hell team up on new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:34 AM (PST)

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Rhode Island sludge fiends The Body and Maryland grindcore hell-raisers Full of Hell have teamed up to release a new album One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache.

One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache will be released on March 25 via Neurot Recordings.

Check out the track listing for the album as well as a teaser video here.

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Holy crap?!! Could this tour be any more stacked with characters? This is one helluva great line up.

Notorious southern metal outfit WEEDEATER have announced the first leg of this two-part North American headlining tour. This first leg begins on March 14, and travels across the South and Western US. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

WEEDEATER are touring in support of their new album Goliathan. The band are streaming ‘Goliathan’ here. Goliathan is available across various CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Neurosis prepare to enter studio

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 6:44 PM (PST)

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Oakland post-metallers Neurosis are preparing to enter the studio to record the follow-up to 2012’s Honor Found in Decay.

In addition to recording their 11 studio album the band is playing three 30th anniversary performances at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom. Neurosis also has a few European dates planned.

Check out tour dates here.

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Love Sex Machine to release ‘Asexual Anger’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 4:39 PM (PST)

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French doom metallers Love Sex Machine are preparing to release their first album since 2012, Asexual Anger.

Asexual Anger will come out via Throatruiner and Lost Pilgrims Records.

Check out the tracklist for Asexual Anger here.

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Wrekmeister Harmonies announce tour dates; release new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 4:13 PM (PST)

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Chicago doom metallers Wrekmeister Harmonies are heading out on tour this February in support of their album Night Of Your Ascension.

They will see support from Bell Witch and will join Pallbearer for a few dates.

Night Of Your Ascension is out now via Thrill Jockey Records.

Check out tour dates here.

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Walking Bombs, the solo/collaborative project of singer/music journalist Morgan Y. Evans (also of hard rock band GET OUT., ex-Divest) has released the second single from pending full length debut Know You’re Wild via Bandcamp HERE.

“The song “snow globe” was partly inspired by that band G.L.O.S.S. or War On Women, bands who have spoken out against small minds or objectification and started putting that back into the scene,” Evans says. “I play a few roles in the song and switch voices. It’s like grunge meets doom with Ozzy harmonies. The engineer and I were really into Sub Pop stuff growing up and so we wanted to include at least one really grungy song on this album. You can hear my dog barking at me when I really start screaming.”

The song “snow globe” features Evans on bass and vocals and is the heaviest song on the record, which features everything from indie-garage to acoustic emo to ballads to a weird hip hop track and some spoken word.

“I was always a fan of Beck’s Mellow Gold , The Melvins’ Stag album or Beastie’s Check Your Head where you had no idea what the next track would sound like,” Evans says. “I played some instruments on this album as well, which was rad because in 20 years I’ve mostly just sung. Nowadays people know me mainly as a writer though. But I’d like to change that. This record Know You’re Wild was mostly myself and engineer Jay Andersen of the noise rock band Surmiser bugging out in the woods with weird gear, though other guests are on it as well like Nate Hall of USX fame and Brian Goss of The Noise.”

As far as future plans Evans adds ,”After Know You’re Wild and some stuff from my main band GET OUT. I am doing another Walking Bombs EP that draws from different influences like Julian Cope, Sunn O))) and Nick Cave. That’s gonna be a lot weirder and probably heavier than some of the singer songwriter stuff on this first album, but with like baritone, storytelling vocals. The band name is basically about how I have been trolled by assholes over the years for depression issues and the name is not explicitly about terrorism, certainly not for shock value. I’m a bi sexual music journalist and very inclusive person. I know the name offends some people and it feels weird to be releasing this after the Paris killings but you have to be able to discuss why people become extremists or have mental illness or the effects of intolerance, for example. Stop separation and killing each other or attacking one another. So the band name is kind of a fuck you to that and a rebuke to people who have called me a loose cannon.”

Album Review: With The Dead – “S/T”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 10:51 AM (PST)

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After Cathedral’s monumental swan song The Last Spire, easily one of the best
doom records and farewell records in the history of metal and a huge win for
post 00’s true heavy metal, many wondered if we would hear Lee Dorian’s raspy,
unique voice again. The high wizard of Rise Above Records has returned much
sooner than some may have expected with the new, less active band With the
Dead, featuring fouding Electric Wizard rhythm section Tim Bagshaw and Mark
Greening.Their new S/T record is excellent.

This was a huge year for doomy, sludgy, stoner bands-especially those on the
more extreme side. From Demon Lung’s A Dracula‘s groovy but bewitching might
to Crypt Sermon’s classic sound to Hooded Menace’s death infused slime sludge
to Lucifer rising and proving we’d still have Gary Jennings of Cathedral’s
mighty talent in the scene as well! Hearing Dorian intone ,“Illuminate this
cosmic heart” on With The Dead’s “Crown of Burning Stars” is more than a
simple pleasure in life. If you love the real history of metal, this album
will hit you like numerous super hard birthday punches from your best mates.
It’s all there for doom fans. Haunting, occult samples to rattling, room sound
drums with cutting cymbals to bulldozer riffs at ponderous tempos from beyond
the grave, your mind will drift to brink of the edge of outer space with
Dorian narrating like Lewis Carrol’s mad hatter was an undertaker and Master
of Reality was mandatory listening at your funeral. “I Am Your Virus” features
some cleaner passages on guitar and great use of space, but the majority of
the passages on this album are crushing, doomy yet melodic and fully
charred like a dying, still smoking caldera.

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Album Review: Sunn O))) – “Kannon”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:51 AM (PST)

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Pre-order Sunn O)))‘s Kannon HERE.

Sunn O))) are a band where you show up for the experience. Be it live immersion ritual or the banquet of movements that tend to make up their diverse (to the keen ear) yet droning records, the band are purveyors of the finest sonic wines when it comes to the intermixture of textural arrangements. Listening to the band at times can be like travelling through some symphonic cave of feedback, strings, half heard voices and grasped for revelations. It’s very much a fight between the headiness of the music and being removed by the overall overwhelmng body impact of the tones.

New record Kannon is not as complicated in construction as the massive Monoliths & Dimensions, an admittedly towering achievement of a record. That said, Kannon‘s “goddess of mercy/perceiving the sounds or cries of the world” philosophical and spiritual facets are a refining of many elements that have been present in the group’s aesthetic for awhile yet, as the band admits in the press release, more figurative than their usually more subjective records. “Kannon 2” howls like “Boris” by the Melvins was slowed to a 4th of it’s already famously ponderous speed and no drums were involved, instead letting some of the biggest rung out riffage in the band’s recent years swallow the whole world before semi-Gregorian sounding chanting cements the vibe. It could have been an instrumental but you feel caught up in the presence of the whole.

The wonder of this record is that you don’t always have time to question if they could’ve added or taken away at times because you are too distracted feeling it. “Kannon 3” is 11:26 of ear ringing that shows this drone approach can still compete with the Prurient fans and noise/ industrial types for impact.  With Kannon it comes on like a fake didgeridoo of wall of guitar distortion, ringing out with a solitary,slight twang and natural control you might expect from Duane Denison, yet doomy as fuck. No member or collaborator overshadows.

Another album that runs welcome and counter to the brainwashing meme culture and prison-like pop format chatter of the general public’s limited scope of conceptual ideas.

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Stop what you’re doing and check out “Look At How The World Has Made A Change” from Canada’s newest amazing musical export   BIG|BRAVE.

Then when you are done you should read this interview we did on the band’s awesome new Southern Lord release Au De La HERE.

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The exceedingly harsh collaboration N.V. between Gnaw Their Tongues and Dragged Into Sunlight is streaming at The Quietus HERE ahead of Friday’s Prosthetic release.

Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick was on board to produce the record along with Tom Dring (whom previously has worked on several DIS releases, including 2012’s “Widowmaker”).

 

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Sunn O))) reveal “Kannon” artwork and more info via Angela Lafont Bolliger

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2:16 PM (PST)

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Preparations continue to be made for the release of SUNN O)))‘s upcoming LP, Kannon, this December. The album will see its release via Southern Lord Recordings, and this week the album’s cover art and preorder options have been issued.

Consisting of three self-titled pieces of a triadic whole, the roots to SUNN O)))’s new album trace deeply into the sessions of their 2009-released Monoliths & Dimensions LP and very recent collaborative recordings with Ulver (Terrestrials, 2014) and Scott Walker (Soused, 2015), culminated and fully realized this year. Recorded and mixed with SUNN O)))’s close colleague and co-producer Randall Dunn at Studio Litho, Aleph and Avast!, Kannon is as always composed around the immense guitar and bass interplay of founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson, and includes performances by long term allies and collaborators Attila Csihar, Oren Ambarchi, Rex Ritter, Steve Moore and others.

The literal representation of Kannon is as an aspect of Buddha: commonly known as the Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: 觀音菩薩) amongst a plurality of other forms. There is a rich lineage behind this idea tracing back through many Asian belief systems, with as many names and cultural personifications of the idea.

Some new insight from artist Angela Lafont Bolliger on her inspiration for the creation of the sculpture for Kannon’s cover artwork has been issued:

“I was working on a visual concept inspired by Gian Lorenzo Berninis “Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” (a life-sized Italian baroque sculpture in white marble) and had shared a short description about this project. I took a great interest in the conceptual thought behind the album…

 …SUNN O)))’s compositions are minimal but intensely sculptural in depth and detail. This was my inspiration and it was important to me to transcend that idea into the sculpture I would create for the album artwork. Stephen and I both loved the idea that this sculpture could be something really ancient, like a comet – yet also indefinable and timeless…

 …I started with an intense research of Guanyin, the imagery, the history, and immersed myself completely into the subject. I then put together a very detailed presentation of ideas… we came to a unanimous decision and went for an idea of “the abstraction of the God of Mercy”. It started by sculpting different black reflective materials, which I then combined with ancient rocks and crystals allowing the surface to be rich and to be viewed as something unseen – an undulating form representing Guanyin’s many hands and heads..

 …Highlights were the creation of the sculpture, different materials with versatile textures and creating a tactile object, a sensuous, meditative process. During the photographic shoot of the sculpture, every glossy highlight and detail was amplified. Rotating the sculpture a completely different form would emerge through the lens. This is what fascinates me in art – creation can surprise and transform.”

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Lament Cityscape announce US south tour with Take Over And Destroy

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:04 AM (PST)

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Oakland doom upstarts Lament Cityscape are prepared to drag you down a riverbed.

In support of their debut LP The Torn Lament Cityscape are preparing to tear it up across the south with Arizona’s Take Over and Destroy.

Check out full tour dates as well as The Torn and a video for “Pale Hands” here.

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I know most of you are bummed about the fuckin’ Mets losing Game 2. Mebbe this’ll cheer ya. I said I’d wait til Halloween to post the last song on the Metal Riot CREATURE HONEYMOON Bandcamp comp, but I lied.Here it is…track 15! Geezer‘s awesome as fuck Frankenstein stoner rock jam of tiumph “To Build A Monster”. Big thanks to Pat Harrington and everyone involved in the track for getting this on here. This comp was a blast to put together. Happy Halloween 4ever!!! Thanks to all 14 bands and everyone who made this happen.

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FACT: High On Fire/Crowbar tour is heavier than other tours.

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:20 AM (PST)

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Universally celebrated, heavy metal power trio HIGH ON FIRE has announced U.S. tour dates in support of its new album, Luminiferous. The trek will launch on December 10 in Nashville, TN and will feature support from New Orleans’ sludge kings, Crowbar.

It s a good thing Conan is not on this tour as well or it might actually crack the planet in two.

HIGH ON FIRE tour dates w Captain Kirk BELOW.

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Especially when it is slower music, there has to be a feel there. You can’t
fake it. There’s just not enough notes in there to trick anybody otherwise. –
Mike Scheidt

Yob are heading out on a headliner with Black Cobra in tow as main support but with possibly the sickest batch of city to city support acts…ever?

It was a thrill to talk again with Mike Scheidt for the second time since writing for this site and recap their recent tour with Enslaved/Ecstatic Vision, why it is cooler when bands develop a unique sound and more.

Check out this chat with one of the best sonic artisans in Metal or music in general BELOW.

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