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Interview: Metatron talks The Wolves Of Avalon’s “Die Hard” 7″

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10:52 AM (PST)

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The Wolves of Avalon is the embodiment of the ancient British spirit, a reflection of a time past and of an age now demolished by the modern chaos that has erupted between the many religious and political factions that poison the cultures of the Earth. – Metatron

 

The Meads of Asphodel mainman, Metatron, has returned with his pagan black metal project, The Wolves of Avalon, and an all star cover of Venom’s old school classic ‘Die Hard’ featuring Mantas himself, Amebix’s Rob Miller (now of Tau Cross), Primordial’s Alan Averill and Sigh’s Mirai!

To say that I was excited about this is bloody well an understatement. The grit and attack here is nearly unprecedented until you remember the dedication to metal of those involved. Moonlighters go home. This will flat out kill the unfaithful. Die hard!!! Orders for true warriors are available HERE.

 

Read BELOW to find out what is going on with the band in the future and the genesis of this killer 7″.

 

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Dear Varg, I grew up reading D'Aulaires' Norse Gods and Giants, am very white Estonian/Welsh bi sexual male who loves Bikini Kill, hip hop and Bad Brains and my life is better for it. Also, my Dark Sun character from 1996 Sorrenus the Mul will fuck up any of your MYFAROG bullshit.

Dear Varg, I grew up reading D’Aulaires’ Norse Gods and Giants, am a very white Estonian/Welsh bi sexual male who loves Bikini Kill, hip hop and Bad Brains and my life is better for it. Also, my Dark Sun character from 1996 Sorrenus the Mul will fuck up any of your MYFAROG bullshit “warriors”. Matter of fact I bet Morrissey could even kick your ass in real life, even though he is old now.

I’m so fucking glad they hired Idris Elba to play Heimdall in the Marvel movies, hahaha.

Metal Sucks has been doing some great Varg posting lately, exposing more of
his kooky antics that are increasingly self-parodying. I guess you can’t
expect consistent mindfulness or a lack of xenophobia from a guy who burns
churches to get back at Christians for being intolerant and bitches about
Syrian refugees despite being such an obvious team player and expert on
sustainable economic models that he…killed a band mate. Talk about long term
economic goals, Varg! Seems to me like that’s a surefire way to ruin a band
dynamic.

Though everyone knows De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is awesome and that Mayhem’s
new Esoteric Warfare is not the same thing, it doesn’t need to be. “Trinity” is fucking awesome and that’s enough.

It is 2015.I’d rather support Mayhem now or the Fenriz types who work at post
offices and blog about metal and keep releasing masterpieces of the genre
without saddling us with all the extra baggage. It’s called evolution. Since
Varg seems to think his ancestors had that shit on lock and were the be all
end all, it’s no wonder he’s a bad expert on the subject (much like the anti-
evolution Christians whose digs he burned).

Plus, Kveldssanger by Ulver smokes Varg’s The Ways Of Yore, and they made that 2nd Ulver record when they were babies.

Oh, Varg also has recently released a racist role playing game.

Personally I always enjoyed Marvel Super Heroes role playing because it meant
I might “actually” get to bang Black Widow or hang out with Spider-Man. I had
a rebel Morlock who was a cat mutant named Lynx but liked using gattling guns
because of Predator. So yeah, that was when life used to be awesome. But I
never thought, gee…I wanna be a Klansmen who gets my ass kicked by Black
Panther and Luke Cage. No, I wanted to fuckin’ party with Blade and Morbius
The Living Vampire over some awkward red fruit punch.

All around cool dude and hard rock/power pop song machine Danko Jones had some
thoughts awhile ago on why Burzum as a casual t-shirt amidst CBGB’s and other
“brands” is a bad idea. In 2015 we often are about branding but is a Burzum
shirt the same as sporting a Tool shirt? No, not really. Listen to  Skálmöld instead for your Loki love.

I love music sometimes by people who I don’t agree with, such is life
(I still listen to Dissection, FYI. Not Varg but kind of suspect, being that
I’m bi and all). But homeboy Varg is even giving pagans and Norwegian metal a
worse rep lately and it’s just not cool anymore, haha.

A very dear, gay friend of mine who is an occult artist has a sort of guilty
Burzum shirt in his closet and I get it, cuz the music rules and Varg is
funny, to an extent. But he’s also petty and ugly, even if he is on his own
karmic path. We don’t have to shrug and fit him in somewhere between checking
out Myrkur and Adult Swim’s team up and cooking dinner. 

Yes, Myrkur is way more interesting these days
and oodles more relevant than this dusty Gollum fart Varg has become.
So here are some Norse influenced metal moments that aren’t going to make you
cringe , just like table top RPG’s shouldn’t have you wondering if the available “good guy” fair haired player races will all
start shouting ,“get the filthy muggles”...or some such. I’ve been known to rock
a “Die Orc” shirt, but without seeming cruel to orcs everywhere I think that’s
a shade different than what Varg and his (cough) troll supporters have aligned
themselves with philosophically over the years. I mean, I wouldn’t
automatically hate an orc if I saw one, but Varg is the equivalent of bitch
ass lieutenant of Morgul Gothmog saying “The age of men is over. The age of
the orc has come” if you, like, swap men with Jews and orc with “whitey.”

So let’s peace out Varg and pump these jams in the name of Balder instead.

Read it BELOW.

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Aosoth to release new 2 song EP

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:20 AM (PST)

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Aosoth are set to release a new EP!

After critically acclaimed “IV: Arrow In Heart” record took its toll on black metallers in 2013 and left an imprint on a great deal of year-end lists (inc. CVLT Nation, Stereogum, Popmatters, Heavy Magazine or Examiner.com), the French sowers of intelligent dark art, Aosoth, are coming back with a new EP, “IV”, slated for an October 23rd release on Agonia Records!

Recoded, mixed and mastered at BST Studio, the two-track EP will feature one new song and a remix from the last album, IV: Arrow In Heart.

On the new material, the band commented: “Third and last of three appendixes, serving as bridges between our fourth full-length record and the next”.

Cover artwork has been created by Somnyum.

The EP will be available in: black 10″ MLP, gold 10″ MLP (limited to 177 copies) and picture 10″ MLP (limited to 333 copies) only.

Tracklist:
Side A: “Broken Dialogue”
Side B: “Appendix C”

More info BELOW

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Song of the Week: Temple of Baal’s “Divine Scythe”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:37 AM (PST)

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Especially the last few years, Paris black metal terrors Temple Of Baal have arguably been one of the most fiery and inspired bands in black metal. New single “Divine Scythe” showcases so much of the darkness in this band that I love, from varied yet intoxicating guitars to war cries from a place of deep contemplation. And the solo over the slow plodding bridge is magnificent. “Divine Scythe” should be cranked by any self respecting metal head.

Mysterium is the title of their next full-length album, due on October 2nd via Agonia Records, and “Divine Scythe” is the first single to be released. The song, which features guest vocals by Georges Balafas (Drowning, Eibon, Decline Of The I) can be heard BELOW.

 

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Parisian Post-metal duo ALCEST has announced a fall North American headlining tour. The critically-lauded group, called “half-gauze, half-iron” by The New York Times, will launch the month-long trek on September 19 in Mexico City. The scheduled 23-city, major market jaunt will run through October 17 in Philadelphia, PA. Support on the ALCEST tour will come from singer-songwriter and visual artist Emma Ruth Rundle. ALCEST continues to perform globally in support of its most recent album, Shelter, which has been hailed as “capable of great feats of mood and beauty” by Pitchfork and “intoxicating” by Rolling Stone.

“We are very happy to announce that Alcest will tour in Mexico and North America in September and October of 2015,” comments Neige. “It’s been three years since we played in North America as headliners, so we are very excited to be back. Our support guest on this tour will be the talented Emma Ruth Rundle (Marriages, Red Sparrowes). Be sure to catch us on one of these dates!”

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Abigail Williams comin’ at ya on tour!

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:18 AM (PST)

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With ABIGAIL WILLIAMS nearing the recording completion of their forthcoming new album, the band has announced a West Coast tour.  Set to kick off July 11, the tour will hit fourteen cities before its completion in Seattle on July 27.  The tour announcement follows the recent release of the special 4-disc collection, From Legend To Becoming (Candlelight) available now in stores nationwide.  The limited edition collection includes the band’s three full-length albums, 2008’s In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns, 2010’s In The Absence Of Light, 2012’s Becoming, plus their debut ep Legend.

After a year off from touring and working on our new record, we are looking forward to getting in the van again,” says vocalist/guitarist Sorceron.  Continuing he notes, “we will be playing lots of new material from the upcoming release as well as our favorites from the past.”

Sorceron has been keeping busy the last year working on new material for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS as well participating in other recording projects – Lord Mantis, Missing – and serving as producer and engineer on other recordings.  He premiered early versions of two songs expected to appear on the new album via No Clean Singing last winter.  “Musically this album is very diverse,” he said.  “the overall vibe is way more negative compared to our last album.  Artistically this is the best line-up I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years.”

Dates BELOW.

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Mutilation Rites “Contaminate” with new video

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:33 AM (PST)
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Brooklyn-based black metallists MUTILATION RITES have unveiled an explicitly grim and dismal music video for “Contaminate,” a track from last year’s acclaimed release Harbinger. Directed and produced by guitarist Michael Dimmitt along with assistance editing from Mitchell Luna (Meruta), the video can be seen premiering on CVLT Nation HERE .

Dimmitt discussed the video’s creation process, stating: “Coming up with the concept for the music video for ‘Contaminate’ was quite simple. The subject matter of the song deals with impending doom of the apocalypse, radiation sickness, and the suffering that war brings about in general. We combined disturbing archival footage from atrocities committed in the last century with a live show we played at Saint Vitus, in Brooklyn, to create a visual aesthetic to match the bleak subject matter and overall feeling of despair that we attempted to create when we wrote this song.”

 

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NEW INDIE RECORDINGS WORLDWIDE ONLINE STORE OPEN NOW!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:48 AM (PST)

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Indie Recordings have a great new online store/outlet for you headbangers. Artists I love (and so should you)  like Audrey Horne, Integrity,Wardruna, Ov Hell. You can even get Hate Meditation stuff if anyone is still keen on Blake Judd’s music (I love his art despite all the personal controversies).

VINYL – CD – MC – SPECIAL EDITIONS – RARITIES

We`re thrilled to announce the launch of our new worldwide online store. 
The shop is operated by our good friends at Oslo`s NO.1 independent music store, TIGER. They offer great customer support to make sure you receive the best treatment when shopping with us.

Get your fix of Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk, Hardcore, Metal Core, Rock, Hard Rock and much more today! 

Click HERE to enjoy our wide array of diverse and excellent artists and enjoy our 30% discount offer on ALL titles for one week.

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Have a Goatwhore Summer!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM (PST)

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The spry lads of Goatwhore will be kicking up cloven hooves and ripping souls out at a stage near you, USA! This Summer the band is in full support mode for Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, which we gave 5 stars!

Dates BELOW (and support bands are fuck nuts awesome!)

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Agalloch and Helen Money dream tour for the Westward minded

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:18 AM (PST)

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Portland’s long-running dark, progressive metal collective, AGALLOCH, will kick off their eagerly anticipated Serpens In Cvlmination Western Hemisphere Tour MMXV next week. Set to commence on June 5th in Eugene, Oregon, the journey will traverse sixteen cities through nine states and two provinces, drawing to a close on June 20th in Portland. The band will be joined by very special guest, Helen Money.

Dates and music Beloweth.

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Swedish trio HYPOTHERMIA, comprising a member of Lifelover and Kall fame, are streaming their brand new album, Svartkonst, ahead of release date, which is set for May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America via Agonia RecordsSvartkonst is an instrumental fusion of black metal, post-rock and shoegaze, and can be listened to exclusively via the following magazines:

Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)
http://www.ztmag.com/blog/news/?p=24033

No Clean Singing (North America)
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2015/05/12/an-ncs-album-premiere-hypothermia-svartkonst/

RIYL Grayceon, Agalloch, Scorn, Pelican, Mogwai

Taake, Wolvhammer tour to obscure the East Coast in darkness

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM (PST)

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Norway’s Taake will step from the fog to tour eastern North America for the first time starting June 14 in Allston, Masschusett.  The tour, supported by our pals in the ever so nasty Wolvhammer, will visit 13 cities before its conclusion in Brooklyn on June 26.  These shows are seriously recommended for extreme music enthusiasts.

The complete list of dates for the tour is BELOW.

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Ereb Altor release new video for “Midsommarblot”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:06 AM (PST)

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Ereb Altor, one of the band’s in metal with the most consistently good material, have released a new video for the song  “Midsommarblot”. While the kids won’t be screaming out that song name at the dub step dance floors anytime soon, real metal heads will surely raise a glass of mead over their fallen brethren’s bloody corpses to honor them with this new musical oath to metal glory. The song is a new entry to the epic and slower side of the band’s material , which tends to either honor the more viking or sometimes fast side of Bathory fandom. That said, Ereb Altor’s saga-esque melodic vocals possess a bold strength all their own and their songs often offer keen insights with poetic lyrics and a yearning for something better than the modern world.

Watch the new clip BELOW! Keep the fire alive!

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If ambient doom music that swallows you whole is your thing you will want to check out this new LeChantFunebre collaboration Ghosts At The Deathbed from Neill Jameson ( – Vocals / Drums) , Jason Phillips (- Guitar), Jeff Wilson (- Guitar / Synth / Bass).

“We’d known each other for years and it just seemed natural to work together on something creative,” says Neill Jameson of the collaboration. “We’re very sardonic and negative people so it’s a very natural work environment to come up with something that’s emotionally very bleak.”

The EP is a forlorn yet inspiring odyssey that has a similar coldness in feel to Krieg‘s latest Transient (though much different music). We’re excited here at Metal Riot to premiere this official stream for you cold hearted snakes. It’s a thrilling and at times inhuman sounding descent into alienation that fills up and underscores the spaces between us in the inanimate, crumbling world (If you like the smothering ambient elements you’ll eat up Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow’s Ex-Machina soundtrack, incidentally).  Track 3 on Ghosts At The Deathbed– “Southern Facing Sign” is particularly  despondent and satisfying. As Steve Buscemi once said ,” embrace the horror.”

I’ve been listening to a lot of Mindrot again lately and, like those oft-forgotten geniuses, this LeChantFunebre stuff is unafraid to let synth and doom thumb wrestle. The results are a staggering yet humble monument to the organic struggle with life itself, made by three friends. I hope they’ll consider doing more in the future with this, as the atmosphere they’ve crafted is hard to let go of. Order it HERE.

Listen to the full stream BELOW and rise above…or sink deeper, if you prefer.

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