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Song Of The Week: Fallujah’s ‘The Void Alone’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:24 AM (PST)

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Fallujah‘s new tune is flat out incredible. The production sounds better than the last record while retaining the guitar creativity and epic scope. The lyrics and arrangement, overall songwriting and clean vocals from Tori Letzler also simply smoke most bands in their genre. This song will pull you right in.

The new record Dreamless is out April 29th. Get super stoked.

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Slayer tease “You Against You” video, start tour Friday

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:08 AM (PST)

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Slayer are back with as much vitriol as Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 getting ready to kick the shit out of one another. The “You Against You” teaser features airplane wreckage, some gunfire, Paul Bostaph beating the shit out of his kit and a sort of Krokus post-apocalypse vibe, if thrash. I can dig it.

Even old guy Slayer rip the heads off most younger, stupid metal bands. And especially more prog death core butt rocker bands.

I will always stand by that.

Tom Araya had your back but it’s no use, scene kids.

Tour dates and teaser video  below.

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Album Review: Anthrax – “For All Kings”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:56 PM (PST)

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Anthrax are back with For All Kings, the hotly anticipated and very well assembled follow up to Worship Music. They have added another jewel to their crown with this one.

From the start it is superior, even though Worship was a solid return to form. Not only do we get to hear what Jonathan Donais can REALLY add, the whole thing just sounds better sonically than pretty much anything the band has done prior. Plus, peep that Alex Ross artwork! Another very memorable and amusing cover!

“You Gotta Believe” is good enough to carry the record by itself, but the rest is no filler. Still, the opening rager (after the build up intro track) is a future classic that finds Belladonna sounding modern and in full command. It is one of Joey’s best performances in a long time and a fair match for the best of John Bush, despite me having a big love for The Sound Of White Noise era. The sense of nostalgia is because we all grew up with these guys but the songs are more than some mere retread of past victory. Melody, fiery battle charged riffs and great unison sections beneath red hot leads…pure Anthrax glory.

“Monster At The End” has a big elbows in the pit stomper riff with some superb leads again over the top. The vocals are crystal clear but gritty and Frank Bello’s bass rumbles like the Running of the Bulls. Pure headbanger’s delight.

Benante also needs to be commended as his solid backbone and well placed accents are perfect. He has his Anthrax team player hat on fully but gets to do some great signature rolls, speed up parts and flat out cuts loose as we all want in other parts.

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Deep Cuts: Hatebreed

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM (PST)

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Make no mistake, it was truly Hatebreed who broke metalcore open wide to the younger generation. While bands like Biohazard, D.R.I. and most famously Suicidal Tendencies popularized crossover and great bands like Unearth, All Out War and, say, Earth Crisis , Chain Of Strength or even Emmure also went as heavy, only perhaps newer Suicide Silence or KSE has connected to people across the spectrum of metal and hardcore to persevere with such a focused message of “You can pull through.”

We are stoked for The Concrete Confessional and wanted to give the guys some love.

Now that Pantera is perhaps irredeemably stained for some and other people, as much as they like Slipknot, can’t get over the grown men in jumpsuits and masks thing (I personally love Slipknot), who is still here that can unite the tribes with such force? Five Finger Death Punch are too goofy or conservative for many people, despite great big riffs and groove. Thrash is cool and probably the overall most popular style of metal ever yet some people want even heavier than the Lamb Of God style hybrid. Well, guess what? We still have mighty Hatebreed. This band went from Satisfaction… days to fucking opening for KISS (at least I think Frank told me they did when I interviewed him in Poughkeepsie once for Crusher).

Anyway, Hatebreed are always powerful live. I have never been let down by one of their shows, ever. Not to mention Matt Byrne is one of the friendliest dudes and the whole band genuinely live to spread a good message and get the Led out, so to speak. Unity above the bullshit.

Fuckin’ represent with these 3 Hatebreed DEEP CUTS bangers! Remain Steadfast!

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Sludge duo Mantar from Germany sign to Nuclear Blast

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:53 AM (PST)
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Northern Germany’s infernal extreme metal duo, MANTAR, will release their Nuclear Blast debut Ode To The Flame worldwide on April 15th.

 

Comments the band of the offering: “The title Ode To The Flame is chosen in tradition of the debut record, Death By Burning to maintain the cleansing power of fire as the key theme. Fire is able to reset anything and will erase this planet one day from any plague that’s been around. Furthermore it’s obviously an ode to passion and iron will. Ode To The Flame isn’t dramatic, it’s drastic. By all means. We discussed the possibility of having no cover at all,” the band continues of the minimalist cover art shrouding Ode To The Flame, “We kinda liked the idea of boycotting the need of any so called ‘art’ which bands try to get people’s attention with. The theme of the record is so one-dimensional and obvious that we decided to skip artwork and just put the title on the record to make it look more like an old book. A manifest, a challenge. We don’t want people to speculate about any meaning. The meaning is clear: kill, destroy, fuck shit up.”

 

Watch the official in-studio video teaser as well as a teaser of the track “Era Borealis” AT THIS LOCATION.

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Song Of The Week: “Gravity” by Fleshgod Apocalypse

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:40 PM (PST)

12240114_10153629172856878_5461132264488191250_nFLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are one of the more cunningly revolutionary bands in heavy metal, fiercely symphonic and yet darker than most. The new track from the band was enough to make me pause a Firefly marathon for a swan dive into one of the coolest lyric videos I’ve seen in awhile. Veins full of gold dust, ancient books, greed and just all around awesome lyrics like “in delerium I obtain my obscure desires” make this a very absorbing adventure.

Another very worthy addition to the band’s growing symphonic death ball of fire which shall soon engulf the world.

“I feel the weight of metal.” Indeed.

It’s the attention to details, killer musicianship (including leads), strong yet navigable extreme vocals and a hint of madness that puts this band so far ahead of most of the pack.

Watch the captivating lyric video for the brand new song “Gravity” from the band’s upcoming opus KING, out worldwide on Feb. 5th –nuclearblast.com/fleshgod-king.

Receive instant download of the songs “Gravity” and “The Fool” with your album pre-order at
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Holy Grail debut “Crystal King” at Revolver.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 1:27 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles-based shred quintet HOLY GRAIL present a new offering from their highly anticipated February 12 release, “Times of Pride and Peril” for your listening pleasure. The band have partnered with Revolver Magazine to debut a lyric video for the stirring new single “Crystal King”!

Take a listen HERE .

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Cradle Of Filth’s The Inquisitional Torture Tour starts next month

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:49 PM (PST)

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No fucks given, longstanding UK tyrants CRADLE OF FILTH, will return to North America next year on the Inquisitional Torture Tour 2016!  January 26th through March 8th marks the journey, hitting twenty-seven cities. Support will be provided by the crowd movers in Butcher Babies and the mind blowing Ne Obliviscaris from Australia. Seriously, I am just getting into the latter’s Citadel album and it is completely rewarding and multi-faceted. Tickets are now available at THIS LOCATION.

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Agnostic Front to hit Mexico in January, 2016!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM (PST)

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Agnostic Front are heading to Mexico!

NEXT Month MEXICO!!!! Early in January!!!!!! See you in the pit!!!!

January 8, 2016 Mexico City @ Cosa Nostra

January 9, 2016 Monterrey @ La Tumba

January 10, 2016 Guadalajara @ Foro independencia

 

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Slayer announce U.S. tour with Testament and Carcass

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:19 AM (PST)

slayer testament carcass tourThrash metal icons Slayer have announced a U.S. tour with Testament and Carcass, which will take place in February and March of next year. The dates and locations are below.

Slayer released Repentless, their first album in six years, last September on Nuclear Blast. Testament are currently working on a new album, which will be their first since 2012’s Dark Roots of Earth, while Carcass last released Surgical Steel in 2013.

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Top 5 Metal Videos of 2015

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 1:51 PM (PST)

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In the basically post MTV age people pretty much have to search for music videos unless they are forced down our throats like “Hotline Bling”, but it means that in more underground musical chambers there are still some really cool things being done. Whether as incentive to wow ever fickle blog culture based fans or because artists just feel like they are supposed to make music videos, the following 5 clips really kicked ass and went the extra mile to create a special experience for fans.

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“This is the modern world. We don’t need no one to tell us what’s right or
wrong.” – The Jam.

The Jam’s 2nd album came out in 1977, but we still could relate to the
sentiments expressed in the title track to The Modern World today. It is very
interesting to me how the 80’s and early 90’s seemed the decades of the greatest “shock
value” or censorship battles and today we still have moralizing pundits and morons like
Donald Trump or fake christians who denounce people as trash or sinners yet
support racist platforms or heinously compassion free social positions.

At the same time that we live in an age of gamergate and twitter battles
against “the evils of SJWs”, we have morphed into a culture where Nothing’s
Shocking– not because of conjoined topless twins with their heads on fire or
whatever titillated in the early rock alternative days when Jane’s Addiction
popularized the phrase, but because any carnival barker like Trump gets
absorbed into the overall white noise (even when they lead the headlines).
Thus you can seemingly say anything as long as it bleeds and leads and yet the
deeper contextual meaning is lost, ramifications be damned. Like George Bush
literally lying out of his ass about the Iraq war constantly, for example.

So what I’m saying is, God bless John Oliver or Pussy Riot for injecting some content back into the mainstream. Or a band like death metal’s Jungle Rot who released the awesome Order Shall Prevail this year, which looks at issues like marshall law.

We live in a time of a glut of pop and even political desperation. Politicians
will say anything to get elected. Pop stars are rewarded for portraying edgy,
co-opted looks and styles but towing the corporate line.

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Album Review: Sacred Words EP by Suicide Silence

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 10:43 PM (PST)

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When I first wrote about “Sacred Words” when I reviewed You Can’t Stop Me in July 2014 I knew the track was brutal. So I’m stoked that Suicide Silence released a single for it.

Check out my full review of the EP here.

Album Review: Novelists – “Souvenirs”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:38 AM (PST)

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Novelists from Paris are not a tribute band to the works of Sartre or -even better- Boris Vian (who once devoted much of a book to describing a piano that could make specialty cocktails depending on what notes you played). No, the young group are a progressive metalcore band full of attack, djent and busy guitar parts, albeit with some solid melodic parts to set them apart from the bands who only scream over this style. I will go on the record and say it is not my favorite sub genre of metal as I find regionalism tends to go by the wayside and make many of these bands near indistinguishable regardless of country of origin (Exist Immortal, Rise Of Doom, We Came As Romans all kind of sound more or less the same to me despite being good at what they do). Heck, even black metal really has many bands that adhere to form. My bias works in the band’s favor here as Novelists still have a lot to grab ahold of the listener’s ears (even a primarily stoner rock fan like me).

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Suicide Silence details EP

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1:23 PM (PST)

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California based extreme metal titans Suicide Silence will release a digital only EP entitled Sacred Words on October 23, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The EP features the single “Sacred Words” as well as various unreleased tracks, including three live tracks taken from the band’s RockPart Festival performance on August 9, 2015 in Hungary.

“We are dropping a digital EP with some sick live tracks and much more,” commented guitarist Mark Heylum. “Get your fill of Suicide Silence with this release of Sacred Words dropping October 23! I said goddamn!”

Sacred Words digital EP track list:

1. Sacred Words
2. Inherit The Crown (live)
3. Cease To Exist (live)
4. Sacred Words (live)
5. Sacred Words (We Are Strong Remix)
6. Sacred Words (instrumental)

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