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NWoAHM Memories: Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Chimaira (Photos)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:24 AM (PST)

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Listening to NPR discuss Massachusetts racial history today and the Jason Sokol book All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics From Boston To Brooklyn as I pull up the photos photographer Matt Slater graciously assembled for this live piece. Looking at Chimaira, Shadows Fall and God Forbid in metal splendor, I can’t help but feel like the better examples of geeks, thrashers and artists are ahead of the pack at times when it comes to acceptance. Shadows Fall’s greatest album, The Art Of Balance, has a title alone that is  good metaphor for the way to walk and interface with people in life. Hey, we all lose our heads sometimes ( remember when powerhouse drummer Jason Bittner yelled at Halestorm for the Grammy Win, hahah?)… But most of the time I think it is awesome we can have an underground that supports a diverse spectrum of people. When I’m at a show inclusiveness is second nature, though of course there are always some knuckleheads who just came to fuck shit up.

That said, I think overall the mark of metal core and NWoAHM is way more positive than negative. We’re going into a new Congressional period with people who don’t want to listen and want to obstruct. Scott Walker and other hobgoblins don’t care about workers, in my mind. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul or Rubio are as uneven, creepy and selective in memory as I am a fan of Kyuss. Bridgegate was appalling, NJ.  But in the underground we have a voice to help people and communities shook by Fegusson’s exposed wound! To cheer on when New York State chooses to improve definition of consent on college campuses! To just get out there and fucking rock and have a good time with OTHER PEOPLE! Look, it aint that all cops are bad or all black people are criminals. It’s about empathy for the suffering of other human beings.

Anyway, looking at these photos Slater gave us, I can’t help but feel pride and energized by what these bands gave us all. From energy to words to vision. Fuck off, haters. You aren’t constructive.

Click HERE for the shots.

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Unearth debut super metal “Guards of Contagion” track

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:31 AM (PST)

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Real gassed up about the new Unearth record Watchers Of Rule. Just been one of my favorite bands and so consistently great for years. But the newest track is really, really good. Just loving the tones and killer, slightly looser feel of the song but such signature Unearth elements as well. Goosebump shit.

Hear the track and order everything HERE.

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Watch heatseeker’s Black Crown Initiate’s first ever music video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 1:32 PM (PST)

Black Crown Initiate seem to be the band everyone is talking about lately and deservedly so. I actually went to the local FYE and bought The Wreckage Of Stars today to support their first week sales because I really believe in what this band is doing. Gruff vocals that still have substance over style, murderous drum precision and guitars that paint the sky red. Check out the hype HERE.

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R.I.P. Chimaira

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:37 PM (PST)

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Chimaira are no more. Haters can step off, cuz these guys were around a long time and did some awesome stuff over the years. This sucks.

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Black Label Society debut “Angel Of Mercy” Official Video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:47 AM (PST)

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Black Label Society have released a great video for heartfelt and  world weary ballad “Angel Of Mercy”, easily one of the best new BLS tunes in awhile. Black Label Society’s latest scorcher is CATACOMBS OF THE BLACK VATICAN and is in stores now!

The contemplative video, complete with a great solo on a double neck axe, was directed by Justin Reich and can be viewed HERE.

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Black Crown Initiate signing news, band in studio

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 4:10 AM (PST)

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Black Crown Initiate have signed to eOne Music, great news for Metal Rioters who, like me, feel stoked whenever they hear news on this up and coming powerhouse band. plans to release an all new LP later this year. The band got their first big break as the openers for Behemoth.

“eOne is the ideal home for Black Crown Initiate,” says vocalist James Dorton. “This was not without careful consideration; and with them behind us we’ll be able to bring our music to you in the best way.”

Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, is firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) working with producer Carson Slovak on their debut LP. The effort will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed Song of the Crip,pled Bull EP they released last year. The band managed to get the attention and more than a few nods in the press, most notably landing on the “Albums That Will #$@&%*! Your Face Off in 2014” list released by Metal Sucks throughout the year. They touted the EP as a “rare beast that’ll both catch your ear on first listen and keep getting better and better each time.”

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Black Label Society to tour with Wovenwar and Kyng

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM (PST)

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Well, this is an unexpected but cool bill. I wouldn’t peg Wovenwar and BLS as the most likely of tour mates, but if the BLS biker crowd have an open mind they may dig what Wovenwar can dish out, though they have way more melodic tendencies than Black Label. Kyng I am not really familiar with.

With the highly successful REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS TOUR coming to a close at the end of next week, Black Label Society have announced the new batch of dates in support of their latest LP Catacombs of the Black Vatican. Tour dates will kick off in Cincinnati, Ohio at the famed Bogart’s venue and run through the first week of August. Earlier this month, Black Label Society made their network television debut by performing their current single “Angel of Mercy” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, seen here.

Click HERE for the new tour dates

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High On Fire begin work on new opus

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM (PST)
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California rock giants High On Fire have begin work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The globally-celebrated group — guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz — have convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA, with early reports indicating the band’s new material to be both “epic” and “sonically huge”. A winter 2015 tentative release date via eOne is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, which has been hailed as “not for the faint of heart ” by The New Yorker and “a fantastically constructed bloodbath” by Entertainment Weekly.”Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record,” states Pike. “It’s a crazy project and I can’t really explain what it’s all about just yet, but we’ve been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level.”

“Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like,” adds Kensel. “Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea.”

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Zakk’s Blue Bullseye discovered in Chicago Pawn Shop

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM (PST)
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On March 14th, Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar was stolen from his tour bus in Chicago during the Experience Hendrix show at the Chicago Theater. It turned up at Royal Pawn, a Chicago area pawn shop that is the setting of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn reality TV show.

A more detailed report on the guitar’s discovery can be read in a yesterday’s story in the Chicago Tribune.

Black Label Society have been announced as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, May 6.  The band will perform Angel of Mercy from their recently released album Catacombs of the Black Vatican, which debuted at #1 on the Independent, Rock and Metal charts and #5 on the Billboard 200.

Zakk recently took part in the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS, paying tribute to long time friend Dimebag Darrel by performing In This River.” 


Catch Zakk Wylde on tour with Black Label Society, and special guests Down, at the FOLLOWING SHOWS.

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Fit For An Autopsy announce new singer Greg Wilburn

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:31 AM (PST)
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This from the FFAT boys Facebook:
It only took 7 years, but Fit For An Autopsy has inevitably been “Nate Johnsoned”. If you know anything about his past you know that we were left with with out a singer, at the worst possible time. So with out anymore bullshit or banter, we are happy to welcome Greg Wilburn (oblige, the devastated) to the Fit For An Autopsy team. We will be doing all the tours that have been announced, Including New England Metal and Hardcore fest and all the shows surround it. #natesfuckingoutgregsfuckingin
Glad they didn’t get derailed by this, cuz they are a killer band. Good luck, homies.
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Pop Evil “Torn To Pieces” video released

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM (PST)

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Hard rock schmoozers Pop Evil have debuted a new video via Loudwire for “Torn To Pieces”. Watch the new video HERE.

“Torn to Pieces,” their third single going top 5, was directed by long time director Johan Carlén.

The song deals with the loss of loved ones, something everyone is bound to go through. Digging up the past can be very difficult. Losing someone close to you has a healing process, and I choose to do it through this video.” – Vocalist Leigh Kakaty

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BLS debut new video for “My Dying Time”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:45 AM (PST)

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Black Label Society have made their coolest video in awhile. The brand new clip for “My Dying Time” can be seen through VEVO and was directed by Justin Reich of The Antimatter Studio. While the recent “Overlord” video was hysterical, the current BLS video shows the band’s trippier, darker side to great effect. It really captures a lot of the Black Label experience that keeps fans coming back for more. The video is also notable for featuring awesome newcomer to the BLS ranks, Mr. Dario Lorina (ex-Lizzy Borden, Jani Lane band). Seriously, this line-up kills!

Check out the new video HERE.

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Pop Evil collab with the one and only DMC for ACC basketball

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:31 AM (PST)

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POP EVIL, joined by legendary artist DMC of RUN-DMC, will open each ACC NETWORK telecast of the 2014 ACC men’s basketball tournament. POP EVIL‘s #1 single, “Trenches,” has been remixed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and will be featured in the opening video montage to lead into each game.

“POP EVIL and DMC have collaborated on an impressive song that really embodies the energy and passion of the ACC Tournament,” said RAYCOM SPORTS producer DAVE BARRINGER, who created the opening sequence. “‘Trenches’ focuses on the power to control your future, which translates well into the teams fighting their way to the prestigious ACC Championship. By customizing the lyrics, POP EVIL and DMC have captured the growth and change of the ACC Tournament and the teams, from 1954 to the present.”

Click HERE to watch the collaboration. It sounds pretty 00’s but is still fired up and good for this kind of B-ball thing. And ya gotta love DMC.

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Pop Evil shoot new video for “Torn to Pieces”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM (PST)

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Radio powerhouse POP EVIL have shot a new music video for their current single, “Torn to Pieces,” that’s quickly climbing up the charts. Directed by Swedish veteran director Johan Carlén, this will be the band’s fourth video installment from their highly successful LP, “Onyx.” Frontman Leigh Kakaty adds this heartfelt comment:

“There’s nothing more haunting & torturous to the human soul than the feeling of losing someone close to you without saying goodbye.”

The band launched a social media initiative using Instagram surrounding “Torn to Pieces” late last week. Since the song deals with the loss of Kakaty’s father, fans are encouraged to upload their own photos depicting what the song means to them. Fans have been tagging Instagram photos with #petorntopieces since its launch and the collection is ever growing. The band is overwhelmed with its success and encourage fans to visit their official site and keep it up!

POP EVIL is on their way to a yet another chart topping single with “Torn To Pieces.” The song has gone from being #1 most added to #13 on the Active Rock chart in just 5 weeks. The band has already seen a career shattering two number one singles off of their latest LP, most recently with “Deal With The Devil” and first with “Trenches.”

As can be expected from these veteran road dogs, POP EVIL just wrapped up an intense run with STONE SOUR and have headed over to Europe for their first full run off of U.S. soil with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. We can expect to hear about more touring in the states very soon.

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Crowbar announce “Symmetry In Black” album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM (PST)

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If you are like me then you kind of spend most days of your life waiting for news about Crowbar. Like Ice Cube once said…Today was a good day. The riff lords will release an all new full length called “Symmetry in Black” on May 27th, 2014. Their tenth studio LP, it is also the 25th anniversary since the inception of the underground institution. Seriously, if you don’t like Crowbar you are a fucking pussy. As soon as I am done typing this I am gonna go blast “Slave No More”.

Kirk weighs in with this comment:

 “We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all time high. We are 100% ready to get this Juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again. CROWBAR will not be stopped! Crowbar is my heart and soul. The music is a part of me that I am extremely proud of. It’s an amazing feeling to be putting all of my energy & focus into something that I created 25 years ago! We are extremely excited to release our 10th full length & to bring the riffs to as many people as possible on tour. See you on the road!”

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