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Coal Chamber and Ministry team up on aggro new single

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:41 PM (PST)

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Coal Chamber are the ghouls of Nu Metal Groove and Ministry are the most undead of Industrial Metal hybrid Bands (with all due respect to departed guitarist Mike Scaccia). The pairing of the Dez and Al friendship on wax is a song called “Suffer In Silence” that has the rolling wall of intimidating groove that made Nu Metal so popular but here any cheezy elements are more of a camp, as the witty style of Coal Chamber paints a story of midnight walks and Al Jourgensen brings his persona and karma to bear down on the track like the old pro he is. Hell or high water, this was gonna rock in some way.

I like Coal Chamber best when they have this sort of dry drum production with just good crunchy guitar and some effected vocals, I believe. Most people prefer their second album Chamber Music, my least favorite (except for the Peter Gabriel cover with Ozzy).

Check out the collaboration with Al Jourgesen  BELOW.

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Deep Cuts: Megadeth

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:16 AM (PST)

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“One of the columns I was excited to have you involved in is our Metal Riot ‘Deep Cuts’ series. I’d like you to do MEGADETH!”

That was the line that stood out to me when I got my welcome to the Metal Riot world. I was on my lunch break from my day job inside a Stewart’s station when I got this message and in my joy, let out a very loud “OH FUCK YEAH!!”, much to the displeasure of a woman and young child sitting at the table next to me. I can only assume her displeasure was because I get to listen to a lot of MEGADETH and call it ‘work’, and she can’t. Really, there is no other logical explaination I can come up with. MEGADETH has been one of my top favorites for as long as I can remember, so I really was excited to be asked to write about them. I got into the band while collecting movie soundtracks as a kid. “Go To Hell” from the Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey soundtrack was my introduction to the band, but “Angry Again” from Last Action Hero is what really snagged my attention.

So now, I’ve got the impossible task of narrowing down the band’s 30 year career of killer tunes down to only 3 cuts. We all know the mega-classics. “Trust”, “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”, “Symphony Of Destruction”, “Peace Sells”, etc. have all been staples in the band’s setlist for years. I wanted to pick out some tunes that don’t seem to get as much love. Obviously, I had to leave out a ton, so gems like “44 Minutes”, “The Disintegrators” and “Die Dead Enough” will have to wait until we do another write up.

For what 3 songs made the “Cuts” snarl and sneer HERE.

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Jesse Leach teases new Killswitch Game Of Thrones track “Loyalty”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM (PST)

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Jesse Leach of KSE keeps that PMA and got fans pumped today with a preview of new Killswitch. The lords of Metacore are part of a new Game Of Thrones mix and wrote a song for House Martell from the show and books, the southern kingdom of intrigue. You can hear the preview HERE.  It features the house motto of “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” in the chorus, which honestly sound like KSE lyrics already, haha. I am huge Killswitch fan and it sounds good, though The Sword still get most points for their GoT song from Gods Of The Earth about taking the black from before HBO even had a hit.

 

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Korn, Slipknot cover Beasties

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 6:13 PM (PST)

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VIA KORN‘S FACEBOOK.

This just went down at the Wembley Arena here in London! Korn and Slipknot just rocked the house playing “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys
Photo by Tony Adams
#Korn #KornTour2015 #PrepareForHellTour #Sabotage

For footage see BELOW and have some fun with it!

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Machine Head’s “Now We Die” video is kinda epic, kinda 90’s

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM (PST)

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Machine Head‘s new Bloodstone & Diamonds has proven to be one of the best releases in the long running act’s history. Heck, I honestly am not sure if I have enjoyed any of their albums more and I’ve been into metal for about two decades now. “Cast off the shackles of the past,” sings Rob Flynn as the band grooves hard and even embrace a moody string section on the intro and chorus. The video is pretty good, though not as good as the song itself. The visuals kind of have a Metallica in the 90’s “Until It Sleeps” trying to be weird thing going on before a bunch of gas masked Bodom fans (joke) come along and shoot the guys. But yeah, this record kicks total ass and I’ve gotta find a way into their upcoming NYC date. No thrash band of their high-profile size released anything nearly  as good this year, in my opinion (no offense to Exodus, I just prefer the Rob Dukes-era stuff).

Check “Now We Die” out here and don’t look back. Can we petition for Flynn to have a Game Of Thrones cameo now?

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Stream Machine Head’s new album right now!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM (PST)

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As the “Eleanor Rigby”-esque start to this monster becomes audible, emerging from a quiet darkness, you can’t help but feel anticipation build. Machine Head’s latest Bloodstone & Diamonds is streaming now and was worth the wait and extra work that went into it (which forced them to cancel a tour with Children Of Bodom). This is Machine Head all the way, through and through – even if the title sounds like a variation of “Diamonds & Rust”. “Killers & Kings” is maybe my favorite number, a hard charger with an almost Prong feel to the attack. Check the new jams out HERE and get pumped. Every time you want to write him off, Rob comes back harder than ever. This is heavy metal!

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Metalcore’s true kings Killswitch Engage tore through the Halloween weekend with several shows including a stop at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY. The intimate venue is a sick room to see a band who can fill and fire up much larger venues. Photogs Matt Slater and Richie Bilyou caught some of the action amidst a killer set of songs from the band’s whole career plus a Misfits cover (“Halloween”, of course). I swear that every time I put on Disarm The Descent the world seems a lot more manageable. That album is colossal. And Jesse, nice PMA on the t-shirt, buddy? Lmao.

Click HERE for more.

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Stream Knotfest now!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM (PST)

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If you need your metal fix this weekend – and you know you do, then you have no better place to look than the livestream of Knotfest!

With the likes OTEP, Carcass, Testament and of course the KNOT themselves playing throughout the rest of today – there is an eclectic mix of metal to smash your face to!

Stream Knotfest here!

Check out the schedule for the rest of the weekend here.

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Slipknot “Killpop” or sing it?

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM (PST)

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Slipknot are once again the most discussed and debated band in metal. Somehow they manage to do it every time. New song “Killpop” came out today and again it proves Joey is missed but that the band can still write good tunes. Corey Taylor is the most interesting thing about this other than the really cool riffing at the end, but it is a fine addition to the band’s legacy. Still, this vocal is more performing pop than killing it, until the screams and distortion start. Between this and “XIX” it seems like the band are taking some cues from older NIN here and there.

Check it out here.

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John 5 special video message

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 4:35 PM (PST)

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Outer space production genius guitar lord John 5 has a special video message for fans you can  check out here.

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Slipknot announce The Prepare for Hell Tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 3:48 PM (PST)

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Iowan metal legends Slipknot have announced that post-Knotfest they will be hitting the road to decimate North America with their own special and ever evolving brand of metal.

Supporting Slipknot on this outing will be the nü metal powerhouse Korn. Opening the show each night will be King 810.

Slipknot’s 5th studio album .5: The Gray Chapter will be available on October 21.

Check out the full list of tour dates here.

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KoRn’s new video for “Hater” is not for ‘bators (or bullies)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:19 PM (PST)

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Korn have popped up with a David Yarovesky directed/produced clip for “Hater”, an anti-bullying vid  from righteous recent slab The Paradigm Shift. It is one of their most topic driven tunes since “Clown” or “Freak On A Leash”.

Check it out here and get weird and freaky, just don’t hate – participate.

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Music Video: Opeth – “Eternal Rains Will Come”

Posted by SeanB on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM (PST)

Opeth_Pale_Communion_album_artworkA lot of metalheads are pretty quick to bash Opeth for the direction their music has taken over the last few albums.  They’ve gone from being one of the most amazing death metal bands ever to pretty much a straight prog rock band with a lot of other diverse influences as well.  I for one don’t care what you think and am totally on board with their current musical direction and really like their new record Pale Communion.  To mark the albums release (which was today so pick it up!) the band has released a very trippy video to go along with the albums opening track, “Eternal Rains Will Come.”  I’m not sure if this is the official video for the track or not but it’s pretty cool either way.

To check the video out click HERE.

Opeth released Pale Communion today under Roadrunner.  This is the follow up to 2011’s Heritage and heir eleventh studio album overall.  The band is touring Europe starting in October and hopeful they make it to North America very soon thereafter. For details on the European tour click HERE.

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Slipknot release new song “The Devil In I”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM (PST)

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Slipknot are back with a second song from their forthcoming album. It’s got this kind of killer Arch Enemy groove metal intro before Corey Taylor shows over an atmospheric verse why he is one of the most versatile vocalists in rock. And that chorus aint too shaby either, though it sounds a bit indebted to David Draiman (in a good way). Then the shit gets all semi commercial/faux-black metal with a whip cream flanger topping in the bridge. My verdict…Overall, this is knot going to suck- though Joey is very much missed.

Click HERE to check it out.

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Screen+Shot+2014-08-22+at+5.33.44+PMDream Theater announces Breaking The Fourth Wall!

Dream Theater will release Breaking the Fourth Wall: Live From The Boston Opera House on September 30th. The performance was filmed at the Boston Opera House featuring very special guests from the Berklee College of Music orchestra and choir. Be sure to pre-order the webstore exclusive Blue-Ray & 3CD set with a poster!

Click HERE to check it out.

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