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Agalloch Announce US Summer Tour

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM (PST)

“We fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land.  We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess—across the night, eastward over the Plains…” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Oregon’s progressive / folk / black metal-foursome, Agalloch, have announced that they will be embarking on a US summer tour. Get the band’s official Facebook announcement and current tour dates here.

I don’t know about you but this news made me jizz in my pants.

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Show Review: Gilead Media Music Festival, Day 1

Posted by JDKleinhans on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:15 PM (PST)

Every day for the past five days I have sat down to tell you all about my weekend spent experiencing 15 hours of live, genuine metal from the hearts and souls of 19 bands. But how do you put into words one of the most unbelievable musical experiences of your life? I don’t think the mere words that I am about to put down will ever truly do it justice, but I will try my best.

The last weekend of April, 2012 had been a day I had been anxiously awaiting for months. It was Day 1 of the Gilead Media Music Festival and I was about to immerse myself in 2 days, 19 bands, 15 hours of live metal in its many varied forms. Adam Bartlett, the mastermind behind Gilead Media, has been busting his ass off for countless months to bring this unbelievable event to a small, relatively conservative community nestled in the bosom of the Midwest. This weekend was all and more than I ever expected.

Get the full Day 1 overview here. You can also check out our full Day 1 photo gallery on our Facebook page.

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Oregon blackened folk/doom legends Agalloch have revealed that they are not just releasing a new album in the near future, but that the album is already recorded and ready to go. They haven’t set a release date as of yet but promise to keep us updated via their Facebook page.

Agalloch are calling the album Faustian Echoes and have apparently made some kind of a photo album documenting the recording session. To read the full statement from the band click here.

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Gilead Media Music Festival Tickets On Sale NOW

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM (PST)

Prepare thyself for the most intimate of events where thou shalt partake in the glory and the majesty  of all that is doom, drone, sludge, and black. Heed the call and make the pilgrimage to the heartland of America (Oshkosh, WI) to join your brothers and sisters on April 28th and 29th in an unforgettable mass of heavy metal darkness.

Nashville’s funeral doomers Loss, true Baton Rouge droners Thou, the west coast’s lo-fi black metallers Ash Borer, Milwaukee’s doom-sludgers Northless, and many more are prepared to defile your ears and deface your flesh.

Get the full festival line-up and schedule here.

Tickets for the first ever Gilead Media Music Festival are on sale NOW! There are only 250 tickets available per day and are $40 for a weekend pass or $23 for a day (all ages event).

Get your tickets and further details right here.

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Chicago’s The Atlas Moth are one of the very best bands in the underground and synergy is their forté. Leaping tall genre boundaries in a single beer/riff, the Moth truly kill (listen to their Doors cover so I don’t have to explain). Several of the best records of 2011 came out on Profound Lore and “An Ache For The Distance” by The Atlas Moth is one of them (certainly in my top 666 for the year along with Gigan, SubRosa, Conny Ochs, The Haunted and USX). “An Ache…” captures the band’s love of noise and black metal AND really starts to capture the melodic expansiveness of their Deftones appreciating side. Grooves and grinding attack meet waves of psychedelia and hissing steam combined with sheets of brittle yet melodic black ice. It’s fascinating as all get out and to top it off they are some of the coolest dudes going.

Click here for an interview with Stavros of The Atlas Moth about the new record, doing things your own way, working with James Murphy and more.

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Band Spotlight: Nero Order

Posted by JDKleinhans on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM (PST)

Known for the trash metal boom of the ’80’s, San Francisco has since become an often overlooked metal scene. But when you have a band like Nero Order creating their unique brand of visceral doom metal you better pay attention. Champions of the DIY ethos, Nero Order’s “The Tower” is a completely self-funded and self-released album of 4 mind-crunching and sludge-faced doom metal that heralds to the days of old school Neurosis. Believing in the art of metal and not to eek out a profit, the band is sharing “The Tower” as a free download. So, download it, listen to it, and head on over to their Facebook page and let them know what you think of their elephantine rhythms, expansive and tragic melodies, moody and severe vocals, their simultaneously abrasive and consonant, dynamic, cacophonous sound that is academic in scope and violent in delivery.

“For I am I: ergo, the truth of myself; my own sphinx, conflict, chaos, vortex—asymmetric to all rhythms, oblique to all paths. I am the prism between black and white: mine own unison in duality.” – Austin Osman Spare

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Dark Castle is a duo consisting of singer/guitarist Stevie Floyd and drummer Rob Shaffer and as it was the case with their 2009 debut album “Spirited Migration,” their new album “Surrender To All Life Beyond Form” seems more the making of some crazed doomsday cult than a duo from Florida. Dark Castle is all about the exploration of musical space, rather than traditional track-after-track linearity. It is baffling how so much sound is generated with a line-up as shaved down as Floyd and Shaffer’s.

Read the full review here.

How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? I have found many a hidden gems and a few utter disappointments but there are few things greater in this world than gently cracking open the liner notes for the first time as the smell of ink and paper washes over you.

In the world of iTunes and Pandora, the art form that is the album cover is slowly dying. But we’re here to remind  you that in the world of heavy metal, the art of the album cover is alive and well! So each Tuesday we’ll present to you the best album covers of the week to declare what we all already know – Heavy Metal is art.

So welcome to another episode of: KICK ASS ALBUM COVERS OF THE WEEK!!! (insert blistering guitar shred here). Novembers Doom “Aphotic” (The End Records) dominated with 60% of the vote. The Gates of Slumber “The Wretch” (Rise Above Records) had a nice surge at the end to go from 11% to 27% over the weekend but alas, they just couldn’t quite catch up. So, congratulations to Novembers Doom and stay tuned for their return for May’s Cover of the Month voting in just a few short weeks.

But that’s so last week! Go and check out this week’s Top Five right here.


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Interview: SubRosa-Dark Phoenix Rising

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 5:32 PM (PST)

Utah’s SUBROSA have stunned the doom laden corners of the metal world with their latest release NO HELP FOR THE MIGHTY ONES (Out now on Profound Lore). This is music with a gorgeous ache to it that can impact you like a bluesy avalanche.  Earthy and real yet also fantastically surreal, SubRosa have set the mark high for 2011 and are reaping well-deserved critical acclaim. I spoke with Rebecca Vernon about the elemental power and themes of this release, working again with Magnus Devo Andersson (Marduk) plus collaborating with my band Antidote 8 on a song of ours recently (a huge treat for such a big SubRosa fan as myself).

Click here to read the interview.

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Album review: SubRosa – “No Help for the Mighty Ones”

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:26 PM (PST)

On “No Help for the Mighty Ones,” Salt Lake City’s SubRosa evokes powerful images of barren landscapes and grim deserts in a dusty western tone similar to the one that catapulted acts like Kyuss and Earth into lasting fame. Positioned somewhere between dark folk and thundering sludge metal, SubRosa creates spatial music with an unorthodox approach to instrumentation. Their lyrics, which revolve around restlessness, despair and death, could very well be the soundtrack to a Cormac McCarthy novel or even a remake of “Mad Max,” but despite this grandiose harshness and instrumental violence, “No Help” is an extremely beautiful sonic journey.

Read the full review here.

A Storm of Light Announce Tour Dates with Tombs

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9:04 AM (PST)

New York trio A Storm of Light are gonna hit the road with our friends in Tombs for a string of dates following the impending release of their crushing new album “As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade” to be released officially on May 17th from Profound Lore Records. These dates also surround the release of the new Tombs album, which is surely gonna slay as well which lands on June 7th via Relapse Records.

Get your tour dates here.

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Band Name Origin Wednesday: Agalloch

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 8:56 AM (PST)

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it and we bet a lot of you Metal Rioters are sick of doing the same damn thing. So, we’re pulling our sleuth gear out to bring these heavy metal mysteries into the light and every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back to bring you sweet revelation.

This week’s origin story comes to you from the Pacific Northwest where Agalloch has been creating its unique progressive, avant-garde, black folk metal sound for over a decade. Revelation awaits you here.

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Loss finish work on “Despond”

Posted by Josh on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:57 PM (PST)

After what feels like ages, Nashville doom metal band, Loss, have finally finished work on their long awaited debut full-length album, “Despond”.

The band already has a respectable reputation in doom metal through several Ep and split releases as well as with their mini-album, “Life Without Hope… Death Without Reason” from 2004. “Despond” is to be released May 31 through Profound Lore Records.

To hear a song from the new album and view the tracklisting click here.

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Krallice stream new album “Diotima” on NPR

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM (PST)

Profound Lore‘s bastion of experimental black metal, Krallice, have recently introduced their new album “Diotima” on the market, but for a limited time only, you can stream the entire album via NPR.

Check it out here.

“Diotima” is Krallice’s third album on Profound Lore and it follows 2009’s “Dimensional Bleedthrough”.

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Boston’s crust sludge outfit, Morne, have finished recording for their upcoming album “Asylum” which will be released on Profound Lore Records, June 14. The album is supposedly Morne’s heaviest, most atmospheric and cinematic sonic offering to date and sees the band delve more into genres such as progressive metal and classic ‘70s prog rock.

Morne has released a teaser for the upcoming album in the form of the track “My Return”, which can be heard right here.

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