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Last night writing the delightfully awesome Bridge Laviazar of Prosthetic’s 2015 standout act InAeona, things were going well until she threatened to kill me if I listed her band as “Goth Metal.”

I was telling her how I wish we had a post-metal category on the drop down menu of this site and was trying to figure out what to categorize her band’s amazing, spacious and heavy, outer space meets a little bit industrial racket. We were going through the categories you can choose from on this site and none seemed to really fit.

“If you put us as Goth Metal I will find you and kill you,” she…joked? I told her there were worse fates than sitting in a coffee shop somewhere and having a blue haired amazon run in and decapitate me. In fact, my friends would think it was pretty fitting and probably just shrug. We finally settled on “no genre”.

However you choose to describe the East Coast trio, which also includes James Dunham and Dave Soucy, they have a massive and awesome sound. Force Rise The Sun is one of the years best records. I wont say where it sits on my year end list yet because the end of the year is still a few weeks away, but let’s just say it is absolutely in the top 5 albums of 2015 for me.

Read my chat with Bridge BELOW.

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In case you were having a nice day that feels nothing like licking the rust off a corrosive barrel while listening to super fucked up samples about someone strangling a woman to death or violent fantasies, don’t listen to the new super depressing and intense blackened industrial face fuck of a tune from Dragged Into Sunlight/Gnaw Their Tongues mutual collaboration disc “N.V”.

These are both bands whose names or artwork have repulsed people when I have mentioned them in recent years, so it is fitting that a collaboration between them would be really disturbing like a marathon of serial killer documentaries. It frankly makes you feel like a sick bastard for liking it, but the music is a next level nuclear bootprint to the squished guts of our lovely modern times.

Produced by Justin from fucking GODFLESH!!! and Tom Dring, it is the dark fruit of a long planned endeavor. CVLT Nation has the new tune “Visceral Repulsion” HERE and it is seriously freakin’ evil.  I already was having a radioactive steaming ear day due to Brad from Fad Nauseam turning me onto this sick ass band KVØID (who have a great James Plotkin mastered full length out that rocks kinda like Leviathan on a mechanized date with Batillus). This has really been a fan-fucking-tastic year for super harsh, darker industrial influenced extreme metal.

“N.V.” is available now for pre-order on CD or LP (including limited pressings in black, piss yellow and transparent milk w/ black splatter) via Prosthetic‘s webstore (http://store.prostheticrecords.com). Digital pre-orders will launch tomorrow on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp, with “Visceral Repulsion” offered as an immediate download with purchase.

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Exmortus announce “Ride Forth” album, hot on heels of Marty Friedman tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:24 AM (PST)

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Further cementing their status as one of the forerunners of heavy metal’s up-and-coming regime, the neoclassical-influenced extreme shred quartet EXMORTUS recently finished an epic month-long trek across North America with legendary guitarist Marty Friedman. The band will continue to showcase their “fantastic guitar style and blistering musicanship” (Metal Assault) on their sophomore release for Prosthetic Records, Ride Forth! Scheduled for release in early 2016, Ride Forth was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, Calif. with Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Immolation), who also helmed the band’s critically lauded 2014 label debut Slave to the Sword.

 

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Album Review: Ramming Speed – “No Epitaphs”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:27 AM (PST)

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East Coast smashers Ramming Speed are one of the more chaotic, thrashy bands
around, like their label mates Exmortus often sounding like one big evil as
fuck party. Ramming Speed have really dogged it out to get to album number
three and have a lot of cred in the crust punk scene as well. They just seem
like an awesome band and can really play a good, rough around the edges more
punky version of thrash.

Full review BELOW.

Song Of The Week: “Yesteryear” from NYC’s So Hideous

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12:13 PM (PST)

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A spacious, piano threaded intro evolves into a rolling drum track before a wall of sound hits and screams erupt amidst the cacophony like all the stuff you’ve needed to get out for years. The new So Hideous track is like a beautiful, extreme metal/punk version of a brave primal or Reichian Therapy but with no pillow to dampen the screams. The bands record Laurestine is one of our most anticipated of the year and another banger notch in the belt for tastemaking label Prosthetic‘s 2015 which also includes stellar shit from space advocates InAeona and party animals Ramming Speed that should also be on your radar, kids. Be awesome and like this song and the band So Hideous NOW.

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Marty Friedman North American tour dates!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:28 AM (PST)

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“On the rare occasion that I stop and think I about it, I realize I’ve done an insane thing: I left a successful international band to concentrate my efforts on the domestic music scene of a country thousands of miles from my home. Different culture, different language, different planet. Since I went to Japan, so many Americans have supported me, and while many doubted I would ever play live in my homeland again, now it’s happening. Choosing the setlist and doing prep for this tour has been a blast. Words can not describe how excited I am about finally touring North America!”

We here at Metal Riot could not be more stoked for Marty to stop down in the States and spank the new school pups with his insane chops. My favorite Megadeth guitarist ever, for sure. And Exmortus as well are along for the ride!

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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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Castle’s Summer Tour Dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:31 AM (PST)
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Castle are pure metal and pure rock n roll at the same time. It’s the kind of band that makes the admittedly great Ginger Baker out of touch as fuck for criticizing Heavy Metal. Castle are 100% dynamite and just the band to call when music is Under Siege.

 

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Gutter Instinct  are streaming their new EP at Terrorizer HERE. The Swedish death metal band clearly put a lot of rage and effort into the release, which is nearly as satisfying as many LPs. Check out the newest signees to Prosthetic Records and flip your shit.

From the PR:

Recorded at Helsingborg’s Studio Mangelrum with Kristofer Orstadius, the band drew inspiration for the EP from not only Swedish underground heroes like Entombed, Grave and Dismember, but also newer bands such as Teitanblood, Bölzer, Grave Miasma, Black Witchery and Portal as they expanded upon their distinct grinding tone with dark, haunting blackened smatterings.
“The Insurrection” will be released across all digital platforms as well as on limited-edition 12″ vinyl on May 18 via Prosthetic Records.

Digital pre-orders (which include an instant download of the song “The Invisible Hand”) can be found at iTunes HERE.

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Wayfarer East Coast tour dates announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:18 AM (PST)

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Wayfarer are hitting the road in support of their tremendous Children Of The Iron Age. Check dates for this elaborate and compelling band below.

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Album Review: Gutter Instinct – “The Insurrection” Ep

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 7:46 PM (PST)

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If you like Swedish metal fast, roaring and unafraid to get dirty hands death grinding, Gutter Instinct are for you. The Insurrection EP is a 4 song tease of a brain smasher that heralds the start of a big push for this awesome band via Prosthetic Records. Things kick off with a sweep and air raid sounding hellish atmosphere before the full on attack begins.

Gutter Instinct have only been a band a few years but you’d never tell it from the concise little life burner of an EP here. You can imagine live decimation even if the band just got up and played these 4 songs. I honestly can’t even imagine a room withstanding many more than that in a Gutter Instinct live set.

This band does not mess around. They get down to unrelenting death metal but with a decent enough production that still leaves room for rawer sounds. It sounds just good enough to not have the recording quality distract from the evil.

Taking some of their earlier Cannibal influence and adding in some more grind and blackened moments pays off well. One such win is the apeshit soloing over a super fast drum blast that batters into a razor’s edge hard charging Napalm unison riff attack on “The Invisible Hand”, Gutter Instinct nearly derailing but they never do. In fact they make it seem easy, but still have feeling in the playing.

“We Hate You” is one of the more interesting arrangements in recent death metal, respectfully dissonant weirdness birthing buzzsaw snarl straight from tremelo hell into a fucking stomp a mudhole bridge that takes no prisoners. They never get as black or crusty as Mutilation Rites but rather lean more on the Portal or classic death metal influences more.

Any true death metal fan worth their salt who doesn’t mind some more blackened textures but with the emphasis still mainly on DEATH will love the heck out of this band.

Interview: Felix Martin

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:38 PM (PST)


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Growing up in Venezuela, Felix Martin developed his own way of playing guitar: by playing two at the same time. After making two dual neck guitars with independent luthiers and guitar makers, he later went on to graduate from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Felix nods players like Stuart Hamm and Steve Vai, but also blends his own percussive and jazz-bass technique with his 14-string guitars. Felix has released two albums with Prosthetic Records, one of which brings to life his live performance. Truly a forward thinking musician, he spent years tediously creating The Human Transcription, in which he has given the human voice note values. He has turned the speeches of several historical figures into compositions based upon these voice to note transcriptions.

Felix and I caught up while he was pout on his first headlining tour of North America. Read more here.

 

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SEPTICFLESH are ready to ignite audiences worldwide with the premiere of their gruesome and vehement music video for “Prometheus,” taken from their critically acclaimed 2014 opus “Titan.” The band announced the debut as “the second video clip since our formation (the first being ‘The Eldest Cosmonaut” from the album “A Fallen Temple’). The storyline revolves around the theme of transformation and crossing the thin line between predator and prey. It is something that literally brings food for thought. Provoking, disturbing, resisting, surviving the ordeal…”

Directed and produced by Jon Simvonis (jonsimvonis.net) — who added “It’s been a pleasure working with the almighty SEPTICFLESH, visualizing a massive song from their latest album, an album which works on so many different levels. Bon Appetit!” — “Prometheus” is being served exclusively via Bloody-Disgusting.com as well as streaming directly via YouTube

 

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This upcoming European Skeletonwitch jaunt gets a huge Metal Riot/The Golden Child bloody oatmeal bowl of approval. Serpents Unleashed had “Unending, Ever Living” on it which was just about the most epic song Skeletonwitch have ever released. Goatwhore‘s last record got a 5 star review on this site. I’ve been rocking a lot of Mortals recently as well in my down time when not writing about music. It is a band I’ve returned to for enjoyment and my time is limited, if that tells you anything.

Other great news is Skeletonwitch are expecting. A little baby skeletonwitch with a bone rattle? No they are EXPECTING a new record to be released later this year if all goes well. Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented, “After we return from melting faces in Europe, our entire focus will be on writing a new album. We have a mountain of riffs and ideas that will be carved into epic tunes. Excited to get started!”

Tour dates HERE. I’d totes skip the pond to follow this tour if I could afford it.

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Band Spotlight: Wayfarer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 11:04 AM (PST)

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Colorado’s Wayfarer craft moody and dark stories via unconventional atmospheric metal with more winding paths than a Tolkien tale. Their Prosthetic debut Children Of The Iron Age is an at times an expressive yet somber meditation and elsewhere an expulsion of screaming nerves beneath vast skies. Like Agalloch or Iceland’s  Sólstafir before them, Wayfarer’s baleful yet contrarily heartening melodic dirges (often reaching over ten minutes per song) are sure to quicken your wanderlust and slaken your thirsty despair over a drout of epic thinking person’s metal. Recommended track: “The Elemental.”

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