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Cauldron announce tracklist and art for “In Ruin”

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:43 PM (PST)

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Toronto, Canada-based metal trio CAULDRON has just unveiled the album artwork and tracklist for their long-awaited fourth studio album,In Ruin, out January 8, 2016 via The End Records (out in Europe January 29 via High Roller Records). CLICK HERE to view the album details exclusively on Blabbermouth!

Says CAULDRON frontman Jason Decay, “We wanted a basic, straight to the point cover without going totally Metallica Black Album; something that catches your eye when flipping through the record bin. I saw a decrepit and eerie looking statue hovering in a doorway upon the In Ruin title. We expressed this to our friend Squid (who did the artwork) and I guess you could say its a cross between Poltergeist, Alice In Hell, and Intravenus de Milo?!”

 

Album Review: Mirror – “S/T”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:59 AM (PST)

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Mirror are a new, classic sounding metal band on Metal Blade who will likely
have a pretty good repeat listening value if you are a reader of this site.
Fans of sort of proto metal and NWOBHM influenced bands like Amulet or Night
Viper, who I often plug, will likely dig this. Throw Slough Feg in there was
well, as there is plenty of guitar worship and riff driven songwriting here.
Dueling guitars and willfully throwback tones with a bit better drum sounds
and other benefits of modern production, but never so clean that the spell is
broken. Plenty of head nodding moments on here.

“Curse of the Gypsy” has a certain, rugged “Highway Star” crunch to the
guitars with spooky laughter and “ahhhh” harmonies zooming out of nowhere for
great effect (think Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf” looped coughing type vibe). The
band are not on the super doomy side of Sabbath, save perhaps the semi-
Candlemass sounding very awesome “Year of the Red Moon” track and a few other
moments. “Madness and Magik” is pretty darn close in effect and tone to
“Country Girl” from The Mob Rules album though, not like that is a bad thing.
Mirror are just as often akin to Diamond Head’s Lightning to the Nations
though or something like that, especially in the vocal range department. There
is not as much flair or power as, say, Holy Grail’s James Paul Luna or
Huntress’ Jill Janus (if Metallica had made the recent Huntress album Static
everyone would be flipping out but we live in a sexist world). Still, Mirror
vocalist Jimmy Mavromatis sounds like a true believer and certainly is a fit
choice to front this great band.

Mirror was the brainchild of Tas Danazoglou, perhaps best known for playing on
one of Electric Wizard’s most underrated albums Black Masses. Did I mention
fucking Matt Olivo from mighty Repulsion plays on this! It will be a lot to
wrap your head around if you are a fan of the much faster and grimier
Horrified, but who says metal dudes only have to like one type of metal?!
We’re family here in satan’s armpit!

Check the whole album out HERE.

4 bands I wish would make another record.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM (PST)

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In recent years many bands have reunited and made releases we never thought we in the metal world would get to hear. Saint Vitus newer ripper “Let Them Fall”  was a monster song as good as anything they’d ever written. From At The Gates to Carcass to Faith No More to Failure, many of these have been worth the wait. The recent Refused record was a bit spotty but for the most part some of the “maybe they shouldn’t” legacy worries of some of these bands have proven unfounded.

Some people are still pining for an Isis reunion, but in these times of terror threats I can see why those guys would be hesitant to look backwards. Sumac is awesome, anyhow and so is Palms.

I decided to make a list of some lesser known bands who I think deserve more attention but, for the most part, these seem to be some groups we might never hear from again. With the exception of USX who have still been gigging semi-frequently but who have said they are looking for the right home for the band, most of these are fairly unlikely but would probably be worth every minute of new hypothetical music.

Read the list and hear some tunes BELOW.

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Lamb Of God releasing lyric vid for classic sounding “Erase This”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:34 AM (PST)

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Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe may have been sucker jumped by some kids in recent days but it hasn’t stopped the band from doing their patented thing. Those who thought perhaps the new album was mostly softer after some clean vocals surfaced (which I thought were cool), will be happy to also know the obvious fact that you can’t stop Lamb from delivering a patented smoosh to the face every time as well. You just shouldn’t doubt these guys. Pretty much ever. They just don’t let their fans down.

I’m way more excited about this than the new Megadeth, no offense. I mean that stuff sounds good and now we have Act Of Defiance also, who are awesome…but Black Breath kind of took the awesomeness of Megadeth solos and threw it on their Slaves Beyond Death crossover 2015 masterpiece to an ultimately heavy new level that was like a twice as heavy hardcore/death thrash version that beat Mustaine at his own game and as for Lamb, they don’t need to do anything but their own thing.

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Classic early Motorhead member Phil Taylor passes away

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1:48 PM (PST)

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The great “Philty Animal”, Phil Taylor has left this mortal coil at age 61. He was a true character and part of the classic legacy of one of the all time great rock n roll bands. More info HERE.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off North American Live Takeover

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4:08 PM (PST)

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Long running metal icons and recent Nuclear Blast signees, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, will kick off a near month-long North American live takeover this week. The headlining trek will commence on November 12th in Atlanta, Georgia and wind its way through twenty-two venues before coming to a close on December 10th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Support will be provided by Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punk Band, Saviours and Mothership. The band’s latest stretch of dates follows their recent run with Clutch and Mastodon and includes a stop at Philip H. Anselmo’s third annual Housecore Horror Fest in San Antonio, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.

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Axel Rudi Pell prepare to drop “Game of Sins”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:12 AM (PST)

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German guitarist Alex Rudi Pell is preparing to release his 17th solo album on January 22.

Game of Sins will be released in North America via SPV/Steamhammer.

Check out the tracklist for Game of Sins here.

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Great Violence and Hidden Depths

Illinois-Iowan extreme metallers Hemsplitter and New York extreme metallers The Communion have teamed up to drop the split LP Great Violence and Hidden Depth via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.

Stream the full album and check out the tracklist here.

Graveshadow drop ‘Namesake’ music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 9:25 AM (PST)

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Sacramento extreme metallers Graveshadow have released the music video for their song “Namesake”.

“Namesake” comes from Graveshadow’s debut album Nocturnal Resurrection.

Nocturnal Resurrection will drop in Europe on November 13 and in North America on December 13 via Mausoleum Records.

Check out the video for “Namesake” here.

Vardis signs to SPV/Steamhammer

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)

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British NWoBHM band Vardis have signed a worldwide deal to SPV/Steamhammer.

Vardis will release Red Eye in 2016.

Check out comments from guitarist and singer Steve Zodiac and Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn here.

Visigoth release “Iron Brotherhood” live video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM (PST)

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Salt Lake City heavy metallers Visigoth have released a live video for their song “Iron Brotherhood”.

“Iron Brotherhood” is from Visigoth’s debut album The Revenant King.

The “Iron Brotherhood” live video was recorded at the “Frost and Fire Festival”.

Check out the video and a comment from the band here.

CREATURE HONEYMOON Week 3: Fad Nauseam, Golden Torso, Shadow Witch

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 9:06 AM (PST)

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Head to our Metal Riot  bandcamp page after you are done perusing the new Nightmare Before Christmas fashion line to take your sense of darkness further into the black (no disrespect to Sally, Jack and Zero). Yes, our Halloween compilation of bands from around the world (and a slew from my hometown of Kingston, NY- a place full of ghosts due to a rich colonial history), is shaping up to be quite phantasm-tastic.

Every week until Halloween we are revealing more bands who participated in writing a horror themed song and I’m white with frightful delight at what everyone has brought to the table!

This week’s additions include Golden Torso from Detroit, Philly’s spooky innovators Fad Nauseam and Kingston, NY’s doomy Shadow Witch.

It’s awesome to have them all on board. Golden Torso’s drummer Jeff used to play in Kylesa (on my fave album of theirs Time Will Fuse Its Worth) and I met him years ago at a show. We’ve since stayed in touch sporadically and he’d tell me about cool bands from his area like Child Bite or shoot the shit from time to time. Golden Torso have given us one of the more ferocious songs on the comp with “Flesh Walkers”, a zombie song that hits with punk n roll noise metal fury.

“Well- let’s just say it’s about someone cursing their deceitful lover who is turning into a Pink Floyd The Wall-like melty-fleshy, inflamed hollow-faced, lumbering, zombie undead in New Orleans,” Jeff says, when pressed.

Shadow Witch supplied a theme song with the same name as the band, a super stompy doomer that rocks like some of the best Alice In Chains meets vintage Sabbath glory. Vocalist Little Earl is a glorified warlock.

Fad Nauseam’s Brad Omen describes his bands 7-minute “From The Mouths Of Blades” semi Swans-esque masterpiece of a track with ,”It’s about humans being inherently evil from birth”.

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The full comp will be out on Halloween, so stay tuned and enjoy what you’ve got so far!

RAM premiere “Awakening The Chimaera” DVD clip with Rock Hard Germany

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 1:10 PM (PST)

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Svbversvm is the impending new full-length from Sweden’s classic heavy metal stalwarts, RAM. Boasting ten raging hymns of death, post-apocalyptic dominance and total devastation through iron that recall the power and prestige of some of metal’s most revered acts (think Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate et al) without replicating them, RAM’s fourth studio offering was self-produced at Black Path Studios, mixed at Welfare Sounds by Olle Björk, Per Stälberg, and RAM, mastered by Daniel Johansson and will be unleashed on October 30th worldwide via Metal Blade Records. In Europe, Svbversvm will come available as a limited CD/DVD digipak, as well as on CD and vinyl.

 

In collaboration with Germany’s Rock Hard Magazine, today RAM offers up a clip of “Awakening The Chimaera.” Taken from the bonus DVD, X Anniversary, A Decade Of Heavy Metal Tyranny Concert,which comes free with the limited edition digipak of Svbversvm, the performance was filmed on Friday the 13th of September 2013 at a hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

 

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Slipknot premiere newest deranged video with “XIX”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:04 PM (PST)

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Clown from Slipknot has directed the band’s latest clip “XIX” from .5: The Gray Chapter. The track is very dark and has a certain gothic feel, one of their more interesting and nuanced numbers. Even if the clip wasn’t sure to be a singalong live anthem ready made as a great segue between heavier numbers ala Korn’s 4 U it features naked ladies in veils with nooses dangling between their breasts and some stark imagery of floating coffins, twisted trees and flowers. A cool clip and song.

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GET OUT. reveal “Let Me In” debut album cover art by Chris Smith

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:51 AM (PST)

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Kingston, NY’s GET OUT. have revealed the cover art for their pending debut record Let Me In via their bandcamp page. The artwork was done by scene stalwart Chris Smith of Gray Aria Design who most recently did the Black Yo)))ga Music For Asanas Ritual vol. 1 artwork. It was intended to capture the variety of influences, from dark rock to stoner rock to metalcore and punkified thrash in the band’s sound.

The first single from Let Me In is called “Bloody Marys” , a sort of later period Life Of Agony meets STP hard rock influenced number. The full tracklisting will be announced soon and GET OUT. is also on Metal Riot’s Creature Honeymoon compilation, out in full on Halloween.

No official release date yet for Let Me In has been announced.

“Chris has always been very cool and a great illustrator or designer,” says vocalist/music journalist Morgan Y. Evans. “He did some art for a few other bands I have been in and when I heard how moody some of our songs were becoming, I knew he was a great choice to ask again. We’ve got a cool t-shirt design he did coming and he also did our band logo. Despite the tragedy surrounding the band Enabler, I am a huge fan of the art Chris did for them while Amanda was still in that band as well as the killer poster art Chris has done for everyone from The Atlas Moth to Ken Mode and Lo Pan.”

 

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