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The Browning tour with Alesana, bring the ruckus

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:18 PM (PST)

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Electronic metallers THE BROWNING have announced a US tour supporting North Carolina rockers ALESANA. The tour kicks off in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on April 3rd, with the final show taking place on May 3rd in Dallas, Texas.  Also joining ALESANA and THE BROWNING are CAPTURE THE CROWN, CONQUER DIVIDE and THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT.

I for one think The Browning take risks and have fun energy, so I root for them and similar spirits Exotype to really evolve with time like Linkin Park did but retain their heavy elements. I think it could be a really good thing. Enter Shikari or 36 Crazyfists  are already there, just bands in their own ballpark.

Don’t miss THE BROWNING on tour with ALESANA at the following shows BELOW.

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American Power Trio PRONG is getting ready to release an album of cover versions, putting their distinct spin on an array of tracks originally recorded by artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Adolescents, The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü and Neil Young.

Tommy Victor: “Prong is very excited about the upcoming release of our new record, Songs From The Black Hole, and equally excited about the artwork and packaging! Since the record explores Prong’s roots musically and geographically, this needed to be expressed visually and this was attained. With the help of our art director Mike Lopez, the theme of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change that prevails in the music has been brought to the surface in images. Since much of Prong’s origins come from a place of abandonment, we feel our new album artwork fully reflects this sentiment. I think one can get a grip of the hard hitting, dangerous sounds inside from a glimpse of the packaging of  Songs From The Black Hole. We certainly hope you enjoy this latest release, inside and out.“

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing the album as CD, LP and in all digital formats in Scandinavia on March 25th, in Germany on March 27th, in Europe on March 30th and in the USA on March 31st 2015.

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Corrections House postpone rest of U.S. tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM (PST)

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Due to vocalist Mike IX Williams’ exhaustive touring and recording schedule these past years, a doctor’s strict orders for rest, vitamins and general physical recovery has been prescribed, and it is with deep regret that CORRECTIONS HOUSE has postponed the last few remaining dates of the Writing History In Advance US tour.

 Notes Williams in an official statement: “Overwork, nonstop travel, overexertion on stage and poor eating habits will eventually grind you to rubble. I need a bit of time to heal and repair my wounded body and mind.”

CORRECTIONS HOUSE released their Writing History In Advance recording, a menacing testament of sonic decay captured live in Los Angeles earlier this year. The release is available as a CD digipack via War Crime Recordings at THIS LOCATION and digitally HERE. The band’s newly recorded, as-yet-untitled sophomore offering will be released in 2015 along with a brand new round of live infiltrations to be announced next year.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE features IX Williams (EyeHateGod) alongside accomplices Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) Sanford Parker (Minsk) and minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury. The collective released their Last City Zero debut via Neurot Recordings last year. Produced by Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum and Nodferatu’s Lair, Last City Zero is the audio end product of government conspiracies, societal ruin and psychological decay.

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“It was a group decision to do things this way. It seemed right.” – Bruce Lamont.

Corrections House have a new live album coming out with the satire drenched scorpion stinging title of Writing History In Advance. The band, featuring members of Neurosis, Yakuza and more, perform harsh industrial noise paired with dystopian poetry and real world trench warfare waged on the creative front lines at the edge of society’s dismal  reasons and broken moral compass.

Get about three minutes into the band’s video for “Hoax The System” and embrace the Godflesh “Wound”/noise mantra jazz of it all and be blown away. That is a good place to begin.

Bruce Lamont is a tower of musical talent and it was very good to pick his brain about the band’s current tour, live sound and development.

Click HERE  for the chat and tour dates…and brace yourself. Before or after the crash, this band is hell or high water 100% real.

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Corrections House did an awesome Neil Young cover

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:49 AM (PST)

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Corrections House, the just enough cooks in the kitchen musical genius collabo between members of Yakuza, Neurosis, Eyehategod and Minsk have covered “Cortez The Killer” by Neil Young HERE. This in advance of a short winter tour. I will have a few new posts on this band over the coming weeks including an interview up after Thanksgiving, so stay tuned!

Click HERE for tour dates.

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Fear Factory in the studio

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:54 AM (PST)

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As we count down to Thanksgiving there is more to be thankful for than just Keira Knightley’s recent fantastic non-photoshopped topless photo that should bring about world peace. Yes, Fear Factory are entering the studio again. One of my all time fave bands, I support the current line-up (though like most people the classic line-up is my favorite). It will be cool to hear human drums on a FF album again, as The Industrialist had great songs but the human machine percussion element was missed. I get that they wanted to embrace the mechanical concepts in different ways and they have always had industrial elements to some degree, but it’s always been cool that they had drummers who seemed like robots.

Anyway, the band posted this update via social media:

Day 1 tracking live drums with Mike Heller . Rhys Fulber Producing, Mike Plotnikoff and Damien Rainaud engineering

Once more into the cyber metal brink, boys. Hopefully this and the new Terminator movie will kick ass.
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Interview: Exotype – Future Metal War Zone

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM (PST)

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Exotype are exporters of metal as quick to transform through shifting shapes as the Transformium in Age Of Extinction. The band have been busy since their Rise Records S/T debut first started pummeling ears, though ironically early effort “Rise” from the band’s older release  Emerge is cool as well. The band bring a whirlwind of production, dubstep and synth elements and crushing heavy parts paired with great vocal and instrumental hooks and neo-organic/machine sounds. They really did a great job, with manipulation of sounds fans of Suicide Silence, edgier-Linkin Park, Korn, Gemini syndrome or Threat Signal will all eat up.

“Relentless” with Ronnie Canizaro first sold me but the rest of the record quickly had me into this aspiring and ready for the front lines bad ass band.

All questions were answered by Rob Walden, guitarist. Click HERE for more.

TERA WRAY STATIC: RESPONSE TO THE FANS AND FRIENDS

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:37 AM (PST)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 4, 2014) – The following is an additional response from Tera Wray Static to friends and fans that care about Wayne, as well as posts from Wayne’s peers that are negatively speculating on his cause of death.

“Today is my husband’s birthday and instead of celebrating his 49th year of life, we are grieving his short 48 years. It has come to my attention that many have questions and opinions about the cause of the death of my husband in which I now find is necessary to further respond.

 Wayne was not taking drugs, if anything he was a drinker, and did not OD. The autopsy will be done by this weekend at the soonest, however for some of the test results it will take up to 6 months to get the actual death certificate finalized. I hope that the results I am given will have some insight, but they told me what I will receive this weekend will be deemed incomplete until all tests are back.  

We can all have opinions as to why – We all know that both Wayne and I had abused narcotics with alcohol in the past, which I am sure took a toll on his body, heart and soul. We were packing to travel on tour and were to leave that night, but it was Halloween and we decided to leave in the morning with our animals. I wish we had traveled that night then maybe had he fallen ill we could have gotten to the hospital. I will never know.

I find it disrespectful to our families and myself for negative spins that are being posted. For Wayne’s music peers to take it upon themselves to make comment about us, when they are not part of our daily lives or know us outside of tour and music, just to grab a headline to get themselves at the top of the gossip page is disgusting. This is not about you or what you feel is your expert opinion on people you have no relationship with, so shame on you – Do not act like we liked your band either. Wayne was a good soul and he is gone – That is what we do know. Please show some respect to him and his memory – We thank all that have left kind and positive messages in support of this terrible time – I am sure Wayne misses you too” …… Tera Wray Static.

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R.I.P. Wayne Static

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 6:52 AM (PST)

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Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.

Blabbermouth has a moving tribute from fellow musicians in the hard rock community here , including members of Smashing Pumpkins, Fear Factory and Lacuna Coil.

UPDATE: (this just in…)

Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.

The couple was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.

The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer – was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.

More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O. D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages~

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Crucial Blast?

Crucial Blast is preparing Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, the sought out-of-print 2012 album from UK ambient/black/noise metal entity, EMIT, to be reintroduced to the population at the end of October.

Press Release – “The latest album of murky graveyard ambience, deranged synth, phantasmic dread and ritualistic black drift from this cult UK outfit, their first in nearly ten years is surrealistic, spectral music and nocturnal delirium transmitted from beyond the veil and steeped in the mysteries of old Britain, like some twisted, eldritch fusion of Fabio Frizzi, In Umbra Malitiae Ambulabo-era Abruptum, and 80’s darkwave. A must-hear for anyone into the murky surrealistic blackness of artists like Reverorum ib Malacht (a band that has shared members with EMIT in the past), Yoga, Occultation, Uno Actu, Utarm, and Dapnom.”

HERE  is a taste.

Ok, now back to Good Clean Fun’s Positively Positive 1997-2002. “And ask yourself, what would you do?”

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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Fear Factory sign to Nuclear Blast, please use a real drummer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM (PST)

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FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected. The current line up of the band is expected to be on the release:

Burton C. Bell – Vocals
Dino Cazares – Guitars
Matt DeVries – Bass
Mike Heller – Drums

While I wish it was Christian and Raymond, like most fans, I like Matt and Mike. Though even Olde Wolbers just commented in a Blabbermouth Thread that: “The real line up would make too much sense.”

Click HERE for more.

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Electro-industrial metal titans ABORYM have announced the addition of guitarist Giulio Moschini (Hour of Penance) to the group’s ranks. Giulio brings a wealth of experience to Fabban’s band, having performed with ABORYM during their last live shows and after a very long career with Hour of Penance.

At the same time the band announced an amicable parting of the ways with their drummer, Bard “Faust” Eithun, who has been with the band since 2005.

“After the Emperor-gigs this summer it is my intention to calm down the band activities” – comments Bard. “Basically because I have reached a point where it is difficult to combine being in a band with family and other commitments and I am slightly fed up “being in a band” as such. Sadly this also involves Aborym so it is with a sad heart I have decided to leave the band with immediate effect. Next year I would have been a part of the band for 10 years and I appreciate the three albums we made together. However, it is time to leave the drum chair for someone who are actually able to provide the time and effort the band requires. I wish both Fabban and Paolo Pieri the best of luck with their future endeavours”.

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Prong “Remove, Seperate Self” in classic sounding alt metal clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:27 AM (PST)

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When I think of how good Prong is right now at this stage in Tommy Victor’s career I want to cry tears of bloody joy everytime I hear a new song. The last two albums in particular were stunning evidence that Prong are a band like no other, fully aware of their legacy yet still making new works that can stand the scrutiny of years to come as well. The best thing you will see this week is their new video for “Remove, Seperate Self”, chock full of the alternative metal and relentless groove that makes Prong eternal.

Click HERE for the clip.

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Deep Cuts: Godflesh

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM (PST)

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Every Godflesh song is essentially a deep cut. There’s that pesky disclaimer again. Hey, people know “Christbait Rising” more than the b-sides from Pure, for example. So that warrants a column, in my book!!!

Click HERE and see what songs I am right about revering above numerous others in the band’s nearly inexhaustible potential songbook to choose from.

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