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Song of the Week: Temple of Baal’s “Divine Scythe”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:37 AM (PST)

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Especially the last few years, Paris black metal terrors Temple Of Baal have arguably been one of the most fiery and inspired bands in black metal. New single “Divine Scythe” showcases so much of the darkness in this band that I love, from varied yet intoxicating guitars to war cries from a place of deep contemplation. And the solo over the slow plodding bridge is magnificent. “Divine Scythe” should be cranked by any self respecting metal head.

Mysterium is the title of their next full-length album, due on October 2nd via Agonia Records, and “Divine Scythe” is the first single to be released. The song, which features guest vocals by Georges Balafas (Drowning, Eibon, Decline Of The I) can be heard BELOW.

 

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Parisian Post-metal duo ALCEST has announced a fall North American headlining tour. The critically-lauded group, called “half-gauze, half-iron” by The New York Times, will launch the month-long trek on September 19 in Mexico City. The scheduled 23-city, major market jaunt will run through October 17 in Philadelphia, PA. Support on the ALCEST tour will come from singer-songwriter and visual artist Emma Ruth Rundle. ALCEST continues to perform globally in support of its most recent album, Shelter, which has been hailed as “capable of great feats of mood and beauty” by Pitchfork and “intoxicating” by Rolling Stone.

“We are very happy to announce that Alcest will tour in Mexico and North America in September and October of 2015,” comments Neige. “It’s been three years since we played in North America as headliners, so we are very excited to be back. Our support guest on this tour will be the talented Emma Ruth Rundle (Marriages, Red Sparrowes). Be sure to catch us on one of these dates!”

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Abigail Williams comin’ at ya on tour!

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:18 AM (PST)

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With ABIGAIL WILLIAMS nearing the recording completion of their forthcoming new album, the band has announced a West Coast tour.  Set to kick off July 11, the tour will hit fourteen cities before its completion in Seattle on July 27.  The tour announcement follows the recent release of the special 4-disc collection, From Legend To Becoming (Candlelight) available now in stores nationwide.  The limited edition collection includes the band’s three full-length albums, 2008’s In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns, 2010’s In The Absence Of Light, 2012’s Becoming, plus their debut ep Legend.

After a year off from touring and working on our new record, we are looking forward to getting in the van again,” says vocalist/guitarist Sorceron.  Continuing he notes, “we will be playing lots of new material from the upcoming release as well as our favorites from the past.”

Sorceron has been keeping busy the last year working on new material for ABIGAIL WILLIAMS as well participating in other recording projects – Lord Mantis, Missing – and serving as producer and engineer on other recordings.  He premiered early versions of two songs expected to appear on the new album via No Clean Singing last winter.  “Musically this album is very diverse,” he said.  “the overall vibe is way more negative compared to our last album.  Artistically this is the best line-up I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years.”

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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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NEW INDIE RECORDINGS WORLDWIDE ONLINE STORE OPEN NOW!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:48 AM (PST)

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Indie Recordings have a great new online store/outlet for you headbangers. Artists I love (and so should you)  like Audrey Horne, Integrity,Wardruna, Ov Hell. You can even get Hate Meditation stuff if anyone is still keen on Blake Judd’s music (I love his art despite all the personal controversies).

VINYL – CD – MC – SPECIAL EDITIONS – RARITIES

We`re thrilled to announce the launch of our new worldwide online store. 
The shop is operated by our good friends at Oslo`s NO.1 independent music store, TIGER. They offer great customer support to make sure you receive the best treatment when shopping with us.

Get your fix of Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk, Hardcore, Metal Core, Rock, Hard Rock and much more today! 

Click HERE to enjoy our wide array of diverse and excellent artists and enjoy our 30% discount offer on ALL titles for one week.

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Have a Goatwhore Summer!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM (PST)

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The spry lads of Goatwhore will be kicking up cloven hooves and ripping souls out at a stage near you, USA! This Summer the band is in full support mode for Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, which we gave 5 stars!

Dates BELOW (and support bands are fuck nuts awesome!)

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Agalloch and Helen Money dream tour for the Westward minded

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:18 AM (PST)

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Portland’s long-running dark, progressive metal collective, AGALLOCH, will kick off their eagerly anticipated Serpens In Cvlmination Western Hemisphere Tour MMXV next week. Set to commence on June 5th in Eugene, Oregon, the journey will traverse sixteen cities through nine states and two provinces, drawing to a close on June 20th in Portland. The band will be joined by very special guest, Helen Money.

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Swedish trio HYPOTHERMIA, comprising a member of Lifelover and Kall fame, are streaming their brand new album, Svartkonst, ahead of release date, which is set for May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America via Agonia RecordsSvartkonst is an instrumental fusion of black metal, post-rock and shoegaze, and can be listened to exclusively via the following magazines:

Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)
http://www.ztmag.com/blog/news/?p=24033

No Clean Singing (North America)
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2015/05/12/an-ncs-album-premiere-hypothermia-svartkonst/

RIYL Grayceon, Agalloch, Scorn, Pelican, Mogwai

Taake, Wolvhammer tour to obscure the East Coast in darkness

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM (PST)

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Norway’s Taake will step from the fog to tour eastern North America for the first time starting June 14 in Allston, Masschusett.  The tour, supported by our pals in the ever so nasty Wolvhammer, will visit 13 cities before its conclusion in Brooklyn on June 26.  These shows are seriously recommended for extreme music enthusiasts.

The complete list of dates for the tour is BELOW.

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Ereb Altor release new video for “Midsommarblot”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:06 AM (PST)

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Ereb Altor, one of the band’s in metal with the most consistently good material, have released a new video for the song  “Midsommarblot”. While the kids won’t be screaming out that song name at the dub step dance floors anytime soon, real metal heads will surely raise a glass of mead over their fallen brethren’s bloody corpses to honor them with this new musical oath to metal glory. The song is a new entry to the epic and slower side of the band’s material , which tends to either honor the more viking or sometimes fast side of Bathory fandom. That said, Ereb Altor’s saga-esque melodic vocals possess a bold strength all their own and their songs often offer keen insights with poetic lyrics and a yearning for something better than the modern world.

Watch the new clip BELOW! Keep the fire alive!

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If ambient doom music that swallows you whole is your thing you will want to check out this new LeChantFunebre collaboration Ghosts At The Deathbed from Neill Jameson ( – Vocals / Drums) , Jason Phillips (- Guitar), Jeff Wilson (- Guitar / Synth / Bass).

“We’d known each other for years and it just seemed natural to work together on something creative,” says Neill Jameson of the collaboration. “We’re very sardonic and negative people so it’s a very natural work environment to come up with something that’s emotionally very bleak.”

The EP is a forlorn yet inspiring odyssey that has a similar coldness in feel to Krieg‘s latest Transient (though much different music). We’re excited here at Metal Riot to premiere this official stream for you cold hearted snakes. It’s a thrilling and at times inhuman sounding descent into alienation that fills up and underscores the spaces between us in the inanimate, crumbling world (If you like the smothering ambient elements you’ll eat up Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow’s Ex-Machina soundtrack, incidentally).  Track 3 on Ghosts At The Deathbed– “Southern Facing Sign” is particularly  despondent and satisfying. As Steve Buscemi once said ,” embrace the horror.”

I’ve been listening to a lot of Mindrot again lately and, like those oft-forgotten geniuses, this LeChantFunebre stuff is unafraid to let synth and doom thumb wrestle. The results are a staggering yet humble monument to the organic struggle with life itself, made by three friends. I hope they’ll consider doing more in the future with this, as the atmosphere they’ve crafted is hard to let go of. Order it HERE.

Listen to the full stream BELOW and rise above…or sink deeper, if you prefer.

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Behemoth video with Zev Deans for “Messe Noire” out now

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:57 AM (PST)

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Behemoth recently joined forces with director Zev Deans (youtube.com/panoramaprogramming) to compose a video for Messe Noire from The Satanist. The Brooklyn based director brings a visually dark and surreal atmosphere to a song and album that is one of Behemoth‘s most bleak. To add to the atmosphere, costumes were provided by amazing fashion designer, Sharon Toxic (toxicvision.bigcartel.com). The combination of these visual and auditory talents could not be more ideal.

Director Zev Deans adds: “The story of Lucifer’s fall, followed by his defiant rebirth, reminds me of Nergal’s own personal struggles of recent years. Like Lucifer, Behemoth has recovered from hardship, and they are stronger than ever. With Messe Noire, I was lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the genre. I owe the success of this project to the intense SACRIFICE that Sharon and the rest of team gave to this work.”

Behemoth front man Nergal comments: “It was actually our drummer Inferno’s idea to use Zev Deans. He showed me a PORTAL video that literally blew my fuckin’ mind! For a long time we’ve attempted to reach a new ground and artistically leave the comfort zone. “The Satanist” is THE record that challenges us on so many levels… and here we are, exploring new grounds with a video producer who is a genuine visionary! “Messe Noire” video surely adds new quality to our art and makes it even more transcendental… I am proud!”

Experience Messe Noire now HERE.

Along with the video, Behemoth has made a “Messe Noire” t-shirt available in their official web shop. Check out the design at behemoth-store.com.

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Ex-Cobalt vocalist apologizes to LGBTQ community, covers “I Am Woman”

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:32 PM (PST)

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Phil McSorley (ex COBALT vocalist) has apologized for harsh anti-gay comments. Phil has stated that being closeted and afraid to transition led to his “tough guy” approach. He is asking fans for forgiveness and re-instatement in the USBM friendship village. “I have begun hormone treatments and am asking that everyone take my cover of “I am Woman” by Helen Reddy in black metal style in the unorthodox yet earnest spirit that was intended.”

McSorley admitted that he was always more into the black than the metal in “black metal” and had been sorely dissapointed when he found out it was more about “nazi imagery”.

“Flipping burgers in Indiana has been my only gainful employment since being kicked out of the band, and now we have no customers,” McSorley admits.“I was just trying to fit in. But the charade is over and now I can come home.”

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Anaal Nathrakh make some of the most tortured and limitless music the UK has to offer, a roaring defiance of forms still with talons ripping out the dark hearts of black and )increasingly) industrial metal/ I’ve become a really big fans of the band and they are finally announcing stateside dates to support their recent all-killer, no-filler limb strewn riff fest battlefield Desideratum ( on Metal Blade).

While the inclusion of Incite and Secrets Of The Sky might seem like a mish mash of styles to some, all three of the bands are fairly criminally under-appreciated and this going to make for some phenomenal nights of metal madness.

 

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