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Holy Grail tour dates with Night Demon, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:07 PM (PST)
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Wrapping paper won’t be the only thing being shredded this holiday season, as the Los Angeles-based powerhouse HOLY GRAIL have announced a series of headlining tour dates in December featuring direct support from fellow West Coast metallians Night Demon! The quintet will round out the tour by joining thrash legends Death Angel for two Christmas shows alongside Flotsam and Jetsam.

 

The band stated, “One does not simply play Christmas shows with Death Angel and Flotsam and Jetsam without at least a five-show running start. Yule regret missing these winter shows with Night Demon.”

 

Tour dates BELOW.

 

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Children Of Bodom release “I Hurt” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:27 PM (PST)

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Laiho and his showboating madmen of COBHC have released a lyric video for one of their heaviest offerings ever, the rage infected “I Hurt”. The song comes from October 2nd’s anticipated I Worship Chaos (pre-order HERE). This band is always fun and engaging on some level while often being completely over the top and have proven to have quite the staying power.

Check out the new track BELOW.

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Album Review: Slayer – “Repentless”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM (PST)

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I have not really been able to stomach most of the reviews or negative attitudes towards the current incarnation of Slayer since Jeff H. died. Do you really think Hanneman would want us all turning on the band he was in for so many years? I can’t blame Araya for singing “Pissing match of egos” on the thrash-tastic title track of this latest entry into the band’s storied discography. Personally I think people are really easily swayed by band wagons these days and you get a few trolls or bad reviews up and running and suddenly no one thinks for themselves.

“We’re killing ourselves a little more everyday!,” Araya also screams on the title track.

I’ve written for other sights about how I prefer Katy Perry to Taylor Swift any day, but essentially at the end of the day it is about personalities. Pop music is mainly written by three or four people! Wake up! We are part of a still thriving underground and it is weak that Mayhem Fest had low turn out this year just because a more commercial band like A7X wasn’t headlining. But below the surface of the mainstream all we get is a sea of fucking arguing.

While Kerry King’s comments about the Mayhem Fest this year divided some fans, the infighting in the metal scene could also be pointed right back at plenty of more closed minded Slayer fans who will only accept the classic line up. I love the current Slayer and think they did as great a job as humanly possible with Paul and Gary. Really, could anyone be as good replacements for Dave and Jeff as these cats? They’ve been killing it live and both are classic members of the thrash pantheon in their own rights. Paul even arguably played on Slayer’s arguably MOST classic record GOD HATES US ALL since the early days!

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Album Review: Soilwork – “The Ride Majestic”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:13 PM (PST)

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In Daniel Barenboim’s Music Quickens Time a passage popped out to me this morning:

Another inevitable constraint on free thought is the attempt to facilitate the condition of human existence by constructing a system of belief that renders the act of questioning futile.

Wow. That statement could apply to social conditioning as well as, heck, the entire careers of Soilwork (and definitely In Flames)! A lot of the Swedish bands built their cities on rock n roll only to be turned on by some fans later for expanding their horizons (aka adding more melody or technical/progressive passages).

“Death In General”, the third track on Soilwork’s 10th (!!) studio album The Ride Majestic, is just the latest proof that Soilwork are capable of so much more than just a Steelbath Suicide solution.

Pre-Order HERE.

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Invisible Oranges ran a killer piece a few days ago that we want to steer some of our readers towards. It’s an in depth mutation meditation on Municipal Waste’s modern classic Hazardous Mutation. Hard to believe it’s been a decade since this album was unleashed on us bastards but if you can read you can read about it HERE.

“For most, the term “crossover thrash” brings to mind a fairly limited sound and set of images: bandanas, flipped brims, skateboards, just wanting a Pepsi, and so forth. And yet, like all subgenres must, thrash has matured and evolved since ripping into the metal genre at large in the early 80s. And unlike the evolutions of other subgenres, the evolution of thrash metal out of the 1980s and into the contemporary consciousness can be traced to a single album, the ne plus ultra of “retro-thrash:” Municipal Waste’s 2005 landmark Hazardous Mutation, which was released a decade ago today.”

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  • ROADBURN FESTIVAL is proud to announce that NEUROSIS will celebrate their thirtieth anniversary as headliners at the 2016 edition of the festival.
  • Pioneering Yorkshire doom legends, PARADISE LOST, will headline Roadburn Festival on Thursday 14 April 2016, playing their highly influential second album, Gothic, in its entirety.
  • ROADBURN FESTIVAL is incredibly proud to announce that our 2016 curator will be musician, label owner and sonic pioneer, LEE DORRIAN.

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Holy Grail set forth on Summer tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 5:44 PM (PST)

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The California-based heavy metal troupe HOLY GRAIL kicked off a month-long summer tour with a mind-blowing headlining performance at Prosthetic Records’ “West Coast Metal Meeting” on Saturday night in suburban Los Angeles. The show marked a return to the road for the group, who have spent the past several weeks tracking the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2013 effort “Ride The Void”with Grammy-winning producer John Spiker, with an eye toward a late fall release. Stay tuned to the band’s website (www.holygrailofficial.com) for updates.

HOLY GRAIL are no strangers to pounding the pavement in order to spread their powerful riffs and infectious shred across the continent. The quintet has previously shared the stages with acts such as Anthrax, Exodus, Amon Amarth, Dragonforce, Orange Goblin, Municipal Waste, Hellyeah and Blind Guardian, just to name a few. The band has also appeared at some of the heaviest and most popular festivals worldwide including Download (UK), Loud Park (Japan), Soundwave (Australia) and Wacken (Germany). In addition to their previously announced summer tour dates, the group has just announced a handful of additional shows; see below for details.

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Kataklysm release new song “The Black Sheep”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:09 AM (PST)

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Canadian death metallers Kataklysm have released a new song “The Black Sheep”.

“The Black Sheep” comes off of the band’s forthcoming album Of Ghosts and Gods which is due out on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video for “The Black Sheep” here.

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Death Angel release live version of “Fallen”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:28 PM (PST)

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San Fran thrash veterans Death Angel have released a live rendition of their song “Fallen”.

“Fallen” comes from the bands upcoming album The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco.

The album will be included with the release of the band’s upcoming DVD.

The DVD will be a thrashumentary, which was shot by Tommy Jones.

Check out band’s comments on a thrashumentaryThe Bay Calls for Blood and check out the “Fallen” video here.

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Nile release “What Should Not Be Unearthed” Track Listing

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:31 AM (PST)

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South Carolina death metal band Nile have released the track listing for their upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed.

The album will come out on August 28 via Nuclear Blast.

Vocalist Karl Sanders had this to say:

“The goal for the new record was sheer epic brutality. The focus this time around is on brutal heavy metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an ‘Annihilation Of The Wicked’ approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. So we believe that we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. Although ‘Unearthed’ is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from us over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around.”

Check out the track-list here.

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Soulfly win big with “We Sold Our Souls To Metal”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:43 PM (PST)

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Nu-thrashers Soulfly have a new lyric video for one of their most ever anthemic songs, the rallying cry “We Sold Our Souls To Metal” from upcoming banger Archangel. Like the recent Cavalera Conspiracy clip for “Babylonian Pandemonium”, this clip features Max Cavalera leading a live assault to crazed metal fans flipping out and keeping the metal faith. Blinding thrash meets a Dead Kennedys-esque bass break to die for and a dizzying bridge, with to the point lyrics and imagery heralding metal’s importance.

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Band Spotlight: Diablo Blvd.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:28 AM (PST)

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Listening to Diablo Boulevard‘s recent Follow The Deadlights, you will notice the Antwerp band’s penchant for channeling the dark forces of early Danzig but that’s too simple a comparison. This band own the stage with unbridled belief in hard rock and metal’s power to inspire. Their confidence and command has found them opening for Life Of Agony, Ace Frehley and Coal Chamber where they were welcomed as peers rather than some lucky band getting a break. Turn them up and let the shadows pour out. There comes a time when silence is no longer golden.

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The Satanic Rites of Dracula

Dracula, Count Dooku, Saruman the White, Francisco Scaramanga, Lord Summerisle. That’s a lot of evil for one cool dude in a lifetime. Yes, Christopher Lee, he who sang heavy metal even in his old age proudly, has passed away.  The iconic actor was 93 and we salute him today with a whole bunch of video posts on our Facebook wall.

 

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CATHEDRAL “In Memoriam” commemoration from Rise Above

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:50 PM (PST)
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As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by Cathedral – made available in October 1990 – was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to ReverendBizarre.Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, In Memoriam still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, Forest Of Equilibrium, has asombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own – but ‘In Memoriam’ has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.

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Slayer release announcement video for “Repentless”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM (PST)

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Slayer have released a teaser video revealing their next record is called Repentless . You can watch the clip BELOW.

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