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Band Spotlight: Orange Goblin

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 4:21 PM (PST)

599346_502865936443991_445892684_nOrange Goblin are pure rock n’ roll… feared, respected and mentioned in whispers by awed rock fans and youngsters across the world. Orange Goblin are the modern UK metal heroes who never give up and always keep kicking ass. Back with their first live album, the pants-seat scorching A EULOGY FOR THE FANS (Candlelight), “The Goblin” just get better with age. Seriously, could this band be any more awesome? I think not.


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Music Video: Havok -“From The Cradle To The Grave”

Posted by SeanB on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM (PST)

imgresDenver thrash maniacs Havok have released a new music video for their song “From The Cradle To The Grave.”  The video was filmed by Roy Warner in Detroit during the band’s recent tour with Skeletonwitch, and the song is taken from their EP called Point Of No Return and released under Candlelight Records.

To check out the video click right here.

When asked about the lyrics and theme of “From The Cradle To The Grave,” Havok vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez stated:

‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ is about America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. In the late 1800s, in Chicago, Holmes built a hotel specifically with murder in mind. It included doors that opened up to brick walls, staircases that lead to nowhere, and one-way rooms that once you entered, you never came out. He was a religious man and firmly believed that since he was born, the Devil was at his side. That being said, bang your head.”

Havok are about to embark on a short tour with Goatwhore and The Casualties which you can find dates/venues and all the rest for with the video.

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Pestilence signs to Candlelight Records

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM (PST)

Pestilence Pestilence, death kings of Netherlands, have found a new place to call home. In a press release today, Candlelight Records announced the signing of Pestilence. At the time of the release, there was no set drop date on the bands upcoming studio album, which is to be titled Obsideo.

You can read band and label comments here.

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Absu announce 26 city North American tour

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 3:49 PM (PST)

absutour2013Texas based mythological occult metal group Absu have announced a special North American tour called The North American Connexus Conjuration.  The band will be rolling through 26 cities starting April 5, 2012 and concluding May 4th.  The band will be playing two full sets of music covering their entire 20 year career.

For a list of dates and venues click right here.

This will mark the band’s first tour since the 2010 release of the band’s seventh album Abzu.  Vocalist and drummer Proscriptor had the following to say about the tour:

“Since the release of our latest recording, ‘Abzu’, the response has been extremely vehement and now is the perfect moment to commemorate the album’s essence throughout North America. We purposely waited until the timing was ideal to embark on this journey, as we shall contaminate the communities with our craft of mythological occult metal. We’re attempting to divide the concerts into two sections: the first act will showcase songs spanning from our entire discography, as the second act will focus on Phase Two from the album ‘Tara: The Cythrául Klan’s Scrutiny’. For the past couple of years, many of ABSU’s followers have requested specified songs from this chapter of ‘Tara’, so it is our aspiration to give the people what they want.”

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Music Video: Havok – “Point Of No Return”

Posted by SeanB on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PST)

url-2Denver thrash group Havok have released a music video for the single “Point Of No Return.”  The video comes from last summer’s Candlelight Records Point Of No Return EP, was filmed on location in Detroit and directed by Roy Warner.  The whole thing is pretty cool as long as you like to watch people get hit a whole lot, and really, who doesn’t? (Plus Havok can fucking shred!)

To check out the video and some statements from the band click right here.

Havok released the Point Of No Return EP in the summer of 2012 as a follow up to 2011’s Time Is Up. Havok have been touring no stop and promise a lot of exciting news in 2013, so check back for updates.

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Woe releasing new album “Withdrawal”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:06 PM (PST)

Pennsylvania black metallers Woe have announced that they will be releasing their new album on April 23rd via Candlelight Records. The album, Withdrawal, is the band’s third album.

The album is produced by vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg and mastered by Colin Marston. It features seven new songs with a running time of 43 minutes. It is the first new material by the band since 2010’s Quietly, Undramatically. It also reunites the band with artist and long-time friend Justin Miller.

Chris Grigg commented on the album’s creation: “I spent a ton of time focusing on the production. We examined what WOE created since its inception in 2007 and broke it down to its core elements. The result is something that is a synthesis of the strongest elements: the unstoppable black metal ferocity of A Spell For The Death of Man mixed with the bold dynamics and smarter, more direct and personal songwriting of Quietly, Undramatically. It is our most intense, our most cohesive, our most personal.”

The album was recorded at studios in New York and New Jersey during the latter months of 2012. It benefits from 18-months of live performances. “This is music that was made to be performed live,” Grigg notes. “Working with other people keeps WOE fresh. They bring new ideas and perspectives, fill in the gaps of my own abilities, and keep things moving when I slow down. This is the first WOE album to include not just riffs written by others but entire songs. Ruston (Grosse, drums) wrote “Ceaseless Jaws.” Ben (Brand, guitar) wrote the initial draft of “Exhausted” and then we reworked it. It’s also the first album to include vocals other than mine: Grzesiek (Czapla, bass/vocals) doesn’t just do backups; he has entire verses in a number of songs and is more “second vocalist” than anything else.”

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Earth Crisis sign with Candlelight Records, writing new material

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 8:40 AM (PST)

Syracuse metalcore band Earth Crisis have recently signed a worldwide record deal with Candlelight Records. The band is currently writing and demoing new material for their ninth studio album. They expect to start recording in June.

About the upcoming album and the signing, guitarist Scott Crouse commented: “We are excited to be working on a new album, and equally as excited to be working on it with Candlelight. Their roster speaks for itself. It’s an honor to be alongside bands like Fear Factory, Corrosion of Conformity, and our old friends in Vision of Disorder.”

Vocalist Karl Buechner commented: “I’m really looking forward to sharing this next chapter of EC with Candlelight Records. I think they’ve proven to know the genre well, and will help push us in the right direction.”

Candlelight co-owner Steve Beatty noted: “I am very proud to have EARTH CRISIS on Candlelight. I hope our partnership sees the band retain their rightful place in extreme music.”

Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated as the details of the upcoming album are released.

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Demon Lung signs to Candlelight Records, recording debut album

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:25 AM (PST)

Las Vegas doom metallers Demon Lung have been signed to Candlelight Records. The band will be entering the studio in the coming weeks to record their full-length debut album at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. They will be working with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Eyehategod). It is anticipated for a Spring 2013 release.

The band commented about their signing: “We are very honored to join the Candlelight roster. To be included among such talented artists is very humbling, and we thank the great people at Candlelight for giving us the opportunity.”

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Album Review: Daylight Dies – A Frail Becoming

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM (PST)

Candlelight Records is lucky to have a band as good as Daylight Dies on their roster. This group is so consistent and embody why metal can be so much more than a cliché  small brained, violent party soundtrack. For anyone who has ever experienced true loss or the types who are up early in the cold morning to reflect, for those who need time to themselves to center their thoughts, Daylight Dies is your soundtrack. I actually save them for when I am in a certain mood and no other band will do. If I listen to them casually it is awesome but soon pulls me completely into murky, if bleakly beautiful, thoughts. It is all to tempting to live in that place.

The best moments of LOST TO THE LIVING were a new high water mark for the band, and it is great to hear that they have not stopped pushing themselves on A FRAIL BECOMING. The  Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend) mix is near perfect. Everything that is great about Daylight Dies is still present; crushing, My Dying Bride snail-paced guitar, dynamic and chilling yet warm quieter classical passages, death metal growls that convey actual deep/difficult emotions, intoxicating solos that will make you fucking sob if you drink too much wine. Their albums should be part of every metal collection.

Click HERE for the full review.

Cover Art Battle: Demons, Saints, & Clowns

Posted by JDKleinhans on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:42 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

That is all.

Don’t forget to like us on our Facebook page to stay up to date on this and future Cover Art Battles and look through our gallery of past winners with comments from the bands.

***WINNER*** Scelerata – The Sniper (Nightmare)

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Music: Anaal Nathrak – “Todos Somos Humanos ”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:17 AM (PST)

British black/extreme/grind/death metal band Anaal Nathrak are streaming the song “Todos Somos Humanos” off of their upcoming album Vanitas. The album is Anaal Nathrak’s seventh studio album and will be released on November 6th via Candlelight Records. Vantis will be a follow up to the bands 2011 album Passions and the song kicks ass.

You can listen to it here.

Although the band was started as a studio project they have been known to tour irregularly and will be touring Canada, directly after the albums release, on November 7th starting in Montreal.

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Music Video: Daylight Dies “Dreaming Of Breathing”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM (PST)

North Carolina metalcore band Daylight Dies released their fourth studio album, A Frail Becoming, yesterday via Candlelight Records.

The band recently premiered the music video for “Dreaming Of Breathing” which is off the new album. You can check it out right here.

The video was directed by Ramon Boutviseth. Drummer Jesse Haff commented on the course taken in bringing the video to fruition:

“We worked with director Ramon Boutviseth back in 2006 when he filmed the ‘Lies the Bind’ video. We were blown away by what he delivered, and by his talents and ambition. We knew without hesitation he was who we wanted to work with for the ‘Dreaming of Breathing’ video. It was important the video not only visually matched the aesthetic of the album art, but also communicate at least metaphorically some of the meaning behind the song. He filmed the narrative bits in Malibu, California, and the band shots in a small studio with no air conditioning during a sweltering hot evening in North Carolina. We think the end result is gorgeous and fitting, and are just so pleased to have worked with Ramon and his team once again.”

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Long Island, New York metalcore band Vision Of Disorder is streaming their new album The Cursed Remain Cursed in its entirety and you can check it out right here.  This is the first album to be released by the band in over a decade. The album is set to be released in about one week via Candlelight Records.

An album three years in the making, and one of the most dynamic and cleverly destructive releases in the band’s twenty year history, The Cursed Remain Cursed surges with over forty minutes of brand new material, produced by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion).

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Havok kicking off U.S. Abomination Tour with Skeletonwitch

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 7:28 AM (PST)

Denver thrashers Havok are set to kick off the U.S. Abomination Tour with headliners Skeletonwitch this Friday, September 14th, in Athens, Ohio. The tour will run for nearly two months, ending on November 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional support will come from Early Graves and Mutilation Rites.

Havok guitarist Reece Scruggs commented: “We’re pumped as hell to be going out on the road with Skeletonwitch. The two of us along with Mutilation Rites and Early Graves touring together just seems to fit and make perfect sense. There will be plenty of dates, pretty much covering the entire U.S. So there is no excuse to miss this shred fest! BE THERE OR BE 100% SQUARE.”

Havok will be touring in support of their Point Of No Return EP which was released earlier this summer via Candlelight Records. Click here to see a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Anaal Nathrakh releases new details for upcoming album “Vanitas”

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM (PST)

British extreme metal band Anaal Nathrakh have announced the details for their upcoming album Vanitas. Vanitas is the band’s seventh album and is set for release on November 6th via Candlelight Records. As is typical for the band, the album’s sound combines death metal and grindcore and was produced by Mick Kenney (Bleeding Through, Ingested). Anaal Nathrakh has been widely acclaimed in the metal community and is noted as a front runner in extreme metal, all of which bodes well for an amazing effort by an amazing band.

Although the band was started as a studio project they have been known to tour irregularly and will be touring Canada, directly after the albums release, on November 7th starting in Montreal.

You can see the track list for Vanitas here.

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