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Alestorm’s “No Grave But The Sea” sets forth on May 26th

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 5:39 PM (PST)

A friendly reminder that Alestorm, your favorite band of stage bashing, instrument brandishing buccaneers, return on May 26th with one of their rowdiest plunderings of the creative psyche yet, the bold and commanding No Grave But The Sea. If this isn’t your thing this won’t change your mind, but if you love your pirate metal? Consider this a serious haul. 5 albums in and the band are as ready to rock, rum and rollick as ever. The profanity heavy and pretty hysterical song “Fucked With An Anchor” alone is worth braving the high seas to purchase this dangerous album. The proud and stirring “To The End of the World” also will appeal to the more adventure and slightly less comedy minded historical metal head, sure to be a rallying cry among those who fly the Alestorm flag. The band are going to really shock some Hot Topic punks when they conquer the Vans Warped Tour this year! Pre Order HERE while you still may!

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Gridfailure‘s Scathed will see free digital download and handmade CDR through Minneapolis-based Darker Days Ahead on June 2nd. The newest from increasingly prolific NY based mind churner Dave Brenner finds our anti-hero composing what have been referred to as ,“ten unpredictable and defeating new anthems for hallucinogenic seppuku.”

Now, far be it from me to ever agree with anyone, but yeah. That’s pretty spot. My favorite track off Scathed is “Gaze Of Aversion”, a very compelling and trippy, minimal bass and cold sound wash paired with some harsh vocals for a very accomplished sense of aesthetic. It’s both relaxing in spacious scope yet borders on frozen indie-dub picked up instead of a sonar ping to lure people to a yellow submarine that is only yellow because of a portal to a sewer full of screaming crust zombies fighting Sean Connery and the Ninja Turtles. Ok, so I was doing ok there, but…yeah this shit will zone you out. Imagine earlier Drug Honkey or Scorn’s “Silver Rain Fell” wash if slowed to a crawl and panned way out to the astral plane on some LegionFX shit. I also really wanted to make a Hunt For Red October reference. We don’t want to actually encourage Dave to make more music, because while it is dope. we can’t possibly grasp his current productivity levels – since every song seems like such a fully realized little world of chaos, disorder or deceptive calm.

Scathed comes hot on the heels of the fascinating Dendritica pairing of Gridfailure and Megalophobe. Numerous other things are also in the works and recent courses already charted with various other off grid collaborators, but Scathed marks Brenner attacking every strange twist and turn collaborator free.

Darker Days Ahead also recently issued the diverse Death Season Six compilation which features GRIDFAILURE’s “Shallow Epicenter,” as well as contributions from Never Presence Forever, Megalophobe, Cory Schumacher, Dusthallowed, Teeth Engraved With The Names Of The Dead, and many others. Download the album for free and buy the limited CD HERE.

Until next time, remember as you sink into the depths that the hard part about playing chicken is knowin’ when to flinch. May we meet again in Havanna where the sun is warm and so is the comradeship.

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Dark hard rockers Seether wrestle with more nightmares amidst grungy guitars and hard rock hooks on forthcoming release Poison The Parish. Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals; John Humphrey, drums – will drop the album on May 12 through Morgan’s new Canine Riot Records via Concord Music Group. New song “Count Me Out” def ups the band’s Nirvana influence even further on the verses while the choruses and heavy ending are more hard rock and Nu than radio grunge. You can’t count them out. Seether are actually still in the fight and put on a strong show. You can tell there is some bite to this release.

Track titles and new single BELOW.

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On this national day of prayer where we are fucking the poor and sick and pissing on anything holy by allowing Churches to dictate politics and still pay no taxes (much like the very rich), you might as well blast some fucking Goatwhore and point your middle finger at the sky, right?! I for one am psyched as fuck for the latest from one of the most consistent killer acts in metal. Can they top the last two? This is one of the few bands in metal who have only improved with every release and yet the early stuff inverts virgins as well!!

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Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.

“Working with Rutan was awesome,” says Goatwhore front-man Ben Falgoust. “We did some great records with him. But you come to a point where you’re like, ‘All right. Let’s try something new.’ It was part of trying to remove ourselves from a comfort zone and a risk thing we needed to take. Plus, we really wanted to hit the essence of where we are live and what better way to harness that than by having our live sound guy involved. Jarrett is knowledgeable with the studio stuff. He also knows how we sound coming out of a PA and we really wanted to get closer to that.”

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Strife to release limited 20 years edition of “In This Defiance”

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:14 PM (PST)

Iconic Los Angeles hardcore warriors STRIFE this year celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark second LP, In This Defiance, with a special extremely limited run of the record.

This one-time limited pressing of STRIFE‘s In This Defiance is limited to only 100 copies on pink marble vinyl packaged in a hand silkscreened and hand numbered cover, and is joined by a limited edition longsleeve shirt.

Preorders for the record go on sale tomorrow, Friday, May 5th, at 10am PST at WAR-REC.COM.
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Well, this is as bad ass as free fudge. EVOKEN have announced the re-issue their much sought-after debut album Embrace the Emptiness (1998) as a limited vinyl edition via Season of Mist. The album is available as a limited pressing of 666 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram black double vinyl. Pre-orders are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The record remains a rewarding solace for doom seekers that displays near gothic moments amidst melodic yet crushing riffs and sepulchral yearnings. It is well regarded as a must hear record for serious fans of the genre to spend a little time with at some point. Certainly one of the more creative and impactful American doom releases.

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Valborg stream new album “Endstrand” at Decibel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 3:17 PM (PST)

Valborg, once described by the quite choosy yet very metal authority Tom G. Warrior himself as “abundantly original and unique“ and “a mixture of Bohren und der Club of Gore, early Black Sabbath and Hellhammer”, have returned with their latest curious offering.

Produced by Markus Siegenhort (Lantlôs), Endstrand is a 13 song end-time vision hosting apparitions of empty beaches, bunkers in the dunes, novel biological phenomenon, washed up artifacts, noise distorted signals and omnipresent whirring, all of which float above the backdrop of VALBORG’s utterly barbaric death crunch.

Sounds cool to us. We liked their last one Romantik. Between this and the news that Neurosis is supporting Fires Within Fires with Converge and Amenra along for the ride, it is a good week for fans of experimental heavy music as we prepare for Saturn to turn retrograde tomorrow.

Endstrand will be out this Friday, April 7th! Check it out first at Decibel HERE. They certainly have a lot of bellowing and militaristic, thumping and near industrialized low end.

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Stream the new Demon Hunter album “Outlive”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 4:51 PM (PST)

Fan favorites Demon Hunter have gotten more and more adept at combining their heavier and more melodic hard rock sides into a coherent whole (“Jesus Wept” into the groove heavy single “Cold Winter Sun” is a good example). Outlive is one of their finest releases yet in a career of many albums and live appearances. This band really follows through for fans and believes in what they are doing. They have been going strong since the early 00’s and have earned my respect. Personally I am liking this record more than The Extremist so far. Check it out below.

 

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Lava Invocator are streaming their new Mörk release (purchase HERE), atmospheric but overall fairly traditional black metal. Def getting a Storm Of The Light’s Bane influence on a lot of the tracks as they alternate between disorienting attack riffs and cryptic, moody dissonance. Really liking the production and tone values, not to crappy but not over done either. A great mix of good sounds but still harsh. The vocals are also especially harsh and guttural at times and other times more of a higher snarl, a cool contrast. The almost 40 minute record is streaming at Metal Underground HERE.

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Kylesa to release “Live at Maida Vale” for Record Store Day

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:00 PM (PST)

Savannah’s genre-defying (and much missed) heavy rock group KYLESA will see the release of Live at Maida Vale Studios as part of Record Store Day 2017. ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ captures  KYLESA’s February 2014 BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session in its entirety, and has never been commercially available before. The session was recorded with BBC DJ Daniel P. Carter for the BBC program “Rock Show with Daniel P Carter”.

The track list for ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is:
1. Quicksand
2. Long Gone
3. Don’t Look Back
4. To Forget

‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is a one time pressing of 1500 12″ LPs, 1000 CDs, and 150 cassettes and will be available on April 22 2017 at independent record stores worldwide. A full list of confirmed Record Store Day special releases and more can be found here.

Maida Vale Studios is a complex of seven BBC sound studios in London.The historic set of studios have seen musical performances dating back from 1946 to the present. Past performances have include music from legendary rock icons such as DAVID BOWIE, LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and many more.

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Enslaved to release Roadburn 2x live album for Record Store Day

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:03 PM (PST)

Roadburn Live is ENSLAVED‘s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band’s headlining shows at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015, an edition curated by ENSLAVED‘s guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.

Walter Hoeijmakers, Roadburn’s Artistic Director comments on the release: “It’s no secret that there’s a strong friendship between Roadburn and ENSLAVED. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, ENSLAVED has played a significant part in the festival’s history – both musically and antically. Not only has ENSLAVED been our artist in residence, bringing side-projects such as The Armageddon Concerto (the ENSLAVED/Shining collaboration), Dream Of An Opium Eater, and Trinacria to Roadburn, Ivar Bjørnson has also been our 2015 co-curator, along with Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, resulting in Skuggsjá’s first ever performance outside of Norway. ENSLAVED‘s 2015 performances were the pinnacle of this enduring and artistic friendship, and showcased the massive influence the band has had on both Roadburn and the (underground) metal scene for the past two decades. To have these shows captured on vinyl is a dream come true for me, and I truly hope it’s the same for anyone who was in attendance, or those who want to indulge themselves in the Northern magic of ENSLAVED.” 

Roadburn Live will be available as limited and exclusive Record Store Day color editions and as Roadburn/ENSLAVED-Webshop Gold edition including the original A3 Roadburn poster and color stickers!

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Insect Ark “Portal/Well” vinyl release news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:44 PM (PST)

Insect Ark is one of my favorite experimental outfits. I think founder Dana Schechter is pretty much a musical genius and we were thrilled to run this interview with her about the original release of the album back in 2015.The project  started as a the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter (M. Gira’s Angels of Light/Bee and Flower). In January 2015, Portland-based drummer Ashley Spungin (Taurus) joined on drums and electronics and they have been gigging here and there ever since.

Portal/Well is finally available as of a few days ago, with a two color silkscreen on archival grey paper. The vinyl LP is being released by Sleeping Giant Glossolalia Records, artwork updated by Nicole Boitos Hayworth.

Says the band of the new artwork:

Nicole Boitos built the original egg diorama out of a real goose egg for the CD version, (which also featured photos by Simple Box Construction), so it was natural to ask her to illustrate the variation for the LP. The results came out beautifully.

Portal/Well – Vinyl by Insect Ark

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Great news! 3 years no booze today. Seems like good day (haha) to finally re-release my 00’s Kingston, NY band Antidote 8‘s TRUE FORM record plus 2 NEW SONGS “Tower of London” and “Just Try”. Thanks to Dave Daw and Robert Kelly for shooting me the tracks!

RIYL Tool, Van Halen, Clutch, Iron Maiden, Chevelle, etc.

Rebecca Vernon of SubRosa guests on “Settle Down” (she cut the vocals around the same time she was doing No Help For The Mighty Ones, more or less).
Drums on “Just Try” and “Tower Of London” by Jordan Childs.
Lead vox on “Just Try” by Adrienne Nixon (I love how tight we were getting at harmonizing towards end of the project).

Hopefully some of you will enjoy these tunes and the truly insane guitar solos of Eric Nixon. We had some good times along the way, including shows with Thou, Dio Disciples, Black Tusk, Steve Brown of Trixter, Painmask and Joey Eppard of 3.

Original EP tracks engineered by Jay Andersen at Darkworld Studios.

https://antidote8music.bandcamp.com/album/true-form

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We know, we know…fuck us…we missed record store day. For us tired and bleached of
life force music fans, journalists and metal soldiers, every day is basically
record store day (just without any discounts and you have to hunt for special
releases).

We hereby make up to you (oh, sisters and brothers of metal) our momentary
guard post nap by providing you with some everyday metal nourishment/fuel/streams and pre-orders we are stoked on. Enjoy this soul food for thought for the coming weeks.

In no particular order, we present ten little Impish delights for your
bleeding ears and imagination’s kindling.

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Celestial Ruin premiere “Sense of Exile”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:10 PM (PST)

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Vancouver symphonic rockers Celestial Ruin have released their latest song “Sense of Exile”.

“Sense of Exile” comes off the bands upcoming EP Pandora coming out May 20.

Check out “Sense of Exile” and Celestial Ruin tour dates here.

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