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Ex-Gaza members have apparently become Cult Leader

Posted by GageT on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:02 AM (PST)

cult_leaderSo remember when Gaza released an awesome record last year (No Absolutes in Human Suffering) and then broke up back in March? Well, cry no more. Last night, announced through the former band’s Facebook page, every member except vocalist Jon Barkin have apparently become a new band called Cult Leader. Here’s what they had to say:

“Some of us continue to make music together. The new band is Cult Leader. Our first show is with Full of Hell, Seven Sisters of Sleep, and Rile at the The Shred Shed SLC. We’d appreciate it if you could be there, like the page, and also if you would spread the news (but from the Cult Leader page if at all possible). Thank you, and kindly continue to fuck yourselves.”
So there was clearly some kind of dispute between involved parties, but we really don’t know. Frankly, though, it doesn’t matter. Cult Leader have promised new material as soon as possible, and if last year’s Gaza record is anything to go by, it’s going to blow some minds.
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Cattle Decapitation drummer David McGraw undergoes surgery in Berlin

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:17 AM (PST)

Cattle DecapitationSan Diego deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation’s drummer David McGraw underwent surgery for an abscess in his armpit on Monday, April 15th in Berlin, Germany. In spite of the surgery McGraw was able to play a show that evening as part of the European tour with Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth.

You can read a quote from McGraw here: “Berlin! You rule! I had the gnarliest abscess under my arm pit, and you took care of me for only 50 [euros]. I had a full-on surgery, general anesthesia, private recovery room, everything, and I’m not even from here, just another foreigner on tour coming through town. I was treated like if I was at a private clinic. I had enough time to let the drugs wear off and made it to perform at the show tonight. I didn’t get to see any of the sights, but instead I experienced something way more meaningful to me… seriously, thank you!”

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Album Review: Nails – “Abandon All Life”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM (PST)

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“Lesser men want control. They’ll never have what I hold.”

Nails return with a true vengeance, following up the acclaimed and super grim UNSILENT DEATH with an even more intense record (maybe the meanest album of 2013 yet). “God’s Cold Hands” is everything that makes Nails so raw, an explosion of message, intent and purpose. The Kurt Ballou tracked record melds crust, hardcore and sludge so well it will crush the (few) haters who think they are a hype band.

The bass on this record really brings a level of punch and body to the songs, each tune rattling in your chest. Some riffs in life, regardless of genre, just seize the throat and don’t let go (think ‘Priests Of Sodom’ by Cannibal Corpse, ‘When All Is Said And Done’ by Napalm Death or ‘Red Tide Rising’ by Orange Goblin). This album is full of such memorable moments where you find yourself staring at the radio or whatever music playing device and not believing the awesomeness of the sounds.

“Wide Open Wound’ shows the band killing it at a slower pace, while ‘Cry Wolf’ is brevity that kills in the best way. They really…no pun intended…NAILED tempo control on this LP. And the lyrics are also direct and right to the point. “Hate won’t hide these wounds. No coming back from your abuse”

Nails are a valuable entity in the heavy music world, a reminder of what the underground is about and a violent denouncement of vapid efforts. If you want a serious meditation on constructive yet full fury filled rage release, grab this fucking now. Near indecipherable yet deep lyrics (like label-mates The Secret), gnashing teeth adrenaline levels and sick art by Farron Kerzner just make this so much more than vibe. Great work, boys.

 

 

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Pig Destroyer release unheard EP in memory of Pat Egan

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM (PST)

massvolumeThe unfortunate passing Pat Egan (Director of Retail Sales for Relapse Records) due to complications from pneumonia last month has has really gotten people banding together to help honor his memory and support his family.  Relapse has already put out a 20 song compilation with all proceeds going straight to a college fund for Pat’s daughter and now Pig Destroyer is doing the same with an EP of unreleased material.  This is a 25 minute, 2 song EP of straight up doom that is available as a digital download only for 10 bucks.

You can find it by clicking right here.

Pig Destroyer has released the following statement on the release:

“This ep was written and recorded during the final day of the Phantom Limb sessions with unexpected extra studio time and resources. In the following years, with Natasha being released on its own and Brian no longer being in the band, our intentions of releasing Mass & Volume basically evaporated. However, looking back now, Mass & Volume serves as a great epilogue to that particular era of the band.

Pat Egan was a friend and a keystone member of the Relapse family for many of the years we have been involved with it. He devoted his life to supporting underground music and he immeasurably helped develop the bands he worked with. His untimely passing on February 18 2013 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched.

This EP is dedicated to the memory Of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind.  RIP Pat.”

A memorial event for Pat has also been scheduled for Tuesday March 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York, NY. Everyone is invited to attend with all proceeds again going directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found right here.

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D.I.S. stream new album “Becoming Wrath” in full

Posted by GageT on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM (PST)

dis-becoming-wrathLos Angeles d-beat punks D.I.S. are streaming their entire new album Becoming Wrath right here.

The album was officially released in November on Deep Six Records.

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Tour: Rotten Sound announces North American Tour dates

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM (PST)

rotten soundAll powerful Finnish grindcore band Rotten Sound have announced some North American tour dates leading up to their appearance on May 24th at Maryland Deathfest.

There are only a few dates and you can see them here.

Rotten Sound was formed in Vaasa, Finland in 1993 and have produced six studio album. The latest of which, Cursed, was released in 2011 via Relapse Records.

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Mumakil finish work on forthcoming album “Flies Will Starve”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM (PST)

mumakil-band-photoSwiss deathgrinders Mumakil have announced the completion of recording for their upcoming album Flies Will Starve which is due to be released later this year with Relapse Records.  Upon entering the studio last fall, the band released the following statement:

“This will be our best album in terms of production, riff quality, variation and songwriting. It is going to be a great mix between everything we love in grindcore and death-metal with subjects like war, anger, pain, personal experiences and deceptions, and an overall theme about mankind’s permanent will to destroy itself.”

Flies Will Starve was recorded at Terrier 5 Studio in Geneva and so far has no release date.  This will be Mumakil’s third full length and the follow up to Behold The Failure.

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Full EP Stream: Rotten Sound – “Species At War”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM (PST)

Finnish grindcore group Rotten Sound are streaming their new EP Species At War over at Inferno a few days before it is officially released.  The whole thing clocks in at less than 10 minutes so you might as well just listen to it.  Vocalist Keijo Niinimaa had the following to say about the EP and its release:

“Finding a strong label to release the EP and next full-length in Europe was our priority for [2012]. We are very excited about this deal with Season Of Mist and we can’t wait to get back on the road with the EP. Take a deep breath, get exhausted with ‘Species At War’ and see you at the shows!”

You can find Species At War streaming right here.

Species At War is due out January 22, 2013 via Season Of Mist and will be Rotten Sound’s first release since 2011′s Cursed LP. The EP was recorded at Nordic Audio Labs last summer while mixing and mastering was taken care of by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios.

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Antigama entering the studio to record sixth album

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM (PST)

Polish grindcore band Antigama entered the studio this week to work on recording their sixth full-length album and follow-up to 2009’s Warning as well as to last year’s Stop The Chaos EP. Founding guitarist Sebastian Rokicki commented: “This is going to be the most mature, and at the same time most diverse album in the band’s whole career.”

The recording sessions are taking place for the third time at Progresja Sound Studio with producer Pawel “Janos” Grabowski and will last through the end of January. This is the first studio session in the band’s history without Szymon Czech, who passed away in November 2012 due to illness.

The band has confirmed that the title of the album is Meteor. They are planning for a late spring release via Selfmadegod Records but no specific date has been released as-of-yet. We’ll keep you posted as details are released.

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Tour: Hivesmasher announces Northeast tour dates

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM (PST)

Massachusetts grindcore band Hivesmasher have posted tour dates for their upcoming US/Canada tour. The band will be touring to support their 2012 release Gutter Choir and you should go see them.

You can see the tour dates here.

Gutter Choir was released in 2012 via Black Market Activities and you can also listen to and or purchase the album here.

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Lyric Video: Rotten Sound – “Salvation”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM (PST)

Finnish grindcore band Rotten Sound have released a lyric video for the single “Salvation.”  The song is the first single taken from their upcoming EP Species At War.

You can check out the video right here.

Species At War is due out January 22, 2013 via Relapse and will be Rotten Sound’s first release since 2011’s Cursed LP.

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Cattle Decapitation Interview Part I of II

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM (PST)

A while back, and I do mean a while back, we here at Metal Riot were lucky enough to get some time with Josh Elmore of Cattle Decapitation. When I say some time I mean the better part of two hours and one of the longest interviews ever. This was both a blessing and a curse, as anyone who has transcribed an interview can tell you. We caught up with them at The Middle East in Boston on November 5th, the last night before they dropped off the Six Feet Under tour. If I can give you a word of advice, go see Cattle Decapitation, they are absolutely amazing live and have had a rough patch between Travis getting punched and the loss of “Trailey,” you will not regret it. Now with out further adieu I bring you part one of two of our Cattle Decapitation interview.

Click here to read the interview.

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Cover Art Battle: August Cover Art Showdown

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:14 AM (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.

August was a quiet month (only 3 battles) but as always, there were some awesome covers. Here’s your opportunity to show us why the heavy metal culture is the greatest culture there is. Check out August’s winners and nominees for this Ultimate Cover Art Showdown and get voting!

Week 1 Winner: Alunah – White Hoarhound (Psychedoomelic)
Week 2 / 3 Winner: Darkness By Oath – Near Death Experience (Metal Blade)
Week 4 Winner: Murder Construct – Results (Relapse)

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.

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With Cattle Decapitation dropping off the “Autumn Apocalypse Tour” due to recent issues with Six Feet Under, it comes as no surprise that they have formed their own mini tour of the Northeast in really no time at all.  They are calling it the “By the Fans, For the Fans” tour and you can click here for dates.

Cattle’s dates still stand for “The Blood of Power Tour” with Dying Fetus which kicks off two days after the Northeast tour ends.  You can click here to find dates for that tour. 

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Music: Relapse Records have released a sampler of all their 2012 releases

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM (PST)

Pennsylvania based Relapse Records have released a sampler with a song from each of the labels 2012 releases. The sampler includes songs from some of my favorites, including Death, General Surgery and Pig Destroyer and represents a good span of the labels genres and bands.

Click here to listen to the sampler.

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