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Axel Rudi Pell prepare to drop “Game of Sins”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:12 AM (PST)

Axel Rudi Pell

German guitarist Alex Rudi Pell is preparing to release his 17th solo album on January 22.

Game of Sins will be released in North America via SPV/Steamhammer.

Check out the tracklist for Game of Sins here.

Great Violence and Hidden Depths

Illinois-Iowan extreme metallers Hemsplitter and New York extreme metallers The Communion have teamed up to drop the split LP Great Violence and Hidden Depth via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.

Stream the full album and check out the tracklist here.

Graveshadow drop ‘Namesake’ music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 9:25 AM (PST)


Sacramento extreme metallers Graveshadow have released the music video for their song “Namesake”.

“Namesake” comes from Graveshadow’s debut album Nocturnal Resurrection.

Nocturnal Resurrection will drop in Europe on November 13 and in North America on December 13 via Mausoleum Records.

Check out the video for “Namesake” here.


Vardis signs to SPV/Steamhammer

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)


British NWoBHM band Vardis have signed a worldwide deal to SPV/Steamhammer.

Vardis will release Red Eye in 2016.

Check out comments from guitarist and singer Steve Zodiac and Steamhammer A&R Olly Hahn here.

Visigoth release “Iron Brotherhood” live video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM (PST)


Salt Lake City heavy metallers Visigoth have released a live video for their song “Iron Brotherhood”.

“Iron Brotherhood” is from Visigoth’s debut album The Revenant King.

The “Iron Brotherhood” live video was recorded at the “Frost and Fire Festival”.

Check out the video and a comment from the band here.

CREATURE HONEYMOON Week 3: Fad Nauseam, Golden Torso, Shadow Witch

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 9:06 AM (PST)


Head to our Metal Riot  bandcamp page after you are done perusing the new Nightmare Before Christmas fashion line to take your sense of darkness further into the black (no disrespect to Sally, Jack and Zero). Yes, our Halloween compilation of bands from around the world (and a slew from my hometown of Kingston, NY- a place full of ghosts due to a rich colonial history), is shaping up to be quite phantasm-tastic.

Every week until Halloween we are revealing more bands who participated in writing a horror themed song and I’m white with frightful delight at what everyone has brought to the table!

This week’s additions include Golden Torso from Detroit, Philly’s spooky innovators Fad Nauseam and Kingston, NY’s doomy Shadow Witch.

It’s awesome to have them all on board. Golden Torso’s drummer Jeff used to play in Kylesa (on my fave album of theirs Time Will Fuse Its Worth) and I met him years ago at a show. We’ve since stayed in touch sporadically and he’d tell me about cool bands from his area like Child Bite or shoot the shit from time to time. Golden Torso have given us one of the more ferocious songs on the comp with “Flesh Walkers”, a zombie song that hits with punk n roll noise metal fury.

“Well- let’s just say it’s about someone cursing their deceitful lover who is turning into a Pink Floyd The Wall-like melty-fleshy, inflamed hollow-faced, lumbering, zombie undead in New Orleans,” Jeff says, when pressed.

Shadow Witch supplied a theme song with the same name as the band, a super stompy doomer that rocks like some of the best Alice In Chains meets vintage Sabbath glory. Vocalist Little Earl is a glorified warlock.

Fad Nauseam’s Brad Omen describes his bands 7-minute “From The Mouths Of Blades” semi Swans-esque masterpiece of a track with ,”It’s about humans being inherently evil from birth”.

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The full comp will be out on Halloween, so stay tuned and enjoy what you’ve got so far!

RAM premiere “Awakening The Chimaera” DVD clip with Rock Hard Germany

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 1:10 PM (PST)


Svbversvm is the impending new full-length from Sweden’s classic heavy metal stalwarts, RAM. Boasting ten raging hymns of death, post-apocalyptic dominance and total devastation through iron that recall the power and prestige of some of metal’s most revered acts (think Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate et al) without replicating them, RAM’s fourth studio offering was self-produced at Black Path Studios, mixed at Welfare Sounds by Olle Björk, Per Stälberg, and RAM, mastered by Daniel Johansson and will be unleashed on October 30th worldwide via Metal Blade Records. In Europe, Svbversvm will come available as a limited CD/DVD digipak, as well as on CD and vinyl.


In collaboration with Germany’s Rock Hard Magazine, today RAM offers up a clip of “Awakening The Chimaera.” Taken from the bonus DVD, X Anniversary, A Decade Of Heavy Metal Tyranny Concert,which comes free with the limited edition digipak of Svbversvm, the performance was filmed on Friday the 13th of September 2013 at a hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden.



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Slipknot premiere newest deranged video with “XIX”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:04 PM (PST)


Clown from Slipknot has directed the band’s latest clip “XIX” from .5: The Gray Chapter. The track is very dark and has a certain gothic feel, one of their more interesting and nuanced numbers. Even if the clip wasn’t sure to be a singalong live anthem ready made as a great segue between heavier numbers ala Korn’s 4 U it features naked ladies in veils with nooses dangling between their breasts and some stark imagery of floating coffins, twisted trees and flowers. A cool clip and song.

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GET OUT. reveal “Let Me In” debut album cover art by Chris Smith

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:51 AM (PST)



Kingston, NY’s GET OUT. have revealed the cover art for their pending debut record Let Me In via their bandcamp page. The artwork was done by scene stalwart Chris Smith of Gray Aria Design who most recently did the Black Yo)))ga Music For Asanas Ritual vol. 1 artwork. It was intended to capture the variety of influences, from dark rock to stoner rock to metalcore and punkified thrash in the band’s sound.

The first single from Let Me In is called “Bloody Marys” , a sort of later period Life Of Agony meets STP hard rock influenced number. The full tracklisting will be announced soon and GET OUT. is also on Metal Riot’s Creature Honeymoon compilation, out in full on Halloween.

No official release date yet for Let Me In has been announced.

“Chris has always been very cool and a great illustrator or designer,” says vocalist/music journalist Morgan Y. Evans. “He did some art for a few other bands I have been in and when I heard how moody some of our songs were becoming, I knew he was a great choice to ask again. We’ve got a cool t-shirt design he did coming and he also did our band logo. Despite the tragedy surrounding the band Enabler, I am a huge fan of the art Chris did for them while Amanda was still in that band as well as the killer poster art Chris has done for everyone from The Atlas Moth to Ken Mode and Lo Pan.”


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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)


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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Huntress share “Sorrow” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1:06 PM (PST)


Heavy Metal force Huntress have released another video from Static, a fun, spooky castle video that fits the Argento on thrash mode of the band’s aesthetic for this tune really well. And the chorus hook is one of the biggest in Jill and the band’s history. A lot of fun yell alongs on this album.

This one is written and directed by Phil Mucci (

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Raleigh, NC’s BEDOWYN to release sophomore album, “Leave the Living”

Posted by jtparham13 on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:35 PM (PST)


North Carolina-based BEDOWYN to release full-length album ‘Leave the Living\’ worldwide on October 30, and will initially be available through their BandCamp site.

In September 2014, the band set out to create the follow-up to their well-received debut EP. Expanding greatly on the bedrock sound they had established, further exploration has yielded eleven well thought-out tracks that showcase their nomadic and heavy sensibilities. Conceptual in design, the recording has been crafted in the traditional structure of a side A/side B album that harkens back to the groups\’ early metal roots.

‘Leave the Living\’ was recorded in various locations, including Schaefer Sound Productions (Raleigh, NC), Jerk Music Productions (Burlington, NC), as well as the bands\’ home studio. Egan O\’Rourke of Daylight Dies was enlisted once again for mixing duties.

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Band Spotlight: Horisont

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9:40 AM (PST)


Gothenburg’s Horisont are guitar rock incarnate. They can boogie hard enough to woo the most discerning Graveyard or Atomic Rooster fans while maintaining the most fabulous aspects of retro rock’s finest, dual attack axe/ hazy days. New album Odyssey has everything from Zep-esque balladry via “Beyond The Sun” to fist shaking party rock like fan favorite “Break The Limit”. This band definitely has some special juju and deserve to hit bigger stages. Plus they feature one of our favorite Metal Riot allies Tom Sutton (Night Viper, ex- Church Of Misery, The Order of Israfel).

Recommended track: “Red Light”

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In the mist, dark figures move and twist
Was all this for real or just some kind of Hell?

The following is a lengthy reflection on identity and difference in the metal, rock, indie and avant-garde world(s) and how we can learn to grow stronger. It happens to be formated around the lyrics of Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast”, which is as apt a metaphor for the music industry and scene as any.

Shit, it’s better than most.

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Let the “Purple” reign begin @yourbaroness

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:48 PM (PST)


“In spite of the Winter there’s ways to keep warm…”

via Baroness:

Our new album ‘Purple’ is out December 18
Deluxe –
iTunes –
Amazon –

If “Chlorine & Wine” doesn’t appeal to you on some level then you’ve never gotten this band. \m/ #awestruck #sorad


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