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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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Huntress share “Sorrow” video

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

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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 (www.diabolikfilms.com)

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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)

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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)

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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.

Read more BELOW.

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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)

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

via Baroness:

Our new album ‘Purple’ is out December 18
Deluxe – http://smarturl.it/dpurple
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/ipurple
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/apurple

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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Motörhead honored by L.A. city council on 40th anniversary

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:39 PM (PST)

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In case you missed it, Andrew Bansal at Metal Assault has a very cool article about our boys with bite being honored:

For a band with no members originating from the city, rock ‘n roll veterans Motörhead have established as much of a connection with Los Angeles as any hometown band. 

Read it HERE.

 

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Megadeth fans are often torn between thrash leaning purists or those who can enjoy Risk, for example. It’s hard for bands to successfully tow the line between hard rock and more classic heavy metal elements but Archer from the West Coast are a great example of a band who manage to nail it. Great leads and riffs that’d make the snarlier side of Mustaine proud or stuff that could appeal to fans of anything from Accept to borderline Buckcherry with a much more classic heavy metal streak, Archer bring it all to the table. Their new release Culling The Weak is a great addition to the 2015 class of hard rock/metal hit list that already includes great stuff from Wildlights, Kinghitter and Royal Thunder as proof of a pulse in rock n roll leaning metal.

The trio have shared the stage with Hellyeah, Doro and other greats and held their own, as well as tapped legend Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Whitesnake, Joe Cocker, Megadeth, Sammy Hagar, etc.). The result is a lively record of new songs like “World Of One” or “Belief” that could stand up aside some of metal’s most beloved anthems. The title track is at REVOLVER right HERE.

Get Culling The Weak on Amazon HERE!

Dylan Rose stops by Metal Riot to give us the good word on Culling The Weak BELOW.

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Blackest Of The Black Returns!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:25 AM (PST)

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I’m just gonna post this beautiful picture here (thanks Prong for posting it to fans first). Let’s just ponder that perhaps metal touring is going to be fine after all, hmm? #blackestoftheblack #welcomeback #backinblack

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Song of the Week? Duh, it’s “Speed Of Light” by Iron Maiden

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 4:08 PM (PST)

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From the opening Dickinsonian aged but truly  emphatic power yell to great riffs , tones and the dead lock rhythm section of Steve and Nicko, the new Iron Maiden song blazes by in a flash of nostalgia yet with the ever more present future doom  scaling sci fi visions on the edge of reality somewhere that Bruce provides (think last album’s epic title track).

Still, you feel the forward momentum as “Speed Of Light” bears down on you. It’s much more direct and packs a major punch. When I went to bed last night it had about 12,000 plays and now is over 600,000 not even 24 hours later. That is what I call heavy metal.

At the end of the day though, this is Nicko’s song. He pounds the living shit out of this number.

And did I mention I love the arcade games? Limited Santi Casas print for the song can be found HERE and will surely go as fast as the song title.

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Abigail has long been my absolute favorite King release, though many prefer Them. I’m happy the King’s finest, IMO, hour is getting the US full tour treatment! Read my recent interview with the legend himself HERE about his near death experience and how he hates saxophones, then check dates out below. Mayhem Fest might be gone, but they went out with the coolest band to ever grace their tour (besides another Mickey Dee alumni band, Motorhead). Yes, the black horseman ride again and that jerk Jonathan is gonna have kind of a hard time.

Official statement:

King Diamond will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans – one not to be missed! As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th with legendary bay area thrash metal band Exodus as the opening act! The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins Friday, August 7th at 10am ET.

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Last Mayhem Fest ever?

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:53 AM (PST)

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The homies of Metal Injection are reporting that this is indeed the last Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest. Read the article HERE.

I am bummed as I have to say media was always treated wonderfully by Mayhem staff and with a lot more regard than some other tours.

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Slipknot bassist rushed to hospital at CT stop of tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:29 AM (PST)

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Alessandro Venturella  of Slipknot and Krokodil was taken to the hospital a few songs into the masked maulers set in Hartford this past Saturday, August 2nd. No reason has yet been given. Footage HERE.

Update: Blabbermouth is reporting he has been discharged from the hospital after suffering severe dehydration. More HERE

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Ride or Die: Cycle Sluts From Hell Rocklive 1990 interview posted

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:18 PM (PST)

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Raff from NYC legends Cycle Sluts From Hell (a band with bigger balls than most “dude” bands that’ve ever existed), posted an awesome old school interview with the pioneering “girl” group of rowdy and mercurial metal pranksters. Peep the footage from Hammerjacks in Baltimore, 1990 on Youtube. It still blows my mind I got to be a dancing back up ghoul/evil monk for them for a reunion show at Mother Fucker party years back. Their hair looks amazing in this video.

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Deep Cuts: Randy Blythe

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 8:06 PM (PST)

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As we celebrate the release of Lamb Of God‘s powerful and compelling new collection of tunes VII: Sturm Und Drang, it seems only fitting that we give a Deep Cuts to a man who has inarguably carried the metal (and punk rock) flag high through thick and thin. Randy is one of the best frontmen with one of the most aggro growls in metal history and some of the most insightful political tracks under his belt as well. The ability of Randy to mix humor, awesomeness, anger and cerebral topics into his lyrics puts him up there with Jello Biafra and the best works of Sepultura when it comes to discussing world struggles. And the way Randy has grown and confronted demons in the public eye has been an amazing thing we all have shared in. Here’s too one of the best ambassadors we have. Let’s rekindle that Presidential campaign, haha.

Vocalist Randy Blythe comments on the release of the new album:“Over twenty years ago this band started in the basement – we’re still standing, and I’m still stoked to be putting out new music. As always, play it LOUD.”

While a new song like “Delusion Pandemic”, a total ripper, could just as well be on this list, here are some older tunes or performances Randy has been a part of over the years that I personally think kicked ass.

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