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When I think of how good Prong is right now at this stage in Tommy Victor’s career I want to cry tears of bloody joy everytime I hear a new song. The last two albums in particular were stunning evidence that Prong are a band like no other, fully aware of their legacy yet still making new works that can stand the scrutiny of years to come as well. The best thing you will see this week is their new video for “Remove, Seperate Self”, chock full of the alternative metal and relentless groove that makes Prong eternal.

Click HERE for the clip.

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Deep Cuts: Godflesh

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM (PST)


Every Godflesh song is essentially a deep cut. There’s that pesky disclaimer again. Hey, people know “Christbait Rising” more than the b-sides from Pure, for example. So that warrants a column, in my book!!!

Click HERE and see what songs I am right about revering above numerous others in the band’s nearly inexhaustible potential songbook to choose from.

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Get well soon Christian Olde Wolbers

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM (PST)


Lambgoat posted an important news item on great dude Christian Olde Wolbers. He is such a huge talent and deserves to be rich and not dealing with this bullshit. Still annoyed that KUSH side project with Cypress and Deftones never came out, though. Whatever spectrum of the Fear Factory debate you fall on, this dude has contributed some great music to our lives, fans. Represent!

From Lambgoat:

Earlier this year guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers (Arkaea, ex-Fear Factory, Beowülf) was involved in a serious motorcycle crash. As a result of his inability to work and mounting medical bills, Wolbers has launched a campaign to raise money. Wolbers had the following to say:

“It’s been 6 months since my motorcycle accident on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.I was pinched by a car who swerved into me while he was texting and i was passing his vehicle, i didn’t go down but had some damage so while i was trying to exit the freeway i got cut off and slammed in the back of a pick up/camper truck on my motorcycle. I sustained some really severe injuries and am lucky to heal most of them (femur, 10 broken ribs, fractured spine, broken shoulders and multiple broken bones) without complications, except my ankle and foot that endured some heavy trauma. I have had 4 surgeries so far and next month hopefully will be my last surgery as they need to reattach my achilles. It’s a big surgery as they need to grab a donor muscle out of the inside of my leg to use for the achilles reattachment. Heavy stuff. I haven’t been able to walk and after my next surgery i am hoping to be able to start rehab in the fall and make my first steps early next year. fingers crossed.“I haven’t been able to work and then there’s the medical costs.

“So i am trying to raise some money to help with my next surgery and am offering guitar/bass lessons, or help with your music, arranging, writing, playing on your songs, talk about gear or just have a chat.. whatever, if you book the time the time is yours.

“The sessions will be on Skype, donations for the sessions can be made to paypal I am located in the pacific time zone Los Angeles for skype sessions. So let me know, pm me what time you want to book.

“Thank you, i also have COW guitar picks i can mail out to people who help out and donate. i really appreciate it if you can forward this to your friends and spread the word. Thanks for your help!”


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You aint gonna sell every fanboy on the latter day line ups of great bands. I know not everyone is ever going to accept Guns N Roses or Smashing  Pumpkins as they are today, though both are still great bands. I can holler about how great current Stratovarius or how cool the 2014 live line up of Prong is or even Danzig (ha, a double tommy victor shout out), but some chuckleheads will still only desire the original or most “classic” era.This is only appropriate in the case of the Misfits, folks. I don’t even mind the current incarnation of Slayer and think Tom and Kerry found the most perfect people to be in the band if it wasn’t gonna be Jeff and Dave (I’m also giddy with excitement about Lombardo playing with legendary political punk assault team Amen).

That said, perhaps the greatest sin of all is when people crap on the latter day works of the great industrial metal giants Ministry. The band survived like radiated cockroaches through so many twists and turns over the years, never beating to anyone else’s drum. There are many, many great Ministry songs written post Psalm 69. Grow up, people. If you missed out on Uncle Al’s anti George Bush trilogy or the gulch heat awesome sauce satire of Houses of The Mole, let alone “Ghouldiggers” from Relapse (easilly one of Al’s most powerful music industry lampooning songs of all time), you should be on suicide watch cuz the snob thing aint workin’ out so cute for ya anymore.

The final Ministry live touring outfit of Al, guitar speed-blazer Mike Scaccia (R.I.P.), theatrical fan fave Sin Qurin, big man Casey Orr on bass and the hellfire drumming of aaron Rossi, was a force of fucking reckoning I’m honored to say I got to witness in their live glory.“Last Tangle in Paris,” an artistic collaboration between UDR Music and 13th Planet Records, Inc., is set for a July 8 North American release and will be available in 2-CD and DVD digipak, BluRay and 2-CD Amaray, 2 X vinyl Gatefold 160 gram configurations, digital audio and video, and as a simple CD
package. Al Jourgensen is a true ringmaster, a roadshow of karma and philosophy married to tattoos, clouds of smoke and a cheshire grin.

Click HERE for more and some footage.


I am so excited about Shining debuting a video for their smash in a perfect world audio manifesto “Blackjazz Rebels” that I almost typed blackjizz rebels. whoops. But yeah, we fuckin’ love Shining around here as they are provocative and musical like gravel burn and burnt rubber. Not since the halcyon of Ministry has a band (with maybe the exceptions of Amen,Watain or Arabrot) been so on the ball with this type of shit.

check out the video for “Blackjazz Rebels” here.

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ABORYM’s “Bleedthrough” music video released, the second video from the Industrial harsh metal clique’s Dirty release. Fabban’s (vocals) mask used in the clip has been created by Monica Mangioni and Alice Siracusano.

If you like caressing apparently voodoo’d brains and singing into/finger banging them as well in order to cause a young, ostensibly Norwegian woman to have a very bad day , you’ll love this clip!

The video – directed and filmed by Victorlab crew and Andrea Mazzucca, featuring model-actress Tanya Mishchenko – can be seen below.

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Nothing lasts forever. Making a record has a stage where it is a sense of duty in a lot of ways. If I’m doing something purposeful, it’s rewarding rather than “liking”. There’s quality actions and lowerquality actions. I like to sit in front of a television set for hours and watch old espisodes of the Sopranos. Is that helping me or anybody else? – Tommy Victor

Prong have been on fire ever since they came back strong with the awesome Power of the Damager. Tommy Victor is known for his work in Danzig, Ministry and of course Prong as well, but his first baby is the most important, I’d say. Prong just have a unique sound that no one can match and the legacy is intact on the colossal new Ruining Lives. From the sonic attack of the catchy but ballistic “Turnover” to the thrashy “The Barriers” or the industrial metal riffing of the groove heavy “Absence of Light”, Runing Lives shows that Victor is still one of the most interesting innovators in metal and hardcore. There’s a little bit of everything you’ve ever loved about prong on here, but it isn’t forced or gimmicky. This is just pure 100% Prong and thank fucking God.

Every time Prong release an album it pushes the shitty dial of the scene back towards goodness for a much needed respite.Bands like Slipknot, NIN, Korn, Rob Zombie and more give heavy props to Victor’s contributions to metal and you should too. Shit, with the exception of NIN, Victor blows away most of those other bands in his sleep. Dude is just a natural for severe and “true life” metal. I didn’t think they could follow up our 5 star rated Carved Into Stone release with something as powerful, but the new record really kicks ass as well.

Click HERE to read this Metal Riot chat with a metal legend.

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The Browning kick off US tour

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:25 PM (PST)

THE BROWNING are due to kick off a US tour with UPON THIS DAWNING – Friday, April 18th – just a few weeks after THE BROWNING wrapped up a European trek with CHELSEA GRIN.

The “Across the Nation” tour starts off at the House of Blues in San Diego, California, and finishes up at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood on May 18th.  Also performing alongside THE BROWNING and UPON THIS DAWNING are ADESTRIA, PHINEHAS and DAYSEEKER.

Click HERE for tour dates near you.

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Industrial rockers October File have released a new scorching lyric video for their latest track “Heroes Are Welcome”. The song comes from the UK band’s killer new full length (with a Fiona Apple, Coheed and Cambria or Shai Hulud worthy mouthful of a title, haha) called The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair: an Introspective Of The Human Condition.  I got carpal tunnel just writing that! I mean, it’s cool and all…and I guess you mentioned love. Is life only bleak? What is this, Game of Thrones, guys? How about mentioning some other nice things in life like sweet sixteens and lemon Italian ices or rollerskating and holding hands? Ok, so I guess you are a metal band and maybe that wouldn’t gel.

The October File continue to mine bad ass territory in the vein of Killing Joke and post-punk classic material crossed with a dark, urban and metallic anxiety.  Remember, kids…”The serpent of knowledge prays on your ignorance.”

Click HERE to enjoy this great new track.

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Interview: DJ Heavygrinder

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM (PST)


I think metal moves us all differently and every metalhead is their own unique beast. Some like it blackened and slathered in Satan, while others like it detuned and AxeFx’d. The thirty plus years of metal have spawned so much fucking innovation and diversity, that people take to their soap boxes and denounce what doesn’t move them. Yeah, I have to write a shitty review now and then, but that doesn’t make me right or that band terrible. People are out there buying albums and merch, keeping that band on the road. It is for those people that musicians and bands stay together, not for proponents of negativity. I am now done soapboxing about soapboxes.

Heavygrinder remixes metal songs with huge drum and bass electro. No surprise that starts a fair amount of fires. “Some people are very purist and consider any contemporary interpretation of these genres as a disrespect for the original songs. However, I truly believe that what I’m doing is giving new life to amazing songs, making them accessible to a new generation of music lovers who otherwise would not be exposed to these artists.” She dropped into Brooklyn for a one night show and took some time out to talk about her “Metal+Electro” movement.

Click here for the interview and her latest remix of  “Into The Void” from my personal favorite Nine Inch Nails album, The Fragile.

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“Goldkinder stands for a new path, a new experience and also symbolically for your own determination.” – Maximilian Pauly (bass)

German quartet We Butter The Bread With Butter (WBTBWB) has released their new full-length album, Goldkinder. Boasting mixing assistance by the legendary Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Apocalyptica) and produced by the band themselves, the new WBTBWB material takes their distinct heavy rock with elements of metal and electro-pop sound to new heights.There really isn’t anyone else who sounds like WBTBWB right now. You can try and try to reinvent the wheel but it is only every so often a Ghengis Tron or early Korn or Red Harvest comes along.

It’s hard to stay fresh. People are debating the fine line between homage and plagiarism in regards to Avenged Sevenfold’s new #1 Hail To The King release (a record designed to push nostalgia for older metal to a new generation AND help A7X mature).  Nobody gave Coheed & Cambria as much grief when they borrowed from “Kashmir” so liberally and used a King Diamond song title for one of their biggest tunes. Some recent Trivium sounds a lot like post-Load Metallica vocally.  The awesome Five Serpent’s Teeth by Evile is basically a new version of …And Justice For All, but it still rips. People are more critical of A7X ‘cuz they started like a seemingly jock-ish Good Charlotte type band for the emo-core set in the early 00’s. A7X made dubious political statements when younger and were always a little silly, but have grown in time to be a killer live band and to have weathered a lot in the wake of mortality’s bite and their Nightmare-era. Whether their current sound is marketed or cuz they are true fans of Metallica enough to just slightly tweak the basic structure of “Enter Sandman”, M. Shadows is at the top of his game on “Shepherd of Fire” (even if the band still have just passable guitar solos, always their biggest technical flaw).

I went on that tangent solely to illustrate how even the bigger scene bands tend to revert back to early inspirations at some point, but WBTBWB are moving forward at light speed into their own uncharted territory. Better than Crossfaith and surely as weird as Between The Buried and Me, this band doesn’t fit in any one scene or sound. Lots of catchy and memorable but intense shit on this here new Goldkinder record. “Meine Brille” reminds me of something from my favorite Linkin Park album Meteora until spooky keys,  weirdo cartoon voices and crazy growls come in. “Psycho” has marching band drums into keys then a huge fist pump headbanging, hump the universe in the face part. “Kind im Brunnen” starts out like an old western movie and then an awesome repetitive snare and crazy melody loop in! Love that tune and a killer way to close album. “Viva Mariposa” is probably my favorite on the record. A dance song in places but powerful and epic like metal.

Metal Riot talks to Max from WBTBWB about the new album. Click HERE to read it now!

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Interview- Jonny McBee and Colin Woroniak of The Browning

Posted by NichTheHair on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM (PST)


After a banging set at Gramercy Theater, I chatted with hometown homies, The Browning, in New York City. These Kansas City natives discussed their upcoming Earache release Hypernova, growing up metal in the Midwest, and what is going wrong with the influence of electronics in metal.

Click here to read the full scoop.

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MinistryLogoChicago industrial metal band Ministry have released a video for the song “PermaWar” off of their upcoming album From Beer to Eternity.  The band began recording the album in December of 2012 at Jourgensen’s 13th Planet in El Paso, Texas however during the recording process guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away while playing a life show in Dallas due to a heart attack. Upon returning from the funeral of Scaccia, Jourgensen and Sammy D’Ambruoso (engineer and co-producer) locked themselves in the studio to finish the album. The album is set for release on September 6th on 13th Planet Records.

You can see the video here.

Jourgensen said the following about recording the album: “There was no choice, During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, ‘You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best Ministry album we’ve ever done together. This is awesome. I’m super proud of ‘From Beer To Eternity’, because it’s my tribute to Mikey’s incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music.”

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Germany’s We Butter The Bread With Butter may have an extremely obnoxious name, but don’t underestimate them. The band’s music, regardless of the ridiculous name, is quite decent.Consider that there are bands with kind of cool names (like Falling In Reverse or Design The Skyline, for example) who suck more than truck stop lot lizards. While I was super biased against The Devil Wears Prada for years because I thought it was the dumbest name I’d ever heard in my life, they are actually cool dudes and their last record Dead Throne was a monster. So, while Prada and We Butter The Bread are up there with The String Cheese Incident when it comes to corny band names, let’s cut them at least a tiny bit of slack. If every band was called Aborted or the truly ridiculously named Conducting From The Grave, that would get tiresome as well (and frankly, does).

This Project Herz EP shows the band growing strong and is worth a listen if you want to put something new on your radar you may not have heard yet. They have played huge festivals like Summer Breeze and shared the stage with the likes of A Day To Remember (I know you death metal fans all have boners right now), All Shall Perish and…Eyes Set To Kill (ok, maybe now you have boners). Anyway, WBTBWB are pretty awesome.

Click HERE for full review.

nine inch nailsCleveland, OH industrial band Nine Inch Nails have released a video for the song “Came Back Haunted.” The song is off of the bands upcoming album Hesitation Marks and the video was directed by that amazing David Lynch. The album will be the bands first release since their 2008 The Slip and is set for release in September via Columbia Records.

You can see the video here.

Trent Reznor had the following to say about the band:  “In the case of a couple people in the band, some switches were made and it’s turned into something different . . . It’s felt a wrench in the works at time, but at the same time it’s made me rethink a lot of how we put this together and I think where we’re ending up at a place that’s much truer to where Nine Inch Nails should be and better in the long run.”

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