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Interview: We Butter The Bread With Butter – Goldkinder future

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 12:06 AM (PST)


“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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Godflesh announce US Fall Tour

Posted by GageT on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:23 AM (PST)

godfleshIndustrial metal pioneers Godflesh have announced a short run of US dates for October. They’ll be supported by great bands like Prurient and Nails on some dates, though support acts for every show have yet to be announced. This tour announcement of course follows their reunion back in 2011 and their current work on a new full-length album.

These are the tour dates:

Oct. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
Oct. 19 – New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA @ Royale w/Prurient
Oct. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro w/Prurient
Oct. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Oct. 25 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Oct. 26 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
Oct. 29 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

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Dave Mustaine confirms Device for Gigantour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:40 PM (PST)

Device Dave Mustaine, guitarist and lead singer for thrash metal mainstays Megadeth, has confirmed Device (David Draiman – Disturbed) for his tour, Gigantour. Mustaine made this confirmation on Saturday Night Scream, a radio show out of Syracuse, NY. So far Device is the only other band announced for the tour and no dates have been released.

Check out the interview here and the official announcement on the Gigantour Facebook page here.

Gigantour first took place in 2005 and most recently took place last winter.

Megadeth are slated to release the follow up to 2011’s Thirteen on June 4. That album will be entitled Super Collider.

Device’s self-titled debut was released on April 9.

Check out a MetalRiot exclusive David Draiman interview here.

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Fear Factory brings The Industrialist to North America

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM (PST)

Fear Factory For the first time since releasing The Industrialist last year American metalheads Fear Factory (Candlelight Records) are now embarking on a headlining tour in North America. The tour will visit 38 cities throughout the US and Canada.

Fear Factory will be supported on The World Industrialist Tour by Hate Eternal, Kobra and The Lotus.

The tour will start on April 14 in Colorado and run through until June 8 in California.

Check out tour dates and the official music video for ‘The Industrialist’ here.

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Mayhem Festival announcements

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM (PST)

MAYHEM  Metalheads, are you ready for festival season?

We here at MetalRiot are!

Yesterday we had the pleasure of  attending the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Press Conference in Hollywood, California at the infamous Whiskey A Go Go. There were live performances by Butcher Babies and Huntress. Rob Zombie, along with Five Finger Death Punch were there to answer questions–and great times were had.

Click here to read more.

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Interview: Device – David Draiman talks new band, star guests

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM (PST)

 is the latest musical monster from the mind of Disturbed frontman David Draiman. Draiman has been busy since Disturbed went on hiatus, among other things producing a Trivium record, but he has also managed to record some of the best material of his career with his new Industrial Metal band Device.

Device started as a one off song Draiman did with studio whiz and former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo. The project soon transmorphed into a full fledged band with unlimited potential. Others agreed and the self-titled debut from the band now has an all star guest cameo list (including Lzzy Hale, Tom Morello, Serj Tankian and even Geezer Butler).

Click HERE to read our exclusive chat with David about the sound, shape and plans for this Device.

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Interview: “Keepin’ It Real” With Emilie Autumn

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:40 AM (PST)

5Emilie Autumn, “she keeps it real, raw, edgy, hardcore” or so she says. But in the twenty minute “romantic chat” I had with her, I was quickly reminded of how truly humble, appreciative, and self-deprecating she is.

As I nervously fumbled with my camera and reviewed in my head the multitude of questions I had prepared, this blonde haired lithe figure dressed in a cream 1920’s style gown, knitted gloves, red and white striped stockings, and what I assume to be some incredibly comfy boots. I went from being nervous to being truly starstruck for the first time in my life and all those prepared questions melted away. You have to understand something, I have been a devout plague rat since 2006 who has been utterly disappointed in himself for never having seen Emilie Autumn live on stage. How dare I call myself a plague rat?

And there I was, not only seeing her in person for the first time, but actually being blessed with a sliver of time to be able to sit and talk with her. Thankfully for me (and for her?) she does not allow for a standard interview if you let her. In our short little chat we discussed keeping it real, magnets, going bra-less, Fight Like A Girl tour and video, The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls musical, erotic fan fiction, the Rate Game, The Devil’s Carnival, and more. Thankfully her tour manager is an impeccable time keeper otherwise I’m sure we could have passed the entire afternoon in a randomly “romantic chat”.

Enough talk, go and check it out right here.

“Motherfuckin’ Broadway.”

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Show Review: Emilie Autumn, Chicago, The Metro – February 15, 2013

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM (PST)


“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man woman in his her time plays many parts”

-William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII)

After exiting Chicago’s Metro this past Friday evening, this most famous of Shakespeare monologues has been bouncing around in my head ever since. Emilie Autumn – musician, writer, artist, actress, storyteller – has been haunting my thoughts and my dreams and has made me ponder those above words in combination with Oscar Wilde’s position that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life” (The Decay of Lying, 1889). I will abstain from going into a philosophical diatribe but that is what talking with, thinking about, seeing Emilie Autumn live on stage can instill in one’s mind and spirit.

If I have your interest and if your curious as to where I am going with the above trail of thoughts, check out the rest of my rambling reflections of this past Friday evening here.

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Heavy metallers David Draiman (Disturbed) and Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter) have teamed up for a new project called Device. Their debut album will have guest stars such as Geezer Butler, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and more. The full length is expected to drop on April 9th from Warner Bros. Records and will have more of an industrial metal feel.

The touring line-up of Device will be rounded out by Will Hunt (drums – Evanescence) and Virus (lead guitar – Dope).

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Godflesh announce reissue of “Hymns”

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:36 PM (PST)

Godflesh will release a special-edition deluxe remaster of their most recent studio album Hymns. The reissue, which you can order here, will be released on February 19, 2013 in 2CD and 2LP formats and include bonus tracks, liner notes, lyrics and never-before-seen photos and images. You can view the track listing here.

Originally released in 2001, Hymns would end up becoming Godflesh’s final album before they split up in April 2002. They got back together in 2009, and have been working on a new album for a while.

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Nine Inch Nails to release new material for greatest hits album

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 8:33 PM (PST)

According to Rolling Stone, Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor is intending to contribute at least two new songs for a greatest hits album that will arrive in 2014, likely to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the group’s 1989 multiplatinum debut album Pretty Hate Machine.

Reznor also stated that there are plans “to write music for a new album afterwards” and that “(new material is) in its gestation period”, which backs up statements made by the frontman last month relating to the likelihood of new material.

Nine Inch Nails, who went on hiatus from touring in 2009, last released the albums Ghosts I–IV and The Slip, both in 2008 independently.

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