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CATHEDRAL “In Memoriam” commemoration from Rise Above

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:50 PM (PST)
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As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by Cathedral – made available in October 1990 – was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to ReverendBizarre.Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, In Memoriam still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, Forest Of Equilibrium, has asombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own – but ‘In Memoriam’ has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.

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Mantar , a German duo known for dominating ear canals in vulgar ways and collapsing buildings with their sludgy sonic eruptions, are re-releasing their beloved Death By Burning record on limited vinyl HERE and the band’s bandcamp www.mantar.bandcamp.com. This alone was enough awesomeness to necessitate a chat with guitarist / vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt.

Read it BELOW and get blessened.

High On Fire illuminate “The Sunless Years” (new single)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:45 AM (PST)

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The Lord’s Prayer is less than fifty words long, and six of those words

are devoted to asking God not to lead us into temptation. The one-sided contemplative 

leaves undone many things that he ought to do; but to make up for it, he refrains

from doing a host of things he ought not to do. The sum of evil, Pascal remarked, would

be much diminished if men could only learn to sit quietly in their rooms. 

The contemplative whose perception has been cleansed does not have to stay in his room.

– Huxley, The Doors Of Perception

West coast heavy weights High On Fire are one of the bands along with Neurosis, Mastodon, Baroness and Today Is The Day who are most responsible for shifting the trends in the underground from death or nu metal to the brainier psych and sludged infused styles that are arguably the most consistently awesome sounds in metal today. New song “The Sunless Years” from forthcoming banger Luminiferous is everything you’ve ever loved about High On Fire in one invincible wall of guitar fuckery, aimed right at your third eye and out through the back of your exploding skull.

Check it out HERE at Entertainment Weekly (yes, you read that right) HERE. Kudos or “tekeli li” to Pike and the boyz.

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“Put the lotion in the Papal Tiara!”

Hmm, that title is not meant to disparage the mighty Ghoul, but let’s face it…there aren’t a lot of bands anywhere remotely as subversive as Ghost. People can talk shit but they are home doing something a fraction as cool and probably wearing three day old underwear. Their new song is called “Cirice” and comes with maybe the coolest piece of artwork they have done yet, like listen to “American Girl” and get freakin’ kidnapped and thrown in a pit levels of WOAH. Slam dunk for Satan and Big Papa III. Ad the song is brilliant, one of their more adept  and certainly a net level for the band. It’s like a dark cloud got thrown over 80’s arena pop rock and haunted with heavy metal’s bloody trail of conquest.

While these Swedes are not as Kvlt anymore as some other cool band like like Night Viper or , but they can still stomp a Mercyful mudhole in your ass and whistle Abba during a black Sabbath mass over your grave of mutilation, as blood is pissed and wine is sipped. “Can you hear the rumble?”

“Cirice” is from the upcoming album MELIORA (which has nothing to do with Linkin Park’s METEORA, though both may be works of the devil. Actually, I can’t even front and pretend I don’t bump Linkin Park, haha.

Available August 21st, 2015. Download this track for free at: http://found.ee/Ghost_CiriceDL

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Continuing our two city coverage after Milwaukee, The Missing Link Tour thundered through New York City’s Central Park with Sweden’s protometal quartet Graveyard, with whom I interviewed that afternoon. Riding out the last of the day’s west-falling sunlight was Clutch, strong and heavy as ever in their 20 plus year career. As the night darkened, Mastodon took stage and the arboreal amphitheater, at first a simple stage nestled into a pleasant grove, now became much more ominous and powerful. It looked as if the trees were growing up and inward, reaching down from their stoic and gnarled height. The music cried a cacophony through the limbs and branches for acres and acres through the park. I’m sure neither the 5th Avenue neighbors nor the multitude of smitten couples out on The Lake in rowboats were too pleased. Actually, that sounds like a fucking rad date.

Read on here for the review and pictures.

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Ancient Sky release new track “Two Lights”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:04 PM (PST)

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Brooklyn doom metallers Ancient Sky have dropped a new track off of their forthcoming album Mosaic, which is due out June 9 via Wharf Cat Records.

Ancient Sky dropped “Two Lights” earlier this week.

Check out “Two Lights”, previously released track “Garbage Brain” and Ancient Sky tour dates here.

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Secrets of the Sky release “Eternal Wolves” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM (PST)

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Oakland black metal innovators Secret of the Sky have dropped another new video for a song off of their sophomore album Pathways which drops in North America today!

The video is for the song “Eternal Wolves”, and it is well worth a watch.

Invisible Oranges is also streaming Pathways in its entirety.

Secrets of the Sky are on the road in North America with Anaal Nathrakh and Incite and will be playing with North in June.

Check out tour dates and the video for “Eternal Wolves” here.

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Secrets Of The Sky stream ‘Pathway’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM (PST)

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Oakland doom metal innovators Secrets of the Sky are now streaming their sophomore album Pathway over at Invisible Oranges.

Pathway will officially drop on May 19.

Secrets of the Sky will be touring throughout the United States with Anaal Nathrakh, Incite and North through June.

Check out the video for “Angels in Vines” as well as Secrets of the Sky tour dates here.

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Show Review: The Missing Link Tour at The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:31 PM (PST)

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The progressive/stoner metal lineup that The Missing Link Tour provides is a show that one would be remiss to miss. As the crowd filled the Eagles Ballroom, the air began to smell like an over heated hemp store in the middle of a humid summer day. The perfect environment for the evening’s festivities. Graveyard, Clutch, and Mastodon are generational bands that bring together the past, present, and future into one killer evening of auricular enlightenment.

Get the full review here.

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High On Fire are back with “The Black Plot”, a song that couldn’t sound more HoF-esque if it gargled Yeti sweat and thumbtacks. As powerful as their endless live onslaught, the new battering ram on fire tune can be heard HERE via Rolling Stone. The band’s new Kurt Ballou (Converge, ETID,Trap Them)  tracked Luminiferous will be out in early June and it is time to pump up this jam! I don’t know who that guy in the shirt pretending to be Matt Pike is in the photo above, but nonetheless we are stoked!

 

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Mastodon cancels Oklahoma City show. Nine ravaging tornadoes follow.

Posted by NichTheHair on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:17 PM (PST)

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Obviously, Mother Nature was pissed that Mastodon cancelled, as they haven’t played there since ‘012. Before that, ’09 in Tulsa, OK. More infuriated were the ticket holders, who’s refund wasn’t immediately issued. The promoter originally wanted to honor the tickets at a future date, one far from equivalent. After she heard this, Ma dropped car-drowning flood waters, and they reconsidered. All tickets from The Diamond Ballroom show will be refunded.

Two things Mastodon should learn from this: First, don’t leave Oklahoma without Mom’s permission. Second, ask your previous tour mates Dethklok how to withstand tornadoes, as seen here.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXFO-gR2ddU[/youtube]

Fortunately, no lives were lost in the capricious weather. If you feel some extra metal in your pocket, Red Cross relief funds can be donated here.

Thanks to StrongBeard for the inside info.

Stay tuned here and our @MetalRiot Instagram for a very special two-night coverage of this tour as it rolls through Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Central Park, New York City late this month.

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Oakland’s doomiest sons, Secrets Of The Sky have nothing to fear in terms underground acceptance. The band’s already garnered critical acclaim for their past work and are set to return with Metal Blade release Pathways, a record that builds on their already formidable mix of styles with even more dynamics. “Angel In Vines” is very Type O meets Daylight Dies reminiscent to my ears, in the best way!  Waves of sound will hurl you across vast spaces and the new music video is a dance of life versus the toxic.

Elaborates guitarist Clayton Bartholomew, “For this video, we went back to director Andrew Nethery, who also did the video for the song ‘Decline’ from our first record, To Sail Black Waters. He did a great job for that video and was an easy guy to work with. For the ‘Angel In Vines’ video, we let him run with his own vision. The song itself relates to the loss of innocence, and he found an interesting analogy to express this same sentiment, while keeping the video abstract and not just giving away the premise of the song. We like that he was able to avoid cliché and the imagery he was able to capture is a definite work of art on its own.”

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Coffins releasing new “Perpetual Penance” collection with HPGD

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:07 PM (PST)

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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have announced the new double CD collection from Japan’s Death/Doom fiends Coffins entitled Perpetual Penance, set for release on June 9th on CD and Digital formats. This is an essential compilation of Coffins vinyl only and split release tracks, features artwork by Uchino. The first 100 orders come with a free chrome Coffin keychain, a miniature casket that opens to store your victims ashes! 

Pre Order HERE.

Below is the official description:

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is proud to unleash the new Coffins double CD collection Perpetual Penance. This is an essential compilation of Coffins vinyl only and split release tracks from artists including Noothgrush, Macabra, Sourvein, Warhammer, Disgrace, Hooded Menace and Stormcrow. Coffins continue their devastating legacy of ancient torture with this 96 minute presentation of bone-crushing Death/Doom sickness! Features original artwork by Uchino himself and showcases out of print/hard to find vinyl tracks from the following outlets: Southern Lord, Decibel Magazine, Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, Forcefield Records, Break The Chains, A Pile Of Dirt Music, Doomentia Records, 20 Buck Spin and Hydro-Phonic Records. For fans of Abscess, Acid Witch, Anatomia, Asphyx, Autopsy, Carnage, Celtic Frost, Cianide, Disma, Divine Eve, Grave, Hellhammer, Hooded Menace, Mythic, Venom and Winter

 

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Earth Day 2015 Metal Riot playlist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM (PST)

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If you don’t know that our planet is one of gazillions in a multi-dimensional, interconnected energy continuum that is easy to reconcile with almost any faith system AND science (as long as you aren’t a bigot, homophobe or in willful denial because you REALLY like Monsanto foods and Wal-Mart USA), I feel bad for you. I will send good vibes your way when I meditate between repeat plays of Earth’s Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1 & 2.

Sharks are dying, glaciers are frying and if the bees go we’ll all start crying. Let’s get real here and stop having our music mainly be about distraction. Of war and peace, war might seem more metal but peace is more tenable and requires a stronger spirit to manifest in the world. I grew up in Woodstock, NY so the bands from my scene and myself knew we had like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Band to live up to…so half assed art was not really an option. It kills me to see how dispassionate, ADD and apathetic some people are today, and in society as a whole. Go drink some wheat grass and read a book! And of course, listen to metal.

Just don’t let the bastards grind you down. #propeace #worldmetalunity #preservehumanity #healtheworld #keepmoshingthough #testament #gospelofthewitches #cattledecapitation #stratovarius #earthcrisis

Below are 5 songs for today’s Metal Riot EARTH DAY playlist 2015. Check ’em HERE.

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Ides Of Gemini just sadly had to cancel their support slot on the Mountain Goats tour but if you listen to unstoppable new single “Carthage” you’d never assume there was any force capable of stopping the iron backbone in this music. CVLT Nation has the stream HERE. Seriously, when the heavier guitars first kick in I dare you not to have at least a tiny orgasm.

I just smoked a bowl and watched the half of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies I had yet to see to celebrate Earth Day, after spending my afternoon in Woodstock, NY watching His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (the peace advocate who the Chinese didn’t want to be allowed to speak to American students here for fear his message would spread), tell a warm and jubilant crowd that Woodstock’s hippies are similar to most Tibetan saints in “loving nature and unity”.  This “Carthage” track is about all I could have hoped to follow up such a day of sweeping fantasy cinema and my earlier outside spiritual afternoon revelation amongst like minded folk who care and know that compassion is a tougher face to wear than hate.

“Carthage” is full of resolve and beauty as well as a feeling of sorrow and somber, intricate textures. But the main thing is a stomping near grunge metal riff and soaring melodic banshee cries. It is the A side of their Record Store Day vinyl (the B side is a cover of “Strange Fruit” that will drop you to your knees). Head over to CVLT Nation and tell ’em Metal Riot sent ya.

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