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Katatonia confirms support for Opeth on the North American Heritage Tour 2013

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 9:37 AM (PST)

Swedish gothic metallers Katatonia have announced that they will be supporting Opeth on the “North American Heritage Tour 2013.” The tour begins on April 18th in Buffalo, New York and will involve over 30 cities.

Commented guitarist, Anders Nyström, “Back in the U.S.A…That’s right Springsteen! We’re looking at round #2 as special guests to our brothers in Opeth on their last North American leg of the Heritage World Tour. This time we’ll mainly cover off-territories, so regardless if you caught or missed us last time, consider this a second chance to attend the dead ends of North America with one of the best bills there’ll ever be!”

The tour will make two special stops, the first in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 20th where the band will play the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. Their second stop will be on April 28th in Clifton Park, New York where Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson will join them for the night.

Katatonia’s latest album is Dead End Kings which was released on August 28, 2012 via Peaceville Records. Click right here to see a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Three songs mentioning “Christmas” and “Hell”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM (PST)

Happy Ho Ho Ho. While it is undisputed that Christian Metalcore band August Burns Red’s Sleddin’ Hill pretty much kicks ass, we also should approach this “Christmas” thing from a “Metal” perspective and thus…three songs mentioning “Christmas” and “Hell”. Stop the Tivo of Clark Griswold hanging up Christmas Lights and click HERE (especially if you like Type O, Mours and Sixx:A.M.).

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Amber Asylum sign with Prophecy Productions

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM (PST)

For more than 15 years now, Amber Asylum from San Francisco have been forging a style which is hard to pinpoint, described by multi-instrumentalist Kris Force, the artistic leader of a shifting pool of studio- and live-musicians, as a mixture between Neoclassic and Dark Ambient with hints at Neofolk, Industrial and Doom Metal. Right from the beginning, sinister string-arrangements and female vocals in combination with dragging rhythms of the hypnotic kind have been the main characteristics of Amber Asylum, which according to the band tackle the core of being and achieve a cathartic effect.

Today, Prophecy Productions proudly announce their collaboration with Amber Asylum in order to re-release the band’s entire back catalogue as well as three further albums. The follow-up to 2009’s “Bitter River” is currently being recorded and will most probably be released in 2013 alongside the new editions of the earlier albums.

Says Kris: “I am very pleased to come aboard Prophecy with the entire back catalogue. It is Amber Asylum’s personal singularity and the end to a long journey home. I hope to devote more time to the craft of actual music making and production while trusting the amazing team at Prophecy Productions to bring it to the world. On behalf of the entire collective of Amber Asylum we move forward with enthusiasm and gratitude.”

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Music Video: Lacuna Coil’s “End Of Time”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM (PST)

Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil have released their new music video for their song “End Of Time.” The band released their album, Dark Adrenaline, earlier this year via Century Media.

The video was produced by K48 and directed by the Italian director Saku, who had worked with the band for previous videos such as “Spellbound” and “I Won’t Tell You”. He also directed the mini-movies that were featured on the bonus-DVD included on the limited editions of the band’s current album Dark Adrenaline.

Click right here to watch the music video.

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Cover Art Battle: September Cover Art Showdown

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

September was one of 2012’s best cover art months. Don’t believe, well then take a look at the art below and you’ll see what I mean. Here’s your opportunity to show us why the heavy metal culture is the greatest culture there is. Check out September’s winners and nominees for this Ultimate Cover Art Showdown and get to voting!

Week 1 Winner: Sylencer – A Lethal Dose Of Truth (Sylencer)
Week 2 Winner: The Graviators – Evil Deeds (Napalm)
Week 3 Winner: Evil Entourage – The Opposition (Chaos)
Week 4 Winner: Before The Dawn – Rise Of The Phoenix (Frostbyte)

Don’t forget to like us on our Facebook page to stay up to date on this and future Cover Art Battles and look through our gallery of past winners with comments from the bands.

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Lacuna Coil announces US tour with Sevendust

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM (PST)

Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil have announced that they will be embarking on a 17-date tour with Sevendust throughout the month of February 2013. This will be the band’s first tour of the New Year. The tour kicks off in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on February 2nd and ends February 23rd in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Lacuna Coil has spent the past year touring the world in support of their new album Dark Adrenaline. The album was released earlier this year via Century Media.

Click here to see a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Full Album Stream: Therion – “Le Fleurs du Mal”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 5:57 AM (PST)

Swedish gothic metal band Therion are streaming their new album Les Fleurs du Mal in its entirety over at Guitar World right now. The album title translates to “flowers of evil” and refers to a famous french poem from the 1800’s. It is being released today on End Of The Light Records as some kind of mystery art project to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary.

You can find the album stream right here.

A recent press release had the following information on the release of Les Fleurs du Mal:

“There are still many details that are unknown about this mystical art project, and so far only the album title Les Fleurs du Mal can be officially announced. The album title refers to Charles Baudelaire’s (French author and poet 1821 – 1867) famous poem collection “Flowers of Evil” (Les Fleurs du Mal in French) that caused such an upset of emotions in France that the author was brought to court and got fined for “insulting the public” with six of the poems, that remained forbidden in France until 1949 when the ban was finally lifted. The spirit of the project is a tribute to Baudelaire, and is imbued into both music and artwork. The album was recorded at Adulruna studio, located in a separate building next to Johnsson’s decadent “Villa Adulruna” where the band lived together while recording.”

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Cover Art Battle: Snakes, Sheep, & Clowns

Posted by JDKleinhans on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

That is all.

Don’t forget to like us on our Facebook page to stay up to date on this and future Cover Art Battles and look through our gallery of past winners with comments from the bands.

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Cover Art Battle: Wings, Horns, & Tails

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

That is all.

Don’t forget to like us on our Facebook page to stay up to date on this and future Cover Art Battles and look through our gallery of past winners with comments from the bands.

***WINNER*** Before The DawnRise Of The Phoenix (Frostbyte)

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Cover Art Battle: Clocks, Ouroboros, & Guillotines

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

That is all.

Don’t forget to like us on our Facebook page to stay up to date on this and future Cover Art Battles and look through our gallery of past winners with comments from the bands.

***WINNER*** Solisia – UniverSeasons (Scarlet)

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“I’m never short of ideas for music. Make your life colorful. Get on a plane. Go different places. Fulfill a few dreams or whatever. Live hard.”-Jaz Coleman.

Legends Killing Joke have done it all, but Jaz Coleman and company are set on showing the downtrodden world there is still somehow always MORE to do anyway. Defying defeatism and attacking the wounds of humanity and Mother Earth in song on their latest post-punk/thinking person’s rock release MMXII (Spinefarm/Universal), the band show that they are as potent as ever. Songs like the timely “Corporate Elect” and “Rapture” find the band current, thought provoking, electric and intoxicating as anything in their storied history of classic albums. There is no one quite like them. These are records you can profoundly live with.

Coleman spoke with Metal Riot’s Morgan Y. Evans about humanity’s need to live in harmony, the fatality of apocalyptic thinking and dream emphasis, past-lives, his symphonic career, the magic chemistry of Killing Joke, psychics and more! To say it was a lot to think about is an understatement, but we’d expect nothing less from one of the most brilliant performers of modern times.

Click HERE to read the excusive interview!

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Music Video: Paradise Lost’s “Fear Of Impending Hell”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM (PST)

British gothic metallers Paradise Lost have released the music video for their song “Fear Of Impending Hell” and you can check it out right here. The song is off their recently released 13th studio album, Tragic Idol, which was released earlier this year via Century Media.

The video was directed and produced by the band’s bassist Steve Edmondson and features clips of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage.

Currently the band is on tour with co-headliners Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia on the “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” in North America. Click here to see a list of upcoming Paradise Lost tour dates.

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Katatonia streaming entire album “Dead End Kings”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:11 AM (PST)

Swedish gothic metallers Katatonia are streaming their entire new album Dead End Kings this week. This is the long-awaited ninth album from the band.

The album is the follow-up to 2009’s Night Is The New Day. It is now available in North America via Peaceville Records.

You can check it out the album in its entirety right here.

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Lyric Video: Samael – “In Gold We Trust”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM (PST)

Samael has released a new lyric video for their song “In Gold We Trust” off of their latest album Lux Mundi.

Mastermind Vorph had these comments to make:

“Recently we saw a lyrics video for the song “Shadow Of The Sword” by a Russian guy called Sovka Ivanov. We got in touch with him through a common friend and asked if he would be willing to give it a try with the song “In Gold We Trust” as we intend to add it to our repertoire. We sent him all the artwork of our current album “Lux Mundi” and three weeks later this is what he came up with… enjoy!”

To see the full video click here.

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Swedish gothic metal kings Katatonia have announced an upcoming North American tour in support of their soon to be released album Dead End Kings.   They are calling it the Epic Kings & Idols Tour and have released a promotional video that includes the brand new song “Buildings.”

You can find the video along with a list of tour dates by clicking right here.

Dead End Kings is the follow up to the band’s highly acclaimed album Night Is The New Day and will be released August 28, 2012 via Peaceville Records.  The album was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and The City Of Glass with production being handled by the band’s own Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse.   They are also using David Castillo for mixing duties as he is known for his prior work with Katatonia, along with Opeth and Bloodbath. This is also the recording debuts of guitarist Per Eriksson and bassist Niklas Sandin.

The band has released one other song from the album called “Dead Letters” which you can find right here.

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