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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)

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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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The poetic yet raw and primal Moonspell have always been one of the smartest, most self-aware acts in heavy metal, a band who represent their native Portugal and yet have a creative drive that is unlimited by geographic boundaries or styles. If anything, the full massive complexity of this band with black metal and gothic roots often goes over people’s heads who are distracted by the “sensationalist” lycanthrope elements of their aesthetic. Thankfully, with two new releases “Alpha Noir” and “Omega White” (Napalm), Moonspell underscore more than ever the many shades of enlightened ritual they are capable of mastering.

Highlights of the two records are many. “Opera Carne” opens with a riff that could become Moonspell’s own “Symptom of the Universe”, just a monster intro that churns and builds before bursting upwards into a different truly uplifting melodic flight (or descent) on dark wings. “White Skies” and “Herodisiac” are both new songs that are completely bewitching, unfurling the gothic, melodic Moonspell enchantment like only this band can cast. I could go on and on.

“Alpha Noir” is like screaming at your face. It’s a solar album, an Apollonian record. The dark envelope with a white letter of motivation inside with messages of self esteem at any price and beneath any oppression. It has the spirit of its time and the reaction to its time’s shortcomings,” muses Ribeiro. “After the arena, “Omega White” is the healing room. The murmur upon the lips, the ones who left you, (physically or otherwise), the lust you will never experience, the chamber of the Queen.”

It was great to have an incredible interview with Fernando Ribeiro about metal “purity”, light and dark duality, history, literature, influences and more. To read the piece click HERE.

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Lyric Video: Katatonia – “Dead Letters”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 9:31 AM (PST)

Swedish goth metal legends Katatonia have released a lyric video for the song “Dead Letters” taken from their upcoming album called Dead End Kings.  The album will be released on August 27, 2012 and 28th in Europe and the US respectively under Peaceville Records.   This is the follow up to 2009′s Night Is The New Day.

Click here to listen to/read the new song.

Dead End Kings was recorded Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden with producer David Castillo helping on the mixing. This album sees the recording debut of guitarist Per Eriksson, and bassist Niklas Sandin as well. Artwork is taken care of by longtime collaborator Travis Smith.

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Katatonia reveal details on new album, “Dead End Kings”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 2:50 AM (PST)

Swedish gothic metal outfit Katatonia have released the full set of details on their upcoming release.  The album is to be called Dead End Kings and be released on August 27, 2012 and 28th in Europe and the US respectively.  This is the follow up to 2009’s Night Is The New Day and it will be released via Peaceville Records.

Dead End Kings was recorded Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden with producer David Castillo helping on the mixing.  This album sees the recording debut of guitarist Per Eriksson, and bassist Niklas Sandin as well.  Artwork is taken care of by longtime collaborator Travis Smith.

Click here to see statements from the band, larger artwork, and a track listing.

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Music Video Teaser: Moonspell- “White Skies”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2:13 PM (PST)

Moonspell has released a teaser for their upcoming video for the song “White Skies” off of their Omega album. The official video will be released on May 11th.

To see the video click here.

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