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Rush’s Geddy Lee says he would consider making another solo album

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:42 AM (PST)

geddy leeRush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee released only one solo album 15 years ago, but in a recent interview with the A.V. Club, he said that he would “definitely” consider making another solo album in the future. On what it was like writing an album without his longtime Rush bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Geddy states:

“That was a real interesting period for me. It was tough, because I had planned to do some jamming with my dear friend Ben Mink, who is an amazing musician, producer, and songwriter in his own right, and a violinist and guitarist. Because we had been friends for so long, and we had never actually made a record together aside from him playing on the song ‘Losing It’ from our ‘Signals’ album, we had always planned that some time when the band was on a break, we would just get together and start writing together and see what happened. We were planning to do that, and suddenly tragedy struck Neil’s life. His daughter was taken from him in a car accident, and everything got really weird and it was just a horrible period. So I decided after a few months this idea of working with Ben might be a real tonic for me, because I didn’t know really whether there would ever be another Rush album. I had no idea; it was not something we were focused on, and people get through tragedies in different ways. I was kind of going crazy and needed something to focus on, so this project that was sort of in the back of my mind with Ben suddenly became critical so we started getting together in my home studio in Toronto and I would go to his place in Vancouver and over a series of months we gathered a whole bunch of material together and then we decided to go for it and make the record.”

Geddy’s only solo album My Favorite Headache was released way back in 2000. As for Rush, they haven’t released any new material since the release of their latest album Clockwork Angels, which was released in 2012, but they’ve toured on and off since then.

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Bask robbed just before coming home from Europe

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 10:57 AM (PST)

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My O.G. friend Jesse’s band bask from North Carolina have been having a ball with High On Fire overseas, until last night. This blows goats.

We deeply regret we are forced to cancel our final show in Stockholm, Sweden tonight. Last night we were robbed in Gothenburg and all our guitars, amps & pedals were stolen. Below is a gear list of missing items. Please be on the look out. Any help is appreciated.

full list of missing gear BELOW.

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Grave Pleasures premiere “Futureshock”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:09 AM (PST)

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Finland rockers Grave Pleasures are streaming the track “Futureshock” off of their album Dreamcrash.

Dreamcash is preparing to drop on November 13.

Grave Pleasures are also heading on a European tour in January with Tribulation.

Check out “Futureshock” and Grave Pleasures tour dates here.

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Niche release “When I’m Gone”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12:04 PM (PST)

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Georgia metal band Niche have released “When I’m Gone”.

“When I’m Gone” comes from the band’s  album Heading East.

Heading East will be released via Retro Futurist.

Stream “When I’m Gone” here.

Ritual announce Canadian tour with ’68

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:52 AM (PST)

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Hamilton, Ontario metallers Ritual have announced a Canadian tour in support of their debut self-titled album.

Check out Ritual, the video for the song “Pisces” and Ritual tour dates here.

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“This time we tried to hold it back and give it a more bleak and depressing thing. Climax was sort of sexy and passionate.
This one we wanted more bleak.”

Let’s just start with the list of band members: Mat “Kvohst” McNerney –
Vocals, Valtteri Arino – Bass, Linnéa Olsson – Guitar, Uno Bruniusson – Drums,
Juho Vanhanen – Guitar (live/studio)

Yes, Grave Pleasures are a cult rock supergroup of sorts for people who follow
post-punk, death rock and underground metal. Formed in the wake of the passing
of not just critical darlings Beastmilk but also The Oath and In Solitude, the
void yawned and out of the chaotic aftermath was birthed the titanic output of
creativity and the right mix of personalities locking together that gives us
this new amazing band, Grave Pleasures.

Dreamcrash is that guilty pill you want to slip yourself, a dark and sensual trip via Sony/Metal Blade through the shadowy Lost Highways of Hell, but much more fun that nightmarish in the end. The band slink, rock, groove and emote down corridor after corridor of pitch perfect post punk guitar dissonance and the unbeatable tribal pounding of Uno Bruniusson’s often tom heavy beats.

The dual guitars and crooning vocals evoke a dalliance with the dark but a
sense of self worth that makes you long for immortality than a thirst
addiction, but the record is addictive as a vampire’s kiss nonetheless.

For a talk with astounding Swedish musician Linnéa Olsson of Grave Pleasures,
proceed BELOW.

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Halloween is almost upon us. It is likely you have seen candy corny decorations and foam spiders or skeletons, ghouls and goblins littering lawns or the odd cool graveyard with grim reaper in your neighborhood. But you have not had an experience quite like our CREATURE HONEYMOON comp.

Every week we have been revealing songs about or inspire by monsters and/or darkness from bands around the globe (and a batch from my own hometown of Kingston, NY). A wide variety of styles have been included, ripping themselves up from the underground to thrill and kill.

The full comp will be out on Halloween but at this point the majority of the record has been released. This week’s two additions include my band GET OUT‘s tribute to True Blood , nightlife vampirism and my own struggles beating alcohol and depression. It’s called “Bloody Marys” and first debuted via the O + Festival a few week ago. The song was influenced musically by stuff like Life Of Agony, Diablo Blvd., The Cult…you get the idea.

The other track added this week is an amazing cosmic dread inspired one time team up between psych doomers It’s Not Night : It’s Space and the mighty face frying Acid Roach! Dudes jammed out for over ten minutes to create this powerful spell of Lovecraft meets Terence McKenna inspired completely awe inducing number “True Hallucinations”. It engulfs you like staring into the dark heavens. Super thrilled to have this song on the comp.

Check these songs and already released tracks from Night Viper, Shadow Witch, Tiger Piss and more on our Metal Riot Bandcamp page HERE!

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Interview: Darkwalker – No sleep till Devar-Toi

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:08 AM (PST)

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L.A.’s Darkwalker are a sun burnt, Gibson slingin’ stoner rock/grungy/doom band who have a chipped away for about ten years finding the right line up and chiseling away at the glorified axe worship on their wailing Basement Records debut The Wastelands. Serving as a crash course in Sabbath fandom with lyrics culled from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series for inspiration, this band is worth travelling with.

Read an interview with Derek from the band BELOW.

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Alien weed mummies, more zombies, wolverines, tiger pee and a love of darkness define Metal Riot’s 2nd week countdown to Halloween as we reveal 4 more songs from October’s METAL RIOT CREATURE HONEYMOON comp HERE.

Punk band Tiger Piss feat. Lara Hope deliver a ten year anniversary look back at their first underground hit “Zombie Slave” (technically about a sex zombie rather than the undead).Svart Records artists Night Viper from Gothenburg (featuring Horisant’s Tom Sutton) blaze forward with the classic heavy metal sound of “The Wolverine”. Tyrant Of Death delivers a one man industrial metal/harsh noise hymn to those who love darkness. And last but not least my own band GET OUT. reveal the second song from our pending debut LET ME IN, a tune called “Scarab Of Green” that is both a tribute to Dio’s “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” and a cursed tale about an angry stoner mummy who is pissed he was disturbed from his trapped bong cloud eternal sleep beneath the sands by looters.

Thus far seven tracks have been revealed, about half of the comp. Stay tuned each week for more songs leading up to Halloween!

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Unsigned band to watch: Check out “Divided States” from TX’s Hawk Vs Dove

Posted by Metal Riot on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:53 PM (PST)

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Check out Hawk Vs Dove‘s new rebuilt Facebook band page HERE. Citing Earth, Jesus Lizard, Boris and Butthole Surfers as influences, they are one of the best kept rock n blues metal secrets in Texas. HVD have shared stages with MothershipHarvey Milk and more. Check out their self released beast of a new record Divided States HERE.

File this under taste, riffs and class. Somebody like Last Hurrah, Tee Pee, Ripple or Small Stone should re-release this on vinyl in a perfect world.

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Wovenwar hit the road through October with Atreyu, then Sevendust

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM (PST)

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WOVENWAR return to the road this evening with Atreyu. The band’s month-long trek, which includes support from Unearth and Beartooth on select dates, will run from September 18th through October 18th. From there, WOVENWAR will join Sevendust for three special shows in the Midwest on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. See the complete list of dates below.

In related news, WOVENWAR‘s self-titled debut was recently nominated for two San Diego Music Awards, including Best Hard Rock band, and Best Hard Rock album. Fans still have time to vote. Polls close at 5:00pm PST TODAY, September 18th. Go HERE to cast your ballot.

Tour dates BELOW.

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Song Premiere: GET OUT.’s “Bloody Marys” revealed via the O+ Festival

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:15 PM (PST)

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PREMIERE: Kingston-based band GET OUT., who straddle the genres of hard rock, metal, alternative and punk, are premiering “Bloody Marys” from their pending first album LET ME IN on the O+ Festival Web site:http://opositivefestival.org/kingston/musicians/get-out/

“It’s a health, nightlife and creativity-related song, seeing as how it is about struggles with alcoholism as well as kind of about binge watching ‘True Blood’,” says vocalist (and music journalist) Morgan Ywain Evans. “Being a starving artist or an insomniac and culture enthusiast is sort of similar to being a vampire in that you find yourself in a lot of odd situations.”

O+ Festival is dedicated to the exchange of health and wellness services for works of art and musical performances. Chapters of O+, which was founded in Kingston, N.Y. in 2010, host weekend-long annual art and music events during which participating artists and musicians exhibit their talents in exchange for access to health and wellness services from art-loving providers. This year’s October 9-11th running Kingston Festival will feature Prince Rama, GET OUT., Corey Glover of Living Colour, Screaming Females, Clover and more for a total of 60+ bands!

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“Do you know who you are? Part of the solution, or the one that falls?”, sings Atreyu drummer and clean vocalist Brandon Saller on a key track from the band’s return record and perhaps finest hour to date Long Live. The full, melodic and made for singalong voice of Brandon is, to be truthful, the most crucial ingredient for a tune to fully sound like Atreyu to my ears. But the whole band are firing on all cylinders as a team more than ever.

After a semi-lengthy break the band have returned with a refreshed attitude with no room for cynics. Talking to Brandon he seems as gassed up and invested in his band as the early days and insists this was not just a cash grab. He laughs when I ask who he still wants to share a stage with and honestly can’t think of many bands they haven’t played with yet. Nonetheless, the eagerness to get back to the fans and bring them a release they can all rally around is very apparent on  even the first play of Long Live.

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SEAN YSEULT: RETROSPECTIVE at Sacred Gallery NYC Opens in November

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 2:08 PM (PST)
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Sean Yseult – Retrospective
Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 7th – 8pm-11pm
424 Broadway Fl2, New York City
Sacred Gallery NYC
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On Display:
November 7th – December 31st

New York, New York: Sean Yseult, best known as the bass player from the multi-platinum and twice Grammy-nominated band White Zombie, presents her first solo show in New York City. RETROSPECTIVE – a love letter to her long-time muse, New Orleans – is a collaboration of early work from 2004, SEX & DEATH & ROCKNROLL (2012), MISSISSIPPI MERMAIDS (2013) and her current show, still on partial view at the Scott Edwards Gallery through October 2015, SOIRÉE D’EVOLUTION: TABLEAUX VIVANTS ET NATURE MORTES.

This exhibition brings Yseult full-circle, having lived in New York City from 1982 – 1991, during which time she co-founded White Zombie while attending Parsons The New School for Design in Manhattan’s West Village, before moving to New Orleans in 1996 with nothing more than a single suitcase, a guitar, a banjo, and a Polaroid Land Camera.

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Slash and Axl pals again? This is good news.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:44 AM (PST)

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So I saw my buddy Tigman from 101.5 WPDH Poughkeepsie post on Facebook a Blabbermouth piece you should all see HERE.

I’m a die hard gunners fan (half of the new songs on my band GET OUT.’s pending hard rock/metal full length debut have high and low octave double tracked Axl influenced Appetite type vocal tricks utilized in the choruses). I also feel SLASH is one of the most entertaining books on rock n roll EVER written (along with Lemmy’s White Line Fever), just mandatory. And with all due respect to Myles Kennedy and Slash’s solo band or the recently departed from the Nu-Guns camp guys like Bumblefoot and Ashba, seeing Slash and Axl again someday would be amazing.

I’m not an Axl hater though I also understand why fans hate he is late for shows and wonder why for awhile there was a guy with a KFC bucket playing guitar. There was a reason why Against Me! classic Reinventing Axl Rose existed, but you also gotta remember that Axl EARNED his hubris. Dude went from a fucked up childhood to conquering the world… and I think it’s cool he stood up to the Hall of Fame and public pressure at the time for the Appetite line up to perform. While that would’ve been awesome and I understand why Adler was so disappointed, it also made sense in other ways for Rose to say “Hey, this is my band now.”  On the plus side, it appears Axl and Slash are friendly again.

I personally am bummed we didn’t get another record with Ashba but am thrilled Fortus and (honestly my fave Guns drummer besides Sorum) Frank Ferrer remain, as they play in The Compulsions (one of the best rock bands going) as well and just kick ass/have talent and vibe/class. I’d love to see Duff, Slash and the current line up meld or rotate Tommy Stinson and Duff or whatever like they have been doing. Maybe all of that is speculation but it’d be a cool way to bridge the old school and new school gap as older fans strictly hating on the Chinese Democracy-era band means missing out on some killer newer tunes like “I.R.S.” and one of Axl’s best ever songs “Street Of Dreams”. Even Slash said it was a good record when it came out.

Crack open some Night Train.

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