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Enabler announce 2nd full length “La Fin Absolue Du Monde”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM (PST)


Following recent broadcasts informing the public of ENABLER‘s deadly revamped lineup and impending East Coast tour, the Midwest-based trio now expose the details on their anticipated second full-length release, La Fin Absolue Du Monde. Translated from French to signify “the absolute end of the world,” the title of the new album is yet another of the band’s works inspired by filmmaker John Carpenter, in this case in referencing his movie, Cigarette Burns. La Fin Absolue Du Monde was tracked with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at his Austin Enterprises, and packs the band’s most diverse material to date into a thirty-six minute battering with fourteen tracks.


ENABLER has partnered with several close allies to wage this new battle in a collaborative strike. Proudly going to war as part of the La Fin Absolue Du Monde campaign are San Francisco-based Creator-Destructor Records as well as NYC-area-based The Compound. Creator-Destructor has released titles from The Funeral Pyre, Gypsyhawk, Heartsounds, VYGR and others in addition to the vinyl version of ENABLER‘s 2012 debut LP, All Hail The Void, which came out on CD and digital platforms via Southern Lord. The Compound, the label faction of media/PR faction, The Earsplit Compound, unleashed ENABLER‘s rabid 2013 Flies EP and is currently unloading physical versions of new releases from Godhunter, Cop Problem, Die Choking and others. La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see killer deluxe CD and vinyl pressings and will see North American release on May 27th, just one day after ENABLER marks their debut invasion of the annual Maryland Deathfest.


Stated founding guitarist/vocalist and chief songwriter, Jeff Lohrber, on the current state of ENABLER: “This record is one of the proudest moments of my recording career. It’s a record made by a full band, and it sounds like a band playing. That is something that is lost in modern recording and is slowly becoming a thing of the past in the modern world of music. I feel alienated by it and I’m pissed about it. I recommend turning everything all the way up while listening to it.”


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Enabler secure new drummer, lock up tour dates to NEMHC

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 6:47 PM (PST)


Did you think “Sickened By The Wake” had the sickest intro you’ve heard in awhile? Can’t wait to smash your face into a beer can listening to it live? You are soon to be granted your innermost desire!

After several months off the grid, metallic punk radicals, ENABLER, now pledge full-on annihilation in 2014, today announcing their revamped lineup, a plethora of upcoming live actions, and the completion of their highly anticipated second LP. Faster and faster we turn into cancer!!!

Over the past two years, ENABLER has followed their massive Southern Lord debut LP, All Hail The Void LP, with widespread touring of North America, Europe and Australia, and unloaded both their four-song Shift Of Redemption EP via Think Fast! Records and six-song Flies EP via The Compound in 2013. Since the Autumn release of Flies, things with the band have been seemingly quiet on the public front, but the band has been working harder than ever behind-the-scenes, and now confirm that 2014 will be their most frantic and busy year yet, beginning with the announcement of their newest lineup. ENABLER officially confirms Ryan Steigerwald as their full-time drummer. Steigerwald previously hails from the Chicago band, The Ox King, in addition to having filled-in as Ringworm’s drummer for the past nine years, and now takes the throne as ENABLER’s first full-time skinsmasher since the departure of Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley in 2012.

Having already performed locally with the stripped-down new lineup — rounded out by bassist/vocalist Amanda Daniels and founding vocalist/guitarist Jeff Lohrber — ENABLER has also been secretly recording their latest material over the past few months, and just this week put the finishing touches on their second LP, which will see release later this year; detailed info will be available soon.

The band will tour harder than ever in 2014, the first major trek of the year now confirmed to embark on April 10th as the trio forges across the country on their way to rip shit up at the sixteenth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 17th. On the opening evening of the gigantic festival, ENABLER will join The Compound labelmates, Philly’s d-beat activists, Cop Problem, as well as All That Remains, Bleeding Through, Broken Hope, Fallujah, Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow and others. From there, ENABLER and Cop Problem will share stages in four more cities (including a date with Meth Quarry!) before ENABLER forges homeward. Other standout spots on the tour include Skeletal Lightning Fest II in Champagne, Illinois, Forward Ohio Fest in Columbus and more.

Click HERE for more.

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Cro-Mags tour dates with Cockney Rejects announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:25 PM (PST)


NYHC torchbearers Cro-Mags still kick ass and have announced a chunk of new tour dates, including some with UK heroes Cockney Rejects. Now if only we could get a Both Worlds reunion (damn, I still love that album).

For dates click HERE. Check your weapons and BS at the door.

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Album Review: Fossils – Flesh Hammer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM (PST)

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The “filet horizon” is drawing near. This fuzz, punk-metal hybrid Fossils hack out is in the tradition of rhythm tackling yet far seeing minimalists like Battles, Godheadsilo, Black Cobra, Tempel, Dysrythmia, Shellac or my friends in stoner/noise duo Dead Unicorn. This here  is well written yet chaotic buzzing and distorted bass and drum instrumental attacks bouncing off your skull in a jackhammer whir of snare hits and tom rolls, screeching noise and sped up Tool riffs. Insane cymbal work and especially addictive kick drum patterns. fans of a more simplistic Lightning Bolt or DFA 1979 (who put out a sweet Christmas Sweater last holiday season) should also jock this shit.

Most of the songs like “Carnivore Arrest” and “Pelvis Crust” or the greatly titled “Lard Obstacle” sound fairly the same, an insane buzz of whip cracking dry kit and energetically assaulted riff worship. The thing is, the whole record is addictive as fine cherry pie. It is a barrage of pure riff that could exist well in several decades (and it is hard to imagine it ever sounding past time for a racket like this). Perfect to blast loud, zone out to, drive fast or get busy in a kitchen full of “Crackhorse” “Cat Stalker” “Flesh Pillar” “Spamtastic” left overs.

Show your teeth!

Xibalba release tour-filmed video; confirm tour with Comeback Kid

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM (PST)


Southern California punk-death metallers Xibalba have released a video for their song “Soledad”, chock full of footage from their touring shenanigans.

Xibalba will be touring across North America in February and March with The Comeback Kids, Backtrack, Downpresser and To The Wind.

Check out the video for “Soledad” as well as the video for the album title track “Hasta Le Muerte” and Xibalba tour dates here.

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Rabbits stream “Shit, Other Singles” cassette

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:38 AM (PST)


The Portland-trio Rabbits have released SOS (Shit, Other Singles) via Eolian Empire.

Rabbits, in addition to the release of SOS have just finished mastering a 7″ of covers with a band from the East Coast to be announced soon.

They are also working on a 12″ EP. Both the 7″ and 12″ are expected to be released in 2014.

Head over to the Decibel Magazine website to stream SOS.

Check out the video for “No (More) Depth” here.

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The Arkhams release “Not For This World” dead friends tribute

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM (PST)



While not metal, NYC psychobilly band The Arkhams have done something quite metal (I mean, besides having a name that references HP Lovecraft and Batman simultaneously). The band (on hiatus) has just released “Not For This World”, a tribute for many friends fallen over the years to suicide or drugs, on their band camp. Hear and purchase the song HERE.

Also, I myself Morgan sing backups along with band dancer Rose Arkham and I did a guest vocal on verse three (I think). I have known Matt “The Knife” forever and he first told me about Gorguts and Cannibal Corpse, so that counts for something.



Haymaker confirms first release in a decade

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM (PST)


Ontario hardcore rockers Haymaker have confirmed their first release in nearly a decade.

The release will be entitled Let Them Rot and will be released as a 7″.

Let Them Rot will be unleashed on February 1.

On January 17 and 18 Haymaker will be an appearance at A389 tenth anniversary Bash in Baltimore.

Check out the title track here.

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The All Stars Tour announces tour dates and finalized lineup

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM (PST)

All Stars 2013 The 2013 All Stars Tour, headlined by metalcore mainstays Every Time I Die, will be kicking off on July 19th in Long Island, NY. The trek will last twenty-five dates and conclude in Hartford, CT.

7/19 – Long Island, NY @ The Paramount
7/20 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO SFTP)
7/21 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall (NO SFTP)
7/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
7/23 – Toledo, OH @ Rocket Bar
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ Toyota Park
7/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
7/26 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
7/27 – Denver, CO @ Summit
7/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue (NO TERROR)
7/30 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
8/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/03 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/04 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
8/08 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/09 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
8/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/15 – New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/16 – Reading, PA @ The Reverb
8/17 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster

Check out the full lineup here.

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Vice and Ultima Victima sign to Eulogy Records

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM (PST)

EulogyRecordsLong Island hardcore band Vice and Mexican hardcore band Ultima Victima have signed to Eulogy Records. You can read the official press release below.

“Eulogy Recordings is very proud to welcome two new bands.

Vice was started in late 2010 in Staten Island, NY. Vice started with one simple goal in mind: to play meaningful hardcore music containing a strong message. That message is simple: return hardcore to its original form, when creativity and diversity were accepted and encouraged, when people disregarded trends and believed in music for the right reasons, when fashion went unnoticed and when the scene truly acted like a family. With a strong punk DIY work ethic, they intend to deliver their music and their message to as wide an audience as possible through constant touring and releases. The bands lyrics reflect the anger and hatred of being disappointed by things once believed in, disgust with the current state of hardcore and being let down by life plagued with depression. The anger and hatred that fuels the band was first shown in the 2011 “Grievances” EP, maintained and developed on the 2012 full length “You Made Us This Way” and will be further displayed on the upcoming 2013 EP (Eulogy Recordings) entitled “Flawed.”

Ultima Victima is one of the hardest working and best known bands in Mexico. Ultima Victima has constantly toured Latin America and has also added stops in Europe. The band has been in the studio working on their new full length for Eulogy Recordings, which will be released late summer/early fall. The album will feature songs in both English and Spanish. Ultima Victima will be touring the world in support of their new album.”

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luicidalI recently conducted an interview with former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louiche Mayorga (pictured in the far right), who has resurfaced in a new band called Luicidal, which features his former S.T. bandmate R.J. Herrera on drums and chiefly performs songs by the legendary skate punk band. Luicidal, who has been together for almost a year, recently wrapped up a successful West Coast tour and has been working on an album, which we may not expect too soon.

In the interview, Lou and I talked about the history of Luicidal, the band’s upcoming debut album, his career in Suicidal Tendencies and the 30th anniversary of their iconic self-titled debut album. We also talked about Luicidal jamming with with Bob Heathcote, who replaced Lou just prior to the recording of the How Will I Laugh Tomorrow album, and what he had been up to in over the last 25 years since he left Suicidal.

Click here to see what Lou had to say.

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All Stars Tour 2013 line-up announced

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM (PST)

All Stars 2013 The All Stars Tour is coming back for the third year in a row! Though no dates have been released, the line-up has been announced, check it out:

Every Time I Die

Chelsea Grin

Veil of Maya


Stray From The Path

Capture The Crown


For All Those Sleeping




With more bands to be announced.

Every Time I Die Vocalist Keith Buckley had this to say of the tour:

“We’ve always put a lot of effort into making this band work and when we perform we do so at the highest level of intensity, so to finally be deemed an ‘AllStar’ is a dream come true. I plan on relaxing in a hot tub with Wade Boggs or smoking huge cigars with Ronnie Harmon talking about our visits to Hollywood. Those are just some casual things us AllStars do when we’re not giving 110%. But that’s rare. This tour has a solid line-up and we’re excited to be a part of it. See you all this summer.”


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Proving that it’s all in who you know a friend if mine was kind enough to get me in touch with Rick from This is Hell who in turn was cool enough to give me a few minutes of his time to ask a few hard hitting questions.

The band was suppose to kick off a South East Asia Tour in Jakarta this evening but according to their Facebook page, as of a few hours ago, they have had to cancel due to some problems with immigration.

This is Hell’s Facebook stated:
“Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel all of our South East Asian shows… long story short, the initial trip to Medan, Indonesia was a giant catastrophe that resulted in immigration not allowing us into the country due to “not enough free pages in a passport to place a visa sticker”. We were then shipped out of the country, charged an absurd amount of money for flight changes, airport tax (?), as well as entering and exiting fees. Upon returning to Singpore, the embassy is closed from 3pm friday until Monday maing it impossible for us to leave Singapore for any country aside from the USA. We will hopefully be back sooner than later and actually get to play some shows. Send all hate mail to the Medan airport and their slimy, sketchy, crooked, money grubbing liars of immigration officers that were not remotely close to helpful and in fact lied to us about internet access on their computers, “missing telephone numbers” and the existence of an embassy in their city.”

Our sympathies here at Metal Riot go out to the band and the fans who will not get to see them. I hope our interview with Rick can give you that This is Hell fix that you have been deprived of.

Click here to read the interview with Rick.

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Every Time I Die announce US headlining tour with The Acacia Strain

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM (PST)

Buffalo, New York heavy rockers Every Time I Die have announced that they will be headlining a US tour this winter with The Acacia Strain. Additional support on this tour will come from Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights. This tour will kick off on February 6th in Chicago, Illinois and will end on March 16th in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The band will be touring in support of their 6th full-length studio album Ex Lives, which was released via Epitaph. They are currently on tour in the US throughout most of December with The Chariot, Letlive and Kills & Thrills.

Click here to see a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues for both of these tours.

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Every Time I Die announce headlining tour

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM (PST)

every-time-i-die Every Time I Die has just wrapped up a summer on the Vans Warped Tour and recently announced that they will be hitting the road again to headline a series of dates with metalcore act, The Chariot and the Los Angeles based band Letlive.

The band will be out in support of their latest effort Ex Lives.

For a full list of dates, cities, and venues click here.

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