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The Devil Wears Prada’s Chris Rubey leaves the band

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:56 PM (PST)

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The Devil Wears Prada have announced a new contract with Rise Records but have lost a founding member:

“At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material. The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we’re capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We’re happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn’t have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family.

“In the meantime, our good friend Kyle is playing with us: a fine gentleman and an excellent guitarist who helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP. The Zombie 5 Tour is off to a fantastic start, and we look forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming show.”

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Mouth Of The South’s new video released for “Good Intentions”

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:33 AM (PST)

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Mouth Of The South, one of the newer bands on Christian label Facedown Records, have revealed a video for “Good Intentions” from their label debut Struggle Well. The song shows a man gripped in self doubt and loathing who is slowly eroded by dark thoughts that manifest physically. The song is pretty heavy as far as this style of rock n roll/punk influenced metal core goes, without dipping too far into the loose bowels breakdown terrain.

Watch it BELOW.

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The Paramedic have released a big, melodic rock video for Diary Of My Demons anchoring hard rock/balladry infused single “My Life in a Bottle”. It seems to be  song about regrets and a strained relationship. Check it out BELOW. RIYL stuff like Daughtry, Lenny Kravitz, Avenged Sevenfold.

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Unearth announce European dates plus support Arch Enemy

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:09 PM (PST)

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Arch Enemy‘s current victorious live dominance via their new line up will soon get a run for its’ money when American metalcore stalwarts Unearth, one of the most consistent and important heavy bands of the last decade or so, join up with team Alissa in Europe. This is a great package for fans to witness pure skill and reverence for intense metal on stage every night, two bands in it to win it with a long track record of giving their best to the fans.

Dates BELOW.

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Earth Crisis announce new EP release with Bullet Tooth

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:44 AM (PST)

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Vegan metalcore founders Earth Crisis are back with another great release, keeping their recent streak going strong!

The EP will have two newly recorded songs from the band’s pioneering debut album Destroy The Machines, and two unreleased songs die-hard fans may recognize from unreleased demos from the 90’s.

 Founding member, guitarist and song writer Scott Crouse, commented, “We think the songs on Destroy The Machines are still strong, and relevant, two decades later. We have always wanted to re-record them, and figured the 20 year anniversary of the album was a fitting occasion. Our intention isn’t to erase the original versions, just offer another version we feel will offer the power and clarity the songs deserve.  We also decided to record two songs we demo’d years ago because they’re great and people need to hear them! “Behind The Mask” and “Time Of Strife” are timeless and we think ExC fans will love them.”
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War Of Ages announce headlining dates with Phineas, Death Of An Era

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:57 AM (PST)

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War of Ages will be heading out this spring for their first headlining tour of 2015. They’re teaming up with Dream Beard brand, Phinehas, and Death of An Era to bring you the Supreme Chaos US tour! New Noise Magazine is a sponsor. The tour kicks off in WoA’s hometown (Erie, PA!) and treks across the US to Pomona, CA just in time for War of Ages to play Facedown Fest.

The recent War Of Ages record Supreme Chaos is one of their finest outings and a surefire way to stay engaged with modern metal that has a point.

Check www.warofagesmetal.com for full dates. Watch an exciting tour trailer BELOW.

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Jesse Leach teases new Killswitch Game Of Thrones track “Loyalty”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM (PST)

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Jesse Leach of KSE keeps that PMA and got fans pumped today with a preview of new Killswitch. The lords of Metacore are part of a new Game Of Thrones mix and wrote a song for House Martell from the show and books, the southern kingdom of intrigue. You can hear the preview HERE.  It features the house motto of “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” in the chorus, which honestly sound like KSE lyrics already, haha. I am huge Killswitch fan and it sounds good, though The Sword still get most points for their GoT song from Gods Of The Earth about taking the black from before HBO even had a hit.

 

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Album Review: Rise Of Doom – “Purgation”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:56 AM (PST)

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Rise Of Doom are a metalcore band somewhere between the synth and hook heavy sounds of Betraying The Martyrs and the low end breakdown gurgle of Oceano. It’s a good record and obviously they love what they do. My only real gripe is most bands doing this style don’t seem to have much regional difference no matter where they come from in the world.

Anyway, this French band have a sound sure to appeal to many scene kids worldwide who like their metalcore stuff new school + occasionally djenty, mostly mid tempo with lots of double kick and generally screamed vocals augmented with cleans. You know the style. It’s not for everybody but this band does it way better than most. I was really impressed with the professionalism and drive which is obvious in their video “Gaia”. Some real mosh worthy parts on here and if you like this style you will be sure to hit repeat on Purgation!!! Pick it up at Bandcamp HERE.

Click HERE for the full review, moshers.

Close To The Flame release video for “Breaking Through”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:33 PM (PST)

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Texas new school metalcore band Close To The Flame have recently  released a video for their break out song “Breaking Through”. This is the bands first video production and finds the guys trying to “carry on” amidst a dirty world. The young metalcore band are not going to likely please fans of classic heavy metal but are sure to fire up some of the younger crowd. Regardless of tastes, the band are working hard and their EP is up now on Itunes HERE.

Fans of Miss May I, call and response vocals ala Atreyu or just melodic younger metalcore in general should give these guys some shine.

See the video BELOW.

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Within The Ruins flip their shit: Serious van wreck, Band ok

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 5:04 PM (PST)

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One of my favorite modern metal bands Within The Ruins might have to change their name to Within The Wreckage after a nasty van accident. Don’t worry, the dudes are ok. The van and trailer went off an interstate in Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon. While no one was hurt, their van, trailer and gear were completely destroyed. “We rolled about three times from what I can remember and landed on the median. Our van and trailer are totaled.” says guitarist Joe Cocchi.

The band had set sail from their hometown in MA on their way to California to begin a month-long tour with SUICIDE SILENCE along side label-mates FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY. Despite the near death experience and loss of gear, the band will push on and make the third show scheduled at El Corazon on Friday, February 20th in Seattle. Cocchi continues, “All I can say is that we’re happy to be alive. I don’t know how, but none of us were injured. We’re on the road touring because this is all we know and love, and we want to continue. Help us get back on our feet by picking up a shirt. Thank you all for the continued support.”

These dudes are killer live and on recording, just way more interesting than most metalcore and Joe in particular played his ass off on last years Phenomena.

More pics of the wreck, a Go Fund Me link to help them replace gear and some music are BELOW.

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Album Review: All That Remains – “The Order Of Things”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:41 AM (PST)

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All That Remains are one of the most controversial bands in metal, a fact which often overshadows their music. While Phil Labonte has certainly been in the headlines lately (and the band’s last record A War You Cannot Win‘s hit “Stand Up” was #1 on Active Rock), the group has unfortunately been more synonymous with twitter banter and potty mouth behavior than their music.

“You have to adapt to the world around you as opposed to expecting everything to adapt to your perspective,” claims vocalist Labonte in a recent press release. “You can’t really control what goes on in your life, you can only control your reaction. I’ve gotten a certain amount of peace from embracing this truth. That’s the way things go. This is literally The Order of Things.”

Overall this record is their best synergy of styles with “Bite My Tongue” in particular really fusing the faster NWOAHM sound with their more recent embrace of melodic hard rock traits. With new album The Order Of Things, I tried to take the band on their own merits as a group, but I did have to take a tangent into social concerns first. For the full review see BELOW.

Live photos: Upstate, NY’s Painmask bring the one-5 to Hot Shotz

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:05 AM (PST)

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It’s been about a week since I got really horrible news that my dad passed away suddenly. I’m kind of chilling listening to Bad Brains dub record they did at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY from 2002, I & I Survived. Dealing with so much family stuff as my sister Cambria Evans and I navigate tending to my very understandably stressed out and distraught mom (presently relaxing and listening to the cool rhodes piano or whatever is on this track behind the dub), it has me questioning many of my choices of the last twenty years when I was partying as a younger dude… drinking too much, time I could have spent with family. It really hurts.

But seeing the photos of my boys Painmask that I just got from Beneath The Remains bassist (and Metal Riot photographer) Matt Slater, it reminds me that this scene has also been family to me. I’ve gotten to be part of interviewing hundreds of bands and helping people who believe in art and metal and hardcore, so it hasn’t all been a waste. My dad supported me in my pursuit of rock n roll.

The bonds made- even with a band like Painmask whom some of you new school kids might not even know about cuz they never had a trendy record deal… these are priceless friendships. Seeing Jay Avery, Carl Carlew and the guys in these photos makes me think of countless shows with Painmask and bands like All Out War, Subzero, whoever…where creativity, crazy pits of energy but with brotherhood and unity at the core and most of all music that will last…it matters. We’ve all been doing shows together for like 20 years!

I talk a lot about Life Of Agony on this site and Joey Z. just produced the Painmask guys recently. They even recorded some of the early tracking at one of the band’s I sing for, Antidote 8‘s studio Darkworld Studio. SO it was awesome to meet Joey Z and hear him mixing Painmask levels on my bassist Dave Daw’s console last year. Anyway, these are shots from a recent Painmask show at Hot Shotz in Upstate, NY. It’s a small venue that hosts cover bands and occasioal rock shows, but they support live music so who gives a fuck.

I just wanna say be thankful for the friends you have and the limited time on this Earth. Make it count!

For more shots see BELOW.

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Bullet For My Valentine enter studio for code name BFMV5

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 4:04 PM (PST)

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From the Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine‘s own mouths:

We’ve been working hard on this record for over a year now, writing and demoing a ton of material in that time. As we sit here on the 1st of February 2015, we have the most songs we’ve EVER had written for an album before recording session, and now begins the difficult process of choosing the best of the best of them to make the cut for ‪#‎BFMV5‬

Going into this process, we couldn’t be more happy or excited to have our man Colin Richardson back behind the desk again. We worked with Colin on our first two records, ‘The Poison’ and ‘Scream Aim Fire’ (as well as the self titled’ BFMV’ EP) and as we listened back to those records during the writing process for this new album, we realised what a special vibe and excitement these records have, and why they’re held in such high respect by our fanbase.

This album, though, is not about going backwards. We’re excited to work with Colin again, but equally excited to be working with Carl Bown for the first time, who we consider the most exciting new British record producer out there right now, and the guy to help take this Bullet record to exciting new places.

Today we start the recording process for #BFMV5. We’ll be taking and uploading one exclusive new photo from the studio per day on our instagram account over at http://instagram.com/bfmvofficial/ so if you’re not signed up yet, you’re missing out, as we’ve just posted our first pic over there now.

Get involved. #BFMV5

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Gideon release new video for “Survive” feat. Caleb Shomo

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:28 PM (PST)

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Facedown‘s perhaps best band Gideon are back with “Survive” featuring Caleb from Beartooth as a guest. It comes from Gideon’s triumphant record Calloused from 2014, a must hear metalcore release that leans hard on hardcore but also has serious groove and low end crunch. Roaring strong, this band is still in it to win it!

Click HERE and support these guys hard!

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Vision Of Disorder working on new record

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:46 PM (PST)

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V.O.D.  are finally working on a follow up to total slammer (and comeback album) The Cursed Remain Cursed. More than a rehash, the Long Island band are just as vital and fired up as they ever were. One of the earliest bands to play metalcore along with All Out War , Hatebreed and Unearth, the V.O.D. boys have always had a certain extra level of fired up intensity. Zeuss (Hatebreed, Hammercult, Arsis) is handling production and Candlelight will handle the release, expected later this year. Classic EP Still has also recently been reissued.

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