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Blues punks The Bobby Lees (Sam Quartin , Kendall Wind , Macky Bowman, Nick Casa) have been tearing it up on stages in Upstate, NY and around the country. While you may recognize Quartin from movie roles like the (forthcoming) Run With The Hunted and Let Me Make You A Martyr , this band is not a novelty project but a full fledged rock n rollercoaster. They totally scorch the stage with a howling sense of purpose and poetic sting, capturing a primal and at times even fun energy on Beauty Pageant . Feral animals and ghosts hiding in the trees agree that this band is the shit. This record and group truly deserve to be heard, so head to their Bandcamp and blast "Deem Em Dead" now. You can say you knew 'em when.
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With Matt Pike fresh outta rehab it looks like stoner/doom metal greats High On Fire are finally ready to hit the road and melt some faces. They have announced a headlining tour with Goatwhore and Lo-Pan tagging along for support. Oh yeah, Corrosion Of Conformity will be along for the ride December 18-21, and Primate will be there November 23- December 1. So basically you’re an idiot if you miss this tour.
To find a list of dates click here.
This will be High On Fire’s first time on the road since the release of their amazing E1 Entertainment released album De Vermis Mysterious so don’t miss out! The band recently released a music video for the song Fertile Green which is highly recommended if you’re stoned right now. Even sober, it’s a pretty badass video that you should check out by clicking here.Add to My Radar
Lead guitarist Mike Perez commented on the album’s cover artwork:
“The album art looks great! I think Portland hit the nail right on the head. It’s pretty cool to see what he did with the ideas we gave him. Naming our songs is our least favorite part of the process but I think we have some pretty solid names in there. I hope people appreciate the flow of the album, a lot of thought was put into it!”
Click right here to see the album’s track listing and a bigger picture of the cover artwork.Add to My Radar
In an act of rampant douchebaggery, stoner/doom metal greats High On Fire‘s frontman Matt Pike has had one of his guitars stolen from the band’s studio in California. Matt just got out of rehab for alcohol and released a kick ass new video too. What a ballbust.
The band has issued the following statement regarding the theft:
“Matt Pike’s Les Paul guitar has gone missing from a Santa Rosa studio. The color is Tobacco Sunburst and has Matt Pike signature pickups and the case has PIKE written on it in large white letters. The serial number is 92462499. Please be on the lookout for this guitar. If you happen to be in a pawn shop in the bay area or see something. This guitar means everything to Matt. If you have any information on the guitar, please contact email@example.com.”Add to My Radar
Lancaster, Pennsylvania metalcore band This Or The Apocalypse have released a second album teaser for their upcoming album Dead Years. The album is produced by Kevin Lankford and engineered by Andreas Magnussen and it is some of the band’s most aggressive material to date. It is set to be released on September 25th via E1 Entertainment.
Frontman Ricky Armellino commented: “‘Dead Years’ is full of some of the most painfully honest material we’ve ever written. The album features both some of the saddest, most melodic songs we’ve ever played and it also holds some of the angriest.”
The band’s last release was Haunt What’s Left which was produced by Josh Wilbur and Lamb Of God’s own Chris Adler in 2010.
Click right here to check out the album teaser.Add to My Radar
Frontman Mike Perez commented: “We cannot wait to get this album out to our friends and fans. We are very proud of the sound and even more proud of the message behind it. We’re looking forward to playing these songs live and seeing everyone at the shows.”
The band recently signed a worldwide record deal with Good Fight/eOne Music. Perez commented on the signing: “The guys and I are beyond stoked to be a part of the GoodFight/eOne family. We feel this will be a good fit for us as we grow and continue moving forward.”
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So the one and only Matt Pike from stoner/doom metal band High On Fire is out of rehab for alcohol addiction and the band is back with a brand new video for the song “Fertile Green.” It’s taken off their latest E1 Entertainment release De Vermis Mysterious and these guys sure as shit live up to the stoner metal branding that they receive.
You can click right here to see for yourself.
The story follows “Balteazeen, the Christ Twin, who sacrificed himself to give Jesus life. Forever hunted, he roams the slaughterhouse of Time, searching for answers to the riddle of his own existence…” The video pretty much rules and it’s nice to know that Matt Pike back doing his thing. Maybe this means they’ll actually be able to go on tour now. Fingers crossed and we’ll keep you updated.Add to My Radar
So it’s no secret that a couple of us here at Metal Riot were able to visit the biggest and best metal festival in the world recently. Yes, I’m talking about Wacken Open Air silly. Well, while we were there we got to spend a little time with John Henry (not the steel driving man) the lead singer of the one and only Darkest Hour. We brought him a little whiskey and he was kind enough to sit down for a super candid interview. So if you ever wanted to talk shit (literally) with the man himself here is your chance to see what it would be like. So please click right here to read on, and enjoy yourself.Add to My Radar
D.C. metal band Darkest Hour have debuted the music video “Severed into Separates” off their new album The Human Romance released earlier this year via E1 Entertainment. The Human Romance is a follow up to the bands 2009 release The Eternal Return. video was filmed by Mihaszna Films and you can see it here.Add to My Radar
Californian christian death metalers Impending Doom have released a music video for their song “Deceiver.” The song comes from their March 2012 release Baptized In Filth which was the bands fourth full length and released on E1 Entertainment.
To see the video for yourself click here.
Lead singer Brook Reeves explained the direction of the video recently:
“This video is a representation of the filthiness of sin that ultimately leads to hell and that is doesn’t matter If someone calls themselves a Christian with their mouth if they are not producing fruit in their lives. There are a lot of Christians out there who are fakes and will try and deceive you for power, money, or other lusts of the flesh especially in these last days. So it’s up to genuine, real, and courageous Christians to stand up and speak truth and not compromise.”Add to My Radar
California stoner/doom/sludge/heavy metal band High on Fire have announced that they will not be appearing at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer as lead singer Matt Pike has entered rehab for alcohol rehabilitation. High on Fire have suspended touring indefinably as Matt Pike takes the necessary steps towards recovery. Click here to read the bands comments.Add to My Radar
Sludgy stoners of doom High On Fire are set to release a deluxe re-mastered version of their debut album The Art Of Self Defense on Southern Lord Recordings this summer. The reissue is scheduled for July 31, 2012 and also includes the band’s first demo, two bonus tracks from a 7″, and a 48 page booklet.
Click here for a track listing.
The Art Of Self Defense was originally released in 2000 by Man’s Ruin Records. High On Fire’s latest album was released this past April 2012 and called De Vermis Mysteriis. You can read our review of the album right here, and if you haven’t given High On Fire a listen before, most definitely do.Add to My Radar
California deathcore act, Impending Doom, have announced a set of headlining United States tour dates. The tour will last from July 5th through July 16th as they play in seven different states. The band will also be touring with Within The Ruins, Molotov Solution, Erra, and To Each His Own.
To check out the tour schedule click here.
Impending Doom released their newest album, “Baptized In Filth,” in March 2012 via E1 Entertainment.Add to My Radar
Hello, my fellow heathens an cretins, it’s that time of the month again where I get blood all over myself as I struggle to pick my top albums of the month. April had a multitude of albums that stuck with me throughout the month and continue to find themselves on my playlist rotation. Let me remind you again, I haven’t listened to every single album that has come out this month or any previous month.Add to My Radar
Upon arriving at the historic Rave / Eagles Club just west of downtown Milwaukee, I made a quick phone call to a gentleman who some call “Ablaze”. Between the wrought iron bars surrounding a school ground, I watched as the frontman for Blackguard raised his hand up in the air and spun around in a circle. This was going to be an interesting night indeed.
Instead of having the usual casual interview that I typically strive for – as I am very sensitive to the fact that I may be interrupting some pre-show ritual – I ended up sitting around on a futon while having a very laid back and oftentimes “inappropriate” 90 minute conversation with various members of not only Blackguard but Bonded By Blood and Kittie as well. If the show itself was going to be anything like this pre-show “interview” (stay tuned), then it was going to be a very memorable night indeed.
To see if the show itself was as memorable, head on over here.Add to My Radar