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Ivar Bjørnson picks Skeletonwitch for Roadburn 2015

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:57 AM (PST)

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Today, the prestigious Roadburn Festival announced that SKELETONWITCH has been invited to perform at the 2015 edition of the event, which takes place in Tilburg, Holland next April. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Oct. 16.

 “Simply put: if you want blackened thrash (or whatever you want to call it – everybody has their own definition of what these Ohio rednecks are supposed to be defined as) of the absolutely highest order, these are your guys,” proclaimed Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, who alongside Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik (Wardruna) has curated the line-up for Roadburn 2015.

Having hand-picked SKELETONWITCH to play, Bjørnson — who toured alongside the group earlier this year — added, “Okay, I’ve gotta admit that once again sharing a backstage area with these wonderful specimens of the human variety is a motivation in itself – but it is of course first and foremost the music that brought about the invite. This is the perfect band to tear down the walls at Roadburn 2015 and seriously shake things up/slap us silly. If ‘Witch’s high-octane metal doesn’t make you headbang like there’s no tomorrow, you’re probably dead.”

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Prosthetic Records has plans to help keep the fire lit brightly for Corrosion Of Conformity fans. Two-count ’em-two vinyl reissues of classic jammers from the stoner rock crossover veteran squad. Two seminal albums by metal pioneers Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) — the 1991 landmark “Blind” and its acclaimed 1994 follow-up “Deliverance” — will be reissued on vinyl by Prosthetic Records this fall. While an exact release date has not yet been confirmed, both titles — limited to 1,000 copies each — are currently available for pre-order in the Prosthetic webshop right HERE. New editions of vintage merch designs from the era are now available as well.

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Howdy carrion-crawlers and pilgrims into the rock vortex. Skeletonwitch have a muscular new thrashin’ video for “Unending, Everliving” , a top track from Serpents Unleashed. The band have also released a limited-edition “Unending, Everliving” 7-inch featuring hand-screened artwork designed by Jeremy Hush (Black Tusk, Rwake) on the B-side. Limited to just 300 copies, the 7-inch is now available exclusively through the Prosthetic webshop paired with a t-shirt or alongside sale-priced copies of “Serpents Unleashed” on CD or LP!

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White Arms Of Athena tracked sophomore madness at GodCity

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:26 AM (PST)

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White Arms Of Athena are a band I just recently discovered and so I was thrilled to learn they are tracking a sophomore effort for Prosthetic Records.

I was just talking about this band on Twitter with some Coheed and Cambria fans and Neesh from Neeshcast Radio. Today I found out they’ve  recorded their sophomore Prosthetic effort at GodCity Studio in Salem, Mass. with acclaimed producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Every Time I Die, High On Fire, Kvelertak). The as-yet-untitled album — expected to be released later this year — will be mixed by Ballou, engineered and co-produced by Travis Kammeyer (Storm of Light, Generation of Vipers) and mastered by Alan Douches (Baroness, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

The band, which has previously shared the stage with acts including Arsonists Get All The Girls, Katalepsy, Fallujah, The Contortionist, The Ocean, East of the Wall, Holy Grail and Baring Teeth, will release further information on the upcoming release in the coming weeks. Follow them on social media for the latest updates:

http://whitearms.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhiteArms
http://instagram.com/WhiteArmsOfAthena

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Prosthetic Records has consistently been killing it of late, finding great new talent like Anacondas and Set And Settingf plus releasing skull bangers like Septicflesh’s monstrously epic Titan or Trap Them’s Blissfucker, both this year! The new single “A Penny And a Dead Horse” from Germany’s Zodiac is right on target as well. Fans of Blues Pills, Graveyard, Gypsyhawk, Witchcraft, the classic rock boogie side of Royal Trux or will most likely get down to the fuckin’ seven-minute stellar groove of “A Penny and a Dead Horse.”  It’s taken from upcoming album Sonic Child and you may check it out below. They really oughta cram this baby into the end credits of one of the last episodes of True Blood before the show ends for good.

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Zounds!!! This is way too bad ass. Smoke is coming out of my ears. Coolest picture disc since this old Star Wars record I had with Darth Vader and the Droids on opposite sides.

SKELETONWITCH will release the first-ever picture disc pressing of  Breathing The Fire on August 5. Featuring vibrant artwork completed by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust) and limited to only 500 copies worldwide, the LP can now be pre-ordered bundled with an exclusive t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt from the Prosthetic webshop here: http://store.prostheticrecords.com/products/530606-skeletonwitch-breathing-the-fire-picture-disc

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Show Photos: Castle at The Anchor – Kingston, NY

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1:30 AM (PST)

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Castle are tearing across the USA as we speak, bringing their San Fran with a Canadian twist blend of power doom boogie to metal heads far and wide. 13 dates are left on the tour (remaining dates after the jump, so hang tight).

The night before their Saint Vitus NYC stop the Prosthetic Records artists touched down in my town of Kingston, NY. Under Siege, their latest Billy Anderson produced burner, is in my top 5 records for hard rock/metal this year, thus far.C’mon, baby…let it light your ear candles.

My dear friend Nicole Ann Marie Terpening, who I haven’t covered a show with probably since around when Thursday were in Full Collapse mode, shot some pics for us during the band’s too brief set.

Castle’s mega Mojo blew up the P.A. , usually never a problem in the humble but awesome venue. The regular sound guy was working a tv gig, from what I hear. I thought it was Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but I think it is an Atlanta hip hop love show because I heard the phrase “ratchet ass bitches” bandied about by a friend. The guy who filled in meant well but didn’t anticipate the might of some of Castle’s bass rig juice output. Kaboom! It shouldn’t be a mark too dark on the club, though.  It’s a great place for touring bands to stop between NYC and Albany, though this was obviously a drag. The venue really cares a lot about the bands that come through and treats bands well.

Castle handled it well and fans were cool, too. Everyone felt bad for the band, but hung out and a friend of mine got a great copy of the new vinyl, with cover art from Denis Forkas. Shame, (along with Screaming Females) Castle are big proof the power trio is often still the best band format for rock n roll.

I was lucky to briefly open the show singing on a fast piano and vocal set of “Black Crayon” by Dax Riggs and “Karma Police” by Radiohead, collaborating with mega talented Kelly McNally of indie/folk Upstate, NY band The Virginia Wolves. We had bad days and so it was nice to sing sad songs and make other people want to kill themselves. We joked that we would do a gypsy tour and you could tell where we went from which towns on the map had all the lights out the next day.

Dead Witch Walks from New Paltz, NY, featuring towering guitarist Mucus Barfbag, did an improv two man set of gnarled death thrash with avant garde chaos noise. It was metal as heck. Was fun to talk with Mucus and Castle about the band Demon Lung, travel in the United States compared to Europe and other chit chat. Chaos came next, a younger band I didn’t know, booked by Tainted Entertainment. They were a great hybrid of early Megadeth snarl and bluesy thrash with feel, but a raw garage primal fight to it. Of all the bands, Only Castle’s set was vocally ill fated due to sound issues. Since they are like Mercyful Fate playing as a trio like Motorhead at half tempo witj great Sabbathy vocals sung by a woman, this was a real shame. Got to hear them play a whirling rendition of  “Corpse Candles” and that’s about it.

Kind of like getting ice water thrown on your dick, but still an awesome night! Mucus apparently got married accidentally over the phone, but officially, somehow with a girl in Vegas later that night. I didn’t think you were that drunk, bro!

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Castle add new North American tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM (PST)

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Phew. I think I’ve written more about Castle than any other band lately but it was like a week or something since I mentioned them last on this site. I need a fix of that Castle dark blues metal. I was scratchin’ and bleedin’ over here but thankfully they have announced another month’s worth of dates throughout the U.S. and Canada!

The band, which features vocalist/bassist Elizabeth Blackwell and guitarist Mat Davis, will be rounded out by drummer Will Carroll (Death Angel/Cutthroats 9) for the trek, which kicks off in Portland on July 2.

Under Siege is Castle’s current release, a strong follow up to the critically lauded Blacklands and their third record overall. The live dates announced include some pretty legit bands sharing the stage with our favorite doomers of the moment, acts such as Slough Feg, Sons of Huns and Anciients on various dates!

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I wasn’t blown away by Mutilation Rites at first when they came out, but the band have definitely grown on me big time. I think I was just on a Holy Grail kick at the time and so wanted to, like, only hear that sound. Once the widdly widdly woaaaah dust settled a bit, I was able to actually give Mutilation Rites the attention they deserve and realized they kick major ass. I think being at Saint Vitus Bar and hearing staff members rave about them helped as well.Since then I have become a real fan. “Suffer The Children” has been tearing up my speakers of late.

The Brooklyn based charred death bringers will deliver Harbinger in North America on July 22 via my favorite metal label Prosthetic Records. The mind-bending cover artwork by artist Valnoir (The Black Dahlia Murder, Watain, Nachtmystium) is featured above. Head to NOISEY now to take a listen to the album track “Contaminate,” or take a listen via SoundCloud HERE.

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I am so excited about Shining debuting a video for their smash in a perfect world audio manifesto “Blackjazz Rebels” that I almost typed blackjizz rebels. whoops. But yeah, we fuckin’ love Shining around here as they are provocative and musical like gravel burn and burnt rubber. Not since the halcyon of Ministry has a band (with maybe the exceptions of Amen,Watain or Arabrot) been so on the ball with this type of shit.

check out the video for “Blackjazz Rebels” here.

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Interview: TrapThem – Blissfucking up your day

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM (PST)

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trap them have returned, through formative musical experiences in a stark scene of innovation that fostered a movement out of new england. after some down time, the band are suddenly rehearsing more than ever.

“instead of the songs being one day, every track is like one hour in a day. so, one o’clock- “salted crypts”, two o’clock -“habitland” and so on.” -brian izzi  (guitarist)

the band insist their is no sexual meaning to the album name BLISSFUCKER, rather it is like fucking up someone’s bliss. imagine trap them playing at a picnic in a park on a nice summer day.

life is full of “savage climbers” and just like the opening of that song, ever spirals outward.

click here to read the feature exclusive interview.

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Zodiac “Free” video released, new album in the works

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:57 PM (PST)

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After the successful release of A Hiding Place  in 2013 and an intense touring campaign all over Europe in its support, the German blues rock four-piece ZODIAC have once again entered Megaphon Tonstudios with producer Martin Meinschäfer in order to record their next album, which is expected to be released in North America on September 16.

To bridge the gap until the release, ZODIAC have decided to unveil a new music video for their track “Free” (taken from “A Hiding Place”), which features footage shot recently during the band’s trip to London in order to perform two sets at the Desert Fest UK event at the end of April.

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Interview: Castle – Heavy Metal Under Siege

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:46 PM (PST)

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It’s probably no secret that we’re big Castle fans around here. I’ve been compulsively posting about them every other day lately. There just isn’t anyone else that sounds quite like their fiery mix of bluesy dark rock riffs with a hint of twang amidst the doomed and mysterious corridors haunted by banshee wails. We even hosted their US album stream for Under Siege. The band are a great fit for Prosthetic Records.

The new album is everything metal needs right now, a reminder of roots while still looking to sound like their own, modern band. How many bands can you hear these days and know who it is right away? I bet the list isn’t that long. If anyone can stop heavy metal from withering under siege from lame elements, it is Castle.

Click HERE to read our interview with Castle’s Mat Davis.

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As they make their way to the prestigious Maryland Deathfest this weekend, New York-based “filthy black metallers” MUTILATION RITES have unveiled “Suffer The Children,” their first new music in two years. Taken from their forthcoming album Harbinger, the highly anticipated follow-up to their Prosthetic debut Empyrean (which earned praise from Pitchfork for its “catchy, compelling, compelling guitar parts” and “mix of raw black metal, dark doom and punk that rocks”), “Suffer The Children” can now be streamed exclusively via Pitchfork at this location.

The band commented, “We picked ‘Suffer the Children’ because we thought it covered all the bases. It hopefully tries to branch out on all our influences on this new record, which falls somewhere between Incantation and Aura Noir. We wanted to touch on what is important to us – riffs! The focus should be pure riffage and nothing else, no pretentious nonsense.”

Although Harbinger will not be released until the summer, “Suffer The Children” is now available as a limited-edition 7″ single featuring two B-sides – covers of “Police Bastard” by Doom and “Protest and Survive” by Discharge). It features mind-altering artwork from grotesque death metal artist Mark Riddick (Metalocalpyse, Aborted, Suffocation). The A-side was recorded with producer Kevin Bernsten (Magrudergrind, Triac) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, while the covers were self-recorded. Says the band, “The two covers were recorded in our practice space in a whirlwind of drugs and alcohol. We picked our favorite and most tasteful ‘real’ punk songs and did them live in one take.”

The “Suffer The Children” 7″ is on sale now in the Prosthetic web shop along with an exclusive T-shirt. It will also be available for purchase from the band at MDF, as well as during their upcoming East Coast tour dates with Black Breath. The title track can also be downloaded from Bandcamp.

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Castle release eerie “Be My Ghost” Video, Tour US

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:49 PM (PST)

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Following the release of their third album “Under Siege,” which features just under 40 minutes of “shredding riffs and solos” (Soundcrave), CASTLE has unveiled the new music video for the haunting single “Be My Ghost,” which you can view on Heavy Blog is Heavy HERE or directly below. The clip was directed by longtime collaborator Jaan Silmberg (Super Duper Alice Cooper).

Says the band, “‘Be My Ghost’ is about the eternal struggle between the forces of light and dark and is another CASTLE song that is heavily indebted conceptually and visually to William Blake. We wanted to bring both those elements into the video and Jaan with his animation background was able to bring some of those Blake visuals that inspired the song to life”.

Click HERE to watch the latest brain burner from this amazing fucking band.

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