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Guitarist/warlord of the night Jeff Wilson sometimes hits me up with tour news or to shoot the shit. It’s always good to talk the dude as he is a musician who does a lot of things on his own terms. Jeff, in the future, you don’t have to politely ask me to post stuff. Your music is way better than a lot of crap I’ve written about, so just send me tour dates and say ,”here ya go, fucker” and they will soon appear on this site in slim hope that more people will read them then the uptick in traffic we get when we post about stupid mallcore shit (less often, since I am doing the majority of the writing around here now…hahaha). I have a lot more respect for Jeff’s music and so will post about that instead of Five Finger Death Punch in hopes that when I get to Hell the devil will grant me a flaming key of blackened pitch to my own little burnt gingerbread house as a reward and while other bloggers must listen to Falling In Reverse forever I will thankfully get a sip of the river of forgetfulness and that actual Hell on Earth will be erased from my musical memory banks.

Wolvhammer are better than about 99% of the metal bands in the world right now and the other 1% are their peers. Likewise Atriarch. These are two of the bleaker but more truthful acts out there, bands you can lean on in lean times to get you through ugly shit. This is not jock jam metal, bright day at a festival shove mosh metal or idiotic hard choreography repressed homosexual mook metal. This is hit the bottom and come back stronger than ever, vomiting shadows on fake people, elephant in the room, ugly ass Satan metal that actually matters and can save lives.

Says Jeff: After a bit of a live hiatus this year due to cancellation, migration, inebriation and the lot; I’m really stoked to get back out on the road with Wolvhammer in December. We’ve got big plans for this one, playing songs from the entire discography, some never performed before. With our most crushing live lineup to date and the ever flawless Atriarch in tow, this run of dates on the west coast is not to be missed.

If you haven’t heard Crawling Into Black Sun  yet or An Unending Pathway, you are an asshole.

Wolvhammer / Atriarch Desanctifying North America Pt. 2 dates BELOW.

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Norway’s Taake will step from the fog to tour eastern North America for the first time starting June 14 in Allston, Masschusett.  The tour, supported by our pals in the ever so nasty Wolvhammer, will visit 13 cities before its conclusion in Brooklyn on June 26.  These shows are seriously recommended for extreme music enthusiasts.

The complete list of dates for the tour is BELOW.

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If ambient doom music that swallows you whole is your thing you will want to check out this new LeChantFunebre collaboration Ghosts At The Deathbed from Neill Jameson ( – Vocals / Drums) , Jason Phillips (- Guitar), Jeff Wilson (- Guitar / Synth / Bass).

“We’d known each other for years and it just seemed natural to work together on something creative,” says Neill Jameson of the collaboration. “We’re very sardonic and negative people so it’s a very natural work environment to come up with something that’s emotionally very bleak.”

The EP is a forlorn yet inspiring odyssey that has a similar coldness in feel to Krieg‘s latest Transient (though much different music). We’re excited here at Metal Riot to premiere this official stream for you cold hearted snakes. It’s a thrilling and at times inhuman sounding descent into alienation that fills up and underscores the spaces between us in the inanimate, crumbling world (If you like the smothering ambient elements you’ll eat up Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow’s Ex-Machina soundtrack, incidentally).  Track 3 on Ghosts At The Deathbed– “Southern Facing Sign” is particularly  despondent and satisfying. As Steve Buscemi once said ,” embrace the horror.”

I’ve been listening to a lot of Mindrot again lately and, like those oft-forgotten geniuses, this LeChantFunebre stuff is unafraid to let synth and doom thumb wrestle. The results are a staggering yet humble monument to the organic struggle with life itself, made by three friends. I hope they’ll consider doing more in the future with this, as the atmosphere they’ve crafted is hard to let go of. Order it HERE.

Listen to the full stream BELOW and rise above…or sink deeper, if you prefer.

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Wolvhammer tour dates with Mortals announced

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM (PST)


Wolvhammer are leaders of the pack because of consistent quality, even more so than quantity. That is not a penis joke. Clawing Into Black Sun has the attention to minor details yet larger surrender to the music that makes it one of the top black metal releases in recent daze. Now the band have announced tour dates with Mortals and you should be frothin’ at the mouth, rockers.

Click HERE for dates.

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Album Review: Wolvhammer – Clawing Into Black Sun

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:53 PM (PST)


Wolvhammer have made an incredible record with Clawing Into Black Sun. What I love about it is that the band doesn’t sound like they are really pushing the envelope, but on purpose.They know the sound they want, a sort of American black metal sound with some extra dissonance and grime thrown in, fairly traditional. The thing that elevates it is these songs are very memorable, nearly catchy. I don’t mean that this is some mall black metal crap, rather that on their 3rd LP the Wolvhammer boys have refined their focus to a feral point. Even if you zone out to this album while doing something else, you are not gonna turn it off. And suddenly a riff or snarling vocal will reach out of the blackness and grab you by the throat.

The title track and finale is gonna be my starting point, because While the whole record is really good (especially the riveting march of “Death Division”), the title track is simply anthemic. The diry guitar of Jeff Wilson (of Abigail Williams fame) boils the oil in your veins while the rhythm section charge like armored direwolves killing nazis somewhere in hell. The riffing is just so powerful and tight. “Slaves To The Grime” is not some weird, slightly altered Skid Row homage, but a mid tempo roaring number that could almost, oddly, pass for an Amon Amarth song with Celtic Frost grunts and a vocal that says “I’m living in a fucking garbage heeeaaaappp”! So yeah, it fucking really rules. And the slamming, lamb slaughtering slow solo section is bonkers bat shit head thumping awesome. There is major walls closing in stuff going on here. I hope these guys have nice moms who call them every once in awhile.

The nearly 8 minute “A Light That Doesn’t Yield” is not just a title that vaguely reminds me of all the shitty drivers I saw today who nearly killed me, but rather a moaning and spacious abyssal drift that would make Enslaved proud. This song is like an elegy for all pain, slipping with strong will and fortitude through agony and into realization that they can’t take your soul from you, any god, devil or person, unless you let them. It’s an epic fucking song.

Cover art by Stavros of The Atlas Moth (and band mate of Wilson’s in Chrome Waves) handles the cover art on one of the most satisfying and recommended releases I will throw your way this year.


The first track to be released from WOLVHAMMER‘s upcoming third LP, Clawing Into Black Sun, is now playing at Decibel Magazine, well in advance of the album’s impending July release date.

The seventh of the eight passages captured on Clawing Into Black Sun, “Death Division” burns with the malicious, mid-paced drive and dread-inducing riffs WOLVHAMMER is ultimately reliable for. One of the traumatic standout tracks of the album, the tune marches harshly towards the mammoth, epic movement that overthrows the track closes down with, which becomes one of the most epic moments on Clawing Into Black Sun.

 March into ruination with the “Death Division” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

Profound Lore will release Clawing Into Black Sun on Tuesday, July 8th, WOLVHAMMER‘s second full-length for the label. The outfit’s amalgamation of black metal and death rock surges with self-infliction, abuse, and debauchery with nearly fifty minutes of brand new material. Recorded by the nucleus of WOLVHAMMER — vocalist Adam Clemans (Shaidar Logoth), guitarist Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, ex-Nachtmystium), and drummer Heath Rave (ex-Across Tundras) — in March at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis with Dan Jensen at the soundboard the band’s songwriting and delivery has developed immensely, culminating in their best work to date on Clawing Into Black Sun, which bears artwork by cohort Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth, Chrome Waves, Twilight).

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Skeletonwitch announce European tour with Overkill

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM (PST)


Ohio Thrashers Skeletonwitch have announced a European tour with Overkill!

While that tour won’t start until March 2014, Skeletonwitch will be tearing across North America with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem, Wolvhammer, Amon Amarth and Enslaved.

Skeletonwitch are touring in support of their latest album Serpents Unleashed.

Check out Skeletonwitch’s tour dates, including North American dates here.

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