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Top 15 interesting metal and rock albums you may have missed this year

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:08 PM (PST)

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They say that during troubled times it is often good to find escape or comfort in routine. Some people do well at staying on task. Others find too much friction between their emotional state and the mundane. Sometimes there is relief found unexpectedly though when you can get things done and restore small oasis-like moments of order to a chaotic World.

Others believe in the law of attraction and positive manifestation. I think it is a combination of an energy filled Universe, will, karma, inertia and many other often scarcely tangible movements that create the crescendos and decrescendos that compromise our lives. But sometimes we are hit with a lot at once.

This year was often like that for me and I am going to be less active on the blog front than usual for the next few weeks, determined to sort of coast out the rest of the year being very energy mindful and reflecting on love, life, death…all the big stuff.

As we think on the multifaceted Paris tragedy, I have read many people expressing sorrow at the sacred concert space being violated, that communal place of coming together. I totally agree.

The beauty of extreme music or rock n roll or hardcore or even the bat cave gloom of the industrial scene is that you can sometimes morse code , smoke signal or Instagram your messages out to like minded souls, the “Children of the Night” (to quote Dracula and lead in with a Tribulation tie in to transition to my year end list).

The following are some of the records that I found to be the very best this year. It might not be the same for you. I know Iron Maiden had a great double album and my favorite hard rock band Clutch is not on here, but because I am biased and always write about them. Instead I wanted to focus for my best of list on records I think were made by lesser appreciated bands than Lamb Of God , Megadeth, Motorhead or other giants.

Heck, Between the Buried And Me got a 5 star rating from me this year but their record isn’t on this list.

These records struck me the most, however.

That said, Coal Chamber, Failure, Faith No More reunited this year. None of them are on this list but all put out great records. Across the spectrum of tastes. Rock and metal are still pulsing. We can all make a huge and living racket that says we are here and share in that rush of blood , adrenaline, spirit that can never be silenced.

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Immortal Bird tour headliner kicks off Monday 10/12

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:09 AM (PST)

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Listening to Alunah’s “Scourge & The Kiss” and waking up gradually after a fun O+ Festival last night where I played w Dead Empires and saw a few other good bands around my city of Kingston like The Grape & The Grain and Lara Hope &The Ark-Tones. Anyhow, this struck my eye as must share info, as Immortal Bird are amazing and have one of the year’s best releases Empress/Abscess. It definitely has the coolest cover art of 2015, imho.

Plus, how cool to see the I.Bird play alongside the homies of Landmine Marathon and the Brothers of the Sonic Cloth at SWTF? Fuuuck!!!

Chicago’s IMMORTAL BIRD will kick off their headlining takeover next week. The band’s latest journey – which follows their recent and successful Summer excursion — will commence on October 12th in Denver crumbling the stages of over a dozen venues through nine states including an appearance at this year’s Southwest Terror Fest(Sleep, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Dropdead, Bongripper etc.) in Tucson, Arizona. IMMORTAL BIRD will be joined by Colombian Necktie as well as Metal Blade recording artists Secrets Of The Sky on select dates.

Offers vocalist Rae Amitay of IMMORTAL BIRD‘s latest live adventure: “Our East Coast tour was our first run of dates since Empress/Abscesswas released and we had a blast. Louisville Deathfest and Death To False Metal Fest were awesome and we can’t wait to get out there again for Shadow Woods Metal Fest in September, as well as a more extensive West Coast tour in October. During the latter we’ll be playing Southwest Terror Fest before we’re joined for about a week by our pals in Secrets Of The Sky. We’ll also be visiting several new cities for the first time. Lots to be stoked about!”

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Band Spotlight: Immortal Bird

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 9:08 PM (PST)

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Not to be confused with also awesome Deadbird or the not so awesome anymore Immortal, the folks in Immortal Bird are a savage and fun crew. You have to be a bit aware to jokingly refer to your genre as  Male-Backed XXXTREME METAL. Immortal Bird are crazy and crusty but evil enough to appeal to  Martyrdöd, Obliterations, Mortals or Savannah Sludge fans in near equal measure. Heck, even some Code Orange type kids might dig it.The Chicago band’s full length debut Empress/Abcess is very likely to cause you physical harm and strikes all the right nerves. Urgent performances with crust roots, raw but kick ass performances and the fierce screams of  Rae Amitay. You can not go wrong with this record.

Recommended Track: “The Sycophant”

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