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Angus Clark with the late Jill Janus

2018 was an intense year. That’s an understatement. I hope in 2019 we manage, where possible, to be more understanding to one another and foster growth. I am thinking about how much passion people carry for hardcore, metal and the like and I hope we can harness that into continuing to improve and not by gaslighting and targeting journalists who are trying to ask reasonable questions about potential ties to NSBM or sexism or other issues. I can like a band’s music but if they start doing that, it is really a souring experience.

It’s weird being a musician and a writer because your net of considerations is perhaps wider. I am not saying that as a superiority thing or in any way to diminish writers who aren’t also artists. If anything I think being a writer as well as a performer makes me side with journalists more, because they get way too much shit from a lot of bands who ought to know better (which doesn’t mean some writers can’t do better as well, trust me). Still, there are a lot of hateful little troll caves sprinkled through our fair Metal Middle Earth, so to speak. And even a few sewery Mordors. But I digress.

Or do I? Mental health was a big concern this year for myself and others. One of my favorite metallers, Jill from Huntress, was lost way too soon as she struggled with depression. Her fight was not in vain though as she inspired so many and will always be remembered.

Look, we get that some of you just wanna rock or have ‘fun’ or be edge lords. Other people use metal and hardcore as a refuge and to heal from experiencing hate. You aren’t an outsider if you are reinforcing the status quo of patriarchy, transphobia, racism, factory farming, yadda yadda. I was super bummed. for instance, to see Mark Hunter of Chimaira and Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under /Cannibal Corpse fame yucking it up on Twitter the other night making arguably transphobic jokes about educating people to be more inclusive of non binary people. Mark said he felt he was on acid for seeing a video about AFAB people who menstruate but identify as male.  Maybe, just maybe he meant that it was weird for him to get used to or wrap his head around as it is outside his cis het experience, but he didn’t call out the supporters in his comments who were saying they should be burned- which thankfully Twitter had the user remove.

Hot take. it is actually good to teach people to be inclusive of different gender identities and make them understand that different people are figuring out themselves at different times in their lives. Barnes made it even worse and wrote “yawn” when confronted about his own shitty follow up joke that sounded like a fifteen year old just heard about Woodstock.

LGBTQAI people have contributed and continue to contribute so much to punk and metal culture. Stop shitting on us with normalizing nasty jokes at our expense. That isn’t ‘extreme’ or cool or ‘metal’. It’s just embarrassing. Read the Non Binary Wiki and get your head out of a bad batch of AC/DC covers and songs about murdering girls and maybe catch up with 2019 where people are facing serious persecution. I am never listening to any of either of your music again, dudes. I hope that was worth losing several decades of support over.

Thanks, y’all who have supported this site and who try to make the scene a better place. “SJWS” are not “the real Nazis”. Please. Let’s do better. Support Black Flags Over Brooklyn in 2019, for starters. And we will take it from there, cool? See you on the other side of the calendar, kids.

 

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NWoAHM Memories: Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Chimaira (Photos)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:24 AM (PST)

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Listening to NPR discuss Massachusetts racial history today and the Jason Sokol book All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics From Boston To Brooklyn as I pull up the photos photographer Matt Slater graciously assembled for this live piece. Looking at Chimaira, Shadows Fall and God Forbid in metal splendor, I can’t help but feel like the better examples of geeks, thrashers and artists are ahead of the pack at times when it comes to acceptance. Shadows Fall’s greatest album, The Art Of Balance, has a title alone that is  good metaphor for the way to walk and interface with people in life. Hey, we all lose our heads sometimes ( remember when powerhouse drummer Jason Bittner yelled at Halestorm for the Grammy Win, hahah?)… But most of the time I think it is awesome we can have an underground that supports a diverse spectrum of people. When I’m at a show inclusiveness is second nature, though of course there are always some knuckleheads who just came to fuck shit up.

That said, I think overall the mark of metal core and NWoAHM is way more positive than negative. We’re going into a new Congressional period with people who don’t want to listen and want to obstruct. Scott Walker and other hobgoblins don’t care about workers, in my mind. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul or Rubio are as uneven, creepy and selective in memory as I am a fan of Kyuss. Bridgegate was appalling, NJ.  But in the underground we have a voice to help people and communities shook by Fegusson’s exposed wound! To cheer on when New York State chooses to improve definition of consent on college campuses! To just get out there and fucking rock and have a good time with OTHER PEOPLE! Look, it aint that all cops are bad or all black people are criminals. It’s about empathy for the suffering of other human beings.

Anyway, looking at these photos Slater gave us, I can’t help but feel pride and energized by what these bands gave us all. From energy to words to vision. Fuck off, haters. You aren’t constructive.

Click HERE for the shots.

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Fear Factory sign to Nuclear Blast, please use a real drummer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM (PST)

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FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected. The current line up of the band is expected to be on the release:

Burton C. Bell – Vocals
Dino Cazares – Guitars
Matt DeVries – Bass
Mike Heller – Drums

While I wish it was Christian and Raymond, like most fans, I like Matt and Mike. Though even Olde Wolbers just commented in a Blabbermouth Thread that: “The real line up would make too much sense.”

Click HERE for more.

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R.I.P. Chimaira

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:37 PM (PST)

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Chimaira are no more. Haters can step off, cuz these guys were around a long time and did some awesome stuff over the years. This sucks.

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Allegaeon premiere “Our Cosmic Casket” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM (PST)

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Colorado death metallers Allegaeon have posted a music video for their song “Our Cosmic Casket”.

“Our Cosmic Casket” comes from the band’s upcoming release Elements of the Infinite, which will be released on June 24 via Metal Blade Records.

Allegaeon will be heading out on The Artery Metal Tour this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger.

Check out the “Our Cosmic Casket” video as well as Allegaeon tour dates here.

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Allegaeon premiere new track “Threshold of Perception”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:01 PM (PST)

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Colorado death metallers Allegaeon have premiered a new track off of their forthcoming album.

The track, “Threshold of Perception” is off of Elements of the Infinite which due to be released June 24 via Metal Blade Records.

Guitarist Greg Burgess had this to say about the track:

“This song took me literally forever to “get right”. I give Joe Ferris loads of credit for putting up with my nitpicking on the intro. “I want that choir bigger in the D Major section!” We should’ve knocked up T-Shirts for that part. Dude took my crap midi sketch and made it come alive. Other than that this is a pretty straight forward thrash tune, with a few polyrhythms thrown in to drive Mike and Brandon nuts.”

You can stream “Threshold of Perception” here.

Allegaeon are going on tour in August with Chimaira, The Plot in You and Upon This Dawning.

You can check out the tour dates here.

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New music videos from Darkane, Týr and Chimaira

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:16 PM (PST)

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Hey kids. Some new video metal madness for ya, hot and fresh out the box. Who still watches videos? Metal fans (and people who all watched “Blurred Lines” for the nudity)!

ChimairaTýr and Darkane have all dropped some visual riff bombs for you that are all better than any stupid Super Bowl ads you might see in the near future.

Stay metal instead and click HERE to check em out.

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Chimaira have premiered “No Mercy” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM (PST)

Chimaira Ohioan metallers Chimaira have premiered the music video for their song “No Mercy” off of their album Crown of Phantoms which will be available on July 30.

Vocalist Mark Hunter had this to say of the music video:

“We are pumped to present the first official video for our new album ‘Crown of Phantoms.’ Directed by Cleveland native Patrick Finegan, ‘No Mercy’ is a ferocious, twisted, cerebral ride through hell and back. Enjoy the trip!”

Check out the video for “No Mercy” here.

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Chimaira announce headlining tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM (PST)

Chimaira Ohio metallers Chimaira have announced the Crown Of Phantoms tour.

They will headline the tour with support from Threat Signal, The Browning and Dark Sermon.

The tour will span 27 dates starting off in Springfield, Virginia on July 26 and wrapping up in Cleveland, Ohio on August 28.

Check out the tour dates and the music video for “All That’s Left Is Blood” here.

Crown of Phantoms will be unleashed on July 30th

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Whitechapel debuts ‘Devirgination Studies’ lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:03 PM (PST)

Whitechapel Tennessean death metallers Whitechapel, who are on the ‘Don’t Pray For Us’ tour with Asking Alexandria supporting their most recent, self-titled album, as well as the reissuing of their debut album The Somatic Defilement, have released a lyric video for their song ‘Devirgination Studies’.

Watch ‘Devirgination Studies’ over at Metal Insider.

Check out the rest of the ‘Don’t Pray For Us’ tour dates as well as the video for ‘I, Dementia’ here.

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Chimaira release video of entire Oxford concert

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6:02 AM (PST)

Chicago metalcore act Chimaira have released a multi-camera recording or their March 22, 2012 show in Oxford, England.  The performance was at Academy 2 and shot by Metalhead Media.  You can click right here to see the video.

Chimaira’s last release was 2011’s The Age of Hell on eOne Entertainment.

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Unearth and Chimaira announce U.S. tour

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:55 PM (PST)

Boston metalcore act, Unearth and Cleavland metalcore act, Chimira have announced they will be co-headlining on the Jägermeister tour.  The tour will last from November 16th through December 18th and they will be supported by Skeletonwitch and Molotov Solution.

To see the full tour schedule click here.

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Chimaira announce headline tour in support of “The Age of Hell”

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 1:03 PM (PST)

Chimaira Tour PosterHot off the heels of their newest album The Age of Hell, metalcore act Chimaira have announced a new headlining tour with Revocation, Impending Doom, and Rise to Remain.

The band recently posted their first video from the album and let fans stream the entire album, but now a tour is prepped for the masses to thrash their balls off.

Click here for the dates!

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Full Album Stream: Chimaira – “The Age Of Hell”

Posted by katstat on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM (PST)

Chimaira are streaming their new record, “The Age Of Hell,” in its entirety at AOL Music today in preparation of the record’s release tomorrow. Listen to “The Age Of Hell” in full here.

Chimaira will release “The Age Of Hell” in the US tomorrow, August 16, 2011 via eOne Entertainment. Words can’t express what it took to create this album. We hope you love it as much as we do. Turn it up loud, this is Chimaira at it’s finest. says frontman Mark Hunter.

The record will be released with a DVD containing an intimate in depth interview with the band as well. “The Age Of Hell” will be the band’s newest release since “The Infection” which was released in 2009.

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Ohio’s legendary metalcore veterans Chimaira show off their chops in the latest single from upcoming “The Age of Hell” with “Year of the Snake.” “Words can’t express what it took to create this album. We hope you love it as much as we do. Turn it up loud, this is Chimaira at it’s finest.” says frontman Mark Hunter.

“The Age of Hell” comes out next week on the 16thvia E1.

Click here for the video.

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