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Scott Kelly to tour Europe in early 2018 with John Judkins (Rwake)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2:46 PM (PST)


SCOTT KELLY of NEUROSIS announces a European solo tour for early 2018, where he’ll be accompanied by John Judkins of Rwake.

The tour will be supported by the release of a 7″ EP which captures the two artists performing at their show at White Water Tavern in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 3rd, 2017, during a US tour together. In selecting these two songs for the release, SCOTT KELLY offers, “we felt that they show the depth, emotion, and life that we are trying to bring to them.”

This limited edition live 7″ will be sold throughout the tour via My Proud Mountain, available in quantities of 200 on purple vinyl and 100 on black vinyl. A full overview of the dates can be found below.

See a new tour trailer by Chariot Of Black Moth HERE and the video of SCOTT KELLY performing NEUROSIS’ “Stones From The Sky” acoustic on the edge of Crater Lake with Revolver Magazine’s new No Distortion series HERE.

[photo by Danin Drahos]

Dates BELOW.

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Some notable late October heavy releases

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:55 PM (PST)

From the crunchy guitar and classic metal vocal power of Savage Messiah’s “Solar Corona” from Hands Of Fate to Bell Witch’s herculean Mirror Reaper to All Pigs Must Die’s latest audio attack to Gwar’s first record without Oderus, late October 2017 has some brilliant moments for the metal world to enjoy and argue over! Check out why we recommend this handful for you to purchase before November’s coming fire BELOW.

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Haiduk offers two free tracks from latest album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:38 PM (PST)

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Calgary-based thrash-laden blackened death metaller Haiduk is offering two tracks “Nergion” and “Nazon” for free off of his latest album Demonicon.

Luka Milojica (writer/producer) had this to say about the album:

“It’s a crusher! This album has some of my best riffs. I don’t waste my time, I don’t waste your time. This is true Haiduk the way it was meant to be: cold, evil, blasting arrangements featuring some unique guitar work. 9 songs, 9 demons, risen from the volcanic underworld of Octavia in the realm of Callost – a fantasy world setting, which serves as the basis for the map, lyrics, and short stories contained in the CD booklet.”

Check out the tracklist and album art for Demonicon and stream “Nazon” and “Nergion” here.

Church of Misery preparing to release new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM (PST)

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Tokyo doom pumellers Church of Misery are preparing to release  And Then There Were None.

And Then There Were None will be released on March 4 via Rise Above Records.

“Confessions of An Embittered Soul”, the album’s first single, is available via Decibel Magazine for streaming.

Check out the track list and cover art for And Then There Were None here.

Psychostick drop ‘Megaman’ music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 9:44 AM (PST)

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Arizona jokesters Psychostick have released a music video for their song “Megaman”.

“Megaman” is a parody of Heart’s “Magic Man” and pays tribute to the classic video game of the same name.

Psychostick will also be on tour with Soil, Beyond Threshold and Via in December.

Check out the video for “Megaman”, a free download link for the song and tour dates here.

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The Migration from Scale The Summit was arguably their most thrilling audio journey yet (though Carving Desert Canyons is still incredible). Now the band of progressive instrumental rockers are hitting the studio with Jamie King (Gospel Of The Witches, The Contortionist) to follow up The Migration. Expect a summer release from Prosthetic Records.

Additionally, STS has announced a line-up change for the new release, as drummer J.C. Bryant has joined the group. The band says, “We have parted ways with our drummer Pat Skeffington. Pat is a fantastic drummer and will be greatly missed. We wish him the absolute best in the future! Moving forward, we’d like to officially welcome J.C. Bryant as the new drummer for Scale The Summit. We just finished drum tracking for the new album this past weekend and can’t wait for everyone to hear the songs! Get excited!”

Studio footage HERE.

Bryant added, “I’ve known the Scale guys for years, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work alongside them in the creative process!”

I gotta say, despite the new Megadeth rumors I’d still rather listen to Scale The Summit at this point any day. Or solo Marty Friedman. In either case, Prosthetic Records has me covered!

Why Lana is more metal than most – “You’re fuckin’ crazy”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM (PST)

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Lana  Del Rey is really depressed like legit. Her new opus Ultraviolence is appropriate to post about today on Metal Riot, before her Rolling Stone cover gets hyper analyzed, not just because of the Kubrick associations it fills my head with but because she has bigger balls than most shit-rate metal bands (besides Cynic, Goatwhore and Agrimonia and stuff) . Lana is like Amy Winehouse in that because she is powerful in energy, and super famous, people completely forget she is a real human, which makes her able to wish for an out verbally and say she envies Winehouse’s eternal rest. I’d surmise. Sure, publicists are supposed to catch you and steer you clear of those type of moments, but the flipside of that is being overly shielded and protected in a bubble of denial and pampering/handlers that can lead to freakshow levels of death and despair down the road like sad tale of the true King Of Pop.

And this album Ultraviolence is amazing. “cruel world” is a heavy way to start an album. Lyrics in brief poetry style in album insert reminds me of Nirvana. : ). This is a huge and mature statement for her. The production is insane. She’s a boss. It is interesting…Cat Power started as soft and introspective Matador Records girl hermit with bangs indie rock and Chan has evolved to Sun, which was an amazing album with dancey beats and outdoorsy feel, ala “Cherokee”…but Lana has always had this exposed and dreamy quality and bare-take it or leave it-honesty. which is seen as bold by some people, but then they beat her up for being more timid on stage initially (lately she’s been coming out of her shell more). The SNL critics on her were wayyy to harsh. God, if I’d been judged that much by a single performance as a singer the last 20 years of my life…there’s many I’d dread to be chosen over the good one’s out there. I’m listening to “Brooklyn Baby” right now… beat is dope. Very Brooklyn, hahaha.

I think this record sounds like she learned from the production mistakes or triumphs the Stones made between the early 70’s to 90’s and she like, found that sweet spot between retro and modern. It’s very international but also deeply personal. It ssssSHOWS that Lana is perfect instance of an artist who is fragile enough that we need to control the conversation from the sickos. It isn’t fair for everyone to say she has a deathwish, but fair Frances Bean Cobain was concerned, with her own background.

This TMZ shit from media sucks though.

Like the national discourse on the Chris Brown domestic violence scandal, grossly off course. Mugshots of battered women shouldn’t be treated as memes.

A dark angel asked me, “WHO THE FUCK HASNT SAID THEY WISHED THEY WERE DEAD?”

“That’s not what this bitch wants”… (we hope)

Click HERE to read more.

Inanimate Existence premiere “The Rune of Destruction”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:24 PM (PST)

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California tech-death slammers Inanimate Existence have released a music video for their song “The Rune of Destruction”.

“The Rune of Destruction” comes off the band’s recently released album A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement, which was released earlier this year via Unique Leader Records.

Check out the video for “The Rune of Destruction” here.

Show Review: The Vans Warped Tour 2014

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:09 PM (PST)

WT Punk rock summer camp…wasn’t so punk rock. The Vans Warped Tour rolled into town on June 20th in Pomona, CA. The Warped Tour line up this year is made up of heavier bands, but punk bands? Not so much. (I’m not complaining).

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Interview: To Write Love On Her Arms – Beyond the Blog

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:56 PM (PST)

TWLOHA pic This interview is a tad different from our normal interviews. Instead of interviewing a band member, we decided to interview an organization that has an impact on band members, fans of all music genres, and people of all ages. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jason Blades of the now infamous non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms.

We discussed the journey that has been TWLOHA throughout the years and the future of the organization.

To read more, click here.

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In recent times whenever a new release from Greek masters of the dark arts Septicflesh hits stores, you know you are in for probably the most ambitious thing you’ll hear all year. 2014 is no different, with their new Prosthetic Records masterwork Titan a strong contender already for album of the year.

Mixed and mastered by ex-Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Madder, it is a journey of unimaginable highs and lows that I could scarce do justice with a feeble description. “Dogma” is my favorite track, an onslaught of chilling proportions and vast space with amazing brass work and huge guitars roaring over abyssal depths.

The 4th behind the scenes video features great quotes from the band on getting the most blackened guitars possible, plus footage of them working with a children’s choir and their compatriots in the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. This is the real deal on every level, a titan of a record for certain. And as the footage points out, man was first made wise by a Titan, Prometheus.

Pick up a copy of  Titan on 2CD Digipak (featuring an extra disc of five orchestral bonus tracks) or Gatefold 2LP from the band at one of their upcoming co-headlining shows throughout North America with Fleshgod Apocalypse, or from the Prosthetic webstore HERE. Digital downloads are also available now via iTunes (Standard / Deluxe) and Amazon MP3 (Standard/Deluxe).

Click HERE to be engrossed in the behind the scenes footage.

Interview: Youth In Revolt – Positive Messages

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM (PST)

YIR I had the chance to speak with True Arahil of Youth In Revolt a few days ago. We caught up on the band’s upcoming EP Love is A Liar’s Game which is due out June 17th and their positive  message for their fans.

To listen to the interview click here.  

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Baby, quit your cryin’…

Much has been said about the cause of death of the top Scumdog due to a heroin overdose in recent hours, but let’s face it…the obvious truth is Oderus thought it’d be a miracle if he made it to 50. And he did. Then what?

GWAR is eternal!

Well the wheels keep rolling
And another signpost gone
Baby can’t you hear me calling
Like a sad whale song [X2]
Sad whale baby

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Mastodon

Georgia metal band Mastodon have announced the name of their upcoming album which is set for release later on this year. The album will be titled Once More Around the Sun.

To read comments by bassist Troy Sanders Click here:

Once More Around the Sun is the bands sixth studio album and a follow-up to their 2011 September release The Hunter. The album will contain 15 songs and was produced by producer Nick Raskulinecz.

Stoneburner announce US tour dates

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:27 PM (PST)

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Portland Sludgers Stoneburner have announced some west coast dates.

The tour will be a precursor to the the release of the band’s album Life Drawing (Neurot Recordings).

Life Drawing is expected to have a spring release.

Check out comments from the band and the dates here.

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