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RIP Marsha Zazula of Megaforce Records

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 12:55 PM (PST)

The entire world of metal and rock owes Marsha Zazula a debt of gratitude for co-founding Megaforce Records in the early 80’s with Jon Zazula. The label helped launch Metallica into the stratosphere and advance thrash metal much further into mainstream consciousness, where it has arguably remained the most popular form of metal for all time.

Megaforce of course has also helped with records by Anthrax, Bad Brains, Raven, Overkill, Patti Rothberg and so many more terrific and legendary artists.

Marsha has passed at the age of 68 from cancer. While I never got the chance to talk to her I do know Rikki and on behalf of Metal Riot want to send her and all of Marsha’s loved ones and friends our most heartfelt condolences and eternal thankful horns up high for her help making metal the best genre ever.

Sweden’s SOILWORK have never gone along with trends and have always charted their own course. Sure, the band has elements of melodic and extreme metal as well as even progressive at times but they really dance to the beat of their own passionate drum and have for years regardless of who is involved. Order the group’s ‘most ambitious and pretentious’ new EP here.

Today marks a huge moment for the band creatively as they release a very lengthy epic song and quirky mythical fish out of water themed video for “A Whisp Of The Atlantic”. It is very cool to see the band taking some risks and detours and many passages of the song are simply brilliant. They have so much good material at this point it is almost impossible to fathom, but nonetheless we are still blessed with even more growth and power from these prolific metal staples.

Hello friends.
Lot to be stoked about for 2018 already from new Clutch album being started to Watain to American Nightmare returning to Judas Priest and new stuff from Agrimonia. I have been dealing with psycho land lord bullshit and my parent’s house facing foreclosure as well as helping Globelamp make her witchy new emo folk album Romantic Cancer (out in early 2018, deets announced soon). It has been an interesting ‘press break’ after the holidays, but we are indeed back. Anyway, throwing up a press release today as am pressed for time but want to get you all stoked on a sick pairing of the APMD homies and fucking Baptists! Killer energy to start the year with charged up and on fire! Let’s do this.
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In support of their monstrous 2017-released Hostage Animal, ALL PIGS MUST DIE has announced a string of West Coast shows in support of the album. These shows follow the band’s East Coast record release mini-tour which closed out the year, and mark their anticipated return to the West Coast in five years. With Vancouver-based labelmates Baptists on the lineup as well, this will be a tour not to miss. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 8th at 10am in each respective market; see the full routing below.


ALL PIGS MUST DIE, now a five-piece with the addition of Brian Izzi (Trap Them) on guitar, is comprised of some of the most well-seasoned musicians on the eastern seaboard – Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods, and Adam Wentworth (both of Bloodhorse).Hostage Animal is their most dynamic collection of work thus far and is an aural representation of the band as a whole; concise, intense, aggressive, and carrying a bleak world view. Available now from Southern Lord, Hostage Animal showcases that ALL PIGS MUST DIE is far more than the sum of their parts, and their fusion of crust punk, hardcore, and metal is more ferocious than ever before.


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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 Y Evans - Walking Bombs 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)


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)


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)


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.


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!

Inanimate Existence premiere “The Rune of Destruction”

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


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).

Click here to read more.

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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.


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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