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BardSpec release “Gamma” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:36 PM (PST)

Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson’s project BardSpec has released a music video for the track “Gamma.”

“Gamma” comes off of BardSpec’s forthcoming album Hydrogen due out June 23 via Norse Music.

Comments Bjørnson of the band’s latest single:

‘Gamma’ is a meditation on the magic of science, or perhaps the science of magic. The mysteries of the atom and nuclear physics have fascinated me deeply as long as I can remember. Enlightened humans have known for thousands of years that the concept of ‘god’ dwells within the corporal being, and with the atom bomb the proof was definite…to me at least. As scientist in charge [American theoretical physicist and professor of physics Julius Robert] Oppenheimer said, watching the first test atom bomb go off: ‘I have become Shiva: Destroyer Of Worlds.’ The other aspect of radiation is its communicative powers; of carrying information over enormous distances. We learn things about the universe and its early days from watching bursts of Gamma Ray make its way through the universe. Musically speaking it is one of the heavier songs, which I managed to sneak in a little Sigur Ros tribute into as well.

Check out the video for “Gamma” here.

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Anciients to tour with Goatwhore

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:44 AM (PST)

Vancouver’s Anciients are an astounding act who wield extreme metal, a semi-melodic sludge ala Blood Mountain Mastodon’s heavier moments and more progressive or Tool-esque elements into their own can of wyrms. My favorite track from them “Pentacle” is a perfect introduction if you have never heard it.

The band’s 2016 effort Voice of the Void was quite worthy and gets the full Metal Riot seal of approval…which means I have head banged to it and spilled coffee on myself more than once at this point in my life, basically. Now the band are returning to America to back up the warriors of Goatwhore for a tour that shall yield utmost conquest, beyond a doubt!

Dates BELOW.

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Seven Spires to release “Solveig” August 4 via SAOL

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:51 PM (PST)

Boston metallers Seven Spires are preparing to release their latest album Solveig on August 4 via SAOL.

Fans of Seven Spires can get special versions of Solveig by donating to Seven Spires GoFundMe.

Check out “The Cabaret of Dreams” video as well as the tracklist and cover art for Solveig here.

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Myrkur reveals new album title

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:11 PM (PST)

Danish composer Myrkur announced that her new album will be titled Mareridt.

Mareridt is due out this fall via Relapse RecordsMareridt is the follow up to 2015’s M, which was Myrkur’s debut album.

Mareridt was produced between Seattle and Copenhagen by Randall Dunn who is known for his work with Marissa Nadler, Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, and Wolves In The Throne Room.

Stay tuned for the announcement of special guests appearing on Mareridt.

Editor’s Note: While we have really liked Myrkur’s music in the past and present, she did make some comments that were seen by some as Islamophobic in the recent past HERE. I know some very chill people who back her and others who now don’t. I did previously but then was on the fence after the comments came out. It would be nice if she would clarify her position, as I have not been able to find much clarification. It after all takes five seconds to say ,”I am against religious extremism, not inherently against one religion on principle.” Most religions have followers with varying degrees of nuance or with different interpretations of texts, after all. We have decided to publish this post for now due to the caliber and general integrity of some of the people she has worked with but it would be awesome if Amalie would put the issue to rest more thoroughly in our current world political climate. 

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-Steve Grimmett recorded a solo album, Personal Crisis, that was originally released in 2007 via Germany’s Metal Heaven Records.  The album never saw proper North American distribution. That will change on June 30, when Dissonance Productions makes this gem available for the English singer’s stateside fans.-

I’ve always thought that if there were to be a Mount Rushmore of Heavy Metal singers, Steve Grimmett would be one of the most deserving men to be a part of it. Think about it. He was a singer for bands like ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART, and of course, the legendary GRIM REAPER! You know, now that I think about it, I’m pretty offended that there isn’t a metal Mount Rushmore. Can we get a trending campaign going to raise awareness? #NotMyRushmore immediately springs to mind. (Editor’s Note: If Dio was on it as well we could sing “Man On The Rushmore Mountain”).

While we are awaiting our mountain, some great news has come to light. In 2007, Steve Grimmett recorded a solo album which got an extremely limited release. It sadly would never be seen on North American soil…until now. Well, by “now”, I mean June 30th, so there’s a little wait time left my little Drewgies. (Get it? I’m Drew, A Clockwork Orange, see what I did there? Yeah, ok… I’ll stop.) Once I learned of this news, to say I was pumped would be an understatement.

I grew up with the GRIM REAPER albums in my collection. Fuck, I opened this by saying Grimmett was on my personal metal singer Mount Rushmore. (The other 3 are Dickinson, Halford and indeed the mighty Dio if you’re wondering.) This man has had one of the greatest voices in metal and he’s still kicking ass with that god-like voice of his today. Don’t believe it? Buy last year’s GRIM REAPER album Walking In The Shadows.

As soon as I got my advance of the Personal Crisis  album re-issue, I began to assemble my team in my office (Johnnie Walker gold reserve and my dancing Groot plant), and together, we had one killer heavy metal happy hour, as this album is an unrelenting metal assault. A classic metal sound with killer riffs and Grimmett’s powerful voice on what may possibly be his best recording. There isn’t one weak moment on the album. Ian Nash [guitars], Richard Walker [bass], and Pete Newdeck [drums] created a perfect sound that really compliments Steve’s voice. Key Tracks – 1. Karma 2. Enemy (with guest vocals by Joanne Ruiz) 3. Fallen

Ozzy and Zakk reunite

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:41 PM (PST)

OZZY OSBOURNE AND ZAKK WYLDE SET TO REUNITE FOR 2017 TOUR

Rock fans rejoice!

For the first time in more than a decade, OZZY OSBOURNE and Zakk Wylde are together again.

Known as one of rock’s most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of OZZY headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14 (*see dates below). While they’ve performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark OZZY’s first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one OZZY & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA in October 2015.

OZZY and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (who OZZY describes as “a f***ing absolutely amazing guitar player”) joined OZZY’s band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on OZZY’s acclaimed BLACK RAIN album.

In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, OZZY’s band will include longtime collaborators Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards). OZZY’s tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” says OZZY OSBOURNE. “This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road.”

“I’m really looking forward to The HARDCORE POWAHLIFTING TRAINING SESSIONS with OZZY as well as playing music in between sets of HEAVY SQUATS, BENCHING and DEADLIFTS,” Zakk Wylde adds.

Next up for OZZY: prepping for a new solo album for 2018 on Epic.

OZZY’s initial 2017 tour dates are as BELOW.

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Doyle and Davey Suicide Touring

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:21 AM (PST)

Breaking News: The ghoulish masses of the rock n’ roll sex sewers convulsed in orgiastic glory when it was revealed that Doyle of The Misfits is bringing his beastly solo band on a US Tour with cult warrior Davey Suicide and his pack of snarling hounds. These bands will not be kept down and continue to rise from various “graves” to slay again and again!

The Abominate The World Tour 2017 is gonna be loud, gory and juicy! Launching June 1st in Raleigh, NC, the tour will wind south into Florida and Louisiana, then into California before heading East to finish in Niagra Falls, NY. And trust us, your tears will flow like Niagra Falls if you miss this one, kapisch?!!

Dates and ticket buy link BELOW!

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Thy Will Be Done have been a top notch live act for years, a band who deserve just as much recognition as NWOAHM bands like Lamb Of God, God Forbid or Shadows Fall (the last two don’t play anymore, of course) as total stage slayers. TWBD have a recent song “Breath Of Light” out and are set to finally return to the stage on April 28th. We are so psyched for the dudes and wanted to throw some horns up in their direction and J. Costa was kind enough to respond to our inquiry about how it feels to be nearly back after drummer Jay Waterman’s heart issues.

“It’s overwhelmingly emotional and exciting to be on the cusp of returning to the stage with our drummer; who got the green-light from his cardiologist, back behind the kit where he loves to be, and a new lead guitarist added to the fold. It’s been an arduous couple years, but we’re ready to shake the Earth and roll out the thunder!” – J.Costa

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Iced Earth reveal cover art for new record

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:02 AM (PST)

Iced Earth have revealed the artwork to next record Incorruptible, a fitting title for a band who refuse to be anything less than metal to the grave. Dystopia by Iced Earth shoulda won a Grammy and pretty sure they had that album name first Mega Dave. Anyway, this one follows the also excellent Plagues Of Babylon and is going to be the great Stu Block’s third proper record with the band, so we are thrilled for the dudes that it continues to pan out.

From the band’s official Facebook:

Surprise everyone!! Iced Earth doesn’t follow the rules, they told us tomorrow, we said let’s give it to the fans now!!
Here is the new cover art for “Incorruptible” – OUT JUNE 16th WORLDWIDE !!
Pre order info and various formats released here on Monday !!
#IcedEarth #Incorruptible
Artwork by David Newman-Stump and Roy Young

Tracklisting and format details BELOW.

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KNAC coming back to the airwaves

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 4:01 PM (PST)

After more than 20 years of anticipation and recent reports of Ted Pritchard (best known by the nicknames Thrasher and Thrashpie) mentioning the possibility of returning to the radio industry, a spokesperson has revealed that the long-defunct legendary radio station KNAC Pure Rock will return to terrestrial radio in Los Angeles, California later this year.

The spokesperson, who declined to reveal his name, said, “I know many fans have been waiting over 20 years for this. I know I have. It’s about time we give a younger generation of metal fans what they deserve”. Although the spokesperson said that it’s unlikely the revamped KNAC will return to its original frequency 105.5-FM, it will “definitely be an all-metal and hard rock radio station just like the old KNAC”, playing music from classic bands like Black Sabbath to Metallica to White Zombie to today’s music like Ghost and Steel Panther. For more info and updates on the upcoming return of KNAC-FM, go here.

KNAC signed off before 2PM on February 15th, 1995, ending it with Metallica’s “Fade to Black”, and it was replaced by the Spanish-language format KBUE (Que Buena). KNAC was resurrected in 1998 as the internet radio station KNAC.com, which still exists to this day.

UPDATE: This was an April Fool’s joke. We owe those (including KNAC fans) who have been waiting for years for the return of KNAC as an FM station our sincere apology.

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We know, we know…fuck us…we missed record store day. For us tired and bleached of
life force music fans, journalists and metal soldiers, every day is basically
record store day (just without any discounts and you have to hunt for special
releases).

We hereby make up to you (oh, sisters and brothers of metal) our momentary
guard post nap by providing you with some everyday metal nourishment/fuel/streams and pre-orders we are stoked on. Enjoy this soul food for thought for the coming weeks.

In no particular order, we present ten little Impish delights for your
bleeding ears and imagination’s kindling.

Read more below.

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Celestial Ruin premiere “Sense of Exile”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:10 PM (PST)

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Vancouver symphonic rockers Celestial Ruin have released their latest song “Sense of Exile”.

“Sense of Exile” comes off the bands upcoming EP Pandora coming out May 20.

Check out “Sense of Exile” and Celestial Ruin tour dates here.

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Judas Priest’s ‘Turbo’ turns 30!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 4:58 PM (PST)

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Turbo turns 30 on April 14! In commemoration of this – a foray by Judas Priest into Glam Metal, I took a look back at the album to see how it holds up after all of these years.

Ten years after Sad Wings of Destiny Judas Priest had really come into their own sound as any owner of a Judas Priest greatest hits collection or any ‘80s metal will understand.

Whereas Sad Wings of Destiny was seen as straight heavy metal, Turbo is seen to have glam metal influences.

Check out the full retrospective on the album here.

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Baroness release “Shock Me” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 9:25 AM (PST)

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Baroness remain super skilled at creating a certain escapism that nonetheless makes you feel all your aches, pains and hard won victories. There is emotional resonance in their material that far and away rings more bells than, say, blood gargling black metal under a moldy rock.

“Shock Me” from Purple now has a fitting video, directed by Don Tyler and John Baizley with art direction by Karen Jerzyk. It’s a lot more interesting than the live studio “Chlorine & Wine” video, which is such a powerful tune that could’ve benefited from the aesthetic play and colorful pseudo-expressionism that sprouts wonderful seeds in this new clip effectively.

Not to mention, even by high Baroness standards this tune has not only a memorable chorus but a serious burner of a guitar solo.

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Slammin’ Thru announce ‘Things To Come’ release date

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:29 PM (PST)

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Spanish metallers Slammin’ Thru have announced the release date for their forthcoming album Things To Come.

Things To Come will be released on April 15 via Suspiria Records.

You can check out the band’s 2013 EP Disguised Queen here.

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