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The Atlas Moth to tour with Mustard Gas & Roses

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 5:25 PM (PST)

What can we say that hasn’t been said already about Chicago’s harshly imaginative noise makers THE ATLAS MOTH?

It is no secret we love the bastards and that you may have indeed seen their faces on various FBI Most Wanted lists around the country…but in reality they have just been plotting their latest rock n’ roll itinerary, not some bank heist.

The Atlas Moth have new tour dates announced with special guests Mustard Gas & Roses and will also share select dates with the natural born killers in He Whose Ox Is Gored. Fans can also expect special performance in Los Angeles at Resident DTLA with Of Feather & Bone on June 5th. Any of these shows is likely to be awesome as all the artists completely slay.

Released February 9, 2018 via Prosthetic Records, The Atlas Moth’s latest opus Coma Noir entered the Billboard charts at the following impressive positions and continues to draw praise from media and fans alike.

#24 Current Hard Music Albums
#24 Top New Artist Albums
#121 Top New Artist Albums Consumption

Produced by Sanford Parker (Eyehategod, Voivod), Coma Noir is perhaps both the bands most accessible and yet grim record yet. The band remain in a category all their own straddling extreme metal, psychedelic revelation and alternative rock’s barren corpse.

Tour dates below.

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Wayfarer announce new album details

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:09 PM (PST)

Denver black metal act WAYFARER has issued the cover art, track listing, and other details of their impending third LP, World’s Blood, nearing May release through Profound Lore Records. The band also announces new spring tour dates with the likes of Primitive Man, Krallice, Forn, and more.

A reflection of the Rocky Mountains and high plains of their native Colorado, WAYFARER tells a story that is uniquely American. Drawing influence as much from the dusty, dark Americana of the “Denver sound” and the scores of epic Westerns as they do the fury and melody of black metal, WAYFARER brings something original to the table with a sound that is at once aggressive and honest. Their third album World’s Blood paints a hallucinatory picture of the Western frontier, and the haunting presence of the blood in the soils from a culture lost to time.

WAYFARER recorded World’s Blood in the winter of early 2018 at The Thousand Caves in New York under the watchful production of Colin Marston. The cover displays an antique photograph by Edward S. Curtis taken in Montana in 1908.

Profound Lore will release World’s Blood on May 25th; audio samples, preorders, and more will be released in the weeks ahead.

More info and upcoming tour dates BELOW.

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Shadow Woods is back from the brink! After the original Maryland based property was sold, things looked bleak. Somehow the organizers pulled things back together and this looks to be the best year yet!

Shadow Woods is the Mid-Atlantic’s only open-air camping heavy metal gathering and runs from Thursday, September 20th through Saturday, September 22th in Purcellville, VA at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC).

For the fourth year, the festival will host over 40 of the underground’s leading bands, representing many genres and subgenres of heavy metal, folk, rock, experimental, and noise. “It was pretty clear from the positive feedback I received after the 2017 fest that festival goers did not want to see Shadow Woods end, even though our property in Maryland had been sold,” said Mary Spiro, fest founder. So without a venue or a confirmed lineup, I started quietly raising the funds to do a new fest via the contributions of past attendees. In January 2018, I was able to find an fantastic site to host the fest that was even better than what we had before. The lineup came together very quickly and I am extremely proud and excited to present these past favorites and new discoveries.” 

Imperial Trumphant, Cloak, Rozamov, Tombs, Xasthur, Destroyer Of Light, Hubris, Heavy Temple, Uada, Forest Of Legend and many more will play the festival over three days in September of 2018!



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Scientist killing it live (photo by Josh Dagenais)

Lara Noel McGlynn is the head organizer of Chicago Doomed And Stoned Festival, one of the funnest smaller underground niche extreme musical festivals of the year. We highly recommend you make the trip to Reggie’s in Chicago from June 1st-3rd. From some of the best bands in Chicago to like minded souls from around the country, this festival has a killer grouping of acts from Brume to Whores to The Skull to Scientist to Inter Arma and on and on.

It seems like only yesterday that Lara and I were completely shitfaced watching NIN, Soundgarden and Dillinger but now Dillinger is gone, Chris Cornell is dead and in hindsight I was so drunk I wish I remembered a lot more of that show! Anyway, Lara moved away from my area and has been kicking major ass in the metal scene supporting bands and so it was great to catch up with her and find out what is gonna make this festival super special and lit!

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Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches crowdfunding new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:58 PM (PST)

The art and music of Karyn Crisis has been more influential to me than most other performers by a long shot. I have been a fan of Karyn’s unique blend of soul dredging in pursuit of finding the light out of the darkness for several decades now. It pleases me greatly to tell our readers that Gospel Of The Witches, Karyn’s most recent musical act, is working on a second record. But they need our help, fam!

The new record will be entitled Covenant.

Says Karyn, “It’s been a long journey since we last connected during the release of
Salem’s Wounds. While our debut began as a crowdfunded album, and was successfully released with Century Media acting as the last campaign funder, the band is now label-less. Century Media was bought out by Sony and Sony dropped GOTW (Editor’s Note: Sony, you morons). We will fund this album ourselves, bit by bit. We will record drums in the spring and continue from there.”

Once again, Karyn will have handmade collectible items accompanying the release of Covenant.
Keep an eye on the band’s facebook page, website, and instagram for updates:, @gospelofthewitches,

Karyn Crisis' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES is now preparing their new album, "COVENANT" for studio. More details soon!

Posted by Gospel Of The Witches on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Who is getting stoked for Migration Fest?

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:28 PM (PST)

Migration Fest returns in 2018 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA.

Couch Slut, Mutilation Rites, Cloud Rat, Khemmis, Deadbird, Pelican, Spirit Adrift and many more! Yes, indeed…the event this year includes some of our fave current bands in the Underdark .

Tickets on sale now:

Check the bands out BELOW.

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Pre Emptive Feb 2018 Round Up: 4 fave albums of the month (Morgan)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 4:54 PM (PST)

Photo by Eric Tra

Who knows what I will be doing next week, but I already know my four favorite albums for February. Might as well post ’em since so busy right now mostly moving and arguing with NitwitTweeters (Nitweeters) on Twitter. These are my choices for my four favorite ragers of the month, which I am already looking ahead towards the end of.

Read up on them BELOW.

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photo by Kat Cade

“I really feel like it’s important to not perpetuate or enable toxic ideologies and attitudes when you see them…” – Beth (bass/vocals)

Cleveland, Ohio’s Pillärs have given the underground a real shot of adrenaline right out of the gate in 2018 with new release Abandoned. From to the battle cry d-beat attack of opener “Last Rites” to the eerie and solemn dirge of closer “Behind The Wall”, the eight tracks on the release defy apathy and display relentless chemistry between the band members . There is a real love for underground punk and metal here in most forms.

Released on Tape Haus cassette ( and self-released CD, this is one of the most buzzed about current records in extreme music circles.

It was our pleasure to check in with the band about touring new places, scene building, overcoming obstacles and personal goals for making the scene more inclusive and generally rad.

Check it out BELOW.

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Wow. I have loved The Atlas Moth since their first record, for sure one of the coolest and more inventive bands of the past decade’s recent wave of American experimental metal. It has been awesome getting to befriend Stavros and see his band’s star rise. Hearing Coma Noir today over at Revolver HERE is a huge thrill. The title track has moments that are so heavy I was like,” Is this Atlas The Gates?”, but the dudes haven’t gone straight melodeth something. There is still a ton of atmospheric melodic brilliance to the dark churning guitars and a sense of anarchic psychic agony and searching that always appealed to me about their shit.

Make no mistake though, a lot of this is the most rocking and heavy shit they have done to date. “Furious Gold” is desperate and feral but the playing is assured even as it hungers for blood. I think this one is gonna break them a lot bigger! The dudes knocked it out of the park for their Prosthetic debut and Sanford Parker fucking killed it on the production. Eberythng sounds insane and crisp but also dirty and unique. Tones to drool over galore (the end of “Last Transmission From The Late, Great Planet Earth” is as exciting as any melodic soaring moment from pre-super Alex Jones douchebag era Billy Corgan Pumpkins) and just a lot of awesome stuff to drift your mind outward 2. This is a total banger.

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January wrap-up: The 4 best albums of the month (Morgan)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 12:54 PM (PST)

So for 2018 my co-hort Jessica and I are gonna try and each give a montly recap of our own 4 fave records each month. Kind of keep you all abreast of what we have been digging as listeners besides our regular news posts and rants and raves. Check out her picks HERE.

Honestly I have mostly been listening to Reputation by Taylor Swift (and trying to help Globelamp and other Swifties get Taylor to fire her problematic asshole music video director Joseph Kahn for his incessant hatred of pit bulls that helps get dogs killed). I have also been rocking the new Andrew WK singles over and over and over to lift my spirits daily, hahaha. BUT the metal I have been digging has been decidedly fearsome.

Check out my top 4 of the month DOWN BELOW.

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Immortal Bird to begin first European tour with Moshpig this month

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:13 PM (PST)

I was just playing Immortal Bird the other day to sort of expand the horizons of someone ‘stuck’ in Converge and ETID land. Not that there is anything wrong with those acts – they are both super talented and awesome – but a lot of younger kids I know sort of get in to them and stop there. There is a whole wide world of heavy music waiting for you beyond the most popular acts!

Anyway, Immortal Bird are a big favorite here at Metal Riot – one of the most self-challenging and determined acts out there. They are now kicking off their first European tour! To our Euro readers…GO TO THIS!!! And of course check out their recent music HERE.

“It’s our first time touring Europe,” says vocalist Rae Amitay. “We’re going out with a super intense and fun French grindcore band, Moshpig, hitting four countries in two weeks, and a couple of the highlights will be the Damnation Prefest in Leeds and Bilbao Deathfest in Spain with Sete Star Sept, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Internal Suffering, and a bunch more. Very stoked to get out of the US for a minute!”

The tour starts October 21st and features French grindcore band Moshpig as well.

Dates BELOW.

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King Parrot announce UK headliner

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST)

Was listening to Locrian’s bleakly comforting “The Future Of Death” when some fresh thrashy news hit my inbox. The UK is cooler than we are in America and thus Australian rage-a-holics King Parrot can probably do a better proper headliner there. Let’s face it, a lot of Americans listen to hot garbage when not believing steaming horseshit.

“We’re excited to announce a headlining UK tour this November, in support of our new album, Ugly Produce”, states KING PARROT’s vocalist, Matt Young. The Australian thrash metal / grindcore band offered a positive update after the cancellation of their autumn European tour with Decapitated. KING PARROT will start the tour in Norwich, UK, on November 7th, shortly after the completion of their ongoing North American run with Superjoint and Devildriver.


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Tribulation to tour with Arch Enemy, studio update

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:10 PM (PST)

Dark conquerors of the imagination Tribulation (shit, that kind of rhymed in a semi-corny way and broke the spell, haha)…Um, rad as heck band of Swedish vampire deathlords Tribulation are in the studio AND also getting set to tour with Arch Enemy.

The band commented, “After tracking all the drums in the classic Soundtrade Studios we are now residing in Studio Cobra. It is a strange and wicked brew that we are currently concocting together with Martin Ehrencrona. 2018 will see the Vampyre return in a new form to usher in a new era of ventures and audible gloominess.”
TRIBULATION’s yet untitled fourth studio album is set to be released in January 2018. More information on the album will follow in the upcoming weeks.

In the meantime, TRIBULATION have been recently announced as support for Swedish metal giants Arch Enemy on the European leg of their “Will To Power” world tour!  “It is happening again!”, exclaimed the group, “We are returning to the road in conjunction with the release of our new album, first stop Europe with no other than ARCH ENEMY. See you all soon!” Full dates can be found below.

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King Parrot and Metal Hammer UK want you to “Disgrace Yourself”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:03 PM (PST)

King Parrot‘s Ugly Produce reminds me of some of the glorious tomfoolery of my bygone teenage years. You could see a Garbage Pail Kid card or a skanky Ugly Kid Joe sleeveless t-shirt and know whoever it belonged to was a “bad kid” and soon you would be hanging out with them and snorting Tang or shooting home made potato cannons at cop cars from the treeline by the road near school (I mean, hypothetically). The design aesthetic of their new amazingly titled Ugly Produce album, the new thrash album of choice for ugly ducklings everywhere, is certain to be iconic i years to come – if first mainly for those entrepreneurs who smoke weed out of home made apple pipes.

Seriously, if you find fault with this band for some reason you are probably a dick. It is like not liking Municipal Waste or 3 Inches Of Blood, just a loser position to take. They combine amazing metallic punk tinged anthems with comedy gold and a serious touring drive and are friggin’ Australian.

The Ugly Produce album is set to be released on September 22nd via Agonia Records in Europe (Housecore Records in North America and Rocket/EVP in Australia). Listen to their frenzied latest track “Disgrace Yourself” at this link:

After recording the previous album in the US, 2017 saw the band head back home to where it all began – recording their third full-length album with Blood Duster’s Jason PC, at the enigmatic Goatsound Studios. The mastering was done by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Studio (Sleep, High On Fire, Nails) in the US, while the cover artwork was created by Boyd Synnott and Simon Robins for GraphOrlock.

Commented by KING PARROT: “Ugly Produce reaches new heights in abrasive song-writing and serves up an odious pile of repulsive flavors you wouldn’t want to find on your local fruit and vegetable shelves. A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rock and it’s more caustic than ever”.


In addition, the band have Fall tour dates in Europe with friggin’ Decapitated, Venom Prison and Thy Disease. Check the dates out BELOW!

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Unsane “Sterilize” pre-orders from Southern Lord, new song.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:04 AM (PST)
The first audio insight into the new Sterilize album from legendary noise rock group UNSANE arrives today with the premiere of “Aberration.”


According to the band, “‘Aberration’ is classic UNSANE, raw and direct, it only took a couple of takes to lock it down. It’s essentially a ditty about the swirling thoughts that go through your head after being screwed over. I’m sure anyone can appropriate or relate it to their personal experiences.” 


Stream UNSANE’s “Aberration” HERE.

The track is taken from UNSANE‘s eighth studio album, and first for Southern Lord, Sterilize, set for release September 29th. UNSANE recently announced European tour dates in support of the album, taking place this October, and has just added a second hometown show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar in November.
“Aberration” is now available at Spotify HERE, iTunes HERE, and Apple Music HERE,
Southern Lord will release UNSANE’s Sterilize on September 29th; find physical preorders and merch at Southern Lord’s web shop HERE.


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