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STEVE MOORE (Zombi) returns with another hypnotizing new score for the acclaimed action/horror film Mayhem, starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja). A veritable portrait of shock and dread across seventy-plus minutes of analog synth tension, STEVE MOORE methodically crafts pulsating rhythms and penetrating arpeggios that constrict the listener into a deep sense of aural anxiety. With four soundtracks under his belt, STEVE MOORE is quickly becoming one of the most sought out synth composers in the horror realm and Mayhem is the ultimate demonstration of his unquestionable mastery of the style.

Hear Mayhem’s opening track “Welcome To TSC” now Below or via YouTube AT THIS LOCATION.

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Igorrr European Tour dates, live footage from Dour Festival

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:39 AM (PST)

Igorrr– the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – certainly made one of the greatest, zaniest and most inspired albums of the year with Savage Sinusoid. Now you can witness the band’s delightful array of various insanities live as they are setting out on a European tour, or watch new footage of their recent performance at the Dour Festival.

Gautier Serre comments: “We’re very excited to take the road for almost two months and to play this music all over Europe. Performing this music provokes always very interesting reactions – some people get it, others don’t. While we are deep into it with the band, it’s going to be a strong experience for sure.” 

Nitrus Oxide is not included but we do have dates and live footage BELOW.

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Clear the way: Prophets Of Rage debut out today

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST)

We’ve been keeping you posted on Prophets Of Rage news as things led up to today’s release day for months. Let’s admit that politically engaged music is vital in these times and anyone who says otherwise is painfully out of touch. Be sure to pick up a copy today as this is important stuff and also grooves hard, of course. Chuck and Tom were great on The Daily Show the other night (watch here if you missed it). Clear the way!

#unfucktheworld

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Gemini Syndrome Welcomes aboard MEEGS RASCÕN (Coal Chamber)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:11 PM (PST)

Meegs from Coal Chamber has joined talented melodic hard/groove rockers Gemini Syndrome. I feel like it is gonna be a good fit.

Speaking about the addition of Meegs to the band, Brian Medina (drums) shares, “We couldn’t be more pleased to bring Meegs into the Gemini Syndrome Family. He is such a creative and innovative musician, and one of my most trusted and closest friends on this Earth. He’s been here since the inception of Gemini Syndrome, and it’s great to bring someone who is already family into the fold.”

Fans can purchase VIP packages for Gemini Syndrome’s “Brought To Light” tour, which include an exclusive acoustic performance HERE.

 

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Hey. Morgan from Metal Riot/Walking Bombs here with a cover song for you today. I want to thank you all for your own lives, for the ways you enrichen mine and for the times we can manage to remember one another’s goodness after distance grows.

In a time when the most toxic and defensive people attack others as “triggered snowflakes” while pushing for the same old same old white supremacy and kleptocratic patriarchy under the extremely fake guise of “shaking up the system”, when unrepentant and hurtful people with no desire to truly communicate gaslight society (remember kids- saying nazis are actually socialist is like saying GOP is still the party of Lincoln), when civil rights are threatened, when love is laughed at but the hard choice of physical resistance to violent fascism is also condemned, sensitive artists and souls or people with PTSD can really struggle. When we do make mistakes it is even harder to forgive ourselves. The waters are churning too much, like a blender that never shuts off and has no lid but somehow you are expected to keep the contents inside when everyone else is rewarded for being unplugged or complacent, even as they have no current flowing through their hearts.

Anyway, I wanted to send love to Scott from Neurosis, especially Sinead O’Connor and others alive and still with us trying to bravely battle stigma and depression in this climate. Or activists like Bree Newsome or Talib Kweli who put so much out there on the front lines of activism every day. Or people who were too exhausted to go on like Chester or Chris or Scott Weiland or any of the greats we have lost. Even Prince or MJ who gave so much but had a curated existence just to function on the cosmic frequency they did.

I love people but have a hard time with crowds anymore. Not to say I am an empath, necessarily…but when you have had bad experiences and are suspicious or scan for danger to survive or have had trust completely broken, when you sabotage yourself….your spider sense is often tingling. I love people but it can be so draining. And I need a lot of alone time society doesn’t always allow for unless you really have cash. Even monitoring it is easy to spiral for some of us.

I went today to a place I almost took my own life a few years ago. I wanted to send some light and loving energy out from that spot to remind how crucial communication (when possible) and room for healing are. I have a long semi-coherent intro, but I covered Sinead’s bittersweet “Last Day Of Our Acquaintance”  for anyone who has had relationships or friendships or their own personal aura clouded by struggles with depression. I have so much respect for people like Hether Fortune who talks online sometimes about the benefits of therapy or Christopher Stroop who is doing #emptythepews work to combat Evangelical societal abuse or other artists who try to stay engaged with social issues even when it is very taxing. I do it myself so much I exhaust myself and it is so important to also practice self care, especially for artists as well who often feel we have to be raw or on edge to be AUTHENTIC. Sometimes it is enough to function, honeys.

And as for forgiveness, some relationships don’t get fixed. Or sometimes in wider society we have situations, like with emboldened hate groups in the streets- where the option of forgiveness has to be in God’s hands because if you don’t act the motherfuckers will run over a girl or some kind of actual catastrophe will arise, but other times in this life a gentle word or listening CAN sometimes turn the tide.

May the road rise to meet all (er, most) of you. We have some healthy if not always easy discussions about what is problematic and what is helpful or good to keep alive in our scene right now. While I hope we can allow room for expression I also hope it is not just for the sake of itself and we can keep things actually growing productively, whether towards healing through art, helping one another with some hardcore scene style positive encouragement or trying on one another’s shoes wherever situations still allow safe room to do so.

And some people will give up on you, but you can’t give up on yourself. Actually, scratch that…you aren’t always bad just because you perhaps break after all.

Went a place I almost took my life few years back (I had wanted to die where I had good memories even though I was so low). Here is A cover song and thoughts on depression and thanks / prayers and best wishes for Scott Kelly, Supporting Sinéad Oconnor , Chris Cornell, Linkin Park and various lost lives and lovers. Xo. Do your best, darlings.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Rosetta return with new full length “Utopioid”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 9:22 PM (PST)

Rosetta have consistently done interesting things, a band who have set themselves apart from a lot of trend followers in the scene to pursue less well worn paths with the same sense of wonder that makes records by, say, Boris, Kayo Dot or Russian Circles always a discovery more than a “genre based purchase”. They seem to operate strictly on their own terms, as indeed Rosetta began recording the new album as recently as late June , skipped a pre-order and will sell the digital album on a pay-what-you-want model, with more information to come about physical releases at a later date.

The Philly music community often blows me away with a sense that many of the musicians and venues really defend artistry and community over bullshit. I’d also recommend the killer End Christian release (with an insanely cool cast of characters involved) as another fresh record from the area to enjoy alongside this one. Utopioid is a wonderful play on words and makes me think of how we are drawn into so many empty promises in life that weaken us instead of focusing on building a better world together. I have no idea if that was what the band was implying as I am literally listening to this album for the first time at close to 1 am as I type this, but it certainly is already as compelling and full of melodic twists and harsh turns as their other cinematic sounding releases. Kudos!

 

Utopioid is here. We hope you enjoy it.

Posted by Rosetta on Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Prophets Of Rage release official “Radical Eyes” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:27 PM (PST)

Prophets Of Rage, the super groovin’ super group featuring RATM, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill members, have released a video for planned album opener “Radical Eyes”. It features some footage of recent protests as well as historical and sadly not so historical racist hate groups and deceitful, bigoted talking heads and politicians who pretty much all explode, hahaha.

The track is taken from PROPHETS OF RAGE’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on September 15 via Fantasy Records. The disc was recorded with legendary rock producer Brendan O’Brien (Audioslave, King’s X, Stone Temple Pilots) and as a result features the signature huge rock sound he is known for capturing so well paired with charged up performances by a band inspired to take out the trash and suckers who believed the hype and latched on to Trump’s con like gullible babies looking for a sweet teat to solve all their problems. Maybe you should learn about automation and stop believing there is ever gonna be a segregated world when the entire world is very diverse, you stupid entitled right wing dummkopfs.

Fun fact, did you know the eclipse staring far from actually alpha fast food scarfing moron in chief already has burned through the secret service budget from golfing in his whale ass khakis? Maybe they will stop doing their job like Trump told them to for Clinton, who knows. This is a capitalist society, right?

Check the clip out HERE.

 

 

 

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Prophets Of Rage release “Radical Eyes”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST)

Prophets Of Rage featuring Public Enemy, RATM and Cypress Hill members have released another new single from their pending September 15th very anticipated Earth mover. I’m liking this one “Radical Eyes” a bit more than last single “Living On The 110”. Brad’s pocket/shuffle beat are dope and Chuck D is real strong on this one pointing out the idiocy of the alt-right’s attempt to paint anyone with a semblance of sanity as an extremist.

“The Western world has created biased structures and stereotypes. Opposing viewpoints and movements are seen as radical rather than diversity. ‘Radical Eyes’ is the lens everything is viewed through, any life movement in opposition is considered radicalized.”

– Chuck D

‘Make America great again. Turn back the clock to a time when privileges of whiteness were supreme and unassailable, misogyny was simply viewed as an extension of masculinity, women got back-alley abortions and worked for partial wages, coal was king and global warming was purely academic, and trans people weren’t in our bathrooms or barracks. The good old days.’ – Charles M. Blow in The New York Times

Shout out to DJ Lord for retweeting a Maxine Waters tweet I posted the other day, btw. That made me stoked.

I for one am stoked as heck for this record. I can’t believe the racist bullshit STILL festering in this country. When I was a kid my friends and I didn’t give a fuck what color or gender or sexuality a band was as long as their music was dope, be it Living Colour or L7 or Pansy Division. That’s part of why when people talk shit on RHCP for being famous now it is like ,” get a grip.” You know how many white ass people the Chili Peps got to appreciate P-Funk?

Anyway, turn this shit up!

 

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Check out a preview of “The Devil In I’ and some other clips from Slipknot‘s forthcoming Day Of The Gusano movie HERE. Even though the clips are brief it looks like they got some incredible footage and the sound quality is excellent.

‘A new SLIPKNOT documentary brought to you by MusicScreen will be premiered in more than a thousand screens across the world as a one-night-only cinematic spectacle on September 6.

Directed by SLIPKNOT‘s own M. Shawn Crahan, a.k.a. Clown“Day Of The Gusano” documents the Iowa band’s first-ever visit to Mexico in December 2015 and features exclusive interviews with SLIPKNOT‘s members talking about the importance of their fanbase and the band’s long-awaited first-ever show in Mexico City.’

 

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I’ve been on Linkin Park‘s fan club mailing list a long time now and they always treat the fans very well over there. Today they collectively eased a small amount of a lot of sorrow by sharing a heartfelt memorial letter for vocalist and friend Chester Bennington, who died by suicide last week.

Dear Chester,

Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.

You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.

Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.

Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.

Until we see you again,

LP

Visit Chester.LinkinPark.com

#RIPChester

Call 1-800-273-8255
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Chester Bennington dies at age 41

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 3:04 PM (PST)

Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41. The cause of death is currently being reported as a suicide. This news comes just over two months after news broke that Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had committed suicide.

Chester was the lead singer of Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise (and released an EP with Stone Temple Pilots).

I’ve been a Linkin Park fan for a decade. I, like many people my age, started listening to them in middle and high school. By the time I was a freshman in high school my three favorite albums by Linkin Park had already been released. The summer after my sophomore year of high school I listened to “We Made It” incessantly.

Unlike with some other bands and musicians I like and listen to, I don’t know anything about the personal life of Chester or any of the members of Linkin Park, save for what I’ve learned listening to their music. What I do know is that despite the people who mocked me for liking Linkin Park’s music, it helped me at some of the toughest and angstiest moments of my life. First introduced to the band via a mix CD my cousin had, I eventually went out and bought Meteora, Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight.

When I was 14, 15, 16 years old and the world felt like shit, and my life felt like shit, and I lived in the middle of nowhere and it didn’t often feel like I had much more than the hand-me-down 5-CD changer on my dresser, I could put on an album like Hybrid Theory and either turn it up to speaker-busting volumes and just thrash as hard as I could, or turn it down and lay in bed and let Chester’s voice wash over me.

The music that Chester made with Linkin Park was music that made a difference for my mental health. That still does make a difference for my mental health. Listening to songs like “One Step Closer,” “Crawling,” and “A Place For My Head” showed me that it’s okay to struggle, that it’s okay to be frustrated, it’s okay to be unsure of yourself, it’s okay to stumble. I would listen to “A Place For My Head” and wait for Chester to start, real low and quiet, to sing, “You try to take the best of me // Go away” and I would think about the people who had outed me in middle school, I thought about the people who called me a faggot,  I thought about the kids who would ask me on the bus if I was a boy or a girl, and through Chester, I would yell at them to go away, without ever opening my mouth.

There’s always been a lot of fun to be had at the expense of Linkin Park fans, as if the band appealed to some kind of lowest common denominator. The truth is that there is an ignorance around mental health. There is an ignorance around the depression and anxiety that Linkin Park fans attempted to treat with their copies of their  favorite Linkin Park albums. There is an ignorance of the depression that Chester tried to treat with every word he sang or screamed.

Hybrid Theory sold 30 million copies. 30 million people related to the struggles that Chester and co. were expressing on that album and in 17 years our conversations about mental health have been regrettably sparse. Unless someone kills themselves or someone else, we seem content to not talk about mental health. As long as the people around us seem fine when they’re around us, we seem content to not talk  about mental health. As long as it doesn’t affect us, we seem content to not not talk about mental health.

As someone who has lived with a diagnosis of depression for ten years and who also has anxiety and gender dysphoria, I have always tried to speak openly and honestly about my mental health, and I’ve always waited for the communities around me to talk about it.

For us here at Metal Riot, our thoughts are with Chester’s family and friends today. Chester’s impact will not be forgotten, and hopefully we can honor his memory by striving to always be as open and candid as he was in his music.

If you or a loved one is considering suicide, please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Don’t miss the Raven Black Hex O’Clock Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:51 PM (PST)

LA based Alternative Metal Band Raven Black hit the road for their Hex O’Clock Tour. It launched July 8th in Guadalajara, MX, and next the tour winds through the Midwest and up the East Coast before finishing up in Las Vegas, NV. This band is spooky, fun and theatrical.

Dates BELOW.

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Stone Sour release “Hydrograd”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:30 PM (PST)

Arguably the biggest rock record of the Summer has arrived! Pick up Stone Sour‘s new Hydrograd HERE today. It has been a lot of fun to see this band grow as a more and more unique entity of their own over the years, creating compelling songs with huge hooks that truly show a belief in hard rock, balladry or whatever the heck they do. Cheers. That cover art REALLY reminds me of Boysetsfire’s great Tomorrow Come Today record, but the bands are of course very different.

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L.A. electronic/nu hard glam rockers 9Electric will share the stage with OTEP for the final stage of The Resistance World Tour. The Convalescence of course recently had problems with Otep and are no longer part of the tour but on a personal level Otep has always been super awesome, articulate and chill with us over here at Metal Riot. While we have of course never toured with her we know lots of bands who have and it is def the minority who have ever bitched about her. For the record, it is hard to imagine a person who helped me come out as bi and who has given some of the more succinct and real interviews I’ve ever gotten to be a part of as so unreasonable to work with.

Anyway, keeping it posi…the remaining dates with 9Electric are sure to be fun for those attending. Check out “The Damaged Ones” below. Kind of reminds me of a cross between Opiate For The Masses, Sixx:A.M. and Adema.

Speaking about joining Otep on their remaining US tour dates, 9Electric frontman Ron “Thunderwood” comments, “9Electric is so stoked to join Otep on their Resistance Tour!  Here’s a scene comprised not simply of music fans, but fans of something deeper – fans of art, and fans of an unflinching quest for self-realization. Otep inspires people the way all great artists should, and 9E can’t wait to contribute to this scene.”

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Candiria’s full 2017 Hellfest Open Air Festival set online now

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 3:29 PM (PST)

Candiria have been pretty much my favorite live act for a long time. The current line-up just played Hellfest Open Air Festival in Clisson, France and pro footage has surfaced online HERE! Expect many favorites (including a really dope version of “Blood”) and rest assured Carley can still do those signature jump spins! This is a really top notch set all around. US fans can catch the quintessential NYC urban fusion pioneers all summer on Warped Tour along with other cool acts like War On Women, Sick Of It All, Gwar and Neck Deep.

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