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August 2018 Round Up: 4 Fave Albums (MYE)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PST)

Hey everyone. August has been an amazing month, political upheaval, a family reunion, a bunch of gigs for myself and my gf and lots of great new of music to remind us that the underground is alive. Even bigger rock has had some good stuff going on, enthusiasm carrying things along through the highs and lows of the year. It is cool that bands like Nonpoint, Alice In Chians and Clutch all have strong and meaningful new albums this year even as the new blood coughs up fresh talent. There is hope, y’all. We gotta buckle down and see each other through all this.

Let’s start with some jams. I liked the following four records this month the best…

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Deftones have cooked up a kick ass festival concept with the first annual Dia De Los Deftones. The event is on the way with food, beverage and music on November 3 at Petco Park at the Park in San Diego, California. All-ages lineup includes Future, Mike Shinoda (of LINKIN PARK), local legends ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, H09909, DOJA CAT, VOWW and VEIN.

Dia De Los Deftones goes on sale Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $75 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com. Presale opportunities will be available on Tuesday, July 17 starting at 10 a.m PST.

I found out through the homies Vowws IG page, one of my favorite bands. Listening to the brilliant industrial post pop scrawl crawl of “Charm and Demand” right now, actually. This whole thing looks like it will be dope af. I also hear that Vein record is awesome, everyone keeps saying. Heckity heck yeah.

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Monday ‘Merica Moshivation: Laterals, Gemini Syndrome

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 7:36 PM (PST)

Happy start to your week, patriots. And by patriots I mean anyone who hates Trump. I am sweating like crazy from the New York heatwave (otherwise known as probably the new regular weather thanks to global warming now).  Had a good weekend and there was even a pro immigration #FamiliesBelongTogether march by my apartment. What else is going on? I just bought a copy of The Last Jedi to own fanboy losers out there who hate it and am looking forward to enjoying the amazing cast performances, especially from Carrie Fisher, again soon as I am done writing this.

As we head into the 4th of July week, remember kids: We are the spark that will light the fire that will restore the Republic. That spark, this Resistance, must survive. That is our mission.

Laterals are a New York based power smoothie of alternative rock, emo/punk and melodic adrenaline. The more punk or emo approving fans on this site who have a wider range of tastes than, say, dirty laundry insistent death metal addicts, will want to check out the acts new release Retrotech.  The sludge pop indie duo could rock alongside many types of bands and features vocalist guitarist Dee Kelley and drummer and vocalist Nate Kelley (ex-Shabutie/Coheed, Divest). Their newest exciting effort Retrotech was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Greg Talenfeld at OK Records, Nyack, NY. Good people. Show ’em support.

Alternative metal five-piece Gemini Syndrome is slated to headline the Synner Conversion Tour this summer, taking a break from writing their third studio album, expected to be released in late 2018 via RED MUSIC. Gemini Syndrome are an incredible blend live of driving worn groove underground sing-a-long hard rock anthems and emotional highs and lows. I saw them with In This Moment and would certainly see them again.

“The Oracle has foreseen that Gemini Syndrome will be sharing the stage with fellow conspirators, Code Red Riot, occurring in alignment with the Estival Solstice. This Summer Conversion is a recess in writing and recording our next album, the third and final act of the trilogy. We look forward to sharing this sacred rite with you.” – Brian Steel Medina (drums)

SYNNER CONVERSION TOUR w/ Code Red Riot:
07/08 @ The Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
07/10 @ Lefty’s Live – Des Moines, IA
07/11 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
07/12 @ Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI †
07/13 @ Nikki’s – Sturgis, MI
07/14 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
07/15 @ Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
07/17 @ Guitars – Joplin, MO
07/18 @ Aftershock – Merriam, KS
07/19 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
07/20 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
07/21 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
07/22 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ

† Festival date, no Code Red Riot

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Terrible Tuesday: Maynard and Dean accusations, Voyager news

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 3:10 PM (PST)

Hi everyone. Been super busy so sorry about late post but haven’t had a chance until now. Monday we only posted about Vinnie Paul and were processing the tragic news, but the week is now in full effect and not bringing a lot better. Trump’s stolen SCOTUS seat is going to destroy the country with barbaric Christo-fascist rulings against women and Muslims and Dems need to step the fuck up pronto and stop worrying about civility in a time of serious constitutional crisis. I’ve been exhausted from society collapsing and working to pay bills, but here is some rock news late into your Tuesday.

TW: Assault, Rape.

Maynard James Keenan and Dean DeLeo of Tool/APC and Stone Temple Pilots have both faced some very serious allegations over the last few days. Toilet Ov Hell has the most comprehensive piece thus far on the Maynard story which you can read HERE. MetalSucks details Dean DeLeo accusations HERE. Please for the love of God do not harass the people coming forward or let your love of the music of these people prevent you from considering the negative experiences of potential trauma survivors. These are human beings and deserve love and consideration rather than to be bullied because you like the band(s) they are calling out. There is no way to heal wounds by compounding pain through further darkness.

It all makes me wonder, as the negative STP press was always slanted that Weiland was the problematic one in band for his addiction struggles but “Sex Type Thing” was actually about an ex of his getting gang raped and the emotional hell of it all. Maybe he compartmentalized a lot. I feel like he would be really devastated by this news about a band mate.

Let’s sincerely hope there is closure here and the right karmic justice outcome for anyone involved in these events.

Voyager

In musical news that isn’t horrible, Season of Mist has released VOYAGER‘s fourth and fifth albums, ‘The Meaning of I’ and ‘V’ respectively, on June 22. ‘V’ was the band’s international breakthrough recording, and cited as “wondrous and spellbinding on merit alone, they’re worth talking about” by Blabbermouth. “V” is the follow up to ‘The Meaning of I’ (2011), which was hailed as, “A triumph of progressive, yet accessible writing and stellar musicianship, this album blows me away and earns the first perfect score of 2011. This is the ideal album to blast as you secretly build your space/time disruption device or interocitor and all lovers of melodic, proggy metal must give this a try (as well as their last album). This is the meaning of kick ass!” (Angry Metal Guy). Both albums are streaming here.

VOYAGER have toured the world outside North America extensively, as both a headliner and support to the likes of DEFTONES, COHEED & CAMBRIA, OPETH, BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, and KARNIVOOL among others. These tours have included festival performances at such festivals as Bloodstock (UK), Prog in the Park (UK), Tech Fest (UK), ProgPower (EU), EuroBlast (DE), Evoken Fest (JP), and more.

VOYAGER have announced as the headliner for the first night of Progpower USA XIX in September. Progpower USA is the longest-running and most influential festival of its kind in North America.

The band will also bring their live show to the UK, Japan, and Mexico in the coming months. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Hope you all have a better week as it goes on. Everything mostly sucks right now but we have to keep our candles lit inside.

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Nonpoint announce ‘X’ and release two new songs

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:22 PM (PST)

“Generation Idiot” metallers Nonpoint have announced their newest album X (which they want to pronounced as “ten”).

is due out August 24 via Spinefarm Records.

Ahead of the release of X Nonpoint has released videos for “Chaos and Earthquakes” and “Dodge Your Destiny”

Said vocalist Elias Soriano:

“Ten – I can already tell is going to become a flagship record for us. Watching people’s reactions when we play them the newmusic tells me that we have created something that is going to move crowds and may even redefine us. It’s the year of the X.”

Check out the cover art and tracklist for as well as “Chaos and Earthquakes” and “Dodge Your Destiny” here.

 

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New York City avant/experimental outfit GNAW announces new live actions in support of their caustic third LP, Cutting Pieces, released in October through Translation Loss Records.

GNAW is confirmed to play at Austin Terror Fest in Austin, Texas on June 17th, performing with the likes of Acid King, Primitive Man, Krallice, He Whose Ox is Gored, Un, Wayfarer, and Desist. Later that month, GNAW will play Baltimore June 29th with Multicult, Curse, and Syringe At Metro, and Washington DC June 30th with Multicult, Radiator Greys, Birth Defects.

Already booking throughout the second half of the year, GNAW will play Into The Aether II in Portland, Maine on October 6th, which features an exclusive 2018 US performance by Skullflower, as well as Ariadne, Brain Famine, Sterile Garden, Frkse, and more to be announced. This will be preceeded by a European tour with Italian duo OvO in September. Can you say, “holy crap!!”

GNAW Tour Dates:

6/17/2018 The Lost Well – Austin, TX @ Austin Terror Fest w/ Acid King, Primitive Man, Krallice [info]
6/29/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Multicult, Curse, Syringe At Metro [info]
6/30/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ Multicult, Radiator Greys, Birth Defects [info]
10/06/2018 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME @ Into The Aether II w/ Skullflower, Ariadne, Brain Famine, more [info]

See GNAW’s incinerating “Fire” video RIGHT HERE and see a recent live video of “Wrong” HERE.

GNAW’s Cutting Pieces is available on LP, CD, and digital formats via Translation Loss; find merch bundle and order options HERE.

Another official video from Cutting Pieces will be issued shortly alongside more GNAW live updates.

Closing a four-year gap since their acclaimed second album, Horrible Chamber, GNAW’s Cutting Pieces dredges forth some of the outfit’s most unnerving audio assaults yet. In addition to the traditional four-piece rock format and string and wind instruments, GNAW utilizes found sound, homemade instruments, tweaked oscillators, synthesis, and manipulated recordings. Joining returning assassins Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Brian Beatrice, Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Eric Neuser, and Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), the lineup now includes Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light) on lap steel guitar.

Cutting Pieces was written and recorded over two years at various studios and locales across New York City, mixed by the band’s Brian Beatrice. and mastered by James Plotkin. The graphic and type design for the cover was done by returning French designer Sebastien Hayez. Cutting Pieces also features guest musicians Stefania Alos Pedretti of Italian noise rock act OvO contributing background vocals to the track “Septic,” and Swiss saxophone player and sound artist Antoine Chessex (ex-Monno) contributing saxophone and amplifier to “Triptych.”

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LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK has announced the pre-order launch for their highly anticipated 2nd album, 13. The incredibly visual quartet has also released the pre-order for their debut comic book, A Dark Metal Carnival: The Beginning and has begun booking their Spring tour set to launch in May. “Monster” is available to stream NOW on Spotify and download on iTunes.

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Candiria announces Beyond Twenty Tour 2018

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:20 PM (PST)

Metal alchemists Candiria will be hitting the road for a spate of headline dates commemorating 20-plus years of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

The tour kicks off on April 20 in Long Island and will feature support from Clericon most dates. The trek will take the band through the Northeast and the Midwest. It also includes an appearance at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. The band will also play two shows supporting Killswitch Engage. Additional dates will be added and all confirmed dates are below.

The band has crafted a special set list for the tour to celebrate the definitive Beyond Reasonable Doubt album. At the shows, Candiria will also be selling a special “Collector’s Edition” of Beyond Reasonable Doubt. This version is packed with memorabilia and imagery from the period in which the band was writing, recording, and supporting the album. It also boasts newly revised artwork, audio taken from the original 1997 masters, and a forward by original drummer Ken Schalk. It is a piece that diehard Candiria fans will certainly want for their musical libraries.

Additionally, vocalist Carley Coma has also launched a series of videos for the band’s latest album While They Were Sleeping. The series dives deep into the story behind the album’s concept. New videos for each track are revealed in sequence each week. The latest clip, for the eighth track on the album “The Whole World Will Burn,” can be seen here.

TOUR DATES BELOW.

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After releasing their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, last year, Tombs is now heading back out on the road again in support of it, this time joining Bloodbath on select dates, before headlining a few shows with Barishi. See below for all upcoming dates!

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Three bands we are most excited for at Northern Invasion 2018

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:09 AM (PST)

Hey gang. ToolAvenged SevenfoldA Perfect Circle and Alice In Chains cap off the rock solid lineup for the fourth annual Northern InvasionSaturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin, just outside the Twin Cities. We decided to compile a little list today of the three sets we are most excited for at the event.

Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle said, “Looking forward to playing material from the new A Perfect Circle release at Northern Invasion. Bringing new songs to life in a live setting is always exciting.”

Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots commented, Stone Temple Pilots are beyond thrilled to be playing Northern Invasion 2018. We are back! It’s going to be a killer weekend of great music—great fun.”

“We spent a lot of time listening to our loyal Invasion fan base over these last several months to create a lineup that celebrates some of the rock legends along with delivering on our reputation for inviting the hottest up-and-comers in the genre,” said Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Northern Invasion. “Having heroes like ToolAvenged SevenfoldAlice In Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots matched with new sensations like Parkway DriveBlack Veil Brides, and Red Sun Rising, I think the fans will respond well. It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend!”

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It has been a minute since we heard from rockers From Ashes To New. Now the boisterous group have dropped the official music video for “Crazy,” the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Future, releasing April 20th via Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven Music. The album is available for pre-order today. It was recorded at Atrium Audio with producers Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak (August Burns Red) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Korn, Lamb Of God), while the video was directed by Raul Gonzo.

“Crazy is, at its core, a song about someone or something driving you absolutely out of your mind and feeling unable to walk away from it. I feel like everyone at one point or another experiences that in their lives” states new vocalist Danny Case. “For me personally, I dated someone for a very short period of time and it felt like everything I said and did was wrong. I honestly thought I was losing my mind because I knew it was a bad situation, but I just felt like I couldn’t walk away. I think having that life experience really helped when we sat down and wrote the lyrics”.

Catch From Ashes To New Live: 
05/05 @ Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
05/18 @ Rock on the Range- MAPFRE Stadium – Columbus, OH

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I hope everyone will read the powerful Jeniffer Wright piece in HarpersBazaar about toxic masculinity HERE.

Various musicians from across genres have spoken out for more sane gun legislation and the NRA out of politician’s pockets in the wake of the ghastly Parkland massacre. Here are a few sample tweets below.

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My Epic have announced a two part concept project.  The first EP of the project Ultraviolet will be released on March 30 and you can listen to the brand new song “Of Wilderness” now!

I honestly am always pretty stoked whenever this band releases new music. They are very capable and amazing songwriters.

The “Of Wilderness” track is def mellow and reminds me a bit of later-era Codeseven when they got smoother and melodic but very spacious. The Violence EP is said to be the darkest material from the band yet and will follow Ultraviolet (guys, Ultraviolet was already an awesome Kylesa record, fyi…but not hatin’).

The second part, “Violence”, will be released in late 2018.

Pre-Orders are available now for “Ultraviolet”. 

More BELOW.

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Jonathan Davis releases “What It Is” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM (PST)

Bakersfield, California metaller Jonathan Davis has released the first single from his debut solo album. The album will be released by Sumerian Records.

The first single “What It Is,” was released on January 25.

Of the record Davis had this to say, “This time, I’m pulling something out of the audience,” he grins. “I’ve bared my soul for so fucking long I thought it’d be really cool to pull listeners in a different direction for once. I’m taking them out of that dark place and into somewhere that’s spiritual, positive, and makes them really think! It’s just art. I’ve changed lives with Korn, but I wanted to open minds with this shit.”

He went on to say, about why he hasn’t released a solo album before now: “This is how fate would have it,” he explains. “Deals would come and go. Then, we’d do a Korn record and a tour. There was no time for me to do this. All of the stars finally aligned. Velvet Hammer believed in it. Sumerian Records came to the fold. It’s like an extension of where I was at on the Queen of the Damned shit mixed with rock, early goth, new romantic, and everything I love. It’s going to take you on a journey.”

Check out “What It Is” here.

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Mike Shinoda drops ‘Post Traumatic’ EP

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:12 PM (PST)
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Mike Shinoda has released an EP titled Post Traumatic.

According to Billboard, Shinoda has this to say of the EP:

“The past six months have been a rollercoaster,” he explained. “Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude — for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create,” Shinoda said in a statement.

“Today, I’m sharing three songs I wrote and produced, with visuals that I filmed, painted and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor — it’s just me. Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don’t know where this path goes, but I’m grateful I get to share it with you.”

This three-song EP is an intimate experience and wonderful art. We here at Metal Riot continue to wish Mike and all the members of Linkin Park and all of Chester’s family and friends the best.

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