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Crowbar tour with Tombs, Incite, Tricounty Terror to begin this weekend

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4:51 PM (PST)

So, I can’t believe how terrible the writing is on the Marvel Inhumans show. Seriously, Black Bolt blows up a cop car and they just arrest him, throw him in gen pop and neither S.H.I.E.L.D. nor any other real heroes come to investigate who the fuck he is.  Karnak, who is supposed to never make mistakes and is played admirably by Ken Leung as he tries to juggle the hot turd Marvel’s shitty tv budget and rushed production schedule handed him and the rest of the decent enough cast , falls down a hill and bumps his head.  Karnak loses his powers from this idiotic mishap and then tries to hang out with some marijuana growers with the fakest looking herb I have ever seen on tv. So so corny. Thankfully, I am here today to remind y’all that something much more consistent exists…the eternally good legacies of Crowbar and Tombs. Neither band has ever made a bad record (though Crowbar admittedly have many more than most bands besides , like, the Melvins and Kreator, haha).

Crowbar are touring in support of The Serpent Only Lies and still deliver the goods just as powerfully as ever. Truly one of the most dogged underground legacy bands and it is great to see them bringing out a cool variety of acts representing different corners of metal.

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Khemmis added to Decibel Magazine Tour, 3rd LP in 2018

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:26 PM (PST)

photo by Alvino Salcedo

Denver’s KHEMMIS have already ensured that future bards will sing their praises and adventures far into the future due to the excellence of sophomore record Hunted alone. They blend the perfect amount of epic doom, harmonized guitar, melodic and grim vocals and attention to tone into a potent and heady battle brew.

Now the band has been confirmed to take place in the Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour, set to run through North America from February 15th through March 10th. This is not out of left field, since Decibel gushed about Hunted as the magazine’s pick for album of the year of 2016 (no easy feat).

Issues the band, “We’re honored to be part of the 2018 Decibel Tour alongside Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur, and the legendary Enslaved. We look forward to playing in a number of new cities, particularly throughout Canada, as well as returning to a number of areas we know and love. We might even include a new song from our upcoming album — the only way to know is to be there!”

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RIP Pilgrim’s Jon Rossi

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM (PST)

Very sad news today. Metal Injection reports that Pilgrim‘s Jon Rossi has died at the age of 26. This is a damn shame. So much life ahead of the dude and in a well loved and influential act as well. Our thoughts and hearts are with his family and friends. Pick up our favorite Misery Wizard in tribute (gotta love that “Astaroth” Cathedral-esque guitar march). What a shame. Rest in power.

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RIP Martin Eric Ain

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:23 AM (PST)

This year and last both took some major talents from this mortal coil, but their energy, spirits and work live on. Today we have learned the sad news that true extreme metal legend and pioneer Martin Eric Ain has passed away at 50 years old of a heart attack.

Thomas Gabriel Fischer: “I am deeply affected by [Martin’s] passing. Our relationship was very complex and definitely not free of conflicts, but Martin’s life and mine were very closely intertwined, since we first met in 1982.”

If it were not for Martin’s impact, many bands we take for granted today would not exist. Pay respect to a founder and buy this book or revisit his integral music now. Consider that every risk we take in life, every creative endeavor, can actually change the world no matter the odds.

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Roadburn 2018 Festival Line Up Developing

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:38 PM (PST)

Art by Richey Beckett

Tickets go on sale October 19th for 2018’s Roadburn! The line-up is still developing but some amazing stuff has been announced so far, as usual for this esteemed fest. This year we are especially excited about Uniform, Cult of Luna with Julie Christmas, Weedeater and Maggot Heart but there is plenty for (almost) everyone who has tastes outside of the mainstream. Check it out HERE.

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Electric Wizard release “See You In Hell” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:06 PM (PST)

The legendary Electric Wizard have exhaled a cloud of brimstone smoked darkness that has taken the shape of a new video entitled “See You In Hell.” Witchfinder/Spinefarm release their newest record befittingly titled Wizard Bloody Wizard in November, but for now you can get this sweet taste HERE.

This song starts with a bluesy dirge and sounds a bit cleaner than Time To Die (in hindsight one of their darkest records). Still, no complaints here. I mean, Jus is singing about hope being lost and other fun topics. I am def in the Electric Wizard do no musical wrong camp, in general. 7 minutes of top notch shuffling, powerful retro stuff here with major auras all around.

 

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Bay Area Brutality Round Up: Light This City, Necrot, End Hip End It news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:33 PM (PST)

A few super cool Bay Area related happenings of note for you today, metal goblins.

Well the raddest news of the day in Metal Land is that cult melodeth band Light This City are reuniting! The Bay Area band were amazing and their final album Stormchaser showed they went out at the top of their game, but I always felt like that was one band who it was a real shame we never saw more from other than the 2010 farewell shows. We love us some Heartsounds and Wilderness Dream, but Light This City were also soooo awesome.

In September of 2015, Darkest Hour requested that LIGHT THIS CITY play the San Francisco date of their 20th anniversary tour. The band quickly reunited within a few months to rehearse one final set that would celebrate the band’s four-album career. The show was absolutely one for the books, sparking the flame which lead the band to reunite.

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The Obsessed to re-issue self titled classic debut via Relapse

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:51 PM (PST)

Great news for Wino fans! Relapse are re-issuing the classic self titled early 90’s The Obsessed record! Some of Mr. Weinrich’s greatest moments are on this record (“Forever Midnight” is a particular fave, with just the greatest intro riff and melodies). Every era of the group is cool and this is overdue.

THE OBSESSED’s Self-Titled reissue is due out November 17th on 2xCD/LP/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical bundles and digital pre-orders are available via Relapse Records HERE and streaming services AT THIS LOCATION.

THE OBSESSED – "The Way She Fly" (Official Audio)

1990's self-titled debut album will be available for the first time in almost two decades! Listen to a remastered version of "The Way She Fly". The reissue drops November 17 on 2xCD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Digital via Relapse RecordsPre-Order Physical: http://bit.ly/TheObsessedReissuePre-Order Digital: http://smarturl.it/TheObsessedReissueThe 2xCD deluxe reissue includes the highly sought-after Concrete Cancer demo (also available separately on LP), expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos and extended liner notes from frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich!"This record defines the passion, the pureness and vibrancy of youth, and the fierce love, loyalty and dedication to this music. I am happy and proud that it lives once again! Thanks to all who believe!" – Wino

Posted by The Obsessed Official on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

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BIG|BRAVE Streams Entire ‘Ardor’ LP at Bandcamp

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:12 AM (PST)

It is always a good thing when you can hear new music from Canada’s Big|Brave.The three piece have a new record out Ardor via mighty Southern Lord this week and they remain one of the most enjoyable and reality changing bands out there, capable of scooping you right out of your banal existence and into your mind’s eye.

Stream BIG|BRAVE’s Ardor, featured at Bandcamp RIGHT HERE.

As with their previous release, Au De La, the new Ardor album was recorded at the Hotel2Tango, this time by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (of Jerusalem In My Heart). Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra), who was a special guest on Au De La, played violin on all the three new tracks, and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on two of the tracks.

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Castle ‘Stone Thrones’ West Coast Tour starts in early November

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:39 PM (PST)

Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west coast Stone Thrones tour. The trek begins November 24th and runs through December 2nd winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. See all confirmed dates below.

Stone Thrones Tour:
11/24/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA
11/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
11/26/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/28/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
11/29/2017 Spirits – Dunsmuir, CA
11/30/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
12/01/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
12/02/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

 

CASTLE continues to tour in support of their molten Welcome To The Graveyard full-length, issued last summer via Ván Records. WelcomeTo The Graveyard was captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon and is currently available at THIS LOCATION.

 

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‘Looking at a lot of history and myth, women have been treated as a “temptress” or “seductress” – forcing “pure” men to commit evil. Even in this day and age, a lot of people treat women as monsters.’ -PR

Running out the door to see Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble play up the street so I am not writing the longest intro for this, but Pope Richard is a positive force in the underground metal scene and likes a lot of my snarkiest Twitter posts about politics that a lot of people think go too far, haha. Blackened Death  is an incredible label more people should support and he is a major force behind it. Fucking A+ stuff that breaks stereotypes about metal as a haven for hate groups while still pushing very classic elements and the cutting edge? Look no further!

I also was a dungeon master as a kid and at several points in my life have actually OWNED every Dragonlance book save two or three harder to find joints like Murder In Tarsis (have it now) and  Love & War (have it now as well, haha). Of course I was thrilled to see Pope Richard has a musical project called Takhisis! This was a metal band name that needed to exist. The record fucking slaaaaayyyys as well, doomy self-made perfection that rocks hard but is just rough enough around the edges to keep it feeling more hungry and coming for you.

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Saying Castle are the real deal is an understatement. Not only do they write material that is consistently near or AT the top of the heap for anything released the same year, they tour like wild zealous demon dogs burning up the road on the way to heavy metal Oz. And they are pretty much a perfect power trio, which is always the coolest band formation. Since the release of their most recent offering, Welcome To The Graveyard, which was issued last summer via Ván Records, CASTLE’s massive near two-hundred-date worldwide takeover has included tours of the US, Europe, Canada, and the band’s first ever tour of Japan last December. We still remain fairly in awe of these alleged humans.

Slated to begin September 7th in Riverside, California and come to a close on September 30th in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the band’s latest trek includes performances at Shadow Woods Metal Fest and Stoned Meadow Of Doom.
“We’re looking forward to taking a break from writing the new record and hitting the road for one more East Coast run this year to play Shadow Woods Metal Fest in White Hall, Maryland and Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest in Sioux Falls, South Dakota,” issues the band. “Both fests offer all-out amazing lineups and we’re proud to be part of them. Plus, we’ll be playing lots of killer shows along the way and it’s very possible if you’re at the show you going to hear a new track or two.”

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Usnea reveal “Eidolons And The Increate” at Decibel

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 8:46 PM (PST)

 

Portland doom quartet USNEA has unveiled “Eidolons And The Increate” off their impending Portals Into Futility full-length.

 

Now playing at Decibel Magazine, watch the Frank Huang/Maximum Volume Silence-directed visualizer RIGHT HERE.
 

 

“‘Eidolons And The Increate’ ebbs from a murkiness in the future where humanity has fallen from a technological grace, the sun is dying, and callous brutality is the way of the land,” issues the band of the track. “Mirroring the dark psychedelia of its source of inspiration – Gene Wolfe’s Shadow Of The Torturer – it is a meditation on the self-destructive conceits of humanity.” 
Additionally, watch USNEA‘s previously released video for “Pyrrhic Victory” as well as first single“Lathe In Heaven” at THIS LOCATION.

 

Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today’s crushing reality, Portals Into Futility offers five songs and fifty-six minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, USNEA delves more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures, and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, USNEA reminds us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility.

 

Portals Into Futility is due out September 8th on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical preorders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse,com at THIS LOCATION and digital preorders are available via Bandcamp HERE.

 

USNEA will tour throughout Europe this fall as direct support for Ufomammut. The tour — which commences on September 30th in Paris, France and concludes October 22nd in Munich, Germany —  includes appearances at multiple festivals including Up In Smoke, Soulcrusher Festival, and Keep It Doom.  

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Neurosis are (and always likely will be) the reigning post-metal champs, a term that falls far short of capturing a sound that reaches into the depths with claw tipped roots, crosses the oceans with the spirit of the wanderer and screams at the heavens as the vastness of the void evokes awe, fear and desire. The seeds of their future were first sewn on the long out of print The Word As Law, a record that has been their most underground classic for too long. Seriously, for the longest time my friend Matto from Peterwalkee Records was the only East Coast punk besides me I knew who had even heard it.

Today Neurosis are streaming the record in full on their bandcamp, remastered by Shellac’s Bob Weston and featuring updated and tweaked art from Josh Graham that fits in nicely next to their other reissues and current ‘look’. But again, they were already anticipating “Tomorrow’s Reality” and the record itself settles in perfectly in their development to the listener while able to hang toe to toe with ANY of this years often ‘so-called’ hardcore albums.

“To What End” alone is so ahead of the curve it is almost laughable how long it took many other bands to catch on. This record perfectly combines their early punk rage with a more experimental hardcore approach (def feel the Rudimentary Peni influence they always talk about on some of these numbers). Pretty sure this is the first one with Von Till and their are no keys but man, the cool guitar tones and those punk ass basslines slay. This record has so much to offer new generations and hopefully many people will discover it again.

Much like my favorite Beatles album Revolver, you can hear the band having breakthrough after breakthrough as artists in real time.

Stream the entire album early at the Neurot Recordings Bandcamp HERE, and find merch bundles through the Neurot webstore at THIS LOCATION.

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Mastodon to release “Cold Dark Place” in 2017

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 4:50 PM (PST)

Mastodon may still be basking in the Emperor Of Sand acclaim, largely seen as their best work in a few records, but the band seem to be about to release ANOTHER album in a potential matter of weeks. A listing for the album has appeared on Amazon UK.

While little is known at this time, Brent Hinds said it was going to be a solo album as he wrote the songs following a breakup. Things must have changed for it to bear the Mastodon full band name stamp and it is pretty cool of the band to back him and make it an official group release, though I am very curious to see how much each member played on the actual thing. It isn’t like Mastodon is The Smashing Pumpkins where at the end of the day if he wanted to Billy Corgan could make a whole acoustic record and still market it as the Pumpkins and you couldn’t exactly say it wasn’t.

Of the release, Hinds said that it is “pretty dark, beautiful, spooky, funky, ethereal, melancholy music, which also sounds like the Bee Gees a little bit.”  

I was just thinking of how cool that one off Game Of Thrones spooky and uncharacteristically extra mellow song “White Walker” was, so I am looking forward to this (though side note if you saw the latest Game Of Thrones leak you are prob fucking pissed at the Night King right now). Anyway, I wonder how cray they went with the harmonies to mention the Bee Gees in the context of a band who broke big on “Blood & Thunder.”

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