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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.

Read our chat BELOW in the Abyss.

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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.”

All dates for our faves Below.

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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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Pallbearer continue North American tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:31 PM (PST)
Melodic doom merchants Pallbearer are sure to be on many a year end list for Heartless and are currently marching forward into the next portion of their North American 2017 tour. Like some of the later Isis releases, Heartless shows the band able to grow in style while still retaining elements that made them special thus far.
“Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality,” the band explains. “Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can.”

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Sera Timms’ BLACK MARE to release album, tour with Junius soon

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:10 AM (PST)
Amidst a backdrop of political strife wherein such fundamental principles as the health, safety, and common decency toward women continue to erode more with each executive order and Twitter fit, the spirit of BLACK MARE stands unbridled under the singular vision and limitless purview of its driving force, one Sera Timms.

Death Magick Mother is the second proper full length album from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures Timms amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup. Mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.

Death Magick Mother will see release digitally via Magic Bullet on September 15th with LPs to follow. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.  

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EYEHATEGOD to kick off tour, Cro-Mags, Phobia and more on dates

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 4:33 PM (PST)

EYEHATEGOD
 will kick off a thirty-nine-date US mega tour this Tuesday! The Left To Starve summer takeover will run through September 13th, and includes performances with Capitalist Casualties, Phobia, Primitive Man, Negative Approach, Antiseen, Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer, The Obsessed, and Mountain Of Wizard on select dates. The journey also marks frontman Mike IX Williams’ lengthiest tour since undergoing liver transplant surgery this past December.
See all confirmed dates below and check out the tour teaser courtesy of Chariot Of Black Moth at THIS LOCATION.

 Dates below.

 

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Deep Cuts: CROWBAR

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 5:59 PM (PST)

Few bands reward die hard fans over and over again as well as the metallic sludge cavalcade that is Kirk Windstein’s long adventuring CROWBAR. One of the most potent to this very day veteran bands and one of the first more extreme groups I remember being really blown away by many years ago on Headbanger’s, CROWBAR have delivered album after album and monster riff after monster riff.

The band has some of the most revered heavy gems and arrangements in metal to true metal fans and yet also speak in the eternal secret language of the real underground, purveyors of shadow hits that are the “lifesblood for the downtrodden”, so to speak. Like Candlemass, The Obsessed, Orange Goblin or other bands who are not as big as Sabbath but row in equally heady and heavy waters, CROWBAR are hugely inspirational for those who furrow the brow and trudge through this world while carrying a lot of it on their back.

Today we usher CROWBAR into our DEEP CUTS vault, revealing our choices for three songs from the band that we think are lesser appreciated and yet truly bad ass numbers.

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Neurosis set to kick off tour with Amenra, Converge

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:17 AM (PST)

Just a reminder, in case you somehow forgot the radness of this tour, that Neurosis is hitting the pavement with Converge and Amenra for a powerhouse mini-tour with quite the stacked bill of incredible bands. Talk about getting your money’s worth!

Things kick off 7/27 at the Empty Bottle as the band support latest opus Fires Within Fires and the overdue and killer re-release of the influential The Word Is Law – remastered by Bob Weston!

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Photo by Pascha Marrow

Au De La, released in 2015, was my first exposure to Montreal based dynamic experimental band BIG|BRAVE. It truly blew my mind and I really hope I get to catch them live someday. Simple tags like post-rock and sludge fail miserably at confining or doing justice to the scopious sound of the group,  a massive force fit for the climax or vast overhead landscape shot of any epic film. And yet the band also have a certain dry core that calls to mind some of the paths tread by some of the classic Touch And Go Records bands.

If you want to really experience and digest music and not just have it force fed to you until you think you wanted it, this band is for you.

See a trailer for the new album Ardor below! Super thrilled for this release.

As with their previous release, Ardor was recorded a 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 of the three new tracks and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on two of the tracks.

Look for Ardor to be released on September 15th via Southern Lord. Stand by for additional album and tour news in the weeks ahead.

Ardor Track Listing:
1. Sound
2. Lull
3. Borer

RIYL Boris, King Woman, Worm Ouroboros

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No joke doom band USNEA are a band who, like Minsk or Samothrace, I always enjoy the shit out of but sometimes forget to listen to. The cool thing is that every chance I rediscover them I get psyched! Hopefully many more people will learn of this band with the pending release of their third album.

Entitled Portals Into Futility, the deep thinking doomer’s latest 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 .

Portals Into Futility Track Listing:
1. Eidolons And The Increate
2. Lathe Of Heaven
3. Demon Haunted World
4. Pyrrhic Victory
5. A Crown Of Desolation

From the press release:

Now in 2017, USNEA returns with their third full-length album, Portals Into Futility. An array of sci-fi novels that are becoming more and more of a reality in these volatile times informed the band’s writing throughout the album, including Shadow Of The Torturer by Gene Wolfe, Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin, Valis by Philip K Dick, Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan, and Dune by Frank Herbert. Portals Into Futility was recorded with Fester and assistant Andrew Grosse at Caravan Recordings and Haywire Studios in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Adam Gonsalvez at Telegraph Audio.

Well, I loved their past work but am def sold as anything that remotely mentions the super freaky and unnerving Shadow of The Torturer as an inspiration must be checked out! Start out with “Lathe Of Heaven” below, however. This one was inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin.

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