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Metal singer is first openly trans person to win state legislator

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:03 PM (PST)

Danica Roem made myself and a lot of other people cry last night when she won a race in VA against an LGBTQ bigot. Metal Riot has two trans writers, myself included, so it was certainly nice to see some national representation turn the tide on hate. Minneapolis even elected their first African American trans woman to city council! We are regular people who just want to live our lives.

Decibel has Roem’s victory speech HERE, in which she actually also thanks metalheads! Metal scribe Kim Kelly has a good profile on Roem you can read HERE as well.

Parker Molloy from Upworthy had one of my favorite reactions on Twitter:


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Devour The Day release “Step Aside”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:50 PM (PST)


Tennessee alternative rockers Devour The Day have released the song “Step Aside”.

“Step Aside” comes off the band’s upcoming album S.O.A.R.

S.O.A.R. will be released via Razor & Tie on April 1.

Check out “Step Aside” and Devour The Day tour dates here.

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The Sword announce tour dates w Purson, Royal Thunder

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM (PST)


The Sword, Purson and Royal Thunder are arguably all bands with some of the most top notch actual “song writing” going on these days in rock and metal. They make other bands look foolishly outclassed, honestly.

You can pick up any album by The Sword and, like Fu Manchu, Zeke , Hellacopters or Karp before them, likely have your day straightened out.

See dates BELOW.

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Album Review: Nekrogoblikon – “Heavy Meta”

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM (PST)

“Ok, what the fuck is ‘Goblin Metal’?” I swear, I sat there asking myself this question for about 10 minutes when this first fell into my hands. Just sitting, staring at my phone, wondering what this meant, but drawing blanks. Seriously, I could almost see myself grabbing people and screaming in a gravely voice, similar to Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight movies, and asking “What is it!? What is it!? Tell Me! What is Goblin Metal!?”

If you’re reading this right now and feeling the same way, then stick around. I’m about to answer this question the very best I can. The band NEKROGOBLIKON would be the best (and perhaps only) place to start. They are by far one of the most original bands I’ve ever encountered, so I can’t even begin to compre them to anything else I’ve heard yet. They can best be described as a fun, melodic, comedic, black metal band with some 80s inspired riffs, epic keyboarding, and vocals about goblins, for goblins, and performed by goblins that really resemble creature cards in one of my Magic The Gathering decks.

Read more below.

Album Review: All That Remains – “The Order Of Things”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:41 AM (PST)


All That Remains are one of the most controversial bands in metal, a fact which often overshadows their music. While Phil Labonte has certainly been in the headlines lately (and the band’s last record A War You Cannot Win‘s hit “Stand Up” was #1 on Active Rock), the group has unfortunately been more synonymous with twitter banter and potty mouth behavior than their music.

“You have to adapt to the world around you as opposed to expecting everything to adapt to your perspective,” claims vocalist Labonte in a recent press release. “You can’t really control what goes on in your life, you can only control your reaction. I’ve gotten a certain amount of peace from embracing this truth. That’s the way things go. This is literally The Order of Things.”

Overall this record is their best synergy of styles with “Bite My Tongue” in particular really fusing the faster NWOAHM sound with their more recent embrace of melodic hard rock traits. With new album The Order Of Things, I tried to take the band on their own merits as a group, but I did have to take a tangent into social concerns first. For the full review see BELOW.

For Today present “Molotov” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:25 PM (PST)


For Today have come through with a new video, as promised. “Molotov”, it is. Fan of the band and this site is called Metal Riot, but is rioting really going to fix things right now?

Click HERE and contemplate.

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Show Review: H.I.M. U.S. Tour in Anaheim, CA

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8:19 PM (PST)

HIM I can honestly say that I’ve waited a long time to see H.I.M.

There was this super anxious feeling deep inside me that I couldn’t explain. I was eager to hear what they sounded like live, what their stage presence would bring, and what their stage set up would look like.

To read more click here. 

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Lyric Video: For Today- “Pariah”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM (PST)

ForTodayLogo For Today has released a new lyric video for their song “Pariah”

To see the video click here.

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Chelsea Grin release new song

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:14 PM (PST)

CG Grindcorel rockers Chelsea Grin have released a new song. The song is titled “Letters” and according to the band:

“Letters is not the heaviest, nor the most technical song on our new record. We felt like it was a good “middle ground” song. There are 15 songs on the new CD, so if you want heavier, you’ll get much heavier.”

For more information and the video for “Letters” click here.

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H.I.M. announces new tour dates

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM (PST)

HIM Self proclaimed “Love Metal band H.I.M. has announced new tour dates.  The band will be touring in support of their latest album Tears on Tape.

For more information click here.

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Norma Jean b-side track video from upcoming album released

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM (PST)

NormaJeanGeorgia metalcore band Norma Jean’s song “Family Bike Wreck” off of the bands upcoming album has made it online.  The song is a b-side off of the album Wrongdoers which is set for release on August 6, 2013 via Solid State.

You can listen to the song here.

Wrongdoers is the bands sixth studio album and a follow up to the 2010 effort Meridional. Wrongdoers is the first album to feature band members Jeff Hickey on guitar, John Finnegan on bass, and Clayton Holyoak on drums.

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Norma Jean set to release new album the Summer

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 9:57 AM (PST)

NormaJeanGeorgia metalcore band Norma Jean have announced that they will release their sixth studio album, Wrongdoers, this summer. The album is set for release on August 6th via Razor & Tie and will be a follow up to the bands 2010 Meridional.

You can see the track list, cover art and get a listen here.

Wrongdoers was produced by Joshua Barber and will be the first Norma Jean album to feature guitarist Jeff Hinckey,bassist John Finnegan and drummer Clayton Holyoke.

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Video: For Today guitarist calls it quits, vocalist apologizes

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:38 PM (PST)

God-loving metalheads For Today have recently gotten a lot of publicity when their guitarist, Mike Reynolds, made some homophobic comments on Twitter. Mike Reynolds has since called it quits. The band released the following statement on their Facebook page:

“Mike Reynolds is no longer a part of For Today. He has decided that now is the time for he and his wife to put their plans in motion to enroll in bible college, and to begin working toward full-time missions work in the Middle East. Mike will be replaced by long-timefriend of the band, and former In The Midst of Lions guitar player, Sam Penner, who will be appearing with the band as they headline their upcoming Fight The Silence tour.”

Their vocalist, Mattie Montgomery, has since issued a formal apology to fans or anyone negatively effected by the comments made by Mike Reynolds.

Click here to watch the video.

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For Today reinforces my hatred for Christian metal.

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:25 AM (PST)

Sioux City metalcore band For Today recently found themselves in a dill of her pickle due to comments made by guitarist Mike Reynolds. Mike Reynolds went on twitter in response to Pastor Louie Giglio withdrawal from Obama’s inauguration ceremony and stated that “homosexuality is a sin” among some other Medieval things.  I am not gonna lie to you I never really figured that Christian metal would be responsible for bad press in the metal community but it looks like I was proven wrong.

You can read the full statement here.

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I suppose you could file this under the “knew it would happen” category. Once powerhouse metalcore leaders, All That Remains now seem to be unable to fill their own shadow. Mediocre and catchy melody run rampant through this release, along with Phil’s vocals going even further away from say, The Weak Willed. Am I gripping to the edifice of a decadent past? Maybe, but they could at least fake a metal album, or do a concept pretending to be a metal band. Something, just not this.

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