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I’m not just saying this to promote MY records or anyone’s really specifically, but here is a thought on art in general. Music can bring people together of many cultures. It is very hard for artists to have a sustainable career when no one purchases their art, even if they work hard. You can only get so far without support. Now, Ariana Grande or Eagles Of Death Metal have lots of fans, BUT…if fear and terror starts also cutting in to concert attendance and (unlikely, but) somehow dented it enough, that is a direct assault on culture exchange. The arts struggle enough. The whole idea of a starving artist being more valid is masochistic and puts artists at a huge disadvantage when many of them already have a lot on their plate already as sensitive or tuned in souls.

A great refutation of ideology you don’t like, be it violence or even a political movement or corporation you are against, is to vote with your dollars. Buy organic food, etc. Do what you can. I would hope the deaths of the music fans of Ariana Grande in Manchester , some with their whole lives ahead of them now stolen, might move some of you to go out and purchase a work of art, a shirt, a book, a movie, a record or something to help further the arts and to ESPECIALLY keep music, loud unabashedly alive music of any genre (except NSBM, duh), blasting in the faces of those who see it as a threat to divisions or who don’t want sexual, racial or social mores or gender roles to evolve. One love. PMA. Our hearts at Metal Riot go out to Ariana and her fans. What a sick, sad fucking senseless thing.

Here are a few recommendations of artists of different genres, races, genders and spiritual backgrounds we suggest you support and show that humanity will NOT be thrown backwards, be it by xenophobic Trumpster Divers (supporting only Arab nations you make money off of doesn’t count, Conald Chump/Trump), radical terror groups like Isis or whoever the fuck tries to front on unity and love:

Lizzo: https://twitter.com/lizzo

Tommy Genesis world wide: https://twitter.com/brasil_tommy

Solstafir: https://twitter.com/solstafiroffcal

Lara Hope and The Arktones: https://www.larahopeandtheark-tones.com/

Downtown Boys: https://twitter.com/DowntownBoys

Flatfoot 56: https://www.flatfoot56.com/ 

VOWWS: https://twitter.com/vowwsband 

I am so sick of reading headlines like this. We as a race, THE HUMAN RACE, have to do better than this. A music concert is supposed to be a place where people gather to forget their problems for a few hours, not somewhere to roll the dice with your life. At times like this, I think the only thing a normal person can do is try to be the best, most moral, human they can be- in our jaded era, I believe this is more necessary than ever. For instance, this evening after I read this headline, I ran into a very loose acquaintance at the grocery store & mentioned the news. This person joked "Maybe they did it because it was an Ariana Grande show." I was too shocked to even say anything- I utterly fail to find the humor in the fact that at least 19 people are dead & many more injured, whatever you may think of someone's music. I know nothing about Ariana Grande or any of her songs, but I can guarantee that people of many different races, religions, & beliefs were at that show for the same reason- to have a good time. Some of them won't go home tonight. This is not fucking funny to me. This sort of jaded, joking, mentality is evidence to me of the continual chipping away of our humanity by the pathetically low standards of our era. We are better than this, people. It's dehumanizing, just like the freakish & twisted beliefs that allowed this asshole terrorist to kill a bunch of people they didn't know. Everything you do & say has consequences, even if you don't believe that. Make sure you do your best to think & speak with a moral heart- maybe your kindness will prevent someone from going down a dark path- you never know who you may effect positively. My thoughts & prayers are with y'all in the U.K. tonight.

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Rotten Sound release “Thrashmonger” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:42 AM (PST)

Photograph by Mika Aalto

While the rock and metal world reeled last week from the death of the iconic Chris Cornell, thankfully this week is starting off with a reminder that metal, punk and rock will not only never die but has many disciples still here to help carry the torch forward. From UFOMAMMUT’s clobbering new “Warsheep”, to Davey Suicide’s gutter glammy “No Angel”  to Silverstein’s screamo charged “Retrograde”, let’s celebrate that rock still comes in many styles. That said, if you want to kick off your week hard may we recommend you take a big fat Finnish kick in the crotch from grindcore heroes Rotten Sound this Monday. “Thrashmonger” is here and gone in just over a minute but will open your eyes like Uma getting some of that Pulp Fiction adrenaline.

Check it out below and keep the faith.

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First, let me start by saying props to Toilet Ov Hell for calling Sweden’s Shining what they have become…‘edge lords’. I’ll give credit there for the inspiration for the title of this article, because it made me laugh. Niklas Kvarforth makes some bad ass music but has always kind of been a black metal poor man’s GG Allin. It’s been done before and that route of “shock” rock antics is, well…kinda tacky and frankly, basic. Dude’s brilliant music is completely cheapened by this shit, like getting clicks by doing obnoxious shit and then saying people are “pussies” if they roll their eyes or that they are like, ‘bound to the norms of a society you despise’ or some black metal shite. Cool story, bro. Grow the fuck up. At least Kvarforth also supports some pretty anti-social rap whereas a lot of black metal people would just be bigots and call the rappers savages while then using basically the same kind of language against women you find in the most sexist rap, for example.

Many years ago in my early twenties I was kicked out of CBGB once very trashed for throwing chairs at the audience and fighting the sound guy on stage after drinking most of a bottle of I don’t even remember what. Some of this was documented in an article in the porn/music mag Screw Magazine, which was amazing…but I was still a jerk. And I am told I was spitting in the face of Josh Eppard, my drummer at the time, for having worked once for a local police benevolent association. Ridiculous shit. Then we got beer bottles thrown at us meant for me that whizzed instead by Josh’s head barely missing him. I can’t blame dude for having quit the band after that. I think I thought I had to be a maniac to compete with the punk legacy of the place but in hindsight, I was a total asshole and could have hurt someone. WTF is so cool about alienating people who might actually support your cause?

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Morbid Angel and Revocation are hitting the road together

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have announced a headlining tour that will see support from Revocation, Suffocation and Withered.

Revocation will be touring in support of their sixth full-length, Great Is Our Sin, released last year via Metal Blade Records.

The tour is starting May 23 at The Beacham in Orlando, Florida and is running through til June 27, where the tour will wrap up at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Check the full list of tour dates here.

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Anciients to tour with Goatwhore

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:44 AM (PST)

Vancouver’s Anciients are an astounding act who wield extreme metal, a semi-melodic sludge ala Blood Mountain Mastodon’s heavier moments and more progressive or Tool-esque elements into their own can of wyrms. My favorite track from them “Pentacle” is a perfect introduction if you have never heard it.

The band’s 2016 effort Voice of the Void was quite worthy and gets the full Metal Riot seal of approval…which means I have head banged to it and spilled coffee on myself more than once at this point in my life, basically. Now the band are returning to America to back up the warriors of Goatwhore for a tour that shall yield utmost conquest, beyond a doubt!

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Being a closet Nazi does not make you a cool force of evil lurking in the shadows or whatever nonsense people tell themselves while listening to Skrewdriver alone and hating “weaker groups” but secretly wanting to be dominated by Terry Crews these days. Want a competing arena or marketplace of ideas and freedom? Fine. But many are simply too afraid to own their racist shit in public for fear of being ostracized by reasonable human beings. And yet you mock people closeted in the gay community or other  minorities who’ve feared for lives through history?

Some people praise Halford for being brave enough to come out in metal yet still help nurture conditions that make it hard to do so. Black metal has a massive problem with the cult of ambiguity. Black metal, for example, historically covets a sense of murky ambiguity often that can create occult or moral mystery or in actuality simply enable room for a lot of bs to go down.

Yes, it is easy on paper to agree with Trevor Noah when he says that Ann Coulter’s free speech must be protected, but when GOP groups, people with serious self-hate denial issues like Milo or goofy Proud Boy dorks are willingly going where they are overwhelmingly not wanted and the President is dog whistling Andrew Jackson enthusiasts because he is too much of a little slug to actually admit he is a racist piece of shit, there is a problem. The enabling of a larger platform at private institutions or elsewhere for controversy seeking scum who want to incite violence and then blame the oppressed groups for protesting is the epitome of gaslighting. It is generations of racism, white supremacist prison industrial complex prison for profit free labor crushing the spirits of black communities and then blaming them for their own unrest while simultaneously profiling and shooting them disproportionately. Go fuck yourself.

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Carach Angren stream new horror track “Charlie”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:11 PM (PST)

The twisted minds of Carach Angren are back with more music from new album Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten, the follow up to their creepy as all shit recent This Is No Fairytale release. Metal Injection has the new song “Charlie” HERE. It is a totally pulverizing track that could appeal to fans of Septicflesh as much as, say, Cradle Of Filth or Catamenia.

Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten was recorded with Peter Tägtgren (AMON AMARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, and more) at Abyss Studio in Sweden, mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at the Black Lounge Studio (SEPTICFLESH, KATATONIA, AMORPHIS, and more) and features cover art by Costin Chioreanu (GHOST, ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, and more).

Regarding the new track, the band comments: “We proudly present the next track from our upcoming album ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’ called ‘Charlie’. It will draw you right into the first chapter of an unsettling journey, setting an ominous dark paranormal tone. ‘Charlie’ has everything and more of what you may expect from us: a darkness brought forth by unsettling haunting melodies, piercing riffs, and bloodcurdling storytelling.”

The new album will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on June 16. Pre-orders for ‘Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’ are available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Well, this is as bad ass as free fudge. EVOKEN have announced the re-issue their much sought-after debut album Embrace the Emptiness (1998) as a limited vinyl edition via Season of Mist. The album is available as a limited pressing of 666 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram black double vinyl. Pre-orders are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The record remains a rewarding solace for doom seekers that displays near gothic moments amidst melodic yet crushing riffs and sepulchral yearnings. It is well regarded as a must hear record for serious fans of the genre to spend a little time with at some point. Certainly one of the more creative and impactful American doom releases.

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Nightbringer stream new album “Terra Damnata”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:20 PM (PST)

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American black metal band Nightbringer have released their latest opus Terra Damnata, one of the highest hopes of the year for the genre. It does not let the listener down, a lengthy meditation on the dying world in the age of Kali with many passages that blaze by faster than you can say Austin Osman Spare while choking yourself. It has some of the most unrepentant passages of sheer assailment I have heard on any black metal since perhaps 1349’s recent primarily ferocious Massive Cauldron Of Chaos but the guitar playing here is way more experimental for the most part.

The record releases today, in case you weren’t already spending most of your day with the new Kendrick album and want to be actually damned, not just say DAMN. Blasting this is also a great way to piss off Jesus freaks on Good Friday. Stream Terra Damnata HERE or at Bandcamp HERE. I’m really enjoying the end sections of “Midnight’s Crown” past the 4:11 mark where things get downright Emperor level grandiose. Bad ass.

Regarding the album, vocalist Naas Alcameth comments: “With Terra Damnata we have tread even deeper into the labyrinth of certain esoteric traditions and sacred mythos, closer to the heart of the living darkness that destroys all and liberates but few. The spirit of the album is one of an ever backwards turning and embracing of both terror and ecstasis, love and death, before the gods and daemons of the Age of Misrule.”

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Earth Electric stream new track

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:48 AM (PST)

EARTH ELECTRIC, the hard rock brainchild of Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR, TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, ex-AVA INFERI) are streaming another new track off their forthcoming album, ‘Vol. 1: Solar’. The track, a symphonic hard rock opus titled “The Endless Road” is streaming now, here.

Regarding the new track, EARTH ELECTRIC comments:

“We have chosen ‘The Endless Road’ as the third and final single from ‘Vol.1 Solar’. This one used to be called ‘Burn’ when it was in my Cubase folder – most likely due to the umpteen amount of times I’ve traveled abroad with that glorious Deep Purple album on my headphones. Somehow something must have slipped in; however, I digress. For me, this song represents something alluring and charming yet indefinitely old, something untamed and wild, something that transcribes perfectly into our unique take on hard rock. Carmen’s interest in Gypsy magic and aesthetics is massively present in the lyrics and the hypnotic melodies move forward in a carefree and sort of ‘unattached’ way assisting the music. To be honest, what is a rock band without having a song dedicated to these mysterious traveling people?”

As the press release says: ‘Vol. 1: Solar’, sees the renowned musician joined by front-woman Carmen Simoes (ex-AVA INFERI, ex-MOONSPELL), and marks a return to his roots by exploring a more progressive sound firmly based on rock music. Recorded in Orgone Studio with acclaimed producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, CATHEDRAL, PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL), ‘ Vol. 1: Solar’ will be released via Season of Mist worldwide on May 12.

I interviewed Rune once for the defunct Crusher Magazine years ago in the real Myspace days when he was in Ava Inferi and he was great to talk to. So cool to know he is doing music with Carmen again, one of the greatest singers in rock and metal who deserves way more acclaim. I also felt Mayhem was never as powerful again since Rune left, though they tried.

‘ Vol. 1: Solar’ is available for pre-order across multiple CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The artwork  was illustrated by Costin Chioreanu (GHOST, WATAIN, MAYHEM).

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Kylesa to release “Live at Maida Vale” for Record Store Day

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:00 PM (PST)

Savannah’s genre-defying (and much missed) heavy rock group KYLESA will see the release of Live at Maida Vale Studios as part of Record Store Day 2017. ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ captures  KYLESA’s February 2014 BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session in its entirety, and has never been commercially available before. The session was recorded with BBC DJ Daniel P. Carter for the BBC program “Rock Show with Daniel P Carter”.

The track list for ‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is:
1. Quicksand
2. Long Gone
3. Don’t Look Back
4. To Forget

‘Live at Maida Vale…’ is a one time pressing of 1500 12″ LPs, 1000 CDs, and 150 cassettes and will be available on April 22 2017 at independent record stores worldwide. A full list of confirmed Record Store Day special releases and more can be found here.

Maida Vale Studios is a complex of seven BBC sound studios in London.The historic set of studios have seen musical performances dating back from 1946 to the present. Past performances have include music from legendary rock icons such as DAVID BOWIE, LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and many more.

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Sólstafir stream new track, “Bláfjall”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:16 AM (PST)

Outlandish and mysterious Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR are streaming the second new track off their new album Berdreyminn. The  album closer titled “Bláfjall” is streaming now both at the indie music outlet Brooklyn Vegan and metal site Invisible Oranges

It seems the Guðmundur Óli Pálmason situation, though certainly stressful for all parties, did not stop the remaining members from creating new, strong art. This latest song is more driving than recent material with am interesting, proggy/classic rock bent. The vocals seem more pained. I can’t stop listening to it, frankly. Very cool.

Regarding the new track, SÓLSTAFIR vocalist/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the personal meaning behind the track and its intent: The meaning of ‘Bláfjall’ is blue – as in a black, black mountain, and it revolves around man’s battle against his own mind and those inner demons that often lead to self-destruction and harming one’s loved ones. I have myself struggled with alcoholism and it remains a never-ending battle and continuously walking further up a mountain in foggy darkness. But this is also about hope, because there is a way out, but you have to grab that rope when it comes swinging towards you and hold on to it as tight as you can. Everybody can end up lost on the black mountain, or ‘Bláfjall’ in this case.

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Gorguts announce North American tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:19 AM (PST)

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS have announced a new North American tour. GORGUTS will kickoff their tour in Syracuse on June 3 and travel throughout the month. Support on this tour comes from DEFEATED SANITY and EXIST.

GORGUTS are touring in support of their recently released EP, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’. A unique and incredibly ambitious concept masterminded by band founder Luc Lemay, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ is out now and streaming here.

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Eths from France’s latest single is friggin’ bad ass, one of the most interesting tunes in a career already full of odd twists and turns from a band you can’t pigeonhole. Much like stateside industrial rockers InAeona or even Richard Patrick’s long running Filter, just when you think you are going to peg where they are going next the band head for uncharted waters.

Regarding the new track, ETHS guitarist Staif Bihl comments:

“I am glad to introduce a third new track from our forthcoming album. The lyrics of ‘Kumari Kandam’ were written by me with the help of my friend Faustine Berardo (LA NÉBULEUSE D’HIMA), who is also singing some parts of this song together with Sarah Layssac of ARKAN. Kumari Kandam is a legendary continent that is said to be lying at the bottom of the sea south of the Indian subcontinent. My lyrics deal with human civilizations, and how they have vanished due to force of nature or just of their own doing – as a warning for future generations. Of course, this story also applies to our own civilization, which seems to be working as hard as possible to speed up its own downfall.”

The quartet will release ‘Ankaa’, worldwide on April 22nd. The band’s new album marks their first full-length with new vocalist and “France has got Talent” sensation Rachel Aspe. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop. 

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Gorguts kick off European Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:09 PM (PST)

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Almost all death metal fans agree that Gorguts are perhaps the most universally beloved act when it comes to heroic compositions, generally more intellectual topics and technical austerity. The band have kicked off their early 2016 Euro tour (this line-up is STACKED!) and the dates are below.

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