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Fall brings the cool embrace of a life worth living

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5:46 PM (PST)

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In the eleventh hour, I bring you my September wrap-up. Holy fucking shit September was one hell of a month. Fortunately, the new music has been good inside and outside of metal. Whether you’ve been trying to avoid Supreme Court-Senate-Nomination-Bullshit, or you’ve been raising all the hell about it you can, whether you’ve been working with survivors in an emotional time of need, or doing your best to survive on your own, whether you’ve been writing to cope, or just playing your show to get through – September was rough as shit.

I’m glad to come back at the end of every month, especially on months that this is the only post I write for Metal Riot, and share with y’all what I thought was really cool throughout the month.

Check out the four albums I enjoy the most this month here.

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Stream the new Demon Hunter album “Outlive”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 4:51 PM (PST)

Fan favorites Demon Hunter have gotten more and more adept at combining their heavier and more melodic hard rock sides into a coherent whole (“Jesus Wept” into the groove heavy single “Cold Winter Sun” is a good example). Outlive is one of their finest releases yet in a career of many albums and live appearances. This band really follows through for fans and believes in what they are doing. They have been going strong since the early 00’s and have earned my respect. Personally I am liking this record more than The Extremist so far. Check it out below.


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Yogi Watts of Demon Hunter has had some fiery demons fight back, unfortunately.

“Yogi and his expectant wife, Cara, returned home from a doctor’s visit and discovered their apartment building had burned down. They lost all of their belongings. Their baby is due any day. Please help our friend, brother, and bandmate however you can.”

Donations are now being collected for Watts and his family via

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Fit For A King have a new video for “Hooked”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:40 PM (PST)



Fit For A King (FFAK) has released a new video for the song “Hooked”. The band are really energetic and enjoyable live regardless of your faith and have serious drive any metalcore fan who really cares about the scene and not trends will connect with. The band embody this and it is evident.  The new video was Directed by Ryan Valdez who previously helmed the FFAK videos for “Hollow King” and “Keep Me Alive”. The video was shot in a warehouse outside of Dallas.

Watch official video for “Hooked” Here

“Hooked” appears on the band’s most recent album Slave To Nothing

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Fit For A King scooped up for Warped Tour

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:07 AM (PST)


Fit For A King‘s popularity is certainly related to their solid live show as well as their songwriting. They are one of the better younger bands I have seen live in recent years, showing up most of the bands on the Eternal Enemies Tour (with the exception of Kublai Khan who have been killin’ it, flat out). Anyhow, the band behind Slave To Nothing have been selected for Warped Tour again next year.

Slave To Nothing had a remarkable debut at #49 on the Billboard Charts and the band will be on all the Monster Stage North American dates at Warped. Not bad for a little band from Dallas, TX.


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FFAK_cd_grande has premiered the official video for “Slave To Nothing” from Fit For A King today. The song (and video) which features guest vocals from Mattie Montgomery of For Today features a scorching performance from the the back of a speeding 18 wheeler!

Watch Kerrangs premiere of the official video ofSlave To Nothing”: Here

“Slave To Nothing” is the title track for the bands forthcoming new album, which will be released on October 14th via Solid State Records. Produced by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Miss May I), the album is both the heaviest and the most varied songwriting that the band has delivered up to this point.

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Album Review: Fit For A King – “Slave To Nothing”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:24 AM (PST)


Fit For A King‘s Slave To Nothing is impressive, a step forward for the band while retaining enough old sound to appeal to fans familiar with their history. The Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Miss May I) assisted production is perfect for the band. I would kill to work with Will and the band are obviously relishing their collaboration. Solid State Records is matching their greatest releases with this. It certainly is up to par with Demon Hunter’s best, with a display of soaring melody plus a whiplash groove to please fans looking to fill the Chimaira or God Forbid voids as well.

“Young & Undeserving” just sounds mean starting out, but really takes off with spacious guitars and melodic vocals that would please fans of Saosin’s brighter moments of the Cove era. The title track of the album was my least favorite at first, but on repeated listens the repeated shouts and determination felt genuine. Lead verse intro riff also pounds and grooves hard. Kudos to Jared Easterling completely owning this album with a beastly drum arrangements. The record doesn’t reach the ferocity of the also groove heavy Those Who Fear’s latest, but it does really bludgeon at times and with a good sense of purpose. “Cleanse My soul” is great for an introspective singalong drive with a detour or two into deathcore country breakdowns and back, while “The Final Thoughts OF A Dying Man” has some gorgeous lead guitar runs that would make Within the Ruins fans alert, proving Fit For A King aren’t just another band with “King” in their name who are trend-wagon moshing. The guitar work and pining for younger innocence on this mixed with a will to grow get a big thumbs up. This record will make a real fun live show as well, no doubt.

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Oh, Sleeper not losing Shane Blay

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM (PST)


Oh, Sleeper vocalist/guitarist Shane Blay was announced as the new singer of the Wovenwar project, also featuring members of As I Lay Dying not guilty of tragically poor murderous lapses of character or still awesome Ahhhnold parody metal. Wovenwar is going to be pretty cool but fans of Oh, Sleeper worried it spelled the end for the popular band.

“To put to rest the rumors that I’m leaving Oh Sleeper I tell you this: Micah and I started this band 8 years ago and have stayed with it through the thick and thin. That is still the case. Its tattoo’d on my chest for crying out loud. As long as Oh Sleeper is a band, I’ll be in it.” – Shane Blay
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The Overseer premieres song Scarlet Wool off upcoming album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:13 AM (PST)

The-Overseer-Rest-and-Let-Go-coverArkansas metalcore band The Overseer have premiered a song off their upcoming album Rest and Let Go. The song is titled “Scarlet Wool” and the album is set for release on March 4th.

You can listen to it here.

You can head over to the Solid State and pre-order the album here. Rest and Let Go is the bands second album and a follow-up to the bands 2012 album We Search, We Dig.

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Fit For A King premiere video for “Keep Me Alive”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM (PST)

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Texas metallers Fit For A King have debuted a new music video for their song “Keep Me Alive”.

“Keep Me Alive” comes off of the forthcoming album Descendants, which is a re-recorded version of their 2011 debut.

Descendants is set to be released on November 25 via Solid State Records.

Check out the video as well as a statement about the video from vocalist Ryan Kirby here.

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My Heart to Fear premiere “The Witching Hour Pt. II”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM (PST)

algorithm Pennsylvania Metallers My Heart to Fear have announced that their debut full length effort Algorithm will drop on July 9th via Solid State Records.

In anticipation of this release, the band has premiered the lyric video for the song “The Witching Hour Pt. II”.

Vocalist Trevor Pool had this to say about the song:

“’The Witching Hour Pt. II’ carries on in the vein of an older song, ‘The Witching Hour.’  “The song was purposefully written as a sequel because we felt the original song was too metaphorical and could be difficult to grasp. With ‘Pt. II’ there is a plainly told story about the study and experimentation of the theological duality between demons/the Devil and angels/God.”

Check out the video for “The Witching Hour Pt. II” here.

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Lyric Video: Fit For A King – “Warpath”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:07 PM (PST)

fit-for-a-king-creation-destruction-coverTexas metalcore group Fit For A King have released a lyric video for their new single “Warpath.”  The song comes from the band’s forthcoming Solid State Records debut, Creation/Destruction. They are set to release the album March 12, 2013.

To check out the video click right here.

Vocalist Ryan Kirby commented on “Warpath:”

“We felt like ‘Warpath’ showed all the different elements this album has to offer. When the song was originally written we had no intentions of it being a ‘single’ but once we played with the structure and added vocals it instantly became one of our favorites. Plus, we used a clip of the song in the first studio update we put out and got a very good response!”

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Music Video: Underoath – “Sunburnt”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM (PST)

Just a few days into their farewell tour, Florida metalcore act Underoath have released a music video for their new song “Sunburnt.”  This is one of two new songs featured on their recent Solid State Records retrospective release, Anthology 1999-2013.

To give the video a watch click right here.

As we mentioned earlier, Underoath a re currently on a farewell tour.  If you would like more info on dates, venues, etc. you can find them right here.

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Wolves At The Gate stream new song

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM (PST)

Wolves at the Gate Wolves at The Gate have just released their new holiday song “The King” via Alternative Press for streaming. The song comes fresh of f of the band’s album Captors. The song is available for download on December 4th on iTunes and Amazon.

To here the song click here.

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Music Video: August Burns Red – “Flurries”

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM (PST)

Nothing is more metal than a holiday album–right?…August Burns Red has just released an animated music video for their song “Flurries off of their Holiday album Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday.

If you so happen to fall in love with the song, it’s already out on iTunes, so there is no need to wait until Christmas time to buy it.

To see the full video click here.

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