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Chelsea Grin to reissue “Self Inflicted” with two new tracks

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4:53 PM (PST)


Utah deathcore rockers Chelsea Grin are preparing to reissue their most recent release Self Inflicted on January 27 via Rise Records.

The re-issue will feature two new tracks: “American Dream” and “Avidus”.

The band is also gearing up for a tour with Ice Nine Kills, Gideon, and Enterprise Earth.

Check out tour dates, “American Dream” and the tracklist for the Self Inflicted re-issue here.

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TDWP take on gun violence with “Lock and Load”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:52 AM (PST)


On December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, CA, 14 people were killed and 22 seriously injuried in the biggest mass shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Eight days later, The Devil Wears Prada‘s Mike Hranica drove from his Chicago home to meet up with guitarist Kyle Sipress in Kansas City to write and demo new material for what would become Transit Blues (October 7/Rise Records) Both very much affected by the escalating gun violence the world had been experiencing, “Lock & Load” began to take shape.


Check out what Hranica has to say HERE.


The Devil Wears Prada kicks off the European Leg of its global tour in support of Transit Blues on November 17 in Belgium. The entire itinerary is HERE.

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Album Review: The Devil Wears Prada – “Transit Blues”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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The Devil Wears Prada return with one of their better full lengths, the new and
colorfully titled Transit Blues. The band sound far from travel weary on the record
though, turning in one of their rowdier performances to date and first full length
post-Chris. Kyle Sipress really proves his full worth here and the songwriting is some
of the band’s most concise to date. The thing with Prada is if you aren’t as crazy
about one release you very well might love the next because they love to dabble with
their core sound while retaining signature elements. It is also why they have a great
live show because they aren’t afraid of dynamics but also know when a hype song like
new single “Daughter” or the rapid fire intro riff of the closing title track is the way to go.

“Praise Poison”, the opening track, is particularly strong. It starts with a
percussive rattle and soon erupts into a headwalking whirl of syncopated crush and
fierce guitar tones. “Consider me dead and buried,” sings Mike Hranica, but this song
is as lively as some of the craziest stuff from The Chariot’s glory years and with an
expanded sense of fret teasing while also knowing when to lay back and let simpler
chords build momentum (something so many younger bands drop the ball on these days).




Nothing super biased against Rise Records other than that most of the bands they sign are insanely overrated and twee (in the worst of emo ways). They did however put out a Blast!/EHG split and Garret Klahn records recently , which almost makes up for the bulk of the rest of their output over the years. Seriously, I can’t tell you the amount of times I heard from industry people my vocals weren’t high pitched enough for the “current rock climate” over the last decade plus even though I can go toe to toe onstage with almost anyone and hold my own, but nope…don’t give anything different without swooping fucking bangs a chance!  Fuck that! Listen to Type O Negative, you damn millennials. Wait, you’re not worthy.

Rant aside…Exotype are by faaaaaaar the coolest younger band Rise signed in ages. They could certainly be considered as good as or better than, say, The Browning. And now they are beefing pretty hard over the label allegedly not promoting one of their songs for Orlando Victims because the band ostensibly wasn’t “Rise” enough.

Exotype released some screen shots today and a statement:

Here’s why you guys cant see our new video. Because apparently none of you know who we are. Our music fell on “deaf ears”. Gee, I wonder if that’s because they didn’t do shit to promote us, and tried to sabotage our careers the second we didn’t sell enough CD’s that we weren’t supplied with first week. Also, “what video”? hahahaha. Just goes to show how in tune with his label he is.

I hope Exotype keep going strong, personally. They have a good thing going and bands need to remind labels that in 2016 you should be able to find a target audience for anything, not try and make bands play to the center/style over substance anymore. Fuck that shite.

If you want to learn more about Exotype, here is a fun interview I did with them awhile back. It is a shame to read how excited they were to be working with the label and the state of things now. Cheers.

Chelsea Grin release “Never, Forever” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 4:01 PM (PST)


Utah deathcore trouble makers Chelsea Grin have released a music video for their song “Never, Forever”.

“Never, Forever”  comes off of Self-Inflicted which is out today!

From the opening note of this song my love for Chelsea Grin and deathcore is reaffirmed. Covering the emotive topic of heartbreak (“There was nothing I could do to make you stay // I just wish all this pain would go away!”) Chelsea Grin never compromise their sonic heaviness.

Chelsea Grin are on Warped Tour all summer long!

Check out the video and lyrics for “Never, Forever” here.

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Of Mice & Men release “Pain” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 3:47 PM (PST)


California metalcore rockers Of Mice & Men have released a music video for their song “Pain”.

I haven’t been a huge fan of Of Mice & Men up to this point but “Pain” brings a heaviness that I can’t help but to appreciate. Both the sound of the song and the aesthetic of the music video reminds of of the type of music that got me into hard rock and heavy metal (Korn circa See You on The Other Side, the Marilyn Manson greatest hits CD and Three Days Grace’s One-X.) Just check out this chorus:

“Pain // Every day when I awake // In my blood and through my veins // Now there’s nothing left that you can take away from me // Pain!”

“Pain” comes off the upcoming album Cold World due out on September 9.

Of Mice & Men are currently on tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.

Check out “Pain” and OM&M tour dates here.

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Chelsea Grin premiere “Broken Bonds” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:18 AM (PST)


Utah deathcore slammers Chelsea Grin have premiered their latest video “Broken Bonds”.

“Broken Bonds” comes off the band’s forthcoming album Self Inflicted due out July 1 on Rise Records.

In addition to releasing a new album Chelsea Grin will be on Warped Tour this summer.

Check out “Broken Bonds” and the Self Inflicted album art here.

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Crown the Empire announce ‘Retrograde’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 5:35 PM (PST)


Texas post-hardcore rockers Crown the Empire have announced their newest album Retrograde.

Retrograde will be released on July 22 via Rise Records.

In addition to releasing Retrograde Crown The Empire will be playing the entirety of  the V Warped Tour this summer.

Check out Crown The Empire’s newest song “Zero” here.

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Chelsea Grin stream new song “Skin Deep”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 6:24 PM (PST)


Salt Lake City deathcore face-smashers Chelsea Grin released the video for their song “Skin Deep” here.

“Skin Deep” comes off of the upcoming album Self Inflicted, out July 1 via Rise Records.

Chelsea Grin will spend this summer on Warped Tour.

Check out the track list and album art for Self Inflicted as well as the videos for “Skin Deep” and “Clickbait” here.

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The Acacia Strain release “Send Help” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:07 AM (PST)

The Acacia Strain

Massachusetts deathcorers in The Acacia Strain have released a music video for their song “Send Help”.

“Send Help” comes off Come Witch which came out in 2014 via Rise Records.

Check out the Max Moore directed video here.

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Music creates different reactions in different people. Different strokes to rule the world, so to speak. Heavy music is just as divided over sub genres as indie rock or electronic or rap. Some people only like death metal or prog or love or hate metalcore. Don’t even get me started on how many styles of punk people like to bicker over.

Writing is a bit more matter of fact. Stripped of the noise of guitar or screams, words alone can invite in or dissuade anyone. Whether you are a fan of singer Mike Hranica’s very popular band The Devil Wears Prada or not, I’d strongly suggest anyone read his new book Three Dots & The Guilt Machine. Order it HERE.

Mostly poetry or reflections on travel, faces met along the way or the numbing or raw feeling filled clamor of the modern world, the book is really, really good. It is probably my favorite thing Mike has actually had his name attached to, though I am a big fan of his band’s fifth record 8:18.

It was nice to have a very mellow phone chat with Mike about the five year process of making this book, wrestling with incomplete work as well as what to keep personal, the power of memory and some additional discussion of his band’s recent conceptual Space EP. Check it out BELOW.

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Memphis May Fire Partner with Guitar World On “Stay The Course” Contest

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 4:01 PM (PST)


Memphis May Fire has partnered with Guitar World on a playthrough video contest around the recent release of the band’s latest release, ‘Unconditional (Deluxe Edition)’.

To enter, watch the video of Kellen and Ant playing “Stay the Course” here, then film your own playthrough video and post a link to your video in the YouTube playthrough video’s comments. The band will watch ALL the submissions and pick a winner (the person who plays the song as accurately as possible). Note that you’ll also need to fill out the entry form below by September 18, 2015!

One grand-prize winner will win:

• A new ESP LTD EC-50 BLKS guitar (pictured above)
• A one-year Guitar World magazine subscription
• Memphis May Fire shirt from the Merchnow store (preference of winner)
• A signed copy of Unconditional (Deluxe Edition)
• Winner’s video featured on Memphis May Fire’s YouTube channel.

Here’s the official “Stay the Course” music video for extra inspiration!


Guitarist Kellen McGregor says, “Stay the Course was a lot of fun to write and very rewarding to see it be received so well by our fans. We always get requests for play-throughs of our songs and felt this song in particular would be a perfect fit! We hope y’all have fun with the covers and we look forward to checking them out!”

Memphis May Fire recently played to record crowds as one of the headliners on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour and are set to follow that up with a tour of Australia, Europe and the UK this fall. The band is also confirmed to play Warped Tour UK on October 18 in London, alongside Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red and many more.

Unconditional (Deluxe Edition) is available for purchase and/or streaming atiTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayMerchnowBest Buy and FYE.

For more about Memphis May Fire, follow them on FacebookTwitter,Instagram and Snapchat (mmfsnaps).

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Memphis May Fire’s acoustic “Beneath The Skin” is here

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:05 PM (PST)


Memphis May Fire are premiering an acoustic version of fan favorite “Beneath The Skin” today on Youtube.

The track is one of 4 bonus tracks that appear on the upcoming Deluxe Edition of the band’s latest LP ‘Unconditional’, which will be released this Friday.

In addition to the acoustic version of “Beneath The Skin,” the LP features the new tracks “My Generation”“Stay The Course” and an acoustic version of “Need To Be.” The music video for “Stay The Course” can be viewed here.

Guitarist Kellen McGregor says, “It’s always enjoyable to reimagine songs acoustically as we’re primarily a band that writes heavy music with a lot of riffing. ‘Need To Be’ made sense to choose considering it’s already a softer track from “Unconditional” & lends itself nicely to an acoustic interpretation. Reworking ‘Beneath The Skin’ was a fun challenge due to its heavier nature, but the process was very rewarding & it turned out more amazing than we could have possibly imagined.”

The Deluxe Edition was remixed & remastered by Brian Hood (Being As An Ocean, Sworn In) at 456 Recordings.

Pre-orders are available on MerchNow and iTunes.

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Album Review: The Devil Wears Prada – “Space” EP

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM (PST)


I love that The Devil Wears Prada always make me reasses intial impressions on repeat listens, at least since their early days. Prada have subtly tweaked their sound in ways fans have accepted more than, say, Job For A Cowboy with each release. It’s hard to pin how some bands can be succesful at this with fans while others aren’t as embraced.

I like that TDWP “never sounded quite like this” each time, while still retaining trademark elements, dissonance, screaming, some catchy
hooks for the new school emocore kids and weird textures. The Chariot was another band that managed to evolve really distinctively, whereas while the new JFAC proggier direction yielded some cool results, you’d be hard pressed to peg it as the band you knew even an album ago.

Prada meanwhile have been perfecting their approach with each release since Dead Throne. Their themed Zombie EP is a well loved “aww shit” classic to many of their fans, some of their heaviest yet well developed tunes. I like the idea of themed concept EPs a bit more than stringing a story through many albums ala Coheed, for example. I mean, it’s cool to follow a lengthy intertwined tale as in King Diamond’s Them and Conspiracy albums, but then you have the cases of Geoff Tate from Queensryche calling his post-Queensryche band Operation: Mindcrime or Metallica’s “Unforgiven pt. 15″…and that gets to be painfully desperate, grasping at the last straws of a once glorious concept. Prada have decided to put more substance in their albums both long and short, with consistently superior long players and EPs with short little punch to the gut/head concepts that are easy to participate in with enthusiasm for a bit before moving on to the next material.

Full review BELOW.


Of Mice & Men regrets to announce that the remaining dates of the ‘Full Circle Tour’ will be cancelled. Therefore, tonight’s show at Soma in San Diego and Tuesday’s show at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City will no longer go ahead. Lead singer Austin Carlile was admitted to a hospital yesterday morning and per doctor’s orders has been kept in overnight for evaluation. The band regrets not being able to perform for their fans and hopes to be back in both cities as soon as possible. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase, however Of Mice & Men are planning to reschedule both shows for a later date in the year. We will have more news on this in the the coming weeks and tickets holders are welcome to retain their tickets, as they will remain valid for these rescheduled dates.”

Speedy recovery, hombre.

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