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SubRosa present new video for “Killing Rapture”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:04 AM (PST)

One of my all time favorites and quite likely yours at this point, SubRosa have a new video out for “Killing Rapture”. The clip is interesting, reminding me of the poetic natural side and camera work of Zhang Yimou’s HERO in the gorgeous and simple opening shot and evolving to a strong juxtaposition of seeming rural rootedness against modern dissociation of self. The rapture in the title in the wee morning hours after Good Friday has just ended and as we may be on the brink of worse bombings in the world, the baby’s face in one moment of the clip…it all has me wondering what the future holds and why pundits are so eager to chase the war ratings and drum up support for unreasonable horrors.

Anyhow, this is an intense and interpretive, well made clip set to the band’s particular and stirring sound. Eternal respect to this group.

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Krallice release “Hyperion”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 7:41 PM (PST)

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Fiendish riff obscurists Krallice have digitally released a new EP called Hyperion HERE.

A CD version, limited to 500 copies, is available for Pre-order as well.

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Guitarist/warlord of the night Jeff Wilson sometimes hits me up with tour news or to shoot the shit. It’s always good to talk the dude as he is a musician who does a lot of things on his own terms. Jeff, in the future, you don’t have to politely ask me to post stuff. Your music is way better than a lot of crap I’ve written about, so just send me tour dates and say ,”here ya go, fucker” and they will soon appear on this site in slim hope that more people will read them then the uptick in traffic we get when we post about stupid mallcore shit (less often, since I am doing the majority of the writing around here now…hahaha). I have a lot more respect for Jeff’s music and so will post about that instead of Five Finger Death Punch in hopes that when I get to Hell the devil will grant me a flaming key of blackened pitch to my own little burnt gingerbread house as a reward and while other bloggers must listen to Falling In Reverse forever I will thankfully get a sip of the river of forgetfulness and that actual Hell on Earth will be erased from my musical memory banks.

Wolvhammer are better than about 99% of the metal bands in the world right now and the other 1% are their peers. Likewise Atriarch. These are two of the bleaker but more truthful acts out there, bands you can lean on in lean times to get you through ugly shit. This is not jock jam metal, bright day at a festival shove mosh metal or idiotic hard choreography repressed homosexual mook metal. This is hit the bottom and come back stronger than ever, vomiting shadows on fake people, elephant in the room, ugly ass Satan metal that actually matters and can save lives.

Says Jeff: After a bit of a live hiatus this year due to cancellation, migration, inebriation and the lot; I’m really stoked to get back out on the road with Wolvhammer in December. We’ve got big plans for this one, playing songs from the entire discography, some never performed before. With our most crushing live lineup to date and the ever flawless Atriarch in tow, this run of dates on the west coast is not to be missed.

If you haven’t heard Crawling Into Black Sun  yet or An Unending Pathway, you are an asshole.

Wolvhammer / Atriarch Desanctifying North America Pt. 2 dates BELOW.

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Agalloch and Helen Money dream tour for the Westward minded

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:18 AM (PST)

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Portland’s long-running dark, progressive metal collective, AGALLOCH, will kick off their eagerly anticipated Serpens In Cvlmination Western Hemisphere Tour MMXV next week. Set to commence on June 5th in Eugene, Oregon, the journey will traverse sixteen cities through nine states and two provinces, drawing to a close on June 20th in Portland. The band will be joined by very special guest, Helen Money.

Dates and music Beloweth.

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Cellist Helen Money (aka Alison Chesley) creates music that enrichens the full being, the totality of a soul’s range of emotions often seeming to hang on each bow stroke. Her unorthodox approach to “doom cello”  on her critically acclaimed Arriving Angels record (as well as a tremendous recent collaboration with none other than her royal majesty of awesomeness Jarboe) plus a lengthy career working on dozens of records supplying more texture to the music of artists as wide ranged as Anthrax, Bob Mould, Disturbed, Mono or Russian Circles, has netted her the sole opening slot on black metal/post-rock darlings Agalloch’s upcoming tour as well as a growing body of awestruck fans.

It was a real pleasure to speak with Chesley about the impact and “feeling” of meaningful music, mortality, touring and other subjects.

Enjoy BELOW.

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Helen Money has been confirmed as direct support for the Agalloch U.S. tour dates in June (starting on June 6th in Sacramento). She continues to support her current release, Arriving Angels (Profound Lore), which was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio and features drummer Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep). Cellist/composer Alison Chesley, a.k.a. Helen Money, merges her classical training with a lifelong affinity for punk rock and a taste for heavy metal. In addition to her own material Chesley has also performed and/or directed string arrangements for artists like Anthrax (Worship Music), Russian Circles (Geneva), Broken Social Scene (Forgiveness Rock Record) and Yakuza. For her previous album, In Tune, she worked with Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles, Neurosis), Sanford Parker (Pelican, Chris Connelly, Yakuza, Buried at Sea).

Click HERE for dates and music.

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Missing is a new “super group” of sorts of underground metal stalwarts who would probably hate that term. It’s not like they will be headlining Live Aid 9 anytime soon, but the guys in the group have a serious pedigree of bands between them (Batillus, Abigail Williams, Lord Mantis, Nachtmystium, Corrections House, etc.). In the aftermath of the Lord Mantis upheaval, I got an invite from my friend Jeff Wilson of black metal standouts Wolvhammer to check out this new band Missing he started with Charlie Fell and Ken Sorceron to basically pick up and evolve where Lord Mantis’ Death Mask left off. But there is more…JefWhitehead , Fade Kainer AND Sanford Parker are on board as well? Holy crow, metal fans.

Check out the birth of the project BELOW (and thanks Jeff).

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Whether setting stages aflame touring with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind or landing on many a year end list (sorry gang, I got into this record too late for my year end poll this year), Witch Mountain have become very well known and respected in the real heavy metal underground.

Their latest offering Mobile Of Angels has been rightly praised by critics. Did the band expect it would get such good reactions? Is the title alluding to teaching kids religion at a young age, like a crib toy?

 “You never know how an album will be received,” says Nathan Carson .“The key is simply to satisfy yourself as an artist. As for the title, it came from a dream that our guitarist had and a nice description of it is included in the lyrics to the title track, as well as the album art.”

The Billy Andersen tracked MoA is a pivotal release for the seemingly super busy drummer, booker, writer Carson’s band. It also would prove the final album (to date) of popular vocalist/demi-goddess of insane pipes Uta Plotkin.

I caught up with Carson to ask him about the release and the band’s future course.

Read more below.

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I’d rather be the band that consistently has played to a few hundred people every night for a career than playing arenas for a certain amount of time and then wind up playing in the suburbs to 30 people for the rest of their “career” as they cling to what’s left. – Stavros Giannopoulos

 

I haven’t had a chance to chat much with my friend Stavros from psychedelic warriors The Atlas Moth since interviewing him for New Noise Magazine when third album The Old Believer first dropped. Since then the band have toured with Russian Circles and Boris plus have some great new stuff from said tours available in their online merch store (the fuckin’ hoodies are DOPE!).

Now that Stavros is home and momentarily settled, it was time to pick his brain anew about recent stuff, being a fan before a musician, not pleasing everyone and generally being the man.

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“The thing that keeps us going, I think, is a strange yet wary faith in the band…” Rebecca K. Vernon

SubRosa are the band I go to when understanding needs to be marrow-deep. When sadness settles in the bones. A place formerly reserved for Acid Bath, Cat Power and Sisters Of Mercy rainy day musings (ok and recently some Lana Del Rey, hahaha). SubRosa proved with More Constant Than The Gods that their songwriting streak is no fluke. The Salt Lake City band are also uplifting, cathartic and powerful with even a touch of activism in the lyrics at times.  It is a mix of mourning, morose rumble and poetry that has the band tapped for Roadburn next year and sharing stages with the likes of Neurosis, Boris and The Atlas Moth.

Click HERE for an exclusive chat with Rebecca Vernon.

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SubRosa, Kayo Dot, Lord Mantis, KEN mode, Botanist, and Lazer/Wulf have also been confirmed for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 

Iceland natives Sólstafir will perform their unique take of a completely instrumental film score, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the cult-classic Viking movie, Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies) by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson at Roadburn Festival 2015 on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.Premiered at Reykjavik’s International Film Festival last week, this will be the first time that Sólstafir will play their live score, in real time while screening Hrafninn Flýgur from start to finish, outside of Iceland, offering our beloved attendees the chance to experience Gunnlaugsson’s epic tale in an entire new dimension on the main stage.

The 20th edition of Roadburn is going to be a treat for those who love soundtracks, as in addition to Sólstafir performing an instrumental soundtrack to Hrafninn Flýgur, Claudio Simonetti‘s Goblin will perform their much acclaimed movie scores for Dawn Of The Dead and Suspiria at the 2015 festival.

On, Friday, April 11, Sólstafir will be part of Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s (Enslaved) and Wardruna‘s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event.

We are also very excited to announce that acclaimed American doom quintet SubRosa will make its Roadburn debut at the 20th edition of the festival on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, SubRosa quickly made a name for itself in the wake of 2011’s No Help For The Mighty Ones and 2013’s universally praised More Constant Than The Gods, thanks to the band’s spellbinding blend of pulverizing doom, gothic atmosphere, and touches of Americana.

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Old Man Gloom release “The Lash”, announce new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM (PST)

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Boston sludgers Old Man Gloom have just released a new song.

The track “The Lash” comes off the band’s forthcoming album The Ape of God.

Old Man Gloom’s label, Profound Lore Records had this to say about the release of the album:

“Everyone’s favorite band in the entire universe, namely Old Man Gloom, have completed work on their new album The Ape Of God. In what will present itself as some of the most engaging and triumphant work that the simian worshiping collective of Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer, SUMAC), Nate Newton (Converge/Doomriders), Caleb Scofield (Cave In), and Santos Montano have conjured to date, The Ape Of God comprises itself of songs that range within the realm of the eclectic, noisy, ambient and experimental with of course the gargantuan steamroller heaviness that plows and forges its way through this work of monolithic sonic art. Basically what one can only expect from the legendary and influential Old Man Gloom, who made their glorious return several years ago to an unsuspecting public with their ‘NO’ album after an eight year hibernation period.”

Check out “The Lash” here.

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Wolvhammer tour dates with Mortals announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM (PST)

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Wolvhammer are leaders of the pack because of consistent quality, even more so than quantity. That is not a penis joke. Clawing Into Black Sun has the attention to minor details yet larger surrender to the music that makes it one of the top black metal releases in recent daze. Now the band have announced tour dates with Mortals and you should be frothin’ at the mouth, rockers.

Click HERE for dates.

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Salt Lake Stunners (and pretty much my fave band since I first heard them) SubRosa have some really good stuff on vinyl  HERE.

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Album Review: Wolvhammer – Clawing Into Black Sun

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:53 PM (PST)

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Wolvhammer have made an incredible record with Clawing Into Black Sun. What I love about it is that the band doesn’t sound like they are really pushing the envelope, but on purpose.They know the sound they want, a sort of American black metal sound with some extra dissonance and grime thrown in, fairly traditional. The thing that elevates it is these songs are very memorable, nearly catchy. I don’t mean that this is some mall black metal crap, rather that on their 3rd LP the Wolvhammer boys have refined their focus to a feral point. Even if you zone out to this album while doing something else, you are not gonna turn it off. And suddenly a riff or snarling vocal will reach out of the blackness and grab you by the throat.

The title track and finale is gonna be my starting point, because While the whole record is really good (especially the riveting march of “Death Division”), the title track is simply anthemic. The diry guitar of Jeff Wilson (of Abigail Williams fame) boils the oil in your veins while the rhythm section charge like armored direwolves killing nazis somewhere in hell. The riffing is just so powerful and tight. “Slaves To The Grime” is not some weird, slightly altered Skid Row homage, but a mid tempo roaring number that could almost, oddly, pass for an Amon Amarth song with Celtic Frost grunts and a vocal that says “I’m living in a fucking garbage heeeaaaappp”! So yeah, it fucking really rules. And the slamming, lamb slaughtering slow solo section is bonkers bat shit head thumping awesome. There is major walls closing in stuff going on here. I hope these guys have nice moms who call them every once in awhile.

The nearly 8 minute “A Light That Doesn’t Yield” is not just a title that vaguely reminds me of all the shitty drivers I saw today who nearly killed me, but rather a moaning and spacious abyssal drift that would make Enslaved proud. This song is like an elegy for all pain, slipping with strong will and fortitude through agony and into realization that they can’t take your soul from you, any god, devil or person, unless you let them. It’s an epic fucking song.

Cover art by Stavros of The Atlas Moth (and band mate of Wilson’s in Chrome Waves) handles the cover art on one of the most satisfying and recommended releases I will throw your way this year.

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