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Harms Way dates with Soft Kill coming up in June

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:17 AM (PST)

This June, Harm’s Way will head back out on the road for their “Posthuman Pacific Northwest Tour”, featuring special guests Soft Kill, before joining the final, full cross country Vans Warped Tour later that month, with Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, and many more. This is an inspired pairing of two very different bands and I would go to it in a hot second.

See below for all dates.

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Wayfarer announce new album details

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:09 PM (PST)

Denver black metal act WAYFARER has issued the cover art, track listing, and other details of their impending third LP, World’s Blood, nearing May release through Profound Lore Records. The band also announces new spring tour dates with the likes of Primitive Man, Krallice, Forn, and more.

A reflection of the Rocky Mountains and high plains of their native Colorado, WAYFARER tells a story that is uniquely American. Drawing influence as much from the dusty, dark Americana of the “Denver sound” and the scores of epic Westerns as they do the fury and melody of black metal, WAYFARER brings something original to the table with a sound that is at once aggressive and honest. Their third album World’s Blood paints a hallucinatory picture of the Western frontier, and the haunting presence of the blood in the soils from a culture lost to time.

WAYFARER recorded World’s Blood in the winter of early 2018 at The Thousand Caves in New York under the watchful production of Colin Marston. The cover displays an antique photograph by Edward S. Curtis taken in Montana in 1908.

Profound Lore will release World’s Blood on May 25th; audio samples, preorders, and more will be released in the weeks ahead.

More info and upcoming tour dates BELOW.

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We have been stans of Insect Ark for awhile now , the Dana Schechter  (M. Gira’s Angels Of Light, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Zeal & Ardor, Gnaw) founded project which expanded to a duo featuring Ashley Spungin (Taurus, Purple Rhinestone Eagle) to enhance a powerful creative drive. If there were animated gifs of them we would retweet them at people to show them we mean business. Anyway, my dorkery aside…the band has an awesome dynamic and their material is killer. Super great news is that Profound Lore will release their newest full length on Feb. 23rd. Entitled Marrow Hymns, it is one of our most anticipated early 2018 must hear records.

Revolver is showcasing the band’s new song “Sea Harps” now right HERE.

Says Schechter, “‘Sea Harps,’ a favorite in our live sets, is loosely based on the Greek myth of the Sirens. Broadcasting an ominous and lonely call into the night, the Sirens’ song was irresistible to all who heard it, luring sailors to an untimely and violent death.”

The latest song has a marvelous dirgy quality and an insanely textural physicality. The atmosphere of the early songs is expanded on this track into an intense whirl of lap steel, bass and repetitive drum patterns, like climbing up a very tall stone staircase in the fog to finally break free and get a wide view for miles and miles of nature surpassing our falling cities ambivalently. The song wins without losing any of the alienation or restless wanderlust that made the old songs so compelling. I can see why it reminds Dana of someone being pulled through a turbulent sea towards the rocks.

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SubRosa brought their Wuthering Heights as gothic doom metal splendor to Beacon, NY tonight on an off night show from their tour with Wovenhand and wowed a lucky and modest but enraptured Sunday crowd at new venue The Platform in Beacon, NY. “Black Majesty” was indeed felt by all and I was beyond thrilled to finally witness the band live after being a fan for many years. In fact, it is crazy to think it has been ten years almost since I really fell completely in love with the Strega album and the band has since come to really mean so much to me. If the wait to see them live hadn’t driven me crazy a few times, haha, the band were still very much worth the wait to finally see live. They put on an incredible and very emotional show and I am on cloud nine.

Clover opened the night with their awesome blend of raging hardcore-influenced raw groove metal with semi-counter intuitive smart rhythmic shifts to keep you guessing between roars and super distorted riffs. The sound in this relatively new Beacon, NY space was pretty solid despite a few hiccups. “Aurora” was particularly powerful.

Witchkiss were a rad power trio in the Electric Wizard vein with very cool effected co-ed vocals and include an ex-member of 00’s Poughkeepsie area brawlers When Dreams Die (we joked together about how hardcore dudes who are smart switch to stoner rock as we age to preserve knees and bones from injury). Witchkiss are a lot of fun and you can hear a track on their Bandcamp.

Heavy Traffic, well…I don’t even feel like writing about them much. Rumor had it they cancelled and so the show started late as a result and then the band finally showed up and claimed a prime slot, had to be told to stop playing and as a result of their tardy behavior SubRosa trimmed their set down. I had been waiting like ten years to see SubRosa and they were going to do a few rare acoustic songs and trimmed that just cuz they are nice and were accomodating. Heavy Traffic kind of came off like Brooklyn hipster indie kids trying to be loud enough to play metal shows but with Forrest Gump as a singer. If you think you got over, a lot of people actually were grumbling about it. Try to show up on time or trim your set if late, not the headliner’s time. The place had a ten pm Sunday curfew.

Clover def had a great attitude in that they showed up early, didn’t care if they opened and hit the stage fast and furiously. That’s what is up.

(Update: Day or two later I heard some more details and a counter point of view. I def got up on wrong side bed the morning I wrote this and was perhaps harsher than I needed to be. I heard a few conflicting versions of events a day or so later and it seems the HT dudes weren’t as willfully shady as I had thought. Maybe I just don’t trust any humans? No, what I wrote above was based on an early, incomplete account someone told me for the delay, etc. Also, checking out Heavy Traffic’s music more I am really enjoying “Negative Green”, so go ahead and give them a fair shake HERE. Their sound is actually pretty cool and psych influenced).

Anyway, all in all it was still a wonderful night and SubRosa’s energy was beyond fantastic. A dude from The Ditch & The Delta filled in on bass and SR played as a four piece as Kim is pregnant and not out on this tour as a result, but the band were still electric and potent.

Photos BELOW.

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Band Spotlight: GOLD

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:27 PM (PST)

Gold are really good. You should listen to them. I classified them in our power metal category only because if Gold played power metal that would actually maybe be the weirdest experimental music ever and very rad. They DO play their own awesome kind of music, which is different than what many bands are doing. Optimist has some sweet jams. “White Noise” has a great intro. Prepare to be melted in a metallic wash of BM, post-rock and plaintive melodic musings.

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Pallbearer continue North American tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:31 PM (PST)
Melodic doom merchants Pallbearer are sure to be on many a year end list for Heartless and are currently marching forward into the next portion of their North American 2017 tour. Like some of the later Isis releases, Heartless shows the band able to grow in style while still retaining elements that made them special thus far.
“Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality,” the band explains. “Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can.”

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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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