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Couch Slut from NYC are really interesting in that they provoke but don't always define, reflecting the listener. Eschewing preachy interviews and letting the art be interpreted by the projections of the viewer more often than not is novel these days. The controversy over the context of their Handshake Inc. My Life As A Woman almost Raymond Pettibon-esque cover art faded a bit when people realized the band were a co-ed bunch of noise/metal/post-punk ragers with sophisticated aesthetics, but people should notice more how killer the music is. Shows with Insect Ark, Melt Banana and Pyrrhon have helped, as will a June NYC Vitus Northside Fest appearance sure to kick ass! Key track: the psycho, jazz, dirge headfuck of "Carpet Farmer". pic by Justina Villanueva
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Italian metallers Lacuna Coil are preparing to tear up North America next month.
Lacuna Coil are touring in support of their upcoming album Delirium which will drop on May 27 via Century Media Records.
Butcher Babies, 9Electric and Painted Wives will be offering support on the tour.
Check out tour dates and stream the lyric video for “The House of Shame” here.Add to My Radar
Baroness remain super skilled at creating a certain escapism that nonetheless makes you feel all your aches, pains and hard won victories. There is emotional resonance in their material that far and away rings more bells than, say, blood gargling black metal under a moldy rock.
“Shock Me” from Purple now has a fitting video, directed by Don Tyler and John Baizley with art direction by Karen Jerzyk. It’s a lot more interesting than the live studio “Chlorine & Wine” video, which is such a powerful tune that could’ve benefited from the aesthetic play and colorful pseudo-expressionism that sprouts wonderful seeds in this new clip effectively.
Not to mention, even by high Baroness standards this tune has not only a memorable chorus but a serious burner of a guitar solo.Add to My Radar
Connecticut tech death metallers Eschaton have released the music video for their song “The Beast Is Awakened.”
“The Beast Is Awakened” comes from the band’s latest album Sentinel Apocalypse.
Sentinel Apocalypse is out now via Unique Leader Records.
Check out “The Beast Is Awakened here.Add to My Radar
Schammasch and Prosthetic Records have another great new video out, this one for the very Enslaved/Woods Of Ypres-esque and stark “Metanoia”. Pre order this immensely skilled band’s new Triangle release (over 100 minutes of music!) HERE. We are def looking forward to this one around these parts.
Check it out BELOW.
As they close out their last week of their extensive 8-week-long North American tour, Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK have unveiled another music video for their “God’s On Vacation” single from their latest album, Pillars of Ash (January 29, Relapse). Check out this NSFW video, directed by Alixandra Petrovich, now on Vevo and YouTube. “God’s on Vacation” also recently appeared in the Mortal Combat XL trailer and NPR said the song brings the past into the present with its “Slayer-slashed riffs, gut-curdling wah-wah, an unrelenting rhythm section and trashy-as-hell hardcore-punk hooks.”
Since their formation over 10 years ago, Black Tusk have established themselves as one of the hardest working bands in rock. After four full-lengths, numerous splits and EP’s and thousands of shows under their belts, the punk/metal power trio was faced with an immense and unexpected tragedy in late 2014 when founding bassist/vocalist Jonathan Athon passed away after a motorcycle accident in his hometown. Now, as a testament to his profound and lasting legacy on the heavy music scene, the band, which also features guitarist Andrew Fidler and drummer James May with Corey Barhorst (Niche, Kylesa) now on bass, are releasing Pillars of Ash, the culmination of three brothers-in-arms’ blood, sweat and tears, and is Black Tusk’s finest accomplishment to date.
Road dates below.
Southern California’s Night Demon have announced the first leg of their “Final Curse Tour”.
The tour will start next month in Albuquerque and will play through twenty-one dates and wrap up in Seattle.
Night Demon will see support on this tour from Visigoth and Against the Grain.
Check out the tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Yesterday they released the video for their song “At Dawn’s First Light”, off of the upcoming album.
Check out the video for “At Dawn’s First Light” and Amon Amarth tour dates here.Add to My Radar
In preparation for the release of that album the band is releasing a play-through of their song “Defeat Zeke”.
Check out the “Defeat Zeke” play-through and “The Sentinel’s Order” here.Add to My Radar
Brimstone Coven, Gehennah, Ketzer, Sourvein, Artillery and Accuser are in the spotlight this spring in “6 Bands in 60 Seconds”.
The project was started in November by Brian Slagel, Metal Blade Records and RED Music.
Winter’s bands included Act of Defiance, Rivers of Nihil, Twitching Tongues, Culture Killer, Visigoth, and Harlott.
Check out both “6 Bands in 60 Seconds” videos here.Add to My Radar
Today, Swiss avant-garde extreme metal titans SCHAMMASCH proudly unveil the first track from their highly anticipated new album, Triangle, which is set for worldwide release on April 29 via Prosthetic Records.
Triangle marks the band’s third album and encompasses 100 minutes in its entirety, with three distinct 33-minute movements differing in atmosphere and style and each representing the three stages of the album’s strong concept – Part I: The Process Of Dying, Part II: Metaflesh and Part III: The Supernal Clear Light Of The Void. This very unique concept is visually presented by a series of four photographs presented as a bold triple-gatefold, limited-edition 3LP set and a 3CD set with imagery realised by acclaimed photographer Ester Segarra (Watain, Behemoth) and graphic designer Valnoir (Alcest, The Black Dahlia Murder). Rarely is such a grand musical and aestethic feat accomplished within the bounds of extreme metal.
“Consensus,” the first track to see the light of day from their forthcoming epic, can be seen streaming below.
NYC’s alternative hard rock/progressive metal band Vajra are a singular entity, a very special experience who deserve to be playing big festivals to thousands . Even in a small club setting the band recall the exotic blend of Jane’s Addiction or South Africa’s Tribe After Tribe crossed with the eerie Siouxsie Sioux meets East Indian influenced rock vocals of Annamaria Pinna. Vajra offer a potent brew, melodic and earthy yet in touch with a completely different plane of existence through forward thinking, elaborate grooves and spiritual energy. The band’s rhythm section recall the proficiency of Tool or Krokodil and their guitarist Dave Sussman used to play in Bile!
Currently the band have over 4600 views in just one week since their newest video “3.14 (Water Mix)” has been released and we here at Metal Riot want to help that number climb. Check the video out below.
Fans can vote for the new video on Loudwire’s top metal countdown HERE. Show some support.
“We are trying to make the Top 10 Rock and Metal Vids at Loudwire. People can vote once an hour until Fri 3/4. Our last video for ‘Inside The Flame’ was tenured as the video that was on the countdown for the longest amount of time. Of course, that’s the goal for this one as well, especially since we did this video 100% DIY (we wrote it, directed it, starred in it, shot it, edited it, art directed etc). It is based on something that happened in my past.” - Annamaria Pinna