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Death metal royalty CANNIBAL CORPSE have announced perhaps the most evil (yet fun) tour in modern memory in support of Violence Unimagined. I mean, holy frig – that is a stacked line-up.

A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records, the trek begins February 19th in Atlanta, Georgia and makes its way through over two dozen cities, closing on March 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Additional support will be provided by Shadow Of Intent. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 15th at 10:00am local time.

Comments CANNIBAL CORPSE’s Alex Webster, “We’re very excited to announce our first tour for Violence Unimagined as part of this amazing lineup with Whitechapel and Revocation. We can’t wait to get back on the road and be on stage again. See you all soon!”

Comments Whitechapel’s Alex Wade, “We are excited to get back on the road after two years of no shows and what better band to do it with than death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE. We thank them for bringing us along and can’t wait to see you all out there playing songs off our new album Kin.”

Comments Revocation’s Dave Davidson, “It’s been almost two years since our last show; needless to say we’re beyond excited to hit the road with CANNIBAL CORPSE, Whitechapel, and Shadow Of Intent this Winter. This tour will be an absolute banger; get your tickets now so you’re not left out in the cold wishing you were circle pitting with all of your friends”

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Been nice to see more people giving props to Tony Martin-era Sabbath lately, which has many hidden gems to choose from. Hierarchy crushed “Headless Cross” in late 2020 and added extreme metal elements, and now we also get this stunning Sorcerer take on “When Death Calls” just shy of a year later.

According to Sorcerer guitarist Peter Hallgren, “Black Sabbath is an endless source of inspiration for writing good music in whatever style of hard rock and metal.” Additionally, singer Anders Engberg says: “You can hear it in the early Sorcerer songs, that we are a lot about Black Sabbath. Maybe we tend to mix in the more melodic parts – more like the Dio and Tony Martin era albums – in the music we make today. For me ‘When Death Calls’ is one of the strongest songs I think they have written. A really doomy song, which in my opinion sounds a lot like the music we create in Sorcerer. After having a blast recording ‘Gates of Babylon’, we decided to give covering another spin. ‘When Death Calls’ was unanimously chosen as the track to go for!

Sadly, Brian May does not cameo. Nonetheless, it still rules.

Sorcerer’s “When Death Calls” is now streaming on all digital platforms: metalblade.com/sorcerer

Sorcerer line-up:
Anders Engberg: Vocals
Kristian Niemann: Guitar
Peter Hallgren: Guitar
Justin Biggs: Bass
Richard Evensand: Drums

Co-production, Keyboards: Conny Welén
Mixing and Mastering: Ronny Björnström
Cover art: Jani Stefanovic

photo by Jess Dankmeyer

East Coast extremists FULL OF HELL have forged a formidable path through the underground the last few years and now return with their latest uncompromising collection of anguish and triumph, Garden of Burning Apparitions. This is a towering record that will stop you in your tracks and consume YOU, instead of serving as empty consumption. Parts of this record prove you really can love both your Hammerhead and your Harmony Corruption, kids.

Some of the band stop by today to fill us in on the new and even noisier than ever variant of the band’s evolving sound and just what it means to be FoH in 2021.

Read more BELOW.

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Riot readers, listening to Ensiferum’s excellent Two Paths and reading my email and saw that we thankfully have an update on Richie from Judas Priest. He is so talented and just two years younger than me. Glad the dude is on the mend – see below in Richie’s own words:

‘Maniacs…

I’ve always been grateful for the opportunities I’ve been presented with.  I’ve always considered myself THE most fortunate man ever – to be able to play my favourite music – with my favourite band – to my favourite people around the world…

Today just being able to type this to you all is the biggest gift of all…

As I watch footage from the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky, I can see in my face the confusion and anguish I was feeling whilst playing ‘Painkiller’ as my aorta ruptured and started to spill blood into my chest cavity….

I was having what my doctor called an aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection.

From what I’ve been told by my surgeon, people with this don’t usually make it to the hospital alive…..

I was taken to nearby Rudd Heart & Lung Center and quickly went into what turned out to be a 10 ½ hour emergency open heart surgery.

Five parts of my chest were replaced with mechanical components…..I’m literally made of metal now….

It could have all ended so differently – we only had an hours set that night due to Metallica’s performance after us – and it does cross my mind if it was a full set, would I have played until total collapse…? If it hadn’t happened in such a high adrenaline situation would my body have been able to keep going long enough to reach the hospital…?

The amazing Heart & Lung Center was 4 miles away from the gig site – if it had been further away……..

We can always drive ourselves crazy with these things but I’m still alive thankfully.  Whatever the circumstances, when watching that footage, the truth is, knowing what I know now, I see a dying man…..

I’ve been moved to tears and humbled by friends, family, my fantastic band, crew and management and also you guys sending me videos and messages of love and support during the last week – I thank you all so much and although I have a recovery road ahead of me, as soon as I’m able to get up and running again, you’ll be the first to know and we’ll get back out there delivering the goods for you all….!

One last thing maniacs, this came totally out of the blue for me – no history of a bad heart, no clogged arteries etc…my point is I don’t even have high cholesterol and this could’ve been the end for me.  If you can get yourselves checked – do it for me please……     

Lots of love and see you down the front again soon….

Richie…’

This is from our strong falcon –  he will be flying high again just as soon as he is able….

JUDAS PRIEST
October 6th, 2021

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Well, this was a fun one. There are many blood flinging thrash albums that have kicked our asses here and back again over the years, but which one has the best opening track of all time?

We asked a wide range of scene folks for their opinions. Prong, Exhumed, Psychic Hit, High Command, Titan To Tachyons, Crisis, Walking Bombs, Filth Is Eternal, Bad Wolves, Hororhaus, Stormland, Gridfailure, Luna 13, Extinction A.D., The End A.D. members and alumni plus our pal Drewdas Priest all chime in with thoughts.

Let the battle begin BELOW!

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Cleveland death enthusiasts 200 STAB WOUNDS have revealed the painstakingly wince inducing gory cover art of their Dr. Giggles approved debut album Slave To The Scalpel.

“Drilling Your Head”, the first single, is as unforgiving as it comes and would click well with fans of Stigmata, Skinless, Obituary and Internal Bleeding (to name a few). So yeah, it is fucking all brutesy, no cutesy.

Maggot Stomp will release Slave To The Scalpel November 12th on CD, cassette, and all digital platforms, with a vinyl edition due in early 2022. Examine preorder options HERE.

Pre Order and check out the first deranged rager HERE.

Slave To The Scalpel Track Listing:
1. Skin Milk
2. Tow Rope Around The Throat
3. Stifling Stew
4. Itty Bitty Pieces
5. Phallic Filth
6. Slave To The Scalpel
7. Drilling Your Head
8. Paths To Carnage
9. Expirated Splatter

The moment some of us (and others definitely weren’t waiting) is here as notorious pranksters Limp Bizkit are back with the “Dad Vibes” unleashed on the masses. Frankly, if you were a hater this song isn’t going to change your mind. If you like things like fun and can allow that the band is basically a funny, larger than life meme for Nu Metal excess at this point…it is a fucking good time (with a Sabotage-copped look and a hallway/hood pass).

Also happy to report that despite some concerns it seems Fred says “sad” and not a homophobic slur in the chorus, so we will be bumping this today in celebration. Welcome back, dudes. Hope this crushes the charts and Marilyn Manson gets mad cuz Wes Borland is out there living his best life.

photo by jorn veberg

Norwegian doom metal pioneers FUNERAL will be releasing their newest full-length, Praesentialis in Aeternum, on December 10, 2021 via Season of Mist!

The band is now sharing the massive and darkly melodic first single, “Ånd,” which features guest vocals from Lars Are Nedland (SOLEFALD/BORKNAGAR), along with an official music video that was created entirely by the band!

Pre-orders for Praesentialis in Aeternum are now live HERE. You can pre-save the record on streaming services HERE.

Judas Priest postpone tour as Richie has heart issues

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:26 AM (PST)

Fresh off Louder Than Life, metal icons Judas Priest have had to again postpone 50th anniversary celebration touring after Richie Faulkner was hospitalized.

How about instead we all try wishing well a young guy who steals the show every night and who has done his best to keep the band we love fucking rolling full steam ahead for many years now.

Metal Riot has your back, Richie. Sending healing love and firepower to you, buddy.

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A big thanks this week to the Succumb camp for doing this brand new interview with us promoting the new, must hear XXI release. Not quite a “best kept secret” anymore now that their star is rising, but certainly they remain a band you hope thrive yet also whom are so good you almost still want to covet their music to yourself in a secret, blood encrusted cave. I actually was worried they had broken up but still rocked one of their older debut shirt designs anyway cuz they fucking rule even if they HAD been one and done.

Thankfully, that wasn’t the case.

Cheri Musrasrik, of course, is a very enigmatic vocalist but the whole band have stepped things up from their already brilliant early material to deliver a complete knock out punch via this latest release. I knew they were special but always hoped they could be THIS special. If that doesn’t make sense now, it will when you hear the new record from this bleak and bludgeoning crew of cadaver kickers.

Thank you to Derek, Harry, Cheri and Kirk for all participating in this. Read more BELOW.

Killswitch Engage – Jesse Leach (vocals), Adam Dutkiewicz (guitars), Joel Stroetzel (guitars), Mike D’Antonio (bass), and Justin Foley (drums) – have remained the most important band in metalcore over the years for many reasons, most of which are top tier songs. The band today release the official video for “Us Against the World” from their latest album, Atonement, out now. Other reasons besides musical that they remain at the top of the pack is their sense of purpose and camaraderie paired with affirmations of moving through adversity.

The footage is taken from the band’s August 2021 livestream event that took place at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.

“This is one of my favorite songs off the album so I’m glad it is getting some attention and a visual component. It’s a song about facing down the odds and finding confidence to overcome and conquer a situation. I originally wrote it as a battle cry song with my warrior Highland Scottish, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestors in mind. However, it can be about friendship, love, or even the camaraderie of being in a band traveling the world. The title says it all — ‘Us Against The World!'” – Jesse Leach

The video was directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest for MyGoodEye.

Killswitch Engage are currently on the road, touring with SlipknotFever 333, and Code Orange as part of the pretty epic Knotfest Roadshow. The band will also appear at several key fall festivals. All KsE tour dates are below.

Killswitch Engage on tour:
09/24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Fest
09/25 – Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock Fest
09/26 – Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest

with Slipknot, Fever 333, Code Orange:
09/28 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
10/01 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
10/02 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/03 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
10/05 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
10/08 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
10/09 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
10/10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
10/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
10/13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
10/15 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
10/17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
10/19 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/20 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
10/22 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
10/23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/24 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
10/26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/28 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/29 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Code Orange)
10/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
11/01 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
11/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (Knotfest)

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photo by Jack Grisham

October 19th will see the release of an amazing self-titled solo release from KIRA. Kira Roessler has always been a bold and inventive player in bands like Black Flag, dos, The Visitors and many other lesser known yet also influential underground acts.

 

Basically like many punkers I always thought Roessler was one of the coolest people to ever walk the face of this rotten world, so it was awesome to get to chat about the solo record that Kitten Robot Records is releasing after a thirteen year gestation of the material. Roessler has also branched out and been part of sound teams in recent years for Mad Max: Fury Road, Joker, A Star is Born(2018), and Game of Thrones Season 2, in recent years.

 

Kira was produced by Kira and Paul Roessler (TSOL, Josie Cotton, Richie Ramone) and is incredibly refreshing and layered, an uncompromising artist’s pure vision that hurdles genres to capture personal horizons.

 

Stream a taste of the solo album via “The Ghosts” here.

 

And READ MORE BELOW for the full and in-depth interview!

 

In November, New York City true metallers TOWER will release their sophomore studio album, Shock To The System, via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded this May and June at ArtifactAudio in Ridgewood, New York, with Sasha Stroud serving as co-producer and engineer. The album’s cover was created by Morgan Jesse Lappin.

 

According to vocalist Sarabeth Linden, half of the music and lyrics for Shock To The System were written during the recent lockdown attributed to the global pandemic. The result is TOWER’s most complete outing to date — a veritable metal call-to-arms that combines the band’s energetic brand of NWOBHM and classic rock into ten anthemic cuts.

 

“We stayed centered around our established style but took it to new levels in some places,” says Linden. “The heavy parts are heavier than before, the fast parts are faster, the slow parts are slower, and one song is around seven minutes, which we’ve never come close to previously. Musically, there are a lot of firsts on this record.”

 

TOWER (who are completed by the guitar tandem of James Danzo and Zak Penley and drummer James Jones) only has one previous full-length studio album to their credit, 2016’s self-titled outing. While their 2019 Tomorrow & Yesterday EP featured four songs of rocked-up metal, Shock To The System takes TOWER’s sound to the next level.

 

“The first album is already five years old!” exclaims Linden. “It seems so long ago now. The songs that are still in the live set, like ‘Flames’, ‘Raceway Rock’ and ‘Elegy’ are still very much in the vein of the new material. The EP was a bit more simple and aggressive, and those elements are on the album, too, but manifest in a different way. In general, we have grown a lot as a band and as individuals. We’ve matured, and it’s reflected in the music.”
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POSSESSED singer Jeff Becerra walks again after 30 years

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:05 AM (PST)

Jeff Becerra, of formative death and thrash metal band Possessed, has walked again thanks to robotic legs for the first time in thirty years since an armed robbery in 1989 left him paralyzed from the chest down. In the decades since, Jeff has performed in a wheelchair and lived life that way.

The Seven Churches, Beyond The Gates and Revelations Of Oblivion main man shared a clip of himself in a medical facility during the personal moment.

Sending horns to Jeff today!

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VOLBEAT will tour USA with GHOST, TWIN TEMPLE in 2022

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:17 AM (PST)

Hard rock hound dogs VOLBEAT today have announced a substantial tour with ghastly (in a good way) company!

We are pleased to announce a Volbeat & Ghost co-headline tour with special guest Twin Temple in the United States early 2022!

Rebels & Angels Fan Club presale begins tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21st at 10am local. Log in to your R&A account for the password: https://Volbeat.dk

General on sale starts Friday, September 24th at 10am local.

Limited VIP packages available starting Tuesday for the fan presale and at general on sale. Full details on VIP packages at https://Volbeat.dk

Jan 25 | Reno, NV
Jan 27 | Seattle, WA
Jan 28 | Nampa, ID
Jan 29 | Portland, OR
Jan 31 | West Valley City, UT
Feb 2 | Denver, CO
Feb 4 | Lincoln, NE
Feb 5 | Minneapolis, MN
Feb 7 | Columbus, OH
Feb 8 | Hershey, PA
Feb 10 | Newark, NJ
Feb 11 | Worcester, MA
Feb 12 | Camden, NJ
Feb 14 | Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 15 | Toledo, OH
Feb 16 | Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 18 | Chicago, IL
Feb 19 | Cincinnati, OH
Feb 20 | Milwaukee, WI
Feb 21 | St. Louis, MO
Feb 23 | Independence, MO
Feb 25 | Houston, TX
Feb 26 | Dallas, TX
Feb 28 | El Paso, TX
Mar 1 | Phoenix, AZ
Mar 3 | Anaheim, CA

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