There are some bands more adept at riding the chaos than others in the storied history of underground music. From noise and hardcore pioneers like Steel Pole Bathtub to Man Is The Bastard to synth/indie/post-core bands like Six Finger Satellite to numerous grindcore bands like Fuck The Facts, etc.- some groups just embody the concept of "fuck it/let's really go for it" more than others. NY's Black Mesa sits proudly in that same spirit of frenzy and ferocious inventiveness, as evidenced by their recent compilation of insanely manic live performances. Whatever sub genre they throw in the emotional blender, you are bound to enjoy a deliciously nutritious smoothie of muddy sonic punk purée.
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Hello, my fellow heathens an cretins, it’s that time of the month again where I get blood all over myself as I struggle to pick my top albums of the month. April had a multitude of albums that stuck with me throughout the month and continue to find themselves on my playlist rotation. Let me remind you again, I haven’t listened to every single album that has come out this month or any previous month.Add to My Radar
Well, my fellow heathens an cretins, it’s that time of the month again where I get blood all over myself as I struggle to pick my top albums of the month. Maybe it’s because I’m paying closer attention with each passing year and month of my life, BUT DAMN, another great month that continues a great year of metal! Let me remind you again, I haven’t listened to every single album that has come out this month or any previous month. Who has that kind of time!? I wish I did and I’m determined to make that happen someday.Add to My Radar
Ladies, gentlemen, cretins of all ages, Metal Riot proudly presents our first and last after this über-fail exclusive song premiere!
That’s right, Metal Riot has aligned with Oklahoma’s EVERYBODY PANIC! to skyrocket your heart rate so fast, you’ll think you are about fourth and inches from your first bang fist fight. Indeed panic cretins, for Because Of You comes from a part of the country where the earth is stained red from all the blood shed upon it. It was baptized in blood, if you will. Guitarist Provo has a few words to say, so I’ll let him take over on the next page.
Click here to listen to and download Because Of You, as always with these guys, for FREE.Add to My Radar
And a phenomenal year of metal continues through the month of February. Well, my fellow heathens and cretins, this was another month where I’m literally sweating over my top picks for the month. Let me remind you again, I haven’t listened to every single album that has come out this month. Who has that kind of time!? I wish I did.
And as always, I’m rambling. Just head on over here to see what I think to be this month’s top metal albums. Let the harassing criticism begin!Add to My Radar
This is one hell of a start to a new year. Usually I’m not enamored with an album until the first thaw of the Midwest winter, but not this year my fellow cretins. Mind you I haven’t listened to every single album that has come out this month. Who has that kind of time!? I wish I did.
Anyway, I’m rambling. Head on over here to see what I boldly declare as this month’s top metal albums. Let the harassing criticism begin!Add to My Radar
Greetings my sweet cretins and Happy New Year to you all. I, Nich The Hair, deliver to you my top ten metal albums of the year. We here at Metal Riot saw some phenomenally brutal offerings, and some flat out terrible ones as well, this past year from many of the front runners of metal. Picking and choosing this was hardly an effortless task.
So, without further ado, I humbly submit my selections and await the virtual bitch slapping you psychotic know-it-alls are dying to administer.
Click here for the rundown.Add to My Radar
I was hoping to have this list out before the end of 2011, but good lord… Not only was it a phenomenal year for metal but for music as a whole and narrowing it all down to a “Top Ten” list sucks! With that said, we’re here to keep it 100% Metal Riot.
Seeing how you heathens enjoy commenting on our picks for our Cover Art contests, I am thoroughly looking forward to the shredding I’m sure to receive for my “Top Ten” picks. So, take a wander through THE LIST and please, leave a comment.Add to My Radar
Hello there. Welcome. We know what you’re looking for. Yes. You’ve come seeking Metal knowledge and entertainment. Well you’ve come to the right place. But it’s Sunday, and Sundays are slow news days. Rest assured, if something does happen we will post it (look below). In the meantime you should stay connected to the Scene by joining us on our social outlets: Facebook and Twitter. Do it, and do it now.
Starting next week Metal Riot will have a weekly feature on the site where you, dear readers and headbangers, can submit your live photos from metal shows across the globe and have the opportunity to have your photo featured as Metal Riot’s Live Photo of the Week!
All you need to do is email us your best photo from a metal show you’ve attended recently. Include the date and location, a short caption in your own words (“Look at me mom! I’m crowd surfing at a Slayer concert!!”), and your Metal Riot profile name (if don’t already have a Metal Riot account, create one here).
So go out there and snap away with cameras, iPhones, etc. and be the first kid on your block to get on MetalRiot’s frontpage sweet-spot!
Send your submission to: contact [at] metalriot [dot] com with the title “My Metal Photo.”
So you’ve realized that Metal Riot is by far the coolest metal news site on the web, and now you want to be a part of it. Very well. We’re always looking to add passionate new writers who can help us spread our wealth of metal knowledge to the online masses. We welcome you with open arms. BUT FIRST!… you gotta prove you can write.
If you want to join the illustrious ranks of the Metal Riot staffers you need to submit at least one of the following two assignments:
1) Album Review (for those who want to join the Album Review team):
Please select an album that has NOT already been reviewed on Metal Riot. This should go without saying but choose an album by a band that can be qualified as “metal” or one of metal’s many sub-genres. If I have to explain here what should go into an album review, you’re probably not ready to take on this assignment. *NOTE: Writing album reviews is HARD. If you haven’t written an album review before you should go read at least 100 reviews in a row before even attempting it.
2) Three News Stories (for those who want to join the News Writing team):
Write 3 stories on metal bands. They don’t need to be long; if you read Metal Riot you know our stories are usually not more than 6 or 7 sentences. They can be as simple as a band streaming a new song on their MySpace page, or a band announcing the release date of a coming album. If you can’t find real stories, just make up fake ones. Try to write them as close as possible to how you think it would be written on Metal Riot. Pay close attention to things like our line spacing and story title structures. Make sure you include a title with each story. The purpose of this exercise is to see if you can string together sentences coherently and that you can fit all relevant info into concise paragraphs. Being witty is always a bonus but typos and improper punctuation don’t help you so proof read before sending!
If you want to join both the Reviews and the News teams, then you can submit both assignments. Send your submissions to contact (at) metalriot.com (subject: “I wanna work for Metal Riot!” or something to that effect). If you haven’t already done so, include a little information about yourself, specifically what city you live in, why you want to join the team, and why you think we should hire you.