Recent Posts in metal - Page 5
September 14, 2015
photo: Extortion at Chaos In Tejas 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The tour hits NYC twice on October 17, first for a matinee at ABC No Rio and then for a late-night show at Acheron (tickets). That's a midnight show happening after the Subhumans show at Acheron that same night.
Full of Hell have a new release on the way too. They'll put out the Amber Mote in the Black Vault 7" EP with three originals and a Melvins cover this November on Bad Teeth Recordings. While you wait for that, listen to their recent Merzbow collaboration Sister Fawn, with their list of tour dates, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
The Scorpions are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary on tour with Queensryche and just hit NYC on Saturday (9/12) at Barclays Center. They kicked things off with "Going Out with a Bang" off their brand new album Return to Forever, and then brought it back to 1980 with "Make It Real." They of course packed their set with the hits, giving us "No One Like You," "Rock You Like A Hurricane," "Big City Nights," "Blackout" and plenty more.
Check out more pictures, their setlist, and a video of "No One Like You," -- which featured guest 12-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer -- below...
September 11, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
Wild Throne will release their new album Harvest of Darkness on October 2 via Roadrunner (pre-order), and today we're premiering its new single "Born To Die." Like the title track and their previous material, this song sounds like if The Mars Volta got even heavier after De-Loused in the Comatorium instead of doing the opposite of that. As with last year's Blood Maker EP, this was produced by Ross Robinson, who worked with the Mars Volta members during the At the Drive-In days, and whose credits also include Glassjaw and The Blood Brothers. If you like any of those bands, you're probably gonna dig this too. Check out the video, which features footage of the band playing the song at Saint Vitus in June, below.
September 10, 2015
photo: Cynic at Irving Plaza in 2009 (more by Justina Villanueva)
Floridan progressive metallers Cynic, who's initial run was 1987-1994 and then reformed in 2006, have called it quits again. From the band's Facebook:
It is with a heavy heart that I post today's CYNIC news. CYNIC is no longer an active band. Due to artistic and personal differences, the second chapter in the 'BOOK OF CYNIC' has come to an end.Cynic released Kindly Bent Free to Us and toured last year.
I will say the last shows we played in JAPAN have left me with a positive charge, even though they were the last live performances with Paul, Sean Malone & I on the same stage. My longstanding creative partnership with Paul, which started when we were very young kids in south Florida, has simply endured so much friction that there is no way, from my perspective, that CYNIC can be salvaged, repaired or kept afloat by any means.
I profusely apologize to the fans who were not only expecting us in China & Taiwan (that was not our fault), but to the fans who were planning to see us in Europe next month. These things happen, unfortunately, to bands. There can be differing levels of conflicts and/or differences in opinions, musical directions, or perspectives. Sometimes these things are insurmountable, and no amount of time or effort can resolve them. This is the case with CYNIC.
This page will stay up, and of course there are our respective personal pages and websites that will continue to let everyone know what we're doing individually.
I wish all of you love & peace.
September 9, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
NWOBHMers Satan returned in 2013 with their first LP in 25 years, Life Sentence, and it did really well. Now they're following that with their second reunion album, Atom by Atom (due 10/2 via Listenable), and going by the early singles it looks like they may have another success on their hands. They dropped "The Devil's Infantry" earlier this summer and today put out "Fallen Savior" (via Decibel), and both induce a ton of nostalgia for the band's '80s era but sound fresh too. Listen below.
They have a few dates coming up, including one in the US: MDF 2016.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Kylesa at Gramercy Theater earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Kylesa already shared "Shaping The Southern Sky" and "Lost and Confused" off Exhausting Fire, and now they released a third track, "Night Drive." It's another dose of swirling psychedelia, and the softest one we've heard from the new album yet. Listen below.
September 8, 2015
photo: The Black Dahlia Murder at Best Buy Theater in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Black Dahlia Murder, whose sophomore album Miasma turned 10 this year (read about it), announced a run of dates with some pretty cool openers: Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos and Artificial Brain.
The tour hits NYC on December 16 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/11) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (9/9) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed below...
photo: Goatsnake in San Francisco in 2010 (more by Taylor Keahey)
LA doomers Goatsnake have been reunited for a while now and this year they put out their first album in 15 years, Black Age Blues (on Southern Lord). The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, etc) and features contributions by Slint's David Pajo, that dog.'s Petra Haden, past collaborator Mathias Schneeberger, and backing vocals by Dem Preacher's Daughters. Stream the whole album below.
All dates are listed, with the album stream, below...
September 4, 2015
photo: Motorhead in Austin earlier this week (more by Tim Griffin)
As you may know, Motorhead had to cut some shows short and cancel others entirely due to Lemmy's health problems. Unfortunately, they've had to cancel even more dates, tonight's (9/4) Dallas show and Saturday's (9/5) Houston show. The band writes:
Regrettably Motörhead have had to cancel their Dallas and Houston appearances. Saxon will still be playing in each city (please check local media for up-to-date venue information). Lemmy fully intends to resume touring duties as, and when, his doctors give him the all-clear.If all goes well, the tour picks back up again on Tuesday (9/8) in St. Louis, and it's scheduled to hit the NYC-area on 9/16 at Jones Beach with Anthrax. We hope you get better soon Lemmy!
STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES, and as always, THANK YOU for your support, understanding and good wishes.
Updated dates are listed below...
September 3, 2015
Plenty of great metal, hardcore, and other heavy NYC shows are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some of the recently-announced stuff coming up:
An all-around good death metal tour is happening this fall with Hate Eternal, Misery Index, Beyond Creation and Rivers of Nihil. It hits NYC on October 29 at The Studio at Webster Hall, and tickets go on sale Friday (9/4) at 10 AM. Headliners Hate Eternal are touring in support of their recently released Infernus LP on Season of Mist, which you can stream below.
In other death metal news, Joseph Schafer interviewed Karl Sanders of Nile over at Invisible Oranges. IO also reviewed their new album What Should Not Be Unearthed, which dropped last week on Nuclear Blast (steam a track below). Nile's tour hits NYC on January 14 at Gramercy Theatre with Day of Doom. Tickets are on sale now.
And one last bit of death metal news: Horrendous will follow their much-loved 2014 album Ecydysis with Anareta on October 27 via Dark Descent. Lead single "Sum of All Failures" is out now and you can check it out below.
For even more on the hardcore side, catch ACxDC, Meek Is Murder, Mary Todd and Lucid Terror on September 17 at the Acheron. Tickets are on sale.
Another band in that sludgy/garagey realm, Indian Handcrafts, will release their new album Creeps on October 2 via Sargent House. You can check out the first single "It's Late Queeny" below. The band is heading on tour this fall with Kylesa and Inter Arma, hitting NYC on October 21 at Saint Vitus (tickets). We also caught Kylesa in NYC earlier this week with Cult of Luna. Check out pictures.
For something more classic, we recently got a new song from the new Slayer album Repentless, which drops 9/11 via Nuclear Blast. It's called "Cast The First Stone" and you can check it out below.
A lot's been going on the world of classic metal lately. The new Motorhead album just dropped last week (but more importantly we hope Lemmy gets well soon) and the new Iron Maiden album is coming this week. Black Sabbath just announced their "final" tour for 2016, including Madison Square Garden. Judas Priest will be on tour (with Mastodon) sooner than that.
The long Labor Day weekend is upon us, and there are a few evil ways you can celebrate in NYC. Old Man Gloom and Mare begin their sold-out two-night run at Saint Vitus tonight (9/3). DC's Pure Disgust play Acheron on Friday (9/4) with Protester, Stand Off, Chud and Burst of Rage. Then Creeping Dose are at Silent Barn on Saturday (9/5) with Torso, Narcoleptics and Wrung. J Mascis and King Tuff's stoner rock band Witch play The Wick on Sunday (9/6) with Carousel, The Bevis Frond, The Golden Grass and Worshipper.