RIG TIME! Releases Bold, Gritty Cover of DRY KILL LOGIC’S “Pain”

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Wisconsin based Hardcore Metal Band RIG TIME! has released their cover of DRY KILL LOGIC’S “Pain,” off of the 2001 released LP The Darker Side of Nonsense. “Pain” was tracked by RIG TIME! at the studio located inside the legendary Warehouse concert venue in La Crosse, WI. Mixing and mastering was handled by Will Hirst at Gate Four Studios (MindforceRestraining Order) in Massachusetts.

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“Our cover of ‘Pain’ originated from being approached about contributing a nu metal cover song for an upcoming compilation. We tossed around a few ideas and decided on Dry Kill Logic. When I think of bands from the early “Nu metal days”, DKL always comes to mind with the utmost admiration. They were a band that had that killer “nu” groove but always felt like a more of a hardcore & 90’s metalcore vibe. We’ve always been known for being groove oriented and very heavy, so this song fit well. We stuck to the original formula but still made it ours. A little more dirty, grimy and noisy. Since we’re all in a moment where touring isn’t an option, this was a fun way to stay active as we prepare for our next original release to come out.” – Bryan (Vocalist\Drummer)

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“Limitless” is the conviction this La Crosse, WI outfit abides by. Deeply rooted in the DIY ethos, RIG TIME! is a viciously passionate and determined ensemble with a strong work ethic and a vital purpose. Forged in the fires of hardcore and sludge, embracing the groove of nu-metal and doom, RIG TIME! has performed in 39 states and Canada since 2015. The band has relentlessly toured across the US holding true to the idea of “All Ages Or Nothing” by performing at only all ages events and resonating their substantial live sound and stressing the message that live music is for all to share.

Vocalist/Drummer Bryan W. Fleming “…offers relentless rhythms with industrial precision as well as a smart beat changing sensibility” and Guitarist/Bassist Rebecca Fleming’s “…guitar is mean, saturated and dogmatically singular.” Outburn Magazine declared, also noting “…for fans of earlier, angrier Godflesh.”

New Noise Magazine said “Puncturing their blend of sludge and hardcore – with a tight embrace on powerviolence – the band kicks fast and dirgy tones, manifesting unbridled hatred.” and likened RIG TIME! to heavyweights Xibalba and Harm’s Way.

RIG TIME! executes a fierce live performance with precise and fearless transitions, always at astonishingly vulgar decibels. These two performers exhibit the force of a full band as they implement a complete Vocal/Guitar/Bass/Synth performance without backing tracks, never suppressing their magnitude of raw energy and emotion. The band is currently working on a follow up to the full length album “War” that was released on October 20, 2017 via Innerstrength Records.

RIG TIME! Live and in the studio is: Bryan W. Fleming – Vocals, Drums, Synths Rebecca Fleming – Guitar, bass, Atmosphere

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VALLENFYRE to begin recording new album

In 2011, Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) announced that he would go back to his death metal roots with his new band, VALLENFYRE. The level of expectation was set high with a line-up consisting of Hamish Glencross (guitar; MY DYING BRIDE), Scoot (bass; DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND), Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) local friend Mully (second guitar) – and of course, Gregor on vocals (for the first time in his career!). Their debut, A Fragile King, was a reference to Gregor’s father’s (lost) battle with cancer; the harrowing, crusty death-doom found on the album was hailed as “a beast of a record” (Terrorizer UK) and “a sonic force that bites deep and hard” (Decibel). Simply put, A Fragile King is “old school to the bone” (Rock Hard Germany).

Two years and some exclusive live shows later, VALLENFYRE is pleased to announce that they will begin recording the follow-up to A Fragile King in January 2014 at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA. Produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, BLACK BREATH, NAILS), this currently untitled opus will see the crusty death-doom merchants take their sound to new extremes.

Gregor Mackintosh comments: “We were very pleased with our debut album as a dirty mix of all our earliest death, doom and crust influences. On the follow-up, we want to take this much further and develop our own niche. It will be a stench-ridden, grim, face-melter that will separate the men from the boys.”

VALLENFYRE’s second album is scheduled for a worldwide release in April 2014 via Century Media Records. In case you missed A Fragile King, be sure to check out the music video for “Cathedrals Of Dread”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibetDfGWOFo

Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

VALLENFYRE line-up:

Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) – Vocals and Lead Guitars
Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Mully – Rhythm Guitars
Scoot (DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND) – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED) – Drums

VALLENFYRE online:
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AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Tour With Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Begins TODAY!

AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Tour With Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Begins TODAY!

Today Tristan Shone’s AUTHOR & PUNISHER kicks off the long-anticipated North American live excursion supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. The Technicians Of Distortion Tour will commence this evening in Tulsa, Oklahoma with additional support provided by Warbeast.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER is touring in support of the mammoth Women & Children full-length, released to riotous applause last month via Seventh Rule Recordings. Metal Injection calls the record a “powerful and chilling piece of music,” further elaborating that, “Tristan Shone demonstrates the same talent for crafting harsh yet melodic songs that Trent Reznor possesses; the slavering ugliness and sci-fi horror atmosphere recalls Skinny Puppy; the sparse futurism and twitchy mechanical grind is reminiscent of Gridlock; and Shone, with his homemade electronic contraptions, has to at least be considered a spiritual successor to Einstürzende Neubauten.Art isn’t created in a vacuum, and the fact that AUTHOR & PUNISHER has some things in common with other bands doesn’t diminish that fact that Women & Children is a colossal album.”

Elsewhere, the reactions are equally positive. Stereogum gushes, Shone’s apocalyptic noise blends elements of industrial, doom, and dubstep, and contorts that mass into some chilling, unrecognizable form…,” Sputnik Music commends, “…an all-consuming trip into the realm of mental destruction that amazes with its potent use of musical machinery… Both greatly daring and innovative, the record is destined to be one of the most coveted underground releases of the year,” and HeavyBlogIsHeavy crowns Women & Children, “…a remarkably bleak and sinister record that explores the depressive and psychedelic in entirely new ways.” MetalSucks likens the AUTHOR & PUNISHER live ritual “extremely loud, bass-heavy, powerful and industrial, calling to mind Godflesh-gone-‘roidal,” Cvlt Nation christens Shone, “the perfect blend of man and machine; a musical cyborg locked into a rig that is both dark and twisted. Shone crafts a truly dense and unbridled set of doom and drove-inspired music, all of which is accompanied by a visceral, emotionally-rich live performance,” while Pitchfork boasts, “Traces of doom, dubstep, industrial, noise, and honest-to-goodness pop show up within Shone’s best songs. His music is immediate but mysterious, a chimera that’s recognizable but strange.”

 

AUTHOR & PUNISHER – Technicians of Distortion Tour 2013
w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast
7/31/2013 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

8/01/2013 1114 W 24th – Kansas City, MO*
8/02/2013 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
8/03/2013 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
8/04/2013 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/05/2013 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN*
8/06/2013 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
8/07/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
8/09/2013 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
8/10/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON
8/11/2013 The Monkey House – Winooski, VT*
8/13/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/14 /2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/15/2013 Radio, Somerville, MA*
8/16/2013 Gramercy – New York, NY
8/17/2013 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
8/18/2013 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
8/20/2013 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage – Atlanta, GA
8/22/2013 Tipitinas – New Orleans, LA

8/23/2013 Monstrosity Gallery – Austin, TX*
8/25/2013 The Complex – Glendale, CA*
AUTHOR & PUNISHER only

Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to sonically replicate the despondency of life. Described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” this one-man project utilizes primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers, devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics and focus upon the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines are designed to require significant force from the performer, aligning he/she with the plodding doom-influenced sounds that are created.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s Women & Children is currently available via Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy athttp://shop.seventhrule.com.

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