L-R: Morgan Rider [Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Percussion], Nathen Morrison [Cello]

Canada’s Morgan Rider & The Deep Dark River will be releasing their new album and the second installment in The Deep Dark River quadrilogy saga – “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue”.

The first chapter “King of The Forest” (North Soul Records) this past June and now “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” (North Soul Records) is ready to be experienced by listeners this coming November 22nd. Releasing their first single is The Seafaerers’ at the beginning of October. The band is ready to share their next track in support of the release with an acoustic video of Morgan Rider performing ‘The Immeasurable Fathoms’, which can be viewed HERE.

Rider adds:

“I’m very happy to finally release a solo live version of some of the music from our new album ‘Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue’. This is how I wrote and developed all the music for the album, so it’s cool to show it off in this stripped-down version, without all the heavy guitars, bass and drums.”

Morgan Rider and The Deep Dark Rivercombine all the humble qualities of blues, folk and classical into a well-balanced, artfully crafted musical reflection on life, hope and old-fashioned storytelling while delivering a uniquely fresh and uplifting listening experience.

Album pre-order and stream of the band’s first single The Seafaerers’ here.

Track Listing: 
1 – Beneath The Crushing Tides (2:12)
2 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (6:35)
3 – Dread (4:38)
4 – Ignite The Tempests (5:01)
5 – The Seafaerers (4:50)
6 – When The Waves Are Stilled (7:15)
7 – Where the Light May Never Reach (2:53)
8 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (Acoustic) (4:59)
9 – Dread (Acoustic) (4:00)
10 – Ignite The Tempests (Acoustic) (5:33)
11 – The Seafaerers (Acoustic) (5:02)
12 – When The Waves Are Stilled (Acoustic) (5:28)
Album Length: 58:31

Tour Dates:
11.15 – Bowmanville, ON – Manantler Craft Brewing
11.10 – Bowmanville, ON – Chronicle Brewing Co.
11.16 – Huntsville, ON – Huntsville Alehouse
11.21 – Kingston, ON – Musiikki
11.22 – Lindsay, ON – Boiling Over’s
12.06 – Bowmanville, ON – Copperwork’s Brew Pub
12.07 – Bracebridge, ON – Kellys Kitchen 
12.08 – Ottawa, ON – Bar Robo (Chinatown)
12.14 – Toronto, ON – Friday Roots
12.27 – Perth, ON – Fiddleheads
12.28 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola’s (LEVIATHAN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY)
01.25 – Campellford, ON – That Little Pub 
02.01 – Belleville, ON – The Beaufort Pub

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About:Born in 1989, singer, songsmith and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginings of life as a musician while contending with an often tumultuous childhood. Overhearing his mother – who is a trained operatic soprano – his love and understanding of music blossomed at an early age. Morgan eventually spending his adolescent and early adult years performing in touring metal bands – appearing on tours and large festivals across North America and Europe.

During the summer of 2017, Morgan’s adoration of folk, classical and blues music finally culminated into a project and the beginnings of a collection of songs. The name Deep Dark River had been stuck in his head for years, as a byproduct of his writings and alluding to the very nature of his ideas as a musician and artist. As such, Deep Dark River became the name by which he would perform beneath.

While his ideas began to take form, so did his mindset for what became the early stages of Deep Dark River. In March of 2018, the first original Deep Dark River single ‘The Golden Bough’ was released digitally worldwide. Morgan began performing live and also toured solo to the Canadian east coast to promote the single. In the summer of 2018, the debut album Deep Dark River was released and supported with a full Canadian solo tour over 5 weeks.

As 2018 neared its end, Morgan called upon his friend Nathen Morrison to contribute cello to the sounds of Deep Dark River, solidifying the project as a duo. The pair immediately began rehearsing and recording the first of a four-album quadrilogy – which Morgan had written the bulk of on his travels. The first single featuring the pair – Starfire – was released in March of 2019 along with the album “King of The Forest” released on June 21st, 2019 via North Soul Records. Not slowing down, the pair have their next album just months later “The Deep Dark Blue” planned for release via North Soul Records on November 22nd, 2019 with its lead single ‘The Seafaerers’.

MORGAN RIDER (Vesperia) & THE DEEP DARK RIVER Share Acoustic Video ‘The Immeasurable Fathoms’ New Album “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” Out November 22nd

Exploding from the darkness of the underground come Inverted Matter, a potent new force in death metal with a debut album of shocking intensity and monstrous power. Detach features nine finely crafted songs that bind together furious brutality, crushing heaviness, absorbing atmosphere and vicious, unforgettable hooks. This album will leave you dazed and disturbed, with the taste of death in your mouth.

More than just another new band on the scene, Inverted Matter are driven by the soul-shaking drum onslaught of Michael Smith, a true death metal legend. Smith provided the genre defining blasts behind Suffocation’s masterpieces Human WasteEffigy Of The ForgottenBreeding The SpawnSouls To Deny and more. His unmistakeable beats now thunder beneath the staggering riffs, wicked solos and imperious vocals that characterise the superb songs that form Detach. Ruthlessly injecting their rampant creativity with the genetic matter of classic Morbid AngelImmolation and Suffocation, Inverted Matter have created a monster that is driven to dominate and destroy.

When Lethal Scissor Records’ tireless search through the catacombs of the underground uncovered this slumbering beast, they knew they had found something beautifully twisted and infinitely dangerous. Prepare to welcome your new overlords and let the killing begin!

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Inverted Matter, featuring Mike Smith (Suffocation), unleash their massive death metal debut, Detach, on Lethal Scissor Records

Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore psychedelic tunes from the 60’s and 70’s. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!

Steppenwolf – “The Pusher”

This song is about a drug dealer. It is one of the first songs to deal with harsh realities of drug use, and condemns “the pusher” as a heartless criminal who is only after your money.

Hoyt Axton wrote this song after one of his friends died of a drug overdose. Axton has written songs for many artists, including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, and Three Dog Night.

This was popularized by a Canadian group called The Sparrows, who played it as a long jam during their concerts. Steppenwolf recorded a much shorter, more radio-friendly version.

Steppenwolf Performing Live Circa 1970

Along with Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild,” this was featured in the 1969 movie Easy Rider, starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. The film is considered a landmark of ’60s counterculture, and using this song in the movie was important because it portrayed the downside of doing drugs.

The lyrics certainly “pushed” the limits as to what was acceptable for broadcast in 1968. It was far from the first song to make abundant and obvious drug references, but it was the first major release to include the phrase “God damn,” which appears in the line, “God damn the pusher man.” The following year, the Grateful Dead included the epithet in their song “Uncle John’s Band.”

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Calling all vinyl collectors and Dio fans. New Dio albums to be reissued with bonus live material.

Niji Entertainment Group have partnered with BMG to reissue four classic records in 2020, with each set bolstered by rare and never-before-released live material and select bonus tracks.

Longtime Dio collaborator Wyn Davis was brought in to remaster the four albums — 1996’s Angry Machines, 2000’s Magica, 2002’s Killing the Dragon and 2004’s Master of the Moon. In addition, there will be newly updated artwork from frequent Dio designer Marc Sasso.

The collections will be available in vinyl and CD formats, and you can check out the track listing for each collection below. In addition, each of the four albums now has a preview track selected from the live portions. Get a listen to “Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Lord of the Last Day,” “Holy Diver” and “Heaven and Hell” all performed live in concert below as well. All bonus tracks will also be available on streaming and digital services as well.

Wendy Dio says, “I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete DIO catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”

Look for Dio’s The Studio Album Collection: 1996-2004 arriving on Feb. 21, 2020.

Angry Machines

Disc 1

Institutional Man
Don’t Tell The Kids
Black
Hunter Of The Heart
Stay Out Of My Mind
Big Sister
Double Monday
Golden Rules
Dying In America
This Is Your Life

Disc 2: Live on the Angry Machines Tour 1997

Jesus Mary and The Holy Ghost – Straight Through The Heart
Don’t Talk To Strangers
Double Monday
Hunter Of The Heart
Holy Diver
Heaven and Hell
Long Live Rock and Roll
Man On The Silver Mountain
Rainbow In The Dark
The Last In Line
The Mob Rules
We Rock

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Magica

Disc 1

Discovery
Magica Theme
Lord Of The Last Day
Fever Dreams
Turn To Stone
Feed My Head
Eriel
Chalis
As Long As It’s Not About Love
Losing My Insanity
Otherworld
Magica (Reprise)
Lord Of the Last Day (Reprise)

Disc 2: Live on Magica Tour 2001
Discovery
Magica
Lord Of The Last Day
Fever Dreams
Eriel
Chalis
Losing My Insanity
Otherworld
Electra – Studio Track
Magica Story – Studio/Spoken Word 18:26

Killing the Dragon

Disc 1

Killing The Dragon
Along Comes A Spider
Scream
Better In The Dark
Rock and Roll
Push
Guilty
Throw Away Children
Before The Fall
Cold Feet

Disc 2: Live on the Killing the Dragon Tour 2002/2003

Holy Diver
Heaven and Hell
Rock and Roll
I Speed At Night
Killing The Dragon
Stand Up And Shout

Master of the Moon

Disc 1

One More For The Road
Master Of The Moon
The End Of The World
Shivers
The Man Who Would Be King
The Eyes
Living The Lie
I Am
Death By Love
In Dreams

Disc 2: Live on Master Of The Moon Tour 2004/2005

Heaven and Hell
Rainbow In The Dark
Rock and Roll Children
The Eyes
Prisoner Of Paradise – Studio Track

Four Dio Albums to Be Reissued With Bonus Live Material

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Check out the spectacular brand – new video to Mayhem’s previously released single “Falsified & Hated” HERE!

True Norwegian Black Metal legends MAYHEM will release their sixth studio album, entitled “Daemon” on October 25th. Last week they revealed the cover and track list of the standard version of the album, which you can see below.

However, as a special treat for fans, there will also be a Ltd. Deluxe 2LP Box set available featuring alternate cover artwork and a few special bonus songs on a separate one-sided LP, as well as some extra items for die-hard fans.

Here are all the details of the Ltd. Deluxe 2LP Box Set for “Daemon”, which comes in a noble box with linen optic and golden silk-screen print featuring the alternate artwork.

This is the first official music video we have released, so indeed some thought went into this. Instead of having us filmed at some dodgy location with instruments not even plugged in, we did something different, in the true tradition of the band. We hired Johan Bååth (Watain etc) as a director and we also were lucky enough to get the infamous Swedish graffiti Artist Ziggy Jonas Rasmusson to do his ritualistic paintings for the video. “

Producer Tore Stjerna states the following:

It’s a very strong track with tons of energy. It also stands out in an interesting way with its hints towards industrial music. The insanity of this roller-coaster ride of a song marries beautifully with the twisted art featured in the video.”

This is what director Johan Bååth has to say about this work of art:

When I was asked to do the very first Mayhem music video,  I thought I really had to do something more than just a plain Black Metal video, I wanted to take it one step further and do something different but stay true to the genre and of course Mayhem’s iconic legacy as a band. I thought of the artist Ziggy Jonas Rasmusson and his ritualistic paintings and I asked him if he wanted to participate. Together we came up with this idea of a ritualistic painted pentagon-shaped room, completely surrounded by five painted walls, facing a centered pentagram-painting with Ziggy´s ”hex-text” signs and symbols all over, each of the five point corners symbolizing human expiration.

In the middle we see an organic neoplasm tumor-like shaped form, all muddy and dirty with wooden branches ensnared around it. The surreal and scary-looking outgrowth is almost breathing with dark energy, attached to several plastic tubes connected to five cloaked characters symbolizing the five members of Mayhem. They´re completely occupied with different ritual tasks destroying all humanity and contributing matter and dark energy to the demon creation in the middle.”

Mayhem’s highly anticipated sixth studio album had been released digitally on October 25. Tomorrow marks the physical release of the album. The following formats are available:

  • Limited Deluxe LP Boxset (various colors)
  • Limited CD Mediabook in Slipcase
  • Standard CD Jewelcase
  • Limited Gatefold LP (various colors)
  • Digital album

Get your format of choice HERE!

Make sure to catch Mayhem on their current European tour on one of the following dates:

07.11. Lyon, France – CCD

08.11. Toulouse, France – Le Metronum

09.11. Barcelona, Spain – Salamandra

10.11. Madrid, Spain – Mon Madrid

12.11. Milano, Italy – Magazzini Generali

13.11. Génova, Switzerland – PTR

14.11. Vienna, Austria – Szene

15.11. Prague, Czech Republic – Meet Factory

16.11. Berlin, Germany – Astra

17.11. Lille, France – Tyrant Fest

19.11. Kassel, Germany – Musik Theater 130BPM

20.11. Wetzikon, Switzerland – Hall Of Fame

21.11. Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion Complex

22.11. Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinehalle

23.11. Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob

24.11. Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset

26.11. Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone

27.11. Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia

29.11. Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset Klubben

30.11. Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik

MAYHEM are:

Necrobutcher – Bass

Hellhammer – Drums

Attila – Vocals

Teloch – Guitar

Ghul – Guitar

MAYHEM online:

Website

Facebook 

Instagram 

True Norwegian Black Metal legends MAYHEM will release their sixth studio album, entitled “Daemon” on October 25th. Last week they revealed the cover and track list of the standard version of the album, which you can see below.

However, as a special treat for fans, there will also be a Ltd. Deluxe 2LP Box set available featuring alternate cover artwork and a few special bonus songs on a separate one-sided LP, as well as some extra items for die-hard fans.

Here are all the details of the Ltd. Deluxe 2LP Box Set for “Daemon”, which comes in a noble box with linen optic and golden silk-screen print featuring the alternate artwork.

Tracklist

Gatefold LP (colored /w 12 page booklet):

Here are all the details of the Ltd. Deluxe 2LP Box Set for “Daemon”, which comes in a noble box with linen optic and golden silk-screen print featuring the alternate artwork.

Tracklist

Gatefold LP (colored /w 12 page booklet):

1 The Dying False King

2 Agenda Ignis

3 Bad Blood

4 Malum

5 Falsified and Hated

6 Aeon Daemonium

7 Worthless Abominations Destroyed

8 Daemon Spawn

9 Of Worms and Ruins

10 Invoke the Oath

Bonus LP (in separate sleeve & with an etched D-side):

1 Everlasting Dying Flame (Bonus Track)

2 Black Glass Communion (Bonus Track)

3 Evil Dead (Death Cover)*

4 The Truth (Death Strike Cover)*

5 Disgusting Semla (Morbid Cover)*

(*) only available within the Ltd. Deluxe LP Box Set

CD (in mini Gatefold sleeve):

1 The Dying False King

2 Agenda Ignis

3 Bad Blood

4 Malum

5 Falsified and Hated

6 Aeon Daemonium

7 Worthless Abominations Destroyed

8 Daemon Spawn

9 Of Worms and Ruins

10 Invoke the Oath

11 Everlasting Dying Flame (Bonus Track)

12 Black Glass Communion (Bonus Track)

The Box Set also contains the following items:

  • two red candles with exclusive Mayhem print
  • a metallic sigil pin
  • three noble art prints 
  • a 90 x 60 poster of the original cover artwork

The box is strictly limited to 2.500 copies worldwide, split into five different colors of 500 units each.

Beside the LP Box Set there will also be a Ltd. CD Mediabook in a noble Slipcase featuring a similar alternate artwork, which also contains the 2 original bonus tracks.

MAYHEM: REVEAL COVER AND BONUS CONTENT OF LIMITED BOX SET FOR NEW ALBUM “DAEMON”

If you’re a die hard Nine Inch Nails fan you’ve been in luck. There’s been quite a lot of activity going on with them in the past few years with plenty of material via albums and movie scores and that’s not slowing down any time soon.

The band are currently scoring the new Watchmen film as well as Pixar’s Soul (after scoring both Mid90s and Bird Box on top of three EPs), but once everything is wrapped up we’ll be getting a new full-length album.

Trent Reznor told Rolling Stone nothing will be coming in 2019 while they wrap up the movie scores but they’re hard at work on new NIN material.

“Right now, we are finishing up Watchmen, and we’re working on the Pixar film that we are doing. And we have plans for Nine Inch Nails stuff, but we haven’t got down to doing it because literally every minute of the day for the last several months has working on score stuff. But the plan is to do stuff, yes,” says Reznor.

Later in the interview, Reznor discusses working on a Pixar film and how it relates to the idea of enjoying the process of making art. He explains a quote he heard from a director about making films for the process instead of the end result and how it relates to people asking him about the Pixar score.

“What I found in my own life is that by taking on these scoring projects, for us, it’s not, “How’d it do at the box office?” or “What was the Rotten Tomatoes score?” It’s nice if it does well. But being in the trenches, collaborating with someone new, learning from them, fighting with them, figuring out their process — that’s the exciting stuff, especially when it’s someone you resonate with,” says Reznor.

“I don’t think anybody does animation better than they do. And we end up meeting with [Pixar’s chief creative officer] Pete Docter, and he’s what you hope he would be. It feels very authentic, it feels very exciting and it’s very, very different from anything else we’ve ever done, from the way they do it to how they think about it. And we’re a risky choice for them, so that makes it very appealing. Can we do something like that? That means us working out of our comfort zone. It’s early days but it’s been really cool.

Nine Inch Nails History and Biography

Nine Inch Nails are an American industrial metal band fronted by Trent Reznor. Reznor is the only constant member as well as the main producer and songwriter. The band currently – as of of 2013 – consists of Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin, and Josh Eustis as well as Reznor.

Forming in 1988, the band released their debut record ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ the following year. They’ve since gone on to release seven more studio albums, hitting #1 in the US twice and becoming one of the most influential acts in modern alternative music.

Nine Inch Nails and Reznor are known for their intense live performances and extensive gigging – before 2013 they’d already notched up close to 1,000 shows. Reznor is known to assemble a talented bunch of backing musicians and reimagines their tracks on stage.

Though NIN announced that they’d be calling time on their touring life in 2008, we knew it wouldn’t be long before one of the world’s best live acts made their return. That came in 2013 along with eighth record ‘Hesitation Marks’, with Reznor teaming up with an experienced crew to put together an amazing stage production that wowed lucky fans across the globe. They’ve since been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice!

Having since returned with a further two EPs – ‘Not the Actual Events’ and ‘Add Violence’ – Nine Inch Nails are well and truly back at the top of their game.

Are you excited about a new Nine Inch Nails record coming soon? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

NINE INCH NAILS TO RECORD NEW ALBUM

Written By Christy Lee

The world desperately needs musicians, artists, poets, writers, painters, film makers, photographers, sculptures, ect.

Without these artistic souls who have the ability to express the beauty they see, feel and hear our existence would be considerably bleak. Kind of like watching an old black and white silent film. Its cool and artsy to an extent but we live in a world thats vivid, beautiful, intense, scary, loving and cruel. Its not just black and white, its many different shades.

Artists open themselves up to the whole world in a daring vulnerability and share their pain, happiness, love and all types of experiences through their art.

They have the ability to expose ugly truths that no one really wants to see. They share intimate experiences, heartache, happiness and great despair. All of their memories in a dazzling and unique display in such a personal way.

The whole world is invited inside an individual psyche to share what each person has experienced and everyones perception is a remarkable journey thats one of a kind.

A song can have an unparalleled ability to resonate with each of us on a very personal level which goes to show all humans share the same experiences at one time or another.

Music is a universal language that has always disseminated with me. When I hear a great song It has the power to transcend. It can take me to another time. Music has the power to evoke emotion.

Music is the life blood that fuels me and fills me up.

In conclusion I would not want to live in a world without music or any other form of art. To me that would be no kind of life worth living.

This is dedicated to all the artists of the world and with special thanks to the incredible members of our Vinyl Lair team, Joe Evin, Braddon S. Williams, Winder Marin, Corie McGuigan and Brian Auer with whom none of this would be possible.

Music = Life