Newsflash: Should the Killing Volts say yes?

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Killing Volts - Why Should I Say Yes - Album CoverGeez, it is a long time that I have not heard that kind of groove. But here it is: A full load of grunge-flavored, intense Punk Rock hardly seen these days this side of NirvanaAnd it does my ears good after all these disks with high pitched metal that just whipped through the RockmusicRaider office floor. 

The Swiss band The Killing Volts brandishes this nonchalant, don’t-give-a-shit style that is so very important to their trade. Their decidedly short, but nevertheless juicily powerful EP Why Should I Say Yes will relentlessly drive this point home for every second of its very limited span of airplay. This is a harmonious band, aptly led by the scratchy, no-nonsense style of the vocalist and fully embedded by two guitars, bass and rumblings drums.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: Black Absinthe are in The Wild!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Black Absinthe - Early Signs of Denial - Album CoverSome time back the Canadian band Black Absinthe got on RockmusicRaider’s mighty rock radar with their 2016 EP Early Signs of Denial. It was this raw mix or red-hot rock that really stuck and earned them a spot on the RMR blog.

This time they are back with a pretty cool video featuring their flagship track The Wild. To get the session recorded, they went a-pirating outside of Toronto a bit like the late Alestorm crew. And shot a jam video session on a pirate boat for kids (forsooth..) with a bunch of fans and friends. 

In the end, nobody got keelhauled in the process – so it appears at least.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: A Morte Ad Mortem by Gort!

Rockmusicraider Newsflash - Gort - A Morte Ad Mortem - Album CoverLooks like Italy is going to be on the forefront these days of early fall 2017 when it comes to Black Metal. RMR just covered the New Age Black Metal outfit Parodos. A band that does not fit the Norwegian definition of this genre at all. Yet still gets you an interesting mix of styles that includes at least some spiked fisting. And they managed to keep enough of our deck crew’s interest to get them a review.

But sometimes you still need the real thing. The Black Metal played in the dungeon with THE GOAT watching you from the wall. Way down there, where the mainstream never looks and others don’t venture.Got hooked? Raid this some more...