• Black Stone Cherry - KENTUCKY

    Image: Black Stone Cherry, Kentucky Black Stone Cherry
    KENTUCKY

    CD
    MP3

    This collection of southern boys are not the most original band in the world. They’ll never be accused of being the most musically gifted fellas in the world. Certainly, no one will ever listen to them and think, “wow, that’s really cutting edge music”. To the contrary though, release in and release out, the same thought comes to mind

    Read More
  • Zakk Wylde - BOOK OF SHADOWS II

    Image: Zakk Wylde, Book Of Shadows II Zakk Wylde
    BOOK OF SHADOWS II

    CD
    MP3

    Sequels to albums, at least in my listening experience, are generally poor. The two that immediately jump to mind for me are Rob Zombie’s HELLBELLY DELUXE 2 and Meat Loaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL 2. Both releases were pretty lame, and garnered attention solely because they were named after much more historic releases in their creator’s career.

    Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Image: Mutilation Rites, Pitriff, NewsBrooklyn-based black metal band MUTILATION RITES will soon head out for another round of touring, this time hitting the midwest. The tour will start April 19 in Pittsburgh, PA and conclude on May 5 in Cleveland, OH.

The self-proclaimed “filthy black metal” quartet will be touring in advance of the release of their debut full-length, “Empyrean.” Due May 22, the album — which features the song “Realms of Dementia,” which Pitchfork recently premiered — was produced by Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD. A pre-order bundle consisting of the CD and t-shirt featuring the album’s cover art is available at the Prosthetic Store HERE.

 MUTILATION RITES confirmed dates:

4/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Kopec’s w/ Moth
4/20 – Raleigh, NC @ Dive Bar w/ Palkoski, RBT, and Man Will Destroy Himself
4/21 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola House w/ Orthrus
4/22 – Dayton, OH @ Casa de Mise w/ Mortals
4/23 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Witler House w/ Tombstalker and Coelacanth
4/24 – Columbus, OH @ Monster House
4/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vibe’s Music w/ Chinaski, Casque
4/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters w/ Protestant, No Brainer, Anal Hearse, ARA
4/27 – Madison, WI @ The Wisco w/ Mortals, Enabler, Desolating Sacrilege
4/29 – Osh Kosh, WI – Gilead Fest @ Electric Lounge and Lanes
4/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa w/ Despise, Crusader, No Remorse
5/1 – Omaha, NE @ West Wing w/ Arson
5/2 – Kansas City, MO @ Detto’s Barn w/ No Masters, Nonserviam, Canyons
5/3 – Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin w/ Creaturezoid
5/4 – Chicago, IL @ Ball Hall w/ Last Rites, Ass Brigade, Fin
5/5- Cleveland, OH @ The Tower w/ Cop Problem, Gas Mask (members of Masakari)

Founded in 2009 by Justin Ennis (drums, ex-Tombs) and Michael Dimmitt (guitars), and now featuring bassist Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day), MUTILATION RITES just completed a run of dates that saw the group tour their way to and from South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. There, the band played parties for Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy in addition to performing at Prosthetic’s official label showcase. Following SXSW, the band played a Dallas concert with Alcest and a week’s worth of shows alongside Hull. For more on the band, please visit their Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mutilationritesnyc

Search Pitriff

Image: Cause/Effect Metallica, Chris Akin

A look at one of the most polarizing, iconic and best selling albums of all time from author, rock critic and shock jock radio host Chris Akin.

CLICK HERE to learn more about CAUSE/EFFECT: METALLICA.

Buy Now:  Paperback    Digital

Image: Little Victories, Book, Chris Akin

The shockingly honest and emotional first book from radio personality and rock critic Chris Akin.

CLICK HERE to learn more about LITTLE VICTORIES.

Buy Now:  Paperback     Digital

Read Reviews and Excerpts from LITTLE VICTORIES: A TALE OF DIVORCE, DEBAUCHERY AND FINDING HAPPINESS HERE!

Available January 13th in Paperback and Digital Formats on Amazon and iTunes.

 Image: Keel, pitriff, heavy metal, news, reviews, interviews

Want Streets Of Rock N' Roll Radio On Your Phone - CLICK HERE To Download The New App