Music Video Premier!! Electric Age’s “Silent King” Lyric Video…

Music Video World Premier!!

Taste Nation is Honored to Premier Louisiana’s Electric Age’s New Lyric Video “Silent King” from their Acclaimed Debut Album “Sleep of the Silent King” on Italy’s Argonauta Records. 

The Video was edited & mixed by Gryphus Visual!!  


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Additional Information and Links:
Electric Age – “Silent King” From Album “Sleep of the Silent King”

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LETHAL AFFECTION Debuts ‘Frozen In Time’ Official Video

The New Jersey melodic metal collective Lethal Affection have issued their brand new Official Video for the song ‘Frozen In Time‘. The single appears on the band’s upcoming full-length album “Choose A Side” due out this fall. “Choose A Side” was recorded at Conclave Studios in Manhattan, produced by Corey Pierce of God Forbid, and mixed by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris.

The band was founded five years ago in New Brunswick, N.J. by guitarists Joe Percario and Nick Kashmanian who were then joined by lead vocalist Noah Simon. Soon, the missing piece was added when drummer Cameron Rozell came on board and this high-energy metal outfit was set into motion. Structured with shredding guitar, heavy grooves, and operatic vocals, Lethal Affection have created a powerfully appealing body of work. This new video clip, as well as its Lyric Video predecessor, ‘Taste Of Anarchy‘ (streaming below) do well in establishing the band’s fierce technicality.

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker

Make sure to check out Lethal Affection live.  More shows will be announced soon!

8/26: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (Ride For Dime)


VERMILION WHISKEY Issue ‘Come Find Me’ Lyric Video

Southern Louisiana’s even more southerner hard rockers Vermilion Whiskey have just offered their latest batch of their finest distilled rock ‘n roll for our consumption. The band’s new Official Lyric Video for their track ‘Come Find Me‘ is fermented and aged with righteous riffery and intoxicating rhythms. With vocals drenched in soulful tones and intensely inflected emotion, the song is a fine representation of that inebriating elixer that is Vermilion Whiskey.

If you are so late to the party that you still have not picked up the band’s blues ‘n boozy collection of tunes on ‘Spirit Of Tradition‘ (out now!) then shame on you. It’s blue collar rock through and through as the fine example above, ‘Come Find Me‘, goes down so smoothly when consumed responsibly.

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker


ICED EARTH ‘Incorruptible’ Details Revealed; ‘Raven Wing’ Lyric Video Premiere

U.S. power metallers Iced Earth will make their return with the new album ‘Incorruptible‘ on June 16th via Century Media Records. The anxiously awaited follow up to 2011’s Dystopia is a 10-track effort of the powerfully melodic heavy metal the band has built its respectable legacy upon. ‘Incorruptible‘ will be available in a variety of formats that are included below.

Along with the news of the upcoming release, Iced Earth are sharing a new lyric video for the song ‘Raven Wing‘. It follows the previously shared ‘Seven Headed Whore‘ and both are streaming here today.


track listing:

01. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
02. Black Flag (4:56)
03. Raven Wing (6:25)
04. The Veil (4:47)
05. Seven Headed Whore (3:00)
06. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
07. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
08. Brothers (4:45)
09. Defiance (4:08)
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30)

“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats:

* Deluxe CD digipak with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)
* CD digipak (only available in the USA)
* Strictly limited artbook with 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10″ vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies
* Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colors (see below for exact color split) with gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180-gram vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs
* Standard CD jewel case
* Digital download / stream

The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colors:

* Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
* Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the U.K.
* Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
* Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media‘s European online store
* Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
* Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
* Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
* White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
* Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colors:

* Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
* Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media‘s European online store
* Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
* Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
* Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
* Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

BLOODCLOT (Past/Present Cro-Mags, QoTSA, Danzig, Etc. Members) Reveal Debut Artwork & Tour

The revival of the band Bloodclot is something I have been extremely excited about since I first learned it was happening awhile back. Not only because the iconic vocalist John Joseph of Cro-Mags fame has reactivated the band but because of who has joined him in this latest incarnation of it. Alongside him in Bloodclot circa 2017 are guitarist Todd Youth (Youth Of Today, Warzone, Murphy’s Law), drummer Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!, Sugartooth) and bassist Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves, Mondo Generator)! The band has announced that their upcoming album, ‘Up In Arms‘, is due to be released on July 14th via Metal Blade Records. A Lyric Video for the album’s title track is streaming below and Joseph recently commented on the band’s mission statement more or less saying:

“In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” John Joseph states plainly. “We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet – people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don’t just bitch. Change it.”

Bloodclot Up In Arms

To accompany this fantastic news is some other cool news, that Bloodclot will be hitting the road on a touring run with Negative Approach. Here are the scheduled dates so far:

14 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
16 – Washington DC – DC9
18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
20 – Belmar, NJ – Paul’s Tavern
21 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
23 – Buffalo, NY – Studio at the Waiting Room
25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
26 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
27 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
28 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
29 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
30 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill

1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
3 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex w/ Nails, Final Conflict
5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Nails, Final Conflict
6 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick w/ Nails, Final Conflict

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker


NIGHT DEMON Exhumes ‘Hallowed Ground’ Lyric Video From Upcoming Release

One of the most eagerly anticipated new releases on the horizon is that from Ventura, CA’s Night Demon titled ‘Darkness Remains‘. Their sophomore record will see its unleashing on April 21st via Century Media but a new Single, ‘Hallowed Ground‘, has been shared with us by way of a new Lyric Video.

Speaking about their shared journey on the way leading to the release of ‘Darkness Remains‘, the members of Night Demon collectively stated the following: “Well it’s about time for Night Demon to release a new album! It’s been quite the whirlwind for us touring the world over the last two years on Curse Of The Damned. We really wanted to give the existing fans a chance to digest the album and have a chance to see it live a few times. We have been prepping for the new record for over a year, and now the moment is upon us to unleash this beast for one and all! Very excited to continue our road journeys with some new material for the faithful, and the newcomers. Night Demon is coming for you in 2017!”

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker

Night Demon LP


“Welcome To The Night”
“Hallowed Ground”
“Maiden Hell”
“Stranger In The Room”
“Life On The Run”
“Dawn Rider”
“Black Widow”
“On Your Own”
“Flight Of The Manticore”
“Darkness Remains”
“We Will Rock You” (by Queen )*
“Turn Up The Night” (by Black Sabbath)*

* – Bonus Tracks

Darkness Remains will be available in the following formats:

– Limited Edition Digipak
– LP
– Deluxe Digital Edition (featuring bonus tracks)

Vinyl will be released in the following colors:

* Dark Green – European Exclusive – Limited to 2000 copies
* Silver – US Exclusive – Limited to 500 copies

VANGOUGH ‘Warpaint’ Review & Album Stream

Oklahoma City’s Vangough recently released their latest studio effort ‘Warpaint‘ and the accolades have mounted ever since. Rightly so too because this, the band’s fifth studio album (along with an EP and live album as well) is yet another leap light years ahead for Progressive Rock as a whole. Cut from a similar cloth as acts like Soen, Opeth or Dream The Electric Sleep, the music of Vangough is founded on technicality and emotion. Forward-thinking musical expanses constructed on the juxtaposition of differing styles of sonics is what ‘Warpaint‘ is all about. Guitarist/vocalist Clay Withrow, bassist Jeren Martin and drummer Kyle Haws embed massive amounts of feeling and experimentation into these songs.

Exposure begins with the darkly-hued introductory track ‘Morphine‘, a heavy-handed song that shudders with powerful bass lines. Stitched with intricate guitar melodies, things soon take on more melodic elements before erupting into caustic sections of a more aggressive nature. Near song’s end things have dissolved into some truly heavy sonics, ones augmented with guttural vocalizations and crushing density. Shifting intensities, alternating energy levels and multifaceted diversity permeates songs like ‘Dust‘, ‘Gravity‘ and the powerful ‘Till Nothing’s Left‘. The latter a somewhat Tool-like trek into soul-jarring music that’s followed by one of the more haunting tunes of the record, ‘Knell‘. Quite sedate and even, dare I say it, more stripped down, the song pulsates with haunting nuances that bleed like an open wound. Things end with the eleven minute-plus ‘Black Rabbit‘, a track where everything presented prior culminates in this stellar, stand-alone song. Epic and sweeping, this ending song is perhaps my favorite of the album..the drumming alone is mind-blowing too. It is definitely a highlight where the trio pull out all the stops and strut their stuff so to speak.

In closing, it is easy to see, and hear, why Vangough are so well respected and why ‘Warpaint‘ is such an increasingly popular record. Also, it is no wonder they astounded audiences at ProgPower USA XV in 2014 and why people clamor to see the band live when they can. ‘Warpaint‘ is a contrasting, temperamental opus that possesses riveting music and enthralling content in general. Regardless if you are or aren’t a fan of progressive metal, this album will astound you and make you a fan of Vangough period. – Pat Riot Whitaker