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    Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness

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    I totally understand that this movie is meant to make you understand the Jewish experience and their struggle to find a homeland. The long, violent history between religions and cultures, especially in the Middle East is something that still puzzles me. As an atheist who loves humans and considers our differences to be what makes us beautiful, it’s hard to wrap my head around why the idea of faith, something supposedly rooted in love, has been at the heart of so much evil.   This movie did little to clarify...
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    Goldberg set to crush ‘em once more in WWE

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    In the laundry list of complaints most WWE fans had about the recent dumpster fire of a Summerslam, one of the most recurring entries was the lack of any Bill Goldberg appearance on the show proper, after both “da man” himself and hated rival Brock Lesnar dropped hints in interviews leading up to the event that a confrontation was imminent, and fans even chanted Bill’s name over the disappointing end of the show as Lesnar crushed Randy Orton’s melon like The Mountain did to Oberyn Martell on Game of...
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    Slayer legend Dave Lombardo confirmed as drummer for Riot Fest Misfits reunion

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    Previously rumored but now fully confirmed by Rolling Stone, the man behind the kit at this weekend’s Misfits reunion at Riot Fest in Denver (and in Chicago on 9/16) will be none other than founding Slayer member Dave Lombardo. The great and powerful Danzig bellows: “I first met Dave back in 1988 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first Danzig album was released. Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can’t wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special...
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    Will it be Deathstroke vs. Batman in Affleck’s solo outing?

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    As suggested by a video posted on Ben Affleck’s own Twitter this morning and seemingly confirmed by the good folks at The Wrap, the main villain in the upcoming Affleck written, directed and starring solo Batman film currently in development will be none other than Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke The Terminator. The video, which appears to be test footage, features Slade in a technologically tactical get-up similar to his appearance in the Arkham games and even to an ol’ Marvel zombie like myself (whose only Deathstroke experience involves how...
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    GIVEAWAY! Pig Destroyer at Union Transfer 9/9/16

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    Long time readers will know that we’re big fans of techno-thrash noise-mongers Agoraphobic Nosebleed. ANB head honcho/guitar virtuoso Scott Hull is currently on tour with his other, more analog minded sonic punishment outlet Pig Destroyer and they’ll be at Union Transfer on September 9th with local grinders Secret Cutter and Backslider. Tickets are still available, but you can also visit us on Facebook for a chance to win two passes! Stay tuned here at Riot Nerd for more metal news, reviews and giveaways!  ...
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    Captain America: Civil War blooper reel shows set atmosphere was anything but hell

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    War, what is it good for? Palling around with your best mates for a few months and making it look like gold onscreen, apparently. If you thought the real life cast members’ attitudes in summer superhero punch up masterpiece Captain America: Civil War would be as somber as their larger than life filmic counterparts then you’d be just as wrong as Cap thought Tony was to side with General Ross after the Sokovia disaster. If that last sentence made any sense to you whatsoever, check out the video below,...
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    Review: Morgan

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    After an introduction where we were told we may not be able to relax while watching such a “scary” film, Morgan turned out to be much less of a horror movie and much more of a sci-fi thriller. Following in the traditions of movies like I Robot, A.I., and Ex Machina, human creates an artificial life form to resemble humans, life form develops feelings or becomes aware, destruction/chaos/misery ensues.  However, in an effort to put a new spin on this genre, instead of dealing with a robot, we find...
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    Review: The Dead Deads – For Your Obliteration

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    Per their official bio: “Audiences may be curious as they see five girls with X’s over their eyes set up on stage. But once the wall of sound washes over them, they are spirited away into the dark and magical world of The Dead Deads”. I couldn’t say it better myself, though I certainly tried in our review of their recent opening stint for Bush. After that experience I was looking forward to catching up with the band on record, but not expecting it to live up to their...
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    Review: Skeletonwitch – The Apothic Gloom

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    Hardest of all tricks for a long lived band to pull off may be the singer swap, with AC/DC being the only notable exception I can call to mind that suffered neither in popularity nor “cool points” (don’t get me started on “Van Hagar”) by playing musical chairs in front of the mic. American thrash stalwarts Skeletonwitch found themselves in need of a new mouthpiece when founding screamer Chance Garnette stepped down in 2014 due to a myriad of well publicized personal and  domestic issues. Journeyman Adam Clemans of...
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    Meshuggah releases new song “Born In Dissonance”

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    Meshuggah just released their new song “Born In Dissonance”, which is both heavy and haunting.  Their new album The Violent Sleep Of Reason, which was recorded live in-studio is available for pre-order and is set for release on October 7th. They will be hitting the road with High On Fire. Catch them at the Troc on 11/4. Tickets are on sale here.  ...
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    Review: Don’t Breathe

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    The concept of the ass kicking blind dude, underestimated by his opponents to their ultimate peril, is far from new. From Zatoichi to of course, Daredevil audiences tend to eat up this sort of overpowered underdog story and I don’t blame them, it’s a trope that makes a protagonist easy to sympathize with and root for. For those expecting more of this kind of action from Don’t Breathe, maybe you’ve been blinded yourself by the movie’s too on-the-nose marketing blitzkrieg. A twist midway through that I won’t dare spoil...
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    Preview: Oathbreaker – Rheia

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    Belgian blackened post hardcore foursome Oathbreaker stake their claim in a crowded upcoming fall record release season with their third LP on Deathwish, “Rheia”, readying a unique approach perfectly suited to earlier sunsets and howling winds. Lead single/video “10:56” / “Second Son of R.” has been turning a ton of (metal) heads since it dropped online last week. Caro Tanghe is seemingly placid though menacing with a funereal dirge in the Chelsea Wolfe mold, before guitarist Lennart Bossu, bassist Gilles Demolder and drummer Ivo Debrabandere rip into a seething,...
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    Blackened perfectionists Behemoth set to record new record in 2017

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    Approaching the end of a nearly three year touring cycle in support of modern masterpiece “The Satanist”, blackened death titans Behemoth have set their sights on 2017 as the time to record the follow up, according to an interview skyscraping bassist Orion gave to Planet Mosh earlier this month at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in the UK. Per one third of the polish juggernaut, some song and riff ideas have already started to take form, but of course given the band’s perfectionist nature, just because they’re recording next...
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    Against Me! release video for “Crash”

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    Against Me! has released their video for “Crash” and the song is catchy as hell. The band is scheduled to release their 7th studio album Shape Shift With Me on  September 16th. You can catch them at the Fillmore with Bad Religion on October 5th....
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    GIVEAWAY: Tribulation and Youth Code at The Foundry 9/8

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    What’s better than one of your favorite bands coming to town and playing a show? TWO of your favorite bands coming to town and playing a show together! Blackened doom metallers Tribulation are teaming up with hardcore industrial tag team death squad Youth Code and bringing the most kick ass tour of the fall right to our own backyard at The Foundry bar inside The Fillmore concert venue in Fishtown. Tickets are on sale now but you can visit us at Facebook.com/RiotNerd for a chance to win two passes to...
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    Jimmy Eat World share new song “Get Right”

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    Jimmy Eat World has announced a new album due out October 21. The title has yet to be released but their new song “Get Right” premiered last night on BBC Radio 1 and we are really digging it! Check it out below.    ...