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Swing of the Axe: Power Trip live in Kansas City, MO 03/16/17

In the few months of 2017, one of the most talked-about releases in the world of extreme music has undoubtedly been Nightmare Logic, the 2nd full-length release from Dallas crossover thrashers Power Trip. Since their Southern Lord debut Manifest Decimation on the Southern Lord label, Power Trip has made a name for themselves with relentless […]

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The Infernal Resurrection: Skeletonwitch live in Kansas City, MO 10/19/16

In 2014, Skeletonwitch was poised to take over the world. A year into support of their fifth album Serpents Unleashed and fresh off the heels of supporting heavy metal giants Amon Amarth and numerous headlining tours in Europe and at home in America, the blackened thrash metal group from Ohio seemed unstoppable. Then, due to […]


No Aceptan Imitaciones: Brujeria live in Kansas City 10/09/16

Unfortunately, it seems like heavy metal and extreme metal have always had barebones representation when it comes to south of the border. Sure, Brazil was put on the map by Sepultura and made way for legions of underground metal bands in South America, but what about Mexico? Enter Brujeria in 1989. With an unflinching attitude […]


Welcome to Creepsylvania: Ghoul Live at the Riot Room in Kansas City 08/08/16

Moments before Ghoul’s set at the Riot Room Monday night, stagehands placed trash bags over the monitors on the stage. It was an omen of what was to come – a blistering hour of death-tinged thrash metal with full Gwar-esque stage props, characters and more fake blood thrown out into the audience than watermelon chunks […]


In Store Drawing: Win a Signed Copy of Mutual Benefit’s Latest and Free Tickets

Starting today (6/10) and going through Wednesday (6/15), we’re having a drawing to win not only a signed copy of Mutual Benefit‘s latest record,¬†Skip a Sinking Stone, but also a pair of tickets to their 6/15 show at the Riot Room¬†(with special guests La Guerre and FLORIST). All you need to do is stop by […]


Massive Cauldron of Chaos: 1349 Live in Kansas City, MO 1/21/2016

From the frozen depths of Norway, veteran black metal group 1349 made a triumphant return to the similarly snow-covered Kansas City on Thursday night and brought as much Satanic riffing and blasphemous blastbeats as they could. Formed in 1997, 1349 has been pretty much a mainstay in the black metal scene since the release of […]

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Show Preview: KC Blackdeath Fest at the Riot Room 04/17-18

The evil forces at play in the world are culminating in abhorrent perfection to bring two nights of death, doom and destruction to the Riot Room in Westport. The first ever KC Blackdeath Fest will be taking place this Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th with an unholy host of local and national black, […]

All Things Dead: Origin Live in Kansas City 09/09

Ending a 2-month tour cycle that coincided with vocalist Jason Keyser’s birthday, Origin had their brand of insanely technical death metal meshed with gallons of alcohol that turned the Riot Room into a frenzy of flailing limbs, spilled liquids and lots of smiles last night. Opening the show as the sole local band, Profanation got […]

The Stench Of Redemption: Legendary Deicide On Their Way To KC

  Coming from a genre known for its controversies and its extreme viewpoints, there might not be a more notorious American death metal band than Deicide. Starting in 1987, Deicide rose to fame with the other death metal bands from Tampa Bay, such as Obituary, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and, of course, Death. Deicide, however, […]

Slaughtercult: Exhumed live at Riot Room 10/01

California’s Exhumed might just be the best death metal/grindcore band going strong today not named Carcass. And although Carcass just released their comeback album, Exhumed has filled the void left in their absence for almost 15 years. With a discography that only gets stronger and stronger with each release, the amount of energy and precision […]


Thrash Unreal: Havok @ The Riot Room – August 17th, 2013

Havok might just be the most consistent quality band to come out of the thrash metal revival scene that exploded a few years ago. They forgo the Paul Baloff of Exodus style vocals and rely more on harshness, but for every killer riff and thrash break, the band has just as much groove and melody […]

Live Tonight: through August 11th

Lots of shows to choose from in the coming days in and around Kansas City. Everything from rockabilly to cover bands to pop to experimental to good ol rock and roll. And make sure you don’t miss an in-store performance at Mills Record Company on Saturday with LAZY and Bloodbirds! They’re gonna bring the jam, […]