Track Premiere: Galvanizer – ‘Sanguine Vigil’

After two demos and an EP, Finnish death metal outfit Galvanizer are delivering a pulverizing, grinding slab of death metal. Sanguine Vigil is their debut full-length album and today Decibel has obtained the title track to the album. Galvanizer’s sound is firmly rooted in the old school, ripping and tearing through layers of filth and distortion, ending on a powerful groove complemented by an ominous lead. Sanguine Vigil is out February 28 on CD and digital via Everlasting Spew. Vinyl will come later from Me Saco un Ojo. The post Track Premiere: Galvanizer – ‘Sanguine Vigil’ appeared first on Decibel Magazine. Track Premiere: Galvanizer – ‘Sanguine … Continue reading

Opinion: Cancelling Taake Shows Isn’t Helping Anyone

We’re getting into the swing of 2018 but partying like it’s 2016. As many people who’re glued to their phones have probably seen; Antifa has put pressure on venues in NYC and Chicago to cancel performances of the Taake/King Dude tour. While I think it’s a step in the right direction to go from lobbing tear gas into a show to a more peaceful method of disruption (if you forget the threats to venues about ruining their livelihoods, but baby steps, I guess) it’s still not doing the organization any favors with public perception. While I’m aware that’s not their … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Avon – “Dave’s Dungeon”

Ready for a trip across multiple musical landscapes? Good. Strap in and prepare for Avon‘s sophomore album, Dave’s Dungeon. Featuring renowned drummer Alfredo Hernandez (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, etc), the album jumps from desert/stoner rock sounds to mellowed-out punk to twin-guitar harmonies that will draw comparisons to Iron Maiden and the like. There’s no way to accurately sum up the sounds on Dave’s Dungeon without using a plethora of words and reference points that wouldn’t truly do Avon justice, so enjoy an exclusive stream below. Dave’s Dungeon is out February 23 via Heavy Psych Sounds. The post Full Album Stream: Avon – “Dave’s Dungeon” appeared … Continue reading

Q&A: Erdve’s Vaidotas & Kristijonas Reflect On Happiness

Lithuania noisemakers Erdve may be inspired by the likes of ISIS, Botch, and Swans, but they’re also informed by their environment. This deadly combination of dissonance, repetition, and cultural awareness makes for incredibly unnerving music. To wit, Erdve’s debut album, Vaitojimas (Season of Mist). From the moment the title track kicks off through mid-album bruiser “Apvertkis” to the final song “Atraja,” Vaitojimas reflects a disturbing journey. Self-described as “heavy-atmospheric sound aesthetic based on raw expression,” Erdve’s approach to sound and structure is something to behold. At once, it recalls the early aughts when hardcore had extinguished its small-mindedness, expanding outward … Continue reading

Video Premiere: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's 'A Love Unreal'

“A Love Unreal”, the new video from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming tenth full-length album, “Grimmest Hits”, which was released on January 19 via Entertainment One (eOne). The clip was directed by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s longtime collaborator Justin Reich. Regarding the songwriting process for “Grimmest Hits”, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman Zakk Wylde told the Omaha World-Herald: “The only ideas I really had [prior to going into the studio] were ‘The Only Words’. I wrote that when I was sitting in a hotel room. It reminded me of a CREAM thing. … Continue reading

ALL THAT REMAINS Frontman Says Banning Semiautomatic Rifles Would Not Solve Problem Of Increasing Mass Shootings

ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte has weighed in on the gun control debate, less than a week after a shooting at a Florida high school left 14 students and three teachers dead. The attack in Parkland was the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 rampage that killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Whenever there’s a mass shooting, the ongoing debate over gun control comes back into the national spotlight. But amid all the arguing and finger-pointing that always accompanies a topic this controversial, nothing seems to break the legislative stalemate that exists on this issue. … Continue reading

Video: ACCEPT Performs In Turku, Finland

Fan-filmed video footage of ACCEPT‘s February 17 performance at Logomo in Turku, Finland can be seen below. ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann told Brazil’s Heavy Talk that it’s “very important” for his band to continuously write new material. “We felt when we got back together with Mark [Tornillo, vocals] or we got a ‘rebirth’ about ten years ago, we made a vow that we’re not going to be a nostalgia band,” he explained. “We really didn’t want to be a band who plays old stuff over and over again because there’s enough bands doing that already. We felt if we’re going … Continue reading

DEF LEPPARD Drummer Joins TESLA On Stage During 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise (Video)

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen joined TESLA on stage at this year’s Monsters Of Rock cruise to perform an acoustic version of the song “Little Suzi”. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV). TESLA singer Jeff Keith told Pollstar in a 2016 interview that the members of DEF LEPPARD are “like our big brothers.” TESLA‘s ninth full-length album, “Shock”, which is tentatively due in the fall, was helmed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. Collen previously co-wrote and produced the TESLA song “Save That Goodness”, which was released in August 2016 and … Continue reading

SNAKEYES RELEASES “EVOLUTION” PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

SNAKEYES RELEASES “EVOLUTION” PROMOTIONAL VIDEO The third single off the band’s new “Metal Monster” album SnakeyeS, the band started by José Pineda, Justi Bala, and Carlos Delgado (from the former Spanish band SPHINX) together with Romanian singer Cosmin Aionita (9.7 RICHTER), has released the promotional video for “Evolution”, the third single off its new “Metal Monster” album. The “Evolution” video, available below, was recorded and directed by Leo Traverso: “Metal Monster” was released on November 25th, 2017, on both CD and digitally, and is available for download and streaming through all major music digital distribution platforms. The album’s cover artwork was designed by Spanish artist Francisco Garcés. The album features 11 brand new songs, recorded and … Continue reading

“Mind Enemies” ANNOUNCES European TOUR WITH WITH “Drauggard”

“Mind Enemies” ANNOUNCES European TOUR WITH  WITH “Drauggard” MIND ENEMIES are about to hit the road for their first European tour, alongside black metallers DRAUGGARD from Russia/Austria. They’ll kick things off with a record release show for their new album “Revenge” (out 08/13/17) and spend one week on the road promoting the album. In addition, Spotify is currently streaming “Revenge”, the debut-album . – take a listen at this location (https://open.spotify.com/album/3JKdfDXgN5rTgxNeUGfH1l). Metal-Rules.com ” I really recommend that you check these guys out. Before you know it, the EP finishes and you have to press the play again button. During the writing of this review, and before I had started, I must … Continue reading

L.A. GUNS' PHIL LEWIS On Future Work With STEVE RILEY: 'I Doubt It'

In a newly posted feature by music writer Joel Gausten, L.A. GUNS singer Phil Lewis discusses his reunion with guitarist/founding member Tracii Guns and shares his thoughts on the time when two separate versions of the band existed. An excerpt from the story appears below. Far from an overnight success, L.A. GUNS paid their dues in Los Angeles for five years before the release of their eponymous debut album in 1988. Before settling on what many fans consider to be the classic L.A. GUNS lineup — Lewis, Guns, bassist Kelly Nickels, guitarist Mick Cripps and former W.A.S.P./ KEEL/STEPPENWOLF drummer Steve … Continue reading

HYPNOTHETICALL release Lyric video, preorder started

The modern progster Hypnotheticall have released the new lyric video for the song “Dreaming in Digital”, from the upcoming album “Synchreality” which will be available on March 16th via Revalve records. ”Synchreality” is available now on pre-order CD/DIGITAL at: http://player.believe.fr/v2/3614979678152 http://www.revalverecords.com/Hypnotheticall.html https://www.facebook.com/hypnotheticall/ https://www.facebook.com/revalverecords/ Continue reading

FOREIGNER Announces First-Ever Orchestral Release Of Its Hits

“I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Cold As Ice”, “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Hot Blooded”, “Juke Box Hero”. FOREIGNER‘s timeless anthems continue to rock the charts with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits and album sales now exceeding 75 million copies. For the first time ever, FOREIGNER will present all its hits with a 58-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir with “Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus” available on April 27 via earMUSIC. In May 2017, the band performed two sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland, together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & … Continue reading

LAMB OF GOD Frontman Urges Lawmakers To Pass Gun Control Legislation: Thoughts And Prayers 'Ain't Working'

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has called on lawmakers to enact stricter gun control in the wake of last week’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 14 students and three teachers dead. The attack in Parkland was the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 rampage that killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Writing on his Instagram account, Blythe was among those calling for action instead of just thoughts and prayers after a troubled former student opened fire with a military-style rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He wrote: “No more ‘thoughts and … Continue reading

Is It 'The End Of The Road' For KISS?

On February 8, Kiss Catalog Ltd., the owner of the intellectual property rights pertaining to the legendary rock group KISS, filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the word mark “The End Of The Road”. If granted, the registration will protect the use of the standard character mark of “The End Of The Road” on entertainment services, specifically “live performances by a musical band.” Word of the application has led to speculation among KISS fans that the band could be preparing to embark on its final tour. KISS had once before publicly announced its … Continue reading

ANTHRAX Drummer Slams DONALD TRUMP For Using Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI's Russia Probe

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has slammed President Donald Trump for suggesting that the FBI was to blame for failing to stop the latest Florida mass shooting, because the agency was distracted by the Russia probe. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign — there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!” The FBI has said it failed to act on … Continue reading

PAUL STANLEY Disputes GENE SIMMONS's Version Of How 'It's My Life' Was Written

Paul Stanley has disputed Gene Simmons‘s explanation of how the song “It’s My Life” came together, insisting that he “wrote the title, chorus, chords, melody and lyric” to the track before Gene got involved and “wrote the rest.” “It’s My Life” was originally demoed for KISS‘s 1982 album, “Creatures Of The Night”, but it did not make the final record. It was later re-recorded for 1998’s “Psycho Circus”, but once again found itself excluded from a KISS album for which it was recorded. Gene‘s original demo version of “It’s My Life” is one of the tracks featured on his recently … Continue reading

Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON On Overcoming Recent Health Issues: 'There's No Way I'm Not Going Back Out On Tour'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former SLIPKNOT and current VIMIC/SINSAENUM and drummer Joey Jordison. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he loves most about drumming: Joey: “The simplest beats, on what rock music or any music has been formed on, can be the toughest beats to execute and perform, because it’s really easy to not respect a simple 4/4 beat because people always want to play fast. Sometimes, a lot of drummers will try and rush into the technicality of, … Continue reading

KREATOR Frontman: 'I'm Happy If I Can Be The Communicator Between My Emotions And What People Go Through In Their Lives'

ESP Guitars Czech Republic/Slovakia recently conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash veterans KREATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he developed his own playing style: Mille: “I came up with my own technique. I was never a big fan of learning. When I was growing up in the late ’80s, a lot of people would go to the GIT [Guitar Institute Of Technology] in Los Angeles. There was a couple of guitar players from Germany who went there and they came back with a huge head. … Continue reading

MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN: 'It's Insane To Be Having This Level Of Success This Deep Into Our Career'

Rob Rush of Long Island’s 94.3 The Shark radio station recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the climate around MACHINE HEAD‘s 1994 “Burn My Eyes” debut, which was released on Roadrunner Records: Robb: “One of the main reasons we signed with Roadrunner was because they had half of our favorite bands on the label. They had SEPULTURA, they had BIOHAZARD, it was just a cool vibe. We were in Oakland, just doing our own thing. We … Continue reading

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says New Project AURI 'Opened All The Floodgates When It Comes To Writing Songs For NIGHTWISH'

Finland’s Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with the members of AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela and NIGHTWISH multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of AURI: Tuomas: “2011 was when the seed was planted, so to say. That’s when Troy made the first song called ‘Aphrodite Rising’. And, that’s a whole different story, but already back then, we knew that at some point that the three of us, we needed to be doing music together because … Continue reading

JOACIM CANS Says HAMMERFALL Will Focus More On 'Legacy Of Kings' Album On Upcoming North American Tour

Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of veteran Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL during January’s NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether HAMMERFALL has started working on the follow-up to 2016’s “Built To Last”: Joacim: “Yes, there are some new songs in the making. But, due to the fact the previous U.S. tour was so good and successful, we decided to add another tour as the only headliner. We had to postpone everything. The next album was supposed … Continue reading

DERRICK GREEN Says SEPULTURA 'Started To Develop A Little Bit More Of Their Own Personality' On 'Arise'

Daniel Dekay of Banger TV conducted an interview with SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green aboard this year’s installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which was held February 1-5. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his musical beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio: Derrick: “For me, music has always been a big part of my life. My mother was a music teacher and so I would hear music all the time growing up. In school, that’s what really kicked off that possibly I could do something with my voice. I was forced to … Continue reading

TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 years ago: Eric: “When we started, our genre, thrash metal, maybe there was 10 thrash metal bands that were signed. Then maybe another 20 or 30 that were unsigned. Now, there’s two thousand signed and two million unsigned, so, the genre has grown a lot, and, yeah, … Continue reading

ASESINO Feat. FEAR FACTORY Members: Video Of Fullerton Concert Available; Mexican Shows Announced

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and FEAR FACTORY/ex-STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), played a free show this past Tuesday, February 12 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. ASESINO will return to Mexico this May, a little over half a year after canceling an appearance at the 2017 Knotfest México due to Cazares‘s broken leg. ASESINO will play the following shows: May 18 – Guadalajara – Foro Indepencia May 19 – Monterrey – Cafe Iguana May 20 – Mexico City – Carpas Astros ASESINO has … Continue reading

PAPA ROACH's JACOBY SHADDIX On Rock Musicians Battling Depression: 'There's A Loneliness At Times That Sets In'

Christina Rowatt of Australia’s The Void recently conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix. You can watch the chat below. Speaking about last year’s suicide of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington, Jacoby said: “I knew Chester quite well. Back in the day, we [PAPA ROACH] were just starting to crack off the hinges and they [LINKIN PARK] were just about to break. And we actually took them on tour way back in the day and had a really good moment out there with those guys and became really close with them. We had a lot of fun. We … Continue reading

Former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Singer JARI TIURA: 'King Of Lions' Album Details Revealed

Former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and current CENTURY LOST and STARGAZERY singer Jari Tiura will release his debut solo album on March 23. “King Of Lions” is a bit different from Jari‘s previous output, having more of an AOR feel to it but also with a genuine hard rock vibe. Tiura was born 1968 in Tampere, Finland. He began to sing around the age of 17 when he also formed his first real band CROMMER. Two years later, the group changed their name to BOURBON and started to play gigs in its hometown. A big change in Tiura‘s musical career happened … Continue reading

STEEL PANTHER Frontman: 'People Who Buy Tickets To Our Shows Know What To Expect'

STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr was interviewed by Ornella Carlone of Comebackstage prior to the band’s February 8 concert in Stuttgart, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if he has any concerns that the #MeToo movement might make it more difficult for STEEL PANTHER to continue performing songs that ooze with misogyny and sexism, and inviting girls up on stage to flash their breasts, Michael said: “People who buy tickets to our shows know what to expect. And people that maybe come for the first time, if they don’t like it, they just leave. And that’s just … Continue reading

MARILYN MANSON Puts On 'Amazing' Show In Sayreville, One Day After Long Island Meltdown (Video)

Marilyn Manson played an “amazing” show in Sayreville, New Jersey, one day after his disastrous performance in Huntington, New York. “He was [blanking] awesome, sorry for my language,” one fan told the Asbury Park Press after last night’s concert. “He outdid himself. He made up for [Thursday]. He said how much he loved New Jersey and we gave him the love he deserved.” “The show [in Sayreville] was amazing, the show [in Huntington] wasn’t so good,” another fan who attended both concerts said. “[Friday night] he was able to sing the full songs. [Thursday] night, he wasn’t able to sing … Continue reading