Video: RATT Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed on April 29 at M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini were joined on stage by former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on RATT‘s last studio album, 2010’s “Infestation”, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who previously played with Y&T, WHITE LION and MEGADETH, among others. A completely different version of RATT — led by drummer … Continue reading

MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Proposes To Girlfriend Onstage In Alabama (Photo)

MASTODON‘s Brent Hinds proposed to his girlfriend Raísa Moreno onstage during the band’s April 28 concert in Birmingham, Alabama. The singer/guitarist, who grewup in nearby Helena, was also joined by his grandmother, who came up onstage to dance while the band played. A fan in attendance took a photo of the big moment and posted it on Twitter. Hinds is the sole remaining unmarried member of MASTODON, which is currently touring the U.S. with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL and RUSSIAN CIRCLES. MASTODON‘s latest album, “Emperor Of Sand”, was released at the end of March. The follow-up to 2014’s “Once More … Continue reading

Hear Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS And PRIMAL FEAR's RALF SCHEEPERS Duet On 'Victim Of Changes'

Original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins has released a new version of the PRIEST classic “Victim Of Changes”, featuring a duet with PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers. The track is taken from Atkins‘s latest solo album, “Reloaded”, which was released in January via Gonzo Multimedia. The album is a collection tracks from the last four decades that Al has either written or performed from his days in JUDAS PRIEST to his last band HOLY RAGE. It features additional special guest appearances by Ian Hill of JUDAS PRIEST (who performed on the original recordings of some of these classics, like “Victim … Continue reading

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE To Release 'Live From Brixton: Chapter Two' DVD, Blu-Ray, CD In July

The last two nights of BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s 2016 U.K. tour took place on December 9 and December 10 at the O2 Brixton Academy, with the second night seeing the band playing its debut album, “The Poison”, in full on its tenth anniversary year. Both shows were captured by Live Here Now and are set for release as “Live From Brixton: Chapter Two” on July 28. Nights one and two are both available on limited-edition double CDs, plus deluxe 2 x DVD and Blu-ray editions (which include both evenings’ performances). Finally, “Night Two: Performing The Poison” in its entirety … Continue reading

PAPA ROACH Releases 'Help' Music Video

“Help”, the new Darren Craig-directed video from PAPA ROACH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s ninth studio album, “Crooked Teeth”, which will be released on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc will be available digitally and physically, as a standard (10 tracks) and deluxe (10 tracks + 3 brand new tracks + 16 Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions (see details below). “Help” burst on to the radio waves and streaming services last month by debuting as No. 1 Most Added at Active Rock. Written and recorded in a cramped North … Continue reading

CHRIS CORNELL On SOUNDGARDEN's Chances Of Getting Into ROCK HALL: 'It Doesn't Really Make Any Difference To Me'

With PEARL JAM and fellow Seattle icons NIRVANA now both having been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, it would only make sense that SOUNDGARDEN — who have been eligible since 2013 and were on that vaunted scene before either of those other bands — get recognized as well. But SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell said it’s not something he thinks about all that much. “To be honest, it doesn’t really make any difference to me,” he told Den Of Geek, although he himself inducted HEART a few years ago and admitted he’s “really proud” of bandmate Matt … Continue reading

RIKKI ROCKETT Is 'The Last Person Anyone Would Have To Talk Into' Making New POISON Album

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett spoke to The Aquarian Weekly in a new interview about the possibility of the band ever returning to the studio to write and record a new album of all-original material. “There aren’t any immediate plans right now, but I would love that, of course,” he said. “I am always the guy that wants to get in the studio. I have a studio at home. I would be the last person anyone would have to talk into doing it, but at this point, there aren’t any plans.” Rockett also spoke about POISON getting back on stage for … Continue reading

CHEAP TRICK Joins Forces With PledgeMusic For 'We're All Alright!' Album

Rock icons CHEAP TRICK are partnering with PledgeMusic on a pre-order campaign for their anticipated forthcoming album, “We’re All Alright!” Fans who order the album will not only be among the first to hear brand-new tracks, but will also have access to limited-edition CHEAP TRICK merchandise available exclusively through PledgeMusic. Pledgers can pre-order the album in digital, CD, and vinyl form now on CHEAP TRICK‘s campaign page. The leaders in direct-to-fan platforms, PledgeMusic allows artists to get more personal with their fans, offering pledgers updates straight from the band and items not available anywhere else. “We’re All Alright!” blends past … Continue reading

BORKNAGAR Guitarist Says Working With Former Vocalist KRISTOFFER 'GARM' RYGG Was 'Fantastic'

Jasmin St. Claire conducted an interview with guitarists Jens F. Ryland and Øystein G. Brun of Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR at this year’s edition of the Inferno festival, which was held April 12-15 in Oslo, Norway. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band’s recent live dates in South America: Øystein: “It’s a lot of passion. A lot of love, a lot of intensity. Everything, basically. Amazing. The response from the audience was overwhelming a lot of the times, so to speak.” On the lyrical themes found on the … Continue reading

ALEX SKOLNICK Is 'Sure' TESTAMENT Will 'Go Back To More Collaborative Ideas In The Future'

In a recent interview with WSPN Skidmore College radio host George Burnz, TESTAMENT‘s Alex Skolnick again discussed the fact that fellow guitarist Eric Peterson shouldered nearly all of the songwriting load for the band’s new “Brotherhood Of The Snake” album. He said during the chat (see video below): “Usually, there’s a little more of collaborative riffs. We wrote some collaborations together such as the tune ‘Neptune’s Spear’. But on this one, he just had an abundance of parts working together so we took more of that approach, but I don’t think that represents a permanent thing. I’m sure we’ll go … Continue reading

FRANK BELLO On New ANTHRAX Lead Guitarist JON DONAIS: 'It's Like He's Always Been Here'

Mike DiQuinzio of JAM Magazine conducted an interview with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello prior to the band’s April 18 show at the House Of Blues in Dallas, Texas as part of “The Killthrax Tour” with co-headliners KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of drummer Charlie Benante, who has been forced to sit out some recent shows due to his ongoing issues with carpal tunnel syndrome: Frank: “That carpal tunnel, you guys know this at this point, it’s been well documented. He had surgery on his hand for … Continue reading

THE ACACIA STRAIN: New Song 'Big Sleep' Available For Streaming

THE ACACIA STRAIN has dropped another new song from its forthcoming album, “Gravebloom”, out June 30 on Rise Records. “Big Sleep” features a guest vocal appearance from KUBLAI KHAN‘s Matt Honeycutt and can be streamed below. THE ACACIA STRAIN singer Vincent Bennett said: “I didn’t even understand what the hell was going on when I first heard this song. Luckily, Matt did guest vocals and saved me the embarrassment.” THE ACACIA STRAIN previously released a new song called “Bitter Pill” which has been dominating the “Devil’s Dozen” countdown on SiriusXM‘s Liquid Metal channel. THE ACACIA STRAIN will spend its summer … Continue reading

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Feat. SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY Members: 'Sad State Of Affairs' Song Streaming

The song “Sad State Of Affairs” from the Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — featuring members of metal frontrunners SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY — can be streamed below. The track is taken from THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA‘s third studio album, “Amber Galactic”, which will be released on May 19 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Handsome Hard Studio in Lund, Sweden. The album follows THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA‘s two previous releases, 2012’s “Internal Affairs” and 2015’s “Skyline Whispers”. THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA singer Björn Strid states: “‘Amber Galactic’ is a relationship drama set in space, … Continue reading

ICED EARTH: Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Raven Wing'

The official lyric video for “Raven Wing”, a brand new song from ICED EARTH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Incorruptible”, which will be released on June 16 via Century Media. The cover artwork for the disc (as well as additional illustrations to every song) was created by David Newman-Stump from Skeleton Crew Tattoo (pencil illustrations) and Roy Young (colors). “Incorruptible” 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 … Continue reading

RAMMSTEIN: Watch 'Links 2 3 4' Performance From 'Paris' DVD

“Paris”, the new concert DVD and Blu-ray from German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN, will be released on May 19. The set was recorded in March 2012 at the then-named Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris (now AccorHotels Arena) during RAMMSTEIN‘s “Made In Germany” tour, and was helmed by the band’s longtime collaborator, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. Åkerlund has also worked with METALLICA, SATYRICON, MADONNA and THE PRODIGY, among others. A performance clip of the song “Links 2 3 4”, taken from “Paris”, can be seen below. 21 years down the line, with the original lineup, the six East Berliners stand at … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Big Kizz – 'Eye On You'

Swedish rockers Big Kizz are bursting onto the scene with a quality pedigree and a new video. Big Kizz features drummer Axel Sjöberg (ex-Graveyard), bassist John Hoyles (Spiders, ex-Witchcraft) and vocalist/guitarist Pontus Westerman (Lady Banana) playing feel good rock ‘n’ roll that also draws from power pop and punk.  Based on their tunes and this new music video (Big Kizz’s first ever) for “Eye On You,” we think it’s a safe bet that the recent Tee Pee Records signees like to have a good time with the music they play.  “We used the multibillion dollar budget that Tee Pee gave us … Continue reading

GUS G. Says Reunion Between OZZY OSBOURNE And ZAKK WYLDE Is 'Long Overdue'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who joined Ozzy Osbourne‘s just under a decade ago, says that “it’s great to see” the BLACK SABBATH singer back together with his longtime axeman Zakk Wylde. It was announced earlier today that Wylde would be rejoining Ozzy‘s backing group for all his upcoming 2017 solo show dates. Osbourne‘s touring lineup will also include Rob “Blasko” Nicholson on bass, Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on keyboards. Within a couple of hours of the announcement, Gus, who played on Ozzy‘s latest studio album, 2010’s “Scream”, released a statement thanking his former boss and praising … Continue reading

For Those About To Squawk: Life Of Agony, Warcrab, Statiqbloom

So the Decibel Metal and Beer Fest was a HUGE success, if you didn’t go… ya blew it. There was metal, there was beer… maybe next year they’ll ask your old boy Waldo to perform… we’ll see… So, I’m admittedly not the world’s biggest Life Of Agony fan… so let’s just get into it. A Place Where There’s No More Pain is out on Napalm Records, and I gotta say I’m not into it. The biggest difference here is that singer Mina has ditched the Danzig-esque baritone in favor of a higher register.  This leaves the impression of a more … Continue reading

KORN Postpones May Headlining Shows

Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” KORN has postponed more than half a dozen headlining shows it was scheduled to play in May. The band states: “We will still be performing at Carolina Rebellion on May 6th, Pointfest on May 13th and Rock On The Range on May 20th. All tickets will be honored, or refunded at the point of purchase. Stay tuned for more information regarding rescheduling the dates.” Affected tour dates: May 07 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore May 09 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount May 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE May 11 – Grand … Continue reading

The Metalheads Podcast Covers Decibel Metal And Beer Fest

The Metalheads Podcast were in attendance at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest, and they recorded a lengthy podcast all about the fest, including interviews with Brewtal Truth author Adam Tepedelen and Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull and Blake Harrison.  The podcast team — George, Will and John — cover both the bands who performed as well as each brewery, sharing information and opinions about each.  Hull talked with the team about Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Saturday headlining set, while Harrison discussed the differences between smaller club shows and festival gigs, the new Pig Destroyer record and their relationships with other bands on the … Continue reading

MOTÖRHEAD And Amplified Ale Works Collaborate On Limited-Edition Beer Series

Amplified Ale Works has announced its newest beer collaboration is with rock legends MOTÖRHEAD. Born To Lose IPA is a boldly aggressive West Coast-style IPA, befitting of the band’s loud, aggressive style. The 6.5% IPA is brewed with Cascade, Simcoe and Citra hops that provide an earthy, resinous aroma with notes of fresh citrus. In an ode to MOTÖRHEAD‘s British roots, the beer was also brewed with Maris Otter, a premium British malt that brings a sweet balance to the beer’s bold bitterness. The limited-edition beer will be sold directly from Amplified‘s two San Diego locations and will also be … Continue reading

Yes, There is a Band Called Tyrannosorceress

There are a lot of standard words used in metal band names these days: black, death, brutal, dark, and so on. Others try to be as wacky, “random” or extravagant as possible in an effort to grab the attention of readers (or people who write for metal websites). Having covered metal for awhile now, I’ve grown numb to a lot of this. So imagine my surprise when these guys wound up in my inbox: Tyrannosorceress. I wish I’d made that up. Combining the most legendary dinosaur of all time with a magical theme: genius. I also like the name reminds … Continue reading

IN THIS MOMENT Frontwoman Promises 'A More Serious Overtone' On Upcoming Album

IN THIS MOMENT has set a July 14 release date for the band’s follow-up to 2014’s “Black Widow” album. A single, “Oh Lord”, will precede the full-length effort in the coming weeks. IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink told Albany, New York’s Q103 radio station about the group’s upcoming disc: “We are right in the process of picking the final name, so I can’t say that yet; we’re almost there. But I’m just so excited for people to hear this new album. ” Regarding the lyrical themes covered on the new album, Brink said: “I’ve always been a woman that’s … Continue reading

Watch Reunited RATT Perform In Philadelphia

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed at the Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini were joined on stage by former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on RATT‘s last studio album, 2010’s “Infestation”, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who previously played with Y&T, WHITE LION and MEGADETH, among others. A completely different version of RATT — led by drummer Bobby Blotzer … Continue reading

Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store

The first Decibel Metal and Beer Fest took place last weekend, leaving great memories and empty beer bottles in its wake. The weekend was surely one for the books, and you deserve to remember it, which is why we’ve put all the remaining commemorative beer steins in our store! 35 steins remain, and then we’re fresh out of fest merchandise, so don’t delay! Shipping is free within the United States. Purchase yours here.  Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Decibel

Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store

The first Decibel Metal and Beer Fest took place last weekend, leaving great memories and empty beer bottles in its wake. The weekend was surely one for the books, and you deserve to remember it, which is why we’ve put all the remaining commemorative beer steins in our store! 35 steins remain, and then we’re fresh out of fest merchandise, so don’t delay! Shipping is free within the United States. Purchase yours here.  Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Decibel {$inline_image}

HALESTORM, SLIPKNOT Members Pay Tribute To DAVE GROHL At Nashville Concert (Video)

Former and current members of HALESTORM, SLIPKNOT and SUICIDAL TENENDCIES took part in a tribute show honoring the music of Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) last night (Thursday, April 27) at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, dubbed “Rock N’ Grohl: A Tribute To Dave Grohl”, saw HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger joined by former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES members Josh Paul and Nico Santora and SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg. Video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of King Thrust Entertainment). HALESTORM‘s third covers EP, “ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP”, was released on January 6 via … Continue reading

OZZY OSBOURNE And ZAKK WYLDE Reunite For 2017 Tour

For the first time in more than a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde are together again. Known as one of rock’s most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of Ozzy headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14. While they’ve performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark Ozzy‘s first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one Ozzy & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in … Continue reading

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Subscribe now via this special offer and we’ll send you five classic, out-of-print Decibel flexi discs for FREE. In addition to your Deluxe subscription to North America’s premier extreme music magazine, you’ll receive the five rare or sold-out Flexi Series: ·       Carcass “Zochrot” (dB034) ·       Pallbearer – “Fear and Fury” (dB052) ·       Neurosis – “Locust Star” (1995 Demo)  (dB070) ·       Memoriam – “Surrounded (by Death)” (Demo)  (dB071) ·       Pentagram – “Bang It Out” (1971 Rehearsal) (dB055)  Supplies are EXTREMELY limited. So, take advantage of this rare opportunity to receive these highly collectible vinyl recordings and subscribe here now, but hurry, this … Continue reading

THE AGONIST Guitarist Responds To ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ's Accusation Of Betrayal

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST have fired back at their former singer Alissa White-Gluz, accusing her of “slandering” their name openly and as purposely trying to sabotage them within the music industry at any opportunity. White-Gluz was announced as the new singer of ARCH ENEMY on March 17, 2014. That same day, THE AGONIST revealed that they had recruited Vicky Psarakis as Alissa‘s replacement, saying in a statement that they wished White-Gluz “all the best with ARCH ENEMY and her future endeavors.” A day later, Alissa released her own statement in which she claimed that she “had … Continue reading