Jesus Christ drowns the Dirty Nil in new music video

Directed by Mitch Barnes and Victor Malang, the music video for the Dirty Nil’s song “That’s What Heaven Feels Like” takes an interesting turn. The music video follows the band’s satirical death into the afterlife. Read more: twenty one pilots visit children’s hospital before St. Louis concert After “Jesus Christ” drowns the band in an inground swimming pool, the Dirty Nil make their way to their version of heaven. In their “heaven,” they are met with a plethora of Segways, martinis and gold chains. What did you think of our video for That’s What Heaven Feels Like? @jerryspringer dug it! https://t.co/6VfGhpMoOG … Continue reading

THE HEARD Feat. Ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DEATHSTARS Members: 'A Death Supreme' Single Available

THE HEARD, the new Swedish rock band featuring former CRUCIFIED BARBARA guitarist Klara “Force” Rönnqvist Fors, bassist Ida “Evileye” Stenbacka and drummer Nikki Wicked (a.k.a. Jannicke Lindström) alongside DEATHSTARS bassist Jonas “Skinny Disco” Kangur (on lead guitar) and burlesque performer, model and singer Pepper Potemkin, has released a new single, “A Death Supreme”. The song is taken from THE HEARD‘s upcoming debut album, “The Island”, which is due on November 2 via Despotz Records. “A Death Supreme” tells the story of a female writer who moves out to the island in hope for a better life. But her past catches … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Wroht – ‘Butchery’

The Bay Area was once a fertile breeding ground for thrash metal and, in recent years, it’s proven itself to be a playground for up-and-coming death metal outfits like Necrot, Vastum and Acephalix. Young death metal crew Wroht met in 2016 (at a Death to All show, no less) and began to work on Worship Rot, their debut album. Inspired by old-school head splitters like Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, Wroht excel at brutal death metal not because they play in the lowest tuning or have a vocalist that would impress Trevor Strnad, but because they write primitive, headbanging riffs. For example, … Continue reading

John Krasinski set to write sequel to ‘A Quiet Place’

There’s nothing better than a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and John Krasinski’s film, A Quiet Place, did just that when it first debuted on the big screen. With the guy who played Jim Halpert graduating from Office prankster to a horror movie writer and star, we weren’t really sure what to expect. But, after seeing the horrifying flick, we couldn’t wait to see what else Krasinski was going to do in the horror world. Read more: Watch this hilarious mash-up of ‘The Office’ and ‘A Quiet Place’ A few months ago, it was confirmed that A Quiet … Continue reading

K.K. DOWNING On 'British Steel': 'That Was The Album For JUDAS PRIEST That Consolidated Everything'

K.K. Downing recently sat down with Metal Matt for a lengthy interview about the former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist’s new memoir, “Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest”, in which he allows the audience to get an inside glimpse of his life as a member of the iconic heavy metal group. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what PRIEST album epitomizes what the band is all about, Downing said: “I get asked this quite a lot, and it’s so difficult — it is really difficult. But I think, if I can just elaborate a little bit on that, … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Brainoil – “Singularity to Extinction”

This is it: the best sludge metal album you’ll hear all year. Singularity to Extinction is Brainoil‘s first album since 2011, following a rarities comp that same year and a split with Dropdead in 2014. The Oakland-based trio aren’t afraid to change up their tempos, varying from the more upbeat “Preface to Madness” to the miserable, crawling “Blank Static Void.” Singularity to Extinction is swathed—or maybe drowned is a better descriptor—in raw, abrasive crust. Walls of guitar backed by sluggish drumming wash over the listener and Greg Wilkinson barks out vocal lines like he wants to cough up blood at the end of a recording … Continue reading

Half of new guitar players are women, says study

Fender found out that 50 percent of beginner guitar players are women. The study also points out at the emotional benefits of playing an instrument. Read more: Everything coming to and leaving Hulu in November According to a new study by Fender, the diversity of guitar players is growing. To begin with, women are 50 percent of all beginner and aspirational players. Plus, the number of African-Americans and Hispanics learning to play guitar is increasing. The former group accounts for 19 percent, while the latter makes up 25 percent of beginners. Research shows that 72 percent of people pick up guitar to learn … Continue reading

Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Teams Up With Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer In VLTIMAS

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of VLTIMAS. The three-piece extreme metal formation, consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), has completed the work on its debut album for an early 2019 release. Eriksen comments: “Feels like aeons ago since I last ventured into these musical shores, but alas, here we are. “It’s been an intense year and a half with lots of planning, hard work, personal sacrifice and yeah, traveling. I believe I speak for all three of us on this matter. Nevertheless, the beast has been summoned and … Continue reading

Label Spotlight: Sliptrick Records

Sliptrick Records formed in 2007, undergoing a series of home base location changes before settling in Latvia in 2014. In the time since their inception, Sliptrick have released literally hundreds of albums that range in style from singer-songwriter to hard rock, brutal death metal and anything else that they enjoy. Decibel had a chat with Carlo Muselli, head of Sliptrick’s European operations, to learn more about their selection process, the business of running a record label in 2018 and why Sliptrick often works with young bands on their debut albums. Read the interview below, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and … Continue reading

Youtube is down and the internet isn’t sure what to do—UPDATED

UPDATE: OCT. 16, 11:01 P.M. EST YouTube is now back up. The video site’s Twitter account responsible for updates, troubleshooting tips and help revealed the news. “We’re back! Thanks for all of your patience,” the account tweeted. “If you continue to experience issues, please let us know.” We’re back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know. https://t.co/NVU5GP7Sy6 — Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018 However, there is still no word on what caused the outage. ORIGINAL POST: OCT. 16, 10:34 P.M. EST On the off chance that you could have possibly … Continue reading

JEFF PILSON Says New Project With GEORGE LYNCH, MICK BROWN, ROBERT MASON Will Be Called THE END MACHINE

The new band featuring three members of the classic DOKKEN lineup along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason has officially been christened THE END MACHINE. Although guitarist George Lynch said in a recent interview that his new collaboration with his onetime DOKKEN bandmates Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) would be called THE END, Pilson clarified during a chat that “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon” that the actual name will be THE END MACHINE, with “The End” written “in capitals and ‘Machine’ in small letters.” Asked if THE END MACHINE‘s music can best be described … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Anomalie – ‘Temples’

Despite having just released the full-length album Visions last year, Austrian black metal duo Anomalie have already returned with a new EP, titled Integra, for release later this year. Combining aggressive but spacious black metal with screams and rhythmically sung vocals, Anomalie use new song “Temples” to offer a critique of organized religion. The accompanying video splices together clips of various negative events, all inspired by religion or that occurred at religious gatherings, from televangelists demonstrating to massive audiences to Charlottesville to riots, military action and acts of terror. At the end of the video, multi-instrumentalist and main man Marrok is seen building a shrine or … Continue reading

Most Americans can’t recognize social media bots, says study

A recent study from Pew Research Center found that Americans don’t have a lot of knowledge of social media bots. While two-thirds of Americans have heard about them, not everyone feels confident they can distinguish bots from humans. Read more: Stephen Hawking posthumously predicts consequences of superhumans According to the study, 66 percent of Americans are aware of social media bots. The majority of them (83 percent) believe they are used for bad purposes. In contrast, a third of Americans (34 percent) say they have never heard about bots. Among the ones who have, only 47 percent believe they can recognize the … Continue reading

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Plans Film Inspired by Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’

Luca Guadagnino teams with screenwriter Richard LaGravenese for adaptation that captures 1975 masterpiece’s “central themes” ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Plans Film Inspired by Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Plans Film Inspired by Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ rollingstone Continue reading

JANE'S ADDICTION Frontman PERRY FARRELL Signs With BMG For New Solo Album, 'Kind Heaven'

Visionary singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his new solo album, “Kind Heaven”, a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination “Kind Heaven” set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Slated for release in 2019, “Kind Heaven” marks the first solo album release from the JANE’S ADDICTION and PORNO FOR PYROS frontman since 2001. Conceived by Farrell and produced by Tony Visconti, “Kind Heaven” features Taylor Hawkins (FOO FIGHTERS), Mike Garson (DAVID BOWIE), Matt Chamberlain (SOUNDGARDEN), Chris Chaney (JANE’S ADDICTION), Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Peter … Continue reading

Film Review: Lords of Chaos

Director: Jonas Akerlund Starring: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, Valter Skarsgård 1 hour 52 minutes The Lords of Chaos film has been a while in the making — did you know that it was originally supposed to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis? Based on the book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind, this adaptation went through a few directors before former Bathory drummer Jonas Åkerlund took the helm. So from a metal cred perspective, this thing is pretty much unassailable – you don’t get more legit than a guy who not only knew the … Continue reading

Interview with Ape To God

Hi! Tell me about your band and what kind of previous experience do you have as musicians? Bart: We formed Ape To God in 2012 and recorded our first EP, Ape To God, a year later. The album received pretty good reviews but soon after it came out, we changed the direction towards faster and more brutal music. We published some new promo stuff online in 2015, parted ways with the drummer soon after and found great replacement (Patryk Mrówczyski). This change meant a two-year-long hiatus but also allowed us to work on something more interesting in the meantime. Each … Continue reading

STill Cyco Punk After All These Years – SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are among the elite crew of pioneers and kings of crossover thrash who began with the humblest of beginnings in Venice, California in the early eighties. The group didn’t just revel in an aesthetic of the underbelly of West Coast street life—it lived it. And it marched directly across the grain of the ironically conservative realm of supposedly countercultural punk rock music. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES was a street-punk band that was as uncompromising as it was original. Following the 1983 release of its self-titled debut—an absolute banger that had a light-hearted appeal whilst fully capturing the spirit of teen … Continue reading

Corey Taylor says new Slipknot record coming summer 2019

Corey Taylor has announced that Slipknot are eyeing a summer 2019 release date for their long-awaited sixth studio record, and notes the band are planning a “big world tour.” Read more: Get a sneak peek of Slipknot’s haunted house before you dare to enter 2019 is already looking to be a big year for the band with Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently revealing a forthcoming reissue of the band’s self-titled album. Now with a haunted house, a new record and a huge world tour on the way, Slipknot sure are busy. In an interview with Resurrection Fest TV, Taylor spoke about … Continue reading

Here Is First Look At SLIPKNOT-Themed Haunted House In Des Moines

A walkthrough of the new haunted attraction in Des Moines, Iowa formed as a partnership between SLIPKNOT and Slaughterhouse can be seen in the one-minute video below (courtesy of the Des Moines Register). The 10,000 square-foot haunt features memorabilia from the group, meet-and-greet events, about 40-50 actors who bring the band’s “iconology, lore and culture” to life, and even an opportunity to go through the Slaughterhouse with a SLIPKNOT bandmember. The haunt runs every Thursday-Sunday in October, plus Halloween night. General admission tickets cost $20. An estimated 12,000 could attend this year’s Slaughterhouse, up from 8,000 in 2017. Percussionist and … Continue reading

Foo Fighters invite 7-year-old guitarist to cover Metallica with them onstage

Foo Fighters were joined by a very special guest at their Kansas City concert. Frontman Dave Grohl called a seven-year-old boy up on stage to cover Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” Read more: Frank Iero is the reason this couple got together… literally After inviting the boy onstage at the Friday night gig at the Sprint Center, Grohl asked the youngster, named Collier, if he played guitar. After confirming and saying that he knew a lot of Metallica songs, Grohl excitedly asked if he wanted to play one. Obviously, he said “yes.” For the first time in a long while, Grohl was left … Continue reading