Track Premiere: Morbid Evils – 'Case II: Dead Weight'

Finish doom/sludge purveyors Morbid Evils are readying themselves to release Deceases, an album that puts an emphasis on the slow and, well, evil. The follow-up to 2015’s In Hate With the Burning World, Deceases packs a heavy punch with elements of sludge, doom and death metal. Get a taste of each genre with new song “Case II: Dead Weight,” streaming below.  “Case II: Dead Weight’ is one of the songs we finished writing during the studio session,” says vocalist/guitarist Keijo Niinimaa. “Jan’s riffs were pretty much done in advance, but the drums and structure were arranged and created while we … Continue reading

Track Premiere: End Christian – 'Delivered in Shame'

End Christian boast an all-star lineup of musicians including current and former members of Brutal Truth, Hex Inverter, Fad Naseum and more. Today, you can listen to a new song from the group, called “Delivered in Shame.”  The track uses effected vocals and a relaxed beat, creating an almost trancelike effect. It hails from End Christian’s new record, Energy & Strength.  “We hope the record feels immediate to the listener,” Christian McKenna (Hex Inverter) comments. “We tried to take some chances with this… we tried to do some stuff that isn’t common in the band setting. All that being said, we … Continue reading

Punk Legends DEAD BOYS Celebrate 40 Years Of 'Young Loud And Snotty' With Album And Tour

Punk rock pioneers and provocateurs DEAD BOYS will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their landmark first album, “Young Loud And Snotty”, with a worldwide tour and a special re-recording of the classic record. “Still Snotty: Young Loud And Snotty At 40” on Nashville-based Plowboy Records is hitting the streets and available online on September 8 with a major U.S. tour kicking off in Dallas, Texas on September 7. Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the DEAD BOYS were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like THE STOOGES and the NEW YORK DOLLS with a … Continue reading

SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, BEHEMOTH: Official Summer 2017 Tour Video

A new promotional video for SLAYER‘s summer 2017 tour with LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH can be seen below. The six-week North American trek kicked off on July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota and will run through August 20 in Phoenix, Arizona. VIP packages and VIP ticket upgrades for the tour are available at this location. Remaining tour dates: Jul. 27 – Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Jul. 28 – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD Jul. 30 – Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN Aug. 01 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS Aug. 02 … Continue reading

Listen to new track ‘haben sie angst’ from Grant the Sun

This new track ‘haben sie angst’ from Grant the Sun is taken from the project’s eponymous EP released 11 August on Mas-Kina Recordings. You can buy a copy of ‘Grant The Sun’ here. Featuring members of Insense and Beaten To Death, Grant The Sun is a brand new trio from Norway playing an instrumental metal sound influenced by names such as Devin Townsend, Extol and Meshuggah. The band began when founding members of Insense, Håvard Sveberg and Martin Rygge (who also handles guitars in grindcore group Beaten To Death) decided it was time to get together and make music again … Continue reading

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 25th-Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Of 'Core' To Include Rarities, Demos And Live Recordings

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS roared on to the scene 25 years ago with their raucous debut “Core”. A breakout success, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like “Sex Type Thing” and “Wicked Garden”, and has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for their smash single “Plush”. To mark the legendary album’s silver anniversary, Rhino will release two versions on September 29, which is 25 years to the day of the album’s original debut. The first is the … Continue reading

DREAM THEATER Announces North American Leg Of 'Images, Words & Beyond' Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced the third and final leg of their “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, which sees the pioneering group celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of its milestone RIAA-gold-certified album “Images And Words”. The North American headline dates kick off October 25 at Oakland’s Fox Theatre. The trek takes the band throughout the US, including dates at NYC’s Beacon Theatre and L.A.’s Wiltern, as well as a stop at the Sony Centre in Toronto. Like previous legs, the show will be presented as an “Evening With Dream Theater,” with no opening act. The tour will feature an … Continue reading

ACCEPT Announces 2018 European Headlining Tour

German/American metallers ACCEPT have announced the details of their early 2018 European tour, which will start on January 12 in Hamburg, Germany. The band will be promoting its new album, “The Rise Of Chaos”, which will be released on August 4 via Nuclear Blast. Tour dates: Jan. 12 – DE – Hamburg – Mehr! Theater Jan. 13 – DE – Filderstadt – Filharmonie Jan. 14 – DE – Munich – TonHalle Jan. 16 – DE – Leipzig – Haus Auensee Jan. 17 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys Jan. 19 – DE – Geiselwind – Eventzentrum Jan. 20 – CZ … Continue reading

RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram To Embark On 'Dio Returns' World Tour; First Dates Announced

A hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio made its U.S. debut this past February at the 28th annual Pollstar Awards at the The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles, California. Created by Eyellusion, the appearance of the heavy metal icon took place during a performance by DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie and is fully supported by his widow/manager, Wendy. The Dio hologram was first introduced at last year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. A world tour featuring the hologram, which will showcase various eras of the legendary metal singer’s career, will kick off with a … Continue reading

STONE SOUR Bassist Proposes To Longtime Girlfriend On Stage In Toronto (Video)

STONE SOUR bassist Johny Chow proposed to his longtime girlfriend Christi Allen during the band’s July 25 concert at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the support act for KORN. She, of course, said yes, and the video of this happy moment can now be seen below. STONE SOUR‘s bassist since 2012, Chow has an extensive music history that includes stints with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY and FIREBALL MINISTRY. Throughout the course of his career, the Buffalo native has also played with SYSTEMATIC, ECHO 3, SOULS OF RUIN, MAXIMUM PENALTY, MY RUIN and PUSHED. Asked what made him want to … Continue reading

NIKKI SIXX Undergoes Surgery To Repair Torn Rotator Cuff

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx underwent surgery on Tuesday (July 25) to repair a torn rotator cuff. He posted a couple of post-operation photos and the following message on Facebook: “Rotator and torn bicep fixed. Doctor did a great job.” This is the second major surgery of 2017 for Sixx, who previously underwent a two-hour hip replacement procedure in early April. According to TMZ, Sixx is in talks with “American Idol” about joining the judges panel. The producers of the singing competition show and ABC want the bassist as the third judge on the rebooted program, which will … Continue reading

SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Second Album Completed

SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — will release its sophomore album this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. The first song from the new disc, “Promised Land”, will be made available this Friday, July 28. Says Sweet: “I’m blessed and honored to be a part of what many are calling the most anticipated rock release of 2017! SWEET & LYNCH is back and our first song is coming this Friday, … Continue reading

Reformed NITRO Feat. LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER: Lyric Video For New Song 'It Won't Die'

The lyric video for “It Won’t Die”, the first song from the reformed NITRO, featuring guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio, vocalist Jim Gillette and LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, can be seen below. The new NITRO disc is being helmed by producer Kane Churko, who has previously worked with DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT, HELLYEAH and PAPA ROACH. In addition to producing the disc, Churko is contributing his songwriting talents to the project. Joining Batio, Gillette and Adler on the new NITRO album is bassist and five-time Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten. Gillette told Metal Rules … Continue reading

BUCKCHERRY Singer Calls CHESTER BENNINGTON's Suicide 'A Really Bad Decision'

In a brand new interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd was asked for his opinion on the recent passing of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington. He responded (hear audio below): “I did not know Chester. But people who commit suicide, it’s a very sensitive subject for me, ’cause that happened with my father, you know, and I’m a kid of that — it happened when I was ten. Alls I think about is these guys [like Bennington and Chris Cornell] had children, and it just wasn’t a good choice. It’s just an F-ed up … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Overoth – 'The Keeper'

Irish death dealers Overoth are poised to finally unleash the follow up to their 2010 debut album, Kingdom of Shadows. They’ll release their second record, The Forgotten Tome, on September 22 and today, Decibel is streaming their new video for “The Keeper.”  It’s the story of a prisoner and his captor, Overoth explain.  “This song was written in the realms of dark fantasy,” states vocalist Andy Ennis, “and it was that essence that we wanted to capture on camera. It’s the story of a prisoner and his torturer… more a glimpse into this story as it leaves more questions than answers. The detainee awakens … Continue reading

Former QUIET RIOT Singer SEANN NICOLS Says FRANKIE BANALI Was 'A Nightmare To Work With'

Seann Nicols says that Frankie Banali was “a nightmare to work with” during his short tenure as the lead singer of QUIET RIOT. Nicols was with QUIET RIOT for just a few months, but long enough to record the vocals for an early version of the band’s new album, “Road Rage”. QUIET RIOT has since re-recorded the disc with its seventh lead singer, “American Idol” finalist James Durbin, for an August 4 release via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked by Sleaze Roxx when things between him and QUIET RIOT started to go sour, Nicols said: “I think things started to fall … Continue reading

LAMB OF GOD Frontman Calls DONALD TRUMP An 'Infuriated Orange Bowl Of Sherbet'

In a brand new interview with Yahoo! Music, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe was asked for his opinion about the current political climate in America. “Reality has become entirely subjective,” he responded. “That’s why it doesn’t matter what I think. I will say this. Me not voting for Trump and voting for his Democratic opponent was strictly a choice of the lesser of two evils. This is one of the worst, if not the worst, most bizarre, brutal electoral seasons I’ve ever seen. And I think it’s been the craziest in the lifetimes of many people who are way … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – 'Dance of the Vampires'

Products of the NWOBHM, Pagan Altar channel themes of mysticism and the occult through their fusion of heavy metal and proto-doom, weaving catchy melodies and rock riffs with late vocalist Terry Jones’ final vocal performance.  Their new album The Room of Shadows was written 13 years ago but is just seeing release in August. Listen to new song “Dance of the Vampires” now and pre-order the album through Temple of Mystery.  The Room of Shadows by Pagan Altar (Official)Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – ‘Dance of the Vampires’ Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – ‘Dance of the Vampires’ Decibel Continue reading

TRENT REZNOR: DONALD TRUMP Is 'A Complete F**king Moron'

Trent Reznor says that Donald Trump is “a complete fucking moron” who lies and doesn’t believe in science. The NINE INCH NAILS leader’s comments came during an interview with The Village Voice in which he described the current political tenor of the country “disheartening.” For Reznor, however, Trump‘s shocking victory in the last presidential election represented the revenge of the white working class over coastal elites. “When you’re not in an urban environment, you often feel left out of the conversation, and I get that. I grew up in that,” he said. In the same interview, Reznor revealed that he … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: ‘Neverending Trail of Skulls’ by Gravesite

Italy’s Gravesite appeared at the end of summer three years ago with a nasty three song demo entitled Obsessed by the Macabre. Death metal demos were nearly as numerous as black metal demos that year, but anyone who heard the Gravesite tape knew to expect good things. The following year, the horror-mongering quartet returned with their debut full length, Horrifying Nightmares…. Powered by seemingly tireless energy, full of barbed hooks and fresh ideas, and released by the trustworthy Xtreem Music, Gravesite’s debut was a mandatory jam for those who like their death metal done the arcane way. Today we’re psyched … Continue reading

LZZY HALE Is 'Really Excited' About HALESTORM's Next Album

A Music Blog, Yea? conducted an interview with HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 17 at KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the evolution of her songwriting, Lzzy said: “I think that the hardest thing that I’ve had to learn is how to trust myself, and as soon as I started letting go of a lot of the pressure that you might feel from, like, ‘Oh, is radio gonna play it now?’, expectations that now are present, because now I can call this a career, … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Old Bones – 'Followed With A Swarm'

Ex-A Life Once Lost frontman Bob Meadows has been busy as of late. When he’s not laying down groove metal with Mind Power, he’s unleashing furious, grinding metal with Old Bones. Their latest offering, “Followed With A Swarm” is a fast, angry song. “The song ‘Followed With A Swarm’ touches on a relationship that no longer exists,” Meadows says. “Lyrically, the way I look at it is from my eyes and I’m sure their is another side of the story. I felt mistreated. I felt as if I was guilt tripped into staying in a place I didn’t like nor enjoy. Sonically, it’s … Continue reading

METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage From Montreal, Toronto Concerts

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song “Motorbreath” on July 19 at at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and “Sad But True” on July 16 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. The North American leg of METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” trek will hit stadiums in eight more cities before ending in mid-August. The next stop on the tour is Pasadena, California on Saturday, July 29. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which features the single “Now That We’re Dead”. METALLICA … Continue reading

SAMMY HAGAR + VINCE NEIL: Deleted Scenes From 'Rock & Roll Road Trip' Episode

Deleted scenes from the latest episode of AXS TV‘s popular original music series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar”, featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil at his new home in Nashville, Tennessee, can be seen below. The second season of “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar” resumed on July 9. Remaining episodes in this season will see Sammy Hagar in an intimate dinner at “Supermensch” superstar Shep Gordon‘s home in Maui, featuring an all-star jam with Hagar, Mick Fleetwood, Willie K., and more (July 30); a front row seat to the world’s biggest music festival, SXSW, … Continue reading

Watch EVANESCENCE Perform At Czech Republic's ROCK FOR PEOPLE Festival

Metalshop TV has uploaded video footage of EVANESCENCE‘s July 6 performance at the Rock For People festival in Czech Republic. Check it out below. EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee recently spoke to about the band’s forthcoming album, “Synthesis”, which will reimagine some of the band’s past catalog with full orchestration and electronic backing. “It’s different in a way that it’s still coming from the roots of what EVANESCENCE was conceived to be,” she said. “It’s really a beautiful project. A lot of our old songs are getting a whole new life in a way where we’re getting to experience the … Continue reading

Vulture Industries Release Live Video for New Track ‘Strangers’

Vulture Industries have released a live video for the track ‘Strangers’ which itself is taken from the forthcoming new Vulture Industries album, ‘Stranger Times’, which will be out on 22 September on Season of Mist. You can buy a copy of ‘Stranger Times’ here. Speaking about the track ‘Strangers’, the band released the following statement: “The song ‘Strangers’ defined the sound for our new album. It became a focal point during the production process and was the first song that we mixed. This track had a slow birth, starting out in a completely different shape and expression. In the end, … Continue reading

New RAINBOW Song Sounds Like Band's 'Early Days,' Says Singer RONNIE ROMERO

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has confirmed to Metal Forces magazine that the Ritchie Blackmore-led group was in the studio earlier this year recording more material, including one brand new composition. “I don’t know when that song is going to be released, but it’s a really nice and good song,” Ronnie said in an interview that was conducted before RAINBOW‘s recent U.K. tour. “I think after the shows in the U.K. [in June], we will see what happens as to the intentions of Ritchie Blackmore to make some new music, or do some new shows, or whatever. I don’t have any … Continue reading