Track Premiere: Cloak “Beyond the Veil”

From the insalubrious heat of Atlanta dark metal outfit Cloak arrived in 2013. Not out of other bands, but of ceremonies necessary to bind the darkest elements of death, black, and heavy metals, the members of Cloak aligned. They fought through the nascent stages of life and arrived at a point where they’re purveying a style of dark metal not unlike Sweden’s Tribulation but with a different trajectory and swagger. The group’s debut self-titled EP, “Cloak”, stunned the underground with songs like “In the Darkness, the Path” and “The Hunger”. From out of nowhere, Cloak immediately proved they were next-level … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: BLK OPS/Cave Bastard – “Split”

The split LP from BLK OPS and Cave Bastard is eight tracks of extreme mayhem. Combining grindcore, traces of death metal, noise and other extreme ingredients they could find, the split sees both bands playing high-speed brutalizers in addition to slower, almost doomed-out tracks. You can listen to the entirety of the split now. It’s out August 25 via Accident Prone Records. You can also read an interview with BLK OPS’ Champ Morgan here. BLK OPS / Cave Bastard (Split) by Accident Prone Records The post Full Album Stream: BLK OPS/Cave Bastard – “Split” appeared first on Decibel Magazine. Full Album Stream: BLK … Continue reading

SEVENDUST Has 'A Handful Of Songs' Written For Next Album

SEVENDUST will enter the studio this fall to record the follow-up to 2015’s “Kill The Flaw” album for an early 2018 release. “We’re starting pre-production in October and we’ll be tracking in November, mixing in December,” guitarist John Connolly told Totally Driven Radio (hear audio below). Regarding the progress of the songwriting sessions for SEVENDUST‘s next disc, Connolly said: “I actually just got back from Atlanta last week. I went up there with Morgan [Rose, drums] and Vinnie [Vince Hornsby, bass] and Lajon [Witherspoon, vocals], just to do a writing session, just to kind of crack the ice. We’ve got … Continue reading

PAUL STANLEY And PHILIP ANSELMO Make Their 'Mayweather Vs McGregor' Fight Predictions

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Paul Stanley (KISS) and Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) made their predictions for this weekend’s big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) will be returning from a two-year retirement at the age of 40. The 29-year-old McGregor (21-3 in MMA), meanwhile, is making his professional boxing debut. Noted fight fan Anselmo, who used to write a column for Boxing Insider, gave UFC champion McGregor “zero chance” to defeat Floyd Mayweather in a straight-up boxing match. He said: “It’s going to be a one-sided fight, with Floyd carrying him for … Continue reading

SCHMIER Discusses Politically Charged Artwork For PÄNZER's 'Fatal Command' Album (Video)

PÄNZER, the heavy metal “supergroup” featuring DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier alongside Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums, will release its second album, “Fatal Command”, on October 6 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014’s “Send Them All To Hell” marks PÄNZER‘s first release since the departure of guitarist Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY), who left the group to focus on his solo project. A short video clip in which Schmier discusses “Fatal Command”‘s politically charged artwork and why the band decided to use it can be seen below. “Fatal Command” … Continue reading

FOO FIGHTERS Release Music Video For 'The Sky Is A Neighborhood'

Following the overwhelmingly massive reception to the MTV Video Music Award-nominated, Mainstream Rock #1 track “Run”, FOO FIGHTERS have delivered a second consecutive contender for rock anthem of 2017 in the form of “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”. Described by Grohl as “the biggest thing sonically that we’ve ever done,” “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” is also the piece de resistance that effectively completed FOO FIGHTERS‘ forthcoming ninth album, “Concrete And Gold”. “One night I was lying out looking up at stars,” Grohl recalls. “Just imagining all of these stars as places that have life on them as well, and … Continue reading


SONS OF APOLLO, the new band featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-GUNS N’ ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN’S RISING FORCE), will release its debut album, “Psychotic Symphony”, on October 20 via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in DREAM THEATER. Part one in a series of … Continue reading

ANGEL NATION Feat. LEAVES' EYES Singer ELINA SIIRALA: 'Aeon' Album Details Revealed

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the female-fronted melodic metal band ANGEL NATION. The group’s new album, “Aeon”, will be released on October 27 in Europe and North America. ANGEL NATION is a melodic metal band founded by the classically trained Finnish singer Elina Siirala who moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power of rock and metal. Their debut album — released in 2014 under the name ENKELINATION — “Tears of Lust”, was received with glowing reviews all over the world. Shows at Bloodstock Open Air and Finland followed before Elina joined LEAVES’ … Continue reading

ADRENALINE MOB Tour Manager 'Took A Turn For The Worse' Over The Weekend

According to Times Leader, ADRENALINE MOB‘s tour manager, Jane Train (pictured) “took a turn for the worse” over the weekend and is in “very, very, very critical condition,” a little over a month after she suffered “catastrophic injuries” in a crash that killed the band’s bassist. The 48-year-old’s attorney, Ed Ciarimboli, said she was in “pretty bad shape” Monday at the University of Florida Health Shands Burn Center in Gainesville, Florida five weeks after ADRENALINE MOB‘s RV was struck by a tractor-trailer near Micanopy, Florida. The accident occurred when the tractor-trailer — dispatched by Largo, Florida company Twiss Transport Inc., … Continue reading

An Interview with Maim

Swedish death dealers Maim were against tough odds when recording their new album, Ornaments of Severity. Left as a two-piece, Maim guitarist Christian Sandberg and drummer Henric Ottosson had to write, rehearse and record the album themselves. Decibel got in touch with Sandberg to learn more about the process and what comes next for this new iteration of Maim. Ornaments of Severity is out now on Soulseller. You’ve been a band for over ten years. How has your music changed from your first album From the Womb to the Tomb to your newest album Ornaments of Severity? The music and our sound has not changed that much over the years, … Continue reading