Track Premiere: Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals – ‘Choosing Mental Illness’

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals are coming out guns blazing on “Choosing Mental Illness,” the first song from The Illegals’ newly announced Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue album. Anselmo snarls over razor-sharp riffs and pounding rhythm section on “Choosing Mental Illness,” teasing a violent and aggressive tone for the new record. Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue will be released on January 24 via Anselmo’s Housecore label. It will be Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals’ second album, and first new music since 2013. The post Track Premiere: Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals – ‘Choosing Mental Illness’ appeared first on Decibel … Continue reading

At the Gates On Forthcoming LP: “Heavier and More Death Metal Than the Last One”

Swedish death metal legends At the Gates are tracking their sixth studio album in London as you read this. But that didn’t stop Decibel from badgering frontman Tomas Lindberg with questions about one of 2018’s most anticipated records. If everyone’s social media feeds are to be believed, it looks like Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Lock Up) is producing this album. What led you to decide to work with him?We have known Russ for a long time, some of us has worked with him before on other projects, as Lock Up, the Haunted, the Great Deceiver (live sound). He was actually in the … Continue reading

Track Premiere: BongCauldron’s ‘Bury Your Axe in the Crania of Lesser Men’

Describing themselves as “intoxicating party sludge,” UK antagonists BongCauldron deal fuzzy riffs that reek of fat spliffs. Maybe there are some squares out there whose idea of a party doesn’t include axe attacks and drinking the blood of your enemies. You know, standard pub shenanigans. But the sentiment’s right at home in the skull-splitting groove of “Bury Your Axe in the Crania of Lesser Men,” a new track off the band’s upcoming record Binge (out November 30th on APF Records). One of Binge‘s grooviest slow burns, the song features the monstrousl Skyhammer Studio guitar tone from its first cymbal crash. … Continue reading

AT THE GATES' Next Album Will Be 'Heavier And More Death Metal' Than 'At War With Reality'

Vocalist Tomas Lindberg of Swedish extreme metallers AT THE GATES spoke to Decibel magazine about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2014’s “At War With Reality” album. Asked how the departure of longtime AT THE GATES guitarist and primary songwriter Anders Björler has affected the band’s sound, Tomas said: “It is true that there is a big shift in the lineup. What you have to take into consideration is that Jonas Björler [bass] wrote 40 percent of both ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’ and ‘At War With Reality’. Some people seem to forget this. They just … Continue reading

DAVE MUSTAINE, ZAKK WYLDE Set For Next 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp' In Los Angeles

Celebrate some of the hardest and heaviest metal songs of all time as Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp announces its upcoming camp featuring Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH and Zakk Wylde of OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, set to take place April 19-22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Says Mustaine: “Attention! Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has been seized by myself and Zakk Wylde and is now the Metal Fantasy Camp April 19-22, 2018. Prepare to shred songs with me like ‘Holy Wars’ and ‘Dystopia’, and metal anthems like ‘Symphony Of Destruction’. You’ve been warned!” Join Mustaine and Wylde plus … Continue reading

KATAKLYSM Taps JAY RUSTON For 'Meditations' Album

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extremists KATAKLYSM have tapped Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER) to mix and master their new album, “Meditations”. The disc is slated for an April 2018 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Guitarist Jean-François Dagenais states: “This album has so much to offer that we decided to search for someone outside the box for it. Someone who comes with a fresh outlook and hasn’t work with extreme or death metal bands. We wanted someone with a more organic feel but at the same time can pound a mix into your chest with the power and definition it … Continue reading


AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson paid tribute to Malcolm Young, saying his late bandmate gave rock and roll “a fist” and “a kick in the ass.” Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, died on Saturday (November 18) at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Johnson said: “Malcolm gave rock and roll a fist. He’d give it a kick in the ass. People always used to ask Mal, ‘How do you get that sound, man?’ Malcolm either wouldn’t tell them or just really couldn’t explain it. … Continue reading

Italian Heavy Metal Singers FABIO LIONE And ALESSANDRO CONTI Join Forces For 'Lione/Conti' Album

Frontiers Music Srl will release the self-titled debut album from LIONE/CONTI on January 26, 2018. Alessandro Conti is the voice of the Italian power metal band TRICK OR TREAT and in 2011 was tapped as the voice of LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY (“Ascending to Infinity” and “Prometheus”). Fabio Lione is the original and defining voice of RHAPSODY, fronting the band from 1995 until his departure in 2016, having voiced all the band’s albums to date, including the classics “Legendary Tales”, “Symphony Of Enchanted Lands” and “Dawn Of Victory”. Lione is currently reunited with RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli, Patrice Guers and Alex … Continue reading

KREATOR Releases Music Video For 'Hail To The Hordes'

German thrash titans KREATOR have partnered with Record Store Day to release a Black Friday exclusive. This Friday, November 24, a limited-edition (1,000 copies) of “Hail To The Hordes” on picture-disc vinyl will be available exclusively at your local indie record stores. In celebration of the release, KREATOR has issued a music video for “Hail To The Hordes” which highlights the band’s hometown show at Grugahalle in Essen, Germany from last March. The clip was directed by Matthias Kollek of Vault Video. KREATOR is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, “Gods Of Violence”, which entered the official … Continue reading