Video Premiere: Black Wizard – ‘Feast or Famine’

Canadian outfit Black Wizard revel in the sounds of riff-laden heavy metal and stoner rock on their new album, Livin’ Oblivion. Written about their belief that ”We are living in an age where the powers of the World are taking steps backwards and moving away from a positive future,” Livin’ Oblivion almost makes the end of the world sound and feel like a party. “This is the first video we have ever done…” Black Wizard tell Decibel. “It took us way too long to hop on this wagon. Rob did a great job capturing the band in our natural habitat & showing off our live show energy. … Continue reading

Hungry for Something Fresh? Listen to Ellenséges Gombóc

Ellenséges Gombóc will probably be the most interesting thing you listen to today. That’s due in large part to the fact that the group’s members are all impressive musicians who seamlessly blend a multitude of genres (both metal and not metal) together, but they’re also different in their lyrical approach: all of Ellenséges Gombóc’s songs are about food, and they classify their brand of metal as “food metal.” The Czech band’s debut is called Six six six unwillingly given figs and features songs like “Pickle Mafia” and “Avocado Clan.” If Ellenséges Gombóc sound appetizing to you, you can find their entire debut and more information … Continue reading

Decibel’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Heavy Metal Fan

It’s not too late give the best metal gifts to the headbanger on your list. Order anything from the Decibel Store by December 19 at 12 pm EST for delivery in time for Christmas! Here’s a rundown of the best discounted and limited edition items on offer for the holidays! The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume IIOnly $19.95 through the holidays! The hand-numbered, hardcover sequel to 2009’s Precious Metal collection includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from Decibel’s renowned monthly feature on the making of classic metal albums. Includes out-of-print HOFs from Motörhead, Type O Negative, Rotting Christ, Sepultura, Incantation, Neurosis … Continue reading

DERRICK GREEN Doesn't Know If SEPULTURA Will Experiment More With Clean Vocals On Future Albums

Metal Wani‘s Jake Patton recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if he thinks SEPULTURA will experiment more with clean singing on the band’s follow-up to this year’s “Machine Messiah” album, Derrick said: “I don’t know. It’s hard to say. I mean, I was really feeling that in the writing process of this last album. It was one of the main reasons wanting to work with [producer] Jens [Bogren], because he did such a wonderful job with things that I’ve heard in the past that he’s worked on with … Continue reading

STAHV, or, How To Make Good Instrumental Metal

Solomon Arye Rosenschein’s first outing as STAHV succeeds where most of its ilk fail. Unlike most instrumental one-member doom bands, his first self-titled album hold my interest from beginning to end. STAHV by STAHV That STAHV works comes as no surprise; Rosenschein has cut his teeth as a member of doom duo Teacher and folk-pop outfit The Royal Oui. That said, out of all of his projects I like STAHV best. That’s why I’m streaming the whole damn thing in full below. It can be purchased on vinyl here and cassette here. In conjunction with the release, Rosenschein spoke with … Continue reading

GODSMACK Is 'Almost Done' Recording New Album; Teaser Clip Available

GODSMACK is “almost done” recording its follow-up to 2014’s “1000hp” album. The group’s seventh studio disc is being produced by Erik Ron (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, SAOSIN) and will arrive in 2018 to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of GODSMACK‘s debut album. Earlier today, GODSMACK‘s official Twitter account was updated with a video from the studio containing a short clip of a brand new song. The band wrote in an accompanying caption: “Mr. Tony Rombola killin’ it in the studio!! The new album is ALMOST done…… who is ready!? #gs2018 … spread the word! #godsmack” GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna told … Continue reading

Neolithic Release New Song “Blinded;” Announce Two New Releases

Baltimore wrecking crew Neolithic have announced two releases and unveiled the first song from their EP Cult of Ignorance, due out in April. Titled “Blinded,” it’s a pummeling three minutes of crusty death metal that also wears a proud hardcore influence. Before Cult of Ignorance drops, Neolithic (who count among their ranks members of Pulling Teeth, and Putrisect) will unleash a split with Swedish crust outfit Martyrdöd. It’s due out February 15. Both releases will be out via Deep Six Records, and were recorded at Developing Nations and mastered at Audiosiege. You can listen to new song “Blinded” below.Cult of Ignorance by Neolithic The post … Continue reading

Video: ROB HALFORD, SLASH, ACE FREHLEY, DAVID ELLEFSON Perform At ALICE COOPER's 'Christmas Pudding'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Ace Frehley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES) and David Ellefson (MEGADETH) are among the musicians who performed at Alice Cooper‘s 16th annual “Christmas Pudding” show to benefit the legendary rocker’s Solid Rock Teen Center. Also appearing at the event, which was held on Saturday (December 9) at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, were PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner, COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss, Edgar Winter, FILTER, SIXWIRE, GARY MULE DEER, the Solid Rock Dancers and the winners of this year’s “Proof Is In The Pudding” talent contest. The Solid Rock Teen Center is a facility in Phoenix … Continue reading

VAN HALEN's 'Jump' Featured In New Trailer For STEVEN SPIELBERG's Ready Player One'

VAN HALEN‘s classic song “Jump”, the lead track from the band’s “1984” album, is featured in the new trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s “Ready Player One” movie. “Jump” is VAN HALEN‘s biggest hit, having reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for five weeks. Based on Ernest Cline‘s bestseller, “Ready Player One” will be released on March 30, 2018. Set in 2045 when the world is on the brink of collapse, it stars Tye Sheridan (“Mud”, “X-Men: Apocalypse”) as Wade Watts, a young man who decides to join the contest to find an Easter egg placed … Continue reading