LIFE OF AGONY: Watch Third Part Of 'A History Of Agony' Video Series

Reactivated Brooklyn hard rock veterans LIFE OF AGONY will release their new album, “A Place Where There’s No More Pain”, on April 28 via Napalm. The band’s fifth studio LP marks LIFE OF AGONY‘s first release since singer Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo) came out as transgender in 2011. Napalm has launched a new video series, “A History Of Agony”, via the label’s YouTube channel. You can now watch the third part below. “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” track listing: 01. Meet My Maker 02. Right This Wrong 03. A Place Where There’s No More Pain … Continue reading

AC/DC Promoters Fined For Refusing To Issue Ticket Refunds

According to The Pulse Of Radio, authorities in Spain have fined AC/DC concert promoters Live Nation for refusing to issue ticket refunds to fans who didn’t want to see the band with Axl Rose on lead vocals. Although Live Nation initially stated that any fans who no longer wanted to attend a GUNS show last May 10 in Seville, Spain would be granted a refund, the company stopped taking requests after just three days due to high demand. As a result, Live Nation has been fined the euro equivalent of $16,000 by The General Directorate of Economy and Commerce of … Continue reading

RIKKI ROCKETT Says SLASH Was 'Really Pissed Off' He Didn't Land Guitarist Gig In POISON

In a brand new interview with the “Decibel Geek” podcast, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett was asked how Slash came to audition for the guitarist slot in the band prior to joining GUNS N’ ROSES in 1985. “Slash we had known,” Rikki said (hear audio below). “‘Cause he was in HOLLYWOOD ROSE… So Bret [Michaels, POISON singer] and I liked him; we all liked him. And he came and worked on some songs with us, but we continued to audition people even though he was a frontrunner… We didn’t want, like, a hotshot Yngwie [Malmsteen-type] guy. We didn’t want that. We … Continue reading

Track Premiere: All Hell – 'I Am The Mist'

Blackened thrashers All Hell are nothing if not prolific. Having already released two LPs since 2014, the trio are primed to make that three. On “I Am The Mist,” All Hell blast out searing riffs and throat-shredding vocals as they slowly approach the release of The Grave Alchemist, their third full-length.  “I Am The Mist” is driven by catchy riffs and vocal patterns. Toward the end of the song, All Hell slow it down, strongly calling upon their black metal influences before ending in a flurry of activity.  “The closing track of The Grave Alchemist, ‘I Am The Mist’ is inspired … Continue reading

METALLICA's New Stage Setup 'Feels A Little Smaller And Tighter,' Says ROBERT TRUJILLO

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo spoke to Live Nation about the stage setup for the band’s “WorldWired” tour, which will officially kick off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland. “The new stage is… We’re in the round,” he said (see video below). “It feels a little smaller and tighter. One of the things, when we played the clubs, we felt that we should have hopefully more interaction with each other. ‘Cause sometimes on the bigger stages, you don’t hang out that much with each other. It’s, like, ‘Hey, James.’ ‘Hey, Rob. What’s going on?’ It’s always in passing. So we’re trying … Continue reading

SCORPIONS Announce 'Crazy World' North American Tour With MEGADETH

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have announced their North American “Crazy World” tour with very special guest MEGADETH. Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., the band will return to North America for a month-long run of dates. “When our album ‘Crazy World’ was released back in ’91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future,” said SOCRPIONS singer Klaus Meine. “Now, 26 years later, things are getting more … Continue reading

EPICA's MARK JANSEN Laughs At 'Old Bands' Who Complain About Diminishing Record Sales

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA. You can watch the chat below. Asked about Gene Simmons‘s recent statement that he was not interested in producing another KISS studio album “unless and if there’s a financial model that works” to make it worthwhile for the band to write and record new music, Jansen said: “Yeah, I noticed that these old bands, they are still pretty pissed about how [the industry] developed, and I sometimes have to laugh a little bit about it. ‘Cause they are used to … Continue reading

Decibel Meter: Immolation assist in atonement (for the collection missing essential metal)

In April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of those essential headbanging, face-melting titles that make your collection extremely extreme. This time around we’re addressing an important and very heavy (pun intended) topic: what happens when if someone has been slacking on your metal for quite some time? An offense most egregious indeed! Atonement, of course, is the only option. Atonement, that is, for the recent titles which may be still missing from your collection! We’re talking those albums that … Continue reading

SATYRICON: Fall 2017 European Tour Announced

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have announced a European tour for September/October to coincide with the release of their highly anticipated upcoming studio album. The revered and groundbreaking extremists are hard at work on the new opus, with a release pencilled for Friday, September 22. SATYRICON has always excelled live, its powerful, evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven, are shows that stick in the memory. Their gigs are increasingly becoming special events, as the frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band’s “modus operandi.” Speaking about the band’s new album and return to the live … Continue reading