MAX CAVALERA Says He Fell Into 'Total Depression' For First Three Months After Leaving SEPULTURA

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) was interviewed on the latest episode of “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked what it was like to leave SEPULTURA in 1996 after the release of what turned out to be one of the band’s most successful albums, “Roots”, Max said: “The first three months were a total depression. I didn’t wanna play music anymore; I was so disappointed about the whole thing. It’s like you work your whole life toward some goal, and next you know, I didn’t have the band anymore. It felt very … Continue reading

BUMBLEFOOT Is 'Frustrated' By Web Sites Twisting His Words Around 'To Make It Something That's Inflammatory'

Sofa King Cool recenty conducted an interview with former GUNS N’ ROSES and current SONS OF APOLLO guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if it “bothers” him that so many interviewers are fishing for clickbait quotes with their questions nowadays, Thal responded: “That frustrates everybody, yeah. Because, like this, we’re having a great conversation. Now someone else is gonna be, like, ‘Oh, I can be an opportunist little shit and I can take one thing that someone said and twist it around to make it something that’s inflammatory,’ which is not fair to that … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Hammr – “Unholy Destruction”

Fans of Midnight, Toxic Holocaust, and early Bathory absolutely must check out Cleveland’s latest hellraiser, Hammr. Formed in 2013, Hammr officially started releasing demos under that banner two years later with their now-cult self-titled cassette demo EP. Thus, J. Hammer, the speed metal maniac behind Hammr, sharpened his chops and honed his songwriting skills in the deep underground before unleashing them to wreak unholy havoc on the world. The result of his time spent below speaks for itself, but we’ll spell it out for you anyway. Unholy Destruction is thirty-plus minutes of predatory riffs racing abreast an unrelenting cyclone of … Continue reading

Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Says Current Frontman MARK TORNILLO Is 'Pulling It Off Well'

Ex-ACCEPT singer David Reece says that “horns were flying” when he went to see his former band perform in Italy last month. The current SAINTED SINNERS vocalist was recruited for ACCEPT‘s “Eat The Heat” album in 1989 following the departure of Udo Dirkschneider. Reece‘s higher-pitched delivery was in sharp contrast to Dirkschneider‘s distinctive style, and overall, the LP was a critical and commercial disappointment. Midway through the “Eat The Heat” tour, differences between the band and Reece had come to a head, leading to the altercation between the singer and bassist Peter Baltes in Chicago. By the end of 1989, … Continue reading

Carcass and At the Gates Grace the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Issue

In slightly more than a month, fourteen of the world’s most extreme bands including Carcass and At the Gates will descend upon Philadelphia for a weekend of craft beer and metal when Decibel Metal & Beer Fest arrives at the Fillmore on March 31 and April 1. Get into the holiday spirit (Easter or April Fool’s Day, your choice) early by scoring your copy of the Metal & Beer Fest issue of Decibel here. It includes an exclusive flexi with a new Skeletal Remains song you won’t hear anywhere else! Don’t forget to grab Metal & Beer Fest tickets here! The post Carcass and At the Gates Grace the … Continue reading

JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says 'Firepower' Is 'A Forward-Thinking Album'

Lords Of Metal recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Lords Of Metal: When did you start with the actual preparation and song writing for [the] new [JUDAS PRIEST] album, “Firepower”, and what was the game plan that you had? Richie: “Some of the melodies and some of the ideas for ‘Firepower’ were written a long time ago already as I always write both on the road and at home. I continuously record melodies, riffs and choruses, and I also did that right after finishing ‘Redeemer Of Souls’, … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Arkheth – “12 Winter Moons Comes the Witches Brew”

Black metal as a genre can be pushed in a multitude of directions, creating what is technically an infinite number of possible sounds while still falling under the tag “black metal.” Australian one-man outfit Arkheth previously operated as a symphonic black metal act with a full band, but after 2010’s The Quintessence of Algaresh, sole member Tyraenos remained. Now, he pushes black metal in a new direction. Eight years following the release of Algaresh, he has finally let a new album see the light of day. 12 Winter Moons Comes the Witches Brew is daring in its experimentation, creating an album that is simultaneously melodic yet … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Nick Oliveri – “N.O. Hits at All Vol. 4”

It’s a big week for Italian label Heavy Psych Sounds, and Decibel has acquired another full album stream, this time from Nick Oliveri. The esteemed bassist has played with Kyuss, Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age and more. N.O. Hits At All: Vol. 4. This compilation features Oliveri playing on songs from groups the Dwarves, Death Acoustic, Rattlin’ Bones and others. It’s out February 23 via Heavy Psych Sounds, but you can stream it in full below.  The post Full Album Stream: Nick Oliveri – “N.O. Hits at All Vol. 4” appeared first on Decibel Magazine. Full Album … Continue reading

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Discusses His 'Unique' Drumming Style: 'I've Never Been Very Interested In Ability'

In a recent interview with Polar Music Prize, METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich was asked to describe his “totally unique way of playing drums.” He responded (see video below): “To me, it’s always about the song and the band first. And the drums, or the guitars, or whatever else is going on, is just part of the big picture. So what you always have to do is you have to check your ego at the door and do what’s best for the song, for the music, for the overall sound. “What’s always the most interesting to me about drumming is how do … Continue reading

ANVIL Announces Spring 2018 U.S. Tour

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will embark on a U.S. tour in late spring. The trek starts May 2 in Buffalo, New York and runs through June 16 in Canton, Ohio. Tour dates: May 02 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works May 03 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge May 04 – Boston, MA @ Middle East May 05 – Portland, ME @ Genos May 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s May 12 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter May 13 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat May 18 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone May … Continue reading