For Those About To Squawk: Life Of Agony, Warcrab, Statiqbloom

So the Decibel Metal and Beer Fest was a HUGE success, if you didn’t go… ya blew it. There was metal, there was beer… maybe next year they’ll ask your old boy Waldo to perform… we’ll see… So, I’m admittedly not the world’s biggest Life Of Agony fan… so let’s just get into it. A Place Where There’s No More Pain is out on Napalm Records, and I gotta say I’m not into it. The biggest difference here is that singer Mina has ditched the Danzig-esque baritone in favor of a higher register.  This leaves the impression of a more … Continue reading

KORN Postpones May Headlining Shows

Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” KORN has postponed more than half a dozen headlining shows it was scheduled to play in May. The band states: “We will still be performing at Carolina Rebellion on May 6th, Pointfest on May 13th and Rock On The Range on May 20th. All tickets will be honored, or refunded at the point of purchase. Stay tuned for more information regarding rescheduling the dates.” Affected tour dates: May 07 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore May 09 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount May 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE May 11 – Grand … Continue reading

The Metalheads Podcast Covers Decibel Metal And Beer Fest

The Metalheads Podcast were in attendance at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest, and they recorded a lengthy podcast all about the fest, including interviews with Brewtal Truth author Adam Tepedelen and Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull and Blake Harrison.  The podcast team — George, Will and John — cover both the bands who performed as well as each brewery, sharing information and opinions about each.  Hull talked with the team about Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Saturday headlining set, while Harrison discussed the differences between smaller club shows and festival gigs, the new Pig Destroyer record and their relationships with other bands on the … Continue reading

MOTÖRHEAD And Amplified Ale Works Collaborate On Limited-Edition Beer Series

Amplified Ale Works has announced its newest beer collaboration is with rock legends MOTÖRHEAD. Born To Lose IPA is a boldly aggressive West Coast-style IPA, befitting of the band’s loud, aggressive style. The 6.5% IPA is brewed with Cascade, Simcoe and Citra hops that provide an earthy, resinous aroma with notes of fresh citrus. In an ode to MOTÖRHEAD‘s British roots, the beer was also brewed with Maris Otter, a premium British malt that brings a sweet balance to the beer’s bold bitterness. The limited-edition beer will be sold directly from Amplified‘s two San Diego locations and will also be … Continue reading

Yes, There is a Band Called Tyrannosorceress

There are a lot of standard words used in metal band names these days: black, death, brutal, dark, and so on. Others try to be as wacky, “random” or extravagant as possible in an effort to grab the attention of readers (or people who write for metal websites). Having covered metal for awhile now, I’ve grown numb to a lot of this. So imagine my surprise when these guys wound up in my inbox: Tyrannosorceress. I wish I’d made that up. Combining the most legendary dinosaur of all time with a magical theme: genius. I also like the name reminds … Continue reading

IN THIS MOMENT Frontwoman Promises 'A More Serious Overtone' On Upcoming Album

IN THIS MOMENT has set a July 14 release date for the band’s follow-up to 2014’s “Black Widow” album. A single, “Oh Lord”, will precede the full-length effort in the coming weeks. IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink told Albany, New York’s Q103 radio station about the group’s upcoming disc: “We are right in the process of picking the final name, so I can’t say that yet; we’re almost there. But I’m just so excited for people to hear this new album. ” Regarding the lyrical themes covered on the new album, Brink said: “I’ve always been a woman that’s … Continue reading

Watch Reunited RATT Perform In Philadelphia

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed at the Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini were joined on stage by former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on RATT‘s last studio album, 2010’s “Infestation”, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who previously played with Y&T, WHITE LION and MEGADETH, among others. A completely different version of RATT — led by drummer Bobby Blotzer … Continue reading

Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store

The first Decibel Metal and Beer Fest took place last weekend, leaving great memories and empty beer bottles in its wake. The weekend was surely one for the books, and you deserve to remember it, which is why we’ve put all the remaining commemorative beer steins in our store! 35 steins remain, and then we’re fresh out of fest merchandise, so don’t delay! Shipping is free within the United States. Purchase yours here.  Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Decibel {$inline_image} Continue reading

Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store

The first Decibel Metal and Beer Fest took place last weekend, leaving great memories and empty beer bottles in its wake. The weekend was surely one for the books, and you deserve to remember it, which is why we’ve put all the remaining commemorative beer steins in our store! 35 steins remain, and then we’re fresh out of fest merchandise, so don’t delay! Shipping is free within the United States. Purchase yours here.  Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Remaining Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Steins Added To Online Store Decibel Continue reading

HALESTORM, SLIPKNOT Members Pay Tribute To DAVE GROHL At Nashville Concert (Video)

Former and current members of HALESTORM, SLIPKNOT and SUICIDAL TENENDCIES took part in a tribute show honoring the music of Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) last night (Thursday, April 27) at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, dubbed “Rock N’ Grohl: A Tribute To Dave Grohl”, saw HALESTORM‘s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger joined by former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES members Josh Paul and Nico Santora and SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg. Video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of King Thrust Entertainment). HALESTORM‘s third covers EP, “ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP”, was released on January 6 via … Continue reading