PYRAMAZE: 'A World Divided' Video Released

Melodic metal band PYRAMAZE will release its fifth album, “Contingent”, on April 28 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The official video for the song “A World Divided”, taken from the new disc, can be seen below. With “Contingent”, PYRAMAZE has grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, “Contingent” is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, … Continue reading

KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, A DAY TO REMEMBER, STONE SOUR Set For HIGH ELEVATION ROCK FESTIVAL

High Elevation Rock Festival, fueled by Monster Energy, returns to Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre presented by Subaru just outside Denver, Colorado, with an extra night of music — Friday night, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. After its one-day debut in 2016, High Elevation comes back bigger and better in 2017 with a lineup of more than two dozen bands, led by KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, A DAY TO REMEMBER, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM and more. Presale tickets for High Elevation Rock Festival, as well as hotel and VIP packages, will be available starting Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. MDT … Continue reading

PEARL JAM Teaming With TICKETMASTER To Save Seattle Concert Venue

According to The Pulse Of Radio, one-time enemies PEARL JAM and Ticketmaster have formed an alliance, along with Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation, Azoff MSG Entertainment and the Oak View Group, to win a contract to redevelop and restore Seattle’s legendary Key Arena. The partnership is bidding to wrest control of the venue from its current owner, AEG. One incentive to let the Live Nation group have the contract would be a possible residency by PEARL JAM at the venue once it is renovated and re-opened. The new Key Arena would be modeled after the Forum in Los Angeles, once … Continue reading

RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Reactivated RAINBOW Is Recording New Music

The revamped version of RAINBOW recently entered the studio to record band’s first new music in more than two decades. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE’S NIGHT last year to perform a handful of shows with a brand-new lineup of the band he had formed after quitting DEEP PURPLE. Although Ritchie initially said that he had no plans to make a new RAINBOW album — explaining in early 2016 that he wanted to “just get back to playing the old songs one more time” — he appears to have changed his mind. He … Continue reading

MR. BIG Recording 'Defying Gravity' Album With Producer KEVIN ELSON

MR. BIG has set “Defying Gravity” as the title of its new album, tentatively due this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2014’s “…The Stories We Could Tell” is being produced by Kevin Elson, who helmed all of MR. BIG‘s early LPs, including “Mr. Big” (1989), “Lean Into It” (1991) and “Bump Ahead” (1993). “Defying Gravity” will feature MR. BIG‘s original lineup — Paul Gilbert on guitar, Eric Martin on lead vocals, Billy Sheehan on bass and Pat Torpey on drums — with a special guest appearance by drummer Matt Starr. Starr has been filling in on the … Continue reading

Label Spotlight: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions

Philadelphia record label Horror Pain Gore Death Productions is rich with a diverse roster of bands from the metal underground. A one-man operation run by Mike Juliano, HPGD “is a record label / distro that caters toward fans of sick and vile underground metal,” according to their website.  The large majority of HPGD’s releases fall under death, doom or thrash metal, but genre tags don’t limit what comes out on the label. Decibel checked out a few of HPGD’s most recent releases and caught up with Juliano to talk about the founding, present and future of his label.  Find Horror … Continue reading

General Admission Tickets For Decibel Metal And Beer Fest Just $35

Did you get your tickets to the inaugural Decibel Metal and Beer Fest THIS WEEKEND at the Fillmore Philadelphia? Featuring headlining sets from stoner/doom legends Sleep and grindcore masters Agoraphobic Nosebleed plus an appearance by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine on Saturday, there’s something for everyone at the festival.  “Metal & Beer” tickets are officially sold out but don’t despair— one-day general admission tickets are just $35, and the entire weekend just $65!  Check out the full lineups for each day below and get your tickets here.  SATURDAY: Agoraphobic NosebleedMunicipal WasteImmolationPanopticonKriegCrypt Sermon(Special appearance by Dave Mustaine) SUNDAY: SleepPig DestroyerWitheredKhemmisFalls of RaurosCemetery Piss General … Continue reading

ANVIL Rejoined By Original Guitarist DAVE ALLISON At Peterborough Concert (Video)

Original ANVIL member Dave Allison (guitar) rejoined his former bandmates on stage this past Saturday, April 15 at Red Dog in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada to perform three songs: “Metal On Metal”, “Forged In Fire” and a cover version of “Born To Be Wild”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of Scotty Flamingo). After Allison and original ANVIL bassist Ian Dickson came up on stage for the first time since 1989 at ANVIL‘s July 2016 concert in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, ANVIL drummer Robb Reiner told Planet Mosh TV: “Yeah, it was the first time in 20-odd … Continue reading

With the Dead Unveil New Track “Vessel of Solitude” Via Decibel Flexi Series 

I miss Cathedral. You miss Cathedral. I miss the days when Electric Wizard were actually great. You miss the days when Electric Wizard were actually great. So, thank the dark lords for doom heathens With the Dead. The band—featuring former Cathedral/Napalm Death vocalist Lee Dorrian, ex-Electric Wizard/Ramesses guitarist Tim Bagshaw, former Cathedral bassist Leo Smee and ex-Bolt Thrower drummer Alex Thomas—will release the follow up to 2015’s Decibel Top 40-cracking self-titled debut on Rise Above later this year. But today, you get the first new jam from them in the short but sick non-LP track “Vessel of Solitude.”  Deluxe Decibel … Continue reading

Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED's Paintings To Be Displayed At 'Rawk' Exhibition In New York

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will debut his first major international exhibition of his contemporary art, titled “Rawk”, at the third edition of Art New York at Pier 94, opening Wednesday, May 3, and continuing through Sunday, May 7, to kick off New York Art Week. This year, Art New York will display the finest work of the modern, post-war and pop eras, and feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture from masters, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning and Ed Ruscha. “This will be our most exciting year yet,” said Katelijne De Backer, director of Art … Continue reading