Hardcore Legends Integrity Grace the Cover of the Latest Decibel

Dwid Hellion of the metallic hardcore pioneers Integrity emerges from a Belgian castle to make his Decibel cover debut while doom metal darlings Khemmis appear on this month’s flexi disc with an exclusive new song. Elsewhere, Crowbar get the Hall of Fame nod for their 1998 classic Odd Fellows Rest, and we provide a massive recap of our first annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest! Hurry, quantities are limited. Procrastination is the devil! Order here. Hardcore Legends Integrity Grace the Cover of the Latest Decibel Hardcore Legends Integrity Grace the Cover of the Latest Decibel Decibel Continue reading

Track Premiere: Wovoka – 'Traces'

“Traces” is a big undertaking. Wovoka’s one song contribution to their upcoming split with LLNN, the Los Angeles sludge crew rip through slow, forceful riffs, desolate atmosphere and varied vocals over nearly 18 minutes. “Conceptually, and on a thematic level, ‘Traces’ deals with loss, and the process of grief,” Wovoka say. “Writing this song was extremely difficult and stressful; and at almost 18 minutes long, it mirrors that creative journey and our own personal struggles during the process. In the end, with the help of our friends Alex Estrada (Silver Snakes) and Jay Valena (Oskoreien), we reached something that we are … Continue reading

METAL CHURCH: 'Reset' Video Premiere

METAL CHURCH‘s video for the song “Reset” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “XI”, which debuted at No. 57 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31, 2016. “XI” was released on March 25, 2016 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier, the band’s eleventh studio release marked the return of singer Mike Howe. METAL CHURCH released “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records on April 28. Produced by Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic … Continue reading

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Creator PAUL O'NEILL's Death Ruled Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

According to TMZ, Paul O’Neill, creator of the multi-platinum rock theater experience TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, died of intoxication from a mix of prescription drugs: methadone, codeine, diazepam (generic Valium) and doxylamine (an antihistamine). TMZ obtained a copy of O’Neill‘s autopsy report, and it also mentions other ailments he was battling, such as mild heart disease, hypertension and moderate hardening of the arteries. The medical examiner determined the death to be accidental. When O’Neill died in April at the age of 61, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA released a statement saying he had “passed away from chronic illness.” TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA formed in 1996 out of … Continue reading

BEHEMOTH Frontman's ME AND THAT MAN Project Releases 'Magdalene' Video

“Magdalene”, the new video from ME AND THAT MAN, which pairs BEHEMOTH founder, songwriter and singer Adam “Nergal” Darski with British/Polish rock musician John Porter, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Zev Deans and shot on location in Poland. Ever the firebrand, Nergal stated about the inspiration for the video: “Well… let’s say Jesus walked this earth. Let’s say he really was a leader of a new founded sect. And look around… every guru, every charismatic leader, they were surrounded by many gorgeous women of which I’m sure they took advantage of. I bet Jesus was no … Continue reading

Live Review: Wrekmeister Harmonies, Xasthur, Johanna Warren @ Metro Gallery in Baltimore, 5/21/17

It was totally backwards thinking that got me to this show – one week before I would return to Baltimore for Maryland Deathfest – and it just got more backwards, upside down and inside out as the night progressed.  But I’m ahead of myself. While waiting in line for the bathroom during the Junius/InAeona show last month, I saw a peculiar flyer posted with the baroquely illegible but very familiar logo for Scott Conner’s long-running, drippy-mopey black metal project Xasthur.  My understanding was that he had deep-sixed that name years ago in favor of an acoustic and very non-metal band … Continue reading

ZAKK WYLDE's ZAKK SABBATH Taps CLUTCH Drummer For September Shows

Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster of Maryland rockers CLUTCH will sit behind the kit for ZAKK SABBATH for three shows in September. He will be filling in for regular ZAKK SABBATH drummer Joey Castillo, who is unable to make the dates due to “prior commitments.” ZAKK SABBATH is the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) and bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE). Tour dates: Sep. 07 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage Sep. 08 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Sep. 09 – Mashantucket, CT @ Outdoors at Foxwoods Resort Casino (Revolution Rock Festival) … Continue reading


VENOM INC, the new band featuring original VENOM members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (guitar) and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan, has announced the “Blood Stained Earth Tour”, featuring support from GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and THE CONVALESCENCE. The trek will kick off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 1 and visit several major cities in both the U.S. and Canada, coming to a close in Baltimore, Maryland on October 2. Tickets for the “Blood Stained Earth Tour” go on sale this coming Friday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Dolan says: “It is with the greatest … Continue reading

VALLENFYRE Feat. PARADISE LOST, Ex-MY DYING BRIDE Members: 'Nihilist' Song Streaming

“Nihilist”, a brand new song from VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside Hamish Glencross, formerly of MY DYING BRIDE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from VALLENFYRE‘s third album, “Fear Those Who Fear Him”, which will be released on June 2 via Century Media Records. Recorded by the band’s new core lineup consisting of Mackintosh (vocals and guitar), Glencross (guitar and bass) and Waltteri Väyrynen (drums), “Fear Those Who Fear Him” was once again produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, NAILS) at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and mastered … Continue reading


OZZY OSBOURNE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ROB ZOMBIE and INCUBUS top the bill for the fourth annual Louder Than Life destination festival, set to take place Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne — recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the first time in over a decade — leads a Saturday bill that includes FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ROB ZOMBIE, MASTODON, and many more. PROPHETS OF RAGE — bringing together the sonic firepower of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL, with members Tom … Continue reading