BILLY SHEEHAN 'Hasn't Heard Anything At All' About Proposed Reunion Of DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Lineup

Bass legend Billy Sheehan says that he “hasn’t heard anything at all” about a proposed reunion of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth‘s solo band following the cancelation of their November 2015 performance at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. Roth‘s “Eat ‘Em And Smile” reunion at the Lucky Strike Live was called off at the last minute by the fire marshal. The show would have marked the first time in thirty years that Roth joined Sheehan, guitarist Stve Vai, drummer Greg Bissonette (RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND) and keyboardist Brett Tuggle to perform some of the hits from … Continue reading

Hear Exclusive New Myrkur Song “Shadows of Silence” Via Decibel Flexi Series

Myrkur, the black metal-inspired act led by Danish multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun, are nearly ready to release their second LP, Mareridt, via Relapse on September 15.  But you don’t have to wait that long to hear material, because we have a new track called “Shadows of Silence,” which will not appear on the new album, but comes courtesy of the Decibel Flexi Series. Our 81st installment is the first Myrkur track that mastermind Bruun has sung in English. Hear it here. Deluxe Decibel subscribers will receive the September issue containing the limited edition Myrkur flexi over the next couple of weeks, but if you … Continue reading

Hear Exclusive New Myrkur Song “Shadows of Silence” Via Decibel Flexi Series

Myrkur, the black metal-inspired act led by Danish multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun, are nearly ready to release their second LP, Mareridt, via Relapse on September 15.  But you don’t have to wait that long to hear material, because we have a new track called “Shadows of Silence,” which will not appear on the new album, but comes courtesy of the Decibel Flexi Series. Our 81st installment is the first Myrkur track that mastermind Bruun has sung in English. Hear it here. Deluxe Decibel subscribers will receive the September issue containing the limited edition Myrkur flexi over the next couple of weeks, but if you … Continue reading

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY To Release 'Psychosis' Album In The Fall

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max (also of SOULFLY) and Igor Cavalera, has set “Psychosis” as the title of its recently completed fourth album, tentatively due in October via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, was recorded primarily at a studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Speaking to Metal Wani‘s Jake Patton, Max stated about the follow-up to 2014’s “Pandemonium”: “The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer — an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I … Continue reading

Dark Tranquility Appear On Anchors To Asphalt, Discuss Touring, Racism and Music Industry

Mikael Stanne, vocalist of long-running melodic death metal legends Dark Tranquility, recently appeared on webseries Anchors to Asphalt to discuss touring, the music business as it relates to extreme metal and racism in music.  “It just keeps getting better,” Stanne says in the video about touring in the early years of Dark Tranquility versus the present day. “Now we know exactly what to do, we have our crew, we have all the stuff that we need.” Watch the video below for more anecdotes from touring with Dark Tranquility. Anchors to Asphalt is a webseries on FreqsTV presented by Decibel.  Dark … Continue reading

Track Stream/Premiere: Sweden's Grande Royale Rock With Mellow Class

If you combine the amount of snakeskin and sideburns in the above photo with the fact that the bunch of us are mere human beings whose ears sometimes need a break from the calamitous noise of extreme music’s most extreme sounds, it’s not hard to figure that the band in the photo, Jönköping, Sweden’s Grand Royale, probably hail from the hard rocking ‘70s side of the musical spectrum. The band’s third and forthcoming album, Breaking News was recorded by Nicke [Entombed/Hellacopters] Andersson at his Honk Palace studio and, by all accounts, was created in a haze created by the things … Continue reading

HELLYEAH Releases 'Live Experience' Video For 'Love Falls'

HELLYEAH has released an official “Live Experience” video for its “Love Falls” single. The track is featured on the band’s fifth album, “Unden!able”, which was released on June 3, 2016 via Eleven Seven Music. Says HELLYEAH: “‘Love Falls’ is an extremely important song for us and your reactions have made it an even better experience for us to play it live.” HELLYEAH singer Chad Gray told Germany’s Metal-Heads.de about the lyrical message behind “Love Falls”, Gray said: “It’s really important to me to write kind of vague and ambigious, so people can make it… ‘Cause maybe it is about a … Continue reading

ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Talks Coffee With SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR's COREY TAYLOR (Video)

The latest episode of “Taking Coffee With Charlie Benante”, featuring ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, can be seen below. Anyone who knows Benante knows his deep and passionate love for the taste of coffee. So much so that two years ago, he launched his own line, “Benante’s Blend”. Now, having forged a collaboration with Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee Co., “Benante’s Blend” has undergone enhancements that include higher quality choice of coffee beans, a change in the way the beans are roasted that give the coffee a larger and more flavorful taste, and other tweaks, Benante … Continue reading

PHANTOM 5 Feat. Former BONFIRE Singer: 'Play To Win' Album Due In October

Frontiers Music Srl will release the second studio album by PHANTOM 5, “Play To Win”, on October 13. The disc’s first single, “The Change In You”, can be streamed below. After the success of its self-titled debut album, the brainchild of producer/guitarist (and for this record, bassist) Michael Voss and vocalist Claus Lessmann has returned with yet another incredible outing of impeccable German melodic hard rock. Once again joined by Robert Boebel on guitars and keyboards and Axel Kruse on drums, these fist-pumping anthems will tickle the eardrums of any connoisseur of melodic hard rock. Michael Voss says: “[t]o all … Continue reading