Streaming: Förgjord's "Uhripuu" & “Vahvempi kuin koskaan”

Formed in the mid ‘90s, Finland’s Förgjord are an odd and vicious beast from a scene where nasty oddities are more than permitted, they’re practically required. After garnering some attention with their debut full length in 2008, Ajasta Ikuisuuteen, the then-duo went on to release their critically lauded sophomore album, Sielunvihollinen, all the while eschewing the limelight. Now, in 2017, Förgjord have secured a drummer, are poised to release their third full length to date, and appear to have perfected their bewildering mix of melody and madness, dignity and cacophony, insanity and preeminence. Named after a type of tree considered … Continue reading

Video: GLENN HUGHES Performs In Dornbirn, Austria

Fan-filmed video footage of Glenn Hughes‘s (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) February 20 performance at Conrad Sohm in Dornbirn, Austria can be seen below. Hughes‘s new solo album, “Resonate”, was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. It features his live solo band members, Søren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards), in addition to longtime friend Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), who joined them in the studio for the opening and closing numbers. “Resonate” was made available in two configurations: regular CD and deluxe edition including one bonus … Continue reading

MIKE PORTNOY'S SHATTERED FORTRESS: Video Footage Of Acoustic Rehearsal

Iconic drummer and former member of DREAM THEATER, Mike Portnoy performed the band’s “12 Step Suite” in its entirety for the first time ever on the Cruise To The Edge, which sailed out of Tampa, Florida on February 7. The music documents the musician’s battle with alcoholism, and is an ensemble of five songs recorded by DREAM THEATER from 2002 to 2009, with titles that reflect his struggles: “The Glass Prison”, “This Dying Soul”, “The Root Of All Evil”, “Repentance” and “The Shattered Fortress”. Video footage of the pre-show acoustic rehearsal can be seen below. The February 10 concert, which … Continue reading

MEGADETH Fans Want To Hear 'Mindblowing, Complex Riffs,' Says DAVID ELLEFSON

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was interviewed on the on “SixX Strings” radio show. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On METALLICA‘s “Master Of Puppets” being played by the Grammy Awards house band as MEGADETH walked to the stage to accept its first-ever Grammy: Ellefson: “We were sitting there earlier, and they give this award to David Bowie, and they start playing a WHO song. And you’re going, ‘All right. So…’ And it’s funny, ’cause I actually recently ironically got asked by a friend of mine at a big megachurch in … Continue reading

Full Of Hell Announce New Album ‘Trumpeting Ecstasy’

Experimental noise-grind quartet Full Of Hell have just announced that they’ve been recording a new full-length entitled ‘Trumpeting Ecstasy’ at Kurt Ballou’s God City Studios, which is due out this May via Profound Lore. ‘Trumpeting Ecstasy’ will be the band’s fifth full-length outing to date, and the first to be released entirely under their own name since 2013’s game-changing ‘Rudiments Of Mutilation’, following recent collaborative opuses with Merzbow in 2014 and last year’s hallucinatory ‘One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache’ with The Body. In addition to being recorded by the able hand of Kurt Ballou, the album also … Continue reading

Stagehand Dies After AVENGED SEVENFOLD Concert In Stuttgart, Germany

A roadie working at AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s concert in Stuttgart, Germany Monday night (February 20) was killed when a colleague fell on him as they were dismantling the stage. While the 26-year-old survived the 2:00 a.m. incident with serious injuries, the 19-year-old from Esslingen — identified by the German media only as Marvin P. — died at the scene. Jörg Klopfer, a spokesperson for the Schleyer-Halle venue where the concert was held, told Bild: “We have never had a fatal accident since the opening of the Schleyer-Halle in 1983. It is a terrible tragic event. We mourn with the family and … Continue reading

Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’

Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ taken from the band’s eponymous new album out 12 May on Season of Mist. You can buy ‘Fall to Depravity’ here. The post Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ appeared first on Terrorizer. Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ Terrorizer Continue reading

Nergal From Behemoth Talks About the Decibel Magazine Tour 2012

As some of the scene gurus in Justin Norton’s 150th issue piece have already mentioned, Decibel Magazine’s aesthetic is both particular and inclusive.  Mainstream, money-grabbing cock rockers (be they male or female) can go suck a fart while we make space for doom/death trailblazers and cassette-only atmospheric black metal releases; at the same time, we will excitedly cover any downcast folk, neoclassical, post-rock, hardcore, dub or progressive blend that tickles our antiestablishment funny boners.  Our admiration for legacy acts falls well short of reverence, preferring human engagement to monolithic legend; our piqued interest in new bands is always meant as … Continue reading


A video recap of the first day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, which was held on September 24-25, 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California, can be seen below. About 37,000 people attended the first day of the event, with 3,400 campers on the festival grounds. The Ozzfest lineup was headlined by BLACK SABBATH, while SLIPKNOT closed out the Knotfest bill. Prior to the concert, SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler were asked what they thought such a massive show said about the state of rock music. “I don’t know about the state of rock music, but I’m … Continue reading

STEVE STEVENS Talks About Writing Music For OZZY OSBOURNE's Next Solo Album

Guitarist Steve Stevens has spoken about his collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne on material for the BLACK SABBATH singer’s upcoming solo album. As previously reported, Osbourne and Stevens connected through their mutual friend Billy Morrison, who plays alongside Stevens in Billy Idol‘s band. Ozzy told SiriusXM last fall that they had made a “bluesy” song with the working title “Crack Cocaine”, which will appear on the forthcoming release. Ozzy, who played his final show with BLACK SABBATH earlier this month, said: “I’m not retiring, I’m gonna carry on. I’ve been writing with Billy Morrison and Steve Stevens. Steve is not gonna … Continue reading