Original CANDLEBOX Lineup To Reunite For One Night Only In Seattle

’90s rock icons CANDLEBOX are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album, which was certified four times platinum, by doing what they do best — bringing their explosive, passionate performances to cities across the country as part of their “25 Years Of Rock & Still Rolling Tour”. Kicking off January 25 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the trek will see this powerhouse band — Kevin Martin on vocals, Adam Kury on bass, Brian Quinn on lead guitar, Island Styles on guitar and Robin Diaz on drums — perform the hits from the album that launched its … Continue reading

Watch: Dyscarnate – ‘Nothing Seems Right’

Dyscarnate unleashed their first album in five years, titled With All Their Might, in the fall of 2017. It contained a well-balanced mixture of brutality, grooves and even slower songs, like “Nothing Seems Right.” Already a powerful track, the band’s brand new music video for the song fleshes that out further. The video was created by Dark Tranquility guitarist Niklas Sundin and focuses in on the theme of isolation. In one scene, a person standing on a floating rock structure falls to his knees while the structure falls apart beneath him; in another, the figure is left alone to push a boulder … Continue reading

Former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Guitarist NICK CATANESE Pleads Guilty To Sending Sexually Explicit Photos To 14-Year-Old Girl

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Nicholas Catanese pleaded guilty Tuesday (January 16) to sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old female. The 46-year-old musician also solicited sex acts from the teenager, according to the criminal complaint. Catanese pleaded guilty to unlawful contact, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children. He was ordered by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel to serve five years of probation, register for 25 years as a Megan’s Law offender, avoid contact with minors and have no access to internet-capable computers. Catanese was an instructor at the … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Torn Shore – “Reduced”

In November, I wrote about Polish hardcore outfit Torn Shore and how their new album, Reduced, was a chaotic, explosive hardcore record that followed in the footsteps of Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan and their ilk. Today, Decibel has obtained an exclusive full stream of Reduced for your listening pleasure. Clocking in at 11 songs in 25 minutes, Reduced is a masterclass on how to chew the listener up and spit them out before they’ve had a moment to breathe. It should establish Torn Shore as a force in the genre, while pointing toward exciting things to come. Listen to it now, and buy it at Torn … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Anarchos – “Invocation Of Moribund Spirits”

Those who prefer their death metal to sound like a chainsaw to the face and to feel like a jackhammer pulverizing the spinal column will do well to check out this Netherlands-based outfit. While Anarchos is a relatively young band, the men behind it are inveterate purveyors of the macabre and the obscure. Death metal is a lifestyle for these maniacs, yet Invocation Of Moribund Spirits reeks of freshly spilled guts. Because although the players behind Anarchos are seasoned and deeply knowledgeable regarding this deadly practice, and while the entirety of Anarchos’ debut is straightforward, no gimmicks death worship, these … Continue reading

SACRED REICH Parts Ways With Drummer GREG HALL

Greg Hall has announced his departure from SACRED REICH. The drummer confirmed his split with the veteran Arizona thrashers in a post on his personal Facebook page. He wrote: “So… I want you all to hear this directly from me. I am no longer the drummer for SACRED REICH. I was (rather abruptly and by phone I might add) fired. “I won’t go into details at this time; you will hear my story when the time is right. I just want everyone to know how much it has meant to me to play for you! Those moments on stage were … Continue reading

MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Explains 'Catharsis' Album Title

Pete Bailey of the “Binge Thinking” podcast on Primordial Radio recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. Asked why MACHINE HEAD decided to call its new album “Catharsis”, Flynn said: “I think when we started looking at the record and what was on the record, it was… it’s an eclectic record. It’s a pretty diverse, weird record. And it had so many different, varying emotions. On the one hand, you’ve got songs like ‘Volatile’ or ‘Bastards’, which are very social, political commentary. On the other hand, … Continue reading

Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG Claims He Received New Letter Of Apology From DAVE MUSTAINE

Jeff Young has shared a letter he claims he received from Dave Mustaine less than two months ago in which the MEGADETH leader purportedly apologized to his former bandmate for “disclosing [their] secrets” and invited him to take part in the group’s hypothetical Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. The guitarist, whose entire career with MEGADETH was spent recording and touring in support of the band’s 1988 platinum-selling album “So Far, So Good…So What!”, revealed the contents of the letter during the latest episode of his “Music Without Boundaries” Internet radio show. Claiming that the letter was forwarded to … Continue reading