John Krasinski set to write sequel to ‘A Quiet Place’

There’s nothing better than a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and John Krasinski’s film, A Quiet Place, did just that when it first debuted on the big screen. With the guy who played Jim Halpert graduating from Office prankster to a horror movie writer and star, we weren’t really sure what to expect. But, after seeing the horrifying flick, we couldn’t wait to see what else Krasinski was going to do in the horror world. Read more: Watch this hilarious mash-up of ‘The Office’ and ‘A Quiet Place’ A few months ago, it was confirmed that A Quiet … Continue reading

K.K. DOWNING On 'British Steel': 'That Was The Album For JUDAS PRIEST That Consolidated Everything'

K.K. Downing recently sat down with Metal Matt for a lengthy interview about the former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist’s new memoir, “Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest”, in which he allows the audience to get an inside glimpse of his life as a member of the iconic heavy metal group. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what PRIEST album epitomizes what the band is all about, Downing said: “I get asked this quite a lot, and it’s so difficult — it is really difficult. But I think, if I can just elaborate a little bit on that, … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Brainoil – “Singularity to Extinction”

This is it: the best sludge metal album you’ll hear all year. Singularity to Extinction is Brainoil‘s first album since 2011, following a rarities comp that same year and a split with Dropdead in 2014. The Oakland-based trio aren’t afraid to change up their tempos, varying from the more upbeat “Preface to Madness” to the miserable, crawling “Blank Static Void.” Singularity to Extinction is swathed—or maybe drowned is a better descriptor—in raw, abrasive crust. Walls of guitar backed by sluggish drumming wash over the listener and Greg Wilkinson barks out vocal lines like he wants to cough up blood at the end of a recording … Continue reading

Half of new guitar players are women, says study

Fender found out that 50 percent of beginner guitar players are women. The study also points out at the emotional benefits of playing an instrument. Read more: Everything coming to and leaving Hulu in November According to a new study by Fender, the diversity of guitar players is growing. To begin with, women are 50 percent of all beginner and aspirational players. Plus, the number of African-Americans and Hispanics learning to play guitar is increasing. The former group accounts for 19 percent, while the latter makes up 25 percent of beginners. Research shows that 72 percent of people pick up guitar to learn … Continue reading

Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Teams Up With Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer In VLTIMAS

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of VLTIMAS. The three-piece extreme metal formation, consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), has completed the work on its debut album for an early 2019 release. Eriksen comments: “Feels like aeons ago since I last ventured into these musical shores, but alas, here we are. “It’s been an intense year and a half with lots of planning, hard work, personal sacrifice and yeah, traveling. I believe I speak for all three of us on this matter. Nevertheless, the beast has been summoned and … Continue reading

Label Spotlight: Sliptrick Records

Sliptrick Records formed in 2007, undergoing a series of home base location changes before settling in Latvia in 2014. In the time since their inception, Sliptrick have released literally hundreds of albums that range in style from singer-songwriter to hard rock, brutal death metal and anything else that they enjoy. Decibel had a chat with Carlo Muselli, head of Sliptrick’s European operations, to learn more about their selection process, the business of running a record label in 2018 and why Sliptrick often works with young bands on their debut albums. Read the interview below, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and … Continue reading

Youtube is down and the internet isn’t sure what to do—UPDATED

UPDATE: OCT. 16, 11:01 P.M. EST YouTube is now back up. The video site’s Twitter account responsible for updates, troubleshooting tips and help revealed the news. “We’re back! Thanks for all of your patience,” the account tweeted. “If you continue to experience issues, please let us know.” We’re back! Thanks for all of your patience. If you continue to experience issues, please let us know. https://t.co/NVU5GP7Sy6 — Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) October 17, 2018 However, there is still no word on what caused the outage. ORIGINAL POST: OCT. 16, 10:34 P.M. EST On the off chance that you could have possibly … Continue reading