Watch NIKKI SIXX Unbox Limited-Edition Deluxe Vinyl Version Of 'The Heroin Diaries: 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack'

A video clip of Nikki Sixx unboxing the limited-edition deluxe vinyl version of the 10th-anniversary edition of SiXX:A.M.‘s “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack” can be seen below. Sixx got sober sixteen years ago. A decade ago he shared this story with the world. And yet with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever; Sixx‘s journey to sobriety and the words and music it inspired remains poignantly relevant. Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s seminal 1987 album “Girls Girls Girls”, the book not only became a … Continue reading

WITHERFALL: Lyric Video For 'The Great Awakening' Song

The official lyric video for the song “The Great Awakening” from U.S. progressive metallers WITHERFALL — the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, WHITE WIZZARD), singer Joseph Michael (WHITE WIZZARD) and the late Adam Sagan (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, INTO ETERNITY) — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s debut album, “Nocturnes And Requiems”, which received a European release on October 6 as a limited CD digipak version with three stickers, a noble LP version with gatefold sleeve, inlay, poster and CD as well as digital download/stream. The beautiful cover artwork … Continue reading

SORCERER Feat. Ex-TIAMAT, LION'S SHARE Members: Lyric Video For 'Unbearable Sorrow' Song

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER released their new album, “The Crowning Of The Fire King”, on October 20 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video for the disc’s latest single, “Unbearable Sorrow”, can be viewed below. SORCERER comments: “We have aimed to write an album with diversity and intensity, an album that we want to listen to ourselves. “‘The Crowning Of The Fire King’ is by far our best recording ever with songs that are strong, powerful and doomy. We have captured what SORCERER is about and taken the songs to the next level for the band.” … Continue reading

BARONESS To Release Final Two Picture Discs In 'Purple' Series

BARONESS will release the final two picture discs in its four-part “Purple” picture disc series, with “Try To Disappear” and “Morningstar” arriving December 12 via the band’s webstore and at independent record stores for Vinyl Tuesday. The limited-edition releases, which are available for pre-order via the band’s webstore, each feature a quadrant of the John Baizley-created cover art for the band’s album “Purple”, as well as unreleased B-sides. “Try To Disappear” features a live version of the song from the band’s 2016 performance at Los Angeles’s Fonda Theatre while “Morningstar” features a demo version of the track. The first two … Continue reading

Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Says ACT OF DEFIANCE Gives Him Freedom To Write What He Wants

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s sophomore album, “Old Scars, New Wounds”: Chris: “I think we were really happy with how this one came out, because it wasn’t such a shotgun-wedding type of affair. When ‘Birth And The Burial’ [August 2015 debut] came out, Shawn [Drover, drums] and I were not only trying to write the music, but we were also trying to form the band, come up with the band name, search … Continue reading

COREY TAYLOR Says DONALD TRUMP Is 'All Ego, All Talk And No Leader'

Corey Taylor has once again slammed Donald Trump, saying that the 45th U.S. president is “all ego, all talk and no leader.” The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman, who has been vocal about his distaste for the billionaire real estate mogul for at least the past two years, spoke about the current state of America on the November 5 edition of “Whiplash”, the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. “It’s a very violent place right now,” Taylor said (hear audio below). “Whether the pundits or the strategists or the columnists, whether they wanna admit it or not, there … Continue reading

Complete Failure Discuss New Album, “Crossburner”

Steel City grindcore outfit Complete Failure are anything but a letdown on their new album, Crossburner. 14 tracks of straight-ahead fury, the quartet’s fourth album sees them upping the rage and aggression in the five years since The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault. Decibel spoke briefly to ComFail vocalist Joe Mack about Crossburner, politics and the importance of artistic expression. The new Complete Failure album is called Crossburner. Did you write the album with the intention of it being a political one, and if so, what were you trying to say?  It is a political message, I guess. It has nothing to do with left or right, … Continue reading

GENE SIMMONS Apologizes For 'Unintentionally' Offending Members Of FOX Team

Gene Simmons has issued a statement apologizing for “unintentionally” offending female staffers during his appearance on Fox News and Fox Business. It was reported late last week that the KISS bassist/vocalist was banned for life from Fox due to lewd behavior following his appearance last Wednesday (November 15) on the right-leaning cable channels. The Daily Beast reported Simmons was on hand to promote his latest book, the financial self-help guide titled “On Power”, on both “Fox & Friends” and “Mornings With Maria”. Gene, who, during the “Fox & Friends” appearance, took the opportunity to aid meteorologist Janice Dean in her … Continue reading

BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Hospitalized With Heart Problems; DAY OF ERRORS Tour Canceled

DAY OF ERRORS, the three-piece band led by original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, has canceled its previously announced West Coast tour which was scheduled to take place in early December. Ward said in a statement: “I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am okay and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates. “I want to send my sincere apologies to everyone who was planning to come out to the … Continue reading

Marginal Keep the Crust-Grind Flame Burning

Most members of Belguim’s Marginal were only teenagers in the late 80s when bands like Extreme Noise Terror and Napalm Death were pioneering grind. Even so, their upcoming third album, Total Destruction sounds as though it absolutely could have come out of the midlands in twenty seven years ago. Submitted as evidence: their new song, “Leech Invader.” Musically and lyrically “Leech Invader” does not break new ground. It’s one more song about addiction in a genre full of them. It works because Marginal know how to execute the classic elements of crust so well. A D-beat powers the song with … Continue reading