THREAT SIGNAL Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Exit The Matrix'; 'Disconnect' Album Details Revealed

The official lyric video for “Exit The Matrix”, a brand new song from Canada’s melodic thrashers THREAT SIGNAL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s long-awaited fourth studio album, “Disconnect”, which will be released on November 10 via Agonia Records. Since their critically acclaimed debut offering “Under Reprisal” (2006), which won the “Canadian Recording Of The Year Award” at the Hamilton Music Awards, THREAT SIGNAL became internationally recognized as one of the most interesting modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense “Vigilance” (2009) and reinvented “Threat Signal” (2011), have both met with … Continue reading

BLACK SABBATH: 'The Ten Year War' Unboxing Video

On September 29, BLACK SABBATH will release “The Ten Year War”, a limited-edition vinyl box set, via BMG. The set brings together their eight Ozzy Osbourne-fronted albums, plus a swathe of other rarities, all housed within exclusive artwork created by renowned street artist, graphic designer and activist Shepard Fairey. A “The Ten Year War” unboxing video, courtesy of Black Sabbath Online‘s Joe Siegler, can be seen below. Despite BLACK SABBATH‘s multi-million selling albums and rabid fan base throughout the seventies, this adulation wasn’t always mirrored by the music press at the time. The band received more than their fair share … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Ancient VVisdom – ‘The Great Beast’

Occult rockers Ancient VVisdom are even more dedicated to Satanism on 33, their latest record. 33 is also the age that Jesus was crucified and, according to the band, is the peak age of human existence. Ancient VVisdom keep it simple, avoiding layered compositions in favor of melody. “This is yet another track dedicated Lucifer and to the spirit of the wickedest man to ever live Aleister Crowley, who has always been an influence on music since even before his appearance on the cover of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper,” frontman Nathan “Opposition” Jochum says of new song “The Great Beast.” “A classic hard rock … Continue reading

BEHEMOTH Frontman Urges Public To Reserve Judgment In DECAPITATED Rape Case

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal “Darski has urged the public to reserve judgment as to the guilt or innocence of members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED who are accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman on a tour bus in Washington. According to court documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review, the woman alleged she was gang-raped by the musicians in their tour bus bathroom after DECAPITATED‘s August 31 concert with THY ART IS MURDER at The Pin concert venue in downtown Spokane as part of the two bands’ “Double Homicide” tour. The woman said entered the bus for drinks … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Bloodhunter – ‘All These Souls Shall Serve Forever’

On their latest album, The End of Faith, Spanish death metal legion Bloodhunter are out for… well, you know. Packed with airtight riffs and a ferocious vocal performance from frontwoman Diva Satánica, Bloodhunter channel a variant of the Gothenburg sound, and will inevitably (and rightfully) draw comparisons to bands like Arch Enemy and At the Gates. Listen to new song “All These Souls Shall Serve Forever” to get a taste of Bloodhunter’s vicious death metal and pre-order The End of Faith via Xtreem Music. “‘All These Souls Shall Serve… Forever!” is the third single off our second album,” Bloodhunter say. “With this song we’re trying to … Continue reading

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 2018 Breweries Announced, Early-Bird Tix On Sale!

On Saturday and Sunday, March 31-April 1, 2018, North America’s only monthly metal magazine is bringing the loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world back to The Fillmore Philadelphia. Still—ahem—buzzing from the runaway success of last April’s inaugural Metal & Beer Fest, we’ve raised the decibels and the ABVs for round two. Featuring 14 of the best metal bands from around the world and 19 craft breweries from across the U.S., Decibel Metal & Beer Fest—the ultimate celebration of the most metal craft beer in North America—brings that brotherhood to life. Only the most metal breweries have been … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Evil Invaders – ‘As Life Slowly Fades’

Belgian speed demons Evil Invaders are a stylistic throwback to the days of Metallica and Slayer, playing fast and tight guitar-driven thrash. After debuting with Pulses of Pleasure on Napalm Records, their second LP, Feed Me Violence, builds on what they started on Pulses. In other words, Evil Invaders aren’t just rehashing something that’s been done to death—they play exciting, tight thrash that sounds modern but familiar. You can listen to “As Life Slowly Fades” from Feed Me Violence exclusively through Decibel below—just try not to give yourself whiplash! Feed Me Violence is out September 29 on Napalm. The post Track Premiere: Evil Invaders – ‘As Life Slowly Fades’ appeared first … Continue reading

MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE To Greet Fans On NYSE Facade Balcony

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine will greet his fans this Friday, September 15 at 9:45 a.m. outside on the New York Stock Exchange facade balcony. Designed by George B. Post and featuring distinctive exterior sculpture by John Q. A. Ward, the ten-story Georgia marble facade of 18 Broad Street has become an icon of United States finance. MEGADETH and SCORPIONS will join forces for a North American tour which will kick off on September 14 in Reading, Pennsylvania and conclude on October 15 in Tampa, Florida. The sixteen-date trek, dubbed the “Crazy World Tour”, celebrates SCORPIONS‘ 1990 LP of the same … Continue reading

New documentary explores rocky relationship between Christianity and heavy metal

Longtime metal fan Bruce Moore—producer/director of the new documentary Metal Missionaries—has seen Christian metal bands pushed aside for years, even within religious circles. In 2010, Moore published a book with the same name as his new movie, so, clearly, the idea of Christian bands struggling to find their place in the metal world is not new to him (neither is the idea of mixing food and metal: Moore has two books under his name dealing with the two subjects, not to mention he hosts Brutally Delicious, “the world’s most metal cooking show,” according to its YouTube channel). I’ve been a … Continue reading

SCORPIONS/Ex-MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE's Art Collection: New Trailer Available

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee has been working with art team and publisher SceneFour on an art collection, dubbed “Subliminal”, that is described as “a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance.” A new trailer for the collection can be seen below. Dee states: “I think these art pieces that I’ve been doing, you can actually see where I’m coming from with my drum sticks. It’s like a tennis player that starts [his] hit way behind your back and moves through. And the same thing is with me with drums — … Continue reading