Full Album Stream: Melan Selas – “Reon”

Melan Selas formed only two years ago, but, judging from the songs on Reon, this duo draw their inspiration from some deep and ancient wellspring. Although, Melan Selas are not your typical Hellenic black metal band. Not only does the voice of Astraea – Oletir, Melan Selas’ vocalist, set them apart, whether she’s giving vent to her demons, or bewitching listeners with her singing voice, but the music of Melas Selas has an abundance of that otherworldly quality that Hellenic black metal bands always seem to possess. But Melan Selas’ Reon runneth over with that entrancing and timeless simplicity. Orchestral, … Continue reading

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Feat. ALICE COOPER, JOE PERRY, JOHNNY DEPP: Bethlehem Concert Footage

Fan-filmed video footage of HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES‘ May 21 concert at Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania can be seen below. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES is the supergroup featuring international film star and musician Johnny Depp alongside Alice Cooper and AEROSMITH‘s Joe Perry. Cooper told the Evening Standard that fans will be shocked when they hear Depp play guitar. “He’s not new to playing on stage,” Alice said. “People are going to be very surprised when they hear him play, because they know him as Jack Sparrow. “When they see a guitar in his band, they going to say, ‘Wait a minute! … Continue reading

Track Premiere: The Antichrist Imperium – ‘The Dreadful Hosanna’

Black/death metal horde The Antichrist Imperium  (featuring current/ex- members of Akercocke)are nothing if not energetic. Every note on their new album, Volume II Every Tongue Shall Praise Satan, is played with energy and enthusiasm that stands out, even in such an extreme form of metal. New single “The Dreadful Hosanna,” which you can stream exclusively via Decibel, is bludgeoning, technical, evil and thoughtful, incorporating quiet guitars and dark spoken word to amplify the effect. Every Tongue Shall Praise Satan will see release on June 29 via Apocalyptic Witchcraft. The post Track Premiere: The Antichrist Imperium – ‘The Dreadful Hosanna’ appeared first on Decibel Magazine. Track Premiere: … Continue reading

Watch: The Six Most Metal Breweries at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

When it comes to metal and beer, we’re always happy to meet someone whose enthusiasm for the pairing matches our own. We found exactly that in the Six Most Metal Breweries, who were in attendance at the second annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest at the Fillmore Philly last month to chat with bands, brewers and fans. The new video features interviews with Carcass, At the Gates, Horrendous, Three Floyds, Brash, Stoudt’s and more. You can watch the full episode now, and find previous Metal Mondays on the Six Most Metal Breweries’ YouTube channel. The post Watch: The Six Most Metal … Continue reading

Former TOURNIQUET Vocalist LUKE EASTER Returns With New Solo Project

Luke Easter, TOURNIQUET‘s vocalist from 1993 to 2015, recently completed a successful Indiegogo campaign to finance the release of his new solo project. The campaign closed at 117% of its goal, and Easter recently announced via social media that the CD was complete, and that all backer perks had been shipped. Easter‘s new release, “The Pop Disaster”, marks a departure from the progressive tinged metal he had come to be known for from his long tenure as TOURNIQUET‘s vocalist, instead taking more of a hard rock/power pop approach. “I’ve always been a pop/rock guy,” says Luke. “I know I was … Continue reading

VIXEN's 'Live Fire' Due In July

Classic ’80s rock veterans VIXEN will release “Live Fire” on July 6 via Rat Pak Records. Mixed by Michael Wagener, “Live Fire” features 12 live tracks and was recorded at Chicago’s legendary Arcada Theater during the group’s successful 2017 tour. In addition to the classic VIXEN songs, the effort also includes a newly recorded studio version of “You Ought to Know By Now”, an all-new studio acoustic version of the hit song “Edge Of A Broken Heart” and a live version of a previously unreleased track called “Big Brother”. Regarding “You Ought to Know by Now”, vocalist Janet Gardner says: … Continue reading

Interview with Era Capricorn

Hi! Tell me about your band and what kind of previous experience do you have as musicians? Hi Musicworld, thanks for doing this interview with us. We are Era Capricorn, a 2-piece-band from Essen / Germany. We play very atmospheric and melodic instrumental metal. We consist of Marina, our piano and synth player and me, Alex, the guitar and bass player. Marina additionally did graphic stuff like designing our logo and our very own font, while I did the composing and mixing work. We both have no prior experience with having a band or making music. Why did you pick … Continue reading

Laugh Tracks: Curtis Cook

This week we welcome Curtis Cook, a Los Angeles standup comedian and writer for The Jim Jeffries Show. He’s been seen on Portlandia, Viceland’s Flophouse, and Comedy Central as well as venues and festivals throughout the country; including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Clusterfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition. A fan of hardcore music, Curtis agreed to take a listen to some of my personal favorite Metal/Hardcore songs and give an honest review of them: MarutaSong: “Pray for the Nihilanth”Album: In NarcosisGene’s Take: Ugh, that intro is just so heavy. I’m always a sucker for chuggy guitar riffs with blast beats … Continue reading

GOOD CHARLOTTE Signs Worldwide Partnership With BMG For New Album

BMG has announce it has entered into a worldwide partnership with GOOD CHARLOTTE and the band’s MDDN label to release the group’s new studio album later this year. GOOD CHARLOTTE has cemented its legacy as one of the most popular and influential rock bands of modern time. With Top 10-charting albums “The Young And The Hopeless”, “The Chronicles Of Life And Death” and “Good Morning Revival” and hit singles “The Anthem”, “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous” and “I Just Wanna Live”, the massively popular quintet has sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. The group’s as-yet-untitled forthcoming album follows … Continue reading

GRUESOME: 'Fatal Illusions' Video Released

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song “Fatal Illusions”. The track is taken from the band’s second album, “Twisted Prayers”, which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. Commented GRUESOME guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey: “‘Fatal Illusions’ is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus and myself musically and it was a lot of fun to arrange everyone’s riffs while we put the song together. “One of the coolest things about this new record for me personally is that the writing has become more and more of a team effort, … Continue reading