At the Gates Complete New Album, Announce Title & Release Date

Legendary Swedish death metal outfit At the Gates have completed work on their latest album, which they have announced will be called To Drink From the Night Itself. The album was recorded by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) in the U.K. and will be released on May 18 via Century Media. “We have wrapped up the recordings of the new record, and we are super psyched!” frontman Tomas Lindberg said. “It has been a smooth process, and very creatively fullfilling. All people that we have worked with on this project have stepped up to our vision of the final product, and we are … Continue reading

MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

“Resurrection”, the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker‘s MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along with contributions from three original MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singers — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley — plus Doogie White, who plays with Michael in MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK. Also appearing on the album are musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna … Continue reading

GUNS N' ROSES: Video Recap Of Fall 2017 North American Leg Of 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour

A video recap of the fall 2017 North American leg of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Not In This Lifetime” tour can be seen below. According to Billboard, “Not In This Lifetime” now ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time, based on Billboard‘s Boxscore archives. The trek, which launched in April 2016, topped the $475 million mark in gross sales with the final show of the band’s 2017 touring schedule on November 29 in Los Angeles. “Not In This Lifetime” has surpassed Roger Waters‘s “The Wall Live” tour that earned $459 million from 2010 through 2013. U2 tops up the … Continue reading

MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Doesn't Miss Any Of His Former Bandmates

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn was recently interviewed by Barbara Caserta of Italy’s LineaRock. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if there is one former MACHINE HEAD bandmate that he misses the most as a partner and collaborator, Flynn responded: “I don’t miss anybody, just like you don’t wanna be with your ex-husband [laughs] or your ex-boyfriend. “People ask me this question all the time. I do these YouTube Live [question-and-answer sessions], I do a Facebook Live every Tuesday, every Friday; it’s a great way to interact with the fans, and I always answer fan questions. Every time … Continue reading

ACE FREHLEY To Perform On This Year's 'Kiss Kruise'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been added to the list of performers who will appear on The KISS Kruise VIII. The cruise is set to sail on Halloween (October 31) on Norwegian Jade leaving out of Miami, Florida. Also scheduled to play on the ship this year are KISS, former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick and his brother Bob, who previously performed on last year’s Kiss Kruise. Frehley and KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons performed together onstage for the first time in over 16 years last September at The Children Matter benefit concert to support the … Continue reading

Midnight, Powermad, Necrot and Coffin Dust Announced for Decibel Metal & Beer PRE-FEST

So, you’re coming to Philly for the weekend of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest but are looking for something to do on Friday night before the main event begins on Saturday? Don’t worry, we’ve got your metal pre-game covered with the official Decibel Metal and Beer PRE-FEST! On Friday, March 30 at the Foundry (located upstairs at the Fillmore), black thrash miscreants Midnight headline a special evening with support from Midwest thrash battalion Powermad, California death crew Necrot and local death/thrash/crossover killers Coffin Dust. Pre-fest tickets are just $15 in advance! Note: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase … Continue reading

Track Premiere: The Atlas Moth – ‘Galactic Brain’

Psychedelic. Sludgy. Melodic. All words you could use to describe “Galactic Brain,” the new song from Chicago experimental metal outfit The Atlas Moth. The new song, which is streaming below exclusively through Decibel, still contains the psychedelic, sludgy dissonance of 2014’s The Old Believer, but it also contains a more upbeat, rock feel to it. “This song is very much a call to action for anyone out there that feels like deep down there is a bigger reason that we are all here together, in this moment,” guitarist/vocalist David Kush says. “You may think that the world as it stands is chaotic and full of … Continue reading

KAMELOT Bassist's SAULT: Playthrough Video For New Song 'Guilt'

Rhythm-driven heavy rock band SAULT — featuring members of internationally acclaimed power metal group KAMELOT and groove metal outfit ARCANIUM, and guest appearances by members of KING DIAMOND, ONE EYED DOLL and more — will release its debut full-length album, “Seeds Of Power”, on March 2. Pre-orders are now available via www.saultband.com/shop. The official playthrough video for the song “Guilt” can be seen below. The clip, which was shot at Tampa’s LaLa Studio a few weeks ago with Angel Vivaldi, features guest drummer Casey Grillo, Curtis Jay on guitar and Sean Tibbetts on bass. SAULT originally formed in 2014 as … Continue reading

METALLICA: KIRK HAMMETT Bone Breaker Set Released By EMG Pickups

Kirk Hammett has been ripping up solos for METALLICA for over 30 years. Riffs on “Ride The Lighting”, “Master Of Puppets”, and the “Black Album” are a must-learn for all rock guitarists. For Kirk, his tone starts with EMG pickups. “METALLICA‘s crunch sound is often cleaner than people expect,” says Kirk. “My taste in tone has definitely changed over the years. I don’t like to use as much distortion these days — I prefer my tone to be nice and crisp.” The new Kirk Hammett Bone Breaker set is the result of taking the success of Kirk‘s tone over the … Continue reading