TRIVIUM Frontman On Finding New Drummer ALEX BENT: 'I'm So Thankful That The Stars Finally Aligned'

In a newly shared interview by the That’s Not Metal Podcast, TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy speaks candidly about the band’s career to date, growing up in public, the pressures to deliver on their early ambition, and the choices they have made in their varied back catalog that has led to new album “The Sin And The Sentence”. “We’ve always liked to test the boundaries of what we can do as a band and as TRIVIUM,” Heafy said (hear audio below). “[While making ‘The Sin And The Sentence’], we said to ourselves, ‘This has to be the greatest record we’ve ever … Continue reading

British Actor DOUGLAS BOOTH In Negotiations To Play NIKKI SIXX In MÖTLEY CRÜE's Biopic 'The Dirt'

According to Deadline, British actor Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx in MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s long-awaited film adaptation of the group’s biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”. The film adaptation of “The Dirt” is being helmed by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine and is being produced by LBI Entertainment‘s Julie Yorn and Rick Yorn, along with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, who wrote the script. Netflix will distribute the project, which was previously at Focus and before that at Paramount. Booth appears in “Loving Vincent”, the new animated film by … Continue reading

Watch: Rich Davis – ‘Big Bad Wolf’

Rich Davis, a founding member of both Mystic Force and Shift, has been rocking out on his own for a while, writing, recording and producing music and videos for his solo project over the last four years. Earlier this week, Davis released his video for “Big Bad Wolf,” which combines Davis’ modern metal sound with horror on the video end. “This song is a dedication to the true ‘Big Bad Wolf,’ Davis tells Decibel. “Women. Who was I fooling thinking it was me…” You can find more of Rich Davis’ music and videos on Youtube. The post Watch: Rich Davis – ‘Big … Continue reading

10 Great Songs About Eating

Every holiday season has its own hallmarks, the things that you identify with the time to make it complete and recognizable. Valentine’s Day has its ill-advised first dates, Saint Patrick’s day has its ill-advised consumption of Irish Carbombs, Christmas has its ill-advised decision to ever voluntarily listen to Christmas music. Others, like Halloween, are just awesome. It’s definitely the most “metal” holiday of the year, depending on your taste in costumes and movies. But what about Thanksgiving? Debates about its historical origins aside, it’s mostly about eating ill-advised amounts of great food. You might think there’s nothing very “metal” about … Continue reading

GENE SIMMONS Weighs In On HARVEY WEINSTEIN Scandal: 'Right Now What's Happening Is A Revolution'

Gene Simmons has commended women for finally opening up about their experiences with sexual harassment/assault in the wake of allegations of misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since the Weinstein story broke, about one in five Americans said they had seen their friends or family post stories about sexual harassment on social media, according to a CNN poll. Using the hashtag #MeToo, they told their stories. It soon became clear just how common this sort of thing is. The KISS bassist/vocalist, who once claimed to have bedded nearly 5,000 women during his lifetime, was asked in an interview with SiriusXM … Continue reading

Tribulation Release New Video for “The Lament”

Swedish progressive death metallers/Decibel faves Tribulation have released a brand new music video for “The Lament,” which comes from the band’s Down Below full-length, which is slated for a January 26 release through Century Media. “We always plant strange seeds, seeds that when fully grown and ripened have taken their own often unexpected twists and turns,” Tribulation said in a Facebook post. “When working with this video we got to share that process with someone else who is also planting strange seeds. Director and producer Robert Piel approached us and wanted to make a collaboration, which was something that we gladly accepted after … Continue reading

NRT Records set release date for Concrete Eden “Left”, album trailer revealed

NRT Records sets January 19th, 2018 as the international release date for Concrete Eden’s debut “Left” (Austrian Metalcore). Album trailer revealed! On their debut album “Left” CONCRETE EDEN brings together the best of hardcore and Nu Metal. The four-men-band with frontman, rapper, singer and shouter Mike Kostner combines Nu Metal with elements of hardcore, creating a sound as if Limp Bizkit, Korn and System Of A Down had merged into one band! Recorded, mixed & mastered from 2015 to 2017 in CeFACTORY Studios in Graz (Austria) Mix & Master: Mike Kostner Lyrics & Concept: Mike Kostner Artwork: Hannes Ressi Line-Up: Hannes Ressi – … Continue reading

Watch VICKY CORNELL, SERJ TANKIAN Honor CHRIS CORNELL At Human Rights Watch Gala

The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch had their most successful fundraising dinner to date, raising more than every year prior. The event, which took place Tuesday night (November 14) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, had an immense amount of celebrities and influential people in attendance, including Eric Esrailian, Serj Tankian, Angela Sarafyan, Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Mike Medavoy, David Foster, Katherine McPhee and Linda Ramone. Tuesday night also introduced the inaugural Promise Award, followed by a very special performance by Ryan Tedder and Drew Brown of ONEREPUBLIC. Inspired by the film and song that powerfully depicted the atrocities committed … Continue reading

New Band Alert: Godthrymm (members of Vallenfyre, My Dying Bride, ex-Solstice) wield apocalyptic doom

We here at Decibel were thrilled to learn of the formation of a new doom band from the UK featuring some of our favorite musicians. The news came from the band’s founder himself, Hamish Glencross, who’s exceedingly English name you may recognize from the liner notes of such records as My Dying Bride’s The Dreadful Hours up to The Manuscript, Solstice’s New Dark Age, as well as Vallenfyre’s entire discography. But when Glencross told us who else is in Godthrymm we knew we had a duty to spread the word of their advent. “Godthrymm is a reconnection of old brothers … Continue reading

IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Didn't Want To Be 'Nasty' To Other People In His Autobiography

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was recently interviewed by Simon Mayo of BBC Radio 2. You can now listen to the chat at this location (starting at around one-hour, eight-minute mark). Asked about his decision to keep his family life — including current and former wives, divorces and children — out of his recently released autobiography, “What Does This Button Do?”, Dickinson said: “Well, first of all, I don’t read that many autobiographies. So one of the things, when they said, ‘You wanna do it?’ I went, ‘Hmmm. Okay, let me have a look. Let me think to the last … Continue reading