ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist JOHN 5 Guests On NIKKI SIXX's 'My Favorite Riff' Series (Video)

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 is featured in the latest episode of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx‘s new original video series, “My Favorite Riff With Nikki Sixx”. In the episode, which can be viewed below, John 5 talks about the show “Hee Haw” inspiring him to pick up the guitar and the beauty in simplicity. He dispalys his chicken pickin’, shows off the awesome riffs in some Michael Jackson hits and country riffs in metal songs. He also speaks on his inspirations (“anything out of the norm”) and talks about how he went from wanting … Continue reading

Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Selling Montana Ranch For $5 Million

According to the Los Angeles Times, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has listed his ranch in historic Sula, Montana for sale at $4.95 million. The property, named “Rockin JN Ranch,” has belonged to Newsted for more than a decade. The 545-acre gem is situated amidst an ocean of public lands and large holdings. A custom timber frame home with over 5,800 square feet was completed in 2006 and is perched atop a ridge. Huge panes of glass absorb the 360-degree views. A towering stone Rumsford-style fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and is only one of several. Exquisite … Continue reading

Pestilence Reveal New Album Artwork; “Hadeon” Coming in March

Legendary Dutch death metal legion Pestilence have remained quiet on the new music front since the release of 2013’s Obsideo, but today the band has revealed the artwork for Hadeon, which is slated for a March 2018 release via Hammerheart. The cover art was done by Santiago Jaramillo (Lock Up, Dying Fetus, Inquisition). Futuristic in design, Hadeon‘s art fits with Pestilence’s progressive tendencies. Fans of Pestilence should consider becoming deluxe Decibel subscribers. More on that to come later. The post Pestilence Reveal New Album Artwork; “Hadeon” Coming in March appeared first on Decibel Magazine. Pestilence Reveal New Album Artwork; “Hadeon” Coming in March Pestilence Reveal New Album … Continue reading

Converge Grace the Cover of the December Decibel

In our December issue, hardcore heavyweights Converge make their sixth Decibel cover appearance, discussing the release of their new album The Dusk In Us (out via Epitaph in November). Couple that with an absolutely crushing, 100% exclusive mew track from Canadian noise rockers KEN Mode and missing this issue would be the saddest day indeed. Grab a single copy here or get all six Decibel Converge covers in this discounted bundle while supplies last! The post Converge Grace the Cover of the December Decibel appeared first on Decibel Magazine. Converge Grace the Cover of the December Decibel Converge Grace the Cover of the December Decibel Decibel Continue reading

That Tour Was Awesome: Anathema/At the Gates/Cradle of Filth (1994)

It’s easy to forget that extreme metal hasn’t been around forever; as recently as 1994, it was still quite novel to get a bunch of up-and-coming death and doom bands together on a tour, and sometimes only 50 people went to the gigs, even when it was Anathema, At the Gates and Cradle of Filth. Which is extremely hard to believe, but so it went when the three got together for a German tour in January of ’94 (the actual dates were January 7 to 16, with At the Gates not playing at the last concert and Secret Venom—more details … Continue reading

MICHAEL AMOTT On Not Writing With JEFF LOOMIS: 'He Has A Great Style, But It's Not Really ARCH ENEMY Style'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott was recently interviewed by Greece’s Rock Pages. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On not including guitarist Jeff Loomis in the writing process for new album “Will To Power”: Michael: “I write all the music with Daniel [Erlandsson], our drummer, like I’ve done for many years. I co-wrote one a little bit with my brother as well, Chris. Like the ballad, ‘Reason To Believe’, came out of a jam with my brother. Jeff has a great style, but it’s not really ARCH ENEMY style. He’s got a … Continue reading

COREY TAYLOR Says He's 'A Little Bit Liberal' And 'A Little Bit Conservative'

Lunchbox and Promo Brady of the Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station KMOD recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR front man Corey Taylor for the “DOMKcast” podcast. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On Taylor‘s latest book, “America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside ‘The Greatest Country In The World’”: Corey: “It’s me kind of staying right in the middle, telling either side to figure it out. I’m tired of listening to it… it’s so stupid. Nobody’s listening to each other. Everybody’s just screaming at each other. Nobody’s making any sense. Nobody knows … Continue reading

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer is 'Pretty Excited' About Deluxe Version Of 'The Stage'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows spoke to Meltdown of the WRIF radio station about the December 15 release of the deluxe version of the band’s critically acclaimed album “The Stage” (Capitol). This new edition features seven additional studio songs plus four previously unreleased live tracks recorded during the band’s recent shows at The O2 arena in London. Among the seven bonus cuts is the band’s stunning cover of the PINK FLOYD classic “Wish You Were Here”, which was released last two weeks ago. “We recorded all these songs a year ago, but I’ve gotta say releasing it right now just … Continue reading


In early 2018, Brazilian/American thrash metal legends SEPULTURA will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of their highly acclaimed album “Machine Messiah”. Be prepared for a full ninety minutes of pure SEPULTURA, with a setlist featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics. After an extremely successful tour with KREATOR and a raft of festival shows in 2017, SEPULTURA will return to Europe with their most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters OBSCURA are confirmed as direct support, followed by U.S.-based death/black metallers GOATWHORE and New Jersey’s finest deathcore outfit FIT … Continue reading