Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2018: Five Bands You Should Watch

Decibel has covered Shadow Woods numerous times since its inception, previewing the fest and chatting with bands playing. The weekend-long festival is unique in that the majority of performances take place outdoors, leading to some incredibly special performances, like Panopticon’s in 2017. Shadow Woods IV goes down September 13-15 in White Hall, MD this year, so Decibel chose five bands that everyone attending should watch. Find more information on the fest and tickets here. Imperial Triumphant (Saturday) Avant-garde black metal weirdos Imperial Triumphant crafted an album that I’ll be trying to wrap my mind around well into next year. A mind-bending fusion of jazz and … Continue reading

The Last Word: Roger Daltrey on Marriage, Hip-Hop and the Who Hit He’s Sick of Singing

The frontman also reveals which deep cut he refuses to even consider playing live and explains why retirement isn’t a priority The Last Word: Roger Daltrey on Marriage, Hip-Hop and the Who Hit He’s Sick of Singing The Last Word: Roger Daltrey on Marriage, Hip-Hop and the Who Hit He’s Sick of Singing rollingstone Continue reading

Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan Destroys Christian Group After Finding Album Cover Used For Creationist Meme

After a Christian Facebook page used Cattle Decapitation’s ‘Monolith of Inhumanity’ album cover for a creationist meme, singer Travis Ryan went on attack mode. Continue reading… Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan Destroys Christian Group After Finding Album Cover Used For Creationist Meme Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan Destroys Christian Group After Finding Album Cover Used For Creationist Meme Loudwire Continue reading

Watch 457 Guitarists Attempt to Break Guinness World Record Playing AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell'

A reported 457 guitarists attempted to set the record for Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble at the Sydney Guitar Festival. Continue reading… Watch 457 Guitarists Attempt to Break Guinness World Record Playing AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Watch 457 Guitarists Attempt to Break Guinness World Record Playing AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Loudwire Continue reading

Interview: Waking the Cadaver Vocalist on Reunion, New Music and Memes

After a five year hiatus, Waking The Cadaver have announced that they are reuniting with original vocalist Don Campan (Hate Diplomacy) and guitarist Mike Mayo (Ground) with bassist Michael Thomas (Ground, Bandit), rhythm guitarist Tim Carey and drummer Matt Crismond (Corpse Hoarder) rounding out the lineup. The band, who were active from 2006 to 2013, recently announced a show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar on November 24 with Dehumanized and Enemy Mind. Decibel sat down with Campan to discuss some of the details around the long-awaited reunion. Why reunite now? Was there any specific reason you chose 2018 to reunite? The … Continue reading