VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN: How I Ended Up Writing Liner Notes To Reissue Of DEATH's 'Spiritual Healing'

In a recent interview with Ireland’s Overdrive, VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen was asked how he ended up writing the liner notes to the Relapse Records reissue of “Spiritual Healing”, the legendary third album from death metal pioneers DEATH. “I’ve got to tell you, that’s something that I’m just so proud of,” Michael said. “I’m a huge DEATH fan and Chuck Schuldiner was ‘the man’ and DEATH was ‘the band.’ ‘Spiritual Healing’ is one of my all-time favorite albums, no question! “The story of how this happened is kind of strange, to say the least,” he continued. “Many years ago, I … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Jungle Rot – “Jungle Rot”

Since the early ’90s, death metal outfit Jungle Rot have released a steady stream of albums, plus an EP and a Decibel flexi. Three years after 2015’s Order Shall Prevail comes a self-titled effort, which drops this Friday on Victory Records. Jungle Rot sees the band double down on their groovy style of death metal, continuing with the sound set on previous records. The album starts with a war-themed video for “Send Forth Oblivion,” which Decibel spoke to guitarist/vocalist Dave Matrise about. “The video for ‘Send Forth Oblivion’ is a sequel from our last video ‘The Unstoppable’ taking from where that left off. We came up with … Continue reading

JOEY JORDISON On Possibility Of MURDERDOLLS Reunion: 'Never Say Never'

Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison says that he is open to to the possibility of a reunion of the MURDERDOLLS. Two months after he spent Memorial Day weekend hanging out with his onetime MURDERDOLLS bandmate Wednesday 13, Joey told the “Talk Toomey” podcast that he isn’t opposed to the idea of the two musicians collaborating on new music. “It’s cool that I’ve been talking to Wednesday recently, but I can’t disclose anything [about a possible reunion],” he said (hear audio below). “Never say never, man — I mean, that’s life. It’s kind of funny, ’cause we have a bunch of … Continue reading

NORDIC UNION Feat. PRETTY MAIDS Vocalist, ECLIPSE Guitarist: Second Album Due In November

The Danish/Swedish group NORDIC UNION — which features PRETTY MAIDS vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist/songwriter/producer Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, W.E.T., AMMUNITION) — will release its sophomore album, “Second Coming”, via Frontiers Music Srl on Nov. 9. The album’s cover artwork can be seen below. NORDIC UNION released its acclaimed self-titled debut album – which also featured Martensson’s ECLIPSE and AMMUNITION bandmate Magnus Ulfstedt on drums — in January of 2016. Much like W.E.T., which saw Martensson join forces with vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TALISMAN) and keyboardist/guitarist Robert Säll (WORK OF ART), the musical collaboration between Martensson and Atkins … Continue reading

Retrospective: One Eyed God Prophecy’s “One Eyed God Prophecy”

This is unofficially part three in a trilogy of Retrospective pieces that started with German metallic hardcore killers Acme‘s …To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist record, which then took us to Union of Uranus‘ Disaster by Design double 7”. The logical third and final stop (after some wistful daydreams of His Hero Is Gone and Tragedy) is back in Canada, to a band that, legend has it, once jokingly billed themselves as being ex-Union of Uranus to get people out to their gigs. But no hard feelings: that band’s Yannick Lorrain put out One Eyed God Prophecy‘s only record, … Continue reading

GREAT WHITE Performs With New Singer MITCH MALLOY For First Time (Video)

Mitch Malloy made his live debut as the new singer for GREAT WHITE on July 14 at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel in Rochester, Washington. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of Rolf Vellek). Malloy joined GREAT WHITE as the replacement for Terry Ilous, who was fired from the band earlier in the month. Malloy, a celebrated songwriter and artist now based in Nashville, takes the reins as the third official lead vocalist in GREAT WHITE‘s 36-year history. “Mitch is an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer,” GREAT WHITE lead guitarist Mark Kendall said. … Continue reading