Polling places ran out of “I Voted” stickers so voters made their own

Today marked a very important day in the US: voting day. Which meant that many people went out to the polls to cast their votes for this year’s midterms. As we’ve reported, this election has seen companies offering free pizza and concert tickets to those who vote to Taylor Swift voicing her opinion on people voting. With all these things being pushed in hopes of getting a high voter turnout, it appears that all the hard work paid off. Read more: 23 musicians rocking the vote this election day A new article posted by Buzzfeed has found that as voters went to their assigned voting places, some … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: The Mon – “Doppelleben”

Italian doom trio Ufomammut make some of the most vibrant, recognizable and psychedelic doom out there. It should come as no surprise, then, that Doppelleben, the debut album from Ufomammut bassist/vocalist/keyboardist Urlo under the moniker The Mon, is a far-out exploration into what a heavy psych album can sound like. From the pulsing bass and expansive textures of “Salvator Mundi” to the trippy industrial of “Blut” and the haunted soundscapes on “Soulloop,” The Mon dives deep into a variety of sounds that feel interconnected while also sounding independent of each other. Doppelleben is not a solo Ufomammut record, and those holding that … Continue reading

LARS ULRICH: METALLICA's 'WorldWired' Tour Could Last Through Early 2020

Lars Ulrich has told The Mercury News that METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” tour could last through early 2020. The San Francisco Bay Area metal giants have spent the last two years touring in support of their latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which came out in November 2016. The band has seven U.S. shows booked in late November and early December before taking a break for the holidays and resuming the trek on January 18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With dates already locked in through next summer, Ulrich was asked if he is tired of touring yet. He replied: “We have the luxury, and … Continue reading

This woman celebrated her 106th birthday at Taco Bell

If you think you love Taco Bell more than anyone else, you’re wrong. There’s a bigger fan of the chain, her name is Myrtis Jewel Painter and she’s 106 years old. Before you continue reading, we suggest you grab some tissues, just in case you start crying. Read more: There’s one last band Dave Grohl wants to drum for Painter lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and she turned 106 on Sunday, Nov. 4. And you know where she celebrated it? Precisely, Taco Bell. The report comes from AZ Family, which notes she stepped into the restaurant, where employees and friends greeted her with claps and … Continue reading

Previously Sold-Out Vinyl Pressing of Tad’s ‘8-Way Santa’ Available Now

Way back in 2016, Sub Pop pressed an edition of Seattle grunge crew Tad‘s second album, 8 Way Santa, partially inspired by 8-Way Santa‘s induction into the Decibel Hall of Fame and featuring a fold-out poster with the Hall of Fame story, the record has been long sold out… or so we thought. As we are wont to do here at Decibel HQ, we recently discovered a box of said records. They’re on sale now in the Decibel store, but be warned: all previous Hall of Fame pressings have sold out immediately, so don’t wait. Get yours today.   The post Previously Sold-Out Vinyl Pressing of Tad’s ‘8-Way Santa’ Available Now appeared … Continue reading

MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Teases New Song In Video From Writing Sessions

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine has shared a short video of drummer Dirk Verbeuren working on his parts for a new song, to be included on the band’s 16th studio album. Dave captioned the clip: “The Cheshire Cat is smiling! Enjoy a lil tease. ⁦@Megadeth⁩ ⁦@VerbeurenDirk⁩ #Album16” This past August, Mustaine confirmed to Guitar World magazine that MEGADETH was working on material for the follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” album. “We have been for a few weeks now,” he said. “All the bandmembers are at home writing stuff and putting it in the same spot, keeping all the riffs centralized in one … Continue reading

Polish Thrash Metal Group NECRO Join Sliptrick records

Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week: Necro (PL) Thrash Metal Necro is a thrash metal project created by Piotr Sobaszek who previously has played in bands like Necrophobic, Free man, SOS !, Different World and THD. The first singleTime Is Coming appeared in September 2017 with all instruments and vocals recorded by Piotr in his Small Home Studio. Vocalist Leszek Ganiek (Different World) joined in January 2018 and in that month, they recorded a digipack promo Chwalcie Potęgę Pieniądza (3 songs in Polish). In April 2018, the full-length album Toothless Zombie was released, which contains 12 tracks fully introducing the Necro sound. In June, a new vocalist … Continue reading

Interview with Vst

Hi! Tell me about your band and what kind of previous experience do you have as musicians? The band started from the ashes of Egmont, Mephisto’s past band and Sorgens where Aeon, Sorath and Adesthor used to play. We joined forces to play some devastating death black metal with huge influeces of dimmu borgir, behemoth, dark funeral and so. Why did you pick your band name? How did you form? Why did you decide to play the genre or genres you do? Vst is the perfect name for this ritual, it’s formed by the initials of a Sumerian phrase that … Continue reading

Brendon Urie flies high, literally, for a P!ATD MTV EMA win

Panic! At The Disco just took home the Best Alternative award and frontman Brendon Urie flew through the air, so we’d say it’s been a pretty good night at the MTV European Music Awards. Read more: Panic! At The Disco’s cover from ‘the Greatest Showman’ is finally here Urie performed popular hit “High Hopes” (literally at a sky high level) at the awards ceremony that took place in Bilbao, Spain. Obviously needing to make a big entry, he repelled down from the ceiling, flying through the air. It was a pretty awesome moment—see for yourself below: Fucking amazed by @PanicAtTheDisco … Continue reading

QUEEN Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Far Exceeds Expectations With $50 Million Opening Weekend

According to Variety, 20th Century Fox‘s QUEEN biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is on track to sell an estimated $50 million in tickets at 4,000 theaters in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, and another $72.5 million internationally, far exceeding expectations. That will set the mark for the second-best opening for a music biopic in North America, following 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton” ($60.2 million). The long-gestating movie, starring “Mr. Robot”‘s Rami Malek as QUEEN lead singer Freddie Mercury, has been pegged for closer to $35 million to $40 million in the U.S. and Canada in its opening weekend. “Bohemian Rhapsody” opened with … Continue reading

Attorney for Chris Cornell’s doctor comments on family’s lawsuit

An attorney for Chris Cornell‘s doctor has responded to the Cornell family’s lawsuit over the singer’s death last May. Read more: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 details have finally been revealed The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman died May 17, 2017 at age 52. His death was later confirmed as a suicide by hanging. However, two days later, Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell, began disputing the idea that Cornell took his own life. A full statement was released at the time, and now, Cornell’s family is filing a lawsuit against the doctor who they claim was over-prescribing medication to the singer, which eventually … Continue reading

HALESTORM Members Talk Mental Health Awareness (Video)

Kalle-Rock.de recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger and vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if they think society in general needs to do something in order to prevent an increase in the number of people suffering from mental health problems, Joe said: “Do you think there’s more people [suffering from it] or it’s just [that] being together on the technology side, you hear more about it?” Lzzy chimed in: “I don’t know. I feel like there’s been an increased number of deaths due to depression and all of that too.” Joe continued: … Continue reading

Watch Ariana Grande Talk Anxiety, Perform ‘Sweetener’ Songs on BBC Special

“It feels so silly because I feel like the luckiest, most blessed girl in the world, so I almost feel guilty that I have [anxiety],” singer admits Watch Ariana Grande Talk Anxiety, Perform ‘Sweetener’ Songs on BBC Special Watch Ariana Grande Talk Anxiety, Perform ‘Sweetener’ Songs on BBC Special rollingstone Continue reading

Hollywood Undead unveil three emotional tracks, announce tour

Hollywood Undead have returned with three brand-new songs from an EP titled Psalms. The EP also features two re-releases of “Another Level” and “Gotta Let Go.” Read more: Poppy may be the future of heavy metal with new song “Play Destroy” Last week, Hollywood Undead announced that they would be releasing a new EP in a matter of days. With very little time for preparation, the EP comes as a surprise for many fans. PSALMS | FRIDAY, NOV 2 Pre-save now ????https://t.co/CKREaaAPC8 pic.twitter.com/rCoX20z6Xb — Hollywood Undead (@hollywoodundead) October 29, 2018 “We tackle darker subjects such as life, death and suicide,” Johnny … Continue reading

DREAM THEATER: New Album 'Distance Over Time' To Arrive In February; First Tour Dates Announced

Progressive metal icons DREAM THEATER have set “Distance Over Time” as the title of their fourteenth studio album, due out in February 2019. The album’s cover art and a brief teaser snippet can be seen and heard below. DREAM THEATER will kick off the “Distance Over Time” promotional cycle with a six-week North American tour that launches in San Diego, California on March 20. The tour poster includes the tag line “Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory,” a reference to the group’s acclaimed 1999 concept album “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory”, which the band has not … Continue reading

Video Premiere: The Last of Lucy – ‘Formication’

If you’re one of the progressive death metalheads that hasn’t been able to get enough of acts like Rivers of Nihil and Burial in the Sky this year, then The Last of Lucy are a band you should take note of. If that didn’t already spur you into action, allow me to persuade you. The Southern California-based group released their album Ashvattha last year featuring the song “Formication.” The eighth song on the album, “Formication” is a whirlwind of ridiculous riffs, mind-bending leads and solos and just generally off-the-chain musicianship. Like the aforementioned contemporaries, The Last of Lucy also have a knack for incorporating … Continue reading

TRAGODIA – launched new Lyrics video and album pre-order

Tragodia share their brand new lyric video Master of the Loss! watch at: Grab your copy of the upcoming album Before The Fall here: Preorder iTunes: https://apple.co/2Pu9TI6 Preorder Cd: https://bit.ly/2EUXHw2 Album preview: https://player.believe.fr/v2/3615934781337 Before the Fall will be available on November 23rd via Revalve records. In 1996, the industrialized, Northern Italy-situated city of Brescia was the perfect place for Tragodia to be born and for their music to start being shaped. Years have past since then. Years of truly dedicated musical research. After releasing in 1998 a critical-acclaimed demo-tape, (‘Dramas in splendent realms’), a self-produced mini-CD in 2001 (‘All our miseries’), facing several line-up changes, Tragodia got their first album ‘The Promethean Legacy … Continue reading

Avant-Garde Metallists SIGNS OF HUMAN RACE joins Sliptrick records

Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week: Signs Of Human Race (IT) Progressive Metal | Avant-Garde Metal Signs Of Human Race is a progressive, avant-garde metal band formed in 2017 in Brescia, Italy. After a few line-up changes, the band found its own style at the beginning of 2018, during which time, they also started performing live. Influenced by many bands such as Opeth, Tool, Gojira, Dream Theater, Dir En Grey and Pink Floyd, the band is now getting ready to release their first album, Inner Struggle Of Self-Acceptance. The band’s name expresses and encompasses the topics that the members want to … Continue reading

GLENN DANZIG's Feature Film To Start Shooting This Month

MISFITS and DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig recently signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label Cleopatra Records. Danzig will pen, direct and compose music for the feature film which will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between three individual characters/storylines based on Danzig‘s own popular Verotik comic book characters. Speaking to LA Weekly, Glenn said about the project: “It’s an anthology movie, which is kind of like Boris Karloff in Mario Bava‘s ‘Black Sabbath’. It’s based on three different Verotik comic stories. Kind of like ‘Creepshow’, ‘Tales From … Continue reading

Watch Night Demon’s New Video for “Black Widow”

California heavy metal torchbearers Night Demon dropped a new music video for the song “Black Widow” from their album Darkness Remains yesterday. In the video, a woman—presumably the black widow Night Demon sing about—is a force to be reckoned with, coming across a number of unfortunate souls over the course of the four-minute video. Oh, and the music rules, but you already knew that. Check it out below and grab your copy of Darkness Remains if you don’t have one yet. Night Demon play the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles Pre-Party on November 30 with Armored Saint, Uada and Persekutor at the legendary Troubador. … Continue reading

Danzig says Rob Zombie gave him this filmmaking tip

Glenn Danzig‘s got a horror film in the works, and he tells Revolver in a new interview that he took a sole piece of movie advice from none other than fellow death-rocker-turned-slasher-auteur Rob Zombie. Talk about a meeting of the minds! What movie-making wisdom do you think the White Zombie founder shared with the Danzig frontman? Read more: 10 last-minute costumes pulled from pop culture “Don’t get involved!” laughs Evil Elvis himself when asked what sage splatter-flick guidance Zombie offered the burgeoning director.* For, you see, Danzig’s currently developing a horror anthology picture that’s similar to the original “Black Sabbath … Continue reading

DRAGONFORCE Bassist Would 'Definitely' Choose Death Metal Over Power Metal

French musician Frédéric Leclercq, who plays bass in the British-based power metal band DRAGONFORCE and guitar in the death metal supergroup SINSAENUM, was asked by Austria’s Stormbringer which subgenre of heavy metal he prefers: power metal or death metal. He responded (see video below): “Death metal. I like every kind of metal — I love metal. I like heavy metal, I like thrash metal, I like black metal. Power metal, actually, not so much, but when I discovered the style basically 20 years ago, actually, I liked ANGRA; SYMPHONY X — I don’t know if they’re power metal or more … Continue reading

Track Premiere: New Light Choir – ‘The Grand Architect’

It’s Halloween, which means any song I stream for you ought to be a trick, or a treat — well, New Light Choir is always both. This unclassifiable American duo has been putting out records in relative obscurity for some time, and not quickly either. Their second LP, creatively titled Volume II, was only released in 2014, but their witches brew takes time to cook. Their upcoming third LP, Torchlight is every bit worth the wait. New Light Choir’s music is… delicate. Their balance of progressive playing with an unabashed love for old-school metal rarely survives in the sunlight. Only … Continue reading

One ‘Stranger Things’ villain is coming back for season 3

Stranger Things season 3 is slowly getting closer to being a binge-able reality, but until we can see it, snippets of what to expect during the show’s new season have been slowly pouring in. We recently found out about a few characters that were supposed to die in season one, and today, we found out about what monster is coming back from the Upside Down to terrorize the kids of Hawkins. Read more: These ‘Stranger Things’ characters were supposed to die in season one In a new report from Screen Rant, Netflix and Century Books have partnered up to officially release the … Continue reading