Video Premiere: Sollertia – 'Praying at the Chapel Perilous'

Emerging from members of progressive black metal group In The Woods… and gothic/industrial crew Ad Inferna are newly-formed dark metallers Sollertia. The band began to record in the summer and today, Decibel brings you the first music video from their debut, Light.  “Praying at the Chapel Perilous” recalls the epic, progressive tendencies of In The Woods…, with subtle guitar and keyboard melodies leading into larger, grandiose moments. These sounds build a somber atmosphere instrumentally that is solidified and enhanced by vocalist James Fogarty. All instruments on the song and album were recorded by ex-Ad Inferna’s VoA VoXyD.  The accompanying music … Continue reading

KISS, TWISTED SISTER, Ex-BLACK SABBATH Members To Guest On BOB KULICK's Solo Album

Throughout his forty-year music career, Bob Kulick has worked with an astonishing array of artists: from Meat Loaf to MOTÖRHEAD. From KISS to Michael Bolton. W.A.S.P. to Diana Ross as well as legends such as Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and Paul Stanley‘s first solo album and tour. After serving as a sideman and producer for much of his professional career, Kulick has decided that it was time to release a solo album — and he brought along a few of his good friends to support him in the endeavor. “Skeletons In The Closet” will be released in late … Continue reading

STREAMING: Acrimonious "Elder Of The Nashiym"

Greek contributions to black metal have never gone unnoticed. From Necromantia and Rotting Christ to Varathron and Zemial, the Hellenic interpretation of Hell’s music has always been notable. So, when W.T.C. passed us the new Acrimonious, featuring current and ex-members of Thy Darkened Shade, we here at Decibel took notice and followed our instincts. That is to play Acrimonious loud. Inspired, informed, and imbued by old Samael, Sarcofago, old Mayhem, Tormentor, Nifelheim, and Dissection, Acrimonious’ addition to the trumpets of doom, the horns of Hell is none other than incredible. That we’re able to premiere “Elder Of The Nashiym”, Eleven … Continue reading

Crypt Sermon Unveil “De Mysteriis Doom Sathanas” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

OK, that track title is not a typo. If you know anything about Philly trad doom merchants Crypt Sermon, then this re-interpretation of the Mayhem classic shouldn’t be a complete shock, but that doesn’t make this new recording any less stunning.  Hopefully, this will satiate those hungry for the follow-up the Crypt Sermon’s 2015 Decibel Top 40-cracking debut Out of the Garden (the band is currently in writing mode with eyes towards a new full-length LP later this year). If that isn’t enough of you, however, invest in tickets to Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, where Crypt Sermon kick off the … Continue reading

Listen to new track by Ohhms ‘The Magician’

This new track by Ohhms ‘The Magician’ is taken from the band’s new album ‘The Fool’ out 31 March on Holy Roar Records. You can buy ‘The Fool’ here. Speaking about ‘The Magician’, a spokesperson for the band said: We have tackled the subject of GMOs contaminating the food we eat on our debut EP in the song ‘Bad Seeds’, which highlighted corporate greed and the huge amounts of cash that can be saved by cutting corners. I was shocked that the information was out there in the public domain, and yet we just ignore it and continue to eat poisons day … Continue reading

BEHEMOTH Frontman's ME AND THAT MAN Project Performs On Polish TV (Video)

ME AND THAT MAN, which pairs BEHEMOTH founder, songwriter and singer Adam “Nergal” Darski with British/Polish rock musician John Porter, performed its song “Nightride” on a recent episode of Kuba Wojewódzki‘s Król TVN show. You can now watch video footage of their appearance below. ME AND THAT MAN will release its debut album, “Songs Of Love And Death”, on March 24 through Cooking Vinyl. With the release of this side project, the duo puts away any pre-conceived ideas about what heavy music “should” be. The project draws heavily on blues, country and folk to make music as dark as if … Continue reading

SLAYER, GHOST, MACHINE HEAD Featured On 'The Devil's Candy' Soundtrack

On March 17, in tandem with the release of Sean Byrne‘s new heavy-metal-charged horror film “The Devil’s Candy”, J2 Music/INgrooves will release the digital soundtrack companion piece for a film that has already garnered praise from critics, and a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “The Devil’s Candy Motion Picture Soundtrack” will feature performances from an all-star metal lineup that includes such notable bands as SLAYER (pictured), MACHINE HEAD, GHOST and experimental metal legends SUNN O))). The track listing is as follows: 01. SUNN O))) – “Belürol Pusztít” 02. THE WANTON BISHOPS – “Shake” 03. SPIDERBAIT – “Conjunctivitis” 04. PJ HARVEY … Continue reading

ICED EARTH To Release 'Incorruptible' Album In June

ICED EARTH has completed work on its new album, “Incorruptible” (formerly “The Judas Goat”), for a mid-June release. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Great Heathen Army 02. Black Flag 03. Raven Wing 04. The Veil 05. Seven Headed Whore 06. The Relic (Part 1) 07. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) 08. Brothers 09. Defiance 10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) Regarding how “Incorruptible” compares to previous ICED EARTH albums, guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer told Metal Wani: “They’re all kind of their own thing, but I have a very strong gut feeling about … Continue reading

TOMMY STINSON Has 'Nothing Bad To Say' About GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson says that he has “nothing bad to say” about his time with the band. Stinson, who was in GN’R from 1998 until 2014, told Fox News (see video below): “When they asked me to play in the band, I thought the idea of… Axl [Rose, GUNS N’ ROSES lead singer] had the name, he owned it; it was his band. I thought what he was aiming to do to preserve himself and preserve his career and to keep going forward, I thought, was pretty punk rock. And I thought, you know, as ideas … Continue reading

Video: JUAN CROUCIER Performs RATT Classics In San Antonio

RATT bassist Juan Croucier performed the band’s classic songs with his solo band on February 25 at The Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup —Croucier, singer Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DeMartini — will embark on a more proper tour next year after spending most of 2017 making select festival appearances and playing one-off shows. Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini played their first official show as the reunited RATT on February 11 at Treasure Island in Welch, Minnesota. They were joined on … Continue reading