DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR 2019 – Lineup Announced





The line-up for the 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour has been announced and will feature co-headliners Cannibal Corpse (on select dates) and Morbid Angel in addition to Necrot, Immolation (on select dates), and Blood Incantation. Dates can be found below.

“We’re really looking forward to our second appearance on the Decibel Tour; they always put together a killer line up and this time is no exception,” says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster. “We’re particularly excited to be hitting the road with our friends Morbid Angel. In fact, this will be the first time we’ve toured together in the USA.”

“Everyone here in the Morbid Angel camp are stoked to do this tour with Cannibal Corpse,” says Morbid Angel’s bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker...

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Elizabeth Short, Jigsaw and Temple Of The Dog





Elizabeth Short, Jigsaw and Temple Of The Dog

By Randy “Rocket” Cody

(part 1 of a 3 part report)

“There’s a reason the unsolved 1947 murder of an unknown
Hollywood wannabe continues to command our violence-glutted,
sensation-seeking, ever-shorter attention span—the artistry of
the hand that skillfully bisected, exsanguinated, and arranged
the two halves of her body, transforming a crime scene into a
surrealist tableau. As attractive as she had been in life,
Elizabeth Short was indeed an exquisite corpse.”

– Kathryn Harrison (author of The Kiss and The Binding Chair)

In the annals of crime there are very few individual murder scenes that are so gruesome and disturbing that even the most hardened homicide expert finds it difficult to stomach… the horrifying 1947 case of one Elizabeth...

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ARCH ENEMY – New Live Video Posted





ARCH ENEMY have released a new video, recapping their November 8th show at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Says the band: “Video recap of the beautiful evening in Buenos Aires, Argentina a few days ago! Now we have three more shows with our friends Kreator in Brazil!

Check out the clip HERE.

Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy...

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EXHUMED – New Guitarist Announced





California gore-metal act EXHUMED have announced the addition of guitarist Sebastian Philips (Noisem) to their line-up, marking the official departure of guitarist Bud Burke.

Band founder Matt Harvey comments: “We’re super psyched to bring Baz into the fold. Anyone that’s seen us since Death Revenge came out can attest that he’s killed it on the last few tours, and we couldn’t ask for a better fit.” On joining the band, Phillips had this to say: “It’s been blast so far and since the first tour I did with Exhumed, it just felt comfortable. I’d been a fan for a long time and getting to know them, I found out that we all come from the same hard rock and nasty fast extreme metal backgrounds, so it just made sense.”

Burke, who performed on the band’s Necrocracy and Death Revenge albums, dep...

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IRON MAIDEN – “Run To The Hills” Live Video Released





IRON MAIDEN have released a live clip of their performance for “Run To The Hills” during their ‘Legacy Of The Beast Tour‘. The clip arrives to promote the band’s forthcoming 2019 touring, which includes this summer North American tour.

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MISERY INDEX – Completes New Album





Maryland death/grind band MISERY INDEX has reportedly completed work on their new studio album. The album was recorded this past summer with Erik Rutan (of Hate Eternal) engineering and producing.

Season of Mist will release the new record in March 2019, with further details to be divulged in the coming weeks.

A death metal band from Baltimore, MD, Misery Index was founded in 2001 by vocalist and bassist Jason Netherton, drummer Kevin Talley (both former members of Dying Fetus), and guitarist Mike Harrison (ex-Pessimist). They announced their arrival that same year with a self-released EP entitled Overthrow and another disgruntled Dying Fetus alum, guitarist Sparky Voyles, would join the group in time for a 2002 split release with Commit Suicide...

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SCORPIONS – Forced To Cancel Australian Concert





According to Australia’s MusicFeeds, German rock legends the SCORPIONS were forced to cancel their November 10th show supporting Def Leppard in Sydney. Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine issued the following statement:

“Dear Australian Fans, believe me I have tried everything to be up on stage tonight in Sydney… I haven‘t said a word in the last 36 hours to rest my pipes, but unfortunately my voice is not back to the power it needs to sing my heart out for you tonight. You deserve nothing less than the best performance and I hope we have a chance to come back to finally ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’. Thank you for all the ‘get well soon’ messages. Thank you, Def Leppard, for your amazing support on this tour. Love Klaus.”

Scorpions were forced to cancel their performance on November 8th ...

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UNEARTH – Streaming New Song





Another new track from the forthcoming UNEARTH album has made its debut online. The song is titled “One With The Sun” and is available for streaming HERE. Unearth’s new album, Extinction(s), is slated to hit streets on November 23.

After an awe-inspiring 15 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, Unearth is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.

Like Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Testament and Anthrax before them, Unearth emerged as part of a burgeoning revolution in heavy music but continued to maintain their relevance and mastery of their craft...

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IRON MAIDEN – 2019 North American Tour Dates





Heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have announced the North American installment of their “Legacy of the Beast Tour.” The summer trek will feature shows in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

“We’re excited to return to North America and share the Legacy of the Beast Tour with all our friends there!,” says vocalist Bruce Dickinson. “We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game the Legacy of the Beast which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs...

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HAKEN – “Vector” Album Unboxing Video Posted





HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, released their fifth studio album, Vector, last month. The album was produced by the band themselves, and recorded & mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend Project), with the artwork once again being handled by Blacklake.

The album is available as limited edition 2CD Digipak (including instrumental versions), gatefold vinyl 2LP + CD, & as digital download. Watch an unboxing video HERE.

“Say hello to your newest musical masturbation fantasy.” This is how Outburn Magazine (USA) chooses to introduce Haken. The UK’s PROG Magazine describes them as “one of the brightest young bands in the progressive sphere right now.”

This London-born sextet are the “prodigiously talented youths that will benefit prog...

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