SCOUR Streams Cover of Bathory’s “Massacre”, New EP Incoming

Maryland Deathfest XVII, May 25, 2019

Death grind supergroup SCOUR featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, ex-Cattle Decapitation), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) will finally release their long-anticipated Black EP, the third in a three-part series, next year via Housecore Records. The band has a history of covers at their shows and they are releasing a special Black Friday teaser their cover of Bathory classic, “Massacre.” Revolver is hosting an exclusive fan-filmed video clip of the track, captured at various shows through the years. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Damnation Festival 2019: Live at Leeds University

When Axl Rose waxed romantically about cold November rain in back in 1992, he clearly wasn’t singing about Leeds on a Saturday morning. A cold, depressing day darkened by oppressive black clouds showering their misery relentlessly from above, there is nothing romantic about Leeds city centre. However, above the sound of rain pelting against umbrella canopies, and cars splashing through ankle-high lakes of dirty water, there is hope. Somewhere out there is Damnation Festival. Continue reading

REVIEW: Municipal Waste – Napalm Death – Sick Of It All: Live at Worcester Palladium

We were back at the Worcester Palladium for the massive fall tour co-headline tour of Municipal Waste and Napalm Death, with Sick Of It All and Take Offense as support! The venue had been home to the annual Rock and Shock all weekend, “3 days of Metal and Horror”. The weekend had already seen the likes of Korpiklanni, Eluveitie, Revocation, with locals like Vivisepulture, and Ice Giant (Day 1) and Day 2 was dominated by the folks over at Psychopathic Records with the Insane Clown Posse and all their friends as well, with a few local bands opening on the second stage upstairs. Continue reading

Carcass To Release New Single Next Month “Under The Scalpel Blade”

Legendary British Death Metal band Carcass will release a brand new single next month, on November 4th, 2019. The track ‘Under The Scalpel Blade’ will be heard first by Decibel Magazine subscribers and to get the track, you will need an active deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, November 4 at 12 p.m. EST. The song will be the first new music from the upcoming new Carcass album, their seventh, due out in early 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to their widely loved comeback album, Surgical Steel, which arrived in 2013. The band will perform ‘Under The Scalpel Blade’ live when it headlines the closing night of this year’s Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles 2 at the Observatory. Tickets for the fest on December 13-14. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cloud Rat – Pollinator

Cloud Rat has something to say, and if you’re not willing to lend an ear they’re just going to play louder and faster until they get your attention. No, there are rarely any moments that allow for you to catch your breath on Pollinator (Artoffact Records) so know from the rip that these Michiganders intend to keep your head submerged in gray waters for about thirty minutes. Continue reading

Immortal Bird – Thrive on Neglect

Thirty-seven minutes of dark passion. That’s what we get with the second album, Thrive on Neglect from Chicago troop, Immortal Bird. The production was handled by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Archspire, Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis) at Flatline Audio in Colorado. Immaculately produced, the album sounds great in headphones or full on with speakers.

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Napalm Death Books Summer Tour of Europe

Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are currently working on a new studio album to follow up 2015’s acclaimed Apex Predator – Easy Meat (Century Media) and 2018’s Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs compilation release. The band have just announced their next European tour run for the summer, another tour of Russia in September, as well as a return to North America in October with Municipal Waste and label-mates Sick Of It All. Continue reading