Hellbilly gravediggers Grim Reaper Ride are back with a new official video for the track “One For Hole”.


The song is taken from the Hellbilly Back to Underground album out via Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group.


Watch “One For Hole” below:


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FULL TILT FESTIVAL Announced For Adelaide


Adelaide, we hope you’re ready to go Full Tilt!


That’s right, Australia’s most exciting new Alternative music festival is thrilled to announce it will be heading your way!


Following the incredible response to the sold-out Melbourne edition and over 87% of tickets sold for the Brisbane edition, we can’t wait to bring this epic line up to Adelaide Showground on July 17.

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LANDMVRKS Drop Single With Album To Follow


Marseille, France based metalcore stars Landmvrks are back with a vengeance.


After successfully building their reputation through asserting their own style on their masterpiece Fantasy (2018), the band returned in 2020 both fresher and heavier than before with their singles “Rainfall”, “Lost In A Wave” and “Paralyzed”.


They have launched pre-orders for their upcoming third album Lost In The Waves, their heaviest and most organic album to date with an uncompromising, distinctive style.

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Welcome to the Australian Artist Digi-Mag which again showcases the vast array of talent we have in this country.


This week we interview The Stranger, Electric Universe and Squirty, with new music from The Datsuns, Repriever, Sordid Ordeal, Alienist and Riff Raiders.


There’s heaps on the news front with all the latest from Karnivool, Osaka Punch, PistonFist, Lagerstein, The Faction, Wolf & Cub, Amity Affliction and Northlane plus we have four single premieres from The Stranger, Dental Plan, Electric Universe and Krave.

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No Corporate Beer Reviews: Oro Negro

Beer: Oro Negro
Brewery: Jackie O’s Brewery (Athens, OH)
Style: Stout- Imperial/Double
10% ABV / 65 IBU

Here’s an interesting alternative for bittering: Walnuts. Specifically, black walnuts, which are considerably more bitter than the regular variety of walnut. This is not to say that Jackie O’s Oro Negro and its sister beer Oil of Aphrodite are deriving all of their bitterness from the locally-sourced black walnuts added to the brewing process, but it definitely plays a part. The bitterness you experience here really tastes like black walnuts were added to the wort with their skins – the most bitter part – left on.

In terms of gravity and color and mouthfeel, Oro Negro is functionally the same as Oil of Aprhodite. The latter is the base, an imperial stout brewed with walnuts. Oro Negro is a slightly tweaked version of this magic elixir, conditioned on cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and habanero peppers. Interestingly enough, both of these beers come in barrel-aged versions, which is a common hack winemakers use to augment tannins from the grape skins. But tannins are naturally found in walnuts too, which is why a beer like Oro Negro can have both a bracing bitterness and the palette “drying” affect of tannin-heavy wines.

You know how in every episode of Anthony Bourdain’s travel show there’s a shot of him sampling something and saying, “Oh man, that’s good”? That’s how I feel about Oro Negro. The imperial stout base hits the sweet spot in the 10-11% ABV range of drinkability without the medicinal aftertaste that high-octane Russian imperial stouts sometimes sport. And you can discern every discreet element of the spice additions in Oro Negro. The Mexican hot chocolate-style combination of habaneros and cinnamon is particularly fantastic. When it comes to balancing the scales of justice between “sweet” and “heat,” Jackie O’s nailed it.

For more info, check out Jackie O’s Brewery here.

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Five For Friday: February 26, 2021

Decibel readers, I greet you.

It’s time to dive into this week’s supply dump of new metal releases and see what’s worth hauling back to base. If you like grimy death metal, straightforward black metal, some extreme power metal, and a touch of more sleek gothic metal, you’ll find enough riffs to get you through the next week.


Forhist – Forhist

Vindsval goes back to basics, and it feels so good. You may know him from the legendary Blut Aus Nord, an entity known equally for the atmospheric majesty of the Memoria Vetusta albums and dissonant emanations like The Work Which Transforms God. On this album, he keeps it simple, crafting a mesmerizing homage to second-wave Norwegian-style black metal. Nothing needs to be reinvented here, just revived again in the artist’s unique voice, transporting the listener to that glorious realm once again — where cold winds blow.

Stream: Apple Music

Forhist by FORHIST

Moonspell – Hermitage

Our resident hate-beaking African Grey had some choice words for this one: “This is your standard “Euro metal” fare. Gothy, moody openings, “epic” chorus, SUPER slick production and has all of the teeth of a newborn.” Still, this style certainly has its devotees and plenty of virtues if you’re in the right mood and setting for it. And if the band can keep it catchy enough, as Moonspell does here, there’s reason enough to hit the “replay” button.

Stream: Apple Music

Hermitage by Moonspell

Sadistic Drive – Anthropophagy

Not for the faint of heart, the weak of stomach, the sensitive of eye, the ticklish of the nose, and every other sense or impulse you can think of. This is raw, gross death metal in all it’s scorching riff-driven glory. It’s the type of music you play to upset someone at inappropriate moments, like a wine tasting or a child’s birthday party. Though if the kid’s fun, they might respond to titles like “Acid Vomit” and say “COOL!”

Stream: Apple Music

Anthropophagy by Sadistic Drive

Significant Point – Into the Storm

Hit play, and you’ll get the point: METAAAAAAAALLL!!!!!

Stream: Apple Music

Significant Point – Into the Storm by Dying Victims Productions

Summoning the Lich – United in Chaos

There’s something comforting about the artwork here, as it reminds me of friend’s rooms in highschool filled with blacklight posters. And the music is pretty comforting as well, like if The Black Dahlia Murder went in a more consistently tech-death direction and had Randy Blythe perform the lower-range growls while Trevor held down the higher screaming front. I don’t point this out to accuse the band of aping anyone, I mention these things as a compliment. This is a fun and infectious death metal album, and these dudes should be proud!

Stream: Apple Music

United in Chaos by Summoning The Lich

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Earth Crisis To Release “Smash or Be Smashed” Via the Decibel Flexi Series

Hardcore heroes and Decibel Hall of Fame inductees Earth Crisis have held nothing back since their return to the scene in 2007. It is with great pleasure and righteous fury that we announce a brand-new recording of “Smash or Be Smashed!” Originally included on a 1998 live LP, but never properly recorded in a studio, this exclusive rager from the Syracuse quintet is now available via the Decibel Flexi Series. Be sure to sign up for a deluxe Decibel subscription now, because while their commitment to a vegan straight edge lifestyle will be forever true, this offer expires on Monday, March 1 at noon EST. A firestorm is coming, so don’t be left out!

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California punks The Authorities (Die Laughing Records) are back with their first new material with their new line up and its as gloriously old school punk as you can get.


Ever meet someone and experience that intense, electrical attraction? Of course you have! Sometimes you just dig the way they talk to you right from the start. That’s where “Talk to Me” is coming from.

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THE STRANGER Drop New Single


Brisbane-based progressive metal sensations The Stranger have released their incredibly dynamic new single “Kaleidoscope” via Octane Records and Wild Thing Records.


As vibrant and immersive as its name suggests, the title track of these progressive metal juggernauts’ upcoming sophomore album provides a stunning and satisfying conclusion to this ambitious anthology. Poignant, reflective acoustic passages give way to powerful, personal proclamations of raw honesty and vulnerability in a sonic odyssey that deeply moves the listener.

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DEADLIGHTS Release Single


Brisbane-based post-hardcore quartet Deadlights have just returned with their potent new single “Born of a Lie” and announced their forthcoming sophomore record The Uncanny Valley.


Opening with distorted guitar riffs, discordant harmonics and the feverish vocals of frontman Dylan Davidson, “Born of a Lie” launches into the stratosphere with utter abandon as frenetic drums set the stage for the songs engrossing lyrics.

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