MASS SKY RAID Drop Anthemic New Single

Gold Coast alt rockers Mass Sky Raid have just dropped their anthemic new single Miracle, the final offering from their sophomore album Calm In Chaos due for release on Friday June 3, 2022.  There is nothing more riveting than experiencing a methodically constructed soundscape oozing with passion and authenticity. That is exactly what you can expect from this […]


Track Premiere: Sergeant Thunderhoof – “Devil’s Daughter”

You apparently don’t need to live anywhere close to an actual desert to get that heavy, heavy desert rock sound that Kyuss pioneered more than three decades ago. Sergeant Thunderhoof are a UK quartet—Daniel Flitcroft (vocals), Mark Sayer (guitar), Jim Camp (bass), Darren Ashman (drums)—from Bath, England, which is about 100 miles from London, and thousands of miles from the nearest desert. Nonetheless, they have the drop-tuned riffs, laconic grooves and steady lope of SoCal’s finest purveyors of that buzzing, fuzzed-out sound on their latest track, “Devil’s Daughter.”

The track is taken from Sergeant Thunderhoof’s fourth full-length—the band was formed in 2013—called This Sceptred Veil which is due for release June 3, on Pale Wizard Records. It was recorded with Josh Gallop (Phoxjaw) at Stage 2 Studios in Bath and mastered by fellow stoner rock traveler Tony Reed of Mos Generator, at his home studio in Port Orchard, Washington.  It will be available on all major digital platforms, CD and two double-album vinyl versions. You can preorder it here.

Here’s what vocalist Daniel Flitcroft had to say about the track:

“The lyrics on this song are a little angsty, sarcastic even at times, which is a little unusual for me. It’s a hard rocker with a familiar ’Hoof swagger. We try not to take ourselves too seriously and this one retains much of the sound which has characterized our music over the years. I think our drummer Darren really shines on this song and it was one which was written entirely together as a unit in a rehearsal room.”

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Full Album Premeire: Magnatar – ‘Crushed’

The new Magnatar record, Crushed, is out June 3 via Seeing Red Records, and you get the first taste of the doomy goodness right here with us.

Assembled in the mountainous state of New Hampshire, the band bring about a sound rife with hellish, off-metered dissonance and drone, introspective ambient passages, and a vocal style that transitions between harsh and hypnotic. After an EP release in 2017 and an extended single release in 2018, their debut album, Crushed, brings a new ferocity to their discography.

Crushed began as a concept album, but soon transformed into to a much more personal reflection as time went on,” says guitarist, vocalist, and synth player Eric Sauter. “The album is a chronological passage of a relationship I was in that started as a loving partnership but slowly turned into me being the victim of domestic violence for a little over a year. These combined pieces of music stand to testify to the series of emotions felt while being the brunt of such a horrific experience. It serves as a glimpse into experiencing the true darkness and pure evil that can reside inside of someone, as well as the self destructive nature we hold within ourselves.”
Crushed by Magnatar
Pre-order the album here. 

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Set Times Announced for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2022!

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly kicks off NEXT WEEK, which means it’s time to finalize travel plans and get your tickets if you haven’t already. To aid in your planning, Friday and Saturday set times are now available.

The Silver will kick things off on Saturday at 4:30 pm, with doors opening and pours from breweries becoming available at 4:00 pm. On Sunday, doors will again open at 4:00 pm and Deathevokation will take the stage (for the first time in over a decade) at 4:30 pm.

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Candlemass (performing Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in its entirety)
Wolves in the Throne Room (performing Two Hunters in its entirety)
Soul Glo
Craven Idol
The Silver

Cannibal Corpse
Nuclear Assault (performing Game Over in its entirety)
The Red Chord (performing Clients in its entirety)
Full of Hell
All Else Failed

“Just Metal” Ticket (21+)

Admittance to the day’s event, but as the name suggests, you just get to see the show—no beer samples (You can still buy select beers a la carte if you’re 21+).

“Metal & Beer” Ticket (21+)

Admittance to the day’s event plus unlimited* sampling from our diverse lineup of national breweries presented by Broken Goblet Brewing. Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2022 sampling cups provided. Limited to 650 tickets per day*Please note: In extremely extreme cases, certain high-ABV pours will be ticketed, with attendees receiving a limited number of tickets available to redeem for each offering.

We’ve also got your heavy metal pre-game covered with the official Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer PRE-FEST! On Thursday, June 9 at the Foundry (located directly upstairs at the Fillmore), doom sludge titans Primitive Man headline a special evening with support from progressive death metal heroes Horrendous, death/doom demolitionists Mortiferum, grindcrushers Jarhead Fertilizer and black/death blasphemers Berator!

Pre-fest tickets are just $20 in advance and are on sale now!

NOTE: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly tickets.

Hails and ales to our partners!
Metal Blade Records
Broken Goblet Brewing
MNRK Heavy
Relapse Records
Nefarious Industries
Napalm Records
Brimming Horn Meadery
Pull the Plug Patches
Wake Brewing
Translation Loss Records
Gimme Metal
Widowmaker Brewing
Bone Up Brewing
Sabbath Brewing
Dark Descent Records
Victory Brewing Company

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Blast Worship: Suffering Mind

Where they from?
Lublin, Poland. Normally I’d make a joke here about how my Mom is a Polish immigrant and has basically tortured me my whole life with it (love you, Mom!) but I just want to say how proud I am of the Polish people for handling the flood of refugees from Ukraine the way they have. There’s a lot of shitty stuff going on in the world right now but seeing the love and support they have shown to total strangers has rekindled my faith in humanity.

Why the hype?
Of all the Polish grind bands that I’ve enjoyed over the years (Antigama, Nyia, Squash Bowels, Dead Infection, that other one), Suffering Mind always held a special place in my heart. It’s just no-fucking-around, straight-to-the-gut grind that doesn’t sacrifice brutality for anything. Think of Canada’s Six Brew Bantha but with less ADHD in the songwriting department and an absolutely eviscerating guitar tone. Seriously, it’s like spitting frog venom into your earlobe in a way that only eastern European bands know how to. Crust, grind, Polska, forever.

Latest Release?
Lifeless out on 625 Thrashcore and Psycho Control Records. As much as I like the first half of this record, the second half kind of weirds me out being that it’s some strange amalgamation of spacey samples and straight-up noise. Maybe I’m just not a noise guy, but I will assure you that the first half does, in fact, fuck. Just purebred blistering Polish hategrind straight into my veins. Yes, Daddy.


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DEAD CITY RUINS Release New Track

Following their much acclaimed, third album Never Say Die (2018), Melbourne-based hard rock act DEAD CITY RUINS has announced the first hotly anticipated details about their forthcoming record. Shockwave will be released on August 19, 2022 with AFM Records. Today, the band has shared a music video for second single, Speed Machine.  Following the previously-released high voltage appetizer Preacher, which […]


BLACK VOID Unleash Album & Single

Norwegian nihilists BLACK VOID have unleashed their new record Antithesis – a bold debut filled with nihilistic aggression and desperation – it is furious and unrepentant in attitude. It builds on the philosophical works of Friedrich Nietzsche while leaning on punk rock and black metal. Nihilistic, filthy, violent and raw. Get Antithesis in the format of your choice here: Local […]


BAD MOON BORN Release Cover

Sydney alt-rockers Bad Moon Born are back with a high energy rendition of NSYNC’s 2000 smash hit, It’s Gonna Be Me. This will be the band’s first cover since their 2020 release of Bad Guy (Billie Eilish), which has currently amassed over 100,000 Spotify streams. True to their signature sound, this rendition is brimming with high octane riffage, exhilarating solos, […]



It is with immense sadness that we must let you all know that Vanishing Point’s upcoming shows this week in Canberra and Sydney must be cancelled due to all but one member of the VP travel party contracting covid-19 over the weekend, which knocks them out of their ability to commit to these two shows.  Unfortunately due to scheduling […]



Bullet For My Valentine will release a deluxe version of their current, self-titled album on August 5 via Spinefarm/Search and Destroy. This extended release features four brand-new tracks, plus Stitches, a song previously only available as a Japanese exclusive. Watch the video below.. The vinyl arrives on November 11, featuring five additional tracks. The band’s self-titled album — their seventh — finds them at […]