Atlanta based heavy rock powerhouse FOZZY has announced their hotly anticipated SAVE THE WORLD TOUR. Launching September 8 at The King Of Clubs in Columbus, OH, the tour will span the US and into Canada, wrapping up October 10 at Elevation in Virginia Beach, VA,
Montreal’s The Occult is a punk-infused rock n’ roll outfit that is now streaming their debut self-titled album. Relentless, catchy, and gritty, The Occult blends all the best parts of grunge, thrash metal, and rock n’ roll into thirteen tracks with a variety of lyrical themes that will get listeners moving. The band started when vocalist/songwriter Eric Savanis penned […]
Hamilton, ON, Canada’s AQUILA return in 2022, after taking a short vow of silence since releasing two EPs in 2020 Valle Mortalitatis (Feb) and Jewel of the Empire’s Crown (July). The band recently unleashed this past June their latest offering entitled The Great Fire, which continues their love affair with historical stories of the Roman Empire. “We write about Roman events […]
Raucous hipster poser thrashers BELUSHI SPEED BALL are now streaming their headlining performance from No Comply 2, a special curated festival that takes place in a skate park. No-Comply is a donation “pay what you want” festival put together by people in their early 20s with no sponsors! It is at the Louisville Downtown Skate […]
In their free time from serving as the reigning and defending crossover thrash champions of the last 21 years, the members of Municipal Waste enjoy writing and playing music with other bands. Just ask drummer Dave Witte, whose resume is second to none and now features Morbikon, a new band with Witte on drums, “Land Phil” Hall (Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse) and Finntroll vocalist Vreth.
Morbikon don’t sound like what you expect based on the lineup, leaning into the trio’s black metal tendencies with a little bit of everything—ripping speed, melodic and catchy and even a little black-thrash. “Universal Funeral” is aided by an excellent, humorous video about a frog that learns its own bravery. The video was written, directed, edited and animated by Land Phil, who learned animation specifically for Morbikon.
“Over the past 17 years I have had the great fortune of playing thrash and death metal all over the world,” Hall says, “And I appreciate every moment of it! It’s no secret that I am a fan of almost every stylistic corner of metal, and there is one dark and evil corner in particular that I wanted to try my hand in. Morbikon was born from my love of the classic bands of the second wave of this style. And also from my newly budding interest in creating animation. It was a very challenging endeavor to write these epic songs and create an equally epic animated video. This first single is my very first foray into both artistic realms. But I really enjoy the end result. I hope that you do too!”
Back in 2014, Finnish funeral sludge project Morbid Evils emerged with their first song. Founded by Keijo Niinimaa, it’s a wildly different beast than Niinimaa’s grinding output with Rotten Sound. During their 8 year tenure, Morbid Evils have displayed influences from old school death metal, crust, and the most misanthropic forms of doom. Five years since the release of Deceases, the band prepares to unleash their third LP. Supernaturals is an impenetrably heavy ode to misery with the band’s most sinister compositions to date. Decibel Magazine is psyched to exclusively share the record ahead of the album’s August 19th release from Transcending Obscurity Records.
Composed of four lengthy tracks spanning forty minutes, Supernaturals is an uncompromising journey through wastelands of the human psyche. An undercurrent of old school death carries “Fearless” to stomping segues between monolithic riffs. Dark psychedelia swirls into the bloodstream of “Anxious.” Like countrymen Hooded Menace, Morbid Evils imbue their sound with splashes of melody (“Tormented”) in the form of eerie and emotive guitar leads from Tuomas Varila. The final track is a churning nightmare of down-tuned death and caustic sludge that shapeshifts tempos across its eleven minute reign of terror. The result is a record that matches the hellish smudges of the album’s cover art by Dawid Figielek. It’s a dense and gnarled album that offers no sanctuary and no reprieve.
Dance in the ashes of this burning world and listen to Supernaturals by Morbid Evils below.
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Formed in 2019 with members from around Brisbane and Sunny Coast, Ocean Shores was built with the mindset of bringing the people what they want: fast riffs, heavy chugs and breakdowns worthy of the mosh. Revisiting the roots of Aussie Metalcore and bringing it to the 2020s with a vengeance. Their debut EP kicks Rona […]
Ohio quartet The Plot In You — Landon Tewers [vocals], Josh Childress [guitar], Ethan Yoder [bass], and Michael Cooper [drums] — will embark on a headline North American tour this fall. The tour kicks off on November 2 in Denver and will run through December 3 in Minneapolis. Support will come from Silent Planet, Avoid, and Cane Hill. All dates are […]
St. Louis, MO black metal duo STORMRULER broke out in 2021 with the avid subterranean support of their debut full-length, Under A Burning Eclipse – subsequently garnering scores of acclaim upon its wide re-release via Napalm Records. The album, which Decibel Magazine called, “one of the best black metal albums of the year”, introduced STORMRULER’s beyond-their-years execution of raw, atmospheric black metal doused […]
ALEXISONFIRE released Otherness, their first full-length album in over 13 years, earlier this summer via Dine Alone Records. Otherness is arguably the band’s most cohesive and self-actualized record to date, featuring impassioned anthems with earnest and deeply heartfelt lyrics, and impeccable vocal and musical performances from the iconic five–piece. Today, the band has shared the […]