Death Ray Vision to release third album ‘No Mercy from Electric Eyes’ on June 30

Birthed at the juncture where hardcore and punk meet metal, Death Ray Vision will release its third album, "No Mercy from Electric Eyes," on June 30, 2023, via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order it here. The band also has shared the video for "Behead the King." Watch it below. "'Behead the King' is about the helplessness you... Continue Reading →

‘Swing of the Blade,’ new book by Metal Blade Records founder, due May 9

Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel will release his new book "Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records" on May 9, 2023. "Swing of the Blade" is a follow-up to Slagel's 2017 book, "For the Sake of Heaviness." Featuring a foreword by Slayer's Kerry King, the new book is part-memoir, part-music-business primer and all... Continue Reading →

Cattle Decapitation shares ‘We Eat Our Young’ from upcoming album ‘Terrasite’

Long-running San Diego, California-based deathgrind act Cattle Decapitation has shared "We Eat Our Young," the first single and video from its upcoming 10th studio album, "Terrasite" (May 12, 2023, Metal Blade Records). The new album follows 2019's "Death Atlas." “After a record like 'Death Atlas,' you have to make a turn,” guitarist Josh Elmore said. “Everything... Continue Reading →

Whitechapel to play ‘The Valley’ in full on U.S. tour

Whitechapel will play its 2019 album "The Valley" in its entirety on its spring 2023 U.S. headline tour. The month-long trek will start April 14 in Atlanta, Georgia, and run through May 13, in Nashville, Tennessee. Support will come from Archspire, Signs of the Swarm and labelmate Entheos. "We are excited to announce our first... Continue Reading →

2023 Decibel Magazine Tour to feature Dark Funeral, Cattle Decapitation, more

The longest-running metal tour in North America is back. The Decibel Magazine Tour will return in May 2023 as Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral headlines Decibel's now decade-plus annual trek. Tour support will come from California progressive death/grind act Cattle Decapitation, Ohio death metal band 200 Stab Wounds and Adirondack atmospheric black metal phenom Blackbraid. "North America, we will... Continue Reading →

Cattle Decapitation to release 10th album ‘Terrasite’ on May 12

Long-running San Diego, California, deathgrind outfit Cattle Decapitation will release its 10th studio album, "Terrasite," on May 12, 2023, via Metal Blade Records. The band’s follow-up to 2019’s "Death Atlas" full-length again was produced by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Khemmis, Archspire) with artwork by longtime collaborator Wes Benscoter (Vader, Kreator, Bloodbath, Hypocrisy). Vocalist Travis Ryan said: “We've all... Continue Reading →

Ingested shares video for ‘All I’ve Lost’ featuring Trivium’s Matt Heafy

U.K. death metal band Ingested has released its new album, "Ashes Lie Still," via Metal Blade Records (order here) and has shared a video for "All I've Lost." The song and video feature Matthew K. Heafy of Trivium. "We are very happy to unleash upon you our next single 'All I've Lost,' featuring the mighty Matt... Continue Reading →

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