Los Angeles

Track Premiere: Athanasia – ‘Cyclops Lord (My Will Is Done)’

January 23, 2018

Stream a catchy new song from Los Angeles-based melodic metal outfit Athanasia exclusively here.

Full Album Stream: Strife – “Live at the Troubadour”

November 21, 2017

Stream Strife‘s Live at the Troubadour, previously unheard since its recording in 2005, now!

Track Premiere: The Bug Vs. Earth – ‘Don’t Walk These Streets’

March 9, 2017

“‘Don’t Walk These Streets’ was really written as a reaction to feeling absolutely alienated and set adrift in the surreal manifestation of the American Dream that is L.A,” Kevin Martin says. “It’s a smacked out jazz, fuzzed up trip, into a social void, that I wrote after realizing there is zero safety net in the States for anyone that falls off the gravy train. And as a pedestrian walking a lot around the city in my stay during the recording of Concrete Desert, I attempted to conjure the feeling of sheer dread that I felt wandering across the Hollyweird landscape.”

Piece By Piece and Friend Or Foe Premiere Songs From Upcoming Compilation

October 19, 2016

The Extermination series of hardcore compilations has featured a top notch roster of bands in the past. Piece By Piece and Friend or Foe join that roster on The Extermination: Vol. 3. 

Hollywood Babylon: Paul Masvidal’s Life in LA

February 5, 2014

Few people have a professional circle that includes Chris Barnes and Alex Webster, sexy pop starlet Terri Nunn and global film star Jim Carrey. One of them is Decibel Hall Of Fame inductee Paul Masvidal (enshrined with his Cynic bandmates for Focus). When Cynic fell apart in the mid-90s, Masvidal relocated to Los Angeles, where…