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Decibel Celebrates Postponed American Carnage Tour With Cover
With the American Carnage Tour -- featuring titans Megadeth, Slayer and Testament on one bill that is so metallic that it could crap iron ore, currently postponed -- extreme metal mag Decibel prepared for the tour by studding the cover of their February issue with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Slay…
Testament Determined to Stay the Course for New Album
For nearly every record of their 23-year career, San Francisco thrash band Testament have tried to create songs that were both a departure and a natural progression from their last batch. Sometimes they were more melodic (1989's 'Practice What You Preach'), occasionally they were way …
Testament Plan to Write New Album on American Carnage Tour
Considering that they had played nearly 200 shows to support 2008's 'The Formation of Damnation,' Bay Area thrash veterans Testament were looking forward to getting off the road and back in the studio to record their next disc. In early November, vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarist Eric Peterson, bassis…
Testament Frontman Recalls Best Moments of 2009
For many musicians, 2009 wasn't a banner year. The economy took a nosedive, which affected ticket and merch sales. Plus fans continued to embrace file sharing with impunity, dramatically impacting the number of albums that were Soundscanned each week...
Have a Merry Metal Christmas
On Christmas Eve, with all the stores and restaurants closed (except Chinese restaurants, of course) and all the TV channels broadcasting lame holiday specials, what could be more heartwarming than metal? Gorgoroth and Cephalic Carnage are fine, but over the next two days we recommend you check out …
Acrassicauda, ‘Garden of Stones’ — Video Premiere
There aren't many bands like Acrassicauda. That's because there aren't many thrash metal bands from Iraq. There also aren't many thrash metal acts who've been forced to flee their native lands for Syria, because of the explosive violence happening all around them...
Impious Drummer Michael Noren — Your iPod Is Showing

"When I grew up, I was a total black metalhead." Impious drummer Michael Norén tells Noisecreep, explaining the inclusion of Gorgoroth, Dissection and, perhaps, the Black Dahlia Murder on his 'Your iPod Is Showing' list. "The people living in the small community where I was born and r…
Artists of the 2000s
The last decade was kind to heavy metal. Not only did veteran acts release some of their most exciting work, a flurry of new bands also came out of nowhere to demand their place among the greats. Noisecreep recently compiled lists of the best songs and albums of the past decade and it's been no…

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