We got stoked for the announcement of a new Ashes Of Ares album for a variety of reasons. First off, its the long awaited follow up to their five year old debut. The effort’s monicker took us back to the first Indiana Jones flick (!). But most importantly, it afforded us the chance to have a long time coming sit down with mainman Matt Barlow. Metallers will be familiar with Mr. Barlow for his amazing discography with Iced Earth. Now he’s remaking Metal history with his sorta new “offering” (ha,ha), Ashes Of Ares. We discussed the new record “Well Of Souls”. As well as his tribute to the late, great Chris Cornell and his career as a police officer(!). In our ‘News, Views, and Tunes”, we share some war stories on the live front, go further in the the Oli Herbert saga, and give our 2 cents on the “Decibel Top 40 Albums of 2018”. Musically, we crank the new Ashes… record plus the latest efforts from Tomb Mold, Ken Mode, Evoken, Fleshreaper, and Wristmeetrazor!! Horns!!