Archive for July, 2010

Free Music from Nero Order

By: admin Posted in: featured, free On: Monday, July 26th, 2010

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It's nice to waltz into a summer weekend with some free wicked sick tuneage, so thanks to San Francisco's Nero Order you can download one of their epic tracks for zero money down. True DIY acolytes, the band self-financed the recording of debut album The Tower, and are also releasing it their own damn selves. Yes, a band who actually believes in their music enough that they're willing to fork ...

Woods of Ypres Tour Diary Finale

By: admin Posted in: featured, tours On: Monday, July 26th, 2010

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After traveling 10 000 miles (or 16 500 kilometers for us Canadians), playing all across North America, canceling / missing two shows, suffering through two broken windows, and much more, Woods of Ypres is finally finished their independently booked and managed tour. On the downside: "Multiple stolen possessions." On the upside: "No sickness, disfigurement, or death." Hell yes. In this final ...

Eyehategod Tour Diary, Part Trois

By: admin Posted in: featured, tours On: Friday, July 23rd, 2010

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By Mike Williams & Gary Mader (Eyehategod) Boston, MA 6/15/10 Pulled into Boston at 3:30; load in not until 6 p.m. Hours of nothing to do as usual. The show tonight is at the Cambridge Elk's Lodge, very much like playing at a rented out Lion's Home, or an old VFW hall. The promoter had two days to hype the show, and managed to round up almost 300 + people, a lot of which traveled from ...

Confirmed: Beavis and Butt-head are Returning

By: admin Posted in: featured, tv On: Friday, July 23rd, 2010

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“Beavis and Butt-Head are not role models. They're not even human. They're cartoons. Some of the things they do would cause a person to get hurt, expelled, arrested, possibly deported. To put it another way: Don't try this at home.” It was recently confirmed that one of the greatest television shows ever in the history of the galaxy will be returning to the small screen. MTV says a new ...

Cephalic Carnage / Summer Slaughter Tour Diary Pt. 2

By: admin Posted in: diary, tours On: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Today, I learned about “feather footing.” Y’see, I’ve never driven a 15-passenger van before, let alone one with a trailer the size of my dining room towed behind it. During my quick tutorial, I learned that in order to prevent the engine from overheating, you’re supposed to not depress too hard on the gas and ease up with you hear the engine straining in any way at all. Also, keep it ...

Heavy Mondays

By: admin Posted in: heavy tuesdays On: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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Shameless Self-Promotion Alert: As you can perhaps infer from the tastefully designed flyer above, Repulsion mastermind Scott Carlson and I are starting what promises to be a sufficiently killer DJ night at Footsie's in Los Angeles (2640 N. Figueroa, 90065), mere blocks from Decibel's L.A. Bureau. Naturally, we will be spinning only the finest in heavy metal, heavy psych, NWOBHM, glam, cock rock ...

The 8-bit Pit

By: admin Posted in: videos On: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBgMk4X9MzA If you've already seen the Super Mario Castle Theme covered by Death Metal band Nylithia, you don't have to brag. Many in the metal world have already enjoyed the Canadian band crushing it old school while Mario does some sort of jump squat headbang I haven't seen pulled off since the '80s. Now it's not like there aren't other metal video game covers ...

Wages of Din Contest Winner

By: admin Posted in: contest, listen, winner On: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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Scott Seward here, noise fans. As many of you may or may not know, in between the reviews of bad metalcore albums and really bad nü-thrash records in Decibel, I have a tiny little column entitled Wages of Din. Every month it is my great fortune to hip you to some of the finest new noise/drone/avant garde/deep psych/electroacoustic/whatever music that I can find. This year, I inaugurated the ...

Cephalic Carnage/Summer Slaughter Tour Diary

By: admin Posted in: diary, tours On: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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Day 0 – BUFFALO, NY – SAN DIEGO, CA This year marks the 28th anniversary of the first and last time I ever visited my mother’s country of birth, the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica. There are a lot of things about that journey that are surprisingly fresh in my memory: the hurricane-beaten exteriors of the houses; people playing cricket on the beach; ginger beer strong enough to make ...