Archive for November, 2010

New Sodom Tracks “Through Toxic Veins” & “Nothing Counts More Than Blood” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

By: Chris D. Posted in: contest, featured, listen On: Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


Last week, we here at the Deciblog unfurled two tank-shredding Sodom tunes, “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire", to much fanfare. Rockets were bursting in air, bombs all red glare, we're here to prove Sodom's still gallantly streaming. This week, as previously announced, we have two more daisycutter songs in the form of "Through Toxic Veins" & "Nothing Counts More Than Blood" from ...

The Decibel Study Hall of Fame, Pt.II

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, The Decibel Study Hall of Fame On: Monday, November 29th, 2010

sepultura sam

Welcome to the second instalment of Decibel’s Study Hall of Fame. Here, my eight-year-old son, Sam cherry picks albums from our illustrious Hall and delivers opinion untainted by the sort of prejudicial bullshit that forces the majority of us to employ phrases like “guilty pleasure” to justify our enjoyment of stuff that supposedly flies in the face of ‘cool.’ Then again, maybe ...

Live Review: Blind Guardian, Trocadero, November 19, 2010

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, live reviews On: Monday, November 29th, 2010


Arrving at the infamous Trocadero later than expected, party Decibel—all one of us—found Holy Grail amping up their final song of the night. Aggressive, competent and young, but replete with every leather pants-ed cliché known to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Manowar, the Californians may (some day) evolve into a formidable heavy metal machine. For now, one song of frontman James Paul Luna ...

Gunter Glieben Glauchen Globen

By: Posted in: featured, stupid crap On: Monday, November 29th, 2010

rock of ages pic

At present writing, acclaimed director Julie Taymor and Bono and the Edge of U2 are putting the finishing touches on a musical version of Spider-Man. Bet you never thought you’d see something like that in your lifetime. But here it comes, along with a host of Broadway adaptations of familiar properties, like crappy movies (Toxic Avenger: The Musical, The Wedding Singer), TV shows-turned-movies ...

Happy Thanksgiving, Thankless Bastards!

By: Chris D. Posted in: stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, November 25th, 2010

In honor of the holiday most associated with one of the seven deadly sins -- gluttony -- we're pleased to give you Death Metal Rooster Explained. True, roosters aren't turkeys, but to date no one has uploaded a video of a turkey roaring for 30 seconds. Or... Since we think we're funny, here's Heretic Soul from Turkey. Happy ...

Heavy Metal is (Still) Back in Baghdad

By: shane.mehling Posted in: uncategorized On: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

After Acrassicauda left Iraq in 2003, there were no reported heavy metal shows for five years before Brutal Impact and Dog Faced Corpse played on the banks of the Tigris at a private dinner party. But that wasn't exactly the start of metal Mondays in the still scary as all hell country as few have gone down in the interim. But a recent show by the completely solid thrash band Fatalogy, and ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

new waldo

Every Friday—well, this week Wednesday, cause we’re fuckin’ OUTTA HERE in four hours—Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. Waldo here. There are a couple of new releases that really ruffle my feathers this week. The first is the Rhino reissue of Cowboys From Hell: Ultimate ...

Swiss Choir Competition Rocks Out

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: uncategorized, videos On: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

To make room for all the food you're going to cram down your pie-hole in the coming days, consider this post to be your pre-Thanksgiving colon-blow. There's a Swiss reality show "Kampf der Chöre" ("Clash Of The Choirs"), similar to NBC's "The Sing-Off," where famous Swiss musicians coach a choir and compete for international fame and fortune. Or something. After the jump, a performance of ...

New Sodom Tracks “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire” Streaming

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010


German thrash beasts Sodom released their debut demo, Witching Metal, in 1982. Holy shit! That was 28 years ago. Few of us can remember what we were doing in 1982* -- probably watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or wondering, "Who is Ozzy Osbourne? And why does he like bats so much?", but we weren't listening to Sodom. Actually, we may have some ancient dudes on staff who were trading ...

Gnarls Barkley Kills Ladies & Wears Spikes…

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: stupid crap On: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Alright, so maybe the title of Cee Lo Green's solo album The Lady Killer has a certain death-metal-circa-1991 throwback feel to it and, sure, the first single "Fuck You" likewise encapsulates some cross-genre sentiments, but I can't be the only one surprised to learn the Gnarls Barkley frontman is not only not actually named Gnarls Barkley (!?) but is also an unapologetic classic metalhead, ...