Archive for December, 2010

We Got Fucking Snubbed…

By: shane.mehling Posted in: lists On: Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The new and improved Deciblog is still somewhat in its infancy, so maybe we shouldn't expect to be properly recognized by a bunch of bespectacled, quipping, big city socialists like NPR, but it's still hard to conceal our hurt for not being included on their list of 2010's best metal writing. Now, since there are two articles from our bros at Metal Sucks and one article from our other bros at ...

New Sodom Track “God Bless You” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

By: Chris D. Posted in: contest, featured, listen On: Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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For the last five weeks, we've slowly peeled Sodom's In War and Pieces apart by presenting you, our faithful reader and hopeful subscriber (shameful plug), an advanced audial view of what the German legends have in store for 2011. We used war metaphors (terrible ones, really) and tried our best to come up with sensible (conjugate those fucking verbs!) German phrases to describe music from Sodom's ...

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Judas Priest’s “Turbo”

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured, justify your shitty taste On: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

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Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody's full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The Shit. Today's submission: Adrien Begrand gives it up for Judas Priest's ...

Fuck Tha (Armenian) Police

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: stupid crap On: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

A sequel to Lords of Chaos this surely ain't: According to a recent AFP article (which reads more like one of John Darnielle's "South Pole Dispatch" satires than a legit news story), Armenian police have began cracking down on "emo" rock fans: Officers have visited schools, searched pupils whose distinctive clothing marks them out as possible 'emos', and mounted surveillance on public ...

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

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases On: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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Every Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. It’s REALLY slim peckings this week—nothing exciting at all. As Father Time makes way for the Baby New Year, here’s what’s going on. U.K. sensations Asking Alexandria bring the metalcore noise with a teaser EP entitled ...

Seriously? Severed Crotch Signs With Amputated Vein Records

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: stupid crap On: Monday, December 27th, 2010

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Not a joke. The Icelandic death metal band inked a deal with a Japanese label that has a similar appreciation for lopping off body parts. In other news, Watain signed with Deplorable Man-Stank Records; Metallica signed with Save Our Dignity Records; GWAR signed with Please Don't Point That Thing At Me Records; and Dimmu Borgir signed with "Hey Nice Skirt, Man" ...

Greeting Cards From the Edge

By: shane.mehling Posted in: pic of the day On: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Even the grimmest of us enjoy an occasional birthday wish. That's where Dark & Somber Greetings come in. As you can see above, various Trve cards have been created to cheer up your corpse-painted brethren or tell them to go back to hell where they once rose from into the darkest forests of Norway. Or maybe they just live in Maine. The cards are reasonably priced for even the cheapest ...

Dimmu Borgir’s “Dimmu Borgir” Gets It Wrong

By: Chris D. Posted in: videos On: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0mTkZyNwuY Typically Dimmu Borgir get it right (OK, not right if you're an BM elitist who mailorders and uses Money Orders instead of credit or Paypal to pay for the latest 'diehard' re-re-press of Asgardsrei) when they pick a video 'single'. "Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse"? Yes. "The Serpentine Offering"? Yes. "The Chosen Legacy? Yes. "Sorgens Kammer ...

Stereogum is Also Agalloch’s Girlfriend…

By: shane.mehling Posted in: winner On: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

One of our favorite music sites (and not just because they point us straight to naked people music videos) is Stereogum and our most favorite nook is Brandon Stosuy's column Haunting The Chapel. And now Mr. Stosuy has unveiled his top 50 records of 2010, crowning the best album as, drum ro... Oh, he picked Agalloch, too? Well, that was kind of anticlimactic. But still, there are 49 other ...

New Sodom Track “Soul Contraband” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

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Four weeks ago, dB premiered two tracks, “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire”, from Sodom's upcoming full-length In War and Pieces. Streamed by millions (well, not that many, but it was significant), thrashers got to hear legends in what appears to be their prime. Yeah, we said it. Then, “Through Toxic Veins” & “Nothing Counts More Than Blood” bombed our audial shelter. There ...