Archive for 2010

You Want Inhuman Heaviness? There’s an App For That

By: shane.mehling Posted in: contest, things andrew hates On: Thursday, November 11th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_1791" align="alignnone" width="560" caption="iBrutal"][/caption] I don't think I've ever personally beat up on Oceano. I've definitely attacked their chosen genre and I've lobbed bombs at many of the band's contemporaries, but the alpha and omega of deathcore has never really crossed my desk... until the iPad. See, to promote their new album, Contagion, they had a ...

Wolvhammer Star In: Yet Another Tour Diary, Except This One’s Maybe Funny and Original (Part 3)

By: andrew Posted in: diary, featured, tours On: Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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When they’re not getting down with the Cinnabon sickness at the Mall of America, Minneapolis BM punks Wolvhammer enjoy decimating faces on tour. Drummer/resident smartass Heath Rave will give us the gory, hopefully idiotic details. Saturday, Oct. 30, day off Drove all day to Denver. Took a different way than what I’m used to coming from Sioux Falls. Got to see some sweet junkyards and ...

A Day in the Lives of Tim Goergen, Joe Cocchi & Jay Van Schelt (Within The Ruins)

By: Chris D. Posted in: diary, featured On: Thursday, November 11th, 2010


By Tim Goergen (Within The Ruins) It is always good to come back to the East Coast. Today was in Greenville, NC. After a 10-hour drive through the night from Columbus, GA we finally arrived in Greenville around 2:00 p.m. and immediately hit up the first Wal-Mart we could find. I grabbed some chicken strips and the rest of the guys got what they needed for the day's grill session. The ...

Louder Than Leno

By: shane.mehling Posted in: uncategorized On: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

First off, if you didn't know, Kim Thayil is fucking old. Real old. He looks like Kim Thayil's dad. But aside from that, the band's back together, Chris Cornell's hair is long again and they have that new song that isn't great but it's still Soundgarden and Lord knows that's better than the fifty shithead post-rock records you heard last week. So yeah, as you can see from the videos ...

Win a Copy of “Back From Hell: A Tribute To Sam Kinison”

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: contest On: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010


The first time I saw comedian Sam Kinison in action was on "Married With Children"’s Christmas special in 1989. He played Al Bundy’s guardian angel, a sort of Clarence to Al’s George Bailey. Even as an angel, Kinison was so shrill and gritty, and his laugh was disgusting. I wanted my guardian angel to sound just like him. If Decibel had an Extremely Extreme Comedians hall of fame, ...

Liveage: Dimmu and Enslaved Spook Up the Big Apple

By: andrew Posted in: live reviews On: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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Last night Terminal 5 In New York City was the host for the quasi black-metal “Darkness Reborn” tour, featuring Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, Blood Red Throne and Dawn of Ashes. Sorry Dawn of Ashes and Blood Red Throne—I’m sure you ruled, but also ruling was slurping down the devil’s hooch at a nearby dive bar instead of paying $6 for a bottle of (blech!) Miller High Life at the show. Even ...

Well, That’s One Way To Figure Out What Jim Martin’s Been Up To, I Suppose

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: stupid crap On: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Strange things may or may not be afoot at the Circle K, but, man, this video of Keanu Reeves talking about potential directions a third Bill & Ted film could go is as awesomely oddball as his Herzog impression is on target. Movie Trailers - Movies Blog Let's face it, they'd need an auteur like Herzog to bring to the fore the more nefarious contours of the aggressive sexuality of Missy ...

Simon Hawemann (War from a Harlots Mouth) Top 5 Apocalypse Songs

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, lists On: Monday, November 8th, 2010


By Simon Hawemann (War from a Harlots Mouth) 5. Swarm of the Lotus – “Nightmare Paint” “Nightmare Paint” is such a twisted and shattering song, it reminds me of grating doors or grating metal even. It sounds like an earthquake, pure chaos, like elemental forces – out of control. Things you would expect to happen when thinking of the Apocalypse. 4. Celeste – “De sorte que ...

Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) Video Interview + Live

By: Chris D. Posted in: videos On: Friday, November 5th, 2010

OK, it's long established that the dudes at Scion A/V and the dudes at Decibel shake hands, break bread together, and then go home to blast some deathly hate over a glass of fine Merlot. If only to discuss and dissect the extremest of extremely extreme metal. That's what dudes do. When Scion A/V has a sweet segment they know exactly where to send it. This time it's Hate Eternal. If you're a ...


By: andrew Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Friday, November 5th, 2010

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For most people, winter conjures images of pumpkin spice chai in a cozy Starbucks, pining for an iPad/BlackBerry/Xbox and the birth of the little boy who would go on to drive Mel Gibson insane. Those people are, of course, assholes. For us, it’s impulse killings in Olympic parks, stabbing your labelmates 20+ times and Abbath rocking the teacup ride. Yes, Satan Claus arrives early this ...