Archive for February, 2011

STREAMING: Trap Them “Slumcult and Gather”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Monday, February 28th, 2011

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OK, Entombed's Wolverine Blues hit store shelves and my gut on October 4, 1993. That's like almost 18 years ago. To date, no single band has been able to capture the immediacy of rock 'n' roll and the grit of death metal quite like heyday--for certain individuals; not me, the Crawl EP is the pinnacle--Entombed. Not even Entombed have topped Entombed, and trust me they've tried desperately. Short ...

Plop Culture Dumps o’ the Day: Taylor Momsen, Tom Cruise

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: pic of the day, stupid crap On: Monday, February 28th, 2011


Perhaps said it best with the headline And Satan Just Became Celibate. Taylor Momsen, she of The Grinch that Stole Christmas, Gossip Girl, and The Pretty Reckless, um, fame, performed over the weekend in Toronto in an I Fuck For Satan shirt. We're pretty sure Satan doesn't want anything to do with Little Miss Momsen's 17-year-old jailbait ass. In fact, we're willing to bet even ...

Dez FaFara Hails the Tour Bus Driver

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Friday, February 25th, 2011


By Dez FaFara (DevilDriver) Since 1996, I’ve been on the road, meaning away from home and most of this time has been spent on a tour bus. The road life brings its unmistakable highs and torn down, dragged out lows. It also brings about characters. Our business is based on unique, one-of-a kind characters. You’ve got label people, managers, agents, business managers, tour managers, ...

Waldo’s Pecks of the Week for 3/1/11

By: mr ed Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, February 25th, 2011


Every other Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. Squawk the fuck up? Your old friend Waldo here. Talking the pecks I love, and want to shit on for the next week or so. Let’s get right to it. Drugs of Faith release the long awaited debut full length Corroded on ...

RIP Phil Vane

By: shane.mehling Posted in: uncategorized On: Thursday, February 24th, 2011

By now you're probably aware that Phil Vane of Extreme Noise Terror has passed away at 46. An official statement past the above has yet to be released and fans and friends are still reeling from the news. But if the internet is good for anything, it allows us to honor a musician in the way he would probably want to be remembered. So please check out just a few of the many highlights from this ...

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 4

By: Chris D. Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Oscar @ UFC 85 Weigh In - 7 June 2008 by Alex Hansson

BJ Penn, a prodigy at UFC 127 Coming up from Australia on Saturday is UFC 127, featuring one of my all-time fave fighters who has had some very entertaining bouts over the years, against someone who has gotten a lot of criticism for his perceived "boring" style: BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch. Apparently, UFC President Dana White has made the winner of this bout the Number 1 contender for the ...

Slit Your Catguts

By: shane.mehling Posted in: videos On: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 There is nothing really new here. We know that. We know Apocalyptica releases a record in Finland every fifteen minutes. But for the sheer audacity and artistic license from some nutjob named Joey Molinaro, we have to direct your attention to this violin cover of eight Discordance Axis songs off The Inalienable Dreamless. From "Sound Out the Braille" ...

All the Colors of the Dark

By: admin Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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Hey, St. Louis! (or anyone in the Midwest willing to haul it over and under the arches). Starting March 16, our friends at the Awful Nice gallery are showcasing some of the most prominent underground artists creating “work driven by a heavy metal, fantastic or psychedelic aesthetic,” for a show called All the Colors of the Dark. In other words, some of those rad scary-assed, trippy-beautiful ...

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, justify your shitty taste On: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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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, Shawn Macomber doffs his top hat to Guns N' Roses' ...

Albert Mudrian & Requiem Metal Podcast Get Napalm Death-ed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011


Requiem Metal Podcast has been going since April 2008. To date, podcast creators Mark Rudolph (also known for his awesome review illustrations and the cartoon Danzig dB cover) and Jason Hundey have 118 episodes under their respective Atlantean-like belts. That’s a lot of talking and, if I’m being highly subjective (which I am, ’cause both dudes are longtime friends, former fellow ‘zine ...