Archive for March, 2011

Exclusive: Agoraphobic Nosebleed- “Miscommunication” and “As Bad As It Is…”

By: shane.mehling Posted in: featured On: Thursday, March 31st, 2011


Now no one is disagreeing that Despise You being back together is fucking awesome. And the chance to hear their first new tracks of drive-by power violence in almost ten years is going to be fucking awesome. But honestly, the real treat for me is the Agoraphobic Nosebleed side. Yes, the And On And On... split to be released by Relapse on April 26 also features seven gnarled wreckages by the ...

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 9

By: Chris D. Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, March 31st, 2011

110401_HF_MMA blog #9

UFN 24: Quick Thoughts • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: "I will let Phil choose how he wants to lose this fight." That has got to be the best quote I've heard all year! • There's only one Mr. Wonderful, and his name is Paul Orndorff (a pro wrestler who is most famous for feuding with Hulk Hogan in the early Eighties). • The Korean Zombie is such a cool nick name! Jung Chan-Sung has ...

The Decibel Study Hall of Fame III: Left Hand Path

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, The Decibel Study Hall of Fame On: Thursday, March 31st, 2011

entombed throw up

Labias and genitals, welcome back to the Deciblog’s Study Hall of Fame wherein albums from our hallowed hall are viewed through the eyes and ears of my eight-year-old son. It’s been a long time since young Sam opined the belief that Sepultura were singing in a made-up language called ‘fuckowackopeas’ and here he offers his thoughts on Entombed’s classic debut. Note that Sam has recently ...

Justify Your Shitty Taste – Prong’s “Scorpio Rising”

By: andrew Posted in: featured, justify your shitty taste On: Thursday, March 31st, 2011


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—in this case, Thursday, and former invisible orange-man Cosmo Lee would like to offer you a personal apology for the delay—a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why ...

Win Batillus Tour Vinyl

By: shane.mehling Posted in: contest, featured On: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011


Brooklyn organ twisters Batillus will be releasing their debut album Furnace on Seventh Rule April 19th and there's no doubt that this fearsome slab of noise-doom will be a favorite around my office (the closet I type in). As the band recently headed to SXSW, they created 55 silk-screened tour copies for ultimate ruling and the chance of you getting one hovers around zero point zero. Except ...

Gurgitators of Grind

By: kevin Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011


Just because some bands grind, contorting and torturing their fingers and ligaments for the sake of a tune that has an average running time of 45 seconds, it doesn't mean they enjoy doing anything else that fast. Actually Finnish grinders Rotten Sound might try and practice the extreme opposite when it comes to daily life. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but it's something that I learned firsthand ...

Not Fade Away

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: listen On: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Legendary shredder Alex Skolnick may have reunited with his thrash metal brethren in Testament to form some damnation a few years back, but the guitarist's longtime forward-thinking avant jazz group the Alex Skolnick Trio marches onward nonetheless. The band's fourth album -- the ebullient, beguiling, often-as-not mind-bending Veritas -- drops today, and Skolnick was kind enough to offer ...

Maryland Deathfest: The Movie 2 Premiere

By: Chris D. Posted in: gnarly one-offs, videos On: Monday, March 28th, 2011

Every year -- well, the last two for this writer -- key parts of team Decibel travel from the City of Brotherly Death (i.e., Philadelphia) to Harm City (i.e., Baltimore) for the exalted festival extremely extreme music, Maryland Deathfest. Every year, Maryland Deathfest is an endurance test. How many kick-ass bands can one -- or several in our case -- 'writer' witness while the Memorial Day sun ...

Russian President Meets His Heroes: Deep Purple

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: pic of the day, videos On: Monday, March 28th, 2011

President Medvedev meets Deep Purple by tvnportal Well now here's one we didn't see coming. Apparently, it's common knowledge that Russian president Dmitry Medvedev is a huge 'banger who worships at the altar of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. And since the prepubescent age of 12, his numero uno band has been Deep Purple. Medvedev got to make his childhood dreams come true last week when the ...

Scott Shellhamer & Adamn Norden (American Heritage) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, March 25th, 2011

American Heritage Shirtless Wonder

What’s the difference between American Heritage (MySpace link) and American “Fucking” Heritage? Scott Shellhamer: One has more fucking than the other. Adamn Norden: Regular American Heritage will act like it wants to get to know you first. Your primary influences—if we’re using food ingredient methodology to determine most to least—are “masturbatory fantasies of middle-aged ...