Archive for December, 2011

Late Christmas gift to self? Buy Mitch Harris’ guitars

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, stupid crap, uncategorized On: Friday, December 30th, 2011

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OK, some of you won't be reading this. No, you'll be too busy trying out all that gnarly shit that fat Santa and his team of Jawa slaves brought you, right, cross-legged in front of a screen eviscerating pixellated alien invasions, or maybe, if you reside in the boondocks of the Southern states you'll be gunning down the real thing, emptying clip after clip from from your brand new piece into a ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Highlights of 2011

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, December 30th, 2011

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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. Say goodbye to Father Time and hello to Baby New Year. The releases really slow down this time of year; there’s really not much for me to pecking write about, so I’m going to go over some highlights of 2011 briefly, ...

R.I.P. David Gold

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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Having been out of the loop for reasons mostly pertaining to visiting family and cramming food into any available space in my body, I was gutted to hear about the passing of Woods of Ypres’ mastermind, David Gold. As I’m sure the pertinent details surrounding the car accident that took his life one week ago today and the memorial/funeral held in his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ...

Dive Bombs and Dive Bars – Ramming Speed’s Guide to America’s Rock n’ Roll Venues

By: frank.lemke Posted in: featured, live reviews, liver failure On: Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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Reviewing music is good, but really, everything needs to be reviewed. Bands, albums, riffs, chicks, scenes, zines: all of it. And venues especially. In order to help us review anything that could ever possibly be construed as "heavy metal," the dudes from Ramming Speed will be offering their critiques of bars, clubs and basements across the country, beginning with The Shakedown. Name: The ...

Did Zakk Wylde Tell Someone to Kill the President?

By: shane.mehling Posted in: featured, pic of the day, stupid crap, things andrew hates On: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

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No, no he didn't. But some nutcase swears he did. James Vernon McVay, who rocks my favorite kind of tattoos- all faded and shitty, slashed the throat of a 75-year-old hospice nurse as the first step in his foolproof plan of driving to Washington DC to assassinate President Obama. And now after being caught he's explaining that he had to do it, you see -- because infamous cult Black Label ...

STREAMING: Riotgod “Firebrand”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

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It's not often we bring you a bit of rock swagger. Mostly it's darkly blasts, noisy grinds, or the brutalest of death that streams to the masses on the Deciblog. Mostly. Today, three days after an old fat dude in a puffy candy cane outfit dropped a deuce or two (socks, no-market cologne, lottery tickets, etc.) under our respective weihnachtsbaums, the Deciblog is bringing the rock. Hard rock in ...

The Lazarus Pit: Golgotha’s Unmaker of Worlds

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, lazarus pit, listen On: Friday, December 23rd, 2011

No jokes here, this is just plain awesome.

Welcome to The Lazarus Pit, a biweekly look at should-be classic metal records that don’t get nearly enough love; stuff that’s essential listening that you’ve probably never heard of; stuff that we’re too lazy to track down the band members to do a Hall Of Fame for.  This week, we celebrate another sunny Christmas with the one-man prog jam of Golgotha and their/his 1990 debut, Unmaker of ...

NUNFUCKRITUAL: Brief interview with hideous(-ish) mainman Teloch

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, December 23rd, 2011

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Jeez, you do tend to reproach yourself when the wheels are set in motion and you've gone and booked Sunday evening interview time with a dude who shares his working hours between black metal kingpins Mayhem and the evocatively titled NunFuckRitual. Teloch came with the disclaimer that he has some pretty gritty stories to share. As far as a Sunday activities go, phonetime with Teloch's not exactly ...

KSP Blows His Load Over Another Band Few of You Give a Fuck About

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, listen, videos On: Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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Amsterdam-based KONG has been one of my favourite bands for over twenty years. I remember coming across a half-page story about the band in an issue of Metal Forces like it was yesterday, except it was 1990. The piece was promoting this oddball Dutch instrumental band and their debut album, Mute Poet Vocalizer, claiming it cherry picked influences from the worlds of metal, progressive rock, ...

A Very Deciblog Xmas Day IV: My Favorite Xmas Horror Movie

By: andrew Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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Welcome to The Five Days of Deciblog Christmas, in which we corral your favorite extreme heroes into revealing embarrassing holiday anecdotes. Consider it free bonus footage as you prepare to give Amazon half your paycheck because you're too lazy to support local businesses. On day four, after the jump, we stuff your stocking with "My Favorite Xmas Horror Movie." ...