Archive for 2011

A Tattoo Tribute To Metallica

By: frank.lemke Posted in: featured, lists, pic of the day, stupid crap, uncategorized On: Thursday, November 17th, 2011

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Here's a band there's got to be a million tattoos for. Unfortunately, 99% of them are those shitty little ninja stars, and the second most popular idea is to simply get the name in the classic font. Those are both boring ideas. The word is a little cool, just cause it usually comes out like shit, but that's it. So here are some of the best Metallica tattoos out there. And of course, when I say ...

Chris Barnes: Come Get Your Car!!

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, stupid crap, tv On: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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You know, with all the hoopla over Scion, an imprint of Toyota (gasp!), sponsoring music festivals, funding and pressing free CDs, and generally giving workaday bands (like Immolation, Wormrot, Enslaved) a chance to stick their head out of the boiling financial cauldron that is the music industry, it's a wonder this commercial for Park Auto Mall exists. Of course, there are precious few ...

Donate to James Murphy

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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Veteran death metal guitarist James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Cancer, Disincarnate, Testament) has found that the brain tumor he defeated in 2001 has unexpectedly returned. Although the tumor is benign and is currently being treated pharmacologically -- chemotherapy remains an option -- Murphy needs our help. The medication Murphy has been prescribed has crippling side effects, which force him ...

11.11.11: A Brouwer’s Beer Odyssey

By: adem Posted in: featured, heavy tuesdays, liver failure, stupid crap On: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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Here's the set-up: We're in Seattle for a long weekend and we're thirsty. So, of course we have to visit the recent the subject of our Brewtal Truth column, Matt Bonney, director of operations at Brouwer's Cafe. As you may remember from our interview with Bonney in Decibel, Brouwer's specializes in what he calls "the more esoteric, kind of special [beers]." What we didn't know was that the dude ...

Not Quite Naughty Enough

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, tv On: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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Yep. It's that time of year again when everyone starts bitching about department stores replacing the Katy Perry jams on the overhead sound system with whatever yuletide shit is forcing Burl Ives to roll over in his grave this year. Determined not to be outdone by Zakk Wylde -- who is apparently following up his American Idol stint with a Black Label Society acoustic Christmas EP -- Century Media ...

DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT Q&A: UK extremists on indivisibility, influences and hunting amplifiers

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, November 14th, 2011

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Dragged into Sunlight are one of the most exciting things to happen to the UK underground metal scene since Anaal Nathrakh started experimenting with black metal's forbidden fruits and spitting the pips through a particle accelerator. Mixing elements of doom, black and death metal with a horrible, uncodified ritualistic live/visual aesthetic, Dragged into Sunlight genuinely possess the power to ...

STREAMING: Anal Cunt – Choice Possibly Gay Cunts from “The Old Testament”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, November 14th, 2011

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Anal Cunt, otherwise known to jittery magazine editors and PC fucks the world over as AxCx, rarely failed to mash the fuck button like 5-year kids hopped up on donuts and Mt. Dew. Not solely because of the group's name either. Fronted by Seth Putnam, the Massholes from Newton pushed every possible boundary and penetrated -- sans rubber, natch -- every possible orifice over the course of their ...

The Lazarus Pit: JPT Scare Band’s Sleeping Sickness

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, lazarus pit, listen On: Friday, November 11th, 2011

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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 go back before the dawn of recorded time (1980) to cover the JPT Scare Band's prehistoric jams on Sleeping ...

EVILE INTERVIEW: Guitarist Ol Drake’s keeping the mystery and chasing off the influences

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, November 11th, 2011

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UK thrashers Evile were plucked from the womband signed to Earache in 2006, offered before the world as not only the saviors of UK thrash, heir apparent to Sabbat, but the more frenzied quarters of society were proffering them to be the next Metallica. Like, yeah, let's not burden four kids form Huddersfield, a reasonably drab, ordinary pocket of northern England, with too much expectation. So ...

The 2011 Goregrowlers Ball: Come Growl With Us

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, uncategorized On: Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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It’s been well established that the Maryland Death Fest is the favourite annual gathering for us around here at Decibel HQ as well as for a couple thousand of y’all as well. This shouldn’t be taken to mean that there aren’t other extreme metal pow-wows taking place on American soil worthy of your time, money, ringing ears, aching neck muscles and another opportunity to whip out those ...