Archive for March, 2012

The Lazarus Pit: Disgust’s Brutality of War

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, lazarus pit, listen On: Friday, March 30th, 2012

Yet another dead body on an album cover

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 discharge the extreme noise terror of Disgust's Brutality of War (Earache). In the wake of extreme punk ...

Streaming: Hour of 13 “Who’s to Blame”, new track from forthcoming LP

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, March 30th, 2012


The last time we saw photographic evidence of what Hickory, NC doom troupe Hour of 13 get up to when taking care of official band business—heavy metal, viz. doom in the vein of St.Vitus et al—they were hanging out in a forest with a naked girl squatting in the foreground. Since then they've went off-radar. It's probably just a coincidence. Hell, we're not suggesting foul play; the girl ...

Catching Up With: ROTTENNESS

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, tours, videos On: Thursday, March 29th, 2012


Rot of any description isn’t the sort of thing that comes to mind when you think of Cancun. But even dudes living life by the beach, surrounded by fluorescent coloured drinks, bronzed locals and tourist eye candy aren’t immune from becoming obsessed with death metal and grindcore, dedicating one’s life to the noise and kicking it all brutal-like. The Mexican mayhem merchants have been ...

Decibrity Playlist: “Best of” Meshuggah

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, March 29th, 2012


Sure, Meshuggah releasing its seventh full-length on Tuesday was an event in and of itself. But what has gotten somewhat lost amidst the furor is that, for the quintet, this year marks a quarter century of polyrhythms, polymeters and, of course, polytours. To celebrate both achievements, we enlisted the help of some of the many bands over the years that have toured (or will tour) with the ...

Dave Mustaine releases another thing worse than ‘Risk’

By: shane.mehling Posted in: uncategorized On: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012


Endless excretor Dave Mustaine decided it was about time to unleash another turdlet in the punch bowl of public discourse by affirming his fuzzy knowledge of history, geography and conspiracism. (If you go back a little you'll hear the equally incredible assertion that Rick Santorum could be the next JFK.) So yes, Mustaine is a birther ...

The Decibel Magazine Tour Official Video Trailer

By: mr ed Posted in: gnarly one-offs, the decibel magazine tour, tours, videos On: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The unholy unification of Euro extremists Behemoth, Watain, the Devil's Blood and In Solitude on this spring’s Decibel Magazine will be having its way with U.S. audiences in just a couple weeks. But the official tour trailer is here now: Psyched? You should be. Go get your tickets here. See you down in ...

STREAMING: General Surgery’s “A Collection of Depravation”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012


It ain't often we here at the Deciblog get to premiere a 30-track album. That's like reading a book for fuck's sake. (I'm currently reading Holy Blood Holy Grail, and who knew the French were so important to history?) Anyway, General Surgery, as you may or may not know, are the first (and best) CarcassClone. There have been others in the past, but few of them have Xeroxed and re-toetagged ...

How About Some Split Cranium (feat. Aaron Turner)?

By: adem Posted in: featured, heavy tuesdays, listen On: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012


So had everything worked out just right, we'd be giving you an exclusive premiere of this track from Split Cranium. However, considering the fact the album came out last week, some of you may have already "premiered" it on your home stereo. And, as such, the "exclusive" part of this is moot. For those of you who haven't heard the noisy hardcore glory of Split Cranium, well, cozy up to this little ...

Justify Your Shitty Scene: Minneapolis

By: rod.smith Posted in: featured, justify your shitty scene On: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

root memorial

"Justify Your Shitty Scene" came to me one morning just as I was starting to drag my ass out of bed: a simple play on "Justify Your Shitty Taste." A few minutes of consideration led me to email Andrew with a pitch based on the premise that hundreds of towns--Peoria, Kiev, Abu Dabi, wherever--have extreme music scenes that merit at least a few paragraphs. He said "yes," and suggested that I do the ...

Mike IX Williams — Live from the Corner of Devastation Street!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, interviews On: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012


As above, so below. Through his work with EyeHateGod, Outlaw Order, Arson Anthem, and The Guilt of... Decibel readers have long known Mike IX Williams as one of extreme music’s most distinctive, subversive and iconoclastic voices. Less attention has been paid, however, to Williams' similarly idiosyncratic and visionary literary output, including his excellent collection of surrealist ...