Archive for April, 2012

Interview: Natur on cryptids, totems and debut album “Head of Death”

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, April 30th, 2012

Natur grave

Partying, camping by the beach, hiking, fishing, smoking weed in graveyards, jamming King Diamond and Manilla Road: Natur had the sort of gnarly Rhode Island upbringing that all us city-bred shmucks can only envy. But it's not only a healthy way to spend your adolescence, as Natur's sticksman and designated spokesman, Tooth, can attest to, it's kinda helpful when you're writing jams too. Natur's ...

Paging Marco Foddis. Mr. Foddis, Are You There?

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Monday, April 30th, 2012


Of the few rules instructing the Hall of Fame interview process is all members---there's been one exception in Decibel #16---that appeared on the recording must be interviewed. For a full set of rules, click here, but they're boring. So, venturing on, there have been numerous and potentially earth-shattering Hall of Fame inductions that never got off the ground because former members are nowhere ...

The Lazarus Pit: Leatherwolf’s Leatherwolf (1987)

By: Jeff Treppel Posted in: featured, lazarus pit, listen On: Friday, April 27th, 2012

Who was this cover supposed to appeal to?

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's entry is proof that the bassist and drummer of the pop rock band Lit had better taste than you would probably ...

STREAMING: Natur “Vermin Rift”, from long-awaited debut LP

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Friday, April 27th, 2012

Natur grave

Since Natur received a commendation from Fenriz's Band of the Week approval bunker, the folks waving the searchlight through metal's underground have been waiting impatiently for signs that the New York quartet could all get themselves into a studio and actually release an album. A four-track demo, released two years ago and featuring signature track "Goblin Shark" and the super-catchy ...

Interview: Joey Molinaro

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, tours, videos On: Thursday, April 26th, 2012

deciblog - joey molinaro

If you’re reading this and into grindcore, you’re probably already well aware that Discordance Axis’ The Inalienable Dreamless is viewed by grind heads in the same way Master of Puppets get looked at by thrashers. Both are genre-defining albums that no die hard fan of the respective sound is nothing but 100% behind. Both Master and Inalienable are albums that you should never hear anyone ...

Decibrity Playlist: Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Part 2

By: zach.smith Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, lists On: Thursday, April 26th, 2012


To celebrate Tuesday’s release of Tragic Idol, we asked Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh to a pick a non-PL record that related in some way to each of his band's thirteen full-length records that he’s played on over nearly a quarter century (i.e. all of them). Last week, Greg's entries took us from 1990′s Lost Paradise up through and including 1997′s One Second. Now, we present ...

Come here and watch “How The Internet Changed Heavy Metal”

By: shane.mehling Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, videos On: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012


How has the internet changed metal? That's like writing a letter that opens with "How has paper changed letter writing?" But to put a finer point on it, Metal Injection has created a just long enough mini-doc on the jaw-dropping paradigm shift in how we headbang now thanks to some nerds years ago who'd probably think Jethro Tull deserved that Grammy. Featuring a bunch of people who aren't ...

Who the hell are Elitist? –> Win a CD+t-shirt

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012


It's no hard sight to see that today the world we operate in is fucked. Elitist just has a knack at pointing that finger right back at the butchers of modern times. Not only do we execute it with extreme hostility and prejudice for 'the man', but have disgust for the belief systems that have been set up and hide what humanity should truly focus on. The more we write, the more bitter it has ...

Talkin’ Metallica’s Early Years With Author Neil Daniels

By: adem Posted in: featured, heavy tuesdays, interviews On: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012


All of a sudden thrash's heyday—it's nascence—has inspired a bunch of books. Bazillion Points of Light's Murder in the Front Row provided a photographic document of the California scene that started in L.A. with Metallica and Slayer and then blossomed into something amazing in the Bay Area shortly thereafter. Now UK author Neil Daniels offers up a written document of Metallica's ascent from ...

Kindred Spirit

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: breaking newz, featured On: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012


"He was the exact type of person that grindcore is meant for -- a true maniac." So says Agent of Satan's Lord Balsakk of his longtime friend, bandmate, and Bay Area grind/powerviolence standard-bearer Kindred (aka Stinkweed), a main player in Plutocracy and Agents Of Satan who passed away recently under mysterious circumstances. ("He was afflicted by a major infection associated with a broken ...