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Decibel Exclusive: Tesco Vee On The Return Of The Meatmen!

By: Posted in: breaking newz, featured, interviews On: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013


Stick around long enough and you might get the things you always wanted. For some kids that's a medical degree or a wedding fit for Disney. What I wanted was to hang out with Tesco Vee, the imposing frontman of The Meatmen who made me laugh on a daily basis with juvenile sexual ripostes on albums like We're The Meatmen And You Suck. Tesco is probably the reason I own 50 band shirts and two pairs ...

Sucker For Punishment: Uh, There’s Kraut in My Metal

By: Adrien Begrand Posted in: featured On: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013


Okay, this week was officially insane, with a wealth of good new music to investigate. Isn’t the fall release time the best? This week’s essential albums: Oranssi Pazuzu, Velonielu (20 Buck Spin): The Finnish band who unapologetically loves psychedelia (oranssi, or “orange”, a clear reference to Tangerine Dream) and The Exorcist (“Pazuzu”) has been on critics’ radar especially ...

Fuck You, Canada. See You Soon.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, tours On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


Back at the end of July, the Canadian government quietly enacted a piece of legislative shit that, essentially overnight, made it exponentially (and in most cases, prohibitively) more expensive for bands to tour our country. Basically, where once a band consisting of anywhere between three and fourteen members would have had to collectively pay $450 for permits to play in Canada, now bands are ...

Full Album Stream: Satanic Malfunctions

By: Posted in: featured, interviews, listen On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


It's been more than 22 years since the UK hardcore act Satanic Malfunctions has released any music (Disgrace To Humanity, 1990). Decibel is proud to present a full album stream of the comeback Them, released by Selfmadegod and available for purchase here. After the stream check a quick q and a with drummer Ade. It's short and to the point -- just like their songs. When did you ...

Enter the Temple of Baal

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, listen On: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


This morning Decibel is proud to premiere an exquisite slab of blackened death metal off Verses of Fire, the barn burning fourth album from long-running French brutality merchants Temple of Baal. Another track from the album can be streamed after the jump. ...

Relapse Records release 26-track compilation as a free download

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, October 14th, 2013


Relapse could probably have found a stronger name for their 2013 autumn/winter sampler than, uhh, Relapse Sampler 2013. Cast your mind back when Earache were releasing their Grindcrusher sampler series, and Peaceville had the enigmatically titled Under the Sign of the Sacred Star; that was how you named a sampler. But that was back then, and nowadays Grindcrusher is (probably) an independent ...

King Diamond (King Diamond & Mercyful Fate) Interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, October 14th, 2013


** The following five questions with the legendary King Diamond were part of a series of interviews I set up for the XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records [click HERE for more info] boxset, for which I wrote the liner notes. Former Roadrunner Records Senior VP A&R Monte Conner facilitated the initial exchange with King via email, but King wouldn't interview over email. Not a single word. I ...

Alan Averill (Twilight of the Gods) interviewed

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, interviews On: Friday, October 11th, 2013


** Back in August, Decibel premiered new Twilight of the Gods tune, "Destiny Forged in Blood." Click HERE to listen. Since then, we've imbibed heavily on debut album, Fire on the Mountain, which is the product of guys and ex-guys from Dimmu Borgir, Einherjer, Thyrfing, and, of course, Primordial saluting age-old heavy metal with a slight pagan edge. Enjoy the following chat with the ever-serious, ...

Orange Is the New Metal

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, uncategorized, videos On: Friday, October 11th, 2013

Photo: Katie Thompson

The latest closet metalhead, Jessica Pimentel, is not exactly a closet metalhead. Currently appearing in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, she refers to herself as a “closet actress.” That's because Pimentel is well known in her native New York City for holding it down in local hardcore and metal bands, including Alekhine's Gun and Desolate. Click through for a metal playlist ...


By: adem Posted in: featured, liver failure On: Friday, October 11th, 2013


Given the opportunity to write about craft beer every month in Decibel has been eye-opening. The idea that our "Brewtal Truth" column would have lasted more than four years (and counting) and even spawn a book—The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, out in November—is pretty amazing. Now it's time to bring a little "Brewtal Truth" to the Deciblog. Each week we're featuring a different craft ...