Archive for the ‘gnarly one-offs’ Category

Onward Into Battle: Talking MMA with KEN Mode

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, lists, stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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By the time this goes live, KEN Mode’s first round of what promises to be another couple years of non-stop touring will have come to a close and the boys will be getting set to kick their feet up for about 20 minutes before hitting Europe with HARK. See all the details and particulars at this post from a couple weeks ago. Having spent the last couple of weeks on the road with the brothers ...

Pig Destroyer Frontman J.R. Hayes Reflects on “Twin Peaks”

By: andrew Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Monday, August 18th, 2014

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If you've been with us for a while, you surely remember our January 2008 issue, in which we not only bestowed Album of the Year honors on Pig Destroyer's Phantom Limb, but talked to vocalist J.R. Hayes at length about major influence David Lynch. "With [Lynch], it's like you're watching paintings that move," Hayes said at the time. "He could do a five-hour movie with no narrative and I'd be into ...

The Deciblog Presents More “My Awesome Day Job” Content: USA Out of Vietnam Does a Secret Vegan Supper Club. Of Course.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, videos On: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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In simplistic terms, I guess one would/could say USA Out of Vietnam is a space rock band. Actually, the Montreal outfit is a genre-defying entity that incorporates elements of everything from psychedelia, shoegaze and black metal to doom, noise rock and Angelo Badalamenti-sounding soundtrack stuff. The band has a new record out on New Damage called Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes which ...

And Christy For All…

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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Howard Stern Show regular, Charred Walls of the Damned drummer, Halloween enthusiast, and Decibel contributor Richard Christy sure does get around. A few months ago I saw him sit in with Stryper for "Sing Along Song" at Terminal 5 in New York City -- clad in a sweet vintage To Hell With the Devil shirt, no less -- and now comes video of the man jamming with Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of ...

The Phantom of the Paradise is Back!

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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Never thought I’d get to meet the devil Never thought I'd meet him face to face Heard he always worked alone, that he seldom wrote or used a phone So I walked right up to meet him at his place Two years before unleashing Carrie on the world in 1976, Brian DePalma concocted the profoundly weird, unabashedly flamboyant horror-flick-meets-rock-opera romp Phantom of the Paradise -- a ...

Die With Scars: Mike Hill On Fight Club

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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This week brought the news that a Fight Club sequel (in comic book form) is forthcoming. We aren't sure if this will work out for the best but it seemed like an ideal time to revisit a book and movie that inspired many. Mike Hill of Tombs has embraced the book's underlying ideal: that you need to create something worth living outside of consumer culture. Hill is certainly doing that: he is ...

The Deciblog Presents Bonus ‘My Awesome Day Job’ Content: Psychotic Gravedigging with Psychotic Gardening

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews, uncategorized, videos On: Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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A couple months ago, I introduced you to Winnipeg death metal outfit Psychotic Gardening here. In the search for additional and interesting content for this here spot on this here blog, I was altered to the fact that vocalist Chris "Gillishammer" Gillis' dayjob was as a gravedigger! As soon as I heard that, I immediately did the most logical thing and rustled up a bunch of email questions to ...

Sounds of the Damned: Chris Alexander Talks Fangoria Musick

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, interviews On: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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To paraphrase the demon that once mauled Albert Brooks in his own car on the side of a darkened road back in '83: Hey, d'ya you want to hear something really scary? Yeah? You sure? Alright, then, Fangoria Musick -- the exquisitely eclectic, ceaselessly unsettling new digital download music label from the legendary flagship magazine of dark cinema and culture -- is here to whisper (and ...

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #3

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, videos On: Monday, July 7th, 2014

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André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches at Turbodog Yoga in Chicago, IL. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his blog. --- A lot of musicians get wrist problems. Playing guitar, bass or pounding on drums places a lot of strain on the wrists. Typing and texting doesn’t help. People do lots of things to numb ...

KSP (Sorta) Plays A&R. Client #1: Shroud of Despondency

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, gnarly one-offs, listen On: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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One of the most distinct memories I have pertaining to Milwaukee black metal outfit Shroud of Despondency is as follows: the scene was February 2011, Clearwater Beach, Florida. My wife, kid and I were in the midst of our annual pilgrimage down south in order to escape the depressing, bone-chilling cold of another southern Ontario winter and because metal and deadlines never stop, even when ...