Archive for the ‘stupid crap’ Category

Expain Does Guitar Playthrough. Old Coot Stewart-Panko Whines and Complains.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, listen, stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Most of the promotional methodologies of the digital age are platforms I don't quite get and don't think I'll ever be able to hang with. In addition to the constant fishing for complements that are disguised as update/progress reports ("We've got two-and-a-half new songs written and we can't wait for you guys to hear them!" or "Check out our guitar player recording 30 seconds of scratch ...

Griever’s Love is on the Rocks

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Next month sees the release of Griever's debut full-length, Our Love is Different. Set to be issued by the awesome folk(s) at Vitriol (in addition to that awesomeness, let's not forget about the label's sympathetic side as it deigned to release this bit of un-spellchecked wisdom), Our Love is Different follows on the heels of the San Diego band's Inferior EP, a triple-band split release with VYGR ...

Happy Fucking Easter from the Wise-asses in Old Man Gloom

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, stupid crap On: Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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So, I'm assuming you've all heard about the so-called prank wherein Old Man Gloom and Profound Lord sent out promos of their The Ape of God double album. Included within was new music that wasn't actually new music as it appeared on the official release of the album(s). if you want to read a more thorough dissection of the fun 'n' games, go here. Personally, I didn't get all riled up about it ...

The Decibel Black Friday Book Buying Guide

By: adem Posted in: featured, stupid crap On: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014


For the next few weeks, the Western world will devote much of its time, energy and money to buying stuff. Mostly for other people. And all in the name of a Christian holiday. Or maybe a Jewish one. I don't think there are any Satanic holidays this time of year and if there are, I'm not totally clear on the whole gift-giving protocol. Maybe a pigs head or goat gall bladder? Regardless, if you're ...

Much Better Than a Polar Vortex. Piss Vortex Interviewed

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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The band is called Piss Vortex. They hail from Copenhagen. And if I didn't feel the responsibility to inform you that they play some ferociously angry and chaotically bent grind, as you might imagine a band named Piss Vortex would, I might've just left things to those first two sentences and let you discover the caustic majesty of their colossal noise yourselves. Their self-titled, debut album ...

Introducing Sloths. New EP Stream? Yes. Interview? Sort of.

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Sloths is a Portland-based trio who've been described as a cross between Botch, Slint, Old Man Gloom, Shellac, Converge and NOT the 60's garage/punk band of the same name who recently reconvened in a hail of revivalism and the discovery of their old 45s going for shitloads on eBay! For these particular Sloths, a good marker is if you took the Gravity Records catalogue, fist fucked it with the ...

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 ...

Expain – Vancouver Band Acts Like Wise Acres, Premiere’s New Song and Eviscerates Classic Tune

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen, stupid crap, videos On: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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So, this band from Vancouver called Expain (formerly known as The Almighty Excruciating Pain), who are as indebted to thrash as they are to quick-change jazz, Weired Al Yankovic's discography and dusty recordings of the old Doctor Demento radio show, has a new album coming out. It's self-released (well, sort of, as it was aided in part by a crowdfunding campaign), called Just the Tip and if you, ...

Hey Everyone, Gather ‘Round for KSP’s Over-Intellectualisation of Impaled Nazarene

By: kevin.stewart-panko Posted in: featured, interviews, listen, stupid crap On: Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Admittedly, I haven’t been an obsessive listener of Impaled Nazarene since their formation back in 1990 in the shadowy flanks of Finland’s goat brothels. However, the 2000s have had me come around to the realms of fan-dom and once they started making regular rotation at the ol' homestead, I noticed something on each of their last few albums. Now, before I ramble on, please remember that whole ...

BREWTAL TRUTH: The Next Generation

By: adem Posted in: featured, gnarly one-offs, liver failure, stupid crap On: Friday, March 28th, 2014

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We'll get the self-congratulatory crap out of the way right up front. We've been writing about craft beer in America's only monthly extreme music magazine since 2009. No one else was writing about beer and metal at the time. So, we'll go ahead and plant the we-were-there-first flag in that one. But, if you've been following along, you've probably noticed that we are no longer the ONLY media ...