Many (frozen, full-, mystic, etc etc.) moons ago we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of those essential headbanging, face-melting titles that make your collection extremely extreme. While the temperatures may soar in the midsummer months, this month’s Decibel Meter , corresponding to the issue with Immortal on the cover, is sure to deliver a winterstorm of blizzard beasts to bulk up your collection.
On their ninth full-length, the first in as many years, and the first without founding member Abbath, black metal mainstays Demonaz and Horgh return with Northern Chaos Gods, an album that is more Immortal than ever before. “This is the first time in my life where there was no outside influence at all,” explained founding member/lyricist/guitarist/now-vocalist Demonaz. “The last four years I’ve been listening to more Immortal than anybody else.” To get the full, inside, more frozen-than-absolute-zero story on the album you can grab Decibel #166 here; or, you can skip all that wordy business and head to the fye page and get right to the point.
Other mandatory metal additions to your collection include Skeletonwitch’s sixth full-length, and first LP with vocalist Adam Clemans, Devouring Radiant Light, which represents a triumphantly melodic stride into bold new territory for the band. Not one to miss! Further big new titles include Obscura’s concluding piece to their concept arc, Diluvium; doommongers Witchsorrow’s (successful) attempt to darken the summer sun on Hexenhammer; and stoner legends Orange Goblin’s powerhouse of a return, The Wolf Bites Back. Or, if you’re looking to fill in a few gaps in your collection, this month would be a great time to remedy that mistake of selling off Sepultura’s classic Arise (we promise not to tell anyone about that).
For the wax junkies, fye is also offering three exclusive picks this month: the expanded thrash essential Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good: The Final Kill by Megadeth in white vinyl; orange marble vinyl of Bullet for My Valentine’s Gravity; and exclusive red vinyl of The Agony Scene’s Tormentor.
To check out what else is on the list, and bring the frostdemon winterstorms of Blashyrkh to the heart of, uh, a scorching summer with record highs, check out the full list of this month’s Decibel Meter at f.y.e.’s website, or head straight to the nearest f.y.e location.