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New Sodom Tracks “Through Toxic Veins” & “Nothing Counts More Than Blood” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

November 30, 2010

Last week, we here at the Deciblog unfurled two tank-shredding Sodom tunes, “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire”, to much fanfare. Rockets were bursting in air, bombs all red glare, we’re here to prove Sodom’s still gallantly streaming. This week, as previously announced, we have two more daisycutter songs in the form of “Through Toxic…

Live Review: Blind Guardian, Trocadero, November 19, 2010

November 29, 2010

Arrving at the infamous Trocadero later than expected, party Decibel—all one of us—found Holy Grail amping up their final song of the night. Aggressive, competent and young, but replete with every leather pants-ed cliché known to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Manowar, the Californians may (some day) evolve into a formidable heavy metal machine. For…

Happy Thanksgiving, Thankless Bastards!

November 25, 2010

In honor of the holiday most associated with one of the seven deadly sins — gluttony — we’re pleased to give you Death Metal Rooster Explained. True, roosters aren’t turkeys, but to date no one has uploaded a video of a turkey roaring for 30 seconds. Or… Since we think we’re funny, here’s Heretic Soul…

Satyricon – “Nemesis Divina”

November 23, 2010

This much is known: though black metal from the kingdom was initially informed by Venom, Bathory and Hellhammer, inventive teenagers and twentysomethings in Oslo, Bergen and various towns all over the country quickly transformed it into something else.

New Sodom Tracks “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire” Streaming

November 23, 2010

German thrash beasts Sodom released their debut demo, Witching Metal, in 1982. Holy shit! That was 28 years ago. Few of us can remember what we were doing in 1982* — probably watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or wondering, “Who is Ozzy Osbourne? And why does he like bats so much?”, but…

Otalgia, My Sweet Love: Magrudergrind “Crusher” EP Streaming

November 22, 2010

It’s no fucking time to start a record label. Physical sales have been hit by multiple (and surgical) airstrikes, digital downloads have flatlined, and record stores (not the big box crap either) ain’t having it easy. So, what does Scion A/V do? Of all the crazy things to finance, even angelically, Scion A/V have started…

The Wretched End (ex-Emperor) streaming MP3

November 18, 2010

So, two Norwegians — ex-Emperor/ex-Zyklon guitarist Samoth and Mindgrinder/ex-Scum guitarist Cosmo — and one Swede — ex-Dark Funeral/ex-Aeon drummer Nils Fjellström — team up to form The Wretched End. Now, typically Swedes despise the Norwegians for one reason or another (usually because the Norwegian Kronor has more purchasing power than the Swedish Kronor and the…

Doomocalypse Now! Griftegård Streaming MP3s

November 16, 2010

OK, when Albert, Scott K., and myself think doom metal we automatically throw horns, put on our ankle length leather jackets, and head out to the moors for an “atmospheric” photo shoot. Actually, we don’t have moors here in Pennsylvania, but a trip to Centralia, PA always sets the right “mood”. Anyway, there’s been far…

Top 5 Extreme Metal Moments by Kelly Shaefer (Atheist)

November 15, 2010

#5. The end of the “Morrisound” era. In the late ‘80s Morrisound Studios in Tampa was the place to record, and it provided the first real clear production, in my opinion, of double bass work that was happening in the early days of extreme metal. For the first time you were able to hear things…

Top 5 Appalachian Authors by Nate Hall & Meghan Mulhearn (U.S. Christmas)

November 12, 2010

By Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas) #5 John Ehle: The Land Breakers, The Winter People, Trail of Tears. (Describing the Cherokee) Male and female, they were hospitable but uneffusive. The men appeared to be respectful but remained aloof, were secure within themselves. They would shake a stranger’s hand silently while looking off toward the horizon, securing…

A Day in the Lives of Tim Goergen, Joe Cocchi & Jay Van Schelt (Within The Ruins)

November 11, 2010

By Tim Goergen (Within The Ruins) It is always good to come back to the East Coast. Today was in Greenville, NC. After a 10-hour drive through the night from Columbus, GA we finally arrived in Greenville around 2:00 p.m. and immediately hit up the first Wal-Mart we could find. I grabbed some chicken strips…

Simon Hawemann (War from a Harlots Mouth) Top 5 Apocalypse Songs

November 8, 2010

By Simon Hawemann (War from a Harlots Mouth) 5. Swarm of the Lotus – “Nightmare Paint” “Nightmare Paint” is such a twisted and shattering song, it reminds me of grating doors or grating metal even. It sounds like an earthquake, pure chaos, like elemental forces – out of control. Things you would expect to happen…

Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) Video Interview + Live

November 5, 2010

OK, it’s long established that the dudes at Scion A/V and the dudes at Decibel shake hands, break bread together, and then go home to blast some deathly hate over a glass of fine Merlot. If only to discuss and dissect the extremest of extremely extreme metal. That’s what dudes do. When Scion A/V has…

Phobia “If You Used To Be Punk, Then You Never Were” Streaming MP3

November 4, 2010

Since we, rather Albert, wrote the book on the absolutely probable history of death metal and grindcore (available here as a shameful but necessary plugadelic), we felt there has been a dearth of grindcore and grindcore-related things on the Deciblog. We know. We’ve got Sailors With Wax Wings, Valient Thorr, Gene Simmons, and fucking Shadowgarden…

Top 5 Worst Atheist Songs By Steve Flynn (Atheist)

November 3, 2010

During a conversation with Atheist frontman/guitarist, Kelly Shaefer, we jokingly asked him to come up with 5 of Atheist’s worst songs.

Top 5 Worst Atheist Songs By Kelly Shaefer (Atheist)

November 2, 2010

During a conversation with Atheist frontman/guitarist, Kelly Shaefer, we jokingly asked him to come up with 5 of Atheist’s worst songs. Now, normally this is no-go territory for any artist with a high sense of self worth, but Shaefer was a cool dude about it. In fact, he laughed. And then said, “I fucking hate…

White Moth “Smiles Warm Red Light” Video Primiere

November 1, 2010

What do Atari Teenage Riot and Blut Aus Nord have in common? Uh, hard to tell, but Sailors With Wax Wings and Pyramids mastermind R. Loren knows the connection and would probably wax scholastically — existential attributes reinforced by repetition — about it. Turns out when R. Loren isn’t busy with bridging shoegaze/post-punk and black/doom…

Valient Thorr Tour Diary, Part 667 (Skipped 666; Final)

October 29, 2010

By Valient Himself (Valient Thorr) Alahoyus. This will be the final transmission of the VALIENT THORR FALL- INTO MADNESS TOURR. Or the VALIENT THORR AUTUMN OF 1000 CHARACTERS TOURR. Or whatever. I like to change the name nightly. We have definitely met some interesting cats out there this go round. When we last left off,…

Mike Huckabee Endorses Torche + Gutfeld Interview

October 27, 2010

Former Arkansas governor, presidential candidate, and current Huckabee talk show host Mike Huckabee is Fox News Channel’s first (and possibly last) “Doom Metal Expert”. No shit! Decibel doesn’t even have a resident “Doom Metal Expert” — well, Scott Koerber and EIC Mr. Mudrian have the right credentials, but have never self-proclaimed “I am a Doom…

Carnifex (Nefarium) interviewed

October 26, 2010

What is black metal?Carnifex: Nefarium’s (Myspace link) primary thought concerns the communicative aspect, with the idea that a black metal listener could understand a message of hate and anger towards those elements that can be [considered] personal. In an apathetic and driven world, powered by hypocrisy, we seek personal illumination to give the most adequate…

Five Appalachian People Who Rule by Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas)

October 25, 2010

By Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas) I can’t say this is a “Top 5” list, because I couldn’t possibly rank Appalachian people on any kind of scale. Some of these are people I have known, others I never met. All of them are distinctly Appalachian. Popcorn Sutton — Maggie Valley, NC. The late great moonshiner Marvin…

A Week On The Road With Red Fang

October 22, 2010

By Road Chief Chris Coyle (Red Fang) What’s happened the first week of tour? Hmm… Man, nothing all that exciting. Kinda like every other tour going out there. You know, after the first show we swerved to miss a deer and rolled the van twice in the middle of I-5, walked away with only a…

Brain Banger “Procession” Streaming MP3

October 22, 2010

When we’re not harpooning our ears with death (mostly), grind (somewhat mostly), doom (only Albert and Scott Koerber), and black metal (lately mostly Albert and Bruno Guerreiro), we’re rocking our argyle socks off to bands like Brain Banger. Featuring 2/3 of Young Widows, Louisville, Kentucky’s (un)fortunate sons have things tuned just right to treat —…

Day in the Life of R. Loren (Sailors With Wax Wings), Part I

October 21, 2010

By R. Loren (Sailors With Wax Wings) Wake up. Email. Feed, dress, entertain daughter. Take daughter to daycare. Go to work. Scramble to prepare lesson plan on Mary Shelley and the Gothic Novel while listening to Xasthur’s Portal Of Sorrow. Respond to emails on my phone from Derek at Solid PR regarding press for Sailors…

Johan Ericsson’s (Shadowgarden) Top 5 Swedish Gothic Metal Records

October 19, 2010

By Johan Ericsson (Shadowgarden, Draconian, Doom:VS) 5. Bay Laurel – Where Pain Comes to Die (2000) This is a forgotten gem. I don’t know what the sales were for this album but I guess not many people have heard it. After releasing a couple of albums and EPs this came to be their final release….

James Delgado’s (Kill The Client) Top 5 Influential Tunes + Streaming Kill The Client MP3

October 18, 2010

By James Delgado (Kill The Client) We never really sounded like any of these bands in the end but the spirit of these specific songs were what we were tuning into back when we started this band up and after digging this little list up and playing it back all these years later… it still…

Incantation NYC Hall Of Fame Show – Moved

October 18, 2010

U.S. death metallers Incantation have had their Onward To Golgotha Hall of Fame show moved to Club Europa on November 20th, 2010. Again, the show will not take place at Rebel as previously published. Club Europa is located at: Europa Night Club 98 Meserole Ave. (corner of Manhattan Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11222 Incantation will perform…

Valient Thorr Tour Diary, Part 665 (Almost Over)

October 15, 2010

By Valient Himself (Valient Thorr) Alahoyus Broskeetos, and Broskeetas. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you from out here in the concrete jungle.  This tour should have been called something with the words awesome, endurance, wisdom, speed, courage, and hecticness in there.  Come see Valient Thorr in the SUPER AWESOME SPEED…

Black Anvil Video Interview + Live

October 15, 2010

Scion Rock Fest 2010: Black Anvil Interview from Scion A/V on Vimeo. Black Anvil may’ve formed out of the ashes of punk outfit Kill Your Idols three short years ago, but today they’re a black/thrash powerhouse. New album, Triumvirate, is merely the beginning of the New Yorkers’ future reign as kings of U.S. aggression. Recognizing…

Top 5 Things Red Fang Has Made With Beer Cans

October 14, 2010

By Road Chief Chris Coyle (Red Fang) Well, Decibel, you pose a question that can only lead to more questions: Are the cans full or empty? Twelve ounce, tall boys or king kans? Domestic or import? You see, we are no strangers to the beer can in any form and have dedicated the better part…