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Studio Report: YOB

June 20, 2011

Artist: YOB Title: ATMA Producer: Mike Scheidt Studio: Dogwood Recording, Eugene, OR Recording Dates: May 3 to 24 Release Date: Aug. 16, 2011 Label: Profound Lore YOB frontman Mike Scheidt has spent the past 10 minutes describing the new gear he’s rounded up for the band’s sixth album, titled ATMA. Having about as much expertise…

Zippy’s = Seattle’s Metal Burger Joint

June 6, 2011

You’re probably familiar with the Grill ‘Em All food truck and Kuma’s Corner, two notorious heavy metal-themed beef huts. But a Decibel writer tipped me to an overlooked den of blazin’ beefitude known as Zippy’s Giant Burgers, and it is arguably the most metal of them all, thanks to the guy above and to the…

Plop Culture Dump O The Day: Happy Birthday Cee Lo Green

May 30, 2011

Photo: Cee Lo Green, working out his Immortal aspirations. Perhaps our most high-profile Closet Metalhead to date, Cee Lo Green turns 37 today. I had the honor of interviewing him for Decibel #76, and in case you missed it (order it here), here’s an excerpt: When I was a kid, we would go out to…

Plop Culture Dump O the Day: Lady Gaga’s “Heavy Metal Lover”

May 23, 2011

Photo: Redferns “I want your whiskey mouth all over my blonde south.” YES. Any song that starts out with a reference to a little ra-ra-ooh-la-la has our backing. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way has been leaking faster than Rush Limbaugh’s diaper, and one of the latest tracks to show up is “Heavy Metal Lover.” Typical…

Plop Culture Dump O the Day: Hesher Likes It Dirty

May 16, 2011

Hesher is a movie about Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, looking like a young, malnourished Phil Anselmo) who helps prepubescent T.J. endure the abject misery that is his life. Hesher does so by burning houses, walking around in his tighty-whiteys, and basically being a slovenly turd. “Cliff Burton was a big, big inspiration for my character,” Gordon-Levitt…

Plop Culture Dump O the Day: Thor Fans Reprazent

May 10, 2011

Photo: Tony Swatton Thor reigned supreme this weekend, earning $65.7 million with his bulbous hammer. No one was more amped than a sector of humanity known as the Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings. These Viking enthusiasts showed up for the movie at a theater in Glendale, California—a hotbed of Norse activity if ever there was one….

eBay Watch: Devin Townsend’s Spatula

May 9, 2011

Goddamnit! Why didn’t we see this BEFORE Mother’s Day? Forget tulips or perfume or a framed picture of your dumb-ass face. Can you imagine the joy mom would have experienced when she unwrapped Devin Townsend’s spatula? (Er, umm.) And don’t think this is one of those fancy spatulas that’s reserved for holidays and special occasions….

Plop Culture Dump O the Day: My Morning Jacket’s Ode to Black Metal

May 2, 2011

Photo: Roderick Trestrail “Holdin On to Black Metal” is the latest song to be released from My Morning Jacket’s upcoming album Circuital. Surprise: It’s not black metal. It sounds like background music to a 70s swingers club. These Kentucky psych-hippies recorded the track in a church. Doubt they set fire to it. “Oh black metal,…

Plop Culture Dump O the Day: This is Nicolas Cage’s Son

April 27, 2011

Here’s some useless hump-day crap: Nicolas Cage has a 20-year-old son named Weston (the chick on the right) who is in a metal band called Eyes of Noctum. Weston got married to the chick on the left. I read about this on a probably not-at-all-reputable site called Hot Momma Gossip. A little googling uncovered the…

Hit Balls With Ross the Boss (Dictators/Manowar)

April 18, 2011

Photo: Andrew Savulich You’re probably already aware of the Decibel staff’s somewhat unnaturally obsessive love of baseball. On one side, you have Albert and the Phillies; on the other side, you have Andrew and the Mets. When these teams square off, run for cover. And don’t come out until the following day, when the victor…

Exclusive: Stream the New Capsule Album

April 12, 2011

Photo: Mike Ruiz-Unger To loosely quote Ice Cube, today is a good day. The Deciblog is proud to be the only site on the Internut streaming the new album from Miami, FL, hardcore melody makers Capsule. No Ghost is a deliciously dizzying slice of adrenalized pogo-ready jams. It gives you the illusion that your brain…

Plop Culture Dump O The Day: Chicks With Steve Buscemi Eyes

April 11, 2011

Happy Monday everybody. To make it suck a little less, we present you with a Tumblr site that’s actually worth your time. Chicks With Steve Buscemi Eyes,, is one of those things that should have existed from the very beginning of the internet. Google, eBay, and Chicks With Steve Buscemi Eyes—they’re on the same…

Contest: See Fight Amp’s Spring Tour

April 6, 2011

As a Jersey native, I take great pride in posting this contest for my squeaky-freaky brethren in Fight Amp. They just hauled ass with Kylesa and are returning next week to haul even more ass on a four-week tour across the country. Attendance at these shows means you are guaranteed to leave with a sweaty…

Contest: Win Premonition 13’s New 7″

April 4, 2011

We must be doing something right, because the incredibly generous folks over at Volcom gifted us with TEN (10) copies of Premonition 13’s brand-new 7″ to give to TEN (10) deserving Deciblog readers. If you haven’t already, read about Wino’s new venture with his pal of 20 years, Jim “Sparky” Karow, in the current issue…

Russian President Meets His Heroes: Deep Purple

March 28, 2011

President Medvedev meets Deep Purple by tvnportal Well now here’s one we didn’t see coming. Apparently, it’s common knowledge that Russian president Dmitry Medvedev is a huge ‘banger who worships at the altar of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. And since the prepubescent age of 12, his numero uno band has been Deep Purple. Medvedev…

Trend Report: Tea Is The New Mead

March 21, 2011

In the canon of manly (or womanly, thank you very much) things, three drinks reign supreme: beer, whiskey, and coffee. Or so we’ve been told. Wanna really and truly send a rush of blood to your bits? Drink some fuckin’ tea. I’ve been saying for years that tea is the most bitchin’ beverage, but it’s…

Demolish Fanzine Interviews J. Bennett (and Lives!)

March 14, 2011

Photo by Sera Timms Some crazy fool over at Demolish Fanzine had enough formidable fuzz on his beanbag to turn the tables on Decibel‘s very own J. Bennett and make our guy the subject of an interview. Naturally, Brother Bennett delivered intelligent and inimitable answers that—to borrow a phrase he coined—made milk shoot from our…

Virgin America Airlines is Kvlt as Fvck

March 7, 2011

I’m jet lagged and red-eyed to the tits right now, so apologies in advance if this post is incomprehensible. The photo above was taken last night by moi aboard a Virgin America airplane. Instead of having a steward or stewardess go through the whole “what to do in case of an emergency and a dude…

Plop Culture Dumps o’ the Day: Taylor Momsen, Tom Cruise

February 28, 2011

Perhaps said it best with the headline And Satan Just Became Celibate. Taylor Momsen, she of The Grinch that Stole Christmas, Gossip Girl, and The Pretty Reckless, um, fame, performed over the weekend in Toronto in an I Fuck For Satan shirt. We’re pretty sure Satan doesn’t want anything to do with Little Miss…

New Trailer for Thor Movie – It’s Hammer Time!

February 21, 2011

File this one under: shit that demands your inebriated attention. Come May 6, this movie is guaranteed to incite much forehead-smacking from Viking enthusiasts.

WTF o’ the Day: The Grammys Gave This Lady a Stroke (Maybe)

February 14, 2011

The Grammys caused a commotion last night with two major shockers—Justin Bieber was denied and then Arcade Fire got top honors with Album of the Year. Right, we know, you don’t give a shit about either, whatever, but the craziness was too much for CBS reporter Serene Branson. After the jump, watch a video of…

R.I.P. Gary Moore, Guitar God

February 7, 2011

It saddened us to our very boogie-metal core to read about the death of Gary Moore, one of the most dazzling guitar players ever to plug in and rock out. Moore, 58, was found dead in a hotel room in Spain. Best known for his work on Thin Lizzy’s Black Rose, Moore also had a…

Henry Rollins’ Snake Underworld

January 31, 2011

That’s “underworld,” not “underpants.” Moving on. We got wind of an upcoming National Geographic special called Snake Underworld hosted by Henry Rollins. According to reports, “Rollins spent about a week in Florida swamps exploring the fringe of America’s secret snake subculture: snake smugglers, snake breeders, and even those who ‘self-envenomate.’” We were kinda hoping for…

Contest: Win 7 Inches of Skeletonwitch

January 24, 2011

We’ve got 7 sweet inches of Skeletonwitch that are just aching to penetrate your brain. “The Skullsplitter” is part deux of the new 7-inch trilogy from Ohio’s dirty denim-clad metalheads. Incidentally, if you’re familiar with the Viking brew known as Skull Splitter, you’ll notice that the dude on the label looks a lot like the…

Yet Another Shitty Video, Yet Another Shitty Cover

January 17, 2011

We spoke recently about metal being appropriated by the masses and the sorrow that ensues. To help prevent such misdeeds, the Internut needs an enema. Badly. One of the first fecal bombs to be detonated would be this instructional video of two lunkheads in Mexican wrestler masks teaching viewrs how to headbang to a crab-core…

South Pole Dispatch + Special Victims Unit = Let’s Do This

January 13, 2011

The man responsible for bringing up the butt-end of every issue of Decibel, John Darnielle, is currently being courted (no pun intended) for a guest-spot on “Law & Order SVU.” Kinda. Technically, he’s being pimped out to the L&O powers that be by his fans—Darnielle’s that dude in that band the Mountain Goats, but that’s…

Extremely Extreme New Year’s Resolutions 2011

January 10, 2011

We wanted to know what some bands plan to improve upon in the coming year so we could mock their false sense of self-control and ambition. But that’s only because we want to feel better about our donut addiction and incessant farting. We don’t plan on doing anything in 2011 except kicking more ass. It’s…

Chris Bruni (Profound Lore Records) on Discovering New Music

January 7, 2011

Chris Bruni talks about discovering new music growing up from Scion A/V on Vimeo. To celebrate living to see another weekend, here’s a second preview video from Scion A/V’s Music(less) Conference from this past summer. Scion produced videos from all the panels they did at the conference and are launching them on a dedicated site…

Colin Marston (Behold… the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice, Gorguts) Shows You His Crib

January 5, 2011

Studio Tour: Colin Marston – Scion Music(less) Music Conference from Scion A/V on Vimeo. The folks at Scion A/V have once again generously blessed the Deciblog with an exclusive video for your viewing pleasure. In this clip, part of their Music(less) Conference series, guitar/bass/recording maestro Colin Marston of Behold…The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice, and Gorguts takes…

Seriously? Severed Crotch Signs With Amputated Vein Records

December 27, 2010

Not a joke. The Icelandic death metal band inked a deal with a Japanese label that has a similar appreciation for lopping off body parts. In other news, Watain signed with Deplorable Man-Stank Records; Metallica signed with Save Our Dignity Records; GWAR signed with Please Don’t Point That Thing At Me Records; and Dimmu Borgir…