Jesse Chase

Pig Destroyer – “Prowler in the Yard”

June 25, 2013

DB HOF NO. 102 The making of Pig Destroyer’s “Prowler in the Yard” released: 2001 label: Relapse —————————————————– If you’ve been a regular Decibel reader over the years, it may be hard to believe that there was a time when Pig Destroyer weren’t one of the most popular and revered bands in underground extreme music. We haven’t…

Episode DB001 – August 2013 Issue Preview

June 18, 2013

Decibel is (more or less) proud to bring you its first Extremely Extreme Podcast! Enjoy the intro music, courtesy of GWAR’s Oderus Urungus, stay for the expletive-ridden banter between Editor in Chief Albert Mudrian and Managing Editor Andrew Bonazelli, who preview the August issue. Featuring: Pig Destroyer “Piss Angel”Dark Tranquillity “Sorrow’s Architect”

Queensrÿche – “Operation: Mindcrime”

August 24, 2011

The Queensrÿche of today hardly resembles the leather-clad, high energy band of young metallers that burst onto the global underground in 1983.

All the Colors of the Dark

February 23, 2011

Hey, St. Louis! (or anyone in the Midwest willing to haul it over and under the arches). Starting March 16, our friends at the Awful Nice gallery are showcasing some of the most prominent underground artists creating “work driven by a heavy metal, fantastic or psychedelic aesthetic,” for a show called All the Colors of…

Dismember – “Like an Everflowing Stream”

August 1, 2010

Mea culpa: It’s hard not to mention Entombed when discussing this month’s Hall of Fame inductee, Dismember’s 1991 debut full-length Like an Ever Flowing Stream. It’s also a bit tired and unfair to both.

Free Music from Nero Order

July 26, 2010

It’s nice to waltz into a summer weekend with some free wicked sick tuneage, so thanks to San Francisco’s Nero Order you can download one of their epic tracks for zero money down. True DIY acolytes, the band self-financed the recording of debut album The Tower, and are also releasing it their own damn selves….

Woods of Ypres Tour Diary Finale

July 26, 2010

After traveling 10 000 miles (or 16 500 kilometers for us Canadians), playing all across North America, canceling / missing two shows, suffering through two broken windows, and much more, Woods of Ypres is finally finished their independently booked and managed tour. On the downside: “Multiple stolen possessions.” On the upside: “No sickness, disfigurement, or…

Eyehategod Tour Diary, Part Trois

July 23, 2010

By Mike Williams & Gary Mader (Eyehategod) Boston, MA 6/15/10 Pulled into Boston at 3:30; load in not until 6 p.m. Hours of nothing to do as usual. The show tonight is at the Cambridge Elk’s Lodge, very much like playing at a rented out Lion’s Home, or an old VFW hall. The promoter had…

Confirmed: Beavis and Butt-head are Returning

July 23, 2010

“Beavis and Butt-Head are not role models. They’re not even human. They’re cartoons. Some of the things they do would cause a person to get hurt, expelled, arrested, possibly deported. To put it another way: Don’t try this at home.” It was recently confirmed that one of the greatest television shows ever in the history…

Cephalic Carnage / Summer Slaughter Tour Diary Pt. 2

July 22, 2010

Today, I learned about “feather footing.” Y’see, I’ve never driven a 15-passenger van before, let alone one with a trailer the size of my dining room towed behind it. During my quick tutorial, I learned that in order to prevent the engine from overheating, you’re supposed to not depress too hard on the gas and…

Heavy Mondays

July 22, 2010

Shameless Self-Promotion Alert: As you can perhaps infer from the tastefully designed flyer above, Repulsion mastermind Scott Carlson and I are starting what promises to be a sufficiently killer DJ night at Footsie’s in Los Angeles (2640 N. Figueroa, 90065), mere blocks from Decibel‘s L.A. Bureau. Naturally, we will be spinning only the finest in…

The 8-bit Pit

July 21, 2010

httpv:// If you’ve already seen the Super Mario Castle Theme covered by Death Metal band Nylithia, you don’t have to brag. Many in the metal world have already enjoyed the Canadian band crushing it old school while Mario does some sort of jump squat headbang I haven’t seen pulled off since the ’80s. Now it’s…

Wages of Din Contest Winner

July 21, 2010

Scott Seward here, noise fans. As many of you may or may not know, in between the reviews of bad metalcore albums and really bad nü-thrash records in Decibel, I have a tiny little column entitled Wages of Din. Every month it is my great fortune to hip you to some of the finest new…

Cephalic Carnage/Summer Slaughter Tour Diary

July 21, 2010

Day 0 – BUFFALO, NY – SAN DIEGO, CA This year marks the 28th anniversary of the first and last time I ever visited my mother’s country of birth, the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica. There are a lot of things about that journey that are surprisingly fresh in my memory: the hurricane-beaten exteriors of…