Justin Norton

Stream the new Deadkill album

January 21, 2014

Deciblog faithful, for your streaming pleasure we have the new Deadkill album No, Never! available starting today from our friends at Good To Die Records. Give it a listen and then read a track-by-track breakdown from the band. Orpheus Bryan Krieger: Brutal opera about descending into the depths of hell for one you love: love…

STREAMING: Godhunter’s “Brushfires”

January 15, 2014

For your streaming pleasure today we are premiering the track “Brushfires” from Arizona’s Godhunter, a nasty hybrid of thrash and sludge. Preorder the album City Of Dust here from The Compound. Some details on the track follow the stream. Brushfires is an analogy for the divisiveness that embroils the political nature of mankind. In that…

At War With Sooners: Behind the Okie Baphomet Lawsuit

January 13, 2014

We weren’t surprised to find out that one of the people involved with efforts to place a gigantic Baphomet statue on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is connected with extreme metal. I guess we’re just happy that they are pursuing their goals through civil discourse rather than pulling a Burzum. Brian Werner is a High Priest…

At War With Sooners: Thoughts On The Okie Baphomet

January 9, 2014

The day Christians have long feared, the day that would part the Heavens and kick-start the apocalypse, is upon us. In the unsuspecting locale of Oklahoma City, a group of enterprising Satanists is working (not via hex or spell, mind you, but the legitimate channels of public policy) to place a gigantic statue of Baphomet…

Bongs and Blood: Stream the new Cannabis Corpse / Ghoul split

January 8, 2014

Readers might already have a heads up on the new Cannabis Corpse album From Wisdom To Baked, due this spring (if not check out the studio short in our February issue). The band also has a “joint” project with Ghoul that’s out now on Tankcrimes. Stream the entire Splatterhash split below and order it here….

Live Report: Neurosis in San Francisco

January 2, 2014

I once heard a story about a deaf neighbor in our townhouse complex who blasted music at all hours. When one of the neighbors went to complain he learned that the man would sit on the floor and let the rhythm wash over him so he could “feel” the music. Even for those fortunate enough…

Decibel Premiere: IRON REAGAN video

December 18, 2013

Today we close down operations for the Wednesday afternoon Deciblog in 2013 with one more batch of awesome. Thank you to the people and bands who have contributed, been interviewed or offered up their work for public appraisal on hump day this year. Iron Reagan has received a lot of love in our world: Worse…

Watership Down: Stream the new RABBITS collection

December 11, 2013

Like bizarre stuff? Like cool covers of hardcore classics? Then you will dig our full album stream of Singles, Other Shit from Portland’s RABBITS. Take a listen below and then read the “virtual” liner notes compiled for your friends at Decibel. You can check our RABBITS on Facebook and pick up a copy from Eolian…

Low Fidelty: F*%ck The Halls

December 4, 2013

This summer, Neill Jameson wrote an article for us that more or less took over part of the Internet for a day and even got some love from the late Roger Ebert’s website. Neill — also the creator of one of our 100 best black metal records (for Krieg’s The Black House) has an open…

STREAMING: The Lion’s Daughter — “Gods Much More Terrible”

November 27, 2013

Chances are you are already buzzed — it’s one of the biggest nights for the bar business in the country. Either that or you are slaving away in the kitchen preparing food that your in-laws will quickly scarf and won’t appreciate. So, we don’t expect much of your time and attention on the Deciblog this…

STREAMING: Warfather’s “My Queen Shall Not Be Mourned”

November 20, 2013

It’s been more than a decade since Steve Tucker played death metal as vocalist and bassist of Florida titans Morbid Angel. His first album with the band was Formulas Fatal To The Flesh, an underrated gem that we named one of the best 100 death metal albums in our special last year. Tucker is back…

STREAMING: Sandrider’s “Champions”

November 15, 2013

It’s been a busy week of streaming action at the Deciblog and we’re closing it out with yet another premiere. We’re happy to present the track “Champions” off Sandrider’s forthcoming album Godhead (out November 19). Check out Facebook to learn more about an upcoming appearance on KEXP and get tour dates. Champions by Sandrider Here’s…

STREAMING: Puig Destroyer’s “First To Third”

November 14, 2013

Any devoted reader of Decibel and the Deciblog knows that most of the folks here are passionate about grindcore and baseball. So there’s no better way to mourn the end of the season and prepare for the long wait for spring training than a new Puig Destroyer track. Stream “First To Third” below — it…

STREAMING: Monster Magnet bonus track “One Dead Moon”

November 13, 2013

One of the downsides of the staggering amount of album formats these days is finding all the extra tracks. Fortunately, our friends in Hall Of Fame certified Monster Magnet (Dopes for Infinity) are sharing some of the extra goodies on their new album Last Patrol. Here’s Dave Wyndorf on the bonus track “One Dead Moon,”…

Watch some new Imperial Triumphant footage

November 6, 2013

At the Deciblog, we strive to find things for your listening pleasure. Occasionally, we can take it a step further like today with some excellent footage of the experimental black metal band Imperial Triumphant shot recently in their hometown of New York City (get past the slightly shaky start and things look better). Check out…

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #1

October 30, 2013

André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches at Turbodog Yoga in Chicago, IL. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his blog. When I tour, I notice that parts of my body start to hurt once that I begin sitting in a…

Streaming: Pentagram (Chile) — “The Apparition”

October 23, 2013

We have some streaming goodness available for the Deciblog faithful today. Please check out the new tune “The Apparition” from Pentagram (Chile) below. Frontman Anton Reisenegger said the following about the track: “‘The Apparition’ must be one of my favorite tracks on the album because it has this amazing early Slayer vibe. Haunting The Chapel…

Decibel Exclusive: Tesco Vee On The Return Of The Meatmen!

October 16, 2013

Stick around long enough and you might get the things you always wanted. For some kids that’s a medical degree or a wedding fit for Disney. What I wanted was to hang out with Tesco Vee, the imposing frontman of The Meatmen who made me laugh on a daily basis with juvenile sexual ripostes on…

Full Album Stream: Satanic Malfunctions

October 15, 2013

It’s been more than 22 years since the UK hardcore act Satanic Malfunctions has released any music (Disgrace To Humanity, 1990). Decibel is proud to present a full album stream of the comeback Them, released by Selfmadegod and available for purchase here. After the stream check a quick q and a with drummer Ade. It’s…

Metal MBA: Fatality’s tips for successful crowdfunding

October 2, 2013

Everyone is trying to crowdfund their metal projects these days. But what is the right way to, essentially, ask strangers for money to help do something you love? Toronto thrashers Fatality did it right. Today, they’ll tell the Deciblog faithful how they did it and what they learned. *** Hello friends! This is Adam Zlotnik,…

Inside The Shredder’s Studio #8: Eric Daniels of GSBC and Asphyx

September 25, 2013

There are few guitarists on the planet that get the shredder’s studio worked up as much as former Asphyx and current Grand Supreme Blood Court guitarist Eric Daniels. He writes the riffs that awaken your inner caveman. Eric was kind enough to drop in from across the pond and tell us how he started playing…

Let’s help Jason Becker

September 18, 2013

The folks who work hard to bring you the extremely extreme each week might be cantankerous but that doesn’t mean we don’t look out for our fellow man. Case in point: the gifted guitarist Jason Becker, who was struck with with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which most readers know as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease…

Metal India: An Interview With Demonstealer Records

September 4, 2013

Metal has always been a global phenomenon. However, one of the communities we don’t hear too much about outside of some fine work by filmmaker Sam Dunn is India. Decibel wanted to get a closer look at what’s going on in India and how globalization and cultural shifts are shaping metal music there. We had…

Decibel Premiere: A Pale Horse Named Death video

August 28, 2013

Throughout the summer, we walked readers through the making of the new A Pale Horse Named Death video in the blog series “A Glimpse Behind The Horse.” Today, we’re premiering the video exclusively on the Deciblog. Watch the video for “DMSLT” below and then let us know what you think.

STREAMING: Scythe’s “Leather Aggressor”

August 23, 2013

In recent years, Chicago has been home to all sorts of experimental and off-the-path metal. Lest you forget it’s also the hometown of Paul Speckmann of Master, scads of restaurants that serve large racks of meat and tons of old-school goodness. On that note, Decibel is happy to provide an exclusive stream of Scythe’s “Leather…

Let’s help Joe Wickstrom

August 21, 2013

A member of our extended family needs your help. Joe Wickstrom is the bassist of Atriarch and has played with numerous Portland bands. He was diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease in 2011 and has had a tough go. The disease narrows the arteries and makes it tough for blood to reach the limbs and extermities….

The Deciblog Interview: Jack Grisham

August 14, 2013

Jack Grisham’s place in the world of punk and extreme music is secure. In the early 80s, he was the volatile frontman of T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty), a band that along with Black Flag and the Circle Jerks defined southern California hardcore. He handled vocals on their debut EP and the eternal classic Dance…

Low Fidelity: The Reality Of The Record Business, circa 2013

August 7, 2013

Neill Jameson is best known to readers as Imperial, frontman of the excellent USBM band Krieg. Along with Blake Judd, Wrest and Thurston Moore (!) he was also part of the black metal project Twilight. I got to know Neill during an interview about three years ago and we’ve kept in touch since. As our…

Decibel exclusive: New Malevolent Creation song!

August 2, 2013

It’s been three years since we’ve heard a peep from death metal originals Malevolent Creation (with Invidious Dominion, in 2010). Decibel is lucky to get our hands and ears on a new track called “Face Your Fear.” Drummer Gus Rios tells us that it’s the first of many the band is writing. Stream “Face Your…

STREAMING: New Gigan

July 31, 2013

We’re fans of musical nuttiness here at the Deciblog. And there’s nothing nuttier — or more impressive — than the colossal mindfuck that is Gigan. We received an advance copy of their new album Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science (due from Willowtip on October 15 — preorder details to be announced soon). We’re happy to…