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Strife Up Your Life

October 15, 2010

The first time I went to CMJ was, I dunno, eight years ago when I lived in Seattle. It coincided with Halloween, as usual, and having little petty cash or patience for costuming, I decided to take the super-innovative “Dawn of the Dead zombie” approach. The only problem was, instead of mixing my $2.99 Duane…

The Pretty Feckless

October 14, 2010

I’ve never seen a woman made of 100% guns and skank but check out the piece of meat Revolver has laid out on the slab for their new “Hottest Chicks” issue. Known for their substantive music reporting and progressive views on gender equality, the editors have again decided to beg you to jerk off on…

Hull “Viking Funeral” Streaming MP3

October 13, 2010

Brooklyn bruisers Hull were kind of enough to give us permission to stream the entire Viking Funeral EP. Actually, Viking Funeral isn’t so much an EP as it’s is an epically long (16 minutes and 51 seconds) song. EPs are classified as, according to Wikipedia not the RIAA or Billboard, “a musical recording which contains…

They Missed the Train to Mars… and Hell

October 13, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL5S5_16t8E Over 1.5 million homeless children in the U.S.A. What are we doing??? This is what the Los Angeles rap-rock band Imperial Stars asks on their website directly below the image of a sports car flying through space. These complete and utter sacks of shit caused a traffic jam in L.A. yesterday by blocking three…

Heart (Failure) Work

October 12, 2010

This one’s for all our Los Angelean mutants: If you don’t have your heart set on shoving it away too long to snuff the rooster (i.e. the BlackDiamondSkye boner-rock fiesta at Gibson Amphitheatre), blast on over to Footsies on N. Figueroa tonight for this Decibel-icious grind-tastic DJ night. The flier says it all, but I’ll…

I Want To Close My Eyes… Forever

October 7, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uakxkjYMDI In our continuing look at hall of fame music videos, today we have In This Moment with their song “Fetish Cam Whore and Gay Wolverine Kiss.” Also called “The Promise,” the video is the perfect example of, to quote Youtube user sevenfoldrules, “an awesome duet between scream users.” Indeed. Taking place in a poorly…

This is The Video of the Year (NSFW)

October 7, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UES1eNy9qo Right about now, all your favorite (and most-hated!) Decibel writers are hustling to get their year-end lists together for the Big Man In Charge. But I’d like to take an opportunity to share with you my favorite video of the year. It eclipses “genre,” so don’t go bitching about how it’s not metal. Blow me—this…

The “Heavy Metal Picnic” Trailer Is Here

October 6, 2010

Grab a bucket of fried chicken and potato salad. And don’t forget a blanket and some boxed wine. It’s Heavy Metal Picnic time. Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, the fellas behind Heavy Metal Parking Lot, worked their magic with footage taken by Rudy Childs at a 1985 hesher-fest billed as Full Moon Jamboree in Bumfuck,…

Dave Mustaine Looks Like…

October 5, 2010

Rainy days and Tuesdays always get us down here at the Deciblog HQ. Why? Who the hell knows?! Lack of sleep, realizing we’ve run out of Rice Milk after we’ve already poured our cereal, the sole of our right shoe is delaminating, or we just can’t seem to write a catchy headline are all good…

Anal Cunt’s Seth Putnam Celebrity Sex Tape

October 5, 2010

Rumors are that Anal Cunt’s Seth Putnam is releasing a “celebrity” sex tape in support of his upcoming cock rock album on PATAC Records. While not much is known if Putnam is truly going the Warrant route or is merely taking a piss (predicted) with his as-yet-untitled cock rock debut, photos have surfaced showing the…

Vinyl Nerds, you’re fucking dead

October 4, 2010

So after the lukewarm reception the Triple Decker record received last week, here’s another innovative way to present vinyl- with your own shitty ashes. And Vinyly will produce up to 30 records that contain your earthly remains, each one with 24 minutes of whatever audio and artwork you think will somehow represent your life, which…

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBgMk4X9MzA 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…