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Why yes, there was almost a Metallica video game once

April 4, 2012

Back before Metallica wrung out the last of their fans accumulated goodwill with the release of KSP’s boyfriend, St. Anger, there was an idea to do something that would have either mitigated the backlash or increased it ten fold. An unnamed racing/battle game was to be released, inspired by the band, their music and, well,…

Dave Mustaine releases another thing worse than ‘Risk’

March 28, 2012

Endless excretor Dave Mustaine decided it was about time to unleash another turdlet in the punch bowl of public discourse by affirming his fuzzy knowledge of history, geography and conspiracism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpZzFYYWFj8&t=7m52s (If you go back a little you’ll hear the equally incredible assertion that Rick Santorum could be the next JFK.) So yes, Mustaine is…

The Decibel Magazine Tour Official Video Trailer

March 28, 2012

The unholy unification of Euro extremists Behemoth, Watain, the Devil’s Blood and In Solitude on this spring’s Decibel Magazine will be having its way with U.S. audiences in just a couple weeks. But the official tour trailer is here now: Psyched? You should be. Go get your tickets here. See you down in front.

It’s Like Fucking a Dead Whore

March 22, 2012

Alright kids, first things first, watch this: While I’m tempted to leave all commentary about Italian death metallers Fomento’s “Necropotency” in the capable hands of our Shane Mehling who, when he watched the video and listened to said tune, was quoted as saying, “Holy cocksucking Jesus,” I decided to do a little digging beyond the…

A Day In the Life of UK Crossover Kings SSS

March 20, 2012

Ever wondered what the Liverpudlian quartet SSS did when they weren’t thrashing and crossing over? We did, too. We also just wanted to use the word “Liverpudlian.” Weird word obsessions and juvenile humor aside, apparently the folks over at Vice (along with Vans) decided to document 24 hours (more or less) with with the band…

Exclusive Video Premiere From “Last Days Here”

February 28, 2012

Much of Bobby Liebling’s life seems completely improbable. The Pentagram singer, despite a decades-long battle with drug addiction, is alive today and still performing. And Pentagram’s musical career/trajectory has been even more bizarre. Starting in the early ’70s, the band has experienced tumultuous lineup changes (and break-ups), botched recording deals and enough drama for a…

Paradise Lost haunts the chapel, Parts I & II

February 28, 2012

Without spilling too much digital ink, we’d like say we’re pretty chuffed — as Mick Harris would say circa ’91 — to be premiering not one but two studio reports for beloved doom metal outfit Paradise Lost. The Yorkies — not the dog, natch — are preparing for the release of new album, Tragic Idol,…

Join SIGH “Far Beneath the In-Between”

February 14, 2012

This morning Decibel has the distinct honor of premiering the latest aural/visual mindfuck from long-running Japanese experimental black metal practitioners SIGH. The track, “Far Beneath the In-Between,” is taken from the band’s upcoming Candlelight Records release In Somniphobia, an otherworldly, beguiling, frequently bizarre medley of various metals (black, traditional, prog) shot through with folk, jazz,…

Bitches, Listen… to the New Robocop Jam “Word Virus”

February 2, 2012

A sharp blast of powerviolence and sludge, with intricate lyrics and a pitch-perfect cover of Napalm Death’s “You Suffer,” Maine trio Robocop’s 2011 full-length Robocop II is easily one of the best releases on Grindcore Karaoke to date. Maybe we’re a little biased, because Robocop guitarist Ryan Page is consistently one of the most droll…

HYSTERICAL: Hysteria – The Def Leppard Story, awful biopic, comedy gold

January 30, 2012

Firstly, kudos to Ben Ward of Orange Goblin for posting this on Facebook today and reminding us that This is Spinal Tap doesn’t have a monopoly on eliciting belly laughs at the expense of rock and metal’s superstars. You may like Def Leppard, and even those who don’t may still appreciate “Rocks Off” from On…

Say hello to the weekend with RED FANG’s “Hank is Dead” video

January 27, 2012

Oh praise be! The most miserable month of the year is all but over and it’s the weekend. This has been such a dry-mouthed hump of a month, but when Red Fang released their video for their super-catchy loose-minded stoner jam “Hank is Dead” the Deciblog made like Barney Gumble with the non-alcoholic champagne and…

We Like ‘Girls Don’t Like Metal’

January 25, 2012

As any old schooler can attest to, gender equality in metal has never been better. But that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a very vocal contingent of the ever expanding scene that thinks chicks are dumb sluts who only go to shows because they’re drawn by the arousing potpourri of dread, sweat and a beer…

Into the Pit: A389 Records 8th Anniversary Bash

January 19, 2012

In a couple days time, if you’re looking for something to do in Baltimore that doesn’t involve dodging bullets or dealing with shitty temperature fluctuations, why not mosey your bulbous buttocks down to the Sonar Compound to help celebrate A389 Records’ eighth birthday? The label is one of our favourites around these parts and now…

Metal Machine Music

December 20, 2011

Don’t worry, this post has nothing to do with Lou Reed or his 1975 two-LP celebration of noise as “music.” Although, given the choice of listening to that album or LuLu, we’d take the former in a heartbeat. But we digress. We’re actually here to distract you from the ridiculousness of the season with a…

Remembering Chuck Schuldiner

December 13, 2011

Ten years ago death metal pioneer Chuck Schuldiner lost his battle with cancer. As the fervor surrounding recent Death and Control Denied reissues clearly demonstrates, the man’s legacy has only continued to grow in the intervening years. There are several great remembrances floating around today — I particularly recommend NPR’s “Death is Never Finished” and…

2012 Hard Rock/Metal Grammy Noms Revealed, Hilarity Ensues

December 6, 2011

Sure, ripping the annual Grammy nominations (and then later the inevitable head-scratching winner, see above) is like shooting fish in a barrel, but we must point out that to be so utterly clueless about a major part of the music business (metal) for so long really does take some effort. At this point we can’t…

Flesh Parade Installment 2: “Everything Went Black” Tattoo

November 10, 2011

Ah! It’s wonderful to get a tattoo up here that’s not on a man’s ass. Jack, from the valley of the dolls, brings us this fantastic pale slab of Black Flag ink. He clearly had the right idea when he got it. I don’t think you can fuck up with a Black Flag tat, and…

In My Eyes In Your Eyes

November 8, 2011

As a Northeast male of a certain age I was psyched to see Revelation Records post the “ill-fated” unfinished documentary on the last show of straight-edge hardcore band In My Eyes, along with a cool little epilogue from guitarist Anthony Pappalardo… EDGE DAY 2000: The Last Show Of In My Eyes from Revelation Records on…

Hair Metal Domination

November 3, 2011

Let’s face it: everyone from skate-shorts-sporting thrashers and isolationist of ‘troo kvlt’ black metal church burners to gurgling death metalheads and flat-brimmed hardcore heads loves hair metal. If they say they, they’re fucking lying. If it’s not the good time, formulaic party music, it’s the fantastical lyrics and ongoing hope that all it takes for…

PREMIERE: Vallenfyre “Cathedrals of Dread” Video

October 29, 2011

Earlier this month, we had the desolate delight in premiering Vallenfyre’s–featuring Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh on vocals/guitar, Paradise Lost drummer Adrian Erlandsson, My Dying Bride’s Hamish Glencross on guitar, and Doom bassist Scoot–new song “Desecrated“. To say it raised a few eyebrows would be an understatement. Who knew six string moper Mackintosh had the balls…

Exhumed! On Tour! Fuck Yeah!

October 20, 2011

‘Round about this time next week, gore metal legends, Exhumed will be embarking on their first eastern North American tour since the last time there was no more room in hell and the dead previously walked the Earth. The festering quartet already draped the western half of the continent in their gooey claret this past…

TBDM Contest Winner Presents – Cerekloth

October 20, 2011

Remember our Black Dahlia Murder Contest? Yeah, us either, but that won’t stop us from announcing the winner! His name is Keifer, and that’s good enough. Winner. The contest was to find us the most disgusting, grueling, blasting death we’ve never heard of. Keifer won by bringing our attention to Cerekloth. Here is some dirty,…

Vote With a Boss-HM2

October 6, 2011

As I sit and write this from sunny Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, it’s Election Day here in my home province. Today, Ontarians are being asked to go to the polls to elect the Premier of Ontario. I know to a lot of you FOX-watching ass-hats, the word/title of ‘Premier’ sounds suspiciously Soviet-like in its pronunciation, but…

Carlsberg Beer Tests Your Intestinal Fortitude

September 26, 2011

Here’s some genius advertising. Imagine you and a friend walk into a movie theater filled with 148 very uncuddly men, and there’s only two seats left. What do you do? Do you muster up the courage to say, “Excuse me, giant, terrifying, tattooed sir,” and politely scooch your way to the seats in the middle…

Melt-Banana Tours North America. KSP Transforms into Pig in Shit, Dancing on Clouds.

September 22, 2011

Can you feel it in the air? For two months starting October 1st, it’s Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and my birthday all rolled into one once again! Throughout my years as an unashamed and drooling Melt-Banana fanboy, whenever the Tokyo’s masters of the musical kitchen sink return to tour North America, I get all giddy in-and-outside…

Al Jazeera’s Look at Mid-East Metal

September 22, 2011

Dubai-based band Nervecell “The best rock is a religious experience,” says Mark Levine, author of Heavy Metal Islam. Yes, sure, but as history has shown, since man first grew hair on his ass, if you happen to belong to the wrong religion, it’s reason enough for you to die in a hail of bullets. And…

Skeletonwich Exclusive Video Reveal of Triple Gatefold Art

September 20, 2011

OK, vinyl nerds, pay attention. What you’re about to witness is a little teaser from the fellas in Skeletonwitch and their label Prosthetic Records. In case you haven’t heard, Skeletonwitch will be releasing their fourth long-player, Forever Abomination, via Prosthetic on October 11 in North America. It’ll be available in three different formats but the…

Yo! Bum Rush the (Morbid Angel) Show

September 12, 2011

Cuidado, homies. Fans at the September 8 Morbid Angel concert in Santiago, Chile, were not taking any shit from walkie-talkie-wielding security guards in windbreakers, Blabbermouth reports. Hell no. They broke right through whatever flimsy human barricade was in place like a pack of wild dogs. While some guards attempted to do their jobs, the security…

No Running to the Hills Today

August 31, 2011

Even though Iceland is bankrupt, cold and Bjork is printed on their money, 200 of its peoples are getting real tired of being in America, especially during the three dozen simultaneous natural disasters on the east coast. So what do you do when you need to get back to your homeland but regular planes are…

Finally Here: Decibel’s Swoop Haircut Generator!

August 18, 2011

Are you oblivious to trends in fashion and style? Are you a filthy long hair who doesn’t own a single hair product, except, understandably, Head & Shoulders? Have you ever wondered what yourself or a colleague would look like with a swoop haircut? Why not, right? Or maybe you’re trying to get your band into…