STREAMING: new Evergrey tune “Wrong”

January 28, 2011

To date, Swedish progressive metallers Evergrey haven’t had much Decibel ‘presence’. Maybe a review here, a review there over the course of our six now-infamous years on this silly planet. Will that change? Only Pontificator-in-Chief Albert Mudrian knows for certain. But that hasn’t stopped Evergrey from infiltrating the Deciblog, where, like dreams, all things are…

Crabcore 2.0

January 27, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG-RNq7oRUM I had a whole stream of bile directed towards everyone’s favorite load of pre-teen pandering, Attack Attack!, when I realized their latest record actually came out like six months ago. I assumed an album was on the horizon and I typed out all these dire predictions about its quality. And a quick Googling showed…

More From the Grindfather

January 26, 2011

As you may remember, Richard Johnson and his merry band of grindparents, collectively known as Drugs of Faith, are releasing their first macerating full-length, Corroded, and were kind enough to give us first dibs on their debut video (check it out, again, HERE). Pieces of our interview have appeared and will soon appear, but like…

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Pantera’s “Power Metal”

January 26, 2011

Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The…

Buy the Black Metal Hall of Fame Issue. Win Immortal Tickets!

January 26, 2011

Immortal, Decibel and Nuclear Blast are teaming up to make this February’s All Shall Fall Tour even more chilling, grim and noctambulant. If you’ve been eagerly concocting corpsepaint for the following exclusive domestic dates… 2/19 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre (16 & older) 2/20 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar (all ages) 2/21 –…

Ukrainian Pagan Sons Khors Visit a Shining City on Odin’s Hill

January 25, 2011

Ukraine has had a tough go of it of late. The glow of the 2004 Orange Revolution has dimmed significantly, one of the nation’s most celebrated playwrights, The Pagans author Anna Yablonskaya, was killed in yesterday’s Moscow airport suicide bombing, and amidst these woes the international press seems predominantly interested in a human chain of…

COVER ART: The Making of Abysmal Dawn’s “Leveling the Plane of Existence”

January 25, 2011

When Charles [Elliott; vocals/guitar] contacted me the only lyrics that was written was Leveling the Plane of Existence. It makes reference to us crawling out from the primordial ooze and is basically about wiping us from the planet so that everything starts from zero again.

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…

Black Metal Album Art – Classics Redux

January 21, 2011

All, well most, metal writers are members of or ghost message boards. You know, places where like-minded folk with very niche-musical tastes congregate. In fact, Decibel has a forum. You should join and sling your David-sized opinions against dB forum goliaths! Anyway, it’s where we digitally travel to pontificate (very important), research (not very important),…

Exclusive: Meshuggah Discuss New Studio Album

January 21, 2011

It’s been three years since Jack Osbourne’s favorite “Norwegian death metal band” wowed us with the punishing poly-rhythms of ObZen. The good news, according to Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake and vocalist Jens Kidman, is that you won’t have to wait another three years to hear the follow-up. In this exclusive interview for the Deciblog, Haake…