Gene Simmons is Not Leet…

October 21, 2010

Gene Simmons, an old prick who’s subsisted for the last thirty six years on piles of cash, gross sex and arrogance, thinks people on the internet are analogous to laser-pointing fans at his shows. He assumes with a few belches from his makeup-covered, distended belly, he can scare people into following his commands and be…

Day in the Life of R. Loren (Sailors With Wax Wings), Part I

October 21, 2010

By R. Loren (Sailors With Wax Wings) Wake up. Email. Feed, dress, entertain daughter. Take daughter to daycare. Go to work. Scramble to prepare lesson plan on Mary Shelley and the Gothic Novel while listening to Xasthur’s Portal Of Sorrow. Respond to emails on my phone from Derek at Solid PR regarding press for Sailors…

Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) Tour Diary: Part Two

October 21, 2010

Hot on the heels of this summer’s Profound Lore debut, Of Seismic Consequence, Chicago prog-monsters Yakuza scored perhaps the baddest-ass black metal tour of 2010, scorching the States with Triptykon and 1349. Frontman/White Sox fan-for-life Bruce Lamont will periodically fill us in on the gory details. Day 4—Baltimore Showed up around doors. A good friend…

Venom – “Welcome to Hell”

October 20, 2010

The decision to induct Venom’s debut, Welcome to Hell, rather than the band’s second album, Black Metal, came down to one simple fact: there would be no Black Metal—the album or the genre—were it not for Welcome to Hell.

I Can Haz Your Soul

October 20, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAfpq6EPKck (Addendum: Mr. Nick Green actually presented this video to Deciblog viewers about a year ago, but we thought “Hey, we can write it up a whole lot better than that guy.” Then we didn’t.) This video isn’t good. No one’s saying it is. But how are we going to let a clip where someone…

Snake, Rattle, Rock ‘n’ Roll

October 20, 2010

Greetings, unwashed Philadelphians. Short of a midweek rainout, there won’t be a Phillies game to command your undivided attention this Friday; hell, we may even know the victor of this high-stakes wager by then. So, take a break from pondering the complexities of the double switch, hop on the Blue Line and do irreparable auditory…

Picture of the Day 10-20-10

October 20, 2010

It’s no secret that Decibel writers spend lots of time looking at pictures of cats on the internets. The December 2009 issue featured the Cutest Kittehs in Metal story. We’re disciples of I Can Has Cheezburger and Cute Overload. When I stumbled upon this picture of a 4-month-old European Burmese kitten at some ridiculous cat…

Johan Ericsson’s (Shadowgarden) Top 5 Swedish Gothic Metal Records

October 19, 2010

By Johan Ericsson (Shadowgarden, Draconian, Doom:VS) 5. Bay Laurel – Where Pain Comes to Die (2000) This is a forgotten gem. I don’t know what the sales were for this album but I guess not many people have heard it. After releasing a couple of albums and EPs this came to be their final release….

Modern Life: Kottonmouth Kings, Medicaid Fraud, & Gilbert Gottfried Edition

October 19, 2010

From the crackerjack crime-fighting outfit at the Idaho District Attorney’s office comes word, via press release, of a great & glorious victory: A Hayden psychosocial rehabilitation worker was sentenced today for Medicaid Provider Fraud, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. First District Judge John P. Luster sentenced Lindsay A. Nelson, 26, to 30 days in jail,…

Stream the New Ehnahre Before You Can Pronounce It!

October 19, 2010

If that picture doesn’t make you want to roundhouse a 13-year-old’s teeth in during a wall of death, we feel sorry for you. Just kidding. Ehnahre are a pretty stellar DM/free jazz/esoterica hybrid from the perpetually psycho Crucial Blast envelope-pushers. Featuring members of dB favorite Kayo Dot, Taming the Cannibals is a late contender for…